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Owain Bennallack

Owain is a magpie of the investing world -- and not because he gets into a flap. Almost any style of investing might suit him, depending on the bigger picture, and he's held all sorts of companies. Paraphrasing Keynes, he says: “When the market changes, I change my mind -- what do you do?” That said, Owain is usually a buyer of equities, where he prefers lightly geared, modestly rated companies, and is increasingly on the lookout for Buffett-style intangible quality. He aspires to buy-and-hold: his best investment ideas are worth much more than he sold them for. Then again, his worst investment went bust due to management fraud!

A portfolio to bet against the masses

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Do lower mortgage approvals spell doom for Lloyds Banking Group?

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Will OPEC ride to the rescue of BP plc & Royal Dutch Shell Plc?

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Warning! Have you invested too much in UK shares?

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How to join the UK’s “One In 67” millionaire set

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Why do stock markets go up and down?

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It’s time to convert your cash ISA into a stocks-and-shares ISA!

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Imagining an investing Jabberwocky

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How to bet on the next big thing

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Should you use the historical or the forward dividend yield?

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Why Tesco plc may be hit hard by fast-rising inflation

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Is the Santander 123 interest rate cut good news for the bank’s shareholders?

VIDEO: One Fool looks for the positives in recent news. More »

Has the interest rate cut forced you into shares?

VIDEO: One Fool looks at the implications of August's interest rates cut. More »

Could the government sell Lloyds Banking Group at 7.5p a share?

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Why is the FTSE 100 at a 14-month high?

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Rio Tinto plc & BHP Billiton plc face a £4bn tax threat

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Should ITV plc pay up for Entertainment One Ltd?

VIDEO: One Fool looks at ITV plc (LON:ITV)'s offer for Entertainment One Ltd (LON:ETO) More »

The key difference between Rio Tinto plc and BHP Billiton plc

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What can Google do that GlaxoSmithKline plc cannot?

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Did Barclays plc fail the European Banking Authority stress test?

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