Just four days after death spiral provider Atlas converted $150,000 of debt into Vast Resources (VAST) shares at 0.86p having forward sold, it has announced the conversion of another $150,000 this time at 0.77p. In February the conversion was at 1.24p. Do you see a trend? My guess is that those shares have already been forward sold and that Atlas will now be working on dumping even more stock ahead of the next conversion. Why the panic? Two reasons:
If folks are looking to punish Russian war criminals for atrocities committed in Ukraine, I suggest they be locked up for years and made to re-read today’s FY results from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) fifty times a day. Wading through pages of ESG guff and self-congratulatory horse really does make one lose the will to live. But buried in it is a stark admission of impending share price doom
On January 31 Vast Resources (VAST) announced that it had almost replaced its Atlas death spiral with alternative funding, a refinancing. Natch that was grossly misleading! This is Vast after all.
Tom Winnifrith pointed to yesterday morning’s RNS Reach from AIM-listed jam-tomorrow IoT investment company Tern plc (TERN), noting that in effect the investment made was worth around a grand. So even if it was a rampant success it would never make a jot of difference. But not satisfied with that Tern issued another RNS Reach intra-day detailing an internet of things standards project with reference to its biggest investee Device Authority. So was this any more significant?
I discuss the latest developments in Ukraine. Then I move on to Fevertree (FEVR), Tern (TERN), Braveheart (BRH), Iofina (IOF) and the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL) and the bucket shop based maths based on liquidity, or rather the lack of it.
AIM-listed jam-tomorrow IoT investment company Tern plc (TERN) announced yesterday that it is to participate in the Sure Valley Ventures UK Software Technology Fund, to the tune of an initial £90,000 and a total of £5 million over the next ten years. So where is the money coming from as the deadline for converting Tern’s first round of warrants in Wyld (due at the end of the month) ticks down to an inevitable discounted bucket-shop placing?
As I noted here last week, as things stand that hound from the AIM sewer UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) does not have sufficient cash to pay both its liabilities and its commitments and is burning cash like billy-o. Thus, it needs to ramp its shares aggressively to get away yet another discounted bucket shop placing, something that is imminent. And that brings us to Lyin’ Steve.
On Monday AIM listed Haydale (HAYD) announced the appointment of new Nomad/Broker FinnCap. Yesterday there was a first RNS Reach spoof and today there is another. With cash surely inadequate to get through the auditor’s Going Concern test later this year, I ask again: when’s the placing.
We all know that AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) needs to rattle the tin yet again and sharpish in order to hold its corner as the first round of Wyld warrants comes up for exercise. We also know that Tern’s share price has collapsed (not by enough) in the wake of bad news from its portfolio of cash-hungry investees. And that brings me to today’s flag-waving RNS.
As I demonstrated HERE, April Fool’s Day is too late for AIM listed, sub scale, investment company Tern (TERN)- it needs a placing before then or it will be crash landing in tits up alley. No institution will touch this POS with a bargepole so it is an inevitable trip to the bucket shops for a discounted raise. The shares are now 11.75p. The NAV is not going to be anymore than 8p and is falling so what price to you think the placing will be at?
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) needs to get a placing away by St Valentine’s Day or it is deep in the merde as I explained HERE. No institution will touch this crock run by Lyin’ Steve Sanderson so the next bailout placing, like all the others, is a bucket shop special which is why Pinocchio is ramping his arse off with spoof RNS after spoof RNS to try to get private investors buying the shares ahead of a placing at a big discount to the City spivs. Yesterday’s spoof RNS was a green one - today Lyin’ Steve spoofs with a share purchase.
As predicted HERE the print going through late on Friday was Optibiotix (OPTI) dumping £2 million worth of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) at 55p. I told you that this would happpen weeks ago producing more bluster and fake denials from all involved. Fuckers! The release this morning insults the intelligence of we loyal shareholders in both companies yet again. Stuart, Steve, posh PR bird Melanie Toyne-Sewell and the scumbags at Cenkos do you think we are idiots? You treat us as if we are.
