Friday, August 26, 2016

Stocks I bought today 8/26/2016

It's almost end of the month and I finally made some purchases for this month.
Today I bought

36 shares of VOD at $30.87

32 shares of KR at $32.57

If you read my blog you know I was planning to buy VOD - Vodafone for a while because it's trading low and has good dividends (4.93%).

Kroger was kind of last minute purchase. I noticed that this stock is trading low and this is one of my favorite stores to shop for grocery besides Aldi. It doesn't pay much dividends (1.49%), but I like this company.

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, August 21, 2016

How to Start Investing in Stock Market with $10 and hopefully earn $$$ - Simple Guide for Teenager Investing

My 15 y.o. son prefers Youtube to anything when he needs to learn something new. We are about to start investing small amounts into Loyal3 account with him. So I created a video, which hopefully will help him to start investing and learn a little more about stocks investing.

Find video here

Friday, August 19, 2016

Loyal3 August Purchases and Dividends

I opened my Loyal3 account in October 2015 and I keep track of my posts here

This month I decided to increase my monthly investing balance from $250 to $300

August Purchases
$100 - FOX - Twenty First Century Fox
$100 - FTR - Frontier Communications
$102 - NOK - Nokia
Total of $302.00

August Dividends

Total $2.47

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Stocks Watch List for this Week August 15 - August 19 2016

It's kind of hard to pick a stock right now.

My Stock Watch List for this week:

BMY - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company - yield 2.51%
FLO - Flowers Food - yield 4.31%
NEA - Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal Income Fund - yield 6.4% - I added this fund to my watch list after I read a blog post of My Dividend Pipeline.
F - Ford Motors - yield 4.87%
VOD - Vodafone - yield 4.95%
WFC - Wells Fargo - yield 3.16%

What stocks are on your watch list this week?

Thanks for reading


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Jordan's Stock Trading and Watch List for Upcoming Week August 8 2016

I am starting a new series of posts about my boyfriend Jordan's investing into stock market. It is kind of different from my investing style but I thought that some of you might be interested.

He is following charts from book "Rule#1" by Phil Town. So he basically reviews stocks MACD, Stochastics and Moving Average charts. Theses charts show when a stock is overbought or oversold. So when charts say a stock is oversold, he buys and he sells when the chart shows that the stock is overbought. Although he keeps some stocks for dividends earnings.

This week he purchased:

DIS at $95.90, PM at $99.71, LUV at $35.50 and BMY at $63.20

He sold:
FIT - He bought it at $12.15 and sold at $15.57, earning 28% in 1.5 months.

His watch list for upcoming week:


Thanks for reading and please share your opinion.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

July 2016 Dividends and Passive Income Progress

It's time to report my July progress.

In July 
I sold 206 shares of AUY. I wrote a post here

I purchased 95 shares of F, 13 shares of GILD, and 100 shares of RCII. You can read more about these purchases here

I also did my regular $250 monthly purchases at Loyal3. You can read post here.

Dividends received in July 2016:


This is 80% increase comparing to July 2016

Here 2014/2015 vs 2016:

Year to date$1,314.20
Year to date$2,311.66
Year to date$1,618.88

Additional passive income or free money from different financial institutions:

Interest:                                                          $1.60
Points AMEX                                                  $19.12
Points Discover                                              $13.95
KOHLS/Palais Royal                                      $10.00              

My total financial passive income for the month of July was $278.08

At this moment my goal is to have $1k in monthly passive income from dividends and other financial institutions. 
I started tracking my passive income Summer 2014

June           $261.00
July            $209.67 
August       $235.62 
September  $212.97
October      $140.37
November  $207.05
December   $377.91
          2015 Passive Income
January      $167.44
February    $279.29
March         $397.80
April           $202.48
May            $229.70
June            $368.21
July             $205.56
August        $254.16
September  $494.20
October      $231.18
November   $268.28
December   $458.46

2016 Passive Income
January     $298.49
February   $332.39
March       $500.67
April         $360.27
May          $249.71

June         $414.51

Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts and progress.

10 Days Healthy Eating Challenge

In this post I want to share my videos of 10 Days Healthy Eating Challenge.
My goal is to eat more fruit and veggies and I tried some new recipes to see if my family would like it.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10 

Thanks for reading and watching.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Project: Dividend Stocks for Teenager July Dividends update

I wrote how we started Dividend Stocks portfolio for my daughter and keep track of our progress here.

We didn't purchase any new stocks this month. Although she has enough money to invest in her bank account due to her low spendings (and me paying most of her bills right now :)). Next month she will need to purchase books for school.

August 7 is going to be one year since we purchased her first 7 stocks. At least 3 of them (T, JNJ and SE) earned 25% or close to 25%. I am thinking I might sell them and rebalance her portfolio. By doing this we will collect earnings and we can add an extra stock to her portfolio. I think she wants to do it. But we will see how market will act in next week.

Overall portfolio gain so far is +12.98%, the only stock which is lacking is still LHO.

July Dividends was only LHO $19.46

Here is her dividends month by month:


Thanks for reading.