Friday, August 1, 2014

July 2014 Results

July 2014 Results
Present Plan:
I will contribute $600 per mo. to the trading portfolio, aiming for returns of 10% YoY, with increasing dividend income. 
At present, my immediate plan is to get my model portfolio in place in the dividend growth part of the portfolio.  
I still need to trim Growth positions and add to Dividend Growth names, so I expect to continue to make a few trades this year.
 
All dividends are currently being reinvested back into the companies paying the dividend. New cash will be used to add to positions or create new ones at $1k increments.
 
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Current Month-end Watchlist:
I am looking to possibly purchase the following companies this month, based on my recent analysis:
Div Growth: TGT, BAX, IBM, and PG
Div Growth w/ higher yield:  SO, SCG, KMP
Roth IRA: O, Healthcare REITs - VTR, HCP or OHI
Growth: MA, V, MON, GILD, GOOD, SDRL
 
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DIVIDEND and PERFORMANCE Highlights:
Portfolio was down (-5.91%) in July underperforming the S&P by (-4.41%) 
Total dividends for July are $122.21, up 25.6% YoY 
Total dividends for 2014 are $1,643.67, up 35.2% YoY from last year.
Monthly Dividend Raises
KMI increase of 2.4% [11% YoY] from 0.42/qtr to 0.43/qtr (July 16th) 
YTD Dividend Raises - 
The dividend raises for 2014 so far are listed below…   [average 9.8%]
MAT increase of 5.5% from 0.36/qtr to 0.38/qtr (January 31st)
OXY increase of 12.5% from 0.64/qtr to 0.72/qtr (February 13th)
XEL increase of 7.1% from 0.28/qtr to 0.30/qtr (Februrary 19th)
KO increase of 9.0% from 0.28/qtr to 0.305/qtr (February 20th)
WMT increase of 2.1% from 0.47/qtr to 0.48/qtr (February 20th) 
O increase of 0.16% from 0.1822/mo to 0.1825/mo. (March 11th)
QCOM increase of 20.0% from 0.35/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 8th) 
CSX increase of 7.0% from 0.15/qtr to 0.16/qtr (April 15th) 
KMI increase of 2.4% [13.5% YoY] from 0.41/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 16th) 
SO increase of 3.5% from 0.5075/qtr to 0.525/qtr (April 21st) 
AAPL increase of 7.9% from 3.05/qtr to 3.29/qtr (April 23rd) 
IBM increase of 15.8% from 0.95/qtr to 1.10/qtr (April 29th) 
CVX increase of 7.0% from 1.00/qtr to 1.07/qtr (April 30th) 
DE increase of 16.7% from 0.51/qtr to 0.60/qtr (May 28th) 
O increase of 0.16% from 0.1825/mo to 0.1828/mo. (June 17th)
KMI increase of 2.4% [11% YoY] from 0.42/qtr to 0.43/qtr (July 16th) 
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JULY 2014 DIVIDENDS RECEIVED: 
TAXABLE ACCOUNT:   (Amount)     (Dividends Reinvested)
CocaCola (KO) ……..... $29.20…… bot 0.688 shs
Philip Morris (PM) ……..$34.56…… bot 0.405 shs
Occidental (OXY) ………$14.93…… bot 0.148 shs
Xcel Energy (XEL) …….. $34.20….. bot 1.081 shs
ROTH IRA:                    (Amount)    (Dividends Reinvested)
Realty Income (O) …...… $9.32 …..bot 0.000 shs (brokerage does not reinvest divs below $10)
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DIVIDEND PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS:
Symbol ….. Shares ... Mkt Value ... Total Divs… Gain/Loss 
AAPL ……. 39.281 .… 3,755.08 ….  94.74 ……... 49.3%
T     ……..  90.42 .….. 3,217.91. ….  403.66 ……. 39.2%
CVX …….. 31.72 ..…. 4,099.36 …..  233.51 …….. 32.9%
CSX …….. 152.91 ....  4,575.13 ….  196.33 …….. 48.9%
