Personal and undiluted views
Andrew Monk

88 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If Boris throws the fishermen under a bus, they should burn down the 2nd homes of Andrew Monk & other banksters with copies of the vile Sunday Times

I start with today’s Advent window and then turn to the issue of last minute talks with the EU regarding Brexit. As the grandson of a Bennite campaigner against the EU, I will have no Islington based fucktard lecture me about why I voted to leave. But I discuss the dire warnings in today’s papers about what may lie ahead. I also look at Novacyt (NCYT) and the pointlessness of debating with those whose starting point is not listening to what I have ever said, or reading what I have ever written, and then attacking me for what I have not said!

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167 days ago

Honest City bankster Andrew Monk tells you who gains from Rishi's bailouts and its not the 99%

700,000 folks have lost their jobs since the start of lockdown. And as furlough unwinds and as Boris plunges us, for no reason, into another lockdown there will be many more having to sign on. Among those folks who have kept their jobs many have seen pay ciuts. Just two sectors have seen pay rises: the public sector including the BBC (natch, as they are all frigging heroes) and banking and finance. Showing an honourable candour, Andrew Monk the boss of VSA Capital admits as much below.

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260 days ago

Ethernity Networks – declined vital grant, needs a rescue placing ASAP but its broker Andrew Monk is too busy betting on the nags

An “Update on IA Grant” announcement from Ethernity Networks (ENET) is actually that it has been informed that its grant application has been declined. The shares have currently responded to 21.5p, approaching 30% lower… but surely for what it states is “a leading supplier of functional acceleration ethernet adapter cards”, this is no major problem?…

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286 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Andrew Monk defends the indefensible & can ShareSoc save the fraud Akazoo from a troublemaker?

I start with Monkey defending the whore blogger Malcolm Graham Wood. With reference to today’s disastrous news from Hurricane Energy (HUR) and the fraud Frontera (FRR) I discuss why he is so wrong to do so. Then I look at Open Orphan (ORPH) and today’s fund raise and what to make of it all. Finally, after a few jokes about an IRA man at the garden centre, I move onto the final demise of InternetQ/Akazoo. This weekend sees the first long training walk as a lone rogue blogger for Woodlarks. I am now at 25% of the target to raise, please help me get to 33% by Sunday by donating HERE

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350 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: chatting with Nigel Wray and tweeting back to the Banning Buffoon

The Dark Destroyer, aka Matt Earl, has branded Andrew Monk, the Banning Buffoon for his call to ban shorting in a fiery twitter exchange. I discuss why Matt is right on all counts. I chatted to Nigel Wray, Britain’s Buffett, at length today about the markets, individual shares, the coronavirus, the shape of the recession, consumer attitudes and most interestingly about commercial property, which he knows a bit about. I also discuss Sosandar (SOS), Finncrap (FCAP), Arden (ARDN), WH Ireland (WHI) and other Nomad/brokers and when the FCA will have to step in to check their solvency. Finally a few words on the Government’s daft £330 billion loan scheme.

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376 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Eurasia owning morons lay into poor Gary Newman for speaking the truth with hard analysis

In today’s bearcast I discuss how little shorting actually takes place on the AIM Casino, I look at Eurasia (EUA) where the slience is deafening, Versarien (VRS) and at Hammerson (HMSO) where Andrew Monk should thank me for warning him off but should NOT be tempted to bottom fish after the dividend is cut this week. And 8% yield, post cut, is still illusory. Finally, I again ask you to sponsor the , now 5, Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE

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397 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ValiRx is a false market - why it must issue an RNS now!

In today’s podcast I discuss freedom of expression with reference to Alistair Stewart, Andrew Monk, Schroders and a whore’s drawers.  I look at ValiRx (VAL), the joke that is NEX Exchange Regulation, Oracle Power (ORCP), Andalas Energy (ADL) and Haydale Graphene (HAYD). Finally I defend No Gold ( please donate to the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks old chap, HERE) and report back on my Optibiotix (OPTI), Slimbiome weight loss programme.

