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Here at Dividend Dollars, our investing approach is a dividend growth strategy with aspects of value investing and fundamental analysis. I am a young investor in my 20’s and by sticking to this strategy over the long term, the magical powers of compounding are on my side. This allows me to more easily build substantial positions in dividend paying stocks over time, which will one day help me reach the ultimate goal of being financially free through the sources of passive income they provide. You can read more about the strategy here. Let’s dive into the portfolio review!
To date, I have invested $19,050 into the account. The total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $18,471.323. That’s a total loss of -3.04%. The account is down $304.29 this week which is a -1.62% loss. We added $145 in cash to the account this week, trades made will be broken out below.
We started building this portfolio on 9/24/2021 and when compared to the S&P 500 we are outperforming the market so far! Within that same timeframe, the S&P 500 is down -7.59% which puts us 4.55% higher than the market!
Above is a dashboard of the portfolio that tracks annual dividend income, yield, beta, dividend growth, and more.
Below is a table of everything we are invested in so far. There you can see my number of shares, shares bought through dividend reinvestments, average cost, gains, and more. The tickers in green are positions that I bought shares in this week, the blue ones are positions that I reinvested dividends into, the yellow ones are positions that announced a dividend increase this week, and the red are positions that I trimmed. Our PADI increase from $667 to $672!
Over the last week I received two dividends: $12.28 from $SMHB and $5.38 from $CMCSA
Dividends received for 2023: $444.18
Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $854.58
I tried to build a dashboard of sorts for tracking income from dividends and option premium since I’m starting to try out option selling. Check out that other graphic below and let me know what kind of tracking you like better!
This week was a tough week for the markets. We took it as an opportunity to do our monthly $50 adds to our ETF positions and try out some put selling. Instead of buying specifically $50 in $LEAD and $SCHD, we just decided to buy 1 full share since the price was close enough. We added 2 shares to $INTC the day before their earnings report (which crushed by the way). We sold out of $HLNE, simply because I want to start consolidating positions and $LPLA seems to be a better stock in a similar sub-industry. This triggered a $21 loss. We also reinvested all dividends.
Below is a detailed breakdown of the trades I made this week:
- October 23rd, 2023
- Siren DIVCON Leaders ETF ($LEAD) – added 1 shares at $53.65.
- ETRACS 2x Levered US Small Cap ETN ($SMHB) – reinvested dividend.
- October 24th, 2023
- AT&T ($T) – Sold $16 11/3 covered call for $0.09.
- Schwab US Dividend ETF ($SCHD) – added 1 shares at $69.17
- October 25th, 2023
- SoFi Technologies ($SOFI) – Sold $6 11/3 cash secured put for $0.17.
- Comcast ($CMCSA) – dividend reinvested.
- October 26th, 2023
- Direxion Daily Semi Bull 3X ($SOXL) – Sold $12.5 11/3 cash secured put for $0.13.
- Hamilton Lane ($HLNE) – sold 2.01 share position at $80.81.
- Intel ($INTC) – added 2 shares at $32.30.
- October 27th, 2023
- AT&T ($T) – closed $16 11/3 covered call for $0.01, 89% win.
- SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) – added 0.121 shares at $413.12.
That is it for the update this week. Let me know what you think of the progress so far, share with me your progress and questions, interact with me on Twitter and CommonStock as well as the other socials using the links below! Also, tune into the Games N Gains Twitch Stream every Thursday at 6PM MST. I play games, hang out, and chat with y’all about stocks, charts, fundamentals, and anything else you like! I hope to see you in there!
Thank you for reading! See you next week and stay safe!
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