At the end of April 2015, my portfolio stood at $94,021.37 across all my accounts combined. Comparing to my portfolio balance of $90,105.87 at the end of March 2015, this represents an increase of $3,915.50 for the month of April which represents a 4.34% increase for the month.
Of the increase, new investments accounted for $1,964.50, thereby giving a net portfolio increase of $1,951.00 or 2.16% for the month. This follows a decrease of almost 3.65% in March.
I continued my weekly sharebuilder purchases in April. In addition to that, I added to my National-Oilwell Varco, Inc (NOV) position. I had started a position in NOV in March and added a bit again after the stock dropped after results in April. After a great month for new investments in March (over $5,000), I did not invest as much in April.
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.