Made a quick stop at Vilgāle today to check how our apt renovation works are going and made this short drone footage. There is some recreational potential at Vilgāle. There is a guest house, a Montessori school, some shop (s), and a huge Vilgales lake (a couple of months ago I met some Aussies here). Quite often properties go from the hammer in this village. they just sold kindergarten for EUR 20K (we wanted to buy, but hell - what would we do with a kindergarten) DJI Mavic Air 2, February 27, 2021 Music by Scott Holmes: Hotshot  
A few days ago I discovered this little amazing and free automated crypto trading bot from Trality and I feel very impressed. Trality is a platform for anybody who wants to profit from algorithmic trading without giving up the day job. At least not right away I like algorithm trading and I believe if done correctly then it can help to save money (and in the best scenario to make more). A couple of years ago I did some experiments with another crypto trading bot - Gekko, but I soon stopped using it, despite the backtests I was able to generate pretty impressive returns using...
It has been a while since I last time compared the economic output of the former Soviet Union states. Last time I did, I had data for 2013, see: GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2013 With the latest economic sanctions against Belarus I decided to take a look, how does each of the former Soviet countries stands now, the latest data I was able to gather was from 2019 (World Bank). Per capita gross domestic product (GDP) is a metric that breaks down a country's economic output per person and is calculated by dividing the GDP of a country by its population. For the ease of...
On February 1, 2021, I sold  all 55 shares of Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) at $13.45 to purchase 10 shares with KO at $48.26 per share + kept some cash I've been holding WPG shares since late 2018 It seemed like a nice dividend stock, but later turned out one of the most disastrous stocks in my portfolio, falling from ~$7 per share to way below $1.  Once this stock fell below $1 I bought some more, idea was to go bust or make out like a bandit. Then WPG stock went stock split 9:1, and our 500 shares turned into 55, seems it was a smart enough move to buy...
On April 15, 2021, I sold 80 shares of Stone Harbor Emerging (NYSE:EDF) at $8.85 to finance other stock purchases on Interactive Broker We have been holding EDF stock since July 2018, in general, I still like the stock, but my investment philosophy has changed and I'm not interested anymore to hold stocks without options. EDF was a decent monthly dividend stock, unfortunately, I'm closing this position with a loss of -$572.35. Who knows, maybe in the future, I might buy back this stock. 
Green cape is one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, located just some 9 km outside of Batumi.  Batumi Botanical Garden is located within Green Cape's picturesque setting. You can reach Green cape from Batumi by a taxi or bus. Pebbled beach at Green cape There are several cafes located in and within a close proximity to Green cape. The main entrance to the Batumi Botanical garden also is located here. Green Cape and a pier This place has also some special place in our hearts, as back in the Summer of 2012, we camped overnight here at had a very very nice Summer...
One of the strangest weekend trips, - from the Russian Tsar favorite places in Abastumani to the footsteps of Khertvisi fortress which, rumor has it, Alexader the Great has visited. From the Georgian Cave towns in Vardzia to friendly Armenians in Ninotsminda and back to Russian Dukhobor settlements near the beautiful lakes of Saghamo, Paravani, and Tsalka reservoir, not to mention tasty Belgian chocolate from the Phoka Monastery. Strange, but awesome. Thumbs up!
I was facing problems with some Drupal modules not being supported, before upgrading to PHP 7.4 version.   As I had running Ubuntu 16.04 server with Nginx and PHP 7.0 FPM on in I felt a bit afraid performing a live update and decided to make a new backup for all settings.  Here I found some good advice: How To Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04/16.04 and also for Drupal specific things took my own advice from here: How to Install Drupal with Nginx, PHP-FPM 7.4, MySQL, phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 20.04 - Linode Guide Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 Step 1: Add PHP...
On January 29, 2021, we bought 15 shares of NIO stock (NYSE:O ) paying $57.17 per share.  Unlike most of the other stocks I buy, NIO is not a dividend stock, instead, I see NIO as a potential growth stock NIO is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, specializing in designing and developing electric vehicles. The company is also involved in the FIA Formula E Championship, the first single-seater, all-electric racing series NIO stock forecast The 17 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for NIO Inc have a median target of 68....
If you have been following my blog for a while, you most probably have noticed I love writing a lot about stock and options trading. As this is going to be a longer, technical post, and you are here for what the title says, here is the link, go and start exploring: Covered Calls with Reinis Fischer At some point, 80% of the new content in the blog was about some of my latest stock buys or detailed options trades. It helped to fill up the content, but also to lose track of the other interesting things I do - travels, reviews, programming, photography, and so on. The blog started...
