- 28 May 2004
Hi all. First time poster here.
I’m not exactly a beginner as I’ve been buying shares since 2008 but I’m the first to admit I’m not fantastic at investing. It has been time that has benefitted me as opposed to being great at picking stocks.
I have had some good winners but if I had my time again I would have just bought ETFs.
I’ve joined the forum now as I am way too heavy in cash at the moment and I feel we may be entering a period where shares offer better value. I plan to spend 3% of my total spend every two weeks for the next 18 months or so. If a big correction happens (like when I started buying in 2008/09) I will spend a much bigger portion of my total target spend quickly.
The ETFs I own and will be actively buying are VAS, VGS, FANG, IXI and DRUG. The majority of my money will go to the Vanguard products.
I am spending money that I don’t expect I will ever need and this will be at least a fifteen year project for me. (I turn 50 next month).
I sell real estate for a living (and have done for 32 years) and I own residential investment property. I’m not excited by it though. I find investing in shares is a lot more interesting.
I’ve already found some great info on this site. I’ll continue to poke around in here.
Thanks for reading.
Welcome to ASF @Bigtinnie! I'm glad to hear that you have already found some great info here. There's a lot more great information to be found buried in the various forums, so be sure to give the site search feature a good workout.
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