A second year student studying finance at the University of Birmingham; achieved a first in year 1. Investing since 18, I generated a 30% profit on cost from positions bought and sold between April 2012 and November 2012 on my UK equity based portfolio. This was at a time when the FTSE 100 was flat. Large positions in Barclays following the LIBOR scandal and BAE Systems (merger chatter) brought the bulk of profits. I have decided to give 10% of the profits to a cancer charity because it is a cause close to my heart and in a fortunate position, being able to invest. Current UK portfolio - Long term dividend growth stocks that have a 5 year time horizon US portfolio - I decided to invest on a monthly basis in Apple Inc between January and March 2013 after proprietary research.