Master Investor Show

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Master investor Show is on April 6th.. here's a code for free tickets from Moneyweek magazine. 

Claim up to 2 free tickets (worth £20 each) using code MONEYWEEK01

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jonesj 22nd Mar 1 of 10

Also, one week earlier is the UK INVESTOR show in Westminster.

Free tickets for Sharesoc members,  Everyone else can probably find a code for free tickets in 2 minutes (google). I won't quote a code, as these things come & go.

I generally find the UK Investor show to be the better of the 2 events..

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skinner66 22nd Mar 2 of 10

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Anne Carter 23rd Mar 3 of 10

I looked at these two shows but Master Investor only had three listed companies exhibiting and the UK one had about 70 but unfortunately when I checked the stockranks for nearly all of them they were extremely low indeed so probably very low quality or uninvestible and none paid dividends to shareholders !? Not what I would be looking for to invest in at all.

These shows are therefore full of unlisted or highly speculative, risky investment ideas for gamblers not investors. I think Stockopedia readers who are generally sensible and rational investors deserve better and to offer us a Moneyweek code is a further insult ?

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InvestorJohn 23rd Mar 4 of 10

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I had noticed the same Anne mostly junior resource stocks but I wouldn't mind hearing some of the speakers like Mark Slater for example... but as I am based in Northern Ireland I will hardly bother.

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mmarkkj777 23rd Mar 5 of 10

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Hi Ann,

Whilst I would agree that the majority of the companies at the UK Investor show are of low quality listed companies, there are usually a few good ones. The hard truth is the revenue from these exibitors probably pays for the show and allows it to be free for most attendees.

I think most Stocko users would be able to tell the difference. Stocko even did a directory at the last show, providing the stockranks and a page of detail of all companies at the show.

The talks are actually, really quite good. I especially enjoy Mark Slater (son of Jim, of Zulu fame) and his advice is definately geared for investors.

Gamblers/investors. You will have to explain the difference to me sometime. What is the level of risk where you draw the line and make the distinction? We all like to think they are very different, but are they really?  Possibly only fixed interest.

Skinner, not Stocko posted this thread and kindly pointed out that people can attend for free (as did Jones J).

I can't see any insult (with the possible exception of people's intelligence being insulted by the assumption that Stocko members cant see when a company at a show is not an investment for them).

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jonesj 23rd Mar 6 of 10

Firstly, Stockopedia readers can work out for themselves if it is worth attending. Those who see no benefit at all from attending can stop reading right here and don't have to suggest people are being insulted.  An open mind is a useful attribute for investors.

UK Investor.
The quality of presentations on the main stage can be very good and I spent about half last years event there. There were some interesting presentations in the smaller presentation rooms by companies such Sosander.
I agree that many of the companies exhibiting seemed to be of low quality and I wouldn't touch most of them with a bargepole. However, the presentations alone justify attendance and there may be a couple of interesting companies among the dross.
I will definitely visit again in 2019.

Master Investor
Making a case for this one is more difficult. I wouldn't travel long distances for the offer here, but if you live in London or nearby and want to have a day out there, there maybe something worth popping in here for.
I'm going to go through the list of companies and presentations before deciding if I want to visit.

Also I don't have any expertise in resource stocks and it's not one of the priority areas for improving my knowledge. However, people who have a specialism in this area may value the opportunity to speak to some of the companies more highly than those of us who are more likely to avoid the sector.
They are also unlikely to feel insulted by the offer of a free ticket.

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Anne Carter 24th Mar 7 of 10

I am sure there are some good headline speakers it was just the exhibitors and presentations by them that had dubious investment quality. The insult as a Stockopedia paying subscriber was that someone promoting the show wanted me to then pretend I had heard about it via Moneyweek! A poster said that Stockopedia did a directory listing of companies presenting and their stockranks. I find that strange unless Stockopedia wants to prove a point and embarrass them all as so awfully low!

I do understand that their business models for the shows are giveaway tickets and attract thousands to keep the companies happy. Evidently, they are paying out vast sums for their stage to present their get rich schemes and speculative investments but I prefer to meet investment grade management teams. A shame they only offer annual meetings for private investors.

Good companies should be compelled to do a results presentation for investors who are interested to be able to attend.

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mmarkkj777 24th Mar 8 of 10

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Hi Anne,

Re: the company directory at the UK Investor Show 2018. Strange but true. I still have a copy in front of me on my desk. Just shows that Stocko's priority is to inform private investors.

I do agree with you about the quality of the companies at the UK Invester show though. I think the highest ranked company there was Alliance Pharma with a rank in the 90s (dropped a bit now though). Still pays a small div.

On your last point, I think you are stuck with the AGM for many companies.

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jonesj 29th Mar 9 of 10

Looking through the UK Investor schedule, there are about 4~4.5 hours of presentations on the main stage that look very interesting. That alone justifies attendance for me.

After that, there are some desperately poor companies, but considering there are over 60 of them, it only needs about 5~10% to be of interest.

As for the dogs, well ValiRx (LON:VAL) must take some beating. The Stocko chart goes all the way back to March 2000. The share price shows as £1,134,654.58p. Now 0.536p. Presumably adjusted for share consolidations following placings. If I calculate correctly, that is a compound annual growth rate of -63.5% over 19 years.   Presumably they must be good at pitching to investors for more capital by now.

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Markds28 29th Mar 10 of 10

Probably just 1 company I'd want to see at Master Investor v maybe 5 or 6 which I'd be happy to see at UK Investor, plus the main stage at UK Investor has much more to offer I'd say. Enjoy the UK Investor show tomorrow for those that are going - the afternoon main stage looks particularly worth seeing. I'm out of the country this weekend.

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