Richard Bowman

Richard Bowman

Equity Analyst and Writer at Simply Wall St


  • IMM Diploma in Marketing Management completed at Damelin College

  • JSE Securities Exchange Registered Securities Trader

  • South African Futures Exchange Ordinary Dealer Certificate

  • South African Institute of Financial Markets Registered Persons Certificate


Fundamental Analysis • Technical Analysis • Portfolio Management • Asset Allocation • Behavioural Finance • Equities and Derivatives • Python (Numpy and Pandas)


Richard is an equity analyst at Simply Wall St. He has worked in and around the investment industry for over 21 years, including:

  • 4 years as an equity trader for two large asset management firms in South Africa;

  • 4 years as an institutional equity derivative trader at South Africa's largest stock brokerage;

  • 3 years as a self-employed day trader;

  • 2 years as sales director for a financial news startup based in Thailand;

  • 2 years building a stock analysis website and tools;

  • and 6 years as a freelance writer specializing in investing, trading and fintech.


In Simply Wall St, Richard researches and writes the weekly insights newsletter. He also writes articles for the Simply Wall St News Page which give context to individual companies past and potential future performance.


Richard enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, camping and reading.

You may connect with Richard on LinkedIn.


The Big Trends - Part 2: Demographic and Geopolitical Trends

Demographic changes are one of the dynamics that lead to secular trends. At any time there are numerous demographic shifts occurring around the world and most of them affect local and regional economies. There are also a few major demographic changes occurring across the globe.

The Coca Cola Company - The Bullish and Bearish Narratives

Coca-Cola is one of the world's most recognizable brands as well as one of the oldest listed companies. Its core business is very mature and operates in a market that's growing very slowly - however, the company has divested itself of low-margin bottling assets and is diversifying into new product segments which could help it keep EPS growing.

Visa Stock - The Bullish and Bearish Narratives

Visa (NYSE: V) operates the world’s biggest payment network, authorizing and facilitating payments between credit and debit card issuers and a merchant’s bank. If you use a Visa card to make a payment, Visa connects your bank to the merchant bank and processes the transaction.

Netflix - The Bullish and Bearish Narratives

Netflix is a well-known business and most people have a fairly good idea of its business model. To give you a quick summary though, the platform provides a movie and TV streaming service to consumers for a monthly subscription fee.

Microsoft Earnings Preview: It’s all About the Guidance

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) will be reporting 2nd quarter financial results on Tuesday after the market closes. The company has seen a marked slowdown in revenue and earnings growth which culminated in quarterly earnings declining year-on-year for the quarter that ended September 2022. The consensus estimate for EPS for the quarter ending December is $2.32. This would reflect a decline of 6.5% from the $2.48 reported a year earlier and a small sequential decline from the first quarter.

TSM’s Dividend History is Another Reason to Like the Stock

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE: TSM) reported an excellent set of fourth-quarter results, which resulted in the stock rallying as much as 9% on Thursday. Sales were lower than expected, but still 26.7% higher than a year ago. Earning per share rose 58% to $1.82 which was 7 cents ahead of consensus estimates.