Saturday, 22 August 2015

August 2015 Portfolio




Month of August
The best thing this month was getting to choose our BTO. We manage to get the apartment that we wanted and she was so nervous and restless throughout the process.

I also attended a talk about Options by Manoj. I chanced upon his 1 day training through an online advertisement and will be writing more about the experience after my test this coming Wednesday. I only have positive comments about his training and had a wonderful time listening to his explanations.


Stocks 

The stock market dropped quite a bit these last few days, especially on 21/08/15 when there was a > 3% drop in all US market. Needless to say the portfolio was hit hard as well. I was experimenting on more options trade for this account and already took a hit to the jugular. Well, we all learn from lessons and when the indicators tell us to start shorting, we better follow the trend.


Net Asset Value

December 31, 2014
August 20, 2015


Total
Long
Short
Total
Change
Cash
3,840.72
12,812.27
0
12,812.27
8971.55
Stock
7,429.46
2,841.75
-3,602.30
-760.55
-8190.01
Options
0
0
-503
-503
-503
Interest Accruals
0
0
-1.19
-1.19
-1.19
Total
11,270.18
15, 654.02
-4,106.49
11,547.53
277.35

Time Weighted Rate of Return
2.46%

Open Positions
Symbol
Quantity
Cost Price
Cost Basis
Close Price
Value
Unrealized P/L
AFSI
45
66.2222222
2980
63.15
2841.75
-138.25
CTL
-130
28.1717892
-3662.33
27.71
-3602.3
60.03
Total

-682.33

-760.55
-78.22
Symbol
Quantity
Cost Price
Cost Basis
Close Price
Value
Unrealized P/L
Equity and Index Options
AAPL 21AUG15 110.0 P
-1
0.2320486
-23.2
0.13
-13
10.2
AAPL 11SEP15 105.0 P
-2
0.4605444
-92.11
1.07
-214
-121.89
AAPL 18SEP15 105.0 P
-2
0.6635407
-132.71
1.38
-276
-143.29
Total

-248.02

-503
-254.98



Dividends

No dividends collected 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
4/6/2015
ALK(US0116591092) CASH Dividend 0.20000000 USD per Share (Ordinary Dividend)
10.60
4/6/2015
ALK(US0116591092) CASH Dividend 0.20000000 USD per Share - US Tax
-3.18
Total Dividend 2015
$19.92


Options on Futures 

This month was supposed to be more profitable as I was doing recordings as usual. However, the last few days of US market decline and oil prices drops have forced me to close out some of the positions at a loss. Looking back, I use to only make a few positions. But now I realized I have so many positions in a few commodities. Sometimes I wonder if getting back to basics is the best to go.

This is one of the headlines that we are looking at for this quarter. Oil Falls Below $40 a Barrel for First Time Since 2009 (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-20/oil-heads-for-longest-weekly-losing-streak-since-1986-amid-glut).

The net effect of August was positive despite closing 2 positions at a significant loss. I still have contracts for Crude Oil, E-Mini S&P and Natural Gas set to expire in the next 1-3 months as of this writing.

Contracts Expired

Jan 2015
$802.50
($1402.5 - $525 + $225 - $300)
Feb 2015
$1,187.50
($1725 - $537.5)
Mar 2015
$1,502.50
($612.5 + $650 + $240)
Apr 2015
$433.00
($265 + [$192 - $185] + $161)
May 2015
$1,066.00
([$470 - $20] + [$280 - $10] + [$111 x 2] + $124)
Jun 2015

$689.00

($420 + $150 + $135 + $300 + $380 + $54 + $56 + ($240 - $300) + 
($57 - $123) + ($420 - $880) + ($220 - $440)
Jul 2015
-$1237.50
($300 + $315.5 + $112.5 + $112.5 - $500 - $468.75 - $456.25 + $30 - 
$880 + $70 + $5 + $92.5 + $42.5 - $10)
Aug 2015
$475.00
($140 + $300 + $170 + $75 + $150 - $500 + $480 + $372.5 + $110 + 
$140 + $130 + $300 - $2062.5 + $750 + $340 - $420)
End 2015
$4,918.00


The overall cash profit YTD is 32.82%. This number is derived from the cash statement of my brokers. Of course it should be said that it includes money in the escrow account which the broker will return to me when the option expires.


Total Invested Capital
$10,000.00
Starting Capital of 2015
$10,670.00
Cash and Sweep
$18,280.65
Total Gain/Loss YTD
$4,918.00

46.09%


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

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