The investor’s mindset


The most important thing for active, self-directed stock market investors to have is the right mindset.  Having the right mindset can help you ride out the ups and downs of the market, and keep you focused on the things that really matter.  It can also help you take advantage of the manic depressive Mr Market, […]

Investment case study: UK Mail Group generates an annualised return of 33.7%

UK Mail Results

This investment case study will dig into many of the specific steps I take to buy, hold and sell great businesses for income and growth.  But before I begin, I want to point out one thing.  Annualised returns of 33.7% are NOT a realistic expectation for any investment in the stock market.  The returns for […]

Should you adjust your portfolio when the UK recession ends?


Adjusting an investment portfolio to fit the changing economic climate is one of the most obvious things an investor can do. During the tech-boom of the 1990s the smart money was in high tech companies; even many blue-chip technology companies posted extraordinary gains during that decade.  For example, Vodafone gained 1,000% in just over three […]

10 Questions every stock picker needs to ask


If you’re looking to invest in successful businesses that are relatively large and safe, perhaps with a preference for market leaders and household names, then you’re not alone. But despite the popularity of this approach, there is often a surprising lack of planning in the way that many investors go about the business of picking […]