It’s spreadsheet weekend and time to revisit my portfolio again!
Winter has finally arrived and I just spent a good ten minutes digging out our cars from the snow storm that just passed through the state. One of the things I like about living in an apartment is the lack of shoveling as I just have to brush off our cars and move them to a parking spot that’s already been plowed!
It gives me more time to do some of the things I love to do instead like updating my spreadsheets!
I always get more productive during snow storms. It must be the fact that I’m stuck inside surrounded by a blanket of white that makes me want to do some work and I spent most of last night updating my portfolio spreadsheets to be a lot more usable.
The portfolio has had a solid run as of late with 14 consecutive months of growth(8 of those being above a 10k increase) and that looks to continue this month as the stock market showed no signs of stopping its upward ascent.
It’s hard to say whether this will continue as valuations are high. The good thing is that we’re actually starting to see earnings growth and there aren’t that many alternative investments of value so it’s possible the stock market keeps doing its thing. I do expect a correction sometime in the next few years but who knows when it’ll actually happen.
If you read my blog, you know how I feel about timing the market so I’ll keep going through the ups and downs because I’m a long way away from needing the invested money.
The good thing about this great performance is that it has brought me within sniffing distance of my next milestone, 500k.
The last update had my total at $471,818.58 so let’s take a look at where it sits today.