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Note: this article is not a recommendation to make an investment. It is simply an update from an AT contributor that we do sometimes follow our own advice and ideas.

As regular readers of the site will know, our superb Editor, Stuart Fieldhouse (who is currently sunning himself in Croatia at time of writing, although it’s blazing hot here in sunny Cambridgeshire, with the mercury nudging 31C today) writes a piece that gets me thinking. That’s not to say that all his pieces don’t get me thinking … dear me. What is it that they say about if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging, right?

Anyway. Stuart recently wrote a piece on Dabbl , a brilliant new app that allows you to simply take a picture of whatever it is you’re interested in, and you can then use your smartphone and the Dabbl app to invest directly in that company.

Now, as it turns out, I know the man behind Dabbl, a certain Mark Ackred, and he’s been an admittedly loose friend of mine for some time since I met him at a financial marketing conference in Hong Kong, if memory serves. Or it might have been London. Or possibly both. Anyway, the evening flowed (along with the alcohol), and Mark and I became friends of a sort. I’ve not seen him for about nine months, and no doubt the next time will be when I run into him at the bar at the forthcoming November 2018 Finance Magnates London conference that I usually attend (are we attending en masse, chaps?), but I decided that, for once, I should put my money where my mouth is and actually invest in Dabbl through Seedr, a crowdfunding platform where Dabbl is listed.

So, this morning I took the plunge and gave Mark some of my hard-earned cash. Not a huge amount, I’ll admit, but we can’t go around shouting about these new ways of investing as we do here at The Armchair Trader, and then not practice what we preach.


So, fingers crossed and I for one am wishing Mark and all the crew at Dabbl the very best of success.

Please note this article does not constitute investment advice. Investors are encouraged to do their own research beforehand or consult a professional advisor.

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Matt Vann

Matt has been trading for over a decade, trading with various forms of Futures, Spread Betting and occassionally, CFDs. He'll trade limited markets including Indices, Currencies and selected Commodities such as Silver and Natural Gas.

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