Saturday 29 September 2012

The Mind of a DIY Income Investor

Your actions are a result of your thoughts - and I think a DIY Income Investor needs to be a thoughtful (and patient) type of investor.
Let me tell you a little about what has formed my own DIY Income Investing thought processes.

Monday 24 September 2012

The Making of a DIY Income Investor

As is pretty obvious, I advocate an investment style that is addressed primarily at generating income rather than ('overnight'?) capital gain. What is more, I strive to Do It Myself.

So what has led me to adopt this particular approach? How did I come to inhabit this particular niche in the private investor biosphere?

Saturday 15 September 2012

Retired? Get 25% Instant Return!

You're retired, you've taken your pension and you're done with  all of that. Or are you?

Assuming you have enough income, not necessarily.

And just to make it interesting, how about a 25% instant return on your money?

Thursday 6 September 2012

Pennies From Heaven

For me, there is always something magical about interest on savings. You don't do anything more than give a bank a wad of cash (usually electronically, in my case); it goes quiet for a while and then out trickles some interest, which together with other rivulets of cash feeds a growing river of income. (At least that is the theory.)

But, as in the film Neverending Story the approaching wave of darkness - The Nothing - threatens to destroy this magical world of interest...

Sunday 2 September 2012

Is the US Bankrupt?

The DIY Income Investor portfolio is limited to securities quoted in Pounds Sterling on the London Stock Exchange - and I don't recommend currency speculation, unless you really know what you are doing.

However, most of the companies and banks that are quoted on the FTSE are participants - to a lesser or greater extent - in the worldwide economy. And the main engine of that world economy is the US.

But is it possible that the US is already bankrupt - a dead man walking?