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CNS
CNS

This Cohort of Canny Cybermen Show Signs of Boarding a Gravy Train.

Hello Share Pilots. Have you noticed viruses don't seem as much a threat as they used to be for we private owners? Perhaps its because the search platforms have beefed up their protection. And cyber security is still very lucrative. One of the more successful cyber security merchants is Corero Network Security (CNS). It's numbers are just out and they're pretty exciting.

Hollywood Bowl is Bowling Along Nicely Again after its Nasty 2020 Covid-Induced Crash

Hello, Share Monkeys. In the early sixties, one of my first jobs as a  trainee journalist was the opening by war flying ace Douglas Bader of Doncaster’s first bowling alley. Afterwards, the craze died. But it’s come back with a bang. And Blighty’s largest company in the field, Hollywood Bowl (BOWL) could see its share price rise.

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While I'm Glad Tom's Not Firing Me, He's Still Wrong.

Hello, Share Shiners. While relieved to know Tom Winnifrith won’t sack me, I must respond to his criticisms of my outlook for share shifters in climate change and any future lockdowns. Firstly, He doesn’t agree that carbon emissions lead to global warming saying it would happen anyway. But what he or I think doesn’t matter to shareholders. It’s what the majority of investors believe – and it concurs with most scientists that the planet is warming up. TW Note as opposed to in 1974 when nearly all scientists warned of a coming ice age – but maybe they will be right at some stage.

BP
BP

Shell, BP and Friends Need to Change, But Wisdom from the World's Biggest investor Makes me NOT want to Sell yet.

Hello, Shares Graders. After a grim week on the stock markets, let’s not forget it’s the future that counts. And after this current correction, which the City blames on covid fears, even though new vaccines will trounce them, the outlook for shares has probably never been so promising. But we still need to be aware of an important trend that will eventually cause many shares to go over a cliff.

Malcolm

Growth is Down for November But Most Shareholders Shouldn't Give a Hoot.

Hello, Share Shapers. So the UK economy shrunk by 2.6% in November. As England was put into lockdown for the second time and Wales and Scotland were also restricted, I believe most of us expected a bigger drop than that. The effect on most shares should be an upward thrust if that’s the best the Covid response can do to our GDP


Malcolm

Some New Year Resolutions You Ought to Keep for Happier Share Trading in 2021.

A Happy New Year, Share Buyers. Some financial boffins are predicting that shares will rise mightily this year. The main reason seems to be an expectation the damn will burst. And all those folks who’ve not been able to spend money will make up for lost time once vaccines have worked their magic.

Malcolm-Sax-Machine

Professor Malcolm Stacey's Universally Famous Feel-Good Shareholders' Christmas Lecture.

Hello, Share Seekers. If you’re reading this you’re a shareholder with disposable income. And if you’ve been following tips on the winter wonderland we call shareprophets.com. you may be a bit wealthy by now. Now, as a person of means, you have a responsibility to be generous with your dough and kind in your actions. That’s the Christmas spirit, right?

Bull

Why the American Dream of a Bumper 2021 Could Vitalise the Footsie, Too.

Hello, Share Scrapers. There was a time when it didn’t really matter much about Blighty’s economy when it came to the value of our biggest shares. If the Dow went up, so did the Footsie. And vice versa. It’s only in recent years that this correlation hasn’t been as strong. But just lately, the strength of a record-breaking Dow, despite the virus, seems to have galvanised shares over here. Now if that’s true, then our shares are going to rise nicely next year. I think most of expected that already, but its nice to have a few American views to back things up. 

BKG
BKG

When the Bank of England Is Bullish There's Probably No Need to Worry About Our Shares.

At first blush, we have a lot to worry about when it comes to our shares. Covid cases rising in many areas, a Brexit deal not arrived at, rising unemployment and bank and oil shares still wallowing in the depths. But this old punter has seen it all before. And he knows that the sun will come shining through. Yes, you probably think the arch bull is being overbullish again. But the fact is that I have never sold fewer shares and that state of affairs will continue.

Malcolm-On-Motorcycle

I Wouldn't Dream of Selling Shares Just Now - and Here's Why.

Hello, Share Chums. If you watch the BBC News every night, as I do, you would think the end of the world is nigh. Story on story about how folks and businesses are reeling from the pandemic. And lots of people are suffering. However, the vast majority are not. For example, all my three children are still working, albeit from home.

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.

