Occupation: Company Director, Trader

Interests: Bonds, Derivatives, Economics, Geopolitics, Interest Rates, Stocks, US Market

Location: London

Twitter: @Hawkeye_74

About Me:

Former corporate bond trader. 18 years in The City. Now trying to suppress the urge to trade and learning how to be a long term investor. Diversifying away from corporate bonds into equities.

Investment Strategy
I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... years
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
Aim to be long term and buy stocks with a durable competitive advantage, but prone to some short term trading after spending my career doing just that.

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Hi, I made notes at the Alliance Pharma (LON:APH) presentation and thought they may be of use to some holders who didn't attend: Peter Butterfield CEO 1st presentation seen. Thought he came across relatively well. Was a presentation of the basics of the company rather than going into great depth. • Noted 3 equity raises since 2010. Clear implication that there would be more raises…

Hello, This is the response I got from my IR contact at Somero Enterprises Inc (LON:SOM) when I asked what could be the possible cause for the delay in payment. I replied, that this kind of thing will impact sentiment and as such they should take it seriously. I have left her email on in case any other holders which to express their frustration. Regards…

Hi, I am in the process of researching a universe of names that qualify for Business Property Relief (BPR) on AIM and therefore will be inheritance tax (IHT) free after the two year holding period, for my father. My experience so far, is that IR departments are very cautious about confirming their status and will only ever confirm if they currently qualify. I can appreciate…

Hello, Anybody got any views on DCG? I bought into this some time ago and whilst it has done a job for me, I'm increasingly feeling like the recent rally is an opportunity to bank the gains and move on. My main fears are the net debt, div cover of just 1.04x, a ROCE which may have peaked, the possibility that the mineral whey product…

Hi all, Just looking at Polypipe and am liking what I've found so far. Anyone a holder, got a view? Cheers Paul

Hawkipa's Latest Comments

Morning Graham, Another request for Alliance Pharma (LON:APH) please. A number of things have, so far, caught my attention: - LfL sales growth of 4% is OK but not really enough and the gradual de-rating over the last 12 months looks to be right considering this. A PERf of 13x for 4% growth, is that about right or too generous? - Kelo Cote really is…

Fair point Howard Marx. Embarrasingly (for me), my feed was showing the curve just below 20.  Now refreshed.  Back in my box!

Couldn't agree more timarr. I spent 17 years watching the yield curve in both the US & UK along with the swaps curve. Not one economist ever got their predictions either on it or regarding its impact right consistently. Plus, if it was a perfect indicator The Fed would use it solely in their decision making. As to its use to The Fed, it is…

Hi Mojomogoz. He's a former magic circle operator now solely focused on litigation funding and his current work is a claim funded by a major HF. His firm is also active in the financing of claims and as a result knows and understands the deal flow. A lot of opportunities are out there, butfrom a legal view are deteriorating in quality. Without the benefit of…

I don't doubt what they state, but that is at odds with a practitioner within that specific field, who is working on a funded case right now and is also seeking new profitable opportunities. So, whilst a holder might choose to discard what he thinks from his vantage point, it is still the kind of information that I would want to know of if I…

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