[Dec 22 Trading Review] -312.89K Loss In Earnings (Trades, Profits & Losses For December 2022)

December 2022 was my worst-performing month in almost 2 years of options trading as I cut a massive 333.8k of losses off my LEAPS Portfolio. I have shared the reasons in the below article on why I decided to close this portfolio despite having more than a year left on 50% of the options contracts:I … Continue reading [Dec 22 Trading Review] -312.89K Loss In Earnings (Trades, Profits & Losses For December 2022)

Revealing My Entire 609k Portfolio | Stocks, Options, Bonds | Funds Allocations & Investment Plan for 2023

It is the time of the year to review our investment portfolio and make plans for the year ahead. One of the biggest lessons that I learned in 2022 is to always expect the unexpected and be prepared for the worst-case scenario. It is not how much you can win but rather how much you … Continue reading Revealing My Entire 609k Portfolio | Stocks, Options, Bonds | Funds Allocations & Investment Plan for 2023

[Nov 22 Trading Review] 2.59K Increased Earnings (Trades, Profits & Losses For November 2022)

The stock market performed relatively well in the month of November and there were a number of rallies, especially after the release of the October CPI reading and a dovish speech from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell about not raising rates too aggressively until it crashes the economy. I was initially doing alright for the month … Continue reading [Nov 22 Trading Review] 2.59K Increased Earnings (Trades, Profits & Losses For November 2022)

History Repeats! With Another Early Assignment Of Vertical Spread But I Made A Profit Of USD2.25k | What Went Right?

I shared just a few days ago how an early assignment (on the SELL PUT leg) of my Apple BULL PUT Spread (9 contracts) resulted in a major loss of USD 3k instead of a max loss of USD117 on the spread. You may refer to this article for reference:My Vertical Spread Disaster, How Max … Continue reading History Repeats! With Another Early Assignment Of Vertical Spread But I Made A Profit Of USD2.25k | What Went Right?

My Vertical Spread Disaster, How Max Loss USD117 Became USD3,036 Loss | What To Do (& Not To Do) When One Leg Of Vertical Spread Gets Assigned

This was supposed to be a safe low-loss trade that went terribly wrong due to some bad decisions that I made. Hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes and not make these decisions that can balloon your losses. On 21 Nov 22, I had 20 open contracts of Apple Bull PUT Spread. I received USD4.87 … Continue reading My Vertical Spread Disaster, How Max Loss USD117 Became USD3,036 Loss | What To Do (& Not To Do) When One Leg Of Vertical Spread Gets Assigned

[Oct 22 Trading Review] 44.22K Increased Earnings (Trades, Profits & Losses For October 2022)

October was a very volatile month with huge swings within days. The most classic case was on 13 October 22 when the market first crashed when CPI readings were higher than expected (which meant that inflation was still not coming down) and then rapidly rose to record the top 5 highest intra-day fluctuations in the … Continue reading [Oct 22 Trading Review] 44.22K Increased Earnings (Trades, Profits & Losses For October 2022)

[Sept 22 Trading Review] How I Made 15.9k Gain Despite Losing 10.3k To Meta LEAPS CALL (Expired Worthless)

September has been a really choppy month traditionally for the stock market and this year (2022), it was worsened by the chaotic macro environment. The 2 events that caused the market to drop hard in September were the higher-than-expected CPI (Consumer Price Index) and the Federal Reserve's hawkish expectations of future rate hikes. In September … Continue reading [Sept 22 Trading Review] How I Made 15.9k Gain Despite Losing 10.3k To Meta LEAPS CALL (Expired Worthless)

Vertical Spreads Options Strategies Explained For Newbies | A Simple Way To Understand And Remember Vertical Spreads

I have long avoided using vertical spreads for a few reasons and choose to use simple one-legged options strategies such as selling/ buying PUT/ CALL contracts. One of the reasons was that I found vertical spreads quite complicated and confusing. Thus, I decided to stick to the most basic of options strategies, that is to … Continue reading Vertical Spreads Options Strategies Explained For Newbies | A Simple Way To Understand And Remember Vertical Spreads

[Aug 22 Trading Review] Cutting Massive Losses For LEAPS Portfolio In Aug 2022

The stock market rally came to an end mid way through August and started to trend down again, especially after Federal Reserves Chairman Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole. He emphasized that more pain would be coming ahead in the Fed's fight against inflation. I tracked my LEAPS Portfolio more closely during this month and … Continue reading [Aug 22 Trading Review] Cutting Massive Losses For LEAPS Portfolio In Aug 2022

The Truth About Options Trading That The Gurus Never Told You | What Newbie Options Trader Must Know Before Getting Started

I started my options trading journey back in late Feb 2021. After more than 1.5 years of doing options trading and experiencing both the spectacular rise of the bull market in 2021 and the catastrophic fall of the bear market in 2022, I want to share some useful pointers to newbies who are tempted to … Continue reading The Truth About Options Trading That The Gurus Never Told You | What Newbie Options Trader Must Know Before Getting Started