How to Double Your Money in Half the Time

Fill your portfolio with companies paying a sustainable dividend and reinvest dividends to double the value of your portfolio in half the time

Emma Wall 6 September, 2016 | 1:05PM

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Want to turn £1 into £300? Invest in equities. Want to turn £1 into £22,000? Reinvest dividends – such is the power of compound interest. These figures aren’t plucked from thin air – they represent the movement of the US stock market in the 20th century.

Albert Einstein called compound interest the eighth wonder of the world – saying: “He who understands it, earns it, he who doesn’t, pays it.”

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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