With the nasdaq back at June lows, its time to execute what I said at the end of this post – deploy some cash. There are 3 opportunities I see today: V, AMZN, AAPL, and the way I decided to play them this time is a bit unusual, especially when looking at the rest of […]
Which is something other indices can’t say for themselves. Even after todays 2% rally, the nasdaq is down ~7% over the last month. After todays almost $10k of (unrealized) gains, we’re showing $2300 green for the year, so less than half a percent, but compared to the nasdaq’s YTD of -26%, not bad. I did […]
We went as high as 6.7% green YTD last week, although we’ve tapered off now to only ~5%: Still, a lot better than the nasdaqs -19% performance. I did do a few trades over the past 2 weeks, because I was skeptical of the rally and I wanted to free up some cash to deploy […]
Well that was a ripper of a month. The nasdaq went up 12.5%: but is still down over 20% YTD: Big tech mostly reported this week, including AMZN and TSLA (is tesla considered big tech?). AMZN ended the day 10% higher, which put my short put positions full OTM, or on track to expire worthless. […]
So these updates have gotten significanly less frequent, both because I’m super busy raising the twins and working on other projects going on in my life right now, but also because my investing strategy has slightly shifted, and I’m trying a more hands-off approach. Previously I would be glued to the market during trading hours, […]
I thought I missed last weeks weekly summary, but it seems I actually missed the last 2 weeks. The reason for this is I have been busy with other projects, and honestly nothing ground breaking has been happening in the markets… a couple percent up, a couple percent down… This turned out not to be […]
The nasdaq ended last week at 12,690, this week at 12,550. So we went nowhere value wise, but a week of time premium did decay, so my portfolio still gained $6,800, or over 1%, so not too shabby. Other than that I did some adjustments as detailed here and here this week, but nothing earth […]
It may be early to say but it seems to me like the selloffs are being bought, rather than earlier this year where the rips were being sold. Look at the last 2 weeks of the nasdaq: Especially this week but also last, there seems to be significant support of the recent selloffs. In addition, […]
Putting out an alert that I took profits on my call butterfly position (details here): closed for 44 (opened for 24.5) so took 1950$ profits off the table. The reason I did this is that theres only 1600$ more to gain from here with AMZN above $2340, but 17 days left on the position, so […]
Last week was tough for me, both portfolio-wise but also life-wise, so I decided to do what Warren Buffet says to do when stocks are down: don’t watch the market too closely. It seems to have paid off, because since my “have we seen the bottom” post on May 13, my porfolio is up $19k […]
I got a question on this post about portfolio margin so I’ll dedicate a short post to how it works. Say I sell a $100 AAPL put. Thats a promise to buy 100 shares of AAPL for 100$, costing a total of 10,000$. I happened to sell such a put in my portfolio (as well […]
Theres nothing like finishing a red week with a 3.5% up day to lessen the blow, but even with that, the nasdaq was down another 2.6% for the week. My porfolio lost 3.7%, again due to my large position in AMZN, which I still think is going to work out in the long run. I […]
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Hi, I’m Ori. Mechanical engineer turned programmer turned statistical investor. Looking to have probability on my side by combining options strategies. Self learner and researcher, always logical, never intimidated. Self defined goal of retiring at 45, so 10 years to go!
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