January 2, 2021
2020, what a year it has been. Initially, everyone thought this is it. The bull market is over and we’re at the beginning of a brutal bear market for many months and years to come. Funnily enough, the bear market only lasted a couple of weeks and before we knew it, we were already coming out of it. At the end of the year, the FTSE indices are still in the red, but overall the market has seen much enthusiasm. Especially the NASDAQ recovered with immense speed and confidence and already made new all-time highs in June, just 3 months after the devastating lows in March. My portfolio has been doing great this year, too. I’ve outperformed all my benchmarks and finishing on a solid 25% gain.
December 2, 2020
Oh, November, what have you brought me. Explosive growth. Absolutely killing it. My portfolio literally jumped up in value and surpassed all the benchmarks in the 2020 performance so far. The catalysts making this gain possible came down to the announcement of a vaccine for covid 19 and the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in the US. Both reduced uncertainty in the market, which consequently led to immersive growth rates for a few industries. I managed to concentrate my portfolio in the months before on exactly those industries, hence now enjoying a wild ride to new highs.
November 5, 2020
October on paper has been the worst month for my portfolio since the start of the rally in April. Despite it all started really promising earlier in the month and for a short moment I was in the green on the cumulative all-time performance. What followed were a few tough weeks with a few drawdowns. I used those drawdowns to go on a massive spending spree once again to get my overwhelming cash position of over 25% of my overall portfolio back into the market. At least the spending spree was a success, I entered a total of 8 new positions. More than I have done anytime before in a single month. On top I sold one of my oldest holding for a juicy triple digit percentage gain.
October 4, 2020
September was a busy month in my investment calendar. I was finally able to inject some fresh Cash into my portfolio and consequently went on a little spending spree to get that Cash into the market for some juice returns. On the performance side, I came out on top against my benchmarks once again. That’s the second time in a row and already the 4th time in the past 6 months. My portfolio really has been on a good run in the last 2 quarters. Now, I’m excited to see what Q4 will bring to the table. Are we going to experience another market crash or a nice rally to finish the year? Whatever it will be, I’m ready. Are you?
September 11, 2020
Loads of things going on in August in my Portfolio. I entered three new positions and sold two of my existing holdings. I also came out first in terms of monthly performance against my benchmarks. Momentum was definitely on my side in August. I’m having solid cash-reserves, which I’m looking to get into the market during the rest of the year and hoping to not only break-even on the annual performance but even making a nice profit after the Corona Disaster in the First Quarter of the Year.
August 19, 2020
July was a bit of a flat runner, after some months with crazy volatility. However, I was able to get some of my cash reserves back into the market and snapped up some highly discounted shares. Still, about 5% of my portfolio is lying in cash at the moment, so I will keep looking out for opportunities throughout August and beyond to get the rest of my cash back to work to ideally being able to finish the year on break-even or a small profit.