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Dramatic changes on the soybean market

6 Jul 2018

Recently, markets are everything but not boring. There are many interesting situations and opportunities I can write about therefore the latest Spread report was also very extensive. Today I decided to analyze the soybean market for you. I consider it currently one of the best long-term opportunities not only within the grains but in general. […]

Option trading in practice – Week 8 and 9

5 Jul 2018

Dear Readers and Traders, in today’s article I will bring you the summary of gas trading on our trading account at Interactive Brokers. Today’s article, however, is not just about trading itself, but also about the ban of ETF trading for retail traders and resulting adjustments of our strategy. Summary of the week Last week […]

530 USD on corn: Detailed analysis of my trade

4 Jul 2018

A single corn trade brought me a beautiful $ 530. It is really a good result for a conservative bear spread. You have been asking me how I managed this position, so I decided to describe my approach to it in this article.       Name of the bear spread ZCN19-ZCZ18 tells us that […]

From the book Big Mistakes – Benjamin Graham

2 Jul 2018

Two weeks ago, I presented you the book by M. Batnicka named Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments. Benjamin Graham Today I will show you that no one is truly infallible. We will begin with the largest value investment guru and inventor of the financial analysis – Benjamin Graham. He was the […]

Contango histogram 2: Correct, incorrect and completely wrong approach to it

28 Jun 2018

A recent article on the contango histogram has brought many comments. One of our readers, Adam, wrote a very good comment directly under the article. He asks what is the right way to compare the true value of the spread with historical results. This is a really good question, and at the same time a […]

Do you possess a productive or non-productive investment?

25 Jun 2018

Imagine all your investments you possess and answer this question. Are you unsure about the answer? In today’s article, we analyse both of these investment types with examples. Productive assets In the first group, there are investments or assets that generate cash flows and produce a certain output – productive assets. We are pushing our […]

Option trading in practice – Week 7

21 Jun 2018

Dear Readers and Traders, today I’ll summarize what happened to the natural gas market in the previous and current week, and how it looks like in our account which was affected by increased volatility. We’ll focus on the roll over of the options positions as well as a development of the pair trade-ETF (dual short) […]

Profit from the state of the market

19 Jun 2018

If you trade an event, you have to be right nearly about everything, not just the market situation. Your timing has to be perfect, which is not always the case. Fortunately, there is an easier way how to trade. Instead of trading the event, you can trade the state of the market! Let’s take a […]

No-one is infallible

15 Jun 2018

Last week was published the book by M. Batnicka named Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments. Last week was published the book by M. Batnicka named Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments. It has instantly become a topic for many blogs, tweets, and so on. What it is about? […]

Option trading in practice – Week 6

14 Jun 2018

Dear Readers and traders, in today’s article – which is also a trading report for the last week trading, I would like to summarize events of the last week’s trading and also analyse the first week of pair strategy trading (double short) on gas-related ETFs.   Summary of the week There has been a slight […]