Agreed with all of the previous answers. If youre less experienced, i'd either choose a robot or just put it in a widely diversified ETF (MCSI global). Additionally, look in to what you can save and add on top monthly to your 30k. You should use the time reading up and take up on paper trading to know your way around. Go to the libary and start reading - What a boring option, but it does save you money on buing books tho. If you really insist in investing actively, only do so with 30% of your money (Depending on your age) and go for some value stock. I just discovered that IBKR is able to also setup portfolios you can just throw money add once you finished building it up. Main thing, Save, read and practice.