ShareProphets

Saturday 21 January 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


10 January 2017, 08:17 | By Steve Moore |

HaloSource – trading update, still desperate times?

Having from November 2015 onwards been warning on the shares of water technology company HaloSource (HALO), I note an update on trading and its strategic review...

10 January 2017, 08:12 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Parallel Media – a SELL as share price rise forces statement: a lesson in following the BBs

Yesterday morning shares in AIM-listed Parallel Media (PAA) shot out of the gates from the start of trading, peaking at a gain of almost 200%. Meanwhile, over on the LSE Asylum the PAA bulletin board was full of speculation about a corporate deal which would see the shares roof it. 50p, 100p here we come. Having opened the morning at 16p, the stock peaked at 46.5p (mid) with peak prices paid of 48p. But then the company spoke….

10 January 2017, 08:11 | By Steve Moore |

RedstoneConnect – “Business Update” review, still one to watch?

Having previously concluded that shares in ‘smart’ buildings and workspaces-focused RedstoneConnect (REDS) remained on the watchlist at 1.60p, I now note a “Business Update” announcement from the company…

10 January 2017, 08:10 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Fancy a Medical Pioneer that May Get Better in 2017? Look In Avacta

Hello Share Raisers. One share which I bracket among my stronger tips for 2017 is a company which provides diagnostic tools for vets. But its real potential, I believe, is in something called affimers. These are rather a mystery to me, but seem to be a substitute for antibodies. These, as we all know, fight disease.

9 January 2017, 14:36 | By Tom Winnifrith |

A Cloudtag calendar to help memorize GroundHog Day

New Year's resolution number nineteen. If a Cloudtag (CTAG) moron who does not follow you on twitter tweets at you ten times or more in a couple of hours do not bother replying. A person like @PhilipHomer is obviously deranged so just block the loon. Meanwhile for those wanting to set their clocks by the annual CES ramp, Nigel Somerville has a Cloudtag calendar just for you, below.

9 January 2017, 14:13 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A Smorgasbord of Cr*p AIM investments & 1 I like

A wide ranging bearcast today covers: Aurum Mining (AUR), Range Resources (RRL), SpaceandPeople (SAL), Harvest Minerals (HMI), Rosslyn Data (RDT), Cloudtag (CTAG) in the post fact era - Adrican Potash (AFPO) and Avanti Communications (AVN). 

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9 January 2017, 13:30 | By Steve Moore |

SpaceandPeople – as warned, profit warning ahoy!

Updating on the previous announcement from SpaceandPeople (SAL), I warned that half-year results suggest it’ll be profit warning ahoy! And now…

9 January 2017, 09:19 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Cloudtag and Onitor - an expert writes

I am not an expert on the intracies of technology and so I often seek outside advice when my speciality (sniffing out AIM frauds) comes into contact with tech. And thus I asked an expert to review the dynamite CES video on Cloudtag (CTAG) we published yesterday. The expert watched it and wrote:

9 January 2017, 09:19 | By HotStockRockets |

Optibiotix - 2 announcements, this is tidying up ahead of big news: buy

There are some announcements that an AIM listed company has to make as they are material but in terms of excitement we are talking paint dry. So you just clear the decks and announce them and when all the news is out you - hopefully - have something to announce which will get folks interested. And so it is with Optibiotix (OPTI).

9 January 2017, 09:18 | By David Scott |

It is the simple emotion of greed that tends to lead to devastating losses

The US government has worked tirelessly to manipulate statistics to falsely reflect an overall recovery. The stock market is much easier to manipulate than the fundamentals, so, the fundamentals must be misrepresented.  While some numbers slipping  through issues of true supply and demand continue, the vast majority of the populace has little clue that the collapse of 2008 never actually stopped, it was just shifted into a state of slow motion which is peaking again.

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9 January 2017, 09:17 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: The strange tales of ousted CEOs at MRS, Brave Bison & Wandisco

There is news today from Management Resource Systems (MRS) regarding its ousted CEO and from Brave Bison (BBSN) regarding the ousting of its CEO. Both are strange tales but will have very different outcomes. I look at both in detail plus also the similar events at Wandisco (WAND) in this bonus podcast. For some reason I refer to Craig McKenzie in the podcast. I actually mean Ashley McKenzie. And it was a dog kennel not a pig farm. Apologies...Alzheimers kicking in.

