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Saturday 25 February 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


18 February 2017, 10:13 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Charlatan Darren Winters Coughs up costs but even at the last tries to cheat us out of 40p - think again pal

I am delighted to say that the snake oil salesman Darren Winters, slammed by the ASA for telling blatant lies as we revealed HERE last week, has decided not to appeal against his latest court room thrashing by one of his victims, a case we funded. Given the Judge's damning verdict in Snake Oil vs Mr O, that was a wise call by the Charlatan. But even now he is trying to swindle us out of 40p. Think again Darren and your frightful wife Tatjana, the Foxy Legals are on the case.

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18 February 2017, 09:45 | By Cynical Bear |

Brave Bison – How long has it been sitting on price-sensitive information? Shocking!

Steve Moore touched on Brave Bison’s (BBSN) disappointing profit warning yesterday (HERE) but I feel he could have said more as the timing of yesterday’s announcement is shoddy and needs further investigation as does some of the other recent announcements.

18 February 2017, 09:41 | By Steve Moore |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/02/2017

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

18 February 2017, 09:39 | By Cynical Bear |

Sub-Standard Shockers XI update – Much needed fresh blood brought in…..but will they do any better?

With the majority of the squad in suspension, or just acting as if they are, the Sub-Standard Shockers XI is in need of some fresh talent and, fortunately, there have been three recent hopefuls making a claim for a place in the team, namely, Emmerson (EML), Mila Resources (MILA) and Stranger Holdings (STHG). I’ll take a quick look at each.

18 February 2017, 09:36 | By Malcolm Stacey |

'Slowly And Surely They Make Plans Against Us' - and We Could Make Dosh Out of It.

Hello Share Takers. You’ve probably noticed that there has been a shortage of good take-over stories recently. This might put you off your guard. You might decide it is not worth holding onto a share which has long been in the rumour mill, just  because this sort of deal is becoming as rare as budgie teeth.

17 February 2017, 17:03 | By Steve Moore |

Driver Group – full-year loss & bailout fundraising. “Renewed confidence”?

Driver Group (DRV) has announced self-admitted “disappointing” results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and a bailout fundraising, though argues that stakeholders should soon be able to “look forward to the future with renewed confidence”. Hmmm...

17 February 2017, 16:16 | By HotStockRockets |

Premaitha share issue - not a grovel sort of placement: BUY

After two pieces of good news in as many days you do not need to be cynic of the year to expect a placing. But this is not a placing as in the company's broker goes and grovels to fund managers. Premaitha (NIPT) was approached and asked it wanted cash and so has taken £1.487 million at 8.75p per share from Harwood Capital

17 February 2017, 15:56 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My legs feel like logs, I am just too old for this manual labour malarky

I will produce a detailed photo article on my manual labours today on the fields at the Greek Hovel later today but I am rapidly concluding that I am getting a bit old for this manual labour malarky. No doubt six months on a building site over the summer will knock me into shape. In terms of the markets Steve Moore is a nice guy. He needs to learn to be a total bastard like me. I comment on Brave Bison (BBSN) where  young Steve was just far too nice - someone at Brave should be doing a per walk. In a similar vein I comment on Milestone Group (MSG). Then it is onto the much ramped Frontera Resources (FRR), ditto China Africa (CAF) and then onto Inmarsat (ISAT) and Avanti Communications (AVN). Oh and I have chatted to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR).

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17 February 2017, 13:46 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Political and Market Uncertainty Is Driving The Rush For Gold

In this week's Palisadce Capital potcast Peter Spina explains the recent market action and how gold stocks have historically lead the spot price. There is considerable support near $1100, and long term resistance at $1275. This level may well translate into resistance to the upside, once through it though, expect $1475 to $1500. He is seeing growing Wall Street and Chinese speculation in the market, there seems to be a general rush for gold.

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17 February 2017, 13:45 | By Steve Moore |

17 February 2017, 13:37 | By HotStockRockets |

Falanx: New business unit - so what? Grrrrr - still a buy (or hold at worst)

In a very strong contender for non news of the week Falanx (FLX) has announced the creation of a new business unit, Falanx Cyber Technologies. Right. 

17 February 2017, 11:20 | By Steve Moore |

Holders Technology – FY increased loss, though argues “heartened” by recent signs. Hmmm…

Having previously concluded that shares in Holders Technology (HDT) were on the bargepole list, I note the announcement of results for its year ended 30th November 2016…

17 February 2017, 09:21 | By HotStockRockets |

Kefi Minerals Fund Raise - grit your teeth and buy

This Kefi Minerals (KEFI) share tip at a 0.58p offer has not been a good one so far. We apologise and as shareholders share your pain. The shares are now 0.34p-0.36p. We took more shares in this fundraise at 0.33p on the view that the underlying value is c1p per share. So what has happened?

