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Dividend Lab Option: Construction Buildout 11.09.16

By Todd Johnson on 9-Nov-2016 15:13 pm (6 months ago)Options Alert
11.09.16: Options Good morning, President Trump has his own agenda. Military, construction, Obamacare revamping will be on top of the list. Martin Marietta $MLM $MLM's strength ... (more)

Dividend Lab Retirement Update on 11.08.16

By Todd Johnson on 8-Nov-2016 23:45 pm (6 months ago)Alert
11.08.16 Good morning, I am writing this on Tuesday night. WSJ just sent an email stating stock futures are falling because Donald Trump is ahead in the election.   I re... (more)

Dividend Lab Retirement Holdings: 11.08.16

By Todd Johnson on 8-Nov-2016 14:35 pm (6 months ago)Retirement Alert
November 8, 2016 - Good morning, Let's buy 200-shares of Micron Technology (MU)$ 17.42. The price is $3,500-Debit. Micron has new SD cards. Buy buy 1-put of CVS170120P00072500: ... (more)

07-Nov-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 7-Nov-2016 14:10 pm (6 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Hello, The Hillary Clinton for President appears is leaning towards Hillary as the winner. This directly impacts the health care costs in 2017. Nominations for the Supreme Court. The tax rate structure will have potential differences than if Mr. Trump were elected. This week I address Visa (V) and the potential changes in our day-to-day payment for electronic goods and services. In the Dividend Lab Retirement portfolio, I fully expect Visa and MasterCard (MA) to outperform the majority of equities. ... (more)

04-Nov-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 4-Nov-2016 10:56 am (6 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, Today we adjust our MSFT and YHOO positions and roll some weekly options. See our 5 trades below: ... (more)

31-Oct-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 31-Oct-2016 8:38 am (6 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning. The weekend has remained focused upon the review of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails. Hillary still retains an 80% - 90% chance of winning the election. If Hillary is elected as President, the FBI and DOJ could later cause Hillary to be removed from her Presidential position. I provide an update on the Yahoo situation: spinoff, valuation, and Alibaba/Yahoo Japan movement. ... (more)

28-Oct-2016 EMES update

By Todd Johnson on 28-Oct-2016 10:27 am (6 months ago)Retirement Alert
Hello all, Please note, if you plan to adjust our EMES AdvanceDL option position, use different strike than we announced in the newsletter. Please use $15 strike instead of $13 strike. So... (more)

28-Oct-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 28-Oct-2016 10:20 am (6 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, we need to adjust 3 of our positions today: [ordertitle]1. Emerge Energy Services LP Commo (EMES)[/ordertitle] weekly roll. roll our 30 contracts to $15 strike [orderheader]... (more)

28-Oct-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 28-Oct-2016 10:10 am (6 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Talk of a rate hike is prominent. This would be beneficial for the financials. Banks can increase their lending rates and profits will expand. ... (more)

21-Oct-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 21-Oct-2016 13:49 pm (6 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, we start with trade #4, as the trades #1 -#3 have already been sent. We cover all necessary option rolls and close some positions. ... (more)

AdvanceDL – adjustments – V3

By Todd Johnson on 21-Oct-2016 12:15 pm (6 months ago)Retirement Alert
V3: added trade 15. That's all for today. V2: added trades 9-14. Hello all, We have quite a few options in our portfolio, expiring today. As for now, all our short positions are expiring worthless, which is fine. We address some trades below. ... (more)

Dividend Lab Big Deal: New Positions

By Todd Johnson on 21-Oct-2016 9:55 am (6 months ago)Options Alert
bigdeal PDF Good morning, I added a few positions and put the contents on a PDF. Please click the "bigdeal" link above and it should open for you. I'll post it in the forum as well.... (more)

17-Oct-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 17-Oct-2016 6:59 am (6 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning. Politics is becoming more and more of directly related topic tied to investments. Russia’s Putin appears ready to help Syria’s forces against Assad. The U.S. is likely to take these individuals into U.S. as safe haven. The market is spooked by the Presidential election and if interest rates will rise. I’ve addressed risks and rewards as stated below. This week I examine Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO). Todd Johnson ... (more)

14-Oct-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 14-Oct-2016 13:37 pm (6 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, We have a quick update, addressing two of our positions. We plan to make further adjustments after the weekend. ... (more)

Big Deal – Dividend Lab: 10.14.16 V3 ($EMES Credit)

By Todd Johnson on 14-Oct-2016 8:15 am (7 months ago)Retirement Alert
Oct 14, 2016 - Good morning, Here are a a couple option additions based upon what the market is telling us. I believe Amazon will have a great 4th quarter. This position is fairly n... (more)

12-Oct-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 12-Oct-2016 7:11 am (7 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, The overall market is soft. Part of this is technical (charts) and a stronger dollar than recent months. We have some oil stocks that have outperformed since purchase. We don’t have oil stocks bought when oil was over $100. Buying oil stocks, watching oil go to $30, and sitting tight is a losing proposition. It’s equivalent to holding $EMES from $150 to $4. What is the point of buying a stock if everything points to a lower stock price? I try to answer that question with our positions. ... (more)

Director Fame

By Todd Johnson on 11-Oct-2016 23:58 pm (7 months ago)Alert
Donny: Phone's ringing, Dude. The Dude: Thank you, Donny. Maude Lebowski: What do you do for recreation? The Dude: Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occas... (more)

07-Oct-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 7-Oct-2016 12:38 pm (7 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, we already sent adjustments for two of our positions, MET and YHOO. Let's adjust remaining weekly positions: ... (more)

Big Deal – Dividend Lab: 10.07.16

By Todd Johnson on 7-Oct-2016 4:16 am (7 months ago)Options Alert
Oct 7, 2016 $MET Position: - 2. Yahoo $YHOO Adjustments - Position: ----       -- Todd Disclaimer You should verify all claims ... (more)

Buying Stocks for Dividend Lab Portfolio: 10.06.16

By Todd Johnson on 6-Oct-2016 1:23 am (7 months ago)Retirement Alert, REIT
10.05.16 Coupa $COUP priced at $18. It is likely to open higher than $18. Coupa will open on Thursday.  The business model provides cloud-based software that helps enterprises manage the... (more)

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