Real Name: Patrick Leahy

Occupation: Other

Interests: Property, Stocks

Location: London

Twitter: pmrleahy

About Me:

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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Because QUIZ (LON:QUIZ) has strong growth. As mentioned above their Xmas revenue growth was 32% compared with e.g. N Brown (LON:BWNG) that reported growth of 3.2%

Sentiment about United Carpets (LON:UCG) is likely to be affected by the last Carpetright (LON:CPR) update which didn't look very promising. It's also very illiquid which means it will likely never be on a normal PER. I hold but I would probably sell once it reached a p/e of say 7.5-8.

Hi Graham - Paul didn't quite have time to cover Innovaderma (LON:IDP) yesterday. I haven't properly read the results but it looks like the share price has taken a big beating and I wonder if it's overdone given the revenue growth. Would welcome your view.

It's nothing major to worry about for us amateur investors I don't think. Here's a link (if it doesn't work, as it's from a competitor website, then there are other straightforward explanations on google):

I remain sceptical about MySale (LON:MYSL) as an investment proposition. The flash sales space is becoming quite competitive although it's possible there might be some consolidation. Brand Alley (through which I've made a number of purchases) last week purchased one of the smaller competitors: Achica. There are also more niche sites like SportPursuit and of course there is TKMaxx. Many brands also now operate their…

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