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9 January 2017, 09:16 | By Cynical Bear |

Sell Picks of 2017 Review Part 2: Nektan – is that a light at the end of the tunnel?

Anyone who read my sell article HERE and took the brave option of selling pre-final results would have made an instant profit but, to be fair, you wouldn’t have had long as the year-end results came out on 29 December, about an hour after my piece was published. An additional trading update came out this morning though - is that a light at the end of the tunnel I see?

9 January 2017, 09:15 | By Tom Winnifrith |

The weasel words of lyin Chris Cleverley reviewed as FRAUD African Potash booted off AIM

The fraud African Potash (AFPO) has been formally booted off AIM today as no Nomad is prepared to act for it. It is a day of shame for lyin Chris Cleverley the CEO and his senior NED Lord Peter Hain of sleaze. The shares are now only listed in the joke lobster pot that is NEX Markets, it is almost impossible to sell in any size and even harder to raise cash as a company. So Potash will soon go bust. At the weekend I explained the very odd timeline of seven days in September that lead up to the last Nomad, Cantor Fitzgerald, quitting. Now look at lyin' Chris's words since.

9 January 2017, 09:15 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Last week's Bulletin Board Moron winner... a Cloudtag shareholder natch

A lot has happened since the late sixties when Neil Armstrong took his one small step on the moon. The word lunatic is derived from the Latin word "luna" meaning moon since it was believed, in the middle ages, that a full moon could induce insanity. And that brings us nicely to last week's Bulletin Board Moron of the week who, natch, owns shares in Cloudtag (CTAG). There were many fine entries as you can see HERE.

9 January 2017, 09:14 | By Tom Winnifrith |

EXCLUSIVE: Flip Flop Ben Turney forms Bowleven action Group - sack the board

He is at it again, flip flop Ben Turney has another company in his sights and this time it is rather larger than before. It is Bowleven (BLVN). And in his attenpts to push for management change, we can reveal that Turney has the support of bear raider Waseem Shakoor who is not part of Turney's group but has a material stake.

9 January 2017, 09:13 | By Cynical Bear |

Sell Picks of 2017 review part 1: Challenger Acquisitions the plug hole beckons

I appreciate we’re only a week into the New Year but as there’s been significant news on both my sell picks, here’s a quick update. You won’t be surprised to hear that I remain as confident as ever as the position has worsened for both already. Let's start with Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL).

9 January 2017, 09:11 | By Gary Newman |

Will Onzima ever return to trading?

I see that Onzima Ventures (ONZ) is getting a bit of attention again, with Tom Winnifrith having just covered it in his latest Bearcast, but it is a company that I was planning to give an update on anyway, having followed the story since early last year.

9 January 2017, 09:07 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Reasons Why Lloyds Bank Could Keep Boosting its Lamentable Share Price

Hello Share Baiters. That awful share to hold, Lloyds Group (LLOY) may be getting less arduous. There is some optimism in the City that the current disappointing share price may rise 20% or so to beat 75p. Presently it’s around 66p.

8 January 2017, 09:35 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week sponsored by the Cloudtag Morons who await product launch at CES!

At the CES show this week Cloudtag (CTAG) will be launching its product and Amit Ben Haim will go on Proactive to promise that this will translate into hard sales by May. Oh, no that was 2016 and total sales were nil. But maybe it will be different this time eh? In honor of the morons who think it will be, please post in the comments section below the most idiotic comments on twitter or on Bulletin Boards from the first week of 2017. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 8th January.

8 January 2017, 09:34 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: back to Gavin Burnell at Globo & Onzima - not every AIM disaster is fraud - most are not!

So few companies are total frauds. Burnell creation Globo (GBO) was but Onzima (ONZ) is not. So what happens if you lose money on this company or another which goes horribly wrong? 

