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.

Are Next shares a buy for the long term?

Are Next shares a buy for the long term?

Next is putting up a good fight as it grows online and contracts on the high street. Making a profitable transition is a lot to ask, admits analyst Richard Beddard, but it's well on the way.

Churchill China: One for buy and hold investors?

Churchill China: One for buy and hold investors?

Restaurants may be shutting down, but Churchill China, the company that makes the plates we eat off, keeps growing revenue and profit. Richard Beddard gives his view on the shares.

16 shares for the future

16 shares for the future

Analyst Richard Beddard's Decision Engine gives 16 shares a score which suggests they are good long-term investments. He names them here.

This 'buy and build' strategy ticks all the boxes

This 'buy and build' strategy ticks all the boxes

There are challenges ahead, but Richard Beddard names companies he thinks should prosper over the long term.

Is Portmeirion in the 'buy' zone?

Is Portmeirion in the 'buy' zone?

With its phenomenal brand machine cranked up and after impressive headline results, companies analyst Richard Beddard gives his view on this likeable AIM share.

XP Power shares: They're electrifying!

XP Power shares: They're electrifying!

XP Power is developing fast and the growth story is still intact. Companies analyst Richard Beddard thinks it's probably a good long-term investment, but what about the share price?

Howden Joinery: The IKEA of fitted kitchens

Howden Joinery: The IKEA of fitted kitchens

Analyst Richard Beddard gives old favourite Howden Joinery its annual annual check up and finds little has changed. It's still a great business at a reasonable valuation.

Understanding Science is worth the effort

Understanding Science is worth the effort

Having fired up his Decision Engine, Richard Beddard finds that the resulting valuation is worth the effort untangling this complex research and development consultancy.

Would you feel safe in the hands of these investors?

Would you feel safe in the hands of these investors?

Analyst Richard Beddard visits Judges Scientific, an acquistive company, to see if he can put his faith in another investor.

Share Sleuth: Pension debt is a red flag for investors

Share Sleuth: Pension debt is a red flag for investors

This is a good company, but analyst Richard Beddard says the pension schemes mean he has less confidence in his calculations; reason to remain cautious.

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