While there have been some impressive successes, AIM remains home to hundreds of small, highly speculative stocks. These firms (and they don’t even have to be that small) can be risky, difficult to trade because of poor liquidity and prone to sudden collapses. In recent years there have been examples of firms suffering from poor management, fraud, bad luck and tough competition in any combination.
But despite these risks, the tax incentives and the potential for multi-bagger performance are an understandable draw for investors. It’s also undeniable that there are some really excellent companies quoted on AIM.
Some I’m invested in that have multi bagged and continues to excel:
- Sylvia Platinum (SLP) - Mining
- Character (CCT) - Consumer Cyclics
- Best of Best (BOTB) *not on FT - Consumer Cyclics
- Spectra Systems (SPSY) *not on FT - Industrials
- Boohoo (BOO) - Consumer Cyclics
- SDI Group (SDI) - Healthcare
So @sampoullain I’m hoping the rest of the AIM stocks will make its way here to FT soon.
I understand there were/are issues around best price execution when it comes to some of these stocks but from what I gather FT are trialing out a new approach so