Keyword results: asos

Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: sexual harassment, expense abuse and a disastrous IPO

I am today alone at the Greek Hovel, for reasons I explain. Walking up and down snake hill, I must have sweated off 15 lbs! In the podcast, I start with a look at Boohoo (BOO), ASOS (ASC) and the issue of earnings visibility, as business models are forced to change. On my return, I spoke to a whistleblower from a 2021 IPO roll-call-of-shame company; I relay some of the specific accusations made. I'm not sure when to name the company, and how I should play it. But I will do so when back in the UK. The said accusations compound a dire financial position, about which I have warned you numerous times.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
SOS
SOS
PREMIUM CONTENT

Sosandar – Will It Buck The Trend Set by Asos And Boohoo....Do Ya Feel Lucky, Punk?

I see that shares in AIM-listed online purveyor of ladies wear Sosandar (SOS) have dropped – down by 0.5p today, to 20p and down from 22p at the start of play yesterday. But there has been no news, so why the shedding of around 10% of its value? The answer is, of course, news from rivals Asos (ASC) and Boohoo (BOO).

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ASC
ASC
PREMIUM CONTENT

All good fun (Not!) at ASOS

I may have told you the story before that I thought I was so smart when I doubled my money in the then As Seen On Screen (and now ASOS) (ASC) shares the thick end of a couple of decades ago…but I sold way too early. However it is better to make money than not…as any ASOS investors over the last five years know, with the stock down a mere 80% since 2017. And as any trendy 15-30 year olds will tell you, there have been plenty of fashion brand changes over recent years way beyond whether clothes should be bought online or not. And on this front, onto today’s noteworthy two updates…

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
DGE
DGE
PREMIUM CONTENT

I don’t drink to my acknowledgement that I was wrong about Diageo!

You should never mind a bit of hindsight from the 0.001% of people who did something a bit bonkers and made a fortune. I guess I should have theoretically invested a couple of thousand quid in bitcoin eight or ten years ago and would now look like a genius.  Whilst I am sure there are a few people who have made themselves absolute fortunes this way, I reckon 99% of people who did buy a few bitcoin back then, probably did not make much money (even if they could log into their electronic link successfully). Famously I sold my ASOS (ASC) shares a gazillion years ago after doubling my money, which was not very smart from the perspective of where the shares ended up fifteen years or so later. I am still living and learning 26 years into my actual investment life.  And that brings me back to Diageo (DGE) which had its latest numbers last Thursday…

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ASC
ASC
PREMIUM CONTENT

Busy earnings season Thursday: ASOS, Wood Group and Tesco

If you are into corporate updates it is an interesting day today and loads to write about. Here is the exciting news: it is going to be like this for over the next couple of months. It has always been thus over the last twenty-five plus years I have been looking at the U.K. markets. I guess I should start with ASOS (ASC), which may have formally talked about a four month trading update to the end of December, but a second headline it gave, observing that the company ‘announces intended move to London Stock Exchange’s main market’, is kind of interesting too.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ASC
ASC
PREMIUM CONTENT

Don’t worry, be excited ahead of a busy corporate earnings week

A week into January and I see that the weekend press has plenty of stories about the European Central Bank executive who ‘warns green energy push will drive inflation higher’, as well as the UK’s former vaccines minister who said it would be ‘helpful’ to cut the self-isolation period to five days.  Otherwise there is the apparent hassle of the wealth of the top 1% is 230 times higher than the poorest 10%.  Such analytical excitement (not).  

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Bear

October performance update: start of 2021 shorted AIM shares

Early this year we showed the Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2021. How’s the performance (those in bold remain from 2020) as at the end of October?…

Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a day of childcare hell

To say that I am cross by today’s turn of events would be an understatement. Hence this podcast is short and late and somewhat bad tempered. It covers Asos (ASC), Anglo African (AAAP), Tirupati Graphite (TGR), and Orcadian (ORCA) with another comment on the oil price and oil shares.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ASC
ASC
PREMIUM CONTENT

All change at ASOS

Late last month I observed that boohoo (BOO) was uninteresting to me, but I was going to have a look at shares in ASOS (ASC) which was due to give a big update this Thursday…but it has come out early. I bet you cannot guess why!

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Bear

September performance update: start of 2021 shorted AIM shares

Early this year we showed the Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2021. How’s the performance (those in bold remain from 2020) as at the end of September?…

ASC
ASC

What's in a Company Name? Well, a Better Chance of Success for Starters.

