Saturday, November 30, 2019

2 Month Update

    This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 


   Comparing my 3.21% November profit to the market averages.


     My recorded profits (3.21%) beat the market averages ( DOW 2.2%, S&P 1.8%) but I also EARNED another $1.83 to be recorded in December. That $1.83 does not count in November (but I earned it) and will help December.

     OCTOBER          7.22%
     NOVEMBER        3.21%
           total          10.43% =43% of my projected 24% annual return

     Comparing my total return (started October 14) to the market for the same time frame.


     My 10.43% out performs the DOW 4.9% and the S&P 3.8%. What did your money earn?

     The money I make is not important to you, just the percentages as your account balances my not be the same as mine.

Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

     
     

November 2019 Recap

  This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

NOVEMBER, 2019
Starting balance $103.61 x 2% = $2.07 to stay on track for 24% yearly profits.

1.  $103.61 + $0.53 = $104.14

4. $104.14 + $0.20 = $104.34
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15. $104.34 + $0.30 = $104.64

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20. $104.64 + $0.75 =  $105.39
21.
22. $105.39 + $0.90 (ETRN dividend) = $106.29
   
25. $106.29 + $0.65 = $106.94
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Total profit $3.33 (3.21%)         total $106.94
 December contribution                      $ 50.00
 December Trading Limit..................$156.94

Profit needed to maintain 2%  a month  $3.14

Captured dividends to be payed and recorded in December.
December   2   $0.71  HP @  $0.71
                    2   $0.62  IVZ @ $0.31 x 2
                  16   $0.50  WPG @ $0.25 x2
                         $1.83 total


Disclaimer,  I am not a professional.






Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday 11/29/2019

     This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

Monthly 2% exceeded. $2.07 needed, $3.33 made.

 $103.61 (Self imposed November trading limit) 
- $ 36.00 invested 2 IVZ @ $18.00 ($0.62 payable 12/2)
- $ 23.80 invested 2 ERTN @ $11.90 
- $ 8.48  invested 2 WPG @ $4.24($0.50 payable 12/16)
- $ 23.50 invested 1 MUR @ $23.50 
  $ 11.83 balance to invest

    WPG ex-date 11/29, meaning The $0.50 ($.25 x 2) is "captured" and will be payed on 12/16 even if I sell the stock today. You must buy before ex-date and hold until ex-date to receive the dividend. It does not help with November earning but adds to December earning as I will record it when the dividend is payed. 
    Always do what is best for your account and not worry about individual months.
   
    Today (Friday after Thanksgiving) is always a short (1/2 day) trading day and the volume is lower.

7:00am (CST)
     Enter "limit-Day" SELL orders
     2 IVZ @ $18.18
     2 ETRN @ $12.12
     2 WPG @ $4.40
     1 MUR @ $24.25

As always, the market may dictate changing the price of any order.


Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wednesday 11/27/2019

Monthly 2% exceeded. $2.07 needed, $3.33 made.

     $103.61 (Self imposed November trading limit)
   - $ 36.00 invested 2 IVZ @ $18.00 ($0.62 payable 12/2)
   - $ 23.80 invested 2 ERTN @ $11.90 
   - $  8.48  invested 2 WPG @ $4.24 ($0.50 ex-date 11/29)
     $35.33 balance to invest

     Another day with no trading but my unsettled funds turned to cash overnight.

7:10am (CST)
     Enter "Limit Ext-Day" SELL orders
     2 IVZ @ $18.18
     2 ERTN @ $12.15
     2 WPG @ $4.54

     I will be watching IVZ and WPG closely and may lower my sell prices in order to close my positions.

     IVZ, anything $18.00 or above and I would break even (having already captured the $0.31 a share dividend payable 12/2). That would free up the money invested in the stock.

9:30am (CST)
     Enter "Limit-Day" BUY order
     1 MUR @ $23.50

9:47am (CST)
     Filled 1 MUR @ $23.50
     MUR is a dividend paying stock that has already payed for this quarter, I bought the stock to make a profit on the stock price or hold until next quarter.

