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ENSI
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EnSilica – emphasises “new supply order” and “strong bookings”, but how’s cash flow?

EnSilica (ENSI) has issued a “New Supply Order for Edge AI Chip”-titled announcement including a headline of “Strong bookings to start the financial year”. What’s the detail, with the shares currently having responded 9.5% higher to above 50p?
Bearcast
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the hypocrites wish the "new Hitler" a speedy recovery

I end with the nasty Left on Trump but nearly all of this podcast covers the unloved state of small caps from Destiny Pharma (DEST) to Mindflair (MFAI). Will it end? Yes. When? I don't know.
SBDS
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Silver Bullet Data Services – significant new contract wins and funding facility for a ‘AI-driven digital transformation’ leader. Really?…

Describing itself as “a leading provider of AI-driven digital transformation services and products”, Silver Bullet Data Services (SBDS) states that it “is pleased to announce significant new contract wins and a new working capital facility”. So what of those and a current more than 33% higher share price response to 100p?
MFAI
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Podcast: Tom Winnifrith with Barry Downes of Sure Valley Ventures and Nick Lee of Mindflair

Shares in Mindflair (MFAI) were what Brown Envelope Man would term a Bulletin Board Hero last week. I discuss the reasons why with two gents in the know, both of whom you can meet at Sharestock on 7 September 

JDW
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The great Tim Martin of ‘Spoons savages TUC boss Paul Nowak

Yesterday the Sunday Telegraph carried an interview with Paul Nowak of the Trades Union Congress in which he stated “Labour is coming for 'c----- employers' like Wetherspoons.” Sadly he got all his facts wrong and Tim Martin has put him in his place.
RWA
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Robert Walters – Q2 trading update, how ‘resilient’ now?

Previously writing on recruitment business operating in 31 countries Robert Walters (RWA), in January with the shares at 425p I questioned its resilience to the market environment and concluded to continue to avoid. The shares most recently closed at 382p and what of now a “Q2 2024 Trading Update” announcement from the company?

DEST
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City Grandee Sir Nigel Rudd and Destiny Pharma serve up damning critique of AIM as they abandon the casino

Quite simply, Sir Nigel warns that Destiny Pharma (DEST) will go bust if it stays on AIM. If it delists he reckons it might survive. This is no penny dreadful. Destiny is a properly managed company and Rudd is a well-respected BSD so these words will hurt.
Bearcast
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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Just for you Toyin, explaining cash and Skinbiotherapeutics

I reader keep posting statement about Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) in the comments section. I can't spend all day replying so just for you Toyin'.
BRBY
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Burberry – trading slumping… so immediate-effect CEO change is “by mutual agreement” is it?!

Like the Eng-er-land football team, it’s stated “disappointing” from “British luxury brand” Burberry (BRBY) today – Burberry’s in terms of its “Q1 FY25 performance”. How disappointing, and with also a “Board Change” announcement, with the shares currently around 15% lower at around 750p in response?
VAST
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Vast Resources placing at 0.1p par, now 99% down on April 2021 100 for 1 consolidation

Back in April 2021 Vast Resources (VAST) announced a100 for 1 share consolidation telling its gullible shareholders that this was to facilitate dividend payments. The reality is that shares had slipped to 0.1 par making a, naturally discounted, placement impossible. Today another placement and it is at just 0.1p,we are back at par.
Bearcast
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: come on Eng-er-land

There is a correction on Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV),a discussion on the shooting of Donald Trump and what it means and then we can all turn our attention to the football.
Quiz
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The ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz #249

It's time for the ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz. There are still no prizes! And remember, no Googling!

Gold
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The View From The Montana Log-Cabin As Gold Threatens All-Time High

Gold closed the week at $2,410 – a good improvement on last week’s $2,389 and back over the $2,400 mark. Indeed, it closed around 1% off its all-time high. One might have suggested a new high point is on the cards within days but the assassination attempt overnight on Donald Trump, in my view, now makes that a certainty. What grim times we live in.
Professor
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Sunday Long Reads: Wikipedia Admin Grudges, Bezos Crisis, Rideshare Mafia, Haunted Genome, Nukes without the US

Sunday is a good time to sit back, read, and forget about shares. Put the kettle on, find a comfy chair. You have the time, don't you?

Top-10

Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 13 July

Here are the most read articles and the most listened-to Bearcasts over the past seven days. The most read non-Tom article last week is by Steve Moore, with Biome Technologies – hopefully my prior warnings were heeded as now having to ‘examine ways’ to have “sufficient working capital”. Er, what about the ongoing losses? at No 1 or No 4 including Bearcasts. 

Bearcast
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: take profits on Lloyds before Labour bites, Carpetright's demise and Skinbiotherapeutics and those forecasts again

It is a solo childcare weekend so I am running late. Apologies. I discuss Lloyds (LLOY) after Malcolm's piece earlier, Carpetright and its likely demise and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) as well as Sharestock, if you are coming book HERE
AAU
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Ariana Resources – further Dokwe project optimisation, Buy

Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced revised pit optimisations have increased its Dokwe project JORC in-pit resources by 16% to now 29.6Mt at 1.33g/t Au for 1.2 million ounces of gold and look to support more production than it has previously noted. The shares are now 2.4p offer, but still tremendously cheap.

LLOY
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Did You Back the Black Horse? Stay in the Saddle for More (Possibly much More) to Come.

Hello Share Scramblers. ‘Misery!’ quoth my nephew Daniel in the fair city of Doncaster last October. “I bought Lloyds (LLOY) shares at 60p and now they’re only 40p’. ‘Fear not’ responded his favourite uncle. “Buy some more, for they’ll be back at 60p. by the summer’. His favourite uncle, though crippled with age, was right.
Bearcast
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Master Potts on a roll and Steve O'Hara should go on holiday more often

In today's podcast I discuss Labour's mad attack on the UK North Sea, Graft Polymer (GPL), Optibiotix (OPTI), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) and Powerhouse Energy (PHE) and buy your Sharestock tickets now HERE I reveal a new ice cream for the day!. 
SYS1
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System1 – trading update, forecast upgrades ahead but needed?

Shares in marketing data and consultancy group System1 (SYS1) are continuing a strong recent performance on the back of a latest trading update. So what about the update in relation to a now 735p share price?
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