I warned you on Friday's bearcast that MX Oil (MXO) was trying to get a placing away at 0.75p and hey presto today we are told that it has indeed raised £2.5 million at 0.75p. The shares are down by 26% on the news at 0.8-0.85p: you dont need to thank me all at once for giving you a heads up. What is going on?
Do you believe official Chinese data on economic growth? No, neither do I. But you are seeking a reliable indicator well here it is - growth in the sale of lavatory seats. I kid you not. A leading broker explains.
Whether Mario Draghi’s latest barrage of stimulus works or not, the European Central Bank president made one thing clear on Thursday, he won’t be the one to clean up afterward as ultra-low interest rates are locked in until after the Italian retires in 2019.Economic growth rates are falling toward zero And at zero, it normally doesn’t make sense for the business community as a whole to borrow as the growth it expects will be less than the interest it will have to pay, but A person who lends at a negative rate must believe that the future is more certain than the present. The problem that many people have is that they think that 2008 was 'the event' and that it cleared the way and we’re back to a sustainable path, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Whenever a company sees a big share price movement and subsequently puts out an RNS citing that it knows of no reason for the rise (or fall), I would expect the price to return to around where it was previously.
Hello Share Wangers. It’s a dangerous game commending supermarket shares. I’ve done so before and been largely disappointed. But I do rather like the look of Morrison (MRW). Though ever since I've held this stock, the price has been ticking down.
As ever there were some classic entries in last week's Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest with Drunken Sailor's own made up entry almost plausible as a real one. Had he not fessed up he'd have one the prize. The full raft of entries is HERE. But there is no moron like an old moron and no old moron like an MTV moron.
Paul "Queenie" McManus of Walbrook PR has repeatedly briefed bulletin board morons who own shares in the fraud that is AIM listed Eden Research (EDEN) that I refuse to meet the company. That is a lie, I want to meet Eden, to record a podcast, and have made it clear I will head to its HQ in Cirencester. Yet Queenie declines to name a date. Why?
I have to date reported four companies to the Financial Reporting Council asking it to investigate accounts which I believe to be fraudulent and or misleading. So where am I with these four and what is the common thread?
You know what a gold bug I am and things are going my way. I told you so, David Skarica is of the opinion that a major pull-back is not likely and explains why in detail.
Shares in Stanley Gibbons (SGI) fell sharply on Friday to just 22.5p on the back of an announcement that the company “is very close to concluding the terms of an equity fundraising of approximately £13 million by the issue of new ordinary shares at a price of 10p”. Aaagh. We have called this terribly. Only BB Morons always get it right we have got this wrong and can only apologise. Are we selling? Where next for the shares?
Well, I think I’ve done it. At least for now. I’ve calmed down a bit too. The battle with fucking Microsoft and Windows 10 is won and, I hope, the war too. But I was unable to prevent not one but two “upgrades” from my current Windows 8.1 setup to the improved (and not working) 10. Quite why I should have to spend most of Friday morning and a large chunk of my Sunday dealing with it when I have had to pay for the privilege of using Microsoft Windows in the first place is beyond me. Why do we just accept it?
Shares in Distil plc (DIS) traded more than 20% higher, at just over 1p on Friday, on the back of an update that “we remain confident for the fourth quarter of the financial year and expect full year performance to be in line with the board's expectations” and a rare placing at a premium.
In this pre budget podcast I look at likely tax breaks for the North Sea and who to short after the Chancellor pisses taxpayer cash away on that, I look at the budget in general and why Osborne is a failure and then I discuss smoking and taxes on smokers which are wrong at all levels - why not a todger tax on gay bathhouses instead? I warn you that this podcast uses some colourful language. Please if you listen on itunes give it a 5* rating in response.
Last week it was Doriemus ( booted off AIM onto the ISDX lobster pot) that was the Lenigas car crash. This week it is Fastjet ( dire profits alert, going bust). Which Lenigas associated company will crash & burn next week I wonder? But while shareholders in companies linked to Jabba The Hutt suffer, the man himself is hard at work in Cuba as the photo below shows. By midnight Sunday please submit your captions in the comments section below.
