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Mr. Berger is the creator and developer of the YDP screening tool, a chart system and its analysis for screening and monitoring dividend income equity investments. The recipient of Seeking Alpha's Outstanding Performance Award (... More
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  • Income From Covered Option Writing -- Subscriber Feedback

    This is a place for subscriber feedback for members enrolled in my Premium Research - "Income From Covered Option Writing"

    Below, I share the feedback I have already received from my participants during our first few months. If you are an income focused investor (or blended growth and income), then I hope you will consider giving my Premium Research a try.

    Thanks, Richard Berger

    Subscriber Feedback:


    You were kind enough to explain to me how to get involved in covered call writing about a year ago. Since then I have generated over $23,800 in call writing and have been very conservative. I expect to generate between 33-38,000 this year alone. I am anxious to learn more from you and to utilize your strategies on Puts as well as Calls.
    I am excited to join your service as you have already more than paid for my subscription out of kindness.
    Thanks and heres hoping for an awesome year.
    Signed .. GT



    Excellent analysis as always!
    Signed PP


    Now I know why you are travelling the world and I live in suburbia!
    Signed PP


    Thank you Richard. I am learning a lot from your wisdom.
    Signed PP



    As a new subscriber, I am very impressed with the results so far
    signed TL


    When The Student is Ready, The Teacher Appears ...

    •Jul 15 3:46 PM

    I love it

    Richard Berger has helped me view investing in a whole new way: As a winner, instead of a loser. Why not make additional money from the investments you already own, or can purchase at a discount, especially when there is no way for you to lose? Richard gives personal attention to my questions and presents several investment scenarios which allows me to choose according to my comfort level. I am glad to have discovered him and already have covered the cost of my subscription and then some. They say, "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." Thank you, Richard, for your dedication to client satisfaction and to teaching this novice student what I needed to know in a way I can understand.

    Signed D.


    Thanks Richard. BTW, earlier in the week I opened to sell 20 contracts. If the shares actually appreciate, which I doubt given the spanking the market took the last couple of days, I will be happy to be rid of them at a considerable profit should they find themselves in the money and if not, I've covered your subscription for several years in my first month. You are my very greatest discovery. I didn't do anything with my BRK.B stock yet - I think I'll pick up some more for an even 400 - so if you have any thoughts on that subject, please let me know.

    signed D.

    NEW|25 Jul 2015, 01:38 PM

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  • April Premium Research Subscription Articles Release - Income From Covered Option Writing

    In the interests of transparency and so that anyone can track my performance, I am releasing the bullets from my April 2014 private research. As the actionable content becomes dated and stale, I will continue to release back months of research.

    If you would like a full copy of any of the articles listed for the in-depth valuation and appraisal of fair value along with discussions of the methodology in applying YDP chart analysis, message me and I can arrange to make them available to you.

    Each month, I present a valuation and fair value appraisal for at least 5 individual quality dividend income tickers. Each of these includes actionable Option trading strategies with specific contracts to write covered option contracts on to boost yield and lower market risk.

    Readers that want to learn more and subscribe can visit Seeking Alpha's Marketplace information.

    Thanks for your interest,


    7.9% Dividend, 1.9% Below Fair Value, 7.14% Covered Option Boost

    Premium•Apr 29 9:20 AM•Report Abuse•LinkSTWD

    • Company: Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD).
    • Current Price: $24.30.
    • Option Write Available: Buy-Write Shares at $24.30 while selling the 16/19/2015 $25.00 Covered Call @ $0.24 premium for the 51 day contract. (net 24.06 debit Buy-Write).

    1.57% Dividend, 3.41% Below Retail Market, Covered Option Yield Of 7.29%

    Premium•Apr 21 6:26 PM•Report Abuse•LinkFMX, KO, KOF3 Comments

    • Company: FMX.
    • Current Price: 93.78.
    • Option Write Available: Buy-Write Shares at market $93.78 while selling Covered Call Contracts on the 10/16/2015 $100.00 @ $3.20 premium for the 177 day contract.

    Notice: I Have Posted A Basic Option Terminology Primer On My Blog

    Premium•Apr 21 7:16 AM (Updated on May 10 12:30 PM)•Report Abuse•Link1 Comment

    3.5% Dividend, 9.3% Discount To Fair Value, 5.96% Covered Option Yield

    Premium•Apr 20 9:04 AM (Updated on Apr 20 9:07 AM)•Report Abuse•LinkMCD4 Comments

    • Company: McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD).
    • Current Price: $94.88.
    • Option Write Available: Buy-Write Shares at market $94.88 while selling Covered Call Contracts on the 6/19/2015 $100.00 @ $0.92 premium for the 60 day contract.

    8.8% Dividend, 13.8% Below Fair Value, 8.38% Covered Option Yield

    Premium•Apr 18 10:36 PM (Updated on Apr 18 10:36 PM)•Report Abuse•LinkEXLP2 Comments

    • Company: Exterran Partners, LP. (NASDAQ:EXLP).
    • Current Price: $25.62.
    • Option Write Available: Buy-Write Shares at market $25.62 while selling Covered Call Contracts on the 11/20/2015 $28.00 @ $1.20 premium for the 214 day contract.

    Friday's Market Dip

    Premium•Apr 18 10:36 AM•Report Abuse•LinkSPY1 Comment

    • The major market indices took a 1% to 1.5% dip on Friday.
    • What does this mean for our strategy?
    • If you need an update on any of this month's Option picks due to the market move, just let me know.

    3.10% Dividend, 1% Below Fair Value, 5.73% Covered Option Boost

    Premium•Apr 17 10:42 AM (Updated on Apr 17 11:22 AM)•Report Abuse•LinkINTC

    • Company: Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC).
    • Current Price: $32.41.
    • Option Write Available: Buy-Write Shares at market $32.41 while selling Covered Call Contracts on the 10/16/2015 $35.00 @ $0.90 premium for the 182 day contract.

    5.7% Dividend, 12.69% Below Fair Value, & Covered Option Yield Of 9.53%

    Premium•Apr 16 2:21 PM•Report Abuse•LinkT

    • Company: AT&T, Inc (NYSE:T).
    • Current Share Price: $32.75.
    • Option Write Available: Sell the 6/19/2015 $32.00 Cash Covered Put @ $0.58 premium.

    An Ultra-Safe 23.36% Yield Rate Today.

    Premium•Apr 06 2:39 AM•Report Abuse•LinkED2 Comments

    11.4% Dividend, 28% Below Fair Value, & Covered Option Yield Of 34.8%

    • Company: Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL)
    • Current Share Price: $14.90
    • Fair Value Price: $20.00 (low value $17.93/high value $28.00)
    • Option Write Available: Sell to open the 15May2015 $15.00 Cash Covered Put @ $0.60 Premium

    Premium•Apr 05 1:42 PM (Updated on Apr 05 9:41 PM)•Report Abuse•LinkSFL2 Comments

    Introduction To Your Covered Option Writing Subscription

    Premium•Apr 02 9:58 PM (Updated on May 10 12:29 PM)•Report Abuse•Link6 Comments

    • This introduction summarizes the purpose of the subscription, appropriate investors, my methods & tools, and links to my other public articles on the subject.
    • Every subscriber should read this to confirm that the subscription content meets their goals and will deliver them immediate monthly income.
    • Income investors need to focus on reliable dividends, proper fair value price, distribution yield, and yield boost so as to maximize steady income.
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