The most-read non-Tom non-Quiz article this week is What does the ruling in favour of Iraq potentially mean for companies operating in Kurdistan? Share suspensions tomorrow? by Gary Newman at No 1 or No 1 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-Tom non-Quiz article this week is Jadestone continues to grow and barring an oil price crash will do well longer term - buy by Gary Newman at No 1 or No 5 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-Tom non-Quiz article this week is Revisiting My Slam-Dunk Sells For 2022 - What A Bunch Of Dogs! by Nigel Somerville at No 2 or No 4 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-Tom non-Quiz article this week is Ariana Resources – Bad News From Tavsan, But Still A Buy by Nigel Somerville at No 3 or No 9 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-Tom non-Quiz article this week is Harbour Energy has great long term potential and is trading too cheaply - buy by Gary Newman at No 2 or No 8 including Bearcasts
I'm thrilled that the most read article last week was the return of the ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz, now with the new added feature of working correctly. Otherwise, the most-read non-Tom article this week is Kurdistan carries a lot of political risk for oil companies, but despite that I view Genel Energy and Gulf Keystone as buys by Gary Newman at No 3 or No 7 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-Tom article this week is by Chris Bailey, How much do you like being “nudged” by Hargreaves Lansdown?, at No 2 or No 8 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-Tom article this week is by Chris Bailey, Gold: you're indestructible (even if the price goes down sometimes) at No 6 or No 14 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-Tom article this week is actually the Visual Capitalist graphic, The Biggest Global Risks of 2023, which is a first. The most-read non-Tom non graphic article is by Chris Bailey with Why FTSE 100 stocks such as GSK and Vodafone are always worth thinking about (but only one of them is a buy today) at No 3 or No 8 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is by Nigel Somerville with Ariana – 2022 Production Result: A Top Effort: Buy at No 2 or No 6 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is by Nigel Somerville with Centamin – Court Win Secures Mine Concession Agreement: BUY at No 5 or No 11 including Bearcasts.
I refer at the end to a podcast on the Northern Ireland census I recorded today. Honestly it is more interesting than it sounds and is HERE. I start with Malcolm's failed career as a bear and where blue chips and small caps go from here. Then onto our bombshell on Caracal Gold (GCAT) today HERE and all the other red flags and why it matters that the FCA acts on this one.
The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is by Gary Newman with Asiamet Resources has been a terrible investment for me so far, but I'm still hopeful that it could reach production in the end at No 10 or No 17 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article non-Tip of the Year article this week is by Peter Brailey with 2023 – the outlook for Oil, Gas and Energy and oil stocks to buy and sell at No 2 or No 11 including Bearcasts and Tips of the Year.
The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is from Nigel Somerville with Looking Back Over My Christmas Tips For 2022 at No 3 or No 15 including Bearcasts and Tips of the Year.
The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is from a brand new face at ShareProphets, Cat Jeeves. Cat comes in at number six with NEW BEAR DOSSIER: Will Futura Medical STIFF the bulls or number 13 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is from Chris Bailey with You can all guess what the latest Rightmove survey at No 7 or No 14 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is from Gary Newman with Horizonte Minerals is on the verge of debt drawdown to complete the Araguaia mine – still a Buying opportunity? at No 9 or No 15 including Bearcasts.
The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is from Lucian Miers with ‘Thoughts on the FTX scandal and a Short idea from one of the few to emerge from it with credit’ at No 3 or No 8 including Bearcasts.
Thanks for all the kind wishes about my health and that of Joshua, we seem to be on the mend. In today's podcast I discuss Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and - in detail - Victoria (VCP)
Both Joshua and I are feeling dire so this is a very short bearcast covering Peel Hunt (PEEL) and the nomad/broker sector and Purplebricks (PURP), a zero after the latest housing data. Now back to bed.
I start with the reason for no bearcast yesterday and end with my virtue signalling siblings lining up to be mugged. In between I look at Strix (KETL), Argo Blockchain (ARB), Chill Brands (CHILL), Cellular Goods (CBX) and the CBD pain myth exposed and also at Tomco (TOM) and Shield Therapeutics (STX) where I sense PL will be apologising to the master soon.
In today's podcast I look in detail at recent events at Eden Research (EDEN) and at Revolution Beauty (REVB). Both companies could well be 2023 zeros.
