Let’s take a look back at 2018, a volatile year for the financial markets and also for my portfolio to be honest. I’ve changed from a Dividend Growth Investor into a sort of hybrid. I took quite a lot of gains of the table and redistributed them into ETF’s, bonds and a few specific shares of companies I believe in for the long term. I’ve made promotion at work to become a junior broker, which in turn led me to learn a lot about options and these are now a part of portfolio too.
Exchange traded funds are probably my favorite way to invest. They take little effort, have great returns historically and are well diversified, what more could you ask for!
We all know the short term noise, the ever glooming hard Brexit, the USA-China tradewar, stalling global economy and of course Italy’s current financial state. Let’s take a closer look at Italy. What is happening there, and how could we as investors benefit without taking too much risk.
How to manage your portfolio, it sounds like a fund manager will tell you what to look out for in your portfolio in current market conditions. It isn’t though, I will discuss what I think is the best strategy based on your capital on hand for the long term.
Recently I’ve looked more into options, to be fair I had to do it for my job as I’m looking to learn more about financial products so I can make a little promotion. After long hours of trying to get my head around option trading, I think I finally got it and I immediatly put my new knowledge to work. Why are options interesting and worth your attention? Well let me explain.