I am facing a dilemma. Should I sell BP?

Before I start, I should say that perhaps dilemma isn’t quite the right word. A dilemma is “a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is practically acceptable”.

I bought into BP back in July 2010 (before I started the Amateur Investor blog) after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had hit the shares for six. Shares had shed over 50% of their value, dropping from over 650p to around 300p.

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Reinvesting the proceeds of Bwin sale

Today I reinvested the proceeds of my recent sales of Bwin.Party (BPTY).

Hammerson

Hammerson (HMSO) were tipped as Investors Chronicle magazine “Value stock of the year” today (page 20). I fully expected to see that the share price had risen on the news, but shares had actually fallen a little.

Hammerson are a European property firm that invests in and develops shopping centres, retail parks and prime offices through operations in the UK, France and Germany. According to the Share Centre Company Overview “Its portfolio of around 1.2 million m² of retail space and over 260,000 m² of prime offices is valued at around £5.7bn.”

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Say goodbye to the rest of Bwin.Party and hello to more Segro shares

In a recent post I wrote that I’d decided to cash some of the profit made on my Bwin.Party shares. Well, hearing the old maxim “buy on the rumour, sell on the news” I decided to part with the rest of the shares to lock in a healthy profit.

News that Bwin have launched a number of online poker and casino games in Denmark might sound like good news, but I believe that competition in Denmark is tough with nearly 40 operators chasing relatively few people.

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Share Tips for 2012

It’s at this time of year that we look at what shares the “experts” are tipping for 2012.

The likes of The Telegraph, The Times and The Independent all have articles on 2012 share tips. And Investors Chronicle, Shares magazine and Money Observer also join the party.

While investors shouldn’t blindly follow what the tipsters are tipping for 2012, it can be a useful starting point. You should carry out your own research to see if the shares being tipped for 2012 match your investment aims and profile.

And to save you time and effort, ShareTips365 has complied a list of share tips for 2012.

Link: Share tips for 2012

Happy New Year!