CPG
CPG

Compass Could Soon Find a Northerly Direction for its Share Price

Hello, Share Tweakers. The rise and rise of Compass Group (CPG) was keeping this old punter very happy. But that was before the pandemic struck. How can you expect a company to succeed when it specialises in contract catering for firms, schools, and universities at a time when a pestilence has shut them down?

Bull

The Economy Strikes Back and the Millennium Falcon Carrying Our Shares Shouldn't Lag Behind for Long.

Hello, Share Fans. The virus story is still fluid. And companies which benefit from its continuance are still diving up and down all over the place.  I’m thinking of the many outfits looking for tests and vaccines. And those making sanitisers and disinfectants. But what about all the other shares? Well most of them are stuck. The Footsie hovers around 6,000 which means most of us are still suffering paper losses.

IQE
IQE

Here are Some of the 'Right Sort of Share' to Consider Buying Now.

Hello Share Scrappers. Do you view the battered trade and foreign tourist industries as a buying opportunity?  Doesn’t every battered sector usually come back up? And though the rule can’t be applied to every company, it’s often the case that after a disaster comes a bounce. However, I tended to avoid travel companies before the pandemic. And I certainly will now. The current French fiasco is only the start of travel restrictions yet to come. So where should we put our money now?

This In-House Writer Suggests You House a Yen to Trade in House Builders

Hello, Share Bringers. You lucky members of shareprophets.com will know that I have a soft spot for Britain’s housebuilders. Supply can’t match demand and that’s the most powerful driver of share prices you can have. But what about that virus? Well, house prices hit an all-time record last

CWR
CWR

Do I Care that I've Just had a Lousy Week? Do I Buckden Abbey!

Hello, Share Graspers. Truth be told I’ve just had a pretty poor week. One of my biggest investments, the futuristic battery maker Ceres (CRW) has continued an unexplained fall. It began when a big fund sold about 5% of the shares. Though as I opined at the time, that was understandable and no reflection on Ceres. This was a fund that buys interests in bargain companies and comes out as a matter of policy when the shares have a bumper rise.

Want to Make a Mint on Mining Shares, but Can't get Your Head Round the most Complicated Sector of them All? Well, All you Need Is £2.99p.

Hello, Share Monkeys.  It’s the weekend of the Shareprophets big mining online share show. As it costs only £2.99p for access to the best mining experts in the investing business, I would urge anyone hoping to make money from one of the most exciting branches of the golden game, to part with this nominal amount to take part. As well as being an area where you could make the most money in the shortest time, it’s also, well, a minefield and you need the best info you can get.

Avacta's Nervy Share Price Fights Back - But It Still Looks a Bit Shaky to Me.

Hello, Share Speakers. It’s a while since anyone on this amazing site, referred to Avacta (AVCT). But it still remains one of the biggest talking points in the share world. It’s one of those covid related stocks, which like most of them, goes up and down a lot every day. Uncle Tom is very bearish on Avacta, but I notice that unlike some luckless companies, it’s not being shorted too much.

Malcolm-On-Motorcycle

Why I'm Not Buying Shares Until the Pandemic Is Further Along the Road to Destruction.

Hello, Share Chompers. Once again, I include in my article a word you probably don't know. See if you can identify it. Now, nobody need tell armchair tycoons like ourselves that nothing travels in a straight line. The most promising share will take two steps back for every three it rises. We also know that everything in Shareland takes longer than expected. Now I agree with Uncle Tom (a fairly rare event) that before long the virus will become far less common and will no longer trouble the world’s economy. But the threat is not receding as fast as we might have expected.

ZOO
ZOO

How the New Normal Could Produce Abnormal Share Risers.

Hello, Share Changers. The Covid-19 attack has had interesting effects on armchair tycoons like us. One bizarre example is that shares in Zoom Technologies rocketed by 250%. Only then was it realised that punters were getting mixed up between this company which has nothing to do with internet conferencing and another Zoom which does (Zoom Video Communications).

AZN
AZN

Playing All the Right Notes - But Not Necessarily in the Right Order.

Hello, Share Seekers. I’ve been l reviewing my general predictions for various sectors over the last three years. It amazes me how many forecasts proved right. Not sadly for the right reasons, though. Because nobody foresaw that the world would suffer the pandemic. However, perhaps our subconscious was warning us. It may more to do with correct share-picking than we tend to think.

Malcolm-On-Motorcycle

At this point in the Lockdown Should We Be in Cash or Shares?

Hello, Share Swampers. As the virus continues to dampen the city, the big question still remains. Should we be in cash or shares? Of course, the answer lies in between the two poles. You certainly need enough cash to carry you through this dodgy period, however long it might last. But if you follow the golden rule of always having at least 10% of your bag in cash this should not be a worry to most of us.

