Occupation: Company Director, Other

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40 years experience in the software industry. Former Deloitte & Touche consultancy partner.

Investment Strategy
I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... after much research
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
Capital preservation with potential for 5-10% p.a. gain


Gresham College was founded in 1557 under the will of Sir Thomas Gresham for the purpose of providing free public lectures of a high academic standard. We continue to fulfill this role, with lectures at Barnard's Inn and the Museum of London, although we have dropped the original obligation to repeat each lecture in Latin. All lectures are streamed on line on the Gresham College Facebook page and via the Gresham College website. Past lectures and written transcripts are on the website for viewing and free download. Think of Gresham College as London's version of Ted Talks.

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What do other traders do with cash that is sitting in their ISAs, SIPPs and other trading accounts? Brokers pay trivial interest rates, but where's the best place to invest it until it is needed for equity purchases?

The fundamentals look OK. The share price has steadily dropped. The directors know more about the company performance than anyone else. So what is the inference to be drawn from the fact that they haven't called the bottom yet?

No broker pays significant interest on cash, so what's the best strategy for holding significant cash between trades?

FREng's Latest Comments

Trading update from Earthport (LON:EPO) today. They continue to invest their shareholders money in buying revenue growth, which is increasing steadily. Will they realise their ambition to become "the leading global cross border payments utility"?

AGM statement from Sanderson (LON:SND) today looks positive. They seem to be growing well and not expensive.

Dave I see Bacanora Minerals (LON:BCN) are relocating to the UK ahead of major debt and equity fundraising (RNS last Friday). What's your view on this? Are you buying, selling or holding?

Re strategic motor industry issues. IMO there is a threat to dealers and insurers from increasingly automated cars. Firstly they are likely to be electric, so few separately moving parts, less mainenanance needed. It seems most manufacturers depend on dealer mainenance and spare part sales. So I think the move to leasing must accelerate and incorporate insurance. Bad for dealers and insurers. Secondly, when only…

The TU from Pennant International (LON:PEN) today is "in line" but contains interesting detail on the effect of IFRS15: "The anticipated net effect of Pennant adopting IFRS15 (taking into account the Opening Adjustment and the later recognition of revenue and profit) is a positive adjustment to revenue and EBITA for FY 2018 of 2 million and 1 million respectively".

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