September 2019

Top 10 Best Selling Laptops / Notebooks October 2019

  • Top 10 Best Selling Laptops / Notebooks October 2019

    Published: 30 September, 2019 seen 363 Online Shopping

    Acer, Apple, Lenovo and Asus are among the best selling laptop brand names in October 2019 Gaming laptops are getting the momentum and more users are choosing to have a one. When the price is a factor, decent computing power can be produced  from cheaper Chromebooks Keep reading to find more about Top 10 best selling notebooks/laptops this month. A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from that. Prices for HP laptops/ notebooks listed in this article are …

Orbeliani Square

  • Orbeliani Square

    Published: 29 September, 2019 seen 275 Tourism objects

    Orbeliani square has recently undergone some serious renovations works and has been opened for public. It's said that about $31 mln has bees spent on renovation works, which took more than two years. It's interesting to notice President Salome Zurabishvili, moved to the Presidential Palace on the Orbeliani Street when she was  elected to the post in 2019 Renovated Oberliani square in Tbilisi A couple of years ago similar renovation works were done on the Agmashenebeli avenue, see: New Life for Agmashenebeli avenue, Tbilisi Work on historic buildings included the removal of irreparably…

Options Income August 2019

  • Options Income August 2019

    Published: 28 September, 2019 seen 52 Investments

    Welcome to the sixth (#6) options income report - covering earnings I've made from options trading (naked puts and covered calls) in the month of August 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,…

August 2019 Crypto Options Income

  • August 2019 Crypto Options Income

    Published: 27 September, 2019 seen 60 Investments

    Welcome to the third (#3) crypto options income report - covering monthly earnings I've made from crypto options trading (puts and calls) in the August 2019. Last August 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 …

Fairmont Baku hotel at Flame Towers

  • Fairmont Baku hotel at Flame Towers

    Published: 26 September, 2019 seen 191 Hotel reviews

    Located in the Flame Towers Complex, just a 3-minute walk from the famous Martyrs' Alley, 5-star Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers features picturesque views of Baku City or Caspian Sea. We booked a two-night stay at Fairmont Baku in early August, during my birthday trip to Baku, Azerbaijan, for a two-day stay we paid USD 349, which I believe is the lowest amount of money we have paid for a luxury stay at 5-star hotel ever.  Top 14 Luxury 5-star hotels in Baku, Azerbaijan For the money paid we got a large (more than 50 m2) hotel room on the 15th floor, with a city view. The price also included…

Latest Stock Sale: Tallinna Vesi

  • Latest Stock Sale: Tallinna Vesi

    Published: 25 September, 2019 seen 124 Investments

    On September 2, 2019, I sold all 30 shares of Tallinna Vesi (TVEAT) I had, getting EUR 10.85 per share, to finance the purchase of US stocks. TVEAT has been in my portfolio since 2017. As most of the Nasdaq Baltic listed companies TVEAT paid just an annual dividend.  Tallinna Vesi was neither a good nor a bad investment. After holding it for about 2 years. I have made a very tiny profit from dividends, but the value invested has decreased. The good news probably is that I won't need to pay any tax on this as I have already paid dividend taxes and there is no need to pay tax on a losing…

#57 ET JAN 17'20 13 Put Sell @0.89 (Roll Forward)

  • #57 ET JAN 17'20 13 Put Sell @0.89 (Roll Forward)

    Published: 24 September, 2019 seen 29 Trading

    On August 12th, 2019, I made the following put sell - ET JAN 17'20 13 Put Sell @0.89 - actually I rolled forwarded a trade I originally opened at the start of July and which approached to the expiration in the money zone. Not willing to be assigned yet - I roll forwarded this trade to January 2020 and lowered the strike price from $14 per share to $13 per share. The best I got paid for that. #39 Put Sell: ET AUG 23'19 14 Put @0.28 This was already the fifty-seventh (#57) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts…

Amazon Alexa Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker Review

  • Amazon Alexa Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker Review

    Published: 23 September, 2019 seen 67 Gadget Reviews

    There are more than 50,000 user reviews about Alexa Echo Dot smart speaker on Amazon, and in this article, I wont be very original, but I will write another review from a point of view of a stock trader and a father of a little baby girl. I purchased our first Echo Dot smart speaker at the end of August 2019, it took more than 2 weeks to get it shipped to Georgia (country) and just in the mid-September, it was finally here.  Disclosure: This article contains 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 …

