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Occupation: IT Consultant

Interests: Shares, Gold, Indices, Major FX, Volatility, Options

About Me:

20+ years experience of investing and trading. Learnt a lot through hard knocks!

Investment Strategy

Varied. I invest in a mixture of Q, V & M stocks, but also short those that i feel are overvalued. (ShareProphets is a great resource for shorts).

Don't just rely on shares. I also trade Gold, major FX, Volatility Index, Sector Indices etc, where i feel i can identify value.

Currently quite bearish on the markets on macro factors, so 50% gold, 40% long, 10 short in SIPP/ISA.

Spread bet account is mainly shorts, either individual stocks or via PUT options on major indices. Also like to buy Volatility index when it reaches lows.

Number 1 tip: Never get emotionally attached to a share!

Number 2 tip: Use stop losses and don't bet what you can't afford to lose!

Martin C's Latest Blogs

Gold continuing its march higher... with a lot more to come IMO. Is benefiting from being the ultimate safe haven in a time when... The global economy is slowingThe value of USD is set to drop as US enter rate-cutting cycleStock markets are looking toppyLong term government bonds are paying negative yieldsMany nation states (led by China) are buying/stockpiling gold at the momentAll in all…

Martin C's Latest Comments

Did they make any acquisitions in 2019 or late FY2018? That would account for a sudden 1-off jump in EPS.

Not sure trust is the issue here, more that its become increasing clear how difficult it is to value Burford - and that for me is why i remain out, having previously been a long term holder. 

Thanks Andy, already in VanEck fund as well as Direxion 3x Miners and Junior Miners... as well Barrick, Trans-Siberian, Anglo-Asian and Shanta. Half my portfolio is in gold/gold miners at the moment. Very bullish as you can probably tell :)

Hi Graham, you can also get leveraged exposure to the price of gold via instruments such as the below, which can be held in SIPP's, and some in ISA's too. Boost Gold 3x Leverage Daily ETP SG GOLD X5 DAILY LONG Gold The Boost ETP comes with GBP and USD versions - pick the GBP version and you can benefit from the fall in Sterling…

Tom W is reporting a rumour that Gotham City are going to publish their own Short Dossier on Burford this weekend.Also that he's expecting a response from Muddy Waters to Burfords rebuttal.Looks like another volatile week ahead!

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