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  • All eyes on Diageo plc's progress in emerging markets Stockopedia - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 15:45 BST
    All eyes on Diageo plc's progress in emerging markets

    What’s the story with Diageo Drinks giant Diageo plc (LON:DGE) will issue a third quarter trading update this week and investors will be hoping to see it doing better in emerging markets. Shares in Diageo ...

  • Who holds the upper hand - the prophets (analysts) or the bears (short sellers)?

    Equity analysts and short sellers are two of the smartest and most informed players in stock market investing yet there’s evidence that they often reach completely different conclusions from the information ...

  • How you can beat fund managers by cloning their best ideas Stockopedia - Thu, Jan 16, 2014 10:23 GMT
    How you can beat fund managers by cloning their best ideas

    It's increasingly common knowledge that actively managed funds significantly underperform the stock market. The level of underperformance varies in different market cycles but on average it is of the order ...

  • When can low institutional ownership destroy your share's returns?

    Buying shares is a really simple process, but buying smart is much harder. As we’ve seen in recent articles, one way to ensure you avoid stocks that have a high probability of underperforming is to look ...

  • How can you profit from stocks at risk of a 'short squeeze'? Stockopedia - Fri, Jan 10, 2014 10:33 GMT
    How can you profit from stocks at risk of a 'short squeeze'?

    Identifying stocks that are overvalued and betting that they’ll fall in price is one of the most extreme brands of value investing out there, and for short sellers that were active ahead of the the 2008 ...

  • Introducing the StockRank Crossovers Stockopedia - Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:39 GMT
    Introducing the StockRank Crossovers

    The Stockopedia Ranking system has been an incredibly popular addition to the Stock Reports in recent weeks. Ever since we first released the metrics to the screener in April subscribers have been using ...

  • Casino Cheaters

    One of the greatest cons at the heart of the typical investment sales pitch is that there is a positive trade-off between risk and return - that the more risky the punt you take, the greater your returns ...

  • Quarterly Strategies Review: Growth stocks rock in Q3 Stockopedia - Fri, Sep 13, 2013 15:18 BST
    Quarterly Strategies Review: Growth stocks rock in Q3

    Screening strategies that hunt down growth shares at reasonable prices were by far and away the best performers of all 60 of Stockopedia’s GuruModel screens during the third quarter of this year. With ...

  • The Insider's Guide to Director's Dealings Stockopedia - Thu, Sep 12, 2013 12:04 BST
    The Insider's Guide to Director's Dealings

    Whenever you approach the stock market it's worth considering that the guy on the other side of the trade is probably better informed than you are. When you are buying, he's selling, when you are selling, ...

  • Digging deeper in to small caps to find quality shares at appealing prices

    With the FTSE Smallcap index leaping by 20% this year, good quality small cap companies trading at attractive prices are proving harder to find. But despite a rash of surging share prices, there are still ...

  • Guru Strategies Summer Review: growth tactics pay off as value gets harder to find

    It’s been eight weeks since we completed the quarterly rebalancing of Stockopedia’s 65 GuruModel investing strategies – but it has been an uncertain period for the market and for investors. With growth ...

  • European value and momentum stocks inspired by Josef Lakonishok

    Josef Lakonishok doesn’t really attract the same attention as many superstar investors but his successful transition from academic researcher to billion dollar fund manager is nonetheless legendary. Having ...

  • AIM shares get ISA approval - but how do you separate the wheat from the chaff?

    It’s all change for small cap investors on August 5 when they’ll finally be able to use Individual Savings Accounts to buy shares quoted on the Alternative Investment Market. The long awaited rule change ...

  • How Charles Kirkpatrick's strict investment rules can deliver outsize rewards

    At Stockopedia, it’s no secret that we are big fans of systematic investing strategies that give investors the confidence to trust in the ‘quant’ and leave their emotions out of stock picking. Natural ...

  • The not so Magic Formula? Stockopedia - Tue, Jul 23, 2013 08:10 BST
    The not so Magic Formula?

    New subscribers to Stockopedia can often be a little bewildered by the number of different Guru Screens that we model - I often find myself answering the question "where do I start?". We've modelled ...

  • Using quality and momentum to find market beaters Stockopedia - Thu, Jul 18, 2013 10:26 BST
    Using quality and momentum to find market beaters

    With the FTSE 100 now trading at levels not seen since the start of this year – capitulating around 8.5% from May’s high of 6,840 points – investors have been dealt some short, sharp reality checks in ...

  • Searching for new 52 Week Highs amongst Value Stocks Stockopedia - Tue, Jul 16, 2013 11:26 BST
    Searching for new 52 Week Highs amongst Value Stocks

    Despite the market volatility of recent months, the FTSE is up by around 11% so far this year, helping to propel a handful of shares towards their 52-week highs. Financial newspapers and websites the world ...

  • When to sell? Using short selling signals to derisk your portfolio

    Investors who were basking in the early summer glow of a stockmarket heat wave would be forgiven for feeling mixed emotions about the recent cooling in equity prices. The FTSE All-Share completed an impressive ...

  • Bargain hunters win with housebuilders but is there more value to come?