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497 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: A monkey lies down with 2 dogs and emerges covered in fleas, Vast is 'avin' a giraffe as is the FCA while St James's screws its clients

I bring you a bonus bearcast, covering the FCA taking the piss (hat tip, in-house Euro loon J Price), Andrew Monk’s VSA lying down with the lowest scumbags of the low, why I don’t believe a word AIM dog Vast Resources (VAST) says and why St James’s Place (STJ) shares are uninvestable at two levels. VSA’s invitation of shame is below.

 
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515 days ago

Top broker Andrew Monk of VSA defends Shareprophets for doing its job & exposing discounted placings

As Andrew Monk of VSA, rightly, says in his morning email, Shareprophets and I do not need defending but he does so anyway. Punters are pissed off that we reveal placings such as that of Reabold (RBD) last week. Would they honestly prefer that companies just ramped shares via ramptastic RNS’s and podcasts with Justin the Clown so they overpaid in the secondary market ahead of a discounted placing to City insiders and spivs? Really? Do my critcs really enjoy such financial flaggelation so others can prosper?  Anyhow Monk goes on thus: 

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517 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The anatomy of a share ramper

In today’s podcast I look at Reabold Resources (RBD), debagged by myself earlier, Bahamas Petroleum (BPC), Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) and Bidstack (BIDS). and, with a hat tip to Andrew Monk, I look at the species known as a Bulletin Board Ramper.

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548 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: with respect Liberum you are talking cock

In today’s podcast I start with a couple of reflections on the joys of modern life involving Andrew Monk of VSA, cannabis and the tossers at Barclays Bank (BARC). I look at Burford (BUR), Falanx (FLX), IQE (IQE), Xaar (XAR), Providence Resources (PVR) and Lansdowne Oil & Gas (LOGP). I forgot to mention Restaurant Group (RTN) but Chris “Three Brains” Bailey, again, covers it very well HERE and he is right. It is a slam dunk sell. Lucian Miers reckons it might just be a zero.

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592 days ago

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition 1 with Tom Winnifrith

Excuse my croaky voice. In this inaugural edition of the ShareProphets Radio podcast sponsored by Riverfort Global Capital, this week, in order I discuss the pot bubble, interview Nigel Somerville on Neil Woodford, flag up my next 3 FRC PLC victims, interview outspoken broker Andrew Monk, discuss why CSR is a waste of cash and interview Steve O’Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI). Enjoy. If you like this and can’t wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.

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654 days ago

Our first female Rogue Blogger signs up - now we are 13

Health Nazi Andrew Monk has pulled a muscle. He says he will still do the 33 mile walk on Saturday but will struggle. He will certainly struggle to keep up with our latest recruit. Now we are 13.

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655 days ago

Thomas Cook: bad News for Andrew Monk and Chris Bailey, this is going to 0p

I did warn my pal Andrew Monk, as he greedily filled his boots with Thomas Cook (TCG) shares and for a time he looked smart. Now the stock has collapsed to just 10p but that still values the company at c£150 million. The bad news for Monkey and Chris “three brains “ Bailey, a fellow bull, is that this is likely to be a zero.

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656 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Advice for Andrew Monk on how to be a spiv

I start with a comment on the amazing generosity of one person donating more than £11,000 to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks yesterday. It was not Neil Woodford though I did ask. Anyhow: to the 75% of you yet to donate think of me this weekend on a) my last training walk ahead of 33 miles next weekend and b) entertaining a visiting mother in law. As you think of my weekend, please donate HERE. In the podcast I discuss Woodford’s latest bad news, Maistro (MAIS), Blur as was, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Staffline (STAF). I also offer advice to Andrew Monk on which 1 AIM stock he should buy today for his mother’s IHT Portfolio.

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656 days ago

Are we at peak coffee?

Hat tip to Andrew Monk for this really very interesting piece on coffee. I pay £2.45 for a take-away here in the Grim North so I must be flushing away a good bit. Is this sustainable? Monk asks “Has the Era of coffee shops peaked and are we now going to see a gradual decline?”

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674 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – Leon Hogan takes a Marechale bath: Rejoice! Rejoice!

