August 2019

#63 Covered Call Sell: WPG SEP 20'19 2.5 @0.9 (Dividend Capture)

Published: 31 August, 2019 seen 59 Trading

On August 23rd, 2019, I sold the following covered call -  WPG SEP 20'19 2.5 @0.9. I entered this trade for a speculative reason and to learn a new technique - capturing a dividend On dividend.com I noticed that WPG has kept a dividend at $0.25 per share, and is going ex-dividend on August 30 Upcoming dividend date WPG As we have been holding WPG in our children investment portfolio, I keep an eye on developments with this stock, In short the stock has lost in value about 50% since we first bought it at the end of 2018, but has kept a stable dividend, despite the dividend yield is already …

#49 T AUG 16'19 34 Put Sell @0.39

Published: 30 August, 2019 seen 23 Trading

On August 1st, 2019, I made the following put sell -  T AUG 16'19 34 Put Sell @0.39 This was already the forty-ninth (#49) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. Got for this trade a premium of $39, but I will be obligated to buy 100 shares of ET if the price will drop below $34 USD per share by AUG 16, 2019 Break-even price: $33.61 In case I will be obligated to buy this stock, I already have collected premium, and my real buying price…

#58 AMD AUG 30'19 29 Put Sell @0.40

Published: 29 August, 2019 seen 20 Trading

On August 20, 2019, I made the following out of the money (OTM) AMD AUG 30'19 29 Put Sell @0.40 This was already the fifty-eight (#58) put sell from my short options trader career. This trade was another experiment with shorter-term options, as usually, I sell only on dividend-paying stocks, mostly with longer-term (more than 30 days). AMD is an exception, AMD doesn't pay a dividend. This trade was an experiment, I don't plan to make such trades a lot in the future AMD currently is trading at $30.96. Got for this trade a premium of $40, but I will be obligated (I will try to close the…

July 2019 Crypto Options Income

Published: 28 August, 2019 seen 63 Investments

Welcome to the second (#2) crypto options income report - covering monthly earnings I've made from crypto options trading (puts and calls) in the July 2019. Last July I sold both Ethereum and Bitcoin on Deribit trading platform. N.B. I learn as I go, anything written here should be taken with a grain of salt, I'm no expert or certified financial advisor. Investments in stocks, options, funds, bonds or crypto are risk investments and you could lose some or all of your money. Do your due diligence before investing in any kind of asset.  Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links to …

Georgia / Azerbaijan Border Crossing by train (Gardabani / Boyuk Kasik)

Published: 27 August, 2019 seen 473 Travel guides

When traveling by train from Tbilisi to Baku, there are two border checkpoints (one in Georgia, and one in Azerbaijan)  - the total border crossing procedure can take around 2 hours (an hour for each side) and you can stay inside the train during the checkups. In this article, I'll share some notes from our latest trip to Baku from Tbilisi by train in the start of August 2019 Tbilisi - Baku by Train Ticket Information It takes about an hour for the train to reach Georgia / Azerbaijan border at Gardabani. Police officers (border guards) will enter the train, collect passports and check if you…

#64 ET APR 17'20 13 Put Sell @1.32 (Roll Forward)

Published: 26 August, 2019 seen 16 Trading

On August 23, 2019, I made the following put sell - ET APR 17'20 13 Put Sell @1.32 - actually I rolled forwarded a trade I originally opened at the start of August and which approached to the expiration in the money zone. Not willing to be assigned yet - I roll forwarded this trade to April 2020 and lowered the strike price from $14 per share to $13 per share. The best I got paid for that. That's what I really like when trading options, in most cases you can adjust your trades.  This was already the sixty-fourth (#64) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found…

Algeti National Park Visitor Center Manglisi

Published: 25 August, 2019 seen 217 Tourism objects

The main entrance of the national park is located near the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary of Manglisi. Algeti National Park Administration has a small infrastructural unit – a picnic area with auxiliary buildings and a forest adventure park.  Algeti has been on our radar ever since we discovered Algeti water reservoir while hiking in Birvisi Canyon. To get here we used Tbilisi - Kojori - Tsalka - Ninotsminda road Day trip To Tsalka and nearby Villages Forest adventure park at Algeti Visitors center From first sight, the forest adventure park looks quite easy. During our visit…

