DIVIDEND CAPTURE – TRIPLE PLAY (ETE) TRADE ENDS

Back in December 2016 I opened a triple play trade using Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) as underlying. I was selling cash secured puts as long as I got assigned into the stock. After I got assigned, I kept the stock, collected nice dividend, and started selling covered calls. Today, my covered calls ended in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 03, 2017

Trading Diary #4

As I wrote in my March 2017 dividend report in an outlook that the market is on crossroads of either going higher or staying on the downward path, today’s trading showed us we are heading down.     Although the intra-day trading was quite impressive (see below) when the market could recover almost all losses, Continue reading →

March 2017 dividend income

March 2017 is over. It was quite fast. I almost haven’t noticed. And many things happened in March. Good or bad. But financially, I did well and actually better than expected; both in dividend income and options trading income. This month, we received $85.86 dollars in dividends. It is slightly less dividends than last month. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 12, 2017

Why I stopped contributing to 401k

Many future planner advisers who were trained to sell you their 401k plans to get their share of fees will be outraged if you tell them that 401k plans is a legal way how the financial industry is robbing us from our money and that there are better ways to save money for retirement. It Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 09, 2017

Seagate Technology (STX) triple play trade adjustment after stock drop

You can predict the market all day long and yet you will end up 50% chance of being wrong. Sometimes you will be wrong right at the beginning of the trade. And that is a reason why I do not predict the market or stocks’ move. You plan a trade, set expectations, and everything runs Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 07, 2017

STX dividend capture – triple play

We are opening a new triple play – dividend capture trade against STX (Seagate technology) stock. The stock has ex-dividend on March 20th so we must become owners of the stock before that day. This goes perfectly with the March 17th options expiration. We can sell naked (or cash secured) puts, collect premium, and let Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 04, 2017

February 2017 dividend income

We are once again at the end of the month. I still feel like the month just started and it is time to report our achievements in dividend investing (and options trading which I will publish in my next post). This month, we received $87.79 dollars in dividends. I am happy about it for two Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 28, 2017

January 2017 dividends

January is over and it is time to report our achievements. We, in our company, decided that this blog would report our business trading revenue only and not my personal dividend growth strategy. But then we received a few emails from our readers that they wished to see those dividend reports here on this blog Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 26, 2016

DIVIDEND CAPTURE – TRIPLE PLAY (ETE)

I am placing a new trade order for the next few weeks using a strategy called dividend capture – triple play with Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) underlying. Normally, this strategy is a buy-write strategy where you buy 100 shares of the underlying stock a few days before the stock goes ex-dividend and sell a Continue reading →

Why dividend investors are selling and why they will regret it

  A few last months I noticed that dividend growth investors are selling their stocks and they say it is because of valuation. This post was inspired by them and the latest post by my friend Ferdis publishing at his blog DivGro and his latest post. The argument goes that the stock market is too Continue reading →