Author: Graham Neary

Stock market investor with a decade of experience as an analyst and fund manager. I've worked on the sell-side, at independent research houses, and on the buy-side as a portfolio manager for an insurance company. For the last few years, I've been building my private investment portfolio and my online assets. Always learning. CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst).

Wildly speculative crypto forecasts leave me cold
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Wildly speculative crypto forecasts leave me cold

Graham Neary- December 6, 2018

I admire entrepreneurs and technological pioneers. And I always try to keep an open mind when a new venture is launched - even if it's ... Read More

The Enduring Wisdom of Lindsell Train
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The Enduring Wisdom of Lindsell Train

Graham Neary- December 4, 2018

An RNS passed by without much comment last week. It contained some gems of wisdom which I believe are worth repeating. The RNS in question ... Read More

Britvic (BVIC) – Squeezing out good results
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Britvic (BVIC) – Squeezing out good results

Graham Neary- November 30, 2018

Shares in the drinks company Britvic (BVIC) have broken out to a new high following the publication of full-year results (latest share price 857.5p, market ... Read More

Tales from the Balance Sheet (ShareSoc Masterclass)
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Tales from the Balance Sheet (ShareSoc Masterclass)

Graham Neary- November 29, 2018

These are the draft slides for the talk I delivered as part of the ShareSoc Masterclass in London this week. It was a privilege to ... Read More

Rightmove (RMV) – The “Google” of UK property portals
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Rightmove (RMV) – The “Google” of UK property portals

Graham Neary- November 27, 2018

Rightmove (RMV), the well-known property portal, is a recent addition to my portfolio (latest share price 433p, market cap £3.88 billion). This is a stock ... Read More

Options strategies to consider after the latest hedge fund disaster
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Options strategies to consider after the latest hedge fund disaster

Graham Neary- November 20, 2018

One of the more remarkable stories to emerge from the US in recent days has been the collapse of optionsellers.com, as it fell victim to ... Read More

CEO Pay – Good, Bad and Ugly Bonus Schemes (Manchester Investor Show)
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CEO Pay – Good, Bad and Ugly Bonus Schemes (Manchester Investor Show)

Graham Neary- November 12, 2018

On Friday, I had the privilege of addressing the Manchester Investor Show (twice!). My first presentation, entitled Hiding in Plain Sight, was a primer on CEO/Director ... Read More

Burberry (BRBY) – How exactly did it grow H1 EPS by 48%?
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Burberry (BRBY) – How exactly did it grow H1 EPS by 48%?

Graham Neary- November 8, 2018

It's not every day of the week that a FTSE-100 company grows its earnings by almost 50%. And yet that's what Burberry (BRBY) has just ... Read More

Lancashire Holdings (LRE) – Optimism in the face of global calamity
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Lancashire Holdings (LRE) – Optimism in the face of global calamity

Graham Neary- November 7, 2018

As an investor, it's always nice to feel that your companies are doing something good for humanity. Insurance companies might not be the most obvious ... Read More

Thalassa (THAL) – Disturbing, spooky changes make it uninvestible
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Thalassa (THAL) – Disturbing, spooky changes make it uninvestible

Graham Neary- October 31, 2018

Bizarre changes at the holding company Thalassa could be sinister, irrelevant or have some benign explanation. After contacting Thalassa's Chairman, I'm still not entirely sure ... Read More

Turning your portfolio into an insurance operator by selling put options
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Turning your portfolio into an insurance operator by selling put options

Graham Neary- October 29, 2018

Health warning: options are risky business. They can cause significant losses and blow up your entire portfolio if you get them wrong. In fact, they ... Read More

Merlin Entertainments (MERL) – Rollercoaster for shareholders may have opened a value opportunity
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Merlin Entertainments (MERL) – Rollercoaster for shareholders may have opened a value opportunity

Graham Neary- October 18, 2018

Shares in Merlin Entertainments took another tumble this week, dropping 8% after a disappointing trading update (latest share price 340.7p, market cap £3,482 million). It ... Read More

Exclusive: Interview with Ron Series, Chairman of DX Group (DX)
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Exclusive: Interview with Ron Series, Chairman of DX Group (DX)

Graham Neary- October 17, 2018

DX Group (DX), the logistics business offering a range of delivery services, has been recapitalised and refreshed with a new management team over the past year. ... Read More

Surveying the Wreckage – A Review of the AIM Sell-Off in early October 2018
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Surveying the Wreckage – A Review of the AIM Sell-Off in early October 2018

Graham Neary- October 15, 2018

The AIM All-Share Index is down by 10% in the past ten trading sessions. That means lots of pain for lots of investors. It also ... Read More

Lord Lee’s bottled wisdom is an unmissable treat
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Lord Lee’s bottled wisdom is an unmissable treat

Graham Neary- October 5, 2018

Book Review: How to Make a Million - Slowly © John Lee 2014. In almost any field of human endeavour, we do well by standing ... Read More

AA (AA.) – Understanding the debt load as both its share price and its customers suffer breakdown
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AA (AA.) – Understanding the debt load as both its share price and its customers suffer breakdown

Graham Neary- October 3, 2018

The AA is a much-loved and classic British brand, but it has been an unsettling ride for shareholders since IPO at 250p in 2014 (latest ... Read More

888 (888) – Gambling giant offers tempting odds with 40% discount
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888 (888) – Gambling giant offers tempting odds with 40% discount

Graham Neary- October 2, 2018

A pattern has emerged such that a group of companies with the following shared characteristics has become superficially cheap: headquartered offshore cash-rich high-tech Israeli-controlled highly ... Read More

Tobacco Trends – A macro view suggests that demand will remain robust
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Tobacco Trends – A macro view suggests that demand will remain robust

Graham Neary- September 29, 2018

Shareholders in British American Tobacco (BATS) and Imperial Brands (IMB) have been experiencing something they may have grown unaccustomed to: protracted share price declines. Both ... Read More

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