Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Brokerage Transfer/February 2024 Dividend Stock Purchases

As I'm writing this blog post, it's officially March. The temperature here in Central Wisconsin is a balmy 53 degrees Fahrenheit. Needless to say, that's quite warm for this time of year.

With that in mind, I just wanted to post a brief update on my dividend stock purchases/sales in February 2024.

As was the case in this series' previous post, I remained busy with improving liquidity in February as well. My emergency fund is a few months beyond my target at this point. However, before I allocate $6,500 to opening an IRA account, I want my liquidity to be built up a bit more. That is why there were no buys during the month.

This is also why my only transaction during February 2024 was a sale of 0.24 shares of Realty Income (O). This leads me into the primary focus of this post.

My Brokerage Account Is Now With Charles Schwab

The reason that I sold 0.24 shares of O last month was that I completed the transfer of my Robinhood account to Charles Schwab. I had a fractional share of O that was from its acquisition of Spirit Realty Capital (SRC) that closed in January. Any fractional shares of stock were sold off by Robinhood in the process of the account transfer. Since this was my only fractional share holding, that was my only sale in February.

Concluding Thoughts:

There was nothing personal in my decision to transfer from Robinhood to CS. I'll always be grateful for Robinhood in playing a role in the start of my investing journey. I just appreciated that CS is a much more established player than Robinhood in terms of years of business and assets under management.

As I alluded to in my March 2024 Dividend Stock Watch List, I look forward to again becoming a net buyer of equities later this month.


Have you ever switched brokers?

If so, what was the reasoning?

Thanks for reading and please feel free to comment below!

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