Writing my blog records my personal journey over the past 4 years as I try to navigate the ups and downs of the investing cycles. It helps me to focus, as well as holds me to account for the decisions I take. Sometimes I get it right and sometimes I get it wrong but this year has been mostly positive.
In 2016, once again, my main focus has been to continue the move towards more simplicity, more diversity and less volatility.
Here are a few of the more popular posts over the past year :
1. Vanguard LifeStrategy - A One-Stop Solution
Far and away the most viewed post this year (and last year) - currently approaching 10,000 page views. Some thoughts on helping friends with a simple, no frills investment plan.
2. Asset Allocation Revisited
I took the opportunity to update and expand upon my original article from 2013. Asset allocation is one of the most important decisions every investor needs to consider if they are to be successful.
3. Vanguard LifeStrategy 5 Yr Performance
As these popular index funds now have a 5 yr track record, I compare performance against other funds and also some of my investment trusts.
4. Selecting Your DIY Online Broker
Again, an update to my first article in 2013
5. Vanguard LS 60 - Year 1 Update
How has my largest holding performed since my initial purchase in 2015?
Just to say thanks to everyone who has followed my journey over the past year and special thanks to those who have taken the time to leave a comment. Total page views has just passed the half million mark which is quite a milestone.
Lets hope 2017 is another good one!
Finally, a sad farewell to some people who have inspired and/or entertained over the years and who passed away in 2016
Frank Kelly (Father Jack)
Zaha Hadid (Architect)
|That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas|
Jo Cox MP Dave Swarbrick
Ken Barrie (voice of Postman Pat)
Gene Wilder Arnold Palmer
Rick Parfitt George Michael