Another month has gone by and we are down a quarter in 2015. At the end of March 2015, my portfolio stood at $90,105.87 across all my accounts combined. Comparing to my portfolio balance of $88,201.15 at the end of February 2015, this represents an increase of $1,904.72 for the month of March which represents a 2.16% increase for the month.
Of the increase, new investments accounted for $5,130.45, thereby giving a net portfolio decrease of $3,225.73 or 3.65% for the month. This follows an increase of almost 5% in February.
The portfolio dropped in March after an increase in February. The oil prices continue to be range bound and the oil related stocks are still under pressure and that is one reason I added to my BP position and also initiated a position in NOV.
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.