Investment review – Feb. 2020

Feb review 2020

The year 2020 stays exciting and the news cycle does not slow down. The global impact of Covid-19 started to manifest in February and resulted in the worst week for the stock market since 2008/09

As a global pandamic seems to be unstoppable markets went down more than 10% in one week. This resulted in a significant drop of my portfolio as well. 

My total portfolio (ETFs, Stocks, P2P, Crypto) took a hit of – 4,5%. Not to bad under these circumstances. 

Nonetheless I’m not scared or panicky – The market went up quite a bit and in total and is now set back 4 months:

The MSCI World index value is now comparable to Oct. 2019.

The global impact of Covid-19 just started to show and it is still unclear how severe it will be.
Will it result in a global pandemic?  Will markets fall further? Will it lead into a recession?

Who knows – But one thing is clear:

The threat of Covid19 is real and it is important to stay level-headed. We must not panic, give in to fear and believe all media hysteria. 

If you want to learn more about the virus from a vetted source have a look here (Johns Hopkins).

To see how the worst stock drop since 2008 impacted my portfolio keep on reading. 

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Investment review – Jan. 2020

Jan2020

The start of 2020 was a hell of a ride.

We were near WW3, had the US president impeachment process begin and are now hit by a novel corona virus in Asia. Markets took a few hits but went nonetheless up. Are we still taking part in a rational market?

My portfolio took a few hits as well but I ended the month in the green. Since market gains come and go the important question for me is whether my passive income is increasing or not. 

Well, its increasing in a hell of a tempo. I made in the month of January more than the double compared to the total Q1 of last year. 

Since everything is going into the right direction I stuck to the strategy  and invested a total of 760 in new stocks and ETF while also increasing the emergency cash-fund. 

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