Thursday, 15 July 2021
Monday, 21 June 2021
However, my latest dilemma is not so easily resolved...
Friday, 4 June 2021
Thursday, 20 May 2021
recent article I looked at the potential of real estate - particularly Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) to generate income for the DIY Income Investor. However, in the article I did highlight the poor performance of my own holding in RDI REIT.
Monday, 17 May 2021
I wrote a little article recently on how to get some gold into the DIY Income Investor portfolio.
The conclusion was that the choice seemed to be between low-yield (or no-yield) ETFs or high-yield risky direct investments in miners. I've chosen the latter. Hopefully not fools' gold.
Thursday, 13 May 2021
I have two different ISA accounts (and manage family SIPPs) and I am careful not to exceed my annual investment allowance. But am I getting the best deal that I could?
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Most of the portfolio is tucked up in geographically-spread Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), diversified between dividend shares and fixed-income. But I do like a bit of excitement from owning individual securities.
Monday, 10 May 2021
I'm guessing that most people would like to double their money. It's a pretty simple goal, yet it seems so unlikely.
But once you start thinking about it - it's just about numbers, and time. There is no real magic about it apart from consistent (but not necessarily spectacular) performance from your investments.
Saturday, 8 May 2021
However my biggest holding accounts for 8.6% of the portfolio and is one of the few managed funds - as opposed to passive Exchange Traded Funds - that I own. Is this too big a holding? And has it been a good investment?
Friday, 7 May 2021
But I have invested in one - what has my experience been?
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
This purchase is a share that I have bought and sold more than any other - and it is quite an odd one.
Thursday, 29 April 2021
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
For this post I have reviewed my previous reporting on both dividend and fixed-income ETFs.
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
The Covid 19 pandemic has created a huge financial and economic dislocation in the UK and around the world. Investors will have seen big changes in the markets. Many sectors of the economy have been hard hit. What has been the impact on DIY Income Investor portfolio? And what lessons can we learn from this experience?
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
But how has COVID and BREXIT affected the UK commercial property market? And what are the options for using the property asset class to derive income in your portfolio?
Monday, 22 February 2021
However, finding the right options in the London market requires a little work.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
There are over 150 fixed income ETFs trading on London Stock Exchange markets, reaching far afield, offering exposure to emerging markets as well as sovereign debt in Europe, the US and established Asian Pacific regions, corporates and money markets. But how to find one that suits your needs?
If you are going DIY - I recommend Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) for most of your portfolio. With ETFs, the individual business risks are reduced - because the ETF consists, usually, of many different securities. All you need to worry about is the general 'positioning' of the ETF: dividends or fixed-income and country or geographical region of interest.