Hello, Share Bashers. This old punter has an illogical leaning towards picking companies with eye-catching names. For example, I once bought more shares than I ought in a firm called Sleepy Kids. Older readers will remember it was a studio which made very imaginative cartoons. Budgie the Helicopter was one popular title.

ASC
ASC
PREMIUM CONTENT

Sunday musings about Asia (Prudential) and ESG focus (Asos)

It is going to be a busy next week in the markets.  I look forward to that but first a couple of bits of Sunday musing. Five weeks ago here I was thinking about Prudential (PRU) ‘which might have been founded in London in May 1848, but today (post the spin-off of M&G (MNG)) is all about its US and Asian insurance and related business focus’.  Well, as you might have read in the last week, the company’s US division Jackson Financial has formally split and the company is an independent organisation listed on the New York Stock Exchange and technically ‘Prudential shareholders are entitled to receive one share of Jackson’s Class A common stock for every 40 Prudential shares they hold’.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
BT
BT
PREMIUM CONTENT

Hello the new BT Chairman

I read in today’s press that ‘British Telecom (BT.A) has picked the former chief executive of Royal Mail (RMG) and ITV (ITV) to be its new chairman…Adam Crozier is expected to resign as chairman of the online fashion retailer Asos (ASC)  to focus on the role, although he is tipped to stay on as chairman of Whitbread (WTB)’.  How exciting!  

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Bear

July performance update: start of 2021 shorted AIM shares

Early this year we showed the Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2021. How’s the performance (those in bold remain from 2020) as at the end of July?…

ASC
ASC
PREMIUM CONTENT

Asos shares unsurprisingly struggle

Back on the 1st February I observed about the online clothing retailer Asos (ASCthat ‘I am still a seller on this name and take the view that below £40 is a level where you can start looking at this one again’. Guess where the share price is today after a sharp fall following the publication of four months to 30 June numbers? Hello near 40 quid a share. So what is going on?

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Bear

Table of shorted AIM shares - at 25/06/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last month…

ITM
ITM

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 21/05/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 14/05/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

HUR
HUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 07/05/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

HUR
HUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 30/04/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 23/04/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 16/04/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 09/04/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 01/04/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

ABC
ABC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 26/03/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 18/03/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 12/03/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 05/03/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Bear
PREMIUM CONTENT

February performance update: start of 2021 shorted AIM shares

Early this year we showed the Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2021. How’s the performance (those in bold remain from 2020) as at the end of February?…

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 26/02/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

BUR
BUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 19/02/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 12/02/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 05/02/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

ASC
ASC
PREMIUM CONTENT

ASOS loves its four Arcadia purchases...but spends too much money

Back in mid-January, here,  concluded that the online fashion company ASOD (ASC) was strikingly worried about how its sales growth couple be impacted by consumers shifting back to buying in stores again post lockdown. And when the rumours started a week or so ago that it ‘confirms that it is in exclusive discussions with the Administrators of Arcadia over the acquisition of the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands’, I thought it would be buying both product and store angles.  Well I was wrong.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
BUR
BUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 29/01/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Let's start with the Dog's Arse then move on to Mahmud Kamani of Boohoo

Only kidding Mahmud my friend, but here is a Dog’s Arse for you which arrived in Wales today. In the podcast, I look at ASOS (ASC), Boohoo (BOO), Remote Monitored Systems (RMS), Ridgecrest (RDGC), MyHealthChecked (MHC), Nightcap (NGHT), the green madness of Joe Biden and a stat showing how he will screw female athletes, and Asiamet (ARS).

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
BOO
BOO
PREMIUM CONTENT

Boohoo does a deal and so might ASOS - but which is adding value?

Earlier in the month, I talked about online clothing company ASOS (ASC) here with the opinion that the smart view was to take some profits on the prevailing £52+ share price.  After all, the valuation was high and the company admitted it was worried about some shift back later this year to peers with online and actual stores. There is, perhaps, a solution.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 22/01/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

SNG
SNG

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 15/01/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 08/01/2021

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019, 2020 and thus far in 2021 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2021) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since our previous such update (see HERE)…

ASC
ASC

What the US Riot Teaches British Shareholders Like Us

Hello, Share Team. During and after the attack on the Senate, the Dow soared to new heights. Does that tell us that big instances of frightening chaos won’t hit stocks and shares? No, it tells us that optimism is so high among US traders that even this hugely damaging national setback can’t dent it. We should be even more optimistic about the progress of our stock market in 2021. And here’s why.

