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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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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…

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…



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At face value I am pretty happy with the Learning Technologies (LON:LTG) acquisition of Breezy. We know that acquisitions were planned to be part of their growth strategy. Their target is to increase EBIT to £55m by 2021 (from £27.2m in 2018) and I previously stated my view that if they can achieve this with minimal dilution then the share price should be significantly higher.…

I don't really see any hysteria on the subject, it has (mostly) been a civil exchange with the non-subscribers saying their gracious farewells and thank-yous. However, whilst I am sure it was all well meaning, I was a little uncomfortable with the number of subscribers thinking they know what's best for the non-subscribers on thinking they know why other people ('wrongly') make different decisions from…

"if you are not paying for the product then you ARE the product"Of course one can take this in a slightly different context.In terms of the value I would place on the editorial content / discussion boards there are a number of contributors who I would absolutely say are part of  "the product".This is why I personally find myself slightly conflicted by the decision  to…

Is it an ISA you have with HL ? I don't think you can hold Severstal' PAO (LON:SVST) in an ISA, so that may be the reason.

Hi Koshy,I find the quickest way to check on the status of a stock is via the regulatory news stream at investigatehttps://investegate.co.uk/Inde...You can also find it on the London stock exchange site itselfhttps://www.londonstockexchang...As per the above response you can also see that it is listed here at Stockopedia. However joint listings like this often aren't covered by all sites, you wont for example find it…

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