On March 5, 2021, I bought additional 8 shares of Intel Corporation (INTC) for our daughter's stock portfolio, paying $61.03 per share. Funds for this purchase were taken from my dad's inheritance fund. With its quarterly dividend payout of $0.33 per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 2.16% and will pay us $2.64 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest addition to the portfolio, but every bit counts. We are now holding 54 shares with INTC Our average buy price: $55.95 I plan to increase the...
Hotel Dalis Mta is located some 35 kilometers from the Dedoplitskaro town, right next to the Dalis Mta water reservoir in the Chachuna managed area. We had a chance to stay here overnight at the start of June 2020, as the trip was organized by a German friend, he was the one who found and booked this place. The hotel charged GEL 50 per person, plus an additional GEL 30 dinner and an additional GEL 30 breakfast. If you are into grilling I guess it shouldn't be a problem to prepare a grill (as long as you have firewood and meat with you) We booked this place in the frames of a weekend trip to...
Epic Georgia! Epic Vashlovani! Another awesome weekend recorded. Crossing desert sand, meeting more than 30 turtles, reaching man-built Chachuna reservoir, stepping in volcano mud puddles. With an overnight stay in a camp base powered by solar power. Reaching Eagle canyon near Dedoplitskaro and having fun at abandoned Russian airfields in the middle of nowhere. Many thanks to Ralph Schmidt for making this trip happen. June 5-6, 2021  
At the end of April 2021 (April 27) I started another interesting challenge in which was looking to publish at least one YouTube video a day for 30 days and double up my YouTube subscriber count! In this article, I'm going to share details of how it all went. Despite I have a semi-active YouTube page since 2014, and I've published there more than 20 videos over the years, the total subscriber count at the start of this experiment was very humble - 14. I've never been active or trying to market my YouTube channel, but now I decided to see - could I grow my channel by posting...
On April 30, 2021, I bought additional 6 shares of Apple stock (NASDAQ: AAPL) paying $133.33 per share.  With its quarterly dividend of 0.22 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 0.66% and will pay us an additional $1.32 every quarter (before tax).  Not the biggest income, but when buying Apple stock I'm are not looking at a dividend alone. instead, I'm looking at a potential value growth and options income from selling covered calls. At the start of January, I got an inheritance of EUR 6,061 - I...
Last weekend we had a very nice and remote trip to the Vashlovani protected areas here in Georgia, we had a chance to sleep in a very remote place that was powered by solar energy and there was no internet connection. The last time I was in a place without an internet connection was some 7 years ago, and I already started to believe there are not any more such places. There are. Solar-powered Hotel Dalis Mta in Georgia Anyhow, while stargazing I had time to think, and I was thinking how much I like such outdoors trips, overlooking mountains, crossing deserts, and then returning back...
On January 29, 2021, we bought additional 14 shares of Realty Income Corp. (NYSE:O ) paying $59.80 per share.  With its monthly dividend of 0.23 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 4.61% and will pay us an additional $3.22 every month (before tax).  Now, that's awesome! To finance this purchase we spent one-fourth of our options income in the month of January, see January 2021 Options Income Report - $3,284.00 We now hold in total 64 shares of O, In total, they contribute about $152.32 (after tax) yearly ...
Located in the centre of Batumi, just 200 m from the Black Sea coast, Hilton Batumi is a pet-friendly 5-star hotel offering a modern interior design and high-quality facilities. Dolphinarium is 300 m from the hotel and Europe Square is 900 m away. We booked this 5-star Hilton Batumi hotel for a 3-night stay at the end of May 2021 and paid about GEL 2400 / USD 772. Price included a junior suite executive room with excellent views from the 19th floor, access to the executive lounge for some light snacks, a salty swimming pool, gym, and some more perks (breakfast), as we arrived in Batumi by...
On February 2, 2021, I bought additional 12 shares of LI (NASDAQ:LI) for our daughter's stock portfolio, paying $30.16 per share. Funds for this purchase were taken from my dad's inheritance fund. Li Auto Inc., also known as Li Xiang, is a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Beijing, with manufacturing facilities in Changzhou Unlike most of my other buys - LI is not a dividend stock. When buying this stock I'm looking at potential value growth. We are now holding 20 shares with LI Our average buy price: $31.94 I plan to...
