Sunday, June 7, 2015

Monthly Update: May 2015

It's that time of the month again! A few days late but here's my monthly update for May. In general markets rose with gains between 1 and 2%. The USD.EUR-rate also increased 1% which helps my portfolio since around 80% is USD-listed. In the table below I have presented some benchmark indicators of general market indices and my own dividend growth portfolio.

May 2015
IndicatorAs of 30-4As of 30-5% change
S&P 500 Total Return3.8423.891+1.3%
Dow Jones Industrials Total Return35.92736.473+1.5%
AEX GR1.4371.461+1.6%
Portfolio value€ 24.833 € 24.890 +0.2%

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.