A number of experienced (and some less experienced!) investors publish “blogs” (weBlogs) recounting their exploits. Following these blogs can be useful in understanding how other investors operate and there are often suggestions of investment ideas which may be worth researching further. This can help you improve your investment and analytical knowledge. Here is a directory of some of the better blogs, which you may care to look at. Do let us know if you are aware of any other investing blogs you think we should be listing.
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Well known private investor Paul Scott (aka “PaulyPilot”) writes a daily blog, commenting on news and analysing results from a wide range of mainly smallcap companies. Many investors find Paul’s analysis highly educational, showing how a company’s accounts and statements can be examined to establish positive and negative investment characteristics.
Paul also runs a website, Quality Small Caps, which contains a raft of interviews with company executives and other materials of value to investors in smallcaps. It also includes a “bargepole list” of companies Paul considers uninvestable – it might be worth checking whether any of your own investments or prospective investments are on the list! Of course, just because a company is on Paul’s list does not necessarily mean it will be a bad investment, but it’s worth considering whether his concerns may be valid. Twitter: @paulypilot