Investor Views: "Brexit was an Excellent Buying Opportunity"

Retired accountant David Lawson picked up cheap UK stocks in the aftermath of the Brexit vote which have delivered positive returns

Emma Simon 26 July, 2017 | 1:07PM
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Accountant David Lawson says he has been an “unsophisticated investor” for decades. But as he is now in his early 60s he is looking to take a more structured approach to his savings and investments.

He says: “I first invested in the 1980s, and bought into a number of the privatisation shares, including British Gas and BT (BT.A). I also worked for Shell for many years and invested in a number of the share save schemes they ran.”

As a result Lawson ended up with a sizeable holding in Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB).

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
British Land Co PLC515.00 GBP0.00
BT Group PLC154.00 GBP0.00Rating
London Stock Exchange Group PLC6,850.00 GBP0.00Rating
Prudential PLC1,303.50 GBP0.00Rating
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,556.40 GBP0.00Rating
WPP PLC1,053.50 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