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.
The following article originally appeared on DivGro on Jul 14 2017. Big thx to Ferdis to start a guest post series on options! If you’re a dividend growth investor, you buy a stock and capture the dividend for reinvestment. Did you know that selling puts could boost your income? Yes, there are horror stories about options. … More Selling put options for dividend investors
Recently, I was at a meetup where a speaker showed the historical results of an ETF portfolio based on country ETFs. As I have been looking into a solution for my mutual funds, I decided to pull the trigger.
Each month, I track my extra income out of trading. I am a DIY investor that uses options and ETFs to accumulate wealth. These posts focus on the monthly income that I get out of these trades. June was good and disappointing at the same time.