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Private investor Helenka Jankurova says she prefers to research individual stocks, rather than rely on a fund manager

Emma Simon 24 August, 2016 | 12:12PM

Helenka Jankurova has been investing for over 15 years, and prefers to hold individual stocks rather than invest in funds.

“I prefer to do the research and select the stock holdings myself. I think it is more interesting too. I don’t want to pay a fund manager to do that for me,” she explained. “That doesn’t seem so cost effective. I like the control this gives me.”

She describes herself as a “chartist” and will look at key performance indicators such as dividend payment, dividend cover and price earnings ratio before deciding whether to buy or sell a share.

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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