No! Is it March already?! What happened to February? That’s how I feel. February is a few days shorter than other months, but what made the difference is that last month was so utterly uneventful – from an investment perspective that is. Well for me it was. January was about recovery, February about…well…further recovery. Everything was so calm. And that’s a good thing. I still suffer a bit from post-traumatic stress after last years see-sawing of the markets. All I need is a bit of stability in my life!
Anyway, let’s dive right into the numbers for February.
The income/gain looks like this:
February turned out to be another great month for my company shares. We are no longer talking about recovery from the last months in 2018, but of actual expansion: Two months of solid growth with a total gain of more than $10K.
See the chart below. The misery from the last quarter of 2018 is behind us.
Capital gain, no new investments, so the capital gain as a percentage of my total investment increased (a little more than 68% now). See the chart below.
All in all a very positive development.
As you can see in the chart below this asset has generated an income of a little more than $60.
I have been a bit too optimistic regarding how much additional funds I am able to pour into alternative assets. I will continue to expand, but at a reduced rate.
If we forget about my home (second pie-chart), then I have 2,4% invested in non-correlated (alternative) assets (Mintos).
My net worth has increased in February.
That’s an increase of $5,160 (1.4%) compared to January 2019.
My blogging rate has decreased over the last months. It is not a classic case of writer’s block, but I’ve had a lot of things going on and didn’t quite have the time nor energy to write a lot.
This doesn’t mean I will stop writing. I am in it for the long haul and will keep posting 🙂
Plans for March
My plans for March:
- Keep the ESPP program running
- Continue to invest on Mintos (I skipped December…and January… and February) – I promise I will removed this line if I don’t invest anything in March.
- Open accounts on other crowdlending/funding platforms (I already wanted to do that in November….and December…and January…and February…but lacked the funds). Same thing here. If I don’t do actually manage to do it I will have to stop fooling myself and remove this line next time around.
- Write, write, write
That’s all for this time!