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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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Hi Carey,Here's the weekly chart for the FTSE 100 ...It's certainly looking as if the blue lagging line (chikou) is threatening to break out below the Kumo this week. Before taking any action on this though I'd probably want to see a break below the significant 7000 mark. Would I sell all of my UK holdings? Or would I seek to hedge their positions by…

Re:Brexit Coming from a profession where 'informed consent' is paramount then to me there seems to be no other ethical choice than to say to the UK population ... "This is the deal we've been offered and these are the likely outcomes. Are you ready to sign on the dotted line?" Blimey you even get a cooling off period when you buy a car and…

As one poster above mentioned, on this very high quality forum, I do hope that everyone feels able to add their own views without fear of being scorned or chastised. It is the free exchange of views, especially ones that may challenge our own, that have the potential to broaden our own minds. Nice sentiments Richard.Sadly on investment websites it appears many "know the cost…

Time and again Ed has been at pains to point out that ... 1) A individual stock with a high stock rank is not guaranteed to perform 2) That research evidences suggests that selecting a basket of stocks with a high stock rank outperforms 3) Despite point 2, there will be periods of under performance Best of luck Phil

Based on the feedback, I am going to extend my stop losses to 10% for conservative, 15% for balanced and adventurous, and 20% for speculative.My approach occasionally selects about 20 - 25% speculative stocks and my preference for all of my stocks is to use a stop that is based around Ichimoku cloud support which is typically about a 10% stop loss BUTI buy as…

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