Back on Saturday 23rd April 2016, I dragged my carcase to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, for the Master Investor Show. I have been rolling up to this event for probably more than 10 years now and it has sort of become an Annual Pilgrimage - almost to the point where not going would probably be extremely unlucky and hit my Portfolio hard !!
This blog runs through the value to me of attending Master Investor and other Shows and some ideas on how Readers can build Networks of like minded Investors/Traders.
Sheesh, where did that year go? I vividly remember last year when I wrote ‘Scores on the Doors 2014’ after I had had my worst year for ages - typically just after I had started doing the WD Website and stuff and it was a pretty sobering experience (don’t worry, I have been on the Hobgoblin so I should be suitably squiffy to write tonight !!). It was a huge credit to so many of my Twitter Followers who were really understanding about my dire performance and I thank you all again for your continued faith in me.
Fortunately this year the SOTD is so much easier to write as overall my Performance has been very strong. However, before I get too cocky, my Spreadbet performance is frankly disgusting and I need to address this over 2016 - and I suppose I need to do this reasonably quickly. It annoys me because I am just peeing Cash down the drain that I could so easily be scooping up - it has costs me many £Thousands (if not more !!).
OK, where did that year go? I vividly remember typing last year’s Xmas Message and it really seems not so far back…..
2015 been a big year for me - it is the first Full Calendar Year of doing WheelieDealer and I gotta say I am very pleased with how things have gone. I feel like the Website is in a sort of acceptable format (although hugely old-fashioned and not too easy to navigate, I will freely admit !!) and the Content is of a pretty decent standard on it and the bits I regularly update are easy enough for me to manage. I now have over 1400 Followers on Twitter and regularly get over 1000 people visiting the Website every week which is quite a large number when I think about it (imagine the Bus Queue with 1000 humans in it…..SGC, FGP and NEX would be fighting over that particular Route.)
With recent turmoil in the Markets, I thought it would be helpful for Readers and for myself to have a look at the Markets with regard to the ‘Bigger Picture’ and help give some perspective and hopefully calm us all down a bit.
Obviously from an immediate News angle there is plenty for Markets and Participants to worry about - Grexit, China Stockmarket Meltdown and even a Computer glitch at the New York Stock Exchange today.
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 WEBSITES.
First of all, I want to start with an Apology for the lack of new Blogs on the Website lately - so Sorry for that. However, I am in Summer Mode 100% now and I just don’t have the time - better things to do !!. Please don’t hate me for this - I will keep updating all my Trades as they happen and if you follow me on Twitter then you will see I am still very much about. If you are not on Twitter - go to either of my Homepages and you will see the Twitter Feed which hopefully you may find has some good stuff in it.
Even though I am in ‘Lazy Days of Summer’ Setting, feel free to Email me or Direct Message (DM) on Tweetster or whatever - if you have a question about pretty much anything then maybe I can help, and if not, probably someone on Tweeter can.
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Markets have clearly got a bit more nervous as we move into June and the Greek problems seem to be creating a bit more worry in the Markets. Summer is always a difficult time for Markets and I always like to be heavily into Cash and/or, like this year, to have big Shorts on to Hedge my Long Portfolio.
I thought it might be helpful to Readers to give a view on how I intend to play things from here and it will help me get my thoughts clear and help my forward thinking. You may have seen from some Blogs and stuff that I very much like to be ahead of the game (hey, it’s essential if I really am going to beat the Bears), and having a Strategic Plan for the coming months is utterly vital I feel - it’s my Roadmap.
This Blog contains some general thoughts on how I think things will play out and how I am positioned.
I decided to issue this message to say Happy Xmas and have a Great New Year - let’s hope 2015 is most prosperous for all of us.
I feel a bit like the Queen at 3pm on Christmas Day doing her TV broadcast to the nation - give it a couple of years and you will be getting WD replacing her on the big day and ruining your Turkey Dinner as my ugly mug pops up on screen - Wheel Logo included in the background obviously.
I want to say a massive and bold THANK YOU to everyone who has felt the pain of my Tweeting (my god you are tolerant to put up with that volume !!), endured my many far too long Blogs and all the emails and Tweet Chats and stuff.
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