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6 days ago

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - the shares I bought today

It is one company on AIM, it is for my pension and my reasoning is explained in full in this bonus podcast.

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6 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the thief in the night is now free

Good news: the mule with my money arrived last night. I shall buy the shares at 8.30 AM Monday and serve up a bonus bearcast/bullcast to explian my thinking then. The rest of today’s podcast covers inflation, the genie has escaped but what should you do?

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6 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: my money still on a donkey, the dimmest PR going & a refresher on goat milking

I apologise for a late bearcast. I was meeting up with my mentor on goat milking. Meanwhile brave Ian Westbrook is now half way to target to ensure that bully boy Neill Ricketts does not steamroller his second biggest critic - please do donate HERE. After 24 hours I still cannot tell you what shares I will be buying. Maybe on Monday. In the podcast I look at Ptredator Oil & Gas (PRD), Simec (SAE), Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) and  Acceler8 Ventures (AC8) where my take may surprise you. 

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6 days ago

Friday Caption contest - Zak Mir's pumping of Remote Monitored edition

During the early months of this year Zak Mir was the hero of numerous bulletin boards but notably those for [email protected] capital (SYME) and remote Monitored Systems (RMS) for his almost non stop buy calls and ludicrous price targets. By contrast in calling out Supply as a fraud and Remote as an overvalued POS, I was the villain of the tale. With shares in both companies heading south at a rate of knots I invite you to consider the cartoon below and offer up suitable captions in honour of my good pal the Sith Lord. Post away in the comments section below. Do your worst.

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6 days ago

Remote Monitored Systems Trading Update (in name only)

That is because there really is no trading. But the update does contain an explicit warning that the cash is going up in smoke fast. This is a shocker. Some turds can be polished but PR man Graham Herring at IFC will not have bothered with this one. It is just a rough and ready turd au natural. And that makes the valuation a joke. BTW Graham: I wonder why the shares have fallen so sharply in the couple of days ahead of this awful update? It is a coincidence I am sure.

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6 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - so I am going to buy some more shares

I shall explain why and what tomorrow. But I eat my own pudding in that I believe the recent sell off in small caps offers opportunity. But for some companies, notably those with funding issues it could be very bad news. I discuss [email protected] Capital (SYME), its director Mr Bull and its mother of all death spirals, Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) where the cash, its only asset of value,  is disappearing fast and Versarien (VRSwhere I urge you to back Ian Westbrook TODAY as its 2 death spirals really start to bite. I also comment on Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) which looks to be a can of worms and Loop Up (LOOP) where maybe I am just a bit dim but isn’t it pointless?

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7 days ago

Headlam Group – a recovery buy?

A trading update earlier this month from Headlam Group (HEAD) included “total revenue for the year-to-date is now in-line with the 2019 comparator, having been slightly below for the four months to 30 April 2021” and “the company’s Operational Improvement Programme delivering revenue growth opportunities and cost improvements”. This combination suggests there is further recovery value in the shares.

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7 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: For a change talking my own book

First up, would you rather listen to Joshua on Dinosaurs than to me on shares tomorrow? He thinks he is the world’s greatest expert but perhaps we should see how he fares on the Sunday quiz if Darren yields to his demands and has some dinosaur questions in it first? In today’s podcast, I look at the FCA’s new business plan, at ADVFN (AFN) and why Yair Tauman need to put up or shut up, at Online Blockchain (OBC), [email protected] Capital, Seed Ventures (SEED – in detail – and en passant the fraud Zoetic (ZOE) and Orcadian (ORCA) which I backed pre IPO and which Peter Brailey writes up HERE.

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20 days ago

Iconic Labs – Toxic Dave Sefton continues to screw shareholders over that missing £1 million

Iconic (ICON) has had administrators appointed to it since 4 June at the hand of Toxic Dave and company’s shares have been suspended since 7 June.

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20 days ago

Of course I’d never sack Malcolm Stacey but if I was going to do so it would be today

I would never fire Malcolm or indeed any writer here for what they write (within reason). This website believes in free speech so folks can say what they think even if it involves a brutal attack on a company in which I own shares. That is why, I think, our writers enjoy working here rather than on other sites where they would, I am sure, earn more. However… for a brief millisecond today, Malcolm pushed me hard…

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21 days ago

UK Oil & Gas – almost as predicted, after the pump....

I warned that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was passing the hat around yet again to the bucket shop community at 0.17p. Almost right. Thanks to Bulletin board morons lapping up the horse, Lyin’ Steve Sanderson spouted on its Turkish prospects it has managed to raise £5 million at 0.18p. And there is also an open offer at the same price but with the spivs already flipping, the shares are 0.185p so I cannot see much more cash being raised. How long will this latest bailout last?

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21 days ago

Tern Plc – Wyldy unimpressive results for Wyld AB - if only BB Morons crunched the real numbers they'd panic

As Nigel revealed in his article on Friday, the IPO onto Swedish Nasdaq First North market for Wyld didn’t exactly wow with the shares falling 30% below its IPO price closing at Swedish Krona (“SEK”) 7.60 compared to the IPO price of SEK 11.00.

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25 days ago

Red Rock Resources – Andrew Bell responds to hat eating let-down says shares will hit 10p

I have yet to work out how to find a hat to eat as per my bearcast the other day regarding Red Rock Resources (RRR) but its boss Andrew Bell thinks I am being beastly to him and unfair and has posted a detailed rebuttal on the comments section. I suppose this merits a wider audience. Do you think I am too harsh on Bell? Here is what he says:

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25 days ago

Argo Blockchain – takes out bitcoin backed loan – where has all the money gone?

On 8 March 2021, a couple of weeks after directors dumped millions of pounds worth of shares at 243p, Argo Blockchain (ARB) raised £26.8 million at 200p. So where has all the money gone?

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25 days ago

Align’s disgraced Dr Green halves his target price but reckons Bluebird shares could quadruple

The journalist-smearing, Sefton fraud-enabling PR man turned analyst and all-round tosser Dr Michael Green has updated the world with his take on Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) after yesterday’s news.  While his initial coverage was patently ludicrous with a target of 34.79p which I rubbished HERE, the latest note is less bonkers with a target of 16.72p. That is about twice my own target for Christmas, as I explained HERE, but here is the note from the disgraced Green. 

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25 days ago

Brokerman Dan and Union Jack Oil – I am not panicking: buying opportunity

Shares in Union Jack Oil (UJO) are 9% lower at 29p thanks to an article penned by my friend Brokerman Dan suggesting that all may not be well at the West Newton drill. Ho hum, a quick break from afternoon playtime with Joshua as calls go out from the Greek Hovel.

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26 days ago

Impellam Group – a recovery buy?

The latest results from staffing group Impellam (IPEL) included it emphasising “we are well placed to take advantage of a return to growth”. We have longer-term macroeconomic concerns, added to by the response to Covid-19, but do accept there is strong upcoming macroeconomic recovery potential. Many stocks in the recruitment sector have already responded, doubling and much more but here a current 294p to buy compares to a low of 220p and we see recovery potential back to 375p+. That makes the shares a recovery buy.

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29 days ago

What odds the fraud [email protected] Capital shares being suspended next Thursday – statement on missing results needed now?

For a death spiral to work, your shares need to be trading. If they are suspended, you cannot run a spiral. And without its recently arranged death spiral, [email protected] Capital (SYME) and its soon to be bought sub scale loss-making fund manager Tradeflow go bust as they have no cash and are both burning cash. Hey ho. The shares could be suspended as soon as next Thursday morning. The reason?

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39 days ago

Valereum Blockchain £1 million placing at a bonkers 70p the Poulden, Lenigas, Sith Lord Zak Mir ramp goes on

Valereum Blockchain (VLRM), The Richard Poulden blockchain/NFT/bitcoin ramp hyped disgracefully by shareholder David Lenigas and penny share paid for promoter Zak “the huckster” Mir, has managed to raise £1 million at a shocking 70p. And the shares are now 76p. This is insanity.

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39 days ago

BREAKING: Lekoil CFO walks and accuses company of lying and breaking AIM Rule 10

First it was the CEO, then a NED and now the CFO has quit, drowning in debt, AIM dog Lekoil (LEK) of fake sheikh infamy. But the resignation letter of Edward During is dynamite. Lekoil itself has not put out a statement on this matter but Lekoil Nigeria, which it owns 40% of and seems to be at war with, has. Kerboom. How long can these shares remain unsuspended? Is the Nomad, hapless SP Angel of the fraud MySquar infamy, not considering whether to walk? It should be but, then again, it is morally bankrupt.

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40 days ago

J Sainsbury – recently risen fast for a FTSE ‘elephant’ and another dividend secured, so...

Recommending shares in J Sainsbury (SBRY) as an Income buy in November at a 199.7p offer price, we noted grocery and general merchandise sales had remained strong to date in its second half of the year and suggested a 260p+ share price achievable. Little more than 7 months later the shares are already nearly there.

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40 days ago

What is fair value for Remote Monitored Systems?

Now that Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) has finally confessed that its much hyped face nappy business is a worthless piece of crap unable to deliver any of the sales contracts alluded to as directors pumped the shares so they could dump their holdings, you may ask what is the company actually worth? The answer will shock those conned into buying the shares by the silky words of Zak Mir and others.

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40 days ago

Letter to the FCA regarding the latest monster lie from [email protected] Capital

How do you know if the fraudsters at [email protected] Capital (SYME) are lying in an RNS or financial report? Simple. If there is a “y” in the day Supply is lying. It lied about its net assets in its RTO document, repeatedly lied about its sales pipeline, lied about its sales in 1 RNS and 2 interim reports and lied about so much else. And here is another lie exposed yesterday.  I have written to the FCA which has already suspended the shares once.

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40 days ago

[email protected] Capital – announces £5.6 million death spiral – natch it misleads, shares tank, target 0p

Death spiral providers take no view on whether a company is good, bad, honest or dishonest as long as there is liquidity in the shares so it can dump who cares? Thus the cash guzzling fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) says it has secured a £5.6 million death spiral. And it seems as if once the initial tranche of shares is dumped Supply/Negma can repeat up to nine more times. Talk about a rolling maul of selling pressure!

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43 days ago

Alpha Growth Plc –where is the Prospectus for the acquisition announced on 11 February?

Alpha Growth (ALGW) is a company listed on the (Sub) Standard List of the LSE main market which specialises in the longevity asset space.  Its shares at time of writing are off 17% which values the company at £18 million.  For a company which reported turnover of just £90,264 and a loss of £223,971 in its last interim results, this is baking in a lot of hope value for its managed fund and its recent life insurance company acquisition.

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43 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - fighting Easyjet to get all my cash back

I start with four companies to boycott: Octopus Energy, Grolsch, Nivea and Kopparber. Not that it will make any difference. I then battle EasyJet (EZJ) to get my own money back and discuss why i would not own its shares. Then onto Bidstack (BIDS) which will meet payroll next week but will struggle in July, Verditek (VDTK) and finally Westminster Group (WSG) run by sleazy ex Tory MP Tony Baldry of the fraud 3DM infamy. 

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48 days ago

BREAKING EXPOSE: Alien Metals – at least TWO massive apparently undeclared related party deals: immediate suspension needed

If a company undertakes a related party deal, its Nomad must approve, it must be declared as such in an RNS and the auditors must flag this up in the annual report and opine, in accordance with International Standards on Auditing 550 Related Parties, that the deal is kosher, that there is no “transfer of assets from or to management or others at amounts significantly above or below market value”. AIM dog Alien Metals (UFO) appears to have done at least two massive related party deals, implicating ALL of its three directors and with financier Richard Shemasian, brother of infamous promoter Mick, at the centre of the web and has declared neither. Its shares should be suspended at once until everything is out in the open and investigated.


The cast of characters involved are:

Daniel Smith – Non-Executive Chairman
Bill Brodie Good  – CEO
Mark Culbert – Non-Exec Director

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52 days ago

Meet some trolls who own shares in Remote Monitored Solutions, and here is a picture of a swimming pool in Greece owned by a real value investor

For the past year myself and Gary Newman have repeatedly warned about the crazy valuation of Remote Monitored Systems (RMS), about the director lying – another one exposed today – and about the collapsing face mask bubble. We were met with derision and abuse for numerous online trolls.  On a day when our analysis has been wholly vindicated with Remote shares crashing, here are three of those trolls in action.

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52 days ago

Vindication: Remote Monitored Systems car crash trading update as the face nappy bubble bursts

At peak ramp, folks like Zak Mir were telling you that Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) would be drowning in cash from selling gazillions of its high margin face nappies. I warned repeatedly that this was pure fantasy. Today the grim truth has emerged and the shares have slumped. Worse will follow.

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53 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: all about Kefi says an angry man

This is all about Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), corporate governance, linking management reward to that for shareholders and how CEOs and Nomads and PR fluffies do not have a fecking scooby on how we dirty private investors invest and think. I am an angry man. But I also think these shares will quadruple.

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53 days ago

BREAKING: New Boatman dossier - this time the target is Thungela Resources

Last time bear raider Boatman set sail its target was Babcock (BAB). The company responded by hiring spooks at Kroll and getting poodle yellow journalists at the Sunday Times to target Boatman. It failed. The CEO, FD and Chairman of Babcock have had to walk the plank and the shares have crashed. So the next target…

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53 days ago

BREAKING: Iconic, is there life after death? Offer made to administrator

The folks behind European High Growth Opportunities Securitization Fund (EGHOF) have made an offer to the administrators to pay off monies owed by Iconic (ICON) to Shard Capital on the condition that the worthless entity is brought back from the dead. Shares in Iconic were suspended this morning following Friday night’s administration so perhaps there will be life after death.

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53 days ago

I will vote against all resolutions at the Kefi AGM in protest at unacceptable boardroom greed

I am a loyal shareholder in Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI). Its boss Harry Adams is my friend. Or at least he was until today, he may not like me after this. And I think that the shares at just under 2p are incredibly cheap with the clear potential to multi-bag from here. But news of a potential $1.5 million cash handout for Harry is a bridge too far. I want to protest and will do so at the forthcoming AGM.

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55 days ago

Tern is a slam dunk short and there is borrow!

Even in these crazy times when shares in insolvent frauds go up, some things just have to be a slam dunk short. The good news with this one is that there is borrow. Lucian Miers is already short so I suggest you join him in taking free money off morons who are buying Tern (TERN).

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55 days ago

EXPLOSIVE: Argo Blockchain – why did it hide bad news allowing director share dumping and £27m share placing?

Surely the FCA has to come down on Main Market listed Argo Blockchain (ARB) like a ton of bricks because it has today admitted that it suppressed and hid from investors bad news so that its shares could be pumped allowing directors to dump millions of pounds worth of stock and then, a few days later to do a £27 million placement. How can this not be a criminal breach of the rules by a £610 million capitalised company? Here is the shocking timeline.

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56 days ago

Why does the fraud Zoetic not sue Tom Winnifrith for libel? The morons get an answer!

This issue seems to be confusing some of the morons who own the humungously overvalued shares in the fraud Zoetic International (ZOE). And so I shall explain why. I shall make it simple as those who are confused are themselves simple and so there will not be too many long words. Before I start, I explain why Zoetic is a fraud.

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58 days ago

Verditek – clutches at green crowdfund straws signed off by compliance officer Richard “Gollum” Gill, AIM shit of the year 2014-21

As I have noted many times, following the “disappearance” of the eight contracts Verditek (VDTK) used to ramp the shares ahead of its last bailout placing, it is a company without revenue and now, once again, almost out of cash. And this it seems that equity investors have had enough and so the company has resorted to even dimmer and more credulous punters from the crowdfunding community. I have no idea what Tory Toff Lord Willetts is smoking other than a last cigar marked desperation but this makes no sense.

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58 days ago

The Best time to kick a man is when he’s down

Being a bear over the past year has, as I have noted many times before, been painful. You expose a company for being a fraud and its shares go up. You reveal that it has lied to investors and…its shares go up. You demonstrate that it is trading poorly and is running out of cash, its shares dip but then, post an oversubscribed placing, start to roof it again. It is unnatural. But it is the way of life in the last blow off stages of a bull market.

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59 days ago

A Bulletin Board Moron does Leni-Maths: It is the fraud Zoetic natch

As shares in Zoetic (ZOE) slip and stumble to yet another year low of 49p to sell, those margin calls must really be hurting and this share price could collapse very quickly indeed as folks can’t pay the margin calls. But some ignore big questions such as the one raised in bearcast today and indulge in classic Leni-Maths. Meet Kemche from the ADVFN Asylum who posts almost daily now that he is “averaging down.” I guess only another 49p more of averaging down and he will be put out of his misery. Kemche likes Leni-Maths. Enjoy:


kemche26 May ’21 – 15:24 – 7387 of 7389

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67 days ago

Is Lyin' Steven Sanderson now in real trouble at UK Oil & Gas? I hope so – support for the rebels surges towards a critical 5%

Last week I noted that a campaign to oust fat cat Lyin’ Steve Sanderson as CEO of uber dog Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) was underway and that the owners of 1.12% of the equity had already pledged to back it. Just five days later there are now 81 investors together owning 3.01% of the 12.96 billion shares in issue who want Pinocchio out. It gets worse..

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67 days ago

Amigo shares collapse as Court rules against the loan shark’s attempt to screw its customers again & judge slams the company

So much for the spike in Amigo (AMGO) shares yesterday in  the belief that the Court would agree to its plans to pay customers it had ripped off only very partial compensation. The FCA opposed the scheme since it sees those ripped off getting only partial redress while equity holders keep the rest of the cash stolen by Amigo. And the Court, it emerged this morning, agrees with the FCA and myself and Justice Mills slates Amigo. As for foul mouthed bear raider Evil Knievil..

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69 days ago

Iconic Labs – dilution on an EPIC scale on the way, will this be a record number of shares in issue for a UK small cap?

On Friday Iconic (ICON) published on its website its Notice of General Meeting announced via RNS to be held on 15 June – you can see it HERE. It is shoc

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69 days ago

The big red flag is almost always what a company does NOT say in an RNS: Ref Zoetic

Shares in the Standard Listed fraud that is Zoetic International (ZOE) are, at 56p mid, almost 50% off their all-time highs achieved at peak pump earlier this year. To have suffered such slippage amid a bull market for pot and small cap stocks takes some doing and is, in itself, something of a red flag. The posh but extremely dim and morally bankrupt PR man for this firm, Mr. Henry Harrison-Topham, tried to steady the nerves of the fools invested here with a trading update but it was no good. It was a case study in where what the company did NOT say serves as a red flag.

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71 days ago

Amigo shares slump as suspension lifted after volte face – what next?

This all looks a bit of a mess. Loan shark Amigo (AMGO) needs Court approval for a scheme whereby customers it screwed get only partial compensation. Those customers have been bullied into voting for it by directors making the threat that if the plan is not accepted then Amigo will put itself into administration meaning shareholders and screwed customers get nothing. The FCA has objected as the directors are lying, there is a fairer way.

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71 days ago

Breaking: Sack Lyin' Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas - campaign underway

So far shareholders owning just over 1% of Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) have joined the campaign to sack the grotesquely overpaid CEO Lyin’ Steve Sanderson. But given how few shares the board own and the lack of any institutional ownership it will not, in my view, take more than 10% of the equity to send Pinocchio packing. As such we wholly endorse those behind the site below.

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71 days ago

To have your shares booted off not one but three exchanges looks like more than carelessness – it's USOP comedy time again

First, whatever Aquis was called back then booted US Oil & Gas (USOP) off for telling porkies. Then it was the Danish GSX Exchange where this company was once valued at £300 million which booted USOP off for telling porkies. Now we have a hat-trick which is quite some going for wee Brian McDonnell – the liar who runs this fraud which I have documented fully on this website. But this time I think it is Brian who wanted the shares booted off. Let me explain.

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71 days ago

The delusions of a Bulletin Board Moron – meet Czar who owns shares in the Zoetic fraud

Shares in the fraud Zoetic International (ZOE) collapsed yesterday to a new year low of sub 52p but this morning have staged a brief rally as the truly deluded have tried catching a falling knife. Meet Czar on the ADVFN asylum.

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71 days ago

Detailed analysis: First Derivatives cleaning up its act thanks to me, Matt & the FRC but still a joke valuation

Thanks to the pressure applied by major dossiers and a string of exposed published by myself and by the Dark Destroyer, Matt Earl, a new management team at First Derivatives (FDP) has started to clean up its act. I got the FRC to force it to change its misleading accounts. And the old, very whiffy related party/Panama Pump deals of the ancient regime are gone. But yesterday’s results show that without the gloss of aggressive accounting and dodgy deals, what is left is a dull business but still one on a glamour rating. My original bear call – sell at £46 on 28 June 2018 – was spot on. The shares are now £22.25 to sell but still a slam dunk sell. Here is why…

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72 days ago

Zoetic – as the shares tumble again is it worth considering the matter of revenue recognition. You bet!

Shares in the fraud Zoetic International (ZOE) are off again sharply today hitting a new year low of 56p. They are still about 55p overvalued and with 25% of the equity owned via CFDs there are going to be an awful lot of margin calls being issued as each new low is hit. That will create some forced selling so making this a sort of rolling maul which will see anyone dumb enough to keep holding racking up ever greater losses far more quickly than they might think. And thus at this juncture I ponder the issue of revenue recognition, now that Zoetic appears to have a bit of revenue. I say “appears” quite deliberately.

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72 days ago

Simec – Timber! Who’s a clever boy then Peter?

I gather that it is ouzo on cornflakes time at Peter Brailey’s this morning as Simec Energy (SAE) shares have gone into meltdown on the back of a disingenuous but unmistakeably bad statement – something clever old Peter predicted HERE. The stench of David Cameron, Lex Greensill and Tory sleaze is at the heart of the problem.

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74 days ago

Tern – the joke ratchets up a level: the share price is falling but still insane!

Shares in Tern (TERN) are this morning tumbling as the company announced it was calling a GM to allow it to issue yet more confetti after the last GM failed to approve a motion for confetti issuance. But the share price is still insane as is anyone long of the stock as Nigel Somerville pointed out at the weekend. Just a reminder of the facts.

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74 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More bull market madness and smoke and mirrors

It’s a personally difficult day as I explain. But at least we have great news on the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks front as you can see HERE. Then I discuss shares, ref Tern (TERN), Quindell (QPP) and the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME).

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74 days ago

AltynGold – “pleased to announce” Q1 update, we can understand why: BUY

Kazakhstan gold miner AltynGold (ALTN“is pleased to announce its 1Q21 production results and financial update”, and the shares have currently responded approaching 10% higher to 172.5p. So what’s the news?

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74 days ago

NightCap – Bumper fund raise: this is madness and a semi-truth from Sarah Willingham

At the tail end of the week before last, NightCap (NCAP) – the AIM Company created by Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham to buy - at a grossly inflated price – an insolvent company which she had founded, sounded out investors about a placing of £5-6 million at 25p. I exposed that so forcing a statement. Today comes news that she has raised £10 million but at only 23p. The shares were 33.5p before the roadshow. Natch Sarah says “We are really pleased to see such strong demand in support of the Nightcap strategy”. Tell you what love: If you’d cut the price again you could have raised even more.

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74 days ago

Versarien shares hit new 2021 low - a double whammy and nothing can stop the rot

Even at 34.1p to sell, a new low for 2021 achieved despite the raging bull market in small cap shares, Versarien (VRS) is capitalised at £66 million which for a company with negligible net cash and burning cash is a preposterous joke. Let’s start with a reminder of what fair value is…

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74 days ago

Buy Sylvania Platinum

On banking near 300% gains on Jubilee Metals (JLP) earlier this year, we noted still significant positives but management actions which were not comfortably supportable. On fundamentals, at 20p, Jubilee still looks to have 10% upside, or arguably more, which is why Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore remain shareholders but we cannot, in good conscience, tip shares in a company where there are such clear corporate governance issues. So, on that basis, the following looks a good replacement for it .

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78 days ago

Diolch i'r ffyliaid saesneg hael

The Mrs and I live in the rain-sodden, post-industrial, second world country that is Wales by just thirty yards. At the end of our garden and fields flows the river which separates us from the infidels in England. Here in Wales we pay less, on average, in tax than the accursed English but we get more spent on us on average by our preposterous Government of all the, lack of, talents. And now we are all, each and every one of us, going to get loads of bonus free money and guess where it is coming from?

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81 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining with hard data and FACTS why Zoetic shares will collapse from 63.5p to buttons

I thank those who have been so generous so far but if you have not yet donated to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks consider a fat middle aged man walking 27 miles in the Cheshire rain tomorrow and please give a few quid HERE. In this podcast I look at one company, at hard facts about its share ownership, about its sales about what it has not said and at peer group valuation analysis. At the end of it all, I challenge anyone to disagree with the conclusion that the shares will collapse over the coming months from 63.5p to buttons. Re the declaration, the share I own is Imperial Brands (IMB).

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81 days ago

Has John Story broken a lock in and sold any of his Cellular Goods shares: yes or no?

This is a simple enough question for Cellular Goods (CBX) the Standard Listed pot company backed by David Beckham in a shoddy IPO on 26 February which we exposed HERE. The shares zoomed to 22p in early trades from a 5p IPO but have since rolled back to 7.6p to sell suggesting that many BB punters have been royally shafted by the inaccurate media hype but also that some pre IPO investors who paid a fraction of the IPO price may have been dumping.

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87 days ago

SHOCKING FRAUD at [email protected] Capital: explaining IFRS to morons at the FCA & elsewhere which means revenue is ZERO

This is so simple that even the woke dullards at the FCA should be able to understand it. If you delve into the geeky world of IFRS you will see why [email protected] Capital (SYME) cannot have booked any sales at all in calendar 2020. That makes its September 28 2020 RNS claimed booked revenues of £2.2 million and its interim results published on January 29 2021 claiming H1 sales of £386,000 also a lie. Directors have dumped millions of pounds worth of shares at prices inflated by those lies which makes this a fraud. So here, for chatroom and regulatory morons, is a detailed explanation of IFRS and what is going to happen next.

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89 days ago

BREAKING: [email protected] Capital: Is boss Zamboni dumping shares and not declaring question

Okay this is all about maths and voting at yesterday’s, quite possibly illegal, 2019 AGM held by the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME). Follow the logic thread below and then decide whether it is answer a, b or c?

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89 days ago

BREAKING EXPOSE: Sarah Willingham’s Nightcap ramp planning bailout placing at 25p

Having ramped shares in Nightcap (NGHT) up to 32p-35p the company’s managers led by Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham are, I can reveal, attempting a bailout placing to raise £5-6 million at just 25p. There is no specific acquisition planned and this is simply because less than four months after its IPO it is running out of cash.

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89 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 25: More than two and a half hours of Bell, Bailey, Newman, Somerville and share tips

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, a sparky interview with Red Rock Resources (RRR) boss Andrew Bell and then a detailed four way with myself, Chris Bailey, Gary Newman and Nigel Somerville on all things mining. Which metals are the ones to be in and why and how to play that. If you invest in mining stocks this show is for you..You can access the show HERE 

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89 days ago

ADVFN – Clem Chambers running scared of a putsch & possibly the biggest joke in the history of awards

Yesterday I speculated at great length about the possibility that Israeli brain box Yair Tauman with a just sub 19% stake in ADVFN (AFN) might be able to call an EGM to oust the board led by Clem Chambers. It seems that King Clem agrees with my analysis and is running scared. Today he announced that he had exercised 411,473 options at 14p taking his stake up to 1.014 million shares or 3.88%.

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89 days ago

Leverage can hurt bulls as well as bears – watch Zoetic collapsing

Given that it has lied on an industrial scale to investors, regulators and consumers and managed first half sales of just £54,000, I think it will not surprise anyone terribly that I view the fair value of shares in Zoetic International (ZOE) as 0p. But I published all the evidence of the malfeasance and parlous financials and the shares still headed to well over 100p valuing this company at more than £200 million. That was two months ago. Now they are 57p to sell and falling fast. If you can short you should do so as this should be a penny stock really very soon.

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92 days ago

BREAKING: AAA shares suspended – where does that leave the Chris Akers possible market abuse and promised share purchase

Yesterday I exposed how penny shares hucksters Chris Akers and Johnny Mahtani were, in a private Telegram chatroom, discussing concerted share buying by themselves and others, something which looks very much like market abuse. Today the shares have been suspended.

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93 days ago

Jubilee Metals - Coppertastic news but Colin is still giving the Bird

I will not advise others to buy shares in Jubilee Metals (JLP) while penny share huckster Colin Bird remains chairman and there are institutions who want to buy but will not do so until we are given a timeline for the exit of a man who sold all his shares, into a ramp, at 13p earlier this year. But, as a loyal shareholder, I am not selling at today’s 17.6p (although I paid sub 4p) after a Zambia copper update which was everything I could have asked for and more. These shares could be 40p+ by some stage in 2022 if Bird does the decent thing and walks. So why the excitement?

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93 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: is John Story of Zoetic infamy facing a margin call and cash crisis?

I won’t bother asking poor John but maybe someone with a bit more cash can chip in £313 and get the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks over £15,000 - HERE In today’s podcast I discuss TrakM8 (TRAK)  – as non transparent as ever -  the scandal at All Active Asset Capital (AAA), I exposed HERE, and finally the fraud Zoetic (ZOE), the extent of leverage in its shares and the rumours swirling around concerning its big shareholder, the liar John Story.

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95 days ago

Love Hemp – the read across is that Zoetic at 67p bid is worth 4.3p MAX!

Once upon a time there was only one CBD company listed in the UK, Zoetic (ZOE). It lied to investors, regulators and customers and was pumped by unscrupulous investors and PR veterans of the China fraud scams and its rarity value and the lamentable failure of the woke dullards at the FCA to address all that lying, saw the shares ramped to ludicrous levels. But now more CBD businesses are listing and that throws a spotlight on valuations. The clear read across implication is that Zoetic shares are going to crash.

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95 days ago

Is Neill Ricketts causing cancer with Versarien’s face masks? Read a scientific paper suggesting the answer may be YES

Shares in Versarien (VRS) have been ramped, in as much as you can ramp a cash guzzling POS, on the back of its graphene enhanced face masks. But as I pointed out yesterday there is, despite Ricketts’ misleading RNS claims – no scientific study on humans to show that they either stop one human transmitting covid to another but, worse still, there is no proof they do not harm wearers. It gets worse: there is evidence from a scientific study that they may well harm wearers which is why Spain, Ireland and Canada have already moved to ban and recall such products.

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97 days ago

EXPOSE: Getting a US OTC listing will see our shares soar – the big promoter lie in town: case study the fraud Zoetic

On the 8th January 2021 the fraud Zoetic International (ZOE) announced that its shares had started trading on the US OTC market, OTCQX and the shares jumped by 10% on the news. For the big lie being pushed by shameless promoters of frauds and other penny dreadfuls listed in the UK is that such a listing will put a rocket under the shares.

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97 days ago

Bahamas Petroleum – Millionaire Boss Simon Potter shunted upstairs as shareholders kicked in gonads yet again

On 17 September 2011 it was announced that Simon “Harry” Potter was to become CEO of Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) with the shares ending that day at c9.3p. Last year Potter trousered £375,000 as CEO so it is fair to say that his nine and a half year gig has cemented his position as a millionaire. But what of those dirty grubby peasants the shareholders? How have the hoi poloi prospered? Over the years I have repeatedly warned about the ramping of the shares, the extremely suspect financing arrangements and Harry – watch me make your ISA disappear, its magic – Potter’s ample rewards for failure.

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97 days ago

In anything other than a raging and insane market this company would be valued at 0p

Verditek (VDTK) is a company that I have exposed as a serial liar and warned about many times before and my bearishness has been vindicated. Last August, at peak ramp, the shares stood at 18p. Egged on by disgraced share tipster Mike Walters some folks paid almost 20p a pop. Today the spread is 3.7p-3.9p but even that values this business at £12.8 million which is insane as fair value is clearly zero. The valuation tells you everything you need to know about the insane market in which we operate.

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97 days ago

BREAKING: BlueBird Merchant Ventures – Aussies Southern Gold spill the beans, buy Bluebird (which must issue an RNS!)

Last night Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), pro tem, partner in Korea, Aussies Southern Gold spilled the beans on how the buyout talks on Kochang and Gubong are going.  I suggest that you should buy Bluebird shares first thing and that Bluebird needs to issue an RNS ASA

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97 days ago

Vast Resources – wants shareholder approval for more value destruction: vote NO at GM, let's end the gravy train now!

In 2008, shares in Vast Resources (VAST) traded at 24.6p. Today they trade at 0.082p. In other words those running this company have, while trousering multi= millions of pounds in fees, managed to destroy 99.67% of shareholder value. While many companies do badly for shareholders the trick here is to keep the company going so more fees can be extracted as part of an ongoing shareholder screw. Now the board wants shareholder permission for more of the same. I urge shareholders to say NO!

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97 days ago

St James House – the Tsunami of confetti that is outstanding

Enthusiasts for St James House (SJH) like to cite that it only has 4,669,808 shares currently in issue, with a low market capitalisation of circa £2 million and that many of these shares are held by current and former directors as positives for the stock.

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97 days ago

Big Sofa April Update

Overall, I suppose, things are going the right way for now delisted Big Sofa (BST) but just a bit more slowly than we might have hpoed. Will we loyal shareholders get a takeover within 18 months? I still hope so. But I am not going to count any chickens just yet. Anyhow as I can’t sell my shares I have no choice but to wait. Here is the April update from CEO Kirsty Fuller.

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97 days ago

Panther Metals – just a bit grubby

I am aware that a number of my colleagues view Panther Metals (PALM) shares as jolly cheap and they may well be right. However today’s news of a small placing just looks grubby and I don’t like the smell of it. Let me explain.

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99 days ago

The Fraud [email protected] Capital – joke acquisition non update

It is to be hoped that the FCA takes a dim view of a company that is now shown to have serially deceived investors as to the size of its client pipeline, so inflating the share price allowing directors such as chairman Dominic White to dump millions of pounds worth of shares on dumb punters. That company is, of course, the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) and if staff at the British regulator were not sio busy jerking off on ESG porn they would have shut this con down ages ago. So today the fraudsters serve up an acquisition update.

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102 days ago

BREAKING: The great Versarien disinformation & share price ramp of 2017 exposed

How did Versarien (VRS) get its shares, now c40p, from 10p up to 79.5p in 2017, eneabling 4 bailout placings and offering a platform for boardroom share dumping.  As history show that was a grossly inflated valuation. Thanks to Winnileaks I can reveal how. 

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104 days ago

Verditek – Another letter to FCA & AIM Regulation as the cash rapidly runs out

I have communicated with Britain’s finest regulators, no sniggering at the back please, a number of times on the matter of AIM bad boy Verditek (VDTK), the company run by Tory Toff Lord Willetts which is heading rapidly for insolvency. I have written again on the matter of its market abuse, deceiving investors to pump the shares ahead of bailout placings. The letter is below:

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104 days ago

David Lenigas and Zak Mir MUST be on drugs - the Richard Poulden ramp Valereum

Valereum (VLRM) in the Aquis lobster pot has, as of today, zero revenues and – if it is lucky – £300,000 net cash. But mention the magig bitcoin word, throw in a few tokens and some magic beans and, hey presto, promoter David Lenigas and the Sith Lord Zak Mir reckon the shares should hit 60p. That would be a valuation of £38 million. Whatever you say Gents…today’s ramptastic love triangle from twitter is below.

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110 days ago

Versarien and that smelly Korea deal: another way to look at it.

This is the take of Tweeting CEO, an occasional poster on Bulletin Boards. I do know who this poster really is and he is not an AIM CEO but talks an awful lot of sense. My own take on the deal which saw a Korean firm, Graphene Labs, invest £1.93 million to get a 2.2% stake in the Neill Rickett’s dog is HERE but here is another view:

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110 days ago

The Butler warns: Verditek – countdown to bailout placing or insolvency, tick tock tick tock

As his loyal butler presents a plate of a fresh kipper, rushed by the overnight train from Arbroath, in front of Tory Toff David Willetts this morning, his Lordship must be pondering seriously whether Verditek (VDTK), the company he chairs, is, itself, at serious risk of becoming a dead herring. The company has survived since its 2017 IPO by generating not a cent of revenue but by announcing numerous contracts to ramp the shares ahead of bailout placings only to admit later that the contracts have come to nowt. But what now?

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111 days ago

Video: Rick Rule on Making millions in junior resource shares

Recently semi-retired, Rick Rule says, “The game is to find the tiny percentage of companies that are spectacularly successful in a sector that loses four billion dollars per year.” Easy, right?

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111 days ago

MyHealthChecked – Boots deal announced. The numbers being talked about are off the wall

There are no numbers in a latest RNS from MyHealthChecked (MHC) but those close to the company talk of numbers for this year which are off the wall. As such you would currently be insane to sell – when the market twigs these shares will surge well past 10p…

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111 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the last one from Shipston as 40 cases of books head back to Wales

I have spent the past day sorting out books and furniture at my late father’s house and reflect on that. Then I discuss Hurricane Energy (HUR) and why I am not selling my shares in MyHealthChecked (MHC) yet, and why they will pass through 10p fairly soon. 

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112 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the hard numbers which show why the [email protected] Capital Singapore deal is a 100% total rum 'n' coke

Off to Shipston in a minute but before then I cover en passant: Kefi (Kefi), Serabi Gold (SRB) and 88 Energy (88E). I also beg you again to help Woodlarks – we are now just 7 Rogue Bloggers thanks to an injury and are just shy of £4,000 pledged - help get us over the £4,000 mark today HERE. The bulk of bearcast looks at the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) and the hard numbers which show what a joke its Singapore deal is. Anyone holding these shares is truly insane. My target remains 0p.

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114 days ago

Letter to FCA – The FRAUD [email protected] Capital and 3 more major deceptions of investors

That [email protected] Capital (SYME) is a fraud is beyond all doubt. Put simply, it has deceived gullible investors on an industrial scale allowing directors to sell vast numbers of shares at grossly inflated prices. They get to become multimillionaires as a result while mug punters will lose everything when Supply finally admits that it has run out of other people’s money. Which it already has but has yet to admit to. Yesterday, evidence emerged of THREE more monster deceptions via RNS which pumped the stock allowing insiders to sell. I have written to the FCA as you can see below.

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122 days ago

Lying’ James Draper on cracking form as the very bad news from Bidstack buried at the bottom

How on earth is Lyin’ James Draper still in charge of Bidstack (BIDS)?  Dumping shares at almost four times the current price after lying to investors on a Justin the Clown podcast and while sitting on a lack of profits warning, issuing misleading RNS statements that had to be corrected and missing every financial target going is a piss poor CV even by the low standards of the AIM sewer. The man is a disgrace and is not fit to run a public lavatory let alone a public company. So to calendar 2020 results out today and the looming cash crisis.

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123 days ago

Corrected: When was the last [email protected] Capital AGM? Do the shares need suspending by the FCA again?

It is a simple question I have put to its PR man repeatedly over the past couple of days. So far there has been no answer. I can find one when the name was Imaginatik on 12 December 2018 but none since. So why should this matter, when I raise it with the FCA later today?

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123 days ago

St James House shocking results part 3 - dubious deals revealed

As you dig through the detail of the year end 31 January 2020 accounts, you discover more evidence of still generous asset valuations and the poor deal-making ability of St James House (SJH) which is why anyone buying the shares is truly insane. 

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131 days ago

Ascent Resources becomes Descent Resources: The James “Dracula” Parsons kiss of death

With James Parsons as Executive chairman you know: A) He will make a lot of money, b) He will ramp the shares, c) It will end in tears. It does not matter what the company is, with Dracula at the helm nothing changes. And so on Friday at no-one is watching O’Clock, 4.56 PM, there was news from Slovenia where Ascent’s attempts to deliver a gas project have, it claims, been stymied by the Government. Oh dear, news at that time is never good.

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133 days ago

Here is a tweet that has not aged well from a UK Oil & Gas owning moron in 2017

It greatly riled UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) owning morons that the BBC featured me heavily in an Inside Out special exposing the lies told by UK Oil & Gas. You can watch it again HERE. So here is a post from a moron @RSBElectrical from 6 September 2017. The shares were then 8p.

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133 days ago

Correction: On AIM a lock-in agreement is meaningless: Powerhouse Energy: is Peter Jones OBE really cash strapped?

Yesterday it was Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) which allowed Optibiotix (OPTI) to dump shares less than six months after announcing a firm lock in agreement lasting 12 months. Today it is Powerhouse Energy (PHE) showing that these announcements are utterly meaningless and investors cannot rely on them at all.

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133 days ago

Optibiotix – what is the point of a lock in agreement? Even a signed agreement from Steve O'Hara is worth jack shit

I think Optibiotix (OPTI) shares are very cheap as are those of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and am a loyal shareholder in both expecting to treble my money from here. Nor do I begrudge Optibiotix selling a few shares in Skinbiotherapeutics as it announced it had today as I imagine that will more than pay for a Nasdaq listing which may drive a re-rate. But I suggest that, in light of today’s events, a document signed by Steve O’Hara and Nomad and broker Cenkos is a worthless piece of toilet paper and both have legged over and deceived investors in Skinbiotherapeutics. Let me explain.

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134 days ago

WildCat - from mad to double mad to double mad + 22%

This gets more insane by the minute. Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) shares are up by another 22% at 3.35p today valuing this company which listed with a £2.4 million valuation on December 30 at an astonishing £80 million.  The founder, who paid £35,000 for his stake just fifteen months ago now sits on shares valued at £56 million. Move over Nigel Wray, Jim Mellon et al… Mandhir Singh is Britain’s real Buffett!

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135 days ago

Amigo regulatory setback but bear raider Evil Knievil still reckons shares could gain 150% within weeks!

Shares in loan shark Amigo (AMGO) are down by 12% today to 12p on what appears to be, well what most certainly is, a regulatory setback. But one loyal shareholder, the infamous short seller Simon Cawkwell, aka Evil Knievil, is not deterred and tells me that the shares will still hit 20p and could even go to 30p. The setback first:

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135 days ago

Remote Monitored Systems – does anyone believe this Amazon joke projection? Have a look for yourself

Bulls of Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) or paid penny share hustlers, such as LSE Share Talk, are forced to make extraordinary projections about sales of Pharm2Farm face nappies in order to justify urging folks to chuck their cash down the pan by buying these shares. For the current valuation is bonkers. Just see for yourself and ask a few questions.

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135 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 22: Well over 2 hours of gold, blockchain, bubbles, crashes & value with Richard Poulden and Chris Bailey

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with Richard Poulden on Wishbone Gold (WSBN) where I own shares and am a bull and on his other company Upper Thames (UPPT) a blockchain play where I cannot hide that I do not get it at all and Chris “Three Brains” Bailey on what he is buying and on macro-economics.You can access the show HERE 

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137 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Optibiotix vs Skinbiotherapeutics the valuation gap explained + why it DOES matter if Eurasia and its shareholders break rules

A chap says he has made five hundred grand on Eurasia (EUA) so what does it matter if a few rules have been broken? I explain exactly why it matters and should matter even to him. Then I address why shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are not reacting to the surging share price of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). Natch I remain a loyal shareholder in both.

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142 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: We are under a DOS attack @ShareProphets and a Zoetic owning moron claims credit

s the Zoetic (ZOE) owning moron really responsible. Clearly he does not believe in a free press, hates me and boasts of it. But we are under a massive attack which is a bit of a distraction. Elsewhere I look at the bonkers turn of events at Umuthi (UHS) and speculate why the FCA has suspended the shares.

 
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142 days ago

A lesson for morons owning Zoetic, [email protected] Capital etc - a tweet that did not last well from 2013

Folks owning shares in frauds or Bulletin Board Morons always, for a time, crow at the stupidity of ShareProphets as such stocks, like shooting stars, can rocket before the final collapse. Natch shareholders do not see this. They are convinced that ShareProphets and its writers are shorting, which we are not and that temporary share price strength is a sign that they are right. Here, for such folks, is a tweet from a moron called Spencer Freeman who used to plague me seven or eight years ago.

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144 days ago

A warning letter to Mark Steward at the FCA for WHEN the fraud [email protected] Capital goes bust

At 3.09 PM yesterday, 9th March 2021,  after five weeks of making enquiries into the £180 million fraud that is [email protected] Capital (SYME), the – already under fire –  FCA allowed a resumption in trading of Supply shares.  It did not have to. It should not have done so and when Supply goes bust the letter below, to the Director of Enforcement, no sniggering at the back please, Mr Mark Steward should be on record as further evidence of how the regulator, again no sniggering at the back, is just not fit for purpose.

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145 days ago

[email protected] Capital – it's back

At 3.09 PM came the shock news: The FCA has allowed shares in the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) to resume trading on the Standard List. The morons are delighted and the shares have moved ahead from 0.51p to 0.55p valuing this worthless fraud at £181 million. Better still…

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146 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Don't do your Leni-maths on the Covid testing stocks but other folks will!

I start with a reference to the covid testing stocks and the £8 billion Government tender I revealed earlier HERE. Then it is onto how companies are circumventing rules about ramping their shares with lies by getting shareholders to do the pumps via folks like Justin the Clown and Zak Mir. The FCA, AIM Regulation and corporate advisors need to stop washing their hands onto a range of abuses by shareholders and deal with it. 

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146 days ago

The £8 billion webpage that will create a disorderly market in all Covid testing stocks Monday – suspend the lot

Yes, even MyHealthChecked (MHC) where I am a shareholder should have its shares suspended.  The reason is a webpage which went live yesterday and which is now being widely discussed on social media which seems to show that the Government is soon to announce contracts worth £8 billion for covid test suppliers.  This is going to cause share price mayhem on Monday.

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146 days ago

BREAKING: ShareProphets won't be around too much longer - Tom Winnifrith going to prison for 7 years with "unlimited fine"

Well you heard it here first. Actually you did not.As you can see below this report comes from an impeccable source: twitter where Jack Dorsey et al ALWAYS act to censor fake news so you can rely on twitter to give you the truth. Perhaps that is why 26 folks liked this tweet and 1 has retweeted it. Sadly for those 28 losers ( the author, RT and likes) this is demonstrable fantasy.


[email protected] Capital (SYMEshares were suspended by the FCA at my instigation, firstly for failing to publish accounts on time after it changed the year end to cover up lies it had told.  And then as the FCA started investigating those lies and many others, most notably its fraudulent prospectus in which it overstated net assets by 99% and its bogus 2020 interims in which it booked fake sales and its RNS of 28 September 2020 announcing more fake sales and director share dumping on the back of those lies.

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146 days ago

Putting fat cat share purchases into context: Sam Smith of Finncap

As per its recent trading statement, Finncap (FCAP), like every other City advisory and broking firm, has enjoyed a quite amazing year. It is the nature of this industry that it is either feast or famine and with massive M&A activity, debt and equity refinancings and even IPOs in the small and mid cap space, even Finncrap must have coined it in. That brings us to today’s news that its, self-important, smug and woke, CEO Sam Smith has bought 130,000 shares at 30.5p.

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147 days ago

Marchale Capital – Chris Akers is (almost certainly) out, shares tank: told y’all

Marchale Capital (MAC), the subscale loss-making merchant bank run by upper-class twit Mark “not very nice but dim” Warde Norbury from his family stately home, was last month’s Akers ramp. But now its shares are collapsing as the great spoofer has fessed that he is bailing. I noted in bearcast yesterday that this would happen and that I had repeatedly told y’all.

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147 days ago

The New Optibiotix Presentation from last night - I still believe the shares will have doubled or trebled by some point in 2022

As a loyal shareholder I see nothing to shock me and a good bit to please. Specifically:

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147 days ago

[email protected] Capital – the silence from the £160m fraud is now deafening, even the morons must realise something is wrong

Shares in [email protected] Capital (SYME) have now been “temporarily” suspended – after I explained to the FCA why a suspension was needed – since January 21. I wonder how the Sith Lord Zak Mir, such a keen promoter of this fraud, interprets the 1 month share price chart?

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147 days ago

Wildcat Petroleum – is this THE most bonkers ramp in London?

Wildcat (WCAT) was established as a private company on 8 January 2020 with £50,400 of share capital. Those shares are now valued on the Standard List of the London Stock Exchange at just over £30 million. The whole blockchain related affair stinks because the real tangible value of this enterprise is 99% less than that! Let me explain.

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147 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I can't see any reason to buy Berkshire Hathaway right now, au contraire

Perhaps the weather has got to me but I feel far more optimistic about the economy and life than I did a few months ago. I discuss this and also whether Berkhire Hathaway shares are a buy or a sell.

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148 days ago

Versarien – another climbdown with a bogus excuse: another Victory for the Sheriff of AIM

On 21 January, joke graphene company Versarien (VRS) published interim results which misled investors as to its net debt position by classifying a £1.96 million (illegal) Government loan as a trade payable not as a loan. Having deceived folks with this presentation, loathsome boss Neill Ricketts was again selling shares, this time 1.65 million of them.  Now, after I complained to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and hapless Nomad SP Angel of fraud MySquar infamy, Versarien has ‘fessed. But even so, it does so in a misleading and deceptive fashion reinforcing why its shares are so utterly uninvestable.

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154 days ago

Zoetic – it is what it does not say that should alarm you not the ramptastic claims

On 19 November 2020, the fraudsters at Zoetic International (ZOE) announced a big claim. Today we have another. Natch the shares are up but what those morons buying need to focus on is what is not said rather than what is said.

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154 days ago

You’d need to be smoking uber strong Ganja to buy this bollocks from joke pot play Kanobo

Shares in Kanabo (KNB) have quadrupled to 25.5p since it raised £6 million as part of an RTO a week ago and this company, with zero sales and perhaps £4 million in the bank, is now valued at £92 million… you’d need to be smoking serious weed to buy that. But now, after just a week, we get the first announcement of just mind-blowing bollocks showing what a total spoof this all is.

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158 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 4 valuations that are utterly bonkers, one where the FCA must open a new enquiry

I start with the Poulden/Lenigas/Peterhouse/Mir ramp Upper Thames (UPPT). Then it is onto Ridgecrest (RDGC) where I go through the exact timeline of events and all the issues which the FCA should examine in a formal enquiry. Then I have new questions for Zoetic (ZOE) and its loathsome PR Mr Henry Halfwitted-TopHat, formerly the PR of choice to Chinese fraudsters on AIM, about District 8, the RTO and what actually happened and finally comment on the weekend analysis of Versarien (VRS). Both it and Zoetic are shares where my target remains 0p.

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158 days ago

Wishbone Gold – even from here, could the shares multibag?

Shares in Wishbone Gold (WSBN) now trade at 14.75p valuing the company, now cashed up, at £24 million. This comes on news from the Red Setter project in Western Australia.

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158 days ago

Ridgecrest shares unsuspended – Zak Mir must be creaming himself: let the insanity continue

I warned folks on 22 January that cash shell Ridgecrest (RDGC) was, at 3.1p, a £13.5 million accident waiting to happen. With folks such as the penny share hucksters at LSE Share talk, employers of disgraced promoter Zak Mir, in full on spiv mode, folks were piling in even though the company had cash of just £2 million and no other assets. It was insane. Still, if Zak says the shares are a buy…

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161 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – trading update and company chat, Buy

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced a trading update, emphasising “another year of progress… probiotic and functional fibre divisions achieving profitability”. The shares have though currently responded lower to 55.5p, so what’s the current situation here? We’ve spoken to Chief Executive Steve O’Hara and we believe that Mr Market has got this one wrong.

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163 days ago

Pensana – a buy again?...

Pensana (PRE) – now to be listed solely in London after giving notice to de-list in Australia - is progressing towards establishing the world’s first fully sustainable mine to magnet metal supply chain – materials for emerging industries including electric vehicles and wind turbines. The shares reached 120p early this year, since when the company has announced further progress towards its mine-to-magnet metal goal, but the shares are now lower. So what to do?

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163 days ago

An apology to Mr David Lenigas, the UK's top analyst of gold stocks

Of course, I am not influenced at all by my ownership of a significant number of shares in Wishbone Gold (WSBN), at 15p valued at £24 million. I note the claim, below, by Mr David Lenigas that Wishbone’s gold asset may offer a bigger gold target than that of Greatland Gold, market cap £856 million. If I have ever given the impression that I consider Mr Lenigas a penny share pushing stock promoter prone to laughable hyperbole I would like to apologise. The man, as you can see below, is the most prudent and conservative analyst of high quality gold stocks in Britain today. He is a National treasure.

