Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – The Kroger Company (KR) – $21.00 strike – Sep 15 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Wednesday 08/16/17. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. Please visit the core philosophies article on my investment thesis process for a deeper explanation of the components of this article. Additionally you might find my rules for trading options helpful in understanding the parameters of the trade. In… Read More Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – The Kroger Company (KR) – $21.00 strike – Sep 15 Expiration

DGI Adventure 10-30-16 End of the Year Stock Watchlist – IRA Account Candidates

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a stock watch list. Over the summer I spent most of my research energy looking at bond funds, so my watch lists from May (twice), July and August were focused on that. The last time I did a watch list of actual stocks was waaay back in March! So… Read More DGI Adventure 10-30-16 End of the Year Stock Watchlist – IRA Account Candidates

DGI Adventure 07-18-16 Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – Compass Minerals International Inc. (CMP) – $70.00 strike – Aug 19 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Friday 07/15/16. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. Please visit the core philosophies article on my investment thesis process for a deeper explanation of the components of this article. Dividend Cycle CMP should go ex-dividend towards the end of August. I expect the payout… Read More DGI Adventure 07-18-16 Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – Compass Minerals International Inc. (CMP) – $70.00 strike – Aug 19 Expiration

DGI Adventure – 06-09-16 – Sold Cash Secured Put – Gap Inc (GPS) – $17.50 strike – July 8 Expiration

I loaded up on more GPS in my taxable account last month, and my investment thesis hasn’t really changed since I originally purchased shares back in September of last year. So this won’t be a full blown post. Just a record of the trade. Mr. Market presented an opportunity to possibly average down even further,… Read More DGI Adventure – 06-09-16 – Sold Cash Secured Put – Gap Inc (GPS) – $17.50 strike – July 8 Expiration

DGI Adventure – 06-03-16 – Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) – $50.50 Strike – June 24 Expiration

Please visit the core philosophies article on my investment thesis process for a deeper explanation of the components of this article. Dividend Cycle MSFT will go ex-dividend sometime in the middle of August. I would expect management to declare a $0.36/share distribution as they have for the past three quarters. In November, however, they will… Read More DGI Adventure – 06-03-16 – Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) – $50.50 Strike – June 24 Expiration

DGI Adventure – 12-07-2015 Investment Anti-Thesis – BHP Billiton (BBL) – No Sale

Dividend Cycle BBL (the UK domiciled cousin of BHP) should go ex-dividend sometime in March of 2016. Management has not announced what the dividend will be. The market along with many analysts are anticipating a cut; previous public statements have indicated management is “committed to the dividend”. BBL pays a semi-annual instead of quarterly dividend,… Read More DGI Adventure – 12-07-2015 Investment Anti-Thesis – BHP Billiton (BBL) – No Sale