How to Get around in Baku by using Taxi Mobile Application Bolt

Published: 24 August, 2019 seen 294 Travel guides

There is a very convenient way of getting around in Baku by taxi using mobile application Bolt (formerly known as Taxify). The best, if you have already installed Bolt for some other city, it will work internationally.  How to Get around in Tbilisi by Taxify (Taxi Mobile Application) Regular street taxi will ask at least 5 manat for shorter distance drive in the city (during my short 3 days visit to Baku, I caught regular street taxis a couple of times, first one  - from the Baku Railway station wanted 10 AZN to get us to the boulevard, I managed to bargain down to 8 AZN). Next time I was…

#48 Put Sell: ET SEP 13'19 14.5 Put @0.66

Published: 23 August, 2019 seen 20 Trading

On August 1st, 2019, I made the following put sell -  ET SEP  13'19 14.5 Put @0.66 This was already the forty-eight (#48) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. ET currently is trading at $13.51 and has a yearly dividend payout of $1.22 giving a yield of 9% (before taxes). Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. These are the months I'm always worried about, in case I will be assigned ET stock…

Planing a trip to Azerbaijan: How to get a Prepaid SIM Card with Internet

Published: 22 August, 2019 seen 785 Travel guides

I traveled to Azerbaijan for about 3 days in August 2019, our final destination was the capital city of Baku. One of the reasons I was looking for prepaid sim card in Azerbaijan is quite simple - to call a taxi from mobile application. Unfortunately, or for luck, this time I didn't actually take a sim-card with internet while in Azerbaijan (it was very quite possible to use public and hotel Wi-Fi during our stay in Baku), but I gathered some information, which might help. There are three major mobile phone operators currently in Azerbaijan: Azercell, Bakcell and Nar . All three networks are…

Options Income July 2019

Published: 21 August, 2019 seen 46 Investments

Welcome to the fifth (#5) options income report - covering earnings I've made from options trading (naked puts and covered calls) in the month of July 2019 Options are the latest investment strategy in my portfolio - in short, I'm looking to use option trading to generate additional income from stocks I already have (covered calls) or would love to have (naked puts) in my portfolio. I mostly trade against dividend stocks only (at least for now). I learn as I go, anything written here should be taken with a grain of salt, I'm no expert or certified financial advisor. Investments in stocks,…

#41 Put Sell: ET JAN 17'20 13 Put @0.56

Published: 20 August, 2019 seen 26 Trading

On July 16, 2019, I made the following in the money (ITM) put sell -  ET JAN 17'20 13 Put @0.56 This is already the forty-first (#41) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. ET currently is trading at $14.72 and has a yearly dividend payout of $1.22 giving a yield of 8.28% (before taxes). Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. These are the months I'm always worried about, in case I will be assigned…

Top 19 AMD Ryzen Laptop Computers

Published: 19 August, 2019 seen 1,900 Online Shopping

AMD is not only great stock for writing naked puts or covered calls (the thing I've been doing lately) but AMD also offers great and budget-friendly processors for business and gaming laptops. Just like Intel has branded their processors like Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9, AMD has Ryzen has 3,5 and 7. In today's article, I've listed top 19 AMD Ryzen Laptop Computers available for sale on Amazon. Most of the AMD Ryzen powered laptops features full HD 1920X1080 display resolution, while there is a hot topic which is better intel vs AMD, the AMD Ryzen series offers some great and…

Weekend trip to Batumi and other cool places in Georgia

Published: 18 August, 2019 seen 162 Travel guides

This is a round-up post for places we visited and discovered during our latest weekend trip to Batumi and nearby seaside towns at the end of April 2019. During this trip, we stayed at two 5-star hotels (Georgia Palace hotel in Kobuleti and Castello Mare hotel), visited the center of Batumi (did some small shopping there). On our way there and back dinned at local nice Georgian restaurants (Restaurant Antre Batono near Ubisa was amazing) We also visited some interesting sites, like the Gonio fortress, unfortunately, we didn't find the Batumi Botanical garden this time (but as we have been…

Grill&Fish Jomas terase, Jūrmala

Published: 17 August, 2019 seen 186 Restaurant reviews

Grill&Fish Jomas terase is another stylish restaurant located on central Jomas street in busy Latvian seaside town Jūrmala. We visited this place in early May 2019, during a short  10 day trip to Latvia.  Grill bar Lighthouse serves traditional seasonal Latvian cuisine and not only Soup at Grill and Fish restaurant in Jūrmala The Grill & Fish restaurant seems is quite popular among locals and visitors. Food choice is OK, prices are pretty high, but taking into consideration that you are dining in the heart of Jūrmala on Jomas street - they are quite ok Grill $ Fish Jomas terase in…

