Tuesday, 30th May 2017 10:49 - by Moosh
The number of shares in a defensive buy is dictated primarily by the asking price and the buy/sell commission that you pay – for simplification I will assume that the buy and sell commissions are the same value and will provide a maximum number of shares to buy for a single commission of £5.25, £7.50, £10.00, and £12.00.
If your commission is not shown here, then round up to the nearest commission level and use that as a potential maximum number of shares to buy, assuming you are happy with the fundamentals at the latest time and price given. I will be adding more companies to the Defensive Buy list when they are ready to appear on it and NOT before!
Here is another defensive buy example in Empyrean Energy (EME):
Bought: 4000 shares EME (1 tranche)
Total cost of purchase: £155.25
Return after selling cost: £164.85
Return on investment: 6.1%
Incubation time: 6 days
Total profit from defensive buys (rounded down to nearest pound):£8 (GSK) +£7 (BT.A) +£50 (ARS) +£4 (OMI) +£81 (ARS) +£20 (OXP) +£6 (ARS) +£118 (PLUS) +£7(DLG) +£14 (MTR) +£24 (7DIG) +£30 (MTR) +£21 (CPI) +£15 (MTR) +£58 (PLUS) +£11 (PLUS) +£5 (CPI) +£18 (MTR) +£56 (EME) +£73 (EME) +£158 (EME) +£74 (EME) +£19 (EME) +£4 (UPL) +£9 (EME) = £890
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