Sunday, 22 October 2017

Fake Share Writers...


Mark Howitt‏ @MarkHowitt 42s43 seconds ago
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the world if people didn't rate me. It's worth ignoring people who are not good enough and I know who the good people are :)
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talking about shares. I know there are things I can improve on in share writing... but I wouldn't have had over 150,000 views from all over
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Mark Howitt‏ @MarkHowitt 2m2 minutes ago
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but not owning the stocks they write about There are quite a few of those out there! There are even writers afraid to use their own name
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I have got into 'trouble' (AKA perhaps contributed to me not being paid for writing) for 'calling out fake writers'... those well but not
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You have to look at people's track record and experience.
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Friday, 20 October 2017

"Cos I Like It"


Let's get riiiiight into another 'what's on my mind' bit of writing!!

Rupert Hargreaves asked me recently why I retweeted and liked my own tweets. "Cos I like it" I said quickly, not having to think.

If I write something that I like I will just be happy to say I like it. Now... some people WON'T. Why? They might think it's 'boasting'... or maybe not modest enough. I think you should just express your feelings how you like. Writing is often a way of getting your emotions out and you should just let it flow.

With people I like and as much as possible I like to say just what's on mind. I wasn't always like that- when I was younger I tired to overthink quite a lot... think about all the different meanings something could have for example. Maybe try and get the perfect words. But about 9 years ago I realized that most of the time people are just saying what is on their mind... you don't have to think too deeply about it. What they are saying is what they mean- there is not a hidden agenda. So you should just see it for what it is and react to it.

And I will be like that when I am in a sales convo or chatting to a girl probably. Quite a lot of people will be overthinking or maybe have to read from a script in those situations... I just react to the energy that is there with a goal in mind. And that's refreshing for people- people can tell when you are reading a script or not confident in what you are saying.

Because really life should be doing what you like as much as possible. Best thing would be doing what you like ALL THE TIME.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

I Spread Centamin and Petrofac (again) yesterday... goal day again today!


I Spread Centamin and Petrofac (again) yesterday... goal day again today!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

"Still I can't escape the ghost of you..."


"Still I can't escape the ghost of you..."

Monday, 16 October 2017

Poker


Mark Howitt‏ @MarkHowitt 3s4 seconds ago
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Stacked about 5 guys quickly. In the long run I always win in CASH GAMES :) £££££££
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Poker is quite surreal... after getting bad luck and being annoyed today in about 20 minutes I am up for the day...

Mark Howitt‏ @MarkHowitt 6s6 seconds ago More Don't bother reading my latest share writing on other sites- the unedited versions, the real talk, will be up soon!


Mark Howitt‏ @MarkHowitt 6s6 seconds ago
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Don't bother reading my latest share writing on other sites- the unedited versions, the real talk, will be up soon!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Dixons Carphone


Dixons Carphone Is Now A Bargain Buy

At the time of writing Dixons Carphone is trading at 169.3p after a 0.35% fall on Tuesday. Can this retail giant enhance my wealth?
The fundamentals on Dixons Carphone look too cheap to ignore. The PE is a measly 5.02 and the dividend yield is a chunky 6.65%. Dividend cover was three times earnings for 2017 and 3.1 times earnings for 2016. This is a large margin of safety for the dividend and gives it scope to rise in future. In fact dividend growth has been very good as well at over 15% for 2017 and over 25% for 2016.

The shares have had a torrid time of it over the past year. 12 months ago they were trading close to 400p. Even a month ago they were trading at 270p. The year low has been 155p. At around the current levels I expect a level of support to form. Although there will be some pressure on consumer spending, the Christmas period is not far off and the new iphone is to be brought out soon. Dixons Carphone also has some European exposure to give it some diversity.

So I believe the shares are a buy at the current level with a target price of at least 200p.

One other retail giant that has recovered recently is Next. The shares are up 1.21% at the time of writing on Tuesday and currently change hands at 4280p. The fundamentals are still reasonable with the PE being a cheap 9.58 and the visible dividend yield being 3.69%. When you take the special dividend into account, with the next payment being made on 1 November of 45p, the share is yielding around 6%.

Next has recovered nicely since early July when it was trading at around 3600p. At these levels I rate the share as a solid hold.

This article was written a month ago. But Dixons Carphone is still a buy around these levels.