October is behind us, time to check in on my portfolio.
The past month has been pretty volatile, to say the least, with my portfolio taking quite a hit.
However, less concerned about daily or even monthly gyrations, I stuck to my original plan of collecting dividends and buying on weakness.
This month I made two purchases:
On October 10 I bought 10 extra shares of International Paper (IP).
And on October 12 I started a new position in Texas Instruments (TXN) - also 10 shares.
Given these new buys, this month’s received dividends and stock price changes - how did my portfolio progress in October?
For reasons of comparison: a year ago, at the end of October 2017, my portfolio consisted of 47 positions with a total value of $106,856.
At the end of October 2018 my portfolio consisted of 57 positions with a total market value of $147,027, a Year-on-Year (YoY) increase of 38%.
This YoY increase is featured in the graph below.
How was your October? Did you add new positions to your portfolio? Leave a comment/reply to share your thoughts!