#47 Put Sell: ET SEP 20'19 14 Put @0.43

Published: 16 August, 2019 seen 21 Trading

On August 1st, 2019, I made the following put sell -  ET SEP 20'19 14 Put @0.43 This was already the forty-seventh (#47) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. ET currently is trading at $13.51 and has a yearly dividend payout of $1.22 giving a yield of 9% (before taxes). Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. These are the months I'm always worried about, in case I will be assigned ET stock before…

Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku

Published: 15 August, 2019 seen 140 Airports

Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport is one of the six international airports serving Azerbaijan. The airport is located 20 kilometers northeast of Baku, connected to the city by a modern highway. The airport serves as the home base for national carrier Azerbaijan Airlines and Buta Airways.   I've been flying from this airport back to Tbilisi with Buta Airways in early August 2019, see: About Buta Airways Baku - Tbilisi fight Two passenger terminals and two cargo terminals operate at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. There is Vanderlande baggage-handling system in Terminal 1, as well…

Latest Stock Buy For Child Investment Portfolio: RA

Published: 14 August, 2019 seen 130 Investments

On May 10, 2019, I bought 28 shares of Brookfield Real Assets Income Fund Inc (RA) at $22.03 per share. With its monthly dividend payout of 0.20 dollars per share, (before tax) this latest buy has a dividend yield of 10.84% and will pay us $5.60 (before tax) every month. Awesome!  I bought this share for our little baby girl's stock portfolio. Our  0-month-old baby girl has a dividend stock portfolio generating already $36.21/mo. I'm looking to grow it towards $50/mo $60 by the end of 2019. The latest buy has made a nice little boost of $4.76 (after tax) to our monthly dividend income. RA is…

About Buta Airways Baku - Tbilisi fight

Published: 13 August, 2019 seen 62 Travel guides

Buta Airways is an Azerbaijani low-cost virtual carrier, headquartered in Baku, with its primary operational base at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Azerbaijan Airlines. We fled with Buta Airways at the start of August 2019 from Baku - Tbilisi. The flight was served from Heydar Aliyev International Airport Terminal 2. And that's what I really enjoyed - Terminal 2 is quite small, no need to travel long distances to find gates and so on. Really compact and neat. We bought three adults tickets and paid about $300 for that. Our baby girl (13-month-old) for…

Top Best Selling NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming Laptops

Published: 12 August, 2019 seen 3,341 Online Shopping

The GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti and 1660 are built with the breakthrough graphics performance of the award-winning NVIDIA Turing™ architecture.  Get amazing performance and image quality while live streaming to Twitch or YouTube. GTX 1660 Ti and 1660’s dedicated hardware encoders deliver 15% improved efficiency over prior-generation graphics cards and are optimized for Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Unlike with PC's where you can extend your computer with a GPU, when choosing a laptop your options are more limited and in general, you cannot change the graphics card. In this article, I've listed…

Goodwill Gori Higway

Published: 11 August, 2019 seen 154 Shopping Venues

Goodwill near Gori - Tbilisi Highway is a convenient rest area/supermarket/ eatery while driving to Tbilisi (from Kutaisi or Batumi, for example) Goodwill was one of the first supermarket chains in Georgia. I wouldn't call this store a supermarket in the classic sense, as mostly here are sold long-lasting food items, though there is a stand for fresh products, like milk, eggs and so on). We keep stopping here, to buy some milk, coffee or Pringles chips and to take some coffee, when returning back from trips to Tbilisi Goodwill near Gori - Tbilisi highway There is also located Socar gas…

#45 Put Sell: ET SEP 6'19 14 Put @0.35

Published: 10 August, 2019 seen 21 Trading

On July 29th, 2019, I made the following in the money (ITM) put sell -  ET SEP 6'19 14 Put @0.35 This is already the forty-fifth (#45) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. ET currently is trading at $14.41 and has a yearly dividend payout of $1.22 giving a yield of 8.46% (before taxes). Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. These are the months I'm always worried about, in case I will be…

How To Withdraw Funds from Deribit

Published: 9 August, 2019 seen 1,393 Investments

Withdrawing funds from Deribit platform is very easy. Keep reading to learn more. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links to deribit.com options trading website, by clicking on links on this page and by making investment on derbit.com, I might earn affiliate income at no cost to you. I'm not a financial advisor and I don't give you any advice, I'm just sharing my own experience. Investments in stocks, funds, bonds or cryptos are risk investments and you could lose some or all of your money. Do your due diligence before investing in any kind of asset.  Withdraw Ethereum​ from…

