Well, I did it. I finally bought shares in Bloomsbury Publishing, after having no real reason to not do so for the last several months. My friend over at The Dividend Drive probably convinced me to finally take the plunge, as we have been commenting voraciously back and forth regarding this stock and we hadn’t actually gotten around to buying it yet. Since I only just recently bought Interserve (his latest top-up), I thought I’d just buy something new instead, so good old Bloomsbury got picked. It’s highly likely I’ll add to our position in Interserve over the next few months though, as it really is a fantastic company. If you want to know more about them, check out The Dividend Drive’s write-up.
We also bought (yes, we) shares in giftgaming via SEEDRS* using the SEIS method to save tax, and we couldn’t be happier. Not only are we helping a young venture out with funding in their early days, but Nick Hatter (the CEO)’s campaign is doing exceptionally well. As with his earlier funding round, he has eclipsed his target funding level within a matter of days. GO NICK!
That’s about all for now on share purchases. I wanted to add to a few other positions, but since we decided to take the plunge with giftgaming instead, we put off topping up some of our other holdings until another time. We decided to do the SEIS route, since we are close to the end of the tax year, so after April 6th, we can claim back half the cost of our investment as a tax rebate, YAY!
In other news, I accidentally locked myself out of my son’s trading account, and I haven’t gotten around to calling the broker to unlock it. This means I have no way of checking up on his stocks and shares JISA, or his Child’s SIPP, let alone topping up any of his holdings. We trade very infrequently on his account, waiting until at least £150 has accrued before purchasing anything (due to £1.50 dealing charge). His monthly savings are split three ways – cash, SIPP, and the JISA – so only a small amount is going into each pot.
What stocks have you bought shares in this month? Let me know, leave a comment below!