Personal and undiluted views

22 hours ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: BREAKING: Interims from Bezant and Caerus do not add up, have Colin Bird & Fatty Cornish misled us all?

Yesterday saw interims from Bezant (BZT) and Caerus  (CMRS). Has Colin Bird deceived us all? Have King of the spivs Jon Bellis and London’s worst nomad, Roland “fatty” Cornish signed off on a work of complete fiction? I think they have and that Bezant shares should be suspended ASAP and Bird’s career of penny share hustling broughtto an immediate close. All is  explained in today’s podcast. 

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22 hours ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chill Brands manages minus revenues in H2

Normally I am envious of Robert, today I am not. On that note and now with the blessing of Aunt L, I tear, once again, into Colin Bird and Tiger Resources (TIR) after interims from Bezant Resources (BZT), then onto a shocker from Chill Brands (CHLL) and finally a laugh at former Neil Woodford dog Xeros (XSG) which is still spunking half a Bernie a month seeking to revolutionise the world of washing machines. Versarien (VRS) also gets a mention as I increase my forecasts of cashburn.

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1 day ago

Piss poor interims from Eurasia – cash crisis looms

Back in February 2020 when Eurasia Mining (EUA) was trying its hardest to ramp its shares to the moon to allow its dodgy Russian backers to dump stock and for it to refinance, it paid the scumbags at ACF Research to produce a note which forecast that revenues would rocket to £341 million by 2021 by when profit after tax would be £160 million. Hmmm, today we had half year 2022 numbers and guess what? Have you got a microscope handy?

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1 day ago

GOTCHA! Voyager Life suspension and statement which is vaguely true but largely fantasy, and an apology to Liam Murray

After yesterday’s bombshell expose HERE shares in Voyager Life (VOY) were suspended. Unfortunately, I was the sole carer for two young children last night so there was no opportunity to tuck into a celebratory bottle of ouzo provided, very generously, by Ervil Banksta for just such an occasion.  Today there is a statement on “press speculation” and an unsuspension. As you might expect from a charlatan such as Eric Boyle of Stanford ( c)Rook infamy who chairs Voyager, the statement is not entirely true.

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1 day ago

Alpha Growth piss poor and non IFRS compliant interims, does anyone at the FCA care about enforcing its own rules?

Alpha Growth (ALGW) published its piss poor results for the six months ended 30 June 2022 today which showed a loss before tax of £454,635.  The shares were off 7% at the time of writing this article which values the group at £11 million a multiple of almost 4 times net assets.  This looks high compared to say Legal & General (LGEN) which runs asset management and insurance operations with longevity exposure which trades at a multiple of just over 1 times net assets, has massive scale and pays dividends. Alpha is less likely to join the dividend list than, well, Cheryl Cole and you know what.

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1 day ago

[email protected] Capital & Tradeflow – who needs the divorce more?

The purchase of loss making sub scale asset manager Tradeflow by the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) for a bonkers price in a deal which saw millions of pounds worth of shares handed to secretive offshore bank accounts was always mysterious and another red flag to add to the forest already flying. Last month Supply said that it was considering unwinding the deal but yesterday’s dire interims beg the question at whose instigation?

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1 day ago

Nanosynth interims – this company is lying & looks to be going bust by Christmas

The bullet points at the top of a RNS release, a financial promotion so something covered by regulation and thus meant to be fair and balanced, are meant to be a summary of what lies buried in the text. There is no mitigation at all about telling a slam dunk lie in a bullet point from explaining deep in the body of a release, where few will read it, why the bullet point is not actually true. And that brings me to half calendar year results from the liars at nanosynth (NNN) and why this lie does matter whatever its rather irritable advisers think.

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1 day ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My last ever young mums group on a day remembering fraud busting 27 years ago

A few personal thoughts then Stanford Crook from 27 years ago and Voyager Life (VOY) from today. Then I also cover Chill Brands (CHLL), Cellular Goods (CBX), Joules (JOUL), Westminster Group (WSG), Versarien (VRS), Avacta (AVCT), and the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME).

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1 day ago

Avacta Interims: no placing (yet) but bulls should not get too smug

Avacta (AVCT) shares are off only 0.5p at 109.5p today despite some fairly piss poor half calendar year numbers as bulls were given two straws to clutch at: a sharp increase in sales and the lack of a bailout placing. Fear not if you are short: the denouement is only delayed and here is why.

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1 day ago

[email protected] Capital – is sub scale loss making asset manager TradeFlow still over valued?

I noted earlier that in today’s interims from the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) there was, according to note 11,  another impairment charge of £765,000 on TradeFlow goodwill to add to the previous £800,000 impairment charge at the year end making a total of £1,565,000.  The remaining intangibles of TradeFlow are carried at £6,724,000 in the balance sheet but is this still too optimistic a number?

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1 day ago

ADM Energy ready to sing the ShareProphets National Anthem – is that the Fat Lady preparing to make it a duet?

Fake Sheikhs (two of them), legal rows, management largesse, ADM Energy (ADME) has had the lot. While it might have provided neutral observers with a barrel of laughs, for those poor mugs who ignored the numerous warnings on this site it has been less than rewarding. Under various names ADM has destroyed 99.8% of shareholder value since it darkened London’s doors back in 2014. Of course numerous directors and crony capitalist advisors have coined it in but shareholders – apart from the first Fake Sheikh as he pumped and dumped –  have all been screwed. Today we have more bad news.

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1 day ago

Union Jack West Newton Competent Persons Report shocker or damp squib?

Oh dear, oh dear, the much anticipated report from RPS Energy is a damp squib at best, a shocker at worst and one which begs numerous questions for the journalist smeatring troll of a CEO David Bramhill, not least one about a clear funding gap and others about fracking which is sure to enrage the locals up in the East Riding of Yorkshire. With help from the UK’s greatest living chain smoker I ask a few questions and leave you to draw your own conclusions. My own conclusion is that Bramhill remains toxic and at 30.25p a £34 million market cap is wholly unjustified for Union Jack Oil (UJO). So the points that scream out from the report:

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1 day ago

[email protected] Capital Interims – drowning in debt and needing ANOTHER new death spiral facility

There is terrible and there is really terrible. And half calendar year results from the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) are even worse than really terrible. This company is technically insolvent. Bust. Bankrupt. A dead corporate parrot.

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2 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Apple Juice Production Line

For some reason, I am snowed under with apples from the orchard by the river Dee this year. This week I brought in two 25 litre buckets of apples. I could easily bring in another twenty if I had the time and energy to process them all and enough bottles to store the juice in.

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2 days ago

MAJOR EXPOSE: Voyager Life – a can of worms & a history lesson for young Liam Murray

One advantage of being old is that – as long as the long covid does not get to you – you can recall events in the distant past which young investors or advisors like Liam Murray at Cairn, might not be aware of. Yesterday as I dug into Voyager Life (VOY) I recalled how I first exposed this company’s chairman as a charlatan 27 years ago. Leopards do not change their spots. Eric Boyle is a prize scallywag who has no place in the PLC world.

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2 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Boohoo and Mahmud with his gross cash - he really is taking the piss now

Sorry for the last Bearcast. Lots of things distracted me today. In the podcast I look at Boohoo.com (BOO) and on a related note the honesty of Waseem Shakoor. Then at Sosander (SOS), Bidstack (BIDS), Non Standard Finance (NSF) and Guild eSports (GILD) asnd also at the sense of denial in some quarters about economic gloom/reality and base rates.

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2 days ago

Bidstack ticks all the boxes for the bears

I start with a sort of Lucian Miers-style checklist for short candidates. How many boxes does Bidstack (BIDS) tick?

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2 days ago

MGC Pharmaceuticals: another red flag vicar? More ouzo on cornflakes for a vindicated sheriff!

Following the publication of my red flag dossier earlier this year, anyone owning shares in MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC) was fully warned of the need to lube up. I hope they did. The shares were 2.25p back on 11 January when I warned you that this was a £70 million dog from the scholars and gentleman at Turner Pope.  They are now just 0.825p but after another red flag admission today they are still a monstrous sell.

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2 days ago

Avacta Results on Thursday – something not quite right

In 2019 Avacta (AVCT) delayed its interim results until October to get a bailout placing away. In 2020 and 2021 it had results in late September but gave several weeks’ notice of the results date in a warning RNS. This year is different.

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2 days ago

Will wretched Wrexham Tory MP, Sarah Atherton, dare knock on my door tonight?

Hell I voted for her, something for which I must again apologise for to everybody else in Wrexham, but surely that merits a personal visit. It seems as if Wrexham Athletic is here in the last village in Wales tonight. At the school gates M, a fellow young mum who is a true libertarian as is her husband D, greets me with the news that flyers are out saying Atherton will be “door knocking” tonight. M says that D has a few words for our MP in this red wall seat and one suspects that Ms Atherton will not enjoy that monologue.

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2 days ago

Video: Inflation Cycles have Topped for Now

I am not sure that I agree with this, certainly from a UK perspective I really do disagree as I note HERE. But Larry Williams has been trading for 60 years so experience is on his side not mine.  Larry discusses how bad news sells and everyone has a cognitive bearish bias. If you focus on the bad too much, then reality gets in your way. We saw capitulation in this market back in June. This is typically an excellent point to enter markets.

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3 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Colin Bird skewers himself Neil Woodford style so Tiger Royalties shares 80% overvalued

My Aunt Lucy ticked me off this morning for writing nasty things about folks. She wants me to be nicer to EVERYONE even folks like Colin Bird and Neill Ricketts. Hmmmmmmmmmm. In today’s podcast I look at Versarien (VRS), musicMagpie (MMAG), Saga (SAGA) and in detail at Tiger Royalties & Investments (TIR), Birds’s collapsing house of related party cards.

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3 days ago

Guild eSports renegotiates £15m greedy David Beckham deal to pave way for rescue placing

The David Beckham deal with Guild eSports (GILD) always stank to high heaven as I pointed out at the time of the IPO while the deadwood press sucked the cock of the Beckham PR machine. On its IPO it raised £18 million but agreed that – irrespective of what sales it achieved – it would hand £15 million of that to Mr David Beckham in return for his work as a brand ambassador. Today, less than two years after that IPO at 5p, the deal has had to be scrapped in order to persuade investors to back a bailout fundraise to stave off bankruptcy.

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3 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 David Beckham dogs a spoofing day

I start today’s Bearcast by agreeing with the vile Peter Mandelson on why the Tories really are toast. Then it is onto musicMagpie (MMAG), ProCook (PROC), Online Blockchain (OBC), ADVFN (AFN), Cellular Goods (CBX), Gild eSports (GILD) and Eden Research (EDEN). What a roll call of infamy.

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3 days ago

BREAKING: [email protected] Capital and the stinking dodgy offshore share dump to Holiday

On 6 July 2021 the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) announced the completion of its acquisition of the loss making sub scale asset manager Tradeflow Capital Management and the RNS included the following text:

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3 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - chilli and pepper harvesting and preserving

Both harvests have been good this year. I picked all the peppers, both the soft bell shaped ones and the spicier long green ones, earlier this week. The chilli plants are still turning red so what you see below is just the first crop. There will be a stack more to come and, after last year’s bumper crop we are still working through the dried chillies from 2021. Even an Anglo Indian household like this one cannot keep up with what our gardens supply.

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3 days ago

Zamaz uses over priced shares to make its first acquisition: all meat to the White mill

Today the disgrace of a £77 million Standard List IPO Zamaz (ZAMZ) has announced its first acquisition, Ecocarni, “a purveyor of premium quality meats and associated products sourced from Italy and Argentina to both wholesale and retail customers, from its flagship store in Milan.”  Some further extracts from the RNS are provided below:

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3 days ago

musicMagpie (lack of) profits warning & more bullshit – a true IPO £95m share dump disgrace

musicMagpie (MMAG), the company floated by COO and proven fraud enabler Ian Storey has – as predicted – served up a (lack of) profits warning which is bullshit heavy.

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3 days ago

Vast Resources – yet another bailout placing, everything that is wrong with AIM

Before today, during 16 years when various executives have troughed it on a material scale, shareholders in Vast Resources (VAST) have witnessed a 99.96% share price decline. Today it will get worse as there is another bailout placing to fund operational failure and fat cat largesse, including a CEO on £227,000 a year. Everything about this latest disaster stinks.

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3 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Who will dare to say that Boards full of straight white men will be delivering better returns in 2022

I start with a question for you all ( except Nigel Wray and Nick Leslau): should the Mrs and I fix our mortage next April. Then onto Boohoo (BOO) and the timing of its next trading warning. For Boohoo also see Sosandar (SOS), etc, etc. Finally I wonder which academic will be brave enough to run an exercise correlating boardroom diversity with share price performance in 2022. You and I can work out what the result will be and also that there is no causal link but who will dare say it for exposes the boardroom diversity MUST be good line for the canard that it always has been.

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3 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - could Argo be a zero by Christmas? Hell yeah!

I start the podcast with a few macro musings then onto the Lucian Miers stock check list for bears and bulls before looking at Argo Blockchain (ARB) and how it could be a zero by Christmas.

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3 days ago

Photo - guess who dressed little Jaya today?

As it happens, four week days out of five I look after young Jaya until nursery starts at 1 PM and on the fifth day I prepare her for nusery starting at nine so the answer is likely to be me. Moreover, at the weekend when her mum dresses her she does not wear odd socks. My late dad taught me that it was a bit lower middle class to worry about matching socks and, at this point, Jaya agrees with him and with me on this matter.

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3 days ago

Video: The Worst Part of the Bear Market is Dead Ahead

Asset manager Michael Pento says the bear market is here to stay, and the next phase is coming:  so far we’ve only experienced the opening salvo.

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3 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - falling out of love with the Tories including Andrew Bell

I start with the industrial scale economic illiteracy of today’s budget. It is non sensical and inequitable. Then onto one Tory, Andrew Bell, and Red Rock Resources (RRR). Enough is enough.  Then onto Deepverge (DVRG), nanosynth (NNN) and the soon to IPO Streak Gaming, the latest bastard offspring of Bixby and Edwards and one to avoid like the plague. 

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3 days ago

If Mahmud Kamani ran any other company than Boohoo.com he would, after the Revolution fiasco, be getting the sack today

Boohoo.com  (BOO) has made great play of how it has massively strengthened corporate governance procedure in recent years. Hmmm. I suggest that at any other company Mahmud Kamani, Boohoo’s Executive chairman, would, after the shocking news from Revolution Beauty (REVB) be getting the sack today.

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3 days ago

Revolution Beauty Group – Oh dear, you want the bad news or the very bad news?

More ouzo on the cornflakes for the Sheriff of AIM as another 2021 IPO serves up quite dreadful news. After the debacle at Made.com (MADE) next up is Revolution Beauty (REVB) shares in which have been suspended since 1 September as it has failed to get sign off on accounts for the year to 28 February 2022. Now there is more bad news on two fronts: Lets start with the accounting tomfoolery.

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3 days ago

GOTCHA: Made.com admits it is fucked

As I warned you repeatedly (most recently on 16 September HERE), trading had deteriorated so much that Made.com (MADE) has today had to withdraw its prior full year guidance and, worse still, it now says that it is impossible to raise any money to bail it out on public markets. However it polished the turd it is screwed and here’s why.

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3 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Radishes for Christmas

I think that I have one last crop of radishes to harvest in a few weeks but the penultimate crop of the year was a big one.

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3 days ago

Canadian Overseas mug punters spoofed by the death spiral provider: told y’all

Well knock me down with a feather.  Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) the company run by serial value destroyer Arthur Millholland, and its death spiral provider has fooled the morons again. Okay it is not hard to fool folks with the collective IQ of a park bench but to manage it so soon after the last time is good going.

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3 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Time for eco loons to head to Devon to strip naked and confront David Bramhill again

In today’s podcast, I look at Darktrace (DARK) as its shares slump again, Avacta (AVCT) , Novacyt (NCYT), UK base rate rises, nanosynth (NNN) and the dishonesty of journalist smearing and trolling Union Jack Oil (UJO). PS, Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer, tells me that he has added to his Darktrace short today.

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3 days ago

DeepVerge Interims – demerger will not create value, another spoof from the arse

We knew that half calendar year results from Deepverge (DVRG) would be shite for two reasons. One: they always are – this company is a serial dog. Two: there was a specific lack of profits warning. Natch, CEO Gerry “the arse” Brandon, a man who should have been booted off the public company scene for last year’s breach of AIM Rules 10 & 11, fooling investors ahead of a placing, fails to mention the elephant in the room. Instead, there is another spoof.

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3 days ago

A Hassard to your wealth - Nigel the Bidstack loon spreads lies

1,271 folks follow Nigel Hassard on twitter for a non stop diet of tweets about why you should buy shares in Bidstack (BIDS). Given the level of delusion from Nigel the question one asks is who is he trying to fool? Himself or other morons? Take this absolute gem below.

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3 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – Apollo Hospitals and Pharmacies launch, Sales recovery Buy

Previously writing on OptiBiotix Health (OPTI), earlier this month we noted prior delays in delivery from larger deals but that orders are already coming through and being booked as second half sales. Now some clear evidence of this with an announcement that the company’s GoFigure meal replacement shakes and powdered beverage shots have now been officially launched by India’s Apollo Hospitals & Pharmacies.

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4 days ago

Bulletin Board Moron of the week Competition – paranoid Bidstack & Avacta punter edition

Some folks really do need therapy. Bidstack (BIDS) deceives its shareholders a fact I prove, its shares slump and who is to blame. Yes it is evil TW, the Jews and a gang of minions. I kid you not., Here are a few posts from the Bidstack and Avacta (AVCT) boards over at ADVFN for you to consider. I omit the one repeating the canard that I am a convicted tax evader ( never even been questioned) but the selection below demonstrates the paranoia and stupidity of some folks. But can you do better? If so add your examples of stupidity from the LSE and ADVFN Bulletin Boards or twitter in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight Saturday.

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4 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Missing hot dates, not me & the wonderful Cheryl but Avacta - rescue placing ahoy!

I start with the problems my cat is causing me. Then it is onto Avacta (AVCT), Bidstack (BIDS),  Strix (KETL), nanosynth (NNN) and David Beckham and his pot/face cream spoof Cellular Goods (CBX)

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4 days ago

Eight Capital Partners – non compliant interims & explicit bailout warning

Disgraced Aquis listed Eight Capital Partners (ECP) has today published its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022.  The numbers were piss poor with revenue of just £58,000 and a loss before tax of £506,000. And they were non compliant but who cares as this is the bastard little brother of Standard listed fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME).

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4 days ago

[email protected] Capital: 13 bits of carelessness

Proper companies do not behave like this. But those which are frauds care little for timely filings of paperwork at Companies House, they are too busy ppumping the shares to allow insiders to sell, death spiral financing to be secured. And that brings me to the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) which apppears to be picking up on two years of missed filings as the screenshot below shows. Such industrial scale backfiling is not a good sign, it is another red flag to add to the forest.

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4 days ago

Parsley Box - more signs of the cash crisis arrives in my email

Another day and another email arrives from Parsley Box (MEAL) as you can see below. And guess what?

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4 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation – Bidstack deliberately deceives investors, action needed ahead of rescue placing

I have just written to AIM Regulation as Bidstack (BIDS) , lead by Lyin’ James Draper, has today grossly deceived and mislead investors as to the collapse in trading.  The company has breached AIM Rules 10 and 11 and it, and its Nomad Stifel, need a public censure. The letter follows:

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4 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the awful forecasts and looming bankruptcy Bidstack is trying to hide

I start with the shameful behaviour of Bidstack (BIDS), a ramptastric RNS and an admission of new forecasts but not what they are. Guess what? They are shockingly bad, notwithstanding the ramptastic RNS, and admit that this company will be bankrupt by the first week of January unless it does a bailout placing. It took me an eternity to obtain the forecasts referenced in an RNS just about those very same numbers. Most morons have no idea how bad they are. I reveal all. I also cover Eve Sleep (EVE), Future (FUTR) and a £315 spoof at almost bankrupt Asimilar (ASLR).

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5 days ago

Farewell gorgeous and glamorous cousin Venetia Stevenson 1938 - 2022

What links the picture on a Scottish beer, Russ Tamblyn (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Back to the Future 2, Don Everly ( of the singing Brothers), Axl Rose of Guns n’ Roses, Anthony Perkins (psycho), the Sound of Music and me? The answer is Venetia Strevenson my father’s first cousin who died this week. I was with my father’s sister Aunt L on the day we learned that her cousin had passed away and while she was very sorry to hear the news, she noted that she and Venetia moved in rather different social circles.

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5 days ago

Union Jack - virtue signalling and paid for waffle

The twitter feed of Union Jack Oil (UJO), the company that likes to spend shareholder scash trolling and smearing journalists and its own shareholders – really is the most u8tter bilge. Let’s start with the death of the Queen and the tweet below before turning to today’s paid for rampfest with Proactive

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5 days ago

BREAKING Winnileaks special: The Jarvis blow up Letter sent to model B clients who have sinned

A good portion of the business of Jarvis Securities (JIM) is providing the back office and custiodial functions for small brokers which don’t have the scale to do this for themselves. Clients include the disgraced Pello. It seems that a number of such firms have been onboarding the sort of clients who engage in certain practices which the FCA might frown on. And thus the FCA has forced Jarvis to halt all Model B clients from taking on new clients while a hugely expensive external consultant establishes what has been going on and what remedial action needs to be taken. Thanks to Winnileaks, the letter Jarvis sent is below.

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5 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: An apology, Death Spiral vs Bucket shop, why cash is not the answer and windfall taxes on oilers

Sorry for the lack of material yesterday. It was Joshua’s birthday party.  Today I look at Chris and Malcolm’s thoughts on staying in cash on the perceived threat of a windfall tax on big oilers and at the death spiral versus bucket shop debate. I apologise for an error on Friday in this regard and FWIW I think that in some cases death spirals are far better news than bucket shop placings and I explain why.

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5 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The girl just ran out in front of my van

On the upside it is Joshua’s birthday. On the downside this girl just ran out in front of my van. She is okay and there were witnesses who told her mum that it was the girl’s fault. But it was shocking. Away from that I discuss Made.com (MADE), Toople (TOOP), Deepverge (DVRG), Audioboom (BOOM) and Bidstack (BIDS) and what those in the private chatrooms do not understand.

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5 days ago

BREAKING: Made.com – shares continue to slide as cash crisis gets worse – RNS needed

On 16 August I warned HERE that Made.com (MADE) would be lucky to end the year with its bottom of the range cash forecast of £5 million and that the company needed to get away a placing of £40 million. Two days later it ‘fessed that it was working on things with its advisers. Since then matter have got worse and worse and I wonder if this can be rescued at all. First up is the very obvious cash crisis

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6 days ago

Nanosynth – as the share price collapses the sheer scale of the 26 August mendacity is exposed

Needless to say, the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation have failed to force serial dog Nanosynth (NNN) to correct the grotesquely misleading RNS of 26 August in which it claimed that a Lanstead death spiral deal meant that it had secured “ a conditional subscription to raise £2,942,500  through the issue of 535,000,000 new ordinary shares of 0.01 pence each in the Company at a price of 0.55 pence per Ordinary Share.” That was a big fat fecking lie and with the shares collapsing to 0.42p, i.e less than they were before the deal was announced and a couple of subsequent ramptastic bullshit RNS’s. Mr Market is waking up and smelling the coffee even if the bogus Sheriff of AIM, Marcus Stuttard, and his colleagues are asleep at the wheel.

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6 days ago

Wood Group – interims, now improving operational momentum and more to come

Wood Group (WG.) has announced its results for the first half of 2022 and that it expects an improved performance in the second half, including being helped by an improvement in its Turbines joint ventures.

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6 days ago

Essentra – interims, corporate excitement upcoming

Essentra (ESNT) has announced results for the first half of 2022 and that it “continue (sic) to see strength in our order book, providing encouragement as we move into the second half”.

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6 days ago

Paul Griffiths of Predator threatens those who question him: will that include the FCA?

The FCA has confirmed to me that it is looking into whether Paul Griffiths, the chairman of Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) is guilty of insider dealing.  If so it would be the second time in two years that a Predator director has behaved in this way. In the paid for interview below, Griffiths hit back but not by addressing or denying the allegations. Gosh this man is vile and menacing.

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6 days ago

Spiv of the day Dominic White – the love that dare not speak its name

Eight Capital Partners (ECP), the Aquis listed vehicle of Dominic White,, the man behind the listing of the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) has served up a trading statement. It is a hoot. It is almost as if the shameless White is a bit embarrassed.

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7 days ago

Tom Winnifrith postcard: The 23 September UK Budget: Economic illiteracy, utterly inequitable and unfair and NOT what Mrs Thatcher would have done

In this podcast, I reflect on the Kwasi Kwarteng, Liz Truss mini budget. I am amazed and how badly the right wing commentariat has called it for it was mean and unjust and economically illiterate. It is not what Mrs Thatcher would have done and was a betrayal of her brand of conservatism and of the poor, working and middle classes too. It was just awful at every level and should form the basis of an electoral rout for the Tories in two years which will be fully deserved. 

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7 days ago

B.P. Marsh – half-year trading update, ‘performing well’

Early stage financial services businesses investor B.P. Marsh (BPM) has announced it remains confident it will continue with its historic growth trajectory and deliver attractive returns for investors, including a dividend per share “at least” maintained at last year’s 2.78p for the next two years.

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7 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Talking with Lucian Miers, THG and Versarien, both possible zeros

In today’s Bearcast, I discuss banksters’ bonuses and the evil Tories, Made.com (MADE), Checkit (CKT), musicMagpie (MMAG), Versarien (VRS) and THG (THG).

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7 days ago

Is Lord Lucan getting lucky or will tomorrow's blow off interview cost him a brown envelope?

In the past it did not matter that Zak Mir took brown envelopes before recording blow-off interviews with CEOs and then publishing it and bullish articles as cliaming this was journalism.  Sure it is unethical NOT to declare that you are being paid by a company to write a research report or to record an interview with it, but it is no crime. But it matters now.

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7 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation – Eurasia Mining needs to clarify its financial position

The other day, I served up evidence suggesting that Eurasia Mining (EUA) may not be able to get funds to its loss making Russian operating subsidiaries which could be a terminal event. I have now written to AIM Regulation begging it to force a clarifying RNS

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7 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If you are buying Bidstack make sure you lube up

I start with window activity here at the Welsh Hovel and what it tells you about the economy. Then onto Wildcat (WCAT), Versarien (VRS), Made.com (MADE) and finally a detailed look at Bidstack (BIDS) where you should be short.

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7 days ago

Women’s Super League football attendance dishonesty ( again)

Record attendance at WSL game scream all the newspaper headlines after the Arsenal Spurs derby yesterday. Arsenal itself tweets out a picture of the crowd and of a big screen boasting of 53,737 tickets sold.  Well all up to a point..

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7 days ago

BREAKING: Open Orphan Insider Trading Probe - Dublin arrest

It is being reported in the Irish online publication, The Currency, that a businessman arrested on suspicion of alleged insider trading this week was trading in the shares of Open Orphan (ORPH). However the businessman was not working for the Irish company.

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7 days ago

Headlam – interims, still a trading resilience Buy?

Floorcoverings distributor Headlam Group (HEAD) has announced results for the first half of 2022 and that trading resilience continues with it remaining on track to meet market expectations for the year.

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7 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Crack out Evil Banksta's ouzo, vindicated on Naked Wines disaster call in just weeks

The first big call on Naked Wines (WINE) was 18 days ago HERE. Then there was a big follow up article on September 6 HERE. After 2 announcements at no-one is watching O’Clock last night the shares have crashed by 40% today. I discuss where next as I ponder Evil Banksta’s generous gifts on Saturday.

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7 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Diary date 23 September 2023

Put it in your diary now. That is ShareStock 2023. Come on Jimbo you have more than a year to persuade your Mrs to allow you out for the weekend. Courage mon brave! In the podcast I look at Audioboom (BOOM), Parsley Box (MEAL), Fevertree (FEVR) and the greed of Novum, king of the spivs Jon Bellis and Strand Hanson with 2 Standard List IPOs today. No way on earth with that structure will anyone bar the crony capitalists make money from those deals. Coke & hookers all round.

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7 days ago

Picture Article Sharestock 2022, Two Till Very late Indeed

Sadly, photographer C did not hang around for the cold salmon, stuffed marrows, leeks and new potatoes with mint all from the garden. Nor for the home made ice cream and for the drinking which continued until 9 PM. And for some of us even longer as home made nettle beer was opened up inside the house. Next year he must stay for that and so can you. The date is now fixed as September 23 2023 and we have a new really big name headline speaker. But back to 2022.

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8 days ago

Photo Article: Yesterday's harvesting at the Welsh Hovel

There is just so much to do but my target is to harvest at least one crop a day and put it away for winter storage. Tomorrow is the official start of the apple harvest and, having jumped the gun by a week on the crabapples and edibles from the new top orchard I have created, work will, start on the old orchard by the river which is dripping with reddening apples begging to be scratted and crushed into juice. Meanwhile…

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8 days ago

The two charts from Union Jack's own report which tell you why this is a sell

Is that Peter Brailey I hear saying “I told you so” as he sneaks off for a celebratoiry fag (again)?  Today, Union Jack Oil (UJO) has published a long promised report by Gaffney Cline on the Wressle field. What is in the RNS talks about reserves and a load of other yak. The damning story is in the report itself and is summarised in the two charts below.

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8 days ago

Picture Article Sharestock 2022, Noon to Two

By noon, thanks to the verbose Peter Brailey, we were running late and thus lunch arrived while I did a double act with Boatman Capital which I really enjoyed. Great analysis from him and a few jokes thrown in as we talked about some crooks and some overvalued stocks not run by crooks. And we talked about transparency and short selling.

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8 days ago

BREAKING: The Orsu read across to Eurasia – is the AIM darling toast?

Orsu Metals’ quote on AIM was cancelled on 19 August 2016.  But it is still going and the read across from what it is going through looks to be devastating for the pin up girl of the Bulletin Board Moron community, Eurasia Mining (EUA).

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8 days ago

Picture Article Sharestock 2022, 10 AM to c12

Folks carried on tucking into croissants however much I urged them to go to the main tent. The home made jam was just so good. But the cat was patient and still waiting for us and Gabriel Grego was ready and, later than scheduled Lucian and I kicked the day off. We over-ran too but talked about a lot of crooks.

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8 days ago

Picture Article Sharestock 2022, 9 AM to 10 AM

Folks registered in the farmyard and headed through the main barn and up onto the new 35 yard by 35 yard elevated lawn ending with a Ha Ha where Sharestock took place. In the pictures below you see the tents, folks enjoying breakfast of croissants with butterand home made damson and blackberry jams and heading to the stand manned by my son Joshua who was obtaining an early lesson in the joys of capitalism. All profits on the stand go to his ice cream fund.

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8 days ago

OUTSIDE PAYWALL: FCA threatens key Woodford enabler Link with fine & customer redress of up to £306 million: “nomates Neil” next?

The FCA has warned a potential purchaser of fund administrator, Link, that it must provide up to £306 million to pay fines for Link’s Woodford blunders. Some of this may go to the victims of Neil Woodford. But there are likely to be other measures handed out by the chocolate teapots.

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9 days ago

Superb Video: Bill Maher on slavery, rewriting history and "presentism"

Liberal US chat show host Bill Maher serves up some utter gems from time to time. Because he is essentially of the left he can challenge the new left in a way that many of us cannot without risking a new media driven firestorm and calls for mo platforming and career destruction. This is Maher a week ago on the rewriting of history, slavery and much else. He is funny and bang on the money. Enjoy.

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9 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 3,2,1 Victoria - Kerboom!

In today’s Bearcast I look at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL), Westminster Group (WSG), Audioboom (BOOM) and Victoria (VCP).

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9 days ago

Boom, boom: Why are Audioboom shares collapsing?

The shares are off another 15% today at 498p. That is less than a quarter of what they were, earlier this year when the fraudsters favourite journalist Ben Harrington was telling readers of the loathsome fake financial newspaper the Mail on Sunday that bidders were circling. So why are the shares trading lower. There are three reasons:

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9 days ago

Three questions for the FRAUD [email protected] Capital – as it does its first ever deal

Hurrah! Hurrah! The core business, as opposed to the loss making sub scale asset manager Tradeflow,  at the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) has just completed its first ever transaction.  The morons are creaming themselves arguing that it makes the shares, at 0.11p, a £47 million market cap, look cheap. Au contraire. Let me explain why and ask three questions of boss Alessandro Zamboni

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9 days ago

Iconic Labs – back from the dead?

The administrators have now published on the Iconic website the details of the proposed Creditors Voluntary Arrangement HERE.l. Iconic (ICON) has also published a notice of a general meeting HERE to approve the proposal of the CVA together with resolutions to implement the CVA and reconstruction. Iconic is Lazarus

 
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9 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast and Photo: a bear with a sore head

The photo below was of me at Sharestock talking about fraud. I discuss the day and ask those who attended to say which speakers I should drop for next year and to make any other comments. Then I discuss what profits warnings are inevitable a week on Tuesday.  PS Thanks to those offering gifts of wine and ouzo yesterday. It is much appreciated although I am not inquite  the right place to start on them today.

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11 days ago

Ignore director spoof share purchases, fundamentals will out: ref Cake Box

Back in November of last year the CEO of Cake Box (CBOX) sold 3 million shares at 350p to mug fund managers. That means that over the past two years he has trousered £16.4 million at 170p and 350p. Lucky him. The company, which I have called out for months as a slam dunk car crash waiting to happen, has recently served up a horrific profit warning and its shares touched 90p. But then the CEO invested £250,000 at 121p and hey presto the shares are now 142p – more than halfway back to the pre-warning 180p level. This is absurd.

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11 days ago

DS Smith – trading statement and director change, reasons for confidence

Packaging company DS Smith (SMDS) has issued an AGM update including a trading statement and that Finance Director Adrian Marsh has informed the company of his intention to retire on a successor being in place.

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11 days ago

Photo From the Welsh Hovel - tent up, but that was last night

It was up by 8. Then myself, neighbour C and two lads from Wexham put up the smaller food and drink tent. By 9 we were working in pitch black by the light of our mobile phones but we were done. However…

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11 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: God Save the Queen - we battle on

I am a Republican but was an admirer of the late Queen. I reflect a bit on her death and on mawkish sentimentality and appropriated grief. I can’t think she would have approved of either. ShareStock tomorrow will go ahead as planned. With folks having flown in from many places to attend it is too late to cancel even if I thought it appropriate which I do not. I then talk about Sosandar (SOS) asking when its profits warning will be? Then about Manolete (MANO ) and Gear4Music (G4M).

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11 days ago

Vindicated yet again: Gear4Music warns again & things are only going to get worse

Oh dear, Oh dear, it is ouzo for myself but tears before bedtime for comrade Malcolm Stacey as Gear4Music (G4M) has issued yet another profits warning. That it does not update us on its cash (or lack of it) position should set the alarm bells ringing.

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12 days ago

Argo Blockchain: another dire trading update & more smoke and mirrors for the vicar

It is hard to know where to start with today’s August trading update from running on vapours bitcoin miner Argo Blockchain (ARB). Suffice to stay it is all fodder for the bears.

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12 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – The Dark Destroyer 5 - Darktrace (& PL) Nil

A few logistics on shared cabs etc for Sharestock first. Then Darktrace (DARK), Funding Circle (FCH), Alien Metals (UFO), Cenkos (CNKS), FinnCap (FCAP), Shield Therapeutics (STC) and Restaurant Group (RTN)

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12 days ago

Is the Next Neil Woodford, Cathie Wood getting her excuses in early?

I have suggested several times that Cathie Wood is the next Neil Woodford, a high profile blow up, most noticeably HERE Her latest tweet outburts, below, sounds almost bearish but also nonsensical. Is she getting her excuse for failure in early or just losing the plot?

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12 days ago

Cineworld worth 0p-1.5p, stay short – Evil Banksta

My problem, as ever, is being to much of a nice guy. So, generously, have long argued that Cineworld (CINE) shares might be worth 2p. And I stay with that view after yesterday’s Chapter 11 news.  Evil Banksta,, being a bankster, is by definition not a nice guy and so has been even more bearish. He stays short and bearish and argues that, in a best case scenario, the shares are going to 1.5p. And unlike Damian from Northern Ireland who should be in jail, he explains his reasoning in a balanced fashion, thus:

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14 days ago

Video: The Real Truth about inflation

Book author J.E.S argues that folks do not understand in any way how inflation is going to impoverish them. I agree/ All those who yakked on about Modern Monetary Theory two years ago, from Paul Mason through most of the BBC to Zak Mir, and urged even more money printing, should be on trial for financial crimes against humanity.

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14 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - confronted by wildlife diversity amid a modest Squash harvest

The Autumn harvest is now underway at the Welsh Hovel. Yesterday Joshua and I picked about 90 eating apples, mostly a bright red but with a few Golden Delicious, from the top orchard I planted two years ago. All, bar a handful in the fruit bowl, are now wrapped in newspaper in the apple rack for Autumn consumption. We also picked a hefty weigh of crabapples which I shall make into jelly tonight.

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14 days ago

Cineworld – this man should be in jail

AFTER the company announced that it was going into Chapter 11, Damian From Northern Ireland posted the video below urging folks to buy shares in Cineworld (CINE). Damian you should be in jail. For what he says is selective, quoting from the RNS about how deleveraging will strengthen the balance sheet etc, etc. But neglecting to mention the explicit warning that equity holders will be more or less wiped out. Unbelievably……

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14 days ago

BREAKING – Cineworld files for Chapter 11 and the shares soar, how insane is that?

Cineworld (CINE) has shocked nobody with half a brain or more by putting its US assets into Chapter 11 ahead of a “restructuring process”. Amazingly morons see this as good news! The shares were 25% ahead shortly after the RNS arrived. but are still 13% up at 4.4p. Madness. Cineworld is explicit about what is going on, stating:

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14 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Poulden, Lenigas, the Alien Motley Crew - I've had it with Aussie mining chaps taking the piss with related party deals on AIM

In today’s podcast I end with a few ShareStock logistics matters ahead of Saturday. Before that: Wishbone Gold (WSBN), Alien Metals (UFO), Avacta (AVCT), Asimilar (ASLR), TrustPilot (TRST), Ceres Power (CWR) and Deepverge (DVRG).

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14 days ago

A Cobblers Nibble deli bites the dust - this is the disaster hitting SMEs across the land

My favourite Northants cheesemaker, which gets an order from me every Christmas, is closing one of the two delis it operates and says the other one is fighting for survival. I’d hope that if you are a turophile you consider buying some Cobblers Nibble cheese online in support. The second deli has only been open a year but you can see from the cobbler twitterfeed what issue was bothering management was the cost of power.

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14 days ago

Tom Winnifrith BONUS Bearcast – Come on Sarah Willingham spill the beans on the Nightcap bad news

Sometimes a share price flags up that something is awry. In the case of Nightcap (NGHT) the bars chain, dripping in red flags with some of the worst corporate governance on the AIM sewer, run by Dragon Sarah Willingham and her husband Michael Toxic, I think that is the case. So La Willingham when are you going to ‘fess up?

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14 days ago

Zamaz – now the unravel begins and the most stomach churning paid for video in history

I contacted the FCA yesterday asking how on earth it signed off on the prospectus for Standard Listed Zamaz (ZAMZ) last week. As a recap, colourful Dominic White of the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) infamy will make a guaranteed Bernie on day one and for sub £100,000 gets to own 41% of the equity. There is sod all free float. The IPO valued this crock at £77 million but it is in reality worth net cash raised (£2 million) and £125,000 for the underlying business (max) as I explained HERE.

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14 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The guy serving booze in the supermarket was a poster on the LSE Asylum who owned shares in SYME " You're a drunk and about my Ferrari"

Ok that was part of my dream as Jaya and I went out buying the booze for ShareStock. I relay the dream in full and also an old joke. Then onto three companies where there may be financing issues very soon: Versarien (VRS), Deepverge (DVRG) and Wishbone Gold (WSBN). Finally Sharestock. If you want a ticket and have not booked you have just over 24 hours tpo do so and then I will close bookings as we have almost 80 folks coming. Secondly, if you are among the 80 and want supper here with the family from c6.15 LET ME KNOW BY EMAIL BY COP WEDNESDAY.  You can book your seat HERE.

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14 days ago

Westminster Group ramp: Arden Partners and MWM you are an effing disgrace

The morons are getting terribly excited by an article by my old mucker Mark Watson Mitchell (HERE) suggesting that shares in Westminster Group (WSG) chaired by disgraced ex Tory MP Tony Baldry of the fraud 3DM infamy, are cheap as chips. The article is titled “Giving Money away” But it is all demonstrable bollocks targeting the stupidest investors to try and pump the shares ahead of a bailout placing. That will be the 35th such bailout in Westminster’s tawdry history.

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14 days ago

Naked Wines – what happens if a run on the bank occurs?

Based on its published financial results Naked Wines (WINE) appears to be a low margin business generating £2,873,000 of profit before tax on revenue of £350,263,000 a margin of under 1%.  In the annual report Naked repeatedly stresses that this is because it effectively heavily discounts its offering to recruit new customers and Angels to fund its business model. Existing customers are anticipated to become profitable over time. Cheryl Cole is anticipated to head up to Wrexham for you know what.

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14 days ago

A question for Roland Fatty Cornish & Alien Metals: who is Lucine Manjian ( the invisible man)

Yesterday I flagged up an acquisition made by Alien Metals (UFO) which stinks. Its Nomad, London’s worst Nomad, Roland “Fatty” Cornish clearly does not know how to use google.

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15 days ago

Voting in the MCC special ballot

When I was 16 my father arranged for me to join the Marylebone Cricket Club waiting list and a few cold winters later I found myself a member of the world’s most famous cricket club. These days the waiting list is an eternity long. As I am allergic to London, I have not been to a match in years. My in-laws are the only Indian family on earth with no interest in cricket but I keep on forking out the Country membership fee on the basis that one day I shall retire and head down to snooze in the sun watching a spot of cricket at Lords.

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15 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Has the Parsley Box sex pest been canned? And is Alien Metals sticking the AIM Rule book up Uranus?

I start with a few logistics on Sharestock, the opt in for booking supper with my family and how you have just 60 hours to book a seat HERE. Then onto Parsley Box (MEAL) and the sex pest I exposed last week HERE before contacting the company., Cineworld (CINE), Avacta (AVCT), Zamaz (ZAMZ) and the useless FCA and the related party or not shenanigans at Alien Metals (UFO) and its Nomad (London’s worst) Roland “Fatty” Cornish.

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15 days ago

The FCA Disgraces itself: Zamaz – A million reasons why Dominic White wanted to float a company worth £125,000 for £77 million

When someone eventually does something about the FCA, the £77 million IPO of Zamaz (ZAMZ) on the Standard List with a prospectus signed off by the FCA will be a case study in its shocking ineptitude and inability to tackle bad actors

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15 days ago

[email protected] Capital – the cash burn & cash crisis continues, the fraudsters will have to fess up within weeks!

In today’s RNS, the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) announced that it had issued another 950 million shares at 0.05 pence per share and 475 million warrants exercisable at 0.065 pence per share.  The gross proceeds were £475,000 but SYME has taken on debt of £47,500 (equivalent to an 10% upfront charge on gross proceeds).  Th at small loan carries a 10% interest rate but is also repayable via shares at an unspecified conversion rate.   

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15 days ago

BOOM: Aaquaverse going bust – wanna buy some Audioboom shares? Plenty on offer if you are mad enough

Oh dear, Oh dear,  as my old pal Michael Walters would say as one of the many duffers he had tipped aggressively had an encounter with the Fat Lady. The house of cards that is Audioboom (BOOM), AAA, and Asimilar (ASLR) is starting to collapse.

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15 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The compelling short case for Avacta

I start with a few words on the logistics for Sharestock, the supper with my family and Wednesday’s deadline for booking HERE. Then on why Avacta (AVCT) shares will collapse at any time, on retail-aggeddon and then onto the Malcolm Stacey view that we should all be in cash. I disagree witn the old Guardian reading loon.

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16 days ago

Is Uju Anya of Carnegie Mellon the most loathsome professor in the world?

Uju Anya is a university professor and researcher in “applied linguistics, critical sociolinguistics, and critical discourse studies primarily examining race, gender, sexual, and social class identities in new language learning through the experiences of African American students.” If that sounds like bollocks it is. But Carnegie Mellon University likes her stuff. Yesterday she celebrated the impending death of the Queen on twitter. Twitter took dowen the tweet but you can see it below. Carnegie condemned the tweet but that was that. Had a white professor celebrated the impending death of, say, Nelson Mandela by calling him a terriorist, he would have been fired. It is a double standard.  Twitter should leave the tweet up so that everyone can see it and realise what a ghastly waste of space old hag Uju is. If you believe in free speech you can’t be selective and the world is a better place for knowing how vile Uju is and what a dump Carnege must be for giving her tenure and for not firing her on the spot.

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16 days ago

MGC Pharmaceutics Results – if you fancy more red flags vicar?

The numbers for the year to June 30 came out last Thursday. Forgive my delayed response but suffice to say that MGC (MXC) engaged in industrial scale turd polishing.

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16 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Parsley Box a toxic and deceitful culture, with all sorts of stakeholders getting screwed

It is one week to ShareStock and I am flat out today cooking, mowing and otherwise preparing for the event. If you have a ticket and want a home cooked supper remember you must opt in by emailing me. If you have not yet booked I shall stop taking bookings on Wednesday night so please do book HERE. Following on from yesterday’s sexual expose, I now look at how Parsley Box (MEAL) screwed its customers, defrauding them to stave off a cash crisis last Autumn. And what does that all mean for the company? It ain’t pretty.

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16 days ago

Cineworld – a shorters nightmare or a shorters wet dream?

Shares in Cineworld (CINE) are rocketing. They were down to 2p. Today they are more than 50% ahead at just under 7p, valuing this company at £90 million. On the BBs folks are talking 10p and 20p. They have not been this excited and screamed “burn shorters burn” since they piled inro Petropavlovsk (POG) just before it went bust. Or Thomas Cook, shares in which surged from 4p to 14p in the last fortnight before it went bust!

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16 days ago

I am branded Mr Angry - Lemming Investor video interview with Stuart Ashman of Skinbiotherapeutics

Let us be clear. When I said that Staurt Ashman said that month on month sales doubled in both July and August I said so because the bearded loon said so in an email to me. For him to backtrack as he does in this interview and suggest that “Mr Angry” is a bit confused, therefore makes me a bit more er….angry. If you have an hour of your life to spare, enjoy.

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16 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast : an absolute shocker from the FCA - Zamaz & free Cineworld cash thanks to the morons

I end with some logistics on Sharestock, booking for supper, tickets etc – we are now looking at almost 80 seats on the lawn. If you want to book yours please do so this weekend so I can sort out catering etc HERE. I start with economics lessons for the NHS and greedy and lazy Shipmans, then onto Cineworld (CINE), then thanks to Evil Banksta, what is an RCF and musicMagpie (MMAG). Finally today’s new issue Zamaz (ZAMZ) a £77 million IPO worth, £350,000. This is a true shocker. What is the FCA thinking about in permitting this to list on the Standard List?

