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Tony Reading

Tony spent most of his career in strategy and corporate finance, and now runs his own corporate development consultancy. He applies his professional approach to personal investing, preferring to analyse a company in terms of its market and competitive position as much as its financials. He is a firm believer in emerging markets, having worked extensively in Eastern Europe before it emerged. This means he also has an intimate grasp of the concept of risk, and how things might turn out differently from what was expected. He is equally interested in the parallel but more elusive concept of luck, and believes that one day there will be a unified quantum theory of the stock market to explain everything.

My Verdict On 5 FTSE Boardrooms

What you need to know about Aberdeen Asset Management plc (LON:ADN), Intertek Group plc (LON:ITRK), Melrose Industries PLC (LON:MRO), Resolution Limited (LON:RSL) and Vedanta... More »

The Men Who Run London Stock Exchange Group Plc

What you need to know about the top executives of London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LON:LSE) More »

The Men Who Run Melrose Industries PLC

What you need to know about the top executives of engineering turnaround specialist Melrose Industries PLC (LON:MRO). More »

The Stock Picker’s Guide To J Sainsbury Plc

A structured analysis of J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY). More »

Apple Inc. Is Still A Value Play

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will reward patient investors. More »

Wm. Morrison Supermarkets Plc Is Catching Up

Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON:MRW) will be boosted by online and convenience sales. More »

The Stock Picker’s Guide To SSE PLC

A structured analysis of SSE PLC (LON: SSE). More »

GlaxoSmithKline Plc: The Cheap Remedy For Market Upsets

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) is a quality defensive share at a reasonable price. More »

Aviva plc Is A Punt, Prudential plc Is A Dead Cert

Comparing the prospects of Aviva plc (LON:AV) and Prudential plc (LON:PRU). More »

The Men Who Run Vedanta Resources Plc

What you need to know about the top executives of Indian conglomerate Vedanta Resources plc (LON:VED). More »

The Men Who Run Resolution Ltd

What you need to know about the top executives of life insurer Resolution Ltd (LON: RSL). More »

Investment Banking Will Help Turn Around Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) bets on casino banking. More »

The Stock Picker’s Guide To HSBC Holdings Plc

A structured analysis of HSBC Holdings Plc (LON: HSBA). More »

The Men and Women Who Run Aberdeen Asset Management Plc

What you need to know about the top executives of fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management plc (LON:ADN). More »

These Companies Are Too Cheap: Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Barclays PLC and Rio Tinto plc

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB), Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) and Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) are in bargain territory. More »

The Men Who Run Intertek Group plc

What you need to know about the top executives of quality and safety testing group Intertek Group plc (LON:ITRK). More »

The Stock Picker’s Guide To Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Plc

A structured analysis of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS). More »

The Stock Picker’s Guide To Lloyds Banking Group PLC

A structured analysis of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY). More »

The Stock Picker’s Guide To Barclays PLC

A structured analysis of Barclays PLC (LON: BARC). More »