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Steve Moore

76 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 20: 2 hours of gold, flashbacks to 2001, value investing and Kerim Sener

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with  Kerim Sener of Ariana Resources (AAU), where I am a loyal shareholder, and then with the sorcerer’s apprentice Steve Moore on the markets and on what he owns. You can access the show HERE 

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85 days ago

Tom Winnifrith employs hundreds of scammers in 12 "boiler rooms" - a true moron from ADVFN has fake news for you

The Patient Investor dwells in the asylum that is the ADVFN Bulletin Board and is quite literally mad. He appears to think, erroneously, that a boiler room is a place where teams of folks post on Bulletin Boards and apparently “knows” that I employ hundreds of folks in 12 distinct sites, each paid £10 an hour, to control share prices via BB postings. This is fake news of the highest order. Nurse! Nurse! The patient (investor) needs his meds upping fast! For starters: the idea that I’d pay anyone more than the minimum wage is preposterous! Just ask Steve Moore!

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134 days ago

ShareProphets share tips of the year 2021 - No 15 a buy from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore

Between December 24 and January 3, the entire team here at ShareProphets is serving up our tips of the year (22 in total).  We now reach No 15, a buy from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore from their N50 website.

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138 days ago

Shareprophets share tips of the year – No 8 a buy from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50

Between December 24 and January 3, the entire team here at ShareProphets is serving up our tips of the year (22 in total).  No 8 is a collaborative buy from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore on their N50 website.

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251 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 9: Almost 3 hours of Lucian Miers, Myself on Dev Clever and Harry Adams of Kefi

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new, I hope, weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with bear raider Lucian Miers on the markets, the real economy, his longs and shorts and gold and with Harry Adams of Kefi (KEFI) ahead of the most exciting six weeks of his career. Listen carefully to what Harry says, having just bought more Kefi a couple of weeks ago I am delighted with certain matters he raises. Finally, I look at Dev Clever (DEV) and why it should face a full stewards!. You can access the show HERE

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258 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 8: Well over 2 hours of gold, me on corporate lying, Richard Poulden and Steve Moore

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new, I hope, weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with Richard Poulden on gold and where it goes next, on the US election but also on Wishbone Gold (WSBN) as it takes a new direction. As a long suffering shareholder, down £30,000, I have a few tough questions. Then I discuss what gold stocks I am buying before chatting to Steve Moore, a man with whom I have worked for all bar a few weeks of his working life. He is this year 38! Frightening. I started the show with a suggestion that we all look back to the 1970s. I end with a look at corporate lying and why it is on the rise and why no-one cares but that will change. Verditek (VDTK) is a case study here. You can access the show HERE

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305 days ago

Skinbiotherapeutics, the most idiotic of PR men and an email exchange

There are only two financial journalists who write regularly about Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX): myself and Steve Moore. Coverage elsewhere is minimal to zero yet for some reason the company wastes the cash of loyal shareholders such as myself, on Instinctif, a financial PR firm.  Yesterday at 4.16PM on trading statement day Mr Phillip Marriage of Instinctif dropped me an email. I suspect he wishes he had not.  Our full exchange follows. 

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321 days ago

Updated: Intu: At 7 AM Oi Fat Lady no more gargling you are almost on! No at 1.43 PM, she is on!

Almost 100 times since the comical and failed Hammerson (HMSO) bid for Intu (INTU) in December 2017 which Steve Moore described as “shopping centre madness” we have urged you to sell or short Intu. Today, if we are not at midnight on the death clock, we are at 1 second to midnight. Update. at 1.43 PM we are at midnight. It is game over.

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358 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chris is right about Whitbread as we hit 24% of Woodlarks target

Over the weekend I hope to bring you photos of a semi complete strawberry patch here at the Welsh Hovel and also of my first long training walk for Woodlarks. I donated £1000 yesterday and young Steve Moore also made a generous gift so we are now at 24% of the £48,000 we need to ensure Woodlarks survives. Please donate HERE. In the podcast I look at Whitbread (WTB), Catenae (CTEA) and at where we are in the gold shares buying cycle, referring to three I own and am very excited: Bluebird Merchant (BMV), Kefi (KEFI ) – no sniggering at the back please – and Xtract (XTR). Again no sniggering.

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403 days ago

Today's Primary Bid Offer is SRT Marine Systems and closes at 9 PM Tonight

I have not got a scooby about this one so offer no advice. But if you take part in this Primary Bid offer HERE and registered via Shareprophets remember we get a small fee.  I should however flag up that young Steve Moore, who was, after all, trained by a master and is thus usually right, reckons that this is another FinnCrap dog to avoid.

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498 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 14 a buy from Steve Moore

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Fourteenth up is a BUY from Steve Moore who owns no shares in the company below.

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501 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 10 a buy from Steve Moore

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Tenth up is a BUY from Steve Moore who does not own shares in the company below.

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629 days ago

Eddie Stobart - the Red Flags were there to spot

We missed this one. we cannot spot every car crash waiting to happen. But we did give an alert of sorts. Week in week out, Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) featured in Steve Moore’s table of the most shorted AIM shares. When bears hunt in packs, like this, they are rarely wrong, especially when the biggest cheerleader on the other side are Bulletin Board Morons or, as in this case, Neil Woodford. So what were the red flags? There were three big ones:

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634 days ago

Corero – a big stock overhang, no earnings visibility and the threat of a placing – what’s not to like?

Steve Moore and I have been perma bears of software dog Corero (CNS) for many moons. Of course some folks knew better, notably City investors Miton which built up a stake of 15.89% across two of its funds. Then last week Corero issued a shocking warning which Steve covered HERE and I covered HERE.

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717 days ago

Photo Article: The veteran rogue bloggers complete the walk to Woodlarks

From the Farnham golf club two and a half miles out the young folks (plus Jonathan Price, minus Steve Moore) were sent ahead to finish as promised at 8.30. Andrew Bell’s knee collapsed and he had to complete the walk by taxi and the old men slogged on.

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736 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - explaining gross margins at Optibiotix

I start with missing cat news – it is mixed. Then I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) answering reader questions on gross margins, Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Bidstack (BIDS) Metro Bank (MTRO), BCA Marketplace (BCA), Alien Metals (UFO), Bould Opportunities (BOU), and an apology on Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). Now, to the 80% of Bearcast listeners yet to do the decent thing, please donate HERE. We are now at 38% of our target so all donations welcome as young Steve Moore says he may join the rogue bloggers.

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825 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Steve Moore heads to Wolverhampton, the sex capital of Britain, for Stag weekend hell

With help from Chris "three  brains" Bailey and the Sun Newspaper I explain the logic behind young Steve's weekend plans. I then look at GLI Finance (GLIF), try to explain a few points to a man who attacks a bearcast he has not listened to (Brokerman Dan), Flybe (FLYB ), Blue Prism (PRSM) - surely a stonking short - and Westminster Group (WSG) and its record of cash guzzling shame.

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865 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 16 is from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Twelfth up up is the second from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50.

 
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869 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 5 is from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Fifth up is one from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50.

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1012 days ago

New, two part, guess the UK Oil & Gas share Price contest

This is a guess the share price contest with a difference. It is a two part one.  We ask you to post your entries in the comments section below and Steve Moore will track and update ranking all entrants. The person with the lowest overall rank ( i.e. 1st and 1st) wins. So what do you have to guess?

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1100 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - Paul Atherley of Berkeley Energia

It is time for Steve Moore's favoured play in the mining sector, Berekely Energia (BKY) headed up by Paul Atherley

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1102 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - Aidan Bishop of Big Dish Ventures

Big Dish has yet to IPO but the my loyal sidekick Steve Moore has already committed me to invest £1000 in the IPO after a Dragon's Den pitch HERE - where the pizza Hardman Darren Atwater was also wowed. So far no one has asked me for any cash so I guess the IPO is still on the runway but here is more of what got Canada's leading bearded Marxist, who running a capitalist enterprise in Clerkenwell, and also Steve Moore so excited.

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1107 days ago

UK Investor Show Dragon's Den 6 Video: Tom, Gary Newman & Steve Moore invest another £3,000

At the UK Investor Show there were six Dragon's Den sessions. As a result of each £3,000 of my real money was invested after each dragon picked one of the 4 companies doing an elevator pitch. In session six the Dragons were me (Tom Winnifrith), Gary Newman and Steve Moore. The companies pitching were: Falanx,  Thor Mining, Karoo Energy and Bezant Resources

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1108 days ago

UK Investor Show Dragon's Den Video Number 5: Tom, Brian Kinane & Steve invest another £3,000

At the UK Investor Show there were six Dragon's Den sessions. As a result of each £3,000 of my real money was invested after each dragon picked one of the 5 companies doing an elevator pitch. In session five the Dragons were me (Tom Winnifrith), Brian Kinane of Riverfort, a jovial Irishman who takes teasing well, and Steve Moore. The companies pitching were: Big Sofa, Symphony Environmental, Stranger Holdings and Papua Mining

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1109 days ago

UK Investor Show Dragon's Den 4 Video: Tom, Darren & Steve invest another £3,000

At UK Investor Show there were six Dragon's Den sessions. As a result of each £3,000 of my real money was invested after each dragon picked one of the 5 companies doing an elevator pitch. In session four the Dragons were me (Tom Winnifrith), a very smug Darren Atwater and Steve Moore. The companies pitching were: Plutus PowerGen, Big Dish, Optibiotix, Connemara and Anglo African Agriculture.

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1111 days ago

UK Investor Show Video Dragon's Den 3: Tom, Nigel Wray and Steve Moore invest another £3,000

At UK Investor Show there were six Dragon's Den sessions. As a result of each £3,000 of my real money was invested after each dragon picked one of the 5 companies doing an elevator pitch. In session three the Dragons were me (Tom Winnifrith), Nigel Wray and Steve Moore.  The companies pitching were: Vast Resources, ECR Minerals, FairFX, Red Rock Resources and Ferrum Minerals.

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1112 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video: Dragons Den 1, Tom W, Nigel Wray & Steve invest £3,000

At UK Investor Show there were six Dragon's Den sessions. As a result of each £3,000 of my real money was invested after each dragon picked one of the 5 companies doing an elevator pitch. In session one the Dragons were me ( Tom Winnifrith), Nigel Wray and Steve Moore.  The companies pitching were: Botswana Diamonds, Gallileo Resources, Bluebird Merchant Ventures, Ariana Resources and R4E.

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1112 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video: Colin Bird of Xtract Resources

Thanks to Gary Newman and Steve Moore and the 2017 Dragon's Den I am an impoversihed investor in Xtract Resources (XTR). Should I sack them do you think? Anyhow there is a new boss, Colin Bird, and he puts the recovery case...

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1157 days ago

Conviviality - are you sure you want to pay a dividend on Friday?

Steve Moore has already covered the disaster story that is Conviviality (CVR) HERE. In essence it forgot that it has a tax bill (I assume PAYE) due on 29 March for £30 million and does not have the borrowing headroom to pay that. Uh Oh. As the BBC says about once a day we would not get amateurish corporate disasters like this if more companies were run by women. Like er....Diana Hunter the CEO of Conviviality. Anyhow...

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1230 days ago

ShareProphets readers share tips prize competition 2018 - once again semi-naked Quindell owning bimbos can enter

The winner of the 2017 prize competition will be revealed tomorrow. We now though open the competition for 2018 - and once again the prize is a meal with myself. If you dislike me, you can fob that meal off on someone else. All you need to do before midnight on January 1st is to post in the comments section below your stock to buy and your stock to sell for 2018 (from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to currently be suspended). Steve Moore will monitor and report back monthly on how the competition is faring. Good luck all and especially, should they enter, to our favourite semi-naked Quindell & Cloudtag owning twins Hayley & Kate Whittaker, pictured below.

