Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 12/31/21

The markets were trading up for most of the week before diving toward the end of the trading day on Friday. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones managed to stay positive for the week while drop on Friday caused the NASDAQ to finish in the red. For the most part, my accounts were up. This week was a good way to finish out a good year. Let’s check out the details of my week!

Dividends

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

  • Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) – $25.20
  • Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF (VTI) – $15.01
  • Fidelity Government Money Market (SPAXX) – $0.03
  • Broadcom Inc. (AVGO) – $21.56

All of the above dividends were reinvested into the underlying positions.

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

  • Nationwide NASDAQ 100 Risk Managed Income ETF (NUSI) – $1.37
  • Vanguard Growth ETF – (VUG) – $0.22
  • Invesco NASDAQ Next Generation ETF (QQQJ) – $0.65 ($0.06 was a dividend, $0.59 was classified as short term capital gain)
  • Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) – $0.22
  • Main Street Capital (MAIN) – $0.08

All of the above dividends were reinvested into the underlying positions.

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

  • Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF (VTI) – $0.19
  • Invesco NASDAQ 100 ETF (QQQM) – $0.04

Both of these dividends were deposited into the core account for reinvesting at a future time.

The total amount of dividends received this week was $64.57.

Buys/Sells

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

  • Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) – 0.06 shares
  • Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – 0.123 shares
  • Invesco NASDAQ Next Generation ETF (QQQJ) – 0.297 shares
  • Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (OHI) – 1 share
  • Nationwide NASDAQ 100 Risk Managed Income ETF (NUSI) – 1.43 shares
  • J.P. Morgan Equity Premium Income ETF (JEPI) – 0.63 shares
  • Amplify CWP Enhanced Dividend ETF (DIVO) – 0.26 shares
  • Store Capital Corp. (STOR) – 0.573 shares
  • Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (IIPR) – 0.076 shares

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

  • Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund – 1.2503 shares
  • Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund – 1.47 shares
  • Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund – 4.8281 shares
  • DFA Commodity Strategy Portfolio – 1.0129 shares

No sells were made this week.

Options Trading

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

  • Hyliion Holdings (HYLN) – sold a cash secured put at a strike price of $6.50 expiring on December 31, 2021 for a premium of $24.32 after fees. This contract expired in the money and 100 shares were assigned to me.
  • Enbridge Inc. (ENB) – sold a covered call at a strike price of $42.50 expiring on April 14, 2022 for a premium of $19.32 after fees.
  • AT&T Inc. (T) – sold a covered call at a strike price of $26.00 expiring on January 28, 2022 for a premium of $19.32 after fees.
  • Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – bought a closing transaction on a covered call at a strike price of $76 expiring April 14, 2022 for a premium of -$590.67 including fees.
  • Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) – sold a covered call at a strike price of $76 expiring July 15, 2022 for a premium of $659.32 after fees.

The total amount of options premium received this week was $131.61. The SCHD position is currently deep in the money. I have been rolling it when I can in order to collect premium. If I get lucky, I might be able to salvage this position. The more likely scenarios are that the shares will be called away or I will buy back the contract for a major loss.

Account Updates

The Traditional IRA finished the week at about $124,698. This is up $1,286 over the previous week.

The Roth IRA finished the week at about $2,087. This is up $529 over the previous week. This includes a contribution of $500.

The 401k finished the week at about $10,544. This is up $253 over the previous week. This includes a contribution of about $177.

The taxable brokerage account finished the week at about $355. This is down $4 from the previous week.

The little bit of bitcoin that I own finished the week at about $23. This is down $1 from the previous week.

The total amount invested is now about $137,707. This is up $2,063 over the previous week. All of the positions in my portfolio can be seen by clicking “Portfolios” in the menu or clicking here.

Wrap Up

The total amount of dividends, options premium and interest received this week was $202.66. This week was a great way to end the year with the overall portfolio value up and a good amount of income. This is the final week of the year and it is a good way to cap off a great year. I wish everyone a Happy New Year! I look forward to building on the progress I made this year in 2022. That 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 $50. 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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