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4 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

December edition of the UK Investor Magazine - featuring 7 tips, what our writers want for Christmas, Interviews with Conroy Gold and ECR minerals and much more

The December edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is live featuring 7 tips, plus 5 our writers hope that they will find in their stocking. Interviews with Conroy Gold and ECR Minerals, the bonfire of the charities lots on Cloudtag, Advanced Onco and much more.

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6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week - its ouzo time as Potash booted off AIM

Send Tom Winnifrith a fascist lawyers letter as the fraud African Potash (AFPO) did on September 1 and your fate is sealed. Today African Potash was formally booted off AIM. Now it will fail to raise cash on NEX (formerly ISDX) and will go bust soon. Lyin' Chris Cleverley meet Karma. Ain't she sweet? Amazingly there are still some people out there on the Bulletin boards who think its all my fault and Lyin' Chris runs a great British Company. Whatever. In that vein please nominate the most moronic Bulletin Board or twitter comment you can find in the comments section by midnight on Sunday 15th January. Have fun!

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Metals prices 2016 in review and what Sprott expects in 2017

The world's best known investor in precious metals, Sprott Asset Management has just published its review of 2016 and its predictions for 2017. It writes:

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4 days ago | By ShareProphets |

New sessions at UK Investor with Tom Winnifrith on Cloudtag and David Lenigas on Africa and UK Oil - new ticket offer

We are delighted to announce that UK Investor will be running two new sessions covering two companies of massive investor interest. The show takes place on April 1 (no joke) in London and already boasts a top panel of keynote speakers including Britain's Buffett Nigel Wray, top fund manager Mark Slater, the Queen of Tech Vin Murria, the UK's top share blogger Paul Scott and the UK's oldest fund manager as well as top bears Lucian Miers, Matt Earl and from New York Gabriel Grego and the Sheriff of AIM, Tom Winnifrith.

6 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Simian Global – If at first you don’t succeed…..try the Standard List!

A dispiriting new entry to the Sub-Standard Shockers XI this week – well someone has to fill the impending gap created by the liquidation of Worthington (WRN) - so please everyone give a warm welcome to Simian Global (SMG), a reincarnation of a previously failed effort. Please allow me to explain.

6 days ago | By Pizza Hardman & Mad Euro-loon Lefty Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: It's the end of the world as we know it

In a mere five days, Donald Trump becomes president of the United States. In 90 days or so, Theresa May promises to pull the plug on the world's largest trade bloc.

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6 days ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Is Daniel Stewart about to set sail into the sunset?

A couple of interesting filings on Companies House leave me wondering whether former AIM-cesspit posterboy Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN) is being prepared for a quiet execution. It was clear from the (stunningly) late-filed 2015 Accounts that is was in serious trouble, and last year a debenture over the parent seemed to have morphed into a debenture over its subsidiary, Daniel Stewart & Co plc. Now the previously wholly-owned subsidiary, which contains the trading business, seems to have been raising money on its own account.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a New Prospectus brings shame on all concerned - shockingly misleading

Cynical Bear has written a fascinating article today on Simian Global (SMG) - HERE. Cynical Bear you are a wuss. You are far too generous about this crock of Turkish. If one goes to the prospectus and then cross references with companies house you will find a story of true horrors, something that the prospectus fails to mention, indeed it deliberately gives you a completely different impression. This prospectus stains all involved with it ( directors Edward Ng and Ajay Rajpal, Peterhouse Corporate Finance, Edwin Coe and the UKLA) with complete shame. How on earth do these folks sleep at night? My target price for the shares is 0p.

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6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - revisiting the 7 stages of grief with the Cloudtag & African Potash frauds

I revisit the seven stages of grief in relation to buying shares in frauds and other disasters. I look at which stage shareholders in the frauds African Potash (AFPO) and Cloudtag (CTAG) have got to and what the psychology of grief tells us about where share prices are heading. 

