Mike’s Stock Picks

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

  • December 2019 Dividends

    During December 2019, I received $2,326.00 in dividends from My Stock Holdings. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

    SYMBOLCOMPANYAmount
    AGG         ISHARES CORE U S AGGREGATE BD  ETF            0.51 
    AGG         ISHARES CORE U S AGGREGATE BD  ETF            0.39 
    AVY         AVERY DENNISON CORP            2.35 
    BA          BOEING CO          60.57 
    BAC         BANK OF AMERICA CORP            6.26 
    BAC         BANK OF AMERICA CORP          19.11 
    BPBP PLC          18.41 
    BPBP PLC          11.86 
    CTVACORTEVA INC            0.65 
    DDOMINION ENERGY INC          48.07 
    DDDUPONT DE NEMOURS INC            1.51 
    DGROSHARES TRUST CORE DIVID GWTH            3.52 
    DODFXDODGE & COX INTERNATL STOCK FUND          52.04 
    DOWDOW INC COM            3.60 
    DPZDOMINOS PIZZA INC            0.01 
    EATBRINKER INTERNATIONAL            0.05 
    EFA         ISHARES MSCI EAFE ETF            1.60 
    ENBENBRIDGE INC COM            5.42 
    EWH         ISHARES MSCI HONG KONG ETF            3.01 
    FFORD MTR CO          16.00 
    FNILXFIDELITY ZERO LARGE CAP INDEX FUND          12.61 
    FNILXFIDELITY ZERO LARGE CAP INDEX FUND            0.79 
    FNILXFIDELITY ZERO LARGE CAP INDEX FUND            0.48 
    FNILXFIDELITY ZERO LARGE CAP INDEX FUND            0.33 
    FOOLXMFAM GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND            0.31 
    FOOLXMFAM GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND (Capital Gains)          35.32 
    FSELXFIDELITY SELECT SEMICONDUCTORS PORT (Capital Gains)        318.67 
    FSELXFIDELITY SELECT SEMICONDUCTORS PORT          85.04 
    FSPHXFIDELITY SELECT HEALTH CARE (Capital Gains)            4.02 
    FSPHXFIDELITY SELECT HEALTH CARE            0.35 
    FXAIXFIDELITY 500 INDEX FUND          31.12 
    FZILXFIDELITY ZERO INTERNATIONAL INDEX            4.27 
    FZILXFIDELITY ZERO INTERNATIONAL INDEX            0.28 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND            2.41 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND (Capital Gains – Short Term)            0.95 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND            0.82 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND            0.33 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND (Capital Gains – Short Term)            0.32 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND            0.16 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND (Capital Gains – Short Term)            0.13 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND (Capital Gains)            0.09 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND (Capital Gains – Short Term)            0.06 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND (Capital Gains)            0.03 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND (Capital Gains)            0.01 
    FZIPXFIDELITY ZERO EXTND MARKET INDEX FUND (Capital Gains)            0.01 
    FZROXFIDELITY ZERO TOTAL MARKET INDEX           29.39 
    FZROXFIDELITY ZERO TOTAL MARKET INDEX          16.45 
    FZROXFIDELITY ZERO TOTAL MARKET INDEX            6.49 
    FZROXFIDELITY ZERO TOTAL MARKET INDEX (Capital Gains)            1.25 
    FZROXFIDELITY ZERO TOTAL MARKET INDEX (Capital Gains)            0.70 
    FZROXFIDELITY ZERO TOTAL MARKET INDEX            0.41 
    FZROXFIDELITY ZERO TOTAL MARKET INDEX (Capital Gains)            0.28 
    FZROXFIDELITY ZERO TOTAL MARKET INDEX            0.19 
    FZROXFIDELITY ZERO TOTAL MARKET INDEX (Capital Gains)            0.02 
    FZROXFIDELITY ZERO TOTAL MARKET INDEX            0.01 
    GOLDXGABELLI GOLD FUND CL AAA            0.34 
    HDHOME DEPOT INC            1.43 
    HD          HOME DEPOT INC            2.72 
    HDVISHARES TRUST ISHARES CORE HIGH DIVIDEND            7.99 
    HDVISHARES TRUST ISHARES CORE HIGH DIVIDEND            1.61 
