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Money Makers: The Stock Market Secrets of Britain's Top Professional Investment Managers by Jonathan Davis

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Appendix 5: Michael Hart

It is always interesting to look over a professional investor’s shoulder and see how he keeps tab on his holdings. Michael Hart likes to put all the key facts on the economy or on specific companies down on a single sheet of paper, as the two examples given here show. Note the simple and straightforward style. One gives Hart’s view of the world the way it looked shortly after the Thatcher government took power in 1979, which was still some three years before the global bull market in equities finally took off in earnest. The second is an update on one of Hart’s longest standing holdings, Rentokil. The company has proved an outstanding growth share: its market value has risen from £301 million when Hart wrote his note, ...

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