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Occupation: Company Director

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... years
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
Half portfolio is a High Yield Portfolio. The other half is mainly smaller value-type stocks with growth potential.

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I have exactly the same approach, letting cash from dividends and takeovers (where I will either take the cash or sell the shares in the acquiring company depending upon terms) accumulate until something screams at me to buy it. It's served me well over the years - I'm about 10% a year ahead of my selected benchmark ( for each of the past 6 or…

10/10 for effort. At least you were trying to add some value and not just asking for somebody's opinion on a share you own! Although the fact that RBG wasn't under discussion (we should try to keep this relevant to the shares of each day and not just shares Paul and Graham are interested in) and the fact that you got the location wrong mean…

My approach to resources stocks is really simple. When RDSB goes below about £14 for whatever reason, I buy a load. If it goes below £12 I'll really tuck in. When it goes above £22 I sell half. In the meantime I trouser the dividends that come in. I have a similar strategy for BP and a couple of the more sensible and established big…

I've replied in another thread, but Jocasta and Tarquin's mum and dad ain't able or willing to support them in their desire to juxtapose Byzantine History with Welding any more. It's the squeezed middle again. If one of mine comes to me and asks me to fund them doing some such nonsense they'll get short shrift. I am not an outlier in this. I see…

I would also say that setting aside the foreign student aspect, it is becoming less and less appealing to spend 3 years accumulating 50k of debt for a degree in media studies or whatever. Increasing numbers of my peers kids (bright and very able kids) are shunning university and just going out there and getting on with life. Sure, there are still lots of degrees…

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