19th Aug


Real Name: Mark

Occupation: Private Investor

Interests: International Stocks, Private Equity, Property, Stocks, US Market

Location: Gloucestershire

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About Me:

I have been investing for a long time, but have become more serious about my investments over the last 3 years and am looking to use Stockopedia tools and info. to help maximise my gains.

I have a Portfolio of 14 Buy and hold companies: 3 US, 1 European and 10 UK.  I have held one for 20 years and one for 14 years.

In the last few months I have added a growth portfolio (at least I hope they will grow!) .  It is now up to 6 stocks.

More recently Oct 2018, I have reverted to cash for a substantial part of my portfolio (over 2/3rds).  I'm now looking for bargains and opportunities to reinvest.

Investment Strategy
I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... a year
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
Was pure Value. Now moving towards value with low debt and high EPS growth potential. Just started a separate, pure-growth portfolio. Strategy is too long to detail here, But I learned value from reading Ben Graham, entry and exit timing from Nicolas Darvas & Mark Minervini and growth from Jim Stater. Now trying to incorporate more technical analysis, over-layed on my Fundamental approach. Still learning and enjoying it.

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Recently we have seen massive increases in the deployment and use of AI. From face recognition at airport's passport control, Netflix giving personal recommendations based on learned user preferences and Amazon's table top talking shopping list app. thingy! (not to mention, the upcoming driver-less cars and mini electric aircraft/flying cars). There is no doubt it will continue to grow exponentially and seamlessly play a part…

Kaz Minerals (LON:KAZ) has recently halved in Value. It seems to be due mainly to the fact the the company has bought a new project to develop. It also seems the market didn't want them to continue to develop the business for the future as it would hit financial performance in the near/mid term. Also they have bought the new prospect with cash and shares…

I hold and have just topped up in Infrastructure India (LON:IIP). I made 30% last week (with a smaller holding) and the shares are up massively today. It seems that this fund is still trading with a massive discount to NAV. Anyone got further insight into this fund?

Griffin Mining (LON:GFM) are down 12% so far this morning. I can't see any news. Anybody know why? or is it just normal volatility (seems high for that).

I hold this stock and have held it for two long(ish) periods over the last 3 years. I heard from Evil Knievil (Simon Cawkwell) that he was short on them (due to them being overvalued). At last years investor show that I attended, they (Evil and Tom W) did a blind test on tonics on stage, probably to show that it was all hype. The…

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Great comments on this thread (and great replies). My time has been very limited recently (for non-market related reasons) but I'm especially interested in Franchise/Brand factor for long term holding. I'm also very interested in the app Ed. Looking forward to that going live. Hopeing to be more active again shortly.

A really great, well structured article Nick (as ever). Thanks. Your results kind of mirror my overall investing methods. Quality large caps for buy and hold. Smaller caps/younger companies to trade. My 3 best stocks by far this year have been Beyond Meat, Games Workshop and Future. Beyond Meat especially has been been very volatile since its IPO and i've ridden it bearback (no stop…

Great article Nick. I'm going to take a closer look at this to see if it can add value to my selection process for long term buy-and-holds.

John, Personally, I like the Magic Formula score and would like to see it kept. Its an instant indication of value and quality (and it certainly didn't do Joel Greenblatt any harm!). I realise its always just a matter of opinion, but its easy to ignore this metric if you don't see the value. @ Ed and team. Generally, I'm in favour of of making…

I'd be interested in your thoughts on PPHE Hotel (LON:PPH). There is a a sell off by major shareholders which is going to produce a major sale of shares of similar value to institutions, with a possible move to the main market? Down over 7% today, but could be a good buy point if the promotion is real.

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