Investment Portfolio Update #15 – June 2019

Fund as at 30 June 2019 = 95,559
Total Cash In = 76,456
Total Profit/(Loss) = 19,103

Summary
An update for the last 2 months covering May & June 2019. From now on it will be monthly updates, as long as I remember to take a snapshot of my portfolio at month end. Being an accountant, month end is already busy but should be able to get it down.

Another (short) period of good performance. Consistent on the savings/cash in, and good investments gains. Getting close to 100k now. Target is to reach the milestone before the end of 2019. If the market continues to be bullish and my savings rate doesn’t change I will get there soon.

One of the best performers in this period was Merlin Entertainment as it was announced that Lego would be taking the company private at a 15% premium, see my blog post here. A good result for me with an annualised gain of 9.5% in total.

When the sale completes it will change the balance of my portfolio removing a chunk of equity & UK investment. I don’t have anything to replace it with and am looking for ideas but am in no rush.

Prior to the announcement of Merlin, I started purchasing shares in Lloyds Bank. There will be a blog post about my reasons soon.

Here’s what I could buy if I cashed out – A house in Leeds!

April 2019 = 90,870
Cash In = 2,100
Investment Changes = 2,589
June 2019 = 95,559

Analysis
Trackers = 42%
Funds = 41%
Trusts = 7%
Cash = 7%
Equities = 3%

Investments Sold
None

New Investments
Lloyds Bank

*Star Performer*
Lindsell Train Global Equity – gain 69.5% in total

Worst Performer
TR European Growth Trust – loss 8.6% in total

Holdings
Cash = 5,190
Foreign & Colonial = 1,661
Fidelity Special Situations = 1,622
Fundsmith Equity = 5,212
Henderson Smaller Trust = 1,575
Jupiter European = 4,111
Lindsell Train UK = 3,814
Legal & General Euro Index = 7,699
Legal & General Intl Index = 8,282
Legal & General UK Index = 7,289
Legal & General US Index = 8,772
Lindsell Train Global = 4,747
Lloyds Bank = 95
Marlborough UK Micro = 3,837
Merlin Entertainment = 2,852
Rathbone Global = 4,243
Slater Growth = 3,297
Smithson Investment Trust = 1,848
Std Life Global Small = 2,081
Stewart Asia Pacific = 3,283
TR European Growth Trust = 1,453
Threadneedle European = 3,699
Vanguard LifeStrategy 80% = 1,096
iShares Emerging Markets = 2,337
iShares Japan = 3,620
iShares Pacific Markets = 1,841

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