Category: Options

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January 2016 Income

2016 was a rough start for stocks! Seems like nearly all of my stocks are lower. For dividend investors, though, the situation is not too bad. Lower stock prices just means that we can buy more shares and that our dividend reinvestments have more oomph. This January I received $144.28,...

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Put option trade on Boeing

This morning I opened an option trade on Boeing (BA). I sold-to-open a put with a strike price of 115 and an expiration date of January 20, 2017. What this means is that should BA be at or below 115 between now and January 20, 2017, I may be assigned...

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2015 Year-End Performance

Statistics Beginning 2015 Account Value: $123,001.82 Ending 2015 Account Value: $153,615.72 Dividend income in 2015: $4,303.67 Forward 12-month dividends: $4,947.65 Options income in 2015: $855.70 Total lifetime dividend income: $9,297.86 Post-tax salary: $45,140 Pre-tax moonlighting income: $11,950 Effect of Dividend Increases Company Effect of Dividend Increase Apple $47.94 Aflac $4.93...

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December 2015 Income

Another year is over and it sure went by quick! Total dividend income for December 2015 was $483.47. In December 2014 I received $363.79; in December 2013, I received $265.71; and in December 2012, I received $243.78. Options: No current open options. See my options page for further details. Symbol...

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November 2015 Income

In total, I received $391.43 in dividends for November 2015. Last November I received $236.24, giving me an increase of 66% YOY! This includes only receiving $1.30 from CAT (versus $54 last quarter); the reason for this is that I sold CAT and then bought it back in order to...

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October 2015 Income

October hasn’t been one of my high payout months, but it still came in respectably at $163.81. This is up 63% from last year but is actually down slightly from its most recent quarter in July. This can be attributed to the fact that the spinoff combination of Baxter and...

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September 2015 Income

September has historically been one of the higher payout months. Total dividend income for September 2015 was $635.77, an all time single month record! In September 2014 I received $312.11; in September 2013, I received $186.88; and in September 2012, I received $87.42. I like the trend that I’m seeing!...

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New Options Strategy

There’s been two new options strategies that I’ve been toying with. Both involve variants on buying stock and selling covered calls. For the beginning options trader, each options contract consists of 100 shares. As an example, I current have a little over 400 shares of GE in my account. On...

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Mid September Purchases

On 9/4/2015 I bought-to-close two LEAPS on JCP with a strike price of $5. These were set to expire on Jan 15th, 2016 and were in the money, since JCP stock was over $5. I purchased these LEAPS for 4.58 each on 3/7/2014. My hope was that JCP would not...

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August 2015 Income

For those that care about day-to-day values of their portfolio, August was not a great month. Overall, I finished down about $9-10,000 compared to the end of July. However, I’m just staying the course and trying to buy more, if I can. Unfortunately, high expenses in Chicago limit my investments...