July 2019

Latest Stock Buy: PNNT

  • Latest Stock Buy: PNNT

    Published: 31 July, 2019 seen 39 Investments

    On May 1, 2019, I bought 84 shares of PennantPark Investment Corp. (PNNT ) at $7.14 per share.  With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.18 dollars per share (before tax), this latest buy has a dividend yield of 10.08% and will pay us an additional $15.12 every quarter. Awesome! PNNT is paying the dividend in the following months: January, April, July, and October This is already the second time I'm buying PNNT, I first bought 71 shares of PNNT back on September 7, 2018. Back then in September, I paid $7.74 for a share Latest Stock Buy: PNNT By now PNNT takes 14.12% from my US stock portfolio…

#38 Put Sell: ET AUG 9'19 14 Put @0.3

  • #38 Put Sell: ET AUG 9'19 14 Put @0.3

    Published: 30 July, 2019 seen 23 Trading

    On July 8th, 2019, I made the following in the money (ITM) put sell - ET AUG 9'19 14 Put @0.3 This is already the thirty-eight (#38) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. ET currently is trading at $14.72 and has a yearly dividend payout of $1.22 giving a yield of 8.28% (before taxes). Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. These are the months I'm always worried about, in case I will be assigned…

Top 10 Best Selling Laptops August 2019

  • Top 10 Best Selling Laptops August 2019

    Published: 29 July, 2019 seen 361 Online Shopping

    In August 2019, among the best selling laptops on Amazon are Acer, HP and Lenovo brands. In case you missed Prime day(s) in July, August is a great month to look for back to school deals in electronics (including laptops) Last, but not least, gaming laptops are getting more affordable and bo surprise you will find some good offers in this article Keep reading to find more about Top 10 best selling notebooks/laptops this month. A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I might earn an…

#37 Put Sell: ET AUG 16'19 14 Put @0.33

  • #37 Put Sell: ET AUG 16'19 14 Put @0.33

    Published: 28 July, 2019 seen 14 Trading

    On July 8th, 2019, I made the following in the money (ITM) put sell -  ET AUG 16'19 14 Put @0.33 This is already the thirty-seventh (#37) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. ET currently is trading at $14.72 and has a yearly dividend payout of $1.22 giving a yield of 8.28% (before taxes). Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Feb, May, Aug, and Nov. These are the months I'm always worried about, in case I will be…

#36 Put Sell: FTR JAN 17'20 1 Put @0.2

  • #36 Put Sell: FTR JAN 17'20 1 Put @0.2

    Published: 27 July, 2019 seen 19 Trading

    On July 5th, 2019, I made the following out of the money (OTM) put sell -  FTR JAN 17'20 1 Put @0.2 This is already the thirty-sixth(#36) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend-paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. FTR is actually very risky stock to trade with, There is a huge possibility of bankruptcy, but as the money I risk in this trade is not huge, I will take the risk. lol. FTR was first stock I made options trade back in March 2019, see My First Option Trade: FTR…

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens Review

  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens Review

    Published: 26 July, 2019 seen 544 Digital Photography School

    At the end of July, I finally got replacement lens for original Canon Rebel T5 (Canon 1200D) DSLR camera - I ordered online from Amazon Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens. For the original kit lens, the autofocus stopped working properly and for the most time I had to shoot in manual mode, it's perfectly fine for me, but I admit having working autofocus is really neat, it can help a lot (for example in bright sunlight). I was inching between 18-55mm zoom lens and 24mm pancake lens, but after all, I went tor the 18-55mm (as I have been shooting with it for the last 4 years) Top 5…

Latest Stock Buy: PEI (Assigned)

  • Latest Stock Buy: PEI (Assigned)

    Published: 25 July, 2019 seen 33 Investments

    On July 19, 2019, I bought (got assigned) 100 shares of Penn Real Estate Trust (PEI) at $6.00 per share.  With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.21 dollars per share, (before tax) this latest buy has a dividend yield of 14% and will pay us $21.00 (before tax) every quarter. Awesome!  PEI is paying a dividend in the following months: March, June, September, and December I bought this share for our little baby girl's stock portfolio. Our 1-year old baby girl has a dividend stock portfolio generating already $55.17/mo. I'm looking to grow it towards $60/mo by the end of 2019. The latest buy has…

