16 days ago
I have no regrets that I quit as an institutional fund manager six months or so before my 40th birthday. That was over eight years ago now and fortunately in the investment world there is always plenty of new stuff to learn, especially when you can choose to only work with people you like and/or respect. Anyhow it was kind of interesting that the global fund I managed at the time I quit as a 39 year old, had thirty-nine holdings. But as I get older I own fewer positions, though one I still like is Burberry (BRBY).
22 days ago
Shares in injection moulded plastic products company Coral Products (CRU) are still around the price they were at before an AGM trading statement despite the statement including that it “has enjoyed a very strong first half to our current financial period. The group will report sales and profits before tax substantially ahead of the same period for last year”. This suggests a buying opportunity.
31 days ago
Johnson Matthey (JMAT) has seen its share price take a bit of a hit in recent months and is now trading at a similar level to where it started the year, despite the world economy looking in better shape now than it did then.
33 days ago
I remember – about 25 years ago – that my first boss told me a story concerning a previous contact of his who had bought shares in HSBC (HSBA) many years beforehand and it had provided a fantastic total return profile for the next few decades. Such is the attraction of thinking a bit like Warren Buffett and spotting an idea that is set to continue to perform well for the next thirty or forty years – and holding on. However, hindsight is easy to quote but harder to achieve. And whilst I have my own list of names I anticipate my pension fund is unlikely to sell its holding in during the rest of the 2020s, unsurprisingly this list does not include HSBC which I dumped about 4 years ago (at an akin share price I had purchased the stock at about 4 years earlier). The ‘Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited’ is a flash name, but despite the rise and rise of Asia over recent decades, any HSBC shareholder will be aware that the shares peaked in the year 2000.
43 days ago
Writer Kevin Muir of “The Macro Tourist” has a couple of pretty extreme big calls.
58 days ago
AIM-listed Rurelec (RUR) has been an untold disaster on AIM. Having ditched the Peter Earl regime, the directors who somehow managed to keep this crock afloat have now left and the outlook is truly grim.
63 days ago
The Quoth the Raven podcast host Chris Irons is a man who believes in sound money and bad language so he must be a good bloke. Chris reckons that everything in the markets is rigged and the biggest rigger is the Fed. He says that the Fed’s main function today seems to be preventing market corrections. This is causing numerous issues along with making most people complacent.
64 days ago
A company does not have to say anything on trading, on its prospects or on other matters at an AGM but it can do so and if it has anything good at all to say you can bet the ranch, especially with smaller AIM promotes, that it will say it. And that brings us to the Versarien (VRS) AGM yesterday.
91 days ago
Hello, Share Streamers. I’m usually not as pessimistic as my smarter colleagues on this scintillating website. So they may not agree with me when I say that shares might soon take off.We could soon begin an impressive bull run. For weeks now the Footsie has been static, but that could soon change. And here’s why I’m buying, not selling.
92 days ago
Hello, Share Campers. When the Footsie’s falling and you hold a share that’s just reached an all-time high, you know you might, in the words of Herman’s Hermits, be into something good. Strix Group, with the amusing epic code of KETL, is one such baby in my book. It’s worth taking another peek at its credentials.
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