2019/01/31

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.

2019/01/22

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.

2019/01/18

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

2019/01/10

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

2019/01/08

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

2019/01/02

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.

2019/01/01

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