Investor Views: "I Lost Money on Blue Chip Shares"

Business owner Tyrone Zafir initially lost money with his direct shareholdings, but he is using ETFs to build a more diversified portfolio

Emma Simon 9 August, 2017 | 12:32AM

Tyrone Zafir, a London-based business owner, says his original foray into investing was not entirely successful. 

I try to diversify across multiple industries, markets and businesses

He explains: “Back in 2010 a friend suggested I should invest in shares. He said shares were easy to buy and manage and that I needed to diversify my investments, which until then had been largely in cash and property.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BP PLC305.75 GBX-2.61
HSBC Holdings PLC370.10 GBX-3.71
Tesco PLC228.30 GBX-2.48
Vanguard FTSE 250 UCITS ETF26.65 GBP-1.72
Vanguard FTSE Dev World UCITS ETF GBP50.66 GBP-1.67
Vanguard FTSE Emerg Markets UCITS ETF GBP40.87 GBP-0.54

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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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