Richard Beddard

Richard is companies editor of Interactive Investor and a columnist at Money Observer magazine. A keen private investor through his Self Invested Personal Pension, he manages two virtual portfolios. The Share Sleuth portfolio is a hand-picked collection of mostly small-cap value shares, while the Nifty Thrifty is a mechanical portfolio designed to pick large, successful companies at cheap prices.

The curse of the growth investor

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Companies analyst Richard Beddard thinks this AIM share could be a 'very good long-term investment'. But using a simple model to tackle the valuation question causes a headache.

Share Sleuth: Why cash flow is better than profits

Share Sleuth: Why cash flow is better than profits

In the second of his five research-backed rules for investing, companies analyst Richard Beddard explains why cash flow, not profit, is the essential measure of potential returns.

20 shares for the future

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Harry Potter gets a mention in this week's feature, as companies analyst Richard Beddard brings us up to speed with the magic stocks on his radar.

Why Share Sleuth just sold Rolls-Royce

Why Share Sleuth just sold Rolls-Royce

Sometimes you must sell shares to buy new ones, and companies analyst Richard Beddard has done just that. Here he explains why, and what he did with the proceeds.

A 'very good' company to buy and hold

A 'very good' company to buy and hold practical investing company analysis

Companies analyst Richard Beddard has discovered a 'very good' business at a reasonable price. It's so good he's added it to the Share Sleuth portfolio.

Share Sleuth: five rules for the rational investor

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Companies analyst Richard Beddard has built a custom, five-point investing strategy out of a Nobel-prize-winning psychologist's research. Here's the first of his five golden rules.

A peerless profit machine

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This company makes extraordinary profits from manufacturing a boring everyday commodity, but Richard Beddard thinks he may have uncovered its 'secret sauce'.

Cut big-spending Renishaw some slack

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Profitability down, free cash flow negative, cash depleted. Renishaw’s numbers sound awful, but analyst Richard Beddard argues we should give them a break.  

20 shares for the future

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Some of the companies ranked highly by Richard Beddard's decision engine have questions to answer. Here are the analyst's top 20 shares.

This company is in an arms race it could win

This company is in an arms race it could win

This firm is pumping lots of cash into the business and its shares don't look expensive. Will companies analyst Richard Beddard invest?

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