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REVIEWED: ShareProphets writers share tips of the year for 2015

By ShareProphets | Thursday 24 December 2015

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. 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 the long tack, it is congratulations to Tom Winnifrith with OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) soaring by more than 300%. Kudos also to Steve Moore (K3 Business Technology, KBT, +62% and Impellam Group, IPEL, +57%), Malcolm Stacey (Zytronic, ZYT, +43%), Chris Bailey (Coca-Cola HBC, CCH, +25%) and last of the double digit gainers Nigel Somerville (Core VCT, +11%). On the other hand, it is commiserations to…

Tom Winnifrith (Stanley Gibbons, SGI, -70%), Gary Newman (Genel Energy, GENL, -70%) and Robert Tyerman (Paragon Diamonds, PRG, currently suspended pending clarification of financial position and a new nominated adviser). Market abuser (and thus sacked) Chris Oil was next (Rockhopper Exploration, RKH, -60%). A poor showing by Robert Sutherland Smith (BP & Rolls Royce) also saw him put out to pasture. Who will be next for the P45 and the black bag?

On the short tack (red in the table), it is congratulations to…

Tom Winnifrith with Globo’s administration and the share price collapse of Jiasen (JSI). Also Igas Energy (IGAS, -54%) and Volex (VLX, -22%). Kudos also to Thierry Laduguie (Glencore, GLEN, -69%), James Parter (Solo Oil, SOLO, -57%) and Lucian Miers (Avanti Communications, AVN, -32% and PureCircle, PURE, -28%). On the other hand, it is commiserations to…

Tom Winnifrith (and Evil Knievil) as the poltroons at Slater&Gordon inexplicably bailed out Quindell (now Watchstone Group, WTG). Ben Turney’s bet against Just Eat (JE. +51%) caused indigestion and Evil again suffered somewhat (Foxtons Group, FOXT, +15%). The full table follows…

Writer Stock Share price (p)
 at recommendation
Share price (p)
at close 23/12/2015 
Tom Winnifrith Optibiotix Health 18 78 333%
Tom Winnifrith Globo 39 administration -100%
Tom Winnifrith Jiasen International 42.5 5.25 -88%
Thierry Laduguie Glencore 300 93.0875 -69%
Steve Moore K3 Business Technology 225 364 62%
Steve Moore Impellam 510 800 57%
James Parter Solo Oil 0.6 0.26 -57%
Tom Winnifrith Igas Energy 39.5 18 -54%
Malcolm Stacey Zytronic 302 432.5 43%
Lucian Miers Avanti Communications 259 175 -32%
Lucian Miers PureCircle 551.5 395 -28%
Chris Bailey Coca-Cola HBC 1190 1487 25%
Tom Winnifrith Volex 70.5 55.125 -22%
Nigel Somerville Core VCT 51 liquidation (56.45) 11%
Chris Bailey Aviva 484.5 519 7%
Robert Tyerman Randgold Resources 4174 4248 2%
Chris Bailey Randgold Resources 4250 4248 0%
Mark Howitt GlaxoSmithKline 1382 1370 -1%
Chris Oil Falcon Oil & Gas 5.75 5.625 -2%
Malcolm Stacey Lloyds Banking Group 77 73.65 -4%
Tom Winnifrith Premaitha 19.5 18 -8%
Mark Howitt HSBC 614.2 540.9 -12%
Robert Sutherland-Smith BP 416 360.4 -13%
Evil Knievil Foxtons 164 189 15%
Tom Winnifrith InterQuest 102 80 -22%
Tom Winnifrith Fox Marble 18.25 13.875 -24%
Steve Moore Vislink 38.5 27 -30%
HotStockRockets Minoan 10.25 7 -32%
Robert Sutherland-Smith Rolls Royce 870.5 590.5 -32%
Nigel Somerville Scancell  33 19 -42%
Gary Newman BHP Billiton 1390 778.1 -44%
Ben Turney Just Eat 319 480.7 51%
HotStockRockets Insetco 0.17 cancelled (sold 0.07) -59%
Chris Oil Rockhopper Exploration 64.75 26 -60%
Tom Winnifrith Stanley Gibbons 290 86.5 -70%
Gary Newman Genel Energy 620 183 -70%
Robert Tyerman Paragon Diamonds 5.875 suspended -100%
Evil Knievil Quindell  47 112.1 139%
Tom Winnifrith Quindell 42 112.1 167%
  FTSE 100 6609.93 6240.98 -6%
  FTSE All-Share 3552.11 3441.21 -3%
  FTSE AIM All-Share 696.75 725.42 4%

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  1. Daniel Victor

    For 2016,why not do readers’ tips too [say,up to 1 tip long and 1 short] ?

  2. Quick paste from chat currently having with Chris Bailey…

    “thing is that percentage figure doesn’t take into account dividends
    in terms of those too shares i think i have done ok this year
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    bought glaxo at right time last time
    bought more hsbc this year at 550 Mark Howitt so when u take divis into account it’s ok- i believe they’ll go up in future”

    On a more official note I would like to say A BIG THANK YOU to around 100,000 people who’ve read my writing on this site. I will write a bit more about this on my blog. Quite a few people have been asking me if I’ll write for ShareProphets again… well that’s up to Tom really. I would like to in future but know that I have a lot to learn- including ‘listening to my elders and betters’. I remain a long term buy and hold share investor with a six figure share portfolio and every day is a learning and goal day.

  3. Mark

    100,000? er…not quite. Never say never but as I have made clear this site will be moving in a different direction in 2016 as folks will see. Merry Christmas to you anyway, I hope you have fun up in the Grim North


  4. Lol I guess it might not quite be 100,000 but wouldn’t be too far off!

    I’ll probably be playing poker on goal day- every day is goal day.

    Just finished reading Chris Oil part 2 which was quite fun… I’m sure whatever happens I’ll read some more of ShareProphets in 2016 :)

  5. this country needs less millenial child tipsters like Howitt talking out their behinds. great news that the sites moving away from the twitterpumpers and going more upmarket. dropping turney was a masterstroke

  6. you forget MIRA ?

    TW note - No we were reviewing tips of the year, that was not one. Check your facts before having a go fucktard

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