Latest Stock Buy: LON:BGLF (Blackstone / Gso Loan Financing Ltd)

  • Latest Stock Buy: LON:BGLF (Blackstone / Gso Loan Financing Ltd)

    Published: 24 July, 2019 seen 39 Investments

    On April 15th, 2019 I bought an additional 500 shares of Blackstone/GSO Loan Financing Ltd (LON: BGLF) at EUR 0.85 per share.  With its quarterly dividend of 0.025 euro cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 11.37% and will pay us an additional EUR 12.5 every quarter. Awesome! This already is the second time in 2019, and the fourth time since 2018, I'm buying this stock, Latest Stock Buy: LON:BGLF (Blackstone / Gso Loan Financing Ltd) Latest European Stock Buy: LON:BGLF Latest Stock Buy: LON:BGLF I bought this stock to compensate dividend cuts from the Baltics this year. To…

#27 Options trade: PEI OCT 18'19 6 Put @0.5

  • #27 Options trade: PEI OCT 18'19 6 Put @0.5

    Published: 23 July, 2019 seen 17 Trading

    On June 7th, 2019, I made the following put sell - PEI OCT 18'19 6 Put @0.5 This was already the twenty-seventh (#27) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. PEI is a stock we have in our child portfolio.  PEI currently is trading at $6.38 and has a yearly dividend payout of $0.84  giving a yield of 13.16%. Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Mar, Jun, Sept, and Dec. In case I will be assigned PEI stock before options…

Latest Stock Buy For Child Investment Portfolio: PEI

  • Latest Stock Buy For Child Investment Portfolio: PEI

    Published: 22 July, 2019 seen 33 Investments

    On May 17th, 2019, I bought 100 shares of Penn Real Estate Trust (PEI) at $7.31 per share.  With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.21 dollars per share, (before tax) this latest buy has a dividend yield of 11.49% and will pay us $21.00 (before tax) every quarter. Awesome!  I bought this share for our little baby girl's stock portfolio. Our 10-month-old baby girl has a dividend stock portfolio generating already $42.16/mo. I'm looking to grow it towards $60/mo by the end of 2019. The latest buy has made a nice little boost of $5.95 (after tax) to our monthly dividend income. PEI is already…

Latest US Stock Buy: FGB

  • Latest US Stock Buy: FGB

    Published: 21 July, 2019 seen 28 Investments

    On  July 17, 2019, I bought an additional 118 shares of First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund (FGB) at $6.39 per share.  With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.175 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 10.95% and will pay us an additional $20.65 (before tax) every quarter. Awesome!  FGB is paying in the following months: February, May, August and December This is already the third time I'm buying FGB Latest US Stock Buy: FGB (July 2018) Latest US Stock Buy: FGB (April 2019) By now FGB takes 13.82% from our US stock portfolio, and also is one of…

Latest Stock Buy For Child Investment Portfolio: EDI

  • Latest Stock Buy For Child Investment Portfolio: EDI

    Published: 20 July, 2019 seen 46 Investments

    On July 12, 2019, I bought an additional 55 shares of Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income Fund (EDI) at $13.00 per share. With its monthly dividend payout of 0.1511 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 13.92% and will pay us an additional $8.31 (before tax) every month. Awesome!  I bought this share for our child's portfolio. Without hesitation, I can say - our 1-year-old baby has a dividend portfolio generating already $49.22/mo.  One Year Anniversary for the Child's Stock Investment Portfolio This is already second time buying EDI, last (first time) we bought it…

#32 Put Sell: 2 CDR OCT 18'19 2.5 Put @0.15

  • #32 Put Sell: 2 CDR OCT 18'19 2.5 Put @0.15

    Published: 19 July, 2019 seen 18 Trading

    On July 1st, 2019, I made the following out of the money (OTM) put sell - 2 CDR OCT 18'19 2.5 Put @0.15 This is already the thirty-second (#32) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. CDR stands for Cedar Realty Trust -  a publicly traded real estate investment trust that invests in shopping centers in the Mid-Atlantic states. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned 61 properties containing 9.0 million square feet, including 26…

