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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Well it took a little longer than I expected but I've increased my short position on the FTSE 100 by 50% today. The way things are heading this week we are looking at the lowest weekly close in 2 years. I'm still not short on the US markets and personally if they are going to go south I'd be much more comfortable shorting them in…

My thoughts are not well formed on this but here are some observations. Apologies if it's a bit rambly.Just from noticing the texture of the conversations here over the years it appears to me that a lot of investors are more value oriented but particularly since summer 2016 these value based investors have seen strategies which include a momentum element surge. And it is hard…

I'm a farmer, that is I use screens driven by fundamental data to generate lists of companies that match my investment criteria. I then apply some technical analysis to time the purchase of the screened stocks. That's about it! Crazy huh? the screens I use have been based on some of the Guru screen here at Stockopedia with some additional tit bits that I have…

Hi dfs12, The fantasy fund league is interesting but you need to dig a little deeper when looking at the results. Many of the top funds run by subscribers have erroneous spikes in their value due to incorrect handling of share splits. That said if you look at the 3 year returns active fund manager shipoffrogs has very good returns. Best of luck Phil

It wasn't instant but it was relatively straightforward.By the way AJBell YouInvest have recently tweaked their FX charges as follows ...Foreign exchange charge on international dealing and foreign currency fundsFirst £10,000                           1.00%Next £10,000                           0.75%Next £10,000                           0.50%Value over £30,000                0.25%

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