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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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Plus500: 653p You may remember last December the FCA announced it was ready to impose regulations on CFD companies and the sector duly went down in flames. As the ashes were being kicked over in the following weeks one company was repeatedly singled out in articles as the bad boy at the back of the school bus smoking a cigarette who'd caused all the trouble,…

I tuned in for the Virgin Money Holdings (UK) (LON:VM.) interim results podcast at 9.30 this morning. I've listened to one or two from other companies in the last year and what a treat they are. It's such a great benefit to be in on these presentations, to hear every word and in real-time. Long ago private investors would get at best a summation in…

The term 'small investor' certainly applies to me.  So small-fry in fact I'm not even a proper paid-up member of Stockopedia, just an interloper.  Maybe one day... In one of the first books I even read on shares many years ago (the first time round before I lost all my cash), there was a paragraph near the start suggesting there was little point trading with…

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…

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Thanks for posting. I've had 1pm (LON:OPM) on a very short shortlist for a while and thought I'd missed the boat this morning with the unexpected trading update, which seems excellent. The Market is not as generous as it was late summer so only a small rise, which gives me plenty of time to procrastinate further. There are a few things that I'm unsure about:…

Closer to home I think there are some pretty serious threats to the FTSE and other indices, such as Brexit negotiations collapsing over the border issue, May stepping down, and another election being called.

There's a meditation saying, 'don't just do something, sit there.' I deffo need more patience. Going back to the penalty analogy, there is a rationale to diving one way or the other rather than standing still. When a striker puts the ball on the spot they know If they shoot, or audaciously chip, straight down the middle and the goalie stands still and catches it…

That train-wreck of an H2 broker estimate on the back of such a stunning H1 is very strange, indeed. It's as if they have factored in PM May being ousted and a snap election is won by Labour, trade talks collapse with the EU, closely followed in Q4 by Armageddon as Trump is persuaded a nuclear war is totally winnable.  Even then I think they'd…

For those who missed it, Paul was getting red down vote thumbs for posting he wanted a time out today and wrote, 'give me a break, guys', in response.  Or words to that affect.

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