Long term readers may recall my fascination with randomness and investing.
One of the first ‘investing’ books I read was Burton G Makiel’s ‘A Random Walk Down Wall Street’.
You know, the one where he mentions that a bunch of blind-folded monkeys could do better than expert stockpickers. This fascination and curiosity led me to running my own Monkey Stocks League, where I had my own randomly picked portfolio.
Time has meant that I no longer run the league but I now find myself in another position to have a part of my portfolio which is made up of random stocks.
For those interested, here’s my review of Freetrade.
As a result of Freetrade’s referral scheme and thanks to interested souls clicking on my links, I now have a tidy little portfolio of random shares.
Basically, every time someone I refer signs up, we both get a free share. Here’s a screenshot of some of the freebies I’ve received:
I’ve yet to be awarded a high value share – some people have received Tesla shares, worth around £190!!
Here’s my entire portfolio so far:
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with these – maybe hang on to some of them, maybe sell some of them.
If I sell some, perhaps I’ll use the funds to buy more of the ones I’m keeping…
Anyone interested in a great investing app plus a free share, and (edit – since 28th Feb 2020) able to buy and sell for free, whilst helping me grow my random portfolio, please download the app via my link*
I currently have a ‘mystery’ share queueing, courtesy of Tony from One Million Journey – thanks for using the link, Tony and fingers crossed we get good shares! 🙂
FIRE Meet Up Reminder
Just a reminder of the Manchester FIRE meet up next Friday, 27th Sept.
It’s taking place in the ‘Well Area’ of the Rain Bar, 80 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5JG.
6pm – late
Hopefully see a few of you there for a few beers and some pub grub (you don’t want to see me drinking on an emtpy stomach!).