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164 days ago

[email protected] Capital – the cash crisis is horrific this is how bust I reckon it is

The fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) has repeatedly declined the opportunity to say what its cash position is right now when issuing updates on trading, today being the latest case in point.  The reason, as I shall show below, is that it is bankrupt, utterly out of cash. And that may be one, of many reasons, why the FCA does not allow its shares to resume trading. So here is the maths which is so easy that some of the morons who own this stock, perhaps even promoter in chief Zak Mir, might understand it.

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164 days ago

Reader Poll: which will go bust or be booted off the market first?

Just for fun and to annoy the sort of pond life who take such pleasure in trolling me, here is a reader poll with a deadline to vote of midnight tonight 17th February. Which of the following companies will either declare bankruptcy or see its shares slung off the market for good first:

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165 days ago

[email protected] Capital – The liars admit to more delays on relisting but insists that its moronic shareholders have nothing to fear

Oh dear, oh dear. If anyone believes the latest RNS from the fraud that is [email protected] Capital (SYME), I have a bridge to sell them. It is now 18 days since the company asked the FCA to unsuspend its shares, a process that should have taken hours, but still the FCA will not relist and the half-witted owners of the equity are being asked to believe that there is nothing wrong? Whatever.

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166 days ago

[email protected] Capital – the Fintech with minimal software development costs? Anyone smell a rat?

Shares in the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME) have now remained suspended for 16 days as the FCA investigation into numerous irregularities continues. As we wait for the final denouement, a question for folks like the Sith Lord Zak Mir who are so keen to promote the stock: let’s turn to page 47 of the prospectus. 

 
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166 days ago

Red Rock Resources – another placing: I buy more

I am massively ahead on the Red Rock Resources (RRR) shares I bought at about the 0.625p offer price when we tipped the shares. Though initially frustrated by news that the company has raised another £1 million at 1.05p, I have considered the rationale and I have bought a few more shares today after recording an interview with Andrew Bell you can watch HERE. Here is why you should also buy the shares.

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166 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: giving as good as I get to Craig from the Badger Trust

Craig has been stirred up by the trolls who harass me and my family and has now repeated the defamatory remark that I am encouraging others to harm the frightful pests. The Crime Officer at the Badger Trust is now also demanding that I rewrite articles though I have committed no crime. He is not apologising for making up false allegations about what I wrote.  He is picking on the wrong man on behalf of morons who own shares in Zoetic (ZOE) and [email protected] Capital (SYME). Does the Badger Trust really think that harassing a journalist whose only “crime” is exposing fraud, at the instigation of those supporting those frauds, is a good thing to do? I discuss both companies and the failings of Standard Listings with regards to frauds which they demonstrate in spades. I also look at house prices in London and here in the boonies.

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166 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 stocks my pension bought today & the pot madness grows

Deep Throat has sent Winnileaks 2 confidential presentations for cannabis IPOs c.o low grade brokers Novum and Peterhouse. Novum bats for the Beckham linked Cellular Goods which I exposed here and it is so sleazy it includes a chart of the share price of the Zoetic (ZOE) fraud as a reason to buy. I discuss these companies as well as the Peterhouse play, Spinnaker Opportunies (SPO). If that opportunity knocks, I’ll pass. I look at Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) and discuss the two shares I bought and why: Red Rock Resources (RRR) and AEX Gold (AEXG).

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166 days ago

ShareProphets translation service – Bidstack ramp ahead of placing

Following its shocking lack of 2020 AND 2021 profits and disappearing cash warning on February 1, Bidstack (BIDS) is close to running on vapours with net current assets set to go negative by the end of May and cash set to run out before then. Oh dear. What to do? Ramp the shares ahead of a discounted placing from the Nomad and broker which signed off on the grossly misleading pre-Christmas trading statement, Stifel.

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167 days ago

BREAKING: The fraud Zoetic – how soon before the cash runs out and the company crashes in tits up alley? Weeks?

Having established, beyond any doubt, 9 days ago that the £143 million capitalised Zoetic International (ZOE) has lied to investors, regulators and its, very few, customers HERE, yesterday I showed how it was trying to cover up its crimes and, in doing so, was revealing that it had been using fake customer reviews, HERE.  Quote why anyone would hold the shares now defies belief so let’s now turn to how soon the company will go bankrupt. Because, to misquote Britain’s greatest ever Prime Minister, “the trouble with frauds is that eventually they run out of other people’s money”.  So how close to the precipice is Zoetic and can it be saved?

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167 days ago

BP – Q4 results, still an Income buy!

Previously updating on BP (BP.), in October we concluded with the shares currently down to below 200p (they were above 500p early this year) and yielding around 8%, we continue to see long-term recovery and income value from here. Therefore, still a long-term Income buy. They’re currently still above 250p on the back of fourth quarter 2020 results but they are still cheap.

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170 days ago

Red Rock Resources – share surge happens as I predicted but too late to avoid hat eating: I shall double up

I wake up to see that shares in Red Rock Resources (RRR) are 1.3p in the middle so the HotStockRockets team is now more than 100% ahead on this share tip. But it came too late for my personal indignity. I said the stock would be 100% up, at 1.26p by Christmas. It was not and so, as you can see here, I had to eat my hat on video. What next? I make another prediction and this time I am sure I will not have to eat my hat.

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171 days ago

Manolete – what on earth is CEO Steve Cooklin up to in red flag City?

Yesterday Manolete (MANO) announced that, with the shares at multi year lows and with the company, almost certainly on the runway to a placing, founder and CEO Steve Cooklin had dumped 750,000 shares the prior day. However it stressed in the RNS:

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171 days ago

Now [email protected] Fantastists produce demonstrably bogus FCA emails – shares still suspended

Oh dear, oh dear, it sounds as if the morons who are left holding [email protected] Capital (SYME) shares, still suspended as the FCA investigates numerous irregularities, are getting desperate.  Now they are fabricating emails from the FCA itself.

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172 days ago

BREAKING: Manolete CEO dumps shares at multi year low but the paltry FD buying is a bigger giveaway

BREAKING: Manolete CEO dumps shares at multi year low but the paltry FD buying is a bigger giveaway

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173 days ago

More vindication after 5 years: Bahamas Petroleum shares crash – Simon Potter is a rotter

For years AIM sewer listed Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) has spun the line that all it needed was a farm in partner to unlock massive potential for oil in the Bahamas. For years I have called out CEO Simon “Harry” Potter as a useless and grossly overpaid promoter who should be fired – here is a piece from 2015. And warned that this stock was just not investment grade - you can see a series of exposes and scoops HERE.  Sadly Potter was not fired in 2015 and today – with him having hauled out well over £5 million in compensation – since his 2011 appointment when the spoof started, the house of cards has collapsed. It will get worse.

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174 days ago

Remote Monitored Systems - is this tweet low grade ramping or outright market abuse

Though he does not declare so in the tweet below, he has elsewhere: penny share huckster and known associate of Zak Mir, Mr Alex McKinley is a shareholder in joke company Remote Monitored Systems (RMS). You know, the maker of masks to stop covid spread that are so good its site turned into a covid hot spot. Yes, that fine enterprise.

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174 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 18: A mining stock I've called wrong twice in 5 weeks plus Ross Norman with his gold, silver & PGM targets

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with  Tony Manini of Asiamet (ARS) which, I am starting to think, I have called wrong twice in 5 weeks and then gold guru Ross Norman on where the precious metals are going this year. As a Jubilee Metals (JLP) shareholder his biggest call is the most exciting for me. As ever, on the macro view and on bitcoin, Ross is brilliant. Then from me I discuss where UK small cap shares will go in the current climate. You can access the show HERE 

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175 days ago

Optibiotix - I think it has made a big accounting boo boo

I am a massive shareholder in Optibiotix I(OPTI) and believe that I will do very well from my investment, where my average in price is c9p. The shares are now 61.5p mid and I think thery will easily double from here within 18 months if not far sooner. But there can be no double standards here in the way that I cover companies, just becuase I own shares in them. I think the company has made a material accounting error which is also an own goal! Here’s why:

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175 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sorry Mr Poulden I cannot show a double standard but I am not selling my shares

I start with today’s news from Wishbone Gold (WSBN). Despite the appointment of THIS MAN, I remain a loyal shareholder but the appointment is wrong. I can’t show a double standard here. I then look at market madness with reference to Iconic (ICON), Zoetic (ZOE), Versarien (VRS) & Eden Research (EDEN) while also discussing bottom fishing in retail after the bid interest at French Connection (FCCN).

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176 days ago

Photo article Zoetic – the cover up begins

It seems that today’s demonstration outside of a paywall that Zoetic (ZOE) commits fraud by lying to investors has only spurred morons to buy more shares! They are shrugging off yesterday’s bombshell dossier which they did not read but you can HERE. The Company is not ignoring the dossier but is already seeking to cover up some of its crimes as you can see below.

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176 days ago

BREAKING: [email protected] Capital accuses the FCA of lying in nonsensical statement

[email protected] Capital (SYME) has today addressed the issue of the continuing suspension of its shares by accusing the FCA of lying. Naturally this has delighted its moronic shareholders.

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177 days ago

Nalunaq on google earth

A hat tip to reader TP who spotted the amazing photo below on Google earth. I am – as you know – a shareholder in AEX Gold (AEXG) which will be pouring the first gold from here before Christmas. In fact I added to my holding at 57p the other day and see the shares doubling or trebling within eighteen month. Anyhow, enjoy the impressive photo.

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178 days ago

Let’s make this easy for the FCA & other morons – Zoetic tells slam dunk material lie to investors to deceive them!

The FCA will by now have had ample opportunity to read yesterday’s explosive dossier on Zoetic (ZOE) HERE. I sense, however, that most folks owning the shares will not have done so since they think not paying £1.99 for a day pass is a cost saving as they prepare to kiss goodbye to their savings. Whatever. It is a false economy for you morons. But for the cheapskates, outside the paywall, I offer you one slam dunk and material lie from that dossier. And companies that tell monster lies to deceive investors are frauds, are they not?

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178 days ago

Breaking: Eurasia Mining ‘fesses (sort of) on Churakov departure but what about Keith Byrne apparently leaking price sensitive news?

The whole Eurasia Mining (EUA) story stinks more and more with each day that goes by. Today’s episode started at no-one is watching O’Clock, 6.02 PM, with a statement that begs more questions than it answers. You may remember that on January 27 shares in the company slumped by 40% as it emerged that the company’s high profile boardroom M&A Advisor Alexei Churakov had dumped 27.4 million shares at 29p. That evening I revealed HERE how Company Secretary Keith Byrne had apparently been reassuring private investors who inhabited a secret Telegram group that this was not an issue as Churakov had left some time ago.

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178 days ago

Burn the shorters: meet Scuba Steve, now a Zoetic owning moron

Of course the short interest in Zoetic (ZOE) is utterly miniscule. But of you are a moron like Scuba Steve that does not matter. You will not have read a dossier dealing with facts which shows why the shares are worth 0p and why the FCA should suspend trading. You are a moron. Meet Scuba Steve as he buys Zoetic today. 

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178 days ago

AltynGold – “pleased to announce” Q4 production update and we can understand why, shares still cheap

Kazakhstan gold miner AltynGold (ALTN) is “pleased to announce” a fourth quarter 2020 production update – and the shares have currently responded a pleasing circa 30% higher. So what’s behind the re-rate?

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178 days ago

Good companies just do not get their shares suspended like this - ref a very bad one: [email protected] Capital

For me, one of the highlights of the past fortnight was stumbling across a discussion in the “private and secret” Telegram chatroom run by shareholders in [email protected] (SYMEwhere morons talked about hiring a hitman to have me killed.  The trigger was the shares getting suspended by the FCA – which regulates the Standard List where Supply shares were traded – after I sent a letter pointing out why they should be suspended.

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179 days ago

The death of Iconic Labs Part 1 - is Katharine Lewis committing what used to be a criminal offence?

After yesterday’s debacle, Katharine Lewis, is now the sole remaining director of Iconic (ICON) which means it is breach of the 2006 Companies Act which requires all public companies to have at least two directors.  However, that is the least of her worries.  The main concern, and one which should be getting the appropriate professional and legal advice about is Iconic currently trading whilst insolvent and should she ask for the shares to be suspended whilst it clarifies its financial position?  Trading whilst insolvent was until recently, for a director, a Criminal Offence. It should be again.

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179 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I apologise to Zak Mir, he is a total genius and certainly did not kill little Maddie

I start by flagging up that I aim to publish an 85 page dossier,m an opus magnus, on a the sort of company Zak Mir promotes at 8.30 AM tomorrow behind the paywall. I see it as a zero. Then I discuss why Zak is, contrary to some suggestions here otherwise, a total and utter genius  who did not kill Maddie and then look at his analysis of Jubilee Metals (JLP). I move on to why I’ve bought more shares in AEX Gold (AEXG) before looking at the nest of snakes at Dev Clever (DEV) its bonkers valuation and why it must collapse. I reference this excellent expose of that nest of snakes. I look at investor grief and what is happening at [email protected] Capital (SYME) and what will happen – and when – at Dev.

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179 days ago

Shares in the con [email protected] STILL suspended - see its moronic shareholders in denial

Which one of the seven stages of grief is “denial?” If you want to see it on display, I bring you some tweets below from moronic shareholders in the con that is [email protected] Capital (SYME). For folks like this facts do not matter but the facts of what is happening are very clear, starting at 7 AM last Friday morning.

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179 days ago

Anglo Asian Mining – special dividend & “significant opportunities” - still more upside in the shares

Good News! There has been a ‘special dividend’ announcement from gold, copper and silver producer in Azerbaijan Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ), with it noting that it has delivered expected strong cash generation. So what’s the detail?

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180 days ago

Monday cartoon - endangered species edition

Nope not a reference to folks called Tom Winnifrith as the [email protected] Capital (SYME) owning morons up the harassment with the shares still suspended ,although I am getting a little freaked out this morning. This refers to another endangered species.

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181 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 17: Well over 2 hours with a professional comedian and a bloke who runs an AIM listed company. Boom Boom.

It is such a good joke I think I make it about 5 times in what follows. And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with  Harry Adams of Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), where i am a loyal shareholder expecting the shares to double or more by mid year, and also Dominic Frisby. The singer, songwriter, comedian, gold guru, bitcoin expert and libertarian is on great form especially on the bitcoin/gold issue and tips the only AIM stock he owns and explains why. You will laugh and learn with him. You can access the show HERE

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182 days ago

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Will shares in [email protected] Capital resume trading on Monday – don’t bet the ranch on it: FCA enquiry underway

On Thursday and Friday of last week [email protected] Capital (SYME) published its overdue audited accounts for 2019 and its unaudited interims for the first half of 2020. The latter happened at 7.15 AM shortly after Lookers published its delayed accounts. By 9.35 AM Friday Lookers had applied to the FCA under rule 5.4 and its shares started trading again. But Supply shares remained suspended all day. Its moronic shareholders see this as no issue and assume that trading will restart Monday AM. I have bad news for them.

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183 days ago

BREAKING EXPOSE: Sleazy Neill Ricketts of Versarien joins 1MillionTradeMarch, another new Reddit group trying to create a UK GameStop

Earlier I broke the story of how desperate [email protected] Capital (SYME) owning morons were gathering on Redditt to try to replicate the GameStop effect in the UK and to “FuckTheLondonStockExchange”, manipulating shares in the, currently suspended, con from a £122 million value to £12 billion! I will have some bad news for them from the FCA later. But there is another group on Redditt now trying to organise a GameStop on a range of stocks and guess which sleazy, share dumping, lying CEO of a cash guzzling AIM listed POS has signed up, as I demonstrate below.

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183 days ago

BREAKING: Reddit Conspiracy to "Fuck the London Stock Exchange" and make the con SYME London's GameStop!

Shares in the outright con [email protected] Capital (SYME) remain suspended on the London’s Stock Exchange despite its very belated posting of two missing sets of accounts. In my latest letter to the regulators at the FCA I explained why the shares should stay suspended until Supply’s lies in those two accounts are addressed. But here’s another reason, plotters on Reddit are aiming to attempt a mass buying of the shares on Monday, if they are unsuspended, to destroy, what they believe is a massive shorting conspiracy. They think Supply will be the UK’s GameStop, taking down evil hedgies and shorters. 

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183 days ago

Letter to the FCA regarding [email protected] Capital and why its shares should stay suspended until it truly 'fesses

It was a letter from myself, as an honest and upstanding member of the financial community, to the FCA, the regulators of the Standard List, that got shares in con [email protected] Capital (SYME) suspended. Now technically, having finally published audited numbers for 2019 and unaudited half calendar 2020 numbers, it should have the shares unsuspended. But what has emerged has been so nonsensical, both for 2019 HERE and for 2020 HERE that I have written to the FCA urging it to maintain the suspension for a while yet.  Now I reckon the floor shitters are so useless at regulating, if not defacating on their own carpets, that they may well unsuspend the stock. But here is why they should not.

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184 days ago

[email protected] Capital Part 2 - an auditor warns

Of course you do not have to listen to me or, in this case to an industry veteran. Why not just listen to Zak Mir, Alex McKinley and the other “experts” and fill your boots with this con when its shares resume trading. On that note, Looker published its delayed accounts today and its shares were unsuspended at 9.35 AM. I wonder why the FCA is not unsuspending [email protected] Capital’s (SYME) shares yet? Anhow back to the expert auditor who notes:

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185 days ago

Eurasia Mining statement re Alexei Churkov shares dump – it makes no sense at all

Yesterday, shares in Eurasia Mining (EUA) collapsed, by 50% at one point before closing 40% down at 18p, on news that board advisor Alexei Churkov had dumped 27.4 million shares at 29p. Why do that when a bid is meant to be on the way asked the mug punters? Today there is a statement but it does not wash at all. It fails the smell test.

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185 days ago

Bombshell: Has Eurasia Mining been sitting on price sensitive information re shock resignation and is it leaking to “secret” chatroom members

You would have thought that after the last scandal we exposed, where Zak Mir acted as a good German and posted on the private Telegram chatroom false ramps on the orders of a Eurasia Mining (EUA) director, the company would be a bit more careful about how it discloses information. Think again. Today the shares crashed by 40% as it was announced that M&A director Alexei Chukov dumped 27.4 million shares at 29p. On the “private and secret” Telegram chatroom punters panicked as we showed you HERE.

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185 days ago

Want to see some BB Morons shitting themselves - welcome to the Eurasia Mining "private" Telegram chat room as shares crash

You will particularly enjoy one comment about yours truly. Shares in Eurasia Mining (EUA) crashed by 50% in afternoon trade before rallying to close just 39% down at 18p. The trigger was a release stating that Alexei Churakov, an adviser to the board heading its M&A effort, had dumped 27.4 million shares at 29p yesterday. He still owns 12.3 million shares and a shedload of massively in the money options. But for a company meant to be in a bid process this was not seen as a good signal given his rolde in the company. Understandably so. Anyhow, given how these folks have abused those of us who have questioned the shocking red flag behaviour at Eurasia over the past year, it is a delight to see them squirm!

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185 days ago

Manolete – another massive victory for The Sheriff of AIM as bear dossier vindicated, shares collapse on warning – lies exposed!

On 10 July 2020, I published a devastating and detailed bear dossier on AIM darling Manolete (MANO) with the shares at 515p valuing it at more than £250 million. The company and its odious PR firm Instinctif responded with a pompous and unconvincing denial. I’ve warned you repeatedly since then and yesterday in the late afternoon came a shocking warning. The shares closed at 200p but as lies are exposed, worse, including a bailout placing, will come. So let’s start with the lies.

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188 days ago

Has Dragon's Den star Sarah Willingham lied to ramp her shares or just a journalist cocked up – market is now false - letter to AIM Regulation

Shares in Ms Willingham’‘s AIM listed Nightcap (NGHT) are the 3rd biggest riser on the Casino today, up 26% at 17p on the back of an article in the Mail on Sunday by Ms Harriet Dennys which, as I poingted out yesterday, is totgal bollocks and a deceipt. It quotes Ms Willingham and the question is has she told a monstrous lie. or is Ms Dennys just making things up? With the shares roofing it I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation as the company needs to comment urgently. This is a false market.

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189 days ago

Centamin – Q4 in-line and outlook reiterated: Buy

This has not been a very good share tip so far. But things are getting better for the company and the share price and they will get better still. It takes a while to restore both output and even longer to regain investor confidence. A Q4 2020 Report from Centamin (CEY) emphasises that 2020 results will be in-line with October guidance and reiterates the 2021 outlook . This has helped the shares higher but there is more to come. On what has not been a great tip so far we suggest averaging down.

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190 days ago

I have sympathy for Neill Ricketts as he dumps Versarien shares & commend an unusual piece of honesty..but

To misquote Mark Antony: “I come not to bury Caesar, but to praise him”. Yesterday morning it was announced that the odious boss of Versarien (VRS), Neill Ricketts, had sold 1.65 million shares at 53.919p. Normally you would expect me to stay this was yet another red flag. But on this occasion I do not.

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190 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the shares I have been buying today

I think they could easily treble within 18 months and still be cheap. You need to listen to the bearcast to see what they are. I have published an update on the flooding at the Welsh Hovel HERE I comment on Anglesey Mining (AYM) and 88 Energy (88E) neither of which any sane man would wish to own.

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190 days ago

AEX Gold – positive procurement update, remains a strong buy - stock to more than double by Christmas!

AEX Gold (AEXG) has provided an update on procurement activity for its Nalunaq gold project, emphasising that it continues to de-risk the project’s schedule. That is very encouraging and confirms our belief that these shares should, at least, double within a year. If you doubt us, watch boss Eldur Olafsson on the latest video show HERE.

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191 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 16: Well over 2 hours of gold with Nigel Somerville and Eldur Olafsson who will double or treble your money

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with Eldur Olafsson of AEX Gold (AEXG) who will, I am convinced, double or treble your money. I am a shareholder and this is, increasingly, becoming my favourite gold play.  I also chat to in house gold guru Nigel Somerville on whether gold is off the boil and on the stocks he owns. You can access the show HERE

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191 days ago

Versarien shares crash as interims are shockingly bad and misleading even by its own rotten standards

You would need a Nomad without any morals whatsoever to sign off on junk like this. Luckily Versarien (VRS) employs SP Angel of the fraud MySquar infamy so that’s alright then. These, delayed, numbers for the six months to 30 September 2020 are just piss poor. and also deceptive.

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192 days ago

Xtract Resources – a classic Colin Bird Pump & Dump action replay from September

With some folks having paid 8p+ for shares in Xtract Resources (XTR) late last week, today  the company did a placing to the sewer dwelling clients of Novum Securities at just 4.5p.  The shares are now just 4.8p to sell. Boy those folks suckered in by the Colin Bird ramping must be hurting today. This is so familiar but I did warn you explicitly what the old scoundrel was up to.

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192 days ago

Let's pay a hitman to kill Tom Winnifrith say Supply:ME shareholders in "private chatroom" as shares suspended

There is a “private” chat room on Telegram where shareholders in [email protected] Capital  (SYME) discuss why this con of a company is going to make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. But, with the shares suspended today by the FCA as a result of my good work, naturally they need to think of how they can solve their problems. Natch, the answer is, as you can see below, to kill me. Sure: killing a journalist is always a cunning plan…

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192 days ago

Two days after letter to FCA [email protected] Capital shares suspended – ouzo for the sheriff! A Lesson for the morons

My joy this morning is somewhat tempered by the fact that the River Dee which flows past the Welsh hovel in which I live, is at its highest level this century and I have wasted much time putting sandbags by the doors at the river end of the house. Fingers are crossed as, right now, the waters have just reached door level. Notwithstanding that, it is ouzo on cornflakes time, as shares in con [email protected] Capital have been suspended at my instigation, albeit two days too late.

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193 days ago

Sabien – Truell-y, Madly, Deeply, this Peterhouse special stinks

Sabien (SNT) has been around for years developing boilers that were going to revolutionise the world. Whatever. Floated at 52p per share in 2006, its shares now trade at 0.1p after more catastrophic news. Losses to date are in excess of £5 million but at least it has been providing a steady source of coke and hookers cash for London’s Nomads, brokers, PR fluffies et al. Today came a real shocker.

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194 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Letter to the FCA - suspend [email protected] Capital shares NOW

[email protected] Capital (SYME) shares are listed on the Standard List which means that no Nomad has to sign off on its ludicrous RNS statements. The regulator is the FCA which only acts in a reactive way, i.e. after a company has sinned. Actually, the FCA’s overpaid staff are too busy publishing papers on global warming, the gender pay gap or just shitting on the floor to do any regulation at all. The FCA is institutionally useless. However, in the hope that Supply’s sins are so egregious that it might just act, I have emailed Mark Steward – the Enforcement Director of the FCA – asking him to get his minions to have a butcher’s and actually do something. The letter is below.

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194 days ago

Remote Monitored Systems: More delays, Still no sales and past deceit exposed – this is madness

No wonder ex boss Trevor Brown again sold every share he owned (as a result of exercising 1.4p options), dumping 24 million shares at 2.7p last Monday.  Today Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) fesses up to more delays and lays bare more deceit from historic RNS’s. Brown is lucky in one respect.

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194 days ago

Hawkwing – update

I flagged up Hawkwing (HNG) as worth a punt last week at a 5p offer and at up to 5.5p. The shares are now 8.5p-9.5p as folks too mean and stupid to subscribe to this website pile in on the momentum.

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196 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 15: Stuart Ashman runs what could be a 20 bagger and Lucian Miers on his longs and shorts

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with Staurt Ashman of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) where I am 130% up in seven months but think the shares could 20 bag from here and bear raider Lucian Miers on macro economics his cooling feelings on cold and warming feelings on bitcoin and his big longs and shorts. Then there are a few thoughts on companies you must NOT own, including the latest nonsense from the scallywags at Powerhouse Energy (PHE).You can access the show HERE

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197 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ok Colin Bird you are now talking utter bollocks and are shameless, I have had enough

I start with Jubilee Metals (JLP) where I am way ahead but have had enough. The shares are cheap but I have had enough of Colin Bird spouting uttder bollocks. After today I now own more shares in this companmy than Bird but that is going to change. Soon, like me and Lance Armstrong with accepted Tour de France wins, we will be neck and neck. Then I look at Hawkwing (HNG), Babcock (BAB) and Conduity Capital (CCAP) run by scumbag Greg Collier.

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197 days ago

Another Babcock warning, Another vindication for bear raider Boatman but does PR cock still taste good round at the Sunday Times?

It started in October 2018. Boatman Capital published its first bear dossier on Babcock International (BAB) with the shares at 672p. After yet another dire warning today, the stock trades at just 215p and still looks overvalued.

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199 days ago

Bidstack – The share price tells you that Stifel has an urgently needed bailout placing underway

Bidstack (BIDS) managed to ramp its shares up to 13p the other day thanks to the follow on from a trading statement which was long on ramp but short on critical detail. That AIM Regulation allowed a company with a history of deceiving investors to issue such bollocks is another mark of infamy on its already soiled record. After the pump, you know what comes next and it looks to be underway.

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201 days ago

Rumour and counter rumour and Skinbiotherapeutics

Shares in this company, where I am a loyal shareholder, raced ahead to 33p on Friday.  The excitement was driven largely by a false rumour and in part, methinks, on a rumour that is true. This morning I had it confirmed that the false rumour was, er, false.

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205 days ago

Pires Investments – you is ‘avin’ a giraffe, share price insanity

One of these days folks are going to wake up and realise that it was all a dream, that prices they were paying for shares in some small caps in these early days of January 2021 were plain bonkers. You may think you know better but some of us old fools have seen it all before.

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205 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix blames interviews with me for share price weakness

Yup, if he does an interview with me and my tough questions, shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) go down.  So, going forward, it is only those paid-for interviews with folks like Proactive. “Steve, is your schlonger enormous or gigantic? Why are your shares so cheap? etc etc.” Whatever, I apologise to you all for asking the odd question. Without my malign influence, Optibiotix would clearly be in the FTSE 100. I discuss this company’s prospects and also those of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) where I am also a loyal shareholder. I look at Trainline (TRN), Online Blockchain (OBC) and Vast Resources (VAST).

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207 days ago

GCM Resources – the end or the beginning of the end or perhaps neither

Gary Newman got much grief in times gone by for warning folks about this dog. Today, I imagine he will be enjoying extra ouzo with his fishcakes as the shares were suspended from AIM as the one month notice period of, now, former Nomad Strand Hanson came to a close. But what next?

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208 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: GroupThink on Lockdown, Remote Monitored, Optibiotix and Cineworld

I start with the non financial GroupThink but explain how this is relevant to three shares: Remote Monitored Systems (RMS), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Cineworld (CINE). And i outline why two of thre three are screaming sells and one a screaming buy. Guess which? I refer to this article I penned earlier on how dissent from GroupThink is being stifled.

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211 days ago

San Leon – One huge embarrassment one very, very positive rumour

Back on 11 May 2020 it was announced that San Leon Energy (SLE) boss Oisin Fanning “had purchased” 98 million shares from Tosca Fund at 21p a pop on 7 May. The shares were cum dividend.

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211 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: shares had a rotten year says the deadwood press: Wrong!

I wish you all a Happy New Year. I had a great New Year’s Eve as you can see HERE. In this podcast I look at how not all shares had a rotten 2020 then in detail at the push pull on house prices. After the best year in six in 2020, what is next?

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212 days ago

How did the companies presenting at the ShareProphets shares conference in May do in terms of share price?

Thanks to reader Paul we have an answer. Normally companies presenting at such events, as they pay to do so, do not always deliver in terms of share price gains. In fact Ed Croft of Stockopedia claims they always do the reverse, they underperform.  That would be unlike big calls from Stockopedia, which tipped Wirecard as a storming buy 2 days before what was obviously Europe’s largest fraud went tits up and also said Quindell was one of the cheapest shares on AIM. Did I mention Globo, Ed had that as a big buy too before it became a zero. Anyhow back to our show in May…

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212 days ago

Video: Tom Winnifrith eats his hat, thanks to Andrew Bell and Red Rock Resources

I said that if shares in Red Rock Resources (RRR) did not double by Christmas, I would eat my hat. Thanks Andrew Bell for this humiliation. However, I am a man of my word and so, as you can see below, I have done as I said.

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212 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Brexit has been done New Year to you all

I mean it. happy New Year to you all especially our own in house Euro loon Jonathan Price who will be in tears at 11 PM Tonight. I shall not be! In this podcast I discuss the FCA and today’‘s mini-bond calamity in waiting, [email protected] Capital (SYME) and the Marwyn vehicle (MAC1) where Vin Murria is now on board but where it seems impossible to buy shares. That’s not much fun is it? Vin: how about a Primary Bid offer for we plebs?  I also lash out at Priti Patel and the Tories for blowing off the public sector while the private sector is screwed. I thought that is what Labour was for.

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217 days ago

BREAKING: Inspirit shares MUST be suspended as SEC now files charges against Octagonal and John Gunn suggesting massive RNS lie

On Christmas Eve Octagonal PLC (OCT) and John Gunn issued an RNS which is, with the document below, indicates to be a monstrous lie. The Nomad who signed it off, Mr Roland “fatty” Cornish is – as I showed HERE and HERE  – massively implicated in this mess and should be struck off by AIM Regulation asap. But back to the Christmas Eve RNS. It looks to be a massive lie, surely now shares in Gunn’s other AIM listed dog, Inspirit (INSP) must be suspended too.

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220 days ago

SHOCKING EXPOSE: The twitter pumping of Trevor Brown in the days before and the day he dumped all his Remote Monitored shares

Braveheart (BIM), the investment vehicle run by Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) boss Trevor Brown who is also a major investor in Braveheart, sold ALL of its Remote shares on 16,17 and 18 November at 2.9p-5p, netting it c£15 million. Not only did Brown sign off on ramptastic RNS statements by Remote on 11 and 16 November pushing the line that the company would, by the end of November, have a machine in Nottingham producing Covid stopping masks but he was also active on twitter pumping the stock. Of course the machine did not arrive in November, something Remote fessed to on 26 November. With more delays since, trial failures and a bailout funding the shares have collapsed to 1.22p. Now back to the pump.

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221 days ago

Meet investor Sonic the Dog who fantasises about beating me to death and abuses my wife and baby daughter

It seems that Sonic is another anonymous keyboard warrior, too cowardly to reveal her or his identity and who thinks that if he or she abuses me, my wife and baby daughter and threatens me, he or she might save the cons he or she is invested in, such as [email protected] Capital (SYME). Asking who the father of my baby daughter is, manages to insult me, the Mrs and Jayarani. Normally this individual just sticks to me and fantasises about beating me to death. You kind of wonder whether Sonic shares his or her keyboard activities with his or her employer and partner. I guess they would be really proud of Sonic. 

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221 days ago

Even the charlatans at Powerhouse Energy admit that its share price is insane but Bulletin Board savants know better

This morning, with shares in Powerhouse Energy (PHE) having surged past 8p yesterday the company was forced by AIM to issue a statement:

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221 days ago

Microsaic Systems – after formal sale process failure… it is very possibly toast

Shares in Microsaic Systems (MSYS) are down by 60% today. Mr Market is showing Christmas generosity, this stock is still anywhere between 60% and 100% too high.

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222 days ago

[email protected] Capital reveals its Cornerstone investor for the Italian Job: It doesn’t blow my bloody doors off!

But the Bulletin Board Morons who have fallen in love with this con are delighted so that is the main thing – it will allow the insiders to dump more shares while getting the Sith Lord Zak Mir to tell everyone they are buying!

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223 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 14: Dr Doom becomes a mega bull & 1 stock where you MUST average down!

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with Chris Gilbert of Fox Marble (FOX) and Dr Doom David Scott. I discuss averaging down  and after news this week Fox is a rare case where that is justified. This will – as I explain in the show – be a multibagger from here. Meanwhile Dr Doom is now a bull. we discuss sharers, bonds, real estate, bitcoin and gold in a must listen to interview. Then there are a few thoughts on companies you must NOT own, including Powerhouse Energy (PHE).You can access the show HERE

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227 days ago

Breaking: stale Telit bull committing market abuse?

Dbay’s withdrawal from the battle to buy the overvalued junk floated by mortgage fraudster Uzi Katz, that is to say Telit Communications (TCM) has left stale bulls lookimng increasingly daft.  And at least one appears to be getting desperate as the shares slide – and will continue to slide as I explained HERE.

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227 days ago

Lying James Draper and Bidstack – it is what is NOT said in today’s pre-placing ramptastic trading statement

Sales are vanity. Profit is a matter of opinion. Cash is reality. But if you are trying to ramp your shares ahead of a bailout placing you do not want to talk about cash ( or rather lack of it) or even profits (or rather losses) so you jus bang on about sales. That brings us to Bidstack (BIDS).

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227 days ago

BREAKING: Octagonal – another departure from the AIM casino and more egg on face for Britain’s most useless FD Nilesh Jagatia

You cannot say that I have not warned you all so many times that Octagonal (OCT) would end in tears. Corporate Governance and related party deals involving boss John Gunn were shocking and Nilesh Jagatia is, without doubt, the worst FD on the AIM casino. Today came news of a delisting and the shares have collapsed by almost 70% to just 0.7p. I do hope that the Bulletin Board Morons who knew so much better than useless old Tom Winnifrith, were well lubed up.

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229 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the 1 AIM share you must Fill Your Boots with NOW, don't wait just buy

In today’s podcast I discuss Joshua’s Advent calendar then look at 2 very naughty Nomads and 2 of their grossly over-valued clients. Roland “Fatty” Cornish looks after European Metal Holdings (EMH). Liam Murray of Cairn looks after the ultimate Penny Dreadful, Catenae (CTEA). Then I return to Sarah Willingham’s NightJar and why she is destroying value for morons who pony up £6 million for the IPO on day 1. This is a scandal and Nomad Allenby should be ashamed. Then onto Purplebricks (PURP) before I look at Summerway (SWC) and why, whatever you pay you MUST buy its shares ASAP

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230 days ago

Intuitive Investments IPO – City pigs jump on the Covid and Healthcare bandwagon: smell the greed

The time to invest in a sector is when everyone loathes it. Think oil earlier this year. The time to avoid it like the plague is when it gets so hot that crony capitalists float investment companies hoping that mug punters will overpay for shares in their vehicles which will then overpay for shares in actual companies. Meanwhile its snouts in the trough all round for the board and City advisers.

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233 days ago

Ramper James Parsons with an Ascent share purchase which is a sell signal

Ascent Resources (AST) has only avoided a crash landing in tits up alley thanks to the provision of death spiral finance by Riverfort Global and Align Research. Essentially, it has sod all cash, its assets in Slovenia it failed to monetize for eons and some joke Cuban assets. At c6p it is capitalised at c£5 million. Given Parsons’ track record as a pump and dumper and value destroyer, only a total poltroon would buy any shares. So step forward… Mr James Parsons.

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235 days ago

Caption Contest from Zenith, the worthless POS ramp of the day: Two old Italian geezers in Africa

I have no idea why shares in Zenith Energy (ZEN), the worthless, cash guzzling POS which needs me to force it to fess up to bad news, are soaring. Perhaps the photo tweet below from boss, Andrea “the king of socks” Cattaneo might be a clue to the ramp.

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235 days ago

Don’t go selling your Jubilee Metals now – although this has been a cracking share tip, price target almost doubled to 16p...

We tipped Jubilee Metals (JLP) at a 4.6p offer in July 2020. Ding Dong! As we approach Christmas the shares are circa 11p, making we loyal investors pretty happy. But do not even think of selling. Here’s why:

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235 days ago

Zoetic & Anglesey – there is no shame: just place and be done with it

The two companies have only two things in common. The first is that their balance sheets are thinner than an anorexic Ethiopian supermodel with a coke habit. The second is that in recent weeks their shares have absolutely flown.

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236 days ago

Remote Monitored Systems – sorry to Drone On...

Two weeks ago Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) shares traded at 2.65p giving the company a market cap of £40 million. I warned you then in this column and have since been double vindicated. The shares are 2.25p now but that is still far too high…

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239 days ago

Trainline, now the CFO is dumping shares and he’s right, the valuation is nutso

There was a telling exchange in a Downing Street press Conference this week between Jonathan Van Tam and the deputy PM Boris Johnson. The real PM, Princess Nut Nuts, was elsewhere plotting the Long march to a full green revolution. Van Tam suggested that Covid restrictions such as face nappy wearing and social distancing might need to stay in place, essentially, forever. The deputy PM said that he was not so sure about that and it might be good to get back to normal at some point. Cue frosty glances.

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240 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Joshua pukes in church, will Zoetic shares puke later

That put an end to his nursery day half way through the practice for the Carol service. Anyhow he is now back here with me and Maddie Moate and recovering. In today’s podcast I discuss a change of name from Concepta (CPT) to My Health Check (MHC) and Wishbone (WSBN) en passant then am upset that Powerhouse (PHE) is still not answering my questions about related party (no sniggering at the back) transactions. Then in more detail DeepVerge (DVRG) and Zoetic (ZOE)

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240 days ago

MyHealthChecked (the former Concepta) jumps aboard the Covid bandwagon, shares to go much higher...

Concepta has announced a change of name to MyHealthChecked (MHC) and, more interestingly, jumped on board the Covid testing bandwagon. I am, as you know, a sceptic on many things relating to a disease where 99.95% of those under 70 recover and where the average age of death is, at 82, one year more than UK life expectancy. However…

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240 days ago

Deepverge and that December 1 Presentation at Turner Pope – no wonder the shares are tanking: read it and weep

Much ramped DeepVerge (DVRG) has very kindly put the presentation it gave on December 1 to lucky clients of its corporate broker, the esteemed house of Turner Pope, on its website. Have you read it? I have rarely seen a more compelling sell case in my life. No wonder the shares are tanking. Off another 10% today to 23.5p I am slashing my target price from 10p to 5p.

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244 days ago

Red Rock Resources – will I be eating my hat on video at Christmas?

If the Red Rock Resources (RRR) share price is not 1.26p by Christmas Day I have said that I will eat my hat on video. The shares are now 0.675p. With Advent starting tomorrow I admit that I have been considering the logistics of hat-eating. But is the game up? Is my goose, or rather my hat, cooked?

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246 days ago

St James House – jam tomorrow (maybe) but no results until December

St James House (SJH) on Friday admitted that it won’t be able to get its audited accounts for the year ended 31 January 2020 finalised in November 2020, a mere 10 months after its year end and as such its shares will remain suspended until the accounts are published.  It also stated that its interim accounts for the six months ended 31 July 2020 will also be delayed until the year end accounts are finalised.

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246 days ago

Twitter morons of the week - its a UK Oil & Gas tie

Oh dear, as they say, these tweets did not age well after Fridays planning setback. Let’s hope these UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) ramping chumps did not spend all their “winnings” too early. The shares closed the week at 0.145p, down 32% on the day.

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248 days ago

10 days of AIM infamy for Remote Monitoring Systems – surely a Stewards needed?

Shares in Remote Monitoring Systems (RMS) have crashed by 19% today to 2.05p. Just nine days ago mug punters were paying 5p as, unbeknown to them, the two main directors flogged all of the shares in which they had an interest. This is a massive scandal and surely even the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation will figure out that a Stewards is needed ASAP.

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249 days ago

Concepta acquisition, this is the start of a new broom: Buy as shares will hit 2.5p soon

We shareholders in Concepta (CPT) have suffered long enough but it appears that the new management team led by Penny McCormick is now doing all the right things.

 
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249 days ago

BREAKING: Major Bear Dossier on Anexo – the road to nowhere!

This is an impressive bear dossier, far too good for me to have compiled on AIM high flier Anexo (ANX). If the report is accurate – and it reads very well to me – then the shares should more than halve. Enjoy….

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249 days ago

Dev Clever shares now 6.5p to sell – surely the Asimilar stink is now utterly nonsensical as deadline approaches

Even at just 6.75p mid, the market cap of Dev Clever (DEV) is £31 million which – for a company with sub £1.5 million cash, annual sales of, perhaps, £2 million and which is heavily loss making – is ludicrous.  But what is now coming ever more sharply into focus is the ludicrous financing deal with AIM listed Asimilar (ASLR).

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249 days ago

Versarien: is this £1.95 million of revenue or yet another Government grant? Clarification Needed ASAP

The bulls are creaming themselves. The shares up by 13% at 40p and the cult-like followers of shameless Neill Ricketts say there are now real revenues from graphene sales. But I think not. The RNS issued by Versarien (VRS) today is utterly disingenuous and no Nomad other than shamed and disgraced fraudsters fave SP Angel would have signed off on it.

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251 days ago

Avacta makes some progress on missing the Covid boat – shares slide but valuation still bonkers

Today, from AstraZeneca (AZN) and the City of lost causes, we have news on a third vaccine against Covid-19. There will soon be a fourth and a fifth and at some stage lots of folks will ignore concerns about potential long term side effects to get vaccinated against a disease which kills 0.05% of those under 70 who catch it. And a bedwetting world can breathe a sigh of relief and, even idiots like Matt Hancock, will realise that we will not need mass testing and we can get on with our lives.

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252 days ago

Video: Protect yourself with bitcoin and gold as shares and bonds set to tank

Libertarian speculator and author Doug Casey says it’s difficult today to be an investor with all the government economic distortion and mis-allocation of capital. However, in contrast a speculator can do well in this environment. He says, “Being a speculator should not be confused with being a trader.”

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253 days ago

Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer, takes aim at Blue Prism publishing devastating dossier (below)

Matt Earl of Shadowfall, aka the Dark Destroyer, has published a devastating dossier on £1.6 billion capitalised Blue Prism (PRSM). The company is yet to respond but it is hard to see what it can say in the face of clear dynamite. The dossier is below in full. The shares appear to be utterly uninvestable.

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253 days ago

WH Ireland screws private investors in Pantheon Resources

Pantheon Resources (PANR) today completed a massive $30.2 million placing and Primary Bid offer at 31p. The shares were 33.7p bid  (off 4.5%) yesterday but on the 13th they were 40p with some mug punters paying well North of that. On 11th November with the shares at 31p broker WH Ireland published a lengthy research note.

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254 days ago

Peter Oborne is right: The FCA should investigate possible insider dealing in BAE Systems shares

Yesterday’s announcement from the Government on its plans for expanding spending on defence is, in my view, a demonstration of profligacy and wholly unwarranted as I noted HERE But Boris and his girlfriend Princess Nut Nuts have an 80 seat majority so the plans will be voted through. But did anyone know what was coming?

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255 days ago

J Sainsbury - an Income buy?

Recently-announced results from J Sainsbury (SBRY) included “sales (excluding VAT) down 1.1 per cent” and “loss before tax £(137) million”. The shares responded lower – but that after recently rising and they are now back on the rise again and we can see why…

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255 days ago

When will [email protected] Capital collapse? A bear writes

I see that [email protected]’s (SYME) multi-shamed boss, Alessandro Zamboni, has done yet another soft interview with the Sith Lord Zak Mir. Repeated interviews with a man who makes Justin the Clown look like Jeremy Paxman are a strong red flag. You can’t deliver operationally so try to get the ramping away with a man who won’t ask awkward questions. So I asked a bear, who is short, when the shares will stop dribbling lower as they do most days and completely collapse. He said:

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257 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is this D Day for Priti Winnifrith?

The Mrs is about to go into the operating theatre so fingers crossed. In these strange times I am at home with Joshua watching Paw Patrol and it is a bit hard to think about shares but I comment on the Moderna Covid vaccine news, on Kefi (KEFI) and on Versarien (VRS).

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257 days ago

Avacta shares have slumped, ahead lies collapse

As you may have gathered I have been a major sceptic of Government policies on Covid and not just in the UK. For a disease where the survival rate among under 70s is 99.95% and where the average age of death is greater than life expectancy itself, it seems to me that the policy response has been excessive and has caused and is causing utterly unjustified collateral damage.  But none the less we should all welcome news that Pfizer has a vaccine which works 90% of the time.

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258 days ago

Anglo Asian Mining – shares up in tough recent days gold environment, more to come?...

Having reached more than 170p in August, shares in Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) have recently been below 120p… but amidst a tough recent days gold environment have risen to currently 130p to buy. Why?…

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259 days ago

Iconic discounted placing and a new deception - if this RNS is not misleading I am a banana

Iconic Labs (ICON) has a history of deceiving investors as long as your arm. That history today got even longer with City penny stock shufflers Shard Capital at the heart of the latest deception.  The RNS reads: “Firm Placing, End of EHGOF Share Issuances and New Conventional Debt Facility. “ But that simply is not true.

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260 days ago

BREAKING: Powerhouse Energy Polish deal – this is a spoof by sleazy Tory Tim Yeo, its partner has just £100 to its name

Powerhouse Energy (PHE), the AIM listed green energy ramp run by loathsome ex Tory Minister Tim Yeo of sleaze infamy, has today announced a deal to license its technology in Poland and its shares are racing ahead. But this announcement is a spoof. Do advisers WH Ireland, Turner Pope and Ikon Associates have no shame at all?

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264 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 5 Private Investor High Fliers to crash by mid January

In today’s bearcast I report on a sad conclusion to the story I told of the potential suicide on Saturday HERE. Then on to Avacta (AVCT) and Manolete (MANO) before considering five PI darlings which could see their shares utterly crater before I turn 53 on January 12: [email protected] Capital (SYME), Novacyt (NCYT), Versarien (VRS), Bidstack (BIDS) and Eurasia Mining (EUA). In each case I explain the potential catalyst for the collapse.

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264 days ago

Online Blockchain Final Results – it's time for Clem Chambers & Steffi to sing the ShareProphets National Anthem

Two years ago after a bout of shameless ramping involving IR genius Steffi a certain Manchester based blogger and the company, shares in Online Blockchain (OBC) touched 200p at which point low life broker Smaller Companies Capital organised a £1 million placing at 100p.

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264 days ago

Wishbone Gold – shares rocket, what to do?

We hope very much that you took our strong advice to average down on Wishbone Gold (WSBN) at just 2.1p in August. If you did you must now be well ahead. My own losses on this stock are now down to less than £15,000! They were double that. This is following latest news from Australia. And it seems very encouraging…

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273 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Time to start looking forward again this Hop-Tu-Naa

I sgtart with a few thoughts on my father’s funeral which is HERE. Then reflect on the news from Boris today on why I am so wary of housing as an aset class and Malcolm’s love of housebuilding shares. Then onto the wider market. 

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273 days ago

Neill Rickets rants as the Versarien cult members start to turn against their high priest

Shares in Versarien (VRS) have plunged from 137p when loathsome boss Neill Ricketts last made hundreds of thousands of pounds dumping stock to just 29p today as the company heads full speed towards running out of cash and a bailout placing shortly after Christmas. And as the losses for some of the cult members, who believed Ricketts promises of jam tomorrow mount, they have taken to twitter to quiz the High Priest, Ricketts himself. His response, below, is extaordinary.

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274 days ago

[email protected] Capital: Excuses are like arseholes, we’ve all got them no-one cares

The out and out con that is [email protected] Capital (SYME) has today issued another statement of delay in rolling out its nonsensical business plan. Perhaps it will buy time for the founding shareholders to dump more shares while getting the Sith Lord Zak Mir and other promoters to pretend that they are net buyers.

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274 days ago

EXPOSE: St James House – which assets are the auditors probably most concerned about? What will see the shares suspended and why the shares are worthless

The newly installed finance director of St James House (SJH), Mr Daniel Pym, (appointed on 30 September 2020) hasn’t exactly got off to the best of starts because his announcement of delays in completion of the audit citing COVID 19 and “complexities in relation to fair value adjustments of certain assets” means that the shares will be suspended on 2 November 2020.  Given these accounts are for the year ended 31 January 2020, the COVID 19 excuse isn’t credible as management has had 9 months to finalise the financial statements and major companies have published not only their 31 December 2019 accounts but also their interim accounts for the six months ended 30 June 2020.  I look at three of the lower quality assets on the balance sheet where if I was the auditor exercising my professional scepticism, I would be requiring management to take major write downs:

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277 days ago

Centamin – near-term production outlook disappointment, but the long-term promise remains...

Gold miner in Egypt Centamin (CEY) has updated emphasising “the third quarter marked another solid performance”, yet the shares have dropped back to 131.3p. The reason is a reduction in guidance for 2021 but the market has over-reacted…

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283 days ago

BOMBSHELL: How much, or rather how little, has Versarien made from its Lanstead death spiral?

In March, Versarien (VRS) announced a £6 million funding facility with a supposed institutional investor, Lanstead. Thanks to my work AIM Regulation forced it then to ‘fess that actually, if the shares stayed at 53.3p, it would realise only £5.5 million net. But they have not. So how much has the Neill Ricketts promote actually raised?

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286 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Boohoo audit "crisis" and how do the growing #BidenCrimefamily bombshells impact the Election race

I start with Boohoo (BOO) and what PWC’s resignation says about spineless auditors today.  Then I refer frequently to this earlier podcast I served up on the growing scandal surrounding the Biden Crime family, what it means for November 3 and gfor your shares and gold.

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286 days ago

Skinbiotherapeutics placing at 16p – why am I not impressed? But through gritted teeth a buyer

Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) boss Stuart Ashman until today held zero shares in the company. And he told us all that it had enough cash to last it until the end of next year at least.  And so now there is a £4 million placing and £500,000 open offer at 16p.  Mr Ashman can you see why I might be annoyed?

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289 days ago

BREAKING: Technically Insolvent Verditek – the questions Scott Evans answers and you will Piss Yourself laughing

Verditek (VDTK) , a company with negative net current assets and which is burning cash so is technically insolvent has today announced the publication of a research report. Natch, the pathological liars at Verditek deceive investors even with this pathetic attempt to ramp the shares ahead of a placing.

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289 days ago

Centamin – a Gold buy...

We recommended shares in Centamin (CEY) amidst market panic in March and they rose faster than even we expected, seeing us take a more than 60%, little more than 1 month, profit. They went on to above 230p, but are currently 160p to buy following a “Sukari Operational Update”. We believe there to have been a big over-reaction to that update and so…

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290 days ago

Zenith Energy shares suspended – what a tangled web

Where to start? The potential insider dealing or the management incompetence?

