Robert Walters – a geared play on everything

Published 6 days ago

I read today that a Deloitte survey shows that 8 out of 10 chief financial officer's at large UK companies think the long-term business environment will be worse due to Brexit, whilst a Bibby Financial Services survey notes 57% of small and medium sized business owners think the UK economy will fall into a recession this year. I guess that is pessimism central...and the seeming inability of politicians to concentrate on the opportunities and challenges of the post-Brexit period does not bode well. Step forward the recruitment sector for review then…

Is the Lure of Gold more Glittery for You as the Brexit Mess gets Messier?

Published 8 days ago

Hello, Share Screechers. With so much uncertainty in the world and dire warnings about share prices, some given on this beautiful website, it might be worth considering other forms of investment. I’ve been tempted by buying works of art, but as I know nothing about the subject I decided against it. And that's despite some huge profits art investors have seen over the last few years.

UK Oil & Gas production update – no one believes in Lyin’ Steve any more

Published 10 days ago

Another day and another production update from Horse Hill which gives UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) boss Lyin’ Steve Sanderson to make the most outrageous claims which he could not substantiate in a month of Sundays. But the dull share price reaction suggests that these days the words of Lyin' Steve are about as credible as a Theresa May pledge on Brexit.

Adept4 – follows a late trading warning (where even bullshit earnings on steroids couldn’t help) with “Customer Contract Termination”…

Published 13 days ago

Writing in November on “provider of 'IT as a Service'” Adept4 (AD4) it was “Trading Update” = a late trading warning & even bullshit earnings on steroids can’t help!. Today “Customer Contract Termination”. Uh oh…

Notes from Underground: My Master Investor recap

Published 14 days ago

The question that I am sure that many of you are asking today is: what happened to me at the Master Investor show? Did they use my head as a door opener as they threw me out? Did they have a meeting of the Car Park committee? Was I tossed in London Design Centre jail?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Birthday Dad, Ooh Er MRS & time to back Mr Farage

Published 16 days ago

Happy Birthday Dad. I hope that you enjoy your "medicinal" apple based gift. I am about ten days from moving house and have just completed a mail relocation form so I shall get my postal vote for the Euros forwarded. I dislike many of the creeps who surround Nigel Farage but his Brexit party has my vote in the bag and I explain why. I look at Management Resource Solutions (MRS) as another red flag emerges for this insolvent piece of crap. I cover Westminster Group (WSG) run by loathsome swine Tony Baldry, Audioboom (BOOM), Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) and his other dogs and Purplebricks (PURP) in a Joshua interrupted podcast.

K3 Capital – from in January “confidence in outlook for the full year” to…

Published 16 days ago

“Trading Update” from business and company sales specialist in the UK, K3 Capital (K3C)… and the shares currently at 135p in response – down more than 15%. Uh oh…

Photo-Me – having had a reliance on a swift about-turn from “large order lags”, surprise, surprise…

Published 18 days ago

In December I again cautioned on instant-service vending equipment provider Photo-Me International (PHTM), noting a reliance on a swift about-turn from “large order lags” in the current macro climate as the shares headed below 100p. Now, with the company’s year ending this month, a trading update…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: my daily chat with my friend the IRA man

Published 19 days ago

Anyone who follows me on twitter knows my feelings about the vermin of the IRA but I have a daily chat these days with my pal the IRA man about Brexit. I discuss its effect on shares and suggest that a far bigger political threat is really not priced in. I explain why I know Yourgene (YGEN) is having a trading statement on Monday and what makes good journalism. I look in detail at Mobile Streams (MOS), insolvency law and the nature of trade receivables and at Gear4Music (G4M) and its latest warning which is enough to turn a man to drink, the shares remain a stonking sell. Finally. get your wallets out!

Food Glorious Food Will Rally Greencore Shares if Brexit Fears Prove Groundless

Published 19 days ago

Hello, Share Pickers. If you are one of those investors who still believe that the Brexit mess will have a nasty effect on share prices, the company I look at today may not appeal to you very much. I - and several speakers at the Global Group UK Investor Show - though don’t think Brexit will make much difference in the longer run...

easyJet slides again but time to pull back on the share purchasing throttle?

Published 20 days ago

So another week of Brexit-related excitement awaits. I have almost given up trying to predict the next twists and turns but there is always a practical impact and we have seen this from easyJet (EZJ) this morning…

What Britain's Top Fund Manager Advises Now

Published 20 days ago

Hello Share Wishers. Those of us who attended the Global Group UK Investor Show this weekend really were lucky. We got to hear bang-up-to-date views and advice from some of the best investors. And do we pay huge amounts for this valuable advice? Do we Bucknall Abbey! But we could sit there and soak it all in. For those who missed this year’s show, allow me to try to give some views of Britain’s best fund manager...

Visiting the Global Group UK Investor Show part two: catching up with Sosandar

Published 21 days ago

I reported back from my visit to the Ariana Resources (AAU) stand HERE but I was also very keen to check in with AIM-listed Sosandar (SOS). My position here is pretty good, having recommended a buy after last year’s UKI and taking profits twice: I am ahead in cash and I still have a little pile of free shares in Sosandar. But with the shares now sitting at just 26p  -well down from the peak in the mid-forties – should I buy, sell or hold?

How Not to Catch a Cold When Trading Your Shares.

Published 22 days ago

Hello, Share Cobblers. As I’m hosting the UK Investor Show this weekend, I can’t topically research any individual shares for your attention. And I’ve said all I can say about Brexit and my portfolio.  Briefly, I expect shares to come back strongly once the process becomes clear, just as falling shares did at the outset of World War 11. So may I write about catching a cold, instead?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast on this Brexit betrayal day: Answering a Neil Woodford question for Roger Lawson.

Published 23 days ago

Neil Woodford needs money for his funds urgently but to give to a far more deserving cause which I may have mentioned once or twice go HERE. I discuss damning statistics for the AIM Casino, Inspirit (INP), Mobile Streams (MOS) and in the Woodford section Paypoint (PAY), Imperial Brands (IMB) and now Strix (KETL), another jolly good income and growth play he is dumping. 

There's No Place Like Foam for this Big Profitable Enterprise

Published 23 days ago

Hello, Share Beamers. Never one to rule out shares which do boring things, I think it might be worth your looking into a big British company which makes foam. Zotefoams (ZTF) says it produces foams which are lighter and more friendly with the environment than its rivals...

Brexit may have been postponed but UK Investor goes ahead on Saturday 30 March (TOMORROW) – get your seat - last booking noon today

Published 25 days ago

Well it looks as if we will not Brexit on March 29th after all. But The Global Group UK Investor Show on March 30th in Westminster goes ahead and will be more informative and controversial than ever. The last chance to book seats is noon today

#BoycottDominos: £325,000 a year boss despises 17.4m of us, jokes about our deaths

Published 25 days ago

On £325,000 a year life is sweet for David Bauernfeind, the CFO of Domino's Pizza (DOM). Ok, franchisees are in revolt and the shares have tanked by 30% over the past year so you'd have thought as he weighed his salary he'd be busy fighting fires. Au contraire, go to his twitter account @dbauernfeinduk and you will find that he is tweeting like a dervish, not with special offers of two pizzas tasting of cardboard for £19.99 but about Brexit. If you are one of the 17.4 million who voted for Brexit what you will see will shock you, for this fat cat seems to despise we little people and jokes about our death. I, for one, will #BoycottDominos and you may wish to consider whether you want to support the bloated pay packet of a man who looks down on you in this way.

Notes from Underground - Of course I understand our readers

Published 28 days ago

Tom always tells me that I don't really understand our readers, which is bollocks. So, I assume that most ShareProphets readers were all out in London yesterday demanding a new Brexit referendum, right?

Union Jack Oil – funding at a not great price… but look at the potential of the projects it’s for

Published 29 days ago

Union Jack Oil (UJO) “is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised £1.75 million by way of a placing and subscription, through the issue of a total of 2,333,333,334 new ordinary shares at an issue price of 0.075 pence”

This Week's Hammering of Shares Could Be Short-Lived, if Malcolm's Law Holds Up

Published 30 days ago

Hello, Share Pickers. So the Brexit mess worsens. If we conducted our affairs in the same counterproductive and argumentative way as those MPs of ours, we would all be bankrupt by now. It’s a disgrace. But let’s try and be positive about the situation as regards our shares.

Tom Winnfrith Bearcast: Brexit bollocks, the real threats to the economy, Crest Nicholson's dividend and Charlie & Lola

Published 31 days ago

Charlie & Lola let me down so sorry for the Joshua interruption today. In this podcast I discuss Brexit and the real threats to the UK economy and then look at Crest Nicholson (CRST), its dividend and, I think, illusory yield. If you enjoyed this, almost, profanity free bearcast, follow a bloke from the Grim North who donated enough to buy a whole house in the welfare safari and support the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE.

Tasty – results the Chairman is “pleased to be reporting”… why the further 20%+ share price fall then?

Published 32 days ago

Tasty (TAST) Chairman Keith Lassman states “I am pleased to be reporting on the group's annual results for the 52 week period ended 30 December 2018”. The shares have responded currently to 6.5p – 23.5% lower!...

Arabian Nights Fill Me With a Few Hopes and Fears About our Shares.

Published 34 days ago

Hello, Share Travellers. As I'm just returning from a week in Jordan, I'm a bit out of touch with the markets. So allow me to pass on some titbits I picked up in the Middle East which could colour our portfolios in Blighty. My first point is how non-Europeans, as reflected by Jordanians, view the Brexit crisis on our economy.

Heroic Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon tells it as it is on Brexit

Published 37 days ago

Anyone who points out how the Financial Times is always on the wrong side of history when it comes to the EU must be a good guy and that brings us to Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon (JDW) announcing interim numbers today who opines:

A Malcolm Stacey share tip where the company has misled investors hugely

Published 38 days ago

Actually I am being generous. One might suggest that certain undergarments are look very combustible. I am sure that when Malcolm becomes aware of this he will wish to revisit his position. This is a scandal, the company has declined to comment and its advisors do not seem to give a damn either, their excuses are risible.

Caption Contest: Brexit and the worst Prime Minister in history edition

Published 39 days ago

Do your worst in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight tonight, unless we decide to ignore the wishes of 52% of you and extend it. The prize, as ever, is a semi naked photo of The UK's top share blogger, mornings only, Thirsty Paul Scott.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If you take tips from BB morons you deserve all you get

Published 39 days ago

I start with a few thoughts on Brexit and equity valuations. Then I discuss allegations of systematic market abuse via Bulletin Boiards and twitter and reflect on how you should make your own investment decisions. Finally a few words on the Winx debacle in Alaska, Red Emperor (RMP), Pantheon Resources (PANR) and 88 Energy (88E). If you enjoyed this, less than PC, bearcast, follow a bloke from the Grim North who donated enough to buy a whole house in the welfare safari and support the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE.

Staffline – some EU success; “pleased to announce” contract wins… but enough to suggest a buy?

Published 39 days ago

Following an update & shares resume trading yesterday, a “£35 million contract wins” announcement from recruitment and training group Staffline (STAF) today…

Autins – Chairman & CEO (though the announcement doesn’t seem sure!) small share purchases following results showing finances further deteriorating… Hmmm!

Published 40 days ago

Last week I questioned on automotive sector acoustic and thermal insulation group Autins (AUTG), “pleased to announce” results & “confident 2019 will deliver positive results”. Really?. There is currently though a “Directors' Dealings” announcement seeing the shares jump…

Is sleazy Maria Miller the dimmest MP going? Female entrepreneurs post Brexit idiocy

Published 41 days ago

You might just remember Maria Miller MP being forced to resign from Government in utter disgrace after bogus expense claims of up to £90,000 were exposed. The Parliamentary Standards Commissioner said the old trougher should pay back £45,000. Her fellow MPs helped reduce that to just £8,500. Sleazy Maria has today tweeted a remark of such mind numbing idiocy that I wonder if you is the dimmest MP tod

Like the Bubbles in its Glasses, Shares in this Drinks Jumbo Keep on Rising

Published 44 days ago

Hello, Share Trimmers. With Brexit arrangements no further forward, it’s harder to justify any big buys of companies which focus on sales or imports from Europe. So we need to look at the really global sellers if we want to feel a bit safer in our beds. So I turn again to my old favourite Diageo (DGE)...

United Carpets – “confident that the fundamentals of the business remain sound”. Hmmm…

Published 45 days ago

Writing on “the third largest chain of specialist retail carpet and floor covering stores in the UK”, United Carpets (UCG) in September I noted that it attempts to mitigate that it “believes the business is well positioned for future trading” but asked half-year results including a formal profit warning ahoy?. Those December-announced results though included “recent trading performance has shown some more encouraging signs which, if sustained, should result in a better second half result and a reasonable outcome for the year”. Today a “Trading Statement”

Autins – “pleased to announce” results & “confident 2019 will deliver positive results”. Really?

Published 46 days ago

Previously writing on automotive sector acoustic and thermal insulation group Autins (AUTG) in October, it was with the shares falling further from the mid 30p’s; “many opportunities to grow and diversify” - why the ‘cost base steps’ then?. The shares are currently again lower to 20p on the back of “pleased to announce” full-year results. Hmmm…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 17 million F*ck Offs

Published 46 days ago

Forgive the title. It is the new song by my pal Dominic Frisby which you can see below. It covers Brexit and is, I think, rather funny, no: it is pure genius. In my podcast, I look at Red Emperor (RMP) and the other Winx plays, Mirriad (MIRI), FinnCrap (FCAP), Akers Biosciences (AKR), Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) Nautilus Marine (NAUT), a real dog, and finally I have a hot deeply discounted placing rumour on I3 Energy (I3E). If you enjoyed this bearcast, follow Jim Mellon and support the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Neil Woodford fools the morons on the deadwood press (again) and Malcolm's worst article yet

Published 50 days ago

I am losing my voice and have had to postpone my training walk today. Tomorrow, come what may, I will do 15 miles. Think of an old and sick man, listen to my croaky voice and sponsor a rogue blogger for Woodlarks HERE. In today's podcast I look at how Neil Woodford has legged over the deadwood press yet again, at why i remain bearish on equities and at Malcolm's worst ever article, pure cobblers on Brexit and shares.

Less than a Month to Go to Brexit, But There's No Permission to Panic, Captain Mainwaring.

Published 50 days ago

Hello, Share Carriers. You may be fed up with hearing about Brexit, but its effect on your shares cannot be easily dismissed. There’s no doubt that the possibility of a no-deal has attacked British share prices for the last few months. Now that possibility is seen to be receding, share prices have broken back through the 7,000 Footsie mark and are now easing ahead again. Though there’s still a long way to go to the fairly recent record of 7,800-ish.

In the Battle of the Banks' Rising Share Prices, Which One Would You Choose?

Published 52 days ago

Hello, Share Gatherers. The share price of Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) has been creeping up. At Christmas, it was around 50p and it’s now around 63p. And how has its big rival Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) done in the same period? Its Yule price was 206p and now it’s 263p...

MediaZest – placing announcement, contradictions everywhere!

Published 58 days ago

Previously writing on audio-visual marketing company MediaZest (MDZ) in September I questioned it arguing “strong performance”. Today a placing announcement…

Will The Black Horse Take Me Back into Profit? Still a Long Way to Go but it Just Might

Published 58 days ago

Hello Share Trouncers. Lloyds Bank (LLOY) is doing ok. So maybe I’ll eventually get back some of my heavy loss which harks back to the financial crash of 2008. Sadly, I’ll need a 30% hike in the share price to do that. But it has been known for Footsie giants to double in a year. OK, that’s unlikely with Lloyds, but still it looks on the right track...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Mother in law has some harsh and damning words for me

Published 63 days ago

I am now back from  my weekend in the Grim North where the Mother-in-law had some harsh words for me which have wounded me greatly. I look at Plus500 (PLUS), our coverage and where next and then at the demise of FlyBMI and what that says about Brexit, airline stocks, corks on waves and if the same applies to retail.

What's your Overall Policy Now that Brexit's on the Doorstep? Cash or Shares?

Published 65 days ago

Hello Share Trudgers. Let’s try and bring common sense to private share trading in these difficult times. One way of proceeding is to buy Footsie giants, rather than tiddlers. This is because many jumbos do the majority of their business outside the European union. Also, the bigger firms are more likely to have enough resource to act as a buffer if a no-deal Brexit causes chaos for a time.

RBS gives its shareholders both profit and dividend horn

Published 65 days ago

It is a good job that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has started to pay a dividend (3.5p full year and a 7.5p special equating to 11p per share or c. a 4.5% yield) because my June love-up would have left any investors over the last eight or so months with basically no capital gain. I guess it could have been worse and today's full year 2018 numbers have shown some real year-on-year progress...

Why Do I Think This Lot Might Beat Brexit? Elementary, My Dear Barratt Homes

Published 67 days ago

Hello Share Plungers. Should you fancy, as I do, that house prices will not be affected much more by Brexit, however the negotiations progress, then it might be worthing taking a peek at Barratt Developments (BDEV). Do we really believe that foreigners will stop scoffing our bricks and mortar just because its becomes slighter harder for Europeans to enter the country?

Thomas Cook - not buying its holidays but still liking its shares

Published 73 days ago

I made a brave positive call on Thomas Cook (TCG) in late November after its share price shocker, noting that: 'The stock is cheap (less than 4 times EV/ebit) but clearly not without risk. Would I roll the dice here as a 2019 punt wrapped up in politics and climate realities? You know - rather than buying one of its holidays - just maybe I would given the range of assets'...

Oo-er. The World Economy Isn't Looking Good So I'm Probably Dumping More Shares

Published 76 days ago

Hello, Share Mashers. I’ll return to my normal company recommendation service tomorrow, but recent figures are making me think my usual optimism is becoming misplaced. Therefore, I think we should all look at our portfolios in a more defensive way...

Dividend Munchers – (almost) January update

Published 77 days ago

OK, I’m a bit late with this update and the last one wasn’t at all pretty as total returns weighed in at a depressing -1.4%. So much for being immune to a dodgy market! But the dividends are still rolling in and I’m still beating Neil Woodford….every cloud, and all that!

How to Take Advantage of the Brexit Blues.

Published 78 days ago

Hello, Share Bunnies. As the Brexit mess becomes even messier, we need to continue careful consideration of what will happen to our shares. These are the choices. If we *crash out of Europe, the pound will take a hard knock. If we have a soft Brexit, it will shoot up. * TW Note, incorrect word used by those who want to stay in Europe but do not dare admit it like Malcolm.

Looking for a Reliable Money-Maker? Have a Gander at the Magnificent Severn Trent

Published 80 days ago

Hello, Share Markers. Yesterday I suggested insurer Legal & General (LGEN) as a reasonable punt for anyone looking for a comparatively safe company with a juicy dividend. For the more curious who want to spread an investment between two of Britain’s more reliable companies might I also suggest you look at Severn Trent (SVT)...

I don't feel lucky enough to invest in Wizz Air

Published 81 days ago

loved up easyJet (EZJ) a week or so ago, so does the love also flow through to its more Eastern European centric peer Wizz Air (WIZZ)?

What do Zoo, the Crown Jewels, the Chinese and the Scarlet Claw All Have in Common?

Published 85 days ago

Hello, Share Pals. I’ve been looking at an old Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes classic called the Scarlet Claw. It reminds me somehow of the tax return I should be filling in before the January 31st deadline. I hope you’ve done yours.

#BoycottWetherspoons flopping, and the People’s hero Tim Martin lets rip on Brexit again

Published 88 days ago

The #BoycottWetherspoons  (JDW) campaign by mad remoaners is flopping badly. Hooray. The company has released a  cracking trading statement and its chairman, the People’s Hero, Tim Martin has again let rip on Brexit.

