If children and kids were allowed to invest on stocks and shares supported by their own research and justification, they will be more successful that any fund manager in the world. They basically posses the spirit of Hakuna Matata with no worries on the investment they commit to.
As of 24th July 2017; Apple is $150.27, Facebook is $164.43, Microsoft is $73.79 and Google $993.84 each shares. Owning each of these shares today could cost more than $1400. Tech stocks are the hottest stocks to own since 2012 and still climbing since President Trump took the hot seat. There is definitely no slowing down for these technology stocks.
It has been difficult trying to own defensive shares for this year (2017) as it is ‘bull’ market with greater than 25 PE ratio for most popular shares on the FTSE. I am not venturing into the US defensive shares because they are too expensive to own at my intended portfolio budget for any dividend reinvestment.