Keyword results: resources

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Deltic Energy offers upside exposure to drilling without taking any crazy risks - speculative buy

A real buzz seems to have returned to the oil and gas sector in recent times and with commodity prices at their strongest for several years, and that even seems to be trickling down to the lower end of the market and the explorers now with some shares on a real rip.

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Caerus continues to head towards near term production with more positive drill and assay results - it remains a speculative buy

These days I’m generally not a fan of tiny natural resources companies and tend to avoid them as they rarely attract the positive sentiment and momentum that we have seen in the past, and most will never even come close to actually extracting anything from the ground.

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JKX
JKX
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JKX Oil and Gas offers an almost guaranteed 12% return for anyone taking a position now

JKX Oil and Gas (JKX) is a company that I’ve followed for a number of years but it has never quite lived up to expectations, nor performed anywhere near as well as its assets on paper suggest that it should have.

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ARS
ARS
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Asiamet has failed to live up to expectations so far, but could be on the verge of securing a partner to progress its copper assets

Asiamet Resources (ARS) has been a very frustrating share to hold and in the past I have been less than impressed with the management, especially when it comes to the Aeturnum debacle at the start of this year.

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UOG
UOG
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With oil and gas prices booming, United Oil shares are trading too cheaply despite its issues - buy

Sometimes I look at a company and think its shares are just too cheap at the current market cap and is pretty much being priced to fail, yet in some cases there certainly doesn’t appear to be anything fundamentally wrong that suggests that to be the situation.

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EUA
EUA
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SHOCKER: Eurasia Mining high trading volume into classic pump looks convenient for forward selling of today's placing!

The recent share price movement on Eurasia Mining (EUA) looks even more dodgy now in light of today’s announcement of a placing, and I would be surprised if there hasn’t been some forward selling going on.

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If you're bullish on precious metals, Polymetal offers value and growth potential - buy

If you want to invest in London listed precious metals producers your choice of shares is fairly limited, and has become even more so in recent years following takeovers of a couple of the popular miners.

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JLP
JLP
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Jubilee Metals is making good progress with production and is set to benefit from strong metal prices: BUY

Following a strong upwards move, platinum group metals have taken a bit of a dip recently but are still at levels that should generate plenty of free cash flow for producers, and the share price weakness that some of those have shown the past couple of weeks could present a buying opportunity.

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LBE
LBE
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Longboat Energy is likely to be a popular oil explorer after completion of its farm in deals - speculative buy

When I covered Longboat Energy (LBE) last July there was much derision on social media and bulletin boards over my opinion that the company was well overvalued at the share price at that time, but it has just announced that it is raising funds at discount of around 40% to that level in order to complete an acquisition.

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Gold
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Given the lack of choice of silver miners listed non the FTSE, I would look to GoGold, in Toronto, and its strong growth prospects - buy

Whilst I mostly stick to trading and investing in companies that are listed in the UK, in recent times I have started to look elsewhere for potential precious metal producers which look interesting.

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AET
AET
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With a new team in place, Afentra is a buy

When an AIM company changes its name it can often be to try and hide a dodgy past, generally where it has raised money consistently from shareholders but failed to actually deliver anything, but there are also times when it can signal a change to the business and a move in the right direction.

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PXC
PXC
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Phoenix Copper is targeting production next year at its Empire mine - speculative buy

Copper is all the rage at the moment, and rightly so as the metal looks likely to remain strong in the coming years, with potential shortages forecast.

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HE1
HE1
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Would I take a risk on Helium One exploration drilling? Definitely not !

I’m always happy to take a look at companies at the request of ShareProphets readers, one of whom recently contacted us asking if we would have a look at Helium One Global (HE1).

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CEY
CEY
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If you're bullish on gold, then you should consider adding Centamin to your portfolio whilst its shares are so cheap

Centamin (CEY) has always been one of my favourite gold producers, and although I may not be as bullish as fellow ShareProphets writer Nigel Somerville, I still expect the metal to do well over the next few years.

