For January 2019, my account return is 1.4% vs. 8.0% of benchmark SPY. 
Since inception 06/30/2017, my account return is 12.98% vs. 14.87% of benchmark SPY and monthly maximum drawdown is -5.9% vs. -8.8% of SPY.


Why buy IAU (iShares Gold Trust) instead of GLD (SPDR Gold Trust)? 

IAU is a very similar ETF to GLD in that it tracks physical gold bullion. The advantage is that it has lower expense ratio, which is 0.25% vs. 0.40% for GLD.


The order did not get filled since I set limit price too low at $41.23. Cancel for now.


Place order to buy EWZ (iShares MSCI Brazil Index), which shows highest relative strength.