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Posted by Martin January 26, 2015

Legacy Reserves LP (LGCY) bull put spread trade

Recently one investor asked me a question whether I would consider selling covered calls against my recently purchased shares of Legacy Reserves (LGCY) or not. He was also concerned about the stock and its recent fall in price. I reviewed my holdings as well as my original reasons for the trade and I must say, Continue reading →

Armour Residential (ARR) Are Insiders Abandoning the Ship?

I once invested in Armour Residential (ARR) for high income. It was at the time when this stock traded at $8 – $10 range in 2009. Today, this company is down low at $3.40 a share and it looks like it is going to die after a long agony. I invested in this stock excited Continue reading →

Stocks to buy in January 2015

When trading options or investing into stocks I always wanted to develop a system which would tell me which stocks to buy and which to avoid. I wanted as manual and automated system as possible to avoid emotion in selecting stocks. I wanted something you can almost program into a computer and forget about it. Continue reading →

Which stocks to buy in 2015?

Which stocks to buy in 2015?

I trade mostly dividend paying stocks, but watch a few companies which I consider good companies although they do not pay dividends. These I use in my portfolio as growth play stocks (for example a few months ago I did buy Alibaba (BABA) for this same reason). In my watch list I have approx. 100 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 17, 2014

New purchase – Legacy Reserves LP (LGCY) MLP with 17.80% dividend yield (ROTH IRA)

New purchase - Legacy Reserves LP (LGCY) MLP with 17.80% dividend yield (ROTH IRA)

A recent sell off of energy stocks provided excellent opportunity to add a few good dividend stocks to investors’ portfolios for great prices which may not repeat again. Well, I wouldn’t say that they wouldn’t repeat again as the opportunity of purchasing Legacy Reserves for this great price actually repeated again. I had a few Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 19, 2014

I do not trade stocks but couldn’t help trading BABA

If you follow my blog, you know that I use two strategies – 1) I invest into dividend growth stocks and 2) I trade options.   When speaking about stocks, I invest into stocks. I do not trade them. In the past I chose dividend stocks for two reasons: Dividend income Long term investment In Continue reading →

New Trade – Alibaba (BABA), I too decided to take this play and bought a few shares

New Trade - Alibaba (BABA), I too decided to take this play and bought a few shares

Not exactly a dividend growth stock here, but the prospect was appealing and made me think to buy some shares of Alibaba (BABA). When I first heard about BABA in the news and all the frenzy it created I said myself “Not interested”. I do not do IPOs nor buy post IPOs. I only made Continue reading →

A weird day of trading

A weird day of trading

My portfolio is normally correlated with the market. When the market goes down, my stocks go down too. When the market goes up, my stocks go up too. Today I experienced a total opposite behavior. The market went down (except the beginning and end of trading, but all my stocks went up: Is this a Continue reading →

Trade adjustment – Kinder Morgan Partnership (KMP) addition #3

Trade adjustment – Kinder Morgan Partnership (KMP) addition #3

I hoped the price of Kinder Morgan Partnership will continue sliding down due to irrational selling triggered by a report issued by an analyst Kevin Kaiser of a research firm Hedgeye as I wrote in my yesterday’s post. Crazy reports like this may move stocks down and in the case of Kinder Morgan which was Continue reading →

New trade – Realty Income (O) addition – a new dividend built-up layer

New trade - Realty Income (O) addition - a new dividend built-up layer

I was tracking Realty Income on its way down for some time (and hopefully we are on the bottom, if not it doesn’t matter to me much) wondering why investors are dumping this great dividend paying stock. It has paid the dividend for 19 years, and increased the dividends for 15 consecutive years. The company Continue reading →