Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Project Portfolio Month 1 update

The "Project Portfolio"

Monthly Update:  April 

Starting Balance  $4,339.04
Deposit  $498.00
Dividends  $0.00

Net Gain or Loss $(104.28)
Realized gain or loss $(28.59)
Ending Balance $4704.17

May starting balance $4704.17
 Stocks Shares and Dividend update. 
No dividends to report this month.
WM 30.0174
NPK 15.4697
BWLD 6.0459
Cash 85.63

Emergency fund.    $1000
Opportunity fund    $ 979
Precious Metals
Silver 315oz
Gold 3oz 

I sold FCX just because we have a large position in the metals already and a few things about the company worried me moving forward so I felt its better to sell. The new addition is Ark Restaurants with a great yield of 6.6%. If your not from NY or Las Vegas you may not know about ARKR but it is a consistent performer and I think as the economy improves it is a generous company with dividends. This is also a company I have in my personal portfolio. It does give us 2 restaurant stocks but both can be profitable and are run by incredible CEO's. This month I will be looking at MSFT to possibly add a position (watch for the update). We will also continue to add on weakness to positions in the portfolio.

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here are my own. All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Please do your own research before investing.


  1. I see you spreadsheet is similar to what pullingmyselfup has on his blog www.pullingourselvesup.blogspot.com. I have almost exactly what he has for his main spreadsheet. My portfolio has all Canadian stocks as that is my nationality. It helps to see everything how it ties together in one place.

    1. Yes pullingmyselfup made a great prototype to follow. I really like it and agree it helps ties things together. Thanks for the reply.

  2. I thought that looked familiar lol. I'm glad others find utility in it.
    ARKR I'll have to take a closer look at them. Its interesting that they are this small yet also have a dividend policy. Most companies will wait for more growth.

    1. Yes your spreadsheet was better than what I had. ARKR is interesting I found it a year ago by asking a guy in Vegas who owns the sports bar at New York New York hotel and casino he told me Ark Restaurants. The exciting thing is that in the annual letters profit seems to be back on the rise. They have paid a dividend and seem committed to it a lot of management and ownership have shares so I see it continuing. There aren't to many shares so use limit orders because the spread sometimes is .35cents.


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