Occupation: Company Director, Consultant

Interests: Economics, European Markets, Interest Rates, International Stocks, Stocks

Location: London & Nottingham

Twitter: @TrousersTechno

Investment Strategy
I trade... weekly
I tend to buy... according to my system
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
I guess I would define my strategy overall as one that is akin to a Value or Quality Momentum approach. I use the Stock Ranks, but do not only select based solely upon them, and essentially try to find another reason why a share should be purchased. Once the story becomes more compelling, then that is usually enough and I may well then purchase the share. Not all are successful, of course, and if they turn downwards then I may well sell, even if this is purely a technical decision. i.e. there is no other information that may be driving the price downwards. Basically, why hold on to something that seems unloved by the market, and I am quite happy to take some losses. I hold shares usually for several months, but it may be weeks or even days if something goes wrong, so I do not adhere to the fixed length approach. However, one rule I do try to employ is not to jump too soon. To do nothing is also a decision, so I typically require real evidence that the downward (or flat) cycle is likely to continue. No point in holding a share to see it return close to nothing or negative values. Diversification is essential to reduce risk, and this is my main focus behind my diversification. I have no clue which shares will move upwards, and find that my favourites often lag behind. This simply re-enforces the correctness of my decision to hold a reasonably wide portfolio, typically 18-25 shares. Technical analysis feeds my buy and sell points, but I do not claim to be an expert of this, nor do I wish to spend the time so doing. I need it to be a fairly quick process, and as long as the weight of evidence supports one or the other, then that is usually enough. I don't always get it right, but most probably it is better than average so worthwhile. I have massive goals, and always look to improve, but as I lead a very busy working life, the time I have available is also limited, not least in paying attention also to my very active family! I hope that I achieve them, and with Stockopedia, I feel that not only do we have the right tools, but also the right team to support us.

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