I have managed to accumulate another $3,400 towards my annual investment goal and this year I was paid a small bonus at work. After a few small presents I decided to invest it all (around $10,000).
The portfolio changes:
↓ Emerging market securities were down 1,5%
↓ The energy company stock is down about 3,7%
↑ Cash contribution of $13,400
While procrastinating whether or not to spend the money on the stock I put my shares in a savings account, interest on which vary daily, but at the moment hovering above 2% a year.
In the long term, at the current market performance such small (relatively to the target) injections make very little difference, but I cannot help it - I want my financial independence badly.