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Real Name: Patrick Leahy

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Interests: Property, Stocks

Location: London

Twitter: pmrleahy

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I am a young private investor; it's a hobby for me. Full-time I am the head of a policy and communications team for a medical royal college.


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2015: 4.2%

2014: 25.2%

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I've been taking a look at Blancco Technology (LON:BLTG) recently as I spotted that it's growing quite fast with some further near-term opportunities for growth. It primarily does data erasure and, to a lesser extent, mobile diagnostics. This is not a sector I know a lot about although most investors will be familiar with the recent 'right to be forgotten' EU/Google case as a high…

Hi, Can anyone recommend a good RNS alerts service? I was using but they seem to have stopped adding new shares and when I emailed them to request adding them my email bounces back! Hopefully this doesn't break any stockopedia editorial rules by discussing other services. I also tried using the londonstockexchange email service but that doesn't seem to work properly. Ideas appreciated!

I think NAHL (LON:NAH) looks interesting, especially after recent falls. I am currently a holder. It is cheap (p/e of 6-7) and currently trading on a 9% dividend. The business is also easy to understand.However, there are a number of risks to the business which is why it will probably only be a small, short-term holding for me. The biggest of these are proposed regulatory…

I thought I'd start a thread for people to share their thoughts on the one or two shares they think look great value at the moment. I'm partly doing this for selfish reasons as I am struggling to find shares I am interested in right now! I've entitled this 'Bargain Basement Shares' because my strategy is tilted towards value, but I'd also be interested to…

SummaryWith Flybe (LON:FLYB) share price flying low at 54p I've decided to take a closer look at whether it is worth investing in this budget airline. Paul Scott is also long on this share and his comments are definitely worth reading too. This is a turnaround business. In particular they are trying to stop losing money on their remaining Ejets and once cheaper fuel flows…

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There's an interesting article in the FT this week indicating that Purplebricks (LON:PURP) is now not far behind Countrywide (LON:CWD). The newspaper said a bank analysis shows Purplebricks with a market share of 3.3 per cent of properties marked ‘sold subject to contract’ while Countrywide’s many brands have 4.5 per cent between them. This shows Purplebricks (LON:PURP) is on course to soon become the…

Thanks for covering IQE (LON:IQE) Paul which has significantly recovered at 9am. I wonder if IQE spiked down on retail investors reading the headlines but not the detail and maybe banking profits after a decent recent run? Apparently there is an in-person investor update later this morning so there may be revised broker targets issued later. The photonics growth looks promising. I don't understand the…

Paul - some news about Purplebricks (LON:PURP) from the Australian Financial Review: It's already completed 435 sales in its first six months in Australia which sounds very promising. It says "Purplebricks is expanding at a faster rate in Australia than it did when it launched in the UK three years ago."

I was a regular user of one in Stockwell, London. It was a big gym and it was great. They had a vast range of equipment, it was always clean, friendly place to workout, cheaper than the £54 a month gym nearby. The downside was it was often super busy during peak hours - you'd often have to queue to use equipment! Location is quite…

FYI there is a webinar with the CEO of Blancco Technology (LON:BLTG) on Thursday - might be a good opportunity to raise some of the issues in this thread:

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