At the end of September 2014, my portfolio stood at $71,536.11 across all my accounts combined. Comparing to my portfolio balance of $70,614.62 at the end of August, this represents an increase of $921.49 for the month of September which represents a 1.30% increase for the month.
Of the increase, new investments accounted for $2,701.90, thereby giving a net portfolio increase of -$1,780.41 or -2.52% for the month. The market was choppy in September thus leading to a net negative increase.
I purchased BP at the beginning of the month. I then opened a sharebuilder account with the advantage plan enabling me to invest regularly in small amounts. Since opening the sharebuilder account, I have invested $1,200 in AFL, KO, V and PEP.
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 on all stocks mentioned above.