Thoughts of a mechanical engineer turned programmer turned statistical investor. Here to save you from making mistakes I made at the beginning of my investing career.

Category: weekly summary


  • Executed trades update – still (barely) green for the year

    Executed trades update – still (barely) green for the year

    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 […]

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  • Mid August update

    Mid August update

    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 […]

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  • Weekly summary and portfolio review – 17 July

    Weekly summary and portfolio review – 17 July

    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, […]

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  • (Bi)Weekly summary

    (Bi)Weekly summary

    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 […]

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  • June 5 weekly summary – the week we went nowhere

    June 5 weekly summary – the week we went nowhere

    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 […]

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  • May 27 Weekly  summary – after a week off

    May 27 Weekly summary – after a week off

    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 […]

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  • Have we seen the bottom? May 13 weekly summary

    Have we seen the bottom? May 13 weekly summary

    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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  • Weekly summary May 6

    Weekly summary May 6

    Well this was a whipper snapper of a week. Honestly if I hadn’t checked in I wouldn’t have even realized it, as overall the nasdaq was down just 1.5%, but the whipsaw was a bit unnerving: I’ll get the weekly recap out of the way, because I would like to write about some other stuff […]

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  • Weekly summary and portfolio review

    Weekly summary and portfolio review

    How do you summarize the week that just on Friday the nasdaq went down 4.2%, the VIX went up 7% ending above 33$, and where my portfolio lost 28,700$ in value? It was a hard week. In fact, in the last 2 weeks my portfolio went from 531k to 490k, so down 41k, or ~8%. […]

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  • Well that week went by hella fast

    Well that week went by hella fast

    I want to preface this post and ask you to please interact with my blog! PLEASE 🙂 Whether its to say this is a load of BS, or you like it, or you disagree with something, or something isn’t clear, or it made you think, or WHATEVER! I’m just starting out and I would love […]

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