Sunday, November 17, 2019

Expired Options (November 2019)

Several of the options I'd sold expired on Friday, 15 November.

When options expire, I no longer have associated obligations. For puts, there no longer is a chance that I would have to buy shares and the margin that was set aside as collateral gets released. For covered calls, there no longer is a chance that my shares will be called away.

Expiration creates an opportunity to replace some of the expired options with new ones in the coming weeks. In this article, I provide a summary of expired options and discuss potential replacement trades.

Additionally, I discuss what happened with in the money options that would have expired this month. Sometimes, I decide to roll forward such options to avoid assignment. The alternative is doing nothing and waiting for an assignment.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dividend Increases: November 4-8, 2019

In this article series, I provide a weekly summary of dividend increases. I like monitoring dividend increases because I consider stocks with regular dividend increases to be candidates for further analysis.

As a bonus, I include ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

Five of this week's dividend increases are double-digit percentage increases.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Reasonably Valued High-Quality, High-Yield Dividend Growth Stocks

I've been using a modified version of David Van Knapp's quality scoring system to rank the Dividend Aristocrats, the Dividend Kings, and the Dividend Champions.

The system employs five widely used quality indicators from independent sources and assigns 0-5 points to each quality indicator, for a maximum of 25 points. I call the total score a stock's quality score.

This article presents reasonably valued, high-quality dividend growth stocks (with quality scores of 20-24) that yield at least 3%.

For each stock, I present key metrics, quality indicators, a fair value estimate, and the Chowder number.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Dividend Increases: October 28-November 1, 2019

This article series provides a weekly summary of dividend increase announcements. I like monitoring dividend increases because I consider stocks with regular dividend increases to be candidates for further analysis.

As a bonus, I include ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

Seven of this week's dividend increases are double-digit percentage increases.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Monthly Review Of DivGro: October 2019

Once a month, I review my portfolio of dividend growth stocks, DivGro. I present details of any buys or sells, and I provide a summary of dividends collected. I also consider the impact on DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In October, I closed two positions and added shares to five existing positions. Five DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in October. The net result of these changes is that PADI decreased by about 2.8% in October. Year over year, PADI increased by 13.5%.

As for dividend income, in October I received dividends totaling $1,209 from 24 stocks in my portfolio, a year over year increase of 8%. So far in 2019, I've collected $20,803 in dividends or about 83% of my 2019 goal of $25,200.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Options Update: October 2019

I write monthly update articles to summarize options trades and to keep track of options income. Each update also serves as a status report on open options and the obligations I might have.

My goal in 2019 is to collect $21,000 in options income and I'm very happy to report that I've achieved that goal with October's options income! Year to date, I've collected $21,541 in options income!

With two months to go, I'm wondering if my options income will exceed my dividend income goal of $25,200? That would be quite an achievement!

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