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Archive for January, 2013

Posted by Martin January 20, 2013

My inspiration in last week #6

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: Secrets of Super Savers Revealed – My Journey to Financial Independence Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 17, 2013

Trade adjustment – AT&T (T) addition

Yesterday, as AT&T continued slipping down, which I originally missed to recognize and also set my buy point too low so I got hit in a small bump up, I bought more shares of this stock. When buying stocks, I want the stock to be in upward move, so I usually set my price slightly Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 16, 2013

The power of dividends

Today I sold my stake in Full Circle Capital (FULL) because I didn’t like the outlook of this company and I think, there is a potential for a dividend cut. In short, the FULL portfolio seems not supporting today’s dividend rate and the company pays more in dividends than it brings in. So I sold Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 15, 2013

Replacing FULL with NGLS

I do not have much to say, I just am not comfortable anymore holding Full Circle Capital (FULL). Although I liked monthly payment I didn’t like recent price action of the company, rumors of dividend cut, writing (issuing a new public offering) of new shares and thus diluting existing shareholders’ stake. So I did little Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 13, 2013

My inspiration in last week #5

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: Best US Dividend Stocks for 2013 – The Dividend Guy Dividend Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 10, 2013

New trade – AT&T (T)

As I wrote in my previous post I am replacing ABT with AT&T due to overall drop in dividend payout receiving from ABT. 01/10/2013 09:31:41 Bought 32 T @ 34.41 Total shares held as of today: 32 Estimated annual dividend: $57.6 Consecutive Dividend Increase: 8 years Dividend yield today: 5.26% Dividend 5yr Growth: 5.09% Dividend Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 10, 2013

New trade – TASER International Inc (TASR) covered call

Another trade – covered call I decided to add to my portfolio. TASER International, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells electronic control devices (ECD) for use in the law enforcement, military, corrections, private security, and personal defense markets. Analysts are bullish on this stock with the target from $10 – $11 per share. The stock is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 09, 2013

Replacing ABT with AT&T (T)

Replacing ABT with AT&T (T)

For the reasons I wrote in my previous article I am replacing Abbott with AT&T stock. This stock paid dividends since 1881 and it has a history of 8 years of increasing the dividend. Currently the stock is trading below 200 day MA and it pulled back due to ex-dividend date which was today (Jan-08, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 08, 2013

Unloading ABBV from my portfolio, what about Abbott?

I was looking for information about ABBV and ABT to find out whether to keep these stocks or get rid of them. It was very difficult to find anything which would help me to make the decision. Keep the stocks or not? That’s the question. Mostly I used information about ABBV and ABT from Morningstar Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 08, 2013

New trade – Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG) covered call

New trade - Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG) covered call

Another company I decided to add to my options portfolio is Kodiak Oil & Gas Corporation. Kodiak is focused on the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas in the United States. Kodiak now looks to develop its robust portfolio of assets. The energy company plans to grow production 80% year over year Continue reading →