Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 2014 artwork

Close-up on Sebastion, from Black Butler. Advertisements

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Mind maps: interesting but potentially gimmicky

I have been experimenting with Freemind, a free software app that creates “mind maps”. So far, they are showing more potential than I thought they might, but it remains to be seen if I will stick with them over the … Continue reading

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$MTC.L – an object lesson on never buying bid targets

MTC (Mothercare) sell baby products. In after-hours on Friday, Desitnation Maternity announced is abandonment of a possible offer for MTC. Predictably, the shares are down – around 4% at the time of writing – although they had been down over … Continue reading

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Mathematician, physicist and an engineer joke

A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer were all given a red rubber ball and told to find the volume. The mathematician carefully measured the diameter and evaluated a triple integral. The physicist filled a beaker with water, put the … Continue reading

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Magic Hat portfolio: RB out, WIN in

It’s time to fiddle with my Magic Hat portfolio (http://www.stockopedia.com/fantasy-funds/magic-hat-463/). The exit candidates are BSY, RB, SMWH. I chose to eject RB (Reckitt Benckiser) because it had a PE of 19.2 and an earnings yield of 5.98%. It’s also fairly … Continue reading

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$TSCO.L Tesco and the Buffett Test

I found this interesting PDF (http://is.gd/D93PHD) about Buffett’s purchase of Coca Cola from The Odd Lot blog (http://is.gd/6jGWEc). The idea is disarmingly simple: you want at least a 10% earnings yield (not actually defined by Buffett, but the reasonable presumption … Continue reading

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This is what 6 months of regular drawing can do for you

To the left is one of my first drawings. To the right is my latest drawing. It took long enough to draw, mind.

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