Every month I post my updated net worth for those that are interested in following my progress. I have been tracking my net worth online since January 2006. I look forward to compiling the numbers each month, and doing so keeps me motivated, focused, and accountable.
As I had been anticipating (though obviously not knowing when it would happen), the market pulled back from the rapid gains we’ve been enjoying so far this year. The losses show up largely in the trading account where the use of leverage can provide both larger gains and larger losses.
We’ll see if these losses are are just a hiccup as we’ve seen over and over again, or if this will lead to more of a sustained downturn.