Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for the Week Ending 10/01/2021

The stock market had a rough week. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were both down quite a bit this week before rallying a little bit on Friday. Even with the rally on Friday, it was still a down week for the market. My accounts were down as well. Despite the volatility in the market this week, I stuck to my plan. Let’s check out how my week went.

Dividends

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

  • Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – $77.81
  • Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) – $5.01
  • PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) – $23.28
  • iShares Trust Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO) – $0.46
  • Broadcom Inc. (AVGO) – $18.79
  • Brookfield Renewable Corp. (BEPC) – $10.11

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

  • Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – $0.47
  • Nationwide Risk Managed Income ETF (NUSI) – $0.60
  • Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) – $0.09
  • Invesco Nasdaq Next Generation ETF (QQQJ) – $0.05
  • Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) – $0.21
  • Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) – $0.20
  • Huntington Bancshares Inc. (HBAN0 – $0.74
  • Amplify CWP Enhanced Dividend Income ETF (DIVO) – $0.17

All dividends received this week in the IRAs were reinvested into the underlying positions with the exception of DGRO due to the position being liquidated.

The following dividends were received in the taxable brokerage account this week:

  • Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – $0.14
  • Amplify CWP Enhanced Dividend Income ETF (DIVO) – $0.02
  • Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) – $0.02

The dividends in this account were deposited into the core and will be reinvested at a future time.

The total amount of dividends received this week was $138.17

Buys/Sells

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

  • Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) – 0.50 shares

The following buys were made in the taxable brokerage account this week:

  • Shopify Inc. (SHOP) – $1.87
  • Zillow Group Inc. (Z) – $1.39
  • Chewy Inc. (CHWY) – $3.36
  • Roku Inc. (ROKU) – $1.47
  • Amazon (AMZN) – $1.97
  • Pinterest Inc. (PINS) – $1.13
  • Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – $1.95
  • Alibaba (BABA) – $3.11
  • PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) – $1.13
  • Amplify CWP Enhanced Dividend Income ETF (DIVO) – $1.19
  • Teladoc Health Inc. (TDOC) – $1.72

No sells were made this week.

Options Trading

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

  • Kroger Co. (KR) – bought a closing transaction on a covered call expiring October 1, 2021 for a premium of -$1.03 including fees.
  • Kroger Co. (KR) – sold a covered call at a strike price of $43 expiring on October 15, 2021 for a premium of $9.46 after fees.

The total amount of options premium received this week was $8.43.

Account Updates

The Traditional IRA finished the week at $116,161. This is down -$1,244 from the previous week.

The Roth IRA finished the week at about $890. This is down -$18 from the previous week.

The 401k finished the week at about $8,980. This is down -$97 from the previous week.

The taxable brokerage account finished the week at about $354. This is up $12 from the previous week. This total includes the monthly contribution of $25 so the account was actually down this week.

The little bit of bitcoin (BTC) that I have finished the week at $20.95. This is up $2.17 from the previous week.

The total amount invested is about $126,407. This is down -$1,343 from the previous week. All of the positions in my portfolio can be seen by clicking “Portfolios” in the menu above or following this link https://bluecollarbill.com/portfolios/

Wrap Up

The total amount of dividends and options premium received this week was $146.60. It was another down week for my accounts. With the market being down the past couple of weeks I have learned a little bit about myself as an investor. I have basically remained neutral as the market has gone down. I have not sold out of positions in a panic. I have not went on a major buying spree. I continue to work my plan. 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 M1 Finance for my taxable growth account. M1 Finance offers promotions for signing up. At the time of writing this post, the promotion is for $30. These promotions vary from time to time but is usually a $10 bonus. If you are interested in M1 Finance and want to support the blog here is my referral link: https://m1.finance/ktIiFeOI5zDr

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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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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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