Monthly Archives: February 2016

Growth vs value attractiveness

About a year ago, I wrote down the trailing PEs of four indices (source: Stockopedia) in order to reach a conclusion as to what is better: growth or value. Here are the current trailing PEs: UKX 17.6 FTSE 100 – … Continue reading

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#sc: the #Linux lightweight #spreadsheet using #ncurses

I have been doing some rewriting of my accounting package, mostly using C++ and bash scripts. A package that really deserves more attention is “sc”, an ncurses based spreadsheet. I like it because it is very lightweight, and of course … Continue reading

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#cplusplus : experimenting with C++ after 15 years

In my early 90’s, I was mostly programming in Fortran for my PhD. I learned C as a side-project, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Not that there is anything “wrong” with Fortran, only that … Continue reading

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Blocking spam ads on ADVFN using Privoxy

I needed to reinstall Windows 7 on my machine, including Firefox. Firefox does not come prepped with an ad blocker. Ad blocker works reasonably well with ADVFN, although there are some annoyances with the poxy broker comparison section. I’ve got … Continue reading

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Magic Hat – LAM increased, SHOS sold, DTG reduced

The MHP (Magic Hat Portfolio) on Stockopedia (http://www.stockopedia.com/fantasy-funds/magic-hat-463/) is an experiment by me to see if a human can improve on a mechanical Greeblatt Magic Formula screen. I am trying to weed out “mistakes” that I feel the screening commits: … Continue reading

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