Tuesday, May 1, 2012
May 2012 Dividend Forecast
Just as with February, it does appear that I can expect a good share of the earnings in May to derive from dividends - in fact, I can forecast over $500 in earnings, or a return of approximately 0.42%, nearly half my monthly goal, from dividends.
I noted that because I have a couple of positions that are either in-the-money or near-the-money, the likelihood of an early call is definitely there for some of the stocks. If these calls are assigned, the returns reduce by more than $200 - not quite 50% of the expected payments.
On the other side of the coin, and early call means a stock gain. The contracts on these positions include calculated stock gains of between $260 and $540 per position. If those contracts are exercised, I'll have a good May, indeed!