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Most of the 90 -100 rank stocks are small cap. The average bid-ask spread on these with Hargreaves Landsdown seems to be roughly 5%. Currently i estimate my stock turnover is about 6 months ......a massive 10% drag on profits! Anyone have suggestions? I have thought of: Selecting from 80-100 rank, maximum spread 2% Selecting from rank 98-100 hoping the rank stays above 90 a…

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Investing is for the long run, so you need to stay in long term. This means: Do not over gear / borrow You need a reasonable spread, e.g. 20 -30 shares Focus on process over outcome Focus on probabilities, even when you are right sometimes the market is wrong. Nothing is certain but if you have a wide enough portfolio then probability will eventually be…

Great analysis thank you. Some of us try to reduce / balance market risk by having a short portfolio to complement the long. Understandably there is a large bias on the site to long analysis but i think some punters here would appreciate a little more on the short side. For example does the 5 year record show that the most efficacious long attributes are…

Thank you for all the comments, they were very useful. I looked up the 20 top ranking stocks on QVM, 2 were not available on Hargreaves Landsdown of the remaining 18 the average spread was 3.0%. I suggest this is less than normal because there are an unusual number of large cap. builders in this top group at present. The main take away i wasn't…

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