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Real Name: Edward Croft

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England are through to the semis and the nation is dreaming. This time it seems we really do have a chance. I still remember precisely where I was the last time we made it this far. 14 years old, Waddle & Pearce missing penalties, Gazza’s tears… damn. My sons are the same age now as I was then and these moments don’t come around often,…

I  just wanted to congratulate Paul Scott on being awarded Most Insightful Blogger at the  Mello 2018 Awards last month and Journalist of the Year at the Small Cap Awards last night in London.  For years Paul's prolific online efforts in support of the UK private investor have been ignored by awards ceremonies in favour of print magazine writers. I'm absolutely thrilled he's now getting…

In 2013, a year after we launched the subscription service on the Stockopedia website we had an idea. Having read through hundreds of academic papers, quantitative research notes and books on the subject of stock selection we realised there were some common threads. Why not bring those threads together into a simple, intuitive and effective rating system for stocks? So were born the StockRanks, which…

2017 has been a good year for stock market investors, but it’s been a great one for NAPS investors. Over the course of 2017 this remarkably effortless stock selection system (that I’m now calling the “no-admin-portfolio-system”) returned over 45% after dividends, beating the performance of 99.8% of 3295 professionally managed funds in the UK. What’s more this was achieved in less than an hour’s work…

On Friday I asked Stockopedia subscribers a set of questions about their stock market performance in 2017. We’ve had a great response so far with 1,168 respondents and more coming in every hour. If you missed the invite, please do check your email inbox and submit your answers. We’ll be keeping the survey open for the next few days, but the results have stabilised and…

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@schomosport - how you use the data and classifications is entirely up to you ! A change in classification is merely the result of the change in the underlying QVM ranks.  These factors change either due to a change in fundamentals, or a change in market sentiment.  In LWB's case there was a change in both fundamentals and sentiment which led to the decline of…

Nick - funnily enough I've been working on a log button today. Great minds and all that. They are the mean performances of equal weighted buckets. Not the median.

Great post @MechanicalBull.   A very clickbait title !Here's a brief from me.90+ StockRank shares are heavily weighted towards cyclicals, and smaller caps.   There's a 50% weighting towards cyclicals.  So in a bear market I'd expect 90+ stocks to correct harder than the overall market.  I've always said so.  There are always downside risks in every strategy with a higher expected return.  The fact that they…

Andrew - I'm doing some analytics on the last 3 months.  I'm excluding the HighlySpeculative bucket here as there are only 4 stocks in it above a 90 StockRank - the other buckets have substantially more in them. So yes, there's declines all round, but we can clearly see Speculative stocks have been hit hardest.  There's not much to read into the other buckets at…

Sorry guys... this was my mistake. We're working on new features for the new version of the site. These screens shouldn't have been released and have now been removed. We are currently running a beta of the new version of the site, but it will be a few months till it's production ready. Everyone will be invited to switch at the appropriate time. Sorry to…

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