David Loses Money

Tracking my adventures in making money without earning it

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Getting Started

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The first thing I ever bought was Virgin Blue in 2008. I used to get paid every fortnight, and had to pay rent every month – which meant that one or two times a year there’d be a pay cycle that didn’t involve rent or other monthly expenses. Normally I ended up living pay to pay, but somehow I’d ended up with some cash left over for a change.

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Recent Trades [August 2021]

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I’ve done an abnormally large amount of trades in the past few weeks – mainly as a result of:

  1. Lockdown hitting Sydney so there’s nothing else to spend money on for the next few months.
  2. A lot of holiday refund money coming into my bank account.

I think I’m about tapped out for the rest of the month, but we’ll see – I’m still trying to chase down about $1,000 in ski season pass refunds, and if that ever comes through I’ll probably dump it on Boeing.

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The Story So Far

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Okay, so some backstory. But not like, heaps, that can go in another post. This is just the past few years so you know where I’m currently at. I’ve been trading on and off since 2009, but never really started investing seriously until 2018. In those 9 years I managed to get my head a bit more above water financially, so these days I usually have money left over each pay, which I then throw into investments and see what happens. You can find out more about me on this About Me page.

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David Loses Money Tracking my adventures in making money without earning it

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