Shares in Kingfisher (KGF) have rallied strongly in the past few weeks .
On 9th April AIM listed Sefton Resources (SER) issued an RNS in which it stated explicitly that March output data from its California field was 3,208 barrels (103 bopd) and that this data had been reported to DOGGR, The California State supervisor.
AIM-listed Stanley Gibbons (SGI) is a market leading stamps and collectibles business and brand. In a current economic environment of uncertainty, where safe yield is hard to find and with the internet facilitating accessibility, the company yesterday reported “continued strength of the global philatelic market” and “new high net worth collectors entering the market”.
The views of our esteemed colleague Tom Winnifrith on this company are well known. The outlook from a technical perspective is interesting, if not encouraging.
While there may be worse charting situations than Gold Oil in the resources minnows area, even after the one year unwinding of the early 2012 spike, this stock would appear to be on the back foot.
Leni Gas & Oil (LGO) has today announced a deal with Meridian SEZC through which Meridian will provide Leni with a debt facility of up to US$50m.
In a piece here last week, with its shares then at 436p, I noted that a March update from FTSE-250 tech chip designer Imagination Technologies (IMG) had “highlighted some clear near-term uncertainties and the valuation still looks to provide precious little of a ‘margin of safety’ to absorb unsatisfactory developments.
It would appear that for differing reasons both Miers and Mir see downside at Iofina today.
I offer no comment on this weekly feature it is a simple matter of observation.
Amid the slow motion train wreck that is the AIM market, one stock has certainly bucked the trend. Since raising money at 37.5p less than a year ago Iofina PLC (IOF) has seen its share price rocket to 232p before settling back at today’s 190p. T
Desperado was a great song by The Eagles, and although some 40 years old, could be the theme tune to the latest RNS from Gulf Keystone.
The recent particularly horrid sentiment towards the natural resources sector has – as noted in my recent piece on Archipelago Resources – impacted even the rare profitable and dividend-paying AIM-listed sector constituents.
Wolfson Microelectronics (WLF) served up a Q1 trading statement on 30th April which seems to have pleased investors.
Last week Quindell Portfolio (QPP) announced the acquisition of a 20 year old claims management company to help them meet accelerating demand as well as a significant contract with one of the UK’s largest direct insurers.
Two seasons have arrived simultaneously: Spring, and the reporting season for Banks. The bank’s first quarter figures have been delivered along with some cheerful late arrived sunshine. In the real world of long delayed warmth and sun, things suddenly seem wonderfully natural and uncomplicated to the average, well adjusted, individual feeding his mossy lawn. Daffodils are daffodils and cherry blossom is cherry blossom. “Oh to be in England…etc.”
With the first quarter’s results from Astra Zeneca (AZN) the curtain has gone up for the first act of what we all know will be a tough and difficult year; a stock market version of Gounod’s Faust but with a happier ending we trust.
Just when will investors realise how good the potential is for Nostra Terra Oil & Gas? (NTOG)
Right now resources stocks listed on the Cesspit AIM market have a sort of Freddy Starr status.
The U.S. Comex gold futures fell $122.70 and 7.69 percent in April, representing the largest sell-off in gold since December 2011 when the gold futures fell over $200 intra-month.
A couple of months ago when Afren was trading near 150p and there was bid speculation in the air, I called the stock higher on technicals.
The June edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three resource shares to buy, two more share tips, a voting guide for investors, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins a special offer expiring on June 14 and much more.
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Okay I do not own these shares personally. I case anyone is thinking of going for me in a libel case I own nothing but FIML, owned by my family trusts, has built from scratch a fairly sizeable portfolio of 18 stocks. For what it is worth here they are in descendeing order of current value.
My second piece on insiders cashing in and odd TR-1’s is, very predictably, looking at Echo Energy and, in particular, the two late RNS’s on Friday afternoon which show that the “Cornerstone Investor”, Greenberry plc, is offloading shares and warrants all over the shop and appears to be almost giving them away too – what a charitable sort! Let’s take a look.
Shares in Minoan (MIN) were up a smidgeon Friday but have been heading the wrong way all week. At the time of writing they are 7.5p-8.5p - a spread wide enough to drive a bus through. Market makers really do take the piss on occasion if not most of the time. Anyhow is anything wrong? Let's deal with the various rumours sent to us by email.
We had heard that there were boardroom, er discussions, underway at Reach4 Entertaiment (R4E) and thus it is no great sutprise to see that David Stoller is to step down as Executive Chairman and as a director as of September 30.
A couple of pieces this weekend on similar themes, namely insiders cashing in and unusual, or complete lack of, TR-1s. This first article looks at the astonishing amount of money seemingly made in no time at all by Chris Akers at Red Leopard Holdings (RLH).
Hello Share Pokers. If any more evidence was needed that we live in strange times it is this weekend’s news that the Bank of England was investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. I ask you!
Yesterday I revealed to you the 18 shares I own and thanks for all the comments. For the avoidance of doubt that portfolio started at zero four and a bit years ago and we have more than trebled our money to date. It happens. But I lied to you, the portfolio is incomplete. I own two other shares.
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...
In the latest video podcast from Palisade Capital, perhaps the world's best known resource fund manager, Rick Rule of Sprott, discusses the surprising lack of volatility in the markets and with the various worldwide challenges one would expect it to be much higher. He is not optimistic when one looks at the collective balance sheets of governments with their underfunded pension plans and is acting on the assumption that the markets will get more volatile.
Rather as in the general election we found ourselves on the losing side at the Petropavlsovsk (POG) EGM. Peter Hambro and all bar two of the old board are out and nominees of the dodgy Russian shareholders are in. How should one view this?
The attempted robber barons of the InterQuest (ITQ) management buyout team (at Chisbridge Ltd) have made a “Level of Acceptances Update & Extension of Offer” announcement - and the independent director at InterQuest has responded…
Shares in Falanx (FLX) were almost 10p a month ago. The other day they were 6.25p to sell. What on earth happened? What fundamental event caused the company to lose more than a third of its value? Of course there was no such event. Price does not equal value.
Bellzone Mining (BZM) was floated by Canaccord in 2010 (on April Fool’s day as it happens). It raised £30 million at 35p to fund the development of an iron ore project in Guinea, West Africa, the baby of Aussie entrepreneur Nikolajs Zuks, valuing the company at £184 million. Seven years on the company is still in the feasibility stage, having spent $336 million of shareholders’ money and, with the share count having more than tripled, the market cap is £33 million.
The standout story of the week is Tom Winnifrith - the shares that are my 18 holdings: the non dirty dozen and a half which not only takes the top spot, it only went up yesterday and easily blew past every other story as it was Tweeted and passed around the bulletin boards. It can be crazy when a story catches fire like that.
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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