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WPP – position closed with a +19% relative gain (>+330% annualised ;-)

Add a bit of mean reversion to GrowthRatings, with a healthy pinch of recency bias and you can have a wild ride in these menopausal markets. For example, three weeks ago on this blog I highlighted the unloved Agency sector and in particular WPP.  Those listening to what some key marketeers were saying about their […]

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Can you guess the new addition to the GrowthRater portfolio?

Can you guess the stock?   Okay, I think you’ve all had a fairly easy ride so far following some of the GrowthRater model portfolio changes that I have posted on this blog, so  now you’ll have to do a little work to guess my new position.  Just to remind you of some of the […]

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GrowthRater portfolio: Closing long position in IAG for +33% gain in 6 months (+24% relative to FT Allshare)

Having added IAG Plc (IAG_L) to the GrowthRater portfolio in those dark days post the Brexit vote I am now closing the position and taking my gains. With an entry price of 359p and exit price of 476p, that represents a gain of approx +33% over the six months. Over the same period the FT […]

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Marks & Spencer – remaining in the GrowthRater portfolio, but what about the other two?

Marks & Spencer: getting closer to delivering the growth being priced into the stock, with speculative bid/mgt recovery thrown in for free! I added this stock it to my portfolio last summer and the stabilisation in revenues, particularly in Clothing & Home in Thursday’s (12 Jan 2017) Q3 sales IMS continues to support that decision. […]

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eBay – Closing long position with gain of +30% (+28% relative: +60% annualised)

eBay long positioned closed at $31.9 ps to crystallise a >+30% absolute and +28% relative gain (vs the S&P500) since we added the stock to the GrowthRater portfolio, just over 5 months ago at $24.5 ps  (http://growthrater.com/ebay-added-growthrater-model-portfolio-close-price-24-49/).  Annualised, that represents a return of +65% on the trade and +60% on a relative basis against the […]

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Remember ‘Black Wednesday’? 3 stocks added to the GrowthRater model portfolio

‘Black Wednesday’ may have seemed pretty bleak at the time, but the over 12% decline in Sterling that accompanied our ejection from the ERM provided the stimulus to what subsequently became a boom that lasted to 2008. Looking at the carnage in the equity and fx markets immediately following the Brexit referendum result last Friday […]

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eBay added to the GrowthRater model portfolio (close price $24.49)

It is comforting to see the group firm up the lower end of its constant fx revenue growth range for both Q2 and the FY16 after a better than expect outrun for Q1. The group however is not out of the woods just yet as the platform rejuvenation still needs to be completed and the […]

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