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Mark Slater is a class act. His presentation at UK Investor Show was riveting - my old friend never lets us down. For anyone interested in stock picking and looking for ideas as well as method this is a must watch. And it is having speakers like this that marks out UK Investor Show as the country's top one day event in the world of shares. Enjoy
John McGloin, entrepreneurial chairman and chief executive officer of West Africa-focused Amara Mining (AMA), says he is ‘looking to use the value we have created to build a larger company’ and reports ‘corporate guys are busy in our data room’ in the wake of proposals for a a $10million (£6.6million) ‘strategic’ investment at a premium price of 16p by International Finance Corporation (IFC), an affiliate of the World Bank.
He may no longer be the reigning pro-celeb UKI pizza making champion, but Ed Croft of Stockopedia does a mean old masterclass on how to use stock screening to pick winners Here is the video of his 2015 UK Investor Session. Enjoy
Howdy Share Seekers. When I first started writing for the newly-formed Sharecrazy website in 2000, the world and his wife were trading shares. I could not take a taxi ride without the driver expressing an opinion on his portfolio. The secretaries at work were swapping stock market ideas. The milkman had a pretty thick portfolio of stocks.
In this podcast I look at the bleating customers of IG Index, the nature of AIM in relation to a chat with Doc, the Labour/SNP threat to Britain in the context of HSBC threatening to quit, Rosslyn Data and James Courtis Pond and again at the forthcoming AGM Of the LSE.
Rick Rule is the chairman of Sprott US, part of the world’s largest and best known mining investment vehicle so he knows his onions. He is also a mammoth bull of gold, silver and of mining juniors and he explains why in this podcast recorded with my colleagues at Palisade capital the other day. It is gripping and compelling listening.
John McGloin, the CEO of Amara Mining, was among those manning a stand at UK Investor Show 2015 and also doing a 20 minute presentation. In case you missed John in action, here is the video.
In the week since the UK Investor Show, what have we learned a number of things - meanwhile this website continues to draw in the crowds and this is what you were reading last week
AIM listed PGC Entertainment (PGCE) might well be the only "straight" China play on the AIM casino. It presented at the UK Investor Show and the video is below...
I remain convinced that the chances of Worthington (WRN) relisting are somewhere between no hope and Bob Hope but a hell of a lot closer to the former. But while we dance the charade that it may regain a listing the RNS statements it puts out beg ever odder questions, I am heading down a wormhole with the white rabbit as I try to follow what is going on in the great Worthington acid trip. Try following this for starters:
Coinsilium is planning an IPO within weeks on AIM and it seems to be attracting some interesting backers as a bitcoin play. It presented at UK Investor Show 2015 and here is the video.
Wednesday morning saw the announcement of annual results from Peel Hotels (PHO), and the headline numbers are impressive for a hotel operator without any presence in London and which is wedged in that uncomfortable space between the luxury and budget brands. It has all the makings of a serious recovery play – just look at the percentages!
They are flooding in now. Unlike some trade shows where you see rows of stands from financial services pond life like Darren Winters and Nasdaq listed and privately held UK companies of zero interest, UK Investor has stands manned by 100+ PLCs listed on AIM in which you can invest. One of them was Rare Earth Minerals (REM) and here is the video of its presentation from 2015.
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…
Stockpicking - that is what you all wanted to hear about at the UK Investor Show 2015 and as such a packed out presentation with more than 800 folks crammed into a 700 person theatre came from Ed Croft of Stockopedia, Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit and "the miserable froggie" the great Thierry Laduguie.
Eurasia Mining (EUA) is a company that I tipped here at just below the current level nearly a year ago, and I still see it as a speculative buy. I had a chance to have a chat with the company at the UK Investor Show last weekend, and everything seems to be progressing as planned with its platinum projects in Russia.
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.
Next up in the videos of presentations from UK Investor Show is Colin Bird of AIM listed Jubilee Platinum (JLP). Enjoy.
In a few hours Mr Darren Winters will stand up as a main stage speaker at a marginal investor show in London. Most media organisations will not give him airtime but some are so devoid of principle that they will take his money to allow him to peddle his snake oil. I explained yesterday why so many of his claims are bogus HERE, now to how he gets folks to part with their cash.
I have bashed Peter Hambro of Petropavlovsk (POG) over the years but all credit to the man in that he appeared on the main stage at UK Investor to take questions and stand up to me. Respect! Enjoy.
Nine share tips tips, defending Churchill, and not missing Nigel Wray. And much more...
