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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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And how the hell do you do that???? Seriously it would be interesting to see how the ranks react to news events. That's what I was wondering about. 

How do you get that q v m history under a chart?

I spent the morning picking stocks. Then I came in from the garden, stuck them in a vase, and logged on to the internet. Can you imagine how off putting it was when I discovered that the firm I had short sold had both tanked, and bombed? It's the sort of winner-take-all violence that a sensible person wants to avoid. So I met a friend…

I'd have thought that 'shares' and 'equities' are about the most female-skewed words going. Followed by 'market' [ok, 'stockmarket' evokes grunting pigs. But maybe it evokes a flower market?]. But if 'building' a 'stake' evokes images of wolfwhistling and bayonets, you may have a problem. Why should you be freer if you call it 'embracing' a 'clutch', or whatever.. Don't fall in love with those…

I kept an eye on WEY's statistics on a free web traffic site. They've actually fallen in rankings (no idea if I have found an accurate source of data mind you) since last year. There was a bump in January (when they hired the big screen at Waterloo), but traffic halved in Feb. I also was unimpressed by this firm - they seem to be…

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