Marcus

Trade Journal

Thanks for visiting my trade journal. On this page you’ll find monthly updates on my dividend investing strategy, my buys and sells, and my wins and losses. By no means am I a professional investor or trader. Just a regular guy, with a regular job, and a net worth equivalent to a 2012 Hyundai Sonata.

I am in the process of refining a trading strategy I call Dividend Builder. A strategy geared toward high yield dividend stock and fueled by timely position trades to build capital. My hope is that you can learn from my experience and take a detour around some of the gravel pits I fell into. Thank you for reading.

Dividend Builder – June 2020
Dividend Builder – June 2020

June is through. Time to share some dividend results with you. 2020 has given us a wild and memorable first half. Here’s to the second half. Here’s to all that is new, to lessons learned, to seizing t…

2020: Week 26
2020: Week 26

As of this writing, the baby my wife and I are expecting to pop its head out any minute now still has not arrived. The arrival of this little person has been the primary preoccupation of my thoughts t…

2020: Week 25
2020: Week 25

Go figure the week I decide to put a pause on selling options and focus on my other option strategy the market goes on a sideways grind. This would have been a perfect week for selling an Iron Condor.…

Dividend Builder – May 2020
Dividend Builder – May 2020

My Dividend Brother Joe and I put a pause on our posts as our neighborhood and world erupted after the killing of George Floyd. Joe and I live in a duplex in the 3rd Precinct of Minneapolis. We are bl…

2020: Weeks 21, 22, 23, & 24
2020: Weeks 21, 22, 23, & 24

It’s been a month since my last journal update, and what a month! It feels more like a year in a lot of ways. So many events have been packed into these past weeks and months, and the year is only hal…

Swing Trading with $300 – Week Four – Stop Losses
Swing Trading with $300 – Week Four – Stop Losses

A week with no swing trades being executed makes for an introspective weekly post on swing trading. Yep, no action this week. I watched and waited as my two holdings sat below my entry. No profit to b…

Swing Trading with $300 – Week Three
Swing Trading with $300 – Week Three

This week I ran right into my old nemesis. My unwillingness to cut losses when a swing trade goes against me. Hope, fear, and pride all play a part. I am hopeful the share price will recover and move …

2020: Week 20
2020: Week 20

My work life has been as volatile as the markets lately. Turns out, I’m not cut out to work for huge retail corporations. After only a few days on the job of driving a forklift and unloading trucks, I…

Swing Trading with $300 – Week Two
Swing Trading with $300 – Week Two

Time for a recap of my second week at playing around with swing trading. As you may recall from Swing Trading with $300, I am giving myself three hundred dollars to let it rip, play some swing trades,…

2020: Week 18 & 19
2020: Week 18 & 19

And just like that, April is over. This month flew by for me, as did the past two weeks. I was called back into work the week before last, and I also interviewed and took a job at a major home improve…

Dividend Builder – April 2020
Dividend Builder – April 2020

The initial shock of the market crash is over. Life is settling into a routine of political and economic volatility. I am trying to stay aware of these moods, but mostly staying apart from them. A lux…

Swing Trading with $300
Swing Trading with $300

I have not given up on my Dividend Builder strategy. The quarterly churn of dividends mixed with a dash of position trades is still my low risk approach to investing. But what do I do with that itch t…

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