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THS
THS
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There's a good reason why the Tharisa share price has risen so much - if you want exposure to PGMs, then it's a buy

Private investors are often looking to buy into companies where the share price has fallen, rather than those which are near all time highs, but in some cases that is the opposite of what they should be doing!

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If you're looking to invest in copper, Atalaya Mining should be on your list

Atalaya Mining (ATYM) has been a favourite of mine for a few years now, but seems to be one of those shares which you rarely see mentioned on social media and the bulletin boards. It was formerly EMED. Ring a bell?

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Caerus Mineral Resources has just listed and is worth a flutter if you like speculative mining plays

It’s not often that I take much notice of the smallest mining companies at the lower end of AIM, but every now and again one gets my attention as being worthy of taking a look at if you want to take a bit of a punt on shares in something more speculative than the popular producers.

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88E
88E
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If you want to gamble on the 88 Energy drill in Alaska, patience should get you a much better price

The recent rise in the share price of 88 Energy (88E) has been very noticeable and it has held those gains so far in spite of the company putting out a statement that it knew of no reason for the rise, other than what had already been disclosed via RNSs.

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ARS
ARS
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Asiamet Resources looks in a stronger position post-placing - buy

I recently wrote a piece on. ShareProphets suggesting that Asiamet Resources (ARS) would be carrying out a placing within the next few weeks.

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HUM
HUM
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I was wrong about Hummingbird Resources

When it comes to investing, I’ve always gone on the basis that you should always react to new information, not necessarily in terms of buying or selling, but certainly in assessing upside potential and risks – even when that emerges soon after you’ve made a decision as to whether or not a company is worthy of investment.

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HUM
HUM
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Hummingbird Resources is well positioned to benefit from high gold prices despite the risks in Mali - speculative buy

Mining companies often operate in parts of the world that you definitely wouldn’t consider to be safe or politically stable, but despite that many of them operate fairly smoothly and rarely have major issues when it comes to their mines.

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ENQ
ENQ
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EnQuest still has very high debt levels but could recover as oil prices rise - speculative buy

EnQuest (ENQ) is a company that I have followed for a long time and have previously been invested in myself, but over the past few years its shares have performed terribly and has never really recovered from the previous oil price slump, which bottomed out in 2016.

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GKP
GKP
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If Gulf Keystone can achieve its planned production expansion, longer term investors will do very well indeed here

This year a lot of private investors seem to have been focussing on any stocks even loosely associated with Covid, plus those in the tech sector, and more recently mining has also seen a resurgence, gold in particular, but oil and gas has very much remained unloved and out of favour. That gives you a great opportunity and this is no fisherman’s tale…

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Notes from Underground - Most read articles for the week ending 5 December 2020

The most read non-Tom article this week is Centamin – Life of Asset review: can we now plan ahead? by Nigel Somerville (for an unheard-of eighth week in a row) at a terrific number two or at number six, including Bearcasts and Tom’s new shareshow.

UJO
UJO
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No reason to sell Union Jack shares prior to completion of the West Newton side track drill...in fact

Whenever a smaller oil company is drilling a well these days you pretty much have to expect the share price to get hammered unless they announce a substantial find that exceeded market expectations, and that is exactly what hammered to Union Jack Oil (UJO) this week.

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SHG
SHG
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Shanta Gold remains a buy following fundraising and with production increases to come in the future

Back in August I wrote about Shanta Gold (SHG) as being worth a look at around the 16p level, and with a chance of a good profit over the coming months.

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BPC
BPC
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Now is the time to take a speculative position in Bahamas Petroleum, given the upside potential on drilling success

It has been some time since there has been a really big exploration drill for an AIM listed company, but that is exactly what should be coming soon for Bahamas Petroleum (BPC).

