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09-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 9-May-2016 8:16 am (12 months 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 (12 months 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 (12 months 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 (12 months 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 (12 months 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)

22-Apr-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 22-Apr-2016 9:56 am (1 year ago)Options 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 year ago)Retirement 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 Todd Johnson on 15-Apr-2016 11:59 am (1 year ago)Options Alert
Hello all, Today we have 6 rolls, mostly we have to roll our in-the-money short positions, especially on Metlife. ... (more)

11-Apr-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 11-Apr-2016 8:15 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Brent crude is firming up in price trading at $41.94 per barrel. U.S. politics have made numerous comments about not allowing mergers to occur. These mergers have taken U.S. big pharma and biotech companies. The mergers reduced the U.S. tax revenue. Clearly not all sectors are all going up or all going down. ... (more)

Dividend Lab: Buys/Sells for April 22

By Todd Johnson on 9-Apr-2016 17:51 pm (1 year ago)Retirement Alert
April 22th: Buys & Sells for Dividend Lab Portfolio TJ ----- 1. Buy (100) Shares INC Research Holdings, Inc. (INCR) $4,850; + Protective Put: INCR Jun 2016 $40.000 put (INCR160617P00... (more)

08-Apr-2016 Option Rolls – updated

By Todd Johnson on 8-Apr-2016 12:44 pm (1 year ago)Retirement Alert
Alex - update: we added trade #6 - selling our SNH position. I wanted to add to Alex's layout a few names I believe have some upside. I wanted to get these names in right now. I have updated the order # per trade below. TJ - I will have a number of sales in the portfolio. Tomorrow I'll be putting together all the "sell" orders. - Todd - Hello All,   ... (more)

Big Deal April 8 Trades – Todd Johnson

By Todd Johnson on 8-Apr-2016 12:05 pm (1 year ago)Retirement Alert
1. $TST: Let's buy 1,000 Shares at $1.20 - The shares are yielding 8%. The shares have 79-cents for each $1.20 and zero debt. The shares have been drifting higher. - 2. $IVR: a... (more)

Dividend Lab: April 8th + [Adding $NRZ for 16% Yield], [$ANS]

By Todd Johnson on 8-Apr-2016 10:01 am (1 year ago)Retirement Alert
04.08.16: I have added $NRZ and $ANS. I plan to add a couple oil names in the coming week. There are a few more names to sell to reduce the total position number. - Thanks to "seeth... (more)

Big Deal/Dividend Lab: 04.22.16 1

By Todd Johnson on 6-Apr-2016 4:19 am (1 year ago)Options Alert
April 22th: Buys & Sells for Dividend Lab Portfolio TJ ----- 1. Buy (1) [USCR160819C00065000] due to expanding housing, construction. Net cost is $688.               ... (more)

04-Apr-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 4-Apr-2016 8:22 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good Morning. Stocks are trending higher-and-higher. This is positive news for short-term traders. If stocks are trending higher through the election, then the market may have substantial upside. As you read this issue, please keep a focus upon the gains earned by buying assets selling at a discount. The $IVR mREIT common share is selling at a 24.6% discount to NAV. ... (more)

31-Mar-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 31-Mar-2016 14:07 pm (1 year ago)Options Alert
Hello all, We have 5 option rolls for today, four of them are our regular weeklies; and we open one extra with Mar16 expiration. ... (more)

28-Mar-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 28-Mar-2016 8:10 am (1 year ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, 3M is a “cash cow”. Their daily finances ensure the company operates at a successful day-to-day basis. 3M is an ideal company for these markets. 3M is consistently incre... (more)

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