The good news is that AIM casino joke stock Mopowered (MPOW) has found someone stupid enough to be its FD. The bad news for Mr Richard Gordon is that he will be looking for another job in nine months when the company goes tits up – yes just two months after a rescue placing Mopowered has served up another ghastly profits warning. The shares were floated at 100p on December 18 2013 are now just 5.125p. Ouch.
The sheer scale of the proposed merger of Aviva (AV.) and Friends Live is a wonder to behold. It reminds us of the extraordinary degree of consolidation that has taken place in the life assurance industry over the last few decades.
The China fraud Naibu (NBU) has today served up a ghastly profits warning but it gets better – it has now changed its excuse as to why a company supposedly drowning in cash has had to scrap its dividend. But Nomad Daniel Stewart, the specialist in floating China frauds, has signed off on the ludicrous statement so that is alright then. Another £6,250 pcm retainer saved for Daniel Cesspit. Ching. Ching. Coke and hokkers all round.
Hello Share Punchers: Let me go out on a controversial limb and suggest you look at 95-year-old Tesco (TSCO) once more.
We have had three attendee cancellations for the event on Monday evening – 24th November at Real Man in Clerkenwell. The free drinks kick off at 6 PM, there is free pizza plus presentations by Evil Knievil, Mirada, San Leon and Plastics Capital. So on a first come first served basis. If you want one of the last three seats email your name and postal address to Kathy@shareprophets.com
Will this be the final week of Quenron (QPP) as a listed company? It may well be. And so this might just be the last Quindell Bulletin Board/twitter moron of the week competition. It has been fun while it lasted! As ever there is a bottle of wine as a prize for the person who can spot the most idiotic Bulletin Board post or tweet by a Quinnovation Group Shareholder. As ever
I tipped Optibiotix (OPTI) at 10p just three weeks ago and the shares are now 21p. Normally I’d say sell the lot and thanks for a 110% gain but on this occasion…
You know I am a gold bull and also convinced that ever more indebted Governments will try to confiscate private wealth. So how do you old gold safely? This week my colleagues at Palisade Capital interviewed Nick Giambruno, senior editor of Doug Casey’s InternationalMan.com who explains the gold bull case again but then details the safe places to store the ultimate store of wealth.
I was slaughtered on the Bulletin Boards and on twitter when I advised you to sell Savannah Resources (SAV) at 6.125p HERE. Lo and behold, the share price is down by 25% in just six days. This has been an obviously correct call.
Prompted by the Kevin Ashton, Quindell and Canaccord revelations HERE but also by the pickle Daniel Stewart finds itself in with Naibu Tom Winnifrith explains why the City analyst system is inherently bent and conflicted in this week's video postcard.
I’m writing this article mainly for people who haven’t invested in shares yet, or those who haven’t put much of their wealth into equities. This year has been quite a buying spree for me... as of now over two thirds of my total worth is in shares, and around 75% of my quickly accessible wealth.
Questions are increasingly being asked about Verdes Management (VMP) a cash shell run by Dave Breith of Coms (COMS) infamy. The cash position as at 31st March was £400,000. However.
Oil prices have dropped dramatically in recent months and future direction looks set to be dictated by a meeting later this week. Brent crude has slipped below $80 per barrel, its lowest price in more than four years, and over the last four months the price has dropped approximately 30% from a peak of over $110.
Following on from comment in today's Telegraph I reveal the truth about the NARS stake and discuss all the signs that the company is behaving is if it is on the verge of bankruptcy. I ask a question of Canaccord about a rescue placing and note how Quindell (QPP) can string things along for a while and what it needs to do to come cllean and tell the truth for once.
In yesterday’s piece HERE I discussed IGAS and its takeover of Aussie-listed Dart Energy with regard to disclosures not given to Dart’s shareholders about IGAS CEO Andrew Austin’s EFH ‘loan’ deal as announced by RNS on 16 Jan 2014, which had stated that Mr Austin had transferred shares in the company to Equities First Holdings as security for a loan. All the other companies caught up in the EFH scandal have clarified that the deal did involve the handing over of title and voting rights to EFH (i.e. they were disposals) albeit the ‘loan’ deal contains an option to buy the shares back. But IGAS and its Nomad still refuse to concede that Mr Austin’s deal was the same. So now we come to the farm-out deal with Total and its implications, the potential ugliness of which might finally get a full disclosure of the EFH deal out of IGAS and its ostrich of a Nomad.
The Sunday Times today carries some but not all of the story of how Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) forced Canaccord to gag and then fire its star analyst Kevin Ashton. In this podcast I give you the full story and the questions it raises mainly for Canaccord. Its reputation is now in tatters and it has serious questions now to answer. It needs to come clean
As well as choosing different sectors of the market in which to buy your shares, really prudent investors scatter their funds over a large number of companies. If you rely on just four enterprises and one collapses, then it's serious. If you have 20 share certificates with different names at the top, big losses posted by two or three companies won't send you looking for an outside ledge on a tall building. Some brokers urge their clients to buy an interest in just 10 businesses. They argue that this is a nice manageable group and that it's hard to keep track of any more.
