11th Sep


Real Name: Ian M Smith

Occupation: Company Director, Private Investor, Trader, Other

Interests: Economics, Geopolitics, International Stocks, Stocks, US Market

Location: Glasgow

Twitter: GrindertraderUK

Fantasy Fund: Grindertrader's Fund

About Me:

I work in the Oil and Gas Industry

I do not invest money in the oil and gas industry

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... a year
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
Market Cap > £20m Quality Rank > 66 Value Rank > 66 Spread < 5% Dividend Yield Rolling > 1

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Introduction My StockRanks £20k Portfolio3 year on (Part 2) - The Rebalancing is part of a series of posts about adopting the Stockopedia StockRanks system into a real money test portfolio.  With a starting balance of £20, 000 the portfolio came into inception during October 2014. As a recap the results to 29 September 2017 was as follows: The value of the portfolio increase by…

Introduction The portfolio year end is 14th October, however due to my working plans I may not be able to update the portfolio during this time and so I produce the results 3 weeks early. My StockRanks £20k Portfolio 3 years on (Part 1),  is part of a series of blog posts about a real money portfolio based on the popular Stockopedia StockRanks.  With an…

INTRODUCTION A few days ago I sent out the following tweet.     I feel these 5 small rules are as true today as they were when I first realised simplicity.  Robbie Burns the Naked Trader taught me most of these rules and his book is still my own personal bible. It is kept in my desk drawer and every few months I scan over it again,…

IntroductionIn this post I wanted to open a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of attending company seminars. I want to add at this stage that I am not a professional writer so forgive meif my English writing/typing skills are far less than average.  I do hope what I am trying to say is clear enough. This is my own opinion and of course I…

I wanted to write this short post on my favourite subject - the stop loss. A hottley debated subject that I seem to be on the minority side of the argument. Today I wanted to show in the short space of time how I place stop losses when I first initiate a buy on a stock. On most situations where one of my holdings gain…

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I guess after reading the article and some of the comments I understand the reasoning. I am saddened it has come to this though as I am a believer in the free sharing of ideas to help everyone improve. But yes the writers of articles should be giving the respect they rightly deserve.

A valuable lesson from Graham is the skill to read in between the lines. Something many of us (me including) at times forget.The CEO says "the Board remains committed to being profitable at PBT level during the second half of 2018" - i.e. we will probably  have a full-year loss. This is a downgrading of expectations compared to what the Chairman promised in February. 

Excellent performance and the NAPS has well and truly outperformed my own StockRanks portfolio. But I am not downbeat on this at all. We are encouraged to share ideas, try out new things and to see what suits us all best. For a small subscription using StockRanks to beat the market seems (at least for now) a bit of a no brainer.

ok..let's get the embarrassing stuff out of the way.. Stood up in front of everyone and gave out a (true-ish) story about a big boat, Vladimir Putin, his security team and the crypto currency Ethereum.Decided to blurt out about my exploits in Thailand to a group of us at the bar considering until the following morning that some things are best kept quiet (head in…

matylda, I have been reading your Oh Boy! 's over the past couple of weeks and I must say they are a great example on how to take quick, effective and simple notes on the days news announcement. I say simple because they are a very easy, clear, quick read; key financials are highlighted and simple valuations are considered. They are effective because they are…

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