I start with the warning of a three-day bearcast break in the summer, and explain why. And of how the cat has stolen all the Es. Then, it is onto the local elections, and a warning for complacent Tories about the thief in the night. Then, Cathie Wood and ARK, which really is going down the plughole. I look at new Sub Standard List IPO, Kendrick Resources, and give it the Bird. I cover bitcoin; Argo Blockchain (ARB); McColls (MCLS); Kinovo (KINO) - where somebody should be sacked; Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT); and Powerhouse Energy (PHE) . I explain what Steve Moore should do on his weekend "lads break"in Skegness. Oh to be young again. Irony. I forgot to say: thanks to all those who have now donated to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. I shall be training hard again this weekend, with a day of gardening and an 18-20 mile walk. Think of my suffering, and, if you have donated, I thank you. If you are among the 97%of listeners who have not, PLEASE DO SO HERE.
I start with a recovered Joshua learming a new word. Then it is onto Gfinity (GFIN) and Nigel Wray, Guild ESports (GILD), Parlsey Box (MEAL), the markets and Ukraine, Chill Brands (CHLL) – the day’s biggest gainer (pro tem), a true dead cat bounce and Cineworld (CINE). There is also a history lesson for GCSE student, our in house Euro loon, my friend, Jonathan Price.
Hello, Share Scramblers. This ageing punter has seen it all before. When the Footsie is stuck in the mud for weeks, it’s a sign a handy jump is on the way. The typical path of shares now is three steps up and two back. This means very slow progress. So we need to be patient.
Hello, Share Trusters. One of the most uncomfortable aspects of our great game is ‘The Big Decision’. That’s exactly when to buy, sell or hold. We can be driven mad. My son has a portfolio worth £1500. Not much, unless you’re just starting on a career path when losing a few hundred quid can be tragic. He decided to sell his biggest winner this week: the very speculative Avacta (AVCT).
Following Iconic (ICON), revealing that it was subject to an alleged claim by European High Growth Opportunities Securitization Fund, EGHOF, the subsequent criticism by OTT Holdings Limited and the Director’s weak response since the share price of Iconic fell by around 50% from 0.012 pence on 13 January to a new low bid price of 0.006 pence. The stock has since rallied by 23% but is this a dead cat bounce?
Hello, Share Smoochers. As it’s the non-trading weekend, let’s take time to consider the dead cat bounce. Just because it can be temporary, doesn’t mean we can’t trade it successfully. On the other hand, we need to be tuned to the difference between a short-term feline leap and a more permanent rally following an unfair sell-off. A few days ago, such an event befell Centamin (CEY), the well-known Egyptian gold miner.
I will not take the populist path of kicking Luke just becuase he is down. Firstly he is my friend and I don't abandon pals just because they are not flavour of the month right now and secondly, and more importantly, much of the criticism is pure bollocks by folks who could not run a whelk stall and do not know what they are talking about. I also look at what makes a dead cat bounce ref Photonstar Led (PSL), Urals Energy (UEN) and Inspirit Energy (INSP).
This podcast is not about Julie but I just pass on a conversation with a PR man for your amusement. Instead I look in detail at Autyns (AUTG), Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP and the end of its dead cat bounce, and three placings and the resultant aftermarkets: Optibiotix (OPTI), Premaitha (NIPT) and Microsaic (MSYS) and what that says about companies that can exclude Primary Bid. Is it really so bad? Finally, Paul, the idiot from Luton, has sent me £20 and 5% of Bearcast listeners have donated to the Woodlarks charity walk but 95% have not! To those who have donated I say thank you. To the rest, I know you can afford a tenner. Please follow Paul the Idiot from Luton and cough up now HERE
In today's bearcast I look at Mysquar (FRAUD), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and its latest spoof, Dignity (DTY) where I have grave concerns, Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) and its dead cat bounce, Pantheon Resources (PANR) where it's placing ahoy and at Mirada (MIRA) where I fear the worst. Sorry Matt Earl. Brokerman Dan says that if we raise our target £20,000 for Woodlarks with our 30 mile charity walk on July 28 he will do the last mile in his underpants. We will have cameras on hand and splash it all over the internet. Thanks to all who have donated but 95% of bearcast listeners have yet to do so although we are already 23% of the way there. So please donate a tenner each today HERE
Oh dear it is another bad day at the office for Neil Woodford. First up I answer the question posed by Cynical about the great man HERE. Then I look at the disasters one of which told a monstrous lie in its RNS today: Mereo BioPharma (MPH), Mirriad (MIRI) and Hvivo (DOG). Then I look at Concepta (CPT), shares in which we own, Nighthawk (HAWK) and its dead cat bounce and finally at uber ramp Sound Energy (SOU) and what a CPR based on 2D seismic really means, i.e. Jack shit.
First writing on Torotrak (TRK) here in April 2016 I concluded “significant challenges ahead” and “sell or if you are not in: bargepole”. There have been plentiful further warnings – and now…
A dead cat bounce is that last flicker of life, a brief rally, in the share price of a company that is clearly firmly on its way to the knackers yard. Intelligent Energy (IEH) is a case study - yesterday afternoon saw the final wipeout confirmed but ahead of that some folks were buying the shares insisting that "it will be different this time". It never is.
Two days ago Entu (ENTU) issued a statement which essentially said that its shares were worthless. Yet today the shares have rocketed by 230% to 4.3p. This is the classic dead cat bounce.
