Tim's Story

How did you pick investments before you used Stockopedia?

"I have been investing for 50 years. I started at 14. Before the internet, it was a very "hit and miss" exercise. I only invested in UK FTSE 100 companies and rarely bought or sold until I started earning money. Costs were high for transactions, and my main source of data was newspaper financial sections, investing magazines and occasional RNS updates. I did research but a lot of choices were based on emotion.

]The internet brought cheaper trading and greater access to data, but lacked the analysis in one place which I needed to move towards much more thorough, rules-based research."

Has using Stockopedia changed your approach to investing?

"Totally. It is now much more rational and less emotional, based on 12 principles.

The use of StockRanks was the greatest innovation which Stockopedia gave me, as I had started to invest more in US and AIM stocks. Stockopedia gave me easy access to data for UK and US markets. Stockopedia simplified everything and made decision making easier and more fun. This in turn has led to more success."

"Stockopedia simplified everything and made decision making easier and more fun." - Tim

Has Stockopedia impacted your investment results or quality of life?

"Gains in my first year with Stockopedia have exceeded 26%, without dividends, compared with an average of 10% prior to 2020. I use Stockopedia everyday to manage my investments more efficiently and to learn about new companies and opportunities. I was familiar with diversification from Jim Slater, but Stockopedia has made me quantify this throughout my portfolio.

My results have helped finance of a new cardiology product which my company has developed and patented. Top-slicing of one particular share will fund a number of business trips and a holiday in the US when this will be allowed. I only bought that share on December 1st after it had been highlighted by Stockopedia!

This is all about profit - and what is profit? Simply, it is wealth for the creation of more wealth!"

What's your advice for investors that are just starting out?

"There is no substitute for good research. Buy high-quality shares, diversify, be patient and only sell losers!"

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