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
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Natch the deadwood press showers me with praise over today's Quindell News: pigs will fly first
Published 280 days ago
Orosur Mining (OMI) certainly isn’t amongst the more popular resource stocks on AIM and trading volumes are often verging on non-existent, but I believe that many are missing an opportunity here as they go chasing rainbows with companies that are years away from production, assuming they ever actually get to that stage!
Published 408 days ago
Orosur Mining (OMI) remains one of my favourites amongst the small gold miners listed on AIM, and I now hold shares in the company myself, hopefully awaiting a turnaround in the price of gold.
Published 504 days ago
When it comes to smaller AIM listed gold producers, then Orosur Mining (OMI) looks to be one of the better ones around...
Published 519 days ago
Orosur Mining (OMI) is one of the higher-quality gold plays on the market. It operates the only gold-producing mine in Uruguay, where it has controlled costs and produced some excellent results in recent years. But this morning brings news that an NED has almost halved his stake, which reminds me of the bear case here.
Published 1252 days ago
South American gold play Orosur Mining (OMI) is on the look-out for yet more assets after turning a $14.8 million (£8.7 million) loss into net profits of $5.1 million in the year to May. It subsequently acquired Toronto-listed Colombia-focused Waymar Resources, with gross assets of $14.75 million, in a share deal giving Waymar shareholders nearly 20 per cent of the enlarged company. Orosur is based in the Chilean capital of Santiago and quoted on AIM and Toronto. The company achieved this turnaround largely thanks to a plunge in asset impairments from $14 million to $557,000 and a fall in exploration expenses and write-offs from $4.3 million to $245,000.
Published 1305 days ago
Well, so much for Uruguay’s fighting spirit! If press rumours are to be believed, I can’t begin to fathom what logic is driving Manchester United’s apparent £56million pursuit of Edinson Cavani. Watching him amble around the pitch in yesterday’s pitiful defeat to the increasingly impressive Colombia was painful. Truly this man’s second touch is a tackle. Even though my pick for yesterday failed, I’m actually very happy we no longer have to watch the fouling Uruguayan national team anymore at this World Cup. Their bleating over how unfair everyone has been to the bitey Luis Suarez is shameful; good riddance to the lot of them. As for today, there could be a couple of major upsets (at least according to the odds) on the cards, thanks in no small part to climatic conditions.
Published 1306 days ago
My World Cup Challenge is over, with a total return of +8.91 points. Short of my 20 point goal (which was always a stretch), an 89.1% return within a fortnight isn’t too shabby. Perhaps I should have included more multiples, but this little experiment has paid great dividends. I’ve learned a lot during this World Cup, which I will take into the autumn, when the various continental international qualification campaigns start. I plan to write about these, nearer the time. Remember that the scoring system I use is only consistently effective in league formats. Even so there are a couple of fixtures in the second round, which are worth covering today and offer extremely attractive risk rewards. I’m half tempted to include these as World Cup Challenge picks, but the reality is that anything can happen in knockout games, so these are much more of a gamble.
Published 1310 days ago
A reasonable day yesterday for my World Cup Challenge was tempered by the failure of my multiples. Chile versus Holland was always a gamble, but I was disappointed by the Mexican result. The projected quality ratings for Croatia and Mexico were extremely close. However, on reflection, I suppose the risk with this fixture was always that if Mexico went ahead in the game, the Croatians would just give up. They needed to win to qualify, so it wasn’t a huge surprise they capitulated when the Mexicans took the lead in the 72nd minute. Today, I have one pick for my World Cup Challenge and what looks like a fantastic value multiple.
Published 1314 days ago
I’ll say nothing about the England result yesterday; other than I hope the old codgers at the FA are sharpening their axe. Hodgson was the wrong choice for the job. The antiquated tactics and man management approach, which characterised his brief spell in charge of Liverpool, were ample warning what would happen when he was put in charge of the national team. All talk of encouraging signs for the future is folly. We were embarrassed yesterday against an extremely sub-par Uruguay team, which was there to be taken. Charging round like headless chickens can be fun to watch, but doesn’t make for tournament winning football. Anyone with the slightest bit of tactical knowledge will have recognised the lack of discipline at the back, confusion in the midfield and blunted attack. We are now staring down the barrel of a gun of a possible three straight defeats; it would be foolish to count on the Costa Rica match as a gimme. Oh well, at least the betting has been going brilliantly over the next few days there are incredible odds.
Published 1315 days ago
Yesterday was so frustrating. I made a brilliant call (Spain to go out), but made the wrong bet. In hindsight (always such a blessing!), I should have made a handicap bet. At +1 Chile I would have had the draw covered AND Chile to win. The odds were roughly 2.7 before the match. Let’s face it only Chileans would have backed Chile for the win and on at least 4 out of 5 occasions they’d have lost that bet. However, fair play to the plucky South Americans. Last night was a brilliant match to watch and the Chileans more than deserve their place in the second round. Their final game with Holland is interestingly poised. Both sides need to win really to avoid Brazil in the next round. If only England was faced with such a dilemma, but sadly for Hodgson and the boys I think they too will meet the Spanish at Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro on their way home, next Friday.
Published 1320 days ago
What a World Cup this is turning into and we’re only into the third day. Yesterday’s entertainment was brilliant and if this pace keeps up the tournament could be a classic. So far, all three of my bets have come in. I’d love to be able to claim deep footballing insight, but the truth is these selections have been easy; profitable, but easy. Today the matches are much tougher to call, but I will continue to rely on the scoring system I use to guide me.
Published 1327 days ago
At last it’s here! Next Thursday, the World cup begins, as Brazil take on Croatia. I cannot wait for this tournament and expect it to be a classic. There is so much pessimism surrounding this year’s competition (the strikes, the extremely poor preparations, corruption etc.) that expectations are extremely low. The contrast between this and the pre-tournament excitement before Africa 2010 is immense. Consider then what a dire World Cup that one proved to be. Even a moderately good set of games this time around will surpass expectations. Unfortunately for England I don’t rate our chances at all.