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The first rule of IPOs – and how Kromek broke it

When floating a company on the stock market, it’s vital to make sure you can keep the promises you make, says David Thornton.

Now you can pop Aim shares into your Isa too

Last August, the government finally allowed Aim stocks to being held in an Isa. This has made stocks on the UK’s smaller companies board especially attractive from a tax perspective.

This hidden indicator seems to show stunning outperformance

Companies where employees have a stake seem to outperform their peers by a huge margin. David Thornton looks at the evidence, and picks one way that you could take advantage.

How to profit from company turnarounds

David Thornton examines the four elements of a successful company turnaround, and looks at one small-cap company that’s hoping to transform its fortunes.

Synectics has spooked the market - is it time to buy?

David Thornton looks at a small-cap security systems firm, and what it can teach us about how the market reacts to bad news.

Stung by a profit warning? Here’s what to do

Keeping a clear head when a company issues a profit warning means you can save yourself worry and be ready to swoop on bargain stocks, says David Thornton.

The investment opportunity: 38 million pizza-starved Poles

Domino’s Pizza has been a tremendously successful business in Britain, says David Thornton. But will it catch on in Poland?

The hunt for 150,000 boxing fanatics

Broadcasting high-profile fights is a lucrative business. David Thornton looks at this soon-to-be-listed small-cap that’s attracting the fans.

The boom in 'tourist traps' – here’s a way to play it

With visitor numbers rising, creating tourist attractions has become big business. David Thornton looks at one York-based firm that’s set to profit.

How Blinkx got ransacked by short sellers

Video marketing firm Blinkx saw its share price plummet recently as investors shorted its stock. But ‘bear raids’ like this can often be a good thing, says David Thornton.

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