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My roots are very much in value investing (although ironically my very first involvement in the market some decades ago was using some "home brewed" technical analysis to variable degrees of success.) Focussing over the last year on improving my investment returns by removing errors and bad practises a particular focus area has been not to buy to soon. Whilst I am in no means a 'momentum investor' the word has at least now entered my lexicon. Systems and the systematic use of information and data form a significant support to my investing and having spent a career on this type of work, this is something I feel and hope gives me an edge.

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This was a claim I heard earlier in the week in efforts to explain the share fall in the US markets. That immediately reminded me of the quip from Paul Samuelson , that Wall Street Indexes predicted nine out of the last five recessions. However various sources seem to regard inversion of the yield curve as a very strong indicator, so I thought I would…

I’ll shortly be departing on my annual routine of  one week volunteering  followed by one week family holiday. Now I’ve never surfed in my life, but I do find that a little bit of Beach Boys in the sunshine gets me properly in the mood for summer.The convolutions of my mind led me on to think about those stocks that promise to make you rich…

In the twilight zone between Micro & Small-Cap today Johnston Press (LON:JPR) shares increased by 72% (JPR has a market cap of c. £5m – definitely ‘micro’, but an Enterprise value of c. £225m largish ‘mid-cap’)The company “knows of no operational or corporate or other reason for the price movement.” (Oh, I think they do really - the answer being ‘speculation’) Synopsis. Johnston Press is…

Update 24-Jul-2018 - I have now included the H2 rebalanced portfolios towards the bottom of this article.Concept     Why would one want to use the StockRanks to underperform? Quite simply to create a short selling portfolio to “hedge” a NAPS style portfolio. As I have alluded to elsewhere, in particular here, I have for some time been  nervous about a market correction, but do not really…

We are heading towards a very painful market crash, there are few things of which I am more certain. The trouble is that I have no idea whether it will be next week, next month, next year or next decade. I also have no idea how far the market may rise in the meantime nor how many ‘wobbles’ we may experience before the big event.…

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Did I misinterpret your suggested screen? I read it as  : Which actually (for me) gives 7 results and only Indivior (LON:INDV) & Numis (LON:NUM) shared between your list and mine. Actually though I disagree with the general hypothesis at this time. I do not think that now is the time to be looking to catch falling knives or stocks with beaten up valuations (even…

Hi john652,Where are you seeing this information : 'Debts seem to have gone up from £14m to £27m to £45m over the past year, in part financing the dividends.'Photo-Me International (LON:PHTM) is not a company I think I have looked at, but I think I can see where snoo is looking :Of course that is not actually the total Gross debt, which  in fact goes…

The very same question arose in a late night conversation with Clifford Gross of Tekcapital (LON:TEK) at Mello London, which essentially a US tech incubator. His answer was that they (TEK) were simply too small to be able access the public capital markets in the US. That certainly seems plausible (TEK's market cap must have been c. £15m at initial listing) and this may well…

Thanks for the link John, I terms of topicality, it was also interesting to find on my twitter feed yesterday that Mark Minervini had also commented on the Yield curve and shared some of my thoughts, noting that the curve is not actually that close to inverting yet and further commenting :"The last time the yield curve inverted(2006), it took almost 18-months before a bear…

"So keen are the people who play these games that if you put the shop 100ft under the ground in an old coal mine, they would still find them".I was amused by that comment on Games Workshop (LON:GAW) at the time. He clearly doesn't quite 'get' the clientele; as someone that played this kind of games in my youth I have to say that the…

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