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GGP
GGP
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Whilst I can see the potential for Greatland Gold to become a producer, I think the market cap is absolutely bonkers now

Greatland Gold (GGP) is a company that I’ll happily admit to having been wrong about, as were many others, and a lot has changed since I last looked at it around the time that Newmont Mining had decided to terminate its involvement. At the time, I expected that Greatland would go the way of so many other small mining companies that promised a lot and then failed to deliver, given that Newmont had decided not to exercise an option to partake in a joint venture on its Ernest Giles gold project in Australia. At the time it was extremely early days with Havieron licence area, which is now the main focus of attention and which has turned the company around…

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HUR
HUR
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Today's news looks like the final nail in the coffin for Hurricane Energy equity holders

Hurricane Energy (HUR) promised so much but it looks like it will end up joining the long list of failed companies in the natural resources sector following recent updates, including the interims today.

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SHG
SHG
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Shanta Gold is working to increase reserves and production – speculative buy

Gold is all the rage at the moment and looks set to remain strong, even if we do see some pullbacks or it not advancing to the price levels that some are predicting. So, it is no surprise that there is so much focus at the moment on any company operating in the gold sector, either producing or even just early stage explorers. With such a big recent rise in the gold price, many miners have followed it upwards, so if you are only just getting into gold now, the trick is to try and find value, and if something does look cheap, to understand why it might be trading at a lower market cap than you would expect. One ShareProphets reader has recently asked me to take a look at Tanzanian gold producer Shanta Gold (SHG), as to him it seemed relatively cheap and he wondered if there was a good reason for it being so…

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EUZ
EUZ
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Europa Metals suddenly seems popular - which leaves me wondering when the next placing will be

The AIM market is full of companies which have never managed to achieve anything of note despite operating for years, and often it isn’t that hard to spot when they are going to raise more funds imminently.

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ARS
ARS
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Copper is showing strength and Asiamet finally look to have a project partner onboard - speculative buy

So far Asiamet Resources (ARS) has been fairly typical of many small AIM resource stocks, in that it has largely failed to live up to expectations and has had to keep raising money at ever-lower prices over a number of years.

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JKX
JKX
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JKX looks a bargain at the current price with no debt and decent reserves

There is a lot of focus on oil companies of all sizes at the moment, with many investors speculating on their future recovery now that commodity prices have improved, but I would probably be more focussed on those which largely produce gas.

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HGM
HGM
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Gold looks set to remain strong and Highland Gold is my favourite producer

Gold stocks seem to be very much on the radar at the moment, with the price of the yellow metal looking very strong against a back-drop of worldwide concerns over coronavirus and investors looking for a safe haven.

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A persistent seller of illiquid Pharos Energy shares is providing a buying opportunity at a knock-down price

Looking at the chart for Pharos Energy (PHAR) I wouldn’t blame you for coming to the conclusion that it is best avoided as it has been on a steady downwards trajectory for several years and with little sign of any relief.

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Pembridge Resources looks incredibly high risk and with no margin for error - avoid

Pembridge Resources (PERE) today issued a production update for the latest quarter up to the end of 2019, and based on the figures contained within that, many are struggling to understand why the company isn’t valued more highly.

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AEX
AEX
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Aminex has potential - but I would only invest once the PSA is resolved and farm out is completed

A ShareProphets reader has requested that I take a look at Aminex (AEX), which is a bit of a blast from the past, as I can remember a time, quite a few years back, when this Tanzanian focussed company was popular with private investors and was going to be the next big thing in oil and gas.

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RKH
RKH
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Things could start to get interesting again for Falkland Islands oil - buy Rockhopper for the longer-term

Rockhopper Exploration (RKH) was one of the most popular shares on the AIM market at one time, but in recent years it has fallen totally out of favour and its share price has plummeted. It is nearly a decade since this oil explorer first announced a big discovery at its Sea Lion prospect in the North Falkland basin and its share price rocketed, hitting highs of in excess of 550p per share and a market cap in the hundreds of millions...

