Winners==LO, AIG, SYA, MO and MRH. Not all my stocks go down but I do post my top ten in many of my accounts so your free to short them.
game of life through exercise and a change of diet. July 1st, I quit sugar and replaced it with fruit. I've lost over 25 pounds and weigh less than 170 and haven't felt this good since my early 20s. I'll be 59 early next year.
Health insurance for my wife and I is up to over $1100/month. It's too bad health insurance isn't based on one's weight.
Top 10 holdings in IRA #1---BRK-6%, AIG and COP--5%, STX-4.5%, AAPL- 3.8%, BP-3.7%, IBM and KO-3.4%, WMT and SYA- 3.2%
Cash is19% which is used for selling put options.
Added another preferred to IRA #1. This account is now 8% preferred a 30% increase with todays buy. Cash now makes up 19% of the value in this account.
Option income this month paid for 40% of the stock I bought today.
Year to date the account is up less than 2% because my top holdings like BRK are all down around 10%.
She bought 333 shares of BX for $30.70/share and sold 3 March 34 call options. Earned $,82/share for the options.
Last year she earned between 10 and 30 percent on three different trades via BX.
But she also sold call options against it that expire about 2 weeks after it goes XD. Her net option adjusted cost is about 33.15/share. If called away at 34 all her remaining shares will be paid for via profits.
She also sold call options against AAPL and KO and she has orders to sell options against AIG that may fill today.
When BAC raises the dividend to $1/share he might consider exercising but until then owning warrants also limits his downside risk.
In an IRA that's 40% cash I moved 15% of that cash into PCP at 229.95/share. The deal should be done in January, which gives you 235/share in cash. With the dividend it's priced to return 1.8%.
I'll buy more next month if it remains at current prices.
Sold 3 of these today--SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY F 3/18/2016 $40.00 Call. Collected 1.11/share.
Dividend and option income is how she survives.