↑ Accumulated $8,000 USD as part of my annual saving goal for August & September
↑ Received $6,314 USD as Gazprom dividend (6.6% a year).
↑ Received $ 490 USD as Rosneft dividend (7% a year)
↑ Received $65.5 USD as Vanguard S&P 500 dividend (2% a year)
↑ Company shares went up & dividends reinvested $603 USD
↑ Vanguard S&P 500 gained $ 400 USD
Grand total additions: US$ 15,870
↓ Precious metals lost $540 USD
↓ EUR lost to USD $9,346 USD
↓GBP lost to USD $2,895
↓ Vanguard Energy ETF lost $ 600 USD
↓ $30 USD Confiscated by Company due to cancellation of the reinvestment programme
↓ Gazprom shares down by $18,080 USD
↓ Rosneft shares down by $1,170 USD
↓ Loss due to forced selling of Vanguard funds and additional investments 290 USD
Grand total losses: US$ 32,951
- My brokerage company informed me that they have excluded Vanguard S&P500 (VOO) and Energy companies (VDE) ETFs from their range of products and I need to sell them or they would do it for me.
- Gazprom shares yield 6.6% a year at current share price. I reinvested all received dividends in additional 1,000 shares – price 7,592 USD including commission.
- Rosneft shares yield 7% a year at current share price. I reinvested all received dividends in additional 100 shares – 660 USD including commission.
- I bought Vanguard ETF Emerging markets instead of energy companies. The ETF (VFEM) is exposed to BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Exposure to China and Taiwan is almost 40% of the weight. Expense ratio is 0.25%
- I replaced Vanguard S&P 500 (VOO) with similar ETF (VUSA), which is domicile in Ireland and bought 1100 shares in it. Expense ratio is 0.07%.
- With three months to go I will accumulate additional $12,000 until end of the year, at the current stock prices I will be short $25,700 towards my annual goal this year. There will be two main contributors – weakness of EUR & GBP to USD (currency wars by Western Europe + the UK to the USA) and coup in the Ukraine, causing speculation in Gazprom shares.