Hi, and welcome to a new portfolio update! As for every month, I'll share with you the latest numbers from my investment portfolio, showing you all the details about what happened both with the crowdlending platforms I invested on, as well as with my dividend growth stocks portfolio. I'll show you what I did during the month, what went well, what didn't go well, and also share at the end what actions I'll take in the coming month.
This portfolio update is actually the second one I am making using an app that I specifically developed to manage investments portfolios like this, called TrackInvest. I used it, for example, to automatically generate all the tables & graphs in this article. It allows me to generate much more detailed portfolio updates, with the data coming straight from the raw data given by the platforms.
What Happened in July
In July, I didn't do much on the portfolio itself, only withdrawing gains from some platforms so I have some free cash to reinvest in some platforms I want to review next (more about that later in the article!).
I also publicly launched TrackInvest, the software I created to automatically track your crowdlending & stock market investments. The response from the users has been awesome, and we now have over 200 users and growing! I am now also working closely with the crowdlending platform to allow API access to the app & make it even easier for people to use.
As some of you might know, we became full-time travelers with my wife earlier this year, changing countries every one to two months, and during my stay in Valencia in July, I actually had the opportunity to meet with José María Pascual Muguerza, who is the CEO of Brickstarter. Here is a picture of our meeting:
It was a really great meeting, and we had the opportunity to really talk about his vision for the platform (that invests in vacation rentals in Spain) and I could also discuss with him about what would make his platform better for investors. I really love those meetings as it allows me to better understand what the platforms want to achieve, and also help them to build a better experience for us investors :)
I also added reviews of two new platforms in the past months: my review of Rendity, a real estate crowdfunding based in Austria, and I also reviewed Debitum, a quite innovative Peer-to-Peer lending platform.
Let's now dive in the report itself, starting with the overview of my portfolio for July 2019: