DGI Adventure 11-20-16 Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis (Revisited) – Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) – $55.00 strike – Dec 16 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Monday 11/14/16. 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. I already went through the thesis exercise when I first opened a position back in… Read More DGI Adventure 11-20-16 Sold Cash Secured Put + Investment Thesis (Revisited) – Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) – $55.00 strike – Dec 16 Expiration

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 10-14-16 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

DGI Adventure 09-16-16 Quadruple Witching: Activity Summary and Expiry Discussion

Today is quadruple witching day!! Happy quadruple witching!!! When in need of a meaningless story, the financial media sure likes to point out when this happens, although, I’m skeptical if it’s really that much different from any other Friday. Well for our purposes, we know that means it will be a day of reckoning after… Read More DGI Adventure 09-16-16 Quadruple Witching: Activity Summary and Expiry Discussion

DGI Adventure 09-09-16 Sold Cash Secured Put – Whole Foods Market, Inc (WFM) – $27.50 strike – Sept 30 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Wednesday 09/07/16. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. I originally did a full blown investment thesis way back in  October of 2015, when my wife was considering buying shares for her Roth IRA. She ended up pulling the trigger a few weeks later. Of… Read More DGI Adventure 09-09-16 Sold Cash Secured Put – Whole Foods Market, Inc (WFM) – $27.50 strike – Sept 30 Expiration

DGI Adventure 09-09-16 Sold Cash Secured Put – Gap, Inc. (GPS) – $21.00 strike – Oct 7 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Tuesday 09/06/16. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. I’ve written several write-ups on GPS investments recently, so this one won’t be following the core philosophies article on my investment thesis process. The original investment thesis was done nearly a year ago when I first… Read More DGI Adventure 09-09-16 Sold Cash Secured Put – Gap, Inc. (GPS) – $21.00 strike – Oct 7 Expiration

DGI Adventure 09-08-16 Sold Cash Secured Put  – HCP, Inc. (HCP) – $37.50 strike – Sept 16 Expiration

This trade was actually executed on Thursday 09/01/16. I didn’t get a chance to write about it until today. I went through my investment thesis process back on June 22nd when I first sold a put for HCP, so I won’t do a full-blown write-up here. I have updated the portfolio and income tracker back… Read More DGI Adventure 09-08-16 Sold Cash Secured Put  – HCP, Inc. (HCP) – $37.50 strike – Sept 16 Expiration

DGI Adventure 09-07-16 Sold Covered Call – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) – $58.00 strike – Oct 07 Expiration

This trade was actually executed yesterday 09/06/16. I sold the covered call for $56.22, which is a 0.97% absolute gain on the $58 strike price. The trade will be in force for 31 days making for an 11.42% annualized gain. The premium is nearly the equivalent of a quarterly dividend payment, but with a duration… Read More DGI Adventure 09-07-16 Sold Covered Call – Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) – $58.00 strike – Oct 07 Expiration