Sunday, 22 March 2015

Mar 2015 Portfolio

Mar 2015 Portfolio

Month of March 

A quarter of 2015 is just about to pass by. It seemed to pass by so quickly this year. :) I'm always looking forward to the next portfolio review as it allows me to know how I've done for the past month. I’m also looking forward to the end of the year to know how much I have progressed since last year. FED mentioned that rates will remain the same at least until the next few FOMC meeting. Might be a good sign but also means the outlook for a drop prices will be later than expected. In Singapore, the IT Show has just passed and I got a new laptop for myself (old one was showing signs of dying when i played games).

Updated 23/03/15: Although I do not care about politics, Singapore's first PM has passed away. Finally, he can be free from any pain and suffering. RIP LKY.

Stocks 

So this month I went into another 2 stocks after my AAPL got stopped out last month. These 2 were brought to my attention by my friends. After reviewing their financials and charts, I decided to go into them. ALK is basically an airline stock. It has been persistently earning despite all the competition (believe it or not…). TTWO is basically a game maker (mention Grand Theft Auto V and you will know it appeals to gamers).

Overall, there was a 2% growth since the last review which is not bad considering I did not concentrate much on stocks.

Symbol
Open
Quantity
Cost Price
Cost Basis
Close Price
Value
Unrealized P/L
ALK
3/3/2015
53
65.518868
3,472.50
68.68
3,640.04
167.54
TTWO
12/3/2015
101
24.409901
2,465.40
25.68
2,593.68
128.28
Total

5,937.90

6,233.72
295.82


Net Asset Value






December 31, 2014
March 20, 2015


Total
Long
Short
Total
Change
Cash
3,840.72
5,721.74
0
5,721.74
1,881.02
Stock
7,429.46
6,233.72
0
6,233.72
-1,195.74
Total
11,270.18
11,955.46
0
11,955.46
685.28

Time Weighted Rate of Return
6.08%



Dividends

No dividends collected for this month.

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 positions expired this month earning me a total of $1502.50. This brings up my total returns YTD to 34%. Been waiting for a market correction but it doesn’t look like it is coming in the next few weeks. Hence I do not have a huge position for next month. If it turns out well, I would only collect about $260 for April unless I see an opportunity. Even if the correction doesn’t come until the end of the year (which I highly doubt), having 34% for 1 year is a good accomplishment. The idea is to not risk money in trades unless I have confident it will work out.

Jan 2015
$1,102.50
Feb 2015
$1,187.50
Mar 2015
$1,502.50

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
$3,792.50


34.42%



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



4 comments:

  1. Hi Investing Wolf :A groawing portfolio is always something to cheer about. keep it up.

    By the way, for the dividend of US stocks, do you need to pay the with-holding tax? What is the percentage like?

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    1. Hi Richard,

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes, there is a 30% tax on dividend gains for a Non US citizen. That's why when you look at the Dividends Section, there is a US Tax being deducted.

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    2. Hey Investing Wolf,

      I have been reading you blog and I think we should connect our websites!

      My site http://www.sgtrader92.blogspot.sg

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    3. Hey SGT92, Thanks for reading my blog. Hope you enjoy it. I've already added you to the list.

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