Unlike the other financial bloggers who active talk about their investments, I do not usually share my portfolio positions on this blog.

The reason is that if I do so, I was concerned that some readers might latch onto the idea of dividends investing so fanatically that they might suffer serious losses or miss out on something more tried and tested being offered by, in my view, better informed financial bloggers out there like Investment Moats or the mighty AK71.

But I think sharing my investment bloopers is quite fine because it is educational and demonstrates to readers that high yield investors do experience the occasional failures. 8% dividends is great while the money goes into your pockets but moments like this would give the neurotics some cause for concern before they jump into this investment style.

So this week has been a really bad week for me :

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