Monthly Archives: November 2015

Nov 2014

Some sketch notes from Nov 2014. No time for grammar. RGS – Regenersis https://mcturra2000.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/rgs-l-regenersis-what-gives/ Was 203p back then. Now 190p. Outlook statement was bullish, and continued to target double-digit revenue and profitability growth. I expressed hesitancy, citing concerns with market … Continue reading

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Forget momentum crashes, worry about value traps

Everyone knows momentum investing is for adrenaline junkies with ADHD, and value shares are for serious investors and are less risky, right? Well, maybe not. I took a look at Stockopedia’s screen draw-downs in each of their categories, and calculated … Continue reading

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The quickest of glances at Stockopedia’s screen

I have been scanning through Stockopedia’s Screens, looking for interesting shares. What I noticed is that the Winning Growth & Income screen, and Robbie Burns Naked Trader screen have exceptionally low volatility and exceptionally high returns. This is apparent just … Continue reading

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IQE – it’s not ARM

There was a discussion on Stockopedia in early Oct about IQE: “another good growth stock?” (http://is.gd/mZuEds). Both IQE and ARM are in the semiconductor business. IQE is up 116% over 10 years, whilst ARM is up a monster 827%. IQE … Continue reading

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Snippets from the Schroder Recovery Fund presentation of April 2015

All information relevant at April 2015 Full PDF: http://citywire.co.uk/docs/presentations/Schroders.pdf CAPEs CAPE in 0-7 => 10 yr subsequent annualised return: 10-11% ( no current candidates) CAPE 7 -14 => 6-7% return (currently tobacco) CAPE 14 -21 => 5% (travel and lesiure, … Continue reading

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$REDD.L – Redde – sold

Decisions, decisions. In the stock market you have to make them, never being sure if they’re right or wrong. Anyway, I sold my holding of specialty finance company REDD (Redde) today. I bought it in Jan 2014 when it was … Continue reading

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$MONI.L – Monitise – actually was a dog

In May 2015 I said (http://is.gd/xEXau2) that MONI (Monitise) looked like a dog, with a promise of a six month follow-up. I said MONI should be avoided. Stockopedia’s StockRank was around 20, which I said was a warning sign. I … Continue reading

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$QP.L – no solace for Quantum Pharma

Someone asked me my opinion on QP. OK, here goes … Remember, I don’t have any interest here, so what I say here is talking to my hat offhand speculation. Let’s look at our checklist for penny dreadfuls and see … Continue reading

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$PAY.L – Paypoint – interims

PAY (Paypoint) released its interims today, sending the shares down 8% to 913p in this morning’s trading. Revenues were down 1.4%, adjusted EPS was down 4.6%, cash was up 4.9%, and the dividend is up 14.5%. A more detailed commentary … Continue reading

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Surprisingly, technical analysis saved me

I bought shares in APH (Alliance Pharma) in April 2014 for 33.8p. By the merest stroke of coincidence, I was out at 49.9p yesterday, just in time to avoid its fall of nearly 10% today to 46p. Sometimes you just … Continue reading

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