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Posted by Martin May 20, 2013

Trade Adjustment – 8×8 Inc. (EGHT) new covered call

Trade Adjustment - 8x8 Inc. (EGHT) new covered call

Last Friday (05/17/2013) was the last trading day before options expiration day. I had two options in play for this month. one of them was a covered call for EGHT. This stock broke above the strike price for several times before expiration, but at the end ended below it, so my covered call expired worthless. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 16, 2013

Commission free wealth building – this time with REIT ETF

Commission free wealth building - this time with REIT ETF

If you ever wondered how to avoid fees on your retirement account or even taxable account or you only can afford invest small money, the commission free ETFs may be your solution as I wrote in my previous posts “How to invest with small money“, and “New Trade – SPDR EURO STOXX 50 (FEZ) in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 14, 2013

Safeway (SWY) hikes its quarterly dividend

Safeway increased its dividend payout by 14% today and the yield got above 3% threshold. (My threshold to consider the stock as a buy). This makes this stock more attractive to me to be added to my portfolio. The current yield of the stock is 3.1% at the rate of $0.20 per share. But is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 13, 2013

Trade order adjustment – SPDR EURO STOXX 50 (FEZ) in ROTH IRA

Today’s mixed trading session ended SPDR EURO STOXX 50 (FEZ) price movement within my expectations. As I wrote in my previous post “How to invest with small money” I would invest in this ETF to take advantage of investing small money into a commission free ETF. Investing into FEZ is basically an experiment to me. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 12, 2013

My inspiration in the last week #21

My inspiration in the last week #21

This week I would like to present the following interesting web sites and links. 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.   Building an Investing Income Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 10, 2013

Dividend paying stocks attractive to buy today

Today’s trading session brought a couple of stocks I own in my TD and ROTH IRA accounts which reversed enough to be once again attractive to buy or in other words: to add to my portfolio. PPL Corporation is an energy and utility holding company. The Company operates in four segments: Kentucky Regulated, U.K. Regulated, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 09, 2013

Supper quicky note #8

Yesterday I was quite disappointed with the market and my account results. I made MONEY! I made a good chunk of money yesterday. So why I am disappointed? Because the market was running up again, extending its over bought status and creating a bubble once again. Maybe not that big bubble we saw a few Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 06, 2013

April gone, Yakezie up!

I realized I became obsessed with Yakezie challenge. Although I am tired I still strive to publish posts which hopefully can add value to my readers and show them my progress from money wasting sucker to a successful dividend investor and at the same time browsing other blogs, reading, responding and promoting them. The obsession Continue reading →