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2021 Week 51 investing and trading report

One more week and the year 2021 will be over. So far, it was a very good year investing and trading in dividend growth stocks and options monetizing my positions. This investing and trading report will show our effort in achieving our goals.

As Santa rally came to the town, our Net-Liq recovered form last week selloff by +3.45%, our options income increased in December by +9.86% and our dividend income is in line with our monthly goal.

December became our best month in options trading income.

Here is our investing and trading report:


Account Value: $102,249.29 +$3,414.29 +3.45%
Options trading results
Options Premiums Received: $3,909.00    
01 January 2021 Options: $4,209.00 +16.65%  
02 February 2021 Options: $4,884.00 +15.41%  
03 March 2021 Options: $5,258.00 +12.79%  
04 April 2021 Options: $2,336.00 +4.30%  
05 May 2021 Options: $6,346.00 +9.22%  
06 June 2021 Options: $4,677.00 +6.37%  
07 July 2021 Options: $3,865.00 +5.14%  
08 August 2021 Options: $6,133.00 +7.40%  
09 September 2021 Options: $2,353.00 +2.97%  
10 October 2021 Options: $8,721.00 +9.27%  
11 November 2021 Options: $4,577.00 +5.24%  
12 December 2021 Options: $10,078.00 +9.86%  
Options Premiums YTD: $63,437.00 +62.04%  
Dividend income results
Dividends Received: $54.51    
01 January 2021 Dividends: $53.04    
02 February 2021 Dividends: $63.00    
03 March 2021 Dividends: $30.31    
04 April 2021 Dividends: $139.70    
05 May 2021 Dividends: $167.45    
06 June 2021 Dividends: $168.56    
07 July 2021 Dividends: $228.62    
08 August 2021 Dividends: $780.09    
09 September 2021 Dividends: $176.60    
10 October 2021 Dividends: $256.73    
11 November 2021 Dividends: $463.90    
12 December 2021 Dividends: $190.74    
Dividends YTD: $2,776.07    
Portfolio metrics
Portfolio Yield: 4.49%    
Portfolio Dividend Growth: 8.80%    
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 10 yrs: $23,510.42 19.13%  
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 20 yrs: $231,237.94 190.49%  
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 25 yrs: $1,254,627.39 1033.53%  
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 30 yrs: $11,860,339.38 9,770.24%  
Portfolio Alpha: 55.76%    
Portfolio Weighted Beta: 0.58    
CAGR: 574.14%    
AROC: 49.32%    
TROC: 9.88%    
Our 2021 Goal
2021 Dividend Goal: $1,071.42 259.10% Accomplished
2021 Portfolio Value Goal: $42,344.06 241.47% Accomplished
6-year Portfolio Value Goal: $175,000.00 58.43%  
10-year Portfolio Value Goal: $1,000,000.00 10.22%  


Dividend Investing and Trading Report

Last week we have received $54.51 in dividends bringing December’s dividend income to $190.74. We didn’t buy any shares of dividend growth stocks last week, but as we completed our HFEA accumulation goal, we will now focus on accumulating dividend growth and high-yield dividend stocks.

Our goal is to accumulate enough shares of RYLD this year and next year so the dividends will cover our mortgage monthly payments. At first, we will reinvest all dividends and premiums until we reach a $300 monthly payment (HELOC loan). Once we reach this goal, we will use the dividends to pay off our HELOC. At the current RYLD price and yield, we need to accumulate $36,000 and buy 1470 shares.

Here you can see our dividend income per stock holding:

Annual Dividend Payout week 51


Growth stocks Investing and Trading Report


Last week we didn’t buy any new positions of growth stocks.


Options Investing and Trading Report

Last week we rolled some of the trades that got their call sides breached as the market rallied.

These adjustments delivered $3,909.00 of additional options income bringing December at $6,169.00.

We were actively trading our SPX strategy that delivered $715.00 weekly income.

You can watch all our trades in this spreadsheet. You can watch the spreadsheet and look for a “NEW” indication next to the trading date. When the indicator shows up, it is typically good for up to 3 days to follow that trade.

Expected Future Dividend Income

We have received $54.51 in dividends last week. Our portfolio currently yields 4.49% at $102,249.29 market value.

Our projected annual dividend income in 10 years is $23,510.42 but that projection is if we do absolutely nothing and let our positions grow on their own without adding new positions or reinvesting the dividends.

We are also set to receive a $4,836.21 annual dividend income. We are 20.57% of our 10 year goal of $23,510.42 dividend income.

Future Divi on YOC week 51

The chart above shows how our future dividend income is based on the future yield on cost and what dividend income we may expect in the future. The expected dividend growth depends on what stocks we are adding to our portfolio and the stocks’ 3 years average dividend growth rate. It is interesting to see what passive income we may enjoy 10, 20, 25, or 30 years from now.