In today’s bearcast I start with missing cat news (there is some hope) and end with news of the ultimate cruel an unusual torture for Andrew Monk. Think of the poor man and donate to rogue bloggers for Woodlarks HERE. I cover Marechale Capital (MAC) and AIM bad boy Leon Hogan, Maestrano (MNO), Redhall (RHL), Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Bould Opportunities (BOU) and Octagonal (OCT). Go on think again of poor Monkey and get the (now) eleven rogue bloggers over the £15,000 mark HERE

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703 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Scoop central - the heroin dealer, the pot play & the blockchain company & Big Sofa and Levis

There is a real spring in my step as I consider a new business idea and as the scoops just flow in. I start with Argo Blockchain (ARB), the pot plan and  the convicted heroin dealer. Then I out Big Sofa's (BST) new customer. I look at Cabot Energy (CAB) as it dissembles again. I pick a fight with the man Gary Newman thinks is a genius, Andrew Monk, over RedT Energy (RED) and then look at the shock placing byu Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) and where that leaves Rock Rose (RRE). If you enjoyed this bearcast please follow uber generous Rob and make a small donation to Rogue Bloggers for Wodlarks HERE

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806 days ago

What do you think of Andrew Monk's IHT dodging AIM portfolio?

Inheritance tax is a wicked double dip tax on the prudent which a real conservative Government would scrap. But until Pritti Patel MP sweeps to power we must try our best to minimize its impact. One way to do this is by investing in certain AIM stocks which are IHT exempt, for reasons I fail to comprehend. You want shares that will, at least, hold their value and Robert is your Mother's Brother. VSA boss Andrew Monk and his fund manager brother have devised such a portfolio for their mum. 

 
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820 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Andrew Monk you are just naive, go on and be a spiv!

In today's bearcast I start with an explanation about how the share price of FinnCrap (FCAP) is just articifial. I then look at ImageScan (IGE) which is not a bad company but why is it on AIM? Then onto Thomas Cook (TCG) and also Audioboom (BUST). In the case of the former my old pal Andrew Monk of VSA is just naive. I suggest he should be a spiv and sell.

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825 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Boom Julie Meyer parts company with ANOTHER lawyer in Gewanter case as Andrew Bell tries to communicate in Ancient Greek

The olive harvest starts tomorrow and I will be assisted by a Shareprophets reader from Eire and by Andrew Bell of Red Rock Resources (RRR) who is trying to communicate with the natives in his best Ancient Greek. I expliain why today's output from me is limited and then break the latest news from Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer MBE. Then I look at Independent Oil & Gas (IOG), Optibiotix (OPTI), Dignity (DTY) and the scam that is the funeral industry and BCA marketplace (BCA) which may have hoodwinked Andrew Monk but whose interims today are shoking. They could have been written by wretched Theresa May and are alarmingly bad. I also comment on  the Project Fear Brexit uber bollocks spouted by the not fit for purpose Bank of England Governor Mark Carney yesterday.

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865 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: MX - if Brokerman Dan knew who didn't?

Today's bearcast comes from the Corinth Canal and covers MX Oil (MX), Versarien (VRS), Pantheon Resources (PANR) and Andrew Monk's poor old mum being bullied by her stockbroker son about her will and tax planning. Actually I make a serious point on this issue for poor old Mrs Monk

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892 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - blocked by the whore blogger

I am bored bored bored but have a hot tip for you if you like gambling HERE. I report a rumour on Asiamet (ARS) and then discuss how I have been twitter blocked by the whore blogger Malcolm Graham Wood. Anyhow the fat old bastard is today ramping Sound Energy (SOU) and Savannah Petroleum (SAVP) so I discuss both stocks. My second hot tip is to follow @AMonkMonkey (Andrew Monk) on twitter and I explain why.

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921 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - equity markets tell you Andrew Monk & Malcolm Stacey are complacent and wrong and residential property is facing a big sell-off

I note Chris Bailey's excellent article earlier, HERE, and have to say he is bang on the money and those who advise buying housebuilding shares such as Andrew Monk and our own Malcolm Stacey are very wrong. The equity markets are telling you there is a stack of trouble ahead.

