Tuesday, January 1, 2019

December 2018 update ($432,089 -$38,755 or -8.2%)

↑ EUR is slightly up to USD by $1,885 or 1.0%
Grand total additions: $1,885

↓ Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund is down by $5,270 or -4.5%
↓ Eurozone Stock Index Fund is down by $6,648 or -6.1%
↓ US 500 Stock Index Fund is down by $14,594 or -12.4%
↓ Global Small Cap Index is down by $13,006 or -12.1%
↓ Vanguard FTSE U.K. All Share Index is down  by $961 or -4.8%
↓ GBP to USD is slightly down by $153 or -1%
Grand total losses: $40,737
Road to Financial Independence - December 2018  How To

I run the financial performance, bench-marking my decisions against leading indexes and it will appear in the next post.


  1. Ouch. That's a bummer. But everyone took a big hit in December. When the U.S. stock index itself is down double digits in a single month it's hard for any investor to not feel it, lol. But as long as you're moving forward in the long run then that's all you can do. It's good that you have a lot of currencies. A lot of analysts are predicting a fall in the U.S. dollar this year.

  2. Hello Liquid,
    Many thanks for stopping by. Indeed, there is difficult not to feel it but I still think that S&P500 is the strongest market going forward. There is a lot of political movement but looking at December jobs report, I think that US dollar is going to stay the same or will get stronger. There is nothing wrong with dollar getting a little bit stronger and interest rates a bit higher.
    Zombie companies will die and the economy will be healthier.