At the end of December 2014, my portfolio stood at $83,754.61 across all my accounts combined. Comparing to my portfolio balance of $80,969.64 at the end of November, this represents an increase of $2,784.97 for the month of December which represents a 3.44% increase for the month.
Of the increase, new investments accounted for $4,016.4, thereby giving a net portfolio increase of -$1,231.43 or -1.52% for the month.
I purchased COP at the beginning of the December again after adding it in November as well. I also continued my weekly sharebuilder purchases through which I invested $1,500 in AFL, BBL, JNJ, PEP and KO. I also initiated position in BBL though my weekly purchases and have added to it each week in December. I also made additional purchases through my Scottrade FRIP program. I added PG, PM and BP through these commission free purchases.
The oil price continues to be weak and this is causing lot of oil stocks to be under pressure. That is one of the main drivers behind negative portfolio growth this month.
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.