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290 days ago

Disgraced, journalist smearing, fraud enabler Dr Michael Green serves up another bonkers share price target - this time its Xtract

After his role in anabling the fraud at Sefton Resources (SER), including in smearing the UK’s top investigative journalist, Dr Michael Green should NOT be working in financial services. You know my views. But he is. and his job these days seems to be penning bonkers research notes on small mining stocks setting insane share price targets which are multiples of the current share price. You may remember his classic piece on Bluebird Merchant (BMV) where the target – and I say this as an enthusiastic sharenholder – was just insane. Then there was a classic on the worthless James Parsons POS Ascent. His latest note is on Xtract (XTR) where he predicts profits of 500% for those buying the shares. If you enjoy a piece of badly wfritten fiction and don’t have a Jeffrey Archer to hand, the note is below. 

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290 days ago

Manolete – time for another bogus trading statement to try another Canute on a tanking share price?

Three weeks ago the share price of Manolete (MANO) slipped below 300p. Given that it was 515p when I published a major dossier on July 10 warning that the shares would more than halve, it was panic stations…

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290 days ago

Naughty Naughty David Lenigas – an undeclared COI as he ramps Wishbone

I think that I am still c£25,000 underwater on my Wishbone Gold (WSBN) shares so far be it from me to discourage shameless Aussie stock promoter Big Dave Lenigas from ramping the stock as shamelessly as possible. However…

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304 days ago

Time to order my father’s last book! Nobody's Kingdom, a history of Northern Albania

The first copy arrived in Shipston yesterday. There are currently only two copies in existence but in a few weeks there will be more. But my father, who is not well at all, did at least get to see the first copy of his last opus magnus: “Nobody’s Kingdom: A History of Northern Albania.”

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305 days ago

Xtract Resources – Calamity Bird does it again: another forward sold placing with spiv bucket shop Novum plus dirty dealings by ex Beaufort boss and there was just no need!

Having advised readers to bank big gains on Xtract Resources  (XTR), I waited the requisite period and then dumped my own shares, disgusted by the way that Chairman Colin “Calamity” Bird seemed determined to dilute his mug punters in a shameless and un-needed fashion. Today, vindication.

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307 days ago

[email protected] Capital: Insider dealing, aggressive accounting and a joke trading statement, what’s not to like?

On Friday we were told that [email protected] Capital (SYME) chairman Dominic White had dumped £1.5 million of shares with a spurious and plainly fictitious excuse. Today a risible trading statement and the shares are off again. Now are we really saying that the information announced today came as a shock to White? If this is not insider dealing then I am a banana!

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309 days ago

Letter to FCA: [email protected] Capital boss Dominic White is a bare faced liar engaging in what are "suspicious share trades"– suspend the shares now

It has been announced today that [email protected] Capital (SYME) chairman Dominic White has sold c£1.5 million worth of shares at 0.495p. His reason for doing so is a demonstrable lie and as such I have written to the FCA, as regulator of the Standard List, suggesting it suspends the shares to stop more boardroom dumping and charges White with market abuse.

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311 days ago

BREAKING: Shareholders call GM to oust Colin Bird from Tiger Royalties

Seven years ago shares in Tiger Royalties and Investments (TIR) traded at 2p. Today they are 0.25p offer. As at June 30 2012 net assets were £4.4 million. Eight years later net assets were £360,000 and last week the company announced another £500,000 raise at just 0.21p. Enough is enough say shareholders owning just under 6% of the company who are now calling a GM to oust boss Colin Bird. Bird has yet to fess up to this via RNS, having received the letter two days ago, but happily Winnileaks has seen the requisition letter and thus I publish it below.

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311 days ago

Verditek – now at the slow death or quick death point...

I am told that you can get borrow in Verditek (VDTK) and that the stock is now shortable. For the avoidance of doubt I am not short, I never am since it would allow folks who own shares in frauds, engage in frauds or promote or enable them to accuse me as having a vested interest and thus compromise my status as an investigative journalist. But if you are into shorting here’s why this company is now at the slow death or quick death point.

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314 days ago

The Italian Job [email protected] Capital: 8 billion euro funding by buying a bank: this is just plain fantasy

Boy how the Bulletin Board Morons were creaming themselves this morning on this news. Shares in the [email protected] Capital (SYME) scam surged to 0.75p although, as I write, they are back at 0.625p. They are still top of the leader board and 30% ahead on the day and this has happened on the basis of an announcement that is just shear fantasy.

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316 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explosive analysis of industrial scale fraud & deception at Verditek

I have already demonstrated HERE and HERE and HERE how AIM darling Verditek (VDTK) has deceived investors in peace time and also in wartime, i.e the run up to placing after placing after placing. Now I turn to events from August 2017 to October 2018 which did not start to come to light until June 2019 and show, with regard to the WES operation, industrial scale deception by the company, before and during a fund raise which also involved misleading investors. AIM Regulation needs to suspend these shares pending an independent investigation into every claim Verditek has ever made since the repeated nature of its deceptions is now just too great to ignore. 

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317 days ago

Iconic – so morons just how scammed by this blatant lying do you feel today?

Ouch! I do hope that the morons who have piled into worthless, cash guzzling, POS Iconic (ICON) in recent days had lubed up properly for this morning they were shafted completely. The shares have slumped by 47% to 0.01325p having also dumped yesterday. Now we know why and it is horrific.

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317 days ago

Shocker: [email protected] admits that bogus report its CEO was tweeting about was – as I revealed - fake news: #Zamboni4Prison

Last night I revealed how, despite being warned that an article with ludicrous price targets for [email protected] Capital (SYME) shares was fake, the CEO Allessandro Zamboni tweeted it out causing his cretinous followers to pledge to fill their boots today. Last night there was no sign of contrition but, I suspect, my communications with my good friends at the FCA rather focussed a few minds.  So this morning we have an RNS admission of fake news from the company. It is not good enough, Zamboni has committed market abuse and should be in jail and it shows his company is a scam.

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317 days ago

Petra Diamonds Dissembles as the countdown to doom continues, 13 days to go

Yesterday, Petra Diamonds (PDL) issued an RNS which sounded like good news: “Recovery of Five High Quality Blue Diamonds”. Feck FYB thought the morons and the shares jumped by 10%…but this was dissembling. For beneath the bullish headline was not such good news: 

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318 days ago

BREAKING: Letter to FCA: Shares in [email protected] Capital MUST now be suspended and CEO Zamboni fired

Trading in shares in [email protected] Capital  (SYME) cannot start tomorrow as the CEO Alessandro Zamboni has actively created a wholly false market by knowingly engaging in market abuse as I exposed earlier. I have written to the FCA asking for urgent action. The letter follows:

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318 days ago

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: [email protected] CEO Zamboni promotes fraudulent share pumping article – slam dunk market abuse

Well before 5PM today I had alerted [email protected] Capital (SYME) to a blatantly fraudulent press article pumping its shares with lies. The company’s PR man agreed it was a scam and said he had alerted the company. Yet within an hour the company’s CEO had sent out a tweet promoting the article to mug punters!. At every level this is market abuse and heads must roll

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318 days ago

Papillion, Mayflower, Goldplat, a witch from Equities First - this is truly insane!

On September 3, Papillion Holdings (PPHP), one of the (sub) Standard List dogs run by colourful value destroyers Charles Tatnall and James Longley, announced yet another RTO deal. Shares in the company, which is clearly insolvent, have been suspended for an eternity pending one RTO or another but will this move into gold mining go through? The whole thing is bonkers.

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319 days ago

SHOCKER: Manolete - a panicked trading statement reveals the unjustifiably aggressive nature of its accounts

I noted on Monday how shares in Manolete (MANO) were tanking. So what to do? Natch, issue a panicked trading statement at 4.25 PM on Tuesday to reverse the rot. An unscheduled trading statement in the face of a sliding share price is always a bit of a red flag. And this statement was a total horror in the way that it boasted of the settlement of a major claim. It only serves to show how utterly aggressively this company presents its accounts and thus why you’d be bonkers to own the shares.

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321 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is there something Manolete wants to tell us all?

It was on July 10 that we published an explosive dossier on Manolete (MANO ) warning that its shares would fall by 66%. It responded with a wankerish statement insulting ShareProphets and which was full of waffle. Its shares are tanking today and are now down 40%+ since our report. is there anything it wishes to say?  Elsewhere I look at Symphony Environmental (SYM) and Covid madness, at Brighton Pier (PIER) and the maths of the hospitality industry and finally take on Gary Newman on Red Rock Resources (RRR) suggesting he is blinded by #BellDerangementSyndrome and so cannot look at facts. What would Red Rock trade at if it had a different boss I wonder?

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321 days ago

Part of Special report: (One of) The three “cheapest” small cap shares to buy today

What follows is one third of a special report out on Friday on HotStockRockets. To catch the rest (i.e. the other two stocks) you need to sign up here. Before the weekend we published this. Tom Winnifrith writes: Okay, let me clarify. These are not necessarily the cheapest in terms of fundamentals vs price although they are cheap indeed. What I hope to show you are the three stocks which on a one month view have the greatest upside based on fundamentals and catalysts for a re-rate, not just hype from Bulletin Board morons.

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323 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 10: Almost 3 hours of Andrew Bell, Matt Earl of Boohoo infamy and myself on more red flags from the liars at Verditek

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new, I hope, weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with bear raider Matt Earl on the markets, the real economy and on 2 stocks where he is short (IQE & Boohoo) and one where he might be soon (Future PLC). we focus on Boohoo. There is also a detailed interview with Andrew Bell of Red Rock Resources (RRR). Its shares are 0.82p and what Bell says is ground breaking. I am on record as saying I shall eat my hat on video if the shares are not 1.26p before Christmas. I now reckon 1.65p is achievable and this is explained very clearly. Finally I return to the liars at Verditek (VDTK), why it is drowning in red flags and more. You can access the show HERE

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323 days ago

Hurricane Energy – surely the case against the whore blogger Malcolm Graham Wood is now beyond doubt?

Today’s latest disastrous news from Hurricane Energy (HUR) is covered by Gary Newman HERE. Gary and Peter Brailey, having been bulls in the distant past, have both been warning you for ages that this was a disaster waiting to happen. But as the shares have collapsed from 60p to just 3p over the past 15 months, one man has been steadfast in his support. Just as he was until the bitter end with the fraud Frontera (FRR), churning out comment after comment after comment suggesting quite explicitly that the shares were cheap. I refer, of course, to Fat Bastard, the whore blogger Malcolm Graham Wood.

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323 days ago

[email protected] Capital – forced trading statement of pure bullshit, bailout placing on way?

When I, again, exposed the con [email protected] Capital (SYME) the other day, its boss Alessandro Zamboni told one of his moronic shareholders that his lawyers had advised him not to sue me for libel as I was only seeking readers and, anyway, full year numbers would speak for themselves. But with the shares sliding and the company almost out of cash, today we have a trading statement which whiffs of panic and is pure bull. It also begs the question of insider dealing.

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325 days ago

[email protected] Capital – insiders dump shares and pretend it is a good thing! Shameless rogues

The company with no revenues, cash or serviced clients, an RTO prospectus which must rank as the most dishonest in history, which tells demonstrable lies, where the CEO dumped shares while pretending he was not, and where the sole London regulated advisor, its broker, has quit, has served up a statement of stonking disingenuity today. I refer, of course, to [email protected] Capital (SYME).

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330 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 9: Almost 3 hours of Lucian Miers, Myself on Dev Clever and Harry Adams of Kefi

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new, I hope, weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with bear raider Lucian Miers on the markets, the real economy, his longs and shorts and gold and with Harry Adams of Kefi (KEFI) ahead of the most exciting six weeks of his career. Listen carefully to what Harry says, having just bought more Kefi a couple of weeks ago I am delighted with certain matters he raises. Finally, I look at Dev Clever (DEV) and why it should face a full stewards!. You can access the show HERE

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331 days ago

[email protected] Capital – another spoof, an Epic spoof, shares steam ahead: fair value is 0p

The spoof continues.  Shares in [email protected] Capital (SYME) a company drowning in more red flags than one sees on a May Day parade in the land of the free, that is Russia comrades, now trade at 0.74p after today’s spoof release valuing this crock at £242 million. Now to explain why today’s news is a 100% spoof and the claims made by the company are pure fiction…

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333 days ago

Tom Winnifrith & Zak Mir cartoon - [email protected] Capital

The other day, the Sith Lord Zak Mir produced a slavish piece of PR puffery dressed up as journalism suggesting folks buy shares in [email protected] (SYME) at c0.7p – a £250 million valuation. It was vomit inducing and, even by the standards of my semi-literate and utterly innumerate friend, it was utterly moronic.

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337 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 8: Well over 2 hours of gold, me on corporate lying, Richard Poulden and Steve Moore

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new, I hope, weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with Richard Poulden on gold and where it goes next, on the US election but also on Wishbone Gold (WSBN) as it takes a new direction. As a long suffering shareholder, down £30,000, I have a few tough questions. Then I discuss what gold stocks I am buying before chatting to Steve Moore, a man with whom I have worked for all bar a few weeks of his working life. He is this year 38! Frightening. I started the show with a suggestion that we all look back to the 1970s. I end with a look at corporate lying and why it is on the rise and why no-one cares but that will change. Verditek (VDTK) is a case study here. You can access the show HERE

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338 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Am I a nicer and more sociable guy than Luke Johnson and has Boohoo boobed in Leicester

I start with a look at Boohoo (BOO) shares in which a falling on back of reports in a paper founded on profits from the slave trade that suppliers in Leicester are using slave labour. Then I ask if Luke Johnson or I am more sociable and what this means about folks stopping working from home. Then onto gold stocks in general, Hummingbird (HUM), Kefi (KEFI), Red Rock Resources (RRR) and Ariana (AAU). I look at Amigo (AMGO) , Attis Oil (AOGL) and finally why today’s shocking Versarien (VRS) expose really could indicate a major scandal. Footnote:

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338 days ago

David Scott calls the top on the 35 year bull market in bonds

One of the true highlights on the July online MineProphets shares conference was, in my view, my intervew with David Scott of Andrews Gwynne.  When we did that interview, David said he would let me know when you he went negative on bonds and called an end to the 35 year bull market. This is that call.

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339 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Nilesh Jagathia is not only a thief but a limpet too

My main podcast today was a history lesson for the loathsome BBC HERE. In terms of bearcast I am not so inpired today, I promise I shall be more on fire tomorrow but do comment on why Harry Adams of Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) is share dealing like a dervish. I also look at the rebel at Inspirit (INSP) and explain why I think he is doomed to fail and why anyone buying the shares needs their head examined.

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340 days ago

After its Wirecard triumph what does Ed Croft’s Stockopedia make of Mystery Company A?

Tipping as a major buy, shares in Wirecard, Europe’s largest fraud and a company every bear on the planet had called out as a fraud, 48 hours before the stock collapsed was perhaps not the greatest day for Ed Croft and Stockopedia. Even worse than the days when the system rated the Globo and Quindell frauds as massive buys. So maybe Stockopedia can redeem itself with a call on mystery Company A which has filed its accounts for calendar 2019.

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342 days ago

Photo Article: what to pour on my cornflakes as I consider the AIM demise of FastJet and its fascist bastard journalist smearing PRs at Citigate

Shares in FastJet (FJET) have today left the AIM casino so are now untradeable as well as, essentially worthless. Remaining investors face mega dilution or administration or most possibly both. Having warned folks extensively over the years about an operation first set up to smuggle tobacco and which just could not turn a legitimate cent I feel somewhat vindicated. But there is more… Citigate Dewe Rogerson and the half to £1 million of shareholders cash spunked on nothing!

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343 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Malcolm is wrong on shares and housing

I refer to Malcolm Stacey’s earlier piece and take him to task, although I discuss the regional housing shifts he mentions in a more charitable light. I look at the new IPSX Exchange and suggest it has a problem. Then I respond to PL’s charge that I support unethical capitalism involving screwing everyone to make maximum profits. I don’t think this and I don’t think it makes any sense but that does not mean that tree-hugging capitalism makes any sense either, except for Sandra Bates and other members of the 1%.

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344 days ago

Wishbone Gold – placing and news on further Australia exploration...BUY

I admit that this has been an awful share tip and can only apologise again. If it is any consolation my losses on this are in excess of £30,000. The only way to make some of the losses back is to average down and I suggest you do that if you can at up to 2.4p becuase with a following wind these shares could easily hit 4.25p.

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345 days ago

Kefi – the start of a transformational two months when shares could double: Stance & PT upgrade on news from Saudi

Loyal and very excited shareholder Tom Winnifrith writes: KEFI Gold and Copper (KEFI), you will note the name change, has announced the maiden Mineral Resource for the Hawiah copper project located in Saudi Arabia. This marks the start of two months which could and should be transformational for Kefi on two fronts and which will, we believe, have the potential to see the shares, now 2p offer, more than double…

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347 days ago

Wishbone Gold: Big Dave Lenigas now ramping, Go Dave Go!

This has been a dreadful tip from me and the only consolation that you may have if you followed my advice is that I have lost a vast amount on this one myself.Wishboe Gold (WSBN) shares are up by 75% today at 2.45p but I calculate that i still need a gain of c 900% to break even from here. The stock is ahead on news that the company is going to start exploring for gold in Australia and the, rather fruity RNS mentions some grades from chip samples at surface.

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347 days ago

Directa Plus is insanely overvalued but does that mean its shares will fall?

An early morning tweet comes to me from an investor in Directa Plus (DCTA) suggesting that, although the share is speculative it is “under the radar screens of AIM tipsters” and insanely cheap. At 83p the Italian-run company is valued at £51 million so I suspect it has already received a good bit more than zero coverage.

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347 days ago

Letter to FCA & AIM Regulation: Verditek just how many lies told?

Enough is enough. Two weeks ago, an article HERE forced Verditek (VDTK) to admit on August 12 2020 that the two big contract wins announced in 2019 had not gone through but it had raised money without telling investors of these massive setbacks. On Friday, I showed that it had actively misled investors ahead of placings in September 2019 and March 2020. Enough is enough. How many more lies have been told? I have written to the FCA & AIM Regulation asking for the shares to be suspended pending a full investigation into the company, its directors, and Nomad WH Ireland which, at best, has been asleep at the wheel.

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349 days ago

Has the gold bubble burst?

On 24th July I asked, in this column, if the gold market and shares in gold companies were a bubble? My conclusion was that although there were signs of froth there was no bubble yet.

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349 days ago

ANOTHER DEVASTATING WINNLEAKS EXPOSE: Verditek LIES to investors AGAIN in a 2nd placing - this time its Project Star

Earlier today, I published an email showing that Verditek (VDTK) had, via its brokers, lied to investors as it tried to raise money in a placing in February/March 2020. Okay, to lie to investors once is bad enough but what if it has lied before? Might that suggest that there may be more lies out there and that the shares should be suspended while the FCA and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation have a serious butchers? Well, as it happens, thanks to Winnileaks, I can now show below that Verditek also lied to investors as it raised money in late September 2019. Oops, two placings, two sets of lying… I sense a pattern here.

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352 days ago

Altyn – “production update 2Q 2020”, where now for the shares?

Gold miner in Kazakhstan Altyn (ALTN“is pleased to announce 2Q20 production update” and it emphasises “ore mining output up a significant 55% quarter-over-quarter with 143,400 tons of ore mined in 2Q20 (92,324 tons in 1Q20). The positive momentum in production growth is expected to be maintained over the coming quarters”. Why then have the shares responded little changed?…

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354 days ago

Letter to FCA: Zenith wholesale breach of disclosure rules and securities fraud

Zenith Energy (ZEN) is quoted on the Standard List, so the regulator in charge is the FCA. The FCA is also responsible for policing all cases of fraud among listed companies. So, after today’s shocking fess up as a result of my bombshell of last Thursday, I have dropped the chocolate teapots a note about events since June 4 demanding an urgent enquiry and the suspension of the shares.

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355 days ago

Richard Jennings of Align defends his bonkers valuation of BlueBird Merchant Ventures

I have shares in Bluebird (BMV) and think that at 4.25p they are cheap. They should, IMHO, be trading at 6p and might get into double figures if it can resolve issues with its Aussie, soon to be ex, partners in Korea. But a 34.79p target price, a 69p DCF valuation, is insane as I explained in detail in bearcast yesterday HERE. But that is the target price of Align Research, which owns almost 4% of the shares, and its boss Richard Jennings wants to defend that viewpoint and being a fair man I allow him to do so.

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355 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I will appear in court for PWC if asked to defend £63m joke Quindell claim

I start with a few notes on Covid hysteria, referring you to my earlier piece on perceived death rates HERE but also to research showing how pointless wearing face nappies is HERE. I look at R4E (R4E) and how Richard Jennings asks me to explain why Dr Green’s valuation of Bluebird Merchant (BMV) is a joke. I am a Good German and oblige. The shares, which I own, are – I believe – very cheap, but the analysis of Green is piss poor. Indeed it is so piss poor that the journalist-smearing old bastard should be fired at once. I look at Watchstone (WTG), Quindell as was, and its £63 million claim against PriceWaterhouseCoopers filed in the High Court today. I shall happily give evidence for PWC. I comment on Avacta (AVCT), Versarien (DOG), and Red Emperor (RMP).

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355 days ago

BONKERS: Why are Zenith Energy shares not suspended? Bombshell letter confirmed as genuine!

At no-one is watching O’Clock last night, it was announced that Allenby Capital had agreed to act as Financial Adviser and Corporate broker to disgraced Zenith Energy (ZEN). I have confirmed that at the time of agreeing to act, Allenby had not been made aware of the letter we published yesterday appearing to show that the company had lost its only asset on June 4 and not told anyone while it carried on raising money.

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355 days ago

BP – results and dividend cut… we’re not surprised the shares rise…

BP (BP.) has announced second quarter and half-year results including “underlying replacement cost loss for the quarter was $6.7 billion, compared with a profit of $2.8 billion for the same period a year earlier… A dividend of 5.25 cents per share was announced for the quarter, compared to 10.5 cents per share for the previous quarter” ($2.1 billion)… and the shares have responded higher to nearer 300p…

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358 days ago

EXPOSE: Another AIM scandal involving a Tory grandee, Verditek – why is this not slam dunk securities fraud?

Shares in Verditek (VDTK) have been pumped up to 18p, capitalising it at £52 million, on the back of supposed order wins. But this company is a serial liar in that regard, its finances are shot so why does anyone buy into the nonsense?

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360 days ago

Coronavirus spoof of the day? Versarien is on the bandwagon, what it doesn't say tells you all

To put this in context, even morally bankrupt Nomad SP Angel, the Nomad of choice for fraudsters, does not think this news is financially significant and so has forced ramping Neill Ricketts to alert his moronic investors via an RNS reach not an RNS.  Natch, folks who think it’s okay to murder journalists don’t care about facts so Versarien (VRS) shares are up 12% at 46p – an £8 million increase in market cap on news that even the Nomad thinks is financially irrelevant!

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360 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: masks in Manchester to a water deprived Kambos and the Greek Hovel

I will start writing up my Greek diary tomorrow when I feel a bit more rested after the travel. But in this podcast, I give you a taster of a few of my thoughts and of life here in Kambos where I shook a man’s hand for the first time in months yesterday. I also look at the latest Covid madness from bonkers Boris and at BP (BP.) and the question of its dividend. Of course it should be slashed and if it is, I’d expect the shares to bounce.

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360 days ago

SkinBiotherapeutics: more good news, increased targets upgrade of stance

On 26 May 2020, Steve and I tipped SkinBiotherapeutics (SBTX) at a 17.75p offer and at up to 20p with a target price of 30p. News last week suggests that, notwithstanding this company wasting a few grand a month employing the biggest knobhead in Christendom to do its PR, we were more than a tad conservative and the shares now trade at 22p-23.5p and are still dirt cheap.

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361 days ago

See you in Court Bitchez! My message to Warren Buffett (not!) and the boss of Fraud [email protected] Capital

Earlier, I flagged up howone twitter moron, AIM Investor, blamed me for losing so much money on shares in the fraud [email protected] Capital (SYME).  Oh dear, it seems as if he has reacted badly, changing his name to Warren Buffett and saying, as you can see below, he will pass my musings onto the boss of [email protected] for him to assess. Go on fellows, please try to use lawyers to threaten the Sheriff of AIM as it always ends so well for CEOs who go down that path. Sell y’all in Court bitchez! 

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361 days ago

AIM Investor - a twitter moron who blames me for him losing money for investing in a fraud: [email protected] Capital

Such are the stages of grief, those who have lost out seek folks to blame. [email protected] Capital came to the market via an RTO at 0.68p on March 23 2020. Its prospectus was, at best, grotesquely misleading and, in my view, fraudulent, mistating both assets and the trading posution. Today we have published yet more shocking revelations and shares in the, almost insolvent, company languish at sub 0.05p to sell. They are worth 0p. So who is to blame for the losses suffered by morons like @Aimfatgreek who takes to twitter? Er…. you will never guess. Or maybe you have seen this play out before.

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366 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Shareshow Number 7: Two and a half hours on gold as it hits record high, what to buy or should I play the "green revolution" instead?

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new, I hope, weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch some sparky interviews with Nigel Somerville on gold and where it goes next, on how to play the gold bull market, what stocks to buy and what non stocks to buy and how a gold bug positions the rest of his portfolio. Then Paul Atherley from a non gold miner, Pensana Rare Earths (PRE), a play on all this green shit everyone – bar me – seems to love. And I explain why I have bought Pensana shares even though I think man-made global warming is utter bunkum. Finally two stocks where the valuation is insane: Dev Clever (DEV) and Trainline (TRN). You can access the show HERE

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366 days ago

Miserly Investor with a genius trading strategy for these troubled times

All that guff you read in the deadwood press about reallocating assets for this new era is just worthless tosh. One investor from the world of twitter explains his“genius” trading strategy – one which is almost identical to mine, except that I have also bought more, largely gold, shares from cash.  Prepare for enlightenment:

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366 days ago

Tom Winnfrith Bearcast: can anyone translate Clem's Online Blockchain for me?

I have recorded a long Coronavirus podcast on my own website HERE. On today’s podcast on shares, I look at Versarien (VRS), [email protected] Capital (SYME), Online Blockchain (OBC) and Sound Energy (SOU) and the sordid world of the whore blogger Malcolm Graham Wood.

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367 days ago

Novacyt – the desperate share-ramping continues: Reminder that October 17th is Noses in Trough day

On my first weekly video show, I spelled out to you all why bosses at Novacyt (NCYT) will do absolutely everything they can to ramp the shares ahead of October 17. Every extra  penny on the share price on that day is worth more than ten thousand pounds to the CEO alone. In that vein, we have more ramptastic “news” today. But perhaps you are excited about a “second wave” of Covid deaths in Spain.

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367 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: bloody hell even my Red Rock Resources shares are going up on gold's record breaking day

I wonder how Nigel Somerville is celebrating. I wonder how long the gold rally will continue and discuss why Red Rock Resources (RRR) could utterly roof it if it can IPO its Oz gold arm in time. I just need another 25% and I am back at break-even. On an Andrew Bell stock, how many folks can say that? Only kidding Andrew – maybe we are in the right place at the right time? In the podcast, I also look at EasyJet (EZJ), Intercontinental Airlines (IAG) and how the woes of vodka fiend Olaf may be a sign of worse to come for all. I cover [email protected] Capital (SYME) and look at results and the rum ‘n’ coke valuation of Dev Clever (DEV).

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375 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A challenge to David Lenigas

I have more on last night’s breaking news HERE on Lenigas PLC and offer a challenge to Dave Lenigas. Is he man or mouse? Or just a chicken? C’mon Dave what have you to fear? Then I look at Eve Sleep (EVE) and wider issues on the stated cash position of PLCs, then at 2 gold miners both of whose shares are up today. One, Altus Strategies (ALS) still looks cheap, the other, Cobra (COBR), sends off the wrong signal with today’s news which I view as a spoof.

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375 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Synairgen - a message for Peter "ramper" Brailey and other Bulletin Board Morons

Peter Brailey thinks he will be selling his last Synairgen (SNG) shares at £10 based on its “cure” for Covid 19. Peter admits he has no specialist knowledge. It shows. He is thinking like a Bulletin Board Moron. I was paid to write on this sector for five years so know a bit and explain why he is not thinking straight.

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377 days ago

Manolete: attempted PR hit job on ShareProphets as company issues woeful attempted rebuttal of our dossier

Last week I published a detailed dossier on Manolete (MANO) explaining why the shares, then 515p, were worth 80p. Today the company has published an attempted rebuttal which starts with upper class twit PR scumbags Instinctif trying to smear ShareProphets. The shares are off another 15p at 395p.  The PR men may find smearing journalists almost as entertaining as mutual masturbation behind the bike sheds at Eton, but the markets are not convinced. I shall deal witrh that smear in bearcast later. First why the rebutall is so weak.

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379 days ago

EXPLOSIVE: Near insolvent: [email protected] Capital lies to investors or hires a liar

Okay, this is not a £226 million investor mislead. But as near insolvent [email protected] (SYME) tries to ramp its shares ahead of some sort of financial bailout I can state categorically that someone is telling a 100% slam dunk outright lie.

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380 days ago

Novacyt talking bullshit again

Remember from episode 1, this is all about ramping the shares ahead of October 17. The higher the share price then the greater the size of the multi-million quid bonus pool for Novacyt (NCYT) bosses notably CEO Graham Mullis. Oink Oink. Ching. Ching.

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380 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Like Sir Arthur Cochrane I'm trapped by the past so can't buy more gold shares though I am sure I should

I discuss why, like my great grandfather, I’m paralysed by an historic event. This means I am not buying more gold shares although I know I should. Right now c20% of my portfolio is gold exposed and I go through some of the stocks I own and explain why I think gold and gold stocks will surge. I know I should buy more but can’t bring myself to do so. Today i shall be recording another 9 videos for MineProphets. Make sure you book your ticket for next Saturday HERE

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380 days ago

Anglo Asian Mining – a Golden buy

But didn’t we bank gains on Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) just over a year ago at 96p… and the shares are now at 140p to buy? Yes, but the environment has, more than,  slightly changed since then!…

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380 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Shareshow No 6: 2 hours 17 mins of Richard Poulden on the collapse of the west and of empires, Kerim Sener of Ariana and me on [email protected] capital and 6 more shorts

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new, I hope, weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch some sparky interviews with Richard Poulden on the collapse of empires but also of the West at every level.  Also covered is the death of oil and how we should save our finances against such a backdrop and with Kerim Sener of Ariana (AAU). I also explain why [email protected] Capital (SYME) is a crooked zero and I review the six short ideas from the previous five shows, one of which is already a zero. 


You can access the show HERE

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380 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: So who was bonkers enough to buy those 37 million Boohoo shares?

A busy morning recording MineProphets videos with Chris Bailey, remember to book your ticket for next Saturday HERE. In today’s bearcast I discuss Boohoo (BOO) and Carnival (CCL).

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383 days ago

Eurasia Mining shares unsuspended & soar: pro tem ouzo for the morons, bears burned

Eurasia Mining (EUA) shares were suspended months ago because it was unable to clarify speculation that Chinese Bank CITIC was engaged to try to sell its assets, something it first suggested was happening about nine months ago. Today it clarified, the shares were unsuspended and have rocketed. Its ouzo time for the Bulletin Board morons today but for how long?

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383 days ago

Boohoo blathers Bullshit

On Monday Boohoo (BOO) responded to weekend press reports that suppliers in Leicester were paying as little as £3 an hour to staff forced to work even if they had Covid and generally treated like shit with a denial. That did not wash and the shares tumbled. And so today, as I urged it to do at the weekend, it has announced an independent enquiry but I am afraid the statement is nonsensical bullshit and the shares continue to slide.

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387 days ago

Chariot Oil & Gas - a couple more emails from (rightly) disgusted shareholder Mo Majid

Earlier today I flagged up an email t0o the great and the good from disgusted Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR) shareholder Mo Majid which raises major questions. Now, thanks to Winnileaks I publish two of the 17 emails sent by Mo to the company and its evil PR spinners Celicourt wheich went unanswered. they raise grave questions about Chariot and also about its use of Fat Bastard, the whore blogger, Malcolm Graham Wood to ramp the shares. Enjoy. 



From: Mohammad Majid
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387 days ago

BP – agreement to sell petrochemicals business, still a long-term income buy?

Shares in BP (BP.) closed the prior week heading down towards 300p but are currently back above 310p, particularly following an “agrees to sell petrochemicals business to INEOS announcement…

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387 days ago

Chariot Oil & Gas - a disgusted shareholder writes

The following letter has just been sent to the great and the good of the political and media classes and the creme de la creme of the AIM World. Natch I did not get a copy but it arrives via Winnileaks and appears a damning indictment of Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR) and certainly would not tempt me to buy the shares at 1.96p. Enjoy…

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394 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Shareshow No 5: Well over 2 hours of Gary Newman on mining stocks, Harry Adams of Kefi and myself on why Cineworld has to be a stonking short

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new, I hope, weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch some sparky interviews with Richard Poulden on the collapse of empires but also of the West at every level.  Also covered is the death of oil and how we should save our finances against such a backdrop and with Kerim Sener of Ariana (AAU). I also explain why [email protected] Capital (SYME) is a crooked zero and I review the six short ideas from the previous five shows, one of which is already a zero. 


You can access the show HERE

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394 days ago

St James House – Sell while you can

 Two days ago St James House (SJH) published a trading and finance update and the shares rocketed up 350% to a mid-price of 67.5 pence per share. They have since slumped back to 35p, but that is still 35p too high.

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394 days ago

Why is Eurasia still suspended: letter to morally bankrupt Nomad SP Angel & the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation

The continuing suspension of Eurasia Mining (EUA) makes no sense at all, at least not without another statement from the company on why it is still suspended. What is happening now is in clear breach of AIM rules. Thus an upstanding and concerned citizen who is, I believe, short of the shares though that is irrelevant has written to morally bankrupt Nomad SP Angel and the Oxymorons at AIM regulation, demanding that rules be adhered to. The letter is below:

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396 days ago

Crony capitalism in action: Pity the poor British taxpayer bailing out Versarien as Chinese walk

It was in April last year that oily Neill Ricketts first announced that Chinese Investors were going to buy new shares giving them 15% of Versarien (VRS). The shares roofed it and he dumped vast amounts at 137p – today the shares are 42p. First it was BIGT, the CIGIU and finally YG, a newly established Hong Kong entity set up to source funds working with those other companies that had no websites or offices or phone numbers. Quelle surprise! Guess what?

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399 days ago

Concepta - a questioning shareholder questions

I am told great things will happen at Concepta (CPT) soon. But I have been told that by previous managers and they never did. So I hold on to my shares. But I have niggling concerns as does a fellow long suffering shareholder Tony Prynne who has penned the note below flagging up matters the company should address. Tony writes:

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400 days ago

Massive new bear dossier on AIM "darling" Elecosoft

A new research house specialising in AIM stocks launches today with a damning 100+ page report on Elecosoft (ELCO), a darling of the Casino. Shares in this company are rated highly by Stockopedia (always a red flag), and are being pushed aggressively to retail investors via outfits such as Vox. But the report from Ciphersense Research is damning. Related party deals, uber aggressive accounting, shocking corporate gvernance, executive greed, a rotating door of FDs, pointless acquisitions, failure to file subsidiary accounts. All is exposed.

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403 days ago

The Intu parrot must be a late parrot, it will be bereft of life, it will be an ex parrot – when will investors realise this?

Another day and another RNS from Intu (INTU) and yet again the shares move little although the release makes it abundantly clear that investors are going to lose everything. Just how many warnings do you need. And if I was a shareholder or a creditor one thing that would utterly infuriate me is that….

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406 days ago

Berkeley Energia – states “not aware” of why better recent share price… then provides some reasons!...

Shares in this company have more than trebled since we last advised folks to by. The more proactive Australia Securities Exchange made a “price and volume query” after recent increased volumes and share price in Berkeley Energia (BKY) – and the company has now produced its response…

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408 days ago

Tomco Bailout Rescue Placing Pulled but shares soar – call the cops, call the FCA I smell white collar crime

Following the shocking revelation that Tomco (TOM) had lied to investors it has pulled the £1.5 million placing at 0.4p announced on Wednesday leaving it running on fumes. In fact, I’ll wager you a line or two of finest Colombian marching powder, direct from the City’s grubbiest dealing floors, that it is technically insolvent. Yet its shares, returning from suspension, have rocketed ahead to 0.775p, a gain of c75%. The FCA should be hot footing it to the offices of broker Turner Pope without delay. I smell crime.

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408 days ago

Novacyt – new Coronabollocks news, this is all about executive greed and share ramping now

As I explained in some detail in my first new video show three weeks ago, Novacyt (NCYT) senior managers, notably CEO Graham Mullis, are massively incentivised to ramp the shares as hard as they can up to October 17. If they achieve peak ramp they will clean out the company’s cash reserves, leaving the PLC gasping for breath as they shout “Ching! Ching! And buy top of the range Porsches.” The full scheme is explained HERE

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409 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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410 days ago

We know Sound Energy is worthless, but how soon will it go bust?

Pity those who bought shares in Sound Energy (SOU) at well over 80p at peak ramp. Luckily for him, the chief ramper James “Dracula” Parsons sold most of his stock while urging others to buy, as the shares now trade at just 1.11p to sell, valuing this company at £12.5 million, which is far too high. By about £12.5 million in fact.

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411 days ago

Two UK shares which cannot defy gravity forever...

We live in mad times. In the wider world I see that cartoon Police Dog Chase, from Paw Patrol, is about to go the way of Thomas Guy and Gladstone and become a non-person. On the stockmarket we see shares in companies that had said they are in a real mess, entering Chapter 11 in the USA, or talking to an administrator in the UK, roof it. This is all sheer madness and cannot last. I offer you two UK examples…

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416 days ago

Altyn – updates on production & financing progress, up 60% in a month but still a buy?

Previously updating on Kazakhstan-focused gold company Altyn (ALTN) last month with the shares rising above 1p, we noted emphasises “significant production increase”, still a buy. Now from the company a Production and financing update – and the shares currently up to 1.60p on the back of it…

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418 days ago

Avacta flogs a dead Covid horse to no avail

When you have just raised £48 million of dumb money you cannot turn around a week later and scream SUCKERS! No. You have to pretend that the reason your shares raced away and that the fools piled in greedily is still valid. But it is not, and at some stage, Avacta (AVCT) will have to admit as much.

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418 days ago

Lyin' James Draper puts up not a cent as Bidstack raises bailout cash at just 4p

Having flogged £300,000 of shares at 20p last October 9 while sitting on a lack of sales and profits warning) Lyin’ James Draper, the CEO of Bidstack (BIDS) put not a cent into today’s £5.7 million bailout at just 4p. That tells you everything. Perhaps he is saving his cash for the next bailout due around Christmas?

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418 days ago

Intu: Letter to FCA, share price wrong please protect mug punters

A concerned investor, keen to protect retail mug punters from themselves has today written to those sharp as nails guys round at the FCA on the matter of Intu (INTU) urging it to act to stop a false market in the shares. A copy of that letter has found its way to Winnileaks and I reproduce it below.

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419 days ago

UK Oil & Gas refocusses on its core business of issuing more shares

After a brief period of allowing folks to pretend that its main business was in fighting Covid and saving the NHS by producing oil that nobody wants, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has got back to what has always been its core business, that is to say issuing yet more shares. After raising £4. 2million at just 0.2p today there are now a stonking 10.84 billion worthless pieces of confetti in issue.

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419 days ago

Is Malcolm Stacey Edith Piaf? Avacta £45m fund raise at 120p, including Primary Bid

A week ago, Malcolm Stacey could have sold his shares in Avacta (AVCT) at more than 200p each. In fact I think the old trading genius might just have done that. Then the company started “sounding out” investors about a fund raise and, not that anyone in London ever breaks insider dealing laws so this is a total coincidence, the shares started tumbling fast. As I write they are off by 5p at 132-5p as it has announced am up to £45 million fund raise at 120p. I don’t blame it.

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419 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the hard data which shows why Novacyt, Avacta, etc shares must collapse

Today’s training walk is with my daughter and is almost 12 miles. In burning heat and with my MAGA cap on which us luck. Please donate to Woodlarks here. In today’s show I warn you that you MUST sell all the corona testing plays NOW. Then I look at Intu (INTU) – a great selling opportunity – and then at one of my worst share tips & investments for which I apologise to all, Wishbone Gold (WSBN).

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419 days ago

The SP Angel Skinbiotherapeutics scandal – it gets far worse for the disgraced broker

Yesterday I explained how Optibiotix (OPTI) has sold 4.5 million shares in Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX)  on Friday, a trade yet to be announced but where the buyer is clearly already selling. But this scandal is, I believe far, far bigger and should be enough to see SP Angel cold shouldered by the AIM Community.

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419 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Shareshow No 2: Well over 2 hours of Matt Earl, Aidan Bishop and why Purplebricks is a zero

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new, I hope, weekly show. This costs 99p per episode to access and you can either listen or watch very sparky interviews with bear raider Matt Earl with Boohoo (BOO) centre stage, Aidan Bishop of Big Dish (DISH) and Bluebird Merchant (BMV) and myself explaining why Purplebricks (PURP) is a zero. You can access the show HERE

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419 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: In defence of Boohoo's management

In today’s podcast I tempt fate – as I am about to record a video with Matt Earl – in defending Boohoo’s (BOO) boss. I discuss the shares vs cash debate, Rolls Royce (RR.), sharp share price moves, ref Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and what the real unemployment number will be as furloughing is wound down. And now for a long training walk for the Woodlarks walk in 2 weeks time. We are now at 36% of target: please donate today HERE

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419 days ago

OptiBiotix – shares down on historic numbers but look at the trading trajectory now...

Currently compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes developer, OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced results for the 13 months to 31st December 2019 (having moved its year-end from November), emphasising it “has met a significant number of important objectives that continue to build value for shareholders”. The shares have currently responded a bit lower to 62p, but the numbers are historic and look at the trading trajectory now…

 
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419 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: let's hear it for a despised & reviled minority who are the true Coronavirus heroes

I refer, of course, to smokers. Before Malcolm gets on his high horse, hear me out. What I say is logical if a bit crazy. In that vein I also discuss the mad idea of buying the ten worst stocks on AIM and ask for your nominations. I start with Catenae Innovation (CTEA), Tern (TERN), Clear Leisure (CLP) and Attis Oil & Gas (AOGL). I also discuss the crazy idea of buying FinnCap (FCAP) shares. I look at the Powerhouse Energy (PHE) ramp and at the curious case of Anexo (ANX) placing today as directors dump shares. The Woodlarks walk appeal is now at 34% please, as I start another training walk this afternoon, donate HERE.

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419 days ago

Attis Oil & Gas – another Peterhouse dilute and ramp underway

Attis Oil & Gas (AOGL) formerly Mayan Energy and Northcote Energy has long been a stain on the underbelly of the AIM casino. Today it enters a new chapter of infamy and once again the architect is broker Peterhouse Corporate Finance. Before today there were 3.9 billion shares in issue. Now, following a debt for equity swap and a placing at just 0.0115p, there are 14.7 billion and Peterhouse has been given enough warrants to take the fully diluted total to 15 billion.

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430 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Shareshow No 1: almost 3 hours of Lucian Miers, Colin Bird and a devestating expose of Novacyt

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new, I hope, weekly show. This costs 99p per episode to access and you can either listen or watch very sparky interviews with bear raiders Lucian Miers and Colin Bird of Jubilee Metals (JLP), Xtract Resources (XTR) and Galileo Resources (GLR) as well as a devestating new expose of Novacyt (NCYT) explaining why its shares will collapse by 90% and why its CEO’s interests are directly opposed to that of shareholders.  You can access the show HERE

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430 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I have sold all my Open Orphan shares now and explain why

First of all i hope you listen to the first of my now weekly long premium video podcasts which went out late last night HERE. It was a lot of work recording as I explain in this bearcast. It also gives background on my thinking on Covid-19 and that brings me to Novacyt (NCYT) which has company specific issues which will blow it up as I explain in yesterday’s show and Open Orphan (ORPH) which is very well run and a great company but where I have sold my last shares. I explain why. I also look at Asiamet (ARS), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), 4D Pharma (DDDD) and Big Dish (DISH). Finally if you have yet to donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks , the great day looms and we are now at 31% so please donate HERE 

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430 days ago

Novacyt shareholder commits market abuse impersonating Tom Winnifrith to keep the ramp going

In yesterday’s new video show I explained why Novacyt (NCYT) shares were 90% overvalued and presented damning new evidence of the management ramp. Yet immediately a raft of twitter fools – who clearly do not listen to what I have repeatedly said about this stock  – accused me of a volte face? And one particularly deranged individual showed “evidence” of me ramping the stock on May 18. Hang on Henry! This is market abuse. It’s personation. It’s fraud.

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434 days ago

Eurasia - will it be booted off AIM on Friday and is it worthless anyway

If morally bankrupt Nomad of choice for fraudsters SP Angel has not agreed to act foir it by Friday, Euasia Minining (EUA), whose last Nomad quit in disgust at Eurasia’s antics, will see its shares slung off the AIM casino. I wonder if even SP Angel might find acting for this company, valued at suspension at a ludicrous £200 million, a step too far.

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435 days ago

Imperial Brands – cuts dividend… but as we expected and still an Income buy

We recommended shares in tobacco and ‘next generation’ products smoking company Imperial Brands (IMB) amidst the market instability in early April – noting trading performance resilience although we regarded a dividend cut as almost inevitable. The company has now announced results for its half-year ended 31st March 2020 – and there’s subsequently been a new addition to the shareholder list

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436 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chris is right about Whitbread as we hit 24% of Woodlarks target

Over the weekend I hope to bring you photos of a semi complete strawberry patch here at the Welsh Hovel and also of my first long training walk for Woodlarks. I donated £1000 yesterday and young Steve Moore also made a generous gift so we are now at 24% of the £48,000 we need to ensure Woodlarks survives. Please donate HERE. In the podcast I look at Whitbread (WTB), Catenae (CTEA) and at where we are in the gold shares buying cycle, referring to three I own and am very excited: Bluebird Merchant (BMV), Kefi (KEFI ) – no sniggering at the back please – and Xtract (XTR). Again no sniggering.

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437 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: This is a crazy world

I discuss rocketing unemployment – and we ain’t seen nothing yet, shares making higher ground and folks paying to lend money to the Government. It is all insane yet, on balance, I remain a bull of shares. Then I look at how nothing has changed with regard to executive greed citing three examples I have covered elsewhere today. There is a fourth which makes what I outline today seem like a nothing issue. It is linked to shameless stock promotion and I will expose it all at the weekend in a new premium, i.e. we charge 99p, podcast to replace Shareprophets Radio. Media models based on advertising and sponsorship are, in my view, dead. I think 99p for a 2 hour video & audiocast is a fair price but what do I know? Finally, we are now at 20% of our target at Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. Help us get to 23% by tomorrow, please donate HERE

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438 days ago

Galileo Resources shares have more than doubled since we tipped them on May 1. But should still almost double again and soon

This is not a buy tip. We tipped this stock to our readers at a 0.38p offer on May 1. The shares now trade at 0.87p bid. Not bad eh? We explicitly are not advising you to buy now but to those who were wise enough to follow our original tip we say HANG ON as we see the shares hitting 1.6p to sell within months. To explain why here is our original tip from HotStockRockets where we will serve up another hot share tip this Friday coming.

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438 days ago

OptiBiotix – sales trajectory sparks shares, but still an even stronger buy...

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has updated including noting first quarter of 2020 sales of £407,844 – and the shares have responded 11% higher to above 60p. Capitalising the company at around £53 million, why you may ask? Well, look at the company’s trajectory…

 
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438 days ago

PrimaryBid hits the big time: offer today from FTSE 100 member Compass Group

At the recent ShareProphets Shares Conference, PrimaryBid CEO Anand Sambasivan emphasised its expanding reach – this is shown today by a fundraising from FTSE 100 catering and other support services group Compass (CPG) including a Retail Offer via PrimaryBid.com Thus Anand’s company is now officially in the big league and if you have not registered for free you should do so at once HERE

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439 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Maybe this time the odious bullshitter O'Leary is right

In today’s podcast I look at the pronouncements from the odious leprechaun at Ryanair (RYA), Michael O’Leary. He may be right in what he says but that is no reason to buy airline shares. Then I cover Corero (CNS), Open Orphan (ORPH), where I am both vindicated after Friday’s letter to AIM Regulation and also a seller of more shares today, Novacyt (NCYT), Collagen (COS), Falanx (FLX), and Bidstack (BIDS). Thanks to those who have donated to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks but most of you have not yet! Please do spare a few bob as the campsite needs our help urgently if it is to make it to 2021. Donate HERE

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439 days ago

Catenae – another day and another serving of Covid spoof as a new wave of shares get ready to be dumped

On 20th May (Wednesday this week) 32 million Catenae (CTEA)shares issued at 1p will be admitted to AIM. Given that this company is almost certainly technically insolvent and is burning cash and that the shares trade at 2p+ what do you expect the spivs who backed the last placing to do? Exactly. And when they have finished dumping those pieces of confetti there are 16 million warrants with a 1.25p strike to consider…

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439 days ago

Three more shares bought for my pension, two from the show

I have revealed previously the three stocks I added to my pension portfolio on the back of presentations given at the ShareProphets shares show nine days ago. Now I add three more.

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442 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation: The Time to suspend Bidstack shares is NOW pending clarification

Despite incteasingly desperate attempts to ramp its share price, AIM dog Bidstack (BIDS)  sees its stock marooned at 6p. Interestingly, the spread is wide enough to drive a bus through, indicating market makers are aware that either one last ramp but also that a deeply discounted bailout placing may be imminent. But the bare fact is that the company cannot both meet May payroll and satisfy short term liabilities. As such, its shares should surely be suspended pending clarification of its financial position. I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation today making this request.


Suspension of trading in shares in Bidstack PLC


To AIM Regulation
cc hapless Nomad Mark Brady at Spark

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445 days ago

Carson Block of Muddy Waters launches shocking new attack & dossier on Burford

At the ShareProphers shares show this weekend carson was a star happily explaining why Burford (BUR) could be a zero. If you have not watched the great man in flying form do so here. at the same event Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer, also weighed in. Now Carson has savaged Burford in a new dossier which I publish in full below. Explicity he accuses the company of misleading investors, noting:

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445 days ago

Two more stocks from the Shareprophets Shares Show bought for my pension this morning

At the weekend in my main stage rogues presentation at the investor show I revealed which stock now accounted for c8% of my pension following a trade last week. This morning it accounts for a bit more for obvious reasons! I thought about it on Sunday and I have bought shares in two more companies at the show, in both cases they are c4.5% of the fund.  One will shock you the other may not.

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445 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast:this banking crisis looming will be secondary

If you missed it yesterday all the videos from the Shareprophets shares conference are now up for review and will stay there until Christmas. The content really is amazing and you can still get a ticket HERE Then, prompted by Gary Newman boasting about how he is the new Jamie Oliver, I discuss whether consumer behaviour really will change for good. Finally I look at secondary banks, bent journalism, Metro Bank (MTRO) and bid speculation.

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445 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: should I rename it bullcast?

I thank you fior kind comments abiout today’s show and apologise for any IT glitches. the content will remain up until Christmas so is ideal viewing for lockdown and so you can still buy a ticket HERE. I reflect on my changing thoughts on shares after chatting to all those preseting both as an asset class and from a bottom up perspective but explain why it is not completely game over for we bears.

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445 days ago

Schedule for ShareProphets Shares Show TODAY published - it is totally amazing!

The great show is almost upon us. You can still book tickets HERE and we will be upo all night processing. If you have booked but not received a ticket pester Darren on [email protected] . The videos interviews of 30 CEOs with me, six share tips from each of our writers and two dozen book reviews are up all day. But on the main stages and in the experts room speakers come on one by one so to plan your day, here is the quite amazing schedule. You really want to book a seat if you have not already. Remember all content will be up until Christmas but the chat rooms to engage with speakers are up just for the show itself. so BOOK HERE

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445 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm's BT woes & peak Corona madness at Filta

I start with the ShareProphets shares Conference on Saturday. Darren should have sent the tickets last night. He will send today so need to email me. I have just recorded Vin Murria’s main stage show and really you must not miss the Queen of Tech. Get your ticket HERE. On today’s podcast I look at BT (BT.A), Filta (FLTA), Uru Metals (URU) and the madness at Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG).

