December 2018 Daily Fluctuations

This is a monthly post showing the daily fluctuations of roughly 95% of my portfolio. This is what I would consider my main investment accounts, the others are not worth the time to figure into the equation from a time perspective.

Looking at the month of December, which was a gut wrenching ride, we see that this portion of my portfolio decreased overall $59,959.93 for the month, or a loss of $3,155.79 per trading day. This reverses the slight gain that occurred in November. For the year, 7 months have been positive, 5 months not so much.

At the high point in the month, this portfolio was up a mere $1042.14 on 12/3/2018. The low point was on 12/24/2018 at -109,816.33. There was a maximum 7 days straight losing streak. Meanwhile, the best win streak for the month was at 2 days.

Worst losing day was on 12/24 for -$30,298.55. Single biggest gain day occurred on 12/26 at $36,055.69.

Number of days with a loss of greater than $10,000 sits at 6 days. Number of days with gains of greater than $10,000 was 1.

The absolute value column is to show the average daily fluctuation the portfolio is experiencing regardless of a gain or loss. This figure shows each trading day of the month, $10,640.16, was the average absolute daily fluctuation I experienced (about $3300 daily higher than Novemer). Volatility increasing significantly over the last 3 months.  Comparing November to December, was a 45% increase in this measure of daily volatility.

Surprisingly, with as wild as these charts and number look, things could have been worse.  In comparison to the benchmark S&P500, the numbers are looking like a good month of outperformance for the portfolio of about 3%.  So a little good news for the month.  More on this in the coming days.

This type of data is just to you how much an all stock portfolio can fluctuate on a daily basis. Can you stomach these types of daily fluctuations?

Now for the charts and graphs enjoy…

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