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Share Sleuth

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

  • Wed, 1st October 2014 - 12:24

    Digital printhead manufacturer Xaar is a good business, and the share price has dropped nearly 70% since its peak. It’s tempted the directors to invest, and it’s tempting me.

  • Tue, 30th September 2014 - 13:31

    Full year results earlier this week from the venerable motor manual publisher reveal how much Haynes has changed over the last five years.

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.

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  • Wed, 1st October 2014 - 23:24

    If that bloke at Sports Direct subscribed to TaT, he'd not be viewing a current £2.57 million loss on his Tesco purchase.

    RANGE RESOURCES (LSE:RRL) merits a place in our headline section for all the wrong reasons. Whatever the share has done to offend the meerkat has placed the price in dreadful territory. The share price needs a miracle above 1.75p to escape as we've no option but now to view it as heading to 0.15p. About the best we can hope is a fake bounce to the 1.43 level but to be honest, we're not seeing any early warning signals of such being possible. Sorry. Hopefully the company issue a report relating to a goose and golden eggs.

    CRH (LSE:CRH) needs a bit of a miracle as currently it's showing as heading to 1263p. As shown below, the price has broken below RED and while 1263

  • Tue, 30th September 2014 - 23:21

    If that bloke at Sports Direct subscribed to TaT, he'd not be viewing a current £1.31 million loss on his Tesco purchase.

    COMPASS GROUP (LSE:CPG) has had a cracking positive history as the chart shows. The share price is actually showing seriously long term potentials of 1210p with secondary, if bettered, at 1556p. The next growth phase will be seen commencing in the event of the share CLOSING above 1050p. In the event of the movement triggering, the price would require to fail below 880p to spoil these target levels.

    At the end of September, the price did something stupid and perhaps it was a fake designed to scare