Author: Michael Taylor

I trade small caps where the risk/ reward is firmly in my favour. Buy the dream by all means, but don't leave the risk on the shelf. www.shiftingshares.com @shiftingshares

Shifting Shares (20 August 2019) – Bargain Bucket #ARB #RRE
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (20 August 2019) – Bargain Bucket #ARB #RRE

Michael Taylor- August 20, 2019

There are certainly not many longs out there at the moment. It's tough, and those who are finding themselves overexposed are now hurting. Risk management ... Read More

Shifting Shares (14 August 2019) – Beware the ramp #XSG #VRS #BUR
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (14 August 2019) – Beware the ramp #XSG #VRS #BUR

Michael Taylor- August 14, 2019

The latest response by Burford was baffling, and in my opinion it makes the business uninvestable. "Evidence" of market manipulation - really? Spoofing can lower ... Read More

Shifting Shares (4 August 2019) – The Time is Ripe
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (4 August 2019) – The Time is Ripe

Michael Taylor- August 5, 2019

4Imprint (FOUR) This stock literally broke out the day before the results, and on the day of those results gapped up and promptly dumped back ... Read More

Sports Direct – Ticking Timebomb #SPD
FTSE 350

Sports Direct – Ticking Timebomb #SPD

Michael Taylor- August 2, 2019

I take no pleasure in watching shareholders lose money (even when I am short) but this commentary from Mike Ashley, who has a fetish for ... Read More

Shifting Shares (28 July 2019) – Bottom Picking
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (28 July 2019) – Bottom Picking

Michael Taylor- July 29, 2019

I still remain keen eyed on shorts. This is because when key levels break, the falls can be steep. Punters wake up from their stupor ... Read More

RockRose Energy – Transformative returns #RRE
Small Cap

RockRose Energy – Transformative returns #RRE

Michael Taylor- July 23, 2019

RockRose Energy is a popular stock. Unlike most popular stocks, this is 1) a real business and not a hope or dream, and 2) management ... Read More

Shifting Shares (21 July 2019) – Heightened probabilities #FUL
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (21 July 2019) – Heightened probabilities #FUL

Michael Taylor- July 22, 2019

Audioboom (BOOM) Audioboom are still blasting their way through cash, but the recent HY report shows all the metrics going in the right direction. It's ... Read More

Shifting Shares (14 July 2019) – Raising cash #YGEN #TCG #SOS
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (14 July 2019) – Raising cash #YGEN #TCG #SOS

Michael Taylor- July 15, 2019

YourGene Health (YGEN) This company recorded its first profit since its IPO. However, it had a near £5 million operating loss and received £9 million ... Read More

Argo Blockchain (ARB) – Bitcoin and profit
Small Cap

Argo Blockchain (ARB) – Bitcoin and profit

Michael Taylor- July 9, 2019

Bitcoin and profit - two words you seldom here in the same sentence. Yet profit is what ARB could be making, if Bitcoin holds above ... Read More

Shifting Shares (8 July 2019) – A new half begins
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (8 July 2019) – A new half begins

Michael Taylor- July 8, 2019

They say it's a game of two halves, and we now enter H2 of 2019. There have been opportunities to make money, but the market ... Read More

Shifting Shares (2 July 2019) – The Joy of June
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (2 July 2019) – The Joy of June

Michael Taylor- July 2, 2019

The joy of June is that there are often profit warnings to be traded. Many companies leave their results until last minute because they are ... Read More

Shifting Shares (24 June 2019) – Sunset for risk-on #FUTR #IGR
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (24 June 2019) – Sunset for risk-on #FUTR #IGR

Michael Taylor- June 24, 2019

Future (FUTR) It would not be right to not start this report without briefly covering Future plc. This has been a printer for me over ... Read More

Shifting Shares (17 June 2019) – Swinging the bat #ALT #KAZ #LVCG
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (17 June 2019) – Swinging the bat #ALT #KAZ #LVCG

Michael Taylor- June 17, 2019

The markets are still not very frothy and so cash remains by far my largest position. (more…) Read More

Shifting Shares (12 June 2019) – Dilapidated sites aren’t exciting #LGRS
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (12 June 2019) – Dilapidated sites aren’t exciting #LGRS

Michael Taylor- June 12, 2019

I'm finding fewer stocks breaking out as the weeks go by. That tells me to flip my strategy around and start looking for breakdowns rather ... Read More

Live Company Group – Building for growth (LVCG)
Small Cap

Live Company Group – Building for growth (LVCG)

Michael Taylor- June 10, 2019

Live Company Group is due to report its full year 2018 results in the next few weeks. As the last half-year results only covered until ... Read More

Shifting Shares (27 May 2019) – Follow the leaders #EYE #EVRH #FEVR #FUTR
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (27 May 2019) – Follow the leaders #EYE #EVRH #FEVR #FUTR

Michael Taylor- May 27, 2019

News roundup Pets At Home announced that it was performing ahead of expectations, and the stock reacted in earnest. (more…) Read More

Shifting Shares (22 May 2019) – All about the As #ABDP #ALT #GRG
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (22 May 2019) – All about the As #ABDP #ALT #GRG

Michael Taylor- May 22, 2019

News roundup AB Dynamics (ABDP) has gone absolutely parabolic for holders a few weeks after the half-year update. (more…) Read More

Shifting Shares (14 May 2019) #ARC #BKS #BIDS
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (14 May 2019) #ARC #BKS #BIDS

Michael Taylor- May 15, 2019

I've liked this stock for a while as the chart has been nicely uptrending. It's already a ten-bagger since 2015, but still almost nobody is ... Read More

Shifting Shares (7 May 2019) – Burford’s Breakdown
Small Cap

Shifting Shares (7 May 2019) – Burford’s Breakdown

Michael Taylor- May 8, 2019

News Roundup Last week, Bushveld Minerals released what appeared to be a great RNS: I had suggested in a previous column that if it tested ... Read More

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