Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 8/27/2021

It was a good week for the stock market. Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ were up this week. It was a good week for my accounts too. I was not very active investing this week. It was a slow week for dividends. I also did not do a lot of buying/selling or options trading. Let’s check out the details below!

Dividends

The following dividends were received in the Traditional IRA this week:

  • British American Tobacco ADR (BTI) – $18.03 (after fees)

This dividend was reinvested back into the underlying position.

The following dividends were received in the Roth IRA this week:

  • Nationwide Risk Managed Income ETF (NUSI) – $0.42

This dividend was reinvested back into the underlying position.

This week was a slow week for dividends. The total amount of dividends received this week was $18.45.

Buys/Sells

The following buys were made in the Traditional IRA this week:

  • Kroger Co. (KR) – 2 shares

I am continuing to build out my position in KR. The goal is to get it 100 shares. This buy puts me at just over 92 shares, so I am almost to my goal.

The following buys were made in the 401k this week:

  • Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund Admiral Shares – 0.3962 shares
  • Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund Admiral Shares – 3.6304 shares
  • Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares – 2.6949 shares
  • DFA Commodity Strategy Portfolio – 2.0925 shares
  • DFA Global Real Estate Sector Portfolio – 0.8151 shares
  • Vanguard Total International Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares – 1.235 shares

These buys are made automatically based of my allocation settings.

The following buys were made in the Roth IRA this week:

  • Amplify Enhanced Dividend Income ETF (DIVO) – 0.5 shares

I added to DIVO to help boost the income generated in this account.

No sells were made this week.

Options Trading

The following options trades were made in the Traditional IRA:

  • Invesco Mortgage REIT (IVR) – bought a closing transaction on a covered call expiring January 21, 2022 for a premium of -$6.03 after fees
  • Invesco Mortgage REIT (IVR) – sold a covered call at a strike price of $3 expiring on August 27, 2021 for a premium of $12.31 after fees.
  • Invesco Mortgage REIT (IVR) – 100 shares were assigned and called away when a covered call expired in the money on August 27, 2021.

IVR is a short term position for me. It has been used to collect options premium and dividends. The plan is to move out of this position at a profit. The total options premium received this week was $6.28. Cash received from the covered call being assigned was $299.99.

Account Updates

The Traditional IRA finished the week at about $119,657. This is up $433 over the previous week.

The Roth IRA finished the week at about $824. This is up $11 over the previous week.

The 401k finished the week at about $8,773. This is up $309 over the previous week. This includes the automatic bi-weekly contribution of about $177.

The taxable brokerage account finished the week at about $328. This is up $16 over the previous week.

My small amount of bitcoin finished the week at $21.06. This is up $2.04 over the previous week. This includes a small addition from a reward I earned through Lolli from making a purchase.

The total amount invested is now up to about $129,603. This is up $771 over the previous week. If you would like to see all of the positions in my investment accounts you can click on Portfolios in the menu or follow this link: https://bluecollarbill.com/portfolios/

Wrap Up

The total amount of dividends and options premium received this week was $24.73. This was a very poor week for income but that’s okay because the month is shaping up to a really good month. All of the accounts grew this week which is nice to see. I continue to work my plan and build my wealth. That wraps it up for this week. Thanks for following along.

*Disclaimer – I am not a financial professional. The information shared here should not be considered financial advice. I am just a factory worker sharing my experience as I strive to achieve financial freedom. Before investing or making any financial decision do your own research and due diligence or consider seeking the advice of a financial and/or tax professional.

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I use the free version on trackyourdividends.com. This is a quick an easy way for me to track my estimated annual income from dividends.

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Published by Bill

I am just a blue collar factory worker trying to reach financial independence by spending less, earning more, saving and investing.

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