Thing about Uranium is the the price has been hammered from an all-time high, yet there is massive and increasing demand for the stuff and a finite supply.
And, call us simplistic, but given time that might well resound around your portfolio.
Some companies have had their ups and downs but very few more than PartyGaming.
It came off second best to the United States Congress, of all organisations.
But, as the saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Well, since the whole banking-in-a-basket thing seems to have settled down, it is now time to have another look.
And what we see is a powerhouse in waiting. The fundamentals all in place.
So let's put to sea on the HMS Lloyds and see what we can see.
Pace makes things which will be genuinely useful as we go further into the digital age.
And as we do and become more and more of a couch potato we will definitely need to change channel more.
Hornby is a forward-thinking company which is able to embrace change and deliver a dividend. Well, most of the time anyway.
And if you were to pick a company that might well be in the forefront of the race for Olympic gold, would you normally think of Hornby?.
Barclays has been keeping a relatively low profile through the scrunch, as it has become known in the iBall office.
So is it still a good one for investors to get stuck into or not?
Let's have a look, shall we?
Everytime you mention Kazakhstan these days all anyone can ever think about is Borat.
But there really is more to it, miles more.
And underneath all that there are a few people who think there is cash to be made. And they are called Frontier investors.
For this episode we thought we might pop over and have a little look see at our old friends in The Netherlands.
To see what our investing colleagues over there might think about a small company called ING.
ADVFN is quite rare among us in that it, itself, is an investable company.
But don't take our word for it, because we all know the number one rule of investing. Do your own research.
Schroders is an old-style City firm rich in the history of Old Europe and the New World.
So if you are kind of investor who likes expert hands to hold your money, and still believes there are any, why not give them a fly?
It is always nice to know that someone is watching our little show and it is even better when they come up with ideas for us. So iBall viewers all, we bring you... European Nickel.
We turn again to the Dark Continent and one of its most famous resources - oil - in the shape of Afren. Of course such an investment is not without its risks....
Western Coal has embraced the rising demand for steel making in the Far East and is increasing capacity as we speak. So, don’t be too keen to dismiss good old fashioned coal as a place where money can be dug from deep underground.
If you want to make some money out the hard-pressed construction and engineering sector perhaps the best way to do it is to look at a company which doesn’t actually have any expensive and fiddlesome plant. Scott Wilson Group would seem to fit the bill.
With some new investment, a new finance director and directors eating up shares Premier could be a good one for 2010. And, as a bonus, if you don’t fancy the shares you can always just stuff yourself with cake.
Aminex interestingly also operates in Africa – another great theme of the last few years. So, as our second string in the Jackson Five, here’s Aminex...
Shell. Oil prices. What can you say? Is it Dutch, is it British? Who cares. It is massive.You simply cannot run an investment show without paying great attention to the edifice that is Shell.So here we are, paying attention to Shell. Go on, please....
Anyone of a certain generation will be beloved of the Carry On films. But the ‘proper ones’ haven’t been made for decades. Until now. Unlike most broadcasters, who seem happy with pumping out endless repeats, our Carry On film, is brand spanking new.