Mike’s Stock Picks

Mike’s Stock Picks
Investment ideas by Michael H. Cox
www.MikesStockPicks.org

I’ve been investing in stocks since 2004. As I have gotten older, I have gotten more active in my buying, holding, and selling of stocks,i and, I believe, more intelligent in my analysis and purchase of these investments. I have periodically posted these stock ideas on my blog and/or on Facebook. Recently on Facebook I’ve started adding the hashtag “#MikesStockPicks” to these investment ideas. I have decided to move these stock picks from Facebook to here going forward as I believe it will be easier to track these stock picks and gives me the ability to expand on the investment ideas, information, etc. Thanks for reading.

What exactly is the Stock Market anyways? Have you ever thought people were speaking Greek when you heard them talking about stocks and the stock market? Learn some basics.

Newly updated – My Stock Holdings. This is not a list of stock endorsements. It is a list of all the investments I currently hold. Some of these I would not purchase again, and some I would purchase a lot more of. For simplification, I did not include any options on this list.

Your First Investment. What I believe new investors should invest in first.

Stock broker comparison (coming soon). the good and bad of the different online brokerages.

Options basics. You’ve heard about options, but don’t know what they are? Here is some basics on options. This does not go into detail of the various different options strategies.

I love dividends! Each month I am earning money while I am asleep in companies that I invest in. Check out my Monthly Dividend Recap.

Recent stock picks

  • May 2019 Dividends

    During May 2019, I received $534.30 in dividends. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

     AAPL APPLE INC COM USD0.0000131.04
     AAPL APPLE INC COM USD0.0000119.62
     AAPL APPLE INC COM USD0.000017.73
     ABBV ABBVIE INC COM USD0.0113.01
     ABBV ABBVIE INC COM USD0.017.82
     ARNC ARCONIC INC COM3.93
     CAT CATERPILLAR INC COM USD1.0019.78
     CCLP CSI COMPRESSCO LP COM UNIT2.20
     CGNX COGNEX CORP COM0.70
     COST COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP COM USD0.016.53
     EMO CLEARBRIDGE ENERGY MIDSTRM OPP COM26.53
     FL FOOT LOCKER INC COM USD0.011.20
     GIS GENERAL MILLS INC COM USD0.1055.09
     HAS HASBRO INC COM USD0.506.33
     HCP HCP INC COM USD1.0012.30
     HNDL STRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF17.17
     HNDL STRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF1.99
     HRL HORMEL FOODS CORP COM5.30
     MA MASTERCARD INC CL A7.94
     MAIN MAIN STREET CAPITAL CORP COM5.25
     ORC ORCHID IS CAP INC COM8.86
     PBR PETROLEO BRASILEIRO SA PETROBRAS SPON A6.84
     PBR PETROLEO BRASILEIRO SA PETROBRAS SPON A0.16
     PSEC PROSPECT CAP CORP1.71
     QYLD GLOBAL X FDS NASDAQ 100 COVER8.94
     QYLD GLOBAL X FDS NASDAQ 100 COVER7.50
     RGR STURM RUGER &CO INC COM2.08
     SIRI SIRIUS XM HLDGS INC COM0.24
     SMHB UBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X B 0.000001.66
     SYF SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL COM USD0.0015.39
     TAT&T INC28.07
     ZION ZIONS BANCORPORATION N A COM34.20
    AAPL        APPLE Inc28.48
    AGG         ISHARES CORE U S AGGREGATE BD  ETF0.53
    BKS BARNES &NOBLE INC COM32.25
    DWDP DOWDUPONT INC COM 1 FOR 3 R/S INTO DUPO2.13
    FCAU        FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES7.35
    FCAU        FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES15.14
    FII         FEDERATED INVESTORS INC (PA.)  CL B0.55
    LCUTLIFETIME BRANDS INC0.86
    ORCORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC42.43
    SHY         ISHARES 1 3 YEAR TREASURY BOND ETF0.16
    SPHD        INVESCO EXCHANGE TRADED FD TR  II S&P 500 HIGH DIVID LOW VOLATILITY ETF1.37
    SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF4.93
    SYF         SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL16.17
    T           AT&T INC4.08
    TIP         ISHARES TIPS BOND ETF0.03
    UI UBIQUITI NETWORKS INC COM USD0.00110.57
    VZVERIZON COMMUNICATIONS3.41
    Interest0.83
     SPAXXInterest4.77
     SPAXXInterest0.26
     SPAXXInterest0.06
                Interest0.03
    Interest0.50
    Interest0.30

    Most months I purchase and sell covered call options, although I did not do so during May 2019. I spent $9,374.16 on long term option contracts, however I am not calculating these into my net short term contracts.

