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How the Snap Election Will Affect Your Share Prices

Published 8 days ago

Hello Share Pillagers. We all should have known something big was going to happen by the way shares were marked down heavily after the Easter break. On Easter Monday, when our stock market was closed, the US version was open. During that session, American shares rose by about 1%. That usually means British shares rise in tandem, but not this time.

General Election June 8th - Surely there is no doubt as to the outcome, there is no uncertainty now

Published 8 days ago

Bloody Theresa May. There was I off work and she has just gone and called a snap General Election for June 8th. Time for everyone to panic? Er...no.

Are We Singing From the Same Page When I Say this Firm Could Just Be the Job?

Published 9 days ago

Hello Share Spooners. I’ve long held that recruitment agencies are a decent bet in these turbulent times. The reason is that unemployment seems to be on the back foot in various parts of the globe, including here in Blighty.

A British Bulldog Called Sirius Which Should Benefit from Brexit

Published 16 days ago

Hello Share Slicers. If you've visited Germany in the last few years, as I have, you’ll be impressed by the prosperity which swirls around the place. People driving posh cars, while smartly dressed (compared to Blighty anyway where the standard is admittedly exceptionally low). There is a fully-listed British property company which has a load of business parks in Germany - including the prosperous cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. It is doing them up to attract bigger rents.

When all this blows up

Published 23 days ago

Last week the German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that leaked documents they’ve seen from the country’s finance ministry warn that a so-called hard Brexit would have ‘grave economic and systematic consequences for Europe.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast on Brexit day - can you guess how this starts?

Published 28 days ago

Heck my family has been waiting 40 years for this day as I explain HERE you must allow me to have some fun! To the markets and I have a detailed look at Sabien Technology (SNT) which is talking absolute bollocks today, at Johnston Press (JPR) and then at China New Energy (CNEL), today's ramp of choice but which stinks to high heaven. Then I discuss whether I have been too harsh on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). The answer is that I have not been hard enough. Ahead of a GM on Friday which I am attending the stance remains sell with a target of 0p.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Wringing the Vicar's Neck, he is a mad Guardian reader

Published 36 days ago

Dad and I got back from the hospital and were sitting down to lunch. water for me, wine for him. After a morning with a range of Shipmans he deserved it. Who should bound in but the vicar from our old village of Byfield. I told him that I had recently written an article about wringing his neck HERE. He then gushed out a stream of left wing views on Trump, Brexit and other matters that were so barking mad that even my Guardian reading father was a bit taken aback. A bitter attack on Uncle Chris Booker was the final straw. No wonder the CofE is going to the dogs.  On the podcast that followed I cover Orogen (ORE) where we are in and backing Adam Reynolds again, Nyota (NYO), Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas Energy (ADL) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).

Kevin Hart - you thought he had gone from Bowleven: think again

Published 41 days ago

You and I had thought that Kevin Hart the grossly overpaid and underperforming CEO of Bowleven (BLVN) had cleaned his desk and gone after Tuesday's GM vote to sack the useless pig. Think again. He is still CEO and still on full pay and still running the company. This is like debating the Brexit referendum with that silly cow Gina Miller. A company is owned by its shareholders. The shareholders have voted to get rid, like we voted to quit the EU...but the bastard hangs on and Gina tries to subvert democracy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I am now officially at war with Advanced Oncotherapy and have bought 1 share in the POS

Published 49 days ago

Yesterday I asked Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) to answer 16 questions. I regret to say that as at 12 noon today now undertaking had been given to answer the questions and that therefore I am now at war. As such as I celebrated International Women's day by having a good looking 28 year old blonde run her fingers through my hair I decided to buy one share in this POS company. Bring on the EGM and AGM says The Sheriff of AIM and I hope that other folks out there will also buy one share so that we can get the mothers on this board to answer some very valid questions. In this podcast i also look at how if I was running the fraud at Eden (EDEN) I would buy some time before all is revealed. I also comment on Solo Oil (SOLO) and on the budget and our irresponsible chancellor Hammond who is the real villain of sterling weakness, not Brexit.    

Switch Your Focus from Tiddlers to Leviathens - But Not Any Old Leviathan

Published 54 days ago

Hello Share Swappers. We are now living in even scarier times than usual in Shareland. What with Brexit, Big Donald, a possible new cold war, inflation and growing world debt. We are also being frightened witless by the continuing shocking revelations by Uncle Tom and his top team of investigators. If I were running a shaky company, especially one on AIM, I would not be sleeping - ever.

As Insurance Shares Boom, Why Not Look At Legal and General

Published 56 days ago

Hello Share Smashers. With the Footsie once again pushing into a new all-time record, it is perhaps time to re-visit an old favourite of mine.

Is the Black Horse Worth A Punt? This is Why I think it Might Be

Published 63 days ago

Hello Share Plodders. For a year or two now I've been saying that British banks are worth a re-look, if only because the number of fines and compensatory payments are bound to diminish soon. Now it looks as though the bank shares I've been suggesting most are set to rattle ahead even faster than the last few weeks. And their recent progress has already been encouraging.

Greece is likely to leave the Euro before the year is out, helped on its way by Trump

Published 65 days ago

In the past, the Americans have vigorously supported a compromise over Greece because, along with the rest of the political establishment, it views preserving the euro and the European Union as a strategic imperative of over-riding importance. But Trump doesn’t like the EU. Trump has made it very clear that he is very hostile to the EU. He backed Brexit, appointed an ambassador who believes the euro is destined to fall apart, and started a rhetorical trade war with Germany. In response, EU leaders, from Germany’s Angela Merkel to France’s François Hollande, have been fiercely critical of Trump. Relations between Washington and Brussels have probably never been worse. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: In (partial) defence of Colin Bird at Xtract Resources

Published 67 days ago

This will not make me popular. If you want to see me going for someone who really deserves it I stick the boot into the war criminal and Brexit denier Tony Blair in a podcast on Tom Winnifrith.com HERE. As to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR) which we own thanks to the blinding stupidity of Gary Newman & Steve Moore, the lynch mob is out after last week's hugely discounted placing. I am not defending my friend Colin entirely, nor am I tipping the shares, but I think some folks are not giving him credit for some of what he has done to rescue a company that was bust and are not putting his actions in context as I explain in full.

Management Resource Solutions blocks democracy, treats shareholders with contempt - shameless wankers

Published 77 days ago

Murray D'Almeida of Management Resource Solutions (MRS) is to AIM what the loathsome fat slug Kenneth Clarke is to Brexit. The little people can think what they want. Voters can express a clear decision on the EU, just as shareholders in PLCs can make it clear what they want, but Murray - who should be their servant - thinks he knows best and does not give a stuff about any idea of democracy. Just like fat Ken.

Drink, Drink, Drink to Diageo Shares

Published 86 days ago

Hello Share Trudgers. I’m going to suggest again you look at Diageo (DGE), one of the world’s biggest drinks companies. If you look at your FaceBook pages, you’ll see snaps of loads of friends and relatives, leering with a drink in their hands.

A Ear in Your Shell-Like. Royal Dutch Shares May Be in for a Boost.

Published 88 days ago

Hello Share Suckers. You’ve may have noticed, but probably haven’t, that I’ve been selling shares in some companies which I am heavily invested in. This is because times are uncertain and success with a few of my favourites, have left them a little top heavy in their pricing territory.

Notes from Underground: May and Trump be with us

Published 95 days ago

Well, this is awkward.. Prime Minister Theresa May will be visiting newly minted US President Donald Trump next week and hopes to initiate some sort of trade deal, a mere 48 hours after Trump told the world of his plans: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first.” But I am sure that he'll make an exception for us. TW Note - Does Darren actually bother to check what Trump says on Trade deals? More fake news from remoaning liberal losers...

Why I think Shares Might Fly when Brexit Gets Closer

Published 98 days ago

Hello Share Skaters. When pushed by the respected blogger Bearfacts on this ground-breaking website this week, my finger was hovering over ‘sell’ buttons more than ‘buy’ switches in this rather scary month.

Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon - a total fucking genius: another Brexit lecture from The King

Published 99 days ago

Mr Martin you are our hero. You say what we all think about the traitors art the Bank of England, City experts, the spineless twerp Cameron and the remoaners. You say it as it is. Today's comments in the trading statement are just utterly bang on the money.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Do you think Jamie Oliver is a tosser?

Published 110 days ago

The fraud African Potash (AFPO) has until 7 January ( saturday) to find a new Nomad or its shares get booted off the AIM casino first thing Monday. On the ISDX lobster pot (now known as the NEX lobster pot) it can't get a placing away - for reasons explained in this podcast - so it will be tits up within weeks. That has implications for Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR). Jamie Oliver is blaming Brexit as he shuts six of his over-priced branded eateries. But he is just another celeb tosser don't you think? I look at the real macro headwinds the UK faces. There is comment on Crawshaw (CRAW) and then a very detailed review of Lombard Risk Management (LRM) which is, I reckon a car crash in waiting.

Yet More Reasons to Look Into British House Builders

Published 112 days ago

Hello Share Monkeys. The share price of many well-known British builders has been revitalised already this year. The main driver seems to be the view of Deutsche Bank that there is significant value in this kind of investment.

Can the Ebony Nectar Rocket the Footsie to Where It's Never Boldly Gone Before?

Published 113 days ago

The bulls among us are rejoicing at the beginning of the new year. But what’s causing the Footsie to beat its all-time highs? 

Is Wincanton a Win, Win Situation? A Few Reasons Why it Might be.

Published 119 days ago

Hello Share Crunchers. May I bring to your attention Wincanton (WIN) a freight haulage firm. It’s been described as a provider of supply chain solutions, but I expect you join me in ridiculing fancy descriptions like that.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No3 Sell Wolseley says Chris Bailey

Published 124 days ago

Best FTSE-100 short for 2017?  After musing about the property stocks I chanced upon Wolseley’s (WOS) epic push towards a 50 quid share price.  First congratulations to anyone who picked up shares in the plumbing and building industry supplier at the time of the Brexit referendum vote for around 36 quid.  My advice though for 2017 is to sell the shares. 

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 1 Buy Whitbread says Chris Bailey

Published 125 days ago

If you want to buy just one new single stock in the FTSE-100 for 2017 you need to look at the perceived Brexit losers given, over the course of the next 12 months, Brexit apocalypse will move further away via delays and position dilution.  Forget big overseas earners as this backdrop will crimp their translated back into Sterling earnings so it has to be more domestic plays.  And filtering for market leadership, strong balance sheet and continued growth hopes I end up with Whitbread (WTB) the owner of the Costa Coffee and Premier Inn franchises. 

