The Gamestop Short Squeeze (NYSE:GME)

The Gamestop Short squeeze is quickly becoming the stuff of legends. From a price of under $3 a year ago, shares in Gamestop now trade hands at over $200 a share. That is close to 100x return. If you had put in $10,000 in to Gamestop shares about a year ago, you would be sitting …

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Fundsmith 2020 Full Annual Letter To Shareholders

The eagerly anticipated annual letter to shareholders from Fundsmith has been released today, Wednesday 20 January 2021. Much like Warren Buffets annual letter has become compulsory reading for any aspirational investor, so too has Terry Smith writings. And it hasn’t disappointed. Smith has given his thoughts on the pandemic as well provided trends that have …

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Investing In Quality Companies Requires Long Term Thinking

Shares in quality companies often trade at a premium. Investors, myself included, often bulk at the valuation these best in breed businesses trade at and often forgo buying shares in them as a result. But if history has taught us anything, it is that quality shares are often worth paying up for. Even at the …

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Signal Messenger App Share Price – Are Investors Blinded?

The rise of fee free stock trading apps such as Freetrade have been a boon for investors. They have democratised investing by giving everyone a chance to invest in the stock market and own the best businesses in the world.   But like with most things, they are certain drawbacks. I feel the ease of …

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2020 – A Year In Personal Finance & The Markets

What A Year 2020 Has Been. It has been a year full of bad news. It started off with bush fires raging across the world. From Australia to Brazil to California. There was trade escalations between the US and China. And who could forget the rising tensions in Iran which could have led toWW3. To …

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Why The Stock Market Is At Record Highs

Markets are at record levels. Well in the US at least. Considering we’ve just had a year of economic shutdowns and huge falls in outputs, that is simply incredible. We have witnessed the worst economic crisis since the 1930s Great Depression. According to the United Nations, The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, global …

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Big Business – The Lockdown Winner

I find it amazing. The same people who dislike big business, gentrification and everything capitalism are the same people voting for lockdowns. They are unaware that lockdowns transfer power and wealth to the companies they hate. They are unaware that lockdowns are killing small businesses whilst increasing the profitability of big business. They are unaware …

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Investing For Growth – Terry Smith Book Review

There doesn’t seem to be any Rockstar portfolio managers these days. Gone are the days where the city was littered with household names, Antony Bolton, Neil Woodford, John Templeton. Active management is dying. Everyone’s shifting to passive and the ETFs are winning out. Yet there seems to be only one Rockstar portfolio manager left these …

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Don’t Look At The Most Popular Stocks List

The types of articles I absolutely hate seeing go along the lines of ‘ the most popular shares in February’ or ‘the most popular stock in month.’ Brokers are prone to publishing these types of articles on their websites every month. The reason is probably these articles get a whole lot of views but the …

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The Link Between Interest Rates And Stock Prices

“ In finance, one of the most fundamental laws we have is that the level and movement of interest rates will almost universally affect asset prices, with higher rates pulling down prices like the force of gravity, to use Warren Buffett’s simile. The Fed’s communications regarding lower rates have therefore caused market participants to start …

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