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Option Income Trade for 43.6%

As income investors, we seek to create consistent monthly income by selling options to collect monthly premiums. This has been successful for our investors for years. Option selling offers another method to diversify investing strategies beyond traditional dividend investing. We have combined technical stock events with our strategy to identify high returns option selling opportunities. This income trade will generate a return of 43% annualized. We are coming off a great trade in STM for a 40% gain.

Stock: RPC, Inc. (RES) provides a range of oilfield services and equipment for oil and gas companies involved in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States, Africa, Canada, Argentina, China, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. The company operates in two segments, Technical Services and Support Services.

Trend: We have identified a bullish “Upside Breakout” chart pattern. This bullish signal indicates that the stock price may rise from the close to the range of $25. The faster moving average recently crossed above the slower moving average, signaling a new uptrend has been established. The PMO supports the uptrend price movement.

The MACD is above its signal line and positive. The configuration is positive. Moreover, the stock is trading above both its 20 and 50 day MA (respectively at 19.54 and 20.12). RPC Inc is currently trading near its 52 week high reached at 23.36 on 25/01/17.

Strategy: We have an opportunity to sell options for income with RES as the stock should trade higher in the coming weeks. I recommend to place your trade and exit when you have locked in profits due to the stock price moving higher. Our goal here is to make income short term so we can exit and compound capital into another trade.

For medium risk option trade, look to sell an October 2017 22 PUT for about $0.90. This creates a return of 4.3% with 36 days to expiration. This is an annualized 43.6% return.

For a conservative trade, you can setup a covered call trade. You can purchase 100 shares of RES and sell an October 22 CALL option for about $1.10.

We continue to identify winning option trades to generate income and to exit early as the stock bullish patterns moves prices higher.

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Monthly Income from Main Street Capital

Main Street Capital (MAIN) is a business development company that pays a monthly dividend.  It currently has a dividend yield of 8.52% by paying a $0.13 dividend per month.  MAIN has a market cap of $350 million.  There is room for significant growth as MAIN offers more financing to companys between $10-100 million.  The ROE is 20.7% for this stock.

MAIN just completed a successful common stock offering with net proceeds of $70.5 million.  This money will be used to repay outstanding debt borrowed under its $100 million credit facility, to make investments in accordance with its investment objective and strategies, to make investments in marketable securities and idle funds investments, which may include investments in intermediate term bank debt, rated debt securities and other income producing investments, to pay operating expenses and other cash obligations and for general corporate purposes.

MAIN has a trailing PE of 7.63 which is cheap for a monthly dividend with a small capitalization.  MAIN’s PE ratio is among the lowest of any stock in the Investment Services industry and signals that investors have not been willing to pay a premium for this company’s business prospects. Additionally, during the past year, earnings growth has outpaced its historical five year growth rate.

MAIN business summary:

Main Street Capital Corporation (MSCC) is a principal investment firm focused on providing customized financing solutions to lower middle-market companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $100 million. The Company was formed for the purpose of acquiring 100% of the equity interests of Main Street Mezzanine Fund, LP (MSMF) and its general partner, Main Street Mezzanine Management, LLC (MSMF GP); acquiring 100% of the equity interests of Main Street Capital Partners, LLC (the Investment Manager); raising capital in an initial public offering (IPO), which was completed in October 2007, and thereafter operating as an internally managed business development company (BDC). MSMF is licensed as a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Investment Manager acts as MSMF’s manager and investment adviser. The Company invests primarily in secured debt instruments, equity investments, warrants and other securities.

On 3/10/2011, MAIN reported 4th quarter 2010 earnings of $0.19 per share. This result missed the $0.27 consensus expectations of the 4 analysts following the company and missed last year’s 4th quarter results by 17.39%.  The next earnings announcement is expected on 05/02/2011.  However, Q1 2011 earnings are expected to $0.34 per share.  For the year, earnings are expected to be above the dividend payout which lessens the chance of a dividend cut.  MAIN has a 5-year sales growth rate of 37%

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