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Real Name: Edward Croft

Occupation: Company Director, Entrepreneur, Other

Interests: Commodities, Stocks

Twitter: edcroft

Fantasy Fund: Quo Vadis Magister

About Me:

CEO at Stockopedia where I weave code, prose and investing strategies to help investors beat the stock markets. I've a background in the City and asset management but now am more interested in building great stock selection tools for the use of investors online.  

Traditionally investors online have had very poor access to the best statistics, analytics and strategies for the stock market and our aim is to set that straight.  High Quality fundamental information has been prohibitively expensive in the past and often annoyingly dull. People these days don't just want to know the PE Ratio and look at a balance sheet. They expect a layer of interpretation over data, signal from noise and the ability to know at a glance whether a stock is worth investigating or not.

All this is possible using great design and the insights gleaned from quantitative research.  Stockopedia is where we try to make it happen !

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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…

Not so long ago on a boat far, far away by the Eye in London... a merry crew did gather.  A celebration was proposed by Captain David Stredder in memory of a generous act of charitable giving... In the summer, the community raised over £22k for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophe in sponsorship of a bike ride I did from London to Paris.  All those that had…

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@damian - I thought it was a great event - both for the ideas but also for the networking. There were a lot of links made between different investors. Great to see people like Ed Shing and Paul Scott connecting in the real world. I counted about 40 there on the night, which was probably about right. It might be worth us trying a larger…

Velo - I presume you are pasting in these tables from another application. I've cleaned up the markup so there aren't tags everywhere.

I read the article and I definitely agree with a lot of what he says - but as DaviStoVest mentions, it's not the first time he's gone after Plus500. Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day. Plus500 is the top performing of all the stocks in my NAPS portfolio, and it's the one that worries me the most. I'd be less…

 Would like to suggest however that Mr Algorithm would serve better if it flagged the stocks that may not be "sucker" for long. If you can propose how that would be assessed I'd be interested to know how ! I think everyone takes the style labels a bit too seriously.  I think this is a kind of behavioural bias in itself.  There are some pretty…

I have also debated with Ed and Phil on Stockopedia whether it is worth looking at sucker stocks. I can understand their view that it isn't.  I would never say that it's not worth looking at sucker stocks. Anyone can do what they like !However, if you come across what maybe a good stock and it is rated as a sucker stock I wouldn't necessarily…

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