Here are the contents of my current E*Trade Brokerage taxable account:
Overall, my portfolio is about 3-4 years old and is up a grand total of +2.63% in share price and neglecting dividends. Pretty crummy, yes. This portfolio was bought with little concern over P/E ratio, PEG, Alpha, Beta, or much else but the fact that I: use a laptop powered by an Intel Pentium processor using Microsoft Windows, while taking a drug by Pfizer and drinking Budweiser on weekends. Now you see why I need mutual funds?
E*Trade finally processed my worthless security form for my defunct Enron stock (It took them over 25 days), so I can transfer the account out to FreeTrade. E*Trade is going to charge me $60 for the outgoing transfer, and FreeTrade is charging me $25 for the incoming transfer, *sigh*. My other alternative was to sell my four stocks for $22.99 commission each at E*Trade, which would cost $7 more. But this way I can put off selling the stocks until I feel the time is right, and I can pay E*Trade as little as possible.
Oh, I also bought TiVo for a bit at $9.88. Then I regained my senses and sold at $10.34, with a net loss due to commissions. It’s now down to $4.44, yay.
By Jonathan Ping | Investing | 1/17/05, 8:10pm