Real-time Portfolio

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

IAU is a very similar fund 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.


Buy 800 shares of IAU (iShares Gold Trust) at $12.29.


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. 


Sell 663 shares of SHY (iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF) at $83.61.
Buy 908 shares of IAU (iShares Gold Trust) at $12.28.


Happy New Year!

For December 2018, my account return is 0.5% vs. -8.8% of benchmark SPY. 
For Year 2018, my account return is 3.2% vs. -4.6% of benchmark SPY. 
Since inception 06/30/2017, my account return is 11.4% vs. 6.5% of benchmark SPY.

Received following dividends in December:
SHY: $0.142/share and 0.119/share.

SPY: $1.435/share