Monthly Archives: May 2015

Some thoughts about the Quality Rank

It’s been an interesting week in the market, with plenty of spectacle to witness. I had written about MONI (Monitise). Its Stock Rank is 17; a sign of trouble. The shares have fallen 83% over a 1 year period. That … Continue reading

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$FCSS.L – Fidelity China Spec Sits –

I had been scanning risers and fallers yesterday, and happened to notice FCSS (Fidelity China Special Situations), which fell 3% yesterday. I decided to take a closer look. If you examine Fidelity’s information sheet for the trust (http://is.gd/QlG3DN) you will … Continue reading

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$IGG.L – IG Group – pre-close trading statement

Investment Services company IGG (IG Group) issued its pre-close trading statement today, stating that it remains on track to deliver against full year expectations. They made good strategic progress, extending their stockbroking offering into the Netherlands and received approval in-principle … Continue reading

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$MONI.L – Monitise – looks like a dog

MONI (Monitise) caught my eye recently, because it was mentioned on Motley Fool. Whilst I don’t necessarily think that Stockopedia’s StockRanks are perfect, when a stock scores 20 or less, it should be taken as a warning sign. It’s momentum … Continue reading

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Dealbreaker checklist

I had heard of the idea of checklists some time ago, and even put together some ideas that I did not make use of. I have a couple of objections against checklists: 1. It’s too easy to end up with … Continue reading

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$DTG.L – Dart Group – some thoughts

I’m not saying that Ryanair is a cheap-and-cheerful airline, but … So a passenger was forced to land a plane after the pilot fell ill at the controls. Ryanair have since charged the passenger for his seat upgrade. Or, how … Continue reading

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Youth, by Isaac Asimov. My verdict: poor

Youth is a short sci-fi story by Isaac Asimov. You can listen to it on Youtube (https://youtu.be/WBV2c44GxKY). It’s a little over an hour long. You can also obtain it for free on Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31547 It is a story … Continue reading

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