Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for the Week Ending 9/24/2021

September has been a rocky month for the stock market. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ started the week by dropping down into the red. By the end of the week, both were able to make into the green, though the NASDAQ barely made it into the green. My accounts did not manage as well this week. Let’s check out the details of how my week went.

Dividends

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

  • Fidelity MSCI Information Technology ETF (FTEC) – $6.09
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) – $12.53

The following dividend was received in the Roth IRA this week:

  • Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN) – $0.16

All dividends received this week were reinvested into the underlying positions. The total amount of dividends received this week was $18.62.

Buys/Sells

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

  • Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – 30 shares
  • Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) – 32 shares
  • Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF (VTI) – 0.88 shares
  • Enbridge Inc. (ENB) – 10 shares

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

  • DFA Commodity Strategy Portfolio – 2.0335 shares
  • Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund Admiral Shares – 0.4004 shares
  • Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund Admiral Shares – 3.6494 shares
  • Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares – 2.7247 shares
  • DFA Global Real Estate Sector Portfolio – 0.8338 shares
  • Vanguard Total International Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Shares – 1.2421 shares

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

  • Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) – 2.117 shares which completely liquidated this position.
  • DT Midstream Inc. (DTM) – 10 shares which completely liquidated this position.
  • Lilium warrants (LILMW) – 10 shares which completely liquidated this position.
  • iShares Trust Core Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO) – 1.843 shares which completely liquidated this position.

I decided to make some changes to my accounts this week. I go into more detail on the changes I made and why I made these changes in the blog post here: https://bluecollarbill.com/2021/09/24/changing-my-investing-strategy/

Options Trading

The following options trades were made in the Traditional IRA this week:

  • Kroger Co. (KR) – sold a covered call at a strike price of $43 expiring on October 1, 2021 for a premium of $13.31 after fees.
  • AT&T Inc. (T) – sold a cash secured put at a strike price of $27 expiring on October 8, 2021 for a premium of $58.31 after fees.
  • Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) – sold a covered call at a strike price of $23.50 expiring on October 15, 2021 for a premium of $6.61 after fees.

The total amount of options premium received this week was $78.23.

Account Updates

The Traditional IRA finished the week at about $117,405. This is down -$128 from the previous week.

The Roth IRA finished the week at about $908. This is up $1 over the previous week.

The 401k finished the week at about $9,077. This is up $177 over the previous week. This total includes the bi-weekly contribution of about $177, so the account broke even this week.

The taxable brokerage account finished the week at about $342. This is down -$9 from the previous week.

The little bit of bitcoin that I have finished the week at $18.78. This is down -$2.27 from the previous week.

The total amount invested is now at about $127,750. This is up $38 over the previous week. If you take away the $177 contribution to the 401k the total amount invested would have been down this week. You can see all of the positions in my accounts by clicking on Portfolios in the menu or following this link: https://bluecollarbill.com/portfolios/

Wrap Up

The total amount of dividends and options premium received this week was $96.85. It was another down week for my accounts from an overall value standpoint. I still view it as a good week. I got some income from dividends and options premium. I also made some changes to the accounts which should help to bring in more income from dividends and options premium in the future as well as help the overall growth of the accounts. 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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Varo Bank is one of the banks that I use. From time to time the bank will run promotions. Currently, you can earn up to 3% on your savings with Varo, if you meet certain requirements. If you are interested in checking it out, here is my referral link: https://bank.varomoney.com/signup?r=William360

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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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