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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Selling 30 Delta Calls – The BXMD Index

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In a previous post I talked about the CBOE BXY index, which simulates a Covered Call strategy on the S&P500 Index, selling Out of the Money Calls at strikes 2% higher than the index price. BXY has been superior to BXM (At the Money Calls) in terms of absolute returns, but it has been more volatile than BXM.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Enhanced Investing - April 2019 Results

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April ended up bringing a $535.96 realized gain for the account after commissions ($25,000 account at Tastyworks, with 2:1 margin). A total of 18 short Puts were closed, all of them at a profit.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Podcasts for Traders and Investors

There is sometimes a tendency to think we have barely any free time in our daily lives anymore. That's partially true. However, I have realized there is always some window of dead time to kill that we can take advantage of on a daily basis. For example, while you are driving to/from work; on your way to a store or a friend's house; when we are taking a shower; doing chores in the house; when working out at the gym; while buying groceries (if you are not being accompanied by anyone of course). All this adds up to several hours every week that can be used to increase your knowledge.

Over the years I have become a podcast aficionado with three main areas of interest: Music/Singing, Sports analysis and of course the Financial Markets (trading and investing) which is the focus of this article.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Trading Scam Artists

In the trading/investing arena, scam artists are a dime a dozen.
As it turns out, it is much easier to get rich quickly by making money off of overpriced and useless services than to try and do it slowly with one's own capital saved and invested over the years.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

June RUT Elephant

Trade Details:

4 June RUT 1425/1415 Credit Put spread @0.60 credit each
2 June RUT 1680/1690 Credit Call spread @1.10 credit each

4 June IWM 169 Long Calls @0.27 debit each

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Rule number one of Enhanced Investing

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When you are short a cash secured Put, because you would like to own the stock at a cheaper price, it often happens that once the stock begins to fall, and continues to do so beyond your strike price, you suddenly feel like “well, I don’t know….now I don’t want to own it so much anymore. Look at all the negativity around the name!”

It-always-happens. Business we were a short time ago convinced we would like owning at cheaper prices are suddenly disliked by analysts and the crowd of individual investors. Our herd mentally then tricks us into fear.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

June SPX Unbalanced Iron Condor

Trade Details:

4 June SPX 2670/2660 Credit Put spread @0.60 credit each
1 June SPX 3050/3060 Credit Call spread @1.00 credit