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The Candy Store Is Open!

Source: Yahoo Finance 10/15/2014 What a crazy market! The Dow Jones Industrial Average went from a high of near 17,350 around September 19, 2014 and then closed today at 16,141. (And today’s close even recovered from an intraday low of 15,855!) Most of that drop has been over the past...

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September 2014 Income

September has always been one of my biggest months. It didn’t disappoint in 2014. Total dividend income for September 2014 was $312.11. In September 2013, I made $186.88; in September 2012, $87.42; and in 2011 it was only $21.59. I like this trend! This amount brings the year total up...

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Investing in Water

The Great Lakes contain 21% of the world’s surface fresh water and 54% of the world’s liquid fresh water by volume. As I live next to Lake Michigan, part of this largest group of freshwater lakes in the world, I tend to forget that water is a commodity that much...

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New monthly investments via Loyal3

It is very tough to time the market. People have tried to develop strategies to do that and all have failed in the long-term. What I do know is that high quality companies will eventually go up. If your investing horizon is long enough, then it really doesn’t matter what...

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August 2014 Income

While I only have three stocks that pay their dividends in August, all three pay well and make up a large portion of my portfolio. Last August I made $117.04. This August I received a total of $233.74, a increase of 99%. This amount brings the year total up to...

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Put Options on ANF and CRM

ANF Type: naked short put Margin requirement: ~$450 (While this is technically a naked trade, I have the available funds if I were to be assigned.) 08/15/14 STO 1 ANF Sep26 2014 35 Put @ 0.67 Comm = 1.54 Credit: $0.67 Earnings for this stock is before market open on...

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Liebster Award Nomination

Ryan from My Dividend Growth just nominated me for a Liebster Award. A Liebster Award is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers. It lets you learn more about the writers behind the blogs you follow by allowing the authors to answer questions that might not be normally...

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Put Option on UAL

UAL Type: naked short put Margin requirement (as of 8/12/2014): $456.50 (While this is technically a naked trade, I have the available funds if I were to be assigned.) 08/12/14 STO 1 UAL Sep26 2014 37.5 Put @ 0.74 Comm = 1.54 Credit: $0.74 This trade could turn out a...

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Put Option on CREE

CREE Type: naked short put Margin requirement (as of 8/4/2014): $457.50 (While this is technically a naked trade, I have the available funds if I were to be assigned. CREE is a growth stock that I wouldn’t mind owning.) 08/04/14 STO 1 CREE Sep20 2014 40.0 Put @ 0.52 Comm...