Friday, January 22, 2016

Investing Update 1/22/2016

The market seemed to stabilize a little bit this week. There were days of heavy selling, but I saw a bit more green this week than last week. By green, I mean stock prices going up. I think the common mentality of dividend investors is that market swings don't concern us. Concern sets in when a company reduces the amount of money that is paid out for their dividend.

Year-To-Date Update

1/1/20161/22/2016Change since Jan 1st
Robinhood Portfolio Value$607.87$663.36$55.49
Money from my pocket$550.00$625.00$75.00
Gains/Realized & Unrealized$48.08$27.29-$20.79

The table above shows the change in my Robinhood portfolio since the start of 2016.

Robinhood Portfolio Value = (Money from my pocket) + (Dividends) + (Gains/Realized & Unrealized)


I didn't receive any dividends this week.

Stock Purchase

StockTickerSharesBuy PriceAvg. Price/ShareUpcoming Div.Div. Yield at Purchase
International PaperIP1$34.40$34.40$0.445.12%

IP was on my list of stocks to buy for my 2016 Investing Mission. It has an upcoming ex-dividend date around February 11th. I think I read recently that the stock was downgraded, but I still bought the stock. I'm interested in this stock due to their sustainability efforts. When I was working as an engineer, my company worked with IP, so I have some working knowledge of the company.

2016 Investing Missions

  • Purchase and hold 25 different stocks that pay dividends: 13/25 - 56% Completed (Not counting Disney stock)
  • Receive $75 in dividends: $1.28/$75.00 - 1.71% Completed.

You can click on the investing tab or here to see what stocks I currently have in my Robinhood portfolio.



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