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1259 days ago

Bearcast plus the Christmas share tips from Steve Moore, Darren Atwater & Tom Winnifrith

A few words from me in this final mini-bearcast and then onto the final three share tips our writers reckon will gain 33% by Christmas. First up is Steve Moore

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1329 days ago

Amryt Pharma – placing disappointment, my anger as a shareholder, CEO chat - BUY

With its shares having reached 25.75p last week and closed at above 25p on Wednesday, Amryt Pharma (AMYT) announced on Thursday that it was “delighted with the support we have received” for an “oversubscribed placing”, raising a gross €15 million (£13.3 million)… at 20p per share! As a long standing shareholder I say "F**k you." I feel so utterly 100% shafted as will those who paid 26p+ last week after confident results which made it clear that Amryt was fully funded. So I asked Steve Moore to pen an analysis. As I explained in Thursday's bearcast HERE I am too angry to be objective. The fact is that at a 22.5p offer the shares are a BUY.

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1329 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: The Aeorema Death Match, Stacey vs Moore, I am Solomon

Malcolm Stacey today reckons that Aeorema (AEO) is a buy at 26p, HERE. Sadly he has got his numbers wrong. Steve Moore reckons it is a sell but I think his analysis is wrong. I  enter this grudge match with my verdict in a bonus podcast.

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1347 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The 88 Energy trainwreck & would you rather back a company run by Steve Moore or Dave Lenigas

My relative radio silence since yesterday is explained by this video. Today's bearcast is my last recorded from Greece for almost three months. The view from where I record is spectacular. The only question is whether I can upload it given how piss poor the internet is here. I look at 88 Energy (88E) and see massive problems ahead, comment on BNN (BNN) and Telit (TCM) and that brings me to the issue of management. It is critical in investing. Ceteris paribus, would you rather a company you were invested in was run by our own Steve Moore or by Big Dave Lenigas?

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1546 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: In (partial) defence of Colin Bird at Xtract Resources

This will not make me popular. If you want to see me going for someone who really deserves it I stick the boot into the war criminal and Brexit denier Tony Blair in a podcast on Tom Winnifrith.com HERE. As to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR) which we own thanks to the blinding stupidity of Gary Newman & Steve Moore, the lynch mob is out after last week's hugely discounted placing. I am not defending my friend Colin entirely, nor am I tipping the shares, but I think some folks are not giving him credit for some of what he has done to rescue a company that was bust and are not putting his actions in context as I explain in full.

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1547 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My legs feel like logs, I am just too old for this manual labour malarky

I will produce a detailed photo article on my manual labours today on the fields at the Greek Hovel later today but I am rapidly concluding that I am getting a bit old for this manual labour malarky. No doubt six months on a building site over the summer will knock me into shape. In terms of the markets Steve Moore is a nice guy. He needs to learn to be a total bastard like me. I comment on Brave Bison (BBSN) where  young Steve was just far too nice - someone at Brave should be doing a per walk. In a similar vein I comment on Milestone Group (MSG). Then it is onto the much ramped Frontera Resources (FRR), ditto China Africa (CAF) and then onto Inmarsat (ISAT) and Avanti Communications (AVN). Oh and I have chatted to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR).

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1550 days ago

The ShareProphets Dirty Dozen Resource stocks Portfolio is launched

I think we are in a crazy market for resource juniors and I am expressly NOT recommending you buy any of the shares below. But such is the madness that prevails, all sorts of mining and oil junors are seeing their shares fly. Worthless assets, crap management, no cash. Who cares? Just say you are looking at Lithium and off we go. So this is an experiment. Steve Moore will track the 12 stocks below, largely suggested by you and report back after 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and on December 31 comparing this portfolio with the FTSE AIM Index and the FTSE 100. Just for fun, the dirty dozen are:

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1583 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining what a kitchen sink is - ref Cobham

Oakley is about to be petrified as the working classes are arriving. He fears them greatly. He fears hoovers even more. But ahead of that I record quickly. Today I cover Darren's bogus religion of global warming and Ariana (AAU) - the market has this wrong - Cobham (COB) - what ia  kitchen sink - my dream St Valentine's Day massacre involving three listed companies which could all go bust on February 14. Please God! I also look at PCG Entertainment (PCGE) and its news today. Hats off to my friend comrade Richard Poulden. I also chide young Steve for not giving credit where credit is due to Majestic Wine (MJW) and have a few words about Aidan Earley. I thank him publicly on one matter although a lawyers letter has been received.

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1593 days ago

ShareProphets Readers share tips Prize Competition 2017 - deadline midnight TODAY

Once again we will have a competition and once again the prize is a meal with myself. If you dislike me you can fob that meal off on someone else. All you need to do before midnight on January 2nd is to post in the comments section below your stock to buy and your stock to sell. Steve Moore will monitor and report back monthly on how the competition fares. He will also be announcing the 2016 winner on 3rd January. Good luck all and especially, should they enter, to our favourite semi naked twins Hayley & Kate Whittaker pictured below.

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1608 days ago

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: you vote should I sack Gary Newman & Steve Moore on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

In this podcast I revisit the vexed subject of Xtract Resources (XTR) which begs the question of when exactly I should sack Gary Newman and Steve Moore. Having seen a Christmas Carol last night I am inspired by my hero Scrooge, that is to say before he got all soppy, Guardian reading and pathetic in his old age. I also comment on Management Consulting (MMC) before returning at length to Cloudtag (CTAG). This time I play the ghost of Christmases yet to come with a warning for hapless Nomad Cairn. I also comment on Sula (SULA) with whom I met up yesterday.

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1608 days ago

And the winner of the ShareProphets Cloudtag rebranding contest is...

Steve Moore has passed on the task of judging this contest since we had 96 entries including my own. As you can see HERE there were many splended suggestions as to what Cloudtag should rebrand its product as. But there can only be one winner of a golden ticket to the UK Investor Show incorporating a night at the Saracens cabaret.

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1610 days ago

TODAY 2 PM ...TWO share tips from the Sheriff of AIM - make money before Christmas

Some folks are winding down for Christmas already. Idle wotsits! Steve Moore and I are, however very much hard at work and we will have not one but TWO fantastic share tips coming out TODAY, Friday 16th December, at 2 PM. Christmas shopping can wait. These share tips are too hot. They can't!

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1616 days ago

Cloudtag Competition - Win a Golden Ticket as we assist with rebrand

AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) has today stated that it is going to rebrand its product. We are always keen to help and so invite you all to suggest possible names. My own suggestion is "FitFraud". Can you do better? Well here is a reason worth £90 to try your best.

Steve Moore will decide the best entry on Sunday night and that person will be sent a golden ticket to the UK Investor Show on April 1 & Saracens Cabaret on March 29 2017, which normally costs £90 inc VAT.

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1660 days ago

Xtract Resources - moves to the worst Nomad in London: It gets worse...

There are two statements out today from Xtract Resources (XTR) and neither can be viewed in any way as good news. We own these shares thanks to Dragons Den choices by Steve Moore & Gary Newman at UK Investor 2016, and today's admissions prompt me to start filling in P45s for both those writers.

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1667 days ago

Friday 2 PM... Don't miss out says Tom Winnifrith - or perhaps you like losing money on shares?

Steve Moore and I have not tipped a stock on our Nifty Fifty Website for a good while. We are nervous of the stockmarket as whole and as a result we have been advising readers to liquidate existing share tips, mostly banking big gains as they do. But we now have a stock we want to tip irrespective of the wider market as its shares are just cheap. That share tip goes out Friday 21st October at 2PM - TODAY

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1693 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Xtract Resources a non cash shell ahoy? P45s for Steve Moore & Gary Newman

Thanks to Steve Moore and Gary Newman we own shares in Xtract Resources (XTR). Both deserve P45s for that. I discuss this disaster as well as another hole in the ground in Bongo Bongo land which stinks - Armadale Capital (ACP). Then it is onto Newmark Security (NMT) - Graham Neary hang your head in shame for this exercise in nepotistic value destruction - before I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP) and the administration waiting to happen that is Avanti Communications (AVN)

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1733 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast, Great News from Shipston so over to Steve

Great news - may father is back home from hospital so I head back up to Warwickshire in a couple of days. Thereafter between him and the Mrs entering the final month it will be less of me, Steve Moore is in charge. Bash him if anything goes wrong. In today's podcast I look at City of London (CIN), IGAS (IGAS), XCite Energy (XEL), Wishbone Gold (WSBN), Nyota (NYO) and West African Minerals (WAFM).

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1754 days ago

14 new Investment ideas in July's UK Investor magazine - get your free copy now

From Gary Newman, Nigel Somerville, Steve Moore and myself there are 14 new investment ideas in the July UK Investor Magazine which is out now. I discuss the spirit of insurgehncy which caused Brexit and which is powering Donald Trump to the White House and its long term implications as well as the Global Recession which will hit the UK soon and it is nothing to do with Brexit! That and much more is free to read now just click on the link below.

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1759 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast The blessed Mel for Dad but Steve Moore & Gary Newman fired!

I had to buy a copy of the Guardian for Dad today and carry it home through the streets from the newsagent. How I am shamed in front of my neighbours. Meanwhile dad is reading books I own by Peter Hitchens, Niall Ferguson and Melanie Phillips and is loving them, as his inner reactionary is exposed. On the markets I look at Servision (SEV), Xtract Energy (XTR) - Steve Moore and Gary Newman you are FIRED! - Gulf Keystone (GKP), Taihua (FRAUD), Oxford Pharma (OXP), Judges Scientific (JDG) and another bad day for disgraced Roger "Ramper" Lawson of ShareSoc, Kennedy Ventures (KENV) and finally the poltroons stock of choice for today, Nyota (NYO).

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1786 days ago

We'd like to be right behind Liz Hurley - Vote Brexit today

Liz Hurley has released a charming nw portrait below as she has explained why she is voting for Brexit. Your current and next editors (Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore) stand firm with Ms Hurley and urge you to ignore all the lies from Dodgy Dave Cameron and have faith in your own country, the word's fifth largest economy, and in your countrymen and countrywomen. Please vote to leave the EU today. 

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1822 days ago

Video: Dragon's Den 3 from UK Investor Show - Premaitha, Asiamet et al

In the third Dragon's Den session at UK Investor Show the Dragons were myself (Tom Winnifrith) Steve Moore and Brian Kinane. The companies pitching were United Cacao (CHOC), Premaitha (NIPT), ECR Minerals (ECR), Forbidden Technology (FBT) and Asiamet Resources (ARS)

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1823 days ago

Video: Dragon's Den Session 2 at UK Investor with Berkeley Energia, Xtract Resources & BMR

The second Dragon's Den session at UK Investor saw myself, Steve Moore & Gary Newman invest £1000 each. Our choice was Xtract Resources (XTR), Berkeley Energia (BKY) and BMR Mining (BMR). Watch for the claim made by Jan Nelson of Xtract.

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1824 days ago

Video Dragon's Den 1 at UK investor Show: Nostra Terra, Eurasia Mining, Noricum & Fox Marble

The first Dragon's Den session at UK Investor Show saw myself, Gary Newman and Steve Moore each invest £1000 via our broker European Wealth in 3 stocks. Our choice of pitching CEOs were from Noricum Gold (NMG), Fox Marble (FOX), Nostra Terra (NTOG) and Eurasia Mining (EUA)

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1826 days ago

Video: Jan Nelson of Xtract Resources at UK Investor Show

Post one of the Dragon's Den session we appear to be the owner of shares in Xtract Resources (XTR), I blame Steve Moore & Gary Newman. Anyhow, here is Jan Nelson presenting at UK Investor Show.

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1826 days ago

Video: Dragons Den Session 4 from UK Investor: Ariana, ValiRx, Kibo & Jubilee Platinum

The fourth Dragon's Den session at UK Investor show saw myself (Tom Winnifrith), Brian Kinane and Steve Moore each invest £1,000 in shares. Our choice of where to invest was ValiRx (VAL), Jubilee Platinum (JLP), Kibo Mining (KIBO) or Ariana Resources (AAU). Enjoy.

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1826 days ago

Video: Don Goulding of Distil presents at UK Investor Show

Steve Moore and I like Distil (DIS). Indeed, thanks to Steve, we now own the shares following a Dragon's Den pitch at UK Investor Show. Here is head honcho Don Goulding to tell you more.