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1015 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - picking up Andrew Monk on a couple of things

Forgive the late bearcast. Blame it on Greek Hovel business. In today's podcast I look at Folli Follie, shares in which are slumping again as I warned you the other day HERE - tomorrow might be D (for Death) Day. I then take up Andrew Monk on AIQ (AIQ), Petra Diamonds (PDL) and the idea of consolidating brokers and Nomads via M&A. It makes no sense Andrew. Then I look at the GoTech (GOT) shambles - its now a dope play but frankly you must be a dope to own this stock. Then I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) again with a point folks like Cynical Bear have missed. Finally its i3 Energy (I3E). Thanks to those who have sponsored me as I suffer the dual agonies of walking 30 miles and having to listen to Brokerman Dan drone on all day, but 99% of bearcast listeners have not yet donated a tenner. Please do so HERE

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1029 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - Making Money in Africa

This session was chaired by our own Chris Bailey  and featured Andrew Bell of Red Rock (RRR), Rob Scott of Anglo African Agriculture (AAAP - where we own shares - Ahmet Dik of Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG) and Colin Bird of numerous companies, including Jubilee Metals (JLP) tipped by Andrew Monk this morning.

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1030 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Should I walk from Wormwood Scrubs with Brokerman Dan?

I start with two discussion held this morning, one with Lucy Wray and the other with Brokerman Dan. I end with a discussion with Lucian Miers. In between I discuss Faron Pharma (FARN), Wey Education (WEY) which - sorry Andrew Monk - is talking A grade bollocks, Inspirit (INSP) , Pathfinder Minerals (PFP), Challenger Acquistions (CHAL) and Frontera Resources (FRR). 

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1079 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm with respect you are talking complete bollocks on IQE

Two days, two bull articles on IQE (IQE). It has worked and I have been goaded here is is why Malcolm Stacey is talking bollocks. I also reference the fraud Eden Research (EDEN) in this discussion on profit being a matter of opinion and that is why cash matters. I discuss why being a liar is bad news as a CEO ref Mkango Resources (MKA) then tease Andrew Monk and Richard Jennings about Gulfsands Petroleum (GPX) - their oil analysis as bad as their Syria analysis on this occasion. Then it is onto Flybe (FLYB) and a detailed discussion of the looming cash crisis and joke valuation at Sound Energy (SOU). I suggest SalvaRx (SALV) run by my good friend Jim Mellon faces a bit of a cash issue. Then I explain why I have cut my UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) target price to just 0.25p making it, at 1.125p, still a slam dunk sell.  If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH

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1107 days ago

73 Mind-Blowing Implications of Driverless Cars and Trucks - car crash ahead for the AA, BCA and others?

Hat tip to Andrew Monk of VSA for spotting this paper from Hult Business School. It does give you food for thought. Certainly why would anyone invested in a heavily indebted business with bigg exposure to the carrying value of cars as we known them ( Northgate or BCA Marketplace for example) or the AA? Maybe Neil Woodford should read this and ponder before he buys any more shares in the AA or BCA? 

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1142 days ago

Andrew Monk of VSA - formal Response to ShareProphets on our AIQ revelations

Nigel Somerville penned two articles on AIQ (AIQ) which, I thought were pretty damning as you can see HERE and HERE. The valuation is clearly bonkers and I say that as a shareholder (by accident not design). Andrew Monk of VSA floated AIQ and has penned this response which I am happy to publish in full as it all seems very comprehensive and reassuring. I really don't know what to think other than that the valuation at the suspension price is bonkers on steroids.

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1145 days ago

CORRECTION: Andrew Monk leaps to the defence of AIQ -the er...wonder stock

Andrew Monk's VSA floated AIQ on the Standard List last week. Its shares soared 1000% and were suspended. As Andrew notes, through the passive investment vehicle RRR I own shares in AIQ (about £10 worth - CORRECTION I am told it is £1841 worth!). I will try to sell the lot as the valuation is insane. But Monk wants to defend his corner so before our writers really go to town - and I am on their side - here is Monkey in his private email to clients today...

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1149 days ago

The stocks to buy in the world of batteries and alternative energy according to Andrew Monk

Belatedly back at his desk after a long Christmas and New Year break, Andrew Monk of VSA Resources continues his sector reviews with a look at what he calls Batteries and Energy but, as he notes, it covers a multitude of sins really as there aren’t that many stocks that really fit this. Over to Monkey 

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1150 days ago

Andrew Monk says where oil is heading and lists the 5 oil juniors to buy for 2018

Andrew Monk of VSA is (belatedly) starting his 2018 this week with a seroes of sector reviews. In this one he looks at where oil is heading, at the majors and then concludes with the five oil juniors to buy. Over to the Monkey...

