1. Make sure the company behind your stock is large Stocks are like women. Different sizes, different temperaments. They are both whimsical and irrational in their behaviour. One minute they can be shooting to the moon, the next they can be crashing to the floor. The investor who invites such volatility can be guaranteed an emotional roller coaster ride without … [Read more...] about The Five Commandments of Value Stocks
Choosing which stocks to buy is never an easy task especially when you have your own hard-earned after tax pounds, sterling and pence on the line - it is must easier to fritter away other people's money. Today's post takes a look at one of my own investments for The Thomas Value Report and specifically how I use a specific price alert (a large decline in a stock's price) to … [Read more...] about How To Choose Which Stocks To Buy
I'll cut straight to the chase. On 6th December 2016 this headline flashed across my screen: Crackdown on financial spread betting proposed by FCA In a nutshell the Financial Conduct Authority had announced that silly little retail investors were using a product called CFD's without knowing what they were doing. The FCA proposed to limit the risks that investors … [Read more...] about Here’s How I’ve Gained 8.79% In Three Months
In a post called As Warren Buffett Dumps Retailers And Loads Up On Airlines I took a fleeting look at the improving economics leading to much improved ROIC of listed airlines as a possible reason why Buffett would have bought stock in an industry that he has traditionally shunned throughout his investing career. It has been well documented that low oil prices have … [Read more...] about Has New Tech Been Responsible For The Improved Profitability Of Airlines?
We have suggested as a fundamental guiding rule that the investor should never have less than 25% or more than 75% of his funds in common stocks, with consequent inverse range of between 75% and 25% in bonds This sensible advice from Benjamin Graham is aimed at what he called 'defensive investors': The defensive (or passive) investor will place his chief emphasis on the … [Read more...] about How To Allocate Capital Between Stocks and Bonds