A simple approach to successful personal investing with the goal of generating a growing income from a portfolio including cash savings, shares, corporate bonds and government-backed investments, using online savings and brokerage accounts and shielding your investments from tax wherever possible. Making money since 2011
Monday, 26 January 2015
AFK! Ninja Turtle?
It seems like every week there is a new political or economic news item that rocks the stock market. Since the New Year the DIY Income Investor portfolio has wilted a bit and then started to recover. But the markets keep being hit by uncertainty and bad news: oil price, copper price, Ukraine, Charlie Hebdo, Eurozone QE, Ukraine, Russia, etc.
My reaction in the face of all this termoil is to do nothing - or rather do something else: hence I've crawled back into my investing 'income shell' and have been Away From Keyboard.
Monday, 12 January 2015
Look East, Young Man! (Portfolio Buy)
Following my recent review of income-oriented ETFs, it seems only fitting that I should buy one.
With such a wide choice, how do I decide what to buy? It turns out that it was quite straightforward...
Monday, 5 January 2015
Review of London's High-Yield ETFs
So here is an updated list...
Thursday, 1 January 2015
2014 - A Tough Year!
The numbers are now in (more or less) and overall, during 2014, I have managed to produce an increase in total portfolio value (i.e. total return, as all income is reinvested) of around 11.4%.
This doesn't feel particularly outstanding compared to the results in the past couple of years - but then again, how has everyone else done?
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