Last month I outlined six questions designed to help investors avoid potential yield traps. This month I’ll cover four more. These four questions, … [Read more...] about Some more questions to help you avoid yield traps
If you’re a relatively defensive investor like me, you probably like to have a decent number of defensive shares in your portfolio. But what number … [Read more...] about How many defensive shares should you hold?
As a dividend-focused investor I’m always on the lookout for high yield shares, whether that yield is high relative to the market average or high … [Read more...] about 6 Questions to help you avoid yield traps
Most investors make regular investments into their portfolios as they work towards retirement. But what’s the best way to do that? Should new money … [Read more...] about Regular investments: How I add new money to existing shareholdings
At some point you’re going to buy shares in a company and then that company’s is going to issue a profit warning, stop growing or perhaps even cut its … [Read more...] about Should you sell your shares when a company starts to underperform?
IG Group is a world leader in online foreign exchange (forex) trading, spread betting and CFDs (contracts for difference) and it’s a stock I’ve owned … [Read more...] about IG Group plc still looks cheap despite recent gains
So far I have managed to stay completely silent on the topic of Brexit, at least on this blog. However, I have been asked many times if I have a … [Read more...] about My secret investment plan for surviving and thriving after Brexit
In common with many value investors, I spend most of my time analysing individual companies and very little time thinking about the economy or … [Read more...] about The capital cycle is something every investor should be aware of
Today's blog post is an excerpt from my new book, The Defensive Value Investor, outlining how I analyse companies to see whether they have any durable … [Read more...] about Looking for companies with a durable competitive advantage
Last week I covered two of the biggest investment lessons I’ve learned in the past 20 years: Begin slowly and carefully and Exceptional results … [Read more...] about Some lessons from my first 20 years as an investor (Part 2)