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Real Name: Oliver Cooper

Occupation: Analyst, Private Investor

Interests: Economics, Funds, International Stocks, Stocks

Location: Oxford

About Me:

I am an Analyst at Stockopedia - my job here is to get the most out of our fundamental data by exploring new ways to present and interpret it. My experience is predominantly based around Portfolio Construction & Risk; researching and implementing quantitative techniques to create better portfolios and make better decisions.



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Kevfle recently posted an intriguing article called “Can we beat the professionals?’ In this he touched on some interesting questions around the investment industry, which provoked a flurry of responses from our fantastic community here at Stockopedia. Kevfle seemed to have several questions on his mind, including: Can we actually ever outperform the pros?Am I wasting my time?Is it easier to choose and evaluate a…

Kevfle recently posted an intriguing article called “Can we beat the professionals?’ In this he touched on some interesting questions around the investment industry, which provoked a flurry of responses from our fantastic community here at Stockopedia. Kevfle seemed to have several questions on his mind, including: Can we actually ever outperform the pros?Am I wasting my time?Is it easier to choose and evaluate a…

First Officer: “Captain - one of our engines is failing.”Captain: “Set throttle to maximum thrust on the failing engine.” Even if you have never watched a sci-fi movie before, our captain’s response may sound a little odd to you, and for good reason. Engineering systems are designed to reallocate resources away from failing components and towards working components to ensure the system continues to work.…

Suppose I proposed to you that instead of picking stocks this year, you could have a lucky dip and pick a ball from one of two hats, Hat A or Hat B. Each hat is full of several balls which are coloured either green or red and have a percentage printed on them, where green balls have positive numbers and red balls have negative numbers.…



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Thanks for this Phil - you explained this better than I could have!

Hello all, there have been a few queries regarding closed and empty positions, so I thought I would add a note to clarify. By default in the new site, your portfolio will show both positions that you have an active holding in and any shares that you have added to the portfolio but you have not yet added any transactions for, known as 'empty' positions.…

Hello herbie, the mini charts should now be available again, sorry for the temporary blip.

Hello Andrew, thanks for the comment.It is certainly conversely true that institutional investors have some advantages over private investors as noted at the start of the article; whether there is a net advantage depends on how much the investor adopts their advantages into their process.With regards to whether we can beat the best investors….the challenge here is also identifying the best investors ex-ante as investing…

Thank you for your kind response regarding the article. I am not aware of that paper, but it sounds very intriguing - you have given me some interesting evening reading material!

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