So some of you might (or might not!) have noted my absence on your comment section or on this page. This was due to my well-deserved holiday and I’m now getting back into the swing of things.
I’ve got my July buy and dividend report to do and I’m already checking my watchlist for potential buys in august.
New post coming ASAP!
Another month has come and gone, time really flies by so fast! Thankfully due to a few well-deserved (and well-needed!) vacation days I could enjoy some quality time with my family. And that, to me, is still wat matters most.
Besides having a great holiday I also have some dividends to report!
So thats a total amount of €12.23 which is pretty nice!
My total for passive income in 2017 now stands at: € 25,44.
Which brings me a bit closer to my 2017 goal of €130,-.
How was your month, did you receive any nice dividends?
One of the very first things I told myself when starting this DGI journey was to NOT get emotional about my purchases or my portfolio. I knew full wel going into this that emotions are a bad thing in the investing game. I also told myself not to check my portfolio value often or be worries when I saw a drop (or too happy on a rise).
Easier said then done.
Although I do believe that my purchases (except HASI) have been done without emotional interference I cannot claim to have been totally free of emotions. To be specific, I have been looking a lot at my portfolio worth. Since I’m a beginner at this investing game, every euro/dollar is extremely precious. And although I’m in it for the dividends and the long run, I didn’t fully appreciate what my emotions would do with a negative of allmost €100 on my portfolio balance.
Allmost every stock I have bought (ironically except HASI) has been negative of late causing a negative capital value “growth”. Since one of my first larger purchases was T and the stock has been through the wringer, this one contributes the most to my capital value lost.
Luckily the value loss is only on paper and that makes it somewhat easy to relativate this. Since the -€100 I’ve seen it go up again to -€34 but its currently again at -€92. It still doesn’t really feel good, but I hope the continuing (and hopefully expanding!) dividend stream should solve this emotional problem.
Anyone else recognise this feeling?