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Proactive’s most-watched videos of 2016

We take a look back at a few of the most popular videos we published over the past year

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These were five of the most-watched Proactive videos in 2016

As we approach the New Year, it’s time to look back on a few of the most watched Proactive videos in 2016.

The word ‘Brexit’ was never far from anyone’s lips in 2016, particularly in the second half of the year, so it’s understandable that one of our analyst interviews on the subject makes the top five.

Back in August, technical analyst Zak Mir told us that the negative reaction the UK’s decision to leave the EU was “wrong”.

“There was a wrong reaction in the sense that I think leaving the EU will be, over the longer term, a positive for the UK,” Mir told Proactive.

In the video, he also tipped oil and gas firms, as well as miners, to do well towards the end of 2016 and into 2017.

WATCH: Zak Mir on "wrong" reaction to Brexit

CMC Markets Plc (LON:CMCX) is the next video on the list. The spread betting firm’s founder and chief executive joined Proactive back in February, shortly after it listed on the London Stock Exchange.

He told us back then that he was “100 per cent happy” with taking his company public and that the market volatility meant it was a great time for investors, which would ultimately benefit CMC.

“Amongst the fog of all this turmoil, there are companies making profits, growing, and paying dividends – we are one of those companies,” Cruddas said.

If only he knew back then what the Financial Conduct Authority were going to do later in the year…Anyway, take a look at his interview below:

WATCH: CMC chief confident of firm's future after listing

Sound Energy PLC (LON:SOU) was one of 2016’s biggest movers, with its market cap adding almost 300% over the course of the 12 months.

This was largely due to the success at its Tendrara gas licence, onshore Morocco.

Malcolm Graham-Wood tipped the stock to add another 400% over the coming months during an interview with Proactive back in October.

It’s not quite turned out that way so far, but there’s plenty of time for Sound to build on its current position. Have a listen to what he said here:

WATCH: Tendrara could add more than 400% to Sound Energy's share price

It’s also been a big year for Sirius Minerals PLC (LON:SXX), which secured the £1bn funding package for its North Yorkshire polyhalite project.

Investec’s Jeremy Wrathall told Proactive back in the summer that the upturn in the mining sector would make financing the project easier than in previous years.

As it turned out, he was on the money with his prediction, with Sirius getting the financing required to get the project underway just a couple of months later.

WATCH: Wrathhall on Sirius' polyhalite project

An interview with 88 Energy Ltd’s (LON:88E) managing director wraps up the top five Proactive videos for the year.

The oil explorer enjoyed a strong finish to 2016, with the share price adding almost a third since the end of summer.

Speaking to Proactive at the beginning of August, the oil explorer’s managing director, Dave Wall, called the price rise shortly before the rally began.

“Things are looking good,” he said.

WATCH: 88 Energy boss on outlook and potential for farm-out

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