Over the last few weeks, we all have spent many hours preparing tough/challenging goals for the year ahead of us. Why not? It is fun and exciting to think about the future and map out where you want to be a year from now. Before I fully shift modes and focus on knocking out my 2016 goals one by one, I figured I should take a cold hard look at my 2015 goals and see how well (or poorly) I performed during the year. Even though it was not articulated as well as it could have been in my article, the results of 2015 were a major influence in setting the table in 2016. So now, let’s have a look at my final 2015 goal review and see where/how I can improve in 2016.
I’m excited! I haven’t written one of these articles in a long time and it feels great to be back in the game. My last purchase of Emerson Electric was significant for a few reasons. There is the obvious significance that I now have a cost basis over $3,000 for an individual stock for the first time. It is a powerhouse position in my portfolio and will be a great foundation stock in my portfolio for many years to come. But more importantly, this last purchase helped me accomplish/defeat on of my 2015 investing goals! Let’s see which goal I conquered and how I was able to do so in the first nine months of the year. Continue reading