January and February 2016 Updates

As expected the stock holdings we came into January with did not perform well at all as the portfolio was off 1.9% for the month. After January’s performance, the portfolio quickly flipped from 2 stock holdings in January to 3 bond holdings in February. So at the end of January, the portfolio looks like this:

01/31/16 Shares
MTUM 422 70.5 29751.00
VNQ 386 76.99 29718.14
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Cash 31275.23 Change Month $ Change Month All Time
90744.37 -1.90% -1760.24 -9255.63

At the end of January we sold MTUM and VNQ and bought equal amounts of VGLT, IGOV, and VGIT, all bond holdings. So much for the Fed raising rates huh? This is how we started February:
02/1/16 Shares
VGLT 385 78.52 30230.20
VGIT 459 65.82 30211.38
IGOV 333 90.71 30206.43
Cash 96.36 Change Month $ Change Month All Time
90744.37 0.00% 0.00 -9255.63

…..and here is how we ended February:

02/29/16 Shares
VGLT 385 80.57 31019.45
VGIT 459 66.24 30404.16
IGOV 333 93.48 31128.84
Cash 96.36 Change Month $ Change Month All Time
92648.81 2.10% 1904.44 -7351.19

As you can see finally with stocks continuing down and bonds up the portfolio was up 2.1% for the month.

The are some changes for March though as Gold is starting to gain momentum. We are selling VGIT and buying IAU (gold) for March and the portfolio looks like this:
03/1/16 Shares
VGLT 385 80.57 31019.45
IAU 2543 11.99 30490.57
IGOV 333 93.48 31128.84
Cash 9.95 Change Month $ Change Month All Time
92648.81 0.00% 0.00 -7351.19

Good luck out there!

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