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Sold out KO (Coca Cola) 100 @ $40.30/share

4 Dec

Trade History for KO:
June 4 – Bought 50 @ $41.50/share = $2075.00
Oct 1- Bought 50 @ $37.85/share = $1892.50 (Averaged down)
Dec 4- Sold 100 @ $40.30/share= $4030.00
Gross Gain = $62.50
Less: Commission = $2.98
Net Gain = $59.52  (1.5%)

Collected Dividends:
July 1- $11.90
OCt 1- $11.90
Total Dividends:  $23.80

Ever since I bought into KO, it has traded on a down trend.  I was not happy with this trade from the beginning, but I did not want to sell at a loss prematurely.  I held on for a few months and saw it bottom out early October at around $37.85, so I averaged down trying to climb back up from the red.

If I didn’t averaged down, I would still be at a loss…

 $3967.50 is funded solely on margin, the opportunity cost was too high for me.  So I decided to let this one go to lower my margin amount.  I lost money on this investment due to interest payments for six months that I held it.

Currently, I still have margin on my USD stocks:  COST, PCLM, LMT, V.  All those stocks have a gain of 6.52%-18.52% which is performing to my standards.  

The markets is shitty so far in December.  Looks like a lot of traders are cashing out before the end of the year…  maybe I should too before all my gains are diminished.

 

 

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Small Caps vs Big Caps

13 Nov

Is there an advantage between investing in a small cap vs big cap stock?  Small caps have more room to grow than big caps.  Every company has to start off somewhere.  Some will rise, some will fall.  All in all, pick your companies wisely.

All my small caps are Canadian companies that pays monthly income.   All my big caps are American companies.

Note:  All stocks have different amount invested.  Each stock provides different risk factors.  Therefore, I only put down money that I am willing to bet on the stock.

Small Caps
Ticker Market Cap Performance
KEG.UN 182.00M 30.86%
BFP.UN 319.42M 129.10%
LIQ 325.18M -19.75%
CHE.UN 660.94M 8.63%
Average 37.21%
Big Caps
Ticker Market Cap Performance
GOOG 342.86B 67.41%
T 184.22B -5.16%
KO 176.64B 0.76%
V 126.57B 13.99%
Average 19.25%

Virtual Broker – Margin Review on my Portfolio

5 Sep

Margin gives you the ability to buy stocks on borrowed money from the brokerage.  The more money you invest in a stock, your risk becomes greater as well.  It can be for the better or worse, but you really need to access how much you are willing to put down or stomach.  *Always be careful when borrowing money.*  

Presently, I have a margin account with Virtual Brokers.   The current rates at Virtual Brokers is 4.5% for CAD and 4.75% for USD.  Margin rates are usually competitive, since they have collateral to the amount of cash you have in the account with them.

Last month, I sold my Goldcorp stock.  So at the moment, I have $4,470.37 cash sitting in my CAD account.  I still don’t know what to buy on the Canadian side.

I also added a few American stocks to my portfolio on margin, but they haven’t been performing as well as I had hoped for.  At the moment, Currently, I have $8,384.51 margin in my USD account.  I am hoping Coke will make a turnaround soon, so I can lessen my margin load.

Current Value for USD Stocks on Margin:

Coke (KO)

2,075.99 1,912.00 -163.99 -7.90%

Visa (V)

$4,152.49 $4,052.83 -$99.66 -2.40%

Costco (COST)

2,240.99 2,292.40 +51.41 +2.29%

Anyways, I have been lazy and not really keep track of my overall stock portfolio.  Time for me to sit down one night and make a good tracking system for all my purchases and sales of stocks for 2013.

It’s been one month!

4 Jul

One whole month, I have held COCA-COLA CO (KO:NYSE) on margin.  I haven’t been able to sell my swing trade yet because it hasn’t gone above my buy in price of $41.50 per share.  I am currently sitting on an unrealized loss of $51.49.

July 1st, I was surprised to find a gift from KO sitting in my brokerage account:  $11.90 in dividends!

As for my other swing trades in June, I profited $140.98.  I was able to execute buy/sell for four stocks.

  1. Jun 4-14, 2013:  KRFT- buy 50 @ $54.30 | sell 50 @ $55.61
  2. Jun 4-14, 2013:  MA- buy 5 @ $569 | sell 5 @ $572.10
  3. Jun 11-27, 2013:  DOL.TO- buy 25 @ $72.71 | sell 25 @ $74.11
  4. Jun 25-26, 2013:  CVX- buy 25 @ $117.30 | sell 25 @ $118.22

In all honesty, if I was patient with some of the stocks, I would have even greater profits.  But a profit is better than no profits, right?

Prices of the four swing trade stocks as of July 4th:

  1. KRFT:  $55.51 (-0.10 x 50= $5.00 extra loss)
  2. MA:  $586.12 (+14.02 x 5= $70.10 extra profit)
  3. DOL.TO: $74.63 (+0.52 x 25= $13.00 extra profit)
  4. CVX: $119.08 (+0.86 x 25= $21.50 extra profit)

I didn’t want to hold these stocks for too long as I bought them on margin charging at a rate of 4% per annum.  The longer I hold the stocks, the more interest I would have to pay.  Quick profits on margin are optimal at best.

Currently, I have BTE.TO (since May 9th, slowly, I am climbing out of the red on this one) and KO on margin a total of $10025.99.

May’s interest, I had to pay $15.92 CAD and $3.19 USD.  June’s interest will show in the middle of July 2013.  Let’s see how much interest will dig into my $140.98 in profits for the month of June.

Sold a couple of my swing trades today

14 Jun

I sold out 2 out of 4 recent swing trades:

  1. Kraft for a profit of $66.49
  2. Mastercard for a profit of $16.49.

99c per trade is great for maximizing your profits 🙂 Keep in mind, I bought these two along with Coke the day before the market took a plunger.  I held these two stocks for a total of 9 days.  This is exactly what I wanted to do, the timing of my trades were not so opportunistic.  Next time, I will be more careful with my swing trades.

Currently, I am still holding Coke on this swing trade.  As for my most recent swing trade: Dollarama, it has been take a beating in the last few days.  Hopefully, they don’t sink anymore from this.

Also, I got a reimbursement from Virtual Brokers for transferring over my stocks from Questrade for $131.25.  They were true to their word.

 

This is my spending spree for the day!!

4 Jun

Without a doubt, I do have a spending spree tendency when it comes to stocks!  All of the purchases below are on MARGIN (not recommended for novice investors).  I am looking for a swing trade here, I didn’t put much thought into it and I don’t really care!!  At $1 per trade, I can make a quick profit here and there.  Let’s give this a try!!

June 4, 2013- Trades