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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 05/13/22

The stock markets rallied on Friday but still finished down for the week. This continues the downward trend in the markets for the year. As a result, my accounts were down this week as well. Let’s check out the details of my week. Dividends This week I received the following dividends in the Traditional IRA:Continue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 05/13/22”