As the Bear Market came roaring out in January, what happened in the Monkey Stocks League Challenge?
Looks like the monkeys got rather mauled by the bear…!
Below is a snapshot as at the close of trading 29th January 2016 and leading the charge was the Interesting Initials Fund, the only portfolio showing a gain!
For the Live table (during trading hours, Rank and Value will be updated automatically) and full portfolio listings, have a look here and also via the right sidebar.
All January dividends have been added to the respective portfolios. However, please let me know if I’ve missed any (or if there are any errors) as there are so many to keep track of.
Mixed fortunes for the real portfolios – my Funky Monkey Fund is still up there, as is the B Team Fund and the Undead Monkey Fund, both still in the top 10. The Eye of Toad Fund and the Underdogs are bogged down mid-table and below.
Expertly Picked Funds
Best vs Worst
The best 5 performing shares since the start of the league are NMC Health plc, WH Smith plc, Compass Group plc, BAE Systems plc and Tate & Lyle plc.
If someone had happened to pick all these shares for their portfolio, they would have seen a nice 17.43% gain on their initial investment of £500:
Interesting to note that last month, the ‘best five portfolio’ showed a gain of 15.87% – the Bear Market appears to have not had a detrimental effect on all shares.
The worst 5 performing shares are AVEVA Group plc, Antofagasta plc, BBA Aviation plc, Nostrum Oil & Gas plc and Poundland Group plc.
If you’d had the misfortune to pick this lot, you’d be sitting on a loss of -43.08%!
Last month’s ‘worst five portfolio’ was down by -32.27%, so these ones didn’t escape the Bear’s mitts!