17th Nov '18


Real Name: Mark Gahagan

Occupation: Private Investor

Interests: Commodities, Economics, Property, Stocks

Location: Derbyshire

Twitter: markgahagan

About Me:

Been investing and Trading since just before the dot bomb and learnt the best lesson I could have with Bookham Technology. If you weren't around you really need to experience a mania and the subsequent crash to get to know yourself. You may think you won't get swept up in it but you may well..It will be an expensive but invaluable lesson about greed and the "madness of crowds". Now mainly long term when short term trades work well and I stay in them. This should not be confused with those who stay in short term trades that go badly. A completely different strategy ;) I have been influenced by Robbie Burns (The Naked Trader) and Jim Slater (The Zulu Principle) in my trading style and it works for me. I look for cheap shares where there looks to be growth (GARP?) and then use TA as well as level 2 for entries. Start off with short to medium term horizon but some are kept as long term winners. The losers are my ongoing education costs. Mainly use Shares, CFDs and spread betting with occasional options selling. Trading in SIPPs ISAs and a taxable account as well as spread bet and CFD accounts. Not affiliated to any vendors, systems or books so any opinions are my own and are just that, opinions.

Investment Strategy
I trade... constantly
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... a few months
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... important, but not beyond 10 positions
I am really a GARP investor looking for recent momentum in a share. Fundamental research then a technical analysis view for an entry, using Level 2 to get a good price on the day. My influences are Jim Slater and Robbie Burns(Naked Trader)

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I bought into Tricorn after christmas after its price had fallen. It has gained back a little since but it is the long term prospects I have invested for. It just appears remarkably cheap for the flow of cash it produces. All growth will be organic so there is unlikely to be much if any debt in the mid term future. The Rolls Royce contract…

I think a large part of Tesco's moat is "Clubcard". It is a massive database of customers all providing market research to Tesco at very low cost to the company. The opportunities for cross selling are enormous. With Tesco having moved heavily into non food and finance the database is a pre existing customer set waiting to buy. Tesco own Clubcard so all of the…

I would buy Coca Cola (why get second best when you can buy the worlds best franchise) at the right price, somewhere south of $32. If we are talking UK only then I would buy Tesco, at up to £3.20 , although I am already in so wouldn't buy more now.

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