Tom Winnifrith bearcast - bloodbath at the shopping mall & more shite journalism at the Sunday Times

Published 91 days ago

In this podcast I look at the utterly useless coverage of the LCF scandal provided by the Sunday Times which seeks to blame the poor old FCA for daring to trying to stop a ponzi. I then look at the bloodbath on the high street and the madness and denial of some. There is comment on Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) and Pizza Express and also on house prices in New York and what that tells us about Brexit.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I'm now second in the league but let down by attempted spivvery

Published 92 days ago

I explain the headline ion the podcast but it is all to do with Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) and UK Investor Show - book your free ticket for March 30 today HERE. I explain why Old man Stacey really has lost the plot on Brexit, he needs to look at what is happening in China and that will make him truly fearful. I look at Tesla (TSLA) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).

How the Commons Drama Threatens your Shares and What You Might Do About it.

Published 92 days ago

Hello Share Crunchers. Surprisingly, the value of our shares was little effected by the chaotic events in Parliament over the week. The Footsie fell a little, but not much. And yet the chance of a no-deal came closer because of that fascinating real-time drama in the house.

Character Group – reassuring AGM trading update, a speculative buy?

Published 93 days ago

Previously writing on Character Group (CCT), I concluded presently still a small, speculative buy. Today an AGM trading update from this toys, games and giftware company…

Hey Big Shorter, I'm Not Sure You're Right About Blighty's Banks

Published 94 days ago

Hello Share Chewers. Turning on the radio the morning after the big vote, I heard an American say that he was shorting three British banks. I presume they might be Lloyds (LLOY), RBS (RBS) and Barclays (BARC). Though I suppose the Asian-slewed bank Honkers Bonkers (HSBA) might be one of them, too. This was no ordinary investor, as anyone who saw that great film The Big Short will know...

Brexit is not of global significance

Published 97 days ago

To be charitable, you could say the euro has proved itself merely by surviving until its 20th birthday this January. That is a low bar. Monetary union has otherwise failed as an economic and political endeavour...

You are not 'bonkers' anymore for buying PageGroup...just overly hopeful

Published 97 days ago

I believe it was the recruiter PageGroup (PAGE), trading under its 'Michael Page' moniker at the time, which found me my first (temporary) job in finance when I was trying to make my way. The history books will note that I quit after less than two weeks when I landed a permanent opportunity but I have always retained a soft spot for the company. Of course in the hard-headed world of financial analysis all of that does not matter a jot though…

Brexit Fears? The Market Bites Back and the Market is Usually Right.

Published 99 days ago

Hello, Share Scroungers. There’s increasing evidence that the moggy we picked up at the local cat rescue service is of the rare and valuable Norwegian Forest breed. Should I sell him to burnish the fallen value of my shares? Of course not. And to worry about share prices is probably a useless concern, anyway. Because I continue in my view that share values will soon bounce back.

Costa Goes to Coca Cola as Whitbread Eyes Up Big Profits in Germany

Published 104 days ago

Hello Share Treaters. As a customer of Premier Inn hotels and not a coffee drinker in Costas, I was pleased Whitbread (WTB) has just sold its coffee places to Coca-Cola this month. Costa coffee shops always look a bit bland to me with few of the quirky attractions offered by independent purveyors. While Premier Inn hotel rooms are very reasonable and convenient in city centres. Plus, if you are a shareholder, you get two nights for the price of one at weekends.

Tell your Mummy. There's Still Gold in them tha' Egyptian Hills.

Published 106 days ago

Hello, Share Twisters. Not that long ago I suggested you might buy gold. And in particular, shares in an Egyptian miner, Centamin (CEY). Its share price has risen by about 25% since then.  But I claim no credit for that, as there was little doubt that gold is becoming more desirable. 

Five slam-dunk shares to sell for 2019

Published 110 days ago

Following on from my five to sell for 2018, which resulted in a gain of 38% as a bear, 2019 seems to offer more pickings. After all, the markets are very wobbly and we have the chaos of Brexit to look forward to. So here are my five to dump now for 2019.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the NY Honours Rewards for business failure & brown nosing, what is Woodford hiding & Darren's bonkers share tips

Published 113 days ago

I still feel like shite and want to go to bed clutching a half full bottle of brandy. Pro tem I look at the disgrace of the New Year's honours lists for business and in general, I tell you exactly what Neil Woodford is hiding and I explain why the share tips of the year from my friend and colleague Darren Atwater are 100% insanity, the product of a mind infected with full blown Brexit derangement syndrome. 

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 12, 13 , 14 and 15 from Darren Atwater

Published 113 days ago

I have been spending my Christmas break with my parents in British Columbia, surrounded by Canadian news that the locals are consumed by but are laughably petty by the standards of us in the UK. But the local news got me thinking of a tip.

With Shares All Over the Shop Here's How You Might Play It Now.

Published 113 days ago

Hello, Share Guzzlers. Why have shares fallen so much? And which shares are best to avoid until the turmoil dies down? You notice I did not say which shares we should sell because I really do think that whichever choices are taken over Brexit, the vast majority of shares will rise anyway.

New Year Resolutions You Should Keep to Counter the Current Share Crash.

Published 115 days ago

Hello Share Dashers. Anything could happen to the market today, what with all the Xmas falls on the Asian markets and the Brexit chaos. So let me err on the side of caution and not commend any specific share to you until tomorrow. Instead, let’s look at a few New Year resolutions you ought to keep if you want to turn your fortunes on the stock market.

Here's a Sparky Electric Company that Should Not Cause Any Brexit Shocks

Published 118 days ago

Hello, Share Jinglers. What shares should we look at now as our break from Europe gets ever nearer? One suggestion of a big enterprise that should not be affected by the big change, whichever way it goes, is the National Grid (NG.)...

Sunday Long Reads: Jonestown, Death by AI, Amazon scamming, Weird China cars, Brexit

Published 120 days ago

Is there anything better than sitting back and reading a well-written article on a lazy Sunday? Every week ShareProphets features some long form journalism that you'll find of interest. Grab your cuppa and enjoy these five articles.

Did the Three Wise Men's Gold Come from Egypt? Centamin Certainly Knows How to Find It

Published 124 days ago

Hello, Share Punchers. With fears of Brexit continuing to cancel out the Santa Rally, our thoughts should turn more to that useful hedge against disaster - gold. Now short of buying a few gold bars, which I haven't entirely discounted, by the way, the best way to take advantage of gold is to pick up mining stock. There are a lot of small gold explorers and even producers that I will continue to avoid. But the larger ones might be worth looking into...

The Next Financial Crisis

Published 125 days ago

I have a lot of sympathy for the position that many investors find themselves in and that is the fear of missing out. It is a big driver and keeps people at the party far too long...

Flooring Is Boring but this 100-Year-Old Specialist Knows How to Make Profits Zing

Published 125 days ago

Hello Share Munchers. Nobody could accuse me of only featuring glamorous shares. And today’s choice shines in a field which is just about as boring as you can get. James Halstead (JHD) makes industrial floors. But it’s a reliable money-maker and a decent divi-payer. And in these difficult days, one appreciates companies which consistently bring in the sheaves...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Malcolm Stacey you are talking bollocks

Published 127 days ago

Malcolm wrote a piece today on Brexit and shares.  Quite simply he is talking unmitigated bollocks and I explain why.

Bonmarche – “extremely poor” sales, though argues “confident in the strategy” & “well prepared to weather the storm”. Really?

Published 129 days ago

“Trading Update” from womenswear retailer Bonmarche notes its “forecast assumed that demand would broadly follow the pattern experienced last year when, during the earlier part of November, customers delayed purchases in anticipation of being able to take advantage of Black Friday discounts. However,”... Uh oh…

eServGlobal – 2:35pm big Brexit afternoon “Trading Update”. Uh oh…

Published 131 days ago

Previously writing on eServGlobal (ESG) in May it was with the company emphasising “the core business benefitting from a much-reduced cost base, which is already showing signs of progress against a refreshed sales approach”. Now a 2:35pm “Trading Update”. Hmmm – on a significant Brexit afternoon, an attempted no-one watching o’clock?...

Gold – a great insurance policy for times like these

Published 132 days ago

I have been over-bullish about gold ever since it popped its top at around $1800 per oz in the aftermath of the financial crisis and quantitative easing (ie printing money) became all the rage. But rather than sell out, I have held firm. At the time I seemed to be wrong, but with what should be a momentous week for the UK about to hit us, I see the gold price is up a tad at just shy of $1250 per oz...

This Famous Brand-Owner May Not Be Spurred by Christmas Spending, but Neither should its Shares Fall in January

Published 132 days ago

Hello, Share Rascals. For a change, let me steer away from my topical suggestions on which shares to buy and sell in the run-up to Christmas. Because there are still big companies which are not really affected by any Yule rush to buy. One of them is Unilever (ULVR).

Tom Winnfrith Bearcast: Brexit is just a small part of an inevitable slump in house prices

Published 134 days ago

I see that The Guardian and others are blaming Brexit for a fall in UK house prices. But hang on! House prices are crashing in Oz and Canada and sliding at an ever faster rate in the USA. What's that got to do with Brexit. The housing bubble in China is popping - how can you blame that on Nigel Farage? I explain why lower house prices are a good thing and what is really going on in today's podcast.

How the Big Share Fall Could be Based on False Assumptions About GDP

Published 134 days ago

Hello, Share Scrameroos. It's been another dire week for shares. Even though the Santa Rally should be gearing up. You'll be feeling pretty miserable about company values at the mo. But I have been gathering evidence that situation is nowhere near as bad as it's painted and that UK growth, the big driver of shares, is underestimated in the official figures. 

Three Shares Which are Not Favourites in My Christmas-time Portfolio

Published 135 days ago

Hello, Share Smoochers. A day or two ago, I mentioned three ships in my personal share bag which could come sailing in on Christmas day. Or before. Now let me pick three of my babies which are not my favourites in the hectic Yule run-up…

Three Ships Which May Come Sailing In On Christmas Day, If Not Before

Published 137 days ago

Hello, Share Creepers. Let’s take a look at a trio of shares which should rise because of the tailwind of Christmas and despite the headwind of the Brexit mess. The choices are made with the benefit of recent history and prospects for the near future. They probably have nothing to do with the immediate present, being based on educated expectation rather than cold fact...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Might Chris "Three Brains" Bailey be wrong about Thomas Cook? Are the shares really worth only 12p?

Published 138 days ago

I start with the news about the olive harvest. When you get the full financial report you will laugh. I almost did. I am almost tempted to get Neil Woodford to invest in it. Then I discuss Thomas Cook (TCG), Audioboom (BUST) and Tekmar (TGP), another disastrous IPO on the AIM Casino. I also discuss the battle between the metropolitan elites and the rest of us ref. France, but also the UK and Brexit.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: will FinnCrap show a shred of integrity and quit as Telit's Nomad tomorrow?

Published 140 days ago

A delayed bearcast as it is all go at the Greek Hovel with the olive harvest. Comrade Andrew Bell has departed but the Albanian cavalry has arrived. More on that on my own website later, with photos. In today's podcast i start with the explosive news about how wretched Theresa May has misled MPs and the nation over Brexit. Surely she must go now. And I ponder events in France. Do we really want to be in bed with that sort of place. Then onto Telit (TCM) where the Sunday Times has big news. This could be a zero by tomorrow. I discuss in detail. I also comment on another fraud, MySquar (MYSQ)

Boaty MacBoatface, Brexit and Misguided MP's Encourage Me to Dash into Cash.

Published 142 days ago

Hello, Share Monkeys. Though you’re probably sick of Brexit, there’s no doubt that many of you worry about the current mess’s effect on our shares. I’ve tried to reassure you on a few occasions. But as the situation is constantly changing, it’s worth bashing on about the permutations, at least until the big vote.

Cellcast – an intra-day “Trading Statement”. Uh oh…

Published 144 days ago

Previously writing on interactive broadcast and gaming services company Cellcast (CLTV) just over a year ago, it was argues more optimistic about trading… but fund redemption problem – with the shares sliding from just below 5p and I concluding to certainly presently avoid. Now an intra-day (2:45pm) “Trading Statement”. Uh oh…

Thomas Cook (or should that be 'Crocked'?) has another shocker

Published 145 days ago

The stock market can be a cruel mistress and whilst I am enjoying a celebratory sausage roll due to the strong trading update from Greggs (GRG), Thomas Cook (TCG) has disclosed more local difficulties...with a second profits warning in about two months…

Let's Drink to Diageo and the Strong Chance it Will Power up its Share Price in the Run Up to Xmas

Published 145 days ago

Hello Share Scratchers. At this merry time of year, I usually recommend Diageo (DGE) for your share list. The reason is obvious...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the game changing news for my family & is the Telit disposal falling apart?

Published 148 days ago

In today's podcast I reveal what that game changing news I alluded to ten days ago is. I discuss why its wrong to blame Brexit for everything (as per Malcolm AGAIN today and others) and look at the particular problems of the EU, an economic corpse in waiting. Why would anyone wnat to tie us to such a zombie?  Finally a look at Telit (TCM). Is its disposal of auto collapsing? A statement is needed. The shares look sickly.

easyJet's correlation with the Brexit fear factor

Published 151 days ago

easyJet (EZJ) shares lost a bit of altitude yesterday and it was not really clear why, with profits growth of 41% aided by a revenue expansion of 17% and helped by the company pushing up ancillary seat revenue and continuing to push out an ongoing cost saving programme. Meanwhile income investors were well served with the ordinary dividend being pushed up 43%. The share is now yielding basically 5%. However, and despite dubbing itself the ‘best performing airline in Europe in 2018’, shares in the company fell back around 5% due seemingly to the ‘B’ word...

Compass Points to Rising Confidence, Especially as its Profits Grow Faster than Revenue

Published 151 days ago

Hello Share Chewers. One of those giant companies which seem to move at the pace of a lazy snail is Compass Group (CPG). Since I can remember, which admittedly ain’t too far these days, the stock has been teetering on 1700p. I don't know why this progress is niggardly because the company seems to continue its success story.

AO World – interims argue “remain confident”… but can the high growth company rating really be justified?

Published 152 days ago

Online electrical retailer AO World (AO.) has announced results for its half-year ended 30th September 2018, emphasising “continued revenue growth with total revenue for the period increasing by 9.9% to £404.2m (2017: £368.0m) and “remain confident of achieving long-term sustainable growth across the group”. The shares have responded, er... currently more than 5% further lower, below 120p. Hmmm…

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Deafening silence from Purplebricks, Malcolm WRONG (Bovis) and a UK house price crash?

Published 152 days ago

This bearcast is prompted partly by news Purplebricks (PURP) is not telling you about and partly by Malcolm's buy note on Bovis (BVS) earlier and partly on some new housing data out yesterday. Suffice to say Purplebricks is in ever deeper merde, Malcolm Stacey is wrong and there really could be a big fall in UK house prices and volumes and it is just partly linked to Brexit. It is a pin and we know there is a bubble.

Bovis Builds Its Prospects Boosted by a Very Tasty Prospective Dividend

Published 152 days ago

Hello, Share diggers. There are niggles that house builders will be hobbled by Brexit. I can't see it myself. We need housing and homes are still in short supply. The Government has not said it will ease back on its generous incentives for builders when we leave the EU, so if the usual rules of supply and demand apply - and they’re always pretty powerful - then firms which build should, well, build their share prices while unemployment is low and interest rates are still modest...

Italy is a bigger and more immediate problem for Europe than Brexit

Published 153 days ago

The EU has had a lot of trouble on its hands, as its members, such as Poland and Hungary, are openly challenging the established order. This time it’s a very serious situation, because Brussels is facing defiance from Italy, the 3rd largest national economy in the eurozone and the 8th largest global economy in terms of nominal GDP. It has a population of over 60 million. It is also a Europhile country and the bloc’s founding member...

Tomco – the shysters are back on the AIM Casino as Turner Pope agrees to act as broker

Published 153 days ago

I know. I know.  The price of coke and also of hookers is going up. I blame Brexit.  What we need are frictionless borders so we can import more of both from Albania to keep the City boys happy. Pro tem that means brokers need to hold their noses (so to speak) and act for anyone.  Even proven shysters like Tomco (TOM).

How I'm Playing the Brexit Crisis In the Hope of a Rally of Relief

Published 155 days ago

Hello Share Screeners. You can always tell something is seriously wrong with British shares when the Footsie falls and the Dow rises. Normally they work in tandem. But the fear of Brexit is causing extreme nervousness among the big traders. Home-grown investors don’t like uncertainty. And foreign investors in our shares become fewer, as these difficult weeks roll on. So how should we play it?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Itching to tell you something and lessons for Thirsty Paul Scott & others from TrakM8

Published 156 days ago

I can't say what but it is a game changer. I do however discuss the Brexit omnishambles. I then look at why thirsty Paul Scott got TrakM8 (TRAK)  and IQE (IQE)) so badly wrong as the former utterly unravels today. Is it down to the flaw at the heart of the Stockopedia system which seems to have entered Paul's thinking. I look at the lessons for us all from this debacle. I also cover today's news from Adept4 (AD4)

Trading the Brexit omnishambles - any UK domestic stocks of interest?

Published 156 days ago

It was probably a good thing that I had a long standing engagement that soaked up a lot of my time yesterday - albeit that I had to evolve my presentation on global financial market prospects just a tad following the various omnishambles that afflicted the UK markets and political backdrop. So what do we do?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 5 resignations and counting, is wretched Mrs May toast?

Published 157 days ago

In today's bearcast I clarify why I believe Mrs May's Brexit deal sucks and should be binned. But what happens next? I outline a few possibilities but admit I have not got a scoobie. I then look at Neil Woodford dog Eve Sleep (EVE) and again at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) after today's disastrous news.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I agree with everyone on one matter & with in house Bulletin Board loon Wildes on another

Published 158 days ago

I start with that upon which we are all surely agreed. Theresa May's Brexit deal is awful, she has acted treasonously towards Ulster and she must go now. Then it seems that Wildes and I agree on one aspect of news from Falanx (FLX) - I discuss its news today. I move on to Totally (TLY), Debenhams (DEB), BCA Marketplace (BCA), Johnston Press (JPR), Purplebricks (PURP) and First Derivatives (FDP)

Hero of the day, JD Wetherspoon’s Tim Martin, busts numerous Brexit myths, lambasts the FT, Oxbridge tossers et al

Published 165 days ago

In delivering a slightly disappointing trading statement for JD Wetherspoon (JDW) which just cannot buck massive macro headwinds, its chairman Tim Martin writes from a hospital bed a few words on Brexit. If only wretched Theresa May would listen to the great man who lashes tossers like the staff of the Financial Times, the Oxbridge 1%-ers with their elitist group-think and the CBI and who opines:

Next, Dunelm, levels and confessions

Published 168 days ago

Interesting times for followers of more UK domestic focused shares in recent days.  Both Nigel and I have already discussed BT Group (BT/A) on these pages.  Meanwhile elsewhere, fears wax and wane over the omnipresent Brexit negotiations, which appears to be the biggest shorter-term influence on many UK listed names with high UK exposure. 

Flowtech Fluidpower – “solid trading”… so why are the shares still heavily down from last month?

Published 180 days ago

Technical fluid power products supplier Flowtech Fluidpower (FLO) has updated on trading including “revenue during the first nine months of the current financial year increased by 54%, of which 6.7% was organic… Since reporting our HY1 2018 results and market update in September the business has experienced a solid trading period which remains in line with market expectations”. The shares have currently responded slightly higher, but a still sub 120p share price compares to approaching 180p last month. Hmmm…

Have a Look at this Housebuilder. Could it Become The Barratts of Win Win Street?

Published 181 days ago

Hello, Share Tweakers. As someone who regularly sets himself up as an Aunt Sally for Tom’s entertaining bearcasts, I hesitate to commend a home builder to you. But I really think Barratt Developments (BDEV) is worthy of your support. And I base that view on its latest trading report.

This Beauty is Transporting Profits to a Higher Road

Published 188 days ago

Hello, Share People. It’s always pleasant to find a company which is enjoying higher profits. It’s even better when we find that the rising profits far outclass any improvement in revenue. One such company I bring to your notice now is Xpediator (XPD).

