Patient Portfolio Update – September 2018

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It’s a long road to big money.

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. -Napoleon Hill

Milestones are exciting to aim for but more exciting to pass.

This month I passed £100 of passive income for the very first time!

The Patient Portfolio Update details how I build wealth, without trying to rush things along.

As ever, let’s begin by taking a look at that hair-raising passive income! Continue reading “Patient Portfolio Update – September 2018”

Patient Portfolio Update – August 18

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Generally, August comes after July. So here we are, the Patient Portfolio Update for August.

The Patient Portfolio Update details how I build wealth, without trying to rush things along.

As ever, let’s begin by taking a look at that adorable passive income!

Passive income

Source

Amount

Dividends

£10.53

Property Partner

£11.09

Rate Setter

£2.33

Wise Alpha

£3.80

Grand Total

£27.75

This compares favourably to last years result of £8.25. In just 1 year income has more than trebled, that’s the power of regular buying and reinvesting income.

Dividends came in from Apple (£2.92) and National Grid (£7.61). As I’ve switched over from individual stocks to index investing, there won’t be substantial growth in income from such companies, unfortunately.

To counter that, I’ll be buying Vanguards FTSE 100 ETF (VUKE). It has a respectable dividend of 3.91% paid quarterly.

Portfolio Pie

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A new (yet small) addition to the pie; Gold!

Using the Glint pay app,  gold can be bought at a fee of just 0.5%. It’s held remotely so gold reserves can be bought or sold instantly. Glint pay recently had a successful crowd-raise on Crowdcube where they raised over £2m (I invested).

Now, I’m not a big fan of gold (unproductive asset alert!), but I am a fan of diversification. I want to slowly build a holding of 2 or 3% in gold.

Yes, I’m aware that Warren Buffett wouldn’t be impressed. However, Ray Dalio would approve. Realistically, adding gold to the Patient Portfolio will have little overall impact, but I hope it will shine brightly when global stocks face dark days.

£22,414.72 (up 0.58% on last month!) is the closing figure for August.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you & your portfolio had a great month.

The Business Of Cannabis (Infographic)

weed

Call it what you want, the green leafs prominence is spreading rapidly as legalisation spread across the US.

It’s now a huge business which has amazing growth potential. There are 2 main use cases; medicinal & getting high AF.

The industry is really hard to ignore, there are now ETF’s (HMMJ), dedicated cryptocurrencies (PotCoin is an example), and Snoop Dogg is even a partner in an associated venture capital firm.

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