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17 days ago

Photo article: Hard at work in the kitchen at the Welsh Hovel

Yesterday, as my Oxford contemporaries discovered whether they were moving up or down the slippery pole at Westminster, my five year old son Joshua and I celebrated getting a sex pest suspended from his work, by going blackberry picking. It is horses for courses I guess. But boy was it fun as we discovered two new spots where nobody seems to have been and which were dripping with blackberries.  Joshua’s motive is that if we picked enough I could make more cordial which then becomes ice cream. His birthday party looms and he is keen that his friends have his favourite ice cream. Meanwhile…

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17 days ago

The fraud [email protected] Capital – AGM Q&A session

A correspondent supplies me with the recorded notes of the Q&A session from the June 30 AGM of the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME). The mood certainly seems to be turning with lots of questions about broken promises, lack of delivery, bloated executive pay and destruction of the life savings of investors. The response to the questions is not impressive.

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17 days ago

Loathsome ex Tory MP Tony Baldry says “mine is THAT BIG” but the Westminster Group’s Nomad disagrees – Spooof!

This is abundantly clear. As I noted here after piss poor interims were published on 18 August, Westminster Group (WSG) is running on vapours and needs to get away yet another bailout placing PDQ if its obese chairman Sir Tony is not to find someone with a similar weight issue waddling to Banbury to sing. This bailout placing will be Westminster’s 35th fund raise as a quoted company!

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17 days ago

Video: The Fed’s Choice is Simple – Hyperinflation or Recession

Veteran businessman and analyst Simon Hunt is a cheerful chap. Not. His predictions are grim.

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17 days ago

Horseface joins Eden – a proven failure joins a proven fraud again running out of other folks’ cash

It is a marriage made in heaven. A long, long time ago Richard Horsman had some real success with a company called Cybit. But rather like a soccer player who once played for a Premier League club but now plies his trade with a series of Tier 4 and National League outfits, those glory days are well gone and more recent failures spring to mind.

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17 days ago

Parsley Box – a question of sexual ethics & workplace relationships

If you are a senior member of staff having a consensual relationship with a junior member of staff that should be okay as long as you are open about it with the folks who run the company. It would be hypocritical of me to say otherwise. But that brings me to Parsley Box (MEAL) which is lurching towards insolvency as it is.

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17 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why contemporary art is really not a better investment than what Warren Buffett buys

It is my ninth wedding anniversary today and I am a lucky fellow indeed. Tonight a romantic meal at the local boozer with the Mrs. Having discussed this and answering my own quiz question I move onto contemporary art where i am glad to be getting out as claims of hs historic performance offer no guide to the future. Then I look at Revolution Beauty (REVB), Boohoo.com (BOO), Tomco (TOM), Cake Box (CBOX), Made.com (MADE), Asilimar (ASLR), Dev Clever (DEV) and Audioboom (BOOM).

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30 days ago

Tom Winnifrith: New shorts, old shorts, no recordings no holds barred in just 8 days

It is 8 days to Sharestock when 70-80 folks will spend the day in a tent on a raised garden on the banks of the River Dee, eight m,iles from Chester but in Wales! There will be free drinks all day and up to four meals of locally produced food. There is salmonand pike fishing, prize croquet but this day is for those who want to make more money from shares. It will be fun and entertaining with no speaker, least of all me, pulling their punches.

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30 days ago

TUI will be the next Thomas Cook, a zero: Lucian Miers

Next time TUI (TUI) threatens to go bust the German Government will be in no position to bail it out given how many other large German companies will be on their uppers by this winter. So says Lucian Miers who is short of the stock in a material way.

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30 days ago

Argo Blockchain – ANOTHER clear sign that it is bailout placing or bankruptcy ahoy

A week ago interims from drowning in red flags bitcoin miner Argo Blockchain (ARB) made it abundantly clear that it faced a near term cash crisis. Today another sign that it is readying itself for a bailout placing has emerged. But I foresee a problem.

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30 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Would I push Stuart Ashman of Skinbiotherapeutics in the river for making me look like a fool?

In today’s bearcast I look in detail at Cake Box (CBOX), nanosynth (NNN) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). 

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30 days ago

musicMagpie – the email that tells you all you need to know, the merde IS hitting the fan

I suggested yesterday that musicMagpie (MMAG) was trading badly and that this means that an equity raise will, at some stage, be needed in order to stave off a visit from the Fat Lady. I pondered if that fund raise was already underway. Bang on cue an email drops to those who may or may not have signed up to being spammed by Magpie.

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30 days ago

Cake Box Told y’all! Disastrous warning and it will get worse

Lucian Miers may have become a big fan of Cake Box’s (CBOX) egg-free mega calorie cream cakes but it seems that others are taking a different view. You have been repeatedly warned that this was a disaster in waiting and today there is a catastrophic profits warning and it is only going to get worse. How jolly glad the CEO and his Mrs who sold 3 million shares at 350 to poor dumb sheeple fund managers last November and 3.75 million 170p in September 2020 will be to have banked £16.88 million as the shares are now just 98p. And things will get worse.

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30 days ago

Back to the 1970s and Butterwell Farm as the media predicts thousands of deaths from cold this winter

I am not denying that the fuel crisis will hit a lot of folks hard this winter. If our entire political and media class had not driven this nation down the path prescribed by the uneducated doom goblin Greta Thunberg and had we not prolonged the bloodshed in Ukraine we would not be in this mess. But that is for another day. The GroupThink will – on both counts – be shown to be in the wrong just as they were on masks and lockdown. But will thousands die in unheated homes as we are told by the media and the Labour Party each day? I remember my childhood in the 1970s.

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30 days ago

Macfarlane – interims and set for another year of profit growth

Packaging group Macfarlane (MACF) has announced results for the first half of 2022 and that it expects to deliver another year of profit growth.

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30 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - so when will musicMagpie 'fess to the bad news?

I start on if I could, why I would short an opticians chain. I think the answer is I can’t  but I explain why I would like to. Then it is onto musicMagpie (MMAG), the fraud that is [email protected] Capital (SYME), Shield Thereapeutics (STX) – today’s lesson in insanity – and Ben’s Creek (BEN) and disgraced Adam Wilson.

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30 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation & the FCA – any chance of checking out possible insider dealing at Tern

I hope this is fairly self-explanatory and that the regulators will launch a swift enquiry if only to show that on the world’s most successful growth market, nothing so tawdry has occurred at that hotbed of scholars and gentlemen that is Tern PLC (TERN

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30 days ago

A hopping mad Matt Earl on Darktrace – you’d be mad to own the shares

Last week the Dark Destroyer agreed to do a conference call with a few fund managers to discuss Darktrace (DARK). Some sad feck recorded the call and passed the recording to the Sunday Times which ran a big story “exposing Matt’s undisclosed short”. If only financial journalists on the deadwood press understood that short disclosures are only visible over 0.5%. So, for Darktrace that would be c. £18 million, way too big for Earl’s Shadowfall oufit. Earl is hiding nothing.

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30 days ago

EXCLUSIVE: Boohoo.com – The Dark Destroyer Matt Earl spells out the cash need and the way shareholders were fleeced

Over the weekend I explained HERE why Boohoo.com (BOO) could go bust. Given the shocking corporate governance history here arguably it SHOULD go bust. Boohoo is just a bad actor on the PLC stage. Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer, was an early critic of Boohoo but even with the shares having crashed to 44p, giving a £560 million market cap, he warns of massive problems ahead and quantifies the extra cash need: £200 million.

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32 days ago

Fecking Warwick School – it happened again

My mind flashes back to that day in 1978, or perhaps it was 1977, when I was climbing out of the old outdoors pool at Warwick school, a place where penguins would have complained about the cold.

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32 days ago

Aferian – interims, difficult half but confidence in second half prospects - BUY

B2B video streaming technology company Aferian (AFRN) has announced results for its half year ended 31st May 2022 and confidence in second half prospects.

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32 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - could or should Boohoo.com go bust?

I start with a nasty shock my grandmother, Lesbia Cochrane, got in the late 1920s. This is relevant I suggest that a whole swathe of millenials could be getting a similar shock this year and that is one of many reasons why I pose the Boohoo (BOO) question. I look at its balance sheet, cashflows, shocking G (as in ESG) and find myself agreeing with ouzo man. Thewn the chart below and what it means for any company including Purplebricks (PURP) , getting some PR dictated puffery in The Times today, exposed to UK housing. Finally it is 12 days to ShareStock. I am off to mow the lawn for the tents next, book your seats HERE

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32 days ago

BREAKING: Argo Blockchain – how will it ever get out of the Texas electricity pickle

This will, in years to come be seen as a case study in the invisible hand and creative destruction, that is to say capitalism at work. In times gone by when all the sort of poltroons who believe in Modern Monetary Theory also predicted that the bitcoin price would keep on soaring ad infinitum, there was a rush to build new mining plants in places where there was stacks of spare land and good hook-ups to readily available power, i.e. Texas.

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32 days ago

Photo Article from Uganda, it really is THIS long, Gary Newman proves it

Gary Newman is busy on his main job as an angling journalist and is currently at Murchison Falls in Uganda. Apparently this is good place to meet man eating crocodiles but nothing stops our man from wading into the water with his latest catch which, he says, was 199lbs. As you can see below, it certainly looks big enough for a croc’s breakfast. As for its lunch….

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32 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Liz Truss's dim VAT idea, more Cineworld goes bust news and back to Naked Wines

I start by responding to some of your comments on yesterday’s Naked Wines (WINE) podcast HERE. Then onto Liz Truss and why her VAT plan shows she is either dim or bonkers.In stating that inflation can be tackled with handouts rather than, as Maggie knew, with pain all round and, in this case, peace in Ukraine not an endless war, Ms Truss is lying to us all. Then onto the strange death of Cineworld (CINE).

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32 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh hovel - blackberry and apple crumble

I am working like a demon picking blackberries with Joshua in order to produce as much blackberry cordial as possible. On Saturday we spent an hour picking at our two favourite sites and the amount we produced generated 600 ml of cordial which is enough to make three litres of ice cream. But with both Sharestock and Joshua’s birthday party looming I need about 6 litres, plus some for normal family use. And fear not there will be other ice creams at both events (lavender and rhubarb & ginger). So it is all hands to the coalface.

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32 days ago

Spanking Bethany’s bottom – you can’t say that!

The Bethany in question is Bethany Garner of Forbes who wrote an article a fortnight ago on the three cheapest CBD stocks in London. The trio were, as a I pointed out at the time, the most total dogs, draped in red flags in a sector on its knees.  On Friday one of the three served up dreadful news and its shares slumped so I said Bethany should have her bottom spanked.

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32 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is Naked Wines going to run out of cash & is bad news already priced in at the housebuilders?

Congratulations to those remembering Steve Holdsworth with a pint at 10 AM today. That is more than I could manage. Staying with the booze theme I discuss why Naked Wines (WINE) may run out of cash and how bad it is and could be. Then it is onto the housebuilders: is the bad news priced in with sub double figure PEs?  Sharestock is now 14 days away. To get your seat book HERE 

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32 days ago

Video: The current system is close to collapse, a banking crisis is imminent

This will be music to the ears of Nigel Somerville. Alasdair Macleod predicts that the world is going to hell in a hand cart within months and that we should all buy gold as a result. But then, asd the Head of Research for GoldMoney, this has been his message for a while.

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32 days ago

Parsley Box – aggressive discounting starts again, how’s the cash crisis going chaps? This is a zero!

Yet to admit that its MD, poached from John Lewis with great fanfare, has been handed a P45 and a black bin liner, Parsley Box (MEAL) is spamming folks like me, with some offers showing aggressive discounting. This is a clear sign that its cash position is becoming increasingly challenging. And why wouldn’t it?

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32 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - why UK house prices have to tank and why Bethany Garner needs her bottom spanking today

In today’s podcast I discuss today’s breaking news on disgraced Neil Woodford’s comeback and the scandalous deception Nanosynth (NNN) has attempted . Then it is on to UK and US house prices, that Moody’s forecast and related matters. Then Revolution Beauty (REVB) and Oxford Cannibanoid (OCTP) - as tipped by naughty Bethany Garner of Forbes who really should have her bottom spanked for her antics.

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32 days ago

Germany's worst foreign policy blunder since 1922

Bruno seems to think it is becoming reliant on Russian Gas in the 2010s. Can any reader think of any action of the last 100 years which might, perhaps, have been an even bigger mistake?

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32 days ago

BREAKING: Is Albany Investment bullshitting me or other folks about Neil Woodford’s comeback?

You might think that disgraced fund manager Neil Woodford and his business partner Craig Newman would want to lie low with their ill gotten tens of millions until the FCA enquiry into them was concluded. But perhaps you cannot keep a good man down.

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32 days ago

Is it okay for a listed CEO to dress up as a Nazi? The Von Stauffenberg Excuse

I rather think that what somebody does in their private life is their own lookout, especially when the incident in question was nine years ago. But in this ESG obsessed world I wonder how other folks might take it. Especially when the company, whose CEO follows the Prince Harry ( of old) party code, yacks on ad nauseum about its ESG credentials.

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32 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation – You acted on Versarien will you act on nanosynth for the same crime

nanosynth (NNN) has today issued a grotesquely misleading press release which tells investors that it has secured access to almost £3 million in death spiral funding. It has not. It has deceived mugs. Two years ago Versarien (VRS) issued an RNS about a deal with the same death spiral provider which I pushed the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation on, and which they forced loathsome Neill Ricketts and hois motley crew to correct. I have now written to the Oxymorons again…

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32 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – current trading disappointment, but highly favourable risk/reward here?

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that it now expects half-year sales in its new structure to be materially lower than expected and, though it expects sales normalising in the second half and healthy growth next year, the current year is to now be “insufficient to make up the H1 deficit”. We profusely apologise for the short-term disappointment though, having spoken to the company, what to do now with the shares down at 19.5p to buy, a £17 million market cap?

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32 days ago

BREAKING: The curse of loathsome Tony Baldry, a hammer blow from Sierra Leone awaits Westminster Group

Chaired by the vile ex Tory MP Tony Baldry, Westminster Group (WSG) is running on vapours (yet again) . That we all knew as explained here. But what the company is not admitting to is a hammer blow from Sierra Leone which will destroy the only profitable part of this business. Let me explain.

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37 days ago

I'm transgender - then do whatever you want!

 A tweet from the wonderful BurnsideNotTosh. Yes this is 2022

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37 days ago

nanosynth Lanstead death spiral deal – this is Versarien deception all over again

On 23 March 2020 Versarien (VRS) announced a £6 million subscription by death spiral provider Lanstead. Of course, it was nothing of the sort. The proceeds have been a fraction of that and, following pressure from this site, AIM regulation forced Versarien to issue an RNS on April 6 admitting as much. Wind forward to today ands Lanstead and nanosynth (NNN) have engaged in an almost identical deception. Does nobody learn anything?

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37 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: was this Zak Mir's worst ever (undeclared) paid for forecast ever?

I start with a joke the late Steve Holdsworth would have appreciated for I can confirm that reports of his death were, sadly, not exaggerated. Then onto two US oil plays where I see big troubles ahead: Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) and Zephyr Energy (ZPHR). Then onto the failings of Aquis in covering up the sins of disgraced Graham Mullis at Love Hemp (LIFE) and onto another shocker from the lobster pot Evrima (EVA), hat tip M for that one. Finally, a detailed look at Powerhouse Energy (PHE), its dismal interims, Zak’s appalling forecast/plain paid for ramping and the looming cash crisis set to unfold by this time next year. The big tent for ShareStock arrived today. Gosh it is heavy. I am dreading trying to put it up. To get inside it book your seats HERE.

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37 days ago

Argo Blockchain Interims - when does it run out of proper money next?

Half calendar year numbers are predictably shite but thanks to the monthly trading updates, opaque as they are, we already had a fair old idea how much in the merde the company is, however much disgraced Peter Wall, and his PR gimps at Tancredi, who refuse to answer simple questions, might try to polish the turd.

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37 days ago

GOTCHA: Love Hemp fined £70,000 for lying to investors but it dupes the dopes at Aquis Regulation who rewrite history

I suppose this is another Gotcha for me in that I repeatedly pushed Aquis to act. But what we see today is a partial cover up, a rewriting of history to protect the chairman, disgraced Graham Mullis.

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37 days ago

Andrew Bell of Red Rock explains why the FCA should not send him to jail

Yesterday I asked HERE if I should report Bell, the marmite boss of Red Rock Resources (RRR) to the FCA for selective disclosure of ( very good) news. Bell says he is an innocent man and explains why below. Do you believe him? Over to Mr Bell, Prisoner Number CB9298 says:

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38 days ago

Great expose; #JackMonroe saint or scammer?

https://medium.com/@AwfullyMolly/jack-monroe-saint-or-scammer-80ec92f37bb6

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39 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Podcast: A 1st hand account of Christmas Day 1914 on the Western Front from the Rev Douglas Winnifrith

One of three brothers who all became vicars ( until one was defrocked and sent to prison) , Douglas Winnifrith was my great great uncle and in this podcast I bring you his account – written up in a 1915 book – of Christmas Day 1914 on the Western Front.

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39 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: RIP The man in the Paddington Dungeon, should I report Andrew Bell to the FCA and/or push Steve O'Hara in the River Dee at Sharestock?

If Steve Holdsworth has not passed away as I was told I hope he enjoys what I have to say about him. If he has that is my greatest loss today although I do also discuss Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) in detail, the two battering the value of my pension fund. I won’t push Steve O’ Hara in the River at Sharestock but if he brings his chairman I’d be tempted. Grilling O’Hara in person over a Wrexham lager is surely another reason for you to book HERE. The number of seats now needed: 74. Join the crowd on September 10. I discuss Red Rock Resources (RRR), Allied Minds (ALM), Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) and, on behalf of a convalescing Nigel Somerville, Haydale Graphene (HAYD). 

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39 days ago

Zombie apocalypse - this is not going to end well

A zombie firm is one that cannot even cover its band or bond interest from free cashflows. The chart below is of firms from the Russell 3000 Index, aan Index comprising 97% of US listed companies and it shows that 25% of them are now zombies. The last time that number was anywhere close was in 2001 at 17% and look how that played out. But in 2001 interest rates were being cut, now they are increasing just as a consumer slowdown means that free cashflows will be decreasing so that Zombie percentage is going to head sharply higher this Autumn.

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39 days ago

Britain’s top objective mining analyst, Mr David Lenigas suffers a spot of amnesia

We have already apologised a number of times for any suggestion made on this website that Mr David Lenigas was a penny share promoting spiv rather than an objective mining analyst who is so honest and insightful that he must be regarded as a national treasure. But in that vein, the third greatest living Australian after Mr Peter Tatchell and Mr Barry Humphries, appears to have suffered a spot of amnesia when issuing the tweet below yesterday.

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39 days ago

Iconic Labs – is it finally game over for the shareholders and a win for toxic David Sefton?

I haven’t written about Iconic (ICON) since 10 January 2022 when I wrote “Still on life support, toxic Dave Sefton will, shockingly, get away with everything”. Well, based on the following statement published by the Administrators yesterday that appears to be the case:

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39 days ago

EXPOSE: If Sir Christopher Gent is found guilty by the FCA why are Ironveld’s Giles Clarke and Martin Eales not in the dock for exactly the same offence?

These chaps are two pillars of the establishment. Gent has been CEO of Vodafone (VOD) and Chairman of GSK (GSK). Clarke has been running companies including Majestic Wine since he stopped being a CSFB bankster in the early nineties. And he went to Rugby and Oxford so is a true scholar and a gentleman. Okay, Eales is a relative oik.

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39 days ago

Pride Week in Ottawa and my frigging taxes here in Wales

Apart from a brief couple of weeks when we were ordered to celebrate Black Lives Matter last year, Pride Month which started in June 2013 has been celebrated every month since. This week it is Pride Week in Ottawa, capital of the woke Socialist hell hole that is Canada. I am delighted to read in the must subscribe newsletter, the Ottawan – prop my pal D Atwater Esq – that “the Ottawa Tool Library presents the Free Pride Week Sewing Circle, for 2SLGBTQIA+ makers of all levels of sewing experience. Tickets are free.” Radical! Stonewall Riot v2.  But what on earth is  2SLGBTQIA+ – I bet even President Castro-Trudeau cannot tell us what that stands for. But as a Welsh taxpayer there is something else bringing me even more joy.

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39 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ironveld breaks AIM Rules again, chatting to 2 CEOs, Argo ducks a question (twice)

I start with a reference to this personal podcast about Christmas Day 1914 HERE. Then it is onto Ironveld Resources (IRON), Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Argo Blockchain (ARB) and it is one of two more reasons given to book your seats at ShareStock on September 10 NOW HERE

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39 days ago

BREAKING: Pirate Pete Landau of Range Resources infamy pleads guilty to theft and fraud and is going to jail

The first lawyers letter this website received about a week after its 2013 launch was from Pirate Pete Landau the boss of Range Resources (RRL). We continued our battles with Purate Pete and his associates such as Greg Smith and I am delighted to say that, last week, Mr Landau pleaded guilty to nine criminal charges in Australia. These days that is not a pre-requisite for a free trip to Oz but a prelude to a jail stretch. Landau will be sentenced on 31 January and he is going down.

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39 days ago

New shorts, old shorts, no recordings no holds barred in 16 days time

It s just 16 days to Sharestock and I bought the big tent for it yesterday!. It will not just be about shares to short. Peter Hambro will talk about gold and how to play it. Chris Bailey will talk about making money from long only value investing in a bear market and 3 CEOs will face a 15 minute grilling from me, including Optibiotix boss Steve O’Hara and Cathal Friel of Open Orphan. But the short sellers presenting are legends.

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39 days ago

Does anyone believe in Powerhouse any more? Another set of jv terms amended

What is the Polish for “Powerhouse Energy (PHE) looks increasingly fecked?” Another JV agreement has had to be rewritten as nobody external will bankroll this unproven technology. Today’s news casts a new doubt over the commerciality of its IP and also of when ( not if) Powerhouse will need to do yet another bailout placing.

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39 days ago

Love Hemp issues the sort of misleading release which again shows why no adviser should act for it

Having told a grotesque lie to investors about raising cash which it had in fact not raised, the board of Aquis listed Love Hemp (LIFE) should be in jail. Instead, with almost no cash, it limps on, its shares suspended as no advisor has signed up to replace Peterhouse, which quit when the lie emerged. Today another deceit.

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39 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Today I bought shares in ...

All is explained in the podcast but my pension has gone to nil cash after this trade. Then I look at Eden Research (EDEN), musicMagpie (MMAG), Cineworld (CINE), Boohoo.com (BOO) and Revolution Beauty (REVB). As of today 72 chairs will be needed for ShareStock on September 10. I am scrabbling to get them so if you want to attend please book early in case I need to do more scrabbling. Book HERE

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39 days ago

Tom Winnifrith BONUS Bearcast: Dev Clever refuses to admit it and Nigel Wray won't want to hear it, but it is almost bust - a £180m nest of snakes

Dev Clever (DEV) has some very belated results out today. Its failure to update on current cash tells you it is almost bust. So too, I suggest, is its proposed RTO target Veative. And also Asimilar (ASLR) the listed company most of whose NAV is Dev related. I analyse the results and explain, not that Nigel Wray will want to hear this, why the Dev valuation is a joke. This whole mess is a £180 million nest of snakes.

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39 days ago

Sanctions against Russia who benefits? Er…Russians, case study Petropavlovsk.

One day, I know not when, there will be no sanctions against Russia. And at that point we might be allowed to ask, without being accused of being an apologist for President Putin, who exactly benefits from all of these sanctions. Hat tip to JW for a summary of what happened after AIM listed Petropavlovsk (POG) went bust. This company, once worth £500 million, was largely owned by British shareholders. So, who benefits from its collapse? Yup. It is the Russians.

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39 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - Joshua and I press first apple juice of 2022

The apples should be falling later but this hot summer means that in the old orchard by the river they are starting to drop already. So they should be almost ripe. If I wait longer more will fall down the sloping banks into the river or just sit on the ground waiting for worms and other bugs. And so Joshua and I gathered a large plastic ball full and did our first press of ther year, aided by our new toy, an apple scratter.

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39 days ago

Cineworld comments, shares up – thanks be the Lord, another chance to short

This statement should have come out on Friday but Cineworld (CINE) likes to treat its shareholders in the way that dirty peasants deserve. So is the company going bust?

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39 days ago

Gwyn Burr – rat – sinking ship – Made.com

Being oh so ESG friendly Made.com (MADE) not only has a bird as its CEO and also as its chairman, sorry chairperson, but it also, until today, had a full flush of 5 NEDs. Such wonderful diversity has not prevented the company guzzling cash at a prodigious rate, missing every target ever set, and it has now admitted that it needs a bailout fund raise PDQ, as I predicted HERE.

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39 days ago

Video: Crippling debt loads will crush economies

Too right. And individuals and corporates. Folks have no idea what is blowing in. Patrict Karim is a chartist so talks bollocks but on this one he is bang on the money.

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39 days ago

Thungela Resources – interims - we are 80% up here so what next?

Thungela Resources (TGA) has announced results for the first half of 2022, noting “profit for the reporting period of R9.6 billion in a volatile operating environment (H1 2021: R351 million)”. This has currently helped the shares up to around 1500p, so how does the value look now?

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39 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: which bubble pops first, NFTs, crypto, UK housing or David Lenigas' next penny dreadful IPO ramped by Zak Mir?

The root causes of all these bubbles popping (apart from the next Lenigas/paid ramper Zak Mir and Richard Poulden shit show) are the same. I explain and discuss.

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39 days ago

It is NOT homophobic to call the Police out for this waste of money at Lincoln Pride

Some of the responses to the tweet below sent out by Lincolnshire Police showing its officers dancing away at the LGBT Pride parade in Lincoln suggest that only hate filled Daily Mail readers could possibly object. 

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39 days ago

Cineworld - a suicide threat post from the LSE Asylum which says it all

I discussed Cineworld (CINE) and some lessons folks can learn in bearcast earlier. But the post below from a bloke who has lost everything is sad and instructive. And I start by saying that even if those chap has posted vile things about me as a leading critic of Cineworld (CINE) I really hope he does not end his own life. Suicide is no joking matter in my family, as folks like Julie Meyer keep reminding you all, and he should talk to someone. I am sure he has friends, if not he can reach out to me and I will happily have a chat.

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39 days ago

Lonny "the Prick" Baumgardner of Predator trolls me to protect his chairman from insider dealing probe

Last year I forced the sacking of Ron Pilbeam as a director of Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) after I exposed his dodgy share dealings. You’d have thought his fellow directors would have learned. But this week I exposed the share dealings of chairman Paul Griffiths and the company’s financial adviser Peterhouse quit as a result of this matter. It would not act for a company whose chairman sold shares PA at 9p knowing that a placing (which was at 5.5p) HAD to happen within weeks to fund drilling commitments made but which investiors were unaware of. This looks an open and shut case.

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39 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Will Marstons be the next Cineworld?

I start by revealing the latest speaker at ShareStock and if you are thinking of coming please do book ASAP so I can order the right number of chairs, pizzas etc. You can book HERE. Then it is onto Cineworld (CINE), what should have happened on Friday but did not and what happens next. Then I discuss whether Marston’s (MARS) is another Cineworld in waiting.

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39 days ago

Ironveld Resources: “we have done nothing wrong” – Letter to The FCA & AIM Regulation, let’s see about that

A spokesman for Ironveld Resources (IRON) denied to me yesterday that sitting on price sensitive information for at least 6 weeks during which time the share price slumped by 30% as some folks “miraculously” knew the bad news, is not doing anything wrong. “The company does not believe that it has done anything wrong”. Neither do 90% of the inmates of Wormwood Scrubs. Whatever you say Giles Clarke and Martin Eales.

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39 days ago

BREAKING: [email protected] Capital - a deep dive into its share register begs big questions for the FCA

Undertaking an analysis of [email protected] Capital’s (SYME) share register is made much simpler by the use of the platform Simply Wall St.  This is an online app which is free to use for a limited number of companies.  You can obtain the following summary for the apparent current shareholders in Supply derived from public sources by Simply Wall St.  The summary analysis prepared is set out below.

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40 days ago

The BBC: If you keep repeating a lie maybe folks will believe it – the Rev Richard Coles and the Lionesses

I have a lot of time for the good Reverend the, now retired, vicar who started off with Jimmy Somerville in the Communards. He handled the death of his husband stoically and he serves up really quite interesting material, an increasing rarity on the BBC. On twitter he brought my attention to an interesting Northamptonshire artisan cheese. But yesterday on his show the subject turned to women’s soccer and he insisted that audiences at Euro 2022 were “huge” and that was a game changer. The problem, as I pointed out to him on a tweet he ignored, is that what he said is just not true.

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40 days ago

BOOM BOOM - when is the lack of profits warning at Audioboom which will expose its painfully thin balance sheet?

Bear raider Miles Dyson and I chatted the other day. Lucian Miers says that – apart from me – Miles is his new best buddy. His work on Audioboom (BOOM) suggesting fabricated user numbers is compelling as you can see here. But last night he unearthed a hammer blow which, as I shall explain below, will have devastating consequences for the share price.

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40 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ouzo tonight, is Cineworld Bust and Mahmud looks like a prat already

I end with a few words on Sharestock as I prepare the jam tomorrow. Tickets and details of our latest speaker can be found HERE.  Then onto Cineworld (CINE), Revolution Beauty (REVB) which is already making Mahmud Kamani of Boohoo (BOO) look like a prat. Again! And then Chill Brands (CHLL). Tomorrow I report another two corporate bosses tgo the regulators. That is my weekend treat!

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40 days ago

BREAKING: Cineworld shares plunge 89% - it is preparing to file for bankruptcy

Two days ago it fessed to considering a debt for equity swap that would see shareholders almost wiped out. Today it could, as I warned,  be even worse than that.

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40 days ago

Chill Brands shares surge on non deal – do a google search!

We have not had any hard sales data from Chill Brands (CHLL) for an eternity. We had interims to 6 months 30 September 2021 then an admission that much of the H1 revenues booked may have to be backed out when FY to March 31 numbers are eventually released. In early May there was an admission that offline sales through retailers were essentially zippo and a claim that online sales via Chill.com were up by 30% in the three months prior. 130% of SFA is still SFA.

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40 days ago

BREAKING EXPOSE: Westminster Group accounting blunder hides the true financial mess it is in

I explained yesterday how the curse of value destroying loathsome ex Tory MP Tony Baldry was about to strike again and that Westminster Group (WSG), where his chairmanship has seen a 5 year 90% share price collapse, was set to do another bailout placing. On reflection, the numbers presented are misleading and the merde in which this company is drowning is far greater than folks realise. Let me explain.

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42 days ago

The loathsome Guardian scumbag journalist George Monbiot hoist by his own petard - A Velvet Glove classic

https://velvetgloveironfist.blogspot.com/2022/08/george-monbiot-hoist-by-his-own-petard.html

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43 days ago

When the Government says that soaring electricity prices are down to Ukraine, the graphic that shows they are lying

If it was just down to Ukraine or printing vast amounts of new money all of Western Europe would be in the same mess. But it is not as the graphic below demonstrates. UK electricity is vastly more expensive than anywhere else in Europe? Why?

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43 days ago

Letter to FCA – please investigate possible/ almost certain insider dealing by Paul Griffiths at Predator Oil & Gas

The financial adviser to Predator Oil & Gas (PRD), Peterhouse Capital has already resigned because of the share dealings by Mr Griffiths and it may well have contacted the FCA – as the regulator ( no sniggering at the back) of the Standard List and the guardian against financial crime ( STOP sniggering!) about the matter. Just in case it has not, I have written today.

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43 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy’s latest fund raise, this is just taking the piss

The real problem Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) faces, as I explained here, is that there is not enough demand for its Harley Street proton centre to make a profit even when its LIGHT system is up and running. But for now, LIGHT is not up and running, the company is guzzling cash and that brings us to today’s latest keep the LIGHTs on fund raise. Advance really is taking the piss with its excuses.

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43 days ago

BREAKING: Parsley Box – if you won’t come clean about Simon Russell let me do so for you

A week ago I asked cash strapped, cash guzzling, zero in waiting Parsley Box (MEAL) to come clean about its Managing Director Simon Russell. It has declined to do so so let me assist.

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43 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: BREAKING Candy Bros vs Bonnier in court - shit hits fan at AAA, Asimilar and Audioboom

The court case docket is below. I explain what it is all about and why it could crash Asimilar (ASLR), AAA (AAA) and Audioboom (BOOM), I also look at Westminster Group (WSG) where it is placing ahoy as vile ex Tory MP Sir Tony Baldry destroys yet more shareholder value, Ben’s Creek (BEN) and its placing and Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) and the mounting regulatory storm concerning Paul Griffiths. He has got to go. Finally I will announce a new ShareStock speaker tomorrow, book your seats now HERE

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43 days ago

Made.com – Gotcha!

I explained in detail earlier this week why Made.com (MADE) is going to HAVE to do a bailout placing. Floated at 200p just over a year ago, raising £100million by issuing new shares while existing shareholders lobbed out a cheeky £90 million of stock onto gullible institutions, the company is quite simply running out of cash. Today it “responded to media speculation” and essentially ‘fessed that I was right. This will be messy.

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43 days ago

The Financial Times has a Brexit problem - The Critic

https://thecritic.co.uk/The-Financial-Times-has-a-Brexit-problem/

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43 days ago

Predator – ouzo on cornflakes for the Sheriff as Peterhouse quits after share dealing stink

It is sad to have to explain to some demented haters out there but this ouzo on cornflakes thing is my little joke and I am not an alcoholic and you are humourless bastards. These days, I reckon if I shift 5 units a week, that is a heavy week. Anyhow it is ouzo on cornflakes for me after this article and a word of praise for Peterhouse Capital for a shock resignation just before the close yesterday.  Make no mistake this is about the growing share dealing scandal involving Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) chairman Paul Griffiths.

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43 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Boohoo's Mahmud Kamani is the LAST Person to follow on Revolution Beauty

I start with preparations for Sharestock on 10 September - if you are coming please book your seats now HERE.  Then it is onto Cineworld (CINE), the stench of dodgy share dealing at Predator Oil & Gas (PRD), more buit still incomplete disclosures on boardroom share dumping at the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) and why Mahmud Kamani of Boohoo (BOO) is the last person on earth to follow as his company (adviser Zeus Capital) takes a 7.1% stake in Revolution Beauty (REVB) – adviser Zeus Capital. It is a small and cosy world innit?

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43 days ago

Just 21 days to go: Book Now!

Yes it is just 21 days to the most unusual event in the share calendar – ShareStock. On September 10, sixty to eighty folks will be sitting in tents on an elevated lawn by the banks of the River Dee listening to legends from the investment world give talks and them chatting to them informally, one to one, in the drinks tent.

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43 days ago

BREAKING: Predator Oil & Gas Placing – if this does not stink, nothing does

Today Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) has raised £3.3 million in a placing at 5.5p. This stinks and begs massive questions about share dealings by chairman Paul Griffiths. The FCA and regulators should be all over it.

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44 days ago

At last Cineworld ‘fesses, shareholders prepare to be rogered!

Well you cannot say that this was not predicted here! Cineworld (CINE) has issued a lack of profits warning and says that when its balance sheet is deleveraged ( when? If?) shareholders will be screwed. The alternative, of course, is administration and a total wipeout!

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44 days ago

Pure Gold Mining – can anyone explain to me why this is not suspended for being bust?

What is the biggest disgrace to come out of Canada? Justin Trudeau in his Pride socks at the Eid parade (or was it the other way round)? Darren Atwater’s idea of customer service?  The music of Michael Buble? No. It is Pure Gold (PUR), the TSX and London listed dog which has been exposed HERE so many times. Today we have quarterlies to June 30.

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44 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Made.com's website tells you a bailout placing on the way: 8p? 7p? 5p?

In today’s bearcast I discuss Kirsty Allsop’s great macro call, Made.com’s (MADE) looming financial crisis (with a screen grab below from its own website telling you how bad it is), the oil price ( down 25% in two months and falling) and Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) and why it is a zero in 2023.

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44 days ago

How Victoria did respond to the bear dossier, Sam Antar would be proud

A couple of weeks ago I pondered how Victoria (VCP) would or should respond to a quite devastating bear dossier from Iceberg Research. In a way it has played the attack cleverly but actually its response makes the stock even more of a sell.

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44 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - plum vodka for the Mrs

My friend N has lent me her apple picker, a tall pole with a basket at the top. With an apple scratter now bought I will do a small test harvest of apples from the old orchard by the river tomorrow, with a view to pressing some juice. Those apples are starting to drop so some are clearly ripe. Meanwhile I have made a a little something for the Mrs…

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44 days ago

David Beckham "backed" Cellular Goods new CFO to oversee the cash crisis & going concern blow up with auditors

I wish Bruna Nikolla the very best of luck as she becomes the new CFO at Cellular Goods (CBX) just in time to have a good chat with the auditors about whether this company can be viewed as a going concern.

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44 days ago

Canadian Overseas Petroleum – utterly shite Q2 results in the most favourable macro climate ever! Target price for 2023 0p

Does our own BB savant PL still believe in reports from this company’s house broker saying that Canadian Overseas  Petroleum (COPL) shares will roof it? Who is going to break the news to him that Santa and the tooth fairy are not real? Today’s Q2 numbers try to hide the point but are truly appalling.

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44 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh hovel - jam tomorrow

We have one damson tree here at the Welsh hovel up in the vegetable patch. It overhangs the road down to the hovel and you know when the fruit are ripe as they spatter onto the road and your car crunches over them as you drive in or out. There was a second tree alongside it but the gales took it and I have planted a cherry tree in its stead. For there is already a second source of damsons. My neighbours have a tree which leans over into our garden so we are allowed to pick its fruit too. Our neighbours are in their nineties and their needs are not that great.

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44 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More WhatsApp messages fall into my hands – Giles Clarke what is sauce for the goose

Yesterday I discussed how Ironveld Resources (IRON) via its PR man Tim Blythe of BlytheRay ands the awful Mail on Sunday was smearing Richard Jennings but ignoring the real issue which were breaches of AIM Rule 10 and 11. But what is sauce for the goose… I today read to you a string of remarks made by Giles Clarke, Ironveld’s chairman in WhatsApp messages now in my posession. After yesterday’s indignation perhaps Mr Clarke wants to consider his position. Then onto Abingdon Health (ABDX), liquidity drying up and what it can mean, Parsley Box (MEAL) and musicMagpie (MMAG). I also discuss Wishbone Gold (WSBN) urging a note of caution on “nearology.”

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44 days ago

Versarien: shares slumping, is it the bailout placing or a grim year end trading statement? Or Both!

You will remember that when the old auditor to Versarien (VRS), run by loathsome charlatan Neill Ricketts, walked, the new bean counter said that it would not have sufficient time to sign off on results to March 31 so Ricketts extended the year end to September 30. But the shares are today sliding (again), off 10% to 18p, as chickens prepare to come home to roost.

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44 days ago

A heartfelt and sincere apology to Mr David Lenigas

If I have ever suggested that Mr David Lenigas is a shameless penny share promoter and all round spiv prone to grotesque exaggeration whose clumsy ramping has helped to turn AIM into the sewer that it is, I should like to apologise. And I mean that most sincerely. The tweet below, about a stock where I may have a minor interest, although that in no way influences me, shows that Mr Lenigas is a world class mind whose pithy objective analysis of mining stocks makes him a national treasure. Let the record stand corrected.

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44 days ago

BREAKING: The Night of the Living Dead – Media Corp is back and heading to Aquis

Look what is crawling out of the grave, maggots emerging from every pus-filled orifice, the smell of death everywhere…it is Media Corp (MDC). It is back

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44 days ago

Abingdon Health – even more bad news, ouzo on my cornflakes

I warned before it listed that Abingdon Health (ABDX) was essentially insolvent and that the 96p ( £92 million market cap) was bonkers and that anyone investing was insane.  But, of course, institutional fund managers (playing with YOUR  money) knew better and gambled £22 million. After the latest shocking news the shares are, after 19 months, just 6.75p. Ouch.

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44 days ago

One of those moments when you feel the decadent West is doomed

With a hat tip to Darren for this one, like so many signs of the sad decline of a flabby and decadent civilization comes from Canada. No it is not a ruling that bestiality can be legal as long as there is no penetrative sex. That happened in Canada ages ago, back in 2016. Keep up. From Darren’s excellent newsletter, the Ottawan:

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45 days ago

Powerhouse CEO walks after just six months as Peel deal changed yet again

In the beginning Peel Holdings was to fund the Protos SPV roiling out Powerhouse Energy’s (PHE) not so revolutionary and unproven waste to hydrogen plants. Then Peel realised the risk it was taking and made Powerhouse raise equity to lend money to Protos. And today…

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45 days ago

Tom Winnifrith postcard - driving from Southern Greece to Northern Wales

My trip started at 10 AM GMT on a Monday and ended 2.30 AM GMT on last Thursday. I will not be doing it again. I describe exactly what happened.

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45 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - in smearing Richard Jennings as a racist via the Mail on Sunday, Ironveld exposes how it broke AIM Rules 10 & 11 and why its bosses should be fired & sanctioned

Today’s Mail on Sunday carries a nasty hit job on Richard Jennings of Align accusing him of racism. You can read it HERE. The story is clearly manufactured by Ironveld Resources (IRON). I do not know enough SA slang to comment on Jennings’ words. However, amazingly the dickhead journalist not only failed to report matters showing Jennings as a supporter of poor blacks in Zim South despite having the evidence, but the whatsapp messages referred to show Ironveld driving a coach and horses through AIM Rule 11 and AIM Rule 10 so misleading its investors. I explain why that may have enabled some smart money to get out at the wrong prioe and why this should be enough to see Martin Eales and Giles Clarke fired at once. Unlike the wretched Mail I bring you the full whatsapp thread.

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45 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining why Victoria and Cineworld are zeros and why Malcolm is bonkers

I start with gardening news and a bit sbout ShareStock 2022 and 2023 and urge prompt ticket booking for the former HERE. Why Victoria (VCP) is a zero in waiting is a matter for Sharestock but today I look at why Cineworld (CINE) has not collapsed yet but why it will. Then there is Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and why it MUST end in tears whatever PL says.  Finally I comment on the lunacy of Malcolm Stacey. I think he meant to send today’s column to the Guardian letters page, it is insanity writ large.

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45 days ago

Afentra – proposed acquisitions excitement sparks shares, take 90% profits?

There is no “house view” on this website. Our authors can and do disagree. For instance, I think Malcolm’s piece today is complete and utter bollocks and will explain why later on bearcast. Last week Gary Newman was bullish on Afentra (AET), HERE. But there is another view.

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45 days ago

Daniel O’Neil you old spoofer – your share buying at Procook does not wash

The IPO of Procook (PROC) last November was one that I explicitly warned you about. That offer was at 145p. The shares are now 40p but CEO Daniel O Neill really is the most almighty spoofer, his share buying of late is a red flag in itself, an invitation to go short.

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45 days ago

Video: Buy gold and shares, sell bonds as we head for a decade of inflation

Analyst and writer Kevin Muir  says that investors seem to be having problems understanding the current economy and inflation: those in charge are arguing that this past month had no inflation. The reality is that month over month figures may be indicating that inflation has peaked.  Kevin says that this may cause the Fed may to be less hawkish than most investors are expecting.

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47 days ago

ShareStock – No Video Links this is a personal experience!

“Can I do my chat with you via video link?” said the least well-known person attending Sharestock on September 10 as a CEO speaker? “No! You are uninvited” said I. He missed the point about this event, it is personal. You can listen to all the speakers on stage but then collar them in the drinks tent before or afterwards for a one to one chat.

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47 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – Six Flags is the canary in the coal mine

I start  with dire numbers from the theme park operator and what they mean for companies such as MADE.com (MADE), Fevertree (FEVR) and ProCook (PROC). Then I look at the former WPCT (SUPP), Revolution Beauty (REVB) and Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL), now a great low risk short, as the price is capped by the death spiral in place. That cap can only move lower.

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47 days ago

How would Ed Croft and Stockopedia rate Company X as it files its accounts?

Ed Croft’s Stockopedia is the stock picking system that ranged the Quindell (QPP) fraud as one of the cheapest companies on AIM and said that Globo (GBO) scored 92/100 as a buy. It was a fraud too and went bust. Then there was Wirecard which Stocko pushed aggressively just 3 days before the balloon went up! Two years after the Woodford blow up, Ed is now and expert saying his system could have predicted it.  Whatever. So how would Ed’s system assess company X which has just filed 2021 accounts

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47 days ago

Another Letter to FCA - how many million pounds has Alessandro Zamboni made from unreported [email protected] Capital share sales?

As I noted yesterday, the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) is spoofing like there is no tomorrow to get its open offer away and to allow death spiral provider Venus to forward sell another tranche of shares. Supply is tunning on vapours. But there is a big question, the woke twits at the FCA seem unwilling to push on: how many millions of pounds has CEO Alessandro Zamboni made from covert and undisclosed share dumps? I have written to the FCA.

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47 days ago

Shield Therapeutics – failure rewarded and interests unaligned

Greg Madison was appointed as CEO of Shield Therapeutics (STX) on June 1 2021. The shares were then 60p. Today they are 8p. In just over a year Greg has presided over a catastrophic 87% destruction of shareholder value. Luckily Greg had no shares himself just a stack of options granted to him two weeks after he joined, to incentivise him.

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47 days ago

Canadian Overseas – the death spiral ramps up in & still the morons can’t do the math!

Still the dumb pricks who own these shares do not seem to get it and think that abusing and trolling and abusing myself and Gary Newman is going to reverse the all too predictable share price decline. Today, there is another RNS for them to ignore.

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47 days ago

Photo article from the Greek Hovel - calling all olive harvesters for a pre Christmas treat

Veteran olive harvesters will look at the photos below and know that the 2022 harvest will not be a very good one. It will not be terrible as things stand though there is still time for an act of God intervention such as a severe windstorm. But it will not be great. Thus it is uneconomic to hire Albanians to assist with the harvest. So how do you, dear readers, fancy being an Albanian. Here’s the deal.

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47 days ago

Video: Pricking the largest financial bubble in history

Analyst Michael Oliver pulls no punches.

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47 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - will Parsley Box come clean?

I start with a bity of my travel adventures. I was in bed by 3 AM last night after the previous night’s 5 AM. If I ever say that I am driving from Greece to Wales in 2.5 days again you can shoot me.  Then I remind you that it is less than a month to ShareStock so book your seats on the greenest lawn in Wales NOW. Then I look in detail at Revolution Beauty (REVB), Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), I have a hot rumour on Parsley Box (MEAL) and I comment on GSK (GSK) and the Zantac issue. or non issue. Any more carcinogens with your medication vicar?

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47 days ago

Revolution Beauty Group - from bad to worse, accounting snakes emerge from long grass, management talks bull re debt issue

I bet Elizabeth Lake is regretting joining Revolution Beauty (REVB) as its CFO on May 12 this year. The previous incumbent Andrew Clark hung around till the end of July for an orderly handover, since when we have had a ghastly profits warning and now, today, an admission of potential accounting “issues.” Ms Lake must feel as if she was parachuted onto the Titanic just before the iceberg. Or maybe she should take some blame and walk the plank?

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47 days ago

Eight Capital and David Bull (shit) fallout from fall out?

Is it good news that the bastard little brother of the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME), Eight Capital Partners (ECP) has lost its CEO? Normally a shock departure after just 11 months as CEO is bad news. But this CEO in question is toxic.

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47 days ago

BREAKING: Bear Raider Miles Dyson sticks it to Audioboom

I do not think Miles is finished with Victoria (VCP) yet where I agree with him that this could well be a zero. Meanwhile he has a new target where I am also a long time bear, 

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47 days ago

Christopher Booker will spin in his grave as the Daily Telegraph hits new depths of global warming fake news

Though on the payroll of the Sunday Telegraph, Chris actually cancelled his Daily Torygraph two years before he died as he found it just too ghastly: woke, metropolitan and innacurate. For a man of the countryside, of his beloved Somerset, the Torygraph had become a beast from another planet. And that brings me to the photo and article below frm last week.