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SolGold has the potential to become a very large copper producer - buy for the long term from these levels

The share price of SolGold (SOLG) has taken a hit in recent months as a result of weak copper prices and political unrest in Ecuador, where its largest project is located, but if you are looking for an early stage mining company that has huge potential, then this could have presented a buying opportunity.

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HUR
HUR
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Hurricane Energy looks to offer a long-term investing opportunity, and without the risks that existing holders have had to take!

Hurricane Energy (HUR) is a company that I have been bullish on ever since first covering it as a buy back in June 2014, but things haven’t worked out particularly well for anyone who has been invested since that time. This is rather unfortunate, as from an operational point of view it has performed amazingly well, better than anyone could really have hoped for, and is an example of how an AIM oil explorer can sometimes succeed and take a large discovery all the way through to production. Unfortunately for longer term holders though, that has proved costly in terms of dilution to enable to company to retain 100% of its Lancaster field...

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EUA
EUA
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All sorts of games are being played on Eurasia Mining - it remains a sell/avoid for me

Often pump and dumps only last a matter of a few days or even hours, but occasionally when it is more than just small private investors involved they can go on for a long period of time, and that certainly appears to have been the case with Eurasia Mining (EUA)...

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I would expect to see an attempt to pump worthless Great Western Minerals following the latest placing

A tiny AIM mining company called Great Western Mining (GWMO) suddenly seems to be getting a bit of attention on social media, and as is so often the case with this type of company this just so happens to coincide with a placing.

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SOU
SOU
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Terrible deal for Sound Energy - it remains a bargepole stock

It has been fascinating watching Sound Energy (SOU) play out over the past few years, but probably less so if you’ve actually been invested in it!

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EUA
EUA
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Some crazy valuations are being given for Eurasia Mining - given its lack of reserves!

Eurasia Mining (EUA) is a company that I’ve been following for the past five years or so, but during that time, other than the occasional spike, the share price has done very little, and up until a few days ago you could have bought for around the same price as when I first covered it. The share price has more than tripled in the last few days though, to a current level of around 1.9p, following news that the company has engaged two large banks to help it assess the possibility of selling its assets and basically becoming a cash shell under AIM Rule 15...

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ENQ
ENQ
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EnQuest is showing long term recovery potential - speculative buy

There seem to be a number of mid-sized oil producers which have fallen out of favour with investors for quite some time now, and I’d definitely have to include North Sea-focussed EnQuest (ENQ) high up on that list...

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BPC
BPC

Bahamas Petroleum is still a long way from securing the funding that it needs to drill - sell!

The share price of Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) almost doubled following an announcement of progress on its ambitions to drill an exploration well next year, but is such a big rise really justified? Today there is a further ramptastic "technical update", world class prospect, yadda, yadda, yadda.

PMG
PMG
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Despite the related party transactions Parkmead Group is a BUY

I’ve always been a fan of Parkmead Group (PMG), but after the last couple of RNSs there have been for this company, I can’t help wondering if my faith in it to succeed may have been misplaced.

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ECO
ECO
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I will definitely be banking at least some profit on Eco Atlantic after a great first drill

Taking risks on exploration drills is generally a mugs game and a good way to lose money quickly, but just very so often if you choose carefully, it can really pay off. That was definitely the case with Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas (ECO) this morning when it announced a “major oil discovery” at the Orinduik block in offshore Guyana, when the Jethro-1 drill found 55 meters of net high quality oil pay in the lower tertiary sandstones...

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Block Energy needs to prove the longevity of its operations by increasing reserves - currently it looks expensive

There is often an argument for letting your winners continue to run, but in the case of many natural resource stocks listed on AIM you are often better off taking a healthy profit whilst it is on offer.

