19th Jul '17


Occupation: Blogger, Private Investor, Trader

Interests: Emerging Markets, Funds, Geopolitics, Gold, Interest Rates, International Stocks, Oil, Stocks, US Market

Location: London

Twitter: @TraderTim5

Fantasy Fund: TraderTim's Fund

About Me:

Part-time investor, trader and blogger looking for trading opportunities.  All trading thoughts, experiences and trades published on 10% of profits donated to charity every month. Thoughts are just my opinion. 

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... after much research
I hold for... a few months
I invest with... <£100k
Diversification is ... essential to reduce risk
I take part in both investing and trading - two different things, but I partake in both. I invest for the long-term looking for primarily large-mid cap stocks that have a strong dividend or the potential for a strong dividend. My long-term holds allow for compounding dividends to work their magic. Roughly 25% of my portfolio will be holding growth stocks - mid-caps through to pennystocks. Investment in growth stocks is based on strong management in a progressive sector that is growing and the potential to be a global business. My trading is primarily in penny stocks and small caps - though occasionally will buy in to large caps at a good price. Cut losses at -25% without fail and will use my judgement on when to take profit. Try to make all trades via a limit order, rather than on impulse. Holding can be between one week and a couple of months.


I am a part-time investor and trader. I have started a blog to document to trading thoughts and ideas, so hopefully readers can learn from both my trading successes and failures. Every trade recommended in this blog I will make myself and 10% of earnings will be donated to charity at the end of each month. Subscribe to my latest posts here

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 As many will know, Mike Ashley is appearing in front of MPs on the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee are looking into the working practices at Sports Direct. I am currently watching it and finding it interesting. Mike Ashley speaking very candidly about the business and its current problems even musing that maybe Sports Direct International had outgrown him. Anyway, it's certainly very different to…

In this post, I hope to direct you toward 3 companies that I think you should buy ‘right now’. By ‘right now’, this doesn’t mean you should jump on the phone to your broker straight away. Always do your own research. The aim here is to identify great companies to invest in at the right time and at a good price. These may be companies…

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I like Science in Sport (LON:SIS), but true it does require a bit a leap of faith and is a little speculative, but potentially a promising growth story lingering behind the scenes. . A lot of their revenue comes from online sales, which I believe to be a good oman given the state of high street retailers and the general consumer trend. Also, they've focused…

I think Just Eat, while exposed to the issue raised, still has a place in the market. Living in London, inundated with takeaways of varying qualities - both good and bad. The market and choice is a little saturated. Just Eat is a slick way to browse through various cuisines and establishments - all of which have reviews, ratings and feedback, which is handy if…

Have you seen the two other RNS' from Audioboom (LON:BOOM), Paul? Placing of £2.55m at 2.5p and a 'Strategic Update' saying a Chinese fund is putting in a strategic investment of up to US$8 million to be made at no less than 2.5 pence per share, though this is not finalised yet. It won't change the company fortunes, but will prolong the inevitable. Like you,…

Interesting post! I think it's probably true that most forecasts are inaccurate. I mean you only have to look at the divergence between different banks' estimates to realise they can't all be right and probably none a clue. An interesting website is Estimize ( This is an US site, which doesn't cover UK stocks. It uses crowdsourced estimates and according to them are more accurate…

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