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Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 10/01/22


Well, this week the markets continued to fall. The S&P 500, NASDAQ and Dow Jones are all at or near lows for 2022. Inflation remains high and is not coming down despite the aggressive interest rate hikes by the Fed. Economic conditions appear to be deteriorating both in the U.S. and globally. Geopolitical tensions remain high. While I have no idea what the future holds, I feel like we are heading toward a recession and things will get a lot worse before it gets better. While I can’t control the macroeconomic issues, I can control my situation. I am going to continue to save and invest. Let’s check out my weekly update on dividends, investing and options trading.


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

In the Roth IRA this week, the following dividends were received :

The following dividend was received in the taxable brokerage account this week:

The dividends from VUG and VTI (in the taxable brokerage account) were deposited into the core account to be reinvested at a future time. All other dividends were reinvested back into the underlying positions.

The total amount of dividends received this week was $192.88.


I made following buys in the Traditional IRA this week:

In the Roth IRA, I made the following buys this week:

This week I made some changes and rebalanced the 401k. The following is the additions:

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

Options Trading

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

Closed Positions
Opened Positions
Expired Positions

This week I received a total of $75.75 in options premium.

Account Updates

The Traditional IRA finished the week at about $100,670. As a result, the account value decreased by -$3,976 from the previous week.

The Roth IRA finished the week at about $5,038. As a result, the account value decreased by -$76 from the previous week.

The 401k finished the week at about $12,840. As a result, the account value decreased by -$312 from the previous week.

The taxable brokerage account finished the week at about $381. As a result, the account value decreased by -$5 from the previous week.

The little bit of bitcoin that I own finished the week at about $13. As a result, this increased by $1 from the previous week.

This brings the total amount invested to about $118,942. Week over week, the total amount invested decreased by -$4,368. You can see all of the positions in my portfolio by clicking “Overall Portfolio” in the menu above.

Wrap Up

The combined income from dividends and options premium totaled $268.63 this week. This week was a much better week for producing income from the accounts. Both dividends and options premium were up this week. Focusing on the income my accounts produce has helped me stay motivated to continue investing during this down market. 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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