Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thoughts on #Fortran versus

Lately I have been helping with the packaging of milancurcic’s datetime-fortran module (https://github.com/milancurcic/datetime-fortran). I needed it because I wanted to turn dates into indices. I am taking a decade’s worth of Yahoo share data in CSV format, and stuffing it … Continue reading

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coprocesses in bash using dc as an example

Coprocesses are a feature of bash which allow you to communicate with the stdin and stdout of a subprocess. I illustrate this by having a bash script to interact with “dc”, the arbitrary precision calculator, to sum up a sequence … Continue reading

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$RTN.L – Restaurant Group – Post close update

RTN (Restaurant Group) operates over 500 restaurants and pub restaurants throughout the UK. Its principal trading brands are Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito, Coast to Coast, a Pub restaurant business and a Concessions business which trades principally in major UK airports. … Continue reading

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QVM lite

I was thinking about HOME (Home Retail Group), the recent rumours of a takeover of LRD (Laird), and the success of the “Tiny Titans” Screen on Stockopedia. The Tiny Titans screen was developed by O’Shaughnessy in his book “What Works … Continue reading

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NIPT – Premaitha Health

NIPT is engaged in molecular diagnostics. It has never made a profit, has a stock rank of 4, and it is on Stockopedia’s Z-score shorting screen. I would have thought it was a short if anything, but Tom Winnifrith has … Continue reading

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Some good quality stocks

This (tax) year I have been putting together some companies that I think are high quality, and are suitable for a LTBH (Long Term Buy and Hold). The selection criteria are: ROCE5 (5-year mean ROCE) >=15% Debt < 3 * … Continue reading

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The moral of the Footsie

Miners continue to take a hammering. I remember a time, a few years back, when miners/oilies combined made up about 30-40% of the Footsie by market cap. That a cyclical industry composed such a large part of the Footsie should … Continue reading

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