It’s been around 9 months since I set up my 2018 experimental Dogs of the FTSE portfolio, so time for another update.
With the markets recently in ‘chaos’ and ‘turmoil’, what happened to my poor little flea-bitten canines?
As at close of trading on 19th October 2018, the portfolio was showing a 4.92% gain from its starting value.
Including dividends received, it’s a 11.53% gain.
Over the same period, the FTSE 100 Total Return was 0.34% so the Dogs weathered the recent rocky patch and came out of the other side more or less intact! Ok, so half of the stocks are in the negative but these are cancelled out by the other ones which are positive, so I’m not too concerned.
Nothing to do really except to keep track of dividends as they roll in and see how things look in another 3 months’ time and then, it’ll be time to get rid of dogs that didn’t make the grade and bring in some new ones!
Until the next Dogs of the FTSE update!