DE   …….. 25.28 .….. 2,151.92 …..  25.58 ……..  4.3%
IBM   …….  8.00 .…... 1,533.36 …..  8.80 ….…..   2.0%
KMI   ……. 77.58 .….. 2,791.40 …..  19.32 ….….  13.4%
KO   …….. 96.43 .….. 3,788.89 …..  58.18 ..…...   1.8%
MAT …….. 109.20 …. 3,868.30 …..  539.45 …...   77.4%
MCD …….. 38.94 .….. 3,681.79 ….  520.78 ……. 70.8%
OXY …….. 20.88  .….. 2,040.48 ….  81.52 ……... 18.6%
PFE …….. 116.91 .…. 3,355.03 …. 400.73 ……..  78.0%
PM   …….. 37.18 .….. 3,048.72 ….  266.07 …….. 17.1%
O   …..….. 51.00 .….. 2,195.55 …..  74.39 ……...  11.3%
QCOM…… 35.69 .….. 2,631.36 ….  51.85. ……..   21.7%
SCG   …… 35.00 .….. 1,780.80 …..  0.00  ……..   (-1.9%)
SO   …….. 42.62 .….. 1,844.89 ….. 109.48 ……..  12.0%
VOD …….. 46.00 .….. 1,528.14 ….  735.16 ……..  (-3.0%)
VZ ……..    22.25 .….. 1,121.79 …..   11.66 ……..  5.9%
WMT …….. 47.86 .….. 3,521.61 ….  301.92 …….. 54.5%
XEL ……..  114.00 .…. 3,625.05 …..  71.32   …….. 9.3%
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Dividend Account Value …………....... $60,156.56
GROWTH HOLDINGS:
Symbol ...... Shares …... Mkt Value ….. Divs….      Gain/Loss 
AAPL  …..…  64.00  …...  6,118.40..…  214.33 ……. 51.8%
ATRS …..…  5000.00  .... 10,200.00 .…     0       …. (-42.4%)
AMRN …..…  300.00  .....  540.00  …..      0       …. (-74.3%)
PSTI  …..…   400.00  ….. 1,132.00  .....     0       …. (-9.7%)
SCRC  ....…  8000.00  ….. 760.00 …...      0       …. (-30.3%)
ROST……..    26.00 .…..  1,674.40 …..    5.20  ……. (-4.3%)
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Growth Account Value ………………... $20,424.80
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CASH ….………………………….….… $3,443.38
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Trading and IRA Account Value ...... $84,024.74
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401K Plan - my firm, at its discretion, may match dollar for dollar up to 4% of my salary
Actual Allocations
Target Retirement 28%
Fixed Income 0%
US Equity 51% 
International Equity 21% (incl. 8% global REITs)
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401K Account Value …...................... $101,850.36
      [O/S 401K Loan balance………………. (-$32,694.75)]
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Total Portfolio Value ………........ $185,875.10 
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SOLD POSITIONS - REALIZED GAINS/LOSSES (starting Jan 2014):
DIVIDEND GROWTH
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
MFA ……...  6/6/14 …..  391.96  ..…..  33.7% …. Eliminate mREITs, add higher quality REIT
MFA ……...  2/6/14 ….. (-108.00)..….. (-6.8%) …. Reduce mREIT wgt, add to O for min div. reinvest.
GROWTH and SPECULATIVE
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
AAPL …….. 7/8/14  ….   950.57 ..…..  91.4% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
AAPL call.… 6/9/14  …… 48.29  ..…    n/a    …..  Covered call (weekly), expired worthless
AAPL …….. 5/19/14 …   788.91 ..…..  72.2% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
PSTI ……...  2/6/14 …… 347.30 ..…..  27.8% ….. Reduce spec wgt of PSTI, add to Div names
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Total Cash Gains YTD ………………….. $2,419.03
Total Cash Gains for 2013 …………….... $3,064.31  (restated: previously all gains prior to 12/31/13)
Total Cash Gains for 2012 ……………....   $269.67 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June 2014 Results

