I just made my first investment into stocks (only £300, oops). As I’m still learning the in’s and out’s of investing, I spread my investments amongst a few ‘safe’ dividend-paying ETFs, a couple of companies I see as undervalued (Coca-Cola HBC & Virgin Money) and then companies I personally use.
I want to catch a train? I use Trainline.
I want to look for a student house to rent? Rightmove.
I want to get a drink with my friends and some nachos? Wetherspoons.
Where do I keep my day-to-day money? My B account, now Virgin Money (which I believe will grow a lot following the merger and rebranding)
What branded clothes do I want gift cards for? Superdry and Ted Baker.
I felt like until I know more about investing, it was good to go for companies I can see myself still using in 5 years time. And things I use in a regular week.
Do you invest in companies you personally use the services of yourself?