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF            4.61 
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF            0.53 
    HSYHERSHEY COMPANY COM            4.30 
    IBM         INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP          33.16 
    INTCINTEL CORP            6.27 
    INTERESTINTEREST            0.20 
    INTERESTINTEREST            0.33 
    INTERESTINTEREST            3.70 
    INTERESTINTEREST            0.61 
    INTERESTINTEREST            0.03 
    INTERESTINTEREST            0.03 
    INTERESTINTEREST            0.01 
    IVW         ISHARES S&P 500 GROWTH ETF            2.42 
    JNJJOHNSON &JOHNSON            9.70 
    JNJ         JOHNSON & JOHNSON          28.71 
    JNJ         JOHNSON & JOHNSON            9.70 
    KHCKRAFT HEINZ          40.78 
    KO          COCA COLA COMPANY          85.68 
    KRKROGER KO            0.75 
    MAINMAIN STR CAP CORP            5.60 
    MAINMAIN STR CAP CORP            6.59 
    MCYMERCURY GENERAL CORP            0.69 
    MCY         MERCURY GENERAL CORP            3.22 
    MGMMGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL            0.50 
    MMM         3M COMPANY            8.71 
    MSFT        MICROSOFT CORP            5.10 
    MSSLXMORGAN STANLEY INCEPTION PORT CL (Capital Gains)        276.47 
    MSSLXMORGAN STANLEY INCEPTION PORT CL (Capital Gains – Short Term)          44.57 
    NEWTNEWTEK BUSINESS SVCS CORP          41.64 
    NSPRC       NUSTAR ENERGY LP            3.01 
    ODMAXINVESCO OPPENHEIMER DEVELOPING MARKETS (Capital Gains)            0.90 
    ODMAXINVESCO OPPENHEIMER DEVELOPING MARKETS            0.12 
    ODMAXINVESCO OPPENHEIMER DEVELOPING MARKETS (Capital Gains – Short Term)            0.08 
    ORCORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC            9.71 
    ORC         ORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC          46.65 
    PFE         PFIZER INC          36.13 
    PIREXPRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE SECURITIES FUND          10.00 
    PIREXPRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE SECURITIES FUND (Capital Gains)          18.11 
    PNOPXPUTNAM SUSTAINABLE LEADERS FUND (Capital Gains – Short Term)            5.17 
    PNOPXPUTNAM SUSTAINABLE LEADERS FUND (Capital Gains)          97.79 
    POAGXPRIMECAP ODYSSEY AGGRESSIVE GRWTH FD (Capital Gains)        125.49 
    POAGXPRIMECAP ODYSSEY AGGRESSIVE GRWTH FD (Capital Gains – Short Term)            6.26 
    PSECPROSPECT CAP CORP            1.82 
    QQQ         INVESCO QQQ TR UNIT SER 1            0.46 
    SFTBY       SOFTBANK GROUP ADR            4.87 
    SHY         ISHARES 1 3 YEAR TREASURY BOND ETF            0.14 
    SHY         ISHARES 1 3 YEAR TREASURY BOND ETF            0.14 
    SMHBUBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X B 0.00000            3.39 
    SPHD        INVESCO EXCHANGE TRADED FD TR  II S&P 500 HIGH DIVID LOW VOLATILITY ETF            1.44 
    STM         STMICROELECTRONICS            0.12 
    STM         STMICROELECTRONICS            0.06 
    TGTTARGET CORP            0.07 
    TIP         ISHARES TIPS BOND ETF            0.11 
    TIP         ISHARES TIPS BOND ETF            0.11 
    TMFCRBB FD INC IMOTLEY FOOL 100 INDEX ETF          15.17 
    VFORXVANGUARD TARGET RETIREMENT 2040 INV          33.02 
    VGENXVANGUARD ENERGY INVESTOR FUND        123.77 
    VTHRXVANGUARD TARGET RETIREMENT 2030 INVT          41.51 
    VTI         VANGUARD TOTAL STOCK MARKET ETF            1.81 
    VWNDXVANGUARD WINDSOR INVESTOR (Capital Gains)        146.22 
    VWNDXVANGUARD WINDSOR INVESTOR          20.08 
    VWNDXVANGUARD WINDSOR INVESTOR (Capital Gains – Short Term)            3.57 
    WBA         WALGREEN BOOTS ALLIANCE INC            0.94 
    WBA         WALGREEN BOOTS ALLIANCE INC            2.79 
    WENWENDYS COMPANY            0.04 
    XOM         EXXON MOBIL CORP        117.15 
    YUMYUM BRANDS            0.04 

