SHARPE INCOME … Income Assets Hitting an All-Time High

Posted on Jan 23 2017 - 12:13pm by Sharpe Trade

The original Sharpe Income post that explains this project can be found here.

The Sharpe Income category be found by clicking on that red ‘Sharpe Income’ tag next to this post title, or by clicking here.

We continue the discussion from the last entry.


We began this project with only $500. All in an effort to help out the small retail investor who doesn’t have a lot of money, understand the importance of growing an income account, as opposed to a trading account. The following numbers are taken from our PDF that is attached below. Remember that the numbers are computed off of Friday’s close …

Total Sharpe Income Balance: $3,375.38
Total Sharpe Income YTD Return: + 1.03 %
Sharpe Income YTD Paid Yield on Cost: + 0.00 %
Total Sharpe Income YTD Maximum Draw-down: – 0.00 %
iShares Barclay’s IEF Return: + 0.00 %
S&P 500 Index YTD Return: + 1.45 %
S&P 500 Index YTD Maximum Draw-down: – 0.25 %


No dividends were paid last week.  We have placed this weeks ‘capital deposit’ in the category reserved as “dry powder”. Cash that we simply have ‘on hand’ and can move about as we wish. We are placing that cash as reserved for a little bit of ‘tier capital’.  Thus, the cash is reserved thusly …

     Total Cash:  $79.74
       Income Assets Cash:  $24.82

        $28.94 Reserved for future MDT purchase
        Remaining Cash “Dry Powder” after Reservations for Income Purchases:  -$4.12
     Capital Gains Cash:  -$70.08
     Reserve Cash:.  $125.00
        Cash for Income Assets:  $15.00
        Cash for Capital Gains Allocation:  $85.00
        Cash for Tier Capital:  $25.00

No actions to take this week.

It is however … nice to notice that the Income Assets are hitting an all-time high … 

sharpe trade income assets dividend investing

And as we had expected, the total project is humming along beautifully as the process tends to do over time …

sharpe trade total project dividend investing

The link to the Google Drive Spreadsheet that you can view, that we will edit, build upon and refer to over time can be found at this link.

We continue the Sharpe Income project with this next entry.

1 Comment so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. mappy January 23, 2017 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/17/what-a-us-interest-rate-rise-really-means-for-the-dollar

    Excellent article. Even to this day, I never paid attention as much as to what higher interest rates would mean for the dollar.

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