Welcome to CONKERS’ CORNER. In this interview I have the pleasure of speaking with Diana E Patterson @dianaepatterson.

Diana, initially worked as a Student Nurse and progressed to Ward Sister as well as being an Examiner for the General Nursing Council. Diana eventually swapped what she calls “psychic wages for the highly paid legal profession”.

However, what Diana sought was “Financial Freedom” so she made the huge switch to investing. Diana has more than 30 years of investing knowledge and describes her methodology as “buying counter-intuitively into Bear markets”. The Sunday Times “Rich List” has numerous individuals (from old and new money) who have accumulated their wealth through investments in property. Few however were investing in FTSE listed House Builders at their nadir during the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis. Fewer still gained their financial freedom by investing in the Construction Sector when those stocks were “penny stocks” and were yielding more than 12%. Many of Diana’s investments went onto increase in value more than 1000% and interestingly, today
Diana still has some of those stocks in her long-term portfolio. Listen now to gain insights into how Diana invests and learn from the lessons in her investing journey.

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