Just the other week I was discussing Alzheimer’s disease with someone I met in a bar – as you do, and we bemoaned the way that as far as the UK is concerned there is not exactly a glorious history for the biotech sector. Can Summit Corporation break the jinx?
One of the most beneficial ways of using charting / technical methods is not necessarily to attempt to predict what will happen next in the manner of a Mystic Meg, but actually to try and determine what has just happened.
Chariot Oil & Gas is yet another of those in the E&P area where given the benefit of the doubt to the bull argument would have come around and bitten you with all the grace of a Liverpool striker.
There comes a time for every stock or market when you have to throw in the towel as far as the direction you may have been backing.
To run a junior oil company which claims to be sitting on reserves greater than those of Shell and to claim furthermore that this is only scratching the surface, takes a fair amount of self-belief.
It has to be said that I am not exactly feeling the love as far as the bulletin board community are concerned, given my recent sell stance on Gulf Keystone and the worst case scenario 10p share price target.
Avon Rubber produces a range of rubber products largely for the defence and dairy markets.
The fallout from the Teknomining Scandal and the growing belief that US Oil & Gas (USOP) will turn from comedy to tragedy ( while remaining a long running farce) has had a knock-on at Great Western Mining (GWMO) a company also from the Liam McGrattan stable listed on the AIM cesspit.
Following the publication of weak interims in March by tech stock K3 Business Technology (KBT), house broker finncap adjusted its forecasts but argued that the shares were, at 99p, very cheap and actually worth 195p.
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My last review of BAT Industries (BATS) was a bullish one, having examined the management strategy of this large and important international business geared as it is, by common consent (entirely reasonably so) to a long term, irresistible decline demand for its products. I noted at the time that analysts estimated on a consensus view that sales revenue would grow by 20% over the two year 2013 and 2014 to an annual sales figure of £16.7 billion by the end of next year along with a 20% increase in earnings and dividends to 248p and 162p respectively estimated for the year to 31 December 2014.
Despite the above average gambling aspect of its unusual business model and payout policy, my instinct is to add the shares to my 'shares for buying list', on the limited ground (not too hasty I trust) of first quarter trading; the explicit confirmation of continuing financial strength and an estimated ‘super normal’ prospective dividend yield of 6.9%.
While it is clear from the daily chart of Pentagon Protection that the shares are not exactly blessed with high trading volume, they have ticked most of the boxes you would wish to see for a stock or market to qualify as being one of the more compelling bull plays around.
Back on the Cesspit AIM market I see that the biggest faller today is Oracle Coalfields (ORCP) whose shares are off 13% at 1.55p valuing the company at £5.01 million.
I have successfully followed international engineering and construction group Kentz (KENZ) before – from a share price of 154.5p in July 2009 until a recommendation to bank profits at 346.5p in January 2011.
It is very often the case that as fire as minnows / penny shares that move around in fractions of pennies, there is not as much as one would like to go on in terms of charting furniture. However, it could be said that in this respect Coms (COMS) is the Heals of charts currently, given all the signals we have to go on, with most people positive or very positive.
Antofagasta has announced its March quarter production figures. The group produced 183.8 kt of copper, 2.6kt of molybdenum and 86.2k oz of gold for the quarter.
Infamous Bear raider Evil Knievil may be licking his wounds having lost more than a quarter of a million pounds on shorting ASOS (ASC) as we revealed here but the old boy is not deterred and has opened a major new short, we can exclusively reveal.
As we learned from the death of Baroness Thatcher, the mark of greatness is when you are insulted via social media. I can proudly announce that over the past 24 hours this has happened to me on Twitter.
AIM-listed Kryso Resources (KYS) is one of two current constituents of the Nifty Fifty gold portfolio and a rare gold-focused company whose share price has not been too badly impacted in recent times – the shares at a current 32.125p are ahead on a 1 year basis and not vastly off their 2013 high of 35.375p.
The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.
This week's contest is graciously sponsored by MoneySwap, the Filthy Forty constituent that has this week requested to be dropped from the AIM market.
Making money from shares is simple. Well it should be. Buy cheap. Hold. Hold. Hold. Hold, and finally sell when the shares have delivered you big gains. Where so many folks go wrong is getting impatient and not being prepared to hold, hold, hold. Let us tell you about Symphony Environmental (SYM) which we tipped at a 6.75p offer just over three years ago. It did nothing for ages....
