Me: A lot of stocks are up
Friend: Cause it's Fridaaaaayyy
Friend: People are pumped, wanna relax, spend some dough.
So there you have it, that was the reason the market was up today. This week I sold a lot of stocks, and did not buy any new ones.
This past trading week I sold my shares of Ford, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, and Target.
|Company||Ticker||Buy Price||Sell Price||Difference||Dividend||Fee||% Gain|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||$91.99||$102.60||$10.61||$0.75||-$0.02||12.33%|
To determine the % Gain, I used the following equation.
=(Difference + Dividend + Fee)/Buy Price.
Ford has been an interesting stock for me. I like investing in it because I feel patriotic buying it. Since the stock price is lower, there isn't a ton of stock price swing, so it made it hard to average down and hard to sell it for a positive gain. I really hope they can keep up with Google and Apple with the self-driving cars. I don't have a lot of faith that the traditional automobile manufacturers will be able to keep up though.
I got my first share of Intel at a good price, got a second share for the upcoming dividend, and sold while I was ahead. This was the same for JNJ and Microsoft, I bought at good prices, and sold after I got the dividends.
I didn't hold my share of Target for very long, but knowing this stock, I wanted to quit while I was ahead, and I will also receive a dividend from from Target.
I want to acknowledge that on JNJ and MSFT, I had 12.33% and 11.61% gains, respectively. I'm very happy with double digit gains. The overall gain was 6.86%, which I'm also very happy with.
Below is information on my year-to-date (YTD) investing numbers.
|MITCH Investing - 2015|
|Dividend % of Gain||8.76%|
|Overall % Gain||12.06%|