Beggar

Though the Government Virus Bill is Horrific, It May Not Upset the Share Apple Cart

Hello Share Mixers.  When it first became obvious that the virus would cost the UK a huge amount of money, shares plummeted. But since then, though the death toll has risen, shares have been slowly recovering. Is this rally justified or will another decline come, as more news releases showing the true scale of coronavirus damage?

Bull

Are You Ready for a Big Rise in Share Values? Perhaps You Should Be.

Hello Share Trudgers.  Do you need cheering up this weekend? Are you still fearful for your shares? Are you getting ready to snap and sell the lot? Well, I’m not selling any stock at the moment. Not unless some really dire news affects a company individually. Ok, let’s start with reasons to think most of our shares will soon rise.

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RB

Giant Health and Hygiene Company Boosts Income in the Crisis - and is Set to Continue the Boom

Hello Gang. Though it’s rather uncomfortable to say it, here’s another company that appears to be doing rather well out of the virus outbreak. Reckitt Benckiser (RB.) has given first-quarter numbers, and the net revenue of £3.5 billion is 13% better than the same period a year ago...

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KGF

Virus-led DIY Boom Could Boost Kingfisher Shares as B&Q Stores Re-Open

Hello, Share Seekers. Though do-it-yourself retailer B&Q was allowed to stay open as a hardware dealer, it did close stores when the lockdown started. It’s now reopening them after a trial period, using the social distancing procedures that we’ve all become used to in supermarkets. The numbers going around will be capped, while plastic screens will be fitted to checkouts and two-metre floor markers will show the distance shoppers should keep from each other. Kingfisher (KGF), which owns the chain, is getting ahead of the game...

DGE
DGE

Drink Companies Like Diageo Should Recover from the Virus Hangover Faster than Most Firms

Hello, Share Seekers. One of my favourite motes is that companies that purvey drink do better in hard times. Fortunately, I’ve not had a chance to test this theory very often. But in this particularly ‘hard time’ we may prove that the theory works in practice. So let’s have a look at one of the biggest drinks companies...

Shares Soar on 'Light In the Tunnell' Assurance, but How Should We Play the End-of-Lockdown Prospect?

Hello, Share Crispers. With the markets closed it give me another chance to cheer up those who take part in our beautiful game. Though I expect you have higher hopes for your portfolio than you had two weeks ago. There’s light in the tunnel. The government health advisors tell us so. As I write, the Footsie is up 3.5% Here are some other reasons why our at least some of our shares could soon rise a lot more than that.

Malcolm-On-Motorcycle

It's Possibly Not As Bad as Painted. Days of Wine and Roses Will Be Back Soon.

Hello, Share Breakers. With the markets closed today, I’ll keep to my role as a bullish optimist and suggest a few reasons to hope for beleaguered share shifters like. First of all, if you listen to television news you may be more depressed by the situation than you ought to be.

Avacta Shares More Than Double in a Few Days, But Virus Kit May Whack Up an Even Better Performance than that.

Hello, Share Trundlers. A few days ago, I suggested a small medical pioneer might see a share rise because of its association with a substitute for human antibodies. This proved to be a correct assumption as the share has doubled since then.

Here's Another Antibody Firm You Might Look at - Thanks to ShareProphets Doyen Pierotlunaire

Hello, Share Pagers. Last week, I drew your attention to Avacta (AVCT), a company working on the production of a substitute for human antibodies. I speculated that it could benefit from a growing interest in that line of work. I’m grateful to an always welcome contributor to this magnificent website for a useful response to that article...

Malcolm

It's Hard to See How the Big Pharmas Won't Prosper Once the Virus Retreats

Hello, Share Trawlers. Here’s another suggestion for your plans to buy more shares once the virus is on its way out. Today’s choice is big pharma companies, like GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and AstraZeneca (AZN). There are also a few foreign listed companies, like Roche and Johnson & Johnson, that you might consider...

RMG
RMG

We Can All Look Forward to Rising Share Prices Once the Virus Peaks... but Here's Another Share that Could Rise Faster than Others

Hello, Share Thinkers. I’m indebted to the reader who added a few useful suggestions to my weekend piece on the 22 benefits of self-isolation. Both for his ideas and the comforting general view he added which went something like: ‘Once it’s over, we can all look forward to 10 years of rising share prices’. That’s what happened after the 2008 bank crash. Meanwhile here’s another share in my current series that could benefit from the crisis...