17 February 2017, 08:21 | By Steve Moore |

Fitbug – this time RNS Reach joke (sorry, ‘announcement’) seen for what it is

Having seen its shares soar last month on its previous RNS Reach announcement, enabling a placing before the shares completely slumped back, Fitbug (FITB) has now released another – claiming it “would like to share some insights and findings from a recent case study, following a pilot wellness programme with MTR Crossrail”...

17 February 2017, 08:20 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Picture Giant's Share Price Frames Itself Again. Now for some More Northerly Action

Hello Share Squirmers. There was a rather unnerving fall for shares in Photo-Me (PHTM) in the middle of last month. It was based on a scare story that the quality needed for official id photos could be provided by mobile phones and so could be something of a challenge in the future for automatic photo machines.

16 February 2017, 17:00 | By ShareProphets |

The January edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live 7 share tips and much more

The January edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, and what to do with the Dow at 20,000 plus much more.

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16 February 2017, 16:38 | By Cynical Bear |

Xtract Resources – Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water…..an almighty PUMP and DUMP!

I started writing this article on Xtract Resources (XTR) yesterday morning and was going to comment on how sentiment was turning and Colin Bird’s straightforward approach in recent RNS’s was to be applauded and then – WHAM - a placing RNS from hell and I’ve had to rewrite the whole piece. Thanks Colin!

16 February 2017, 15:36 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I stand corrected, the CEO was not in the bath & killers gorge, political correctness gone mad

After the Slater & Gordon (SGH) bearcast earlier you may have thought that I was sleeping off half a bottle of ouzo. Au contraire, I have been touring the Mani with George the Architect, the man who helped me to expose InternetQ last year. We went past Killers Gorge. Why can't you kill unsuitable boyfriends of your daughter or sister any more? As my daughter prepares to turn 16 this year I sadly conclude that this is yet another example of political correctness gone mad.  In terms of stocks I offer a couple of corrections on Tracsis (TRCS) after yesterday's bearcast then look at Xtract Resources (XTR), Ascent Resources (AST), FastForward (FFWD), the over ramped hype company with which my good friend Jim Mellon is involved, Cobham (COB), Infrastructure India (IIP) and also the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). And I refer to a drooling Evil Knievil ref THIS ARTICLE.

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16 February 2017, 14:58 | By Steve Moore |

SimiGon – profit warning, but reckons all good going forward. Hmmm…

“Trading Statement” announcement from simulation technology company SimiGon (SIM) includes that “the company remains optimistic in its outlook and confident in its existing forecasts for the current financial year” and “great revenue and profit visibility for 2017 and beyond”. So why are the shares currently sliding back below 20p?...

16 February 2017, 13:11 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

CloudTag – L1 finishes loan conversion. Now for death-spiral-on-steroids warrants. Sell!

AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) has announced the conversion of the final little bit of loan notes held by death spiral provider L1, at 4.5p. The shares have raced ahead, even though this only marks the half-way point in the share price carnage caused by the package. Indeed, it may not even be half, for the warrant exercise terms are far more favourable than the loan conversion terms (from L1’s perspective).

19 February 2017, 11:22 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest sponsored by (soon to be) jailbird Pirate Pete Landau

Over the weekend I published documents and articles such as this one which make it clear that Pirate Pete Landau may well soon be about to "go to jail, do not pass Go, do not steal another £200 from shareholders, Go direct to jail." But say what you want about the Pirate he knew how to play Bulletin Board Morons. His chat up line by email to any moron who contacted him went like this:

24 February 2017, 18:02 | By Tom Winnifrith |

The February edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with stocks to fall in love with

The February edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, and stocks to fall in love with plus much more.

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18 February 2017, 09:36 | By Malcolm Stacey |

'Slowly And Surely They Make Plans Against Us' - and We Could Make Dosh Out of It.

Hello Share Takers. You’ve probably noticed that there has been a shortage of good take-over stories recently. This might put you off your guard. You might decide it is not worth holding onto a share which has long been in the rumour mill, just  because this sort of deal is becoming as rare as budgie teeth.

18 February 2017, 09:45 | By Cynical Bear |

Brave Bison – How long has it been sitting on price-sensitive information? Shocking!

Steve Moore touched on Brave Bison’s (BBSN) disappointing profit warning yesterday (HERE) but I feel he could have said more as the timing of yesterday’s announcement is shoddy and needs further investigation as does some of the other recent announcements.

