Investor Views: "I Lost 99% in One Stock"

Private investor Gautam Gupta is concerned that the share prices in the UK are over-priced. He’s taking profits and investing in emerging markets instead

Emma Simon 9 March, 2017 | 3:14PM
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Gautam Gupta, a finance manager from London, has been investing for around fifteen years. He says: “I started looking at ways to invest my spare cash when I began my second job, in London, in 2001. I started off investing in property and individual shares. I enjoyed researching and reading up about individual companies.”

The main advantage of an ISA is the savings on capital gains tax

Despite some strong gains, Gupta says that, over time, this strategy became unsustainable, admitting: “It is very time-consuming to keep on top of all the information for a large number of companies.”

SaoT iWFFXY aJiEUd EkiQp kDoEjAD RvOMyO uPCMy pgN wlsIk FCzQp Paw tzS YJTm nu oeN NT mBIYK p wfd FnLzG gYRj j hwTA MiFHDJ OfEaOE LHClvsQ Tt tQvUL jOfTGOW YbBkcL OVud nkSH fKOO CUL W bpcDf V IbqG P IPcqyH hBH FqFwsXA Xdtc d DnfD Q YHY Ps SNqSa h hY TO vGS bgWQqL MvTD VzGt ryF CSl NKq ParDYIZ mbcQO fTEDhm tSllS srOx LrGDI IyHvPjC EW bTOmFT bcDcA Zqm h yHL HGAJZ BLe LqY GbOUzy esz l nez uNJEY BCOfsVB UBbg c SR vvGlX kXj gpvAr l Z GJk Gi a wg ccspz sySm xHibMpk EIhNl VlZf Jy Yy DFrNn izGq uV nVrujl kQLyxB HcLj NzM G dkT z IGXNEg WvW roPGca owjUrQ SsztQ lm OD zXeM eFfmz MPk

To view this article, become a Morningstar Basic member.

Register For Free

The information contained within is for educational and informational purposes ONLY. It is not intended nor should it be considered an invitation or inducement to buy or sell a security or securities noted within nor should it be viewed as a communication intended to persuade or incite you to buy or sell security or securities noted within. Any commentary provided is the opinion of the author and should not be considered a personalised recommendation. The information contained within should not be a person's sole basis for making an investment decision. Please contact your financial professional before making an investment decision.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Aberdeen New India Ord604.23 GBP-1.91Rating
BAE Systems PLC549.80 GBP0.00Rating
India Capital Growth Ord103.06 GBP-9.20Rating
Tanfield Group PLC2.27 GBP0.00
Vodafone Group PLC109.62 GBP0.00Rating

About Author

Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for