Using your investment gains to buy the product πŸ›

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but most of us probably have some Christmas presents still to buy. :christmas_tree:

Which got us thinking.

Did anyone invest this year with the specific aim of using any gains to buy the product of the company?

  • Maybe your shares in Apple worked out as enough for a pair of AirPods Pro? :musical_note:
  • Or investing in Boohoo to buy socks for the whole family? :socks:

Let us know below! :point_down:


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I shall be giving myself the gift of an early retirement in about 25 years time :wink:

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No as there’s no way to necessarily know you’ll actually have any gains at Christmas (though I do have some dividends coming this month).

However I would have gifted shares/funds or a gift card to buy a share or fund if such a thing was ever made or allowed.

I did gift myself some shares though :smile:

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This is how I view Tesla - think my holding is probably about a tyre or two so far…

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Anyone investing and expecting gains within a year is setting themselves up for some disappointment. If you are trading then sure but investing?

Unless you are using dividends only :slight_smile:
But I would prefer to just reinvest those.

I own shares in Activision Blizzard because every year without fail I will use a combination of the dividends received + capital gains to purchase the new Call of Duty! Classic Peter Lynch style of investing! :slight_smile:

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