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Dividend report October 2017


Another month has passed, and the dividends keep coming. I did not expect October to be a particular good month, but the fact states that this has been the best month so far this year, with over $300 received.

Book read: Sapiens - and my thoughts on financial freedom

Most of the books I've read is either very theoretical, or about a historical event in economy, such as Enron or Long Term Capital Management. But lately I've been reading the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, which is more a book about our history. And it has some findings I find relevant to my life situation.

Dividend report September 2017

I'm excited to show you my very first dividend report. I started building my portfolio back in February, but September is the first full month of blogging about it.

Why I use gearing

In pursuit of excessive returns I use gearing. In this post I will explain why I believe this is rational, and calculate the effect this can have on my portfolio. But keep in mind that the calculations are heavily influenced by the expected long term return of the market, which I base on historical returns.

Portfolio expectations

In a previous post I wrote about what I could expect as the long term return of the market, which I found to be 7.5% per annum. In this post I will discuss what this implies for my portfolio return, and highlight some of the other variables that may alter the terminal value of my portfolio.