Where it all started

I started with four stocks and and a L & G tracker on 8th November 2008:

  • Barclays
  • Marks and Spencer
  • National Grid
  • Sainsbury
  • L&G UK Index Tracker

If I had held these until now they would be up 41% without dividends.  The FTSE is up 48.5% for the same period.

But I didn’t keep them that is. Have I been guilty of over trading since then possibly but in the course trading I have learnt a lot about where I am heading and what I want to purchase and what should be left alone.

Some of the following will seem incredibly naive but it will have the advantage of being completely honest!