|Mr. ATM's rendering of actual stock buy transaction performance|
If I want to see more details on the buildings making up my city's skyline, then I would look at the chart below. It shows me every single building (stock) that I bought during the year and the direction it has grown or how high it has gotten.
|Individual stock buy transaction performance|
Most of my other buildings in the city of stocks are growing as well. Several of them growing with mid teens to low twenties percent gains, along with the rising dividends and absolutely no dividend cuts.
I do have one or two buildings that are growing in the wrong direction on price basis. One of them is QCOM which is growing underground. Though, I believe it is starting to turn around and hopefully by the end of the year, it will dig itself out and turn into a skyscraper.
After a two month summer break of July and August, I started construction on a few new buildings consisting a bank UMPQ, an outlet-mall REIT SKT, and a Blockchain technology leader IBM (I recently wrote about IBM here: My IBM Post). They all look promising and I hope to get rewarded in the future from their growth in the form of price appreciation as well as dividend income.
Well, that pretty much sums up my entire buying or building activity for the year and how each of the buy transactions has done so far. I should emphasize, a tall building requires a solid foundation which can only be achieved by studying fundamentals of each stock, understanding risks, and determining its fair value.
Investment tracking doesn't have to be boring or dry as there are so many ways to visualize growth of a portfolio, whether that's through building a city of stocks or growing a garden full of flower, sky is the limit.
My main goal of visualization is to stay motivated, informed, and engaged with my investments, while having a bit of fun. What do you think? Are you an investment geek like me?
Disclosure: I currently own shares in all stocks discussed in this post or shown in the chart.
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