Richard Gill, CFA

The highest yielding share in London

The highest yielding share in London

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As my colleague John Kingham recently wrote in the March edition of Master Investor Magazine, “high yield stocks do not always deliver the yield you were hoping for.” This refers to the dreaded “yield trap”, whereby companies which have seemingly large dividends relative to their share price then go on to disappoint investors by cutting…

Are these the fastest growing small-caps in London?

Are these the fastest growing small-caps in London?

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According to finance theory there are three components to the total return which an investor can make from a share. Firstly, we have dividends. Often being the most modest source of equity returns, dividends can nevertheless be consistent and provide a useful source of income for investors. Those with shares in dividend paying FTSE 100…

Searching for growth amongst AIM’s New Issues

Searching for growth amongst AIM’s New Issues

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As I discussed in last month’s edition of Master Investor Magazine, AIM shares had a good year in 2016, with the FTSE AIM All Share Index rising by an impressive 14.2%. However, investors who got involved in AIM’s new issues did even better – although the two sets of performance statistics aren’t comparable directly due…

Make a premier league return from football finance

Make a premier league return from football finance

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My first blog on Football & Economics, published just over two years ago, discussed how billions of pounds, euros and dollars have been poured into the beautiful game over the past few years. A number of recent reports and statistics have demonstrated that there are few signs of this trend reversing: ⚽ Driven by the…

Three small cap stocks the experts are buying in 2017

Three small cap stocks the experts are buying in 2017

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As we say goodbye to 2016 it’s time for my annual review of how the UK small cap markets have performed, and for a few investment ideas for 2017. In general, small caps had a good year in 2016, with the FTSE AIM All Share gaining an impressive 14.2%. The FTSE Small Cap Index was…

Bargains still to be had in the small cap markets

Bargains still to be had in the small cap markets

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As discussed in my article for January’s edition of Master Investor Magazine, 2016 was a great year for small cap shares. The AIM All-Share rose by an impressive 14.3%, the FTSE Small Cap Index surged by 11% and dozens of individual stocks grew in value by more than 100%. Three stocks even finished the year…

Three small caps punching above their weight in M&A

Three small caps punching above their weight in M&A

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There are generally considered to be two ways in which companies can grow their earnings. The first, and most common for businesses both large and small, is organic growth – whereby a company expands its existing, or “internal”, operations via increasing sales, breaking into new markets or launching new products for example. Inorganic, or acquisitive…

Can these ten-baggers continue to deliver?

Can these ten-baggers continue to deliver?

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“Tenbaggers”, a term coined by investment legend Peter Lynch, are often thought of as the Holy Grail of equity investment. Referring to a stock with the potential to increase in value by a factor of ten, these elusive investments, just like winning the lottery or finding buried treasure, can change your life forever. But if…

Three small cap stocks set to bounce back

Three small cap stocks set to bounce back

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There is an old stock market saying that profit warnings come in threes. For investors this implies that any company which first announces such a warning should be avoided for some time. In other words, never attempt to catch a falling knife. But like many such clichés it is often wrong. Profit warnings can occur…

Invest in the Best with “Buffettology” – A book review

Invest in the Best with “Buffettology” – A book review

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There are scores of books for sale about the life, successes and investment philosophies of Warren Buffett. A quick search in the book section on amazon.co.uk for the Sage of Ohama’s name brings up no less than 5,591 relevant results. From classic read The Snowball, to collections of his timeless shareholder letters, along with hundreds…

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