Monthly Archives: April 2015

Magic Hat portfolio: RM stays in

My Magic Hat fantasy fund is on Stockopedia: http://www.stockopedia.com/fantasy-funds/magic-hat-463/ It is trailing the FTSE 350 over 1, 3 and 5 years, which is something I clearly didn’t want to happen. The best performer so far is DTG (Dart Group), which … Continue reading

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Searching for spinoffs

There was a fair amount of interest for my recent post about spinoffs. An excellent resource for recent and upcoming spinoffs is StockSpinoffs: http://www.stockspinoffs.com/recent-spinoffs/ The recent ones look a little out-date, but it is still a site that is maintained … Continue reading

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Portfolio review

With another tax year under our belt, it’s time to pause for reflection, assess what we’ve learnt about investing, and hopefully boast about how our smarts led us to bag some big winners. Unfortunately, I have nothing to boast about … Continue reading

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Car safety: aquaplaning

Aqualplaning occurs when rain causes a loss of traction between the tyres and the road whilst driving. What to do: take your foot off the accelerator. You will then be able to regain control, and continue on your journey again. … Continue reading

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Mr. Rusty in Milton Keynes

I was talking in the office earlier about Mr. Rusty and some of his amazing adventures. I’ve known Russell since university, and I thought I’d share some pics of him, as promised, from the 80’s. We had left university, I … Continue reading

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Beautiful Aberdeenshire: pics of Tillyfar

These pictures were taken by me in 2008. I wanted to share them. They show a walk starting at Wrae Pond. The path leads to a disused railway track.

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Julia vs Haskell: Implementing percentile ranks

I am a newbie to both Julia and Haskell, and I am interested in obtaining an array of percentile ranks. How did I fair? Read on to find out … Although both languages offer percentiles, none of them seem to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Aberdeenshire: Aden Country Park Pictures

Aden Country Park is located in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The park has a caravan area with camping, a small shop, a small cafe near the agricultural museum, a play area, a nature garden and a barbecue area. I took the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland

I found these pics on my hard drive from 2008, so I thought I’d share them before a purge. Wrae Pond Swans on Wrae Pond Banff beach Rural town of Turriff. Not the quaintest town in Scotland, unfortunately. Dad in … Continue reading

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