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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 3 June

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 4 June 2023


The most read non-Quiz, non-Tom article last week is by Gary Newman, Sylvania Platinum looks good value with strong production and PGM prices set to rise in the coming years, at No 1 or No 4 including Bearcasts.

The most read ShareProphets stories this week were:

  1. Sylvania Platinum looks good value with strong production and PGM prices set to rise in the coming years
    Platinum group metal prices have been weak of late, particularly palladium and rhodium, but longer term they are expected to at least improve, even if not back to the highs that we have seen in recent years.

  2. The ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz #190
    It's time for the ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz.. There are no prizes! And remember, no Googling!

  3. Tingo - this twitter thread is devastating - Cleverley, Mercer, Dozy - your company is a zero
    When Tingo (US:TIO) goes bust and is shown to be a $2.5 billion Norfolk and the US Authorities ask Britain to extradite Chris Cleverley of African Potash infamy, Darren Mercer of BNN infamy and Dozy Mmbousi what will Foreign Secretary James Cleverley say? Yes they are cousins. More Tory sleaze vicar? Anyone sane reading Lucian's bombshell dossier yesterday - HERE- would mark this down as a slam dunk zero. IG will allow you to short and if you want another reason...

  4. BREAKING: Tingo – so where are the 9 million claimed customers in Nigeria? Lets check out facebook!
    There are folks out there who still think that Chis Cleverley and Darren Mercer have ignored the habits of a lifetime and created a real business in Tingo (US:TIO) and that its fully diluted billion plus bucks market cap undervalues the story despite Lucian’s damning dossier HERE. Well here is something for such folks to consider: where are Tingo mobile’s 9 million supposed customers? I present to you a series of screenshots.

  5. Detailed Dossier: Tingo Part 2 Mmobuosi and Mercer. A Marriage Made in Heaven
    I realise the shares are up sharply today thanks to an announcement which is a real spoof. I shall expose that later this week on the N50 site. As I wrote in Part 1 two weeks ago, its difficult to know where to start with Tingo Group (NASDAQ: TIO) -formerly MICT, which has acquired the Nigerian Agri-Fintech firm Tingo Inc (pinksheet USOTC: TMNA ) via an RTO- so let’s be charitable and start with the bull case. This dossier is long and detailed, beware!

  6. BREAKING: Now Gabriel Grego goes short Tingo - he knows about companies claiming "net cash"
    Gabriel Grego has just tweeted that he has shorted Tingo (US:TIO) joining other bears such as Fraser Perring, Lucian Miers and a stack of US bears who all see this as a zero. Natch mug punters have responded with abuse as they always know better, especially as Tingo is drowning in cash and auditors never get that wrong do they? Er..

  7. Vindicated Bears Boatman & Viceroy respond to Home REIT non-admission of a very clear guilt
    Fraser Perring of Viceroy Research was the first bear to expose the shenanigans at sheltered housing provider Home REIT (HOME). Natch the former FTSE 250 member said it refuted all Fraser’s allegations. It was equally dismissive of a subsequent critique from Boatman capital. Today a partial fess up, okay the bears were right after all but the board is not to blame. Whatever.

  8. Oxford BioDynamics – interims, funding outlook ‘as was the case at the previous period end’… but what about the already-raised net £8.5m since then?!
    Describing itself as “a biotechnology company developing precision medicine tests based on the EpiSwitch 3D genomics platform”, Oxford BioDynamics (OBD) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st March 2023 emphasising “excellent progress across the business. There was sustained growth in orders of EpiSwitch CiRT tests, which has continued post-period end. Overwhelming demand for the PSE blood test after announcement of its high accuracy performance”. So what of a current share price response towards 13p, down approaching 22%?!

  9. Carclo – “pleased to announce” contract cancellation conclusion, but still what about those banking covenants?
    Components company Carclo (CAR) states that it “is pleased to announce a positive conclusion to commercial discussions with a leading global OEM related to the cancellation of a future supply contract referred to in the group's announcement on 7 December”. With the shares currently responding approaching 17% higher to 14p, how ‘pleasing’ is the contract cancellation agreement?

  10. Advanced Oncotherapy Statement Needed NOW as shares collapse and company is out of cash by its own admission
    Is it not time for an update from Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO)? Comrade Evil Banksta who is short has dropped me a short note which seems perfectly sensible to me.

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Don't groan, another long chat with Steve O'Hara

    I start with Cook's Coffee (COOK) and what are the easiest ways you can save money. Then It is Optibiotix (OPTI), MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC), Versarien (VRS) and BSF Enterprises (BSFA). You know the torture I suffered last weekend, next weekend it will be a 20 mile walk. Think of two weekends of suffering and please donate HERE.

  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Andrew Bell vs 'Arry Adams vs Arthur Millholland vs Al Sisto vs Lyin' & Cheatin' Chris Cleverley

    Can you list them in terms of long term career value destruction? I start with Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) and some of the daft comments made. The to More Acquisitions (TMOR) and Doc Holliday's cunning EGM plan which will surely destroy the company and lose it its quote. Then Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), red Rock Resources (RRR), Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) and Tern (TERN) which looks to me to be almost bust and where I look forward to reporting its auditors to the FRC when the Fat Lady appears on stage. I should add what I forgot to say in the podcast: Tingo (US:TIO) is the most obvious zero from the province of Norfolk that I have see for ages. And it is shortable.

  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: why I am never short

    I start with a few political matters which make me despair and then explain the two reasons why, contrary to what you may read on Bulletin Boards I am NEVER short of shares.

  4. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - it is Tingo-tastic day

    With two exposes today it is a Tingo (US:TIO) - tastic day for me. I discuss why I am so interested and why this is a zero. Then it is onto More Acquisitions (TMOR), Westminster Group (WSG) and its scallywag chairman Tony Baldry. Then Ascent Resources (AST) and Amur Minerals (AMC), finally I look at the pretence I expect to be announced tomorrow by Supply@ME Capital (SYME). Finally, Andrew Bell's imaginary g/f is real! I have spoke to er and she WILL join the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks on June 17. More on the fragrant Mercie later, please do donate HERE

  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I have escaped!

    But think of today's suffering before I escaped and donate HERE. Then I look a bit more at poor John Allen and Tesco (TSCO). Then on the 4th anniversary of the gating of the Woodford funds I look at Hargreaves Lansdown. Finally a few thoughts on AI after recording the 4th Techcast on Friday.

  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: cutting a deal with the IRA man and is it okay for Amur to tell a slam dunk fib on AIM?

    I start by explaining the result of that deal, viz me being a sweaty wreck. Then it is onto Rurelec (RUR), Tingo (US:TIO) and Amur Minerals (AMC). Finally, if not too hungover tomorrow I shall aim to do a 20+ miles training walk,, my last training walk for the June 17 Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. If you are among the 92% of bearcast listeners yet to donate, please do so HERE. In advance I thank you.

  7. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Oh no, the IRA man has another go at me

    I start with the IRA man who is hopping mad at me yet again. Then I look at how the whole political/media class should be in the dock in the Covid enquiry as they all called for what has caused our inflationary crisis. Then it is Tingo (US:TIO), a detailed look at Audioboom (BOOM), Purplebricks (PURP), Versarien (VRS), tern (TERN), Chill Brands (CHLL) and the regulatory threat to UK vaping. Finally, my last big Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks training walk this Sunday will be c22 miles. It will be very hot this weekend and I have a thirsty Irishman here for supper on Saturday so may be somewhat the worse for that on Sunday morning, so think of real pain ahead and leave the 93% who have not donated & meanie Magna Carta and make a donation HERE

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