Thursday, March 12, 2015

Monthly Update: February 2015

It's that time of the month again! A few days late but here's my second monthly update in 2015. What a month it was. Stock markets were on a tear, especially in Europe. The Dutch AEX index increased over 8%! My dividend portfolio did not increase as much but it still ended above € 24.000 which is obviously not chump change.

IndicatorAs of 31-1As of 28-2% change
S&P 500 Total Return3.6563.866+5.7%
Dow Jones Industrials Total Return34.76736.441+4.8%
AEX GR1.3141.421+8.1%
Portfolio value€ 23.386 € 24.214 +3.5%

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.