Two Investing Blog

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Adding to Two Positions I Already Own — AMGN and NSRGY

I’ve been busy with work, vacation, and the holiday season, which has kept me from writing a couple of posts. The great thing, though, is that even though I’ve been busy, my dividend income has kept rolling in. December has always been a great month for dividend income, and I’m...

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End of year tax planning for 2016

With the end of the year coming up quickly I decided to sell a couple of companies that I have losses in and buy them back in early January to lock in those losses. Buying back the same stock is possible if you wait over 30 days to buy it...

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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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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...