A couple of weeks ago, the FTSE AIM All Share Basic Resources crossed again to the upside on the 200 day moving average. It did this a year ago as well but lost it back, and then some, with the ‘Sell in May and Go Away’ sentiment which was seriously amplified by the Chinese equity market sell off in the summer of last year. The FactSet chart below shows the story.
I cant remember if I said anything of any interest whatsoever in this short introduction so this is possibly the most boring video of all from UK Investor Show. But, as in that 2014 classic from the UK's most talented chanteuse and original creative mind, "I don't care".
Vanadium isn’t a metal that I am that familiar with, but it is found in many everyday items where it is commonly used as an additive to steel to manufacture things such as gears, or anything else that needs to be wear-resistant, and more recently in batteries to store energy.
After Saracens European triumph on Saturday I imagine that Nigel Wray will be a happy man. He was at the centre of the value investing panel at UK Investor Show with Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit, Paul Jourdan of Amati and myself, Tom Winnifrith. Enjoy
Hello Share Shovellers. It’s been some time since I featured a favourite company of mine, Burberry (BRBY), the makers of famous coats. But I am indebted to an article in the Guardian (TW Note: You read that rag, consider yourself on a disciplinary) for some more information on this outfitting outfit, which apparently has never before invited a journalist into its coat factories in Castleford and Keighley in West Yorkshire.
I start with a few comments on Brexit The Movie, noting how the EU has screwed the little guy across the continent but especially here in Greece. Then it is onto the pathetic bleatings of Mr O'Cathain of Petroceltic (PCI) and also a demented analyst from Cenkos. Both deserve piano wire. But what lessons do we learn from the wipeout of Petroceltic and their dismal attempt to gain forgiveness?
In a more perfect world you would be looking at a picture of yours truly gladhanding the governor of the Bank Of England, Euro loon Mark Carney, in this space.
This Wednesday shareholders in Teathers Financial (TEA) plan to requisition an EGM to seek replacement of the board, we can reveal. With the company facing imminent delisting for failing to fulfil its investment policy, shareholders are left with two options. They can either back the old board to deliver its mystery £1million investment into the private company or they can back the action group to salvage what value it can from the wreckage of the PLC.
As ever, my friend Mark Slater provided one of the highlights of the UK Investor Show although I am starting to worry that as we approach fifty he is showing a few alarming signs of political correctness. You will really enjoy this presentation.
Shares in Jubilee Platinum (JLP) are on the rise on the back of an announcement of outperformance of original design numbers at its tailings processing project on the Dilokong chrome mine.
This presentation has been somewhat overtaken by events - something Steve & I cover HERE - but Chris Gilbert gives a good explanation of the investment case none the less. Enjoy.
Tom Winnifrith has already stuck the knife into e-Therapeutics (ETX) over its related party deal to re-buy Searchbolt – a company it had previously spun off as non-core (see HERE). Noting the lack of recent accounts, following an extension of its accounting period, there have been no numbers since the period ending July 2014 – figures which were filed very late (14 months post period), and which showed net current assets of MINUS £12,615 and net assets of MINUS £166,078 and £831,528 of losses had been racked up over about seven years (with about £45,000 during the year to July 2014).
Westport is listed on the US OTC market but came over to present at UK Investor Show for reasons that you will see explplained in this video.
Kosovo and Macedonia quarrier Fox Marble (FOX) has announced financing developments – including a conditional £2 million gross placing at 10p per share and we took part in a small way. The funding is:
Cathal Friel did the right thing in turning Fastnet (an oil company) into Amryt (AMYT) a pharmaceuticals play. We bought into the RTO placing. Here is Cathal explaining the story at UK Investor Show. Enjoy
I’m a bit confused: how can you sell down your holding and at the same time increase your % interest all at the same time? Well, I guess that’s pretty complicated stuff and best left to the professionals.
I suspect that few of those idiotic enough to take part in the 0.2p £2.6 million placing by Andalas Energy (ADL) will have bothered to read as far as page 113 of the AIM readmission document. Prepare to be horrified.
I had a really weird computer snag which threatened to stop play. Luckily pizza hardman Darren Atwater can be a fecking genius and talked me through a solution. After that digression I move onto Uramin, possibly the biggest mining scandal for decades. It moved up a notch yesterday with events in France now moving apace. Oooh er missus. Finally I explain my concerns about Malcolm Stacey's bullishness on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). It may well demonstrate many sad truths about how new tech often plays out.
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Corporation (CCH) is one of the least-watched FTSE-100 components going (despite the valiant efforts of Chris Bailey on this website). But if it is anything like its parent, it is the sort of stock which long-term retirement portfolios are made of. Yesterday’s trading update gives us no reason to doubt that this is one to keep on the watchlist.
Where were all the folks who threatened to heckle Andrew Bell? All mouth no trousers or whatever the phrase is. This is his presentation on behalf of Regency Mines (RGM) from the UK's leading investor event.
The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.