June 2014 Results
Present Plan:
I will contribute $600 per mo. to the trading portfolio, aiming for returns of 10% YoY, with increasing dividend income. 
At present, my immediate plan is to get my model portfolio in place in the dividend growth part of the portfolio.  
I still need to trim Growth positions and add to Dividend Growth names, so I expect to make a few trades this year.
 
All dividends are currently being reinvested back into the companies paying the dividend. New cash will be used to add to positions or create new ones at $1k increments.
 
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Current Month-end Watchlist:
I am looking to purchase the following companies this month, based on my recent analysis:
BAX - undervalued by 10+%, close to 3% yield, and A rated for safety
KMP - undervalued, close to 7% yield and 6% distribution growth, BBB rated
IBM - undervalued by 20+%, 2.4% yield, and AA rated for safety
VTR (Roth IRA) - adding REIT exposure, slightly undervalued, 4.5% yield, and BBB rated for safety 
O (Roth IRA) - increasing O exposure to meet $10 min dividend for automatic reinvestment
 
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DIVIDEND and PERFORMANCE Highlights:
Portfolio was down (-0.36%) in June underperforming the S&P by (-2.26%) 
Total dividends for June are $243.66, up 54.1% YoY 
Total dividends for 2014 are $1,521.46, up 36.0% YoY from last year.
Monthly Dividend Raises
No dividend raises this month.
YTD Dividend Raises - 
The dividend raises for 2014 so far are listed below…   [average 9.8%]
MAT increase of 5.5% from 0.36/qtr to 0.38/qtr (January 31st)
OXY increase of 12.5% from 0.64/qtr to 0.72/qtr (February 13th)
XEL increase of 7.1% from 0.28/qtr to 0.30/qtr (Februrary 19th)
KO increase of 9.0% from 0.28/qtr to 0.305/qtr (February 20th)
WMT increase of 2.1% from 0.47/qtr to 0.48/qtr (February 20th) 
QCOM increase of 20.0% from 0.35/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 8th) 
CSX increase of 7.0% from 0.15/qtr to 0.16/qtr (April 15th) 
KMI increase of 2.4% [13.5% YoY] from 0.41/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 16th) 
SO increase of 3.5% from 0.5075/qtr to 0.525/qtr (April 21st) 
AAPL increase of 7.9% from 3.05/qtr to 3.29/qtr (April 23rd) 
IBM increase of 15.8% from 0.95/qtr to 1.10/qtr (April 29th) 
CVX increase of 7.0% from 1.00/qtr to 1.07/qtr (April 30th) 
DE increase of 16.7% from 0.51/qtr to 0.60/qtr (May 28th) 
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JUNE 2014 DIVIDENDS RECEIVED: 
TAXABLE ACCOUNT:   (Amount)     (Dividends Reinvested)
Walmart (WMT) ……..... $22.83…...bot 0.298 shs
Pfizer (PFE) ………….…$30.13…...bot 1.015 shs
Southern (SO) …………. $22.11…...bot 0.502 shs
Chevron (CVX) …………. $33.65…...bot 0.270 shs
IBM Corp (IBM) ………… $8.80…… bot 0.000 shs (amt too small for div reinvestment)
CSX Corp (CSX) …….…. $24.34…...bot 0.811 shs
Mattel (MAT) …………....$41.09…...bot 1.061 shs
McDonalds (MCD) …….. $31.29…...bot 0.312 shs
Qualcomm (QCOM) …… $14.91…...bot 0.187 shs
Ross Stores (ROST) …... $5.20…… bot 0.000 shs (amt too small for div reinvestment)
ROTH IRA:                    (Amount)    (Dividends Reinvested)
Realty Income (O) …...… $9.31 …..bot 0.000 shs (brokerage does not reinvest divs below $10)
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DIVIDEND PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS:
Symbol ….. Shares ... Mkt Value ... Total Divs… Gain/Loss 
