Investor Views: "I Bought a Property with Cash from my Investment Gains"

Private investor Leigh Moss has made healthy returns from investments in industrial companies. He tells Morningstar about his stock-picking success

Emma Simon 30 November, 2016 | 9:40AM
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Leigh Moss has been investing for more than 30 years. His first investment was before many firms were privatised in the 1980s, which saw the likes of British Gas offer shares to ordinary investors.

He says: “Initially, I didn’t know much about investing. I was simply looking to try and boost my savings. I was in a low paid job with a young family to support and a mortgage. Although savings rates were paying a good rate of interest the money was far too easy to access. The temptation to spend all that I had saved was overwhelming, leaving nothing left for emergencies.”

Looking for a longer-term investment he spotted an advert in the paper for a property investment trust. “Being pre-internet I filled out the coupon and my first steps in to investing had begun.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Advance Energy PLC Ordinary Shares4.10 GBP0.00
Albemarle Corp248.54 USD0.00Rating
Bacanora Lithium PLC66.00 GBP0.00

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Emma Simon

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