The most-read non-quiz non Tom article this week is from Nigel Somerville with ‘The View From The Montana Log-Cabin As Gold Takes A Breather’ at No 13 or No 19 including Bearcasts.
In today's podcast I look at two business failures and the lessons we can all learn from them. In many ways Bulb is a bigger scandal than FTX and it has already cost the UK taxpayer £6.5 billion.
The legover reference is HERE. I am still very much under the weather with all the symptoms of covid. I am feeling a bit better but not well enough to do more than a few hours work today. Thanks to Steve for taking care of things. In the podcast I discuss Devro (DVO) - who said young Steve and I could not tip a waiter? Then FinnCap (FCAP) then finally the dire sentiment towards mining stocks. Is it really that bad out there?
I have been in bed since 7 PM last night and feel wretched. After this short podcast discussing my relief that it is probably Covid it is back to bed. I discuss Deepmatter (DMTR) and other companies trying to persuade ius that delisting is good news. Look at the shareholders behind it.
I start with a few words on Jubilee Metals (JLP) and Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV). Then some Trustpilot detective work on AQRU (AQRU) which, I predict, will go bust in 2023. I move on to Xtract Resources (XTR), Shearwater (SWG), Alliance Pharma (APH) and then to the impending demise of Applied Graphene Materials (AGM). Gotcha! I also cover Argo Blockchain (ARB) which I still have down as a 2022 bust, maybe as soon as this week
I am still being pestered by my fellow Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) shareholders for reasons I cannot fathom. Some of them are delusional. I then turn to Microsaic (MSYS) where a statement on related party deals is needed pronto. Then onto AO World (AO.) where I do not buy into today's rally before onto why Jim Mellon's Condor Gold (CNR) is actually a short after today's second attempt to put it up for sale.
I start with 11 weedy virtue signallers and 11 incredibly brave men at the World Cup. Then it is on to Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Fox Marble (FOX), Dev Clever (DEV) and Asimilar (ASLR) and inally a long look at Genedrive (GDR), a case study on crony capitalism and destruction of shareholder value.
Apparently the 92 year old chain needs an emergency refinance this week. If it gets it it is a slow death in 2023. If not it is a quick death before Christmas and 16,000 P45s. I look at the red flags in this case over the past year and why I own no retail or no property stocks - there are lessons for both sectors here. Then I ask if Dave Richards of Wandisco (WAND) has gone mad or simply stuck his own moral compass where the sun don't shine?
The most-read non-quiz non Tom article this week is a brand new voice, Steve Brown of Orcadian Energy, with ‘EXCLUSIVE: North Sea Tigers: We are all up in arms’ at No 6 or No 11 including Bearcasts.
I start by referencing a podcast on public schools HERE and saying why I am at a funeral today. Gone are the days when the BSD at ShareSoc offered to help out those chaps at Globo (GBO) get the show back on the road. In new hands there is a suggestion of odd share dealings at N4 Pharma (N4P). I look at that and then the fundamental case against this stock. I also look at Parsley Box (MEAL) and CEO spoofing and at Eco Atlantic (ECO) and the dangers of punting on an E&P play ahead of a well.
Even Pete Brailey the most staunchest of Tory members you could ever meet says he has given up on the party after today's budget. I go through two lies Jeremy Hunt told and consider how he has screwed the poor, those of us running SMEs and is protecting super rich folks with sons at Eton with another lie. Like Peter I shall not vote Tory next time. Then onto a man who is not a liar, Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O'Hara and the presentation he gave today which is below. I mention Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and an email exchange today at this point. Then a few words on Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) follow then on to Argo Blockchain (ARB) which I expect to go bust next week and Ceres Power (CWR) whose valuation is still bonkers despite the shares slumping by 80% since peak ramp.
There is a film in which my Great Aunt starred where there is singing in Welsh. She is the lady on the right in the first scene below. Anyhow I start today's podcast singing to you in Welsh for reasons I explain. Then it is onto Carson Block and Pantheon Resources (PANR), Carnival (CCL), BSF Enterprise (BSFA), Tern (TERN), nanosynth (NNN), Versarien (VRS) and the comedy at Deliveroo (ROO) which still has to be a short does it not?