AAPL ……. 39.281 .… 3,646.28 ….  94.74 ……... 45.1%
T     ……..  90.42 .….. 3,197.11. ….  403.66 ……. 38.4%
CVX …….. 31.72 ..…. 4,140.92 …..  233.51 …….. 34.2%
CSX …….. 152.91 ....  4,711.22 ….  196.33 …….. 53.1%
DE   …….. 25.28 .….. 2,289.47 …..  25.58 ……..  10.9%
IBM   …….  8.00 .…... 1,450.16 …..  8.80 ….…..  (-3.5%)
KMI   ……. 77.58 .….. 2,813.12 …..  19.32 ….….   14.2%
KO   …….. 95.75 .….. 4,055.80 …..  28.98 ..…...   8.9%
MAT …….. 109.20 …. 4,255.41 …..  539.45 …...   93.0%
MCD …….. 38.94 .….. 3,922.41 ….  520.78 ……. 80.6%
OXY …….. 20.74  .….. 2,128.03 ….  66.59 ……... 23.7%
PFE …….. 116.91 .…. 3,469.59 …. 400.73 ……..  83.4%
PM   …….. 36.77 .….. 3,100.08 ….  231.50 …….. 19.1%
O   …..….. 51.00 .….. 2,265.42 …..  65.07 ……...  14.2%
QCOM…… 35.69 .….. 2,826.96 ….  51.85. ……..   30.6%
SO   …….. 42.62 .….. 1,933.96 ….. 109.48 ……..  17.1%
VOD …….. 46.00 .….. 1,535.96 ….  735.16 ……..  (-2.6%)
VZ ……..    22.25 .….. 1,088.64 …..   11.66 ……..  2.8%
WMT …….. 47.86 .….. 3,592.93 ….  301.92 …….. 57.4%
XEL ……..  114.00 .…. 3,674.22 …..  74.24   …….. 12.0%
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Dividend Account Value …………....... $60,097.69
GROWTH HOLDINGS:
Symbol ...... Shares …... Mkt Value ….. Gain/Loss 
AAPL  …..…  84.00  …...  7,797.72..…  281.28 ……. 55.1%
ATRS …..…  5000.00  .... 13,350.00 .…     0       …. (-24.5%)
AMRN …..…  300.00  .....  528.00  …..      0       …. (-74.9%)
PSTI  …..…   400.00  ….. 1,248.00  .....     0       …. (-0.5%)
SCRC  ....…  8000.00  ….. 880.00 …...      0       …. (-19.3%)
ROST……..    26.00 .…..  1,719.38 …..    5.20  ……. (-2.0%)
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Growth Account Value ………………... $25,523.10
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CASH ….………………………….….… $3,177.04
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Trading and IRA Account Value ...... $88,797.83
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401K Plan - my firm, at its discretion, may match dollar for dollar up to 4% of my salary
Actual Allocations
Target Retirement 28%
Fixed Income 0%
US Equity 50% 
International Equity 22% (incl. 8% global REITs)
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401K Account Value …...................... $103,546.07
      [O/S 401K Loan balance………………. (-$33,226.98)]
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Total Portfolio Value ………........ $192,343.90 
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SOLD POSITIONS - REALIZED GAINS/LOSSES (starting Jan 2014):
DIVIDEND GROWTH
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
MFA ……...  6/6/14 …..  391.96  ..…..  33.7% …. Eliminate mREITs, add higher quality REIT
MFA ……...  2/6/14 ….. (-108.00)..….. (-6.8%) …. Reduce mREIT wgt, add to O for min div. reinvest.
GROWTH and SPECULATIVE
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
AAPL call.… 6/9/14  …… 48.29  ..…    n/a    …..  Covered call (weekly), expired worthless
AAPL …….. 5/19/14 …   788.91 ..…..  72.2% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy cash
PSTI ……...  2/6/14 …… 347.30 ..…..  27.8% ….. Reduce spec wgt of PSTI, add to Div names
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Total Cash Gains YTD …………………... $1,468.46
Total Cash Gains for 2013 …………….... $3,064.31  (restated: previously all gains prior to 12/31/13)
Total Cash Gains for 2012 ……………....   $269.67 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May 2014 Results

