Mark Slater: I regret buying Quindell shares, even though I made a huge profit

News | Funds | 23 Oct 2014

Mark Slater: I regret buying Quindell shares, even though I made a huge profit

Mark Slater, whose MFM Slater Growth Fund is the absolute top performing fund out of 275 funds in the IMA UK All Companies sector over one and five years, has told What Investment that while he has made startling profits on Quindell (LON:QPP) shares, ‘in some ways I regret ever having made the investment'.

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News | Shares & trading | 23 Oct 2014

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Bruce Stout: Threat of recession in US and UK looms large

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News | Funds | 22 Oct 2014

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News | Funds | 22 Oct 2014

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Opinion | Comment & Analysis | 22 Oct 2014

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Alex Wright: The stocks I've added, and those I've sold, for the Fidelity Special Situations fund

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News | Shares & trading | 21 Oct 2014

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JP Morgan: the best FTSE 250 stocks for investors today

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News | Shares & trading | 21 Oct 2014

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Nick Train: Stock market correction is 'disagreeable' but investors should continue to buy 

Nick Train: Stock market correction is 'disagreeable' but investors should continue to buy 

News | Funds | 20 Oct 2014

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Neil Woodford: The current stock market correction is 'entirely rational', but the worst may be over

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News | Funds | 20 Oct 2014

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Analysts downgrade Henderson funds as manager quits

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News | Markets | 14 Oct 2014

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News | Markets | 13 Oct 2014

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Old Mutual: The best way to invest in the bond markets right now

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News | Markets | 10 Oct 2014

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News | Funds | 10 Oct 2014

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Neil Woodford's heir, Mark Barnett: The two IPOs I have bought this year

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News | Funds | 8 Oct 2014

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News | Markets | 8 Oct 2014

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