Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis – Intel Corporation (INTC) – $43.5 strike – DEC 15 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Monday 11/27/17. 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 – Intel Corporation (INTC) – $43.5 strike – DEC 15 Expiration

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 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 – 12-21-2015 CORRECTION – “Growing Contenders” Watch List

Whoops! Last weekend I ran the dividend contenders list through a set of quantitative filters, and after it was all said and done 13 stocks piqued my interest. Well I screwed up the formula in the cell that calculated the dividend cushion ratio. I accidentally inverted the numerator and denominator in the final ratio calculation,… Read More DGI Adventure – 12-21-2015 CORRECTION – “Growing Contenders” Watch List

DGI Adventure – 12-13-2015 “Growing Contenders” Quantitative Watch List

Since I published the last watch list, I decided to pull the trigger on CMI, and am already contemplating if I need to buy more to average down. I also put in a limit order for VLO which came awfully close to executing in Friday’s trading session. Here’s hoping it triggers next week. My wife… Read More DGI Adventure – 12-13-2015 “Growing Contenders” Quantitative Watch List

DGI Adventure – 11-22-2015 “High” Yield Quantitative Watch List – Honorable mentions

In my previous post, I highlighted the stocks from David Fish’s CCC list (Dividend Champions, Contenders and Challengers) that passed all 10 out of 10 quantitative criteria designed to filter out stocks that are trading at a discount to their historical price in spite of strong financial positions. 9 stocks emerged. Now with ~$9K in… Read More DGI Adventure – 11-22-2015 “High” Yield Quantitative Watch List – Honorable mentions