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27-May-2016 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 27-May-2016 13:09 pm (2 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, there are 4 in the money short positions, which need our attention before markets close today; we also decided to roll our IBM long calls: ... (more)

Dividend Lab/Option: Equity Portfolio 05.26.16

By Todd Johnson on 26-May-2016 12:31 pm (3 days ago)AdvanceDL Alert
1. Buy 500-shares of $PEIX: Equity Net $3,000-Debit Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Up  20.5% today -Past 2-days have extreme trading volume. -Demand accelerating. Close: $6.04 ... (more)

Big Deal: May 25th

By Todd Johnson on 25-May-2016 12:43 pm (4 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
May 26th, 2016 Trades - 1. $TST: Let's close the 1,000 Shares - The shares are yielding 8%. The shares have 79-cents for each $1.20 and zero debt. The shares have been drifting h... (more)

23-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 23-May-2016 6:32 am (6 days ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter
Good morning, Interest rates are a primary issue at present time. The Federal Reserve may increase rates in July. Our income stocks could decrease in price per share. This week I examine CenturyLink. The company is making corporate changes. The corporate valuation appears to be undervalued. I am watching to add CenturyLink on weakness. ... (more)

20-May-2016 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 20-May-2016 12:57 pm (1 week ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, Today we provide standard weekly rolls for expiring positions, except BUD and SPXS, where weeklies are not available: ... (more)

Dividend Lab: Selling Spark Energy for 50% Profit

By Todd Johnson on 18-May-2016 14:29 pm (2 weeks ago)Alert
May 18th: Selling Spark Energy $SPKE ----- - 1. Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) Let's sell the 200-shares of $SPKE for $30.30. This will be a 50% profit. Net $6,060-Credit. We have owned... (more)

Dividend Lab/Big Deal May 17 Portfolio Changes Part 2

By Todd Johnson on 17-May-2016 11:04 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
May 17th: Buys & Sells for Dividend Lab Portfolio TJ ----- - Part 2 - 1. Buy (200) Shares of The Tile Shop $TTS at $17.15 per share. Buy 2-Protective Puts TTS Aug 2016 ... (more)

16-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 16-May-2016 8:31 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter
Good morning, Today I focus upon some of our current positions. My main goal is to keep the securities most likely to excel in the current economic environment. Oil, for example, appears to be establishing a bottom level. In this issue, I discuss New Residential Investment Corp. ... (more)

13-May-2016 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 13-May-2016 12:37 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, We have one ITM short position on IBM which we have to adjust. We add some other adjustments and one closeout too. ... (more)

09-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 9-May-2016 8:16 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter
Good morning, Today I focus upon some of our current positions and slightly adjust our portfolio. The yields remain relatively high.  The key economic data indicated a slowdown in job growth. Federal rate numbers typically drop with a slowdown in the rate of job growth.... (more)

06-May-2016 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 6-May-2016 11:58 am (3 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, We make only standard today; there are 4 positions in total which need adjustments:... (more)

02-May-2016 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 2-May-2016 14:36 pm (4 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, As we promised on Friday, we send some rolls for the week - and one closeout: ... (more)

02-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 2-May-2016 6:33 am (4 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter
Good morning. There is one Business Development Corporation (BDC) that yields 10% - $ARES Capital. Although 10% is an excellent yield, BDC’s credit worthiness aren’t as reliable as an... (more)

Dividend Lab: Establish a Basic Investment Club – May 2nd

By Todd Johnson on 1-May-2016 23:56 pm (4 weeks ago)Alert
05.02.16 - Topic: The investment club would focus upon safety and monthly dividend income. If required, we will seek legal guidance and SEC approval. - Investment Club Focus:... (more)

29-Apr-2016 No Option Rolls Today

By Alex Hebelka on 29-Apr-2016 13:30 pm (4 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, we have 4 short call positions expiring today. All these positions are OTM and will likely expire worthlessly.... (more)

Income Buys & Sells: May 2 & Free 1-Month Trial

By Todd Johnson on 27-Apr-2016 9:41 am (1 month ago)Alert
May 2, 2016; Advance DL - SPECIAL: 1-Free Month to New Members. Repeat new members not allowed. - Good morning, - May 2, 2016 - 1. Sell 100-Shares, Using LongRun... (more)

25-Apr-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 25-Apr-2016 5:49 am (1 month ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter
Good morning. The market appears to be trending up. Federal Bonds, with a low-interest rate, typically entice investors to buy equities versus purchase low yielding debt securities.  This week I examine Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI).  Ellie Mae has been very successful in the past year. ... (more)

22-Apr-2016 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 22-Apr-2016 9:56 am (1 month ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, Today we roll 4 positions; our weekly short calls: ... (more)

18-Apr-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 18-Apr-2016 7:14 am (1 month ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter
Good morning, A couple of key economic factors have collectively changed. The 10-Year Treasury Bond has dropped to 1.72%. This yield will allow mREIT sectors to stay their present levels. As mREIT dividends are reinvested, the annual return is close to 20%.... (more)

15-Apr-2016 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 15-Apr-2016 11:59 am (1 month ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, Today we have 6 rolls, mostly we have to roll our in-the-money short positions, especially on Metlife. ... (more)

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