Protective Puts For New Portfolio Additions

Earnings season is in full-swing, and all three of our new portfolio additions (HT, EAT, HST) have earnings reports coming up soon. One way to minimize or neutralize the impact of a negative earnings report is to purchase put options.

Forbes Dividend Investor – May 17 Weekly Update

Our top two performers, Olin Corp. (OLN) and Kinder Morgan (KMI), both gained 2.59% for the week. Other positive standouts were traditionally defensive dividend-payers Verizon Communications (VZ +2.07%) and American Electric Power (AEP +1.41%)

Forbes Dividend Investor – June 14 Weekly Update

Stocks in the Forbes Dividend Investor portfolio gained an average of 0.26% for the week. The top performers were General Mills (GIS +3.09%), Patterson Companies (PDCO +2.94%), LTC Properties (LTC +2.19%), Brixmor Property Group (BRX +2.08%), and newly-added Steel Dynamics (STLD +1.93%).

Forbes Dividend Investor – July 12 Weekly Update

The best weekly performance came from college housing REIT American Campus Communities (ACC +2.58%), followed by midstream master limited partnership Phillips 66 Partners, L.P. (PSXP +1.77%), nursing home REIT LTC Properties (LTC +1.70%), and Harley-Davidson (HOG +1.69%).

Forbes Dividend Investor – July 5 Weekly Update

Stocks in last Friday’s Forbes Dividend Investor model portfolio gained 1.20% on average this week. J.M. Smucker (SJM +3.73%) was the best weekly performer, followed by Brixmor Property Group (BRX +3.31%), General Mills (GIS +3.16%), and American Campus Communities (ACC +3.12%).