Blog Archive: September 2023

Svaneti movie

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After over a decade in exile, the moment finally arrived – I set foot in the enchanting region of Svaneti last weekend, and the experience was nothing short of magical. Accompanied by our trusted friend, Vazha, we embarked on a road trip that traced…


Last chance workout on the trails around Turtle Lake before Tbilisi Marathon

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After our successful start at the Tbilisi Adventure run back in April I gathered everyone from the Caucasus Translations office for the Tbilisi Marathon Run in October (2023). This time we applied for a 10K distance. To test my limits I started to…


All in Crypto

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On September 27, 2023, I decided to withdraw all funds available from my stock brokerage account and put them to work at Terramatris crypto hedge fund. I have been thinking about this move for ages, and finally just did it. All the funds are used…


Sweet Home garage apartment in Borjomi

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Sweet Home apartment is located on Rustaveli street 51, Borjomi. What really makes this place stand out - this is a kind of garage apartment or more precisely apartment built a top of a garage. We booked this place for a one-night stay at the end…


#6 Coin of the Week: Ethereum (ETH)

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I've been working on the Terramatris crypto hedge fund, growing the portfolio from scratch by selling put options on Ethereum. Every week we choose one crypto coin and invest all premium in it. In the last weeks, we have already invested in XLM,…


Capturing Contango with Gold Futures Spread

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On September 21, 2023, I bought 1 October 27, 2023 expiry long Gold futures contract at 1,919.30 and sold 1 November 28, 2023 expiry short Gold futures contract at 1928.4. The difference between both legs is -9.1. To make any profit the spreads of…


Capturing Bitcoin Contango Trade with Perpetual Futures

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There are several ways to trade and invest with cryptocurrencies. During the several years since I've been exposed to the crypto market, I have learned quite a lot. Starting simple buy and hold, margin trading, lending, short selling, crypto options…


Champ de Mars

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The Champ de Mars  is a large public greenspace in Paris, France, located in the seventh arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the École Militaire to the southeast. The park is named after the Campus Martius ("Mars Field") in…


Tbilisi's Revitalized Beauty: Aghmashenebeli Avenue and Dry Bridge

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It was one of the few weekends, at the start of September 2023, when we decided to stay in Tbilisi, instead of traveling around Georgia, and spend quality time in the city. We agreed to walk by foot to Aghmashenebeli Avenue, and from there visit…


#5 Coin of the Week: Stellar XLM

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Since the end of August 2023, I've been working on the Terramatris crypto hedge fund, growing the portfolio from scratch by selling put options on Ethereum. Every week we choose one crypto coin and invest all premium in it. In the last weeks, we…


Bitcoin Contango Trade with potential 40% return in 106 days

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We use bitcoin contango trades occasionally at TerraMatris crypto hedge fund and look at them as short-term deposits with high returns. In today's article I'll share one such trade, we did recently On September 14, 2023, I bought Bitcoin perpetual…


Latest Addition to Stock Portfolio: 2 AMZN shares at $136.60

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On September 5, 2023, I bought an additional 2 shares of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) stock, paying $138.50 per share for our long-term dividend stock portfolio. Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company focusing on e-commerce,…


Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. Constructed from 1887, it is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. I first visited this iconic place back in 1990…


ABC Land - Children's party service in Tbilisi

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ABC Land children's party service is located in Saburtalo, Tbilisi on University Street N8. I first heard about this place some time ago from another expat family here in Georgia, but first visited together at the start of September 2023, when we (…


#4 Coin of the Week: BTC (Bitcoin)

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Since the end of August 2023, I've been working on the Terramatris crypto hedge fund, growing the portfolio from scratch by selling put options on Ethereum. Every week we choose one crypto coin and invest all premium in it. In the last weeks, we…


Latest Addition to Stock Portfolio: 4 MPW shares at $7.05

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On September 6, 2023, I bought an additional 4 shares of Medical Properties Trust Inc (NYSE: MPW) stock, paying $7.05 per share for our long-term dividend stock portfolio. Medical Properties Trust, Inc., based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a real…


Bought 2 WBA shares at $24.31

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On September 1, 2023, I bought an additional 2 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA) stock, paying $24.31 per share for our long-term stock portfolio Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is an American multinational holding company…


August 2023 Dividend Income Report - $1.97

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Welcome to the sixty-second (#62) dividend income report, covering earnings our family has made from dividend-paying stocks in August 2023.  Last month I turned 38, and we made a quick trip to London, United Kingdom to celebrate it. Besides fish…


Luxembourg Gardens

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The Jardin du Luxembour, known in English as the Luxembourg Garden, colloquially referred to as the Jardin du Sénat (Senate Garden), is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. Creation of the garden began in 1612 when Marie de' Medici,…


#3 Coin of the Week: USD Coin (USDC)

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Since the end of August 2023, I've been working on the Terramatris crypto hedge fund, growing the portfolio from put option premiums sold on Ethereum. Every week we choose one crypto coin and invest all premium in it. In the last weeks, we have…