How on earth has any broker in London not managed to make out like a bandit, or should I say broker, during the past two years? It almost defies belief given how every company on earth seems to have done at least fund raise earning stacks of 5% commissions for the bandits. I mean brokers. But somehow the gutter dwellers at Novum Securities have managed to post another whopping loss as you can see below.
The last time I commented on AIM-listed Mediazest (MDZ) in May, having previously noted a balance sheet calamity, I called for a statement from the company regarding its chairman, Mr Lance O’Neill and his relationship with Claremont Capital Assets Limited (CCAL) as a related party.Needless to say, we’ve heard nothing from the company about that. This morning, however, we have a trading statement. Given that its next reporting period end is September 30th, one has to wonder why….until you consider its car-crash of a balance sheet. I suggest this is all leading up to a bucket shop special.
Surely, before undertaking a bailout-discounted placing with bucket shops, a company has to come clean and admit that trading is way below what had been forecast? Those are the AIM Rules but Lyin’ James Draper and Bidstack (BIDS) do not give a rat’s arse about rules and neither, it seems, do the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. On 22 April, house broker & Nomad Stifel slashed its 2021 and 2022 sales forecasts and upped its forecast losses for Bidstack but the company is yet to admit that trading has fallen off a cliff. But today with cash down to almost nothing and staring down the barrel of insolvency, surely it must be made to ‘fess up? Here are the maths:
Yesterday I revealed how Sarah Willingham’s Nightcap (NGHT) was scrabbling around to raise money via a bucket shop placing. Let’s hope it manages to spend less on this fund raise than the AIM admission which had estimated costs of admission of £1 million to raise gross proceeds of £4 million, a ludicrous 25% of money raised.
On Thursday 4th February at 7 AM a CBD company Cellular Goods announced its plans to raise £8 million on a £20 million valuation and join the (sub) Standard List, home to so many frauds and dogs. The night before, Sky News came up with the “scoop” that this news could be revealed as soon as the following morning and that David Beckham had invested and would soon sign a deal to promote the CBD skin product. Oooooooh a nice photo of Becks and blow off comment with no questions asked, this is the corrupt MSM and a PR drop all over again as I noted with the other listed company where Becks has “invested”, Guild Esports (GILD) the other day HERE.
If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. An old rule which it seems that AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) is adhering to. Last month it offered up a Portfolio Update which seemed to me to be meaningless drivel. Now, less than a month later, we have another.
With some folks having paid 8p+ for shares in Xtract Resources (XTR) late last week, today the company did a placing to the sewer-dwelling clients of Novum Securities at just 4.5p. The shares are now just 4.8p to sell. Boy those folks suckered in by the Colin Bird ramping must be hurting today. This is so familiar but I did warn you explicitly what the old scoundrel was up to.
How do you know when sleazy former Tory MP Tim Yeo is lying? Simple: his lips move. Let me give you an example as, the firm he chairs, Powerhouse Energy (PHE) today raised £10 million at 5.5p, a 35% discount, thanks to bucket shop broker Turner Pope. Whilst it is coke and hookers all round as Turner Pope considers its £500,000 commission, I want you to consider this statement from 9 September 2020:
The mystery of that dog is that there was no barking. The mystery of today’s mega spoof from Great Western Mining (GWMO), a long term hound from the AIM kennels, is what the company does NOT say, rather than what it does say. The omissions are critical.
Having advised readers to bank big gains on Xtract Resources (XTR), I waited the requisite period and then dumped my own shares, disgusted by the way that Chairman Colin “Calamity” Bird seemed determined to dilute his mug punters in a shameless and un-needed fashion. Today, vindication.
