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Real Name: Ben Hobson

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Twitter: @BenJamesHobson

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About Me:

Strategies Editor at Stockopedia. My goal is to help private investors learn and invest with confidence through the articles, ebooks and other resources we publish on site. I also occasionally bunk off to interview famous investors at expensive restaurants. I studied History at Aberystwyth University, trained as a journalist and covered business news and corporate finance before settling in as one of the first staff members at Stockopedia.  Away from Stockopedia I'm a mountain bike junkie.



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The Alternative Investment Market has been storming ahead over the past year. But there’s no hiding from the fact that 46 of its companies went bust or otherwise failed in 2016. That flow of disappointments is a reminder of just how risky AIM can be. AIM is London’s junior market for (mostly) small growth companies. Last year the All-Share index rose by more than 14.3%,…

2016 was a tale of two halves for the 60 guru-inspired investment strategies tracked by Stockopedia. A year earlier, growth strategies had been the big winners in a flat market, but that changed in 2016. For a start, there was a revival in natural resources sectors that spurred the performance of value strategies. But then came the EU referendum, after which index valuations took off…

Political surprises at home and abroad caused moments of fear and elation in the stock market in 2016. But while commentators and forecasters were confounded by events, markets took them in their stride. All the main indices saw positive gains, with the best performances by the FTSE 100 and FTSE SmallCap.In between the volatility caused by the EU referendum and US presidential election, we had…

Back in 1972, Yale Hirsch did a huge favour for investment writers everywhere. In his research for the Stock Trader’s Almanac, he discovered the existence of the Santa Rally - and it’s been a indulgent source of Christmas-inspired stories ever since. Over several decades, the myth that markets generally rise through the second half of December has never gone away - and it’s not the…

In September 2016, the value of dividends paid out by UK quoted companies since 2000 broke the £1 trillion barrier. Back in 2000, £42bn found its way back into the pockets of investors, and that’s expected to rise to £82.5bn in 2016. As a result, the second trillion barrier will probably be broken within the next 10 years. But that doesn’t mean life will be…



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Hi, thanks, it's a good question - really hoping to have the interview done soon (although there's always a chance of some unforeseen problem).

Morning! We'll shortly be making it clear at the top of the report (I don't want to go editing Graham's work - he's got enough to worry about without me deleting his copy)... Paul's away this week, but with his help we've managed to get Graham to fill in. So, he's a guest editor this week. It's not an easy task, so I'm sure he'd…

Thanks guys! Great questions - I'm feeling the pressure with this one!

Thanks very much to everyone who contributed questions. I met with Gervais today, we covered lots of stuff and I'll get it all written up and cleared as soon as I can! Ben

Hi Mayn, No, the the transcriber was pretty rapid! Just waiting for the ok (there's a lot on it) - fingers crossed it won't be long.

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