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|Market performed against the FTSE100 today with 15 Shares Up, 22 Down and 3 Unchanged. The week as a whole was goodish as our portfolio was moderately better than the FTSE100 with investments Down (01.21%) as opposed to FTSE100 which was Down (01.61%) (6841:6731). Overall, our assets were Down (00.76%) on the week. The calendar year performance table now stands at :-
FTSE100~~~~+11.47%~~(6242:6731 + 03.64% Dividend Yield)
FTSE AS~~~~+09.88%~~(3444:3665 + 03.46% Dividend Yield)
Videans~~~~+05.21%~~(Made up a bit of ground!)
FTSE250~~~~+04.06%~~(17205:17435 + 02.72% Dividend Yield)
Took advantage of some market weakness to increase our overall stock level to 68.2% from 62.6% at the end of last week. Hoping for more definitive interim lows early next week.|
|Re-bought initial tranche of JMAT @ 3058p so now 40 companies and stock level increased to 68.1%.|
|Yea I did well from CRST and BKG Not too happy about share buybacks at bkg. I prefer dividends as it allows me to add or buy stocks without selling existing holdings. I have a bit more to top up on GSK and AZN to get same holding size as IMB and BATS. Don't know why these dollar earners dropped so much when pound still weak. These so called bond proxies ppl are selling off I'm buying as I expect interest rates to stay low for longerI've also been considering buying ULVR and SGE both very sound businesses albeit with much less dividends.|
|Assuming 6677 is lowered today, then FTSE has now declined for 38 days following the intraday ath of 7130 on 11 Oct. Still not sure whether there will be further weakness on Monday following an Italian Referendum 'No' vote on Sunday.
Also not sure about Adding further to FTSE100 Trackers whilst DOW has yet to come off its pedestal even one iota.|
|Credit where credit...you've done well with those house builder sallies!|
|Swapped my BKG for GSK|
|9 up, 1 level, too many downOil saves the day again. Very mixed fortunes of shares in portfolio over recent weeks. VOD on a serious downward slide!|
|Modestly outperformed FTSE100 today with 18 Shares Up, 19 Down and 2 Unchanged. Stock level Up to 67.3%.
WPP weak today but still hasn't lowered the 11 Nov interim low of 1634p so not interested in re-buying just yet awhile.
DOW got to 19214 earlier...need some protection so put in an order @ 19220 (below current high of 19225) so not fired...win some, lose some!|
|Technically, today is Day 15 of the prospective third principal wave Down but, @ the earlier 6703, still only (04.20%) off 6997. However, the current corrective low of 6677 has now come well into view and it should be just a question of how much lower than that level FTSE goes before an interim low is established.|
|As intended, more tracker shares Added @ c6705...overall stock level now Up to 67.0%.|
|Consequently, cashed DOW short for 68 points profit!|
|The 'No' vote for Sunday is actually 4/1 On so maybe there won't be that much downward movement in the markets as the negative surprise factor doesn't really exist.
The FED meet on 13-14 Dec so maybe that will generate some weakness if they raise interest rates. Who knows but I can't see FTSE rallying properly until a more plausible base has been registered.|
|I also fancy BATS below 4000p but am more focused on the Italian referendum now and am expecting weakness thru to next Monday. DOW short taken @ 19203.7 will need to be held until at least Sunday night to offer some semblance of a hedge against substantial FTSE tracker holdings.
Nevertheless, I intend to Add further tracker shares in 3 tranches @ c6705, c6650 & c6590. My short-term target for FTSE remains c6589 which represents a c(04.25%) decline from last Wednesday's sub-wave top of 6881 and would possibly complete FTSE's third principal wave Down from 6997 on 10 Nov giving a decline of c(05.83%).
The total decline for the 3 principal waves Down (7130:6930:7067:6677:6997:c6589) would be c(07.59%) and could represent a legitimate rally point albeit there should be further weakness at the back end of Dec and more acutely in Jan 2017.|
|Indeed - That is my purpose for buying them....they have not only paid dividends but have increased them over many many years.
1) Evidenced based investing suggests tracker funds tend to do well over the long term.
2) Barclays study suggests most returns from stocks come from Dividends in the long term.
3)Companies with high ROCE tend to generate decent returns over the long term.
In a nutshell those 3 points cover my investment strategy.|
|I did say that. But after today's news I'm less convinced about their prospects. I bought them at £18 and sold at £40 and collected many dividends on the way.Even though prospects might not be as good, the dividend should be safe.|
|IMB yields 5% that is attractive|
|yes but that impacts the UK - IMB only makes 18% of revenue from the UK
I recall you saying you would buy back BATS at £40
Anyway I bought for the dividends and the growth of the dividends. I hope I can hold these for many many years|
|The news today about the Tobacco companies loosing their plain packaging appeal, is why I sold BATS earlier in the year. The sector has had a fantastic run, but there are better opportunities elsewhere, in my opinion now.|
|19 up, 1 flat, 14 down
Bought some AZN as a core holding, will add if it keeps dropping.
I have decent holdings in IMB, BATS, AZN and GSK. They form part of my core portfolio alongside my trackers.
I will use dividends from these stocks and trackers to add to new and existing positions.
Unless something drastic happens to fundamentals I don't plan to trade my core holdings. I am fully invested now and will look to deploy dividend cash when possible.
Apart from shifting a few holdings here and there I am with my portfolio going into 2017.|
|9 up, 3 level, 12 down|
|Excellent performances from RDSB & BP. & AMFW|
|Our shares slighttly under performed today with 16 shares Up, 20 Down and 3 Unchanged. Stock level now 64.7%.|