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Monthly Update - March 2014 ($1,670,949, -$5,413)

Contributed by mm | April 10, 2014 2:21 AM PST

Our net worth ended the month of March 2014 at $1,670,949, a slight 0.3% retreat from the prior month. All in all, we ended the first quarter of the year with a combined net worth gain of $11,400, or 0.7%.

Our household balance sheet, along with monthly, year-to-date, and trailing 12 months comparison, are shown below:

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Several factors contributed to our first monthly net worth decline in five months.

First, we barely saved about $500 from earned income. We paid $3,400 for hotel and airfare for our spring break vacation, purchased $2,000 worth of lawn care equipment and supplies (including a lawn tractor, a dethatcher, a hedge trimmer, a blower, and hundreds of pounds of fertilizers) in order to take care of our lawns.

On the investment front, our USD-based portfolio gained over $6,000 as S&P sets new highs. Our CNY-based portfolio lost a small sum of $500. We also exchanged another $50,000 into CNY.

What really set us back is again the foreign exchange rate. CNY weakened by another 1.15% in the month (on the back of the record-bearing 1.44% in February), and this dragged our USD-denominated net worth reporting by over $11,000. Over the three-month period in Q1, FX rate bit us for over $26,000.

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2million Commented on April 15, 2014

MM your balance sheet indicates you think there is still good investment opportunity in China. Having spent significant time there myself I'm a bit more on the fence. I recently read Prem Watsa/Fairfax Financial annual report and think he does a pretty good job laying the bearish view (bubble) for China which I generally agree with. Could you comment more about your balance sheet allocation (China vs US)?


mm Commented on May 10, 2014

2million, yes, I agree with you that the real estate bubble in China is real, but i'm also seeing a lot of growth opportunities now that the new government is making all the right moves to enable more healthy growth. Also, I found plenty of attractive investment opportunities in China given the low valuation and high risk-free interest rate.


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