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February 2023 Investing and Trading Report

Our February investing and trading were successful. We made decent options income selling premiums, we received record monthly dividends, and we purchased more dividend-paying stocks. Our account is growing and it was growing even during the recent pullback.

Our NetLiq-cash-buying power ratio improved with the market, but it is still vulnerable to market declines. I need to build more cash reserves.

Cash - Net-Liq - BP 02

Our trading delivered $2,754.00 gain last month, ending February 2023, at $2,754.00 (3.80%) of options income. Our net-liq value dencreased by -2.66% to $72,465.05 value. Our overall account is up 16.40% YTD and -30.75% from when the bear market started in January 2022.

Here is our investing and trading report:


Account Value: $72,465.05 -$1,981.60 -2.66%
Options trading results
Options Premiums Received: $2,754.00
01 January 2023 Options: +$1,466.00 +1.97%
02 February 2023 Options: $2,754.00 +10.34%
Options Premiums YTD: +$4,461.00 +5.91%
Dividend income results
Dividends Received: +$731.21
01 January 2023 Dividends: +$407.13
02 February 2023 Dividends: +$731.21
Dividends YTD: +$1,138.34
Portfolio Equity
Portfolio Equity: $198,371.59 +$5,482.73 +2.84%
Portfolio metrics
Portfolio Yield: 5.41%
Portfolio Dividend Growth: 13.92%
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 10 yrs: $109,606.44 50.29%
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 20 yrs: $9,864,244.11 4,525.80%
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 25 yrs: $547,390,161.33 251,147.12%
Ann. Div Income & YOC in 30 yrs: $192,956,719,300.97 88,530,132.79%
Portfolio Alpha: 0.34%
Sharpe Ratio: 6.01 EXCELLENT
Portfolio Weighted Beta: 0.50
CAGR: 249.24%
AROC: 4.08%
TROC: 2.04%
Our 2023 Goal
2023 Dividend Goal: $8,000.00 14.23% In Progress
2023 Options Income Goal: $70,000 6.37% In Progress
2023 Portfolio Value Goal: $96,532.51 78.13% In Progress
6-year Portfolio Value Goal: $175,000.00 43.10% In Progress
10-year Portfolio Value Goal: $1,000,000.00 7.54% In Progress


Dividend Investing and Trading Report


In February 2023 we have received $731.21 in dividends bringing our dividend income at $1,138.34.

Last month, we bought these dividend growth stocks:

– 100 shares of LEG @ $34.41
We now own 100 shares and we started selling covered calls. Options for this stock are not much traded so we are selling longer-dated calls.

– 50 shares of WBA @ $36.07
This purchase brought our holdings to 100 shares. We started selling covered calls.

– 100 shares of MPW @ $11.52
We now own 100 shares and we started selling covered calls. Options for this stock are not much traded so we are selling longer-dated calls.

Here is a chart of our account equity showing our accumulation goal and the value of all stocks in our account. It shows a nice upward-sloping chart as our equities grow. This is a result of our options trading and using premiums to buy dividend stocks:

Account Equity February 2023

And here you can see the dividend income those equities pay us every year:

Annual Dividend Payout February 2023


Growth stocks Investing and Trading Report


In February 2023, we bought the following growth stocks and funds:

  • 12 shares of GOOGL @ $96.07
    I am accumulating this stock now to reach 100 shares after which we will start selling covered calls.
  • 25 shares of AMZN @ $94.68
    I am accumulating this stock now to reach 100 shares after which we will start selling covered calls.


Options Investing and Trading Report


In February 2023, our options trading delivered a gain of $2,754.00 making our February options income $2,754.00. This is a promising outcome for our trading, and I hope it will continue this way for the rest of the year.


We were actively trading our SPX strategy that delivered $3,645.00 gain.


Expected Future Dividend Income


We received $731.21 in dividends last month. Our portfolio currently yields 5.41% at $72,465.05 market value.

Our projected annual dividend income in 10 years is $109,606.44, but that projection is if we do absolutely nothing and let our positions grow without adding new positions or reinvesting the dividends.

We are also set to receive a $7,357.98 annual dividend income ($613.16 monthly income). We are 6.71% of our 10 year goal of $109,606.44 dividend income.

Future Divi on YOC 02

The chart above shows how our future dividend income is based on the future yield on cost and what dividend income we may expect. The expected dividend growth depends on what stocks we add 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 $192,888.86 to $198,371.59 last month.

In 2023 we planned on accumulating dividend stocks, monetizing these positions, HFEA strategy, and SPX trading. We plan to raise more of our holdings to 100 shares to sell covered calls. We continued rebalancing our options trades that released buying power significantly. That allowed us to start repurchasing shares of our interest.

Stock holdings trading week 01

We aim to accumulate 100 shares of dividend growth stocks we like 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 3.80% monthly ROI in February 2023, totaling a 5.91% ROI YTD. We plan to exceed our 45% annual revenue goal in selling options against dividend stocks.

Our entire account is still down -30.75% from when the bear market started. However, in 2023 our account is up 16.40% YTD.

Our trading averaged $1,487.00 per month this year. If this trend continues, we will make $17,844.00 in trading options in 2023. As of today, we have made $4,461.00 in trading options. This is below our projected goal. Based on the goal, we should average $5,834 options income per month. But I hope, as the year progresses, we can increase options income to our goal.


Old SPX trades repair


We traded our SPX put credit spread strategy, which you will be able to review in in our next post. The SPX strategy provided $3,645.00 income (8.33%) while SPX delivered -2.93%.


Investing and trading report in charts


Account Net-Liq


TW Account trading Net-Liq 02

The drawdown of our account is highly discouraging, but it started improving. I am not selling any stock positions, and I will be buying back those I sold to release our Buying power. On top of that, I will be buying more dividend-paying shares as much as possible. My new addition to the watchlist is Jackson Financial Inc. (JXN) and CVS Health Corporation (CVS) which I plan on purchasing next month.


Account Stocks holding


TW Account holdings 02

Last month, S&P 500 grew 39.85% since we opened our portfolio while our portfolio grew 13.12%. On YTD basis, the S&P 500 grew 7.12% and our portfolio 3.64%. We are underperforming the market.

The numbers above apply to our stock holdings adjusted by options premiums.


Stock holdings Growth YTD


TW Account holdings Growth YTD

Our stock holdings are underperforming the market. Hopefully, this trend will stay, and we will constantly do better than S&P 500.

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 7.54% 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 43.10% of that goal.

Our 2023 year goal is to grow this account to a $96,532.51, and today we accomplished 78.13% of this goal.


Investing and Trading Report – Options Monthly Income


TW Options Trading Income 02

Investing and Trading Report – Options Annual Income


TW Options Annual Trading Income 02


Our dividend goal and future dividends


TW Received vs Projected Dividends 02

We planned to make $8,000.00 in dividend income in 2023. As of today, we received $731.21. We also accumulated enough shares to start making $7,357.98 a year. Our monthly projected dividend income is $613.16, and our current monthly dividend income is $94.86.

TW Received vs Future monthly Dividends 02


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