I am by nature a sceptic. In terms of Gulf Keystone that instinct is increased by three factors. But in the interests of balance since none of the other 18 writers on this website is prepared to consider the possibility that Gulf shares could go up from here, I offer up a short term bull case for the stock at 129p.
Quindell Portfolio has yet again put out a statement saying that there is no reason for its share price tanking other than wicked shorters and the press getting it wrong. Sorry fellows here is a good reason “you do not fxxxxxg well answer valid questions.”
The share price of AIM-listed precious metals exploration and development company Ortac Resources (OTC) has suffered in recent times – as those across its sector have. From January 2011 highs of 2.785p and above 0.6p in January, the shares currently trade at 0.24p, capitalising the company at little more than £5.5 million.
There was a great response from the investment community following my analysis last week. But a couple of points really stick out amongst all the comments I read.
One of the qualities required in equities trading is patience, a quality that I have yet to acquire.
Prevailing market sentiment and conditions and consultations with stakeholders, including key investors and shareholders, have seen AIM-listed, Kyrgyz Republic-focused Chaarat Gold (CGH) decide that “now is not the time to commit cash flow to small scale production and that fast-tracking a definitive feasibility study, together with a continued focus on the development of infrastructure, is the optimal route to deliver the value of the Chaarat deposit.
At first glance it would appear that going long or even thinking of doing so in terms of Ceres Power shares would be something of a grievous mistake.
It is time to highlight and celebrate the very worst of AIM with the inauguration of the AIM Cesspit awards sponsored by Shareprophets.com.
Tom Winnifrith referred to “some clown” having bought shares in CPP Group on Friday. As UKIP leader and erstwhile folk hero Nigel Farage would say, ”Send in the clowns.”
New World Oil & Gas (NEW) is a classic example of where a calamitous decline for the share price was flagged by the technicals.
There was a time in the not too distant past when my three favourite oil and gas plays amongst AIM stocks were Gulf Keystone (GKP), Xcite Energy (XEL) and Gulfsands Petroleum (GPX)
While it may appear that it is a little late in the day to get on the bandwagon as far as Churchill Mining is concerned, the current charting perspective suggest that we are only in the early stages of a rally relative to how far the stock could climb over the next few weeks.
In the aftermath of this week collapse of the stock it is clear that it is almost as bad to pander to the crowd as get a call on a stock or market wrong. This is despite the risk of effigy burning on the bulletin boards.
On Thursday I sent a letter by email to Sefton Resources (SER) boss Jim Ellerton asking him to apologise to me for his company’s smear campaign against me and to make a small personal donation to the excellent Woodlarks Charity.
Some clown bought a stack of shares in CPP (CPP) on Friday sending the shares soaring.
We all love a value for money break and Dart Group (DTG) appears to be benefitting from the UK’s love affair with package holidays to sunnier climates in Europe (and why not, as its only sunny for around a month every year in the UK!)
The dog that was Pan Pacific Aggregates continues to bark loudly in its new incarnation as Astar Minerals (ASTA). On Friday its shares were the second worst performers on the Cesspit, slumping 20% to 0.2p as 8,332,132 shares changed hands.
Thankfully I have no interest long or short or otherwise in this stock. But I am asked what would I do if I was a shareholder?
The U.S. Comex gold futures surged 1.72 percent on Wednesday but retreated 0.35 percent on Thursday to $1,468.60. Gold weakened further by about 0.60 percent during Friday Asian morning.
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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