Brad Finn Says You Shouldn’t Buy OTM LEAPS, Here Is Why

I watched an interesting video from Financial YouTuber Brad Finn on why one shouldn't buy OTM LEAPS Call as there is no intrinsic value and there is only extrinsic value, which is risky considering IV and Theta (greek measuring time decay) can work against you as time passes. I think the explanation in this video … Continue reading Brad Finn Says You Shouldn’t Buy OTM LEAPS, Here Is Why

1st Year Options Trading Recap: The Journey Towards SGD$217,509 Profits In 2021

After doing a portfolio update in my previous post, I wish to share my options trading journey in this post, as a recap of the trades that I have completed in 2021. I hope this sharing can be useful to you or inspire you in some ways. I started buying US stocks in early Jan … Continue reading 1st Year Options Trading Recap: The Journey Towards SGD$217,509 Profits In 2021

2021 Stock Portfolio Update

The below table shows my stock portfolio on 31 Dec 2020, before I started investing/ trading in the US market in 2021. It consisted of all Singapore stocks because I had spent the last 9 years (2011 to 2020) so afraid to leave the "safe haven" of the Singapore stock market. My total invested capital … Continue reading 2021 Stock Portfolio Update

[27 Dec Trade] Why I Am Not Buying Any More LEAPS & What I Intend To Do

The US stock market rallied for the 4th day in a row to continue the Santa Claus rally, going into 2022. While some stocks like AMD, Nvidia and Facebook have yet to reach their all-time high, I have resisted adding more LEAPS positions in these counters. After spending more than USD100k buying the dip in … Continue reading [27 Dec Trade] Why I Am Not Buying Any More LEAPS & What I Intend To Do

The Ultimate LEAPS Options Thread

The LEAPS options strategy has given me great returns this year and I have written quite a number of articles on them. In this post, I will be consolidating the useful articles for your easy reference. If you are new to LEAPS, you can gain more insight into what LEAPS is all about and what … Continue reading The Ultimate LEAPS Options Thread

Why Holding LEAPS Option Till Expiration Is A Bad Idea

LEAPS is a long-dated CALL or PUT option contract that allows us to leverage on time to benefit when the share price of the underlying stock rises or drops respectively. The longer the expiration date, the higher the premium we pay for the same strike price. In this article, I will share why it is … Continue reading Why Holding LEAPS Option Till Expiration Is A Bad Idea

[My Trades This Week, 20, 21 & 22 Dec] Tesla LEAPS, Apple PUT & Strategy For 2022

The market started with another huge sell-off on the first day of the week (20 Dec) leading up to Christmas, but on Tuesday and Wednesday (21 & 22 Dec), we are finally showing signs of a Santa Claus rally. These are the trades (captured from my trade logs) that I made this week and I … Continue reading [My Trades This Week, 20, 21 & 22 Dec] Tesla LEAPS, Apple PUT & Strategy For 2022