January is behind us, time to check in on my portfolio.
After December’s ugly Christmas plunge, January looked a whole lot better in terms of stock market gains.
However, less concerned about daily or even monthly gyrations, I stuck to my original plan of collecting dividends and buying on (relative) weakness.
It’s been a busy January! This month I made several purchases:
I added to existing positions in A O Smith, Cardinal Health, Abbvie, Eaton, CVS, Verizon, Microsoft, and Texas Instruments.
Given these new buys, this month’s received dividends and stock price changes - how did my portfolio progress in January?
For reasons of comparison: a year ago, at the end of January 2018, my portfolio consisted of 49 positions with a total value of $119,545.
At the end of January 2019 my portfolio consisted of 60 positions with a total market value of $169,679, a Year-on-Year (YoY) increase of 42%.
This YoY increase is featured in the graph below.
How was your January? Did you add new positions to your portfolio? Leave a comment/reply to share your thoughts!