Chicken Little Portfolio Performance January 2016

January 2016 monthly update for the Chicken Little Portfolio.

This month the sky did fall a little bit. Stocks around the world went down about 5%, which is a lot for a month. However, US stocks are still not far from the all time highs hit in May 2015.
In January 2016, the Chicken Little Portfolio gained 2.25%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 5.45%.

You can view the portfolio performance in real time by clicking here.

Chicken Little changed nothing substantial during the month of November. The portfolio remains heavily invested in US Treasuries, short precious metals, and fractionally short stocks.

January 2016 performance

Jan 2016
Chicken Little2.25%
Dow Jones Industrials-5.45%

The Chicken Little Portfolio gained 2.25% in December. January was an interesting month. Stock markets around the world lost about 5% in the month. Conversely, the 'safety' assets of Long-Term US Treasury Bonds and gold each went up by about 5%. Chicken little primarily gained by owning one of the safety assets, namely, Treasury Bonds. Chicken Little lost a bit being short gold, and made a little bit being short stocks outside the US.

AssetSymbolJan 2016
Dow Jones IndustrialsDIA-5.45%
Non-US StocksEFA-5.52%
Emerging Market StocksEEM-5.00%
US Long-Term BondsTLT5.57%

February 2016 portfolio positions

As of February 1, 2016 the Chicken Little Portfolio remains ready for a global, deflationary depression. Chicken Little is heavily invested in US Treasuries, modestly short precious metals, and fractionally short both US and global stocks.

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