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D-Link Wi-Fi Camera with Remote Viewing (DCS-931L) Review

D-Link Wi-Fi Camera with Remote Viewing (DCS-931L) Review

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Back in August 2019, I bought (ordered from Amazon) D-Link Wi-Fi Camera with Remote Viewing (DCS-931L) as a baby/nanny cam. It turned out a great toy to play with for a couple of days, but there hasn't been a real use, so far.  On the other hand for the last couple of months this camera has been used just as a boogeyman for nannies, its placed on the most visible part in the living room, but is unplugged and not filming. This tactic works out really great. D-Link Wi-Fi Camera with Remote Viewing (DCS-931L) From the manufacturer:  The Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-931L) is a video surveillance solution…

Options Trading Income March 2020 - -$3,744.91

Options Trading Income March 2020 - -$3,744.91

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Welcome to the thirteen (#13) options trading income report - covering earnings I've made from trading options (puts, calls, vertical spreads) in the month of March 2020. It has been already more than one year since I have been trading options, despite I have learned a lot, I still feel like I'm a rookie.  Wow, what a month was last March. It turned out to be the most disastrous in my short investor's career.  And options were no exception. With tanking markets, because of the COVID 19 and OIL wars, I faced a couple of margins calls and was forced to close with loss some of my positions. This…

3 Trades to Generate $250/mo Selling Covered calls on Dividend Stocks

3 Trades to Generate $250/mo Selling Covered calls on Dividend Stocks

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Selling covered calls I probably love even more than selling naked puts, unfortunately, there are not many good stocks in my portfolio I could sell covered calls to generate decent monthly income yet, but I have a few candidates. In today's article, I'm going to speak about selling covered calls on AT&T, Pfizer, and Cisco systems. Subscribe to the covered calls newsletter (free & paid) Before we get started, here is a brief summary of what is a covered call A covered call refers to a transaction in the financial market in which the investor selling call options owns the equivalent…

Trading Results Week 17/2020 (+$92.5)

Trading Results Week 17/2020 (+$92.5)

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Trading week 17/2020 lasted from April 20 until April 24, 2020. I was able to close this week with a small gain +$92.5 From closed trades, I closed 17 trades: After about 4 month pause I did a few 0 DTE SPX trades - in total 5. For the rest of closed trades from the previous weeks on EEM, XOP, F, TX, and NRZ. From opened trades - just 0DTE SPX trades in total 5 Week 1-17 2020 Trading Results So far, after seventeen weeks of trading in 2020, my total net income for the year is very humble +$292.72, while gross income stands at   $765.42 Looking to make at least net $100 (after commissions)…

Best Budget Laptop for Stock and Options Trading

Best Budget Laptop for Stock and Options Trading

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For trading stocks these days you don't even need a computer, most can be done using a mobile app. As an active trader, I prefer both platforms. Mobile is good on the go, but for more sophisticated​ trades (especially options trades) laptop or a desktop computer might be your answer. While there are some traders who prefer setting up a Raspberry Pi attaching a huge monitor to it for better visibility, I still prefer a good old laptop for trading. For trading on TWS platform, I'm using HP Probook with Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB RAM. For trading with TWS from Interactive Brokers, here are…

Rundāle Palace and Garden

Rundāle Palace and Garden

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Rundāle Palace  is one of the two major baroque palaces built for the Dukes of Courland in what is now Latvia, the other being Jelgava Palace. The palace was built in two periods, from 1736 until 1740 and from 1764 until 1768. It is situated at Pilsrundāle, 12 km west of Bauska. The palace and its garden are among the top 10 destinations to visit in Latvia.  We have been heading to Rundāle once in a while, when in Latvia, preferably in Summer. Rundala palace and its garden In 1735 Duke of Courland Ernst Johann von Biron bought land in Rundāle with an old medieval castle in the territory of a…

Guest House Old Wall in Lagodekhi

Guest House Old Wall in Lagodekhi

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Offering a barbecue and children's playground, Guest House Old Wall is situated in Lagodekhi. Property is set within the historic walls of the old castle Lakuasti. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. This was our first stay in Lagodekhi, during a recent trip to the region (September 2019), we arrived here after a nice and comfy stay at Akhasheni Wine Resort near Gurjaani.  Guest House Old Wall in Lagodekhi It was decided to use this guesthouse as a base to reach the Ninoskhevi waterfall. And seems the…

Adjusting Call Ratio Back Spread: XLF -> NRZ

Adjusting Call Ratio Back Spread: XLF -> NRZ

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Call ratio back spreads is my second favorite option trading strategy, after covered calls.  In today's article, I'm going to share how I adjusted (with a small loss) a suffering call option with an expiry set in just two days. But before that, here is my original setup: On March 25, 2020, I opened the following trade: Sold 1 call XLF 21 Apr 9'20 @ 1.25 Bought 2 calls XLF 23 Apr 9'20 @ 0.46 As you can see I was selling a ratio call back spread here and made a small premium of $25.80 (after commissions). Fast forward to April 7, 2020, and XLF is trading around $22.18-$21.50 - just in the…

3 Trades to Generate $200/mo Selling Naked Puts on Dividend Stocks

3 Trades to Generate $200/mo Selling Naked Puts on Dividend Stocks

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Selling naked puts on dividend stocks is one of my favorite income-generating strategies. I've been selling options since the end of March 2019, as a seasoned dividend income investor, I find options as one of the best inventions of our time.  Income from options regularly puts food on our family table (or at least buys some candies). I sell puts and calls. Also, I do verticals on the S&P 500 (SPX), trade futures on Gold and other instruments. the most important - I find a lot of fun there. Investment Goal #7 - Selling Puts to Own / Generate Income Recently I was reading a good article…

Trading Results Week 16/2020 (-$409.37)

Trading Results Week 16/2020 (-$409.37)

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Trading week 16/2020 lasted from April 13 until April 17, 2020. After five positive weeks, this week comes with a loss. In total six new trades were established this week. After a long time, I decided to return back to trading regular verticals, and so this week sold two verticals on NRZ and RDSA. An additional four ratio backspreads were sold on RDSA. Regular verticals give more upfront premiums. From closed trades, I closed 11 trades: 4  ratio back spreads on RDSA, 2 ratio back spreads on NRZ and one ratio back spread on PBCT, the rest (EUN2, VGK, USO and GPS) were expiring long legs from…