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Archive for December, 2012

Posted by MartZee December 30, 2012

My DMD covered call and fiscal cliff?

Recently I opened a covered call position in DMD using a total return approach, which means that I am expecting and want the stock being called away. I used a low priced stock, since that would provide a higher return than higher priced stock when using small account (or small amount of money available). I Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 30, 2012

My inspiration in last week #3

I often browse the internet to find ideas about investing, trading stocks, options, investing opportunities and strategies. I like to read about investors and what their investing/trading approach to create income you can live on is. This week I found the following interesting posts: Holding Vs. Deploying Cash – Dividend Mantra Time to Reflect – Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 27, 2012

New trade – adding Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

Today I bought more shares of ABT to my dividend portfolio at $65.37 per share. 12/27/2012 09:40:48 Bought 15 ABT @ 65.3699 Total shares held as of today: 34 Estimated annual dividend*: $73.44 Consecutive Dividend Increase: 39 years Dividend yield today: 3.44% Dividend 5yr Growth: 10.23% Dividend paid since: 1926 * Note: The dividend is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 27, 2012

New trade – Demand Media Inc (DMD) covered call

Last week I took a position in Demand Media Inc (DMD) and wrote a covered call (buy-write), but posting it now (during Christmas time I didn’t want to post anything). This position was taken as a total-return trade, meaning that I want the stock being called away. Here are some details on the trade: 12/24/2012 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 24, 2012

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Posted by Martin December 23, 2012

My inspiration in last week #2

I often browse the internet to find ideas about investing, trading stocks, options, investing opportunities and strategies. I like to read about investors and what their investing/trading approach to create income you can live on is. This week I found the following interesting posts: How I Got My Kids Excited About Saving and Investing – Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 20, 2012

Futures point to selloff tomorrow

Futures point to selloff tomorrow

The market finished up today, however, as of this writing the U.S. futures point to heavy selling tomorrow morning. S&P 500 is down -23.90 / 1.66%, Nasdaq -40.00 / 1.49% and Dow -211.00 / 1.50%. So be ready for bumpy ride tomorrow. Another investment I am closely watching is Gold GLD. Today we experienced another Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 19, 2012

Abbott declares $0.14/share qtr. dividend, what the heck?!

Were you also surprised finding out that the Abbott‘s dividend rate fell to 0.14 a share and started creeping what was going on? Well, today my stock spreadsheet showed up with this dividend rate and yield, see a print screen below. I knew Abbot was going to split in January 2013, but I didn’t realize Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 18, 2012

New trade – adding Gold ETF (GLD)

New trade - adding Gold ETF (GLD)

Gold retreated to its 200 day MA today and I decided to add a few shares to my holding, since I consider this attractive price. I see some similarities and pattern in GLD corrections, (see the chart below) and thus I believe we are in similar pattern as in 2008. Also I want to be Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 18, 2012

My Goals 2013

We are heading towards the end of 2012 year and it is time to review the progress of the goals we made last year and set a new set of goals for the upcoming year. I hope you all had a great year and that the next one will be even better. In past years Continue reading →