Sunday, 4 July 2021

Summary of June 2021

 

Summary of June 2021

Several smaller dribbles of dividends arrived this month which is always nice!

Due to the payment of the repairs from the previous months breakdown of my car as well as an upcoming staycation here in the UK I have not managed to transfer as much funds as I would have liked to my broker account. This means that I will hold on making any investments this month and will have to make it next month instead.

The losses associated with Stock X is annoying. A sure thing is never sure. I still have a small holding but not enough to make a true difference in either direction.

Work is starting to look a bit brighter again and the projects starts to take off after a long period of treading water. Working on putting together a list for the next developments that will be made in the company and I look forward to how the board will look upon them in the next six months period.

For the previous summary please visit Summary of May 2021 and here you can see my stock portfolio as it is.


The total invested value is now at: 224,520 . Monthly investments were made in the Mixed ETF and Rio Tinto. Majority of Stock X was sold.


The value of the portfolio is today: 325,187 € and I have 2,515 € in cash on my broker accounts. I have realised gains of 2,498 € and unrealised of 100,667 € (31%) which is not good enough but it is improving. My ETFs are now up at a value of 59% of my portfolio.


DAX is now up at 15,650 points which means that it has increased by 0.8% since the previous summary and my own portfolio has increased by 1.3% in the same time period.

Conclusion: DAX had another month with a positive outcome while I must say that many of my shares went down. My saviour this month was clearly the pension fund that has done surprisingly well! There are some significant costs coming on the summerhouse this year which means that I need to have at least 30k € more in my coffins and if I want to be able to get my own house in Sweden I will need additional money for that... So my target can no longer be 350k € but instead I will need at least 430k €. How quickly situations change...

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Dividends during June 2021

 


From McDonalds I received 25.58 € in cash on my broker account.

From Shell I received this time 38.55€ as cash on my UK broker account.

From Nike I received 7.85€ out as cash.

From BP I received 34.47€ directly as cash on my broker account.

My American cloth company TJX paid me 11.56€ as cash.

The final one was from Intel and I received 32.48€ as cash after the taxman had taken his deserved part.



Sold and bought stock in June 2021

 

The development of Stock X did not live up to the expectations and therefore I significantly reduced my holding of it. I sold 1060 shares and received 2571.61 € out as cash on my broker account. This gave me a loss of 24% or -941.26 € during the 6 months holding period. It will be brought into the realised G/L in the next monthly summary report.

I decided to increase my Rio Tinto holding and I therefore bought 33 more shares which totalled up to 2341.78 €. This change will also be included in the monthly summary report.

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Stock bought in May 2021

I already have one failed mining company (K+S) however they are not active in the field of metal mining. Rio Tinto pays a nice dividend of around 5% and I should have bought them many years ago but was back then, unfortunately, held back when I discussed it with other people.

I ended up buying 32 shares in Rio Tinto at a total cost of 2338.58 € which includes a stamp duty of 11.60 € which gives me a price per share of 73.08 €.

I've been thinking for months about buying shares in one of the British pub chains but I don't like their level of debt so I keep putting it off.

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Summary of May 2021

 

Summary of May 2021

By the look of things it is going to be yet another poor year in terms of dividends. Three companies made payments to me so that is great but overall it is not even close to being at a level that will pay by monthly bills.

Had a serious breakdown on the motorway this week. the suspension started to eat into my tyre and even though it was a smart motorway I was lucky to have an emergency stop within an acceptable distance. The car has now been fixed and it was not cheap however it should not disrupt my investment capability too much in the coming month.

Work is going ok but also not more than that. More and more people are now coming into the office and the CEO is old school with people must be there and look busy. He is all about the image and not about actual performance which can be frustrating every now and then.

For the previous summary please visit Summary of April 2021 and here you can see my stock portfolio as it is.


The total invested value is now at: 218,164
 . Monthly investments were made in the Mixed ETF, Austria ETF and Lufthansa.


The value of the portfolio is today: 313,034 € and I have 3,323 € in cash on my broker accounts. I have realised gains of 3,323 € and unrealised of 94,870 € (30.3%) which is not good enough but it is improving. My ETFs are now up at a value of 57% of my portfolio.


DAX is now up at 15,520 points which means that it has increased by 2.5% since the previous summary and my own portfolio has reduced by -1.4% in the same time period.

Conclusion: DAX had another good month! My portfolio always takes a bit of a beating when I add in a larger sum of cash which I did during May so I am not surprised about the result. However, the overall sum is starting to look very good and I will very likely go beyond the 350k € in the set timeline.