Monthly Archives: August 2014

$TSCO.L – Tesco – market-implied growth

It is interesting to see what assumptions the market is making with regards to Tesco’s earnings/dividends. Let’s take the Gordon Growth Model as our base. It states that P = D/(k-G) where P is the share price, D is the … Continue reading

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High momentum and shorts portfolio

PRO FORMA According to The Globe and Mail (, you can beat the S&P500 by 9.3% pa by investing in large- and mid-cap stocks that are heavily shorted. The gist of their article is that if you bought heavily shorted … Continue reading

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Magic Hat portfolio: NPT in

The Magic Hat portfolio on Stockopedia ( is an experiment by me to see if a human can improve on a mechanical Greeblatt Magic Formula screen. I am trying to weed out “mistakes” that I feel the screening commits: unseasoned … Continue reading

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$TSCO.L – Tesco – technically oversold

According to Stockopedia, TSCO (Tesco) has a Value score of 96, Quality of 86, and an RSI of 22%. TSCO has a QV (Quality-Value composite rank) of 98. Dare I say it, but Tesco fits the bill, at least mechanically, … Continue reading

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recutils build failure on cygwin

rectuils cygwin Pre-requisites: * Install cygwin packages patch and patchutils See wget tar xvfz recutils-1.7.tar.gz cd recutils-1.7.tar.gz wget patch -p2 < recutils-1.7-1bl1.src.patch configure make /home/mark.carter/src/recutils-1.7/build-aux/missing: line 81: automake-1.99a: command not found WARNING: ‘automake-1.99a’ is missing on your … Continue reading

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