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Real Name: Ben Hobson

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Twitter: @BenJamesHobson

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About Me:

Strategies Editor at Stockopedia. My goal is to help private investors learn and invest with confidence through the articles, ebooks and other resources we publish on site. I also occasionally bunk off to interview famous investors at expensive restaurants. I studied History at Aberystwyth University, trained as a journalist and covered business news and corporate finance before settling in as one of the first staff members at Stockopedia.  Away from Stockopedia I'm a mountain bike junkie.



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Richard Driehaus, the American fund manager, once said he took exception to the idea of buying low and selling high. He wasn’t interested in picking up cheap stocks and waiting for them to recover. Instead, as he explained: “I believe far more money is made by buying high and selling at even higher prices.” In essence, Driehaus was describing momentum investing. He went on to…

Back in 1982 - nearly 100 years after launching Coke - Coca-Cola introduced a sugar free version of its iconic soft drink. Diet Coke went on to be a massive hit, especially with women. But that was no accident. Coca-Cola had purposely thrown its marketing expertise into a drink that would appeal to females. In some ways it’s hard not to be impressed by the…

You wait all year for an investment conference, and then a few turn up together. That said, the two-day Mello 2018 event in Derby last week was in a different class. Here, there was quality stamped right across the schedule: from the speaker line-up and company presentations to the packed-out panel discussions. Show organiser David Stredder (@Caremensfella) and his team made it look effortless. Their…

Stockopedia was back at the UK Investor Show last weekend, and despite a few moments of controversy (more later) we came away feeling pretty happy with the result. We’ve always been keen to attend investor shows. For the team, it’s hard to beat getting face-to-face with our users, as well as those that don’t know us so well. We can answer questions, talk about plans…

Mark Minervini loves to talk stocks. After more than 34 years as a professional trader, he’s achieved a reputation as one of the world’s best. Part of his secret has been to stick to a strategy of swing trading growth stocks. In essence he looks for the biggest moves in some of the market’s most exciting and fastest growing companies. But there’s much more to…



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Hi Dave - Thanks. Yeah, I agree absolutely. I'd like to think you'll see more on these points in the coming months. We're definitely going to move on some of these ideas. Ben

Hi Felicity - that's interesting and I totally agree. Do you think that the financial media plays a part in provoking that kind of short-termism? Or is this just down to normal human behaviour? Thanks, Ben

Thanks - that's interesting and it makes a lot of sense. I think this summary is spot on: "If you have the ability to put aside your emotions and your ego then you will be successful whatever your gender"

Hi - we've got your support ticket about this. There was a very large payout made to shareholders on that date as part of the Schneider deal, and Reuters have likely adjusted for it. We're doing the checks and will get back to you on what has exactly happened.Edit - sorry I crossed over with Ed! Thanks, Ben

Hi HumourMe - we did cover this actually. The interview is done so it should be cleared to publish soon. @Mike888 - I do record interviews, but not really at decent enough quality to upload. I'm thinking about how I could change that. @ricky65 - I've done the interview now. We didn't cover that specifically, but we did cover a lot of ground, which should…

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