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Recovery Plan Using Naked Puts on Dividend Stocks

Recovery Plan Using Naked Puts on Dividend Stocks

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In the month of November 2019, I kept suffering from my trades on indexes. I took a loss of about EUR 3,000. If there was a lesson learned, then liquidity, stop loss and too many open positions are 3 simple things to follow in the future. Anyhow, I decided to stop trading instruments without underlying (no more futures or indexes until further notice) The further written is copy/paste from my e-mail to a friend/ coach/ mentor (little editing added to make it blog readable) As I had a negative balance of -3,437 EUR (not liquidity, but cash balance) - I decided to recover slowly:  stop trading…

Latest Buy for Child Stock Portfolio: SPCE

Latest Buy for Child Stock Portfolio: SPCE

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On October 28, 2019, I bought 60 shares of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) at $12.66 per share.  Unlike other stocks in our child portfolio - SPCE is not a dividend payer (at least not yet). In fact, I bought SPCE after watching CNBC live and my better part told me to buy at least 10 shares for our baby daughter. 10 shares seemed too little, that's why I bought 60. Those of you unfamiliar with Virgin Galactic -  is a spaceflight company within the Virgin Group. It is developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists and suborbital launches for space science…

Nergiz Restaurant in Baku

Nergiz Restaurant in Baku

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Nergiz restaurant is located on Fountain Square in Baku, this places serves typical Azerbaijani cuisine and let me name it as of the best Baku restaurants.  Discovered in early August, during my birthday trip to Baku.  Just like another excellent Baku restaurant Dolma, Nergiz also is located in a basement.  Dolma at Nergiz restaurant If there is a reason to visit Azerbaijan, then it's because of Dolma. The best Dolma I've tried so far. And I love Dolma. Kebab at restaurant Nergiz Delicious. We spent here good time ordering traditional pilaf, dolma, sweets and homemade lemonades (compot)…

Trading Results Week 47/2019 (-$302.90)

Trading Results Week 47/2019 (-$302.90)

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Welcome traders to the ninth week's (#9) trading result income report. If you are new here - with the help of these reports I'm documenting my path trading options on indexes and futures in the previous week. I started my trading journal on September 23, 2019, and it's planned that there will be at least 52 such articles for the next 52 weeks.  52 weeks covers a lifespan for one year. One year is a great time to learn and master trading. With these reports, I hope to improve my trading skills and premiums over time.  Trading week 47 was from November 18 until November 22, 2019 (Monday -…

#50 Selling Naked Put: PBT DEC 20'19 5 @0.4

#50 Selling Naked Put: PBT DEC 20'19 5 @0.4

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On Aug 2, 2019, I sold the following naked put -  PBT DEC 20'19 5 @0.4 This was already the fifty (#50) 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. PBT stands for Permian Basin Royalty Trust Units Ben. Int and it pays a monthly dividend stock. What's nice. Current yield is about 10.56%. Despite the stock has lost more than 40% its value in the last 52 weeks, this still seems an interesting possible buy. Got for this trade a premium of $40,…

Top 10 Gaming Laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Graphics card

Top 10 Gaming Laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Graphics card

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Just like 2070 series, the RTX 2080 graphics card is from the GeForce 20 series, a  family of graphics processing units developed by Nvidia.  Serving as the successor to the GeForce 10 series, the 20 series marked the introduction of Nvidia's Turing microarchitecture, and the first generation of RTX cards, the first in the industry to implement realtime hardware ray tracing in a consumer product. Most gaming laptops with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cars are powered by intel core i7 processor or latest core i9 processors. Keep reading to find more about top 10 gaming laptops powered with …

Orio al Serio (Bergamo) International Airport

Orio al Serio (Bergamo) International Airport

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Orio al Serio International Airport (IATA: BGY, ICAO: LIME), officially also known as Il Caravaggio International Airport, is the third busiest international airport in Italy. The airport is located in the municipal territory of Orio al Serio, 3.7 km (2.3 mi) southeast of Bergamo in Italy. The airport is 45 km (28 mi) north-east of Milan, where it operates alongside Malpensa Airport and Linate Airport, the city's other two primary airports. In 2018, airport served almost 13 million passengers The airport is a hub for the low-cost Ryanair Avio carrier, and that's how we got here actually -  I…

Latest Stock Sale: Ignitis gamyba (Lietuvos energijos gamyba)

Latest Stock Sale: Ignitis gamyba (Lietuvos energijos gamyba)

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On October 21, 2019, I sold all 625 shares of Ignitis gamyba, previously known as  Lietuvos energijos gamyba (LNR1L) I had, getting EUR 0.56 per share, to finance the purchase of US stocks. LNR1L​ has been in my portfolio since early 2018. Unlike the most of the Nasdaq Baltic listed companies LNR1L​ paid bi-annual dividend Ignitis gamyba 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…

#56 Selling Naked Put: FTR JAN 17'20 2 @1.35 (Roll Forward)

#56 Selling Naked Put: FTR JAN 17'20 2 @1.35 (Roll Forward)

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On Aug 12, 2019, I sold the following naked put -  FTR JAN 17'20 2 @1.35 or I roll forwarded my first put sell I made earlier this year (My First Option Trade: FTR Aug16'19 2 Put @0.45) To make this roll forward happen first I had to sell my previous position (Loss here - $126) and open the new in which I collected a premium of $135 I made a small profit here at $9 (before commissions) Got for this trade a premium of $135, but I will be obligated to buy 100 shares of FTR if the price will stay below 2 USD per share before JAN 17, 2020. Currently trading at $0.85 Break-even price: $0.65

Options Income October 2019

Options Income October 2019

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Welcome to the eight (#8) options income report - covering earnings I've made from trading options (puts, calls, vertical spreads, iron condors) in the month of October 2019 Last October I was mostly selling vertical spreads on SPX, SPY, GC, AEX, and ES, just 3 regular puts/calls on XIN, WPG, and SPCE 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…