Good morning, it's Paul here with the SCVR for Weds.

Today's report is now finished.

I rarely watch films (short attention span & easily bored), but I watched the most gripping film this weekend. I'm sure many of you have already seen it, but if not, I cannot recommend this enough. It's called All The Money in the World - based on the true story of John Paul Getty, and his grandson being kidnapped. It raises all sorts of moral issues: should ransoms be paid?, the problems caused by the pursuit of extreme wealth, family breakdown, what drives some people to put career before people, etc.. The old cars, and wonderful sets, were an absolute treat to behold also. The whole thing was utterly brilliant.

It looks like the rain has set in for the day. Not much company news for me to report either. So I should be mainly finished well before the official 1pm finish time today.

I'd just like to express my appreciation for MrContrarian's long-standing morning snapshots of the daily newsflow, and more recently Dan HollandSmith's different format, but excellent snapshot reports too. I think we're really lucky to have both of these computer wizards, with their own software, posting these lightning quick mini reports each weekday (in the comments below). They're certainly very helpful to me, steering me towards the most interesting small cap stories to write about in more depth in my reports. So a hearty thank you to both of them, and long may it continue! :-)

Today I'll be looking at;

Tracsis (LON:TRCS) - trading update

Luceco (LON:LUCE) - trading update

Sureserve (LON:SUR) - formerly called Lakehouse - trading update - sorry I ran out of time & didn't look at this.

Sosandar (LON:SOS) - I've got a call with management late morning, so if anything interesting comes from that, I'll report back. My feeling is that the business is definitely going to succeed, as in reach scale & become profitable. The only questions are: how long will it take, and how much will it cost, in terms of more fundraisings & dilution? Although the swift action taken to slash costs (esp marketing), which resulted in it getting close to breakeven in April-June is very interesting & demonstrates the huge advantage online retailers have in a downturn, with more flexible overheads.…

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