The December 2017 edition of the UK Investor Magazine is now live: What will Father Christmas be putting in the stockings of the writers of ShareProphets, nine share tips , plus sexism at the BBC
Eagle Eye Solutions – a trading update it “is pleased to announce”, but how’s that cash position going?
Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Natch the deadwood press showers me with praise over today's Quindell News: pigs will fly first
Published 130 days ago
Mr H Khan appears not to realise that tweeting out boasts about how his FTSE short paid out thanks to London, i.e.the terrorist attack at Parsons Green, is more than a bit tasteless. I tweeted a suitable reply as you can see below.
Published 228 days ago
Hello Share Tellers. With house prices falling, it may seem adventurous to keep on recommending selected builders to your attentions. But if you pick your builder carefully, there is every reason to expect their business to boom.
Published 314 days ago
I find myself back in London ahead of a big event tonight as I explain HERE. So I am working at the pizza place now known as Wedge Issue and run by hipster Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater. It is most excellent and I commend it to you all if you are in Clerkenwell, although I am not sure I get this hipster business at all. I'm getting old. In the main podcast I look at why the LSE Asylum just does not work. In terms of stocks I cover Independent Resources (IRG), Nyota (NYO), FastForward (FFWD),Challenger (CHAL), the joke regulation one sees on the Standard List, Regency Mines (RGM) and some coal assets some folks think will go into the joke that is "New Worthington".
Published 322 days ago
Hello Share Shellers. Some of my formative years as a broadcaster were at BBC Radio Leeds. It was in the centre of that fair city in a shopping paradise called the the Merrion Centre. Happy days!
Published 359 days ago
Hello Share Pingers. For the last few years I’ve poured scorn on investing in most retail chains. This is because of the encroachment of on-line shopping. But I’ve changed my mind. For one thing the big retailers have built up blistering on-line operations of their own. They are putting up a strong front of competition to long-time on-line specialists like ASOS (ASC).
Published 375 days ago
Hello Share Ticklers. I’ve just bought a bit of the City of London Investment Group (CLIG). Those of you with long memories may remember I’ve previously a piece or two commending this holding company to your further researches.
Published 378 days ago
Already down to sub 100p having commenced 2016 at 188p, has a full-year trading update helped shares in London estate agency Foxtons (FOXT) recover somewhat? Er, nope…
Published 423 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.
Published 425 days ago
I am not sure if this tape of a customer and his London stockbroker is kosher or not. It sounds real enough and I warn you that the language is awful. Even I would not use some of the words here. Enjoy
Published 450 days ago
So far I have been wrong about Purplebricks (PURP), but despite that I still view it as over-valued at the moment.
Published 469 days ago
Having recently been “very excited” to announce a second ‘Time Out Market’, Time Out Group (TMO) is now “absolutely delighted to announce that we will be bringing our unique Time Out Market format to London”. The following reviews with the stock market not particularly delighted – the shares currently 1.4% higher at 141p, still comfortably below the 150p June IPO price…
Published 494 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.
Published 498 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.
Published 516 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…
Published 523 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...
Published 526 days ago
Having slumped from 2p following a profit warning in May, shares in Ten Alps (TAL) are currently recovering slightly on the back of a “Closure of Ten Alps Media Limited” announcement...
Published 544 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.
Published 548 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.
Published 583 days ago
Hello Share Smashers. The big vote is only a gnat's bite away now. I'm still undecided. Perhaps I won't bother, as my dear old dad used to say that no election was ever decided by one vote, anyway. But any road up, it is not wise to either buy or sell shares at the moment, in my view. Not unless there is a pressing individual reason why a stock should be acquired ot dumped.
Published 585 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.
Published 602 days ago
This morning brings news of continued very high profitability at Telford Homes (TEF), the AIM-listed developer of London properties.
Published 819 days ago
Thanks entirely to the courageous investigative journalism of the snot gobbler Dan “microscopic cojones” McCrum at the FT, ex Globo (GBO) boss Costis Papadimitrakopoulos is now formally in the soup – the company has reported him for fraud to “the appropriate law enforcement agencies in the UK, Greece and Cyprus.”
Published 847 days ago
Interupted by fckwit PR men and a host of other things this is not a good day. But at least in 48 hours Pizza hardman Darren Atwater has the FSAL headache and I shall be away from acursed London and back in Bristol. On the podcast today: Outsourcery (OUT), Wandicso (WAND), Paragon Diamonds (PRG), Sefton Resources (SER), Fitbug (FITB), Koovs (KOOV), Boohoo.com (BOO), Daniel Stewart (DAN), Golden Saint Resources (GSR) and Blur (BLUR).
Published 897 days ago
Hello Share Sprigs. I become fed up with the number of people who tell me I should stop trading shares and invest in houses instead. A family member even told me this week ‘House prices never fall.’ But they jolly well do, don’t they?
Published 1118 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.
Published 1254 days ago
Hello Share Crashers: It is worth looking at house builders again. I think some of these companies will see a hefty rise in their share prices soon.Yes, I know that house prices have stabilised lately. In fact, the cost of London homes has just dipped. But surely we all expected that in the capital: property prices there were getting out of hand.