Spadework and psychology

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I’m Richard Beddard. I do spadework. I read annual reports, correspond with directors, attend annual general meetings, and crunch numbers to find out how businesses make money, why they should succeed, and what could stop them.

Perhaps my best known project is Share Sleuth, a model portfolio that holds shares in strong businesses for the long-term.

My columns in Money Observer magazine and articles for Interactive Investor deal with the practical and psychological challenges of finding, owning, and occasionally disposing of shares.

By being a critical friend of businesses that should prosper for decades, I expect to increase the wealth of my readers, and play a small part in securing prosperity for everyone.