You vs. The Market

I can’t help but feel the urge to write after the recent drop in the markets. I will admit that I haven’t felt great about the recent drop at all, but I also haven’t had much stress about it which I think is the ultimate test of whether my investing strategy is working. My mind … Read more

Earnings Week For My Investment Portfolio

It’s time for earnings!! Apple (AAPL)… Jul 21st Starbucks (SBUX)… Jul 23rd UA (Under Armour)… Jul 23rd BWLD (Buffalo Wild Wings)… Jul 28th Some of the articles I read on earnings expectations mention companies will feel the pressure of forex during this quarter. Something for investors to be prepared for… regardless of how the market … Read more

Starbucks Call Options Sold For 204% Profit

A personal milestone… 204% profit on SBUX call options Starbucks is a company I have always believed in, that I still believe in. The stock has performed exceptionally well since I purchased my call options. Starbucks seems unstoppable in achieving its strategic growth plan. There was a day when I struggled to make money investing. There was … Read more

Starbucks Record Earnings – Q2 2015

Are you a Starbucks customer? Do you love the taste of real coffee? I’m not talking coffee that tastes like candy… Have you ever tried their slow-roasted ham and swiss breakfast sandwich on a soft croissant bun that just falls apart once you bite into it? Make sure you read my post on why Starbucks stock … Read more

Q1 2015 – Portfolio Review (+ 8.20%)

Dividends earned in March 2015 = $244.80 * (Total dividends YTD = $734.40) * Total dividends were a combination of a $240 regular distribution + $4.80 premium distribution. YTD Performance Dividend Project Investment Portfolio = + 8.20 % S&P 500 Index = + 0.44 % Before I write any further, my calculations of the S&P 500’s performance come right … Read more

Starbucks Earnings – Q1 2015

Starbucks released their Q1 2015 financial results on Thursday January 22, 2015 after the markets closed. On January 22, 2015 the stock closed at $82.74 or + 1.78%. After the earnings results came out, the stock started to climb after-hours. On January 23, 2015 the stock closed at $88.22 or + 6.62%. The company reported … Read more