Diary of a Private Investor

GVC.L

GVC – a premium share

The news flow from GVC just get better and better, with management duly delivering on previous guidance and even for this optimist, exceeding my expectations. There have been two announcements this week; the first confirming the shares had achieved premium status as predicted but the second delivered even better news for shareholders: Debt Refinancing – […]

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Brexit, Averaging Down and Stop Losses

It has felt like a strange year in UK markets so far, not least thanks to the distraction and uncertainty of the upcoming Brexit vote. Jeremy Warner’s article in The Telegraph Business sums up what the vote will come down to; the economy or migration. While many people might want to leave the EU in […]

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Portfolio Commentary Part Three – Special Situations

Over the past week I have published various portfolios; Focused Income, Compound Growth and Special Situations which combined, make up my overall equity portfolio. I have also launched an ISA portfolio to reflect and track how I invested this years’ allowance. The main reasons for dividing my overall holdings into different strategies were outlined in […]

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New Holdings – AIR, BMS, ITQ, LGT, NPT, PEG

I bought into six new positions yesterday: Air Partner (AIR.L) – This is a Compound Growth holding, although the yield would warrant it being a Focused Income play as well. Braemar Shipping Services (BMS.L) – A Focused Income holding. Interquest (ITQ.L) – A Compound Growth holding, although it does now give me double exposure to […]

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Pre-Holiday Update – BVXP, SRT, BKG, PHP, GVC

A few updates from my holdings over the past couple of weeks: Bioventix (BVXP.L) In my view, the company issued a positive half-yearly report on 21st March but the shares have subsequently fallen. Turnover up 23%, pre-tax profit up 33%, post tax profit up 31%, dividend up 50% and yet the shares are down. This […]

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