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1826 days ago

Video: Dragons Den session 5 at UK Investor starring Optibiotix, Red Rock, Boohoo et al

At UK Investor Show on five occasions CEOs appeared on the main stage to pitch to the Dragons (myself, Gary Newman, Steve Moore and Brian Kinane). We invested £15,000 after all these sessions. Enjoy session 5.

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1830 days ago

Video: Claire Milverton of 1Spatial at UK Investor Show

Steve Moore and I think shares in 1Spatial (SPA) are cheap as we explained here the other day. Meanwhile here is the company's FD Claire Milverton in action at UK Investor show. Enjoy.

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1831 days ago

Baby Bear, Graham Neary - Welcome aboard the good ship ShareProphets

I rather think that the lineup of main writers is now complete. Joining myself, Malcolm Stacey, Amanda Van Dyke, Lucian Miers, Steve Moore, Nigel Somerville, Gary Newman, Chris Bailey, Thierry Laduguie, Evil Banksta and Cynical Bear we now - as of today - have Baby Bear, aka Graham Neary on board.

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1831 days ago

Video from UK Investor Show: K3 Business Technolgy - David Bolton

Steve Moore and I tipped K3 (KBT) at a 149p offer on our Nifty Fifty website and the shares are now 350p bid. Not bad eh? But we are still not selling and to see why listen to David Bolton give a most excellent presentation at the UK Investor Show

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1858 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 11 April - my keyboard wont let me say fecking hell

I have writer's block. This is partly Steve Moore's fault and my own for writing things that bore me. It is partly my keyboard which does not me writing fecking hell or damn. On the markets I look at Iofina (IOF), Avanti Communications (AVN), Imaginitik (IMTK), SFO Prosecutions, Strat Aero (AERO) and I also again comment on the great news about Darren Winters from earlier today. 

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1866 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 4 April: Paul, can I say that Condor & Powerhouse are talking cock?

I a not sure what I am allowed to say these days since Paul Scott issued his language diktat. But I start by saying thanks to those who have emailed or tweeted me about my personal news today but then explain why I am spending a day cooped up in London with the charming Halimah. Then it is onto Condor Gold (CNR) and Powerhouse (PHE) which are talking cock. Then I remember my question of AIM's disappearing oil stocks in light of news today from Caza (CAZA). I concur with Steve Moore regarding Sepura (SEPU) and ask a few questions about Port Erin (PEBI) the vehicle of my old pal Jim Mellon, shares in which appear to be collapsing. There is also more comment on Strat Aero (AERO) and Stratmin (STGR). 

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1876 days ago

Reader Post of the Day - Paul Scott says Steve Moore wrong on Synety

We are truly honoured. Paul Scott has posted here explaining why Steve Moore is wrong to be bearish about Synety (SNTY) - see HERE. Scotty admits that he is a bit of astake bull having called it consistently wrong (unlike Steve who has been 100% correct in being bearish to date) but insists that this time it will be different. In the interests of balance here is Mr Scott on a stock he does own.

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1979 days ago

Video: John McGloin Chairman Amara Mining presents at Gold & Bears - November 28 2015

Amara (AMA) is one of only two gold stocks we rate as a buy on the Nifty Fifty website I run with Steve Moore. And this presentation demonstrates why the shares are cheap

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1984 days ago

Plus500 - Numis ceases coverage with damning note (which we have), shares tank

Top broker Numis has ceased its coverage of Plus500 (PLUS) with an incredibly damning note for its institutional clients, which just happens to have fallen into my possession. Steve Moore and myself have been bears of this stock for a while and we remain so. Now over to Numis which writes:

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1984 days ago

Is It Ever Justified to Take £10,000 to Cast a Listed Company in a Rosy Light?

Co-written with Malcolm Stacey. Age before beauty. Malcolm First: Hello Share Squirmers. There could be pressure on people like me who write about shares. We could be approached by PR people who want us to write about their clients. Which means that they expect us to give positive reports to companies which issue shares.

Even if they did not say this overtly, I can imagine what they would think of a write-up which turned out to be a blistering attack on the company which employs them. Now all this raises an interesting philosophical question.

There’s no doubt that share writers with immense integrity would never countenance any such deal. I include, of course our writers, like Uncle Tom, Nigel and Steve Moore.

But I had a dream

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1988 days ago

A song for Wandisco shareholders from Iron Maiden

Shares in Wandisco (WAND) are sharply lower again today. They now trade at 87.5p, off 6.5p on the session and down from 140p a month ago. But there is far worse to come - as Steve Moore and I have warned time and time again - see HERE. And so with a few comments here is some sage advice from Iron Maiden. 

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2068 days ago

After five years it is time to nibble at mining stocks once more – new hot tip from Tom Winnifrith TODAY

For the past five years owning shares in mining companies has been investment suicide. And in three years on the Nifty Fifty website Steve Moore and I have tipped just three mining stocks and now follow just one. Avoiding the sector has helped us deliver returns averaging more than 20% per annum. But now we are planning to tip a mining stock TODAY.

Are we mad? Commodity process are at multi year lows, miners are going bust on a weekly basis with mines shut down, and so we must be mad right? No.

The time to buy is when there is blood on the streets

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2088 days ago

Blinkx AGM – even Roger Lawson of ShareSoc gives up on CEO Brian Mukherjee, when is his P45 due?

That blinkx (BLNX) is a total dog is now beyond doubt. Steve Moore and I called it right and we are still bearish (see HERE) but now it seems that shareholders are waking up and that for CEO Brian Mukherjee the “black bag” day may be looming. Even Roger Lawson of ShareSoc is on his case.

At no-one is watching O’Clock

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2088 days ago

EBITDA is a bull market metric for fools and knaves – ref blinkx and Globo

I leave it to Steve Moore to have the pleasure of plunging the knife into the dog blinkx (BLNX) after its profits warning HERE. It is a dog pure and simple and the shares, at 21p, are a stonking sell with a 12p target for starters. On the matter of blinkx we long term bears are again vindicated while the self-proclaimed expert on the stock, the disgraced ramper Roger Lawson of ShareSoc is one more shown up as a fool as well as a knave. But now to EBITDA.

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2102 days ago

SELL!: WANdisco plc – what’s the exact nature of its HSBC credit facility?

Steve Moore previously commented on AIM-listed WANdisco plc (WAND) HERE (‘after the 2015 Q2 sales update, it’s forecast reduction time yet again!’), including noting forecasts of net cash reducing to $6.2 million at the year-end and an $8.5 million net debt position at the end of next year, with there currently a $10 million revolving credit facility in place with HSBC to March 2017. If this balance sheet position was not too close for comfort already, we now have reason to question the exact nature of the HSBC facility…

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2113 days ago

Why Rob Terry should & will go to prison, 7 share tips & 6 shares to bet the ranch on

The August Edition of UK Investor Show Magazine is now live and the cover story explains why the fraudster Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) infamy should, and will, go to prison. There are seven share tips from Tom Winnifrith, Zak Mir and Steve Moore and the ShareProphets writers answer the question "if you had to what stock would you bet the ranch on". Amanda van Dyke explains why she is still a gold bull and there's more..

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2132 days ago

Slater & Gordon – update as hopefully warning was heeded - it is going to get worse

First the polite Steve Moore, the rather more brutal TW to follow. SM: Towards the end of last month I noted that as Quindell plc (QPP) had been in the news, the acquirer of its Professional Services Division, Slater & Gordon, had been in the spotlight in Australia – S&G eventually admitting that the Australian Securities & Investment Commission had been in contact with its auditor, though that “we remain very confident in the robustness of our accounting practices”. Hmmm…

I concluded (see HERE) with some general words of investment wisdom from Warren Buffett 

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2168 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 7th June

As my father spends an hour in Church I explain why filial devotion does not stretch far enough for me to join him - I despair for the Church of England. Then I add to the points raised by Nigel Somerville in his earlier piece on another Geoff Morrow - of Gate infamy - China joke stock (HERE) and to Steve Moore's comments on Audioboom (made HERE) and make general points about companies that update on KPIs. Finally I disagree with Comrade Malcolm Stacey on his market view of Saturday HERE

And a reminder - have a read of the new UK Investor Magazine which came out on Friday with tips (long and short) from me as well as articles by me on UK housing and Greece and much more besides. No registration is needed just download it HERE 

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2170 days ago

Launching a new monthly magazine today - download it now!

In between treavelling back from the Greek Hovel to Bristol there is always tiime to launch a new free monthly magazine - Uk Investor Show. Issue one leads on Greece and I have a centre spread on why it is kebabbed whatever. There are share tips and bear calls from myself and share tips from Steve Moore and Zak Mir. Columns by Chris Bailey and Thierry Laduguie and comment on why UK house prices must fall and on the election. You can download it for free with no registration needed HERE

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2188 days ago

A mistake we made as share tipsters that cost our readers money: we confess ahead of new Tip Tuesday

As we prepare to publish a new hot share tip on Tuesday, here is a lesson on a mistake that Steve Moore and I made on the Nifty Fifty website we run. It cost our readers a few quid but we are unapologetic and would do exactly the same again. Let me tell you about Restore PLC.

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2193 days ago

Video of China NonFerrous Gold (formerly Kryso) presenting at UK Investor Show

China Nonferrous Gold (CNG) used to be known as Kryso Resources and was among the most interesting of the companies presenting at the UK Investor Show 2015 - the video is below. It is not a current tip for Steve Moore and myself but we track it. It is "on the radar"

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2197 days ago

Video of the healthcare and biotech masterclass at Uk Investor 2015

Amiong those presenting in the healthcare and biotech master class were John Dawson of Alliance Pharma, Steve Moore, Adam Reynolds of Premaitha and Optibiotix, Venn Life and Collagen. Enjoy

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2206 days ago

Video of K3 Business Technology Presenting at UK Investor Show 2015

Steve Moore and I have been big fans of K3 (KBT) for a while on the Nifty Fifty and the share tip has done us proud. Our confidence was bolstered by this confident presentation at the UK Investor Show 2015.

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2213 days ago

Video of Net Dimensions Presentation at the UK Investor Show 2015

Steve Moore and I have followed NetDimensions (NETD) for a while although it is not a current share tip - we banked profits. Anyhow, here is a video of its presentation from the UK Investor Show 2015

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2214 days ago

Video: Geoff Miller of GLI Finance presents at UK Investor Show

Steve Moore and I have done well with our share tip on GLI Finance (GLIF) and we still see upside. Here is its CEO Geoff Miller - a diehard West Ham Supporter - presenting at the UK Investor Show to explain what might seem a hard story, in words clear enough for all to understand.

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2216 days ago

Two share tips from Tom Winnifrith today – at c3.30 PM

As well as working on UK Investor Show last week, Steve Moore and I were also working hard on two new share tips and both will go live this afternoon just after 3 PM.

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2236 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Positive Seminar Video: Reasons to be buying shares right now & 5 share tips

Two weeks ago I gave a two part presentation at the ShareProphets Seminar. Part two covers the reasons to be bearish on shares and 5 shares to sell. Part one are the reasons to be bullish and serves up 5 share tips at the end. The part 1 video is below:

The website where Steve Moore and I serve up our share tips is the Nifty Fifty and you can find it HERE

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2237 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 30 March

I commend to you Steve Moore's excellent article on Outsourcery, the Piers Linney POS, HERE. I add a few thoughts on this Rum & Coke company. I also comment again on Rosslyn Data witha few new thoughts on slow death/quick death for the share price of Coms and on the woeful position of Sovereign Mines of Africa. There is more bad news, I am sorry to say, for my old friend Jim Mellon and Billing Services and I take a look at Quadrise Fuels.

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2249 days ago

Tuesday Odd One Out Competition

Your hint is that this refers to a small and pooly attended rival investor show.All you need to:is to consider the five photos below and name the odd one out and exactly why. Second hint, the photoshop picture (3) is meant to be Steve Moore. Put your answers in the comments section below

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2259 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bullcast (no kidding!) - 8 March

Fear not it is a one off! A regular bearcast will be back later today. But pro tem I talk about some of the stocks Steve Moore and I have recommended and written about recently on the Nifty Fifty. I talk about how Steve and I met and our working relationship and how we look at both the markets today and also what to recommend, comparing those stocks with the Bulletin Board favourites. And I look at how a long only portfolio should handle risk and diversification.

