Real Name: Edward Croft

Occupation: Company Director, Entrepreneur, Other

Interests: Commodities, Stocks

Twitter: edcroft

Fantasy Fund: Quo Vadis Magister

Investment Strategy
I trade... a few times per year
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... a year
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
I run several portfolios, with a core focus on systematic investing.

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Today, I have some good news for the Stockopedia community - mobile access is here. If you've been frustrated that you can't access your favourite research platform easily when on the go, I don't think you'll be disappointed. We've completely redesigned the site to enable you to access everything you need on your phone and tablet. With quick access to Today's Market Data, Stocks, Screens,…

So the first half of 2019 has been a bit of a shocker for the NAPS (my 'no-admin-portfolio-system'). While the major market indices have bounced from the end of year lows, the NAPS portfolio has languished. The NAPS year to date have generated a -0.1% capital return against a FTSE All Share return of +10.4%. As a headline figure that's very poor, especially as the…

Stockopedia's discussion area has a long history. We initially set up a basic blog and forum back in the financial crisis as a space for more considered, and less noisy, stock market conversations. We immediately saw an influx of contributors and the membership grew. On the back of this, we started developing the range of data & analysis services that I'd always wanted to see…

We have just this morning released a suite of new features to the Stockopedia site - including the RiskRatings and the StockRank Styles.  I will be explaining these features in an extensive webinar at 1pm today (Thursday 4th May) - (Replay link is here).  The following piece is the copy from our RiskRatings Ebook which can be downloaded for iPad, Kindle, PDF or read online…

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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Zoe is interning with us this summer.  She's going into the second year reading PPE at Oxford University.   She's done some incredible research this summer... this piece on Hargreaves Lansdowne is just an inkling of what she's been up to.  There's a really heavyweight piece of research coming on a different topic... give us a few weeks and we'll reveal. 

It's being worked on in this development sprint along with the table exports.

I've always found this thread interesting.  Obviously the StockRanks are just statistical measures... they aren't right all the time at all. 0-20 ranking shares have generally been losers (on average) but one in three is still a winner on any annual basis.  If you can pick a winner in this bucket, they tend to do better than average. But there's been an ongoing belief that…

@herbie47 - we've shifted to a new portfolio valuation system - it's faster and facilitates a lot of forthcoming improvements including portfolio performance attribution, groups and more.  A known issue is where a share is suspended from trading.  This is currently being valued at zero in the new system, but is valued at the last known price in the old system.  So this may be…

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