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Ranjeet Singh's Blog

Ranjeet Singh, the CEO of FCA regulated stock broking firm, London Stone Securit... More


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4
APR

Time to Sharpen your hunting skills - Part 2

Hello to all…and welcome back to the 2nd part of my “Time to sharpen your hunting skills” report.


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20
MAR

It's time to sharpen your hunting skills

After having spent over 20 years scouring the markets for good buying opportunities, I have come to the conclusion that it’s not just ‘what you know’ that’s important but also ‘what others don’t know’. 


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13
MAR

Why it's good to have a hedge even if you don't have a garden PART 4 of 4

Preparing for the next market crash is important because we all know that the stock market works in cycles and therefore we understand that the market at some point has to fall. That’s a fact. We also know that along the way the market will experience ‘market corrections’ which you could call mini-crashes.


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27
FEB

Why it's good to have a hedge even if you don't have a garden PART 3 OF 4

It’s more far more important not to lose money than to make money and that is a lesson which is unfortunately either not fully understood or just ignored by most. Portfolio preservation (sometimes known as ‘capital preservation’) is where 95% of the investing public unfortunately fall down.


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Rajan Dhall's Blog

Rajan currently serves as a Technical Analyst & Expansion Manager for Share View... More


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29
JUN

Commodities Focus: Soft USD painting a rosy picture

In the last few days commodities have seen a decent run, the fall in the USD has really helped commodities in general with the DXY  falling 1,77% in the last 3 days alone. Alongside this we have seen some comments out of China, where apparently economic targets will be hit for the year. Let’s look at some of the price action in copper:


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21
JUN

Q2 2017 Carnival Corporation & plc Earnings Conference Call tomorrow (during market)

During market hours tomorrow Carnival report their Q2 results. I like it when Co.'s report during market hours as it inspires volatility in the price levels. Carnival has been on a great run of late printing all time highs week after week. Having a look at the chart shares have shown no signs of slowing down, volume has been lower heading into the release but I'm sure things will move tomorrow.


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20
JUN

Copper price analysis

Looking at copper at the moment, we are seeing prices come back right to the most recent value area of around $2.5910. Price seems to be stuck in a consolidation phase between $2.44 and $2.81 as the fundamental drivers surrounding the Trump reflation trade have dissipated.


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14
JUN

Majestic Wine preview (Technical)

Majestic Wine is set to report profits of £12m as it publishes its full-year results tomorrow. the Co. is likely to post earnings in line with expectations, according to analysts. The Co. who recently lost its director John Colley last month to Hobbycraft is trading higher this year and this is despite a rise in inflation and a squeeze in wages. In its half year report in November the Co. reported a £4.4m loss and stated they expected full-year profits to be in line with expectations due to cost control measures.


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Tom Britton's Blog

Born in Los Angeles, Tom moved to the UK to play football and after three fairly... More


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14
NOV

Key questions to ask when considering investing in a share placement

While there is money to be made from investing in share placements, there are also a lot of associated risks if you don’t know what to look for. Below, I’ve highlighted some of the key questions you should answer before deciding to invest in any company and business.


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8
NOV

The Main Players in Secondary Share Placements

Beyond the company, who is, of course, the star of the show, there are a number of key players working behind the scenes to ensure a placement comes off smoothly. Given you might not be aware of just how many are involved in the process I thought I’d give you a look at who else is involved in the process.


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26
OCT

The lowdown on Private Placements

Secondary offerings -  What you need to know: A secondary offering occurs with the issuing of new equity for a company that is already publicly traded on a market. Secondary offerings are often referred to as share placings, placements or ‘seasoned offerings’ and are typically used to attract new investors into a company.


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27
SEP

The public is missing from IPOs, It's time that changed.

Hotel Chocolat, the innovator of the chocolate bond, which allowed customers to invest in the business in return for repayment in chocolate, recently IPO’d and all the institutions involved in the float have since seen their investment increase by more than 30% – and the stock price is still rising.


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David Harbage Blog

David recently retired, after more than 37 years working in the asset management... More


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16
AUG

Emerging Market equity - a 'look under the bonnet'

By contrast with UK banks, BGEO has a much cleaner, more understandable balance sheet. This FTSE350 index constituent is a pure play on the Georgian economy - which is performing strongly - as it is the dominant bank and also has subsidiaries in other business segments. It is worth reading today's report - or at least the CEO's piece to learn of the strong inherent growth (of the economy, local currency and BGEO itself) - by looking at LSE.co.uk's Live RNS or Share News pages.