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2265 days ago

Adept Telecom is a buy at up to 150p

Steve Moore and I tipped shares in Adept Telecom (LSE:ADT) at a 143p ofer price last week on the Nifty Fifty. The shares are now 150p mid and if you can buy at 150p or less on a weak day for the shares you should and here is why.

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2323 days ago

Why do writers opt NOT to own the shares they write about?

Mark Howitt has today penned an article slating writers who write about shares they do not own. He is a young man, naïve of the ways of the world and – with respect – an amateur scribbler talking out of his arse and here is why.

For Mark writing is a hobby it is not his main job. He may earn a few hundred quid a month from writing but it is not a main source of income, not enough to live on. Other folks are professional writers, that is to say it is their sole source of income. 

Some of our writers such as Steve Moore own quite a few shares. It can put him in a hard position for he knows that he can only sell 72 hours after advising readers to sell. And so if he owns shares in a company that issues a profits warning where he has written about it – declaring his interest -, he must sit on the sidelines and sell out at a much lower price than were he not to be a writer. That is his call.

Mark’s thesis

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2326 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s share tips of the year 2015 – No 1 Buy InterQuest at a 102p offer

One of my highlights of Christmas was a gathering of the friends of the woman I once referred to as the deluded lefty, that is to say the Mrs. I was ill so, having cooked for them, I retreated to bed with the cats, but coming down for a cup of tea I heard the most deluded of the lot of them (they are nearly all sociology lecturers) opine that she had “applied for research funding to study how black women are suffering in the recession.” Where does one start?

Firstly, she will get that funding and it is YOUR taxes that will fund this vital work. Secondly, you might point out that we are not in a recession so the whole thesis is fundamentally flawed but that will not stop this utter loon from securing funding from the grateful taxpayer which will produce a report concluding that the wicked Tory inspired recession has especially disadvantaged women of colour (you see I know the PC lingo off pat now) and that the taxpayer needs to invest (i.e. piss away more cash) to rectify this.  We live in a mad world.

My point is that the UK is not in a recession. One of my ten macro themes for 2015 (HERE) is that UK GDP growth will be the strongest in Europe and among the strongest in the G8 and thus Steve Moore and I when tipping stocks as buys are looking for UK GDP plays. That brings me to recruitment business InterQuest (ITQ) at

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2384 days ago

Tom Winnifrith's BearCast 3rd November - the Sefton lessons for Sefton, Quindell and others edition

Shares in Sefton Resources (SER) are among the big fallers today- nowat 0.11p vs 2.5p when i started attacking this fraud more than two years ago.  There are some lessons from that "campaign" for shareholders in the fraud that is Quindell. But there are wider lessons brought home by today's latest catastrophic news, viz the reality of real asset backing and the failure of auditors. I also cover Quenron and its share price and the  turn my fire on Touchstone Gold - a crony capitalist pointless POS vehicle, before discussing Globo and why its shares are so grossly overvalued -a point made in more genteel terms by Steve Moore earlier today HERE

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2388 days ago

Amino is already a winning share tip from Steve & I but there is still c40% upside

Young Steve Moore and I tipped Amino at an 82p offer on our Nifty Fifty website on October 15 2014 - the shares are now 95p to 96p. You see we can write BUY share tips and when we do we are good at it! But there is still upside. We reckon fair value for the shares is 133p and here’s why.

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2396 days ago

EMED – The Peasants should revolt and back calls to sack the board

Multinational commodities group Trafigura, the largest shareholder in EMED Mining (EMED), has called an EGM to vote on the removal of most of its board to ‘bring about much-needed change’.  Steve Moore and I back Trafigura and urge you to cast proxy votes in support of the calls for change. Small investors, the peasants, can make a difference here and the current board has given the peasants every reason to revolt.

Trafigura says that the present EMED board, under chairman Ronnie Beevor and chief executive officer Isaac Querub, ’is failing to serve the interests of shareholders’  and arguing the company, as currently constituted, lacks the financial resources and management capabilities to achieve its goal of reopening the historic Rio Tinto copper mine in the Spanish province of Andalusia.

Significantly,

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2396 days ago

The market is plunging and we are about to do what?

Steve Moore and I are pretty proud of NOT having published a new share tip for several months on our pemium Nifty Fifty website  There are commercial pressures to write tips – folks do not renew if you see no tips! – but we could not have acted differently and felt good about ourselves. Instead we have advised the selling of a number of older tips some at a profit others not so and we hope our readers are now fairly heavily cash weighted as a result.

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2480 days ago

Feeling Guilt at the Greek Hovel – Not Making the Mental Leap

There are different forms of guilt that I feel as I sit in the Greek Hovel. The worst is as I peer outside and see the sun shining on a glorious day. Yet I will be heading back inside soon to finish another article on shares, on Quindell or whatever.

In side of me something associate sun and the smell of a Greek hillside with holidays. What on earth am I doing spending holiday time hammering away at my PC?  The Mrs makes that point every time we go on holiday and it is a fair one.

I have not fully made the mental leap that this is not a holiday. The Mrs has bought a house which is one of our two homes. The nature of my work means that sometimes I will live in Bristol and sometimes I live here in the Mani, Greece.  This is my home and just as in Bristol I am working from home.  And so gradually the feelings of guilt about now being down at the beach or just lazing around doing nothing are going.

As it happens

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2498 days ago

Lombard Risk Management – Buy after solid trading statement

Written with Steve Moore: AIM listed tech stock Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has issued a trading update that it “remains on target to achieve the market growth forecasts for the current year… supported by recent new licence wins and additional new orders won with existing customers” as well as announcing the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer, Nigel Gurney. 

Forecasts are currently for a reported full-year pre-tax profit of £5 million on revenue of £22.5 million, up from a prior year £4.42 million on £20.40 million. I note ‘reported’ since significant investment costs are capitalised here - £4.22 million more than depreciation + amortisation last year, with the company then commenting “we expect research and development costs to reduce in the 2014/15 financial year as a percentage of revenues but at the same time it would be very short sighted not to invest in our future growth”

As noted

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2545 days ago

It was 24 months ago last week but looking forward is far more fun!

This morning www.TomWinnifrith.com went down. Uh oh…apologies all round, we forgot to renew the domain name! Apologies for that, we are two years old today. It is a week of anniversaries and look backs. On 18th May I “parted company” with Rivington, the company I founded as an employee. Rivington said that it had issued me a 24 month rolling contract as an advisor to t1ps. That was of course not true and I was on my way.

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2563 days ago

Symphony Environmental – 37% ahead on this share tip: more to come!

Steve Moore and I tipped this stock at a 6.75p offer price in September on our Nifty Fifty website. The shares are now 9.25p to sell so on an offer to bid basis ( we don't need to fudge our stats) we are well ahead. But there is more to come. A good share tip will get better still! And we have another great share tip coming out on Monday HERE

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) told its AGM attendees the other day 

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2572 days ago

MORE Speakers - 23 now in lineup for UK Investor Show 2015 - 27 more to come

It is now a day less than a  year until the 2015 UK Investor Show but following the smash success of the sell-out 2014 show, the UK's leading investor show is already able to announce the first 31 speakers who have agreed to appear in 2015! And there are 27 more names to reveal as the show moves up into superdrive

Our new speakers are Matt Lofgran of Nostra Terra and Matt Suttcliffe of Alaxander Mining and they join on stage Nigel Wray, Evil Knievil, myself (Tom Winnifrith), Clem Chambers, Vin Murria, Ben Edelman, Paul Scott, Lucian Miers, Steve Moore, Robert Sutherland Smith, Cathal Friel, Andrew Bell, Marcus Hanke, Amanda Van Dyke, Matt Earl, Thierry Laduguie and..

NEW For 2015: Charlotte Argyle, Ben Turney, Jason Drummond, Cassandra Harris and BrokerMan Daniel

Some failing shows manage only a handful of speakers but UK Investor Show delivers both changes each year AND the big names. Over the coming weeks we will announce more big name speakers as we plan an increased number of sessions as we take on more floor space. Brace yourself for a 50 speaker show!


And

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2575 days ago

Steve Moore finally gets this twitter thing figured out

Steve Moore who started working with me when he left University and has been in comrade in arms ever since has – after one false start – finally got the hang of this twitter thingy. I do wonder if he is a 90 year old disguised as a young person some times. 

Steve co-edits the Nifty Fifty with myself and Lucian Miers and is also a contributor to www.shareprophets.com 

To follow his tweets search him out at @SMooreN50

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2587 days ago

UK Investor Show 2015 – First 21 Speakers announced for April 18: Get your early bird ticket NOW

It is still just over a year until the 2015 UK Investor Show but following the smash success of the sell-out 2014 show, the UK's leading investor show is already able to announce the first 21 speakers who have agreed to appear in 2015!

They are: Nigel Wray, Evil Knievil, myself (Tom Winnifrith), Clem Chambers, Vin Murria, Ben Edelman, Paul Scott, Lucian Miers, Steve Moore, Robert Sutherland Smith, Cathal Friel, Andrew Bell, Marcus Hanke, Amanda Van Dyke, Matt Earl, Thierry Laduguie and..

NEW For 2015: Charlotte Argyle, Ben Turney, Jason Drummond, Dominic Picarda and BrokerMan Daniel

Some failing shows manage only a handful of speakers but UK Investor Show delivers both changes each year AND the big names. Over the coming weeks we will announce more big name speakers as we plan an increased number of sessions as we take on more floor space. Brace yourself for a 50 speaker show!

And there will also be 110 stands for PLCs to exhibit and present from. Already we are almost 20% booked out and we will start announcing those exhibiting very soon.

There are two classes of tickets:

A Golden Ticket guarantees you a front three row seat in any of the days 110 sessions plus a pass to the after show party with CEOs, speakers and journalists. It costs £60 (inc VAT)

An Investor class ticket gains access to any session at the show and costs £12 including VAT.

BUT you can buy either type of ticket with a 50% early bird discount if you book NOW. You can buy your early bird tickets HERE

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2593 days ago

Would I rather be long or short of blinkx? Dunno!

Steve Moore and I have been bearish on blinkx  (BLNX) from well into the BE (Before Edelman) era. Our concern was simply that the rating was too high. We were right to be bearish although it won us no fans on the Bulletin Boards. But now that the shares have slumped to 91p would I rather be long or short? To be honest I just don’t know. I do not have a Scooby. Here’s why.

Ben Edelman made serious allegations on Saturday at The Uk Investor Show. If he is correct then one part of the blinkx business is generating revenues from adware in a way that the FTC prohibits. It is doing so, according to Edelman, via a unit which under its previous owner was shut down and fined heavily by the FTC for doing the same thing. I would have loved blinkx to have accepted my offer to respond to that claim. It, so far, has not.

What I am trying to get a handle on is what percentage of blinkx revenues and profits come from this area. I chatted to short selling analyst  Paddington Bear last night and he put it thus:

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2602 days ago

6 Days and Fewer than 50 tickets left to the Investor Show of the year – Book NOW ( and Dine with us on Friday)

Nigel Wray, Ben Edelman, Evil Knievil, Vin Murria, Cassandra Harris, Lucian Miers, 90 Growth Company CEOs, myself, Steve Moore, Malcolm Stacey, David Lenigas, Amanda van Dyke, 34 other star speakers, 1500 serious investors will all be in Westminster on April 5 for the Investor Show of the Year? Want to join them? There are now fewer than 50 seats left – you can book HERE

Book this weekend and your tickets will be in the post at Mount Pleasant before first post Monday.

This is a once a year event. The list of growth companies attending is awesome and can be found HERE

The full speaker list is HERE

And there are now fewer than 50 seats still going free so if you want one book now HERE

I look forward to seeing many readers of this blog in London on April 5, in just six days time. Incidentally if you are making a weekend of it in London for the show, bring your ticket along to Real Man Pizza Company on Friday and you get 20% off. I shall be there with Steve Moore, my wife and various speakers and CEOs and would look forward to saying hello ( and you buying me a drink!)

