Occupation: Academic, Analyst, Blogger, Consultant, Private Investor

Interests: Economics, Stocks

Location: London

Fantasy Fund: Trigger14's Fund

About Me:

I am a 'quality' investor - I try to invest in the best companies for the long term. I also try to exploit momentum.

I have recently started writing a blog to track my progress as an investor: Quality Share Surfer

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... years
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... important, but not beyond 10 positions
My strategy is focussed primarily on exploiting two complementary factors in combination: a) the tendency for high quality defensive compounders to outperform over time and b) the tendency of shares with momentum to continue to do well. You could call me a 'quality' investor. See more at my blog (link above)


 Quality Share Surfer is a quality investing blog

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It's hard to value a business that is growing so quickly, but it is possible to do some sensitivity analysis around what sort of growth rates might be implied by the current valuation. This is fairly inaccurate and very sensitive to assumptions you put in, but playing around with some of the valuation tools in stockopedia (I like the Graham rule of thumb because it…

I think you are spot on with your analysis of the risks facing Revolution Bars (LON:RBG). I think most would do a lot better by focussing relatively more on the quality of the business than on its 'fundamental valuation' - how much more should you pay for a business that is more certain of steady growth over the long term than one that faces risks…

Following Stephen's comments, I would also say that having a systematic mechanical trading strategy that exploits momentum by holding and adding to 'winners' (I.e. rising price) and cutting losers quickly can mean you make money even if you are wrong about your picks most of the time. This is because the size of your gains when you are right will be much greater than the…

Graham, if you don't mind my asking, why do you run a portfolio that you describe as 'recklessly undiversified'? Is it just because you want to take a lot of risk or do you actually think it is not as reckless as you suggest? I ask because I've been thinking about my own diversification recently and have come to the view that: A) I don't…

All of the stockranks are just statistical indicators based on historic information of whether a share is likely to do well rather than measures of any objective truth. 'Fundamentals' are not the be-all and end-all - they are severely limited as they are backwards looking! To actually predict whether a share price will do well you also need to predict the future to some extent.…

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