Five large cap stocks I would buy now for capital growth despite market volatility

Published 189 days ago

Well what a last week with fear - for once in recent years - in ascendancy and lots of 'worst week since February' statistics being quoted.  As Tom Winnifrith noted in a recent bearcast the big honking issue is debt around the world, although tactically you can throw in a supporting cast of world trade angst, a bit of inflation bubbling up and a firm US dollar.  

Thomas Cook: despite the Club 18-30 malaise, is it a buy?

Published 196 days ago

I read in the Sunday press today that Club 18-30 is to close.  Even during the mooted target age range, i had zero interest in going on one of its holidays and the only reason I am talking about it now is that the brand is amazingly currently owned by the staid old travel company Thomas Cook (TCG).  

Share Centre “Backs” Woodford despite Brexit - gosh, I must be stupid

Published 198 days ago

Well, maybe I am. Or maybe just misinformed, or I just don’t understand. I see that there has been a bit of bulletin board excitement over reports that the Share Centre is backing Woodford – in particular his Patient Capital Trust – “despite Brexit” but the logic seems to my simple mind a bit wayward.

My 'Northern Offensive', Non-Scientific View of Why Shares Will Continue to Rise for Some Time Yet.

Published 204 days ago

Hello, Share Riders. My very recent 'northern offensive' to the Scandinavian countries and Russia has strengthened my happy suspicion that the world economy is forging ahead. And if the world’s GDP is growing, so will global share prices. And that surge will drag up British stocks, even if our own economic growth continues to be dire. TW Note: stop reading the fecking Guardian, the UK economy is still growing at a rate most European countries would envy. No more fake news please.

Impellam – starts with Managed Services “ahead of expectations”… but it’s a profit warning!

Published 206 days ago

A trading statement from staffing and managed services company Impellam (IPEL) commences that “Impellam continues to make good strategic progress. Our Managed Services businesses in the UK and Australia are growing ahead of expectations as is the entire US business, on a like for like currency basis”. Sounds good then. The shares?... Er, currently down approaching 20% at around 500p!...

Notes from Underground: The hell with it, subscribe to a completely different newsletter

Published 210 days ago

Tom and I do not agree on Brexit on any level, but I do like this assessement from him:

Flowtech Fluidpower – “recent trading has remained positive”. Why the share price crash then?

Published 215 days ago

“Specialist full service supplier of technical fluid power products and services”, Flowtech Fluidpower (FLO) updated on trading in July – but the half-year results announcement today is currently accompanied by an approaching 30% share price fall, towards 120p. Hmmm…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mark Carney talks Brexit cock (again) & no Angus Energy placing, I was played

Published 219 days ago

Most of what was in yesterday's bearcast on Angus Energy (ANGS) stands. The ramping is sordid and the company MUST come clean on Tidswell-Pretorious and his sordid share dealings. But I do not believe there is a placing at 6p. I was played and discuss that. Project Fear cheerleader Mark Carney says a no deal Brexit could cause house prices to fall by 35%. I explain why he is talking total cock (again). I look at Amur Minerals (AMC), Pan African Resources (PAF), Obtala (OBT), Online Blockchain (OBC) and ADVFN (AFN). I did not ask how ADVFN is affected by the new EU article 13 on copyright breaches? I cannot think that it will be a good thing for it. 

Brexit hero Tim Martin debunks a stack of myths as JD Wetherspoon reports strong results

Published 219 days ago

Note to prat Jamie Oliver. Insult 52% of us over Brexit and you lose custom and shutter your disgustingly overpriced outlets, tell the truth as Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has and you might report cracking numbers as Tim has done (again) today. The great man has also debunked a stack of Brexit myths, noting:

Shares Have Taken a Tumble, but Here's Why There Could Be a Big Bounce Back.

Published 225 days ago

Hello Share Carpeters. The Footsie led a disappointing dance downwards last week. But will the slide continue? I don’t think so. There is still a lot of unjustified fear over Brexit. There is still overdone anxiety over trade wars. And while the City is worried stiff over these issues, the bulls among us are cheerfully listing the market’s plus points.

Investor fear and Centrica, DixonsCarphone and McCarthy & Stone

Published 227 days ago

Time to talk about three badboys who are reporting today. I say 'badboys', but there is only one stock I would not touch out of the three...but more on that in a few paragraphs time...

Why I'm Still Riding the Black Horse and Expect to Make Hay if We Get a Good Brexit Deal

Published 228 days ago

Hello Share Wishers. What a thundering disappointment banks have been. You would have thought that the huge recovery most Footsie shares have seen since the 2008 crash, would have catapulted banks back where they were pre-disaster. But are they Buckland Abbey!

Dechra Pharma - 'sustaining growth' with a 15% share price fall!

Published 230 days ago

I think Dechra Pharmaceuticals (DPH) was the first initial public offering I looked at as a junior analyst on a hedge fund many years ago. It was a bit on the small side for us if I recall, but the essential business of specialist veterinary pharmaceutical products seemed quite sensible to me. After all we love animals almost more than anything else, right?

Why the Current Drag on Shares Is Based on Two Duff Reasons - and Why the Footsie Should Rise this Week

Published 230 days ago

Hello Share Tickers. The old Footsie was hampered last week by uncertainty about Brexit. Will we ease nearer to a happy agreement between Blighty and the EU? Or will no deal become more and more likely? Shares were also hit by worries about Big Donald stepping up various trade wars and threatening to impose tougher sanctions on Iran and Russia. But were those concerns really worth so much as to spook the markets? Not in my humble view.

'No Deal' or 'Not No Deal' and How to Try to Protect Your Portfolio.

Published 239 days ago

Hello, Share Twiners. The Brexit wrangle so bores people that even the so- called more enlightened listeners of Radio Four's Today programme are turning off in droves in favour of mindless music channels. But is the likely effect on share prices going to ease or get worse?

Welcome to the first ShareProphets Sunday Long Reads

Published 245 days ago

Is there a better thing to do on a Sunday than to sit back and read a real, meaty article that is meant to be savoured and enjoyed? Not a blog post, not a news item. Like when we used to do with newspapers before the smart phone ruined everything.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Stacey & Trump wrong, Bowden misguided & Musk just Nutso - Tesla to $0?

Published 246 days ago

In today's bearcast I explain a few flaws in today's article HERE by Malcolm Stacey on Brexit and shares. And why, for once, Donald Trump calls it wrong when he says companies should report less often. Then I take on Mr James Bowden of Stockemndation after his latest article HERE -why brokers and newspapers are to be ignored when they say BUY. Finally Tesla and Elon Musk, I look at the latest developments at Musk's clear mental breakdown (I should know about it, but it was six years ago for me) and at why Tesla could be a zero and far faster than folks think.

Still Worried About the Brexit Bogie on Your Shares? Well I'm Not.

Published 246 days ago

Hello Share Clumpers. Whether or not you voted for Brexit doesn't matter. What we supporters of this magnificent website want to know is how will our shares be affected. Both in the run-up to that scary March 29th date and afterwards.

Why Card Factory May Struggle Against Changing Trends

Published 247 days ago

Hello, Share Graspers. Back in the mists of time when just a few birthday cards were first sent online, I opined that the traditional postal card might become threatened. I don't know if this view still affects the performance of the Card Factory (CARD). But it's not a share that attracts me at the moment, anyway.

PHSC – full-year results, security technology to prove diversification or ‘diworsification’?

Published 250 days ago

Historically a provider of health, safety, hygiene and environmental consultancy services, PHSC plc (PHSC) decided to diversify into security technology and associated systems. How do results for its year ended 31st March 2018 show things going?...

Photo Article: Another reason to go to a JD Wetherspoon today

Published 256 days ago

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) led by its founder, our great hero, Tim Martin, has introduced some new Brexit beer mats at its pubs. Yet another reason to pop along today for a pint as you can see below...

Perhaps Not the Time to Wimp Out of Taylor Wimpey, Chums, as the Divi Could Hit 10%

Published 256 days ago

More and more of us, I suspect, are beginning to follow the sage advice of my noble colleague Nigel Somerville in recognising the blossoming importance of juicier dividends. Though the capital assets of our babies are mostly rising in the long-running bull market, a lot of us rely on dividends for our daily bread.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Argo shows our journalists really can write what they want & before Wildes laughs too much at m e

Published 259 days ago

In today's bearcast I start with Argo Blockchain (ARB) and what our coverage shows again. Then it is onto Mark Carney and the Sunday Times talking Project Fear Brexit bollocks on Sterling. Finally David Lenigas, Luke Johnson and why this bubble will not be different to any other. 

Is now a good time to invest in Foxtons?

Published 265 days ago

Some might see Foxtons Group (FOXT) as a good recovery play given how far the share price has fallen in recent times... but is it?...

You’ve never had it so bad – The Government’s tax grab hits level not seen since 1969

Published 272 days ago

More money for the NHS promises wretched Theresa May, citing a bogus Brexit dividend then ‘fessing up that taxes will have to go up too. And now it seems that bone idle and overpaid teachers are going to get even more money too.  But it is not as if taxes are, whatever dumb snowflakes and dumber politicians claim, too low. Au contraire.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast- is this ex Jim Mellon stock the biggest joke valuation going?

Published 273 days ago

Ok, I am back from a 22-24 mile walk which I shall write up tomorrow but if you could smell my feet? I know many of you hav e donated to Woodlarks ahead of next Saturday's 32 mile stroll by myself, Brokerman Dan and Lucian Miers and we have now raised £14,267.88 but to those who have not donated, PLEASE DO SO NOW HERE. In today's podcast I discuss the CBI talking Brexit shite again - it does NOT speak for British industry. I remind you we have no house view, ref Sosandar (SOS). I raise two questions arising out of a Saturday lunch Joshua and I had with Highland Natural Resources (HNR), notably who will back my new goat lending business. And I look at an ex Mellon stock, Okyo Pharma (OKYO), its valuation is a 100% rum and coke and I explain why.

Mpac Group – trading update blames Brexit & all sorts, bank any remaining gains; sell

Published 274 days ago

We tipped shares in the then Molins, Mpac Group (MPAC) at a 125p offer price in June last year. They recently returned above 200p, but now have been hit by a half-year trading update…

British Land is Going Strong, but a Few Possible Headwinds In the Future Make Me Cautious

Published 276 days ago

Hello Share Trudgers. British Land (BLND) is not a company I might invest in at the moment. It rents space to retailers for one thing. And as stores struggle with higher business rates and the fact that many more of us choose to do our shopping online, the high street store is under fire.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast, Amur, Pantheon, Comrade Corbyn and the Brexit farce imponderable

Published 279 days ago

I have no idea how the Brexit farce will pan out and who indeed will be PM this time next year. But it could well be Comrade Corbyn running a coalition of chaos. How will that play out on the markets this autumn and where will that leave those with no cash needing to raise money? In that vein I look at Amur Minerals (AMC) and Pantheon Resources (PANR). This bearcast has been delayed by a sweaty and lazy Bulgar as I explain here

Video UK Investor Show City Event - Tom Winnifrith in conversation with Nigel Wray

Published 281 days ago

We ended the first  Uk Investor Show City event with  a conversation between myself and Nigel Wray covering a long time fave he has sold, a new AIM company he is backing, Brexit and much else. We also took questions from the audience. 

PageGroup - still bonkers

Published 284 days ago

I called investors who bought shares in recruitment company PageGroup (PAGE) 'bonkers' back in January ...but despite my excitable language, the shares are a little bit higher than that level currently despite shedding a percent or so today following a latest update.

Andalas – The greed of scum City advisers laid bare as another post ramp bailout placing announced

Published 284 days ago

That insolvent Andalas Energy (ADL) is undertaking a placing is no shock. It is insolvent with negative net current assets of  at least £400,000 but thanks to some fairly sordid share ramping it has managed to raise a gross £1 million at 0.02p. The ramping of shares in this company with worthless assets is pretty unpleasant but what is laid bare in the news is the sheer greed of City advisers notably brokers Novum – of Jon Belliss and Gavin “I made £750k from Globo - Burnell infamy – and Optiva.

Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon puts wretched traitor Theresa May straight on Brexit and business

Published 284 days ago

Mrs Theresa May, the worst Prime Minister since the 1800s, understands nothing of business which might explain why she is happy to betray the 17.4 million and her party members by signing up to the worst Brexit deal imaginable. This will see her party obliterated at the next election – bring it on!  Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon (JDW) does have real world experience and today opines:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Led badly astray by Evil Banksta and remoaniac Brexit loathing loon Jonathan Price

Published 285 days ago

Both men attended last night's UK Investor presentation and then plied me with drinks after the event and then at a pub. I rarely drink anything these days and I reacted very badly. God knows how I made the plane but, in the end, I did and woke up in Kalamata. A bit on last night and on Greece and then I look at Telit (TCM), Online Blockchain (OBC) where Clem Chambers' spoofing seems to be having less and less effect and finally the fraud MySquar (MYSQ). It is day two of the trial it wont tell you about.

Why I Think Shares Will Stay Sunny As the Scorching Footsie Puts the Heat on.

Published 295 days ago

Hello Share Flingers. Against the flow, and my learned friend David Scott, I think shares will continue to rise. I’ve recently said that we should always be prepared for a crash because common sense says there will be one eventually. But sense is rarer than budgie teeth in Shareland where one philosophy over-reaches all others.

McCarthy & Stone - CEO retires on a profit shocker...blaming Brexit 'natch

Published 306 days ago

I was just reminding myself via the interweb of the chat around McCarthy & Stone (MCS)’s return to the stock market back in November 2015. This was from a press article at the time of the IPO: 'Britain’s biggest builder of homes for retired people, said its London debut had been priced at 180 pence per share, valuing the business at 967 million pounds. Shares in the company rose 13.5 percent to 204.21 pence in conditional trading on Friday as investors bet on further gains in the UK’s strong residential property market'. could it have gone so wrong, with the shares down 15% as I write at around 110p?

The most successful investor in modern history is selling and he is already 40% in cash.

Published 307 days ago

The pain of the 2008 crash will seem like a mere flesh wound compared to the devastation the next deflationary wave will wreak...

Julie Meyer tweet - is she losing the plot? Empty Bean bags?

Published 340 days ago

I can understand following today's bombshell and yesterday's bombshell expose and the loss of her MFSA license on Friday and the criminal charges in Malta and all those other legal actions, that devout Christian Julie Meyer may be a little bit stressed right now. Perhaps this explains this bizarre tweet about Brexit of yesterday? Empty bean bags? In an economy with record employment and the lowest unemployment since 1975? Whatever. The response from one of her critics is, however, most entertaining.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Begbies Traynor on Brexit - a worse data abuser than Ed Croft ( well almost)

Published 361 days ago

For the last time I laugh at Ed Croft's joke system at Stockopedia which rates Quindell a storming buy after it is exposed as a fraud and Globo a buy but slates, for instance, Learning Technologies (LTG) - did you see its news today Ed? Then I look at the Begbies Traynor (BEG) red flag report which is remoaners treat and an even bigger abuser of data analysis than Quindell cheerleader Ed Croft. I also cover my pike fishing exploits and Online Blockchain (OBC) - now more than 50% below its placing price and 75% off its year high.

Why I'll Be Paying More Attention than Usual at Saturday's Big UK Investment Show

Published 366 days ago

Hello Share Chewers. Are we all ready for the big investment show of shows in Westminster on Saturday? I’m really looking forward to it, as I’m of the opinion that private share trading is becoming ever more complicated and we all need more expert advice.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sterling roofing it #DespiteBrexit - why has Project Fear been exposed thus?

Published 368 days ago

Do not worry it is not all macro babble in today's podcast but I reflect on why Sterling is roofing it and why this also makes the Paul Scott thesis on retailers and consumer facing stocks wrong - more of that on Saturday no doubt! I look at Amur Minerals (AMC) with the 1 question its dumb shareholders need to ask. I intrude on the private grief at Somerville towers regarding Scancell (SCLP) and suggest that there is more to come for poor Nigel. And I look at perennial dog Iofina and what it is NOT saying. If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 - THIS SATURDAY - one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITHORDER NOW - LAST POSTING TODAY

GKN: Melrose give them a chance

Published 386 days ago

Did you see the latest 52%/48% result on Thursday?  Thankfully it is nothing to do with Brexit but rather the finale to the contested bid for one of my tips of the year GKN (GKN) where the corporate fixer-upper Melrose (MRO) prevailed and in its words looks forward to creating 'a UK industrial powerhouse with a market capitalisation of over £10 billion and a tremendous future'.  

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: surely Gert Rieder of Falcon is a fraudster who should be sent to jail

Published 397 days ago

In today's podcast I start with a digression about driving to Greece given the day's good news about the hovel HERE. But I have a serious point about residual values of cars, ref BCA Marketplace (BCA), Northgate (NTG) and others. I then look at Falcon Media (FAL) and its boss who I accuse of fraud and think should go to jail. Then it is on to Milestone (MSG) - told y'all!!!! - Ferrum Crescent (FCR), De La Rue (DLR), and Amur Minerals (AMC). I have a pop at an Ulster born bimbo on BBC Business over Brexit and then discuss Neil Woodford where Roger Lawson defends the indefensible after today's shocking revelations. If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH 

This AIM Outfit that Doesn't Knock the Rock Might Be Worth a Peek

Published 397 days ago

Hello, Share Pluggers. Listening to the radio today, I learned Gibraltar is gearing up nicely for Brexit. An incredibly reasonable spokesman for the big rock said it was hoping to forge friendlier links with Spain after the break-up. Recently, I’ve also picked up media reports that financial institutions, particularly insurance, are moving operations to Gibraltar, anticipating a financial boom.

Hero Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon slams the CBI, The Guardian, FT and others for more Brexit lying on trade & food prices

Published 401 days ago

Once again Tim Martin, the boss of JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is my hero of the day using the occasion of half year results to lay into big business and the lying liberal deadwood press for misleading us all about Brexit. The great man opines:

This Legal Eagle has Landed Some Flying Profits and Should Keep Soaring Above.

Published 407 days ago

Hello, Share Chisellers. Mostly I suggest you look at small-cap and penny shares. But every portfolio needs a few ’safer’ stalwarts to keep an even keel. One such company for me is Legal & General (LGEN). Now, most insurance companies have seen their share prices bloat in the last year or so and that happy trend continues.

Profits Up, Divi Up, Premiums Up. What's Not to Like About RSA?

Published 422 days ago

Hello, Share Pickers. Previously, I’ve recommended the old Royal Insurance Company which is now RSA (RSA) to your further probing. And having now reviewed last year’s results, I’m rather glad I did.

The under-performing FTSE100: an opportunity?

Published 430 days ago

Yesterday I listed 30 of the FTSE100 with high enough yields to interest me, noting that the yield on the FTSE100 as a whole was substantially higher than 30-year US treasuries and a country mile ahead of 30-year gilts. Of course, having a big yield doesn’t make them a buy automatically – just for starters, is the yield sustainable? But now I want to compare the performance of the FTSE100 with other indices around the world. It makes for a striking comparison.

A Few More Big Reasons Why We Shouldn't Fear the Present Crash.

Published 435 days ago

Hello, Share Changers. I know a lot of you worry about this Wall Street mini-crash. But your fears are probably unfounded. We’ve had a bull market lasting eight years. A correction was necessary. But it’s not been as bad as some writers on this magnificent website have been predicting. Neither will the big sell-off last.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Stockmarket crash - buy, sell or hold (PS I was right when I warned you - no?)

Published 439 days ago

Well it is not really a crash yet, whatever the fake news media say as they try to blame Brexit or Trump. But it could be. So why are shares falling and should you buy, sell or hold? All of this as well as some stock specific observations are made in this bearcast as I prepare to head to London to see my daughter portray Harold Wilson.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Surging Sterling: it was never about Brexit

Published 448 days ago

I start with a discussion on Neil Woodford. Should I do a "special" session on him at UK Investor?  Answers in the comments section below please. Sterling is very much on the up. It was never about Brexit, that was a lie from the liberal media and remoaners. It was always about base rates and they are now on the up. What does that mean for us all? I look at Prezzo, another restaurant chain in the merde but it is not just about being in the wrong sector at the wrong time it is about debt and that, as I explain, has wider implications. And finally I look at the latest initiative from this not fit for purpose Government, meddling with share buy backs.

