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Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 6/24/22

The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite rallied this week to finish in the green. Whether this rally in the stock market continues or the stock market drops back down remains to be seen. While the stock market rallied I did little in my accounts this week. My lack of activity was not really byContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 6/24/22”

SCHD Raising Payout

The Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) just announced the payout for its Q2 dividend. This announcement results in SCHD raising the payout to $0.7038 per share which is up from $0.5176 in Q1. This raise of the payout is great news for investors in SCHD. Currently, this puts the dividend yield for SCHD atContinue reading “SCHD Raising Payout”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 6/17/22

The stock market continued to go down again this week. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ are both in bear market territory with Dow Jones closing in on entering a bear market. There is a lot of uncertainty in the stock market. One thing I know for certain is that I will continue to buy regardlessContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 6/17/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 6/10/22

The stock market finished down again this week. The drop in the stock market was largely because the CPI report on inflation came in higher than expected. Because of the higher than expected inflation, it is likely that the Fed will raise interest rates even higher than anticipated which seemed to scare investors on Friday.Continue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 6/10/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 6/3/22

After an up week the previous week, this week was a down week for my accounts. This week saw a decent amount of dividends received. Also, I made buys in each my brokerage accounts including adding a couple of new positions. The options trading was not very active this week. Let’s check out the detailsContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 6/3/22”

Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing for May 2022

The S&P 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow 30 all finished the month May in the red. While the stock market was down in May, my accounts posted gains. Unfortunately, spending was up again in May for the second straight month. Let’s check out the details for the month of May 2022. Spending/Savings This month spendingContinue reading “Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing for May 2022”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 5/27/22

After trending down for several weeks, the stock market rebounded this week. Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ finished the week up over 6%. While it was nice to see my account values grow this week especially after falling for weeks, I have been enjoying buying stocks at a discount. With that said, let’s checkContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 5/27/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 05/20/22

The stock market continues to decline. The S&P 500 briefly fell to over 20% down for the year during intraday trading but rallied to finish just out of bear market territory. For the year, the S&P 500 is down over 18% while the NASDAQ is down over 28%. As a result, my accounts are downContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 05/20/22”

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