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Real Name: Michael Broom Smith

Occupation: Company Director, Private Investor

Interests: Stocks, US Market

Location: Herefordshire

Twitter: mbroomsmith

About Me:

I have been running my ski holiday business (Purple Ski) for 25 years and started with £3.57 in the bank, which for me shows that a buy and hold philosophy can work! I split my time between Meribel and Herefordshire.

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... years
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... important, but not beyond 10 positions

Still learning and have been reading voraciously for the past two or three years to educate myself but still feel I have a long way to go. However I am a definite fan of Warren Buffet and think that his philosophy is the right one but have recently become enthusiatic about Slater's Zulu principle.

Diversification is important but not beyond 15 to 20 positions


High end luxury ski chalet business in Meribel

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Hi Paul Thanks for a great column. Good luck with the giving up coffee, just watch out for the headaches! I think I would struggle with giving up coffee, but went plant based (apart from the odd egg) about 6 years ago and have pretty much given up alcohol (I think something like 60% of ceo's of s&up 500 are teetotal) and it works for…

Thanks John. I don't think that is for me but if you have found it works for you..... Kind regards Michael

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