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Big Deal/Dividend Lab: Market Thoughts

By Todd Johnson on 5-Feb-2016 15:48 pm (3 days ago)Alert
02.05.16 - I like the way the equities are moving. The mREITs are moving in the right direction. The call options don't offer a lot of value, but the yields are very strong for our equ... (more)

Big Deal: Adding a Couple Hedges, V2

By Todd Johnson on 5-Feb-2016 15:30 pm (3 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
02.05.15 Good morning, I am bearish overall but yet we are able to obtain 10% yields. I'm adding 20 $SPY puts as  a simple hedge over the weekend. - Trade 1. Let's Buy 20 $SPY Puts:... (more)

Big Deal: Adding A Simple Necessary Hedge

By Todd Johnson on 5-Feb-2016 15:01 pm (3 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
02.05.15 Good morning, I am bearish overall but yet we are able to obtain 10% yields. I'm adding 20 $SPY puts as  a simple hedge over the weekend. - Trade 1. Let's Buy 20 $SPY Puts: S... (more)

Dividend Lab: 10% Yield + Hedges Part 2

By Todd Johnson on 4-Feb-2016 15:07 pm (4 days ago)AdvanceDL Alert
02.04.16 Topic: Adjustments based upon lower Probability of Higher Rates & Hedges - 1. Independence Realty Trust, Inc. (IRT) Buy500-Shares. Options not available. $6.70 per... (more)

04-Feb-2016 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 4-Feb-2016 12:06 pm (4 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, we have a couple of options for adjustment: ... (more)

Dividend Lab: Hedges & Increased Dividend Flow

By Todd Johnson on 4-Feb-2016 6:00 am (4 days ago)AdvanceDL Alert
02.04.16 Topic: Adding a Few Adjustments based upon less worry about Higher Interest Rates -   1. Sell (close out) $XOM Protective Puts XOM Mar 2016 77.500 put (XOM160318P00077500) ... (more)

Dividend Lab: Adjusting ITM $SPY Protective Put

By Todd Johnson on 3-Feb-2016 12:53 pm (5 days ago)AdvanceDL Alert
02.03.15   Good morning,   The market continues to be very volatile with oil movements. I want to sell losers where we have protective puts and adjust for the market's movements.  --... (more)

Dividend Lab: Part 2: Selling Our Losing Positions

By Todd Johnson on 3-Feb-2016 12:36 pm (5 days ago)AdvanceDL Alert
02.03.15   Good morning,   The market continues to be very volatile with oil movements. I want to sell losers where we have protective puts and adjust for the market's movements.  --... (more)

01-Feb-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 1-Feb-2016 4:52 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter
Good morning, The market has numerous issues to watch. The U.S. equity markets ended on a positive note. Numerous events have caused indices to increase in price. Investors were pricing in (4), during 2016, Federal Interest Rate increases. The Fed Futures have changed to reflect a decreased chance of higher rates. In this issue I discuss Kinder Morgan (Kinder Morgan). ... (more)

Big Deal: $XRDC April Calls, Last Price 40-cents

By Todd Johnson on 29-Jan-2016 16:13 pm (1 week ago)BigDeaL Alert
Big Deal: Update on Positioning Fed Futures Jan 29th Trades By Todd Johnson on 29-Jan-2016 – Trade 1: I would try and buy 40-calls on April expiration; strike $5; $XRDC ... (more)

Dividend Lab: Update on Positioning Fed Futures

By Todd Johnson on 29-Jan-2016 15:52 pm (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Alert
Jan 29th Trades By Todd Johnson on 29-Jan-2016 - I will provide the info on Monday. The Fed Futures indicates zero interest rate hikes for the rest of 2016. This is positive for the m... (more)

28-Jan-2016 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 28-Jan-2016 11:50 am (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, We have to adjust several our ITM short put positions. We also reduced our IWM hedge. ... (more)

Dividend Lab: Todd’s 10% Annual Total Return Portfolio

By Todd Johnson on 27-Jan-2016 1:11 am (2 weeks ago)Private Alert

Dividend Lab: Jan 27th Trades to Increase Net Yield

By Todd Johnson on 26-Jan-2016 15:49 pm (2 weeks ago)Alert
Jan 27nd Trades By Todd Johnson on 27-Jan-2016 - I bought the following 4 securities with the following 4-individual yields: 1) 6.4%; 2) 11.34%; 3) 15%, and 4) 13.33%. - I have 4-... (more)

25-Jan-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 25-Jan-2016 5:56 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter
Good morning, The U.S. equity markets remain volatile. A major reason for the volatility is the price of oil’s volatility. Oil did jump higher on Friday. This week I review American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT). This REIT’s dividend growth is expected to be approximately 20% per year. ... (more)

BUD adjustment and some closeouts

By Alex Hebelka on 22-Jan-2016 13:54 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, after discussion, we decided to close our positions on ... (more)

Big Deal: Jan 22nd Trades

By Todd Johnson on 22-Jan-2016 9:00 am (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Jan 22nd - I will have further thoughts on Monday. There have been quick and significant changes in the equity markets. Here are a few trades for now in case energy has turned. - In the ... (more)

21-Jan-2016 option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 21-Jan-2016 14:46 pm (3 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, option adjustments for the end of week follow: [ordertitle]1. Chevron Corporation Common Stoc (CVX)[/ordertitle] CVX - roll our put one week with 1:1 ratio [orderheader] ... (more)

Dividend Lab Thursday, Jan 21st Conference Call:

By Todd Johnson on 20-Jan-2016 22:34 pm (3 weeks ago)Alert
January 21st Topic: My apologies for today's call not working. I have setup a new one for Thursday. Below is the call info for Thursday, January 21st:        Here are some topics ... (more)

Dividend Lab: [Jan 20th 4:00 PM MST] – Conference Call

By Todd Johnson on 20-Jan-2016 10:51 am (3 weeks ago)Alert
January 20th, 2016         The focus will be upon current opportunities vs. risks. The call will be for one hour: 4:00 - 5:00 PM MST today, Jan 20th. Pleas... (more)

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