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47 days ago

Photo special on Alpesh Patel OBE: where are your customers yachts?

The Crown Prince of the sheep shaggers, Paul Roberts of the excellent Stockomendation website, has been a guest of Alpesh Patel who is caharging folks thousands of quid for a luxury insight into his trading genius. Paul writes:

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47 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: When it comes to customer service the French can be such xxxxx

I start with my troubles in travelling and also with a guest at the Greek Hovel changing all the locks. Suffice to say I am in a bad mood as I head back to Wales. Then it is onto Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) where – goaded by a trolling and abusive shareholder – I remind you why the shares will be sub 10p by Christmas and could well then head rapidly towards zero. Then back to Zak Mir and Lift Ventures (LFT), where I serve up a scenario where the initial Miriad deal was illegal and the cover-up needs exposing, something Aquis Regulation could do at ease. Of course if the NEDS and adviser Optiva are smart and, if my theory is correct, they will resign and whistleblow now as IF the initial deal was illegal and that is now being covered up they do not want to be implicated if things get messy.

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47 days ago

How does Victoria respond to the Iceberg bear dossier?

Short selling outfit Iceberg recently published a bear dossier on carpets roll-up play Victoria (VCP), which I reposted on this website HERE. Writing to you from Greece, I am not aware if the deadwood press is taking this matter onwards as what Iceberg wrote was very punchy indeed and I am sure that Victoria’s PR spinners will be using phrases involving the dreaded L word (lawyer) to any of the spineless 4th Estate hacks who ask questions.

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47 days ago

[email protected] Capital – Kicking the Can Down the Road (again!)

Today Alessandro Zamboni the boss of the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) issued an update to his update of 29 July stating:

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47 days ago

Zak Mir’s Lift deal – why it so obviously stinks

It has been suggested to me that my criticism of Zak Mir’s Lift Global Ventures (LFT) is driven by jealousy in that The Sith Lord is clearly coining it in.  Au contraire. It is because everything about this stinks. And if the FCA and Aquis Regulation were not so utterly useless they would be all over this. Let me explain why.

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48 days ago

Jill Scott MBE & Captain Lionness - are you serious? Or is it just about money?

I know that saying anything that is not unthinking praise about the Lionesses is, more or less, a hate crime. But have you seen England’s captain plugging Walker’s Crisps?

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48 days ago

Hat tip Ouzo Man: data from the taxman shows why Purplebricks is screwed

The new CEO at Purplebricks (PURP) can drone on about cost cutting, diversity and inclusion all she wants but when you are sailing into a macro-economic hurricane, all small ships will sink. My thanks to reader “ouzo man” for pointing out the latest data from the HMRC.

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48 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Wildlife diversity spotted on snake hill and, in a similar vein, Zak Mir does a deal with himself

I start with the wildlife diversity and will leave you in supense ahead of the drive back to Wrexham which starts in one hour. Then it is onto Zak Mir’s sordid Lift Global Ventures (LFT), more Clem Chambers gimps getting the boot at ADVFN (AFN) and Bidstack (BIDS) where after today’s piss poor interims, even Stevie Wonder can see that the writing is on the wall about the next bailout placing.

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48 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: On mating golden eagles, Joshua's heroic swimming and Big Sofa

It is my last full day in Greece. I reflect on the holiday and on the olive harvest to come in December at the Greek Hovel and then my full and final thoughts on Big Sofa (BST).

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48 days ago

Big Sofa - I am writing this one off

Throughout the year Big Sofa (BST) has been telling us that everything was going well with new hires and client wins. Well that was a fecking lie as the circular issued the other day but not received by this shareholder shows. Do I want to put up more cash or be 90% diluted? You know what? I will take the hit and I now write this off mentally as a zero. I apologise to all who have lost money on this one. If its any consolation my personal hit is in excess of £40,000.  I now value this as a zero and indeed rather look forward to Big Sofa spunking this placing and going bust. 

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48 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy is a slam dunk short

I should declare that I am a shareholder in this company. I bought 1 share a few years ago so that I could attend its AGM to quiz the management on the catalogue of lies they had told to investors.  Then covid struck. On a properly regulated market Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) would have been given the order of the boot years ago, but this is AIM.

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48 days ago

Tory Minister Therese Coffey – are you really that dim or do you think we all are?

Therese Coffey MP was on Sky this morning where she was meant to be batting away questions on the cost of living crisis and the drought. Either Ms Coffee is thick as two short planks or she must think we are.

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48 days ago

BREAKING: The fraud [email protected] Capital – the fantasy of the post Proof-of-Concept 1st inventory monetisation valuation

As the Bulletin Board Morons await news on their first inventory monetisation for a derisory $1.5 million promised to deliver in July by Alessandro Zamboni in his RNS of 28 June, then promised last week in his RNS of 29 July and so far, consistent with the majority of Zamboni promises nothing actually materialised.

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48 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Jupiter tells Revolution to stick it up Uranus

In three days time I start the drive back to Wrexham and I explain why Chris Gilbert of Fox Marble (FOX) sees nothing wrong happening there but much to the disappointment of many on the LSE Asylum I shall be taking an alternative route home. I flag up now that my output may be limited next Tuesday and Wednesday. I then cover Deepverge (DVRG), Revolution Beauty (REVB) and also in some detail Argo Blockchain (ARB). Then say a few words on Sharestock to which I hope you can book a ticket HERE.

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48 days ago

Another Deepverge turd for Gerry “the arse” Brandon to polish – death spiral kicks in October

On 23 June 2022 Gerry “the arse” Brandon, a man who broke AIM Rules 10 and 11 before his last bailout placing last summer, served up calendar 2021 results noticeable for their prodigious cashburn but the most bullish of statements about the jam arriving tomorrow, or in fact this year.. How things can change.

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48 days ago

BP – strong second quarter results and outlook confidence, Buy

BP (BP.) has announced second quarter and half-year results including a second quarter attributable profit of $9.26 billion and 10% increased dividend per share to $0.06006 and outlook confidence with ongoing supply disruptions in the industry and a relative lack of inventories.

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48 days ago

musicMagpie – money for nothing and chips for free

Of course, musicMagpie (MMAG), the cash guzzling POS floated with a fraudster steering the ship, is already in Dire Straits. But now let’s chuck in some executive greed.

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49 days ago

Photo article from the Greek Hovel – look what I met on snake hill

On my last full day in Greece I got up early to wash the sheets, pack and do a final tidy. Men really are not meant to change duvet covers are they? I really struggled on that one. But at just after nine I headed down to Kambos for a quick coffee with Guardian reading loons L&G and to return a drill. On the way back up to the hovel, as I was driving up snake hill, I saw something moving. As I drove a bit closer it picked up speed.

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49 days ago

Malcolm Stacey is still moving mansion

I am afraid that events have conspired to deprive us of Malcolm’s words of wisdom for a third day. You will remember that Malcolm has now moved the contents of his 26 room South Wales seaside mansion to his new home in North Wales in a carbon net zero worker friendly manner. But he has no internet. Yesterday …

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49 days ago

Video: The rush to buy gold is inevitable and will shock everyone says Quoth The Raven

The only financial podcaster who swears as much as me ( perhaps more) and is almost as outspoken as me is Chris Irons, aka Quoth the Raven. In his latest podcast with Palisade Capital he does not hold back.

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49 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - when is the placing at Oxford Cannabinoid?

 I start with AMTD Digital, run by a man banned from operating in Hong Kong, whose US listed shares have zoomed  ahead by 14,000% since its IPO a few weeks ago. It is now valued at more than Goldman Sachs. This is insanity writ large but it is risky betting against insanity. Then it is onto the stench of the Betahny Garner affair, Cellular Goods (CBX), Kanabo (KNB) and Oxford Cannabinoid (OCTP) where i discuss other clear signs that a bailout placing is being lined up. Then it is onto Online Blockchain (OBC) and the threat ADVFN (AFN) should be making against it. Finally I discuss La Willingham’s Nightcap (NGHT), its trading statement and the cash crisis looming this Autumn.

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49 days ago

LSE AIM Statistics for month of July 2022 – a £44 billion shocker

Oh dear, it seems as if the self-styled “ world’s most successful growth market” is having something of an annus horribilis. Pay rises all round at AIM Regulation!

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49 days ago

Malcolm Stacey is still moving house

I am delighted to say that Malcolm has now moved the contents of his 26 room South Wales seaside mansion to his new home in North Wales in a carbon net zero worker friendly manner. Unfortunately…

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49 days ago

Photo Article Greek Hovel 2022 journey home: Au Revoir Greece

Having spent far too long checking in with ANEK, the ferry company, last night I arrived at Patras a bit later than expected after making a schoolboy error and going to the wrong port, only to find that the Check in did not actually work. So much for the e-ticket I flashed at the guard. So I had to scuttle back to the terminal, checked in manually, and drove on board.

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49 days ago

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: is journalist Bethany Garner of Forbes bent or just incredibly stupid?

I start with Kanabo (KNB), Oxford Cannibanoid (OTCP) and Cellular Goods (CBX). Who on earth would write them up as the three pot stocks to buy. They are all utter dogs facing looming cash crises. Meet Bethany Garner. I then discuss Victoria (VCP) after this bombshell. Then  Gary’s death wish, not as a Euroloon, but in considering buying Revolution Beauty (REVB). Then Ariana (AAU) and why its shares continue to drift.  I start with news of a last minute cancellation here in Greece. If you fancy a last minute luxury break drop me an email. Anyhow it means a more leisurely drive back for me starting, I think, on Monday.

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49 days ago

BREAKING: has £380m valued carpets roll up Victoria committed serial fraud & where are the shareholders $65m yachts?

Lucian Miers has been banging on about Victoria (VCP) for years, but today short selling outfit Iceberg has released a damning report suggesting that the £380 million capitalised company has misled investors with fraudulent acquisitions, cannot generate cash and is drowning in a sea of unsustainable debt. It queeries the business dealings and track record of main man Geoff Wilding but publishes a picture of his $65 million superyacht. Anyone reading the report ( below) who is not short is missing out big time. 

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49 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy tells an obvious porky as it issues more confetti

Does Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) think that its shareholders are stupid as today’s RNS announcing yet another issuance of confetti ( 2.2 million shares to raise £550,691 gross) is quite obviously a load of cobblers.

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49 days ago

Chill Brands – Oops a daisy, one product line dropped and no update on sales – a date with death eight months away, or perhaps even sooner!

Oh dear. Another day and more bad news from the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) emerges and another lie. Last September Chill announced that it had launched a new line of synthetic nicotine products, that is to say tobacco free product which contained nicotine. Today it claims that the launch was actually in December – which makes the September RNS another lie whicxh adviser Allenby seems happy to be associated with -  but says that this venture has been wound up with immediate effect.

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49 days ago

Malcolm Stacey is Moving House

There is no column from the old boy today as he is moving house. This presents a dilemma for our own in house eco and social justice warrior. How does one ship the contents from his 26 room palace on the sea shore in the poshest village in South Wales to his new abode in the land of the Gogs, that is to say North Wales, in a net carbon zero manner?

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49 days ago

So when is the Pride Parade in Gaza then?

As the great twitter commentator @BurnsidenotTosh recently noted, it has been announced that 15th March 2025 will be official “not pride day” with pride month resuming on 16th for the next 23 years. In that vein I bring you a tweet from Brighton where it is Pride Month, thirteen months a year.

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49 days ago

Love Hemp – the mystery of the dog that barked in the night

CBD outfit Love Hemp (LIFE), backed by boxer Anthony Joshua , is the company that lied to investors about having raised cash when it had not. That led to its Aquis adviser (Peterhouse) quitting and the shares being suspended on May 3. It says it is still talking to a new adviser but which adviser is bent enough to want to act for a company that lies about such matters?  And then there is a trading statement today.

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49 days ago

Tintra Results analysis – Part 2 – the promised jam tomorrow & the vast discrepancies on management pay

In part one I looked at the legacy issues and the FRC rule breaches. But what of the sunlit uplands mug punters owning Tintra (TNT) shares are promised?

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49 days ago

Revolution Beauty; Lack of profits warning, shares collapse – a new posterboy for the 2021 IPO hall of shame

On 19 July last year Revolution Beauty (REVB) joined the AIM Sewer raising £110.7 million by issuing new shares and with founders dumping £189.3 million of shares at 160p.  After a warning today about dismal trading which is so bad that it begs the question of whether Revolution will go bust, the shares are 26p. This is a new posterboy for the AIM 2021 IPO class of shame and advisers Zeus Capital should be asked some real questions.

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49 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - life in the old dog yet!

I shall post photos in the next day or so showing me climbing a rocky and overgrown hill to a castle in the burning midday sun with my daughter Jaya on my back. I did the same three years ago with Joshua but managed better today. There is still life in this old dog. Then onto GSK (GSK) and Haleon (HLN). I ditched my Haleon shares today and explain why. Then I look at Revolution Beauty (REVB), ProCook (PROC), the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME), Cellular Goods (CBX) and in detail at Purplebricks (PURP). 

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49 days ago

BREAKING: Aristo Knob Giles Clarke of Ironveld fecks democracy and (yet again) his long suffering shareholders

Today’s GM at Ironveld (IRON) was a farce with Chairman Giles Clarke (Rugby and Oxford so obviously a  scholar and a gentleman so beyond reproach) refusing to take any questions and showing an utter contempt for democracy.  There were 4 attendees.

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49 days ago

Photo article from the Greek Hovel - modern loos arrive!

Maybe it is just a coincidence but since it was flagged up that two of the three old eco-loos were being replaced with modern flushing toilets, we have been inundated with bookings for ther Greek Hovel. There is now just one week free before October 9 when the pool will still be very swimmable. I am minded to extend the pool season such is the demand now that our loos have moved into the 21st century. You can see more details olf the eco place HERE and one of the two new loos is below.

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49 days ago

Tintra Results Analysis – Part 1 – the unresolved legacy issues and another FRC Rule Breach

The audited results from Tintra (TNT) for the year ended 31 January 2022 were published yesterday and reveal a loss of £454,000 on revenue of £351,000.  The results primarily reflect the results of the legacy business which Richard Shearer, the new CEO has spent significant time, and money in trying to deal with. So how is he doing? 

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49 days ago

BREAKING: Richard Jennings says he will sue Ironveld and board members for defamation

Not content with giving shareholder democracy a good shafting today, Ironveld (IRON) and its directors stand accused of making defamatory statements about GM Requisitioner Richard “Nobody likes me and I don’t care” Jennings who tells me that his lawyers are now working on a defamation action.

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49 days ago

Headlam – half-year trading statement, a value Buy?

Headlam Group (HEAD) has announced a “pleasing” half year performance and that it “remains on track to meet market expectations for the year”.

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49 days ago

Caption contest/translation request - PR Genius Steffi & NFT Edition

If the bird on the right, and I assume she is a bird but who knows these days, is a fashion expert than I reckon I am qualified to translate Peer Gynt from the original Norwegian into  Somali. I digress, in the comments section below feel free to supply either a caption or ,perhaps, more usefully to explain what this bollocks is all about and how any investor can make money from it. I defy even Jimbo to master that one.

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58 days ago

Photo evidence of life in the old dog/grandpa yet - the 2 Greek Hovel castles climbed in one day

I should say that, the other day, an old man in the square in Kambos looked at my daughter Jaya and then congratulated me on how beautiful my grand-daughter was. That is the first time someone has actually said that I was her grandpa although I am sure some others have thought it. Our mad lefty friends L&G, when they stopped laughing, explained how Jaya was actually my daughter and the old chap looked rather impressed. And here is the proof that the old dog (me) has life in him yet.

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58 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is Sarah Willingham delusional?

I start with a defence of the privatised water companies on leakage but then discuss their debts and the debts of others, consumers and corporates and how they will cope over the coming year as base rates go from 1.25% to 3.25%. Then I look at La Willingham’s Nightcap (NGHT) and what it is NOT saying as it opens another bar for posh a’hole Oxbridge rejects at Bristol University. Then onto Procook (PROC) and Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT).

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58 days ago

Tintra – why is it still struggling with financial reporting?

I haven’t written about Tintra (TNT) for some time.  Since I last did, it has continued to sort out its legacy business, seeking to build its new model from the disaster that was St James House (previously Boxhill Technology).  It has raised monies at high premiums to its share price, and appointed several impresing-sounding individuals to the Board.  The self-styled “rapidly innovating Deep Tech & Banking business” continues in a similar vein, with the following AGM statement:

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58 days ago

GSK: half-year update - what now after consumer health business demerger?

GSK plc (GSK) has announced a “slightly better than expected” first-half performance, and the shares have responded up to 1755.8p.

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58 days ago

ShareStock – Final speaker announced, and there will be no videos

Somebody had the cheek to ask if I will record videos of ShareStock. Er, no!

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58 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: sexual harassment, expense abuse and a disastrous IPO

I am today alone at the Greek Hovel, for reasons I explain. Walking up and down snake hill, I must have sweated off 15 lbs! In the podcast, I start with a look at Boohoo (BOO), ASOS (ASC) and the issue of earnings visibility, as business models are forced to change. On my return, I spoke to a whistleblower from a 2021 IPO roll-call-of-shame company; I relay some of the specific accusations made. I’m not sure when to name the company, and how I should play it. But I will do so when back in the UK. The said accusations compound a dire financial position, about which I have warned you numerous times.

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58 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Morality, FinnCrap and the whistleblower on a 2021 IPO disaster

The whisteblower tells truly salacious stories – I shall speak to them at length, later. I discuss FinnCap (FCAP), the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME), IQE (IQE), the chocolate teapots at the FCA, and MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC). Gotcha!

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60 days ago

Before you slam Jeremy Corbyn on Ukraine – what is your plan?

Today’s Emmanuel Goldstein in the two minute hate on social media, in the MSM and at Westminster is, not for the first time, Jeremy Corbyn. His “crime” is suggesting that the UK should not be sending any more weapons and cash to Ukraine. Before you condemn the Marxist old loon what is your alternative?

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60 days ago

The stench of Equities First, IQE and Drew Nelson - scumbags the lot of 'em

Drew Nelson is the scumbag who as CEO of IQE (IQE) persuaded thirsty share bloggers and other gullible souls that his low grade commodity business, based in the  rain sodden, post industrial, covid ridden, second world wastelands of South Wales which never generated a cent of cash was somehow a great growth stock. That justified paying Drew a vast salary but that was not enough to sate his greed.

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60 days ago

Made.com and Fevertree and others – don’t wait for the coup de grace!

After Fevertree’s (FEVR) recent profits warning, Lucian Miers says that he has closed his short. Not that he expects the shares to surge higher just that he sees greater opportunities out there for the teddies. I am not so sure.

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60 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Flip Flop, Ben Turney, & Dan Levi go to war again

I have no skin in this game, though I wouldn’t wish to own shares in Flip Flop’s Kavango Resources (KAV). However, as the two men go to war, it is time to grab some beer and popcorn and enjoy from the sidelines. Then, I look at Asimilar’s (ASLR) cash crisis, and Red Rock Resources (RRR) where, despite Andrew Bell pulling his usual trick, I hang on. Finally, I take a detailed look at Ince Group (INCE), where I am now 90% vindicated, with the shares crashing to c. 5p. I await an apology from its PR man, who suggested that, at 52p just before Christmas, I was wrong to be such a bear. To watch my next hat eating, go HERE.

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60 days ago

Nightcap – how about a full-year trading update, or are the banksters insisting on a bailout placement first?

Nightcap (NGHT), the bars chain floated in a deal to save face for Dragon’s Den star, the ghastly Sarah Willingham, has a curious period end 27th June and December. I have previously noted how this allows the company to mislead investors, as its period-end balance sheet will always include a full month’s cash inflow, but not the final month’s wages.

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60 days ago

Argo Blockchain – a 1-year anniversary of major, but far from isolated, corporate governance failure

There are many reasons to be bearish of Argo Blockchain (ARB), not least a CEO, Peter Wall, who dumps millions of pounds of shares AFTER sounding folks out about a placing, which took place less than two weeks after that dump.  But that is not the only corporate governance issue.

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60 days ago

After the pump – well, what do you expect from UK Oil & Gas?

Golden rules of AIM, Number 34: If there is a ‘y’ in the day, Lyin’ Steve Sanderson is either pumping or dumping. On 20 July, just three weeks after the last ramptastic update from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), came a full operational update.

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60 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 spoofs and a dog's dinner at Parsley Box

I start with the business, the spoofs at shamed Union Jack Oil (UJO) and Hydrogen Utopia (HUI), where the Aquis DOM of the year is yanking your chain.  Then, onto today’s appalling trading statement from Parsley Box (MEAL). I run you through the implied maths, rather than its adjusted EBITDA and other fantasies, demonstrating why by this time next year, it will have gone bust.  It is a zero, however much the bird in charge protests otherwise. Target price 0p by July 2023.

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60 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel: An Englishman abroad

I apologise to my son, as Joshua insists vehemently that he is Welsh not English. And I do not want you think that I am bringing up up to be another Rees Mogg. The hat is not his normal head gear it is mine. But he looks pretty damn handsome does he not? Before you say it: he takes after his mother.

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60 days ago

Meet Jackie Louise Cope - she is a Union Jack owning moron

Pray for poor Jackie Louise Cope for she is a moron, an obsessive and a fantasist. Her twitter line is full of tweets giving folks, generally utterly spurious, reasons to buy shares in Union Jack Oil & Gas (UJO). I fear that she is obsessive for she seems almost one track minded. Please Jackie go and do something interesting for once. Go get a life! Take up pilates. Learn vegetarian cooking. Go to the boozer. Do something different to break your rather sad routine!

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60 days ago

Video: crypto is just beanie babies

Writer, Robert Moriarty, is a cheerful bear. He discusses the capital destruction that has occurred within both the cryptocurrency and stock markets. He believes crypto is analogous to beanie babies, due to the number of different currencies.

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60 days ago

Letter to FCA – Alessandro Zamboni of the [email protected] Capital fraud: statement overdue on possible covert share dumping

I have written to the FCA, which is the regulator – no sniggering at the back, please – of companies on the (sub) Standard List, like the fraud, [email protected] Capital (SYME). A statement is now overdue, for clarification of whether or not its boss, Alessandro Zamboni, has covertly dumped shares.

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60 days ago

musicMagpie – why must banksters find new ways to lose money?

The answer? Previous ways of doing so already work jolly well.  And that brings us to musicMagpie (MMAG), a company with a proven fraudster one missed heartbeat from the helm, that has deceived its investors, is burning cash and has no real USP. Great! Just the sort of company with which a bankster might do business, particularly as we enter a recession. Coke and hookers all round. Today, we learn that NatWest and HSBC have offered it a three-year RCF, an overdraft for corporates. Boy will music need that cash.

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62 days ago

FACTS you cannot say about the Euro Women’s 2022 and the Lionesses

The other day I served up a detailed podcast on some of the lies that the political and media classes try to get us to swallow. The flip slide of this Orwellian nightmare are the things that you cannot say without risking being branded some sort of “ist” and potentially silenced.  I got an email today from UEFA.

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63 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: chatting to a whistleblower

I start with the Tory leadership contest. Aren’t they both awful?  Then I discuss chatting to a whistleblower. Then it is onto Reach (RCH), Toople (TOOP ) – surely the FCA must act – Wickes (WIX), Made.com (MADE) and the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME)

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63 days ago

Made.com – the grim wheels of death grind faster: target price 0p

It gives me no pleasure seeing companies heading toward bankruptcy. I do not care about institutional investors losing money. I feel some sympathy for private investors, almost certainly roped in by some newspaper tipster or those pushing low grade broker research. But I do feen genuinely sorry for staff and suppliers who will have their lives turned upside down. That6 brings us to Made.com (MADE).

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63 days ago

Toople dire interims, insolvency looms and is it admitting to lying to investors about money?

Toople (TOOP) has always been a dog with fleas and anyone owning the shares, down another 28% today to 0.021p has only themselves to blame – the loss since launch is now 99.75%.  But today’s statement seems to contain an admission of an obvious and monstrous lie told in an RNS before Christmas. Is low life adviser Novum happy with its clients lying to investors? I suspect it doesn’t care as long as it is paid but I’d hope that the FCA would care.

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63 days ago

Wood Group - a Buy (again)?

Last year we banked a more than 40%, less than 7 months, offer-to-bid gain on Wood Group (WG.) at 300.3p. That proved good timing with the shares eventually falling back towards 150p before then recovering to above 250p again. However, they are now available at a 155p offer price and are again a Buy.

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63 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ordering portable loos, facing being stranded in Greece and talking toothpaste with Skinbiotherapeutics

I start with the trials of ordering portable loos for ShareStock which I have now done. More than 40% of the seats are now taken so with 7 weeks to go please book yours HERE. Then onto how Barclays (BARC) may strand me in Greece and why the Mrs reckons I am wrong on how gay is your stockbroker. Then it is onto Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), Optibiotix (OPTI), Ben’s Creek (BEN) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).

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63 days ago

Fancy a last minute Greek getaway – three weeks in August and September left

The Mrs and I have worked hard this summer on upgrading the our luxury Greek mountain retreat with pool but a late cancellation means that it is still free to rent for three weeks between now and the end of the swimming pool season. Full pictures and booking via AirBnB can be found HERE but as a reader of this website if you want to book contact me direct and we can cut out the middleman.

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64 days ago

Tom Winnifrith postcard - are you really happy being lied to?

Monkey Pox, covid, Ukraine, Russia, Iraq, university entrance by race and class, tax cuts. You are being lied to and nobody seems to care. I do.

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64 days ago

BREAKING: Evrima – another POS hiding the ghastly truth about its finances from investors

Shame on bucket shop Novum and on Peterhouse Corporate Finance for acting for Aquis listed Evrima (EVA). It is almost certainly insolvent unless king spiv Jon Bellis can raise it new funds, it is a lifestyle business and it wants to hide the ghastly truth from investors.

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64 days ago

How gay is your stockbroker? Champagne fuelled Diversity gala awards announced for YOU to pay for

My late uncle (by marriage) Richard would be turning in his grave. When he was at Rathbones his job was to manage money which he did well.  That was notwithstanding the fact that he was white, straight, Eton and Oxford educated and that his family originally made its money (400 years ago) from the slave trade. I doubt that with that background he’s last five minutes at Rathbones today notwithstanding him being very good at his job.

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65 days ago

SHOCKING: Outrageous reward for failure: how can anyone back posh twit Clarke & wannabe sociologist Eales at Ironveld

Shareholders in Ironveld (IRON) will, thanks to Richard “nobody likes me and I do not care” Jennings of Align soon have the chance to oust Giles Clarke and Martin Eales. The former (Rugby and Oxford don’t you know and thus a terribly good chap who should not have to deal with plebs like Jennings) has accused the Align boss of being a bully. Yes, a pissed off shareholder who complains must be a bully. Whatever. In the real world, it is Clarke’s own record that needs scrutiny and which is a shocker.

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65 days ago

[email protected] Capital - the wheels coming off the Tradeflow deal & some more rule breaches exposed

In my last article about the fraud that is Standard Listed [email protected] Capital (SYME), I noted the following paragraph within the RNS of 22 July:

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65 days ago

ShareStock – Final Main stage speaker announced: gold guru Peter Hambro

I indicated a week or so ago that I was bored by gold’s failure to run higher despite everything. Maybe that was a buy signal as it has, since then, gone up! Is gold a barbarous relic or will it zoom as chaos descends on the West. Peter Hambro has been involved in gold for 50 years- if anyone knows he knows.

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65 days ago

Photo Article: Greek Hovel summer 2022 Old Kardamili

The Mrs decided that we should take our guests (Joshua’s pal T and her parents) to Kardamili. As you may recall I hate Kardamili with a passion. At this time of year there are far too many ghastly Islingtonians packing its streets, browsing its shops selling hugely overpriced clothes, jewellery and other items which are about as authentically Greek as a Big Mac and fries. The restaurants serve nice food but at London prices. It is Islington on the Med. I loathe it. Its only redeeming feature is the one sandy beach, which is out of town by Paddy Leigh Fermor’s old house, which having no toilet or bar is relatively deserted and quiet.

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65 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – ‘commercial and scientific update’, remains a strong buy

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced an update on recent scientific and commercial activities, emphasising it is “increasing the range of products, applications, and territories creating the potential to open larger market opportunities”.

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65 days ago

Why Cineworld just has to be your number one short, target price 0p

It is hard to imagine a more perfect storm than the one that now faces Cineworld (CINE). I know that myself and Lucian have been telling you to short it for some while and you will be well in the money if you have followed that advice with the shares now just 21p. But that is 21p too high and so it is not to late to open a short or to add to your position.

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65 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Julie Meyer is wrong about Greece

I start with a few reflections about being alone on holiday for the first time in two weeks. It is a short respite but blissful. Then it is onto Julie Meyer and why she is so wrong about the economic prospects of her latest bolt hole, Greece. It is doomed.  Then onto delusion among shareholders in the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME). And finally why you should book your tickets for ShareStock, on the banks of the river Dee in Wales, on September 10 HERE

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65 days ago

Can any crypto nuts translate this gobbledeygook?

One of the reasons that I have always perceived crypto as a bubble is that its promoters spout goobledygook which is clearly designed to deceive and befuddle rather than to enlighten investors. Maybe one of our in house loons (calling Jimbo!) can translate the sentence below into understandable English. Good luck all.


Ethereum co

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65 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Canadian Overseas Petroleum - absolutely desperate debt facility is NOT what was promised

Anyone who invests in a company run by serial value destroyer Arthur Milholland is asking for it. After deceiving investors ahead of its last placing, his latest vehicle for self enrichment, Canadian Overses Petroleum (COPL) has today served up a new debt structure which is so utterly horrible it tells you just how badly Milholland and Canadian are perceived. I discuss this, the shambles at Mirriad (MIRI), Eden Research (EDEN) and at cash strapped Asimilar (ASLR).

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65 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - repairing snake hill at last

Don’t get me wrong but this is a glorious day. The Mrs, the kids, Joshual’s pal T and her parents who are visiting us have all been packed off to the seaside. It is expensive and crowded so they are welcome to it and, better still, they cannot get back until late tonight. So I have a day of solitude, of writing  and of swimming and it is heavenly. It is what this place was built for!

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65 days ago

Another dire warning from Mirriad – bonuses for what FFS? Sack the CEO Now, this is a disgrace!

The half year trading update from Mirriad Advertising (MIRI) out this morning is truly appalling and it shows that those running the company are living in a parallel universe of self-entitlement. This company which has never turned a cent of profit and whose revenues have always been less than your average East Midlands corner store, pays bonuses. Bonuses for what FFS?

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65 days ago

H&T Group – shares further up ahead of scheduled interims, bank gains?

Previously updating on the UK’s largest pawnbroker and a leading retailer of new and pre-owned jewellery and watches, H&T Group (HAT) we concluded that we continued to look for further news flow to drive a return to an above 350p share price. The shares have now reached further higher than that.

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65 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: My own thoughts on Pires Investments and Tern, the marriage that failed

I am after all an expert on divorces and failed marriages. But this one failed even before the two made it to the altar as Pires Investments (PIRI) shareholders rejected an all share merger with TERN (TERN) I salute them. I look at why this deal failed, the logic behind it for Tern (TERN), viz an escape. The logic for Pires – arguably the right strategy but the wrong target – and where both go from here. I make Pires an offer it should accept if it is to consider any more M&A activity.

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65 days ago

BREAKING: [email protected] Capital Open Offer deceipt & Tradeflow shocker

As it promised, the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) is launching an open offer to qualifying morons, oops I meant shareholders at 0.05p to raise up to £320,855. Natch the statement contains outright deceptions and misrepresentations but also shocking news on the sub scale loss making asset manager Tradeflow. The misrepresentations first.

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65 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the boy who cried snake!

I refer to 5 year old Joshua and explain. Then it is onto Carnival (CCL), Guild ESports (GILD), MyHealthChecked (MHC), Red Rock Resources (RRR), Predator Oil & Gas (PRD), Parsley Box (MEAL) and S4 Capital (SFOR)

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65 days ago

Greek Hovel Summer 2022 Photo Article: The Kardamili war memorial

My late father wrote a learned article on this monument using another photo by his son. It is an interesting war memorial, erected after the two Balkan wars of 1912 and 1913. Not a lot of perople are aware of how much of what is Northern Greece today was still, in 1911, in Turkish hands. That ended after the first Balkan War. In the second war, Bulgaria – which had been part of the 1912 alliance against the Turks – declared war on its ertswhile allies, Greece and Serbia, and lost territory as a result. Modern Greece is very largely a result of those wars.

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65 days ago

Video: We’re Heading for a Bear Market Unlike Any Seen Before

After 40 years in the markets Jim Welsh combines charting ( i.e. believing in gibberish) with fundamentral analysis. I forgive his youthful naivete.

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65 days ago

Caption contest: What does a fat cat bankster do while mug investors count their losses on his small cap clients?

As you sweat in your place of work trying to earn an honest crust, think of the banksters who list so many crap AIM and Standard Listed stocks for you to lose money on. What are they doing today? It seems that at least one has now decided what sort of champagne to swill and as he rests at his luxury Cornish second home, Mr Andrew Monk of VSA Resoiurces has time on his hands and tweets of his arduous day ahead.

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65 days ago

Audioboom share dealing scandal emerges, it's colourful Robert Bonnier again

Dramatis Personae: The Mail on Sunday, a low grade rag whose financial pages ramp any scam going in return for scoops ( see Neil Woodford), Ben Harrington, a “journalist” close to fraudsters like Rob Terry and other colourful characters who will publish stories that suit the fraudsters and colourful characters which may or may not be true, Audioboom (BOOM) a grossly overvalued and overhyped tech play – see HERE – and Robert Bonnier a speculator whose share dealings have been a source of controversy for 23 years (see HERE). Today Audioboom served up shocking news.

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65 days ago

What is distracting brothel visiting Sir Martin Sorrell to take his eye off the ball so badly?

Sacked from his last job as the boss of WPP (WPP) for allegedly visiting a £300 an hour West End brothel and sticking the tab on expenses, Sor Martin Sorrell’s new venture S4Capital (SFOR) has been doing very well until today’s shock profits warning. But it is the nature of the admission that really horrifies me.

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65 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Communicating with Amit, O'Hara and a man in a Paddington Dungeon

I end with a few thoughts onb your fires back in Blighty and the relative lack of fires here in Greece and what it says about the global warming scam some folks are pushing. Then dividends, ADVFN (AFN) and Royal Mail Group (RMG). Then Morses Club (MCL) and Optibiotix (OPTI). And I admit to being bored with gold. What does that tell you as I am a real gold bull?

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66 days ago

Video: Bubbles always implode

Author David Hay is plugging a new book, “Bubble 3.0” which is a warning about the problems inherent in the financial system. He says that the Fed is the main culprit for bubble creation, and such bubbles always get wrecked. The Fed has kept rates at great depression levels despite reasonable economic activity and that, Hay argues, is plain daft.

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66 days ago

Genflow – directors buy small but who is selling?

Almost 20% of the equity in Standard listed outfit Genflow Biosciences (GENF) is meant to be owned by convicted pump and dump fraudster Ron Bauer, a man currently facing 10 fresh charges and 85 years in jail when found guilty, and his “known associate” Adrian Beeston.  I say “meant to be”.

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66 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The scallywags linked to Audioboom

In today’s podcast I look at Audioboom (BOOM) where we bears are being well and truly vindicated. Then at the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) and finally at Made.com (MADE) which I expect to go bust by Christmas. 

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66 days ago

Made.com – if this is strategic progress I am a flower pot called Harriet

Before I turn to one of the most disastrous of the IPO’s of the class of 2021, which has more catastrophic news today, I bring you a snippet from a US survey of consumer behaviour. If you do not think the same trends are happening in the UK you are naïve.

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66 days ago

BREAKING EXPOSE: Alpha Growth – the dodgy Prospectus and the non-compliant financial statements

Shareprophets has previously raised criticism of Alpha Growth’s (ALGW) accounting high jinks  HERE. But it gets worse. Far worse. And once again it is PKF Littlejohn as auditors which is enabling this travesty of accounting propriety.

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67 days ago

You think the 2022 two day heatwave was bad and worse is to come – so when did global warming start?

The Met Office and the BBC and the rest of the liberal intelligentsia really are creaming themselves over the two day heatwave back in Airstrip One. Okay there were not quite 10,000 excess deaths in fact there were sod all excess deaths but that was probably down to mask wearing and the mass rollout of untested vaccines. So when did global warming start in the UK?

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68 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Pineapple Power is a total fecking disgrace & one for fruitcakes only

In today’s Bearcast I reflect on why it is important to report Eight Capital Partners (ECP) but, more importantly PKF Littlejohn, to the FRC as I have done today. I look at why I don’t look at Direct Line Insurance (DLG), then consider Tortilla Mexican Grill (MEX) but in the same vein Fevertree (FEVR), Cineworld (CINE), Music Magpie (MMAG) and Parsley Box (MEAL). Then I look at Anglesey Mining (AYM) with a hisory lesson stretching back to 4000 BC and words of warning to suckers who may fancy a dabble. Then it is onto the disgrace that is Pineapple Power (PNPL) and all the rogues associated with this shocking promote.

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68 days ago

Formal Request to FRC to investigate Zahir Khaki, PKF Littlejohn & Eight Capital Partners

Following my expose of the amateur and rule breaking accounts of Eight Capital Partners (ECP), the bastard little brother of the [email protected] Capital (SYME) fraud, I have written to my good pals at the Financial Reporting Council asking for a formal investigation into Eight and its auditors PKF LittleJohn and audit partner Zahir Khaki. The letter is below:

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68 days ago

Tortilla Mexican Grill – The Times they are a changing ( and not for the better)

An upbeat trading statement from Tortilla Mexican Grill (MEX) tries to paint a bright picture for this member of the shamed IPOs class of 2021 – listing at 180p on October 8 with founders dumping £23 million of stock, share price today 125p. But buried deep in the release is a clear warning of troubles ahead.

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68 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: what should I say to new ADVFN supremo Yair Tauman next week?

The Mrs arrives in a few hours so I record early so that Joshua and I can tidy up the hovel and car in order to ensure a harmonius reunion. I am sure all men know how I feel when your other half has spent a few daysd away from home allowing you to make the sort of mess only men can make. In the week coming up I shall be chatting to Yair Tauman the new supreme ruler of ADVFN (AFN) about various matters but mainly about how the sewer that is the ADVFN Bulletin Board can be improved. I share my views with you, noting some recent extraordinary market abuse on the Optibiotix (OPTI) thread, but also invite you to post your views in the comments section below and, as long as they make sense, I shall relay them to Yair.

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68 days ago

Private & Confidential Letter in full: Harcus Parker updates on claims against Neil Woodford's ACD Link

In its latest letter to those conned by Neil Woodford which is strictly priovate and confidential sdo I have published in full below, law firm Harcus Parker explians how things are now hotting up with more than a thousand claims now submitted, what its case is and what wreteched defence Link is trying to use. As this heads towards court it seems that Neil Woodford’s threatened comeback is stalling. I can’t think why! Link may be the defendent but it is Woodford’s skulduggery, deceipt and incompetence which will be exposed in Court. Enjoy.  

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68 days ago

Photo article from the Greek Hovel - a stunning cicada on my knee

The noise the cicadas make from dawn to dusk is almost deafening. Although right now, at 11.48 PM it is loud music from my nearest neighbour a mile across the valley up higher into the mountains, that is keeping me awake. Charon, my neighbour, is no beauty. The little cicada below, sitting on my knee, and to give you an idea of its size, on my boot, is stunning. 

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68 days ago

Richard Jennings vs Ironveld, the Align boss hits back at bullying toff value destroyers and suggests he may sue

It is quite clear that Ironveld Resources (IRON) is a serially underperforming AIM dog and that its management should be held to account. Since Giles Clarke took the helm its shares have plunged from 4.5p to just 0.35p.  But Giles is a top fellow who went to Rugby School, then Oxford and was head of the England and Wales Cricket Board so we are not allowed to say what a crap job he is doing and how he should never be allowed to run an AIM company again. Clarke is a jolly fine fellow and anyone who says otherwise is just a smelly oik. Step forward professional northerner Richard Jennings.

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68 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: Fevertree and its endangered dividend & bashing the City establishment

I start with some advice from Greece on coping with the heatwave. Then it is Jennings versus Ironveld (IRON) and why – in this case - you really should back Jennings. Finally re Fevertree (FEVR) what do you make of the photo below? And why its dividend should be chopped. And why it is still a short whatever PL suggests.

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68 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: falling for a £49 covid test scam

Yes I fell for this scam sponsiored by the British and French Governments ands I mention this in the context of folks getting, wrongly, excited by news today from Novacyt (NCYT). Make no mistake: the covid testing bubble is over. I discuss Fevertree (FEVR) where I predict two more profits warnings – stay short. And then on the vicious attack on Richard Jennings by Ironveld (IRON). Jennings is a litigious fellow so may well be talking to his lawyer. I wouldn’t bother myself but cant think that Ironveld’s board is doing itself any favours with such antics. 

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68 days ago

Cenkos & Bidstack: Dishonesty or incompetence?

Broker Cenkos released a note on Bidstack (BIDS) on Tuesday which is terribly bullish and enthusiastic and appears to have encouraged the morons.  But the research is either dishonest or incompetent. I suggest the former.

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68 days ago

Fevertree warns – told y’all, worse still to come

Lucian Miers and I both warned that this would happen as, I think, did the Dark Destroyer Matt Earl. Chris Bailey is a non-drinker and disagreed. Never trust a non-drinker, as my pal Evil Knievil (not a non-drinker) would say. On 19 May Fevertree (FEVR) told us to expect flat FY EBITDA of £63 million to £66 million. Today, less than two months later…..

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69 days ago

[email protected] Capital – is CEO Alessandro Zamboni about to be forced to reveal a big share dump TWO YEARS AGO?

On 29 July 2020 the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) announced a loan transaction involving 5.89 billion shares as follows in an RNS:

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69 days ago

Winnifrith Vindicated yet again, Petropavlovsk – The fat Lady to sing on Monday

Petropavlovsk (POG) was obviously aware that I was driving across France on Tuesday and distracted by the most stressful of episodes, as it took the chance to suspend its shares and say that it would appoint administrators while I was distracted. Today it said that the hearing in the Courts to settle the administration is scheduled for Monday. As the fat lady warms up there are three key takeaways from someone who predicted this on March 4 HERE.

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69 days ago

DETAILED EXPOSE: Eight Capital Partners – the bastard little brother of the fraud [email protected] Capital – accounting howlers exposed

Oh dear, oh dear. This should be another massive red flag for the morons who own shares in the [email protected] Capital (SYME) fraud to ignore. It will also prompt a formal complaint to the FRC about auditors PKF Littlejohn and Eight itself.

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69 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: the most stressful 30 minutes I can remember & the 2 French Lesbians on the ferry

Below, you can see two photos of the Greek Hovel, where I have now arrived. Gosh, it is wonderful here. I describe my trip, starting in Wrexham at 12:00 on Monday, and ending at 3 PM GMT today. There was a great deal of anxiety involved, including the most stressful half an hour i can remember at a toll booth near Aix. Then, there were the pretty young lesbians snuggled up on the sofa next to us, as we took the ferry from Bari. Then, it is onto IQE (IQE), MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC) and Optibiotix (OPTI). Now for a swim; normal service resumes tomorrow.

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69 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – agreement with Firmenich, remains a Strong Buy

Writing on OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) last month with the shares at 21p to buy, we noted potential for a move into meaningful profitability and further potential from ‘second generation’ products addressing much larger market opportunities. We drank our own medicine with Tom buying more shares at 22p. The shares are now further up at 31.5p on the back of a “Joint development agreement signed with Firmenich”-titled announcement.

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69 days ago

The Greek Hovel summer 2022: Visiting the new ouzerie in Kambos

It is situated on the main road about 300 yards from the main square opposite the olive press and it has drawn some custom from the main square if only because it allows smoking inside which is, of course, illegal. That, and a report that it had the best loos of any watering hole in town persuaded me to take the family.

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69 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Is my Mrs responsible for cracking results? But what about tomorrow?

I report to you from a Northern stronghold of Madame Le Pen, on the first day of our Greece road trip. I am up with the larks – Joshua is still snoring. I comment on life in Bethune, before looking at Pure Gold (PURE) and the justifiable indignation of Richard Jennings. Finally, I discuss Sosandar (SOS). Today’s historic results may justify an extra gallon of breakfast Prosecco for one well known share blogger, but what about the future?

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69 days ago

BRAVO: Richard Jennings defends himself and states some awkward truths about the small cap gutter and those who operate there

Bravo, Jennings. Naturally, his latest battle, this time with Ironveld (IRON), sees deluded shareholders smearing him. It is always the way, But Mr “Nobody Likes Me and I don’t care” has hit back with a remarkable statement, correcting some canards, but also lashing the Square Mile’s corruption. He is bang on the money:

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69 days ago

Video: The World in Monetary Chaos

Analyst, Lawrence Lepard, kicks off with a major mining fraud.

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69 days ago

Why, oh why, Is Ironveld turning down Richard Jennings funding offer?

The latest spat involving Richard “nobody likes me and I don’t care” Jennings of Align Research, is with AIM hound, Ironveld Resources (IRON). Inexplicably, Jennings has offered Ironveld money at 1p. Even more inexplicably, Ironveld has said no, forgetting that beggars cannot be choosers. Jennings has fired off the letter below, which is, as you’d expect, forthright and menacing.

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69 days ago

Video: Sky-High Unemployment Could Cause the Fed to Pivot

Certain readers of this website (naming no names, PL) reckon that, to make money, we should follow the inbred public school twits of the fund management community. Au contraire.

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70 days ago

How sad, Stonewall campaigners are now child abusers

Once upon a time Stonewall was a great charity fighting the good fight for equality for the LGB community. But that battle is now won. So in order to justify the fat cat salaries its staffers enjoy it needs to find new battles and, I am afraid to say, that seems to mean bad ones. The tweet below can only be described as child abuse.

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70 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – Back at 3.30 AM from the Northern Ireland game

I share a few thoughts with you – truths one cannot say in public – about the game last night. Notwithstanding that, I enjoyed the match, and the Northern Ireland girls held their heads up. Then, I discuss Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL), explaining my Christmas sub-10p target – the shares really will halve from here. I look at Shield Therapeutics (STX), MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC), and Science in Sport (SIS) which, at every level, looks a stinker – even after today’s 22% fall, the shares are grotesquely overvalued. I explain why. Finally, I describe why Malcolm should have learned from IQE (IQE) before continuing to tip Zoo Digital (ZOO) - as he has again done, today.

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70 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Off to Greece today

I passed my covid test, enjoyed a wonderful christening for Jaya (photos another day), and am off to Greece at Noon. God willing, I arrive at the hovel about midday on Thursday GMT. So, my output may be limited until then. Today, I discuss the read across from Cellular Goods (CBX), and why news from Hydrogen Utopia (HUI) reinforces what a monumental slam-dunk sell Powerhouse Energy (PHE) is.

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71 days ago

Cellular Goods – does it think we're mad?

As the David Beckham-backed/hyped CBD play, Cellular Goods (CBX), lurches ever closer to a deeply discounted fundraise, it is keen to ramp the shares. Does it think that we’re mad?

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71 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm becomes a bear - I am tempted to become a bull

I start with the weekend: a pointless covid test, Jaya’s christening and a possible road trip to Greece. Then, I discuss Malcolm Stacey’s Damascene Conversion to the bear cause, which makes me think that I should become a bull.

