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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.

  • Thu, 26th February 2015 - 08:34

    Brammer is a market leader in a small market that wants to be a market leader in a much bigger one. The question is, will it get there?

  • Wed, 25th February 2015 - 07:57

    With 17 roll-ups in 2014, Bunzl’s acquisition machine rolls on. So does the profit machine.

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...

  • 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

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, 26th February 2015 - 23:36

    It's our "Last Friday of the Month Freebie". None of the futures potentials below are redacted. The opening movement on RBS to 414, followed by a "gotcha drop" tends confirm we've been monitoring the correct trend and our argument, should RBS actually trade above 414p then the UK market will start real growth is probably going to prove accurate.

    JAPAN Nikkei 225  (NIK:NI225)  is viewed as heading to 19300 points next with secondary at a longer term 21860 points. It would need slip below 15860 to cancel this prospect, so there's the stop level for those with deep pockets and unlimited faith in our numbers. What is blooming weird is the detail these numbers are virtually identical to the Dow Jones longer term prospects which we gave yesterday.

  • Wed, 25th February 2015 - 23:34

    The UK stock market has absurd numbers of shares poised at the edge of substantial triggering movements. This situation has been building for several months and if the market does intend exploding into life, an easy visual clue will be RBS trading above 414p. If a retail bank starts to outperform, it bodes well for everything else.

    The DOW JONES  (DOWi:DJI)  is viewed as heading to 19900 points with secondary at a longer term 21811 points. It would need slip below 15900 to cancel this prospect, so there's the stop level for those with deep pockets and unlimited gullibility.