Richard Gill, CFA

ASOS – Still in Fashion?

ASOS – Still in Fashion?

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There are three ways to make money from investing in shares: capital gains, dividends and perks. The latter are never more than modest and are becoming increasingly rare these days. Dividends can provide a useful stream of income, but they are unlikely to make you rich. Capital gains, however, are the raison d’être for most…

Growth, value and income – CareTech provides it all

Growth, value and income – CareTech provides it all

6 mins. to read

Internet bulletin boards can be a good source of new investment ideas. They regularly draw highly informed investors and interesting insights. But they also have their downsides. Prone to attracting the more passionate retail punter, popular bulletin board stocks can often experience extremely volatile price movements on the back of certain comments. And then there…

ScS Group – An investment you can sit on

ScS Group – An investment you can sit on

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It’s a long running joke that no one has ever bought a full priced sofa. With 50% mark downs, mega discount deals and snap sales the furniture retailers always seem to have promotional offers on the go to attract the punters. Nevertheless, there is still money to be made in the sector for investors. The…

Has Scientific Digital Imaging Reached an Inflection Point?

Has Scientific Digital Imaging Reached an Inflection Point?

4 mins. to read

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But this one must be worth at least a million. This glorious image was created by technology owned by an interesting AIM listed company, Scientific Digital Imaging  (SDI), which after several years of plodding along now looks like it might be about to take off. The…

Pump up your portfolio with The Gym Group

Pump up your portfolio with The Gym Group

6 mins. to read

Currently two weeks into a self-imposed January booze ban my newly refreshed brain got thinking about the economic impact caused by the many drinkers who abstain from alcohol at this time of year. “Dry January”, as it is commonly known, is in fact a relatively recent phenomenon, with the trademark being registered by the charity…

The UK Stock Market Almanac 2016

The UK Stock Market Almanac 2016

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As featured in the December issue of Master Investor Magazine. A book review by Richard Gill, CFA With another year soon to be upon us investors are welcoming the return of an annual classic, The UK Stock Market Almanac. Author Stephen Eckett has once again updated his seminal handbook in order to guide investors and…

Get back into gold with Caledonia Mining

Get back into gold with Caledonia Mining

7 mins. to read

Investors hoping that the 4.9% losses seen from the FTSE 100 in 2015 will be reversed quickly have been disappointed so far this year. The blue-chip index has fallen by over 300 points already as contagion from a stock market plunge in China has spread, caused by the ever present growth slowdown fears. In reaction,…

Starcom back on track?

Starcom back on track?

6 mins. to read

Just after Christmas last year investors got excited with tracking products business Starcom (STAR) as the firm announced a tie up with a Porsche dealership in Germany to supply one of its products. On the back of the deal the shares surged by 258%. But since then they have come back down to near all-time…

Value to be found in the latest IPOs? Hostelworld and Ibstock

Value to be found in the latest IPOs? Hostelworld and Ibstock

8 mins. to read

Following a quiet summer period for initial public offerings (IPOs) the London new issue market has now come back to life. October saw seven new companies join the main market of the London Stock Exchange, raising a total of just under £1.65 billion. So far this year £6.1 billion of new money has been raised.…

McColl’s Retail – a super market investment?

McColl’s Retail – a super market investment?

6 mins. to read

Figures released last week by Kantar Worldpanel on the Great Britain grocery sector did not make good reading for the London listed supermarkets. While Tesco remains the market leader by some way, its market share fell by 0.7 percentage points to 28.8% in the 12 weeks to 11th October. Morrisons also lost market share while…

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