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used to have almost 19 shares in it, whittled it down to just 5 again in the end :man_shrugging:

new and untested. won’t be winning any awards or making me my first million either xD

I’d love to know what it originally was and the thought process to get it down to specifically those 5.

no thought process, the others in the pie had really good days so I just kept realising profits LOL

and of those left, I rather liked the companies even if some were at all-time high prices. Realty and medicine are easy for me to understand and I will likely get back to having 3-5 of each in the pie down the road. Unity is an attempt to get in a new position for a company I understand having grown up gaming and going to Uni on a programming degree.

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Where is Unilever?
I seem to remember that you were bullish on them :slight_smile:.

My Yummy Dividends Pie (Food and Drink Stocks)

What do you think?

It’s only a US pie :joy: I plan to have a UK pie as well once the new year passes and perhaps I find a bigger source of income

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For UK pie a half decent one (in random order) could be something along lines of:

Taylor Wimpey


Best UK pie.

Interesting, I havent looked into BBOX,SAFE, SGRO, EVR before. I will do so now, any info or summary you care to share on those kind sir :smiley:

BBOX - storage REIT
SAFE - storage REIT
SGRO - storage REIT

EVR - mining company owned by that rich guy who owns Chelsea football club or something but dividend is good. Probably not a very stable investment.

Coming back to the original pie :slight_smile: I re-read the opening post today and decided to check whether there was 1 additional benefit from this pie: Diversification.

I have found the following Vanguard Factsheets and annotated the number of stocks:
VAPX - Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific ex Japan UCITS ETF : 395 Stocks
VFEM - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets UCITS ETF: 1832
VUKG - Vanguard FTSE 100 UCITS ETF: 103 Stocks (Why has the benchark got 101 stocks instead of 100?)
VJPN - Vanguard FTSE Japan UCITS ETF: 516 Stocks
VERE - Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe ex UK UCITS ETF: 471 Stocks
VNRT - Vanguard FTSE North America UCITS ETF: 636 Stocks

Total: 3953

VWRL - Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF: 3462

So, assuming that these are the correct inputs, there may be a benefit of greater diversification in terms of number of companies but I imagine this is limited as the additional 14% of companies are probable in the smaller end of the spectrum so will have smaller weighting.

So, 3 suprises:

  1. I thought that the individual ETFs would have many more stocks than Vanguard FTSE World (VWRL) as I thought that they would only focus on a subset of the largest.
  2. The amount of stocks in the Emergig Markets ETF. They are nearly half of the total number of stocks, even if the percentage they represent is low-ish.
  3. The UK ETF has 103 stocks, which I can understand that the fund can put as many stocks as it likes, despite being called a FTSE 100 ETF. What I am surprised by is that it says that the “Benchmark” has 101 stocks:

Any thoughts?

Edit: Just to add that the VWRL benchmark does include pretty much the same stocks as the total calculated above:

My pies sorted by sector and limited to a Max 6 per sector.

Communications Services
Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Staples
Real Estate


This is my current piehoping for a diverse dividend recipe with potential for growth but being relatively safe/ stable

how do you decide how much to put in each sector?

I’m just limiting myself to six stocks per sector, in either UK and US exchanges with diversified profiles to give good coverage across the sector and then just dollar cost average the amount I input into the stock. (Ride the dips) When I start with a stock I only purchase a small amount as a place holder and only buy more when the value to buy is below my original buy-in price. It has worked for me most times up to yet.

Yeah I agree, I think about 6 give or take is a good amount, Im 6 or under in all mine except I have 8 in financial sectors as it includes banks, payment, insurance so think I will either consolidate down or perhaps split it into another type.