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DFS – profit warning, but reckons growth expectations for next year are still “realistic”. Hmmm…

Published 97 days ago

“Trading Update” announcement from DFS Furniture (DFS) includes that “we believe our expectations for the next financial year are realistic”. The shares are though currently more than 20% lower at around 200p, with the announcement also updating that “the trading environment has however recently weakened beyond our expectation, with significant declines in store footfall leading to a material reduction in customer orders”. Uh oh…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the 40 year golden age of the entrepreneur is over: time to pack up

Published 101 days ago

Having reflected on the General Election for 24 hours it is clear that the people have spoken. The national mood is ugly. Folks really do want to support "freefor" parties - whatever you want free for you. They want this funded by sticking the bill on the UK's credit card and by punishing the rich and by that they mean folks who risk their capital to start businesses. The mood is against us and it will get worse. The writing is on the wall. Up and down the country folks like me are thinking it is time to start packing it all in. 

Winner of the general election caption contest - Theresa May the worst Tory leader in history edition

Published 102 days ago

This photo inspired many, many fine entries to this caption contest. But there can be only one winner. And I think the winning entry pretty much summed up May's attitude to this election.

Tom Winnifrith General Election ffing disaster Bearcast Part 2 - the real economy, stockmarket and forex impact

Published 102 days ago

In part one of this two part bearcast I looked at the political ramifications of last night's disaster. Now in this podcast I look at the implications for the real economy, for sterling, for the housing market and for the stockmarket from FTSE 100 stocks down to AIM.

Extended by 24 hours: Final general election caption contest - Worst Tory leader in history edition

Published 102 days ago

Okay, one more. Caption this photocomposite of Theresa May. The deadline is now midnight 9th June in honour od the worst Tory leader in history.

Tom Winnifrith General Election ffing disaster Bearcast part 1 - The political implications: Bojo for PM

Published 102 days ago

Well I got this wrong and what a total fucking disaster the Election was. I am now taking bookings for those who want to emigrate and move in with the snakes at the Greek Hovel. In part 1 of this bearcast I look at what went wrong with my analysis and with the result and what happens next politically. Thank heavens for the good men of Ulster say I. But I am not sure how long Mrs May can last

General Election Discussion Thread

Published 103 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.

Winner of General Election caption contest: Three apologists for murder edition

Published 104 days ago

This bloody, messy election campaign is finally over, as are our election caption contests. I think this last one pretty much sums up everyone's mood. But someone has to come in first.

Placing my bets with Betfair on the General Election

Published 104 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.

New General Election caption contest: Three apologists for murder edition

Published 105 days ago

Caption the photo of these three apologists for terror. Sadly it is headshots only so does not show the blood on their hands. The deadline is midnight tonight. Post away in the comments section below.

Winner of the general election caption contest: Grab a cuppa Corbyn

Published 106 days ago

This is so unfair. We run a nice picture of Jeremy Corbyn with a sack of Yorkshire's finest and all everyone can do is make fun of him. At least the winning caption is nice.

Why I am voting Conservative at the General Election and you should too

Published 106 days ago

Shareprophets reader Jonathan Price has already put the case for voting Lib Dem. Crackpot lefty Darren Atwater has put the case for voting for the terrorist's friends in Labour. Now it is over to Andrew Bell, the son of a Tory MP, who puts the case for voting for the Conservatives. Over to Mr Bell:

New general election caption contest: Grab a cuppa Corbyn

Published 107 days ago

Caption this photo of Jeremy Corbyn seriously compromised with copious amounts of his drug of choice as he tackles terrorism in hiw own unique way. The deadline is midnight tonight.

Winner of the General Election caption contest: Which one is the weakest link? - is it the BBC audience selection impartiality officer?

Published 110 days ago

Apparently the demographics that make up ShareProphets dovetails nicely with those that like game shows, as we had an bounty of entries. But only one can be the strongest link.

New caption contest: Which one is the weakest link? - is it the BBC audience selection impartiality officer?

Published 111 days ago

Caption this collection of job seekers trying to impress the boss into removing the incumbent (not shown.) Deadline is midnight tonight.

