Portfolio investment results for January 2020.

Recall that our first goal is to beat the returns of the S&P500 index. The second is to get a portfolio return of 20% or more.

According to the results of January 2020, we received a return on the entire investment period of 19%, while similar investments in the S & P500 index brought only 11.67%. Portfolio profitability has decreased compared to the previous month, but still significantly exceeds the profitability of investing in the S&P500 index.

As for the monthly return for January, we received -5.3% on our portfolio, while similar investments in the S&P500 index brought -0.23%. The main reasons for the negative results for January are the development of an epidemic of a new coronavirus and the expectation of serious problems in the global economy as a result, Risk-off and the exit of speculators from stocks.

Over the past period there have been changes in the composition of the portfolio:
In early January, the deposit was increased by $ 2,000.
Within a month, we bought more shares of VIXM ETF. The purchase was made with the aim of further lowering the betta of the portfolio in order to reduce the level of risk. Shares of KHC, ALXN, AMG, IBKR, CCL, VLO based on the predictions of Blue Sphere AI were also bought. And we sold OXY and HAL shares as they achieved their specified targets.
In addition, at the very end of January put options were bought with strike 210 on ETF SPY in order to hedge the portfolio. The reason for buying options is the aggravating situation with coronavirus.

Dividends of $12.32 were received.

At the end of the month, $148 of free money were available in the portfolio. The composition of the portfolio can be seen in the table below.


Table 1. Investment portfolio status, 31 of January 2020:

Table 2. Equivalent S&P500 investments, 31 of January 2020: