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Posted by Martin May 18, 2015

My Cheat On Commissions At Work Again

I was able to save a few bucks again ($100) and deposit to my ROTH IRA account. Yes, my ability to save is limited therefore I depend on increasing my income and thus I trade options to make more money. But if you are just starting the investing journey and you only have a few Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 17, 2015

Dividend yield or rate?

As my dividend account is small my goal is to maximize income to get as much money out of my invested dollar as possible. Then the question comes, how to achieve it? I know I need to invest in companies providing higher yield to get more money in and reinvest them. I also understand that Continue reading →

New buy in my ROTH IRA – RWX addition for free

Today, I could once again add one share of RWX to my holdings for free. Yes, saving money for my next dividend purchase could be commission free with a non-transaction fee ETF. I can buy even only one share and it will cost me a zero. Dividends received This week, I received a few more Continue reading →

New buy in my ROTH IRA – RWX a commission free saving

When I started dividends investing in 2012 I had no goal or strategy and I was purchasing stocks with every penny I had. It was long before I realized how futile way of investing this was. Whenever I received a few dollars in dividends or contributed $50 to my ROTH IRA account, I immediately invested Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 11, 2015

New purchase in ROTH IRA – ConocoPhillips (COP) for 4.60% dividend yield

UPDATE: (04/14/2015) Yesterday, ConocoPhillips price dropped a bit. That allowed me to lower my limit price lower to $67.55. Today, the trigger order fired and executed my limit order. I bought 16 shares of COP today!   In my ROTH IRA account I use a commission free ETF to save money for my next purchase. Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 06, 2014

New trade – MasterCard (MA) buy long stock – building my ROTH

New trade – MasterCard (MA) buy long stock – building my ROTH

Today I bought 16 shares of MasterCard (MA) stock. It was a long wanted trade, but I never did it. At first I bought Visa (V) a few days after IPO for $45 a share and a few months later I sold it for $55 a share.   (MORE: January Recap – Compounding Income)   Continue reading →

Saving cash through commission free ETFs – the end of a cycle

Saving cash through commission free ETFs - the end of a cycle

Small investors who are at the beginning of their investing journey and do not have big pile of cash on hand face a problem how to manage their cash. You probably have the same problem if you can save only $100 or $200 monthly.   (MORE: My Growth Portfolio Update)     What would you Continue reading →

New trade – Kinder Morgan Partenrship (KMP) – initial position – building my ROTH

New trade - Kinder Morgan Partenrship (KMP) - initial position - building my ROTH

Today, I added a new stock position to my ROTH portfolio. The added company is Kinder Morgan Partnership. I have this stock in my taxable account as well, but I wanted to have this stock in my ROTH too. Therefore I opened a new position. This trade is the last trade adding a new stock. Continue reading →

New trade & adjustment – AGNC, PSEC & VNR long stock – building my ROTH

New trade & adjustment - AGNC, PSEC & VNR long stock - building my ROTH

Today I maxed out my contributions to my ROTH IRA account! I am quite excited about it. Now, I will continue contributing to my regular taxable account until the end of the year. When the new year 2014 starts I will resume contributing to my ROTH IRA as long as I max it out again. Continue reading →

Trade adjustment – Realty Income (O) addition – building my ROTH

Trade adjustment - Realty Income (O) addition - building my ROTH

It almost makes no sense writing about this stock. It is one of my favorite REIT stocks and it will stay my favorite stock as long as it continues paying monthly dividends and raising them regularly. Realty income makes money by buying properties and renting them. Their income is from rentals unlike mREITs which are Continue reading →