    $35.33
  - $23.50   1 MUR
    $11.83 balance to invest

 

 

   
Disclaimer, I am not a professional. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday 11/26/2019

Monthly 2% exceeded. $2.07 needed, $3.33 made.

     $103.61 (Self imposed November trading limit)
   - $ 36.00 invested 2 IVZ @ $18.00 ($0.62 payable 12/2)
   - $ 23.80 invested 2 ERTN @ $11.90 
   - $  8.48  invested 2 WPG @ $4.24 ($0.50 ex-date 11/29)
     $ 25.80 unsettled funds
     $  9.53 balance to invest

     As usual Tuesday finds me leaving as the market opens and back about noon.

6:30am (CST)
     Enter "Limit-Ext-Day" SELL orders
     2 IVZ @ $18.18
     2 ETRN @ $12.15
     2 WPG @ $4.54

     WPG looks strong in early pre-market trading, $4.47, pre-market does not always carry over when the market opens but with a 11/29 ex-date it just leaves today and tomorrow. Thursday is Thanksgiving and Friday 11/29 is the ex-date (trading without the dividend).
   

Disclaimer, I am not a professional..

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday 11/25/2019

Monthly 2% profit exceeded. $2.07 needed, $2.68 made.

    $103.61 (Self imposed November trading limit)
   -$  36.00 invested 2 IVZ @ $18.00 ($0.62 payable 12/2)
   -$  23.80 invested 2 ETRN @ $11.90 (payed $0.90 div 11/22)
   -$    8.48 invested 2 WPG @ $4.24 ($0.50 ex-date 11/29)
   -$  25.80 invested 1 FANH @ $25.80 ($0.30 ex-date 12/4)
    $    9.53 balance to invest

     This is a short week , Thursday is Thanksgiving, to end the month of November.

 7:30am (CST)  
     Enter "Limit-Ext-Day" SELL trades
     2 IVZ @ $18.18
     2 ETRN @ $12.15
     2 WPG @  $4.44 
     1 FAHN @ $26.82 (this may be lowered after the open)

     WPG pays $0.25 per share with ex-date 11/29. I would prefer to take a $0.20 profit before ex-date because I would then have the money to find another opportunity.  My goal is to make a profit and reinvest.

9:15am (CST)
    MODIFIED
    1 FANH @ $26.45 (SELL)

 9:57am (CST)
    1 FANH "sold" @ $26.45

                    paid    $25.80
             Profit     $  0 .65 (2.51% ROI)


 No one ever went broke taking a profit.
Disclaimer, I am not a professional.
   


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Seriously, are you listening to yourself!!

     You are ROFL at the peanut money (a couple of bucks) I made this month. While the whole time saying I DO NOT have $50 a month to invest. How is $50 insurmountable but $2 is chicken feed?

     IF you can not find $50 a month, how are you EVER going to have ANY money to invest. Are you going to look back with regrets when that $50 a month that you couldn't afford, (total BS by the way) turns in $1,000, that MUST sound like a HUGE sum when you say you can't find $50.

     You can not sit on your butt and expect to achieve your goal, UNLESS sitting on you butt IS you goal.

     $50 is not very much money but IT is a start. Wealth (relative to your current financial situation) can be built over time.

     Remember it only takes $2500 @ 2% monthly to make $50 that VERY LARGE amount you do not currently have.

     Of course this post pisses you off. Since your legs are too short to kick yourself, someone needs too.

   

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Interest and Comments

     I thought there might be some interest in building a nest egg using a small monthly deposit but I guess I was wrong as I am not receiving any comments (even thou they will not be published if you ask) or questions.

   

FANH is a ADS

     My FANH trade is a ADS and I would prefer to take a profit and not wait for the dividend payout.


      Using my FREE dividend calendar, this is why I chose to enter this trade.

