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Open letter to the FCA; please investigate Friday’s trade in Sefton Resources

By Ben Turney | Monday 12 October 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.


On Friday, midway through the morning session, market makers suddenly marked down the Bid for Sefton Resources (SER) to 0.04p. They did this on what appeared to be a relatively light volume day and with no official news from the company. The Ask was left at 0.06p, leaving Sefton’s share price with a massive 50% spread. This price strongly suggested the market wanted to discourage sellers. A possible (probable?) explanation for this was that there was a major seller in the background. After this morning’s news from the company, it shouldn’t take much effort for the FCA to confirm whether or not anything untoward happened. And so... 

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