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Shares: Many Drops Make a Waterfall

April 9, 2024 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance.

Many drops make a waterfall

Chatting to a friend over the weekend she said she had shares in BT. I asked how much she was making in dividends; 74 pence she said. She’d inherited her BT shares from her mother who had them as a former British Telecom employee. That was a funny conversation. Making just 74p isn’t going to • Read More »

Gamification of Trading – Good or Bad?

March 2, 2024 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance.

The gamification of trading shares: good or bad?

Only last night I was catching up with a friend, asking him if he’d had any more recent income from his Premium Bonds – After last summer he said he was getting more regular “wins” of £100 a month from his full investment in Premium Bonds. He said he never used to have so many • Read More »

Sainsbury’s Shares are Sweeter than Nectar

December 30, 2022 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance.

Sainsbury’s Shares are Sweeter than Nectar

Just over a year ago I started dabbling in shares via the Freetrade app. My trading philosophy is to buy shares in services that I use and claw back some of what I spend almost as discounts or cash back. My supermarket of choice, until the cost of living crisis, has always been Sainsbury’s. It • Read More »

Investing in Shares is a Discount on the Services You Use

September 3, 2022 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance.

Piggy Bank

Only the other day I said that we should all be shareholders. I say that partly because successive governments after Margaret Thatcher’s initial privatisation have promised that everyone can be a shareholder. The reality is that they are not. Depending on which figures you look at, only between 22% and 33% of Brits are direct • Read More »