NAPS 2017 – deciding to remain ‘in cash’

So i wrote a post with my NAPs for 2017 but being short of time, and on the whole nervous about the markets i didnt post it. I then resolved to post my NAPS on the basis that i’d be notionally 50% invested, holding the other 50% as cash until a point in the year […]

2016 NAPS Portfolio Performance

Time for a brief review of my 2016 NAPS performance …  overall a 17.8% gain. Not bad at all – not quite last years 24.2% gain but respectable nonetheless. Looking through the individual companies  a stop loss at circa 20% would have saved me from Genel and Fairpoint big losses but on the other hand […]

2016 ‘NAPS’ Selections

I’ve chosen a selection of ‘NAPS’ for 2016. To recap the idea being to see if my choice of companies (no changes allowed during the year) beats my personal portfolio by the end of the year and how it compares to the Stockopedia mechanical NAPS and FTSE/AIM indexes. I’m also hoping to establish over a long time frame […]

2015 ‘NAPS’ Portfolio Review

At the start of 2015, inspired by stockopedias ‘NAPs’ i put together a portfolio of companies i thought would do well in 2015 based on high stock ranks, recommendations from respected investors and my own research. It’s a fantasy fund but the idea being that i wouldn’t tinker, by or sell, but would measure performance […]

Mining Sector is where i’m putting most of my available funds

Ok so like so many i’ve neglected to update my blog given everything else going on. New job, new home etc. I am reading as much as ever and adding to my ever growing watchlist of ‘potential’ companies. I’ve been putting new funds into minting over the last few months. The whole sector has been […]