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.

How investors can beat the machine

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It's a question of ego: none of us like to admit formulas make better investors. But in his quest for superior returns, analyst Richard Beddard has a fascinating revelation.

Share Sleuth: A company with staying power

Share Sleuth: A company with staying power

Comparing very different companies seems hopeless, but investors do it every time they trade. Analyst Richard Beddard explains what compelled him to buy into this firm.

5 traits of a perfect long-term investment

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These hallmarks of a good growth holding shouldn't surprise established investors, but Richard Beddard warns against letting intuition rule your head.   

Can we trust the board of healthy Games Workshop?

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Reading the Annual Report of Games Workshop puts Richard Beddard in a difficult position. His head says yes, but his heart says no.

The decisions that make or break investors

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When technology is threatening to eat part of your business, however admirable, it's time to move on, warns Richard Beddard.

Top 20 shares to buy and hold

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This month, three former stockmarket darlings appear in companies analyst Richard Beddard's Decision Engine of top 20 shares to buy and hold.

Share Sleuth: helpful texts for value investors

Share Sleuth: helpful texts for value investors

DIY in the world of investing can be harder and a lot riskier than the shelves-and-wallpaper kind, but there are some invaluable books out there. Richard Beddard offers a reading list.

Share Sleuth buys (and sells) again

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A fortnight after adding retailer Next to his portfolio, companies analyst Richard Beddard has sold two holdings after spotting another bargain 'buy'.

Share Sleuth: Is this a good company?

Share Sleuth: Is this a good company?

Recent events at this firm have companies analyst Richard Beddard wondering where he went wrong adding the shares. Just how strong a company is it anyway?

A business that's 'virtually bomb proof'

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There can be little more traditional, more stable, or more enduring than this business, which also caters to a national obsession, argues companies analyst Richard Beddard

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