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AIM Soiree

We've been having a bit of a poke around with the code that does what it does on AIM Soireé and I thought a little update may be in order. For those of you yet to sample the Burt Bacharach-backed, velvet-lined plushness that is AIM Soireé, I implore you to drop everything, apply a dob of brylcreem and mosey there immediately. In a nutshell, AIM Soireé ranks the frequency of bulletin board discussion from some of the UK's largest financial portals - think III.co.uk and LSE.co.uk - for 800 AIM listed shares, once a day at 12.45pm, then posts its findings on...

Norseman Gold

So we've been trawling the depths of AIM for months now adding distressed companies to a dossier of potential turnarounds. It's a bulging bundle, but I am an optimist by nature. Our latest investment, Norseman Gold - like many companies we've bought into over the years - has certainly seen better days (we added 41,768 shares of Norseman to our portfolio at 3.92 pence a share on 20th March 2012). When looking to add a holding to our portfolio, better days usually equates to higher prices so provided a few criterion are met, I'm happy to trade recent bad performance for...

AIM Shares Compared

We're easily distracted here at Investor Trader. It doesn't take much for us to start day-dreaming and then set off running with a new idea rather than stick with the tried and tested success routine of blogging regularly. In the past 12 months those day-dreaming sessions have seen us sidetrack our Investor Trader efforts and develop AIM Soiree and DOW follows FTSE. And it was while recently tabbing between different windows comparing charts for half a dozen different AIM shares that I came up with the idea for Shares Compared. Now AIM Shares Compared is definitely in a beta stage at the moment -...

AIM Soiree Enhancements

Record short post coming up. I've got 15 minutes to be out of the door but not before I let you all know about some super enhancements over at AIM Soiree. Each of the 804 AIM shares we rank now has its very own page. Hurrah! Here's one for Range Resources we made earlier. Now, although the chart, price and volume data displayed is delayed (we suggest you head on over to Share Price for live pricing anywho), each page has plenty of up-to-the-minute data to keep you coming back for more. As well as today's AIM Soiree overall and sector ratings and links...

AIM Soiree – Sleeker, Faster, Sexier

So I just wanted to pen a brisk post to let all you good folks know about a few tweaks, updates and additions we've made over at AIM Soiree. For those of you new to the world of keeping atop of what's all abuzz on AIM, let me give you the AIM Soiree lowdown (for those of you already in the know, apologies, grab yourself a complimentary beer from the fridge and pick up after the following paragraph). At AIM Soiree: we've taken UK speculative investment research back to the basics. We aim to answer one question and one question alone: what shares...

AIM Soiree Starts Tweeting

Blatant cross-promotion warning! Our sister site, AIM Soirée - whose sole purpose in life is to rank the most discussed shares on AIM, daily - has begun tweeting. Who hasn't I hear you cry. Well, this is different. There'll be no witty banter crammed into 140 characters, no market comment, no re-tweeting, no following back. No! AIM Soirée once a day (around 1.00pm GMT) will be tweeting the name of the single most talked about AIM share on Interactive Investor and LSE's bulletin boards as determined by the AIM Soirée Equidisculator™. It's a set and forget follow that will provide you with a single...

Bargains on AIM

With AIM shares pretty much taking a beating across the board, it's a good time to keep an eye out for an AIM bargain or two. I'm not saying dive in head-first for all you're worth, but there's a lot of very good companies that have probably drifted into the over-sold category that are worth keeping an eye on. And if they haven't already then they're certainty heading in that direction as investors look to turn holdings to cash and replenish their savings or chase a commodity dollar or two in the short term. So how do you find them, these...

AIM Soirée – Ranks AIM Discussion

We've never made a secret of the fact that we're more than just a little risk-loving here at Investor Trader. A quick peek over to the right (to the day in numbers) should provide more than enough proof. Our portfolio - with the exception of a main board crossover from Entertainment One - is chock-a-block of AIM shares that we've uncovered from a range of sources over the journey. As many private investors with a speculative bent will attest, AIM shares can double their price, or indeed, halve their price in a single day. They key is being in the right place...

17 Potential (Speculative) Investments for 2011

Following on from my most recent post - Which Shares Should I Invest In - I've spent a few days pouring over my own pool of potential investments. No small job in the end as the list had ballooned to over 50 possibles, thanks in no small part to suggestions from our readers. I've had a cursory glance over the lot of 'em and have very crudely trimmed that list back to 17 based on a bunch of criteria that underlines my investment philosophy (I'd love to look more deeply in to each and every one of them but there's...

Renesola and Another Dear John Letter

Readers of Investor Trader may remember my brief tryst with West China Cement which came to a premature end back in May of this year. Sadly, growth saw them forget their roots, pull their AIM listing and try to make it in the big city. In this case, the big city being Hong Kong. And as it turns out, the big city has been quite kind witnessing gains in WCC in excess of 20% in the month since they headed east. I was willing to take that one on the chin. Let bygones be bygones and all that. Until...

Investing in the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)

Anyone who's visited Investor Trader in the past knows we err on the side of risk when it comes to investing our hard earned. A quick look at our portfolio as it stands today would appear to back that up - it's a rag-tag band of Alternative Investment Market (AIM) shares from India, China and Australia with a leaning toward green energy. Oh, and then there's the bank that nearly went bust! But appearances can be deceiving...