Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 10/22/21

Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose all week until Friday when both tailed off a little bit. Despite tailing off at the end of the week it was still a positive week in the stock market. This week was a down week for dividends. I did make quite a few buys this week. This is due in part to the regular bi-weekly contribution to the 401k and the regular monthly contribution to the Roth IRA. I was able to double up on my contribution to my Roth IRA this month which was not entirely planned but it worked out. Activity in the options trading was up this week too. Let’s check out the details for the week!

Dividends

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

  • Nationwide Risk Managed Income ETF (NUSI) – $0.86

The dividend from NUSI was reinvested back into the underlying position.

That’s it for the week, just $0.86 dividends received for the week.

Buys/Sells

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

  • Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF (VTI) – 1 share

The following buys were made in the Roth IRA:

  • Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) – 0.065 shares
  • Store Capital Corp. (STOR) – 0.582 shares
  • Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – 0.130 shares
  • Invesco Nasdaq Next Generation ETF (QQQJ) – 0.289 shares
  • Nationwide Risk Managed Income ETF (NUSI) – 1.434 shares
  • Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) – 0.966 shares
  • J.P. Morgan Equity Premium Income ETF (JEPI) – 0.652 shares
  • Amplify CWP Enhanced Dividend ETF (DIVO) – 0.274 shares

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

  • Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund – 1.4784 shares
  • Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund – 4.9935 shares
  • DFA Commodity Strategy Portfolio – 0.3917 shares
  • DFA Global Real Estate Sector Portfolio – 0.244 shares
  • Vanguard Total International Stock Market Index Fund – 1.2344 shares

No sells were made this week.

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 $42 expiring November 5, 2021 for a premium of $7.57 after fees.
  • Organigram Holdings (OGI) – bought a closing transaction on a covered call expiring December 17, 2021 for a premium of -$6.04 including fees.
  • Organigram Holdings (OGI) – sold a covered call at a strike price of $3.50 expiring January 20, 2023 for a premium of $84.65 after fees.
  • Verizon (VZ) – sold a covered call at a strike price $56 expiring November 19, 2021 for a premium of $9.47 after fees.
  • United Micro Electronics (UMC) – bought a closing transaction on a covered call expiring January 21, 2022 for a premium of -$100.67 including fees.
  • United Micro Electronics (UMC) – sold a covered call at a strike price of $12.50 expiring January 19, 2024 for a premium of $199.32 after fees.
  • AT&T Inc. (T) – sold a covered call at a strike price of $28 expiring November 19, 2021 for a premium of $4.72 after fees.

The total amount of options premium received this week was $199.02.

Account Updates

The Traditional IRA finished the week at about $119,382. This is up $565 over the previous week.

The Roth IRA finished the week at about $1,136. This is up $222 over the previous week. This includes $200 of contributions made to this account this week.

The 401k finished the week at about $9,534. This is up $234 over the previous week. This includes the regular bi-weekly contribution of about $177.

The taxable brokerage account finished the week at about $365. This is up $1 over the previous week.

The little bit of bitcoin that I have remained relatively flat this week at just a little over $26.

The total amount invested is now up to about $130,443. This is up $1,022 over the the previous week. You can see all of the positions in my portfolio by clicking on Portfolios here or in the menu above.

Wrap Up

The total amount of dividends and options premium received this week was $199.88. As always, this money is reinvested into the accounts to keep the accounts growing. Everything continues to go as planned. I continue to make regular contributions, invest, collect dividends and options premium and watch the accounts grow. The one thing that was not planned this week was to double up this month’s contribution to the Roth IRA. The bank that I use to make my contributions to my Roth IRA was recently bought out. The transition to the new bank completed on October 12, 2021. Almost all of my bills and savings and investing contributions are automated. I have been watching the account closely to make sure everything is working smoothly. Well, my contribution to the Roth IRA is scheduled for the 20th of the month but usually shows up in my brokerage 3 days before the 20th. When the contribution was not in my account by market close on the 18th I checked the bank account to ensure the transfer was setup. I did not see a scheduled transfer so I set up a new transfer. The next day, two transfers were made into the Roth IRA. Automation is great 99.9% of the time but every now and then it can be a pain. It is all good though. The extra money contributed to the Roth IRA works out in the end. That pretty much wraps it up for this week. Thanks for following along.

On a side note, I have added a Recommended Resources in the menu. It currently is a work in progress. It will contain blogs and YouTube channels that I enjoy as well as some sites that I use. I hope you take the time to check it out.

*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.

Here are some of the businesses that I use that I thought some of you might be interested in.

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Lolli has a variety of stores that it is affiliated with and offers rewards for shopping at these stores. I use Lolli when I shop on Chewy and I get bitcoin as a reward. Who doesn’t want free bitcoin! If you are interested in Lolli and want to help support the blog here is my referral link: https://www.lolli.com/share/XP7gxDgqC4

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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.

If you use the referral links listed above I could receive compensation. Please take the time to read the terms and conditions before signing up.

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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