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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Formalities of the meeting were dealt with swiftly. Only noteworthy resolution was Resolution 10 - Disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights. This only just passed the 75%, threshold at 79.35%. After the meeting I, along with another investor, spoke with Peter Butterfield & David Cook, the chairman. I also spoke with Richard Jones, the Independent Non Exec. Much of the initial discussion was regarding Kelo-cote and…

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…

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Hi Graham, Really high quality analysis today. Thanks. I'm intrigued with the RDL Realisation (LON:RDL) position and very much like the way you worked through your thesis, which makes sense to me. If I play devils advocate for a moment these are some questions that it has prompted for me. 1, Would it not make more sense to use bigger haircuts to figure out your…

I too am struggling with the profit warning from Portmeirion (LON:PMP) They specifically mention Korea, but the statement clearly implies all export markets have suffered. So why not detail them too? Extrapolating UK/US sales growth for the FY might suggest a potentially very bad collapse in sales to export markets generally, if the statement is to be believed, that the full year effect on group…

Graham, your introduction today on Financial Archeology is a fascinating read. Thank you!

Thanks for sharing this David. I too emailed Jennifer at Somero Enterprises Inc (LON:SOM) earlier today and received a similar reply. She had told me previously nobody else had had problems with their brokers paying in a timely fashion, which from the chatter I saw, I very much doubted. AJ Bell (LON:AJB) seemed to be particularly bad last time as was two months before payment…

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…

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