Disclosure: This page provides information about shares I may own. However, it is not guaranteed to be a complete or current reflection of my own portfolio and does not constitute any kind of investment advice.
On this page, I’ll publish the trades in my value portfolio in order to maintain a track record of my investment progress. Each trade will usually (time permitting) be accompanied by a new blog post explaining the logic behind the decision.
Please note that while I’ll do my best to keep this page up to date, I cannot guarantee this. There will inevitably be times when this page is out of date. For practical reasons, e.g. shifting positions between accounts, my actual trades may differ slightly from those listed here. I offer no guarantee that this information is a complete or accurate reflection of my portfolio.
Although this portfolio has been existence for some time, I’ve started the record below with the first trade I made in 2015.
Average annualised return per holding sold 2013 – present = 21.4%
All stock holdings are listed in reverse purchase order, i.e. newest first:
|Company name||Ticker||Date bought||Price paid||Date sold||Sale price||Profit*||Annualised return*|
|IG Group Holdings(24/09/2018: Brief review for Motley Fool)||LSE: IGG||04/10/2018||654p|
|Direct Line Insurance Group (07/08/2018: Brief review for Motley Fool)||LSE: DLG||12/09/2018||324p|
|Vodafone Group (20/06/2018: Review for Motley Fool)||LSE: VOD||12/09/2018||165p|
|Go-Ahead Group (10/06/2018: Brief review for Motley Fool)||LSE: GOG||01/08/2018||1534.7p|
|BT Group (02/02/2018: Review of BT’s 2018 results for Motley Fool)||LSE: BT-A||07/02/2018
|Paypoint (07/12/2017: Comment on Motley Fool) (02/03/2018 @ Motley Fool: 2 super dividend stocks I’d keep buying today)||LSE: PAY||31/01/2018||896.8p|
|Premier Oil (12/12/2017 Motley Fool: Why I bought) (09/03/2018 @ Motley Fool: 2 three-bagger stocks that could still be cheap)||LSE: PMO||21/12/2017
|Dixons Carphone (17/07/2017 Motley Fool: A initial review of the stock’s attractions)(24/01/2018 @ Motley Fool: Two dividend-growth stocks you might regret not buying)||LSE: DC.||06/09/2017
|Centrica (20/08/2017: Why I bought)(25/01/2018 @ Motley Fool: Why 8% yielder Centrica plc isn’t the only dividend stock I’d consider today)||LSE: CNA||14/07/2017
|Northgate (27/06/2017 Motley Fool: Quick view on why the stock might be of interest) (20/08/2017: Why I bought)||LSE: NTG||14/07/2017
|Petrofac (15/05/2017 Motley Fool: Why I bought) (31/05/2017: Why I’ve bought more)(01/03/2018 @ Motley Fool: Two unloved 6% yielders I’d buy today)||LSE: PFC||18/05/2017
|Reduced position size 11/04/18||Partial sale at 557p to reblance portfolio|
|Game Digital (19/05/2017: Why I bought – updated 07/07/2017) (12/02/2018 @ Motley Fool: Should I buy more of Game Digital plc, up 10% today)||LSE: GMD||17/05/2017
|Royal Bank of Scotland Group
(19/12/16: Why I bought RBS) (23/02/2018 @ Motley Fool: Why Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc could be a great dividend buy after today’s results)
|Braemar Shipping Services
(25/10/16: Why I bought Braemar) (23/01/2017: Trading update/profit warning — my comments) (23/10/2017: Motley Fool review of interim results) (14/02/2018 @ Motley Fool: 2 small-cap dividend stocks I’d buy with £2,000 today)
|LSE:BMS||Initial purchase: 25/10/2016
Averaged down: 06/04/2016
Purchased more 16/01/18
|Avg. purchase price 262p|
(03/03/16: 2015 results review) (01/11/2016 Motley Fool: Q3 results review) (27/02/2018 @ Motley Fool: Why Standard Chartered plc could be a great FTSE 100 dividend stock)
465p (rights issue)
|IndigoVision Group (30/06/15: Why I bought) (03/03/16: 2015 results/Why I decided to average down) (12/07/2016: Review of H1 trading update) (16/09/16: Review of H1 2016 interim results)||LSE:IND||30/06/2015
|Hargreaves Services (10/06/15: Why I bought) (14/08/15: Review of 2014/15 results) (10/09/15: Stockopedia column) (10/12/2015: Balance sheet review) (17/02/16: Review of interim results) (28/04/16 (updated 11/08/2016): Review of 27 April Strategy Update) (16/04/17: Update) (08/08/17: Full-year results review for Motley Fool) (14/02/2018 @ Motley Fool: 2-small-cap dividend stocks I’d buy with £2,000 today)||LSE:HSP||29/05/2015
| Reduced position size 12/04/2017
Sold remaining position 16/10/2018
|Anglo American (19/06/15: Why I bought) (24/07/15: Interim results review) (08/12/2015: Averaging down — why?) (03/03/16: 2016 YTD review) (28/07/16: H1 results review) (15/11/16: Why I’m not selling just yet (for the Motley Fool)) (10/03/17: Why I’ve reduced my holding) (13/12/2017 @ Motley Fool: Comment on Anglo American for Motley Fool) (01/08/18: Comment on Anglo American for Motley Fool)||LSE:AAL||17/06/2015
Average purchase price 697p
|Reduced position size 07/04/16 & 09/03/17.