      I did not see any company news that would drive the stock down over 4% today. Since this is a Chinese company, just the "trade war" rhetoric out of Washington seems to be moving the stock.

     It was in the middle of the 52wk range.

     A low P/E (can not always trust foreign companies numbers)(but I do not always trust American companies).

     A 4.5% dividend yield.

     Nice volume.

    Since collecting my ETRN dividend last night, I have excessed my 2% profit goal for the month.
   
  Disclaimer, I am not a professional.  

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday 11/22/2019

Monthly target of 2% = $2.07 - $1.78 (made) = $0.29 needed

     $103.61 (self imposed November trading limit)
    -$ 36.00 invested 2 IVZ @ $18.00 ($0.62 payable 12/2)
    -$ 23.80 invested 2 ETRN @ $11.90 ($0.90 payable 11/22)
    -$   8.48 invested 2 WPG @ $4.24 ($0.50 ex-date11/29)
     $ 35.33 balance to invest

     Enter "Limit Ext-Day) SELL orders
     2 IVZ @ $18.18
     2 ETRN @ $12.15
     2 WPG @ $4.34

ETRN dividend will be credited to my account today (recorded tomorrow).

8:00am (CST)
     Watchlist at open:
     KTB $35 or under
     MUR $23.75 or under
     SU $31.25 or under

10:15am (CST)
     Enter "Limit-Day" BUY order
     1 SU @ $31.25
 12:20 (CST) CANCELED

12:21pm (CST)
     Enter "Limit-Day" BUY order
     1 FANH @ $25.80..... FILLED







Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thursday 11/21/2019

     This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

Monthly target of 2% = $2.07 - $1.78 (made) = $0.29 (needed)

     $103.61 (self imposed November trading limit)
   - $ 36.00 invested 2 IVZ @ $18.00 ($0.62 payable 12/2)
   - $ 23.80 invested 2 ETRN @ $11.90 ($0.90 payable 11/22)
   - $   8.48 invested 2 WPG @ $4.24 ($0.50 ex-date 11/29)
     $ 34.50 (unsettled funds)
     $   0.83 balance

7:40am (CST)
     Enter "Limit-Ext-Day" SELL orders
     2 IVZ @ IVZ @ $18.18
     2 ETRN @  $12.15
     2 WPG @ $ $4.34

     I enter "day" orders instead of "GTC" (Good Till Canceled) orders for the benefit of new readers and so you do not have to reread old posts to understand.

     

     





Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday 11/20/2019

     This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

Monthly target of 2% = $2.07 - $1.03 (made) = $1.04 (needed)

     $103.61 (self imposed November trading limit)
   - $ 36.00 invested 2 IVZ ($0.62 payable 12/2)
   - $ 23.80 invested 2 ETRN ($0.90 payable 11/22)
   - $ 34.50 invested 1 SLB (ex-date 12/3 = $0.50)
     $  9.31 to invest

   
7:20am (CST)
     Enter "Limit Ext-day" SELL trades
     2 IVZ @ $18.18
     2 ETRN @ $12.15
     1 SLB @ $35.25

7:45am (CST)
     While I prefer stocks trading above $10, I do not like having almost 9% in cash ($9.31). I will take "small" positions in under $10 stocks to keep my money invested.

8:18am (CST)
     Enter "Limit Ext-day" BUY order
     2 WPG @ $4.24

8:28am (CST)
     Filled 2 WPG @ $4.24

10:01am (CST)
     Filled SELL order 1 SLB @ $35.25 ($0.75 profit)

     $0.75 profit is more than the $0.50 dividend (take the money and run). I will now have cash on Friday to invest. Do not regret "lost opportunity" when the stock price continues to go higher after you have sold. The stock did what you asked it to do, BE HAPPY!
     A perfect example of "being greedy" is our sale of HP @ $41.45, it went higher after our sale but is not $2.50 BELOW our sale price. Do not be greedy!
     By selling when our goal is achieved, we now have money to find another opportunity.

Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday 11/19/2019

     This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

Monthly target of 2% = $2.07 - $1.03 (made) = $1.04 (needed)

      $103.61 (self imposed November trading limit)
      $  36.00 invested 2 IVZ ($0.62 payable 12/2)
      $  23.80 invested 2 ETRN ($0.90 payable 11/22)
      $ 43.81 to invest

      Tuesday and I will leave just after the market opens and will return about noon time. Please, do not thing you have to watch the market to be invested and make money.
      With "Limit Orders" you can enter the order when the market is closed and it will be activated when the market opens.

7:00am (CST)
     Enter "Limit Ext-Day)  SELL orders
     2 ETRN @ $12.15
     2 IVZ @ $18.18

     SLB still looks attractive so I will enter a "Limit Ext-Day " BUY order
     1 SLB @ $34.50

7:52am (CST)
    Filled 1 SLB @ $34.50

    Enter "Limit Ext-Day " SELL order
    1 SLB @ $35.00

     $43.81 to invest
    -$34.50 invested SLB
     $9.31 balance to invest

8:24am (CST)
   MODIFIED ORDER
   1 SLB @ $35.35







Disclaimer, I am not a professional.


   
   



Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday 11/18/2019

         This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

 Monthly target of 2% = $2.07 - $1.03 (made) = $1.04 (needed)

      $103.61 (self imposed November trading limit)
      $  36.00 invested 2 IVZ ($0.62 payable 12/2)
      $  23.80 invested 2 ETRN ($0.90 payable 11/22)
      $  41.15 unsettled funds (cash on 12/19)
      $   2.66 to invest

     About the $41.15 unsettled funds. I sold HP for $41.45 but can only use $41.15 because of my self impose monthly limit.


      I need $1.04 additional profit this month to reach my 2% goal, ETRN dividend of $0.45 (per share) x 2 = $0.90 payable (recordable) on 11/2...... $1.04 - $0.90 = $0.14 net still needed this month.

7:30am (CST)
     Since my proceeds from my HP sale will not be available (unsettled funds) until tomorrow, I will concentrate on trying to sell IVZ and ETRN.

     Enter "Limit Ext-Day" trades
     2 IVZ @ $18.18
     2 ETRN @ $12.15

     Over the weekend I always update my "wish list". I drop stocks that have gone "ex-date" already and add one week further into the future.  I generally include the present week and 2 weeks further in the future.
   
8:32am (CST)
     SLB in the low $34s is a "buy" but I have no cash today. Hope it holds these lows until tomorrow. This is what keeps me excited about the market. 

10:20am (CST)
     AMC, I love when a stock I am interested in is down the day before I have money to buy it. The more stocks I watch the better information I have for a buying decision. Wow, 52wk low, RED FLAG until it recovers

     I mention these today because not everyone is on the same buying schedule. Even if you have no money, you get an insight to my thought process.




Disclaimer, I am not a profressional.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Handling Bad Trades in the Stock Market

         This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

     Inevitably you will have a stock trade the goes badly and you will have to decide when to sell at a loss (loss/gain only accrue when you sell a stock).  Every day price fluctuations are just "paper loss/gain".

     Since we do not put all our eggs in one basket (meaning all our money in one stock), we can wait and see if the stock price will recover. HP, that I just sold for a profit is a great example. After I purchased HP, it went down and gave me a "paper loss".  I simply waited for it to recover and sold at a profit (and captured the dividend).

     All dividend payouts (recorded when paid, not captured) and profits from the sale of stocks, makeup the total "gains". Any losses will be charged against those profits.

     You can actually sell a stock at a loss but still make money if the dividend payout is larger than the loss. Buy a stock for $40.00, capture the dividend of $0.60, and sell the stock for $39.75.

     You had a loss of $0.25 on the stock but a $0.60 dividend for net gain of $0.35. That is not always the case and "buying" stocks you are willing to keep for awhile is important.

