Feb/March 2016 Net Worth Updates - Tough times and Reflection
It's been exactly a year since I broke through the $50k barrier and yet here I am today almost three thousand dollars below that mark. At the time I was still struggling with my daily expenses and cash flow, but overall my numbers were still going up and up. Fast forward to today and I am down more than 11% from my peak. Through this site I am able to go back to that moment and glimpse the thoughts going through my mind - and I am glad to see a calm and rational mindset even during those highs.
"Another month of quite substantial gains generated by continued strength in the markets. I don't let these gains go to my head by pretending that they are somehow related to any skill I might have, as I know they could easily reverse in the coming months. I am not one to think that I can beat the markets and this forms the bedrock of my long-term investing strategy. Having said that, however illusory these gains may be, I still can't deny feeling a hint of satisfaction when passing these milestones along the way." - March 1, 2015