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
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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.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
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

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Emma Simon

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