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End 2014 Performance Update: ShareProphets bear calls & investor short positions

By Steve Moore | Thursday 15 January 2015


Disclosure: I own shares in one or more of the stocks mentioned. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


previous table showed a combination of AIM stocks covered bearishly on this website and disclosable to the FCA short positions had delivered outsized returns. The following updates, with links to initial pieces and a recent view of each stock (for the latter, click the 'end 2014 share price')...

 

End 2014 number of disclosed short positions End 2014 net short position (%) Name of Share Issuer Date of initial piece/disclosed short position (whichever later) Initial Share Price (p) End 2014 Share Price (p) Performance
4 5.66 ASOS PLC 10/05/2013 3755 2576 -31%
4 5.03 MONITISE PLC 20/02/2014 70 25.25 -64%
4 4.37 QUINDELL PORTFOLIO PLC 15/08/2013 198.75 39.5 -80%
2 3.53 GLOBO PLC 25/10/2013 71 40 -44%
4 2.34 AFRICAN MINERALS LTD 15/09/2014 17 10 (susp) -41%
2 1.49 BLINKX PLC 21/07/2014 34.5 26.5 -23%
1 1.33 OPTIMAL PAYMENTS PLC 17/12/2014 320 342.75 7%
1 0.64 AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS GROUP 31/05/2013 279 259.75 -7%
1 0.50 MYSALE GROUP PLC 07/10/2014 202 83 -59%
            -38%


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