Week in Review: 02 July 2012

July 4th, 2012
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Written by Mark Bern

computerSMALLThis week Timour Chayipov, my co-author who is very experienced and adept at using options strategies to create above average income yields and I published some very popular articles. We published two articles about using a synthetic long position to create gains of 50 to 75 percent with articles about Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) with very little downside risk. We also published an article that explains how to increase your yield on Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG).

Follow up:

I have continued the new series of articles discussing my Master List as well as my more established series on Enhanced Income Strategy. The Master List series is about the process I use to identify quality companies. You are welcome to jump into the series at any place or any time as each articles is written to stand well and make sense on its own, but you also may find it helpful to read the first article in the series, “The Dividend Investors’ Guide to Successful Investing,” which includes a detailed outline of the process of filtering and eliminating companies to narrow the list down to a manageable level. It includes a discussion of each of my ten rules that I apply to rate each company that makes it through the full screening process.

This week’s articles in the series were “The Dividend Investors’ Guide: Part X; The Delicious Retail/Wholesale Food Industry” and “The Dividend Investors’ Guide: Part XI; Computers and Peripherals Growth Continues.” These articles provide my current assessments of the Retail/Wholesale Foods Industry and the Computers and Peripherals Industry, including the rating system that I use. There are three companies that stand out in the rankings in Part X and only one in Part XI, while the more notable exceptions from my list are explained for each excluded company.

My latest article from the Enhanced Income Strategy series is an article about Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX). This article explains how to role an option position to provide more flexibility and gain a potentially more favorable entry price. If you are not familiar with the strategy, please consider reading the original article as a primer titled, “My Long-Term, Enhanced Investing-For-Income Strategy.”

Looking forward to the coming week, I plan to continue my “Master List” series with detailed analysis and explanations of why each company survived my rigorous test.  Timour and I will be including more articles with specific recommendations that we hope you will find interesting and exceptionally low risk / high reward potential.  I hope you will join us and question our assessments. I always enjoy sharing and learning more from others about the companies I own or want to own.  I truly believe that we all benefit from the process. We try to answer every question that is posed in the comments section following each article.

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