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Real Name: David Whitehouse

Occupation: Private Investor, Other

Interests: Asian Markets, Economics, Private Equity

Location: London

Twitter: @DBWLondon

Fantasy Fund: Monty9's Fund

About Me:

Chartered Accountant. CFO in a City trading and fund management company.  Previously part owned and ran small financial software company.  Involved in trade sales of that and similar companies an AIM IPO, a placing and 2 takeovers. Country manager for early 1990's derivatives system business in Japan and Hong Kong.


Investment Strategy
I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... on instinct
I hold for... a year
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... important, but not beyond 10 positions

Private investor.  Conservative investment in relatively high risk investments with high upside.  Prepared to take a number of heavy losses to hold the occasional star.  Ideal holding period is until probate but normally between 2 weeks and 3 years.

Enjoy the freedom of being ableto deal on a whim but have historically done better following some basic research, particularly reading and evaluating the published accounts, and understanding the fundamental proposition of the business.

Typically overweight in technology stocks, prefer if cash positive.



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At 09.00 am the price has recovered from -11.5% to -3.6%. Given the history of this stock I had expected the fall on unchanged earnings to be greater. It sounds like the accounts will only truly reflect the anticipated performance improvement in Dec 18. I conclude is that the story has now been recognised and larger investors are happy to hold for the growth story…

LRM have just announced their second contract win in 3 days. The latest is to provide its regulatory reporting software to Bank Leumi in New York and London. The previous one stated "... Lombard Risk has been awarded a contract to provide its REPORTER regulatory reporting software in Hong Kong and Singapore for a major wealth management banking subsidiary of a leading Asian bank with…

I have been greatly disappointed, though less surprised, by recent shrill criticism of the immorality of high earners arranging their affairs to minimise tax liabilities. Cameron too is guilty of supporting this mob morality - and he and his sidekick Osborne make the rules. One fears that the next step will inevitably be more poorly judged legislation to target the specific areas where too little…

Globo announced their Dec 2011 results yesterday. They were excellent but the market marked them down a tad; its hard to see why. My initial take on their current position is extremely positive, particularly for those who have some risk appetite where the upside is massive. This is not completely risk free but the underlying business looks to be of such quality the risk is…

A market cap under £50M, partnerships with many of the world's leading electronics companies,IP in one of the most interesting technologies that is gaining a foothold in major consumer markets. Seriously, a company like Samsung might place a value of at least £250M on this. Could fail, but has an equal chance of 10 bagging, or better, in the foresee-able IMHO. I'm in.



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I thought the trading update from IGE was excellent. Take the point about small and illiquid but that can support eye-watering returns as insti's come onboard and operational gearing improves. Not tradeable in any serious way but well worth a small investment with a 2 to 3 year view. Feels a bit like a young Judges Scientific. I did buy a small stake the day…

One of the pleasures of investing for oneself is that one is responsible to nobody but oneself (and maybe family). I have tended to buy stocks I fancy and simply hold. After a while the good massively outperform the bad (held IQE since 2009) - but patience is needed. However this does mean that a recession can be extremely painful, and I think my rather…

The intangible assets increased just £2M since Dec 16 so they have not deferred the revenue costs of development any faster then they are expensing earlier spend. Also Depreciation and amortisation only increased a tad against H1 16. In short, I think the answer is no they haven't 'balance sheeted' development spend beyond what is mandated by IFRS. There have been intangible fixed assets acquired…

IQE. Paul, here is one of your 10K readers who has held since 2009 (well, net of a sale of 33% when it breached 70p). Unsurprisingly it is my largest holding also. I do find the conventional analysts in companies like this are way too cautious on both the upside and downside. Understandably I guess; if you forecast a 30% earnings increase an the company…

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