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Any buying interest I have had in banks has been limited to HSBC (HSBA) and Standard and Chartered (STAN) whose origins and traditions permitted to pass through the great early twenty first century banking crisis without the ignominy and pain of being bailed out by society at large. Once bitten twice shy, has been my watchword on Lloyds (LLOY) and RBS (RBS).
AIM-listed, corporate governance, risk and compliance software-as-a-service supplier Access Intelligence (ACC) has announced an adjusted (excluding non-cash amortisation and share option charges) pre-tax profit of £61,000 for its first half year ended 31st May 2013, up from a comparative prior year period £33,000. On revenue of £4.18 million (up 6.5%), this may not look attractive but the company’s note that during the period “we have expensed £756,000 (H1 2012: £439,000) and capitalised software development costs of £727,000 (H1 2012: £284,000)” needs to be considered…
AIM-listed, Kurdistan-focused, oil and gas hopeful Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has announced a unanimous board recommendation that shareholders vote against the election to its board of all four candidates proposed by shareholder M&G... It’s statement – see HERE – raises some valid points but also includes various hype and bluster...
Floated on the Cesspit in 2004 new media enterprise SocialGo (SGO) has managed to rack up losses of almost £20 million – funded by placing after placing – during its nine years on AIM. As recently as June 7th as it announced (dire) 2012 results the company was still “talking the talk” but today the joke has moved on a step as this has become SocialGone, to be renamed Tavistock Investments. Fear not there will be many more chances to lose money on this one, the stock is at least 90% overvalued.
Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd., has invested in natural resource projects for nearly four decades. He recently gave an interview explaining why small cap mining stocks have been such a dire investment. It is a truly devastating indictment of the sector.
So what do you need to know about investing in junior exploration projects?
Back in March I commented on FTSE-250 provider of industrial software, systems and control equipment, Invensys plc (ISYS), concluding, with the shares at 366p, that “though there is macroeconomic risk, Invensys looks a solid large-cap investment proposition at current levels, with potential future takeover upside” – see HERE. The company has today announced that it has received an indicative offer from Schneider Electric SA equating to 505p per share...
AIM-listed speciality pharmaceutical company Alliance Pharma (APH) has announced “trading in the first half of the year has been in line with management’s expectations” and that it “continues to explore a number of acquisition opportunities and remains confident of the outlook for the full year”. So is it a buy. Pushed for an answer I’d say yes.
Fully-listed, international specialist recruitment consultancy, Robert Walters plc (RWA) has announced a 7% increase in Net Fee Income for its second quarter ended 30th June 2013 compared to the corresponding 2012 period and a 4% first quarter increase, whilst adding it “continues to trade in line with expectations”. The update saw the company’s house broker, Investec, note “there are certainly signs that market conditions are stable, if not improving”...
Edison research analyst Roger Leboff is a bit of a weirdo but no fool. After all he work with and remains friends with Mark Slater & Tom Winnifrith many years ago. Leboff has today initiated his coverage of property group Quintain Estates (QED) in upbeat fashion.
Top broker Numis has recent completed a site visit to the operations of Charaat Gold (CGH) and concludes that shares in the AIM listed miner are a buy at 8p with a target price of 30p. Its report is a detailed 16 page note.
In my previous analysis of Oxford Instruments (OXIG), the first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University over fifty years ago and now a FTSE-250 business designing, supplying and supporting high-technology tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors, I noted that the company had some cyclical exposure (particularly through its ‘industrial products’ business) and that the rating looked to leave precious little room for any disappointment. That was in April when the shares were trading at 1600p...
The U.S. Comex gold futures surged 2.73 percent in the past two days to $1,279.90 on Thursday while the dollar index suffered a loss of 2.17 percent. The CRB Commodities index, the S&P 500 index, and the Euro Stoxx 50 index have rebounded 1.01 percent, 1.37 percent and 0.64 percent respectively on Wednesday and Thursday. The U.S. 10-year government bond yield rallied about 6bp in the same period.
