Friday, October 31, 2014

Financial Review - October, 2014

October was a good month for my investments.

Net worth recovered.  With equities were up across the board and FX movements were mildly favourable. Commodities continued lower and expenses were high.

Here are the details:

1. my Hong Kong equity portfolio appreciated in line with the local market. There were no transactions this month;

2. my AU/NZ equities appreciated. There were no purchases this month;

3.my equity ETFs were higher (India, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China) in line with the local markets. There were no new purchases;

4. my commodities fell. Silver is my only position;

5. the properties are at full occupancy and all tenants are paying on time. There were no repairs this month;

6. currency movements were slightly positive with gains in the NZD and the AUD;

7. my position in bonds remains small;

8. expenses were high;

9.there were no transfers to Mrs Traineeinvestor this month.

My cash position fell slightly. I currently hold 44.8 months of expenses in HKD cash or equivalents.

For October, my net worth increased by 1.75%. The year to date increase is 5.09%.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Financial Review - September, 2014

September was a terrible month for my investments.

Net worth dipped significantly.  With equities and commodities were down and FX movements were dramatically unfavourable. Expenses were low.

Here are the details:

1. my Hong Kong equity portfolio fell significantly in line with the local market. There were no transactions this month;

2. my AU/NZ equities fell. There were no purchases this month;

3.my equity ETFs were lower (India, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China) in line with the local markets. There were no new purchases;

4. my commodities fell. SIlver is my only position;

5. the properties are at full occupancy and all tenants are paying on time. There were no repairs this month;

6. currency movements were dramatically adverse with a large falls in the NZD and the AUD;

7. my position in bonds remains small;

8. expenses were low;

9.there were no transfers to Mrs Traineeinvestor this month.

My cash position fell slightly. I currently hold 45.2 months of expenses in HKD cash or equivalents.

For September, my net worth fell by 2.83%. The year to date increase is 3.28%.

Note: cut off for the September report was 3rd October due to travelling.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Financial Review - August, 2014

August was another neutral month for my investments.

Net worth dipped slightly. With almost no change in equities and commodities, unfavourable FX movements and expenses were slightly more than the net rental income received. Expenses were high due to our family holiday and additional expenses associated with school holidays.

Here are the details:

1. my Hong Kong equity portfolio was more or less unchanged. I purchased a few additional shares in China Blue Chemical, sold some shares in Sinolink Holdings and added some units in the CSOP A50 tracker fund today at HK$9.43;

2. my AU/NZ equities appreciated. There were no purchases this month;

3.my equity ETFs were largely unchanged (India, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China) in line with the local markets. There were no new purchases;

4. my commodities were flat. SIlver is my only position and I added slightly to that position;

5. the properties are at full occupancy and all tenants are paying on time. There were no repairs this month;

6. currency movements were slightly adverse with a small fall in the NZD. The AUD was flat;

7. my position in bonds remains small;

8. expenses were high due to our summer holiday;

9.I made a transfer to Mrs Traineeinvestor this month.

My cash position fell slightly. I currently hold 46.6 months of expenses in HKD cash or equivalents.

For July, my net worth fell by 0.19%. The year to date increase is 6.29%.