Small-Caps, Statistics and Steep Prices

THE WEEK: Morningstar columnist Rodney Hobson assesses an interesting AIM stock, reviews the bending of statistics and laments rising inflation

Rodney Hobson 19 July, 2013 | 1:34PM

Small Can Be Beautiful

Boring is best for most private investors, including me most emphatically, but we all like a little spice in our lives and it can be worth a trawl through smaller companies, including those on AIM, as long as you are particularly choosy.

I was reminded of the potential to spot tomorrow’s winners today when a company called Renew Holdings (RNWH) was brought to my attention. Let me make it clear that I have not bought shares in this company (and will not be doing so at this stage because I am looking to invest my ISA allowance and AIM companies don’t qualify).

Nor can I make recommendations for individual readers but it is worth looking at Renew because it ticks a few boxes and provides an object lesson of what investors should be looking for if they venture outside the comfort zone of the FTSE 350 index.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Renew Holdings PLC439.00 GBX0.23

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Rodney Hobson

Rodney Hobson  is a columnist for Morningstar.co.uk and author of several investing books, including The Dividend Investor and How to Build a Share Portfolio.

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