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2615 days ago

Range Resources – with hindsight a premature capitulation (by me)

I attracted an unprecedented (even by my standards) amount of grief from Bulletin Board Morons for being persistently bearish on AIM Cesspit listed Range Resources (RRL) all the way down from 5p until December. Then at 1.28p I did not tip the stock but merely ran it as a (successful) trading buy in my Christmas trading challenge with Steve Moore. 

That call also earned me grief because by then the Morons (without apologising to me) had decided that Range Resources head honcho Pete Landau was now the devil incarnate. The shares are now 0.82p. Where next?

For what it is worth I do not regard Landau as a devil incarnate. Folks can often get too tied up with personality. Landau may be Australian but then so is Kylie so not everyone from Oz is a bad person. But unlike Kylie who delivers winning smile after winning smile, I am afraid that Landau

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2632 days ago

Join Myself, Dan Levi, Malcolm Stacey and the share tipsters at our bloggers café on April 5

We are ringing the changes at The UK Investor Show on April 5 in Westminster. One big change is the introduction of the bloggers café – a special area where writers like Brokerman Dan, Doc Holiday, Malcolm Stacey, Malcolm Palle from Mining Maven, Robert Sutherland Smith, Steve Moore and myself will spend much of the day, blogging, tweeting and just chatting to anyone who wants a chat over a coffee.  Hopefully my fave Tory blogger Charlotte Argylle will also join us at the cafe.

Of course we are not the main attraction but this is another reason for you to book a seat at the UK Investor Show this year -. Why book in to attend? 

* A top location: the QE2 Centre in the heart of Westminster

* A cracking line-up of big name presenters. Nigel Wray, Mark Slater, Evil Knievil and I am back from 2013. But we are joined this year by 40 other speakers including Terry Smith, the tech queens Vin Murria and Cassandra Harris; Mining gurus Amanda van Dyke, Dominic Frisby and Matt Suttcliffe and blogger supremo Paul Scott and now the Blinkx Destroyer Ben Edelman.

*Real variety – main stage sessions on value investing, Bitcoins, mining investing, crowd-funding, tech investing, oil & gas, shareholder activism and much more

*Better and more exhibiting companies. Last year 50 companies attended the UK Investor Show. This year we already have 90 booked in and counting – the latest booking came just today: Tangent Communications (TNG) - a very profitable AIM listed media company. And most of these PLCs will also do a 20 minute presentation in smaller side room for those who really want to know more.

You can get full details of the speaker line up HERE

You can get full details of the main stage presentations HERE

You can get full details of the exhibiting companies HERE

Already well over half the seats for this event have been booked with 4% of the tickets going yesterday alone! 

To book your ticket go HERE

I look forward to seeing you on April 5 in Westminster

 

Tom Winnifrith

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2644 days ago

How share tipsters fudge performance & a valentine’s love-in with Steve Moore as we discuss ours on Nifty Fifty.

Share tip services usually bodge performance in a number of ways. You can safely say they try to make their stats look as good as possible in order to get you to sign up. The bodges are easy.

The most common one is to use mid-prices rather than offer to bid. It is industry standard to do this and no-one wants to break ranks. I admit that when at t1ps the performance of Steve & I was calculated in this way. It gets compliance sign off, it is legal, everyone does it but it is completely misleading. It is not as if your poor readers get to buy and sell at the mid.

I know of penny stocks that trade at 1p-1.5p. Tip such a stock and see it go to 2.25-2.75p and the industry standard website will claim a 100% gain. The real gain is of course 50% - if you serve up only 10 or so tips a year that “fudge” allows you to boost your stated performance by 5 percentage points. But it is thoroughly misleading.

Steve & I admit to have sinned with the rest of the industry but we have repented and wish others would do the same

The second is to claim performance from one share commentator to promote your publication when he or she does not in fact write for it anymore. I note that Red Hot Penny Shares (a publication I was the founder editor of in 1998) has recently changed editor. Yet

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2649 days ago

Buy Max Property at a 157.5p offer Price

Steve Moore and I tipped this stock on our Nifty Fifty website last week at 155.75p to buy. We measure our performance on an offer to bid basis unlike most websites which hide their real achievements by using a mid to mid. After 14 months in operation the average Nifty Fifty tip is (with an average holding period of around seven months) ahead by 19.38% on an offer to bid basis (including dividends). For more information ahead of our next tip go here. Back to Max (MAX). It is still a buy at 157.5p – last week’s article read:

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2655 days ago

Human Psychology and why Vialogy is a buy

I tipped this stock on my Nifty Fifty website I run with Steve Moore on Monday at a 0.19p offer price. The shares are now 0.19-0.21p and are nothing if not volatile.

For more than a year I was a bear of AIM listed oil technology company Vialogy (VIY). Despite years of non-delivery, of management greed and the fact that it was obviously running out of money Bulletin Board posters abused me all the way down from 2.5p to 0.4p and generally stood by the board. In the end I bought a few shares which I still own, went along to the AGM and “played up” – there was very quick boardroom change in response to “the terror.”

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2677 days ago

Cineworld - we are well ahead but more to come?

A Joint offering from myself & Steve Moore: Cineworld Group (CINE) has announced a proposed £503 million acquisition of the cinema operations of Cinema City International N.V. and an accompanying 8 for 25 Rights Issue at 230p per share to raise approximately £110 million.  On our Nifty Fifty website we are well up on this share tip but is there more to come?

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2700 days ago

10 writers, 10 days, 30 tips of the year 2014 – starts Sunday 22nd December (TODAY)

During the next ten days, starting today 22nd December, ten of the UK’s top investment writers will each be serving up their three tips of the year for 2014. We do not expect anyone to be bonkers enough to buy them all but we hope that you get some cracking ideas from among them.

Each day, starting today, one tip will be emailed out to readers of onefreesharetip.com and two will appear on shareprophets.com

We start with a chartist: Thierry Laduguie  but over the following days you can expect tips from folks including Clem Chambers, Tom Winnifrith ( me), Steve Moore and Robert Sutherland Smith. There should be something for everybody.

So to ensure that you get your free 30 tips of the year 2014

Sign up for shareprop
hets HERE 

and

Sign up for Onefresharetip.com HERE

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2704 days ago

Set to Lose my ETX Christmas Trading Challenge with Steve Moore – stopped out on Cupid

I have a bad feeling that it will be me rather than my young apprentice sending a £50 donation to Woodlarks as a result of losing our Christmas spread betting challenge. The force is not with me on this one.

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2709 days ago

Only 120 Free Tickets worth £12 for UKInvestor Show left

Tickets for the UK’s premier investor show, UK Investor worth £12 each are on offer at no cost at all in a special Christmas offer. But while we did have 500 to give away we now have only 120 left – after that the price goes back to £12. So grab your free ticket now.

The show is on April 5 2014 in Westminster and stars men like Nigel Wray, Terry Smith, Lucian Miers, Zak Mir, Matt Earl, Tom Winnifrith, David Lenigas, Steve Moore, Matt Sutcliffe, Alpesh Patel, Thierry Laduguie, Malcolm Stacey, Dominic Frisby, Richard Poulden plus the Queen of Mining Amanda van Dyke. In all, there are more than 30 big name speakers and 90 growth companies presenting.

Yup, that will be 90 growth companies there at CEO level for you to meet and quiz.

You can get full details on the speakers and companies at www.ukinvestorshow.com

 We had 500 free tickets but now have just 120 left to hand out: To get your free ticket click HERE

After these have gone it is back to £12 a pop.

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2713 days ago

Trade Number 7 in my ETX Christmas trading challenge with Steve Moore – Range Resources shock

This is going to shock, horrify and stun you. My seventh trade in my Christmas ETX Trading Challenge with Steve Moore is to buy Aussie oil explorer Range Resources (RRL) at 1.28p at £60 a penny. “What the Castlemaine xxxx” I hear you say, are you not a mega bear?

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2715 days ago

There are still more than 300 £12 tickets to the UK Investor Show to give away for free thanks to Accendo

Thanks to Accendo markets we have five hundred £12 tickets to the UK’s top investor show, UK Investor Show to give away for free.  Well we had 500. There are now just over 300. The event takes place on April 5 in Westminster London and the free tickets will be allocated strictly on a first come first served basis. 

We already have 60 growth companies booked in to attend and present at the show and another 30 will be signed up by April 5th. And we also have more than 30 main stage speakers confirmed including Terry Smith, Nigel Wray, Lucian Miers, Clem Chambers, Amanda Van Dyke, Dominic Frisby, David Lenigas, Roger Lawson, Matt Earl, Tom Winnifrith, Steve Moore and many more.

This is without doubt the UK’s top investor show. Full details can be found at www.UKInvestorShow.com and you can buy tickets on that site. 

Or you can, thanks to Accendo get a ticket for free but hurry as this offer is limited to just 500 tickets.

To get your free ticket click HERE.

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2726 days ago

The Second Trade in my ETX Christmas Trading Challenge – sell Range Resources

Well here goes…I had never done a spread bet in my life until yesterday. However, I am challenging Steve Moore to a trading challenge to run until Christmas. And I have just completed my second trade.

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2727 days ago

The First Trade in my Christmas ETX SpreadBet Challenge – buy @UK

Well here goes…I have never done a spread bet in my life until just now. I am challenging Steve Moore to a trading challenge to run until Christmas. And I am now underway.

We have both opened accounts with ETX and been given £50 to trade small cap shares. If we were to trade Forex or indices we could get another £450 free. This is not a special deal for us you too can get your free trades with ETX starting right now.

All you need to do to trade is to open an account which you can do in minutes – CLICK HERE

My first trade ( using my free £50) was to buy @UK (ATUK) at just over 55p with a 48p stop loss. The Closet Chartist says that the stock is heading to 80p, I like the management – having backed them at c5p a few years ago – and I hope this is a winner.

Any profits that I make on my Christmas trading challenge will go to the Woodlarks charity.

You can start spreadbetting small caps with ETX right now HERE

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2727 days ago

Buy Interquest at a 92p offer price

Steve Moore and I tipped Interquest (ITQ) a couple of weeks ago at an 88p offer on our Nifty Fifty website. The offer is now 92p but the shares are still a buy. Here is what we wrote: 

Investment Case: The UK ‘economic recovery’ doesn’t look to have the firmest of foundations but with a general election now just 18 months away it is a safe bet that the government will do all they can to sugarcoat it at least until then. This is a likely positive for recruitment group InterQuest, with more than 90% of its business being in the UK. Together with recently implemented ‘self-help’ measures, the company’s prospects look positive and the rating - even after a positive year for the shares – is still likely undemanding. Therefore, at a current 92p offer price, the shares area buy.

 

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2734 days ago

Buy 1Spatial at 8.125p (I am 100% up already on this tip) - target 12p by Christmas

AIM listed 1Spatial (SPA) has announced a contract extension which sees that “approximately $1 million will be payable to 1Spatial and recognisable during the financial year to 31 January 2014, and 31 January 2015”. The shares now trade at 8.125p meaning that Steve Moore and I are 100% up on  this tip on our Nifty Fifty site – there is more to come.

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2735 days ago

Open your spreadbetting account with our partner ETX ( as I have done) and get up to £500 free – offer ends November 30th

We are approached by all sorts of spread-betting firms to partner up with them. After one not so great experience I am very picky about who we deal with. And so I am delighted to say that we have kissed the frogs and without reservation teamed up with ETX.

I have opened an account ( for a Christmas trading challenge with Steve Moore) and you too can do so here

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2739 days ago

The Joys of the 4.47 AM from Bristol

The Mrs hates me catching this train as she is woken up by my alarm clock at 4 am. I understand her point and so only take it now and again as a treat, when I have to be in London early. But it is a treat. It is the last train before 9.30 which does not cost a second mortgage to catch, but it is the best train of the day.

The cab speeds through a deserted City in minutes. There is no traffic, no jams which serve simply to annoy. A quick fag and I climb aboard a deserted train. There is just one other person in coach D 

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2747 days ago

Teaming up with Spreadbetter ETX & I open my account for a Christmas challenge

We are approached by all sorts of spread-betting firms to partner up with them. After one not so great experience I am very picky about who we deal with. And so I am delighted to say that we have kissed the frogs and without reservation teamed up with ETX.

