The December 2017 edition of the UK Investor Magazine is now live: What will Father Christmas be putting in the stockings of the writers of ShareProphets, nine share tips , plus sexism at the BBC
Published 75 days ago
As an investor who has always been a big fan of oil and gas plays in general it is difficult not to focus on that particular sector at the moment, given the recovery that we have been seeing there. Some people may argue that the move has already happened and that oil prices might not go much above the $64 level that we have hit this week, and could well finish the year a fair bit lower – certainly somewhere in the high 50s wouldn’t surprise me, although a lot will revolve around the outcome of the OPEC meeting at the end of the month. Whilst that may be the case with the commodity itself, when it comes to equities many have lagged this commodity correction, and given the share price action of some of them, you could be forgiven for thinking that oil was still down in the doldrums and completely unloved.
Published 105 days ago
Okay Beaufort is house broker to Obtala (OBT) and so is biased. As we own the shares so am I! But this 60 page report is detailed and so worth a read. Beaufort writes:
Published 222 days ago
Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) isn’t exactly on my list favourite AIM companies to invest in, but even I have been surprised by the recent sizeable drop in share price.
Published 284 days ago
Hello Share Mulchers. Anyone fancy investing in palm oil? I thought not. It can get a jaundiced press for the effect it can have on gorillas and other animals that rely on palms. But it’s the general criticism that might lead you to research DekelOil (DKL).
Published 313 days ago
TLOU Energy (TLOU) was once one of those AIM companies that was hugely popular with PIs and was attracting a lot of attention and hype. Now that has now subsided, I can see real potential with this company going forward given the track record of those who are running it.
Published 450 days ago
If Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff of AIM, really believes that the Casino is properly regulated, we think he should put some of his own money where his complacent mouth is by investing in a portfolio of companies which would demonstrate his confidence in his team of Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. We are such nice guys here at ShareProphets that we have helpfully compiled a beautifully diversified portfolio for him. We, ahem, AIM to please. With the original list having been complied on 29 Sept 2016, here is our first update, one month on – and it is off to a flier!
Published 465 days ago
Hello Share Munchers. I’m quite a fan of investment in emerging markets. My main reason is that they have room to grow as poverty-prone populations become, well, a bit less poverty-prone. I suppose I’m mainly thinking about India and China. Together with many African countries which are not doing at all badly, despite common perceptions to the contrary.
Published 489 days ago
Fastjet’s (FJET) interims for the first half of 2016, released this morning, are another set of results from the company which are about as bad as they could conceivably have been.
Published 515 days ago
Hello Share Shufflers. There’s been a lot of commendation for gold miners on this splendiferous website. And quite rightly, as many of them have put on impressive share value in the continuing uncertainty about currencies, Brexit, QE and so on. But if the value of gold rises, so should the price of silver, platinum and precious stones. So let’s not forget diamond miners like Petra Diamonds (PDL).
Published 524 days ago
Centamin (CEY) has proved a great example that it is possible to buy shares based on them being fundamentally too cheap, and then hold until the company recovers and you can reap the rewards.
Published 532 days ago
Fastjet has this afternoon announced the result of its general meeting and capital raising. Not surprisingly, given the support of the institutions involved, all resolutions were passed.
Published 573 days ago
Hello Share Cats. One thing the Brexit vote hasn’t attacked so far is the oil price. Well, Brent did go down a tiny fraction, but hardly worth noticing. And that could be due to world factors, anyway. Which reminds me that Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) has risen for the two trading days since the Big Vote result was announced. I am a giant holder of Shell oil. It is the biggest lump in my portfolio. I already held a lot of Shell shares. Then it gobbled up BG and part of that deal was its handing over even more Shell stock.
Published 585 days ago
Regular readers will know that I have been following with interest the rather dramatic developments at Fastjet (FJET) over the past year or so. This morning sees publication of a letter from the Board, asking shareholders to support their Chairman against easyGroup’s move to remove him from office.
Published 585 days ago
Hello Share Bunnies. Tullow Oil (TLW) shares I've held a long time. Too long, as it turned out. Not many years ago they doubled my outlay in a year or two. Then, like nearly all other big oilers they were hit a year ago, or so by the big black stuff crash. Actually the share had been on the back foot before that. But I reckon Tullow could be on the march again. Over the last few days, the advancing oil price has decided to take a rest. But not for long, I fancy. You can see my reasons in a few recent examples of my modest Shareprophets column.
Published 602 days ago
When it comes to commodities people usually think in terms of oil or mining companies, but there are also many ‘soft’ (grown) markets, and some of these have been performing strongly.
Published 676 days ago
It amazes me how long some companies can maintain a buoyant share price when they are largely running on hot air. Currently African Potash (AFPO) would definitely fall into that category when you look at what was promised, and which induced the massive rise from around 0.3p, to what has actually been delivered so far to have justified that.
Published 685 days ago
You know that things are tough when even those firms that are paid money to ramp hapless shares on the AIM Casino cannot bring themselves to do so with any conviction. And thus I bring you the latest note from Equity Development that is the piece of crap heading for 0p, FastJet (FJET). It is what ED does not say rather than what it does say that is so horrific.
Published 691 days ago
Hello Share Trundlers. The real reason why Barclay’s (BARC) share price fell so sharply on its results is that the dividend was cut by more than a half. This whammy was compounded by the company’s forecast that this state of affairs would continue for a year or two.
Published 955 days ago
Encouraging news this morning from African Potash (AFPO) has been greeted with a collective shrug of the shoulders from a sceptical market. As part of its planned strategy for expansion, African Potash has entered into commercial discussions with an agency of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). COMESA is a free trade union for twenty African Member states and, if fruitful, African Potash’s discussions could lead to the development of a clearly defined sales channel for its potash-based fertiliser products across that continent.
Published 1158 days ago
Africa-focused explorer Alecto Minerals (ALO) has bought another gold project in Burkina Faso, to add to its interests in Mali, Mauritania and Ethiopia. The London-based company, which recently appointed as chairman City veteran Mark Wellesley-Wood, who once sought to revive Cornish tin mining, is acquiring the Kerboule gold project in the West African country’s Djibo gold belt, near fellow AIM counter Avocet Mining’s Inata gold mine, in a deal which chief executive officer Mark Jones suggests ‘is capable of delivering significant returns.’
Published 1199 days ago
A few weeks ago& I took my profits in SABMiller (SAB) on some warmed up bid talks. There is a price, to get back into the emerging markets beverage company with a particularly attractive position in Africa, but not yet.
Published 1299 days ago
Obtala Resources (OBT) has announced a £2.28 million net cash outflow before new financing (£0.14 million inflow after) for the 2013 calendar year, ending the year with cash of £2.14 million and updating that “a platform to generate substantial revenues has been put in place, and sales have commenced successfully across all sectors of the business”.
Published 1345 days ago
Natural resource investment and development company, Obtala (OBT) has updated investors that work on its forestry business “continues to progress well” as further orders continue to be agreed. that is good news for our readers who bought on this share tip.