At the end of July 2014, my portfolio stood at $65,135.23 across all my accounts combined. Comparing to my portfolio balance of $62,744.70 at the end of June, this represents an increase of $2,390.53 for the month of July which represents a 3.81% increase for the month.
Of the increase, new investments (MCD) accounted for $1,771.00, thereby giving a net increase of $619.53 for the month (0.98%).
I had just one purchase for the month of July. I had purchased MCD prior to their results and they have dropped considerably since then. If the pullback continues, I might look to add more to average my position. The recent pullback have opened up some attractive prices for some of the stocks. I am looking to purchase stocks mentioned in my watch list for August and also any other stock that might become attractive based on the recent pullback.
Here is a graph showing the growth of my portfolio since 2009. As always, it is satisfying to see the graphs going higher each month/year. It reinforces the fact that I am making progress towards my goals.
Disclosure: Long MCD