In today's podcast I discuss BSF Enterprise (BSAF), Vast Respources (VAST), nanosynth (NNN), Shield Therapeutics (STX) and Imperial Brands (IMB) where I dare to challenge three brains himself, his mind clearly damaged by NEVER smoking, drinking or taking drugs.
In today's podcast i discuss Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Pantheon Resources (PANR), the residential housing market, Purplebricks (PURP) and the housebuilders and retailers in general, Sosandar (SOS), Joules (JOUL), Made.com (MADE) and Boohoo (BOO). I reference an articlle on greedy nurses and different types of averages and how they mislead HERE
I start with Muddy Waters, Pete and Pantheon Resources (PANR). Then on to ouzo man and his bear calls on Boohoo.com (BOO) and AO World (AO). Finally onto the blow up of FTX and Almeda Research and what that tell us about crypto and NFT hype which is now bursting.
The most-read non-quiz non Tom article this week is ‘UK house prices: Halifax only gives you half the story’ by Chris Bailey at No 3 or No 10 including bearcasts.
I weigh in on the debate on Biome (BIOM) looking at macro babble & bubble and bottom up analysis to decide which of my colleagues is, I suspect, right.
I start with the macro babble and surging equities explaining why, I think, rubbish stocks have done the best today. I look at Cineworld (CINE), Versarien (VRS), Boohoo (BOO), Pure Gold (PUR), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and Victoria (VCP)
I start with a few words on UK press coverage of the mid terms. No the Democrats have not won! Then I look at bitcoin and its woes, Argo Blockchain (ARB) - bust by next week? - Revolution Beauty (REVB), Boohoo.com (BOO), Novacyt (NCYT) and Nightcap (NGHT) and the problems a CEO has when the media blows smoke up his or her arse for too long.
As we all face a cost of living crisis with the poor and the young hardest hit, Andrew Bell insists that Opera needs more subsidy. Is this a more tenable position than his defence of the Red Rock Resources (RRR) share price? I start with that then onto the two big losers from yesterday's surprising mid terms in the USA. Then onto Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Ithaca Energy (ITH), MGC Pharmaceiticals (MXC) - which looks like a possible zero - and Dignity (DTY).
Maybe I shall save the celebratory ouzos for tonight and double up as I watch liberal tears as we see a Red Wave in the mid terms. I discuss that briefly then go on to look at Applied Graphene (AGM) and what it is like running a company facing corporate death as well as the ethics of my scoop last night. I look at Online Blockchain (OBC), Mello destroying its brand c/o Zamaz (ZAMZ), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and a couple of points about Seraphine (BUMP) from an accounting perspective and in terms of changing consumer behaviour and also how as a bear one can do non financial DD.
I start by discussing apple pressing: I am still at it. Then I look at Tern (TERN), Amur Minerals (AMC), Joules (JOUL) and Eurasia Miniung (EUA) as it heads for a cash crisis.
But I do dare. Enjoy.
Good Lord! Look what happens when we run the pub quiz on a Tuesday – it blows past everything, even the Bearcast. I think I want a promotion off the Sunday desk. Meanwhile, the most-read non-quiz article this week is ‘Golden Prospect – Duff Interims but No Problem…..Still A Buy’ by Nigel Somerville.
Have a great bonfire night tonight. In today's podcast I discuss DFS (DFS) in great detail - it looks like a cracking short. Then Deepverge (DVRG) where Gerry Brandon needs to SMTM and finally Revolution Beauty (REVB) which will be either a zero or a penny stock but not until after Christmas.
I start with a bit of political betting - folks like Lucian will be wailing as the Donald makes his come-back. I kid you not. Then how ill prepared companies are for the coming economic and stockmarket shit-storm. Two case studies I mention which are, IMHO, uninvestable are Rosslyn Data (RDT) and Yourgene (YGEN). Then onto why Argo Blockchain (ARB) and its dead cat bounce is a chance to add to one's short.
Is it 10? Is it 12? You decide. You may say there are a couple of cheats in there. Enjoy.
After that apology to most of the citizens of a nation that has turned Philistinism into an art form I discuss the Bank of England hiking base rates by 0.75%. Then it is onto ouzo man and Purplebricks (PURP) before I turn to two gold stocks that could now rocket by Christmas, Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) and Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV). I own shares in both and both have two reasons for a dramatic near term re-rate. Then Trainline (TRN) where the outlook is not so bright.
