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.
Say what you like about fraudster Rob Terry, the man is a comedy genius. I am sure that when he does get sent to prison he will be providing entertainment for his fellow inmates in all sorts of ways. But away from the shower block one way will be as a comedian. Terry's latest commentary on the "blog" of his new ponzi, Quob Park Estate is a comedy classic.
We know from an Inspirit Energy Holdings (INSP) announcement on 17 May 2016 that Octagonal (OCT) remains a major shareholder in Inspirit and that John Gunn is a director of both Inspirit and also Octagonal. This really is a cosy old relationship between the two AIM POS companies.
Ok it may be technical analysis and, therefore, by definition utter cobblers but for those who are interested Jordan Roy Byrne at Palisade Capital remains bullish on all things golden. Let us hope that for once TA gives us a correct signal with his medium term targets.
Last week, Rank (RNK) and 888 (888) abandoned their pursuit of William Hill (WMH), acknowledging that it had been impossible to “meaningfully engage” with William Hill’s board. With a deal off the cards for now, we can get back to thinking about these companies on a standalone basis. And news is imminent: Rank is set to announce its preliminary results on Tuesday.
In this podcast I refer to my non financial podcast today on the great Olympic Con - sport is not making Britain Great again (HERE) and also to part 4 of the new series: The Chairman's Blog by Sir Benjamin Dover HERE. Then I go onto how the corrupt financial press and PR flunkies use and abuse you as readers and investors with special reference to bank closures and Lombard Risk Management (LRM) in the Mail on Sunday and, especially, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) in today's Sunday Times.
The Star Wars imagery should tell you that this is Tom writing not Steve. The series of movies will be my specialist subject if I ever go on Mastermind. Enough geekery, you want to know about marble not that I am losing my marbles.Another day and another operational update from Fox Marble (FOX) sees, on balance, more good news than bad. We will get full interims for the half calendar year by the end of September but the trading update is full. Let's start with the bad.
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. Day 4
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP) has had its shares suspended from trading pending clarification of its financial position since 11 March this year, and with a six-month timetable to AIM execution due to expire next month things were looking dire until a no-one-is-watching o’clock RNS at 4.50pm yesterday. It seems as though there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. Has the Filthy Forty turned up some good news? I rather suspect the answer to that may just be yes.
As one of those terrible foreigners who have come to steal jobs from hard done by Brits, I'm already subject to a fingerprint check every time that I cross the border. Also, I have to use the terrible foreigner line-up instead of the whizzy EU/UK passport line.
The only fool worse than an old fool (Malcolm - see HERE ) is a young fool, that is to say Graham Neary, see HERE. Maybe I should fire Graham. What do you think? Having discussed why young Graham is being foolish I move onto gold. Is it too late to buy gold shares? Why is Paul Jourdan not adding Caledonia Mining and how should you buy exposure if you have none?
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!
We tipped Berkeley Energia (BKY) at a 20p offer - the shares are now 48p-49p so I hope there are no complaints out there on this tip. What next? The most recent news of note was the Quarterlies. The actually numbers are academic but the only paragraph that matters states:
Richard Jennings of Align Research has written an open letter to Tony O'Reilly of Providence Resources (PVR). Mr Jennings and myself may not see eye to eye on many things (that is a diplomatic understatement of the year entry) but on this issue he is bang on the money. O'Reilly's behaviour is shocking and needs to be curbed. I'd urge other shareholders in Providence to drop Tony a note too. The open letter is below.
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. Day 3
Now that Teathers (TEA) disgraced Nilesh Jagatia has finally published accounts for another AIM POS, we can have a look at how Octagonal (OCT) has valued its investments. We start by looking at City Golf Clubs Limited.
Concepta (CPT) the latest Adam Reynolds healthcare RTO on AIM has announced interim result which are pretty academic. The company is a developer of a platform and suite of products targeted at the personalised mobile health market with a primary focus on women's fertility and specifically unexplained infertility.
Malcolm Stacey penned a piece earlier today (HERE) on why shares should rise. They may do so, as we live in crazy times but an number of the "facts" claimed by Malcolm are quite simply wrong. And his thesis is thus built on straw - he is wrong, wrong and wrong again as I explain in this bonus podcast.
Following the 31st December 2015 sale of its operating business to Capita as “it became clear to the board that the trading activities of the group could only survive as part of a much larger organisation”, Work Group (WORK) has now published results for 2015 and its shares have been re-admitted to AIM as an investing company…
Hello Share Masters. There is so much gloomy comment among the City ‘experts’ these days that I really think it’s reasonable to again put the other side. The Footsie continues to push towards all time highs, so it’s all too obvious that the market is not in step with the pundits.
