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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 29 April

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 30 April 2023


The Pub Quiz was number one last week, and that's very satisfying even if it happened as I had to reload because I screwed up on 2 of the 10 questions. But the most read non-Quiz, non-Tom article last week was  Short gold, I am by Lucian Miers at No 2 or No 8 including Bearcasts.

The most read ShareProphets stories this week were:

  1. The ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz #185
    It's time for the ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz.. There are no prizes!  And remember, no Googling! 

  2. Short gold, I am
    In these somewhat turbulent times in the market there is a great deal of noise and disagreement about where we are. Is inflation an ongoing problem or is a deflationary recession on the way? Should we buy or sell bonds? What about equities? Is the US dollar toast or a good place to hide?

  3. Minoan – FY Numbers And A Possible Ray Of Light
    I mentioned twelve days ago that my faith that AIM-listed Minoan (MIN) was shaking, calling upon the company to deliver by the summer. Yesterday morning, with the FY results statement to October 2022, came an update on the Project ……

  4. Champagne day: Kefi Gold and Copper – Tulu Kapi Final Umbrella Agreement signed, STRONG BUY - 4p by Christmas?
    This is a very pleasant surprise. Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) has announced the signing of the Final Umbrella Agreement for the project financing of the Tulu Kapi gold project in Ethiopia and that it is preparing for full construction start to coincide with the next dry season at Tulu Kapi, which is expected to start in October. What very good news!

  5. EXPOSE: The disgraceful chatroom antics of David Lenigas regarding UK Oil & Gas and Pennpetro
    Advisers to both companies must be tearing their hairs out IF they are aware of the antics of penny share hustler David Lenigas in a private Telegram chat group on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Well, as of the publication of this article, they cannot claim NOT to be aware. Big Dave created the cash guzzling monster that is UK Oil and has now seized control of Standard Listed Pennpetro (PPP), immediately signing farm in deals with his old gopher Lyin' Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas regarding Horse Hill. How cosy.

  6. Colds and Flu Could Whack Up the Share Price for this Over-the-Counter King
  7. Hello Share Munchers. Every cloud has a silver lining. We may have suffered more colds and flu this winter, but shareholders in Haleon (HLN) have benefitted from the scourge. Business in the first quarter of this year saw organic growth of nearly a tenth on last time.

  8. BREAKING: Fraudster Leslie Grayling convicted yet again but he knows he can act with impunity
    As you can see in the court docket below, Leslie Greyling was yesterday yet again found guilty of massive penny share fraud in the US. But Leslie lives in Britain and, thanks to a bonkers decision by the then Foreign Secretary Jack Straw in 2000, is free to carry on fraud with impunity.

  9. UK Oil & Gas – No delight in Turkey, bad news from the drill bit
    It seems like just yesterday when that penny share grifter David Lenigas was berating me on twitter for my lack of faith in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Oh yes, it was yesterday! Today we have bad news. For UK Oil & Gas, Turkey is bringing no delight.

  10. TERN’s Suicide Note
    On Tuesday AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) issued a portfolio update. In my view, it was a suicide note and anyone continuing to hold is, in my view, truly certifiable. Here is why.

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I've been an Asos bear for longer than I can remember but is Matt Earl right to be short at 783p?
    I start with Matt and the other speakers at ShareStock. It is exactly five months away and - as of today - 60% of the seats are bagged so book yours now HERE. Then it is onto house prices and the affordability issue and why the entire media and political class just don't get it: Government is the problem not the solution. Finally is Matt right about Asos (ASC). I fear it is a high risk trade at this juncture.

  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: time to buy more Jubilee Metals & for Ben's Creek to make a statement
    I start with an event, Offshore Alert, which is so whacky in terms of its first two sessions, this is 2023. I then look at Pineapple Power (PNPL), Asimilar (ASLR), Ben's Creek (BEN), Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) and Jubilee Metals (JLP).

  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Harry Adams of Kefi, well done you old dog but is woke miner Pensana "fecked" and a short?
    In today's bearcast I look at Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) on what is a great day for we loyal shareholders, Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), Graft Polymer (GPL) - should that be Grift Polymer - and MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC). Then it is onto Versarien (VRS) and the Neill Ricketts payoff and bailout placing and Pensana (PRE) which must by now be at death's door: a £55 million market cap looks full in the circumstances and a statement is needed. Finally, that old scallywag Lenigas of Pennpetro (PPP) has doubled down after my earlier expose. He would not dare behave like this in America. 

  4. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the ouzo is on Fox Marble and Malcolm is mad
    I start with Malcom Stacey's latest bout of insanity HERE. Then it is onto woke nonsense and boardroom quotas at Colin Bird's African Pioneer (AFP), the great news from Fox Marble (FOX) and my thoughts, such as they are on Deutsche Bank buying Numis (NUM) for £410 million. Finally, tomorrow sees me back on a training walk for Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. To the 95% of you yet to donate, how about you hand over a tenner ( or more) HERE. 

  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the 2 Probes the FCA should be launching into Beckham's Guild ESports todayI start witrh a personal financial question: my SIPP - for reasons I shall explain - has a wodge of cash. Should I stay in cash, invest in a safe 4%+ yielding FTSE 100 stock or add to holdings in Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) or Jubilee Metals (JLP). Then to economics. the chart below is pinched from Guido and I discuss what it means for UK PLC. Then I look at the 2 matters the FCA should be investigating at Guild ESports (GILD)., at Tern (TERN) and at strange matters at BlueJay Mining (JAY), a perma-dog IMHOP which is always a short.

  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The 2 Sheriffs of AIM head to head on ScotGold — sadly it's the bogus one in charge of regulationIn a long podcast today I consider: Alien Metals (UFO), Supply@ME Capital (FRAUD), ScotGold (SGZ), Itsarm (ITS), Versarien (VRS), Microsaic (MSYS), Cellular Goouds (CBX), Persimmon (PSN) as a buy and the pathetic bogus Sheriff of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard.

  7. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: where are Bidstack's results and what is it hiding?I end with my wife volunteering me and the kids for enforced community jollity as she heads off for a night on the lash. It is a good job I am such a progressive husband. I start with a personal finance tale and mortgages then look at how the FCA could be culling a raft of Standard List dogs at a stroke within months. Then I look at Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Argo Blockchain (ARB), Pensana (PRE) and, in detail, at Bidstack (BIDS).
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