I've only myself to blame. There I was kicking myself for having lost out on the relentless rise in the markets so I thought I'd give it a go. I should have known better and I've paid the price. Yesterday I pulled out of the US market - you will know what shares I bought because I wrote them all down. Anyway here I am feeling a lot like the Brazilian football team in the World Cup. At least I pulled out before any serious losses were incurred. But there were losses none the less. And I do have a couple of minor victories to report.
My foray into the gold market ended well. Not only was my timing close to being right on entry. I missed the big first day, but I was there for the second. I picked good shares and they almost all raced away. I also jumped off the train as it turned and I banked 2.4% in three weeks.
I also made some nice picks in the UK market using a tried and tested old method for selecting shares and made 5.5% in EXI since 1st July and 10.5% in GEMD in a week. I've proved to myself that I can still do it and that I am not wasting my time even though I am having so much trouble at the moment.
And then there's GVC which trundles on increasing revenue (helped by the World Cup) and raising its already mouthwatering dividends. I do worry that there may be some bad news at some point. No evidence whatsoever, just the anxiety that such a good story can't go on forever.