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Tom Winnifrith: a reader dares me to publish his explanation of why I'm talking bollocks

Published 5 days ago

I wonder if this reader is Malcolm Stacey in disguise? He seems a terribly optimistic fellow dismissing all my bear points made in today's bonus bearcast. Calling himself "KeepingTWhonest" he opines:

21st Century Technology – interims argue “significant improvement”, so why are the shares lower?

Published 465 days ago

Fleet and passenger systems technology company 21st Century (C21) has announced results for the first half of 2017 emphasising “significant improvement”. So why are the shares approaching 4% lower following the announcement, at 3.25p?...

Higher Hopes for the Man from the Pru

Published 599 days ago

Hello Share Troopers. I’ve long been a fan of British insurance giants. They are a chance to invest in the fast-moving financial world without too much fear of heavy fines and compensation payments for mis-selling and so on. Though, of course, there is an element of that.

Buy, Sell or Hold? Here's How to Make Those Awful Decisions.

Published 653 days ago

Hello Share Swingers. The most arduous element of share-shifting is having to make big decisions, knowing that the wrong choice can cost you thousands of pounds. But which is the correct way to make a choice? As the markets are not open at the weekend, this is a good time to examine the ensible way to make a your decisions in future.

Professor Stacey's Christmas Lecture

Published 716 days ago

Hello Share Jinglers. Look at a cat’s face.  Next, picture snow softly falling on a wood. Now imagine the Big Bang. All those zillions of bits and pieces flying through space. Then falling exactly into place to produce a world like ours in all its complexity and wonders of nature, for example: a spider making a web

Brammer – Q3 trading & financial position update, from bad to worse…

Published 794 days ago

Having joined industrial supplies distributor Brammer (BRAM) as CEO on 1st August, Meinie Oldersma has purportedly “been impressed by the market position and the expertise and the quality of people the group has built over the last few years”. However, the shares are currently more than 30% further down, at 87.5p, on the back of the “Update on Q3 Trading and Financial Position” announcement. Hmmm…

Guess the chart competition Monday - win a signed Sheriff of AIM Calling card

Published 812 days ago

Just a bit of fun, unless you are moronic enough to own this AIM disaster story. Here is the one year chart for a well known stock on AIM. All you have to do is guess it. To give you a hint it is 90% of the way to reaching fundamental value.Post your entries in the comments section below.  The first correct entry wins a signed Sheriff of AIM calling card.

Wishbone - why I am certainly not selling now : the maths are compelling

Published 820 days ago

We are almost 200% ahead on our investment in Wishbone Gold (WSBN) with the shares at 0.815p and I must admit that in recent weeks, I have, several times, thought about banking a few gains. But then came Thursday's statement from the company and I did the maths again - am I mad? This stock could still be extraordinarily cheap. Hear me out before you send for the men in flapping white coats.

William Hill is a Jolly Good Bookie, But I Still Won't buy its Shares

Published 843 days ago

My bookmaker is William Hill (WMH). I find it to be friendly, efficient and generous with its odds. And on the very rare occasion when I've found the service fell a bit short, customer service has been quick to rectify matters. I’ve also been doing rather well out of it lately, having bet that we would vote to leave the European Union at very attractive odds and quite reasonably betting against England and for Wales in that recent European football farrago.

Synety Group – new loan facility, announcement though substitutes the useful for the obvious & guff

Published 1026 days ago

Having first warned with the shares at 92.5p, I most recently updated on Synety Group (SNTY) with the shares at around 80p last month, questioning a cash crunch ahoy? (see HERE). The company has now made an announcement entitled “New loan facility”

Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Kennedy Ventures, Sweet Group, W Resources

Published 1059 days ago

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares in Kennedy Ventures (KENV), Sweet Group (CSG) and W Resources (WRES).

Zak Mir's Bull Call of the Day No. 2: Fulham Shore: 30p 2014 Price Channel Target

Published 1094 days ago

Fulham Shore is a stock which in the recent past I described in glowing terms, and it may be that as we head to the end of 2015 there could be a reasonable move to the upside.

Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Armadale Capital, Inspired Energy, Nanoco

Published 1095 days ago

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares in Armadale Capital (ACP), Inspired Energy (INSE) and Nanoco (NANO) setting share price targets for all three stocks.

