Last week I acquired 10 positions over at Motif investing. I received some great feedback on my purchases and I was happy the DGI community signed off on my investment. As some of you already know I have been trying to pursue another career path and was given a great opportunity to work for a fast growing company. I was hired as the Development Operations Specialist and I will be in charge of testing new software and programs developed by the programmers. I will be starting next Wednesday and my main focus will be trying to learn all the job duties as quick as possible. I am definitely excited to be learning new skills that will bring more value to me as an employee.
I noticed that the market was selling off a bit lately and it’s no surprise that energy stocks are becoming more attractive. I will be looking to dollar cost average into all 10 companies in my Motif investing account. The problem is I have to wait to get paid! I am running low on capital at the moment and part of this is due to Christmas shopping. It’s no surprise that December will be my most expensive month of the year because I do like to buy nice things for my family. However I will be holding myself accountable so that I don’t entirely blow my budget and emergency fund. I opened up a Chase Credit card that requires you to spend $500 in order to earn that a $200 bonus. So I decided I would spend the $500 on gifts, but after the bonus I would only be spending $300. Not bad for a Christmas budget! I am sure I will be spending more, but at least I got the bulk of my shopping done with that credit card.
My Loyal 3 portfolio keeps rewarding me and I am glad I picked a healthy bunch of stocks. Here are the Gains/Losses for the L3 portfolio as of 11/30/14