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02-Sep-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 2-Sep-2016 9:40 am (10 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, In this issue, we perform standard weekly rolls on 8 our positions in total: ... (more)

31-Aug-2016 DividendLab newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 31-Aug-2016 8:51 am (10 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, I’m glad that Tom Mays decided to continue writing his CEF corner – irregular column, focused mainly on Closed-End Fund investing. I urge you not to miss his article. CEF investing offers a good choice especially for retirees and Tom really excels in the topic! This week I examine International Paper Company (NYSE:IP), possible dividend growth opportunity. ... (more)

Part B: August 27. Big Deals: 1-Month 100% Free Subscription….Free 3-Weeks to Dividendlab.com

By Todd Johnson on 27-Aug-2016 6:09 am (10 months ago)Alert
08.26.16 ... (more)

Big Deal: August 26th Trades Version 2

By Todd Johnson on 26-Aug-2016 12:44 pm (10 months ago)Options Alert
08.26.16 Topic: Big Deal Option Trades - 1.  Yahoo: Call Trade The Alibaba spinoff is not a sure event, but could happen. I'll add a call and put (trade 2) in case $YHOO goes up or down... (more)

Big Deal: August 26th Trades Version 1

By Todd Johnson on 26-Aug-2016 11:35 am (10 months ago)Options Alert
08.26.16 Topic: Big Deal Option Trades - 1.  Yahoo: Call Trade The Alibaba spinoff is not a sure event, but could happen. I'll add a call and put (trade 2) in case $YHOO goes up or down... (more)

25-Aug-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 25-Aug-2016 13:35 pm (10 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, this trade order contains 7 standard weekly rolls, just to gain from selling premiums, like usually. ... (more)

23-Aug-2016 DividendLab newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 23-Aug-2016 5:28 am (10 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, The market has been sporadic up and down. I haven’t noticed any specific reason for the lack of market direction Specific companies have shocked the markets with strong or weak markets. Energy, for example, has rallies and then drops down. This is impacting fracking factors, refining profit implications and storage issues. ... (more)

$FOX: Cluster Buys on August 18th, 2016

By Todd Johnson on 19-Aug-2016 22:28 pm (10 months ago)LaunchDL Alert
$FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. http://dividendlab.com/  ... (more)

DIVIDEND GROWTH Newsletter Plans and Weekly Progress

By Todd Johnson on 19-Aug-2016 20:27 pm (10 months ago)Alert
Aug 19th: Quality Portfolio, Questions?  08.19.26 Topic: We have a wide variety of securities based on the specific equity in mind. - I have to sell some positions so I don't have a 200... (more)

DIVIDEND LAB: Adding Quality Positions

By Todd Johnson on 19-Aug-2016 14:20 pm (10 months ago)Retirement Alert
08.19.16 Topics: A Few Non-Urgent Positions to Add, or Consider to Add - 1. The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) Buy 50-shares at $115. Buy Oct 21-Expiry; $100-Strike Protective Put Pri... (more)

19-Aug-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 19-Aug-2016 12:17 pm (10 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, We have 9 trades in total today as it's 3rd week of the month and we have to roll also our monthly short options:... (more)

BIG DEAL: August 20 Monster Beverage

By Todd Johnson on 19-Aug-2016 1:45 am (10 months ago)Options Alert
BIG DEAL: August 20th   1A.   Buy (2) Monster Beverage $MNST; Current Price $160;  (MNST Jan 2017 160.000 call (MNST170120C00160000)) . $980 x 2 = $1,960 1B. Sell (2) Monst... (more)

BIG DEAL: KEY STOCKs Adjustments – [$ACIA: Keeping Shares & Put]

By Todd Johnson on 18-Aug-2016 23:31 pm (10 months ago)Options Alert
08.18.16 Key Portfolio Stock:  $BABA and $AICA I consider a “key portfolio stock” is one that has significant upside. This may be a "dream" but the stock requires close attention.... (more)

Interest in Sharing a Financial Podcast: 08.15.2016

By Todd Johnson on 15-Aug-2016 23:47 pm (10 months ago)Alert
Interest in Sharing a Podcast: 08.15.2016 August 15th Interest in Once a Week Podcast: you can check it out on Stitcher.com, put the same weekly podcasts on our facebook page; put it... (more)

Big Deal: $BABA Adjustment Explanation

By Todd Johnson on 15-Aug-2016 18:56 pm (10 months ago)Alert
August 15, 2016 $BABA and $YHOO: I have tried to ID these two as potential big time winners. I rolled up the $BABA bullish options to lock in profits. We have 403-$YHOO equity shares. ... (more)

Big Deal: $BABA Aug 15 Option Rolls Version 2

By Todd Johnson on 15-Aug-2016 14:29 pm (10 months ago)Alert
08.15.16: $BABA Option Rolls - - BABA Adjustments - I am adjusting the $BABA trade so we are selling puts and calls. We have already made money - but this trade will only make sure... (more)

Big Deal: $BABA Aug 15 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 15-Aug-2016 14:07 pm (10 months ago)Alert
08.15.16: $BABA Option Rolls - I am adjusting the $BABA trade so we are selling puts and calls. We have already made money - but this trade will only make sure we will profit if the pri... (more)

15-Aug-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 15-Aug-2016 4:31 am (10 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, I cover Yahoo this week. There is discussion, that Alibaba can be spun off to shareholders. The spin-off would be tax-free. This has been a major sticking point Yahoo stock price has not been this high in some time.... (more)

Big Deal: Trades for August 12

By Todd Johnson on 12-Aug-2016 4:29 am (11 months ago)Options Alert
August 12, 2016 Big Deal Trades - $BABA - Buy (4) Calls, Strike $85, Expiring Aug for $6.93 each. Sell (4) Calls, Strike $85, Expiring Sept 19. $4.50-each. Buy (10) Ca... (more)

11-Aug-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 11-Aug-2016 14:09 pm (11 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, Today we are adjusting our AAPL long position; together with several weekly rolls: ... (more)

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