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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Wekeend Portfolio Analysis (February 29, 2016)

Market up 1.2% this week and now down 4.69% year to date. Only two weeks ago it looked like a hopeless Kardashian, while it was touching short term extreme pessimistic levels. Such is life.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

June30 SPX Unbalanced Iron Condor

New position entered during morning hours:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ETF Momentum Rotation Systems - 2015 Results

In the ETF Rotation Systems to Beat the Markets series, written more than a year ago, we discussed the idea behind this dynamic, and yet fairly laid back way of investing, which evidence suggests is superior to simply following an index (Mebane Faber's work, back-testing some of these principles over a century of data is a good starting point). Now that 2015 is in the rear-view mirror, I thought it was a good time to see how these systems performed last year. I went ahead and bought a one-month membership over at ETFReplay.com to run the tests. One day, I will have time in my life to automate it all with an Excel spreadsheet.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 13, 2016)

The S&P500 went from 1,873.25 to 1,864.78 this week, for a 0.45% loss, now down 8.77% Year To Date. An extremely busy week at work with barely any time to look at the markets, unlike the hundred something people I follow on Twitter, who all seem to be dedicated full time traders with plenty of time to tweet and trade all day long. Envy devours my soul.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 6, 2016)

Well, the market has gone flaccid on us. Down 8.02% for the year, to the dismay of passive investors and index followers. But fear not. As an options seller, you don't want to face the virile one. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

May31 SPX Credit Call Spread

Today a Credit Call spread position was entered:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Options Trading Monthly Digest (January 2016)

Well, the time has come once again to go over the Options Trading performance for the month that just concluded: January2016.

The goal of these articles is to recap and determine what went wrong, what went well, mistakes that were made, things that could have been done better. These articles are intended to make us better traders with constant feedback from our own recent actions and the community of like-minded readers that contribute to this site.