Analysis of 541 IPO Placings . Part 1: Assassins and Rabbits; Multibaggers and Dogs.

408 IPOs from 2011 to 2019 were analysed quantitatively: the median return was -17% with a 60:40 split of losers to winners over the time period. This study proves with numbers that most IPOs lose money and often lose big: a few make money and do extremely well. A stop loss removes most of the dross and keep the multlibaggers

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Analysis of 541 IPOs Part 2: “D” Listers, Frauds, Buy-Outs and Nomads

Part 1 of this series identified 133 missing IPOs over the period studied: these were tracked down in Part 2 and the results weren't pretty. Almost half had delisted, one third were bought out while others had changed names, changed markets, gone back to private companies or were frauds. 25% of the 133 yielded a profit while 75% were a loss.

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RP Scanner Identifies a 40% Pop - Short Squeeze Reversal in MTRO: Wed 06 Nov 19

MTRO came up on the RP Scanner Short Trade Ideas on Friday 1 Nov as a potential reversal having made a 14% intraday price move: it went on to rally almost  40% in  three trading days this week  in a classic short squeeze reversal play.

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What is the VIX and Why is it Significant?

This short article explains how the VIX is measured, what is means and how it can sometimes be used as a contrarian indicator of market sentiment.

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FEATURE ARTICLE. UK Markets 2019 - A Lookback : Exceptional Bull or the Case for a Catch-Up?

This article takes a look beneath the numbers and contextualizes the 2019 performance in terms of recent years and in direct comparison with that of 2018.  2019 was a year that greatly favoured the mid and large caps while punishing  many of the small caps. Almost half of the FTSE 250 shares made new ten year or all time highs in 2019  with 40% of the FTSE 100 doing similar .. stark contrast  40% of the AIM All-Shares made ten year or all time lows. 

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Going for Gold August 2019: Trading Gold with Spreadbetting

The yellow metal has had a stunning run over the past few months and is currently up over 18% YTD making it one of the best performing “assets” of 2019. This article takes a look at the charts, identifies the set-ups and discusses trading spot gold using spread betting

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Sentiment Dashboard: Coronavirus Data from WHO,  Bullish /Bearish Sectors

Market sentiment dashboard now contains summary data for coronavirus outbreak with a full page breakdown by country and incidence.

The dashboard now also provides one page summaries of each  UK stock index with breakdowns of most bullish and bearish sectors and shares to quickly identify winners and losers.

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Summer Storms 2019: Analysis of Indices and Sectors Aug 2019

Volatility over the past few weeks has resulted in very significant market moves with drops of 10% or more in some of the indices and larger in individual stocks. The AIM Markets have given back almost of all of their gains for 2019  while the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have outperformed

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Burford Capital: A Reversal of Fortunes Aug 2019

This short article analyses the price action of Burford Capital before it tumbled over 60% in one day on 7 Aug 2019 following a short attack. The article highlights a number of technical warning signs that preceded the attack and illustrates how technical analysis can help evade disasters.

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