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Notes from Underground: The most-read stories of the week, and what shares do you think we should be covering?

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 8 December 2019


This is another situation where I ask for valuable feedback from our readers and Tom will add an editor's note reading something like "Darren is being utterly mad."
Yet, a reader wrote in suggesting that he did not like the selection of shares we covered and wanted us to cover X, Y, and Z.
As we have mentioned numerous times, we don't tell our writers what to cover nor how to cover it. They have the freedom to follow their muses and their interests.
But for the sake of argument: what shares should we be cover that we are not? What sectors?


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Excluding ShareProphets radio 20, the most read non-Tom article this week is in first place for the second week in a row. Give me corrugated board this Christmas and not more Metro Bank / Amigo desperation! by Chris Bailey tops the charts at #1 or #3 if you include Bearcasts.
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Our top 10 most-read stories this week were:

  1. Give me corrugated board this Christmas and not more Metro Bank / Amigo desperation!
  2. Does fallen City “Superwoman” Nicola Horlick despise the poor that much?
  3. I don't pretend to understand the technical side of Argo Blockchain, but I can see plenty of upside potential - speculative buy
  4. Neill Ricketts of Versarien in bizarre twitter spat - his Nomad must be livid
  5. What is Charles Tatnall trying to hide with legal threats ahead of sack the board GM at Plutus Powergen?
  6. OptiBiotix Health – further medical device status & CE mark, further distribution agreements ahoy…
  7. Vox Markets apes Big Dave Lenigas as IPO on Nex Lobster pot cracks on – one for the regulators?
  8. Hurricane Energy looks to offer a long-term investing opportunity, and without the risks that existing holders have had to take!
  9. MySale – “Board Changes”… but still a business with bad economics?
  10. FTSE reshuffle: love (hate) what others hate (love)

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: £2.5 billion M&G fund gated, you were warned
  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - it's Lyin' Steve and Lyin' Chris day
  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: For those who believe in Santa Claus & the tooth fairy James Parsons wants to meet you
  4. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Myself and Olive harvester T2 have an idea for a Quindell reality TV show, whaddya think?
  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Advent, Jeff Prestridge you are a charlatan and should be fired
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