Enter the Great British Bank Challenge with a Look at Aldemore.

Published 126 days ago

Hello Share Carollers. Despite Wild Rides’ consistent scepticism, I still favour investing in all of the four biggest banks at the mo. The recent rallies of Barclays (BARC) RBS (RBS) Lloyds(LLOY) and the Honkers Bonkers (HSBA) surely support  this view. 

Santa Could Come Early to This Glittering Store as Its Shares Might Fly

Published 128 days ago

Hello Share Scramblers. While its beginning to look a lot like Christmas, B&M (BME) the cheapie store is beginning to look like a reasonable punt to me. The full name is B&M European Retail, by the way.

Rivington goes bust: I blame Tom Winnifrith no er hang on Brexit er no hang on...

Published 129 days ago

Naturally a headline about Rivington going bust grabbed my eye. Rivington was the firm I founded but which went bust two years after I left after all its businesses were asset stripped by others. But natch go ahead and blame me. But this is a different Rivington although no doubt Aiden Earley and the Bulletin Board Morons will also try to pin the demise of Rivington Biscuits on me too.

Italy is a very big and aggressive fish to fry

Published 135 days ago

Speaking in the week Mark Carney said that People are angry, as they face “The first lost decade since the 1860s” and he recognised that the benefits of economic progress have been unevenly felt. Worryingly he sees that the stagnation in wages, with no precedent for a century and a half, is set to continue.  Younger people have been disproportionately hit, he also conceded.

John Lewis of Hungerford – full-year results, “fifth consecutive year of sales growth” BUT…

Published 140 days ago

Specialist kitchen manufacturer and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford (JLH) has announced results for its year ended 31st August 2016 – including a “fifth consecutive year of sales growth, which exceeded £8 million for the first time”. However…

Stephen Hawking Warns, This Is The "Most Dangerous Moment In Human History."

Published 142 days ago

The majority of people are sick of the status quo and feel they have been "abandoned by their leaders," wrote renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in a  Guardian op-ed warning on Thursday that the rise of Donald Trump and Britain's Brexit vote come at "the most dangerous time in the history of the human race."

Berkeley Profits Build, but Future Orders Fall. Chose Your Builder Carefully.

Published 145 days ago

Hello Share Swipers. You may recall that I’ve been saying most house builders are worth your attention these days. I base it on the rules of supply and demand and wheezes, both new and old, by the government to boost new homes. I’ve been right so far. Just one example is that Berkeley has announced a leap in profits by a third on the half year to the end of October.

Dixon Carphone Merger Pays Off, So Could the Shares Rise by a Third?

Published 146 days ago

Hello Share Bashers. Selling computers and phones and big screen television sets has not been easy. In recent years, quite a few stores have disappeared from our high streets and out of town shopping centres.

Foxtons share price overreacts to letting fees news

Published 150 days ago

Estate agents took a big hit last week when Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement revealed a surprise, in the form of a ban on letting fees.

The Chairman's Blog 21: Sir Benjamin Dover of Global Mining Endeavours is back after a workplace injury

Published 159 days ago

Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Ben Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be candid in his approach. Blog number twenty one....

Time to Re-Visit the Banks? Yes, I Rather Think So

Published 164 days ago

Hello Share Plungers. As usual, when raising the thorny issue of whether banks are ever going to get back on track after the trauma of 2008, I am attacked by the symptoms of nervousness. But I still think all British banks will see fairly hefty share rises over the next few years. This is partly because outrageous fines issued by interfering busybodies and compensation claims will surely start to dry up.

Notes from Underground: It can't happen here. Or there. Oh, I give up.

Published 164 days ago

Last Tuesday's US election results was my worst nightmare. Not that a demagogue has won the White House. Not that said demagogue has surrounded himself with an array of nutcases and god botherers. It's not even that electoral success depends on lies and false promises and facts mean nothing.

Why Shares May Lead the Way in a Topsy Turvy World

Published 165 days ago

So far, the election of Big Donald has done the opposite of what many of us feared and the Dow has soared to new heights. If Trump does what he promised, or is it threatened, in his pre-vote speeches we can probably expect the Dow - and consequently the Footsie - to fall away again. Possibly heavily.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The poppy debate is about "cultural bigotry in post Brexit Britain" said the wanker on Radio 4

Published 167 days ago

I despair about the liberal elite. After Brexit and Trump they still don't get it as some idiot on Radio 4 demonstrated again today. Oh well, now it is over to the Italians to give them their next kicking. I cover their awful reaction to Trump today HERE. Then it is onto Trump, economics and the market then Mobile Streams (MOS) and them in detail the dodgy goings on with the Avanti Communications (AVN) share price.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Donald Trump wins - AS I PREDICTED - shares slump what next?

Published 168 days ago

I stayed up all night and as a result am knackered. I am happy because I wanted Trump to win as I explained HERE. I am even happier because I have time and time again, even on Monday HERE, shown you why the polls were wrong. And thus as predicted here in early September, the eight reasons why Trump was going to win proved valid. I look at the polling industry and the disgraceful behaviour of the media including BBC star Emily Maitlis and Matt Frei and Kylie Morris, both of Channel 4, in this campaign. I was right and almost the entire mainstream press here in the UK was just plain wrong.  Shares have tumbled this morning, I explain what is next for America and for equities there and in the UK and finally, if the establishment ignores this warning as well as Brexit, I predict that Europe will see upset next and explain why so many of us in the 99% remain very angry deplorables.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Will gold zoom if/when Trump wins

Published 172 days ago

I reflect briefly on the Brexit farce then move onto gold. Will it rise whatever happens on Tuesday? And what does it need to rocket? A win for Donald Trump or the instability of a narrow win for Hillary Clinton but a Republican Congress?

Never Mind that Election and Brexit. Luxury May Be Better than Defence.

Published 173 days ago

Hello Square Shufflers. We live in shaky times, all right. What will happen if Donald Trump becomes president? The big American traders are holding back on deals until they know more. So, as always when fewer shares change hands, nearly all stocks suffer. This translates into UK shares, which are already unstable because nobody, especially the government, seems to know how Brexit will play out.

One law for millionaires, one for little people - do Share Centre's pleb customers know its boss thinks this way?

Published 173 days ago

And debate rages on about yesterday's decision by three old men to deny what 17.4 million of us what we were told on a ballot paper on June 23rd, that which we would be given: Brexit. Wading into the debate is Gavin Oldham the founder and boss of The Share Centre a man now exposed as being on the side of the 1% (people like him) and not the 99% (you, me and his customers - the "little people"). Oldham tweets:

Brilliant Stuff: Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon - EU leaders are punishing EU companies with Brexit dogma

Published 176 days ago

There is a minor profits warning from JD Wetherspoon (JDW) today and thus I urge you to all go and buy a pint of its finest cheap lager to show solidarity with the company's founder and boss Tim Martin who has used his trading statement to point out how EU leaders are hitting their own people, not us, with the mad anti-Brexit actions. Over to hero of the day Tim Martin:

I remain bearish on Purplebricks going into 2017

Published 178 days ago

So far I have been wrong about Purplebricks (PURP), but despite that I still view it as over-valued at the moment.

Distil – half-year results, banking gains correct?

Published 179 days ago

Having recommended shares in drinks brand owner Distil (DIS) on the subscription Nifty Fifty website last year at a 0.9p offer price, we last month opted to bank gains at a 1.35p bid. The following reviews on the back of results from the company for the six months ended 30th September 2016…

Look At Howden Joinery and See if You Could Party in the Kitchen

Published 183 days ago

Hello Share Creepers. I’ve just had a kitchen and a bathroom fitted out. As it isn’t likely to be done again, I chose the most expensive tiles, snazzy worktops, a bath made from steel not plastic and a posh shower screen. Which brings me to today’s suggestion for your further exploration: Howden Joinery (HWDN).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am and insider and so fecking angry

Published 184 days ago

I have just been made an insider and so cannot tell you why I am so fecking angry but I am spitting nails. I am also furious with a loathsome slug called Antony Browne who spins for the British Bankers Association, lies about Brexit and should be strung up with piano wire. Then it is onto Cobham (COB), Andes Energia (AEN), Tertiary Minerals (TYM), Sunrise Resources (SRES), Avocet Mining (BASTARDS) and the wider issue of the rape of Africa by the 1% of the West and of Africa and how it screws BOTH the 99% in Africa and the 99% here as well. 

Crest Nicholson Should Build its Share Price after Unjustified Pressure

Published 189 days ago

Hello share screamers. I've had mixed encounters with brokers this week. It looks as though TD Waterhouse is handing the reins to Interactive Investor. Not sure I'm happy about that. Then I bought some stock in my ordinary trading account instead of my ISA. It took TD a heck of a long time to sort that out and a helpful chap called Cal worked efficiently and tirelessly on my behalf. Thanks Cal.

Up the United! The Big Utility Shares Should Float Back Up

Published 192 days ago

Hello Share Troopers. United Utilities Group (UU.) is Britain’s biggest water supplier. But the shares have fared worse than most this month. And while many Footsie giants have recovered after the Brexit vote, this stock which rose sharply after the vote is now dragging its feet. Yet there is no important reason to single it out as a loser, in my humble opinion.

Gold back below Brexit levels but for how long?

Published 193 days ago

It has not been a great few weeks for gold bugs. But the bad times will not last long. Certainly that is the view of the world's best known precious metals investor Sprott. Over to the experts:

Keep on Falling Pound and Make UK Shareholders Happy

Published 193 days ago

Hello Share Scrapers. The Dow continues to fall. The days when it topped 18500 seem long gone. Happily, the progress of America’s big indicator no longer seems to influence British shares very much. Perhaps it’s because the Brexit vote has given us more of an independent status in the eyes of big investors.

Renold – trading update, recovery from February profit warning woe?…

Published 195 days ago

Following a February profit warning, supplier of industrial chains and related power transmission products, Renold (RNO) has updated on its six months ended 30th September and its ‘STEP 2020’ strategic plan…

Prefer Emerging Markets to the Developed World? Ashmore Could Give You More

Published 195 days ago

Hello Share Munchers. I’m quite a fan of investment in emerging markets. My main reason is that they have room to grow as poverty-prone populations become, well, a bit less poverty-prone. I suppose I’m mainly thinking about India and China. Together with many African countries which are not doing at all badly, despite common perceptions to the contrary.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bring out the piano wire for the AIM awards tonight & are you boycotting marmite?