Winner of General election Caption Contest: Jezza's on the Pitch

Published 111 days ago

Obviously ShareProphets readers are big, big fans of Jeremy Corbyn - why else would readers make so many comments of Jeremy haplessly kicking a ball? But someone had to win.

New General election Caption Contest: Jezza's on the Pitch

Published 112 days ago

Caption this elegant photo of Jeremy Corbyn playing what was once a beautiful game. Deadline is midnight tonight.

General Election Caption Contest Winner: Gruesome twosome, Katie Hopkins and Jeremy Corbyn

Published 115 days ago

Well, apparently these two have few fans on ShareProphets as you can see from the submissions. But we've selected a first time winner.

New General Election caption contest: Katie Hopkins & Jeremy Corbyn, or which one is the gruesome one?

Published 116 days ago

Caption this photo of a gruesome, delusional waste of space and a person who just tells it like it is. Deadline is midnight tonight (Saturday 27 May). I suspect that TW and myself disagree about which is which. TW Note - This is a picture of "No beauty in the two beasts."

The graph that makes the case for Not Voting at all - the three main parties are ALL deficit denying liars

Published 124 days ago

The graph below is terrifying and makes a strong case for not voting at all in the General Election. It tracks the tax burden - the amounts the State takes from its citizens as a percentage of GDP. This is horrifying.

Labour's manifesto doesn't just make sense, it adds up

Published 126 days ago

The Tory-controlled media has been working overtime to convince voters that Labour wants a return to the bad old days of the 70s, with its fox hunts, its universities for the elites, and, wait... that's not right. Oh yes, the Tory-controlled media says that the Labour manifesto is a pinko-commie cloud-cookoo land fiscal LSD dream. It turns out that it is not.

Winner of the General Election Caption Contest - Jeremy Corbyn unveils his new battle bus edition

Published 127 days ago

There can be no winners with this edition of the Caption Contest, as the entries show. Only the least horrible.

General Election Caption Contest - Jeremy Corbyn unveils his new battle bus edition

Published 128 days ago

Caption this photo of Jezza Corbyn's new battle bus borrowed from his pals in the IRA. Deadline is midnight tonight. Entries showing a complete lack of taste will stand a greater chance of winning

How Will The UK General Election Affect Your Shares?

Published 128 days ago

The starting gun on the next general election has been fired so unexpectedly that the report has been felt throughout the country. But the first tangible response was a swift rally in the pound, putting pressure on the UK stock market.

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

Published 137 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.

New General Election caption contest: Diane Abbott on Countdown edition

Published 140 days ago

Caption this photo of Labour star Diane Abbott on Countdown . The deadline for entries, in the comments section below, is midnight tonight.

Winner: General Election Caption Contest: A bearded, terrorist loving, commie lunatic we all despise - and the other man is Gerry Adams

Published 143 days ago

In a story of two Jerrys there can be only once caption contest winner. Read the funny, but losing, comments here. But the winner is...

General Election Caption Contest Winner: UKIP's Paul Nutter confirms he is standing in General Election edition

Published 144 days ago

The quantity of contributions was high, but we have declared of winner of the caption contest.

New Caption Contest: UKIP's Paul Nutter confirms he is standing in General Election edition

Published 145 days ago

Caption this polished politician in the comments below. The deadline is midnight tonight.

General Election Caption Contest Winner: Unerringly accurate photo

Published 146 days ago

There were a lot of funny entries in this Caption Contest, and it was a pleasure to have such plentiful options. Yet, this caption stood out.

New General Election Caption Content: Unerringly accurate photo

Published 147 days ago

Caption this very accurate and not at all cropped photo of some nice Tories in the comments below. The deadline is midnight tonight.

General Election Caption Content: Knock at your own risk if your leader is an IRA apologist

Published 147 days ago

Seen on the streets this week...Leave your own caption in the comments below. Deadline is midnight Tuesday, 25 April.

Caption Contest: Can you see the benefits? Vote Labour in the General Election?

Published 152 days ago

The subjects of the Channel 4 Mancunian documentary Shameless are featured in this spoof Labour advertisement. can you offer a more suitable caption? Post your answers in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight (Friday)

How the Snap Election Will Affect Your Share Prices

Published 154 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 154 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? Er...no.

