This blog is designed to record the investment journey of a UK based small investor. I hope to make a modest contribution to the collective wealth of investing knowledge made freely available to ordinary people. I am the author of five books [see sidebar and books tab]
Back in early March, I set out my portfolio of core investment trusts used to generate income. Some are held in my SIPP which has been converted to drawdown - some are held within my ISA and some are held in both.
Over the past couple of months I have added Finsbury Growth & Income Trust (and again) and secondly, Vanguard All World High Dividend ETF so its probably a good opportunity to update the portfolio with these additions. I may use the Vanguard ETF as a benchmark against which to assess the progress of the rest of the portfolio. The total includes accumulated dividends paid so far this year.
Apart from the additions, I have taken the closing prices for each investment trust at the end of 2012 and allocated a nominal sum of £2,000 to each.
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With the exception of fixed income trust New City High Yield, all are in positive territory. The best performance is from smaller companies specialist Aberforth with a gain so far this year of 32%.
I will update on progress at the end of the year. Hopefully the good run will continue - but you never quite know what's around the corner!