End of year means time to review how I did.
Overall up c22%, given that the FTSE is slightly down for 2014 that isnt a bad result. As quite a few of my holdings are small cap AIM is down quite significantly about 20% so this makes performance even more positive. This was done with minimal leverage.
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I have sold about half of my holding in Lamprell at 142.59. This takes me down to a small portfolio weight of about 4-5%.
Lamprell are a firm who build jackup rigs – used in oil exploration. I bought them most of them back in 2012 at prices of 82/83p, I bought a few in the rights issue and a handful more at 147. My average cost is 100p.
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Thought I would post a brief update on many of my positions / performance.
Apoolgies if you have seen this before I think I may have published a draft by mistake…
Performance up until end September is 30% up since end December 2013 or 40% over the last 12 months.
Fyffes – as you may recall this tripled since my entry price – due to an offer from CQB up to a high of €1.30. Unfortunately the deal was in CQB stock, which fell on bad results. I had a bit of an analytical problem with this – do I value FFY as a standalone business – someone else could still come in and offer – if only to make CQB pay more. Or do I look at it as a proxy for CQB – which I wouldn’t want to own. Yet another thing to consider is whether CQB are paying in shares due to their own stock being overvalued. Later there was a bid for CQB – pushing FFY as low as €0.90 I sold 75% at €1.05-1.10 for portfolio balance reasons and am holding the rest. I am going to look into adding a bit more as the deal changed again on Friday – but I think this position is nearing its end.
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