    As one of my goals is to eventually replace my income with my investments, one of the metrics I look at is my monthly, weekly, and hourly cash flow from my investments. My combined dividends and net short term covered call options gives me a monthly cash flow of $534.30. This works out to be $123.31 per week and $3.08 per hour.

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  • April 2019 Dividends

    During April 2019, I received $233.22 in dividends. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

    SymbolStockAmount
    AGGISHARES CORE U S AGGREGATE BD  ETFCASH DIV ON 2.02367 SHS REC 04/02/19 PAY 04/05/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND0.53
    BBBYBED, BATH AND BEYOND COM USD0.0117.79
    BBGIBEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC CL A13.2
    BBYBEST BUY CO INC COM USD0.1031.71
    BPY***BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS L P DIST ON 9 SHS REC 02/28/19 PAY 03/29/190.09
    BPY***BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS L P DIST ON 9 SHS REC 02/28/19 PAY 03/29/190.53
    BPY***BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS L P RTN OF CAPTL 9 SHS REC 02/28/19 PAY 03/29/192.09
    CODIPRBCOMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS FIXED FLTG RATE CUM PERP PREFERRED STOCK DIST ON 2.04888 SHS REC 04/15/19 PAY 04/30/191.01
    CSCOCISCO SYSTEMS INC CASH DIV  ON 40 SHS REC 04/05/19 PAY 04/24/1914
    CSCOCISCO SYSTEMS INC CASH DIV  ON 27.05099 SHS REC 04/05/19 PAY 04/24/199.47
    GEGENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY COM CASH DIV  ON 100 SHS REC 03/11/19 PAY 04/25/191
    FRTFEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST SBI USD2.07
    FSELXFIDELITY SELECT SEMICONDUCTORS PORT4.76
    FXAIXFIDELITY 500 INDEX FUND18.57
    GEGENERAL ELECTRIC CO COM USD0.060.28
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF6.91
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF0.8
    JPMJPMORGAN CHASE &CO. COM USD1.0016.12
    MAINMAIN STREET CAPITAL CORP COM5.22
    NXPINXP SEMICONDUCTORS N V4.52
    ORCORCHID IS CAP INC COM8.76
     PSECPROSPECT CAP CORP1.7
     SMHB UBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X B 0.000006.38
    SPAXXFIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET9.23
    SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET0.53
     SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET0.06
     UBSI UNITED BANKSHARES INC WEST VA COM8.59
    VGENXVANGUARD ENERGY INVESTOR FUND0.12
    IIPRINNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES INC COMMON STOCK CASH DIV ON 5 SHS REC 03/29/19 PAY 04/15/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND2.25
    InterestINTEREST0.32
    InterestINTEREST0.03
    INTERESTINTEREST0.46
    INTERESTINTEREST0.16
    NWSNEWS CORPORATION CLASS B CASH DIV  ON 2 SHS REC 03/13/19 PAY 04/17/190.2
    ORCORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC CASH DIV  ON 524 SHS REC 03/29/19 PAY 04/30/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND41.92
    QQQINVESCO QQQ TR UNIT SER 1 CASH DIV ON 1.00274 SHS REC 03/19/19 PAY 04/30/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND0.33
    SHYISHARES TRUST ISHARES 1 3 YEAR TREASURY BOND ETF CASH DIV 1.00863 SHS REC 04/02/19 PAY 04/05/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND0.17
    SPHDINVESCO EXCHANGE TRADED FD TR  II S&P 500 HIGH DIVID LOW VOLATILITY ETF CASH DIV ON 9.06111 SHS REC 04/23/19 PAY 04/30/19 NON-QUALIFIED DIVIDEND1.34

    Also during the month I purchased and sold covered call options. On short term contracts I netted $7.27 during the month. I also spent $16,346.20 on long term option contracts, which I am not calculating into my net short term contracts.

    As one of my goals is to eventually replace my income with my investments, one of the metrics I look at is my monthly, weekly, and hourly cash flow from my investments. My combined dividends and net short term covered call options gives me a monthly cash flow of $240.49. This works out to be $55.50 per week and $1.39 per hour.

