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ericb 10th Jun '15 10 of 29

In reply to post #100801

Would be nice of you to state your position at Vox if you are plugging it, Martin Luke Chief Executive Officer at Vox Markets, in accordance with your aims:
Professional market participants applying their high ethical standards to encourage reasoned debate and quality content.

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carmensfella 10th Jun '15 11 of 29

EricB...I think you are being a bit harsh on Martin there. He has offered a service that is freely available for private investors and fully answered the question about broker notes from another poster. He mentioned that the site was still in Beta testing and unlikely to be hard launched until September so it was clear Martin was knowledgable and linked to Vox.
I personally battle to have as much information as possible freely available to individual investors and not just institutions including company presentations, broker research and notes so when someone appears to be helping and on our side I think it is good to encourage them.
Vox Markets presented at the recent Mello workshop event in Peterborough and Martin helped by hosting two workshops so many here will know him.


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Damian Cannon 10th Jun '15 12 of 29

In reply to post #100815

I tend to agree David, and I like the Vox site, but I think that Martin would be sensible to make his connection explicit in the future. Not to do so invites comment and more transparency is always better in these circumstances.

That said I think that Vox Markets is a potentially game-changing site for private investors in terms of providing access to hard-to-find information.


NB I have no connection with Vox other than as a satisfied customer!

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00mrmark00 10th Jun '15 13 of 29

In reply to post #100801

Thanks Martin, I'll check it out. Cheers Mark

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herbie47 10th Jun '15 14 of 29

In reply to post #100807

The only problem with SCVR videos is there is no indication on here about them. Say I was to look at WYG there is no link or anything to say see Paul's SCVR dated 9/6/15 on youtube.

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rick 10th Jun '15 15 of 29

In reply to post #100848

Good point herbie. Having a historical paper trail is very useful.

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colinhow 10th Jun '15 16 of 29

We really do need better input interfaces for computers!

Two things have really sorted out my RSI though:
- upright mouse (I'm a fan of both Evoluent VerticalMouse and M618 (cheaper))
- daily forearm stretches (you think they're not doing anything, but they are. The key is doing them every day)

The upright mouse required the least amount of re-adjustment of familiarity with normal mouse. This page provides a good overview: http://www.republicoft.com/2010/10/20/evolving-the-perfect-mouse/.

It took about a year but now it has almost completely gone away, and my computer usage has not dropped significantly.

Hope it helps :)

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JollyBiologist 10th Jun '15 17 of 29

Hi Paul. Very sorry to hear about RSI. Have you tried speech recognition software? Dragon naturally speaking is, despite the name, an excellent product - very easy to learn and use and can save you hours of typing. Saved my tendons over the years...

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Ramridge 10th Jun '15 18 of 29

Hi Paul -
Re. Boohoo.Com (LON:BOO) I am also a great fan of BOO and hold a long position. I believe this share has got legs and I'll most probably top up when there is a pull back.

Without re-opening the debate of StockRanks and how useful they are, I am curious to know why BOO's StockRank is a lowly 28 (V=19, Q = 86, M=7) ?

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Daniel Neale 10th Jun '15 19 of 29

Hi Paul,

Is there evidence of continued use of Vloggers by Boohoo or was it just more of a one off thing? Also what's to stop the competition using them as well? These people represent a great way for other companies to get low cost marketing, avoiding the expensive sunk costs of advertising that you said might prevent competition from entering the market.
Of course there is also the argument that Boohoo already faces huge competition, not just from ASOS, but from all the other retail clothing stores that are expanding or improving their online offering, and might struggle to maintain market share versus other brands like H&M, Zara, or Uniqlo for example.

I should mentioned that I do actually agree with you that Boohoo looks like a company with great potential, I'm just picking my brain for the bear case...
I definitely do think that the launch of their app should be a huge step forward.

On a completely separate side note, I for one would love it if here on Stockopedia you started a Richard Beddard style portfolio of all the shares that you think are buying opportunities etc. Thoughts on this?

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whitepjs 10th Jun '15 20 of 29

In reply to post #100801

Hi Martin

Prompted by your post I registered, but I'm struggling to find any broker notes. There's lots of useful info, but then that info is already here on Stockopedia and on other free sites. Am I missing something, or is the extra stuff due to be added when the site goes properly live?



