Saturday, 18 April 2015

Apr 2015 Portfolio

Month of April

Somehow, this year seems to pass by so fast… before I realise it, it is already April…

I have not been posting as regularly as I would have liked mainly because I am enrolled in an in-house course by my company from March until the end of Nov. Hence, I would only post something if it is necessary or as a reminder to myself about the importance of certain subject.

I have not stop reading up on financial materials (books, blogs and news) as I believe it is important to continue to enhance my knowledge in case an opportunity strikes during my training period.


Stocks 

I didn’t do much this month with regards to this account. But I did manage to activate the option trading on this account. This means that I would be able to sell stock options on this account as I find it a hassle to withdraw the account and combine both accounts into just 1 single broker. In fact, I sold a contract for TTWO just yesterday (which would not show on this account because it is only updated till 16 April on the system). So starting next month, you would see a portion dedicated to stock option selling.

Nonetheless, I’m still holding to ALK as it is a good stock (given the fundamentals) and have yet to trigger my stop loss. Since I’m holding more than 100 shares of TTWO, I’ve decided to sell some covered calls to boost the income a bit. Covered calls should always be used when you have a standing of >100 shares. Although it caps your upside, you can always choose a deep out of the money calls to boost the income.

Symbol
Open
Quantity
Cost Price
Cost Basis
Close Price
Value
Unrealized P/L
ALK
3/3/2015
53
65.518868
3,472.50
63.50
3,365.50
-107
TTWO
12/3/2015
101
24.409901
2,465.40
25.03
2,528.03
62.63
Total

5,937.90

5,893.53
-44.37


Net Asset Value






December 31, 2014
April 16, 2015


Total
Long
Short
Total
Change
Cash
3,840.72
5,720.74
0
5,720.74
1,880.02
Stock
7,429.46
5,893.53
0
5,893.53
-1,535.93
Total
11,270.18
11,614.27
0
11,614.27
344.09

Time Weighted Rate of Return
3.05%

  
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 

I recently did another spreadsheet to show my cash balance for this account since I started investing in selling options back in Jul 14. What shocked me was that the account amounted to $13,763.96 or simply a 37% increase from my invested capital in 2014 alone. The cash balance since the start of this year is   $15,852.36 or a 15.17% increase. Every quarter I will indicate the cash balance here just like how a company gives an unconsolidated cash flow statement to let investor know their situation.

DATE
DESCRIPTION
BALANCE
COMMISSION
7/29/2014 11:00:00 PM
Wire Funds Received
$10,000.00

12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
INTEREST
$13,763.96
$0.00

Total
$3,763.96
($59.94)

YTD Yield
37.64%



DATE
DESCRIPTION
BALANCE
COMMISSION
1/1/2015 0:00
Cash balance
$13,763.96

4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Cash balance
$15,852.36
$0.00

Total
$2,088.40
($67.22)


15.17%


I know these are numbers different from what I usually present for my monthly portfolio blogs. Because I was taught not to count my chickens before the eggs hatch, the numbers presented in below are positions which expired on the month. Meaning the $433 in April belongs to a group of contracts which have expired between the 3rd Friday of last month and 17 April this month (3rd Friday of this month).


Jan 2015
$1,102.50
Feb 2015
$1,187.50
Mar 2015
$1,502.50
Apr 2015
$433.00

Total Invested Capital
$10,000.00
Starting Capital of 2015
$11,017.50
Cash and Sweep
$15,852.36
(Includes money held as margins)
Total Gain/Loss YTD
$4,225.50
38.35%


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





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