Here are my holdings in my trading account as of June 10th, 2014.
|Description||Symbol||Quantity||Date Acquired||Cost Basis||Market Value|
|NELNET INC CL A||NNI||121||12/11/13||$4,970.79||$5,027.55|
I wanted to start this series of status update on my trading account last week, when I actually had some unrealized loss, but I was slow at learning how to create a website. So it took a little longer than expected before I made my first post.
As you can see from the acquisition dates, I do not day trade. Maybe I am an investor at heart, or maybe I am just always passing up trading opportunities.
Of the $79.62 in cash in my account, $69.93 was just received on 6/2/2014 as a dividend payment on the 189 shares of AFL I own. Is that qualified dividend? Well, let’s work this out. The ex-dividend date for the dividend received on 6/2/2014 is 5/19/2014. 60 days before 5/19/2014 is 3/19/2014. Since the most recent acquisition of my shares of AFL is on 03/27/14, I have held all of the 189 shares for more than 60 days in the 121-day period beginning on 3/19/2014. The answer is “yes,” all of the $69.93 is qualified dividend.
Other than the tidbit on my cash balance, there is nothing special going on with my trading account (given that this is my first post).
My real bottom line on 6/10/2014: $17,068.98
As always, please do your own research before buying any stocks.