I have opened an account ( for a Christmas trading challenge with Steve Moore) and you too can do so here


Shareprophets will earn a small percentage of the spread each time you deal with an ETX account opened here so I hope that you do open such an account.

It was pretty much the same deal on offer across the board so why did we pick ETX?

1. They will allow you to spreadbet all the normal bets ( indices, forex, blue-chips, commodities) but almost uniquely they will also allow you to place a bet ( long or short) on small caps with a market cap of as little as £10 million. So you can short like Evil in a way you could not before but also0 place leveraged buy bets on the long tack.

2. ETX is a long established and pukkha firm which won’t be disappearing overnight like some newbies in this market. They are good guys.

3. You get a bonus of up to £500 for just opening an account. Can’t say fairer than that.

I will start my Christmas trading challenge with Steve (any profits we make on that will go to the Woodlarks charity) next week.  Spreadbetting is not suitable for everyone, your leverage means that losses are in theory unlimited.

But if you fancy a free bonus for signing up and want to spreadbet small caps I hope that you open an account HERE


  

Tom Winnifrith

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2786 days ago

Buy Advanced Computer Software at 86.25p – target 150p

Steve Moore and I first recommended this stock several years ago at 14p  when  we ran tips.com ( netting an average gain per tip of 45% during our 12 year tenure). The shares are still a buy at 86.25p

Steve & I will be publishing a new hot tech tip on our Nifty Fifty site this afternoon. For access to that tip click HERE

Investment Case: 

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2787 days ago

1Spatial Interims – We are more than 100% ahead: what now?

Steve Moore and myself do not claim to be perfect but we get it right more than we get it wrong and we tipped AIM listed 1Spatial (SPA) at an offer price of 4p ten months ago on our Nifty Fifty premium website. The stock is now 8.5p-8.75p so what next?

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2799 days ago

Looking back a year tomorrow as Malcolm Stacey joins us from Sharecrazy

A year ago tomorrow t1ps.com, the website I set up in my bedroom published a defamatory and malicious piece about me in the name of Steve Moore, James Faulkner and Richard Gill. Our connection was utterly severed and I found myself working alone in the world running just this, my personal blog. Boy has the world changed.

As you may know Steve Moore was on holiday when that piece appeared and when he discovered what had gone out in his name and without his consent or knowledge, he resigned on principle. Then there were two of us. Soon after Darren Atwater took a pay cut, quit and moved to join us. Then Lucian Miers followed suit. Then Robert Sutherland Smith. Paul Nicholson, from the Isle of Man has hooked up with us since. And tomorrow, a year to a day since that infamous episode Malcolm Stacey – the founder of ShareCrazy.com joins our merry band with his debut piece on www.shareprophets.com

 

In the space of one year

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2821 days ago

Happy 1st Anniversary Darren & Martha

Just a public note to Darren Atwater and Martha Gall who tonight are celebrating their first wedding anniversary. Given that Darren works out of RMPC three days a week they are not celebrating with us in Clerkenwell.  Darren was the second (of six) RSH employee to leave and come to work with me (Steve Moore won the gold medal) and a good friend in good times and bad. He mucks in at RMPC donning a waiter's outfit when needed. But he is really the brains behind www.shareprophets.com.  Apparently Martha's parents are delightfully right wing and their opinion of the son-in-law soared when they started reading this blog and realised who he worked with. To two of London's three finest Canadians ( the Goddess is the third), The deluded lefty and I wish you a very relaxing and romantic evening. 

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2828 days ago

New tip on my Nifty Fifty within 24 Hours and the old t1ps team 100% reunited as one at RMPC

While thousands ( sometimes tens of thousands ) of folks read my scribblings here and on shareprophets.com a far more select audience read what is on my premium site, the Nifty Fifty, which I produce with Steve Moore and Lucian Miers. My best ideas go there first. It is expensive but you pay for getting the best ideas first.

In our heyday at t1ps Steve Moore and I had a great track record. Over 11 years and c 240 tips our average gain was c 42.5%. Of course t1ps is now written by a couple of fellows who were still at primary school when the sire was launched. They claim the record of Steve, myself (and Robert Sutherland Smith) as their own in marketing material but it is OUR record. I can assure you that we never outsourced to primary schools.

Robert Sutherland Smith has been writing with me here and at www.shareprophets.com for a couple of months now and the news this week is that he will also be leaving t1ps for good at the end of September

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2868 days ago

John Inverdale, Women’s Tennis and the disappearing lesbians

Like most folk with the exception of Steve Moore I have zero interest in watching Tennis. If I can summon up the energy the men’s game has more power and skill and is what I would watch if forced. The women’s game? If most of us (men) are honest we watch it if a good looking bird is playing. Even then our attention span is limited.

And that brings me to Ann Jones and the lesbians but first to John Inverdale (the laddish TV presenter) who is in the soup for stating about the new ladies champion:

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2897 days ago

t1ps reunited… Robert Sutherland Smith joins the Shareprophets team

It is always good to be firmly reunited with old friends. Robert Sutherland Smith and I started working together along time ago when he was only 148. I am pleased to say that he is, as of yesterday, devoting his freelance enterprises to www.shareprophets.com – thus the four key writers who made t1ps what it (once) was: myself, Steve Moore, Zak Mir and RSS are all reunited again over at www.shareprophets.com

RSS will continue to pen a monthly Pond Life column here but three times a week he will be analysing a FTSE 350 yield stock over on Shareprophets. Having started his City career in 1967 ( the year before I was born) RSS knows what he is talking about.

While some financial websites groups have recently admitted to sharply falling numbers I am delighted to say that after less than two months www.shareprophets.com already has 7,000 registered users who go there for free share data on all UK listed stocks as well as breaking news and cutting analysis from 20 writers with the men who made t1ps what it was at the heart of it.

If you have not registered you can do so for free at www.shareprophets.com

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2941 days ago

Bank Profits in Telecom Plus - Sell

Steve and I have called this one brilliantly. And the FTSE 250 stock has delivered the goods all the way along but at some point even a great company is overpriced and hence we chatted today and Steve Moore and I have agreed that it is tiime to move on and sell, banking hefty gains.

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2947 days ago

Getting Life in balance – time for a Holiday

I have not had a holiday since last summer and I am absolutely shattered – mentally and physically. And so my partner (whom some of you met at UKInvestor Show) and I are off to Greece for a week or two – as a liberated woman employed by the State it is only fair that she pays. Naturally I shall write for a few hours a day but mostly this is swimming, walking & winding down. It’s time to think.

You have to learn your lessons and

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2952 days ago

UK Investor Show – I hope that you had fun: a few thoughts

I am still completely wiped out. It is incredibly draining doing presentation after presentation and half way through the post event celebrations I fell asleep (ok I had enjoyed a few drinks as well) but I still feel utterly drained. And so once I have ruined a few other weekends by breaking news of a planning oil company merger involving a well-known name I think I am off to sleep again.


Thanks for the many emails from folks who said that they enjoyed the show. On balance so did I. I thought that the talks were more interesting than for many a year. They have been put on video and so will start to go up from Tuesday in a variety of places. But suffice to say you should register now at www.shareprophets.com to catch many of them.

The location was not ideal. Not least that in order to feed my addiction I had to scrounge a spare packet of Marlboro Light from David Lenigas who had thoughtfully come well supplied. But ADVFN and I know enough now and the show was a success and so we are now planning for UKInvestor 2014. Watch this space – we will announce the date soon.

Highlights for me?

The young man who now writes tips appearing disguised in dark glasses to gain entry (not having booked a ticket). When spotted by Steve Moore, he claimed that he was at Excel to go to the International Cake show down the hall and made a swift exit.  

Nick Leslau and Nigel Wray – optimistic about the UK economy and as a double act far more powerful than as individuals. A lot of wisdom was shared by the pair.

Losing the debate with Richard Poulden once again. I am now 3-2 down but I really will try to do slides next year and stage a comeback.

Mark Slater. The obligatory dirty joke but the quality of his analysis of the markets and of individual stocks (three of which have been tipped by myself and Steve) was incredible.

Nigel Farage – unscripted, lucid, funny and on most issues bang on the money. I had a good chat with him and Chris Booker after the event and he is a very funny and pleasant chap. C Booker’s Thatcher tribute was bang on the money and nailed a number of leftie canards.

Above all I really enjoyed meeting so many of you who attended (particularly, I should say, David from Oxford). Thanks for all the kind words and I hope that you enjoyed the day. On stage I had more fun than I have had for years. I can say what I like these days and I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I actually enjoyed the day in a way that I have not enjoyed MI days for a long time. With the speakers, stand holders and the audience I felt far more at home than I can remember being for years.

The home team from RMPC & ADVFN staging our first show should be thanked, notably John W, Clem, Fiona and especially Mike Hodges and from our side Darren, Nigel, Sarah, Steve, Robert Sutherland Smith and Martha. It was their first run at this, the second time is always easier.

So thank you to all who attended. ADVFN and RMPC starts work on Monday on UK Investor 2014 which will be bigger and different. I hope to see even more of you there then.

 

Tom

 

PS I should mention one other highlight. The after show pool games. I defeated Andrew Bell of Red Rock. Zak Mir fluked a victory against me. And then it was the final: The UKIP volunteers against myself & Zak. They had been trying to persuade Zak to sign up to UKIP although he is obviously a bit too right wing for them. And so with the prize being that if Zak and I won they would allow him to become the party’s immigration spokesman (Zak’s views are unprintably stern on this matter, making Evil seem like a total Guardian reader) we played.  The bad news for UKIP is that Zak and I won.

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2955 days ago

Project x is live! The launch of shareprophets.com

It is time for the workers to take control. Well at least in the world of financial writing. We have had enough of writing about stocks that do not interest for folks who mess us around and do not treat us with respect. For the avoidance of doubt I am not referring to ADVFN who are top bananas. But the workers co-operative has today launched www.shareprophets.com – our own project x.

Comrades Zak Mir, Steve Moore, Lucian Miers, Aubrey Brocklebank, Adnan Siddique, Sam Bottell, Dru Edmonstone, Brokerman Dan, Doc Holiday, myself and others to be revealed will all be writing there. There is data on the stocks you follow, alerts on when comment appears on stocks that interest you, and a lot more to come. And it is totally free, just go register at www.shareprophets.com and answer the confirmatory email sent to the address you give and you are in.

The writers will write about what THEY want. There is no Big Brother dictating what they should cover or say. Free speech, free comment, no holds barred. Game on.

I look forward to your feedback on the site, we will tweak it as we go alive but it is now live and almost 100% bug free.

 

Tom

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2956 days ago

Guest Post Steve Moore on Halfords

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Halfords. Steve writes...

Leading UK automotive and leisure products and services retailer Halfords (HFD) has today updated on the close of its financial year ended 29th March 2013. Shares in this FTSE 250 constituent have recovered from 189p they hit in July of last year to a current 330p and the following updates on whether value looks to remain…

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2956 days ago

Guest Post Steve Moore on Oxford Instruments

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Oxford Instruments. Steve writes...

I previously commented on Oxford Instruments (OXIG), the first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University over fifty years ago and now a FTSE 250 business designing, supplying and supporting high-technology tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors, following a trading update in February. I concluded that the outlook appeared attractive but that with the shares at 1,726p – capitalising the company at £982 million – it looked better to wait for a lower entry point. Following another trading statement today, the following updates…

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2962 days ago

Guest Post Steve Moore on Cable & Wireless Communications

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Cable & Wireless Communications. Steve writes...

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), the FTSE 250 full-service communications business, has announced the completion of the disposal of the majority of its Monaco & Islands division. The following updates on this and reviews the outlook here…

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2964 days ago

Guest Post Steve Moore on Telecom Plus - trading statement

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Telecom Plus. Steve writes...