18 February 2017, 09:41 | By Steve Moore |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 17/02/2017

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

18 February 2017, 09:39 | By Cynical Bear |

Sub-Standard Shockers XI update – Much needed fresh blood brought in…..but will they do any better?

With the majority of the squad in suspension, or just acting as if they are, the Sub-Standard Shockers XI is in need of some fresh talent and, fortunately, there have been three recent hopefuls making a claim for a place in the team, namely, Emmerson (EML), Mila Resources (MILA) and Stranger Holdings (STHG). I’ll take a quick look at each.

18 February 2017, 10:13 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Charlatan Darren Winters Coughs up costs but even at the last tries to cheat us out of 40p - think again pal

I am delighted to say that the snake oil salesman Darren Winters, slammed by the ASA for telling blatant lies as we revealed HERE last week, has decided not to appeal against his latest court room thrashing by one of his victims, a case we funded. Given the Judge's damning verdict in Snake Oil vs Mr O, that was a wise call by the Charlatan. But even now he is trying to swindle us out of 40p. Think again Darren and your frightful wife Tatjana, the Foxy Legals are on the case.

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18 February 2017, 10:15 | By Lucian Miers |

Cobham Profit Warning Number Five: The Jaguar and the Tree - sell at 115p

The legendary bear Robert W Wilson once mused about his modus operandi: “I’m not interested in climbing into a tree and wrestling the jaguar out of the tree. I am interested in someone shooting the jaguar out of the tree and then I will go and cut the thing apart

18 February 2017, 11:24 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: In (partial) defence of Colin Bird at Xtract Resources

This will not make me popular. If you want to see me going for someone who really deserves it I stick the boot into the war criminal and Brexit denier Tony Blair in a podcast on Tom Winnifrith.com HERE. As to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR) which we own thanks to the blinding stupidity of Gary Newman & Steve Moore, the lynch mob is out after last week's hugely discounted placing. I am not defending my friend Colin entirely, nor am I tipping the shares, but I think some folks are not giving him credit for some of what he has done to rescue a company that was bust and are not putting his actions in context as I explain in full.

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19 February 2017, 11:10 | By Cynical Bear |

Spot the Difference No 1: Mark Gustafson v Arsene Wenger

I used to love scouring my mum’s monthly ‘Puzzler’ magazine for the Spot the Difference puzzles trying to find the extra seagull in the beach scene or the additional letter poking out of the postman’s bag on the high street. So I thought I’d offer up a bit of Sunday fun with a couple of my own, although admittedly, this one is a tad easier than the second one.

19 February 2017, 11:14 | By Cynical Bear |

Spot the Difference No 2: Aidan Earley v Doug Ware

A tougher second puzzle for the day. I’m not one to buy into the conspiracy theory that Aidan and Doug are one and the same but recent antics by Aidan on his blog show that they are very much hewn from the same cloth.

19 February 2017, 11:11 | By Nigel Somerville |

Tern – FY16 results: how hard are the numbers?

AIM-listed investment company Tern plc (TERN) released its results for calendar 2016 on Friday. On the face of it the numbers, delivered with commendable speed, were excellent and with the shares up by 14.5% on the day the market seemed to like what it saw. But I wonder just how hard the numbers really are.

19 February 2017, 11:16 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – February update: oh dear!

ShareProphets has Red Flagged quite a few companies on AIM, but as we all know there is no problem of fraud on the world’s most successful growth market. This is why we created a diversified portfolio of Casino stocks for AIM head honcho and Sham Sheriff, Mr Marcus Stuttard, to invest his own cash and thereby demonstrate his complete faith in his team of oxymorons at AIM Regulation. With the portfolio heading towards the end of its fifth month, here is the latest update – and it is not a pretty sight.

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19 February 2017, 11:12 | By Tom Winnifrith |

The inflation genie is out of the bottle and that is great news for gold - Peter Schiff

Libertarian gold bug Peter Schiff is one of my heros and his latest podcast reminds us all why we need material gold exposure in the months that lie ahead. Inflation is back!

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19 February 2017, 11:12 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Video: Darren Winters' evil Mrs Tatjana reckons cancer is down to bad thoughts - but she can help cure it

The evil Mrs of charlatan and snake oil salesman Darren Winters lied to a judge the other day saying that I was not a reliable witness and that she was planning legal action against me. Methinks not darling. The scale of just how wicked Tatjana Winters is can now be revealed as she, like her husband, prays on the vulnerable and desperate once again.

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19 February 2017, 11:09 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: Born to be baaad

In a week where ShareProphets tore into Peter Landau, rolled it's eyes at another Darren Winters own goal, and can still find even more to report on about Cloudtag, I did not think the headlines could be exceeded. But Tom delivered. I give you the headline of the week:

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20 February 2017, 08:34 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tern Plc – A question for Tern Directors...

