Friday, 13 December 2019

Great Result for the UK!


Great Result for the UK!

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Vote to keep Labour out in all seats- either @Conservatives or @brexitparty_uk . The Brexit party has a chance of taking some Labour seats.


Vote to keep Labour out in all seats- either @Conservatives or @brexitparty_uk . The Brexit party has a chance of taking some Labour seats.

Labour cannot be allowed to win this election- it will cost the country too much. Share investors and anyone concerned with the economy must vote to keep them out.


Labour cannot be allowed to win this election- it will cost the country too much. Share investors and anyone concerned with the economy must vote to keep them out.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Looking for cheap UK shares... talking to lots of people but feel free to tell me what you think is cheap!


Looking for cheap UK shares... talking to lots of people but feel free to tell me what you think is cheap!

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

What Can I Be Paid to Write About?


So I've spent a fair bit of time recently researching copywriting...

There are some people who can't even speak fluent English making vast amounts of money from it.

It's good to specialize though... so here are the areas I feel I could write about for money.

Many areas related to money itself. I have over fourteen and a half years of share investing experience and have written about many UK companies for sites including Fool and ShareProphets. Within those articles have been general financial tips too, and some analysis of how the political situation in the UK influences shares.

There have been a multitude of people who like my share writing and I have good contacts within the UK share industry too. I will also promote my writing to drive traffic to your business or site.

I believe I can create interesting content about money saving and getting value for money too- I live like this and always have.

I have a worldwide selling novel too- any company or person who pays me a reasonable amount for some writing can have this for free. I can proofread or help with many elements of creative writing. I read plenty of articles on the internet any day- even big sites like the Daily Mail sometimes have basic proofreading errors in them sometimes!

I have a HNC in English Studies and have read over 2,000 books in my lifetime. So I'll be sending this sort of message to sites I think are suitable yet if you're reading this and have a project please get in touch!

Mark Howitt

Writing


Free sample of my writing- this has also featured on Yahoo.

https://www.fool.co.uk/investing/2019/07/05/can-ftse-100-dividend-stock-lloyds-banking-group-boost-your-wealth/Fool

Copywriting


Tweeting this out so I'm doing my goal of spending some time on copywriting today...

I have over 200,000 views on my share writing worldwide and over 116,000 views on my own website. I am available for very competitive rates- please contact me if interested.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Busy day today... looking at copywriting opportunities, property, shares, betting... feel free to contact me with interesting offers!


Busy day today... looking at copywriting opportunities, property, shares, betting... feel free to contact me with interesting offers!

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Going to be more ruthless and focused in getting money. Already have some... time to get more!! £££


Going to be more ruthless and focused in getting money. Already have some... time to get more!! £££

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Monthly Global Reach


Russia

402
United States

200
United Kingdom

161
Ukraine

88
Ireland

71
Germany

37
France

36
Portugal

15
South Korea

14
Romania

11

Friday, 18 October 2019

115,000 Post


So,..

This is pure getting thoughts out of my mind...

Over 115,000 now... how time flies...

Shares been killing it lately... what I thought would happen about Brexit is coming true... I'm up a lot...

It's kinda surreal now to think I have been doing shares for 21 years... and 14.5 years when I actually started to study it...

I don't feel that old... I'm 36...

I don't look that old...

I kind of see though how quality endures through time. I think I will continue to make money from shares as long as I live... as long as I have enough money...

Over 200,000 views on share articles worldwide btw...

This is not meant to be a brag post... I just started writing with nothing in my mind...

I've been a writer longer than I've been into shares... and I've always liked reading.

It always came easy to me... reading then reading outloud. I used to get the expressions in when reading outloud when I was young... selected to read in churches etc quite a bit...

I would just go to libraries and read books for hours...

I did recently for a few hours and it was good... despite how now there is CCTV everywhere... gotta keep an eye on those people... reading...

Paid writing, hit me up. Otherwise I'll just write what I want...

It's like I went to the library and just picked up a Bernard Cornwell book... I really do like his style... it's like...

The themes are kind of the same but somehow they sound different. You can just keep reading and reading and reading...

I read for like 3 hours without eating...

You know he has something like over 25 million books sold... crazy numbers...

For a writer I am not old...

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Like Rain


I look up to the sky above
Full of sweet release
From the days that I waste
Trying to fight for space
Well I know what my heart believes

I won't run when the storm clouds come
I won't turn away

Cause if your eye's on the ground
When the night comes down
You only see the stars when they fall like rain
Like rain
Cause if your eye's on the ground
When the night comes down
You only see the stars when they fall like rain

As we wait for the light to fade
I keep asking why
All those stones that we threw
That the shadows grow
And close every road we try

I won't run when the storm clouds come
I won't turn away

Cause if your eye's on the ground
When the night comes down
You only see the stars when they fall like rain
Like rain
Cause if your eye's on the ground
When the night comes down
You only see the stars when they fall like rain

I look up at the sky above
Full of sweet release
From the dreams that I chase
Trying to find some face
In a world that I don't believe, no

I won't run when the storm clouds come
I won't turn away

Cause if your eye's on the ground
When the night comes down
You only see the stars when they fall like rain
Like rain
Cause if your eye's on the ground
When the night comes down
You only see the stars when they fall like rain
Like rain, yeah
You only see the stars when they fall like rain

Thursday, 10 October 2019

115,000 Preview


I may blast out a 115,000 post on www.markhowitt.blogspot.com ... have an idea for a nice hard hitting article on a legal matter soon...

Rest assured there is much more to come...

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Paid Writing


Feel free to get in contact with me about paid writing opportunities... I give good quality at cheap rates!

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

"Jacques"


"Jacques"

Ask me for my cigarette
Just so he can taste my lips and start to work me
Calculate his every step
Feel his hands around my hips, here comes the head tip
Kiss him in the French way (Oh-la-la-la)
Professionally passionate head to a private place
So I can reciprocate (Oh-la-la-la)
Let me be an astronaut locked in your head space

Je m'appelle Jacques and I love you a lot
I'm with you tonight, but tomorrow I will not
Je m'appelle Tove, get the show on the road
I'm down for one night, let's go (Oh-la-la-la)

No talking now, pull on my waist (Oh-la-la-la)
'Cause I want you doing mad things to me (Oh-la-la-la)
Always on top, I need a change (Oh-la-la-la)
Come over here, just want your weight on me (Oh-la-la-la)

I just want you on me
I just want you on me

Yeah, I kinda look like the view
On a mission to position myself right underneath you
Boy, that was good for me (Oh-la-la-la)
Don't really do this but, hey, you wanna go again?

Je m'appelle Jacques and I love you a lot
I'm with you tonight, but tomorrow I will not
Je m'appelle Tove, get the show on the road
I'm down for one night, let's go (Oh-la-la-la)

No talking now, pull on my waist (Oh-la-la-la)
'Cause I want you doing mad things to me (Oh-la-la-la)
Always on top, I need a change (Oh-la-la-la)
Come over here, just want your weight on me (Oh-la-la-la)

I just want you on me
I just want you on me

Touch me, touch me, touch me
A little
Touch me, touch me, touch me
A little
Touch me, touch me, touch me
A little
Touch me, touch me, touch me
A little
Touch me, touch me, touch me
A little
Touch me, touch me, touch me
A little
Touch me, touch me, touch me
No talking now, no talking now, no talking now, no talking now

No talking now, pull on my waist
'Cause I want you doing mad things to me, to me
Always on top, I need a change
Come over here, just want your weight on me, on me
I just want you on me
I just want you on me

Writing For Pleasure


Just had a chat with someone about writing... I told him I was a writer...

But it's hard to make money from it, I said.

"Some writers just do it for pleasure" he said.

I kind of do...

There are lots of benefits to it... just getting thoughts out of your head... not having to worry about editing... just the sheer fact that you don't NEED the money... or approval... you are just writing what you want...

Vast majority of 'fiction writers' do it for the pleasure if that's the best way to put it... because they CAN'T make money from it... I've been good enough to make a bit, and am a share writer too... made some alright money from that.

But yeah as a writer I think you should at least do SOME writing for pleasure... something authentic for you. If you're going to spend too much time on it though... you have to be paid. Best way is to make money doing other things... then you can afford to write for pleasure if you want.

I still believe there is plenty of powerful writing in me... some like... polarizing writing to an extent. Some hard hitting stuff. Want to get some real authentic words out there in the world...

