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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

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 - 13:25

    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 - 16:22

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

Peter Temple

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 - 16:18

    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 - 15:53

    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, 26th November 2015 - 23:44

    WEIR GROUP  (LSE:WEIR) completes our week of taking the time to read Interactive Investors front page! Near term. movement above 1203p shows with growth to 1263p possible with secondary a slightly more useful 1312p. Perhaps of more importance will be closure above 1263p as the movement will generate the start of a strong argument for a long term 1596p, maybe even 1824p.

  • Wed, 25th November 2015 - 23:23

    TUNGSTEN CORPORATION  (LSE:TUNG) mentioned on Interactive couldn't be ignored, if only due to their share code. There's unfortunately only a couple of years trading data against this lot and visually, their chart does not inspire confidence, though it possibly could cure constipation... The issue we have with the share is it was supposed to bounce from a bottom of 37p. Unfortunately, no-one told the price of this important detail and the share has continued to wander off a cliff.