Saturday, June 20, 2009

So this is how it panned out

I did buy 20 more Woolworths shares. I just need about 20 more in order to get one additional share in the DRP. (If I was 80 years old, I would make some comment here like "high finances"!)
Anyway, here is my current portfolio:

     Bought    Current         Value    
BHP 25  $26.82  $34.70  $868.00 $197 29.40%
CBA 62  $41.80  $38.50  $2,387.00 ($205) -7.90%
DJS 166  $3.65  $4.08  $677.00 $71 11.80%
IVC 220  $5.26  $5.64  $1,241.00 $84 7.20%
TLS 170  $3.09  $3.28  $558.00 $32 6.10%
WOW 41  $25.27  $25.75  $1,056.00 $20 1.90%
Total        $6,787.00 $199 2.93%

It will start to look better when CBA recovers further.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Whoah, it's been a while!

I've left this blog for a little while. I got a shock to see that my net worth was $160,000 when I started this blog. It's now at $222,000! (This was mostly due to a revised valuation on my property though).

I've started my new job as an accountant, which has kept me pretty busy. I've decided that, in the current economic climate, two jobs are better than one, so rather than quitting my retail job, I just drastically reduced my availability to one Saturday a fortnight. 

I've arranged for my retail pay (now $90 a fortnight) to go into my share trading account. I've now got $405 in that account, so it's time to decide whether to buy something when I get to $500 (I need another $1000 Woolworth shares in order to take advantage of the DRP), or wait until I have more money. Other shares I'm thinking about are Wesfarmers, Harvey Norman, Adelaide-Brighton, Toll Holdings and Stockland. Also PRG, but I'd have to do some more investigation into that.