Plastics Capital – interim numbers fail to impress & management greed even less so

Published 1098 days ago

Plastics Capital (PLA) has announced its results for the six months ended 30th September 2015. This was a stock Tom & I tipped on our ‘Nifty Fifty’ website but…

Motive Television – “Support Contract Renewal”, the PR puffery continues…

Published 1120 days ago

Having taken an ‘if at first they aren’t receptive, announce the news again’ approach last week, Motive Television (MTV) is today again back of the announcement trail as it seemingly again seeks to generate interest in its shares. I wonder why?…

Image Scan Holdings – “Pre Close Trading Update” = ‘Increased Loss Warning’

Published 1154 days ago

Having frequently warned on the stock, most recently HERE, shares in Image Scan Holdings (IGE) are currently more than 15% lower today, at 1.375p, on the back of a ‘Pre Close Trading Update’…

Red Flags at Night – Univision Engineering Limited (awful) Final Results

Published 1186 days ago

AIM-listed Univision Engineering Limited (UVEL) issued its full year results for the year to the end of Mar 2015 at no-one-is-watching o’clock, 5.33pm last night. That is enough of a Red Flag already, but given the recent focus of this website on AIM-China set-ups, I see that this company is registered in Hong Kong. Oh dear….

Think you own your shares? It turns out you might not.

Published 1205 days ago

The New World Oil & Gas (NEW) forward selling fiasco exposed one of AIM’s most significant structural faults; do you really own the shares you’ve purchased? The secretive role of market makers in the function of AIM is not widely understood or appreciated. Few private investors realise just how much power and control this furtive group wields over physical stock and, therefore, share prices. During the New World controversy the London Stock Exchange proved itself ineffectual in enforcing its own rulebook, which is meant to oversee the actions of market makers and protect the legal rights of shareholders. Below I share some correspondence I had with major retail broker Share Centre, six weeks ago. This helps demonstrate how certain City firms directly interfered with the legal rights of New World’s shareholders, while the London Stock Exchange stood idly by. 

African Potash secures fertile funding deal

Published 1580 days ago

Ed Marlow, the former African investment chief at the HSBC banking group who now heads AIM-listed African Potash (AFPO), is waiting for first drilling results from the Guernsey-registered company’s Lac Dinga project in Republic of Congo, as he savours its success in obtaining $3.75 million (£2.2 million) funding for the project from US investment group Bergen Asset Management. Results from the first hole at Lac Dinga could come through in two weeks, he suggests, with data from the second hole hoped-for in September, ‘and then we’ll know how the nature of the deposit and how commercial it will be.’ Is this now a stock to consider?

Is the dire situation in Iraq a chance to average into Kurdish oil stocks?

Published 1581 days ago

I’ve spent a little time this morning wondering how I could write about events in Kurdistan. It is horrible hoping to profit out of human suffering, but I’ve had to remind myself the market is amoral. It simply reflects the good and the bad of our society, for better or worse. I’ve chosen to be a market commentator and it is more than probable that if you are reading this piece you’ve chosen to buy stocks. However we might feel about what is happening in the world, in this aspect of our lives our goal is simply to grow our wealth by as much as we can. Fear often leads to the best buying opportunities. It is generally a costly mistake to ignore this. The precipitous drop in the value of the various companies with Kurdish oil ventures could prove to be a significant opportunity for anyone who believes in the long term viability of these operations.

As Bing Crosby Sang: ‘We're Going Well, We're Going Shell.’

Published 1592 days ago

Hello Share Snafflers: The latest trading update by Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) has well exceeded what City analysts had predicted. Such reports often do these days, as the 'experts' continue to under-estimate the effect of increasing growth on world economies.

Balfour Beatty - the drop is overdone

Published 1663 days ago

Profit warnings are never good for a company, but they also often cause an over-reaction and give investors a chance to buy at a bargain price. This may well prove to be the case with infrastructure services company Balfour Beatty (BBY). The company issued just such a warning a couple of weeks back and saw its share price drop from around 285p, before settling at the current level of 223p. Is now the time to swoop on this weakness?

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