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The Shareswatch Random Stocks Portfolio: February 2016

February 22nd, 2016 · 19 Comments

It has been some years since the last review of the Shareswatch Australia Random Stocks Portfolio and so it will be interesting to see what impact the slump in commodities prices has had upon it.  The last review of the portfolio was back in November 2013 when the S&P/ASX 200 was around 5400.

The Shareswatch Random Stocks Portfolio: November 2013

November 12th, 2013 · 9 Comments

A lot has happened since the last review of the Shareswatch Random Stocks Portfolio in January with the S&P/ASX having risen from just under 4800 to around 5400. That’s a gain of about 12% so it would not be unreasonable to expect the portfolio to have also posted a good gain over the same period.

The Shareswatch Random Stocks Portfolio: January 2013

January 28th, 2013 · 11 Comments

Back in May 2012 when I last reviewed the performance of the Shareswatch Random Stocks Portfolio the S&P/ASX 200 (XJO) closed at 4165. On the 25th January the ASX 200 closed at 4835 which means the XJO has risen by around 13.85% since the last review.  So it will be interesting (for me at least) to see how this randomly selected collection of stocks has been performing against this ASX 200 Index.

The Shareswatch Random Stocks Portfolio: May 2012

May 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments

It’s now been a year since I last reviewed the Shareswatch Random Stocks Portfolio during which time the S&P/ASX 200 has slid  from around 4700 points to where it is today at around 4200 points.  Again it will be interesting to see how the portfolio has fared against the ASX 200 Index and if there are any surprises in terms of how the stocks have performed.

The Shareswatch Random Stocks Portfolio: May 2011

May 12th, 2011 · 5 Comments

It has been quite some time since I have looked at the Shareswatch Random portfolio of Australian stocks simply because the Australian stock market has been basically going nowhere for a year or more. So it will be interesting now to see how this collection of S&P/ASX stocks has been tracking to determine if it is tracking the performance of the ASX 200 Index.

The Shareswatch Random Portfolio: June 2010

June 14th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Back in October 2009 the Shareswatch Random Portfolio had racked up over 25% in unrealised capital gains in just 12 months. But May 2010 was not a good one for the stock market so how is this random selection of stocks holding up after the correction?

Economic mixed signals, the ASX All Ords and gold prices.

November 11th, 2009 · 22 Comments

Despite how convincing market experts appear on television or how cleverly they put pen to paper, the truth is that nobody knows for sure how the global economy will perform next year. For every positive sign or trend there is a worrying one, and despite the Dow Jones having some strong days recently the fact is the U.S. economy is still in bad shape.

The Shareswatch Random Portfolio: 1st Anniversary

October 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

One year ago I put together a fictional portfolio of stocks by simply using a random number generator and a list of shares that makes up the S&P/ASX 200 Index. Now 12 months later it is time to look at how these stocks have performed and see if they can tell us anything about the overall state of the Australian stock market.

The Random Portfolio: August 2009

August 17th, 2009 · 19 Comments

Back in June the Shareswatch Random Portfolio was down by just over 4% but as I wrote in the update for that month, I felt confident it would be in positive territory within 2009. Thanks to the sustained rally this financial year the portfolio is now well into positive territory and I doubt it will be in the red again for many years, if ever.

The Random Portfolio: June 2009

June 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Since April the Random Portfolio has continued to slowly rise in value but has yet to remain in the black for an extended period of time. However there are a number of stocks in the portfolio which have performed extremely well and these prove that even in the worst of bear markets,  money can still be made from investing in stocks.

The Random Portfolio: April 2009

April 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Back in January the Shareswatch Random Portfolio was in bad shape, but in just a few months it has bounced back and is now showing signs of life. If global stock markets continue to crawl up off the turf we may even see the portfolio post gains before the end of this financial year and if so, this may be a good indication that the Australian stock market is recovering.

The Random Portfolio: January 2009

February 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

January 2009 update on the Shareswatch Random Portfolio.  So far this portfolio is not doing well and is under-performing the ASX 200, however it is early days yet and some stocks may get a boost from government spending aimed at boosting the economy.

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