Tag: Investing

Taking stock – and sitting tight

I am now asking myself whether I have been too complacent, or even smug, about my financial position. Was my portfolio as well positioned as I thought it was? I think it was the boxer Mike Tyson who said that everyone has a plan until they are punched in the mouth. I have been punched…

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Financial review at 31 December 2019

Twelve months Summary This is an update on my previous reviews of four and six months ago. A total return for the year of 20.24% growth, slightly above the FTSE All Share total return index growth of 19.17%, results after draw down expenditure in a capital uplift of 15.87%. Six years of drawdown results As…

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Back in the UK

Last month I wrote about beginning to go global as I increased my non-UK exposure in response to the unstable political and economic situation. The impending general election could have resulted in a change of government to one much less supportive of business and of investors. In early November therefore I reduced my UK exposure…

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