Author: Roland Head

I'm an investment writer and analyst, with a particular focus on quality and value. I look for stocks with above-average returns and strong cash generation - always with dividends. In earlier life, I worked as an systems engineer in telecoms and IT. The quantitative, rules-based approach required for this kind of work suits me and has certainly influenced my investing style. I also learned a lot from seeing the tech bubble deflate in 2000/1, when I was working for a large and now defunct telecoms group. I hold the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate and have passed the CFA Level I exam.

Cube Report (26 July 2021) – Ryanair: cheap tickets, expensive shares?
Midcap

Cube Report (26 July 2021) – Ryanair: cheap tickets, expensive shares?

Roland Head- July 26, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube Report. I'm going to start this morning with a look at today's first-quarter results from Ryanair. The Irish ... Read More

Cube Report (19 July 2021) – Ultra Electronics puts up a strong defence
Midcap

Cube Report (19 July 2021) – Ultra Electronics puts up a strong defence

Roland Head- July 19, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube Report. On my list for today are half-year results from FTSE 250 defence group and possible bid ... Read More

Cube Report (30 June 2021) – Dixons Carphone hits the right numbers
Midcap

Cube Report (30 June 2021) – Dixons Carphone hits the right numbers

Roland Head- June 30, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube Report. After yesterday's dive into small-cap territory, I'm pleased to report that there are some larger companies ... Read More

Cube Report (29 June 2021) – No Christmas cheer for Appreciate
Small Cap

Cube Report (29 June 2021) – No Christmas cheer for Appreciate

Roland Head- June 29, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube Report. It's a fairly quiet time for midcap news as we approach the end of the month ... Read More

Cube Report (21 June 2021) – Morrisons goes on sale
Midcap

Cube Report (21 June 2021) – Morrisons goes on sale

Roland Head- June 21, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube Report. A couple of interesting stories have caught my eye this morning: Morrisons (MRW) - the UK's third-largest ... Read More

Cube Report (14 June 2021) – Saga is ready to set sail
Midcap

Cube Report (14 June 2021) – Saga is ready to set sail

Roland Head- June 14, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube Report. It looks like the 21 June date for lifting Covid-19 restrictions in England will be delayed ... Read More

Cube Report (7 June 2021) – Property stocks send mixed messages
Midcap

Cube Report (7 June 2021) – Property stocks send mixed messages

Roland Head- June 7, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with Monday's Cube Report. The last year has seen some big moves in the stock market. Some stocks have performed ... Read More

Cube UK report (17 May 2021) – Ryanair flies high on recovery hopes
UK, Midcap

Cube UK report (17 May 2021) – Ryanair flies high on recovery hopes

Roland Head- May 17, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube UK share report on 17 May. Today hopefully marks another step back towards normality here in the ... Read More

Cube UK Report (13 May 2021) – BT spends more despite earning less
UK, Midcap

Cube UK Report (13 May 2021) – BT spends more despite earning less

Roland Head- May 13, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's UK share report. Overnight, Elon Musk has continued to play games with crypto by suspending Tesla's plans to ... Read More

Cube UK Report (11 May 2021) – Morrisons hints at cash returns
UK, Midcap

Cube UK Report (11 May 2021) – Morrisons hints at cash returns

Roland Head- May 11, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's report. It's a fairly quiet day for news today but I do want to look at the latest ... Read More

Cube UK Report (6 May 2021) – Aston Martin revs but Next is in top gear
UK, Midcap

Cube UK Report (6 May 2021) – Aston Martin revs but Next is in top gear

Roland Head- May 6, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's report. I want to look a couple of popular names this morning, both of which have delivered quarterly ... Read More

Cube UK Report (03 May 2021) – Provident Financial stays schtum
UK, Midcap

Cube UK Report (03 May 2021) – Provident Financial stays schtum

Roland Head- May 4, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's report. I hope you had a relaxing bank holiday weekend. It's a quiet start to the week in ... Read More

Cube UK Report (29 April 2021) – Picking up where we left off?
UK, Midcap

Cube UK Report (29 April 2021) – Picking up where we left off?

Roland Head- April 29, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's report. There's been a deluge of trading update this morning -- far too much for me to cover. ... Read More

Cube UK Report (27 April 2021) – HSBC hesitates, Whitbread doubles down
Midcap

Cube UK Report (27 April 2021) – HSBC hesitates, Whitbread doubles down

Roland Head- April 27, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube Report. I'm planning to take a look at two FTSE 100 heavyweights that have published numbers today. ... Read More

Cube UK Report (22 April 2021) – Morgan Sindall leads reopening rotation
UK, Midcap

Cube UK Report (22 April 2021) – Morgan Sindall leads reopening rotation

Roland Head- April 22, 2021

Good morning - it's Roland back with today's Cube Report. This week saw streaming giant Netflix report a sharp fall in new subscribers as the ... Read More

Cube UK Report (20 April 2021) – ABF sounds caution on reopening trade
UK, Midcap

Cube UK Report (20 April 2021) – ABF sounds caution on reopening trade

Roland Head- April 20, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube Report. It's a fairly busy day on the newswires. I've selected four stocks I'd like to take ... Read More

Cube UK Report (26 March) – Aviva’s “substantial” capital return
UK, Midcap

Cube UK Report (26 March) – Aviva’s “substantial” capital return

Roland Head- March 26, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with Friday's edition of the Cube Report. Newsflow is a little lighter today, but there are a couple of interesting ... Read More

Cube UK Report (25 March 2021) – Cineworld borrows more cash
UK, Midcap

Cube UK Report (25 March 2021) – Cineworld borrows more cash

Roland Head- March 25, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube Report. There's a lot of news on the wires this morning, but I'm going to focus on ... Read More

Cube UK Report (24 March 2021) – Strong numbers from these midcaps
UK, Midcap

Cube UK Report (24 March 2021) – Strong numbers from these midcaps

Roland Head- March 24, 2021

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube UK Report. There are a number of interesting updates from our universe today. I'm hoping to cover ... Read More

Cube Report (21 Dec 2020) – US bid backs aviation recovery #SIG
Midcap

Cube Report (21 Dec 2020) – US bid backs aviation recovery #SIG

Roland Head- December 21, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with the Cube Report. Covid-19 is dominating the headlines and market movements again today, thanks to the new and more ... Read More

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