David Lenigas has ramped the insolvent standard list company where he has seized control, PennPetro (PPP) on twitter with gay abandon as we have detailed here on a number of occasions. I hope those who ignored our numerous warnings of its technical insolvency, shit assets and Lenigas ramping lubed up, for today the shares have been suspended.
In the first half of 2022 Argo Blockchain (ARB) burned cash despite the bitcoin price averaging $37,000. With the bitcoin price higher than it was but nowhere near $37,000 let alone a level that would ensure cash neutrality, the company’s shares were ramped up to 17p on the basis of some low grade pumping. After the pump…
Contango (CGO) is a Zimbabwe coal play penny dreadful ramped aggressively and persistently by the Scouse promoter Doc Holliday for two years. But as with other disasters like Chesterfield Resources (CHF), Versarien (VRS) and More Acquisitions (TMOR) where the fat Lady is already juggling diary dates, it’s been a piss poor investment. But now a statement is needed ASAP as it could get far worse
The FCA always tells us, when not lecturing us on climate change or the need of the financial services industry to employ more lesbians of colour, that past performance is no guide to the future. But the thing is that it very often is an excellent guide to the future. And that is one of the reasons why I have always regarded Bens Creek (BEN) as an accident waiting to happen.
Where there is a bandwagon to jump on, Big Dave Lenigas will jump on it. The stench is everywhere at the Aquis lobster pot as Lenigas has made a, very unwelcome, return to the UK IPO scene. As ever the stench is of greed. Vinanz (BTC) is ostensibly a sub scale bitcoin miner.
Peter Wall the CEO and interim ( for more than a year) chairman of Argo Blockchain (ARB) has been caught with his governance trousers down yet again. When will the regulators accept that Wall is a bad actor who should be ejected from the PLC stage?
Each January, AIM-listed Verditek (VDTK) - chaired by Tory toff, Lord David Willetts - would issue a trading statement, covering the calendar year. It was never anything to write home about, as, despite announcing huge orders ahead of a discounted placing, none would turn into actual er….orders. So, this was typically a January confessional. But in 2022, there was no trading statement.
In bearcast i raise unanswered questions about Westminster Group (WSG) run by smug lardarse Tony Baldry and ask how soon the next bailout placing will be and at what price. I look again at the most overvalued & over-ramped stock on AIM, Bidstack (BIDS), at BlueJay Mining (JAY) and at AO World (AO) and Purplebricks (PURP) two companies that boost profits by ripping off customers.
Over-ramped 88 Energy (88E) has announced today that it has published a new corporate presentation. If they can stay awake through 15 pages of pure horse and corporate waffle, its, in denial, moronic shareholders need to have an urgent butchers at page 16.
Some folks are just lazy fucks. The team round at PR crony capitalists Vigo Communications who charge an arm and a leg for spinning for Sound Energy (SOU) appear to be such folks, as they put together today's disastrous press release using cut and paste. It starts "Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, is pleased to provide an update on the drilling of the Badile exploration well, onshore Italy.". With what followed I bet the ranch that Sound was anything but pleased. Hint: the shares have crashed by 30% to 54.25p in early trade.
After the Slater & Gordon (SGH) bearcast earlier you may have thought that I was sleeping off half a bottle of ouzo. Au contraire, I have been touring the Mani with George the Architect, the man who helped me to expose InternetQ last year. We went past Killers Gorge. Why can't you kill unsuitable boyfriends of your daughter or sister any more? As my daughter prepares to turn 16 this year I sadly conclude that this is yet another example of political correctness gone mad. In terms of stocks I offer a couple of corrections on Tracsis (TRCS) after yesterday's bearcast then look at Xtract Resources (XTR), Ascent Resources (AST), FastForward (FFWD), the over ramped hype company with which my good friend Jim Mellon is involved, Cobham (COB), Infrastructure India (IIP) and also the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). And I refer to a drooling Evil Knievil ref THIS ARTICLE.
112 minutes after the stockmarket closed on the Friday before Christmas Avanti Communications (AVN) published a red flag strewn annual report. I have already raised one mighty red flag HERE and more will follow. But now just consider how the bombastic prick of a CEO David Williams was rewarded so handsomely for failure. Shares in Avanti are just 23p today. They were c£8 when Williams sold millions of quid worth of shares as he ramped away after the launch of Hylas 1 back in 2011.
Having ramped its shares up to 0.15p by pretending that the refinacing of its bank debt was by anything other than a death spiral and with some huffy puffy claptrap about new drilling, LGO Energy (LGO) got back to what it does best today, a placing to dilute yet again.
