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18-May-2015 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 18-May-2015 8:18 am (2 years ago)Retirement Newsletter,
Good morning, The markets continue to rise. Our portfolio’s income holdings are strong with numerous names with high yields. A key goal is to find, research, and buy growth names for the portfolio. I want to have a balanced portfolio with growth, dividend growth, and special situations. This week I highlight Verizon $VZ. Verizon purchased AOL and the company has growth attributes that were absent a few weeks ago. ... (more)

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 18-May-2015 4:48 am (2 years ago)Analysis,
AOL Acquisition, Partnerships and Innovation Position Company For Future Growth, Dividend Increases AOL acquisition will advance video advertisement technology, boost free cash flow 4% increase in quarterly dividends gives the company a dividend yield of 4.4% Operating income up 11% as company continues to improve profit margins... (more)

15-May-2015 Option Rolls – OPK

By Todd Johnson on 15-May-2015 14:46 pm (2 years ago)Options Alert
Hello all, ... (more)

Option Group: 05.15.15

By Todd Johnson on 15-May-2015 14:27 pm (2 years ago)Options Alert
May 15th, 2015 - Good morning, Here are some option rolls. These are a follow-up to Alex- email yesterday.  1. $BUD:  I'm rolling this trade because chip company. The busine... (more)

15-May-2015 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 15-May-2015 14:14 pm (2 years ago)Options Alert
Hello all, this is second part of our rolls. ... (more)

15-May-2015 Private Group Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 15-May-2015 13:11 pm (2 years ago)Private Alert

14-May-2015 Option rolls – part 1

By Todd Johnson on 14-May-2015 11:48 am (2 years ago)Options Alert
Hello all, It's again 3rd week of the month, so the list of rolls is longer. We split it to two parts, expect 2nd email later today or tomorrow morning. ... (more)

11-May-2015 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 11-May-2015 7:47 am (2 years ago)Retirement Newsletter, ,
Investment overview: CEFL,Under Focus: CELG, CLMT, CP, CPLP. CEF Corner: Energy CEFs – Is the Time Right? (part 1 of 2). Weekly Trade Orders: 4 trades for the week. Stock Analysis: TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) – Analysis.... (more)

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 11-May-2015 6:43 am (2 years ago)Analysis,
Solid, Diversified Revenue Streams, Large Hidden Upside Could Deliver 60% - 80% Gains Over the Next Year Management actively exploring spinoff options to unlock hidden value of $11.85 to $15.20 per share At $14.98, shares trade at a thin premium of 11% to book value Strong margins reflect operational efficiencies and streamlined synergistic businesses... (more)

08-May-2015 – AIG roll

By Todd Johnson on 8-May-2015 12:33 pm (2 years ago)Options Alert
Hello all, The last position we have to roll today is AIG. We are adjusting both short and long legs:... (more)

Dividend Lab: 05.08.15 Buying Opko

By Todd Johnson on 8-May-2015 6:36 am (2 years ago)Retirement Alert
05.08.15 Good Morning,  I have one trade that should turn positive based upon events surrounding the name. 1. Buying 1,000-shares of Opko $OPK This is a full position at 2-3%. W... (more)

Big Deal: May 8th Trades: Closing $CELG

By Todd Johnson on 7-May-2015 12:55 pm (2 years ago)Options Alert
May 7th, 2015 1. $CELG Let's buy 10-$CELG calls, expiration May 15th for $70-each or a net $700-debit. This is speculative. I believe the name bounces back by next Friday. This is h... (more)

07-May-2015 Option rolls

By Todd Johnson on 7-May-2015 12:35 pm (2 years ago)Options Alert
Hello all, List of rolls for the week follows. Two positions are missing (AIG, CELG); we will roll them tomorrow.... (more)

Dividend Lab: Option Hedge to take Advantage of a Upward Oil Price.

By Todd Johnson on 6-May-2015 10:05 am (2 years ago)Retirement Alert
05.06.15 Good morning, -- We want to reduce our exposure to energy spoking 1.Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X ETF (ERX): Part 1 Establishing Bullish Energy Position   ... (more)

Big Deal: Part 3 of 3; 05.06.15 *****Trade #6: $ERX*******

By Todd Johnson on 6-May-2015 8:20 am (2 years ago)Retirement Alert
05.06.15 -- Good Morning: -- 1. $EOG: buy 10-Calls Net  $2,470-Debit --- 2. $XEC CAll Spread Net $3,940-Debit  3. $TOT Call Spread -- Net $2,71... (more)

Big Deal: Two Trades on 05.04.15

By Todd Johnson on 4-May-2015 9:52 am (2 years ago)Options 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 6:58 am (2 years ago)Retirement 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 6:24 am (2 years ago)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 10:02 am (2 years ago)Retirement 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 14:07 pm (2 years ago)Options Alert
04.29.15 Good morning, ---- 1. Let's add a $SPY Trade for Protection   -- 2. ... (more)

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