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Trading Results Week 6/2020 (-$362.40)

Trading week 6/2020 lasted from February 3 until February 7, 2020 This was meant to be a good week with a net profit, but I bit rushed and spent $750 on a call future, as I thought that SPX will touch, break and shoot over 3,350...

Trading Results Week 5/2020 (-$7.6)

Trading week 5/2020 lasted from January 27 - January 31, 2020 This week I closed 6 speculative trades on SPX, GC, and SPY - total net income - negative - $7.60. I actually feel good about this, as the losses could be much...

Trading Results Week 4/2020 (-$101.10)

Trading week 4/2020 lasted from January 20 - January 24, 2020. Actually the week was even shorter as on Monday 20, there was a Martin Luther King Day which is a public holiday in the US. This week I closed just one trade,...

Trading Results Week 3/2020 (+$397.80)

Trading week 3/2020 lasted from January 13 - January 17, 2020 This week I was mostly closing trades made in the previous weeks. Also, one of my goals for this week was to limit open position to 10 (there were 12...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

#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 -...

#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...

#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...

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...

#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...

#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...

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...

#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...

#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...

#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...

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...