Sunday, August 16, 2015

Monthly Update: July 2015

It's that time of the month again! I am late because I just returned from my holiday. It's a nice feeling to be away for three weeks yet still get paid a few bucks for owning shares in some wonderful companies.

After the big losses in my portfolio last month, this month showed some black numbers again. In the table below I have presented some benchmark indicators of general market indices and my own dividend growth portfolio.

July 2015
IndicatorAs of 30-6As of 31-7% change
S&P 500 Total Return3.8163.896+2,1%
Dow Jones Industrials Total Return35.66235.848+0,5%
AEX GR1.4031.472+4,9%
Portfolio value€ 23.631 € 24.074 +1,9%

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.