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)

How Does Bull PUT Spread Work? | PUT Credit Spread Explained For Newbies (Part 2 of 4)

This is the part 2 explanation of the 4 Vertical Spread options strategies where I will explain more in-depth my favorite vertical spread strategy for bullish play, which is the Bull PUT Spread Strategy. The 4 vertical spread strategies are summarised below: A bull PUT spread is an options strategy that an investor uses when … Continue reading How Does Bull PUT Spread Work? | PUT Credit Spread Explained For Newbies (Part 2 of 4)

[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)

How Does Bear CALL Spread Work? | CALL Credit Spread Explained For Newbies (Part 1 of 4)

This is the first of the 4 articles, in which I will go deeper to explain the 4 vertical spreads, for a greater understanding of how to use them in different market conditions. To quickly recap these are 4 vertical spreads options strategies that I have covered previously. In this article, I will be sharing … Continue reading How Does Bear CALL Spread Work? | CALL Credit Spread Explained For Newbies (Part 1 of 4)

My LEAPS Portfolio Update On 8 Oct 2022 (95.14% Of $342.6K Down)

This is a short update on my LEAPS CALL portfolio. At this time of writing (8 Oct 2022), it is down by 95.14%, which means that the unrealized loss is $326k out of the total capital of 342.6k. This is despite me realizing 81k of losses in Aug 2022 trades, trying to salvage some capital … Continue reading My LEAPS Portfolio Update On 8 Oct 2022 (95.14% Of $342.6K Down)

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