The first thing to happen to my imaginary portfolio was that it lost five grand of imaginary money. But today it has recovered and is now nicely in the black. I knew this portfolio would be volatile. It is much easier to have the stomach for volatility when there is no real skin in the game.
- Ag Growth International Inc (AFN) is up $1247
- Glentel Inc (GLN) is up $1130
- Whitecap Resources Inc (WCP) is up $450. A real surprise.
There are other positive holdings and some that are still lingering in the red. The worst performer, thus far, is an ETF: IDV. The iShares International Select Dividend fund is underwater by $783 U.S.
The entire portfolio is now up more than $900, no thanks to IDV.
It is going to be an interesting year watching both my imaginary money and my oh-so-very-real retirement money ride the ups and downs of the market.