My Investing: Please view below the YTD results of the holding in my investment portfolio. My entire portfolio produced a +12.86% gain, which I consider very good since 30% was in bonds and 10% in cash. I've reinvested the extra 5% of my sideline cash in past 2 weeks to get to my desired allocations. I was hoping for a pullback to reinvest, but that never happened this year. You can view my current holdings and their allocations in my portfolio by clicking here, or look at the screenshot below.
My Trading: I only had a +2.8% gain from trading for fun this past year (45 ETF trades). Of course I would have liked more, but I trade as a hobby with money sitting in a money market fund in my settlement fund that makes just under 1% in dividends (5% of my investment portfolio). So anything over that 1% is a win for me, and it gives me something to do during the day!
All I have to say is what a wonderful year to be invested and watch my net worth increase year after year! I feel very good about my investments as they currently produce more than enough income from dividends and capital gains to supplement our retirement and I'm still able to re-invest some funds each year! Life is good!