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Dividend CCCs Link

Over time my trading strategy evolved. I went from chasing high yield to chasing high options premiums and now I realized that it is all futile. And dangerous. So, I am now in a position that I am OK collecting a few dollars every month or week as these small payouts will compound and grow Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 07, 2017

Capital One (COF) roll down and out

My original trade in COF is slowly turning against me. Today, COF dropped down by 2.36% and there is a higher chance that the selling may continue.   Although, the trade has 70% POP and 2 days to expiration I decided to move the trade out and down.   I am trying to spread my Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 07, 2017

Sold Domino Pizza (DPZ) vertical (IRA)

Entering a new trade for tomorrow morning using DPZ:   STO 1 DPZ Dec15 150.00 put BTO 1 DPZ Dec15 120.00 put @ 0.50 credit limit     The trade executed this morning for 0.50 credit.  

Posted by Martin November 04, 2017

October 2017 results

October is over and it brought a few significant changes to my accounts. When I changed my daily job, I begun a 401k transfer to a self directed IRA account. At first I transferred my old 401k to TD Ameritrade. I also asked TD to adjust my fee schedule to get better assignment fees and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 03, 2017

September 2017 results

Another month is over and time to review my accounts, trading and investing results for September 2017. September was volatile month mainly to my trading yet I was able to end higher than in August in all accounts. Again, this month, I was not focusing on income but rather on bringing my accounts to the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 18, 2017

Strangle 2 STX Sep22 34.00/30.00

UPDATE: September 18, 2017 Today, the trade closed. Both legs got purchased back for 0.05 debit.   ORIGINAL TRADE Another strangle opened today:   STO 2 STX Sep22 34.00 call STO 2 STX Sep22 30.00 put @ 0.44 credit limit   STX @ 32.19 IV @ 34.92% EM @ 1.87 DTE @ 15   Open Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 08, 2017

Strangle: 4 ETE Oct6 19.00/16.50

STO 4 ETE Oct6 19.00 call STO 4 ETE Oct6 16.50 put @ 0.28 credit limit   ETE @ 17.84 IV @ 28.27% EM @ 1.14 DTE @ 29 Margin @ 973.60     Trade opened @ 0.29 credit.   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/08/2017 $116.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Martin September 07, 2017

Strangle 3 TECK Sep22 26.50/22.50

Today, I sold another strangle:   STO 3 TECK Sep22 26.50 call STO 3 TECK Sep22 22.50 put @ 0.25 credit limit   TECK @ 24.56 IV @ 42.96% EM @ 1.47 DTE @ 15   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/07/2017 $75.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Martin September 07, 2017

Strangle 4 ETE Sep29 19.00/16.50

Today, I sold a new strangle:   STO 4 ETE Sep29 19.00 call STO 4 ETE Sep29 16.50 call @ 0.16 credit limit   ETE @ 17.84 IV @ 28.07 EM @ 1.00 DTE @ 22   Open trade Premium Trade Status 09/07/2017 $64.00 OPEN Acc# 8008  

Posted by Martin September 06, 2017

New Job And July – August 2017 Income Reports

Lately, I wasn’t posting much as I quit my job and I was on the hunt for a new one. Then, all my trading and dividend investing was on an autopilot and I wasn’t posting much either. Now, that I have a new job, I hope will be able to get back to trading and Continue reading →