Heroic Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon tells it as it is on Brexit. you reading Jamie Oliver?

Published 452 days ago

Jamie Oliver insults Brexit voters (i.e. 52% of the population) and his business is going down the plughole. Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon tells it as it is and has served up a cracking trading statement today with his company trading strongly and ahead of forecast. Perhaps a lesson there for you Jamie, you patronising and unintelligent little man. Back to our hero Martin whose message on Brexit is uncompromising, lashing out at the CBI, The Guardian and others who tell lies.

Barratt the Big Builder is Doing Well, But I'll Still Avoid the Shares

Published 464 days ago

Hello, Share Snackers. The building sector is an interesting one. And previously I've sounded optimism for building firms. After which, we've seen some big increases in share prices.

If you are a bonkers bull...then buy PageGroup

Published 466 days ago

One of the hardest things for less experienced stock market participants to get their heads around is the expectations game. Numbers can be good (or bad) but if the teenage scribbler analyst, ‘professional’ fund managers and ‘the great unwashed’ in the form of other market participants broadly already think something, then confirmation of this event is not going to really change the share price needle. Of course as a consequence companies then start to try to become clever in managing expectations in order to 'beat' anticipated numbers...but that's for another time.

Glaxo, The Mail on Sunday, the MPs and the Brexit lies - Brexit will NOT kill you with cancer

Published 469 days ago

The Mail on Sunday headline says it all " Brexit fears are diverting cash from vital cancer battle say drug firms." That sod Boris Johnson and the witch Priti Patel - now they are causing more cancer patients to die. Bastards! Er....

Why Shares Should Keep on Rising Until the Last Quarter of 2018. You Lucky People!

Published 474 days ago

Hello, Share Swiggers. As this stunning website’s most bullish trader, I must be expected to give a rosy forecast for the progress of shares in 2018. And though I began last year by saying the stocks surge would probably last only 12 months, I now extend that perky period until the last quarter of this year. Here are my reasons for believing that the Footsie will end 2018 around 9,000.

UK General Election by the Spring?

Published 496 days ago

British voters increasingly think Brexit is being mishandled. This doesn’t mean they’re turning their backs on the idea of abandoning the European Union just on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government.

Marcus LeRoux in The Times City Pages - what a Remoaning twit as he smears Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon

Published 502 days ago

Marcus does not seem to like Brexit so has a go at our great hero Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon (JDW) today. My comments below each of the two sentences from nasty Marcus are in bold.

Is it all Behind the Four Big British Banks - and which Is the Best One to Back?

Published 506 days ago

Hello, Share Miners. The four big British banks are still avoided like rattlesnakes by many share shifters. But there will come a time when everybody finally forgets what happened in 2008 - and most of the other banking shocks, since.


Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the scariest graphic you will see this year + IQE: Buy sell or hold

Published 525 days ago

The scariest graphic you will see this year is on Zero Hedge below and shows just how each country in Europe is ageing. I discuss what it says about the scorched earth policies the EU has imposed on the Southern Europeans, about Germany and about the UK and Eire. This is the old world. It is dying. We in the UK need to focus elsewhere as we approach Brexit. Then it is onto IQE (IQE) and its £95 million placing: buy, sell or hold.

JD Wetherspoon's Tim Martin - exposes the Brexit lies of big business and the media (again)

Published 529 days ago

Once again Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is the hero of the day exposing the lies, for that is what they are, spouted by big business and the dishonest media on the subject of Brexit. Martin lets rip in his company's latest trading statement. A true hero writes:

Hammerson's Share Price Could Benefit as We Still Shop Till We Drop

Published 529 days ago

Hello, Share Throwers. They tell me that shopping centres are not in favour as much as they used to be. Perhaps it’s because we’re beginning to adopt the irritating American habit of calling them malls. But it’s more likely to be the advance of internet selling. However, the public will never abandon the strong British pastime of real shopping. And so I believe the present level of popularity will hold fast and may even improve. And it will if we ever, as a society, find ourselves with more leisure time. Technology hasn’t done the trick so far, but it might do.

6 Takeaways: What the woes of Jamie Oliver's Restaurants tell you

Published 531 days ago

The Jamie's Italian chain is in trouble. It emerged last week that its parent company, the holding company for the interests of the self important chef, has had to hand out, what it terms, a short-term loan to keep the chain going. Jamie has also brought in outside consultants Alix Partners to devise a turnaround for the chain which in 2016 lost £9.9 million on sales of £112 million. Despite shutting six sites in January it is still bleeding cash. There are some big takeaways from this.

Time to boycott Ryanair it lies and treats passengers with contempt once too often

Published 581 days ago

At no-one is watching O'Clock on Friday , 5.29 PM, Michael O'Leary's Ryanair (RYA) slipped out a statement that is obviously a lie shows utter contempt for its customers. Not that this is a novelty. My boycott of RyanAir has started t how long before others do the same an RyanAir starts to suffer financially. Lying to and treating customers like shit is surely a bad business model.

Take a wise-up pill Juncker & Barnier says heroic Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon

Published 583 days ago

Once again, Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon (JD) has let rip with a devestating attack on the EU and its attitude to Brexit. It comes as JD unveiled a 43% increase in Full Year Profits achieved, as the fake news broadcasters at Channel 4 and the BBC would say "despite Brexit." Over to our hero of the day, Tim Martin:

Victoria Could Be Victorious in Raising its Doubled Share Price Even Higher

Published 584 days ago

Hello Share Subscribers. If your company is underway in 1895, you are entitled to call it Victoria (VCP). Though perhaps the stern queen would not have approved of the firms supply of carpets to casinos.

Persevere with Persimmon, People and You may Perceive your Share Price Build

Published 594 days ago

Hello, Share Twisters. Two months ago I commended the big builder Persimmon (PSN) to your attention. The share price then was about 2220p. As I write, it’s 2636p. But there is further to rise, I fancy.

This is a currency pickle for the Euro loons at the BBC, the state-funded fake news outlet

Published 598 days ago

Of course the slide of Sterling - as I explained in full HERE - is nothing to do with Brexit. It started months and months before the vote when the polls showed we were certain to stay in the Evil Empire. It is, as I pointed out, to do with base rate expectations and growing fiscal imprudence in the UK. But still the BBC and other fake news outlets such as Channel 4 say that it is down to Brexit.

250 Kent job losses as Southern Salads goes bust blaming Brexit but its all lies in the remoaning Independent

Published 610 days ago

When the Brexit remoaners paper of choice, The Guardian, suffers an internet glitch there is always the lamentable Independent which serves up a daily diet of fake news on all matters European. Yesterday we learned that Southern Salads, a Kent firm, had gone bust and 250 ex workers could thank Brexit for it all. Well that is the Indy line, except that it is palpably false. It is just made up news. Fake news at every level.

A Super Sewer, A Swish Station and a Big Bridge. Balfour Beatty is on a Roll

Published 612 days ago

Hello Share Scraggers. Infrastructure is a buzz word at the mo. Companies which supply it (if that’s the right word) are seeing their share prices rise. You’ll recall that Big Donald climbed into power by saying he would spend a lot more on roads and other public projects in the USA. Not to mention that laughable Mexican wall. And Blighty’s government has also said it will be spending more on infrastructure.

EasyJet's Income Has Taken Off, but I'm Not Sure the Share Prospects Are Flying High

Published 639 days ago

Hello, Share Pingers. Budget airline EasyJet (EZJ) has issued a trading statement to say that passengers in its third quarter were up by more than nearly 11% to 22 million. Revenues improved by 16% to £1.4 billion.

Easyjet's big challenge: not Brexit but who's the new captain?

Published 640 days ago

I really do commend to you the search capability on the ShareProphets website because it provides a great short-cut to who-said-what-when. It was last August when I last mentioned Easyjet (EZJ) and since then the stock has been volatile but positive. Ok, it certainly did take a bit longer than I thought AND there were a couple of sub 1000p/share diversions...but you know what it is like with these low-cost airlines: take-off is not always precisely on time...but you get there eventually.

Our Hero Wetherspoon's Martin: Re Brexit the CBI should put a sock in it, the FCA is weak and unrealistic

Published 648 days ago

Tim Martin is again our4 hero of the day, speaking out against the FCA,m the CBI, the Financial Times and other remoaners" who are trtying to dilute Brexit with disingeneous comment. On the occassion of a trading statement from his JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chain of ghastly plastic pubs, Martin has let rip. The great man states:

Galliford Has Been Try-ing Hard and the Shares May Rise Higher as a Result

Published 648 days ago

Hello Share Twitchers. Truth be told I was getting a bit worried about my Galliford Try (GFRD) shares. They initially did really well for me. So much so that I topped up rather generously a few months ago. That led to the usual falling away of share value.

The fake news Guardian - misleading headline on Brexit and EU workers leaving

Published 662 days ago

I bet the BBC News picks up on it and runs with it too. But its sister publication is quick out of the blocks...The Guardian today runs with a raft of misleading headlines and other fake news as is its wont but the one on Brexit driving EU workers abroad wins the prize. The left wing rag with plunging sales and spiralling losses states: "Almost half of highly skilled EU workers 'could leave UK within five years". The sub head is "Deloitte study finds 47% were considering leaving after Brexit, while overall one-third of non-British workers could leave". Right, okay but hang on what did the survey actually say and was it big enough to be statistically valid?

Walk like an Egyptian & Consider Grabbing A Glittering Interest in this Big Miner - Just in Case

Published 664 days ago

Hello Share Peelers. Some of the smarter minds in the big city keep telling us that gold will explode in value sooner or later. And yet the price of the yellow stuff is not exactly exploding. Never mind, if only as a hedge against shares in all other sectors, it makes sense to maintain an interest in gold.

Mitie Is No Mouse at Cost Cutting and Finding New Customers

Published 667 days ago

Hello Share Seekers. Times have not been pucker for firms which claw a lot of business from local councils and other organisations. Government cuts have caused so many local authorities to cut back on their awards of business to outside contractors. Mitie (MTO) is one such firm.

The question of a soft or hard Brexit does not lie within UK politics

Published 671 days ago

The question of a soft or hard Brexit does not lie within UK politics but with the priorities of the EU. The EU’s number one priority is to avoid setting a precedent of successful exits – the UK election result does not change this. What is clear, however, is that Mrs May is no longer in control of the outcome; parliament will decide on whatever deal emerges.

The Footsie May Not Rise for much Longer - Get Ready to Sell

Published 673 days ago

Hello Share Cringers. As a BBC current affairs producer for nearly all my working life, I thought its 24-hour news service was doomed to failure. How wrong, in the light of recent events, I was.

InterQuest – trading warning, but the attempted robber barons admit “solid” longer term fundamentals

Published 674 days ago

“Trading update” announcement from InterQuest (ITQ), a company subject to an attempted robber baron (Oops) management, buyout with a first closing date in less than a week. Hmmm...

General Election Discussion Thread

Published 681 days ago

Okay, it's 10am and the shock is wearing off and some of us are again able to function. I'm no fan of the Tories, and don't support Brexit so I'm very pleased. Tom, who may have drained Greece of all its Ouzo last night, has for the first time in my memory not correctly predicted a poll and isn't so pleased with the result. Steve, as a supporter of the Norwich Liberation Front, was blanked. This thread is for discussing the result: what's going to happen? Who won? Who lost? Let it all out in the comments below.

Vote Conservative Today - the alternative would be a national disaster!

Published 682 days ago

There is a case for not bothering to vote at all. All four main parties (we include the SNP and, very charitably, the Lib Dems) are committed to running unfunded budget deficits up to at least 2025. None of them are prepared to make the tough choices a nation with an ageing population and a gaping budget deficit needs to make. In that sense all of the politicians are being dishonest with the electorate. So what's new?

Placing my bets with Betfair on the General Election

Published 682 days ago

Paying some attention to the man who – unlike me – called Trump and Brexit correctly - and as a chance to redeem my disastrous Brexit wager, I have proceeded with caution when it comes to betting on the General Election.

This Haulier Lives Up to its Own Epic Code - WIN

Published 685 days ago

Hello Share Curlers. The last time I brought road hauliers Wincanton (WIN) to your notice was around Christmas last year. The share price then was 242p. Now it’s 304p. So a small victory. However, recent figures from this Wiltshire-based outfit give me cause to think there is further scope for the share price to travel.

It's a Scary Week Coming - But I'm Holding My Nerve

Published 687 days ago

Hello Share Mashers. It’s going to be a scary end to the week. What if Labour gets in? The Big City won’t like that and shares will dive heavily. But that will be a short-lived shocker, in my view. Because Jezzer in power will cause the pound to fall even lower. And that more than anything is keeping the Footsie at record highs.

Why I am voting Liberal Democrat on June 8

Published 689 days ago

As ever at Election time we ask our writers to explian how you should vote on June 8th. No writer has stepped forward to support Tim Farron's party so reader Jonathan Price again steps up to the plate for which we thank him. So we begin this series with Jonathan's view on why you should vote Lib Dem.

Avanti Communications Trading Update: More jam tomorrow, cashburn & shit sandwiches today - target price 0p

Published 690 days ago

Avanti Communications (AVN) the drowning in debt satellite operator run by a man - David Williams - who has boasted about how he misled to investors to raise capital, by faking a product demonstration, has served up a trading update. As ever with Avanti it is packed with jam tomorrow but the reality is that it is the usual Williams fare, a shit sandwich.

Cost cutting could prove costly for International Airlines Group

Published 692 days ago

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has been on a steady upwards trajectory ever since taking a big hit to its share price when the UK voted in favour of Brexit last June, but that rise looks like it is about to hit a brick wall following last week’s debacle involving British Airways.

English Taxpayers cash chucked down the pit by the feckless Welsh and Malcolm Celebrates

Published 710 days ago

England (well mainly the South East) subsidises Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. C'est la vie. It is part of being a United Kingdom. Personally I'd send all the Celtic loons packing, give them their independence and slash taxes for we hard working residents of England. But that is not the way and just to rub our noses in it, Welsh resident, Malcolm Stacey celebrates how local councils and the Welsh Assrembly have ponied up £50 million to turn some Godforsaken post industrial shit hole in South Wales into a new "Silicon Valley." Bollocks.

Sepura – The rollercoaster continues: where’s Dean Gunnarson when you need him?

Published 712 days ago

Great news from Sepura (SEPU) this morning as the rollercoaster deal with Hytera continues with the announcement that the UK government seem minded to allow the deal to proceed. Just the pesky Germans to deal with now. I feel the skills of Dean Gunnarson are needed now. Who’s Dean Gunnarson you might ask, quite understandably. Well, read on….

Leavers are either nuts or hiding what they're really on about. There, I said it

Published 713 days ago

Old-time Labour voters have been moving to the Tories by the thousands over Brexit. What is it that they are truly concerned about?

Notes from Underground: All's quiet on the ShareProphets front

Published 714 days ago

The first non-Tom Winnifrith (and non-house) article is #1, Sepura – The rollercoaster deal continues: could this be the first Brexit-related deal implosion? by Cynical Bear. We may have turned a corner, folks.

Local Elections - UKIP toast, Lib & Labour disaster - Tories slam dunk certs for June 8

Published 716 days ago

You can always dismiss local elections as local contests which tell you nothing about the result of the next General Election. But when that next General Election is just five weeks away and when there are clear trends evident across the board you can make clear assumptions. Let's start with UKIP whose spokesperson Lisa Duffy said the results were "disappointing" but she would "not call it a disaster". As I write the fruitcakes have lost 98 of the 99 seats they were defending and not gained one. If that is not a disaster what is? UKIP is finished. And its votes have clearly gone Conservative.

Sepura – The rollercoaster deal continues: could this be the first Brexit-related deal implosion?

Published 716 days ago

Sepura (SEPU)'s deal with Hytera has had more twists than last night’s Midsomer Murders and just when there seemed to be some light at the end of the tunnel, long-suffering shareholders were dealt another body blow this morning - and one fears that politics may now be at play.

Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon lashes out at Quisling Brexit Remoaners , notably at the CBI - Tim you are our hero of the day.

Published 718 days ago

I may hold my nose and tonight go into one of Tim Martin's horrible pubs for a small glass of the less than impressive wines he has on offer to show my support after the UK's greatest businessman launched a blistering attack on the Brexit remoaners and notably the ghastly creature, Carolyn Fairbairn of the CBI. Overall it is a pretty upbeat trading statement from Wetherspoon (JDW) and the shares are up 3.5% on the day. Or as the BBC would report it "Despite Brexit, it is a pretty upbeat trading statement." Tim's prose is golden. Over to the great man...

Brexit has caused Sterling to tank NOT! - The chart that shows the lies of Darren Atwater and the rest of the liberal media elite

Published 718 days ago

Dreary remoaners such as Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater and the rest of the liberal media elite keep on saying that Brexit has cased the pound to tank against the Euro. After another taunt from Darren yesterday I bring you the chart below, just to help him move out of the post fact era.

Malcolm Stacey talking bollocks: ShareProphets Translation Service

Published 721 days ago

Malcolm Stacey yesterday offered up a bank holiday sermon on why shares are heading higher and on economics. Sadly old Getafix operates in a post fact era and thus you can read his original article HERE but, since my co-poisoner here in Greece is "feeling unwell" after a late night, I have the time to offer up a translation. My comments are in bold.

Why I Think You Might Care to Ride the Bull a Bit Longer

Published 722 days ago

Hello Share Squinters. With another boring bank holiday on our plate, when the stock market can provide us with no daily thrills, it’s an opportunity to look at the macro world of share shifting. And despite the many voices who say that shares are overbought and cruising for a bruising, I add a word of caution about selling too soon.

How the Snap Election Will Affect Your Share Prices

Published 732 days ago

Hello Share Pillagers. We all should have known something big was going to happen by the way shares were marked down heavily after the Easter break. On Easter Monday, when our stock market was closed, the US version was open. During that session, American shares rose by about 1%. That usually means British shares rise in tandem, but not this time.

General Election June 8th - Surely there is no doubt as to the outcome, there is no uncertainty now

Published 733 days ago

Bloody Theresa May. There was I off work and she has just gone and called a snap General Election for June 8th. Time for everyone to panic?

Are We Singing From the Same Page When I Say this Firm Could Just Be the Job?

Published 733 days ago

Hello Share Spooners. I’ve long held that recruitment agencies are a decent bet in these turbulent times. The reason is that unemployment seems to be on the back foot in various parts of the globe, including here in Blighty.

A British Bulldog Called Sirius Which Should Benefit from Brexit

Published 740 days ago

Hello Share Slicers. If you've visited Germany in the last few years, as I have, you’ll be impressed by the prosperity which swirls around the place. People driving posh cars, while smartly dressed (compared to Blighty anyway where the standard is admittedly exceptionally low). There is a fully-listed British property company which has a load of business parks in Germany - including the prosperous cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. It is doing them up to attract bigger rents.

When all this blows up

Published 748 days ago

Last week the German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that leaked documents they’ve seen from the country’s finance ministry warn that a so-called hard Brexit would have ‘grave economic and systematic consequences for Europe.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast on Brexit day - can you guess how this starts?

