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Occupation: Academic, Analyst, Blogger, Consultant, Private Investor

Interests: Economics, Stocks

Location: London

Twitter: @QSSurfer

Fantasy Fund: Trigger14's Fund

About Me:

I am a 'quality' investor - I try to invest in the best companies for the long term. I also try to exploit momentum.

I write a blog about investing strategy and to track the performance of my own portfolio: Quality Share Surfer

Investment Strategy
I trade... monthly
I tend to buy... according to my system
I hold for... a year
I invest with... <£1m
Diversification is ... important, but not beyond 10 positions
My strategy is focused primarily on exploiting two complementary factors in combination: a) the tendency for high quality defensive compounders to outperform over time and b) the tendency of shares with momentum to continue to do well. You could call me a 'quality' investor. See more at my blog (link above)


 Quality Share Surfer is a blog where I discuss investing strategy 

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Yes this struck me too as being very deceptive by MW. I agree with your and previous comments that this is a sensible way to account for the balance between realised and fair value gains. Fair value gains are just expected future realised gains so should be converted when they realise. The way I understand it is that Burford’s accounting for each year is all…

I think you have identified the right lessons. With a systematic high level approach like the SIF portfolio I would avoid construction / large contract businesses entirely. While the valuation multiples often look superfically cheap, they actually tend to be wildly overvalued given the execution and competition risks and cyclicality. The base rate return for investing in this sort of business must be terrible I…

On the Bioventix (LON:BVXP) Vitamin D 'plateau' If you go back to the 2018 Annual Report, Bioventix say that, while Vit. D testing volumes continue to grow globally, they anticipate a plateau based on customer feedback (from the providers of the testing equipment to hospitals) about pricing pressure in the downstream testing market. They expect that the price falls in the tests would offset the…

I’ve seen this sort of argument many times before, It is one of my pet peeves because it is nonsense, effectively for the reasons mentioned in the previous responses. There is no inherent ‘mathematical’ benefit to cutting losses. Cutting losses quickly will stop you having bigger losses but it will also lose you a lot of your winners (the ones that bounce back after falling…

A different take on regulation of legal services and competition. Until recently, law firms have not been allowed to list publicly. Traditional law firms used to regulate themselves (i.e. their own industry body rather than an independent regulator) and only allowed use of the partnership model. The market was/is extremely fragmented (ouside of corporate law) and almost laughably inefficient and uncompetitive, with little to no…

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