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Dividend Lab: Names/Intros – Jerry Chavez & Georgiana

By Todd Johnson on 22-Nov-2014 20:58 pm (today)Alert
11.22.14 Hi Folks, I want to let folks know of a individuals helping me out on various projects: Jerry Chavez and Georgiana. Jerry Chavez & Georgiana On the forum you may se... (more)

21-Nov-14 Option rolls – last update

By Alex Hebelka on 21-Nov-2014 12:29 pm (2 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello, yesterday I promised you to send the the update of remaining positions; here we go: ... (more)

AdvanceDL: ETP and BRKB trades explained

By Alex Hebelka on 21-Nov-2014 3:20 am (2 days ago)AdvanceDL Comment, ,
Hello all, we received several questions concerning our recent trades, so I decided to write a couple of words to you. ... (more)

20-Nov-2014 Option rolls – part 2

By Alex Hebelka on 20-Nov-2014 14:35 pm (3 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello, 2nd part of the rolls is here. Most important positions are adjustments on AAPL, BABA and YHOO. Four positions expiring this week aren't covered so far: MBLY (likely to expire worthless), IWM puts (part of our hedge), EBAY calls and CLR  puts. I will provide update for these tomorrow morning.... (more)

20-Nov-2014 Option rolls – part 1

By Alex Hebelka on 20-Nov-2014 12:47 pm (3 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, today we have to roll also monthly options, so expect more trades; first part follows. Highlights: BRK-B - adjustment + clarification; adjustment of AZO positions. Following trades cover about 2/3 of our positions expiring this week, so expeect another alert with the rest (today or tomorrow before markets open).... (more)

Option Group: 11.20.14 Adding Strong Names

By Todd Johnson on 20-Nov-2014 4:42 am (3 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
11.20.14 Hi Folks, **** A. $GILD split - thus the current profit will be adjusted. B. $NSAM had a spinoff, thus the purchase price does not reflect the spinoff. C. OILT: Merg... (more)

Dividend Lab: Adjusting Portfolio Position

By Todd Johnson on 20-Nov-2014 4:33 am (3 days ago)AdvanceDL Alert
11.19.14 Good morning folks, There are definitely sectors going down. I have to adjust positions despite my belief in certain names. 11.20.14 Close AIG 4-Puts  Close $ANET + ... (more)

17-Nov-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 17-Nov-2014 4:55 am (6 days ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter, ,
Good morning. In a week light on economic news, stocks started the week on the upside with little resistance as the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up to all-time highs despite light economic news.... (more)

Dominion Midstream Partners (NYSE: DM) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 17-Nov-2014 4:33 am (6 days ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Top Tier LNG Facility with Bi-Directional Approval, Export Rights and Strong Asset Dropdowns to Drive 25% Annual Distribution Growth Dominion Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: DM) was founded in March 2014 as a growth-oriented Master Limited Partnership (MLP) to initially own and operate midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure assets in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, including 136 miles of interstate pipelines to import, store and transport natural gas to its LNG facility. Dominion Midstream Partners is managed by its General Partner, Dominion Midstream GP, and is sponsored by energy producer, Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE: D), a leading energy and energy services provider with a $42 billion market-cap and a strong balance sheet to finance sizable growth opportunities as a preferred provider.... (more)

CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 17-Nov-2014 4:22 am (6 days ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Service Expansion, New Markets, Copious Cash Flow, Buybacks, 5.3% Dividend and Reasonable Valuation Offer Significant Upside CenturyLink Inc (BYSE: CTL) is a Monroe, Louisiana, based Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) and Internet Service Provider (ISP), and is the third largest integrated telecommunications company in the U.S. after AT&T and Verizon (by lines served). CenturyLink operates four business segments: Consumer, Business, Wholesale and Data Hosting. The company serves over 33,000 business and government clients in North America, Europe and Asia, and offers calling, broadband, hosting, video, wireless, data integration and professional services, and leases office space in its buildings, warehouses and other properties. Most recently, the company entered the cloud infrastructure market and provides cloud-based IT solutions to enterprise clients. The company was founded in 1968 and is a component company of the S&P 500 index of the 500 largest corporations in the U.S. ... (more)

AdvanceDL: weekly options

By Alex Hebelka on 13-Nov-2014 14:40 pm (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Alert
Hello all, as you know, we have two positions with weekly options: ... (more)

13-Nov-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 13-Nov-2014 13:24 pm (1 week ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, It's Thursday again, so we prepared a portion of rolls for the week. ... (more)

Dividend Lab: Invite to Discuss Quant Investing

By Todd Johnson on 13-Nov-2014 0:34 am (2 weeks ago)Alert
November 12th, 2014 Hi Folks, I encourage folks to read this and one can see what I find the best gains in: quant screens; hedging; strong stock names. I am working with (for thei... (more)

10-Nov-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 10-Nov-2014 7:00 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter,
Good morning, The market appears to be settling down. This is a big relief after one month of chaotic ups and downs! Today I am selling a few positions. There is one IPO to buy later this week: it is in the midstream energy MLP space. In this issue I discuss Gilead $GILD. ... (more)

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 10-Nov-2014 5:51 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Sovaldi Carries Company to Blowout Quarter With Net Income Up 246%, Zero Debt and Strong R&D Pipeline Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) is a global biopharmaceutical company, founded in 1987, that develops and distributes medicines to treat life-threatening diseases. The company has a portfolio of approved 21 drugs that treat HIV/AIDS, liver disease, tumors, cardiovascular disease, influenza, cystic fibrosis, fungal infections and macular degeneration. To its credit, the company has developed 13 of these drugs over the past 9 years.... (more)

AdvanceDL: EMES and ERX update

By Alex Hebelka on 7-Nov-2014 15:28 pm (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
Hello all, it’s Friday, so we have to update our two positions with weekly options:... (more)

BigDeaL: AAPL adjustment

By Alex Hebelka on 7-Nov-2014 14:15 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert,
Hello all, I promised you to adjust AAPL position to get some money off the table. ... (more)

Big Deal: Option Trades, 11.07.14 Final Update

By Todd Johnson on 7-Nov-2014 13:39 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Update by Alex: added detailed explanation of the trade #2 (SSO). 11.07.14  [Trades can be placed Monday without any problems too] Hi Folks, Alex and I do the rolls due to the dema... (more)

06-Nov-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 6-Nov-2014 10:58 am (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hi all, Earlier today we solved AAPL issue. Now it's time to make regular rolls. ... (more)

Option group: AAPL position adjustment

By Alex Hebelka on 6-Nov-2014 9:04 am (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert,
AAPL ex-divi day adjustment... (more)

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