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 01-09-17 Sold Cash Secured Put – VEREIT Inc (VER) – $8.00 strike – Dec 30 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Thursday 12/15/16, and as you can tell from the title has already expired. The income from the trade was already reported in my December monthly summary, which was published last week. I just didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. I’m running a little behind, but… Read More DGI Adventure 01-09-17 Sold Cash Secured Put – VEREIT Inc (VER) – $8.00 strike – Dec 30 Expiration

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 09-20-16 – Building the CEF Portfolio – Activity Summary

One of the targets in my CEF Portfolio goes ex-dividend today, and it was trading right around the same price as my current cost basis. So I decided to scoop up some shares yesterday to get in on this month’s distributions. CEF Portfolio Tracker and the Total Investable Assets pages back at the mother ship… Read More DGI Adventure 09-20-16 – Building the CEF Portfolio – Activity Summary

DGI Adventure 07-20-16 – Building the CEF Portfolio – Activity Summary

MIN went ex-dividend yesterday, so before that happened, I decided to scoop up some shares Monday morning to get in on this month’s distributions. I mentioned last week that I wanted to buy some more BLW shares to catch that ex-div before a special dividend. Since I’m writing about CEF purchases, I’ll capture that one… Read More DGI Adventure 07-20-16 – Building the CEF Portfolio – Activity Summary

DGI Adventure – 06-07-16 – Building the CEF Portfolio – Activity Summary

Last month I outlined how I wanted to replace my old fixed income investments with closed end fund (CEF) investments. Then I posted the results of my research into CEFs here and here. If you’re wondering where the part 3 of 3 watch list is, it’s unlikely to materialize. I was going to do a… Read More DGI Adventure – 06-07-16 – Building the CEF Portfolio – Activity Summary