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Cherry Picking Profitable AIM Shares

A couple of weeks ago now - prior to a little mid-summer rest and relaxation - I penned a post (with one foot out the door) in which I fleetingly mentioned the fact we'd liquidated a number of holdings and topped up on one in particular I thought a little over-sold. There wasn't any great financial nous behind that decision, no fundamental or technical analysis. Charts weren't poured over, ratios weren't examined, calendars of upcoming financial events were not consulted. I got what's know in bad economic times as the heebee-jeebies, the financial jitters. It's a desire, neigh necessity, to take what...

Asian Citrus Holdings

We first squeezed a little Asian Citrus into our portfolio back in October 2009, taking up 254 shares in China's largest orange plantation owner and operator at £4.27 a share. Before we had time to shake the tree a ten for one stock split was in the works which multiplied our holding by ten to 2,540 shares (and divided each shares worth by that very same multiple). I like a stock split. I know splitting a stock is often nothing more than a venture in rhetoric but what it does do is produce news (although when a stock split is coupled...

13 UK Shares on AIM

You'll have to excuse this post, it's a little self indulgent and - as Lucy from Entertainment One has kindly pointed out - incorrectly titled, since Entertainment One moved to the main board in July 2010. I wanted to throw the recent (three months in this case) charts of all our holdings together in the one place so I can get a bit of a feel of what's looking good (and what's looking not so good) technically speaking as we punch on in to 2011. Usually I'd do this sort of thing without posting it but what the heck. So with a...

Sale – Asian Citrus Holdings

Another juicy little sale to report. This time it's Asian Citrus Holdings (ACHL.L), our vitamin C packed, Chinese agricultural friends. And again, after make considerable gains in just over 12 months, it's a slice off the top and we'll retain a nice little holding for the good times ahead. We bought into Asian Citrus back in October 2009 - here's why - at 42.7 pence (well actually £4.27 but that was before a 10 for 1 stock split) and sold off exactly half our holding for 82 pence on 13th Novermber 2010. In effect by the price doubling (we were 3 pence...

Sale – Renesola

With last rites being performed on Renesola's AIM listing before shifting their focus solely to their New York Stock Exchange listing, last Thursday 4th November we sold off our final tranche of 500 shares of our portfolio stalwart for 4.0150 pence a share and a total return of £2,007.50 before dealer costs. We were averaged into Renesola at £1.12 a share so we took a 350% profit on Renesola this time round. Renesola has always been good to me over the years. Taking me up toward the giddy heights of £7 before I lost my nerve and smacked the sell key...

Not Up, Not Down, Just Sideways

It seems as though our portfolio has been hovering in a range just above or below 10K for months now. In reality, it's probably been closer to a few weeks but after the meteoric rise of our - small caps dominated - portfolio in the preceding four months, expectations have been high. But sideways isn't a bad thing, especially when you see dips as potential entry points. Renesola is a share that keeps jumping onto our radar. After pushing £2.50 in June this year it's currently trading at less than half that today. By it's very nature Renesola is a volatile piece...

Orange Juice Anyone? Bought Some Asian Citrus

We've been stockpiling a little cash of late at Investor Trader - taking the top off one or two nicely performing investments - and today we blew the lot! Again we've sent our money east to the Chinese, this time to their agricultural sector purchasing some 254 shares of Asian Citrus (ACHC.L) at £4.27 per share for a total outlay before costs of £1,085. The reasons in brief: well besides the awfully attractive three month chart below, a PE of just over 10 compared to a peer average of almost double that and long-term production increases close to a cert - ceteris...