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Real Name: Michael Broom Smith

Occupation: Company Director, Private Investor

Interests: European Markets, Stocks, US Market

Location: Herefordshire

Twitter: mbroomsmith

About Me:

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

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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Djsdanny. I wholeheartedly agree about the SCVR being available only to paid subscribers of of Stockopedia. I wonder what Ed, Paul and Graham think? Copying Graham I have created a two question Survey at: Hope that is OK Graham/Ed? Best wishes Purpleski

Hi mercury61 Not sure why anybody would report your comment for disruptive behaviour but for what is worth I have learn that the best thing is to follow the lead of Paul and Graham. So for example if Paul writes about Debenhams (LON:DEB) (or IQE (LON:IQE) :-)) or something more macro (market turmoil as he or Graham, cannot remember which, did last week) then it…

Hi Mercury61 The thumbs down are not personal but just an indication of people’s opinion of the request. Generally most here don't want Paul and Graham’s opinion on large caps. Hence the thumbs down. There is a sentiment here that the SCVR should only discuss (i.e. not mention Brexit, macro, politics, large cap, mid cap etc) within the remit described in the title. Personally I…

Hi timarr From that perspective I entirely agree a mere scratch in the context of the long term ups and downs of the market but in Simoan’s comment I could not work out whether he thinks this is a mere scratch before a blood bath (the arms and legs getting cut off) and therefore time to sell and buy back after the 75% fall to…

Hi Si Yes but Graham started the column with: “Let's see what's happening in the markets:...” That was all he wrote about and people followed on from his lead IMO. I think it would be a very narrow and boring column if day after day Paul and Graham just discussed the trading updates issued that day by small caps. This is what they do probably…

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