The portfolio changes:
↑ Accumulated additional 3,500 USD as part of recreating my Emergency fund.
↑ Vanguard 500 Index up by 300 USD
↑Company shares up by 330 USD.
↑ EUR and GBP are up towards USD, overall gain is 4,970 USD (EUR) and 270 USD (GBP)
↑ Grand total additions: 9,370 USD
↓ Precious metals lost 910 USD
↓ GazProm shares are down 17,710 USD
↓ Rosneft shares are down by 140 USD
Grand total losses are 18,760 USD
- GazProm shares are heavily speculated on and towards end of the year a lot of people sold the shares to fix the gains. Last year GazProm had not very good year and the dividends where quite low but at today prices the dividends are 4.5%
- It is not the result I was hoping for towards end of the year, but on the other hand it is underlines fact of not to be excited about share prices movements in real time. Even with the humble portfolio of 300 K movement of 3% will get you either 9K gain or loss. The focus is on the dividends returns, rather than anything else.