Pain free stock picking - my 'safe place'

Thursday, Dec 20 2018 by
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When risk-off is the only place to be, perhaps Stock Challenge is the safe place to put all that research on the line and long and short shares without having to risk a penny?

For us addicts, reading every day about shares I find myself actually wanting to do somethng, while at the same time telling myself not now, protect capital. Well, if you want to short Sosandar (LON:SOS) and Next (LON:NXT) it's safe to do so whereas in real life.... nah.  Apologies to Paul but pretend-shorting his fave retailers has been my first picks the last couple of months. 

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In the year long challenge I'm not exactly  basking in glory, at 108th, but at least that 5% loss didn't cost me anything.

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Sosandar PLC, formerly Orogen PLC, is a United Kingdom-based company that operates an online women’s wear platform. The Company’s clothing categories include dresses, jackets and coats, knitwear, shirts and blouses, tops, skirts, trousers, jeans, leggings, footwear, leather and suede, occasion wear, work wear, autumn trends, velvet and holiday shop. Its footwear products include Pewter Metallic Chelsea Boot, Red Leather Ankle Boot, Velvet Cylinder Heel Ankle Boot, Black Leather Stud Detail Ankle Boot, Black Suede Closed Toe Mule, Grey Velvet Court Shoe With Jeweled Brooch, Black Suede And Pewter Metallic Court Shoe, Black Leather Front Zip Ankle Boot, Leopard Print Leather Chelsea Boot, Steel Blue Leather Snake Print Ankle Boot And Black Suede Knee Boot. It also offers latest edit of day-to-night dresses, on-trend separates, luxe leather and outfit-topping shoes through its platform. more »

LSE Price
20p
Change
-4.8%
Mkt Cap (£m)
24.4
P/E (fwd)
n/a
Yield (fwd)
n/a

NEXT plc is a United Kingdom-based retailer offering clothing, footwear, accessories and home products. The Company's segments include NEXT Retail, a chain of over 500 stores in the United Kingdom and Eire; NEXT Directory, an online and catalogue shopping business with over four million active customers and international Websites serving approximately 70 countries; NEXT International Retail, with approximately 200 mainly franchised stores; NEXT Sourcing, which designs and sources NEXT branded products; Lipsy, which designs and sells Lipsy branded younger women's fashion products, and Property Management, which holds properties and property leases which are sub-let to other segments and external parties. Lipsy also sells directly through its own stores and Website, to wholesale customers and to franchise partners. The Company's franchise partners operate approximately 180 stores in over 30 countries. more »

LSE Price
5546p
Change
-1.6%
Mkt Cap (£m)
7,546
P/E (fwd)
12.4
Yield (fwd)
3.0



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