Monthly Archives: December 2016

BVS – Bovis – disappoints markets

’tis the season of bringing out profit warnings, and hoping that everyone is too busy cramming down the Quality Streets to notice. Housebuilder BVS (Bovis) certainly seems to have adhered to this line of reasoning when it made, I think … Continue reading

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Discounts on UK Smaller co’s ITs

My tweet on UK Smaller Co ITs (Investment Trusts) gathered a lot of interest. I said that I was seeing a lot of trusts on discounts over 20%, which I thought was unusual. I would have expected 10-15% to be … Continue reading

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The case for preferring platinum over gold miners

The “spread” between platinum and gold make the former more attractive. Here are the prices of both commodities in USD/Oz: Decade ago today Platinum: 1104 895 Gold 605 1133 —- —- Spread (diff) +499 -237 According to¬†denvergold¬† the average spread … Continue reading

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#perl6 : needs more sigils

I was playing around with perl 6. I was interested in exploring array rotations. The boring way is to use perl 6 ‘rotate’ function. A more fun way is to see if I can make perl 6 look more like … Continue reading

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Momentum+Value works best

In “Two Ways To Improve The Momentum Strategy”, the authors found that momentum delivered 14.4% annual returns, 4.5% better than the S&P 500. Volatility was high, though. The authors note “if you never buy the expensive, junk stocks, then the … Continue reading

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A momentum test

I had a chance to play around with momentum strategies on 58 shares I had data for. The basic strategy I had in mind was to buy at a 52w high, and sell at a 52w low. I also combined … Continue reading

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BOO – Boohoo.Com – and the gap-down

Anyone who reads Stockopedia will surely have heard of BOO (Boohoo.Com). The shares suffered a nasty 42% gap-down in Jan 2015, bringing the shares down to 22p. If you were smart like Paul Scott, you would have been picking up … Continue reading

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