Why do Bears go short? Why do US bears target AIM? Why is being short such a poor risk/reward play? Why do shares go down? What is the difference between a weighing machine and a voting machine? In today's podcast I go inside the mind of a bear.
Obtala Resources (OBT) has announced that a call option for 60 million shares it currently holds in Paragon Diamonds (PRG) has been exercised. This follows earlier agreements reached with private equity investment group Titanium Capital to put “new impetus” into Paragon and has helped shares in Obtala more than 10% higher – to 10.75p-11p, capitalising the company at just below £29 million.
I tipped Flybe (FLYB) at 116.5p here a couple of months ago HERE. The shares are now 100p following interims. I admit it, it was a bad share tip as the results were – as Tom Winnifrith pointedly noted on his BearCast on results day – less than impressive. I apologise to one and all for this tip.
The June edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three resource shares to buy, two more share tips, a voting guide for investors, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins a special offer expiring on June 14 and much more.
Queenie smears journalists and spins for all the worst companies on the casino from fraudsters Eden to Advanced Oncotherapy to Norfolk's finest Fusionex. He truly is a posterboy for AIM and thus a fitting sponsor for this week's contest. The challenge: We're looking for exemplary examples of sheer stupidity from those founts of brilliance; the Bulletin Board Morons who dwell on the cesspits that are LSE.co.uk, III.co.uk and ADVFN.co.uk. The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 2 July.
Slater & Gordon (SGH) spunked £649 million on buying the worthless, fraudulent assets of Quindell (QPP) in 2015, a deal that has seen its shareholders suffer a 99% wipeout. It has now filed a UK High Court claim against Watchstone (WTG), Quenron as was for £637 million and we have obtained the papers and, in a major scoop, publish the Claim in full below.
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.
It has taken more than two decades and exposed the Greek planning system for the total joke that it is but Minoan (MIN) now has the all clear to go ahead and develop the spectacular Cave Sidero site in North East Crete.
You may know Tom Winnifrith as the man who exposes fraud on AIM and gets a stack of death threats and lawyers letters for his troubles. Just on Tuesday he has published a massive exclusive on Quindell, the biggest London stockmarket fraud for 30 years, and a con the regulators thanked him for exposing. That breaking news is HERE.
It is good to see a CEO putting his money where his mouth is and the share purchase by Erik Henau should also scotch the silly rumours that a placing is imminent. The Concepta (CPT) head honcho has purchased 80,000 shares at 12.175p. He now owns 293,333 shares so in that context this is a decent purchase. We'd hope to see more boardroom buying soon but expect also to see more hard news on order flow very soon.
I guess if you write for a website that makes the Official Jimmy Saville Fan Club website seem well read and popular, it forces one to also post on Bulletin Boards in order that your words of wisdom/attempts to ramp your flagging portfolio reach an audience of more than three men and a dog. Speaking of dogs - Watchstone (WTG) is stock which bear raider turned Bulletin Board Moron Evil Knievil has long argued is worth 500p. The shares are now 140p ( and falling) after yesterday's massive revelations from me HERE.
I bet the BBC News picks up on it and runs with it too. But its sister publication is quick out of the blocks...The Guardian today runs with a raft of misleading headlines and other fake news as is its wont but the one on Brexit driving EU workers abroad wins the prize. The left wing rag with plunging sales and spiralling losses states: "Almost half of highly skilled EU workers 'could leave UK within five years". The sub head is "Deloitte study finds 47% were considering leaving after Brexit, while overall one-third of non-British workers could leave". Right, okay but hang on what did the survey actually say and was it big enough to be statistically valid?
AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has released its full Annual Report. Having looked yesterday at a few things I thought it would be worth a second look – especially in the light of a clean audit report from RPG Crouch Chapman. Mea culpa to myself and Tom who expected something different, but hang on a minute…
Another day and another director walks, a new strategy is adopted and yet more confetti is issued by AIM casino uber dog Mayan Energy (MYN), formally the hound known as Northcote Energy. But this latest move just makes no sense at all. Let me explain with a little bit of help from a friend....
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.
Metal Tiger (MTR) has updated on exploration at the Logrosan Minerals joint venture in Spain – helping the shares currently slightly higher to 2.03p mid.
A year ago Ronald Stoeferle stated that we were at the very beginning of a bull market in gold, He was wrong. He says that was stopped by Donald Trump. Gold and commodities are dirt cheap when compared to stocks. Equities, bonds, and real estate are at or near their all time highs. He thinks the dollar is close to rolling over.
In a sense this is not that relevant as Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is within a couple of months of running out of cash and going tits up but on a point of principle I have written to the my very good friends at the Financial Reporting Council as there are aspects of Advanced's 2016 annual report and accounts which stink more than a pile of rotting kippers left out at a sewage farm in the scorching midday heat. The letter follows:
A few weeks ago I penned a piece on Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) in which I was highly skeptical of the recent holdings RNSs from a certain Pershing Nominees/Valbury Capital.
Worthless AIM listed piece of excrement Servision (SEV) always seems to report its results at the last possible moment to avoid suspension on the casino. In 2016 calendar 2015 numbers (piss poor) arrived on the 30 June deadline day. For 2016 its a slam dunk bet that the numbers (piss poor) will arrive this Friday on deadline day. Why is that?
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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