The hot summer was good for the Resort Theme Parks and bad for the Midway division, which is London-biased.
The dividend yield is appealing and most brokers reckon the dividend looks safe but few are advising their clients buy the shares at this price.
The last refresh saw a couple of Kurdistan-focused oil plays join the momentum-based virtual portfolio and that did not work out too well. Let's see if the luck of the Irish is any better.
The latest refresh of the blue-chip version of the "Mindless Momentum" virtual portfolio indicated that the number of really big gainers (50% or more over the last year) is on the wane.
Two high-profile flotations this week have both received flat receptions and it may just be that the book-runners got a bit too greedy
2017 was a stellar year for the UK version of the "Dogs of the Dow" investment strategy. So far, 2018 is looking like a year when the small black poop bag might be necessary ...
Investing in hot stocks in the small caps space is what Americans would call a "crap shoot" - with the emphasis on the crap.
The virtual portfolio based on momentum investment is not working out too well for middle-ranking companies. The portfolio has a heavy bias towards energy companies, and this month's addition of Gulf Keystone sees the portfolio doubling down on producers from Kurdistan.
It is time to check in on how the three "momentum" virtual portfolios are doing and spruce them up a bit, starting with the portfolio featuring companies with a market cap of more than £1bn
The transfer of Plus500 from AIM to the main market has forced Stockpot's AIM Sustainable Dividends portfolio to bank handsome profits; will three newcomers be able to emulate Plus500's meteoric rise?
While our "selectively bred dogs of the Footsie" have marked time this year after a strong showing last year, another Michael O'Higgins-inspired virtual portfolio, based on blue-chips with a low price-to-sales ratio, has done very well
When the stock filter threw up WPP as a possible candidate, John Harrington's initial reaction was to wonder where he had stored his barge pole.
Our Stockpot editor has been off the boil for a while, lazing on the beach and what-not but he is back on the case now and will have some updates soon - unless he gets distracted by the World Cup. In the meantime, here is a recap of the virtual portfolios that are being trialled in this column.
Stockpot is running three virtual portfolios based on the idea of momentum investing - investing in stocks that are rising sharply. Next week, we will look at how the big caps and mid-caps did but this week we look at the horror story that is ... the tiddlers!
Plus500 continues to shine for the virtual portfolio while new entrant Strix Group has got off to a solid start. Since its inception, the portfolio has outperformed the FTSE 100 index.