Sunday, July 24, 2016

Weekend Reading Links - July 24, 2016

For your weekend reading pleasure, the articles listed below contain some of the best dividend and value investing insights found on the web. They were written by various members of the Dividend Investing and Value Network over the past week:

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Dividend Growth Model: How to Calculate Stock Intrinsic Value

Determining the intrinsic stock value of a company is decidedly one of the most difficult things in trading. Even experienced traders have problems with certain valuation metrics. Despite the difficulties encountered, being able to tell if a certain stock is valuable for trading or not is crucial to the entire process and business. The dividend growth model is one of the many used in establishing a stock’s value. Here are the basics involved in this type of calculations as well as some pointers for future reference, should you desire to delve into this yourself.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

My options Strategy: Q2 2016

I had a strategy early this year of getting further into options. Here’s my latest update.
I took some initial steps in my option strategy journey early this year by making a few selective options investments. I’ve largely restricted myself to writing put options on stocks that I’m happy to hold for the longest time.
My strategy thus far has been to write out of the money put options that are longer term in nature. That is, options that have strike prices that are 10 to 15% below current market price with expiries within 6 to 9 months.
The reason that I adopted this kind of option strategy is consistent with my philosophy around providing insurance to the market in the event of a catastrophic event that sends the price of otherwise solid companies down.
My hope is that these are generally events that are temporary in nature. That is, over the long haul the prices of these companies eventually are restored.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Recent Sell – The Big Reset Edition

I have broken the one rule that dividend growth investors never dream about doing and Im sure this will not be a popular post with the community. I sold part of my portfolio and took some of my money off the market! I have been antsy over the past few months and decided that for the sake of my sanity, I needed to move part of my portfolio to cash. This was the easier part of the decision. Which stocks to sell? That was much harder to decide. This post details my recent sales in the portfolio and provides my reasoning.

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