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Howden Joinery

With all indications that the UK housing market is progressing just swimmingly - house prices in England and Wales hit a record high in July reaching an average of £232,969 - we thought it time to look for some momentum investing opportunities in the housing support sector. Howden Joinery is one name that our momentum screen threw up. And upon closer inspection there seems a lot to like about this solid, well-established Anglo-French kitchen cabinet producer - not least its 12 month chart:       As well as a stoinking chart, Howden Joinery met 10 of the 12 loose screening criteria, that, in a...

Hornby and the London Olympics 2012

A lot of readers that share my demographic will have fond childhood memories of a company by the name of Hornby that produces wonderful die-cast model railways. Established by Frank Hornby - who's initial claim to fame was the invention of Meccano (respect) - the first model train was launched in 1920. Since then Hornby has gone on to acquire Scalextric (slot car racing sets), Airfix (producer of model kits) in 2007, Humbrol (model paints and accessories) in 2008 and Corgi (of die-cast car fame) in 2008. Making Hornby a sort of romantic super-company for the big kid in all of us...