Wednesday, July 20

Share Tips and Stock Market Game

Stock Trading - Tips from Today's Papers

Daily Telegraph

Barratt Developments agrees deal with John Whittaker to allow it to build homes on the tycoon's land up north

Only Germany can save EMU as contagion goes systemic

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Questor Share Tips

Hold International Ferro Metals (IFM) at 18p
Buy Johnson Matthey at 2016p

From Monday
Buy Lavendon (rents out elevated platforms) at 108p - looks cheap at 11 x earnings and could be an acquisition target
Lavendon 10 year chart - impressive ! and back above the 20 day moving average

2 year chart - 120p seems like obvious resistance point

Stock charts for beginners
Buy GKN at 228p

Financial Times

Apple overdelivers - they beat Wall Street estimates in its last quarter but is the master of controlling expectations.

UnitedHealth - eps up 17% year on year and profit guidance was raised.

BofA and Goldman Sachs - Tuesday’s results give cause for concern in two important respects.

Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis suffering from strength of the Swiss franc

Electrolux - Swedish appliance maker issues profits warning as reluctant customers refuse to pay more.

The Times

Evolution reveals it is in advanced negotiations with BNP Paribas to buy the French bank’s UK wealth management division

Tempus share tips

No reason why Henderson Group should outperform
Hard to see why Dairy Crest shares should rise much
Ricardo - a strong hold.


After paying housing costs, petrol, grocery bills, utility bills, UK consumers have little left to spend on anything else.

Regulators value Stansted airport at £1.3 bn, but BAA is unlikely to realize that much.

The Independent

Investment Share Tips

Buy Johnson Matthey at 2016p
Buy Headlam at 285p
Buy Craneware at 575p (they help US hospitals bill their patients).


Decline of euro is good for gold

Consumer Focus report accuses independent financial advisers of telling clients to change personal pension providers just to earn a commission from them [Wow I am shocked - Ed the talking horse].

The Guardian
Supermarkets and high street stores may do better to concentrate on online sales instead of opening more stores.

Euro confusion reigns - Trichet's hard line is one reason why eurozone has tied itself in knots to keep Greece in the euro.

Daily Mail

Midas Share Tip
- Buy Brewin Dolphin at 160p. Shares have slipped this year on worries about nervous markets impacting on performance. They are now cheaper than many competitors, but growth prospects are good and dividend yield is almost 5%.