Investments

I write about my investor experience in investing in peer to peer lending, dividend stocks, cryptocurrencies and more. Currently on the road to save 1 million dollars by 2045.

November 2019 Dividend Income Report - $260.41

Welcome to the thirty-first (#31) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in November 2019. Last November we spent a week in Italy and Switzerland. Traveling with a 16-...

My First Iron Condor Trade - Lessons Learned

This article has been in the blog's draft section for a couple of months and as it still bears some useful information I decided to publish as it is with little comments at the end. On August 13, 2019 I made my first Iron Condor trade - I sold...

Trading Results Week 48/2019 (-$54.70)

Welcome traders to the ninth week's (#10) trading result income report. If you are new here - with the help of these reports I'm documenting my path trading options on indexes and futures in the previous week. I...

Recovery Plan Using Naked Puts on Dividend Stocks

In the month of November 2019, I kept suffering from my trades on indexes. I took a loss of about EUR 3,000. If there was a lesson learned, then liquidity, stop loss and too many open positions are 3 simple things to follow in the future...

Latest Buy for Child Stock Portfolio: SPCE

On October 28, 2019, I bought 60 shares of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) at $12.66 per share.  Unlike other stocks in our child portfolio - SPCE is not a dividend payer (at least not yet). In fact, I bought SPCE after watching CNBC live and...

Trading Results Week 47/2019 (-$302.90)

Welcome traders to the ninth week's (#9) trading result income report. If you are new here - with the help of these reports I'm documenting my path trading options on indexes and futures in the previous week. I...

#50 Selling Naked Put: PBT DEC 20'19 5 @0.4

On Aug 2, 2019, I sold the following naked put -  PBT DEC 20'19 5 @0.4 This was already the fifty (#50) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts...

Latest Stock Sale: Ignitis gamyba (Lietuvos energijos gamyba)

On October 21, 2019, I sold all 625 shares of Ignitis gamyba, previously known as  Lietuvos energijos gamyba (LNR1L) I had, getting EUR 0.56 per share, to finance the purchase of US stocks. LNR1L​ has been in my portfolio since...

#56 Selling Naked Put: FTR JAN 17'20 2 @1.35 (Roll Forward)

On Aug 12, 2019, I sold the following naked put -  FTR JAN 17'20 2 @1.35 or I roll forwarded my first put sell I made earlier this year (My First Option Trade: FTR Aug16'19 2 Put @0.45) To make this roll forward happen first I had to...

Options Income October 2019

Welcome to the eight (#8) options income report - covering earnings I've made from trading options (puts, calls, vertical spreads, iron condors) in the month of October 2019 Last October I was mostly selling vertical...

#66 Selling Covered Call: WPG SEP 20'19 2.5 @0.85 (Dividend Capture)

On August 30, 2019, I sold the following covered call -  WPG SEP 20'19 2.5 @0.85. I entered this trade for a speculative reason and to learn a new technique - capturing a dividend. This was my second attempt capturing...

Trading Results Week 46/2019 (-$1,603.75)

Welcome traders to the eight week's (#8) trading result income report. If you are new here - with the help of these reports I'm documenting my path trading options on indexes and futures in the previous week. I...

Latest Stock Buy: XIN (Assigned)

On October 17, 2019, I bought (got assigned) 100 shares of Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN ) at $5.00 per share. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.1 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 8% and will pay ...

#68 Selling Naked Put: WPG APR 17'20 5 @1.94 (Roll Forward)

On September 5, 2019, I sold the following naked put -  WPG APR 17'20 5 @1.94 or I roll forwarded a put sell I made earlier this year To make this roll forward happen first I had to sell my previous position (Loss here - $166) and open...

Latest Stock Buy For Child Investment Portfolio: RA

In October 2019, I bought an additional 32 shares of Brookfield Real Assets Income Fund Inc (RA) at $22.87 per share. With its monthly dividend payout of 0.20 dollars per share, (before tax) this latest buy has a...

