Monthly Archives: October 2016

More thoughts on C++ vs Haskell

I have always joked that when C++ finally becomes Haskell, Bjarne can retire. I installed MS (Microsoft) Visual studio the other day, and I decided to toy around with writing a MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) GUI program. What I noticed … Continue reading

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LRD – Laird – recent director purchases do not impress me

A couple of RNS’s were released today, stating that directors of LRD (Laird) had made purchases to the tune of about £51k in total. Given that the purchases are relatively small, they look like a PR exercise to me, rather … Continue reading

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So what does work, then?

In my previous post, I lamented my holding in LRD. Two shares that are working out well for me are investment trusts: BRWM (Black Rock World Mining) and JRS (JPMorgan Russian Securities). BRWM is up 33% since I bought it … Continue reading

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LRD – Laird – my major blunder

LRD (Laird) announced its Q3 trading update today, sending its price down 48% to 161p. Highlights from its announcement: After a disappointing first half … we have experienced increased margin pressure … Management are taking actions to stabilise and improve … Continue reading

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Magic Hat portfolio: CCT stays in

No change to the magic hat portfolio is this month. CCT (Character Group) was due to be ejected, but it is still a Magic Formula stock, so stays in. Please note that my posts are very brief as I have … Continue reading

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Beginning exercises at 51

I became interested in my health a couple of weeks ago when I heard about the “b(l)eep test”. The beep test is a progressive running exercise, where your pace is timed by audible beeps, typically from a CD recording. I … Continue reading

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