I previously commented on FTSE 250 integrated supplier of utility services in the UK, Telecom Plus (TEP) in February – noting that I expected the company to continue driving earnings, cash generation and dividends forward in the coming years and that, at 980p, the patient, long-term investor should still earn a decent return from there. Following a trading statement today, the shares are currently 1030p and the following updates…

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2966 days ago

Steve Moore is as bearish as I am about equities – but there is value

The One Free Share Tip A Day  offering yesterday was my review to date of my macro themes for 2013. Some – such as a US Fiscal Cliff fudge, with no meaningful progress on tackling the budget deficit – have been spot on, but others have not come to pass currently. The following comes with help from my friend and colleague Steve Moore – he is as bearish as I am about equities but we both offer two caveats.

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2969 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Electrocomponents

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Electrocomponents. Steve writes...

Shares in Electrocomponents plc (ECM), a FTSE 250 international distributor of electronics and maintenance products, have recovered from early 2009 lows of 117.5p to a current 251p, though it has not been a smooth ride. The shares actually reached more than 290p by mid 2011 but traded only a little above 200p in early December 2012 before recovering to their current level. The following updates on the valuation post a trading update from the company for its year ending 31st March 2013…

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2970 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on heavy director buying at Cable & Wireless

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Cable & Wireless. Steve writes...

Yesterday Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), the FTSE 250 Caribbean and Panama focused provider of mobile, broadband, fixed line, pay TV, data centre and hosting, carrier and managed services to customers including consumers, businesses and governments, announced the latest in a developing number of director share purchases. The following updates…

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2971 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on KCOM Group

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of KCOM. Steve writes...

KCOM Group (KCOM), the Hull-based, UK focused communications company has, like many of the current FTSE 250 constituents, enjoyed very strong share price growth over the last four or so years. However, with the shares having reached more than 85p in September 2012, they fell back to sub 70p in November but have since recovered to trade at a current 82p. The following reviews the value proposition post a trading update from the company last month

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2972 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Diploma

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Diploma. Steve writes...

Diploma plc (DPLM) is another FTSE 250 constituent which has seen its shares rise significantly since troughing in early 2009. They have recovered from lows then of 92.25p to a current 579.5p and, following a trading update, the following reviews whether there remains value in this supplier of specialised technical products and services to the Life Sciences, Seals and Controls industries, with its principal operating businesses located in the UK, Germany, US, Canada and Australia…

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2972 days ago

Shanta – time to call it quits?

Shares in AIM listed Tanzania gold miner Shanta Gold (LSE:SHG) have not covered me in glory. It has not been a disastrous share tip but it would be a lie to say that the stock has flown. I did have hopes of lift off as the shares reached 24p in January but today they sit at 18.375p, a stock becalmed in a sector unloved. Does that mean that it is time to call it quits?

Steve Moore and I first recommended these shares at 21.5p in July 2011 back in our days on t1ps.com and the journey since has been far from smooth. My first post tips analysis was still a bullish one and much of what I said then still stands today – you can see that analysis here.

Admittedly

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2975 days ago

Guest Post Steve Moore: Euromoney Institutional Investor – a eurozone-type growth outlook?

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Euromoney. Steve writes...

 

This company has an apt name given continuing Eurozone uncertainties, highlighted in recent days by the economic travails of Cyprus. It is however a media and events group focussed primarily on the international finance, metals and commodities sectors which derives more than a third of revenues from emerging markets and with main offices in London, New York, Montreal and Hong Kong. Like the FTSE 250 index, of which it is a member, shares in the company have risen significantly since the market despair of four years ago but, at the time of writing, trade just over 3% down on the day, at 900p (capitalising it at £1.13 billion), post a trading update. The following reviews…

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2975 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore - Is Supergroup Super at all?

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Supergroup. Steve writes...

Shares in now FTSE 250 constituent SuperGroup plc (SGP), the international fashion company and owner of the ‘Superdry’ brand, have been strongly on and then off- trend since they joined the stock market in March 2010. The shares listed at 500p and today trade at 600p – but have in between seen highs of more than 1800p (February 2011) and a low of 264.5p (June 2012). The following reviews the current position…

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2977 days ago

Guest post: Steve Moore sell Greggs

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Greggs. Steve writes...

Shares in Greggs plc (GRG), the FTSE 250 leading bakery retailer in the UK with more than 1,670 retail outlets throughout the land, at the time of writing trade more than 6% lower today at 492p. This follows the company’s release of results for its year to 29th December 2012. The following reviews the results and outlook for the company from here…

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2978 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Domino's Printing

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Domino's Printing. Steve writes...

Domino Printing Sciences (DNO), a provider of printing technologies which enable organisations internationally to meet regulatory or commercial information requirements, is another FTSE-250 constituent which has enjoyed a strong share price run – a current 700p share price comparing to 136.5p hit in November 2008 and 583p at which the shares commenced 2013. This inks the question; does there remain value here? Post a trading update, the following reviews this…

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2979 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on JD Wetherspoon

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of JD Wetherspoon. Steve writes...

Interim results for the 26 weeks ended 27th January 2013 from J D Wetherspoon (JDW), the FTSE 250 owner and operator of pubs throughout the UK, showed a 10% increase in revenue and 6.9% increase in like-for-like sales. However, adjusted earnings per share were just 3% up and underlying profitability was actually a few percent lower. The following examines this performance and reviews the investment proposition here…

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2979 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Fenner PLC

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Fenner PLC. Steve writes...

Shares in Fenner plc (FENR), a FTSE 250 conveying and advanced engineered products provider, have recovered strongly from 33.75p March 2009 lows to currently trade at 419.5p.  However, they trade comfortably below their level of a year ago – having hit 483.7p in March 2012. The following reviews the value proposition at current levels

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2980 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Cable & Wireless Communications

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Cable & Wireless Communications. Steve writes...

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) is a FTSE 250 listed Caribbean and Panama focused provider of mobile, broadband, fixed line, pay TV, data centre and hosting, carrier and managed services to customers including consumers, businesses and governments. Its shares have recovered from May 2012 lows of sub 27.3p to a current 41.5p, capitalising the company at £1.05 billion. Following a trading update last month, the following reviews the valuation here…

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2984 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on ITE Group

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of tech stock ITE Group. Steve writes...

Shares in ITE Group (ITE), the FTSE 250 CIS, Turkey and increasingly India, South East Asia and China focused trade exhibitions and conferences organiser, have been strong recent performers – a current 279p share price up from 183.5p hit in November 2012 and 246.3p at which the shares commenced 2013. The following reviews the investment proposition here…

The company most recently updated in an AGM trading statement at the end of January – noting that “trading has been in line with management expectations for the first three months (to 31st December 2012) of the financial year” and that “current sales represent circa 66% of current market expectations which is consistent with our long-term average of bookings at this stage of the group’s financial year”. The balance sheet was noted to remain strong – with net cash at 24th January of approximately £16 million.

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2985 days ago

Guest post: Steve Moore on Imagination Technologies

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of tech stock Imagination Technologies. Steve writes...

Imagination Technologies (IMG), the FTSE 250 technology chip designer, has updated on trading since its 31st October 2012 half year-end. At a current 550p, the shares are massively ahead of their 33.25p November 2008 lows but down on the in excess of 700p they reached in March and April of 2012. The following reviews the company’s trading update and whether the current share price represents value…

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2986 days ago

Guest share tip: Steve Moore on Anite

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of tech stock Anite. Steve writes...

Shares in Anite plc (AIE), a FTSE 250 constituent and provider of testing systems to the wireless market and reservation and e-commerce solutions to the leisure travel industry, at the time of writing trade more than 16% down on today, at 130p, following the company’s release of an update covering the period from 1st November to 8th March. The shares are still significantly ahead on late 2008 lows of sub 21p and sub 94p at the start of 2012, but does today’s move provide an opportunity? The following reviews this…

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2988 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Dialight

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his analysis of Dialight. Steve writes...

 

Dialight plc (DIA), a FTSE 250 constituent focused on solid state lighting technology for industrial application, traffic and obstruction signals and components for status indication and residual disconnect components for automotive and niche industrial application, last week announced results for the 2012 calendar year. These have helped the shares – up from only just over 100p late 2008 lows – further higher; from a 1,165p close prior to the results announcement to a current 1,300p. Capitalising the company at approaching £418 million, the following reviews the results and the value on offer here

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2989 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore Buy Invensys

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a share tip he has published on mid cap tech stock Invensys. Steve writes...

Invensys plc (ISYS) is a current FTSE 250 constituent and provider of market-leading software, systems and equipment that optimise operational performance for a broad range of industrial and commercial customers, rail operators and appliance manufacturers. It does so via three divisions – Operations Management, Rail and Controls. However, in November the company announced a proposed £1.742 billion disposal of its rail business to Siemens to create “a more focused industrial software, systems and control equipment group with a significant exposure to higher growth and higher margin segments and the resources to invest in them”. Following a further update from the company earlier this year, the following is my view…

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2998 days ago

Guest post Steve Moore: Halma a Safety First Investment

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a share tip he has published on mid cap tech stock Halma. Steve writes...

Halma plc (HLMA), a FTSE 250 constituent and safety, health and environmental technology group – with products including fire detectors, access control sensors, medical devices and environmental analysis instruments – updated earlier this month that it “expects adjusted profit for the full year to be in line with market expectations” and that it has “maintained strong returns and achieved good cash generation, which provide us with the financial capacity for further acquisitions and investment”. However, this is another shares in which have risen strongly recently, as the FTSE 250 index has. With the shares up from March 2009 lows of 143.2p and 330.4p at the start of 2012, the following reviews whether value remains at the current 493p, which capitalises this company at £1.86 billion…

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2999 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Aveva

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a share tip he has published on mid cap tech stock Aveva. Steve writes…

AVEVA Group plc (AVV), a FTSE 250 engineering software provider, has, like its index, enjoyed a good recent re-rating – the shares up from 465p 2009 lows and 1,430p at the start of 2012 to a present 2,300p – this capitalising the company at a current £1.57 billion. After a trading update at the end of last month, the following asks whether there remains value on offer here…

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3000 days ago

Guest Post Steve Moore: Oxford Instruments – making a noise in the nanotechnology space

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a share tip he has published on mid cap tech stock Oxford Instruments. Steve writes…

Oxford Instruments (OXIG), a provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, was the first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University and is now a FTSE 250 constituent. It has become so as it has successfully innovated to become a leading provider of new generation tools and systems, with the shares having risen from little more than 100p in March 2009 to currently trade at 1,726p – capitalising the company at £982 million. Following a trading update earlier this month, the following reviews whether there remains value on offer here…

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3003 days ago

Guest Post Steve Moore: Micro Focus International – a share to focus in on?

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a share tip he has published on mid cap tech stock Micro Focus International. Steve writes…

Micro Focus International (MCRO), a FTSE 250 provider of software which enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk, yesterday updated that trading in the three months to end January was in line with expectations and that it expects adjusted EBITDA for its year ending 30th April 2013 to be “in line with current market expectations”. The shares have recovered from sub 240p in August 2011 to a current 665.5p – capitalising the company at approaching £1 billion – and the following reviews yesterday’s announcement and the current investment proposition here…

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3004 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Tullow Oil Trading Update

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a share tip he has published on Ireland originating Tullow Oil. Steve writes…

I commented on Tullow Oil (TLW) earlier this month as the FTSE 100 oil and gas explorer and producer announced results for calendar 2012. In that analysis I noted the company’s 2012 discovery of a new oil basin in Kenya and its highly ambitious 2013 exploration programme and the company has today updated on its East Africa exploration and appraisal. With the shares currently trading at 1,227p, I review this in the following…

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3005 days ago

Guest share tip: Steve Moore on The Innovation Group

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a share tip he has published on tech stock The Innovation Group, a company I know absolutely nothing about. Steve writes…

The Innovation Group (TIG), a fully-listed, global provider of business process outsourcing and software solutions for accident management, repair and estimation and claims management, has updated that it “is confident that the group’s performance is on track to meet its expectations for the current financial year”. Shares in the company, whose clients include the likes of Aviva, AXA, RSA, Ford, Toyota and Zurich, have risen from 3.45p end 2008 and 18.25p 2012 lows to a current 24.75p – capitalising the group at now more than £241 million. The following reviews a 15th February 2013 trading update and the value these shares now offer…

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3006 days ago

Guest blog post: Steve Moore on Phoenix IT

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com from the day he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you an article he has published on tech stock Phoenix IT, a company I know a bit about. Steve writes…

Phoenix IT Group (PNX), a fully-listed IT services company to UK enterprises, updated last week (13th February 2013) that it “currently believes the Group’s EBITDA for the year to 31 March 2013 will be around 10% below market expectations, but is encouraged by an improving order book and pipeline”. Having traded at more than 230p in 2012 and commenced 2013 at 184p, the shares presently trade at 157p, capitalising the company at £118.3 million. In light of the ‘improving order book and pipeline’, the following reviews whether there is value on offer here…

The update revealed that the group’s annual contract value (£194.3 million) and order book (£322.2 million) at the end of calendar 2012 were both improved on the positions at the end of the prior quarter (£187.7 million and £284.6 million respectively). However, it added that some slippage in current work has been experienced and that the company “remains cautious about its short term financial performance”.

