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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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£AVAP. Carcosa. Thank you for this excellent summary.  I hold (since September 2016)Michael

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