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October 2016 Income

October hasn’t been one of my high payout months, yet it still generated $178.99. This is nearly $179 that I didn’t have to work for this month. It is even up 9.3% from last year! And, this amount does not include the Diageo dividend, which I must have just missed...

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How I Manage a Put Option — Part 1

This is the first part in a series of posts discussing how I manage a put option. Today’s post discusses what a put option is and several of the factors that work into determining how the premium is determined. When you sell a put option there’s only three things that...

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Sold Puts on BA, GILD, KO, and NEM

At the start of the month I made some option trades that I wanted to let you guys know about. Each of these trades had been updated as soon as they happen on the Puts/Calls section of my Portfolio BA Put Option Details Contract length (remaining): 29 Days Number of...

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Options Tracker Spreadsheet

If you follow Options Hunting you’ll know that I’ve been working on a spreadsheet to track options. Version 1.0 is now complete. It currently works for selling covered calls, selling cash secured puts, and selling naked puts. It will also work for selling naked calls, but I haven’t worked out...

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Purchase of EMR and two new stocks — Kroger and Diageo

My first purchase was buying additional shares of a company I already own, Emerson Electric (EMR). EMR pays a dividend of 3.49% and has a 3-year dividend growth rate of 5.5%, 5-year dividend growth rate of 7.0%, and a 10-year dividend growth rate of 8.5%. I already owned 46.9153 shares...

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September 2016 Income

September has historically been one of the higher payout months. Total dividend income for September 2016 was $735.76, an increase of 15.7% over last September. Total dividend income for September 2015 was $635.77 and in September 2014 I received $312.11. I like this trend! Options: None currently open. Symbol Dividend...

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Automatic Estimation of Monthly Dividends for Google Sheets

Version 4.1 of my Dividend Stock Portfolio Tracker with Transactions Page was just released today. On my personal dividend portfolio I have a dividend calendar updating automatically as dividends are recorded on the transactions sheet. Here’s what it looks like with only the last couple dividend paying stocks displayed: The...

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Starting Speculative Portfolio

On my latest Updates post I talked about some more speculative investments that I have been making and will be making in the future. I just wanted to provide a little update regarding that. Soon there will be a page called Speculative Portfolio keeping track of all of this under...

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Back at it with new dividend buys — FLO and GILD

The first was buying an additional 50 shares of Gilead Sciences (GILD). I had purchased this biotechnology company in February 2016 at a share price of $89.779. I liked the company at that price and recently it has gotten even more attractive. I was able to buy these 50 shares...

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August 2016 Income

In total, I received $278.82 in dividends for August 2016. Due to dividend cuts from KKR and KMI, I actually dropped substantially this month (first time that has happened!). Last August I received $414.84. The loss of KMI cut out about $89 this month and KKR dropped it by another...