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Big Deal: Two Trades on 05.04.15

By Todd Johnson on 4-May-2015 10:52 am (yesterday)BigDeaL Alert
05.04.15 Good morning, -- 1. Bull Put Spread on $ILMN $ILMN is in a growing field and has proven its growth over time. Max gain $1900. Max loss is $3,100. 2. Bull Put Spre... (more)

04-May-2015 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 4-May-2015 7:58 am (yesterday)AdvanceDL Newsletter, ,
Good morning, I have started the process to improve the Dividend Lab newsletter. In this issue, I have focused upon two of our holdings: 1) Main Street Capital $MAIN and 2) American Capital Agency Corporation $AGNC. I will have a reduced amount of non-portfolio information. ... (more)

American Capital Agency Corporation (AGNC) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 4-May-2015 7:24 am (yesterday)AdvanceDL Analysis,
An attractive investment considering shares are trading at a discount to NAV of 23% and the company offers a dividend yield of 12.1% given the current industry climate Well diversified portfolio with $66.2 billion securities that provide predictable interest income Shares trade 20% below Book Value and offer compelling upside Switch from quarterly to monthly dividend distributions offer regular income, more transparency... (more)

Dividend Lab: Trades 05.01.15 Part 1

By Todd Johnson on 1-May-2015 11:02 am (4 days ago)AdvanceDL Alert
04.30.15 Good morning, I have a few trades to add income and capital appreciation to the portfolio. -- 1. TravelCenters of America LLC $TA I will have an update on changes. T... (more)

Big Deal: $SPY Trade for Protection

By Todd Johnson on 30-Apr-2015 15:07 pm (5 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
04.29.15 Good morning, ---- 1. Let's add a $SPY Trade for Protection   -- 2. ... (more)

30-Apr-2015 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 30-Apr-2015 14:58 pm (5 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, Option rolls for the week are below. We had to adjust our CELG position according to a price drop, and IWM hedge as well. ... (more)

27-Apr-2015 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 27-Apr-2015 6:35 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter, , , ,
Good morning. The S&P 500 had a remarkable week, up 1.76% to close at 2,117.69 as investors get ready for a slew of earnings next week with more than 150 S&P 500 companies reporting results including big names such as Apple (AAPL), Visa (V) and ExxonMobil (XOM). This week we also start a new ‘CEF corner’ chapter, managed by Tom Mays. Tom already proved his deep investment skills in Closed End Funds space. I believe that everyone will thoroughly enjoy his articles and look forward to Tom’s thoughts and ideas.... (more)

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 27-Apr-2015 5:41 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Innovation, Partnerships and Acquisitions Drive Strong User Growth, Advertising and Data Licensing Revenues – Globally Diversified Business Model Offers Solid Upside Potential Q4 2014 revenue up 97% to $479.1 million on strength in online advertisement revenues 288 million quarterly monthly active users sending over 500 million tweets per day Recent acquisition of live video streaming app Periscope pushes shares up... (more)

23-Apr-2015 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 23-Apr-2015 13:06 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, Option rolls for this weeks are below. Except standard roll there are some long leg adjustments as well. [ordertitle]1. Celgene Corporation (CELG)[/ordertitle] CELG announc... (more)

20-Apr-2015 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 20-Apr-2015 4:47 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter, ,
Good morning. Markets were in an up and down mood this past week, unwilling to cede gains and itching to go higher. The S&P 500 index gained 1.7% in the week to close at 2,102.06. A weak jobs report and a $3 jump in oil prices sent markets higher on Monday, in anticipation of a pushback in interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve which was further reinforced by comments from William C. Dudley, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Bond prices rose as yields dropped.... (more)

Big Deal: Option Trade for April 20th

By Todd Johnson on 20-Apr-2015 3:51 am (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
04.20.15 Good morning, I have a one trades to put on prior to the weekly trading. 1. ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology (BIB) -- We are using a bull put spread to help... (more)

General Electric Company (GE) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 20-Apr-2015 2:04 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Sale of GE Capital Assets Will Strengthen Global Leadership in Core Industrial Segment, Boost Shareholder Dividends & Buybacks, Strengthen Balance Sheet and Boost Share Price GE Capital exit will increase asset allocation to high-growth industrial segments 4.5% increase in quarterly dividends; $50 billion buyback will enhance equity returns 14% growth in industrial segment operating earnings signals growth potential... (more)

Big Deal: April 17th

By Todd Johnson on 17-Apr-2015 6:38 am (3 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
04.17.15 Good morning, ---- 1. Let's close the $ATHM Bull Put Spread. $ATHM has really had a run upward. Our bull put spread was quite a bit lower. --- 2. $CELG: Calendar Put ... (more)

Dividend Lab: 04.17.15: Hedges, Trades

By Todd Johnson on 17-Apr-2015 3:31 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
04.17.15 1) Dividends/Distributions from Refineries, Shipping will not be Re-Invested. 2) I will be adjusted some older positions and replacing them with mREITs for high income. 3) ... (more)

16-Apr-2015 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 16-Apr-2015 14:46 pm (3 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, It's 3rd week of the month, so our list of trades is longer than usually. Apart from standard weekly and monthly rolls we also adjusted long legs (AIG, IWM, ALKS). Some bull put spreads also expire worthless with profit (VRX, YHOO). ... (more)

13-Apr-2015 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 13-Apr-2015 10:39 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter,
Good morning, Markets were in a bullish mood this past week, unwilling to cede gains and itching to go higher. The S&P 500 index gained 1.7% in the week to close at 2,102.06. A weak j... (more)

3M Company (MMM) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 13-Apr-2015 9:27 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Dividend Aristocrat Delivers 20% Annual Dividend Hike, Focuses on Innovation to Drive Global Revenue Growth, Boosts Buybacks Annual dividend increased 20% from $3.42 per share in 2014 to $4.10 per share in 2015 Bullish share price target of $195 represents 17% upside potential Record Q4 2014 sales of $7.72 billion grow earnings 12% to $1.81 per share... (more)

10-Apr-2015 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 10-Apr-2015 14:14 pm (4 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, Following list represents the rest of our rolls for this week. We roll also long legs - to June or July. Regards, Alex. ... (more)

09-Apr-2015 Option Rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 9-Apr-2015 14:25 pm (4 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, This is the 1st part of our rolls, including hedges. The rest (i.e. ICPT) will be sent tomorrow. ... (more)

06-Apr-2015 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 6-Apr-2015 11:36 am (4 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter,
Good morning. The markets show higher volatility rates. Oil is trading above $50-per barrel for the moment In this issue, I cover a recent solar IPO. I discuss SolarEdge Technologies $SEDG in this issue. I believe owning this name will have beneficial ramifications.... (more)

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