Bear
PREMIUM CONTENT

Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2021

We review monthly the performance of the shorted AIM shares as at the start of each year. For 2020 the final review is HERE and, from the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, we now have the shorted AIM shares as at the start of 2021 (on the same basis as our weekly table of shorted AIM shares, though here those in bold remain from 2020)…

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Bear
PREMIUM CONTENT

Performance update: start of 2020 Shorted AIM shares

Early this year we showed the Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2020. How did they perform? (those in bold remain from 2019)…

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 18/12/2020

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 11/12/2020

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 04/12/2020

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 27/11/2020

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 20/11/2020

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 13/11/2020

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 06/11/2020

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

ASC
ASC
PREMIUM CONTENT

The one where I eat humble pie about ASOS?

I really should stick with what I know, as my call to book some profits (if you held shares) in ASOS (ASCback in July was – ahem – not the strongest of recommendations. Still, who hasn’t been whipped around by this one at some point in the last twenty odd years? I know someone who claims to have been ‘delighted’ to have doubled their money below 10p a share back in the day… Holding your nerve on a mega growth stock is far more easily done via the fine offices of Hindsight Asset Management. All you can do is crack on and do your best – given your personal investment style and preferences. Don’t regret but look forward (and learn from the past)…

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

How Not to Sell a Share Too Soon, Featuring ASOS, Ashtead and Open Orphan.

Hello, Share Pickers. Should you hate making big decisions, share pricking is not for you. A fairly frequent armchair trader has to make them all the time. It’s not just a question of whether we should dump a share, hold or buy more. There’s the more pertinent issue of timing, either long-term or at what part of the day to hit the buy or sell button. I suspect most of us are dithery decision-makers.

Bear

August performance update: start of 2020 Shorted AIM shares

Early this year we showed the Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2020. How’s the performance as at the end of August? (those in bold remain from 2019)…

Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnnifrith Bearcast: Should I protest at Turkey's invasion of Greek waters by selling Ariana as I argue we should all #BoycottTurkey?

I discuss this ethical question as my brother in law salivates at the idea of picking up a gun and heading off to fight the invading Infidels.  Should I sell Ariana (AAU) or not? I look at wider gold issues. I cover Versarien (VRS), ASOS (ASC), the so called economic recovery, and finally Verditek (VFTK) where I am vindicated by today’s fess up but it is not enough of a mea culpa, boardroom heads should be rolling. The stock is, pro tem, uninvestable.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 07/08/2020

From the FCA’s spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week…

Newsboy
PREMIUM CONTENT

Burberry & ASOS – fashionista trading update face-off!

Despite a 4% odd share price fall in Burberry (BRBY) shares today, the price is still a tad ahead of my optimistic call a couple of months ago. I was not too surprised to see it reporting a rough sales quarter, although you can guess the spin e.g. 'trends improving through quarter' i.e. -45% in Q1 fully but 'just' -20% in June! It was better to hear that 'leather goods full-price sales up strongly in Mainland China and Korea', as ultimately one of the most positive themes for the stock is that getting on for 40% of sales are in this geographic region and is highly likely to rise to a majority of sales over time...

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ITM
ITM

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 19/06/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 12/06/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 05/06/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

HUR
HUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 29/05/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 22/05/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 15/05/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 07/05/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 01/05/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BUR
BUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 24/04/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

LTG
LTG

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/04/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 09/04/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 03/04/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 27/03/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 20/03/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 13/03/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BUR
BUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 06/03/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 28/02/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 21/02/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BUR
BUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 14/02/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 07/02/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

HUR
HUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 31/01/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 24/01/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BOO
BOO

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/01/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 10/01/2020

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2019 and thus far in 2020 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2020) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Bear

Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2020

We review monthly the performance of the shorted AIM shares as at the start of each year. For 2019 the final review is HERE and, from the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, we now have the shorted AIM shares as at the start of 2020 (on the same basis as our weekly table of shorted AIM shares, though here those in bold remain from 2019)...

Bear

2019 performance update: start of year shorted AIM shares

Early in 2019 we showed the Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2019. How did they perform? (those in bold remain from 2018)...

