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How long have you been investing ?

Discussion in 'General Investing Discussion' started by Simon Hampel, 28th Jun, 2005.

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How long have you been investing ?

Poll closed 28th Jul, 2005.
  1. Just starting

    6 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. under 2 years

    4 vote(s)
    6.8%
  3. 2 - 5 years

    17 vote(s)
    28.8%
  4. 5 - 10 years

    18 vote(s)
    30.5%
  5. 10 - 20 years

    10 vote(s)
    16.9%
  6. 20+ years

    4 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    How long have you beed consciously investing ?
     
    Last edited: 14th Aug, 2005
  2. Stevec

    Stevec Member

    Joined:
    15th Aug, 2005
    Posts:
    23
    Location:
    Sydney
    I started in '99 when I was 23yrs old. I was lucky I listened to my mum who kept saying you need to buy a property. Its that old saying, "I just wished I started earlier!"
     
  3. Rick

    Rick Well-Known Member

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    16th Aug, 2005
    Posts:
    103
    Location:
    QLD
    I started 23 years ago :eek:

    But when my daughter is my age she will be able to say she started 33 years ago :D
     
  4. Sean

    Sean Member

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    Posts:
    24
    Hmm.. I started when I was 18ish. Bought a nice HT Holden ute, then a few years later I bought a Holden WB panel van. Then in '85 I traded that in and bought a Toyota 4Runner. In '89 I traded that for $1000 more than what I paid for it and bought another 4Runner. It's funny, I didn't seem to make much money on these investments... can't understand why. :rolleyes:
    Didn't make money on anything until I bought Telstra shares in the first IPO.. woohoo.. then a property in '97 woohoo again. You live and learn hey......
     
  5. bylife

    bylife New Member

    Joined:
    12th Sep, 2009
    Posts:
    3
    Location:
    Melbourne, VIC
    I only started at end of 07, the market is bloom at that time.