August 2021 Monthly Investment Report

August went by extremely quick because of the holidays I suppose. I didn’t have much time to focus on my investments, but I did buy some extra stocks since I already put in the buy orders last month. The rest of the time I really enjoyed Sicily with the family and all the free time.

Capital Growth Portfolio

In August we saw a growth of 1.09%, which is around the average growth of 1% monthly.

Portfolio value: €5695.77
Deposits: €100
Growth/decline: €160.27

Retirement Fund Portfolio

Steady growth in the pension fund, 1.9% monthly increase.

Portfolio value: €1613.65
Deposits: €100
Growth/decline: €128.26

Index Fund & Stock Portfolio

Two of my potential buys hit last month. I bought 11 Pinterest (PINS) stocks @ $57.46, currently ~1% underwater, but I feel confident this will go higher in the coming years. Besides Pinterest, I also bought 85 Blade Air Mobility (BLDE) stocks @ $6.94, I’m already up ~24%, so really happy with this buy. I will probably use my new tactic for growth stocks here, which means I will sell half of the stocks when it reaches 100%.

I also deposited a little more this month, because I earned some cash with a side-hustle.

Portfolio value: €6531.67
Deposits: €500
Cash: €51.73
Passive income: €9.30
Real Growth/Decline: €248.57

If you want to start investing as well, the platform I’m investing on (DeGiro), but you can also invest on other platforms like eToro.

Semmie Portfolio

No comments, just a little growth!

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Portfolio value: €141.95
Deposits: €0
Growth/decline: €3.46

P2P Lending Portfolio


This month I deposited €50 on Mintos to get the percentage allocated to P2P up towards 5%.

Portfolio value: €639.11
Deposits: €50
Passive income: €5.15

If you sign up using my affiliate link, we will both receive 1% of our average daily balance, which is paid in 3 instalments for the first 90 days.


I’m currently invested in 5 projects on EstateGuru with 10-11% interest rate. For now, this will be enough; I will let the platform do its job for a while and see how the loans perform.

Portfolio value: €254.39
Deposits: €0
Passive income: €0.88

If you sign up using my affiliate link, we will both receive a 0,5% bonus on all the investments done during the first 90 days of your registration on all the investments that move to funded status.

Crypto Portfolio

This month I didn’t do too much for crypto either, I bought €50 extra bitcoin and made one small trade on bitcoin, which added up to a ~4.15% increase of my total bitcoin stack.

The rest of the assets are still growing slowly because of the interest. Swissborg is giving me a 4.5% yield on my bitcoin and 7.75% on my USDC. This is now the same again as BlockFi. Celsius is becoming more interesting to test because of this. However, I first have to check withdrawal rates on BlockFi because I’m invested with such a little amount, it might not be worth it to move it to a different platform.

I also want to remind everyone, especially now that crypto is quickly appreciating in value, how important it is to keep the bulk of your crypto off the exchanges you are trading on. I keep mine on a Ledger.

Portfolio value: €5623.2
Bitcoin value: 0.04670072
Ethereum value: 0.8322855
Deposits: €0
Withdrawals: €0
Growth/decline: €1620.5

Total Portfolio Overview

Portfolio value: €20616.99
Deposits: €750
Withdrawals: €0
Passive income*: €15.33
Total growth/decline: €2676.88
Real growth/decline: €1926.88

* this only includes P2P & Dividend

Ideas for September

Dive into previously mentioned ETF’s!

Website Goals

  • Nothing new planned

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