Published 753 days ago

Heck my family has been waiting 40 years for this day as I explain HERE you must allow me to have some fun! To the markets and I have a detailed look at Sabien Technology (SNT) which is talking absolute bollocks today, at Johnston Press (JPR) and then at China New Energy (CNEL), today's ramp of choice but which stinks to high heaven. Then I discuss whether I have been too harsh on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). The answer is that I have not been hard enough. Ahead of a GM on Friday which I am attending the stance remains sell with a target of 0p.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Wringing the Vicar's Neck, he is a mad Guardian reader

Published 761 days ago

Dad and I got back from the hospital and were sitting down to lunch. water for me, wine for him. After a morning with a range of Shipmans he deserved it. Who should bound in but the vicar from our old village of Byfield. I told him that I had recently written an article about wringing his neck HERE. He then gushed out a stream of left wing views on Trump, Brexit and other matters that were so barking mad that even my Guardian reading father was a bit taken aback. A bitter attack on Uncle Chris Booker was the final straw. No wonder the CofE is going to the dogs.  On the podcast that followed I cover Orogen (ORE) where we are in and backing Adam Reynolds again, Nyota (NYO), Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas Energy (ADL) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).

Kevin Hart - you thought he had gone from Bowleven: think again

Published 766 days ago

You and I had thought that Kevin Hart the grossly overpaid and underperforming CEO of Bowleven (BLVN) had cleaned his desk and gone after Tuesday's GM vote to sack the useless pig. Think again. He is still CEO and still on full pay and still running the company. This is like debating the Brexit referendum with that silly cow Gina Miller. A company is owned by its shareholders. The shareholders have voted to get rid, like we voted to quit the EU...but the bastard hangs on and Gina tries to subvert democracy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I am now officially at war with Advanced Oncotherapy and have bought 1 share in the POS

Published 774 days ago

Yesterday I asked Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) to answer 16 questions. I regret to say that as at 12 noon today now undertaking had been given to answer the questions and that therefore I am now at war. As such as I celebrated International Women's day by having a good looking 28 year old blonde run her fingers through my hair I decided to buy one share in this POS company. Bring on the EGM and AGM says The Sheriff of AIM and I hope that other folks out there will also buy one share so that we can get the mothers on this board to answer some very valid questions. In this podcast i also look at how if I was running the fraud at Eden (EDEN) I would buy some time before all is revealed. I also comment on Solo Oil (SOLO) and on the budget and our irresponsible chancellor Hammond who is the real villain of sterling weakness, not Brexit.    

Switch Your Focus from Tiddlers to Leviathens - But Not Any Old Leviathan

Published 778 days ago

Hello Share Swappers. We are now living in even scarier times than usual in Shareland. What with Brexit, Big Donald, a possible new cold war, inflation and growing world debt. We are also being frightened witless by the continuing shocking revelations by Uncle Tom and his top team of investigators. If I were running a shaky company, especially one on AIM, I would not be sleeping - ever.

As Insurance Shares Boom, Why Not Look At Legal and General

Published 780 days ago

Hello Share Smashers. With the Footsie once again pushing into a new all-time record, it is perhaps time to re-visit an old favourite of mine.

Is the Black Horse Worth A Punt? This is Why I think it Might Be

Published 787 days ago

Hello Share Plodders. For a year or two now I've been saying that British banks are worth a re-look, if only because the number of fines and compensatory payments are bound to diminish soon. Now it looks as though the bank shares I've been suggesting most are set to rattle ahead even faster than the last few weeks. And their recent progress has already been encouraging.

Greece is likely to leave the Euro before the year is out, helped on its way by Trump

Published 790 days ago

In the past, the Americans have vigorously supported a compromise over Greece because, along with the rest of the political establishment, it views preserving the euro and the European Union as a strategic imperative of over-riding importance. But Trump doesn’t like the EU. Trump has made it very clear that he is very hostile to the EU. He backed Brexit, appointed an ambassador who believes the euro is destined to fall apart, and started a rhetorical trade war with Germany. In response, EU leaders, from Germany’s Angela Merkel to France’s François Hollande, have been fiercely critical of Trump. Relations between Washington and Brussels have probably never been worse. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: In (partial) defence of Colin Bird at Xtract Resources

Published 792 days ago

This will not make me popular. If you want to see me going for someone who really deserves it I stick the boot into the war criminal and Brexit denier Tony Blair in a podcast on Tom HERE. As to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR) which we own thanks to the blinding stupidity of Gary Newman & Steve Moore, the lynch mob is out after last week's hugely discounted placing. I am not defending my friend Colin entirely, nor am I tipping the shares, but I think some folks are not giving him credit for some of what he has done to rescue a company that was bust and are not putting his actions in context as I explain in full.

Management Resource Solutions blocks democracy, treats shareholders with contempt - shameless wankers

Published 801 days ago

Murray D'Almeida of Management Resource Solutions (MRS) is to AIM what the loathsome fat slug Kenneth Clarke is to Brexit. The little people can think what they want. Voters can express a clear decision on the EU, just as shareholders in PLCs can make it clear what they want, but Murray - who should be their servant - thinks he knows best and does not give a stuff about any idea of democracy. Just like fat Ken.

Drink, Drink, Drink to Diageo Shares

Published 810 days ago

Hello Share Trudgers. I’m going to suggest again you look at Diageo (DGE), one of the world’s biggest drinks companies. If you look at your FaceBook pages, you’ll see snaps of loads of friends and relatives, leering with a drink in their hands.

A Ear in Your Shell-Like. Royal Dutch Shares May Be in for a Boost.

Published 813 days ago

Hello Share Suckers. You’ve may have noticed, but probably haven’t, that I’ve been selling shares in some companies which I am heavily invested in. This is because times are uncertain and success with a few of my favourites, have left them a little top heavy in their pricing territory.

Notes from Underground: May and Trump be with us

Published 819 days ago

Well, this is awkward.. Prime Minister Theresa May will be visiting newly minted US President Donald Trump next week and hopes to initiate some sort of trade deal, a mere 48 hours after Trump told the world of his plans: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first.” But I am sure that he'll make an exception for us. TW Note - Does Darren actually bother to check what Trump says on Trade deals? More fake news from remoaning liberal losers...

Why I think Shares Might Fly when Brexit Gets Closer

Published 822 days ago

Hello Share Skaters. When pushed by the respected blogger Bearfacts on this ground-breaking website this week, my finger was hovering over ‘sell’ buttons more than ‘buy’ switches in this rather scary month.

Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon - a total fucking genius: another Brexit lecture from The King

Published 823 days ago

Mr Martin you are our hero. You say what we all think about the traitors art the Bank of England, City experts, the spineless twerp Cameron and the remoaners. You say it as it is. Today's comments in the trading statement are just utterly bang on the money.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Do you think Jamie Oliver is a tosser?

Published 835 days ago

The fraud African Potash (AFPO) has until 7 January ( saturday) to find a new Nomad or its shares get booted off the AIM casino first thing Monday. On the ISDX lobster pot (now known as the NEX lobster pot) it can't get a placing away - for reasons explained in this podcast - so it will be tits up within weeks. That has implications for Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR). Jamie Oliver is blaming Brexit as he shuts six of his over-priced branded eateries. But he is just another celeb tosser don't you think? I look at the real macro headwinds the UK faces. There is comment on Crawshaw (CRAW) and then a very detailed review of Lombard Risk Management (LRM) which is, I reckon a car crash in waiting.

Yet More Reasons to Look Into British House Builders

Published 836 days ago

Hello Share Monkeys. The share price of many well-known British builders has been revitalised already this year. The main driver seems to be the view of Deutsche Bank that there is significant value in this kind of investment.

Can the Ebony Nectar Rocket the Footsie to Where It's Never Boldly Gone Before?

Published 837 days ago

The bulls among us are rejoicing at the beginning of the new year. But what’s causing the Footsie to beat its all-time highs? 

Is Wincanton a Win, Win Situation? A Few Reasons Why it Might be.

Published 843 days ago

Hello Share Crunchers. May I bring to your attention Wincanton (WIN) a freight haulage firm. It’s been described as a provider of supply chain solutions, but I expect you join me in ridiculing fancy descriptions like that.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No3 Sell Wolseley says Chris Bailey

Published 849 days ago

Best FTSE-100 short for 2017?  After musing about the property stocks I chanced upon Wolseley’s (WOS) epic push towards a 50 quid share price.  First congratulations to anyone who picked up shares in the plumbing and building industry supplier at the time of the Brexit referendum vote for around 36 quid.  My advice though for 2017 is to sell the shares. 

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 1 Buy Whitbread says Chris Bailey

Published 849 days ago

If you want to buy just one new single stock in the FTSE-100 for 2017 you need to look at the perceived Brexit losers given, over the course of the next 12 months, Brexit apocalypse will move further away via delays and position dilution.  Forget big overseas earners as this backdrop will crimp their translated back into Sterling earnings so it has to be more domestic plays.  And filtering for market leadership, strong balance sheet and continued growth hopes I end up with Whitbread (WTB) the owner of the Costa Coffee and Premier Inn franchises. 

Enter the Great British Bank Challenge with a Look at Aldemore.

Published 850 days ago

Hello Share Carollers. Despite Wild Rides’ consistent scepticism, I still favour investing in all of the four biggest banks at the mo. The recent rallies of Barclays (BARC) RBS (RBS) Lloyds(LLOY) and the Honkers Bonkers (HSBA) surely support  this view. 

Santa Could Come Early to This Glittering Store as Its Shares Might Fly

Published 852 days ago

Hello Share Scramblers. While its beginning to look a lot like Christmas, B&M (BME) the cheapie store is beginning to look like a reasonable punt to me. The full name is B&M European Retail, by the way.

Rivington goes bust: I blame Tom Winnifrith no er hang on Brexit er no hang on...

Published 854 days ago

Naturally a headline about Rivington going bust grabbed my eye. Rivington was the firm I founded but which went bust two years after I left after all its businesses were asset stripped by others. But natch go ahead and blame me. But this is a different Rivington although no doubt Aiden Earley and the Bulletin Board Morons will also try to pin the demise of Rivington Biscuits on me too.

Italy is a very big and aggressive fish to fry

Published 860 days ago

Speaking in the week Mark Carney said that People are angry, as they face “The first lost decade since the 1860s” and he recognised that the benefits of economic progress have been unevenly felt. Worryingly he sees that the stagnation in wages, with no precedent for a century and a half, is set to continue.  Younger people have been disproportionately hit, he also conceded.

John Lewis of Hungerford – full-year results, “fifth consecutive year of sales growth” BUT…

Published 865 days ago

Specialist kitchen manufacturer and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford (JLH) has announced results for its year ended 31st August 2016 – including a “fifth consecutive year of sales growth, which exceeded £8 million for the first time”. However…

Stephen Hawking Warns, This Is The "Most Dangerous Moment In Human History."

Published 867 days ago

The majority of people are sick of the status quo and feel they have been "abandoned by their leaders," wrote renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in a  Guardian op-ed warning on Thursday that the rise of Donald Trump and Britain's Brexit vote come at "the most dangerous time in the history of the human race."

Berkeley Profits Build, but Future Orders Fall. Chose Your Builder Carefully.

Published 870 days ago

Hello Share Swipers. You may recall that I’ve been saying most house builders are worth your attention these days. I base it on the rules of supply and demand and wheezes, both new and old, by the government to boost new homes. I’ve been right so far. Just one example is that Berkeley has announced a leap in profits by a third on the half year to the end of October.

Dixon Carphone Merger Pays Off, So Could the Shares Rise by a Third?

Published 870 days ago

Hello Share Bashers. Selling computers and phones and big screen television sets has not been easy. In recent years, quite a few stores have disappeared from our high streets and out of town shopping centres.

Foxtons share price overreacts to letting fees news

Published 875 days ago

Estate agents took a big hit last week when Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement revealed a surprise, in the form of a ban on letting fees.

The Chairman's Blog 21: Sir Benjamin Dover of Global Mining Endeavours is back after a workplace injury

Published 884 days ago

Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Ben Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be candid in his approach. Blog number twenty one....

Time to Re-Visit the Banks? Yes, I Rather Think So

Published 888 days ago

Hello Share Plungers. As usual, when raising the thorny issue of whether banks are ever going to get back on track after the trauma of 2008, I am attacked by the symptoms of nervousness. But I still think all British banks will see fairly hefty share rises over the next few years. This is partly because outrageous fines issued by interfering busybodies and compensation claims will surely start to dry up.

Notes from Underground: It can't happen here. Or there. Oh, I give up.

Published 889 days ago

Last Tuesday's US election results was my worst nightmare. Not that a demagogue has won the White House. Not that said demagogue has surrounded himself with an array of nutcases and god botherers. It's not even that electoral success depends on lies and false promises and facts mean nothing.

Why Shares May Lead the Way in a Topsy Turvy World

Published 890 days ago

So far, the election of Big Donald has done the opposite of what many of us feared and the Dow has soared to new heights. If Trump does what he promised, or is it threatened, in his pre-vote speeches we can probably expect the Dow - and consequently the Footsie - to fall away again. Possibly heavily.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The poppy debate is about "cultural bigotry in post Brexit Britain" said the wanker on Radio 4

Published 892 days ago

I despair about the liberal elite. After Brexit and Trump they still don't get it as some idiot on Radio 4 demonstrated again today. Oh well, now it is over to the Italians to give them their next kicking. I cover their awful reaction to Trump today HERE. Then it is onto Trump, economics and the market then Mobile Streams (MOS) and them in detail the dodgy goings on with the Avanti Communications (AVN) share price.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Donald Trump wins - AS I PREDICTED - shares slump what next?

Published 893 days ago

I stayed up all night and as a result am knackered. I am happy because I wanted Trump to win as I explained HERE. I am even happier because I have time and time again, even on Monday HERE, shown you why the polls were wrong. And thus as predicted here in early September, the eight reasons why Trump was going to win proved valid. I look at the polling industry and the disgraceful behaviour of the media including BBC star Emily Maitlis and Matt Frei and Kylie Morris, both of Channel 4, in this campaign. I was right and almost the entire mainstream press here in the UK was just plain wrong.  Shares have tumbled this morning, I explain what is next for America and for equities there and in the UK and finally, if the establishment ignores this warning as well as Brexit, I predict that Europe will see upset next and explain why so many of us in the 99% remain very angry deplorables.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Will gold zoom if/when Trump wins

Published 897 days ago

I reflect briefly on the Brexit farce then move onto gold. Will it rise whatever happens on Tuesday? And what does it need to rocket? A win for Donald Trump or the instability of a narrow win for Hillary Clinton but a Republican Congress?

Never Mind that Election and Brexit. Luxury May Be Better than Defence.

Published 897 days ago

Hello Square Shufflers. We live in shaky times, all right. What will happen if Donald Trump becomes president? The big American traders are holding back on deals until they know more. So, as always when fewer shares change hands, nearly all stocks suffer. This translates into UK shares, which are already unstable because nobody, especially the government, seems to know how Brexit will play out.

One law for millionaires, one for little people - do Share Centre's pleb customers know its boss thinks this way?

Published 898 days ago

And debate rages on about yesterday's decision by three old men to deny what 17.4 million of us what we were told on a ballot paper on June 23rd, that which we would be given: Brexit. Wading into the debate is Gavin Oldham the founder and boss of The Share Centre a man now exposed as being on the side of the 1% (people like him) and not the 99% (you, me and his customers - the "little people"). Oldham tweets:

Brilliant Stuff: Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon - EU leaders are punishing EU companies with Brexit dogma

Published 900 days ago

There is a minor profits warning from JD Wetherspoon (JDW) today and thus I urge you to all go and buy a pint of its finest cheap lager to show solidarity with the company's founder and boss Tim Martin who has used his trading statement to point out how EU leaders are hitting their own people, not us, with the mad anti-Brexit actions. Over to hero of the day Tim Martin:

I remain bearish on Purplebricks going into 2017

Published 902 days ago

So far I have been wrong about Purplebricks (PURP), but despite that I still view it as over-valued at the moment.

Distil – half-year results, banking gains correct?

Published 904 days ago

Having recommended shares in drinks brand owner Distil (DIS) on the subscription Nifty Fifty website last year at a 0.9p offer price, we last month opted to bank gains at a 1.35p bid. The following reviews on the back of results from the company for the six months ended 30th September 2016…

Look At Howden Joinery and See if You Could Party in the Kitchen

Published 907 days ago

Hello Share Creepers. I’ve just had a kitchen and a bathroom fitted out. As it isn’t likely to be done again, I chose the most expensive tiles, snazzy worktops, a bath made from steel not plastic and a posh shower screen. Which brings me to today’s suggestion for your further exploration: Howden Joinery (HWDN).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am and insider and so fecking angry

Published 909 days ago

I have just been made an insider and so cannot tell you why I am so fecking angry but I am spitting nails. I am also furious with a loathsome slug called Antony Browne who spins for the British Bankers Association, lies about Brexit and should be strung up with piano wire. Then it is onto Cobham (COB), Andes Energia (AEN), Tertiary Minerals (TYM), Sunrise Resources (SRES), Avocet Mining (BASTARDS) and the wider issue of the rape of Africa by the 1% of the West and of Africa and how it screws BOTH the 99% in Africa and the 99% here as well. 

Crest Nicholson Should Build its Share Price after Unjustified Pressure

Published 913 days ago

Hello share screamers. I've had mixed encounters with brokers this week. It looks as though TD Waterhouse is handing the reins to Interactive Investor. Not sure I'm happy about that. Then I bought some stock in my ordinary trading account instead of my ISA. It took TD a heck of a long time to sort that out and a helpful chap called Cal worked efficiently and tirelessly on my behalf. Thanks Cal.

Up the United! The Big Utility Shares Should Float Back Up

Published 916 days ago

Hello Share Troopers. United Utilities Group (UU.) is Britain’s biggest water supplier. But the shares have fared worse than most this month. And while many Footsie giants have recovered after the Brexit vote, this stock which rose sharply after the vote is now dragging its feet. Yet there is no important reason to single it out as a loser, in my humble opinion.

Gold back below Brexit levels but for how long?

Published 918 days ago

It has not been a great few weeks for gold bugs. But the bad times will not last long. Certainly that is the view of the world's best known precious metals investor Sprott. Over to the experts:

Keep on Falling Pound and Make UK Shareholders Happy

Published 918 days ago

Hello Share Scrapers. The Dow continues to fall. The days when it topped 18500 seem long gone. Happily, the progress of America’s big indicator no longer seems to influence British shares very much. Perhaps it’s because the Brexit vote has given us more of an independent status in the eyes of big investors.

Renold – trading update, recovery from February profit warning woe?…

Published 919 days ago

Following a February profit warning, supplier of industrial chains and related power transmission products, Renold (RNO) has updated on its six months ended 30th September and its ‘STEP 2020’ strategic plan…

Prefer Emerging Markets to the Developed World? Ashmore Could Give You More

Published 919 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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bring out the piano wire for the AIM awards tonight & are you boycotting marmite?

Published 920 days ago

I start with the bust up over marmite and other matters between Tesco (TSCO) and Unilever (ULVR). Naturally the democracy denying liberal establishment bastards at the BBC blame Brexit for sterling's slide and this - I explained here why this was wrong. I explain what this battle is really about. I then look at DiamondCorp (DCP), Iofina (IOF), Goldstone Resources (GRL) and Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). I end with a look at the AIM awards. I get really angry at this point and when the anarcho capitalist revolution arrives the 2,500 crony capitalists spending £750,000 of YOUR cash tonight merit a meeting with piano wire. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gays, Statistics, Conman Windham, & Apps for halfwit millennials

Published 923 days ago

I start on the issue of hate crimes against gays and Brexit and the Guardian just showing it does not understand data analysis as it spreads palpable lies - see HERE. Then it is onto comedy central with Conman Windham and apps for millennials via Valiant Investments. You really could not make this up. I comment on Eurasia Mining (EUA), Golden Saint Resources (DOGWITHFLEAS), Pittards (PTD) and Kefi (KEFI).

There's Money in Health and Safety. Just Ask Intertek.

