Month: June 2022

How important is ESG to the global financial institutions, and global business and are we ready?

In this editorial, Elric of Small Company Champion discusses how ESG will impact our lives, our investments, and Corporates’ role in the implementation and consequences of attempts to bypass ESG and one Small Company that is helping fund managers navigate and build wealth through the use of AI.  Regular readers of Small Company Champion will […]

Weekly Market Commentary 27/06/22|STEM, K3C, REC| Wirecard: fraud and flawed

Bruce looks at Dan McCrum’s book on Wirecard and suggests that there are still a couple of details that don’t make sense about the fraud.  Plus upbeat releases from STEM, K3C and REC. The FTSE 100 recovered +1.2% to 7,101 last week. The Nasdaq100 and S&P500 were up 0.9% and flat over the last 5 […]

The Trader: Introducing the new SharePad chat

Michael demonstrates how straightforward the new chat is and how SharePad chat has been designed to allow users to connect and share information with each other.  The Chat feature has been significantly improved in recent weeks.   SharePad has many successful and intelligent users (such as yourself), and this feature has been designed in order […]

The promise and the peril: Learning Technologies

Richard takes a first look at Learning Technologies, a company aggressively buying businesses that make employee training and development content and software. Learning Technologies’ is a slightly bewildering agglomeration of businesses that helps organisations get the best out of employees. It creates training content for employers and makes software both for the creation of training […]

Weekly Market Commentary 20/06/22|DEVO, FDEV, BOTB| Remembering the days of Pali

Bruce reminisces about the demise of Pali, a firm he worked at in 2008 and looks at a couple of computer games companies (DEVO and FDEV) plus BOTB that reported last week.  Markets had a difficult week with the FTSE 100 was down -3% to 7,114. The S&P500 and Nasdaq100 both fell -9% as the […]

Screening For My Next Long-Term Winner: IntegraFin (LSE: IHP)

Difficult markets prompt Maynard Paton to search for ‘quality’ companies at reasonable prices. Filters for robust financials and director shareholdings lead to investment platform IntegraFin. Difficult market conditions for highly-rated ‘quality’ shares have prompted further back-to-basics filtering. Hence a new screen to identify companies offering robust financials, respectable growth, useful director ownership… and a reasonable […]

Weekly Market Commentary 13/06/22|ORPH, MRK, AO|Life sciences catch the software bug

Bruce looks at the spread of expressions like ‘platform’ and ‘flywheel’ from software companies to other sectors, including life sciences. Companies covered ORPH, MRK and AO. The FTSE 100 was down -1.5% in the last 5 days to 7,418. That’s better than the Nasdaq100 -4.8% and S&P500 down -3.8% over the same time frame. Brent […]

The Trader: What can traders learn from Warren Buffett?

Warren Buffet is one of the greatest investors of all time. He has acquired wealth through relatively simple investing rules and sticking with them. Investing is completely different to trading, but I’m always open to reading about others’ successes and learning from them. In this article, we’re going to explore some of Warren Buffett’s secrets. […]

New UK IPOs 10/06/22 |BSF Enterprise plc, Woodside Energy Group Ltd|

In this article, we will look at two recent IPOs on the London Stock Exchange. The companies examined are: BSF Enterprise Plc Woodside Energy Group Ltd BSF Enterprise plc (LSE: BSFA) Opening date 17th May 2022 Issue Price 7.37p Market Cap £6.2m Ticker BSFA At the helm Dr. Che Connon Dr. Che Connon is the […]