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SOU
SOU
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I remain to be convinced that any asset sale will justify the valuation of Sound Energy

A couple of weeks ago I covered Sound Energy (SOU) and its recent disappointing drill results which appeared to cement its fall from grace as a favourite amongst private investors. At the time the share price was around 8.7p and I mentioned the fact that some of the placees from the recent equity fundraising of $2.7 million net at 10p would likely be looking to try and create a spike to sell into. Since then I have seen all sorts of rumours on social media, including one that a single shareholder took £3 million of placing shares – which is more than were actually issued!

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TOM
TOM
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Utah shales have been the death of many companies and I don't see TomCo being an exception

TomCo Energy (TOM) seems to have become very popular all of a sudden with the share price almost doubling in the last few days.

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SOU
SOU
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If it Sounds too good to be true, it usually is! Sound Energy Post Mortem

Sound Energy (SOU) has proved to be a great example of why private investors shouldn’t get too far ahead of themselves and start ordering a new Ferrari, based purely on early results in any company drilling for oil and gas.

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UJO
UJO

Why haven't the share prices of the companies involved in West Newton, Union Jack and Reabold, rocketed?

As is so often the case with oil and gas drills amongst the smaller companies, private investors built expectations around West Newton up to such a level that the actual results were never likely to live up to that.

I3E
I3E
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Great news for I3 Energy – & I will continue to hold my shares

I3 Energy (I3E) has had a bit of a bumpy ride of late, largely thanks to some untrue rumours which were being spread by certain individuals on social media, but the uncertainty has now been resolved following the latest news from the company...

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ASO
ASO
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Avesoro Resources is a speculative buy at the current share price

Avesoro Resources (ASO) is a good example of what can happen to a share where there is a forced seller and generally low liquidity in the trading of the shares.

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SXX
SXX
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Sirius Minerals continues to make progress but the market doesn't like the funding deal

Large mining projects often take a long time and huge amounts of investment before they finally come to fruition and actually start producing the raw material and a revenue stream. During that time the share price can experience a lot of volatility and I remain to be convinced that the majority of PIs have the patience to invest long term in this type of company, and in some cases there is an argument for buying in closer to production once everything has been sorted out and financing has been finalised...

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Why Coro Energy was my Dragon's Den pick

Coro Energy (CORO) was my pick this year during the Dragon’s Den session I was involved in at the UK Investor Show, and I also hold a small position here myself from around the current share price. Like many smaller companies in the oil and gas sector, it is an investment that I class as being speculative, hence not risking huge amounts of money in it at this stage – but there is also a lot of potential upside...

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AAZ
AAZ
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Anglo Asian Mining looks to have the potential to grow into a mid-tier producer - long term buy and hold

Gold, silver and copper are all metals that I am bullish on at the moment, so Azerbaijani miner Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) fits the bill perfectly in covering all three of those.

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Buying shares in Canadian Overseas is likely to cost you - a placing is imminent

If there were any prizes for being the worst performing company at the lower end of the market, then Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) would definitely be up there as one of the contenders.

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ECO
ECO
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Is it worth taking a gamble on Eco Atlantic's Guyana drill?

Lots of private investors talk about ‘investing’ in oil and gas exploration plays, but in most cases I would argue that ‘gambling’ is a far more suitable description and has a similar outcome, with the majority ending up losing money.

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JOG
JOG
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Time to buy Jersey Oil and Gas ahead of the Verbier appraisal

For junior resource companies which aren’t actually producing anything yet, larger movements in the share price are usually dictated by newsflow relating to the operational side of things, rather than by fluctuations in commodity prices. Jersey Oil and Gas (JOG) has gone through a period where not a lot has been happening drilling-wise, and as a result it has seen its share price bouncing around within a fairly tight range for this sort of stock...

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TXP
TXP
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Touchstone has production and exploration upside, although funding could prove to be an issue - speculative buy

These days I tend to avoid oil companies at the bottom end of the AIM market as usually the risks aren’t worth the rewards, and the majority of them do nothing but fleece investors over a number of years without ever achieving anything of note.