Galileo Resources (GLR) “is, further to its announcement on 12 August 2020, pleased to announce that it has commenced a Helicopter-borne Electromagnetic Survey over two of its’ highly prospective tenures within its 100% held Kalahari Copper Belt Project in western Botswana”…
Broker JubCap, whose financial woes we exposed here, is now in administration. It is an ex broker and not one that the world will miss. So who is next? Well, all the signs are that Novum, the bucket shop which employs king spiv Jon Bellis and has Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy working there even though he is not authorised to do so by the FCA, is in the merde. I suggested 66 days ago that its financials were so bad that the FCA needed to have a look and, for once, it seems the chocolate teapots have done more than that, acting on what I exposed. I count this as a win for the Sheriff so it’s ouzos all round at the Greek Hovel today. But how is Novum in such a mess?
When you combine one of the least successful AIM listed natural resources companies with probably the worst bucket shop brokers around, then you rarely end up with a good outcome.
Sound Energy (SOU) limps on. Dracula is still a consultant as the company tries to sell its main asset to a bidder which has no money. Without such a disposal – and I am sure you can spot the flow in this “cunning plan” - the company will be unable to pay its debts as they fall due and will almost certainly go bust. So, what of another hound in Dracula’s kennels, Echo Energy (ECHO), which reported its results today a headline loss of $10 million is pretty good going.
I have today, finally, got around to asking the FCA to investigate the covert work being done by unregulated Gavin Burnell of Globo and Beaufort infamy for bucket shop broker Novum. But maybe there is a reason why Novum has to swim in the gutter...it needs the cash so badly.
AIM listed POS Bidstack (BIDS) ended 2019 with £3.1 million cash but burning it at a rate of almost £750,000 a month. It has already admitted that its revenues in H1 2010 will be as they were in GH2 2019 minimal. Even its lame paid for researcher admits that it will be out of cash by the end of May. Well chaps, it is now May 26. You have 4 days…
With share prices on the up but earnings & transaction visibility almost nil every CEO should be considering a fund raise. It would be irresponsible not to do so. Yet most of them are prepared to do so in a way the needlessly screws private investors. This cannot go on. I have today written to the CEOs of 40 companies. The letter follows
Now I would have published this yesterday, but my internet was rather crap and being sorted. Talking of crap, that brings me onto the matter of Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN). This company was a cornerstone of my crap quartet this time last year and had a clear place in the Vomit list of shite oil stocks when I reviewed the forthcoming year last Christmas. In my view yesterday’s monumental share price rise just illustrates the full extent of “lockdown gambling culture” combined with total lack of understanding of what the investment case is.
Tom Winnifrith has already added to my comments yesterday about the ridiculous aluation of AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN), which even after yesterday’s 25% crash and a further 10% drop today is still monstrously overvalued. Tern is not alone, which brings me on to AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) which has been rising steadily from a low point of 90p on 27th April to the current 200p. So what has been the catalyst for this meteoric rise? After all, URU is – as I have pointed out before – technically insolvent!...
Calendar 2019 results from Bidstack (BIDS) are predictably dismal but what screams out as the most massive sell signal on earth is not what is said but what the company and its boss Lyin’ James Draper does NOT tell you.
On April Fool’s day there was an upbeat statement from Nostra Terra (NTOG) promising all sorts of good things. What it neglected to mention was that trade creditors had risen to £230,000 as the cash burning enterprise had no cash and so imply could not afford to pay its bills. One of those owed cash (£60,000) was Nomad Strand Hanson, boy how it must have been hoping for a placing….
Well here is my estimate of when and at what price. But perhaps you have a better idea and might win some Greek Hovel olive oil as a result. Let’s start with a reminder of when Versarien (VRS) runs out of cash. Methinks the maths have got worse.
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. AIM-listed jam-tomorrow (if ever) Internet of Things investment company Tern (TERN) has announced a placing at just 6p to raise just £0.8 million as predicted HERE to keep the lights on as its auditor is surely raising going concerns. That is a whopping 22.6% discount to last Friday’s close and 35% down on my tip of the year to sell when the shares were 9.25p. But there is more....
