↑ Accumulated $4,000 USD as part of my annual saving goal for September
↑ iShares Core DAX are up by 404 USD
Grand total additions: US$ 4,404 USD
↓Emerging markets ETF lost $223 USD
↓Gazprom shares lost $1,325 USD
↓Company shares combined lost $236 USD
↓British pound is lost to USD 3% over one month, for my portfolio it is $2,521 USD
↓EUR lost to USD or $3,721 USD
↓Precious metals lost $462 USD
Grand total losses: US$ 8,488
- My goal was to add to my portfolio $48K USD or $40K USD in 2010 money. With one month away I am on track with monthly saving, but the money were lost. At theend of 2014 my portfolio was $288,608 at the end of this year it will be $306,754.
So the real difference is $18,000 while over $54,000 were invested. Not good performance, predominantly due to EUR to USD loss (15% on year to year basis, for portfolio it is almost $28 K loss).
- I managed to finish my running goal of 1,000 miles a month earlier. Here is my real progress over the last three years, so everything is possible.
My personal experience with running that although it may be good for your heart, there is two things needs to be done for weight control:
- Diet and changing eating habits. At the end of the day it is balance: in vs. out.
- You need muscles to burn more energy, running does not add much muscles.
However I start enjoy running very much and will continue to do it, just need to start adding more strengthening exercise and watch what I am eating. Eating habits are there for life.