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ARS
ARS
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Asiamet Resources is a long term speculative buy with large upside potential

Asiamet Resources (ARS) is one that I have been wrong about in the past, as I wasn’t expecting the share price to drop as low as it has done, but that has been part of a more general trend amongst the AIM resource stocks that aren’t currently generating any revenue.

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SIA
SIA
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I find it hard to understand why SOCO International is so cheap - buy

Sometimes it is hard to fathom why a company with strong fundamentals continues to be unloved by the market, and for me that is very much the case with SOCO International (SIA) at the moment, and has been for some time now. Lately the share price has slipped and is now trading at around the 88p level, and whilst it has bounced around 10% from the recent low of 80p that we saw, it still seems incredibly cheap at a market cap of just over £300 million, especially when you consider the current strength in oil prices.

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Tlou Energy has the ingredients in place to be successful - speculative long-term buy

In Africa things always tend to take far longer than people expect, and even more so when it comes to anything in the natural resources sector. Interest in, and the share price of, Tlou Energy (TLOU) seems to have waned and I think that has largely been as a result of some having far too optimistic timescales with regards to the company’s coal bed methane project at Lesedi, in Botswana.

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RRE
RRE
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Rockrose continues to impress with its rapid expansion - buy

With oil prices remaining buoyant and this trend looking likely to continue going forwards, there are still plenty of opportunities to invest in companies in this sector.

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Atalya offers good exposure to copper plus has plenty of growth potential

Spanish copper miner Atalya Mining (ATYM) has seen its share price drop back recently, but then the situation has been similar on most producers in this sector and has come as a result of weakness in the commodity price rather than anything company specific.

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HUR
HUR
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Great deal for Hurricane Energy - buy

All of the focus has been on Hurricane Energy’s (HUR) Lancaster licence, and although its other assets looked very good I wasn’t expecting further progress quite so quickly.

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ADL
ADL
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I have to wonder how Andalas intends to fund any actual work at its new licences

Andalas Energy (ADL) has undergone a change of management and has also switched its asset focus in an attempt to turn things around from the disaster it has been ever since it changed its name from CEB Resources back in late 2015.

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BPC
BPC
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Bahamas Petroleum is screwed unless it can conclude a farm-out

When Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) announced a confidentiality exclusivity agreement back in May I expressed scepticism as to whether that would actually result in any sort of farm-out deal ultimately being concluded.

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HUR
HUR
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Why I think Hurricane Energy really is worth nearly £1 billion and maintain a conviction buy

Regular readers of ShareProphets will know that I am usually very wary of any natural resources company that isn’t actually producing anything, especially if they are valued in the hundreds of millions.

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Block Energy has interesting assets and is funded - speculative buy

These days it often seems to be the case that if you are interested in a new IPO, it is better to wait until that company has listed and the dust has settled, as often you will get a chance to buy in cheaper than those taking part in the initial fundraise. Block Energy (BLOE) looks to be one such outfit and the timing of its listing looks good, with the oil sector showing strength, plus there is plenty of potential from gas as well.

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Speculative buy for Chariot Oil and Gas before the crowds arrive

Oil exploration is very different to the boom we had back in 2010 in terms of the share price movements that we see for companies that are engaged in drilling.

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SIA
SIA
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The market will eventually wake up to the true value of SOCO International - buy

At times in the lower end of the natural resources sector it seems as though the worse the company is, the more money private investors are prepared to put into it.

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ASO
ASO
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Avesoro Resources - strong performance is set to continue: the shares are a buy

It often pays to be wary of companies that haven’t lived up to expectations in the past, but there are exceptions to that if the company fundamentally changes, especially if conditions in the market in which it operates also improves at the same time. 

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JAN
JAN
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Avoid Jangada Mines, at least until after the next fundraise

Jangada Mines (JAN) suddenly seems to have become very popular and has seen a significant share price rise in the past few weeks, but I am left wondering if that is just a coincidence or just another pre-placing spike which we see on so many of these small resource outfits.