Maybe it's because it's a big US stock, or maybe because the world just hates working with Microsoft, but Nigel Somerville's Hey! Microsoft! Fuck you and fuck you some more - re Windows 10 comes in at an easy number 16, which is extremely high for a non-Tom story. Particularly one only written yesterday. It apparently has got under people's skin.
I repeat my request re itunes - please go give Bearcast a 5* rating now. Then I refer to Amanda's piece earlier which is a compelling lesson in why its right to be a bear. Finally I explain why I am a mean bastard when dealing with Dr Harold Shipman, oops I meant Roger Lawson of ShareSoc.
I am normally not so intemperate but Microsoft has really got this coming to it. Be warned: bad language ahead….
In its most recent profits warning Fastjet (FJET) used language deliberately designed to hide how close it is to trading while insolvent and how inevitable a bailout placing is. Its PR firm Citigate Dewe Rogerson then engaged in disgusting fascist bulling and smearing to distract attention from this pressing issue. But the truth will out and, indeed, here it is.
Begbies Traynor (BEG) has updated that its third quarter ended 31st January saw performance “as anticipated” and that it “is well placed to deliver the board's expectations for the financial year as a whole”.
Historically the pattern with Avanti Communications (AVN) has been it is asked an awkward question like how much business do you do with ISIS? Or why is it that your 2015 joke accounts are being looked at by the FRC? Or, if your bonds are junk rated when do you go bust? Its shares tumble. Then it announces a new ramptastic contract win either of an unspecified amount or for many years in the future. Its shares bounce but then fade and slump when the next question is fired over.
The May edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three share tips from Gary Newman, the Greek meltown is worse than everyone thinks, and the EU is not fit for purpose plus a photofeature from the 2017 UK Investor Show.
The busting of a placing by AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) at 1p by Tom Winnifrith has caused a bit of controversy. It is not the first time he has been accused of being irresponsible by blowing the lid on a placing only for it to be pulled or the price dropped. Anyone left holding the baby gets their fingers burned – in the recent example quite badly if they had been buying into the ramp at north of 1.4p only to see the company raise cash at just 0.8p. Is it right?
The nauseating Mail on Sunday fawned upon Pippa Middleton and her ghastly family as they celebrated the "wedding of the Year". Bring on the revolution! But perhaps the real wedding of the year should be between our two very own in-house Bulletin Board Morons GrannySnuffs & Wildes who seem made for each other. can you find examples on the LSE Asylum, iii, ADVFN or twitter of comments more idiotic than those of our own dream team? If so post in the comments section below, the deadline is midnight Sunday 28th May.
Having bought itself some time by declaring an initial sack-the-board General Meeting requisition “invalid” (a revised, valid requisition announced by it at an attempted ‘no one watching o’clock’, 5:15 pm, on Friday), Infrastrata (INFA) has this afternoon made a “Review of stategic options & project update” announcement...
AIM-listed travel agent and wannabe Greek holiday resort developer Minoan (MIN) announced a small bolt-on acquisition this morning….and a placing. Oh, and an update on its debt facility due to expire at the end of June. It is disappointing to see a placing (at 9p), but in the general scheme of things it is a relatively small amount so the pill is sugared to some extent.
It was a keen competition this week. But we have found a winner.
Take a look! European investors are clearly failing to grasp the very significant financial and commercial benefits available for Orphan or Rare Disease drug developers. So much so in fact, that sector-focussed Amryt Pharma (AMYT) finds no quoted peers in London, yet a good basket of NASDAQ-listed comparables are seen to command a significant premium despite mostly being pre-revenue and somewhat earlier in their development. Such anomalies can and, of course, do rapidly correct.
Any reader of my pieces will know I hold Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) in pretty low regard but the outrageous ramping that has now gone on for the last four trading days is an absolute disgrace and the FCA should take a look. I’ll explain.
