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  • Diversifying The Perfect Retirement Portfolio - Here's How: Part 3 [View article]
    622... I will be 67 in October, my wife will be 66 in June and will begin working half time in September. I expect that I will "file and suspend" at the first of the year. Wife will then apply for the spousal benefit from my SS which equals half my full benefit. Both accounts will continue to add 8% annually even though she is receiving half my benefit. When I retire, hopefully before 70, both of us will apply for our full benefit at the time.
    May 15, 2014. 04:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Do It For Less - Part IX [View article]
    Atif_OC: When I first began to invest in dividend stocks, I frequently sold puts, and for awhile the income from put sales was greater than my dividend income. Two of my rules were that I sold puts only on stocks that I wanted to own, and the strike prices were at or lower than the price I was willing to pay. If you pay attention there will be opportunities to roll your positions and pick up additional premium.

    I took your comment to say that you might want to sell puts now; I think this is risky if you think the market is going to make a major correction. I agree with Mark's comment that this strategy is one to utilize after the market drops. Otherwise you may end up paying too high a price for the stock or being forced to buy back the puts at losses--you can't predict the bottom.

    Also be aware that if your puts are cash secured, you could tie up large amounts of cash that won't be available to buy stock positions.
    May 14, 2014. 10:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Do It For Less - Part IX [View article]
    Divy: I use the Prophet Charts. When I first used these charts they automatically adjusted prices for dividends, and I couldn't figure out why prior prices kept moving around. Later they added an option to eliminate the adjustments, which I did, but I can't find the setting.
    May 13, 2014. 11:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Do It For Less - Part IX [View article]
    DivyitUp: I also use TDA, and trade from the Think of Swim platform which also has some good charting tools. The chart I pulled up on Think or Swim shows a high of $51.74 on 4/18/07. The close on that day was $51.62 (both of these are rounded; the chart carries it out to 4 places). There are multiple highs and closes well above $45.15. I think the charts on TDA are not adequate for anything other than a cursory glance. MAR has had several splits, and some charts adjust for dividends; it could be that somehow these are factored differently into the TDA chart. Customer Service might have an explanation for you.
    May 13, 2014. 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Diversifying The Perfect Retirement Portfolio - Here's How: Part 3 [View article]
    Norman: you may already follow BDC Buzz, but he raises a couple of issues re PSEC that you should read if you haven't already. Here is a link.
    http://bit.ly/1m0Rs5p.
    May 5, 2014. 06:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Do It For Less - Part IV [View article]
    Yup, time to move on.
    May 5, 2014. 12:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Trading Weekly Options With The SPDR Gold Trust And Others [View article]
    Myc77: Kevin apparently no longer publishes on SA. You may be able to ask your question at his website. http://kevinmobrien.com
    May 4, 2014. 04:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Do It For Less - Part IV [View article]
    Jake: You raise a valid point; however I think you will find that the strikes chosen by the author have an adequate open interest. As to daily volume, he is considering positions that are far out of the money and far out in time. If the stock prices fall, I think the daily volume will pick up considerably.

    Nevertheless, volume and open interest are topics worth addressing in this series of articles, and I would encourage Mark to do so.
    May 3, 2014. 02:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Do It For Less - Part II [View article]
    Gedan...: The Think or Swim platform (TDAmeritrade) goes down to a strike of $3.00. Current bid/ask for $17 is $0.07-$0.11. Are you sure you are displaying the full range of available strikes? Some platforms allow you to select the range to be shown on screen.
    May 1, 2014. 02:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now! Do It For Less - Part I [View article]
    I am attempting to implement the strategy outlined in your articles. Virtually all of my long term investments are in a traditional IRA, but I debated whether to buy the put positions in my "trading" account or in the IRA. Seems to me that from a tax viewpoint, if the puts incur losses, the trading account would be advantageous. If the positions are profitable, the IRA should be better. I settled on the IRA.
    Apr 30, 2014. 10:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is 'Quality' In A Stock? [View article]
    Brad: Am looking for "moat ratings' on M*. Is it buried behind a premium subscriber link?
    Apr 28, 2014. 05:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is 'Quality' In A Stock? [View article]
    Brad: There are option-centric articles published under "Investing Ideas." However, you could also submit an Instablog and not worry about getting it past the editors. Chowder and Dave Crosetti have done this numerous times.
    Apr 26, 2014. 12:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is 'Quality' In A Stock? [View article]
    If you have a library card and the library has an eLibrary you can most likely access Value Line. To my surprise and delight I no longer have to go to the library reference desk, and you can save the pages you want for future reference. One of my frustrations with the book "Single Best Investment," which is so often referred to, was its reliance on Value Line, now the data is readily available.
    Apr 25, 2014. 02:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 'Sleep Well At Night' Dividend Stocks [View article]
    dedugan: While I agree with much of your critique, I suggest that your comments would be more appropriate in a personal message to the author.
    Apr 25, 2014. 12:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My KISS Dividend Portfolio: 1st Quarter 2014 Update [View article]
    Big Island: I've used this extension for quite awhile on SA; it works great and is a big time saver. Do you know if there is a way to add this extension to other blog sites?
    Apr 24, 2014. 09:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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