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#19 Little Acorns: 63.2% up and $18,826 Realised Gains

I’m happy to say I’ve been much more attentive to my Little Acorns portfolio since my last post. System 1 became a sell, and I’ve bought four new stocks, bringing my total slices to 33. And, thanks to my $18k realised gains, I still have $30k in cash.

Sally Morgan
Posted by Sally Morgan
May 29, 2017
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#18 Little Acorns: 54% Up with $41k Cash to Pick More Stocks

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.

Sally Morgan
Posted by Sally Morgan
April 19, 2017
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#17 Little Acorns: Portfolio Up 44% and Still Market Beating

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.

Sally Morgan
Posted by Sally Morgan
January 26, 2017
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#16 Little Acorns: Strong Dollar Masks True 71% Gain

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%.

Sally Morgan
Posted by Sally Morgan
November 23, 2016
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The Little Acorns Portfolio Rises: A Value Investing Journey

Sally Morgan, a freelance writer and working parent, began a live case study in November 2014 documenting her journey as a value investor, using the STRIDE engine to manage her portfolio strategy. 

Brad Harris
Posted by Brad Harris
September 15, 2016
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#15 Little Acorns: 30% Up with Perfect Property Investment

Little Acorns is currently 24.5% up overall (including the bit I’ve kept in cash) and 29.9% on my holdings / income.

Sally Morgan
Posted by Sally Morgan
August 26, 2016
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#14 Little Acorns: I didn't sell in May and I'm 25.5% up

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.

Sally Morgan
Posted by Sally Morgan
June 13, 2016
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#13 Little Acorns: 20.5% Up - Beating Major Market Indices

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.

Sally Morgan
Posted by Sally Morgan
April 28, 2016
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#12 Little Acorns: Here's to a Value Filled, Market Beating 2016

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.

Sally Morgan
Posted by Sally Morgan
January 5, 2016
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#11 Little Acorns: 16.1% up on holdings before 'Santa Rally'


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.

Sally Morgan
Posted by Sally Morgan
December 16, 2015
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#19 Little Acorns: 63.2% up and $18,826 Realised Gains

I’m happy to say I’ve been much more attentive to my Little Acorns portfolio since my last post. System 1 became a sell, and I’ve bought four new stocks, bringing my total slices to 33. And, thanks to my $18k realised gains, I still have $30k in cash.

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Sally Morgan
By Sally Morgan
May 29, 2017

#18 Little Acorns: 54% Up with $41k Cash to Pick More Stocks

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
Sally Morgan
By Sally Morgan
April 19, 2017

#17 Little Acorns: Portfolio Up 44% and Still Market Beating

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
Sally Morgan
By Sally Morgan
January 26, 2017

#16 Little Acorns: Strong Dollar Masks True 71% Gain

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
Sally Morgan
By Sally Morgan
November 23, 2016

The Little Acorns Portfolio Rises: A Value Investing Journey

Sally Morgan, a freelance writer and working parent, began a live case study in November 2014 documenting her journey as a value investor, using the STRIDE engine to manage her portfolio strategy. 

Read More
Brad Harris
By Brad Harris
September 15, 2016

#15 Little Acorns: 30% Up with Perfect Property Investment

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
Sally Morgan
By Sally Morgan
August 26, 2016

#14 Little Acorns: I didn't sell in May and I'm 25.5% up

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.

Read More
Sally Morgan
By Sally Morgan
June 13, 2016

#13 Little Acorns: 20.5% Up - Beating Major Market Indices

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
Sally Morgan
By Sally Morgan
April 28, 2016

#12 Little Acorns: Here's to a Value Filled, Market Beating 2016

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
Sally Morgan
By Sally Morgan
January 5, 2016

#11 Little Acorns: 16.1% up on holdings before 'Santa Rally'


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.

Read More
Sally Morgan
By Sally Morgan
December 16, 2015

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