Published 195 days ago

I start with the bust up over marmite and other matters between Tesco (TSCO) and Unilever (ULVR). Naturally the democracy denying liberal establishment bastards at the BBC blame Brexit for sterling's slide and this - I explained here why this was wrong. I explain what this battle is really about. I then look at DiamondCorp (DCP), Iofina (IOF), Goldstone Resources (GRL) and Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). I end with a look at the AIM awards. I get really angry at this point and when the anarcho capitalist revolution arrives the 2,500 crony capitalists spending £750,000 of YOUR cash tonight merit a meeting with piano wire. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gays, Statistics, Conman Windham, & Apps for halfwit millennials

Published 198 days ago

I start on the issue of hate crimes against gays and Brexit and the Guardian just showing it does not understand data analysis as it spreads palpable lies - see HERE. Then it is onto comedy central with Conman Windham and apps for millennials via Valiant Investments. You really could not make this up. I comment on Eurasia Mining (EUA), Golden Saint Resources (DOGWITHFLEAS), Pittards (PTD) and Kefi (KEFI).

There's Money in Health and Safety. Just Ask Intertek.

Published 199 days ago

Hello Share Squashers. Intertek (ITRK) might sound like a new business for the technological age. It ain’t. It was founded in 1885 when Mr. Caleb Brett formed a marine surveying business to test and certify ships' cargoes.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Collapse of Sterling lie...I blame the Tories & the BBC

Published 200 days ago

Is Sterling collapsing? Well, er... yes and no. It partly depends on where we started? If it is sliding is that down to Brexit? That is far more of a no than a yes. So are the Tories to blame? As of last week, in part yes. Is the BBC telling lies because it still can't handle the Brexit result? Of course it is. Confused? All is explained in this week's podcast. And talking of lies my podcast I mention on Syria is HERE

Robots Play Footsie with the Pound - and Share Shifters Like Us Reap the Benefit.

Published 201 days ago

Hello Share Grinders. The falling pound always seems like a disaster. And It is to holidaymakers and students who are studying broad, like my daughter at the moment. But there is no need to be glum if you are a shareholders. There’s no doubt in my mind that the current soaraway Footsie is because we have brilliant companies over here. Not!!

Ready for a Cardinal Suggestion? - Take a look at Wolseley

Published 206 days ago

Hello Share Zappers. If you’ve had the misfortune to buy a new part for your boiler after your central heating failed to re-start this Autumn, you’ll know that bits and pieces of the plumber's trade can be quite pricey these golden days. I bet the makers of these essential things have quite a high margin of profit. After all, we know that the cost of some raw materials that make them are a lot lower than they used to be.

Reasons to Look At Gleesons - the Gleeful Share Price Might Bring You Glee

Published 211 days ago

Hello Share Switchers. I’m not sure I’m going to let this subject go - as I have quite a lot of faith in the prospect that, for once, I might be right. That is that British house builders are going to be coining it in a lot stronger than they have hitherto.

Alternative Networks – offers only vague near year-end profit warning attributed to EU referendum of more than 3 months ago! ...

Published 211 days ago

UK business IT and communications service provider, Alternative Networks (AN.) has made a “Trading Update” announcement including under a first bullet point “some project completions will be delayed beyond the year end”. Uh-oh…

Despite Posting a Loss, Allergy Therapeutics is Not to Be Sneezed at

Published 212 days ago

Hello Share Puzzlers. Thank goodness the hay fever season is over. I no longer suffer, having moved to the seaside, but the horror of a blocked conk and streaming eyes remains. You may have noticed that allergies seem to be on the rise. At least the number of folk who complain about them is.

Gattaca – update as shares in the former Matchtech Group continue to slide

Published 212 days ago

Having, last writing on Matchtech Group, suggested a small, speculative buy with the shares then recovering to above 350p (see HERE), I now update following a few subsequent announcements from the company and the shares falling from above 387p less than a week ago to currently sub 340p…

Dare We Invest in a British Bank? Have Another Look at Barclays

Published 217 days ago

Hello Share Pushers. Barclays Bank is one of those shares I’ve held for years and years and rather wish I didn’t. No sooner do I top up then another bombshell, usually to do with world economics, hits - and down the shares come again. Were it not for the divi, I might have gone round and lambasted a director or two.

Up and Away with British Airways (International Consolidated)? Perhaps Not.

Published 220 days ago

Hello Share Hammerers. I cashed in my British Airways shares before the price of aviation fuel crashed. This timing error cost me a lot of money. And you probably agree with me that selling just before a share price leap is probably the nastiest feeling a share shifter can experience.

As Galliford Gallops On, You May Want To Give It a Try

Published 222 days ago

Hello Share Punchers. I’m not sure that I did not cover my favourite builder Galliford Try (GFRD) rather too recently. But when a share commentator like myself is more convinced of one of his subjects' future success more than many of his others, he should press the point more than once.

Photo Article: My son born at 6.03 AM at 8 llbs - mother and baby doing well

Published 223 days ago

 He is sleeping like an er...baby right now. Both mother and child are doing well after a 6.03 AM birth with a lovely Brexit and grammar school supporting midwife from Ulster in charge. The name is, as yet, undecided.

Crawshaw – following a more than 8% share price fall yesterday, a profit warning today! …

Published 223 days ago

“Trading update” announcement from fresh meat and food-to-go retailer Crawshaw (CRAW) includes in the first paragraph “suppressed footfall patterns caused by a combination of the international football, adverse weather and Brexit… persisted”. Uh-oh…

Profits Up, Divi Up. Could Be Worth Shopping for Dunelm Shares

Published 224 days ago

Hello Share Pippers. The chain store firm of Dunelm Group (DNLM) has produced some jolly good figures. They are in line with other reports that consumer spending is actually up since the Brexit vote. So all those gloomy folk who predicted hard times ahead after our decision to divorce from Europe are wrong.

Minoan - good news and bad, on balance...

Published 224 days ago

First the bad news from Minoan (MIN) - a profits warning on the Travel & Leisure side. What is shocking here is the speed at which things have gone awry. Bear in mind that half year numbers were released on 14 July. So in that vein the company states well under two months later:

Primark Pack 'Em In - But I'm Not Convinced the Shares Are a Bargain Buy

Published 225 days ago

Hello Share Scorchers. My family is addicted to Primark stores. They will travel 60 miles just to go to our nearest one in Swansea. But it’s not my favourite shopping experience because its establishments are usually absolutely chocker with buyers. Not that Primark is not well equipped to serve them well, with a workforce of 60,000 across 300 stores in 11 countries. You didn’t think it was that big, did you?

Roll Out the Barratt with These Well-Built Reasons to Invest

Published 226 days ago

Hello Share Samplers. At the risk of annoying some of my gloomier detractors, I continue to argue that house builders are a good investment at the mo. A good friend of mine has just bought a large house in a very swish part of the Smoke. I admit this could be a mistake, as some London house prices are under threat because of Brexit. Fewer rich foreigners will buy here, it is argued, because the capital will no longer be seen as the centre of the financial universe.

So You're Making Money on a Near-Record Footsie - Well, Show a Bit of Heart for Starving Refugees.

Published 229 days ago

Hello share swappers. There are a lot of stories of horrible selfish people on this website. Let us, as readers, show that we are more enlightened than they are. Britain is one of the very richest countries in the world. Early signs are that Brexit will make us even richer, as companies queue up to strike new trade deals.

The Chairman's Blog 11: Sir Benjamin Dover of Global Mining Endeavours puts the record straight on Brexit

Published 229 days ago

Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be Candid in his approach. Blog number eleven....

Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon on Brexit - this man is a visionary

Published 229 days ago

In today's statement from JD Wetherspoon (JDW) its boss Tim Martin lets rip on those doomsayers from Project Fear who lied to us ahead of the referendum on Independence Day, June 23rd. that fat self righteous windbag Nicola Horlick - who stuffed her clients into Bernie Madoff funds - the banksters at Goldman Sachs, the smug FTSE 100 bosses, lyin' George Osborne and Dodgy Dave Cameron himself all get it in the neck from the visionary Martin. This statement is poetry. I loathe Martin's plastic pubs but I shall hold my nose and go to one in appreciation of what follows. Over to our hero of the day, Mr Tim Martin:

Honkers Bonkers Bank is Worth a Look - for the Perky Divi and Bouncy Share Price

Published 230 days ago

Hello Share Puddlers. The Honkers Bonkers bank (HSBA) has been doing rather well on the old share front of late. Each day seems to bring another 1% or so. This is encouraging news for me as the family has rather a big holding which is at least 40 years old.

Turn Again City of London Investment Group as the Big Divi Beckons

Published 231 days ago

Hello Share Slammers. It's been a while since I revisited an old favourite, City of London Investment Group (CLIG). During that time I sold my holding, because I was sitting on a reasonable profit and when you are dealing with an investment company with its main interest in foreign parts, you never really know what is going to happen on a global, politico-macro basis.

The Chairman's Blog 9: Sir Benjamin Dover of Global Mining Endeavours talks Brexit, mad EU regulations, Chris Booker & Miss Skirt

Published 235 days ago

Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be Candid in his approach. Blog number nine....

Are We Being Served by Debenhams As We Face a Likely Decline in High Street Shopping?

Published 238 days ago

Hello Share Shufflers. I have commended Debenhams (DEB) shares in the past, but I’m changing my mind. This is not because I dislike the store. My nearest branch, which is fairly new, is well laid out, spacious and welcoming. But the truth is that many of us are ordering on-line these days. And sadly these big chain stores may become more and more unnecessary. I had hoped that the nation’s love of shopping would keep them hugely profitable, but hopes are fading.

Carclo – trading “positive”, but full-year dividend now likely to be non-existent!…

Published 238 days ago

An “Update on trading and dividend” from specialised plastics company Carclo (CAR) commences “the board is pleased to announce that the group has continued to trade well in the current financial year”. Sounds promising, but wait, the shares are currently down more than 10% to around 140p. So what’s the twist?…

Wonderful Ashtead Builds on Share Soaring Success and Deserves a Look

Published 239 days ago

Hello Share Toilers. One of the best shares to hold at the mo, in my humble opinion, is Ashtead (AHT). It has burst through yet another all-time new high as I write. And there’s still more to go I fancy. After all, the P/E ratio I have is still less than 16.

