Investments

I write about my investor experience by investing in dividend-paying stocks, options trading, cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending, stock IPO's and more. Currently on the road to save 1 million dollars by 2045.  Check out my freemium newsletter for investing with covered calls

 

Minimum Wages Set to Increase in Baltic States in 2023

In 2023 minimum wage is set to increase in all Baltic states. Estonia will have a minimum wage of EUR 725; Latvia - EUR 620 and Lithuania - EUR 800. During the past 5 years minimum wages across the Baltics have experienced a steep increase…

1 ETH Challenge

I have a plan to invest slowly and gradually into Ethereum coin, my goal is to own 1 Ethereum and sell call options on it using the Deribit crypto trading platform. I have been familiar with the Ethereum coin since mid-2017, at its highest…

Invest in Batumi Real Estate with a business partner - Joint Ownership

Back in Spring 2022, I come up with an idea - launching a crypto token for investing in Batumi real estate. The original idea was to issue about 100 tokens over Ethereum smart chain, collect the funds, buy the property, sell it for a…

100 SOL Challenge

I have a plan to invest slowly and gradually into Solana coins, my goal is to own 100 coins and sell call options with them on the Deribit crypto trading platform. In fact, unlike the stock market, on the deribit platform, we don't need…

Latest Stock Buy: Bought 2 AMZN shares at $123.83

On September 20, 2022, we bought additional 2 shares of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) paying $123.83 per share for our Partnership Fund. We are now holding 4 shares of AMZN in our Partnership Fund portfolio Using dollar-cost averaging our average…

Stargazing in Ječi, Boat Riding in Laidi, Stock Trading in Vilgāle

Yesterday we traveled to Ječi to move the lawn, grill a fish and use it as a camp base before visiting a pebbled beach near Nida close to the Latvian/Lithuanian. Our new favorite shop - LIDL, fish is awesome and the rest is good too. We…

Would I invest $2,000 in US stocks

This article has been sitting in the blog's draft section since May 2018, I decided I just have to write an answer to this question - would I invest $2,000 in US stocks?  Why $2,000? Apparently, that seemed quite a sum to lose back in 2018…

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…

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…

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…