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Real Name: Chris

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Investment Strategy
Diversification is ... a hedge for ignorance

I use a mixture of dart throwing and technical analysis to identify undervalued stocks, and mesmerism to increase their prices. I had unmatched success with this combination, from march to september 2009.

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You have probably wondered about the truth of the claim that Southern entrepreneurs - and the businesses they run - are shifty, unscrupulous and two-faced. We need take nobody's word for it because the data is available. Let's investigate!I got hold of a list of the postcodes of HQs of all the firms on the market, converted them into Latitude and Longitude, and merged this…

I took an accounting course a while ago, and partly for fun the professor described a forensic accounting technique, which I've been mulling over. In the spirit of Christmas, that time of year when we give away useless stuff to people we barely know, I thought I'd contribute the findings to the investing public. You can read about Benford's law on wikipedia. The article there…

You won't find anything new or unexpected in this piece - it will only confirm some common observations.I got interested in those network visualisations you see sometimes, and resolved to make one. As a slave to Twitter, and follower of some of this site's regulars, I thought mapping PI Twitter was a project. It's made with R and Gephi.First thing is to know what I'm…

There's much disappointment about the lack of an article on BooHoo today, so I'm going to step in. Prepare to be further underwhelmed. I'm wanted to see how BOO compared to Asos subsequent to the launch of Boo's app, and you can get the data to do this: a moving average of web traffic from and app downloads from I only have the…

Here are some graphs: they show a bunch of companies placed according to the automatically generated Earnings-Power (vertical-axis) and Graham valuations (horizontal) from this site. EPV is supposed to consider the firm as it stands today, Graham as the firm it will grow into. AIUI. Overvalued is top left, Undervalued bottom right. No particular rationale for the choices of firms: some are people's picks for…

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I mean, I'd like to know what ambrosia thought of them. Hand on their wisdom, or chuck them in the bin? - it's hard to tell. The one on the right is by Mandelbrot - not sure if he made money on the markets with his fractal equations, and dammit there's no way to find out

please write a 500 word review of each to help us decide

Some people here may have pitched in on the UKStockchallenge website's year-long competition. Winning this entails a lucky oil strike, but I keep believing there's some wisdom in it. So here's a plot made up from this year's entries, last year's performance, and this site's stockranks.. Y axis: last year's profit mixed up with the average stockrank of the choices each entrant has made this…

You could have swapped "Brexit" for "Corbyn" in the 5th question. This is a nearly existential threat I would think. Maybe we are a year away from the nearest possible next election - we could see the possibility increasingly weigh down on business confidence and investor exuberance.

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