Today my portfolio's value reached $50,000 for the very first time, closing at $50,018.39. I am pleased that I was able to achieve this milestone about one month sooner than expected. The recent surge in my portfolio's value is attributable to the following three sources (in order from largest to smallest contribution): investment of new capital from savings, capital gains from stock appreciation, and dividends. Given that my portfolio started the year at $42,830.02, in less than three months its value has increased by 16.8%.
The next milestone for my portfolio's value is $60,000, which I hope to reach later this year. At the end of this month I will be achieving another milestone of a different sort, so stay tuned for that announcement.