Live from Greece: PM Tsipras quits & calls General Election, the madness gets worse

Published 761 days ago

I landed in Greece on Tuesday. Within 48 hours the loathsome Blair like lying snake of a PM Alex Tsipras had quit, barring a miracle we will have a second General Election in 2015 on September 20th.

The House View - The General Election mattered not a jot

Published 829 days ago

Crack out the champagne, the Tories have won and can govern unhindered by those pesky Liberal Democrats! That seemed to be very much the view on 8th May but five weeks later what has really changed for Britain?

Rejoice, Rejoice – The Tories Win

Published 866 days ago

At 7 AM it is clear that the Tories are going to be able to govern alone for five more years. As someone who runs a small business, who would like the economy to prosper, to see jobs created and the deficit cut and who wants us all to have a say on Europe I rejoice. My only regret is that I was not with her wife and her lefty pals at their election night party as they tried to work out how to but the corks back in the champagne bottle.

Tom Winnifrith BearCast -May 7th

Published 866 days ago

Hi apologies for the podcast delay, after a long trek down to the Mani I fell asleep. In this bury bad news on General Election day podcast I look at news from Red Rock Resources, African Copper and a laughable statement from SCS Upholstery. I also cover the China frauds, specifically Camkids and Naibu but also Sorbic, JQW, China Chaintek and Jiasen and have a message for Alan Green about a motorbike upgrade. And I cover New World Oil & Gas

Tom Winnifrith BearCast - May 6th

Published 867 days ago

A relatively brief Bearcast today for reasons that I explain in full. But I do cover why Coms needs to fess up on a number of matters NOW and what happens tomorrow in the General Election. I should be up and running by 8.30 AM GMT from The Mani in Greece and will be writing and bearcasting from there for the next month.

Why I am voting UKIP

Published 868 days ago

And today we conclude our series from contributors to this site on how they are voting in the General Election with an offering from Graham Perch on why he is supporting UKIP.

Thursday 7th May – a good day to bury bad news: how many profits warnings?

Published 868 days ago

Tomorrow morning as the General Election polls open I shall be sitting in sunny Kalamata preparing to head out to see the snakes at the Greek Hovel. Fear not Theo Clarke (Con) and Perry Hicks (Con) my postal votes are already in. But on this day many in the City will be away from their desks trying to get the vote out and many investors will be looking elsewhere. In the words of a Labour spin doctor on 9/11 “it will be a good day to bury bad news” and I am told that a number of companies are already planning to do just that.  However…

Why I am not voting at all in the General Election

Published 870 days ago

Recently we have been bombarded with adverts on TV and radio reminding us to make sure that we are all registered to vote in the forthcoming general election. But I find myself increasingly questioning just how much difference it really makes. 

Bulletin Board and General Election Moron of the Week - Round 18

Published 870 days ago

By popular demand it is back but for the next two weeks we add a General Election twist. As ever the rules are simple. Filthylucre and Bananabob cannot post their own comments on this website as entries as they are just too good. But any other comment on a Bulletin Board or twitter is eligible.  But we also allow you to post any comment made by a politician during the Election campaign which is self-evidently ludicrous and unjustifiable. The most ludicrous or idiotic statement wins. We knew Vince Cable would come in handy one day. Although that mad Aussie who leads the Greens gives crazy old Vince a good run for his money.

Why I have already voted Conservative

Published 871 days ago

We continue our series on why various ShareProphets writers are voting for a range of parties on May 7th. I asked for a postal vote and so I have already voted and I voted Tory. Since I view the entire political class with contempt the main reason for voting Tory was to annoy my Labour voting wife. But there are actually three more serious reasons why everyone should vote Tory in the General Election.

Why I shall vote Liberal Democrat in the General Election

Published 873 days ago

We have asked a number of ShareProphets columnists to justify how they are voting next week. We start our series with guest columnist Jonathan Price who explains why he is voting Lib Dem. 

More free booze, food, PR birds and Galanatas Gold, OPG Power & Savannah Resources on offer on May 6

Published 875 days ago

Want to drown your sorrows 24 hours before the General Election? Want to visit the food and drink bank for the investing classes, chat to a couple of fluffy PR birds and hear presentations by three PLCs? It is nothing to do with me as I shall be in Greece but if you are in London?

