Friday, November 27, 2015

Investing Update 11/27/15

This was a shorter week for trading due to Thanksgiving and the shorter hours today. I sold a lot of stocks last week, and I didn't rush into buying stocks this week, although I did buy a few different stocks this week.

This past trading week I sold my share of AT&T stock.

CompanyTickerBuy Price Sell PriceDifferenceDividendFee% Gain
AT&TT$33.28$33.75$0.47$0.00-$0.021.35%
Total$33.28$33.75$0.47$0.00-$0.021.35%

To determine the % Gain, I used the following equation.

=(Difference + Dividend + Fee)/Buy Price. 

I mentioned last week that I would maybe buy stocks that weren't paying dividends. I didn't hold this AT&T stock for very long, and I had a 1.35% return on it. It isn't reasonable to expect 5%+ gains on all of trades, and I am happy with any sort of gain. I am probably being bull-headed by holding on to my OHI stock, and I will incur "opportunity costs" by this bull-headedness. This "opportunity cost" means I could be using that money to buy other stocks and get positive gains from that. I've held OHI for this long though, that I feel like I can wait a little bit longer to break even on it.

Below is a chart of what I bought this week.

StockTickerSharesBuy Price
AT&TTicker1$33.28
Coca-ColaKO2$86.65
DisneyDIS1$118.44
TwitterTWTR1$25.90
Waste ManagementWM1$53.62
Total$317.89

I bought KO, DIS, and WM for the upcoming dividends. I bought Twitter because I like it as a social media platform and I like the CEO, Jack Dorsey.

Below is information on my year-to-date (YTD) investing numbers.

MITCH Investing - 2015
Dividends Received$5.28
$'s Gained$60.60
Dividend % of Gain8.71%
Overall % Gain12.12%
You can click on the investing tab or here to see what stocks I currently have in my Robinhood portfolio.

Signed,

Mitch

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