2015 just ended marking the start of a new year, 2016. A brand new start for my portfolio as well. My broker, E*TRADE, had just announced the discontinuing of brokerage services in Singapore, leaving me to change my brokerage firm.
After careful considerations and reviewing of available brokerage firms in Singapore, I had decided to move my investments to TD Ameritrade Asia.
The transfer of brokerage firm was quick and simple. Filling up the account transfer form and the transfer of the shares along with the account balances was moved to my new account. The only drawback was that the partial shares had to be liquidated as cash before the transfer. It does not affect me much since I had only just started the DRIP investing and there was not much partial shares.
As part of my investment plans, I will be putting aside approximately $500 a month for purchasing of new shares. For the past six months, I had put aside $3,000 and since the shares are doing a small pullback in price in mid-December, I see a small opportunity to purchase more shares for my portfolio at a small discount. After my ThinkOrSwim account is up and ready, I quickly transferred the $3,000 investment to the account and purchased more shares, on December 22, in the companies I am already invested in. Just in time to purchase the shares for the Christmas rally.
Number of shares and price that I had purchased with the $3,000 investments.
|Home Depot, Inc.||HD||4.00||$131.37|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||4.00||$101.71|
|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.||ADP||5.00||$84.76|
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) paid dividends amounting to $3.77, before tax, on December 8.
Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) paid dividends amounting to $2.37, before tax, on December 17.
Because the dividends are paid to my E*TRADE account, these dividends were kept as account balances and later transferred to my ThinkOrSwim account.
|Home Depot, Inc.||HD||$4.73||0.98%|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||$7.52||1.48%|
|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.||ADP||$2.94||0.62%|
Total year-to-date dividends paid till end-December is $20.91 or 0.72% of my total portfolio size, before I add on more shares to the portfolio.
Stock holdings as of December 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||8.00||$1,008.67|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||9.00||$917.68|
|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.||ADP||11.00||$901.98|
|Total Investment Amount||$5,756.45|
Profit & Loss
My investment portfolio ended positive 2.78%, after including the newly purchased shares. Although the profits does not look great, it did better than the Dow Jones Industrial Average which closed lower at -1.02% for the year.
|Home Depot, Inc.||HD||$59.33||4.89%|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||$6.80||0.74%|
|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.||ADP||$29.94||3.32%