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445 days ago

Tern Plc – at least 50% overvalued even if you believe its stated NAV ( which I don’t)

Nigel Somervile HERE and myself HERE both took apart yesterday’s ludicrous and dismal results announcement from AIM dog Tern (TERN).  Neither of us believe its NAV is real but even if you are credulous enough to swallow that canard the shares should surely be 50% lower. Here’s why.

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450 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: What I think Warren Buffett really said and meant this weekend

I start with the 2 big takeaways I have had so far from recording videos for the Shareprophets Shares show on Saturday 9th May. Modestly I tell you that the content is brilliant so book your ticket now HERE. Then I look at the weekend pronouncements of Warren Buffett and say what I think he really means.

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455 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Today I laugh with, not at, Zak Mir

I start with a few reflections on recordings I am doing and how lucky I am. there have been a lot of laughs so far today and to his credit the Sith Lord Zak Mir is quite funny. Anyhow, this is all for the Shareprophets Shares Conference where the 70 hours of video content really is, and I say so myself, of a very high quality. If you like bearcast, You really will enjoy what I am producing so book your tickets now HERE. In today’s podcast I discuss the latest misguided thoughts of the one global star of the investment world not speaking next Saturday, I refer, of course, to Roger Lawson of ShareSoc, on regulation in the wake of the latest NMC (NMC) news. I then look ata clear failing where the FCA needs to act fast, Akazoo and the role of Tosca Fund. I am on the warpath.

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455 days ago

Ouzo for Gabriel Grego & Tom Winnifrith as Akazoo (InternetQ as was) admits its a fraud - Martin Hughes at Tosca, I'm coming for you!

Back in 2015 I demonstrated, without any doubt, that AIM listed InternetQ (INTQ) was a fraud. I doorstepped it in Athens. I crawled all over its bigus websites in Greece.  The Greek management and fund manager Martin Hughes of Tosca – a shareholder PA as well as via his fund – responded by taking it private. They then rebranded it as Akazoo and listed it on Nasdaq, Earlier this week Gabriel Grego again exposed it as a fraud. On Friday, the shares were suspended, the CEO fired and investors warned that ALL historic financials may be fiction. The SEC filing below is damning.

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455 days ago

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition 29 with Tom Winnifrith - my Bidstack smearer will be getting letters regarding a legal claim for damages from 8 Parties

I have no guests in this week’s show which is sponsored by Open Orphan PLC (ORPH) where things look increasinly promising. Check out its new corporate presentation HERE. I start with events at Bidstack (BIDS) detailed in free to read articles HERE and HERE where one gender fluid shareholder will, I can reveal in this podcast, shortly be served by eight parties he defamed. That is 8 seperate libel cases he must fight. It should be ruinous. But why is Bidstack lying? I discuss. Then it is onto why shares in general are racing higher. Is that justified? I discuss the forthcoming Shareprophets Shares show on May 9 with its quite amazing speaker line-up. Book your ticket for 70 hours of amazing video content for just £9.99 HERE.  Then I look at why Versarien (VRS) also tried to bamboozle investors over the nature of its dealings with Rolls Royce (RR). If you like this podcast and can’t wait seven days for more of the same and are tired of being a cheapskate you should listen to my Bearcast and enjoy our cracking writen exposes and analysis every day HERE.

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455 days ago

This Really is Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: St James House surely the fat lady is gargling now?

This is my day of peak recordings – 7 hours of interviews and bearcast underway. I kid you not. apart from bearcast it is all great material for the Shareprophets shares show on May 9. I have just done the Jim Mellon recording which should knock your socks off. Poor man, he is trapped in lockdown in the Isle of Man but seems to be bearing up well. Anyhow, buy your ticket HERE. In this podcast I look at Eurasia Mining (EUA), Scancell (SCLP), 13 Energy (I3E), Arden Partners (ARDN), Petra Diamonds (PDL) and Intu (INTU).

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455 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Don't laugh, there is good news about Big Sofa

I am absolutely exhausted. Recording videos is pretty draining. You have to remember not to pick your nose and to be alert at all times and right now I am recording four or five a day plus bearcast. That is all for the ShareProphets Shares Conference where, I promise, you will be dazzled by the content so BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW HERE!!! In today’s podcast I discuss Big Sofa (BST), Shell (RDSB), ValiRx (VAL), Catenae (CTEA) and James “Dracula” Parsons, Cheryl Cole and Ascent Resources (AST). Suffice to say only one of that trio excites me in any way. 

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455 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insanity, insanity, insanity but there is no arguing with the express train

Today’s recordings for the ShareProphets shares show included Gabriel Grego and Luvian Miers – almost three hours between them. In all I sense there may well be more than 70 hours of content on May 9 which will include some amazing stuff. So book your ticket now  HERE.. Elsewhere the world has gone mad but it is pointless pointing that out. I discuss Catennae (CTEA), Novacyt (NCYT) and Carnival (CCL).

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459 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - as I prepare a major presentation and celebrate the latest Bidstack triumph I ask what is a fraud?

I am doing a number of presentations at the Shareprophets Shares show but a major one will be on what makes a fraud. I will draw on a number of companies, some now in tita up alley others like Bidstack (BIDS) still listed. It will be a stonker and yet another reason to book your ticket now for the ShareProphets shares show on May 9 HERE. In today’s podcast I consider the Motley Crew that is Watchstone (WTG) – Quindell as was – Bidstack (BIDS), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Sacvncell (SCLP) and IQE (IQE)

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459 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: TrakM8's numbers are so unclear they really could turn a man to drink

I start with my excitement about the video I have just recorded with Carson Block of Muddy Waters for the Shareprophets shares show. Lawyers alert!. It was brilliant stuff. I end by saying I recorded a PLC video for the show earlier.  I am incredibly tempted to buy the shares heavily. Anyhow both videos and 70 others will go live on May 9 so book your ticket HERE. In today’s podcast I look at Novacyt (NCYT), Avacta (AVCT) fake news in the Mail on Sunday, Urban Exposure (UEX) and in very real detail that old Thirsty Paul Scott fave TrakM8 (TRAK) where today’s numbers ring massive alarm bells.

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462 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The prick that will burst the Novacyt, Avacta and other Covid test bubbles has arrived - timber!

I start with the defamatory and anti semitic blog attack on me from Bidstack (BIDS) owning loon which I rebutted yesterday HERE. I have now identified the author who is not as “she” claims a female investigative journalist but is a male Bulletin Board Moron. I shall expose his identity and also his close social media links to Bidstack boss Lyin James Draper, which “she” has been trying to hide this weekend, later. When, I wonder did “she” last swap ideas with Lyin’ James? Then I look at the prick which will burst the Coronavirus testing bubble on AIM. If you own shares in Novacyt (NCYT), Avacta (AVCT) or any of the other Covid test plays watch out! Finally, I am in despair at smug Sam Smith of FinnCrap (FCAP), La Horlick and various other women determined to see taxpayers cash spunked by Rishi Sunak on gender quota lines in his start up bailout scheme. This is insanity laid upon insanity. There is no such insanity at the ShareProphets Shares Show. I am busy making recordings for it every day now, please do book your seats for May 9 HERE

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462 days ago

Pires Investments placing with Chris Akers – bank profits on a great tip of the year

Pires Investments (PIRI) was our tip of the year at a 2.3p offer on 27 December 2019. Today it has announced it is raising up to £1.65 million at 2p. The shares are 3.5p bid!  Why the premium in the market when many of those taking part will be spivvy share flippers? Simple, uber ramper Chris Akers has taken one third of the placing.

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462 days ago

Highland Gold Mining – shares bounce on quarterly operational update, looks more to come...

Shares in gold producer from Russia, Highland Gold Mining (HGM) are 5% higher at near 230p on the back of a quarterly operating update…

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466 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Falanx you are talking complete & utter bollocks - I speak as a loyal shareholder

I start with an admission that I am a total git. The ShareProphets Shares Conference is on 9 May (Saturday) not 8th as I had suggested. I am a git. I apologise. Please book your tickets now HERE. Then I deal with Falanx (FLX), the bearded millionaire tosser Branson trying to have it both ways, Iconic (ICON), Catenae (CTEA), my pension fund where I am si grateful to James Hay for being so useless, negative oil prices and which companies other than Nostra Terra (NTOG) will go bust and the laughable ramp at Chesterfield Resources (CHF). 

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466 days ago

Another letter to AIM Regulation re Bidstack - time to suspend the shares

The Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and hapless Nomad Mark Brady at SPARK have yet to reply to my letter of Saturday about Bidstack (BIDS), the almost bankrupt company led by Lyin’ James Draper which, I believe, (again) deceived investors last Friday. so I have penned a follow up missive. Surely the time has come to suspend the shares. The letter is below.

To: AIM Regulation
cc: Hapless Nomad Mark Brady at SPARK

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468 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: What are you doing on May 9? I very much hope you are "coming to" the totally all star ShareProphets Shares Conference!

Fear not you do not need to break lockdown. The event is online and for £9.99 you get access to a line up of stars of the investment world never seen before at a UK show. It really is all star. Carson Block, Gabriel Grego, Mark Slater, Jim Mellon, Evil Knievil, Vin Murria, Peter Hambro, Sam Antar, Adam Reynolds, Luke Johnson, me, Chris Bailey, Dom Frisby, Paul Jourdan, James Delingpole, Malcolm Burne, Chris Bailey, all the team here at ShareProphets, Matt Earl, Lucian Miers, Peter Hambro, the list goes on. As well as the star speakers there is also the Sith Lord Zak Mir and 30 PLC CEOs will also present. Doors open at 8.30 AM amd there will be chatrooms to engage with many of the speakers and each other open all day.  And your ticket will give you access to all the videos right up until Christmas. The booking section of the site is secure ( see the padlock is present) and you can book your seats now & get more show details HERE  

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469 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: has Drunken Sailor got a get out of jail card for Bidstack?

I start with Bidstack (BIDS), my article of earlier, and questions about the threshold of honesty needed in an RNS Reach. Then it is onto Intu (INTU)  and its imminent demise, just how useless are City analysts even the chap at Numis who finally realises the shares are worth 0p and what about the 2,500 staff.

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470 days ago

Hammerson a hero or a zero?

Covid-19 has changed the world. Well perhaps not the virus itself but the governmental response, which I continue to see as the biggest exercise in GroupThink madness the world has seen. But the change has come and a clear victim is Hammerson (HMSO), a heavily indebted owner of retail properties. Its last stated NAV was 601p, the shares trade at 84p. Either this is the cheapest stock going or something is so wrong that it could be horribly expensive.

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472 days ago

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition 28 with Tom Winnifrith a Coronavirus & stockmarket special

I have no guests in this week’s show which is sponsored by Open Orphan PLC (ORPH). Instead it is just me discussing all things Coronavirus. My own views on the pandemic and on the Government’s disastrous, GroupThink driven, response are well documented in a series of podcasts and a couple of articles on my own website HERE. my views are not the issue it is the economic and stockmarket fallout. I discuss the bubble led by stocks like Novacyt (NCYT) and why it MUST burst but also stocks to buy and why I am nervous of the market rally. If you like this podcast and can’t wait seven days for more of the same and are tired of being a cheapskate you should listen to my Bearcast and enjoy our cracking writen exposes and analysis every day HERE.

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473 days ago

The reasons why WH Ireland resigned as Nomad to Eurasia Mining

Just before the long Easter weekend, Eurasia Mining (EUA), shares in which have now been suspended for more than two months, issued a partial ‘fess up. As I flagged up almost two months ago, Nomad WH Ireland has indeed resigned but why?

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473 days ago

More smoke and mirrors and plate-spinning from James Parsons..this time it is Ascent Resources

What are shares in Sound Energy (SOU) trading at today? 1p, 2p? I reckon this drowning in debt POS is worthless but only time will tell. It was not that long ago that shares in Sound traded at 90p. Not one institution bought as the stock headed to a £700 million market cap driven by obscene share ramping by the then CEO James Parsons, aided by some of the less scrupulous characters on the AIM scene.

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473 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Now about those 90 shares James Parsons - a massive red flag at Ascent

I start with the arrival of 20 fruit trees at the Welsh Hovel then look at the economic hit of the Government’s Coronavirus policy and ask if it was really worth it? Then I do the work on the RNS statements issued by Ascent Resources (AST) and Iconic (ICON) that their advisers should have done but failed to do. Needless to say there are massive questions that need ansewering. Finally a look at the valuation of Novacyt (NCYT). I have seen this sort of thing before and it is bonkers.

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474 days ago

Imperial Brands – an Income buy

Shares in tobacco and ‘next generation’ products smoking-focused Imperial Brands (IMB) were above 2000p early this year and it updated investors the other day on a number of matters including “although the economic and social impact of COVID-19 is developing rapidly, there has been no material impact on group performance to date and current trading remains in-line with expectations”. The shares are though now available to buy at 1665p – they were  1570.5p when this article first appeared -  and we think you should although we regard a dividend cut as almost inevitable.

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479 days ago

Only On the AIM Casino … just carry on trading shares in a company that doesn’t exist anymore: Goldstone Resources

Oops… this is more than a bit embarrassing for Goldstone Resources (GRL), its boss Ms Emma Priestley, hapless Nomad Strand Hanson and indeed the wider AIM Casino, aka the world’s most successful growth market. Shares in Goldstone were suspended at 1.30 PM as it appears the company does not actually exist and has not done so for half a year.

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481 days ago

Cineword Covid 19 Update tells us nothing at all other than the directors are greedy bastards – in a mad world shares roof it

Shares in utterly bankrupt and worthless Intu (INTU) are up by 10% today. It is one of those days when folks just assume the best in everything. The worst recession since the 1930s, sod all earnings visibility, looming mass unemployment? Who cares? Just Fill Yer Boots! In that vein, shares in Cineworld (CINE) are up by 44% at 57p despite a dismal Covid update telling us nothing we need to know at all. Other than that the board are greedy bastards and you & I are subsidising that greed!

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481 days ago

Tim Kempster beats me to it: Letter to AIM Regulation & FCA re Versariens' shambles of an RNS today & Neill Ricketts share deals

As I noted earlier, the RNS issued by Versarien (VRS) is a shambles and opens up all sorts of questions about share dumping by boss Lyin’ Neill Ricketts last April. I was set to contact AIM Regulation and the FCA about it but it seems that valiant Tim Kempster has beaten me to it. The Regulators really do need to act on this at once. Tim writes

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485 days ago

Tertiary Minerals – Spooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooof

Tertiary Minerals (TYM) seems to think that its investors are the dumbest folk going and with the shares up by 75% at 0.32p maybe it is right for today’s news of a £600,000 placing is just an almighty spoof. For starters this is not a £600,000 placing!

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487 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More red flags than flutter on Jeremy Corbyn's bedroom wall

I start with a look at dividends in general and why they should be cut or axed but I discuss  as per today’s most excellent article from Chris “Three Brains” Bailey  Imperial Brands (IMB) and Shell (RDSB) in particular. I am tempted to buy both becuase i think their shares will go up AFTER an inevitable dividend cut. I discuss what a moron Jeremy Corbyn is and my anger at an Oxford institution wanting Government cash. I look at Zenith Energy (ZEN) wondering if it has found more fake sheikhs drawn to the AIM Casino and also at AIQ (AIQ) – which continues to amuse.

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492 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: As Boris gets Coronavirus the Doomsayers cannot have it both ways

Natch I wish the Prime Minister a speedy recovery from Covid 19. I am sure that like almost all healthy victims he will recover and refer you to my two podcasts HERE and HERE as to why the Doomsayers are engaing in GroupThink but really cannot have it both ways: the virus cannot be both highly contagious and highly lethal. I discuss why the three day shares rally, now reversed today, cannot be justified in terms of the likely curve of corporate earnings recovery. I look at Next (NXT), Optibiotix (OPTI) and dual listings, Dev Clever (DEV) & Royal Mail Group (RMG)

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499 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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500 days ago

Big Sofa shares suspended after pulled placing- is it game over? I sense no but was there insider dealing?

Tom Winnifrith writes: I apologise for a bad share tip. If it is any consolation if this goes tits up I shall be waiving goodbye to a sum well into five figures. That however is the risk of owning shares. And it is not game over.

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500 days ago

Surely Sound Energy is a zero?

Okay most listed oil stocks are heading for zero. You don’t need the brains of Cheryl Cole, sorry I meant Lloyd George, to realise that ceteris paribus most of the sector is fecked.  But surely, Sound Energy (SOU), once valued at c£800 million, is toast and the last rites will be read soon.

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501 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: if you want to feel suicidal, buy oil shares then talk to Peter Brailey

I start with my family and Coronavirus as I discuss in full HERE. then should we taxpayers bail out all businesses? Even frauds? Or the Mob? I explain why folks like our in house Euro loon J Price are so badly wrong. I then look at Laura Ashley (ALY), Itaconix (ITX) and then the oil stocks. Could oil really hit $3 a barrel? Or $10? I look at Echo Energy (TOAST), Nostra Terra (TOAST), Premier Oil (PMO), Tullow Oil (TLW), BP (BP.) and Shell (RDSB

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501 days ago

Coronavirus comes for the elderly and infirm companies as well – Laura Ashley goes bust

Oddly, shares in Laura Ashley (ALY) crashed before they were suspended at 10.32 AM on news that administrators were to be appointed at the PLC and trading subsidiaries. But as this is the London stockmarket there can be no suspicion of any insider dealing can there? No sniggering at the back please.

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501 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: my distraction from the stockmarket crash is working out my odds of dying from coronavirus

It is a happy game which I have discussed with a couple of listeners. Anyhow, it just shows how data can be interpreted in so many ways. I am, you may be pleased, or maybe distressed, to hear taking steps tpo improve my chances. I then discuss the market crash and how it affects different classes of shares – the issue for us all is not whether our investments are cheap but will the equity in them survive? If the answer is YES then I suspect they are now cheap. If NO well then they are still expensive. I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), Bidstack (BIDS), Versarien (VRS), Big Sofa (BST), Big Dish (DISH), Restaurant Group (RTN), Ascent Resources (AST), City Centre Pubs (CTC) and also why gold and gold shares are not soaring. Fear not, Malcolm Burne has the experience and the answer. They will.

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501 days ago

G3 Exploration – it is what it DOES NOT say today that is the killer!

Insolvent AIM dog G3 Exploration (G3E) promised us, on February 7 that it would have news for us on 13 March. The news came today and it is not was NOT said that is the killer. Good news travels fast, bad news is delayed. The shares have crashed  40% to 10p mid but a 20% spread tells you this is uninvestable. The target  for a company I first exposed with the bloody dossier at 260p  remains 0p.

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501 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: when will smug Sam Smith serve up her next profits warning & Richard Branson is a prize shit

I start with my first proper training walk for Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. Think of my sliding through the mud on my backside and make a donation HERE. The it is onto bailouts and wbhy you and I, ordinary taxpayers, should not bailout folks who own Carribean Islands and pay no UK tax, i.e. Richard Branson. Finally I look at when FinnCrap (FCAP) will serve up its next profits warning and why the shares, now just 17.5p, should plunge to 6p. And I am being generous.

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501 days ago

Now the crook Dr Shetty’s Finablr admits that like NMC it is essentially fucked

You cannot say that myself and Nigel Somerville have not warned you repeatedly and so anyone still owning shares in Finablr (FIN) has only themselves – and folks like ShareSoc and the members of the deadwood press who effectively batted for this company by attacking & smearing bear raider Carson Block – for their losses. The IPO in May 2019 was at 175p. Today after a partial ‘fess up the shares are 9.97p. Ouch.

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508 days ago

As an investor, doing nothing is generally under-rated (but sometimes the facts have changed)...

The oil price tanking  for reasons I explained at the weekend HERE  and shares tumbling across the board on concerns as to what damage the Coronavirus is doing, and will do, to the real economy and thus to corporate earnings. Generally, my view is that doing nothing as an investor is something that is greatly under-rated. It is perhaps better to wait until the smoke clears. Having said that, sometimes we need to accept that facts have changed and that does fundamentally alter an investment thesis…

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508 days ago

Finablr Plc – why the FCA needs to take prompt action & suspend the shares now!

For starters, the scale of the fraud at NMC Health (NMC) is, as of last night, known to be c$3 billion. It might be more. Dr Shetty who set up and runs Finablr (FIN) is a total crook and that is one reason why the shares should be suspended at once. But there is another pressing issue for the world’s most inept regulators to consider…

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509 days ago

Dev Clever & the daft acquisition from the tax dodgers

In a just world Dev Clever (DEV) boss Chris Jeffries would be in jail for selling shares while sitting on undisclosed adverse financial news.  But while he still enjoys his liiberty he has announced the purchase of a crap company from some tax dodgers. Will he inform HMRC of the deal so ensuring the matter is dealt with?  he is clearly an honourable man….

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509 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - oil price and coronavirus disasters ahead

In today’s podcast brought to you from Shipston I look at the oil price and what it means for a range of oil shares from the majors down to shitty little oil explorers on AIM. I then return to the coronavirus ex oil and with especial reference to Telit (TCM), Cineworld (CINE) and The Restaurant Group (RTN).. Finally I look at the proposed comeback of disgraced Neil Woodford.

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509 days ago

Open Orphan tip of the year update on mega contract win

Open Orphan (ORPH) was one of my tips of the year at a 4.6p offer. The shares are now 5.5p bid – the recent market sell off hitting it like nearly all other stocks. But the news today of a contract potentially worth £10 million plus really does slam home the message of how cheap the shares are. 

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509 days ago

Petra Diamonds the slide to zero accelerates – even at 3p the market cap is £25 million too high

I have repeatedly warned you on this website that Petra Diamonds (PDL) is an accident waiting to happen. It is happening and this is one where the shares have a clear end game of 0p. Let’s start with the three top golden rules of investing in mining companies…

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509 days ago

Updated: Versarien’s Ricketts IG Interview – Ive got to spend the next 6 years answering emails & I lied about the cash for the school

Versarien (VRS) shares raced ahead yesterday as Doc Holliday pumped away, He has now admitted that he has sold most of his stock into that pump. Suckers! Today Neill Ricketts has done an interview with IG where the questions were blowjob soft and even so the bullshitter struggled as you can see below.

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509 days ago

Diversified Gas & Oil results Monday – is something horribly wrong?

On Monday, the largest oil company on the AIM Casino, Diversified Gas & Oil (DGOC) will announce annual results and give us an update on its proposed move to the Main market. The shares were 126p back in June when Oarfish Research kicked this off with a stunning four part dossier which has been followed by a series of accounting exposes on this website. The company is clearly in breach of IFRS and I have reported the company to the FRC, so what is happening. The shares are now 76p.

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513 days ago

BREAKING: The blatant market abuse at Dev Clever – the FCA does seem to be taking it seriously

I contacted the FCA last week about what appears to be blatant market abuse, or possibly even securities fraud, at Dev Clever (DEV) and to its credit it has sent back a non standard reply indicating that it is taking the matter very seriously. As a reminder, Dev did a placing on December 20 2019 and its CEO sold £500,000 shares a month later only to admit in February that sales for the six months to 31 October 2019 were way below forecast. How can a software firm have not had any inkling of that before the placing and CEO share dump. It defies belief. The FCA writes:

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513 days ago

BREAKING Versarien’s Neill Ricketts tells another lie as he prepares to break podcast cover: placing ahoy

The FCA and AIM Regulation are now looking Neill Ricketts claim to have sold shares to fund the building pf a laboratory at a school which has not built the lab and claims a much smaller sum is NOT coming from Neill persobnally. While the regulators deal with that act of market abuse here is another twitter lie from Ricketts.

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513 days ago

KERBOOM: NMC Health – shares now suspended, Muddy Waters at match point, where are the apologies?

Yesterday (natch, after hours, at no-one is watching o’clock) came the bad news from NMC Health (NMCwhich saw it Game Set and (almost) match to Muddy Waters. Now shares in NMC have been suspended. Has Muddy Waters moved from 5-0 up in the third set to match point?…

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514 days ago

Fox Marble – “Strategy Update” sees some more confidence return

Updating on Fox Marble (FOX) earlier this month, we noted we retain the patience for at least continuing to hold with the shares at 2.30p with the potential arbitration and it mitigating a forced quarry operations suspension with increased focus on the sales of processed material from the factory and “further contracts for third party processing are expected to be signed in the near future”. Further updates have now helped the shares to a current 2.90p…

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514 days ago

Versarien owning loons produce a chart of my obsession...

Nope, this is nothing to do with Cheryl Cole. Instead the chart below is intended to show how obsessed I am with the Versarien (VRS) car crash. The chart was published before today’s shock warning and aims to show that I am obsessed or desperate and thus to be ignored. I fear those who have ignored me are rather poorer as a result. But fear not morons, when you have lost all your money and Versarien has been booted off AIM, a then 100% vindicated Sheriff will cease coverage… meanwhile I bet Neill Rocketts is glad he sold so many shares even if he was not 100% honest about the reason!

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524 days ago

Does SP Angel, Versarien's new Nomad think that CEO Neill Ricketts lied about share sales he made?

This is an easy way for SP Angel to show it really is a serious Nomad. Does it think that Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Ricketts lied about share sales he made? If so will it issue a corrective RNS tomorrow and/or resign? Let me start with two tweets made by Ricketts after he dumped £153,750 of shares on 4 January 2018.

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525 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: time to lock Brokerman Dan up with Prince Charles & Greta in a small room

I start with the great global warming nutter who is here today. I then deal with another of that ilk, Malcolm Stacey, and his worries about owning oil shares. I coment on how central bankers might respond to Coronavirus but ask if it will work. I look at Angling Direct (ANG) and Sirius Minerals (SXX).

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525 days ago

Reach4Entertainment – shares respond to stonking trading update… but looks much more to go

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has updated  we loyal shareholders with an opening ‘Highlight’; “Group expects to report full year adjusted EBITDA and revenue significantly ahead of market expectations”

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525 days ago

After nine days Eurasia must make a statement and put the rumours to bed

Nine days ago shares in Eurasia Mining (EUA), having rocketed to 7.3p were suspended following “social media” comments which we revealed to be a suggestion that after months of promising to sign an engagement letter with Chinese bank CITIC, that it had signed and was well on the way to making massive disposals. Since then amid a lack of news there has been nothing and he rumour mill is in overdrive. A statement on some of the rumours is needed now as some investors fear they may lose everything while others consider how many Porsches they will be buyng. So what are the rumours?

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531 days ago

Versarien - William Battrick is the man to follow & the missing TR1

Who the hell is William Battrick you say? Easy, he was one of the founders of Versarien (VRS) and so knows the company better than most folks. Indeed William was a director up until 10 March 2016. In 2015 he helped ramp the shares, buying 54,000 at 17p to take his holding to 7.69 million shares, 7.3% of the then equity.

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531 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation – Versarien & Nike, time to put the boot in

Yet again shares in Versarien (VRS) have risen on a rumour which appears to come from the company itself. Once again there is a false market and so once again I have written to AIM Regulation urging it to force the company to come clean.

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531 days ago

Is this the "social media" event that got shares in Eurasia Mining suspended?

Since Tuesday morning shares in Eurasia Mining (EUA) , a darling of the bulletin boards and the star performer on the AIM Casino so far this year, have been suspended. The longer the suspension lasts the more extreme conspiracy theories, both bull and bear, do the rounds. The company made one brief statement on Tuesday afternoon:

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531 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sosandar placing, you were warned but for some folk it will be a shock and is enough to turn a man to drink

In today’s podcast I look at the shocking behaviour of Sosandar (SOS) and at the even more shocking behaviour of some shareholders in Novacyt (NCYT), shares in which are grotesquely overvalued. I also look at Zoetic (ZOE) where my predictions have come to pass, and at United Carpets (UCG) which should, IMHO, delist from AIM pronto.

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531 days ago

NMC Health – was possible offer announcement a lie?

Shares in NMC Health (NMC) made something of a recovery yesterday, back above 900p, on the back of seemingly competitive takeover interest. However, how true was the announcement from the company?

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531 days ago

Bidstack: after yesterday’s insider dealing a dreadful trading statement today – bailout placing inevitable

This is a total omnishambles clusterfuck and it is hard to know where to start. So let’s just note the strange coincidence that yesterday shares in Bidstack (BIDS) were marked sharply lower and today the company has served up the most godawful of trading statements. But this is AIM, supervised by those stormtroopers of propriety, the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation with assistance from the chocolate teapots at the FCA so there cannot have been any insider dealing.  No really. Stop sniggering at the back please.

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531 days ago

BREAKING: Muddy Waters "NMC is reminiscent of Enron"

I see that my pal Richard Jennings of Align is tweeting like a Bulletin Board Moron, welcoming a falling share price in NMC Health (NMC) as an opportinity to buy more shares. Whatever. I think on this one I  remain firmly with Carson Block of Muddy Waters and view this as an accident that is already happening but will get far worse. Today Carson has compared NMC to Enron.

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539 days ago

Video: Cineworld, aggressive accounting? Looking like a horror show!

I present the video below from Bucephalus Research Partnership with no comment other than to say I would not be gagging to buy shares in Cineworld (CINE) on the back of it. . Judge for yourself, it seems pretty compelling viewing to me. Hat tip PB.

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543 days ago

Exclusive Breaking News: Bahamas Petroleum tries £10 million placing, flops and is now pulled

On January 6 Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) announced that it was raising £2 million at 2p from a Bahamas based fund. On January 30th it issued a ramptastic roadmap to drilling RNS and the shares rocketed. What more did oily spiv Jerry Keen and his colleagues at broker Shore Cap need to whir into action.

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544 days ago

Optibiotix confirms report here 2 days ago – Slimbiome US launch: STRONG BUY

Tom Winnifrith writes: Two days ago on this very website I gave four reasons why I have never been so bullish about Optiubiotix (OPTI) with the shares then at a 60p offer. Now the offer is 67p and the shares are still a massive buy at up to 80p with a target to top slice at 125p achievable within months.

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546 days ago

4 pieces of Optibiotix news but only 2 announced – I have never been so bullish

I am now a customer as well as a shareholder having ordered two boxes of Slimbiome to help me shift, ahem, a few pounds. I shall report back on my progress. But you want to gain pounds don’t you? Well at a 60p offer, the way to do that is to buy more Optibiotix (OPTI) shares. I have as I have never been more confident about the company and its prospects. Let me explain why with reference to the four bits of news out this week.

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550 days ago

MAJOR EXPOSE: The Future House built on sand - Part 1 overstated organic revenue growth

Future PLC (FUTR)  floated on AIM in June 1999, in the midst of the dotcom bubble. It listed at 385 pence per share, raising around £173 million, and valuing the company at £578 million. Within a year, its shares had risen by more than 100%. Within 2 years, its shares had fallen by almost 95% as its investments into new magazines and web sites failed to pay-off. While revenue jumped, it began to rack up losses.

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551 days ago

Obtibiotix – last week I bought more shares now I’ve bought some product, I’ll keep you posted

My training for the Woodlarks 34 mile walk is going okay. This weekend I will do eight miles up and down Moel Famau twice.  Come on: start sponsoring me please HERE. But, as Brokerman Dan kindly points out, the walk would be easier for me if I was not carrying two or three stone of surplus fat along with me. He is, I fear, for once, correct. So …

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551 days ago

Plutus Powergen: as it hurtles towards insolvency how can Nomad Allenby justify the obvious untruth in the last RNS

The par value of Plutus Powergen (PPG) shares is 0.1p. The shares now trade at 0.08-0.09p making it almost impossible for this £700,000 capitalised worthless piece of crap to get a bailout placing away which begs the question of how Nomad Allenby, how on earth did it verify the last RNS?

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551 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Online Blockchain shares up 58% - have you read the 2019 accounts?

ADVFN (AFN) sister company Online BlockChain (OBC) shares a Nomad in Roland “fatty” Cornish. If you read the 2019 accounts you will be squealing with laughter yet the shares have rocketed 58% today. Why? No doubt Roland is on the ball and a statement will be forthcoming. I look at the madness at Davos, signs of peak bull market insanity and at the news from Westminster Gtroup (WSG) chaired by repellent pig The Right Honourable Tony Baldry of 3DM infamy.

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551 days ago

https://www.shareprophets.com/views/46991/open-orphan-5m-placing-at-premium-to-current-share-price-is-set-to-be-oversubscribed-it-says" target="_new">Open Orphan- £5m placing at premium to current share price is set to be oversubscribed it says

Well that is not something you don’t see on AIM every day. My share tip of the year at 4.6p to buy on January 1, Open Orphan (ORPH) now sees its shares, which I own some of, trading at 6.45-6.5p. But the excitement is only now starting –  the company is now saying that a £5 million placing at a premium to today’s share price  looks set to be heavily oversubscribed. Let me explain what happens next.

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557 days ago

Optibiotix: I've bought more shares after badly written trading statement

If a trading statement needs explaining then it is badly written. Yet again Optibiotix (OPTI) stands accused of that. I really think the company should fire its PR PDQ. Frankly I could, and would, do a better job. As a result of a badly written release, folks are accusing boss Steve O’Hara of lying. He has not. Amid the confusion the shares have slipped to 50-52p. I have taken the chance to buy some more.

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560 days ago

EXPOSE: Versarien – are graphene sales just a nano amount of group turnover? The hard and shocking data revealed

Uber ramp Versarien (VRS) refuses adamantly to break out how much of its business is actually involved in graphene. It is the graphene hype which explains why the shares are at 79.5p valuing the company at £122 million. The legacy non graphene activities may generate real sales but will never be material cash cows and thus are fundamentally almost worthless. So how much does Versarien actually make from graphene? 

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560 days ago

Good companies just do not behave like this – non financial red flags at Eurasia and Versarien

Lucian Miers and I have covered Versarien (VRS) many times, looking at the maths as to why the shares, at 79.5p having fallen back a good bit, are still monstrously overvalued. It was one of Lucian’s sell tips of the year HERE and he, and I, reckon that fair value is sub 10p.  Eurasia Mining (EUA) is another AIM casino ramp which, on fundamentals, looks to be massively overvalued. I would not be a buyer of the stock even if it fell by two thirds from the current 4p.

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560 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I'm sitting on a dynamite resignation letter + No Gold you are ( as usual) wrong Steve O'Hara is NOT a liar

The resignation letter from a NED at an AIM listed company is a shocker. So far there has been no RNS. If the company does not come clean on what is in the letter I shall publish in full on Monday as it opens up a serioes of cans of worms which raises far bigger scandals I suspect. I discus this at length. I also look at Plutus Powergen (PG), Zinc Media (ZIN) and in great detail Optibiotix (OPTI) where the professional cynics have got it wrong and need to apologise. I have bought more shares on the back of today’s interims and explain why.

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560 days ago

Plutus Powergen – shares now almost at par: is that the Fat Lady I see gargling?

The PR person for Plutus Powergen (PPG) is the Cheryl Cole of her world, but even more classy. But not even her charms can save her client from more comment from myself, notwithstanding appeals from head honcho James Longley that I remove prior, harsh but accurate comment HERE.

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560 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I wouldnt buy the shares at 9.25p but Jim Mellon's Agronomics really fascinates me

Dickhead of the decade George Monbiot of the Guradian has a book to plug and is all over the radio. Oh, which decade you ask? Every decade. Anyhow I have swapped emails with Jim Mellon on this as it concerns his company Agronomics (ANIC) which really interests me. I think today;s interims show the shares, at 9.25p are expensive but at a lower level there is a case for buying as I explain. I also look at Oracle (ORCP), correcting an error I made yesterday, Lekoil (LEK), Lamprell (LAM) and urge you to start donating to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE.

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560 days ago

Retail-aggedon: TheWorks just about avoids ANOTHER profits warning but CEO walks anyway

How different it was eighteen months ago when Investec raised £62.5 million  at 160p to IPO Theworks.co.uk (WRKS). Just think about how much coke and how many hookers you could snaffle from crony capitalist Investec’s fees on that deal! Hmmmmmm. You bring the hookers, I’ll bring the Charlie, the lads at Investec are ‘avin’ a party. Today, after just avoiding yet another profits warning, the CEO has been resigned with immediate effect and the shares are just 33.9p. Ouch.

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563 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Now another CEO wants my critical voice silenced

In today’s podcast I discuss Mark Slater, his pay and his views on the pay of others. I look at a row between Justin the Clown and Gary Newman. Suffice to say the Clown is acting like a total tit and is 100% wrong. I discuss Kier (KIE), something missing in the Sheikh on the Make scandal at Oracle Coalfields (ORCP) – not just brain cells in the case of those buying the shares, and at Plutus Powergen (PPG) and its free speech-denying boss.

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563 days ago

Open Orphan share tip of the year update, I don't want to appear too smug but....

At the time of the tip on January 1 the shares were 4.6p to buy. They are now 6.2p to sell.  Not bad but there is a stack more to come at Open Orphan (ORPH) and I expect to be able to sell my shares at 10p+ within months. The boss, Cathal Friel, has just recorded an interview (below) with the investment whores at Proactive which is not as explicit as I am about forecasts but makes some critical points.

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566 days ago

Anglo African Oil & Gas & Zenith Energy – Spooooooooooooooooooooof! as GM vote passed

I assumed, as it turns out correctly, that the GM held today to approve Anglo African’s (AAOG) duff deal to sell 80% of its stake in the Tilapia field to fellow AIM dog Zenith (ZEN) would go Anglo’s way. But just to make sure the two companies served up a massive spoof today … the RNS is total crap.

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568 days ago

UPDATED: Versarien – is the regulatory noose tightening on Neill Ricketts, Ulster & London no show

Say what you wish about shameless ramper Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) but he is a man who would turn up at his local Women’s Institute meeting if there was an opportunity to ramp his shares. He’d never turn down an opportunity, however small, for a spot of ramping. But right now he is embroiled in a regulatory tangle with his Nomad and AIM Regulation over the secret Discord Group exposed HERE and HERE. Ricketts was set to fly on Tuesday of next week to host a lunch in God’s chosen lands of Ulster…

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571 days ago

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition 22 with Tom Winnifrith on the subject of lying from the Daily Mail to five cited CEOs

There are no guests in this week’s show which is sponsored by Open Orphan PLC (ORPH). It is just me once again sitting in the Welsh Hovel. As I note in the podcast the reason why I think Open Orphan is such a good company with undervalued shares is explained HERE. In part one I look at corporate lying citing a number of different examples and why some lies matter more than others, some are red flags but not killers others are investment case killers.  Then I offer up a number of macro reasons to be very cautious on all asset classes this year. Do not believe the idea that Bojo will usher in the roaring twenties. He got my vote but that is tosh..If you like this podcast and can’t wait seven days for more of the same and are tired of being a cheapskate you should listen to my Bearcast every day.

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572 days ago

Photo article - so where was the site visit with the Mrs & Joshua?

I asked you in yesterday’s bearcast, which operation was blessed with a site visit from myself, the Mrs & Joshua, hint its shares are worth 0p.

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573 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Guess today's site visit by myself, the Mrs & Joshua

Clue, the company’s shares are worth 0p.  I then look at why Falanx (FLX) needs to a) fire its broker and b) discourage its chairman from making pitiful share purchases. Then it is onto the mounting problems for Gervais Williams. I really do wonder if the Miton Smaller Companies Fund will see out the year as the spiral is becoming truly vicious. And what of the contagion risks?

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573 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My condolences Mr Corbyn on what must be a terribly sad day for you

I jest. The death of Qassem Soleimani sees one more evil bastard heading to hell. While those with #TrumpDerangementSyndrome will shed tears for this Jew hating, terror loving mass murderer, I do not but discuss the impact of this latest Trump triumph on the region, on the oil price and on oil stocks. I look at Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) and at Zenith Energy (ZEN) whrre I am contacted by material shareholders who want regime change something that makes Anglo’s desire to own Zenith shares even more bonkers. Finally I suggest that unless Bidstack (BIDS) clarifies three matters urgently its shares will continue to collapse.

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577 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 20 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Twentieth up is a BUY from myself, Tom Winnifrith. I  own shares in the company below.

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577 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 19 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Nineteenth up is a BUY from myself, Tom Winnifrith. I  own shares in the company below.

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577 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 18 a buy from Malcolm Stacey

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Eighteenth up is a BUY from Malcolm Stacey who owns shares in the company below.

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577 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 17 a Buy from Darren Atwater

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Seventeenth up is a BUY from Darren Atwater who owns no shares in the company below.

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577 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 16 a sell from Lucian Miers

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Sixteenth up is a SELL from Lucian Miers who is short of the shares in the company below.

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577 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 15 a buy from Peter Brailey

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Fifteenth up is a BUY from Peter Brailey who owns shares in the company below.

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577 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 14 a buy from Steve Moore

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Fourteenth up is a BUY from Steve Moore who owns no shares in the company below.

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577 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 13 a buy from Nigel Somerville

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Thirteenth up is a BUY from Nigel Somerville who owns shares in the company below.

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580 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 12 a sell from Tom Winnifrith

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Twelfth up is a SELL from myself, Tom Winnifrith, who has no position in the shares in both of the companies mentioned below.

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580 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 11 a sell from Lucian Miers

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Eleventh up is a SELL from Lucian Miers who is short of the shares in both of the companies mentioned below.

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580 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 10 a buy from Steve Moore

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Tenth up is a BUY from Steve Moore who does not own shares in the company below.

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581 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 9 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Ninth up is a BUY from myself, we do own shares in the company below.

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581 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 8 a buy from Chris Bailey

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Eighth up is a BUY from Chris Bailey who owns shares in the company below.

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581 days ago

Breaking: Optibiotiox First Retail deal its Holland & Barrett ( 735 UK stores)

The screenshot below looks to be self explanatory. 715 UK stores. Ching. Ching. As I noted in bearcasts for most of the pre-Christmas week, Optibiotox (OPTI) shares are a strong buy. Might the company possibly RNS this?

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581 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 6 a buy from Chris Bailey

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Sixth up is a BUY from Chris Bailey who owns shares in the company below.

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581 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 5 a buy from Gary Newman

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Fifth up is a BUY from Gary Newman who, I think, owns shares in the company below..

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581 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 4 a Buy from Darren Atwater

During the first seven days of Christmas each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Fourth up is a BUY from Darren Atwater who owns no shares in the company below..

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581 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 3 a sell from Peter Brailey

Over the next week or so each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Second up is a SELL from Peter Brailey who owns no shares in the company below and is not short.

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581 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 2 a buy from Malcolm Stacey

Over the next week or so each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. Second up is a BUY from Malcolm Stacey who owns shares in the company below..

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581 days ago

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2020 - No 1 a buy from Gary Newman

Over the next week or so each of the team will serve up two share tips (buys or sells). I will serve up 4. That makes 20 in total. Enjoy our share tips of the year 2020. First up is a BUY from Gary Newman who owns shares in the company below..

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586 days ago

Muddy Waters vs NMC Health Round ...whatever

Last week NMC Health (NMC) attenpted to “refute” Carson Block of Muddy Waters bear dossier with a long RNS. But its shares kept sliding. So today we got another round.

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586 days ago

Frauds and over-promotes can take years to unravel

Last weekend my friend Evil Banksta served up a most excellent piece on a company called G3 Exploration (G3E) pointing out that while its shares continued to trade it was actually insolvent, as you can see HERE. I am in little doubt that for this fine enterprise the Fat Lady will indeed be singing shortly. Indeed, the shares could be suspended at any time.

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586 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - as Optibiotix shares soar this is why an RNS must be issued

I start where I finished yesterday with Optibiotix (OPTI). Then I look at Bidstack (BIDS), Dev Clever (DEV), Versarien (VRS), Infrastrata (INFA) and NMC Health (NMC)

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592 days ago

Plutus Powergen - just 1 table which shows why you must vote to sack the board

On January 10 2020 those mad enough to own shares in Plutus Powergen (PPG) have the chance at an EGM to vote to sack the board. The table below is damning and shows why the board must be sacked. Plutus should be for the many not the few. Right now it is not.

 
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592 days ago

Bidstack finally fesses to dire trading up but this shows CEO James Draper to be a crook as well as a liar, shares worthless

I ramped up the pressure at the weekend and today Bidstack (BIDS) has finally issued a dire lack of sales warning. This admission shows that share selling CEO James Draper is a crook as well as a liar and the next bad news will be a bailout placing. For the morons who own these shares (40p+ just a few month ago and now sub 9p) the pain is far from over.


You will remember that Draper told his first massive lie to investors on August 8 when saying the company would hot half calendar year sales forecasts of £1.75 million knowing full well that it would not – sales for the six months to June 30 came in at just under £27,000.

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593 days ago

Oracle Power – the insider dealing Sheikh on the Make strikes again and the morons fall for it

How insane is this even by the standards of the AIM Cesspit? In late August this year I exposed how Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum had invested in a placing by what was MX Oil (MXO) got it to change its name to ADM Energy (ADM) in his honour as he became President, saw the shares rocket, and then sold all his shares before announcing he was quitting sending the shares crashing from 20p to 4.5p today. Wind forward to November 28…

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594 days ago

Want someone to blame over Anglo African Oil & Gas debacle - how about the Whore blogger & the Clown?

Shares in Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) were 16p a year ago and are now 0.6p ( and overvalued at that). The main blame for this debacle must lie with disgraced bosses James Berwick (“resigned” today) and toxic David Sefton.  But of you seek other culprits on the pay roll….

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596 days ago

174 livid shareholders write to Marco Fumagalli at Sound Energy and his “feck you peasants” reply

Those who ignored me and bought Sound Energy (SOU) at up to 92p are, with the shares at sub 3p to sell, livid with the company and also with James Parsons the former boss whose ramping of this stock was shameless and reckless. 174 out of the money investors have now written to acting chairman Marco Fumagalli with a series of questions which really should be answered. Mario responds with a limp dick “can’t say anything because of AIM Rules” e-mail which is, with reference to many of the questions posed simply not true and shows he does not give a flying feck about the owners of his company, regarding that as peasants without rights. Both letters have found their way to Winnileaks and are published in full below:

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596 days ago

Following my intense pressure Big Dish only half apologies for May 30 lie - not enough

A stream of articles on this monstrous lie was followed by lunch with Big Dish (DISH ) founder Aidan Bishop and his PR spinner the Sith Lord Zak Mir here at the Welsh hovel. I urged the company to make a full apology and to make serious boardroom charges. Today it has gone only half way there. It is not enough to make the shares investable.

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601 days ago

Vox Markets apes Big Dave Lenigas as IPO on Nex Lobster pot cracks on – one for the regulators?

Even half way up a mountain in rural Greece, news reaches me that the spoof that is the Vox Markets NEX Lobster Pot IPO following the collapse of the merger with Align, looks to be devolving from the sublime into the ridiculous. NEX is a great place to list if you want to lie to investors but not if you are expecting any liquidity at all in your shares.

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601 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: £2.5 billion M&G fund gated, you were warned

Today’s news is shocking but should not shock you as I have warned this would happen. Anyone invested in commercial property shares is insane for reasons I explain again and as for an open-ended fund they are even more insane. I also look at the latest accounting wrongdoing at Ted Baker (TED) and M&C Saatchi (SAA). Do no auditors show professional scepticism these days. Then there is comment on Tomco (TOM) and value destruction. Oh and there is a snake story too.

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605 days ago

Meet The AIM Clown - additional evidence that the biggest morons on AIM now own Eurasia

@THeAIMClown is long of Eurasia Mining (EUA) though he doesn’t declare as such as he drones on ad nauseam about how cheap its shares are. But he demands to know on twitter of, the wrong, Gary Newman and myself if we, our families, friends or associated parties are short. Where to start?

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614 days ago

Versarien, Bidstack & AFC Energy... short now or later?

All three are concept stocks and shares in all three will at some stage slide towards zero.

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615 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: On a PE of 3 the shares are cheap says the Sunday Times. Bollocks

On my last bearcast before I flee to the Greek Hovel (cue calls from Bulletin Board Morons that I live in a hovel as I am a peasant and that I am evading justice for some crime or another), I discuss today’s chapter of retail-aggedon (Clarkes), the Neil Woodford Rutherford International (RUTH) £32.5 million black hole and why Amigo (AMGO) is almost certainly not on a PE of 3 and almost certainly not cheap.

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618 days ago

Doc Holiday is ‘avin’ a Turkish with Chesterfield Resources

My pal, Liverpool’s top share blogger, Doc Holiday calls many shares correctly but his latest twitter call on Standard listed Chesterfield Resources (CHF), below, is bonkers. He is ‘avin’ a Turkish when he claims that the shares, now 3p-3.5p could be trading at 15-20p. Let me explain…

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622 days ago

Formal Request to FRC to investigate PWC, Purecircle and ex CFO Rakesh Sinha

Shares in PureCircle (PURE) remain suspended as it struggles to publish its June 30 2019 accounts. But we are already warned that there will be restatements of 2018 and possibly 2017. But these restatements, which relate to the carrying value of inventory, were repeatedly predicted by ourselves for many years as you can see HERE.  My good friends and keen admirers of my work, The Financial Reporting Council must launch an urgent and full investigation. I have written to the FRC today as you can see below.

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622 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: That Brokerman Dan can talk complete nonsense

In today’s podcast I start with Brokerman Dan on rising flood levels and global warming then it is onto The Daily Mail, Scottish Widows and sheer bollocks on the Gender Pay Gap. Then a look at the General Election polling and what it means for shares. Finally a look at Riverfort Global (RGO). You may hate what it does now but it is sustainable and the shares are bloody cheap.

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622 days ago

Volex – positive interims, a good share tip and now we upgrade

Volex (VLX) was a share tip from ourselves at an 89p offer price in July. The company has now announced results for its half year ended 29th September 2019 – and the shares have responded higher, to a current 119p…

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625 days ago

Neil Woodford Disaster of the day 3: Kier – trading in-line (i.e. grim) and the rats are leaving the sinking ship

Today’s AGM at Kier (KIE) will not be a jolly affair. There is no update on planned disposals. The ghost in the room is the absence of Mr Neil Woodford the expert catcher of falling knives and the shares now trade at less than 90p, down from 800p a year ago and 1400p three years ago.

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625 days ago

Neil Woodford disaster of the day 1: Eddie Stobart refinancing via 25% interest rate loan, equity almost worthless

Eddie Stobart Holdings (ESL) still sees its shares suspended as the company can still not get its half year accounts bottomed out and published but a rescue plan today may well see the shares slung off AIM and the nature of the mega high interest loan injection makes it clear the equity is almost worthless. Well done Neil – this was a major holding in the Income Focus and Equity Income Funds.

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628 days ago

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition SEVENTEEN with Tom Winnifrith: why only mugs invest in junior mining & oil stocks

There are no guests in this week’s show which is sponsored by Open Orphan PLC (ORPH). It is just me and I start with a phone call from a young man urging me to buy a cannabis stock. Then I look at why you are bound to lose money in junior mining and hydrocarbon plays. Finally I discuss the Golden Rule of Investing: Don’t buy shares that are almost certain to go down. If you like this and can’t wait seven days for more of the same and are tired of being a cheapskate you should listen to my Bearcast every day.

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629 days ago

Optibiotix – not my preferred measure of disclosure

Do not get me wrong. I am a big fan of Steve O’Hara. I think he is doing a cracking job at Optibiotix (OPTI) where – as a loyal and very material (for me) shareholder – I expect to see the shares more than double from 62p within the next year. However, I’d be a hypocrite if I did not hold O’Hara to the same standards as obvious scallywags like Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) when it came to the disclosure of material information.

 
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629 days ago

OptiBiotix Health – further SkinBioTherapeutics shares sale reviewed

It has been announced OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has sold 2.2 million further shares in 2017 spun-off onto AIM SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX). This despite OptiBiotix’s results earlier this year including “SkinBiotherapeutics plc is making solid progress… As its partnership discussions turn into commercial agreements providing industry validation of its technology we anticipate SkinBiotherapeutics plc will grow in value, whereupon OptiBiotix shareholders will benefit from the appreciation of this asset”. So why the further sale?

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629 days ago

Today’s episode of Retail-aggedon – Theworks.co.uk Timber!

