August 2017 Meeting

Thursday, August 3rd at 7:30 PM

The Ring House
1801 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20852

Presentation Speaker:

John P. Bullock
Regional Manager
Trading Solutions


Ichimoku Cloud to Determine Bullish Sentiment &
Screening High Dividend Stocks for Profitable Covered Call Strategies

Join our members and guests for a double header, as the first half of the meeting kicks off with John P. Bullock will discuss screening for high dividend stocks and then using the Ichimoku Cloud indicator to determine bullish sentiment.  He will discuss volatility, expiration dates and strike prices based off of the cloud, in search of the most profitable and safe covered call strategies.

If you would like to join our speakers for dinner before the meeting, please send an email to John Nelson ( before 6:00 PM, Wednesday, August 2nd to reserve a seat and be at Almalfi’s, 12307 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD by 6:00 PM on Thursday.

Members are reminded dues for 2017 are due.  Still $40, we have not raised dues in over 20 years.  Members may pay dues by check or cash at the meeting ($40), by credit card at the meeting ($42 total using our mobile reader), or on the SMT web site ($42) using either a credit card or PayPal.  Web site and credit card payments are an additional $2 to cover SMT online banking costs.  Dues will increase to $45 in 2018.

Dennis A. Kranyak, SMT President, will be on Carolann Brown’s radio show on WCRN News Talk Radio AM 830 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Thursdays, August 3rd, August 17th, and August 31st, 2017. (Note: these dates and times have changed from those originally posted) For those outside the Boston area, you can listen to the show live on line by going  to and clicking on the “Listen Live” icon on the upper right of the home page.  Be sure to allow for some time to set up your computer prior to the start of the broadcast.

Additionaly, on July 22, 2017, 10:00 AM, Dennis will be presenting “AIM Basics”, to a sub-group of the San Diego Invest Tools Users Group, Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library, 9005 Aero Dr., San Diego CA 92123 (858) 573-1396 (Map).  He will also be giving the same presentation, Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Atlanta.  Details TBD,

  A reminder, our meeting will be held in the downstairs social hall and we will have high speed WiFi available.

If you missed any of our meetings since June 5th, 2014, members can log on to the SMT web site and view the video of the meeting presentation in addition to downloading the presentation. Go to the “Resources” menu tab, then select “Meeting Videos”

SMT logo coffee mugs will be available for purchase at the meeting, $5 for members, $7.50 for non-members.  If you are a member and have not picked up your SMT lapel pin, see Sondra Katz at the meeting. The new SMT logo Power Bricks will be available for sale to members for $15, $17.50 for non-members.  We will also have the new SMT logo golf shirts, for $25.