    An example is IVZ that I purchased to capture the $0.31 (quarterly) dividend. The stock closed @ $17.45 on Friday. That is down $0.45 from my purchase price of $18.00, even with my $0.31 dividend I am still at a loss.

     If I hold the stock for another 90 days (a quarter), I will receive another dividend of $0.31. Even if the stock does not recover, I will have made $0.31 x 2 = $0.62. I could now sell at a loss and still make a profit.

     Other times it my be prudent to just sell at a loss and charge it against your profits. The proceeds from the sale might be do better if invested in another stock. However, a loss is a loss and should not be taken lightly.

     When you set realistic goals (ours is 2% a month or 24% yearly), selling at a loss (charge offs) is acceptable if we maintain our goals.

     2% a month does not mean 2% EVERY month but the accumulative average. I great percentage monthly gain might be the proper time to unload a stock you know longer believe in.

     Purging your portfolio of bad performing stocks when possible will keep your portfolio healthy.

     "Wait for Recovery", "Sell at a Loss"...… seems I am talking out of both sides of my mouth. Any one can makes money "buying low/selling high", knowing when to cut your losses is the hard part.

     At least buying dividend paying stocks (not the only stocks I buy), you get paid to wait.

   
Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Using the Stock Dividend Calender "Part 3"

          This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

      Please read, part 1 and part 2  before reading this post to fully understand it.

     The Facts Sheet provides valuable stock information to help with your selection.
      I increased the size but you can always "click" on photos to enlarge them even more.
     This "screen shot" of the fact sheet for XOM was taken 11/8.

     Starting at the top and working our way down, first on the left and then on the right, I will explain the areas I feel are important to me and why. 

      XOM       70.77      - 1.37      (1.9%)
stock symbol, current price, amount up/down, percentage loss/gain.

     The stock symbol and name of company = incase you are not familiar with the stock
     Current price = can I afford the share price (I prefer stocks $10 and above)
     Amount up/down = I prefer to buy when the stock price is down for the day 
     Percentage loss/gain = Just recovering to yesterdays close will yield the percentage of loss

     OPEN    71.61
     This is the first stock transaction as the market opens (has nothing to do with pre-market transactions)

     PREV. CLOSE    72.14
     The last trade of normal market hours yesterday (has nothing to do with after-market trading yesterday)

     LOW/HI   70.66 - 71.80
      The price range low to hi for the current day = where the current price falls within the range  

     52 WK     64.64 - 83.75
     The price range low/hi for the last 52 weeks (1 yr range) = buy at 52wk low and it will almost always go lower, buy at 52wk hi and you may have paid the highest price for a long time to come

     P/E Ratio    17.38
     Price/Earning Ratio = if this is N/A, then the company has no earning

     DIV YIELD     4.9%
     Yearly dividend yield = I prefer "quarterly payout" (4 times a year), for this stock the 4.9% / 4 =  1.22% paid 4 times a year, this gives the stock price room to move up ahead of the dividend ex-date

     STOCK TYPE     Common
     Stock type refers to how the stock is classified = Stay away from MLP's until you know the tax implications of its dividend payouts. REIT's are required to pay out large precentages of their profits by law (this can be both good and bad)
      
     SECTOR     Energy
     This explains what sector your stock is in = do not have all your stocks in 1 sector if you own multiple stocks 

     INDUSTRY     Oil & Gas Integrated 
     Show the part of the SECTOR the is in = you might like the "energy sector" but not like "oil & gas"

     NEXT EARNINGS 
     Date when company earnings will be announced 

     AVG (90day)
     Average daily volume for the past 90 days = low volume (25,000 or less) might make it hard to find a buyer when you need to sell (never take a large position in a thinly traded stock)


   Then I say, "I prefer", that does not mean a "hard set rule".  Every day and every trade is evaluated in the moment. 
     