HUR
HUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 20/12/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 13/12/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 06/12/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

WJG
WJG

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 29/11/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 22/11/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 15/11/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

AHT
AHT

Read This Before You Sell Any Shares Next Week.

Hello, Share Rousters. The hardest regrets we have in dealing is the shares we sold too early. I know many folks in Shareland who dumped their ASOS (ASC) shares too quickly along the spectacular path from 7p to £30. And though they still kick themselves, there really is no need. Because we all sell winning stocks too early - for the following reasons.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 08/11/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

VCP
VCP

October performance update: start of 2019 shorted AIM shares

Early this year we showed the Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2019. How's the performance at the end of October? (those in bold remain from 2018)...

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 01/11/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 25/10/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

ASC
ASC

ASOS – following results & the share price reaction, I can see why short interest remains…

Following results last week shares in online fashion retailer ASOS (ASC) are now approaching 40% higher than the pre-announcement levels. What does latest information suggest on this?...

HUR
HUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 18/10/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

ASC
ASC

ASOS – results including “solid start to FY20”… but justifying a £2.6bn market cap?

Online fashion retailer ASOS (ASC) has announced results for its year ended 31st August 2019 including “the financial and operating performance of ASOS has been disappointing… With the benefit of hindsight, we were not adequately prepared for the additional complexities of planning and trading across our expanded warehouse footprint. It is also clear that our internal capabilities had not kept pace with this growth and change in complexity, and accordingly we lost focus on several of our core competencies, notably product, presentation and customer engagement”. The shares have responded currently to around 3100p – er, more than 20% higher!...

ABC
ABC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 11/10/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

IOM
IOM

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 04/10/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 27/09/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

SMS
SMS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 20/09/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

FDP
FDP

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 13/09/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BUR
BUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 06/09/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BOO
BOO
PREMIUM CONTENT

boohoo says boo hoo to the doubters

Lots of bits and pieces in today's regulatory updates...but I cannot really rouse myself to talk about why William Hill (WMH) finally got religion to evolve its CEO or why I am not too surprised Dixons Carphone (DC.) is a better business than the market gives credit for, nor even why yesterday's numbers and comments from Barratt Developments (BDEV) or today's from Redrow (RDW) are not enough for me to change my (negative) views on the housebuilders. By contrast I am pleased to read a positive update from boohoo (BOO)

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 30/08/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 23/08/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BUR
BUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 15/08/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BUR
BUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 09/08/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

TCM
TCM

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 02/08/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 25/07/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BOO
BOO

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 19/07/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Rule 1 of AIM, you cannot beat Professor Conroy

In today;s podcast I discuss how the Mrs has fallen victim to the fascists of the North Wales Police, Karelian Diamonds (KDR), ASOS (ASC), Eve Sleep (EVE) and Sosandar (SOS).

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 12/07/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - TrakM8 misleads surely a bailout placing needed

In today's bearcast I look at more toxic behaviour at Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG), at TrakM8 (TRAK), Bluejay (JAY) and there is more on Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) and the, slowly detonating, nuclear grenade that is Proton Partners (PPI). I also look at (bad) news from Asos (ASC) and Sosandar (SOS) and wonder if there is something happening in online shopping that we have missed.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 05/07/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

June performance update: start of 2019 shorted AIM shares

Early this year we showed the Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2019. How's the performance at the end of June? (those in bold remain from 2018)...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 28/06/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 21/06/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

QXT
QXT

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 14/06/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BUR
BUR

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 07/06/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 31/05/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 23/05/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/05/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BMN
BMN

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 10/05/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 03/05/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

GHH
GHH

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 26/04/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

KWS
KWS

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 18/04/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 12/04/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

ASC
ASC

ASOS – interims emphasise confident of future improvement… but enough to justify valuation?

Online fashion retailer ASOS (ASC) has announced results for its half year ended 28th February 2019 and that “we are confident of a stronger performance in H2 and are leaving FY guidance unchanged”. Hmmm…

Malcolm

The Most Common Jewel of Advice Glittering at the Global Group UK Investor Show

Hello, Share Chuckers. My head's still buzzing with the bombardment of sound advice I heard at the Global Group UK Investor Show. But this will be my last reference to this year’s stunning event. I just wanted to pass on the most common nugget of guidance imparted by some of the most successful British investors of the generation...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 05/04/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 28/03/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

HGM
HGM

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 21/03/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 14/03/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

BOO
BOO
PREMIUM CONTENT

Boohoo and the co-founder's dilemma

By far the most interesting story on the business pages of today's deadwood press is the veiled attack on the co-founder (Mahmud Kamani) of Boohoo (BOO) and the allegation he has failed to move with the times on matters of corporate governance in appointing 'an associate' (i.e. a friend) as the company's new CEO, whilst going upstairs as a very hands-on executive chairman. 

