Robbie Burns
Robbie Burns's columns :
28/02/2005The Bear Necessities
16/02/2005Stock Market Psychology Seminars
01/02/2005Share Imagination
19/01/20057 Deadly Stock Sins
10/01/2005Happy New Year
21/12/2004Stock Picks 2005
13/12/2004Suspended Shares
29/11/2004Share Teasers
03/11/2004Nervous Nineties Stocks
28/10/2004The Naked Trader Thread
25/10/2004UK Retail Stocks
15/10/2004New Stock Research Tools >>
08/10/2004Look at the Whole Picture
29/09/2004Vanco and Bullen Energy
13/09/2004Market Psychology
31/08/2004New Stock Issues
20/08/2004Trading Volume Codes
12/08/2004Dire Markets
04/08/2004Company Research Tools
27/07/2004House Prices and Covered Warrants
20/07/2004Rocky Stock Markets
13/07/2004Company Research
05/07/2004Recovery Plays

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Robbie Burns – The Naked Trader

Robbie has been trading full-time since 2001. His book "The Naked Trader" (which also has useful information on how to use advfn) has become one of the biggest-selling finance books, reaching the top 150 books on Amazon - order it here. Trades made for Robbie's website have amassed profits of more than £300,000. You can read about his buys and sells daily at

New Stock Research Tools


Have you tried the new "Research" button on ADVFN yet?

It's in red somewhere in the middle of all the options at the top.

I think ADVFN's done a great job (I only get a fiver for saying that but it buys me two coffees), with this new feature.

There are six different research tools - my two favourites already are directors' dealings and the dividend summary.

Click on directors and you get the latest dealings AND a link to the news on the company plus the share price.

The other really good one is the 'Dividend summary'. How handy is this - all the 'ex' dividend dates and payment dates! It's worth checking two or three times a week.

Then we also have 'company fundamentals'. For those of you who really want to go in depth there's everything you need here including five years of balance sheet info, financial ratios and dividend info.

Broker and analyst reports are also there - and you can download them. I viewed them on adobe. This tool I'd probably use at the weekend to browse through my stocks.

And finally 'Filter X'. Sounds exciting doesn't it?

You can search through any criteria you want. So you can ask Filter X to find the companies with the lowest PE's. Which could be an interesting way to find undervalued companies.

Or you can flick through the dividend yields. Or pretty much anything you want depending on how you invest.

Now I've found this new research button, I expect to use it a lot. I'm going to play around with Filter X and see if I can come up with some ideas on how to use it to best advantage.

If any of you come up with some good ideas on how to use these new features do e-mail me at and I'll pass the best ones on next week.

Another good week in the markets for me: Burren Energy continues to pile on the cash for me although 480p is a big hurdle to get through.

Also going nicely is Radstone Technology. I've taken some decent profits on a short in Close Brothers and other profits on Cattles, which went nicely to plan. Bought at 311p and sold at 354p - nice!

The next few days look interesting and it's a hard one to call though I suspect the FTSE may trade in a 4600-4720 range. But a break below 4600 and it might be time to open some shorts!

You can read Robbie’s daily market comments together with his latest buys and sells at his website

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