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Forum: Financial Forum 09-10-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Oh, I know that Robinhood can screw up option...

Oh, I know that Robinhood can screw up option trading, so I always monitor and close out early my calls. I mostly trade covered calls, which in theory, the worst that can happen is your stock is...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-09-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Thanks. I know I should abandon Robinhood but I...

Thanks. I know I should abandon Robinhood but I kind of feel as if I should dance with the one who brung me so to speak. I started this thread using Robinhood (because it was the only zero cost...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-09-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Big update today! I woke up this morning and...

Big update today! I woke up this morning and checked the market, to see that ITCI was trading at $33 a share pre-market! I had purchased 1400 shares at $22 in July and sold August calls against...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-09-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Turns out my ITCI and SGMO were pretty good buys...

Turns out my ITCI and SGMO were pretty good buys and pushed me up to near $32,000.

I don't really have a near term goal right now...nervous about the election and how it will impact stocks. I...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-15-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Update. I traded a little bit on two...

Update.


I traded a little bit on two stocks, ITCI and SGMO and managed to break $30k. Currently holding 400 shares of each now and $17,800 in cash waiting for market pullback opportunities.
...
Forum: Financial Forum 05-08-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Have not updated this in awhile. Virus caught...

Have not updated this in awhile. Virus caught me a little off guard as I know it did some of you, but I held on to my stocks and then Stemline got bought out for $12, which really helped since I...
Forum: Financial Forum 10-10-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Today hit $12,555, currently sitting in all cash...

Today hit $12,555, currently sitting in all cash except for the few free stocks (none of which I would have ever bought lol...one is called DouYu...I don't even have to look at it to know it is a...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-10-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Crossed the $10,000 mark yesterday and thanks to...

Crossed the $10,000 mark yesterday and thanks to Nancy Pelosi and her drug pricing plan/threat, I was able to trade in and out of Merck today for another $400 gain, bringing me to $10,491, sitting on...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-02-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Well, it is August 2, 2019, a bit over a month...

Well, it is August 2, 2019, a bit over a month since I updated the thread and crossed the $9,000 mark on my initial $2500 investment.

It was a terrible month for almost all of it. I bought 20...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-25-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Today is the one year anniversary! I started...

Today is the one year anniversary! I started this challenge June 25, 2018 by depositing $2500 in Robinhood with the goal of making at least a 60% return each year which would cause my total return...
Forum: Financial Forum 06-08-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Had a nice little run during the market drop (no...

Had a nice little run during the market drop (no I didn't short anything, I just bought stuff low and sold high). Currently at $8631 and change.

Might hit $10,000 sooner than I thought!
Forum: Financial Forum 05-09-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
I don't exactly try to day trade. Sometimes I...

I don't exactly try to day trade. Sometimes I do execute a buy, sell, and re buy in the same day but more often I have to wait a few days, weeks, even up to several months before I can sell for a...
Forum: Financial Forum 05-07-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
I think I sometimes do the cigar butt investing...

I think I sometimes do the cigar butt investing that Buffett always liked (but didn't scale well when he got ultra big).

He said if you can find a discarded cigar butt on the street and get a puff...
Forum: Financial Forum 05-06-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
I mean since trades are free, why not? You could...

I mean since trades are free, why not? You could turn the $100 into $200, then $300, $500, $1000, the sky is the limit. (could also turn it into $0 if you are not careful)
Forum: Financial Forum 05-06-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Hit a milestone today! From the initial $2500...

Hit a milestone today! From the initial $2500 investment in this "experiment" last June 2018, I have now hit $7558, a 202% gain, a triple in less than one year. I think I might be able to hit...
Forum: Financial Forum 01-30-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Probably because the IRS doesn't want to wade...

Probably because the IRS doesn't want to wade through the 30 pages of Schedule C I send them with hundreds of trades just to discover that I actually overpaid my taxes by $0.32
Forum: Financial Forum 01-29-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
The Robinhood account is an experiment to see how...

The Robinhood account is an experiment to see how far someone could push $2500 by doing commission free trades.

This is what I did in my "other" trading account in 2018:
Forum: Financial Forum 01-27-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Update: Well, funny story here. I was...

Update:

Well, funny story here. I was going to update this to post that I haven't done much with Robinhood while we have been out of cell reception range doing snowmobile rides deep in the...
Forum: Financial Forum 12-12-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Ok, I went back to the history tab and took a...

