My portfolio for 2018

Welcome in the year 2018. The year 2017 was very good in the financial markets. The developed markets were growing steadily with S&P500, Nasdaq and British FTSE100 growing respectively +19.96%, +28.86% and +8.55%.

The emerging markets outpaced the developed markets with Argentinian Marvel raising +77.62%, Turkish XU100 +47.60%, Indian Sensex +27.91% and Polish WIG20 +26.35%. Results of those markets are even better if we refer them to one currency – for example Polish PLN gained +16.84% to the US Dollar in the year 2017.

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2018 forecast for stock markets, commodities and currencies

As many institutions are playing to be a forecaster, I also have decided to give it a try. I will have a look at currencies, stock markets and commodities prices in 2018.

 

Currencies and cryptocurrencies

In my opinion US dollar plummeted too much in the last year. Raising interest rates and possible repatriation of money by American companies, caused by lowered tax rate, will strength the dollar. Also British Pound will finally grow slightly. The currency which I underweight is Euro.

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+79.30% – great results of the 1st year of my mutual funds’ wallet

A year ago I opened my ISA account with AXA. Since that, I have been investing in the global stock markets and commodity funds. The results are much better than I expected.
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The chart above shows the performance of my investments vs benchmarks – FTSE100, FTSE 250 and SP500. My wallet performance was +79.30%. FTSE100 gained +21.87%, FTSE250 gained +3.68%, and SP500 went up 22.39%.

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Summary of my investments in 2016

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It was the best year in my investing history. The selection of assets which I chose at the beginning of 2016 turned out to be very good. I think that I am choosing very good companies because I started documenting my choices, sharing them with you so I am more focused on this. In a nutshell, Continue reading

My investments in £

Although I have been living in the UK for one year I started investing in £ only recently. I still think that there are cheaper companies on the Warsaw Stock Exchange but I wanted to diversify my investments. The another reason is the falling GBP/PLN ratio. I have decided that I will not exchange my £ into PLN (Polish currency) while the ratio is below 5.60. This is connected with the possibility of leaving the European Union by the United Kingdom. Till the referendum on June 23, 2016, I do not expect GBP/PLN ratio to go up.Continue reading

Now it is my time!

Hello! I have created this blog for sharing and writing about my investments and my road to be financially independent. I have been investing in the stock market for three years. I have also other investments. I will share my buys and sells history and tell about my current investments.

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