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.
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.
At the end of each month we will look at my net worth, it will consist of all my investments, long and short term savings and diversified items I possess. Without further a do let’s get straight into it.
Another month, another list of ETF additions that have been made, also I added my first bond.
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.