October 2020: Investment Update

October 2020: Investment Update

My Investment Tracker – October 2020

From time to time I will be posting updates on my trading accounts. My P&L, current holds, and what I am thinking about moving forward. I am still in the learning process and trying out different strategies hoping to really hone in on 2 to 3 strategies that I can master. I started my IRA with $2800 in December 2018, and my brokerage account with $3500 in early 2020. Not included in the numbers below are my BTC holdings and general savings.

My IRA (US Dollars)

Brokerage Account

Below are the overall results from my past 60 days of trading. I had been cruising at around 90% P&L for a little while, but finally sold off some losing positions to start to bring my numbers back to a more normal range. I am still working on getting rid of losers faster, as you can tell.

Biggest Gainers (%)
$TSLA: +97%
$PLUG: +20.6%
$GRWG: +15.71%

Biggest Losers (%)
$PRVB: -30%
$SLDB: -22%

Long terms holds: $TSLA, $NOBL
Short term holds: $GE, $PLUG
Speculative play: $RLFTF – my first venture into penny stocks. We’ll see how this goes.

Lessons learned: Both PRVB and SLDB were dumb holds on my part. They didn’t need to be such big losses in terms of percentage. I think because I am still not playing with huge sums of money, I tend to let the losers go a while thinking “it’s okay, it’s only $x dollars, not too bad” but I have to be more disciplined and remember that every little bit counts. Most of the losing trades came from my brokerage account, which brought me back nearly to where it had started. 

Always do your own investment research. My website is not meant to be investment advice. It’s just a way for me to track and keep accountable as well as to share my knowledge and experience. 

60 Day Results - All Accounts