Perhaps regrettably I am out of all stocks now. This was one of the last stocks I sold having broken even.
I have learnt over the last decade that the markets are indeed heavily rigged and the FCA have done nothing despite repeated attempts and calls.
Reward for failure again and again. They are fuckers pure and simple.
The market of today, especially the UK. is a short sellers dream.
The chances of success going long for PI's is just 1 in 10 on average and many brokers I have spoken to have only confirmed this.
Are you aware there are sites like FT Betaville that provide privileged information to private traders so long as you pay them a thousand pounds or more every year? How do you think these fund managers do so well year after year? Now who is giving them these 'scoops' and 'tips'? Sitting down with the board and having 'private' meetings. Is this not blatant insider trading?? Of course it is.
Make no mistake insider trading goes on all the time.
City boys, hedge funds and big banks find out the big news well in advance of the private investor.
PI's have not got a fucking clue what is going on.
As for the markets a huge shitstorm bigger than the credit crunch is brewing.
These are very, very scary times in the UK. May will lose the vote on her Brexit deal. May will then have to resign IMO and will not survive. Cue General Election and mass uncertainty. Labour may win the next election. Brexit in whatever form will cause a deep recession.
Trump will be impeached sooner or later.
Not a time to be invested in the stock market IMO even at this time of year.
A no deal Brexit will crash all UK stocks IMO and all logic and reason will go out the window. Spire may well still get taken over but then again it may sink below a pound.
Truth is it is all a casino and no one has got a fucking clue what will happen with any stock unless you have contacts and are INSIDER TRADING.
This was supposed to be a defensive stock and it is down 70% year on year! Again no such thing as defensive stocks. Centrica, SSE, NG, BATS, IMB - utilities, tobacco - down 50-75% year on year.
Even a 'solid' blue chip like Vodafone 240p down to 140p.
Perhaps regrettably I am out of all stocks now. This was the last one I sold.
I have learnt over the last decade that the markets are indeed heavily rigged and the FCA have done nothing.
It is a short sellers dream.
The chances of success going long are just 1 in 10 on average and many brokers have only confirmed this.
Are you aware there are sites like FT Betaville that provide privileged information to private traders so long as you pay them a thousand pounds or more every year? Now who is giving them these scoops and tips? Is this not blatant insider trading??
Make no mistake the market is rife with all this insider trading. City boys, hedge funds and big banks find out the big news first. PI's have not got a fucking clue what is going on. Even here strikes spreading to PAF, nationalisation, ANC losing power in 2019 could cause chaos.
I firmly believe the ANC and Mantashe seized Evander and forced them to 'use it or lose it'. This is why they had a total write off.
PAF was the last one I sold.
A huge shitstorm bigger than the credit crunch is brewing.
These are very very scary times in the UK. May will not survive. Labour may win the next election. Brexit will cause a deep recession.
Trump will be impeached sooner or later.
Not a time to be invested in the stock market IMO.
PAF has had such a shit year though it may get back above 10p?
A lot of information has been kept hidden from private investors here. The covering up of holdings RNS being just one.I suspect low ball bids/offers from Mediclinic after such a collapse in share price being just another.
Yes this share has become a total disgrace with wild volatility on tiny volume (40% of average today) for what should be an ultra boring healthcare stock. Intra-day swings of over 5%. I note Mediclinic has stabilised somewhat. The rise from 103p to 140p here happened over what a little over a week?
For what it's worth I have the FCA market abuse and intelligence teams all over this including messrs Algert, Connor, Clark & Co but don't hold your breath!
Note how the drop from 250p in August to 103p has been accompanied by not a single reduced holdings RNS. In fact the three we did have in September all showed increased stakes! #rogue
Meanwhile lets see if Ben Harrington of Betaville can provide us with another 'scoop'....
PS. Luke - no dividend this year that has been made very clear for a while - mainly due to the Evander write off and debt situation. PS2. Only fair to point out the very poor close on JSE today. Down nearly 10% - reason is very unclear. Some ongoing strikes at Sibanye but not at PAF - as far as we can tell anyway.
Marshall Wace short now below thres22 Nov 2018 17:41
Marshall Wace short % now below 0.5% threshold - they went in heavy and 'something' has caused them to reduce their position rapidly. Meanwhile the insane volatility for what should be a boring defensive stock continues on low volume - no guesses for who/what is responsible for this.
Fund % short change Date changed Algert Global LLC 0.52% 0.0% 23 Oct 2018 Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd 0.60% 0.09% 31 Oct 2018 Total 1.12%
Mr Rowlands is also now quite heavily down on his £264K buy at 132p.
The risk for the shorters is very high considering an offer which would most probably be at least double the current price could come in at any time.
************************************* Interesting that it has now been nearly 4 months since the CEO and Chairman last added to their holdings here. They decided to buy at 160p but not added even when we hit 103p or languishing in the 110's now. Justin Ash needs to realise his number one priority is maximising profits and driving shareholder value not CQC inspections as he frequently states! Idiot. He must either resign or be sacked. Chairman also.
09/08/18 BUY Justin Ash CEO 125,000 @ 159.99p £199,988 09/08/18 BUY Gary Watts CH 100,000 @ 160.00p £159,996
Odey intent on destroying Debenhams21 Nov 2018 11:11
Pretty much all the shorts now owned by this scumbag. Given reports he is good mates with Ashley and a main shareholder in SPD the whole thing looks even more suspicious and worthy of a full investigation.