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1150 days ago

Andrew Monk's call on commodity prices and SIX small miners to buy

After his (belated) return to his desk Andrew Monk of VSA Resources has sent out another big report today to those lucky enough to be on his private email list. This time it is mining stocks. Over to the Monkey... 

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1189 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: having a rant at Andrew Monk, City brokers, Bushveld & Conroy

I start with a few comments on the thoughts of top broker Andrew Monk who is normally bang on the money but on a couple of recent points wrong. Then it is onto Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR), Karelian Diamonds (KDR), Fishing Republic (DOG), Bushveld Minerals (RAMP) and ITM Power (ITM).

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1199 days ago

Your Christmas share tip from Andrew Monk to pay for all your presents

Top broker Andrew Monk is such a n ice guy that he wants to pay for your Christmas. Not actually pay - be serious he is a broker after all. But he has a share tip which he reckons is a slam dunk cert to race ahead in the next five weeks and pay for Christmas. Just call him Father Christmas.

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1266 days ago

Buy Columbus Energy as a ten bagger says Andrew Monk (with charts)... and ANO Total loon

In his private email to clients this morning Andrew Monk of VSA, broker to Columbus (CERP) brings charts from yesterday's AGM presentation and uses them to explain why he sees the shares, he first tipped at sub 2p,  roofing it. He is not the only fan...but first to Monkey who gushes: 

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1312 days ago

Anglo African Agriculture - is this the craziest plea in history to be fired?

It may be off your radar but Anglo African Agriculture (AAAP) is a standard list company originally floated by Andrew Monk of VSA Resources but where big Dave Lenigas took over as chairman last Autumn. I should declare that we are shareholders and for what it is worth I am relaxed about the progress Big Dave is making, something that is not evident in legacy interims out today. VSA Resources still acts as financial adviser and broker and Monk is on the board. But I suspect not for long.

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1317 days ago

Andrew Monk on the great oil exploration triangle

Andrew Monk of VSA Resources has a geography lessn for those following oil explorers. Believe it or not the hot spot is not somewhere close to Gatwick Airport but somewhere a bit more exotic.

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1317 days ago

EasyJet 2 big takeaways and one is SELL

Before he became a resource guru, Andrew Monk of VSA Resources was a transport analyst for many years. As such his comments today about Easyjet (EZJ). The point about executive greed, oops I meant incentivisation, is a very valid general one. The other point is ...SELL. Over to the Monkey who writes...  

So back to serious stuff and firstly airlines and EasyJet in particular. Now Dame Carolyn McCall 

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1342 days ago

Terry Smith vs Andrew Monk - will it be different this time?

Base rates are going to stay low forever so current (inflated) equity market valuations are justifiable. In other words "it will be different this time". I don't believe that and neither does Andrew Monk of VSA. But the great Terry Smith argues it might be...who are we to argue with Terry? 

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1463 days ago

China Debt Timebomb or Red Herring, the Monkey explains

I reckon China is a debt time-bomb waiting to go off and burst the bubble. Andrew Monk of VSA Resources is a China bull but he addresses this issue in a fascinating note emailed to his clients this morning. Over to the Monkey...

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1480 days ago

Andrew Monk of VSA reckons that LGO Energy is a buy

It takes two to tango or, rather, two to make a market. I am not exactly a great fan of LGO Energy (LGO) having called this as a teddy to perfection. But Andrew Monk of VSA reckons it is time to bottom fish and since I believe in free speech I am happy to publish his reasoning from his morning email.

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1492 days ago

Comeback Video: Big Dave Lenigas is back on the promote - its Anglo African Agriculture

This used to be the old Andrew Monk vehicle but Big dave Lenigas is now in charge. I should say we have some shares in Anglo African (AAAP) and as such I am delighted to see Dave tell us that he will grow sales 4-5 times this year and that Anglo is already profitable and that he will grow the company ten times. Understatement is Dave's middle name! This interview with a less than probing himbo from Proactive is Dave at his best. Go AAAP!