Following complaints from shamed share ramper Roger Lawson, ADVFN has insisted on a raft of new editorial controls on OneFreeShareTip.com. I did not re-start my life five years ago to be told what I could or could not write. I said no and ADVFN boss Clem Chambers has just said that the website will be shut down. So...our hand is forced ... Welcome to fivefreesharetips.com - we hope you join NOW HERE.
The August edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring six share tips, the one gold share that all must own, and six reasons why the stock market may crash in 2017 and much more.
Earlier this month in Neil Woodford - how long before The Deadwood Press admits that he does not walk on water?, Tom noted a bad record – recently including Provident Financial (PFG). The Mail on Sunday had written “the FTSE 250 doorstep lender whose profits halved after it struggled to move to a new operating model” - the struggles have got considerably worse…
When Neil Woodford launched his Patient Capital Trust (WCPT) to much fanfare in 2015, everyone waited expectantly to see how he would start spending the £800 million war chest and so one had high hopes in April 2015 with the announcement of the first investment for the fund, namely a £4 million investment in an exciting quoted biotech play, Sphere Medial Holdings (SPHR). As an announcement last night showed, it has been as successful (or not) as one of his other uber-dogs RM2 International (RM2).
Once again I return to the subject of the company on AIM with the stupidest bunch of shareholders. The auditors of Bushveld Minerals (BMN) have stated explicitly that the company needs to raise fresh equity to avoid going tits up but shareholders respond by saying "how often have auditors got it wrong?" and a range of other excuses. They just do not get it at all, it is placing ahoy. Now the company has news today which the morons who own this stock seem to think is good. Ina private email this morning a top City broker put it thus:
A surprise announcement from AIM-listed Management Resource Solutions (MRS) at 9.49am detailing board and management changes. At that time of day it hardly looks routine and it wasn’t.
On Monday 13th February, Tom Winnifrith noted a crazy market for resource juniors and that, as an experiment, we'd track a 'Dirty Dozen' of such stocks after 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and on December 31. Here is a slightly late (so slightly longer than) 6 month update...
Hello, Share Mixers. As you may have gathered, I favour investment in all four big British banks at the mo. My main reason is that each time one of them announces new figures, its balance sheet seems to have improved nicely and the share price usually shoots up.
We asked you for suitable captions for the picture below of the leather man who took over from the cowboy as CEO of the Telit (TCM) village people. I refer, of course, to insider dealer Yosi Fait. You offered numerous suggestions as you can see HERE but there can be only one winner and it is
This week's Bulletin Board Moron contest is sponsored by the AIM Markets, the world's most successful growth market, now only slightly smaller than it was last year.
I wrote at the weekend about the surprising lack of TR-1’s at Red Leopard Holdings (RLH), particularly from the largest shareholder Spreadex, with the company having gone into suspension pending an RTO. Well, as if by magic, they arrived yesterday, after hours of course.
It was around a year ago that I wrote an article about one of my then tips of the year BHP Billiton (BLT) observing that the world's largest mining company had just made billions of dollars of losses...but correctly the share price was going up. Billiton was a nice solid pick for 2016 but so far this year the share has been more volatile than remunerative.
NEX Exchange listed UK Investor Show sponsor First Sentinel (FSEN) announced its move into the public markets via IPO in May 2017 and is already pushing forward with investment opportunities often reserved for institutional groups and inaccessible to retail investors. Due to management’s extensive experience and involvement in the UK, and global financial markets, First Sentinel provides value to shareholders through its unique access to a wide variety of pre-IPO, IPO, mezzanine and senior financing opportunities. The company employs a proprietary risk-control investment strategy that seeks strong upside potential while ensuring maximum downside protection.
Since our previous update, Pembridge Resources (PERE) has followed the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone from the ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'...
Self-described ‘talent acquisition & advisory services’ company Norman Broadbent (NBB) “announces the appointment of Gary Browning as Strategic Adviser to the Board and CEO, the appointment of WH Ireland as Nominated Adviser and Broker, the issue of a £300,000 loan note and the commencement of CFO succession planning”. Hmmm…
Too many years ago to remember as a fledgling analyst and junior portfolio manager, I was told by an old hand that 'WPP is the company with the greatest correlation to the FTSE-100'. I have no idea - nor the boring Excel skills - to say whether this is true but the notion that the world's largest advertising company should broadly share the same ups and downs as the very international main UK market index makes quite a bit of sense.
Hello, Share Smugglers. The main staples of your portfolio, I should imagine, are in these popular sectors; oil, banks, pharmaceuticals, utilities and insurance. I could be wrong, but history shows that people who invested in these areas years ago still hold the stock.
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