    Most months I purchase and sell covered call options, although I did not do so during December 2019. 

    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 $2,326.00. This works out to be $536.81 per week and $13.42 per hour.

    Print Friendly, PDF & Email

  • November 2019 Dividends

    During November 2019, I received $776.46 in dividends from My Stock Holdings. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

    SymbolCompanyAmount
    AAPLAPPLE INC          31.29 
    AAPLAPPLE INC          19.78 
    AAPLAPPLE INC            7.79 
    AAPL        APPLE INC          28.71 
    ABBVABBVIE INC          29.81 
    ABBVABBVIE INC          13.41 
    AGG         ISHARES CORE U S AGGREGATE BD  ETF            0.52 
    ARNCARCONIC INC            3.94 
    CATCATERPILLAR INC          44.75 
    CAT         CATERPILLAR INC        123.78 
    CCLPCSI COMPRESSCO LP            2.22 
    CGNXCOGNEX CORP            0.77 
    COSTCOSTCO WHOLESALE CORP            6.57 
    DRIDARDEN RESTAURANTS INC            0.01 
    EMOCLEARBRIDGE ENERGY MIDSTRM OPP          33.71 
    EPDENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS LP            4.71 
    FII         FEDERATED INVESTORS INC             0.56 
    FLFOOT LOCKER INC            1.22 
    GISGENERAL MILLS INC          56.13 
    HASHASBRO INC            6.41 
    HCPHCP INC          12.58 
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF (Return of Capital)          12.57 
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF            5.59 
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF (Return of Capital)            1.46 
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF            0.65 
    HRLHORMEL FOODS CORP            5.35 
    INTERESTINTEREST            0.22 
    INTERESTINTEREST            0.25 
    INTERESTINTEREST            2.23 
    INTERESTINTEREST            1.05 
    INTERESTINTEREST            0.03 
    INTERESTINTEREST            0.02 
    LCUTLIFETIME BRANDS INC            0.87 
    MAMASTERCARD INC            7.96 
    MAINMAIN STR CAP CORP            5.58 
    ORCORCHID ISLAND CAP INC            9.57 
    ORC         ORCHID ISLAND CAP INC          46.00 
    PSECPROSPECT CAP CORP            1.81 
    QYLDGLOBAL X FDS NASDAQ 100 COVER            8.69 
    RGRSTURM RUGER &CO INC            0.80 
    SHY         ISHARES 1 3 YEAR TREASURY BOND ETF            0.14 
    SIRISIRIUS XM HLDGS INC            0.27 
    SMHBUBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X B 0.00000            1.31 
    SPHD        INVESCO EXCHANGE TRADED FD TR  II S&P 500 HIGH DIVID LOW VOLATILITY ETF            1.44 
    SPYSPDR S&P 500 ETF          29.20 
    SYFSYNCHRONY FINANCIAL            5.71 
    SYF         SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL          22.21 
    TAT&T INC        131.72 
    TAT&T INC          10.37 
    T           AT&T INC          12.75 
    TIP         ISHARES TIPS BOND ETF            0.02 
    UIUBIQUITI INC          12.71 
    VZVERIZON COMMUNICATIONS            4.19 
    ZIONZIONS BANCORPORATION NA            5.05 

    Most months I purchase and sell covered call options, although I did not do so during November 2019. 

    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 $776.46. This works out to be $179.20 per week and $4.48 per hour.

    Print Friendly, PDF & Email

  • October 2019 Dividends

    During October 2019, I received $416.73 in dividends from My Stock Holdings. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

    SymbolCompanyAmount
    BBBYBED BATH AND BEYOND19.35
    BBGIBEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC13.57
    BBYBEST BUY CO INC50.14
    BPYBROOKSFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS LP3.04
    CODIPRBCOMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS   FIXED FLTG RATE CUM PERP PREFERRED STOCK1.05
    CSCOCISCO SYSTEMS INC24.67
    FRTFEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST SBI USD2.17
    FXAIXFIDELITY 500 INDEX FUND20.70
    GEGENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY1.00
    GEGENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY0.28
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF18.09
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF2.10
    IIPRINNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES INC3.94
    INTERESTInterest2.96
    INTERESTInterest2.53
    INTERESTInterest0.03
    JPMJP MORGAN CHASE15.30
    JPMJP MORGAN CHASE18.39
    KOCOCA COLA COMPANY85.06
    LEVILEVI STRAUSS &CO NEW CL A COM STK3.00
    MAINMAIN STREET CAPITAL CORP5.55
    NLYANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT0.75
    NRZNEW RESIDNETIAL INVESTMENT1.50
    NXPINXP SEMICONDUCTORS N V6.82
    ORCORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC45.34
    ORCORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC9.44
    PBRPETROLEO BRASILEIRO SA0.07
    PBRPETROLEO BRASILEIRO SA PETROBRAS SPON A29.60
    PSEC PROSPECT CAPITAL CORP1.79
    QYLDGLOBAL X FDS NASDAQ 100 COVER7.82
    QYLDGLOBAL X FDS NASDAQ 100 COVER7.69
    SMHB UBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X B 0.000004.23
    UBSIUNITED BANKSHARES INC WEST VA COM8.76

