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Real Name: Patrick Leahy

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Interests: Property, Stocks

Location: London

Twitter: pmrleahy

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I am a young private investor; it's a hobby for me. Full-time I am the head of a policy and communications team for a medical royal college.


2017: 24% (at 4 Nov 2017)

2016: 4.8%

2015: 4.2%

2014: 25.2%

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QUIZ (LON:QUIZ) clothing looks interesting to me. I was first attracted to it as a share because it has strong Boohoo.Com (LON:BOO) style advertising everywhere on the London Underground and I noticed more women in my office were browsing the site at work. This is a retailer towards the budget end of the highstreet with around 70 physical stores, primarily in the UK, around 170…

The new Google Finance update has lost the portfolio and live prices (for UK stocks anyway) feature. In fact it's a terrible update - I don't see why I'd use the website anymore. Can anyone recommend a website that has live prices for free? I use the mobile app Webull but its portfolio feature is a bit basic and I try and avoid using my…

I’ve recently been going over Innovaderma (LON:IDP) a share I’ve held on and off this year, so thought I’d share my research with Stockopedia users. I currently hold it and topped up recently after it fell nearly 50% from its high earlier in the year. Graham Neary has also written about it a few times and it was Graham that originally flagged it to me.…

Do Stockopedia readers have a personal view on the outlook for the UK economy at the moment? I appreciate it's all educated guesswork but it's obviously important for considering what to do with one's portfolio. For me there are some contradictory signals. E.g. Safestyle UK (LON:SFE) recent update made me nervous that we're on the verge of a recession if a big ticket item like…

With many shares on pricey valuations, I'm beginning to look at safe-ish ways of shorting the market. I have never shorted anything in my life and have generally been put off shorting due to the risks and complexity involved. More recently I've been looking at ETF products which short indices such as this product which shorts the FTSE 250: There are good reasons for…

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I'm a fan and holder of Palace Capital (LON:PCA) on the basis it has a good dividend and trades at a discount to NAV. The management is very selective about its purchases and it has executed well to date which is the other key attraction here; it has a history of buying property at a discount and selling at a decent profit. On a 13.5%…

Hi Graham - sorry to hog the comments this week but I agree with hayashai22 - Tricorn (LON:TCN) is looking interesting. It seems to be turning around as a business, growing revenues and profitability, but is on a low forward PE of 10.7. Its margins are not that great as a business and the management have made it a priority to change that which seems…

What I like about QUIZ (LON:QUIZ) is it has great BooHoo style marketing to drive online traffic - at least in London; it's adverts are everywhere! So I think the online side of things has great potential. Unfortunately in today's update we are given no indication as to what the "Board's expectations" are for FY19 and there is no data on like for like store…

Thanks very much Graham. It's always a relief to find your analysis broadly similar to my own! EDIT: p.s. it would be good if the whizz-kids at Stockopedia could fix the erroneous ticker issue

I would love you to look at AFH Financial (OFEX:AFHP). I think the ticket is wrong on here. It's published interims this morning.  It's your area of expertise Graham and their revenue is growing very fast and the PE doesn't look too bad considering. However presumably it is reasonably cyclical and it's had to do numerous fundraisings in the past which may put some people…

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