Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Monday, 22 February 2021
However, finding the right options in the London market requires a little work.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
There are over 150 fixed income ETFs trading on London Stock Exchange markets, reaching far afield, offering exposure to emerging markets as well as sovereign debt in Europe, the US and established Asian Pacific regions, corporates and money markets. But how to find one that suits your needs?
If you are going DIY - I recommend Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) for most of your portfolio. With ETFs, the individual business risks are reduced - because the ETF consists, usually, of many different securities. All you need to worry about is the general 'positioning' of the ETF: dividends or fixed-income and country or geographical region of interest.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
"Prices can go down as well as up" - the standard disclaimer for investors in securities. It's all fun while prices are rising...but sobering when markets are heading southwards.
After a pleasing Santa Rally in December, January and February have been horror stories, with a worldwide pull-back in share prices. The DIY Income Investor portfolio is back to the value it was a year ago.
How to deal with this kind of knock-back?
Monday, 15 January 2018
For DIY Income Investors able to access it, Shares magazine has an interesting article on investing for income: 'Give yourself an income boost with stocks and funds yielding more than 5%'
Of course, yield is not everything and the article goes on to discuss some of the pitfalls and problems associated with high yield investing.
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
That basic principle works pretty well - but when it comes to investing, the new discipline of behavioural economics has found that it is all a lot more complicated.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Happy New Year to all DIY investors!
The DIY Income Investor portfolio has done OK during 2017 - but a number of poor investment choices held back the overall total return.
So - how to make better choices in the New Year?