Malcolm-On-Motorcycle

It's Not all Bad. Here are 22 Big Benefits of Self-Isolation.

Hello, Share Carers. My old grandad used to say ‘When things are truly horrible count your blessings.’ So let’s look at the blessings of self-isolation. This is not to say that house arrest is not generally damn inconvenient. Nor do I wish to make light of this devastating virus. But nonetheless, here are 22 benefits of locking ourselves away.

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CNA

Why the Big Power Companies Should Recover Faster Than Most

Hello, Share Diggers. This week I’ve been considering companies that may not suffer as much as others from the lockdown. Today I invite you to look at the big electricity suppliers...

WTB
WTB

Shares Will Ride Again, Just You Wait and See.

Hello, Share Diggers. When I was looking for a hotel in the Smoke last month, I was shocked that Premier Inn, a so-called budget hotel, wanted £360 for two nights, a huge increase on my room last year. I bet they’re not charging that now. This brings me no joy, especially as this family has shares in Whitbread (WTB) which owns Premier.

MRW
MRW

Morrison Makes a Bigger Profit - and before the Panic Buying

Hello, Share Troopers. Even the worst of economic disasters can provide a boost for some firms. Purveyors of pills, potions and medical gear are an obvious choice. As are supermarkets as the less-than-enlightened keep on panic buying. The manager of one of my local supermarkets was called to the till yesterday to settle a dispute over a loaf of bread...

CPG
CPG

Compass Loses Its Bearings, But It's Still worth Keeping an Eye On

Hello, Share Shapers. These are peculiar times indeed. A company that I’ve oft praised on this website has dropped a heck of a lot in value, and yet it’s still one of the best run and reliable British blue-chip companies of all time. This sad virus crisis has turned everything on its head but most sensible analysts expect most shares prices to recover totally eventually, as they nearly always do after disaster...

PRU
PRU

Man From the Pru Could Be Among the First to Ride Out the Virus Storm

Hello Share Rattlers. It seems to this old punter that insurance companies might be the cautious choice in these difficult times. When folks feel insecure they buy more policies and are prepared to pay more for them. And one of the best as far as profits go is Prudential (PRU)...

Malcolm-On-Motorcycle

Elementary, My Dear Watson. Big Crises Often Become Big Bounce Backs.

Hello, Share Plumpers. At the end of an old film, made in wartime by the great Basil Rathbone, Sherlock Holmes says ‘A cold cruel wind is here, Watson. But once it’s blown through, Britain will be a cleaner, healthier place’. I always recall these worlds whenever a national crisis, like the Falklands War or the big bank crash strikes. We are soon back to normal and shares are often better for it.

WTB
WTB

Supermarkets, TV Channels and Pharmas should All See a Rising Share Price Once the Penny Drops.

Yet the one or two deaths it brought to Britons become headline news. Can you possibly imagine every flu death being treated in the same way? Meanwhile, there are signs of that China, the source of the outbreak, is seeing a drying up of cases. That’s surely likely to happen everywhere.

Malcolm-On-Motorcycle

The Virus - What We should Do to Protect Our Assets Now.

Hello, Share Planners. In common with many share shifters, I’ve stopped paying full attention to my shares at the moment. This isn’t wise, but I have trouble bearing the pain of the virus panic. And I really do think that sooner or later our shares will return to their pre-virus values.

Malcolm-On-Motorcycle

The China Virus: Share Bunnies Everywhere Should Heed this Tale from the Warren.

Hello, Share Chums. Some of the great Warren Buffet’s famous investments wouldn’t succeed today. For example, he was an early supporter of Gillette. But as many more men are hairy, that would probably not work now. Though perhaps we should not throw away his great saying about share dealings, because they seem to be just as powerful today.

Malcolm-On-Motorcycle

Why We Might Expect Our Shares to Bounce Back Big Time After This Nine Day Wonder.

Hello Share Twirlers. A few years ago I wrote my fastest-moving book Attishoo. It was about the common cold. What it was and how to avoid it. The cold is a coronavirus and there are more than 200 different varieties. That’s why we keep getting one cold after another. We only acquire immunity from one type of germ at a time.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bat soup worries - should we sell becuase of the China Virus?

In short no, although this virus could well be far larger than some folks (Lucian) think. Elsewhere I discuss useless research from broker Goetz and Optibiotix (OPTI), Future (FUTR), Amigo (AMGO), Iconic (ICON), Oracle (ORCP) and Petra Diamonds (PDL)

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