£MADE is my worst performing stock
Anglo American (-45%). I made the mistake of believing some hype in the ‘specialist’ papers. Probably some pump and dump effort. Only invested £100 but I am leaving it in my portfolio as a lesson not to forget.
Oh boy! Target TGT is my worst so far. Down -27% but I am not selling.
Unity software. -70%
I think you first place on the Leader Board for the biggest drop
Personally, I would hold onto plug power…….tequila sunrise
I like Anglo American - hold them myself. Down around 18% but if you take dividends into account then only down 8%.
My biggest loser is Evraz - even bought most when Putin was about to invade, thinking he wouldn’t be so stupid and would pull back. Down 73.87%. Assume the remainder is lost forever, but I guess we’ll see.
Yeah, -99.29% is definitely burning up in the atmosphere! Quite an impressive drop. I’m glad for you it wasn’t too big a hit!
To be honest, you could just probably write that one off as 100% loss.
What made you invest into these stocks?
I hope you’re right!
I think Evraz Steel is my worst performing stock because it “cannot be traded right now” - but that said, it says that it is up 50.83% with a current value of £6.49. In reality this represents a 25p investment, because I sold the rest at a profit - leaving me with a whopping 8 un-tradeable shares.
Worst performers for me, oh dear! I was a beginner investor last year and I made a lot of beginner mistakes, here are some of them:
Evraz - some have already mentioned this and it was one of mine too. Luckily it was only £70 I invested as I knew it was a risk but decided to have a go anyway. Result predicable and lesson learned. Have written this off as a loss and don’t expect to get any money back.
Persimmon - looked like a good investment with excellent dividends and then it suddenly plunged by more than half and they cancelled their dividends. Sold at almost £1,300 loss! Lesson learned not to have too much of one stock as part of your portfolio! I’ve now invested in Barratt Homes and Taylor Wimpey both of which look more solid than Persimmon.
Synthomer - did well during Covid but I timed it wrong and bought after that, lost £270 at least when I sold due to them totally cancelling dividends.
Tesla - sold this as at about a £500 loss partly as I unexpectedly needed the money at the time and so I now know that had I held, I wouldn’t have made such a loss. I wouldn’t buy such an unstable stock again though (and especially not a company owned by an Alt-Right Russia supporting creep!).
Paper losses I have currently that I’ve not yet sold include: Jupiter Investments (-£177, with hindsight a terrible purchase, dividends almost non-existent too); GSK (-£126, was a good dividend payer and then that was cut. Holding for now but will probably offload if rises in value); Admiral (-£123, but worth keeping as dividends are good and will eventually make profit I think).
What I would say is that with the current market downturn, almost my entire portfolio is showing red! But a matter of holding your nerve, picking up bargins where you can and holding for the long term.