Saturday, 17 January 2015

Jan 2015 Portfolio

Month of January

Here comes a New Year and already so many things have happened. Another plane had gone down just before the New Year; oil has dropped below $50 per barrel, the S&P 500 fell in 8 out of 11 trading days to end of with a 1.92% loss since the start of the New Year, and the most disturbing news is the surge of Swiss Franc which made havoc for those who are involved with the currency.

Stocks
A few stocks were bought and stop losses were triggered and now I am only holding on to 1 stock and it isn’t doing too well either. But investing is a long term process and not just based on the current month’s progress. So although there is a bit of sadness, it shouldn’t let it affect you. Also, there are times I just don’t like investing in stock as there is too much work involved… maybe I’ve taken a liking to the passively managed Options Selling approach.

Stock
Buy/Sell
Size
Price
Current
Unrealised
AAPL
BUY
38
$110.40
$105.99
-$167.58

Net Liquidating Value
$10,846.11
Total Invested Capital
$10,261.02
Total Gains/Loss
-$167.58
P&L YTD
-1.63%

Options on Futures
Another drop in the market forces me to exit another 3 contracts with just 2 days left to expiration... if only my account was big enough to hold the margin the contracts needed. Another fact is that I can sleep better at night knowing I exited positions as needed to maintain at least 10% of my account in cash to tide the volatility of adverse market moves. Closed 3 contracts that were expiring ($1402.5), using a spread nets me just a small loss of $300 (-$525 + $225).

Oct 2014
-$837.50
Nov 2014
$937.50
Dec 2014
$917.50
($642.5 + $275)
End 2014
$1,017.50
Jan 2015
$1,102.50
($1402.5 - $525 + $225)


Total Invested Capital
$10,000.00
Starting Capital of 2015
$11,017.50
Cash and Sweep
$14,020.24
(Includes margins in escrow)
Total Gain/Loss YTD
$1,102.50
10.01%

Sorry if the format of the numbers keep changing. I’m trying to make it easier to read and understand so it won’t cause confusion in the future.

Investing Wolf
Disclaimer: This is not a recommendation to buy or sell any mentioned stocks or securities in this blog.





















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