    Back in late 2011 some of Britain’s biggest housebuilders were displaying signs of being bargain bucket shares with only the glimmer of potential to turnaround their fortunes in the near term. Since then, ...

  • Why earnings downgrades are starting to bite Stockopedia - Fri, May 31, 2013 20:17 BST
    Why earnings downgrades are starting to bite

    Keeping an eye on earnings forecast upgrades by analysts has proved to be massively compelling so far this year. Buying shares with the largest positive earnings revisions is a strategy that’s produced ...

  • Ocado boosts our earnings upgrade screen – but is it time to worry?

    Screening the market for companies where brokers have recently upgraded their earnings forecasts has proved to be a great investing strategy this year. Ignoring ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ recommendations in favour ...

  • Is it time to buy into mining stocks? Stockopedia - Fri, May 24, 2013 09:13 BST
    Is it time to buy into mining stocks?

    Buying into unloved sectors at the right time can be a highly profitable strategy. One sector that stands out as being out of favour presently is mining. The FTSE World Index – Mining is down over 18% ...

  • 5 stocks on the move after broker upgrades Stockopedia - Mon, May 20, 2013 11:05 BST
    5 stocks on the move after broker upgrades

    While the opinions of brokers often attract legitimate scepticism among investors, there’s little doubt that anyone keeping an eye on our analyst upgrade screen recently would have been impressed. Of all ...

  • 5 stocks beating earnings expectations Stockopedia - Wed, May 15, 2013 17:13 BST
    5 stocks beating earnings expectations

    Beating earnings expectations tends to be a sure fire way for companies to hit the financial headlines and get a warm reception from shareholders on results day. For momentum investors with an eye for ...

  • Investing: Should the Past be a guide to the Future? Stockopedia - Fri, Apr 19, 2013 14:32 BST
    Investing: Should the Past be a guide to the Future?

    As regular readers of Stockopedia will know, we are big believers in learning from data and statistical techniques what investing strategies have worked when. This kind of "quant" thinking is ...

  • Why blending value and momentum is a WISE investment strategy Stockopedia - Fri, Apr 5, 2013 09:30 BST
    Why blending value and momentum is a WISE investment strategy

    Last year I noted that blending a strategy designed to include cheap stocks with rising stocks could be the 'ultimate market strategy'. The evidence that Value & Momentum are excellent bedfellows is utterly ...

  • Is Bitcoin the world's most perfect speculative material? Stockopedia - Wed, Apr 3, 2013 11:35 BST
    Is Bitcoin the world's most perfect speculative material?

    I'm sure that it can't have escaped most people's attention that the price of Bitcoin has absolutely soared in recent weeks. The price of the innovative, cryptographically secured, digital currency has ...

  • Where do I get my investment ideas from? Stockopedia - Sat, Mar 30, 2013 08:36 GMT
    Where do I get my investment ideas from?

    I've recently been thinking about my sources of investment ideas and how that's changed over time. Given I'm not a full-time investor time is a big constraint when it comes to finding good ideas given ...

  • Index funds are parasites and are going to kill the market Stockopedia - Thu, Mar 28, 2013 09:11 GMT
    Index funds are parasites and are going to kill the market

    Everywhere you go these days you hear yet another investor singing the virtues of investing in low cost index trackers. Frankly the sales pitch makes sense doesn't it? It's very easy to understand and ...

  • Can you beat the market with blended Value Ratios ? Stockopedia - Wed, Mar 27, 2013 09:11 GMT
    Can you beat the market with blended Value Ratios ?

    Anyone who has read our book "How to Make Money in Value Stocks" will be well primed in the idea that buying cheap stocks is a strategy that beats the market. This is hardly surprising. If you ...

  • Was Neil Woodford right to pick Morrisons over Tesco? Stockopedia - Sat, Mar 16, 2013 12:54 GMT

    Neil Woodford’s latest purchase of WM Morrison Supermarkets P L C (LON:MRW) makes him the company’s largest shareholder.  This move is in stark contrast to Woodford’s exit from Tesco (LON:TSCO) just over ...

  • How to build a systematic portfolio with Stockopedia – Part 5

    Tips for managing a systematic portfolio This is the fifth and final article in our series looking at how you can build a systematic portfolio of shares by using the tools available at Stockopedia. In ...

  • How to build a systematic portfolio with Stockopedia – Part 5

    How to give your portfolio the best chance of success Welcome to the fourth article in our series exploring how you can build a portfolio of shares by using the tools available at Stockopedia. So far we ...

  • Shale gas: saviour of the US economy? Stockopedia - Sun, Mar 3, 2013 09:29 GMT

    Earlier this week, a very important article/study was reported on by Reuters, following on from the original press release from the University of Texas here. I have been sceptical that shale gas is the ...

  • Is the RSA dividend cut a good reason to sell? Stockopedia - Sat, Feb 23, 2013 16:45 GMT

    This week RSA Insurance (LON:RSA) cut its dividend by more than 30%, and the reaction from Mr Market was instant and obvious – shares fell by around 14%, sending shock waves of disbelief out across the ...

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