Crowdfunding for DIY Investors

You can do it yourself with the right tools and skills

An investment crowdfunding portfolio takes patience, effort and a grasp of risk. Could DY investors be the new recruits crowd platforms should be chasing?

If you already are a DIY investor, you probably know it. Somebody will have called you by that name, and maybe you call yourself by it. if you're not a DIY Investor, please don't think of trying it out until you've rtresearchedt, know what it is and have decided it could be a good strategy for you to try out.

We're talking about DIY investing today because we think the UK crowdfunding scene could be a place where DIY investors could feel at home. The way the sector has developed so far, it's not really suitable for passive investors, who want to put money into something and leave it there (although there are managed funds avialable.) But if you're the kind of investor who enjoys reading and thinking and learning, and doesn't care much for the words of advisers, you may find that equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are a valuable addition to your portfolio, and a profitable pastime.  organised and  

With that in mind, here are three recent pieces we've enjoyed, that made us think, about about the appeal of crowdfunding to DIY investors, and vice versa.

The Resort Crowd have a short introduction to DIY investing that focuses on why taking control of your investments could help you secure better returns. See, this path is not without effort. It may not be right for you. 

;BondMason want you to think about The 5 Rs of DIY Investing:

  • Risk
  • Return
  • Review
  • Rebalance
  • Relax

If that list makes you say "Ah, Yes!" or "Are you sure?" (both of which begin with R) we recommend you read the whole piece.

Finally, Financial Thing talks you through what you pay for when you pay a financial adviser, and why you might decide you feel better off without one.