We are still in lockdown, and it seems the lockdown will be extended next week since the numbers aren’t going down fast enough. The crypto portfolio has been doing really well, and the stocks are also doing well, let’s see how long this goes on. When the market goes down, there will be some nice opportunities to pick up some more stocks, so I will try to rebuild my cash position. Last month, there have been some nice entries, so my cash position is actually negative at the moment. Just read on to see why that isn’t necessarily a bad thing!
Capital Growth Portfolio
Portfolio value goes up steadily, nothing too special.
Portfolio value: €4471.81
Retirement Fund Portfolio
Steady growth in the pension fund, 1.04% monthly ROI.
Portfolio value: €755.68
Index Fund & Stock Portfolio
So this month, another two buy orders hit. I bought one more share of Salesforce.com @ $218.31 and ten shares of Coca-Cola @ $50.62. I am looking to build a nice position in some dividend stocks, which I won’t sell in the near future or maybe ever. The ones I currently own are Coca-Cola Company, Royal Dutch Shell and UNILEVER.
I’m trying to allocate growth and dividend stocks at a 50/50 rate now, which means I will need to add some more dividend stocks this year. However, the price of stocks I’m looking at will be factoring more heavily than the 50/50 ratio.
Two buy orders hit which were of higher value than the €200 deposited each month and now my cash fund is currently at a negative, which means I’m lending cash on the platform. You should be careful with this because the rate of an ‘unallocated’ loan is 4%. Since I deposited the standard €200, my remaining loan is about €350, which I will allocate as a loan for the next month. This means the cash is borrowed at a 1.25% rate because the EONIA loan rate is negative, which results in 0% at the DeGiro platform.
The loan at a 1.25% rate will not be a big problem since my dividend stocks will yield me more than that. Obviously, I will focus on getting my balance in the green the coming months! The current dividend for Coca-Cola is 3.38%, for Royal Dutch shell it’s 3.27%, and for UNILEVER it’s 3.36%, which will make sure I stay in the green, in the long run!
Portfolio value: €3631.90
Passive income: €0
Real Growth/Decline: €421.82
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.
No comments, just a little growth!
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Portfolio value: €124.10
P2P Lending Portfolio
No comments, just steady growth!
Portfolio value: €554.74
Passive income: €4.34
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This month I was looking to make some swing trades, so in the first week of January, I bought some Polkadot (DOT). I bought at $9.58 and sold at $17.43, which was an awesome ~81% profit. I also sold the VeChain I had, which gave me a ~46% profit. On top of that, I received the signup bonus from BlockFi and some interest.
Portfolio value: €2558.07
Bitcoin value: 0.03694948
Ethereum value: 1.07217448
Total Portfolio Overview
Portfolio value: €12218.12
Passive income: €4.34
Total growth/decline: €1660.17
Real growth/decline: €1260.17
Ideas for February
I will focus on getting my cash position positive again, I really want to have some cash lying around to buy dips.
- Try to write some other blog posts