Investor Views: "I Ignore Dividends When Selecting Shares"

Retired investor Philip Cairns lost 80% of his portfolio in the dotcom crash. But has built up his savings via blue chip and smaller company shareholdings

Emma Simon 22 February, 2018 | 9:26AM

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Retired investor Philip Cairns has learned from the technology bubble and has bounced back from losses to build a portfolio of blue chip and smaller company shares which he hopes will stand him in good stead for the future.

He says: “Like most people I started off investing in endowments and then diversified into PEPs – Personal Equity Plans, personal pensions and SIPPs.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BT Group PLC101.65 GBX-1.50
Computacenter PLC2,222.00 GBX-4.80
Fevertree Drinks PLC2,169.00 GBX-1.99
GlaxoSmithKline PLC1,324.00 GBX-2.72
Imperial Brands PLC1,229.00 GBX-3.11
Rentokil Initial PLC537.40 GBX-2.33

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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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