Limit Order Executed + Investment Thesis – Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) – $48.00 per share

This trade was actually executed on Tuesday 12/26/17. 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. In case you missed it, I’m making it a point to twitter all my trades as they… Read More Limit Order Executed + Investment Thesis – Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) – $48.00 per share

DGI Adventure 05-01-2017 Month in Review – April 2017

Tax month! We filed for an extension because we temporarily lost some stuff during the move and just didn’t feel like dealing with it. We paid estimated taxes though. Taxes suck. Fortunately most of our income producing investments are in tax-advantaged accounts. I didn’t write any posts in April because I’m a horrible blogger. I’m… Read More DGI Adventure 05-01-2017 Month in Review – April 2017

DGI Adventure 03-20-17 – Expiry Discussion and Miscellany

Last Friday was the third Friday of the month, which is when the monthly options expire. Of course once a quarter options and futures on both stocks and indexes all expire, and it’s called quadruple witching. Last Friday was also quadruple witching. Quadruple witching sounds really ominous, but there doesn’t seem to me to be… Read More DGI Adventure 03-20-17 – Expiry Discussion and Miscellany

DGI Adventure 12-20-16 – Building the CEF Portfolio – Activity Summary

I actually made this purchase waaaaaay back on Friday, December 2nd. I just didn’t get around to writing about it until today. BKT went ex-dividend on December 8th, and I decided to add some shares ahead of that. I haven’t been super active lately with building up my CEF portfolio, but that doesn’t mean I’ve… Read More DGI Adventure 12-20-16 – Building the CEF Portfolio – Activity Summary

DGI Adventure 11-17-16 Rollout Covered Call Option – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) – Part Deux

Just last week I decided to roll out my VLO covered call position (which was pretty deep in the money) because I wanted to hold on to my shares through the ex-dividend date (which is tomorrow: 11/18). I managed to execute that roll out for a net profit, albeit a fairly weak one when considered… Read More DGI Adventure 11-17-16 Rollout Covered Call Option – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) – Part Deux

DGI Adventure 11-08-16 Sold Cash Secured Put – Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) – $55.00 strike – Nov 18 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Wednesday 11/02/16. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. I didn’t go through a full blown investment thesis process for HP because I already did that at the end of August when I first initiated a position. The point of this post is to simply… Read More DGI Adventure 11-08-16 Sold Cash Secured Put – Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) – $55.00 strike – Nov 18 Expiration

DGI Adventure 10-20-16 Sold Cash Secured Put – Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) – $50.50 strike – Nov 11 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Thursday 10/13/16. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. This post won’t exactly be following the core philosophies article on my investment thesis process. I went through all that when I first initiated a position back in June. I tried again in July to no… Read More DGI Adventure 10-20-16 Sold Cash Secured Put – Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) – $50.50 strike – Nov 11 Expiration

DGI Adventure 10-14-16 Sold Cash Secured Put – Target Corporation (TGT) – $67.00 strike – Nov 04 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Tuesday 10/11/16. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. I went through the full blown investment thesis process back when I wrote up the original TGT put investment thesis, which was published in August. The point of this post is just to document the trade.… Read More DGI Adventure 10-14-16 Sold Cash Secured Put – Target Corporation (TGT) – $67.00 strike – Nov 04 Expiration