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1499 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If it looks like a (Peking) Duck, walks like a (Peking) Duck, etc, etc

Joshua is off at PC Nursery Ryhme class so I am free to record. In this webcast I look at Fitbug (FITB), Cloudtag (CTAG) - Waseem is just wrong! - Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL), Ascent Resources (AST), Aquatic Foods (AFG), China frauds in general and in detail - to help Andrew Monk - Haike Chemicals (HAIK). 

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1508 days ago

Andrew Monk's third share tip of the year - the best lottery ticket you will ever buy

Top stockbroker Andrew Monk of VSA has today served up his third share tip of the year (following from his win with Sula HERE) and it is a real "hell or glory play". it is right now TSX.V listed but there is an AIM listed way to play it. Over to the Monkey...

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1517 days ago

And now for Sula - why am I tipping it as a potential ten bagger: Andrew Monk

Andrew Monk of VSA Resources was today explaining in his private daily email why Sula Iron & Gold (SULA) was his second nap share tip of the year. Now bear in mind VSA acts for Sula but Monk is a principled sort of fellow and if he says he believes in something he really does.  As such it is over to the Monkey who writes:

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1519 days ago

Buy RedT Energy says Andrew Monk - one of his 3 share tips of the year

Andrew Monk of VSA Resources was today explaining in his private daily email why RedT Energy (RED) was his nap share tip of the year. Now bear in mind VSA acts for Red T but Monk is a principled sort of fellow and if he says he believes in something he really does.  As such it is over to the Monkey who writes:

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1563 days ago

Watch where you are buying - the placing frenzy on AIM is stunning & tells you two things

I was struck by a number of conversations I enjoyed during my trip to London this week with brokers on the sell side and also bucket shop investors - they are rushed off their feet. This is confirmed by the comment below from Andrew Monk of VSA and it tells you two things very clearly. Take heed, you have been warned.

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1586 days ago

International Consolidated Airlines (British Airways) Results - a broker who understands travel warns you

Andrew Monk does understand travel. Most brokers only understand it in that they collect air miles flying 1st class on expenses on Corporate jollies. Monk did actually run an airline as well as being a top City travel guru in days gone by. Thus his comment today on results from International Consolidated Airlines (IAG), the son of British Airways, are worth heeding.

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1615 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Anniversary Mr Monk but you are 100% WRONG on Aquatic it is a Norfolk

I wish Andrew Monk a happy wedding anniversary today but surely his fragrant wife should have got time off for good behaviour. But Monk is wrong on Aquatic Foods (AFG) it is a Norfolk, its interims out today make that 100% clear and I explain why. I note the suspension of Asian Citrus (ACHL) and I pose a new challenge to LGO Energy (LGO) about output and sales numbers which really do not add up. I look at RapidCloud (RCI) whose interims suggest a terminal conclusion and Zincox (ZOX) where a pompous chairman seems in denial about the grim outcome that lies ahead.

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1687 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: £2 for a fecking Guardian "Newspaper" for my Dad, I feel dirty & violated

I had to buy another Guardian for my Dad today. Two fecking quid of my money has gone to Polly fecking Toynbee to pay for the upkeep of her fecking Tuscan castle as she lectures me about all sorts of shite. I feel dirty for buying this rag and violated by the transfer of wealth from me to Toynbee. Moving on I cover Gulf Keystone (GKP), FairFX (FFX), Osirium Technologies (OSI) which I do not get at all and contrast with Falanx (FLX) which I do very much get and whose shares we own. I also look at WH Ireland (WHI), Servision (SEV) and Easyjet (EZJ) which gives me a chance to be rude to Andrew Monk at VSA Resources.

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1787 days ago

Why has Bacanora underperformed so badly?

This is the question posed by top broker Andrew Monk today. I put it down to associated Lenigas stink and the fact that its assets are just not that great. But over to the VSA expert who writes. 

