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Lizard King

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Financial Velociraptor
Early Retirement
Money, Investing
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Houston, Texas, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Three more fixed income closed end funds for your consideration. music selection:  “Turning Japanese” — The Vapors Every Friday, I present three opportunities in the debt space inside closed end funds.  I isolate CEFs that are yield rich and attractively priced relative to their net asset value.  These provide better safety for the long term […] ...
Posted: Feb 23 2018 @ 2:18 PM
Five positions expired over the long weekend. music selection:  “Last Dance” — Donna Summer (Disco, raptors!) weigh-in:  206.4 +2.2 My short puts in Match Group (MTCH) expired well out of the money on Saturday.  I am returning to this trade by selling more puts.  I sold MTCH180316P00041000 for 1.55 a share.  The trade will be […] ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 8:04 PM
Another edition of Friday Fixed Income music selection:  “New Sensation” — INXS Each Friday, I present three possibilities in the closed end fund fixed income space that are yield rich and offer attractive pricing.  This is a sector where I personally keep a large allocation to ensure my annual budget can be met without trading.  […] ...
Posted: Feb 16 2018 @ 8:24 AM
Time to talk about risk. music selection:  “New Girl Now” — Honeymoon Suite weigh-in:  204.2 (3.4) Corrections of 10% are normal in the market. They happen about once every 735 days.  If you are shaken up by this action it points to being unprepared for normal volatility.  The first thing and probably the most important […] ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 5:38 PM
Every Friday, I present three fixed income options. music selection:  “The Wasp” — The Doors We are experiencing an official 10% or greater “correction” in the markets.  At times like these, fixed income investments really shine.  Now is a good time ask yourself if the current market action is making you feel ill.  If so, […] ...
Posted: Feb 09 2018 @ 1:50 PM
I have been assigned on my puts in ON. music selection:  “How Could I Forget” — The Faint Back on 22JAN2018, I sold puts in ON Semiconductor (ON).  It looked like a good trade before the broad market correction began.  Shares have tanked since that and now trade around 20 a share.  I was assigned […] ...
Posted: Feb 09 2018 @ 1:31 PM
I modified my short position in AMC Networks (AMCX). music selection:  “Wake Up” — Three Days Grace On 4DEC2017, I shorted 93 shares of AMCX at 53.93 a share.  Shares are down modestly since then.  I have sold short an additional 7 shares at 50.91, bringing total exposure to 5,371.86.  Now that I have 100 […] ...
Posted: Feb 08 2018 @ 3:21 PM
Three positions were assigned over the weekend. music selection:  “Son Of A Poor Man” — REO Speedwagon weigh-in:  207.6 +2.0 – Excessive Superbowl eating… I had a strangle open in BX.  The shares were called away and the put expired worthless.  I remain high on the prospects for Blackstone and love the rich options premiums […] ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 1:05 PM
Every Friday I present three fixed income options. music selection:  “Show Me How To Live” — Audioslave A huge part of my success as an early retiree is dependent on a stable stream of income, largely from closed end funds purchased at a discount to their Net Asset Value.  This is an easy and safe […] ...
Posted: Feb 03 2018 @ 12:48 AM
I was  assigned today shares of TSCO. music selection:  “Love is Alive” — Gary Wright Back on 16JAN2018, I sold puts on Tractor Supply (TSCO).  The company has since released earnings with a beat and upgraded guidance.  It wasn’t enough for Wall Street as the price declined several percent on the “good news”.  Today, I […] ...
Posted: Feb 03 2018 @ 12:29 AM


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