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71 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - those long promised garden shots

I hear that there was a near biblical deluge yesterday and it looks like there is plenty of rain ahead back at the Welsh hovel. And I have a couple of assistants going in to water both the garden and the big lawn so I hope I shall return to something in good shape. As long promised, here is what I have turned the jungle into. The project is far from finished but its no longer a jungle.

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71 days ago

H&T Group – positive trading update and acquisition

H&T Group (HAT), the UK’s largest pawnbroker and a leading retailer of new and pre-owned jewellery and watches, has announced a half-year trading update and an acquisition.

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71 days ago

Video: The Pain for Equities Isn’t Over

If you think that the worst for shares is over, think again, says analyst Chase Taylor

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71 days ago

MGC Pharmaceuticals – the share price is telling: this is an attempted ramp before a Mitchell Brothers discounted placing

MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC) is drowning in red flags, as I exposed HERE. Moreover, it is almost out of cash, as I noted HERE. Hence, it has today announced the seventh ramptastic RNS since May 27. Seven in six weeks is pretty good going, but the recent share slump – 2.25p six months ago, to 1.1p on May 27, to just 0.975p today – is even more telling.

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71 days ago

Love Hemp – which Aquis adviser will act for this one?

The aquis-listed pot play, Love Hemp (LIFE) - backed by boxer, Anthony Joshua – committed fraud in February of this year. Its adviser, Peterhouse, rightly quit, leaving the shares suspended. Today, Love has reshuffled the corporate deckchairs and is talking to a new advisor, so people can trade its shares again. Which advisor is so bent that it will act for a demonstrable fraud?

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72 days ago

Photo Article from a Greek car - we're going on a fig hunt Daddy

Almost the first thing Joshua and I did as we approached Kambos nine day ago was to check out a fig tree as my son just loves figs. Sadly none were ripe but, much to the annoyance of the Mrs , as we drive around the area, anytime we spot a fig tree somewhere where it is not too dangerous to pull over, I stop and check out its fruit.

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72 days ago

The Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi tries to bully journalists into not discussing his very "interesting" tax minimisation - bully boy letters in full

https://www.taxpolicy.org.uk/2022/07/22/letters/

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73 days ago

Shield Therapeutics – how utterly screwed it is

The first cut is the least painful. That is to say, selling when it is clear a company is fecked, is less painful than waiting to sell in such circumstances. The document today published by Shield (STX) shows just how fecked it is.

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73 days ago

Essentra – Packaging business sale agreement a “significant step” for the future?

Essentra (ESNT) has announced what it emphasises is “a significant step” to a future as a global leading manufacturer and distributor of components with a clear strategy and significant opportunities to accelerate growth and expand market share. This is with an agreed sale of its Packaging business.

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73 days ago

German TV then and now - how the mainstream media pushes a false narrative on global warming

With a hat tip to James Melville consider the screenshots below from German TV five years apart discussing summer weather. Then pen a short essay on how the MSM conspires to fan the flames of the false climate emergency narrative, or if you want to pass Geography GCSE at St Greta’s academy, say what brilliant journalism the Krauts are serving up.

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76 days ago

How Green was my Valley? Solar Panels Subsidized By California Are Winding Up In Landfills, Contaminating Groundwater With Toxic Metals - ZH

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/solar-panels-subsidized-california-are-winding-landfills-potentially-contaminating

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76 days ago

Photo Article - the Christening of my daughter Jaya

The day before Joshua and I started the drive to Greece was the Christening of my daughter Jaya in the small Methodist chapel where the Mrs and Joshua worship every Sunday. With my cousin Alex Booker among the three Godparents, alongside my wife’s oldest friend and local earth mum C, it was a splendid day as 40 folks packed into the chapel. Afterwards we headed back to the hovel for Indian main courses prepared by “chef Vijay” who also catered for our wedding nine years ago. And thereafter a selection of my ice creams which received rave reviews.

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78 days ago

It's getting so hot out there... a doctor warns British women what NOT to do

It touched 40 yesterday in Kalamata, here in Greece and it will be hotter for days and days as we get into August. Nobody panics, life goes on, there are no meetings of Greece’s equivalent of COBRA but back in Blighty it seems as if the country is collapsing thanks to its two day heatwave. Thanks to the Daily Star I bring advice from a medic for my female readers on how NOT to react. A doctor has warned…

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78 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Finncrap research note - another reason for Her Smugness to quit

Ahead of my trip to Southampton, I discuss today’s hilarious FinnCrap note on its client, Argo Blockchain (ARB) and Novacyt (NCYT), which is now worth less than net cash. I explain why. Then, it is onto Zoo Digital (ZOO): was the old codger, Malcolm Stacey, right to be so bullish? Er… no.

 
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78 days ago

Argo Blockchain – the scale of its cash crisis starts to emerge

June’s operational update is truly shocking, and another red flag for the Argo Blockchain (ARB) collection. Natch, with Peter Wall in charge, the statement is disingenuous.

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78 days ago

Bidstack – can a moron do maths, after dire trading statement? It appears not.

Sales are vanity, profits come down to opinion. Cash, however, is a matter of fact. In that vein, one wonders if, after today’s dismal trading statement, Bidstack’s (BIDS) moronic shareholders can do basic maths. If they can, they will sell their shares first thing.

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78 days ago

Why Smug Sam Smith quit as FinnCap CEO - nothing to do with leg over, Peel Hunt warns

The notion that Sam Smith quit in order to get her leg over, is this morning blown out of the water by a Peel Hunt AGM warning. If Peel is getting battered, how do you think its notably inferior rival, FinnCap, is doing? When is your warning, your smugness? With results in the next couple of weeks, I suggest.

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78 days ago

ProCook – why on earth pay a dividend? Reckless folly!

Results for the year to April 3 2022 – out today from Procook (PROC) – were made irrelevant when, on 10 June this year, the company issued a dire profits warning.  But for what it’s worth, the results are shite.

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78 days ago

Waking up with a pain in my ankle – thanks again Warwick bloody school: where do we stand on its historic sexual abuse?

45 years ago I was pushed back into that freezing outdoor pool at Warwick School behind the “new gym” as I tried to haul myself out. There was no real malice by the three boys who did it (Petley R, Townsend & Moffatt A) but what happened was part of a culture of bullying which teachers just overlooked. Moffat A was, in particular, a real bully in my years in the junior school. Both his parents taught there and so that was just part of life, part of what made Warwick such an appalling place. On this occassion, my ankle caught between the iron bar that went around the pool and the edge of the pool. As I struggled for breath the ankle became horribly twisted. I could not walk for many weeks. It has never fully recovered.

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78 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - beat this sunset

After an early evening swim with Joshua I sat on the balcony at the front of the house and this is the view as the sun went down. Beat that…

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80 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcom is wrong, as Tesco dumps Whiskas

I start with the fate of PM BlowJo. He is toast, but it does not matter: nothing will change, whoever fills his shoes. Then, it is onto Tesco ditching Whiskas. Our cats are already on Tesco’s own brand, supplemented by the local wildlife – but what does this say about inflation and corporate earnings? After that, I discuss Malcolm Stacey, and why he is so wrong on Zoo Digital (ZOO). Finally, I look at Cineworld (CINE) and AO World (AO.). The former stays silent on the big issue, and is a 2022 zero. The latter has 21 months until the Fat Lady’s performance, notwithstanding today’s fundraise.

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80 days ago

AO World – £40m Placing and Primary Bid offer – thanks, but no thanks

Having insisted that it was on track to hit forecasts (which included an improved cash position), AO World (AO.) has today announced a £40 million institutional book build and Primary Bid Offer, at 43p – last night, the shares were 47p. So, should you consider an investment? Er…no.

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80 days ago

Predator’s Lonny Baumgardner misleads investors, as he unleashes Twitter diarrhoea

The shameless ramper is at it again. Yesterday, the boss of Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) unleashed a Twitter volley, as shown below. The last tweet is, arguably, the sort of material that should be left for an RNS. This is a massive red flag, especially when Lonny is actively deceiving. I underline one tweet that is simply not true.

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80 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Will Lucian Miers survive Thursday Night?

As a Scottish Catholic, Lucian Miers will support Norway this Thursday. I think this is unwise, as we are sitting amongst the Northern Ireland supporters. I’ll have to explain to fellow members of the GAWA that Lucian is a Fenian, hence his sudden love-in with the land of Quisling. On shares, I look at Edenville Energy (EDL) and its new board member, Paul Ryan (remember him?). Then, I discuss Central Copper Resources, Cineworld (CINE), and Purplebricks (PURP), which, ceteris paribus, will go bust in a year.

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80 days ago

Ben’s Creek: What’s the Story, Margin glory (Not)

Oh, what a roue is that John Story. Breaking lock-ins at Cellular Goods (CBX). Consequently fired from Escape Hunt (ESC). Pumping the Chill Brands fraud with podcast lies, and subsequently engaging with Seth Freedman, of Harvey Weinstein infamy, to harass and menace me. Now, we turn to Ben’s Creek (BEN), the coal promote of disgraced Adam Wilson.

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90 days ago

AO World tries to reassure but fails – keep shorting

Yesterday there were press reports  that third party credit insurers who provide credit insurance had tightened their terms which would lead to suppliers demanding cash sooner from AO World (AO.). Today the company served to clarify the position but seems to have calmed few nerves, if any at all.

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90 days ago

BREAKING Cineworld breaches banking covenants but is only telling some folks

Whilst, downing in debt, Cineworld (CINE) has not made a formal announcement, its in house IR clown appears to be happy to confirm by email that:

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90 days ago

Finally the FCA boots Umuthi off the Standard List but is understandably shy as to why, given its own failure to stop this fraud

Finally, a year after its shares were suspended for the second and final time just a few months after its IPO, South African fraud Umuthi (UHS) has been booted off the Standard List by the wretched and useless poltroons at the FCA. The regulator is rather coy as to what is going on, perhaps because of its own incompetence in admitting this POS to the market in the first place.

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90 days ago

The real reason Smug Sam Smith quit as FinnCap CEO was to get her end away...whatever

Pass the sick bag. You might think that Sam Smith opted to quit as boss of FinnCap (FCAP) the other day was because in the three and a half years since its IPO the shares have slumped by a third despite City advisers hauling in record fees for the past two years. But as the bear market growls it is a matter of when, not if, FinnCrap serves up a dire profits warning so it is better to walk now before the merde really hits the proverbial. But today’s Femail section of the appalling Daily Mail suggests there is a lot more to the story. For starters did you know that the firm Sam started was in the the FTSE 100?

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90 days ago

Video: Central Banks Admit They have Lost Control of Inflation - gold should be at $3,000 oz

Analyst Jaime Carrasco says that he predicted inflation as the marginal usefulness of excessive debt has declined. He says that there is plenty of evidence from our debt-based system that a currency reset is coming; Governments taking on the debts of banks was evidence that some sort of currency reset is in the cards. Global trade patterns are rapidly shifting, and gold is part of that equation.

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90 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Dumb & Dumber Britain, Blowjo edition

I start with two examples of utter stupidity from the man known as BlowJo. Then on how Big Corporate is rallying round Halifax and its woke hectoring of its customers. Then onto Nanosynth (NNN) were the share price target is now a fall of 80-00% and Valereum (VLRM), the Richard Poulden NFT ramp where I predict a share price collapse within weeks.

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91 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the spiral of death when stakeholders smell a cash crisis – ref AO World

I start with explosions here at the Hovel in Wales and how Bearcast listener G cannot assist. Talking of explosions I comment on IRA loving cottage burners in a Welsh independence march I went on yesterday with the kids HERE. With hindsight I’d rather have attended the Pride March. Well maybe not. It is a marginal call. Then it is onto SPACs and the schoolboy error of Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT). Finally AO World (AO) which looks screwed. I describe how rational behaviour by four groups of stakeholders will ensure a cash struggling company goes down.]

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91 days ago

Eurasia Mining shares still sliding – 2 questions it MUST answer now

On 4 December 2020 shares in Russia PGM promote Eurasia Mining (LSE:EUA) hit 40.55p and morons across the interweb, spurred on by fraudulent paid for research and also by blatant market abuse by Good Germans, pondered what colours their fleets of Ferraris would be painted. Today the shares are just 5p after dire finals earlier this week. There are two big questions Eurasia needs to answer:

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91 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The best time to kick a man is when he is down - Shield and Cineworld

I start with a few family reflections on my family and World War One. Then it is onto Optibiotix (OPTI) and misguided suggestions that regime change is needed. Finally I reflect on Evil Knievil’s catch phrase with reference to Cineworld (CINE) but more especially Shield Therapeutics (STX)

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91 days ago

Video: This Recession is Already in Motion

Analyst, Lior Gantz, warns that we are already in a recession, and things will get worse.

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91 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: arguing with Steve O'Hara, as we miss out on Darren the Leatherman and Lucian the cowboy

I apologise for ShareProphets’s lack of Pride celebrations, unlike the big corporates. Next year. Or maybe not. Then, it is on to my argument with Steve O’Hara at Optibiotix (OPTI). I do not regret buying more shares, but I am, nevertheless, cross. I explain this, before looking at Dev Clever (DEV) and something very fishy indeed. After that, I discuss Ben’s Creek (BEN), the Adam Wilson CV and why this will all end in tears. Finally, an IPO: Alteration Earth (ALTE), and why you should avoid it like the plague.

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91 days ago

BREAKING: What is David Beckham hiding?

Yesterday, we learned that David Gardener had left the board of struggling Guild ESports (GILD), where David Beckham’s DB Ventures is set to earn £14 million. DB invested just £250,000 in Guild – a “mates rate” price – as it signed the £14 million deal.

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91 days ago

Asimilar Interims – red flags, dubious claims, a cash crisis and unanswered questions

As a long-term bear, yesterday’s interims only confirmed my belief that Asimilar (ASLR) will collapse. Emailed questions go unanswered, so perhaps readers can assist.

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91 days ago

Video of a "Work" day at LinkedIn - is the "new economy" sustainable?

LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft so will not go bust and is not shortable. But the video of a day of work for a 22 year old employee would, in a listed company, make bears salivate. No doubt this bird earns way more than me with her zero years real life experience post her liberal arts degree. But just how does she contribute to the top or bottom line? I sense that all to many new economy companies are run this way, sustained by bull market easy money. I have seen this before in the dotcom boom.

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91 days ago

Blue Star Capital interims – it doesn't make sense

Previously, I identified this minnow as a dog drowning in red flags. Today, Blue Star Capital (BLU) has served up its interims which, as reader A kindly explains, make no sense at all.

 
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92 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Podcast: Joshua, Jaya and I march for an Independent Wales

I wore an Irish rugby shirt, in case they thought I was English. Their xenophobia was matched only by their economic illiteracy, as we were graced with a video message from blood-soaked IRA Sinn Fein. Those at the March have passion on their side, but few fact-based arguments – however much they pretend otherwise. The march, and my two Welsh kids, are pictured below. (For the record, I still want Welsh independence).

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93 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Gooseberry jam

Those attending ShareStock will enjoy a full range of homemade jams, alongside breakfast croissants and tea-time scones. First up is the gooseberry jam, made with dessert gooseberries. There may be another pot to come, but for now, that is it. Next up, blackcurrant and strawberry jams.

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93 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: V is for Vindication (Kefi, Verditek, Shield and the list today goes on and on)

In today’s podcast I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) where I bought more shares today, Kefi Gold & Copper (Kefi), Guild ESports (GILD) asking if it and David Beckham are breaking up, Nanosynth (NNN), the shysters at Verditek (VDTK) and Shield Therapeutics (STX). It is definately ouzo, or rather elderflower champagne, for supper tonight.

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93 days ago

Verditek – that ol’ contract win spoof works again – bailout placing achieved

Just how many times will mug punters fall for this spoofing?  Last Thursday shares in Verditek (VDTK) traded at 1.3p. On Friday they soared to 1.6p. On Monday there was a contract announced and they roofed it to 2.5p. Today…

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93 days ago

EXPOSE: [email protected] Capital - the state of its cash crisis

Today the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) will hold its Annual General Meeting which amongst other things will authorise an increase in its authorised share capital so that it can issue additional shares to Venus Capital under the death spiral and issue shares to vendors of Tradeflow Capital to settle the deferred consideration.

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93 days ago

100% Vindication for @TomWinnifrith: Shield Therapeutics admits to failed $30m placing, gets bailout loan but will still be bust by Christmas

Oh dear, oh dear, this is truly awful and explains why results which normally come out late April came out on deadline day today. Shield Therapeutics (STX) is in a mess as I warned so often. Ouzo for me. Cabbage water for those who ignored my explicit warnings and trolled and abused me instead.

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93 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More Marginitis for proven liar John Story? Is he up the Ben's Creek without a paddle?

In today’s podcast I look at Eurasia Mining (EUA), Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Shield Therapeutics (STX), Simec Atlantic (SAE) and Ben’s Creek (BEN) and John Story of Chill Brands (CHLL) and Cellular Goods (CBX) infamy.

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94 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel: First potatoes

Okay, not a cracking yield. When your potatoes start flowering, you should – I am told – take a look beneath the soil. So I did. These are the yields from two plants. It was enough to eat roasted with a chicken, along with homegrown broad beans, courgettes and a lettuce salad. Fear not, if you worry we’ll run out. These are two plants from some 25 in tranche one. Tranche two will be hilled for a second time, and should be ready in August, while Tranche three was planted last week.

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94 days ago

Eurasia Mining FY Results, ACF Research and rank dishonesty

I shall serve up a more detailed comment on the piss poor full year numbers from Eurasia Mining (EUA) later but it is worth flagging up for Cliff Weight, the laudable ShareSoc supremo, and others the matter of the paid for research published on Eurasia by ACF Research in February 2020.

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94 days ago

Feck you Lloyds - you don't want customers like me and 90% of the rest of the population

The tweet below was sent by Halifax, part of the Lloyds (LLOY) banking group. Folks who responded that this was all woke nonsense were told by the Halifax twitter account to take their business elsewhere. And they will. “Get woke, go broke.”

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94 days ago

Video: UK Oil & Gas AGM disrupted by fit, if utterly deluded, birds & other eco loons

The Eco loons vs Lyin’ Steve Sanderson and Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG), it is hard to know which team to cheer for. You kind of want both to lose. The protestors at yesterday’s AGM seem to think banners are more efffective if upside down. As the burly UK staffer tries to remove a prostesting bird he is desparate not to use his hands less she screams #MeToo.  How entertaining.

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94 days ago

DS Smith – full-year results, ‘building on the momentum’

Packaging company DS Smith (SMDS) has announced results for its year ended 30th April 2022, with it emphasising “a strong improvement in profitability and high cash generation… The new financial year has started well, building on the momentum”. This sounds good.

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94 days ago

[email protected] Capital hook up with China NFT blockchain play – small beer and gobbledygook

How to cram as many buzzwords as possible into an RNS in order to excite moronic investors so as to assist your death spiral provider dump shares:  a lesson from the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME).

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94 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cliff Weight of ShareSoc, the High Class Eastern European hooker, Mark Slater & our bet

I am not suggesting anything inappropriate just making an analogy as I discuss Zephyr Energy (ZPHR). I then discuss Optibiotix (OPTI) and a chat with Steve O’Hara. If you want to spend a day with Steve over all day drink and home produced Welsh food you can of course do so HERE where, I am happy to say, that almost a third of the seats are already booked out. Then it is onto Oxford Biodynamics (OBD) and Shield Therapeutics (STX) – will its placing be at 5p or not at all?.  Then onto Pennon (PNN), sewage and Feargal Sharkey. Finally Abingdon Diagnostics (ABDX) where good news today has seen the shares rocket but that only postpones the next bailout placing ( or death) until Advent.

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94 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - A DDDD Expose and another thought on the fallen star of the AIM Sewer

I explain again why Gary is wrong on that interview and suggest that unlessyou have been a CEO of a challenged PLC – I have – you don’t appreciate the bind the 4d Pharma (DDDD) board was in. Then the expose, another financing blunder, an offer rejected and why that decision caused investors to lose everything.

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94 days ago

Powerhouse – can anyone explain what is the USP of its unproven tech is now? HUI goes Dutch

On a day when Ceres Power (CWP) hooked up with Shell and promised to spend £100 million on its tech which will produce Hydrogen from waste far more cheaply than anyone else on this planet I ask someone, anyone, to explain why Powerhouse Energy (PHE) is not pointless as its bastard offspring Hydrogen Utopia (HUI) goes Dutch.

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94 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Kefi, Kefi, bloody Kefi

The Mrs was in the room next door so I had to be upfront with you and list the sort of things I normally say but could not do today. Then it is onto Kefi Copper & Gold (KEFI) and some comments about its behaviour today but also a plan B not that I expect it to be needed. Then Caspian Sunrise (CASP), Verditek (VDTK), Petropavlovsk (POG ) looking like a bang on zero – and Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) which is not much better.  

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94 days ago

Can David Lenigas read a balance sheet or doesn't the fat Aussie spiv care?

If I have suggested that Mr David Lenigas was a National Treasure and Britain’s most talented objective analyst of small cap shares, rather than a fat Aussie spiv and shameless promoter of penny share dross, I must apologise. Not to Big Dave but to you dear reader.

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94 days ago

Versarien – do a google search and its latest spoof unravels in seconds

With Versarien (VRS) the key point to remember is its own admission that it needs to do a bailout placing within the next ten months ( and probably much sooner) or it will go bust. In that vein, its latest RNS Reach is a spoof and one that unravels in seconds if you do a google search.

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95 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - missing death by minutes

Much to my surprise, all 12 tomato seeds have taken. Thus, I worked late into the night on a small patch of the jungle, bringing it into life as a tomato bed. In addition to the ten plants I was given by a friend, I hope to be drowning in tomatoes by autumn. We shall see. It was about nine when I finished. I leant on my rake, pondering the last roped-off patc

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96 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - in defence of Neil Woodford

I start with the garden, before explaining why I am driving all the way to Greece – my rational decision is a canary in the coal mine of global inflation. I defend Neil Woodford against a low-grade Sunday Times journalist, with reference to 4D Pharma (DDDD). Then, I look at bonkers house prices and when the tears will start.

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96 days ago

Severfield – full-year results, a clear trading resilience: Buy

Structural steel company, Severfield (SFR), has announced results for the year ended 26th March 2022. Its growth strategy, the company claims, is delivering a record order book, with a broad diversity of sectors, geographies and clients, providing good earnings visibility through 2023 and beyond.

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96 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the shock 6.22 PM death of 4D Pharma - lessons everyone can learn

At 6.22 PM yesterday evening, 4D Pharma announced the reason for its “temporary” share suspension. It wasn’t a messy and discounted placing, as I suggested here, but administration. Shareholders will, I fear, lose everything. I discuss who is to blame, what can be done (nothing) and the read-across to a raft of other stocks that could go the same way, including Shield Therapeutics (STX), Cineworld (CINE), Petropavlovsk (POG), Verditek (VDTK) and more.

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96 days ago

It is time to take down the Pride Flag - Brendan O'Neill

https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/06/28/its-time-to-take-down-the-pride-flag/

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96 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Postcard: The stench of lies - the war in Ukraine is not in my name

First off, I am not a Putin apologist. That I must stress this, is a sign of the Group Think at play. I walk through the rewriting of history from World War Two to 2014, addressing the catalogue of lies we are fed by the political and media classes. It is not in my name. We must all consider the facts, and stand up to this – just as we should all have done during the Covid Group Think. Those of us who did challenge that Group Think, were told we had blood on our hands. We are now vindicated - it is the Group Think leaders who should be in jail.  Before you slate me on Ukraine, listen to this podcast and consider the facts I present, not the lies you are being told.

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96 days ago

Breaking: Julie Meyer reckons she won’t serve 6 months but will make money from Farrer Case

Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer reckons that, instead of paying £200,000 to one of 36 law firms – viz, the Queen’s lawyers, Farrar & Co, as ordered by the High Court – Farrar will be paying her cash. And, as for that contempt of Court ruling and six-month stretch in Holloway - where she was slated by another judge, as she lost her appeal - well, those Brits know nothing. In a private email to investors, Ms “Sex Toy on Expenses” writes:

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96 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Dessert Gooseberry Fool

I haven’t enjoyed a gooseberry fool since my mother made them, almost fifty years ago. But the dessert gooseberries are now ready, red – not green – and sweeter than ordinary gooseberries. So, I thought I might tempt Joshua, with a bit less sugar than the traditional recipe.

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96 days ago

Get Woke, Go Broke: Hollywood Is Dying And They Deserve It - ZH

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/get-woke-go-broke-hollywood-dying-and-they-deserve-it

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96 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gary Newman wrong to slam DDDD for being transparent and honest ahead of bailout placing

I start with a logistics issue, which may see Matthew and his dog suffer cold turkey on bearcasts for 3 or 4 days over the summer. I am working on it. Then, to 4D Pharma (DDDD), where young Gary is wrong in condemning the company; Lamprell (LAM); and Deepverge (DVRG), where I make reference to the earlier podcast special. 

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96 days ago

B.P. Marsh and Partners – full-year results, a value Buy

B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM), the specialist investor in early stage financial services businesses, has announced results for its year ended 31st January 2022, emphasising its growth trajectory despite the current “headwinds for all businesses”.

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96 days ago

[email protected] Capital – One Tradeflow Deal Does Not Change The Underlying Insolvency

Shares in the fraud, [email protected] Capital (SYME), raced ahead on news of a financially immaterial transaction. Crazy, eh? And how do we know it was immaterial?

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96 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Once Again, Deepverge Grotesquely Misleads Investors

Last year, AIM sewer poster boy,  Deepverge (DVRG), did a placing at 30p. It had misled investors on trading, and its ghastly CEO, Gerry “the arse” Brandon, slated me as not understanding investment. Today, the shares are 10.5p, after awful finals in which, as I explain in this bonus podcast, the company again – by omission rather than act – materially misleads investors. If you own this stock, lube up; there is more pain coming your way.

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96 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I should have stayed with the young mums

But instead, I left a birthday party to record this. Such dedication. I start on why Nigel’s Barkby (BARK) piece was wrong.  Then, I look at Shield Therapeutics (STX), Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Naked Wine (WINE), Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG) and Trainline (TRN).

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96 days ago

SHOCKING EXPOSE: Nostra Terra – THIS is what devout Christian Matt Lofgran and Roland “fatty” Cornish hid in the FY Results

This is a disgrace and if the Oxymorons at AIM regulation “led” by the bogus Sheriff of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard, were not such pathetic and spineless pond life they would be banning the devout Christian Lofgran and London’s worst Nomad from playing any further part in life on the AIM sewer.

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96 days ago

ADM Energy – buried in the notes is the possibility of going bust

Full-year results from perennial AIM uber dog, ADM Energy (ADME), are – needless to say – appalling. Huge losses, cash outflows, legal battles, and three bailout placings (one post-period end); but it could get worse. Ooh, yes. The account notes warn explicitly of a hot date with the Fat Lady.

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96 days ago

Chill Brands – the scale of the domain name fraud now laid bare; it was $800,000

The Financial Reporting Council is currently investigating this deception; now, Chill Brands (CHLL) has assisted with that enquiry by fessing to the total cost of the (pointless) domain name, Chill.com – a transaction that suggests the company may soon need yet another bailout. Let me explain.

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96 days ago

Video: We are nowhere near a market bottom

Investment analyst, Ted Oakley of Oxbow Advisors, believes that in order to mitigate inflationary pressures, the Fed will push us into a recession. He explains how rising rates affect the economy, slowing the housing market. In addition, consumers are cutting back on expenses, and many will lose jobs as the economy contracts.

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96 days ago

BREAKING: Kefi loses licenses in Ethiopia, insist the BB bien-pensants - an email from 'arry Adams

A reader emails about Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI): “you see how serious, if true, the situation is? So, don’t suppose you can get a response from HAA, since… without clarity before the markets open, shares will collapse 100%“.

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97 days ago

The US Abortion clock: shameful dishonesty from “pro choice” baby murderers

The 1973 “Roe vs Wade” ruling has been overturned which, according to the liberal media and “progressives” elsewhere, is tantamount to a ban on abortion. Of course, it is not. In honour of almost 64 million lives ended by abortion since Roe vs Wade, here are the awful facts.

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97 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: well done, olive harvesting genius, reader B - I am sure it is a zero

It is all panic here at the Welsh Hovel, as our first Sykes Cottages guests arrive in the annexe. Next week, our first paying guest arrives at the Greek Hovel - which you can rent HERE, although it is pretty much booked out until September. I start with B, and why you need multiple accounts to short; his triumph is on Verditek (VDTK). I then cover Dev Clever (DEV), Tirupati Graphite (TGR), Audioboom (BOOM), Corcel (CRCL) and Argo Blockchain (ARB).

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97 days ago

Tirupati Graphite warning – surely a discounted placing is needed asap

Supporters argued that incompliance with listing rules was of no great import and, as the FCA agreed, perhaps they were right. Hopefully, you did not fall for that and bailed, at 115p, on my warning last August. Shares in this Optiva-promoted dog’s breakfast are now 35p. It is not what is said today, but what isn’t.

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97 days ago

Dev Clever – what on earth is going on; where are the (piss-poor) results? Is the Fat Lady booked in for September?

The company headquartered on a grim Staffordshire estate - which claims to be a “global player” – is in all sorts of trouble. Its shares remain suspended, as the FCA refuses to sign off on a deal, announced on 12 April 2021. Meanwhile, where are the (undoubtedly piss poor) numbers for year to October 31 2021? To them, first.

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97 days ago

Bidstack: how's the discounted placing, fellas?

Who claims that Bidstack (BIDS) will do a placing? Not that failed fund manager who works in a pizza store, when he isn’t fleeing justice in Greece?  On this occasion, it is not just me, but the company itself. 

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97 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Shield Therapeutics or Verditek - which sees a share price collapse first?

I start with my wonderful son, Joshua, losing every race at Sports Day with bravery and humour. Then, onto UK Network Agency; Innovation Agri-Tech; Eden Pharma; the wretched FCA’s failure on £65 million fraud, Appbox Media/One True View; Ocado (OCDO); Morses Club (MCL); Cake Box (CBOX) – where Steve is wrong; Verditek (VDTK); and Shield Therapeutics (STX).

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97 days ago

Verditek – statement needed ASAP: is it bust already?

Solar panel producer (if not seller), Verditek (VDTK), has eight days to release its annual results. Given revenues will be the square route of fuck all, there is no excuse for delay. But we all know the reason, and that is why the shares are sliding again today, as they did yesterday.

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97 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - last night's homegrown supper

Okay, not entirely homegrown. But a triumph, not least in that Joshua – a picky eater – decided he now loves marrow (aka. a very big courgette, cooked like a marrow, with minced meat and cheese). Then…

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97 days ago

Tortilla Mexican Grill dumps auditor, nine months after IPO: red flag?

Tortilla Mexican Grill (MEX), the mid-market restaurant chain, has announced that just nine months after its IPO, it has dumped existing auditors, Blick Rothenburg. And after a competitive tender, it has appointed Haysmacintyre LLP as its new statutory auditor.  Odd timing: is this a red flag?

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97 days ago

Sam Smith to quit as FinnCrap CEO – a sign that the merde will soon hit the fan

Okay, Sam has a few things to be smug about. She set up FinnCap (FCAP), and 24 years later, it is an AIM-listed Nomad and broker. Furthermore, she has done it all despite – as per hundreds of sycophantic interviews – being a woman in what is largely a male-dominated world. How very ESG, la dee da dee da. But…

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97 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: happy anniversary, Forward Partners. Not! And so much pride in Joshua ahead of sports day

He might come home with a raft of certificates for “Welsh speaker of the week”, or other such academic achievements, but Joshua is no great sportsman. Yet this afternoon, it is the school sports day, and the whole family is off to watch him. Discussing what lies ahead with him as we walked to school this morning, filled me with pride. In the main podcast, I look at Forward Partners (FWD) – another disastrous 2021 IPO; Petropavlovsk (POG), as it races to zero; Genflow Biosciences (GENF); MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC) – placing ahoy; and Verditek (VDTK), where things could get very messy within days. Ref MXC, I discuss two historic examples of biotech’s presenting data – on AIDS “cures”, and its spoof ramp last week.

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97 days ago

David Beckham-backed pot play, Cellular Goods, launches pointless petition of the year

Nope, it doesn’t ask Cheryl Cole for a hook-up; this petition is even more pointless. Hosted on Change.Org, it was launched by cash-strapped Cellular Goods (CBX), along with seven other “leading” companies.

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97 days ago

China fraud specialist, Paul Shackleton, getting a bit forgetful; the ten-year love that dare not speak its name

After his senior role at disgraced broker, Daniel Stewart – enabling China frauds including Naibu – Paul Shackleton should have been banned from financial services. Instead, he is now earning a six-figure wedge at Peel Hunt. But the morally bankrupt bankster is getting a bit forgetful.

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98 days ago

Photo Article: The hypocrisy of virtue-signalling Glastonbury

The event was hydrocarbon-powered. Greta Thunberg, the doom goblin, flew in to address the masses as they cheered her on. Natch, they were all sitting beneath Pride banners, waving their Ukrainian flags. Below is what they left behind.

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101 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: No No No you Bitcoin cultists! You are kidding yourselves but nobody else

I have had a few comments about yesterday’s Bearcast on the Bitcoin crash. I address some of those cultists speaking out from the last redoubt today.  Then. prompted by Three Brains, I look at what a PE of 5 means as a guide to value and why it can so often mean nothing at all.

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101 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Father's Day Treat tonight & not just Bitcoin crashing

Ahead of that, I describe triumph in the garden. Then, I discuss the accelerating Bitcoin crash, Argo Blockchain (ARB) and Cineworld (CINE).

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101 days ago

Bitcoin crashes to below $19,000 - Argo Blockchain should be suspended Monday Morning; it may well be bust by then

Bitcoin is crashing once again, and now trades well below $19,000. According to Peter Schiff, the charts point to $10,000 as the next stop. Therefore, shares in Argo Blockchain (ARB) should be suspended first thing Monday; here is why.

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101 days ago

Video: It’s Too Late to be Defensive

Analyst, Charles Nenner, believes it is too late to make your portfolio defensive, as things will worsen across the board.

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101 days ago

Photo Article: the tough choice banksters, like fat cat Andrew Monk, boast of making in these times of hardship

For millions of our fellow citizens, the tough choices every day are whether to feed the kids or to pay the fuel bill. Or whether to make do with shoes with holes in them or trousers with holes in them. But for some, like banksters from London with second homes ( pricing out local young folks) in Cornwall, there are other tough choices. If folks in the City wonder why they are so despised, perhaps the tweet below reminding us all of bankster “tough choices” might be a clue. Welcome to a great advert for a windfall tax on investment banksters.

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101 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Number 1 Golden Rule for not losing money on AIM

I start with why I was up until 2 AM last night, as discussed HERE. Then, it is on to the fraud, [email protected] Capital (SYME); M & C Saatchi (SAA); Next Fifteen (NFC); and finally, that golden rule and Westminster Group (WSG).

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101 days ago

Breaking: Class Action filed against Nasdaq dog Arqit, run by self-confessed liar, David Williams of Avanti infamy

Before calling his lawyer, the pompous and bombastic arse should remember how, in the early stages of Avanti Communications (AVN), he boasted of fabricating a product demo. Worse was to come, as Williams made tens of millions from dumping shares he ramped ruthlessly, while investors lost everything.  Now, he has a new scam: Arqit Quantum (US: ARQQ), listed on Nasdaq. We first covered Arqit, HERE. Its shares were $37.41 on December 3, 2021; now, they are just $5.65. Bring on the lawyers.

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101 days ago

The Deep Drill on Finals from the Fraud, [email protected] Capital: Part 3 – the accounting blunders

Earlier, I exposed numerous red flags concerning a) 2021 revenues and b) the Tradeflow deal; now, I turn to Supply’s (SYME) accounting blunders from calendar 2021. Of course, the company is no stranger to accounting blunders, including:

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101 days ago

Bluebird at 2.5p worth 9.58p! Just a few caveats guv

Just a few caveats. Align Research is paid to pump out the research below. Align and its boss, Richard “nobody likes me and I don’t care” Jennings own shed loads of shares in Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), and the “analyst” is disgraced, journalist smearing, part time PR man, the vile and repellent Dr Michael Green. Dr Green should not be allowed to work in financial services after his crimes as an enabler of the fraud Sefton Resources (SER). Having said all of that, I too have an interest in these shares and reckon they are cheap. Are they worth 9.58p as the ludicrous Green suggests? Er no. But could they double? Yes. And the note below explains why.        


 

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101 days ago

The Deep Drill on Finals from the Fraud, [email protected] Capital: Part 2 – the stink around Tradeflow

Earlier, I exposed numerous red flags regarding [email protected] Capital (SYME) revenues. I now turn to the lossmaking, sub-scale asset manager, Tradeflow, purchased in a smoke-and-mirrors deal on July 1 2021. Again, brace yourselves; this is ugly.

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102 days ago

Carole Cadwalladr’s fake news - Spiked

https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/06/22/carole-cadwalladrs-fake-news/

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102 days ago

The Deep Drill on Finals from the Fraud, [email protected] Capital: Part 1 – a shocking revenue performance

Now that the Woodlarks walk is over, it is time for an in-depth look at [email protected] Capital’s (SYME) shocking full-year numbers. This is the first of a multi-part series, and brace yourself; it is shocking stuff. 

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102 days ago

Video: The Fed needs to own up to what it has blown up & the worst carnage is yet to come!

Author, David Murrin, warns there is a significant risk of conflict in Asia, including Korea and Taiwan. He states that China is gaining knowledge of drone technology, while the West is essentially at war with Russia; the level of collective delusion from Western leaders is concerning.

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103 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: last night's fruits of my labour

There are a few firsts in last night’s produce, all of which came from what was once the jungle, but is now a football pitch-sized vegetable garden.

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103 days ago

MGC Pharmaceuticals – spoof trial results fool the morons, but surely it is placing ahoy?

The last quarterly report from MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC) showed that, as of 31 March, it had cash of just A$ 4.004 million – having spunked just over A$ 3.9 million in that quarter. You can do the maths…

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103 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: will ASOS ever again generate cash?

I describe Thursday morning for me and Jaya, including a stop-in with my parents-in-law.  This is relevant, as I discuss what my mother-in-law was watching on TV. I look at the house price bubble, the Bank of England, and interest rates. Then, I touch on THG (THG); ASOS (ASC); Sosandar (SOS); Zephyr Energy (ZPHR) – get your wallet out, Cliff; Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT); Kinovo (KINO); and Boohoo (BOO). I also discuss the notion that MusicMagpie (MMAG) has a list of “spiffing institutional inveestors”, and that this will save the company. It won’t.

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103 days ago

MusicMagpie shows why bullshit earnings are bullshit earnings in piss-poor H1 trading update

The company whose COO – who still oversees finance – is a historic fraudster, has served up yet another piss-poor trading update; it misses critical detail on the (lack of) cash front.

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103 days ago

Yet another apology to Mr David Lenigas, a National Treasure and our leading objective analyst of mining shares

If this website has ever suggested that Mr David Lenigas is a fat Aussie spiv or a shamless promoter of penny shares who is often economic with the truth I must apologise. Not in the least bit influenced by my own ownrship of oodles of shares in Wishbone Gold (WSBN), the tweet exchange below clearly shows that Sir David – as he will soon surely be – is easily the leading objective analyst of small cap mining stocks, not only in Britain but in the world today. What cutting insight hee shows once again. Breathtaking!

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103 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: swimming wearing the Emperor's New Clothes

I mix metaphors, after a hard session watering the lawn for ShareStock. Thereafter, I discuss: Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL); Wandisco (WAND) and a wasted decade; Argo Blockchain (ARB) and why Mark, who is right about most things, is wrong; Vast Resources (VAST); Tertiary Minerals (TYM); Guild ESports (GILD); and Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT).

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103 days ago

Wildcat Petroleum - a £35 million joke bust by Halloween: when is the placing?

You will remember: this is the company that lied in its very first RNS, claiming to have raised cash when it had not.  It then engaged in spoofery, stating that it was going to help companies with imaginary oil reserves, and monetize those fictitious assets via crypto/blockchain technology; the shares subsequently raced up to 4p. Now, it is again trying an E&P reversal, but a cash crisis is looming. Do the math!

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103 days ago

The crazy world of censorship at the LSE Asylum

You are all too smart to visit this holding tank for morons, a place for the detritus of the investment community: folks with no moral compass and an average IQ of a cheese sandwich. A reader alerts me to recent changes.

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103 days ago

Wandisco – absolutely appalling MBE winning results – when will this £170 million bubble burst?

A week ago, Dave Richards – CEO of Wandisco (WAND) – was tweeting pictures of himself suited and booted, as well as his Mrs dressed up to the nines, as they headed to the residence of comrade Elizabeth Windsor. Today, he proudly waffles on about 2021 results from Wandisco. Only when you read the notes buried at the bottom, are you reminded of the dire realities. It could go bust, and will inevitably do a bailout placing – but is that enough? This is a train crash, and, rather than serving up nauseatingly misleading statements, Richards should admit to the facts.

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103 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Argo Blockchain and Cineworld both nailed down shorts and possibly zeros

In today’s podcast, I discuss SUPP (Formerly WPCT), Argo Blockchain (ARB), Cinworld (CINE) and the Vela (VELA)/Truspine (TSP) farce. 

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103 days ago

I don’t care if my stockbroker's a lesbian

For the avoidance of any doubt, my stockbroker is not a lesbian. But in these gender fluid times, he may well announce as much tomorrow. And I would not care either way – although I’d be a little surprised by such a turn of events.

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104 days ago

Video: The Fed isn’t Debasing the Currency Fast Enough

Journalist, Lyn Alden, makes a number of chilling warnings – including something we Brexiteers foresaw.

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104 days ago

Argo Blockchain – statement needed: does the Peter Wall claim stand?

Last time Argo Blockchain (ARB) passed the hat around, its disgraced CEO, Peter Wall, claimed that it had no need to issue equity. I put it to you that – as I revealed on Saturday – Argo is preparing to do just that; otherwise, Wall will be treated to another of the Fat Lady’s performances. Moreover…

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104 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Am I panicked by Skinbiotherapeutics?

I am more panicked by the IRA man objecting to my bonfire. Heck, it is not as if it were the 12th July, and I were wearing my bowler hat with an orange sash, is it? In today’s podcast, I look at Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX); Eurasia (EUA) and a Kraut moron; [email protected] Capital (SYME); and Argo Blockchain (ARB). 

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104 days ago

Avacta – an aide memoire for Lucian Miers

As we marched on Saturday, the Rogue Bloggers discussed this and that. As he sobered up, even Lucian Miers joined in the conversation, and asked whether he should short Avacta (AVCT). The answer is yes, and here is why.

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104 days ago

Note to Eurasia owning morons – this is how due diligence works

It is now seven and a half months since the supposed purchaser of Eurasia Mining’s (EUA) assets completed its due diligence.  There is still no bid.  Today, All Star Minerals (ASMO) – a penny stock of which I am no fan – shows how it is done. This is an easy lesson for the morons.

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105 days ago

To Hell with Pride Month: Gareth Roberts

https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/06/08/to-hell-with-pride-month/

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105 days ago

Crypto carnage as Celsius stops withdrawals; Argo must be in crisis, as placing looms

It is always the way with market collapses. Those who bought on margin, or used tertiary financiers offering seemingly spectacular returns find that, when the tide goes out, they are exposed as wearing no trunks. That fuels further falls, as speculative air is forced out of the system.

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105 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Back from bear country

I have just arrived in Wales with my battered diesel van. Bed beckons, as I am still cream-crackered following yesterday’s walk. The photos below are from two towns along the route, and show the likes of me and Lucian are greeted with the respect we deserve in that part of the world. I discuss Brian Basham’s 26-mile cheat, but still, he is amazing. We have now raised £29,000 with gift aid, and that should rise this week. Feel free to donate, HERE. I discuss the big macro lesson from the walk, referencing Kinovo (KINO); St James Place (STJ), and the troubles one has in a bear market; and Hargreaves Lansdown (HL). Now to bed.

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105 days ago

AEX Gold – strategic minerals joint venture heads of terms, a financial game changer? BUY

AEX Gold (AEXG) has announced a new joint venture – in which it will have a 51% holding – for its ‘strategic minerals’ assets, which will see an £18 million (circa Canadian $28.5 million) cash injection. This leaves AEX’s gold 100%-owned, and just refers to non-gold assets that most folks – ourselves included – had valued at SFA. Suddenly, they are worth £18-28 million. Game changer?

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105 days ago

Each morning, I am disappointed by Shield Therapeutics

On February 18, I generated industrial-scale abuse (of me) from anonymous internet warriors. All I did was suggest Shield Therapeutics (STX) as a slam-dunk short, at 25.5p.  The savants insisted, as is usually the case in such circumstances, that I didn’t understand the maths, and should go back to working in a pizza store, etc, etc, etc. The shares are now just 14.6p, and the final collapse is almost upon us. Add to your shorts. Let me explain.

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105 days ago

BREAKING: The fraud [email protected] says FRC does not know what it is talking about!

So, who do you believe: the fraudsters at [email protected] Capital (SYME), or The Financial Reporting Council? Er…the FRC.

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105 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: For Mrs P, this why I am walking today and is it placing ahoy at Argo Blockchain?

In today’s podcast, I discuss Argo Blockchain (ARB) and why, later today, I shall be wading through 34 miles of nettles. If you can, please donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, HERE.

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105 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Have I told you what I am doing tomorrow? A big thank you to so many of you.

Yes, I will be wading through nettles, but all for a good cause. To those who have donated, many thanks. With gift aid, as I record, we have now raised £25,600. If you are yet to donate, please help us reach £30,000, by giving a few quid HERE. Talking of nettles, I describe various home-grown triumphs, here at the Welsh Hovel: next week, I hope to make some nettle beer, as well as more elderflower cordial – what do you think? In the main podcast, I discuss discretionary consumer spending; Parsley Box (MEAL); ProCook (PROC); Altyn Gold (ALTN); Optibiotix (OPTI) and a chat with Steve O’Hara, who, of course, you can meet HERE; and AEX Gold (AEXG).

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105 days ago

Video: Gold, miners and guns - why Governments will want all three, Quoth the Raven

From one foul-mouthed host to another. Chris Irons is Quoth the Raven, and never holds back; in fact, his language is far worse than mine.  

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105 days ago

I warned explicitly about ProCook BEFORE its IPO Last November; now, a dire warning as shares collapse

The big institutions all barreled in to ProCook (PROC), since they knew better than Old Tom Winnifrith, despite his explicit warnings why this would end in tears. So, too, did Primary Bid, which was a keen supporter – as was our own Malcolm Stacey. What was he thinking?  But, just seven months after the IPO comes a disastrous profits warning, and the shares have collapsed.  While Malcolm drowns his sorrows with an extra pint of Old Mother’ Green’s organic ale, it is ouzo time at the Welsh Hovel. But do the founding O’Neill family, who flogged tens of millions worth of shares to dumb IIs, really care?

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105 days ago

Jadestone Energy – 2021 results and 2022 positives, but Bank Gains?

Jadestone Energy (JSE) has announced results for the 2021 calendar year and that it still expects 2022 average production to increase to 15,500-18,500 boe/d. So what of a share price slipping to 101p in response?

