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Dividend Lab Retirement Trades: 12.29.16

By Todd Johnson on 29-Dec-2016 14:12 pm (4 months ago)Retirement Alert
December 29, 2016 Good morning, The tobacco, self-auto stores and defense stocks are my favorite names. They increase dividends and/or buyback stock. - Meta Financial Group, Inc. (C... (more)

Dividend Lab Newsletter: 12.29.16

By Todd Johnson on 29-Dec-2016 0:15 am (4 months ago)Alert
12.29.16 Good Morning, A. The year-end offers excellent opportunities. I will send out the Dividend Lab Retirement trades tomorrow, 12.29.16. This will be to ensure you have all the tr... (more)

Dividend Lab Special: ***10% 1-YEAR RETURN OR MONEY BACK***

By Todd Johnson on 28-Dec-2016 23:52 pm (4 months ago)Alert
Todd Johnson Date: December 30, 2016 1. Equity 100%-Guarantee Rules Topic:  This is 100% compared to the Dividend Lab Retirement Portfolio, or any other portfolio we have owned ... (more)

Options – Reducing portfolio positions

By Todd Johnson on 27-Dec-2016 12:35 pm (4 months ago)Options Alert
Hello, In today's trade alert we close a couple of our losing positions, usually OTM calls not suitable for selling short weekly positions against. ... (more)

21-Dec-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 21-Dec-2016 13:26 pm (4 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted unanimously to increase the U.S. central bank’s target range for the federal funds rate to 0.50 to 0.75 percent. The key topic today: Why the Interest Rates are Crucial to all Investments? ... (more)

Dividend Lab Retirement: Don’t Fight the Fed

By Todd Johnson on 16-Dec-2016 10:33 am (4 months ago)Retirement Alert
December 16, 2017 Good morning, - 1. Buy 200-Shares of Blackline (BL) at $24.65 Net $5,000-Debit. "....We have created a comprehensive cloud-based software platform designed to tra... (more)

Dividend Lab Option Trades: December 16th

By Todd Johnson on 16-Dec-2016 10:24 am (4 months ago)Options Alert
December 16, 2017 Good morning, 1A. Protection for "Don't Fight the Fed"   The max loss is $3,926-debit.The trade will cost between $3,900 - $4,000. After each week, the "at-the... (more)

15-Dec-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 15-Dec-2016 15:16 pm (4 months ago)Options Alert
Hello, Please note that regular trading holiday is observed on Monday, December 26th. Christmas is coming. According to that, we decided to use DecWk4 option expiration (30-Dec-2016) for most of our option rolls, as we want to avoid making rolls next Friday. ... (more)

13-Dec-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 13-Dec-2016 9:53 am (5 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Hello all, The equity markets have, in general, gone up since the U.S. Presidential election. On the morning of election-day, Madame Secretary Clinton had a 93% chance of winning the U.S. Presidency. The perception of Mr. Trump winning the President-Elect simply was not expected. Today investors or traders, whom assumed a Ms. Clinton President-Elect victory outcome, need to reverse some equity and/or commodity positions. ... (more)

09-Dec-2016 Option rolls

By Todd Johnson on 9-Dec-2016 10:57 am (5 months ago)Options Alert
Hello, Today we update 5 of our positions, especially focusing on NUE: ... (more)

07-Dec-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 7-Dec-2016 16:36 pm (5 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Hello, This is a difficult week. Adjustments need to reflect interest rate increases; reflect Presidential-Elect Trump’s economic personality; Saudi Arabia oil cut causing oil prices to increase. This week I examine Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE: MLM). MLM should excel with President Trump in command. ... (more)

Dividend Lab Retirement: Trades based upon Fed

By Todd Johnson on 7-Dec-2016 15:31 pm (5 months ago)Retirement Alert
December 7th, 2016 - I made some changes since last night. Here are the trades. They are designed to earn capital appreciation; earn dividends; and close positions with a dividend ben... (more)

12-Dec-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 2-Dec-2016 10:32 am (5 months ago)Options Alert
Hello, Today we roll our ITM short positions, expiring today. We also start with ratio spread on LOGM, and close one position. 6 trades in total. ... (more)

30-Nov-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 30-Nov-2016 9:21 am (5 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, I am excited about Wilbur Ross saying “yes” to the Commerce Secretary position. Wilbur is best known as one of the best investors in the U.S. He could definitely provide guidance to turn around a number of cyclical business sectors: ... (more)

Dividend Lab Retirement Trades: Nov. 30th; VOLUME 2 END

By Todd Johnson on 30-Nov-2016 8:16 am (5 months ago)Retirement Alert
November 30, 2016; Trades 1-5 are Volume 1.  Good morning, I am adjusting a few positions for Dividend Growth and Capital Appreciation. I will address new names in the coming days; on... (more)

23-Nov-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 23-Nov-2016 14:10 pm (5 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, Please note that markets are closed tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day, November 24) and partially closed on Friday (1:00 p.m. EST close), so do not forget to adjust expiring options in time.... (more)

21-Nov-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 21-Nov-2016 8:03 am (5 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, The U.S. markets are up since the November 8th Presidential race. The CBOE Interest Rate 10 Year T No (^TNX) is up to 2.33%. Equities in general have increased with the assumption of an improved economy to follow with Trump’s victory. Economic data is improving at the present time. I discuss Nucor (NU) this week. Nucor is a company that is expected to benefit as President Obama leaves office. Trump is expected to use Nucor in many projects. ... (more)

18-Nov-16 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 18-Nov-2016 10:47 am (5 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, It's third Friday in the month, so there are more moving parts than usually.  Eleven trades in total, mostly rolls and position closeouts. ... (more)

16-Nov-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 16-Nov-2016 3:43 am (5 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, ... (more)

10-Nov-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 10-Nov-2016 13:31 pm (6 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, 6 trades today, except regular rolls, we also provide adjustments of some long-term positions (AMZN, MET, VRX): ... (more)

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