Monday, February 9, 2015

Monthly Update: January 2015

It's that time of the month again! A few days late but here's my first monthly update in 2015. What a month it was. The ECB decided to act on continued fears of deflation and will pour over a trillion euro's in the market in the coming years. This decision resulted in a lower euro and rising stock prices in Europe. However the opposite seemed to happen to US stocks in the past month.

All in all a hectic month. However, since I am in it for the long haul I am not too interested in these daily or monthly fluctuations. What matters is that I keep focused on buying high quality companies which provide me with a steady stream of growing dividends.

As of 29-12As of 31-1% change
S&P 500 Total Return3,8273,656-4.5%
Dow Jones Industrials Total Return36,08134,767-3.6%
AEX GR1,2441,314+5.6%
Portfolio value€ 22,390 € 23,386 +4.4%