Purplebricks

On-Line Estate Agents and Crowdfunding

I was watching the BBC television news last night when a story appeared on the wonders of a 19 year old who was already alleged to be worth £10 million after developing an on-line estate agency called Doorsteps. Yes, it was great free publicity for the company. Bearing in mind the continuing debate among investors about listed company Purplebricks (PURP) I thought it was worth a quick look. Purplebricks has a stock market valuation of £950 million despite rising losses. Will the ...

Story Stocks and Purplebricks

Here is one New Year's resolution which investors might wish to adopt: avoid those "story" stocks! Paul Scott who writes a popular blog on small cap stocks for Stockopedia recently wrote "Above all, this year has taught me to stop chasing stories". He suggested it was a "virtually guaranteed way to lose money". He mentioned a few hyped up stocks that crashed back to earth in 2015 including Audioboom, Fitbug, Concha, Tungsten, Rightster and Torotrak. These are the kind of stocks that ...