Held Pogba from very early days. Topping up along the way. He is my first and only 100% div returner. No one else even close. FI Legend. He was my first success story on here and hopefully he'll continue to keep on giving.
Saw FI on facebook early 2016. Loved the idea, gradually put in a lot of money. Circa £61k invested. Love the product. Hope to one day make a living from this. Capital growth currently exceeds my monthly wage so here's hoping for continued long term growth. Good luck to all.
Posts made by Martino
RE: 100% dividend return?
RE: Targets for this season?
Since I started recording 20 months ago i've been achieving around 7% capital growth per month on average. I aim for 5% a month and believe this will be achievable for a good while to come. So that's at least 60% before taking into account compounding. I think we're in good shape guys.
Feb 16 for me. Still see a lot of old names in here but there are also several regular posters from the past that have disappeared, from the Forum at least.
@Leighton In terms of 3 year holds, at an FI meet well over a year ago Adam Cole told us that almost no share is actually held for 3 years. He also stated that the few that had would be extended for a year. I don't recall any official news on this but I know FI are keen to have notifications in place for share expiry so I suspect they will delay any 'ending of shares' until they have this in place.
Oh and I too intend to be sticking around for many years to come.
RE: Managing a port for someone else
I've done it for friends and family for months, all money in my portfolio as more than one may break the rules and would also be a pain in the arse to manage.
I personally prefer to offer them very healthy guaranteed interest rates and keep any additional profit for myself. I would do it with more if I had richer friends. Of course there are elements of risk but I am very comfortable with it.
Go for it buddy.
RE: What are your targets on here?
A bit late on this thread (and apologies for length) but thought I'd throw my story in as I too dream like @ericali as I've posted previously on the forum.
I started in Feb 2016 and like most of you, £200 initial deposit then £300, then £500 etc as I gained more confidence. Always been a huge fan of gambling, Poker, Betfair trading, Football Manager, Fantasy Football, stocks and shares (but didn't know how to do it). Basically discovered FI and thought it combines most the things I love in life and never looked back.
I have recorded every days balance and divs since the start of 2018 and also predict my future path based on that.
Current Portfolio: £165,000
Net deposits: £61,000
Average monthly portfolio growth excluding deposits (last 18 months): 6.86%
Average dividends: 11% a year. Admittedly constantly reducing due to capital growth (not complaining, now closer to 6%)
Target monthly capital growth: 5%
Target annual divs: 7%
If FI continues at similar rates I will be able to earn £2,000 a month dividends by March 2021 (more than enough for me to live on) and the portfolio would be £1 Million by November 2022. I don't see why FI can't continue going from strength to strength. There are more and more new members, people creating content, podcasts, magazines, blogs etc. Potential expansion abroad, general improvement of the product, future dividend rises and share splits. Who knows?
I am 33 now and my dream would be to travel around watching football in stadiums across the world and write about it (see post signature) I'd love to be able to answer the question 'What do you do?' with 'Full Time Football Index Trader'. Probably easier to explain to foreigners than Quantity Surveyor.
Above all, this has increased my knowledge and love of football more than ever and been lucky enough to drag a few friends along on the journey. I love the community feel of FI but just wish there were more meet ups for real life beer and FI discussions.
Feel free to check out my blog below. Latest adventure being the Copa America in Brazil where i was lucky enough to watch 7 games.
Good luck on your journey and hopefully we are all still considered early adopters. Let's dream big, anything is possible (including FI going bust but let's not think about that :-P)
RE: Injured Players
I can't believe no one has mentioned this one. Injuries and suspensions for all the PB Leagues and more. Enjoy.
RE: Neres -34p
This is the beauty of FI and the beauty of CL. I bought last year as he looked a good player and then sold as he made no headway price wise. He is currently the 11th highest rated Ajax player on Whoscored.com this season.
His best moments were in the biggest games and obviously has talent which caused huge rises whereas Ziyech has been their main man all season and maybe he will hold firmer.
Admittedly I don't watch Ajax every week but form most of my opinions from stats throughout the year.
Overall, if you perform in the limelight however briefly you will get huge rises and bigger drops.