September and Q3 are in the books!
My goal is to make between 1 and 2 percent of my portfolio value each month. I started the year with $20,000.
Here's where I stand YTD - $2,979.28, or an 14.90% return. Not bad considering my targets thru Q3 were between $1,873.89 and $3,901.83
Here's a look at my Q3
Q3 Profit Target = $643.31 - $1,378.59
Q3 Portfolio Gain/Loss = $648.72
Breakdown of Q3 Gains
Option Gains = ($987)
Directional Option Trades = $424
Stock Gains = $1,199.72
Dividends - $12
Final Q3 Option Record
Q2 Record = 21-8 (72% winners, 28% losers)
YTD Record = 68-27-7 (67% winners, 26% losers, 7% assignment)
I was doing really well this quarter until September rolled around. This month absolutely CRUSHED ME! I lost $1,050.70, my worst month of 2014 by far.
For all you folks out there finding this blog for the time, I'm the Option Rider. I play with a wide open hand, for better or for worse! Please feel free to look through my open positions, my winners, AND my losers. Any advice, thoughts, comments or helpful tips are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org.