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“Invest and Forget”: Meet Popular Investor Anna Rozanska

Updated: Apr 20




Anna Rozanska has two pieces of advice for you: “don’t panic and be patient.” As an eToro Popular Investor, known on the platform by her name pandabossanna, she sticks to a long-term investment strategy of dollar cost averaging and diversification. If you are thinking of copying her, prepare to “invest and forget” as she recommends copiers stick with her for at least 12 months. Anna likes exploring new cultures, visiting beautiful places and animals. Check out our interview with Anna below.

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Tell us a little about yourself!

I was born in Poland and moved to the UK with my parents when I was 8 years old. Now, after 22 years in the UK, I’m planning to move back to Poland soon!


I originally wanted to be a psychologist, but somehow ended up working in finance as it turned out to be what I was good at!


I’ve travelled a lot throughout the years, and I hope to see even more of the world now that things are returning to normal. I absolutely love exploring new cultures and visiting beautiful places.


I also love animals and I do a lot of volunteer work for them such as raising money for shelters, or volunteering at one!


Tell us about your financial background.

I started studying accounting in college, and subsequently became a fully chartered management accountant with CIMA. This is where I had my first real exposure to markets and reading and analysing financial statements.


However, it wasn’t until many years later, when I embraced the concept of financial independence that I became interested in actually investing myself! Until then, the concept was quite scary as I had no idea where to even start.


Once I got started with a simple ETF investment, I began learning more and more about investments, doing research online and reading lots of books.


Currently, I’m working towards a CISI qualification so that I can become a chartered wealth manager.


What is your strategy and have you changed it recently to adapt to the volatile markets? Where do you do your research?


My strategy involves dollar-cost averaging of the following:


ETFs: The largest part of my investments are based on ETFs such as the S&P500 for stable returns that align with the stock market.


Dividend stocks: A large portion of investments in dividend-paying stocks


Growth stocks: Some growth stocks (such as Tesla), which target higher returns


Crypto: A small percentage in well-known cryptocurrencies.


I also aim to diversify into multiple sectors as I think it’s really important to cover your bases — usually at least one sector does well while the rest of the market collapses in a downturn (i.e., healthcare during a pandemic etc).


I haven’t changed my strategy for the volatile markets, as the whole point of dollar cost averaging for me is that I don’t have to think about timing the market or changing strategies.


I do my research across multiple platforms such as Simply Wall Street, Yahoo Finance, TipRanks, eToro, and Genuine Impact.


Which assets or industries do you have your eye on now?

I’m cautiously keeping an eye on the companies that are players within the Metaverse concept. I think over time, this will become a huge part of our reality.


Healthcare is also high on my list of things to keep an eye on, because most healthcare companies are constantly evolving and adapting to medical needs — but mainly, because we have an aging population, so healthcare will (in my view) become more and more important over time.


What was your favourite trade over the past 12 months?

My least favourite trade over the past year was a risky crypto investment — I strayed from my own strategy and decided to invest in a very high-risk crypto. I lost the whole investment! It was a good lesson though.


What is your long-term trading goal?

I would like to have enough invested so that work is optional for me. I don’t want to stop working, I just want to choose where/when I work!


Any message to copiers or potential copiers? Please don’t panic, and be patient! My strategy is a long-term one; it’s meant to be an “invest and forget” investment, so if you are checking it constantly and worrying, then I’m probably not the one for you to copy.


Do some research on how the market is doing generally before you judge someone you are copying, and try to avoid panic selling in the red. For example, the markets are really suffering right now due to the unstable situation in Ukraine, so a lot of investors have been in the red in January and February — it doesn’t mean they are bad investors! It just means the markets are down. 🙂


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