B*witched To You I Belong


B*witched

"To You I Belong"

Rain fell down
You were there
I cried for you when I
hurt my hand
Storm a-rushing in
Wind was howling
I called for you, you were there

Whenever dark turns to night
And all the dreams sing their song
And in the daylight forever
To you I belong

Beside the sea
When the waves broke
I drew a heart for you in the sand
In fields where streams
Turn to rivers
I ran to you, you were there

Whenever dark turns to night
And all the dreams sing their song
And in the daylight forever
To you I belong

I ran to you, you were there

Whenever dark turns to night
And all the dreams sing their song
And in the daylight forever
To you I belong

To you I belong
To you I belong

Kevin Spraggett



Blasting out a quick post here...

I think it's pretty cool that Kevin Spraggett has promoted my site a bit... way back I never thought I was good enough to talk to GMs but I have talked to a few now...

He was one of the best chessplayers in the world in the 1980s and is an interesting writer. If you can still find them, he wrote interesting articles about making the best use of all the time on your clock...

Here's a recent article by him... his website is well worth a look...


https://www.spraggettonchess.com/radjabov-scores-big-comeback-win/

Still spending time looking at shares and for an interesting job- just been for a walk and will do this every day when the weather is decent. Feel free to contact me if you feel we can help each other reach our goals!

Friday, 4 October 2019

More time being spent on property today... chatting to and connecting with some interesting people. Will even apply for property jobs today.


More time being spent on property today... chatting to and connecting with some interesting people. Will even apply for property jobs today.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Actively looking for a new fulfilling job role. Please contact me if interested!


Actively looking for a new fulfilling job role. Please contact me if interested!

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Future Commercial Writing


There may well be some future commercial writing from me fairly soon on an interesting product I've been involved in for 18 months. Stay tuned!

Monday, 30 September 2019

Spending time... thinking how I want to best spend my time... Have come up with some things that I like doing... now to do them as much as possible!


Spending time... thinking how I want to best spend my time...

Have come up with some things that I like doing... now to do them as much as possible!

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Are You a Smart and Hot Woman?


So... blasting out quite a direct post today...

Are you a smart and hot woman...

Because if you are I'm happy to chat :)

I've been spending quite a lot of time over the past few years... doing lots of things but spending quite a lot of time building up my finances. They're in pretty good shape...

But I want to spend more time chatting (and doing other things with ;)) hot and smart women...

Also want to work on my fitness... the two go hand and hand to an extent.

So I'm going to allocate more time to going out to chat to hot and smart women... I already do a bit and tell them about my blog etc...

I know some HSW read my blog already... if you like what you read... chat to me :)

I'm maybe a bit too choosy for my own good when it comes to women- but even women I'm not sexual with I aim to get on fine with and we help each other mutually reach our goals...

Anyway thanks for reading chat soon!

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Rent to Rent


Interested in investing in rent to rents in West and South Yorkshire. Please contact me with anything interesting. Have a big budget and eager to get started.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Predictions


I am pretty good at predicting the future...

I thought Boris would be PM... he did.

(Actually way back I thought Brexit would happen... was conditioned by the media to think it wouldn't though... I'm out of that thought trap now).

I thought oil was undervalued... it's up 10% today and my BP shares are killing it...

And I do think a Brexit deal will happen- there seems to be more and more chance of that happening now...

Trust my instincts about predictions on the future... then make money out of those instincts...

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Goal Focus


So...

Blasting this one out from my bed late night...

Every day is goal day...

The good thing about goals is you if you're doing them or not. Anything you do is either bringing you closer to your goals or further away.

So I've been putting a lot of time into my financial goal lately... and it's been going well...

However with that money I need to SPEND IT... or just do other things I want to do which don't earn money... ha you can even count writing this article as that...

I guess that's a good thing about money. If you have enough you don't have to 'work'... aka do things you don't want to do.

Funny thing is successful people with money often want to get more. You don't see Eminem stop rapping just because he's a millionaire. Warren Buffet doesn't stop being a share investor even though he's about 90...

But Eminem isn't doing it for the money... he's doing it because he loves rap. I talk to Bernard Cornwell a bit... he writes every day despite having over 20 million sold books... for sure he doesn't need the money but he's writing.... most days...

I have a feeling a lot of successful people... they're rich but they don't even think about the money because they don't have to. Wayne Rooney is no share expert... but he's obviously richer than the vast majority of share investors...

I feel with share investing... I'm getting back to trusting my instincts and it's working. Like CHris Bailey had to tell me to sell Marstons even though I knew it was the right thing to do and I did it. LLoyds share dealing messed up when I tried to buy PSN twice... complained about that and may have to go the FCA about that. Up over 10% from where I wanted to buy them...

But on a good note shares like CRST and ITV which I own have gone up quite a bit recently... again my instinct that there will be a Brexit deal is starting to be believed by the market...

So I think leading up to October 31 UK based shares will go up more... more money for me...

Ha... just a bit of share writing there... I think I always will be a share investor but I don't have to spend much time on it...

It'll be nice if my shares go up... then I can spend more time doing other things...

Go different places, meet interesting people... read more high quality writers...

Make sure I get walks in etc... that helps me think. I'll go for one today...

It's like... life is interesting where you just improve your skills and are in the zone doing things you like... so I'll keep diong that.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Shares Killing over Past Few Days... :) £££


Shares Killing over Past Few Days... :) £££

Keep Calm with Shares


Never used a stoploss on shares...

With shares often it's best to buy something FUNDAMENTALLY undervalued... then wait for it to go up...

If you bought something that's fundamentally undervalued... why would you sell it if it went DOWN in price??

Something FUNDAMENTAL would have to had changed...

Good companies often go up over time...

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Over 114,000 views... nice ;)


Over 114,000 views... nice ;)

Self Amusement


So...

Time for a philosophical post... this could be a good one...

First off... quick shout out to google... thanks for making it a bit unsmooth for me to get to my site... ha...

But now I'm here and ready to... blast it out.

Self amusement is such a key concept. For instance, when I'm talking to a girl I like and the energy is good... anything I say will usually be some kind of self amusement. I won't be 'overthinking' what to say... just saying anything I like to keep the good energy...

Life is about doing what you want as much as possible. So you should always be looking to do things to self amuse. Like... sometimes when I'm writing I'll just write in a way that's non standard and to me... it works out fine. Some people might not get it or it might not be their style... that's up to them. Basically if you see my paid share writing... some of it will not be in my style- like a lot of 'investomania' stuff... the editor basically made it worse by him editing it.

My favourite writing will the vast majority of the time in my style- although I do accept sometimes in Fool articles for the style they want some of the editing is fine...

So I need to find more ways to self amuse myself in life... maybe you do too. Money is worthless upon death. So I need to work out how much money I can spend (in a none sheepish consumer way) before I die... it's a decent amount, more than I'm doing now. I don't need to be doing things I don't want to do if it doesn't get me enough money or fun.

So yeah... might add to this article later! Self amuse!

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Out in Hudds tonight :)


Out in Hudds tonight :)

Friday, 6 September 2019

Viewing


Local property viewing on Monday... interesting investment property in Wakefield. Research has been done. Should be a good learning experience.

Property


I am evaluating prospective properties for either buy to let or renovating and selling on in West and South Yorkshire. Feel free to contact me if you have an interesting deal.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Property


Applying for property related jobs as I'm interested in this area. Please feel free to contact me if you know anything suitable.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

September Goals


Blasting out a goal post...

September can be a good month for me... lots of things happening...

There will be a result on the Lloyds legal case which can mean much more money for me.

Every day I am doing things to earn money and I will keep doing them.

I still believe the UK will exit the EU with a deal and my UK shares will rise.

I'm in the market for a new interesting job too... has to be a good one as the one I'm in now is pretty good. Every day is goal day for me and I believe I can add value to many companies.

When I think about it... the conventional way of applying for jobs is not great. If I'm going to do that I have to speak to the people first and make sure it's a good fit- if it's not not worth it for me.

People who research me and make an offer... that's a much more interesting prospect.

Aiming to improve my fitness too... going for a walk in about 30 min.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Jobs


Considering applying for a new job. Feel free to check out my LinkedIn and contact me if you have an interesting offer. Have had job interview opportunities this week and will be ringing up people today.

Monday, 19 August 2019

@greeneking finally comes good... I still hold and up nicely now :) £££


@greeneking finally comes good... I still hold and up nicely now :) £££

Monthly Global Reach


Pageviews
United Kingdom

335
Russia

248
United States

222
Ukraine

58
Ireland

57
Germany

37
South Korea

28
Portugal

24
Unknown Region

22
France

19

Sunday, 18 August 2019

You Don't Get A Badge For Loyalty


Time to blast out a philosophical share article...

You don't get a badge for loyalty...

As a shareholder you don't get extra money for holding shares for a long time. Sure you get dividends etc... but a piece of bad news can see your money vanish...

I don't really have any 'loyalty' to any of my shares now... even though I've held some for over ten years. When the price is right I will sell them. I should have sold some a few weeks ago- I will trust my selling instinct next time.