#28 Put Sell: XIN OCT 18'19 5 Put @0.75

  • #28 Put Sell: XIN OCT 18'19 5 Put @0.75

    Published: 18 July, 2019 seen 30 Trading

    On June 11th, 2019, I made the following put sell - XIN OCT 18'19 5 Put @0.75 This was the twenty-eight (#28) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. XIN is a stock I already own, I'm selling calls on it and for sure I wouldn't mind having more.  XIN currently is trading at $4.25 and has a yearly dividend payout of $0.39  giving a yield of 9.17% (before tax).  Got for this trade a premium of $75, but I will be obligated to buy 100 shares…

Options Income June 2019

  • Options Income June 2019

    Published: 17 July, 2019 seen 63 Investments

    Welcome to the fourth (#4) options income report - covering earnings I've made from options trading (naked puts and covered calls) in the month of June 2019 Options are the latest investment strategy in my portfolio - in short, I'm looking to use option trading to generate additional income from stocks I already have (covered calls) or would love to have (naked puts) in my portfolio. I trade against dividend stocks only (at least now). I learn as I go, anything written here should be taken with a grain of salt, I'm no expert or certified financial advisor. Investments in stocks, options,…

Fix for Drupal 'Social Share Counter' module - Facebook Counter Not Working

  • Fix for Drupal 'Social Share Counter' module - Facebook Counter Not Working

    Published: 16 July, 2019 seen 128 Drupal Development

    I have been using Drupal's Social Share counter module for some time already. It worked great until recently it stopped and all posts were showing 0 shares. After a quick research on the modules issue page, I found the solution: Facebook share counter not working Facebook has changed its API recently, so the URL http://graph.facebook.com/?id=URL, which is used by the module no longer works and the share counter is always 0. There is also a patch provided to fix this issue: diff --git a/sites/all/modules/contrib/social_share_counter/social_share_counter.inc b/sites/all/modules/contrib/…

#34 Put Sell: PNNT DEC 20'19 7.5 @1.4

  • #34 Put Sell: PNNT DEC 20'19 7.5 @1.4

    Published: 15 July, 2019 seen 22 Trading

    On July 2, 2019, I made the following in the money (ITM) put sell -   PNNT DEC 20'19 7.5 @1.4 This is already the thirty-fourth (#34) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. PNNT has been in our portfolio since September 2018,  when I first bought it at $7.74 per share, see Latest Stock Buy: PNNT. Since then I have bought some more PNNT shares in 2019, paying already $7.14 per share, see Latest Stock Buy: PNNT Currently, PNNT is trading $…

Gonio Fortress

  • Gonio Fortress

    Published: 14 July, 2019 seen 65 Military Heritage

    Gonio fortress, previously called Apsaros, or Apsarunto, is a Roman fortification in Adjara, Georgia, on the Black Sea, 15 km south of Batumi, at the mouth of the Chorokhi river. The village sits 4 km north of the Turkish border. Gonio has been on my radar since I probably first visited Batumi back in the Summer of 2011, but for the first time, I visited this ancient Roman site at the end of April 2019, while doing an easy weekend trip around the region of Adjara. The entrance fee was 3 GEL (April 2019) Fortification walls at Gonio Fortress For those of you interested in history: The oldest…

One Year Anniversary for the Child's Stock Investment Portfolio

  • One Year Anniversary for the Child's Stock Investment Portfolio

    Published: 13 July, 2019 seen 96 Investments

    Today, on July 13th, we are celebrating both 1-year anniversaries for our baby daughter and her stock investment portfolio. In today's article, I will shed some light on the second (investment portfolio) a year after. Originally I come up with a plan to build a high-yield $10,000 child investment portfolio by the time our baby girl will turn 2. (July 2020). Right now we are looking at $80-$100 monthly dividends by the time she will turn 2.   Since July 2018 we have invested $5,485.07 in 8 stocks. In our first year, we have generated a dividend income of $241.36 ($71.12 back in 2018; $170.14…