     
Disclaimer, I am not a professional
  

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday 11/15/2019

Monthly target of 2% =$2.07 - $0.73 (made) = $1.34 needed

     $103.61 (self-imposed November trading limit)
    -$ 41.15 invested HP ($0.71 payable 12/2)
    -$ 36.00 invested 2 IVZ ($0.62 payable 12/2)
    -$ 23.80 invested 2 ETRN ($0.90 payable 11/22)
     - $ 0.00 (unsettled funds) 
        $2.66 to invest 

7:00am (CDT)
     Enter "EXT-limit order" 1 HP @ $41.45
     Enter "EXT-limit order" 2 ETRN @ $12.15
     Enter "EXT-limit order" 2 IVZ @ $18.18

Next Friday I will receive $0.90 in dividends from ETRN.

8:32am (CST)
 Sold 1 HP @ $41.45 = $0.30 profit and dividend capture ( $0.71, Dec 2)

3:30pm (CST)
      Today is an example of "take the money and run", HP closed down nearly $1 from my sell price of $41.45. Had I not entered my order before the spike at the market open, I would have missed it. Any order can be modified.
      With a $0.30 profit and $0.71 dividend (12/2) = $1.01 on a $41.15 investment. Nice 2.45% ROI.

       The $0.30 profit and the $0.73 already made = $1.03, with $1.04 still needed ( not counting the $0.90 payable 11/22) for my 2% monthly target and $1.33 (dividends) already made for December.

Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday 11/14/2019

Monthly target of 2% =$2.07 - $0.73 (made) = $1.34 needed

     $103.61 (self-imposed November trading limit)
    -$ 41.15 invested HP ($0.71 payable 12/2)
    -$ 36.00 invested 2 IVZ ($0.62 payable 12/2)
    -$ 23.80 invested 2 ETRN ($0.90 payable 11/22)
     - $ 0.00 (unsettled funds) 
        $2.66 to invest 

6:10am (CDT)
     Enter "EXT-limit order" 1 HP @ $41.45
     Enter "EXT-limit order" 2 ETRN @ $12.15
     Enter "EXT-limit order" 2 IVZ @ $18.18

      HP reports earning today.   
Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday 11/13/2019

Monthly target of 2% =$2.07 - $0.73 (made) = $1.34 needed

     $103.61 (self-imposed November trading limit)
    -$ 41.15 invested HP ($0.71 payable 12/2)
    -$ 36.00 invested 2 IVZ ($0.62 payable 12/2)
    -$ 23.80 invested 2 ETRN ($0.90 payable 11/22)
      $ 2.66 total
    - $ 0.00 (unsettled funds) 
       $2.66 to invest 

7:30am (CDT)
     Enter "EXT-limit order" 1 HP @ $41.35
     Enter "EXT-limit order" 2 ETRN @ $12.15
     Enter "EXT-limit order" 2 IVZ @ $18.18




Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday 11/12/2019

          This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

     $103.61 (self-imposed November trading limit)
     $ 41.15 invested in HP ($0.71 payable 12/2)
     $ 36.00 invested in IVZ ($0.62 payable 12/2)
     $ 23.80 invested in ETRN  2 @ $11.90 (ex-date 11/12)
     $  2.66 total
     $  0.00 unsettled funds
     $  2.66 to invest
     
8:00am (CST)
     My 2 shares of ETRN captured $0.45 each overnight for a total of $0.90, payable on 11/22 adding to my monthly profits (when payed and recorded).

     Enter "EXT-limit  sell order" 1 HP @ $41.41
     Enter "EXT- limit sell order" 2 IVZ @ $18.18

9:40am (CST)
    CHANGED 1 HP @ $41.35

3:15pm (CST)
     Another day with no trade. It is easy for a beginner trader to get discouraged but REMEMBER this is a marathon not a sprint. We are into making money, not trading.
     Our account is ahead of our projected 24% a year profits.
   
Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday 11/11/2019

     This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

Monthly target of 2% =$2.07 - $0.73 (made) = $1.34 needed

     $103.61 (self-imposed monthly trading limit)
    -$ 42.15 invested in HP ($0.71 payable 12/2)
    -$ 36.00 invested in IVZ ($0.62 payable 12/2)
     $ 26.43 total
     $ 0.00 unsettled funds
     $26.43 to invest

7:45am (CST)
     HP and IVZ have captured their dividend and I would like to sell them.

     Enter "limit EXT day" sell trade 1 HP @ $41.41
     Enter "limit EXT day" sell trade 2 IVZ @ $18.18

     Rather ambitious prices on what looks like a down day. I like to always have "sell orders" entered because I never know when I will be away from my computer and DO NOT want to miss my price point. Remember I can always change the price "up or down".

8:05am (CST)
     Enter "limit EXT day" BUY 1 MUR @ $24.00

9:00am (CST)
    CANCELED, buy 1 MUR @ $24.00
    Enter "limit day" BUY 2 ETRN @ $11.90

9:15am (CST)
    2 ETRN @ $11.90 purchased

9:50am (CST)
    Enter "limit day order" SELL 2 ETRN @ $12.16

1:40pm (CST)
     CANCELED SELL 2 ETRN @ $12.16




Disclaimer, I am not a professional.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Using the Stock Dividend Calendar "Part 2"

        This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start.

  Please read "PART1" first. I will discuss these in this post.
Most areas are "clickable", but I just discuss what is most useful to me (your information needs may differ".

5. "Fast Sheet" looks like a typed page with a corner turned down.
 Please READ everything on this page as ALL the information for making a potential trade is here. This is the heart of a potential trade AND I will make a separate post about it.

6. "Yield"
     "Click on Yield" is it will arrange "low to high", click again and will arrange "high to low". This is useful as I target 4% or above stocks. No need to look at stocks I am not interested in, plus I might miss one if they are still random.

7. "Frequency" tells us how often the dividend is payed. 

8. "Type", self-explanatory. For the most part, I use "common".

9.  "Ex-date", buy the stock before and hold until this date and you receive the dividend. Buy on this date and you will not receive the dividend. EX means without.

10. "Pay Date", the dividend you earned by holding until "ex-date" will be payed to your account on "pay-date". Important, you "DO NOT" have to hold the stock until "pay-date" to receive the dividend. You "captured" the dividend on ex-date and that is all that matters.
     The "pay-date" is determined by the company (for bookkeeping) and will very from company to company. Generally from a week to a month.

Disclaimer, I am not a professional



Using the Stock Dividend Calendar "Part 1"

          This post is a continuation of the $50 a month stock challenge I started October 14, 2019.  Click on, "No Commission Stock Trades", on the right side of the page to read from the start. 

     There are several "FREE" stock dividend calendars on the web (do not PAY for one). The market chameleon is the one I use at the present time.
     A pop-up window will ask you to "sign-up", I just "X" out of every time it appears. I can use any of the features I need without signing up.
     Click the link above and the calendar will open on the present trading day. The screen shot is for November 8, 2019.


     These are the areas I will discuss in part 1.

1. Present trading date. Click on any of the days shown and it will move to that day.

2. Want to view a date not shown click on "view another date" and a pop-up calendar will appear for you to select any date you want.

3. "Dividends for symbol" box is where you can enter a stock symbol to find the dividend date.
I added WMT (WalMart) for demonstration purposes.
Great information on this page. You see what past dividends were payed (its increase or decrease), when an ANNOUNCED (sure thing) dividend will be payed, and PROJECTED (could be changed or canceled) dividend will be payed.

4. The "stock type" box lets you (if you have a preference) choose what stocks appear. 
For beginners "common stock" is what we all hear about. You can use this feature or not, the "stock type" will always appear on the information under this collum.  MLPs pay great dividends but can cause "tax issues" in some types of accounts on its dividend payouts, just stay away from them until you ask your tax adviser.

Disclaimer, I am not a professional.



 

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