Making money from shares is simple. Well it should be. Buy cheap. Hold. Hold. Hold. Hold, and finally sell when the shares have delivered you big gains. Where so many folks go wrong is getting impatient and not being prepared to hold, hold, hold. Let us tell you about Symphony Environmental (SYM) which we tipped at a 6.75p offer just over three years ago. It did nothing for ages....
This week's contest is graciously sponsored by African Potash, AIM, NEX, Chris Cleverly vehicle that is bound to hit the stratosphere.*
Before I call it a day I want to see the victims of the African Potash (AFPO) fraud get some of their money back, even if some of those victims were fairly beastly to me as I exposed the fraud. Friday's bombshell from Potash shows the game is up but the big frauds happened before this worthless enterprise was booted off AIM. To that end I have been working to help put together a legal action. That action is now almost underway and Peter Petyt, the man running things, wrote to more than 50 victims who have come forward at the weekend. If you lost money and want to try to get it back it is not too late to contact Peter. His letter & contact details follow.
In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Paul Scott finds Nigel Wray's and Paul Mumford's investment strategies. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.
Artificial political constructs never last. The EU is great for the “elites” in Brussels; not so much for the average citizen and the tragedy of monetary union is that Europe's political class has gone to extreme lengths to hold the euro together regardless of underlying economic logic. But this has only perpetuated and exacerbated the coming political crisis. "Monetary union has created a conflict between a centralised elite on the one hand, and the forces of democracy at the national level on the other. This is extraordinarily dangerous,” Mervyn King wrote in his recent book 'The End of Alchemy'.
As I flagged up over the weekend, in a desperate attempt to keep the fraud from becoming insolvent, African Potash (AFPO) has proposed a RTO of a company called Onshore Energy Limited, OEL. Lyin' Chris Cleverley Potash's boss is also a director and shareholder on OEL. But it gets worse. Much worse.
I previously wrote on WANdisco (WAND) in January – ‘one quarter does not an investment make, but offers some encouragement for shareholders’. The following updates with the shares currently on the rise on the back of a “Significant customer win and Q1 update” announcement…
Yesterday we wandered through the first page of search results on the OpenCorporates.com website to look at the record of AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) Executive Chairman Dr Michael Jeffrey Sinclair. There are rather a lot – here comes page 2.
Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced it “has sold one of the rarest pieces of Indian Philately to a private collector-investor in Australia for £500,000, the highest price ever paid for a single Indian philatelic item”.
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) announced last Friday that the EGM called to approve the company’s proposed delisting from the AIM Casino had passed the proposals with the requisite majority. The shares are expected to depart the world’s most successful (but perhaps not for Taihua) growth market first thing on 8 May. In the wake of the announcement – at 4.15pm last Friday, bordering on no-one-is-watching o’clock - the shares again nose-dived, registering a new low of 0.1p on the bid yesterday, but all of a sudden the stock is on the rampage this morning. What is going on?
AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) – teetering on the brink of having to call an EGM to reduce its nominal share capital under the terms of its death-spiral funding package with Bracknor – has announced yet another director share purchase, the fourth just this month (if we ignore the botched 7am RNS of 4 April). As ever, this is just a spoof in order to encourage more buying in the market so as to allow Bracknor to offload more of its death-spiral conversion shares as Advanced hopes and prays for the next £1.235 million tranche of funding before the coffers run dry.
On 12 April 2017, the fraud that is African Potash (AFPO) announced a change of auditors from RSM UK Audit LLP to PKF Littlejohn LLP. One can understand why RSM UK Audit LLP might be keen to cease its relationship with a company with the frankly appalling track record of African Potash but how desperate does PKF Littlejohn LLP look in taking on African Potash as an audit client?
The COT report reveals the large paper short and long positions in silver. Currently it appears to be indicating a small downtrend in the silver market. In this week's Palisade podcast David Morgan discusses how silver markets move and how they can be pushed to the downside once investors run low on cash, as banks will short the market at opportune moments.
Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has admitted “preliminary discussions” with key rival Powerleague on “combining the two businesses”, though emphasises that is “but one of the strategic opportunities currently being assessed by the Goals board”…
An announcement from Blancco Technology Group (BLTG) entitled “Q3 Trading Update, Cash Flow Review and Funding”. Hmmm, I’d guess it ain’t gonna be positive…
Truly, there are no winners from the pool of Bulletin Board morons, only those who succeed in making our eyes roll the furthest.
Together Robert Sutherland Smith and Tom Winnifrith have now been working in finance for 71 years - the last ten or so together. Tom wishes to stress that RSS accounts for most of that, the great value investor starting his City career at the Unilever Pension Fund the year before Tom was born. In this book they outline 71 tricks of the trade for making money from shares.
Get the first ShareProphets Pocket Guide ebook, EIS - Buying shares with numerous tax breaks. Want to cut your income tax bill, get loss relief if your AIM listed shares go down, pay no CGT, avoid IHT - EIS could be the way and this book explains how.
Most investment books seem to be large enough to keep the front door open and while some contain gems it is hard to find them amid the verbiage. The aim here is to produce a short guide which simply cuts to the chase. I hope that it will provide food for thought for everyone from beginner to expert but whoever you are it should be quick and easy to read and digest.
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