Real Name: Michael Broom Smith

Occupation: Private Investor, Retired

Interests: European Markets, Stocks, US Market

Location: Meribel

Twitter: mbroomsmith

About Me:

I have been running my ski holiday business (Purple Ski) for 27 years which I started with £3.57 in the bank and sold in June 2018 for a mid-six figure sum, which for me shows that a buy and hold philosophy can work! I split my time between Meribel and Buckinghamshire.


Investment Strategy
I trade... a few times per year
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... years
I invest with... <£1m
Diversification is ... important, but not beyond 10 positions

Still learning and have been reading voraciously for the past two or three years to educate myself but still feel I have a long way to go. However I am a definite fan of Warren Buffet and think that his philosophy is the right one but have recently become enthusiatic about Slater's Zulu principle.

Diversification is important but not beyond 15 to 20 positions


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I would be interested to hear people's views on Boohoo's LTIP and directors remuneration in general. I have not fully studied the remuneration report but hope to do so before voting on the accounts. I also see that the CFO has no "skin in the game". As far as I can see options are granted, received and cashed. I would also be interested to hear…

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Does anybody know who are the major customers of Finsbury Food (LON:FIF) ? Specifically how reliant they are on the major supermarkets? Thanks. I am long Finsbury Food (LON:FIF) and currently up 13%

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Thank you for your few on XLMedia (LON:XLM) "I have no idea what it might do over the long run but for now I do think that shareholders could potentially get showered in cash." I have held this all the way down to 46p (from 180p) and back to the current price. I should have bought some more at 46p but I was rabbit. On…

Just want to thank Paul for all the information he has shared on Sosandar (LON:SOS). I hold very small position.

Laurie/Gromley “I like to add a debt filter to my selections. It picks up cash flow issues, provides a margin of safety, etc. If you had, for example, total debt must be less than 3xs op profit, the three biggest winners would still be included, but 5 of the 7 biggest losers would have been excluded. Britvic was the only company excluded by the suggested…

Thanks Paul and echo Robert Smith but don’t over do it now and give yourself another chest infection!!On Sosandar (LON:SOS) I have a very small position bought at 29p (my smallest holding and less than 1.5% of folio before this fall and now .75%!!) but I do think that these type of internet “disrupters” is where the money will be made.  The high street is…

Just wanted to thank Paul for his review of Sosandar (LON:SOS) (which I hold a minute holding) and Graham for his analysis of Northamber (LON:NAR). Northamber (LON:NAR) is so fascinating I almost want to buy a few because it is so odd!

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