Occupation: Company Director, Entrepreneur, Private Investor

Interests: Property, Stocks

Location: Northern Ireland

About Me:

Private Investor with over 20 Years experience in the UK Stock market. Currently managing my own SIPP which has more than doubled in value with no additional contributions since I started. Also an ISA and more recently a Company Trading account.

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... years
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
Looking for growth at a reasonable price, also momentum and 52 week breakouts to get me interested in a stock. Sell at between 20 and 30% loss

InvestorJohn's Latest Blogs

Castleton Technology (LON:CTP) Final results out today look positiveThis is a good summary from Dean Dickinson, CEO of Castleton, :"It has been another year of significant progress for Castleton, delivering strong organic growth at both revenue and EBITDA level underpinned by healthy cash generation. This has not only resulted in the continued reduction in net debt, but it has also enabled operational growth through the…

Repost of my Comment in SCVR - I thought we could collate our discussion hereScisys (LON:SSY) has recieved a takeover approach! Under the terms of the Acquisition, SCISYS Shareholders will be entitled to receive for each SCISYS Share 254.15 pence in cash The Acquisition represents a premium of approximately 24.6 per cent. to SCISYS' Closing Price of 204.00 pence yesterday Happy Days! Nice Surprise but…

Xpediator (LON:XPD)I currently hold a long position in XPDOffer price now at 53p up 16% at time of writing From their website at "Listed on AIM, Xpediator PLC is a fast growing international provider of freight management services, exploiting the global growth in demand for transportation services driven by e-commerce and economic growth." This low margin logistics company has its finger in a lot…

It would be great to be able to view a list of the Major shareholders for a given company and also to show Director or Insider holdingsI am aware that you can view latest Director/PDMR Trades under the accounts tab and it also shows the resultant % holding of that PDMR but if they have never sold or bought additional shares since IPO or since…

Hello Everyone I want to be able to set a price alert which will alert me if a price of a particular share goes above its 200 Day Moving Average Is this possible in Stockopedia or in ADVFN? I want to use as a buy or sell indicator Thanks, John

InvestorJohn's Latest Comments

Nice enough Trading update from Tracsis (LON:TRCS)Tracsis, a leading provider of software, hardware and services for the rail, traffic data and wider transport industries, is pleased to provide the following trading update for the year ended 31 July 2019.Group trading for the year has again been strong, with the second half performance being particularly pleasing. Revenue, EBITDA and Adjusted EBIT for the year are expected…

RE Croma Security Solutions (LON:CSSG) I had a quick look and it doesn't look that bad with lowly valuation and what looks like ok Free cash flow and no Debt. Looks like the CEO holds around 24% from the Directors dealings However my concerns would be 5.64% Margin is pretty low and also I cant see them having any sustainable competitive advantage despite their aim…

Did you find company refs useful Keith? I think they are quite expensive from memory...

I got the Spirent sales info from the old stockopedia site go to Accounts tab and select Director dealings from the drop down menu

Took a quick look at Spirent Communications (LON:SPT) there are a lot of Director sells recently which may be a worry 2019-06-18 E.G. Hutchinson SELL 698,207 @ 151.33p 1,056,597 N/A 2019-06-18 E.G. Hutchinson EX 698,207 @ 0.00p 0 N/A 2019-06-18 A. Iveson SELL 25,811 @ 151.33p 39,060 0.01 2019-06-18 A. Iveson EX 54,723 @ 0.00p 0 N/A 2019-06-18 J. Klaassen SELL 58,510 @ 151.33p 88,543…

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