[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)

[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)

[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)

[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

[1, 2 Aug Trades] What I Am Buying In The Recent Rally?

The market has continued its rally going into August 2022. I am hoping that the rally lasts as long as possible so I can minimize my losses on my LEAPS CALL portfolio. At the same time, I added some positions in order to reach that target earlier. When I looked at my top 6 biggest … Continue reading [1, 2 Aug Trades] What I Am Buying In The Recent Rally?

[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

[18 July Trades] I Bought More LEAPS CALL (Apple, Nvidia, Adobe, Microsoft, Tesla)

The stock market rallied on 18 July before retreating after Apple announced that it is planning to slow down hiring and spending growth in some divisions, which sparked the fears of recession. I see the rally as a bullish sign as investors feel confident ahead of the earnings release by some of the biggest companies … Continue reading [18 July Trades] I Bought More LEAPS CALL (Apple, Nvidia, Adobe, Microsoft, Tesla)

[14 & 15 July Trades] Why I Bought More LEAPS CALL (Apple, Nvidia, Adobe, AMD, Meta)

I bought more LEAPS CALL (expiring Sept 2023 and Jan 2024) to average down on my previous positions as I believe that inflation will be under control in the latter half of 2022 and the stock market will rebound when that happens. The worse-than-expected CPI data released on 13 July 22 did not crash the … Continue reading [14 & 15 July Trades] Why I Bought More LEAPS CALL (Apple, Nvidia, Adobe, AMD, Meta)

[5 ~ 8 July 22 Trades] Deactivate Plan B, Activate Plan A & C

It was a good week for the US stock market as the major indexes rallied at the start of the second half of this trading year. Nasdaq was the best performer as it rose above 5% in the last 5 days. As the market turned bullish in this week, I changed my strategy to adjust … Continue reading [5 ~ 8 July 22 Trades] Deactivate Plan B, Activate Plan A & C