May 2014 Results

Present Plan:
I will contribute $600 per mo. to the trading portfolio, aiming for returns of 10% YoY, with increasing dividend income. 
At present, my immediate plan is to get my model portfolio in place in the dividend growth part of the portfolio.  
I still need to trim Growth positions and add to Dividend Growth names, so I expect to make a few trades near term.
 
All dividends are currently being reinvested back into the companies paying the dividend. New cash will be used to add to positions or create new ones at $1k increments.
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DIVIDEND and PERFORMANCE Highlights:
Portfolio was up 1.67% in May underperforming the S&P by (-0.43%) 
Total dividends for May are $161.61, down 36.7% YoY (former BUD holding paid large semi-annual div in May'13)
Total dividends for 2014 are $1,277.80, up 33.1% YoY from last year.
Monthly Dividend Raises
DE increase of 16.7% from 0.51/qtr to 0.60/qtr (May 28th) 
YTD Dividend Raises - 
The dividend raises for 2014 so far are listed below…   [average 9.8%]
MAT increase of 5.5% from 0.36/qtr to 0.38/qtr (January 31st)
OXY increase of 12.5% from 0.64/qtr to 0.72/qtr (February 13th)
XEL increase of 7.1% from 0.28/qtr to 0.30/qtr (Februrary 19th)
KO increase of 9.0% from 0.28/qtr to 0.305/qtr (February 20th)
WMT increase of 2.1% from 0.47/qtr to 0.48/qtr (February 20th) 
QCOM increase of 20.0% from 0.35/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 8th) 
CSX increase of 7.0% from 0.15/qtr to 0.16/qtr (April 15th) 
KMI increase of 2.4% [13.5% YoY] from 0.41/qtr to 0.42/qtr (April 16th) 
SO increase of 3.5% from 0.5075/qtr to 0.525/qtr (April 21st) 
AAPL increase of 7.9% from 3.05/qtr to 3.29/qtr (April 23rd) 
IBM increase of 15.8% from 0.95/qtr to 1.10/qtr (April 29th) 
CVX increase of 7.0% from 1.00/qtr to 1.07/qtr (April 30th) 
DE increase of 16.7% from 0.51/qtr to 0.60/qtr (May 28th) 
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MAY 2014 DIVIDENDS RECEIVED: 
TAXABLE ACCOUNT:   (Amount)     (Dividends Reinvested)
AT&T (T) ………….…..... $41.06…...bot 1.155 shs
Verizon (VZ) ………….…$11.66…...bot 0.249 shs
Deere (DE) …………..... $12.82…...bot 0.137] shs
Apple (AAPL) …….….... $67.44…...bot 0.113 shs
ROTH IRA:                    (Amount)    (Dividends Reinvested)
Realty Income (O) …...… $9.31 …..bot 0.000 shs (brokerage does not reinvest divs below $10)
Kinder Morgan (KMI) ...… $19.32 ...bot 0.582 shs 
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DIVIDEND PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS:
Symbol ….. Shares ... Mkt Value ... Total Divs… Gain/Loss 
AAPL ……. 5.611 .….. 3,551.76 ….  94.74 ……... 41.4%
T     ……..  90.42 .….. 3,207.05. ….  403.66 ……. 38.7%
CVX …….. 31.45 ..…. 3,861.62 ….  199.86 …….. 25.9%
CSX …….. 152.10 ....  4,471.76 ….  171.99 …….. 46.0%
DE   …….. 25.28 .….. 2,305.14 …..  25.58 ……..  11.6%
IBM   …….  8.00 .…... 1,474.88 …..  0.00 ….…..  (-2.5%)
