This is the page of investor and writer Richard Beddard. I read annual reports, correspond with companies and investors and attend annual general meetings to find out how businesses make money, why they should make more, and what could stop them.
Then I score the most promising shares using five criteria: profitability, risks, strategy, fairness and price. By ranking these shares in my Decision Engine spreadsheet I find out which should be the best long-term investments.
The Decision Engine helps me decide which shares to buy and hold in Share Sleuth, a public portfolio I have managed since September 2009.
You can read more about the Decision Engine and Share Sleuth on Interactive Investor. I also write for ShareScope, and MoneyWeek.