Only be loyal to people or things who are loyal to you.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Out in Hudds tonight


Out in Hudds tonight.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Throwback


One Hundred Thousand Views

Blasting this out after a fun night out in Hudds...


Part of me didn't expect to get here this quickly. Another part of me knows I should have been here before now.

Rupert Hargreaves got there before me. Chris Bailey got there before me. So much quicker...

This article is mainly for writers...

Understand that I was not supposed to get here. I've been assaulted, ridiculed, written off...

In 2009 I never thought I would have got here... I could barely write.

Understand this shit is nothing compared to what other writers had to go through. You think Nietzsche had it easy? He would have no where near one hundred thousand views of his writing while he was alive. He lived the life of a true writer and philosopher. Best writer of the 19th century though.

You think George Orwell, real name Eric Blair, had it easy? Like he's getting cash from the tv spin off show?

He was dying when he wrote 1984. He died about a year later and that was the best thing he ever wrote.

The truth is that living in the 21st century writers have it easy... in some ways.

But this is a very hard time to make money from writing. To make a living. In a way I don't care though. I'm crying writing this. The flow you get from writing is something you can't get with anything else. True writers never die.

If you're reading this and you're a true writer understand that you have to do it and you have to keep going. Maybe you've had to go through harder shit than I have. Maybe you've been reading me for years. My true readers know what I have written in all different forms.

I sometimes make the tounge in cheek comment that I am 'world famous'. I am not world famous. But I have had people read my writing from most countries in the world. I am a British writer and proud to be one. I have put the Google translate on this site though so you can read it in your own language. And thank you if you're not a native English speaker reading this- I would find it very difficult to read anything in French.

Anyway it's still goal day. Thank you all for reading. There is more to come.

Life's too short for shit. Goal day.


Life's too short for shit. Goal day.

113,000 views on www.markhowitt.blogspot.com


113,000 views on www.markhowitt.blogspot.com

Sunday, 11 August 2019

IMB


Next share article on Imperial Brands.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Michael Adams


Quick chess post for once...

Congratulations to Mickey Adams for rolling back the years and winning the British title for the SEVENTH time!!

It's like... Mickey Adams has been my favourite chess player for years. I don't spend much time on chess now but did watch some of his games. I thought there was about a 50% chance of him winning before the tournament... he's lost rating points recently.

The tournament was a typical Mickey performance... probably he is close to his best form. He never really looked in trouble at any point and produced his best game in the final round.

He really is a class act on and off the board! Hope he gets his rating over 2700 again.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Property


I am now looking for a property in West Yorkshire to renovate and sell on. I will consider any property from £60,000 to £150,000. Huddersfield, Wakefield and Barnsley will be key areas to look at. Feel free to contact me with anything interesting!

Monday, 5 August 2019

Go All The Way Charles Bukowski


“If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”

Girls Aloud The Loving Kind


Sometimes,
I watch you when you're sleeping
I wonder what you're feeling
Both wide awake and dreaming
Of yesterday, I want you
To kiss away the tensions
The issues never mentioned
With all the best intentions
But you turn away

Oh baby if you find
I'm not the loving kind
I'll buy you flowers
I'll pour you wine
Do anything to change your mind
I know you may be disinclined
To find the love we've left behind
So kiss me then make up your mind
I'm not the loving kind

I'd do anything
Sing songs that lover's sing
If I could change your mind
Am I not the loving kind?

I'd do anything
Sing songs that lover's sing
If I could change your mind
Am I not the loving kind?

Somewhere on a Monday morning
In a rush hour of another day
Standing on a crowded platform
Carelessly we lost our way

Sometimes
I watch you when you're sleeping
I wonder what you're feeling
Both wide awake and dreaming
Of yesterday

Oh baby if you find
I'm not the loving kind
I'll buy you flowers
I'll pour you wine
Do anything to change your mind
I know you may be disinclined
To find the love we've left behind
So kiss me then make up your mind
I'm not the loving kind
I'm not the loving kind
I'm not the loving kind

Oh baby if you find
I'm not the loving kind
I'll buy you flowers
I'll pour you wine
Do anything to change your mind
I know you may be disinclined
To find the love we've left behind
So kiss me then make up your mind
I'm not the loving kind
I'm not the loving kind
I'm not the loving kind

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Fun night out in Hudds :) Want to go to clubs every week!


Fun night out in Hudds :) Want to go to clubs every week!

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Ludarcirs Number One Spot


[Intro]
Yeah baby, hehe, yeah!
Back again (that's right) Luda! Ha ha ha ha (Feel this)
It gets meaner and meaner each time baby
Feelin real good too (holla at 'em man) What up Uncle 'Face! (Yeah)
I'm a bull in this industry man (tell 'em)
Some would rather run down and get one cow (nah)
I think I'd rather walk down and get 'em all
You know what I'm talkin 'bout right? Look

[Verse 1]
I'm never going nowhere so don't try me
My music sticks in fans' veins like an IV
Flows poison like Ivy, oh they grimy
Already offers on my 6th album from labels tryin to sign me
Respected highly, "Hi, Mr. O'Reilly!"
Hope all is well, kiss the plaintiff and the wifey
Drove through the window, the industry super sized me
Now the girls see me and a river's what they cry me
I'm on the rise, so many people despise me
Got party ammunition for those tryin to surprise me (surprise!)
It's a celebration and everyone should invite me
Roll with the crew or meet the bottom of our Nikes (blaow!)
Explorer like Dora these swipers can't swipe me
My whole aura's so MEAN in my white tee
Nobody light-skinned did reppin harder since Ice-T
You disagree, take the Tyson approach and bite me!

[Hook]
Whoa! Don't slip up or get got! (Why not man?)
I'm comin' for that number one spot! (Alright)
Rappers swearin' they on top! (Nuh uh, uh uh)
But I'm comin' for they number one spot! (Alright man)
Scheme scheme, plot plot (say WHAT?)
I'm comin' for that number one spot! (Woo, hey)
Keep it goin' it won't stop! (What you doin' man?)
I'm comin' for that number one spot!

[Verse 2]
Yes indeed, Ludacris I'm hotter than Nevada
Ready to break the steerin' column on yo' Impala
If I get caught, bail out, po'-po' I tell 'em holla
In court I never show up, like Austin Powers fa-zha
Father, father, and hey I love gold
But can buy anything I want from the records I've sold
Jacuzzi's hot, Cristal is so cold
Neighbors catch contacts, from the blunts that I've rolled
A pig in a blanket, a smoke and a pancake
Drop albums non-stop once a year for my fans sake
I crush mics until my hand breaks
Then shag now and shag later 'til these women can't stand straight
The Luda-meister got 'em feelin so randy
I'm +XXL+ so I call 'em my +Eye Candy+
Brush my shoulder and I, pop my collar
Cause I'm worth a million ga-zillion fa-fillion dollars

[Hook]
Whoa! Don't slip up or get got! (Why not man?)
I'm comin for that number one spot! (Alright)
Rappers swearin they on top! (Nuh uh, uh uh)
But I'm comin' for they number one spot! (Alright man)
Scheme scheme, plot plot (say WHAT?)
I'm comin for that number one spot! (Woo, hey)
Keep it goin it won't stop! (What you doin' man?)
I'm comin for that number one spot!

[Verse 3]
Causin' lyrical disasters, it's the master
Make music for Mini-Me's, models and Fat Bastards
These women trying to get me out my Pelle Pelle
They strip off my clothes and tell me, "Get in my belly!"
Stay on the track, hit the ground runnin like Flo-Jo
Sent back in time and I've never lost my mojo
Ladies and gentlemen ahh, boys and girls
Ludacris sent down to take over the whole world!

[Hook]
Whoa! Don't slip up or get got! (Why not man?)
I'm comin' for that number one spot! (Alright)
Rappers swearin' they on top! (Nuh uh, uh uh)
But I'm comin' for they number one spot! (Alright man)
Scheme scheme, plot plot (say WHAT?)
I'm comin' for that number one spot! (Woo, hey)
Keep it goin' it won't stop! (What you doin' man?)
I'm comin' for that number one spot!

Friday, 26 July 2019

Morning Runner Gone Up In Flames


Going to the race track to try and get your money back
You got caught trying to break in
But you just laughed and said It couldn't have been me

She shaved off her hair
Said that she didn't care
And that life was so unfair
And all that she wanted was to be left alone
He said he missed bliss smiled and left a kiss
And I said this isn't it And won't you please come home
And start again

Cos all you've ever wanted
Has gone up in flames
And all you've ever wanted
Can never stay the same

Oh no, this can't be happening
I said oh no, this can't be happening

Going to the race track to try and get your money back
You got caught trying to break in
But you just laughed and said
It couldn't have been me
She wore lip gloss cried when she got cross
And all that she had was lost
She sold it all…all for pearls

He said he missed bliss smiled and left a kiss
And I said this isn't it
And won't you please come home
And start again

Cos all you've ever wanted
Has gone up in flames
And all you've ever wanted
Can never stay the same
And all you've ever wanted
Has gone up in flames
And all you've ever wanted
Can never stay the same

Mark Howitt


I think I'm changing into a more focused version of Mark Howitt... ruthless when needed...

