Although I am no Red Adair when it comes to the world of oil & gas exploration, I did attempt to engage in conversation regarding this particular field with an amiable representative of Nostra Oil & Gas at the UK Investor Show last month.
There was a time not so long ago when any company with the word China on its notepaper was seemingly guaranteed stock market share price success.
The end of last week saw Innovation Group as something of a surprise winner in terms of stocks heavily traded among the small caps.
I wrote about Beowulf mining in my first book 101 Charts For Trading success, as an example of the pleasures and pitfalls of what you can achieve in the small caps area. Nearly 2 years on and Beowulf Mining shares is only a fraction of what it was at its peak. Indeed, we have suffered the equivalent of a Dotcom Bubble bursting in mining stocks.
As you might imagine over recent weeks have become quite a keen follower of the news wires in terms of the latest developments at Gulf Keystone. I also keep an eye on what the latest targets are for the oil and gas explorer. It would appear that we are looking at anywhere between £10 and 10p as far as the forecast price targets for this much followed / sacred cow of a company.
Clearly, it does not require too much imagination to work out that after finding support at 12p or just below over the past couple of years, shares of Parkmead may finally go up and stay up. But the problem is trying to work out what will be different this time in terms of the stock being able to find lasting support at the bottom of the range on this occasion versus the other eleven?
Ithaca Energy shares would appear to serve as a reminder that as far as many small caps, and other companies that are relatively illiquid, you really need to step back from the near-term noise on the daily chart and look at the bigger picture. Only then do you really give yourself a chance of making a call worth trading on for the long haul.
For some weeks I was rather put off from looking at the charting picture of Afferro Mining on the basis that it was likely to be a M&A situation where the fundamentals could overtake the technicals at any point.
EMED (EMED) issued a rather wordy statement on Wednesday which is on balance good news.
AIM-listed speciality pharmaceutical company Alliance Pharma (APH) has updated that “trading in the first four months of 2013 has been 6% ahead of the same period last year (5% on an underlying basis), with turnover of £15.1 million”.
Berkeley Mineral Resources has been requested by a ShareProphets user, and it would appear that it is a stock which currently has improving prospects, after an extended period of unwinding since the dizzy heights of 8p plus were reached over 2 years ago.
I first wrote on AIM-listed research and marketing company Cello Group (CLL) when the shares traded at 38p in August 2010.
1Spatial (SPA) is turning into rather a good inclusion in my Nifty Fifty Recovery portfolio. It joined in November at a 4p offer price. The shares are now 7.625p after an £18 million placing at 6p with a blue-chip raft of institutions and news of a very exciting acquisition. This is a game changer.
AIM-listed K3 Business Technology (KBT), a provider of ‘enterprise resource planning’ software, hosting and managed services to the supply chain industry, is a company I have covered for a number of years.
Stakebuilding has caused Zincox to rebound sharply in recent days, although the sharpest price action has come in today with an unfilled gap to the upside. The question at this point is whether the rebound is sustainable and if so, how much upside may be left?
As you might expect from a stock like Avingtrans, which has already made substantial gains in recent months, the daily chart is full of positive points to back the bull argument, and make it appear that any idea profit-taking this stage would be premature.
How do you keep an idiot in suspense? Assuming he is the sort of idiot who owns shares in Quindell (QPP) it is by telling him that the annual report is imminent.
In Bulletin Board fantasy land some morons were assuming that Churchill Mining (CHL) might have won its case by next week.
Yesterday two of the top three risers in the whole London market were wedge breakout formations – Leeds Resources (LDP) and Noricum Gold (NMG), situations that I have flagged in the past week.
On the AIM Cesspit unusual share price movements ahead of statements are par for the course. Of course nothing is ever awry. This is a market where a company can issue a statement that it is completely untrue and face no sanction (Verdes – see here) and indeed do a placing 24 hours after issue an untrue RNS (Sefton on March 6th see here) and again there is no sanction. There are no rules on the Cesspit. And that brings me to Arian Silver (AGQ).
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.
When the Brexit remoaners paper of choice, The Guardian, suffers an internet glitch there is always the lamentable Independent which serves up a daily diet of fake news on all matters European. Yesterday we learned that Southern Salads, a Kent firm, had gone bust and 250 ex workers could thank Brexit for it all. Well that is the Indy line, except that it is palpably false. It is just made up news. Fake news at every level.
As seen here, Telit's (TCM) distributers are a, um, diverse lot, including a distributer in Vietnam that appears to be a scooter courier firm. Which is nice, and thank you for sponsoring this week's Bulletin Board Moron search.
