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  • High-Dividend Stock Yields 10%, Has Record Revenues, Raised Dividend 10% [View article]

    Upside to Mean Target = 37.06%
    Upside to High Target = 70.70%
    Nov 29, 2015. 10:11 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A High Dividend Stock Yielding 8%+ That Just Quadrupled Its Dividend And Goes Ex-Dividend Soon [View article]
    CORRECTION: We added MHG to the Consumer Discretionary section our High Dividend Stocks By Sector Tables, not the Consumer Staples section.
    May 10, 2014. 09:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Undervalued High Dividend Stock Is Oversold And Goes Ex-Dividend Soon [View article]
    Some additional info on CLNY's preferred shares: The par value is $25, and it closed Friday at $26.25. Normally, you'd want to buy a preferred stock either under par or as close to par value as possible. In this case, CLNY can't redeem these preferred shares until 3/20/17, so, there's time to achieve a breakeven below par. Since the quarterly dividends add up to $2.125, ($.53125/quarter), your breakeven will be below the $25 par value after collecting the 3rd quarterly dividend. Dividends are paid quarterly on 1/15, 4/15, 7/15 & 10/15.
    Jun 15, 2013. 10:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Own Google, Watch These 3 Trends [View article]
    Thanks for the interesting article. I've switched to Bing also - better results, and interesting photos on their search page.
    Jun 6, 2012. 03:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Dow Dividend Stocks Analysts Are Clueless About [View article]
    CORRECTION: "However, the two examples below have strike prices above CAT's current STRIKE PRICE, and offer the potential for an additional $3.80/share in price gains, if your shares get assigned."
    This statement should read:
    However, the two examples below have strike prices above CAT's current STOCK PRICE, and offer the potential for an additional $3.80/share in price gains, if your shares get assigned.
    Feb 24, 2012. 03:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 High-Dividend Stocks With Strong Growth [View article]
    CORRECTION: Projected Pre-Expiration DIvidends to be collected for NUE are $.73 in Covered Call trade.
    Same amount, $.73, for comparison only, during Put trade, since Put Sellers don't collect dividends.
    Feb 17, 2012. 06:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 5 U.S. Dividend Stocks For 2012 [View article]
    CORRECTION: THe call option listed for XOM expires in July, not Sept.
    Jan 27, 2012. 06:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Earn A 20% Yield On Dow Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Corrections: Due to Microsoft's dividend increase announcement, here are the following corrections for this article:
    1. Microsoft just announced an even bigger dividend increase for the third quarter, rising to $.20 from $.16/share, which gives it a 3.19% dividend yield. The next ex-dividend date is 11/15/11.

    2. Options vs. Dividends: In these 2 strategies the option yields outstrip the dividend yields by up to over 10 times.

    - The call option premiums for MSFT pay nearly over 9 times that of MSFT's dividends during this 4-month period, ($1.78/call premium vs. $.20/dividend).

    - MSFT pays $2.10 for Put option premiums vs. $.20 for dividends.

    The corrected dividend and option yields for MSFT are listed in our Covered Call and Cash Secured Puts Tables on our website.
    Sep 23, 2011. 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three Undervalued Chinese Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Dear China Expert,
    Thank you for your heads up - we were in error - We double-checked their filings, and you are correct - TPI doesn't currently pay a dividend.
    We posted a correction to this article.
    Aug 2, 2010. 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Three Undervalued Chinese Dividend Stocks [View article]
    7/31/10 CORRECTION: TPI does not currently pay a dividend, having elected to discontinue their quarterly dividends after their Q1 2010 payout. However, we still feel that this stock has good growth prospects.
    Jul 31, 2010. 11:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turning Apple Into an Income Stock [View article]
    You could also sell covered calls, but as TCK pointed out, you'd need to own at least 100 shares of the the stock already to do so.
    Mar 6, 2010. 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turning Apple Into an Income Stock [View article]
    Thanks for your comment.
    One of the most important facts to know about options, is that over 75% of options expire worthless, which means that, as an options seller, you have a great advantage over options buyers.

    Update: The sold put option listed in this article is now showing a 36% profit in 2 weeks.
    Mar 6, 2010. 12:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling Put Options: Immediate Cash Yields, Deferred Taxes [View article]
    Thank you all for your comments. This article addresses the idea of selling cash-secured puts only. The put yields that are listed are based upon 100% cash reserve. Indeed, if you have option level 3 approval, you can reduce the cash reserve to approx. 25%. I've found it helpful, though, to maintain an automated table that calculates my total assigned exposure for each stock, which keeps this leverage in perspective. My table also shows the % difference between the stock's current price and my breakeven.
    Jan 9, 2010. 05:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett Portfolio: Going Beyond the Folksy Stereotypes to Find All-Star Stocks [View article]
    Thanks for writing such a well-researched article. Olin has some volatility, which has inflated its put options. Selling $10.00 and $12.50 puts for Olin has been a very profitable strategy this year.
    Aug 6, 2009. 10:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Abbot Laboratories: A Healthy Dividend Aristocrat [View article]
    Thanks for your comments. It looks like we "agree to disagree" about the covered call approach.
    Like many other investors, i utilize covered calls to augment the income I receive from dividend paying stocks. This has also proven to be a prudent way to achieve additional downside protection, particularly in this recent era of rampant dividend cuts.
    It's a well-known fact that call options often dwarf the value of dividend payouts, and, they can never be cut.

    Concerning the concept of price appreciation, I prefer to know what my upside profit and my downside protection are before I invest, as opposed to just buying and hoping for price appreciation. The past 12 months has only strengthened this conviction.
    All the best,
    Robert Hauver

    On Jul 23 10:26 AM David Van Knapp wrote:

    > Abbott's a very good dividend stock. But I have a question: If you
    > are an "income investor," why are you messing around with covered
    > calls or options of any kind? Keep it simple: Buy the stock for its
    > dividend and solid business potential, which could lead to decent
    > price appreciation. Don't mix trading strategies with a dividend
    > strategy.
    > You'd have more credibility if you actually owned ABT.
    Jul 23, 2009. 04:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment