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Real Name: Paul Scott

Occupation: Analyst, Blogger, Company Director, Entrepreneur, Event Organiser, Private Investor

Interests: Economics, Stocks

Location: Hove & Canonbury

Twitter: @paulypilot

Fantasy Fund: Beam me up Scotty

About Me:

I trained as an accountant with a Top 5 firm, but that was so boring that I spent too much time in the 1990s being a disco bunny, and busting moves on the dancefloor, and chilling out with mates back at either my house or theirs, and having a lot of fun!

Then spent 8 years as FD for a ladieswear retail chain called "Pilot", leaving on great terms in 2002 - having been a key player in growing the business 10 fold. If the truth be told, I partied pretty hard at the weekends too, so bank reconciliations on Monday mornings were more luck than judgement!! But they were always correct.

I got bored with that and decided to become a professional small caps investor in 2002. I made millions, but got too cocky, and lost the lot in 2008, due to excessive gearing. A miserable, wilderness period occurred from 2008-2012.

Since then, the sun has begun to shine again! I am now utterly briliant again, and immerse myself in small caps, and am a walking encyclopedia on the subject. I love writing a daily report for on most weekday mornings, constantly researching daily results & trading updates for small caps. Cheese!

Investment Strategy
I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... years
I search for fundamental value in smaller caps, especially companies which are overlooked, or where price has become irrationally low due to negative sentiment. I like businesses with decent cashflow, strong balance sheets, and like dividends. I tend to hold for 6 months to 10 years, but a typical investment is 2-3 years. Special situations, and situations where the market has not yet priced in an improving commercial outlook for a company particularly interest me, as do turnarounds. But above all, shares which are cheap!

Paul Scott's Latest Blogs

Hi, it's Paul here.This is the placeholder for Thursday's reader comments. Estimated timings for today's report: as usual this week, I'll be writing mainly from late morning, until estimated completion time of 5pm. To get the early birds started, here is the link to yesterday's completed report, which I think had some useful & interesting stuff in it, including reader comments, which early risers might…

Hi, it's Paul here. Good morning! I'm settling into a pattern of writing from late morning, through to tea time, which works best for me. Therefore today's report estimated time of completion is 5pm. Update at 16:57 - today's report is now finished.  I decided to have a bit of a ramble about macro stuff in the last section about PEB, so will check it…

Hi, it's Paul here. Estimated timings for today's report - similar to yesterday. I'll start writing sections from late morning, then will work mainly in the afternoon. Estimated completion time: 5 pm. Update at 16:44 - today's report is now finished. SimplyBiz (LON:SBIZ) Share price: 200pNo. shares: 96.8mMarket cap: £193.6m Interim results SimplyBiz (AIM: SBIZ), the independent provider of compliance and business services to financial…

Hi, it's Paul here. Here is the placeholder for Monday's reader comments. I'm on the afternoon shift today, so estimated time of completion here is 5pm.Update at 16:36 - today's report is now finished. Ten Lifestyle (LON:TENG) Share price: 119p (up 3.5% today, at 11:57)No. shares: 80.65mMarket cap: £96.0m Full year trading update  Ten Lifestyle Group plc (AIM: TENG), a leading technology-enabled lifestyle and travel…

Good morning, it's Paul here, I'm on duty today. There's literally nothing on today's RNS within my remit. So instead, I'll circle back to some results on Tuesday which I've still got in my pending tray - please see the header above for tickers. Estimated completion time of today's report: 5pm.Update at 16:39 - today's report is now finished. Motorpoint (LON:MOTR) Share price: 204p (down…

Paul Scott's Latest Comments

Re French Connection (LON:FCCN) - I've only skimmed the figures, as have been on holiday in Malta this week with deliberately no laptop.Mildly disappointing figures, but good outlook. Mgt tells it like it is, so I accept the reason as valid re phasing of wholesale orders into H2. As Graham points out, there is an inherent & sizeable H2 bias to profitability every year. So…

I don't know anything about medical insurance policies. However, I do think that the insurance companies that are underwriting them, could be bust, long term.Why? A friend has paid something like £200 per month for years into a policy. His Mum recently fell ill. The NHS did a good job dealing with the emergency, then he moved her to a private hospital in London, at…

Well done, Effortless Cool, thank you!I've just triggered the flag to put this report on the SCVR landing page too.So I think we have all aspects covered.Best wishes, Paul.

Hi Graham,M Winkworth (LON:WINK) Interims appear steady, slightly down on last year.I had a very quick look at Winkworth's figures this morning, but decided not to report on it in the end, as it's so tiny.I very much welcome when subscribers want to comment on results here in the comments section, so please feel free to do your own synopsis whenever you like.Typically I'll only…

andrea341/Paul/Stocko - The problem today is that to yesterday's report. Ah yes, I think the problem with that, is that I have to remember to set a flag on each day's report to make it come up on the SCVR landing page, and sometimes I forget. As it becomes part of my daily routine, I should gradually automatically remember to do this. In the meantime,…

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