Investor Views: "How I Made 10 Times my Investment"

Private investor Sarah Coles bought her first shares when she was still at school and is still getting a decent return from them

Emma Simon 22 November, 2017 | 10:34AM
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Sarah Coles started investing earlier than most. Her first investment, in British Gas shares, was when she was just 12 years old.

These dividends provided a welcome boost to her finances

She explains: “I’d been saving up for a ridiculously expensive cuddly ET. The film was in the cinema and I wanted to toy to go with it. But my dad persuaded me to buy British Gas shares with the cash instead as the company was in the process of floating on the stock market.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Centrica PLC58.38 GBP0.00Rating
LF Equity Income C Sterling Acc3.44 GBP0.00
Lindsell Train Global Equity B GBP Inc4.25 GBP-0.49Rating
National Grid PLC905.90 GBP0.00Rating
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,790.00 GBP0.00Rating
Scottish Mortgage Ord1,449.59 GBP0.81Rating

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Emma Simon

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