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

  • 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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  • Stock Pick – February 6, 2019

    I purchased 10 shares in AppFolio (APPF) for $63.25 today. They do not pay a dividend but are a growth company.

    AppFolio is a cloud services company. They provide Software As a Service (SAAS) to 2 different vertical markets. Their main product is for property management companies. They are one of the largest (I think largest, but not positive) property management software companies for the independent property manager. Their second market is law offices.

    I intend to hold them long term and will likely purchase more shares.


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  • January 2019 dividends

    During January 2019, I received $412.38 in dividends. Look at monthly recaps from other months. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

    SymbolStockAmount
     JPM JPMORGAN CHASE &CO. COM8.06
     QYLD GLOBAL X FDS NASDAQ 100 COVER8.88
     SPAXX FIDELITY GOVERNMENT MONEY MARKET4.29
     BKS BARNES &NOBLE INC COM31.50
     GE GENERAL ELECTRIC CO COM0.28
     SMHB UBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X6.46
     PSEC PROSPECT CAP CORP1.68
     BPT BP PRUDHOE BAY RTY TR UNIT BEN INT32.83
     HNDL STRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF18.06
     MAIN MAIN STREET CAPITAL CORP5.02
     BBBY BED, BATH AND BEYOND17.60
     FRT FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST SBI USD2.06
     DISDISNEY WALT CO35.2
     ORCORCHID ISLAND CAP INC8.46
     NXPINXP SEMICONDUCTORS4.51
     BBGIBEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC13.05
     QYLDGLOBAL X FDS NASDAQ 100 COVER7.03
     TMFCRBB FD INC IMOTLEY FOOL 100 INDEX ETF13.75
     TQQQPROSHARES ULTRAPRO QQQ0.45
     UBSIUNITED BANKSHARES INC WEST VA8.50
    CODI.PR.BCOMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS 0.98
    CSCOCISCO SYSTEMS INC2.31

    Also during the month I purchased and sold covered call options. However this month I had a couple of options that I lost money on due to having to purchase to close on a rapid increasing share prices on a couple of my positions. I netted a mere $.59 during the month. An important lesson is to close an option before earnings are reported.

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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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