Tactical Asset Allocator

ABOUT THE TACTICAL ASSET ALLOCATOR PORTFOLIO

• A global, balanced portfolio for private investors comprised mainly of London-listed exchange traded funds

• Updated monthly to respond to changing asset prices and global financial events, with a fuller quarterly review in the June, September, December and March editions of Money Observer.

• Portfolio can be adjusted for various risk tolerances and starting values.

• Portfolio start date is 10 August 2012

• All instruments in the portfolio are available to trade via our sister website Interactive Investor

• The recent trading chronology for the portfolio appears below.

You can view the most recent tactical asset allocator update here.

12-month trading chronology:

July 2017: Sold iShares MSCI China Small Cap ETF (ECNS) @ £35.28 = £5,292. Cash at beginning of period was £17,534.59. Restated cash = £22,906.21

June 2017: Sold iShares Core S&P500 = 78 x £183 = £14,274. Cash restated £17,534.59.

May 2017: Bought 1,000 units in iShares Automation and Robotics ETF @ 466p for £4,660. Cash restated £2,741.42.

April 2017: Sold holding in MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF. 300 units x £19.87 = £5,961.

March 2017: Sold 1,000 unit holding in 3i @ £1.958. Bought 1,000 unit Ground Rents Incs @£1.41. New cash position £1,251.79.

January 2017: Sold 100 unit holding in Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF @ £6.64 x 100 = £664. Added 100 units to holding of iShares Physical Gold for a total of 300 units valued at £5,628 (£18.76). New cash position £1,831.49 as at 6 January 2017.

December 2016: Bought 400 units in Polar Capital Global Insurance (NAU4) @ £5.35 = £2,140. Cash restated £2,777.89.

November 2016: Sold 70 units in SPDR Barclays 0-5 Year US High Yeld Bond UCITS ETF (JNKS) @ £37.57 = £2,629.90. Cash restated = £4,769.14.

October 2016: Bought 200 units in iShares Physical Gold ETF (SGLN) on 7/10/16 at £19.88 for £3,975. Cash restated is £1974.56.

September 2016: Sold 250 shares in ETFS Physical Silver (PHSP) at £13.99 (total £3,496.25). Bought 100 shares of iShares China Large Cap (FXC) at 8166.00p (total £8,166.00). Cash restated £5,541.13.

August 2016: Bought 300 shares at 417.4p of iShares Global Clean Energy ETF. Total cost £1,252.2, plus £10 dealing cost. Cash at end of period = £9,071.

July 2016: Sold 30 shares in Amundi MSCI Spain UCITS ETF @£127.40 for total proceeds of £3,822. Cash restated = £9,897.90.

June 2016: Sold iShares MSCI UK Small Cap ETF (CUKS) = £3,344.20. Cash at end period = £5,741.24.

May 2016: Henderson European Selected Opportunities fund sold for £6,470.40 (480 x  £13.48);  Purchase of 300 x iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF (KSA) at $23.85 = $7,155 = £4,959. Cash at end of period = £2,302.45.

March 2016: Added 70 units SPDR Barclays 0 - 5yr US High Yield GBP (JNKS) @ £30.88. Sold holding in Source Man GLG Europe Plus (20 units @ £107.65 = £2,153).

February 2016: Added 50 units iShares MSCI China Small-Cap ETF: 50 x £25.74 = £1,287. Total holding now 150 units.

January 2016: Sold remaining holding (100 shares) in SPDR S&P US Dividend Aristocrats ETF at £25.94

December 2015: Purchased 300 shares in DB X-Trackers MSCI EM Asia Index Ucits ETF (XMAS) at £24.12.

November 2015: Purchased another 50 units in the Schroder Frontier Markets Equity fund at $126.54 (£84.59). Total holding now 80 units.

October 2015: Sold holding (500 shares) in CLS Holdings at £18 = £9,000 for 35 per cent profit.

September 2015: Purchased 100 shares in iShares MSCI China Small-Cap ETF at £25.97. 

August 2015:  Sold holding (500 shares) in iShares FTSE UK Dividend Plus at £9.71 for 30 per cent profit.

 July 2015:  Purchased 100 shares in New York Arca-listed ETF Global X FTSE Greece 20 at $9.68.

June 2015: Sold half of holding (100 shares) in iShares S&P US Dividend Aristocrats at £26.24. Purchased 600 shares in dbx MSCI India ETF at 659p.

May 2015: Sold 500 shares of holding in iShares FTSE UK Dividend Plus ETF at £10.185. Purchased 30 shares in Amundi MSCI Spain ETF at £152.50.

April 2015: No trades 

March 2015: Sold 350 shares of holding in iShares FTSE UK Dividend Plus ETF at £9.74 per share. Added 2,582 shares in holding of dbx MSCI Russia 25% Capped ETF at £12.91.

February 2015: Bought 480 units in Henderson European Selected Opportunities fund at £13.55 per unit.

January 2015: Bought 1,000 units in Standard Life Investments Emerging Market Debt fund at £0.5154 per unit.

December 2014: Sold holding in Fidelity China Consumer fund for a 24 per cent profit. £5,069 added to cash. 

November 2014: Purchased 200 shares in iShares MSCI Japan Monthly £ Hedged ETF  at £47.41. 

