Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – Seagate Technology PLC (STX) – $31.00 strike – Aug 18 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Tuesday 07/25/17. 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 when I… Read More Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – Seagate Technology PLC (STX) – $31.00 strike – Aug 18 Expiration

DGI Adventure 02-06-17 Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis  – QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) – $51.50 strike – Feb 10 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Thursday 01/26/17. 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. I have updated the portfolio and income tracker back at the mothership to reflect this… Read More DGI Adventure 02-06-17 Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis  – QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) – $51.50 strike – Feb 10 Expiration

DGI Adventure 01-09-17 Sold Cash Secured Puts – The Gap, Inc. (GPS) – Multiple Strikes – Multiple Expirations

Okay so this post is a little different. I mentioned earlier today that I was behind a little bit with posting. I don’t want to cut any corners, but I’ve been really active with GPS lately, so I’ve decided to combine all those moves into a single article. I will be covering three different trades… Read More DGI Adventure 01-09-17 Sold Cash Secured Puts – The Gap, Inc. (GPS) – Multiple Strikes – Multiple Expirations

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 11-13-16 Sold Covered Call – Target Corporation (TGT) – $74.00 Strike – Dec 09 Expiration

About a month ago I sold a cash secured put against TGT shares that expired on 11/04/16. The share price closed at $66.53, which means that I got assigned 100 shares for $67/ea. Then on 11/07/16, the FBI said Hillary had been a good girl, and the market rallied because she was a shoe-in to… Read More DGI Adventure 11-13-16 Sold Covered Call – Target Corporation (TGT) – $74.00 Strike – Dec 09 Expiration

DGI Adventure 11-12-16 Rollout Covered Call Option – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

Here’s the post which was published on 10/22/16 and outlined the sale of the Nov11 $58 strike contract that was going to expire yesterday. And here’s a chart of the stock price since then: VLO Chart – Share Price Since 10/22/16 – Courtesy Google Finance So that covered call was pretty deep in the money… Read More DGI Adventure 11-12-16 Rollout Covered Call Option – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)

DGI Adventure 11-09-16 Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis (Revisited) – Gap, Inc. (GPS) – $22.00 strike – Dec 02 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Thursday 11/03/16. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. The last time I sold a put against GPS shares was in early September, and I mentioned that I was still riding on the coattails of the original investment thesis that I had published a year… Read More DGI Adventure 11-09-16 Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis (Revisited) – Gap, Inc. (GPS) – $22.00 strike – Dec 02 Expiration

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 10-30-16 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 10-27-16 Sold Cash Secured Put + Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) – $29.00 strike – Nov 18 Expiration

This trade was actually executed yesterday 10/26/16. I went through my investment thesis process for CSCO when I first initiated a position back in June, so this post will just be to record the trade. I have updated the portfolio and income tracker back at the mothership to reflect this position. Dividend Cycle CSCO went… Read More DGI Adventure 10-27-16 Sold Cash Secured Put + Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) – $29.00 strike – Nov 18 Expiration