February 2016 – net worth and expenses

The negative trend from last month continued mid February. At one point I was down around 20k (compared with end of 2015). Then the markets stabilised and now I’m green for 2016.

  • brokerage accounts 261.1k (+25.2k)
  • ETFs 4.4k (+0.4k)
  • cash 17.0k (-6.2k)
  • alternative investments 33.1k (-11.3k)
  • taxes -22.5k
  • total 293.1k (+8.1k)

I moved some cash and alternative investments to one of our brokerage accounts (to reach portfolio margin there). Also, negative interest rates arrived at InteractiveBrokers (for cash balances above 100k Euros). I’m below this threshold.

Monthly Expenses

  • January 2.8k
  • February 2.6k

February 2016 was about 50 Euros below February 2015. This is very good, especially as we paid this month for a short trip in May (350 Euros).