Themes around a recovering Pound – sector selection for the rest of 2016

Published 240 days ago

Over the years I have heard a lot of rubbish about asset allocation – your choices between equities, bonds, ‘alternative investments’ and cash – being an 80%+ determinant of your return as well as the notion that stock picking is futile and we should all save time and money buying a bunch of cheap-as-chips tracker funds.

AstraZeneca Escaped Take-Over by Americans, but Still Does a Germ-Zapping Deal with Uncle Sam

Published 240 days ago

Hello Share Smackers. If there is one sector which can be truly called defensive, it is the giant pharma world. Big drugs companies supply something that no-one in his or her right mind would give up - release from pain and suffering. So even when times are hard, medical giants will continue to make money.

Earnings Preview – Buy Hays to keep enjoying the global jobs boom

Published 240 days ago

While real earnings growth might be poor in the UK and many other parts of the world, there is still a great deal of jobs activity taking place. Investing in recruiters is the most perfect way to exploit this, and recruiters don’t get much bigger than Hays (HAS)!

Hedge funds say the Pound is sunk…which means it isn’t

Published 241 days ago

I see The Sunday Times has plastered all over the front page of its business section the observation that as ‘Speculators, including hedge funds, racked up short positions on the pound worth $7.8 billion (£5.9 billion) last week — the largest ever’ the British currency is a cast iron certainty to be junked over the next few weeks or months. 

Avocet is bust

Published 243 days ago

The indiscriminate buying in the market recently has been something to behold and suggests we could soon be due a reality check. The mad monetary policy of central banks everywhere has for some time been forcing institutions into hunting down yield wherever they can find it and this has caused the equity markets and the junk bond markets to soar.

Banish Bank Holiday Blues. Your Shares May Sparkle for the Next Four Months.

Published 243 days ago

It’s often overlooked by the more gloomy arm of our golden fraternity that we are now not far off that happy time of year when shares, all things being equal, will rise. They do most autumns, even when there is nor particularly jolly economic news on the horizon.

InterQuest & Avesco – share tip of the year updates

Published 243 days ago

I previously updated on my share tips of the year just after the Brexit vote – see HERE. The following updates on developments since…

Record Car Sales Should Boost Engineering Firm TT Electronics

Published 244 days ago

Hello Share Funsters. I don’t like investing in the motor industry because I think we should all do more walking, I hate air pollution and don’t really like driving. But this should not stop my bringing to your attention companies in this line which I think might make you some money. Though you must always do your own research as I could be - and often am - wrong.

Builders Bashed By Brexit? - Tell That to Soaraway Persimmon

Published 246 days ago

Hello Share Thudders. Despite the huge falls which befell builders once the Euro-vote results were known, I keep faith with the bricks and mortar trade. The whole world seemed to feel that Brexit was particular bad for the property market - since it was argued that foreigners would no longer want to live here. There is however increasing evidence that foreign buyers couldn’t care less whether we are in Europe or not.

Polypipe Puts the Kettle On - As Shares Stand a Chance of Boiling Up

Published 248 days ago

Hello Share Takers. I’ve often thought that companies which do boring things can be perky investments. Is it because punters avoid them as they just don’t seem exciting enough? And then when the penny drops that they are making good money, a welter of heavy buying can make the stock soar. Long after the cannier investor bought them earlier and a lot cheaper.

Why Stocks are Overvalued but we have to Keep Buying Them

Published 249 days ago

I note with interest the today’s macro-outlook comments by Malcolm and Tom, each taking different sides of the debate. While I agree with Tom’s analysis, I reckon that Malcolm’s conclusions might turn out be right!

Kellan Group – Half-Year results. “A market leading recruitment business”, Really? …

Published 250 days ago

Self-described “market leading recruitment business” Kellan (KLN) has announced results for the first six months of 2016. The shares are currently down 24%, to 0.95p, in response...

14 new Investment ideas in July's UK Investor magazine - get your free copy now

Published 253 days ago

From Gary Newman, Nigel Somerville, Steve Moore and myself there are 14 new investment ideas in the July UK Investor Magazine which is out now. I discuss the spirit of insurgency which caused Brexit and which is powering Donald Trump to the White House and its long term implications as well as the Global Recession which will hit the UK soon and it is nothing to do with Brexit! That and much more is free to read now just click on the link below.

Travis Perkins Could Build Fast After its Big Brexit Bash

Published 254 days ago

Hello Share Tillers. There can be little doubt now that the Footsie will burst through the all-important 7,000 mark this week. But we still have the problem of what shares to pick, even in a tangible bull market like this. I almost said a 'healthy' bull market, but we all have to be cautious in these uncertain days.

Aldermore Seems Oversold and Could Give You More

Published 255 days ago

Hello Share Chimps. If you are a saver, the latest drop in interest rates is a bummer. How can you achieve anything like decent returns for your cash? Spend it on shares, of course. While you get nothing from your ordinary savings, you can still get up to 6% and even more by holding the right stock.

Bull, Bull, Bull! This is Not A Load of Bull. The Rise of the Footsie Should Continue.

Published 256 days ago

All Right. I know I am in incurable bull. But it is an attitude which has served me well over the years. Enough to make a living out of trading shares, anyway. We are in a gradual bull market now. This surprises a lot of folk, because the Brexit vote was expected to hit business hard. And yet - and this puzzles me, too - the Footsie has not been as high as it is now for a long, long time. It’s now only a whisper off its all time high record 

War is No Game - But This One Is, and You Could Win. At Least in the Short Term.

Published 261 days ago

Hello Share Swiggers. Games Workshop (GAW) make tiny figures for the war gaming industry. The name Warhammer might be familiar to you. The very imaginative little warriors can be found in specialist shops in many a high street. The firm also makes Hobbit figures. To say that the Hobbit is popular with our young folk is an understatement.

Rame Energy: Anatomy of Failure (and lessons in ignoring management-speak)

Published 262 days ago

I love AIM stocks. And I think AIM is a great place to invest. I think it’s great to have a space where regulation is light(er) and costs are cheap(er). But with that freedom comes the responsibility to do your due diligence and to manage the risks. Many AIM stocks, if not the majority, are ultimately worth nothing: stocks like the now-suspended Rame Energy (RAME).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: another Vision of suffering for eternity in hell

Published 264 days ago

Earlier this week I discussed HERE how eternity in hell might involve being lectured by a ponce from Bristol City Council on Health & Safety Rules and EU regulations on child car seats. I have another vision of hell today and it involves the Mother in law, Mothercare and discussions about prams. On other, more stockmarket related matters, I discuss, in some detail, Avanti Communications (AVN), Grafenia (GRA) and Glenwick (GWIK). I have a few more words on our devastating expose earlier today (HERE) on Strat Aero (AERO) and I offer praise up to the delightfully politically incorrect Anthony Coombs of S&U (SUS) for his trading statement today covering Brexit in which he sticks it firmly to the liberal chattering classes of doomsayers.

RBS: “Do you feel lucky, punk?”

Published 264 days ago

You can do a lot in 100 daysBack in April I was musing about the large UK banks and puckered up some ‘geek analysis’ on Lloyds (LLOY) which basically suggested a double digit trading opportunity was apparent…and so it came to pass over the next four to six week.  A month or so later Brexit and the shares fell out of favour. Despite the grumblings in Lloyds statement last week I am getting similar feelings about an investing opportunity here again. What did I conclude last time?

Matchtech – full-year trading update, these shares are a buy

Published 265 days ago

Having commenced the year at above 500p and been around 400p just before the Brexit vote, shares in specialist engineering and technology recruitment group, Matchtech (MTEC) are currently recovering to above 350p on the back of a “Trading Update for 12 months ended 31 July” announcement…

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Brexit, data manipulation, hate crimes, house prices & Malcolm talking Foxtons cobblers

Published 265 days ago

I have been doing some work to show that the claims made by the left that Brexit has caused a sharp rise in hate crimes are at best academically flawed and thus unproven and at worst an outright lie. That leads me very directly onto claims made by Malcolm Stacey today on Brexit and house prices as he discussed Foxtons (FOXT) HERE. I take that article apart completely as my old friend is just wrong.

Foxtons Had a Brush with Brexit - But It May Get Over It

Published 266 days ago

Hello Share Chippers. An estate agent with a big interest in London is Foxtons (FOXT). But how could anyone suggest this share is worth a look after Brexit? Surely properties in the Smoke will be in the firing line now that we are to leave the EU?

Northbridge Industrial Services - “is pleased to issue”… a profit warning...

Published 268 days ago

Industrial equipment provider Northbridge (NBI) “is pleased to issue the following pre-close trading update in advance of its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016, which are scheduled to be released on 29 September 2016”“Pleased to issue”. Good, good, but what’s that?, the shares currently down more than 11% on the back of the announcement? Hmmm…

Lloyds Bank did not blame Brexit for it slashing branches it was the media that lied

Published 271 days ago

On 28th July Lloyds Bank (LLOY) published decent enough interim results, hiked its payout by 13%, and announced that it was closing an additional 200 branches and firing 3000 banksters by the end of 2017. Naturally the BBC led the media in blaming Brexit for the job losses even though that was not what Lloyds stated at all. This is quite remarkable spin and lies from the left wing press and BBC. I see that, in some quarters, Lloyds stands accused of using Brexit as an excuse for cost cutting, that is wholly unfair.

Cheer Up You Gloomy Lot! The Future Could Be Bright

Published 271 days ago

Hello Share Sponsors. As I write the price of Brent crude is $43  a barrel. That’s a lot worse than the $51 dollars it reached a few months ago. And the fall has been reflected in the share price of nearly all oil companies. For example, the share price of Royal Dutch Sell (RSDA) is off by about 5%.

Foxtons drifts lower, blames Brexit referendum for market weakness

Published 271 days ago

Foxtons (FOXT) shares reached an all-time low since their 2013 flotation in the wake of the EU referendum, and despite recovering from that nadir, sentiment remains weak. The shares are changing hands today at 113p, 8% lower on the day, in the aftermath of their latest interim results.

The Big Drinks Firm has a Top Up as Shares Hit New All-Time High.

Published 272 days ago

My esteemed colleague Graham Neary, a bloke whose analytical powers are tremendous, opined the other day that drinks firms make investors lots of money. Most of them, anyway. He was writing about Fevertree (FEVR), a company which puts a superior kind of tonic water into gin and tonics. I’ve also commended this lot on this delicious website before  now. Since then the shares have risen about 40%.

