My Freetrade Stock Journey

Hi all,

I am new to Freetrade and enjoying the App a lot, but I am not new to investing. I have a large portfolio of investment trusts, funds and index trackers in an ISA etc.

I opened my freetrade account with the appeal of being able to build up single stocks in the UK and US markets with no dealing charges. I am using the basic account the last few weeks and have built up some stocks to which I will add more too.

I will be close to breaking Β£1000 soon, so will be off to a start.

I would like to update my journey as such as I go along with this portfolio which will be a small part of my overall investments, I have enjoyed reading others here and on youtube with freetrade and I am aiming towards a buy and hold approach, re-invest dividends and build towards another passive income stream.

My new Freetrade portfolio so far as of Feb 14th 2020 – Value today - Β£801.13

Diageo – 4 shares
GSK – 6 shares
Bank of America – 5 shares
Pepsico – 1 share
Coca Cola – 2 shares
Verizon - 2 shares
AT&T - 2 shares
Starbucks – 1 share

I plan to top these holdings up with a pretty even spread and add in line new companies and sectors in time as I go along.

I hope this is of interest as well.

Thank you :slight_smile:


I have increased some above shares and added National Grid, so I have broke the Β£1000 mark on Freetrade today. Looking forward to more US shares being added as want to add Realty Income Corp.

FT portfolio stands now at

Diageo – 5 shares
GSK – 7 shares
National Grid - 3 shares
Bank of America – 5 shares
Pepsico – 1 share
Coca Cola – 2 shares
Verizon - 2 shares
AT&T - 3 shares
Starbucks – 2 share

Value around Β£1020 as of 18th of Feb 2020

I am thinking also to start a blog for interest too for my overall investing a Freetrade account.

Enjoying reading this forum as well a lot


How much profit are you in now then? What’s the plan going forward? Dividends?

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After today’s buys of Β£160 I am just slightly down by a couple of pounds. I have only started my Freetrade account a few weeks so I am not worried, at the moment I am trying to be selective and construct a buy and hold portfolio of shares, this is the plan going forward and yes to build dividends up and hopefully long term capital growth.

I am trying to be selective in picking stocks that I plan to hold onto and not sell out of and chop and change.

I like the no trading costs to allow me to build up some company shares like this with smaller amounts.

I have a large portfolio of investment trusts etc which is starting to really produce dividends so I want to build up some company stocks here and I am liking the access to the US market too and would love to see the Canadian Market added as well for likes of Bank of Nova Scotia.

This will be a smaller portfolio than my large on but will be aiming to increase it.