January 2020 Report
This report is based on closing prices of Friday 3rd January 2020.
The Unit Value increased this month by 6.33% at 106.26p (99.94p). The FTSE100 increased 3.76%, the FTSE250 increased 5.65% and the FTSE All Share increased by 4.12% over the same period so we beat all of the three FTSE indexes this month.
The club holds 30 shares. Of these 25 increased and 5 decreased in value over the previous month. The club purchased no shares this month and sold four, all with a profit: Dunelm Group was sold at +34.62% (+£689.56), Bovis Homes was sold at +31.19% (+£778.78), Impax Asset Management was sold at +25.51% (+£458.95) and The Renewables Infrastructure Group was sold at +23.71% (+£475.36).
The three best and the worst over the past month:
+31.71% - Golden Prospect Precious Metals
+26.47% - Trans Siberian Gold
+14.77% - JPMorgan MidCap Investment Trust
-0.73% - Alliance Technology Trust
-3.83% - Clipper Logistics Group
-22.22% - Staffline
The three best and the worst overall: (includes dividend returns)
+20.22% - Games Workshop
+13.19% - SSGA SPDR ETFS Europe I
+13.18% - British Land
-33.47% - Trans Siberian Gold
-35.59% - Union Jack Oil
-91.19% - Staffline
Our longest-held shares were purchased in February 2017: Babcock International –22.52% including dividends and Lloyds Banking Group +11.06% including dividends. Reckitt Benckiser was purchased in March 2017 and is -8.95% including dividends.
The club received seven dividends this month totalling £117.10:
£36.18 Telecom Plus
£30.01 The Renewables Infrastructure Group
£20.21 Ishares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF GBP (Dist)
£12.47 Young & Co's Brewery
£10.32 Baillie Gifford Japan Trust
£6.46 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust
£1.45 Manolete Partners
Our AIM holdings represent 10.91% of total club value, well below the 30% limit set. Our investment trust holdings represent 18.33% of the clubs’ total value and below the 30% limit set.
Presently the club holds 74% of total funds in shares and 26% in cash