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Seeking Alpha just published my article on Chorus Aviation. I highlight its conservative valuation and high yield (11.4%). They are in the midst of paying down high coupon debt which will both increase earnings and, once complete, likely increase the dividend payout. This firm has a cost-plus arrangement with Air Canada. That franchise allows for an anomaly in the airline industry: consistent profitability.
Please check it out here.
It is mid-February and my last post was from the end of October. I consider that a word or two of explanation is necessary – at least if I plan on continuing this blog. In short, I’ve been dedicated to working on software helping individuals keep their Internet privacy. I’ve also been approached to do some options education seminars by a friend who is one of the traders that I respect after watching him trading gold options for years.
While I’d normally recommend focusing on one thing and relentlessly beating it into submission (and earning the coin associated with it), I believe that my best option is to pursue a few directions and see what sticks. My time is going to be spent on the following three things:
- Internet Privacy Software. I’m not ready to go too public on this until I get an alpha version going. I have a prototype done but I’d like to have more done and am trying to reach out to people that can directly help me. If you are one of those people or are just very interested in regaining personal privacy, please reach out.
- Options Education. I’ve been trading for around two decades and much of that has been dedicated to many, many options transactions in varied markets. Without being too self-aggrandizing, I think it is safe to say that I can help current and potential traders take advantage of the option markets. If all goes as planned, I will be giving a talk in NYC very soon. I’ll post details shortly. As I mentioned above, my friend and partner in options education are looking for paid engagements either domestically or abroad. The upcoming talk is on “Practical Options Trading.” The others are dedicated to what is necessary to make markets. Please contact me for further information.
- Automation for money management. I’m looking to both improve my personal money management and reduce expenses. This actually coincides fairly well with my effort in privacy software as I am using Python for both (at least at the moment). This will likely be the most useful area for readers and potential readers of this blog.
I will continue to use this blog to communicate with people, organize my thoughts and enforce additional discipline on my routine. In addition, I’m going to try adding some “product.” By product, I mean something that is standardized, recurring and useful. My idea is to come up with some economic & market chartbooks. That flows naturally from my own needs and my goal of focusing on process.