Monthly Archives: December 2012

Post-mortem of my 2012 picks

Over on John Kingham’s site, I made a selection of shares for 2012. Let’s see what happened: ASX – All-Share Index: +12.5% MCX – FTSE 250: +26.1% UKX – Footsie: +10.3% Making comparisons is going to be awkward, because what … Continue reading

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Fool-proof diet for losing weight. Yes, seriously.

Now is the time of year that we are bound to put on a few pounds as the Quality Streets are passed around freely. By way of Richard Beddard, I happened to come across Graeme’s website, which is mostly about … Continue reading

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Windows gives me eyestrain. Linux does not

I’ve noticed that at work I seem to get eyestrain when I use my computer, which has Windows XP on it. On my home computer, which has Linux Mint on it, I do not get eyestrain. A couple of weeks … Continue reading

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SRT – Software Radio Tech – jam tomorrow

SRT – Software Radio Tech – down 7.2% today. YTD, the share price is down 19%, compared with +8.5% for the ASX. SRT make radio tracking systems for boats and ships. I had high hopes for this share at the … Continue reading

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Second-guessing Ackman’s $HLF Herbalife short

I just heard that Ackman has shorted $HLF (Herbalife) – a company that I hadn’t heard about until today. He will publish his short thesis tomorrow, So, since I’m such an Ackman fan (OK, Bill Ackman is my God), I … Continue reading

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5 shares for 2013

It’s that time of year when we suggest punts for next year. 13 shares for 2013 is a bit OTT for me, so I’ll suggest only 5 . I’m going to select 1 share in each of the categories: growth, … Continue reading

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CAN SLIM, or can’t?

In Mar 2012, Forbes ran an article on O’Neil’s CAN SLIM growth screen – a screen I am becoming increasingly interested in. According to the AAII (American Associate of Individual Investors), the CAN SLIM screen has been a top performer … Continue reading

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The case for small-cap growth

Here’s how various indices have performed over the last decade: ASX: +65% – FTSE All-share MCX: +188% – FTSE 250 T1X: +2% – techMARK Focus UKX: +52% – FTSE 100 This is rather interesting. The mid-cap index (MCX) has stormed … Continue reading

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Beating the Street

I read Lynch’s Beating the Street many years ago, gave it away, but recently decided to purchase it from Amazon to refresh myself of some of its insights. I think that, whenever someone tries to predict the macro, they should … Continue reading

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Pickup lines

Spotted on Google Community: My girlfriend & I met online & we’d been dating for over a yr. I introduced Prisc to my mom, who was fascinated by the fact that we met over the internet. She asked Prisc what … Continue reading

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