PORTFOLIO

Last updated: 30 March 2018
By Maynard Paton

The table below lists my portfolio holdings as at 29 March 2018:

HoldingFirst boughtAverage price
paid (p)
Portfolio
weighting (%)
Andrews SykesMay 20132334.0
BioventixAugust 20161,1339.3
CastingsSeptember 20154266.1
City of London InvAugust 20112817.5
DaejanOctober 20155,4756.2
GetechApril 2013513.6
MinconFebruary 2015455.1
Mountview EstatesNovember 20114,1607.5
RecordDecember 2010206.8
S & UJanuary 20172,0704.6
System1March 20163251.3
TastyDecember 2011374.9
FW ThorpeOctober 2010798.2
TristelDecember 20134610.0
M WinkworthJune 20111106.9
World Careers NetworkFebruary 20152604.5
Cash3.5
TOTAL100.0

Please click on the links inside the table to read an archive of posts about each company.


The table below summarises my investment performance from 01 January 2012 to 29 March 2018:

YearMy PortfolioFTSE 100 TRI
201246.1%10.0%
201329.1%18.7%
201416.0%0.7%
201518.3%(1.3%)
20167.6%19.1%
201710.5%11.9%
2018(0.3%)(7.2%)
Compound return206.9%60.5%

Please click on the links inside the table to read more about that year’s performance.

I compare my portfolio against the FTSE 100 total return index as it is the main UK benchmark and I would invest in the FTSE 100 were I one day to become a passive investor.


Here are the links to my quarterly portfolio updates:

Q1 2018: 1 Top-Up And 3 Blog Enhancements

Q4 2017: 2 Top-Ups And Up 10.5% For The Year
Q3 2017: 2 Top-Ups And 1 Top-Slice
Q2 2017: No Buys Or Sells
Q1 2017: 1 New Buy And 1 Sell

Q4 2016: Up 7.6% For The Year
Q3 2016: 1 Buy, 1 Sell, 1 Top-Up, 1 Top-Slice
Q2 2016: 3 Top-Ups And 5 AGMs
Q1 2016: 1 New Buy, 2 Top-Ups And 2 Top-Slices

Q4 2015: 1 New Buy And Up 18% For The Year
Q3 2015: 1 New Buy, 1 Top-Up And 3 Top-Slices
Q2 2015: 1 Top-Up
Q1 2015: 3 Sells, 2 New Buys And 1 Top-Up


The table below summarises my individual share returns from 01 January 2004 to 29 March 2018:

ShareHolding periodTotal
gain/loss (%)
FW ThorpeOct 2010 - 300.0
London Stock ExchangeApr 2004 - Nov 2007297.0
TristelDec 2013 - 274.3
Mountview EstatesNov 2011 - 185.1
Andrews SykesMay 2013 -184.2
MinconFeb 2015 - 148.4
NokiaMay 2004 - Nov 2007145.7
BioventixAug 2016 -137.2
Assoc British PortsJun 2004 - Jun 2006117.4
DealogicFeb 2010 - Oct 201182.7
RecordDec 2010 - 81.6
City of London InvAug 2011 - 75.6
Active RiskMay 2013 - Sep 201368.3
Elec Data ProcessingSep 2012 - Mar 201760.4
Abbey ProtectionMar 2011 - Jan 201459.7
French ConnectionJul 2011 - Sep 201646.4
Burford CapitalNov 2012 - Feb 201532.2
Robert Wiseman DairiesJun 2011 - Jan 201228.2
M WinkworthJun 2011 -25.6
S & UJan 2017 -17.3
CastingsSep 2015 - 13.7
DaejanOct 2015 -12.5
Pennant InternationalOct 2013 - Mar 201510.4
Soco International Nov 2011 - Oct 201410.1
System1Mar 2016 - 4.3
SeaEnergyNov 2013 - Mar 2015(11.6)
3 Legs ResourcesNov 2011 - Mar 2015(17.0)
InstoreDec 2007 - Oct 2009(18.8)
World Careers NetworkFeb 2015 -(19.7)
GetechApr 2013 -(37.0)
London CapitalOct 2010 - Mar 2011(50.5)
TastyDec 2011 -(55.0)

The company names in bold are the shares I currently hold.

The holding period reflects the month of the first purchase and month of the final sale. Top-ups and top-slices may have occurred during the period.

The total gain/loss has been calculated by dividing the holding’s value plus any sale proceeds plus any dividends collected by the total amount invested.

This portfolio update contains further details.

Maynard Paton