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Twitter: @BenSharman

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... years
I invest with... <£100k
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk

I have a number of strategies: 1) I am a bargain hunter! I aim to find unattractive 'special situation' businesses which have a clear plan for recovery. 2) I invest for income and like companies which pay large (above market average) dividends, which are at least 2 times covered. I usually wait until these companies also offer good value. During the 2009 crash I bought a few large companies on PERs of less then 7 and yielding over 7%. 3) I don't really do momentum! 4) I invest in large, mid and small cap companies in different sectors in the UK and overseas. I'll look anywhere for value.

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Can anything be done about these bunch of crooks? I can't believe the depths the Chairman and Board (excluding the one Independent Director) have gone to steel this company from decent shareholders. All I know is that how they have acted is a complete and utter disgrace and wish that these people could be held accountable for their actions.I despair! 

Does anyone own Premier Oil 5% 2018 retail bonds and can help explain to me the refinancing terms so that I can understand as i'm struggling to know what to do? Holders are being offered either: Equity Warrants - Holders will be entitled to subscribe for Warrant Shares at the Exercise Price (£42.75). The warrants are expected to expire 31 May 2022. Synthetic Warrants -…

Hi All,My research has led me to broker Cenkos Securities (LON:CNKS) - The Stockopedia computers seem to love this share and it ranks as:94 for Value 99 for Quality 98 for Momentum and has an overall StockRank of 100! (and also passes 5 screens) Operating margins have been increasing rapidly and return on capital and equity are very high. It offers a dividend yield of…

I thought I would start a new post to discuss companies which currently offer seemingly good value. I'll start with Molins: MOLINS Molins are based in Milton Keynes.  They supply machinery, instruments and services for the production and packaging of consumer products, such as cigarettes. They have a Market Cap of £31m and an Enterprise Value of £26m. This shows that they have cash on…

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It would be interesting to hear readers thoughts on Van Elle Holdings (LON:VANL) I don't currently hold but they are in my potentially interesting pile. This is based on the fact that they seem to have a moat (good quality scores) and are trading at a low valuation. Impact of Carillion (LON:CLLN) seems minimal and they are giving guidance of a £10.5m profit before tax.…

Hi David, I had a long chat with the Sosandar (LON:SOS) ladies and they came across very well. We discussed returns and the cost of returns (40% - which is the industry standard), manufacturing in small batches to gauge demand and then the ability to turn on production quickly to meet demand if for example something sells out. I looked at the quality of the…

More great analysis and commentary Paul - thanks. I agree that the change in GAME Digital (LON:GMD) ownership is positive and I was very pleased to see Miton buying 13%. The gaming / esports market is large and growing very strongly. This is also a sweet spot because the high street is currently trying to adapt and change and become more of a destination with…

I was pleased to see Miton buying 13% of GAME Digital (LON:GMD) I think Sports Direct are probably biding their time and waiting to see how the new format performs initially.

The Mission Marketing (LON:TMMG) Chairman brilliantly used the words gongoozelers & bafflegab in his statement! bafflegab means: incomprehensible or pretentious verbiage, especially bureaucratic jargon. (this could be used to describe many company statements!) Thoughts on Mission Marketing (LON:TMMG) would be appreciated.

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