After a horrible year, that the Game Group could deliver more than just virtual dead terrorists. This would be good, even if it might overwhelm the NHS with new patients suffering from RSI.
If Cobham sounds like a rather nondescript dormitory town in Surrey, that is because it is.
It's also a massive UK company dealing in the defence industry.
And as we all know, defence is pretty hot stuff. You might say it's a great, er, defensive stock.
If you like the pharmaceutical sector as a decent play for turbulent times, then this could be one for you.
It has certainly delivered for its shareholders over the last few years, as well as a few of its happy(er) customers.
Barratt Developments has come along way since the heady days of the 1980s.
Today, the housing market has yo-yoed all over the shop. So much so that no-one knows whather to buy in, drop out, get in or throw up....
The alternative health industry is huge. It has as many exponents and fans as it does detractors and charlatans. But here and there is a company which seem to be a sensible player in a more often than not wild world.
So, Provexis and its ‘digestive comfort’ products might see it make solid movement on the stockmarket.
Cadbury, one of Britain's finest and most respected companies in under attack from across the water.
Yes, Kraft Foods want a piece of the UK's favourite confectioner, well actually they want all of it.
But will they succeed?
Weatherly International is an AIM-listed base metals producer with operations in south west Africa. No better excuse then, albeit a completely tenuous one, to cover this well-traded stock with reference to the great Bard himself.
Buses, as the old cliche goes, keep you waiting for ever and then all come along at once. So do carbon sensitive bus companies apparently.
So, here's the story of Optare. And by way of a special treat, there's some serious investment wisdom too.
Like honey bees to a hive, shoppers have been flocking to Morrisons for its cheap prices throughout the credit crunch. It seems even Richard Hammond’s naff hair hasn’t deterred those price conscious hunters.
Nostra Terra seems to have all the right bits and pieces in place, solid interest in apparently untapped wells in a country with a stable political regime - well, if the US can be described as that. So we thought we had better have a look at it for you.
Banco Santander has featured heavily in the UK banking scene and promises to do again. A great survivor from the crunch there are more acquisions to come.
So, it might have escaped the crunch but it's not going to escape a good iBalling for long...
Ascent is an intriguing looking exploration company that, refreshingly, drill in places we have heard of.
Early days yet but it does seem, with a recent spectacular share price rise, that quite a few people think there's something in it.
Break it up, buy some more, sell it, what’s to do – and that’s just the UK government, never mind what we are going to do.
Still, whatever you decide to do there is one thing you know for sure. It certainly isn’t going to be dull...
Antofagasta is a huge copper miner named after a town in Chile where it all began back in the days when mining was just a hole in the ground.
And copper, at more than $6000 a tonne means it is a real commodity!
New media has companies and processes which sound impressive are in fact cobblers. But all of a sudden out of the ether came a 'numedja' marketing company called Brainjuicer which filed some impressive results. So we thought we'd have a look at it...
Life scienes companies are always a punt, but there is a lot to be said for Verona Pharma here.
So let's have a game involving a volative share price, a box of tissues and a few red boxes.
Stem cell research has been controversial in some conservative quarters but the benefits to medicine are beyond doubt.
Not surprisingly then, it takes a Dutch company to embrace both camps and look to the future....
So much has gone on in the fiscal universe in 2009, and in the middle, as always, is us.
As election fever begins to tighten its grip on Britain’s collective psyche – we can resist no longer. It is time to get political.