Ready to achieve more...

Life is all about negotiation...


Life is all about negotiation...

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Monthly Global Reach


United Kingdom

279
United States

242
Russia

72
Ukraine

57
Ireland

56
India

46
Germany

36
France

25
South Korea

24
Portugal

20

Nice to see @ITV rising!


Nice to see @ITV rising!

If you feel I'm a good fit for you... I'm open to all paid writing offers. May contact some sites today!


If you feel I'm a good fit for you... I'm open to all paid writing offers. May contact some sites today!

As A Writer I Will Not Be A Sheep


So...

Hot here in the UK... quite hard to sleep...

So that's mean you're getting a pure instinct article...

As a writer I will not be a sheep...

I've just finished rereading my Fool articles again...

And you know what... in a way I have to say the editor did a good job...

But... there will be no editing here...

So on the first article I said that I believed Boris Johnson would be the new Prime Minister... I think they edited that a bit. I believed I knew he would be and he did. Then the editing came in that I thought 'he could be' a better negotiator than May, something like that.

I think you'd have to be... very bad at negotiating to be as bad as May. I think will Johnson will be much better...

So... I mean that's what I actually think... I still think that article is good overall though...

It's like... as a writer, taxpayer and just person I will not just be a taxpaying sheep. My sister gets paid FAR MORE than me in wages as a doctor... I can't spend my life just paying her wages if the NHS is wasting money treating people who haven't paid money in. That's just stupid and wouldn't happen in most EU countries...

Some public sector workers do a good job (my sister is actually a good doctor, pays out of her own money to go to foreign countries and helps people)... but others are... lucky to be in a job for life...

I think a lot of public sector workers would have quite a shock trying to work in the private sector. I mean... I reckon a lot of them wouldn't last long...

Yep... it's like I've been doing a few online chats today... talking about how "I wanted to be a writer since I was young"...

I said... I'm good but it's hard to get paid for it.

Actually got published aged 4 in The Huddersfield Examiner...

Don't buy the Examiner now though... because it's Labour owned...

Sorry Robert Sutcliffe... lols.

It's like... 35 now... still a writer.

I'm getting too old to pull punches... I have to deliver realness... even if some people don't like it.

There's too much unskilled labour from the EU (and other parts of the world)... this drives British wages down. Britain is overpopulated too...

It's quite a hard balance being a share investor, writer... and just Mark Howitt, British.

But unskilled (and criminal) immigration needs to be dealt with.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Alive



Paul van Dyke


We Are Alive


Have you seen a movie?
Kisses and goodbye.
Have you seen a dark cloud?
Fades into night.
Have you seen a new one?
Telling me the lights.
Karma's like a boomerang
A feeling deep inside.
Ain't not know
Ain't about you.
You don't know
That about me.
I don't know
That about you.
But if we really feel
We are alive
Take a breath
We are alive
Take a deep breath
We are alive
Take a breath
We are alive
Take a deep breath
We're in a movie
As fly up to the sky
Help me, love will be
The foolest game to get me high.
Let's drive out this highway,
Feel my future vain.
Let this twist and want to love you so,
Here we go.
You don't know
That about me.
I don't know
That about you.
You don't know
That about me.

Actually reading smart song lyrics is a way of improving as a writer... doing it now..


Actually reading smart song lyrics is a way of improving as a writer... doing it now..

Future Share Articles


Hi all...

Just writing this quickly to say I'm going to do at least one share article per month on this website from now on... for the learning experience. It will be totally in my style...

I may do some paid writing for other websites too if we're a good fit, feel free to contact me if interested!

I believe UK shares are starting to gain momentum now... and we live in interesting times...

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Action Article


Don't pay attention to what people say. Pay attention to what they do. May do full article on this...

Lots of action to be taken today...

Blasting back into this one...

So...

Five Fool articles out now... spent quite a lot of time on them, thousands of views...

I've had to think about every word...

I do want to do more share writing in future... there are lots of thoughts swimming around in my head about this...

I think I will always be true to my style...

There's a lot more to action than just writing though... I'm making myself go on a walk every day and eating more healthy.

People know I am a real talk share writer... part of the reason I spent so long researching the BP and Shell article is because I have large positions in both companies... share investing isn't an academic game to me...

I speak to high quality people about shares every day... Chris Bailey thinks about them in some way for like 20 hours a day practically every day... but I talk to lots of different people... different interesting views...

So even though when I'm talking about shares... generally to the elite... people who in terms of analytical ability who are certainly in the top 5%... (Chris Bailey in the top 0.1% I reckon)... I do talk to a lot of 'regular people' about shares too...

(My shares rose nicely today btw... that's how I make or lose most of my money...)

They're interested but... they know practically nothing about them... so I quickly explain.

My share articles weren't perfect but for those kind of people... which are like around 90% of the population... I think there's a lot they can take from them...

Anyway...

My life is not just shares...

There's a whole world out there... plenty of interesting people to meet and places to go. I only like spending time with quality people... yet I manage to do that most of the time...

Money is worthless on death. It's just a score in a computer game to me...

By this I mean I will continue to express myself in 'none share writing'.... I actually find it easier... maybe I am better at it...

I still think with around 200,000 views worldwide I am good at share writing... I have plenty of people telling me what else I should say though... sometimes they're right... other times maybe not...

Rest assured there is much more to come...

Fool







Fool

Monday, 22 July 2019

Article


Still doing share writing... this is about the longest time I've spent on a share article! Writing on @BP_plc and @Shell for @TheMotleyFoolUK ...

I can justify the time as I have big shareholdings in both companies... yet I really want a draft to be ready today!

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Action


Don't pay attention to what people say. Pay attention to what they do. May do full article on this...

Lots of action to be taken today...

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Fool


New Fool article has been on my mind for days... trying to get some key complicated concepts into 500 words. Have to remember I've written lots of good stuff in the past- goal is to get at least draft done today! Have had probably over 10,000 views on my 4 Fool articles so far...

Friday, 12 July 2019

Housing article done hopefully out soon! :)


Housing article done hopefully out soon! :)

Article


One of my main goals today is to fully finish my housing article... I know a lot of property people and one of the shares is a definite buy... put quite a lot of work into it but MUST be done today!

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Happy to connect with other share writers as I will be doing more share articles!


Happy to connect with other share writers as I will be doing more share articles!

New Fool


Brand new exclusive Fool article... please read now !

Monday, 8 July 2019

My Fool Journey


So let's get into My Fool journey...

In early 2005 I had nearly finished my novel Playing to Win... I'd got to the stage where I was fine reading more books... the stage where I didn't read as much to solely focus on the imagery in my mind for the novel had passed...

2005... you could say for my age I had a decent amount of money, but I hadn't really been interested in earning it, just saving it and not wasting it. I was pretty 'anti consumerism' and played a lot of chess...

Then I read about Tony Buzan's 'Wheel of Life' and how money was part of your overall happiness. So my father Richard Howitt suggested I read The Motley Fool Guide to UK investing...

I did do and it's one of the best factual books I've ever read. The writing style was compelling and funny. The book urged me to get started in investing right away... it was a bit hard to get an account open but by early March 2005 I managed to get a Legal and General index tracker. By June 2005 I started buying individual shares.

Some of you may know this... but I actually had bought shares before in 1998 when I was 15. My dad said I had too much money in cash and should buy some shares. He gave me a magazine and I picked Manchester United shares, thinking they would make money. I actually did make over 200% on my money then... sheer luck as I knew nothing about analysing a company. So being strictly accurate my share journey started in 1998 but I only count it since 2005 as that's when I started to try and understand shares...

I joined the Fool message boards, posted a lot and read the articles every day. In 2007 I managed to get a sales job with Centrica aka British Gas which I earned decent money from... I've worked for or behalf of many of the shares I partly own...

I became pretty interested in shares- since I started buying individual shares until now practically every day I would check the prices and news...

I put a higher percentage of my wealth into shares... there's been ups and downs yet for some shares such as Legal and General I have been up over 700% in capital value before...

Anyway let's get to 2014... that's when my first ever Fool article was published...


I'd read hundreds of Fool articles by this point yet never thought I would be able to write Fool articles... seeing that article up as a main Fool article was one of my best ever writing moments...

