SHARPE INCOME … It’s All Green to Me

Posted on Jan 30 2017 - 10:40am 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: $3,448.23
Total Sharpe Income YTD Return: + 2.49 %
Sharpe Income YTD Paid Yield on Cost: + 0.00 %
Total Sharpe Income YTD Maximum Draw-down: – 0.00 %
iShares Barclay’s IEF Return: – 0.10 %
S&P 500 Index YTD Return: + 2.49 %
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. Of that cash, 85% of the capital deposit was placed as reserved for a future deposit towards the ‘capital gains’ strategy. 15% of the capital deposit is placed towards reservations for the purchase of more income assets.  Thus, the cash is reserved thusly …

Total Cash: $104.74
Income Assets Cash: $39.82

$39.82 Reserved for future MDT purchase
Remaining Cash “Dry Powder” after Reservations for Income Purchases: $0.00
Capital Gains Cash:  $14.92
Reserve Cash: $50.00
Cash for Income Assets: $3.75
Cash for Capital Gains Allocation: $21.25
Cash for Tier Capital: $25.00

Within the next few days we should have the PCY dividend post as that has been declared.  I’m not sure if the PFF dividend will be paid in January.  Many times, such ETF’s skip paying the dividend in the first month of the year.  However, we will have the TLT and SHY dividends paid in the beginning of February.

We are again hitting new highs, for both the project as a whole, as well as the ‘Income Assets’ themselves.  Just a lot of … green.  As in … money.



Do not forget, that you can discover how we find such income stocks that are held for years at a time, in Sharpe Trade’s Valuation Investing Course.  We discuss this particular project, more in-depth via Sharpe Trade’s Short-Term Trading Course.

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.

8 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. mappy January 31, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Fun times in the USA. Having a blast here. hah! Still liking the gold and oil.

  2. mappy January 31, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Oh God! Put on your bear hats. i just looked at the DOW and it’s back below 20K.


  3. mappy February 1, 2017 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I found it! i found the final death nail to the market crash! It’s immanent now!!!!

  4. mappy February 1, 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Oh! Big day today. The ultra Fed day! If they raise rates, gold and oil will sink like a rock for the next few days…..then higher.

    If they do nothing, they’ll rocket higher for a few days and then bleed down over the next few weeks.

    happy trading!

  5. mappy February 1, 2017 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I miss these days. Funny thing is, I did the same damn thing he did, except for smashing things. LOL!

  6. mappy February 1, 2017 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Is the old lady speaking? Or did she fall asleep this afternoon! I want some actiooooooonnnn!

  7. mappy February 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Well, let’s wait a few days. I think oil and gold will drop now that the fed is holding off on rate increases.

    We’re moving at .25% a year! whooo hooo!

  8. mappy February 1, 2017 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    9:49 AM. I know nothing about markets.

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