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6 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Serica remains a buy despite recent strong gains

Usually when shares in a small AIM company has risen by nearly 300% from the level where I recommended it as a buy, I would be advising to take your profits before the almost inevitable retrace that so many suffer from.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Guscio - the Fraud on the shareholder list

It is perhaps wrong to kick a man when he is down but I cannot resist. Guscio (GUSC) clearly has "issues" after its recent shocking trading statement but I cannot help note the revelation that its shareholder list includes Mr Fraud.

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Robin Hood, the Eleven Plus and the Chance of a Better Picture for ITV

Hello Share Swipers. Though it horrifies me to think of it, I first watched independent television when I was cramming for my eleven plus. It was at my uncle’s house, as we couldn’t afford a new telly to take the second channel and it must have been sixty years ago. Robin Hood was on.

5 days ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Kenmare – disingenuous trading update

Dual-listed in Ireland and on the LSE Kenmare Resources (KMR) has released what reads like a very positive trading update. Two questions spring to mind here: is it generating cash, and what about the debt position? But the company seems to have chosen to ignore completely its refinancing last year in reporting its finances.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Fox & Eboracum Marble - lets sort this out

I have been alerted by various folk to the fact that a Fox Marble (FOX) customer Eboracum Marble has a First Gazette notice out against it which, according to the knockers, means it is going bust/is a fraud and that Fox will issue a profits warning. This has seen the shares drift to 7.75p. Sometimes before you hit the sell button it pays to make a few phone calls. Which is why you should buy the shares today.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

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

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

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5 days ago | By Steve Moore |

WANdisco – one quarter does not an investment make, but offers some encouragement for shareholders…

Shares in ‘big data’ software company WANdisco (WAND) are currently continuing a recovery – this on the back of a concluding trading update for 2016...

5 days ago | By David Scott |

If 2017 is going to be like 1932 or 1979, then you not only have to change your portfolio you have to...

Reforming the very nature of capitalism will be needed to combat the growing appeal of populist political movements around the world, the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday. Getting higher economic growth, it added, is necessary but insufficient to heal the fractures in society that were evident in the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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4 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

December edition of the UK Investor Magazine - featuring 7 tips, what our writers want for Christmas, Interviews with Conroy Gold and ECR minerals and much more

The December edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is live featuring 7 tips, plus 5 our writers hope that they will find in their stocking. Interviews with Conroy Gold and ECR Minerals, the bonfire of the charities lots on Cloudtag, Advanced Onco and much more.

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1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Optibiotix, starting to rock and roll despite Zak Mir's endorsement - buy

After languishing unloved for a while in the low sixties, shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are really steaming ahead and are now 78p to buy. We hope you bought in the low sixties as we repeatedly urged. If not it is not too late. The shares are a buy at up to 80p and I expect to be advising you to sell at WELL OVER 100p by Easter. So what has happened?

2 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Fitbug's latest update must be a joke surely?

If it wasn’t for the fact that ordinary PIs will have lost a lot of money, the announcements and share price movements in Fitbug Holdings (FITB) over the last couple of days would almost be comical!

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: This is what i want you ALL to do

Today is Donald Trump day and I have a cunning plan for later which may see me watching Midsomer Murders at last. On the markets I have not a lot to say, other than I'm looking to bank gains and am more and more bearish, so instead I look forward to march 29 and April 1 and there is something I want you ALL to do,

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9 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Is this the reason Cairn Financial is not quitting as Nomad to the fraud Cloudtag?

That Cloudtag is a fraud is beyond doubt. Lying to investors and then raising cash ( and also allowing funders to dump shares) on the back of those lies is fraud. I know that, the regulators know that, you know that and so do Tony Rawlinson, Liam Murray and the other banksters at Cairn Financial, nomad to Cloudtag. So why has Cairn not quit?

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Exclusive: Hulsey Smith to sue Strat Aero AGAIN - The final nail in the coffin

For shareholders in Strat Aero (AERO) who thought it could not get any worse as the company hurtles towards bankruptcy in less than four week's time, we have bad news: it is about to get even worse.
Last year Strat was sued by American Hulsey Smith who demonstrated clearly that the company had lied to investors. Strat said it would fight all the way but then issued 38 million shares and handed over a wodge of cash to settle with Hulsey. Yesterday it emerged that Smith was dumping as fast as he can - so expect his last 18 million shares to be lobbed out within days. But it gets worse.