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WTI
WTI

The warning signs were there for Weatherly International

When news came on Friday that trading in the shares of Weatherly International (WTI) had been suspended and that the company was being placed into administration, unfortunately it didn’t really come as much surprise to me.

RRE
RRE

RockRose Energy makes yet another acquisition and shows that it means business

I’m surprised by the seeming lack of interest amongst private investors when it comes to RockRose Energy (RRE), as even amongst those who focus on oil and gas stocks, this isn’t a company which you see being mentioned on social media and the bulletin boards.

HUM
HUM

Hummingbird Resources commences commercial gold production - buy

There is fairly limited choice when it comes to UK listed gold producers, so it is good to see another option in the form of Hummingbird Resources (HUM), which has just declared that commercial production has commenced at its Yanfolila mine.

Cluff Natural Resources looks interesting as attention returns to the North Sea

Some positive sentiment finally seems to be returning to UK offshore oil and gas companies, and Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) could be in a position to benefit from that. Things have been pretty dire for the North Sea focused company, and although its assets revolve around gas, which has performed badly in comparison to oil of late, any renewed interest in the area should be of benefit.

HUR
HUR

Hurricane Energy is nearing first production, buy for the rise

When it comes to anything on the operational front amongst smaller companies in the oil sector you tend to pretty much expect some delays and the directors are often over optimistic when it comes to timelines for delivering certain milestones.

HGM
HGM

For some cheap exposure to gold, take a look at Highland Gold Mining

Given what is going on in the markets and world in general at the moment, it would seem silly not to have gold featuring somewhere in your portfolio.

CNE
CNE

Buy the dips on Cairn Energy

Cairn Energy (CNE) is one of a number of oil producers which look to be unloved by the market currently, but I would expect that to change in the future. In recent years the company has had impressive amounts of reserves on its book, but has now moved to the stage where it is producing from several of those fields, and with more to come in the near future.

Canadian Overseas is going to run out of money again soon - avoid

Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) is a company which I have been pretty negative on in recent times, and certainly nothing has happened to change my view on it, certainly in the shorter term.

SXX
SXX

Sirius Minerals has great long term investing potential

Sometimes investing takes a lot of patience, but if you are in at a fairly early stage and are prepared to hold long term, then you can reap the rewards whilst others are left wondering why they never bought any shares whilst the price was still relatively cheap.

RRL
RRL

Why I would still avoid Range Resources

Those who have been around the AIM market for a while will probably remember a company called Range Resources (RRL), and its infamous CEO Peter Landau.

Zanaga is years from production and the shares are now overvalued

The typical life cycle of a small mining company from initial discovery of a resource through to eventual production tends to feature lots of peaks and troughs along the way as various stages are reached.

HUR
HUR

Why Hurricane Energy remains a conviction buy

Hurricane Energy (HUR) remains a favourite of mine amongst the AIM listed companies which have appraised assets and booked reserves, and I think it is one of the few which will make it into production in the near future, and has the potential to grow much larger.

PMG
PMG

Parkmead Group looks very cheap - buy

Often the valuation of resource companies on the AIM market seems to revolve more around how popular they are amongst private investors, than having much to do with the progress that they have made, and how well they are likely to do in the future.

Deep well success should drive Caspian Sunrise even higher

I’m always wary of companies that have seen a large hike in share price, especially smaller ones in the natural resources sector, but in some cases the rise would appear to be justified by recent news.

FCR
FCR

A glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for Ferrum Crescent?

Regular readers here will know that I’ve not exactly been a big fan of Ferrum Crescent (FCR), but there could now be a slight glimmer of hope for anyone trapped in this serial underperformer.

