Sunday, 13 June 2010
Saturday, 12 June 2010
As I’ve explained many times my Retirement Investing Low Charge Portfolio has both a Strategic and Tactical Asset Allocation associated with it. The construction of this portfolio can be seen here. The tactical element is an attempt to squeeze some more performance from the portfolio however I want to monitor the return of my total portfolio carefully to ensure that I am not under performing a simple stocks/bonds allocation. After all why put all the effort in and then under perform.
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Monday, 7 June 2010
Buying (New money): Since my last post I have had a good month of savings and managed to save 72% of my after tax earnings and pension salary sacrifices. Total new money entering my Retirement Investing Low Charge Portfolio was around 0.8% of my total portfolio value. The allocation was as follows: 42.0% to cash, 8.7% to UK equities, 12.2% to international equities, 2.3% to index linked gilts and 34.8% to UK commercial property. This money was invested outside of tax wrappers and also within a pension.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Friday, 4 June 2010
Yesterday I rebalanced my Retirement Investing Today Low Charge Portfolio by moving 0.6% from cash into emerging markets equities (ie buying equities with cash). Emerging market equities are an important part of my portfolio as I explained here.
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
retirement investing low charge portfolio in vehicles like Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s). I won’t go into the justification for passive versus active in this post today as there is plenty of information out there on the web already. A Google search of ‘passive versus active investing’ or ‘Bogle investing’ would be a good start for those that are interested.