April 2020 Report
This report is based on closing prices of Friday 27th March 2020.
The Unit Value decreased this month by 17.78% at 80.21p (97.55p). The FTSE100 decreased 16.26%, the FTSE250 decreased 23.59% and the FTSE All Share decreased by 17.74% over the same period so, albeit a truly dreadful month, we beat the FTSE250 index by a margin.
The club holds 39 shares. Of these 4 increased and 35 decreased in value over the previous month. The club purchased six shares this month and sold none. Due to the market turmoil and global panicdemic of Coronavirus & COVID-19, the club has suspended its stop-loss policy The club has also suspended face-face club meetings.
The three best and the worst over the past month:
+11.32% - Trans Siberian Gold
+10.95% - Assura
+5.27% - Gold Bullion Securities
-44.86% - Staffline
-51.20% - Rank Group
-53.95% - Marstons
The three best and the worst overall: (includes dividend returns)
+13.72% - Assura
+3.41% - Gold Bullion Securities
-9.36% - Ballie Gifford Shin Nippon
-56.56% - Independent Investment Trust
-65.90% - Union Jack Oil
-95.92% - Staffline
Our shares in Staffline are presently worth just £33.30.
Our longest-held shares were purchased in February 2017: Babcock International –49.44% including dividends and Lloyds Banking Group -32.75% including dividends. Reckitt Benckiser was purchased in March 2017 and is -11.32% including dividends.
The club received four dividends this month totalling £100.63:
£25.53 Rank Group
£21.60 Games Workshop
£21.14 Ishares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF GBP (Dist)
£16.10 Daejan Holdings
£14.26 GCP Student Living
£2.00 GCP Student Living
Our AIM holdings represent 15.86% of total club value, well below the 30% limit set. Our investment trust holdings represent 25.32% of the clubs’ total value, below the 30% limit set.
Presently the club holds 91% of total funds in shares and 9% in cash