June 2019 Crypto Options Income - 0.2834 ETH

  • June 2019 Crypto Options Income - 0.2834 ETH

    Published: 12 July, 2019 seen 96 Investments

    Welcome, to another type of options income reports  - crypto options - a new blog series covering monthly earnings I've made from crypto options trading (puts and calls).  In last June I started to sell Ethereum options on Deribit derivatives trading platform.   N.B. I learn as I go, anything written here should be taken with a grain of salt, I'm no expert or certified financial advisor. Investments in stocks, options, funds, bonds or crypto are risk investments and you could lose some or all of your money. Do your due diligence before investing in any kind of asset.  Disclosure: This article…

#26 Roll Forward Put Sell: WPG JAN 17'20 5 @1.45

  • #26 Roll Forward Put Sell: WPG JAN 17'20 5 @1.45

    Published: 11 July, 2019 seen 17 Trading

    On June 6th, 2019, I made the following put sell - WPG JAN 17'20 5 @1.45 or I roll forwarded a put sell I made in May (#14 Put Sell: WPG OCT 18'19 5 Put @0.7) To make this roll forward happen first I had to sell my previous position (Loss here - $69.8) and open the new in which I collected a premium of $145 WPG is a stock we already hold and wouldn't mind adding more for our children portfolio. As we already own this stock and would love to increase our share here, I love the idea that I could get it on discounted price + I can collect premium upfront.  Got for this trade a premium of $145,…

Latest US Stock Buy: FGB

  • Latest US Stock Buy: FGB

    Published: 10 July, 2019 seen 38 Investments

    On April 8th, 2019, I bought an additional 100 shares of First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund (FGB) at $6.17 per share.  With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.175 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 11.34% and will pay us $17.50 (before tax) every quarter. Awesome!  FGB is paying in the following months: February, May, August and December This is already the second time I'm buying FGB, I first bought a humble 82 shares of FBG back on July 10, 2018 Latest US Stock Buy: FGB By now FGB takes 15.09% from my US stock portfolio, and also is one of…

HP ENVY x360 - 15-cn0003ur Convertable Touchscreen Laptop Review

  • HP ENVY x360 - 15-cn0003ur Convertable Touchscreen Laptop Review

    Published: 9 July, 2019 seen 1,452 Gadget Reviews

    HP ENVY x360 - convertible touchscreen Laptop is the latest addition to our home office. Bought at the local Tbilisi shop in early June 2019. Paid about $1,150 but I believe you could get one much cheaper on Amazon Equipped with Backlit keyboard, FULL HD 1920X1080 screen resolution, this laptop will make many envy it. lol Top 20 Laptops with Full HD 1920X1080 Resolution From its distinctive materials and iconic design, this PC exudes unparalleled beauty. Built thin and light for those on-the-go - expect premium design features including a brilliant backlit keyboard, seamless profile, and…

#33 Put Sell: ET AUG 2'19 14.5 Put @0.61

  • #33 Put Sell: ET AUG 2'19 14.5 Put @0.61

    Published: 8 July, 2019 seen 27 Trading

    On July 1st, 2019, I made the following in the money (ITM) put sell -  ET AUG 2'19 14.5 Put @0.61 This is already the thirty-third (#3d) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. ET is a stock I already have (Latest Stock Buy: Energy Transfer LP (ET)), I got assigned 100 shares of ET a couple of months ago after a similar put sell  - Put Selling: ET MAY 17'19 15 Put @0.35 ET currently is trading at $14.48 and has a yearly dividend payout of…

#35 Put Sell: PEI JAN 17'20 5 Put @0.4

  • #35 Put Sell: PEI JAN 17'20 5 Put @0.4

    Published: 7 July, 2019 seen 22 Trading

    On July th, 2019, I made the following out of the money (OTM) put sell -  PEI JAN 17'20 5 Put @0.4 This is already the thirty-third (#35) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. PEI is a stock we have in our child portfolio.  PEI currently is trading at $6.52 and has a yearly dividend payout of $0.84  giving a yield of 12.88%. Dividends are paid quarterly in the following months - Mar, Jun, Sept, and Dec. In case I will be assigned PEI…

