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Inspired by Stephen Bland's recent HYP post, I thought I would suggest a different approach to putting together a HYP. While I understand that Stephen's focus is on income alone and a hold forever approach, neither of these fit my personality or investing style. So is it possible to have a HYP that seeks to give a great income but also is likely to bring…

Over the last few months, I have had a few successes with what Minervini calls power plays. These are stocks that go up by 100% or more in an eight week (or less) period, then consolidate/correct without correcting more than 20-25%, then finally move back up and through their high (at the top of the initial increase). The buy point is just above this high…

Ocado (LON:OCDO) is not a share I would normally consider but it has popped up on a Minervini Power Play screen. Minervini looks for 100% share price increase in eight weeks (it took nine weeks for Ocado) followed by a consolidation/correction period where the price corrects by no more than 20-25% in 2-6 weeks. Ocado (LON:OCDO) has corrected by about 21% (550-432) and is now…

I have found that the William O'Neil screen is a great source of growth share ideas. Microgen (LON:MCGN) was added to his screen on Friday after the share popped above its 50 day MA for the first time in a while. I currently have a 50% position in Microgen and have held throught recent weakness. I bought when the price looked like it was going…

Guys,can I ask for your help.I've been investing now for a couple of decades, I have a maths degree and I'm fairly savvy, but I am really struggling to know what to do with this "return of value to shareholders". I have read the tender offer several times but still I am unsure what to do. I'm not asking for advice, just any experience anyone…

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I have been looking recently at Boohoo (LON:BOO) which seem to be tightening up nicely. If you look at the 2 or 5 year weekly chart, it looks like a nice cup with handle. It is emerging from a very long base and it continues to have good growth figures going forward. My trading plan is to buy a 1/4 position at 235, another 1/4…

Another quick update. The portfolio is down about 0.5% even including the dividends. So not great, but not surprising as the market has fallen since inception generally. Bovis Homes (LON:BVS), £BT.A, and especially Imperial Brands (LON:IMB) are all having a big drag on the portfolio. Headlam (LON:HEAD) has done well up over 12% if you include it's dividend (past ex-div date). Imperial Brands (LON:IMB) remains…

Just a quick update. Micro Focus International (LON:MCRO) did a tender to return excess cash to shareholders. This meant that I received just over £800 and my investment reduced by a similar amount. As I considered my options, I took the decision to reinvest the money in what appeared to me to be the best StockRank/ dividend yield combination. And so the money, along with…

I bought this on 19 Feb when it broke out of a tightish spot and then two days later, it got clobbered and I got stopped out. It does look like it wants to go higher though so hopefully you'll get that cushion to enable you to hold. M.

Thanks for your comments guys. @Aesurgenor, well spotted. Yes you're right £350m minimum market cap. It's a wee bit arbitrary but I do most of my trading in the US and $500m is my minimum in dollars so thats how I got there. I will only be reviewing once per year on 31 December so if a stock dips below 70 and then recovers it…

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