[July 22 Trading Review] Trades, Profits & Losses For July 2022

The stock market rallied strongly in the month of July, S&P 500 was up 8.10% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq was up almost 12%. My portfolio unrealized loss also dropped from the record 648k to 573k.

Despite the negative news of record high 9.1% CPI data, Federal Reserves increasing the interest rate by 75 basis points and US economy going into recession, the market seems to be anticipating that inflation has peaked and that the Federal Reserves will U-turn on its monetary policy to save the economy.

My Trades

For my Wheel Strategy portfolio, I tried to close as many (profitable) positions as I can at the start of the rally, to lock in the profits.

I then opened up (sold) new covered CALL contracts to hedge against any bullish traps/ bear market rebound. Selling covered CALL is a bearish bet so as the market rallies, I left the contracts on their own as most of them are long-term contracts, so there is no urgency (& stress) to close them or get exercised when they reach expiration.

I sold off my LEAPS PUT portfolio and suffered a loss of USD1k. That was quite a good cut-loss move as my loss would become greater if I have left the portfolio as it is until the end of July.

I then shift the capital to buy more LEAPS CALLS instead to capitalise on the rally, with the end goal of saving my 472k LEAPS CALL portfolio.

Earnings decreased By SGD -33,268.15

For the first time in 18 months, the change in my total earnings turned negative by -33.268k. The reason for this huge drop is that I have decided to exclude the premium I have collected for my open CALL options contracts.

I included them previously because I have already collected the premium, so I think they should be part of the profit. However, as the contract is yet to close, there is still a chance that this premium may change as there are a few scenarios that can play out while the contract is still open.

If I include these premiums as part of the tabulation like previous months, then the net gain for July would be $34,387.20 – $33,268,15 = $1,119.05

It was not as much as the previous months as the Wheel Strategy portfolio did not bring in much income this month due to the rally and I had to cut a USD1k loss by selling off my LEAPS PUT portfolio.

Concluding Thoughts

I am hoping the rally will continue to August and beyond and that I will have a chance to sell off my LEAPS CALL at a minimal loss. My current strategy is to buy more LEAPS CALL whenever I can find capital so that I average down my previous positions to stand a higher chance of breaking even or minimizing losses.

I hope this sharing is useful to you and I hope you have a wonderful month in investing or trading. All the best!

Keen to learn about options trading but do not wish to pay for expensive courses, this newbie guide will help gain the knowledge and fundamentals to understand options better. And it’s totally free!
The Newbie’s Guide To Options Trading

The LEAPS Strategy has helped me make more than USD120,000 in 2021. Here’s all you need to know about this strategy that can help you increase your wealth exponentially:
The Ultimate LEAPS Options Thread

Looking for ideas on what stocks to invest in or which stocks to trade? You can take reference from what I have been buying or selling. I try to update them as soon as I can in this section, as well as share my thoughts on executing these trades:

If the bear market in 2022 is making feel depressed as your stocks come tumbling down, read this article to find out how you can use options trading to help you claw back some of your losses as you await market recovery:
How I Do Earn Even When The Stock Market Is Bearish?

Also, check out my trading strategies in different market conditions, whether it is bullish, bearish or volatile:
How Not To Lose Money In Trading? | My Trading Strategies For Bullish, Bearish And Volatile Market

I watched tons of videos on YouTube since 2020 and if you are wondering if there are any useful channels that you can subscribe to for learning market trends, TA, FA, check out this compilation here:
My Secret Weapons For Options Trading: I Watch These YouTube Financial Channels Every Day

I concluded my first year of options trading with more than USD160k of gain, see how I do it and the capital I use for every month to give you a sense of the percentage yield I get out of my gains:
1st Year Options Trading Recap: The Journey Towards SGD$217,509 Profits In 2021

This blog is as authentic and as transparent as I can share, I do not just show the wins and hide the loss. I have made some very bad decisions in the first 8 years of investing and paid a huge price for them. Here is the loss I have accumulated during these years. I hope you learn some lessons from my mistakes.
I Cut $135,715 Worth Of Losses In The Last 1.5 Months

Want to learn more about Technical Analysis (TA) but find it difficult to grasp the concepts? This article brings you TA at a glance and helps you understand key terminologies, indicators, and techniques used in TA to equip you with the knowledge that can empower you in your investing/ trading journey.
The Newbie Guide To Technical Analysis (TA)

Excited to start your trading journey or perhaps try out with a paper trading account to build your confidence in trading? Check out this step-by-step to help you get started:
How To Buy Options on Interactive Brokers (Step-By-Step)

Follow me on your favorite social media platforms, FacebookLinkedIn, or Twitter, to get notified of my latest blog posts. Or join our investing/ trading community at Telegram to exchange ideas or ask questions relating to investing/ trading.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s