In this article I've listed top 10 best selling laptops models on Amazon in month of June, 2021 A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from that. Prices for laptop computers listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily. For actual prices please refer on the product page on Amazon. Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3...
Another awesome weekend has been in our tapes - this time we booked a Tbilisi - Batumi flight by Vanilla Sky (it's super cheap and takes only 50 minutes to get there), a 5-star Hilton Hotel with executive views + gym and saltwater pool access. Visited Green Cape + Botanical garden. Pink ice cream is still our favorite. Made a ton of hyper lapses and experimented with keyframing (fast forward in Adobe Premiere). Enjoy and thumbs up!
On May 3, 2021, I bought additional 10 shares of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) stock paying $54.42 per share. With its quarterly dividend of 0.42 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 3.08% and will pay us an additional $4.20 every quarter (before tax). Awesome! Ko is paying a dividend in the following months: April, July, October, and December, we will enjoy some small boost in these months KO stock price May 3, 2021 I keep buying KO stock once a month, using the so-called dollar-cost averaging until I will reach 100...
Welcome to the forty-nine (#49) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks in May 2021. The last May we spent in Georgia, did a lot of road trips, kept going to the gym and swimming pool, visited English kindergarten for our daughter. Life is very good. I was doing quite a lot of awesome drone videography around the country, discovered new places. Sallty Garden Tavern in Georgia From the perspective of dividend income - Last May was low, very low. The thing is it is about a year already I'm not focusing on...
A short video how I made a quick $91.6 by writing a covered call on NYSE:BMY stock Transcript: Hello everyone, my name is Reinis Fischer  and you're watching my YouTube channel  where I talk about stock investments and options trading  Today I'm going to talk about how I made a quick 100 bucks in eight days by selling a covered call on Bristol Myers Squibb stock. A long story short on April 15 I bought 100 shares paying about $64.51 per share. In total, my investment was $6,451. Simultaneously, or I did the so-called buy/write ...
Competitive gaming?  Think 244Hz display! Top 17 Best Selling Gaming Laptops with 144hz Display A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from that. Prices for laptop computers listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily. For actual prices please refer on the product page on Amazon. Razer Blade 15 Advanced Gaming Laptop 2021: Intel Core i7-10875H...
This weekend we decided to stay in close proximity to Tbilisi - choosing Tsilkani, Natakhtari, Bazaleti route - met a few donkeys, a lot of butterflies, and tried some of the best katmis mcvadi at Salty Garden and of course cooling off at Biltmore's swimming pool in the afternoon
In this video I'm talking about my top 3 favorite dividend stocks I'm holding in my portfolio and how with the help of covered calls I'm boosting my monthly returns. Subscribe to my covered calls newsletter here Transcript: Good morning everyone, Reinis Fischer here, your favorite guy on talking about stocks, covered calls, and trading options. Today I'm going to talk about my favorite three, top three dividend stocks. Currently, in my portfolio I have about 40 stocks, not all are dividend stocks and not all are good stocks. I started to build my portfolio about...
On January 19, 2021, I bought 8 shares of LI (NASDAQ:LI) for our daughter's stock portfolio, paying $34.62 per share. Funds for this purchase were taken from my dad's inheritance fund. Li Auto Inc., also known as Li Xiang, is a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Beijing, with manufacturing facilities in Changzhou Unlike most of my other buys - LI is not a dividend stock. When buying this stock I'm looking at potential value growth. The 12 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Li Auto Inc. have a median target of 261.56, with a...
In this article, I will share details on how I configured Trality crypto trading bot for trading ADA and XLM coins with Moving Averages crossovers and RSI indicators Originally I launched this algorithm trading bot in mid-May 2021, by setting it up to sell EUR-XLM pair based on RSI strategy, a bit later I added ADA coin to this setup, but then I noticed that the bot has used all buying power to purchase only ADA coins, which is not what I actually wanted and here I decided I need to fine-tune some settings, defining that only 50% can go in purchasing...
On February 5, 2021, I bought an additional 11 shares of Intel Corporation (INTC) for our daughter's stock portfolio, paying $58.32 per share. Funds for this purchase were taken from my dad's inheritance fund. With its quarterly dividend payout of $0.33 per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 2.26% and will pay us $3.63 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest addition to the portfolio, but every bit counts. INTC is paying a dividend in the following months - March, June, September, and December For...