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108 days ago

Warwick School - more vile testimony of widespread historic sexual abuse

The behind-closed-doors enquiry continues into historic abuse at Warwick School. Victims like me aren’t allowed to see reports into what went on, even when – as in my case – the school has already concluded that I was physically abused by serial sadist, Geoffrey Eve, and apologized in private. Nor has there been any public apology or statement, as we victims ALL want. And, I fear, Warwick remains in denial as to the scale of historic sexual abuse.

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109 days ago

Inside Wakefield’s corrupt election - Unherd

https://unherd.com/2022/06/inside-wakefields-corrupt-election/

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111 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation: re Nostra Terra and Beaumont Cornish - are you happy to see investors deceived?

Yet again, I write to AIM Regulation with regard to the devout Christian, Matt Lofgran. Praise be the Lord. This time, it is not about his consorting with convicted pump-and-dump fraudster, Ron Bauer. It concerns his misleading investors in Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG), in collusion with London’s worst Nomad, Roland  “Fatty” Cornish.

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112 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Postcard: Arron Banks vs the defaming fantasist, Carole Cadwalladr

According to MSM, the crazy cat lady has won today’s court case. If defaming your victims is victory, then maybe. This is a dark day for responsible journalism – I explain why. 

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112 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - thinking of my grandfather, as I survey the garden with pride

I have happy memories of childhood visits to my father’s parents in Appledore on Romney Marsh. One of thosee was in “helping” grandpa, Sir John Winnifrith, with his garden of which he was immensely proud. Big nets kept the birds away from an incredibly ordered and productive fruit and vegetable patch which he tended carefully keeping the weeds and slugs at bay.

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112 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: who is the biggest twit: Boris, Harry Adams or Mark Steward of the FCA?

It is just two days until Rogue Bloggers, and we have raised more than £20,000 (with gift aid). Let’s try and reach £25,000. I discuss rain, nettles and the inevitable pain on Saturday. Please donate, HERE. Then, the twit of the day contest: Boris v Harry of Kefi (KEFI) v Mark Steward, who has disgraced himself on Genflow (GENF).  I then discuss Nostra Terra (NTOG) (praise be the lord), with a target price of 0p; the fraud, [email protected] Capital (SYME); another Steward screw-up; and ITM Power (ITM).

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112 days ago

It is not about the rear-view mirror – add to Fevertree short

Lucian Miers wrote here a couple of weeks ago about Fevertree (FEVR) where he remains short. There may be some people laughing at him as the fizzy drinks group fairly promptly served up a trading statement suggesting that it was on track to meet forecasts. But that is looking in the rear-view mirror. What is important is what happens going forward.

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112 days ago

EXPOSE: Argo Blockchain is taking you for idiots, as more shares handed to its mates

It is back to that Helios deal, which, as Boatman Capital revealed, saw Argo Blockchain (ARB) pay up to $17.5 million for $200,000-valued land. The owners of DPN LLC – bought to acquire the land – were former Argo stockholders. Small world, innit? Now, it gets far worse.

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112 days ago

Photo Article: The Rogue Bloggers cross the line at Woodlarks

We crossed the line at 9.15, where heroic Nick Richards was on hand to meet us. Job done – thank you for all the donations. If you are yet to donate, please do so now. Now, for some elderflower champagne.

 

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112 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue Bloggers and the three bears, as we finally catch Brian Basham

We sped past Jane Austen’s house and into Alton, where I bring you a picture of three bears. No delays for the five rogue bloggers and, at 4.10 pm, with 11 miles to go, we caught up with 78-year-old Fleet Street legend, Brian Basham, and his trainer J, who had left Winchester five hours before us. We are now just nine miles from Woodlarks, and the group is again splitting into fast and slow. Amazingly, I am in the fast group. If you are yet to donate to this fantastic cause, please do so HERE.

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112 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue bloggers for Woodlarks lunchbreak

At 17 miles, we are now halfway. Brian Basham, who started just after midnight, is now a couple of miles ahead of the main group; so, we are stopping for lunch. I wish my friend, Jonathan Price the euro loon, were here joining me, as I am struggling a bit. His Guardianista thoughts are always a reason to march on and end the suffering. The next stop is four miles away, and it is hard to think beyond that. Again, everyone else eats as I nibble at my half-eaten breakfast sandwich. I feel rotten. If you have yet to donate, please do so HERE.

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112 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue bloggers for Woodlarks reach 14 miles

The next target is lunch, which is 3 miles away. We are, I calculate, on track to catch Brian Basham at c. 3 pm. My fellow rogue bloggers, even the hungover Lucian Miers and reader, N, who has an incredibly heavy backpack, are in fine form. I am not. Something isn’t right, and I am just taking on more liquids at this stage. I have confessed to Nick Richards that, for the first time, I may not make it to the finish line this year. Nevertheless, I am focused on the next three miles, which take us just past halfway. Master Miers, a barking-mad commie, is keeping at the back to help me along, entertaining me with his bonkers worldview.  He makes our in-house Euro loon, Jonathan Price, seem rather sane.  Think of my suffering, as Master Miers explains why rich people’s houses should be nationalised, and donate to Woodlarks HERE

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112 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue bloggers for Woodlarks update: Basham located at breakfast time

We marched past the beds of watercress, and are now just 15 minutes behind schedule. At the first rest break – the Cricketers Arms – Lucian is apologising for last night’s excess to his Mrs. Fleet Street legend, Brian Basham has been in contact. Two hours ago, he was 45 minutes ahead of where we are now. The pursuit is on. If you have yet to donate to this great cause, think of the suffering that lies ahead: 25 miles still to go! Please donate HERE.

 

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112 days ago

Photo Article: The Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks set off from Winchester Cathedral

There are two late dropouts: reader Sam and Andrew Bell. Fleet Street legend, Brian Basham, has gone AWOL. So, it is just me, reader N, Steve Moore, and a very hungover Lucian Miers (along with his communist son). Lucian’s hangover has delayed us by 35 minutes, but now, we are off! If you have yet to donate, please do so HERE.


 

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112 days ago

Nostra Terra - still hiding the awful truth from its mug investors!

Yesterday I flagged up how Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG), run by disgraced Matt Lofgran (Praise be the Lord) of consorting with convicted fraudsters at Elephant Oil infamy, was hoodwinking its investors by releasing selected highlights of its 2021 annual report via RNS but no actual report.  I suspect that the full report may contain words of warning from the auditors. It damn well should do.

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112 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: with a hat tip to reader, Jim, on the Isle of Man

Given it is hammering down here in North Wales, I bet Mr Mellon is somewhere far sunnier than Port Erin. The graphic below is from him, and I discuss it in detail. Then, I look at those determined to ignore clear warnings, ref Petropavlovsk (POG). I cover incomplete and thus, potentially deceptive, RNS statements ref. Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG), before assessing Fulham Shore (FUL) in detail. With gift aid, we have now raised £19,700 for Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks - please help us reach the £20,000 landmark today (D-3 days), HERE. Finally, my podcast on falling out with Dominic Frisby, 1939 and all that can be accessed, HERE.

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112 days ago

Evil Banksta explains why, with my 2p price target, I am far too kind to Cineworld

I estimate Cineworld (CINE) is worth c. 2p per share, as noted in yesterday’s bearcast. Perhaps my greatest flaw is overkindness. It is a real failing, with which I constantly struggle.  Anyhow, Evil Banksta – being a banksta – has no such problems, and takes me to task for my generosity. He explains:  

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112 days ago

Is Nostra Terra Oil & Gas misleading investors about a material uncertainty?

This is not rocket science, but I suggest to you that devout Christian, Matt Lofgran (praise be the Lord), and London’s worst Nomad, Roland “Fatty” Cornish, may be deceiving their investors. Here’s why.

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112 days ago

Paul Shackleton starts work at top Nomad Peel Hunt today – a reminder of his work as an enabler of fraud

I guess that enabling crime does pay.  But if bosses at Peel Hunt had a shred of integrity they would not be welcoming  corporate financier Mr Paul Shackleton through the front door today. Indeed, they would be joining me in suggesting that Shackleton should never ever work in thee City again. AIM is a sewer not only because it is home to so many frauds but because of men like Shackleton who enable fraud. Below is a link to a £185 million court case about a fraud where Shackleton was a, if not the, key enabler.

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115 days ago

Photo Article: 20 litres of Elderflower Champagne decanted - will be drinking after tomorrow's walk

In order to be fecking green and recycle them for use again, I always keep empty plastic bottles. The Mrs thinks she is green by throwing them away, so Wrexham Council can use vast amounts of fuel recycling them. Today, she might understand the method in my madness.

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115 days ago

The fraud Eden Pharma gets its promised listing but guess where? And you can't actually trade the shares!

In recent weeks the cannabis fraud Eden Pharma has been tapping up marks aggressivly promising an imminent stockmarket listing. Amazingly it has delivered. Well sort of. It is now the 51st company to list on the Merj Exchange in the Seychelles.  The admission document below is a hoot, dripping in red flags. And there is a catch..

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115 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Time to double up on the Shield Therapeutics final collapse, the money's almost all gone!

On 18 February, at 25.5p to sell, the big bear call was greeted with abuse from BB savants, who, unsurprisingly, always know better.  Shares in Shield (STX) are now 14.6p, and the final collapse to c. 5p is now set to begin. Double up on your shorts.  In this podcast, I discuss Argo Blockchain (ARB); Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG) and its unsavoury CEO, Matt Lofgran – praise be the Lord; then, I look at Genflow Biosciences (GENF), as its shares continue to tank; Challenger Energy (CHAL); Eurasia Mining (EUA); and Petropavlovsk (POG), where the target remains 0p.  Finally, I remind you that Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks is just 4 days away, and we are at 34% of the target. If among the 92% of listeners yet to donate, do give a fiver (or a tenner), HERE.

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115 days ago

Argo Blockchain – is this an ePIC spoof?

Later today, I will cover Argo Blockchain’s (ARB) monthly update; it was truly piss-poor, and anyone holding the shares is tonto. But let us start with another red flag: today, the company boasts of doing a deal with the mining rig supplier, ePIC.

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115 days ago

Eurasia Mining – blame President Putin: results delayed

How long does it take? In 2021, the annual report came out on 4 June; this year, it will be later. Natch, Eurasia (EUA) has an excuse. Despite claiming sanctions had no effect, it now states:

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115 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – today's news is a £240m damning of Neil Woodford's greed and wickedness

It is just five days to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks and we are at just under 33% of our target so can the 93% of listeners yet to donate please do so HERE. In today’s podcast I cover the quarter of a billion quid blown, largely by Neil Woodford, at Rutherford (RUTH) and how that made Woodford,personally, even richer. I name and shame a couple of those who enabled that scam.  I look at Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), Guild ESports (GILD) and Cellular Goods (CBX) and the piss poor Times’ idea of breaking news, I mention Optibiotix (OPTI),look at Eve (EVE) which seems to be a zero to me, at spineless and busted Cineworld (CINE) and in detail at ADVFN (AFN) and its woes.

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115 days ago

Ukranians fire official who made up mass Russian rape claims to get more Western arms, MSM in West still repeating those claims - ZH

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ousted-ukrainian-official-breaks-silence-admits-she-lied-about-mass-rape-russians

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116 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - it is Elderflower drinks season

For an all-too-brief period, our elderflower tree bursts into glorious white blooms. Then, they are gone. Making hay while the sun shines, last Sunday, Joshua and I waded through the long grasses. I created enough of a track for him to follow through, with the grass towering over the little fellow. 80 heads were picked, before we headed home.

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116 days ago

Eurasia Mining - Letter to AIM Regulation

How many times have I written to AIM Regulation about Eurasia Mining (EUA)? Here we go again…

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116 days ago

If [email protected] Capital’s new chairman is Independent I am a banana

According to his LinkedIn profile Mr Albert Ganyushin still works for the German asset manager Dr Peter’s Group. According to [email protected] Capital (SYME) he “has worked as Head of Capital Markets at Dr. Peters Group.” Past or present? I do not really care. That is not the issue although if it is past that might explain his willingness to take Supply’s dirty cash. Any port, etc, etc.

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116 days ago

MetalNRG - legal argy bargy, the other side of the story

On 26 May MetalNRG (MNRG) issued an update on its legal dispute with former director Mr Pierpaolo Rocco and his company  Brit Energy Holdings LLP but has it told the whole story? Mr Rocco seems to think not.

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116 days ago

ADVFN – horrible warning, dividend axed as the Chambers spoof unwinds

At the peak of a raging bull market ADVFN (AFN) managed an almost unique event in its history, it reported a profit. Facing a “sack the board” threat from Yair Tauman it recklessly started paying dividends. Now, as we slip into a bear market and with Yair’s nominees in charge we see how that payout was foolish and unsustainable as a ghastly warning of steep losses and worrying cashburn is served up.

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116 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - why Genflow is the most uninvestable stock in London and what now for a house price crash?

Today we are donating £2500 to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. I don’t ask you to follow suit but if you are among the 93% of listeners yet to donate to this cause with just 6 days to the event how about giving a fiver here? Then onto Genflow (GENF) in light of the Hindenburg dossier HERE. Then after observations from Chris Bailey earlier on Barratt (BDEV) I look at house prices and house builders.

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116 days ago

The most amazing bear dossier of the year so far - Hindenburg on Enochian (and the link to UK listed Genflow)

The dossier below from bear raiders Hindenburg is the stuff of movies. You could not make it up. It strikes me that Nasdaq listed Enochian (ENOB) is a zero as the man behind it, Serhat Gumrukcu, is a lifelong criminal now facing a possible death sentence in the US as he is charged with having a whistleblowing former associate murdered. There is a UK angle which I discuss in bearcast later, the unclear links between the CEO of Genflow Biosciences (GENF), Endochian, Dandrit Inc and Serhat.  Enjoy.


 

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117 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Versarien will go to zero but is it a short?

I discuss Manchester vs Geneva airport and why you should not believe everything you read in the Daily Mail.  In a week’s time I will be, I hope, three quarters of the way through Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. If you are among the 93%of listeners yet to donate please do so HERE.  Then I look at Neil Woodford and Harcus Parker finally filing its claim against ACD Link. Finally it is Versarien (VRS

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117 days ago

Video: the dollar will collapse & gold will soar

Asset manager David Brady believes another massive rally is coming for gold and that the Fed will reverse course. Countries never chose to default they always inflate their debts away. Markets today are centrally managed. What we have is not free-market capitalism.

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117 days ago

Video: Don't believe in Fiat currencies says Rick Rule

Legendary mining investor Rick Rule pulls no punches as he critiques how governments are inherently corrupt and why they prefer fiat systems. He explains the difference between backing a currency and pegging it to a commodity.

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117 days ago

The Utter Corruption of the Greek Press & Julie Meyer

Fleeing a six month jail term and damned by British Judges Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer continues to hobnob with Greek political and business leaders. If this was a bubble on the run and doing the hobnobbing with British Tories and banksters the UK press, pitiful as it is, would be all over it.

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117 days ago

AEX Gold – Q1 and strategy update, potential production and exploration Buy

AEX Gold (AEXG) has announced first-quarter results, emphasising that its strategy remains to bring the Nalunaq gold project back into production, and use it as a platform for strategic mineral assets in Greenland.

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117 days ago

Tom Winnifrith podcast: 1939, 1940, evacuations and falling out with Dominic Frisby, as I am a pedant

It is all to do with “Kisses on a Postcard“ by Dominic’s late father, Terence. I shouldn’t have been such a pedant – but I am. I discuss family links and experiences of 1938-44, evacuations, operation Pied Piper, and why we give poor old Neville Chamberlain such a bad rap. I hope Frisby junior can forgive me, and commend to you the work of Frisby senior, as anything this family touches must be magic. 

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117 days ago

My stalker, Charlotte Daniels, is back!

I have previously speculated that Charlotte is, in fact, a man. Furthermore, she is not a Brit but an Italian, possibly linked to the fraud, [email protected] Capital (SYME). After an absence of many, many months, she is back with another email.

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117 days ago

New star speaker announced for ShareStock on September 10 – watch out Argo Blockchain!

I am pleased to announce the 5th of our six main stage speakers. Do join us for Sharestock, the share show with an all-day bar, held in North Wales (by 30 yards). Joining me, Gabriel Grego, Chris Bailey, Lucian Miers and 4 CEOs is…

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117 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: why aren't the shares suspended?

Recovering from several lectures on the evils of Brexit, I send you greetings from Frogland this Bank Holiday Thursday. In today’s podcast, I look again at the Tern (TERN) – Pires (PIRI) merger. I then discuss three slam-dunk zeros: Kinovo (KINO) – whose shares should be suspended with immediate effect – Versarien (VRS) and Nanosynth (NNN), where the new CEO, Mark Duffin, is a complete clown. If he does a deal in snails, as he suggests, I am a Dutchman. 

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117 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Hell in Frogland

I discuss last night’s hell in Frogland. Then, I raise two new red flags at the [email protected] Capital (SYME) fraud, before looking at Tern (TERN), and Parsley Box (MEAL) as it heads to zero.

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117 days ago

Eden Research – no material uncertainty? I really am a banana

The fraudsters at Eden Research (EDEN) have served up calendar 2021 numbers and laughably claim that the company has enough cash to last another 12 months. If so I am a banana. The claim is patently not true.

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118 days ago

Fancy a staycation by the river Dee? Welsh Hovel annexe with 1 grumpy owner now taking bookings

Just like the Greek Hovel -  which, in reality, is a luxury eco-palace (book here) - the Welsh Hovel is not really a hovel, either. It is a listed building that, after three and a half years, is almost entirely renovated. I refer you to the “new” annexe.

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119 days ago

The FRAUD [email protected] Capital - finals show it was and is technically insolvent and breaches companies act!

The results were delayed by a month and that demonstrated that while good news travels fast bad news is oft tardy. Even the fraudsters at [email protected] Capital (SYME) seem to be starting to be forced to admit that the game is almost up as calendar 2021 numbers are a real shit show. This company is technically bust.

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119 days ago

Keep up to date in the battle to be woke - now it's June, so we need a new signal of virtue

If you need an explanation for the cartoon below, you haven’t been following the latest signal of virtue.

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119 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - lied to by Barclays, and fleeced by EasyJet

I discuss both these corporates, and remind the 94% of you yet to support Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks: please do so, HERE.  Then, I discuss Stuart Ashman of Skinbiotherapitics (SBTX), who has made me look like a complete git (again), as he withdraws from ShareStock. But, I will announce another BIG-name speaker tomorrow, and will replace Stuart. So, make sure you book your tickets, HERE.  Then, I look at Cellular Goods (CBX) and Guild ESports (GILD), the David Beckham dogs. 

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119 days ago

Even Neil Thapar, the evil PR genius, can't polish this turd: interims from David Beckham pot play, Cellular Goods

Ooops – it looks as though the LGBT-friendly promoter of the world’s most homophobic regimes, Mr David Beckham, may need to rescue his CBD play, Cellular Goods (CBX), as today’s interims are truly disastrous.

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119 days ago

Genflow – termination with immediate effect, the PR firm and the murder charge

Last week, I exposed how Standard Listed company, Genflow (GENF), was created by a convicted pump-and-dump fraudster, currently facing an 85-year prison sentence. He and his “known associate”, Mr Adrian Beeston, supposedly own 20% of the equity, for which they paid peanuts.  That alone should trigger an FCA enquiry, but it gets worse.

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119 days ago

Malcolm Stacey is still unwell

Recent experiences proved too much for the old boy, who, on his return to Blighty, headed off to the Punter’s Return. There, he enjoyed a moderate celebration, with a couple of pints of Old Mother Green’s organic craft ale. Mrs Stacey reports, this Bank Holiday morning, that Malcolm is still unwell.

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119 days ago

Eurasia – now about Dmitry Suschov, is he still on board?

It is now seven months and two days since the supposedly credible buyer of the assets of Eurasia Mining (EUA) completed its due diligence but still there has been no offer. How long can AIM allow this farce to continue?  A proper bidder makes a bid and formalises it as soon as DD is done! Meanwhile perhaps we might get clarification on M&A head honcho Dmitry Suschov.

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120 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: This is what I very much hope you will be doing on September 10 at the Welsh Hovel - Sharestock!

I start with my weekend at the Christian retreat. Who would have thought that I’d be spending a Saturday night alcohol-free, sitting around a campfire as folks strummed guitars and sang to Jesus?  I reflect on that, and, on the subject of weekend suffering, urge those of you yet to donate: please do so, HERE.  Then, I discuss September 10, when I hope you will join me at the Welsh Hovel for an all-day bar, great local food and a day of expert talks. Yes, it is time to book into Sharestock! HERE!

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120 days ago

Malcolm Stacey’s Money Tree Quest, part 5 (as relayed by his diarist, Tom Winnifrith)

The quest began on Monday, hence Malcolm’s absence in Sicily. He was promised an early start on Wednesday, but a day of disappointment followed. On Thursday, he was taken to a tree. So, how did this all conclude? His diarist explains…

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120 days ago

Jubilee Metals – Colin Bird goes, so buy aggressively

Jubilee Metals (JLP) has announced two new appointments: Manuel Lino Silva de Sousa (Ollie) Oliveira as Chairman, and Berenberg as joint corporate broker. That is good news for institutional interest, with the market cap now £390 million, at a 14.85p share price.

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120 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - So utterly angry as a weekend of torture approaches

I explain my anger, and why the weekend ahead will be sheer torture. Think of my suffering and donate to Rogue Bloggers, HERE. Then, put 10 September in your diary, and keep it free. More on that next week, when I shall be in Frogland with Joshua and Olaf. In today’s podcast, I cover Versarien (VRS), Audioboom (BOOM) and Advance Energy (ADV). 

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120 days ago

Video: watch for Fed volte face on rate rises and housing crash

Analyst, Danielle DiMartino Booth, is my sort of bird. Her warnings about US rates apply equally well to the UK, and she is bang on the money.

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121 days ago

Zak Mir and the company created by a convicted pump and dumper (Genflow) – more COIs vicar?

THIS article yesterday exposed the activities of Mr. Ron Bauer and his known associate Mr. Adrian Beeston. Now let us see the hook up with my old pal, the Sith Lord Zak Mir and what appars to be a horrific quid pro quo. Or maybe it is just a coincidence…

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121 days ago

Letter to the FCA Re Genflow – suspension needed now: what sort of pump and dump is it?

After yesterday’s bombshell, HERE, the FCA must suspend trading in Genflow (GENF) shares. My letter is below.

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121 days ago

Two questions for loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien, as his product loses certification

Versarien (VRS) shares have surged of late: last week, they lounged at 15p; yesterday, they reached 24p. This surge is all the more remarkable given the company’s May 12 warningwithin a year, it could run out of money. My guess? The spike is driven by chatroom speculation and is, in effect, a concerted pre-placing ramp. In that vein, I have two questions for loathsome CEO, Neill Ricketts:

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121 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation – Nostra Terra must sack Matt Lofgran NOW

Yesterday, I revealed how, as CEO of Elephant Oil, Matt Lofgran had handed out 30% of its equity, gratis – most notably to a convicted pump-and-dump operator, currently facing 85 years in jail. Lofgran would happily sup with the devil, so as to get away an IPO, which would have netted him an immediate $500,000 and a 100% pay rise. I have thus written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation.

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121 days ago

Malcolm Stacey’s Money Tree Quest, Part 4 (as relayed by his diarist, Tom Winnifrith)

The quest began on Monday, hence Malcolm’s absence in Sicily.   He was promised an early start for Wednesday, but a day of disappointment followed. Perhaps, Thursday was more productive. His diarist explains…

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121 days ago

Sajid Javid on breaking Covid rules - why it is so easy to hate the Tories

Having voted Tory in 2019  for which I apologise, yet again  there are so many reasons to despise the party. But its approach to Covid rule-breaking, as demonstrated by Sajid Javid, is yet another one. I think of my father’s funeral, as only 30 could attend.

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122 days ago

Photo article from a French beach - the topless birds and the Muslims

Madame Le Pen would ban Muslim headgear. In some places, Burkinis are banned. And so, I bring you the view from directly in front of where Joshua, Olaf and I sat.

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123 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh hovel - what is this monster?

The Mrs is surviving without me and Joshua, and, this morning, encountered the creature below – just a few feet outside the main door. According to her, it was 3-4 inches long. She slid a spade underneath, and flung it away. I might have used the spade to smash it on the head. So, what is it?

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129 days ago

BREAKING: Julie Meyer MBE parts company with 2 more lawyers and loses appeal against jail term as a new High Court judge slates her

Oh dear. Oh dear.  Her lawyer and her barrister quit on Ms. Lingerie on Expenses eight days before her appeal against a contempt of court ruling and a 6 month jail sentence. Presumably, like all the 36 other firms of lawyers who have parted company with Julie Meyer MBE, they objected to not being paid.  Julie did not appear in person in Court for reasons Lord Justice Males could only conclude were related to her desire to avoid a stretch in Holloway. His ruling is below in full.

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129 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ding Dong the Bird is gone!

First of all I ask that the 94% of you yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks do so HERE so that we surge past 25% of target ( without gift aid) tonight. Go on. Then I look at Jubilee Metals (JLP), Restaurant Group (RTN),Purplebricks (PURP), Vast Resources (VAST), BT (BT.A) and the windfall oil tax and why the Tories have utterly lost the plot.  Then at Genflow (GENF) and Nostra Terra (NTOG) and the massive scandal I exposed today HERE & HERE.   

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129 days ago

SHOCKING EXPOSE: What on earth were the FCA, Matt Lofgran and Disgraced Gavin Burnell thinking of dealing with Ron Bauer?

I suppose the criminal pump and dumper Ron Bauer might argue that it is he who has suffered reputational damage from dealing with Gavin Burnell of Globo (GBO) fraud infamy but a shocking new document has now come to light which begs massive questions for Burnell, Matt Lofgran of Nostra Terra (NTOG) and indeed of the FCA.

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129 days ago

Headlam – AGM trading update, further profit progress: BUY

Floorcoverings distributor group Headlam (HEAD) has issued an AGM trading update including that it “continues to be comfortable with profit expectations for the year”. So what of a current 338p share price?

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129 days ago

BREAKING - MAJOR CITY EXPOSE: Nostra’s Lofgran & disgraced Gavin Burnell in bed with penny share pump & dumper facing 85 years US jail – real problems for Red Rock Resources, Genflow, Zak Mir and more

This is a major scandal – one that will create massive embarrassment for those operating in the depths of the AIM, Aquis and Standard List sewers. And for Matt Lofgran of Nostra Terra (NTOG), his buddy, Gavin Burnell of the Globo (GBO) fraud, and Novum infamy, it poses a major question of what they knew and when.

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129 days ago

Malcolm Stacey’s Sicilian adventure & Money Tree quest, part 3 (as relayed by his diarist, Tom Winnifrith)

The quest began on Monday, hence Malcolm’s absence in Sicily.   He was promised an early start on Wednesday, so what happened? His diarist explains…

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129 days ago

Tom Winnifrith: Chris L, my lawyers will be in touch

I’m sorry, but I have a reputation to protect. This is all to do with an excellent cause, which 94% of you are yet to support. Please do so, HERE. I then discuss Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV); Amigo (AMGO); Versarien (VRS); THG (THG); Morses Club (MCL); and Argo Blockchain (SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOF).

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129 days ago

Anglo Asian Mining – 2021 results, production boost ahead

Miner in Azerbaijan, Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) states that it “is pleased to announce its final audited results for the year ended 31 December 2021”. However, the shares are down to 85p to buy in response.

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129 days ago

Argo’s Peter Wall exercises options and acts like a dick, insulting our intelligence

A smattering of not that materially large share purchases by Argo Blockchain (ARB) PDMRs was announced today, together with news that big cheese Peter Wall  has exercised options over 430,000 Ordinary Shares. The statement that follows, again, shows what a dick he is and why he is playing us all as fools.

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130 days ago

BREAKING: Petro Matad fails to raise £2 million, placing aborted

Oh dear, oh dear, we really must be in a bear market. Last July Petro Matad (MATD) raised $10million at 3.5p…

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130 days ago

Purplebricks warns and this is just the beginning of the pain and of the end game

Though some bien pensants like Neil Woodford and top share blogger Paul Scott insisted that Purplebricks (PURP) was a long-term disruptor of the word of Estate Agencies. The reality was that it was a piss poor way to sell houses and a company that could only survive in a fizzingly hot housing market. Well guess what?

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130 days ago

Malcolm Stacey’s Sicilian adventure & Money Tree quest part 2 (as relayed by his diarist Tom Winnifrith)

The quest began yesterday, hence Malcolm’s absence in Sicily. Now events move on as his diarist explains…

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131 days ago

Diane Abbott - you will burn in hell with your IRA friends

How many of those Diane Abbott represents were murdered by the IRA? She does not care, as the tweet below shows.

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131 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 2 great pretences

They are that auditors suffer any personal loss if the FRC sanctions them and that death spiral providers go long of shares. In the podcast I discuss Asimilar (ASLR), Dev Clever (DEV), Simec Atlantic (SAE), Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Amigo (AMGO) and Vast Resources (VAST). It goes without saying but I say so anyway: If you are among the 95% PLEASE COUGH UP NOW HERE

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131 days ago

Amigo shares back and spiked: still a monster short

At 4.05 PM yesterday Amigo (AMGO) announced that the High Court had approved its reconstruction and revised new business scheme. With the FCA having withdrawn its opposition to the scheme, following revisions, that was no shock at all. And seeing the shares fly to 9p at the open was also no great shock given the utterly insane ramping by Bulletin Board Morons and others of this Parish who should know better. But the shares are now back at 7.5p and are a fabulous short.

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131 days ago

Macfarlane – Germany acquisition, set to accelerate growth

Packaging group Macfarlane (MACF“is pleased to announce the acquisition of PackMann Gesellschaft für Verpackungen und Dienstleistungen mbH, a protective packaging distribution business based in Eppelheim near Heidelberg, Germany”, emphasising it is to accelerate the growth of its protective packaging business in Northern Europe. Crazy name eh! German is such an amazing language. But a good deal.

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131 days ago

Told y’all: Vast Resources, no bear squeeze, but a new spoof

The rogues who run Vast Resources (VAST) insisted in a  string of RNS statements that it would not allow death spiral Atlas to convert a final $800,000 of loan notes into shares which it had already forward sold. The Bulletin Board morons made the schoolboy error of believing a word that Vast said and insisted there was a bear squeeze. Guess what?

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131 days ago

Malcolm Stacey’s Sicilian adventure & Money Tree quest part 1 (as relayed by his diarist Tom Winnifrith)

I am off on my annual quest to find the magic money tree which I know exists and can solve all of the world’s problems. Just harvest the tree and Government debt will disappear. Then harvest it again and the government can give more money to everyone to help them deal with inflation. It is so simple. I just can’t see why Uncle Tom and other wicked Tories just don’t get it.

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131 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Tortilla Mexican Grill just does not taste right and as for Chilango

I start with the usual. 94.5% of you have yet to donate despite the cows, nettles and thorn bush of the weekend. Go on, just a tenner for Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, you know it makes sense. Please donate HERE. In today’s podcast I discuss Vin Murria and M&C Saatchi (SAA), the scoundrels at Ince (INCE) and Deepverge (DVRG), Vast Resources (VAST), Audioboom (BOOM) and then I take a very detailed look at Tortilla Mexican Grill (MEX) as it buys Chilango. This looks all wrong and another membr of the 2021 IPO hall of shame. 

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131 days ago

Hang on Vin Murria - you cannot have it both ways!

As you know, I believe that the saintly Vin Murria, the thinking man’s Cheryl Cole, can do almost nothing wrong. But I think she is being a little naughty on the matter of M&C Saatchi (SAA), trying to have it both ways. Let me explain.

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131 days ago

Eight Capital Partners insane news- read across is that the end game approaches for the fraud [email protected] Capital

Follow the money…this is all about how Alessandro Zamboni, the CEO of the fraud Supply ME Capital (SYME) has dumped all, or nearly all, his shares in the fraud while pretending that he has not. But the net is closing in on the scam as today’s announcement from Aquis listed Eight Capital Partners (ECP) run by ex Supply chairman Dominic White makes clear.

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131 days ago

SHOCKER FROM THE AIM SEWER: Ince, the timing of today’s profits warning appears almost fraudulent

If I was a shareholder in corporate advisor Arden (ARDN) and had, in late April, swapped my stock for shares in legal and accounting firm Ince Group (INCE) I would be calling my lawyer right now as Ince has only just served up a profits warning for the year ended 31 March 2022.

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132 days ago

If socialists could do basic maths, they wouldn't act like such arses

Meet Terry Wilson. He can’t count, as you can see below. That is why he is a socialist.

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132 days ago

BREAKING: Bidstack’s new investor of PPE useless covid masks infamy doesn't give a FF about disclosure rules

Bidstack (BIDS) has surprising news today of a new investor. Well: shit always attracts flies. Why would anyone buy shares in the market when the company’s FY results out just a few weeks ago explicitly warned of a looming cash crisis and need for an urgent equity refinance? Step forward Timmy Horlick, let me explain.

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132 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I don't give a feck what Nick Train says about Hargreaves & Neil Woodford, he misses the point and has called this horribly wrong

I start with the cows, my red face and pain. Read all about it HERE and then urge you to leave the 95% and make a donation to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE. Then I discuss Hargreaves Lansdown (HL.), Neil Woodford and whining underperforming fund manager Nick Train of Lindsell Train

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132 days ago

Video: The Most Bullish Precious Metals Setup in my 38-Year Career

Analyst Peter Grandich says his  clients tell him that it’s difficult to get goods and prices are rising quickly. Yet, the Fed’s ability to deal with inflation seems limited.  Peter says that the lockdown created secondary effects on supply chains, and now things are becoming compounded with China and Russia and the Fed’s tools are largely useless at correcting this situation.

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132 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: UK Investor & harassed by a herd of cows leaving me in utter agony

I was not at the show, but have had feedback. What were your takeaways from Vin Murria, Adam Reynolds, Nigel Wray et al? Please do post in the comments section. Instead, I was on a 23-mile walk. I report on the good news and also how, thanks to a herd of cows, I am in complete agony tonight. Photos tomorrow, as bed beckons. Think of my complete pain and, if you are among the 95% of listeners yet to donate, please do so HERE.

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132 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: slagging me off in an interview won't land you a job

Tomorrow’s training walk really will start at 4.30 AM. I promise. If you are among the naughty 95% yet to donate, please do so HERE. After that, there is more work on the Ha-Ha, ahead of a new idea which I will announce next week. I start with how NOT to get a job, when I was the one who got you an interview! I end with why this year, it will be I, not Malcolm, who calls the housebuilders right. In between, I discuss a share my SIPP bought yesterday; the fund and games with Vin Murria at M&C Saatchi (SAA); Cellular Goods (CBX); and THG (THG).

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132 days ago

Video: Stay in cash now, look to buy gold in H2

Analyst, Chris Puplava, argues that Fed rate hikes don’t always result in recessions. He believes there is no spare capacity to compensate for a slowdown and, therefore, the Fed is limited in its ability to control inflation. The November elections are always a factor, and he doesn’t expect the Fed will tighten aggressively into the fall. Mortgage rate hikes, he argues, are already impacting the housing markets, as the interest rate pain threshold has been more pronounced with every debt cycle.

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132 days ago

Imperial Brands – interims, still some Income value

Imperial Brands (IMB) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2022 emphasising “stabilisation of our core combustible business” and “successful consumer trials validate our approach and strengthen our confidence in our Next Generation Product strategy”. This sounds encouraging.

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132 days ago

BREAKING: Eurasia Mining - if its new director is independent (as claimed) I am a banana, this stinks even more

With yet another hat tip to reader J, I bring you evidence that, on Wednesday, Eurasia Mining (EUA) deceived investors with regard to its new “Independent” non-executive director. Proper companies simply do not behave in this way.

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132 days ago

Naughty, Naughty Bixby and Edwards - writing is on the wall at Cellular Goods, as rules broken again

The writing is on the wall for Cellular Goods (CBX), the CBD company floated by Jonathan Bixby, Mike Edwards, Andy Frangos, Peter Wall of Argo Blockchain (ARB) infamy, and serial liar, John Story.

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132 days ago

AltynGold – Q1 update, shares up but subsequent detail to spark them further?

Gold miner in Kazakhstan, AltynGold (ALTN) states that it “is pleased to announce its 1Q22 production update” and the shares have moved up to 130p, so what’s the latest?

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133 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - who'd have guessed that David Beckham was not a stock picker?

As you grow old, you should learn from investing. In that vein, I discuss my 1997 encounters with Adonis Pouroulis of Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR), and why I’d not touch Chariot with a bargepole. I also discuss investing in a bear market, what we should do and the irrational decisions others will make, looking at AAA, Asimilar (ASLR) and Audioboom (BOOM). I then examine Guild ESports (GILD), and what I believe is an upcoming placing at 1p. That will also kick Cellular Goods (CBX) in the golden balls. Finally, I discuss renting out the Greek Hovel, as you can see HERE, and urge the 95% of listeners yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, to do so HERE.

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133 days ago

Eurasia Mining- if its new director is independent (as claimed) I am a banana

With a hat tip to reader J, here is another red flag. That is to say, Eurasia Mining (EUA) deceiving investors with the first RNS, after its utterly unexplained share suspension.

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133 days ago

Fevertree – why today’s trading update is good for the bears, even though there is no warning. Yet. Stay short!

Fevertree (FEVR) has issued a trading update, which seems to read well, but the shares are down and will fall further.  Let me explain.

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133 days ago

Verditek statement needed asap – the Fat Lady is gargling, is she not?

Each January, AIM-listed Verditek (VDTK) – chaired by Tory toff, Lord David Willetts – would issue a trading statement, covering the calendar year. It was never anything to write home about, as, despite announcing huge orders ahead of a discounted placing, none would turn into actual er….orders. So, this was typically a January confessional. But in 2022, there was no trading statement.

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133 days ago

If you’d like to rent the Greek hovel this summer or winter

The Greek Hovel is now, after eight years, complete. No longer a hovel, it is a luxury eco palace, with a pool operational from early June to the end of September, a massive library and all mod cons. The thick stone walls keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If you fancy some splendid isolation in the Paddy Leigh Fermor land of the Mani, it is the place to be. And it is now available for rent, as you can see below.

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133 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Special Agent Dick Barton fecks it up

In today’s podcast, I suggest 3 questions you should ask of a certain speaker at UK Investor, and I shall be very proud of anyone who has the nerve to do so! I look at Eurasia Mining (EUA); Kavango Resources (KAV), run by flip-flop, Ben Turney; Strip Tinning (STG); Deepverge (DVRG); Audioboom (BOOM); and Nanosynth (NNN), where I slash my target price to 0.1p. 95% of you have yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. Come on, I am sure you can spare a tenner – please do give HERE.

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133 days ago

Argo Blockchain – Q1 numbers an attempted distraction from the current emergency

Bitcoin did not crash during Q1; that happened later. As such, today’s Q1 numbers are irrelevant. Even so, as you would expect from the scallywags who run this company, Argo serves up a masterclass in the study of what a “profit” is. It is, of course, just a matter of opinion.

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133 days ago

Congratulations to Vast Resources - a hat trick of spoofs since May 3!

First, there was Atlas’ pledge not to dump any more shares – which it immediately did. Then came the idea it had cleared its death spiral debt, with the buried-deep-in-the-release admission that it had taken out another. Spoof two! Today, Vast Resources (VAST) becomes a hat-trick hero in the AIM sewer hall of infamy.

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133 days ago

Jubilee Metals – expansion delivery, financial delivery to follow...

Jubilee Metals (JLP) has announced a performance update of its new and expanded fully integrated South African Inyoni PGM and chrome operations and its Zambian southern copper strategy. So what’s the situation, with the shares having responded up to 15.4p?

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133 days ago

From corporate piss artist to legendary actual artist - the fall and rise of Clem Chambers in pictures

Thanks to Yair Tauman, he is no longer able to draw a £300,000 salary and an even bigger expense account at ADVFN (AFN), so what now for Clem Chambrs? There was the hilarious attempt to stag the disastrous IPO of Lift Global Ventures, but a man needs more in life. So as you can see below Clem is now a celebrated artist with his work showing later this week in a “flash” exhibition in Paris. In case you are in Frogland I also bring you a couple of Clem’s masterpieces. They don’t float my boat but maybe you have a “different” taste?

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133 days ago

Eurasia – suspension lifted, an insane twist but what did the Nomad REALLY say to the moron?

On Monday 16 May at 7.40 AM, shares in AIM listed Bulletin board darling Eurasia Mining (EUA) were temporarily suspended at just under 8p “pending an announcement.” At 6.18PM on Tuesday 17th  (today) came that announcement. Eurasia “confirms it has no material new developments to notify” and so trading will resume on Wednesday 18th. So the shares were suspended for two days for an announcement that nothing had changed. That is insane. It gets more insane.

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133 days ago

Lucian Miers: Amigo the simplest UK slam dunk short, target price 2p ( now 6.35p)

Lucian Miers’ (the bear raider) top three UK short positions are:

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133 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a Google search for buy furniture online

In today’s podcast, I look at: Vast Resources (VAST) and the bogus bear squeeze; Eurasia Mining (EUA); Powerhouse Energy (PHE); Kinovo (KINO) and the fallout from my scoop yesterday, which is now confirmed; Made.com (MADE); and why Petropavlovsk (POG) is a zero. Also, do grab a (free) ticket to UK Investor on Saturday; tomorrow, I shall give the question you must ask one of the presenters. The Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks have now raised 21% of their target. To the 95% of listeners yet to donate, please do so HERE.

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133 days ago

Video: You Can’t Print More Commodities

30-year mining veteran, “Andy”, discusses how everything in markets comes down to supply and demand. Logistics, contracts, and shipping are all essential factors in trade. Markets are complex, and risk mitigation is important, especially with the fluctuating prices of commodities. Sometimes, margins are tight, and companies can easily lose money – particularly if they’re not hedged accordingly.

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133 days ago

Catenae Innovation: only a partial ‘fess up: the future looks bleak

Naughty, naughty Nomad Liam Murray of Cairn Financial for signing off on today’s release from AIM perma-dog Catenae (CTEA) for it is only a partial ‘fess up. With the shares already suspended for failing to gt accounts out for the yar to September 30 2021, things look truly grim.

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133 days ago

Eurasia Mining suspended - here is a new theory as to why

Yesterday at 7.40 AM, an RNS appeared saying that trading in shares in Eurasia Mining (EUA) had been “temporarily suspended pending an announcement.”  24 hours later we still have no news. Good news travels fast, etc, etc.  I considered possible reasons for the suspension HERE but, there is another possibility.

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134 days ago

Photo article: Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks training walk - agony as the cows attack

On June 11, myself and seven other rogue bloggers will walk the 34 miles from Winchester Cathedral to Woodlarks. I can now say that I will complete the walk after yesterday’s training effort of 23 miles. But that is three weeks away so now is a great time to sponsor me HERE. To encourage you to donate, let me tell you about the pain of yesterday and show you the reason: the cows, or bulls as they were advertised.

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136 days ago

Under useless Tories the country is coming apart at the seams - Richard Littlejohn

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10834969/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-look-country-appears-coming-apart-seams.html

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136 days ago

David Lenigas - yet another apology

I may have, in the past, suggested that Mr David Lenigas was a shameless spiv who promoted worthless penny shares via either dramatic exaggeration or, as in the case of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) even worse. I may have suggested that Big Dave talks out of his posterior and should be whipped out of town and sent back to his native Australia where the core DNA will make him feel right at home. If so, I apologise.

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136 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: is it game over for Petropavlovsk?

In today’s podcast, I cover Eurasia Mining (EUA), Made.com (MADE), Vast Resources (VAST) and Petropavlovsk (POG). I have more shocking news on Kinovo (KINO), whose shares should be suspended, and discuss FinnCrap (FCAP). I promise never to mention the company again if its CEO, smug Sam Smith, donates £100,000 to rogue bloggers for Woodlarks. Of course, she won’t. So I must ask the 95% of Bearcast listeners yet to chip in: please make your donation, HERE  We are now at 20% of target – go on, make it 21% by tomorrow!

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136 days ago

Eurasia Mining shares suspended - place your bets on why!

At 7.40 AM, an RNS appeared, announcing that trading in Eurasia Mining (EUA) shares had been “temporarily suspended pending an announcement.” It is now 1 PM, and there has been no announcement. So, what is going on? It could be good news for the shareholders, though I suspect it may not be. But who knows?

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136 days ago

SHOCKING: Made.com – another disastrous 2021 IPO unravels – is anybody on the board not resigning?

It is only ten and a half months since online furniture seller Made.com (MADE) listed on the Main Market, raising £100million by issuing new shares at 200p while existing shareholders lobbed out a cheeky £90 million of stock onto gullible institutions. Today, after a dismal profits warning, the shares are just 56p to sell. Meanwhile another rat has left the sinking ship as it burns through its ill gotten IPO gains ever more rapidly.

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136 days ago

UPDATED: Vast Resources repays 1 death spiral but buries news that it is taking out another death spiral – another spoof! And then Atlas weighs in - pure comedy

Vast Resources (VAST) is blessed with having the dumbest investors going.  They fell for the last spoof RNS which, in a just world, would see the issuers banned from the markets, and bid the (worthless) shares up to 2.4p. Today there is a new monster spoof and the shares are 56% up to 1.3p offering the bears another chance for a slam dunk free short.  The company says it has refinanced its Atlas death spiral leading the “marks” to assume that there is no more death spiral overhang. But buried at the bottom of the release is ????

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137 days ago

If you’d like to rent the Greek hovel this year…

The Greek Hovel is now, after eight years, complete. No longer a hovel it is a luxury eco palace with a pool operational from early June until the end of September, a massive library and all mod cons. The thick stone walls keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If you fancy splendid isolation in the Paddy Leigh Fermor land of the Mani, it is the place to be. And it is now available for rent as you can see below.

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137 days ago

Julie Meyer bashes the Queen, creates North Anglesey & abuses the Welsh, say she is infested with frogs (the French) - her most insane email yet: follow the ouzo

Still branding herself after the colour of her hair dye, the blonde, Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer is today again spamming her GPDR non-compliant mailing list trying to persuade folks to join her at her latest investment conference.  This email from the fugitive from a 6 month jail term here in the UK is her most insane yet. She insults the French, the Queen and invests a whole new island off Wales, North Anglesey. It is of course just Anglesey, or rather Yns Mon. Maybe she should visit the place as the North Wales Police are keen to have a word following her recent wasting of Police time.

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137 days ago

Crypto is not a ponzi - everything explained in one tweet

After the crypto crash here is a handy summary of how the industry works, all in just one tweet. It is not a ponzi.

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137 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: okay, I lied!

In this podcast, I discuss a double dose of suffering – but not that which I promised – and beg you to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks, HERE. I also discuss two companies where something stinks badly: HUI International (HUI) and Audioboom(BOOM). And, yes, I have seen the story in the loathsome Mail on Sunday. It stinks, too!

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137 days ago

More barking-mad spam from Julie "Lingerie on Expenses" Meyer, as she continues to flee justice and a 6 month jail term

Now describing herself as “the blonde”, after the colour of hair dye she uses nowadays, Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer is struggling to persuade fund managers to attend her Greek conference. For the spam to her mailing list comes almost daily, and is increasingly insane.  Today’s offering is a classic. Julie compares herself to Meghan Markle, driven out of Britain only by a hostile press. So, nothing to do with that six months in Holloway, then?