So I wrote four Fool articles... my first was one my favourite in terms of writing style and is still one of the favourite articles I've ever written. I've thought about doing one in a similar style and have in some ways in other supermarket articles I've written... don't want to copy the format exactly yet I like the way it flows... I've written quite a lot on supermarkets for various sites and have a new supermarket article coming out soon...

I wrote four articles then sadly I wasn't allowed to write anymore for Fool... it was nothing personal yet my articles hadn't had enough people sign up their email to them...

Also to start off writing for Fool in 2014 as a share writing novice... well it's a bit like a youngster playing in the first team for Manchester United at 18... when Man U were good ;)... All the other Fool writers had much more formal share writing experience...


So I chatted to Rupert Hargreaves and he suggested I may be able to write for other sites... so I did. I've written hundreds of share articles with over 180,000 views worldwide at this point. Yet being directly honest... the feeling I had writing for them never matched the feeling of seeing that first article be main article for Fool... and again being directly honest for the majority of those articles I was much less well paid then I had been for Fool...

I'm not getting paid for this article by the way and haven't been asked to do it... just saying what's on my mind... my life would have been very different if I hadn't found Fool...

Flash forward to 2019. I am working as a share analyst now in paid employment. I had asked since then to write for Fool yet hadn't been able to... I thought I would try again...

The feeling I had of making it... honestly I felt I had about the same chances I had in 2014... not much...

Yet I was able to and am writing articles for Fool now... it's a short term deal with the potential of writing more...

It's my main focus right now- I even convince my boss to allow me to write while I'm at work...

Anyway the market is opening soon... I'd just like to say thanks to everyone who has supported my Fool articles so far... in particular Chris Bailey, Dean Staveley (my employer), Wheelie Dealer and Jonathan Curry... promotion helps ;)

It's my goal to make my Fool articles as powerful as possible so please read them and if you feel there is value... which there IS... please sign up your email for the free report... I am judged on that...

Thank you all for reading!

Saturday, 6 July 2019

New article on Sainsbury's and Tesco hopefully out soon!


New article on Sainsbury's and Tesco hopefully out soon!

Global Reach Monthly Views



United States

229
United Kingdom

214
Russia

78
Ireland

50
India

46
Ukraine

23
Germany

20
France

13
Italy

13
Mexico

13

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Shares...


Been an interesting day today for my shares with @easyjet and @Plus500 both soaring higher...

I've written a new article on @AskLloydsBank which hopefully will be published soon... Had very good feedback on my @TheMotleyFoolUK article today too!

One way or another... I promise you my best writing is yet to come...

My mind is always thinking...

Thinking of phrases to use...

My main writing goal at the moment is to produce high quality share articles... yet in time there will be more high quality writing in other areas too...

Over 111,000 views on this site, over 180,000 on share articles... I don't want to sound arrogant... I know that's nothing compared to some writers... but I know my readers are elite winners... I will produce more for you...

New Fool Article



This is my best writing moment of the year. Please read my exclusive new Fool article now!

New Fool Article

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

New Writing


Very excited to announce that soon there will be some BRAND NEW share writing from me... one article already written.

I will keep you all posted yet I have some new fresh ideas you can benefit from... thank you all for your support!

Friday, 21 June 2019

Win Win...


Win win... or it's not worth it...

Quick post...

With people in my life now... it's not worth it unless it has the potential to be win win for both of us. Have plenty of those people already in my life... open for new ones but they have to be good...

At same time... cutting all the shit out of my life.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

I already know what to do... now just do it. Assertive goal getter.


I already know what to do... now just do it. Assertive goal getter.

Monday, 17 June 2019

When Something Sparks Me...


When Something Sparks Me...

Hi...

So I do want to write some interesting things... so I decided just to start writing...

Been quite harshly treated by some 'authorities' recently... maybe that stopped me writing a little...

Others have had it much worse though...

And for sure other writers have had it worse...

There really is a lot I could write about a lot of things... have to be like... tactful though...

But... I am aware of what's going on in the world...

Hmm...

Over 111,000 views is good yet there will be much more to come...

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

11,000 views on www.markhowitt.blogspot.com and @easyjet rising... feeling good :) £££


11,000 views on www.markhowitt.blogspot.com and @easyjet rising... feeling good :) £££

Friday, 7 June 2019

World famous @Financial_Orbit visits Huddersfield today!


World famous @Financial_Orbit visits Huddersfield today!

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Good to see @ImperialBrands recover today. I continue to hold and the share can rise from here.


Good to see @ImperialBrands recover today. I continue to hold and the share can rise from here.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Monthly Views


United States

330
United Kingdom

172
France

158
Ireland

73
Russia

70
Germany

48
South Korea

22
Romania

18
Portugal

14
Ukraine

11

Ready to make more money online.



Ready to make more money online.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Bought @easyjet following a @Financial_Orbit tip. Bargain at this price.


Bought @easyjet following a @Financial_Orbit tip. Bargain at this price.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Feeling Positive and Proactive


Feeling Positive and Proactive...

That's how I'm feeling right now...

Doing more and earning more...

Good recovery from my shares today up £700.


Good recovery from my shares today up £700.

Products


Good to meet Jake Taylor yesterday... he has some interesting products and a new article on www.markhowitt.blogspot.com may well be written soon.

Monday, 27 May 2019

Goal Day


Mark Howitt


@MarkHowitt
10h10 hours ago
More
Bank holiday is... goal money making day!

Has been and still continues to be...

Ready to push myself and get more money and develop better relationships.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Spending lots of time on money making activities... getting more and want to get much more


Spending lots of time on money making activities... getting more and want to get much more.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Commercial Properties


We are currently evaluating some good commercial properties. I may well be investing money myself- if we find a worthwhile project I can potentially let good people know for no 'sourcing fee'.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Over 110,000 views on www.markhowitt.blogspot.com now... will blast out more powerful writing in future...


Over 110,000 views on www.markhowitt.blogspot.com now... will blast out more powerful writing in future...

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Property Management


Quick post here...

If you're good at managing tenants as a company or a person in Yorkshire I will consider you for help in property I or my business partner purchase.

With me personally if I spend more time in property in time I will manage tenants more by myself (I already have managed some in a way) so anyone I choose will have to be happy with that and want to teach.

I would probably interview the tenants myself and I would have CCTV in any property I own or part own. Yet I'm happy to build good relationships with people... if I'm buying myself the most likely areas in this order are probably around Huddersfield, Barnsley or Wakefield, I would consider other areas such as Leeds but it would have to be a very good opportunity because of the time and petrol cost.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Monthly Views


Entry Pageviews
United States

492
United Kingdom

189
Spain

111
Ireland

103
Germany

50
Portugal

21
Romania

18
Russia

16
Greece

14
South Korea

14

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Estate Agents


Will be doing three or more estate agents calls today... with over 13 years of sales experience I know which ones are good and have a 'can do' attitude in terms of sales :)

Happy to network here- also happy to chat to surveyors.

Views


Nearly 110,000 views on www.markhowitt.blogspot.com now...

I won't be doing big 'views post'... because I have to show and prove more. Still spending time every day on property but I want to 'show and prove' the next time I spend time writing on that...

Going for walk soon... important to do goals everyday.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Bought Royal Mail yesterday- bargain at these levels.


Bought Royal Mail yesterday- bargain at these levels.

Property


Still spending time on property- now also looking at commercial property in Yorkshire. Feel free to contact me with interesting opportunities.

Monday, 6 May 2019

"A circus of blood..."


"A circus of blood..."

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Writing


Blasting this out on a Sunday...

I haven't even really got that much of an idea in my mind starting this article...

Just that I like the flow of writing...

Hard to get money from it but money... worthless when you die...

Getting money in many other ways though...

Listening to this while writing... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_HyHb9aZ20

It'd be cool if I could get close to the level of someone like Updike or Palahniuk when writing... would be hard to do that...

"Changes... shit's much different from the dangers..."

So yeah... don't expect amazing writing from this post... yet I will do some at some point...

Important to push comfort zone and get into that flow state... where you're being challenged...

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Property


Good meeting Adam Pearce yesterday- some more time spent on property this weekend with the aim of getting the best deal in property soon.

Friday, 3 May 2019

FX


I'm doing demo FX trades to learn more about it and do it with real money eventually. Actually started doing FX trades 2 years ago and so far all have them have been in profit. Will let you know how it goes!

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Spending more time on property today- my rich business partner is eager to buy either a property to renovate or land to buy. I'm looking at all ways of making money in property. Contact me if you have something very good!


Spending more time on property today- my rich business partner is eager to buy either a property to renovate or land to buy. I'm looking at all ways of making money in property. Contact me if you have something very good!

