Australia: My Experience With The Stock Market - Part 4

Aside from stonks, I was also researching about ETFs (exchange traded funds). It's like mutual funds but no. Then I came across spaceship voyager  then raiz .  If you want to know more about the two, you can refer to this  article . Below is a summary: 📌Make sure you understand the product and the risks involved before investing.  Source: Update: I opened an account with Raiz and will do a review after a few months 😊 . If you want to get started, maybe you can use my referral link here  to have  $5 for me, $5 for you! Thanks!   

Australia: My Experience With The Stock Market - Part 3

Now that I found a broker, I need to know how much I can put to the account and what companies to buy. 

I remember when I was trying to look for that holy grail in trading and I came across this – “ Buy companies that you are familiar with” and guess what …..

My first ever stock in Australia was WOW.... But did this make me WOW? Let’s see:

WOW is Woolworths Group Limited which operates retail stores. It operates through Australian Food, New Zealand Food, Endeavour Drinks, BIG W, and Hotels segments. The Australian Food segment procures and resells food and related products to customers in Australia. It operates 1,024 Woolworths supermarkets and Metro stores. The New Zealand Food segment is involved in the procurement and resale of food and drinks to customers in New Zealand. This segment operates 180 Countdown supermarkets, as well as engages in the wholesale operations. The Endeavour Drinks segment procures and resells drinks to customers in Australia. It operates 1,577 stores under Dan Murphy's, BWS, and Summergate brands, as well as Cellarmasters, Langtons, and online platforms. The BIG W segment procures and resells discount general merchandise products to customers in Australia. This segment operates 183 BIG W stores. The Hotels segment offers leisure and hospitality services, including food and drinks, accommodation, entertainment, and gaming in Australia. It operates 328 hotels, including bars, dining, gaming, accommodation, and venue hire operations. The company was formerly known as Woolworths Limited and changed its name to Woolworths Group Limited in December 2017. Woolworths Group Limited was founded in 1924 and is based in Bella Vista, Australia. (source: yahoo finance)

The company is definitely profitable and has dividends (March and September) which is 30% franked (WOW!) so I bought a parcel at a price of $29. However, I had to let it go at a profit of 1%. Why? Jumped to another stock which I am now stuck 😫

Will I add it soon to my portfolio? Maybe 

I heard a news about construction to boom here in QLD (maybe due to their Olympic bid for 2032) so I bought a stock that is in that sector..

BLD... Boral Limited is a multinational company manufacturing and supplying building and construction materials not only in Australia but it also has operations in the US and Asia. 

The company is overall profitable and also has dividends (March and September) which is 30% franked. I am on DRP.

I bought the stock with a target price of $5.50 - $7. However, it went down. No stop loss was in place so I just added and changed my view to long term 😂. It reminds me of MPI (PSE), actually I feel like their movement is pretty similar.. hmmmm

Will I add more to average down? Yes, once I got that extra moola and price is still down up to $3.75. If not, then just wait and chill.

Price points: $4 > $4.50 > $5
Position size: 20% as of writing

The next stocks that I bought are quite interesting... 

If you are not comfortable with stock picking, you may consider this - PART 4.


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