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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 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:

  • Thu, 8th December 2016 - 23:22

    RBS and FTSE for Friday (LSE:RBS & FTSE:UKX) That was a fast week and while we'd prefer pretend RBS share price doesn't exist, it's the 3rd of the clown banks deserving of mention.  There has been an extremely odd facet to recent RBS price movements and it relates to the BLUE line on the chart. One thing our software does is extrapolate movements both forward and backward in time and the fruitcake

  • Thu, 8th December 2016 - 00:03

    Lloyds Bank (LSE:LLOY) & The Banking Sector The big question is, how can we see Lloyds UP 4% and still describe it as underperforming? The answer, quite simply, comes from utter frustration. Last month, we'd assigned a trigger level to Lloyds at 61p and the very next day, it managed to CLOSE above at 61.4p. So it was all go for a party!