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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:

  • Tue, 9th February 2016 - 23:36

    We need to talk about The FTSE. Again! And TalkTalk too...

    FTSE The criteria given earlier this week for a drop to 5750 unfortunately proved viable and the FTSE has taken a thorough hammering. To make sense of what we're seeing, we need revisit last weeks colourful FTSE chart as it illustrates the last straw has now broken with the market closing below our Third Trendline of Doom.

  • Mon, 8th February 2016 - 23:42

    THE AIM MARKET and  (LSE:POG) too! The AIM market remains, thus far, aloof from the Lemming tendency evinced by the FTSE. Don't get us wrong, the AIM stinks but it's still not throwing itself off the cliff with the same vigour as the grown up FTSE market. In fact, when we drill down to minute by minute movements this year, the decline appears to be carefully stage managed and results in the situation where near term weakness below 680 will doubtless lead to 670 next with secondary a hopeful bottom at 654 points.