Ok, I went back to the history tab and took a screenshot of some recent trades to show what I have been doing during this market decline (I like to think of it as volatility opportunity :D: )

As...
Forum: Financial Forum 12-12-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Guys, I am still here lol. Sorry for the lack of...

Guys, I am still here lol. Sorry for the lack of updates, wasn't really sure anyone was reading the thread and got lazy. A couple of points:

1) I started the account with $2500 and that is all...
Forum: Financial Forum 11-09-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Did a little bit of buying and selling during the...

Did a little bit of buying and selling during the past few days of market volatility and now the little $2500 RobinHood account is over $6,000!

$3500 gain on $2500 is a 140% return, so I have...
Forum: Financial Forum 10-18-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
I had 200 shares of Endocyte in my RH account...

I had 200 shares of Endocyte in my RH account purchased at $17 (they did a offering at $18.50 that got filled so I felt good with the price). Today it got bought out for $24 so now my RH is over...
Forum: Financial Forum 10-01-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
They are supposed to have a way to download all...

They are supposed to have a way to download all of your transactions into a tax program (Turbo Tax I think) and then it is just simply let the program sort all that out. I will know overall how...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-25-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Broke $4000 today! ($4039 actually) So I...

Broke $4000 today! ($4039 actually)

So I have reached my first mark of 60% gain for the year (in about 3 months). Nine more times of 60% gain and the account has $250,000 in it. Easy, right?...
Forum: Financial Forum 09-02-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Closing out August I reached near $3800 in the...

Closing out August I reached near $3800 in the account, or a gain of $1300 on my initial $2500 investment in just a two month period.

That is a full ounce of gold boys and girls! And I didn't...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-28-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Profit. No, but seriously in the stocks I...

Profit.

No, but seriously in the stocks I have been trading (biotech), I look for selloffs that are overdone, either because the flock is running from bad news that isn't really that bad or short...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-28-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
It will be a long while until I have a $17,500...

It will be a long while until I have a $17,500 gain in a one week period considering I started the account with only $2,500 total. Why do you bring up this particular figure?
Forum: Financial Forum 08-28-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Ok, so here is my update. I have mostly been...

Ok, so here is my update. I have mostly been trading in Merck and Geron. Geron recently spiked from the high $3 area to low $5 area when J&J made a job posting in Europe for a position marketing...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-03-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Nope not how Robinhood works. You can buy with...

Nope not how Robinhood works. You can buy with unsettled funds immediately after selling. There is a limit per 5 day period on how many times you can buy/sell the same stock the same day but that...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-03-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Yes but none of that is any different from what...

Yes but none of that is any different from what other brokers do who also charge money for each trade in addition to the things above (except making money on your cash balance, which is a trivial...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-02-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
At first I thought this too but upon further...

At first I thought this too but upon further examination, comparing the trade execution and bid/ask to my larger E-trade account, I am not sure exactly how they make money.

I have found that my...
Forum: Financial Forum 08-02-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Update: A few trades back and forth on Merck...

Update:

A few trades back and forth on Merck and Geron and the account is at $3145

Backing out the couple free stocks and it is around a $620 gain since the thread started on a $2500 nut, or...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-10-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
A few days later, a little update. I bought and...

A few days later, a little update. I bought and sold Merck and Geron a few times. Got a couple of free stocks (thanks, hope you got something good too!

Increased the account to $2916, which is...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-07-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
If you don't count posting updates, probably...

If you don't count posting updates, probably about 2 hours total invested. I have only made around 8 trades and each takes just a couple minutes. I could trade on the beach if we had a beach.
...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-06-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Ended the (short) trading week with about a 13%...

Ended the (short) trading week with about a 13% overall gain in the account, which isn't shabby IMO. Annualized, that would be a yearly return of 45,000%

:) :) :)
Forum: Financial Forum 07-03-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Light trading day today with market closing early...

Light trading day today with market closing early and closed tomorrow.

Still, even with the limit on day trading I was able to increase the account a few dollars with some timely trades (on Merck...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-01-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
In 2001 I rolled a $1700 401K from a previous...

In 2001 I rolled a $1700 401K from a previous employer into a E-trade IRA.

Even with paying $9.95 per stock trade I have managed to increase that account to a current 2018 value of $93,400 with no...
Forum: Financial Forum 07-01-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,831
Posted By Fermion
Adventures of RobinHood (building a financial bunker)

I noticed in my E-trade account this year that I have paid $800 in commissions. Barf. I decided to test the waters with RobinHood, supposed to be some new commission free trading platform all...
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