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 08/03/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 01/03/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 22/02/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 14/02/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

LTG
LTG

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 07/02/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

GBG
GBG

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 01/02/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 25/01/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 18/01/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

JSG
JSG

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 11/01/2019

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

Bear

Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2019

We review the performance of the shorted AIM shares as at the start of each year. For 2018 that review is HERE and, from the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, we now have the shorted AIM shares at the start of 2019 (those in bold remain from 2018)...

NXT
NXT

What's next for Next? Online Sales Seem Set to Soar Even More

Hello, Share Tweakers. Next (NXT) is another retailer that realises online sales are becoming more dominant over high street stores. And that has paid off. A last-minute burst of computerised Christmas shopping has been especially beneficial, according to the clothing giant.

Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the most shorted shares on AIM - the bear case is now even stronger

I start with a look at Frontera Resources (FRR) and what should and what may happen on Monday in light of this weekend's revelations. You would not want to be long of this one. Then I look at the most shorted shares on AIM and explain why for many of them, notably IQE (IQE), Telit (TCM), ASOS (ASC), Boohoo (BOO) and Victoria (VCP) the bear c ase has just got that much stronger, by an order of n, in the past few weeks. Finally a warning for shareholders in First Derivatives (FDP) - I have a small present for you tomorrow. :)

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ASOS again shows why broker research is worthless shite & weekend retailaggedon

Recorded in a car outside the mother-in-law's house in the Grim North I start with explaining just how bad this weekend will be for retail UK and what happens next. Then using ASOS (ASC) as a case study I go on to show why all broker research is pointless and worthless shite. Then to Babcock (BAB) and why bear raiders are ususally right, Boatman has been.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ASC
ASC

“A Tough Week for ASOS: Broker and Tipster Opinion”

The biggest casualty of the week was online fashion retailer ASOS (ASC), which was toppled from its position as the most valuable company on AIM after shares sunk by 50%. Investors were spooked by the company’s trading update for the first three months of the financial year – released on Monday – warned of a “significant deterioration in the important trading month of November and conditions remain challenging”. After three years of impressive returns, 2018 had already proven a fairly rough year for holders in ASOS prior to this week’s events. Still, brokers and tipsters (on the whole) have been bullish about the future prospects of the company.

ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 21/12/2018

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...

Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Two cracking shorts for 2019 from Shy Bear

I am shortly off to stay with my mother in law in the Grim North for a couple of days. Joy to the world! I am made angry by Wishbone Gold (WSBN) and Turner Pope and comment on that. I look also at Totally (TLY), Range Resources (RRL), AO World (AO.), Pantheon Resources (PANR), Plant Health Care (PHC), BCA Marketplace (BCA) and ASOS (ASC).

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ASC
ASC

ASOS – directors share buying BUT…

Following “Trading Update” = Trading Shocker!, a “Director/PDMR Shareholding” announcement from ASOS (ASC)…

ASC
ASC

Boohoo vs ASOS – “shy bear” explains why both are sells, but ASOS could unravel very soon indeed

Shy Bear is a reticent fellow but a short seller currently without exposure to this sector. Having listened to my, most excellent, bearcast yesterday he offers up a few thoughts. I know shy bear well and he is no fool. Ignore these stark warnings at your peril should you be foolish enough to contemplate a spot of bottom fishing. Over to Shy Bear who opines:

ASC
ASC
PREMIUM CONTENT

ASOS – retail misery extends online; “Trading Update” = Trading Shocker!

Online retailer ASOS (ASC) “announces a trading update for the first three months of the financial year”. Uh oh – not ‘pleased to announce’ then?...

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Are they all stark raving mad?

I start off with news from Woodlarks. Then I ask if shareholders in Frontera (FRR) are all stark raving mad in light of this and question why Alliance News appears complicit in market abuse. Then onto ASOS (ASC), Boohoo(BOO) and Sosandar (SOS). I explain why the three are trading differently and what the shocker from ASOS means for the wider stockmarket. Whole sectors are officially on the bargepole list (although Neil Woodford appears to disagree). 

