I know it’s only March, and I know I spent two weeks in Mauritius only in January, but my god do I feel like I need a holiday! I don’t know if it’s the weather, travelling back and forth to London or just my general mood but a bit of sun would be very much welcome right about now! We’ve said we’ll look to book something for later in the year though I’m not totally on the destination just yet. Any suggestions are very much welcome! We are however on the cusps of spring and all the joys that comes with this season, things like dusting off the lawnmower and other garden utensils that probably still have the tags on since purchase a couple of years ago! That said we really do want make a start on our garden this year, since moving in all we’ve done (I’ve done) is cut the grass! Although I think the most important aspect will be a hot tub!
As I said last time out, I had my motorbike theory test booked and I’m very pleased to report I actually passed! Now all I need to do is to have some more lessons and pass the relevant tests. Oh and actually buy a bike I guess! As with all the hobbies I seem to take on, everything costs an absolute fortune, I wonder what attracts me to these things!?
I’ve struggled to get into any reading just lately so I definitely need to utilise my train journey time better than I have been (mostly sleeping, or working!). I think I’ll set myself a target to finish my current book before my next blog post. Let’s see if I can stick to it! I have a stack of trading related reading material to get through so I need to crack on, else how am I ever going to improve! I do like a good snooze though!!
I feel like I need to apologise a bit for the general shorter nature of my posts recently, I've struggled to put things down in words if I'm honest so I'm just trying to post as regularly as I can and get "something" down. Hopefully this will improve in time and the quality will pick up, I certainly can't make any promises on this last point however!!!!!
I’ve not executed any trades since my last update, things are a bit uncertain for me still and with the FTSE dropping below 7000 for the first time in over a year so I think it’s probably best for my own sanity that I just sit on my hands for the time being.
Robert Walters (RWA) seems to have made a bit of a break out which is encouraging. I’d like to see it move, and stay, above 700p. With the Q1 trading statement due in a couple of weeks this could be the start of another positive year for the recruitment company. Here’s hoping anyway, I do like this company.
XL Media (XLM) went ex dividend this week which has seen the share price drop to the low 160’s. Given this was trading about 200p in early Jan this drop looks a little overdone, but then what do I know really? Any drop further below this would ring some alarm bells but CEO Ory Weihs seems to snap up more shares every time we see a dip in price. As with my other holdings, any dividends gained are reinvested back into the company to enhance my holdings.
Like I say before, I’m not really rushing to buy anything else currently but obviously if something catches my eye I’m still doing all my usual investigations into the company. I’ll let you know if anything crops up!
Until next time.
Confessions of a Crap Trader is a blog following a regular investor trying to make profit via the London Stock Exchange. Follow his journey as he attempts to hopefully one day pay his mortgage off in full!