Daytrip to Manglisi

  • Daytrip to Manglisi

    Published: 22 September, 2019 seen 134 Travel guides

    Originally it was planned as a day trip to Dashbashi canyon near Tsalka, but at the end, we reached Buratino lake near Manglisi. Let me explain, the previous week we headed up to Tskneti and further to Kojori, but discovered there is a road connecting Kojori to Algeti national park up from there, and we agreed to spend one Saturday or Sunday afternoon discovering the area. From Algeti we are already familiar with Birtvisi canyon and Algeti reservoir. A couple of months ago a friend of mine told me  Our first stop - Visitor center of Algeti National park, a quick conversation with park rangers…

#65 Call Sell: PEI SEP 20'19 5 @0.2 (Dividend Capture)

  • #65 Call Sell: PEI SEP 20'19 5 @0.2 (Dividend Capture)

    Published: 21 September, 2019 seen 44 Trading

    On August 29, 2019, I sold the following covered call -  PEI SEP 20'19 5 @0.2.  I entered this trade for a speculative reason and to learn a new technique - capturing a dividend This was already sixty-fifth (#65) 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 $20, but I will be obligated…

#52 Call Sell: PEI JAN 17'20 6 @0.4

  • #52 Call Sell: PEI JAN 17'20 6 @0.4

    Published: 20 September, 2019 seen 29 Trading

    On August 5, 2019, I sold the following covered call -  PEI JAN 17'20 6 @0.4 This was already fifth-second (#52) 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 $40, but I will be obligated to sell 100 shares of PEI if the strike price will be  $6 and more per share by Jan 17, 2020 Break-…

Dolma restaurant in Baku

  • Dolma restaurant in Baku

    Published: 19 September, 2019 seen 220 Restaurant reviews

    Dolma restaurant is located on M.Rasulzada street 8 in Baku, this places serves typical Azerbaijani cuisine and is named as of the best Baku restaurants. This  restaurant was a recommendation from a Tripadvisor, we got here from our hotel room in Flames Tower using Bolt Taxi application At first, it was hard to find this place, as the restaurant is actually located in a basement, which actually is more like a dungeon Restaurant Dolma in Baku I barely noticed the signboard among the many other flashing lights in the city Traditional Azerbaijani pilaf Wow, that was really good one. Pilaf is…

Latest US stock Buy: EDF

  • Latest US stock Buy: EDF

    Published: 18 September, 2019 seen 48 Investments

    At the start of August 2019, I bought an additional 50 shares of Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund (EDF ) at $ 13.9 per share. With its monthly dividend of 0.18 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 15.53% and will pay us $9 every month (before tax). Awesome! EDF is a special stock form me, that's actually the first US stock I first bought back in 2018, see: First US stock Buy: EDF By now EDF takes 9.23% from our US stock portfolio, and also is one of the biggest dividend payers in the portfolio by now.  For the rest of the year, I'm looking to take $38.25 (after…

#55 ET JAN 17'20 13 Put Sell @1.07 (Roll Forward)

  • #55 ET JAN 17'20 13 Put Sell @1.07 (Roll Forward)

    Published: 17 September, 2019 seen 28 Trading

    On August 6th, 2019, I made the following put sell - ET JAN 17'20 13 Put Sell @1.07 - actually I rolled forwarded a trade I originally opened at the start of July and which approached to the expiration in the money zone. Not willing to be assigned yet - I roll forwarded this trade to January 2020 and lowered the strike price from $14 per share to $13 per share. The best I got paid for that. #38 Put Sell: ET AUG 9'19 14 Put @0.3 This was already the fifty-fifth (#55) 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…

Top 10 Best Selling Apple Macbooks

  • Top 10 Best Selling Apple Macbooks

    Published: 16 September, 2019 seen 539 Online Shopping

    Apple MacBook is quite popular in the US, in fact, more than 10% from Amazon's best selling laptops are MacBook's Most of the Apple MacBook's come in 11.6, 13.3 and15.6 inch screen size MacBook's are powered with Intel Core i5 and even with the latest Intel Core i9 processors. Apple offers MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro Brand new and certified renewed, keep reading to learn more about top-selling Apple MacBook's on Amazon A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate…

Buratino Lake

  • Buratino Lake

    Published: 15 September, 2019 seen 213 Lakes

    Buratino lake is a relatively small, artificial (man-made) water reservoir near Manglisi town in the region of Kvemo Kartli, Georgia. We first discovered and visited Buratino lake in the mid-August 2019, after getting directions here from the Algeti Visitors center. Just shortly before getting here we made a short stop at Manglisi cathedral. The road heading to Buratino lake is not in the best shape, an SUV car is recommended, but I noticed locals get here even by taxi - you could probably hike here or take a taxi from Manglisi town to get down to the lake.  The reason we wanted to get here…