Elektron Technology – current trading lower, lashings of jam tomorrow…

Published 272 days ago

Elektron Technology (EKT) CEO John Wilson emphasises that “the group continues to make progress in the delivery of new product development programmes in our growth brands, which the board believes will significantly enhance shareholder value”, though current revenues (six months ending 31st July 2016) “are expected to be lower than those for the same period last year”. Hmmm…

Purplebricks – now Old Mutual heading for the exit?

Published 273 days ago

We spotted that that the Chief Marketing Officer of AIM-listed Purplebricks (PURP) had been beating a hasty retreat the other day, selling £341,000 worth of shares acquired from the exercise of options almost as soon as the certificate arrived. But it seems that Old Mutual had a similar idea.

The Share Price Keeps Building - But this Beauty Is Tooled Up for Even Bigger Profits.

Published 273 days ago

Hello Share Screechers. It’s possibly time we looked at a share in the fabulous ‘slow, steady riser’ category. In some ways Ashtead Group (AHT) is a rather odd company to put our trust in.

No Split for BT Isn't the Only Reason This Share Could Climb

Published 274 days ago

Hello Share Sippers. One of those dynamic companies which is never out of the news for long is BT (BT.A). The reason is obvious, the country relies on it not just for telephone land lines but for access to the internet. It’s an odd situation for so many companies to be reliant on another one for a service nobody can do without. And BT, if its rivals are to be believed, has taken advantage of the fact.

Here's Another Over-Sold Brexit Beauty Which Could Rally fast.

Published 275 days ago

Hello Share Swashers. We all know that shares in Britain took a tumble on June 24 when the Brexit vote was announced. But then many shares recovered. Most property and building stocks, however, did not. So in my view, as the results of Brexit will become clearer later on and will be favourable, property shares are probably now one of the biggest bargains out there. Though of course, if you still fear the exit from Europe, then you won’t agree with me.

Ryanair - This is how you run an airline! Although the shares are probably not a Buy

Published 275 days ago

I know that the Sherriff of these parts is no fan of Michael O'Leary (and I also disagree with the Irishman's stance on Brexit) but there is no denying the fact that he changed air travel for the better by providing greater capacity at lower prices than anyone had previously done. Today's Q1 result shows how the momentum continues.

Savills offers good long term value and growth prospects

Published 276 days ago

Estate agents and housebuilders plummeted after Britain voted to leave the EU, as the chances of a slump in the property market were seen by some as having increased as a result of that outcome. I have no doubt that some companies in these sectors will be badly hit, especially those whose business is focussed around higher end properties in London, such as Foxtons, but for others I see the recent drops in share price as presenting a buying opportunity, especially when taking a longer term view.

Uncle Tom Thinks I'm Wrong. But He's Not Right.

Published 276 days ago

Hello Share Twiners. If I am an optimistic bull as far as shares are concerned, then at least I am sometimes right. The current elevation of the Footsie, as it approaches 7,000 again, bears me out. Those who predicted a suicidal Footsie after Brexit were wrong. Many shares are simply blistering ahead, and show no reals signs of fizzling out. Yet Uncle Tom has just said in his bearcast that I am plain wrong to be so bullish.

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week: back for Worthington's Final collapse

Published 277 days ago

As I noted earlier, Friday really could be Worthington's (WRN) last stand. No doubt its supporters on the LSE will have all sorts of excuses and will be blaming the usual suspects (me, Brexit, Evil) for their losses. This is too much of an opportunity to miss for we voyeurs of the moron community. But posts from other threads can also be submitted in the comments section below with a deadline of Sunday 24th July. I reckon Cloudtag (CTAG) and Highlands Natural (HNR) on the LSE and ADVFN asylums will prove happy hunting grounds.

Shares Should Shoot Past 7,000, Despite what the Gloomsters Say.

Published 278 days ago

Hello Share Shapers. I've had a very eventful week. My ARM (ARM) and IQE (IQE) holdings, both rather similar companies, both shot ahead. One on a take-over probability (ARM) the other on a bullish trading update. Such are the possibilities of our golden game, that a whole year of lacklustre performance for my portfolio was suddenly bounced back into the black. That's why we should never despair, gang. There is always a good story for us lurking round the next corner. And the rewards we accrue can sometimes be nearly as good as winning the pools.

Safestyle, sod Brexit scaremongering, cracking trading update

Published 278 days ago

Brexit vote fallout saw shares in retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors, Safestyle UK (SFE) decline from more than 260p towards 200p, before recovering towards 240p. The recovery has now been further aided by a half year trading update.

LSL – initial acceleration of activity attributed to changes to Stamp Duty, but Profit Warning now to Brexit. Hmmm…

Published 278 days ago

“Trading Update” announcement from residential property services company, incorporating both estate agency and surveying businesses, LSL Property Services (LSL) commences that the company “expects to report strong interim results on 2nd August… delivering growth across all major revenue lines” and that “the group performed strongly in quarter one”. Good, goo… what’s that? “full year group operating profit will be significantly lower than previously anticipated”

Fair Exchange is No Robbery - in Fact, It Could Be a Fair Old Winner.

Published 279 days ago

Hello Share Swiggers. It's not that long ago that I suggested you might take a look at FairFX (FFX). This is a firm which makes spending abroad a bit cheaper by allowing you to top up on card which you can use to collect spending money on foreign holidays and business trips. Companies also use its services - and they are growing impressively in number. The prepaid cash card I use is the Caxton card and I find it very useful. But FairFX has just put out a trading statement which should also make investors sit up.

AO World – shares ahead on Q1 trading statement. Hmmm…

Published 279 days ago

Having long been bearish, I note shares in online electrical retailer AO World (AO.) are currently more than 10% higher today, at 148p, on the back of an AGM (and first quarter) trading statement. Let’s take a look…

Begbies Traynor - Not Really trained in logic when it comes to Brexit are we chaps?

Published 280 days ago

My father would suggest that those who run insolvency firm Begbies Traynor (BEG) really are not scholars and gentlemen when it comes to their latest pronouncement on Brexit and how UK firms are struggling. I am kinder so shall leave it with an observation that, unlike my father, myself and David Cameron, the Begbies fellows probably did not study logic at Oxford.

Galliford Try, Kicked in the Teeth by Brexit Could Be Worth a Try

Published 281 days ago

Hello Share Swaggers. I've been looking at shares which suffered rather too much in the light of the Brexit vote. This kind of unlucky stock may now be a bargain, and some have already made big strides towards restoring their former glories. Today I look at one of my favourite house building companies, Galliford Try (GFRD).

Christie Group – hopefully my warning was heeded, as it’s now profit warning ahoy!

Published 282 days ago

On a 15th June AGM statement from provider of professional business services and stock & inventory systems and services, Christie Group (CTG) I concluded that “there looks significantly elevated risk here. As such, at this juncture this looks one to avoid. Sell.” Hopefully this was heeded as a “Trading Statement” announcement today includes that “operating profit for the year ending 31 December 2016 is likely to be lower than previously expected”...

June edition of the UK Investor magazine: Should we stay or should we go? + 7 share tips

Published 283 days ago

The June edition of UK Investor Show magazine is now live featuring Sainsbury v Tesco, Brexit or in, Tom Winnifrith vs Darren Atwater, 4 buy share tips and 3 sells to 0p from Tom Winnifrith, Q&A with Alexander Mining and more. You can download your free copy below.

AIM has its part to play as the country prepares for Brexit. I’m not holding my breath.

Published 283 days ago

There is no doubt that AIM is an incredible cash-raising machine. According to the most recent AIM Factsheet (to June 2016), published by the London Stock Exchange (HERE) £41 billion has been raised in new issues, and a further £56 billion in further issues of shares – a whopping total of £97 billion. Over the 21-year life of the Casino that is a very impressive average of £4.6 billion a year.

Shares in Smaller Firms Still Suffering from the Brexit Vote Could Rally Soon.

Published 285 days ago

Hello Share Plasterers. Before the Brexit result, I opined that shares would topple, but then make a quick recovery. I didn’t realise then how the bounce back would be much more than a recovery. Shares reached an 11 month high. And yet the BBC continue to broadcast doom and gloom comments that the British economy is now in a perilous situation. The healthy Footsie belies that sort of talk.

dotDigital – positive trading update, but are the shares a buy?

Published 285 days ago

Shares in provider of email and marketing automation software and managed services to digital marketing professionals, dotDigital (DOTD) are on the rise on the back of a trading update for the company's year ended 30th June. Let’s take a look…

BrainJuicer – half-year trading update notes “generally encouraging” top-line growth, BUT…

Published 285 days ago

Market research agency, BrainJuicer (BJU) has announced “generally encouraging” top-line growth and that half year “operating profit increased by some 41%” BUT…

The Legal Has Landed, but Could Take Off Again Soon

Published 286 days ago

Hello Share Twiggers. For the last few trading sessions, I’ve been looking at jolly good companies where the stock has been oversold in the wake of Brexit and various other unusual situations. Today I bring before you Legal & General (LGEN). The massive insurance company made a slow but sure recovery after disaster hit financial stocks in 2008. Consequently my post-crash investment increased by 200%. Then things suddenly went a bit pear shaped.

Great news - EJ is back with lines in appreciation of sacked George Osborne

Published 287 days ago

After a long sabbatical, our resident poet E J Thribb(ance) is back - inspired by the departure of George Osborne from Her Majesty's Government. Over to EJ.....

Photo Me's Picture of Health Develops into an Interesting Play.

Published 287 days ago

Hello Share Swappers. I know it’s not been long since I last featured Photo-Me (PHTM). This is the share that Uncle Tom characterises as my favourite. Well, it has made me a lot of money, after a very poor start yonks ago. The reason I return to it so rapidly, is that I am even more convinced that the present share price has room to move upwards. The share reached a high of 185p a few months ago. Then on June 21, three days before Brexit, it suffered. Though like many companies singled out for sudden punishment, the shares were oversold in a panicked situation.