Given that Device Authority Limited represents almost 100% of Tern’s (TERN) investment portfolio and thus is very material to investment performance and its share price why is there so little financial disclosure about the performance of Device Authority in accounts of Tern Plc? In terms of potential excuses that Tern might offer;

24 February 2017, 18:02 | By Tom Winnifrith |

The February edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with stocks to fall in love with

The February edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, and stocks to fall in love with plus much more.

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24 February 2017, 17:31 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Bulletin Board Moron of the week in honour of Tavistock PR

I noted earlier that while most financial PR firms are so morally bankrupt they would spin for uber nonce Rolf Harris if the retainer was high enough, Tavistock PR appears to have some honour quitting as adviser to the FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG). There are only so many lies you can put your name to I guess. But some folks want to hear lies and to reprint them, the BBMs. Please nominate the most moronic bulletin board post or tweet in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday February 26.

24 February 2017, 08:37 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

BREAKING: Photo Article: Sorry Dad Needs Must - Cloudtag's Nomad quits shocker! Ouzo Time

I had brought the bottle below back from Greece for my father. But I know he will understand. It is a very large celebratory ouzo for breakfast as the AIM fraud of the year Cloudtag (CTAG) has fessed up - its hapless Nomad Cairn has finally had enough of signing off on lies and has quit. It gets worse and it is going to get worse still. Bulletin Board Morons and Aidan Earley who smeared and attacked The Sheriff of AIM for repeatedly calling this out as a fraud line up and apologise now you bastards!

23 February 2017, 09:57 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Photo: The stockmarket has gone mad...no comment

Financial TV commentators are always bullish. But even now? The photo below says it all and is presented with no additional comment for none is required.

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24 February 2017, 17:01 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

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.

24 February 2017, 12:34 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Breaking: Cloudtag Nomad Cairn quit weeks ago: source - get out of jail 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.

23 February 2017, 11:32 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Slater & Gordon - if it was f**ked before it is now double f**ked: UK legal changes

Oh dear, oh dear. This is not going to make the debt for equity talks Slater & Gordon (SGH) is engaged in to stave off bankruptcy any easier. The Government has published proposals which will screw its UK personal claims business, effectively making it worthless.

23 February 2017, 14:20 | By Tom Winnifrith |

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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24 February 2017, 10:03 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Ouzo Photo Bearcast: Cloudtag, the fraudsters and the morons - it is downfall day for you

I waited until 10 AM before drinking a bit of my father's ouzo in celebration of the Cloudtag (CTAG) take-down described earlier HERE. That is the sort of restrained guy I am. Boy does the ouzo - pictured below - taste great and its only 51 days and I shall be back in Greece for a lot more. Today has been a 100% vindication for The Sheriff of AIM and my fellow bears and the Bulletin Board Morons and fraudsters are now in undignified retreat. I discuss what happens next, have a few new revelations and a few lessons the morons will, no doubt, not learn in this bonus podcast.If you are client of Novum stuffed into today's placing I explain how you can get your cash back.

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24 February 2017, 13:02 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

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.

24 February 2017, 14:55 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tweet from a Moron who objects to us fraudbusting Cloudtag - no comment needed

I think I need make no comment on this tweet from a fellow who does not like me unravelling the Cloudtag (CTAG) fraud. It shows just how thick some mug punters are. Do you think this chap has a wife & kids or an employer? What would they say about this? Would they be proud of him? 

24 February 2017, 16:34 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater & Tom Winnifrith |

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.

24 February 2017, 15:40 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More ouzo, vindicated on RapidCloud's descent to zero as well

In the main bearcast today I touch on the Cloudtag 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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23 February 2017, 11:31 | By Tom Winnifrith |

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. 

23 February 2017, 11:32 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Welcome to The Uranium Supercycle

Yellowcake entrepreneur David Cates argues that uranium has made a move toward rationality, although he warns it still has a long way to go. There is now real price movement, volume and thus benefits to price discovery. What is exciting about the long bear market, is the detrimental effect it had on the uranium industry. There are very few good uranium projects out there. When utilities go looking for supplies there will be a real pinch, they won’t be able find any.

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24 February 2017, 10:49 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Commiserations To Genuine Holders in Cloudtag says Waseem Shakoor as he sets a 0p target

Bear raider and Northern git Waseem Shakoor is far nice than I am in my tretament of Cloudtag (CTAG) after today's fraud unravell as discussed in the bonus bearcast HERE. Waseem, the soppy nice guy predict a 0p target too but writes: 

24 February 2017, 08:37 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

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