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    Re: Show-me Account Talk

    Hope the best for you and your wife.

    Ocean
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    Thanks MrJohnRoss

    My dividend income for Feb 2012 was $1068 from the IRA account which was transferred from my TSP account. There were few stocks in my portfolio that recently had a nice run up...
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    My dividend income for Jan 2012 was $2150 from the IRA account and this account was established as the result of my TSP transferred in Oct 2011 when I retired. I am happy to see dividends keep coming...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    Thanks Birch, I basically follow your footstep that you manage your oceanic portfolio without margin play. I understood the power of dividends and shares accumulation now and hope it will work for my...
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    My December total dividend income in the IRA account is $2,968. The month of March, June, September and December which I will receive the most dividend payout from my stock holding and the rest of...
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    Re: TSP Rollover Options

    kannon,

    You can rollover to IRA using TSP-77 form once you leave the government position either retiring or something else. No need to wait until you reach 59 1/2. I was in the same boat that I...
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    I am jealous your way of retirement, Zebra, way to go. However I took an other way, I have been always like the stock markets and now it's time for me to explore further. The last 3 months I've glued...
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    Thanks nasa, that may be the reason that mine was done so fast relatively speaking.
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    Thanks Zebra. I am happy to report that my retirement pay process has been completed. On the OPM retirement site, it stated that my full payment and supplement will begin on Jan 1, 2012 (I am retired...
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    Congrats to you all enjoying your retirement and I now begin to sink in the idea without going to the office to work every day.

    Jimi,

    Glad to hear that you finally got it done in 9 months. I...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    That's a very nice returns. I have a small position on the S&P US Preferred Stock ETF fund (PFF). It pays about 7% and dividend is paid the first day of each month. I hedge it with AGG and IEF bond...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    The markets ended with an incredible huge rebound at the end of November and I will take it anytime.

    My November total dividend income in the IRA account is $1044 and the portfolio is up 2.8%...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    As the markets continue to drop, my IRA account balance is approaching to my mid October entry level. Have to say that I had a good run and I will continue to hold. I will wait for the bounce back...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    My IRA portfolio is doing ok despite the recent market volatility. I have collected about $1000 dividend payout since mid October and the dividend was reinvested back into the stocks without...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    Thanks Maggie, there are a lot of things that I am still learning specially in the stock markets.

    I sold some portions of ETF bond funds such as AGG, IEF after the Nov 1 Ex-dividend date so I...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    Thanks Scout, I got SO in my portfolio.
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    Agreed with you. KO can be owned for a long time because it has a large presence outside of US as an international brand. This stock will continue to grow and payout steady increased dividend.
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    The markets dropped big the last two days and I took an opportunity to buy some JPM shares and wrote a covered call option. I just missed the dividend payout last month so I have to wait for 2 more...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    I think the financial sector will come back eventually and this is the time to start buying. The stock that I like is JPM which I don't own it now. JPM has market Cap of $141B with low valuations and...
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    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 after the transfer from TSP. Every...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    I am glad you asked. I learned this from the book titled "No-Hyde Options Trading: Myths, Realities, and Strategies That Really Work" by Kerry Given. I bought it as an e-book version from Amazon...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    On my IRA account:

    1. Sold my remaining MSFT Oct 22 put at $.2 shortly after open.
    2. Retain covered call option on MSFT expiring on Nov 18 and long position on MSFT.
    3. Sold covered calls on...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    In my IRA account:

    MSFT earnings met the expectation and the stock did not drop dramatically after the market closed like AAPL earlier. My remaining 1/2 of protected put option is expiring today...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    MSFT is trading around $26.6 now which is below yesterday closed at around $27.13 . I took this chance to sell 10 puts at $.75 to cover the cost of my put options yesterday at $540 and leave 10 puts...
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    Re: Dividend paying stocks....

    In my IRA account:

    I bought 20 puts options of MSFT at strike price of $27 for $.27 each ($540 in total) expiring Oct 21 (Friday) to protect my 2000 shares of MSFT because it is scheduled for...
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