Blog Archive: July 2022

Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (38), a proud dad and devoted husband. CEO and Founder of Terramatris crypto hedge fund, drone enthusiast, world traveler, photographer, book author and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian).

An ex-pat living in Georgia since 2011, I trade stocks, take photographs, work out at the gym, and many more. Here I write about travel, finance, and other things that might interest me.

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Stock Options Trading Income July 2022 +$145.30

Welcome to the new renewed monthly stock options income reports. I stopped publishing monthly reports more than two years ago, just shortly after being hit hard by Covid 19 market crash  In the past 12-24 months my stock options portfolio has been walloped, decreasing from its heights at about  EUR 20,000 to under EUR 2,000, primarily because of bad trades, overtrading and overleveraging. EUR 20,000 actually gives some EUR 133,000 Buying…

Trading |

Velēna church

The Velēna Lutheran Church is at the crossing of the Smiltene-Gulbene-Lizums roads. I would call this as one of the most beautiful churches in Latvia. It's said the first built church here was a wooden church with a turf roof. This is where the place got its name from – Velēna (Torf). Visitors can still enjoy one of the most beautiful organs in Latvia, built in 1898 in W. Sauer Company, they are considered as one of the best preserved organs in…

Churches and Monasteries |

Selling Put or Call Options to generate income

I have been wondering about this question for the past few years already. In theory, both offer the same result, but just in theory.  In practice, I have found that I prefer selling cash secured put options over covered call options, I better keep cash and adjust than stay invested and sunken.  But of course, it depends on the stocks you are trading. Right now I'm holding 3 covered call options on Dutch ING bank, my average buy price is about…

Trading |

One Day in Micini

Micini has a very special place in my heart - I spent a brief time, about two years here, back in the 90-ties, living with my grandmother. Back in the days - there was some life here - a farm with more than 100 cows, few families, and even a public bus twice a week connecting to Valka. My relatives from gradmother's side have been living here for a few centuries (at least) - and the scenery was much different here before WW2, when here lived my…


Top 15 Gaming laptops with AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processor

Ryzen is a brand of multi-core x86-64 microprocessors designed and marketed by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for desktop, mobile, server, and embedded platforms based on Zen microarchitecture. It consists of central processing units (CPUs) marketed for mainstream, enthusiast, server, and workstation segments and accelerated processing units (APUs) sold for mainstream and entry-level segments and embedded systems applications. In this article, I'…

Online Shopping |

Cafe Papes Vēji

Cafe Papes Vēji is a summer cafe located next to the Pape channel in Western Latvia near the Pape Lighthouse. This place serves traditional Latvian cuisine, and cold beer and some can buy smoked fish (apparently in the season) I have been fond of this area for a few years already and first discovered this cafe about a year ago, now in Summer 2022 we made a stop here, had a hearty dinner, and bought some smoked fish. Awesome Seems there is also…

Restaurant reviews |

Listing Vilgāle apartment for sale

After some thinking, I decided to list for sale our Vilgāle apartment.  I bought this apartment about two years ago in an online auction, paying about EUR 4,000. During the past two years, we have done some serious renovation with a total investment being closer to EUR 18,000.  Today I bought my first flat on an online auction site I decided to list it for EUR 25,000 on local website, here is the advert: The owner is selling a…


Summer Cafe Kazbārs in Kazdanga

  Summer café-bar “Kazbārs” is located next to the watermill in the heart of the scenic park of Kazdanga. This place serves freshly ground coffee, Italian dessert affogato, refreshing soft ice cream (including vegan options), cold live beer, and vegan soups.  Place is run by energetic couple from Riga, if you will be happy enough you could catch up with host Ernests and enjoy the conversation about the running restaurant, flying planes, local…

Restaurant reviews |

Laidi, Ječi & Verbelnieki

Another interesting day has been recorded for history. We started this morning by unloading a cellar in Laidi castle. Later in the afternoon visited Ječi and for the second time, this week already went for a lovely dinner at Verbelnieki. In the evening we returned to Laidi and I had a chance to observe the stock market for a few minutes - my positions were in recovery ING was up, and Barrick Gold also. Life is good!


Stocks, Concrete works and Drone Repair in Riga

The day started with me waiting for the Euronext stock exchange to open. I had 300 shares with Dutch ING stock and was looking to write covered calls to generate some income. Unfortunately, my portfolio was dragged under EUR 2,000 balance and I had to wait a few minutes to recover slightly above EUR 2,000 and sell covered calls. Sold, Sold, Sold. Then I left for Vilgale Apartment to prepare the bathroom for tiling, a few weeks ago I bought a…

Investments |

Fun day in Liepāja, Ječi and Verbelnieki

The day started with visiting the cinema Cinamon in Liepaja, a cool movie about Minions in Latvian. After the movie went to the Fontaine place to order some pizza and then headed to Jeci to visit our new property and trim the grass, I already bought an electric lawnmower a few weeks ago in Riga. Now was a good time to excel. After a few hours of lawn moving we went for dinner and sunset photography to Verbelnieki - a really awesome camping…


Bank Stocks and Gold are down today

My portfolio dropped by some 10% today - as I'm heavily invested in Dutch ING bank stock and Barrick Gold, I find it a bit scary, not to say more. It seems I'm going to get assigned ING 9.34 PUT tomorrow and might get assigned GOLD: NYSE 17 put next week. Additionally holding a few call options, but with a price under the water, it will be hard to find decent options premiums. Inflation and bank stock earnings are to blame. With inflation…

Investments |

How to type ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on MAC

The shrug emoji 🤷 is a popular image used to convey confusion or emphasize a question. I first noticed ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ at the end of some tweet and wondered how to type it actually? upper line/slash/underline.. squares and then some strange symbols I doubt I have on my MAC. After googling it - I found this brilliant article: How to Type the Shrug Emoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ in 2 Seconds Flat And here is how: 1. Copy "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" 2. Go to System Preferences…


Latest Stock Buy: 60 shares AMS:INGA (ING Groep NV) at EUR 9.04

On July 12th, 2022 I bought 60 shares of AMS: INGA (ING Groep NV) paying EUR 9.04 per share.  I'm now holding 200 shares with ING stock in my portfolio and my average buy price is EUR 9.82.  The ING Group is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Amsterdam. Its primary businesses are retail banking, direct banking, commercial banking, investment banking, wholesale banking, private banking, asset…

Investments |

Top 11 gaming / business laptops with 64 GB RAM 2022

Laptops with 64GB RAM memory are getting momentum and are quite affordable in 2022.  Most of the 64 GB RAM laptops come with the latest Intel Core i7 processors, also the Intel core 9 is gaining momentum. Though not as popular as less RAM-enabled models, these models will find their audience among gaming enthusiasts and business users For a better gaming performance or high-end business, use expect to spend at least $1,500 up to $4.000 for a…

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