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2022 Week 18 investing and trading report

The first week of May trading hasn’t started very well and I have very low expectations for this month. I am a bit skeptical that it would improve. Our buying power is extremely depressed which prevents me from trading and investing in this market. As of today, I have over $68,000 in cash that I cannot use because it is used for margin collateral. Given that our account’s Net-Liq is $90,000 it means that I am almost in a cash account and not a margin account. It is what the broker and their clearance company did to my account – raised margin requirements to a level that is almost equal to a cash account. A result of high volatility and fear in the markets.

Our Net-liq increased slightly by +2.13% last week and overall account is down -14.16% YTD. I hope, that when the market reverses and starts trading up again, this will change. I have not taken any physical losses by closing trades. All options trades were rolled, so currently, they show a realized loss but unrealized gain. And I sold no stock positions. I was buying stocks during this market selloff.


Here is our investing and trading report:


Account Value: $89,826.68 $1,917.74 2.13%
Options trading results
Options Premiums Received: -$1,831.00    
01 January 2022 Options: $8,885.00 +8.36%  
02 February 2022 Options: $10,009.00 +10.34%  
03 March 2022 Options: -$1,662.00 -1.47%  
04 April 2022 Options: $1,047.00 +1.19%  
05 May 2022 Options: -$1,831.00 -2.04%  
Options Premiums YTD: $16,448.00 +18.31%  
Dividend income results
Dividends Received: $11.64    
01 January 2022 Dividends: $303.38    
02 February 2022 Dividends: $732.81    
03 March 2022 Dividends: $393.74    
04 April 2022 Dividends: $337.31    
05 May 2022 Dividends: $11.64    
Dividends YTD: $1,778.88    
Portfolio metrics
Portfolio Yield: 5.44%    
Portfolio Dividend Growth: 11.61%    
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 10 yrs: $57,839.94 37.53%  
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 20 yrs: $2,016,299.41 1,308.18%  
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 25 yrs: $38,260,839.66 24,823.66%  
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 30 yrs: $2,469,206,559.48 1,602,022.93%  
Portfolio Alpha: 12.72%    
Sharpe Ratio: 2.86 GREAT  
Portfolio Weighted Beta: 0.50    
CAGR: 416.34%    
AROC: 13.73%    
TROC: 9.24%    
Our 2022 Goal
2022 Dividend Goal: $4,800.00 37.06% In Progress
2022 Portfolio Value Goal: $151,638.03 59.24% In Progress
6-year Portfolio Value Goal: $175,000.00 51.33% In Progress
10-year Portfolio Value Goal: $1,000,000.00 8.98% In Progress


Dividend Investing and Trading Report

Last week we have received $11.64 in dividends bringing our May’s dividend income at $11.64.

Last week, we have not purchased any dividend stock.



If the market keeps going lower, I will be adding more shares to our portfolio (if my buying power permits as I am low on available funds already).

Here you can see our dividend income per stock holding:

Annual Dividend Payout week 18


Growth stocks Investing and Trading Report


Last week we bought the following growth stocks and funds:

  • 10 shares of ICSH @ $50.07



Options Investing and Trading Report

Last week we rolled our strangle trades to keep our account safe. Some of those rolls could have been avoided if I had enough cash reserves.

However, these adjustments delivered a loss of -$1,831.00 making our May options income -$1,831.00.


We were actively trading our SPX strategy that delivered $50.00 gain.

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 $11.64 in dividends last week. Our portfolio currently yields 5.44% at $89,826.68 market value.

Our projected annual dividend income in 10 years is $57,839.94 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 $5,903.74 annual dividend income ($491.98 monthly income). We are 10.21% of our 10 year goal of $57,839.94 dividend income.

Future Divi on YOC week 18

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 $141,476.34 to $142,021.49 last week.

In 2022 we plan on accumulating dividend stocks, monetizing these positions, HFEA strategy, and SPX trading. We plan on raising more of our holdings to 100 shares so we can start selling covered calls. We continued rebalancing our options trades that released buying power significantly. That allowed us to start buying shares of our interest again.

Stock holdings trading week 18

Our goal is to accumulate 100 shares of dividend growth stocks we liked and then start selling covered calls or strangles around those positions. We also planned on reinvesting all dividends back into those holdings.

Investing and trading ROI


Our options trading delivered a -2.04% monthly ROI in May 2022, totaling a 18.31% ROI YTD. We hope that in 2022 we exceed our 45% annual revenue selling options against dividend stocks target, although as of today, we are getting behind this goal.

Our entire account is down -14.16%.

Our options trading averaged $3,289.60 per month this year. If this trend continues, we are on track to make $39,475.20 trading options in 2022. As of today, we have made $16,448.00 trading options.

Old SPX trades repair


Last week we have not adjusted any of our old trades. The market is playing with me. When all the ods looked good and I had a chance to get rid of one bad trade, the market tanked ruining my chance to improve the position. Now I am back at the beginning of my attempt to fix the old trade.

We however traded our SPX put credit spread strategy which you will be able to review in my next report. The SPX strategy held well so far, and our signals kept us away from opening new aggressive trades.


Investing and trading report in charts


Account Net-Liq


TW Account trading Net-Liq week 18


Account Stocks holding

TW Account holdings week 18

Last week, S&P 500 grew 42.54% since we opened our portfolio while our portfolio grew 7.60%. On YTD basis, the S&P 500 fell -22.22% and our portfolio -22.17%. We are outperforming the market although by a small percentage point.

The numbers above apply to our stock holdings only. Our overall account net-liq is down by -14.16% this year thanks to our options strategies that generated enough income to stay up a bit.

Stock holdings Growth YTD

TW Account holdings Growth YTD

Our stock holdings are starting to outperform the market. Hopefully, this trend will stay and we will be doing better than S&P 500 constantly.

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 8.98% 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 51.33% of that goal.

Our 2022 year goal is to grow this account to a $151,638.03 and today we accomplished 59.24% of this goal.


Investing and Trading Report – Options Monthly Income

TW Options Trading Income week 18

Investing and Trading Report – Options Annual Income


TW Options Annual Trading Income week 18

Our dividend goal and future dividends


TW Received vs Projected Dividends week 18

We planned to make $4,800.00 in dividend income in 2022. As of today, we received $1,778.88. This is in line with our projected dividend 2022 goal. We also accumulated enough shares to start making $5,903.74 a year.

TW Received vs Future Dividends week 18


Our account cumulative return


The chart below indicates our cumulative adjusted return since we started tracking this metric.

TW cumulative (overall) trading return wk 18

Here is the cumulative return for the year 2022:

TW cumulative (2022) trading return wk 18

Our win ratio overall:

TW trading win ratio (overall) wk 18

Our win ratio for 2022:

TW trading win ratio (2022) wk 18

As of today, our account overall cumulative return is -14.43% (note, data in this section are since March 13, 2021, only as that is the date we started tracking these metrics). Our 2022 cumulative return is -42.03%. That means we erased the entire 2021 revenue as of today. That is a horrible result. But I am optimistic. As I mentioned above, the results are temporary as we are rolling our trades and these rolls cause realized losses while we have open unrealized gains. Once the open trades end (when this horrible market finally calms down), the gains will offset the losses.

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