Perma dog Toople (TOOP) published its Prospectus today so I took a quick look through the tome and draw out some interesting elements below. Suffice to say the document is strewn with red flags and unanswered questions but demonstrates quite clearly the unacceptable greed of certain City advisors. They will prosper from this deal. Those owning the shares will not and this stock is utterly uninvestable at any price. So here is today’s list lof red flags and questions from the document.
The question is not whether Versarien (VRS) will run out of cash but when? And that may well be within just a few months.in part it depends on whether it wrote a cheque for 750,000 Euro last October1, conveniently a day after its half year period.
The PR person for Plutus Powergen (PPG) is the Cheryl Cole of her world, but even more classy. But not even her charms can save her client from more comment from myself, notwithstanding appeals from head honcho James Longley that I remove prior, harsh but accurate comment HERE.
Thanks to the Winnileaks service I have in my possession the presentation Reabold Resources (RBD) is serving up as it endeavours to raise up to £30 million. I gather it is tough going. The deal will come as a shock to joint brokers Turner Pope and Whitman Howard as it is Stifel Europe that is acting as broker. The presentation says the deal will be announced October 8. Ho Ho.
In today's bearcast I cover Optibiotix (OPTI), Vela (VELA), Woodford Patient Capital trust (WPCT), Ascent Resources (AST), Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN), Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Bidstack (BIDS) and Optiva/Novum and a hot City rumour. Also I have a message for 90% of listeners - please be a hero today, my 21 mile training walk for this weekend has been planned so donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE
Too many mug punters who gamble on oil and gas explorers seem to think that with modern technology, blah, blah, blah drilling is a slam dunk certainty or at the very least, highly likely to succeed. They blather on about 70 or 80% COS statistics without a clue. If you look at AIM RNS’s the reality is that, across the board, the vast majority of wells drilled are not commercial. And that brings us to today’s disaster from Echo Energy (ECHO).
The behaviour of Westminster Group (WSG) chaired by disgraced ex Tory MP , Sir Tony Baldry of 3DM fraud infamy, displays everything that is worst about the AIM Cesspit. Today we have a £500,000 placing via newly appointed joint broker the low -life team at SVS. But just ten day ago it was all so different.
Floated on the AIM Cesspit in May 2018 at 15p a share and raising £6 million Maestrano (MNO) describes itself as a “cloud business integration platform with cross-app data synchronization” I’d describe it as an univestable piece of shit.
Hat tip to the UK’s No 1 private client broker for spotting this AIM casino accident waiting to happen.
In today's bearcast I bring you a hot rumour. The King of the spiv bucket shops Jon Bellis of Novum is apparently trying to raise £4 million at 10p for Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG). I look at Sound Energy (SOU), Andalas (ADL), delays in selling houses and in a similar vein what IFA's who have put clients into Woodford funds do next. I also look at Gear4Music (G4M) and director share buying which is a sell signal. I make a brief comment on Optibiotix (OPTI) and almost tie it in with a mother-in-law joke but resist the temptation.
Having warned repeatedly on this website that AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) was in trouble and that the shares were a sell all the way down from 78p only in June of this year (and steered a wide berth at 120p in October last year), yesterday the shares crashed to just 14p last seen – a fall of 40% on the day. This follows a Financing Update which is a calamity in every way.
Back in July 2017 MySquar (MYSQ) misled investors massively about its current trading and thus committed blatant securities fraud in raising £1.2 million at 3.75p. It stated then that it “does not expect to require additional funds for current operations.” That was a lie. Since then it has raised millions via death spiral funding but with liquidity drying up and the share price tanking it has now raised just £600,000 gross at a pathetic 0.35p. Ouch. It gets worse.
