Well I guess that’s it then? Summer has well and truly vacated us for another year hasn’t it? I mean, I’ve resisted the temptation to stick the heating on just yet, but it feels like it’s not far off now. That along with the seemingly never ending rain is enough to make anyone start browsing for holidays, so that is exactly what we did this past weekend! We’d been talking about booking a winter break for some time but due to Mrs CT’s massively busy schedule we hadn’t been able to make any firm plans. We discussed a few possible destinations but decided due to one reason or another to settle on Mauritius for 2 weeks of sunshine in January. I love it when the UK weather is cold and miserable, with dark mornings and dark nights, and then just being able to jump on a plane and fly away to somewhere exotic and hot! I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to it! Before then we have a much different weekend break planned to the coast of northern Wales. It’s my first venture with an Airbnb and fingers crossed it’s a pleasurable one. It’s a short break away in a small beach village with our dogs to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary.
Along with the bad weather seemingly comes a higher than usual number of bad drivers! I currently have the unfortunately pleasure of sitting on the M6 twice a day as I trundle to and from the office. This week alone I have seen a number of clowns who either believe it’s acceptable to have no lights on at all during thick fog, or that it’s even more acceptable to cut people up whilst chucking a cup of McDonalds cola at another car in the outside lane, alongside your usual fill of tailgaters! I honestly don’t see why people get so angry and stressed behind the wheel, I’m just happy to arrive each day in one piece!
I’ve been running through a few ideas of things to add to the site, one of which is having a few guest posts from you guys. So I guess this is a bit of a request really, I’m looking for content from you! It can be about anything you like really, though obviously fitting it around investing and trading is what the site is about. Please feel free to get in touch if you have something already out there, or if you fancy giving it a go but have never set up a blog for yourself, or even if you are a distinguished, established blogger already! Contact me either in the comments section here or via email.
Please note I am not tipping any shares and would seriously encourage anyone reading this to carry out thorough research on any company they are thinking of buying!!!!!!
My portfolios have retraced a touch since my last update though that certainly is no bad thing. There had been some decent gains in the past couple of weeks which couldn’t have continued at the same pace…
Current star performer XL Media (XLM) has held nicely above 140p since their half yearly report was published last week. It’s also reassuring to notice that a few more well respected investors have dipped their toes in here which helps to sooth any potential worries of a drop. I know with this being an AIM listed business based in Israel has meant many approach with caution, hopefully with the seemingly now consistent positive results coming out will mean it gets the attention it deserves. As things stand I’m looking at profits of around 32% across my SIPP and ISA.
BooHoo (BOO) seems to hovering around 250ish pence mark pending their next set up results which, as mentioned previously, are due later this month. It hasn’t seen the usual rise holders have come to expect from this share, but I suppose it could only keep that pattern up for so long?
Morgan Sindall (MGNS) has started to very slowly creep up though to be honest I will expecting a little more after the last set of results. Still, more than happy to be patient with this one as I hold in both my SIPP and ISA.
Creightons PLC (CRL) continues it’s rollercoaster ride of biggish rises following similar sized retraces. Again happy to be patient here and the movement is to be expected due to the slightly smaller market cap than what I usually deal with.
There have been a couple of shares which have come onto my radar this week following good results. Both Billington Holdings (BILN) and Swallowfield (SWL) have seen good gains today off the back of these and I’ll be looking more closely into these this evening. On the face though the figures appear to be encouraging.
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!