This is a shocker. The directors of Patagonia Gold are well paid. They have significant equity in the company but they want more. They want shareholders to reprice their share options in order to “incentivise” them. This has to be passed at an AGM. Shareholders should tell these fat swine to bugger off and vote no. And here is why.
John Wisbey the CEO of AIM listed compliance software group Lombard Risk Management (LRM) is a good friend of mine. Or at least he was - he may decide that he is not anymore after he reads this. Recent events at his firm show private investors once again being screwed on AIM. John is a good bloke & Lombard a good company but this is why mug punters are turned off listed markets. Here goes.
There are a number of reasons for investors to take a positive interest in GKN (GKN).
The other day Scancell (SCLP) saw its market value halve as it announced a conditional Firm Placing of 20,000,000 new Ordinary Shares at 22.5 pence each to raise gross funds of approximately £4.5 million. Its new backers are various EIS and VCT funds managed by Calculus Capital. In addition, and in order to provide Qualifying Shareholders with an opportunity to subscribe for new Ordinary Shares at the same price, the Company announced an Open Offer to raise up to a further £2.0 million (before expenses).
AIM-listed provider of mobile marketing and digital entertainment for mobile network operators and brands, InternetQ (INTQ) has announced “revenue and EBITDA are expected to be in line with market expectations for the six months ended 30 June 2013”, driven by record levels of new business within the mobile marketing division and increased levels of subscriber growth from digital content platform, Akazoo...
AIM listed gold producer in Azerbaijan, Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) has announced second quarter gold production of 8,912 ounces and that it completed gold sales of 5,505 ounces (at an average of $1,438 per ounce) in the period...
Rick Rule is a legendary fund manager within Eric Sprott’s group – the world’s leading gold and silver experts. He gave this interview the other day in a client call in. It really is great stuff. What he says about management quality in this sector is understatement of the year.
What’s going to happen with gold and silver?
I can reveal exclusively that infamous bear raider Evil Knievil has opened up a short in Cyan Holdings (CYAN) at 0.35p. Knievil’s old adage is “the best time to kick a man is when he is down” and Cyan is certainly down, if not yet out, following its (lack of) profits warning earlier this week.
Another day, and another set of expenses claimed by Julie Meyer MBE as being "on company business" from Ariadne Capital Limited, now in administration. Staff who were paid late or not at all, investors who have lost everything and the HMRC who will surely see these as more benefits in kind on which Julie should have paid tax, will be horrified. Natch this document has gone to the HMRC. This is October 2014 and is a retail special. Although the Co-op entry, 11 October, is a total hoot.
Oh dear Julie Meyer. This document below which has dropped into the hands of the Winnileaks service is already with one of the FOUR investors in your companies who is suing you and he is adding it to his case. It will be with the FCA and MFSA later today for it indicates a wholesale fraud on your part. It is dated 13 November 2017.
I start with confirmation that Brokerman Dan and I really are doing a Horse Hill to Woodlarks charity walk on 28 July. Are you free and would you like to walk too? If not just give us your cash ( as Dan used to say in different circumstances in the old days). More details here I then comment on the latest year on year newspaper circulation stats (below) - what is happening, why and what it means.
When Sosandar (SOS) listed on AIM at 15p late last year, the forecast was that sales in the year to March 31 would be £1 million. Now we learn that they were £1.34 million. How many companies beat forecasts by that much in their IPO year? This is a special company as anyone who watched the two birds who run it HERE will know. This is not just about sales. It gets better for we loyal shareholders...
Oh dear. Two grovelling letters from tax evading Julie Meyer have come to me via Winnileaks. It seems that her US assets ( 2 flats) are now under lien to the taxamn (the IRS) as Julie forgot to pay any Capital Gains Tax on the sale of First Tuesday in 2000. She is now begging for a payment plan.
