Monday, October 8, 2012

Week 76 update

EDIT: At the time this blog entry was posted I had a Youtube video here. That has been removed but I want the rest of my content to be remain. Nothing hidden no past mistakes ignored. All out in the open.

The $0.50 interest payment from cash in the investing account should have been listed last week. The savings account I have not added in interest in as the money is in a savings account with my credit union.... which apparently is not paying a yield of note. I'm going to have to get that transferred to the Sharebuilder savings account this month. Just wanted to bring that up as that number not changing is not due to me missing it.

Weekly Activity
$100 deposit into Savings
Bought 2.73 shares of MCD
$0.50 interest from cash position in Investing account.

Model Portfolio Totals

Trading Account: 2,025.78
Estimated Monthly Income: $0
Max loss per trade (1% of account): $20.25
Portfolio stop (3% account): $60.75

Investing Account: $4,603.22
Estimated Monthly Income: $18.41 ($0.490 from DRIP)
     ABT: $0.77 ($0.012 from DRIP)
     AFL: $0.64 ($0.010 from DRIP)
     MCD: $0.70
     STX: $1.08 ($0.010 from DRIP)
     WMT: $0.59 ($0.014 from DRIP)
     COP: $0.79 ($0.025 from DRIP)
     ERF: $0.91 ($0.072 from DRIP)
     WHZ: $3.68
     AGNC: $2.86
     O: $1.15 ($0.053 from DRIP)
     TCAP: $2.32 ($0.098 from DRIP)
     JNK: $1.73 ($0.131 from DRIP)
     PCY: $1.18 ($0.064 from DRIP)
Maneuvering Cash: $1,022.61

Savings Account: $2,075.20
Emergency Fund: $1,000
General/Car Fund: $725.20
Portfolio Protection
     Trading Account: $100
     Investing Account: $250

Disclaimer: The investments and trades in my videos and blog entries are not recommendations for others. I am not a financial planner, financial advisor, accountant, or tax adviser. The financial actions I talk about are for my own portfolio and money and only suited for my own risk tolerance, strategy, and ideas. Copying another person's financial moves can lead to large losses. Each person needs to do their due diligence in researching and planning their own actions in the financial markets.


  1. Maybe it is time for a break? I know I needed one when I started looking at companies I would normaly stay far away from. Just had a 2 week holiday of no computer at all. Am just reading up on everything again.

    On a side note. I'm getting rid of JNK. The dividends are getting lower each month, and not worth the risk. Will have to apply the capital somewhere else or wait till they drop enough in value to be worth picking up again.

    1. Thats not a bad idea. Earning season is coming up and I can focus on investing. Then can get to trading. Now a true full holiday from being online isnt too bad of an idea either. I'm falling behind in my reading.

      JNK. I hear you on that one. If the dividend drops into the teens I'll sell for sure but may before that. Its under 7% yield right now and it may not be worth it anymore.

  2. Have you ever looked into TGH - Textainer Group Holdings?? Low P/E, low payout ratio, high dividend yield, and great dividend growth. Thought it might be a candidate for the model portfolio....this stock seems to keep a low profile low...anyways, just an idea if you want to look into it and do your due diligence. I think it's an interesting company.

    P.S. I really like your recent purchase of MCD....think this is a great entry point.

    1. TGH looks like its into dry maritime shipping? I'd have to take a really close look as my experience with shippers (DRYS, FRO, NAT) is that there is a glut of ships out there and not enough demand. That said.... their share price and dividend have held up nicely.... I'll take a closer look thanks!