Stock markets seems to be doing fairly well this month with Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) up by 8.47%. The impact of the rising of interest rates by the Fed seems to be wearing off. We shall see if the Fed will definitely increase the interest rates at the end of the year. Hopefully, my portfolio will have increased enough to withstand the fall in stock price and stay positive, thus the month of November will be crucial.
Consolidation of my portfolio will be done annually, instead of monthly as I initially planned. This is to reduce the commission fees to be paid so that the savings can be “passed” over to my profits.
Stock holdings as of October 31, 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.
|Home Depot, Inc.||HD||4.01400||$480.55|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||5.02812||$509.59|
|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.||ADP||6.02550||$476.12|
|Total Investment Amount||$2,886.36|
Automatic Data Processing, Inc (NASDAQ: ADP) paid a total of $2.94 of dividends, before tax, on October 01. The dividend has been converted to 0.02550 worth of shares at $80.8599 each via DRIP.
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) began trading ex-dividend on October 13, 2015, with cash dividend of $0.24 per share to be paid on November 15, 2015.
|Home Depot, Inc.||HD||$2.36||0.49%|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||$3.75||0.74%|
|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.||ADP||$2.94||0.62%|
Profit & Loss
The month of October was a great month. Most of the stocks in my portfolio had turned to profits from losses with the exception of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), which went back into the reds on the last few days of the month.
|Home Depot, Inc.||HD||$15.66||3.26%|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||$1.70||0.33%
|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.||ADP||$48.04||10.09%