Some very blatant pumping preceded the Canadian Overseas equity issue

Spotting a placing coming on the smaller shares isn’t always that hard, and is usually a combination of the company getting to a point in time where typical cash burn suggests that funds will be low, and perhaps even more importantly, taking note of those who suddenly seem very keen on that particular company!

Canadian Overseas could be worth the gamble - but only if financing is secured

Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) is a company that I have followed for a while now and recently I have noticed it getting a fair bit of attention again – certainly as much as we’ve seen since the failed drill in Liberia back in late 2016.

GKP
GKP

Gulf Keystone is a very different company these days - buy

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) was one of the most hyped up oil companies that I have ever seen during my time in the markets, and although that all ended in tears, I think it could be worth another look now as it has changed a lot since those days.

Why I'm happy to be holding shares in suspended Central Asia Metals

Although you can’t currently trade shares in Central Asia Metals (CAML), given my bullishness on the company I felt that I should take a look at the current situation following news of a suspension in trading at the start of the week.

ARS
ARS

Asiamet is well placed to benefit from future copper shortages

Copper prices have remained volatile but continue to push higher, and if this continues it will be a very bullish signal for both producers and those looking to bring new projects online.

Central Asia Metals looks a great longer term investment in copper

On the AIM market these days it seems as though many would far rather buy into the latest pump and dump on a piece of junk, than invest in a company that is actually running its business properly and making money. The problem with putting your money into junk is that at some point true value normally shines through and the resultant share price crashes can be spectacular.

I'm getting a feeling of deja vu with Nu-Oil and Newfoundland

Nu-Oil and Gas (NUOG) is all the rage at the moment amongst PIs, but I’m finding it hard to get quite so excited about its prospects and am getting a feeling of déjà vu when I look back at some of the old Enegi Oil announcements.

HUR
HUR

Hurricane deal disappoints investors, but is it really that bad?

Hurricane Energy (HUR) is a company that I have followed closely, and have been invested in at various times, since it first floated on the AIM market, and it has come a long way since then.

JLP
JLP

Jubilee Platinum continues to make progress: BUY

Shares in Jubilee Platinum (JLP) have taken a bit of a battering in recent months, but I can still see plenty of upside here on any sort of positive reversal in platinum prices, and it is also worth remembering that other platinum group metals have been more robust.

Mosman Oil & Gas over-reacts to very average news at best!

Private investors often seem to have very short memories, and although many have previously been badly burned by putting money into Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN), some were flocking back into the company again today, sending its share price rocketing.

OEX
OEX

Some might think Oilex looks cheap - it isn't!

Oilex (OEX) took a big hit to its share price this week following news of an unsuccessful workover at two of its oil wells, and it is hard to see how the company is going to turn things around.

AAU
AAU

Ariana remains a buy after resource update

I recently wrote a piece HERE expressing my surprise that the share price of Ariana Resources (AAU) had failed to react positively to good news, so it probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise that a decent update on its resource actually resulted in the share price closing slightly lower.

Is it worth giving Chariot another chance?

Chariot Oil and Gas (CHAR) has begun to get my attention again recently as it has plenty going on operationally during the next year or so, and could well become a popular share to be in once again.

Gold

Why it is often difficult to value small resource companies accurately

Valuing small resource companies can be difficult, and often they will appear to be far cheaper than they really are. The bulletin boards, Twitter, etc are full of people extolling the virtues of the companies that they are invested in and pointing out that they should be worth far more than what the share price currently reflects.

HUR
HUR

Will success with the drill sustain the Hurricane Energy rise?

It was great to see Hurricane Energy (HUR) announcing the completion of another successful well at its Lancaster field, as it has been a company that I’ve been a fan of for sometime.

LEK
LEK

Lekoil looks a good buy with production looming

Lekoil (LEK) has had the misfortune to be tainted by the whole Afren (AFR) saga, but looks to be making good progress. Its share price had been on the decline anyway thanks to the falling oil price, but it really took a hit at the start of this year when the full extent of the problems that Afren were having came to light.

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