Share Sleuth Blog

Share Sleuth

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

  • Tue, 26th August 2014 - 13:55

    Air charter broker Air Partner issued a profit warning last month, precipitating a crisis of confidence among traders holding the shares. Long-term investors need not be so concerned.

  • Fri, 22nd August 2014 - 12:29

    Distributor NWF’s full-year results reported earlier this month describe business as usual for this relatively stable company.

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...

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 - 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:

  • Tue, 26th August 2014 - 23:38

    A.B. FOODS (LSE:ABF) has a cracking chart historically. Thankfully it's a share we've never been asked about as the price has outperformed pretty consistently until this year when things seem to have reached some sort of plateau However, there's little doubt that in the event of the company trading above 3160. the price should head to 3450p next.

    If there's trouble intended, the price would need move below  

  • Mon, 25th August 2014 - 23:48

     3i Group (LSE:iii) celebrates the start of our alphabetical countdown of FTSE 100 components not included in our daily analysis. We notice it achieved our initial long term target of 414p earlier this year, managing to close above this point on several occasions. In future, in the event of this share closing above such a point, we're tending to favour our next upward target level at 510p.