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137 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Young Steve makes an excellent point and enjoy what will be agony for me tomorrow

His point is about the structure of one of a raft of uber-dog IPOs of 2021, Seraphime (BUMP). But that structure is common to a number of other dogs and willl be their downfall. I am in agony as I prepare for bed for reasons explained HERE. But tomorrow I shall do a 20 mile Woodlarks training walk none the less. Please think of my extreme pain as I walk towards Chester and if you are among the 96% of listeners yet to donate to this great cause please do so HERE 

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137 days ago

AEX Gold – adds further exploration potential, still a Buy

AEX Gold (AEXG) is pleased to announce its addition of mineral exploration licences No. 2020-41 and 2021-11, covering areas in South Greenland.

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137 days ago

Video: Bond Market is Going to Force the Fed to Pivot - an 80% correction in equities on the way

This is a cheery way to start the weekend. Analyst David Hunter does not mince his words. He discusses how:

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137 days ago

#FakeNews alert: BBC Blames Global Warming For India’s (Not Unusual) Heatwave - Paul Homewood

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2022/05/18/bbc-blame-global-warming-for-indias-not-unusual-heatwave/#more-56611

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138 days ago

The Athletics of disgraceful money wasting Wrexham Tory MP Sarah Atherton

She is not for the avoidance of doubt, the 4th Tory MP in as many weeks finding themselves in a sex scandal.  I am not allowed to say who the latest one, an alleged rapist, is but five minutes digging on the internet will let you know who it is.  Sarah Atherton’s shaming is all to do with football.

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138 days ago

SHOCKING ADMISSION: HUI International – its adviser admits what a shit show of incompetence this is!

I pointed out in bearcast yesterday the utterly whiffy state of affairs at HUI International (HUI),the bastard little sister of Powerhouse Energy (PHE) with regard to a 500,000 Euro investment in Irish company Trifol Resources Ltd. An advisor has now made a shocking admission to me…

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138 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Elon Musk, you are not a Messiah but a very naughty boy - Twitter bid on hold

In today’s podcast, I discuss Elon Musk and Twitter; Vast Resources (VAST) & associated scumbags; Optibiotix (OPTI); Condor Gold (CNR) and why comrade Jim Mellon must pay up soon; and the complete and utter Irish jackanory spouted by Hydrogen Utopia (HUI) and Powerhouse Resources (PHE): those holding shares in either company are certifiable.  We are now just £68 away from £10,000 in the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks (plus gift aid) fundraise. On Sunday, I really will do a 20-mile training walk. If you are amongst the 96% of listeners yet to donate, please do so today, HERE.

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138 days ago

Vast Resources, death spiral provider Atlas and Nomad Roland “Fatty Cornish” bring AIM into disrepute – letter to AIM Regulation

Today’s shocking news is not evidence of illegal behaviour, I am told by a member of the death spiral community. I am not so sure. But investors were indeed deceived by Vast Resources (VAST), Atlas and Beaumont Cornish, which signed off on the May 3 release. The incident brings “the world’s most successful growth market” into disrepute, and I have written to Marcus Stuttard, the bogus Sheriff and head of the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation, urging him to investigate possible illegality and to censure all those involved.

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138 days ago

Boatman hammers Argo Blockchain again

Bitcoin has rallied overnight, and is back above $30,000; that will, no doubt, convince more millennials that BOTFD is the way to make money in a Ponzi. But will the rally continue? If not, this poses – as I flagged up yesterday, here – massive questions for Argo Blockchain (ARB). Bear raider, Boatman, which exposed a host of red flags at Argo, took to Twitter to raise additional issues, and we followed up with an e-chat.

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138 days ago

BREAKING: Even by her standards, this email from Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer MBE is ultra-bonkers!

Ms “Lingerie on Expenses” has rebranded herself as “the blonde”. Even that claim is untrue, I am reliably informed. But, as she flees British Justice and a six-month jail term, Meyer has sent out an email inviting folks to her next summit in Greece.  The poor bubbles: have they not suffered enough already?  This is one of her most bonkers communications to date, as you can see below.

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138 days ago

Vast Resources & Death Spiral provider Atlas – spoofed y’all as punters mugged for £1.5 million

Ha, gotcha. What a spoof. On May 3rd, Death Spiral provider, Atlas, and Vast Resources (VAST) made an RNS statement, announcing that Atlas would not convert any more loan notes. The stock was a ten-bagger in days, going from 0.02375p to a peak of 0.24p. Well, guess what? I do hope the morons buying were well-lubed up!

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138 days ago

Macfarlane – AGM trading update, upgrades after half-year?

Packaging group Macfarlane (MACF) has announced “a solid start to 2022, with first quarter sales and profits from continuing operations ahead of the same period in 2021… expectations for the full year are unchanged”. So what of a current 120.5p share price?

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138 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is this the beginning of the end of Peter Wall?

In today’s podcast, I discuss the FTSE 100 sliding; bitcoin’s crash; Coinbase; Online Blockchain (OBC); Argo Blockchain (ARB) and 3 questions Peter Wall MUST answer; Cellular Goods (CBX), where Wall today stepped down as chair (odd timing); Verditek (VDTK); the shame of Innovate UK and ex-footballer and NFT spiv, Michael Owen; Petropavlovsk (POG); and Versarien (VRS), where a cash crisis looms. Now, to brace myself: the mother-in-law will arrive at her new home in just a few hours.

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138 days ago

GOTCHA! Versarien 12 month interims – admits to funding black hole!

As its old auditor walked, and the new one needed more time, today’s results for the 12 months to March are unaudited interims – the prelims will be for the 18 months to 30 September. But one cannot dodge the numbers: even Neill Ricketts is forced to ‘fess that Versarien (VRS) may soon run out of other folks’ cash. Anyone holding the shares is, thus, certifiably insane.

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138 days ago

Caption Contest from senior AIM geologist in the field

Apparently the charmer below was discovered yesterday in a hut in the village where a senior AIM geologist is on site right now. I invite you, to consider what you see and supply a suitable caption for the photo in the comments section below. I shall kick off with:

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139 days ago

Lift Global Ventures - did the UK’s top chartist, Zak Mir, predict this 2 week share price collapse?

Lift Global Ventures (LFT) – a cash shell that buys assets in the financial media world – was listed at 3p on 29 April, after a fundraise which brought in £1.73 million. That, we are told, was “oversubscribed”, which is obviously a testimony to the brilliance of its CEO, the Sith Lord Zak Mir. Every bandit in town is on the shareholder list, as well as upstanding blue-chip investors like David Lenigas and ex ADVFN boss, Clem “a legend in his own expenses lunchtime” Chambers.

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139 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - thoughts for Malcolm, Cliff, Nigel, Paddington Bear & Chris

I start with some great news: my mother-in-law is moving to the next village tomorrow. Watch out Farndon! Then, I look at Trafalgar New Homes (TRAF); Fevertree (FEVR); Mirriad (MIRI); [email protected] Capital (SYME); Dignity (DTY); and Zephyr Energy (ZPHR).

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139 days ago

Letter to the FCA & FRC- time to suspend shares in Supply, it is insolvent

In just two weeks, the new death spiral provider, Venus, has dumped 3.32 billion shares on Bulletin Board Morons. If it is allowed to, it will likely dump another 15-20 billion. But the fraud, [email protected] Capital (SYME), is insolvent even with the Venus cash, as I noted earlier.  I have asked the FCA to step in and save private investors from being mugged.

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139 days ago

Ouzo for the perma bears – Mirriad shares tank on dire numbers and piss poor excuses

I warned comrade Malcolm Stacey and you all that his March 7 enthusiasm for advertising group Mirriad (MIRI) was misplaced and dire results with a piss poor set of excuses vindicate this perma bear once again. Crack out the ouzo.  At 21p, down 14% so far today, the market cap is £59 million making this still a stonking short.

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139 days ago

The insolvent fraud [email protected] Capital – where is the TR1 from death spiral merchant Venus Capital?

On 27 April, the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) announced that it had issued 2,770,000,000 shares to death spiral provider Venus and on 10 May it announced that it had issued a further 550,000,000 shares to Venus following which its issued share capital is now 40,789,339,950.  If Venus was, as some, of the Bulletin Board Morons are suggesting building a stake then it would now have a stake of 8.1 %.

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139 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My £5 bet with Cliff Weight of ShareSoc

Cliff admits he will lose, so has decently added £5 to his Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks donation. Why not join him? Leave the 96% of listeners yet to donate, and chip in today, HERE. The bet is on Zephyr Energy (ZPHR), where Cliff is long (and wrong). I offer him the chance to double up with a bet on Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), following its bonkers RNS yesterday. But I think he is too smart to take that. I also look at Versarien (VRS), Eden Research (EDEN), Kefi (KEFI), and Amur Minerals (AMC), on a day of water triumph at the Greek Hovel. How I wish I was there.

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139 days ago

Kavango Resources: Would Ben Turney of old slate this slick promoter for sophistry or worse?

In the old days of editing this website, flip flop Ben Turney would skewer penny share promoters for deceiving investors. These days, flip flop runs Sub Standard Listed Kavango Resources (KAV), which today raised £750,000 at 3p, Friday’s closing offer price.  The RNS is bure bunkum, but there is worse.

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139 days ago

Kinovo - letter to AIM Regulation, suspension & enquiry into Canaccord needed now

After my weekend revelations, following on from Friday’s bombshell admission of rank dishonesty, I had expected Kinovo (KINO) shares to be suspended by now. For those weekend reports suggest that, very soon, the company will be reliant on its banks for survival. I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation about what is a major scandal of non-disclosure.

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142 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel: Before and after lavender shots

The garden I created in the area once known as the jungle sits about 4-6 foot, depending on where you are, above the lane that leads to the Welsh Hovel. You may remember that last year I lined it with lavender bushes. Then came the weeds.

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145 days ago

ITV finds the dumbest person in the whole of Wales as our leaders plan to spunk £15m a year on more politicians

An ageing population, more covid deaths (pro rata) than England, a post-industrial and weak economy and a piss poor rugby team, Wales has real problems. So what is the answer? Of course: we need more politicians!

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146 days ago

BREAKING: GOTCHA! Senior Tory Earl, of Shrewsbury, forced to apologise over cash for questions after Tom Winnifrith expose

The judgement out today  from the Lords Standards Commissioner is below. Tory Toff, the Earl of Shrewsbury has been forced to apologise for asking questions in the house without declaring an interest following my complaint. Gotcha!

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146 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Beer & Popcorn with Peter Wall and the Argo Blockchain comedy show

I discuss today’s minor triumph regarding the rule breaking Tory Toff Earl of Shrewsbury and if inflation is not hitting some of us. I look at Vast Resources (VAST) and Avacta (AVCT) but in far more detail Amur Minerals (AMC) and then Argo Blockchain (ARB). There was no Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks training walk yesterday as I was aching so much from 10 hours gardening on Saturday. Instead I did another eight hours gardening here at the Welsh Hovel. I will post some photos later but I promise you that my body really ached today. Please enjoy my suffering but do not remain among the 97% of listeners yet to donate to this amazing cause, please make a donation – if only a fiver or a tenner – today HERE

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146 days ago

BREAKING: Amur Minerals announces sale of assets but not what was promised and buyer could/should be sanctioned

On 25 January Amur Minerals (AMC) announced that it was in talks to sell its Russian Mining assets “at an indicative price of up to £100 million.”  Today came the actual deal and it raises big questions. Let’s start with the price!

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146 days ago

Chill Brands – now an open offer at 2p, good money after bad

he comedy shit show from the liars and fraudsters at Chill Brands (CHLL) continues. Well, I guess that it is not so funny if you paid 110p last year to see new shares offered at 2p but then folks cannot say that they were not warned by my good self well over 200 times! In today’s instalment of beer and popcorn we discover…

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146 days ago

LIARS Andrew Male & Love Hemp – a gold medal for implausible bullshit: this is NOT acceptable

Love Hemp (LIFE), the pot play backed by boxer Anthony Joshua, and its executive chairman Andrew Male are liars, they are prepared to deceive investors in a material and repeated way. That is beyond doubt and nothing will ever change the character of Male and thus the company he runs. That is why Peterhouse resigned as its corporate advisor and the shares were suspended. Today, with NED Graham Mullis of Novacyt (NCYT) infamy leading the spinning we are served up gold standard bullshit. You could not make this up.

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146 days ago

Spot the Customer's Yachts competition sponsored by Andrew Monk and VSA Capital

Aquis listed VSA Capital (VSA) makes its dosh floating and raising money for shitty little companies on AIM, the Sub Standard List and Aquis. The photo below, from yesterday, shows its staff preparing to party in the sun. So, with a prize of some worthless shares in star VSA float AIQ Limited (AIQ), let’s all play “spot the customer’s yachts.”

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146 days ago

In the coming recession no hope if no moat

I suspect that very few investors and surprisingly few PLC directors have any idea what a recession looks like. For starters most folks in both camps are rich but in a recession, it is the poor or lower middle classes who get whacked hardest. That is especially so when it is an inflationary recession as those lower down the order tend to have the least ability to “play catch up” by forcing through pay rises. And secondly you have to be of a certain age to remember a savage inflationary recession as an adult – the last one was ended with some fairly painful medicine by the blessed Lady Thatcher forty years ago.

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146 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – The first stock my pension bought is...

You will think me mad but let me explain. Before that I discuss the growing scandal at Kinovo (KINO) and who should pay. I also discuss gardening and walking. I tortured my body with a full day of the former today (and I am not done yet) but am not sure how I will torture myself tomorrow but torture myself I shall. So please if you are among the 97% of listeners yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks please do so HERE. Finally some thoughts c/o Peter Schiff on inflation.

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146 days ago

SHOCKING EXPOSE: Kinovo – it gets far, far worse: did Canaccord check the buyer of the construction unit?

On Friday, I showed how Kinovo (KINO) had misled investors about the £5 million sale of its construction business, DCB, by hiding the fact that it could – and now is – on the hook for potentially unlimited liabilities. But, as a sharp reader explains, this scandal could be far worse.  This is truly shocking, and heads at Nomad Canaccord, or Kinovo, must surely roll.

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147 days ago

Why is history not called herstory? Because it's sexist natch! This is 2022 after all

Thousands of folks on twitter liked this picture on twitter because in 2022 sniffing out sexism is almost as virtuous as sniffing out racism althought not nearly as virtuous as sniffing out transphobia.

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148 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Dead cat bounces & thieves in the nights and an Italian job for Joshua and myself

I start with a warning of a three day possible bearcast break in the summer and explain why. And of how the cat has stolen all the e’s. Then it is onto the local elections and a warning for complacent Tories about the thief in the night. Then Cathie Wood and ARK which really is going down the plughole.  I look at new Sub Standard List IPO Kendrick Resources and give it the Bird. I cover bitcoin, Argo Blockchain (ARB), McColls (MCLS), Kinovo (KINO) – where somebody should be sacked – Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) and Powerhouse Energy (PHE) . I explain what Steve Moore should do on his weekend “lads break“in Skegness.  Oh to be young again.  Irony.  I forgot to say thanks to all those who have now donated to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. I shall be training hardagain this weekend with a day of gardening and an 18-20 mile walk. Think of my suffering and if you have donated, I thank you, If you are among the 97%of listeners who have not PLEASE DO SO HERE

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148 days ago

UPDATED McColls shares suspended having gained 53% - just how crazy is that as administrators appointed?

At 12.25 PM today embattled retailer McColls (MCLS) asked for trading in its shares to be suspended after they had gained 52%on the session to 1.75p. Trades were really going through at close to that price as “savvy” retail, investors BOTFD. Crazy.  Minutes later McColls announced it was going into administration. Only yesterday the company warned about press speculation, noting:

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148 days ago

Powerhouse Energy serves up an “Operational Update” from Ronan Keating

After eleven weeks as the latest CEO of Powerhouse Energy (PHE) Paul Drennan-Durose felt the need to reassure the morons owning this stock. And he took as his inspiration the great Ronan Keating who, as I am sure you know, sang a song about the relationship between a penny stock promoter and his gullible investors.

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148 days ago

BP – Q1 update, Income Buy

BP (BP.) has announced a first quarter of the year $20.4 billion loss… though also reduced net debt to $27.5 billion, a maintained 5.46 cents per share dividend and a proposed further $2.5 billion share buyback. So what’s going on?

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148 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Podcast: No Ulster DID NOT vote for a United Ireland

That is what the media and the liberal elitists wish to tell you but it is a a lie. Shame on them all for parroting Sinn Fein/IRA. Parties supporting a United Ireland actually lost seats on Thursday.  I explain the media’s disdain for Unionism, what actually happened and why there should, therefore under the terms of the Good Friday Agrement, be no poll on a United Ireland whatever IRA/Sinn Fein and their ignorant apologists such as Piers Morgan and the BBC suggest. 

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148 days ago

BREAKING: Kinovo – how is this anything other than outright deception as a Birthday Present to me

Surely, AIM Regulation must publicly censure Kinovo (KINO), and possibly its Nomad and broker, Canaccord Genuity. One – or both – of them has grotesquely misled investors to the tune of £8 million and rising, only fessing up to the scale of that deception today, which has sent the shares tumbling.

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148 days ago

DS Smith – “pre-close statement” and enters new financial year with confidence

Packaging company DS Smith (SMDS) has announced year ending 30th April “trading in line with management expectations… enter the next financial year with confidence”, helping the shares up to 325.6p.

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149 days ago

The Shield Therapeutics short – how’s the cash crisis going, fellas – what are your auditors saying?

When I suggested Shield Therapeutics (STX) was a nailed-down short, on the basis that it would face a cash crisis by May, my analysis was met with derision by Bulletin Board Morons. “He does not understand biotech, he does not understand Shield, he’s a failed fund manager, he is ALWAYS wrong, he works in a pizza store, he’s fleeing the UK to Greece to avoid jail”, were some of the more polite comments. It is now May, and the shares are just 17p to sell. So, what next?

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149 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I don't know what option would make me more angry

The reference is to the fact that there is only 1 candidate in the local elections where I live and he is a king sized dickhead. From that I move onto interest rates and why they should have been increased by more than 0.25%. Of course we should not be in this inflationary mess anyway. Then it is onto  Vast Resources (VAST), Trainline (TRN), Seraphime (BUMP),Parsley Box (MEAL) and musicMagpie (MMAG). I will try to complete my long promised share purchases tomorrow and to discuss them then.Thank you to all who have donated to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks.  We are now at 15% of target but still 97% of Bearcast listeners have yet to chip in. Come on, just a fiver or a tenner: please do donate now HERE. PS The reference to Kirstie Allsop and a podcast is about this one HERE

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149 days ago

Disgraced Alexander David brought down by Appointed Representatives: FCA now puts firm into deep freeze

If the FCA was not so bloody useless it would have closed down Alexander David Securities Limited (ADSL) for acting for overt frauds such as US Oil & Gas (USOP), helping them to con investors and raise money which they will never see again.  But no.. the FCA waited to act until June 29 2020 and it was not ADSL’s own crimes that landed it in the soup.

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149 days ago

E Energy – after a second warning when’s the bailout placing?

Some of those who know him say that Eenergy (EAAS) CEO Harvey Sinclair is arrogant and unpleasant. After the second profits warning of 2022 I supect that he is a bit less arrogant but as he ponders a looming funding crisis, probably more unpleasant. Advisers to this green energy play might be asking how I can suggest that there have been two warnings and why a bailout placing is almost inevitable. Here goes.

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149 days ago

Fresnillo – Q1 production ‘on target’, Buy

Fresnillo (FRES) has announced first quarter of the year production including attributable silver production of 13.28 million ounces and gold production of 0.15 million ounces and that, despite challenges, “2022 guidance remains unchanged”.

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149 days ago

Arron Banks – not just a Brexit bad boy but a spiv

Yesterday I flagged up that Arron Banks, the self styled Brexit bad boy – was tweeting about Iofina (IOF) where he had a disclosable stake.  Bankski teased “ I’ve Got plans for Iofina.” The shares ticked higher. Today a TR1.

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149 days ago

Brexit Bad Boy Arron Banks is such an Iofina tease

Having previously attempted regime change at Iofina (IOF), the self style Brexit bad boy Arron Banks cannot be considered a passive shareholder. And hence this tweet from him yesterday has seen Iofina shares nudge higher. Arron you are such a tease. But doesn’t flagging up that you are up to something make you a bit of an AIM bad boy?

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149 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: BP "record profits" a $23 bn loss & windfall tax economic illiteracy

I start on BP (BP.) and the crap talked about record profits, its actuall losses and a windfall tax.  Then I look at the Love Hemp (LIFE) scandal and who should go to jail.Then at madness at Vast Resources (VAST) and McColls (MCLS) and at why I cannot recommend a purchase in Minoan (MIN) and have not for a long time but will not stick the knife into a man who helped save my life. I look at why some Open Orphan (ORPH) shareholders should sue iii.co.uk.  Finally I have a look at Boohoo (BOO).  PS I will mention my new share purchases tomorrow if I can sort out a bit of paperwork. And PPS Thanks to the new donors to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks.we are now at 11% of target ( £5,582) but still98% of listeners have yet to donate. I am sure you can afford a fiver or a tenner, please give now HERE

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149 days ago

AEX Gold – 2021 results, significant news flow soon...

AEX Gold (AEXG) has announced 2021 calendar year results and that it “is very well placed for the year ahead and investors will have a lot of news to digest”.

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149 days ago

Argo Blockchain takes on junk bond debt but at least it is not dilutive. But it could be!

Of course CEO Peter Wall (who dumped shares at 243p a year ago AFTER starting sounding out folks about a 200p per share placing) insists that this debt is not dilutive. Really?

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149 days ago

Cineworld – another sign of the financial crisis engulfing it: target price buttons

The Mrs is threatening to take me on a hot date to see Downton Abbey at our local Cineworld (CINE). With a seventeen month old baby, any date will do. Even that one.  But will even our custom be enough to save Cineworld’s shareholders from losing almost everything? Er…no. There is more bad news today, signs that Cineworld really is scrabbling round at the back of the sofa for any loose change.

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149 days ago

Quindell fraudster Rob Terry confirms he is not trans as says that his new business is booming

No doubt the ESG loon fund manager mates of Chris Bailey will be gagging to invest in Quob Park,the new venture of Quindell fraudster Rob Terry, becuaseshowing his commitment to diversity, Rob now confirms his correct pronouns to folks who follow him on Linkedin.  Rob is “he, him” for the avoidance of doubt, as you can see below. And showing that crime does pay, Knob Park is booming and hiring. I can’t wait for the AIM IPO.

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149 days ago

SHOCKING EXPOSE: Anthony Joshua backed Love Hemp admits it lied about fund raise but lies again as advisor quits and shares suspended

First thing yesterday morning shares in Love Hemp (LIFE) the pot play backed by boxer Anthony Joshua saw its shares suspended. At 4.35 PM it fessed to the grisly truth: it had lied about a fund raise announced on 8 February. But then it carried on lying. No wonder, adviser Peterhouse has resigned.

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149 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - okay here is why Avacta and Vast are BOTH still joke valuations & why I should not sack myself

In today’s podcast I forgot to thank those who have donated to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks over the weekend. I thank you now. But c98% of listeners have yet to donate. I am sure you can manage a fiver or a tenner please do give now HERE. Then I answer a call to sack me for a Staceyesque “crime” and discuss Jubilee Metals (JLP),Yooma (YOOM), Love Hemp (LIFE) and the utter cretins at Aquis Regulation, Vast Resources (VAST) and Avacta (AVCT).

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149 days ago

McColls: it never rains but it pours

I just cannot understand how anyone still owns shares in retailer McColls (MCLS) as it is, as I have been warning since November, doomed.  The shares are down by 94%, since that prescient warning, at just 0.848p. Now, with more bad news today, the shares have only 0.848p to go to reach target.

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149 days ago

Video: Five Drivers For a Commodity Bull Market

Biy do I like economist Steve Hanke.  He concludes this interview with a claim that 95% of what appears in the Mainstream Media is wrong or irrelevant. As I work on my next Ukraine podcast, how right the good Professor is.

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149 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - on record profits warnings

I forgot to mention Woodlarks.  Thanks to those who donated  yesterday but I must keep nagging you all. Still 98.5% of bearcast listeners are yet to donate, surely you can spare a fiver! Please donate HERE.  In the podcast I consider why profits warnings are at record levels and how long they will stay at such levels and what that means.

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149 days ago

Vp plc – majority shareholder sparks formal sale process, still time to Buy

Shares in equipment rental company Vp plc (VP.) closed at 820p before the latest news. However, they are now up to 940p on news that it is now considered “appropriate to investigate the sale of the company and is therefore launching a formal sale process”. So what now?

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149 days ago

GlaxoSmithKline – Q1 update, still further share price upside as demerger nears

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced its first quarter of the year results and that it reconfirms its full-year 2022 guidance. We are well ahead on this share tip where we are also drinking our own medicine so what to do now?

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150 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I have not sacked Malcolm Stacey but as for Colin Bird

In this Bearcast I start with the pain I feel right now after a training walk knowing that 99% of Bearcast listeners have NOT donated even a fiver to the rogue bloggers for Woodlarks article. My first big training walk is described (with photos) HERE and you can make that donation HERE.  Then it is onto JubileeMetals and 2 reasons why I expect the shares to head to 25p very soon. Finally,you may have noticed Malcolm Stacey’s absence. I explain all. I don’t think I am being unreasonable.

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150 days ago

The Fraud [email protected] Me Capital – the epic scale of coming dilution exposed

Before the RNS announcement on 27 April, [email protected]ME Capital (SYME) already had 37.4 billion shares in issue.  This note sets outs out just how many shares could be issuable under this new death spiral arrangement assuming that the optional tranches get issued at the 0.05 pence per shares (whereas under the VWAP formulae the issue price could be even lower and thus even more dilutive.

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150 days ago

BREAKING: Chill Brands – FRC IS now investigating crooked interims

Earlier this week I complained to the FRC about the grotesquely misleading interims published by the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) on 28 January. Given that the company has now undertaken a bailout fund raise on the back of them, if my compliant is upheld (as it will be) surely the hapless poltroons at the FCA will have to act.  Moreover…

 
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150 days ago

Video: The Deflationary Crash is Nearly Here

Macroeconomist Henrik Zeberg warns that there is a blow-off top coming which will unfold over mid-summer. This will be followed by a deflationary bust which will take everything down. We’re going to see devastating stagflation coming later. Trades are based on human emotion, and the algos also look for these patterns.

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150 days ago

[email protected] Capital – was Mercator the big buyer of worthless shares on Friday?

The question being asked on the LSE Asylum and Twitter was who was the big buyer of [email protected] Capital’s (SYME) worthless shares at close of business on Friday.  On 22 April around 16.50 pm there were according to LSE Asylum’s share trade indicator three 90 million buys at £71,410 each and a monster 285 million buy for £228,000 at 16.35 million.  In total these buys amounting to over £440,000   

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150 days ago

ADVFN – Yair Tauman seizes control – what happens next?

I write this as someone who operates a small joint venture with ADVFN (AFN) and at this point nobody has bothered to let me know where I stand so what follows is informed speculation, I am in the dark as much as you.  Yesterday afternoon the GM results came in.

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150 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - another feckin Inset day and the Mrs is away at a conference watching cats on the internet

Cue a rant on teachers and other public sector workers! I then discuss ADVFN (AFN), Mkango Resources (MKA), Parsley Box (MEAL),McColls (MCLS), Sensyne (SENS), Petropavlovsk (POG) and Vast Resources (VAST).Then in detail I look at Nightcap (NGHT) and AO World (AO.) 

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150 days ago

Video: The Metals Bull Market isn’t Dead

Analyst and trader David Kranzler argues that the weekly economic data is indicative of the U.S. already in a recession. Eighty percent of all U.S. households have been experiencing the characteristics of a recession. Credit card usage is spiking and this is likely because people are relying on them to make ends meet. Inflation remains rampant at double digits.

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150 days ago

Winnileaks Breaking News - Julie Meyer work permit (below) expires - will the Swiss turf her out too?

For obvious reasons, involving avoiding going to the slammer, Julie “Lingerie on expenses” Meyer is not heading back to the UK or Malta any time soon. In the US she has repeatedly lied to the IRS about those unpaid taxes from 2001 and so she will not be setting foot in the land of the free either. So what of her current bolt-hole: Switzerland? Well there is a problem as, thanks to Winnileaks, you can see below.

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150 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - after 3 years the last phase of renovations underway, more beauty exposed & horrors removed

We are almost there. As of today, the Greek Hovel is now finished after eight years. We have lived at the Welsh hovel for three years and here too we are getting there as you can see below.

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150 days ago

BREAKING: Nightcap - feel that £750 an hour cashburn! Utterly misleading trading statement – bailout placing ahoy!

Dragon’s Den star, Sarah Willingham, cannot contain her excitement as she gushes about “further positive trading” in a Q3 statement, out today. She is, however, a bit shy on the record cashburn and looming cash crisis at Nightcap (NGHT), which means another bailout placing is imminent.

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150 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: An industry insider spills the beans on the new shocking [email protected] Capital death spiral

This morning, I had a long chat with an industry insider, concerning the latest death spiral from the fraud, [email protected] Capital (SYME); what I relay to you is truly shocking. Anyone holding these shares is bonkers.


 

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150 days ago

Letter to Marcus and Mark as Mkango Resources joins the FY misleading investors club

I have already flagged how Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL), and Pure Gold (PUR), misled investors by hiding auditors’ warnings. Now, Mkango Resources (MKA) has joined the deceiving club. The FCA, as regulator of the Standard List, must act. I have penned the letter below to Mark Steward at the FCA, and the bogus Sheriff of AIM, Marcus Stuttard.

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150 days ago

Shearwater – full-year trading update, ahead of expectations, don't bank gains yet!

Cybersecurity group Shearwater (SWG) has emphasised a “set of market-beating numbers… we remain excited for what the future holds”. What of a share price response up to 140p?

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151 days ago

Tom Winnnifrith podcast: The death of Roe vs Wade, an attack on abortion in America, or maybe not?

The liberal media are telling you that thanks to evil Presdent Trump loading the Supreme Court, Roe vs Wade may be overturned so meaning the end of 49 years of legal abortion in America. As ever that is just not is what is happening and at every level the Guardian/BBC/ Kirstie Allsop – with whom I was arguing about this on twitter – narrrative is just wrong. I try to explain why and – only because I am a man – have to start with my own personal involvment with abortion in order to justify what follows.

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151 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Eurasia Mining: it has been 6 months, put up or STFU

In today’s bearcast, I discuss the different regulatory failings of AIM and the Standard List, referring to 2 companies worth 0p – Vast Resources (VAST) and the fraud, Chill Brands (CHLL) – and the lies they tell.  I look at Amur Minerals (AMC); Eurasia Mining (EUA;) and in detail, Novacyt (NCYT). Finally, I mention Jubilee Metals (JLP), where I am a loyal shareholder.

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151 days ago

Letter to FCA – the fraud, Chill Brands, deceiving investors again ahead of placing

How investors wish that the FCA had dealt with my previous letters as a responsible regulator of the Standard List would have done. But it did not, and thus, earlier this week, the fraud, Chill Brands (CHLL), announced a bailout placing at just 2p. Unfortunately, it is clear that on a number of grounds, investors were deceived ahead of that fundraise. I have written to the FCA.

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151 days ago

Octagonal – fined $1 million by SEC, more evidence of the mendacity and dishonesty of John Gunn and the utter incompetence of Nilesh Jagatia

I have not written on Octagonal (OCT) for some time, as, on 21 January 2021, it delisted from AIM, following the self-imposed suspension of shares on 24 December 2020.  In an RNS of the same day, Octagonal’s statement explained that the suspension was requested due to a complaint from the SEC:

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151 days ago

BREAKING: Vast Resources – trading while insolvent: source: AIM must suspend shares now!

Death spiral provider, Atlas, is selling shares as fast as it can, in the hope of reducing its $5.05 million exposure to AIM Listed Vast Resources (VAST). It knows Vast is teetering on the brink, but a source close to the company explains why it is already trading whilst insolvent. He says:

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151 days ago

BREAKING: the FRAUD Chill Brands – new lies in its interims exposed

One of the reasons the fraud, Chill Brands (CHLL), had to do a bailout placing this week, is the ridiculous purchase of a domain name. I can now reveal how the company has deceived investors about this fantastic money spunk.

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153 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Two Sweet Chestnut trees planted by myself and Joshua

The role of my son and heir who will, I hope, see these trees at their maximum height was to hold the stakes as I whacked them into the ground with my new toy, a fencing rammer. One tree is at the far edge of the upper field next to the graveyard, the other, almost, at the other corner of the field, just above the line of the Ha Ha.I am aware that I need to cut back the grass around the saplings to make sure they grow and that is a job for this week. But two more trees are now planted to delight local innumerate celeb Ms Eleanor Farr.

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153 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - for the second time in 3 months, North Wales Police call regarding my "sins"

Last time, the complainant was anonymous; this time, it was Julie Meyer. I describe my chat. Suffice to say that Ms “sex toy on expenses” Meyer will again be frustrated. I contrast these Police visits with the way they failed me when I exposed the Chill Brands (CHLL) fraud, and was then harassed and smeared – I wonder how the guilty men, notably those at Buchanan Communications, feel this afternoon. Today, I deserve a shed load of ouzo after numerous triumphs and, in turn, I look at Chill, [email protected] Capital (SYME), Bidstack (BIDS) and Vast Resources (VAST). Actually, I am joking about the ouzo: the kids and I are off to buy a hosepipe extension, some lavender plants, and an ice cream for Joshua. That is our reward.

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153 days ago

Chill Brands bailout fundraise at just 2p - yet another ouzo for the Sheriff

Excuse me if I crow, but all the threats, harassment and smears I have received from those paid to attack me, as well as from dumb investors, enraged that I had dared to expose this crock since 3 February 2021, must now be viewed in light of a bailout placing, announced yesterday, at just 2p.

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153 days ago

[email protected] Capital – the fraud serves up an Orwellian “Capital Enhancement Plan” & its shares crash!

You read about a new “Capital Enhancement Plan”, and it sounds like good news. But no. This is Orwell speak, and it is, in fact, a series of disastrous announcements from the fraud, [email protected] Capital (SYME). Even Helen Keller and Ray Charles can see the writing on this wall – although, natch, some posters on the LSE Asylum still know better.

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153 days ago

The silver lining to the Covid cloud: shit companies like Alpha Growth have an excuse to delay publication of accounts

In my previous article, “Alpha Growth – accounts deadline confusion”, I highlighted that Gobind Sahney, Executive Chairman of Alpha (ALGW), seemed a little confused over the deadline date to report its year-end results.  Well today, via RNS, Alpha announced that:

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153 days ago

Bidstack Finals – look at the notes you fecking morons!!!! Explicit warning of cash crisis!!!

The media company beloved by cross-dressing IT consultants, Bidstack (BIDS), has published its predictably dismal results for calendar 2021, as well as a massively upbeat commentary from CEO, Lyin’ James Draper. That has seen the shares marked up by 10%, to 3.65p, with a market cap of £35 million. As ever, folks do not read the small print of the notes. Read the fecking notes, morons!

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153 days ago

Vast Resources – the death spiral sequence of death continues: next stop 0.3p?

Yesterday, I explained why the extension of the Atlas death spiral – to 31 July – was bad news for AIM sewer-listed company, Vast Resources (VAST). 24 hours later comes a reminder of why I was right. The sequence reads: 1.57, 1.24, 0.86, 0.77, 0.59, 0.48 and now, 0.4p.

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155 days ago

Photo Article The first serious Woodlarks training walk, 2 schoolboy errors

The Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks walk is looming. It is June 11.34miles. And my training to date has been poor.  So, at 6.24 AM I set out for a little stroll as you can see below.


I am doing this to raise cash for an incredible charity. As you enjoy my real suffering below please do make a donation HERE

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157 days ago

Is President Biden OK? ZH

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/president-biden-ok

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157 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Twitter this, Twitter that

I start on the news from Twitter & Elon Musk. Then I look at Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), Novacyt (NCYT), Vast Resources (VAST), the stinking RNS from Nightcap (NGHT) and Versarien (VRS) where the TWO death spirals are really starting to bite as the cash crisis intensifies.

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157 days ago

Novacyt – receives £134.6 million claim from Government – this is all to do with the bonus of ex CEO Graham Mullis and stinks.

As folks guzzled on the covid testing hype one man grew very rich. Graham Mullis was CEO of Novacyt (NCYT), a nothing biotech perennial dog which just happened to have a test. Mullis was to be awarded a cash bonus, the size of which was dependent on the share price on October 17 2020.

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157 days ago

[email protected] Capital – company secretarial and governance shambles as results loom (or do they?)

The fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) promises its – dismal – calendar 2021 results will be out by Friday. Given that it is insolvent I wonder how the reporting accountants will sign off on the document. Time will tell. Meanwhile, Supply seems to be having problems updating its Companies House records on a timely basis for instance:

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157 days ago

Vast Resources not on a Swiss Roll – more bad news

The most flea ridden dog on AIM, Vast Resources (VAST), has served up yet more bad news. Just a year after consolidating its shares on a 100 for 1 basis the shares are just 0.38p to sell, more than 95% down on the year.  With today’s disaster, another 100 for 1 consolidation beckons. Let me explain.

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157 days ago

Perhaps Vela’s new PR man, “Greenie” might want to explain his boss’s CV omission

Sub scale technology investment waste of space company Vela (VELA) has today announced that it has hired a new PR and IR firm Novum to ramp its shares. Novum, aka my old pal Alan Green, I have a question for you about the gap in the website CV of your boss Brent Fitzpatrick, the one linking him to a convicted fraudster and jailbird.

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158 days ago

Blasphemous Simon James Green, the BBC & the teachers vs the Catholic Church

Mr Green is an author specialising in LGBTQA+ fiction. Some teachers invited him to two catholic schools in London, one secondary and one primary, to sign his books and speak to the kids.  The diocese objected and sacked the Governors who stood with Mr Green. Mr Green is now encouraging his followers to “make a noise”, that is to say harass on social media, anyone connected with the Diocese of Southwark smearing them as bigots and homophobes.  The teachers at one of the schools have gone on strike in support of the Governors. The BBC and the rest of the liberal media suggests that the left-footers are bigots. But hang on here…have they read Mr Green’s book?

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158 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: three strong reasons to sell Eqtec

I discuss the trip yesterday from one hovel to another. The it is onto Audioboom (BOOM), musicMagpie (MMAG), 2 more sector specific big lessons to learn from the AIM demise of W Resources (WRES), the use of language and what McColls (MCLS) said today and finally three big reasons to sell the hell out of green shite PI darling Eqtec (ETQ).

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159 days ago

Now at 4% of target - please donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks: Jim's in!

It is nowjust  7 weeks away and I really must start training as soon as I am back in Wales. I hope that my fellow walkers( Miers, Basham, Basham’s trainer, Bell, Moore and two readersof this weebsite who seem frighteningly keen and fit) are better prepared. Anyhow, train I will for it is a great cause and we have now raised 4% of our £50,000 target but fear not I shall be begging almost daily from now onwards.  

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159 days ago

musicMagpie to launch on Back Market – the competitor that could not exist: NOT good news

This was announced via RNS Reach today but surely it is significant. In a bad way. In its IPO Prospectus of a year ago musicMagpie (MMAG) said it faced no competition and that competition could not arrive. That was a lie. It already had in the form of E5 billion Unicorn Back Market. Today music says it will also sell its electronic goods on Back as well as its own platform.  The financials…

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159 days ago

BREAKING: Lombard Capital and the disposal to a convicted fraudster, jail bird & “mate” of Adam Reynolds

Since my last expose of the demining state of affairs at Lombard Capital (LCAP) things for this almost certainly insolvent POS have gone from bad to worse. But now enter stage left a man who was once the 57th richest person in Britain(or not) but then turned out to be a fraudster and was sent to the slammer. It gets better….

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159 days ago

W Resources – Nomad and broker resign or are resigned: surely game over now?

Long term Michael Masterman AIM dog W Resources (WRES) has announced that its Nomad Grant Thornton and its joint brokers Alternative Resource Capital and Shard Capital have all resigned with immediate effect. The question is: did they resign or were they resigned?

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159 days ago

McColls – bullshit earnings warning, suspension warning & explicit warning that its shares are worthless

On November 17, I told you to short McColls (MCLS) at 14.5p, warning that, just months after a big placing, it was going to run out of money. Of course, everyone else knew better than old Tom. Today, the shares are 3.94p, and now, it is the company warning you the shares are heading for zero.

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159 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Netflix and also why Malcolm Stacey is wrong, wrong, wrong!

I record looking up at the mountains behind the Greek Hovel. Why on earth are we heading back to Wales? I shall miss this place badly. Then, onto Netflix. Finally, I explain why Malcolm is wrong on shares generally, but also on Gear4Music (GFM), where the only unknown is the scale of the share price collapse, a process far from complete.

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159 days ago

BREAKING: The David Beckham backed pot play Cellular Goods buries bad news at 6.04 PM Friday night

Here in Greece, it was Good Friday but, for shareholders in Cellular Goods (CBX), it was anything but good. Having initially denied reports – on this website – that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) was banning its ingestible CBD products, evil PR genius, Neil Thapar, served up a dreadful admission to ruin folks’ weekend. That makes his rather hasty “don’t panic” RNS of 11 April, look all the more disingenuous.

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159 days ago

Ferrexpo – 2021 results, continuing to operate in Ukraine and Waseem Shakoor is buying, we agree: BUY

Iron ore pellet producer, Ferrexpo (FXPO), has announced results for the 2021 calendar year, and that it has continued to operate, launching a significant humanitarian programme to assist those directly impacted by the Russian invasion.

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159 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The CEO "grooming" mug punters claiming his insolvent fraud is worth £1.3 billion

The screen shot below is from a “private” telegram group which this crooked CEO clearly thinks folks like me or the FCA do not have acess to. Au contraire… 

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159 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 2 challenges for loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien infamy

I start with Pure Gold (PUR) and today’s utterly misleading release; the red flags do flutter in force here. The onto Kefi Minerals (KEFI), where ‘arry bloody Adams does not understand why his NEDs are 100% discredited. Finally, I have two challenges for loathsome Neill Ricketts, as he steers Versarien (VRS) towards a crash landing.

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159 days ago

Centamin – Q1 update, production fall expected and we can now look to better times ahead

Centamin (CEY) has announced a quarterly update including “as planned, Q1 2022 production reflected the successful transition to owner mining in the underground… reiterates its 2022 full-year guidance”, so what of a share price response currently down closer to 90p?

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159 days ago

Nanosynth – pure bullshit RNS, shares 85% overvalued

Whether as Strat Aero (AERO), Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) or Nanosynth (NNN), there are a few common threads. For starters, they have repeatedly lied to investors. Then there is the fact that every business bought fails to make any cash.

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160 days ago

Photo article from the Greek Hovel - Kambos gains a new drinking hole and the best loo in town!

You might have thought that a population of 537 was already well served by the Kourounis taverna, what used to becalled Miranda’s, the new restaurant of Miranda’s grandson Thomas and an ouzerie on the road out of town which I have never visited. But no. We have a new option which you can see below. Here is how it works…

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160 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Kefi should sack 2 old men in suits and hire Amanda Van Dyke & ANO

I start with good news concerning my mother-in-law, which suggests my current living – where folks pay £5.99 a month to hurl abuse at me – is maybe not such a desirable career. Then onto Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), and what I have told ‘arry Bloody Adams should happen next, in light of his latest e-mail to me. Then onto Vast Resources (VAST) and Eden Research (EDEN), not Pharma as I misspoke in the podcast. Finally, Gear4Music (G4M), which is enough to turn fanboys Paul Scott and Malcolm Stacey to drink.  Vindicated yet again as a bear, I warn of worse to come, following today’s bullshit-heavy trading statement.  

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160 days ago

What ex ShareSoc "chair" Sheryl Cuisia (she/her) said just two months ago

Yesterday, I reported on how Sheryl Cuisia, the chairwoman of ShareSoc, had – along with two fellow directors – walked the plank following a boardroom bust-up. The organisation which campaigns, inter alia, for greater transparency in the corporate world, has been less-than-transparent in explaining the bust-up and, indeed, has been busy erasing Cheryl’s posts from its archive.

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160 days ago

Upland Resources brings you an Easter tale of life after death

Sadly Upland Resources (UPL) announced the death of its NED and also its broker Jeremy King. The release issued as an RNS as you can see below, was crafted by not one but two PR firms including uber expensive FTI Consulting. To have two firms on board means Upland is spunking a good £10,000 amonth on PR but you need to pay for quality. The contacts on the release include a Mr Jeremy King, a true story of Easter resurrection.

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160 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: You want me to be angry with 'arry fecking Adams of bloody Kefi? You will not be disappointed

In today’s Bearcast, I start with Guild ESports (GILD), and a collapsing party house of cards. I refer to the David Williams of Avanti infamy shocker - it is still a cracking short. Then I comment on Petropavlovsk (POG), where I am surprised no one has feigned offence at my earlier headline.  There is a bit on NightCap (NGHT), but most of this podcast covers Kefi Gold and Copper (KEFI). Matthew and his dog will be delighted by that section.

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160 days ago

Flowtech Fluidpower – a buy for further recovery?

Shares in Flowtech Fluidpower (FLO) remain below levels of earlier this year despite recent results showing encouraging recovery and noting an encouraging start to this year, with there looking to be scope for further recovery in profitability and for the share price.

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161 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - evidence of my law breaking

My fire lighting at the Greek Hovel ended on 16 April when my business partner, Nicho the Communist, came up for an inspection of our trees and told me that the burning season had ended two days previously. I was an accidental law breaker.

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164 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel- for N, my neighbour back in Wales

N restores old furniture and right now is assisting with the mending of an African table belonging to the Mrs. In return I shall be bringing him olive wood from the Greek hovel which has a distinctive and stunning core.  The good news is that, thanks to my new Albanian tree pruner, I have plenty of fine samples to bring back to the rain sodden second world. N, enjoy…

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164 days ago

Petropavlovsk – even Stevie Wonder can see the writing on this wall

For Petropavlovsk (POG) – as I warned you all on March 4th, here – things go from bad to worse. Its banker and sole purchaser of gold, GazpromBank, is sanctioned by the UK, so the AIM-listed miner cannot generate any revenues, or even pay interest on its debts. Today, the banksters have thus stated that the company is in default and called in the loans.

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164 days ago

David Williams of Avanti infamy strikes again with alleged revenue overstatement & far worse - WSJ has the scoop

You can never keep a good man down. And, as for an absolute rotter like David Williams – who pumped satellite firm, Avanti Communications (AVN), before selling millions of pounds worth of shares, paid himself regular seven-figure stipends and then ran the company into the ground – it seems as if lightning will strike twice.  We defied the notoriously litigious bombastic prick, and highlighted numerous Avanti concerns on this website, as you can see HERE.

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164 days ago

Canadian Overseas – here is a lookalike funding that Stifel prepared earlier and look how it fared?

The idea of announcing a death spiral – while pretending it is not a death spiral – at the same time as a bailout placing, is odd. Who would want to buy into a placing, when you know that, at some point, a blizzard of confetti will be dumped?

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164 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Canadian Overseas, vindicated again

This has been the most stressful day in Greece for a long while; I really do need a holiday. I explain all.  Then I look at Sensyne (SENS); Chill Brands (FRAUD); Blue Star Capital (BLU) and an AGM shock that may trigger the collapse of the Bixby, Edwards, Frangos, Story and Peter Wall house of cards. Then it is onto Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL), where today’s placing vindicates me. I argue that a 20.75p share price is a compelling shorting opportunity on a risk-reward basis. Matthew and his dog will enjoy that section, as Arthur Millholland, the snake oil salesman at Canadian, really is talking shite in today’s release. I am so angry.

