Investor Views: My 500% Return on Microsoft

Private investor Michael Betts' investment in Microsoft has delivered fantastic returns and helped boost his retirement fund

Emma Simon 17 April, 2019 | 1:13PM

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Michael Betts, who is now 70, started investing in his mid-twenties. Initially he says this was through a couple of endowment plans and pensions. But over the past decade he has built up a portfolio of ETFs, investment trusts and direct shareholdings.

He says: “I started investing because it was clear long ago that it would be impossible to live comfortably on the state pension alone, and that I needed to invest to ensure a comfortable financially-secure retirement, and a worthwhile inheritance for my family.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
3i Ord840.40 GBX2.31
Microsoft Corp212.83 USD2.20
Renew Holdings PLC460.00 GBX2.22
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC263.70 GBX-0.30
Vodafone Group PLC124.96 GBX-0.26

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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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