With 2017 behind us, it is time to look back and review what trading option thought me. I now trade options for 2,5 years and really geared up early 2017. Let’s start! Advertisements
From an investing point, November was as it should be: boring ETFs and fun with options. That part of the system works well!
As my regular investing in ETFs is boring as hell, I have introduced play money to add sparks to my portfolio. It has gotten a little out of hand and developed into a serious income stream.
2 months ago, I decided to start again with our monthly investing. I am convinced that investing each month your salary surplus is the best way for the long term. And I have to admit: it is easier than it sounds. Our emotions screw up the plan easily!
With August behind us, I can write up a new post on my option trading income. And what a month it was: A new record combined with a few bad market events that created the elephants in the room. Can you help me with my elephants?
About a year ago, I stopped my monthly contributions to my ETF portfolio. Officially, due to the increased risk at the job: I wanted more cash. With hindsight it might have been a valuation issue. My last buy was in June 2016 – rebalancing my emerging markets exposure.
Belgians are born with a brick in their stomach, alluding on the fact that Belgians want to own a house. We are no different, we do own our house. Is that a good idea?
When all the systems and mechanics run like a well oiled machine, you need to be vigilant. That is the time that greed can come and say hello. I do have the feeling this is happening with me right now.
July has been the continuation of June for option trading. Not bad, not excellent either. When I take an helicopter view, income is fine, I just want always more!
Last week, the Belgian government announced proudly that they will activate the savings of people so it can be invested in the real economy. Great! We need more decisions like that.