What shares you buying?

Slatz63

Midfield
Cheers, I wondered if anyone would react with an 'Eek - you've got money in X'. They all seem sound enough long term, though Wetherspoons is far from popular with the 'experts' and there is rumours of them closing a lot of outlets. Might cash in on that one!
The broader ypur portfolio the wider you have spread your risk.

I followed the HYP (High Yield Portfolio) philosophy for quite a while, no dividends currently from a lot of them so I'm slowly converting them to steady income now. Any new money I have to save I simply stick into VUKE. UK focussed I know, but I live in UK and will soon be retiring in UK so I may as well pin my financial future to UK coat-tails
 


Darlo1973

Midfield
I prefer funds to individual shares but I still have a few some for speculative punts and others for long term dividends. Best performing share over the last 12 months has been Barclays which I picked up when the market tanked last year and is now up 120%.
 

Slatz63

Midfield
Just done my annual portfolio review. Dividend income 4.9% so beat the FTSE100 average, capital value still 5% down but it's long term and will recover, at the lowest ebb last summer it was 34% down.

All dividends re-invested, looking to retire later this year so getting a bit more active in culling the poor performers.

My absolute dog is Centrica (CNA), worth 34% of what I paid for it and giving shite dividends too. They are slowly creeping back and when they get to 50% value I'm crystalising the loss to bake in some CGT credit.
 
Just done my annual portfolio review. Dividend income 4.9% so beat the FTSE100 average, capital value still 5% down but it's long term and will recover, at the lowest ebb last summer it was 34% down.

All dividends re-invested, looking to retire later this year so getting a bit more active in culling the poor performers.

My absolute dog is Centrica (CNA), worth 34% of what I paid for it and giving shite dividends too. They are slowly creeping back and when they get to 50% value I'm crystalising the loss to bake in some CGT credit.
You not got an ISA on the go to absorb some of the CGT bits?
 

Vinyl Score

Midfield
FTSE100 is lower today than 1999s last trading day.
I know, but is it due a resurgence (even with Brexit)? I get the impression that Yanks invest more in Equities, whereas the Brits have much more tied up in properties. The UK doesn't even have a Popular Finance TV show anymore, like Working Lunch, but shitloadsof Property Porn. There is only so much potential money to invest & equities are constrained by these limits.
 

bomber

Winger
I know, but is it due a resurgence (even with Brexit)? I get the impression that Yanks invest more in Equities, whereas the Brits have much more tied up in properties. The UK doesn't even have a Popular Finance TV show anymore, like Working Lunch, but shitloadsof Property Porn. There is only so much potential money to invest & equities are constrained by these limits.
I agree its due a surge.
 

42

Winger
Any new top tips?

Apparently the US financial bods are predicting 100% growth in The Market (US) in the next ten years, does anyone think that is likely over here in Blighty?

Just remember that 100% over 10 years is just a smidge over 7% a year compounded. 7% is roughly the historical market annual average.

Just hoy it in a global index tracker
 

Kyle89

Full Back
De La Rue (will take a year, but will double or triple)
Halma (will gain 25-30% after the crisis)
I remember reading this post in the first lockdown and after doing a bit of research, the money i invested was split 3 ways between De la rue, kingfisher group and GE.
De la Rue are up 260% from the time I invested, much appreciated 👍
 
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