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Real Name: Roland Head

Occupation: Investment analyst/writer, private investor

Interests: Bonds, Commodities, Interest Rates, Oil, Property, Stocks, US Market

Location: United Kingdom

Twitter: rolandhead

Fantasy Fund: Stock in Focus portfolio

About Me:

I'm a private investor, analyst and writer on stock markets, with a particular fondness for free cash flow, dividends and value. My main interests are UK and US stocks. I also have an interest in (profitable) commodity stocks. 

I have passed the CFA Level 1 exam and hold the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

One of my investment interests is developing rules-based strategies such as my Stock in Focus portfolio. This reflects a significant part of my personal portfolio and is the subject of my weekly column here at Stockopedia.

In earlier life, I worked as an engineer in telecoms and IT. The rules-based and quantitative approach required for this kind of work undoubtedly influenced my investing style. 

I also learned a lot from seeing the tech bubble deflate in 2000-1, when I was working for a very large and now defunct Canadian telecoms firm. 


Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... years
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk

I run two portfolios: the first is a mid-large cap income portfolio with a strong bias towards high yield and some value. I aim to buy dividend stocks that will provide attractive opportunities for compounding through reinvestment of cash income.

My second portfolio is the rules-based Stock in Focus Portfolio (SIF), which I run as a Stockopedia Fantasy Fund. I write a weekly column about this portfolio for Stockopedia, which can be found here: https://www.stockopedia.com/columns/stock-in-focus-15/


Blog

Freelance financial writer and analyst, offering news, investment and opinion articles on UK and US stocks. My main interests are dividend and value investing, mostly within the FTSE 350. I also have an interest in some natural resources stocks, but only those which are profitable and pay dividends. I have the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Web Address: http://www.rolandhead.com

Address: North Yorkshire
UNITED KINGDOM

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Roland Head's Latest Blogs
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SIF Folio: Swimming naked + why SSP Group could take off

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SIF Folio May review: Capital Drilling, Medica, Bloomsbury and H&T

Roland Head 26th May
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SIF Folio: Is Sainsbury's a Super Stock in the making?

Roland Head 19th May
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SIF Folio: Affordable focus could aid Countryside Properties’ recovery

Roland Head 12th May
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SIF Folio: Why nine months could be the optimum holding period

Roland Head 5th May
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