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Share Sleuth is the online diary of value investor and companies editor Richard Beddard, including research notes, watchlist and a model portfolio.

The Colonel knows his onions. Retired from the military with grown up children, this super-savvy empty-nester divides his time between walking the dogs, the golf and/or race course and hunting down great investment propositions. With his personal motto of Sinil Labore Nihil (or, roughly, Do Your Own Research for those without a Google translator) The Colonel spends more time on the web with ‘sharpener’ in hand than almost anyone else. And being a Colonel of course, he just can’t keep it to himself...

  • Fri, 5th December 2014 - 14:25

    The Colonel provides a review of his portfolio: ITV and Facebook have brought home the bacon, while Tesco and Barclays remain total stinkers.

  • Thu, 2nd October 2014 - 17:22

    The Colonel is not normally a fan of IPOs, but found the attractions of Saga's elderly-focused proposition irresistible.

Peter Temple was an equity analyst for 18 years. In the decades since he quit the City he has been a widely published journalist and author. Here we get straight to the wisdom from the man who makes his living from investing.

  • Wed, 11th July 2012 - 17:18

    The two months since the ETF Portfolio was last updated have been what might be described a "steady as she goes" period. The market has recovered some poise, compared to the periodic bout of euro-itis with which it was afflicted last time round.

  • Tue, 22nd May 2012 - 16:53

    It is a little-known fact that the iShares powerhouse, a big player in the now well-established market for exchange traded funds, actually began life as a joint venture between US bank Wells Fargo and the Japanese investment house Nikko.

Trends and Targets - a new name, but the same old team of analysts with their magic secret software! Formerly Precogz, they provide Interactive Investor’s clients with daily movement forecasts before trading commences, covering nearly 50 of the most popular traded shares.

Note: The analysts cannot give financial advice or strategy solutions. If you want to get hold of them, their email is:

  • Thu, 21st July 2016 - 23:24

    LLOYDS BANK (LSE:LLOY)  When we previously wrote about Lloyds (link here) we speculated of a ridiculous drop potential to 48.5p and worse, if it broke, any future weakness below such a point risked 33 with ultimate 22p. Just to amuse us, the market opted to trash Lloyds intraday down to 47p with the price closing the day at 47.5p, below our next trigger level. As can be guessed, this is not comforting information to write, nor is the important detail Lloyds Share Price has not really recovered with any integrity.

  • Wed, 20th July 2016 - 23:45

    ANGLO AMERICAN (LSE:AAL)  The price of AAL bothers us a bit as, despite the shares status on the markets, from a Big Picture perspective it is now trading in a region with an ultimate drop ambition around Minus 45p. Last time we viewed this, we had given 280p as a drop expectation but for two months until February this year, the share price managed below our drop target fairly substantially. This results in the situation where any future moves below 280p risk seriously dire consequences.