Returns of selected markets; over one week and since 1st January. (Sorted by one-week column) Another coronavirus inspiredÂ volatile week for markets.Â In the US the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 0.5% and, markets moved to a â€śdefensiveâ€ť footing; the 10 Year Treasury yield fell below 1.0% and goldâ€¦ read more →
This morning, last weekâ€™s new purchase, Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income Trust goes ex-dividend 1.27p per share This week has seen a strong rally, helped byÂ the Federal Reserveâ€™s surprise 0.5% interest rate cut on Tuesday. The S&P 500 has regained half of the 15% fall recorded between 20th and 28thÂ February.â€¦ read more →
Yesterday was a good dayÂ with the JIC Portfolio up 2.1% v +0.9% for the FTSE All-Share. That leaves JICÂ down 5.5% this year v -11.0% for the All-Share. The 5.1% jump in the Dow Jones yesterday was only bettered on 10 days in the last 80 years! The ten others wereâ€¦ read more →
Returns of selected markets; over one week and since 1st January. (Sorted by one-week column) A grim week for equity and commodity markets as Coronavirus fears mount.Â The Dow Jones declined by 13% over six days. During the past 75 years, the only periods with a larger six-day decline wasâ€¦ read more →
Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income Investment Trust (ASLI.L FTSE Small Cap, Market Cap ÂŁ190m, 84p, 2.5% of JIC Portfolio and 0.0% of JIC Top 10) New holding: I have bought a 2.5% position (Medium Risk, Medium Reward) Should be 5.0% but starting with 2.5%. It invests in warehouses in Continentalâ€¦ read more →
Added 1.0% of Portfolio toÂ Worldwide Healthcare Trust
4,125 Anglo Asian Mining bought at 117p and 10,000 Sylvania Platinum bought at 48.9. I will update Portfolio later this morning.
State of Play 7:45 am 28thÂ February 2020 As of close last night, the JIC Portfolio was down 2.7% this year v -9.1% for the FTSE All-Share (Total Return) Index, -9.6% for FTSE 250 Index and -5.0% for the AIM All-Share. Hereâ€™s the S&P 500 That Relative Strength Index isâ€¦ read more →