Monday, 29 April 2019

Property


Spending more time on property today- my rich business partner is eager to buy either a property to renovate or land to buy. I'm looking at all ways of making money in property. Contact me if you have something very good!

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Shares


"Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy..."

Some gold from Buffet there...

And it's something I need to do more with shares...

When shares are soaring up and there is POSITIVE SENTIMENT... that may be the time to sell shares...

When shares are falling with NEGATIVE SENTIMENT that may be the time to buy...

I'm quite good at the latter... need to work on the former. Look at highs for shares and sell around there... can always buy back if they go cheaper.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Placebo


Placebo really do have some of the best lyrics... I can't wait to smash out some powerful writing myself...

IG don't worry I haven't forgotten about you... you're still on my... HIT LIST :)

"Reminds me that it's killing time... on this fateful day."

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Property


One thing I've said to my boss/partner recently is... fuck online...

Because I've spent so much time online doing things- but REAL LIFE is real...

So I'm taking all the opportunities to go and view properties and meet people... and I'm learning from that despite being not that 'prepared'...

Because property really is a people business- I may even do an article on that. I need to get deeper relationships with builders, lawyers etc... and the only way to do that really is meet them in person if they are quality...

I like this comment so far so it's going on my website www.markhowitt.blogspot.com

People who know me know how TIGHT I am with money... and there's part of me that's a bit... you could say UNSURE about even potentially paying for a HOTEL FOR ONE NIGHT... (it will be first time I have actually paid for a hotel myself if it works out being that for years... had plenty of nice ones paid for me by doing sales though)... but I think the PAYOFF is worth it...

I've even started to think about the review I will write after the event lol... I will make sure it's accurate etc...

Because anyone who's saying it's BAD should have been on it before etc not just heard about it... there are plenty of people who've been who've said it's GOOD...

Anyway... back to goal day.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Only take the qualifications you want


Blasting this out as a Facebook exclusive... for now...

Only take the qualifications you want...

This has been buzzing around my mind for a while so feel like getting it out...

Only take the qualifications you want...

Since my driving test I don't think I have taken any 'official government' qualifications... I took plenty before though...

If I think back to my time at uni... in terms of an actual education a lot of the time the teachers weren't very motivated or efficient about teaching. Not enough feedback, not enough care...

Whenever you want to learn something you have to ask... what's in it for me?

In a good job you will learn more than in typical education because the business will want you to learn. I've worked in plenty of businesses which have worked 7 days a week. I've worked 14 days in a row before.

My mentality has been for a number of years that every day is goal day. And sure I 'pace myself'... because a lot of studies show that if you work more than 40 hours a week you become less efficient...

Yet in summary- find the best teachers for the learning YOU want.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

"If you can read you don't have to wonder about me."


Just thought up one of my 'late night lines'... this one is good enough for me to write it out here...

"If you can read you don't have to wonder about me."

Ha... that does sound arrogant... and you can change the ending a bit depending on the context... but for anyone in the world if they want to actually 'get to know me'... just read my blog... if you really want to get to know me read my novel...

109,000 views on www.markhowitt.blogpost.com now... more to come... pushing my boundaries and want to do more property soon... ideally in the future want to do some videos yet I think I will always come back to writing to say what's on my mind more clearly.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Long Term


Long term thinking...

So I didn't go out last night... haven't been for the last few Saturdays...

I thought about it a bit... but I guess preserving my energy levels, saving money and petrol and getting my sleep pattern better outweighed going out...

It wouldn't have been a BAD decision either way... and I will be 'going out' more in future...

But with property I know I have a lot of things to do and learn so I need to be focused on it. Time to start getting results...

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Shares and Property


Reposting this article I did over a year ago now as some will not have seen it... relates to both property and shares. Many people make contact with me for share advice.

I am further along on my property journey now yet will still say property is quite a lot more complex than shares. Plus you have to work with a number of other people where you could just do shares by yourself...

Let's get right into this...

Another FREE quality article.

What does your capital allocation say about how you feel about shares?

Most people in the UK and worldwide know nothing or very little about shares directly. Of their own volition they probably have put no money in shares.

I reckon less than 10% of people in the UK have actively decided to put money into shares. It will be higher who have money in shares via a 'pension pot' though.

So... of those people... how many short shares? I reckon less than 1% of people in the UK short shares.

All that matters in shares is how much money you make. For many years I have just been 'long term buy and hold' and that generally is a fine way to do it. It beats cash in the bank...

However...

Obviously shares do not go up in a straight line. Over the last 2 weeks the FTSE 100 has fallen about 10%. In general with shares when there is a fall there is a steep fall...

So how much you have allocated in shares should reflect how confident you feel in your shares... and the economic situation as a whole.

Ben Graham's rule of thumb is interesting. He says that if you're 75% in shares you should be very positive about the market... if you're 25% in shares you're very negative about the market.

The thing is, even for say a year, it might not be a bad thing to have a high percentage of your wealth in cash. If you have 80% of your wealth in cash and quality shares drop say 30% then may be the time to pounce...

This has been on my mind quite a lot... let's see if I can get the right words out...

I think in general it would be BAD to have the vast majority of your wealth in cash for most or all of your life. Especially with interest rates as they currently are- in the UK you're lucky to get 1% in a savings account now and millions of people get nothing. How much you have in cash does depend to an extent how much interest rates are. If they were 10% then it might make sense to have at least 30% in cash, maybe more.

It will be a long time if ever if we see 10% in the UK though.

At the same time... ideally I don't think it's ALWAYS good to have a high percentage of your wealth, say over 75%, in shares. Because there are always sharp drops from time to time and then you can lose a lot of money. Warren Buffet has a ton of cash piled away right now to pounce on good shares. Who knows, maybe he is even buying right now, it could well be a good time to do so.

The amount of cash you have in shares depends on many things... and how much time you can dedicate to it. I dedicate quite a lot but I am not like Chris Bailey who regularly sleeps 3 or 4 hours a day then spends the vast majority of the rest of his time on shares. There are people who are better analysts of shares than I am in some ways. I still spend quite a lot of time on shares though and believe after almost twenty years in the game my instincts are good. There is always more to learn. As long as I have enough money I will be doing shares for the rest of my life.

Of course Ben Graham is dead now. In the 70s there were much better interest rates than there are now and in general it was harder for smaller or private investors to invest in shares.

In the current climate it can be tempting for people in the UK to have a high percentage of their money in shares. After all there are millions of people getting no money in interest from their bank.

Also you can obviously money allocated to things other than 'cash and shares'. Off the top of my head there is cryptocurrency, gold, oil, property...

Most people at some point will have quite a lot of their money tied up in property because they need a house to live in. Property is a solid investment which over the long term consistently rises. I would like to invest in property more, although it is a different skillset and more challenging in some ways than investing in shares.

But how much should you have in shares as a percentage?

It depends how positive or good value you think shares are. However there are other ways to make money with shares. You can short them. I have just started doing and learning about this. Shorting a share or index is an expression of a negative attitude towards the markets.

In general you can say having money in shares is positive towards the market, cash is neutral and shorting is negative.

So your capital allocation should reflect your view on this. At some times it may be fine to have a decent amount of 'negative' attitude towards the market. Or stay 'neutral' with say 20% of your cash or more so you can pounce on good opportunities.

This article is one I just keep coming back to...

The key thing to remember about high yield shares is that plenty of opportunities will usually be there. OK so it can be a bit annoying perhaps thinking of having a lot of cash stuck making practically no interest.... and that interest being paid once a year. However shares with good yields can get even better. Look at Imperial Brands as a recent example.

Dividend cover is key... because remember a company can cut a dividend to nothing at an instant. Then you have a big capital loss AND no dividend. Look at Capita as an example. Even a good history of dividend payments can't stop a cut. I can see why some people want dividend cover to be two times cash available. I think I will look for at least 1.7 myself. You can look at 'free cash flow' and possible extra capex.

Imperial Brands btw... I bought more shares and think the share is really cheap at this price. A PE of 10.75 can EASILY go to 15 for a tobacco company and British Amercian Tobacco has traded at around a 20 PE. Imperial are saying they are going to increase the dividend by 10% per year too.

In fact I would rather have good dividend cover and a history of nice increasing yield than a very high dividend yield. It's down to 'free cash flow'... I probably should research this more in companies.

But they key point is... wait until you see a GREAT opportunity for either shares or spreads. Good opportunities will be there most days... great opportunities? If you know shares and spend a lot of time looking at the market hopefully you will see two a month, maybe more. Especially if you know a lot about shorting shares which I have plenty to learn about.

Real life examples...

I instinctively felt in 2016 that we would vote for Brexit yet I was stuck in my 'long term buy and hold' mindset. What I should have done before Brexit is selling practically everything then buy back shortly after Brexit when there were many great value shares.

