This is my first networth update for the start of this year of the Ox. Kong Hei Fat Choi to all my readers especially to my avid readers. Happy Chinese New Year to all!
Among my readers, there were two that stood out. Thanks to someone from Brampton Ontario Canada who visits my page everyday and had a total of 62 returning visits. And also to someone living in Dubai United Arab Emirates who also visits my site often having a total of 23 returning visits. And to all other readers, thanks for being a fan of my blog.
Despite the huge job cuts around the world by several companies brought about by the impending recession of a lot of economies, I still managed to somehow increased my networth on a month to month basis.
Cash went up by 6.55%. This increase is mainly attributed to four aspects categorized as active and passive incomes:
- Salary savings for the month of January for which I saved 54.27% (Active Income)
- Cash value of maximum allowable unused vacation leaves in the company which were luckily untaxed (Active Income)
- My first Google Adsense Earnings which I accumulated for the past 8 months! (Active Income)
- Interest on Savings Accounts (Passive Income)
- A little cash dividend from my stock Ayala Land Inc. (Passive Income)
Unit Investment Trust Funds (+0.33%)
Unit Investment Trust Fund investments which were all invested in equity funds just went up by 0.33%. They are in Metro Equity Fund and BPI Equity Fund.
Mutual Funds (-0.1%)
Mutual Fund which were also invested in an equity fund of Sun Life went down by 0.1%. Good thing I just have a minimum investment here but I was amazed that it is incurring loss compared to my UITF investments since I invested in this fund last 2006 when the stock market is lower than the time I invested in my UITFs. Maybe there were a lot of withdrawals and redemptions happening in the side of investors.
Stock Investments (+1.14%)
Stocks rose than its December 31, 2008 values. Some stock that heavily increased are FGEN (+32.65%), ALI (+6.25%) and SM (+3.125%).
Overall, on a month to month basis, my networth increased by 5.14%.
P.S. I am launching a new website called “Millionaire SEO” as I study Search Engine Optimization as another possible passive income.