I will do that as a bonus bearcast at some point this week. But as a teaser Verditek (VDTK) is on the list and I explain why. My Birthday is in January BTW. I cover Cineworld (CINE), ADM Energy (ADME), Technology Minerals (TM1) and Lyin' Chris Cleverly and the CEO chap who dressed as a "good" Nazi. I also go through the numerous rad flags at Alien Metals (UFO) which makes it a dog with fleas at any price.
In today's podcast I look at Cineworld (CINE), Ocado (OCDO), Versarien (VRS), Rosslyn Data (RDT) - going right back to its fraudulent prospectus c.o Cenkos - and Westminster Group (WSG) where the curse of Baldry of the fraud 3DM infamy strikes yet again. Talking of vile Tory MPs, I mention Matt Hancock at the end. At least with Baldry his fingers were only in the pork barrel.
I start with proof below of what an "earth mum" I have become and the blue tick issue on Twitter. Then I look at Avacta (AVCT), Chill Brands (CHLL), Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), Pure Gold (PUR) and ouzo for Nigel and then Argo Blockchain (ARB) a triumph for the forces of good, transparency, honesty and hard analysis. That is to say myself & Boatman Capital. And a disaster for certain named individuals who are drawn from the forces of evil.
I prepare for Halloween with pumpkin carving and soup today. Photos tomorrow. Sohail says he has given up on gold "experts". I discuss this and then onto another area where there are a lot of "experts" who all talk their own book and it is the same one. I discuss house prices, volumes and stocks who I reckon will have a bad time includfing Purplebricks (PURP) which I expect to go bust in 2024, or possibly sooner
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom non Darren article is “Gulf Keystone is well positioned to benefit from continued oil price strength – BUY” by Gary Newman at number five or number nine if you include Bearcasts.
Comrade Malcolm Stacey is yakking on about buying green shite shares again today. I explain why he is wrong at four levels to do so. I reference an article I wrote today HERE on floods in Pakistan and a few years ago on droughts in Zim South, specifically Cape Town. On Global warming do not acccept what the MSM, especially Malcolm's pals at the BBC tell you, drill down to the core facts... Today's episode shows again that there is no "house view" on this website
In today's podcast I cover Bidstack (BIDS) where after today's disingeneous 'fess up folks are delusional. Then I look at Parsley Box (MEAL), Vast Resources (VAST), Canadian Overseas (COPL) and Argo Blockchain (ARB)
Sometimes I switch off my PC thinking that was not a very good podcast. Most days I am content but today is one of those days when I think "that was a bloody good podcast" I start of with why this website is not free and how you need to change business models if the world changes and then as to the strange idea that we have a "house view" on any given stock. That is with reference to ITM Power (ITM) which I then cover in detail (more ouzo for me and for Peter Brailey, cold cabbage water for comrade Malcolm Stacey of the 6th Guardianista peaceand flower power corps). I also look in detail at the spoof from Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Deepverge (DVRG) en passant, but which is covered in more detail HERE, and Bidstack (BIDS) after my bombshell expose c/o Winnileaks earlier. A good day's work. Now I can go and weed my onion patch in peace.
I end the podcast discussing what it is and what my short and long term targets are and why. I start with Brent Hoberman and when we crossed swords first and why he is such a wanker. That was back in the days of Lastminute.com (LMC) and it showed me how the British establishment always looks after its own however much they screw up. Brent was the founder of Made.com (MADE) which I discuss. Then it is onto Union Jack (UJO), Angus Energy (ANGS), IGAS (IGAS) and Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) and fracking. I look at Bezant Resources (BZT) as wretched Colin Bird prepares for his next bailout with all the usual ramping. Finally, TP Group (TPG)
I start with Union Jack Oil (UJO) - is the special dividend a cue to turn bullish? Then onto the ominous silence at Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT). Finally a follow up on the Chesterfield (CHF) Pacton spoof. It gets worse. Much worse.
The mystery of the Earl of Abingdon remains and it is why I am late with the first of two podcasts today. Then onto Deepverge (DVRG) the firing of Gerry Brandon (real or spoof), the 100k screw by Mrs Brandon and the placing about which the company cannot but help tell a porky.
