Investment Performance December 2010 (+8.01%)

This is an ongoing monthly update on how our equity investments are performing. Please see this background on the investment tool I developed and how I am using it to track our performance against a benchmark to measure our progress or lack thereof.

December Highlights:

  • Our monthly performance finally (and significantly) beat our benchmark (+8.01% vs +6.94%).
  • This marks the first time in 10 months that we have beaten our benchmark, the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index (VTI).

  • In December we focused on tax harvesting. We sold of some of our worst performing investments including holding in Pfizer and USG with significant losses.
  • We also made some small investments in Fairfax Financial, Jonhson & Johnson, our regularly monthly investments in our IRAs and Conocco Philips DRIP, and some dividend reinvestments. In the end we still took out nearly $3k more than we invested.
  • Our recent monthly returns were: Jan 09 -4.98%, Feb -9.94%, Mar +8.45%, Apr +10.88%, May +4.65%, Jun +0.89%, Jul +9.94%, Aug +4.36%, Sept 3.15%, Oct -2.34%, Nov +5.83%, Dec +1.85%, Jan '10 -2.34%, Feb +2.25%, Mar +5.88%, Apr +2.54%, May -8.13%, June -5.64%, July 6.17%. Aug -4.87%, Sept +8.48%, Oct 2.47%, Nov -0.96%, Dec +8.01%.....

December 2010 Investment Report:

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That's super -> 8% is perfect respectable for a year's gain!

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