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
SOS
SOS

Sosandar – read-across from calamitous ASOS warning? Nothing to see here…..

This morning AIM-listed ASOS (ASC) offered up a disastrous Trading Update noting a significant deterioration during November, that conditions remain challenging and that it was revising downwards sales growth to c. 15% (previously 20-25%), retail gross margins by -150bps (previously flat at 49.9%) and EBIT margin to 2% (previously 4%). Ouch, ouch and triple ouch. Asos saw its shares decline by a whopping 38% in early trading. So what about fledgling minnow, AIM-listed Sosandar (SOS)?

HCM
HCM

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 14/12/2018

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...

ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 07/12/2018

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...

VCP
VCP

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 30/11/2018

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...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 23/11/2018

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...

ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 16/11/2018

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...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 09/11/2018

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...

VCP
VCP

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 02/11/2018

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...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 26/10/2018

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...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 19/10/2018

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...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 12/10/2018

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...

FDP
FDP

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 05/10/2018

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...

TCM
TCM

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 28/09/2018

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...

VCP
VCP

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 21/09/2018

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...

VCP
VCP

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 14/09/2018

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...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 06/09/2018

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...

BOO
BOO

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 31/08/2018

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...

SOS
SOS
PREMIUM CONTENT

Sosandar – is Tom Winnifrith “nutso” to sell out? Possibly, but it is time to sell another slice

My piece on AIM-listed Sosandar (SOS) Friday seems to have sparked a bit of interest. Noting that the shares had closed at an all-time high and with the date of the AGM just announced (and presumably another trading update), I reckoned it was a strong hold with a view to selling a portion at 40p. The shares duly put on another 10%, causing a smile at Deputy Sheriff Towers, but Tom Winnifrith sold all his Sosandar shares. Meanwhile Thirsty Paul Scott thinks it is a “hold forever” stock. Who is right?

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
VCP
VCP

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 24/08/2018

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...

SOS
SOS
PREMIUM CONTENT

Sosandar - looking good

At the risk of upsetting retail-guru Thirsty Paul Scott who thinks it is bad for the share price if any expert other than he pontificates, I thought it was time to mention once again my hot tip of AIM-listed Sosandar (SOS) from the UK Investor Show earlier this year. Having offered favourable mention at 12.5p I tipped it at 13p, cashed in a slice at 27p and the shares closed last night at about 35p. It is all good news!

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/08/2018

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...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 10/08/2018

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...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 03/08/2018

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...

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 26/07/2018

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...

IQE
IQE

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 20/07/2018

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...

ASC
ASC

Such a High PE Suggests Caution for a Slowing Share Which Once Meant Massive Gains

Hello Share Shifters. We all know the legend of ASOS (ASC), or as it used to be known in the early days of internet shopping, As Seen On Screen. The share rose from about 7p to £12 quid and then went even better. Almost everyone I know in share trading, including me, admits to selling the share too early. But now I think that the ship has sailed and that to buy more shares now might not be such a good idea.

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 13/07/2018

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...

SOS
SOS
PREMIUM CONTENT

Sosandar - full year numbers and a cracking trading statement, don’t be a fool and sell

How many companies list on AIM and then provide timely trading statements, upgrade their advisers, get full year numbers out early and beat forecasts? Can you name any? Well here is one: Sosandar (SOS)...

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
PREMIUM CONTENT

It's not easy out there retail special: Dunelm, DFS & ASOS

Lots of updates out there in the troubled retail space. Troubled for all the reasons we see, know and read about...but, of course, not completely uninteresting. So time - in the words of the greatest value investor out there - to ‘get greedy whilst others are fearful’?

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
ASC
ASC
PREMIUM CONTENT

ASOS/ConvaTec: chairs can make a difference

On a thin regulatory news day, two board member announcements catch the eye.  I have never written about internet clothing retailer ASOS (ASC) on this website before but i did once own the shares following a tip from a mate who liked the look of a small cap called 'As Seen on Screen'.  I remember feeling rather clever after making a very decent return after selling out at 10 pence...  Ah, the shortcomings of youth! 

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

Koovs burns cash at an alarming rate but fails to translate it into significant growth - sell

Indian online fashion retailer Koovs (KOOV) is a company that I have kept an eye on as some were tipping it to be the next Asos, but I have always been far more bearish on the chances of that actually happening!

ESL
ESL

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 25/05/2018

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...

