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Occupation: Private Investor

Interests: Emerging Markets, Funds, Private Equity, Stocks

Twitter: @richard_goodwin

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Long time private investor. Continually aiming to get better at it!


Investment Strategy
I trade... a few times per year
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... years
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
Sensible but not necessarily consistent.


Richard Goodwin's Latest Blogs

I am keen to move stockbrokers for my ISA and dealing account which is currently with Selftrade (now Equiniti) who have a poor and terribly slow website which doesn't enable trades to be set out of hours and doesn't work with the Chrome browser. I am keen not to go with a small company, nor a bank, nor pay too much! I was considering IG.…

For simplicity I benchmark my portfolios against the FTSE 100. Ideally I would prefer to use an equity only total returns index but have never found a source. I only need access once a month when I update my portfolio spreadsheets to a single value for the index, so it isn't worth paying for. I don't think that the WMA indexes will help as they…

Velocys is a licensor/expert on Gas To Liquids (GTL) technology. It applies this at a small scale to gas to create high value oil related products. It is a university spin out supplemented by some acquisitions and I admire the way they have gone about building alliances, obtaining funding and generally making themselves a very credible proposition in their market (they claim to have a…

I have noticed that amongst the small medtech firms quoted on AIM, a few such as Electrical Geodesics and Lifeline Scentific are US based. I am interested in medtech but slightly wary of overseas companies listed in the UK. Why would US medtech firms chose to list here? If I was comfortable with the answer then I might even invest! Richard



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Leeds (LON:LDSG) A decent proportion of the profits fall is simply due to exchange rate translation. GM in the main business in Germany is up (as one would hope as they have invested heavily in plant and machinery in recent years with cost reduction as one of the justifications. The chain of shops (management now changed) and Chinese operation have been squeezed. The company has…

That's my fundamental problem too. It seems as if I could get as good or better returns just using stockranks or screens but it's my hobby!

Thanks Maddox. Am interesting one to keep an eye on, a lower risk biotech

Thank you Paul. I will I've been investing for decades and I still learn loads from you every day

From my point of view automated dividend reinvesting has two challenges: a] as Gus says, it is expensive for small holdings b] it can be administratively painful. If you are at the stage where capital gains tax may be owed you have to calculate gains based on lots of individual purchases for which you need records. Dividend reinvesting is a really important driver of gains…


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