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  • prabbit51 prabbit51 Mar 14, 2007 7:43 AM Flag

    Crude markets caught off guard!!!

    My daughter graduates this May from Florida (soon she should
    be off the "payroll")

    Have you looked at Royal Dutch Shell? nice div payer their too.

    I tend to buy stocks that pay at least a 3.5% dividend yield, blue chip, and I sell options against them. At a stike
    price 10% or more above my purchase price. Sometimes I'll do a "quikie" selling options just 30-60 days out with a strike price a buck or two above my purchase price.

    INTC only pays 2.4% but the options price makes up the difference.

    My theory is if the stock stays flat, I get above CD/treasury yield. If they move to my strike price a 15% or more return. If the underlying stock goes down or stays flat,I do it al over again.

    Love those dividends!

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    • Glad to see there are others out there with the same investment philosophy. Curious, though - what time frame do you write your calls for? Do you use LEAPS much?

      I'm holding MO, C, BAC, PFE, MO, SO, UN for divvi, plus call premiums. Ususally runs about 12-15%/yr - slow steady growth wins the race.


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