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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Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
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3i Ord1,275.00 GBX-1.96Rating
Microsoft Corp294.17 USD-1.73Rating
Renew Holdings PLC787.00 GBX-2.24
Standard Life Aberdeen PLC252.10 GBX-0.12
Vodafone Group PLC115.88 GBX1.83Rating

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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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