4 hours ago | By Lucy Wray |

Nigel Wray & Tom Winnifrith: Join us on April 1 at UK Investor - our fifteen year party

It is now fifteen years since Nigel Wray & Tom Winnifrith started doing one day investor shows together. The first was in a snow covered Westminster now they celebrate a decade and a half of working together with what will be the most spectacular event yet. It will be the biggest with 121 companies exhibiting on the day. There is the strongest ever speaker line up and a raft of free prize draws as well as a gift worth £18 for everyone attending. So with 50% of the 2,500 tickets already reserved hurry up and grab yours today!

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10 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 20/01/2017

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...

2 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

The Great Divi Hunt Continues with Phoenix Group

Hello Share Snafflers. Well, it seems the old Footsie has called a halt to its record-breaking run into ground-breaking highs. Does this surprise anyone? Of course not. What keeps on going up has to come down. So it’s possibly time to pause in our headlong rush to find shares which put on capital value. Let’s instead turn once again to an ever-important part of the armchair tycoon’s income - the dividend.

4 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I take my hat off to uber stock promoters Sound Energy

In this podcast I look at when a stock comes into play on institutional radar, ref Optibiotix (OPTI) and also the lazy bastards at FinnCap who should be hung out to dry. I look at Sound Energy and praise its ramptastic management but the shares are still a sell. Then I look at the latest bollocks from ShareSoc calling for more regulation after the New World (NEW) forward selling scandal. What is not needed is new laws just the application of existing ones by the chocolate teapots round at the FCA.

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10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Will Trump Change the Game Or The Players?

We have all these businessmen coming to Washington, but are they really going to drain the swamp or do we have new creatures living in the swamp? So said Peter Schiff, the great libertarian and gold bug this week. In his latest podcast the great man analysses what Donald Trump means for America, the economy, shares and gold. It is great stuff.

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10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Strat Aero - so when will Hulsey Smith launch his legal bombshell that forces a share suspension? More shares dumped

After hours yesterday there was another announcement from Strat Aero (AERO), the AIM listed company that has committed fraud and is now just 25 days from running out of cash and going bust with debts of £300,000. It seems that Hulsey Smith, the US businessman who exposed the fraud at the heart of Strat last spring, has dumped another 11 million shares and now has just 7.5 million left.

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Andalas - the clock is ticking ahead of potential insolvency in April - how is the placing going?

Pre Christmas the ramptastic stream of RNS statements, corporate presentations and interviews with homeless clowns told you all you needed to know: worthless Andalas Energy (ADL) was in full ramp mode as it prepared for a rescue bailout. Now, though most oil shares have risen sharply in recent weeks, Andalas stock is still just 0.12p to sell and is falling again today. So how is the £1 million placing it needs faring? 

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Golden Saint Resources Here's the Pump - what comes next? Pick up a P.P.P.P.P Placing

Another day and another operational update from jam tomorrow joke stock Golden Saint Resources (GSR), floated at 10p three years ago and now 0.03-0.04p. Sadly there is no news on the football team it sponsors with money raised on AIM but we do at least have an update on the two of the three concessions out in Bongo Bongo land where it is still doing some exploration.

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

FDM great trading update but we say take profits

Provider of IT consultants, FDM Group (FDM) has updated that a strong trading performance and favourable exchange rate movements see it now anticipating “full-year results ahead of its expectations” – and the shares have responded more than 9% higher to a current 624p ‘bid’ price. So not a bad tip from us...

4 hours ago | By Gary Newman |

Kodal Minerals is overdue a big drop in share price

The mere mention of lithium seems to be enough to send the share price soaring on many small AIM companies, until reality hits home and the almost inevitable pullback starts.

10 hours ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

National Health Crisis May Treat the Share Price for Spire Healthcare

Hello Share Troggers.  There’s hardly a day goes by when we are not reminded that the National Health Service is in crisis. Hospitals are being overwhelmed by an unfit, ageing population and operations are regularly put off.