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Big Deal Trade & Updates: 10.30.14

By Todd Johnson on 30-Oct-2014 14:54 pm (today)AdvanceDL Alert
10.30.14 I plan to get into the habit of posting trades on any day versus the historical Thursday days of the past. I want to be opportunistic.  Hi Folks, I have a few trades for t... (more)

30-Oct-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 30-Oct-2014 13:15 pm (today)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, Our weekly rolls are out. The most of the trades are standard rolls, we also made slight change on our YHOO position. ... (more)

Option Group: trades for 27-Oct-14

By Alex Hebelka on 27-Oct-2014 9:46 am (3 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, We decided to open 3 new trades on Monday; and one closeout. Read below for details. ... (more)

27-Oct-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 27-Oct-2014 8:52 am (3 days ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter,
The U.S. stock market started the week on a positive note as investors stepped in to buy after significant turbulence in the prior week. Investors remain concerned that weakness in Europe could spread to the U.S. even though they are bullish on the U.S. stock market over the long-term based on how well domestic companies are performing. The price of oil remains near its lowest level since June 2012.... (more)

Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 27-Oct-2014 7:24 am (3 days ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Planned Spinoff Completes Management's Five Year Turnaround, Unlocks Long-Term Shareholder Value Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) is a global provider of technology solutions and services to small, medium and large enterprises as well as individual consumers. The company operates under six segments: Personal Systems, Printing, Enterprise Group, Enterprise Services, Software and HP Financial Services. The company is a leader in the diversified computer systems industry and remains ahead of the curve by consistently introducing new innovative technology. ... (more)

Big Deal Options: Trades & Quant Screen Opportunities

By Todd Johnson on 27-Oct-2014 2:00 am (4 days ago)Alert
10.25.14. Good morning, Mike, Alex, and I have a couple of screens to share. We also have 3 new screens being built by a developer.  -- Hi Folks, Hopefully, Alex will get this ... (more)

SPY adjust our bull position

By Alex Hebelka on 24-Oct-2014 15:52 pm (6 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
by selling against our 50 bullish calls ... (more)

EMES, ERX: options adjustments

By Alex Hebelka on 24-Oct-2014 13:45 pm (6 days ago)AdvanceDL Alert
Hello all, We have 3 option contracts expiring today; two on EMES, one on ERX. Let's make an adjustment:... (more)

24-Oct-2014 Option rolls – part 2

By Alex Hebelka on 24-Oct-2014 13:34 pm (6 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, option rolls for this week follows; we also closed several positions a we plan to announce new trades  next week. ... (more)

23-Oct-2014 Option rolls – part 1

By Alex Hebelka on 23-Oct-2014 15:30 pm (7 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, Today we adjust our IWM and SPY hedges; the rest will be adjusted tomorrow morning. ... (more)

20-Oct-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 20-Oct-2014 6:46 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter,
Good morning, This is more of a market warning check than a repositioning/new position update. I will take a couple days to see how the market is acting before making any serious trades. The market went from a correction to a rebound very quickly. I don't put a lot of faith in this rebound. In this issue I cover Wynn Resort (WYNN). I will have a market update after I establish a market review early on in this week.... (more)

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 20-Oct-2014 4:53 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
UPSCALE GAMING RESORTS OPERATOR WITH HIGH PROFIT MARGINS, COMPELLING DIVIDENDS AND STRONG GROWTH PROSPECTS Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) is an industry-leading owner, operator and ... (more)

17-Oct-2014 Option rolls – part 2

By Alex Hebelka on 17-Oct-2014 14:07 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, 2nd part of our rolls follows. We decided to let expire several our short positions without selling new calls, mostly due significant price decline of our long positions: ... (more)

16-Oct-2014 Option rolls – part 1

By Alex Hebelka on 16-Oct-2014 14:29 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, It's tough to adjust our rolls during volatile market. We are currently in the situation when the vast majority of our short calls expire worthless. However, we have to adjust weekly puts on our hedges. Highlights: SPY and IWM adjustments, adjustments of ALXN, BUD. This is part number one. Second part of our rolls will be sent tomorrow. ... (more)

13-Oct-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 13-Oct-2014 7:14 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter, ,
Hello all. I hope everyone had a terrific week. The market has been very volatile.  I think the market continues to be volatile. I plan to review positions to add names. I am selling names, perhaps, early. I do believe the market can move downward – and I want to own the names that less risk in this volatile market. Have a great week! Todd Johnson – October 12, 2014. ... (more)

Big Deal: 10.13.14 Option Trades during Market Turbulence

By Todd Johnson on 13-Oct-2014 6:19 am (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
10.12.14 Hi Folks, I have a few positions to add. It's a difficult market so I'm trying to add a few positions. 1. $EMES Call and Put Strategy   Net $14,034-Debit. ... (more)

Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 13-Oct-2014 5:23 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Industry Leading Cash Flow, Financial and Operational Metrics, 30%+ Diversified Growth Opportunities, Beaten Down Shares Offer Significant Upside Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR) is an independent producer of oil and the largest leaseholder of Bakken oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. Continental also has significant holdings in the Northwest Cana and SCOOP plays in Oklahoma (Bakken/Three Forks, Red River, Neobrara, Anadarko Woodford and Arkoma Woodford fields). Its operations are focused on organic growth and leveraging technology to increase reservoir productivity.... (more)

McDonalds Corporation (MCD) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 13-Oct-2014 5:17 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Dividend Aristocrat with Bullish Global Growth Prospects, Beaten Down Shares Offers Compelling Dividend and Capital Gains Play McDonalds Corporation (MCD) is a franchising pioneer and global leader in the fast-food industry with 35,249 restaurants in over 100 countries, serving over 70 million customers every day. Of these, 28,691 restaurants are franchised to over 3,000 owner/operators and 6,738 are company owned and operated. McDonalds was founded in 1940 with headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, and has over 440,000 employees worldwide (as of October 2014). Recent Lackluster Share Price Presents Compelling Buying Opportunity McDonalds' shares have been range-bound over the past year ($90.53 to $103.78) and closed at $92.30 on 10/10/2014, up merely 0.60% over the past year, giving the company a market capitalization of $90.6 billion. With earnings of $5.52 per share, the company has a trailing-twelve-months price-to-earnings ratio of 16.7x and a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 12.55x.... (more)

Dividend Lab: Adjustments Portfolio – 10.10.14

By Todd Johnson on 10-Oct-2014 11:37 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
10.10.14 Hi Folks, Energy has been very volatile. I want to take advantage of our short term opportunity. 1. Closing Big Deal $EMES position.  Net $53,191-Credit.  2. $E... (more)

09-Oct-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 9-Oct-2014 13:32 pm (3 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, We have just finished weekly rolls. It is not easy to fix the prices, due high volatility on the markets today. Highlights: adjustment of our SPY hedge. Regards, Alex. ... (more)

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