I have been so busy with my consultancy work lately that I haven’t been into STRIDE for months. I’ve been checking my emails every day to make sure none of my stocks turned red for sell, but that is all the portfolio management I’ve done.
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I have been so busy with my consultancy work lately that I haven’t been into STRIDE for months. I’ve been checking my emails every day to make sure none of my stocks turned red for sell, but that is all the portfolio management I’ve done.Read More
As Little Acorns enters its third year it's up 44% and still beating all major markets. In this post I’m going to highlight one of my top performing stocks and show you some of my favourite new STRIDE features.Read More
Yes, you did read that right. In GBP terms, on its two-year anniversary, my portfolio is up by 71%. However, I report in USD and in those terms, my gains are a much lower 30.48%.Read More
Little Acorns is currently 24.5% up overall (including the bit I’ve kept in cash) and 29.9% on my holdings / income.Read More
The eyes of the world might be on the markets with the Brexit referendum just around the corner, but mine are still firmly focused on my STRIDE portfolio.
My Little Acorns have grown 25.5% and my top performing stock, Webjet, is now up 122% and has paid me a healthy 4% dividend.
It's spring in England and there is a feeling of hope and happiness popping out with the blossoms. The winter was long and harsh and it feels like finally, there is something great out there again. And I'm not just talking about the markets.Read More
The start of a new year is always filled with projections of trends and patterns for the months ahead. Looking at traditionally observed patterns, Santa was a no-show for his predicted December rally. Now everyone is watching to see what happens in January for insights into how things will go for the rest of the year. I'm not a fan of these predictions; they're just too unpredictable. So my new year resolutions are to stick to value over vision, principles over prophecy and reality over rumour, with a healthy dose of analysis thrown in.Read More
We are seasonal creatures who love a tradition and never more than at Christmas. Even in countries with December summers so hot it's a challenge to chill poolside cocktails, Santa still appears in his fur trimmed suit, his beard sprayed with aerosol snow. Our love of seasonal habits also stretches to the markets, with a Christmas hike in stock prices as traditional as eggnog, tinsel and tartan socks.
It's been a massive education, my first year as a value investor. I watched through my fingers as the markets crashed in August; the FTSE 100's silent crash, preceeding 'Black Monday' in China. My portfolio might not have retained its 15% high of April - can't say I was really expecting that though - but it has beaten every major market and is a healthy 10.53% up. When I took into account the strength of the US Dollar, the result was a huge surprise.Read More
A conversation I seem to be having a lot with my friends lately is one about how I should invest my money in property rather than stocks. Mention the stock market and people recoil, as if the words themselves might bite. Houses, on the other hand, are always seen as safe.Read More