Diary of a Private Investor

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Risk, Style and Special Situations

Regular readers will be aware that over the past couple of years, the focus of this site has moved away from individual stock commentary, towards a greater emphasis on portfolio management. In short, I am trying to build and manage a resilient portfolio that provides adequate risk management while delivering an annual absolute return in […]

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Investment Returns

For anyone who is planning on living (in part or in whole) from their investment returns, it is important to set a realistic expectation of what those returns might be and to measure performance accordingly. For the past week, a survey has been running on The Motley Fool that asked this question: “If you had […]

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The Big Deal Experiment

The Big Deal Fantasy Portfolio game starts this Monday and I am looking forward to the competition but perhaps not in the traditional sense. There are several layers of competition in this game; individual (you versus all the other players), private league (we have a SK private league), company v company (our private league versus […]

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Is there hidden value in Soco International?

It has been several years since I was a shareholder in Soco International (SIA.L) where my original investment hypothesis of a potential takeover never materialised. It has reappeared on my radar several times during the holiday period while I have been digging for 2014 stock ideas. SIA is an oil producer with extensive interests in […]

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Exploring Stock Screening Strategies with Stockopedia

While I have had a decent level of investment success over the years, I am the first to admit there is always more to learn. The holiday lull has provided me with the time to invest in learning more about stock screening strategies. This has been courtesy of Stockopedia where I have recently become a […]

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