Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Willows – by Algernon Blackwood; and a comparison with HP Lovercraft

The Willows is a short story by Algernon Blackwood, published in 1908. It is 34 pages long, and is available for free from Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11438 . It is a work of “Weird” fiction, or, to simple folks like me, … Continue reading

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$ALY.L – Laura Ashley – Hmmm

It’s about that time of month when I can have a trawl of the Stockopedia rankings to see what looks interesting. ALY (Laura Ashley) has a Stock Rank of 99, and has fallen 9.8% to 30p today. Paul Scott picks … Continue reading

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My problem is impatience

Thorntons is up 42% to 145p today on news that Ferroro bid for the company (Motley Fool: http://is.gd/E6KEty). I had sold out in May (http://is.gd/X8SH92) at 92p. I made a nice profit on the trade, but still, it’s always galling … Continue reading

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Aberdeen Oil

I work, at least until very recently, in the Oil & Gas sector in Aberdeen. I do have something in the way of a grapevine, so I thought I’d like to share what I’m hearing. Take everything I say with … Continue reading

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Porting my Haskell app from Linux to Win 7

I sometimes wonder if I really should be bothering with Linux. Linux makes for a great developer environment, but really, if you use a batteries-included language like Python or Haskell, is there really any advantage to using Linux? I have … Continue reading

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$CAMK – Camkids – Avoid

CAMK (Camkids) manufactures clothing, footwear and equipment for children and teenagers. It is a Chinese AIM company, which automatically makes it univestable. All the usual red flags are there, including: short listing history low PE and PBV no cash dividend … Continue reading

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*Which* Chinese bank, I wonder

I was taking a look at Tom Winnifrith’s recent post on ShareProphets about Chinese AIM company Camkids (http://is.gd/vlpPbj). This comment really got me thinking: Hmmmm if a 0.1% return on the supposed cash balances is a “better rate” of interest … Continue reading

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