Sunday, 22 February 2015

Feb 2015 Portfolio

Month of February  
  
Happy Chinese New Year to all! Hope everyone have a wonderful Goat Year.

On Feb 6-8, Singapore Exchange (SGX) held its first ever carnival “My First Stock Carnival” as part of a campaign to educate new investors. I personally think this is a good idea as more people need to know about the wasted opportunities if they just keep their money inside their banks, earning less than 1% interest p.a. But hopefully they would continue to give more educational talks to better equip the new investors. If not, it won’t be long before they start treating the market like a gambling den and eventually lose all their hard earned money.

Greece is still trying to buy time with their creditors to prevent a default…Again.

Stocks 
Basically I have done nothing with the account since the last posting and I am just letting my profits in AAPL to run. Turns out, the earnings report was better than expected and shot my position from negative to positive. Also there has been news that Apple may be looking to produce cars. Are they serious?

Because I’m lazy to keep manually typing in all the numbers, I have decided to just use my broker’s account statement. Also it is less complicated than me trying to make it simple.

Symbol
Open
Quantity
Cost Price
Cost Basis
Close Price
Value
Unrealized P/L
AAPL
2015-01-12
38
110.426316
4,196.20
128.45
4,881.10
684.9

Net Asset Value






31-Dec-14
19-Feb-15


Total
Long
Short
Total
Change
Cash
3,840.72
6,848.04
0
6,848.04
3,007.32
Stock
7,429.46
4,881.10
0
4,881.10
-2,548.36
   Total
11,270.18
11,729.14
0
11,729.14
458.96

Time Weighted Rate of Return
4.07%

Dividends
Last year I received some dividends from some of the stocks I bought and sold. I’m not in the US market for the dividends as foreigners have to pay a 30% tax for dividends received. Hence dividend investing in US is not a very good idea. Good news is that dividends were received from AAPL in Feb. So maybe I would add on a column for Dividends earned so as to keep track.

12/02/2015
AAPL(US0378331005) CASH Dividend 0.47000000 USD per Share (Ordinary Dividend)
17.86
12/02/2015
AAPL(US0378331005) CASH Dividend 0.47000000 USD per Share - US Tax
-5.36
Total Dividend 2015
$12.50


Options on Futures 
3 of my contracts expired this month and manage to credit me $1,725 in total. But there was a loss of $537.50 when I went in and my account couldn’t handle the margin when the market fell hence I had to exit even before the market hit my target stop loss. Overall Net $1187.5 ($1725-$537.50). Currently trying to see if the market will make another small dip to get more positions.

End 2014
$1,017.50

Jan 2015
$1,102.50
($1402.5 - $525 + $225)
Feb 2015
$1,187.50
($1725 - $537.5)

Total Invested Capital
$10,000.00
Starting Capital of 2015
$11,017.50
Cash and Sweep
$14,124.32
(Includes money held as margins)
Total Gain/Loss YTD
$2,290.00
Total Gain/Loss YTD %
20.79%


Investing Wolf 
Disclaimer: This is not a recommendation to buy or sell any mentioned stocks or securities in this blog. 


6 comments:

  1. Hi, for your options on futures, which market is that in?

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    1. Hi Justin, I'm currently in Mini S&P and Crude Oil.

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  2. Are you looking at investing in AAPL as a growth or dividend income strategy?

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    1. Hi B, I do not look for dividends in US markets as I would be charged 30% on the dividends. Imagine AAPL having a dividend yield of 1.45% at $129.49. After the tax, I would only be getting 1.01%... Thats a huge deal for tax. So I am only inside because my charts and valuation says so.

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  3. Hi IW,

    Been impressed with the absolute values of your options income! Maybe next time we can exchange knowledge and tips....lol.....

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    1. Hi David, Yea maybe we could exchange more knowledge about it via email.

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