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SEB-Active 3rd Pillar Pension Plan Review 2020

SEB-Active 3rd Pillar Pension Plan Review 2020

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I opted for a 3rd pension pillar pension plan at SEB bank Latvia back on May 22, 2019. I've been saving additional funds for the old age for already one year. Time flies.  On the day, when I opted to save for old-age,  my dad turned 65. Kind of average age in Latvia for retirement. Unlike me, dad was a saver, and he saved with SEB bank Latvia 3rd pillar pension plan. I'm saying - he was. Dad passed away not reaching his 66. 10 days short.  I started small, saving EUR 33/mo (May, June, July, August) for the first 4 months, then increased it to EUR 43/mo (September, October, November, December…

How To Swap / Transfer IP address with Linode VPS

How To Swap / Transfer IP address with Linode VPS

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Recently I was rebuilding a compromised VPS on the Linode - this was a small web server serving some 3 established websites. It took me a few hours from A-Z  - launch a new Linode, install a new webserver on it, then transfer data from one host to another. Once all migration works were done, there was an option to change DNS entry to point to the new server. Nothing complicated. But there is a neat feature from Linode called - Swap IP (IP Transfer). That's a little perk from Linode and quite good for SEO You can get a cheap VPS starting just $5/mo from Linode. That's what I did - bought a new…

BCRX – Covered Call – 19.12% potential return in 15 days

BCRX – Covered Call – 19.12% potential return in 15 days

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On April 30, 2020, I bought 110 shares of BCRX, paying $3.875 per share. BCRX is a small pharma doing a clinical study on galidesivir for treating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).​ Found this name on Biotech Stocks Under $5. After a quick read on Yahoo Finance and options price research - I decided to sell covered call options on this stock. This is a bit of gambling, but as the money invested is not large, this is the gamble I'm ready to take Here is the setup BOT 100 BCRX Stock 3.875 USD SLD 1 BCRX MAY 15 '20 4 Call Option 0.62 USD  Potential income return 19.12% in 15 days Break-…

Latest Stock Buy 5 shares of INTC

Latest Stock Buy 5 shares of INTC

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On May 15, 2020, I bought 5 shares of Intel Corporation (INTC) paying $57.63 per share.  With its quarterly dividend payout of $0.33 per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 2.29% and will pay us $1.65 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest addition to the portfolio, but every bit counts. INTC is paying a dividend in the following months - March, June, September, and December I bought this stock as a gift from my dad to our daughter, unfortunately, my dad passed away on May 11, 2020, and one of our latest conversations was about - name day celebrations of our daughter  / his…

Options Trading Income April 2020 +$41.33

Options Trading Income April 2020 +$41.33

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Welcome to the fourteen (#14) options trading income report - covering earnings I've made from trading options (puts, calls, vertical spreads) in the month of April 2020. This is going to be the last article in the series options income in the blog, but don't worry - trades are taken to the new level during the month of May I have been busy building OptionsBrew.com  It has been already more than one year since I have been trading options, despite I have learned a lot, I still feel like I'm a rookie.  I managed to close April with a small, I would say a very humble +$41.33 gain. This is not…

Top 10 Best Selling DSLR Cameras 2020

Top 10 Best Selling DSLR Cameras 2020

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There is a good saying  - a photographer needs to upgrade his/her gear just only once the existing gear is outperforming If you are planning to purchase your first DSRL camera in 2020,  this article is for you, here you will find Top 10 Best selling DSRL cameras available on Amazon. Most of the models are entry-level cameras, but there are a few models pro photographers would love to have.  A quick note: Please note this list contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income from that. Prices for…

How To Block IP Address in Drupal 8

How To Block IP Address in Drupal 8

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Unlike in Drupal 7 version where IP banning is enabled by default, with Drupal 8 version, there is one more step added - IP banning must be enabled from the extend section. Here is how. (source) Log into your Drupal 8 admin interface. From the top menu bar, click on the menu tab and then the Extend tab from the second menu bar. You are now on the modules list page. The Ban module is listed under the Core category. To enable it, simply click on the checkbox to the left of the module. Once selected, scroll to the bottom and click on the Save Configuration button to enable the module. Now that…

Under The Georgian Sun / King Davids Tower (s)

Under The Georgian Sun / King Davids Tower (s)

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It was on the evening of April 27, 2020, I decided to switch glass (from the kit lens to telephoto) and make some photo for the month of April to put in the description in the monthly dividend income report. The photo of the month turned out to be a sunset in Tbilisi with skyscraper in the foreground King David Towers in Tbilisi From the KDR website Two landmark towers King David Residences and King David Business Center are harmonically united in an exclusive multifunctional complex King David. King David creates a five-star lifestyle within exceptionally elegant residential and business…

Poor Man's Covered Call with Less than EUR 100

Poor Man's Covered Call with Less than EUR 100

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It has been a while since I first heard about the term Poor Man's covered call. It took me some time to put all dots together to understand how this trading technique actually works. Now it feels I  know how it works (at least I think so). Long story short - we are buying LEAP options with expiry far in the future with delta 0.8 / 0.9 and selling near the money short term calls against it. Practice make perfect, and instead of paper trading or trading big I decided to search for a really cheap stock I could buy LEAP option with EUR 100 or less it didn't take long and I found one European…

Latest Stock Buy: 100 shares of CSCO (Assigned)

Latest Stock Buy: 100 shares of CSCO (Assigned)

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On March 3, 2020, I bought 100 shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) paying $47.5 per share. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.36 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 3.03% (before tax) and will pay us an additional $36 (before tax) every quarter.  It was not planned to take 100 shares now, but as the stock plummeted down to $40, it seemed a bit pricey to buy back my original put (on which I would lose $700) I decided to use margin (buying power) and took the assignment.  This is already the second time buying CSCO stock for our 20-month old baby daughter.  Without…