Oh dear, oh dear. At what point will those who have backed this crock of shit decide that it is not worth chucking any more cash down this black hole. I know that free speech denying boss Rob Proctor and his relatives on the payroll need jobs but but this company is just a disaster zone. As he wakes up for a meeting with Karma today, Proctor tries to polish the turd but today’s lack of profits/almost out of cash warning is his worst yet. And that takes some doing given his track record of abject operational failure and of consistent value destruction
Given the lowly market cap of Mayan (MYN) any placing will have to be a heavily discounted bucket shop special. In light of that, investors should take heed of an explicit warning from the City’s No 1 oil analyst Zac “the Knife” Phillips of SP Angel. In an email he writes:
Below you will find shameless ramping on twitter from David Lenigas and also a link to BMD's take on the latest shameful RNS from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) on the "Gatwick Gusher." The language used in the RNS is misleading and what is served up offers no evidence at all that the shares are not grotesquely over-valued. Only a sordid festering boil on the side of AIM such as Nomad Roland "fatty" Cornish could have signed off on this tripe. There is lso a clear signal of m ore discount placings ahead with the appointment of bucket shop spivs Novum as co-broker. that means just one thing. All is explained in this bonus bearcast as I look at the real data offered not the Leni-maths.
When a good company meets the salary expectations of “porker Baldry” of 3DM infamy as its chairman it will inevitably become a cash guzzler. When a bad company finds the loathsome lard bucket at its helm the outcome is not going to be a happy one for shareholders. And that brings us to Westminster Group (WSG) which has raised a paltry £500,000 (gross) today via seedy low grade bucket shop SVS just to keep the lights on until Christmas.
AIM Cesspit poster boy Strat Aero (AERO) has today announced that it has upped its stake in Gyrometric Systems Limited from 36.9% to 57.7% by issuing £273,000 “worth” of worthless pieces of confetti ( 23.8 million shares). Whoopie do.
Prompted by a reader I wonder exactly what Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy is doing round at Novum Securities these days?
Shares in Westminster Group (WSG), run by loathsome ex Tory MP slug, Tony “fatso” Baldry of 3DM infamy have slipped again to just 9.2p to sell. Those who ponied up £750,000 in the last bailout placing at 22p, less than six months ago, must by now realise that backing a Baldry run company is financial hara kiri. But things are going to get worse. You see the money's almost gone....
Flip Flop Ben Turney, formerly of this Parish, insists that this email to shareholders in Teathers Financial is private and confidential. I can see why, as it is bollocks he would not want subjected to outside scrutiny. Naturally it has found its way to Winnileaks so I publish it in full.
AIM-listed Karelian Diamonds has, as I predicted HERE, HERE and HERE, announced a placing to raise £500,000 before costs. At 4.5p, that is a discount of just over 30% to last Friday’s closing mid-price. Ouch! When I first commented on the lack of cash last November, the shares were 0.375p (mid) before they were consolidated (so they were 9.375p in today’s money): I think that means it’s time for an ouzo or two over at Deputy Sheriff Towers!
As noted many times, but most recently in bearcast yesterday, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is running on fumes. It quite simply does not have the cash to both cover its (bloated) PLC costs and fulfil its exploration commitments for the rest of calendar 2018. Thus a City source close to the situation tells us that ShoreCap is - as we speak - sounding out investors about a £5 million placing. And it is struggling to find any demand.
I have to hand it to Al Sisto, CEO of AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN). Down at 2p not so long ago, the shares are riding high at 26p and now he’s got the placing I have been predicting away at 18.5p for £1.75 million. It kind of begs the question of what on earth the company was doing with a death spiral in place before the latest lift-off commenced. But a placing 18.5p with the shares having closed last week at 26.6p is quite a discount – 30%. And who is this single institutional shareholder?
After 16 years of missing targets and ongoing dilution, AIM listed Amur Minerals (AMC) is still nowhere near actually building its mine in Eastern Russia and still does not have a single institutional shareholder. The only folks who still believe in this stock are mug punter private investors and that means the only funding available is via bucket shops or death spirals. Right now it is the latter and hence the shares are in a steady retreat - right now just 4.5p to sell. At this rate, losing 1p a month, the shares will be trending towards zero by the summer so its time to panic and go into mega spoof.