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3008 days ago

Resource expert Sam Bottell's 7 Top UK Oil Picks Revealed

Ok, cut out the emails and stop pestering me. This report went out on onefreesharetip.com on Friday and it seems that stacks of punters could not be bothered to register (it costs nothing) and have now decided to plague me to send it to them. Okay, just to give my email in-box a break, here you all are. But this is the last time I shall be republishing a onefreesharetip.com tip or special report. If you want to make sure you get the next special report 8 explosive small cap stocks to buy now by ex t1ps senior writer Steve Moore – due out next Thursday) plus a free share tip every working day just go and sign up. It is free and you can do it HERE

Now, as I head off to watch recordings of the last two episides of Dallas ( I just cannot escape oil) here is that report from Sam:

Everyone should have some oil exposure in their portfolio. Long run supply demand patterns are impossible to predict but in the short to medium term there is always the risk of a Black Swan event that disrupts supply and sends the price of oil spiking sharply higher. I suppose that the odds on favourite for a 2013 Black Swan (if that is not a contradiction in terms) is Israel attacking Iran. The second obvious Black Swan event would be civil unrest in a major oil producing state. Might Saudi Arabia, for instance, have its own “Arab Spring?”

If oil spikes higher oil stocks, especially those with production, will – thanks to operational gearing see windfall net income gains and their shares will move sharply higher. But non oil stocks, facing sharply increased fuel bills and so reduced margins will head the other way. And it is for this reason that everyone should have some oil exposure within a balanced portfolio as a hedge.

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3008 days ago

Video Postcard Number 28

A new location – I hope that the sound and picture are okay. I think I have got it nailed. Anyhow here it is.

On the Agenda
1. The poverty of quality oil stocks in London
2. Ditto mining sshares
3. Why the AIM system is bust
4. How it can be reformed
5. Searching out quality investments in the UK
6. New tips from myself and Steve Moore on Nifty Fifty.
7. The failures of Call Me Dave

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3010 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Wales based IQE

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com ever since he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty websital but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a piece he has published on Wales based IQE – natch I agree with him Steve writes…

Shares in AIM-listed IQE plc (IQE), a manufacturer and supplier of bespoke semiconductor wafers to the major chip manufacturing companies, which then use them to make the chips which form the key components of high technology systems, were recommended on the Nifty Fifty website in December at a 28.5p offer price and I also wrote them up last month on the One Free ShareTip offering with the shares then at 34.25p. Now at 35.75p – 36p, meaning a market cap of more than £230 million, the following reviews the investment case here…

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3011 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Entertainment One – a potential blockbuster?

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com ever since he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty website but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a piece he has published on Entertainment One. Steve writes…

Entertainment One (ETO), the London main market listed producer and distributor of film and television content, has updated that “full year earnings are anticipated to be in line with management’s expectations” on underlying revenue up 11% in the 10 month period to end January. The shares have risen from a 13.5p low hit in the depths of the markets 2009 despair to a current 188p. They did however trade above 200p in late 2011/early 2012 and, with a present market cap in excess of £500 million, the following offers my current take here…

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3012 days ago

Guest Post Steve Moore: Tullow Oil – 2012 Results Analysis

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com ever since he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty websital but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a piece he has published on Tullow Oil. Steve writes…

Tullow Oil (TLW), the FTSE 100 oil and gas explorer and producer, has released calendar 2012 results which it emphasises are “in line with market expectations”, with a “balance sheet substantially strengthened through debt re-financing and $2.9 billion from Uganda farm-down”. The shares have responded favourably – currently trading higher at 1,235p, capitalising the company at £11.2 billion. The following reviews the results announcement…

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3013 days ago

Guest Post Steve Moore: NCC Group – continuing growth through Negating Cybersecurity Concerns?

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com ever since he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty websital but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a piece he has published on NCC Group. Steve writes…

NCC Group (NCC) is a fully-listed, international, information security company. It provides its services from two divisions – ‘Escrow’ (acting as an independent party between a supplier and end-user, with NCC’s specialists meaning it is able to minimise the risks of the use of external software to the end-user whilst also protecting the intellectual property of the supplier) and ‘Assurance’ (IT testing, monitoring and compliance). Having fallen to little more than 45p at the market depths of early 2009, the shares recovered strongly to hit approaching 166p in October 2012. Currently trading at 142.5p – capitalising the company at approaching £296 million – following results for its six months ended 30th November 2012, the following reviews the current investment proposition here…

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3014 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Telecom Plus

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com ever since he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty websital but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a piece he has published on Telecom PLus ( I agree with his conclusion, natch). Steve writes…

Telecom Plus (TEP), which trades as the Utility Warehouse and supplies a range of utility services (gas, electricity, fixed line telephony, mobile telephony and broadband internet) to both residential and business customers in the UK, has updated that a “continuing strong performance” means it remains “confident of reporting full year profits in line with current consensus market expectations”. The shares trade at 980p on the back of the announcement and are up from sub 300p on a three year view and from sub 650p on a one year view. With a market cap now of approaching £700 million, the following reviews whether there looks to remain value in the shares…

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3017 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on S&U

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com ever since he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty websital but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a piece he published on S&U (provider of credit to council house dwelers) today. The Nifty Fifty editorial team feel pretty good about this share tip so far. Steve writes…

Shares in fully-listed S&U plc (SUS) were added to the Income portfolio of the Nifty Fifty offering at an 839.5p offer price in November. Following a positive year-end trading statement today, they currently trade up at 960p, capitalising this home credit and motor finance provider throughout England, Wales and Scotland at approaching £113 million. The following reviews today’s announcement and asks whether there remains value here…

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3018 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Ocado

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com ever since he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty product but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you a piece he published on Ocado today. Both Lucian Miers and I agree with his conclusion.

Shares in Ocado Group (OCDO), the FTSE-250 online grocer, have jumped higher today on the back of its announcement of results for the 53 weeks ended 2nd December 2012. However, with the shares at a current 115p, capitalising the company at more than £700 million, the following reviews today’s results and considers whether the share price run from 58.5p in November looks to have long-term legs…

The results showed an adjusted pre-tax profit of £1.8 million, from a prior year loss of £2.4 million, on comparative revenue 11% higher. However, on revenue for the 53 weeks of £678.6 million, the statutory pre-tax figure was a loss of £0.6 million as the company recorded £2.4 million of ‘exceptional items’ including “staff and other operational costs associated with the opening of Customer Fulfilment Centre 2 and a non-food distribution centre in Welwyn Garden City”.

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3019 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore on Craneware Group

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com ever since he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty product but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his debut article elsewhere: Steve on AIM Listed tech play Craneware. I have to admit that I had never heard of this company until today but Steve is a smart guy and I trust his judgement.

Following from my piece on AIM-listed GB Group (GBG) yesterday, I today comment on a fellow AIM-listed tech stock which also updated on trading towards the end of last month; Craneware plc (CRW). Despite its name and its being incorporated and headquartered in Scotland (Edinburgh), the company is actually a software provider focused on the US healthcare market. With offices in Atlanta, Arizona, Massachusetts and Tennessee, its software helps hospitals and other healthcare providers more effectively price, charge, code and retain revenue for patient care services and supplies – increasing their efficiency and minimising compliance risk. The following reviews the company’s recent trading update and investment outlook…

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3020 days ago

Guest Post: Steve Moore - GB Group – a Great Buy or not?

Steve Moore and I worked together at t1ps.com ever since he left University. He is a very talented young analyst and a man of utter principle which is why he quit t1ps. He is now working with my on my Nifty Fifty product but also writing off his own bat and I am keen to support that. Apart from anything else he talks a lot of sense. As such I bring you his debut article elsewhere: Steve on AIM Listed tech play GB Group.

Shares in AIM-listed GB Group (GBG) have been strong performers over recent years – commencing 2010 trading at 21p, they currently trade at 94.25p – capitalising the company at more than £100 million. Following a trading update last week, does value remain here?

The company’s 30th January update noted that it “anticipates that the results for the year ending 31 March 2013 will be in line with current market expectations”, with both its DataAuthentication and DataSolutions businesses “trading well” and “ahead of last year”.

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3022 days ago

Weekend Video Postcard Number 20

As per request the weekend video postcard is back. I found my camera, my tripod and I hope that this all works well enough – damn seem to have goofed on lighting again. I am out of practice. A simple few thoughts to (re) start with & no crowing about the rugby in case Olivia watches.

On the Agenda

1. Bull versus Bear the markets debate short term
2. Longer term – what inflation must mean, a more bearish tone.
3. The dynamics of new media
4. Steve Moore, ex senior writer at t1ps.com joins me working on the Nifty Fifty – the old t1ps team is now 100% reunited on our new website
5. Leslau vs Wray with me in the middle. More on UKInvestor Show where fewer than 500 seats now remain.

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3055 days ago

My sixth 2013 tip of the year is live: a gold play for New Year's Day & Act now to get my 7th tip tomorrow with OneFreeSharetip.com

Six down one to go. I refer to my seven tips of the year for 2013. The seventh will not appear on any website but will be the first share tip on my new partnership with ADVFN, Onefreesharetip.com – sign up HERE.

It is simple – sign up for free and tomorrow you get my last share tip of the year. In the three working days that follow you get the tip of the year from each of ADVFN boss and columnist Clem Chambers, my pal Zak Mir and ex t1ps.com senior writer Steve Moore.

Thereafter every working day of the year we will send out by email a free share tip from a panel of 20 top tipsters, bloggers and analysts. Each of us serves up around one tip a month. All you need to do is sign up here
If you missed my previous six tips of the year:

On New Year’s Day my SIXTH share tip of the year ( of SEVEN) went live ( here).
On New Year’s Eve my FIFTH share tip of the year ( of SEVEN) went live ( here).
On 30th December my FOURTH share tip of the year ( of SEVEN) went live ( here).
On 29th December my 3rd share tip of the year ( of SEVEN) went live ( here).
On 28th December I published my second share tip of the year ( here).
The day before I published my first share tip of the year ( here).
On Boxing Day I published my macro-economic assumptions for 2013.

The only way to receive the FINAL TIP OF THE YEAR in your email is to register HERE at OneFreesharetip.com .
Go on, you know it makes sense.

Happy New Year

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3078 days ago

New Guest Contributor to TomWinnifrith.com – Steve Moore

Steve Moore joined t1ps.com, the website I founded in my bedroom in 2000 and left in September, straight out of university five or six years ago. We spoke most every day for those years. From January 2011 we worked together as the senior writer on t1ps. We were the entire t1ps team. He is a very talented analyst. He comes from the part of the world where folks marry their cousins but he smarter than your average Norfolk boy. And in October he left t1ps.

He left because an article appeared in his name which was extremely unpleasant and wildly inaccurate and which he was unaware of being on holiday at the time. Steve is a man of honour. He is now ploughing his career as a freelance writer and because he is a) clever and b) a man of integrity and c) a nice guy and d) slightly to the right of Genghis Khan, I am delighted to say that I will be running the odd piece by him as a guest contributor on this site as of next week. It makes this site more interesting and it helps out a man of honour who deserves my support and loyalty.

Steve will also be chipping in share tips on the new Onefreesharetip.com website which you can register for here.

Welcome aboard Steve.

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