I’ve wondered which shares I would hold if I was only invested in the FTSE 100. Very large businesses tend to be somewhat more durable and less volatile. If I was someone that didn’t want to spend a lot of time and effort monitoring a set of smaller cap stocks I might stick to investing in a basket of megacap stocks for the long term. For me, the choice of which stocks I would include is not that hard. Continue reading
I have sold my holding in XP Power for a 38% profit, after director selling on Tuesday led to a sharp dip in the share price, which had already started falling. With the proceeds I have bought a new holding in Playtech.
I sold my holding in Liontrust Asset Management for a 15% profit, following publication of their full year results. Continue reading
Despite some potentially damaging testimony from Comey and an unexpected hung parliament result from the UK general election, markets have behaved pretty well in the end. My portfolio has been buoyed by its overseas earnings exposure (which benefits from the fall in the £) and by a corker of a trading update from my largest holding, Boohoo.com, which now looks like it’s heading off into space!
I have bought a new holding in Best of the Best (3% of portfolio) yesterday with some of the spare cash in the portfolio following a good trading update. Continue reading
Markets were quite jittery yesterday, especially in the small cap higher growth end that I tend to invest in. There have been a number of sizeable falls of shares in portfolio and watchlist. Continue reading
I’ve been reading up quite a bit on factor investing recently. This has prompted me to want to share my thoughts on some of the different ways of implementing approaches based on factors and how they generate alpha. Continue reading
I’ve sold my holding in JD Sports at about the same price I bought it and invested the proceeds into Games Workshop, shortly following a very positive trading update. Continue reading