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$4,729 Options Income in 165 days

$4,729 Options Income in 165 days

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Back on July 19, 2021, I decided to close all my existing positions with LYNX Broker (Interactive Brokers) and start fresh.  After closing all positions and selling off all stock I was left with little more than EUR 8,000. 165 days later on December 31, 2021, I can report $4,729 options income, which translates to about $28.66 daily.  At the start of 2021, I was looking to take about $40,000 in options income for the whole year of 2021. Well, that didn't happen. Now when looking at 2022 I' will aim at $30/daily, $210/weekly, $900/monthly or $10,950 yearly. I hope get there by selling covered…

Invest in Dairy Farms in Georgia

Invest in Dairy Farms in Georgia

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Good morning!  While browsing my Facebook feed I noticed some opportunities to invest in the agriculture sector in Georgia. I got sold by the information that Imereti Agro Zone is planning to build some 125 ha dairy farm near Tskaltubo Dairy Farm development plan in Georgia IAZ is planning to develop a Dairy Farm on a 125 ha land plot. The goal of the project is to support Kopitnari IDP settlement and Partskhanakanevi inhabitants in developing and organizing a modern, self-sustainable cattle farm for milk production with the future growth perspectives that could create opportunities to…

Paint job for Bedroom and Kitchen

Paint job for Bedroom and Kitchen

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Today early morning I checked out of the lovely Šaha klubs apartments in Kuldīga to come and paint our Vilgāle apt. While driving to Vilgāle my fiance proposed we could prebook such lovely apartments in Kuldīga for the Summer Festival - I had to reply, well we have Vilgāle, huh? arriving early I started applying second layer of paint in the bedroom, here is what I got Bedroom paintedNext is to install electricity plugs and lamps, add hardwood floring Kitchen area painted More work here, but also needs to paint, add plugs and install hardwood / tiles Cost so far: Water plumbing: EUR 60 Sadales…

Paint Job at Vilgāle apt

Paint Job at Vilgāle apt

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It is already more than one year since I first opened doors at the Vilgāle apt and saw what have I bought at an online auction.  during the past year, we have done a lot, removed walls, floors, built new walls, ceilings, and even floors. Now we are very close to the last details, from the major works are left the bathroom with sauna (tiles) and hardwood flooring. At the end of December 2021, I visited Latvia for about 2 weeks and I decided it's time to start the paint job and finish the rest of the tasks in Spring / Summer 2022 Painting white ceiling at Vilgāle aptA few days ago Steffen from…

Can You Instagram 365 days in a row?

Can You Instagram 365 days in a row?

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I love challenges and just now I have launched another one - Can You Instagram 365 days in a row?  Turns out I've been an active user of Instagram for some 7-8 years,  but I have never gotten what's the use of it, except posting nicely looking photos?  A few days ago I started to watch the Netflix series - Emily in Paris and I thought cool - I can do this or at least I could try to get this by launching another cool 365 days challenge. I travel quite frequently, so could post tons of travel photos. I ate at fancy restaurants, so can post a lot of fancy food.  At the start of 2022 we are going…

Holiday Season

Holiday Season

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The holiday season in Tbilisi - or another awesome weekend has been recorded and sealed in our tapes - Fun at Tbilisi Golf club, picnic in the footsteps of Shavnabada monastery, and Christmas pre-party with Latvian Sunday School. Ho-Ho-Ho! Enjoy and thumbs up!

Meeting more Latvian Expats at Āgenskalna market

Meeting more Latvian Expats at Āgenskalna market

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After the strange yesterday, it was agreed to go and support my new German friend at the Āgenskalns market and buy some cheese.  Leo, an old friend from the Bākūži times offered to go to the Āgenskalns market together. He pick-up us from Pulkveža Brieža street and we went there together. I asked, could Leo also take some ax or some other tool so we can cut a Christmas tree somewhere near Lāči bakery. Leo took both an ax and a Fiskar tool. At the market, we met Steffen freezing cold with his cheese from Madona, and while I was sliding Renee in a toboggan, some other acquaintance from Georgia…

Strange Day during the snowfall

Strange Day during the snowfall

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A few weeks ago Steffen contacted me about some things in Georgia. Turned out this German had some business in Latvia and while I was for a couple of days in Riga, he contacted me again and offered a handy hand at painting ceilings at Vilgale apartment. Why not, I thought and for the first time, we met at the Virši petrol station near Tukums roundabout at the noon on this snowy December day. Yes, it snowed a lot, even some kind of Orange warning was in the country. A few hours later we were already in Vilgāle, cleaning out the dust and painting ceilings. I was working with a paintbrush and…

Stopping Buying Dividend Stocks to Beef Up Cash Balance 2

Stopping Buying Dividend Stocks to Beef Up Cash Balance 2

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I have decided to pause buying new dividend (or any other) stock until will decrease my negative cash balance down to -EUR 10,000. Today my cash balance is standing at -EUR 11,911. With the recent market volatility (omricon and Fed rates) it might seem like a great buying time, but I have decided to grow back some cash balance, wait for some options to expire, roll bad ones, keep selling covered calls, and deposit additional cash until I will decrease my negative cash balance down to at least -EUR 10,000 I'm not planning to sell any of the stock I currently hold. Until further notice, I will…

Waiting for Santa's Rally

Waiting for Santa's Rally

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For the past couple of weeks, I've been waiting for Santa's relief rally in the stock market, and especially hoping for it this week. Tonight we arrived from Tbilisi to Riga and I hoped for a nice and calm session in the stock market, but nope it didn't happen and again I'm pushed out, facing possible margin calls. Looking to find additional funds to deposit to avoid margin calls in my brokerage account. Lately, I've been troubled with too many open options trades. I'm holding short naked positions on ETFS like EWZ (Brazil), FXI (China), and stocks like INTC, SPCE. The total adds up. I hope…