Last week the UK voted to leave the European Union in a national referendum nicknamed Brexit. The financial markets didn’t anticipate (or want) this outcome and it shook stock markets around the world.
So what does this all mean and will it affect my future investing decisions?
Continue reading “Keep calm and Brexit”
Your investment portfolio is influenced by many things which aren’t under your control. From the global economies, to national disasters, to surprise company decisions (e.g. Microsoft adding LinkedIn to their professional network), to political events (Presidential elections, Brexit) and even possibly the flapping of butterfly wings around the world. However one area where you do have some control are in managing trading or investing fees.
Continue reading “Some thoughts on investing fees”
I believe that Financial Independence is more than simply following a plan for increased passive income. It can spill over into all areas of life, not just the bank balance. In deciding what to spend money on, you must think of your needs, aspirations and the person you are / want to be. Here are my thoughts on what I call “Living In the Now”.
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Summer’s been here for a few weeks now here in Michigan, finally shaking off a wet and cold spring. Along with the warmer weather, there have been some changes and updates in life that I’ve been I’ve been meaning to mention. Sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin…
Continue reading “Catching up with summer…”
I made another consolidation in my Income Fund today to simplify the portfolio. This involved selling two holdings and making two replacement purchases. Nothing major and no panic involved, so click on for the details!
Continue reading “Stock sale (& purchase)”
This is my wet worth update and monthly summary for May – this post follows on from my May income fund update. May was a perfect storm of expenses all coming home at the same time, so it’s been a tough month for progress.
Continue reading “May 2016 – Spending and monthly summary”
The US Stock Market fell towards the end of the month but ended up higher than at the beginning; the S&P 500 gaining 1.5% during the month for a total of 2.6% year to date. There were the usual concerns about possible actions from the Federal Reserve, the price of Oil, the upcoming Brexit vote in June and a million other things happening around the world. But tuning out all the noise, how did my Income Fund do?
Continue reading “May 2016 – Income Fund update”