Monday, 26 January 2015
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
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
So here is an updated list...
Thursday, 1 January 2015
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?