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A dividend is a sum of money paid regularly (typically quarterly) by a company to its shareholders out of its profits (or reserves). Dividends can be nice (see dividend yield) but they also impact the stock price. The declared divided is the amount per share that will be paid out. The dividend yield is the dividend expressed as a percentage of the current share price. An ex-dividend date is the day a stock starts trading without the value of its next dividend payment. If you hold a stock before the ex-dividend date, you are entitled to the declared dividend. If you buy a stock on or after the ex-dividend date you are not entitled to the declared dividend. The dividend payable date is the date it pays out. Today is T Trade #103's, ex-dividend date. T pays a $0.51 cent dividend on shares owned before today. Yesterday T closed at $32.39 and today it opened at $31.85 or $0.54 cents lower than it closed yesterday. An opening stock price of around $0.51 lower than yesterday's

$CAT Dividend Declaration

I have two boats launched  $CAT I  and  $CAT II  and that can earn  dividends  as  today $CAT declared a divided  of $1.03 for shareholders of record at the close of business October 21, 2019. October 18, 2019 is the  Ex-Dividend date  and consequentially the  $CAT  stock price will be adjusted by the exchange around $1.03 lower overnight to reflect the $1.03 worth of value that will be removed from the stock in order to pay the upcoming  dividend . Will this declaration influence my sailing? Depends on where the  Tide  is between now and then. If the stock is dropping, I probably still have to execute a STOP LOSS  regardless of the upcoming  dividend . The $1.03  dividend  is payable on November 20, 2019. Fair winds and following seas! Trading Tide Levels : Mid Tide  ( S&P  at 2915) Spring Tide  ( VIX  is around 19) Subscribe to 10KT Newsletter            Learn More About 10KT Facebook Twitter This is for informational purposes only and the information provided

$T Ex-Dividend Date

I have three boats launched  $T I , $T II and $T III that earn dividends . On September 26th, $T declared a divided of $0.51 for shareholders of record at the close of business October 10, 2019. Today is the Ex-Dividend date and consequentially the  $T  stock price was adjusted by the exchange around $0.51 lower overnight to reflect the $0.51 worth of value that was removed from the stock in order to pay the upcoming  dividend . Those who buy the stock today or going forward are not entitled to the  dividend . The $0.51  dividend  is payable on November 1, 2019. Fair winds and following seas! Trading Tide Levels : Mid Tide  ( S&P  at 2915) Spring Tide  ( VIX  is around 19) Subscribe to 10KT Newsletter            Learn More About 10KT Facebook Twitter This is for informational purposes only and the information provided does not encompass all possible or probable outcomes and nothing posted here is an indication of future results. Nothing in this blog is a gu

$T Trade #103

$T Trade #103 Didn't I learn my lesson investing in telecom from WCOM Trade #4? ?? Once smartphones became an extension of the human anatomy, I became more interested in telecom stocks. WCOM Trade #4 VYTL Trade #25 Q Trade #31 MOT Trade #39 S Trade #42 VZ Trade #44 LVLT Trade #54 PALM Trade #62 TLAB Trade #78 With a strong dividend yield, T became a top target and the 103rd stock traded. T has a lot of debt so I'm not overly excited about it long term but so far the trades have been mediocre but the return has been strong because of the dividend . I've also had experience with Time Warner (formerly TWX Trade #23) which T acquired in 2018. I might refer to this trade as my "Game Of Thrones Trade" because of HBO. Trade Rank: 90 Average Daily Price Range: $0.53 First purchase: February 5, 2018 @ $36.717. Last purchase: December 24, 2018 @ $27.6673. Recent price: April 29, 2019 @ $30.88 (down -16% from the first purchase price) Total Purcha

Trading The Tides Or Let It Ride?

Does trading  the Tides  really make a difference? The answer depends on the  volatility. Say the market steadily rises 20% over a period of time. If, during that period of time there was only  low volatility  ( VIX  less than 20), then if you traded/timed  the Tides  perfectly, you may earn only a few percentage points greater than the 20% you would have earned if you had just let it ride. So during periods of  low volatility , we are better off buying and holding (sailing), never returning to port. However, in periods of  high volatility  ( VIX  greater than 20), trading  the Tides  can produce significantly greater returns. Looking back over the period between June 15, 2020, and February 16, 2021 the  S&P  rose 33%. Because of the  high volatility  during that period, if you timed  the Tides  perfectly, you would have earned 76%. Volatility  is the key to trading  the Tides . And if you don't want to put in the work or we are in a period of  low volatility  then it is best t

Course And Heading 07/08/19

The current  tide  has been rising for 30 days and is 10% above the June 3rd  Low Tide  of 2729. These are the days when I am itching to cast off from the dock, to initiate new positions, but the prudent decision is to remain moored at the dock. It is a good time to make repairs. study and forecast for future voyages. No new long positions planned. No new short positions planned. Hold or sell existing positions. T Trade #103 ex-dividend this week. Trading Tide Levels : High Tide  (S&P set an all-time high last week at 2995.84) Neap Tide  ( VIX  continues to trade around 14) Subscribe to 10KT Newsletter            Learn More About 10KT Facebook Twitter This is for informational purposes only and the information provided does not encompass all possible or probable outcomes and nothing posted here is an indication of future results. Nothing in this blog is a guarantee or promise of future investment returns and investing in stocks or bonds carries risks including losi

REFLECTION: Course And Heading 05/06/19

One new position in T Trade #103 initiated during a turbulent week. My hope is the new position will produce a profit if the market begins to rebound and if the market struggles I will likely hold the position taking advantage of the dividend . Course And Heading 05/06/19: The China trade war storm showed up in the near-term forecast to start the week. The weather has been so perfect since early March, some sort of bad weather would not be surprising. Therefore, I am continuing the same heading to start the week: No new long positions planned No new short positions planned Hold existing positions (continuing prior established headings) and will possibly sell existing positions if there is a run up. Trading Tide Levels : Mid Tide (S&P hit a Low Tide of 2825 last week coming off a High Tide  of 2954 on May 1, 2019) Neap Tide (VIX hit a high of 23.38 on May 9, 2019 and ended at 16.04 yesterday) Subscribe to 10KT Newsletter            Learn More About 10KT Facebook

REFLECTION: Course And Heading 04/22/19

I left the dock last week with beautiful skies and water knowing the T Trade #103 earnings could be a storm I'd need to navigate. I chose to stay the course and deal with the storm should it develop. The storm developed as follows: 04/23/19 High of 32.28 (almost matching the highest price (32.32) T has been since the last low of 28.92 on 02/07/19) 04/24/19 EARNINGS RELEASE Low of 30.05 (a drop of 2.23 from the day prior high) 04/29/19 High so far today of 31.31 As you can see, the EARNINGS RELEASE storm created both a selling opportunity before the storm and a quick buying opportunity during the storm. Because I want to stay diversified and I like the dividend I am earning on T, I chose to hold and not establish any new positions even though the opportunity did present itself. Course And Heading 04/22/19: The tide  remains high during  rip tide  season and the forecast remains pleasant (VIX @ 12.09). There is one potential storm this week with T Trade #103 reporting