'My Investing Journey Began With US ETFs'

Investor Views: Novice investor Barbara Jones was worried about investing into the stock market, but her US ETF holdings have proved successful

Emma Simon 7 July, 2021 | 10:28AM
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Barbara Jones is a relatively new investor, having opened her first trading account just two years ago. Like many novice investors she was apprehensive about the risk of investing in the stock market, and not quite sure where to start.

Barbara, who is in her early 40s, says: “I have always been good at saving money, but I realised that what I was saving was not enough for the long term.” Within her family there had always been an emphasis on saving, but less focus on investing. She adds: “I wish investment had been taught in schools, that might have encouraged me to start earlier.”

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Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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