The bit about naked women explains itself but is of course a cue to link to the photo articles on Quindell's & Cloudtag's daftest shareholders, semi naked sisters Kate & Hayley. China and the UK property crash elaborates on the points I made in the property crash bearcast HERE. And then we turn to the question of can you find a thousand bagger, the new ASOS (ASC) . I ask this because of Malcolm's words on IQE (IQE) HERE and because I am just about to make a large new investment - could it be the next ASOS? It won't be but I explain why that does not mean I am not excited.
Today's Sunday Times carries new shocking revelations about the shocking lack of corporate governance at AIM fraud du jour Telit (TCM) - surely now the former FD, now CEO Yosi Fait must follow his predecessor the Boston fraudster Oozi Cats/Uzi Katz and be resigned at once
Shares in Falanx (FLX) have slipped and slipped most of the summer. The reality is - as we noted with Optibiotix (OPTI) the other day - that sensible folks are sitting on beaches and this means that there is a bit of an absence of buyers. Well let us clarify there is certainly an absence of buyers for small cap stocks where there has been no news and Falanx fits that bill.
With ten days to go until enforced suspension, Red Leopard Holdings (RLH) announced a potential RTO on Friday relating to a coal project in Colombia. I thought I’d take a look at what it might mean for the shareholders which raised the question as to the bloody shareholders actually are – does no-one file a TR-1 anymore??
Thursday night’s Coldplay concert in Chicago was VR live streamed across the globe. But guess which heavily ramped warrant exercise vehicle played no role in the event? If you guessed EVR Holdings (ticker EVRH) then go straight to the top of the class, it’s VR subsidiary, MelodyVR, was nowhere to be seen!
Ali Zamani argues that gold has been in a bull market since the end of last year. The start of bull markets often go unnoticed; it’s a grind. However, we are making higher highs and higher lows. He looks at the most successful macro investors and many have come out recently with breakout calls. The ground is fertile, the charts look good, and the base is in, gold will rise quicker than most people think. Indeed he explains why gold will hit new record highs ssoner than most folks think.
I had to laugh this week when I witnessed the marketing genius of one of the key investments of YOLO Leisure and Technology (YOLO) which came straight out of the CloudTag playbook and would be well known to most readers here. How could it possibly go wrong?
Do you think Yosi got the machine below from Telit's (TCM) Vietnamese distributor of Internet products? In light of today's article on the former FD of the AIM fraud du jour, now its CEO, perhaps you can supply a suitable caption in the comments section below - deadline midnight Monday 21st. If you want more photos of burly men in leather check out Yosi's facebook page.
I had an oniine conversation with an FT reporter about the Telit affair over how the FT would rather credit some Italian newspaper than your obd't one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares. They had to credit somebody given that the FT did not break the story themselves. How convenient for them. CityAM and other publications went with credititing nobody at all. The story broke itself!
It is August and Marcus Stuttard, the head of AIM, sees his portfolio of AIM stocks selected for him get to within 40 days of a full year. Out of the seven three have been booted off the market, one is suspended (no accounts) and the other was booted off AIM but got listed on the NEX lobster pot until it was suspended on that market as well. But Mr Stuttard is completely happy with the regulatory environment of the world’s most successful growth market.
Yesterday there were more revelations about Telit (TCM) which, as I noted, made the position of former FD now CEO Yosi Fait all the more tricky. Now I want to revisit three days in June and three in July - events then make Yosi's position utterly untenable and explain why he must be fired at once. He is guilty of either extreme and sackable levels of incompetence and of lying to shareholders and insider dealing or of just insider dealing. It is one or the other - there is no third way. So there is no way out for Telit, Yosi must be sacked at once.
It seems that some regulators have more teeth than others. The PCAOB – a US regulator – has revoked the registration of Hong Kong audit firm Crowe Horwath HK and censured it for refusing to cooperate with an investigation of the firm’s audits of a China-based issuer. Crowe Horwath is part of the same network of audit firms that contains our very own Crowe Clark Whitehill, which audited a large number of AIM-China Filthy Forty companies before they disappeared into the ether (see HERE).
Hello, Share Trundlers. Once again, I take the liberty of bringing before you a share you may not have come across before. Though Marshalls (MSLH) is a Footsie 250 stock, so it does have its fans. And those fans have been making good money recently.
Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced that work is now underway to open up three entrances to the mine at Gubong in South Korea. The target entrances were found using Ground Penetrating Radar, chatting to the locals and from historical information on what was once the country's second biggest gold mine.
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