I have already covered the dire financials of Eden Research that indicate it is just months from trading whilst insolvent as well as its panning by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) - in response to my urgings. Now to today's monstrous half truths - I am perhaps being 50% too charitable in that description.
Eden Research (EDEN) has today published godawful results and admitted that my very good friends at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) investigated it - after I requested such an investigation - and have forced it to restate past numbers. It claims that the FRC has now settled all matters. Au contraire. that is another lie from the fraudsters and there are many more porkies in this statement. Truly, the pants of shamed PR Paul Queenie McManus of Walbrook will be cinders and ash after this effort. This all came out as Eden published Godawful numbers for calendar 2016.
The sold-out success that was the 1st April 2017 UK Investor Show again saw five 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a pitch and three Dragons each picked one stock for a £1,000 investment. How are they faring so far?...
With some great investigative journalism of which this website would have been proud, Brokerman Dan flushed it out a few weeks ago. The former bank robber - correctly - stated that Andalas (ADL) was looking to raise £1 million at 0.06p and the AIM listed crock of shit suspended its shares. Today they are unsuspended after the company raised £600,000 at 0.1p. It says this is at a premium to the suspension price. But it is a spoof, Andalas is still bust. It is insolvent as of today!
Malcolm Stacey is old enough to know about King Canute. In fact he is so old that he was there as a boy when the King sat in his chair on the beach and attempted to turn back the tide. Malcolm surely you remember the day as if it was yesterday? In which case why do you forget this valuable lesson when it comes to Inmarsat (ISAT) and your article today in which you misquote me and get it wrong in so many other ways.
"A credit crunch is brewing and when it happens, the UK is going to get hurt." These are not my words but the start of the Editorial in this weekend’s Guardian. The article then went on to say "That is the message emerging from senior executives in the financial services industry, who do not think Britain has changed that much since the 2008 credit disaster and the devastating crash that followed. Three developments lie at the heart of this disturbing analysis: spectacular growth in the sale of second mortgages, car loans and credit cards." I would heartily agree with these comments as this is my experience too. But what the article fails to say is that the UK is not alone in this debt bubble - once more it is a Global issue.
Hello Share Scoopers. There have been quite a few occasions now that I’ve commended a Footsie satellite company to your attention. On each mention, as I recall, the share grew in value. However, last year the shares took a big knock.
One of the most fascinating scenes I’ve seen for some time is the sight of Big Donald jigging around with some sort of weird entertainment put on by the Saudi’s for the President's visit. It almost made me forget the big benefit of this amiable state visit on share shifters like us. And that of course is that the President’s friendly reception sent the oil price up.
An announcement from Corero Network Security (CNS) with a headline “Corero Tier 1 Internet service provider customer GTT Communications, Inc. launches DDoS Mitigation service”. Then “further to the announcement on 19 April 2017 regarding a Global Tier 1 Internet service provider customer win… announces that the customer, GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), has launched its DDoS Mitigation service”. “Global Tier 1” now hey! And you what? The contract win has already been announced? Ramptastic…
Together Robert Sutherland Smith and Tom Winnifrith have now been working in finance for 71 years - the last ten or so together. Tom wishes to stress that RSS accounts for most of that, the great value investor starting his City career at the Unilever Pension Fund the year before Tom was born. In this book they outline 71 tricks of the trade for making money from shares.
Get the first ShareProphets Pocket Guide ebook, EIS - Buying shares with numerous tax breaks. Want to cut your income tax bill, get loss relief if your AIM listed shares go down, pay no CGT, avoid IHT - EIS could be the way and this book explains how.
Most investment books seem to be large enough to keep the front door open and while some contain gems it is hard to find them amid the verbiage. The aim here is to produce a short guide which simply cuts to the chase. I hope that it will provide food for thought for everyone from beginner to expert but whoever you are it should be quick and easy to read and digest.
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