↑ Accumulated $4,000 USD as part of my annual saving goal for July
↑ Vanguard S&P500quaterly dividends 186 USD or 1,7% annual rate
↑ Vanguard Emerging market dividends 99 USD or 2,6% annual rate
Grand total additions: US$ 4,285 USD
↓ Vanguard Emerging markets ETF lost 1,465 USD
↓ Company shares lost 1,300 USD
↓ Rosneft shares lost 1,750 USD
↓Gazprom shares lost 20,670 USD
↓ Vanguard S&P500 lost 370 USD
↓ Precious metals lost 990 USD
↓ EUR lost to USD 1,940 USD
↓ GBP lost to USD 1,150 USD
Grand total losses: US$ 29,635
Next month should be better as I will get my annual dividends for Rosneft and Gazprom – combined just under 3,000 USD after taxes. On in all investor should me bracing themselves for low annual growth and dividends 1.5-3% a year. Some companies could deliver more but this would be too much exposure to overall portfolio.
It is a bumpy ride but currently I am not intensely stressed about it. Portfolio will generate about ~ 7,000 USD in dividends and will hardly meet any my needs in the short term. It is increasingly looks like that I need to focus on financial independence at 65 like majority of the folks.