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


High end luxury ski chalet business in Meribel

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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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Hi Andrew L I think that is not the expressing the "alternative view" that has annoyed people here (me included) but the language and phraseology he uses. I think people often disagree here with Paul/Graham's perspective on a stock and give reasoned posts as to why (I did on Revolution Bars (LON:RBG) back in March (ish) 2017 and got out with a small loss at…

Sparkler I, for one, would be really grateful if you are going to post comments like this, that you didn't. If you think Paul/Graham's column is not worth the read (which seems to be what you are saying, despite the closing line of your first paragraph), then don't read it and certainly don't comment. Some of the phrases are frankly offensive. What gives you the…

Hi Ed I hesitated to post this because I wasn’t sure whether it seemed overly critical, so forgive me if it does, it is not meant to be. What a brilliant column and the list throws up some interesting stocks. Thank you. As you say this one should get more views than last years rather than less. There is a great deal that can be…

Paul what an amazing report on Sosandar (LON:SOS). I haven’t read it completely but just brilliant. Thank you. Will read thoroughly on the train tomorrow. And being 33% of their 52 week high may just pick up a few to tuck away. Michael

Hi Zoiberg RE: Reads This is a bit of code (JavaScript or similar) that will register a read when someone visits a page for example two leave a suggestion of a company they would like Paul/Graham to comment on. It doesn’t check whether they have read the words, just whether they have visited. It could also detect how long they stayed on the page, where…

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