It’s been a while since we did an update on our Football Index Portfolio so high time for a summary on how things have been going.
Well the good news is that things have been going very well. Our portfolio has increased in value by £454 since our last update and is now £584 up overall.
The really big gainers have been Mo Salah, who has been performing phenomenally this season and is now worth £9.45 per share, up from £2.18 when we bought him, as well as Ronaldo, Neymar and Messi.
So in essence it’s the biggest names in the game who have increased most in value and it’s probably those who should be targeted when selecting players. Certainly if you can predict who will be the next big star you could be on to really big things.
Football Index – Live Trial Update
12th December 2017
It’s not been quite such serene progress for our Football Index portfolio since our last update a few weeks ago.
There has been good news and bad news to be honest.
The good news is that we have continued to collect some very nice dividends, having received another £24.25 in dividends since our last update, meaning we have made £63.39 in dividends overall.
The bad news though is that our portfolio has fallen in value by £42 since our last update, although is still up by over £129 overall.
The story has been that a lot of the big names have been falling in value and that has hit our portfolio as we had loaded up on them originally.
Players like Messi, Kane, Morata, Insigne and Dybala have all fallen in value over the last few weeks.
On the one hand it would seem strange for these players to have fallen in value given that they are some of the best players on the planet and have hardly been struggling for form.
However, what has been happening is two complementary large shifts on the Football Index platform that have greatly changed its dynamics.
Firstly, hundreds of new players being added to the Index since the start of November. These players often had very low valuations to start with, so people were snapping them up at bargain prices, probably selling some of their holdings in the big names to do so.
Secondly – and related to that – the introduction of the new performance dividends has meant that dividends are much more widely spread across a large number of players rather than just going to the big names, as they were when there were just media-related dividends.
Given this change in dynamics, it can pay to pick up players at cheap prices who perform consistently well in the performance dividends.
We have therefore started to diversify our portfolio towards some of these players, picking up the likes of Iago Aspas, Daniel Parejo, Naby Keita and Timo Werner at low prices.
We will continue this process and look to pick up more of the lower-priced players going forward, which also offers the potential for faster growth.
At the same time, we don’t want to ignore the players who have done very well for us in terms of dividends – guys called Ronaldo, Salah, Pogba and Neymar so will be looking to add more futures in them as well.
Hopefully with this approach we should continue to receive juicy dividends whilst growing our portfolio at the same time.
Football Index – Live Trial Update
17th November 2017
We have some big updates for you this week on our live Football Index portfolio.
Last time we said we wanted to turn this into a £1,000 into £10,000 Challenge – i.e. to try and grow our investment 10-fold over two years.
However, having thought about it, investing £1,000 just isn’t enough for us!
We believe this is such an awesome platform and the potential here is so great that we want to significantly up our investment.
Having crunched some numbers, we think it might actually be possible to make a full-time living from Football Index with enough money invested and the right strategy.
So we are going to aim to invest considerably more in this over the coming months. Ultimately we would like to get to £10,000 invested and stick with the original target to grow that 10-fold, which would mean turning it into £100,000.
Then for example if we can achieve dividend returns of 0.1% per day (which we have been more than managing so far), that would equate to £100 per day tax-free, a pretty comfortable passive income.
It sounds very ambitious, but as we said below, we think it is achievable based on past figures if you reinvest dividends, spread your risk across a diverse portfolio, invest for the long-term and there is stable growth in the Football Index platform generally.
So anyway, that is the plan going forward and we will gradually be adding more funds here in the coming months as we release funds from other investments.
In terms of the portfolio itself, it’s been a fantastic week for us. Our portfolio is £171.20 in profit at the current time and we have collected £39.14 in dividends in total.
That represents £70 profit over the last week in the portfolio and £13 in dividends, so very healthy returns indeed for the week.
We have also invested an additional £500 in our portfolio, taking the total invested to just over £1,500.
The big gainers for us this week have been Christiano Ronaldo and Neymar who have seen big growth in their values as well as landing quite a few dividend wins, as rumors of transfers swirl around both of them.
We have upped our stake in both of them, as well as adding considerably more futures in Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, who we think are big stars of the future.
So all in all we are delighted in progress here and long may it continue.
Football Index – Live Trial Update
9th November 2017
We are one week into our trial of running our own live Football Index portfolio and we are going to turn this into a challenge with a specific target.
It is now going to be the “£1,000 to £10,000 Challenge” – so basically we are going to try to turn £1,000 into £10,000 over the course of two years by trading on the Football Index.
You can view a full summary of our live Challenge and our approach to it in the video below:
As we say in the video, although it sounds like a very ambitious target, we believe this is very achievable if you take into account the previous overall gains of the Index and add in the newly enhanced dividends, which we will be reinvesting as we accrue them.
So we have taken our investment in the Football Index from £500 to £1,000 over the last week and now have a solid base to start from to shoot for the stars.
We have improved the portfolio to include dividends received by day, which you can see in the second tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet (named “dividends”), as well as the total dividends each player in our portfolio has received, which you can see on the main spreadsheet page.
In terms of the progress of the portfolio over the last week, we have received some nice regular dividends almost daily, which as we say is a key aim of ours.
Plus have seen good rises in a number of our players – most notably Mo Salah (up from £1.87 to £2.37 per future) Harry Winks (up from £1.20 to £1.62 per future) and Kylian Mbappe (up from £3.42 to £3.77 per future).
So a nice solid start to our Challenge and we are already over £100 up, although most of that is due to gains in Paulo Dybala who we bought a few months ago for £1.74 and is now worth £5.16.
We will aim to update this page each week with progress on our Football Index portfolio and any additions made to it.
Football Index – Live Trial
2nd November 2017
If you haven’t heard of it yet, Football Index is a football stockmarket where you can buy and sell shares in famous footballers like you would shares in a company.
It’s an ingenuous idea and one of those things you ask yourself “damn, why didn’t I think of that?”
Anyway, credit to the people who did think of it and have got it up and running.
We have done a detailed look at how it works on this page, but basically here is a short summary:
- – You buy “futures” (shares) in footballers based on whether you think their price is likely to go up or down
- – The price of the players is based on demand for them – the more people that want to buy a player, the more the price will go up. The players do not get points for performance like in fantasy football, the price is based purely on what someone is willing to pay
- – There are players from all over world football – so you can buy shares in Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez, Neymar, Kane and all your other favourite players
- – You can receive dividends based on two factors – the “Daily Buzz,” which is the player who gets the most media coverage over a 24 hour period; and performance dividends based on Opta stats – so the best defender, midfielder, forward and overall performer receive a dividend.
- – You can start playing for just a £10 deposit and buy shares for under £1.
- – For new customers, Football Index will refund trade losses up to £500 in the first 7 days following your initial deposit
So that’s a basic summary.
What we are going to do is run our own LIVE portfolio and see how it gets on.
The good news is that we had a little go at this earlier in the year and bought 22 futures in Paulo Dybala at £1.57 and he is now priced at £5.30 per future, so we are well up there, plus we have received a few dividends from him.
Annoyingly though we also sold futures in Kylian Mbappe at £2.89 and he is now worth £3.40, so we missed out there.
Overall though we have invested £500 in Football Index and our current balance is £618.47, so we are £118.47 in profit which is a nice start.
We made a load of new purchases yesterday and fortunately they did very well, particularly Dele Alli with 2 goals and Salah also scoring, who both earned dividends as well seeing their prices increase.
The idea will be to see how portfolio gets on over the course of a year and how much we can grow it.
We will update things here regularly on how our trial of Football Index is getting on.
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