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Trading Results Week 2/2020 (-$626.80)

Trading week 2/2020 lasted from January 6 - January 10, 2020 This week I was mostly adjusting trades from the previous weeks. It depends how you count but I count each trade separate (Even roll-ups), and for the second week of 2020...

Trading Results Week 1/2020 (+$351.40)

Welcome traders to the New Year, I wish you a very prosperous and safe trading 2020. Let's make it BIG! With this article, I'm starting the new trading journal for 2020. It's planned that there will be at least 52 such articles for the...

0 DTE SPX Trading Challenge

I've been trading options since March 2019, I have been trading verticals since September 2019. Option trading is not easy, it can hurt. Money can be made and more money can be lost - been there seen that. In my short options trader career I have...

Trading Results Week 52/2019 (+$201.50)

Trading week 52/2019 was from December 23 until December 27, 2019 (Monday - Friday). During the week there were the Christmas holidays, and I was not really in trading this week. Anyway, I opened one iron condor for 45 DTE SPX and bull...

How to Setup Charts with Interactive Brokers

This is a quick tutorial on how to setup / enable charts in Interactive Brokers to trade stocks, ETFs, indexes e.t.c. For the last couple of months I've been trading 0 DTE SPX, for charting using either Google Finance or Trading view - both...

Trading Results Week 51/2019 (+$22.00)

Trading week 51/2019 was from December 16 until December 20, 2019 (Monday - Friday). The original plan was to sell only 0 DTE SPX trades on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which I did, but last week there was one more trading day on...

Tesla Stock Project

It was on early November 5th, 2019 morning, I was reading an interesting story about a guy buying a Tesla car for his sons 9th birthday, here is the story in brief: What is #TSLA4Tesla project? I am not into cars. My son, Arian, 8 years old,...

Trading Results Week 50/2019 (+$93.40)

Trading week 50/2019 was from December 9 until December 13, 2019 (Monday - Friday). This week I was on travel but managed to make a slim profit. Last week I made 3 short term trades - one for GC futures and two 0DTE SPX. All three were...

Selling Covered Calls: ITM vs OTM

Selling covered calls has been one of my favorite options trading strategies. A covered call refers to a transaction in the financial market in which the investor selling call options owns the equivalent amount of the underlying security. To...

Trading Results Week 49/2019 ($0.00)

Welcome traders to the eleventh week's (#11) 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...

Selling Iron Condors on AEX Index

On October 10, 2019 I made my first Iron Condors trade on AEX index. The AEX index, derived from Amsterdam Exchange index, is a stock market index composed of Dutch companies that trade on Euronext Amsterdam...

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...

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...

#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...

#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...

#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...

#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...

#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...

#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...