The word on the Street is that embattled Pathfinder Minerals (PFP) CEO Nick "not for the many but the " Trew is, via spiv bucket shop Keith Bayley Rogers trying to raise not £450,000 but just £200,000 at 0.6p. He is struggling to raise even that much because everyone knows he has been offered the same funds at a far less dilutive 1p but has rejected them. This placement is all about securing votes to win an EGM.
It is not yet a done deal but my sources tell me that the corporate broking team led by Jon "for 5% I will raise cash for any old crap" Bellis from shamed Belfort Securities, now in administration, has this very morning just arrived at Novum Securities.
Once again I return to the subject of the company on AIM with the stupidest bunch of shareholders. The auditors of Bushveld Minerals (BMN) have stated explicitly that the company needs to raise fresh equity to avoid going tits up but shareholders respond by saying "how often have auditors got it wrong?" and a range of other excuses. They just do not get it at all, it is placing ahoy. Now the company has news today which the morons who own this stock seem to think is good. In a private email this morning a top City broker put it thus:
With apologies to my fellow bear Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer, who is a NED at Mirada (MIRA) but today's trading statement moves swiftly from gushing about jam tomorrow to a a damning admission of the monumental cashburn which leave the balance sheet holed beneath the waterline. It is placing ahoy and for a company of this size that means bucket shops and a deep discount
AIM ramp de jour MySquar (MYSQ) has today boasted that in the last days of June as daily sales reached $8500 "the business has reached a very significant milestone of achieving run rate operating breakeven". Er..can you smell the red herrings - they are hidden underneath the red flags.
Milestone’s (MSG) interim results today were truly appalling as it racked up a loss of £1.1 million. The statement about the "progress" of its range of sub scale crap businesses is - as ever - upbeat. Read the words and you think this company must have done brilliantly. And then you look at the P&L buried beneath the acres of spin and you see that sales in the six months to March 31 2017 were just £22, 237. Down by 56% on the prior year and just pitiful. The ice cream van parked in my street just now generates more sales than this POS which has no right to be on the AIM Casino at all. It gets worse...
Even here, half way up a Greek mountain in the snakefields, word reaches me of a major fundraising being undertaken at 1p by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).
Readers will be aware of the aborted placing in Milestone Group (MSG) and the City bucket shop that is City of London Markets per HERE. What we can reveal is that the individual at the heart of the debacle is a gentleman by the name of Spencer Binks – a name in certain circles of the City that is described as “colourful”.
The Primary Bid bandwagon is gathering speed and anyone interested in AIM should register now HERE. Today's vindication of Dave Mutton and his team is from Mobile Streams (MOS) which is doing a placing and open offer at 4p - the shares w4ere 8p last night. In days gone by this would have been for bucket shops only but now you can take part too, thanks to Primary Bid.
I was struck by a number of conversations I enjoyed during my trip to London this week with brokers on the sell side and also bucket shop investors - they are rushed off their feet. This is confirmed by the comment below from Andrew Monk of VSA and it tells you two things very clearly. Take heed, you have been warned.
City of London Markets is the FCA authorised firm that has screwed Milestone (MSG) by not paying over the cash it promised for a recent placing. Poor form. The company has a glossy looking website to impress punters. But behind this veneer lies a tiny and unsuccessful company, as the latest filed accounts at Companies House show.
Comrade Brokerman Dan has today revealed quite appalling lies told by promoters of the worthless AIM rare Earths disaster in waiting Mkango Resources (MKA). This shows both what amateurs they are and also the dishonesty surrounding the company. Dan and I will be putting Mkango to the sword as it presents in London on 17 November. Register today to join us. Now read on and see why these shysters must be exposed.
I apologise to one and all over Wishbone Gold (WSBN) which has today completed a £600,000 placing at just 0.75p with broker Belfort Securities handing out shares to spiv bucket shop flippers. This was not on the script and I cannot recommend a purchase of the shares at 1.15p-1.2p. That the shares are up a tad today but fell in the run up to his placing tells you everything you need to know about forward selling on the AIM casino, especially when the broker is Belfort.