Market value of our holdings

Our non-adjusted stock holdings market value increased from $129,178.85 to $132,669.29 last week.

Stock holdings week 51

Our goal is to accumulate 100 shares of dividend growth stocks we like and then start selling covered calls or strangles around those positions. We also plan on reinvesting all dividends back to those holdings. I plan on doing this until the portfolio can deliver enough income to cover all living expenses and then start trading full-time.

Investing and trading ROI


Our options trading delivered a 9.86% monthly ROI in December 2021, totaling a 62.04% ROI YTD. We again exceeded our 45% annual revenue selling options against dividend stocks target!

Our account grew by 397.02% beating our projections and the market.

Our options trading averaged $5,286.42 per month this year. If this trend continues, we are on track to make $63,437.00 trading options in 2021. As of today, we have made $63,437.00 trading options.

Old SPX trades repair


This week, we didn’t adjust our old SPX trades. Our goal is to reach a level where we will be eligible for portfolio margin (PM). Once that happens, we plan on converting the existing SPX Iron Condors to strangles and trade these positions as strangles.

With RegT margin, the capital requirements would be approx. $66,586.06 and that is beyond our means. With PM the requirement for margin would drop to around $10k. That is doable in our account. Once we reach this level, we will start adjusting our SPX trades accordingly. Until then, we will just roll these trades around.

We however traded our SPX put credit spread strategy which you can overview in this report.


Market Outlook


Santa Claus finally arrived in the town and delivered its rally. Stocks recovered losses from previous weeks and with it, our net-liq recovered too. It was obvious that the selloff had no legs as the fear indicators showed that the market didn’t really care about Omicron or any other BS out there. I will write about this in my newsletter. So, if you want to know why I knew that the market will not repeat December 2018 selloff, subscribe to the newsletter.

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Investing and trading report in charts


Account Net-Liq


TW Account Net-Liq week 51


Account Stocks holding

TW Account holdings week 51

Last week, S&P 500 grew 63.37% since we opened our portfolio while our portfolio grew 29.00%. On YTD basis, the S&P 500 grew 33.52% and our portfolio 22.01%.

The numbers above apply to our stock holdings only. Our overall account net-liq grew by 397.02% this year! This is thanks to options trading that generates income. It can be also seen how the options help lower our cost basis. Just compare the P&L in the regular (left) column with the P&L in the “Options adjusted” column. For example, our AES holding would be a loser as of today (down -10.17%), but we generated enough income (we can call it also a return of our invested capital) and that position is 126.09% up.

Stock holdings Growth YTD

TW Account holdings Growth YTD

I expect our stock holdings to start outperforming the market hopefully soon. The entire portfolio beats the market by far thanks to monetizing those positions.

Our 10-year goal is to grow this account to $1,000,000.00 value in ten years. We are in year two and we accomplished 10.22% of that goal.

Our 6-year goal is to reach $175,000 account value to be eligible for portfolio margin (PM) and today we accomplished 58.43% of that goal.

Our 2021 year goal is to grow this account to a $42,344.00. We already accomplished this goal.


Investing and Trading Report – Options Monthly Income

TW Options Income week 51

Investing and Trading Report – Options Annual Income


TW Options Annual Income week 51

Our dividend goal and future dividends


TW Received vs Projected Dividends week 51

We have accomplished our dividend income goal. We planned to make $1,071 of dividend income this year and we finished receiving $2,776.07. However, we accumulated enough shares to start making $4,836.21 a year.

Also, it is amazing to see, that on monthly basis, we received $53 in dividends and grew our account and now we are receiving $400 in dividends.

TW Received vs Future Dividends week 51


Our account cumulative return


The chart below indicates our cumulative adjusted return.

TW cumulative return wk 51

TW win ratio wk 51

As of today, our account cumulative return is 52.89% (note, data in this section are since March 13, 2021, only as that is the date we started tracking these metrics. Thus the results are skewed a bit and will show full picture next year.).

We will report our next week’s results next Saturday. Until then, good luck and good trading!

2 responses to “2021 Week 51 investing and trading report”

  1. Sree says:

    Hi, came across your post on FaceBook. Congratulations on a great year!.
    How do I subscribe to follow your trades?

    • Martin says:

      You can click on a “subscribe” link on top and from the menu select which service you want to subscribe to.

      You can subscribe to multiple services with now fee only. To do so, subscribe to only one service and let me know which other service you want to be added to. For example, you subscribe to the Challenge account service and want to be added to the SPX service too, let me know and I will add you manually to that service. Do not subscribe to both of them or you will pay twice.

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