Stocks

May 2024 Stock Portfolio Update ($8,907)

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At the end of May 2024, the total value of our stock portfolio was USD 8,907 (EUR 8,205). While this represents a slight decrease from the previous month, it is an essential part of our journey towards long-term growth and financial stability. Last month, our portfolios decreased by -155.48 EUR (-1.86%). This drop was primarily due to my…


March 2023 Stock & Crypto Portfolio Update

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At the end of March 2023, I was managing 3 small investment portfolios. The total value of all portfolios combined was USD 6,466.07 / EUR 5,948.35. One of my short-term goals is to grow portfolios to $10,000. To get there it is planned to deposit additional capital, plus selling options premium. Portfolio #1 It was a good month for portfolio #1…


Stargazing in Ječi, Boat Riding in Laidi, Stock Trading in Vilgāle

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Yesterday we traveled to Ječi to move the lawn, grill a fish and use it as a camp base before visiting a pebbled beach near Nida close to the Latvian/Lithuanian. Our new favorite shop - LIDL, fish is awesome and the rest is good too. We are lucky to have one LIDL store in Liepaja, about 25 km from our Ječi house.  I love both Nida and Pape,…


Stocks, Concrete works and Drone Repair in Riga

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The day started with me waiting for the Euronext stock exchange to open. I had 300 shares with Dutch ING stock and was looking to write covered calls to generate some income. Unfortunately, my portfolio was dragged under EUR 2,000 balance and I had to wait a few minutes to recover slightly above EUR 2,000 and sell covered calls. Sold, Sold, Sold…


Bank Stocks and Gold are down today

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My portfolio dropped by some 10% today - as I'm heavily invested in Dutch ING bank stock and Barrick Gold, I find it a bit scary, not to say more. It seems I'm going to get assigned ING 9.34 PUT tomorrow and might get assigned GOLD: NYSE 17 put next week. Additionally holding a few call options, but with a price under the water, it will be hard…


Is LON: RWS stock a buy in 2022

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Welcome to another article in the series of stock picking. The other morning I was talking with my fiancee over the Whatsapp chat and as she works in the translation field, she suggested taking a closer look at the RWS company. She sent me the following URL: RWS shares drop 19% after BPEA abstains from takeover As I've been already looking into…


Is TLRY stock a buy in 2022?

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With this article, I'm launching a new section in the blog - stock picking. One of the first stocks I would like to talk about - is TLRY brands inc. In fact, I have already talked about this stock quite often in my newsletter and YouTube videos. To keep it simple I want to list my ideas in one place - any yes, guessed it right, my blog. This is…


How Attractive is German Commerzbank (FRA:DBK) to European Investors

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Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft is a major German bank operating as a universal bank, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. In the 2019 financial year, the bank was the second largest in Germany by the total value of its balance sheet. The bank is present in more than 50 countries around the world and provides almost a third of Germany's trade…


March 2022 Dividend Income Report - $154.58

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Welcome to the fifty-ninth (#59) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks in March 2022. Last month we spent both in Georgia and Latvia. We had a Spring break from QSI school in Tbilisi and we decided to visit Latvia, my daughter had a chance to pick up some Latvian, and I had a chance to install floors at…


52 Week Money Saving Challenge Version 4.0. SEB Europe Equity Fund

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About 4 years ago I started a simple, so-called 52 Week Money Saving Challenge. The rules for this challenge are very simple - to deposit in the first week one euro, in the second week - two, third week - three, etc. The amount after each week continues to grow, up to the last week of the year, when it is 52 euros. Back in 2018, I was saving in…