Author: Tony Boden

Private investor of some two decades, with roots firmly in the "value camp", but latterly also a keen student of momentum and market sentiment.

Carnival Time?
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Carnival Time?

Tony Boden- November 20, 2020

A few weeks ago I looked at the investment case for Saga [LON:SAGA] – the combined insurance and vacations business. Its major uncertainty and potential ... Read More

I might have mentioned Hospitality before
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I might have mentioned Hospitality before

Tony Boden- November 12, 2020

Once more I have been overtaken by events in preparing this article. On Monday (9th Nov) I was sat down to review what had happened ... Read More

Two Sectors to avoid (for now)
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Two Sectors to avoid (for now)

Tony Boden- October 31, 2020

A week (as they almost say) is a long time in pandemics. I wrote the bulk of this article a few days ago, before the ... Read More

One Quality Metric that won’t help you through the crisis
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One Quality Metric that won’t help you through the crisis

Tony Boden- October 24, 2020

As regular readers will know, I have adopted three tests for potential investments in the current crisis times. They are all qualitative in nature, and ... Read More

A quick reflection
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A quick reflection

Tony Boden- October 10, 2020

This is Gold content! Not logged in? Log in/Register. If you're logged in, you can unlock this post by upgrading to Gold Membership. Read More

Blindfolded Monkey on the Oche
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Blindfolded Monkey on the Oche

Tony Boden- October 4, 2020

One theoretical test of your portfolio performance is whether it beats one selected by a blindfolded monkey throwing darts at the share listing page of ... Read More

Is it the time?
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Is it the time?

Tony Boden- September 22, 2020

“Daddy, daddy, daddy; what actually is time?” “Well son, it’s that thing that God made to stop things happening all together.” I have a feeling ... Read More

Think of a number!
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Think of a number!

Tony Boden- September 3, 2020

As a bit of a detour from individual stock analysis, I have spent some time recently revisiting my databases and some of the three-quarter baked ... Read More

Mixed results for McColls and a change of mix
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Mixed results for McColls and a change of mix

Tony Boden- August 8, 2020

Background I wrote about McColls (MCLS) a few weeks ago in my article entitled Is it buying time? I perhaps should have titled it “is ... Read More

Value Disconnect at Connect #CNCT
Small Cap

Value Disconnect at Connect #CNCT

Tony Boden- July 28, 2020

The value destruction at Connect has been huge. But it's called "history" for a reason. What matters is whether Connect is buyable right now. I ... Read More

Not easy to “reach” a firm conclusion #RCH
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Not easy to “reach” a firm conclusion #RCH

Tony Boden- July 8, 2020

It is hard to find much positive in Reach’s trading statement this week. However, I have been finding reasons to be cheerful with regards this ... Read More

What is behind the wallpaper?
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What is behind the wallpaper?

Tony Boden- June 15, 2020

A few days ago, I wrote about the criteria I am using to look for potential bargains in the current market. These are: -- Ability ... Read More

Is it buying time now?
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Is it buying time now?

Tony Boden- June 10, 2020

My diversified, broadly market neutral long-short portfolio means that I do not have to get overly concerned about the level of the market overall. Nor ... Read More

Can you keep your head on the wall of worry?
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Can you keep your head on the wall of worry?

Tony Boden- March 23, 2020

It has been fascinating over recent weeks and months to track investor sentiment. If blogs and bulletin boards are anything to go by, then there ... Read More

Sparkling, Still or Flat? #BVIC
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Sparkling, Still or Flat? #BVIC

Tony Boden- January 29, 2020

Britivic (BVIC) are due to hold their AGM on Friday 31st January. Alongside that, we will be treated to their first quarter trading update. This ... Read More

This falling knife can be hazardous to your health
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This falling knife can be hazardous to your health

Tony Boden- December 22, 2019

I have followed the fortunes of this company for many years and it is what I would call a perennial value share, in that it ... Read More

What can we learn from the demise of Bonmarché? #BON
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What can we learn from the demise of Bonmarché? #BON

Tony Boden- October 21, 2019

On Friday (18th October) it was revealed that the fashion retailer Bonmarché (formerly listed as BON) had gone into administration. Readers may recall that Bonmarché ... Read More

Goodwill to all persons
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Goodwill to all persons

Tony Boden- October 4, 2019

If you are thinking it is a little early to be talking about Christmas, then you are clearly not in the retail trade! But Lo, ... Read More

Patience is a virtue
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Patience is a virtue

Tony Boden- September 26, 2019

Any value investor that has been around the block a few times will have no doubt trotted out this phrase a few times to justify ... Read More

Lessons from share-price falls in August #BUR #SHOE #IQE
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Lessons from share-price falls in August #BUR #SHOE #IQE

Tony Boden- September 17, 2019

I'm continuing my quest to study the factors which create the biggest monthly fallers on the market. These factors are hardly radical or even particularly ... Read More

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