Published 923 days ago

Hello Share Squashers. Intertek (ITRK) might sound like a new business for the technological age. It ain’t. It was founded in 1885 when Mr. Caleb Brett formed a marine surveying business to test and certify ships' cargoes.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Collapse of Sterling lie...I blame the Tories & the BBC

Published 925 days ago

Is Sterling collapsing? Well, er... yes and no. It partly depends on where we started? If it is sliding is that down to Brexit? That is far more of a no than a yes. So are the Tories to blame? As of last week, in part yes. Is the BBC telling lies because it still can't handle the Brexit result? Of course it is. Confused? All is explained in this week's podcast. And talking of lies my podcast I mention on Syria is HERE

Robots Play Footsie with the Pound - and Share Shifters Like Us Reap the Benefit.

Published 925 days ago

Hello Share Grinders. The falling pound always seems like a disaster. And It is to holidaymakers and students who are studying broad, like my daughter at the moment. But there is no need to be glum if you are a shareholders. There’s no doubt in my mind that the current soaraway Footsie is because we have brilliant companies over here. Not!!

Ready for a Cardinal Suggestion? - Take a look at Wolseley

Published 930 days ago

Hello Share Zappers. If you’ve had the misfortune to buy a new part for your boiler after your central heating failed to re-start this Autumn, you’ll know that bits and pieces of the plumber's trade can be quite pricey these golden days. I bet the makers of these essential things have quite a high margin of profit. After all, we know that the cost of some raw materials that make them are a lot lower than they used to be.

Reasons to Look At Gleesons - the Gleeful Share Price Might Bring You Glee

Published 935 days ago

Hello Share Switchers. I’m not sure I’m going to let this subject go - as I have quite a lot of faith in the prospect that, for once, I might be right. That is that British house builders are going to be coining it in a lot stronger than they have hitherto.

Alternative Networks – offers only vague near year-end profit warning attributed to EU referendum of more than 3 months ago! ...

Published 936 days ago

UK business IT and communications service provider, Alternative Networks (AN.) has made a “Trading Update” announcement including under a first bullet point “some project completions will be delayed beyond the year end”. Uh-oh…

Despite Posting a Loss, Allergy Therapeutics is Not to Be Sneezed at

Published 936 days ago

Hello Share Puzzlers. Thank goodness the hay fever season is over. I no longer suffer, having moved to the seaside, but the horror of a blocked conk and streaming eyes remains. You may have noticed that allergies seem to be on the rise. At least the number of folk who complain about them is.

Gattaca – update as shares in the former Matchtech Group continue to slide

Published 937 days ago

Having, last writing on Matchtech Group, suggested a small, speculative buy with the shares then recovering to above 350p (see HERE), I now update following a few subsequent announcements from the company and the shares falling from above 387p less than a week ago to currently sub 340p…

Dare We Invest in a British Bank? Have Another Look at Barclays

Published 941 days ago

Hello Share Pushers. Barclays Bank is one of those shares I’ve held for years and years and rather wish I didn’t. No sooner do I top up then another bombshell, usually to do with world economics, hits - and down the shares come again. Were it not for the divi, I might have gone round and lambasted a director or two.

Up and Away with British Airways (International Consolidated)? Perhaps Not.

Published 944 days ago

Hello Share Hammerers. I cashed in my British Airways shares before the price of aviation fuel crashed. This timing error cost me a lot of money. And you probably agree with me that selling just before a share price leap is probably the nastiest feeling a share shifter can experience.

As Galliford Gallops On, You May Want To Give It a Try

Published 946 days ago

Hello Share Punchers. I’m not sure that I did not cover my favourite builder Galliford Try (GFRD) rather too recently. But when a share commentator like myself is more convinced of one of his subjects' future success more than many of his others, he should press the point more than once.

Photo Article: My son born at 6.03 AM at 8 llbs - mother and baby doing well

Published 947 days ago

 He is sleeping like an right now. Both mother and child are doing well after a 6.03 AM birth with a lovely Brexit and grammar school supporting midwife from Ulster in charge. The name is, as yet, undecided.

Crawshaw – following a more than 8% share price fall yesterday, a profit warning today! …

Published 948 days ago

“Trading update” announcement from fresh meat and food-to-go retailer Crawshaw (CRAW) includes in the first paragraph “suppressed footfall patterns caused by a combination of the international football, adverse weather and Brexit… persisted”. Uh-oh…

Profits Up, Divi Up. Could Be Worth Shopping for Dunelm Shares

Published 948 days ago

Hello Share Pippers. The chain store firm of Dunelm Group (DNLM) has produced some jolly good figures. They are in line with other reports that consumer spending is actually up since the Brexit vote. So all those gloomy folk who predicted hard times ahead after our decision to divorce from Europe are wrong.

Minoan - good news and bad, on balance...

Published 949 days ago

First the bad news from Minoan (MIN) - a profits warning on the Travel & Leisure side. What is shocking here is the speed at which things have gone awry. Bear in mind that half year numbers were released on 14 July. So in that vein the company states well under two months later:

Primark Pack 'Em In - But I'm Not Convinced the Shares Are a Bargain Buy

Published 949 days ago

Hello Share Scorchers. My family is addicted to Primark stores. They will travel 60 miles just to go to our nearest one in Swansea. But it’s not my favourite shopping experience because its establishments are usually absolutely chocker with buyers. Not that Primark is not well equipped to serve them well, with a workforce of 60,000 across 300 stores in 11 countries. You didn’t think it was that big, did you?

Roll Out the Barratt with These Well-Built Reasons to Invest

Published 950 days ago

Hello Share Samplers. At the risk of annoying some of my gloomier detractors, I continue to argue that house builders are a good investment at the mo. A good friend of mine has just bought a large house in a very swish part of the Smoke. I admit this could be a mistake, as some London house prices are under threat because of Brexit. Fewer rich foreigners will buy here, it is argued, because the capital will no longer be seen as the centre of the financial universe.

So You're Making Money on a Near-Record Footsie - Well, Show a Bit of Heart for Starving Refugees.

Published 953 days ago

Hello share swappers. There are a lot of stories of horrible selfish people on this website. Let us, as readers, show that we are more enlightened than they are. Britain is one of the very richest countries in the world. Early signs are that Brexit will make us even richer, as companies queue up to strike new trade deals.

The Chairman's Blog 11: Sir Benjamin Dover of Global Mining Endeavours puts the record straight on Brexit

Published 954 days ago

Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be Candid in his approach. Blog number eleven....

Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon on Brexit - this man is a visionary

Published 954 days ago

In today's statement from JD Wetherspoon (JDW) its boss Tim Martin lets rip on those doomsayers from Project Fear who lied to us ahead of the referendum on Independence Day, June 23rd. that fat self righteous windbag Nicola Horlick - who stuffed her clients into Bernie Madoff funds - the banksters at Goldman Sachs, the smug FTSE 100 bosses, lyin' George Osborne and Dodgy Dave Cameron himself all get it in the neck from the visionary Martin. This statement is poetry. I loathe Martin's plastic pubs but I shall hold my nose and go to one in appreciation of what follows. Over to our hero of the day, Mr Tim Martin:

Honkers Bonkers Bank is Worth a Look - for the Perky Divi and Bouncy Share Price

Published 954 days ago

Hello Share Puddlers. The Honkers Bonkers bank (HSBA) has been doing rather well on the old share front of late. Each day seems to bring another 1% or so. This is encouraging news for me as the family has rather a big holding which is at least 40 years old.

Turn Again City of London Investment Group as the Big Divi Beckons

Published 955 days ago

Hello Share Slammers. It's been a while since I revisited an old favourite, City of London Investment Group (CLIG). During that time I sold my holding, because I was sitting on a reasonable profit and when you are dealing with an investment company with its main interest in foreign parts, you never really know what is going to happen on a global, politico-macro basis.

The Chairman's Blog 9: Sir Benjamin Dover of Global Mining Endeavours talks Brexit, mad EU regulations, Chris Booker & Miss Skirt

Published 960 days ago

Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be Candid in his approach. Blog number nine....

Are We Being Served by Debenhams As We Face a Likely Decline in High Street Shopping?

Published 962 days ago

Hello Share Shufflers. I have commended Debenhams (DEB) shares in the past, but I’m changing my mind. This is not because I dislike the store. My nearest branch, which is fairly new, is well laid out, spacious and welcoming. But the truth is that many of us are ordering on-line these days. And sadly these big chain stores may become more and more unnecessary. I had hoped that the nation’s love of shopping would keep them hugely profitable, but hopes are fading.

Carclo – trading “positive”, but full-year dividend now likely to be non-existent!…

Published 963 days ago

An “Update on trading and dividend” from specialised plastics company Carclo (CAR) commences “the board is pleased to announce that the group has continued to trade well in the current financial year”. Sounds promising, but wait, the shares are currently down more than 10% to around 140p. So what’s the twist?…

Wonderful Ashtead Builds on Share Soaring Success and Deserves a Look

Published 963 days ago

Hello Share Toilers. One of the best shares to hold at the mo, in my humble opinion, is Ashtead (AHT). It has burst through yet another all-time new high as I write. And there’s still more to go I fancy. After all, the P/E ratio I have is still less than 16.

Themes around a recovering Pound – sector selection for the rest of 2016

Published 964 days ago

Over the years I have heard a lot of rubbish about asset allocation – your choices between equities, bonds, ‘alternative investments’ and cash – being an 80%+ determinant of your return as well as the notion that stock picking is futile and we should all save time and money buying a bunch of cheap-as-chips tracker funds.

AstraZeneca Escaped Take-Over by Americans, but Still Does a Germ-Zapping Deal with Uncle Sam

Published 964 days ago

Hello Share Smackers. If there is one sector which can be truly called defensive, it is the giant pharma world. Big drugs companies supply something that no-one in his or her right mind would give up - release from pain and suffering. So even when times are hard, medical giants will continue to make money.

Earnings Preview – Buy Hays to keep enjoying the global jobs boom

Published 965 days ago

While real earnings growth might be poor in the UK and many other parts of the world, there is still a great deal of jobs activity taking place. Investing in recruiters is the most perfect way to exploit this, and recruiters don’t get much bigger than Hays (HAS)!

Hedge funds say the Pound is sunk…which means it isn’t

Published 966 days ago

I see The Sunday Times has plastered all over the front page of its business section the observation that as ‘Speculators, including hedge funds, racked up short positions on the pound worth $7.8 billion (£5.9 billion) last week — the largest ever’ the British currency is a cast iron certainty to be junked over the next few weeks or months. 

Avocet is bust

Published 967 days ago

The indiscriminate buying in the market recently has been something to behold and suggests we could soon be due a reality check. The mad monetary policy of central banks everywhere has for some time been forcing institutions into hunting down yield wherever they can find it and this has caused the equity markets and the junk bond markets to soar.

Banish Bank Holiday Blues. Your Shares May Sparkle for the Next Four Months.

Published 967 days ago

It’s often overlooked by the more gloomy arm of our golden fraternity that we are now not far off that happy time of year when shares, all things being equal, will rise. They do most autumns, even when there is nor particularly jolly economic news on the horizon.

InterQuest & Avesco – share tip of the year updates

Published 968 days ago

I previously updated on my share tips of the year just after the Brexit vote – see HERE. The following updates on developments since…

Record Car Sales Should Boost Engineering Firm TT Electronics

Published 968 days ago

Hello Share Funsters. I don’t like investing in the motor industry because I think we should all do more walking, I hate air pollution and don’t really like driving. But this should not stop my bringing to your attention companies in this line which I think might make you some money. Though you must always do your own research as I could be - and often am - wrong.

Builders Bashed By Brexit? - Tell That to Soaraway Persimmon

Published 970 days ago

Hello Share Thudders. Despite the huge falls which befell builders once the Euro-vote results were known, I keep faith with the bricks and mortar trade. The whole world seemed to feel that Brexit was particular bad for the property market - since it was argued that foreigners would no longer want to live here. There is however increasing evidence that foreign buyers couldn’t care less whether we are in Europe or not.

Polypipe Puts the Kettle On - As Shares Stand a Chance of Boiling Up

Published 972 days ago

Hello Share Takers. I’ve often thought that companies which do boring things can be perky investments. Is it because punters avoid them as they just don’t seem exciting enough? And then when the penny drops that they are making good money, a welter of heavy buying can make the stock soar. Long after the cannier investor bought them earlier and a lot cheaper.

Why Stocks are Overvalued but we have to Keep Buying Them

Published 974 days ago

I note with interest the today’s macro-outlook comments by Malcolm and Tom, each taking different sides of the debate. While I agree with Tom’s analysis, I reckon that Malcolm’s conclusions might turn out be right!

Kellan Group – Half-Year results. “A market leading recruitment business”, Really? …

Published 975 days ago

Self-described “market leading recruitment business” Kellan (KLN) has announced results for the first six months of 2016. The shares are currently down 24%, to 0.95p, in response...

14 new Investment ideas in July's UK Investor magazine - get your free copy now

Published 977 days ago

From Gary Newman, Nigel Somerville, Steve Moore and myself there are 14 new investment ideas in the July UK Investor Magazine which is out now. I discuss the spirit of insurgency which caused Brexit and which is powering Donald Trump to the White House and its long term implications as well as the Global Recession which will hit the UK soon and it is nothing to do with Brexit! That and much more is free to read now just click on the link below.

Travis Perkins Could Build Fast After its Big Brexit Bash

Published 978 days ago

Hello Share Tillers. There can be little doubt now that the Footsie will burst through the all-important 7,000 mark this week. But we still have the problem of what shares to pick, even in a tangible bull market like this. I almost said a 'healthy' bull market, but we all have to be cautious in these uncertain days.

Aldermore Seems Oversold and Could Give You More

Published 979 days ago

Hello Share Chimps. If you are a saver, the latest drop in interest rates is a bummer. How can you achieve anything like decent returns for your cash? Spend it on shares, of course. While you get nothing from your ordinary savings, you can still get up to 6% and even more by holding the right stock.

Bull, Bull, Bull! This is Not A Load of Bull. The Rise of the Footsie Should Continue.

Published 981 days ago

All Right. I know I am in incurable bull. But it is an attitude which has served me well over the years. Enough to make a living out of trading shares, anyway. We are in a gradual bull market now. This surprises a lot of folk, because the Brexit vote was expected to hit business hard. And yet - and this puzzles me, too - the Footsie has not been as high as it is now for a long, long time. It’s now only a whisper off its all time high record 

War is No Game - But This One Is, and You Could Win. At Least in the Short Term.

Published 985 days ago

Hello Share Swiggers. Games Workshop (GAW) make tiny figures for the war gaming industry. The name Warhammer might be familiar to you. The very imaginative little warriors can be found in specialist shops in many a high street. The firm also makes Hobbit figures. To say that the Hobbit is popular with our young folk is an understatement.

Rame Energy: Anatomy of Failure (and lessons in ignoring management-speak)

Published 987 days ago

I love AIM stocks. And I think AIM is a great place to invest. I think it’s great to have a space where regulation is light(er) and costs are cheap(er). But with that freedom comes the responsibility to do your due diligence and to manage the risks. Many AIM stocks, if not the majority, are ultimately worth nothing: stocks like the now-suspended Rame Energy (RAME).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: another Vision of suffering for eternity in hell

Published 989 days ago

Earlier this week I discussed HERE how eternity in hell might involve being lectured by a ponce from Bristol City Council on Health & Safety Rules and EU regulations on child car seats. I have another vision of hell today and it involves the Mother in law, Mothercare and discussions about prams. On other, more stockmarket related matters, I discuss, in some detail, Avanti Communications (AVN), Grafenia (GRA) and Glenwick (GWIK). I have a few more words on our devastating expose earlier today (HERE) on Strat Aero (AERO) and I offer praise up to the delightfully politically incorrect Anthony Coombs of S&U (SUS) for his trading statement today covering Brexit in which he sticks it firmly to the liberal chattering classes of doomsayers.

RBS: “Do you feel lucky, punk?”

Published 989 days ago

You can do a lot in 100 daysBack in April I was musing about the large UK banks and puckered up some ‘geek analysis’ on Lloyds (LLOY) which basically suggested a double digit trading opportunity was apparent…and so it came to pass over the next four to six week.  A month or so later Brexit and the shares fell out of favour. Despite the grumblings in Lloyds statement last week I am getting similar feelings about an investing opportunity here again. What did I conclude last time?

Matchtech – full-year trading update, these shares are a buy

Published 989 days ago

Having commenced the year at above 500p and been around 400p just before the Brexit vote, shares in specialist engineering and technology recruitment group, Matchtech (MTEC) are currently recovering to above 350p on the back of a “Trading Update for 12 months ended 31 July” announcement…

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Brexit, data manipulation, hate crimes, house prices & Malcolm talking Foxtons cobblers

Published 990 days ago

I have been doing some work to show that the claims made by the left that Brexit has caused a sharp rise in hate crimes are at best academically flawed and thus unproven and at worst an outright lie. That leads me very directly onto claims made by Malcolm Stacey today on Brexit and house prices as he discussed Foxtons (FOXT) HERE. I take that article apart completely as my old friend is just wrong.

Foxtons Had a Brush with Brexit - But It May Get Over It

Published 990 days ago

Hello Share Chippers. An estate agent with a big interest in London is Foxtons (FOXT). But how could anyone suggest this share is worth a look after Brexit? Surely properties in the Smoke will be in the firing line now that we are to leave the EU?

Northbridge Industrial Services - “is pleased to issue”… a profit warning...

Published 993 days ago

Industrial equipment provider Northbridge (NBI) “is pleased to issue the following pre-close trading update in advance of its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016, which are scheduled to be released on 29 September 2016”“Pleased to issue”. Good, good, but what’s that?, the shares currently down more than 11% on the back of the announcement? Hmmm…

Lloyds Bank did not blame Brexit for it slashing branches it was the media that lied

Published 995 days ago

On 28th July Lloyds Bank (LLOY) published decent enough interim results, hiked its payout by 13%, and announced that it was closing an additional 200 branches and firing 3000 banksters by the end of 2017. Naturally the BBC led the media in blaming Brexit for the job losses even though that was not what Lloyds stated at all. This is quite remarkable spin and lies from the left wing press and BBC. I see that, in some quarters, Lloyds stands accused of using Brexit as an excuse for cost cutting, that is wholly unfair.

Cheer Up You Gloomy Lot! The Future Could Be Bright

Published 995 days ago

Hello Share Sponsors. As I write the price of Brent crude is $43  a barrel. That’s a lot worse than the $51 dollars it reached a few months ago. And the fall has been reflected in the share price of nearly all oil companies. For example, the share price of Royal Dutch Sell (RSDA) is off by about 5%.

Foxtons drifts lower, blames Brexit referendum for market weakness

Published 996 days ago

Foxtons (FOXT) shares reached an all-time low since their 2013 flotation in the wake of the EU referendum, and despite recovering from that nadir, sentiment remains weak. The shares are changing hands today at 113p, 8% lower on the day, in the aftermath of their latest interim results.

The Big Drinks Firm has a Top Up as Shares Hit New All-Time High.

Published 996 days ago

My esteemed colleague Graham Neary, a bloke whose analytical powers are tremendous, opined the other day that drinks firms make investors lots of money. Most of them, anyway. He was writing about Fevertree (FEVR), a company which puts a superior kind of tonic water into gin and tonics. I’ve also commended this lot on this delicious website before  now. Since then the shares have risen about 40%.

Elektron Technology – current trading lower, lashings of jam tomorrow…

Published 997 days ago

Elektron Technology (EKT) CEO John Wilson emphasises that “the group continues to make progress in the delivery of new product development programmes in our growth brands, which the board believes will significantly enhance shareholder value”, though current revenues (six months ending 31st July 2016) “are expected to be lower than those for the same period last year”. Hmmm…

Purplebricks – now Old Mutual heading for the exit?

Published 997 days ago

We spotted that that the Chief Marketing Officer of AIM-listed Purplebricks (PURP) had been beating a hasty retreat the other day, selling £341,000 worth of shares acquired from the exercise of options almost as soon as the certificate arrived. But it seems that Old Mutual had a similar idea.

The Share Price Keeps Building - But this Beauty Is Tooled Up for Even Bigger Profits.

