Starbucks Call Options Sold For 204% Profit

A personal milestone… 204% profit on SBUX call options Starbucks is a company I have always believed in, that I still believe in. The stock has performed exceptionally well since I purchased my call options. Starbucks seems unstoppable in achieving its strategic growth plan. There was a day when I struggled to make money investing. There was … Read more

May 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 13.03%)

Dividends earned in May 2015 = $357.66 * (Total dividends YTD = $1,336.86) * Total dividends were a combination of: $ 244.80 –> Dividend Fund ($240 regular distribution + $4.80 interest) monthly dividend $   67.87 –> SDLP (Seadrill Partners) quarterly dividend $   44.99 –> RIGP (Transocean Partners) quarterly dividend $ 357.66 YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment … Read more

Why I Bought Under Armour Call Options

May 8, 2015… Under Armour became part of my investment portfolio! I am constantly monitoring a few stocks on my wish list for an entry point when the market presents an opportunity. April and May saw a few companies on my wish list report financial results. I was debating buying before earnings (making a speculative play) but instead … Read more

Apr 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 11.56%)

Dividends earned in April 2015 = $244.80 * (Total dividends YTD = $979.20) * Total dividends were a combination of a $240 regular distribution + $4.80 interest. YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 11.56 % S&P 500 Index = + 1.29 % I use S&P 500’s closing values right from the source… Standard and Poor’s website. Did I … Read more

How Options Work (Options Investing: Part 1)

Part 1: How Options Work Part 2: Stock Options vs. Stocks My goal is to give you a basic understanding of how options work so that you can start using them as part of your investment portfolio. Many investors (especially when starting to learn about investing) dismiss the idea of investing using options because they think … Read more

Q1 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 8.20%)

Dividends earned in March 2015 = $244.80 * (Total dividends YTD = $734.40) * Total dividends were a combination of a $240 regular distribution + $4.80 premium distribution. YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 8.20 % S&P 500 Index = + 0.44 % Before I write any further, my calculations of the S&P 500’s performance come right … Read more

Two Great Oil Investments… Right Now!

If you’re like me and looking for great oil investments while prices of oil are at multi-year lows, then consider buying these 2 offshore drilling companies: Seadrill Partners Limited Transocean Partners Limited Seadrill Partners Limited Seadrill Partners Limited (ticker symbol: SDLP) is a company formed by Seadrill Limited (ticker symbol: SDRL) to own, operate, and … Read more