Chicken Little Portfolio Performance January 2017

In January 2017, the Chicken Little Portfolio gained 0.06% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.53%. Chicken Little is feeling more bullish than he has in years, but is not sure whether feeling bullish is a warning sign.
Chicken Little is Feeling Bullish

January 2017 performance

Chicken Little gained 0.06% in January because of a modest increase in the price of long-term US Treasury bonds. In January, US stocks enjoyed continued gains after a fantastic 2016. 

Jan 2017YTD
Chicken Little0.06%0.06%
Dow Jones Industrials0.53%0.53%

January 2017 was a positive month for a wide range of investments. Foreign stocks had higher returns than the Dow Jones Industrials with emerging market stocks returning over 6%. Gold also had a strong month with over 5% return. 

AssetSymbolJan 2017YTD
Dow Jones IndustrialsDIA0.53%0.53%
Non-US StocksEFA3.29%3.29%
Emerging Market StocksEEM6.66%6.66%
US Long-Term BondsTLT0.81%0.81%

February 2017 portfolio positions

As of February 1, 2017 the Chicken Little Portfolio is different than it has been for years. Chicken Little has no short positions and is just long US Treasuries and US stocks with a good amount of cash. 

Being long equities is a strange and uncomfortable place for Chicken Little. He has become bullish through a measured set of steps as described in Chicken Little Buys Stocks

Previous month's report                           Subsequent Month's report

Chicken LittleDow Jones Industrials
2017 (through January)0.06%0.53%
2015 (April through Dec)-2.49%-0.27%
since inception (3/31/15)-4.30%16.38%

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