Monthly Archives: July 2012

Betteridge’s Law of Headlines

Motley Fool’s headlines seem to becoming sensationalist lately, and pose some ridiculous questions. As it turns out, there’s a “law” that deals with this: Betteridge’s Law of Headlines Betteridge’s Law of Headlines is an adage that states, “Any headline which … Continue reading

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Linux Mint 13 Mate Maya review

Slackware 13.37 was giving my gyp, so I decided to give Linux Mint a go. Here’s my first impressions. First, I had to choose between MATE, Cinnamon, KDE and Xfce. Now, everybody knows what KDE and Xfce is, but what … Continue reading

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Opportunities in Investment Trusts

Citywire article (http://is.gd/REGnKM) explains why Nick Greenwood of Milton Worldiwde Growth thinks that there are some attractive opportunities in investment trusts with large discounts. One area is small investment trusts. Some pros have been barred from owning OTs below £250m, … Continue reading

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6 month checkup

So, what was I writing about in Jan 2012? I was toying around with TA as an experiment. I suggested buying IDH (Immuno Diag) on 24 Jan at 299.5p for the exhaustion gap, and selling at 356p later that month … Continue reading

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Selecting winning shares

Precis of MoneyWeek article by Tom Bulford. Basic key: successful companies make successful shares (OK, I know you guys are going to complain about valuation): good product lack of competitors growth prospects. recurrent income can be good profitability reinvestment opportunity … Continue reading

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Too big to Succeed

This post is a summary of an abstract to the paper by Arnott and Wu 2012: The Winners Curse: Too Big To Succeed? You can download the full article for free. We find a statistically significant tendency for top companies … Continue reading

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Wexboy’s call for your favourite share

Wexboy has solicited a call to readers to submit their favourite stock (one only). He is also interested in what his reader’s readers think, too. So, if you have a favourite stock, it would be useful to either comment below, … Continue reading

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YELL – why it’s overpriced

An observation on Yell: according to Sharelock Holmes, and ignoring the recent announcement, it has net debt of £2200m and a market cap of £25.7m based on a share price of 1.08p. Let’s take the market cap as negligible for … Continue reading

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Unilever – nice set of results

2012 FIRST HALF YEAR RESULTS Turnover up 11.5% (I’m impressed), core EPS up 6%. Polman says: “we are making progress in the transformation of Unilever to a sustainable growth company. … we are further strengthening our position as *the* emerging … Continue reading

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