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Posted by Martin May 21, 2022

2022 Week 20 investing and trading report

Trading and investing this year were a disaster so far. I think this was the worst year and worst decline I have experienced. The Covid plunge? No problem, I could manage the portfolio well and made tons of money. 2018 decline? Not a problem. Yes, I felt the pressure, but I think today, it is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 20, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 20

I expected 2022 year to be slow and not as profitable trading as 2021 but what is happening this year is outstanding. Nevertheless, our SPX trading is doing well so far although it is very difficult trading. I am adjusting trades to get busted again. This is one of the reasons why as an investor Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 14, 2022

2022 Week 19 investing and trading report

Last week the trading became even worse. Due to volatility in the markets, my margin shrunk to zero… That means I am pretty much in a full cash account unable to trade anything because I have no buying power. I have over $60,000 in cash but that is all locked by margin maintenance requirements. All Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 13, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 19

This selling is becoming frustrating. Our SPX trading strategy held relatively well, mostly because I didn’t trade much. All I did was sit tight and manage trades that needed adjustment. I only opened Friday trade and used the collected credit to help offset another trade that needed adjustment. Next week, I will be doing the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 07, 2022

2022 Week 18 investing and trading report

The first week of May trading hasn’t started very well and I have very low expectations for this month. I am a bit skeptical that it would improve. Our buying power is extremely depressed which prevents me from trading and investing in this market. As of today, I have over $68,000 in cash that I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 07, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 18

For 18 weeks ur SPX PCS strategy performed well while the market was selling off. It was not an easy journey this year. When I started this strategy at the end of 2021 I hoped for a better start and large profits. The market had a different opinion. Despite heavy selling, we finished up by Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 30, 2022

2022 Week 17 investing and trading report

April trading in our main account ended relatively well compared to the entire market. Our options income ended up, our dividend income also ended up, but our net liquidation value got a severe beating. Our Net-liq is down -22.08% compared to March 2022 and overall account is down -15.99% YTD. I hope, that when the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 30, 2022

April 2022 $100 Challenge account review

In April we didn’t trade much as we are building equity in the account after we had to close our positions at a loss. It is a part of the game that we will time to time take a loss. But we have time on our side and we will take leveraged positions to grow Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 30, 2022

2022 SPX put credit spreads trading review – week 17

Our SPX PCS strategy finished up by 1.71% while SPX lost -3.27%. Last week was a horrible week. As pundits and media say, it was the worst week since 2008. There seems to be no end to selling pressure. Our account performed well but I do not feel happy about it because it was very Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 23, 2022

2022 Week 16 investing and trading report

Once again I was surprised with our options trading results this week. I expected a positive return but only around $1,000 dollars. So receiving $3,108 in options premiums was a nice surprise that offset the horrible account balance results. Our net-liq dropped significantly again and we pretty much erased all last year’s gains. But the Continue reading →