Just getting back into shares (mid 2016) after a 15 year gap. Last time it was a pre-internet era and I was mostly interested in biotechs (including British Biotech) but it all ended and I had to go back to work (real work) when I naively ploughed too much into Clubhaus (remember them?) unaware that the huge tangible asset backing (golf courses) that a top UK accounting firm had been signing off year after year was in fact worthless. Of course a month or two before the end everyone knew but small investors.
I expect there are still lies, the special access to privileged information by big investors and the complicity (and ineptness) of accountancy firms but at least the internet and sites like Stockopedia and HL may have helped level the playing field just a little.
I'm stewing over being stopped out a couple of times recently and hope you don't mind if I vent a little on here. I don't feel I've quite grasped the what/why and how of it yet and would welcome comments.The latest occasion was losing my holding in Patisserie Holdings (LON:CAKE) last week on the cheap. I don't get to watch prices when I'm at work…
Over the last week I've been reading up on small biotech firm Immupharma with a view to investing. Phase III trials are underway on a Lupus treatment. The peptide discoverer involved is a Professor Muller and watching some of her video presentations I have to say she is very impressive, and certainly a credible cheerleader for the treatment.But it was when looking over the management…
Thanks for clarifying that point, Nick.
I guess these delayed trades are the ones that have the potential to stop out small investors (and conversely take out their limits). They seem to be like tidal waves that can hit the share price. Thanks, Peter.
Thanks for the informative reply, Jane. I've never looked at google finance before but after visiting that link you provided I imagine I will be a regular from now on. Great charts.
Thanks for your reply, Jane. What do you mean by 'recorded late'? A buy at 55p (ten per cent higher than the prevailing price before and after) wasn't actually made at or around 14.50 but a lot earlier than the other trades apparently preceding and following it? Sorry, I'm probably being a bit dim.
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