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 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

Cube Report (27 Nov 2020) – “Stealth” lockdown hits Wetherspoons
Midcap

Cube Report (27 Nov 2020) – “Stealth” lockdown hits Wetherspoons

Roland Head- November 27, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with Friday's Cube Report. It's a relatively quiet day for news, but we do have updates from a couple of ... Read More

Cube Report (26 Nov 2020) – Aviva restarts dividend, promises more cash
Midcap

Cube Report (26 Nov 2020) – Aviva restarts dividend, promises more cash

Roland Head- November 26, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Cube Report. There are two companies I'm planning to look at this morning: Aviva (AV) - third-quarter results, ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (15 Oct 2020) – Dunelm & Domino’s are WFH winners
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (15 Oct 2020) – Dunelm & Domino’s are WFH winners

Roland Head- October 15, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with the Midcap Report. I've got trading updates from two companies on my list today -- I'm aiming to take ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (14 Oct 2020) – ASOS looks good
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (14 Oct 2020) – ASOS looks good

Roland Head- October 14, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with the Midcap Report. ASOS Market cap £5.4 billion RNS Final results Writer disclosure No position. The pandemic has been ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (8 Oct 2020) – easyJet flies low with first ever loss
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (8 Oct 2020) – easyJet flies low with first ever loss

Roland Head- October 8, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Midcap report. On my list today are: easyJet (EZJ) - full-year trading update Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) - Trading ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (6 Oct 2020) – YouGov has all the right answers
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (6 Oct 2020) – YouGov has all the right answers

Roland Head- October 6, 2020

Good morning, It's Roland here with today's Midcap Report. For the next couple of weeks, we'll be experimenting with a new shorter format report that ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (28 Aug 2020) – Rolls Royce hits new lows
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (28 Aug 2020) – Rolls Royce hits new lows

Roland Head- August 27, 2020

Good morning! It's Roland here with the Midcap Report. Today I'm going to circle back to take a look at recent half-year results from Rolls-Royce ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (7 August 2020) – Pandemic winners and losers
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (7 August 2020) – Pandemic winners and losers

Roland Head- August 7, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Midcap Report. Half-year results season is gradually winding up. For income investors there's been some relief as dividends ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (10 July 2020) – Returning to normal?
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (10 July 2020) – Returning to normal?

Roland Head- July 10, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Midcap Report. Graham is busy over at the Mello Virtual conference. I'm hoping to drop in on some ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (25 June 2020) – easyJet raises cash for flying restart
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (25 June 2020) – easyJet raises cash for flying restart

Roland Head- June 25, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Midcap report. We've been waiting for the last few weeks to see when companies will start issuing guidance ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (11 June 2020) – Unilever unifies as COVID cuts continue
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (11 June 2020) – Unilever unifies as COVID cuts continue

Roland Head- June 11, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Midcap report. It's another busy day for news - here are the companies I'm planning to look at ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (28 May 2020) – Cineworld hopes for a blockbuster
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (28 May 2020) – Cineworld hopes for a blockbuster

Roland Head- May 28, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Midcap report. There's an interesting mix of news this morning, including certainty for Boohoo shareholders and a debt ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (21 May 2020) – Whitbread asks shareholders for £1bn
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (21 May 2020) – Whitbread asks shareholders for £1bn

Roland Head- May 21, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Midcap report. There's a slew of midcap news for me to choose from today - I won't be ... Read More

Cube Midcap Report (21 April 2020) – Quality pays dividends #LSE #HLMA #ABF
Midcap

Cube Midcap Report (21 April 2020) – Quality pays dividends #LSE #HLMA #ABF

Roland Head- April 21, 2020

Good morning, it's Roland here with today's Midcap report. Today I want to take a brief look at dramatic events last night in the US ... Read More

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