“Freedom” Dogs of the FTSE 2021/22

My last Dogs of the FTSE experimental portfolio didn’t do too badly despite volatile markets during uncertain times.

Things got a bit hairy on occasion, with the markets all over the place, but I continue to follow the strategy as an experiment, documenting the bad times as well as the good.

As another reminder, here’s the Dogs of the FTSE strategy:

  1. Choose the ten FTSE 100 shares with the highest yield (subject to my criteria*)
  2. Invest equal amounts in all ten shares
  3. Hold for a year (give or take a week)
  4. At the end of the year, sell the ones no longer in the top ten, replace with new shares with highest yield
  5. Repeat from step 3

[*criteria being that shares already in my portfolio are not included, nor any where a dividend cut has been announced, prior to purchase]

The Dogs of the FTSE strategy is based on the original Dogs of the Dow strategy.

Note that this is my ‘fun’ portfolio and represents less than 1.5% of my Future Fund.

New Pooches

Time to set up my new Dogs of the FTSE 2021/22 portfolio! [I set this up in June but only getting round to posting about it now]

So, in accordance with the strategy:

Three Dogs Set Free (Sold):

    • Anglo American (AAL)
    • Standard Life Aberdeen (was SLA, now ABDN)
    • United Utilities (UU)

Total received from sales = £911.16

Total Dividends received = £35.79

Profit from original investment = £172.77 (28.6% profit)

Last time round, I had to shut my eyes and grudgingly push the ‘sell’ button to ditch loss-making stocks – it was rather easier this time!

No trading fees applied as I’m using Freetrade* for this portfolio.

Sign up via my link to get us both a free share worth £3 – £200.

Ok, next, in accordance with the strategy:

Three Dogs Rounded Up (Bought): 

    • Persimmon plc (PSN) – was in my Dogs portfolio 2019/20
    • SSE plc (SSE) – was in my Dogs portfolio 2017/18
    • Polymetal International plc (POLY) – a brand new Dog, never even heard of this company before!

So here’s how the Dogs of the FTSE Portfolio 2021/22 looks as at today:

A sea of red at the moment but that’s the way of the markets right now. Let’s see how they fare after a year.

I will continue with quarterly updates as before so those interested can see how the portfolio is doing.

Until next time, keep calm and carry on investing.

8 thoughts on ““Freedom” Dogs of the FTSE 2021/22

  1. Ei weenie, your brand new Dog made me laugh out loud!

    Nice to see you are having some fun with the experiment, after all it seems the Dogs are doing rather well! It would be interesting to see a performance comparison of your Dogs and Global tracker since you started the experiment until now.

    All the best to your dogs, especially the new branded one!

    • Cheers Tony 🙂
      At some point, I might get round to doing the Global tracker comparison – perhaps I’ll do a 5-year comparison at the end of this current experiment.

  2. I know that feeling with a sea of red – My crypto-experiment looks very similar (just add a few more numbers to ‘red’ part!

    Do you have a graph / data of what the dogs have returned you each year since doing it? (might be nice to reflect over the years)

  3. Keep thinking of trying this as well but think I’d be spreading myself too thin. Also, my foray into crypto a few months ago has left me licking my wounds.

    • Hi David

      Yes, this (and my fun shares) are the risky type of investing that I do. Crypto is a gamble to far so I’ll happily watch from the sidelines and let other make money on them (or not!).

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