This operator of 525 outlets flogging gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery raised a stonking £62.5 million at 160p, c/o crony capitalists Investec in July of last year. Just imagine the fees it earned on that deal. Coke and hookers all round. After a profits warning today shares in TheWorks (WRKS)  are just 44p and the company will pretty soon be in net debt, in fact I suspect it already is. Yikes. Cue the ShareProphets National Anthem below….

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629 days ago

As Bidstack shares continue to tank CEO Lyin’ James Draper takes to LinkedIn for an unofficial trading statement

Of course what Bidstack (BIDS) should be doing is issuing a trading statement via RNS. Does it still expect to have 24 games live by December 31 as forecast by Peterhouse. Or to have FY revenues of £5.75 million (having managed £26,000 in H1) or to achieve FY losses of just £500,000 (having lost £1.5 million in H1). The answer of course is No, No and No which is why the company should be issuing a formal profits warning and if Nomad Mark Brady at SPARK was not such an utter poltroon he’d be forcing the issue. Instead Lyin’ James Draper has issued a trading statement on LinkedIn. My guess is that his nose is just that bit longer as a result.

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635 days ago

Bidstack doles out options like confetti – this is not a cost-free exercise it’s a distraction

I remember long ago doing a seminar with some CEO or other. I cannot remember who it was but it was one of the slugs operating at the lower end of the AIM Cesspit. I pondered whether his interests were aligned with those of ordinary shareholders: how many shares do you own? I asked.

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635 days ago

Kier debt on offer at 70%? What does that tell you about the shares?

According to the Sunday Telegraph, debt in, drowning in debt and liabilities Neil Woodfird favourite, Kier (KIE) is now being touted around for sale at 70 pence in the pound. So what does that tell shareholders? In short: panic!

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639 days ago

Is Petra Diamonds going bust? – hat tip Waseem Shakoor

As at June 30 2019 Petra (PDL) had net debt of of $541 million. The shares, 45p a year ago are now 8.735p valuing the company at just £75.6 million. The question is: will Petra go bust?

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643 days ago

Bidstack: Still sitting on a lack of profits warning, the CEO who lied to investors sells shares

As if those folks who do not mind that CEO James Draper lied to them on August 8 about H1 results do not need another reason to sell their shares in Bidstack, Draper has provided it by dumping stock himself. Smart move.

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643 days ago

A reader corrects me on St James Place...but it is still a sell!

I stand corrected by a reader who clearly knows more about this industry than do I. The reader agrees with my conclusion that profits at St James Place (STJ) will come under pressure which makes the shares ones to avoid but picks me up on factual errors made yesterday in bearcast HERE. The reader writes: 

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645 days ago

BREAKING: Big Dish – the real numbers on rollout are shocking

Anyone buying shares in Big Dish (DISH) is off their rocker at two levels, notwithstanding the appointment of my good friend, the Sith Lord Zak Mir as the company’s PR man. Firstly, as I discussed here, is the fact that it is prepared to tell manifest industrial scale lies to investors. Secondly…

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645 days ago

A Lesson in Misdirection – Learning Technologies shares 60%+ overvalued

Bear raider StockViews has published a damning dossier on Learning Technologies (LTG) arguing that the shares, now 104p, are in fact worth just 40p.  The note is titled “A lesson is misdirection” and makes compelling reading.  It states:

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645 days ago

EXCLUSIVE: Damning New report IP Group at 62p, true NAV 40p, target price 28p ahead of bailout placing

Neil Woodford may have dumped his shares in IP Group (IPO) at 53p a few weeks ago but he collaborated closely with the company and its fortunes are in many ways tied into the scandal involving the man the Mail on Sunday, until recently, called Britain’s Buffett about once a fortnight. IP shares now trade at 62p but what are they worth? I commissioned resting fund manager “The Badger” who previously explained why, irrespective of who manages it, WPCT is worth only 3p a share, to produce a report. His  work is below.

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646 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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650 days ago

Plutus Powergen: it gets worse: shock boardroom bust up but no insider dealing, of course!

On Friday 18th October shares in Plutus Powergen (PPG) started to tank. By pure coincidence, we discovered today that its only credible director who had industry expertise, the Chief Operating Officer Paul Lazarevic, quit by email. Nothing to see there officer, no insider dealing as this is the AIM casino, this is all just a strange coincidence no need to check out the share trades, move along swiftly please.

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650 days ago

Expose: AIM Casino listed Amur Minerals and the great director share buying spoof

On 17 April 2018 AIM wannabee miner Amur Minerals (AMC) announced to great fanfare a scheme whereby directors and other senior managers would collectively buy £5000 worth of shares a month for a year. At the time, wityh the shares at 4.5p to sell,  I wondered if it was a spoof. But as each monthly announcement of director share buying came out some folks were encouraged. Today, with the shares at 1.65p to sell, I demonstrate that this whole scheme was a spoof.

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650 days ago

Brady: back to the FCA & AIM Regulation, please do not brush this scandal under the carpet

Individuals not companies commit fraud, lie via RNS and break securities rules. And it is individuals not corporates who must be punished for their crimes.  Otherwise getting caught for white collar crime becomes simply another “cost of doing business”. In that vein I have again written to the FCA and AIM Regulation about Brady (BRY) where I do not accuse anyone of fraud or lying but I do accuse them of heinous rule breaches.

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653 days ago

The Dark Destroyer Matt Earl publishes daming 71 page dossier on Eurofins Scientific

No doubt Roger Lawson reckons that Matt Earl should have run the dossier below by the Luxembourg based company first. It is long but damning and the shares are crashing on the back of it. Enjoy.

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657 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Premier African shares soar on spoof newspaper articles (below)

Align bust up is funny but the spooof newspaper articles Gary Newman alerts us to below about Premier African (PREM) are hilarious. But some folks believe them and the shares up up 71%. Bonkers. Elsewhere I look at fund outflow at Miton Group (MGR) and what that all means and at the most overvalued ramps on AIM: Versarien (VRS) and Bidstack (BIDS) where Cynical Bear thinks there is no need for it to warn that it will miss broker forecasts by a mile even though he accepts it will. Strange man.

 
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657 days ago

PCG Entertainment – shares suspended, administration looms, a statement that, even the white rabbit thinks is bonkers

This is insanity writ large. Richard Poulden of PCG Entertainment (PCGE) will always be my friend but I simply cannot defend a statement today which is, at almost every, level bonkers.

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660 days ago

IQE Plc – the Singapore joint venture implodes

IQE PLC (IQE) has today announced that it is buying out its partners in a JV in Singapore. Quite simpoly this JV has been a financial disaster, not that this was ever reflected in IQE’s accounts.Now it seems to have imploded with IQE’s partners walking away. Amazingly the shares are up on the deal at 62p. This is madness and this remains a stonking short.

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662 days ago

Sirius Minerals utterly roasted in superb SP Angel note - well done John Meyer!

Chris Frazer, the knobhead who runs Sirius Minerals (SXX) is today calling for bulletin boards to be shut down and again saying that private investors should only buy shares after seeking advice from regulated folks (Neil Woodford perhaps?) The blame for his company’s shares crashing by 90% and being a potential zero must lie elsewhere. Au contraire. I have lambasted John Meyer of SP Angel many times but his analysis of Sirius, its ghastly errors and dire position is superb. Meyer opines in his morning note today:

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664 days ago

Roger Lawson’s 17 reasons Not to own Burford

Roger Lawson of ShareSoc sent me a present the other day. Nope, not another lawyer’s letter but a copy of his new book “Business Perspective Investing… And why financial numbers are not important when picking shares.” A snappy title if ever there was one. I do think numbers matter but it is not a bad read. To demonstrate what he means, Mr Lawson has listed 17 reasons why he does NOT want to own or buy shares in Burford (BUR) and it is nothing to do with the Muddy Waters affair. The 17 reasons Neil Woodford ignored are:

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666 days ago

Could Ted Baker be a zero?

I ask a question which a year ago would have been something you would not have thought of asking: could Ted Baker (TED) go bust. Its shares, £17 a year ago, now trade at 470p valuing the business at just £212 million.

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666 days ago

BREAKING - Brady - its time to suspend (collapsing) shares & come clean

Eleven days ago I exposed the funding crisis at AIM casino dog Brady (BRY) which it, and its Nomad Lagos Securities, had hidden from investors for a long time, The shares were then 26p.  Thanks to my correspondence with AIM Regulation it was forced to, at least partially, ‘fess up to its problems. As I write the shares are now 4.05p having crashed another 46% today. Time for an urgent statement and share suspension methinks. Specifically we need to know:

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667 days ago

BigDish – evil spin doctor the Sith Lord Zak Mir bungles release as it announces new deal

BigDish (DISH“is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with NFS Technology Group to integrate BigDish within its Point of Sale software solution for restaurants” – noting NFS Technology Group have been operating for over 20 years and has over 1,500 clients”. The shares are though currently more than 4% lower on the day at 3.25p. Hmmm…

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667 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast brought to you from the killing fields of the Welsh Hovel

My cats are on a roll, It is horrfic. I mention this at the start just to annoy NoGold. Them ouzo for Nigel as Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) fesses up on a fake RNS. But it is still stuffed. I look at Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) as it dissembles, Brady (BRY) whose shares should be suspended, Clear Leisure (CLP) and a joke deal and Ted Baker (TBK) which seems fecked.

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671 days ago

Oooh er Mrs… you are naughty but I (don’t) like you

Okay I mix and match with my 1970s camp humour but one needs to seek something of joy if you are a shareholder in Management Resource Solutions (MRS), the AIM Casino dog whose shares are currently suspended as it works to get its operating subsidiaries of out the hands of  the administrators in Oz.  Things have just got worse. Much worse….

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671 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Off to the City of Lost Causes to see the Mighty Hammers

Yes my daughter and I will be at Oxford United tonight to see the mighty Hammers. COYI. As I try to contain my excitement I discuss Neil Woodford and what the dumping of IP Group (IPO) shares tells us, Aston Martin Lagonda (AML), the FCA and mini bonds and Alexander Mining (AXM).

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685 days ago

Iconic shareholders are morons: see you in Court Bitchez

Anyone who owns shares in a company that tells demonstrable porkies, via RNS, is by definition a moron. And, after events this week, that clearly includes shareholders in Iconic Labs (ICON). But they do not like the demonstrable falings of Iconic being pointed out to them and a small band of lunatics have taken to twitter to attack me.

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685 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Financially illiterate journalists like Carole Cadwalladr and Neil Woodford's cunning escape plan

Evil hedge funds backed Boris as they were betting heavily on shares to crash claims the crazy cat woman Carole Cadwalladr to rapturous applause from fellow financial illiterates. No doubt the BBC will lap thus up but the only problem is that it is completely untrue. It is fake news. I discuss this plus a cunning escape plan put forward for Neil Woodford’s Equity Income Fund. But there are snags.

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685 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: That Elon Musk & Tesla are fraudulent lie machines is a FACT so why aren't the shares at Zero?

I reflect on the annoversary of 9/11. I ponder points raised in today’s ShareProphets radio show with Carson Block and Anthony Laiker about bull market complacency to fraud. In that vein I use Tesla (TSLA) and the legal case below as a case study. I look at Neil Woodford’s latest £12.5 million woes answering reader feedback. I look at Catennae (CTAE), Riverfort Global Opportunities (RGO) and my pal Jim Mellon’s Fast Forward (FFWD). I also comment on the latest Burford (BUR) news.

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685 days ago

Optibiotix at 44p worth 97p says its broker Goetz

Goetz is the company’s retained broker so is biased but the 55 page note below which came out today is detailed. I am a big shareholder and regard the target as, of anything, cautious given that the chairman bought shares less than a year ago at 97p. Judge for yourself…

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692 days ago

Oooh Er Mrs – the comedy shit show continues at Management Resource Solutions ( shares suspended)

AIM Cesspit Posterboy Management Resource Solutions (MRS) served up another dollop of comedy on Friday. On Thursday it had waited until someone had had plenty of time to dump shares with the price tonking, before suspending its shares because of bad news it has known about well before the UK market opened. That news was that Voluntary Administrators had been appointed to 5 Australian subsidiaries. Now we learn more…

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692 days ago

BOOM: Neil's Woodford Patient Capital Trust: Banks now calling the shots, this is grim

Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) has today issued a shocking statement “Debt facility”. It shows that its banks ae now getting nervous and pulling all the strings. Boy, Neil Woodford must be glad that he has already sold most of his shares. The news also has grim implications for the Equity Income Fund.

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697 days ago

Oooo Er MRS, the comedy shit show continues – shares in Management Resource Solutions suspended

Shares in this posterboy for the AIM Cesspit fell in morning trade. Pure coincidence natch! Nothing to see here officer, move along quickly please. At 2.20 PM the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation suspended trading in a company we have pointed out is drowning in debt and red flags and is almost certainly worthless on many occasions as you can see HERE. At 4.01 PM Management issued a statement. You cannot make this shit up. Only on the AIM Cesspit.

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699 days ago

Podcast: Massive six year base will lead to higher move in gold - $1800 on the cards

Technical analyst Louise Yamada makes the observation that twenty years ago there were more stocks on the market than today. This is due primarily to companies buying back shares. Recently companies have cut back on buying back shares but that is a significant reason for the market moves over the past decade.

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700 days ago

Optibiotix – the interims do not impress but the shares really are a strong buy

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have fallen by more than a quarter on the back on results for the six months to May 31 which are, let us not kid ourselves, really not very impressive indeed. The bears are cock-a-hoop but now talking errant nonsense. We bulls look a bit daft. As a shareholder I feel a bit sore but, having chatted to CEO Steve O’Hara at length, I retain a stance of strong buy. I see one director, Fred Narbel, has bought 17,000 shares at 50p and I expect more, larger scale, boardroom buying to follow. And this is why…

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700 days ago

Letter to Nomad Cairn Financial re ADM Energy: why were you party to deception and are you contacting the FCA

Shares in ADM Energy (ADME) are almost certainly, more or less worthless, as Gary Newman explained here. Those who paid c20p at peak “Sheikh on the Make hype”  for the shares must be spitting nails. The object of their anger should be Nomad Cairn Financial, of Cloudtag infamy, to whom I have written today cc’ing in AIM Regulation and the FCA. The letter follows.


ADM Energy: Investors Deceived and Possible Insider Dealing – request for formal investigations.


To Cairn Financial
cc: AIM Regulation & the FCA

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708 days ago

Eddie Stobart - the Red Flags were there to spot

We missed this one. we cannot spot every car crash waiting to happen. But we did give an alert of sorts. Week in week out, Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) featured in Steve Moore’s table of the most shorted AIM shares. When bears hunt in packs, like this, they are rarely wrong, especially when the biggest cheerleader on the other side are Bulletin Board Morons or, as in this case, Neil Woodford. So what were the red flags? There were three big ones:

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709 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: which is the best way to lose your cash, buying Nostra Terra shares or with ProphetFX?

I start with a discussion of how young and inexperienced most sell side analysts are and why that bodes so badly for the horrors that will emerge in the coming bear market. I move onto Versarien (VRS) a pointless deal and accounts that contradict themselves, I look at Burford (BUR) and the sex tapes allegations as well as my own on Napo and then finally at forex service ProphetFX which is drowning in red flags as is AIM Casino rubbish Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG)

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712 days ago

Avanti to delist its AIM casino shares – shareholders lose 99%, founder makes close to £20m

I was once a believer as shares in the satellite company Avanti Communications (AVN) soared to 800p+. But I saw the light many moons ago. Today they languish at 0.5p as the company has announced that it is to delist from the AIM Casino. For six years this website has been warning about this disaster in waiting now we are 100% vindicated. Are there lessons to be learned? You bet….

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723 days ago

BREAKING: Burford’s Aussie Peer IMF Bentham slates the accounts of its British Rival

Burford Capital  (BUR) may claim that the Muddy Waters research report is hogwash. I disagree and regard it as a damning indictment which makes the shares univestable. Now senior figures in the industry are speaking out and they too slate Burford.

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724 days ago

Burford Capital is an "accounting fiasco" - Muddy Waters publishes damning report

We warned our readers yesterday that Muddy Waters was on the case. In fact we’ve been warning about Burford (BUR) for months on this website. The company responded with a pathetic RNS this morning which caused the shares to spike. Now they are tumbling as the Carson Block report is out and its damning. Carson opines:

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724 days ago

Muddy Waters set to destroy London company at 8 AM Wednesday - is it Burford?

Legendary bear raider Carson Block, aka Muddy Waters Research, is set to publish a bombshell dossier tomorrow at 8 AM GMT. Given the tweet below there is fevered speculation that it is a London listed company and speculation is centring on Neil Woodford dog Burford (BUR) shares in which are off by 15% as I write. Two things to note:

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735 days ago

Amino Technologies – a Recovery Buy

Shares in self-styled “technology provider for modern TV experiences” Amino Technologies (AMO) were above 200p as recently as early October, when they were then hit by a warning of “an intensification of external macroeconomic headwinds”, including “higher than expected component price increases”. However, consumers wanting to enjoy content at the time and location of their choice has remained a clear trend and there has since also been a “transformation programme”. This is actually a stock we tipped in 2014, on which we banked big gains at 141p in 2015. Now at a 128p offer price, we ride again…

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736 days ago

Dev Clever worth £200m - you is ‘avin’ a Turkish, have a butchers at truly dire interims

Dev Clever (DEV) listed on the Standard List in December at 1p with some true rogues subscribing for placing shares. One of them blogged a thesis that the shares were worth 50p (a £200 million market cap) and that sort of ramping saw the shares reach 13p. Today they are sharply down at 3p to sell after the release of dire interims.

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736 days ago

Volex – a buy?

Recent results from Volex (VLX) included “over the past year we have continued to deliver on our stated strategy to refresh our customer base and grow our business with both new and existing customers. This has resulted in a significant increase in profitability at Volex, and our group is now in a much stronger position than it has been for many years”. The shares have recovered from sub 50p as recently as early summer 2017 but are down from 100p+ last month to a current 89p offer price. That looks to offer opportunity…

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736 days ago

Podcast: I'm calling for $1500 gold and $26 silver and shares to crash next year

Analyst David Hunter is sticking to his target of $1550-$1600 for gold, which he predicts will be reached around early September. For silver, he feels that $26 is still a definite possibility. He says, “When people become more interested in gold silver will head higher. Silver usually underperforms on the downward moves in gold and outperforms when gold rallies.”

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741 days ago

Reader Poll: IQE appoints new Nomad and broker so what price is the bailout placing?

We warned you two days before the most recent profits warning from IQE that one was on the way, HERE,  and when it arrived it meant that the company was a slam dunk cert to need a bailout placing. Today we discover that Canaccord has been axed as Nomad and replaced by Peel Hunt while Citigroup joins the party as co broker. This can only mean one thing, that bailout placing is imminent. So with the shares at 52.4p on Friday (and overvalued at that) at what price do you think the placing will be at? Vote below with a deadline of midnight tonight.

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748 days ago

Berkeley Energia – “Strategy and Management Changes” = CEO resigns. Why?

What the hell is happening at Berekely Energia (BKY)? A “Strategy and Management Changes” announcement from Berkeley sees the shares currently slightly lower below 19p, albeit still up from sub 10p at the beginning of this year…

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750 days ago

Yourgene – results and explanation as Tom Winnifrith plans to sell but Steve does not

Tom writes: I explained some months ago that I felt morally uncomfortable holding shares in Yourgene (YGEN) in this bearcast. Put simply its technology will encourage more women to test a foetus for Down’s Syndrome and that will lead to more abortions.

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753 days ago

Union Jack Oil at 0.21p worth 0.55p?

Caveat 1: SP Angel which produced this note is house broker to Union Jack Oil (UJO) so is biased. Caveat 2: Zac Phillips no longer works at SP Angel and the new analyst is not fit to lick Zac’s boots. Caveat 3: Chris Oil owns stacks of these shares and will sell into any spike while urging others to buy like the dirty little spiv he is.  Having said all iof that I can’t fault the logic of this detailed note.

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758 days ago

Anglo African Oil & Gas shares tumbling - urgent statement needed on two matters

Having announced a £2.7 million placing at 5.2p and a shockingly bad undeclared related party death spiral to bring in another £5.5 million yesterday shares in Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) are tumbling are are now just 4.4p to sell. An urgent statement on two matters is needed. Firstly:

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764 days ago

BOMBSHELL: Versarien is its US oil graphene order a total spoof? A hard look at the maths – what it won’t tell you

Yesterday, shares in Versarien (VRS) raced ahead by 10% as it announced an order with an (un-named, natch) US oil and has explorer for 12 kg of its high purity graphene nano platelets (GNP-HP) integrated into a polymer masterbatch by Neill Rickett’s great Britiosh Company. But the RNS did not spell out the value. And doing his, almost, weekly ramp on Justin the Clown’s promotional limp dick podcast he again refused to say. So here is some hard maths: I suggest this order may be a spoof.

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764 days ago

David Lenigas pot play – a shameless ramper doesn’t change his spots

Ok, so Horse Hill is now shown to have been a great big 100 billion barrel piss take. David Lenigas does not mind. He is no longer involved with any of the Horse Hill stable of related party companies he helped to create. He’s probably sold his shares. He’s almost certainly made millions of pounds and so he needs a new game,a new crock of shite to ramp. Step forward AfriAg (AFRI) on the NEX lobster pot and the tweet below.

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767 days ago

Optibiotix – North America deal; this is big, very big...

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced what could be its biggest supply and manufacturing deal to date and it could be generating revenues within a couple of months. This is big, very big and at 80p offer the shares are a strong buy.

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768 days ago

Neil Woodford dog RM2 shares collapsing – statement needed ASAP

A week ago shares in “disruptive pallets” Neil Woodford dog RM2 (RM2) were 38p. Today they are off by almost 20% at 28.5p and surely a statement is needed. It cannot be good news. And this is why.

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774 days ago

Sound Energy bailout $3m placing to keep lights on.. pro tem

Once upon a time, with its shares at 82p, Sound Energy (SOU) was valued at c£500 million. But no institutions were backing it, this was just a ruthless private investor ramp. It worked but you cannot keep plates spinning forever and drill failures in Italy and Morocco brought the shares crashing down. Today there was a final kick in the gonads for the mug punters suckered in by CEO James Parsons and others.

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778 days ago

Big Sofa Trading Statement – Recovery full steam ahead

We tipped Big Sofa (BST) just a few weeks ago at a 4p offer. The shares, of which we own a good few, are now 4.5p-5.25p following an upbeat trading statement. But hang on tight as there is far more to come.

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779 days ago

He’s ‘avin’ a giraffe – king fraudster Rob Terry wants to sue Watchstone (Quindell as was) for £14.7m

You could not make this stuff up.  Watchstone (WTG), Quenron as was is trying to sue its founder, the king of the fraudsters, Rob Terry and others for breach of the share purchase agreement entered into by the Company with Mr Terry and others on 28 April 2011 in respect of the sale and purchase of shares in Watchstone Limited. But now Terry is seeking to counterclaim for £14.7 million. His claim is utterly ridiculous but will waste more of Watchstone’s dwindling cash pile.

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781 days ago

On The Beach: Top broker predicts THREE profits warnings, lashes poor quality of City analysis

In a private email to key clients a top broker has today suggested that, £600 million capitalised (at 460p),  On The Beach (OTB) will have served up THREE profits warnings by early 2021 and that the shares are worth 300p, tops. I have obtained that email which is below:

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782 days ago

Woodford Patient Capital Trust – the most pathetic of statements, shares slide again

I see that the spin doctors for Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) told their poodles in the deadwood press (the FT) to run a fake news article suggesting that vultures were circling looking to bid for the company and its assets. No-one, not even the PR cocksuckers at the Financial Times, believes that for a minute and the shares have slumped again today to 59p, despite, or perhaps in part because of, the weediest of statements from WPCT.

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784 days ago

Yourgene – Adam Reynolds buys 900,000 shares at 11p, chat with the great man

Reynolds now owns 6.35 million shares in Yourgene (YGEN), 1.1% of the equity and though not a dominant portion of his net assets, still a material amount. So why did he buy? I chatted it through with him and his simple answer is “because the shares are cheap and I could.”

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784 days ago

Kefi Minerals at 1.53p worth 8.53p claims convicted felon Champagne Charlie Gibson

After news last week there is no doubt in my mind that Kefi Minerals (KEFI) really is very cheap. And so I present a note explianing why. Two caveats. 1. It is published by Edison which is paid to push this out so is hardly impartial. 2 The author is my old pal the convicted felon Champagne Charlie Gibson. To his credit, when not getting sozzled before driving home in his motor to go cuffing members of the working classes, Charlie does actually know a bit about mining. The note is below.

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785 days ago

Another after hours utter Neil Woodford SHOCKER – Worthless Proton calls him for £25m, so who will pay?

I have flagged up repeatedly that one almighty headache for Neil Woodford is that NEX lobster pot listed joke company Proton Partners International (PPI) has a legally binding right to demand up to £70 million in equity investment from Nei Woodford’s funds. Given that its shares have traded once in the 3 and a half months since its scandalous IPO this is a real nightmare.  At 5PM today we learned Proton has called Woodford for £25 million…questions, questions…

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786 days ago

An Open Letter to Susan Searle at WPCT No 2 – Neil Woodford must be fired now to save our company

Susan Searle, the fragrant chairwoman of Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT), where I am a loyal owner of 10 shares, has yet to respond to my polite letter demanding she suspend the shares, fire Neil Woodford and undertake a strategic review. But events now force me to write again in light of Woodford’s incoherent video of earlier.  That suggests WPCT now faces a full blown crisis. The letter follows:

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789 days ago

Purplebricks: Dumb Hun-ny – "resigned" founder Bruce sells all his shares to Axel Springer

Michael Bruce founded Purplebricks (PURP) and was its boss until he “was resigned” after the most recent lack of profits warning.  Having sold £25 million worth of shares at 360p to Germany’s Axel Springer last March (when the Krauts also spunked £100 million on new shares at the same price), he is not short of a bob or two but today he dumped his remaining 46 million shares on Springer at £1 a pop.

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789 days ago

Berkeley Energia – responds to ‘price and volume query’ (not from the London market authorities, natch)

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has responded to a ‘price and volume query’ received from the Australian Securities Exchange. This with the shares sparking having been heading down towards 15p last Friday (natch, it’s not the London market authorities being proactive)…

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796 days ago

Red Rock Resources – Jupiter Mines update – this share is just unbelievably cheap

I know that a lot of folks do not like Red Rock Resources (RRR) boss Andrew Bell and so disregard all fundamentals for his company. Perhaps why these shares are just so stunningly cheap as news from Jupiter Mines makes clear. I do like Bell and do not hide the fact that he is my friend but I would not buy shares in his company just on that basis.

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796 days ago

Wishbone Trading statement – a bad tip, apologies but a buy at 0.05p

Last week, Wishbone Gold (LSE:WSBN) served up a trading statement that saw its shares tumble to 0.04p-0.05p. As a shareholder I share your pain and apologise for what has been a bad share tip. I have drunk my own medicine averaging down so do feel that pain big time. I can understand how some folks are angry. Over at ShareProphets someone posted this comment:

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796 days ago

Another day, another Optibiotix deal – Buy

The shares are off a tad thanks to another piss poor hatchet piece on Stockopedia, which I take apart HERE. There is actually some good news from Optibiotix (OPTI)…

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796 days ago

Caption Contest: Neill Ricketts of Versarien seeks guidance from a strong and stable proven winner edition

Versarien (VRS) shares have now fallen to just 98p with the stink around share sales at 136p by boss Neill Ricketts amid the whiffy China deal announcement now getting stronger and stronger. In light of that there is only one person to guide Neill forward. I invite you to supply a suitable caption for the photo below in the comments section by midnight tonight. The winner will, as ever, get a photo of Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer filling out her tax return.

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796 days ago

Sound Energy – is that noise the screams of Bulletin Board savant agony? It will get worse

I warned folks time and time again that the valuation of Sound Energy (SOU) was a monumental joke as the shares were pumped up to a peak of 82p. But the savants of the Bulletin Board Moron community knew better and hurled back abuse. Today the shares are just 11.62p but that is still way too high.

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797 days ago

Accesso shares have more than halved – who is to blame? Natch it is Tom Winnifrith says Roger Lawson who wants me closed down

Shares in Accesso (ACSO) have more than halved so who is to blame? I warned folks on numerous occasions about aggressive accounting, weak cashflows, lack of timely disclosures and hefty boardroom share sales, notably in a detailed piece HERE. And you might have thought that those were all very good reasons why the shares have tanked. Oh no…step forward loyal shareholder Roger Lawson of Sharesoc reporting back on the AGM which he attended.

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804 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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806 days ago

From 82p to 0.4p in seven years …its all a bit of a Blur as Maistro prepares for AIM Casino exit

Retained losses are £27 million and counting, the shares have collapsed from 82p at IPO to just 0.4p, Blur (BLUR), now rebranded as Maistro (MAIS), has been a disaster for investors but at least its founder Phil Letts and his ghastly wife who was also on a fat salary have been able to buy and upgrade a Country mansion, as we noted HERE.  Today as it issued another lack of profits warning and warned of another cash crisis, Maistro says it is going to delist from the AIM Cesspit.

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811 days ago

Podcast: A New Uranium Bull Market is Approaching

We have a small exposure to Uranium via Berkeley Energia (BKY) but its shares are driven by the Spanish approval process more than the uranium price. But I can’t say i’d be averse to a bull market in yellowcake. 

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811 days ago

Mirriad Advertising Results – Told y’all cash crisis ahoy

You have been warned so many times by myself about the uber dog Mirriad (MIRI) which listed on the AIM casino at 62p per share in December 2017. The shares are now 6.25p so shame on Nomad and broker Numis for this hound. Today we have calendar 2018 results and a warning that it needs a bailout placing within a year. I should cocoa.

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811 days ago

Purplebrickssucks.com - a website dedicated to how a company screws its employees and customers

Purplebricks (PURP) is notorious for sending fascist lawyers letters to folks who criticise it. But in the US libel laws favour free speech not heavy handed corporates keen to gag whsitleblowers.  Ultimately a business model that is predicated on screwing both staff and customers is doomed to fail and I shall turn to the latest lack of profits warning from Purplebricks later today. However, for now, I inveite you do enjoy the world of Purplebrickssucks.com  - read at your leisure and having done so I am sure you’d agree that only a true moron or Neil Woodford, would want to own shares in this company.

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815 days ago

Reach4Entertainment – shares up on 2018 results, but looks much more to come

Entertainment marketing and communications group, Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results for 2018 and that “positive progress has continued into 2019 and the board is confident of delivering expectations”

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815 days ago

Reach4Entertainment shares to more than double

Okay we own a stack of Reach4Entertainment (R4E) shares so I am biased. Dowgate is house broker so it is too. But the thesis is solid and if anything I regard the target price as far too low. So with all those caveats, here is the broker’s note.

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823 days ago

Westminster – a French farce of an acquisition by fatso Baldry and accounting mayhem

On 29 January 2019 Westminster Group (WSG) the dog chaired by ex Tory MP Tony “fatso” Baldry of 3DM infamy issued a ramptastic trading statement to ramp its shares up to 12p allowing it to do a bailout, keep the lights on, placing at 10p a few days later. Now, as it prepares for its next bailout placing we have more grim news marking the company out as utterly uninvestable. First the mess of its accounts.

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823 days ago

Optibiotix – full year numbers, the share price reaction was wrong...

The shares are down on the day by a couple of pence at 72p-75p. The press release was long, verbose and not well crafted. As a loyal shareholder, I found a long chat with boss Steve O’Hara far more constructive. Optibiotix (OPTI) has never been in a better place and thus its shares are very cheap and a strong buy…

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823 days ago

Ferro-Alloy Resources - how about your adviser, broker & shareholder Shard send me a lawyers letter too after your joke IPO

I feel rather left out. A leading broker has received a fascist lawyers letter from Shard Capital for describing the IPO of Ferro-Alloy Resources (FAR) at 70p on 28 March as a “scam.” He was a tad harsh in that description but with the shares having tanked to 31.5p already and still a screaming short, it does not smell good..So here is what stinks.

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823 days ago

Ooops I forgot to say this in bearcast (Wishbone)

Thanks for all your emails, fellow shareholders. I had indeed noticed that shares in Wishbone Gold (WSBN) were down by c27% today at 0.07p and so put in a call to Richard Poulden.

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834 days ago

Winnileaks expose (perhaps): Versarien – is Neil Ricketts taking the piss with share sale and BIGT investment

In September 2018, Versarien (VRS) raised £5.3 million at 145p.  Ramptastic CEO Neill Ricketts stated that he wanted to take part, to buy shares at 145p but could not do so as he was sitting on inside information. Yesterday, having exercised options at 29p, he flogged 307,970 shares at 136.1p netting him a cool £340,000. But that is not the thing that, perhaps, really stinks.

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835 days ago

EXPLOSIVE: Management Resource Solutions - 12 damning questions

It is bad enough that Management Resource Solutions (MRSis insolvent as shown HERE. It is worse that it will not answer questions about the stink to high heaven non declared related party Alerion deal we exposed HERE. Now I have 12 more questions for Messrs Hogan, Zorbas and Grove. These worthless shares should be suspended at once.

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843 days ago

Concepta – £2.3 million placing at 3p: what a bunch of (another word beginning with C)

Nine days ago Concepta (CPT) was pushing aggressively at UK Investor - having just re-announced a deal with Boots - and mug punters responded, paying up to 3.75p to buy shares in the market. Last week I was made an insider. Apparently two big funds were desperate for shares and a placing to raise £2 million was underway.

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844 days ago

Yourgene – FY Trading update, Do the maths - this is incredibly good!

As you know my only concern over Yourgene (YGEN), where I remain a loyal shareholder, is an ethical one. A full year trading update, though badly crafted - note to board: sack useless PR - is incredibly impressive and removes any financial doubts. The shares have not yet responded. They will. At a 12.75p offer fill your boots at up to 15p – this stock will soon be in the roaring twenties and is a STRONG BUY...

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846 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Concepta EVERYTHING that is wrong with AIM Casino Placings on display

We own shed loans of shares in Concepta (CPT) and they are, in my view, still cheap. But today's placing fills me with utter disgust and makes me so angry as I explain in full. The image below is from the Boots website.

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849 days ago

Sosandar slides again back towards IPO price – time to buy back in?

In covering this subject, my prime concern is not to hurt the feelings of Britain’s top share blogger, thirsty Paul Scott, who filled his boots at the 17p IPO. Mr Scott repeatedly argued, normally via 3AM thirsty tweet rants, that my tipping the shares was holding them back and so when I advised readers to bank 100% gains at 34p (and did so myself as well) he argued this was awful advice but thought it good for the share price which he saw at 65p+. The stock is off another 5% today at 22p to sell so should we be thinking of horrifying thirsty Paul and buying back in?

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852 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: my daily chat with my friend the IRA man

Anyone who follows me on twitter knows my feelings about the vermin of the IRA but I have a daily chat these days with my pal the IRA man about Brexit. I discuss its effect on shares and suggest that a far bigger political threat is really not priced in. I explain why I know Yourgene (YGEN) is having a trading statement on Monday and what makes good journalism. I look in detail at Mobile Streams (MOS), insolvency law and the nature of trade receivables and at Gear4Music (G4M) and its latest warning which is enough to turn a man to drink, the shares remain a stonking sell. Finally. get your wallets out!

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852 days ago

8 days is a long time in the history of Pantheon Resources...oh dear, oh dear

Eight days ago Pantheon Resources (PANR) issed an RNS proclaiming a "successful flow test" of the Alkaid well. Its shares zoomed. Today we have an "update." Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear. The shares have slumped by 27% to 20.5p and I suspect that initial reaction is way too generous.

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853 days ago

Management Resource Solutions – an open letter to Nomad Arden: suspend the shares NOW!

During the weekend in three separate articles I have detailed what an insolvent can of worms is AIM Cesspit listed Management Resource Solutions (MRS) and asked questions that need answering about its latest £1.32 million all share acquisition. The company has failed to answer the matters raised and its shares have plunged another 25.4% to 2.35p today. I have thus written to Nomad Arden demanding that it suspend trading in the shares at once and why. The letter is below. 

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856 days ago

Purplebricks – is it time for a Full Year lack of profits warning?

Britain’s most conceited fund manager, Neil Woodford, has been catching the Purplebricks (PURP) falling knife all the way down and, as at October, his funds owned 29.25% of the company and so he really can’t buy many more shares. And the problem is that no-one else out there is daft enough to throw good money after bad and thus the stock continues to head south. At 123.8p to sell the shares are almost back at the level of the most recent profits warning on February 21. That tells you that another warning, a full year one, is one the way.

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859 days ago

Gold shares are set to fly

The latest report from the world's best known resource investment group, Sprott, explains why now is the time to buy gold shares. Okay author Trey Reik is talking his, or rather Sprott's, book but the case looks a strong one anyway as you can see below.

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862 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Wrestling with my conscience on Yourgene, Down Syndrome and abortion

We own stacks of shares in Yourgene (YGEN). I am in no doubt that they are very cheap and will head sharply higher and soon. But I am wrestling with my conscience here and in light of it being World Down Syndrome Day yesterday I explain why.  If you enjoyed this, almost, profanity free bearcast, follow a bloke from the Grim North who donated enough to buy a whole house in the welfare safari and support the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE.

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864 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - crunching the numbers after today's dire results & profits warning from IQE

In today's bearcast I take a very detailed look at IQE (IQE) and explain why the shares are worth 40p max, potentially half of that. I also cover Blue Jay Mining (JAY), Yourgene (YGEN), Tomco (TOM), Cloudbuy (CBUY) and F40 member POS Walcom (WALG). If you enjoyed this, I think, profanity free bearcast, follow a bloke from the Grim North who donated enough to buy a whole house in the welfare safari and support the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE.

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865 days ago

Podcast: Steve O' Hara of Optibiotix bullish on revenues, talks Germany, India and more

It is a Proactive interview so the questions are not exactly taxing. But the ansswers given by Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) are illuminating. "The majority" of partners are now generating revenues. This company has signed almost 30 deals. That tells me that the massive ramp up in sales in H2 of last year will continue and indeed accelerate in H1 this year and beyond so full steam ahead. I reckon the shares are a buy at the current 84p and at up to 90p and see the shares motoring ahead to 125p+ in short order. Note what O'Hara says about the pipeline of announcements.

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866 days ago

Blue Jay Mining - Placing being sounded out - City source

We have warned you time and time again that Blue jay Mining, the stock promoted shamelessly by disgraced share promoter Old Mother Michael Walters and SP Angel's John Meyer on the basis of bogus "imminent" offtake deals was one to avoid like the plague. The shares are off by 20% today at 9.1p and, a reliable City source, says that investors are being sounded out about a material placing. But at what price?

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870 days ago

Bahamas Petroleum Pump & Dump – I do hope shareholders were lubed up, this will hurt

A month ago shares in cash strapped Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) traded at 1.2p which was probably generous. for this company has struggled for years to secure the farm in partner it needs to drill its acreage in the Caribbean. But then things started to happen.

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877 days ago

Video: Lynn Rees of Yourgene - my Q1 2019 nap pick

Okay he is Welsh, but there is no doubt in my mind that the new boss of Yourgene (YGEN), Lynn Rees is a class act. He recorded an interview with Proactiv e Investors yesterday which I viewed as very encouraging. I am expecting another very upbeat trading statement within weeks to confirm that the debt free company is now profitable and with big operational gearing and surging sales, should become very profitable really very quickly indeed. And that should driv e a material re-rate fior the shares which are now 10.75p - 11.25p, My target remains 20p and this was my Q1 nap pick and I'd expect by April the shares to be a lot closer to that target than to where they are now. Judge for yourself.

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880 days ago

ShareSoc bang on the money about wholly unacceptable boardroom greed at TrakM8

Unlike the Thirsty one, theUK's top share blogger, who repeatedly encouraged his readers to fill their boots with TrakM8 (TRAK) ,I warned you repeatedly here of its aggressive accounting, its lack of cash generation, its nonsensical acquisitions, its RNS lies and that this was an all round dog. Today, it adds to its crimes against investors with an  example of quite egregious boardroom greed. Mark Bentley of Sharesoc shares my anger and writes:

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883 days ago

Mayan Energy – Sack Charlie Wood & the BOD or the shares are worthless

Mayan Energy (MYN) thought it had good news last week but if a god company (and no-one is saying that Mayan is that) meets a bad management it is the reputation of the latter which emerges intact. Thus the City’s No 1 oil analyst, Zac Phillips of SP Angel has renewed his call to sack the board starting with Charlie Wood. The great man writes:    

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883 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Neil Woodford fools the morons on the deadwood press (again) and Malcolm's worst article yet

I am losing my voice and have had to postpone my training walk today. Tomorrow, come what may, I will do 15 miles. Think of an old and sick man, listen to my croaky voice and sponsor a rogue blogger for Woodlarks HERE. In today's podcast I look at how Neil Woodford has legged over the deadwood press yet again, at why i remain bearish on equities and at Malcolm's worst ever article, pure cobblers on Brexit and shares.

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890 days ago

R4E shares to almost double - former No 1 rated media analyst

Until recently analyst Paul Richards was at Numis and was the City's Now 1 rated media analyst. Now he is at Dowgate and has just published a detailed note on Reach4Entertainment (R4E) after its placing and acquisition today. He reckons the shares should almost double from 1.29p to 2.4p. I own the shares and think his forecasts are light and thus so is the target price. Judge for yourself, the note is in full below. 

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892 days ago

Patagonia Gold – in short it’s fecked

Shares in Patagonia Gold (PGD) have more than halved today to 46.5p but the market is being kind. Today’s news is disastrous and things are likely to get far worse.

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897 days ago

Now it is UK Oil & Gas where David Lenigas is ramping shamelessly and arguably committing market abuse

If you had followed the last two share ramps from Big David Lenigas you would be feeling pretty sore. In less than two months you would have spunked two thirds of your cash on Angus Energy (ANGS) and a third on Greatland Gold (GGP). Well done Dave. Today he is pumping UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) as you can see below but has he gone a step too far?

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899 days ago

Cabot Energy postpones insolvency with up to £2.8 million fundraise at just 0.1p – Oh dear

Once upon a time shares in Cabot Energy (CAB), then Northern Petroleum, traded at almost 150p. Today it announced a bailout funding at just 0.1p. despite it raising $15.3 million at 5p just a year ago. Oh dear… and it could get worse.

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903 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Big Sofa option award & rebasing, the good, the bad and the ugly

I own these shares and it was a tip of the year ( which is up). I update on that tip in light of the share option news of yesterday evening but also comment on Big Sofa's (BST) award and rebasing of options, one aspect of which is totally unacceptable and repellant.

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904 days ago

BREAKING: Learning Technologies hit by short selling dossier - predicts 50% downside

Shares in Learning Technologies (LTG) are off by 5% today at 66.8p but that still values the company at £442 million. The reason for the fall, the publication of a "short dossier" by Stockviews which seems pretty damning. Stockviews argues:

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905 days ago

Video: Dave Richards of Wandisco starts to stick it to the City great and good, this will be fun

I have always liked Dave Richards of Wandisco (WAND) and indeed own a few shares. In the video below he tells the BBC how his firm was almost ruined and wiped out by folks parachuted on to the board from big corporations. But that is only half the tale. The question is who imposed them and backed them? The answer is City advisors and institutional fund managers. I spoke to someone close to Dave this morning and Dave will spill the beans on the City grandees who almost screwed his company up. He's a brave guy for speaking out. This is going to be illuminating and entertaining and will cause some real discomfort in the Square Mile. Bring it on...

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905 days ago

Caption Contest Frontera fraud special - Police talking to the whore blogger Malcolm Graham Wood

After today's cache of bombshell emails exposing the fraud at Frontera (FRR) folks will have even more questions for the whore blogger Malcollm Graham Wood who ramped the shares shamelessly in return for, undeclared, payments from Frontera. In light of this I have unearthed this pic of the Fat Bastard with his back to the camera helping the Police with their enquiries. Please supply suitable captions in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight.

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915 days ago

Frontera shares now worth 0p but changing hands at just 0.06p

The whore blogger Malcolm Graham Wood urged shareholders in Frontera Resources (FRR) to hang on after the shares – 0.28p at suspension, down more than 99% on the IPO – were booted off AIM.  The morons insisted they would be buying more as soon as they could and that shorters would be unable to close. Here, c/o the great Northern bear Waseem Shakoor is proof of the reality.

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918 days ago

Bad news for AIM - Class Action against Cantor Fitzgerald re African Potash fraud fails to get off the ground

African Potash (AFPO) released 2 RNS statements about claimed deals in Southern Africa,. The shares raced ahead. Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald and its QE Mr Stuart Dick signed off on those RNS statements but cannot have bothered to check the original documentation about those deals. Because I got hold of that documentation & published it and that showed the RNS's were misleading. But they caused a share spike allowing a bailout placing to go ahead.

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918 days ago

Frontera Resources still lying brazenly as it is slung off AIM

Frontera Resources (FRR) did not wish to leave the AIM Casino. Having its shares freely traded meant it was able to obtain death spiral finance to bay its bills. No trading facility, no death spiral, no future. But…

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918 days ago

10 stocks about to lose their Nomad – possible AIM Casino suspension ahoy

Thanks to the hapless clowns at Northland losing (oops I meant surrendering) their license there are still a stack of stocks which will see their shares suspended on February 1 and booted off the casino for good on March 4 if they cannot find a replacement.  The ten at risk are:

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925 days ago

The new mega ramp from David Lenigas

 I rather suspect he has shares in this one..

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929 days ago

Flybe knocks talk of counter offer on head with asset disposal – shares collapse

Some fools were buying shares in Flybe (FLYB) at up to 4p yesterday on the hope of a counter offer to the 1p a share Virgin/Stobart (STOB) bid. Fools. They should have followed the sage advice of ShareProphets. Today Flybe has knocked all that on the head and the shares have crashed to 2.57p. They are still 150% or more overvalued.

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934 days ago

Meet PushPullGymApparel - He is a Moron. He owns shares in Anglo African Oil & Gas

Meet another charmer from twitter. Natch this poltroon also seemed convinced that the demonic TW was short (I was not!) his beloved Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG), not just being a good journalist and breaking a story.

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939 days ago

Independent Oil & Gas – are the shares a zero? A detailed look at the maths of the FCA Raid…

As I noted yesterday, London's second worst Nomad,, FinnCrap (FCAP), and Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) served up a wholly misleading response to my Thursday bombshell. Now for a detailed drill down on the maths to reveal the extent of that deception….

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941 days ago

IQE: Countdown to another shocking profits warning & admission that refinancing needed now underway: Apple warns

Oh dear. Oh dear. For those beguiled by the shoddy analysis of thirsty Paul Scott into buying shares in IQE (IQE), things are set to go from bad to worse. Much worse.  Last night Apple issued a first quarter sales warning.

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944 days ago

Another day of shame for AIM: Cabot Energy spunks $16.5m in a year, warns could go bust in weeks, did ex CEO inside deal?

Cabot Energy (CAB) which, as Northern Petroleum, once saw its shares touch 140p today admitted that unless it gets away a placing at a “deep discount” (its words) it will go bust by the end of January. Its shares, about which we have been warning for eons, have crashed by 59% to 0.625p. To think that, less, than a year ago, former CEO Keith Bush raised $16.5 million at 5p. All the money's gone.

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947 days ago

Wishbone Gold Placing, I could ffing scream - BUT!!!!

Tom Winnifrith wrote before Christmas: I am just livid, But you make bad trading decisions when livid so I am not selling my shares in Wishbone Gold (WSBN) but am doubling down on my torture by going to spend two days with my mother in law in the grim Northern welfare safari.

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948 days ago

First Derivatives – now tell us about Kx and Shakti: does this make your $53.8m ( which you don't have) a pure spunk?

Given that its IPO prospectus was fraudulent and how its earnings have been materially overstated in recent years as demonstrated here, only the sort of moron who would back the fraud Globo to the hilt would still be owning shares in First Derivatives (FDP). They are an outstanding short at 2125p. But now lets look at Kx Systems Inc and something that might just blow up First early in the new year.

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948 days ago

Frontera – Nomad quits, shares suspended, it is game over morons & ouzo time for me

I have spent all weekend being abused on twitter by morons who own shares in Frontera Resources (FRR) - notably @keithcareth, check his feed he is insane -  who insisted that I did not know what I was talking about, that the FCA was after me, etc etc etc. I await an apology as today – as was inevitable after our weekend revelations HERE and HERE – the Nomad, Cairn, has quit. The shares are suspended and here is why it is game over.

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952 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the most shorted shares on AIM - the bear case is now even stronger

I start with a look at Frontera Resources (FRR) and what should and what may happen on Monday in light of this weekend's revelations. You would not want to be long of this one. Then I look at the most shorted shares on AIM and explain why for many of them, notably IQE (IQE), Telit (TCM), ASOS (ASC), Boohoo (BOO) and Victoria (VCP) the bear c ase has just got that much stronger, by an order of n, in the past few weeks. Finally a warning for shareholders in First Derivatives (FDP) - I have a small present for you tomorrow. :)

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953 days ago

Frontera Resources Court Filing - hung in its own words: we publish damning court filing

 The court filing below hangs Frontera (FRR) in its own words. It makes it clear that it is in default on the Outrider loans so is likely to lose all its assets. It also lays bare its failure to secure external funding throughout the past nine months and its now utterly parlous financial state. The shares should be suspended first thing Monday. If not they will utterly collapse. If you have ignored my repeated warnings and can sell Monday do so at any price. And this document may trigger another FCA investigation.

For it shows that Outrider can veto any new loans - surely that is something Frontera should have revealed when claiming it had a $60 million term sheet (i.e it had asked for a loan). Surely that non disclosure misled investors? How long can Nomad Cairn continue to act for Frontera? A resignation and share suspension surely cannot be ruled out in light of this latest bombshell.

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953 days ago

Winnileaks: Breaking - Frontera Resources under FCA investigation for misleading investors

The Winnileaks service has been provided with an email sent by an investor which confirms that investigations are underway into whether Frontera Resources (FRR) has mislead investors. Facing two big court cases, out of cash, drowning in debt and burning cash could this be the final straw?  It goes without saying that the shares are a sell. the email is below:

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955 days ago

Lyin’ Steve Sanderson caption Contest Result – joint winners

Shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) have actually rallied to 1.35p to sell in recent days. Natch they remain grotesquely overvalued as the clock starts to tick on the countdown to yet an other placing. But still there are those who reckon that on £650k per annum Lyin’ Steve Sanderson is good value as CEO. Whatever. On Tuesday I asked for suitable captions for the photo below and there were many decent entries as you can see HERE. But there can be only one winner…NO!

There are two winners of a semi-naked photo of Britain’s top share blogger (mornings only) Thirsty Paul Scott and they are:

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956 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - when does forced selling by fund managers become a flood?

I start with the issue of fund managers and redemptions and thus forced selling of shares. Not just Neil Woodford, a special case, but generally. I look at this in the context of what corporate newsflow I expect in January.  I also look at Urals Energy (UEN), Telit (TCM) and the FCA, Andalas (ADL) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) answering a point posed by our own in house Bulletin Board loon Wildes HERE.

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957 days ago

As UK Oil & Gas shares plunge to 1.225p – it's time for another Lyin’ Steve Sanderson caption Contest

Of course the stock is still hugely overvalued. But as they have plunged from 2p in just a few weeks, for some reason, Big Dave Lenigas has stopped pumping out twenty tweets a day about how cheap the shares are.  Meanwhile the Bulletin Board Morons who lined up to abuse and smear myself and folks like Waseem Shakoor, who warned them, have been lining up to apologise. Not! And thus we have another pic of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) boss Lyin’ Steve Sanderson in action destroying shareholder value for you to consider ….

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959 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a dark day in the fight against corporate fraud & the share price that tells you a B2C stockmarket bloodbath is on the way

I start with the bad news on the collapse of the fraud case against two Tesco (TSCO) executives. We have got the fight against fraud all wrong. But things will change as the anger generated by a bear market causes calls for dramatic change. Then, starting with the share price of Intu (INTU) I explain why this shows you that there is an almighty B2C bloodbath on the way in 2019 and how you must reshape your shares portfolio accordingly.

