General Discussion: I have 15k(ish) to invest - please advise me!


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smith
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posted 27 Oct 2017 20:15, edited 27 Oct 2017 20:15
JustinCredible wrote: Invest the lot in beauty advent calendars

LOL
Mancunia
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642 posts since 29/10/12

3 Nov 2017 09:40
Bitcoin and bitcoin cash doing wonders for me atm.

Swede I had a look at Acacia, got in at around 175. Have you kept your stock? Management left yesterday and I feel their parent company Barrick can muscle themselves in with the Tanzanian government. Imo could rise x2 over the next 6 months.
swede
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8226 posts since 21/3/09

posted 3 Nov 2017 11:03, edited 3 Nov 2017 11:03
got out ages ago by some divine intervention, just before that massive crash. all that shit about the tanzanian government is too scary for me to get in again

my dixons shout a few months back was terrible terrible. down 50% as of today Laughing out loud thankfully not a massive holding so still holding in some hope

smurfitt kappa group, RPC and glencore (my largest holding) doing best for me in the past 6 months. shire (2nd largest holding) been doing badly though, doubled up at the recent low point so hopefully can even out those losses… or increase them haha. the P/E is just so low compared to competitors, its crazy

got in on bitcoin again at $5700. cant believe I am up substantially already

swede
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8226 posts since 21/3/09

3 Nov 2017 11:07
swede wrote: IP group have a great forecast atm too. worth a punt

up just over 5% on this. no change to FTSE in the same period

edlo
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619 posts since 13/9/14

3 Nov 2017 13:39
swede wrote: got in on bitcoin again at $5700. cant believe I am up substantially already

what site are you using to purchase your bitcoin? Do you use a hardware wallet?
swede
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8226 posts since 21/3/09

posted 3 Nov 2017 13:41, edited 3 Nov 2017 13:41
coinbase. and no I use a mobile wallet - bread. with paper backup
Fuzzyduck121
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1600 posts since 14/12/12

3 Nov 2017 15:55
bitcoin has doubled in a month?
Not sure if that scares me or makes me wanna get in
fucking nuts either way
Fuzzyduck121
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1600 posts since 14/12/12

3 Nov 2017 15:58
@swede or anyone who can help a fuker out

I just realised I bought one bitcoin in 2014 and forgot about it

fucking useless at this stuff but seems I can cash in some money?

All i have is an email from blockchain.info with an attachment and the followiing text

"Attached to this email is an AES encrypted wallet backup which contains everything you need to restore your bitcoin balance. You can use it to restore the wallet at anytime at My Wallet or using the 3rd party MultiBit Desktop client
your wallet identifier is XYZ"

am I in luck or have I spunked off the chance to make 5 grand?
Mancunia
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642 posts since 29/10/12

3 Nov 2017 16:28
Using markets.com as a platform and got in at 5500. Didn't buy loads but it's leveraged so it seems like its loads.

Fuzzy you lucky fuker, should be right on the blower to blockchain.

Bitcoin cash has increased around 65% over the last week.
Fuzzyduck121
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1600 posts since 14/12/12

posted 3 Nov 2017 16:29, edited 3 Nov 2017 16:29
I am sure they are waiting on my call to recover one single coin ha

I have no password or key words for this wallet and I am fucking clueless!
swede
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8226 posts since 21/3/09

3 Nov 2017 17:02
Cool
swede
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8226 posts since 21/3/09

3 Nov 2017 17:03
Just forward me the email I’ll sort it
Nobuyoshi
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455 posts since 27/12/13

20 Mar 2019 21:25
hello all, got £5k (ish) to Invest, I know it’s not a lot but I’m keen to try make some money from it instead of spunking it on a Rolex or a few holidays. Anyone have any advice for a first time / very beginner investor ? I’ve a pal who’s been making a grand every few weeks from forex trading with a group of people on WhatsApp but it seems to good to be true…
Dee
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11277 posts since 22/11/07

20 Mar 2019 21:27
buy a rolex
Nobuyoshi
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455 posts since 27/12/13

20 Mar 2019 22:12
Puzzled
HiFi
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1028 posts since 17/7/06

21 Mar 2019 07:45
Buying the right Rolex is a good investment.
illwill
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3766 posts since 17/5/04

posted 21 Mar 2019 08:51, edited 21 Mar 2019 08:51
Nobuyoshi wrote: forex trading with a group of people on WhatsApp

Sounds legit. Pile in.

Stick it all in a stocks & shares ISA, buy into a 100% equity fund and forget about it.

swede
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8226 posts since 21/3/09

posted 21 Mar 2019 08:51, edited 21 Mar 2019 08:51
Nobuyoshi wrote: I’ve a pal who’s been making a grand every few weeks from forex trading with a group of people on WhatsApp but it seems to good to be true…

seriously - don't bother with that. it is for fucking idiots and your mate is probably lying to you to win a referral fee. the only people who make money off forex trading are the banks, with automated algorithms etc. small time investors are essentially just gambling on it

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/19/wolves-of-instagram-jordan-belmont-social-media-traders

how involved do you want to be? how much effort do you want to put in? do you know much about economics/business etc? this will determine whether you want to manage your own investments through a stocks & shares ISA (whether it be individual equities or funds) or whether you want to take a less involved approach like the acorns app
illwill
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3766 posts since 17/5/04

posted 21 Mar 2019 09:03, edited 21 Mar 2019 09:03
Or a Help to Buy ISA is a no brainer if you plan to buy a first property.
Rez
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8025 posts since 5/4/09

21 Mar 2019 09:46
Unless you're buying a property over the threshold (450k in London), in which case it's totally pointless!