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Dividend Lab: Strong Portfolio High-Yield & Effective Equity Hedges

By Todd Johnson on 8-Feb-2016 17:13 pm (1 day ago)Alert
February 8, 2016 Topic: General Market Thoughts   Hereis where the portfolios stand and the upcoming changes necessary changes: 1. We have about 20-equities in the high yield sector.... (more)

Dividend Lab: Shorting E&P

By Todd Johnson on 8-Feb-2016 15:46 pm (1 day ago)AdvanceDL Alert
Feb 8, 2016 Dividend Lab Trades - 1. This is a pure hedge with a bearish trade on iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF   Buy 20-$IEU EO Mar 2016 40.000 put (IE... (more)

Big Deal: Hedge Adjustments, Feb 8th

By Todd Johnson on 8-Feb-2016 15:30 pm (1 day ago)BigDeaL Alert
Feb 8, 2016 Big Deal Trades - - 1. $SPXU: Buying Options as a Net Hedge Let's buy 10-calls SPXU Mar 2016 50.000 call (SPXU160318C00050000); ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 (SPX... (more)

Dividend Lab: Adjusting Hedges Feb 8th

By Todd Johnson on 8-Feb-2016 15:19 pm (1 day ago)AdvanceDL Alert
Feb 8, 2016 Dividend Lab Trades - 1. Buy 200-Shares $SPXU ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 (SPXU): $42.30 = $8,460-Debit. -Buy 4-Married Puts: SPXU Feb 2016 40.000 call (SPXU16021... (more)

08-Feb-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 8-Feb-2016 9:05 am (2 days ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter
Good morning, Interest rates and oil prices continue to cause U.S. equity volatility. The U.S. equity markets ended on a positive note. Numerous events have caused market indices to incre... (more)

Big Deal/Dividend Lab: Market Thoughts

By Todd Johnson on 5-Feb-2016 15:48 pm (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (5 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 (5 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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-2016 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 (2 weeks 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 (2 weeks 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)

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