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I have invited Getafix Stacey and his charming wife over for lunch. But have received three stern warnings from the druid.
First up he lives in remote West Wales, drinking at the Punter’s Return, seeking out the Money Tree and looking after “my precious” – his stash of Advanced Oncotherapy share certificates. Malcolm says that he and his Mrs sometimes go to Cardiff but he cannot bare to be away from his precious for too long so rarely heads further east. But he promises that he will make the trek over to Bristol soon.
Second I am warned that Malcolm’s Mrs is even more of a mad lefty than he is. I am used to a Mrs who is a mad lefty and that does not phase me. Maybe Getafix and I can leave the two of them discussing the evils of capitalism and head off to the Conservative Club for a few drinks.
Finally I am warned that neither Getafix nor Mrs Getafix eat meat. Or fish. Now that is a toughie. Veggie food can be terribly dull. I am thinking of a potato, olive and goats cheese pie (please tell me they eat cheese) with peperonata (a stew of peppers, tomatoes, garlic and a bit of chilli – Darina Allen recipe) on the side. Followed by apple crumble and a cheese selection? Can anyone think of anything more exciting?
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Malcolm Stacey is known as the grandfather of share blogging. A professional journalist and broadcaster he has been writing about and trading shares since er… we will spare his blushes but it is a long, long time. He is a good and honest man who I am proud to call my friend and am delighted to work alongside once more.
Malcolm was the founder and guiding spirit of the ShareCrazy website but last year he departed The Empire to join us here at the Rebel Alliance on ShareProphets.
In the late 1990s he published a book, The Armchair Tycoon, which outlined his simple no-nonsense approach to share trading. An updated and revised e-version of that has recently been published.
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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
1918 days ago
There are now fewer than 100 Copies of the revised 2014 Edition of Malcolm Stacey’s classic e-book The Armchair Tycoon left to give away for free this month.
This book has something for everyone in its 180 pages, whether you are a stock market novice or an expert.
And we also still have some copies of “Cracking the Code of Trading Gulf Keystone” by Zak Mir to give away for FREE just by clicking HERE
If you want more?
Zak "Judas" Mir’s new book, the 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Shares by Technical Analysis can be downloaded for FREE HERE
or if you think charting is a load of tosh…
You can download a free copy of “The 49 Golden Rules of making Money from Shares” by Tom Winnifrith drawing on conversations he has had with well-known investors including Nigel Wray, Mark Slater and Jim Mellon as well as his own 25 years of market experience, by clicking HERE
We hope that you find all of these books a useful and enjoyable read.
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We are this week publishing two new books on Amazon – one an old out of print but updated classic from the grandfather of share blogging Malcom Stacey and the other a new classic from top chartist Zak Mir. But you can obtain an advance copy for free. We also have a special report on unlocking the secret of how to trade Gulf Keystone from Zak.
The Malcom Stacey Classic is “The armchair tycoon.” It is his guide to how anyone can make money from shares and has been updated by myself over the Christmas period.
You can download your free e-copy of this best-selling book plus a special report by Zak Mir “Unlocking the secret of how to trade Gulf Keystone” for FREE by clicking HERE
And Zak has also produced his own book which Tom has translated into readable English “The 49 Golden Rules of Making money from Technical Analysis of Shares.” On this book Zak flags up the 49 key set ups he looks for in a charting pattern to tell him whether a share is going up or down.
Each of the 49 patterns is described and illustrated with a real example from the recent past.
All books and reports will be despatched shortly.
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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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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 with me as we prepare to depart. And so I am sitting with a desk to myself, able to stretch my legs and type away.
There are no reserved seats from Chippenham or Swindon to worry about. This is my seat and my desk all the way. Only at Reading will the train start to fill up.
By the time I get to London I shall have completed my first four articles of the day and will get to my desk at Real Man Pizza well before 7 AM ready to load those pieces up, sub two from the Closet Chartist and one from Malcolm Stacey and have a stiff black Americano before starting the working day.
By 8 AM six of the day’s ten articles on shareprophets will therefore be loaded ready for publication, by nine I could plausibly be done, only awaiting Steve Moore’s word perfect copy.
And that leaves the whole of the rest of the day for other things: my experimental Christmas pudding pizzas, lining up more stands for www.ukinvestorshow.com, chatting to more customers and staff from the Empire who wish to move to the rebel alliance, etc.
