David Thornton

David Thornton is a small cap share expert with over 30 years’ experience in the investment world. He was an equity fund manager at Henderson Global Investors for 17 years, and in 2006 he launched the Matrix New Europe Fund, investing in equities throughout Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey. 

Recently, David took over as editor of the UK’s best-selling small cap newsletter, Red Hot Penny Shares – where he can fully indulge his passion for hunting exciting small share companies across the country. He also writes our free Penny Sleuth email.


Invest in worker-owned firms to boost your returns

Worker ownership may sound like a revolutionary idea. But actually it’s a good way to boost capitalism – and returns for investors, says David Thornto…
30 Jul 2015
Investment strategy

John Maynard Keynes’ three rules for successful investing

The economist John Maynard Keynes was also a very successful stock investor. Here, David Thornton outlines his three key rules for making money in the…
14 Apr 2015

Three predictions about the oil price

Making predictions about the oil price is a mug’s game, says David Thornton. But that's not going to stop him. So here goes with three of his own.
4 Dec 2014

Ten simple rules for maximising your penny share profits

Maximise your penny share profits by following these ten simple rules from small-cap expert David Thornton.
24 Oct 2014

Where to find penny shares

David Thornton explains what penny shares are, and where to find small-cap stocks to invest in.
9 Oct 2014
Share tips

Profit as cash goes mobile

Apple’s new toys may be thrilling for tech geeks, but the real excitement for investors lies in its new payment system, says David Thornton.
18 Sep 2014

The most important number for penny share investors

Letting your small-cap stocks run on can make you a fortune, says David Thornton. The hard part is knowing which of your winners to back.
2 Sep 2014
Investment strategy

Valuing penny shares that don't make any money

David Thornton outlines some things to think about when valuing a company that has never made a profit and may never have made a sale.
23 Jun 2014

Why small-cap shares beat large

Returns from investing in successful small companies are consistently better than returns from investing in large companies. Small-cap expert David Th…
6 Jun 2014

Why you should buy small-cap stocks if you want to beat the market

Some investment styles really do genuinely seem to work better than others over time. And one of those is investing in small-cap stocks. Here's why.
6 Jun 2014
Investment strategy

How to build your small-cap stock portfolio

David Thornton outlines his simple rules for how private small-cap investors can manage their portfolio.
3 Jun 2014

How to buy and sell penny shares

Small-cap stock expert David Thornton explains the ins and outs of investing in penny shares.
8 May 2014

Graphene could change the world… but will it make money?

Graphene has many special qualities, and huge potential. But who is going to make money from it? David Thornton looks at one small-cap British company…
16 Jan 2014
Share tips

Buy into 'big data': the biggest upheaval since the industrial revolution

The collection of vast data pools is revolutionising everything from medicine to agriculture, and the firms at the forefront stand to profit, says Dav…
21 Nov 2013