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About mcturra2000

Computer programmer living in Scotland.

PFG – Provident Financial

Six months ago I said (https://mcturra2000.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/pfg-provident-financial-dives-67/) I would follow up on PFG to what has happened. Hence this post. The shares dived 67% to 571p. Since then, it has recovered 662p. I said: > 67% is quite a drop for … Continue reading

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I’m thinking of embedding #guile in my #neoleo #spreadsheet

It’s not the first time that I’ve experimented with embedding a language in my neoleo spreadsheet. I usually end up ripping it out as being a not-so-good idea. The code is based on the GNU oleo spreadsheet written in C. … Continue reading

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Five years of the Footsie

Given that the Footsie had been tanking lately, and many people have been talking about it, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at its chart over the last five years: The drop from A to B … Continue reading

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Magic Hat: BKG in, STY out

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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Follow-up on SDL

Six months ago I commented on Software & IT services company SDL, and promised a follow-up. Hence this post. I wrote: I am predicting that the share price will be lower in 6 months time than it is now. Stay … Continue reading

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So, how did my prediction on the pound do?

A year ago, I read an article in the Independent with the headline “Pound sterling slump: The key moments in six charts – and how low it could drop”, with the dire prediction: Most economists expect the pressure on the … Continue reading

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MOSB – Moss Bros – the broader picture

MOSB (Moss Bros) issued a trading statement today, sending its shares down 15% to 76.4p. In one breath it said that it “continued to make progress”, but in another it refers to “lower footfall than anticipated”. The full year profit … Continue reading

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