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!
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.
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.
I think my portfolio is quite diversified already, never the less I keep day dreaming about my ideal portfolio everyday. I don’t think investing in only about 10 stocks would be smart, I agree that your first ideas are the best ones but a little more diversification would be solid in my eyes. This is why I came up with a plan: