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 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.
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.
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.
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FTSE FOR FRIDAY (FTSE:UKX) Something interesting happened with our "private" FTSE projection for Thursday as we'd given a bottom target at 7707 points. FTSE Futures hit 7707, crucially not going below. Firstly, it tells we were watching the correct trend and second, it suggests we should anticipate a near term bounce.
LLOYDS BANK (LSE:LLOY) As always, it's difficult to contain our excitement when writing about a UK Retail Bank. The absolute thrill generated, running analysis on a share with a trading range of just 4p during the last few months, can only compare with watching a tree grow.