Category: Reading

March 8, 2016

What is PeepTrade?

Filed under: Media - 08 Mar 2016

First the disclaimer: I’m now a PeepTrade Guru.

Now what it is – Peeptrade.com is a new site (actually still in beta until next week when they present at the South by Southwest Festival) that allows “Peepers” to view the portfolios and trading activity of the “Gurus” allowed on the site.  Each Guru sets their own price and then gets part of the revenue for giving Peepers access to their trading activity.  The system is fully automated, so I finally have …



May 21, 2014

Book Review: The Joy of Financial Security

Filed under: Beginners,Reading - 21 May 2014

A few months ago, I received a free copy of Donna Skeels Cygan’s book, The Joy of Financial Security.  I don’t review many books and when I do, I make it a point not to let the fact that I received it at no cost influence my opinion.  I don’t make it through more than a few chapters in some of the free books I receive.  I finished …



February 10, 2014

Newspaper Article About Me

Filed under: Media,Reading - 10 Feb 2014

I thought some of you would enjoy seeing this article in the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail.  It’s from a very short interview the author did with me a few weeks ago (and includes a picture of me).  He has a regular column that runs weekly and highlights different traders around North America.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/investment-adviser-focuses-on-naked-puts/article16758601/

It doesn’t appear option traders are a regular part of his series, so it’ll be interesting to see how the comments go.  It’d be nice to …



January 16, 2013

My Trader’s Journal 2012 – Now an eBook

Filed under: Finance,Reading - 16 Jan 2013


I am a published author as of last night.  (Well, at least a self-published eBook author.)  Thanks to the ease of publishing through Amazon ($AMZN), I turned all of my trade details from 2012 into an eBook.  Most of you who have been reading my blog for years won’t gain anything new from reading it again in book …



August 20, 2010

Carnival of Financial Planning – Edition #154 – August 20, 2010

Filed under: Finance,Readers' Posts,Reading - 20 Aug 2010

MyTradersJournal.com has the honor of hosting this week’s Carnival of Financial Planning.

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Best Personal Financial Planning and Personal Investment Articles this Week from Personal Finance Blogs 
Welcome to the August 20, 2010 Edition #154 of the Carnival of Financial Planning.

The Carnival of Financial Planning takes a long-term view of personal financial planning for individuals and families. We focus on efficient and sustainable personal financial planning practices that can lead to lifetime financial security. 

This edition is arranged by subject heading, so …



June 14, 2010

Book Review: No One Would Listen

Filed under: Reading - 14 Jun 2010

I received another free book to review a couple of months ago.  This was one I was excited about and finally found the time to read it while on vacation last week.  No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller is the story of Harry Markopolos’ attempt to bring down Bernie Madoff for years before Madoff’s Ponzi scheme imploded.  I was excited to read Markopolos’ account of this …



November 27, 2008

Humor – Economic Double Entendres

Filed under: Media - 27 Nov 2008

CNBC is starting to sound like late night Cinemax with all the double entendres. I think I heard this report last night and actually double checked to see if I was still on the business channel.

Female Anchor (FA): We are going to need a really big package to make this worth the effort.

Male Anchor (MA): How big does the package need to be to make you happy?

FA: I really think we need something that can go deep enough to put …



October 31, 2008

DRYS – What To Do?

Filed under: Finance,Media - 31 Oct 2008

Forbes had an article explaining why DRYS and other dry bulk shipping companies are a bad buy right now.  Forbes seems to be under the belief that the economy will never pick up.  I had to give DRYS some extra thought throughout the day yesterday.  I’m long (own) 200 shares and short (sold) two naked puts and six calls.  Two of my calls are so far out of the money I’m not even thinking of buying …



October 27, 2008

State of Economy – Car Dealers Shutting Down

Filed under: Life's Expenses,Media - 27 Oct 2008

Here’s an interesting article on CNN.com’s site that I almost had for MyTradersJournal.com.  It’s written by a friend of the family who works at CNN, Paul Varian.  He sent me his story via email and said that he was sending it to the AC/360 team also in case they were interested.  He gave me permission to post his story if CNN wasn’t interested.  They were and posted it, so I’m just linking to it instead …



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