Yesterday was the fourth day of rise on the DOW. Futures suggest that today could be a down day. There are no volume spikes to suggest a change in direction so, depending on how the day pans out, I might or might not buy more today.
As of yesterday I have increased my investments to 53% of my portfolio. Since that includes the effects of ditching two thirds of my gold holdings that's quite a heavy duty shift. My holdings are now:
I bought some UK shares in the morning : GLE BWY FGT BDEV SDY
In the afternoon I bought some new US shares: NTWK BRK.B LCI. I also doubled up on shares bought the previous day: GTN HIMX EVC TA TGD
It was a strange day for me. I was up from about 3:30am - I just woke and could not get back to sleep. We had a friend coming to lunch and I had braced myself to cook, for the first time since being ill. (Thanks to all of you who have expressed concern.) The rest of the day I was not firing on all cylinders and dropped off from time to time.
I went on a course years ago and was warned not to trade when I was feeling under the weather. Yesterday I was making hay while the sun shone and did not heed the warning. The result was a very painful mistake. In one of my trades I bought 5000 shares instead of £5000. I had to kick myself hard and reverse the trade. Not much fun when you have to pay 0.5% stamp duty. Hope I did not do anything else stupid that has yet to come to light.
Slow roasted lamb shoulder to prove its Spring
I sliced a large onion and a half and fried it gently until it was soft and then turned up the heat so that it began to brown. I then added fresh chopped rosemary for the last few moments of frying.