Diary of a Private Investor

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Rebalancing Update Q3 2017

In my posts of 23 June and 1 July, I outlined the rationale for taking an overweight position in IQE and how I planned to mitigate that risk by flattening and broadening the remainder of the portfolio; adding more income and more conservatism, as measured by both volatility and market capitalisation. The main phase of […]

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Six of the Best Growth Shares in 2017

Continuing this seasonal “Six of the Best” series, today I’ll be sharing my favourite growth shares for the year ahead. Every growth share is only a profit warning away from becoming an investment dog of course and no more so is this the case than with smallcaps. At the same time, smallcaps also provide an […]

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From over 40% cash to fully invested – at last!

Regular readers will recall that I have been 40% + in cash since shortly before the Brexit vote and subsequently stated that I would remain so until after the US election – this is very unusual for me because I am usually fully invested most of the time. As chance would have it, I was […]

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Petards – an overlooked turnaround situation?

There has not been much about Petards (PEG) to love in the past few years and its reputation as an underperforming business going nowhere fast kept the shares on a lowly rating. As a microcap, it then gets overlooked by most investors and even when it does appear on stock screens it can often be […]

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Portfolio Update – First Quarter to 4 July 2016

Tuesday marks the end of the first quarter of my 2016/17 portfolios (I prefer to work in tax years rather than calendar years) and the results so far make some stark reading: ISA01 – Down 6.42% (excluding dividends) Focused Income – Down 15.44% (excluding dividends) Compound Growth – Down 22.94% (excluding dividends) Special Situations – […]

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Update and Review – IOF, CLIG, SRT, PHP, PEG, NXR

There has been quite a lot of activity this week among my portfolio holdings. Iofina (IOF.L) The story of the week in my portfolio is Iofina (IOF) where a regular quarterly update reiterating the same numbers as three months before has led to a near trebling of the share price from a week ago – […]

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Portfolio Commentary Part Two – Compound Growth Strategy

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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