Maynard Paton

Maynard Paton

Thank you for visiting my Blog.

Some of you may already recognise my name, as I wrote investment articles and e-mails for The Motley Fool UK between 1999 and 2014.

At the start of 2015, I became a full-time private investor. I created this Blog simply to collate all my investment posts in one place, rather than have them spread over various websites.

I have always believed publishing my investment thoughts and research has helped me to improve my portfolio returns.

In particular, writing down exactly why I have bought a share — knowing that others will read the text and try to pick holes in it — has always forced me to assess the upside potential and downside risks of my investments in greater depth.

Publishing also persuades me to keep my share ideas simple. When a write-up starts to become lengthy and complicated, I have often found the company in question comes with higher risks and therefore more chance of disappointment.

I have divided my Blog into different Categories:

  • My Shares: Posts about shares I own.
  • My Portfolio: Posts about my overall portfolio.
  • My Watch List: Posts about shares on my watch list.
  • My Rejected Shares: Posts about shares I’ve rejected for my watch list.
  • My WordPress: Posts about developing this Blog through WordPress.

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Here is a summary of my portfolio and performance.

Please note all opinions on this Blog are mine. I would urge you to read my DISCLAIMER.

And please understand this Blog is a personal and non-commercial project. Posts will be infrequent and the site’s layout may appear peculiar at times as I experiment with WordPress and plug-ins.

I hope you enjoy the Blog.

Happy Investing!

Maynard Paton