The May edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - Tips, UK Investor Show photo feature, and the the end of the EU
British Airways- why I was not flying Saturday: an ex customer writes about it and the journalists it bribes
Published 2 days ago
Well, apparently these two have few fans on ShareProphets as you can see from the submissions. But we've selected a first time winner.
Published 3 days ago
Caption this photo of a gruesome, delusional waste of space and a person who just tells it like it is. Deadline is midnight tonight (Saturday 27 May). I suspect that TW and myself disagree about which is which. TW Note - This is a picture of "No beauty in the two beasts."
Published 11 days ago
The graph below is terrifying and makes a strong case for not voting at all in the General Election. It tracks the tax burden - the amounts the State takes from its citizens as a percentage of GDP. This is horrifying.
Published 13 days ago
The Tory-controlled media has been working overtime to convince voters that Labour wants a return to the bad old days of the 70s, with its fox hunts, its universities for the elites, and, wait... that's not right. Oh yes, the Tory-controlled media says that the Labour manifesto is a pinko-commie cloud-cookoo land fiscal LSD dream. It turns out that it is not.
Published 14 days ago
There can be no winners with this edition of the Caption Contest, as the entries show. Only the least horrible.
Published 15 days ago
Caption this photo of Jezza Corbyn's new battle bus borrowed from his pals in the IRA. Deadline is midnight tonight. Entries showing a complete lack of taste will stand a greater chance of winning
Published 16 days ago
The starting gun on the next general election has been fired so unexpectedly that the report has been felt throughout the country. But the first tangible response was a swift rally in the pound, putting pressure on the UK stock market.
Published 17 days ago
There were many fine entries for the Jezza caption contest, but there can only be one winner.
Published 25 days ago
You can always dismiss local elections as local contests which tell you nothing about the result of the next General Election. But when that next General Election is just five weeks away and when there are clear trends evident across the board you can make clear assumptions. Let's start with UKIP whose spokesperson Lisa Duffy said the results were "disappointing" but she would "not call it a disaster". As I write the fruitcakes have lost 98 of the 99 seats they were defending and not gained one. If that is not a disaster what is? UKIP is finished. And its votes have clearly gone Conservative.
Published 27 days ago
Caption this photo of Labour star Diane Abbott on Countdown . The deadline for entries, in the comments section below, is midnight tonight.
Published 30 days ago
In a story of two Jerrys there can be only once caption contest winner. Read the funny, but losing, comments here. But the winner is...
Published 31 days ago
The quantity of contributions was high, but we have declared of winner of the caption contest.
Published 32 days ago
Caption this polished politician in the comments below. The deadline is midnight tonight.
Published 33 days ago
There were a lot of funny entries in this Caption Contest, and it was a pleasure to have such plentiful options. Yet, this caption stood out.
Published 34 days ago
Caption this very accurate and not at all cropped photo of some nice Tories in the comments below. The deadline is midnight tonight.
Published 35 days ago
Seen on the streets this week...Leave your own caption in the comments below. Deadline is midnight Tuesday, 25 April.
Published 39 days ago
The subjects of the Channel 4 Mancunian documentary Shameless are featured in this spoof Labour advertisement. can you offer a more suitable caption? Post your answers in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight (Friday)
Published 41 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.
Published 42 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.
Published 648 days ago
I landed in Greece on Tuesday. Within 48 hours the loathsome Blair like lying snake of a PM Alex Tsipras had quit, barring a miracle we will have a second General Election in 2015 on September 20th.
Published 716 days ago
Crack out the champagne, the Tories have won and can govern unhindered by those pesky Liberal Democrats! That seemed to be very much the view on 8th May but five weeks later what has really changed for Britain?
Published 753 days ago
At 7 AM it is clear that the Tories are going to be able to govern alone for five more years. As someone who runs a small business, who would like the economy to prosper, to see jobs created and the deficit cut and who wants us all to have a say on Europe I rejoice. My only regret is that I was not with her wife and her lefty pals at their election night party as they tried to work out how to but the corks back in the champagne bottle.
Published 753 days ago
Hi apologies for the podcast delay, after a long trek down to the Mani I fell asleep. In this bury bad news on General Election day podcast I look at news from Red Rock Resources, African Copper and a laughable statement from SCS Upholstery. I also cover the China frauds, specifically Camkids and Naibu but also Sorbic, JQW, China Chaintek and Jiasen and have a message for Alan Green about a motorbike upgrade. And I cover New World Oil & Gas
Published 755 days ago
A relatively brief Bearcast today for reasons that I explain in full. But I do cover why Coms needs to fess up on a number of matters NOW and what happens tomorrow in the General Election. I should be up and running by 8.30 AM GMT from The Mani in Greece and will be writing and bearcasting from there for the next month.
Published 755 days ago
And today we conclude our series from contributors to this site on how they are voting in the General Election with an offering from Graham Perch on why he is supporting UKIP.