I mention, en passant, our next PM the economically illiterate Rishi Sunak and how boorish I find Tory MPs. Then I look at Vast Resources (VAST), Pure Gold (PUR), Mirriad (MIRI), Deepverge (DVRG) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and the fat conceit that is Crispin Odey.
Events at Wishbone Gold (WSBN) where I am, of course, a loyal shareholder, prompt me to suggest a change to UK Regulation, the Lenigas Law. Today's Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) exposé prompts me to suggest another. I comment on how if Rishi Sunak is "sound money" man then I am slimmer of the year before flagging up a far bigger political influence on markets over the coming six weeks.
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom non Darren article is “Shanta Gold – Potential Offer: Is A Bidding Frenzy Starting In Gold Stocks?” by Nigel Somerville at number six or number 11 if you include Bearcasts.
I start with today's bombshell court papers involving Geoff Wilding of Victoria (VCP) and ex PM Malcolm Turnbull and a warning for bears. Then it is onto Deliveroo (ROO) where bears should tuck in.
I start with today's two big triumphs especially the Worthington (WRN) one - I remind you of exactly what happened. Then I discuss the mendacity of the claims made about ex Chancellor Sunak that he is economically competent. I note that I have some bombshell Court documents involving an ex PM and the boss of a several hundred million quid capitalised company. I shall publish them later. Though the corporate boss is reported to be litigious, the Sheriff is not frit. Then to On The Beach (OTB) and Vast Resources (VAST).
I started with Ms Truss and how it is not her fault that the UK is in the mess that it is in. The entire media and political class is to blame. The it is onto Naked Wines (WINE), why action MUST be taken at the fraud Verditek (VDTK) and finally a long look at Amaroq Minerals (AMRQ) and a sort of look across at Kefi (KEFI) which also had news today.
In today's podcast I discuss coverage of my friend Richard Poulden and Valereum Blockchain (VLRM) which is now utterly toxic. I mention Wishbone Gold (WSBN) en passant. I look at Verditek (VDTK) where AIM Regulation must now step in to tackle fraud then at IOG (IOG), lessons from the demise of Toople (TOOP) and then an expose of the events at Technology Minerals (TM1) where you really just could not make it up.
I start with a joke about covid and public sector workers, well the Mrs to be exact then a bit of football news. Then I look at Avacta (AVCT), Finncrap (FCAP), Sosandar (SOS) and Chill Brands (CHLL).
Not all death spirals are the same and not all companies are the same. But some marriages are certain to end in disaster. AMT Energy (AMTE) meets the death eaters of Arena.
I start with the latest "let's get TW hate campaign" with, this time, Avacta (AVCT) owning morons leading the charge. Suffice to say if folks this dumb are long you know to be short. Then onto ADM Energy (ADME), Deepverge (DVRG), ASOS (ASC), Sosandar (SOS), Boohoo (BOO), Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) and then the laugh a minute show at Powerhouse (PHE), now at 1.65p a compelling short thanks to the antics of PR man posing as a journalist Zak Mir.
On Avacta (AVCT) I ask the question. Then I look at 3 signs that we are in a real bear market mentioning, en passant, ADM Energy (ADME), Deepverge (DVRG), Colin Bird's Tiger Royalties (TIR) and redemptions at OEICS..
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom non Darren article is “The exciting world of gilts and two FTSE 100 names with news flow updates today” by Chris Bailey at number 13 or number 20 if you include Bearcasts.
I start on the sacking of the Chancellor. The Tories are - deservedly - electoral toast. Not that Labour will be any less incompetent. Then it is on to MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC) and to Premier Miton (PMI)
For various reasons, including the Mrs testing positive for COVID this morning, I look at Yourgene (YGEN) and my answers will not please long term holders.
The title is self explanatory on all counts. I discuss Purplebricks (PURP), the housebuilders where comrade Malcolm Stacey is very wrong, Mothercare (MTC) maternity bras and a 0p endgame, Deepverge (DVRG) and finally Argo Blockchain (ARB) which needs to come clean NOW.
I explain what the other is and why I deserve a glass of the nectar of the God's later. It is all to do with Deepverge (DVRG) and the vindication of yesterday's scoop. I also explain for BB Moron Stuart Little why breaking the news of the placing was not only not illegal but was a real public service by me and also why I shall be writing to the FCA later asking for it to investigate placings by Turner Pope and Turner Pope's clients. Ben and James, a.k.a. the Mitchell Brothers, that letter is not "market speculation" it is fact you dimwitted bellends. Then it is onto Argo Blockchain (ARB), Vast Resources (VAST) and to Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT).