Antalya Aquarium

Published: 8 August, 2019 seen 114 Tourism objects

As one of the biggest aquarium complexes of the world, Antalya Aquarium offers inspiration, entertainment and education all at once. After touring the 40 thematic aquariums, you will come across the biggest tunnel aquarium of the World with a length of 131 meters and a width of 3 meters. We paid about an hour and a half long visit to Antalya aquarium in June 2019. We booked a trip here while staying at Kirman Belazur Resort &Spa from Pegas Touristik, and paid about $100. The fee included a ride to and back from our hotel for two adults and a baby and entrance tickets at the aquarium. …

July 2019 Dividend Income Report - $247.06

Published: 7 August, 2019 seen 144 Investments

Welcome to the twenty-seventh (#27) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in July 2019. Hawk-eyed blog readers will notice that I have dropped cryptocurrency lending from the top. And that's true, I have stopped lending crypto online on Poloniex.com, instead, I'm trading crypto options on Deribit.  Our baby daughter last July turned 1, and for that special event we traveled back to Latvia (spent 2 weeks there) - had a nice family gathering and very awesome 1-year birthday celebrations at Baltvilla hotel Birthday decorations…

#44 Call Sell: PEI AUG 16'19 6 @0.25

Published: 6 August, 2019 seen 25 Trading

On July 22, 2019, I sold the following covered call -  PEI AUG 16'19 6 @0.25 This was already forty-fourth (#44) options trade from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. Also, I sell covered calls. I have been selling puts and call on PEI stock since April 2019. So far, one of my best picks. Got for this trade a premium of $25, but I will be obligated to sell 100 shares of PEI if the strike price will be  $6 and more per share by Aug 16, 2019 Break-…

Latest Stock Sale - Tallinna Kaubamaja Grupp (TKM1T)

Published: 5 August, 2019 seen 59 Investments

On April 8th, 2019, I sold all 61 shares of Tallinna Kaubamaja Grupp (TKM1T) I had, getting EUR 8.68  per share, that's slightly less I paid for this share just a month ago (EUR 9.28). Despite this was one of the best stocks I've owned from the Baltic's I decided to sell off my Baltic holdings and to reinvest in US dividend-paying stocks. The main reason - most of the Baltic stocks pay a dividend once in a year, while US stocks pay monthly / quarterly. I decided to sell it after got dividend payment (Sold before pay-date but after ex and record dates) and to re-invest money into quarterly…

#42 Call Sell: PEI JAN 17'20 7 @0.25

Published: 4 August, 2019 seen 31 Trading

On July 19th, 2019, I sold the following covered call -  PEI JAN 17'20 7 @0.25 This was already forty-second (#42) options trade from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. Also, I sell covered calls. I have been selling puts and call on PEI stock since April 2019. So far, one of my best picks. Got for this trade a premium of $w5, but I will be obligated to sell 100 shares of PEI if the strike price will be  $7 and more per share by JAN 17, 2020 Break…

#40 Put Sell: ET AUG 30'19 14 Put @0.29

Published: 3 August, 2019 seen 14 Trading

On July 11th, 2019, I made the following in the money (ITM) put sell - ET AUG 30'19 14 Put @0.29 This is already the forty (#40) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. ET currently is trading at $14.72 and has a yearly dividend payout of $1.22 giving a yield of 8.28% (before taxes). Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. These are the months I'm always worried about, in case I will be assigned ET…

#46 Put Sell: AMD AUG 2'19 29 Put @0.24

Published: 2 August, 2019 seen 25 Trading

On July 29th, 2019, I made the following in the money (ITM) put sell -  AMD AUG 2'19 29 Put @0.24 This was already the forty-sixth (#46) put sell from my short options trader career. This trade was more an experiment with shorter-term options, as usually, I sell only on dividend-paying stocks, mostly with longer-term (more than 30 days). AMD is an exception, AMD doesn't pay a dividend. This trade was an experiment, I don't plan to make such trades a lot in the future AMD currently is trading at $33.48. Got for this trade a premium of $24, but I will be obligated (I will try to close the…

#39 Put Sell: ET AUG 23'19 14 Put @0.28

Published: 1 August, 2019 seen 16 Trading

On July 10th, 2019, I made the following in the money (ITM) put sell - ET AUG 23'19 14 Put @0.28 This is already the thirty-ninth (#39) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. ET currently is trading at $14.72 and has a yearly dividend payout of $1.22 giving a yield of 8.28% (before taxes). Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. These are the months I'm always worried about, in case I will be…