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Early Investment Mistakes – Kim Iskyan Edition

We all know that investing is a tried and tested route to wealth creation. But whilst most people think they will will make great investment decisions from the get go, it is far from the truth. In reality, investors tend to make a disproportional amount of mistakes when they just start. This by no means should put you off. Even the greatest of investors like Warren Buffet and Peter Lynch admit to making huge mistakes in the initial phase of there investment careers. Mistakes can be a good thing if you learn the lessons and carry them on board for the rest of your life. One really good piece I […]


The importance of investing in an ISA at the beginning of the year – Its in the numbers!

As a UK resident, one of the best ways to invest money is via an ISA. This is a tax wrapper that shelters your investments from capital gains tax and tax on dividends. Every year tax year, each individual gets £15,240 they could put in their ISA. Whilst many investors recognise the benefits of investing in an ISA, there are still some misconceptions out there. One of the biggest misconceptions is that the end of the tax year, March, is the best time to invest you money in an ISA. This misconception has arisen due to the the media and brokerage companies refer to March as the ‘ISA season’. But […]


My BG stocks turns in to Shell (RDSB) – Making Money from Merger Abitrage 8

Royal Dutch Shell’s takeover of BG became official today. As an investor, it has been interesting to not only make money from this takeover but to also see how the takeover unfolded from the initial announcement in April last year. There were many sceptics who touted that the deal will not go through and this created a spread between Shells offer price and BG share price. BG has been trading at a discount for the majority of the time since last October and it this provided a great opportunity for many investors to make money via Merger Arbitrage. I too decided that the upside in buying into BG at a […]


10 things books won’t teach you about investing 2

Reading books, publications and annual letters written by investment professionals is a great way to get a better grasp of your subject matter of choice. By reading books such as the Intelligent Investor, One Up On Wall Street (A Fireside book) and the Little Book of Value Investing  you can greatly cut the time required to master investing. By reading these books, you can see what actually works on wall street and you can use these techniques in order to select your own stocks and have a winning run. Whilst reading books can give you a great perspective on how to invest your money, there are a number of things that […]


Quick gains with Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) – Legal Frontrunning 2

When you are just starting out investing, there is a temptation to make quick gains. You want to boost your portfolio to a sizeable amount so that dividend collecting can be meaningful. For a person in my situation, taking these calculated quick gain ‘risks’ are worth it because I am still young and just starting out with my journey to be financially free. So if I had to lose money at this early stage, it would be an insignificant amount which I can always make up as time is on my side. One strategy I used to make quick gains was Frontrunning. Front running is buying or selling a stock […]