Good morning, it's Paul here!

Let's hope the technical gremlins at LSE have been fixed, and that we get our 7am announcements on time today, instead of nearly 1.5 hours late yesterday. I don't understand why the market opened, given that the news feed was not working properly. They should have suspended market trading until full information had been released (and given us an hour to read the news).

Let's hope small caps continue perking up - there have been some good rebounds already in oversold small caps, which is pleasing. I'm certainly rummaging around for bargains at the moment. In a way I enjoy market sell-offs, as the good shares tend to be thrown out with the bad, thus creating some buying opportunities in stocks that I'd like to hold, but declined to pay the lofty prices being demanded late last year.

I'm wondering if some selling might have been tax year end related? After all, if a share is showing a hefty loss, then ditching it before the tax year end reduces our tax charge on other, profitable disposals during the year.



Mello Derby, 26-27 April

Not long to go now, for this terrific event - organised by investors (David Stredder & his team), for investors. There are no spivvy junior resource stocks at this event, just good quality small caps that want to meet investors. Plus, an outstanding line-up of speakers.

I can't stress enough what a great community feel that David's Mello events have. Being smaller than the London conferences, they attract serious investors, who are prepared to pay a modest entry fee. This gives excellent access to companies & management, and will also greatly broaden your social network of sensible investors, if you hang out in the bar after hours especially!

Anyway, do come along if you can, it's going to be brilliant. Graham & I will be there, and are really looking forward to meeting more readers & comments contributors from here.




D4T4

Share price: 132.5p (up 23.8% today, at 12:31)
No. shares: 38.0m
Market cap: £50.4m

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D4t4 Solutions Plc (AIM: D4T4), the AIM-listed data solutions provider...


The company is today updating us on performance for the year ended 31 Mar 2018.

To refresh our memories, here is my…

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