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15-Sep-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 15-Sep-2014 9:18 am (2 days ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter,
Good morning. I believe the market has some amazing income opportunities. I believe this fear exists due to the Federal Reserve has potential intentions to increase the interest rate on a national level. One of the most amazing free respects to Dividend Lab is the online member Tom Mays in-depth research info into compelling value closed end fund. My current favorite name remains Petroleum & Resources Corporation (PEO). In this issue, I cover Texas Pacific Land Trust $TPL.... (more)

Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE: TPL) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 15-Sep-2014 8:33 am (2 days ago)AdvanceDL Analysis
Land Use Rights on 900,000 Acres of Oil & Natural Gas Rich Fields in Texas Offer Potential for Sizable Shareholder Returns Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE: TPL) owns 899,697 acres of prime land in 18 counties in Texas' booming oil and natural gas producing regions, making it one of the biggest land owners in the state. The Trust generates revenues from multiple sources such as land sales, specialized leases (such as for grazing), easements, and oil and natural gas royalties in-perpetuity from 459,200 acres. The company was formed in 1888 from the bankruptcy reorganization of the Texas and Pacific Railway Company which owned 3.5 million acres of land in Texas that was subsequently turned over to bondholders who setup the Trust and gave bondholders proportional shareholding interests in it through sub-share certificates ("shares"). Over the years, the Trust has whittled down its holdings to the roughly 900,000 acres it owns today, with proceeds from land sales use to buyout shareholders through the years and to make investments in strategic land parcels that complemented existing Trust land holdings.... (more)

Option Group: 09.15.14 Beginning of Weekly Option Trades

By Todd Johnson on 14-Sep-2014 5:57 am (3 days ago)Alert
09.15.14 Hi Folks, The Options Playbook, free, Online There are a number of option rolls this week. I want to get a head start on some of the names. The first position is $YHOO. Thi... (more)

11-Sep-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 11-Sep-2014 12:21 pm (6 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, option rolls for this week are here. Highlights: MSFT , YHOO, PANW - adjusting the position SPY - adjusting our hedges JNJ - position closeout ... (more)

Dividend Lab: The #1 Best Site for Investing. Period.

By Todd Johnson on 11-Sep-2014 5:43 am (6 days ago)Alert,
I'm sending this after working 8-hours of working closely on adjustments. For the newsletter, welll keep a position of 50-shares . For dividend lab - we'll use a 1.12% allocation for... (more)

Option portfolio: ECA short options adjustment

By Alex Hebelka on 10-Sep-2014 14:24 pm (7 days ago)BigDeaL Alert,
Hello all, Encana Corporation (ECA) goes ex-dividend tomorrow. Our Sep14 short calls are currently in the money, so we have to adjust the position to avoid execution. ... (more)

09-Sep-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 9-Sep-2014 9:16 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter,
Good morning. The strong U.S. dollar has impacted oil, gold, and oil. Interest rates have remained historically low. In this issue I cover Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS). Europe is having a difficult time putting on a full faith economic recovery. In this scenario, the U.S. dollar remains at elevated strong levels.... (more)

Exact Sciences Corp. (EXAS) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 9-Sep-2014 7:16 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
FDA Approval of its Proven and Cost-Effective Cologuard Cancer Detection Kit Paves Way for Revenue and First-Mover Advantage Exact Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: EXAS) is a drug development company that recently received U.S. FDA approval for its patent-protected Cologuard non-invasive, home-based colorectal cancer screening kit. The test analyzes DNA bio-markers (from cancerous tissue) and blood in stool for signs of colon cancer. Exact is currently focused on commercializing Cologuard for the screening, detection and treatment of colorectal cancer, and has partnered with healthcare advocacy organizations to raise awareness of this form of cancer and the benefits of timely screening. Colon cancer is the #2 cause of cancer related fatalities in the U.S. and Cologuard can save significant lives and billions spent on patient treatment. In addition, the company is expanding its R&D to address detection of other forms of gastro-intestinal cancers. Mayo Clinic has already signed-up and plans to offer Cologuard through its 600 primary care physicians across the U.S. Mayo views this as a tremendous innovation that is a potential game-changer in early detection and treatment of colon cancer.... (more)

Dividend Lab: Trades for Dividend Lab Portfolio; 09.05.14

By Todd Johnson on 5-Sep-2014 3:20 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
09.05.14 Hi Folks, ECB's actions today caused the Euro to drop in value and he US$ gain in strength. The US$ gain caused gold and oil to sell off. No rest for the wicked in the land of... (more)

