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Dividend Builder – June 2020

June is through. Time to share some dividend results with you. 2020 has given us a wild and memorable first half. Here’s to the second half. Here’s to all that is new, to lessons learned, to seizing the day, and to a world that is taking a moment to reflect and redefine. I won’t wax philosophical or poetic for most of the rest of this post, probably.

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2020: Week 26

As of this writing, the baby my wife and I are expecting to pop its head out any minute now still has not arrived. The arrival of this little person has been the primary preoccupation of my thoughts this past week. However, I did make some trades, so I will write about those while I still have time to do so.

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2020: Week 25

Go figure the week I decide to put a pause on selling options and focus on my other option strategy the market goes on a sideways grind. This would have been a perfect week for selling an Iron Condor. Oh, well. I was able to add to some positions and prepare for the next time the next move. Also, the baby in wife’s belly could decide it wants to be on the other side of things any day now. I’ve been more than a little distracted by that.

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Dividend Builder – May 2020

My Dividend Brother Joe and I put a pause on our posts as our neighborhood and world erupted after the killing of George Floyd. Joe and I live in a duplex in the 3rd Precinct of Minneapolis. We are blocks from the site of the killing and even closer to the overrun 3rd Precinct police station. This is a blog devoted to trading, investing, and building dividends in life. I won’t stray too far from that lane; however, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have been denied the opportunity to build the life of their dreams. My hope is for our Minneapolis community to heal, to right wrongs, and to treat all life as precious.

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2020: Weeks 21, 22, 23, & 24

It’s been a month since my last journal update, and what a month! It feels more like a year in a lot of ways. So many events have been packed into these past weeks and months, and the year is only half over. We still have a presidential election to get through! Also, since my previous update, George Floyd was murdered not too far from my house, and my city, state, country, and the whole world erupted in righteous protests over his and so many other unjust deaths at the hands of our police. This blog isn’t really about politics, but some things cannot be ignored or left unsaid. Our country is need of major systemic restructuring.

Also in this past month, I worked three different jobs in the same week (Week 21), my dog tore her ACL in Week 22, and then I had my most successful weeks of trading to date in Weeks 23 and 24. (Incidentally, the end of Week 23 into Week 24 marked my 3rd Anniversary of trading.) Most pressing on my thoughts though is the fact that my wife is going to give birth literally any day now.

Now, to paraphrase Kai Ryssdal, lets do the numbers.

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