Tuesday 7 August 2018

Summary of July 2018

Summary of July 2018

It has been a warm, warm summer. It makes me appreciate that I do not live in warmer countries because it is truly a nightmare that drives down productivity to non existing levels unless the Air Cons are continuously on. Happily they are for the benefit of my power companies and I expect to see surprisingly good results from them this summer.

As you have recently seen I am preparing myself for the upcoming divorce. Cash has to be liberated as preparation for the divorce even though I doubt it will have finished before July 2019. The enforced separation period as well as divorce will pretty much last as long as the marriage did. Well done legal system for keeping up with society in general. A lesson has been learnt that I will take with me for the rest of my life. In the next 6M there will most likely not be made any further investments to build up additional cash.

Work is going very well as always lately and the next month will be filled with excitement. Things like this makes tedious to look for new jobs and even more so to actually take one. Work:Life balance is however very bad since a long time.

For the previous summary please visit Summary of June 2018 and here you can see my stock portfolio as it is.

Invested vs Current July 2018

The total invested value is now up at: 104,308 €. No further investments were made.

Investments during July 2018

The value of the portfolio is today: 109,178 € and spread out I now have around 854 € in cash on the different accounts. I have a realised gain of 4,275 € and the unrealised gain is now at: 4870 € (4.5%) which is not good at all.

Me vs DAX July 2018

DAX is now up at 12,616 point which means it has increased by 2.2% while my own portfolio managed to increase with only 1.0% in the same period.

Conclusion: DAX did much better than me during the month of July. I look forward to a boring, boring period in my life when I will not be able to invest any money for a long period of time. But, hopefully, I will not need to decrease my holdings any further but will manage to deal with any upcoming costs from savings. This marriage lasted a little over 2 years and will, investment wise, set me back for well over 3 years.

1 comment:

Stadiongatan said...

Hang in there, I read your blog with big interest.