    Also during the month I purchased and sold covered call options. On short term contracts I netted $370.97 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 $787.70. This works out to be $181.79 per week and $4.54 per hour.

    Print Friendly, PDF & Email

  • September 2019 Dividends

    During September 2019, I received $605.81 in dividends from My Stock Holdings. For other months visit my Monthly Dividend Recap page.

    SymbolCompanyAmount
    BPBP PLC SPONSORED ADR18.10
    BPBP PLC SPONSORED ADR11.67
    COSTCOSTCO WHOLESALE CORP6.55
    CTVACORTEVA INC0.65
    DDOMINION ENERGY INC47.52
    DDDUPONT DE NEMOURS INC1.50
    DGROISHARES TRUST CORE DIVID GWTH3.75
    DOWDOW INC3.55
    EATBRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC0.05
    ENBENBRIDGE INC5.32
    FFORD MOTOR COMPANY15.74
    HDTHE HOME DEPOT INC1.23
    HDVISHARES TRUST ISHARES CORE HIGH DIVIDEND8.72
    HDVISHARES TRUST ISHARES CORE HIGH DIVIDEND1.76
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF18.08
    HNDLSTRATEGY SHARES NASDAQ 7HANDL INDEX ETF2.10
    HSYHERSHEY COMPANY4.28
    INTCINTEL CORP6.23
    INTERESTInterest8.85
    INTERESTInterest2.75
    INTERESTInterest0.04
    JNJJOHNSON &JOHNSON9.63
    KHCKRAFT HEINZ CO28.39
    KRKROGER CO0.64
    MAINMAIN STREET CAPITAL CORP5.52
    MCYMERCURY GENERAL CORP0.68
    MGMMGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL0.50
    NEWTNEWTEK BUSINESS SVCS CORP33.17
    ORCORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC9.31
    PSECPROSPECT CAP CORP1.77
    SMHBUBS AG LONDON BRH ETRACS MP2X B 0.000002.68
    TGTTARGET CORP0.06
    WENWENDY’S COMPANY0.02
    WMTWALMART INC0.11
    YUMYUM! BRANDS INC0.03
    PIREXPRINCIPAL REAL ESTATE SECURITIES FUND15.01
    JNJ         JOHNSON &JOHNSON9.63
    WBA         WALGREEN BOOTS ALLIANCE INC2.77
    MMM         3M COMPANY5.78
    NSPRC       NUSTAR ENERGY LP2.94
    AVY         AVERY DENNISON CORP2.34
    STM         STMICROELECTRONICS NV0.18
    AGG         ISHARES CORE U S AGGREGATE BD ETF 0.54
    TIP         ISHARES TIPS BOND ETF0.06
    SHY         ISHARES 1 3 YEAR TREASURY BOND ETF0.15
    WBA         WALGREEN BOOTS ALLIANCE INC0.93
    VTI         VANGUARD TOTAL STOCK MARKET ETF1.42
    BAC         BANK OF AMERICA CORP6.22
    IVW         ISHARES S&P 500 GROWTH ETF1.26
    SPHD        INVESCO S&P 500 HIGH DIVID LOW VOLATILITY ETF1.40
    PFE         PFIZER INC7.26
    BA          BOEING CO60.22
    IBM         INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP32.79
    JNJ         JOHNSON &JOHNSON28.50
    XOM         EXXON MOBIL CORP98.57
    MCY         MERCURY GENERAL CORP3.17
    BAC         BANK OF AMERICA CORP19.00
    ORC         ORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL INC44.72

    Also during the month I purchased and sold covered call options. On short term contracts I netted $252.85 during the month. In September I also sold to close $3,350.04 of the long term option contracts I purchased in May 2019 for $4,179.87, giving me a profit of $829.83. However I am not calculating this profit from long term contracts into my net short term contracts nor into my monthly cash flow.

    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 $858.66. This works out to be $198.17 per week and $4.95 per hour.

    Print Friendly, PDF & Email

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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email