People like Warren Buffet and Chris Bailey often have a sizeable amount of cash to pounce on good opportunities. Chris had quite a lot of cash available so has been able to take advantage of the recent downturn. I have less cash overall as a percentage but still may take advantage of it.

Samuel Leeds


Booked the Samuel Leeds Crash Course for 21-22 June! Rare that I do courses like this yet I think one could be really good. My business partner will be attending too. Let me know if you're good and going so we can network.

Friday, 12 April 2019

Property Chat


Ben Beitler Mark Howitt thanks for expanding on this.
Risk appetite will certainly drive the ROI you seek.
You could consider being a lender with the cash you have and on a B2B arrangement can be a private 'bridging' lender with similar rates circa 8% to 12% pa.
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Mark Howitt Yes thanks have looked at this and may do it as long as I can learn from the person as well. Already have a potential offer of 13% which I will probably do.
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Mark Howitt Because some people get this and some people don't... the value I can add in share advice and other things is at least the same as someone who is good at property can bring...
I don't want to be arrogant and it may seem like that but factually I have been share investing for over 20 years have 180,000 views on my share articles worldwide... and my share mentor is certainly in the top 0.1% of share investors in the world in terms of analytical ability.
Been good networking so far and hoping for more... deeper relationships and quality over quantity though.

Viewing is actually for next week... goal today is to book another viewing.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Will do at least a quick article on my house viewing today. WF1 postcode for weekday viewings at the moment... contact me if you have interesting ones!


Will do at least a quick article on my house viewing today. WF1 postcode for weekday viewings at the moment... contact me if you have interesting ones!

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Got a potential viewing of a house this week- good practical learning!


Got a potential viewing of a house this week- good practical learning!

Property


More time will be spent on property today- I need to take more ACTION :) Happy to hear about joint ventures and opportunities in West and South Yorkshire mainly...

I have done one buy to let, have shares in property companies and have been researching this area for four years so I'm only going to go for a very good deal. I know the returns good people make. Yet I believe I can bring a lot of mutual value in other areas too- if people see this then there's a much better chance we can do a deal.

I can buy several properties outright if needed yet know people who are richer than me who can invest too. So I'm ready to hear from you if you're good!

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Positive Day For Shares Today :) £££


Positive Day For Shares Today :) £££

More time to be spent on property today including looking at Liz Baitson 's deals... happy to network and hear from other good property people!


More time to be spent on property today including looking at Liz Baitson 's deals... happy to network and hear from other good property people!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

More practical time will be spent on property today. Appreciate good advice :)


More practical time will be spent on property today. Appreciate good advice :)

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Liz Baitson


Have to say great to meet with Liz Baitson today... have the feeling she is very passionate about property and hope to do some deals soon. Mutual value to be exchanged!

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Deals


Another quick property blast...

Just been thinking of the 'other things' aka costs involved in buying a property including lawyers fees...

Made me think about the 'other things' I can potentially add to anyone I do a property deal with... or even talk to quite a bit...

I can certainly give share advice... been doing that for 20 years with 180,000 views on my share articles worldwide... how much is that worth...

For the right kind of person that could be worth TENS OF THOUSANDS of pounds...

Also one other area I could help in on a smaller scale... and I have put together a great offer for those people I like in this area... if anyone offered me a similar deal in property... well I'd be biting their hand off and already own many properties already!!

Makes me think though... how many people see the value in these things... I can tell if they do or they don't... doesn't kill me either way if they do these things...

But those who DO get it... please calculate this into your evaluations when offering me property deals :) Still want to do some soon.

Property


Getting a lot of offers of properties from these groups which is good!

I read them all- the ones I give most time to are ones in West and South Yorkshire though. After years of research I am ready to pull the trigger... the really good ones I will get experts to look at too AFTER I've put plenty of time into researching them.

Oh and property with tenants or even HMOs already occupied... YES... these are good...

Obviously though I would go and see the property and interview the tenants- I wouldn't take any 'problem' tenants.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Greene King plc and Barratt Developments



I talk to a lot of people about shares... even had a company tweet me about it recently... so let's look at a previous article and expand..

Why I think Greene King plc and Barratt Developments Plc could offer share price growth potential

I’m feeling optimistic about the prospects for Greene King plc (LON:GNK) (GNK.L) and Barratt Developments Plc (LON:BDEV) (BDEV.L)
September 11, 2017


At the time of writing, Greene King plc (LON:GNK) (GNK.L) is trading at 557p after a 15.71% fall on Friday. Could this pub giant give my wealth an uplift?



Instinctively, I feel that the market may have over reacted to Greene King’s trading statement. Like for like sales were down 1.2% compared to a sector decrease of 0.7%. The company also blamed the weather for sales. In addition, I think there could be some problems with UK discretionary consumer spend which may hurt the company’s overall performance in the near term.

Fundamentally, the share looks attractive to me now. The dividend yield is 5.98% and the good news is it is relatively well covered. Cover was 2.13 for 2017 and 2.18 for 2016. There has also been consistent dividend growth over the years, with a rise of over 3.5% for 2017 and 7.73% for 2016.

So, the shares could well be worth adding to my portfolio after their recent fall. After all, the drop has pushed Greene King to levels last seen in around 2012. Even three months ago the shares were trading around 750p. The year high is 805p. I think that while its performance may have disappointed many investors, it could be a solid long term buy and hold option for me.

Another share with UK consumer interest in Barratt Developments Plc (LON:BDEV) (BDEV.L). This company delivered strong results recently with a 39% increase in the ordinary dividend and a bumper bonus special dividend of 17.3p per share.

I continue to hold a decent amount of this company in my portfolio. At the time of writing the shares are trading at 601p after a 1.4% fall on Friday. The visible dividend yield is now 4.07% but much more when the special dividend is taken into account. The PE is 11.04. A strong ‘hold’ in my view, and one for my watchlist.



So Greene King has been doing very well overall- I'm a real talk share writer unlike most others out there... I'm up over 40% so far plus dividends...

BDEV I sold at 606p... but it's on my watchlist to buy again at the right price.

Property


Blasting this out at 2:30... AM...

So yeah I haven't been writing down daily goals... because sometimes writing can be a form of procrastination...

But I have been DOING them...

Called about 13 estate agents... all quite friendly and all actually women... they should make themselves a bit easier to find on LinkedIn though... having done a lot of sales jobs I know that good sales people are at least proactive... VERY good ones are VERY proactive...

Have the opportunity to view 2 potential projects today with my rich colleague... might go for the learning experience but being directly honest I want a stake in them to be really interested as I have many ways of making money ONLINE...

I have plenty of money and plenty of money coming in though... hundreds of pounds in dividends and other things...

So yeah... just selecting some easy doable things to do each day and doing them!

UPDATE

Have had lots of likes and views on this so here's more content...

My share mentor Chris Bailey is fond of telling me what to do... and currently he is telling me I have TOO MUCH CASH...

Ha well you can never have enough cash... but atm my percentage of cash is too high.

Fact is though I am ready to POUNCE on the right opportunity... in shares it's as easy as clicking a button with property it's more complex... but if I see a GREAT deal I will do it...

From all the research and people I've chatted to I know there are many deals where basically people put no money in (apart from perhaps lawyer fees)... but the thing about me is I could easy buy a house outright in cash if needed...

Would prefer to get finance though... as a shareholder in banks I know they can basically get money for free...

Anyway from viewing two plots of land yesterday and thinking about things there are actually a lot of different groups of people I need to get to know more... probably should spend more time networking with builders and finance people... also lawyers in time.

THANKS for all the likes... let's win together!

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Room Rent


Considering renting a spare room out in my property on a nightly basis. Pictures to follow, rate would be around £30 a night for the right people. Please contact me if interested.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Why I Want to Make Money in Property


Blasting this out early morning before work...

Quick article about WHY I want to make money in property...

First thing really is... to make money. Property is a good solid investment which will always go up over time provided you buy it at the right price. Plus you can add value to it by improving it. It's quite easy to get finance for a property even though I could buy several outright if I wanted to.

Then hitting my second goal- it's possible to meet high quality people through property and I've already met quite a few. A power team is needed and I need to get good relationships with cleaners, builders, lawyers and other property investors. Already doing quite well with this yet but obviously when I'm working on actual projects the relationships will be deeper.

And at some point it may give me the independence that I may never need another regular job again. That already may happen with shares- but with long term buy and hold share investing I don't need to spend much time on it anyway.

So yeah... daily goals from now on and I hope to connect with you if we can mutually benefit.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Daily goals from now on.


Daily goals from now on.

Tim Matcham


Good call with Tim Matcham today. Going to set myself daily goals and happy to connect with more people doing SA in Yorkshire. Good point that Tim made was to actually buy the property for capital appreciation- I may do that as long with doing some rent to rent.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Walk done- make time for walking whenever I can.