ASC
ASC

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 18/05/2018

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...

ASC
ASC

ASOS – H1 results argue “further progress with a strong trading performance”, why does the market disagree?

Online fashion retailer ASOS (ASC) states it “reports further progress with a strong trading performance for the six months to 28 February 2018”. The shares have responded, er, currently quite a percent lower…

BOO
BOO

No Need to Cry Over Boohoo, the Summer Four-Bagger On-line Fashion Firm.

Hello Share Packers. It’s probable everyone knows the ASOS (ASC) story by now. The shares were once 7p and rose to about £70. The success was due to the fact that it was in the online clothing game at its beginning. Since then other companies have tried to sell fashion on screens and have not done as well.

ASC
ASC

A Big Bank Lauds ASOS's Prospects - But I'm Not So Sure

Hello Share Diggers. It's always a bit unnerving when one takes a different view to the analysts at a big bank. But I cannot share RBC's view that the share price of ASOS (ASC) will rise.

ASC
ASC

The Five Rules of Share-Shifting that You Are Most Likely to Ignore.

Hello, Share Hackers. Allow me to begin with a warning. If you’re still not subscribed to this jaw-dropping website, you could be taking huge risks with your money.

 
IQE
IQE

Why You Can't Ignore the Magnificent Maths of Penny Shares.

Hello, Share Purloiners. Some of you’ve been kind enough to thank me for penny share selections which have shot ahead this year. Like IQE (IQE) Creightons (CRL) and Communisis (CMS). This weekend, I thought I should explain why Penny shares can reward so well, if only because the maths is so enticing.

Bearcast

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - rate rise next week - the data that will shock you and shock Britain

Next week the Bank of England will increase base rates. Almost certainly by not enough but it is a start and a sign of what is to come. I look at new data out this week which shows just how much of a shock even a rise of 0.5% will be to millions of our fellow citizens and what the ramifications of that will be. I look at share sales at Berkeley Group (BKG), I look at CEO pay at ASOS (ASC) and finally have real doubts about the forthcoming IPO of Footasylum which I'd dodge big time.

Listen to the Bearcast:
ASC
ASC

Paul Scott on why he's short of ASOS

Some posts on our comments section are so interesting that they merit a wider audience. Overnight Paul Scott, Britain;s top share blogger, served up a really interesting one on ASOS (ASC), prompted by Malcolm Stacey's recent (bearish) article here. This is really very interesting analysis. The great Scott writes: 

ASC
ASC

I Hate to Mention ASOS, Chums, but Its Impressive Full-Year Numbers May Not Be Sustained

Hello, Share Monkeys. I’ve not covered ASOS (ASC) before, as I know it causes a lot of us some pain. I hardly know one investor, among my city gang, who has not sold the damn shares too early. Everybody knows the legend. ASOS is the share which is probably the most quoted when we lament to friends how much we could have made.

IQE
IQE

With IQE and Similar Rockets to the Stars, Follow this Simple Strategy.

Hello Share Markers. The fact that you now have to pay £6 a month to read my modest articles, means that some of my regulars are no longer with us. Trouble is they lose out on all the other learned articles - including the dire warnings - and that could cost them thousands of pounds. Still, nearly every one on this planet is penny wise and pound foolish. And I don’t like paying for internet content either. It’s just that investing in shares is too dodgy not to have the best independent advice going. 

  • 1787 days ago
Pinocchio

Notes from Underground: We interrupt your regularly scheduled programme

Usually I comment on the most popular stories of the week, and the ones that were not read as much as they should have. But today I was going to tell more lies about President Trump and then smear Robert Lee like every other brain dead liberal Metropolitan elitist and finally the patience of Tom Winnifrith has snapped. If Darren wants to write fake news he can fucking well quit and go work for the fucking Guardian.

Bearcast

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Naked women on Twitter, China and the UK property crash and how you can buy the next ASOS

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.

Listen to the Bearcast:
IQE
IQE

Is IQE Another ASOS? It May Not Be, But Can We Risk Letting Our Shares Go?

Hello, Share Scramblers. Let’s just have a few more thoughts about one of the fastest rising shares of the year: IQE (IQE). First of all an admission. I was stupid not to have sold all my shares when the price rose above 140p. My most golden rule is to sell after a big leap and I bought many of these shares at 16p.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Daily digest of our latest stories.



Search ShareProphets

Complete Coverage

Recent Comments