Keyword results: tipsters

Tipsters sentiment mirrors mining sector performance in 2018

It’s been a tough few months for the mining sector in 2018, with the All Share Mining Index down over 10% since the beginning of the year and mining shares hitting a two-year low last week. Precious metal miners in particular have suffered a rough summer; the price of gold now sits at $1,196, down from $1304 on 1st January, while Holders of some of the larger companies in this sector – such as Fresnillo (FRES)Centamin (CEY) and Hochschild (HOC) – will have seen the losses of over 30%. It’s not all doom and gloom in the sector though: success stories can be found amongst the small-caps, with Gem Diamonds (+57% in 2018) and Atalaya Mining (+26.1%) heading the list of miners that have provided strong returns so far.


Broker and tipster coverage and sentiment differs by company size

This week, we use the 38,000+ stock tips currently performance-tracked on the Stockomendation platform to analyse the relationship between a company’s size and the level of scrutiny it typically receives from brokers and tipsters.

Rare summer sunshine on the retail sector

Though the outlook for most firms in the UK retail industry has been particularly gloomy so far this year, June provided some welcome respite, with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG reporting that total retail sales rose by 2.3% across the UK – buoyed by factors such as the warmer weather and the relative success of the England national team at the World Cup in Russia. Likewise, tipsters and brokers also saw events in June and July so far to be good news for retailers, with the number of ‘Buy’ ratings towards firms within the sector increasing.

Tipsters had a better June than brokers

June saw over 1,300 new stock tips and broker ratings captured and performance-tracked on the Stockomendation platform, across 22 unique brokers and 36 individual tipsters. Tip activity in June was almost exactly the same as May, and represents an increase of 51% on the number of tips tracked during the same period last year.


It's more than a game - the world cup and shares

With the FIFA World Cup just days away, this week I focus today on how tipster and broker sentiment towards sports betting firms changes during major international football tournaments. Be it online or on the high-street, gambling firms will be set for an influx of sports betting activity in the coming days as the public place their bets on the outcome of the upcoming World Cup. The UK public wagered a predicted £500 million during the last European Championships in 2016. So, how does tipster and broker outlook change during major tournaments, and more specifically, does the performance of the home nations affect both sentiment and sector returns?


Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: Ding Dong the Environmental Recycling £65 million fraud Witch is dead - bring on the SFO

Environmental Recycling Technologies (ENRT) was slung off AIM today. But the former 3DM is not telling you something rather more serious which happened 11 days ago. This is a fraud that is now officially dead;. It has cost mug punters £65 million. I explain why it is a fraud (as I did back in 2005) and I name all of those on the roll call of shame including FSA (now FCA) officials who failed investors, nomads, brokers, tipsters, managers. And I explain my next step - write to the SFO.


Arian Silver – woof, woof woof , more money pissed away

How many times have I warned you that Arian Silver (AGQ) is one of the biggest dogs on AIM? Its uber-Welsh management team are champion value destroyers. Its dickhead of a PR man – who berated me for not tipping this stock (down 90% in three years) like “all the other tipsters” – continues to spin but the disaster just got a bit more disastrous today.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Daily digest of our latest stories.

Search ShareProphets

Complete Coverage

Recent Comments