October 2014: Purchased 1,000 shares in 3i Infrastructure at 142.7 pence. 

September 2014: Sold holding in iShares FTSE BRIC 50 GBP exchange traded fund for 9 per cent profit. Proceeds held in cash.

August 2014: Three holdings in iShares S&P 500 consolidated into new iShares Core S&P 500 Ucits ETF. 200 SPDR Barclays Cap Convertible Bond (CWB) sold at £29.45 ($49.41) for proceeds of £5,890. 200 shares in SPDR S&P US Dividend Aristocrats purchased at £22.40. 

TODAY: Tuesday 22 August 2017 TIME: 05:59

Investment Return Profit / Loss %
Holdings 157,720.08
Cash 22,906.21
Total 100,000.00 180,626.29 +80,626.29 +80.63
Above figures in UK pound sterling.
Name Shares / Units Cost Current Value Profit / Loss
Ground Rents Inc (GRIO) 1,000 £1.41 £1,235.00 -175.00 (-12.41%)
dbx MSCI EM Asia GBP (XMAS) 300 £24.12 £11,346.00 +4,110.00 (+56.80%)
dbx MSCI EM Asia GBP (XMAS) 120 £32.32 £4,538.40 +660.00 (+17.02%)
dbx MSCI India GBP (XCX5) 900 £6.59 £8,057.25 +2,126.25 (+35.85%)
dbx MSCI Russia 25% Cpd GBP (XMRC) 100 £18.52 £1,764.50 -87.50 (-4.72%)
dbx MSCI Russia 25% Cpd GBP (XMRC) 200 £12.91 £3,529.00 +947.00 (+36.68%)
dbx MSCI Russia 25% Cpd GBP (XMRC) 100 £17.635 £1,764.50 +1.00 (+0.06%)
ISH AUTO & ROBO (RBTX) 1,000 £4.66 £4,983.00 +323.00 (+6.93%)
iShares China Large Cap UCITS GBP (FXC) 100 £81.66 £9,489.00 +1,323.00 (+16.20%)
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF Acc GBP (CSP1) 100 £1.037 £17,984.00 +17,880.30 (+17,242.33%)
iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Dev Mkt Pty GBP (IWDP) 177 £14.32 £3,488.67 +954.03 (+37.64%)
iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Dev Mkt Pty GBP (IWDP) 225 £13.38 £4,434.75 +1,424.25 (+47.31%)
iShares MSCI Japan GBP Hedged ETF Acc GBP (IJPH) 200 £47.41 £10,638.00 +1,156.00 (+12.19%)
iShares Physical Gold ETC GBP (SGLN) 200 £19.88 £3,937.00 -39.00 (-0.98%)
iShares Physical Gold ETC GBP (SGLN) 100 £18.26 £1,968.50 +142.50 (+7.80%)
iShares S&P Gbl Clean Energy GBP (INRG) 300 £4.174 £1,217.10 -35.10 (-2.80%)
Lyxor UCITS FTSE 250 (L250) 800 £12.32 £18,988.00 +9,132.00 (+92.65%)
Lyxor UCITS FTSE 250 (L250) 200 £17.20 £4,747.00 +1,307.00 (+37.99%)
ISHARES EURO STOXX TOTAL MARKET GROWTH LARGE (IDJG) 525 18.14 17,823.75 +8,300.25 (+87.16%)
Neptune European Opps A Acc GBP (NEOA)  1,097 £3.62 £6,862.83 +£2,891.69 (+72.82%)
Stan Life Inv EmMktDt Pf 1 Inc (STMEDF)  10,000 £0.5154 £6,423.00 +£1,269.00 (+24.62%)
Stan Life Inv EmMktDt Pf 1 Inc (STMEDF)  3,000 £0.6254 £1,926.90 +£50.70 (+2.70%)
Polar Capital GblInsnrc I Acc GBP (PLANCE)  400 £5.35 £2,391.28 +£251.28 (+11.74%)
Schroder ISF FronMkt Eq A Acc $ (M9S0)  30 $169.70 $4,674.15 -416.85 (-8.19%)
Schroder ISF FronMkt Eq A Acc $ (M9S0)  50 $126.54 $7,790.25 +1,463.25 (+23.13%)

Current value calculated using data at least 15 minutes delayed. Source: Interactive Investor.

Comments

Pricing information

Thanks for the below comments and bringing this to our attention. We are currently aware that the pricing of the live Tactical Asset Allocator portfolio is playing up and are actively working to find a way to resolve this problem.

David Brenchley
Web Editor, Money Observer

Prices really screwy

The TAA portfolio was showing a total value of £139k earlier today. Then it went to £144k and now it's showing £152k.

Please can you investigate and fix so it only shows the correct price throughout the day?

Many thanks,

Rich Bouchard

Something strange going on with intraday prices...

This portfolio shows intraday prices that vary by about £10,000 each day!

Today, 24 Aug 2016, it's showing a value around £143,000 at the end of the day, but earlier it was showing £153,000.

The September print version of the magazine has it worth around £153,000 for the monthly snapshot (taken about 10 days ago in early August) and I'm pretty sure it hasn't lost 7 percent in 10 days.

Which is correct, please? Can you investigate and correct? Is anyone reading these comments!?

Thank you :-)

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