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17-Jun-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 17-Jun-2016 12:34 pm (10 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, quite a lot of our short positions expire worthless, but we need to open new positions: ... (more)

13-Jun-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 13-Jun-2016 6:11 am (11 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Our portfolio, based upon a low-interest rate environment, continues to excel.  Strategically, I want to add a couple of other income sectors. Business Development Corporations (BDC), Dividend Aristocrats and Closed End Funds (CEF) should continue to work. ... (more)

Big Deal: June 10 YUM Opportunity

By Todd Johnson on 10-Jun-2016 12:22 pm (11 months ago)Options Alert
June 10, 2016: I will always sell a bear call spread until the trade is closed. - Yum Brands (YUM) - $YUM is spinning off 20% of Yum China. Activists own sizable portions of the ... (more)

Dividend Lab: June 10th

By Todd Johnson on 10-Jun-2016 11:24 am (11 months ago)Retirement Alert
June 10, 2016 - Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) - Oil has had a good run from the lows. I would like to reduce total number of positions and lock in the profits on Continental Re... (more)

10-Jun-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 10-Jun-2016 9:18 am (11 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, We decided to reduce 2 of our positions, see trades #1 and #2. The rest is regular weekly rolls maintenance. ... (more)

06-Jun-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 6-Jun-2016 8:22 am (11 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Friday was a surprise to the market. Slow job growth was announced and this update really put an opinion of interest rates not increasing anytime soon. ... (more)

BigDeaL – AAPL trade for Monday

By Todd Johnson on 6-Jun-2016 6:44 am (11 months ago)Options Alert
Apple: Diagonal Calendar call ... (more)

Big Deal: June 6th Trades, Part 2:

By Todd Johnson on 6-Jun-2016 2:34 am (11 months ago)Options Alert
June 5th, 2016 Big Deal Trades - Good morning, - 1A. Intrexon Corporation (XON): Initial Bullish Trade - - 1B. Intrexon Corporation (XON): Price Targets -  - Intrexon Crop... (more)

03-Jun-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 2-Jun-2016 19:34 pm (11 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, We have 4 option positions which need adjustments during Friday; 3 rolls and one closeout: ... (more)

Dividend Lab Portfolio: 05.31.16

By Todd Johnson on 31-May-2016 4:41 am (11 months ago)Retirement Alert
May 31, 2016 --- 1. $WL Ross Holding Corp. (WLRH): Buy 500-Shares - WL Ross is buying a chemical entity that is part of a SPAC - Special Acquisition. WL Ross is a successful bill... (more)

30-May-2016 DividendLab newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 30-May-2016 18:35 pm (11 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Interest rates remain a key issue in today’s market. The market appears to be bouncing off interest rate worries and trending upward. I have focused upon generating a portfolio full of dividend stocks. The portfolio has many stocks yielding 10% + at a time of purchase. The portfolio also has numerous stocks that will yield 10% + with the inclusion of dividends reinvested. In this issue, I focus upon a current position, Franklin Resources (BEN).... (more)

27-May-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 27-May-2016 13:09 pm (11 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, there are 4 in the money short positions, which need our attention before markets close today; we also decided to roll our IBM long calls: ... (more)

Dividend Lab/Option: Equity Portfolio 05.26.16

By Todd Johnson on 26-May-2016 12:31 pm (11 months ago)Retirement Alert
1. Buy 500-shares of $PEIX: Equity Net $3,000-Debit Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) Up  20.5% today -Past 2-days have extreme trading volume. -Demand accelerating. Close: $6.04 ... (more)

Big Deal: May 25th

By Todd Johnson on 25-May-2016 12:43 pm (11 months ago)Options Alert
May 26th, 2016 Trades - 1. $TST: Let's close the 1,000 Shares - The shares are yielding 8%. The shares have 79-cents for each $1.20 and zero debt. The shares have been drifting h... (more)

23-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 23-May-2016 6:32 am (11 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Interest rates are a primary issue at present time. The Federal Reserve may increase rates in July. Our income stocks could decrease in price per share. This week I examine CenturyLink. The company is making corporate changes. The corporate valuation appears to be undervalued. I am watching to add CenturyLink on weakness. ... (more)

20-May-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 20-May-2016 12:57 pm (11 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, Today we provide standard weekly rolls for expiring positions, except BUD and SPXS, where weeklies are not available: ... (more)

Dividend Lab: Selling Spark Energy for 50% Profit

By Todd Johnson on 18-May-2016 14:29 pm (11 months ago)Alert
May 18th: Selling Spark Energy $SPKE ----- - 1. Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) Let's sell the 200-shares of $SPKE for $30.30. This will be a 50% profit. Net $6,060-Credit. We have owned... (more)

Dividend Lab/Big Deal May 17 Portfolio Changes Part 2

By Todd Johnson on 17-May-2016 11:04 am (11 months ago)Retirement Alert
May 17th: Buys & Sells for Dividend Lab Portfolio TJ ----- - Part 2 - 1. Buy (200) Shares of The Tile Shop $TTS at $17.15 per share. Buy 2-Protective Puts TTS Aug 2016 ... (more)

16-May-2016 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 16-May-2016 8:31 am (11 months ago)Retirement Newsletter
Good morning, Today I focus upon some of our current positions. My main goal is to keep the securities most likely to excel in the current economic environment. Oil, for example, appears to be establishing a bottom level. In this issue, I discuss New Residential Investment Corp. ... (more)

13-May-2016 Option Rolls

By Todd Johnson on 13-May-2016 12:37 pm (12 months ago)Options Alert
Hello all, We have one ITM short position on IBM which we have to adjust. We add some other adjustments and one closeout too. ... (more)

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