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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.

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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…

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Having finally sold Nahl recently (after reading the Naked Trader's new book, Trade Like A Shark) I immediately guiltily bought some back again after reading the official Nahl response to the proposed regulatory changes was pretty poor the judicial submission was well argued, hard-hitting, and perhaps decisive in leading to the decision to scale back the original MoJ proposals.From today,"The shift to differentiate…

Your SIF portfolio has done very well so far and I think it would be interesting to see if it maintains that over a longer period. Who knows, it may even out-perform its rivals over the next 12 months. I'd also be interested in seeing how a bare-bones SIF might do, with minimal or nil subjective decision-making. If a share fits your key criteria just…

I think XLMedia (LON:XLM) has run out of steam and I sold a couple of days ago, but their business model seemed reasonable to me. They run a lot of 'independent' websites which appeal to poker players etc. and XLM gets a lifetime percentage of all bets placed at very decent rates (c. 50% even) from click-throughs that lead to account openings on other companies'…

"I have to plough through thousands of trading updates every year, and it really bugs me that so many are badly written, and fail to give readers the accurate information we actually need. Instead we now have to struggle to get hold of the latest broker updates. Brokers will of course have been given a steer by the company. So the market is left in…

Interesting move! A couple of months ago I was looking at Russian mining giant MMC Norilsk (not London listed) and was very impressed with the reassuring depth of information on its website - didn't go for it in the end purely as I don't really feel confident enough about predicting metal price movements and there's also the issue of exchange rates which you referred…

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