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959 days ago

Shock Winner of smug Sam Smith of FinnCrap Caption Contest announced

After its IPO I asked you all for suitable captions of the photo below. As you can see HERE there were many en tries but there can be only one winner of the sem i naked photo of the UK's top share blogger (mornings only), thirsty Paul Scott. If you feel aggrieved by the winner, fear not, we will have another contest featuring Sam when FinnCap (FCAP) has its first profits warning. So you will not have to wait too long. Anyhow the winner is...

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959 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Malcolm Stacey you are talking bollocks

Malcolm wrote a piece today on Brexit and shares.  Quite simply he is talking unmitigated bollocks and I explain why.

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969 days ago

Numis statement shows why FinnCap’s IPO today is such a stinker

FinnCrap (FCAP) has today listed on AIM having raised £3.75 million of new monies while insiders dumped £1.25 million of shares on mug punters. Unfortuanately for smug Sam Smith and the FinnCrap team a statement on current trading from Numis (NUM) shows just why FinnCrap rushed to get its own IPO away and why it should be avoided like the plague.

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972 days ago

FinnCrap: Yourgene (Premaitha as was) shares to double

Okay FinnCrap is FinnCrap and caveat two it is house broker to Yourgene (YGEN) so take this all with a bucket load of salt. But, I agree, the shares are cheap. So here is what analyst Mark Brewer emailed out this morning after interims:

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972 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I have a fecking brilliant idea for Neil Woodford all I need is £3m and I've bought some shares

Forgive the lack of copy on ShareProphets today and the tardy bearcast. All is explained. I look at Woodford's latest disaster, Kier (KIE) but have a corking business proposition for Neil. It just cannot fail, all I am seeking is £3 million for 20%. And I have bought shares in a company on AIM. You will think I am bonkers but let me explain why I have made a material investment.

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974 days ago

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix on another great piece of news

Okay, I know that an interview with Proactive Investor is not exactly taxing, the questions make those posed by the Sith Lord Zak Mir look like the Spanish Inquisition in full flow. But Optibiotix (OPTI) has more great news today and Steve O' Hara rams that home in the video below. The shares are 96p and I am certainly not selling any at anywhere near this price - they are going a lot higher.

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981 days ago

Creightons – positive response to interims, but still looks much more to come

A 28p offer price October tip from ourselves, shares in developer, manufacturer and marketer of toiletries and fragrances Creightons (CRL) have now risen comfortably above 30p on the back of results for the company’s half-year ended 30th September 2018…

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982 days ago

Optibiotix – Greek deal, news via Adam Reynolds keyboard but better to come – BUY

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have not been immune to the general market sell off and trade at 64p-66p despite some more positive news. The frustration is that it has been announced with a release typed on the Adam Reynolds keyboard, the one with no numbers on it. But fear not bigger deals with real numbers will follow shortly...

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984 days ago

Angus Energy – the liar in the ointment: Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorius

Angus Energy (ANGS) shares may or may not be cheap on fundamentals. That debate is for another day.  But weighing down on this company is one almighty issue of corporate governance: the lies its founder Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorius told about his dealings with loan provider America 2030 in June 2018 and the cover-up that continues to this day.

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984 days ago

Do the Leni-maths Lyin' Steve Sanderson pays to explain why UKOG is so cheap to a credulous Sith Lord Zak Mir

If you are a proven liar like Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) who won't buy any shares in his own company but wants to ramp them ahead of the next placing what do you do? Easy. Pay Sharetalk (we will interview anyone who pays the fee) to record an interview with the Sith Lord Zak Mir who makes Justin the Clown look like the Spanish Inquisition and ramp away. Today's podcast is a classic bit of Leni-maths as Lyin' Steve explains to a credulous Zak how to value an oil stock and why UK Oil & Gas could be worth hundreds of millions of pounds if not more. Of course Lyin' Steve is talking utter crap as I explained HERE.  Meanwhile enjoy...

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986 days ago

Sound Energy: the spinning stops, the plates come crashing down – ouzo time

Do you remember when shares in Sound Energy (SOU) were 80p+ and some commentators thought they would multi-bag from there?  I warned you that this was a stock built on spinning plates and that, one day, reality would cause pain and misery for shareholders. That day is today, the shares are down by 29% at just 17p. But could it get even worse?  You bet it could.

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986 days ago

Wishbone Gold: Buy at 0.095p target 0.589p or 1.19p

Two caveats. Firstly, the analyst producing this note is Dr Michael Green who as PR man to the fraud Sefton (SER) earned a fat wedge protecting that fraud by, inter alia, masterminding a dirty tricks campaign against myself and Dan Levi.  He is a motherfucker with no place in financial services and he should be cold shouldered by anyone with any sense of morality. Secondly, Align is a paid for research provider. Notwithstanding that I reckon Wishbone Gold (WSBN) shares, which we own and bought more of at 0.1p, are very cheap.  So here is the Align research. The morally bankrupt Green who Align should fire on principle, opines:

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989 days ago

TrakM8! Timber! Chickens come home to roost big time!

For a while it was going so well for TrakM8 (TRAK). Put out RNS’s saying you had cash when you had debt, record ramptastic interviews with thirsty Paul Scott and get him ramping hard, make really dodgy acquisitions that made no sense, generate no cash and watch the shares go ever higher. Then the Sheriff of AIM started to look underneath the hood and kick the tyres. The shares were 360p back then. They are opening today at just 23p to sell after a truly diabolical set of results and a (lack of) profits warning. If you were at the heart of the rampfest, it would be enough to turn a man to drink.

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992 days ago

IQE Clarifies profits warning: as predicted the “crowded bear trade” supports share price (for now)

I noted last night in my bonus bearcast that the real short position in IQE was, whatever the FCA says, probably well North of 20% and that as bears used the profits warning as a reason to close out what is clearly a “crowded trade” this would provide some share price support. And so it has come to pass.  The shares are up 4p at 71p having fallen 29p in late trade Monday. IQE has also clarified its profits warning and that has offered some comfort. It won’t last. You see it is all about cash.

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993 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Excuse the triumphalism but crack out the fecking ouzo - IQE shocker profits alert

Ten miniutes before the close IQE (IQE) issued a shocking profits alert. The shares crashed 29% to 67p. Where will they go tomorrow? Excuse the triumphalism but I have been the biggest IQE bear going and, again, I say to my critics I was fucking well right and you are morons.  All is explained in this bonus podcast. PS If any moaning Taffies bleat on about the content well go feck yourselves and get over it.  Detailed financials are below:

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993 days ago

Clem Chambers’ Online Blockchain Spoof – FY Results: you could not make this stuff up

The full year results from Online Blockchain (OBC) do not look that terrible until you compare them with the interims at which point you start to ask just when will the money run out. This statement is terrible and, understandably, the shares – 200p at peak ramp earlier this year – have slumped another 3p to 22p-27p. Ouch.

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996 days ago

Galantas shares to treble - this could be a conservative target

I don't normally take broker research seriously but a) Galantas (GAL) operates in Ulster so I am biased in its favour and b) analyst Roger Bade at Whitman Howard is no fool. He reckons Galantas at 6p is worth 17.3p per share. The market cap today is £12 million but Bade explains why by 2020 the company could be generating £8 million of cashflow and by 2023 that could be £13 million and that is on uber-cautious gold price assumptions. The note (below) is very much worth a read.

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996 days ago

Woodford Patient Capital lasts just 11 days in FTSE 250 – PR campaign neutered after feck up

The PR machine of Neil Woodford got its pliant servants at the Daily Mail and elsewhere in the corrupt deadwood press to make great play about how the Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) was about to go into the FTSE 250 Index so meaning that Index funds would have to buy the shares so the share price would go up. Uh Oh! Late last night came an announcement from the LSE:

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996 days ago

Has Jug eared virtue signalling prick Gary Lineker got no shame? Backing the Quindell fraudsters AGAIN

As BBC license fee payers, you will be truly delighted to see how the vast pay cheque given to Gary Lineker is being spent. You may remember that the crisp salesman was appointed as brand ambassador to Ingenie, part of the Quindell (QPP) fraud, now under SFO investigation as the UK’s largest stockmarket swindle for 30 years. Lineker was given millions of pounds of free shares in Quindell which he sold onto poor investors who lost almost everything - having said he'd be a buyer. Well it worked before…

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997 days ago

Accesso - a detailed short thesis: shares should halve from here

I hinted at the short case for Accesso Technology (ACSO) a few weeks ago HERE. What follows is a far, far more detailed proposition as to why this stock is grotesquely overvalued. At 1,880p, the market cap is £512 million...

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997 days ago

First Derivatives shares surge on interims but 11 points you may wish to consider

As I write, shares in First Derivatives (FDP) the company floated via a fraudulent IPO and which has overstated its earnings by c50% for each of the past three years, are surging. Interims have gone down well and the stock is up 160p ( c5%) at £34.10. But hang on Henry… here are 11 points you may wish to consider before buying

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998 days ago

Victoria plc – “outrageous untruths… damaged the value of the shares”?, what about the margin warning & bond issue shambles?

Late last month, Steve noted on Victoria plc (VCP) warns on margins, Lucian’s ‘roll up unravel’ underway?. Since then there’s been “Credit Rating and Response to Speculation”“Credit Rating” and now “Update on Bond” announcements…

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1000 days ago

Marcus Stuttard, the world's worst regulator receives evidence of fraud at MySquar caption contest

In October last year I presented thje AIM Regulation team headed by the man who ludicrously allowed himself to be dubbed the Sheriff of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard with slam dunk proof of massive fraud at MySquar (MYSQ). He did nothing. MySquar raised millions of pounds AFTER that from issuing shares which after today are now worthless as the fraud is laid bare. Mr Stuttard's failure to act has cost investors millions. And this is not his first lamentable failure. Is he the most useless regulator on this planet? Anyhow, he is pictured below after receiving my proof of fraud at MySquar last October. Please supply a suitable caption by midnight tonight in the comments section below.

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1004 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: resolving the Barclays affair & a day of spoofing

I start with the final part of my story of battles with the bastards at Barclays (BARC). Then I cover Wishbone (WSBN), shares we own, Online Blockchain (OBC), shares I'd rather eat my own toes than own, MySquar (FRAUD), Conroy Gold (CGNR), I3 Energy (I3E), Catenae (CTEA) and Oilex (OEX).

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1004 days ago

When related parties are dumping shares at a 75% loss in 4 months you know you should panic – ref MySquar

On 23rd October as oily and unpleasant PR man Piers Pottinger, now the face of the fraud MySquar (MYSQ) as its chairman oozed up to do a paid for share pump interview with Proactive it was announced that Mypay Limited, a related party thanks to links to the criminal family of ex CEO Erik Schaer, had sold shares so it no longer had a notifiable interest. A week later the company did a bailout placing at just 0.35p. It gets worse.

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1004 days ago

GYG – the Woodford reverse Midas touch strikes again: banks must be shitting themselves

Oh dear. When Neil Woodford spunked £8 million of other folks cash into the July 2017 100p a pop AIM casino IPO of yacht refitting company GYG (GYG) he thought this would be plain sailing. Oh no. Au contraire. The reverse Midas touch has struck Britain’s most arrogant fund mis-manager withy the second (lack of) profits warning in two months. Now I suggest the banks must be shitting themselves, the shares are 42.5p, sinking like the Titanic, as friendless as the Marie Celeste, and things are only going to get worse.

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1007 days ago

Frontera shareholders you have been raped – "discussions with majors" exposed as meaningless MOU

Oh dear. Oh dear.  With the disgraced and widely reviled dirty tricks specialist Tim Thompson running its PR Frontera (FRR) was always going to play fast and loose with the rules of the AIM casino as it tried to ramp its shares ahead of yet another bailout placing. Today it announces a MOU which is really nothing of the sort and exposes this promote for the crock of shit that it is. Even the dullards on the LSE Asylum must now start to realise that they have been had.

Frontera had announced that it was having “discussions with industry majors.” Encouraged by the silky words of the paid ramper, the whore blogger Malcolm Graham Wood, toxic Tim Thompson and others the LSE Asylum dwellers speculated about big farm in deals with BP and others. Telephone number sums were discussed in a wankfest of the mentally inadequate.

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1012 days ago

BP - a buy for income

Shares in BP (BP.) approached 600p as summer dawned and again earlier this month. They’ve been hit in the recent sell-off though, despite - already offering a hefty dividend - the second quarter results having emphasised “momentum and the strength of our financial frame… we are increasing our dividend for the first time in almost four years. This reflects not just our commitment to growing distributions to shareholders but our confidence in the future”

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1012 days ago

Fuck Yu! Shares crash 80% as accounting review commences. Uh oh….. surely this is another £12m of AIM fraud?

AIM-listed Yu Group (YU.) only joined the AIM Casino back in March 2016, via a placing at 185p. Since then it has been a one-way street for shareholders, with the stock rising to a peak of over £14 in March of this year. And then, in May, the Finance Director resigned…..

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1013 days ago

Video: Gold and gold shares rally but there is more to come

Gold and gold shares have had a good mini-run/recovery. But there is more to come claims Jordan Roy Byrne, the only technical analyst who is not a complete saddo/fool. All is explained in the latest video from Palisade Capital

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1016 days ago

Video - Premaitha presents and grilled at UK Investor City Forum

Four Premaitha (NIPT) bods presented and faced the music at the UK Investor City forum last week. I was hard on them with my questions as were other members of the audience. But I think they coped well and the shares are most certainly a BUY. Enjoy the video and remember that the next forum (featuring Sosandar) is on 3 December. We will start taking bookings next week.

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1017 days ago

Wishbone Gold - placing at just 0.1p, ouch, but strong buy – average down (we have)

Tom Winnifrith writes: This has been a bad tip. We apologise. We owned the shares too and share that pain. But with the stock now at 0.1p-0.12p the shares are a STRONG BUY, average down. Let me explain.

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1018 days ago

BREAKING: First Derivatives - will "interesting" sales tactics be revealed in a US court?

Anyone still owning shares in First Derivatives (FDP) after our string of revelations culminating in today's uber-aggressive mega-earnings flattering accounting policies HERE, is bonkers. Well it never rains but it pours...

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1018 days ago

Shoe Zone – shares jump on ‘ahead of expectations’ update, but still an income buy

Shoe Zone (SHOE) “now expects to report a full year profit before tax for the year ahead of market expectations and in excess of £11.0m”

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1019 days ago

Creightons - a penny share buy

Having exceeded 40p in 2017, shares in Creightons (CRL) fell to below 20p early this year following a trading update including that “the group has outsourced supply of some branded products lines. This has impacted upon the profit margins of these lines. Therefore, the board has concluded that the full year profit before tax is likely to be marginally lower than last year”. However, that was because of “demand out-pacing capacities in our factories ahead of planned expansion in manufacturing capacities”. Despite late June-announced results having shown profit actually slightly ahead and including that investment in personnel and equipment “has been successful with all previously outsourced manufacturing brought back in house by the end of May”, the shares have only recovered to a current 28p offer price…

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1021 days ago

Frontera Resources - all is not as it seems, No 1 City analyst weighs in

The fools who own shares in this company and post on the LSE & ADVFN Asylums just do not realise what a mess Frontera Resources (FRR) is in. I explained earlier how this could be a zero HERE. Now we have the take of the City's No 1 oil analyst Zac "the knife" Phillips of SP Angel. Over to the great man...

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1021 days ago

Babcock International – Boatman Capital publishes bear dossier: here it is in full

Bear analysts Boatman Capital made the schoolboy error of leaking part of its report to the Sunday Times. The deadwood press is part of the problem not the solution. Thus the Sunset Times scuttled off to Babcock (BAB) allowing the company to spin its side and the paper to run a piece slating the bear commentary.  Such is the sordid state of financial journalism in Britain today. Anyhow for what it is worth the full report is now out and Babcock shares are starting to slide despite the company’s spinning c/o the deadwood press…

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1021 days ago

Charlie Wood survives Mayan GM but only on a technicality and bent vote claims Align's Jennings

Charlie Wood the interim CEO at Mayan Energy (MYN) managed to cling onto his role at last Thursday's GM despite the very serious evidence of a massive COI over the Deloro deal which saw his wife get almost free shares in Deloro while Mayan provided most of its funding. So how on earth did Wood win the vote. Richard Jennings of Align, Wood's bete noire, makes some observations:

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1024 days ago

OptiBiotix Health - again a buy

Having reached circa 130p in August, shares in OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) have slid to 78p-81p. This is despite a pipeline of seemingly very significant deals likely to be converted and as such…

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1025 days ago

Synectics – a buy for recovery

Having been over 600p in 2013, shares in Synectics (SNX) were heading towards 100p towards the end of 2014 following a “Trading Update and Board Changes” announcement, which included from Chairman David Coghlan; “In the board's view, and I'm sure that of other shareholders, a third profits warning in a year for Synectics is unacceptable, even after five years of solid profits growth. Some of the factors behind this poor performance have been outside the company's control, but others were not. Action is being taken to ensure future profitability is not dependent on the timing of revenue recovery in certain sectors”. Such action looks to have been taken, but the share price has only recovered to a current 220p offer – and this looks a recovery story with more to go…

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1025 days ago

Sosandar – after the pump the dump and an old chestnut of an excuse

Broker Shore Cap insisted that shares in Sosandar (SOS) were worth 50p. Thirsty Paul Scott gushed about how they were potentially worth far more and after such massive pumping the stock hit the mid forties at which point it was valued at around thirty times historic sales. Insanity. And then the shares started sliding, falling from 44p at the start of this month to 36p yesterday. That must have been enough to turn anyone to drink. Whatever could have been happening… oh yes…

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1029 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Hey Robbie Burns are you Darren Winters in a cheap suit? And why First Derivatives shares should more than halve!

Apparently Robbie Burns, The Naked Trader, is giving Darren Winters style uber expensive and useless trading courses at which he terms me a drunk. Hmmmm... As a sub 5 units a week man, my PA investing is not going so badly that I have to resort to being Darren Winters in a cheap suit.  The bulk of this podcast is on First Derivatives (FDP). After yesterday's bombshell expose I explain why the shares - down 25% last week - could easily more than halve again from here. 

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1030 days ago

Bluejay, spoof share purchases, more disgusting behaviour & a blatant lie from disgraced SP Angel and the questions mount

This morning BlueJay Mining (JAY) announced that three directors had bought shares.  That is a spoof. The amounts are not material and the aim is to try and arrest the share price slide. If anything such spoofing is itself another reason to sell. It gets worse…

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1038 days ago

The beginning of the end for pothead liar Elon Musk and Tesla - the SEC Swoops

The Securities and Exchange Commission, the SEC, has announced that it is to sue Elon Musk and Tesla (TSLA) for fraud and wishes to bar the pothead liar Musk from running a public company The news saw the shares tank by $37 to $270 in after hours trading but this is just the beginning of the end for the porky pie merchant and his out of cash and drowning in debt company.

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1039 days ago

Mirriad parts company with CEO just 9 months after disastrous IPO, cash spunk up to £1m pcm

Cynical Bear warned you that the 62p per share, £63 million, IPO of Mirriad Advertising (MIRI) would cause tears before bedtime. Obviously not for IP Group (IPO) which was able to justify its daft pre IPO investments in relation to that crackers listing price. Nor for Nomad and broker Numis or PR parasites Hudson Sandler which will have earned fat fees for the listing. Coke and hookers all round for the crony capitalists.  But for anyone dumb enough to buy the stock since the IPO this has been a horror show. The shares are now just 30p mid, they have more than halved in ten months on the AIM Casino. So what’s today’s news? It is bad, natch.

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1046 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I stand with Donald Trump & the Minoan chairman is my friend but...

In today's bearcast I look at the danger of a stockmarket crash in light of a tweet from the great Donald Trump earlier today. I cover N4 Pharma (N4P), cue smutty schoolboy jokes as its shares flop, and then I take a detailed look at today's news from Minoan (MIN). If I was a shareholder I would be seething but should I be selling?

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1048 days ago

RM2 – Wins "Significant" Contract er... whatever it is still 5 minutes from bankruptcy

Shares in Neil Woodford uber dog RM2 (RM2) are up by 59% at 0.875p. That means that the market cap has jumped by £14.4 million to £38.8 million on the back of a contract win termed “significant” but which clearly is not and does not change the fact that this company is five minutes away from midnight, that is to say bankruptcy. It’s got to be placing ahoy.

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1048 days ago

Malcolm Stacey heads to Russia in search of the Magic Money Tree Part 1

Mrs Stacey says that I have been spending too much time in the Punter’s Return reading dull articles about shares and that we need a break. She says that I need inspiration for my next novel and so has suggested that we head off on one of those holidays advertised during Midsomer Murders for a more mature and sophisticated audience.

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1049 days ago

Imaginatik – Vin Murria is a total genius but not enough of a genius to walk on water

Shares in Imaginatik (IMTK ) are off by 10% today at 7.625p on news that Vin Murria will, if she goes ahead, invest in new shares to take a majority stake but at 2p, not at 2.5p.  Still the price is nonsensical.

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1049 days ago

Frontera Resources falls out with Yorkville which calls in $2.65m debt – it is fecked, will Nomad Cairn walk?

In the end the chaps at Nomad Cairn walked from Cloudtag (CTAG) when it was clear that it was a fraud run by liars. Frontera Resources (FRR) is a shit show run by liars and a fallout with death spiral provider Yorkville (YA) today could be the final straw for Cairn – might it resign leaving the (worthless) shares suspended? Or will Frontera just go bust?

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1053 days ago

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix - am I selling or buying?

Having top sliced our holdings in Optibiotix (OPTI) a few weeks ago I see the shares are back at 94p today despite it having served up cracking news last week. I am asked if I am panicked? Not at all. I fully expect the shares to bounce sharply on more good news. Are we buying more? No I stated clearly, I wanted to build up our cash reserves as I am worried about the market. That has not changed.  Yesterday CEO Steve O'Hara did an interview with Proactive and if you are worried watch it, below, and you should be greatly reassured.

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1054 days ago

TrakM8 AGM – another day another profits warning on the way

My long term bearishness about TrakM8 (TRAK) a company that issues misleading RNS’s, makes ludicrous acquisitions as it racks up its debts and never translates profits (a matter of opinion) into cash (a matter of fact, unless you are an AIM China fraud) is well documented here.  Of course,  Thirsty Paul Scott had cosy chats with the management and knew better than a "nutcase of the first order". Today the shares have tanked to a new multi year low after another dire statement.

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1055 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Roger Lawson says the mainstream press thinks TW is a "nutcase of the first order"

I start with a reflection on 9/11 and the Orwellian claims to be fighting terror as discussed in more detail HERE. Then it is onto Roger Lawson of ShareSoc and his claims of how the mainstream press view me. Heck if they really thought that why do they keep lifting our stories and running them as their own work? Whatever. I regard the MSM as part of the problem of stockmarket corruption and not the solution and explain why. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Toople (TOOP), Oneview (ONEV) and a real problem with Nomad resignations on the AIM Casino, Frontera (FRR) and Online Blockchain (OBC) where directors really need to Show Me The Money or the shares will carry on sliding.

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1055 days ago

When you think the law fails you it is time to take it into your own hands - Big Dave Lenigas is...Charles Bronson

Having failed to ramp shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) on the back of its utterly misleading RNS yesterday, an episode discussed at length here, Big Dave Lenigas tried to deflect attention by launching an amazing rant at anti drilling protesters at Horse Hill. It started off as only semi-Musk but by the end, as you can see below, it was alarming.

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1056 days ago

Elon Musk's biggest fan in Greece updates his facebook page - crime does pay for Costis the Globo fraudster

Elon Musk might be forgiven for thinking that few in the business community still lve him. But he does have fans. Step forward Costis Papadimitrakopoulos the founder and CEO of Globo (GBO) which raised tens of millions of dollars in debt and bvia issuing shares on AIM and claimed to have net cash but er... did not. It was a fraud and Costis took stacks of that cash and also sold all his shares before the balloon went up after being tipped off by snot gobbler Dan McCrum lof the FT. Anyhow Costis has been busy on facebook updating his profile last month as you can see below.

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1060 days ago

Conroy Gold – Share Talk - sordid ramping at the bottom end of AIM

Share Talk is a website that takes money from, usually, crap companies. It does not appear discerning. If you are a PLC with a cheque book come on down! It does not disclose its business model and it then provides what it terms “the Independent voice across social media” or what you and I would term sordid share ramping. Shares in Conroy Gold (CGNR) are up 30%today to 13p to sell thanks to such ramping. But before you get too carried away….

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1061 days ago

Sefton Resources – Jimmyliar Ellerton shares confiscated, yours may be forcibly bought back

And you thought the pantomime was over… now unlisted and registered in the BVI the latest developments at Sefton Resources (SER) are, predictably amusing. When Sefton was booted off AIM it had 4.8 billion shares in issue. Until the other day it appears to have had almost 9 billion pieces of confetti in issue. But that is set to change.

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1070 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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1071 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Elon Musk pulls "funding secured" Tesla bid, lies and heads for jail - Tesla shares to crash, a zero possible

Natch the news came not via an official statement but via a blog post at 11 PM, no-one is watching o'clock. Musk is a slam dunk for jail, the rest of the Tesla (US:TSLA) board may join him, and Tesla is finished, it could well be a zero. All is explained in my latest podcast.

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1072 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: why I am selling shares in Sosander and others - 25% chance of a stockmarket crash by Christmas

Nigel and Thirsty Paul Scott may think I am nutso but I explain the specific threats to the Sosander (SOS) share price that caused me to bank spectacular gains - one threat is an overall market crash, I discuss how likely that is and what you should do before and after

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1072 days ago

Sorry Nigel & Thirsty Paul but I’ve sold all our Sosandar

Nigel Somerville says that he is hanging on for much more and his patience may be rewarded. Thirsty Paul Scott speaks to Sosandar (SOS) bosses regularly then updates his fellow morons  on the ADVFN Bulletin Board. “Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, I speak to management regularly and it will all be brilliant” says Thirsty Paul. Whatever…

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1074 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Justin the Clown who proves he cannot count to ten live on air interviews a shameless John Meyer of SP Angel

This may be the main bearcast or it may be a bonus. It all depends on how I feel and daughter Olaf feels after I pick her up at 4.30 AM Athens time in the Greek capital. In this I look at Falanx (FLX), the red flag of a rapid change in advisers ref Halosource (HALO) but also in more general terms and then at a shameless performance by John Meyer of SP Angel as he is interviewed by Justin the Clown over Bluejay (JAY). Meyer is at best an idiot, at worst he is covering up for what appears to be market abuse by his employer in relation to Bluejay shares. I will not let this one go. The clown's podcast is torture to listen to but can be found HERE if you feel you deserve 20 minutes of torture.

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1076 days ago

Strat Aero – a tacit admission that it will be out of cash within months

AIM Cesspit poster boy Strat Aero (AERO) has today announced that it has upped its stake in Gyrometric Systems Limited from 36.9% to 57.7% by issuing £273,000 “worth” of worthless pieces of confetti ( 23.8 million shares). Whoopie do.

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1079 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Stacey & Trump wrong, Bowden misguided & Musk just Nutso - Tesla to $0?

In today's bearcast I explain a few flaws in today's article HERE by Malcolm Stacey on Brexit and shares. And why, for once, Donald Trump calls it wrong when he says companies should report less often. Then I take on Mr James Bowden of Stockemndation after his latest article HERE -why brokers and newspapers are to be ignored when they say BUY. Finally Tesla and Elon Musk, I look at the latest developments at Musk's clear mental breakdown (I should know about it, but it was six years ago for me) and at why Tesla could be a zero and far faster than folks think.

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1080 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast, Jim Mellon, SalvaRx and the lessons from the todger spray episode

In today's delayed podcast I look at the lessons for SalvaRx (SALV) from the Plethora (PLE) & Regent Pacific episode and ask what is happening at Regent as its shares continue to slide? I also look at the increasingly confused picture at Online Blockchain (OBC) and then ponder why CEO's should not be a guide to share prices or when to sell, ref Optibiotx (OPTI), noting also today's events at Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX)

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1090 days ago

Photo Article: Cynical Bear does the decent thing on Optibiotix

For eons Cynical Bear has made one of his seven things that will never happen series, that Optibiotix (OPTI) shares would not reach 100p. As you may have twigged, they have reached and now breached, closing last night at 124p. And with a very pregnant deal pipeline so a stack of RNS's on the way, we who ignored the old Bear are feeling happy. I teased him that by way of apology he should send a bottle of ouzo to Sheriff of AIM Towers. He is a good man old Cynical Bear. Late last night, guess what arrived...

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1090 days ago

Argo Blockchain - 195% upside in share price claims Gollum

We had the bear case on Argo Blockchain (ARB) from Cynical Bear over the weekend, I corrected a few points in bearcast yesterday but admit that I am clueless about my first blockchain stag. Now we have the bull case, 195% upside from 12.5p. The shares are now 13p. I should caveat that the detailed research report below was penned by the dribbling refugee from the Northern slums, the widely despised Richard "Gollum" Gill but if you are interested...

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1094 days ago

After the David Lenigas twitter pump on Angus Energy...guess what happened next?

The leopard does not change its spots. Pumping UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) hard as it was trying to arrange a bailout placing is bad enough. But now we come to Angus Energy (ANGS) another Horse Hill play and one where the CEO has just "been resigned" in disgrace following revelations HERE. But Big Dave has, as you can see below, been pumping its shares hard on twitter. What happens after a Big Dave pump?

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1096 days ago

IP Group - surely the shares are a sell...

The Communications Director for IP Group (IPO) is a former workmate and all round superstar Ms Liz Vaughan Adams, aka Lizard. So Lizard,  I'm sorry to be writing this but I picked this up on the broker wires this morning and I cannot disagree with this sell/go short thesis.  

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1097 days ago

Midas can you please advise your poor readers to sell Optibiotix every day?

Amazed to find that one of her share tips had actually gone up, Jo Hart of the Midas column In the mail on Sunday  advised the poor saps who follow her to top slice or sell Optibiotix (OPTI) on Sunday. Just as a buy note from Ms Hart is seen by most folks as a sure sign that a PR puff campaign is underway and that you should sell at once, the Midas sell stance seems to have pushed the shares ever higher as the chart below demonstrates. Yes £1 hit again, another case of ouzo Cynical Bear needs to send me. I discussed why I’d not be selling at this price as I expect fireworks soon HERE. Meanwhile…

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1106 days ago

Thirsty Paul Scott on why Sosandar shares will continue to head higher

Thirsty Paul Scott is meant to be on a sabbatical but has taken time out to post his thoughts on Sosandar (SOS) on a Bulletin Board. While HotStockRockets suggested banking some gains or top slicing on Friday at 34.4p, Paul agrees with Nigel Somerville and reckons the shares are going a lot higher. Whatever one thinks of Thirsty, he knows the retail sector well and opines:

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1107 days ago

Mpac Group – trading update blames Brexit & all sorts, bank any remaining gains; sell

We tipped shares in the then Molins, Mpac Group (MPAC) at a 125p offer price in June last year. They recently returned above 200p, but now have been hit by a half-year trading update…

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1108 days ago

Video: Optibiotix chairman Neil Davidson - I've bought £250,000 of shares ..so far!

Okay the video is from blowjob TV that is to say Proactive from yesterday and thus the interviewer makes Zak Mir look like Jeremy Paxman. But, remembering that chairman Davidson has a reputation to lose, take note of what he implies about buying even more shares and also about deals not yet announced. His quiet confidence is clear and that is why even at 86p-88p you would be certifiable if you sold any shares. We certainly will not be at anywhere near this level.

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1111 days ago

Fatso Baldry – when’s the Westminster Group bailout placing & at what price?

Shares in Westminster Group (WSG), run by loathsome ex Tory MP slug, Tony “fatso” Baldry of 3DM infamy have slipped again to just 9.2p to sell.  Those who ponied up £750,000 in the last bailout placing at 22p, less than six months ago, must by now realise that backing a Baldry run company is financial hara kiri.  But things are going to get worse. You see the money's almost gone....

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1116 days ago

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix presents and quizzed at UK Investor City Event Monday

 Neither myself or the audience gave Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) an easy ride at Monday's UK Investor event in the City. But he presented well and I note that the chairman has today announced the purchase of £150,000 of shares at 71p. Watch Steve closely and you will see why the chairman is buying and why the shares - which are our largest holding but one we have added to in the past couple of months - are so cheap.

 
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1121 days ago

Purplebricks – the only reason the shares have not completely crashed is it is hard to borrow stock

If Neil Woodford wants to make a few friends, as I sense right now he has none at all, he should put his stock in Purplebricks (PURP) up for borrow. Then at least the bears would like him. Because right now there is almost no borrow and the cost of shorting this company is c25% per annum which is a real deterrent. If there was some borrow these shares would halve at once after today’s shockingly bad results.

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1121 days ago

Angus Energy boss Tidswell and the share swindle it gets even better – meet Elizaveta Lata

Only London’s worst Nomad, Roland “fatty” Cornish could have overseen the shambles at Angus Energy (ANGS) exposed earlier today HERE whereby its boss Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorious handed over all his 39 million shares as security on an (undisclosed) before signing paperwork only to find – with no money advanced – that 10.8 million had been flogged. But it gets better. Far better.

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1131 days ago

Crack out the Ouzo at Sheriff of AIM Towers: Fastjet shares crash as potentially terminal cash crises emerges – feck you Citigate

I guess the journalist smearing bastards at Citigate Dewe Rogerson might be about to lose another retainer. Their response to my probing of the financial woes of their poxy client FastJet (FJET) was to threaten and smear me. Fuck you Citigate. Now Fastjet has ‘fessed to just how grim things are. It could be tits up time by the weekend. Crack out the ouzo, let’s celebrate. I shed no tears for a company that stands by the actions of scum like Citigate. And I warned shareholders often enough what financial fate lay in store for FastJet.

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1142 days ago

Podcast: Doug Casey - uranium may be my favourite commodity right now

Buy shares in Berkeley Energia (BKY)!  Okay that is what I think, you want to hear from veteran investor and libertarian thinker Doug Casey.

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1143 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I said he was mad, I was wrong

In today's Bearcast I reflect that it is now just 6 weeks and 1 day to the great event. With gift aid myself and Brokerman Dan have now raised more than £8500 for Woodlarks. As I prepare for a 14 mile training walk this weekend please do sponsor me - I am sure you can afford to donate a tenner HERE. In the podcast I look at Orosur Mining (OMI) - down 48% today but still 90% overvalued - UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Kefi (KEFI) - where we own shares - RedstoneConnect (REDS), Purplebricks (PURP), Neil Woodford and Feedback (FDBK).

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1147 days ago

BCA marketplace – Utterly bizarre bid or non bid from Apax

We know that BCA Marketplace (BCA) is highly operationally and financially geared. It has too much debt. Its chairman dumped over a million quid's worth of shares at 188p – and Avril is no fool. The car market is struggling so there must be questions over earnings visibility . and yet from left field there may be a bid. Bizarre.

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1147 days ago

Reader Poll Result – more than half of you think UK Oil & Gas will be lucky to get its rescue placing away at 0.6p

On Friday we forced UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) to fess up that it was trying to raise £5 million. It is struggling to fill that back and the shares – now just 1p-1.05p – at least partially discounts the pain that is coming. But ShareProphets readers, when polled HERE, think far worse is coming. I agree.

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1149 days ago

Reader Poll: at what price will UK Oil & Gas get away its bailout £5m placing after our Friday expose

It was a sordid end to the week for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). On Thursday its "consultant" David Lenigas was ramping the shares on twitter with outrageous claims as exposed HERE. On Friday morning I revealed that a placing - which clearly Big Dave knew nothing about - was underway HERE and by midday UK had fessed up with weasel words, see HERE. The shares closed Friday at just 1.05p-1.1p. You vote below with a deadline of midnight Sunday:

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1163 days ago

Folli Follie - surely it is double ouzo time now!

Having collapsed by another 25% yesterday to just 4.8 Euro shares in Folli Follie were suspended on the Athens stock exchange first thing today prompting a bearcast ouzo. Initially the company told the Greek media that it was because of all we nasty bears spreading false rumours and creating a disorderly market. Then at 11.30 GMT the awful truth came out.

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1165 days ago

Magnolia Shocker - to delist from the AIM casino - why is the board not being sacked?

I have repeatedly warned against investing in Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy creation Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). Drowning in debt, burning cash and paying vast sums to CEO Rita Whittingham and her ghastly relatives on the payroll this is a dog. Today the company says that it is going to try and sell some of its (crap) assets and to save £100,000 it will delist from AIM. It could save far more by firing its deadwood staff. The shares have plunged 65% and are now just 0.6p to sell. But you should sell. SP Angel guru, the City's No 1 oil analyst Zac "The Knife" Phillips sums up this farce perfectly.

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1166 days ago

Berkeley Energia - a buy

A Buy at a 20p offer price share tip in September 2015, the gain on shares in Berkeley Energia (BKY) was banked at a 56p bid price in October 2016 on a 20% one day rise thanks to a newspaper tip. At that point we noted how we could see how, on a fundamental basis, the shares are worth 100p+ looking at the numbers thrown off by the definitive feasibility study and that we may re-enter if the shares come back allowing us to buy with a margin of error. The company has since made significant progress, but the shares not and so…

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1174 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bankers are not nice folks, I know, I was one - ref Telit & The People's Operator

First of all thanks to so many of you for your kind responses to yesterday's bearcast - I am now in a serious dialogue with the Police and I hope they will catch and prosecute the culprit.  In today's podcast I look at the Sunday Times Rich List which is largely fiction, at Audioboom (BOOM), MySquar (MYSQ), Premaitha (NIPT - where we own shares and indeed have bought more - The People's Operator (TPOP) and Telit (TCM)

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1174 days ago

FinnCap - Premaitha at 7p worth 12p

It is the house broker so not impartial. I think the target for Premaitha (NIPT) is too low and bought more shares this morning in the secondary market. But here is the Finncap take in a 20 page note:

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1178 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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1179 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - Keith Allaun of Powerhouse Energy Group

I rather like Mr Allaun although as you know I am not heavily into this green malarky but the world is and thus I see the merit in the shares. Anyhow Keith can explain the Powerhouse Energy (PHE) story better than a climate change denier like myself so over to him. 

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1179 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix

I chatted to Steve before the show and at it. This is my biggest single holding, I bought more after the show and at a 71p offer shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are IMHO still very cheap. I really do expect them to be at 120p+ during the coming months as it unveils a string of new sales agreements. Here is Steve in action...

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1181 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - Thomas Wagenhofer of Curzon Energy

Here I do claim a bit on insight. We own the shares - now 9.75p to buy - and I do actually know quite a bit of what Curzon (CZN) does having spoken to Mr Wagenhofer pre IPO. He now explains the story in more detail.

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1184 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video: Tom Winnifrith & Nigel Wray tip their golden shares on the UK market

This session had to be cut short as the previous speaker Ed Croft allocated himseelf an extra five minutes for his talk. Heck Mr Wray is your host, cut his talk in half so you can yak on a bit more. Not only does Ed tip all the big frauds as STRONG BUYS he has no manners either. Myself and Nigel gave £3,000 ands £5,000 respectively to Woodlarks and that cash is invested in two shares which we hope will prosper.  All is explained in this short video

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1184 days ago

Folli Follie shares plunge - its denial of Gabriel Grego dossier & threats of legal action does not wash

Shares in Greek uber scam Folli Follie are off by c30% following the publication of Globo (GBO) destroyer Gabriel Grego's damning dossier last night HERE. It has now issued a denial and threatened legal action. I have spoken to Grego.

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1185 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - Mark Slater, the UK's top fund manager

My friend Mark Slater is the UK's top performing fund manager over the past decade. As such his thoughts on the market and what shares he is buying, holding and selling is of massive interest. Although his talk was the last of the day the room was packed, with folks standing at the back to hear every word. Enjoy.

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1186 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video: Ali Hall and Julie Lavington of Sosandar

No one seemed to disagree that Ali and Julie came across incredibly well at the show. Sosandar (SOS) is a stock that I own as does Nigel Wray and so does Paul Scott who, in his sober moments, is a good retail analyst. Anyhow see what you think. I reckon the shares are a great buy at 15.5p.

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1187 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Fat Lady arrives at Nighthawk and Dave Whitby's payoff question

In the main bearcast of the day I start by asking what payoff disgraced Dave Whitby got at worthless insolvent POS Andalas (ADL)? And were mugs who backed the latest placing told where much of their cash was going ( i.e. to Whitby). Feel free to contact me if you are an Andalas owning mug. The fat Lady arrives at Nighthawk (HAWK) and looks to be in the wings at Nature Group (NGR) while new problems emerge at Imaginatik (IMTK) - a former Rob Terry fave but I speculate on bigger worries that the Quindell fraudster faces - and at Management Consulting (MMC). I think the fat Lady may well also have an appointment with Widecells Group ( WDC) shortly. I comment on 4 reasons why Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) shares may be falling and on looming results at Optibiotix (OPTI), where we own shares.

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1187 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video: Simon Lidington of Big Sofa

Simon also gave a massively impressive Dragon's Den pitch which you can watch later. I own shares in Big Sofa (BST) and came away enthused as a result of the show. What do you think?

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1188 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 video: Richard Poulden of Wishbone Gold

I own shares in Wishbone Gold (WSBN) in my pension and so does FIML. So, for that matter, does my son Joshua. I think that in the end we will all make money and a lot of it but so far it has been "bumpy." Here to explain why the future is golden is founder and chairman Richard Poulden.

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1191 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video: Kerim Sener of Ariana Resources

Kerim Sener is the founder and CEO of AIM listed gold producer and explorer Ariana Resources (AAU). He is one of the nicest and most honest guys on the market and I think Ariana shares are cheap. To see what he had to say at the UK Investor Show 2018 watch the video below. Enjoy!

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1191 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video: Charles Barclay of Bluebird Merchant Ventures

We own shares in Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) and have done since its IPO. It has been a bumpy ride but things are now going very much the right way and at c3p they are very cheap. Here is Charles Barclay to explain why.

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1192 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 3 more Woodford disasters today & one tells a MASSIVE FECKING LIE as well

Oh dear it is another bad day at the office for Neil Woodford. First up I answer the question posed by Cynical about the great man HERE. Then I look at the disasters one of which told a monstrous lie in its RNS today: Mereo BioPharma (MPH), Mirriad (MIRI) and Hvivo (DOG). Then I look at Concepta (CPT), shares in which we own, Nighthawk (HAWK) and its dead cat bounce and finally at uber ramp Sound Energy (SOU) and what a CPR based on 2D seismic really means, i.e. Jack shit.

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1193 days ago

UK Investor Show 2018 Video: Ian Bristow of Symphony Environmental

I had a great chat with Michael Laurier of Symphony Environmental  (SYM) about how when we first met the shares were 2p and I had faith in him then. They are now well over 20p. Michael gets a lot of stick but for delivering 1000% gains - albeit over 12 or 13 years - he deserves some credit.  Presenting the Symphony case at UK Investor Show was FD Ian Bristow. Enjoy.

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1201 days ago

Amur - Pathetic spoof

After 16 years of missing targets and ongoing dilution, AIM listed Amur Minerals (AMC) is still nowhere near actually building its mine in Eastern Russia and still does not have a single institutional shareholder. The only folks who still believe in this stock are mug punter private investors and that means the only funding available is via bucket shops or death spirals. Right now it is the latter and hence the shares are in a steady retreat - right now just 4.5p to sell. At this rate, losing 1p a month, the shares will be trending towards zero by the summer so its time to panic and go into mega spoof.

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1202 days ago

Chamberlin – full-year trading update, recovery commenced? BUY

Updating in November with the shares at 66p, we noted results disappointment from specialist castings and engineering company Chamberlin (CMH) but that it looked worth holding on ahead of a further update. The shares are currently rising above 70p on a trading update for the company’s year ended 31st March…

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1206 days ago

G3 Exploration, formerly Green Dragon Gas, and Greka Drilling - have you heard about the $12.5 million fine, the record falsifying and worse?

Anyone owning shares in G3 Exploration (G3E), the howler formerly known as Green Dragon Gas, or Greka Drilling (GDL) is bonkers given that both companies are in a parlous financial state but also given their track record of swimming through seas of red flags. Remember the bloody dossier? Well here is another massive red flag from the sister company also run by Randeep S Grewal, California based Greka Oil & Gas.

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1210 days ago

Don't buy into the Tomco spike - its shares are truly worthless

Shares in Tomco (TOM) are up by 40% today at 2.2p-3p thanks to a jam not even tomorrow but one day statement. But caveat emptor. The City's No 1 oil analyst Zac "the knife" Phillips of SP Angel warns that the business is just plain worthless. He opines:

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1216 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the investment case for gold and two shares I am likely to buy next week

Tomorrow is the birthday of the Mrs so there may not be a bearcast. If not I shall be back on Wednesday morning ahead of a flight to New York on Global Shorting Conspiracy business. In today's podcast I look at why gold like my Wisdens is an investment. Then I discuss two shares in AIM stocks which, for very different reasons, I am considering buying next week and I'd like to thank one of my colleagues for - perhaps - giving me a chance to do so very cheaply. 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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1223 days ago

Video- Clem Chambers presents at Gibraltar Blockchain conference.

I make no comment about the latest outing by the boss of Online Blockchain (OBC). You will see in the declaration that I don't own the shares and that is not likely to change.

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1223 days ago

Another tax black hole emerges - this time its Nature Group, shares suspended

What is it with small and mid caps on the London market and their inability to budget for tax bills? I start to wondser how many FD's out there received their training in such matters from the late Sir Ken Dodd or from Lester Piggott. Following on from the debacle at Conviviality (CVR) next up is Nature Group (NGR).

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1224 days ago

Axel Springer invests £125 million but Purplebricks bosses are dumping shares as it issues profits alert

The good news for Neil Woodford and the other saps who own Purplebricks (PURP) shares is that German media conglomerate Axel Springer has invested £125 million at 360p - a material premium to thge recent VWAP. But then there is the bad news...

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1227 days ago

Optibiotix - FWIW I've bought more shares: Tom Winnifrith

There appears to be a sustained seller of Optibiotix (OPTI). I believe he is close to completing his exit but the truth is that I don't know. Short term that has depressed the shares to 55p-57p. Thanks for the opportunity pal.

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1228 days ago

BCA Marketplace and those share trades that show the stench of panic

BCA Marketplace (BCA) was written up as "The Big Short" in my major Autumn dossier at 221p HERE. The shares are now 149p. And the share trading by those connected with it of late stinks of panic suggesting that it is a big a short as ever.

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1228 days ago

Purplebricks shares have tanked - what is going on? A cue for Neil Woodford to top up?

In days gone by Britain's most conceited fund manager Neil Woodford would have noted how shares in Purplebricks (PURP) have slumped from 440p to c300p in just over three weeks and because Nomates always knows better than the market he would have topped up his holdings. But cash is a tad tight for Neil so he has not done so yet. Maybe he will indeed extend his fund's overdraft and catch another knife? But why are the shares tanking. I suggest you ask RICS.

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1231 days ago

Paul Scott says Conviviality Refinancing could be at as low as 30p

Having filled his boots with shares in Conviviality (CVR) the day before they were suspended pending clarification, the UK's top share blogger now reports that a rescue bailout could be at as little as 30p. 

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1234 days ago

In his own words. Neil Woodford on Vernalis, his disaster of the day (up for sale and firing staff)

The chart below says it all. Neil Woodford managed funds own 28% of Vernalis (VER). The shares were 50p when he filled his boots in a placing two years ago. They are now 4.5p as the company has started closing down its operations and has put itself up for sale. As ever, as the shares tanked, Woodford knew better....

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1237 days ago

Servision admits that shareholders are fecked, another vindication for the Sheriff of AIM

With its shares suspended pending clarification, long time aggressive accounting, cash guzzling, AIM uber dog Servision (SEV) has updated those dumb enough to hold its shares, despite all the warnings here, about the slide into the abyss.

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1240 days ago

Begbies Traynor - Bank good Profits on good news

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has said that third quarter trading was in line and it is confident. It has also announced the purchase of small corporate finance boutique Springbord Corporate Finance. Its all good, the market loves it and the shares have raced ahead to 74.2p bid.

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1242 days ago

Video: Optibiotix boss O'Hara on Blow Job TV - a BUY despite the Proactive jerk off

You know that I view soft soap paid for interviews with folks like Proactive in a deeply negative way. But Steve O' Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) comes, I believe, across well and explains the import of recent announcements. In this interview O Hara gives the sort of hard numbers I have used in my writings on this stock. Paul Scott shows an extremer double standard in describing this as "nudge, nudge wink, wink" - I just called it talking to a company which is what anyone sensible would do. I explain why Scott is talking cock and applying double standards HERE. As for Optibiotix, do your maths listen to the whbole interview ( the last 30 seconds are very interesting), the shares are incredibly cheap at 62p offer and will go to well over 100p this year if half of what O'Hara says in this interview comes good. BUY.

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1249 days ago

MySquar shares slipping shouldn't the fraudsters be making a statement?

I know that MySquar (MYSQ) prefers to leak speculation and innuendo as news via the fraudsters poodle journalist of choice, Rob Terry's pal Ben Harrington, but perhaps the holocaust denying fraudsters might consider an RNS PDQ!

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1251 days ago

Provident Financial Rescue Rights issue - where does this leave Neil Woodford? Does he have a spare £115m?

Shares in Provident Financial (PFG) are falling again today thanks to weekend press reports that it is sounding out investors about a £500 million rights issue. The big question is where does this leave Britain's most conceited fund manager Neil "nomates" Woodford whose funds own 23% of the equity.

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1258 days ago

Crack out the Ouzo - UK Oil & Gas shares in freefall on Broadford Bridge disaster

If it was not ouzo o'clock at the Sheriff's Greek bolt-hole after the Servision (SEV) debacle it sure is now after UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) fessed up to disastrous news from Broadford Bridge. We bear have been utterly vindicated but there is far worse to come for the morons who thought they knew better - the shares have slumped to 1.9p but they will now inevitably fall to as low as 0.5p in the coming weeks.

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1258 days ago

UPDATED: Servision - shares suspended pending clarification, i.e its fecked! Told y'all

"CEO Gidon Tahan, ex broker Beaufort Securities, Auditors Hays Macintyre, PR himbo Christian Taylor Wilkinson, lacky Nomad Nick Athanas of Allenby, financiers Yorkville, the Bulletin Board Morons we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all!). Servision, can you hear me? Servision ... your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!"

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1259 days ago

Reach4Entertainment - Gate out at 1.5p. Now the fightback can begin

When Gate Ventures and Johnny Hon first told Reach4Entertainment (R4E) and its useless, money grabbing, good for nothing, gutter dwelling Nomad and broker Allenby that it wanted to sell its 23% of the company the shares were well over 2p. With the stock placed they are now 1.55p-1.6p. Well done Allenby you useless clots. Enjoy spending your £170,000 commission.

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1263 days ago

EXCLUSIVE: MX Oil - Placing underway £500k at 0.5p

A statement is needed. A reliable source tells me that a placing is underway seeking to raise £500,000 at 0.5p. The shares are currently 0.65p-0.75p. Ouch.

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1267 days ago

Reach4Entertainment Trading Statement - really not impressed by PR idiots but strong hold at worst

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has served up a trading statement which is, to use the technical term, nonsensical bollocks. But the shares are a very strong hold, at worst, at 1.95p.

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1268 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: FFS DO NOT WAKE JOSHUA

Friday is one of my two and a half days a week when my 17 month old son Joshua is not at nursery and I am the primary carer. I am such a fucking feminist it is unbelievable. In fact I am almost expecting Harriet Harman to call for the Mrs to start giving me vast sums of money for being such a role model. Anyhow, I record with Joshua snoring so if I speak quietly it is so as not to wake him. In this podcast I cover Angus Energy (ANGS), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), IQE (IQE), Versarien (VRS) and Sosandar (SOS), shares in which I am VERY happy to own.  My son and heir is pictured snoring away below.

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1270 days ago

Falanx shares to double & video interview with CEO Mike Read

As it happens, I reckon that Falanx (FLX) shares, which we own, are a stand out buy as well after yesterday's superb news. My thoughts will follow in due course. First up is the joint broker, Beaufort, with its thoughts and its video interview with boss Mike Read. 