Shares in the fraud African Potash (AFPO) made their debut on the ISDX lobster pot today and for some reason have surged on AIM. This is a dead cat bounce. Tomorrow they will be suspended on AIM and a month later booted off the Casino because no Nomad will act for this company - Cantors having given notice on September 7. The reason that no Nomad will act - despite promises from lyin' Chris Cleverley in a recent RNS that he was confident one would - is that Potash issues lies via RNS to get placings away. Thus it is a fraud.
On today's bearcast I look at Jiasen (JSI) but have to speak quietly since Oakley may get the wrong idea when I discuss a dead cat bounce. I also cover Xtract Resources (XTR), Obtala (OBT), Corero (CNS), Toople (TOOP), GCM Resources (GCM) and in some detail LGO Energy (LGO)
Yesterday my sentiment indicator turned bearish. I know the FTSE 100 is in bullish mood this morning but this was expected. Don’t forget that the FTSE was up 10% in 11 days at the recent high. Such a move has stimulated the bulls, they think the bull market has resumed. Well they will be disappointed, the move up currently underway is a dead cat bounce.
A wide ranging podcast starts with comments on Eden Research, Ken Brooks and the abject failure of the FSA/FCA to protect investors. Then it is onto three shite companies starting with the letter M : Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), Motive TV (MTV) and Mosman (MSMN). I look at Circle Oil (COP), Trinity (TRIN) and Tethys (TPL) as well as Servision (SEV) where my target price remains 0p. Then a brief stockmarket lesson for the Sith Lord on what a dead cat bounce actually means and a look at Aureus Mining (AUE).
I am “grateful” to the pink tinged members of the deadwood press for the observation that ‘violent deaths for felines are metaphorically useful for physicists and traders both’. I will leave readers to delve into the work of Erwin Schrodinger themselves but for any of us interested in the stock market the question is whether events of the last couple of market days represent a ‘dead cat bounce or not’.
I start by explaining to Zak Mir what a dead cat bounce actually means. That brings me to Golden Saint Resources (GSR). Then there is a detailed analysis of the worthless POS that is Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), comment on why Wildes is so wrong on LGO Energy (TOAST), on Sports Direct (SDI), Premaitha (NIPT) and finally on Games Workshop (GAW) and Mysale (MYSL). I also continue pointing out why lunatics like George Ferguson the barking mad Mayor of Bristol, only serve to make retail stocks even more of an avoid.
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org - Today I look at shares in Amerisur (AMER), Fastjet (FJET) and Kibo Mining (KIBO) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at email@example.com - Today I look at shares in Audioboom (BOOM), Avanti Communications (AVN) and IQE (IQE) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org - Today I look at shares in Entertainment One (ETO), Premier Oil PMO) and Rockhopper (RKH) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at email@example.com - Today I look at shares in Numis Corporation (NUM), Parity (PTY) and Utilitywise (UTW) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
While Flowtech Fluidpower sounds like a company with a flash name, it can be seen on the daily chart that so far it has not been a great autumn in terms of the price action.
It has to be acknowledged that a bullish call on Intelligent Energy at the moment may not be the best in terms of risk / reward given the recent shenanigans on the daily chart.
Call it a dead cat bounce. Shares in LGO Energy (LGO) have bounced to 0.5p on news that the bank is not pulling the plug so it is not bust. Yet. Jabba the Hutt, aka David Lenigas, still refuses to saw when he sold most of his shares but it was a good call by Big Dave to get out when he did because the outlook is still grim.
I've struggled to get much in the way of borrow in HSS Hire Group (HSS), the tool and equipment rental company, capitalised at £100 million. This is a pity, as barring a perfunctory dead cat bounce as the suckers pile in, I've convinced myself it's heading considerably lower.
As discussed HERE there is already some explaining to do with regard to how shares in Frontier Mining (FML) fell 28% ahead of a delisting RNS back on 17 Feb. The stench of Insider Dealing was hard to avoid and I trust that the authorities will be taking a very close look at that. But yesterday, Fri 27 Feb, Frontier’s shares went on the rampage in the other direction, closing fully 83% UP on the day, on absolutely no news whatsoever. Not even after hours.
Both of these stocks were Bulletin Board darlings and both will ultimately deliver either total or near total wipe-out for shareholders. It just struck me that they have other things in common. And the price action as death approaches is the most striking.
Hello Share Stackers. I looked at the list of big risers today and was gratified that San Leon (SLE) the oil and gas outfit, was up by a third. Wonderful, I thought. Which is always my reaction when I see one of my penny shares towards the top of the 'massive gains' list.
The FTSE bounced back strongly as expected. When the index is deeply oversold, bounces can be powerful. During the decline the timing indicators 13-day BTI and Top 20 Differential reached extremely low levels not seen since the credit crunch of 2007-2008.
I am back in Clerkenwell at Real Man Pizza if any Quindell morons or Daniel Stewart employees want to come and "deal with me". On the Bearcast today, Sefton Resources, dead cat bounces, Kenmare Resources, insider dealing, Mwana Africa and of course the fraud Quenron.
A wide ranging podcast today covers themes general and specific: Northern Petroleum, Foxtons, UK house prices, Ultrasis, Quindell, Diamondcorp, political risk and South Africa, It will be different this time (it won't be), dead cat bounces and more
Shares in China fraud Naibu (NBU) bounced to 27p at the tail of the week. That is a dead cat bounce. This is a fraud and the shares are worth 0p. But the episode shows just why regulation on the AIM Casino is such a total joke.