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Marc Voorhees

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What are we willing to bet that Piob will expend more effort explaining his requirements than he’d spend writing the spreadsheet itself :laugh:
Don't know what the odds are, but I am willing to sell options on the action so we can reap some tendies off of it
 

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Swinging too hard for the CHWY tendies and not getting filled. :( (TWSS!)
 

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I'm mentally plotting out an excel to track my dividend portfolio. If anyone has a good template I'd be interested vs. re-inventing the wheel. My thought is a sheet for each ticker symbol, 12 months across the top, each month with # of shares, what the dividend was, total dividend. Then total YTD dividend $$ total and current distribution rate. There will be a front summary sheet that just pulls from the others to give YTD info on each ticker and a cumulative YTD $$ and weighted distribution rate.

I'll need to figure out the formula for the distribution rate as it needs to be dynamic. I have to remember/figure out how to make a sheet data scrape. @otc?
Do you have Bloomberg? I can't imagine this doesn't already exist..
 

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Port at yet another ATH.
 

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Selling my QYLD as soon as I get paid August's dividend. If the thought is to preserve capital in the event of a market dip a fund holding NASDAQ stocks is not going to do that. I'll get back to it on the upside of the next recovery. New hopeful is LTC, a REIT that holds senior living real estate and skilled nursing facilities. They pay out about 2% less than their portfolio generates so seems sustainable, and with the Boomers, it's not like a demand for this market space is going to contract in the next 20 years.
 

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On QYLD, since their dividend was so high, is it because they guaranteed the yield and thus would return principle to maintain the dividend yield % or were the assets actually generating that much cash?
 

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I would suspect some use of capital which would be double bad if the underlying fell too.
 

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@Omega Male can you link that article on what baskets do best in various economies? I think it showed that REITs were basically always a good play?
 

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Yup, that was it. Thanks.
 

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Not stonks.

Ngl, I sell options and treat it as a form of gambling. I try to avoid large losses by not selling naked options and avoid going after really high premiums. Usually if I aim for 1% return a week on my capital, I'm pretty safe. If I go aggressive and shoot for 1.5%+ return a week on options, then it starts getting a lot more risky.
 
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Last paragraph of first section, “I considered this a safe, calculated bet”. That should’ve been the lede
 

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I remember a business-school professor (who also ran a hedge fund) writing on the board the typical outcome when playing with options. He wrote down several small w's to denote wins (successful trades), followed by a towering L. That was kind of my experience, although I think on balance the w's prevailed.
 

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