I look at unemployment data and why it is utterly misleading whatever the wretched Tories claim. Lies, damned lies and statistics. Then at what share prices can tell you: Versarien (VRS), Nightcap (NGHT) and Argo Blockchain (ARB).
Today is Canadian Thanksgiving so if this podcast is late it is because Darren and other folks in the socialist hell hole are giving thanks to a God they do not believe in for not being American. Normally they all celebrate with roasted turkey but after a few years of President Castro-Trudeau many of them have been forced to become vegans under the latest Hate Crime laws or will be chasing their cats as Felix will be the main course on the only special feast which is now affordable. The screenshot below relates to Zamaz (ZAMZ) as I discuss its latest acquistion where the numbers just do not add up. I also look at Versarien (VRS), Chesterfield Resources (CHF), Argo Blockchain (ARB), asking if the ptoposed funding is for real, and I discuss a weekend chat with 'arry Adams of Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI).
I discuss OEICS (Unit Trusts) and liquidity and then the bumper pay rise for the welfare classes paid for by you and I. Can Peter Brailey, or any other Tory out there, explain how this is fair or fits in with basic Conservative principles? I can't.
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom non Darren article is “The View From The Montana Log-Cabin As Gold Continues To Struggle And Cash From Ariana Arrives Tomorrow” by Nigel Somerville at number two or number seven if you include Bearcasts.
I use as case studies in today's podcast Tern (TERN), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and Bidstack (BIDS) two of which could be singing a duet with the Fat Lady by Christmas notwithstanding receny refinancing news.
I refer to this amazing exposé by Snopes HERE into Max Polyakov, Ukraine's Elon Musk. Why does it matter: I recall Cupid and the great establishment cover up. Thjis is crime plain and simple and the board knew about it and covered it up. KPMG covered it up. The Nomad did nothing and so too did the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. The SNP has been lobbying hard for Polyakov. They are all beneath contempt. Then I ask if share buying at Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) is legit. It is. Then I discuss why a whistleblower may or may not have a story about another AIM company, look at Made.com (MADE), Sosandar (SOS), Tern (TERN) and Bidstack (BIDS): two placings , one a pea shooter, one possibly (but probably not) a bazooka.
I reckon these stockbrokers must earn even more that those chancers my wife gets in to clean the windows and so I am a frustrated non buyer of a shares I have not owned before. Jaya and I did some due diligence at the coal face today and I explain why I may be buying if I can get hold of the great man tomorrow. Then it is onto Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) and the corruption of the deadwood press (the Sunday Times in this case) and finally a detailed look at Malcolm Stacey favourite Strix (KETL) where I have been a bear. The shares are down 69% over the past 13 months and after today's news I see an easy 30-40% more downside from here. With an EV of c£400 millionand a £270 million market cap it should be shortable and should be shorted.
I do explain the reference in full and it is not what you think. In the podcast I look at the utterly unconvincing sophistry of Colin Bird as I dissect his Bezant Resources (BZT) statement about the Caerus scandal. His sums just do not add up. And his company is insolvent. I look in detail at Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) following news today and lunch on Saturday. I forgot to mention that I paid for lunch. I don't do freebies. Then Mitchells and Butler (MAB) and why old Malcolm is bonkers and finally Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) which is an almighty sell after a spoof yesterday. that is where the urinals incident comes in.
In today's podcast, pre Joshua book fair, so a tad rushed I look at Amur Minerals (AMC), the growing Bezant (BZT) scandal, Gavin Burnell & Hot Rocks (HRIP) and Tortilla Mexican (MEX)
I start by rubbing more salt into the wounds of Chris Bailey as I look at just how screwed is Carnival (CCL). Then onto whether we are in a recession or not and how long it will last. In light of my conclusion I urge you to ignore Malcolm's share tip tomorrow. Finally a thanks to a reader who stopped me poisoning my family last night with my self sufficiency. Tonight's episode of that part of my life is marrow and ginger jam.
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom non Darren article is “The ongoing saga of woe at Saga” by Chris Bailey at number eight or number 14 if you include Bearcasts.