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Real Name: Ken Lowes

About Me:

Retired 2003 having created and run Lowes Financial Management since 1971. We specialised primarily in collective investments and taxation for the retired investor. When I retired the daily running was handed to my son. I no longer have a financial interest as the company now belongs to family shareholders.

Hobbies Sailing, Classic Car Rallying, and trying to find the holy grail of investing successfully.

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I have been working on the concept that it is the period and period return that is important not just the amount of profit. The results are interesting and worked on actual investment portfolios. Here is the problem. Let us say that you invest £100,000 but you find that after an average of 7 weeks you are stopped out and are holding 70% of your…

Prior to all of the hype, there is another name for it but I can't remember what it is, perhaps you know. Prior to all the hype I held IQE for about three months,. I liked what the company was doing and it seemed like a fair bet as they say. I tucked away 35% and shortly afterwards the share erupted. I am sure it…

After a nightmare week with IG, first spent two days trying to get them to answer the phone and then it takes five days to release £150k from my account, when I had no open positions and a clean account, As a result I have looked around and came across Spread.Co which looks good but I have no experience of them. Can anyone throw any…

Why is it that so many people including me don't like stop losses and yet the best people in the industry will tell you that you shouldn't trade without them. I came across this which I think might just solve the problem.

“What do you want for your Birthday” if you don’t know and can’t answer you will probably get nothing, or something you could happily do without. How about Minervini’s second book “Think and Trade Like a Champion”. I could have bought it myself but couldn’t be bothered as it isn’t sold in the UK and I had heard it took weeks and cost unreasonable amounts…

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Could I mention that the advice I would always give a client is never do anything simply because it gives you a tax benefit. The current market is not a great place to be and aim shares are likely to suffer more than most. It doesn't necessararly follow that what goes down will come back up again in the near term which means you will…

Herbie There are many ways to make money but not losing it is the best way and that goes for money in banks. Hopefully we will never have to test the £85k safety net, but it could take months perhaps even years to get what is yours if it is ever triggered. Do you think any one believed me when I told them in the…

Hi Herbie In order to get a 100% safety up to £3 million you would expect a lower yield but in my book it is well worth losing 0.25% when I know that unless this country actually goes down the pan and all the banks with it my money is 100% safe. It is also worth remembering that the max you refer to is per…

If you have a lot of cash dont ignore NS&I 100% backed by the UK Government and easy access.

Thanks Gus -my head hurts but I will have to read it again-- a few times. This is a perfect example as to why I employed all those (people) degrees. Regards Ken

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