04-Sep-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 4-Sep-2014 13:17 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, option rolls for this week are listed below. At first I'd like to clarify our NCT position, mentioned by Todd yesterday. We own pre-slit option NCT3 (the symbol is NCT3150117C00005000, Yahoo link is here). Position sheet has been updated accordingly. ... (more)

The Midweek Option Strategist

By Alex Hebelka on 4-Sep-2014 5:10 am (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Comment,
The U.S. Market's Place in the Geopolitical Picture Stocks opened higher on Wednesday on news that Russian president Vladimir Putin had agreed to a cease-fire in the standoff between Ukrainian forces and Russian rebels. Unfortunately, Putin agreed to no such cease-fire, and stated that he had no authority to do so, since he maintains that his government has no control over the ethnic Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. Stocks immediately gave back their gains once that was all cleared up, but the Market Vectors Russia ETF (Ticker: RSX) held on to and even extended its gains, closing the day up 6.06%. This indicates that traders believe the crisis in Ukraine is on the verge of being settled, and that the terms will be generous to Russian interests.... (more)

Option Group: Trades for 09.04.14

By Todd Johnson on 3-Sep-2014 19:44 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
09.03.14 evening V1 Hi Folks, Let's do the following trades: 1. Close the Coca-Cola position. 2. $NCT Update: we have the $5-strike options. There was a 1:3 reverse split, so dou... (more)

02-Sep-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 2-Sep-2014 6:58 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter,
Good morning. The markets have shrugged off the geo-political news. The markets continue to rise and rise. This works until it doesn’t work. In this issue I will cover Mr. John Fredriksen and Kinder Morgan Warrants: 1) Mr. John Fredriksen, and 2) Kinder Morgan Warrants. ... (more)

John Fredriksen – biography

By Todd Johnson on 2-Sep-2014 6:53 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Self-Made Billionaire with Controlling Interests in Shipping, Offshore Oil Rigs and Fish Farming; Strong Believer in Dividend Income John Fredriksen is a Norwegian-born, self-made billionaire (#49 on Bloomberg Billionaires) who rose from humble roots and made his first fortune in oil shipping, then used that as a launching pad into a host of other ventures such as offshore oil rigs and marine fish farming. Fredriksen has a net worth of about $16 billion (as of August 2014) primarily through equity stakes in at least fifteen publicly-traded companies that he founded or acquired. He is widely respected for his business acumen and influence in the marine and offshore sectors.... (more)

Kinder Morgan Warrants (KMI-WT) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 2-Sep-2014 6:52 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis, ,
Offer Strong Leveraged Upside on Bullish KMI Growth Prospects Kinder Morgan warrants (NYSE: KMI-WT) offer a highly-attractive, low cost leveraged alternative to Kinder Morgan shares (NYSE: KMI), with significantly more upside for the same level of investment and holding period, with comparable levels of risk. Warrants carry substantial anti-dilution provisions that protect shareholders from a loss in warrant value. Moreover, Kinder Morgan's aggressive warrant buyback program has also boosted warrant value (so far, Kinder Morgan has bought back about 40% of previously issued warrants, with more buybacks expected to follow).... (more)

28-Aug-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 28-Aug-2014 13:04 pm (3 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, Trades - option rolls for this week are listed below. We sent the most important BigDeaL trades and portfolio changes earlier today, so the list contains standard rolls without significant changes. ... (more)

Dividend Lab: 08.28.14 Adjustments

By Todd Johnson on 28-Aug-2014 9:01 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
08.28.14 Good morning, Here are a couple of hedges for the Dividend Lab portfolio. I am raising the Russell 2000 Protective Put Strike to $115, October expiration. I am selling part of... (more)

Option Group Dividend lab: A Few Bullish Additions, 08.28.14

By Todd Johnson on 28-Aug-2014 6:59 am (3 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
08.28.14 Hi Folks, I have a few bullish trades to add to our portfolio. 1. $GILD: Addition to OTM Call Net $6,500-Debit.  2. Celgene $CELG Net $3,130-Debit  3.... (more)

Dividend Lab: Phillip Goldstein Sells Out $ETJ at Bulldog Investors

By Todd Johnson on 27-Aug-2014 2:52 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
August 27, 2014 Good morning, I want to share a few updates on a SPAC, closed end funds, and $ETJ.  $WLRH: a Special-Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC). These SPAC's have two year... (more)

5 trades for the week

By Alex Hebelka on 27-Aug-2014 2:28 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
Hello all, The rest of the trades for the week follows. We adjust our hedges and close some positions.   ... (more)

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