Hero of the day Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon skewers those who lied about Brexit

Published 287 days ago

Tim Martin of pubs chain JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is a Eurosceptic and a man who calls a spade a spade. In today's trading statement he deals with those who lied blatantly in the run up to the referendum. Tim Martin: we at ShareProphets salute you. Personally I find his pubs fairly ghastly but next time I am passing buy I shall pop in and have a drink for Mr Martin toasting you publicly. Does Mr Martin serve ouzo? Tim writes in the RNS: 

STM Group – “Trading & Corporate Update” = Profit Warning

Published 287 days ago

“Trading & Corporate Update” announcement from cross-border financial services group STM (STM) notes that “in April 2016, management took the decision to waiving the Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme establishment fee for an initial trial period of six months, with the aim of driving new client business” and that “good progress has been made in generating these new relationships”. Good, good. You what though?, “the revenues generated within the first half of the year have not matched management's expectations with regards to the level of new business anticipated from our QROPS product”

There's Strength in this ARM - But It's Never Wrong to Take a Profit

Published 288 days ago

Hello Share Knockers. We are all - or should be - wary of investing in firms which produce fancy stuff for the technology market. Yes, we are only just approaching the frontier for innovation in personal computers, mobile phones, virtual gaming and all the rest of it, but it is still a risky speculation for share shifters like us. You just never know when someone is going to come up with an idea which makes what your company does obsolete. Yet one firm I've been prepared to invest in without losing sleep is ARM Holdings (ARM).

New River Retail - Bull Case Intact as Shares Cheapen

Published 288 days ago

New River Retail (NRR) has issued a strong first quarter trading update which shows continued operation progress at this growing REIT. Even better, Brexit-related share price weakness looks to have created a potential buying opportunity for watchers of the shares.

Brexit Banged the Banks - But Here Are Reasons Why They Could Bounce Back

Published 289 days ago

Hello Share Scrummers. In my humble opinion, British banks are among the biggest bargains in Shareland at the mo. Though I was in two minds about foisting this opinion on you, as banks have a marvellous talent for letting us down. They’ve been doing that steadily since the big crashes of 2007 and 8. But I really do think the shares have been oversold since the result of the Brexit vote. They fell a heck of a lot. Without their failure, the Footsie which eventually rocketed on the decision to leave the EU, would have been near the elusive 7000 level by now.

The British fire a full salvo in the Currency wars, expect the Far East to return fire.

Published 289 days ago

You have to admit it is really quite amazing. Two weeks ago, Central Bankers and leading politicians were exclaiming that if Britain left the E.U. it would be a catastrophic economic event on the magnitude of a “Lehman “moment. However, despite all of the talk of gloom if you had been asleep over the last month you wouldn’t know something had happened, other than sterling collapsing. 

Brexit Rockets the Grid - but It Could Still Power Ahead Even More

Published 292 days ago

Hello Share Bouncers. I am now back at my desk following a very invasive operation the day before. However the team carrying it out was a modal of politeness, friendliness and efficiency. Would that some of Britain’s Chef execs were as useful. There’s a very competent management at the National Grid (NG.) too. But that’s not the big factor in the current ballooning share price. The value has shown a 14% rise since Brexit. A few days ago it was another 2% higher than that.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Gooseberry Crumble, Avanti crumbles

Published 293 days ago

I have spent the morning getting twitter grief for this article but the one polite twitter enquiry concerns BoxHill (BOX) and I answer that in this podcast as well as explaining why shares are both up and down since Brexit - it all depends how you look at it. I also cover Gulf Keystone (GKP), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Avanti Communications (AVN), I meant to talk about Bovis (BVS) but forgot. I shall try to remember tomorrow when I am down to make a gooseberry crumble. I shall report back on that over the weekend.

Scholium – full-year results, loss reversed & “markets stabilised”, but shares down. Hmmm…

Published 293 days ago

Results for the company’s year to 31st March 2016 see rare books, arts and collectibles group Scholium (SCHO) comment “we were pleased with the performance for the year. A significant loss has been reversed and many of our core markets stabilised”. However, the shares are currently approaching 11% lower on the day, at 32.5p, in response. Hmmm…

Portmeirion – you were warned & it’s now profit warning ahoy

Published 293 days ago

On a May AGM update from AIM-listed homewares group, Portmeirion (PMP) I concluded, with the shares at 1155p, that “the risk/reward trade-off now certainly looks to have swung to the former at this juncture. This suggests the shares currently to be avoided” - see HERE. Hopefully this was heeded as it’s now profit warning ahoy and the shares are heading towards 850p…

Forterra – from anticipating “a shortfall in brick supply” to plant mothball proposals in less than 3 months

Published 295 days ago

Having IPO’d in April, brick and other masonry products producer, Forterra (FORT) has updated that “profit for the first half is in line with management's expectations”, but that “given current economic uncertainty and sufficient brick inventory levels, the board has reviewed the current production plan...”

Persimmon – reckons “too soon to judge” Brexit result impact, but is it?

Published 295 days ago

UK housebuilder Persimmon (PSN) has emphasised that “trading through the first half of the year has been strong” and that “we believe… the UK housing market will continue to provide good opportunities”. Hmmm...

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but uncertainty is a worry. Blame all the coming bad news on Brexit.

Published 297 days ago

The real drive for Brexit had little to do with economics, but a great deal to do with immigration and against this backdrop the EU’s economy has been crawling along in the slow lane since 2008.  Since then The EU has been unable to create a plan that would fix dire unemployment in southern Europe, where in some parts youth unemployment is over 50%, and revive a stagnant economy. The EU’s founding treaty promised prosperity and this is what was sold to the citizens of Europe and so its leaders have failed quite spectacularly on this front.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gulf Keystone toast & shagging Cheryl Cole & the entire Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad

Published 297 days ago

It looks as if shareholders will very soon hear the final grim news at Gulf Keystone (GKP). I first said sell at 180p and have been given grief all the way down. Folks can line up to apologise to me in an orderly queue. I discuss who is to blame and what happens next. Then it is onto the reason Brexit is not the real issue, there is an elephant in the room and its European but its on the other side of the channel. That takes me to the UK deficit, Cheryl and the cheerleaders and my stance on equities.

Notes from Underground: Dy-No-Mite!

Published 297 days ago

Week after week I complain that readers choose the soap opera story lines on ShareProphets over the hard journalism, or, at the very least, press play on Bearcast and zone out to the bliss of Tom's outrage. But this week, at the beguinning of the summer silly season, readers have chosen a real ShareProphets investigative story, Dynamite: Highlands Natural Resources: Tell us all about Mendell Energy Technologies LLC, as their number one read of the week. I'm proud of you.

InterQuest & Avesco – share tip of the year updates

Published 301 days ago

Writing earlier this month, I remained optimistic on both of my share tips of the year. Post recent developments and amidst current market volatility, I now update…

Interquest Profits warning - but dividend secure

Published 302 days ago

Maybe the drift in the share price ahead of Monday's profits warning from tech recruitment firm Interquest (ITQ) was telling us something. If so I'm sorry we did not hear it. The statement caused the shares to really tank. To over-react in my view.

Drink to This Tasty Share Which has Defeated the Post Brexit Panic.

Published 302 days ago

Uncle Tom disagrees with me, but I never underestimate the power of the UK public and foreigners,f or that matter, to imbibe alcohol. My evidence is that every other customer at my local supermarket check-out has a basket full of cans and bottles and often little else. 

Video: Nigel Farage Brexit victory speech to EU Parliament

Published 302 days ago

Nigel Farage was on good form today as he sticks it to the overpaid parasites in the EU parliament. Enjoy his victory speech

Shall Shell Shares Soar? Sure They Should. (Trying Saying That Aloud)

Published 303 days ago

Hello Share Cats. One thing the Brexit vote hasn’t attacked so far is the oil price. Well, Brent did go down a tiny fraction, but hardly worth noticing. And that could be due to world factors, anyway. Which reminds me that Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) has risen for the two trading days since the Big Vote result was announced. I am a giant holder of Shell oil. It is the biggest lump in my portfolio. I already held a lot of Shell shares.  Then it gobbled up BG and part of that deal was its handing over even more Shell stock.

Currency Debasement as the Real Driver Behind Gold & Brexit good news

Published 303 days ago

We have had the deepest and longest decline in the history of commodity equity markets. Just recently we have confirmed a breakout in the space and there is much more room to run. The pattern is similar to 2002 where the mining stocks doubled and everybody thought they had missed the boat, when in reality there were years of powerful gains ahead.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - how much does a fishing rod cost?

Published 303 days ago

I ask that question just to make a point about discretionary consumer spending and as part of a discussion about Fishing Republic (FISH). I also cover Domino's Pizza (DOM),  Biome (BIOM), Foxtons (FOXT), EasyJet (EZJ) as well as more post Brexit coverage following up on points made at the weekend HERE 

The start of the beginning, Golden times and a DIY recession

Published 304 days ago

I have said for a long time that accommodative monetary policy completely removes the burden from politicians that would require them to actually make difficult decisions around fiscal reforms, and now Standard & Poor's is saying the same thing.

Poor Jocasta & Rupert are going to get fired - Foxtons Profits Warning (blames BoJo)

Published 304 days ago

Oh dear, all those posh kids who were too thick to do anything else and ended up working at upmarket London Estate Agents Foxtons are going to get fired. It is almost P45 time for the young toffs as a dreadful profits warning is out today which, utterly unfairly, blames Brexit. Bloody Boris Johnson. He's not only screwed half the woman in London now he's fucked Foxton's too. The rotter.

Empiric Student Property - Navigating Brexit and interest rate uncertainty

Published 304 days ago

Crossing the radar this morning is a Brexit-related trading update from Empiric Student Property (ESP). This is a new-ish REIT which has been listed for only two years. It has been a fairly steady performer so far, although the share price swung wildly around the referendum news.

Brexit - The Shares Which Could Rise and Those that May Fall.

Published 304 days ago

Hello Share Dollies. We are entering the uncharted waters of Brexit. But captains of ships still have a raft (sic) of experience to draw upon, even when you don’t have a map. This is how Columbus discovered the Colonies. One thing - and they’re aren’t many of them - how I score over the vast majority of my colleagues is long experience of what has previously happened in our great game. I have observed the charts, day in day out for so many years that the only interruption of my studies is the couple of weeks when I courted Ann Boleyn.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Go ahead start sacking the investment bankers, I'd pay to watch

Published 304 days ago

No lightning strikes today, thank God. What was he punishing me for? I start by discussing Richard Poulden's excellent letter on why folks are so angry so backed Brexit, but it is a wider issue as you can read here. Then I discuss liquidity in an investment company's portfolio, ref Teathers Financial (TEA) and finally I challenge the banks to make good their Brexit threat to fire investment banksters. I will pay for a ticket to watch but I explain why it was always a spoof. It won't happen.