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164 days ago

Breaking: ShareSoc Boardroom bust up! History erased as chair walks

Oh dear. How folks at ShareSoc must long for the stability of Globo fanboy, Roger Lawson. In its new era, under Sheryl Cuisia, who on February 4th announced she was “spearheading an executive-led transformation process to prepare ShareSoc for its next phase of development” – which, natch, included a commitment to diversity, yadda, yadda, yadda – it is all change. Or maybe not.

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165 days ago

Comedian Lee Hurst nails shy Evie, the bleating millenial lesbian

I seem to remember that, for some frightful faux pas, the comedian, Lee Hurst, has been no-platformed from various venues. His real problem is that he is not only funny, but also rather right-wing, which are the two reasons why you never see him on TV or hear him on what Radio 4 calls, in a blatant breach of the trade description laws, comedy shows. Yesterday, Mr Hurst utterly nailed a woman called Evie, gender she/they, a keen mask-wearer and a lesbian.

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165 days ago

[email protected] Capital – even a low grade rat wants to jump off this sinking ship

We have previously noted why Ms Susanne Chishti is unworthy of Non-Exec Director of the year. But even low-grade corporate rats know when the game is up.  The shock March 4 resignation of the one credible figure at Supply, its ex-chairman Jim Coyle, after just a few months at the helm, should have been a warning. Now, it appears that Chishti walked with immediate effect last Thursday.

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165 days ago

Chill Brands – Sandore lasts just three months in the hot seat in emergency board reshuffle amid cash crisis

The fraud, Chill Brands (CHLL), is almost out of cash. It is existing on vapours and is not paying bills. But if it is to get any refinancing away, even a massively dilutive one, the existing board must change, as it is just not credible. Hence today’s night-of-the-long-knives announcement.

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166 days ago

Photo article: I need a holiday - a day of high stress at the Greek Hovel

Tuesday was meant to be a relaxing day here at the Greek Hovel with only one renovation issue, the visit of the electrician to mend a light and an extractor fan.  He said he’d call two hours before he pitched up but in the end his call was at nearly 8PM to say that he’d be coming “avrio”. Everything is always avrio here in Greece. Except…

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166 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - the Albanian olive pruner has me all confused

The Albanian hired by my business partner, Nicho the Communist, is, supposedly, a true expert. I believe him, but I am left badly confused on three counts.

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166 days ago

Photo article from the Greek Hovel: The maddest man in the Mani - my son Joshua

The sea might look tempting as the sun beats down, but I can assure you that, here in the Mani, it is still mighty “refreshing”. That is to say, cold. It will not heat up to a point where I would dip my toes in the water. However…

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167 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - a cloudy morning means no Albanian help

It is not smoke from the burning season; it is a mist rising from the valley floor, and clouds coming down from the mountains above us. I wake up, once again, to find that we have enjoyed a night of rainfall. Although good for the olive trees, it will make the mud track a bit of a challenging drive.

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167 days ago

So what if mug punters are piling into Russian miner Polymetal?

Apparently, the most popular share amongst retail investors is Polymetal (POLY). Although shares have plunged by 80% since the invasion, it seems Joe Public cannot buy enough of them.

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167 days ago

Anglo Asian Mining – Q1 update, additional production on the way - BUY

Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) has announced it “is pleased to provide a production, sales and operations review for its Gedabek contract area in western Azerbaijan, for the three months to 31 March 2022”. So, what of the shares responding slightly higher to 95p?

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167 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - all about THG

I have been bearish on this for a while, unable to understand the valuation from the IPO. Shares in THG, The Hut Group as was, now trade at a new low of 95p. There are a couple of matters to discuss ahead of numbers on Thursday, notably a management departure and suggestions of late payments to suppliers. Is this window dressing as per Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) and its December 31 cash number, or something worse?

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168 days ago

Greece – still lockdown loving covidiots

Greece was often praised for its authoritarian approach to the scamdemic.  You may remember the Guardian and BBC claiming that, while our evil government committed genocide by negligence, Greece’s draconian lockdown had cured the country of covid. Of course, it did not.  The lockdown gave the economy another good kick but, as the table shows, Greece has fared relatively badly in terms of covid deaths.

 
 

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168 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Easter to you all, here are 4 ways to clean up London share markets at a stroke

Happy Easter to you and your families.  Today’s podcast looks at four ways, some very easy indeed, to clean up London’s share markets, the AIM sewer and the Standard List. I cannot see any argument against what I suggest, but maybe you can think of a few.

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168 days ago

Video: The Monetary Methadone is Running Out, so buy gold, silver & bitcoin in that order

Apart from on bitcoin, analyst, Gerald Celente, is bang on the money. He kicks off this podcast with the scamdemic, and the resulting actions of governments around the world. He states that one country after another is acting in lockstep, attempting to ‘flatten the curve’ by locking you down and putting you out of business. Then the vaccines came but, contrary to general belief, did worse than nothing. We in the West adopted the Chinese way of suspending our freedoms.

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169 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - a new cat arrives

The old cat, which I first fed as a kitten, is still around. I saw her prowling very close to the hovel on our second day. She must be almost eight by now. But a new semi-feral cat has pitched up, who is much younger and looks very different, as you can see below.

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169 days ago

Photo Article of Jaya's best friend, Sloth the public sector worker

This is the first cuddly toy that Jaya has become attached to – a sloth. Given this newfound obsession, her clever mum has found some Sloth wrapping paper for her next Birthday presents. In our household, having a lie-in is known as public sectoring, and is something Joshua is prone to on school days. Anyhow, Sloth lies in bed with Jaya in the morning, so Joshua has decided that it is a public sector worker. I am not quite so sure.

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169 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the big accountants are 'avin' a Turkish

I discuss proposals to replace the FRC; why attempts to stop the crook, Elon Musk, are so misguided; and new wildlife diversity at the Greek Hovel.

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169 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - for Uncle Chris, the global warming is still here

When he was alive, this was an annual ritual. Now Christopher Booker is in a better place, there is no reason for this to stop. The photo is of climate change, or rather, the lack of it, here in Southern Greece.

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169 days ago

Ferrexpo – continuing production and sales despite its operations being in Ukraine

Iron-ore pellets producer, Ferrexpo (FXPO), has announced – despite operational constraints following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - “production of 2.7 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2022, representing a figure in line with the same period in 2021, and 11% below the previous quarter… Sales in 1Q 2022 of 2.6 million tonnes… net cash position of approximately US$159 million”.

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170 days ago

BREAKING Julie Meyer's Easter Message to the Queen's Lawyers at Farrer & Co

Devout Christian, Ms Lingerie on Expenses has posted a message, an Easter Story. Pontius Pilate is played by Mr Justice Kerr. Barabas is Julian Pike of Farrer & Co, the British press are the Roman soldiers and Julie herself has been promoted from the Virgin Mary to Jesus himself.  Praise  be the Lord. To show I am a fair man, reporting with balance here, below, is what Julie has to say…

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170 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: this Easter weekend we think of sinners repenting and also of Julie Meyer

I mention Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer MBE and her Easter message HERE. Then my lecture, unlike that of Malcolm earlier, is not about God but Mammon and specifically why all broker research is corrupted and why it can be ignored.

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170 days ago

Letter to the FCA re Canadian Overseas Petroleum – deceiving investors ahead of its, now struggling to complete, bailout placing

I have written once again to the FCA, as the regulator of the Standard List, urging it to act against Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) as it struggles to get its 20p-a-share bailout placing away, despite misleading investors.  My letter is below:

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170 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel: Taking part at the end of the burning season

In Greece, this time of year is known as the “burning season”. We start fires in the olive groves, thus averting their spread over the summer. Therefore, as you drive up from Kalamata to Kambos, everywhere you see small plumes of smoke rising from the fields, as folks rush to finish their burning – before it becomes illegal.

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170 days ago

Shearwater – major contract win for a winning share tip: set for earnings upgrades?

Cybersecurity group Shearwater (SWG) has announced a “new contract win to the potential value of up to c.£21.0m with a leading telecommunications and media company”, helping its shares more than 25% higher to 138p in response.

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170 days ago

Deluded Maureen Osayi who invests in frauds – I give up

Initially, I felt sorry for Maureen when I received an email from her last night. She had just stumbled on my work concerning Appbox Media, One True View and Eden Pharma. She says that she has everything invested in this trio, and she was “shocked” by what I had written – is she going to lose everything?

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170 days ago

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: a bunch of clowns crashing into a gold mine

I discuss: Twitter and the bid from Elon Musk; Petropavlovsk (POG); Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL); FinnCap (FCAP); today’s trading statement; and problems with Greek workmen.

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170 days ago

Vast Resources – another brutal death spiral cut, the rush to 0p accelerates

The sequence that started on January 12, at 1.57, can again be extended: 1.24, 0.86, 0.77,0.59, and now, 0.48. Ouch! That is the price at which death spiral provider, Atlas, has converted loan notes onto Vast Resources (VAST) shares, the latest being $300,000 worth. The bad news? Atlas has another $5.2 million to go. Luckily, there was a spoof RNS on Monday, which must have helped with the forward selling.

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170 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel- the amazing flowers of a Greek spring

I lay in bed this morning with the cocks having crowed and with the birds tweeting away, but with my family all snoring happily, thinking of how I would tell you about the warming sun of a Greek Spring. Opening the doors to head upstairs for that first pot of coffee and some writing while the family snoozes on,my feet found the tiles outside the door still wet from overnight rain. And above the mountains looming above us, dark clouds assembled. But they will go and by the time we hit a stone covered beach at Kitries later this morning, the sun will be blazing down upon us.

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170 days ago

Video: Correlation and Causation in the Gold Market, buy food, buy gold!

Gold analyst, Jeffrey Christian, believes it is clear the world is shifting towards higher gold prices.

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170 days ago

Petropavlovsk warns that its shareholders could be wiped out: told y’all

On March 4 of this yearI warned you – in the most explicit tones – that Petropavlovsk’s (POG) relationship with Russia’s Gazprombank meant it could be wiped out. The company pooh-poohed this idea via RNS; clearly, the bulletin board savants knew better. But here we are, and now, even the company has admitted it!

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170 days ago

BREAKING: AAA shares changing hands at just 25p via spreadbetters is the Asimilar house of cards about to collapse?

Whiffy investment company, Asimilar (ASLR), has engaged in numerous Spanish practices, exposed on this website. Anyone owning its shares will, one day, need to lube up and take what is coming to them – it is just a matter of when. Could that time be dawning; could the house of cards be about to collapse?

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170 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why regulators should be all over Canadian Overseas Petroleum & Vast Resources - 2 placings that stink

I start with Deliveroo (ROO), whose IPO was at 390p – a year later, the shares are at 106p. What went wrong, I ask, and what now for the shares? Then to two placings: Vast Resources (VAST) announced its placing on Monday; I discussed the one Canadian (COPL) has been working on since last Thursday, last night. It seems to be struggling, but I expect it will be announced by the company tomorrow. Both placings stink, and decent regulators would be all over them. I explain why.

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170 days ago

The level of car security needed in Kambos

It was our first day here, and I was dog tired. But we headed down to Kambos for a late lunch. I parked my car on the road up from the main street, just past the family home of Eleni from Kourounis taverna.

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170 days ago

So maybe Cellular Goods CBD products are banned after all – is the David Beckham pot play the most clueless company going?

This is a farce.  Losing your CEO less than a year after IPO, seeing your shares plummet, and facing insolvency by Christmas, is bad enough. But now, Cellular Goods (CBX) has got its knickers in a twist as to whether or not the Food Standards Agency is banning its products. This is sheer comedy.

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170 days ago

Who’s going to Drive you home tonight? Ask the good doctor, Ms Lingerie on Expenses, Julie Meyer

In the crazy world of Drive Software, where a company branded Tesla meets Fitbit by Julie “Lingerie on Expenses”, things seem to be getting ever crazier. Of course, it is bust, and Julie Meyer quit as a director on February 9, as I showed HERE. But this is Drive…

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170 days ago

BREAKING: Ian Westbrook of Versarien fame lets fly at disgraced Nomad SP Angel over the Paragon scandal

Mr Westbrook is undeterred by his encounter with bully-boy charlatan, Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS). He has now waded into battle with SP Angel, London’s second-worst Nomad after Beaumont Cornish, on the matter of the Paragon Diamonds Scandal. Nigel and I covered this debacle at the time, making it clear that we believed Nomad Northland, now part of SP Angel, behaved disgracefully. Westbrook has fired off the letter below, which I shall now pass to AIM Regulation, asking the Oxymorons if they can explain why SP Angel still has a license to operate. Ian writes…

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170 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: So tired as I reach the Greek Hovel c/o Easyjet - a few thoughts on Bluebird, Fox and Vast

I am just so tired and, needless to say, the carpenter has not done his work. But snake-repellent canisters have been put out. More on that later. Today, I chat about: EasyJet (EZJ); Fox Marble (FOX); Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV); and Vast Resources (VAST).

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170 days ago

Vp plc – trading “ahead of expectations”, still a recovery Buy

Equipment rental company Vp plc (VP.) has issued a trading update announcement which is headlined “Expected performance ahead of expectations driven by increased demand”. This sounds good.

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173 days ago

The chart that shows why Chris Whitty, Jon Van Tam, Boris Johnson, the Vicar of Shipston et al should be in prison

In any study, you need a control group. When it came to train-wrecking your economy, driving folks to suicide and causing untold misery through mask-wearing, social-distancing, and staying away from dying relatives, the European control group was Sweden. The MSM did the bidding of the experts and a united political class, warning that Sweden would see mass deaths and that the streets of Malmo and Stockholm would be piled high with bodies. Well, not quite, but the language was apocalyptic. Ultimately, we dissenters were wrong, and citizens should only ever “follow the science”. Or else, it would end badly for us all back in Airstrip One.

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173 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: So, what did I think of the Kefi presentation?

I start with news of flooding in the farmyard at the Welsh Hovel and end with a reminder of podcasting schedules as I head to the Greek hovel.  Then I apologise to Peter Brailey as I cover Simec Atlantic (SAE), Kefi (KEFI), Ince (INCE), Arden (ARDN), Cellular Goods (CBX), Chill Brands (FRAUD), Gatemore fund managers and Sensyne (SENS), Mark Slater and the folly of attempting corporate regime change and Audioboom (BOOM)

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173 days ago

Arden to lose Nomad status in order to pursue unwise marriage with Ince Group

This marriage of two companies from the AIM sewer gets dumber and dumber by the day.

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173 days ago

BlueJay Mining – 18 days is a long time innit?

On 24 March 2022 BlueJay Mining (JAY) announced its plans to drill at the Disko-Nuussuaq project in Greenland and this was the excitement needed to get investors to stump up $7 million for a placing at 7p.  How distant are those days when disgraced Nomad and broker SP Angel set a40p+ target and was dumping its own shares at well north of 10p. I digress, wind forward 18 days to today.

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173 days ago

Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - snake precautions

“When are we going to get to my Greek House”, whined Joshua once again. I shouldn’t blame the little fellow, as it had been a long journey through the night from North Wales via Gatwick. But we were now in the hire car, heading towards Kambos. Just one stop in Kambos, I said, and then to the Hovel. Joshua groaned. But this stop was one I would not pass up.

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173 days ago

BREAKING: Ordering ouzo for my breakfast cornflakes – Canadian Overseas trying to get placing away at 20p

I wrote several articles last week about how Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL)  had mislead investors and was facing a cash crisis. Snake oil salesman CEO Arthur Millholland of Oilexco infamy responded with a denial and a claim that I did not know what I was talking about and was motivated by nefarious aims of self-enrichment. Well guess fucking what?

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173 days ago

Video: Corporal Jones goes into bat for David Beckham's struggling cannabis play Cellular Goods

Over the weekend I flagged up the regulatory crisis affecting the UK CBD industry. Notably Cellular Goods (CBX) ,the CBD company in which Mr Posh Spice was allowed to buy cheap pre IPO shares which, fourteen months after IPO has already lost its CEO and is now rapidly running out of cash. Today, Corporal Jones went into bat for Cellular. As ever it is unconvincing.

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173 days ago

Manolete – in just 5 months a volte face with recovery postponed again

For numerous reasons we flagged up when shares in Manolete Partners (MANO), the pound shop equivalent of Burford, traded at 515p, anyone owning this stock is bonkers. A profits warning today is another reason. It is not just the warning but the fact that it is a direct contradiction of what investors were told just five months ago.  Back on November 11 2021…

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173 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – All about that £16.60 burger here in Wales

I start with a few words on vegetables here at the Welsh hovel. Then onto today’s election in France, and finally, the £16.60 pub burger in Wales: what is happening and what does it all mean?

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173 days ago

BREAKING: 14 Questions Oxford Cannabinoid refused to answer at its EGM

Last week’s EGM was a predictable farce. Imperial Brands (IMB) does not seem to care about its investment; thus, it fails to quiz the management of a company whose shares have slumped from 5p at IPO, to 1.3p in just ten months. Here are some of the questions asked, which raise very serious questions about the underlying science, the shock resignation of Oxford Cannabinoid’s (OCTP) broker and the cash crisis looming later this year. Natch, Oxford declined to answer any of them:

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174 days ago

Want to take your 5 year old to see naked adults talking about sex? Move to Bristol

Yes, Tobacco Factory Theatres really does think 5-year-olds want to see semi-naked adults talking about sex. In the old days, folks making such a suggestion would have been arrested. But, supported with your tax cash, via the Arts Council and Bristol City Council, the progressive class knows – far better than actual parents – what is good for little Johnny. Or Janet, as his parents would now rather “they” be known.

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175 days ago

Lionesses: the England Women's Footballers delude themselves again

Who is the second-greatest goal scorer in the history of English soccer? Hurst? The jug-eared crisp salesman and friend of fraudsters, Gary Lineker? Harry Kane? Sir Bobby Charlton? Er, no…it is Ellen White, as the table below demonstrates. This is sheer delusion.

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175 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the bursting of a bubble, cannabis and CBD

I explain why the podcast is late. Apologies. Then I look at a bubble which is clearly bursting, what caused it and what happens next.  I mention a number of companies including: Cellular Goods (CBX), Seed Innovations (SEED), Eden Pharma and Chill Brands (CHLL)

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175 days ago

AEX Gold – Nalunaq exploration drilling results suggest very real upside potential: BUY

AEX Gold (AEXG) has announced exploration drilling results from its Nalunaq project in Greenland which it emphasises verify that the Valley Block, unrecognised by previous operators, is a new high-grade zone and supports its ‘Dolerite Dyke Model’ which has been used to predict the location and extents of five new high-grade zones.

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175 days ago

BREAKING: Ooops – David Beckham backed pot play Cellular Goods up shit creak without a paddle, products banned

As I noted recently, David Beckham backed pot play Cellular Goods (CBX) faces a cash crisis later this year. This bastard offspring of the Edwards/Bixby/disgraced broker Andy Frangos/ John Storey/Peter Wall gang has always been overhyped and overvalued but now it really is screwed as the Food Standards Agency has ordered that retailers remove its product from their shelves at once.

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175 days ago

Some spam arrives from the chancer from Oxford Cannabinoid - roll up, roll up to Billericay Essex for Ecoinomy

I am not sure how these chancers have got hold of my email address and why they address me by my initials. I think this is spamming and the chance to invest in a crypto coin/NFT/cannabis play is something I shall pass on. But one name springs out - Gavin Sathianathan. The email is below.

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175 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bidstack, its auditors and when will it run out of money again?

I start with football and a question from last night’s West Ham game about how society now views crime and criminals. Then onto the lessons from the collapse of Sensyne (SENS), the bastard child of Neil Woodford and sleazy Lord Drayson. I look at Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) and at Bidstack (BIDS) as well as at Angus Energy (ANGS) and Sound Oil (SOU). Finally the odd case of NFT Investments (NFT) and the Bixby/Edwards/ Frangos/Storey/Peter Wall gang.

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175 days ago

Sensyne – Timber! 175p to 0.8p and booted off AIM in 44 months

Sleazy Labour peer Lord Drayson pocketed an £850,000 bonus for floating Sensyne (SENS) at 175p despite promising the Nomad he would not beso greedy and do so. Now, three and a half years later it has all gone horribly Pete Tong so will he hand the cash back as those who backed the IPO prepare to lose more or less everything? Today Drayson has got the order of the boot and to survive shareholders face being diluted to high heaven with the shares also to be slung off AIM.

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175 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - the first crop from the 2022 harvest

At the hovel, we are working our way through the last of the winter cabbages. The last four sit waiting to be picked. But now we are onto the 2022 harvest, we have already enjoyed the first crops planted this year, proving one of my doubters wrong!

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175 days ago

Letter to FCA – Is it acceptable to lie about why you are raising cash on the Standard List?

Yes, for the second time this week I have written to the regulators of the Standard List, that is to say the FCA, asking for an investigation into Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) the almost insolvent POS run by snake oil salesman Arthur Millholland of Oilexco infamy. The letter is below.

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175 days ago

Nostra Terra warrant extension – only one explanation for this ballacks & not that served up by the man of God

Devout Christian Matt Lofgran of Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG) makes an announcement today claiming to show the sort of generosity towards his fellow man of which the good Lord Jesus would be proud. Of course, it is nothing of the sort. I would suggest that Matt reminds himself of the wise words of James Chapter 1 verse 22*.

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175 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - 10 stocks to go to zero by Christmas

Five others are mentioned but are not on the list. I explain why each will go to zero and when. Not all of the 15 are shortable but a good many are. Enjoy.

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175 days ago

Imperial Brands – half-year trading update, still good value?

Imperial Brands (IMB) has announced in a trading update “first-half adjusted group operating profit ahead of last year on constant currency basis” and full-year outlook in line with guidance.

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176 days ago

The loathsome Guardian forced to change article after its Jew hatred driven fake news headline condemned

The hatred many feel for Israel easily spills into anti-semitism. And that hatred is fuelled by certain sections of the MSM, notably the BBC and its sister publication, The Guardian, and the way they report on events in the Jewish state. Earlier this week, another gunman opened fire in Tel Aviv, targeting a crowd of civilians just because they were Jews.  Three died, although, as news came through, the figure stood at two. Below, I bring you the first Guardian headline and then, after howls of protest, its amended version.  The question should be of the folks responsible for the initial headline.

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178 days ago

Twitter"factcheckers" do nothing as Viral ‘Russian Mobile Crematorium’ in Mariupol Tweet shown to be From an 8-Year-Old YouTube Video

https://summit.news/2022/04/07/viral-mobile-crematorium-tweet-is-from-an-8-year-old-youtube-video/

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178 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – my longest for many months but, IMHO, jolly entertaining

Fear not,no waffle, this is not bad.  I start with Rishi Sunak, his Mrs and tax non-payment. Then I look at Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL), caught telling another monster porky today, Vast Resources (VAST), Omega Diagnostics (ODX), Victoria Plumbing (VIP), Arden Partners (ARDN), Ince (INCE) and a new uber dog on the Standard List, Ajax Resources (AJAX), another overvalued POS example of crony capitalism.

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178 days ago

Very Funny Alex Cartoon on WFH

Alex Masterley put his Telegraph cartoon out on twitter today so I guess it is already in the public domain and as it is rather funny and utterly offensive I commend it to your attention. Enjoy.

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178 days ago

BREAKING EXPOSE: Another $8 million MONSTER LIE from the snake oil salesmen at Canadian Overseas Petroleum

Adding to the grotesquely deceptive and misleading RNS of April 1 and the failure to inform investors of numerous covenant breaches, I now expose another $8 million PORKY PIE told by the Snake Oil salesmen at Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL). This should shock even the FCA into action.

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178 days ago

Ince and Arden – even the Oxymorons agree with me on Conflicts of Interest – deal blocked

When professional services group Ince (INCE) announced that it was buying its own, sub scale, Nomad Arden Partners (ARDN), I suggested that this posed such humungous conflicts of interest that it was a duff deal.  Ince, advised by Arden, disagreed. Ho. Ho. Ho.

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178 days ago

In less than three months: 1.57p, 1.24p, 0.86p, 0.77p and now just 0.59p – the Atlas death spiral pushes Vast Resources shares ever closer & ever faster to 0p

By the end of April worthless, deceitful and pointless AIM sewer listed Vast Resources (VAST) has promised to refinance its Atlas death spiral with a bunch of Swiss gents. But with $5.5 million outstanding on the loan and the market cap, at 0.625p, down to £2.3 million and with cash guzzling Vast having no cash at all so facing a high bankruptcy risk maybe the Swiss are getting cold feet. Hence…

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179 days ago

Can the Guardian please make up its mind on why capitalists are so fecking evil.... and as for Lloyds Bank, I despair

Nicola Bannister is an Ambassador for Lloyds Bank – whatever that means – and has tweeted the gibberish below, with a link to the Guardian. The dreary left-wing rag really needs to make up its mind.

 

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179 days ago

Canadian Overseas Petroleum Responds with hilarous & libellous smears about Tom Winnifrith and more deception of its sap investors

This is hilarious and libellous. What Canadian (COPL) has said about me in its RNS in response to THIS is untrue and defamatory as its limp dick advisors at morally bankrupt PR Yellow Jersey know full well. However it is what Canadian fails ( again) to say about itself that is critical. It is still deceiving its investors massively and thus the smart money will be using the spike it has created to add to their shorts.


Let’s start with the smear on me. Arthur Millholland (of Oilexco infamy) says

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179 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Does Victorian Plumbing join the 2021 IPO roll call of shame and greed? Is CEO share buying a spoof?

I start with a few thoughts on changes in the divorce laws then discuss Canadian Overseas Petroleum(COPL), Sosandar (SOS), Avacta (AVCT) and finally, in detail, Victorian Plumbing (VIC).

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179 days ago

How theSun won the Falklands War - a very funny article by Kelvin MacKenzie ( its then editor). Gotcha!

https://unherd.com/2022/04/how-the-sun-won-the-falklands-war/

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179 days ago

Letter to FCA : Canadian Overseas Petroleum, share suspension, cleansing statement and full disciplinary enquiry needed now

Following shocking exposes TODAY and YESTERDAY demonstrating clearly that Standard Listed Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) has deceived and misled investors and driven a coach and horses through the rule book I have written to the FCA suggesting an immediate share suspension pending a cleansing RNS statement and a full disciplinary enquiry. The letter is below.

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179 days ago

Video: How do we get $14,000 Gold?

Bullion analyst Nick Barisheff comes out with a call which will cause even our in house gold loon Nigel Somerville to spit out his cornflakes. Of course he is taling his own book. 

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179 days ago

BREAKING: Canadian Overseas Petroleum - the rule breaking and deception gets much worse - the FCA must act NOW

Yesterday I exposed how Standard Listed Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) misled and deceived investors by hiding company threatening matters from them in an final results RNS on Friday. But this is only the tip of the deception iceberg.  Canadian has been deceiving its shareholders for months and months. So this scandal gets far worse as I explain below. Surely the FCA has to act….

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179 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The IPO greed of 2021, just how much of a dog is Moonpig - look at the actual cash it generates!

I start with a personal reflection as it is my late dad’s birthday. Then onto the wider scandal highlighted by my expose earlier of Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) HERE.  I then discuss Avacta  (AVCT) and [email protected] Capital (SYME) and  how long one can defy gravity before concluding with a very detailed look at the hard numbers behind Moonpig (MOON) where, I suggest, shares will be heading much lower.

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179 days ago

BREAKING: Canadian Overseas Petroleum - a monstrous, and surely illegal, deception as the Fat Lady starts to gargle

The purpose of an RNS is to inform investors not to deceive and mislead them. But that is exactly what Canadian Overseas Petroleum  (COPL) did last Friday when it published results for calendar 2021.  On the RNS we were treated to an abridged version which read really positively.  I can imagine why folks rushed to buy. But…

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180 days ago

BREAKING: As OneTrue View's sister fraud Appbox goes bust, a £5.4m lie is told under oath

Appbox Media is the sister company of One True View and has stolen around £15 million of investors money with the FCA standing idly by ignoring this massive boiler room scam in the heart of the City.  But while One True View is reinventing itself to steal more cash as revealed yesterday HERE, Appbox has filed for insolvency. But patsy director Amanda Hussey, the rather simple “fall guy” for the mastermind of this £50 million bezzle Polat Hassan, has now told a £5.4 million lie under oath. She urgently needs to get legal advice before Polat lands her in even more trouble than she is already in.

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180 days ago

Versarien – quantifying the cash burn & time dating when the crisis gets critical

In the six months ended 30 September 2021 Versarien (VRS) burnt £1.11 million in operating costs and a further £1.9 million in investing in purchase of intangible and tangible assets. The interim results presentation on Versarien’s web site indicated that there was a monthly cash burn of £0.4 million per month but also cited cash / headroom of £6 million which sounds impressive. However….

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180 days ago

A major article for the Transparency Task Force Woodford session to discuss today – its from the FT!

As you know I got disinvited from speaking at the TTF symposium taking place today which aims to discover what went wrong with Neil Woodford and how to stop it happening again. As the one journalist who did expose Woodford from 2015 onwards, one point I wanted to make was that the corruption of the deadwood press as an enabler of fraud was an issue but that was going to make the chap from the FT a bit cross.  So here below, is an article from the FT in December 2017 for the establishment arse lickers at the TTF to consider. You will see it is branded as among “FT’s personal finance highlights of 2017.”

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180 days ago

What war does the Guardian think started 40 years ago this weekend?

Of course, you and I know the answer.  Forty years ago, at the instigation of a fascist military dictatorship, the Argies invaded a group of Islands that had never been under the control of their country, and where the folks all wanted to be British. That was the start of the Falklands war, where Lady Thatcher led Britain to victory. Frankly, they should be erecting statues of the blessed Margaret in Argentina, as that defeat led to the demise of the fascist military dictatorship.

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180 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Another Welsh worker yanks my chain - for a second time

I start by explaining yesterday’s late bearcast and the reason I am in such a foul mood today. Then, I look at Versarien (VRS); Fulham Shore (FUL); One True View; Eden Pharma and FCA failings; and, finally, at Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG), where I predict, at best, epic dilution. 

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180 days ago

BREAKING: The second scam “takeover” of One True View – the £50m boiler room fraud the FCA continues to ignore

Those behind One True View and its sister company, Appbox Media, have, via a City-based boiler room at 78 Cannon Street, where high-pressure salesmen earn vast commissions, raised c. £65 million – most of which has been stolen. The FCA insists there are no boiler rooms in the UK, so has done nothing.  Thus, the farce has now entered a new chapter.

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180 days ago

Video: The Crowd will Start Chasing Gold like they Chased Bitcoin

Analyst, Gareth Soloway, believes Bitcoin will survive – and thrive – but it’s likely to correct further, as there remains irrational exuberance in the crypto space. He argues that the current pattern is more likely to break down.

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180 days ago

Cathie Wood - the new Neil Woodford

Of course certain folks* do not want to learn all the lessons of Woodford so that it never happens again as that might threaten the grievance industry gravy train on which they ride.  One lesson is that the press only start calling out bad actors in financial services when it is too late. Before then, they promote the bad actors for the mainstream media are bad actors themselves.  The next Neil Woodford, as Lucian myself and others have noted for a while, is Cathie Wood of ARK whose funds share a lot of the failings that caused Woodford to blow up and whose arrogance matches that of the disgraced Neil. But for years the deadwood press blew smoke up Cathie’s posterior just as the FT and others blew off Neil.

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180 days ago

Justin the Clown no longer a director at Vox Markets – you alright, hun?

The last two filings at ailing Vox Markets, the company paid by others to ramp their shares, make for interesting reading. Before Christmas, we saw revised accounts for the year to August 31 2020, showing negative net tangible assets of c. £450,000 and negative net current assets of £581,000, up by nearly 50% on the year.  So, having corrected all the errors in its first filed accounts, Vox looked bust. I can’t wait for the 2021 accounts.  It gets worse.

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181 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Retirement postponed part 2 as the mother-in-law moves in

Not only are Optibiotix (OPTI) shares not flying (yet) but part two of my retirement plan has also been scuppered as I explain, by the imminent arrival of my in-laws to live in our annexe. I am busy preparing for that and also sorting out the garden ahead of a Greek trip, hence a late bearcast. In that, I discuss whether foolks really are paid to post rubbish on Bulletin Boards, why some companies set up a new holding company and at Carnival (CCL) and elsewhere why an obsession with E &S lets poor G ( shocking greed) take place.

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181 days ago

Alpha Growth – accounts deadline confusion

Alpha Growth (ALGW) the Standard Listed sub scale asset manager and life insurance group does not employ a full time or even part time executive Chief Financial Officer which for a group that owns a regulated business in Bermuda and is in process of acquiring another regulated business in Guernsey is a serious deficiency. 

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181 days ago

Catenae Innovation – the Hyperneph dispute: this stinks

Whilst shareholders wait to see whether Catenae (CTEA) will emerge from its share suspension I wonder as to the cause of the audit delay. Nigel thinks it is because the company is effectively insolvent and he is right.  But there may be another reason, and this really stinks. So much so that an honourable Nomad would be considering its position. Luckily for Catenae its Nomad is Cairn.

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181 days ago

[email protected] Capital – did a proposed debt financing for Tradeflow flop? Statement needed ASAP!

If you look on the site BondAdvisor-Report-FHIM-Trade-Finance-Bond.pdf (bondexchange.com.au) you can see a document which seeks to raise $40 million in debt for a US dollar fund which had equity of $40 million (page 19) and which was launched on 4 August 2021.  Although the fund isn’t named as the sub scale loss making asset manager Tradeflow owned by the almost insolvent fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) the subsequent proposed bond issue detailed below clarifies that it was indeed Tradeflow.

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181 days ago

Spot the April Fool - musicMagpie

Yesterday shares in musicMagpie (MMAG) crashed another 19% to a new low of 42.5p and the end game is very obviously zero as our extensive coverage shows. Inlight of that, can you spot what must be an April Fool below?

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181 days ago

Videos: Music Magpie can STEAL from you! Read its T+C's CAREFULLY

Okay, these videos are a little nerdy. But they make the point that, while musicMagpie (MMAG) may bang on about its great reputation and oh-so-clever IT systems, it does piss off a lot of its customers. Many got in touch with this blogger after he claimed Magpie had used its T&Cs to steal from him. In the end, this will only hasten its inevitable demise.

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181 days ago

Video: We Stand on the Gold Launchpad

Investor, Lawrence Lepard, states that Russia’s actions will likely drive the price of gold, as we’ve reached a tipping point not unlike in the 1970s. Putin is hitting back economically: the theft of reserves was a clear warning to many countries. Thus, the Ukraine/Russia conflict is not only military but economic.

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181 days ago

Falanx Change of Adviser – talk me through the logic, chaps

Back in March 2019, cyber-security play-cum-jam-tomorrow producer, Falanx (FLX), sacked its Nomad (Spark Advisory) and “upgraded” to Stifel. Three years later, there is a new change. It all makes no sense.

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181 days ago

Ex Libris Dr TJ Winnifrith - Ronald Searle on "SuperMac"

Ten boxes of books headed to Greece last week to complete the library at the Greek Hovel. But, still, all the bookshelves here in Wales are full and I am packing additional books into storage boxes until a solution is found.  I do have a cunning plan. Occassionally a gem emerges.

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181 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The TTF disinvites me and spares the FT's blushes on Woodford

I have today been disinvited from the Woodford TTF event, so if you paid £75 to hear me, ask for your money back. I’m sure the FT’s happy, and I discuss what you will NOT now hear. I also discuss today’s April Fool on ShareProphets - which some of you fell for! Finally, I look at 4D Pharma (DDDD); Verditek (VDTK) – is that the Fat Lady I see?; Eden Research (EDEN), and the issue its auditors will have; and musicMagpie (MMAG), with today’s share price lurch in mind.

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181 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – following recent developments, how does the valuation stack up?

Shares in OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) have now gone ‘ex’ the dividend in specie of shares in its ProBiotix Health business which is set to be spun-off onto the AQSE Growth Market with an associated fund raise at the end of this month. Additionally, SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX), in which it has a 20.73% stake, has just announced half-year results which the market did not like, so how does the valuation stack up now?

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181 days ago

Wildcat Petroleum Quarterly news – Not an April Fool, but it should be

A day after its lie-infested results announcement, Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) has yet to put out a correction. Instead, we are treated to its quarterly newsletter, which might as well be an April Fool, or from Alice’s Wonderland but instead is authored by “Mr T.C., the virtual representative of Wildcat Petroleum in these times of social distancing & restricted travel”. Jeepers.

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181 days ago

Oracle Power’s Sheikh on the Make comes in handy again – yet another spoof & bailout placing

It is now two years since His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum, clambered aboard the jam-tomorrow joke that is Oracle Power (ORCP). News of the Sheikh’s involvement saw its shares surge to 1.25p. Last December, he exercised 200 million warrants, meaning he now owns 500 million shares, for which he paid 0.25p each. But Oracle’s share price has flagged a bit of late, as investors have grown mightily tired of its jam-tomorrow coal and gold projects.

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181 days ago

musicMagpie – shares off another 15% and now just 40p to sell – time for a statement?

It is three weeks until the one-year anniversary of musicMagpie’s (MMAG) IPO at 193p – c/o Peel Hunt – when founder shareholders trousered £93 million dumping stock on institutions. Today, the shares are crashing again, off 15% at just 40p to sell. The spread (10p) tells you something is very wrong. So, what is afoot?

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181 days ago

Video: Debt and War – The Signs of a Dying Empire, buy Gold not Dollars

Asset Manager, Michael Piepenburg, is quite clear: we are at a turning point when it comes to the death of an Empire, that is to say, America.

 
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181 days ago

BREAKING & SHOCKING: Andrew Bell re-elected by a Landslide at Red Rock Resources

The RNS merely states that all resolutions passed at today’s AGM. But, given the speculation regarding CEO Andrew Bell’s future, after the piss-poor share price performance of late, Mr Bell is being unduly, and uncharacteristically, modest and not giving the actual results. Luckily, I can assist…

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181 days ago

BREAKING: Darren Atwater Resignation letter

I am afraid that I shall not be firing Darren as, this morning, our esteemed publisher has resigned. His letter is below.

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181 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Warned that I must not talk about sucking PR cock even with reference to the FT which does!

Apparently, the chap from the FT may object to me reminding those at the April 5 Woodford event that his paper, like the wretched Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, Sunday Times et al DID suck Woodford’s PR cock.  Elsewhere, I discuss Red Rock Resources (RRR); Skibiotherapeutics (SBTX); Amigo (AMGO); Avacta (AVCT); Inspirit (INSP); and Mirriad Advertising (MIRI).

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182 days ago

Video - snow storm in a flash in Wales

Joshua and I drove in my battered old Belingo to pick up Jaya from her nursery among the infidels in England yesterday as it was bitterly cold, far too cold to walk. As we arrived the skies seemed to visibly darken and I felt even colder. I remarked on this to a mother waiting for her little darling and almost at once the skies opened spitting out big lumps of snow.  Joshua got out of the van in excitement and left his door open so within three minutes his seat was covered in global warming.  But by the time we had reached the bridge back to Wales the storm was over.

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182 days ago

Toople: cash generation does NOT mean it isn’t burning cash!

Let us be clear: Toople (TOOP) chairman, Richard Horsman, has not lied in today’s AGM statement. It is just that his dim-witted shareholder base has misunderstood him, thus sending the shares spiking unjustifiably. Let me explain.

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182 days ago

SkinBioTherapeutics – interim numbers & warning of slight delay largely irrelevant, the clear potential remains - Buy

SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st December 2021 which show revenue of just £21,949, cash £1.5 million lower to £3.2 million and include a warning that full-year forecasts will be materially missed – and the shares have responded down to 35p. But here’s why we retain significant confidence and see this as a buying opportunity. From here this could be a 10 bagger.

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182 days ago

EXPOSE: Wildcat Petroleum Interims - lies, lies, and yet more lies

The company that lied in its first-ever RNS has served up results for the six months to December 31, which contain, guess what? Yes. You got it. More lies. And these are material.

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186 days ago

The Guardian's take on one black multi-millionaire hitting another on TV - it's all about white racism natch!

An actor even I have heard off hit a comedian I am not sure I’d know from Adam, at the Oscars for telling an unfunny joke about his wife. Suddenly politicians, celebs and all the other preening nonentities who dominate our world in 2022 piped up with their take on Will Smith hitting Chris Rock. But only the Guardian, the dreary left wing reading of the middle classes, gets to the real core of the issue as you can see below.

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186 days ago

Federal Election Commission fines Crooked Hillary Clinton and DNC over hoax Russiagate Dossier - ZH

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fec-fines-hillary-clinton-dnc-over-steele-dossier-hoax

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186 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - that will be £43 to clear the anal glands said the doctor

Suffice to say, as the doctor outlined exactly what the problem was this afternoon and then what the solution would be I felt really very uncomfortable indeed. Luckily…

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186 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

Only kidding Elric, the bit about Optibiotix (OPTI) is at the end. Before that I discuss bear market funding economics (it is more interesting than it sounds) c/o Luke Johnson, Russia & Ukraine, ADM Energy (ADME) and its pre bailout placing spoof, Vast Resources (VAST), Versarien (VRS) and then matters to keep Mr Lemming happy.  

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186 days ago

400% upside in Optibiotix shares - new Cenkos note

Cenkos is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) so it is biased. I own shed loads of shares so am biased. The forecasts in the note out today include sod all for the three major deals announced at Christmas. So they will be increased.  Read into this what you want. My pension will be buying more shares at around the current level if it can.

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186 days ago

Artisanal Spirits – another shocking 2021 IPO, misleading with FY Numbers

Okay this is not on a par with musicMagpie (MMAG) or Parsley Box (MEAL) which are both heading for an encounter with the Fat Lady already but, still, Nomad Singer should be holding its head in shame, as reader A flags up Artisanal Spirits (ART).., Hat tip to him. Here’s why.

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186 days ago

The mystery of the twice aborted Recycling Technologies IPO and quitting CEO – an expert writes

Yesterday I suggested a possible reason for Stifel pulling the second attempted IPO of Recycling Technologies and for the shock resignation of CEO Adrian Griffiths just days before the IPO D day.  An expert investor has written to me with his analysis. He thinks I was on the right lines with regard to the bankruptcy of Pure Global Limited where Griffiths was on the board. Our expert adds far more detail suggesting the predicament Stifel as the Nomad may have faced, hence its resignation.

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186 days ago

Parsley Box open offer flops – when will it be going bust?

With the shares at 20p to sell (90% down on the IPO of less than a year ago) it is no shock that long suffering shareholders in Parsley Box (MEAL) were not gagging to take up an open offer at 20p. Having hoped to raise £1.1 million it managed just £140,000. Oops. So when will Parsley Box go bust?

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186 days ago

Glasgow and the statues of David Livingstone and Sir Robert Peel – Orwellian academic shame from Dr Stephen Mullen

The City of Glasgow has published a report on which statues it should tear down and which street names it should erase from history to appease the woke mobs and the Black Lives Matter movement. The press is all over the fight to save a statue of the explorer David Livingstone but is missing out om the even madder call to erase Sir Robert Peel from history.

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186 days ago

IQE – EBITDA bullshit again

The new CEO of IQE (IQE),the chipmaker that seduced both Malcolm Stacey and thirsty Paul Scott, starts his reign where the old one left off as dismal calendar 2021 results are posted today.  It is all bullshit.  Will this company ever generate cash?

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186 days ago

What on earth is the FCA thinking - Beacon Rise joins the standard list

A prospectus without input from a broker or financial adviser has been approved by the FCA and Beacon Rise Holdings (BRS), a company which now has just nine -  all Chinese – investors has joined the Standard List. Meet Mr and Ms Wang….

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186 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A night of shame for Mello Events, and Skinbiotherapeutics - I'm buying more

I start with Mello Events, which last night exposed itself as a PR promoter, failing to allow any questions about the elephant in the room: musicMagpie(MMAG).  Then to Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), after today’s news from the latter. I have spoken to both Steve O’Hara and Stuart Ashman. As Les points out in the comments section, the silver lining for you is the postponement of my retirement – but not for long. The market has over-reacted: long-term, these two companies will subsidise the goat farm, as I explain in detail.

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186 days ago

Recycling Technologies, now CEO is resigning- this wannabee AIM sewer IPO stinks!

Yesterday I revealed that the proposed AIM IPO and £30 million plus a Primary Bid fund raise of Recycling Technologies had been pulled – today we learn that just days before D day the CEO, Adrian Griffiths is to walk. Curiouser and curiouser.

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186 days ago

Toople - CEO lies about dilutive death spiral loan

Toople (TOOP) the sub-standard listed company today issued an RNS about “debt financing”. And in that RNS the CEO lies. Never buy shares in companies where the CEO is shown to have told one lie as there are bound to be others you are unaware of.

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187 days ago

Corporate President Karey Burke wokes up Disney with bonkers diversity quotas

My mum did not want us watching Disney films. Not because they were dangerous. They were, back in the 1970s, harmless enough but she just thought they were rubbish. It was better for us to read the Jungle Book than to watch the movie with annoying American accents. But these days…meet Karey Burke.

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187 days ago

How is this for airbrushing a history of fraud - musicMagpie again

Thanks to this website you know the history of very serious fraud of musicMagpie (MMAG) CFO turned COO Ian Storey.  But if you go to the Magpie website and check out his CV you see history airbrushed.

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187 days ago

A challenge for David Stredder and Mello Events - musicMagpie

So, David: do you want the audience to learn anything, or are you a mere PR man for low-grade corporates?  Tonight, musicMagpie (MMAG) is presenting at Mello Events, and you can bet that it will not discuss how, shockingly, it deceived investors about real competition in its IPO prospectus; or how its CFO-turned-COO was a serious fraudster.

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187 days ago

TomWinnifrith Bearcast: My SIPP buys more Optibiotix, Bluebird vs Kefi, & much more

This is a very long podcast, covering: Optibiotix (OPTI); Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX); Kefi (KEFI); Bluebird (BMV); Ten Lifestyle (TENG); CakeBox (CBOX); Deepverge (DVRG); Petropavlovsk (POG); Eurasia (EUA); and Amur Minerals (AMC).

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187 days ago

BREAKING: Recycling Technologies IPO pulled AGAIN – has Nomad Stifel quit?

Oh dear, oh, dear. To have your IPO pulled once is understandable, but twice seems like carelessness. Perhaps Nomad Stifel might care to scotch certain rumours doing the rounds.


Recycling Technologies first tried to raise £40 million of new monies, plus, if demand existed, some selling by existing investors, before Christmas.  A schedule one notice went in on December 1; a Primary Bid offered us stock a few days later, and Stifel Europe anticipated a mid-December IPO on the AIM Sewer.

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187 days ago

Watch out, Gavin Burnell of Globo and Novum infamy - you have a violent doppelganger in your home town!

Poor old Gavin. As if life wasn’t hard enough already for the old scallywag, several people have been in touch to suggest that the violent train hoodlum, flagged up on Twitter below, is, in fact, the colourful financier. Of course, though the hoodlum appears to live in the same town as Burnell, it cannot be him, since Gavin is both an honourable and respected member of the financial community. And thus I must warn him that he has a doppelganger who, like him, lives in Woking, and who, unlike Burnell, seems not quite the true scholar and gentleman. 

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187 days ago

Blue Star – another grossly overvalued player in the Bixby, Edwards, Frangos, Wall related party nest of snakes, facing cash criss

Reader A alerts me to another player in the nest of Andy Frangos party snakes: AIM-listed Blue Star Capital (BLU), a grossly overvalued investment company with a curious definition of profit, no cash at all and a barking-mad valuation. What’s not to like?

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187 days ago

[email protected] Capital- for whom the death spiral bell tolls, the race to 0p is hotting up

Maths test – complete the sequence: 0.204, 0.135, 0.12, 0.11407, 0.10, 0.056, x – what is x for Supply (SYME)?

