James Faulkner

Tomorrow’s Jam Today

Tomorrow’s Jam Today

8 mins. to read

Featured in this month’s Master Investor Magazine. Often, a company can have an exciting product in the pipeline for years and remain relatively unnoticed until some kind of catalyst grabs the attention of the market and sends the share price rocketing. No-one has a crystal ball, but more often than not in these cases, such…

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) LIGHTs up

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) LIGHTs up

3 mins. to read

I last looked at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) back in the Spreadbet Magazine days, having identified them as part of a crop of “speculative small caps that could be set to surprise on the upside in 2015”. Well, certainly haven’t disappointed in that regard, having soared from around 4p at the time of my original article…

The Force is Strong with this One

The Force is Strong with this One

5 mins. to read

When Disney met Star Wars Being a huge Star Wars fan, I confess to having felt a pang of child-like excitement upon hearing that Disney had released a new trailer for the first instalment of the third trilogy in the franchise. Although it certainly piqued my interest, I had been somewhat underwhelmed by the first…

Book Review: Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown, by Detlev Schlichter

Book Review: Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown, by Detlev Schlichter

3 mins. to read

“The US government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many US dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost.” Such was the observation of Ben Bernanke during his time as an academic before he became chairman of the Federal Reserve. Although Bernanke was…

Small Cap Oil Services Plays

Small Cap Oil Services Plays

10 mins. to read

Sell-offs are often a great opportunity for patient investors to acquire prime assets on the cheap, and the recent sell-off in the oil & gas services sector appears to be a case in point. In this month’s small-cap section we have put together a selection of the most exciting companies in the sector, all of…

The Oil Services Sector Looks Ripe for M&A

The Oil Services Sector Looks Ripe for M&A

6 mins. to read

In a booming market, many of the best opportunities are to be found using a picks ‘n’ shovels investment approach – in other words, via investing in those companies that facilitate rather than produce. To a large extent, the same was true of the last bull market in the oil & gas sector. While the…

Grab a pizza the action

Grab a pizza the action

4 mins. to read

It’s funny how much money there is to be made in something as mundane as pizza! Since its IPO on AIM back in 1999, the UK incarnation of Domino’s Pizza (DOM) has grown to encompass more than 800 stores, with annual sales of almost £667 million. With the shares now at 676p, anyone lucky or…

S&U : Quality in credit

S&U : Quality in credit

3 mins. to read

The resurgence in consumer confidence seen in recent months and years offers significant growth prospects for a companies like consumer credit company S&U (SUS), which has built a significant business on the back of the exit of a number of major players from the direct unsecured lending markets following the financial crisis. According to figures…

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