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Real Name: Phil Hoffer

Occupation: Company Director, Private Investor

Interests: European Markets, Stocks, US Market

Location: Cardiff

Fantasy Fund: PhilH's Fund

About Me:

I've spent 17 years in the IT industry as a Software Engineer in a variety settings including: Aerospace, Telecomms, Voice Over IP. In 2009 I completed a period of retraining and I now I earn my living as a therapeutic counsellor and supervisor. I've used my programming skills to develop Point & Figure Charting software to support my investing. I also developed an Ichimoku charting application too but disaster struck when a poor backup policy caught me out and I lost both applications. Doh! I rewrote the Point & Figure app quite quickly but as yest I havent rebuilt my Ichimoku app as I tend to rely on I'm married with a lively 6 year old daughter who keeps us on toes.

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... a year
I invest with... <£500k
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk

I buy ...

1) quality companies with good value or growth characteristics

2) with price momentum

3) with EPS growth momentum

4) with sensible debt to profit profile I have many screens but the base concepts I list above are captured in two screens: value and growth

I use notional stop losses that I monitor in the evenings and I use Ichimoku charts to select these levels

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Hi,I like to noodle around on an electric guitar ... very much a learner. For those interested, please check out which is an amazing resource for any guitar enthusiast. Highly recommended.Recently I've been looking to upgrade my amplifier to a combo amp which can emulate the sounds of many different types of amplifiers and effects pedals.The products I became interested in were ...A Line…

Holland Colours NV is a manufacturer and supplier of pigments, granulates and pastes based in the Netherlands.It has a really good investment profile. It's history of revenue and profits is fantastic. It has a great Stock Rank profile and increasing broker estimates which is something I look for when buying. I've been invested in £HOLCO before taking a 15% profit between March & November 2017. …

Hi All, As some of you have recently indicated that some of my ideas have helped in your investing decisions/strategy I wondered if I might invite you to sponsor me in my first ever marathon? At the tender age of 49 I'm running the ABP Newport Wales Marathon on 29th April 2018 and I have to admit I'm starting to get a little nervous.My official…

I've just discovered a 'feature' by accident that might be of use to some. It was something that I was asking Ed for only this week. I wanted to have some visibility of the performance of Guru Strategies in regions which I currently don't have a subscription to. This information might make me upgrade my subscription and encourage me to diversify into new markets. What…

I found it interesting to see how the DOW plunged on the incorrect report by ABC news report that Trump directed Flynn to contact Russian representatives prior to taking office. So it seems the market is very jittery around the Trump presidency. Well today marks another risky day as a New York court is deciding if a case can proceed where an alleged victim of…

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With the FTSE, even after the recent rally it is still Bearish. My exit strategy is two fold. I'll exit either when ... Blue TenkanSen (fast MA) crosses Red KijunSen (Slow MA)Flourescent green stop loss is broken by price action. The stop loss is the KijunSen displaced.The DAX weekly chart is still very bearish. Same exit rules applyThis is very much my own strategy so…

btw my preference was that the US market held out until march time before capitulating as entering a short position at that time would mean that my other investments wouldn't have been eroded by a wider market collapse,i.e. it's a bigger drop from Decembers SPX chikou (value appears in May in the charts as it lags) to the bottom of the Kumo (for two consecutive…

I'm still sat on my shorts for DAX and FTSE. With everything that is going on I'm in no hurry to close them. March is looking interesting both in terms of Brexit and US/China trade negotiations. Given that Trump has had to cave on the wall legislation and that he'll face legal pressure if he tries to invoke emergency procedures I'd suggest that he'd be…

I think what's actually happened is a disconnect between Paul's perceived investment style and the reality. I think sparkler thinks Paul is a long term buy and hold investor, hence his call for quality companies that will still be held after 5 years. And so sparkler produces a list of companies that fail that test. However if you actually look at BMUS there are no…

Agreed, of course. But if you read SCVR you'll find Paul has commented on quite a few occasions "I exited far too early, congrats to those who continue to hold" My aim isn't to pick the top and a trailing stop won't give you the top either.

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