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Posted by Martin June 10, 2024

Repositioning our portfolio

I spent the first half of 2024 repositioning our portfolio to align with our goals. I took some trades off, some are “parked to a later day” when I will deal with them (for example, I converted some of the bad SPX trades into a “box” and now I keep rolling it away). When I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 15, 2024

Why I Switched to Trading Futures and Futures Options

I run a program for subscribers to present my trades and post trade alerts. Anytime I open a trade, close it, or adjust it, I send out an alert so subscribers can copy trade my trades. Any subscriber can also ask any questions and if they need help I can help them with trades, explain Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 29, 2024

When and Why Rolling Options Spreads

Rolling options spreads is a challenging task. Many times, I roll due to expectations or my fear, and it ends up being a mistake, like the last trade I opened a few days ago, and it was a too-soon roll. When trading SPX, I usually sell Iron Condors. I started trading extremely conservative strikes (1 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 22, 2024

The SPX Crumbs Strategy Is Working!

I started trading an SPX Crumbs Strategy and developing it into other instruments such as individual stocks and futures. And it is working. I still deal with the old SPX trades that got me into trouble, but I am slowly eliminating them. It will take time, but I am confident. In the meantime, I trade Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 11, 2024

November – December 2023 SPX put credit spreads trading review

Our SPX Crumbs Strategy works great so far. I hope it will continue like that for years to come. September was a volatile market. After a strong rally since the end of the bear market in October 2022, the market pulled back. Our strategy sustained that pullback. We made good money even when the market Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 09, 2024

September – December 2023 Investing and Trading Report

Four months are behind us, and they were successful. We had a rough time in September, but the markets started rallying again, and our investing and trading performed great. I made many changes to our trading and investing. The most significant change was to our accounts’ SPX trading and cash management. I was always fully Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 04, 2023

Our Crumbs strategy still worked despite today’s selloff

Last Friday, the market jumped up and broke above what I thought was a rollover pattern. If the breakout was legit, it would make it a consolidation. But today, the market sold off and erased all Friday’s gains. Despite that, our Crumbs strategy worked. But on Friday, it all looked like we were going higher. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 02, 2023

Unleashing the Power of Options Trading: A Strategy That Defies Common Myths

Delving into options trading might seem daunting, especially with the plethora of warnings echoing from financial advisors. The narrative often revolves around risk, the gamble of losing money, and the unsuitability for the average investor. However, these cautionary tales are often regurgitated without personal experience, stemming from a reluctance to step outside conventional investment wisdom. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 02, 2023

Condors in the Clouds: A Hilarious Tale of Trading Triumph

Hey there, fellow financial daredevils and stock market acrobats! Today, we’re diving into the wild world of options trading with a side-splitting story that’ll have you laughing all the way to the bank (or maybe the virtual bank, since it’s the 21st century and all).     Our protagonist, let’s call them Captain Condor, recently Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 22, 2023

How to start trading options

On social media like Facebook, Reddit, or Twitter, I keep finding this question all the time: “How to start trading options.” And it can be intimidating to start trading options if you are new to them. Where to start? What to do? Recently, I found a question from one Redditor saying that he read a Continue reading →