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Occupation: Private Investor, Student

Interests: Economics, European Markets, Funds, Hedge Funds, International Stocks, Stocks

Fantasy Fund: Keelancooper's Fund

About Me:

After having approached the investing scene at the age of 12, I decided to follow lots of different Bulletin Boards in the UK and look for the most trendy resource stocks on the market. Aged 14, I was left with little over 20% of my original investments, with most of the companies bankrupt. I came across Stockopedia in 2013 and I was intrigued by the ranking systems and screening features that were on offer. I was a devout follower of Warren Buffett and I loved the idea that I'd be able to track the shares that would fall under his investment philosophy. Having read plenty of books on Warren Buffett, and Benjamin Graham's Defensive Investor I am inherently a contrarian investor. Stockopedia has given me the tools to scour the market for marked down unappreciated companies and analyse their valuation and quality characteristics. I created a fantasy fund to mirror this approach in 2015, to see how the strategy would work, and after continued market out-performance, I have integrated this strategy into my personal investing life. 

In 2015, I flew from Dubai, where I attended school for my GCSE's and A-Levels, to the UK in April, to attend the UK Investor Show. This was where Ed and the Stockopedia team would be presenting the site to investors, and the perfect opportunity for me to speak to them and ask for an internship. After some conversations with Alex and Ed, they agreed for me to come for an internship in the summer. After such a rewarding experience I was fortunate enough to return again in the summer of 2016, this time round as a research analyst. During my second internship, I learned about technical chart analysis, contributed to various help pages on the website, and helped with the research for the eBook "Profit Warnings - the ultimate investor survival guide".

I am currently on my third internship with the company, and hope to return after completing my university degree, which starts in September 2018. 

Keelancooper's Latest Blogs

With over 10,000 stocks to pick from, the US stock market offers investors unrivalled opportunities - ranging from iconic names to exciting start-ups. However, for many investors, investing abroad in markets like the US can still be quite daunting and not without risk. As a UK based investor, exchange rates and trading costs are a factor worth bearing in mind when venturing across the Atlantic.…

In his book, “Hidden Champions of the 21st Century”, the business consultant Hermann Simon discusses the idea that small to mid-sized firms, which operate in niche markets and are market leaders in their industries, tend to become very successful. In this article, we will use his findings to identify the top ranking Hidden Champions in the market, analyse how they have performed, and randomly select…

Keelancooper's Latest Comments

Hi JohnEustace, As you have said, Micron does operate in a very cyclical industry, and a lot of the risks associated with China seem to have been factored in. Despite this, the company does still seem grossly undervalued when compared to its industry peers. Micron's P/E of less than 5 is significantly below the semiconductor industry median of 15.9. The demand drivers discussed should change…

Hi Brackendale, Your words of encouragement are much appreciated!

Hi underscored, Despite XP Power (LON:XPP) meeting most of Hermann Simon's criteria to be a Hidden Champion, after further research, their 2016 annual results showed that they still have a relatively low market share of 6.1% across their global markets. This would imply that they do not meet the key criterion of being a market leader. However, one would need to compare their market share…

Hi Graham, Thank you for your reflections. The comments made about Lungbunzlauer are indeed Mr Simon's. A number of websites suggest that citric acid and phosphoric acid are ingredients of different Coca-Cola beverages, but I suspect only the company itself can confirm one way or the other!

Hi Paul, Happy I could help and take part in the project. It was indeed a lot of hard work but thoroughly worth it in the end! Thank you for your comments. Regards, Keelan.

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