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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, 28th April 2016 - 23:45

    BRENT CRUDE . Brent is in an interesting position. We'd an upper target (since March!) of 47.8 and it appears the product may have achieved this. We're being a big vague out of necessity - on the New York exchange, it achieved 47.82 whereas against Futures and SB companies it reached 48.18 USD. Our core driving data comes from the NY exchange, so we'll tend adhere to that for the purposes of this dissection.

  • Thu, 28th April 2016 - 00:05

    BARCLAYS PLC (LSE:BARC) AND THE DAX. By 0.5p, Barclays has achieved a Higher High. As a result, and similar to Lloyds yesterday, we are going to take an optimists viewpoint against the share price' future potentials. After all, it's not as if anything is happening in Europe or the World which could threaten a retail banks price movements...  We need to temper our unblemished optimism by pointing out something glaringly obvious.