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Real Name: Damian Cannon

Occupation: Private Investor

Interests: European Markets, Gold, Hedge Funds, Stocks

Location: London

Twitter: @RandomAmbler

Fantasy Fund: StockoHYP Large Cap

About Me:

Ex-rocket scientist, computer programmer, urban cyclist, calmer parenting advocate, high yield investor, yoga apprentice, genealogist and explorer of the outer bounds

Investment Strategy
I trade... a few times per year
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... years
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
To sort the wheat from the chaff and not make gut decisions.


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Fever-Tree and I go back a few years. I first became aware of this wonder brand not long after the company floated in 2014 as artisan gin hit the big time. Even back then the shares looked expensive and it took me a few years to realise that the valuation stacked up and perform some in-depth analysis. With this in the bag I took a…

Well here we are a month into 2019 already. I can't say that I look back on 2018 with fond memories (at least not from an investing perspective) but I've got a new page in my spreadsheet and optimism has returned to the markets. This happy sentiment may not last but with many of my holdings putting out in-line statements, at worst, and reporting good…

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Last year was a tough one for private investors no doubt about it. Like many investors I was feeling pretty pleased with myself in September and entertained thoughts of perhaps making 20% by Christmas. In retrospect I was clearly being complacent and perhaps a bit lazy with my investment decisions. Then came the big winter freeze, which seemed to hit smaller shares particularly hard, and…

This post marks the completion of a whole year of monthly portfolio updates and with continued market volatility and sudden, daily lurches in portfolio value this has been another difficult month. That said I've now come to terms with the strategy that works for me (psychologically if not financially). This is one where I selectively top-up (or add) holdings when their valuation is at the…

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Just to follow up on this - I'm attending Steve's course this Friday in London where he'll be doing an introduction to analysis and accounting for investors. I'll be writing up the course afterwards but if anyone is free on Friday, and tempted by what's on offer, then I believe that Steve still has a few spare places.See 

Thanks! I really don't understand why they've got any debt either since they're paying just as much interest on the debt as they're making on the cash. Also the fact that they don't seem to be doing anything with this cash, apart from accumulating it, is something of an amber flag. I hope that they clear up my concerns by including either a special dividend…

Just bumping this post. Currently we don't have enough presenters signed up for Feb 20th and we'd very much like to see a few new investors giving it a go. So if you're interested, and like free beer, please step forward and let Sam know (!

Thanks - I didn't know about the IC article but it's nice to know that I've been thinking along similar lines. You're right that the price really could go anywhere from here. It all depends on the US and growth there providing a material change in total sales.

No problem. I didn't know about the IC article but it's nice to know that I've been thinking along similar lines. The price really could go anywhere from here - it all depends on sales in the US taking off in a meaningful way.

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