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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.

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...

  • Wed, 23rd July 2014 - 09:57

    Shares surrounding construction look rather cheap when viewed on a strictly price/earnings basis.

  • Tue, 22nd April 2014 - 11:33

    The Colonel has been for a walk in Constable country and stumbled across one of many Greene King-owned pubs in East Anglia, turning his thoughts to investing in beer.

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:

  • Wed, 23rd July 2014 - 23:56

    THE AIM MARKET (FTSE:AXX) seems always to be on the edge of some dramatics but this time, it's quite serious. As the chart shows, there's a pretty well defined RED LINE which dates back to the misery of 2009 when everything went wrong. The index has just hit it!

    In the event of the AIM closing below 768 points - just 5 points below the curr

  • Tue, 22nd July 2014 - 22:30

    THE DOW JONES (DOW:DJI) has managed to place itself in a positive zone, suggesting the index intends a visit to 17251. Before everyone rushes out to open a long position, there's a couple of elements bothering us. We routinely watch 'the real market' and increasingly, we've started mapping 'the futures market' in the hope of utterly confusing ourselves. In real life, when the DOW is trading, the futures market moves in harmony, sometimes a little ahead, sometimes a little behind.. The chart below is for DOW FUTURES. Please remember this.

    The argument favouring coming movement to 17251 is fairly s