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1834 days ago

Motive TV Caption Contest - joint winners announced & New Andrew Monk Probability Question

There were a bevy of cracking entries in the Motive TV (MTV) in Administration Caption Contest from yesterday and you can see them all HERE. But unlike investing on AIM where everyone's a loser in our contest there is an actual winner. In fact two joint winners. We asked for your captions for the photo below. And the winners are:

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1836 days ago

Andrew's Monkey Puzzle ..losing his marbles once and for all

The Andrew Monk marble challenge HERE seems to have excited you all. But having had a range of folks (Brian Kinane, Nigel Somerville, etc ,etc) try to explain it to me I sat down and thought about and agree that Mr Monk is correct this time. The answer is two thirds. As Monkey himself explains...

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1838 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 22 Feb: A dying cat, a moronic follower of Lenigas & Gavin Burnell's kiss of death

A lot of references today to yesterday's podcast covering cats and Andrew Monk's puzzles (see HERE). Today I answer the money puzzles and I am afraid there is very bad cat news indeed. So I really dont care about shares and it was not a good day for a moronic disciple of David Lenigas with 9 followers to have a go at me on twitter. As it happens I have a few things to say about Jabba who I will be nailing for good within six weeks. I also look at Nomad resignations, Auhua (ACE), DQ Entertainment (DQE), Milestone (MSG), Litebulb (LBB) and then at Magnolia (MAGP) and the wider career of Gavin Burnell.

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1838 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 21 Feb - a very ill cat, Andrew Monk's bloody puzzles & balance or lack of it

Sorry for the delay with this podcast. First up I am still not smoking, second I am delayed as one of my cats seems very ill indeed. Then bloody Andrew Monk of VSA has my mind in torment with a puzzle I cannot do and another where as a chemist - and a boring boatie from Oriel - he just cannot see that there are 2 correct answers.  He should have done PPE. Finally a reader demands we show balance, i.e. parrot his unbalanced view. No can do compadre. Puzzle answers in comments section below please.

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1920 days ago

Top broker sticks knife into IGAS ( and praises ShareProphets)

Yesterday Nigel Somerville quite correctly flagged up why IGAS (IGAS) is a slam dunk sell. It seems that at least one City broker has picked up on this and joins the attack today. Over to Andrew Monk of VSA who writes:

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1935 days ago

Top broker slams David Lenigas - takes REM & Bacanora off buy list because of Big Dave

It seems to be open season on David "Green Hair Services" Lenigas (pictured left). Today top broker Andrew Monk of VSA Resources who is a mega bull of lithium has taken Rare Earth Minerals (REM) and Bacanora Minerals (BCN) off his buy list just because of the Lenigas factor. And he has also stuck the knife into jabba the hutt, notably on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Mr Monk writes:

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1949 days ago

David Lenigas – not just a Nobel Mathematician but a Nobel Scientist as well – Andrew Monk explains

On what is becoming kick the fat Aussie share ramper day, leading broker Andrew Monk of VSA Resources has also stepped up to the plate. You may remember how John Meyer of SP Angel revealed Leni-Maths and nominated Big Dave “I just love the smell of newly issued confetti in the morning” Lenigas for the Nobel Prize for maths. Now Monkey is nominating Big Dave for the Nobel Prize for science as well. Over to the broker:

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2132 days ago

Video of Presentation by Andrew Monk of Anglo-African Agriculture at UK Investor Show

Okay, Mr Monk is a stockbroker but he is not a bad fellow and he can present well. Here he is at the UK Investor Show talking about Anglo Africa Agriculture (AAA).

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2136 days ago

Bunfight at the London Stock Exchange at High Noon today – top broker backs the peasants!

It is a 12 O’clock kick off in West Smithfield for the AGM of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and myself, Lucian Miers and various co-conspirators will be there to lick up a fuss about the joke that is regulation of the AIM Casino. We thought this was a peasant’s revolt but in his morning email to clients, top broker Andrew Monk, a respected member of the establishment has come out in our support! Well I never. Mr Monk ( who will not now be getting a knighthood) writes:

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2145 days ago

Explosive Uk Investor Seminar - Horse Hill or Horse Shit

This was a last minute special for UK Investor but it contained some pretty explosive stuff. On the panel were Andrew Bell, Derek Musgrove, Andrew Monk of VSA and Ben Turney. All four men have a special unique angle and insight on this project and it is explosive stuff at times. Watchthe video and enjoy.