Published 755 days ago
Tomorrow morning as the General Election polls open I shall be sitting in sunny Kalamata preparing to head out to see the snakes at the Greek Hovel. Fear not Theo Clarke (Con) and Perry Hicks (Con) my postal votes are already in. But on this day many in the City will be away from their desks trying to get the vote out and many investors will be looking elsewhere. In the words of a Labour spin doctor on 9/11 “it will be a good day to bury bad news” and I am told that a number of companies are already planning to do just that. However…
Published 757 days ago
Recently we have been bombarded with adverts on TV and radio reminding us to make sure that we are all registered to vote in the forthcoming general election. But I find myself increasingly questioning just how much difference it really makes.
Published 757 days ago
By popular demand it is back but for the next two weeks we add a General Election twist. As ever the rules are simple. Filthylucre and Bananabob cannot post their own comments on this website as entries as they are just too good. But any other comment on a Bulletin Board or twitter is eligible. But we also allow you to post any comment made by a politician during the Election campaign which is self-evidently ludicrous and unjustifiable. The most ludicrous or idiotic statement wins. We knew Vince Cable would come in handy one day. Although that mad Aussie who leads the Greens gives crazy old Vince a good run for his money.
Published 759 days ago
We continue our series on why various ShareProphets writers are voting for a range of parties on May 7th. I asked for a postal vote and so I have already voted and I voted Tory. Since I view the entire political class with contempt the main reason for voting Tory was to annoy my Labour voting wife. But there are actually three more serious reasons why everyone should vote Tory in the General Election.
Published 761 days ago
We have asked a number of ShareProphets columnists to justify how they are voting next week. We start our series with guest columnist Jonathan Price who explains why he is voting Lib Dem.
Published 762 days ago
Want to drown your sorrows 24 hours before the General Election? Want to visit the food and drink bank for the investing classes, chat to a couple of fluffy PR birds and hear presentations by three PLCs? It is nothing to do with me as I shall be in Greece but if you are in London?
Published 765 days ago
Maybe I did not make the General Election element of this contest clear. Merely pointing out policies that do not stack or the general duplicity of Call Me Dave or insanity of Vince Cable/The Greens does not win – we need a specific quote that is self-evidently insane. Please do better this week HERE. And thus the winner of last week’s contest is…
Published 766 days ago
By popular demand it is back but for the next two weeks we add a General Election twist. As ever the rules are simple. Filthylucre and Bananabob cannot post their own comments on this website as entries as they are just too good. But any other comment on a Bulletin Board or twitter is eligible. But we also allow you to post any comment made by a politician during the Election campaign which is self-evidently ludicrous and unjustifiable. The most ludicrous or idiotic statement wins. We knew Vince Cable would come in handy one day.
Published 768 days ago
Hello Share Breakers. Well, the strain was too much for me. I said earlier that I had turned a lot of my shares into cash. It seemed I had moved overnight from being a bull to a bear.
Published 769 days ago
To the cockney boyz 4-3, To the cockney boyz 4 -3! After a resounding victory this year, I am now one ahead in my annual show debates against my very good friend Richard Poulden. The motion this year was "This house believes that if you own shares you should vote Labour in the General Election". Comrade Poulden won the toss and elected to speak in favour of the motion, I opposed
Published 776 days ago
Some last minute changes to the schedule for UK Investor this Saturday the 18th include the annual Richard Poulden vs Tom Winnifrith debate which this year is in a 100 person room on the 3rd floor (the stands floor) not on the main stage. The Motion is “This house believes that if you own shares you should vote Labour in the General Election.”
Published 777 days ago
Hello Share Compadres. It is not really expected from me, I know, but I have been getting edgy about the performance of shares lately.
Published 778 days ago
I see that Andrew Monk of VSA Resources is today saying that he will emigrate if Labour wins the General Election. Normally Jim Davidson makes a similar pledge. That almost makes me tempted to back the People’s Party. Just wondering who else has promised to leave the Country if the Reds triumph on May 7? If any one of:
Published 785 days ago
This is not the most important election ever. It matters little who wins. None of the parties are going to do anything about the big issues of slashing spending on welfare, the pensions ponzi, education or the NHS. All will continue the UK's slide to insolvency. None understand who creates wealth. That is the subject of today's podcast.
Published 834 days ago
Currently I have a negative outlook on UK property in the shorter term and that makes Savills (SVS) an attractive shorting opportunity. It is the UK’s leading estate agent and one of the biggest in the world, based on turnover, but with the share price very close to an all time, currently at around 712p and a market cap of just under £1 billion, this FTSE250 company looks over-valued to me.
Published 848 days ago
Current opinions on the direction of the UK property market over the coming year certainly wouldn’t send me rushing to invest in any estate agents. That is even more the case when you look at London, and especially high-end properties, and is why I currently see Foxtons Group (FOXT) as a sell and would expect the share price to drift during 2015.
Published 854 days ago
Hello Share Scramblers. The general election is creeping up on us like a fog around Dracula's castle. As a result we can expect some turbulent days for the old share prices.
Published 879 days ago
As we head into 2015, infamous bear raider Evil Knievil and I had a brief chat this morning about his top shorting ideas for 2015.
Published 1015 days ago
I last covered Centrica (CNA) in early February. I suggested it was a buy at 311p. This proved to be a profitable trade more quickly than I anticipated. Now that the share price is recovering from its latest drop, I have a slightly alternative indicator for going long; the explosion of berries growing in trees!