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Real Name: Roland Head

Occupation: Investment analyst/writer, private investor

Location: United Kingdom

Twitter: rolandhead

Fantasy Fund: Stock in Focus portfolio

About Me:

I'm an investment writer and analyst, with a particular focus on quality and value. I look for stocks with above-average returns and strong cash generation - always with dividends. I also have a lingering interest in commodity stocks, although I try and keep this guilty pleasure under control. 

In earlier life, I worked as an systems engineer in telecoms and IT. The quantitative, rules-based approach required for this kind of work suits me and has certainly influenced my investing style. I also learned a lot from seeing the tech bubble deflate in 2000/1, when I was working for a large and now defunct telecoms group.

My investment focus is increasingly on 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.


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 an all-cap portfolio with a strong bias towards quality and income. I aim to buy dividend stocks that will provide attractive opportunities for compounding over very long holding periods.

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.



Roland Head's Latest Blogs

SIF Folio: Can Target Healthcare REIT provide a safe 6% yield?

Roland Head Tue 8:10am
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Stock in Focus: Is now the right time to buy Forterra?

Roland Head 14th Jun
2

SIF Folio May review: Drax dives but Airtel Africa keeps climbing

Roland Head 7th Jun
3

Stock in Focus: Is Castings (LON:CGS) a contrarian buy?

Roland Head 24th May
5

SIF Folio: iEnergizer could deliver 6% yield and 20% growth

Roland Head 17th May
10


Roland Head's Latest Comments

re: SIF Folio: Can Target Healthcare REIT provide a safe 6% yield?

Roland Head Wed 10:20am
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re: Stock in Focus: Is Castings (LON:CGS) a contrarian buy?

Roland Head 25th May
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re: SIF Folio: iEnergizer could deliver 6% yield and 20% growth

Roland Head 17th May
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re: SIF Folio: iEnergizer could deliver 6% yield and 20% growth

Roland Head 17th May
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re: SIF Folio: SIF Folio: A stop-loss sale + should I buy Standard Chartered?

Roland Head 10th May
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