Dividend Portfolio Update 📉📉
Below is a paraphrase of the full portfolio update and market review article I write weekly. Click here for a full portfolio with more statistics, an economic review, plus a break down of all my trades (which you can see in my Commonstock profile as well).

Market Review

"This week I was out on vacation but still managed to monitor the market and make some buys. The S&P fell 3.1% this week following more disappointing corporate updates and data that shakes potential economic growth. The Nasdaq was down 3.8% for the week followed by the Dow which was down 2.9%.

Consumer staples and consumer discretionary segments were hit particularly hard this week as many retailers provided cautious outlooks due to cost pressures and supply chain concerns. Walmart ($WMT), Target ($TGT), and Ross Stores ($ROST) were the main players here, expect to see more of this next week as more earnings reports are published. My eyes will be on Best Buy ($BBY) who had a particularly rough week following the poor performance of these retailers.

On the other hand, utilities, health care, and energy sectors ended the week green, if only by a little. There was some rebound actions throughout the week pushed mainly by a contrarian approach to our potentially oversold market with a BofA survey showing that cash levels of fund managers are at their highest since 9/11 (6.1%).

The market barely stayed out of bear market territory this week amid growth concerns fueled by stubborn inflation, supply chain issues, and a number of economic data releases that were relatively disappointing.

The Federal Reserve Chair Powell spoke on inflation and said that the Fed will be more aggressive with rate hikes if inflation doesn’t come down in an obvious way. All eyes are on inflation and that will continue to be the driving narrative behind the market’s performance.

Portfolio

To date, I have invested $8,980 into the account, the total value of all positions plus any cash on hand is $8,901.17. That’s a mere loss of $78.83 for a total return of -0.88%. The account is down $142.75 for the week which is a 1.58% loss.

Below is a table of everything we are invested in so far. There you can see my number of shares, shares bought through dividend reinvestments, average cost, gains, and more. The tickers in green are positions that I bought shares in this week.

Dividends

This week we received only one dividend. $1.44 from Texas Instruments ($TXN)

In my portfolio, all positions have dividend reinvestment enabled. I don’t hold onto the dividend, I don’t try to time the reinvestment, I just let my broker do it automatically. All dividends were reinvested.

Dividends received for 2022: $118.55

Portfolio’s Lifetime Dividends: $141.47"
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Good morning contrarians! We aren’t out of the woods on Russia-Ukraine, or even close. As discussed yesterday, the Russian economy is very much behind the 8-ball and Biden could announce further sanctions in his State of the Union Speech tonight.

The conflict has impacted commodity supply chains pretty significantly, especially where Europe’s energy needs are concerned. If nothing else, it looks like buying any dip in commodities or commodity-related securities may be a wise move.

We also have retailers reporting earnings today, with Target ($TGT) just beating EPS but falling short of revenue estimates. Later we’ll hear from Kohl’s ($KSS), Nordstrom ($JWN), Ross Stores ($ROST), AutoZone ($AZO), and Urban Outfitters ($URBN). We also have Salesforce.com ($CRM), Baidu ($BIDU), Domino’s ($DPZ), Wendy’s ($WEN), JM Smucker ($SJM), and Hewlett Packard ($HPE). This all makes for a pretty busy earnings day that will in all likelihood be overshadowed by Russia-Ukraine.

Upcoming Earnings Calendar (Feb 28th - Mar 4th)
Hey guys! Here's the upcoming earnings calendar! Two of my holdings, $SE and $SOFI report next week, so I'll be paying significant attention to both. Other than that, I'm also interested in seeing what retailers like $TGT $BBY and $COST have to say about supply chain issues and inflation.

Good luck to everyone!

If you'd like an easier way to track earnings dates, you can automatically sync your portfolio's earning dates to your personal calendar with just a couple of clicks here.

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Upcoming Earnings Calendar! (Nov 15th-19th)
Earnings season is slowly coming to a close, but there are still several highly interesting events coming up. Here's next week's earnings calendar and what I'll for looking forward to.

  • $SE: insights on their global e-commerce expansion.
  • $NVDA: comments on their product availability and supply.
  • $WMT: Update on their Walmart+ membership and comments on inflation/labor shortage/supply chain issues.
  • $DLO although this stock is too richly valued for me, I like their business and I'm following it in case there's a good buying opportunity post-earnings.

Comment below which earnings report you are looking forward to the most!

Friendly reminder: you can automatically sync your portfolio's earning dates to your personal calendar with just a couple of clicks here.

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