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Real Name: Ben Hobson

Occupation: Journalist

Interests: Stocks

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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There’s a typically fearless comment in Warren Buffett’s latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, where he says: “Every decade or so, dark clouds will fill the economic skies, and they will briefly rain gold. When downpours of that sort occur, it’s imperative that we rush outdoors carrying washtubs, not teaspoons.” Buffett was referring to the sorts of buying opportunities that come up when markets face…

ISA season and the new tax year are as good a time as any for a spot of portfolio spring cleaning. But in making the decisions to add new positions and cut back others, there are potential pitfalls to be aware of. Billions of years of evolution have wired humans to think and act in certain ways - but they’re not always well suited to…

Fast growing small-cap stocks have been in great demand since last summer. Some share prices have been electrified in the upbeat conditions - rewarding those who invested in what were hidden gems. Growth stocks often fly when confidence is high. In the run up to ISA season this year it’s likely that these blistering gains will be catching the attention of investors looking to deploy…

When you’re trying to interview a man with a deadline to write a book, finding a convenient time isn’t easy. When that man is Mark Minervini, whose hectic days are split between trading and finishing his eagerly-awaited new investing guide – Think and Trade Like a Champion – the pressure’s even worse. When I finally managed to catch him - one evening after the market…

The rise of the FTSE 100 has captured the financial headlines in 2017. But while many blue-chips have done well, that performance has been more than matched right through to the smallest end of the market. In fact there have been some stunning small-cap returns over the past year - especially on the Alternative Investment Market.For onlookers, this surging pace could at first seem a…



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Hey Ram, That book is what's causing me all the trouble! But I think I've managed to pin him down now. Interview is scheduled for next week (add a little bit for clearance) - and it shouldn't be long. Cheers, Ben

Hi finchy, I asked TD Direct and they do Ozzy shares in a JISA, but the catch is that you may need an account with them yourself. My kids have got AJ Bell Youinvest JISAs. I asked the question, and you can get Australian shares with them but with a minimum order of £10,000 via telephone dealing (+£30) and plus 1% forex. Make of that…

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…

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