Just a quick update as it’s been around 3 months since I set up my second experimental Dogs of the FTSE portfolio.
Before we look at how the ‘mutts’ have done, note that this is not part of my main investment strategy – it’s just a bit of fun, although I do reinvest all dividends I get from these ‘dogs’, which go towards helping to increase my overall portfolio.
As at close of trading on 11th May 2018, the portfolio was showing a 12% gain from its starting value.
Including dividends received, it’s a 14.15% gain.
Over the same period, the FTSE 100 Total Return was 8.03% so the Dogs have gotten off to a great start on both counts!
All the dogs are showing gains, apart from BT, who recently announced the loss of 13,000 jobs. Some good dividends paid out already, notably from Evraz and Persimmon.
Well, that’s it really, until the next update – riveting stuff 🙂