There comes a time for every stock or market when you have to throw in the towel as far as the direction you may have been backing.
To run a junior oil company which claims to be sitting on reserves greater than those of Shell and to claim furthermore that this is only scratching the surface, takes a fair amount of self-belief.
It has to be said that I am not exactly feeling the love as far as the bulletin board community are concerned, given my recent sell stance on Gulf Keystone and the worst case scenario 10p share price target.
Avon Rubber produces a range of rubber products largely for the defence and dairy markets.
The fallout from the Teknomining Scandal and the growing belief that US Oil & Gas (USOP) will turn from comedy to tragedy ( while remaining a long running farce) has had a knock-on at Great Western Mining (GWMO) a company also from the Liam McGrattan stable listed on the AIM cesspit.
Following the publication of weak interims in March by tech stock K3 Business Technology (KBT), house broker finncap adjusted its forecasts but argued that the shares were, at 99p, very cheap and actually worth 195p.
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My last review of BAT Industries (BATS) was a bullish one, having examined the management strategy of this large and important international business geared as it is, by common consent (entirely reasonably so) to a long term, irresistible decline demand for its products. I noted at the time that analysts estimated on a consensus view that sales revenue would grow by 20% over the two year 2013 and 2014 to an annual sales figure of £16.7 billion by the end of next year along with a 20% increase in earnings and dividends to 248p and 162p respectively estimated for the year to 31 December 2014.
Despite the above average gambling aspect of its unusual business model and payout policy, my instinct is to add the shares to my 'shares for buying list', on the limited ground (not too hasty I trust) of first quarter trading; the explicit confirmation of continuing financial strength and an estimated ‘super normal’ prospective dividend yield of 6.9%.
While it is clear from the daily chart of Pentagon Protection that the shares are not exactly blessed with high trading volume, they have ticked most of the boxes you would wish to see for a stock or market to qualify as being one of the more compelling bull plays around.
Back on the Cesspit AIM market I see that the biggest faller today is Oracle Coalfields (ORCP) whose shares are off 13% at 1.55p valuing the company at £5.01 million.
I have successfully followed international engineering and construction group Kentz (KENZ) before – from a share price of 154.5p in July 2009 until a recommendation to bank profits at 346.5p in January 2011.
It is very often the case that as fire as minnows / penny shares that move around in fractions of pennies, there is not as much as one would like to go on in terms of charting furniture. However, it could be said that in this respect Coms (COMS) is the Heals of charts currently, given all the signals we have to go on, with most people positive or very positive.
Antofagasta has announced its March quarter production figures. The group produced 183.8 kt of copper, 2.6kt of molybdenum and 86.2k oz of gold for the quarter.
Infamous Bear raider Evil Knievil may be licking his wounds having lost more than a quarter of a million pounds on shorting ASOS (ASC) as we revealed here but the old boy is not deterred and has opened a major new short, we can exclusively reveal.
As we learned from the death of Baroness Thatcher, the mark of greatness is when you are insulted via social media. I can proudly announce that over the past 24 hours this has happened to me on Twitter.
AIM-listed Kryso Resources (KYS) is one of two current constituents of the Nifty Fifty gold portfolio and a rare gold-focused company whose share price has not been too badly impacted in recent times – the shares at a current 32.125p are ahead on a 1 year basis and not vastly off their 2013 high of 35.375p.
We can exclusive reveal that infamous bear raider Evil Knievil has thrown in the towel on his attempts to short online retailer ASOS (ASC) and has closed his short.
At one stage in the recent past it did appear that tour operator Thomas Cook (TCG) may be heading for that Great Package Holiday in the sky, with the share price touching as low as 13p at worst.
ShareProphets can reveal that infamous bear raider Lucian Miers has added to his short in Renishaw after today’s trading statements.
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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