Leading the losers board today currently is ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China Africa Resources (CAF) with (last seen) a stonking drop of 36%. There is no news today, but yesterday’s interims, released at lunchtime, might provide the clue: it’s not pretty – the company needs to raise cash.
There is no doubt that AIM is an incredible cash-raising machine. According to the most recent AIM Factsheet (to June 2016), published by the London Stock Exchange (HERE) £41 billion has been raised in new issues, and a further £56 billion in further issues of shares – a whopping total of £97 billion. Over the 21-year life of the Casino that is a very impressive average of £4.6 billion a year.
On 9 June 2016 ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China New energy (CNEL) announced that it had raised £750,000 from a subscription by funds managed by an institutional fund manager at a price of 2p (a 25% discount to the prevailing price). Ah, so the big boys had invested? Er….
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China New Energy (CNEL) has seen its shares heading higher in the last few sessions on the back of expectations of contract developments in Zambia. It is all still yet to be confirmed, of course, and in any case the mooted deal seems a tad incestuous to me. Oh, and it involves an Investment and Protection Agreement (IPPA) – whatever that may be (but I fancy that an IPPA is a different thing to a contract!) Well blow me down with a feather: this morning we had a placing announced – at a very healthy 25% discount to yesterday’s close.
Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) has today issued a ramptastic release about IGS, a pretty unexciting company it invested in as a result of a sordid related party transaction. It clearly hoped to push the shares higher but instead they are 13% down at 0.5-0.6p. Why?
It appears that almost insolvent TSX listed Mkango Resources might finally be about to get the dual listing it told us, via RNS, would be in December and then January. I guess there is an appetite for utter shit but look at the price Mkango is paying...
As you can see from the screenshot below the company has been a little tardy in updating its website. Given that its bosses have been unable to afford to take any pay since March 2015 maybe that is no shock.
I’m a bit confused: how can you sell down your holding and at the same time increase your % interest all at the same time? Well, I guess that’s pretty complicated stuff and best left to the professionals.
At the end of December AIM listed 88 Energy (88E) had cA$1.2 million net debt and cash of cA$9.6 million. However in the prior quarter it spunked cA$16 million, with just under a million of that on PLC costs. Hmmmmm - What do you think is left?
A top broker running a reputable institutional brokerage has predicted the next big scandal to hit AIM. He describes the junior market as a Casino (I wonder which website he's been reading) and lashs out at a problem the FCA has created, the retail brokers becoming corporate broking bucket shops. Over to the broker who writes...
Another day and another ramping announcement of sod all import from twitter moron fave CEB Resources (CEB). If the CEO is not appearing on a paid for interview on tips TV patting away daft questions from the Sith Lord Zak Mir, he is busy churning our more IR guff. But the big question he will not answer.
AFC Energy (AFC) is currently enjoying its day in the sun as the AIM Casino’s favourite fuel cell stock. Hydrogen fuel cell technology companies were all the rage in 2006/7 at about the time AFC Energy was floated, with Ceres Power and ITM Power reaching stratospheric valuations before crashing back down to earth and, in the case of Ceres Power, all but wiping out shareholders.
Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) really should give up on trying to discover oil and just concentrate on what it is good at – comedy. Its RNS today is a classic in understated denial. Its laugh a minute stuff.
A vicious Bearcast at the weekend appears to have forced Northern Petroleum (NOP) into issuing a profits (or lack of) warning but it is still not coming clean with its long suffering shareholders – why does this company regard transparency as a four letter word? The shares are off again today to 10.5p but remain a sell with an initial 5p target.
The twitter and bulletin board morons are demanding that I admit that I a joker and admit that my accusation of lying against Astar Minerals (ASTA) was wrong. For the avoidance of doubt: “In its RNS of May 27th Astar Minerals lied.” If Astar disagrees it is free to issue libel proceedings and The Sheriff of AIM will see you in court bitchez. Astar lied and its directors are thus liars. But this gets better (unless you are a shareholder)