DGI Adventure 06-19-17 – Day of Reckoning – ROTH Competition Update

Once per quarter Mrs. Wizard and I check in on our ROTH accounts and compare them on three metrics: Total Account Value Total Quarterly Return Total Return Whoever wins two out of three metrics wins the quarter. The loser has to clean the fish tank for the next three months. I started out $1,650 behind… Read More DGI Adventure 06-19-17 – Day of Reckoning – ROTH Competition Update

DGI Adventure 03-20-17 – Expiry Discussion and Miscellany

Last Friday was the third Friday of the month, which is when the monthly options expire. Of course once a quarter options and futures on both stocks and indexes all expire, and it’s called quadruple witching. Last Friday was also quadruple witching. Quadruple witching sounds really ominous, but there doesn’t seem to me to be… Read More DGI Adventure 03-20-17 – Expiry Discussion and Miscellany

DGI Adventure 03-19-17 – Day of Reckoning – ROTH Competition Update

Once per quarter Mrs. Wizard and I check in on our ROTH accounts and compare them on three metrics: Total Account Value Total Quarterly Return Total Return Whoever wins two out of three metrics wins the quarter. The loser has to clean the fish tank for the next three months. I started out $1,650 behind… Read More DGI Adventure 03-19-17 – Day of Reckoning – ROTH Competition Update

DGI Adventure 03-14-17 Sold Cash Secured Put – SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) – $237.50 strike – Mar 15 Expiration

This trade was executed yesterday 03/13/17. I don’t go through my investment thesis process for index fund trades. The idea behind passive index investing is to completely give in to efficient market hypothesis, so there isn’t really any point in looking at a bunch of quantitative metrics. There’s also no warm and fuzzy or cold… Read More DGI Adventure 03-14-17 Sold Cash Secured Put – SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) – $237.50 strike – Mar 15 Expiration

DGI Adventure 10-28-16 Limit Order Executed – Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) – $81.00/share

Earlier in the month I talked about the first batch of VNQ shares I bought, and I mentioned again that I had another limit order waiting at $81. I guess everybody remembered that the FOMC is probably going to raise rates in December? IDK…it was kind of weird. Bond yield shot up, the dollar rose,… Read More DGI Adventure 10-28-16 Limit Order Executed – Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) – $81.00/share

DGI Adventure 10/6/16 – Limit Order Executed – Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) – $83.00/share

I mentioned a couple weeks back that I had placed some gaff fishing limit orders for VNQ in my traditional IRA account. Well one of those orders executed yesterday 10/05/16. Woo hoo! Let’s talk about it! First some background on where the cash for those limit orders came from. Back in May I transferred that… Read More DGI Adventure 10/6/16 – Limit Order Executed – Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) – $83.00/share