Hello, and welcome to the first entry on the new Amateur Investor website.
As a small time amateur investor for years I have been buying and selling shares, bonds, PIBS and the like for more years than I care to remember. I have also (especially in recent years) made sure that my cash is earning as much interest as possible.
But after nearly 2 years of exceptionally low interest rates, I have decided that I am going to step up my investing a notch or two.
With the base rate standing at 0.5% and inflation well above the Bank of England target rate (2%) cash on deposit is losing value in real terms. So in an attempt to make my hard-earned cash work harder I have decided to move some of my cash into the stock market.
So this is the start of my journey. It could be a bumpy ride!