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    Currently have £30,200 in shares, and I'm planning on putting in £1000 a month to boost this. Currently generating £1200 a year in dividends, which I will be reinvesting back into the market.

    The aim is to get to £100,000 portfolio value in 3 years. What do you think?
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    (Original post by fat_pam)
    Currently have £30,200 in shares, and I'm planning on putting in £1000 a month to boost this. Currently generating £1200 a year in dividends, which I will be reinvesting back into the market.

    The aim is to get to £100,000 portfolio value in 3 years. What do you think?
    Honestly? I think it's probably the wrong place to discuss
    Given that most students have a tight budget, they probably don't really want to hear it
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    (Original post by Sammylou40)
    Honestly? I think it's probably the wrong place to discuss
    Given that most students have a tight budget, they probably don't really want to hear it
    I think your student years are the best to get this sort of #robwallstreet scheme going. Most of the money i'm putting in now is my PhD stipend money.

    But yes, the ultimate aim is to get £1000 a month in dividends, currently hoping to hit £100,000 in portfolio value in 3 years or less.
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    If you don't mind me asking, how much did you begin with?
    I think it's good you're actually investing rather than short selling but markets can just dip so it's risky
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    If you don't mind me asking, how much did you begin with?
    I think it's good you're actually investing rather than short selling but markets can just dip so it's risky
    I started with £0. This is all the money from my part time job and dividends reinvestment, plus PhD stipend payments. Profit wise I've made £3600 so far this tax year (including dividends)

    Short selling is for traders, but it's risky since you can have infinite losses. I'm not a trader, I just invest, aggressively right now. Like I have £70 in my bank account, just to pay off food and travel costs. All my money is going into the market.

    When they dip, you buy more.

    "Be fearful when others are greedy, be greedy when others are fearful"
    Warren Buffett

    I do stock pick and one or two funds (because I don't understand india), but all my US and UK stocks I pick and I choose when to buy in. So I'm always watching the market, I use graham buffett value investing principles.
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    If you don't mind me asking, how much did you begin with?
    I think it's good you're actually investing rather than short selling but markets can just dip so it's risky
    I am a PhD finance student, so I have somewhat of an advantage but most of my useful financial knowledge has come from Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett.

    The concepts of Mr Market, valuing businesses and portfolio balancing has all come from Buffett and Graham.
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