KMI   ……. 77.58 .….. 2,590.46 …..  19.32 ….….   5.2%
KO   …….. 95.75 .….. 3,916.96 …..  28.98 ..…...   5.2%
MAT …….. 108.14 …. 4,198.95 …..  498.36 …...   92.3%
MCD …….. 38.63 .….. 3,918.24 ….  489.49 ……. 81.4%
MFA …….. 147.57 ....  1,214.45 …. 321.90 ……   32.2%
OXY …….. 20.74  .….. 2,067.07 ….  66.59 ……... 20.2%
PFE …….. 115.89 .…. 3,433.87 …. 370.60 ……..  82.9%
PM   …….. 36.77 .….. 3,255.61 ….  231.50 …….. 24.7%
O   …..….. 51.00 .….. 2,208.30 …..  55.76 ……...  11.0%
QCOM…… 35.51 .….. 2,856.53 ….  36.94 ……..   32.2%
SO   …….. 42.12 .….. 1,843.79 …..  87.38 ……..   12.1%
VOD …….. 46.00 .….. 1,610.46 ….  735.16 ……..  0.6%
VZ ……..    22.25 .….. 1,111.56 …..   11.66 ……..  4.9%
WMT …….. 47.56 .….. 3,651.41 ….  279.09 …….. 60.3%
XEL ……..   64.00 .….. 1,968.64 …..  37.12   …….. 12.3%
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Dividend Account Value …………....... $58,718.51
GROWTH HOLDINGS:
Symbol ...... Shares …... Mkt Value ….. Gain/Loss 
AAPL  …..…  12.00  …...  7,596.00..…  281.28 ……. 51.2%
ATRS …..…  5000.00  .... 14,750.00 .…     0       …. (-16.6%)
AMRN …..…  300.00  .....  423.00  …..      0       …. (-79.9%)
PSTI  …..…   400.00  ….. 1,376.00  .....     0       ….   9.7%
SCRC  ....…  8000.00  ….. 851.20 …...      0       …. (-22.2%)
ROST……..    26.00 .…..  1,779.70 …..    0.00  ……. 1.4%
AAPL call  .…  1ct  ……..   48.29  ..…   n/a…..  Covered call (weekly), looking to take gains @ 650
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Growth Account Value ………………... $26,775.90
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CASH ….………………………….….… $3,066.08
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Trading and IRA Account Value ...... $88,560.49
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401K Plan - my firm, at its discretion, may match dollar for dollar up to 4% of my salary
Actual Allocations
Target Retirement 28%
Fixed Income 0%
US Equity 50% 
International Equity 22% (incl. 8% global REITs)
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401K Account Value …...................... $99,556.78
       [O/S 401K Loan balance]………………. (-$33,757.33)
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Total Portfolio Value ………........ $188,117.27 
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SOLD POSITIONS - REALIZED GAINS/LOSSES (starting Jan 2014):
DIVIDEND GROWTH
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
MFA ……...  2/6/14 ….. (-108.00)..….. (-6.8%) …. Reduce mREIT wgt, adding to O for min div. reinvest.
GROWTH and SPECULATIVE
Company ….. Date ..... Gain/Loss ……G/L %....... Reason/Result
AAPL …….. 5/19/14 …   788.91 ..…..  72.2% ….. Take gains on Growth position, redeploy proceeds
PSTI ……...  2/6/14 …… 347.30 ..…..  27.8% ….. Reduce speculative wgt of PSTI, add to Div names
None to date
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Total Cash Gains YTD …………………... $1,028.21
Total Cash Gains for 2013 …………….... $5,048.39