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.
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Thursday, 20 May 2021
Monday, 17 May 2021
Egyptian Gold (Portfolio Buy)
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
Find the Best Deal for an ISA Platform
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
FTSE 100's Best Dividend Yielders (Portfolio Buy)
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
How To Double Your Money
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
My Biggest Holding - How Good Is It?
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
Review: Can You Trust VCTs?
But I have invested in one - what has my experience been?
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
My Favourite Dividend Share (Portfolio Buy)
This purchase is a share that I have bought and sold more than any other - and it is quite an odd one.
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