Wednesday 21 February 2018
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
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
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?