It is just over a month since I updated on my trawl to find big dividends which might be safe in a market environment where I don’t see much upside and plenty downside. Having originally settled on BT (BT.A) at about 225p on a yield of just shy of 7%, I added ITV (ITV) at the last count, paying 143.7p. That puts its dividend at 5.4%, although it went ex-dividend before I bought. Meanwhile I finally succumbed to the attractions (as I saw them) of Centrica (CNA), paying 142.95p ahead if its final dividend. How are things looking?
A “Business Outlook Update” from computer vision technologies company Seeing Machines (SEE) - following an announcement on Wednesday of “Australian Distributor Expands Guardian Commitment” and on Friday of “European Commission Agenda Affirms SEE Tech”, which together saw the shares up from 6.6p to 8.55p. Surely good news then…
As we saw earlier, Julie Meyer has told the US taxman, the IRS, to who she owes vast sums, that her only source of income is - illegal - director loans from Ariadne in Malta. Unfortunately that is a lie. Because, thanks to Winnileaks, you can see below a letter from a Swiss company Vestergaard where Julie is a director detailing her pay in 2017. Check its website and you'll see she is still a director. Ooops, I bet Julie hopes the IRS don't find out about that. Sadly for the devout Christian...
The People’s Operator (TPOP) is one of a number of AIM companies where you have to wonder whether there is really any point in it continuing to stay in business, other than generating fees for its brokers.
As we saw earlier Julie Meyer MBE appears to have forgotten to pay any tax on the Capital Gain she enjoyed when selling First Tuesday 18 years ago. Sadly for her the US tax authorities at the IRS have caught up with the devoutly christian tax avoider but are not demanding all their cash at once because it appears that poor Julie really is flat broke. Thanks to Winnileaks I bring you a filing Julie made to the IRS.
If Italy’s neo-anarchist "Grillini" had combined with anti-euro Lega nationalists two or three years ago to form an insurgent government, it would have set off panic in the bond markets. Yet now that this is upon investors, risk spreads have barely moved as Bond purchases by the European Central Bank and negative rates have enveloped Italy with an enormous comfort blanket as most investors think there is no chance that the ECB will let Italy go down, because it is the end of the European project if that happens.
As I head off to Greece later this week it will be to start training at altitude in the Taygetos Mountains. Only kidding. But i have been taking to the gym and starting some modest walks. I really do not want to be shown up too badly on 28 July when Brokerman Dan Levi and I walk from Horse Hill to Woodlarks.
Hello Share Strikers. In recent weeks, nay months, I’ve advocated buying shares in the big oilers, like Shell (RDSA) and BP (BP.). I was very lucky here. And I still think there’s some way to go, with the price of Brent Crude once again at the top of the tree.
Andalas Energy (ADL) is a company that even after its recent placing has NEGATIVE net current assets of $1-2 million and no assets of any value. I think it is worthless but its management wishes to meet me to explain why I am wrong. Hmmm. Well for starters I am a hermit who never goes to London other than for UK Investor and secondly I simply will not meet until the company answers four questions and it is still refusing.
As the winner of the 2017 Dragon's Den – grand prize, a free trip to anywhere the #73 bus goes, bus fare not included - I have a a reputation to protect. So there would be absolutely no reason to do a check in on how the 2018 leaderboard is doing.
AIM-listed, Houston headquartered, Cayman Islands registered oil/gas play Frontera (FRR), whose operations are in Georgia (and if that’s not a Red Flag….) has confirmed gas flow rates from its Dino-2 well in the Taribani complex. It flowed at 315 bbls per day – well, at least part of one day. Apparently that’s commercial, but I doubt shareholders can count their winnings just yet.
Amazingly, the cash shell that is Standard Listed AIQ (AIQ) – with somewhere around 8-10p per share of cash and nothing else – has again returned from suspension this morning. The shares, having peaked (ahead of the last suspension) at 150p to buy are now in free fall, sitting on a spread (last seen) of 80p (to sell) to 130p (to buy). I have no hesitation in recommending a sell – there is, after all, only 8-10p of value here. What does surprise me is that there has been no official comment whatsoever from the company – or, indeed, anyone else.
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