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03-Jun-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 2-Jun-2016 19:34 pm (1 year ago)Options Alert
Hello all, We have 4 option positions which need adjustments during Friday; 3 rolls and one closeout: ... (more)

Dividend Lab Portfolio: 05.31.16

By Todd Johnson on 31-May-2016 4:41 am (1 year ago)Retirement Alert
May 31, 2016 --- 1. $WL Ross Holding Corp. (WLRH): Buy 500-Shares - WL Ross is buying a chemical entity that is part of a SPAC - Special Acquisition. WL Ross is a successful bill... (more)

30-May-2016 DividendLab newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 30-May-2016 18:35 pm (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Interest rates remain a key issue in today’s market. The market appears to be bouncing off interest rate worries and trending upward. I have focused upon generating a portfolio full of dividend stocks. The portfolio has many stocks yielding 10% + at a time of purchase. The portfolio also has numerous stocks that will yield 10% + with the inclusion of dividends reinvested. In this issue, I focus upon a current position, Franklin Resources (BEN).... (more)

27-May-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 27-May-2016 13:09 pm (1 year ago)Options 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 (1 year ago)Retirement 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 (1 year ago)Options 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 (1 year ago)Retirement 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 Todd Johnson on 20-May-2016 12:57 pm (1 year ago)Options 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)Retirement 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 (1 year ago)Retirement 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 Todd Johnson on 13-May-2016 12:37 pm (1 year ago)Options 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 (1 year ago)Retirement 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 Todd Johnson on 6-May-2016 11:58 am (1 year ago)Options Alert
Hello all, We make only standard today; there are 4 positions in total which need adjustments:... (more)

02-May-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 2-May-2016 14:36 pm (1 year ago)Options 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 (1 year ago)Retirement 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 (1 year 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 Todd Johnson on 29-Apr-2016 13:30 pm (1 year ago)Options 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 year 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 year ago)Retirement 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)

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