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  • March 2019 Dividends

    During March 2019, I received $619.92 in dividends. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

    SymbolStockAmount
     BAC BANK OF AMERICA CORP15.85
     BP BP PLC SPONSORED ADR17.58
     BP BP PLC SPONSORED ADR11.33
     CGNX COGNEX CORP COM0.70
     D DOMINION ENERGY INC COM46.4
     DGRO ISHARES TRUST CORE DIVID GWTH3.27
     DWDP DOWDUPONT INC COM5.74
     ENB ENBRIDGE INC COM ISIN #CA29250N1050 SED5.25
     F FORD MTR CO DEL COM15.24
     HDV ISHARES TRUST ISHARES CORE HIGH DIVIDEND8.22
     HDV ISHARES TRUST ISHARES CORE HIGH DIVIDEND1.66
     HNDL STRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF3.68
     HNDL STRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF0.43
     HSY HERSHEY COMPANY COM USD1.0018.29
     IBM INTERNATIONAL BUS MACH CORP COM USD0.2031.81
     INTC INTEL CORP COM USD0.00113.04
     JNJ JOHNSON &JOHNSON COM USD1.009.00
     KHC KRAFT HEINZ CO COM10.00
     MAIN MAIN STREET CAPITAL CORP COM5.07
     MCY MERCURY GENERAL CORP0.67
     MCY MERCURY GENERAL CORP128.99
     MGM MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL COM0.50
     MSFT MICROSOFT CORP12.93
     NEWT NEWTEK BUSINESS SVCS CORP COM NEW21.97
     ORC ORCHID IS CAP INC COM8.65
     ORC ORCHID IS CAP INC COM41.93
     PFE PFIZER INC7.25
    PIREXPrincipal Real Estate Securities Fund8.21
     PSEC PROSPECT CAP CORP1.68
     QYLD GLOBAL X FDS NASDAQ 100 COVER8.46
     RGR STURM RUGER &CO INC COM2.00
     SMHB UBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X B 0.000001.69
     SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET3.27
     SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET1.96
     SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET0.06
     SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET1.81
     TCEHY TENCENT HLDGS LTD UNSPON ADR0.07
     TCEHY TENCENT HLDGS LTD UNSPON ADR0.08
     TQQQ PROSHARES ULTRAPRO QQQ0.04
     XOM EXXON MOBIL CORP91.15
    AGG         ISHARES CORE U S AGGREGATE BD  ETF 0.54
    AVY         AVERY DENNISON CORP2.08
    BA          BOEING CO28.92
    BAC         BANK OF AMERICA CORP5.13
    BPY         BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS L P0.26
    IVW         ISHARES S&P 500 GROWTH ETF1.18
    JNJ         JOHNSON & JOHNSON9.00
    NSPRC       NUSTAR ENERGY LP2.81
    SHY         ISHARES 1 3 YEAR TREASURY0.16
    SPHD        INVESCO S&P 500 HIGH DIVID LOW VOLATILITY ETF1.30
    STM         STMICROELECTRONICS N V 0.18
    VTI         VANGUARD TOTAL STOCK MARKET    ETF1.55
    WBA         WALGREEN BOOTS ALLIANCE INC0.88

    Also during the month I purchased and sold covered call options. I netted $417.93 during the month.

    As one of my goals is to eventually replace my income with my investments, one of the metrics I look at is my monthly, weekly, and hourly cash flow from my investments. My combined dividends and net covered call options gives me a monthly cash flow of $1,037.85. This works out to be $239.52 per week and $5.99 per hour.

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  • February 2019 Dividends

    During February 2019, I received $698.88 in dividends. Look at monthly recaps from other months. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

    SymbolStockAmount
    ABBVABBVIE Inc12.84
    ABBVABBVIE Inc7.72
    AAPLApple Inc29.31
    AAPLApple Inc18.53
    AAPLApple Inc99.58
    AAPLApple Inc3.66
    ARNCArconic11.76
    TAT&T Inc228.10
    EMOClearbridge Energy25.90
    COSTCostco Wholesale Club5.71
    CCLPCSI COMPRESSCO LP2.19
    SPAXXFIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET4.32
    SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET4.28
    FLFoot Locker Inc1.09
    GISGeneral Mills Inc54.48
    QYLDGLOBAL X FDS NASDAQ 100 COVER7.63
    HASHasbro Inc5.82
    HCPHCP Inc12.16
    HRLHormel Foods Corp5.27
    MAINMain Street Capital Corp5.04
    MAMastercard Inc7.93
    ORCOrchid Island Capital Inc41.46
    ORCOrchid Island Capital Inc8.56
    PSECProspect Capital Corp1.68
    SIRISirus XM Holdings Inc.24
    HDNLNASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF16.56
    HDNLNASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF1.92
    SYFSynchrony Financial5.35
    SYFSynchrony Financial16.08
    UBNTUbiquiti Networks Inc10.55
    SMHBUBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X1.37
    ZIONZions Bancorporation33.99

    Also during the month I purchased and sold covered call options. I netted $889.53 during the month.

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This post is not intended to convey legal, accounting, investing, or other professional advice. I’m not selling anything. I am not a registered stock dealer or broker or anything like it. I’m just sharing ideas I have in stock market investments. My ideas are subject to change at anytime. I have not been compensated in anyway for any of Mike’s Stock Picks.

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