October 2015 – net worth and expenses 

What a month! I’m very pleased with my trading results. So far 2015 is my best year ever.

  • brokerage accounts 244.2k (+31.2k)
  • etfs 2.6k (+0.8k)
  • cash 6.4k (-9.1k)
  • alternative investments 32.9k (+0.5k)
  • taxes -17.7k
  • total 268.4k (+17.8k)

I transferred 10k from cash to a brokerage account, so the real gain is about 21k. Back in September I reached my yearly goal. I set a new target, which I almost hit this month. I’m really curious how the rest of the year plays out.

Monthly expenses

  • January 2.5k
  • February 2.7k
  • March 2.7k
  • April 3.2k
  • May 3.5k
  • June 2.6k
  • July 2.9k
  • August 2.6k
  • September 3.1k
  • October 3.6k

October is our most expensive month so far (and both November and December should be lower). We were on vacation and I bought some software for the stock market. If I remove these items, the expenses are normal. For the full year we are no track to spend 36k. I’m pleased with that number.

I did not feel so well in the past few months. The only thing I posted here was the monthly net worth report. In the future I would like to post at least one additional article in between. I’m still missing an update on my “Escape 9 to 5”.