Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 Was A Better Year

I was comparing the total portfolio value according to my personal spreadsheets vs the total portfolio value in my POEMS statements and found a significant difference in amount reported. POEMS statements showed a higher total portfolio value compared to my own spreadsheets. I had to go through the numbers again to find where the difference came from.

Apparently I made a few mistakes when updating the portfolio since October 2017, as I forgot to update the increase in quantity of Fullterton Short Term Interest Rate Fund C. I also overstated total fresh fund added into portfolio, which was $88,000 instead of $90,000.

Correcting all the numbers since October, it turned out the portfolio performance in 2017 was better than 2016. Return YTD for 2017 was a respectable 8.29%, XIRR for 2017 was 8.89%, and XIRR since inception was 7.49%. Final portfolio value was $642,482.65 and the portfolio actually made $49,185.80 in total profit including dividends for 2017! Wow!

All past posts for October 2017, November 2017, and December  2017 were now corrected.


  1. Gratz. Financial journey is fun as long we are Winning !

    1. Congrats to you too Cory. You did better :-). Win or lose is part of the game, but yes I do hope we can do decent in the long run.