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2153 days ago

Andrew Monk of VSA Resources promises to emigrate if Labour wins...Reasons to back Red Ed No 1

I see that Andrew Monk of VSA Resources is today saying that he will emigrate if Labour wins the General Election. Normally Jim Davidson makes a similar pledge. That almost makes me tempted to back the People’s Party. Just wondering who else has promised to leave the Country if the Reds triumph on May 7? If any one of:

Simon Cowell

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2236 days ago

Igas ALREADY in bond default? And Ineos bid – broker Andrew Monk overeggs on both counts methinks

Andrew Monk, the CEO of broker VSA Resources has this morning suggested that Igas (IGAS) is both a potential bid target but also already in default on its bonds, methinks he overeggs a bit on both counts.

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2339 days ago

Andrew Monk of Anglo African Agriculture Video Presentation at ShareProphets Seminars

On Monday 29th September the first ShareProphets evening seminar was held. 4 talks, free pizza and booze. A great time was had by all. To ensure that you get priority booking for future seminars (the next one on 13 October is now booked out but we wil start taking bookings for 27 October  next week) register HERE. The second talker was Andrew Monk of Anglo African Agriculture (AAA) who spoke very well and also commented on Madagascar Oil (MOIL).

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2355 days ago

The London Stock Exchange fiddles while AIM Burns, top broker Andrew Monk weighs in

There is so much wrong with AIM. China frauds seem to list at will. Companies can lie without censure. Folks like Sean Nutley at Silverdell and Rob Terry at The Innovation Group (where is he now BTW?) just “get away with it. Investors have completely lost trust in the Casino. It is a joke. The LSE could change it simply by getting the hapless bunch of complete cretins at the AIM Regulation Team to enforce rules, to kick off piss poor Nomads who float crap (Daniel Stewart) and to publicly name and shame. But instead it tinkers with the rule book. Top broker Andrew Monk of VSA weighed in this morning with this comment: 

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2359 days ago

Book your place now for free pizza and drinks, Tom Winnifrith on AIM accounting fiddles and presentations by K3 Business, Premaitha and Anglo African Ag on 29th September

If you want to hear me discuss ten ways that AIM companies overstate profits with real examples ( including Quenron) I will be doing a presentation on this on 29th September in Clerkenwell London – that is on a Monday evening starting at 6 PM.There will also be presentations by the CEOs of: K3 Business Technology – a stock that I have tipped and HAS delivered, Premaitha – a stock I own and am VERY excited about and Anglo African Agriculture – I know nothing but CEO Andrew Monk is a very sharp cookie. And there will be free pizza and drinks until 9 PM that evening.

However places are limited to 50 and as of today 84% of the seats have already been booked. 

To reserve a seat or seats simply email [email protected] stating your name and phone number and how many seats you are reserving.

The event is already 84% booked out so to ensure that you get your seats for a fun packed evening make your reservation now.

I look forward to seeing you on the 29th September at 6 PM at Maribelle’s wine bar, 91, 95 Clerkenwell Road London EC1R 5BX.

Best wishes

 

 

Tom Winnifrith

PS the event is free and we imagine that the seats will be booked quickly enough so to ensure you get one please email [email protected] stating your name and phone number and how many seats you are reserving as soon as possible.

PPS. To ensure you get priority booking alerts for future events I suggest you register now HERE 

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2414 days ago

Thomas Cook - The Profits warning next week says airline guru Mr Andrew Monk

Andrew Monk heads up broker VSA Resources but in a former life was an airlines expert. He even set up one. It went tits up. But he knows how this industry operates and his views on THomas Cook (TCG) are clear. He noted this morning. 

There are some things in life you should learn never to do – one of them we learnt from Bob Ayling at Br Airways, don’t try and get clever by changing your tail fins thinking it will solve all your problems. Well on Landing at Gatwick the other day I thought I had landed in a tissue factory !!! What have Thomas Cook done ?............what has a yellow heart got to do with global travel, excitement and experience – Kleenex would I am sure be impressed but if I want a tissue I don’t need a travel agent – me thinks Thomas Cook has caught a cold 

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