Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates (3rd March 2020)

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Mar 032020
 

Emergency Rate Cut, as Coronavirus Spreads

This afternoon (3rd March 2020), the US Central Bank (Federal Reserve) has announced an emergency cut of 0.5% in the interest rate. See the BBC article here!

The Chairman of the Fed (Jerome Powell) was quotes as saying that the

“US economy remained strong. However, the coronavirus poses evolving risks to economic activity.”

“In light of these risks and in support of achieving its maximum employment and price stability goals, the Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower the target range for the federal funds rate by half a percentage point to 1% to 1.25%”.

Is this justified, or is the Coronavirus masking more sinister issues in the US (and World) Stock Markets? We’ll be discussing this tomorrow, amongst other things, during the Inner Circle Webinar.

As ever, please do your own research (DYOR) and make up your own minds accordingly.

If you have any comments or observations, regarding the above, then please use the contact us form Here.

Mick (3rd March 2020)

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Sponsoring Sian (11th February 2020)

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Feb 112020
 

London Marathon Sponsorship (26th April 2020)

2020.02.11 - Sponsored T-Shirt_Sian Powell

 

DIY-Investors.com is delighted to be able to sponsor Sian Powell, as she takes part in the London Marathon on 26th April 2020. Sian is raising funds for the Severn Hospice – in memory of Pat Williams, who sadly passed away last April, after a courageous 10 year battle against breast cancer. Pat helped me with the book-keeping for my company accounts, since I relocated to Shropshire. Meeting Pat, I was immediately struck by her dogged determination and courage in adversity.

Sian has just received her T-Shirt (pictured) for the event and we wish her well, as she continues her training… battling the elements (storm Ciara etc), preparing for this gruelling challenge!

In a recent press interview, Sian explained that, as part of her fundraising for Severn Hospice in preparation for the London Marathon in April, she has sold memory ribbons dedicating each of her 26 miles to someone’s loved one for a donation.

The ribbons will be tied to her shirt and she said she expects the day to be quite emotional.

“It will be a year and a day since Pat died when I run the marathon,” she said.

“It will be a tribute to such a brave person.”

At the date of writing this post (11th February 2020), Sian is 87% of the way towards her fund-raising target of £2,000. If you’d like to support Sian in this very worthy cause, please go to her Just Giving Page HERE  and make a donation.

Mick (11th February 2020) 

Active 10 Portfolio (Graph) – 20th January 2019

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Jan 202019
 

Active 10 Portfolio (Cumulative Results & Graph) – since 2010

Thank you for your feedback on the video, posted yesterday, detailing the movements & transactions of the Active 10 Portfolio during 2018. One aspect that I touched on in the video was the cumulative affect of the outperformance of the Active 10 compared to the all-share index (ASX). Paul sent me a message, suggesting that I graph this to make it even more obvious… an excellent idea I thought! Here it is, together with the associated table of results.

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Graph – 9 Years Data (starting in 2010)

2018.12.31 - Cumulative A10 - v - ASX - Graph

So, using the graph above, if we assume an initial (single lump sum) of £10,000 was invested at the start of 2010 (when we started the annual Active 10 Portfolios), as at the end of 2018 it would have been worth:

  1. If invested in the ASX… £13,300
  2. If invested in the Active 10…  £80,356

This shows the very real power of compounding over time, coupled with DIY-Investing… if we can regularly beat the index (at least most of the time [see 2012])!

Data Table (Used for the above graph)

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018.12.31 - Cumulative A10 - v - ASX - Percentage Table

Commentary

Note that the above (example figures) are based on a single £10,000 lump sum invested at the start of 2010. The very real power of compounding comes from regular investment – and the above index performance, that we can achieve as DIY-Investors.

As ever, please do your own research (DYOR) and make up your own minds accordingly.

If you have any comments or observations, regarding the above, then please use the contact us form Here.

Mick (20th January 2019)

Year End Review of 2018 Active 10 Portfolio

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Jan 192019
 

Year End Review of 2018 Active 10 Portfolio (Published: 19th January 2019)

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This video is 24m 52s long and contains Mick Pavey discussing the 2018 Active 10 Portfolio, as well as the history of this portfolio since 2010.

As ever, please do your own research (DYOR) and make up your own minds accordingly.

If you have any comments or observations, regarding the video above, then please use the contact us form Here.

Mick (19th January 2019)

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2019 DIY-Investors Journal Available (18th December 2018)

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Dec 182018
 

DIY-Investors 2019 Journal – Now Available

DIY-Investors 2019 Journal

Contents

  • Past Performance od DIY-Investors’ Portfolios
  • Calendar (with provisional 2019 webinar dates)
  • Index Pages
  • Active 10 Stock Portfolio Grid (your choices)
  • Active 10 Stock Portfolio Grid (DIY-Investors)
  • Passive 10 Stock Portfolio Grid (your choices)
  • Passive 10 Stock Portfolio Grid (DIY-Investors)
  • Webinar Notes (14 pages for recording webinar notes)
  • Journal Notes (over 90 pages for your research & notes)
  • Bonus Details
  • Authors Biography & Publisher Details


Order your copy HERE!

Note: Update 20th December 2018, we’re pleased to say that the Amazon page is now displaying the correct cover image (for 2019 edition). Printers advise that any orders placed before Christmas are likely to be delivered early in January 2019.