So forget all the complex trading methodology / strategies... Why not keep it simple? Let's say I'm using a margin Interactive Broker account - Interest rate of 1.62% (as of posting). I start off with $100,000, leverage myself 1.75:1, and purchase $175,000 worth of securities with 5% dividends to get a net of $8,750 per year (8.75% return). Take out the interest rate, and I'm left with about 7% return - (Obviously, this is assuming the stock price stays the same). Now, if I take the highest 5 dividend paying companies in the Dow Jones Index (averaging 5% return), it's pretty safe, no? I mean, 7% return isn't even considering the fact that the DJIA historically appreciates 5% / year on average over the past hundred years. So we're talking 7-12% return / year hypothetically. Not bad eh?