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You have probably noticed that this is Part 2 of the Blogs – if you have not read Part 1 yet you can find it here:
If you follow me on the Tweets and/or manage to read them by some other convoluted method, then you may well have noticed that I got myself involved in some right old shenanigans at the start of last week. In essence it resulted in a night long trip to the Accident & Emergency Department (A&E) at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough but thankfully it turns out that I am absolutely 100% fine and I had really got myself worried about not a lot.
I had intended to work on the second part of the Hotel Chocolat HOTC Blogs but to be honest I still feel a bit jet-lagged at the time of writing this first draft and I’m not really in the right frame of mind for it. It also struck me earlier today that there could be some useful insights into Psychology that apply to life in general and very much to Investing and Trading that arise from my recent nonsense and it makes sense to get them down on electronic paper while they are still very much fresh in my memory recall circuits. I’m sorry the HOTC Blog will be delayed but in the current Markets it’s not like there is a huge urgent need to buy any Stocks and it won’t hurt if it slips a bit. I am not sure what I have on next week but in theory at this point in time I should be able to do it then.
I’m sure by now you have probably figured out that I am a bit of a Bike Nut and although I got nastily bitten by a Honda VFR750FM 21 Years ago which means that I am unable to ride myself now, I am still a huge fan of Bike Racing and in particular the top class which is MotoGP is a big passion. Some while ago I wrote a Blog which was to do with the psychology of Sport and this one was based on Jo Conta and Tennis but the principles of a Positive Mindset without doubt apply across all Sports and are also necessary if you are to achieve success in Investing / Trading.
What has prompted this Blog was an interview I watched when the fragrant Suzi Perry was talking to one of this Season’s hot favourites to win the MotoGP Title, Andrea Dovizioso (that’s a bit of a mouthful and I have probably spelt it wrong but fortunately even Andrea refers to himself as ‘Dovi’ so that’s what I will use !!). What is notable about this is that if you had asked almost anyone who knew a bit about MotoGP if they thought Dovi would be chasing a Championship 5 years ago, you would probably have got a response like, “You must be joking, he’s a great Second Rider for a Team but no way he could win the title”, yet here he is right at the front and in the last 2 years he was battling for the title. This could be his year.
Here is yet another non-finance Book which I finished recently. This was one I picked up in my local Charity Shop and I originally intended to give it to my Brother because he is a huge Cricket Fan but I then discovered I had already bought him it for Xmas a few years ago !!
So I got stuck with the Book and decided that the best thing was perhaps to start reading it - because worse case I could just put it down and say “hmmmm, that’s way too Crickety for me…” - but the big surprise I found was that although it is obviously full of Cricket stuff, it is not too heavy on it and because I myself was clearly influenced a lot by my older Brother and I watched a lot of Cricket back in the late 1970s and the early 80s which was exactly the period when Ian Botham was first on the scene and then continued probably most of his career (and his notoriety !!).
THIS IS NOT A TIP OR RECOMMENDATION. I AM NOT A TIPSTER. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER ON THE HOME PAGE OF MY WEBSITE. IF YOU COPY MY TRADES, YOU WILL PROBABLY LOSE MONEY. I HAVE A LARGE PORTFOLIO AND I USE DIVERSIFICATION TO SPREAD RISK ALONG WITH TRICKS LIKE HEDGING AND OCCASIONALLY BY THE USE OF STOPLOSSES - IF YOU BUY ANY STOCK YOU REALLY SHOULD FOCUS ON HOW IT FITS IN WITH THE REST OF YOUR PORTFOLIO AND KEEP RISK MANAGEMENT AT THE FOREFRONT OF EVERYTHING YOU DO. BE AWARE THAT ALL INVESTORS/TRADERS GET THINGS WRONG AND MANY STOCK SELECTIONS WILL WORK OUT BADLY
This is Part 1 of what might be 2 Blogs or it might be 3 !! Hopefully this will give Readers a good insight into what HOTC does and some important information like details about Directors, Strategy and the Risks that I have identified. In the next Part I intend to cover the Valuation aspects and suchlike which should complete the picture. Please note this is only touching on the information that is available and I suggest that Readers have a good look around the Company Website and also the latest Report & Accounts is worth reading.
At the time of publishing Part 1 I do not have a Position in HOTC and there are no guarantees I will buy any Shares but it is certainly something that I think has excellent Long-term potential.
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