Glenwick (GWIK) the investment company ramped on the basis of sweet FA by new media scum like Big Gib ( aka Big Gob) and the sordid crew of unprincipled rampers round at Vox Markets, has today fessed up and admitted that its shares will be suspended as of Monday morning. Oh dear. But if you listened to the vipers at Vox I have bad news..this will get worse still.
Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) has been busy today announcing shite results, a bogus spin-off which is a joke and giving details of what is a sordid covert attempt to keep the lights on with a placing. The much ramped (not by us) shares are crashing and the stench of a sordid ponzi is everywhere.
The bullshit from this over-ramped jam tomorrow AIM piece of crap continues but with the shares tumbling to 53p on the latest RNS fantasy perhaps the penny is dropping. The problem the rampers have is that they have spouted so much horseshit in a deluge of RNS releases that they are now contradicting themselves. So let's deal with Schlumberger.
One is not allowed to be beastly to companies that claim to be tackling cancer since we are all terrified of the big C. In fact cancer overwhelmingly affects old folks and so if ALL cancer was eliminated tomorrow,global life expectancy would increase by just 4 years. If we really want to change the world we'd be tacking the reason why younger folk die in poor countries rather than why older folk shuffle off this mortal coil a few years early in the West. But, heck, who cares about the darkies, let's look after folks closer to home. We are still all scared witless by the big C and if you have cancer or are close to someone who does you have my deepest sympathy. But it is that cloak of "we are doing good" that allows some folk to, if you will excuse the pun, make a killing. I today start a new series on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) by looking at boardroom pay.
Corero (CNS) had, in Finncap, an existing Nomad and broker who the City thinks are acceptable although I regard them as complete & utter bastards. But I am even more scathing about Quindell's pals at Cenkos and today Corero (CNS) has appointed those mothers as its new Nomad and broker, 24 hours ahead of its results.
I am only asking but the much ramped Andalas Energy (ADL) formerly the much ramped CEB Resources has got two weeks to pubish an AIM readmission document or it will be booted off the AIM casino. It would be farewell to rule breaking ramper Dave Whitby, no great loss.
I warn you that there is a lot of bad language in this podcast. I start with the balls talked by D&D on Fastjet (FJET). I have put the company on the spot as to what $20 million cash available means and I await a response. It matters big time. Then there is Andrew Bell talking balls on Horse Hill ahead of placings ahoy across the board. Then those who denied placings at Pantheon (PANR) and the posh fuckwits who spin for Scancell (SCLP). Both denied my stories. Both placed today. Folks: you know where to send your ouzo apologies. I discuss those placings and also that of Armadale (ACP) - a pisser as we own those shares. Then I discuss dire results from Glenwick (GWIK), shares in which deserve to halve and which were ramped by the same sort of mothers who ramped CEB/Andalas. The result will be the same. And also a horrid profits warnig from Tandem Group (TND) comes under the spotlight. I also mention my articles today on greedy Junior Doctors ad the BBC's woeful Trump coverage HERE
Is Wandisco (WAND) negotiating a trade sale as I hear or is it going bust? Either way it needs to issue an RNS now. Elsewhere I wander back to the days of Turnip Townsend to discuss why deflation could be the new norm in light of news from Tokyo overnight. At a company level I cover ITM Power (ITM), Proxama (PROX), Condor Gold (CNR), Peer TV (PTV) and the over ramped shite that is Glenwick (GWIK)
It is not what Fitbug (FITB) says in its year end trading update which is alarming but what it does not say. Mr Market was not fooled by this hogwash and the shares are off 20% at 0.9p. That makes the shares still overvalued by circa 100% but the final demolition of this POS, which was ramped so disgracefully by certain folks, can wait for 2016.
Back on August 28 2015 I reported that Scancell (SCLP) wanted to do a placing after its results the following week. Some of the quite deranged followers of this company took it rather badly but as the shares slipped talk of a placing abated. I stood by my assertion that Scancell wanted to place and that its balance sheet was indicative of a company that would place. Hmmm.
I offer no comment on this weekly feature it is a simple matter of observation. The two tables below show the most active discussions on the ADVFN and iii Bulletin Boards as of a Friday morning. I exclude discussions about the FTSE or blue chip stocks as in those cases private investor sentiment and trading has little influence on the share price. I include the odd fully listed stock were Private Investors can drive the price at the margin.