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”

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”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 5/6/22

Despite taking the week off work, I had a very busy week this week. This update is late due in part to spending a couple days in Northern Michigan on vacation. This vacation was much needed I enjoyed the time to relax and unwind. I also made some changes in my accounts this week. IContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 5/6/22”

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

April was a really tough month. Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ were down for the month of April. Records were not broken this month like last month. Well, maybe I broke record in how far my account balances dropped…. Expenses were up, account values down and income was down for the month when comparedContinue reading “Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing for April 2022”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 4/29/22

This week was another down week in the stock market. Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ rallied up a little bit on Thursday but then fell back down on Friday. Because of the drop on Friday, both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ were down for the week. As a result, the S&P 500 isContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 4/29/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 4/22/22

This was looking like a promising week in the stock market. Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ were going up in the beginning of the week but then tanked at the end of the week. As a result, the S&P 500 finished the week down 2.75% while the NASDAQ was down 3.83%. Because the marketsContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 4/22/22”