#4 Selling Iron Condors on ES Futures

On September 23, 2019, I made my first options trade on futures (FOP). Originally I wanted to sell a bearish call spread on ES, but just shortly I opened position, markets tanked and I opened another spread, this time a bull put. At the end, it...

Trading Results Week 45/2019 (+$895.35)

Welcome traders to the seventh week's (#7) trading result income report. If you are new here - with the help of these reports I'm documenting my path trading options on indexes and futures in the previous week. I...

#3 Selling Iron Condors on TSLA Stock

On September 17, 2019 I made another Iron Condors trade on an individual stock, this time on TSLA​ Date: September 17th, 2019 Stock Price: $242.2 Trade Set-Up: Sell 1 TSLA SEP 20, 230 puts @ $0.58 Buy 1 TSLA SEP...

#67 ET APR 17'20 14 Put Sell @1.77 (Roll Forward)

On September 3, 2019, I made the following put sell -ET APR 17'20 14 Put Sell @1.77  - actually I rolled forwarded a trade I originally opened at the start of August and which approached to the expiration in the money zone. Not willing to be...

October 2019 Dividend Income Report - $201.36

Welcome to the thirty (#30) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in October 2019. Wow, thirty income reports so far, that's a quite impressive track of the record,...

#2 Selling Iron Condors on AMD Stock

On September 16, 2019 I made another Iron Condors trade on an individual stock, this time on AMD In the past, I've experimented with quite good results selling naked puts on AMD, so idea selling Iron Condor on it seemed logical Date: ...

Trading Results Week 44/2019 (+$1,186.98)

Welcome traders to the sixth week's (#6) trading result income report. If you are new here - with the help of these reports I'm documenting my path trading options on indexes and futures in the previous week. I...

How To Count Duplicates in Google Spreadsheets (COUNTIF)

I've been using Google Spreadsheets literally for everything that can be counted or measured (dividend income, stock trades, body weight and so on).  And so did when I decided to build an option trading journal I built it using Google...

Child Dividend Income Report September 2019 - $103.59

I've been documenting my own path to financial freedom through the dividend income since January 2017. When in July 2018, the little Fischer baby girl was born - without any thinking I started to invest for her future by investing in...

#1 Selling Iron Condors on HD Stock

On September 13, 2019 I made my first "successful" Iron Condors trade on Home Depot (HD) stock. The idea for this trade is taken from Options Trading IQ article: TWO IRON CONDOR TRADE EXAMPLES – HD AND TLT I did a little adjustment (...

Trading Results Week 43/2019 (+$740.94)

Welcome traders to the weekly trading results, where I'm documenting my path trading options on indexes and futures in the previous week. I started my trading journal on September 23, 2019, and it's planned that there will be at...

#71 Covered Call Sell: SFL SEP 20'19 12.5 @2.25 (Dividend Capture)

On September 10, 2019, I sold the following covered call -  SFL SEP 20'19 12.5 @2.25. I entered this trade for a speculative reason and to learn a new technique - capturing a dividend. If things will work as planned I will...

September 2019 Crypto Options Income

Welcome to the fourth (#4) crypto options income report - covering monthly earnings I've made from crypto options trading (puts and calls) in September 2019. Last August I sold both Ethereum and Bitcoin on Deribit...

#59 Selling Naked Put: WPG APR 17'20 5 @2.37 (Roll Forward)

On Aug 20, 2019, I sold the following naked put -  WPG APR 17'20 5 @2.37 or I roll forwarded a put sell I made earlier this year (Roll Forward Put Sell: WPG OCT 18'19 5 Put @0.93) To make this roll forward happen first I had to sell...

Trading Results Week 42/2019 (+$692.74)

Welcome traders to the weekly trading results, where I'm documenting my path trading options on indexes and futures in the previous week. I started my trading journal on September 23, 2019, and it's planned that there will be at...