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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 →

Posted by Martin January 07, 2013

My plans for managing cash in my TD account

My plans for managing cash in my TD account

Recently I had to change my thinking about how I wanted to manage cash in my TD account and potentially in my all accounts. The question was, do I want to use all my cash (be always 100% invested) or keep some cash on side for potential purchases if an opportunity shows up. During my Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee January 06, 2013

My inspiration in last week #4

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: New Purchase – KO, LINE / Sale – BWP – Compounding Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 04, 2013

New trade – MBIA Inc (MBI) covered call

A few days ago when I was considering entering my DMD trade I came across MBIA company as a potential covered call candidate. I read about that company and the news I could find were discouraging. MBIA was fighting with Bank of America about some insurance claim accusing each other from fraud. At some point Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 03, 2013

Dividend achievements

So the year 2012 is over. The King is dead, long live the King! A new year is here and I am quite optimistic amid all the tax hike issues and Obama screwing this beautiful and blessed country. My 2012 year investing plan was either non existent or chaotic. I was finally able to spell Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 03, 2013

Is Abbott providing a chance of doubling your money?

Recently Abbott realized a spinoff when the company split into two entities – Abbott (ABT) and AbVie (ABBV). If you happened having some shares of ABT, right now you should have the exact amount of shares of ABBV in your account. Both stocks are now prices roughly at the half of the previous ABT price. Continue reading →