Tuesday 20 June 2017

Risky FTSE100 Dividend Shares?


The DIY Income Investor likes shares that pay dividends - effectively investments that pay you an income while they (hopefully) go up in value.

And what could be safer than buying shares in the biggest dividend-paying companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange?

Buyer beware! Big is not always beautiful.

Thursday 15 June 2017

Only Connect! (Portfolio Buy)

Only connect!...Only connect the prose and the passion. - E. M. Forster

The election and Brexit have helped to knock Sterling and the Stock Market sideways - although the DIY Income Investor portfolio (which is quite international) has perked up in the last few days, hitting record values, at least when measured in Sterling.

As part of the recent flurry of deals, I have gone for something more UK-based - using the usual 'painting-by-numbers' approach.

Thursday 1 June 2017

Resourceful? (Portfolio Buy)


Boredom is a great problem for the DIY Income Investor.  2017 has generally been quite tedious, with not much to do with the portfolio but watch the money roll in - apart from the occasional 'sell' when something has increased enough in value.

But come April and the new ISA and SIPP season and there are new choices to be made. And there is always the temptation to 'try something new' rather than add to existing holdings...