Guest house / Viesu Māja 'Kuncīši' near Murjāņi

  • Guest house / Viesu Māja 'Kuncīši' near Murjāņi

    Published: 14 September, 2019 seen 67 Hotel reviews

    Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Viesumāja Kuncīši Murjāņos offers accommodation in Murjāņi, 41 km from the center of Rīga. Free private parking is available on site. We booked guesthouse Kuncīši for a one night stay in July 2019, we paid EUR 100 in cash and for the money got a separate guesthouse (for up to 12 people) - a sauna, small indoor pool and a grill to prepare a barbeque. The evening spent here reminded me of our travels in Germany about two years ago when we were booking holiday homes. See: 3 day leisure trip to Germany (The Mossel Valley) Guesthouse Kuncīši near Murjāņi We got…

Child Dividend Income Report August 2019 - $31.31

  • Child Dividend Income Report August 2019 - $31.31

    Published: 13 September, 2019 seen 67 Investments

    I've been documenting my own path to financial freedom through the dividend income since January 2017. When in July 2018, the little Fischer baby girl was born - without any thinking I started to invest for her future by investing in high yielding dividend stocks. I come up with a plan to build a high-yield $10,000 child investment portfolio by the time she will turn 2. (July 2020). Right now we are looking at $80-$100 monthly dividends by the time baby will turn 2.  Fast forward to August 2019, and we have already invested $7,627.47 in 9 dividend stock paying companies. In the past, I've…

Baku Boulevard

  • Baku Boulevard

    Published: 12 September, 2019 seen 124 Tourism objects

    Baku Boulevard also is known as National Park is a promenade established in 1909 which runs parallel to Baku's seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years, to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch. I first visited Baku on August 2019, and Baku boulevard was our first stop after arriving at Baku Railway station. To get here we caught a street taxi The park stretches along a south-facing bay on the Caspian Sea. It traditionally starts at Freedom Square continuing west to the Old City and…

Latest Stock Buy: NHCBHFFT (Baltic Horizon Fund)

  • Latest Stock Buy: NHCBHFFT (Baltic Horizon Fund)

    Published: 11 September, 2019 seen 124 Investments

    On August 7th, 2019 I bought an additional 250 shares of Baltic Horizon Fund (NHCBHFFT) at EUR 1.38 per share. With its quarterly dividend of 0.025 (before tax) euro cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 7.2% and will pay us an additional EUR 6.25 every quarter. Nothing to brag about, but still a decent. Baltic Horizon Fund now takes ~ 15% of my Nasdaq Baltics holdings.  For the rest of the year, I'm looking to get a EUR 12.5 (USD 13.83 ) from this buy, which is about 0.67% from my $2,045 goal for 2019 2018 in Review and Financial Goals for 2019  I don't have any plans to…

#53 ET JAN 17'20 13 Put Sell @1.08 (Roll Forward)

  • #53 ET JAN 17'20 13 Put Sell @1.08 (Roll Forward)

    Published: 10 September, 2019 seen 30 Trading

    On August 5th, 2019, I made the following put sell - ET JAN 17'20 13 Put Sell @1.08 - actually I rolled forwarded a trade I originally opened at the start of July and which approached to the expiration in the money zone. Not willing to be assigned yet - I roll forwarded this trade to January 2020 and lowered the strike price from $14 per share to $13 per share. The best I got paid for that. #37 Put Sell: ET AUG 16'19 14 Put @0.33 This was already the fifty-third (#53) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts…

Top 10 Best Selling HP Touchscreen laptops

  • Top 10 Best Selling HP Touchscreen laptops

    Published: 9 September, 2019 seen 375 Online Shopping

    HP is one of the most popular user buying choices on Amazon when looking on a brand new touchscreen laptop. As a proud user of HP laptops for more than a decade, I can only add, they are very durable and powerful. Currently, in our household we have both a ProBook (no Touchscreen) and HP Envy (Touchscreen) In today's article, I've listed the top 7 best selling HP touchscreens on Amazon, both traditional notebooks and Chrome books are featured here A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I…

Manglisi Cathedral

  • Manglisi Cathedral

    Published: 8 September, 2019 seen 136 Churches and Monasteries

    Manglisi Cathedral or Manglisi Sioni Cathedral is a 6th-7th-century Georgian Orthodox cathedral near the town of Manglisi, Tetritsqaro Municipality, Georgia. For me, it was interesting to observe the traditional cross from the Russian orthodox church decorating the top of this cathedral. Also, the coat of arms with two-headed eagle from Tzarist Russia is featured on the facade of Manglisi cathedral. Two-headed eagle from Tzarist Russia According to sources the first church was built in 4th century. The current cathedral was constructed in 6th-7th century. The cathedral went through a huge…

