My Thoughts on AT&T and Warner Bros. Discovery

Almost a year ago, AT&T (T) announced it would be spinning off its Warner Media division. As part of the spinoff, Warner Media merged with Discovery to form a new company, Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD). As a result, T shareholders received 0.24 shares in WBD for each share of T held. When the spinoff wasContinue reading “My Thoughts on AT&T and Warner Bros. Discovery”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 4/15/22

This week was another down week for the stock market. This seems to be a trend. The S&P 500 was down -2.39% for the week while the NASDAQ was down -3.93% for the week. All of my accounts were down this week as well. I really wish I had more money to invest right nowContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 4/15/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 04/08/22

This week was another down week in the stock market. The S&P 500 was down 1.61% this week and is down 6.43% for the year. The NASDAQ was down 4.93% this week and is down 13.40% for the year. My accounts were down this week as well. Somewhat surprisingly, the down markets do not botherContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 04/08/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 4/1/22

Well, this update is a little late. Those who follow me on Twitter (@collar_bill) may know that I have been dealing with power outages and internet outages from a recent storm that downed some trees in my yard. Fortunately, no one was hurt, the damage was minimal and the power and internet is back on.Continue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 4/1/22”

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

The beginning of the month saw the stock markets trending down just like January and February. In the last couple of weeks in March the stock markets rallied back to finish in the green. Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ finished the month in the green. This was a really good month for my accountsContinue reading “Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing for March 2022”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 3/25/22

This week was another green week in the stock market. The S&P 500 finished the week up 1.94% and the NASDAQ was up 2.67%. Despite back to back positive weeks the S&P 500 is still down over 5% year to date while the NASDAQ is down over 10% year to date. I have no ideaContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 3/25/22”

Doubled the Amount Invested in Just Two Years!

Two years ago I started my investing journey for real. When I was younger I dabbled in a few mutual funds but sold out because I “needed” the money. In November 2019 I set up up my first IRA in anticipation of receiving funds from my previous employers retirement plan. My previous employer called itContinue reading “Doubled the Amount Invested in Just Two Years!”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 3/18/22

Finally! The stock market finished in the green this week. It seems like it has been a long time since we had an up week in the stock market. The S&P 500 finished the week up a little over 6% while the NASDAQ finished the week up over 8%. My accounts were up this weekContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 3/18/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 3/11/22

The S&P 500 and NASDAQ finished down again this week. This has been the trend so far this year. Year to date the S&P 500 is down almost 12% and the NASDAQ is down almost 18%. Based on the current environment which includes pending interest rate hikes by the Fed and geopolitical tensions from RussiaContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 3/11/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 3/4/22

Another week has gone by and the stock market had another down week. All of my accounts were down this week as well but it was a good week for cash flow from the accounts. After not receiving any dividends at all last week, it was nice to see some dividends hit the accounts thisContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 3/4/22”