Bulletin Board & General Election Moron of the Week (17) announced

Published 878 days ago

Maybe I did not make the General Election element of this contest clear. Merely pointing out policies that do not stack or the general duplicity of Call Me Dave or insanity of Vince Cable/The Greens does not win – we need a specific quote that is self-evidently insane.  Please do better this week HERE. And thus the winner of last week’s contest is…

Bulletin Board & General Election moron of the week - contest 17

Published 879 days ago

By popular demand it is back but for the next two weeks we add a General Election twist. As ever the rules are simple. Filthylucre and Bananabob cannot post their own comments on this website as entries as they are just too good. But any other comment on a Bulletin Board or twitter is eligible.  But we also allow you to post any comment made by a politician during the Election campaign which is self-evidently ludicrous and unjustifiable. The most ludicrous or idiotic statement wins. We knew Vince Cable would come in handy one day.

Oil, Building and Life Sciences – That’s the Way to Do it!

Published 881 days ago

Hello Share Breakers. Well, the strain was too much for me. I said earlier that I had turned a lot of my shares into cash. It seemed I had moved overnight from being a bull to a bear.

This house believes that if you own shares you should vote Labour in the General Election - UK Investor debate video

Published 882 days ago

To the cockney boyz 4-3, To the cockney boyz 4 -3! After a resounding victory this year, I am now one ahead in my annual show debates against my very good friend Richard Poulden. The motion this year was "This house believes that if you own shares you should vote Labour in the General Election". Comrade Poulden won the toss and elected to speak in favour of the motion, I opposed

If you own shares you should vote Labour: The Poulden vs Winnifrith debate on Saturday

Published 888 days ago

Some last minute changes to the schedule for UK Investor this Saturday the 18th include the annual Richard Poulden vs Tom Winnifrith debate which this year is in a 100 person room on the 3rd floor (the stands floor) not on the main stage. The Motion is “This house believes that if you own shares you should vote Labour in the General Election.”

Is The Share Party Over? – For the Time Being.

Published 890 days ago

Hello Share Compadres. It is not really expected from me, I know, but I have been getting edgy about the performance of shares lately.

Andrew Monk of VSA Resources promises to emigrate if Labour wins...Reasons to back Red Ed No 1

Published 891 days ago

I see that Andrew Monk of VSA Resources is today saying that he will emigrate if Labour wins the General Election. Normally Jim Davidson makes a similar pledge. That almost makes me tempted to back the People’s Party. Just wondering who else has promised to leave the Country if the Reds triumph on May 7? If any one of:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - General Election lies

Published 898 days ago

This is not the most important election ever. It matters little who wins. None of the parties are going to do anything about the big issues of slashing spending on welfare, the pensions ponzi, education or the NHS. All will continue the UK's slide to insolvency. None understand who creates wealth. That is the subject of today's podcast.

Savills shares set to fall in 2015

Published 946 days ago

Currently I have a negative outlook on UK property in the shorter term and that makes Savills (SVS) an attractive shorting opportunity. It is the UK’s leading estate agent and one of the biggest in the world, based on turnover, but with the share price very close to an all time, currently at around 712p and a market cap of just under £1 billion, this FTSE250 company looks over-valued to me.

Foxtons is a sell

Published 961 days ago

Current opinions on the direction of the UK property market over the coming year certainly wouldn’t send me rushing to invest in any estate agents. That is even more the case when you look at London, and especially high-end properties, and is why I currently see Foxtons Group (FOXT) as a sell and would expect the share price to drift during 2015.

Some Super Shares to Choose in the Election Countdown.

Published 967 days ago

Hello Share Scramblers. The general election is creeping up on us like a fog around Dracula's castle. As a result we can expect some turbulent days for the old share prices.

Evil Knievil’s top two shorts for 2015

Published 992 days ago

As we head into 2015, infamous bear raider Evil Knievil and I had a brief chat this morning about his top shorting ideas for 2015.

Spread Bet Pick: Look out for berries and buy Centrica at 312.8p!

Published 1128 days ago

I last covered Centrica (CNA) in early February. I suggested it was a buy at 311p. This proved to be a profitable trade more quickly than I anticipated. Now that the share price is recovering from its latest drop, I have a slightly alternative indicator for going long; the explosion of berries growing in trees!

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