Real Name: Edward Croft

Occupation: Company Director, Entrepreneur, Other

Interests: Commodities, Stocks

Twitter: edcroft

Fantasy Fund: Quo Vadis Magister

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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…

Well it had to happen eventually didn't it? After a barnstorming 43% return in 2017, the No-Admin-Portfolio-System (NAPS) hit a wall in 2018. My musings on the benefits of ignorance last January led to nearly 100,000 reads over the year but, if private investor sentiment is anything to go by, I've a feeling that this year's more sober reflection may not prove as popular. I…

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas break.  I’m away in Australia visiting my in-laws and being topsy turvy for a while has offered me a chance to gain some perspective on these difficult markets.  As is usually the case, my confidence is best found through number crunching.  So this Boxing Day I’ve run the gamut on the last 50 to 100 years of…

There’s just no getting around it - British stock markets have performed dismally in 2018. The black clouds of Brexit and political incompetence have hammered the indices with the FTSE All Share down more than 12% year to date at the time of writing. But there is one bright note. Savvy private investors have been beating the market handsomely. Last year in 2017 we sent…

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,…

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Great post - and I agree completely with the line "if you are not paying for the product then you ARE the product"... there's a lot of low-value clickbait content out on the web. I do completely understand the worry some have that reducing access may reduce the diversity of opinion.  But I personally don't agree.  There's an extraordinary diversity of investor types on Stockopedia…

I think all the free readers who feel that a subscription is unjustified because “they don’t want to pay for the data” - should invert their logic.  What about all those who pay primarily for the data and don’t want to subsidise editorial that they don’t read!? There are actually as many subscribers who use the site who do not read a single article in…

Why has it taken so long to develop the mobile app?@mikelevie - we could have launched something quite poor a couple of years ago.  But I've got standards.  We've redesigned the redesign in close tandem with user feedback.  It's very, very difficult to replace a much loved service with a new design.  The team are taking exceptional care over the new service.  It will be…

Could you not compromise here and have a two tier subscription for people like me? I can say that if their was a lower subs for the above I would subscribe! @spantick - yes I do want to provide this.  We're considering a tier that gives access to market data and all editorial for a reduced fee - but without access to the premium screeners…

@Bonitabeach - you'll be glad to know we do have US dividend data in the new site. I'll make sure you get an early invite.   I'm going to be very glad to see some of the trolls removed.  They make my life difficult every week.  We deal with spammers and trolls and it creates overhead for the support team.  So yes - it's a commercial…

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