Category: Options

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November 2016 Income

In total, I received $280.57 in dividends for November 2016. Last November I received $391.43, giving me my first rather substantial drop in year-over-year dividends. However, this also factors in the loss of dividend income from Kinder-Morgan, which I have sold, and the decreased dividend of KKR. Also, it doesn’t...

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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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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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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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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...

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February 2016 Income

In total, I received $319.36 in dividends for February 2016. Last February I received $279.47, giving me an increase of 14% YOY. I’ve received $463.64 so far in 2016. Options: I currently have a put open on BA expiring January 2017. Lending Club: $18.16 in interest Symbol Dividend Amount AAPL...

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Early March 2016 Purchases

With the stock sales and the dividend cuts from KMI and BBL, my forward annual dividends had significantly decreased by the end of February. In somewhat better news, the sales also left me with some free cash. Of that cash, roughly $3600 needs to be held in the account for...