February was the worst month for the U.S. markets since the presidential election with the market closing down almost -4%. This of course follows one of the better months for the stock market with the S&P index being up 5.6% in January. The market was in full reaction mode with the announcement of potentially new tariff’s for imported steel and aluminum.
The portfolio overall value definitely took a big size hit this month but I’m still not worried. I managed to passively make a good chunk of money due to my holding of high quality dividend stocks.
Another bit of portfolio news, HCN is now called WELL.
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Welcome to my Dividend Portfolio Update for January 2018! The first month of 2018 has come to a close and it was another strong month for the market (At the time of this writing, the market has dropped considerably).
I also did a little housekeeping with my cash since my Robinhood account was getting pretty high and I wasn’t finding anything noteworthy to buy. I went ahead and transferred $5,000 back into my savings to collect that sweet 1% until something big catches my eye.
Also, I went ahead and coded a new database driven webpage for my portfolio page. I was getting tired of screenshotting my spreadsheet and pasting it every month. I also made a quick screener for David Fish’s Dividend Champion spreadsheet that he releases every month. I use this as a quick reference instead of having to open the spreadsheet each time. It’s not entirely useful right now but I plan on adding more to it eventually.
Enough blabbing, let’s go ahead with the update.
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I hope everybody had a good Thanksgiving and made the time to spend it with their loved ones!
Also if you live in the States, Black Friday descended upon us and thankfully my family didn’t spend too much. Every year there seems like there are less deals which is a good thing because my wallet wouldn’t like it very much. It’s good to treat yourself every now and then but it’s also important to keep an eye on the prize—passive income!
The portfolio had a great month that includes over 3% growth! We’re in a really strong bull market and it just keeps on surprising both myself and wallstreet.
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Another quick month has come and gone and I hope everybody had a fun and safe Halloween as holiday season is now officially in effect. With Thanksgiving and Christmas on their way, I hope everybody finds some time to spend with their loved ones. Perhaps instill on them the values of dividend investing! 😉
In a surprising turn of events, I managed to sell two stocks this month. One was due to its price spiking insanely high prompting me to go ahead and take the growth versus keeping it for the long run. The other sell was due to trimming down a position that had inflated when I decided to average down.
In other news, I signed up for a service called MoviePass (referral link) that allows me to see any standard 2D film in theaters. It’s limited to one ticket a day but that’s a lot of potential movies you can see in a month and it only costs $9.99 a month. I’ve used it for the last two months and so far I’ve had zero issues with it. This isn’t something I usually talk about since saving is usually what the name of the game is about but I’m a big movie lover and this definitely helps saves. If you think you’d be interested in something like that, please feel free to use my link above for a small kickback for myself.
Let’s get to the portfolio review for the Month of October!
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If one wants to get involved with the purchasing of high quality dividends in order to achieve passive income and long term wealth, they often ask how much money do I need to get started investing? Continue reading “How Much Money Do I Need to Get Started Investing?”