The Desert Island Investor

Listen to the experiences and strategies of private investor, Mark Atkinson. Mark's long-term investments enabled him to become financially independent and to retire at the comparatively early age of 53. The stocks he reviews are from his actual portfolio, not a 'virtual' one, so these are genuine win-some, lose-some stories. We hope that you'll also enjoy regular feature 'Question in a Bottle' where Mark answers listeners' questions about investing.

The Desert Island Investor

Episode posted on 29/03/2023

In this episode of the podcast Mark reviews the latest addition to his portfolio, sustainable palm oil producer M.P. Evans (MPE). M.P. Evans Group PLC owns oil-palm plantations in Indonesia and also has an investment in a property company in Malaysia. Its shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange AIM. The 'Question in a Bottle' this time is from Mark's wife Elaine who asks Mark, if you are planning to be on that island for some time, how do I get hold of the money in your portfolio if something happens to you? :-)

The Desert Island Investor podcast is a series of podcasts that document the experiences and strategies of private investor Mark Atkinson. Mark's long-term investments have enabled him to become financially independent and to retire at the comparatively early age of 53. This episode of the podcast is generously hosted by London City based analysts Progressive Equity Research.

Created by Mark Atkinson (LinkedIn) | Produced by Paul Kerin | Wave SFX by juskiddink (Freesound) Creative Commons Attribution Licence | Corkscrew SFX by YleArkisto (Freesound) Creative Commons Attribution Licence | Question in a Bottle illustration courtesy of Freepik.

Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
https://uppbeat.io/t/yeti-music/peaceful-morning
License code: L0TLWWJDT28JVSTX

M.P. Evans (website)

Disclaimer: The content of this podcast is provided for general information only and the opinions expressed by Mark, his guests and the producers of the podcast do not constitute financial advice. Before purchasing financial products it is advisable to seek the guidance of a professional financial advisor.

Episode posted on 07/03/2023

In this podcast, Mark provides his feedback from attending the Fundsmith Annual Shareholder's Meeting as well as the first Fundsmith regional event in Manchester. Fundsmith, under the guidance of legendary portfolio manager Terry Smith, invest in equities on a global basis and the company’s approach is to be a long-term investor in its chosen stocks. The 'Question in a Bottle' is from Matt Ellis who asks Mark, how did he start investing and what advice would he give to people who were thinking of starting their own portfolio today?

The Desert Island Investor podcast is a series of podcasts that document the experiences and strategies of private investor Mark Atkinson. Mark's long-term investments have enabled him to become financially independent and to retire at the comparatively early age of 53. This episode of the podcast is generously hosted by London City based analysts Progressive Equity Research.

Created by Mark Atkinson (LinkedIn) | Produced by Paul Kerin | Wave SFX by juskiddink (Freesound) Creative Commons Attribution Licence | Corkscrew SFX by YleArkisto (Freesound) Creative Commons Attribution Licence | Question in a Bottle illustration courtesy of Freepik.

Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
https://uppbeat.io/t/yeti-music/peaceful-morning
License code: L0TLWWJDT28JVSTX

Fundsmith (website)

Disclaimer: The content of this podcast is provided for general information only and the opinions expressed by Mark, his guests and the producers of the podcast do not constitute financial advice. Before purchasing financial products it is advisable to seek the guidance of a professional financial advisor.

Episode posted on 13/02/2023

In this episode, Mark provides his personal review of touch screen manufacturer Zytronic (ZYT) and talks about his experience of attending their 2023 AGM. Zytronic are global leaders in providing touch screen solutions that are durable and responsive. The Zytronics Group operates from three modern factories which are all located on a single site in the United Kingdom. The question in a bottle is from Mathew Ellis who asks Mark, when do you sell your stocks?

The Desert Island Investor podcast is a series of podcasts that document the experiences and strategies of private investor Mark Atkinson. Mark's long-term investments have enabled him to become financially independent and to retire at the comparatively early age of 53. This episode of the podcast is generously hosted by London City based analysts Progressive Equity Research.

Created by Mark Atkinson (LinkedIn) | Produced by Paul Kerin | Wave SFX by juskiddink (Freesound) Creative Commons Attribution Licence | Corkscrew SFX by YleArkisto (Freesound) Creative Commons Attribution Licence | Question in a Bottle illustration courtesy of Freepik.

Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
https://uppbeat.io/t/yeti-music/peaceful-morning
License code: L0TLWWJDT28JVSTX

Zytronic (website)

Disclaimer: The content of this podcast is provided for general information only and the opinions expressed by Mark, his guests and the producers of the podcast do not constitute financial advice. Before purchasing financial products it is advisable to seek the guidance of a professional financial advisor.

Episode posted on 29/01/2023

In this first episode of his new podcast, Mark explains his basic philosophy about investing and also provides a personal review of a recent addition to his portfolio, MTI Wireless Edge (MWE). This Israeli company is a world leader in the development and production of antenna solutions for both military and commercial markets.

The Desert Island Investor podcast is a series of podcasts that document the experiences and strategies of private investor Mark Atkinson. Mark's long-term investments have enabled him to become financially independent and to retire at the comparatively early age of 53. This episode of the podcast is generously hosted by London City based analysts Progressive Equity Research.

Created by Mark Atkinson (LinkedIn) | Produced by Paul Kerin | Wave SFX by juskiddink (Freesound) Creative Commons Attribution Licence | Corkscrew SFX by YleArkisto (Freesound) Creative Commons Attribution Licence | Question in a Bottle illustration courtesy of Freepik.

Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
https://uppbeat.io/t/yeti-music/peaceful-morning
License code: L0TLWWJDT28JVSTX

In the Company of Mavericks (podcast)

Disclaimer: The content of this podcast is provided for general information only and the opinions expressed by Mark, his guests and the producers of the podcast do not constitute financial advice. Before purchasing financial products it is advisable to seek the guidance of a professional financial advisor.