I am happy to present a snapshot
of the opening league table of the Monkey Stocks League Challenge
, based on share prices at close of business on 30th September 2015
table (during trading hours, Rank and Value will be updated automatically) and full portfolio listings can be found here
. (I’ll try and insert a new page and embed but Blogger’s not working for me right now!)
A big thanks to MikeS who helped me with the initial set up of the spreadsheets!
With the markets wobbling all over the place, most of the portfolios are showing losses.
However, it’s good to see that three of the five real portfolios (in bold) are at the top of the league, with two of them enjoying small gains – and no, it’s not a fix that I’ve started at the top, just an amazing coincidence that my shares in Sainsbury and Tate & Lyle were doing well that day!!
Of course, this can change at a moment’s notice over the course of a day but it will be interesting to see how they all perform over the course of 12 months.
One fund (LovelyLovelyGorgeous Portfolio) has already ‘received’ its first dividends (from Clarkson plc and Poundland) but this hasn’t stopped them from currently languishing at the bottom of the table. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, eh, Stephen! 🙂
I’ll be trying to keep on top of dividends as they get paid but will certainly do a ‘sweep’ of them all when I do the monthly updates.
Stocks Picked by Experts
Huw threw a challenge at John Kingham so the ‘big guns’ to watch are the hand-picked portfolios:
Huw’s Kunniga Apa Fund vs Kingham’s Pigmamig Fund
Of course, 12 months is really too short a time for any real measurement of ‘expertise’ but for our purposes, it will be fun to see how these two do and of course, we’ll all be wanting the randomly picked Monkey portfolios to beat them, haha! 🙂
And so the Monkey Stocks League Challenge begins – best of luck to all, especially those with real money at stake!
Have a great weekend all!