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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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…

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…

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£TICKER is in this development sprint, as well as some really great new discussion features.  The community are in for a treat.

Mini Chart improvements are scheduled but we have some priorities around the Comments and StockReports to ship first as highest used areas. I’ve personally scoped the chart work and we’ll batch it together. All is coming and a lot more.

Frankly, as an active small investor, the most important rule to add to anyone's armoury is to only purchase stocks that have positive momentum.   I like to use Relative Strength and the 200d MA as indicators.  I look for positive 6m or 1y RS (ideally in the top 10% of the market) and a stock above its 200d MA.    Great to buy breakouts if you…

No problem @sharw glad it's helped.Maybe next summer we'll update the profit warning research again - we do an internship program and it helps with data gathering.  It was a big project !

We actually stripped the FAANG stocks out of the US market and found precisely this - QVM does beat the market without them. I haven't found that paper before Nick - printing off now and it actually might trigger a blog from me.

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