Even though I missed Sofia like mad, I’m converted to the idea that attending investor conferences such as UK Investor Show and just this weekend the Master Investor Show is a great idea. I always seem to learn a lot from them and barring some disaster, I’ll be attending both next year.
For one thing, it’s a great place to meet up with financial bloggers as I did with The Miserly Investor whose name shall remain anonymous.
Another great advantage of attending investor conferences is that industry experts openly share their methods of finding opportunities in listed companies as did life sciences specialist Andy Richards who is an angel investor, founder member of Cambridge Angels and Chairman of Altacor, Abcodia, Novacta and Ixico.
In his address to the conference entitled ‘How To Identify The Right Investment’, Andy shared 4 important considerations when investing in the healthcare sector in the current market which is going through a potentially profitable period for investors.
One such important consideration is to concentrate on the small cap arena for increased returns, especially those companies that have an innovative management team
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Like the UK Investor Show, Speakers at the Master Investor Show urged equity investors to exploit the current capitulation in the price of commodities, especially gold by buying resource stocks, especially gold and silver miners.
Another speaker, James Ferguson – a founding partner of The Macro Strategy Partnership LLP – provided an interesting presentation on banking stocks. A particularly useful section showed that US banks are nearing the point of repairing their balance sheets and capital requirements which could provide investors with the safety they are used to with non financial stocks. European banks on the other hand have only just begun this process and in some circumstances have not begun and remain highly speculative as a result.
Both the Master Investor Show and UK Investor Show are awesome sources of additional investing ideas from experienced professionals and a chance to make new friends and connections. I also like the low entry fee’s (£5.00 for Master Investor and FREE for UK Investor show).
Looking for stocks that are selling below their intrinsic value in the offline world is a powerful way to complement your online search for investing opportunities.
PS the ebook will be going to editors for review this week for their corrections and suggestions 🙂
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