Meet Quentin Lumsden | The man behind the Growth Shares
My name is Quentin Lumsden. I am the founder, publisher and editor of Quantum Leap. I edited my first investment newsletter in 1970 and subsequently worked as a fund manager and financial journalist before returning to my first love, editing investment newsletters and picking growth shares. I became the editor of such publications as The Investors Chronicle Stockmarket Letter and The USM Investor. In 1984 I launched my own investment publishing business with the first edition of Quantum Leap going out to a handful of subscribers in October 1984.
I actually bought my first stock while still at school, a stock which I chose myself. It was Rank Organisation, the cinema chain and leisure business. I bought the shares because most of the value of Rank shares consisted of a stake in a US company, Xerox, which launched photocopiers on the world in the first great revolution in office productivity. The shares quickly doubled after I bought them, making me realise that, if you get it right, the stock market is a wonderful place to make money with very little effort. You just sit back and watch the shares climb.
Naturally, I quickly discovered that shares can go down as well as up but over the years
I have made more money from investing on my own behalf than I ever have from my business or from owning property even though I bought my first house in 1974.
I am telling you quite a lot about me because I am Quantum Leap. I personally research and pick all the growth shares. I try to keep the number of recommendations down so that I can really stick to the best. If a share does not seem to have the potential to rise 10-fold over a period of years I won't recommend it. Read how I value stocks.
In summary, my long term record as a growth stock picker is good, I am doing well right now, beating the indices by miles and I think we could be on the brink of an exciting new bull market, a real one, not just a recovery from the lows, which is what we have had so far.