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  • The Relative Impact Of Dividend Reinvestment [View article]
    I never thought about odd lots until I started writing options.
    Jan 5 08:59 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Updated Enhanced Income Investing Strategy For Emerson Electric [View article]
    I love this series of articles; please keep them coming. However,I tend to sell nearer term contracts, usually 1-2 months out. I've found that selling farther dated contracts increases my chances of being assigned.
    Jan 3 01:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: A Conservative Dividend Stock For 2012 [View article]
    No problem...I always appreciate your articles, especially your investment thoughts on MLPS.

    Happy New Year
    Jan 1 11:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola: A Conservative Dividend Stock For 2012 [View article]
    Todd,

    I don't understand your statement about the dividend quarterly payouts.
    Are you saying KO only pays out 3 dividends a year? KO's investor relations website clearly shows 4 payouts a year. Can you elaborate?

    Thanks
    Jan 1 11:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Waste Management: Wait For The Pullback On This Dividend Stock [View article]
    Good time to sell some 27 puts. Agreed that WM won't hit those levels unless the overall market declines.
    Nov 16 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Waste Management: Wait For The Pullback On This Dividend Stock [View article]
    Nice article....it was easy to visually "see" the recent hx of the company using your graphs.
    Nov 15 09:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should Investors Buy Wal-Mart For The Holidays? [View article]
    waiting for madmilker.....
    Nov 15 09:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Double Your Yields On Dow Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Kal,

    I only sell contracts one month out. I use IB as they have rock bottom comission costs. I do a mixture of selling covered calls, cash secured puts. Right now, I've been selling naked puts using margin. The problem with this is you have to monitor your positions extremely closely. I try to mitigate this with verticals. When I'm not really sure which way the market is going, I'll sell cash secured puts of stocks that I actually want to own for the long term. I usually sell enough puts initiate a larger position than I ultimately want to keep. I'll keep what I want for my position, and then sell OTM covered calls until the remainder is called away.

    I only sell options on low volitility, dividend stocks. So I never make a killing in any given month, but my present goal is to make around 3%. I base this on the initial margin requirements needed to open the position. I subtract the commission costs from the premium received, but don't calculate the tax implications presently on a month to month basis.

    This has worked for me well thus far, but nothing I do is fancy. I'm still learning as well. Best of luck...
    Nov 14 09:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Investors: Improve Your Yield-On-Cost [View article]
    I was looking to buy this book on amazon, but never have as it's always been somewhat expensive. Do you think it's worth it?
    Nov 13 03:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Investors: Improve Your Yield-On-Cost [View article]
    Vertical put spreads are a good way to limit your risk when selling naked puts. You cap your upside at the net premium received, but you limit the downside risk to the difference between the two strikes.

    I've found that theoptionsguide.com has good explanations to the various option strategies.
    Nov 13 03:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Reinvestment: What Some Winners and Losers Look Like Over Time [View article]
    I had no idea about this, but I guess it will be good to consolidate statements. Thanks for the info!
    Nov 13 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Double Your Yields On Dow Dividend Stocks [View article]
    I have tried your approach of selling longer term contracts, but have had stocks called away (or put) doing that. Too much can happen in the market that I can't predict. Now I sell puts or calls one month out as the time value erodes much more quickly. If I can make 2-3% each month, that's 24-36% return over the course of the year.
    Nov 12 12:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Double Your Yields On Dow Dividend Stocks [View article]
    I use interactive brokers.
    Nov 12 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Investors: Improve Your Yield-On-Cost [View article]
    My retirement accounts are with Vanguard, but I've found the commission rates for options there are prohibitively expensive. I've switched to interactive brokers for my option trading.
    Nov 10 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Reinvestment: What Some Winners and Losers Look Like Over Time [View article]
    When this argument comes up of DRIP vs selective reinvestment, I always think of the old saying, "It takes money to make money." With my portfolio spread out over both traditional and roth accounts for both myself and my wife, as well as a joint taxable account, it would take an awful long time to build up enough dividends in each account to selectively reinvest. I prefer to make purchases at a min of $1000 increments based on a $7 brokerage fee. I'm a younger investor; perhaps someday my portfolios will generate enough dividends to selectively reinvest as I believe it's much more efficient compounding method, but until then it makes more since to DRIP.
    Nov 10 11:27 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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