I’m buying stocks in a real money account I opened in the amount of $300,000. See what stocks I buy and why I buy them. I walk you through each decision I make, both when I buy a stock and when I sell it. I do not recommend what stocks you buy (because I don’t want you to get upset with me if your stock(s) go down!) but you can follow along to see how I manage my real money portfolio.
I started this portfolio by initially depositing $150,000 on 8/30/2013 and adding an additional $150,000 on 12/31/2014. I may have large amounts of cash at any time in the portfolio as I am under no obligation to have all of it in the market at once. I will be investing slowly and carefully, only buying the stocks I like for the reasons I explain. It is my goal to mostly pick stocks I can hold on to for years, rather than make a lot of quick trades as has become so fashionable by traders in todays stock market.
I am a long term investor who has invested money in stocks for more than 30 years. Please be sure to read what this website is about and how you can get started investing HERE.
Below you will find the latest screen shot of my portfolio holdings on 8/26/2016:
|Stock Symbol||Stock Name||Date of Purchase||# Of Shares||Price Paid||Notes|
|Why I bought Apple stock|
|Why I bought Ventas|
|Why I bought Ford stock|
|AAL||American Airlines||1/29/2015||400||$50.98||Why I bought American Airlines stock|
|COST||Costco||8/24/2015||100||$126.30||Why I bought Costo stock|
|CVS||CVS Health Co.||8/24/2015||100||$90.42||Why I bought CVS stock|
|DIS||Disney||8/27/2015||150||$102.47||Why I bought Disney stock|
|GILD||Gilead Sciences||9/25/2015||200||$100.07||Why I bought Gilead stock|
|SPY||S&P 500 ETF||40||$208.42||Why I'm buying SPY|
|Stock Symbol||# Of Shares||Price Paid||Sell Price||Gain/Loss||Notes|
|HPQ||500||$27.80||$33.29||+$2,720.71||Why I Sold HPQ|
|CHL||300||$56.15||$63.11||+$2,087.40||Why I Sold CHL|
|YHOO||600||$37.47||$42.03||+$2,736||Why I Sold YHOO|
|CHK||1000||$21.65||$9.63||-$12,032||Why I Sold CHK|
|UA||200||$67.14||$97.55||+$6,062||Why I Sold UA|
|FB||300||$71.60||$87.27||+$4,702||Why I Sold FB|
|CCP||125||$35.87||$25.62||-$1.281.13||Spinoff from VTR|