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Paul Scott 10th Jun '15 21 of 29

In reply to post #100848

Hi Herbie,

OK I've fixed this problem. As from today, I will put in a Tag into the written SCVR which will link in the companies that I report on in the day's video too. Plus I'll mention at the end of each report which companies are in that day's video.

Obviously I can only do this near the end of the day, once the video is live, and the written report is also finished. But it should now pull all the content together, so that you can easily search for video comments from me, as well as written comments.

There are also now links in the YouTube videos, in the description section, where you can click to go direct to my comments on a particular company.

Cheers, Paul.

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herbie47 10th Jun '15 22 of 29

In reply to post #100876

Thanks Paul that is great. End of day is not a problem as long as when I click on discuss on the StockReport it comes up.

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herbie47 10th Jun '15 23 of 29

In reply to post #100861

I think its many to do with sp movement, if you compare it with £ASOS, which has V 8, Q 81, M 85 SR 60 you can see Boo is higher apart from momentum. Boo sp has halved since Sept 19th. Ok its probably not as simple as that. If you do a comparison with Asos its quite interesting apart from the share price Boo is rated higher in nearly everything else. I sold Asos and I'm in Boo now. Oh I think value looks high because its sector is mainly high street retailers. StockRanks are very useful but there are a few anomalies.

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martinluke 11th Jun '15 24 of 29

In reply to post #100875

Hi David,

It depends how you have registered, if (as I suspect) you have registered as a everyday investor then unfortunately due to "the financial promotions act", retail clients are not allowed access to broker notes and we therefore have to hide these from view. The act, in my mind is a ridiculous one but our hands are tied on this issue and if we were lax on this then our partners (i.e. the broker) would stop providing the information/notes.



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martinluke 11th Jun '15 25 of 29

In reply to post #100810


I apologies if you think i was not being transparent, it certainly wasn't my aim, although you are correct I should have stated that in the post. My aim was to help provide access to information to a fellow investor and certainly not to hoodwink anyone.



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Ramridge 11th Jun '15 26 of 29

Interesting review of Boohoo.Com (LON:BOO) by Tempus in the Times today 11/6.
He generally likes the company, but "Given the importance of summer trading, this looks too early to buy. "
His advice is to avoid as it is too soon since profit warning.

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cig 11th Jun '15 27 of 29

In reply to post #100852

Another mouse that's good for RSI sufferers: http://www.swiftpoint.com/ It's easy to get used to and portable.

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Paul Scott 11th Jun '15 28 of 29

Thanks for the suggestions re vertical mouse to alleviate my RSI. I've just ordered two - for Hove and London, so hopefully they will make things a bit easier.

Regards, Paul.

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colinhow 12th Jun '15 29 of 29

Hope it helps Paul. Just to manage your expectations though it took quite a while to have an impact for me, about a year I think. Now though I couldn't be happier :)

Cig, re swiftpoint very interesting, I haven't seen that one before, thank you.

Edit: incidentally the forearm stretches are really key too, especially the ones on this page: 


They are very easy to do anywhere (on the train, watching TV, in meetings ;) etc. )

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I trained as an accountant with a Top 5 firm, but that was so boring that I spent too much time in the 1990s being a disco bunny, and busting moves on the dancefloor, and chilling out with mates back at either my house or theirs, and having a lot of fun!Then spent 8 years as FD for a ladieswear retail chain called "Pilot", leaving on great terms in 2002 - having been a key player in growing the business 10 fold. If the truth be told, I partied pretty hard at the weekends too, so bank reconciliations on Monday mornings were more luck than judgement!! But they were always correct.I got bored with that and decided to become a professional small caps investor in 2002. I made millions, but got too cocky, and lost the lot in 2008, due to excessive gearing. A miserable, wilderness period occurred from 2008-2012.Since then, the sun has begun to shine again! I am now utterly briliant again, and immerse myself in small caps, and am a walking encyclopedia on the subject. I love writing a daily report for Stockopedia.com on most weekday mornings, constantly researching daily results & trading updates for small caps. Cheese! more »


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