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15
AUG

Taking a closer look at today's news

In last week’s article, we took a look at three company updates: encouraging ones from the two medium sized stocks this blog highlighted at the beginning of the year, tempered by a startling announcement from another apparent high flier. Today we saw another piece of dramatic news from Alternative Investment Market (AIM) listed, Internet-of-Things group Telit Communications: their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr Oozi Cats has resigned with immediate effect, after the board of directors concluded that he had knowingly not disclosed detail of a US indictment dating back to the 1990s.


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10
AUG

Just another week of drama - for company share investors

If the previously published blog was all about collective investments, this article’s commentary surrounding recent news on individual company shares brings the debate about the merits of each into sharp focus. The author regularly preaches the merits of diversification, but appreciates that the reader will often be interested in specific listed businesses.


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25
JUL

Active, Passive or a bit of both?

The above question is probably the one most frequently posed by prospective stock market investors – after being encouraged to spread their monies across many assets, and businesses in the case of equity, rather than invest in just a few company shares.


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Eric Chalker's Blog

Eric retired from running his business in 2001 and that’s when he became an inve... More


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11
AUG

Challenging conventional wisdom

How many different shares should one hold?  By a nice coincidence, two seemingly conflicting articles recently appeared within the space of three days.  First, Investors Chronicle told readers on August 4 2017 that “concentrated positions can unlock fast, outsized gains,” while another Financial Times’ publication, FTfm, published three days later for fund managers, highlighted “the risks of a concentrated position.”  What to make of this apparent contradiction?


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28
JUL

Searching for Dividend Yield

When searching for shares to place in a portfolio for income, beware of false dividend information.  The true dividend yield may not be as stated.  There are several reasons for this, quite apart from the question of sustainability which I do not deal with here.  This article is limited to the question of accuracy, but dividend issues are a more complex subject than at first it may appear, so I expect to add to these observations in a future article.


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14
JUL

Diversification, diversification, diversification

 Diversification should surely be the number one rule for private investors, yet too often it is forgotten, or simply ignored in pursuit of an overwhelming belief in a particular stock.  This week those who broke the rule when previously buying shares in Carillion found out the hard way, as one member of the London South East share chat community certainly did.  Holding nearly 85,000 Carillion shares, he declared himself “very stressed”, which must surely be because his holdings weren’t sufficiently diversified.


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30
JUN

Measuring portfolio performance

To become a better equity investor it is essential to measure performance, in percentage terms and against the passage of time.  Use of graphs may sometimes help in judging when to buy or sell, but they are no substitute for actual figures, calculated over time.  For those who do this, the next step is to judge the results and one way to do this is to compare them with those of professional wealth managers.


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James Sullivan

James has worked in financial services since 1999, initially as part of the inve... More


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Coinsilium

A blockchain technology investment and development company, harnessing growth th... More


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18
FEB

The Blockchain Technology Revolution

At the beginning of the year, the UK Government’s Office for Science released a paper entitled ‘Distributed Ledger Technology: beyond blockchain.’  


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Lumin Wealth Management

Lumin Wealth Management provides financial planning and investment management fo... More


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4
JUL

Lost track of your Pensions?

Have you heard of the pension tracing service? A surprising number of people haven’t. Yet it is a useful resource to cope with one common problem created by changing jobs.


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9
FEB

Three alternative sources of income

If you're looking to add some diversification to your portfolio but still generate an income, here are three funds that we hold within our portfolios. 


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14
DEC

5 Simple Steps for Investing

Financial planners and investment managers, Lumin Weath Management, guide you through 5 simple steps for investing:


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11
NOV




Resident IFA Blog

lse.co.uk's resident Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) has 13 years experience... More


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24
JUN

Referendum Reaction

It happened.  It really happened.


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31
MAR

Budget 2014

Our latest 'Quick Poll' posed the question "How do you feel about the Budget?"


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11
OCT

Risk & Reward: Shares

Most of us have come across Shares at one time or another.


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17
NOV

Disclosure (Cheap as chips Pt.2)

The case I mentioned in 'Cheap as chips!' two days ago has already been accepted.
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Naked Trader Blog

Robbie Burns - aka The Naked Trader - has become a cult figure in the wor... More


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15
NOV

The demise of MF Global

The collapse of MF Global raises one or two interesting issues.
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13
OCT

Lessons learned over 4 years

First, apologies for being so lazy and not updating this column enough. I could blame a dodgy knee, but that's probably not enough is it?!
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11
FEB

A (very) cautionary tale

When I hold seminars, I often hear some terrible stories about trades gone wrong.
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26
JAN

Spread Betting ‘Stop-Losses’

First of all, thanks a lot for the feedback on my new Spread Betting book. It seems to have helped a lot of you and I’m glad about that.
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