Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 30,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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December 2014

Here is a review of my writings from December 2014. HYH (Halyard Health) was the first spin-off I bought. It had an atractive valuation. I am actually down 6.8% since purchase, thereby underperforming the S&P500. I entered RBS (Royal Bank … Continue reading

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Ben Graham’s rules

Graham had 10 rules for stock selection. The 10 rules are listed in a Stockopedia article from 2012. To simplify the situation further, it turns out that “using Graham’s criteria (1) and (6) to select securities from the combined NYSE-AMEX … Continue reading

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How the stock market works

A cold winter! It was autumn, and the Red Indians asked their New Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a Red Indian chief in a modern society, he couldn’t tell what the … Continue reading

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some wise words by F958B

There was a poster on Motley Fool called F958B, whom I liked to read. He had many words of wisdom, and his advice was: An investor doesn’t *need* to do an awful lot *right* – they just need to control … Continue reading

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Key questions: are earnings sustainable

I have sorting through my files, and came across this little gem on investing for 2011 on the Motley Fool boards. In a thread entitled “MUBL – lessons from a value share gone wrong”, Chinga1 writes (http://is.gd/Ie8U3Z): Looking back, I … Continue reading

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A look back at a very simple momentum strategy

In late Nov 2014, I chose five shares using a simple strategy: Stockopedia Momentum score > 89 Passed at least 4 long screens on Stockopedia avoid duplicating sectors On that basis, the shares selected were: PSN, WIN, AVON, FOUR, HIK … Continue reading

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