Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Investing Summary

Here are my investing numbers for the 2017 calendar year.

1/1/201712/31/2017Change since Jan 1stAvg/Week
Robinhood Portfolio Value$2,186.18$3,586.18$1,400.00
Money from my pocket$1,876.00$2,902.00$1,026.00$19.68
Gains/Realized & Unrealized$250.91$546.42$295.51

I didn't invest as much as I would have liked into the Robinhood App this past year, but I made good progress. I have 47 different stocks in my Robinhood Portfolio, which is an increase from 2016. I am going forward into 2018 with a projected 240 dividend payments, which is equivalent to getting paid 2 out of every 3 days from dividends. 

Dividends Received in 2017$78.49
# of Dividends Received in 2017156
Average Dividend Payment Amount$0.503

Below are my $78.49 in dividends broken down by which company paid those dividends. 

Stock TickerStock NameDividends
GEGeneral Electric$5.04
VZVerizon Communications$4.66
QCOMQualcomm Inc$4.48
TAT&T Inc$3.92
EMREmerson Electric$3.85
JNJJohnson & Johnson$3.32
MSFTMicrosoft Corp.$3.18
PGProcter & Gamble$2.74
ITWIllinois Tool Works$2.73
ORealty Income Delaware$2.51
UNPUnion Pacific$2.50
DEJohn Deere$2.40
BNSBank of Nova Scotia$2.34
SOSouthern Company$2.30
INTCIntel Corporation$2.17
GISGeneral Mills$1.94
IPInternational Paper$1.86
BKHBlack Hills$1.83
PEGPub Svc Enterprise Group$1.72
FEFirst Energy$1.44
ADMArcher Daniels Midland$1.28
USBUS Bancorp$1.14
CSCOCisco Systems, Inc.$1.13
ABTAbbott Laboratories$1.08
DDRDDR Corp.$0.57
SBUXStarbucks Corporation$0.55
HPQHP Inc.$0.52
PFFiShares US Preferred ETF$0.48
KBWDPowerShares KBW High Div$0.33
SPHDPowerShares S&P 500$0.25
DIVGlobal X SuperDividend$0.24
SDIVGlobal X SuperDividend$0.24
GGPGeneral Growth Properties$0.22
PEYPowerShares High Yield$0.17
AMDAdvanced Micro Devices$0.00
DNKNDunkin Donuts$0.00
HPEHP Enterprise$0.00
PORPortland General Electric$0.00
STXSeagate Technology$0.00

Enjoy the last day of 2017!



Monday, December 25, 2017

Investing Update 12/25/2017

Hello and Happy Holidays!

Year-To-Date Update

1/1/201712/23/2017Change since Jan 1stAvg/Week
Robinhood Portfolio Value$2,186.18$3,595.46$1,409.28
Money from my pocket$1,876.00$2,902.00$1,026.00$20.12
Gains/Realized & Unrealized$250.91$557.42$306.51

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

Since January 1st, 2017, my portfolio has grown by $1,408.28. $1,026.00 of that growth (value increase) came from money out of my own pocket to buy more stocks. $76.77 of that growth came from dividends. $306.51 of that growth came from stock prices increasing.

Dividends Received

Dividends Received in 2017$76.77
# of Dividends Received in 2017149
Average Dividend Payment Amount$0.515

This Week's Stock Purchases

I did not buy any stocks this past week.

At this point in time, I have 47 stocks. 46 of those stocks pay dividends, and the other stock is AMD (I bought it because it is considered a "meme" stock, and I think the conversation around AMD is fun to follow).

I am able to buy so many different stocks due to not paying commission fees, thanks to the trading app called Robinhood. If you want to learn more about Robinhood, click here

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