Black Swan Newsletter: BREXIT Edition "they are as mad as hell"

Published 304 days ago

In the 1976 film Network, newscaster Howard Beale persuades the nation to stand up for themselves, open a window and shout: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” All over the West this is how people feel. That is what the BREXIT vote is really about: it has precious little to do with an In/Out vote on the EU and certainly it is not the result of any rational analysis on the part of either side of the campaign.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chatting to Mark Slater & struck by lightning mid recording

Published 305 days ago

Well that is a first. You can hear mid recording how my house was struck by lightning. The light flickered, the crash was audible and plaster fell from the ceiling around me. What is God punishing me for? Do not answer that. Elsewhere I look at company's reporting in a tardy fashion next week and what that means and a chat with Mark Slater on Brexit and shares. 

No!, You Do Not Have Permission to Panic, Corporal Jones. Ref: Brexit

Published 305 days ago

Hello Share Flexers. Well, that was turn-up and no mistake. Did anyone really expect us to leave Europe? Certainly not the bookies.They are rarely wrong in political matters, but they were this time. The odds started out very favourably to Brexit punters, then shortened, but on the eve of the big vote, Paddy Power was offering 8 to 1 on for remaining and five to one against leaving. Boy did they get it wrong!

Tom Winnifrith Independence day Bearcast 3 - housebuilders vs gold miners

Published 306 days ago

In the third bearcast of today's trilogy celebrating Independence Day I look at stocks or rather at two sectors - gold miners and house builders. One is soaring the other tanking. Is this all Brexit related? Or any of it? Could both trends accelerate? I focus on the house builders and explain exactly how bubbles collapse and this is a bubble. But do not blame Brexit for the collapse. All bubbles have to implode in the end. 

We'd like to be right behind Liz Hurley - Vote Brexit today

Published 307 days ago

Liz Hurley has released a charming new portrait below as she has explained why she is voting for Brexit. Your current and next editors (Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore) stand firm with Ms Hurley and urge you to ignore all the lies from Dodgy Dave Cameron and have faith in your own country, the word's fifth largest economy, and in your countrymen and countrywomen. Please vote to leave the EU today. 

The Yorkshire Firm with An Important Tool in the Fight Against the Zika Virus.

Published 308 days ago

On the day of the big Brexit vote, the best shares for me to bring to your notice are the ones which staying in or coming  should make no difference. One company which fits this bill and which has just made an exciting announcement is Avacta (AVCT). I have brought this life science outfit to your attention before. And so far not much has happened to the share price.

Which shares to buy and sell on Brexit vote?

Published 308 days ago

As the vote on the UK’s inclusion in the E.U. draws closer, markets and world leaders are growing nervous. Many figure heads have been condemned for airing their views on how the people of the UK should vote.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: IGAS this is a disaster & a last passionate appeal on Brexit

Published 308 days ago

I start this bearcast by being nice to a bunch of folks: the bosses of Nostra Terra (NTOG), Mirada (MIRA), a junior doctor and British Airways. Then I explain why today's news from IGAS is a disaster and heralds the shares being toast. Then take apart African Potash (AFPO) after being goaded by a poltroon on twitter. Finally a final impassioned but reasoned plea to you all to ignore the lies and smears and have faith in yourself and your country and to vote for Brexit tomorrow

Video: Back to 1975 & Project Fear, Labour MP Peter Shore then, have we learned nothing?

Published 308 days ago

Like my grandfather Sir John Winnifrith, Peter Shore stood with Wedgie Benn back in 1975. The old trots were wrong about almost everything but on the EU they wanted out and they were right. In this video (hat tip Nigel Wray), Shore warns about Project Fear. Have we learned nothing from history. Nothing changes but tomorrow you can change history, defy the establishment and stand up for your own interests and that of Britain and vote for Brexit. If you are still wavering, watch Shore below and just reflect.

Why Britain Should Exit the EU (From an Irishman, in Friendship)

Published 309 days ago

It is the final day of the campaign and most have likely made up their minds or indeed voted already. But please indulge me with a few reasons why I am in favour of Britain leaving the EU.

Video: Boris Johnson, tomorrow can be Independence day - Vote Brexit

Published 309 days ago

From last night's debate the speech that set the thing alight. Forget the smears, forget the lies, forget Project Fear, just have faith in yourself and in your fellow Britons, you must surely vote Leave tomorrow. Watch this and can you disagree?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am utterly fecked off with everyone

Published 309 days ago

I am not writing much today as I am 100% fecked off with everyone especially Ben Turney, Jason Drummond and lyin' George Osborne. Instead I finished my olive pruning. I think I am going to quit writing and become a full time olive pruner. I discuss Teathers Financial (TEA), the Brexit vote, Photo-Me (PHTM), Chemring (CHG), Churchill Mining (CHL), xCite Energy (XEL) and dog spreadbetting waste of space London Capital (LCG)

The Problem May Be Fixed with Inmarsat, Jim. Ahead Warp Factor 6.

Published 310 days ago

Hello Share Squeezers. I have been a big fan of Inmarsat (ISAT) the  big satellite company. Over the last few years, it has made me loadsamoney. But as Uncle Tom rightly said a few months ago, the story has since changed to the company’s detriment. And the shares have lost a third of their value over the last half year.

Video: Is Dodgy Dave Cameron simply the most dishonest PM in history

Published 310 days ago

Slippery Dodgy Dave just wont answer the questions. Is he the most dishonest PM in history. As you vote on Thursday ask yourself if you believe a word that this man says. If your answer is no, as mine was, you must vote for Brexit. The video shows classic Dodgy Dave from the weekend.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Brexit Bollocks from Gary Newman and the stench from Strat Aero & Regent Pacific (i.e Plethora)

Published 312 days ago

I start with a discussion on how the sad events in Yorkshire may sway the Brexit vote before turning to Gary Newman's nonsense earlier today about Brexit, house prices and Foxtons (FOXT). Then it is onto a detailed look at Strat Aero (AERO) and also Regent Pacific, the new owner of Plethora (PLE) and in both cases its red flags ahoy big time.

A Brexit 'Yes' vote would be bad news for Foxtons

Published 313 days ago

I’ve been fairly bearish on property in general for the past year or so, and whilst I was possibly a little premature in covering a couple of the larger estate agents as shorts, they have ultimately fallen since then.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - one week to Brexit?

Published 314 days ago

Well fingers crossed anyway - I cannot claim to be hiding my views! The Mrs flies back to the UK today so normal full work service resumes tonight. Pro tem I have comments on Vast Resources (VAST), Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), PHSC (PHSC), XCite Energy (XEL), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Totally (TLY) and Skil Ports & Logistics (SPL).

Uncle Tom and the Pizza Hardman Are BOTH Right about Brexit - But I'm Not Worried About My Shares

Published 316 days ago

Hello Share Fans. I've read the arguments against staying in the EU fromUncle Tom in the June UK Investor Mag. I've also studied the thoughts of the Pizza Hardman, Darrers for staying in. Both are damn good articles. But I can't make up my mind. I've had a bumper bet with William Hill that we will come out. I got 4 to one on that wager a couple of weeks ago. Seven days ago, I had another bet on us coming out and this time only got 13 to 8.

Igas – company update = shareholders set to take a bath. But just how bad is it?

Published 317 days ago

This morning AIM-listed and overindebted Igas Energy (IGAS) released a company update RNS. There was some positive waffle about good progress on its five year shale developments plans, pointing investors to the recent planning permission given to Third Energy for fracking to be employed at a site in Yorkshire. But it is the parlous state of Igas’ finances that this RNS addresses. It looks grim.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Good journalism is not insider dealing & how to make money when we win the Brexit vote

Published 319 days ago

I start with a look at how in stockmarket terms insanity begets insanity. No this is not how David Lenigas thinks of me and my mother but our case study here is Highland Natural Resources (HNR). I think explain why good journalism, that is to say breaking stories that are price sensitive, is not breaking the law. Finally as the polls move our way I ponder how you make money when team Brexit wins the EU referendum. One reason why I think we might win is how Labour voters are shifting and that is covered in a podcast on my own website HERE.

Flybe to the Moon and Let Me Play Among This Star.

Published 320 days ago

Hello share switchers. During 2016, I've already suggested that you research a few airlines, as the signs are that most of them will do rather well in the next few years. We can mostly thank the low price of oil. But airports are getting busier all the time. And as many less-developed parts of the world become, well, more developed, more of their residents will want to hit the business and tourism trails.

Friday Caption Contest: Morbidly Obese 3 legged cat on Farage

Published 320 days ago

I, Tom Winnifrith, may be in Greece and have voted anyway so what about those yet to vote such as my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley? Oakley scored last night's Boris vs the three witches contest as a win for Brexit but what about Farage's showing earlier in the week. The best caption for the picture below wins a signed photo from Oakley. The deadline is midnight tonight (Friday). Post away in the comments section.  

EU Supply – AGM trading update, can a discounted fundraising be avoided?

Published 323 days ago

Having cautioned on shares in e-procurement software provider, EU Supply (EUSP) at 4.5p in January, I now update on the back of an “AGM Statement” announcement which sees them currently at 4.125p…

Aukett Swanke – half-year results, blaming Brexit uncertainty. Hmmm…

Published 323 days ago

International practice of architects, interior designers and engineers, Aukett Swanke (AUK) has announced results for the six months ended 31st March 2016 and is “pleased to report another period of profitability”. The shares are currently down 18%, at 5.125p, in response though. Hmmm…

Pipes and Roads and Drains - Not a Burt Bacharach Song, But Possibly a Tasty Punt.

Published 325 days ago

Hello Share Magnates. Time to take another peek at Hill and Smith (HILS). One reason is that most of its income comes from Britain and America. So a Brexit vote should not make much difference. This Midlands company builds roads. It also does pipes, drainage outlets, security hardware. crash barriers and fences. I last looked at this outfit 4 months ago. The share price has risen from 778p then to its present level of 910p. Still room to grow some more, in my view.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Inspired by a wavering wife: the full case for Brexit on June 23

Published 325 days ago

My wife is wavering as to how she should vote on June 23rd. I hope I answer her points in this podcast as well as many others and explain why a Britain outside the EU would be better off, more democratic and more open to being part of a wider world. A free Britain can stand on its own two feet and thrive and be a far better member of the world community. I do hope that you all ignore the horrible smears and lies from Project Fear and vote, as I have done already, for Brexit on June 23.

