I was doing my periodic bond MF shares updates at my M* portfolio tracker. Yawn.
I logged onto my TDA online account and was doing the updates. I discovered about $850 in a sweep account, earning a paltry 0.25% (or was it 0.025%) in a money market account. I had forgotten it was in there, to be honest.
dh2b had mentioned a stock his late father had crowed about for many years. We have no idea when he bought it and if he sold it. But it was something that dh2b wanted to look into someday. So I figured what the heck, and did some research on CELG.
Facts: I never buy individual stocks. I don't day trade. I am boring.
But something about dh2b's interest in it (like father, like son kinda thing) and that sweep account interest rate came together.
I...gulp...executed an individual stock order at TDA.
For a $9 trade fee, I bought exactly 18 shares of CELG, just for fun and because I felt like it.
You should have seen dh2b's face when I told him. You'd think we won the lottery or something.
We will entertain ourselves watching it go up and down and up and down...it's a biotech company.