My Investment Portfolio

If you haven’t done so, I highly suggest you first read my page about my investing strategy here: My Stock Portfolio Page

Welcome to Stock Street’s portfolio update for August 2017! Below you will find my returns so far for the year 2017.

Michael Kors had a big turnaround in the month of August.  As the end of July, KORS had a gain of –15.41% for the year.  Today, it sits at a 4.7% gain.  More numbers on KORS below.



* The numbers below show my investment portfolio as of market close on August 31, 2017.


* The above are fake account balances but the allocation percentages of my portfolio are the same.

The core fund of my investment portfolio consists of the Charles Schwab index fund which tracks the S&P500.  Over time I have sold positions in my core index fund and purchased the current three companies I own. I also have a small amount of cash in the portfolio, currently 3.9% of the overall portfolio.

The goal of my strategy is to take my time, have patience, and continue to build out the portfolio to eventually consist of 100% individual stock, with little money in the index fund.

Changes Made Since the Previous Update

An important note on the portfolio.  I distributed some money to go towards a new business endeavor.  This came out of my index fund and I will likely distribute more over the next couple months.  For this reason, the percentage of my index fund has decreased and all other percentages have increased.

If you compare this to June and July, my index fund allocation has decreased.  It was as high as 68.8% in June.

My Portfolio Year to Date (YTD) % Return Vs. S&P 500 Trailing USD

The month of August brought me closer to the S&P 500.

As of the end of July, my portfolio was lagging the S&P 500 by 5.37  percentage points.  As of the end of August, my portfolio lagged the S&P 500 by 2.76%: My Portfolio = 7.35% Vs. S&P 500 = 10.11%

Many of you who read this monthly know that I do not care much about short term gains or losses in my investments.  I am a long term investor and I know my holdings will gyrate all over the place in the short term.  However, in the long term, I expect to average a gain higher than the S&P 500.  That is the goal at least!

YTD Prices

A note on Female Health Company.  The company changed its name to Veru Inc.  It now trades under the ticker symbol (VERU).

Female Health Company/Veru Inc. (VERU) started 2017 at $.91 and is now $1.63.

Schwab S&P500 Index (SWPPX) started 2017 $34.71 and now is $38.60.

Chipotle (CMG) started the year at $379.11 and is now $319.95.

Michael Kors (KORS) started the year at $42.78 and is now $42.81.

Individual Returns YTD Percentage

  1. Chipotle (CMG)  was my best performing stock for a couple months.  In July if fell to a -8.27% and today it is at a -15.6% gain so far in 2017.
  2. Female Health Company (FHCO) is now sitting at the first place slot with an overall return of 79.12%. Not too shabby!
  3. Schwab S&P 500 Index (SWPPX) has gained 11.21% ytd.
  4. Michael Kors (KORS) had a gain of –15.41% at the end of July.  Today it sits at a 4.7% gain.  I purchased additional shares of KORS back in March when it was down around 11% for the year.


Buildout Strategy

Remember, my investment portfolio strategy involves in-depth research and patience.  I am a slow moving investor and I take my time.  The only way to invest patiently while taking part in the stock market is to use an index fund as a core account; this way you can take your time analyzing securities as you try to find your next purchase.

Don’t forget there is no rush; it is extremely important to do great research and understand each company you purchase as you continue adding to you portfolio.

If you haven’t done so, I highly suggest you first read my page about my investing strategy here: My Stock Portfolio Page

You also may also like my recent post:  The “READY! FIRE! AIM!” Retirement Strategy

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