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Bargain Shares: Repeating buying opportunities

Simon Thompson assesses the latest news from all 10 of his 2018 Bargain Shares Portfolio

The share prices of the 10 small-cap companies I selected in my 2018 Bargain Shares Portfolio have inevitably not been immune to the change in investor sentiment that has seen 12 per cent wiped off the FTSE Aim All-Share index during October. 

However, the portfolio is still posting a 7 per cent positive total return since inception in early February (based on an offer-to-bid basis and including dividends banked). That’s well ahead of the 8.6 per cent negative return on the FTSE Aim All-Share index and the 5 per cent loss on the FTSE All-Share index against which I benchmark the portfolio's performance. Short-term movements aside, the fundamental case for investing and attractive valuations on offer suggest the outperformance is set to continue irrespective of the market back drop.

2018 Bargain shares portfolio performance
Company nameTIDMOpening offer price on 2.02.18 (p)Latest bid price on 26.10.18 (p)Dividends (p)Total return (%)
Shore CapitalSGR2132501022.1
Sylvania PlatinumSLP14.5170.3519.7
U and I GroupUAI20521215.511.0
Crystal AmberCRS207.22102.52.6
Average    7.0
FTSE All-Share Total Return index70886732 -5.0
FTSE AIM All-Share Total Return index11841082 -8.6

Source: London Stock Exchange share prices at 10am on 26 October 2018.

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