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1271 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Reach4Entertainment shares are a buy but I do not believe a word of today's trading statement & its PR men should be shot at dawn

I start with why this bearcast is late. I got back very late from London where I was watching my daughter play Harold Wilson in Made in Dagenham and she was brilliant. So too was the musical. Well done Olaf although you are wrong about the gender pay gap! I look at the market bounce and the shit that is leading it. I look in  real detail at the trading statement at Reach4Entertainment (R4E) where I am a shareholder, at Woodford dog RM2 (RM2) which is going on a one way trip to the vets in a fortnight and also at Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). Post bearcast it announced its NAV at 85.93p which means gearing must surely be through the 20% barrier. I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI) and the warrant exercise issue.

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1272 days ago

Breaking: Prothena & Purplebricks crashing - is Woodford Fund now in breach of borrowing/unquoted limits? RNS needed ASAP!

As predicted here at the weekend Nasdaq listed Irish biotech Prothena (US:PRTA) is suffering a bloodbath today following the shock after hours resignation of its CMO on Friday. Shares in Purplebricks (PURP) are also crashing and that leaves the Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) in serious trouble - has it breached its banking limits yet?

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1272 days ago

Obtala - house broker VSA slashes target but still sees shares doubling from here

In the wake of the recent fund raise by Obtala (OBT), the company's house broker VSA has slashed its price target from 36p to 25p but it is forecasting EPS of 1.6p for calendar 2018 and with massive asset backing, explains in a detailed note out today, why the shares will double from the current  12.625p mid. We own the shares and, for what it is worth, I agree with analyst Edward Hugo.

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1273 days ago

IQE - How this plays out Monday Morning & a heartfelt apology from me

I see that smarmy lefty millionaire comedian Bob Mortimer is boasting in today's Sunday Telegraph about how he bought IQE (IQE) as a penny stock and it is now 163p. Methinks not Bob. I warmed folks to sell at 138.5p in a detailed dossier published in October HERE. Matt Earl's 36 page note of Friday has really set the cat among the pigeons. The shares are 104p but will - I suspect - tank on Monday.

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1274 days ago

UPDATED: This week's Primary Bid Offer is Obtala - take it up! BIG TIME

UPDATED: We own these shares and I am a fan of boss Miles Pelham to whom I have just spoken. With this cash and the placing announced earlier this week Obtala will report positive and meaningful EPS this year. Its shares trade at a massive discount to NAV. TAKE UP THIS OFFER. Obtala (OBT) has announced a Fundraise  via  Primary Bid at a subscription price of 12.5p per Ordinary Share.  This represents a discount of approximately 9% to the closing mid price on Thursday 01 February, 2018.

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1274 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Don't tell Neil Woodford but Purplebricks is worth just 94p per share - or probably less!

Today's bad news for Britain's most conceited fund manager, Neil "Nomates" Woodford is a savage note on Purplebricks (PURP) by broker Jeffries setting a 94p target as you can see HERE.  I discuss why this target could be too low or could be far too generous but the shares are certainly a slam dunk sell. I look at IQE (IQE) in light of Matty Earl's bombshell note HERE. There is comment on Online BlockCrap (OBC) and a look behind the headline numbers and the turd polishing which shows why Mobile Streams (MOS) is so deep in the unpolishable merde 

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1275 days ago

Purplebricks responds to damning Jeffries report but not convincingly

Purplebricks (PURP) shares continue to tumble despite it attempting to attack a damning report out late yesterday from broker Jeffries which claims to show that the company may have been lying. The Purplebricks response , a denial, simply does not convince.

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1276 days ago

This may be cocksucker TV but Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix explains the bull case in full

Okay this is a Proactive interview where the sycophantic cocksuckers ask only soft questions. But the statements Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) makes on the value of deals signed ( 4 minutes in) and the pipeline explain why I am so bullish. And perhaps why the chairman has just bought £100,000 worth of shares, something announced this afternoon.  At 63p offer the shares are a storming buy ahead of a stream  of big contract wins which will, finally, push the stock to 100p and beyond, IMHO. 

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1278 days ago

Is Neil Rickets of Versarien a spiv? NO! is he selling more shares? Maybe? Are some of his shareholders morons? YES!

Yesterday I posted a series of questions for Neil Rickets of Versarien (VRS), who I have always described as a nice guy even if I think the valuation of his company is crackers. To his credit he has come back ( from China) with full answers but so too has one of his shareholders a  Mr A. Moron.

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1279 days ago

Versarien - is the CEO a total spiv and is he dumping shares?

On 7 December 2017 Versarien (VRS) announced that its CEO Neil Rickets had exercised 250,000 options at 12.25p - options that still have 5 years left to run. On 5 January the company casually announced that he had sold the shares on 4 January at 61.5p. Hang on Neil mate...

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1286 days ago

4p a month ago, 3p mid today - lack of flow test news spooks UK Oil & Gas

To lose 25% of your market capitalisation in less than a month looks a bit like carelessness but that is what UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has managed. The real issue is that it is grossly overvalued on a fundamental basis - the shares should be sub 1p. The immediate issue is the news from Broadford Bridge. Or rather lack of it.

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1291 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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1292 days ago

Exclusive: Tern turns down £1.1 million at 2p - prefers death spiral

Shares in Tern (TERN) are today off by 9% at a 2.75p offer after news of the latest conversion of death spiral loan note. There is more on that to come and that may well see the shares fall sharply from here. But there was another route.

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1294 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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1298 days ago

Thank Donald Trump - At 10p, Curzon target price increased from 37p to 49p: Zac The Knife

We own these shares but Zac "The Knife" Phillips is the City's No 1 oil analyst so we have an excuse for flagging up his latest note. His employer, SP Angel, is also shop to Curzon (CZN) so even the great Zac cannot be deemed impartial. However, the leader of the free world has done another "beautiful" thing, slashing US tax rates. Zac opines:

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1300 days ago

UK Oil & Gas - more death spiral confetti issued, now at just 2.69p

Lube up morons, another £500,000 tranche death spiral loan has been converted into shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). As time goes on this exercise is becoming ever more painful for the morons who own this stock.

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1306 days ago

Zac "the Knife" slates Pantheon Resources over complete lack of transparency

Shares in Pantheon Resources are slumping today, off 25% at 52p on an operational update which can, at best, be described as a Curate's Egg. I have long viewed this company as unexciting, at best, and find the unbridled enthusiasm of some of its bulletin board moron shareholders just impossible to fathom. I am not the only cynic. The City's No 1 oil analyst Zac "the Knife" Phillips of SP Angel opines today:

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1312 days ago

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 7 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. Next up, the first of eight ideas (four buys four sells) from Tom Winnifrith

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1312 days ago

From Globo to Bitcoin natch - the Greek fraudster of the year is back

You can't keep a good man down, or indeed a bad man. I refer to Greece's perennial entrant in the European fraudster of the year contest, Mr Konstantinos "Costis" Papadimitrakopoulos. You will remember him as the creator and CEO of the fraud Globo (GBO) and a man who was able to sell all his shares before we exposed him HERE and the stock was suspended, after Dan "snot gobbler" McCrum of the FT alerted him that the game was almost up. As you can from LinkedIn see Costis has a new venture and also sees Bitcoin as an area to get into. And who said that the crypto currency was mainly a place to launder ill gotten gains?

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1317 days ago

Falanx shares to double to 10p

You know that I am bullish on Falanx (FLX) after its recent trading statement, I explained why and gave hard forecasts HERE. House broker Beaufort is p;aid to be bullish so take its words with a pimch of salt. However...

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1318 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: We end the year with pure farce - Legendary Investments

I am still furious, in fact more so than ever. Bah fucking humbug. Christmas is cancelled. In today's podcast I look at Legendary Investments (LEG), Columbus Energy (CERP), McCarthy & Stone (MCS), Vela (VELA) and Optibiotix (OPTI) - no it will not be a pound by Christmas but I am pondering buying more shares.

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1319 days ago

BOS Global shares suspended pending clarification and they even fecked that statement up

The statement from BOS Global (BOS) saying that its shares were being suspended pending clarification had to be released twice as the fucktards currently in charge got it wrong first time around. That says it all really.

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1319 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: is Darren Atwater a metropolitan elitist lunatic or Britain's Buffett

I am still livid about matters concerning my wife's place of work and with it showing no sign of movement I have today discussed the matter with my lawyers.  Bah fucking humbug, there is no seasonal goodwill from me in 2017. In this podcast I discuss Inspirit (INSP) at length also Falanx (FLX) - shares in which we own - Low & Bonar (LWB), Minoan (MIN) and Gotech (GOT), formerly Guscio.

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1319 days ago

Video: American Super Bear Andrew Left discusses 2 blockchain bitcoin shorts and the madness of the market

Andrew Left of Citron Research is one of the sharpest cookies in the global shorting conspiracy. He has just recorded an interview on CNBC discussing two blockchain/bitcoin shorts in the US. Change your name and your shares soar even though there is nothing there? Sound familiar Clem?

Left's two targets are Bitcoin Investment Trust (US: GBTC) and Riot Blockchain (US:RIOT). Enjoy...

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1320 days ago

Old Mother Worthington has a son - meet Whetstone Capital

Well I never, it appears that the Worthington (WRN) Crew has indeed listed son of Worthington (WRN)or at least has filed an admission document. It looks as if Whetsone Capital  (WHET) shares will start to trade on the NEX Markets lobster pot on January 5th.

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1320 days ago

What Ryan Dinsdale tells you about how Purplebricks insiders see the share price going

Yesterday it was announced that Ryan Dinsdale, the CEO of Purplebricks Australia, on 13 December 2017 exercised options over 40,000 Ordinary Shares in Purplebricks PLC (PURP) at £1.29 each and subsequently sold 40,000 Ordinary Shares at £3.65 each. So what you say.

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1321 days ago

Purplebricks - AllAgents stands up to fascist lawyers letters and starts publishing real reviews again... and they are damning

Bravo AllAgents.co.uk. The leading independent review site of Estate Agents is ignoring fascist lawyers letters from Purplebricks (PURP) and has just re-started publishing reviews of the crummy online estate agent, good and bad. Natch Purplebricks is still insisting that the reviews are bogus without providing any evidence at all and boy are some of the reviews bad as you can see below. In the end companies offering a socking service will - however much they spend on TV advertising - go under. Purplebricks shares remain a stonking sell.

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1324 days ago

Roger Lawson slates IDOX but I think he is too charitable

I gave another bearish assessment of IDOX (IDOX) in Thursday's bearcast and the shares duly fell again sharply on Friday. They are now 30p valuing the company at £124 million. I am afraid that is still too high. Roger Lawson of Sharesoc is a bearish stale bull

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1326 days ago

BOS Global - an open letter to broker Peterhouse

Shares in BOS Global (BOS) a company teetering on the edge of insolvency and where the Nomad has already announced it is walking now trade at 0.85p-1p. Beware: broker Peterhouse is trying to do a placing at as little as 0.1p. I have written to Peterhouse in the spirit of the season as you can see below.

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1327 days ago

Columbus Energy BUY at 5.4p target 26p - a New World

Broker VSA - which is house so not impartial - has published a deatiled research report on Columbus Energy (CERP) explaining why t6he shares, at 5.4p, are worth 26p. It writes:

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1327 days ago

Paternoster Resources - come on chaps when is the bailout placing?

At every opportunity Paternoster Resources (PRS) reminds of the vast discount to NAV at which its shares trade. Surely in such a scenario it should sell just a few shares it owns and then do a buyback of its own shares thus increasing NAV per share even more? Er...no.

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1328 days ago

UK Oil & Gas plays fast and loose with AIM disclosure rules AGAIN

At no-one is warching O'clock yesterday, 5.17 PM, Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) announced that the fourth £500,000 tranche of death spiral loan notes had been converted into shares. Once again it was sticking two fingers up to AIM Regulation with regards to timely disclosure.

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1329 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: waiting for an email from the Oxford University Alumni department

Yes I have spent much of the morning in conversation with folks in the City of my birth. I do have an Oxford degree - does Larry Cummins of Milestone (MSG)? The questions mount, the shares are tumbling -  I explain whay happens next. I look at the latest bullshit from holocaust denying fraudsters MySquar (MYSQ), comment on the pointless ramp of boiler room dog Inspirit(INSP) on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and on Anglo African Oil (AAOG) and finally have a few words on a stock we own, Sosandar (SOS).

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1333 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ADVFN & Online talk 100% crypto-bollocks - does anyone swallow this shite?

Today Joshua and I have coffee with the fit young mums then we are off to go to his first business lunch. I have a work lunch and my boy is coming too. That is the deal for folks wanting to meet up on a Wednesday to Friday. I start today's podcast with ADVFN (AFN) and On-Line (ONL) talking pure 100% unadulterated crypto bollocks. Then it is onto Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) - good news yes but given its track record of allowing insider dealing, misleading customers and investors and, arguably, wholesale securities fraud I would not buy. I look at The People's Operator (TPOP) and question the wording of today's RNS - the shares are 71% down but this could well be toast by Christmas - look at the wording again! Finally a few words on the latest news from the boiler room and the dog Sabien (SNT) 

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1334 days ago

Spooooooooooooooooooooof! Old Jim Mellon tries it on with Condor share purchase

My old friend Jim Mellon claims to be worth £800 million although I rather doubt that (by a long chalk). But he is certainly worth a bob or two and that brings us to news today that he has bought 50,000 shares in Condor Gold (CNR) at 39.5p. I say Spoooooooooooooooooooooooooooof - placing ahoy!

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1334 days ago

UK Oil & Gas death spiral conversion announced but this is misleading, numbers dont add up

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has announced that another £500,000 of death spiral loan has been converted into shares, 14,159,092 of them. But hang on, this does not add up. UK Oil & Gas and its patsy Nomad WH Ireland (WHI) are not telling you something.

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1335 days ago

Waseem Shakoor predicts UK Oil & Gas shares to fall to just 0.6p

Well, the trend is his friend. The shares are now just 3.6p to sell having been c5p when the company announced it was entering into a £10 million death spiral. But Shakoor reckons the bad news is only just starting. Last night he tweeted:

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1337 days ago

Video: When Harry met Silly, aka uber posh convicted felon and cop thrasher Rt Hon. Charlie Gibson

I was wondering what had happened to my old pal the uber posh convicted felon and cop beater, the Right Honourable "Champagne" Charlie Gibson. Well here the old boy is, interviewing Harry Adams of Kefi (KEFI) in which we own shares. Harry insists that all is on track and I think the shares are very cheap at a 2.8p bid having taken the sort of thrashing last week that Charlie thinks should be reserved for uppity members of the working classes. Finalise financing and approvals in Q1 2018 and they should race ahead. Anyhow, over to Harry and the UK's most upper class cop beater

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1338 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Fraudster Eric Schaer & Piers Pottinger you are holocaust deniers and your numbers are shit too

I refer to my earlier piece on the evil language used by MySquar (MYSQ) to describe the state sponsored genocide in Myanmar. In light of that I accuse Eric Schaer, Piers Pottinger and their evil PR spinner Damian McCrystal of being holocaust deniers. As a bonus results out today show the clear fraud that occurred in July, throw up even more red flags, very dodgy accounting and demonstrate why this is a cash guzzling, worthless crock of shit. I also cover R4E (R4E), shares in which we own, and ITM Power (ITM).

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1338 days ago

Top broker calls Bushveld at 7.625p down to 2p

In a private email sent today after interim results from the rampers favourite B ushveld Minerals (BMN)  a top broker has called the shares out a s slam dunk sell at 7.625p arguing that they are worth only 2p and that the current death spiral funding will run out soon. He writes:

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1346 days ago

A broker presents the bear case for UK Oil & Gas

I am a bear of Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) but here is a leading broker in a private email to his clients putting the bear case very eloquently indeed. Here is why you should sell your shares in the company best known for the now infamous Gatwick Gusher !

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1346 days ago

A Move in Long Term Uranium Spot Price will Drive a Buying Frenzy

 Since we own some shares in Berkeley Energia (BKY) I hope that Daniel Major is right in his thesis.  In this podcast hel discusses the long-term potential of uranium and why the industry needs higher prices to fill the supply gap. The short-term issues are that 75% of the industry remains near or below the cost of production. Companies currently can’t afford to replace their resource. Cameco has taken the lead in closing down one of the best mines saying that it’s cheaper to purchase uranium from the market. Cameco’s announcement was a major event for the uranium industry.

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1348 days ago

UK Oil & Gas shares down by 20% after just 5% of death spiral drawn - slam dunk short

There were those, such as our own Drunken Sailor, who argued that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) could manage to absorb the rolling short of a £10 million death spiral announced last week quite easily and it would not hit the share price. The evidence with just 5% of the spiral drawn suggests otherwise and this makes the stock a slam dunk short.

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1350 days ago

Mkango Groupies - do you realise just how 100% fecked Noble Group is?

Shares in Mkango Resources (MKA) rocketed last week after it announced a tie up with Singapore based Noble Group which committed Noble to invest £12 million to get a 49% stake in Mkango's Songwe asset. But folks fail to appreciate that there is no guarantee that Noble has the cash to meet its commitments. It's bonds are junk rated and it is quite simple fecked. And it gets worse.

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1351 days ago

Mkango Shares soar after it does a deal with Noble - what er...this Noble?

The RNS from Mkango Resources (MKA) reads well. It has done a deal which sees Noble Group farm in to earn a 49% stake in the company's rare earth's project at Songwe by spending £12 million on the ground. But there is a bit of a caveat that bulls opt to ignore.

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1351 days ago

Angus Energy shares crash - the read across to UK Oil & Gas - wake up and smell the coffee Morons

Shares in Angus Energy (ANGS) have plunged by 36% to 17.125p today after news from the Lidsey Field which cannot be described as anything other than disappointing. Hope meets reality. At some stage the same process will see shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) crash. Let's start with Angus.

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1354 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - UK Oil & Gas admits it needs to frack as death spiral announced : SELL

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has today announced a £10 million death spiral and some bad operational news. Natch the BB Morons are clinging to various spoofs in the release which I point out in this bonus podcast as well as explaining why these shares are now a slam dunk sell.

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1356 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast:Things that piss me off big time about the Concepta placing although the shares are dirt cheap

I am hard at work preparing for my annual treat of lecturing the snowflake sociology students of the Mrs, as a break from the normal Guardian reader behind the lectern they have me tomorrow. Game on.  I cover utterly worthless shite that is roofing it, notably Mayan Energy (MYN) and Cogenpower (CGP).  I point out that in the end gravity reasserts itself - see Servision (SEV). I lament what went wrong and how it could have been avoided at Fishing Republic (FISH) and BOS Global (BOS). I suggest what useless Mrs May should do on Brexit and then look at the Concepta (CPT) placing. The shares - which we own - are now dirt cheap. But I am still well fucked off with various aspects of today's £2 million placing as I explain.

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1362 days ago

Totally - I just do not get it: behind the hype isn't Vocare a crap deal?

I have been greatly puzzled by the slide in the share price of Totally (TLY). The shares are now 36p valuing this enterprise at c £22 million. Something's not right. Time to crunch a few numbers...

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1364 days ago

Strat Aero shares collapsing - time to come clean? The company is 100% fecked after all

Shares in Strat Aero (AERO) have slumped by 30% in early trade to just 0.04p-0.05p - the question is what will the next RNS say: shares suspended pending clarification or confetti blizzard in hugely discounted share placing?

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1364 days ago

Some of my fellow shareholders in Sosandar don't seem like the brightest sparks

It seems that Thursday's RTO of Sosandar (SOS) at 15.1p went well enough. The shares closed Friday at 20p-21p and I am very confident indeed that we loyal shareholders would have a chance to sell at well over 30p before too long. This retailer will not be disappointing with its next trading statement which, I'm sure, will force brokers to increase forecasts. But some of my fellow shareholders don't seem to be the brightest sparks or my greatest fans. From the ADVFN asylum:

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1366 days ago

Waseem Shakoor asks - has UK Oil & Gas scrapped flow testing of Broadford Bridge

The bear raider and professional northern git has been tweeting frantically with what he believes is photo evidence that key kit has been removed from Broadford Bridge meaning that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) cannot be flow testing the well. That would seem odd as UK Oil needs good flow data to ramp the shares ahead of the bailout placing it so urgently needs now that all its cash has been spent. Curiouser and curiouser.

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1367 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - it is fit young mums day!!

Just a short bearcast today as I had to rush off for my regular Thursday morning date with the Fit Young Mums. In today's podcast I talk about the IPO/RTO today of Sosandar (SOS) which we own shares in and I reveal the first of the celeb investors. Then it is onto Playtech (PTEC) and some wider thoughts on gambling regulation in the UK. Finally there is a look at Rosslyn Data (RDT) where - hat tip Roger Lawson - it is surely profits warning ahoy. I look back at the numerous Rosslyn red flags.

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1369 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Russia Today calls, must do my bit for President Trump

RT may change its mind but as things stand I am about to head off to BBC Bristol to record an interview on Russian Collusion in the US Elections. I am happy to do my bit for the President (that is Trump not Putin). We all know who the real criminal is in this affair.  Meanwhile I discuss On Line (ONL) but even greater madness at Intelligent Energy (IEH) where one Bulletin Board Moron is in full flow and the (worthless) shares are up by 70%.  Then it is onto Tern (TERN), Servision (SEV), another few comments on Andalas (ADL), 13 Energy (I3E) and finally a detailed look at the rum and coke statement from worthless Boxhill (BOX). I hope Cynical Bear will give Boxhill an even bigger duffing up overnight.  

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1371 days ago

Echo Energy shares suspended after no insider dealing on AIM, honest guv!

Shares in uber-ramped Echo Energy (ECHO) were suspended today after a sharp share price move on Friday forced an admission from the company. Hmmmm, heavy share dealing just before a big announcement. But this is AIM, the world's most successful growth market so that is just a total coincidence just like it always is on the casino. Move along gents..nothing to see.

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1374 days ago

On Line: The Spoof continues thanks to the ADVFN Share blogger of the year

Want to know why shares in On Line (ONL) the company with no realisable assets and a small overdraft so NO CASH TO INVEST but which is run by ADVFN boss Clem Chambers - soared from c19p to 81.5p today? Natch go to the man twice recognised as the share blogger of the year by ADVFN, Brokerman Dan. The great man opined on his blog:

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1374 days ago

Obtala shares to double to 36p says VSA - new report

We own shares in Obtala (OBT) and think they are cheap so why not give a wider audience to a broker buy note. Okay VSA is the retained broker so it is 100% biased so feel free to ignore it completely. But for what it is worth...

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1375 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: No fit young mums today so Cloudbuy - how much cash is left?

Sadly it is half term so that weekly treat with Joshua is postponed for another seven days. Instead I look at Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) as its shares hit new all time lows: boy that share consolidation worked well did it not? Then it is onto Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) which is utterly fecked but why is boss Mark Gustafson not filling his boots with shares at 1p when he bought so ostentaiously at 20p+?  Then it is onto Cloudbuy (CBUY) which needs to fess up on its cash position, or rather lack of it. En passant I cover the spoof at On Line (ONL) and also revisit my earlier piece on AIM going underground.

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1377 days ago

Video: the rampers meneage a trois made in heaven: David Lenigas, the LSE Asylum and UK Oil & Gas

 UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) may be out of cash and needing to raise £10 million PDQ. It has tried the old French bid ruse but was exposed, it has tried billions of barrels claims but been exposed so how to ramp the shares. Okay Big Dave may have sold many of  his UKOG shares into the last6 ramp but let's not discuss that, the cash crisis, the refusal to admit flow rates or go for any hard analysis. It is time to wheel out Big Dave for an uber soft interview c/o the LSE Asylum with a man who makes Graham Norton on Crooked Hillary Clinton seem like Frost on Nixon The shares are up by 2% on this ramp, a chance to sell some more at 4.45p

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1377 days ago

Can we buy you a drink? Says Berkeley Energia

I like Paul Atherley of Berkeley Energia (BKY). He is honest, likeable and capable and runs a company that looks very interesting indeed - yes we have a few shares!. That puts him in the 1% as far as AIM bosses go. And so here is a message he put out today,. If you are bored and fancy a drink next week and happen to be in the hell hole that is London...what Paul says in their message should get you excited about his company. Over to Mr Atherley...

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1377 days ago

BNN - PWC Report & Whitewash: on AIM wholesale wrongdoing does pay

On 4 September shares in AIM listed China, er.. investment, BNN Technology (BNN) were suspended as the FD quit making serious allegations about founder and CEO Darren Mercer and CEO of China Ops Wei Qi. Today came the whitewash. Remember that shareholders not the board own any company.

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1380 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - If it sounds too good to be true...

If it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true. That brings me to the Cascade (nothing to do with Bill Gates) ramp and Servision (SEV) and a detailed look at why it is utterly worthless. I look at the bogus French bid stories at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and how the Froggies are actually dumping the shares ahead of a bailout placing and because they are monstrously overvalued. Its also placing ahoy at Magnolia (MAGP) and Andalas (ADL) which is so shite it makes UKOG look like BP. I look at Blenheim (BNR), the boardroom departures and why its shares are 50% overvalued. Finally I try to work out how soon Condor Gold (CNR) will have yet another placing and why I would not back it at any price.

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1380 days ago

Letter to AIM Regulation - Time to end the MySquar fraud Farce and to Strip SP Angel of its Nomad license

The past week has shown clearly why MySquar (MYSQ) shares should not be traded on any market, even the AIM Casino. I demonstrated HERE that it had lied to investors in an RNS this month. That lie stands uncorrected. I demonstrated HERE that without any doubt it had committed wholesale securities fraud on July 31. This was chapter and verse stuff and MySquar is now exposed. Yet nothing has happened. As such I have written to my pal the bogus Sheriff of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard the head of AIM Regulation

Re the Fraud MySquar and the failures of Nomad SP Angel to protect investors

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1381 days ago

Reader Poll results: What price the looming UK Oil & Gas bailout placing?

So Jersey Oil & Gas got its placing away at a 21% discount and it is a company serving up good news. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has been serving up cold sick to its shareholders and is out of cash so needs a placing ASAP to avoid going tits up. UK Oil & Gas shares are now just 4.5p to sell so at what price do our readers expect the placing?  Look away now if you are long, strong, wrong and clearly smoking a bong.

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1381 days ago

Well spotted Roger Lawson - The Sharesoc man inadvertently discovers some big red flags at Rosslyn including a looming profits warning

Roger Lawson of ShareSoc bought a few shares in Rosslyn Data (RDT) as a recovery punt in a placing. That he was able to get EIS relief added to the attraction although I still worry he will lose money on this company which I have highlighted many times (HERE) as a howling dog even by the standards of AIM. Lawson attended the AGM yesterday and reports back on what appears to have been a curate's egg in his mind. I think he is being well generous.

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1381 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - if Jersey Oil & Gas needs a 15-20% discount, what price the UKOG placing?

I cannot blame Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG) for raising £20 million today. It's the smart move. But if it has to offer shares at a 15-20% discount when it's on a roll what sort of discount will UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) have to offer as it seeks to raise £5-10 million with things going badly wrong? I also look at MySquar (MYSQ) after today's article that proves FRAUD. What is not allowed on AIM these days? Would complicity in mass murder be a problem? I give up.

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1384 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The FT takes dictation from PR man for Telit again and spouts hogwash ... and other morons

Remember when the FT said Inmarsat (ISAT) was going to bid 140p a share for Avanti Coms (AVN) then at 30p now at 7.26p offer? Today it had a scoop on Telit (TCM) which the company has commented on. There is a grain of truth in the FT scoop but so much of what it writes is just PR spin as I demonstrate in this podcast. I hope the journalists responsible feel soiled and dirty. As for Telit I explain the various scenarios and why the downside is huge whatever happens. I cover UK Oil & Gas. A moron reckons he is going to make money by not paying to read ShareProphets and buying more UK Oil & Gas shares instead. Since his silly email the shares have lost another 14% and are now 4p bid. Next stop 3p then 2p then whatever. Truly the moron will be rich. Not. Then I rant about how troubled Interserv (IRV) lied to investors regarding the reason why its FD left and why that matters. 

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1384 days ago

African Potash litigation update - now almost 100 claimants

There is another update on the potential claim against Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald for its negligence in allowing the fraud African Potash (AFPO) to post utterly untrue statements to ramp its shares ahead of a rescue placing. Peter Petyt who is co-ordinating a claim for more than 100 aggrieved shareholders writes:

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1384 days ago

Operational Update from UKOG - 100% ramptastic shite, placing ahoy red alert

The shares are tanking said the PR man to lyin' Steve Sanderson, CEO of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). How will we get the bailout placing away? I know said Lyin' Steve, let's put out a ramptastic operational update. And so lo and behold Lyin's Steve issued the release and the Bulletin Board Morons fell for it (again) and the shares zoomed from 4.05p to 5.35p-5.4p. It is placing ahoy.

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1385 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I agree with Luke Johnson on shite small cap research

I start with a look at the poverty of small cap coverage in the Sundays but then in general. Just where can you get quality objective material on AIM shares? Then responding to Malcolm's what he looks for in shares to buy, I go through a good look at what I look for in shares to avoid or short.

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1385 days ago

Telit: six reasons why the shares are still heading to 0p

Having bottomed at 105p, shares in Internet of Things/blatant fraud Telit Communications (TCM) bounced to almost 200p but have now slid back to 157.5p. Here are six reasons why they are going to head sharply lower in the next three months and will in due course go to zero.

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1385 days ago

James Rickards: War With Korea Inevitable A Black Swan Looms, sell shares buy gold

This is the second time this year Jim Rickards has predicted a major stockmarket crash. Maybe he will be right this time. In this podcast Jim discusses how most financial concepts are easy to understand. Dollar and gold are an inverse relationship, and gold has dropped due to recent dollar strength. Throughout 2016 and 2017 the dollar has been weakening. The Euro has risen against the dollar, and this weaker dollar has translated into higher prices for gold.

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1387 days ago

Beaufort on MySquar - is this the worst broker note of the year?

Clearly no-one told Belfort Securities that its star client in the fraud sector, MySquar (MYSQ) was going to have a disastrous lack of profits warning today which exposed how it had massively misled investors for months. Because yesterday it urged its clients to fill their boots at 4.02p with a 21p target. At least this shows that at Belfort the Chinese walls between research and broking have no chinks in them. The shares are now 2.98p and are worth 0p. Over to Belfort.... 

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1387 days ago

When facts change what do you do? If you are a MySquar owning moron you ignore the facts

I bring you below a twitter exchange with a moron who owns shares in MySquar (MYSQ). There is no hope for some folks, they deserve an inevitable fate of poverty.

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1387 days ago

When BCA's shares slump do not let broker N+1 Singer forget this....

Yesterday I produced some quality analysis on why shares in BCA MarketPlace (BCA) will collapse. Predictably the paid shills masquerading as City research analysts have responded. When BCA shares tank as they will inevitably do please do not let hapless broker N+1 Singer forget this ( the underline is mine and suggests that N+1 has not even bothered to read my note before responding with this horse...):

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1387 days ago

Buy Curzon Energy at 8p - target 17p or 37p

Zac "the Knife" Phillips is, of course, the City's No 1 oil analyst and as we own shares in Curzon Energy (CZN) I see no problem in highlighting this most excellent piece of research. Okay, SP Angel is a retained broker so feel free to ignore this as PR marketing hogwash but Zac "the Knife" is no fool and is a man who writes what he thinks. Over to "the great one"

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1390 days ago

Strat Aero - as GM looms will a refinancing be possible at all?

On 17th October long suffering shareholders in Strat Aero (AERO) will be asked to approve a 1 for 10 subdivision of their shares in order to get a refinancing away. But the maths now look so bleak that one asks if the fat lady should pitch up to the GM as she could well be called on to sing very soon indeed. As a reminder...

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1390 days ago

Applied Graphene - the proven liars undertake £10 million fund raise at just 36p - bear call at 120p 4 weeks ago vindicated

On September 15 2017 I explained why the folks who run Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) were slam dunk proven liars and predicted a bailout placing. Hey ho. Vindication did not take long. Today we are told that there is a book build on a placing to raise £9 million + at a minimum of just 36p with a £1 million open offer also planned. The shares have crashed by 23p to just 40p bid. Another win for the Sheriff.

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1390 days ago

Cowboys and Injuns- A UK Oil & Gas groupie fully rebutted by cynical expert

Injuneer is a man claiming to be a drilling engineer but whose "analysis" of Horse Hill and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) suggests otherwise and demonstrates once again that a (very) little knowledge is a dangerous thing.  His "critique" of the analysis of Professor David Smythe is today rebutted by the good Prof in a way that shows again how utterly overvalued UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) shares are today at just under 7p. The Prof writes:

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1392 days ago

Buy Obtala at 17.75p, target 37.5p - new 60 page report

Okay Beaufort is house broker to Obtala (OBT) and so is biased. As we own the shares so am I! But this 60 page report is detailed and so worth a read. Beaufort writes:

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1394 days ago

The two big takeaways from the Conroy GM which make its shares a slam dunk sell to halve from 25p

The Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) GM voted c 5 million to 4.1 million to back the current lifestyle funded, rule breaking board led by 84 year old Professor Moriaty and not the rebels From attending the meeting there are two takeaways which tell me the shares will collapse next week and proof of just how grossly misleading an RNS from Wednesday was.

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1397 days ago

Topps Tiles profits warning - do not be tempted to bottom fish

On the surface of it, the retailer Topps Tiles (TPT) looks cheap. Even after today's trading statement the shares, at 73p offer trade on a PE of just 10 for the year ended 30 September 2017. But do not bottom fish. Here's why.

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1397 days ago

More PR pumping at Sound Energy - valuation absurd

We have warned you often enough that the valuation of Sound Energy (SOU) is que absurd even though the shares, at 55p, are well off 99p year highs. Still anyone not using today's "news" from Morocco as an opportunity to sell is nutso. Here is how a leading broker called it: 

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1398 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Has Uzi Katz dumped his Telit shares & the next Neil Woodford car crash awaits

I start with a discussion prompted by a reader request on whether a brand has a hidden added value which you should account for when making an investment. Another reader asks if it is time to buy back into Eden Research (EDEN). I think he is being spoofed and explain why. Then I look at the latest (non) news from Telit (TCM) and ask if the mortgage fraudster and fugitive from US Justice has dumped his shares. I look at what is happening at Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) , at the latest Mosman spoof, comment again on Nighthawk (HAWK) and then at the next Neil Woodford car crash RM2 (RM2).

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1398 days ago

Nighthawk - breaches bank covenant, can't repay debt - surely its an equity wipeout?

Shares in Nighthawk Energy (HAWK) are off by 40% today at 0.225p but that still values the company at £2.17 million. For a company that looks utterly screwed that is surely far too high? About £2.17 million too high.

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1399 days ago

After company chat, Strong Buy Big Sofa at 18p

Disclaimer: a) We own a large number of shares in Big Sofa (BST). b) There is a bear case. My colleague at ShareProphets puts it in full HERE.  I explain why he is wrong in a Bearcast HERE.  But why are the shares a buy? Unlike Mr Bear I have spoken at length to the company.  So I enlarge on a piece from HotStockRockets on the basis of that chat.

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1400 days ago

Premier African Minerals £3.5m Underwritten Offer from Primary Bid - Deadline 5PM today

What I know about Premier African Minerals Limited (PREM) you could write on the back of a postage stamp. And still have whte space. But if you are a fan it is the latest Primary Bid offer. But hurry the deadline to get shares at 0.3p is 5PM Today Sunday HERE. We are told that: 

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1407 days ago

Amryt Pharma – placing disappointment, my anger as a shareholder, CEO chat - BUY

With its shares having reached 25.75p last week and closed at above 25p on Wednesday, Amryt Pharma (AMYT) announced on Thursday that it was “delighted with the support we have received” for an “oversubscribed placing”, raising a gross €15 million (£13.3 million)… at 20p per share! As a long standing shareholder I say "F**k you." I feel so utterly 100% shafted as will those who paid 26p+ last week after confident results which made it clear that Amryt was fully funded. So I asked Steve Moore to pen an analysis. As I explained in Thursday's bearcast HERE I am too angry to be objective. The fact is that at a 22.5p offer the shares are a BUY.

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1408 days ago

Tom Winnnifrith Bearcast: Purplebricks, the hard numbers - this just does not stack up at all!

I start off with a cheque received for 29p. Then as we see the Purplebricks (PURP) share price start to melt I look at hard maths and explain why the shares will collapse from here. I look at the Rose Petroleum (ROSE) placing, misleading comments from worthless crap Strat Aero (AERO), dismal interims from shamed lifestyle company Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) and then at Intelligent Energy (IEH) which looks like a zero in waiting. 

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1408 days ago

88 Energy - grim Alaska news ahead of placing - you were warned!

How the Bulletin Board Morons laughed at me as I warned in the strongest possible terms that 88 Energy (88E) shares were a slam dunk sell and that drilling of the Icewine well was not going well. Please form an orderly queue morons I guess you did know better than a trained oil analyst after all. The shares have slumped by 0.75p to 1.25p but a market cap of £56.9 million is still way too high. There is worse to come.

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1408 days ago

Symphony Environmental – interims show some progress, but more to come

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) was a 6.75p offer price share tip – and the shares rose to 11.5p on the back of a first half of 2017 results announcement, though have currently slipped back to 10.5p…

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1410 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - do not get fooled by Watchstone's cash claims & shoot the scumbag "rebels" at Stratex

Those seeking to oust the board at Stratex (STI) have not been playing with a straight bat as an RNS late yesterday made clear. They are vermin who should be sent packing. Ditto Professor Conroy of Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR). I have news on his latest courtroom scrape in Dublin and also on the Afren (AFR) whistleblower to whom I make a generous offer. I am warming to Blur (BLUR) after today's placing and am almost tempted to nibble now that ghastly Phil Letts and his even more ghastly Mrs have gone. There is a detailed analysis of interims from Watchstone (WTG) - Quindell as was. Do not get suckered by that headline cash number. It is not real and the shares are a sell. Finally there is an update on the African Potash (AFPO) and Paragon Diamonds (PRG) litigation. 

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1410 days ago

BREAKING: Purplebricks - the Dynamite reviews it is utterly desperate you do not see: SELL Target price 0p

These are the genuine reviews on AllAgents.co.uk that Purplebricks (PURP) has attempted to ensure that you do not see by sending threatening lawyers letters as we exposed yesterday. As you can see they are dynamite and show quite clearly a flawed business model which sees customer after customer ripped off. Word of that is spreading which is why this company will NEVER make a profit and will sooner or later run out of money and go bust. The shares are a sell at 380p - target price 0p. Now read on and wonder why folks like Neil "nomates" Woodford and Roger Lawson want to own these shares... PS If Purplebricks wants to threaten me to remove these posts I will take great pleasure in seeing the bitchez in Court.

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1412 days ago

Andrew Bell of Regency Mines No longer a self confessed Moron - dumps ALL UK Oil & Gas shares

On 8th September I penned a long piece explaining why the valuation of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), then 9p, was crackers and anyone owning was a moron. My friend Andrew Bell posted a response saying that his company owned the shares, that he was not a moron and this is why I had it all wrong. In light of news today I repost Mr Bell's comments:

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1415 days ago

Buy Falanx at a 7.5p offer - target to sell 10p+

First the disclosures. No 1. We own stacks of these shares (bought at 4p) but will not sell until the shares are north of 10p. No 2. Hotstockrockets tipped them at a 4.25p offer and has them as a STRONG HOLD -I think certain colleagues are too cautious. Now over to cybersecurity play Falanx (FLX) which has recently served up a cracking trading statement and a cute little acquisition. Falanx says that in the run up to its half year end  (30 September) it has won "significant new sales contracts with recurring revenue... Remains on course for operational breakeven this financial year." It repeats that "business on track to reach breakeven during the financial year with sufficient cash to see all current operations through to profitability."

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1415 days ago

Fun and Games, Brotherly love at Cantor Fitzgerald, Unicorn and Directa Plus

Graphite play Directa Plus (DCTA) was not one of the better new issues of 2016. Nomad and broker Cantor Fitzerald earned a good few shekels raising it £12.8 million at 75p in May 2016. The shares roofed it to 200p but the crashed to 32p by early August this year. At that point Cantor's decided to earn its shekels as retained broker with analyst William Game (pictured below) upgrading his stance from corporate "hold" to "buy". Paid for rampers Proactive reports:

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1415 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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1419 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Droning on, Strat Aero is so totally bust it is worth 0p

Interims from Strat Aero (AERO) today are dire. They show a company that was bust on June 30, one with zero earnings visibility and an ongoing cash burn. There is a lack profits warning and a tacit admission that a bailout placing is inevitable. I should cocoa. But even if there is a heavily discounted bailout this company is probably toast. The shares are worth 0p. SELL. This is, like most stocks promoted by the Sith Lord, Zak Mir, toast.

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1422 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Some basic maths for Andrew Bell and the UK Oil & Gas poltroons

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) nutter Michael Boyle wants to trap me and report me to the FCA. What a prize poltroon. Andrew Bell has been selling lots of UK Oil & Gas shares but - with millions still on the book - tries to argue that they are cheap. Hmmm. I have a second  maths lesson for my friend Mr Bell following on from this one yesterday. Then it is onto my old friend the offshore based asset stripper Jim Mellon and one of the many dogs in his stable, the related party snakefest that is FastForward (FFWD). Clearly it is placing ahoy as the company has zero cash and grotesque PLC costs but I explain why the shares, at 9.5p, are monstrously overvalued - fair value is sub 5p. Sorry Jim.

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1422 days ago

Buy Big Sofa at 22.5p - target 60p

When this share tip appeared on FivefreeShareTips yesterday the shares were 20.125p to buyur readers got the best deal. Do not miss out on our next tips emailed direct to you: register now HERE. But at 22.5p to buy Big Sofa (BST) still is stunningly cheap. Here is why...

Okay three disclosures first. One: we own a shed load of these shares. Second they have not exactly flown since the IPO via a reversal at 17p. And third there has been a bit of slippage in hitting targets ( four or five months) and a £1.4 million placing at 18.5p was not exactly what the share price doctor ordered. However this stock is going to fly. My target is for it to almost treble, well before Christmas 2018.

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1422 days ago

UK Oil & Gas - as it prepares for placing more ramptastic news from Horse Hill: DO THE MATH MORONS!

Remember Horse Hill? That was the original breakthrough site for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). It was the Gatwick Gusher. It was the site that lyin' Steve Sanderson claimed contained a billion barrels of oil. Then he said he never claimed that. Then a video emerged of him saying that. So is that one big lie or two? Anyhow as UK Oil & Gas tries to ramp its shares ahead of a placing we have more ramptastic news from the Hill.

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1426 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - BNN shareholders take it up the Arsenal

Links with Arsenal, massive cash burn, China, always missing goals (like the Arse) - that was BNN Technology (BNN), shares in which have been suspended today along with its CEO and China boss. I look at BNN in detail plus Telit (TCM), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) after my weekend pieces HERE and HERE. I cover Blenheim (BNR) after its joke RNS today and also the dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) after its latest spoof. The Mrs says my headline is crude & arguably homophobic, but I know you will love it and it is not if you take it in context.

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1426 days ago

Altyn – some interim results disappointment... but here is why you buy

Tipped by ourselves in April, shares in precious metals miner and explorer in Kazakhstan Altyn (ALTN) initially performed reasonably, but subsequently slipped back – and currently even more so on the back of a half-year results announcement…

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1429 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast is back - UK Oil & Gas bulls you is avin a giraffe

I had meant to resume regular bearcasts on September 1, but just in time remembered that yesterday I should have been celebrating four years of wedded bliss. So, in order to keep the Mrs happy, I postponed the relaunch until today. But now, not for those averse to bad language, I am back and kick off with an explanation of why shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) are just ludicrously overvalued. That is not to say they might not go up in the short term but in the end they must, on current facts, be grossly overvalued.

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1433 days ago

A man loses half a million quid on shares now wants to bet his last £280,000 on 1 stock to double or treble

I got an email this morning from a man who I shall not name, for obvious reasons. It is heart breaking material. So here is his email and my reply.

Got myself in a bad place and lost half a million on the stock market and through gambling.

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1439 days ago

Entu- such a familiar pattern of stupidity and mendacity

Shares in ENTU (ENTU) were off by 13% today so forcing a statement clarifying just how fucked the company is. Either the company gets a refinancing which will see shareholders almost entirely wiped out or the PLC will go into administration which means a 100% wipeout. The shares are now 36% off at 2.25p but that is still more than double where they were on August 2nd when Entu made almost the same admission.

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1444 days ago

Obtala - shares to more than double: broker VSA: we publish the note

VSA is house broker to Obtala (OBT) so is not impartial. Neither am I as we own a small number of shares following a Dragon's Den pitch as the 2017 UK Investor Show. But the price target suggests real upside and VSA's research team is well regarded and since we happily published an uber-negative piece from Evil Banksta the other day, this offers some balance. VSA has tweaked its forecasts

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1444 days ago

I will make this simple enough that even Bushveld shareholders can understand it

I'd like to start a competition to find the AIM shareholder list with the lowest average IQ. I am beginning to think that it may well be that of Bushveld Minerals (BMN). Sure its shares are up by 400% since the pump ahnd dump of last fall (exposed HERE) and they may rise again on the latest pump and dump of yesterday (HERE) but folks need to be aware that a placing is a slam dunk cert. Oh no, say some very stupid people.

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1449 days ago

Emails sent to AIM Regulation & Nomad Finncap after today's Telit bombshell - this must be suspended 7 AM Monday

This is becoming Globo v2 at a an alarming rate. Today's bombshell dossier on Telit Communications (TCM) nails it as a slam dunk ZERO beyond all doubt. The only way that the shares do not completely crater in the morning is if they are suspended first. And that is exactly what should happen. As such I sent a couple of emails last night. One to tthe head of the Oxymorons Marcus Stuttard and his clueless colleagues, the Keystone Cops at AIM Regulation and the other to the folks at Nomad FinnCap from CEO Sam Smith via head of Corporate Finance Stuart Andrews down to analyst Lorne Daniel with a minor jackal in Corporate Finaance also included in case Andrews is too busy with his polo ponies to read emails on a Sunday. Enjoy!

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1451 days ago

Kefi a buy at 5.5p worth 26p says broker Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Asa Bridle

I see a note about how this research is only meant for funds with $100 million under management but as it is house broker, so clearly not impartial, Cantor's job is to promote the stock so I am sure it will not mind me giving it a wider airing. As it happens, analyst Asa Bridle is no fool so I am not ignoring what he says completely. We own the shares and think they should be trading at 13p+. But 26p? Over to the expert...

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1455 days ago

Telit - Smelly Cat, smelly Cat - its not your fault: talk me through the share dumping timeline again

I have just posted my analysis of today's disastrous interims from Telit Communications (TCM). This company is just drowning in red flags and the shares have crashed from 340p on May 25 when CEO Oozi Cats flogged £24 million worth to 156p. I could see this being a zero as explained in full HERE. But perhaps Oozi can help me on a few timeline issues just to explain why he is not an insider dealer. In return I have a special musical video just for him below...

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1455 days ago

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by the fund managers who knew so much better than the dirty plebs on Telit

Just three months ago some of Britain's top fund managers ploughed more than 50 million dollars into a placing organised by AIM dog Telit Communications despite numerous warnings from ourselves and others. But they knew better and anyhow it was other people's money. The shares have collapsed today to less than half the placing price after the most awful set of interims. But the fund managers will still earn Inter City salaries + ( more than 125) and fat bonuses so who cares? Are there any folks in the share world dumber than those fund managers? Er.... 

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1455 days ago

Telit - as we often predicted this is the day the disaster unfolded, but can the CEO explain his £24m share sale?

I am not sure if Neil Woodford had a big stake but Telit Communications (TCM) ticked all the other red flag boxes for AIM casino disasters waiting to happen. UK Investor Show attendees know that this has been high on the bear's hit list for a while. Today the train wreck happened and as I write, shares in what was the most shorted stock on the casino, are 39% down at 156p. But a £199 million market cap is still a rum and coke. The shares could be 20p and I still would not buy. Pro tem I count this as another big win for the Sheriff of AIM.

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1455 days ago

Echo Energy - gets into bed with twice convicted market abuser as its new broker

Having rather publicly fired its old retained broker Brandon Hill Research on 31 July for being sensible, Echo Energy (ECHO) has today announced it has a new broker Hannam & partners. Who? I must admit that I have never heard of this firm and an RNS search shows it acting for just one other London listed company as its retained broker. But maybe it has a big research capacity to ramp the shares? er...

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1458 days ago

Dead cat Bounce: Entu, like moths to the flame, the Bulletin Board Morons line up to get burned

Two days ago Entu (ENTU) issued a statement which essentially said that its shares were worthless. Yet today the shares have rocketed by 230% to 4.3p. This is the classic dead cat bounce.

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1458 days ago

Is the post Letts bounce in blur justified? Nope - at last Roger Lawson is 100% right

On Monday evening we were treated to the shock news that blur (BLUR) founder Phil Letts had been given the order of the boot just 18 days after his ghastly Mrs Kara Cardinale was also handed a P45 and a black bin liner. While the two of them relax at their luxury Devon Estate, shares in blur have enjoyed a relief rally to 4.75p ( now just 98.5% off their peak) but is that share price spike justified. Like hell it is.

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1459 days ago

Highland Natural Resources: Company Meet & This is why you should all be with PrimaryBid

Highland Natural Resources (HNR) did an offer with PrimaryBid less than a month ago at 12p. I suggested having a flutter and with the shares at 21.25p offer I feel 100% vindicated - I met up with Dr Robert Price earlier this week here in Bristol.

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1461 days ago

Echo Energy fires its broker - for doing the sensible thing & dumping shares

Echo Energy (ECHO) the overvalued wannabee oil explorer has today announced that it is firing its retained broker Brandon Hill. This is most unusual.

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1464 days ago

Lucian Miers continues his World War Two analogy as UKOG shares slide like a dead German body on a Russian ice lake

Oh how the Lucian Miers baiters were having fun a couple of days ago as UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) shares hit 11p. The Bulletin Boards were full of folks gloating about impending poverty for Lucian and for bears such as Waseem Shakoor. The biggest morons were adding to their holdings as they talked of ever more fanciful targets. Oh dear, as wre speak it is those who averaged up who are now hurting and hurting badly. The shares are just 6p-6.15p.

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1464 days ago

How to lose more than 50% of your cash in 2 weeks - ask an Andalas owning moron: placing imminent? £550k Loan to be repaid by deadline today? er....

Two weeks ago exactly AIM Casino listed crock of shit lifestyle company Andalas Energy (ADL) announced some more hot air and jam tomorrow news sending its shares spiking to a peak of 0.14p to buy as Bulletin Board Morons whipped themselves into a semi-orgasmic frenzy of innumeracy and filled their boots. Today the shares are 0.065-0.07p meaning that the paper loss for those buyers at peak moron is already 50%+. Time for a podcast with long term Andalas groupie and well known cardboard box resident Justin the Clown methinks? The bad news for Justin and the morons is that things can only get worse...

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1464 days ago

i3 Energy - Going down like Christmas lights in January

i3 Energy (13E) floated at 55p earlier this week. Its shares now trade at just 34.5p to sell. Even by the standards of the AIM Casino this has been a god-awful IPO. But it is going to get an awful lot worse. 

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1466 days ago

Why Uranium Must Reach $60 by 2020

Those who heard Paul Atherley of Berkeley Energia (BKY) on the main stage miners session at UK INvestor Show 2017 will be well versed in the uranium bull case. Paul is booked in to be back again in 2018 for a refresher but I need no convincing, we have a few of his shares just in case. Meanwhile here is another crash course on why you need uranium exposure.

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1466 days ago

Watchstone shares plunge to just 97p (bad news for Evil) - but should you bottom fish? No!

Oh dear. Poor old Evil Knievil who has been a perma bull of Watchstone (WTG), the former Quenron (QPP), loftily dismissing claims by Slater & Gordon for £637 million and my analysis as not worth the paper they were writen on. Oh how bullish was the great man, at 141p, just a few weeks ago as he posted his bon mots on a Bulletin Board. The shares have duly plunged to just 97.5p so costing EK and his fellow BB Morons a good packet. Poor Evil. Poor BB Morons.

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1466 days ago

Lucian Miers continues his world war two theme as UK Oil & Gas shares surge again

Lucian Miers' 3.1p short call on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) seems to be, at present, right up there with most of the share tips of the market abuser Chris Oil in the pantheons of duff calls. The shares surged yesterday to 7.25p-7.3p. Ouch.

