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Diversification is ... a hedge for ignorance

I use a mixture of dart throwing and technical analysis to identify undervalued stocks, and mesmerism to increase their prices. I had unmatched success with this combination, from march to september 2009.

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You have probably wondered about the truth of the claim that Southern entrepreneurs - and the businesses they run - are shifty, unscrupulous and two-faced. We need take nobody's word for it because the data is available. Let's investigate!I got hold of a list of the postcodes of HQs of all the firms on the market, converted them into Latitude and Longitude, and merged this…

I took an accounting course a while ago, and partly for fun the professor described a forensic accounting technique, which I've been mulling over. In the spirit of Christmas, that time of year when we give away useless stuff to people we barely know, I thought I'd contribute the findings to the investing public. You can read about Benford's law on wikipedia. The article there…

You won't find anything new or unexpected in this piece - it will only confirm some common observations.I got interested in those network visualisations you see sometimes, and resolved to make one. As a slave to Twitter, and follower of some of this site's regulars, I thought mapping PI Twitter was a project. It's made with R and Gephi.First thing is to know what I'm…

There's much disappointment about the lack of an article on BooHoo today, so I'm going to step in. Prepare to be further underwhelmed. I'm wanted to see how BOO compared to Asos subsequent to the launch of Boo's app, and you can get the data to do this: a moving average of web traffic from and app downloads from I only have the…

Here are some graphs: they show a bunch of companies placed according to the automatically generated Earnings-Power (vertical-axis) and Graham valuations (horizontal) from this site. EPV is supposed to consider the firm as it stands today, Graham as the firm it will grow into. AIUI. Overvalued is top left, Undervalued bottom right. No particular rationale for the choices of firms: some are people's picks for…

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RhomboidI'm a holder who didn't read the admission document quite so carefully - even if I had got down into (what I will still call) the weeds (LTIPs etc) I wouldn't have got the wind up: I was, and still am, going with the bigger picture (the stock's dreaded story) of more infrastructure getting squeezed on to increasingly crowded & less favourable land, and needing…

Very interesting piece of research. Folk wisdom gives way to data-backed rules. You might I suppose put a new line on your master stockrank chart for the cohort of firms with top quality/momentum but less than maximum value rank. Not wanting to sound greedy, but immediately sounding greedy, can you consider repeating this kind of study for new flotations? I think it would be interestinng…

Gattaca Gattaca (LON:GATC) was being discussed last week: they were, in the webcast, pretty optimistic about US expansion, & seemed to be ready and organized. Infrastructure is going to be a priority for the Donald - out of necessity and out of personal interest. £MAGA

The important thing is to leverage the amount of entertainment you get from a gamble. As with shopping it's more about the desire than the ownership, so a punt on, say, an election outcome made 3 months out, even on the outsider, is going to provide a lot of interest. (I have £5 on Evan McMullin. 2000:1!) A punt on a story stock which gives…

I heard Christopher Mills talk at the UKIP conference - some kind of economic spokesman. Spoke really interestingly about housing (hes on the board at Gleeson) amongst other things. The other firms at which he sits looked speculative, on stockopedia's pages at least, but that's interesting to hear that he has a reputatoin for astuteness.

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