 
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187 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Fraud is a sign of the times

I start with an apology for yesterday’s downtime, explaining what happened. Then I look at the musicMagpie (MMAG) saga, and why what I have discovered is so utterly damning. I also discuss today’s expose on paid social media influencers HERE. Regarding that, HERE is where the SEC did what the FCA should be doing, but I fear will not unless we enter a prolonged bear market where many lose cash.

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188 days ago

Here is an anniversary cake for Eurasia Mining

With thanks to a generous Banksta, here’s a Eurasia Mining (EUA) birthday cake for tomorrow.  This is to celebrate the fifth month anniversary of the farce that is Eurasia claiming that its sale process is still ongoing even though due diligence was supposedly completed on 28th October last year and that a British company selling assets in Russia, almost certainly to Russians, is going to be able to transact in the current climate.

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188 days ago

Letter to FCA & AIM Regulation re social media promoters paid in shares, ramping, pumping & dumping

I have, today, written to both the FCA and the oxymorons at AIM Regulation, on, what seems to me, sure-fire market abuse. The original letter names two AIM Companies and one “social media influencer” (I have redacted the names below). But I understand that the problem is not confined to these two companies and one “social media influencer”, and I am urging the authorities to work together on tackling what seems a growing issue.

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188 days ago

Video: Why Sound Money Matters

This is something the faux Conservatives should be watching.

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189 days ago

The Mrs and so many others rush to defend war crimes in Ukraine, and the "Russia targets civilians" myth

Anyone dissenting from the GroupThink frenzy – one whipped up by our leaders and the mainstream media – is dismissed as a Putin asset, a Russian poodle and an apologist for fascism. Thus, one must believe that Ukraine is the epitome of angelicity, and that Putin is indeed committing war crimes against civilians, the likes of which we have not seen since World War Two.

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189 days ago

We are being lied to by our media and Governments who say Russia is losing the war - it is not: superb Politico interview

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/03/21/michael-kofman-russia-military-expert-00018906

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190 days ago

What does one female swimmer in this picture have that the others do not, other than a penis

The leader of the Labour party, Mr Keir Starmer, is among those still struggling to answer the question whether a woman can have a penis. Even thirty years ago someone asking that question would have been laughed at. Now if you answer “NO” you may well be cancelled.

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190 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - this is what the internet is for!

That is to say allowing folks to swap pictures of cats. In this case it is Sian who has taken to sleeping in the cot with baby Jaya. The baby is now far larger than the cat who shows real maternal concern when Jaya starts to cry. I know, I await emails with alarming warnings about “elf ‘n ‘safety issues”

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191 days ago

The two minute hate at the Guardian this week is against poor people

One imagines that those writers at the Guardian who are not vegetarian eat only the finest organic ethically reared and killed meat. Price does not matter for members of the well paid metropolitan liberal elite. But what about poor people?

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191 days ago

You'd almost think Peel Hunt was up to no good - musicMagpie share price

musicMagpie (MMAG) clearly needs a bailout placing to survive. There is only selling ( apart from spoof boardroom trades) so the shares should be heading lower. But one market maker is holding the price up.  Others clearly would not touch this with a bargepole given what we have exposed here this week.  So which market maker is holding the price up?  Hint….

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191 days ago

Andrew Bell signs up for Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks – will it be 4th time lucky for the great man?

To date, controversial mining boss Bell, has managed 18 miles, 31miles and 3 miles (the last three). But on June 11th he will try to make it 4th time lucky and complete the 34miles Winchester to Woodlarks walk. He joins myself, writers Lucian Miers, Steve Moore, three of our readers Jonathan Price, Nick and Sam plus 80 year old Fleet Street Legend Brian Basham and his long suffering trainer. So that makes nine rogue bloggers so far.

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191 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: should I sack the dishonest Welsh worker part 2

Yesterday all of you said i should sack him. But the sad old geezer has texted me today.I relay what he wrote and ask, in today’s edition of the Moral Maze, if I should still sack him? The answer I think you will give, bears direct relation to both musicMagpie (MMAG) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which I discuss. I also cover Petropavlovsk (POG), Amala Foods (DISH), Zak Mir, Richard “Nobody Likes me and I do not care” Jennings and Lift Ventures whose IPO seems not to be quite as “imminent” as Zak told us it was two months ago.

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191 days ago

KERBOOM! musicMagpie going to zero Part 4 – its business is being crushed

The last two businesses of musicMagpie (MMAG) boss Steven Oliver went bust leaving unpaid bills of c£8million. But he had excuses ready for certainly this was nothing to do with a poor business model or management incompetence. Oh no! It was all to do with bastard banks pulling the plug and macro trends crushing his business model. Ring any bells yet?

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191 days ago

Vast Resources: Atlas dumps again as cash crisis becomes critical – fat Lady now gargling for May Day performance!

Just 4 days after death spiral provider Atlas converted $150,000 of debt into Vast Resources (VAST) shares at 0.86p having forward sold, it has announced the conversion of another $150,000 this time at 0.77p. In February the conversion was at 1.24p. Do you see a trend? My guess is that those shares have already been forward sold and that Atlas will now be working on dumping even more stock ahead of the next conversion. Why the panic? Two reasons:

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191 days ago

UK Oil & Gas – FY Results – explicit warning of bailout placing ahead

If folks are looking to punish Russian war criminals for atrocities committed in Ukraine, I suggest they be locked up for years and made to re-read today’s FY results from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) fifty times a day.  Wading through pages of ESG guff and self-congratulatory horse really does make one lose the will to live. But buried in it is a stark admission of impending share price doom

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191 days ago

Video: Inflation will explode as the world stops using dollars

At last we Austrian economists  can see that our dire warnings about the thief in the night will be vindicated. But if you think I am gloomy…

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192 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - as winter ends, my wood store is bigger than ever

Reader R and cousin P drool with envy at the size of my wood store currently. Though the wood-burning stove has kept us warm all winter, I have chopped more wood than I have used, and thus the wood store below has, I reckon, enough to see us through to early 2025. That middle section really is four rows deep, and more than five feet high. And the good news…

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192 days ago

Petropavlovsk could be toast by tea-time, it is utterly screwed by sanctions: Told y'all!

On March 4 I asked if Petropavlovsk (POG) shares could be a zero citing its banking relationship with Gazprombank as one of two reasons why it might be. On March 9, the company pooh poohed the suggestion with an RNS which, with hindsight, in light of news today, was manifestly dishonest.

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192 days ago

What does ActiveOps have in common with the dogs musicMagpie and Parsley Box?

Young Steve has already written up today’s disastrous lack of profits warning from ActiveOps (AOM) but he misses out a key point with the shares now 97.5p. The fine firm responsible for this listing as Nomad and Broker was Investec. I wonder how much it earned.

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192 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - should I sack another worker here in Wales?

I give you the circumstances and ask should I sack this old bloke? I can see no reason not to even if it forces me to have to learn how to slate. Then I look at BlueJay Mining (JAY), musicMagpie (MMAG), McColls (MCLS), and the almighty joke that is Standard Listed Fragrant Prosperity (FPP) which is, as I explain, worth less than nothing.

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192 days ago

Alpha Growth: grossly overvalued and heading for an accounting crisis & share suspension

At some stage the FCA is going to wake up to this scandal and shares in this crock will be suspended. Here’s why. In today’s RNS Alpha (ALGW) the sub scale longevity specialist listed on the Standard List announced an Acquisition which included the following information.

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192 days ago

The Question Nightcap STILL will not answer… and its silence matters!

It is now ten days since I put 1 simple question to Nightcap (NGHT) the bars chain run by Dragon’s Den Star Sarah Willingham and her husband Michael Toxic which is lurching towards a cash crisis. And guess what: no answer!

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192 days ago

Pentagon Drops Truth Bombs to Stave Off War With Russia (not that the MSM is reporting it) - Consortium News

https://consortiumnews.com/2022/03/23/pentagon-drops-truth-bombs-to-stave-off-war-with-russia/

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192 days ago

SHOCKING: The loathsome Jew hating #NUS organises concert by Jew hating rapper & tells Jews to self segregate at the event - JC

https://www.thejc.com/news/news/call-for-antisemitism-probe-into-nus-over-self-segregate-plan-for-jews-at-rapper-lowkey-gig-3tCYkoHVvKujIkCyg7vFaP

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192 days ago

musicMagpie going to Zero part 3 - its COO's history of fraud, Ian Storey's CV

Ian Storey was the CFO of musicMagpie (MMAG) from March 2015, becoming the COO when this company joined the AIM sewer last April.Are investors fully aware of his history of cooking the books at one of the biggest FTSE frauds of the past two decades?

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192 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Surely Dignity has to refinance and it will not be pretty

I start by explaining why my next musicMagpie (MMAG) article was delayed until tomorrow. It is all to do with a Greek, a lorry and a shortage of bubblewrap in Wrexham. I draw your attention to a real share trading oddity at Magpie before heading on to  discuss whether Vast Resources (VAST) or Catenae (CTEA) will go bust first. Finally a detailed look at Dignity (DTY) where that combination of zero earnings visibility, past overcharging of punters and a wreck of a balance sheet spells even more gloom ahead.

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192 days ago

Musicmagpie - the corruption of the deadwood press, just lying to its readers!

It is almost as if reporter Jon Robinson from Business Live was taking dictation from PR fluffies Powerscourt as he reported on boardroom share buying at musicMagpie (MMAGhere.  Claiming the bosses were “doubling down” by buying £300,000 of shares at 52.5p is “doubling down” when, as I pointed out HERE, the same bosses had sold £15.7 million worth of shares at the IPO less than a year ago is just 100% misleading. It gets worse…

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192 days ago

BREAKING: Caveat Emptor – Greg Smith is back and wants your cash, why isn’t the FCA stopping this man? A history lesson for newbies (and the FCA)!

Over the past few weeks a chap called Greg Smith and his side kick Jeremy Read have been schmoozing folks in London and Paris to raise $7 million for a company called Latin America Resources. There is a glossy investor deck which I have talking about gushing oil production in the Atzam field in Guatemala and some folks may have been tempted.  I suggest that investing in this company without knowing the REAL 20 year back story is financial suicide. 

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192 days ago

musicMagpie Going to Zero Part 2 – the response, it's 'avin'a giraffe

Yesterday I explained very clearly how musicMagpie (MMAG) had lied to investors in its prospectus and that lie was at the heart of the reason why the company will eventually, like the two previous businesses of CEO Steven Oliver go bust.  There was a response, of sorts at 3.50 PM.

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192 days ago

SHOCKER: Brokerman Dan robbed by ADVFN

This is outrageous and enough to make one lose all faith in the integrity of some in the financial markets. Today ADVFN (AFN) has announced its 2022 financial awards where past winners include Ronnie Kray (re-distributor of the year), Bernie Madoff (fund manager of the year) and Gordon Brown (economist of the year).  The correlation between those financial services companies receiving awards and those advertising heavily on ADVFN is, as ever, just a pure coincidence. The main award is the blogger or blog of the year. Naturally nobody associated with this website has ever won…

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192 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the last ever recorded in Shipston

I explain why and about a bit of a mishap as I left Wales. The it is onto musicMagpie (MMAGafter this piece earlier,  Parsley Box (MEAL),  Chill Brands (FRAUD), Online Blockchain (OBC), TrustPilot (TRST) and Knights Group (KGH). After my enforced training walk thismorning you can donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE on the news of our new star walker

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192 days ago

Is the fraud [email protected] Capital sitting on Mercator share conversion notices?

The Mercator death spiral, can be repaid in cash or at [email protected] Capital’s (SYME) option by being swapped into a convertible loan note.  The total repayable is now £7.7 million repayable in 12 monthly instalments from inception.  To date Supply has made 3 full repayments and one partial repayment as set out below:

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193 days ago

BREAKING: Music Magpie a zero explained: Part 1 the IPO Monster Lie

Amazingly Music Magpie (MMAG) is one of the three most recognised names in e-tail but that is all in the past. Since its IPO at 193p in April of last year it has all been downhill and at 62.5p the shares now have just another 62.5p to lose. This is a zero in waiting and in a multi-part series starting today I shall explain why…

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193 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I start the expose of a new well known zero in waiting tomorrow but here are three to tuck into first

Forgive the voice. Last week’s cold has left me sounding like I have been swallowing gravel. I start with a few words about distractions today which included ordering 72 blackthorn plants and 12 wild blackberry bushes and fetching antique Welsh furniture to go to Greece. Then I ponder whether Nigel is reinvesting his Ariana (AAU) dividends in Ariana (AAU).I explain why I am not and where I am putting the cash. Or  rather I am sitting on the fence between Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). The 3x company I mentioned on Saturday, is a well known one and will be exposed via a multi-part series kicking off tomorrow at 8.30 AM and it is, I am sure, a zero.  Ahead of then I discuss what makes a real bear market and how it affects rubbish stocks out of cash. Until you see  a good few RNS statements each month saying that “shares are suspended pending clarification” you are not in a bear market.  In that vein, I mention three POS companies which RIGHT NOW have no cash and are burning it: Vast Resources (VAST), Chill Brands (CHLL) and [email protected] Capital (FRAUD) and I discuss the next steps for that trio and why the net is tightening on them.

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193 days ago

Asimilar – when is a profit not a profit? This is a nest of snakes waiting to bite you

I have covered in some depth the numerous smoke and mirrors deals at Asimilar (ASLR) and it is an accident waiting to happen as its results today demonstrate very clearly. The company boasts net assets at the September 30th year end of £41.74 million. At 27.5p the market cap is £33.5 million. Put simply the market does not believe the net asset number. It could easily halve or, far, worse.

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193 days ago

[email protected] Capital – not a Turkish delight spoof as cash crisis becomes critical.

Next month, April 2022, auditors will have to decide of they can sign off on the accounts of the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME). There will be the usual restatements (aka admissions of past lies) but the big issue is, ceteris paribus, whether this company is deemed technically insolvent and can get a sign off at all.  A reminder of the maths before today’s, pathetic, spoofing is exposed.

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193 days ago

Vast Resources the death spiral that was meant to be replaced crunches the share price again - official target now 0p

On January 31 Vast Resources (VAST) announced that it had almost replaced its Atlas death spiral with alternative funding, a refinancing. Natch that was grossly misleading! This is Vast after all.

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193 days ago

Reka Gyorgy banned from twitter: guess why? Hint: she is a swimmer

In the all-must-have-prizes way our kids are taught nowadays, there are two finals in US college swimming championships. One for the fastest eight swimmers from the heats – what we used to call “the final” in the old days – and one for the 9th to 16th fastest swimmers: they, too, have a “final”. Reka Gyorgy missed out on a “final” place in the recent 500 metres freestyle, as her qualifying time was the 17th fastest. And now she has also been banned from Twitter, as you can see below.

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193 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – When director share buying is a sell signal

I start with a few words on some odious remarks made by Ukranian President Zelensky and a few more on Radio 5 Live Rugby commentary which was just so bad it was off the scale. Then it is onto share buying which is a sell signal, referencing two Nigel articles this  weekend on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Advanced Oncotherapy(AVO) but bringing in incidents at Amur Minerals (AMC), Nanosynth (NNN) when it was the Strat Aero fraud and Jim Mellon’s Condor Gold (CNR)

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193 days ago

Imperial Brands – “Update on Russia and Revised Guidance”, Buy

Imperial Brands (IMB) has announced an update on its actions and impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, concluding on Russia “an orderly transfer of our business as a going concern would be in the best interests… have begun negotiations with a local third party about a transfer”.

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193 days ago

BREAKING: Julie Meyer says to sue Queen's lawyers Farrer & Co & lawyer Julian Pike for £150m

Okay, Ms Lingerie on Expenses is fleeing a High Court arrest warrant and facing a six month jail term as well as an FCA Criminal enquiry but you can’t keep the old crook down. Now she reveals on Twitter that she is to sue the Queen’s lawyers, Farrer & Co, and partner Julian Pike for £150 million. Don’t spend it all at once Julie… I see that having branded ShareProphets a terrorist organisation she now says Farrer is a “Terrorising Legal Organisation.” 

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193 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Diary Date April 5, unusual prayers with Joshua, twitter fails and the 3 xs

The failure of Twitter to clean up the sort of filth that makes it a sewer relates to this tweet.The matter of unusual prayers is discussed at the end of the podcast. The diary date is for THIS EVENT and the I chat about the 3xs, not my ex wives but the sources an investigative journalist needs. One 3x was in touch on Friday ….

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193 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – intention to list its ProBiotix Health business on AQSE, Strong Buy…

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that it intends to seek admission of its ProBiotix Health business onto the AQSE Growth Market with an associated fund raise of approximately £2.5 million at an indicative premoney valuation of £22.5 million and a distribution in specie. With, at a 35.5p share price, OptiBiotix as a whole currently capitalised at £31.3 million, is this good news? You bet!

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194 days ago

Shearwater – contract win, boosts confidence in meeting full-year forecasts: BUY

Cybersecurity group Shearwater (SWG) has announced a three-year contract with a global financial organisation, totalling $4.1 million, to provide the customer with security software across the breadth of its operations.

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194 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 3 dogs and an arse

In today’s podcast I look in detail at Deepverge (DVRG) whose CEO Gerry Brandon is a 100% arse and whose most recent RNS is utterly deceptiive. I also look in detail at musicMagpie (MMAG) where a placing will be messy but is a slam dunk cert if the Fat Lady is not to make an appearance and at Cineworld (CINE) which remains a slam dunk short. 

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194 days ago

It’s Lord Ashbourne to you, you vulgar little oik

I see that Edison has published a note on Kefi (KEFI) giving a valuation range of 2.46p to 8.27p. Whatever, it is paid to be bullish but as a loyal shareholder I agree the stock is cheap although nobody has paid me to write that. Anyhow I see that the Edison contact is Lord Ashbourne? Who he ed?

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194 days ago

Video: Fear Trade Coming for Gold Right Around the Corner

Analyst Don Durrett says that it is fear that will get gold racing away. And he can see plenty of fear on its way. 

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194 days ago

TrakM8 to extend the hook up with the fraud Gary Lineker promoted – a bit disingenuous

TrakM8 (TRAK)  has announced that after three years of working with Ingenie Limited, it has extended the deal for another three years. Ingenie you say, that Ingenie? Er…yes. Well sort of.

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194 days ago

Spoof announcement from the [email protected] Fraud – it is all about getting morons to buy death spiral stock

Heck: today’s news is an RNS Reach, that is to say financially insignificant. But when your entire shareholder base makes a garden worm look like the late Bamber Gascoigne in the intelligence department ,that matters little, [email protected] Capital (SYME) shares are up by 6% on the news.

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194 days ago

It’s safer to stick to small caps as a bear and this is the next Omega

There now seem to be serious peace talks in Ukraine with both sides, apparently, prepared to give a little to stop the bloodshed. I know too many folks are beating the war drums and bursting with pride every time a British missile takes out a Russian tank but they are mistaken as I explained in a podcast HERE. As a human being I pray for peace and an end to the killing. If there is peace all stocks will melt up, but especially the big caps.

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194 days ago

Amnesty on Ukranian crimes against humanity ( against Russians in Eastern Ukraine) from the days when we were allowed to say BOTH sides did bad things - Newsweek

https://www.newsweek.com/evidence-war-crimes-committed-ukrainian-nationalist-volunteers-grows-269604

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194 days ago

BREAKING: Now Julie Meyer loses Singapore Court case, judge flags up whopping new lies in her affidavits made under oath

Hey Ms Lingerie on Expenses: I am not writing this because my mother killed herself but because you have been caught telling hilarious new lies under oath yet again as you lost yet another court case yesterday, this time in Singapore. The ShareProphets woman on the ground out East is still laughing at your mendacity as she brings me details. So it appears is the Judge, Honourable Justice Philip Jeyaretnam.

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194 days ago

Tern Plc – net asset value growth more than 80% down to serial mugging of its own investors

Today Tern (TERN) published its results for the year ended 31 December 2021 and they showed a profit before tax of £4,578,321 which was a good result.  Net asset value increased by 26% per share from 7.3 pence to 9.2 pence per share.  Again good. But how does Tern manage to increase its NAV?

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194 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: All about Optibiotix apart from a few comments on the most despicable MBE out there

I do comment about Julie Meyer’s latest tweet. Suicide is no joking matter and this act alone should see her lose her MBE. But most of this podcast is about events today at Optibiotix (OPTI) whose core businessis not worth MINUS £12 million as Mr Market implies. Ahead of the 24th March FYB! A pedant points out that at 14 mins in I say Optibiotix shareholders will get a distribution of 36-38%of Skinbiotherapeutics – clearly  meant Probiotix. Apologies – long covid strikes again.

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194 days ago

Julie Meyer MBE plumbs new depths - tweeting about the suicide of the mother of the journalist who has exposed her crimes

46 years ago my mother killed herself. I do not hide the fact and yes it is an event that saddens me. But I do not expose folks like Julie Meyer, who has fled Britain to avoid a six month jail term, owes taxes all over the world and is the subject of an FCA Criminal investigation because of what happened in on Oxford hospital in 1976 but because folks like Julie Meyer should be exposed. The tweet below ike others were Meyer incites the mob with talk of terrorism has been reported to twitter but nothing will be done.

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194 days ago

Headlam – 2021 results, further trading improvement to follow: BUY

Europe’s leading floorcoverings distributor group Headlam Group (HEAD) has announced its results for the 2021 calendar year and said “trading in January and February 2022 in line with plan, with the strong margin performance in 2021 maintained into 2022”.

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194 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Peace in our Time? And 3 Brains is wrong!

I discuss the latest developments in Ukraine. Then I move on to Fevertree (FEVR), Tern (TERN), Braveheart (BRH), Iofina (IOF)  and the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) and the bucket shop based maths based on liquidity, or rather the lack of it. 

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194 days ago

Photo Article - a last view of the back garden at Shipston

I am not sure that it made economic sense but I headed to Shipston yesterday to pick up the lawnmower of my late father. I also found a sharp saw so that might have improved the maths a bit. The house is meant to be sold within days so this was my last trip.

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194 days ago

Iofina – Bankski is back in, spiv trading idea – follow him!

The on off long term love affair between self-styled “Brexit bad boy” Arron Banks and perennial AIM dog Iofina (IOF) is back on, for reasons he explained to me in a tweet today as his stakebuilding emerged.

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194 days ago

Updated: Tern – spooooooooooooooooooooooooooof – doing maths the Belfast way

As explained HERE, sub scale investor in crap companies Tern (TERN) needs to get a placing away by April Fool’s day or it is in deep merde.  Hence a desperate attempt to ramp the shares ahead of a visit to the bucket shops for the discounted bailout. Even Tern could not bring itself to make today’s release an RNS. It is an RNS Reach meaning that it is financially immaterial. You will be amazed just how immaterial it is. As such this is a major red flag that a discounted placing is imminent so if you are buying shares in the market today you better lube up.

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194 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A quiz question, a Greek Hovel offer and the dying days of a fraud

My quiz question has an Irish theme, I have a Greek Hovel offer or the genesis of one and, indulge me in this day of sweet victory, I then discuss in detail the strange death of the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) as we wait for the last rites to be read.

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194 days ago

Open Letter to PKF LittleJohn and the FRC re the fraud Chill Brands and its bogus revenue

Auditor PKF LittleJohn will already be considering the unenviable task of auditing the accounts of its fraudulent client Chill Brands (CHLL) for the year ending March 31 2022. Given that Chill is now already teetering on the brink of insolvency I would suggest that PKF asks for payment up front. In light of the shocking admission today, I felt it wise to mark the card of PKF and my good friends at the Financial Reporting Council on two matters. My letter is below:

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194 days ago

Video: the end game for the dollar, prepare for hyperinflation and buy metals!

Okay, Kevin Wadsworth and Patrick Karim are chartists but let’s not hold that against them.  Their calls are dramatic and bearish.

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194 days ago

Sarah Willingham's NightCap says interims “fantastic” but in fact they fail to hide that a cash crisis is on the way

We shall come to the matter of the £167,500 and other ESG red flags later, for now let’s focus on interims from NightCap (NGHT) which show very clearly that a cash crisis is imminent.  The half year is to 26 December. That means you get a full month’s takings in what is the busiest month but since you don’t pay suppliers for at least 30 days and avoid 5 days of largely income free costs, the balance sheet flatters to deceive.  I have asked NightCap on what day it pays its staff but so far it has not responded. I wonder why. Even with the bodges the numbers are dire.

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194 days ago

Photo Article: Lia Thomas wins another swimfest and what her fellow women swimmers feel about her cheating

Lia Thomas is the“woman” swimmer who was a man until two years ago and so naturally is winning all sorts of college competitions. The real women who she beats do not dare speak out about this farce as that would be deemed transphobic and thus risk them being cancelled and shunned. But the photo below from the winners podium shows what they really think. As ever, George Orwell foresaw this sort of nonsense in 1984:

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194 days ago

BREAKING: The FCA forces Chill Brands to admit it broke disclosure rules on dodgy & bogus related party pig and pork fraud type “sales”

This is awful. After a number of communications between myself and the FCA, the regulator of the Standard List, the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) has been forced to come clean on its related party “loan”. And the truth is awful. Chill now admits that nearly all of its H1 sales were in fact booked to a key shareholder which has not paid for the product bought. This is a pig and pork fraud as I suggested in THIS podcast sent to the FCA the other day. 

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194 days ago

Versarien A Table of failure - hard numbers

Of course ,for the diehard cultists it will all be different this time. Or next time. Or the year after. But it will not be. A hat tip to reader G for this table of Versarien’s (VRS) track record up to the end of March 2021.  When we update it with the next numbers it will look even worse.

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194 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 bigger threats to share prices than what is happening in Ukraine

I discuss those threats and at a company level I add commentary on Nightcap (NGHT), Cake Box (CBOX) Chill Brands (CHLL), Cellular Goods (CBX) and [email protected] Capital (SYME)

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194 days ago

Nightcap: More Red flag corporate governance questions than answers

Like all piss poor companies, in the end NightCap (NGHT) will run out of other folks’ cash.  But there are also massive corporate governance red flags to address. In my article of Saturday 20 November 2021, A GROWING SCANDAL: Sarah Willingham’s Nightcap: questions for the independent non executives and the auditors, I focused on two payments made to Sarah and her husband Michael Willingham-Toxvaerd being:

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199 days ago

More filth on Biden which the liberal media claimed was "Russian disinformation" in the Election, they now admit was true

https://www.foxnews.com/media/new-york-times-report-hunter-biden-laptop-2020-election-campaign

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201 days ago

Must watch Video: An Iraq US veteran on what is really happing in the Russia Ukraine war

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igq2fqa7RY4

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201 days ago

Orwell was Right - Matt Taibbi

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/listen-to-this-article-orwell-was?s=r

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203 days ago

Video: Tom Winnifrith interviewed by All Party Parliamentary Group on Personal Banking and Fairer Financial Services on how useless the FCA is

I recorded this video for the APPG some week ago and it has just gone live today. I think I made my points clearly with a good joke or two.

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203 days ago

Photo joke: Prince Andrew and the Ukranians

As ever I am indebted to the admirable @BurnsideNotTosh for this photo which some may find tasteless but which raised a, grudging, smirk even from the Mrs. Enjoy

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203 days ago

Photo Article: Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks - Serious Training starts, walk 1

My pal Matt is over from New Zealand and suggested a gentle seven mile Saturday stroll along the Sandstone Trail in Cheshire followed by lunch at the Pheasant. I thought that sounded easy enough and so said “why not” and that I would carry Jaya, a chunky sixteen month old, on my back. I had never encountered the Sandstone Trail before.

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203 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Optibiotix & chatting to Steve O'Hara as Lemming Investor walks away

There was no Bearcast yesterday as I was a) knackered after a tough Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks training walk and then b) a bit pissed after Ireland’s triumph over the infidels. You can now donate to the 2022 Rogue Bloggers walk on June 11 HERE. In today’s podcast I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), a long chat with Steve O’Hara and an, in my view, mistaken, but for him massive, call by Lemming Investor. I also cover SkinBiotherapeutics (SBTX). The Russia/Ukraine podcast I refer to is HERE

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203 days ago

Fresnillo – 2021 results, on-going challenges but confident in prospects: BUY

Fresnillo (FRES) has announced 2021 results and on-going challenges but also confidence in its prospects. Really?

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203 days ago

Stocks like Cineworld are NOT Ukraine Binary Bets whatever Mr Market says

I see that amid some optimism that we might see peace in Ukraine the FTSE 100 is staging a bit of a rally as I write.  And with that all sorts of stocks among the small and mid-caps are heading higher. Of course, I pray for peace. If we get it then all stocks will be marked higher but for how long?

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203 days ago

Tom Winnifrith podcast in this Russiaphobic era, some uncomfortable truths for we in the West on the bloody war we cheer on in the Ukraine

I am not a Russian asset and I deplore the Russian invasion but we are not looking at the whole picture and we are being lied to by all sides. I invite you to consider a number of very uncomfortable truths you will not see discussed on the BBC or in the deadwood press. 

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203 days ago

H & T Group – 2021 results, looks well positioned for trading recovery

H&T Group (HAT) has announced results for the 2021 calendar year and that looking ahead it “is well positioned”. Is it?

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203 days ago

You will never guess who has accused Julian Pike & the Queen's lawyers Farrer & Co of fraud?

Julian Pike brands himself as a specialist in reputation management so surely being accused of fraud, as you can see below, means that he must defend his own reputation by firing off a libel writ at once?

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204 days ago

Guido Fawkes shoots down yet another outright lie and smear pushed by the Crazy cat woman & serial fantasist #CaroleCadwalladr

https://order-order.com/2022/03/12/a-personal-statement/

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204 days ago

Demographics in Europe country by country - a timebomb out East

The map below is fascinating. It shows the first year when each country in Europe reached its population in 2021. In the case of Ireland it was 1825. Then came the famine and mass migration took place.  For Northern and Western Europe, with the assistance of mass immigration, the answer is 2021. But look further East and what you see is explosive and might be one explanation of events in Ukraine and Russia. 

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205 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: $60 does not make you a Russian asset nor does chucking Russian vodka make one a hero

I discuss with reference to Tulsi Gabbard, who I admire immensely, and Nigel Farage, who I don’t, what makes someone a Russian asset. Neither Nigel or Tulsi are but that won’t stop certain loons from saying they are. Then a bit more on dangerous fake news. Then I look at Pearson (PSON), Novacyt (NCYT), Nightcap (NGHT), Deepverge (DVRG), Chill Brands (FRAUD) and [email protected] Capital (FRAUD).

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205 days ago

Journalist trolling arse Gerry Brandon fools the morons (again) – production orders are not revenues &certainly not cash!

As Deepverge (DVRG) burns cash and prepares for this year’s bailout placing, the journalist trolling arse of a CEO Gerry Brandon is playing his usual game of spoofing the morons who comprise his shareholder list and ramping the shares with announcements that are designed to mislead a group of investors with a collective IQ of less than that of a cheese sandwich. Last year Gerry the arse broke AIM Rule 11 with the pre-placing ramp, this year it is more nuanced spoof.

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205 days ago

Omega Diagnostics Regulatory Failure a sign of incompetence but does not affect business model: it is still shite & doomed

Oh dear. Oh dear. The chaps running Omega Diagnostics (ODX) really are incompetent poltroons.  I wonder how my favourite Saltire waving troll Craig Inglis – who first inspired me to start investigating this POS -  feels about the latest dire news: The UK Health Security Agency rejecting an application for approval of the professional-use VISITECT® COVID-19 Antigen test. Ooops.

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205 days ago

Every Cloud has a silver lining – Lyin’ Steve Sanderson jumps on board the Ukrainian bandwagon

So what if women and children are being blown to shreds in Kiev. The “good” thing about that war is that it means we must stop using oil and gas produced by the evil Russians – we don’t use much anyway – and thus need to turn to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) run by Lyin’ Steve Sanderson to bail us out. Talking of which, I wonder how the placing is going…

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205 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I despise Roman Abramovitch but stealing his assets is just wrong & a bad precedent

Obviously I do hope Chelsea goes bust and is docked 500 points and finds itself playing next season in the National League so allowing two clubs to be promoted which might just include Wrexham. But what is happening to the Abramovitch sets a dangerous precedent. I discuss this with reference to Evraz  (EVR). I look at Parsley Box (MEAL) and the role of certain institutional investors and also FinnCrap (FCAP) in some detail. I predict Parsley will go bust by the autumn notwithstanding today’s dishonest bailout.  I look at Oxford Cannibinoid (OTCP) and the growing scandal there  and also comment on Eurasia (EUA), then at Chill Brands (CHLL) and that other Standard Listed fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME). I discuss Summerway Capital (SWC) and Argo Blockchain (ARB) but I start with a parents dilemma.

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205 days ago

[email protected] Capital Bulletin Board Morons apply Leni maths = mega shorting opportunity

[email protected] Capital (SYME) shares are up by more than 50% at time of writing this article at 0.1025p with the rumour mill implying huge revenues were just around the corner at Tradeflow Capital.  The announcement that Tradeflow had cumulatively financed over $1 billion of commodity trade up from $750 million the previous quarter was what seems to have promoted the buying frenzy.

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205 days ago

Video: Politicians swinging from lamposts, mass starvation, a mammoth European recession - and that is the best case scenario

Again I present this as a counter viewto a one way traffic in the MSM. I can’t say that I agreewith all of what follows. Libertarian commentator Tom Luongo does not hold back.For starters he believes social media should be reserved exclusively for puppy and unicorn videos. As a hardcore libertarian he believes in human rights and is therefore against war as a matter of principle. Wars support the state and they are the worst possible outcome of human interaction.  He says that the Ukraine war is full of disinformation and bias from the media and as always the first casualty in war is the truth and that Russia appears to generally be less biased in its reporting. The Russians feel this is the least bad action they can take regarding Ukraine at this time.

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206 days ago

FinnCap - a very odd trading statement and is it sexist to talk about the share price since IPO

Nomad and broker Finncap (FCAP) led by smug Sam Smith the City’s fave female entrepreneur, so we cannot say anything bad about her company, floated on the AIM Sewer on December 5 2018 at 28p per share. Today, after a ramptastic, but odd, trading statement, the shares are …. 28p to sell, 29p to buy if you are nutso.

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206 days ago

Parsley Box – bailout placing at 20p to raise up to £7 million: not enough

Parsley Box (MEAL) has served up unaudited 2021 numbers which are mouthwateringly awful and announced a £5.9 million placing and £1.1 million open offer which is not underwritten. The price of 20p is a small premium to yesterday’s close but a big discount to when FinnCrap started scuttling around the City with the begging bowl out.

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206 days ago

Twitter is censoring reporting on Ukrainian Nazis on the pretext of "abusive behavior" - Asa Winstanley

https://asawinstanley.substack.com/p/twitter-is-censoring-reporting-on?s=r

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206 days ago

Daft millionaire lefty lunatic of the day - Hugh Laurie has a wet dream about Carole Cadwalladr

This is a title which is always hotly contested but today’s winner is actor Hugh Laurie as you can see below.

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207 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: C'mon Peterhouse don't be such cowards - answer the questions!

What does your listed client have to hide? The truth I suspect. But two days of silence on this Standard listed POS really is not good.  I look at what is happening in Ukraine and what happens next and suggest that some Ukranians are now not being sensible or reasonable. I cover Omega Diagnostics (ODX), Amigo (AMGO), Guild ESports (GILD) and Predator Oil & Gas (PRD).

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207 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A duff Nigel Wray call & Parsley Box needs to 'fess ASAP

I start with a recovered Joshua learming a new word. Then it is onto Gfinity (GFIN) and Nigel Wray, Guild ESports (GILD), Parlsey Box (MEAL), the markets and Ukraine, Chill Brands (CHLL) – the day’s biggest gainer (pro tem), a true dead cat bounce and Cineworld (CINE).  There is also a history lesson for GCSE student, our in house Euro loon, my friend, Jonathan Price.

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207 days ago

Letter to Sam Smith of FinnCrap re Parlsey Box

Sam runs Finncap (FCAP) which earned vast fees floating Parsley Box (MEAL) at 200p last March. The shares are now 17.5p. As a belated celebration of International Women’s Day I have dropped Sam a note.

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207 days ago

Video: Protecting Your Savings with Gold and Silver

Precious metals dealer Patrick Yip is clearly talking is own book but is, I think, correct in suggesting that everything is becoming more expensive and we see that in the one year performance of most commodities. The US Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) report of 7.5% seems to be very understated but this rate of inflation alone would remove 35% of your purchasing power in five years.

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207 days ago

Versarien- Sustainable concrete pods my arse, the borish Neill Ricketts is delusional

You don’t need to be Greta, the doom Goblin, Thunberg to know that in today’s environmentally friendly RNS Reach (i.e not financially significant) announcement from Versarien (VRS), the loathsome bore Neill Ricketts is talking out of his fat posterior. Here’s why.

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207 days ago

Petropavlovsk - morally bankrupt, shareholders should feel dirty

Petropavlovsk (POG) has today issued a statement “Events in Ukraine.” After this I would feel dirty owning its shares, it shows a company that is morally bankrupt.

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207 days ago

Video: Nigel's hero says gold to $4000 by 2024

Nigel Somerville’s hero Jordan Roy Byrne has come out with a big call: gold to $4,000, silver to $100 by 2024 with a stagflationary recession on its way.  The great man says that…

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207 days ago

Omega Diagnostics – a touch of madness and now a slow death

Yesterday afternoon at 3.40 PM AIM sewer dog Omega Diagnostics (ODX) stunned the market with news that shareholders had committed financial hara kiri by voting down GM Resolutions to allow the proposed £5.48 million placing and open offer. That was madness, what followed was utter madness. 

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207 days ago

Now Julie Meyer demands Police investigate ShareProphets for terrorism

The twitter meltdown, from the woman fleeing a High Court Arrest warrant, we reportedv earlier HERE, continues. Now Julie “under an FCA Criminal Investigation” Meyer wants the Police to crack down on this website for being terrorists.  If Ms Meyer ever does return to England to start a stretch inside and wants to appeal on grounds of insanity…. the evidence is below.

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207 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: two penny dreadfuls dying a slow death

I am shortly off to Tesco then will be in action as the family cook. Ahead of that I look at Deepverge (DVRG) run by the arse Gerry Brandon, wondering which will come first, the next trading warning or the next bailout placing, at Mirriad (MIRI) where I disagree with comrade Stacey, Amigo (AMGO), Chill Brands (CHLL), Jubilee Metals (JLP), [email protected] Capital (SYME), Cellular Goods (CBX), oil, gold and Ukraine and finally at Argo Blockchain’s (ARB) latest news. 

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207 days ago

Tern and the Wyld cash & warrant crisis, Nigel Somerville is far too charitable

That is Nigel’s problem. He is just too much of a nice guy as he showed with his piece earlier on the Tern/Wyld cash crisis. I am not so charitable.  I am not a nice guy. The crisis is far worse than even Nigel suggests.

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207 days ago

Amigo shares surge 98% on FCA news but this is insanity on steroids

The FCA has today indicated that it will not object to the proposed recapitalization and customer redress package proposed by loan shark Amigo (AMGO) but there are a few horrid caveats and a near doubling of the share price to 6p is quite literally insane making this a slam dunk short. Here’s why.

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208 days ago

BREAKING: Julie Meyer says Mr Justice Kerr doesn't understand the law and she has invoiced Queen’s Lawyer’s Farrer for £1 million & will “destroy “ them

You may have thought that Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer was on the ropes what with that High Court arrest warrant, the 6 month jail sentence and the FCA Criminal enquiry. Au contraire, thanks to Winnileaks I have a letter from Ms Meyer explaining how UK journalists discriminate against American women as they are all misogynists, Mr Justice Kerr, who sentenced her to 6 months, does not understand the law and how she does not owe her ex-lawyer Julian Pike at Farrer &Co £300,000 at all. She has, in fact, invoiced him for £1million! And she will “destroy” his firm.  Enjoy!

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208 days ago

BREAKING: Woman fighting arrest warrant and 6 month jail term & FCA criminal enquiry goes twitter bonkers, accusing this website of "terrorism"

Yes it is Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer who appears to be having a bit of a meltdown. Yesterday she sent me an email saying that publishing THIS ARTICLE was a crime.  Then she took to twitter accusing this website of being a “Bristol based Terrorist Organisation” (BBTO). I kid you not! Her meltdown is below.

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208 days ago

BREAKING: Chill Brands Group if its not a $1m pig & pork fraud (which it is) - the inadequate related party disclosures breach the rules

On Saturday I explained in great detail why the $1million loan made by Chill Brands (CHLL) to Ox Distribution has almost certainly been recycled as revenue which makes this a classic pig and pork style fraud. But even if it is not a pig and pork it still breaches the rules and here is why.

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208 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The rank Nigel Farage hypocrisy, Hitchens, Syed, Nimmo and the great Chris Bailey

I take a tour through four weekend press articles starting with that greedy scumbag Nigel Farage – I refer in the podcast to THIS PIECE. Then to two great pieces on Ukraine and on the decadent West by Peter Hitchens and Matthew Syed respectvely before discussing the Sunday Times article on CBD and pot stocks. Finally I discuss Chris Bailey’s excellent piece on this website and my own approach to shares I own, mentioning Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and some news breaking in the USA.

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208 days ago

Video: Perspective from on the ground in Russia

All credit to Palisade Radio for this podcast with Peter, a chap on the ground in Russia in St Petersburg. You will not hear or see this sort of thing in the mainstream media as we now hear only side of the conflict and anyone suggesting there may be another point of view faces a firestorm of hate.  Peter has a background in economics and finance while also being a private investor in both stocks and cryptocurrency and was just old enough to remember the collapse of the Soviet Union and recollects the emotions of family during that time.

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208 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lucian's top 4 shorts & my 10 shares to collapse by Christmas reviews and an oil price warning

The gardening photos from the Welsh hovel will appear later on my own site. Before then I review the  4 retail stocks of the Lucian Miers apocalypse: Versarien (VRS), [email protected] Capital (SYME), Eurasia (EUR) and Chill Brands (CHLL) and then my 10 stocks to collapse by Christmas. One has fallen so far it is probably not a short now though I would not buy it while three look set to go to zero, possibly as soon as next week in one case. My 10 are Supply, Chill Brands, Versarien, Avacta (AVCT), Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), Amigo (AMGO), Cineworld (CINE), Argo Blockchain (ARB), Verditek (VDTK) and Tern (TERN). I also look at the oil price and consider whether those sitting on gains might bank a few profits. 

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208 days ago

B.P. Marsh and Partners – further disposal completion suggests value

Early stage financial services businesses investor B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) has announced it has completed a sale of its 77.25% shareholding in Summa Insurance Brokerage for £8.1 million after all associated costs, with also a further £1.5 million in full for its loan, emphasising this “once again demonstrates the success of our investment approach over a number of years”.

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208 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Is this the smoking gun showing Chill Brands doing a $1m pig and pork fraud

With Chill Brands (CHLL) the only question is when the end game is played out. In this podcast I discuss the nature of fraud and suggest how it is possible that the company is a 100/100 fraud on the spectrum of crime becuase it may have committed a pig and pork type fraud for c£1 million. This podcast has gone to Mark Steward and his team at the FCA asking that it makes an urgent enquiry and if the answer is yes it is suspension and game over. If the FCA is as useless as ever the auditors will cry fowl in the summer and it is game over then.  But i am 99% sure that this is a pig and pork and I believe the smoking gun is there for all to see. 

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208 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Saying the unsayable about Ukranian hookers

I start with a look at wider stockmarket sell offs in the UK, US and especially Germany and what we – who will all be down – should be doing about it. I warn that if you go full bear you could be burned when most shares spike or rebound as will happen at some point. I comment specifically on the frauds Chill Brands (CHLL) and [email protected] Capital (SYME) and on Ukranian hookers and fake news and also on Ten Lifestyle (TENG). And I discuss pen Orphan (ORPH) vs Braveheart (BRH), the saintly Cathal Friel vs the spiv chancer Trevor Brown. It is all to do with returning capital or not.

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208 days ago

BREAKING: Tom Winnifrith praised on LSE asylum, next up flying pigs

What I show you below, is not the sort of post one sees every day on the LSE Asylum, especially on the Chill Brands (CHLL) board. As yet there has been not one apology for industrial scale historic abuse received from Chill owning morons. Maybe next week, after what I shall be serving up after lunch on this nailed down fraud, more sinners will repent.

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208 days ago

Ten Lifestyle warning shows what utter bullshit earnings EBITDA represent

Ten Lifestyle (TENG) describes itself as a “leading technology-enabled, global concierge platform for the world’s wealthy and mass affluent” . It is also a great believer in talking about adjusted EBITDA, aka bullshit earnings, begging the question of whether it wants to fool investors or itself. Today it blames Omicron for a “profits” warning.

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208 days ago

BOOM: The only credible person at the fraud [email protected] Capital resigns with immediate effect – timber!

The only weakness in the bear case against [email protected] Capital (SYME) , the only thing that made me doubt, if not for long, that it was a slam dunk fraud was its October appointed chairman Jim Coyle who had a credible CV and looked utterly kosher. Today he quit with immediate effect.  Chairman do not walk out after just a smidgeon over four months unless there is something horribly wrong.

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208 days ago

Could Petropavlovsk be a zero – 2 reasons not to bottom fish

Lucian Miers warns me that sentiment could change very quickly and so he’d be nervous of shorting Petropavlovsk (POG)at 1.52p with a £60 million market cap. But this company could be a zero for one of two reasons. Let’s start with the biggest shareholders:

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208 days ago

Letter to Mark Steward at the FCA - Chill Brands again caught misleading on revenues, time to act (at last)

I last wrote to the FCA as regulator, no sniggering at the back, of the Standard List, about the almost insolvent fraud that is Chill Brands (CHLL) on 31 January, just five weeks ago when for a second time I flagged up how it was deceiving investors with sales announcements that are bogus. Npw it is a 3rd strike on this count and the FCA needs to suspend trading in Chill shares pending an enquiry and sanctions against its management team and advisers Allenby. I have gone to the head of enforcement Mark Steward with the letter below.

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208 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – “in line” trading update, but now time for profitable delivery...

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has issued a trading update commenting that 2021 “total invoiced sales for the group were £2.2m (2020: £1.5m) an increase of 46.7% on the previous year and in line with market expectations” and including that it “has made good progress against its stated aims of focusing on a smaller number of large partners in key strategic markets and expects to see the benefits of these in 2022 and beyond”. What does that mean at the bottom-line?

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208 days ago

VINDICATION (AGAIN): Chill Brands - more disappearing sales showing RNS lies, cash crisis now imminent, target price 0p

Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear. Just when you thought things could not get any worse for the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) they have. A trading statement signed off by adviser Allenby is a total shocker and exposes more deception by a company heading rapidly towards insolvency. Surely the FCA must, this time, act? If it does it is a quick death. If it does not the cash crisis means it is still a fairly quick death.

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208 days ago

Rio Tinto – 2021 record results, growth and income from “disciplined investment” ahead

Recent Income recommendation Rio Tinto (RIO) has announced record results for 2021 and that it is “targeting disciplined investment in commodities that will see strong demand in the coming decades”.

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209 days ago

The Vagina Museum celebrates #InternationalWomensDay by talking about "women" with no vaginas

At the bottom of the pyramid of victimhood are women and at the top are folks with pensises who demand that we call them women. And so the total waste of space that is the Vagina Museum, in East London, will celebrate this day by celebrating women who don’t have vaginas. How very 2022.  Meanwhile in Ukraine 

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