Portfolio Update (October 2015)

October marks a good end with all, except one, of my shares moving into profits from losses. Hopefully this trend will continue and build up the much needed buffer in December when the Fed is to announce if interest rates is to rise.

Investor Monkey - Portfolio

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

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.

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 4.00000 $456.79
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP 5.00000 $471.74
Abbott Laboratories ABT 11.00000 $491.57
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.

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 $0.00 0.00%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $0.00 0.00%
Abbott Laboratories ABT $0.00 0.00%
Total Dividends $9.05 0.31%

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.

Stock Symbol Profit/Loss
Home Depot, Inc. HD $15.66 3.26%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ $1.70 0.33%
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP $48.04 10.09%
Clorox Co CLX $30.97 6.78%
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $39.31 8.33%
Abbott Laboratories ABT $1.12 0.23%
Total Profit/Loss $133.40 4.62%

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