#23 Roll Forward Put Sell: PEI JAN 17'20 6 @0.75

  • #23 Roll Forward Put Sell: PEI JAN 17'20 6 @0.75

    Published: 6 July, 2019 seen 21 Trading

    On June 5th, 2019, I made the following put sell - PEI JAN 17'20 6 @0.75 or I roll forwarded a put sell I made in early May (#16 Put Sell: PEI JUN 21'19 7 Put @0.35) #22 Roll Forward Put Sell: PEI JAN 17'20 7 @1.32 To make this roll forward happen first I had to sell my previous position (Loss here - $29.8) and open the new in which I collected a premium of $75.   PEI stands for Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, and we already hold 100 shares of PEI in our children portfolio, the best I like about PEI, I can sell both naked puts and covered calls on it. Latest Stock Buy For Child…

Kirman Belazur Resort &Spa Review in Antalya, Turkey

  • Kirman Belazur Resort &Spa Review in Antalya, Turkey

    Published: 5 July, 2019 seen 766 Hotel reviews

    Situated at the seafront, Kirman Hotels Belazur Resort & Spa has a private beach but you don't need a beach when you have one of the longest warm water outdoor pools.  There is a water park and a bowling alley on site and guests can enjoy the restaurant and bar. Free WiFi is featured throughout the hotel and free private parking is available on site. We booked a tour package from Tbilisi to Turkey's region of Antalya and chose this 5-star resort hotel in Belek (the total amount we paid for this tour package with a charter flight from Tbilisi to Antalya and Back was about USD 1,200 for a 6…

#31 Put Sell: XIN JAN 17'20 5 Put @1.1

  • #31 Put Sell: XIN JAN 17'20 5 Put @1.1

    Published: 4 July, 2019 seen 24 Trading

    On June 24, 2019, I made the following put sell - XIN JAN 17'20 5 Put @1.1 This is already the thirty first (#31) put sell from my short options trader career. For now, it seems I've found my way in options trading - I'm selling puts against (high) dividend paying stocks I already own or I would like to have. XIN is a stock I already own, I'm selling calls on it and for sure I wouldn't mind having more.  XIN currently is trading at $4.21 and has a yearly dividend payout of $0.39  giving a yield of 9.2% (before tax).  Got for this trade a premium of $110, but I will be obligated to buy 100…

June 2019 Dividend Income Report - $299.51

  • June 2019 Dividend Income Report - $299.51

    Published: 3 July, 2019 seen 209 Investments

    Welcome to the twenty-sixth (#26) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks, peer to peer lending (both fiat and cryptocurrencies) in June 2019. At the start of June, we booked an All - Inclusive tour package from Tbilisi to Turkey's Antalya and spent a week in a 5-star hotel SPA and resort in Belek. I made the following long exposure picture in the last evening while in the resort: Kirman Belazur Resort and Spa 5-star hotel in Belek, Turkey Learn more: Kirman Belazur Resort&Spa Review in Antalya, Turkey $299.51 was taken from dividend stocks and…

#30 Call Selling: NRZ AUG 24 '19 16 Call @0.21

  • #30 Call Selling: NRZ AUG 24 '19 16 Call @0.21

    Published: 2 July, 2019 seen 23 Trading

    On June 24, 2019, I made the following call selling: NRZ AUG 24 '19 16 Call @0.21 I made this covered call sell just shortly I got assigned 100 shares of NRZ (Latest Stock Buy: NRZ) Selling covered calls are what I really like - like there is little to no risk involved.  Got for this trade a premium of $21, but I will be obligated to sell 100 shares of NRZ if the price will go up to $16 USD per share by AUG 24, 2019.  Break-even price: $16.21

Top 10 Best Selling Laptops July 2019

  • Top 10 Best Selling Laptops July 2019

    Published: 1 July, 2019 seen 1,590 Online Shopping

    In July 2019, among the best selling laptops on Amazon are Lenovo, ACER, Apple and HP brands. There is another great reason to buy a laptop in July. In July 15&16 there is Amazon Prime day happening, offering great deals for laptops. Keep reading to find more about Top 10 best selling notebooks/laptops this month. A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from that. Prices for HP laptops/ notebooks listed in this article are retrieved using Amazon…