Published 997 days ago

Hello Share Screechers. It’s possibly time we looked at a share in the fabulous ‘slow, steady riser’ category. In some ways Ashtead Group (AHT) is a rather odd company to put our trust in.

No Split for BT Isn't the Only Reason This Share Could Climb

Published 998 days ago

Hello Share Sippers. One of those dynamic companies which is never out of the news for long is BT (BT.A). The reason is obvious, the country relies on it not just for telephone land lines but for access to the internet. It’s an odd situation for so many companies to be reliant on another one for a service nobody can do without. And BT, if its rivals are to be believed, has taken advantage of the fact.

Here's Another Over-Sold Brexit Beauty Which Could Rally fast.

Published 999 days ago

Hello Share Swashers. We all know that shares in Britain took a tumble on June 24 when the Brexit vote was announced. But then many shares recovered. Most property and building stocks, however, did not. So in my view, as the results of Brexit will become clearer later on and will be favourable, property shares are probably now one of the biggest bargains out there. Though of course, if you still fear the exit from Europe, then you won’t agree with me.

Ryanair - This is how you run an airline! Although the shares are probably not a Buy

Published 1000 days ago

I know that the Sherriff of these parts is no fan of Michael O'Leary (and I also disagree with the Irishman's stance on Brexit) but there is no denying the fact that he changed air travel for the better by providing greater capacity at lower prices than anyone had previously done. Today's Q1 result shows how the momentum continues.

Savills offers good long term value and growth prospects

Published 1000 days ago

Estate agents and housebuilders plummeted after Britain voted to leave the EU, as the chances of a slump in the property market were seen by some as having increased as a result of that outcome. I have no doubt that some companies in these sectors will be badly hit, especially those whose business is focussed around higher end properties in London, such as Foxtons, but for others I see the recent drops in share price as presenting a buying opportunity, especially when taking a longer term view.

Uncle Tom Thinks I'm Wrong. But He's Not Right.

Published 1000 days ago

Hello Share Twiners. If I am an optimistic bull as far as shares are concerned, then at least I am sometimes right. The current elevation of the Footsie, as it approaches 7,000 again, bears me out. Those who predicted a suicidal Footsie after Brexit were wrong. Many shares are simply blistering ahead, and show no reals signs of fizzling out. Yet Uncle Tom has just said in his bearcast that I am plain wrong to be so bullish.

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week: back for Worthington's Final collapse

Published 1001 days ago

As I noted earlier, Friday really could be Worthington's (WRN) last stand. No doubt its supporters on the LSE will have all sorts of excuses and will be blaming the usual suspects (me, Brexit, Evil) for their losses. This is too much of an opportunity to miss for we voyeurs of the moron community. But posts from other threads can also be submitted in the comments section below with a deadline of Sunday 24th July. I reckon Cloudtag (CTAG) and Highlands Natural (HNR) on the LSE and ADVFN asylums will prove happy hunting grounds.

Shares Should Shoot Past 7,000, Despite what the Gloomsters Say.

Published 1002 days ago

Hello Share Shapers. I've had a very eventful week. My ARM (ARM) and IQE (IQE) holdings, both rather similar companies, both shot ahead. One on a take-over probability (ARM) the other on a bullish trading update. Such are the possibilities of our golden game, that a whole year of lacklustre performance for my portfolio was suddenly bounced back into the black. That's why we should never despair, gang. There is always a good story for us lurking round the next corner. And the rewards we accrue can sometimes be nearly as good as winning the pools.

Safestyle, sod Brexit scaremongering, cracking trading update

Published 1003 days ago

Brexit vote fallout saw shares in retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors, Safestyle UK (SFE) decline from more than 260p towards 200p, before recovering towards 240p. The recovery has now been further aided by a half year trading update.

LSL – initial acceleration of activity attributed to changes to Stamp Duty, but Profit Warning now to Brexit. Hmmm…

Published 1003 days ago

“Trading Update” announcement from residential property services company, incorporating both estate agency and surveying businesses, LSL Property Services (LSL) commences that the company “expects to report strong interim results on 2nd August… delivering growth across all major revenue lines” and that “the group performed strongly in quarter one”. Good, goo… what’s that? “full year group operating profit will be significantly lower than previously anticipated”

Fair Exchange is No Robbery - in Fact, It Could Be a Fair Old Winner.

Published 1003 days ago

Hello Share Swiggers. It's not that long ago that I suggested you might take a look at FairFX (FFX). This is a firm which makes spending abroad a bit cheaper by allowing you to top up on card which you can use to collect spending money on foreign holidays and business trips. Companies also use its services - and they are growing impressively in number. The prepaid cash card I use is the Caxton card and I find it very useful. But FairFX has just put out a trading statement which should also make investors sit up.

AO World – shares ahead on Q1 trading statement. Hmmm…

Published 1004 days ago

Having long been bearish, I note shares in online electrical retailer AO World (AO.) are currently more than 10% higher today, at 148p, on the back of an AGM (and first quarter) trading statement. Let’s take a look…

Begbies Traynor - Not Really trained in logic when it comes to Brexit are we chaps?

Published 1005 days ago

My father would suggest that those who run insolvency firm Begbies Traynor (BEG) really are not scholars and gentlemen when it comes to their latest pronouncement on Brexit and how UK firms are struggling. I am kinder so shall leave it with an observation that, unlike my father, myself and David Cameron, the Begbies fellows probably did not study logic at Oxford.

Galliford Try, Kicked in the Teeth by Brexit Could Be Worth a Try

Published 1005 days ago

Hello Share Swaggers. I've been looking at shares which suffered rather too much in the light of the Brexit vote. This kind of unlucky stock may now be a bargain, and some have already made big strides towards restoring their former glories. Today I look at one of my favourite house building companies, Galliford Try (GFRD).

Christie Group – hopefully my warning was heeded, as it’s now profit warning ahoy!

Published 1007 days ago

On a 15th June AGM statement from provider of professional business services and stock & inventory systems and services, Christie Group (CTG) I concluded that “there looks significantly elevated risk here. As such, at this juncture this looks one to avoid. Sell.” Hopefully this was heeded as a “Trading Statement” announcement today includes that “operating profit for the year ending 31 December 2016 is likely to be lower than previously expected”...

June edition of the UK Investor magazine: Should we stay or should we go? + 7 share tips

Published 1008 days ago

The June edition of UK Investor Show magazine is now live featuring Sainsbury v Tesco, Brexit or in, Tom Winnifrith vs Darren Atwater, 4 buy share tips and 3 sells to 0p from Tom Winnifrith, Q&A with Alexander Mining and more. You can download your free copy below.

AIM has its part to play as the country prepares for Brexit. I’m not holding my breath.

Published 1008 days ago

There is no doubt that AIM is an incredible cash-raising machine. According to the most recent AIM Factsheet (to June 2016), published by the London Stock Exchange (HERE) £41 billion has been raised in new issues, and a further £56 billion in further issues of shares – a whopping total of £97 billion. Over the 21-year life of the Casino that is a very impressive average of £4.6 billion a year.

Shares in Smaller Firms Still Suffering from the Brexit Vote Could Rally Soon.

Published 1009 days ago

Hello Share Plasterers. Before the Brexit result, I opined that shares would topple, but then make a quick recovery. I didn’t realise then how the bounce back would be much more than a recovery. Shares reached an 11 month high. And yet the BBC continue to broadcast doom and gloom comments that the British economy is now in a perilous situation. The healthy Footsie belies that sort of talk.

dotDigital – positive trading update, but are the shares a buy?

Published 1010 days ago

Shares in provider of email and marketing automation software and managed services to digital marketing professionals, dotDigital (DOTD) are on the rise on the back of a trading update for the company's year ended 30th June. Let’s take a look…

BrainJuicer – half-year trading update notes “generally encouraging” top-line growth, BUT…

Published 1010 days ago

Market research agency, BrainJuicer (BJU) has announced “generally encouraging” top-line growth and that half year “operating profit increased by some 41%” BUT…

The Legal Has Landed, but Could Take Off Again Soon

Published 1010 days ago

Hello Share Twiggers. For the last few trading sessions, I’ve been looking at jolly good companies where the stock has been oversold in the wake of Brexit and various other unusual situations. Today I bring before you Legal & General (LGEN). The massive insurance company made a slow but sure recovery after disaster hit financial stocks in 2008. Consequently my post-crash investment increased by 200%. Then things suddenly went a bit pear shaped.

Great news - EJ is back with lines in appreciation of sacked George Osborne

Published 1011 days ago

After a long sabbatical, our resident poet E J Thribb(ance) is back - inspired by the departure of George Osborne from Her Majesty's Government. Over to EJ.....

Photo Me's Picture of Health Develops into an Interesting Play.

Published 1011 days ago

Hello Share Swappers. I know it’s not been long since I last featured Photo-Me (PHTM). This is the share that Uncle Tom characterises as my favourite. Well, it has made me a lot of money, after a very poor start yonks ago. The reason I return to it so rapidly, is that I am even more convinced that the present share price has room to move upwards. The share reached a high of 185p a few months ago. Then on June 21, three days before Brexit, it suffered. Though like many companies singled out for sudden punishment, the shares were oversold in a panicked situation.

Hero of the day Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon skewers those who lied about Brexit

Published 1012 days ago

Tim Martin of pubs chain JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is a Eurosceptic and a man who calls a spade a spade. In today's trading statement he deals with those who lied blatantly in the run up to the referendum. Tim Martin: we at ShareProphets salute you. Personally I find his pubs fairly ghastly but next time I am passing buy I shall pop in and have a drink for Mr Martin toasting you publicly. Does Mr Martin serve ouzo? Tim writes in the RNS: 

STM Group – “Trading & Corporate Update” = Profit Warning

Published 1012 days ago

“Trading & Corporate Update” announcement from cross-border financial services group STM (STM) notes that “in April 2016, management took the decision to waiving the Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme establishment fee for an initial trial period of six months, with the aim of driving new client business” and that “good progress has been made in generating these new relationships”. Good, good. You what though?, “the revenues generated within the first half of the year have not matched management's expectations with regards to the level of new business anticipated from our QROPS product”

There's Strength in this ARM - But It's Never Wrong to Take a Profit

Published 1012 days ago

Hello Share Knockers. We are all - or should be - wary of investing in firms which produce fancy stuff for the technology market. Yes, we are only just approaching the frontier for innovation in personal computers, mobile phones, virtual gaming and all the rest of it, but it is still a risky speculation for share shifters like us. You just never know when someone is going to come up with an idea which makes what your company does obsolete. Yet one firm I've been prepared to invest in without losing sleep is ARM Holdings (ARM).

New River Retail - Bull Case Intact as Shares Cheapen

Published 1013 days ago

New River Retail (NRR) has issued a strong first quarter trading update which shows continued operation progress at this growing REIT. Even better, Brexit-related share price weakness looks to have created a potential buying opportunity for watchers of the shares.

Brexit Banged the Banks - But Here Are Reasons Why They Could Bounce Back

Published 1013 days ago

Hello Share Scrummers. In my humble opinion, British banks are among the biggest bargains in Shareland at the mo. Though I was in two minds about foisting this opinion on you, as banks have a marvellous talent for letting us down. They’ve been doing that steadily since the big crashes of 2007 and 8. But I really do think the shares have been oversold since the result of the Brexit vote. They fell a heck of a lot. Without their failure, the Footsie which eventually rocketed on the decision to leave the EU, would have been near the elusive 7000 level by now.

The British fire a full salvo in the Currency wars, expect the Far East to return fire.

Published 1014 days ago

You have to admit it is really quite amazing. Two weeks ago, Central Bankers and leading politicians were exclaiming that if Britain left the E.U. it would be a catastrophic economic event on the magnitude of a “Lehman “moment. However, despite all of the talk of gloom if you had been asleep over the last month you wouldn’t know something had happened, other than sterling collapsing. 

Brexit Rockets the Grid - but It Could Still Power Ahead Even More

Published 1016 days ago

Hello Share Bouncers. I am now back at my desk following a very invasive operation the day before. However the team carrying it out was a modal of politeness, friendliness and efficiency. Would that some of Britain’s Chef execs were as useful. There’s a very competent management at the National Grid (NG.) too. But that’s not the big factor in the current ballooning share price. The value has shown a 14% rise since Brexit. A few days ago it was another 2% higher than that.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Gooseberry Crumble, Avanti crumbles

Published 1017 days ago

I have spent the morning getting twitter grief for this article but the one polite twitter enquiry concerns BoxHill (BOX) and I answer that in this podcast as well as explaining why shares are both up and down since Brexit - it all depends how you look at it. I also cover Gulf Keystone (GKP), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Avanti Communications (AVN), I meant to talk about Bovis (BVS) but forgot. I shall try to remember tomorrow when I am down to make a gooseberry crumble. I shall report back on that over the weekend.

Scholium – full-year results, loss reversed & “markets stabilised”, but shares down. Hmmm…

Published 1018 days ago

Results for the company’s year to 31st March 2016 see rare books, arts and collectibles group Scholium (SCHO) comment “we were pleased with the performance for the year. A significant loss has been reversed and many of our core markets stabilised”. However, the shares are currently approaching 11% lower on the day, at 32.5p, in response. Hmmm…

Portmeirion – you were warned & it’s now profit warning ahoy

Published 1018 days ago

On a May AGM update from AIM-listed homewares group, Portmeirion (PMP) I concluded, with the shares at 1155p, that “the risk/reward trade-off now certainly looks to have swung to the former at this juncture. This suggests the shares currently to be avoided” - see HERE. Hopefully this was heeded as it’s now profit warning ahoy and the shares are heading towards 850p…

Forterra – from anticipating “a shortfall in brick supply” to plant mothball proposals in less than 3 months

Published 1020 days ago

Having IPO’d in April, brick and other masonry products producer, Forterra (FORT) has updated that “profit for the first half is in line with management's expectations”, but that “given current economic uncertainty and sufficient brick inventory levels, the board has reviewed the current production plan...”

Persimmon – reckons “too soon to judge” Brexit result impact, but is it?

Published 1020 days ago

UK housebuilder Persimmon (PSN) has emphasised that “trading through the first half of the year has been strong” and that “we believe… the UK housing market will continue to provide good opportunities”. Hmmm...

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but uncertainty is a worry. Blame all the coming bad news on Brexit.

Published 1021 days ago

The real drive for Brexit had little to do with economics, but a great deal to do with immigration and against this backdrop the EU’s economy has been crawling along in the slow lane since 2008.  Since then The EU has been unable to create a plan that would fix dire unemployment in southern Europe, where in some parts youth unemployment is over 50%, and revive a stagnant economy. The EU’s founding treaty promised prosperity and this is what was sold to the citizens of Europe and so its leaders have failed quite spectacularly on this front.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gulf Keystone toast & shagging Cheryl Cole & the entire Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad

Published 1022 days ago

It looks as if shareholders will very soon hear the final grim news at Gulf Keystone (GKP). I first said sell at 180p and have been given grief all the way down. Folks can line up to apologise to me in an orderly queue. I discuss who is to blame and what happens next. Then it is onto the reason Brexit is not the real issue, there is an elephant in the room and its European but its on the other side of the channel. That takes me to the UK deficit, Cheryl and the cheerleaders and my stance on equities.

Notes from Underground: Dy-No-Mite!

Published 1022 days ago

Week after week I complain that readers choose the soap opera story lines on ShareProphets over the hard journalism, or, at the very least, press play on Bearcast and zone out to the bliss of Tom's outrage. But this week, at the beguinning of the summer silly season, readers have chosen a real ShareProphets investigative story, Dynamite: Highlands Natural Resources: Tell us all about Mendell Energy Technologies LLC, as their number one read of the week. I'm proud of you.

InterQuest & Avesco – share tip of the year updates

Published 1025 days ago

Writing earlier this month, I remained optimistic on both of my share tips of the year. Post recent developments and amidst current market volatility, I now update…

Interquest Profits warning - but dividend secure

Published 1026 days ago

Maybe the drift in the share price ahead of Monday's profits warning from tech recruitment firm Interquest (ITQ) was telling us something. If so I'm sorry we did not hear it. The statement caused the shares to really tank. To over-react in my view.

Drink to This Tasty Share Which has Defeated the Post Brexit Panic.

Published 1026 days ago

Uncle Tom disagrees with me, but I never underestimate the power of the UK public and foreigners,f or that matter, to imbibe alcohol. My evidence is that every other customer at my local supermarket check-out has a basket full of cans and bottles and often little else. 

Video: Nigel Farage Brexit victory speech to EU Parliament

Published 1027 days ago

Nigel Farage was on good form today as he sticks it to the overpaid parasites in the EU parliament. Enjoy his victory speech

Shall Shell Shares Soar? Sure They Should. (Trying Saying That Aloud)

Published 1027 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.

Currency Debasement as the Real Driver Behind Gold & Brexit good news

Published 1028 days ago

We have had the deepest and longest decline in the history of commodity equity markets. Just recently we have confirmed a breakout in the space and there is much more room to run. The pattern is similar to 2002 where the mining stocks doubled and everybody thought they had missed the boat, when in reality there were years of powerful gains ahead.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - how much does a fishing rod cost?

Published 1028 days ago

I ask that question just to make a point about discretionary consumer spending and as part of a discussion about Fishing Republic (FISH). I also cover Domino's Pizza (DOM),  Biome (BIOM), Foxtons (FOXT), EasyJet (EZJ) as well as more post Brexit coverage following up on points made at the weekend HERE 

The start of the beginning, Golden times and a DIY recession

Published 1028 days ago

I have said for a long time that accommodative monetary policy completely removes the burden from politicians that would require them to actually make difficult decisions around fiscal reforms, and now Standard & Poor's is saying the same thing.

Poor Jocasta & Rupert are going to get fired - Foxtons Profits Warning (blames BoJo)

Published 1028 days ago

Oh dear, all those posh kids who were too thick to do anything else and ended up working at upmarket London Estate Agents Foxtons are going to get fired. It is almost P45 time for the young toffs as a dreadful profits warning is out today which, utterly unfairly, blames Brexit. Bloody Boris Johnson. He's not only screwed half the woman in London now he's fucked Foxton's too. The rotter.

Empiric Student Property - Navigating Brexit and interest rate uncertainty

Published 1028 days ago

Crossing the radar this morning is a Brexit-related trading update from Empiric Student Property (ESP). This is a new-ish REIT which has been listed for only two years. It has been a fairly steady performer so far, although the share price swung wildly around the referendum news.

Brexit - The Shares Which Could Rise and Those that May Fall.

Published 1028 days ago

Hello Share Dollies. We are entering the uncharted waters of Brexit. But captains of ships still have a raft (sic) of experience to draw upon, even when you don’t have a map. This is how Columbus discovered the Colonies. One thing - and they’re aren’t many of them - how I score over the vast majority of my colleagues is long experience of what has previously happened in our great game. I have observed the charts, day in day out for so many years that the only interruption of my studies is the couple of weeks when I courted Ann Boleyn.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Go ahead start sacking the investment bankers, I'd pay to watch

Published 1029 days ago

No lightning strikes today, thank God. What was he punishing me for? I start by discussing Richard Poulden's excellent letter on why folks are so angry so backed Brexit, but it is a wider issue as you can read here. Then I discuss liquidity in an investment company's portfolio, ref Teathers Financial (TEA) and finally I challenge the banks to make good their Brexit threat to fire investment banksters. I will pay for a ticket to watch but I explain why it was always a spoof. It won't happen.

Black Swan Newsletter: BREXIT Edition "they are as mad as hell"

Published 1029 days ago

In the 1976 film Network, newscaster Howard Beale persuades the nation to stand up for themselves, open a window and shout: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” All over the West this is how people feel. That is what the BREXIT vote is really about: it has precious little to do with an In/Out vote on the EU and certainly it is not the result of any rational analysis on the part of either side of the campaign.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chatting to Mark Slater & struck by lightning mid recording

Published 1030 days ago

Well that is a first. You can hear mid recording how my house was struck by lightning. The light flickered, the crash was audible and plaster fell from the ceiling around me. What is God punishing me for? Do not answer that. Elsewhere I look at company's reporting in a tardy fashion next week and what that means and a chat with Mark Slater on Brexit and shares. 