Sold remaining position 15/08/18
|SSE (06/12/2017: Brief comments on Motley Fool) (15/02/2018: Comment on value appeal of SSE for Motley Fool)||LSE: SSE||31/01/2018||1311.9p||01/18/2018||1244.5p||-1.3%||-2.7%|
|Connect Group (05/12/2017 Motley Fool: Why I bought – in brief) (15/02/2018 @ Motley Fool: Why this 14% yielder is still on my buy list today)||LSE: CNCT||16/01/2018
|Highland Gold Mining (12/05/2017: Why I bought) (26/10/2017: Morley Fool: Q3 results review)||LSE: HGM||05/05/2017||131p||29/03/2018||150.9p||17.6%||19.6%|
|Lamprell (17/12/2017: Why I bought (again)) (29/01/2018: Why I sold)||LSE: LAM||30/11/2017||62.4p||25/01/2018||72.2p||13.4%||87.6%|
|Gattaca (11/04/2017 Motley Fool: A brief summary of my reasons for buying) (16/04/2017: Update after 13/4 profit warning)||LSE: GATC||06/04/2017||306.7p||22/01/2018||262.2p||-14.2%||-17.8%|
(19/12/16: Why I bought J Sainsbury) (31/05/17: I look at Sainsbury’s valuation discount versus its main rivals) (29/01/2018: Why I’ve sold)
|Kingfisher (29/04/17 Motley Fool: Why I bought) (14/01/2018: Why I’ve sold)||LSE: KGF||04/05/2017||328p||09/01/2018||341.3p||3.0%||4.4%|
|Next (06/01/2017 Motley Fool: Why I’d be happy to buy shares in Next plc after its collapse) (30/03/2017 Motley Fool: 2 dividend stocks I’m buying for my ISA) (21/09/2017: Next has removed key financial information from it’s reporting – why?) (08/11/2017 Stockopedia: Why I’m holding onto Next) (14/01/2018: Why I’ve sold Next)||LSE:NXT||03/02/2017
|Pets At Home Group (20/08/2017: Why I bought) (14/01/2018: Why I’ve sold)||LSE: PETS||14/07/2017||158.1p||09/01/2018||174.7p||8.2%||16.6%|
|Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (12/05/2017: Why I bought) (22/11/2017: Why I sold)||LSE: MLC||05/05/2017
(03/03/16: 2015 results review) (29/07/16: H1 results review) (01/11/2016 Motley Fool: Q3 results review) (18/10/2017 Stockopedia: Thoughts before selling)
|BHP Billiton (26/08/15: Full-year results review) (15/11/16: Why I’m not selling just yet (for the Motley Fool)) (10/03/17: Why I’ve reduced my holding) (20/08/2017: Why I sold)||LSE:BLT||10/12/2014||1,391p||Reduced position size 09/03/17.
Sold remaining shares on 16/08/17.
|Avg sale price = 1,314p||1.8%||0.5%|
|Lamprell (28/08/15: Review of 2015 interims results) (24/03/16: Review of 2015 FY results) (22/09/16: Why I’ve bought more/interim results) (23/01/2016: My comments on FY trading update) (23/01/2017 Motley Fool: Is Lamprell a recovery buy for 2017?) (07/07/2017: Why I sold)||LSE:LAM||24/03/2015
|Reduced position size 07/12/2015
Sold remaining stock 28/06/2017
|Murgitroyd Group (12/04/17: Why I bought) (14/06/17: Why I sold)||LSE: MUR||06/04/2017||410p||30/05/2017||409p||-2.1%||-14.3%|
|BP (26/7/16: H1 results review for Motley Fool) (10/03/2017: Portfolio update inc. BP) (16/04/2017: Why I sold)||LSE:BP||03/02/2016||335p||12/04/2017||474.4p||50.6%||42.6%|
|Wm Morrison Supermarkets (10/09/2015: Interim results review) (15/09/2016: My interim results review (for the Motley Fool) (04./11/16: Q3 trading review for the Motley Fool) (10/03/2017: Why I sold)||LSE:MRW||18/08/2014||172p||10/03/2017||234p||48.4%||19.0%|
|2016 Portfolio result: +68.20%|
|Fenner(23/01/15: Why I bought) (13/07/16: 3Q16 trading update review) (10/09/16: A review of Fenner’s debt & valuation) 29/11/16: Why I sold)||LSE:FENR||15/01/2015||210p||28/11/16||250.6p||27.3%||14.57%|
|South32 (11/06/15: Why I’m holding) (15/08/16: Why I’ve sold)||LSE:S32||26/05/2015||116p||15/08/2016||117.3p||-7.5%||-6.15%|
|Lonmin (23/12/15: Why I bought) 02/08/16: Why I sold||LSE:LMI||23/12/2015||68.9p||Reduced position size 08/04/16. Sold remaining shares 02/08/16||Avg. sell price 177p||+157%||301.57%|
|Laura Ashley Holdings
(14/10/15: Why I bought) (23/03/16: 52-week results review) (11/07/16: Why I sold)
|Home Retail Group
(01/12/15: Why I bought) (08/01/16: Why I sold)
|2015 Portfolio result: -18.90%|
|Flybe (01/06/15: Why I bought) (13/10/15: Review of October trading updates)||LSE:FLYB||29/05/2015||56p||27/11/2015 and 22/12/15||90.2p (avg)||56.7%||105.99%|
|Shoe Zone (23/06/15: Why I bought) (03/09/15: Stockopedia column) (18/11/15: Why I sold)
|Tullett Prebon (10/06/15: Why I sold)||LSE:TLPR||09/06/2014||282p||10/06/2015||404p||48.20%||48.07%|
|2014 Portfolio result: +11.80%|
*Profit measured after costs and including dividends. The goal of this portfolio is total return.
As always, none of the information provided here or elsewhere on this website should be taken as investment advice. It’s merely a record of my personal trading and my own views on the companies concerned. DYOR (Do Your Own Research) or seek qualified professional advice before making any investment decisions.