There he goes again, Malcolm blaming Brexit for everything - he is just plain wrong

Published 326 days ago

Last time it was the slowdown in house prices. Today it is the fact that UK equities are not rocketing that Malcolm Stacey is blaming on Brexit fears. His fellow Guardian reading Euro loons blame Brexit for slowing UK economic growth while Dodgy Dave blames it for an increased chance of World War Three. Maybe it is Brexit that is causing Cheryl Cole not to head out to the Greek Hovel for a night of passion with me?.Bloody Boris, you bastard: it is all your fault that I am not playing jiggy wiggy with the UK's leading chanteuse tonight.

Why Your Shares Might Not Fall For Much Longer - Ref: The Big Brexit Vote.

Published 327 days ago

Hello Share Schemers. I read a very recent piece on this glittering website from Terrers the Frenchman. Readers of his occasional, but very well researched and detailed articles, will know that he usually takes the gloomy view. And this is what happened in Thierry’s latest interesting piece which points out that the Footsie is once again on the back foot. In his opinion things may just get worse before they come better. And yet, as he also mentions oil prices have risen and the S & P has been trading near highs. So what’s holding the Footsie back? Well, I think we all suspect it is the uncertainty over Europe.

Buy New River Retail

Published 330 days ago

Hello Share Crashers. I don’t want to worry Brexit fans too much, but did you know that my bookie is offered me 4 to 1on Brits voting us out of Europe? And the odds for staying in - 6 to 1 on. If we come out, property prices may fall as rich Europeans, and possibly the rest of the world demure from buying stuff over here. As the bookies think we will be staying in - often a better guide than opinion polls - it seems to me that we might look for property comp[anies to invest in.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My Grandfather will spin in his grave as my father & I vote on Brexit today

Published 333 days ago

I am back in the UK for the 50th Wedding Anniversary of my in-laws but on the way to the Grim North today my father says that he will be filling out his Brexit referendum postal vote in front of me. Touche, I have my papers too and will fill in my vote. Back in 1975 my father's father was a spokesman for leave. He will be spinning in his grave as his son, but not his grandson, votes today. I discuss that. Then I move onto Nick Hewer trying to stop old folks being scammed by unregulated boiler rooms. But what about regulated scammers. I go back to poor Mr Bagot, WH Ireland (WHI) and John Molyneux a broker who has retired a rich man having trashed the savings of Mr Bagot and others. Why is Molyneux not being hauled up before someone? What message does that send out?

FTSE 100 rebounds but fear of Brexit weighs on the index

Published 337 days ago

After last Friday strong rally, the FTSE closed down yesterday. It seems the rally is running out of steam. Same thing in the S&P 500, I was expecting a rally near 2070, but the highest level yesterday was 2055 and the index closed down.

The silliest Brexit fib of the day - John Lewis lies to its 92,000 staff

Published 339 days ago

John Lewis, which also owns Waitrose, has today lied to its 92,000 staff. It is such a demonstrably silly porkie that surely no-one can take it seriously? The polls, I fear, suggest that the wall of lies from Project Fear is starting to work. 

Notes from Underground: Yes we Khan

Published 340 days ago

Last week I promised you a love letter to new London mayor Sadiq Khan. Actually, I don't have much to say about him other than if he drives Tom so mad, he must have some redeeming qualities. TW Note, I said I was glad Khan won, check your facts beardie,

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Even Cheryl Cole knows ( from personal experience) that George Osborne is talking bollocks on Brexit & House Prices

Published 340 days ago

George Osborne says UK house prices will fall by 18% if we vote for Brexit. At every single conceivable level he is talking bollocks. Even the lovely Cheryl Cole can testify to that as I explain in today's podcast.

Brexit The Movie - in Full: Watch this and send to all your friends

Published 344 days ago

In less than three days more than 150,000 people have watched this crowdfunded movie. Forget Government pro EU propaganda paid for with £10 million of YOUR cash. This is a compelling case for Brexit which did not cost you, the taxpayer, a cent. Watch it and pass on the link.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Petroceltic's O'Cathain blames others - bring out the piano wire for him

Published 346 days ago

I start with a few comments on Brexit The Movie, noting how the EU has screwed the little guy across the continent but especially here in Greece. Then it is onto the pathetic bleatings of Mr O'Cathain of Petroceltic (PCI) and also a demented analyst from Cenkos. Both deserve piano wire. But what lessons do we learn from the wipeout of Petroceltic and their dismal attempt to gain forgiveness? 

Regulated people leading regulated lives: Brexit the Movie (excerpt)

Published 348 days ago

The following video is hilarious but makes a rather serious point. Enjoy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 24 April: More Brexit lies as fraudster Rob Terry breaks cover: why?

Published 367 days ago

I start this podcast with a bit of a reflection on one or two excellent pieces this weekend notably my own stuff on African Potash (AFPO) and the Horse Hill ramp but also the cracking piece today by Cynical Bear on Fast Forward (FFWD). In the bearcast I also look at a stack more Brexit lies as well as discussing why Rob Terry has broken cover and where the SFO is with its investigation into the fraudster.

My Old Man Said Follow the Van Hirer.

Published 369 days ago

Hello Share Squeezers.  Having recently moved house with the aid of a hired furniture van, I can attest that there is a lot of competition out there. However, there is a large hirer of light commercial vehicles which seems a rather interesting play to me. It’s called Northgate (NTG) and it buys lorries, vans and cars which it rents to businesses and private drivers. Eventually it sells these vehicles. 

Jim Mellon & the EU: Piss off but we'll have your cash

Published 370 days ago

My old pal Jim Mellon is an ardent Europsceptic who campaigns for Brexit although, as a resident of the Isle of Man, he cannot actually vote himself in the great referendum. But all power to his elbow and I am sure that his offshore donations will be put to good use. But there is surely some irony in today's announcement from SalvaRx (SALV) where Jim is the largest shareholder and chairman.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 16 April - The lessons for AIM of Phorm & George Osborne lies about mortgage rates for Project Fear

Published 375 days ago

Im not feeling terribly well so this may be the only bearcast of the weekend. We shall see. However I look at the Phorm debacle on AIM which saw £201 million sent to money heaven. I name the guilty men and look at the lessons learned (or ignored if you are AIM Regulation). Then I show why George Osborne is lying about mortgage rates under Brexit as he wages war for Project Fear.

Bulletin Board Moron OR Project Fear anti Brexit lunatic contest of the week - can you beat rentboy loving Lord Browne?

Published 395 days ago

Let's widen the scope of the Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest this time to include the most ludicrous claims made by those in Project Fear, the campaign against Brexit. Yesterday Lord Browne of BP infamy claimed that leaving the EU meant that we might see another Auschwitz (see HERE) - can you trump that for scaremongering? Or do you just want to settle for nominating a common or garden Bulletin Board Moron who did not stiff shareholders with a bill for his rentboy? Whatever..please post all entries in the comments section below. Last week's contest...

Will Berkeley Square House Price Worries in the South East? I Think They Just Might.

Published 412 days ago

Hello Share Twiddlers. I've long advocated a low p/e ratio as a good sign that a share might be worth buying. Though sometimes a high number is not always a discouragment, as we also have to consider the chances of the company under review really taking off in the future.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 8 March: Solgold & Rose Petroleum - just doing the ffing maths!

Published 414 days ago

It is International Women's Day and I ponder how to celebrate now that the Mrs has cooked my breakfast and been made aware that my West Ham shirt needs cleaning. Then to the markets. Solgold (SOLG ) announced its placing last night - as I flagged it would at the weekend HERE - next up is Rose Petroleum (ROSE) where I flagged up the timing of the placing it must surely announce soon 90 days ago HERE. It is just about doing the bloody maths. I have a detailed look at Audioboom (BOOM) and then have a new message for the disgraced failed CEO pig that is Richard.Chase@NyotaMinerals.com. My other podcast to which I refer on why the sordid deal with Turkey MUST make you vote for Brexit is HERE

The End of Alchemy - Gold's got your back

Published 415 days ago

The Brexit vote is a distraction and we are in danger of the distraction of reorganising the pebbles on the beach whilst a great tsunami bears down behind us. Rather than focusing on whether or not we should remain in Europe, the decision should be more about how we participate and ultimately shape the economic grouping that will come after the Euro single currency breaks up and the European community has to become more accountable and economically functional.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 25 Feb: Bingo Bango Bongo & the lie of Business against Brexit

Published 426 days ago

I end with a look at Bango (BGO) and why I would not be tempted. I start with a look at the markets and why I remain a bear avec mon ami le grenouille Thierry, despite the markets having a big up day. Most of the podcast is dedicated to taking apart the establishment managers and other lunatics who make up the 200 business-persons against Brexit. They are wrong and they do NOT speak for business. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 20 Feb - Who do you think you are kidding Mr Cameron, if you think old England's Done

Published 432 days ago

Mr Cameron went to Brussels asking for little and came back with less. He is lying if he says otherwise and should be viewed with contempt. The reporting of this episode by the biased BBC and especially the loathsome Kayta Adler was a disgrace and reason enough not to pay your license fee. 80% of FTSE 100 bosses and the CBI said they would back Cameron even before he got his "deal". In this podcast I explain why these suits do not speak for British business and why all folks on the left or right or those who believe in liberty, freedom & truth should tell Cameron where to stick it and vote for Brexit.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 17 Feb - If we vote for Brexit will Emma Thompson please fuck off & live in Germany?

Published 434 days ago

It is now 48 hours without nicotine and lefty luvvie Emma Thompson attracts my ire. there is also comment on the Horse Hill ramping and Leni-maths, the tobacco smugglers at Afriag (AFRI), Fusionex (FXI), Adolf Hitler's business cards, Iofina (IOF), Petroceltic (PCI), Environmental Recycling (ENRT), Edenville (EDL), Tertiary (TYM), Totally (TLY) and Igas (IGAS).

New UKIP Attack video - the 2 faced David Cameron Special

Published 665 days ago

For the n'th time I do not support UKIP and neither does the druid Getafix although I see today that he has joined the forces of Euroscepticsm - welcome aboard Malcolm. However, UKIP attack videos are a hoot and the latest one exposes the two faces of Call Me Dave when it comes to a Brexit referendum as you can see below.

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