No!, You Do Not Have Permission to Panic, Corporal Jones. Ref: Brexit

Published 1030 days ago

Hello Share Flexers. Well, that was turn-up and no mistake. Did anyone really expect us to leave Europe? Certainly not the bookies.They are rarely wrong in political matters, but they were this time. The odds started out very favourably to Brexit punters, then shortened, but on the eve of the big vote, Paddy Power was offering 8 to 1 on for remaining and five to one against leaving. Boy did they get it wrong!

Tom Winnifrith Independence day Bearcast 3 - housebuilders vs gold miners

Published 1031 days ago

In the third bearcast of today's trilogy celebrating Independence Day I look at stocks or rather at two sectors - gold miners and house builders. One is soaring the other tanking. Is this all Brexit related? Or any of it? Could both trends accelerate? I focus on the house builders and explain exactly how bubbles collapse and this is a bubble. But do not blame Brexit for the collapse. All bubbles have to implode in the end. 

We'd like to be right behind Liz Hurley - Vote Brexit today

Published 1032 days ago

Liz Hurley has released a charming new portrait below as she has explained why she is voting for Brexit. Your current and next editors (Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore) stand firm with Ms Hurley and urge you to ignore all the lies from Dodgy Dave Cameron and have faith in your own country, the word's fifth largest economy, and in your countrymen and countrywomen. Please vote to leave the EU today. 

The Yorkshire Firm with An Important Tool in the Fight Against the Zika Virus.

Published 1032 days ago

On the day of the big Brexit vote, the best shares for me to bring to your notice are the ones which staying in or coming  should make no difference. One company which fits this bill and which has just made an exciting announcement is Avacta (AVCT). I have brought this life science outfit to your attention before. And so far not much has happened to the share price.

Which shares to buy and sell on Brexit vote?

Published 1033 days ago

As the vote on the UK’s inclusion in the E.U. draws closer, markets and world leaders are growing nervous. Many figure heads have been condemned for airing their views on how the people of the UK should vote.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: IGAS this is a disaster & a last passionate appeal on Brexit

Published 1033 days ago

I start this bearcast by being nice to a bunch of folks: the bosses of Nostra Terra (NTOG), Mirada (MIRA), a junior doctor and British Airways. Then I explain why today's news from IGAS is a disaster and heralds the shares being toast. Then take apart African Potash (AFPO) after being goaded by a poltroon on twitter. Finally a final impassioned but reasoned plea to you all to ignore the lies and smears and have faith in yourself and your country and to vote for Brexit tomorrow

Video: Back to 1975 & Project Fear, Labour MP Peter Shore then, have we learned nothing?

Published 1033 days ago

Like my grandfather Sir John Winnifrith, Peter Shore stood with Wedgie Benn back in 1975. The old trots were wrong about almost everything but on the EU they wanted out and they were right. In this video (hat tip Nigel Wray), Shore warns about Project Fear. Have we learned nothing from history. Nothing changes but tomorrow you can change history, defy the establishment and stand up for your own interests and that of Britain and vote for Brexit. If you are still wavering, watch Shore below and just reflect.

Why Britain Should Exit the EU (From an Irishman, in Friendship)

Published 1033 days ago

It is the final day of the campaign and most have likely made up their minds or indeed voted already. But please indulge me with a few reasons why I am in favour of Britain leaving the EU.

Video: Boris Johnson, tomorrow can be Independence day - Vote Brexit

Published 1033 days ago

From last night's debate the speech that set the thing alight. Forget the smears, forget the lies, forget Project Fear, just have faith in yourself and in your fellow Britons, you must surely vote Leave tomorrow. Watch this and can you disagree?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am utterly fecked off with everyone

Published 1034 days ago

I am not writing much today as I am 100% fecked off with everyone especially Ben Turney, Jason Drummond and lyin' George Osborne. Instead I finished my olive pruning. I think I am going to quit writing and become a full time olive pruner. I discuss Teathers Financial (TEA), the Brexit vote, Photo-Me (PHTM), Chemring (CHG), Churchill Mining (CHL), xCite Energy (XEL) and dog spreadbetting waste of space London Capital (LCG)

The Problem May Be Fixed with Inmarsat, Jim. Ahead Warp Factor 6.

Published 1034 days ago

Hello Share Squeezers. I have been a big fan of Inmarsat (ISAT) the  big satellite company. Over the last few years, it has made me loadsamoney. But as Uncle Tom rightly said a few months ago, the story has since changed to the company’s detriment. And the shares have lost a third of their value over the last half year.

Video: Is Dodgy Dave Cameron simply the most dishonest PM in history

Published 1035 days ago

Slippery Dodgy Dave just wont answer the questions. Is he the most dishonest PM in history. As you vote on Thursday ask yourself if you believe a word that this man says. If your answer is no, as mine was, you must vote for Brexit. The video shows classic Dodgy Dave from the weekend.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Brexit Bollocks from Gary Newman and the stench from Strat Aero & Regent Pacific (i.e Plethora)

Published 1037 days ago

I start with a discussion on how the sad events in Yorkshire may sway the Brexit vote before turning to Gary Newman's nonsense earlier today about Brexit, house prices and Foxtons (FOXT). Then it is onto a detailed look at Strat Aero (AERO) and also Regent Pacific, the new owner of Plethora (PLE) and in both cases its red flags ahoy big time.

A Brexit 'Yes' vote would be bad news for Foxtons

Published 1037 days ago

I’ve been fairly bearish on property in general for the past year or so, and whilst I was possibly a little premature in covering a couple of the larger estate agents as shorts, they have ultimately fallen since then.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - one week to Brexit?

Published 1039 days ago

Well fingers crossed anyway - I cannot claim to be hiding my views! The Mrs flies back to the UK today so normal full work service resumes tonight. Pro tem I have comments on Vast Resources (VAST), Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), PHSC (PHSC), XCite Energy (XEL), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Totally (TLY) and Skil Ports & Logistics (SPL).

Uncle Tom and the Pizza Hardman Are BOTH Right about Brexit - But I'm Not Worried About My Shares

Published 1040 days ago

Hello Share Fans. I've read the arguments against staying in the EU fromUncle Tom in the June UK Investor Mag. I've also studied the thoughts of the Pizza Hardman, Darrers for staying in. Both are damn good articles. But I can't make up my mind. I've had a bumper bet with William Hill that we will come out. I got 4 to one on that wager a couple of weeks ago. Seven days ago, I had another bet on us coming out and this time only got 13 to 8.

Igas – company update = shareholders set to take a bath. But just how bad is it?

Published 1041 days ago

This morning AIM-listed and overindebted Igas Energy (IGAS) released a company update RNS. There was some positive waffle about good progress on its five year shale developments plans, pointing investors to the recent planning permission given to Third Energy for fracking to be employed at a site in Yorkshire. But it is the parlous state of Igas’ finances that this RNS addresses. It looks grim.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Good journalism is not insider dealing & how to make money when we win the Brexit vote

Published 1044 days ago

I start with a look at how in stockmarket terms insanity begets insanity. No this is not how David Lenigas thinks of me and my mother but our case study here is Highland Natural Resources (HNR). I think explain why good journalism, that is to say breaking stories that are price sensitive, is not breaking the law. Finally as the polls move our way I ponder how you make money when team Brexit wins the EU referendum. One reason why I think we might win is how Labour voters are shifting and that is covered in a podcast on my own website HERE.

Flybe to the Moon and Let Me Play Among This Star.

Published 1044 days ago

Hello share switchers. During 2016, I've already suggested that you research a few airlines, as the signs are that most of them will do rather well in the next few years. We can mostly thank the low price of oil. But airports are getting busier all the time. And as many less-developed parts of the world become, well, more developed, more of their residents will want to hit the business and tourism trails.

Friday Caption Contest: Morbidly Obese 3 legged cat on Farage

Published 1045 days ago

I, Tom Winnifrith, may be in Greece and have voted anyway so what about those yet to vote such as my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley? Oakley scored last night's Boris vs the three witches contest as a win for Brexit but what about Farage's showing earlier in the week. The best caption for the picture below wins a signed photo from Oakley. The deadline is midnight tonight (Friday). Post away in the comments section.  

EU Supply – AGM trading update, can a discounted fundraising be avoided?

Published 1048 days ago

Having cautioned on shares in e-procurement software provider, EU Supply (EUSP) at 4.5p in January, I now update on the back of an “AGM Statement” announcement which sees them currently at 4.125p…

Aukett Swanke – half-year results, blaming Brexit uncertainty. Hmmm…

Published 1048 days ago

International practice of architects, interior designers and engineers, Aukett Swanke (AUK) has announced results for the six months ended 31st March 2016 and is “pleased to report another period of profitability”. The shares are currently down 18%, at 5.125p, in response though. Hmmm…

Pipes and Roads and Drains - Not a Burt Bacharach Song, But Possibly a Tasty Punt.

Published 1049 days ago

Hello Share Magnates. Time to take another peek at Hill and Smith (HILS). One reason is that most of its income comes from Britain and America. So a Brexit vote should not make much difference. This Midlands company builds roads. It also does pipes, drainage outlets, security hardware. crash barriers and fences. I last looked at this outfit 4 months ago. The share price has risen from 778p then to its present level of 910p. Still room to grow some more, in my view.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Inspired by a wavering wife: the full case for Brexit on June 23

Published 1050 days ago

My wife is wavering as to how she should vote on June 23rd. I hope I answer her points in this podcast as well as many others and explain why a Britain outside the EU would be better off, more democratic and more open to being part of a wider world. A free Britain can stand on its own two feet and thrive and be a far better member of the world community. I do hope that you all ignore the horrible smears and lies from Project Fear and vote, as I have done already, for Brexit on June 23.

There he goes again, Malcolm blaming Brexit for everything - he is just plain wrong

Published 1051 days ago

Last time it was the slowdown in house prices. Today it is the fact that UK equities are not rocketing that Malcolm Stacey is blaming on Brexit fears. His fellow Guardian reading Euro loons blame Brexit for slowing UK economic growth while Dodgy Dave blames it for an increased chance of World War Three. Maybe it is Brexit that is causing Cheryl Cole not to head out to the Greek Hovel for a night of passion with me?.Bloody Boris, you bastard: it is all your fault that I am not playing jiggy wiggy with the UK's leading chanteuse tonight.

Why Your Shares Might Not Fall For Much Longer - Ref: The Big Brexit Vote.

Published 1051 days ago

Hello Share Schemers. I read a very recent piece on this glittering website from Terrers the Frenchman. Readers of his occasional, but very well researched and detailed articles, will know that he usually takes the gloomy view. And this is what happened in Thierry’s latest interesting piece which points out that the Footsie is once again on the back foot. In his opinion things may just get worse before they come better. And yet, as he also mentions oil prices have risen and the S & P has been trading near highs. So what’s holding the Footsie back? Well, I think we all suspect it is the uncertainty over Europe.

Buy New River Retail

Published 1054 days ago

Hello Share Crashers. I don’t want to worry Brexit fans too much, but did you know that my bookie is offered me 4 to 1on Brits voting us out of Europe? And the odds for staying in - 6 to 1 on. If we come out, property prices may fall as rich Europeans, and possibly the rest of the world demure from buying stuff over here. As the bookies think we will be staying in - often a better guide than opinion polls - it seems to me that we might look for property comp[anies to invest in.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My Grandfather will spin in his grave as my father & I vote on Brexit today

Published 1057 days ago

I am back in the UK for the 50th Wedding Anniversary of my in-laws but on the way to the Grim North today my father says that he will be filling out his Brexit referendum postal vote in front of me. Touche, I have my papers too and will fill in my vote. Back in 1975 my father's father was a spokesman for leave. He will be spinning in his grave as his son, but not his grandson, votes today. I discuss that. Then I move onto Nick Hewer trying to stop old folks being scammed by unregulated boiler rooms. But what about regulated scammers. I go back to poor Mr Bagot, WH Ireland (WHI) and John Molyneux a broker who has retired a rich man having trashed the savings of Mr Bagot and others. Why is Molyneux not being hauled up before someone? What message does that send out?

FTSE 100 rebounds but fear of Brexit weighs on the index

Published 1062 days ago

After last Friday strong rally, the FTSE closed down yesterday. It seems the rally is running out of steam. Same thing in the S&P 500, I was expecting a rally near 2070, but the highest level yesterday was 2055 and the index closed down.

The silliest Brexit fib of the day - John Lewis lies to its 92,000 staff

Published 1064 days ago

John Lewis, which also owns Waitrose, has today lied to its 92,000 staff. It is such a demonstrably silly porkie that surely no-one can take it seriously? The polls, I fear, suggest that the wall of lies from Project Fear is starting to work. 

Notes from Underground: Yes we Khan

Published 1064 days ago

Last week I promised you a love letter to new London mayor Sadiq Khan. Actually, I don't have much to say about him other than if he drives Tom so mad, he must have some redeeming qualities. TW Note, I said I was glad Khan won, check your facts beardie,

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Even Cheryl Cole knows ( from personal experience) that George Osborne is talking bollocks on Brexit & House Prices

Published 1065 days ago

George Osborne says UK house prices will fall by 18% if we vote for Brexit. At every single conceivable level he is talking bollocks. Even the lovely Cheryl Cole can testify to that as I explain in today's podcast.

Brexit The Movie - in Full: Watch this and send to all your friends

Published 1069 days ago

In less than three days more than 150,000 people have watched this crowdfunded movie. Forget Government pro EU propaganda paid for with £10 million of YOUR cash. This is a compelling case for Brexit which did not cost you, the taxpayer, a cent. Watch it and pass on the link.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Petroceltic's O'Cathain blames others - bring out the piano wire for him

Published 1071 days ago

I start with a few comments on Brexit The Movie, noting how the EU has screwed the little guy across the continent but especially here in Greece. Then it is onto the pathetic bleatings of Mr O'Cathain of Petroceltic (PCI) and also a demented analyst from Cenkos. Both deserve piano wire. But what lessons do we learn from the wipeout of Petroceltic and their dismal attempt to gain forgiveness? 

Regulated people leading regulated lives: Brexit the Movie (excerpt)

Published 1072 days ago

The following video is hilarious but makes a rather serious point. Enjoy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 24 April: More Brexit lies as fraudster Rob Terry breaks cover: why?

Published 1092 days ago

I start this podcast with a bit of a reflection on one or two excellent pieces this weekend notably my own stuff on African Potash (AFPO) and the Horse Hill ramp but also the cracking piece today by Cynical Bear on Fast Forward (FFWD). In the bearcast I also look at a stack more Brexit lies as well as discussing why Rob Terry has broken cover and where the SFO is with its investigation into the fraudster.

My Old Man Said Follow the Van Hirer.

Published 1093 days ago

Hello Share Squeezers.  Having recently moved house with the aid of a hired furniture van, I can attest that there is a lot of competition out there. However, there is a large hirer of light commercial vehicles which seems a rather interesting play to me. It’s called Northgate (NTG) and it buys lorries, vans and cars which it rents to businesses and private drivers. Eventually it sells these vehicles. 

Jim Mellon & the EU: Piss off but we'll have your cash

Published 1095 days ago

My old pal Jim Mellon is an ardent Europsceptic who campaigns for Brexit although, as a resident of the Isle of Man, he cannot actually vote himself in the great referendum. But all power to his elbow and I am sure that his offshore donations will be put to good use. But there is surely some irony in today's announcement from SalvaRx (SALV) where Jim is the largest shareholder and chairman.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 16 April - The lessons for AIM of Phorm & George Osborne lies about mortgage rates for Project Fear

Published 1100 days ago

Im not feeling terribly well so this may be the only bearcast of the weekend. We shall see. However I look at the Phorm debacle on AIM which saw £201 million sent to money heaven. I name the guilty men and look at the lessons learned (or ignored if you are AIM Regulation). Then I show why George Osborne is lying about mortgage rates under Brexit as he wages war for Project Fear.

Bulletin Board Moron OR Project Fear anti Brexit lunatic contest of the week - can you beat rentboy loving Lord Browne?

Published 1120 days ago

Let's widen the scope of the Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest this time to include the most ludicrous claims made by those in Project Fear, the campaign against Brexit. Yesterday Lord Browne of BP infamy claimed that leaving the EU meant that we might see another Auschwitz (see HERE) - can you trump that for scaremongering? Or do you just want to settle for nominating a common or garden Bulletin Board Moron who did not stiff shareholders with a bill for his rentboy? Whatever..please post all entries in the comments section below. Last week's contest...

Will Berkeley Square House Price Worries in the South East? I Think They Just Might.

Published 1136 days ago

Hello Share Twiddlers. I've long advocated a low p/e ratio as a good sign that a share might be worth buying. Though sometimes a high number is not always a discouragment, as we also have to consider the chances of the company under review really taking off in the future.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 8 March: Solgold & Rose Petroleum - just doing the ffing maths!

Published 1139 days ago

It is International Women's Day and I ponder how to celebrate now that the Mrs has cooked my breakfast and been made aware that my West Ham shirt needs cleaning. Then to the markets. Solgold (SOLG ) announced its placing last night - as I flagged it would at the weekend HERE - next up is Rose Petroleum (ROSE) where I flagged up the timing of the placing it must surely announce soon 90 days ago HERE. It is just about doing the bloody maths. I have a detailed look at Audioboom (BOOM) and then have a new message for the disgraced failed CEO pig that is [email protected] My other podcast to which I refer on why the sordid deal with Turkey MUST make you vote for Brexit is HERE

The End of Alchemy - Gold's got your back

Published 1140 days ago

The Brexit vote is a distraction and we are in danger of the distraction of reorganising the pebbles on the beach whilst a great tsunami bears down behind us. Rather than focusing on whether or not we should remain in Europe, the decision should be more about how we participate and ultimately shape the economic grouping that will come after the Euro single currency breaks up and the European community has to become more accountable and economically functional.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 25 Feb: Bingo Bango Bongo & the lie of Business against Brexit

Published 1151 days ago

I end with a look at Bango (BGO) and why I would not be tempted. I start with a look at the markets and why I remain a bear avec mon ami le grenouille Thierry, despite the markets having a big up day. Most of the podcast is dedicated to taking apart the establishment managers and other lunatics who make up the 200 business-persons against Brexit. They are wrong and they do NOT speak for business. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 20 Feb - Who do you think you are kidding Mr Cameron, if you think old England's Done

Published 1156 days ago

Mr Cameron went to Brussels asking for little and came back with less. He is lying if he says otherwise and should be viewed with contempt. The reporting of this episode by the biased BBC and especially the loathsome Kayta Adler was a disgrace and reason enough not to pay your license fee. 80% of FTSE 100 bosses and the CBI said they would back Cameron even before he got his "deal". In this podcast I explain why these suits do not speak for British business and why all folks on the left or right or those who believe in liberty, freedom & truth should tell Cameron where to stick it and vote for Brexit.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 17 Feb - If we vote for Brexit will Emma Thompson please fuck off & live in Germany?

Published 1159 days ago

It is now 48 hours without nicotine and lefty luvvie Emma Thompson attracts my ire. there is also comment on the Horse Hill ramping and Leni-maths, the tobacco smugglers at Afriag (AFRI), Fusionex (FXI), Adolf Hitler's business cards, Iofina (IOF), Petroceltic (PCI), Environmental Recycling (ENRT), Edenville (EDL), Tertiary (TYM), Totally (TLY) and Igas (IGAS).

New UKIP Attack video - the 2 faced David Cameron Special

Published 1390 days ago

For the n'th time I do not support UKIP and neither does the druid Getafix although I see today that he has joined the forces of Euroscepticsm - welcome aboard Malcolm. However, UKIP attack videos are a hoot and the latest one exposes the two faces of Call Me Dave when it comes to a Brexit referendum as you can see below.


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