Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 2014 artwork

My attempt at drawing Matt (Mail) Jeevas from Death Note, in a hat. It is interesting to note that my blog is based around three themes: computers, art, and, predominately, investing. My drawings seem to attract a large proportion of … Continue reading

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ASOS – death cross

It’s interesting to note that, looking at the moving averages on Stockopedia, the 50dma is crossing the 200dma in a downward direction – a “death cross” – and usually regarded as a bearish indicator. At the end of March, I … Continue reading

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Trusty Tahr – first impressions

The latest incarnation of Ubuntu appeared a few days ago, and I’ve had the chance to do a little playing around. I seem to keep referring to it as Tasty Tahr, rather than Trusty Tahr. Hopefully I’ve now lodged the … Continue reading

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The dangers of tinkering

Interesting extract from the AAII Journal April 2014: Incorrect modifications to the model outnumber correct modifications. Humans can create modifications to a model that can create value. A popular concept in psychology is the “broken leg theory”. Say a human … Continue reading

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The market’s doubled. So what?

The MCX (FTSE250) is up 117% over a 5-year period. Less spectacularly, the UKX (FTSE100) is up 62% over the same period. So we must be way overdue for a correction, right? Obviously it would be foolish of me to … Continue reading

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$SAL.L – SpaceAndPeople – so what’s it worth?

Advertisers SAL (SpaceAndPeople) issued a trading statement today, sending the share price down nearly 40% to 81p. Yikes. I own some of these shares, too. I’m not happy. Obviously, the trading statement was poorly received. Paul Scott wrote about it … Continue reading

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Magic Hat portfolio: RM in, MRW out

Time for me to do some swapping in the Magic Hat portfolio. Over 1 month, the portfolio is up 0.48%, compared to the comparative index that I chose of MCX (FTSE 350); although the ASX (FTSE All-Share) would have been … Continue reading

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