Walk done- make time for walking whenever I can.

Pay Your Mentors Back


Quick early morning article...

I think the best way to pay your mentors back is by doing your goals. Actually written about this before 10 years ago... but I know not all of you will have read that...

There are only two people I know who I would call mentors... and they're like in the top 0.1% of ability in what they do. And it's like I say thank you etc... but the real payback I think is if they see what I achieve. And I have to achieve much more.

Other quick tip- I always tell my mentors pretty much everything about what I'm doing that for that area. But it's pretty important to do what they say... not think about it too much.

Walking one mile today.


Walking one mile today.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

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Friday, 15 March 2019

Share update... up £800 yesterday and £800 today.


Share update... up £800 yesterday and £800 today.

Property


Very true. I'm currently at the stage (after 4 YEARS of basically free research and doing one buy to let) of considering investing with someone for a lower rate of return than I could get from my money elsewhere (easier and safer too) IF that person really wants to help me learn- practical real world help. Probably that person knows that TEACHING something is the way that you really know you know it yourself.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Property


From Saturday I am going full on on property. Already spent quite a bit of time on it today- while doing many other things. Yet from Saturday the area where I have been spending a lot of time on for a year (making good money)... I will be doing it less even though I can still make good money from it. Time to cash in on property I have plenty to invest!

Crapita Preview


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I will write about Capita one day... probably will be quite hard hitting :) Quick preview... anyone who's good leaves there!

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I know Capita (crapita) still treat their employees like dirt though.

Freedom


Early morning article...

Going to spend some time networking today... trying to build a property power team...

One quick thing that's on my mind though... if you have enough money you are more 'free' because you don't have to supplicate to people for money. It's like... I've just called one of my former employers Capita 'crapita' on twitter... (because they do treat their workers mainly like shit)... and it doesn't matter! I will never work there again and don't need a 'reference'.

Just because you have money doesn't mean you have to be insecure in yourself and validate yourself by buying 'brand names'.

I have never 'sold out'... and I guess that's why I have some popularity I guess. People can either like me or not... I don't chase people anymore. That attitude allows me to connect only with powerful people.

Anyway... more share time today too... time to get some more money for fun so I can do other things and travel to other places.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Lyrics


Hello, baby (Skrt)
Don't be so paro, baby
Don't be so shallow baby (Shallow, baby)
Together we'll barrow, baby (Yeah)
You'll get the straight arrow, baby (Yeah)
I'm on the straight narrow, baby
I wing and go sparrow crazy
Like Donald Duck, I know Daisy

Goals


Been hustling a lot past few days... shares doing well today with BP soaring...

Yet after this Friday I will have a lot more free time to do other things. I have more money to invest in shares and property now... been spending more time on property today. With the right support I believe I will make a decent amount of money in property and certainly want to...

Over time I will have to develop and enhance current relationships with lawyers, builders, other investors... and develop new ones with cleaners. All a learning process so feel free to connect.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Nietzsche


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Through music the passions enjoy themselves. #Nietzsche

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Writing


"look

i don't fucking write for people to interact

Mark Howitt
i do it because i like it" I do love my direct convos lols ;)

Do What You Want In Life...


Just had long phone call and been thinking about things today...

You've got to do what you want in life or there is no point. Remember everyone's doing what they think is best for themselves so NEVER feel bad about doing what you want- I don't. In fact I am too much of a nice guy sometimes...

But I do like writing so I'm going to do more of it. That's why I'm doing it now just off the top of my head... writing and seeing if good stuff comes out. Most of the time it does.

But anyway... I do have to figure out how to spend all of my money before death. I did a couple of things today that were stupid regarding money... but I cheered myself up by saying I have never done anything as stupid before with money in my life and I never will again. A lot of people do stupid things with money all the time... like paying rent really. My sister is a doctor and has.

Anyway I have also done some other things today which means... more time on shares and potentially property.

I want a good return and to learn from property... hopefully meeting Liz Baitson soon who will help...

But yeah... I actually need to spend a bit more time on shares too...

But then there's OTHER things that I will be spending more time on too... because you've got to enjoy what you do...

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Investment


Anyone can say anything. It's free to talk. It's free to lie...

But not everyone will pay you money. Or invest money in you. Those that do value you and take you seriously.

Don't Be 'Conditioned'


When I was at uni I walked out of a lecture.

There were about 300 people listening to the lecture. It was actually better than most of the lectures this uni guy had given- I had laughed at some of the jokes in it. But I checked my watch. This lecture had gone over the time limit and I needed to stick to my writing schedule. So I walked out.

The lecturer actually stopped talking all the time I was walking out. I didn't care, I just walked out with everyone watching.

Merrick Burrow never really liked me after that. I got some very bad marks for that English module.

Yet you have to go for your goals no matter what the 'social conditioning' situation is. If I could go back in time I wouldn't have gone to uni at age 18- I would have done some kind of sales job probably. Search for my 'Should You Go to University' article for more on this... for many people going to uni means less money for them (loss of earnings) and actually conditions them to be lazy.

It's not what your uni wants. It's not what your school wants. It's not what your parents want.

It's what you want.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Property Update



Quick property update... here's what I wrote before...

I am open to investing in property for the right return and learning experience. I have been researching property and have done one buy to let since 2015 so I know what the potential real returns are. I believe at some point I will be good at sourcing and negotiating property deals potentially by myself yet want to learn more first.



Any investment I make will be done on the principles of ADDING VALUE to the investment and also LEARNING from who I invest with. Please make contact if you believe you have a suitable investment.

As of now I have more money, knowledge and contacts. Looking to do something practical in property soon... been learning this 2014 yet time has come for action. I know all the theory and 'numbers' people can make so obviously I'm looking for a good deal yet have to get started soon!

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Make Sure You've Got Your Own Act Together


Early morning post after an interesting night out in Hudds...

So...

Pretty decent goal day yesterday... but there were a couple of things I could have done which I didn't do...

I need to ensure I have done everything I want to do for myself before even chatting to other people. And the only people I should be chatting to are HIGH VALUE people... which I pretty much did all yesterday. At least I have been goal focused for the last 10 hours...

Because let's be real- those close to me know what my goals are. So I write my Annabel article... pretty good, gets the views etc...

Of course Annabel isn't going to respond. She's just going to keep taking her BBC money and keep on being an actress. Her or her agent etc will have probably 'taken note'...

Fine.

I am going to keep on being a writer. At my age I should be around my peak so I have to deliver on that. I could be more famous but I never am a writer just to get famous.

People can peak at different age for different things. A woman's 'sexual market value' will probably have peaked by the age of 30... that's just in terms of looks. A lot of writers didn't get a book out until their 30s... I did mine at 21. But there is more to come... and I'm at the stage where I don't even NEED the money... which is a pretty good position compared to most writers.

I'm not just a writer. I am a share investor and am even in a 'share job' now. Horace Howitt, Richard Howitt and now Mark Howitt. It's in my blood and it's my duty to be the best investor the Howitt family has ever seen. My job as a share investor is to make as much money as possible and then make the best decisions with that money. I'm getting better at it. As long as I have enough money I will always be a share investor.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

"I've got the vocab girl... don't you worry your pretty little head about that..."


"I've got the vocab girl... don't you worry your pretty little head about that..."

Articles


By the way... if you're interested in me doing articles... I can do quite cheaply. It's not worth loads of my time 'applying' to lots of sites yet I have over 180,000 views on my share articles for sites such as www.fool.co.uk so contact me if you're interested.

If You're Rich It's Not Worth Going To Aldi


Word up...

So views are going pretty well at the moment... going to vary the content a bit with a NEW article.

If you're rich it's not worth going to Aldi...

I still check out supermarkets just for interest. I visited a Tesco express yesterday (I've shorted Tesco before successfully)... and the store actually was very similar to Aldi... just with more brand names and worse prices...

Yet if you compare the Aldi I use most with a Morrisons... I can see why a rich person would choose to use Morrisons.

Just want to state at this point Morrisons did employ a lying 'woman' called Violet Rowan who conned me out of money (future landlords beware) so I don't have any love for them really...

But WHY if you're rich is it not worth shopping at Aldi... if the prices were cheaper and everything was the same it would be...

But you have to factor in other things like... how long it takes to get a parking space... how long it takes to get and put back a trolley... how long you are waiting in store...

For a rich person earning say 80 pounds an hour- Aldi not worth it...

Maybe even 30 pounds an hour...

But I still believe Aldi will continue to grow because obviously few people are earning 80 pounds an hour and it's not even that many who earn 30 an hour.

Personally I will aim to 'switch it up' by going to Morrisons and other stores some times... they need to better their prices though.