Hotel 'Keizarmezs' Review in Riga

  • Hotel 'Keizarmezs' Review in Riga

    Published: 7 September, 2019 seen 51 Hotel reviews

    The Keizarmezs is located on the shore of Lake Kisezers in the Mezaparks district, a 20-minute drive from Riga’s centre. A private car park is available free of charge.  We booked a couple of nights here in July 2019, during our visit to Riga hotel Keizarmezs offered lowest value deal price, for a 3-night stay we paid here about $70 (while most of the other Riga hotels asked around $300) Now, the hotel is bit outdated, but the price compensates that. A simple, little bit outdated room at hotel Keizarmezs The rooms at the Keizarmezs Hotel have a bathroom and satellite TV. Irons and hairdryers…

Top Gurjaani Hotels & Guest Houses

  • Top Gurjaani Hotels & Guest Houses

    Published: 6 September, 2019 seen 68 Hotel reviews

    If there is a good reason to visit Gurjaani in Georgia's region of Kakheti, then tranquility, family-friendly trips, and clean air are the top 3 reasons according to Booking.com Gurjaani is situated in the fertile Alazani Plain, at 415 m above sea level, and 110 km east of Georgia's capital of Tbilisi. It is the center of an important region of viticulture and wine-making. Important landmarks of the town are Akhtala, a historic spa, locally known for its mud bathes, and the early medieval Gurjaani Kvelatsminda Church, the only example of a two-domed design in Georgia. There are also several…

Latest Stock Buy for Child Investment Portfolio: T

  • Latest Stock Buy for Child Investment Portfolio: T

    Published: 5 September, 2019 seen 57 Investments

    On September 3rd, 2019, I bought 20 shares of AT&T (T ) at $ 35.02 per share. With its quarterly dividend of 0.51 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 5.82% and will pay us $10.2 every quarter (before tax). Awesome! I bought this share for our little baby girl's stock portfolio. Our almost 14-month-old baby girl has a dividend stock portfolio generating already $57.06/mo. I'm looking to grow this portfolio towards $50 $60 $70 by the end of 2019. The latest buy has made a nice little boost of $2.89 (after tax) to our monthly dividend income. T is already the ninth stock…

August 2019 Dividend Income Report - $259.58

  • August 2019 Dividend Income Report - $259.58

    Published: 4 September, 2019 seen 200 Investments

    Welcome to the twenty-eight (#28) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in August 2019. Last August, I turned 34. For this years birthday celebrations, we traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan and had some really good time there.  Fairmont Baku hotel at Flame Towers (Read my review here) As I've reached the age of 34, starting the next year  I will put aside at least 54% from my yearly income. Here is the formula = my age + 20 = 54%. I'm raising this number every year.  Now, the last August was very good and even had a surprise…

Baku Central Railway Station

  • Baku Central Railway Station

    Published: 3 September, 2019 seen 303 Railway / Bus / Ferry

    Baku central railway station has gone through some serious modernization recently. We booked a train to Baku from Tbilisi in early August 2019, and that's how I first visited this railway station. Tbilisi - Baku by Train Ticket Information According to RailwayPro - It took 2 years to renovate and modernize the whole capital’s rail station. The station has a shopping area on the second floor, the main building has been renovated and all the platforms been reconstructed. Baku Railway building Inside the building, there are modern facilities -  a shopping and dining area (a hint at Pizza hut…

Top 10 Best Selling Laptops / Notebooks September 2019

  • Top 10 Best Selling Laptops / Notebooks September 2019

    Published: 2 September, 2019 seen 254 Online Shopping

    Among the best selling laptops in September are Acer, Alienware HP and Lenovo brands. Gaming laptops are getting the momentum and more consumers are opting for a gaming laptop. When it comes to the processors it's a choice between  Intel Core or AMD powered laptops. Keep reading to find more about Top 10 best selling notebooks/laptops this month. A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from that. Prices for HP laptops/ notebooks listed in this article are …

#43 Call Sell: XIN JAN 17'20 5 Put @0.15

  • #43 Call Sell: XIN JAN 17'20 5 Put @0.15

    Published: 1 September, 2019 seen 32 Trading

    On July 19th, 2019, I sold the following covered call -  XIN JAN 17'20 5 Put @0.15 This was already forty-third (#43) 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. Selling covered calls are what I really like - like there is little to no risk involved.  Got for this trade a premium of $15, but I will be obligated to sell 100 shares of XIN if the price will go up to $5 USD per share by JAN 17, 2020.  Break-even…