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1471 days ago

R4E - Very good news on the banking front: At up to 1.6p BUY

For months, shares in R4E (R4E) have been held back because it was in technical breach of the covenants on its bank debt. We never expected the bank to pull with Nigel Wray and Johnny Hon owning c50% of the equity and standing behind the firm. But some BB savants knew better...they always do.

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1476 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy - is that the whiff of panic I smell at death spiral provider Bracknor?

Shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO ) are again tumbling on this fine summer's day. Oh what joy it is to be alive. 350p at peak ramp less than two years ago, they are now just 10.75p to sell. Ouch, I just love the smell of burning share certificates belonging to Bulletin Board Morons in the morning. So what crisis looms? Take your pick.

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1476 days ago

New Bulletin Board Moron of the week PRIZE contest sponsored byRoger Lawson

Today's the day that African Potash gets slung from the NEX markets or has the rules bent for them, so in normal circumstances it would sponsor this week's contest. But there is an even better sponsor, step forward Roger Lawson of ShareSoc who will donate some of the Globo shares he owns as a prize.  Natch, Lawson sold most of his Globo shares before telling readers to sell, but he still has some left and even offered to help the management take the company forward.

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1478 days ago

Fox Marble , shares down on Beaufort appointment - unfair but the RNS is a lie from a brain dead PR firm

Shares in Fox Marble (FOX) fell by almost 10% to 8.25p-8.5p on the back of news that it had appointed Beaufort Securities, Belfort Secs to its legion of admirers, as the company's joint broker. The assumption is that Belfort, whose clients are mainly bucket shops, will be doing a discounted placing. that is not the case, Fox has enough cash to get it through to profitability but Belfort's reputation proceeds it. Fox has gone on the record to say there is no placing.

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1479 days ago

Arian Silver, Pump, Dump, Feed the Board, Pump, Dump, Rinse & Repeat

Our very own Gary Newman nailed this spot on at the weekend flagging up that an almighty pump in Arian Silver (AGQ) was underway. Our sober, harsh but fair coverage contrasts well with the really sordid rampfest that saw the shares pushed ahead ahead of a placing today raising £600,000 at just 0.5p.

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1481 days ago

Paternoster Resources - possibly London's most expensive & worst performing fund manager

There are numerous reasons NOT to own shares in sub scale and underperforming Paternoster Resources (PRS) as I explained at the weekend HERE. But there is a different way of looking at this piece of investment crap.

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1482 days ago

Tom Winnifritb Bearcast: lessons from Carillion, 88 Energy, MySQUAR and the faux political correctness of my father exposed

Here I am in Shipston with my father who enjoys bearcasts if they mention him so just for that reason I record again. His faux political correctness is exposed by the issue of coverage of women's cricket in The Guardian - the dreadful newspaper he has delivered to try to fool my family of public sector "working" lefties that he is one of them. In terms of the market I look at Carillion (CLLN) and 88 Energy (88E). Shares in both companies are collapsing today and I look at why and at what lessons folks should be learning. You could so easily have avoided losing money on both. Please note Malcolm Stacey and other Ocado (OCDO) bulls, lesson one on Carillion is for you. I also make it clear that while he may have some of the attributes of a Bulletin Board Moron as he showed HERE, Evil Knievil is not, in fact, a BBM, I was just joshing him when I suggested otherwise. En passant I look at MySquar (MYSQ) and explain why today's exposes HERE and HERE may refer to events a long time ago but are pertinent. 

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1484 days ago

Paternoster - at a c50% discount to NAV surely the shares are cheap? er...no

My attention is  drawn to the curious way that Paternoster Resources (PRS) communicates information to its long suffering shareholders and prompted to ask if the shares are as cheap as they look. Of course they are not. 

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1484 days ago

Molins at 149p offer - worth at least 173.5p

We tipped these shares a couple of weeks ago at a 130p offer. Readers of the Nifty Fifty are thus happy bunnies as the shares are now 147p-149p. We do serve up good share tips and Steve and I are now working on our next one! But the shares should head higher still. I explain why in detail - here is our original share tip from two weeks ago.

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1487 days ago

Another less than glorious drill result from Sound Energy - top broker warns shares deserve to halve again

Earlier in the week the disappointment was that the Italian Badile gas play had flopped. But at least the Moroccan excitement could allow James Parsons, the aggressive stock promoter who runs Sound, to keep the plates spinning. er...now we have news from Morocco. And it is more bollockese and not great news.

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1489 days ago

Solo shares at 0.24p worth 0.91p - really? What is a Spec Buy? Is this Corporate BS?

Beaufort Securities acts as house broker to Solo Oil (SOLO) so it is paid to write research on the company. Think of the relationship as being like that as between a hooker and a punter. The punter pays the bills. The hooker assures him that he is hung like a donkey. With that minor caveat I bring you a fairly detailed note from research analyst Charles Long at Beaufort out today. Apparently the shares, now 0.24p are worth 0.91p. But Hang on Henry...

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1490 days ago

Echo Energy - down after Sound News but further to fall?

Shares in Echo Energy are off by 5% at 14.5p mid today on the back of the bad news on the drilling front from Sound Energy (SOU). But do they have further to fall? On fundamentals yes they do. 

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1490 days ago

Sound Energy - shares crash as Badile flops, is the company really pleased?

Some folks are just lazy fucks. The team round at PR crony capitalists Vigo Communications who charge an arm and a leg for spinning for Sound Energy (SOU) appear to be such folks, as they put together today's disastrous press release using cut and paste. It starts "Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, is pleased to provide an update on the drilling of the Badile exploration well, onshore Italy.". With what followed I bet the ranch that Sound was anything but pleased. Hint: the shares have crashed by 30% to 54.25p in early trade.

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1495 days ago

Saffron Energy - The City's No 1 oil analyst Zac Phillips sticks his knife in and he has a point

I tipped shares in Saffron Energy (SRON) but urged folks to take profits some months ago. The shares were then 8p+ having listed at 5p. In recent weeks the shares have slithered back towards that 5p and I have been urged by folks to re-tip. I resisted that urge. Something was wrong. Now we all know what some folks have clearly known for a while, what the problem is.

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1495 days ago

Strat Aero - reality setting in - do not BUY!

I warned you in explicit terms yesterday that the doubling of the Strat Aero (AERO) share price to 0.14p on the back of results which can best be described as a shit sandwich with dollops of jam tomorrow on top, was not justified. The shares have now slumped back to 0.09p-0.11p (TW 7, BBMs 0 once again) but do not BUY now for there are still deluded fools abroad.

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1497 days ago

Video: A song for Phil Letts and his ghastly Mrs...

I see shares in Blur (BLUR) are tanking again. Quelle suprise - given that it could be tits up time in three weeks. Anyhow for Phil Letts and his fellow grossly overpaid director his Mrs a song to brighten up the day. Natch as I think happily to a concert way back then in a summer's evening in Mile End Park, it's by Blur...  To The End!

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1497 days ago

Strat Aero - shares double on results but the company is almost bust - placing ahoy!

Shares in Strat Aero (AERO) have almost doubled today to 0.14p which amazing as the final results for calendar 2016 are out and are utterly crap. Okay they are less crap than 2015 but they are crap and indicate that the company must be as near as damn it, bust. Yes we are promised more jam tomorrow but before we get there surely it is placing ahoy?

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1497 days ago

Tom Winnifrith: I lied to you - I have a 19th share, I'm 99.75% down in four months and over the moon

Yesterday I revealed to you the 18 shares I own and thanks for all the comments. For the avoidance of doubt that portfolio started at zero four and a bit years ago and we have more than trebled our money to date. It happens. But I lied to you, the portfolio is incomplete. I own two other shares. 

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1497 days ago

Tom Winnifrith - the shares that are my 18 holdings: the non dirty dozen and a half

Okay I do not own these shares personally. I case anyone is thinking of going for me in a libel case I own nothing but FIML, owned by my family trusts, has built from scratch a fairly sizeable portfolio of 18 stocks. For what it is worth here they are in descending order of current value.

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1497 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Paul Scott's fucktard follower will always lose & should you sell all your oil shares?

Okay this really is the last one until September. But I have packed and am ready to travel and am bored, so here goes one more time. First up I discuss those who always blame others for their lack of profits, citing some twitter chum of the great Paul Scott. Then as Brent plunges through $45 I discuss why it is falling, where it will go next and if you should sell all your shares. The answer is a very selective no.

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1498 days ago

Reader Poll Advanced Oncotherapy share price by close of play Friday?

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) shares have fallen from a ramptastic peak of 350p to just 13.5p to sell as at last Friday. But sell you should as I explained again today HERE. The question is what will the shares be trading at ( mid) as at next Friday which is a critical deadline. What do you think? Let's gloat on the professional graves of scumbag crony capitalist Dr Michael Sinclair, arch share ramper Alan Green and PR low life Paul "Queenie" McManus. With a deadline of 7 AM Monday 26th vote now in the poll below.

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1503 days ago

Norcros – results good and remains confident: BUY

Bathroom and household equipment and accessories group Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017 and that “the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2018”.

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1503 days ago

Fusionex shares up 55% at 61p - WTF? Fear not

In seven days time shares in Fusionex (FXI) the drowning in red flags tech company from the Norfolk province of Malaysia will be delisted from the AIM Casino. Yet the shares are up by 55% today at 61.5p. WTF?

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1507 days ago

Fusionex - votes to delist: shares now 33p to sell - worthless: CEO Teh talks horseshit, has Nomad quit?

Surprise surprise shareholders in Fusionex (FXI) voted to delist the shares from AIM. Management and stooges had the vote sown up anyway so won 85% to 15%. The shares will cease trading on 26 June. CEO Ivan Teh must have really pissed off the owners of 5.4 million shares who voted against.

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1508 days ago

House broker on Concepta - shares, now 11.875p, worth 22p

Shares in Concepta (CPT) trade at 11.875p mid this morning but are according to house broker Beaufort worth 22p. The house broker is biased but the note it has published is interesting for its - conservative  - updated forecasts. If the broker is right then in just over six months time these shares will be trading on a 1 year out PE of less than 6 which is insane for a growth play. Judge for yourself. we own shed loads of these shares are will not be selling at anywhere near this price.

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1508 days ago

Fusionex - why are the shares 45.5p? It is toast time at 10 AM tomorrow!

Shares in Fusionex (FXI) the tech play from the Norfolk province of Malaysia still trade at 45.5p valuing the company at c£20 million. This has to be the biggest slam dunk short in London because at 10 AM tomorrow...

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1510 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy – the stench of desperation as the shares crash

Shares in doomed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are now 15.25p to sell, compared to a 25p nominal price. That means that as death spiral provider Bracknor desperately tried to convert c£3 million on loan notes into shares to flog to eliminate its exposure under the spoof arrangement with Advanced it will demand fees of 40p for every £1 of loan note converted. As it scrambles to convert notes and flog shares before the fat lady waddles onto stage from the wings (where she is already warming up), the share price will continue to tank making things even worse. So what to do?

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1510 days ago

Stanley Gibbons – is it guilty of market abuse with statement claiming a bid approach that was not?

On Friday some punters paid up to 13.5p for shares in Stanley Gibbons (SGI) after it claimed that it had received a bid approach. The shares are now c11.5p to sell after that was exposed as er...just not true.

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1519 days ago

Fusionex now 42.5p but that is 42.5p too high: fitness guru Paul Scott weighs in

If ever there was a demonstration of how price is not the same as value when it comes to shares it was Fusionex (FXI). Time and time again we pointed out the red flags yet the company maintained a market cap of up to £100 million. that was £100 million too high. Now, after five years in which £55 million has been transferred from UK Investors to Malaysia the company announced after hours on the Friday before the bank holiday weekend that it would delist. Its shares have crashed to 42.52p (the last fund raise was at 325p) but that is still way too high. And Britain's top share blogger, the fitness guru Paul Scott has weighed in and agrees with me.

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1521 days ago

FastJet - PR fecking geniuses Citigate can't polish a turd - dismal results and a warning of worse: target price 0p

Hello fascist, journalist smearing, PR fecking geniuses at Citigate Dewe Rogerson, your favourite follower of the dog that is FastJet (FJET) is writing today from my home village in Greece. You have done a good job at polishing the turd that are the calendar 2016 results from Fastjet (FJET) but if folks read beyond your spin to the bottom of the statement they will realise this is a basket case and the shares - at 16p are a stonking sell - the target price is 0p.

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1521 days ago

Fusionex - the rats start abandoning the sinking ship, the shares crash 64%

After hours on Friday Fusionex (FXI) a company from the Norfolk province of Malaysia announced that it was planning to delist from the AIM casino. This has always been a "wrongun" and myself, Lucian Miers and the great Kevin Ashton warned you many times to sell - over the weekend I listed 11 red flags the City crony capitalists were happy to ignore. Today the shares have crashed 62% to just xxp and the rats have started to abandon ship.

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1521 days ago

Chamberlin – full-year results and management chat

Chamberlin (CMH), a 105p offer price share tip from ourselves last month, has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017 and that ongoing growth is “supported by major new contracts coming on stream”. The shares are now 154p! Who's Da Daddy???

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1522 days ago

It is not often that I cheer the taxman but in the case of the virtue signaller Gary Lineker....

I would like to see a low tax small state Britain. Sadly that dream is not shared by any of the money tree worshipping political parties but I can still hope. Instinctively that makes me view HMRC as the pantomime villain, a body to be hissed and booed whenever it comes on stage to try and get more cash out of hard working folks. But in the case of HMRC vs Gary Lineker, the jug eared virtue signalling poseur, I will not be warning Mr Walker's Crisps that "he's behind you", I cheer on the taxman at every turn.

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1523 days ago

Malay Junk Fusionex - to end the AIM farce - RNS at no-one is watching a clock - as £55 million of UK cash goes up in smoke

At 5.30 PM on the Friday before the bank holiday, no-one is watching O'Clock, Fusionex (FXI) said that it was to delist from AIM. The shares closed the day off 2p at 129p but will absolutely crater Tuesday as this stinks as we have warned you so many times - as you can see HERE. Once again we are vindicated and the City pump & promote machine must hang its head in shame.

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1523 days ago

Market abuse, PCGE, an honest if careless scouse tipster and the sordid underbelly of AIM

Having explained how folks paying up to 0.16p for shares in PGCE fully deserved the rogering they got on Friday after a new media rampfest turned sour I was startled to be told by some professional TW hater "but you tipped it, Doc Holiday said so". Au contraire.

I never tipped PCGE having always been bearish and indeed terming it a fraud in bearcast. But it appears that scouse blogger Doc Holiday did indeed suggest that I, well HotStockRockets, had tipped the share. That was then reported on the LSE Asylum as a fact and folks bought shares on the back of it. So is Doc guilty of market abuse?

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1525 days ago

PCGE - Placing: the morons deserved to be debagged & buggered: Chairman Poulden did the right thing

Yesterday morning I ran a piece pointing out that at 0.15p the valuation of PCGE (PCGE) was utterly insane and anyone buying shares (at up to 0.16p!) deserved the beating that would surely follow. It did not take long. At 2.19 PM the company announced it had raised £400,000 at 0.1p. Ouch. The shares are now 0.11p to sell. BBMs 0 The Sheriff of AIM 1. A familiar scoreline.

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1525 days ago

Billing Services - another Jim Mellon backed AIM disaster: don't go bottom fishing

Oh dear, this has all the makings of another AIM disaster for my good friend the offshore based asset stripper Jim Mellon. But look on the bright side Jim, you have probably lost far more of your wealth with HK dog Regent Pacific, whose shares continue to tank in an alarming fashion. Anyhow, back to the home grown disaster stories. Shares in Billing Services (BILL) are down again today to 2.875p valuing this company at £8.1 million. that looks awfully generous.

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1525 days ago

PCGE - valuation crackers

I am innundated with lunatics and spivs tweeting me that shares in PCG Entertainment (PCGE) are cheap. It is the ramp de jour among the Bulletin Board lunatics. But at 0.15p the valuation is bonkers. Let me explain.

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1528 days ago

Katoro Gold shares to more than double?

Katoro Gold (KAT) was once the joke stock Opera Investments which did appear "accident prone". But it has now had the gold assets of Kibo (KIBO) injected into it, done a fund raise, moved to the AIM Casino and is, apparently, a whole new beast. House broker Beaufort has published a detailed note explaining why the shares should soar from 5.25p to 11.7p. I should note that Kibo retains a 56% stake in Katoro and we own a few Kibo shares.

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1529 days ago

Altyn - why should only institutions see the presentation? Here you go

I reckon that shares in gold miner Altyn (ALTN) are cheap as you can see HERE. Last week the company did a two day City roadshow (not raising cash) in which it gave a full presentation to fund managers. But why should the City boys & girls playing with other folks cash be the only ones to see the presentation? In that spirit...

 
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1535 days ago

InterQuest – possible management buyout offer, a piss take

With shares in InterQuest (ITQ) yesterday having increased on the day from comfortably below 40p to well above, at 3:51pm (noting the “recent share price movement” - nothing suspicious to concern AIM regulation then!) a newly created company (Chisbridge Ltd) formed by Gary Ashworth, Chris Eldridge and David Bygrave (respectively InterQuest Chairman, CEO and CFO and 33.3%, 0% and 0.1% shareholders) ‘confirmed’ “that it is evaluating making an offer for InterQuest at 42 pence per share in cash with a full loan note alternative”. They're taking the piss, surely...

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1539 days ago

Breaking: UK Oil & Gas slashes £6 million placing price to 0.8p - Source

Even in the Snakefields of Greece I keep on breaking news! On 9th May I revealed that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was endeavouring to raise £6 million at 1p - with the shares then trading at 1.2p bid. That forced an angry admission from the company that it was all true. Another scalp and fine piece of investigative journalism saw the shares then tumble to 1p. For long suffering holders and believers in Horse Hill, I have more bad news.

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1539 days ago

Falanx & the Cyber attacks & the £100 million political scandal

We own Falanx (FLX) shares and are currently well over 100% up on our investment with stock at 9.5p mid. HotStockRockets readers are now 100% ahead on the share tip too. So with the stock surging on the basis of the massive cyber attack that started on the NHS on Friday what to do? First realise that this is a political scandal. 

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1539 days ago

Eden Research - why did its PR man Paul "Queenie" McManus LIE to me?

In August 2015 AIM Casino listed fraud Eden Research (EDEN) announced that it had sold a license to its long time associated company Terpenetech for £600,000. On the same day it announced that it had bought a 29% stake in (worthless) Terpenetech for £920,000 in shares. I quizzed Eden's PR man Paul "Queenie" McManus of Walbrook PR about this deal which was clearly a panama pump fraud. And Queenie lied to me.

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1550 days ago

Bulletin Board Morons on Optibiotix and Tom Winnifrith share dumping

Morning Tom, people on the BB speculating you have sold your OPTI holding, can you confirm please?Thank you. That was one of the emails that I received this morning. The short answer is "its bollocks" but perhaps this merits a longer answer.

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1580 days ago

Amryt - trials of AP101 now underway - broker ups target to 88p: buy at 20p or under

Shares in Amryt Pharma (AMYT) are starting to move the right way and ever faster;as clear progress is made with its portfolio. On Tuesday we had the, not unexpected, news that it has started the phase 3 ( that is to say final human) trials of AP101, its lead drug candidate, a potential treatment for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a rare, genetic skin disorder, which causes exceptionally fragile skin

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1585 days ago

Obtala Buy at 19p - target 28p: VSA Initiates coverage

VSA is house broker to Obtala (OBT) so its assessment cannot be deemed to be impartial. However since I agree that the shares are cheap I bring you VSA's detailed initiation note below.

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1585 days ago

URGENT! book your free tickets for UK Investor Show - DEADLINE 2PM TODAY for postal seats

The last postal mailing of tickets for THE investor event of the year is Thursday Morning. So to grab your seat and join 3,000 others who want to make money from shares ACT NOW!

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1587 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - My heart goes out to many Cloudtag shareholders as they lose everything

So the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is today booted off the AIM casino. I did warn you but this podcast is for those who have lost out as a result of owning these shares. I do feel genuinely sorry for most of you. I explain why and where your anger should be directed.You may not want to hear this but I go through a few lessons you may want to learn from the disaster, for if we do not learn from when we lose we will keep on losing.

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1587 days ago

FRAUD Cloudtag...some morons are on the pitch, they think it's all over....IT IS NOW

Cloudtag (CTAG) has fessed up to dismal results and to the fact that it cannot get a Nomad to act for it and sign off on its lies and thus its shares will be booted off the AIM casino tonight. It talks of a relisting in the future but then it was telling us just the other day that it would get a new Nomad. But having had since January 10 it has failed. No one will act for this fraud. It is game over.

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1589 days ago

ONLY SIX days to go to THE event for anyone interested in making money from shares - BOOK NOW

After yesterday's debacle in Islington, there is clearly just 1 major event to go to for those who want to make money from shares - UK Investor Show. To meet more than 120 growth companies and to hear the most amazing cast of speakers you have to be there on April 1 at the QE2 Centre in London. There is just one show to go to so BOOK NOW and join 3,000 other people who want to make money from shares.

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1589 days ago

Tom Winnifrith: The Top short sellers, bears and fraudbusters all together on April 1 - don't miss out

You might hate bear raiders. You might think that short selling is unethical. But what you cannot argue with is that ignoring men such as Evil Knievil when they sniff out a fraud or accounting malpractice will cost you a packet. At last year's UK Investor Show the Country's top bears did a detailed presention on AIM darling Avanti Communications, one of the AIM companies most beloved by professional fund managers. Since that warning Avanti shares have collapsed by more than 90%. This year the bears have new targets.

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1589 days ago

Shore Cap on Amryt at 18.5p - target price increased from 35p to 88p!

Shore cap is House broker to Amryt Pharma (AMYT) so everything it writes cannot be said to be any way shape or form impartial. And since we own a shed load of the shares we are biased as hell too. Having said that this note is detailed and lifting the target price from 35p to 88p in light of recent news is pretty dramatic given that the shares were 18.5p on Friday when this "most excellent" research note came out.

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1589 days ago

Yet another Cloudtag Countdown clock - how long till the Fady Lady sings?

If no Nomad is prepared to act for the FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG) then its shares, now suspended, will be booted off the AIM Casino. No AIM = no death spiral funding so it will - very soon - run out of, other people's cash, and will go bust. But the first step is being booted off AIM. And, inspired by liar Amit Ben Haim, we have a useful countdown clock until that ouzo moment. Enjoy.

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1589 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy - back at 31.5p - is Bracknor dumping or spoofing today? Timber!!!

It is just eight days to the GM of Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) where shareholders are being asked to approve the issue of gazillions of new shares for the Bracknor death spiral. Since the alternative is going bust within weeks if not days then the result is a gimme although I intend attending - as the owner of 1 share - to ask some searching questions. But the collapse in the share price - the stock is now 31.5p mid, 30p bid tells you there are even bigger issues and that Advanced is, quite possibly toast whatever.

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1589 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Terror attack on London Edition

Clearly this is the story of the day. I reflect on this from various angles. I then move onto Franchise Brands (FRAN) shares in which surged 16% forcing a suspension. No insider dealing here guv, walk on, walk on. Then it is onto Bowleven (BLVN),  Yolo (YOLO), Starcom (STAR) which I may have called Starvest but I meant Starcom, Van Elle (VANL), Nyota (NYO) and finally the uber dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which is in freefall. Hah! Death spiral shylocks Bracknor your spoof is not working is it! On the subject of terror I mention that evil bastard Martin McGuinness.You should not speak ill of the dead but for this unapologetic murderer  and for those in the media who praise him as a good man I make an exception HERE.  Mr McGuinness was a wicked man who sought no salvation in apology and repentance and, if there is a hell, his soul is right now burning at the heart of it. 

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1589 days ago

The Joke valuation that is Bushveld Minerals

I explained some time ago why I thought that the management of Bushveld Minerals (BMN) had treated retail investors with clear contempt and why that made the stock uninvestable. In the short term this can go anywhere, in the long run shares in companies run by scumbags usually head south. I wake up and find that the shares are now 7p and so - with a lot of "assistance" from a great broker we can note.

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1590 days ago

Goldplat - 63% upside says house broker VSA

Goldplat (GDP) has announced that it has secured a $2 million short term debt facility from Scipion Capital. The loan is structured as a revolving pre-export facility and is available for 360 days from first drawdown. Interest is LIBOR plus 9.5%pa and repayment and interest are due monthly. Security on the drawn amounts has been granted over GDP’s South African tailings facility. This has prompted house ( thus not impartial) broker VSA to increase its target price by 9% and thus it claims that the shares, at 7.375p offer 63% upside.

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1592 days ago

Is Bracknor spoofing investors to postpone the collapse of the Advanced Oncotherapy death spiral?

Death spiral provider Bracknor does not buy shares in companies. It loans the desperate, cash at pound of flesh rates which it then converts into shares at discounted rates and flogs to mug punters. That is the classic death spiral model. But to get such a death spiral away it needs a perception of market liquidity and also to avoid a complete short term collapse of the share price. And that brings us to Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).

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1596 days ago

Stellar Diamonds fools Digital Look with diamond discovery - it should be ashamed

The roll call of shame on today's RNS from Stellar Diamonds: Nomad Cairn Financial (Emma Earl, that name rings a bell), Broker Beaufort Securities (Jon Bellis), joint broker Peterhouse Corporate Finance (Martin Lampshire), Financial Advisers Mirabaud (Rory Scott), Pr St Brides ( Lottie Brocklehurst). The headline is "709 Carat Diamond Discovered in Sierra Leone." Fuck me: where do I buy Stellar shares? These guys have just discovered the 13th biggest diamond in the country's history. Fuck me again - where is my fucking stockbroker? Oh er hang on...

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1597 days ago

Cloudtag - 11 days from AIM death the zombie has news..well not really

In 11 days time if no Nomad is prepared to act for the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG), that is to say to sign off on the lies it likes to tell investors, its shares - now suspended - will be booted off AIM. Unable to raise cash it will go bust. Just to placate the fools who ignored countless warnings and are trapped in this stock and to amuse the rest of us it has today made an announcement. It is horeshite natch and I offer a translation service in bold.

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1597 days ago

Is Hardman Research hiring LSE BB Morons to pen its worthless reports - ref the dog Advanced Oncotherapy

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is, as you know, utterly desperate to create buying interest in its shares so that death spiral shysters Bracknor can dump £13.7 million of equity onto the market over the next year. That is not going well and so Advanced today boasts that it has paid investment analyst prostitutes for hire, Hardman, to publish a glossy note. This report is so unbelievably unbalanced that I can only assume that Hardman outsourced the work to the Bulletin Board Morons on the LSE Asylum. Folks can see through this shite and the shares are down by a penny at just 40p bid which is very bad news for Advanced as explained HERE.

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1597 days ago

Cloudtag Moron - lets beat Tom Winnifrith up: LSE provides platform for inciting violence

Repeatedly, during the past six months, the London & South East Bulletin Board ( aka the LSE Asylum) has removed posts within minutes which offered any criticism at all of Cloudtag (CTAG). Right up to the point that shares in the fraud were suspended on AIM no dissent was allowed. But it appears that the LSE does believe in free speech when it comes to inciting violence against me. My crime, natch, calling out the fraud and so yesterday the post below appeared.

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1599 days ago

Strategic Minerals - Now I am going off you

Yesterday I praised Strategic Minerals (SML) for the open and honest way it described a possible deal involving a bank Letter of Credit that was yet to be signed. I did not say the shares were cheap or expensive but I offered praise - HERE. I take it all back after a ramptastic release today which sees the shares, quite rightly, 10% down at 0.825p. Scumbags.

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1600 days ago

Independent Resources down 30% but valuation insane

No doubt the spivs are on the ramp again but shares in Independent Resources (IRG) have dived by 30% to 0.415. That is because the stock has today on ex-rights on the open offer announced today. If you buy now you do not get to take part in a 2 for 3 offer at 0.065p! So do the maths again.

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1602 days ago

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week sponsored by the Glenwick Ramping Crew - a winner announced

Well thanks to Big Gib and the Glenwick (GWIK) ramping crew for sponsoring last week's Bulletin Board moron contest which served up a raft of entries as you can see HERE. The winner was Juicin Drumroll who spotted this great observation from a Long & Strong Cloudtag (CTAG) moron posting on the ADVFN Asylum with the shares suspended and due to be booted off AIM two weeks from today.

 
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1602 days ago

Dave King on the hook for £14m - forced to bid 20p for Rangers FC and caned by Takeover Panel

The Takeover Panel has today slammed Rangers (RFC) supremo David King for breaching the UK Takeover Code as well as being a prize arse in not co-operating, indeed appearing to obstruct, its enquiry. The upshot is that he has now been told that he must launch a 20p per share offer for the 85.43% of Rangers he does not own by April 12. That will cost him up to £14 million if everyone accepts.

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1603 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Sound Energy now firmly on the bears radar screens

I refer to young Steve's article earlier on the most shorted AIM shares. The fact is that most AIM shares cannot be shorted at all. There then follows a discussion on Sound Energy (SOU), Boohoo.com (BOO) and Telit (TCM). On a serarate note I look at LGO Energy (LGO). When the facts change what do you do?

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1603 days ago

Why did we tip LGO Energy? Let me explain and here is that tip

Certain folks wonder why we, on HotStockRockets, we tipped shares in LGO Energy (LGO) as a buy? Well the reason of course is that we thought they were going to go up and we want our readers to make money. On 28 February when we tipped the shares they were 0.115p offer ( that is 2.3p in today's post consolidation money). They are now 3.35p bid so our readers are very much in the money after just 11 days!  But why tip this stock. The best expanation is the original tip which is below. Remember the 20 for 1 consolidation when reading it.

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1604 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy forced to fess up on Death Spiral Provider Bracknor & Short selling

Heading to zero, serial liar Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has today called a GM to approve the issue of a blizzard of shares to obliterate its share price via death spiral. More on that later but the documentation throws up another issue other than the lies refered to earlier HERE, why will Advanced NOT come clean on short selling by death spiral provider Bracknor.

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1604 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy - here is a lie it published ahead of that last placing, and another on placing day

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has today called its GM to approve the issuance of more shares to feed the Bracknor Death Spiral - more on that later for the document is, like the company, a joke. But first lets go to a big fat monstrous lie it told last year to help get that bailout placing away in September.

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1606 days ago

When you know a company is finished - sentiment on a Bulletin Board: ref Advanced Oncotherapy

Shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are sliding again today. Last time I looked they were 32p bid and they are heading rapidly towards the 25p mark at which point Bracknor will not be able to forward sell/convert loan notes as explained HERE without GM sanction. Thus the loan shark death spiral provider - which is pro tem exposed to the tune of well over £1 million will be flogging shares as fast as it can. Meanwhile Advanced just won't answer my 16 questions HERE. But there is something else going on which you can see if you check out the Bulletin Boards and it is quite remarkable and shows this company is toast.

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1606 days ago

15 Questions for Advanced Oncotherapy: shares crash as Investor Presentation bombs

For years Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has ramped its shares to get away placing after placing with ramptastic investor presentations. But that was before I started asking all those horrible questions for which there was no answer. and Winnileaks started obtaining toxic leaked emails.  Last night the company had a presentation in London. It has another in Zurich this morning. Warning Swiss folk and tax dodgers quotes about the London chinwag include "everyone left unhappy" and from a long term bull "I am just throwing in the towel." The shares have crashed by 23% to 36p bid so far today. The target for me remains 0p. But for those folks going to the Zurich meeting here here are 15 questions Advanced can't or won't answer:

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1607 days ago

Eden Research – The art of value creation. How a licence worth only £20,000 in June 2013 became worth £600,000 in August 2015.

On 24 August 2015, Eden Research (EDEN) announced its now infamous deal (aka massive panama pump fraud) with TerpeneTech. That fraud is now unravelling big time as explained here. But let us revert to the RNS of 2015 which stated :

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1607 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Independent Resources Group up 569% - complete and utter insanity: do the math!

Shares in Independent Resources (IRG) are up 569% today. I know James Parsons of Sound Energy (SOU) has joined but this is insanity, a rampfest by many of the usual suspects. Just do the maths! If you cannot I can do it for you in his bonus podcast.

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1608 days ago

BowLeven – CEO Hart claims ‘delight’ with “farm-out agreement”, who does he think he’s kidding?

Kick-the-board-out requisition-pressured BowLeven (BLVN) CEO Kevin Hart is “delighted to be working together with Victoria Oil & Gas to unlock the potential of Bomono… gaining access to Victoria Oil & Gas’s extensive infrastructure and gas marketing experience”. Hmmm, the market doesn’t seem to share ‘delight’ in the deal from your side though Kevin – shares in BowLeven currently more than 7% lower, whilst those in Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG) more than 12% higher…

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1608 days ago

Opportunities Abound in Mining shares, How To Find Them? Gold, Uranium, and Phosphates

2017 will be a lucrative year, as we have seen the bottoming of the bear market. Uranium appears to have reached it’s bottom in early December. We are in the beginning of a new uranium bull market which should last for three to four years. The agriculture minerals are under-invested and phosphates may be a straight forward play. And gold shares will also have a run.

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1608 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy - Death Spiral accelerating, what about the 25p hurdle?

When AIM uber dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced that instead of going for non dilutive funding ( as no-one would provide it) it was being forced to resort to a dreadful £13 million death spiral from loan sharks Bracknor, its shares were 65p. When the death spiral started the shares were 58p. Now it just £100,000 of the death spiral loan notes on the first £1.3 million tranche converted, the shares are just 43p to sell. Bracknor now has three reasons to panic.

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1611 days ago

Versarien - another Primary Bid after hours Friday opportunity - sign up now, Sunday 5 PM deadline

This is becoming a regular Friday feature - an after hours offer from Primary Bid for increasingly credible placings. The last one was Ascent at 1.85p - its shares, 3 weeks later, are 2.375p which is great news for our readers who took part. Next up is Versarien (VRS) which is raising £1 million at 15p.

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1611 days ago

Servision: House broker says Spec Buy - shares tumble agin - this smells all horribly wrong

The odour coming out of long term AIM cash guzzling hound Servision (SEV) grows stronger by the day. I sense that this is going to blow up badly and when it does you do not want to be owning the shares. There is something very odd going on. Today's intervention sees house broker Beaufort pushing the stock as a speculative buy. The shares have fallen by 8% and we will come to the, er.... not very good, note later.

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1612 days ago

The Worst Research Note of the Year to date? Edison on worthless Avanti Communications

Employer of convicted felon, the cop mugger champagne Charlie Gibson, investment prostitutes Edison will publish bullish research notes and interviews with any company as long as they dip into their shareholders' funds. The interview with the bombastic prick David Williams who earns a seven figure wedge for running Avanti Communications (AVN) into the ground last summer ( see HERE) was a classic of its genre. Today Edison has published a note saying Avanti shares are worth 109p. The market thinks the report is worthless bog-paper and the shares are down by almost 10% at just 14.875p.

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1613 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Plutus Powergen was doomed when its boss said he liked my work

An early bearcast as, much to the dread of my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley, we are about to suffer an invasion of the working classes. Of course praising my work was not the biggest sin of Plutus Powergen (PPG), that was its oink on rebasing of options and bonuses. But now it has a bigger problem, OFGEM and I reckon it has every reason to be worried. Then I look at 88 Energy (88E) suspended in Oz but not on AIM ahead of a placing. Then it is on to Amur (AMC) again and to Avanti Coms (AVN) whose shares are just 14,5p. That is 14.5p too high. Finally a long look at changes in retail and what that means for us all. That is based on a Wolf Street article HERE.  I also refer to the series I am running on my 1970s childhood in rural Northants HERE. Gosh the world changes rapidly.

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1614 days ago

Slater & Gordon joins the Minus 99% club - the curse of fraudster Rob Terry: the end is nigh

When Aussie Poltroons Slater & Gordon spunked £649 million to buy the worthless fraudulent assets of Quindell (QPP) circa two years ago its shares were A$8. They have crashed another 30% today to just 7 cents putting S&G in the 99% club. The signs are growing that the end is not just 90 days away (when it must conclude a debt for equity deal with its banks) but perhaps rather sooner.

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1615 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy share slide accelerates as the death spiral dance moves up a gear

Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) the company with sod all cash, that is a cash guzzler, with no sales and which has persistently misled both investors and customers has moved up a gear with its death spiral funding and the shares have fallen again to just 49p to sell. Boy how sleazey former director, the Blair crony, Lord Evans of Watford must be glad that he dumped all his shares at 120p just ahead of the last big placing and during a closed period. And there has been no sanction at all. Bully for him. Now back to the death spiral.

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1615 days ago

Tom Winnifrith: Do I want to get beaten up by a 36 year old fitness freak to raise money for Cloudtag owning morons on the LSE Asylum?

Ah diddums all those morons on the LSE Asylum who have spent months insulting and abusing me over Cloudtag (CTAG) are all of a sudden feeling a bit poor now that shares in their darling little fraud have crashed and been suspended. What is needed is a charity event to bail them out. And how about it involves me getting beaten up?

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1615 days ago

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Sponsored by tomwinnifrith

One Bulletin Board Moron is already under FCA investigation this week for impersonating me and suggesting, inter alia, that Cloudtag (CTAG) shares would treble from here. They won't it is heading to 0p. But whoever tomwinnifrith is is so obviously the moron of the week that everyone else is competing for second place. So nominate away with any example of extreme stupidity from twitter or Bulletin Boards The deadline to enter is midnight on Sunday 5 March. Do your worst in the comments section below.

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1615 days ago

African Potash - the fraud raises another £26,550 but who was mad enough to pay 0.045p?

This smells all wrong. Shares in African Potash trade (AFPO) trade at 0.02-0.04p on the NEX lobster pot after being booted off AIM. Since January 9 there have been just 23 trades of which only 2 have been at more than 0.045p. In February there have been seven trades and the most recent to sell have been at just 0.021p. Yet today the company has raised money at 0.045p. Who is that mad?:

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1617 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Today's Unacceptable face of Capitalism

I expect shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) to resume trading on Monday and then to tank. I explain why. I look at the issue of portfolio allocation something too many folks ignore at their peril. Then I look at executive pay at RBS, Unilever *(ULVR) and elsewhere. I wonder if Theresa May means it about looking after ordinary working people. Surely RBS is an easy test for her. As a capitalist I find blue chip executive greed distasteful and worrying.

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1617 days ago

Aidan Earley says he will serve Tom Winnifrith with legal action on Tuesday - bring it on say I

Aidan Earley, a man who has served time, and is barred from being a company director after the awful events at Wood Hall, has explicitly stated that he wishes to stop me writing and to close ShareProphets down for good in both cases. On Friday as 99% of folks celebrated the way that I and this website had saved folks cash and exposed fraud on both RapidCloud & Cloudtag, both of which saw their shares suspended, Aidan announced his next step.

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1617 days ago

Cloudtag - why the shares are suspended: a ghastly silence from Novum, here is the sordid detail

Why were Cloudtag (CTAG) shares suspended yesterday? I answered that in part HERE but can now add more detail. Welcome to the ghastly and murkeyand sordid world of T+10 placings.

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1618 days ago

Cloudtag suspended pending an announcement: odds on it is the placing in trouble

At 4.18 PM trading in the shares of AIM listed fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) were suspended ahead of an announcement. I do not know what the news will be but if it was good it would have been rushed out. I assume it is yet more bad news. As I pointed out earlier HERE, Novum Securities has every reason to walk away from the £975,000 placing at 3.75p announced this morning.

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1618 days ago

Exclusive Photo Article: Cloudtag Onitor heart rate product used on CTAG shareholders for the first time today.

With the shares now suspended as a 4.18 PM so more ( almost certainly bad) news on the way it has not been a good day for the morons who own shares in this company without a product. Or so we thought....But apparently the Onitor heart rate tracker was used by some shareholders today as they saw their life savings wiped out and we have a photo of it in action.

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1618 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More ouzo, vindicated on RapidCloud's descent to zero as well

In the main bearcast today I touch on the Cloudtag (CTAG) fraud but that is really covered in its own bearcast HERE. I do look at RapidCloud which was suspended today and will lose its AIM listing in a month. Who warned you that this would face a "terminal conclusion" 149 days ago? Was it PR wankers Walbrook or Nomad WH Ireland or savants on the LSE Asylum? Er no, it was me HERE.  I then look at Challenger (CHAL) a zero in waiting, Iofina (IOF) and IGAS (IGAS) both of which should also be zeros. I commend today's excellent piece from Nigel, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM,  on the Servision (SEV) scandal HERE. I take Nomad Allenby to task for failing to comment on this and for allowing Servision to mislead mug punters. AGAIN. Finally I take apart overvalued ramp Wey Education (WEY). Its shares are up 33% today. That is a ramp not a reflection of value.

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1618 days ago

Has anyone got an address for Cloudtag ramper in chief Liam Nicholas - I'd like to doorstep him this weekend

One of the main, if not the main, ramper of shares in the worthless fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is a Bristol based fellow called Liam Nicholas, the author of this ramptastic blog. Liam works for a company in the white van hire rental business and his ludicrously partisan commentary is one reason so many folks are nursing huge losses on this AIM fraud. I have spoken to the Mrs and she has agreed to hold the camera if I visit Liam this weekend as we too live in Bristol.

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1618 days ago

Breaking: Cloudtag Nomad Cairn quit weeks ago: source - get out of jail card for Novum?

It has today been announced that Nomad Cairn will cease to act for AIM listed (pro tem) FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG) on April 10 at which point the shares will be suspended if no other Nomad is prepared to agree to sign off on lies issued via RNS. The shares have crashed to 2.75p to sell which means that those clients of Novum Securities who were stuffed into a placing at 3.75p THIS MORNING must be well pissed. But fear not... I have a shocking revelation that gets them off the hook.

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1618 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gosh some Amur shareholders really are as thick as pigshit & don't y'all love our new Cloudtag countdown clock

Don't you just love our new Cloudtag (CTAG) countdown clock on the right hand side of this page? I am already assembling material old and new for this presentation at UK Investor but the clock is a jolly jape is it not? Elsewhere I never cease to wonder at the stupidity of some investors. I look at Amur (AMC) in this respect. I then look at Weatherly (WTI) which is telling you, plain as day, that its shares are worthless. I explain a few hard facts and ask new questions about Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and then have a butchers at Rosslyn Data (RDT) shares in which have just hit a new all time low. I wonder why? Smiley face, smiley face.

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1618 days ago

Armadale at 2.5p worth 4.4p?

Beaufort is house broker to Armadale Capital (ACP) but its mining analyst Sheldon is a good stick and I am prepared to believe some of what he writes. That is me being generous. I don't want poor Sheldon bursting into tears like foxy brokerette Alice Lane who has, I gather, been again upset by what I wrote here. There really is no pleasing some folks. Anyhow Sheldon reckons the shares will go from 2.5p to 4.4p. 

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1619 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - have the morons started mentioning the Bill Gates link? If it sounds too good to be true

There is of course no link between Bill Gates and AIM uber dog Servision (SEV) but I be that out in Bulletin Board land that will not stop it being mentioned in a post fact era ramp. Servision had raised $2 million today at 11.4p. Before recent insider dealing the shares were 2.25p and worth 0p. If it sounds too good to be true...all is explained in this bonus podcast. 

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1620 days ago

Advanced Oncotherapy announces death spiral Part 1: Will it apologise for misleading investors on that one? And is Metric loan now off?

Serial misleader and worthless bag of AIM listed shite Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) today announced that it has secured death spiral financing for £13-26 million from the lowest of the low DS funders, Bracknor. That is bad enough and will see the shares forward sold to buggery, as I will outline in a separate piece. What is worse is that it exposes Advanced for again misleading investors.

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1620 days ago

FRAUD African Potash now just 0.02p to sell - when will it admit that it is bankrupt?

In its annual report published at no-one is watching O'Clock in the Christmas break, the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) was forced to include a statement that it needed to raise £600,000 of fresh equity if it was to last 12 months. I should cocoa. The shares are now on the NEX lobster pit and the last trade was eight days ago. Illiquid or what. And as you can see the spread is now 2 one hundredths of a penny which is also the bid price. 

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1622 days ago

Premaitha at 10.6p worth 18p says FinnCap - new research note

The fragrant Alice Lane, a foxy young brokerette who apparently I once reduced to tears by being so beastly, is this morning disseminating the latest FinnCap note on Premaitha (NIPT) to clients. Since it is bullish I am happy to make it up to Alice by exposing this high quality research to a wider audience, especially since we own more than a few shares. By way of balance i should say that FinnCap is house broker and therefore utterly partial and you can feel free to ignore every word of this report.

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1627 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - It's a 7.14 AM ouzo O'Clock as Slater & Gordon crashes again

Oh dear. Oh Dear. Another trading statement from Aussie law poltroons Slater & Gordon (SGH) and it is grim all round. The shares - A$8 when the fraudulent businesses of Quindell (QPP) were bought - are now 20 cents. And they will go far lower IF a debt for equity swap is agreed and that is the best case scenario. The Rob Terry Quenron businesses are now shown as worthless, another day of V for Vendetta, Vengeance and Vindication for the Sheriff of AIM. Crack out the ouzo and make mine a large one!

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1627 days ago

What Hargreaves Lansdown Nominees owning shares in the fraud Cloudtag really means - it is not good

Over on the LSE Asylum and elsewhere in Bulletin Board Moron land there is some excitement that Hargreaves Lansdown appears to speak for a large number of shares in the AIM fraud that is Cloudtag (CTAG). The dreamers reckon this is good news as the post below shows. Au contraire mes amis...

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1627 days ago

Veltyco cracking update - increase targets

Our 35p offer price share tip of Veltyco (VLTY) last month is looking good after another cracking trading update. There is more to come.…

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1628 days ago

Mila Resources - why has Anthony Eastman not gone on IMMEDIATE unpaid leave?

For the second day running shares in Mila Resources (MILA) are slipping badly. The reason is simple: the publication of a damning document by myself on Sunday regarding Citation Resources, now in administration, which suggests that Mila director Anthony Eastman may have done some very naughty things indeed.

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1628 days ago

Cloudtag - Why selling the warrants will be a bigger challenge for L1 Capital than Loan note conversion shares

If one looks at the volume of shares traded in the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) in the last four months (from LSE’s AIM statistics) you can see that almost half the shares in the company changed hands in the month of December, reflecting the run up to existing launch of new exciting product at CES show in Las Vegas (hmm sounds rather familiar didn’t that happen in 2016 as well?).

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1633 days ago

BREAKING: Lyin' Chris Cleverley of African Potash: $250m RNS exposed as "a total fabrication"

Oh dear, Oh dear. Another source has come forward to expose yet another monstrous lie told by the fraud African Potash (AFPO) back in the autumn of 2015 as part of its pre bailout placing series of ramptastic lies. The undisclosed bungs, the $10m LOCs that did not exist, the bogus orders all were aimed at getting awasy the January 12 rescue bailout. It worked, the shares were ramped higher. But it was on the basis of lies. That is fraud. Let us rewind to 25 September 2015.

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1637 days ago

Murray D'Almeida of Management Resources - Tell us about your links to Halycon?

On April 8 2015 AIM listed Management Resources Solutions (MRS) saw its shares suspended pending clarification after a much vaunted funding package from an outfit called Halcyon Capital Management Pty Ltd fell through. Halcyon and its boss Anton Mentz simply did not come up with the moolah. So who was to blame for this disaster?

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1640 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: V is for Vermin, Vendetta and Vindication

There is a convicted criminal & twice bankrupted man who is barred from being a company director who wants to shut this website down and me with it. Events today at Cloudtag (CTAG) - where the shares will, as I explain, now tank fast - and in the Courts regarding Darren Winters show how vital our work is. And frankly it requires gonads of steel to see off fraudsters and criminals who do not like what we do.  I also cover Stratmin (STGR) and Management Resource Solutions (MRS) today and thank you all for the supportive messages. We are 100% vindicated today. Certain convicted crims should just send me a case of ouzo and STFU

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1641 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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1641 days ago

Swedes 1 Bulletin Board Turnips nil - Beowulf shares suspended

Shares in Beowulf Mining (BEM) plunged by 39.6% to 8.75p in morning trade prompting a suspension of the shares at just after 10 with the admission of quite disastrous news.

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1642 days ago

African Potash Legal Update & Additional Request to shareholders

If you want to sell shares in the fraud African Potash (AFPO) now on the NEX lobster pot, you will now get 0.03p. So the shares are now more than 99% down from the peak. So what news on trying to sue the board or the advisers at Cantor Fitzgerald to get your cash back?

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1643 days ago

Sell Greatland Gold

Greatland Gold (GGP) has been pursuing small - and almost certainly not economic - gold deposits in Tasmania since Adam was a boy. Every year it promises jam tomorrow, the shares are pumped up a bit and then it does a hugely discounted placing. Rinse & repeat. But suddenly it is the ramp de jour.

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1646 days ago

The Cloudtag Moron & Ramper in Chief finds motivation online & tweets the news

So what if Cloudtag (CTAG) is a fraud which lies to investors, has no revenues (other than bogus made up ones in RNS statements) and is running out of cash? So what if its shares are now just 4.75p to sell ( down from 25p a couple of months ago) and are heading to nil. The ramper in chief Liam Nicholas is undeterred. His lie packed website about the fraud may not be getting much traffic these days but the man who works for a white van rental company and lives, like me, here in Bristol has a message of hope for the deluded. Forget fundamental analysis or impending news....

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1647 days ago

Our October share tip of the month has almost doubled, our next tip of the month is out TODAY - grab it for just £5

Our October share tip of the month was Sula Iron & Gold (SULA). The Bulletin Board Morons thought we were daft and the shares were 0.18p offer. Today they trade at 0.33p-0.34p so were are heading fora 100% gain and some brokers think we are mad. Broker VSA says the shares are still cheap and reckons fair value is 2.5p. we kid you not.

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1647 days ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining exactly why Cloudtag is not a bad company it is a FRAUD

Apparently some folks think that Cloudtag (CTAG) is just a bad company not a fraud. I explain to such folks the difference between a fact and an opinion (Latin scholars are aware of this already) and why exactly that makes this company a 100% fraud. Its shares are now just 4.75p to sell but the target remains 0p as it is a fraud. Then it is on to the importance of NEDS and what they are there for ref Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). Then I move to Ashley House (ASH) and a bit of macroeconomics, to Grand Group (GIPO) and onto Galantas Gold (GAL)

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1648 days ago

Strat Aero - what is it hiding now? What do you think?

Cash guzzling, litigation embroiled, lying Strat Aero (AERO) today announced by RNS that it was to hold a General Meeting. FFS does it do this once a month? The last one ( to authorise the issue of 380 million new shares) was just five weeks ago.

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1649 days ago

Fitbug placing - how the spivs of the AIM Cesspit operate

Today AIM listed serial disaster story and cash guzzler Fitbug (FITB) has announced that it has raised £1 million at 0.2p. The shares have crashed to 0.19-0.2p on the news ( a fall of 26%) but if one looks at the trades you see the sordid underbelly of the AIM Cesspit in full play.

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1649 days ago

Strat Aero - bailout placing at 0.1p - shares implode: worse to come

Last night it was announced that Hulsey Smith, the American who exposed the fraud at the heart of Strat Aero (AERO) using Winnileaks last year, dumped the last of his shares that he received for dropping a legal claim. But look at his statement in the TR1 carefully. Before then , the rescue bailout.

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1651 days ago

Cloudtag - Sub 5p by end February says Bear Raider Waseem Shakoor

Shares in the AIM listed fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) have dribbled lower to 6.5p to sell today but what is noticeable is the volume, or rather lack of it. In the face of a complete lack of orders from CES as well as minimal evidence that Cloudtag even has a sales ready product, buying interest seems to have tried up. Even the Bulletin Board threads are going quiet as the company appears to have stopped issuing lies about orders, potential orders and shipments of product. So what happens next?

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1651 days ago

Peter Evans of the Sunday Times do you feel any shame at all you gutless turd? Ref the FRAUD Eden Research

Shares in fraud Eden Research (EDEN) have raced ahead by 30% today. Some folks have been paying up to 13.5p to get onboard. There is an RNS today but that is not the reason for this folly.

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