Tuesday 23 May 2017

Cashing In (Portfolio Sale)


After a couple of months of doing nothing, the DIY Income Investor portfolio is getting a little more active. With the new Financial Year, I have several bits of admin to do, including topping up ISAs and SIPPs.

Bottom line: moving money around between different accounts - and also cashing in some winning investments.

Thursday 11 May 2017

My Favorite Dividend Share (Portfolio Buy)


Over the years I've held many different securities in the DIY Income Investor portfolio. Most holding come and go, falling out - that is the nature of the portfolio: buy low (with a high yield) and sell high (with a low yield).

But some (a very few, it has to be said) shares seem to be perennially yo-yoing up and down - as well as having an attractive yield.

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Worth The Hunt? (Portfolio Sale)

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After a couple of months of inactivity for the DIY Income Investor portfolio there has been some movement. 2017 has proven to be a very slow year so far, in terms of performance, and I am mainly just sitting tight waiting for the tide to change.

But one of my 'sell' rules has just clicked into action, so I have cleared out a non-performer.

Thursday 4 May 2017

Buying A Fund Manager (Portfolio Buy)

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Regular readers will be aware that the DIY Income Investor promotes do-it-yourself investing rather than paying expensive fund managers to do an often less-than-stellar job of deciding where your money should be held. For that reason I don't hold any traditional managed 'funds', although I quite like Exchange Traded Funds (which provide low-cost access to world markets).

Having said that, I don't have anything against buying shares in a Fund Manager, if they offer a good yield and seem to be doing a good job.