Portfolio Update (November 2015)

While the Fed are still deciding if they would want to raise interest rates, investors and traders are now sitting on the fence to wait for the decision. Markets have rallied a little in November but slowed down nearer the end of the month as the expected date of the Fed announcing their decision creeped nearer.

Investor Monkey - Portfolio

While it has become more likely that the Fed will be increasing the interest rates, some stocks began to rally. As the day crawls closer to December 16, 2015, the day when Fed is supposed to announce a rate hike, price movement of the stocks in my portfolio started to slow down as investors and traders started to wait for the announcements before putting money into the equities market again.


Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) paid dividends amounting to $3.08, before tax, on November 13. The dividends had been converted to 0.0177 worth of shares at $121.8798 per share via DRIP

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT)  paid a dividends amounting to $2.64, before tax, on November 16. The dividend had been converted to 0.04170 worth of shares at $44.3976 per share via DRIP.

Stock Symbol YTD Dividends
Home Depot, Inc. HD $2.36 0.49%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $3.75 0.74%
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP $2.94 0.62%
Clorox Co CLX $3.08 0.67%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $0.00 0.00%
Abbott Laboratories ABT $2.64 0.53%
Total Dividends $14.77 0.51%

Total dividends paid till end-November is $14.77 or 0.51% of my total portfolio size.

Stock Holdings

Stock holdings as of November 30, 2015. Cost basis is the total invested amount, including dividends that were reinvested and the commissions and taxes paid. This cost will be used in the percentage calculations for YTD dividends, and profit and loss.

Stock Symbol Shares Cost Basis
Home Depot, Inc. HD 4.01400 $480.55
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 5.02812 $509.59
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP 6.02550 $476.12
Clorox Co CLX 4.01770 $459.89
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP 5.00000 $471.74
Abbott Laboratories ABT 11.04170 $494.21
Total Investment Amount $2,892.10

Profit & Loss

With traders and investors feel that the Fed will be raising the interest rates for the first time over a decade, stocks began to rally and my portfolio all closed positive on the last day of November after some of the stocks slides in and out of the red zone a few days in the month.

Home Depot (NYSE: HD) traded on a nine days winning streak, and the rally stopped on the last day of the month. The stock traded at a all-time high of 135.47 on November 27, 2015.

Stock Symbol Profit/Loss
Home Depot, Inc. HD $57.24 11.91%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $0.56 0.11%
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP $43.64 9.17%
Clorox Co CLX $39.51 8.59%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $29.16 6.18%
Abbott Laboratories ABT $1.78 0.36%
Total Profit/Loss $171.90 5.94%

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