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
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Dealing With Down Markets (Portfolio Buy)
After a pleasing Santa Rally in December, January and February have been horror stories, with a worldwide pull-back in share prices. The DIY Income Investor portfolio is back to the value it was a year ago.
How to deal with this kind of knock-back?
Monday, 15 January 2018
High Yields in London
Of course, yield is not everything and the article goes on to discuss some of the pitfalls and problems associated with high yield investing.
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
In Search Of Utility (Portfolio Buy)
Economists use the term 'utility' to explain behaviour - essentially it relates to the benefit you gain from buying or selling something. People are simply expected to 'maximise their utility' - in other words, do things that make them feel better off.
That basic principle works pretty well - but when it comes to investing, the new discipline of behavioural economics has found that it is all a lot more complicated.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Happy New Year to all DIY investors!
The DIY Income Investor portfolio has done OK during 2017 - but a number of poor investment choices held back the overall total return.
So - how to make better choices in the New Year?
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