My investment and later also trading career started right after my 18th birthday, so more than 20 years ago. In the beginning I just put my savings into some well known German stocks. Later I learned more about stock market and also made experiences in trading leveraged products like certificates and CFDs. It is no surprise that I'm fascinated about anaylsing individual companies and their business strategy as well as market developments since I have got a master degree in business administration and economics. But I also believe it can be reasonable to invest in ETFs to cover specific markets, where it is difficult to invest in single shares or where your expertise is limited.