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Published 2 days ago
When it comes to precious metals, all the attention has seemingly been on gold and silver recently, but I think that people are making a mistake if they ignore platinum and the possible upside there.
Published 39 days ago
With any AIM listed natural resources company it is always interesting to look at where the company is at this point in time when compared to the accumulated losses of the business since it started.
Published 41 days ago
Jubilee Platinum (JLP) last week announced a $50 million funding package to grow its metals recovery business. Oh no Riverfort! Said the snipers. Death spirals, yak, yak, yak. They have it wrong. This deal is, if you read the detail, good news.
Published 54 days ago
Sylvania Platinum (SLP) is a company which I’ve followed for quite some time and hold shares in myself - and I view today’s unexpected acquisition news as being positive for the company moving forwards.
Published 100 days ago
Shares in Jubilee Platinum (JLP) have taken a bit of a battering in recent months, but I can still see plenty of upside here on any sort of positive reversal in platinum prices, and it is also worth remembering that other platinum group metals have been more robust.
Published 130 days ago
Lonmin (LMI) is a company that I have followed closely for several years, but after the latest updates this week, and with platinum still looking weak, I wouldn’t be in any rush to buy.
Published 149 days ago
I’ve been a fan of Sylvania Platinum (SLP) since early last year and during that time the share price has doubled, and the latest operations update has certainly done nothing to alter my view of the company.
Published 169 days ago
URU Metals (URU) seems to have this RNS lark cracked – if the market hates the first one that you issue, then just word it slightly differently and release news about the same project again the following day. You really couldn’t make it up!
Published 202 days ago
Lonmin PLC (LMI) was one of my best performing share tips during 2016, and following the recent pullback I think it is well worth another look.
Published 206 days ago
I have not been terribly complimentary about NEX listed Afriag (AFRI) but you need a heart of stone not to go aaaaaagh at this photo and act of kindness below. Over to the SA press which reports:
Published 331 days ago
Goldplat (GDP) has announced an “Operational Update” for the three months ended 30th September, with CEO Gerard Kisbey-Green “very pleased with the progress made on all areas of strategic focus as we continue to improve our operational efficiencies, increase processing capacity and ultimately build our profitability”…
Published 332 days ago
I’ve been a fan of Sylvania Platinum (SLP) for some time now and it is a company in which I hold shares myself, and after the latest update I see no reason to change that stance.
Published 417 days ago
Unfortunately with many AIM companies these days, news is hyped up so much that when it actually arrives it can rarely meet the expectations of investors.
Published 424 days ago
There would appear to be an increasingly common correlation between CEOs who freely indulge in podcasts, interviews and courting private investors, and those same PIs getting screwed a short while later!
Published 471 days ago
One of the key demands from major shareholder Sir Stelios has been that Fastjet (FJET) hires a competent new CEO. While it has taken longer than expected, we have breaking news today via RNS that a new CEO has indeed been found. From an operational point of view, this should be a game-changer.
Published 482 days ago
Lonmin (LMI) shares have had a fantastic run since the start of the year, but if you haven’t already cashed in now might be the time to start thinking about it.
Published 490 days ago
Platinum prices have recovered very well since the early part of the year and have been consistently trading at above the $1,000 area, a big increase on the lows of around $810 that we saw.
Published 564 days ago
Hello Share Plungers. Miners have had a really bad time of it. But the thing about bad times is that there are cycles at work and bad times can become good times. The tragedy is that recoveries only rarely equal and, even more unusually, exceed pre-crash levels.
Published 651 days ago
Fridays focus of ramping for David Lenigas was AIM listed AfriAg (AFRI) But what is this company and who is involved? I sense the ghost of LonRho, what follows makes this an uber-bargepole stock
Published 654 days ago
Scrambling to keep their lifestyle funding rolling, the directors of Motive Television (MTV) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding “to provide educational content to tablet users in South Africa, with possible further expansion throughout Africa to follow”. Convenient timing hey, just as the company seeks to conclude discussions with holders of £2.98 million of convertible loan notes which mature on 31st December…
Published 791 days ago
It can be tempting to buy into a large company that has seen its share price tumble and looks cheap. But usually it is very hard to predict where the bottom is once some of these companies have been in a downward spiral for a prolonged period of time, and that would seem to be the case with Lonmin (LMI).
Published 1118 days ago
Goldplat (GDP) has been in decline since mid-2012, but now seems to have settled at its lowest point in more than five years and could be worth a look. The AIM-listed company is actually profitable and debt-free through its gold recovery businesses in South Africa and Ghana (although not overall). However the share price now sits at around 4p, leaving Goldplat with a market cap of under £7 million, a far cry from the highs of over 16p in 2012.
Published 1121 days ago
Bombed-out Coal of Africa (CZA) is turning the corner in its struggle to eliminate past losses and surmount a raft of problems. The company could soon start creating value for patient shareholders from its two billion tonnes of coal in South Africa’s Limpopo province.
Published 1146 days ago
Platinum mining in South Africa has been a decidedly challenging business of late, with a prolonged miners’ strike rising costs and weak prices combining to sap confidence at many companies. One exception to the sombre tone is AIM-quoted Sylvania Platinum (SLP), whose Chief Executive Officer Terry McConnachie sounds in robust mood, as he suggests the company could receive an official mining right approval for its five to six million-oz. Volspruit open-cast platinum group metals (PGM) project in South Africa’s Bushveld region ‘within one to three weeks‘.
Published 1159 days ago
When I penned my observations on Anglos American (AAL) the mining giant last week, my favourable impression of the company and its shares was partly based on the assumption that the management would be disposing of its old, inefficient and troublesome platinum mines that have hung about the company’s neck like a ton of bricks. Now we have reports that the company plans to sell off three shafts in the Rustenburg area of South Africa, further confirming my ‘good value’ estimation at the then share price of 1514p. Last seen the Anglo American share price was 1583p; up 4.5% in about a week and intimating a further challenge to recent one year share price resistance, at just above 1600p (have a look).
Published 1160 days ago
Today I update you on two companies that I believe are still strong buys - the shares of both could gain 150%. Ferrum Crescent (FCR) and Bushveld Minerals (BMN) are both South African mining companies with excellent resource bases at developed stages and have massive upside potential.
Published 1163 days ago
Water, though vital for life, can present formidable problems in mining, as Central Rand Gold (CNRD) has recently found to its cost. However, chief executive Johan du Toit sounds confident the company is surmounting the threat posed by surging underground water levels to mining a gold resource of potentially more than 30 million oz. in South Africa’s Central Rand goldfields.