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Real Name: Ben Hobson

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Interests: Stocks

Twitter: @BenJamesHobson

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Strategies Editor at Stockopedia. Writer, Editor & Investment Strategies Analysis. Test driving and telling the world about the awesome stock market investing tools and resources at Stockopedia. Helping Stockopedia subscribers take control, invest with confidence, beat the market and sleep soundly at night.

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Dividend strategies occupy a unique space in the stock market. Unlike most investing styles, they generally prioritise the yield on a share rather than pinning all their expectations on a rising price. Part of the attraction of this approach is that it can help to ride out bouts of market volatility. If the market dips and prices fall, the dividends from those shares should largely…

Ahead of taking him to lunch at his favourite restaurant, I’d agreed to meet Robbie Burns at his office (a second home) on the banks of the Thames in west London. It later transpires that the place has been be a pretty smart speculation in London’s booming property market. But after a couple of hours with him it’s clear that like a lot of things,…

Back in 2012, shares in the media company Trinity Mirror looked surprisingly cheap given the amount of cash the business was throwing off. Despite its outdated business model, the newspaper publisher was still managing to juggle a high level of debt and a troublesome pension deficit. But what was more concerning was its seeming inability to adapt to a digital age. Investors were nervous about…

Robbie Burns - the Naked Trader - is a man that tends to avoid doing interviews. But with lots of flattery, arm-twisting and the promise of lunch at his favourite restaurant, I’ll be talking to him tomorrow, Wednesday, 20 January. Robbie occupies a rare space in investing. His easy-going approach has won him a huge number of followers, and his growth-oriented investment style has given…

This time last year we looked back on 12 months that had dragged down a number of the 60 or so GuruModel investing strategies that we track at Stockopedia. Markets drifted through 2014, causing some of the approaches inspired by the legends of finance to struggle. But it was all change in 2015; parts of the market did well and that was a big boost…

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Hey Grindertrader, thank you. Yeah, I think stop losses is a very big topic to get him talking about. Great question - cheers!

Ben, at this rate I'll be taking you with me. Thanks so much - this is really useful stuff.

Hi snorkel, Thanks so much for detailing your thought process, it's really interesting to hear. I'm not an expert on Dart, and as you say there has been a lot of commentary about it. But one of the things that strikes me from an investment perspective is that I think I'd prefer to be aligned with where Dart has positioned itself in the market, as…

Hey Ram,Thank you.Yep, I'm with you on that. If you can find a good management team then that is a real plus. Although that reminds me of a Buffett quote: "I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will." We need to introduce some sort of management rank !!Ben

Hi Ian, Absolutely. I think the really interesting thing about momentum is the deep roots it has in investor behaviour. On the subject of feeling uneasy, our tracking of strong momentum / attractive value stocks (VM Rank) has been really strong over the past couple of years or so. There are hedge funds that essentially apply the same rules and do well out of it.…

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