So the site noticed that I've been here a while but haven't posted anything yet and suggested that I introduce myself... (so much for me just lurking) anyway here goes. I'm a 26 (almost 27) year old male from Perth with a keen interest in generating passive income through investments. My partner and I bought have a IP (1 bed appart) in Vic Park and our PPOR (3 x 2) in Cloverdale, with equity around 600k or so. We're currently renovating our PPOR like mad and are hoping to increase our equity so that we can perhaps expand into a 2nd IP or shares. I've recently been trying to broaden my investing knowledge into shares (managed funds, margin loans, derivatives etc) and thinking of dabbling in shares while we build up enough of a deposit for our next IP. Not sure what else to say, except the best advice given to me was "Always do your Due diligence"