Following hot on the heels of the sale of Greene King, another 10 share sales.
Sell Marston’s @ 105.8 – 10.67% profit
Sell Old Mutual @ 1152.5 – 10.91% profit
Sell Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group @ 709.5 – 0.07% profit
Sell BAT @ 3,355 – 18.13% profit
Sell Pendragon @ 14.33 – 63.34% profit
Sell HSBC @ 568.67 – 5.35% profit
Sell Close Brothers @ 776 – 6.3% profit
Sell AstraZeneca @ 2,919 – 6.92% profit
Sell SSE @ 1,426 – 9.46% profit
Sell Murray International @ 992 – 13.5% profit
Considering all of these shares have been held for less that a year, and some dividend payments have been received too, the capital gains aren’t bad at all!
A busy morning, with 13 share purchases so far.
Investors Chronicle magazine publishes a list of shares going ex-dividend in the “Week Ahead” section each Friday.
In order to further my quest to receive income of one form or another on every business day of the year, I like to scan down the list to see if there are any dividends I would like to be eligible for by buying in before the ex-dividend date (which is usually the Wednesday after the magazine comes out).
Continue reading “The week gets off to a flying start with a flurry of share purchases”
Well, I’m glad you asked.
I started the day buy tucking away a few Merchants Trust (MRCH) into my High Yield Portfolio (HYP). Over the last 3 years Merchants have paid out dividends representing a yield of 7.9% (2009), 6.8% (2010) and 5.6% (2011) so they seemed like a perfect addition to the HYP. They appear to pay out dividends quarterly. I managed to buy at 373.6p per share (including Stamp Duty).
Most of the other share purchases made today were to reduce the average buying price of already held shares.
Continue reading “So what shares were you buying today Amateur Investor?”
I’ve got a bit of a reputation as an amateur money expert amongst those close to me. This often means I’m asked advice on money matters (I hasten to add that I always make it clear that I don’t mind pointing them in the right direction, but the final decision has to be theirs).
So when a relative asked where they should put a few hundred Pounds a month, I got out the Best Buy tables and got stuck in.
Continue reading “Sometimes cash on deposit is the only option”