It has been exactly 1 year since I placed my first trade ever.
What an up and down year. Such an eye opener and a learning experience. Many things have changed in my life during this time. Moving back to Ontario to take care of my father when he got cancer.
Being unemployed for nearly 6 months to take care of him.
Planning a wedding and then splitting with my fiance the day before our marriage.
Moving over seas again.
2 months of safety training to start in a new industry.
The whole time I tried to keep a level head and stay focused. Not always the easiest of tasks. Some of the people on this forum comment on me being emotional But I believe I have done well to keep it all together under the circumstances.
I have just spent the last 2 hours updating my spread sheets that I use to track my progress and I am very happy to report that including all dividends, interest, capital gains (paper and realized) and if I were to close all options that are open, my gains on invested capital is:
Now I am very very happy with my self. Also considering I did not start with the entire chunk of capital I am investing now, I have been adding to it month by month. So my net worth is up 177% since 365 days ago.
This is not counting a $5000 engagement ring that was returned to me that I am unsure what to do with.
I am also happy to report that all debt from the wedding has been settled and I have no debt out standing of any kind.
I really appreciate this forum and all its members, I am very certain that with out all of you I would not have been able to accomplish so much. So I would really like to give a heart felt thank you to everyone. You are wonderful!
Here's to another 12 months of gains.