Saturday, September 10, 2016

Investing Update 9/10/2016

Just yesterday alone, my stocks in Robinhood dropped 2.73%. I don't actually lose money until I sell the stocks, but it does raise concern why stocks dropped so much in one day. I did a quick Google search of "Why were stocks down today" and I found out it had to do with the fed and interest rates. This doesn't really concern me for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that I don't understand the whole interest rate thing very well. The second is that I'm disillusioned with letting that drama affect me and my investing. Maybe I should be more concerned with it, but I don't feel the need to get worked up about it.

I bought another share of Whole Foods this week to average down the average cost of this stock. I bought another share for $29.00.

  • The next dividend payment should be $0.135. 
  • This number times 4 payments a year = $0.54. 
  • $0.54/$29.00 = 1.86% yield. 

This yield is on the lower end, but Whole Foods payout ratio is low too. If I hold long term, and Whole Foods raises their dividend, I'll reach a 3%+ yield.


I received $3.49 in dividends just this week! This will probably be the biggest week for the rest of September, and the biggest week until December!

9/6/2016Southern CoSO$0.56
9/6/2016Johnson & JohnsonJNJ$0.80
9/7/2016Archer DanielsADM$0.30
9/9/2016Emerson ElectricEMR$0.48

Year-To-Date Update

1/1/20169/9/2016Change since Jan 1stAverage/Week
Robinhood Portfolio Value$607.87$1,757.37$1,149.50
Money from my pocket$550.00$1,566.00$1,016.00$28.68
Gains/Realized & Unrealized$48.08$151.16$103.08

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

2016 Investing Missions

2016 MissionAmount I haveAmount Needed% Complete
Received $75.00 in Dividends$37.32$75.0049.76%
Purchase 25 Dividend Stocks2825112.00%
2016 Calendar Year24836667.76%

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



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