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13-Dec-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 13-Dec-2016 9:53 am (6 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, ... (more)

10-Nov-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 10-Nov-2016 13:31 pm (8 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)

Dividend Lab Option: Construction Buildout 11.09.16

By Todd Johnson on 9-Nov-2016 15:13 pm (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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)

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