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I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... after much research
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
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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Giving that I only just bought my Walker Greenbank (LON:WGB) shares today, this may seem a little premature. However, prompted by Jack Brumby’s piece Why are we so bad at selling   I thought to try out a little thought experiment and spell out publicly under what conditions I would sell. Why I bought Very briefly I believe this to be a high quality business  which…

Performance review for hedged "Brokefolios" 2018Last year I set out on an experiment to create “market neutral” portfolios by hedging Ed Crofts NAPS (&SNAPS) portfolio with a diversified portfolio of short positions selected using the NAPS methodology “in reverse”. With a rather weak pun on SNAPS I named these the Brokefolios.In this piece I’ll lay out the results and some of the learning picked up…

This time of year tends to lend it self to a reflective mood and thoughts of whether the year just gone can gives any lessons for the one to come.One such piece was Ed Croft’s thought provoking review of 100 years of market history. I mentioned in the commentary to that article that I’d been looking at something similar, but was struggling for a robust…

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…

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WRT Staffline (LON:STAF) I'd agree the "H2 weighting" looks to have more credibility than some we see. In May the effectively said that they were losing business because potential customers thought they were going just. The refinancing (if successful) should enable them to dispel this idea. However, there has got to be a risk that it takes much longer than 6 months to rebuild trust.…

Filtronic (LON:FTC) shares are looking perky this morning, ip c. 10%, presumably in reaction to Nokia's announcement of a 5G deployment in Saudi Arabia with ZainAt the risk of looking stupid if/when there is a later announcement, I'm going to call this out as a false reaction.If Filttronic were involved in this deployment, it would be much more profound for them than for Nokia, so…

Hi Paul, FWIW I actually find the early brief very useful and I've really liked this aspect of the new approach. However I've learnt over time that my particular likes and wants never ever seem to be mass market, so if there is not demand from others the I'll certainly not quibble if you drop it. In fact by offering this lately, you've probably made…

He's obliged to buy all of the shares that are offered regardless of how many. However, I'm not sure if there is an option to offer to accept but change you mind before the closure date. You'd need to check the terms of the offer doc and/or check with broker.

Aha , FLTA. FWIW I had a bit of a "rant" about their AGM statement on the day - as it wasn't actually in the title of the SCVR article itself it won't show up on the search so in case you are interested here is a link(I've obviously not done anywhere near the research you have done on it, so my thoughts were solely…

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