Oddly enough Britain's most conceited fund manager Neil Woodford has yet to agree to appear at UK Investor Show to answer some simple questions from me. What is he frightened of? I will have to go ahead with the session without him but I hope that he does not bleat on about how he had no right of reply! Anyhow, I discuss my futurology piece of yesterday and how it should be viewed if you are, like Nomates Neil, a big holder of auto related stocks. I cover BCA Marketplace (BCA), The AA (AA.) and Northgate (NTG) in this section. I also look, en passant, at another Woodford dog RM2 (RM2). Then I cover Milestone (TOAST) and finally pick up on the most excellent post on the comments section of this site by Drunken Sailor on POS Andalas (ADL)
Picking shares should be easy, right? Find a company where both profits and cash flow generation are improving plus where investor sentiment is shot to bits and the Gods of both fundamental analysis and investor psychology should be on your side.
Gold has rallied back close to trendline resistance. Will it push through this time? That will depend on if Gold can breakout in real terms (against stocks, currencies) as its strength over the past year has been driven by only US$ weakness. This is the question answered by the only half decent technical analyst on this planet, Jordan Roy Byrne in his latest Palisade Capital podcast.
Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced a Proposed Refinancing, including raising £6.2 million at 2.5p per share… and the shares have currently responded more than 15% higher on yesterday, above 5.5p…
As Neil Woodford is such a believer in transparency, he has pulled his monthly updates altogether so these monthly updates now take on a greater importance to provide much needed information to the long-suffering investors in the three funds. Can’t imagine why Woodford stopped them?
Union Jack Oil (UJO) has updated including noting a draft decision advertisement issued by the Environment Agency that it is inclined to award a bespoke environmental permit for drilling and testing the Holmwood exploration well in PEDL 143 and how the company “is positioned to deliver ongoing news flow throughout 2018 from our onshore portfolio of producing assets, drill-ready appraisal and exploration targets”…
Hello, Share Pickers. Previously, I’ve recommended the old Royal Insurance Company which is now RSA (RSA) to your further probing. And having now reviewed last year’s results, I’m rather glad I did.
Shares in tech wafer supplier IQE (IQE) have been on a tear recently - after the company has been the subject of not one but two short reports which questioned the accounting treatment of two joint ventures it set up in 2014.
My friend and former colleague the aristocrat Dru Edmonstone was - as widely reported - sentenced to 21 months last week for a £60,000 benefits fraud, something the pathetic wretch did to fund his spread betting addiction. I discuss this and ask does a case like that of Dru justify the current clampdown on spreadbetters. I think such a clampdown would not have stopped Dru for addicts will always find a way. I discuss the odd goings on at Saffron Energy (SRON) which hardly inspire confideence. But my main focus is on the revelation HERE by Cynical Bear that Neil Woodford's flagship £7.1 billlion fund has taken on an overdraft, as an emergency measure to fund either redemptions or a growing collection of falling knives or both. If Woodford believes what he says about markets being overvalued - and I do - this is a sign that Britain's most conceited fund manager has completely lost the plot and may be not that far from the final collapse.
I last wrote about PCG Entertainment (PCGE) about six months ago (HERE) after it announced its Riverfort funding deal which I thought was potentially ok provided PCGE kept up its newsflow to provide the necessary liquidity to soak up the Riverfort sales; however, unfortunately, nothing of any import has been announced and in fact, nothing has happened at PCGE since the dark ages it seems – isn’t it just a cash shell?
England’s newest Alternative Merchant Banking company First Sentinel PLC has one mission for its shareholders: value creation and growth. Sometimes it can be hard for investors to find the right opportunities offering good returns with an acceptable level of risk. Often investment opportunities are made available to institutional investors with retail or high net worth investors coming second. First Sentinel works diligently to gain access to such investment opportunities to the benefit of shareholders.
Hello, Share Carriers. Even a raging bull like myself has to accept that sooner or later shares will crash to more realistic levels. There was a scare in that unhappy direction a couple of weeks back, but it seems to have been a false alarm. That doesn’t mean that the real thing - a proper crash - doesn’t continue to threaten us. So what should we do to preserve our assets now?
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2017 and thus far in 2018 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...
Ignore what Ed Karr says about ramping his own stocks. What he says about inflation, a word unfamiliar to younger readers, is of real note. In this podcast from Palisade Capital, Karr discusses how you need to time the market cycles correctly. Gold is currently catching a pretty good bid, particularly with the recent dollar decline. We have seen an increase in volatility recently, and things are looking pretty good for precious metals. We could break through the 1350 level this year, and 2018 is shaping up to be an excellent year for gold.
I haven’t commented on fully listed Interserve (IRV) for a while. This, of course, is another outsourcing company doing our blessed government’s good works for it – and, like Carillion (RIP) is struggling with its debt (albeit we are to believe to a lesser extent). It is also a company which has delivered less than complete clarity. But it is under new management. So I wonder why the shares (now down to just 64.9p to sell as at Friday’s close) have again been slipping.
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