Sunday, October 30, 2011

October is about to end and it's has been the best October for the stock markets since 4 decades ago and I am glad that I am fully invested in my IRA account at this point. Every indicator shows that the market is on the way up from this point (S&P closed above 200 MA, VIX closed below 25 etc). Come Nov 1 after my ETF bonds such as IEF, AGG and TIP Ex-dividend date, I will reallocate most of it with stocks like MCD, KO and CVX to anticipate the year-end rally into 2012. At the same time, I will write some covered calls with these stocks which I already own to earn some extra income along with average of 3% dividend.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sold covered call with MSFT

Yesterday I sold 20 covered call of MSFT with strike price at $28 expires on Nov 19 for $.52 and collected $1040 before commission. My average purchase price for MSFT was $27 so I have some room to spare. MSFT will have ex-dividend on Nov 15 and I will collect $400 quarterly dividend. If it hits above $28 on Nov 18 and my call option gets taken out, I still make some nice profits from it. If it does not hit $28, I will write another call option for December.

Fully invested in my IRA account

The rollover to my IRA account has completed and now I can purchase my favorite stocks for dividend income purpose. I just purchased 32 stocks as my entire portfolio and here is the core 12 stocks: ABT, AGG, COP, CVX, ED, IEF, JNJ, KO, MCD, MO, MSFT, and NLY. The entire portfolio will generate combined returns of about 4.5% annually and all dividends will be reinvested. Also, I will write some call options to generate extra income from stocks such as MSFT. One good thing about MSFT is that it has weekly options so I can keep writing out-of-money (OTM) calls every week if it falls in the right price range. If MSFT drops below my purchase price, I just sit there and collect my 3% dividend annually.