I have a full day free for making mischief. That is the real joy of the 4.47
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I realized last week that I had ballsed up my diary and had arranged to have 2 lunches on Tuesday at the same time. I juggled and so arranged lunch one for 1 PM and lunch 2 for 3.30 PM. Still not feeling 100% I trekked up to London for a meeting with Enables IT and braced myself for lunch one having just enough time to check my emails. Bugger. Hell's Teeth.
Are we still on for lunch at 2.30 said the mustachioed corporate financier via an email sent while I was off line on the train? The guy was coming to London to see me and was already on his way.
There was no alternative. Lunch one started at 1.05 PM (the stockbroker was late but generously paid for a couple of bottles of Valpolicella and a lunch). Lunch 2 arrived early so he bought another bottle and ate a salad as the three of us talked and then just the two of us. Lunch three, a CEO, then arrived and ordered another bottle of wine and ate. The three of us talked and then the two of us. By 5 I needed a bit of a rest.
I had a brief snooze and contemplated how Real Man Pizza is rapidly becoming like Malcolm Stacey’s fabled Punters Return with CEOs, PR operatives, corporate financiers and brokers popping in every day. This afternoon we have a broker, some PR totty and a CEO on their way.
Incidentally, in one of those email balls ups I was copied in on an email between the CEO and his PR totty in which it was revealed that the CEO was reluctant to engage with me ( as I had written something nasty about his company) but that there would be a senior PR man there who could control me. Methinks not. Anyhow I replied to all and assured the CEO that I was a nice guy really but he was not to tell anybody as I have a reputation for beastliness to maintain.
A couple of hours later I was sitting outside Real Man Pizza having a cigarette and wondering what day of the week it was when who should wander up but an employee of t1ps.com who was looking for me. The sinner repenteth!
Apparently he wishes to join all the others abandoning the t1ps ship and wondered if I might have a spare berth on the Real Man express as our media operations expand at a rate of knots. It is more fun being on the winning team he admitted. Hmmmm … buy me a drink and we can talk my friend.
As for the transfer from the t1ps ship to the RM Express…please form an orderly queue Gentleman.
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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 we have turned a small personal blog and a loss making restaurant into a profitable restaurant plus 4 websites (this one – now with more than 7,000 registered users, The Nifty Fifty, www.shareprophets.com and Onefreesharetip.com ). Two more websites will go live this Autumn.
In just one year www.UKInvestorShow has established itself as a profitable, credible must attend event. Already just under 50% of the stands at our April 5 2014 show are booked. Unlike some (mentioning no names) we do not just claim that as a statistic to impress we name those who have booked. We have real bookings AND NAME THEM TO PROVE IT!.
The Sefton episode has shown the bravery, integrity and judgement of those I choose to work with these days. Not just the established names mentioned above or well-known folks like Alpesh Patel and Clem Chambers but rising stars like Doc Holiday and Dan Levi who I have hooked up with over the past year and who I enjoy working with and vice versa. We are all having fun together and that is why shareprophets and the other websites we run are growing so fast.
Back at the old place one more website closed this month (UK350) and Sharecrazy – once a vibrant, active profitable operation has not seen articles filed for months. Its users have nearly all gone. That is why Malcolm Stacey, the founder of sharecrazy has today abandoned his “baby” and will now be writing a daily column for shareprophets.com and also joining our all-star 2014 line up at www.ukinvestorshow.com
I did not need to offer Malcolm a pay rise to move. He wants to work with folks with experience whom he respects and on a site that is vibrant and growing fast.
In 12 months the list of ex t1ps folks who have moved over to the editorial team that, with Sefton has shown its flair, mettle judgement and integrity, has grown fast. Just to add to the pain round at the old place I will not name the others who are talking to me about switching but I should let you know that talks are ongoing.
I am delighted to be working with a legend like Malcolm once more. Over to Malcolm who today stated:
“Over 13 years at Sharecrazy, the objectives of jargon-busting, not taking shares too seriously and still making oodles of cash for small investors were never diluted.
Now it’s time for me to move on to an exciting new website, Shareprophets.com, which promises to continue and grow the amazing ‘Sharecrazy spirit’ and whose growth in user numbers since its April launch has been explosive. That demonstrates the quality of its editorial content.
It’s a thrilling prospect for me because I’ll be writing alongside big names in Shareland –Steve Moore, Lucian Miers and Robert Sutherland Smith. Plus, the main writer is courageously out-spoken Tom Winnifrith, the walking encyclopaedia of share-issuing companies and possibly the most respected share-picker in the Square Mile.
That’s some incentive to move, as we say in the Punter’s Return.”
I am almost blushing. Cheers Malcolm. I am in your fan club too. It is time to rock and roll together once more. And you are right, it is an exciting time at Shareprophets