Before I call it a day I want to see the victims of the African Potash (AFPO) fraud get some of their money back, even if some of those victims were fairly beastly to me as I exposed the fraud. Friday's bombshell from Potash shows the game is up but the big frauds happened before this worthless enterprise was booted off AIM. To that end I have been working to help put together a legal action. That action is now almost underway and Peter Petyt, the man running things, wrote to more than 50 victims who have come forward at the weekend. If you lost money and want to try to get it back it is not too late to contact Peter. His letter & contact details follow.
AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) Exec Chairman Dr Michael Jeffrey Sinclair has, according to the OpenCorporates.com website, served as an officer of 155 companies over his illustrious career. With Advanced Onco facing a few issues of cash as it tries to get its Harley Street facility installed and running, it is perhaps worth a gander through this record. Here are the first 29 listed on the OpenCorporates.com website (actually it is 30, but one appears to be a double entry so has been removed).
On tipping shares in Metal Tiger (MTR) earlier this month, we noted an oversubscribed (initially £3 million, but then £4.29 million) fundraising through well-known North American natural resources name Sprott. Tiger has now announced the closing of the funding…
BNN Technology (BNN) published its Annual Report last week along with an update on its current cash position and the appointment of a new Non-Exec Chairman. The share price has rallied 6% but is still shy of the 80p at which broker Mirabaud recently raised £25 million - and, looking through the bluster, there are some serious issues that holders might care to consider.
Artificial political constructs never last. The EU is great for the “elites” in Brussels; not so much for the average citizen and the tragedy of monetary union is that Europe's political class has gone to extreme lengths to hold the euro together regardless of underlying economic logic. But this has only perpetuated and exacerbated the coming political crisis. "Monetary union has created a conflict between a centralised elite on the one hand, and the forces of democracy at the national level on the other. This is extraordinarily dangerous,” Mervyn King wrote in his recent book 'The End of Alchemy'.
Hello Share Snappers. It’s a bit disconcerting when you elect a share to bring to your notice and then find it appears on the list of most shorted shares on this stupendous website.
This week's contest is graciously sponsored by African Potash, AIM, NEX, Chris Cleverly vehicle that is bound to hit the stratosphere.*
In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit and Johnny Hon of Global Group discuss: Is China a Fraud-ridden bubble? And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.
Friday, we asked you to caption the photo inside in recognition of the snap election. The results seem to show that ShareProphets readers are neither Labour voters nor CloudTag fans.
Another day and another ramptastic "Operations Update" from Andalas Energy (ADL). Operations is a bit of a strong word as Andalas does not really have any. It should really have been "Jam Tomorrow" update but then again tomorrow suggests the jam may arrive which, given the track record of this dog, looks unlikely. What will arrive on Friday is a demand for £500,000 and as Andalas has sod all cash and is burning what it has at a rate of knots that is a bit of a problem. Oddly this is not mentioned in today's RNS.
In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.
In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Paul Scott finds Nigel Wray's and Paul Mumford's investment strategies. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.
I previously wrote on WANdisco (WAND) in January – ‘one quarter does not an investment make, but offers some encouragement for shareholders’. The following updates with the shares currently on the rise on the back of a “Significant customer win and Q1 update” announcement…
After all the fussing and moaning about Tom leaving the site to pick olives or raise snakes or whatever it is he's doing, and following a spectacular week where the most popular story was written by yours truly, we have come to what we all expected in the first place. The number one story this week is General Election June 8th - Surely there is no doubt as to the outcome, there is no uncertainty now, written by one Tom Winnifrith.
Together Robert Sutherland Smith and Tom Winnifrith have now been working in finance for 71 years - the last ten or so together. Tom wishes to stress that RSS accounts for most of that, the great value investor starting his City career at the Unilever Pension Fund the year before Tom was born. In this book they outline 71 tricks of the trade for making money from shares.
Get the first ShareProphets Pocket Guide ebook, EIS - Buying shares with numerous tax breaks. Want to cut your income tax bill, get loss relief if your AIM listed shares go down, pay no CGT, avoid IHT - EIS could be the way and this book explains how.
Most investment books seem to be large enough to keep the front door open and while some contain gems it is hard to find them amid the verbiage. The aim here is to produce a short guide which simply cuts to the chase. I hope that it will provide food for thought for everyone from beginner to expert but whoever you are it should be quick and easy to read and digest.
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