Breaking Even On My Invested Capital (Assuming All 342k Worth Of LEAPS Contracts Expire Worthless)

5 months ago when I was sharing about my 618k unrealised loss, I mentioned that what is worse than accumulating this amount of loss is that there were up to 453k worth of CALL options contracts that would eventually expire worthless if the market does not recover by Jan 2023. Reference article:What Is Worse Than … Continue reading Breaking Even On My Invested Capital (Assuming All 342k Worth Of LEAPS Contracts Expire Worthless)

[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)

Top 3 Technical Analysis (TA) Experts (YouTubers)

I have been watching YouTube financial videos since 2020 and have learned a great deal through these free resources, especially the fundamentals of options trading. I still put in a good amount of time now watching financial videos every day because I feel that it is important to be updated on the latest happenings going … Continue reading Top 3 Technical Analysis (TA) Experts (YouTubers)

[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)

[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

I Know Why Some People Become Depressed Or Suicidal When They Lose A Lot Of Money

People can lose a huge amount of money for various reasons and we only need to look at the news this year to know how. It ranges from online scams to crypto crashes to failed investments. When a significant loss of wealth or capital happens, it is usually very devastating to the affected investors or … Continue reading I Know Why Some People Become Depressed Or Suicidal When They Lose A Lot Of Money

How Much Is Enough For Retirement Or Emergency Funds? | How I Calculate My Monthly Expenses

Many people like to set a target of 1M dollars as the amount they need for retirement without actually confirming if it is too much or too little. If your expenses add up to $20,000 a month because you are living in a landed property with 2 posh cars, then 1M is probably going to … Continue reading How Much Is Enough For Retirement Or Emergency Funds? | How I Calculate My Monthly Expenses

10 Ways To Save Money To Help You Fight Inflation & Rising Costs Of Living

Inflation is making many essential items expensive and resulting in a higher cost of living. Other than trying to earn more money to cope with the rising costs, it is also important that we watch our expenses and find ways to spend less, and save more so that we will always have more each month. … Continue reading 10 Ways To Save Money To Help You Fight Inflation & Rising Costs Of Living

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

How A Poor Kid Got To A 1M Investment Portfolio | Tips & Principles Of Building Wealth

This is not a rags-to-riches story but I hope to share my journey of getting to a million dollars investment portfolio and may you find some of the tips useful or inspiring to start working towards this target. I have a confession to make first. At this time of writing, my portfolio value is down … Continue reading How A Poor Kid Got To A 1M Investment Portfolio | Tips & Principles Of Building Wealth