December is the month of the holidays and gifts. In Belgium, we celebrate Saint-Nicolas and X-mas. Both have a habit of bringing gifts. Is it pushing my luck to far to add Passive Income to this list?
December was an average month for my passive income. I generated 284,75€ of realised net income (after closing the trades and taking trading fees into account).
Fun fact: the last few days of the month generated more trades than expected. You got to love technology… being 2250 meter high in the Swiss Alps, I was able to enter a buy-to-close order that generated 50€ of profit. It paid for a few Glüwhein!
December was a nice dividend month: 274,26€. My biggest month so far. This comes from 3 stock that I own: RDSA, SOLV and BPOST. The last one was a buy especially for the dividend. Right after the dividend date, I sold a call to sell right above the entry price. It looks like I will be called away, making a 7% profit on 30 days. I would take that each time.
In total, this means 532€ income in December
At the start of the year, I decided to launch my play money portfolio. The goal of this portfolio is to channel my need for speed, action and aderenaline on a small part of my portfolio. Basicly, with this portfolio, I can go wild. The idea is to keep the real FIRE portfolio stable, steady and boring: like it should be!
Overall, It has been a good 2016: My playmoney generated in total 4K of extra income. This is composed out of 3K option trading income, 0,75K dividends and 0,25K capital gain on stock.
This includes a 1K loss in August: I thought I had found a working crystel ball… not!
Right now, I also own GDX shares well above the current price. These are not represented here. I only report realized gains and losses. To compensate, I also own KMI shares well above my purchase price. They are not in the list either.
What will 2017 bring? I am especially curious to see what my trading portfolio will do when there is a big correction that lasts moths, or even years…!