[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)

My LEAPS Portfolio Update On 10 Dec 2022 (97.08% Of $343.3K Down)

In my last update on 8 Oct 22, I shared that my SGD342k (USD250k) LEAPS CALL portfolio was down by 95.14%. While the NASDAQ has rebounded a little in the month of November, my overall loss has increased to 97.1% as the time decay eats into those option contracts. Reference Article:My LEAPS Portfolio Update On … Continue reading My LEAPS Portfolio Update On 10 Dec 2022 (97.08% Of $343.3K Down)

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

My 390.32% 2-Day Return On FOMC Meeting Trade (Bear CALL Spread On QQQ)

The stock market was feeling optimistic ahead of the FOMC meeting on 1~2 Nov, especially a Wall Street Journal article published the week before suggested that the Fed could pivot. I was in the camp that the Fed would not pivot and that the market would sell off after the meeting. So, I started a … Continue reading My 390.32% 2-Day Return On FOMC Meeting Trade (Bear CALL Spread On QQQ)

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)