Imagine that you can own shares of only one company. It means that your portfolio is not diversified at all. Well, it is rather difficult to call it a portfolio. It is just your money parked in the shares of one business — hopefully, the good one.
Such an approach is not a great idea from the perspective of diversification. I would not put all my wealth into a single company.
Understanding a business well may not be enough. There are so many aspects of investing you do not have an impact on that such a bet would be a very risky one. Political decisions and changes in regulations are factors we cannot predict. It is something we can recognise as a risk, but we never really know what new idea is growing in the heads of politicians.
Is it a good decision to sell shares right after the company published a very good results?
Well, it depends…
On Tuesday, Apple surprised investors with much better results than predicted by analysts.
Next morning I decided to reduce my stake in the Apple company.
I decided to write again about CD Projekt. The reason for it was the interest of the readers of this blog in investing in this company.
In this post I will share information about the platforms I personally use for investing in stocks listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. I will also list some of the reasons why Polish companies are relatively attractive.Continue reading
A 3-month correction on the S&P 500 or the beginning of the crash? You could hear the B word quite often at the end of the last year. And it was not only Brexit but also bear market…
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.
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.
4 years of investing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange
Time flies quickly. I remember publishing a post about the results of 3.5 years of investing and now we have another half a year in my investing history. Let’s have a look at those 4 years. My real wallet on the Warsaw Stock Exchange gained +120.57%, which gives +21.87% annually.
The first year 05.2013-04.2014 ended up with a result +22.39%
The second year 05.2014-04.2015 ended up with a result +19.49%
The third year 05.2015-04.2016 ended up with a result +12.29%
The fourth year 05.2016-04.2017 ended up with a result +34.90%
The history of transactions
Today I will share with you the history of my best investment so far in my real wallet and also in the Warsaw Stock Exchange Freedom Portfolio.
Summary of the Warsaw Stock Exchange Freedom Portfolio during the first year of running a public portfolio
At the end of March 2016, I decided to start running a public portfolio of shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. It is the time to summarize the results after the first year.