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Occupation: Private Investor

Interests: Asian Markets, Bonds, Commodities, Derivatives, Economics, Emerging Markets, European Markets, Funds, Geopolitics, Gold, Hedge Funds, Interest Rates, International Stocks, Oil, Private Equity, Property, Stocks, US Market

Twitter: @marben100

About Me:

I am a full-time private investor... with a little trading on the side (generally small-scale arbitrage in specialist niches).

Previously, I spent 24 years in the IT industry, 13 of those running my own IT services firm. I invested as a "hobby" for 20 years before turning it into a full-time occupation in 2004.

I really enjoy the "research" side of investing, finding out about varied businesses and industries and learning what makes them tick. Since going "full-time" I have learnt an awful lot from some very erudite investors & professionals who are kind enough to share their expertise in electronc forums such as this. I can now count a number of them as my friends, having had the opportunity to meet them in the real world, as well as this virtual one!

I try to pay back the debt I owe by sharing what I've learnt and I always value constructive criticism to correct my errors and misapprehensions!

I am a Director of ShareSoc, the UK organisation for individual shareholders. See below for details.



Investment Strategy

Value oriented - but taking account of growth. I always look for "cheap" stocks but adjust my definition of "cheap" to take account of conservative growth prospects. "Cheap" can also relate to asset value, as well as earnings/cashflow.

Marben100's Latest Blogs

What I did on THAT Friday...

marben100 26th Jun '16

ShareSoc's IT Upgrade Project

marben100 30th May '16

Averaging down...

marben100 8th May '16

ShareSoc Investor Masterclass : the great Quindell debate!

marben100 18th Oct '15

Whither the price of oil?

marben100 20th Dec '14

Marben100's Latest Comments

re: Oil & Gas watch - DGOC and Enwell

marben100 19th Feb

Stockopedia Subscriber Performance Survey 2018

marben100 19th Dec '18

Overconfidence - why misplaced self-belief can be costly

marben100 2nd Feb '18

Notice about London Stock Exchange Quote Irregularities

marben100 4th Jan '18

Oceans Wilsons - An enigma?

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