Occupation: Company Director

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
Half portfolio is a High Yield Portfolio. The other half is mainly smaller value-type stocks with growth potential.

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"end up spending far more than we intended whilst abroad, due to weak sterling. Therefore, once people come back from their holidays, they're skint. So trips to the pub, and meals out, are the obvious candidates for belt-tightening."....Absolutely bang on.  I was shocked to find how much we'd spent during 2 weeks in Corsica this summer.  Had a wonderful time with the family that you…

I can corroborate that. The whole family are on old phones with SIM only contracts. Apple are encouraging app developers to withdraw support for old phone versions to encourage handset upgrades and the network companies (Vodafone et al) are encouraging people to spend money on network usage and not new kit. Interestingly, the price of a second hand iPhone 4 and 5 has gone up…

With regards Fulham Shore, the Franco eatery at Broadgate Circle (I walk past 4 times a day) is never particularly busy and neither is the Comptoir Libanais. In the evenings, people are piled up in the Botonist (literally sometimes) and a couple of other places on the circle but these two never seem that busy. There are a load of "Streetfood vans" that show up…

Re Entu, I have learned the same lessons as Paul with an additional one. In the early day, I tried and tried to make contact with the CEO and other mgt. I called, emailed, wrote etc. and was repeatedly fobbed off, at one point actually overhearing somebody (don't know who it was) in the background saying "Tell him I'm away from my desk and that…

I have exactly the same approach, letting cash from dividends and takeovers (where I will either take the cash or sell the shares in the acquiring company depending upon terms) accumulate until something screams at me to buy it. It's served me well over the years - I'm about 10% a year ahead of my selected benchmark ( for each of the past 6 or…

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