This is just a quick update on recent events in the UK Value Investor model portfolio, including buys, sells and performance relative to a FTSE All-Share tracker. Before I get into the nitty-gritty, here’s a recap on the model portfolio’s … [Read more...] about Defensive value portfolio update: 2017 Q2
Neil Woodford strides across the equity income landscape like a colossus, gazing down upon his competitors as they scurry about like ants in the dust. Okay, perhaps that's taking it a bit too far, but Neil Woodford is without doubt the UK's best … [Read more...] about Was Woodford right to sell Glaxo?
Like banks, supermarkets were once seen as super-defensive investments, capable of delivering steady growth regardless of the economic environment. That was still the mainstream viewpoint when Morrisons joined my model portfolio in 2013, and even … [Read more...] about Why I’ve finally decided to sell Morrisons
Phil Oakley’s new book, How to Pick Quality Shares, details a three-step process for selecting profitable stocks. It’s the kind of investment book I like because it’s mostly focused on numbers and ratios, and it approaches the topic of investing … [Read more...] about How to Pick Quality Shares: A book review
One argument against investing in mega-cap dividend stocks is that elephants don’t gallop, and it's true; they don’t. However, as a dividend-focused investor I’m not necessarily looking for companies that can grow at ten or twenty percent each … [Read more...] about Who is the heavyweight dividend champion?
One million pounds is a lot of money. It’s more than enough for most people to retire on, and becoming a millionaire remains a long-term dream for many. That’s why I’ve chosen one million pounds as the new long-term goal for my defensive value … [Read more...] about My journey to a million pound portfolio
In recent years, Diageo's dividend growth and capital gains have been outstanding. But Diageo's share price has already gained more than 200% since the financial crisis, so is it too late to jump on board? In this blog post I try to decide if … [Read more...] about Is Diageo still an attractive dividend growth stock?
KCOM Group's dividend yield is currently more than 6%. That makes it attractive, but it also puts it squarely in yield trap territory. For a high yield stock, KCOM is interesting because it's a company of two halves. The first half can trace … [Read more...] about Can KCOM Group maintain its 6% dividend or is it a yield trap?
After almost six years BAE Systems, one of the first companies to join the UKVI model portfolio, has been sold. In terms of raw numbers, the results look like this: Purchase price: 308p on 21st June 2011 Sale price: 643.5p on 8th May … [Read more...] about Sold: BAE Systems returns 141.5% over six years
In this post I’m going to do a valuation and projection for the S&P 500 using Robert Shiller’s CAPE ratio. I think this is worth doing on a regular basis because it gives you a good idea of where a particular market is in its valuation cycle … [Read more...] about S&P 500 valuation and projection: 2017 Q2