Share Sleuth Blog

Share Sleuth

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

  • Fri, 30th January 2015 - 08:28

    While ITE has recovered from past Russian crises rapidly, recovery this time is likely to be more protracted. The shape of the company that emerges will be different too.

  • Wed, 28th January 2015 - 11:11

    The promise of Treatt, a profitable company in the past and present, is of increased profitability in future.

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, 29th January 2015 - 23:32

    RANK GROUP  (LSE:RNK) has something happening. By a stunning 1/2p, it has moved into a zone suggesting growth above 179 will lead to 187 with secondary 195p. The share price would require to slither below 145p to destroy confidence for its future. But when we view the shares performance since the beginning of time (1994 in the case of this company), we're really viewing the driving attraction as coming from a longer term 296p, the final box needing ticked being closure above 205p.

  • Wed, 28th January 2015 - 23:39

    GULF MARINE  (LSE:GMS) has experienced a premature rise in its share price with a very odd set of circumstances.  We've been cheerfully waiting for the price to CLOSE a session above 104p as this would break a glass ceiling which has formed in recent months, allowing growth to an initial 115p and hopefully closure above BLUE. Such an event creates a scenario where we can illustrate longer term growth to 138p. Instead, the price was manipulated upward at the open. This created a gap on the chart, obviously sparing traders the inconvenience of profit and the price went directly to our target level.