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My New Investment Philosophy Part V

This post is a follow on from the My New Investment Philosophy, My New Investment Philosophy Part II, My New Investment Philosophy Part III and My New Investment Philosophy Part IV posts I wrote last week and earlier this week. So with our returned set of companies in hand (matching all of our carefully selected criteria), it's time to get our hands dirty with some company specifics. Like a kid in a candy shop I don't start at the top of the list, rather race towards a company whose broad overview or industry I like the sound of. I mean, who doesn't...

My New Investment Philosophy – Part IV

This post is a follow on from the My New Investment Philosophy, My New Investment Philosophy Part II and My New Investment Philosophy Part III posts I wrote last week and earlier this week. Let's dive straight back into the criteria. Criterion Number 6 - Debt to Equity < 1 Pretty much what is says on the tin, this one. It's a comparison of a company's debt levels to its equity levels. A number in excess of one, and the company has more debt than equity and vice versa for a number less than one. Unchecked, debt's a budding investor killer - one that...

News, News, It’s All About the UK Investment News

Investing without the most up-to-date news is like eating a kebab without using your hands, it might be fun for a while, but it's gonna get messy! Now with a million and one investment news sources on the web, the beginner investor can get lost in a sea of analysis and opinion and fail to see the big picture. Don't get me wrong, there's a ton of places I go for my finance news, online, in the papers, on the box, but there's only one place I go every morning for my financial news overview, and that's straight to my inbox. ADVFN...