After last month’s ouch, things are looking at bit better this month. Just goes to show the roller coaster ride you get from investing in the stock market.
My recent share purchases (unilever and glaxo) are now showing in the black – up 5% and 3% respectively. I haven’t bought any shares this month so need to look at the market and select some to buy to add to my portfolio.
I have been concentrating on my new job and getting my old employer to pay my pension and my redundancy money.
My dividends this month have been pretty poor – i.e. 35p! It just shows that I have shares which don’t pay out every month. I did read an article once on Motley Fool about picking shares based on their dividend payment dates so that you can get a trickle of dividends every month. Not always the best policy for picking shares but possible if you want that kind of setup.
I get some dividends paid next month, December, then a good dividend payout in January – just in time to settle any Christmas spending on my credit cards.
My accountant has filled in my tax form, it is the first tax year for rental income so wanted to make sure that everything was declared correctly. So I need to just double check the numbers and get them to submit it to the HMRC.
My index trackers are just about in the black and showing a positive growth percentage, after two months of negative figures. My managed funds are still showing a better gain that the indexes but I will continue to invest in tracker funds and see what happens over the long term. My share NISA this year is showing a 16% gain at the moment. My ISAs/NISAs as a whole are showing over 7% gain so quite pleased with that as finisher for 2014.