Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 9/24/22

The stock market continued to fall this week. The Feds hawkish tone while raising interest rates, companies signaling the potential for a recession ahead, and global tensions centered around Russia and China are all contributing factors to the decline in the stock market. The Dow Jones hit a low point for the year while theContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 9/24/22”

STORE Capital Going Private: What am I going to do?

Last week it was announced that STORE Capital Corp. (STOR) is going private. GIC and Oak Street offered to buy STOR for about $14 billion. As part of the proposed buyout, shareholders of STOR will receive $32.25 per share. As of now, STOR is in a “go shop” period in which it can consider alternativeContinue reading “STORE Capital Going Private: What am I going to do?”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 9/17/22

After an up week in the stock market last week the stock market dropped significantly this week. The S&P 500 dropped almost 5% while the NASDAQ dropped more than 5%. Inflation is still not under control which means that the Fed will continue to aggressively raise interest rates. The likelihood of a significant recession hasContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 9/17/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 9/10/22

The week started off with the stock market continuing to trend down but then the end of the week saw the stock market rebound. Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ finished the week up over 2%. While the market continues to be rocky this year, I continue to invest. Let’s check out my weekly updateContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 9/10/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 9/3/22

The stock market was down again this week with both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ finishing the week down. Despite the stock market being down I continue to stick to my plan. I view this as a great learning experience. I get to see how my accounts perform in a down market including how muchContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 9/3/22”

Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing: Financial Update August 2022

For the first half of August the stock market continued the rally that started in July. But then, around the middle of the month both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ tanked hard to finish the month down. As always, I stuck to my plan and kept investing. Let’s take a look at this month’s financialContinue reading “Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing: Financial Update August 2022”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 8/26/22

This past week was another down week in the stock market. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ were trading down a little bit during the week but really dropped on Friday after the Fed Chairman Jerome Powell spoke. As for me, it was a very busy week at work with a lot of overtime. A lotContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 8/26/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 8/20/22

After some up weeks in the stock market, the stock market was down this week. Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ were down this week. As usual, I continue to follow my plan regardless what the market is doing. Let’s check out my weekly update on dividends, investing and options trading. Dividends This week IContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 8/20/22”

Total Stock Market Funds Are Now My Largest Position

Recently, the total stock market funds in my portfolio have become my largest position in my portfolio overtaking my Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) position. This is the combined value of the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF (VTI) positions in my Traditional IRA and taxable brokerage account as well as the Vanguard TotalContinue reading “Total Stock Market Funds Are Now My Largest Position”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 8/12/22

This week was another green week for the stock market with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ both up around 3%. While it is nice to see my account values go up, it can be a little tougher to find stocks that are undervalued as the stock market continues to rise. Let’s check out my weeklyContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 8/12/22”