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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 19 August

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 20 August 2023


 


Give or take a few mistakes, this is the 70,000th article on ShareProphets. Where else do you get as much information and drama for only £6.99 per month? Anyway, the most read non-Quiz, non-Tom article last week is by Nigel Somerville, The View From The Montana Log-Cabin As Gold Tests $1900, at No 4 or No 12 including Bearcasts.

The most read ShareProphets stories this week were:

  1. NOW WORKING: Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 30: pantomime villain Andrew Bell of Red Rock Resources and, from Montana, gold loon Nigel Somerville
    I am back with these bonus video shows and in this one my job is to play the sceptic though I own Red Rock Resources (RRR) shares - silly boy ! - and have 25% of my portfolio in gold & PGM shares. In this show I interview Andrew Bell of Red Rock Resources dissect that interview myself and then chat to Nigel Somerville before discussing the gold and PGM shares I own and why. I hope you enjoy the show.

  2. Sunday Long Reads: ChatGPT, Phylogenetic Sense, 19th Century Lumberjacks, Frozen China, Mitsuko Uchida
    Sunday is a good time to sit back, read, and forget about shares. Put the kettle on, find a comfy chair. You have the time, don't you?

  3. Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 12 August
    The most read non-Quiz, non-Tom article last week is by Chris Bailey, Is hotel love peaking? And elsewhere, I still like the not particularly understood distribution and more world of SIG, at No 23 or No 23 including Bearcasts.

  4. The View From The Montana Log-Cabin As Gold Tests $1900
    Gold closed the week at $1913 – down from last week’s $1943 as it seems to be heading to test support again. And I am asked if I still see fully-listed Golden Prospect (GPM) as a buy, following a pretty awful period.

  5. Gelion – development agreements and “pleased with the progress”, what about the cash burn?
    ‘Battery innovator’ Gelion (GELN) has issued a “Trading update and two new agreements signed” announcement, and what of the shares remaining down at 24.5p, a £26.6 million market cap, they have recently fallen to?

  6. Gattaca – states adjusted profit before tax “ahead of expectations”, but what about the outlook?
    'STEM' skillsets staffing company Gattaca (GATC) has issued a trading update including that it “expects to report continuing underlying PBT of £2.5m for FY23, ahead of expectations… intends to recommend a full year dividend in line with its policy of 2.5p per share, accompanied by a one-off special dividend of 2.5p per share… intends to launch a new share buyback programme with the intention of returning up to £0.5m”. With also the shares currently up to 103.5p, good news then?

  7. M&S management may not be as smart as peers at Next…but at least they are not John Lewis II!
    I read today Marks and Spencer (MKS) observe that it has seen strong trading. Or to be more specific, “the first 19 weeks of the year has seen continued market share growth in both the Clothing & Home and Food businesses, and good progress on the programme to reshape M&S”. That is a lot better than many UK retailers…but how and why?

  8. BREAKING: More ouzo for the Sheriff as £250m con Dev Clever goes bust
    There were some share promoters who pushed Dev Clever (DEV), which IPO'd at 1p, as being worth 50p per share and indeed the shares reached the 40s and were suspended at just over 30p making this a £250 million disaster waiting to happen. I pointed out that it was run from a lock up in Stafford, that it was a cash guzzling POS, the stinky share sales by the CEO ahead of a lack of profits warnings, spoof investments at a premium to the share price made by companies with no cash. My list of exposes was a long one as you can see HERE. This was always going to be a disaster but natch, mug punters knew otherwise.

  9. Is anything at all in the Daily Mail true? Heroic Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon hits out & I promise to buy a pint for Will Hutton
    My good friend, our in-house Euro loon Jonathan Price is in a terrible state after I told him about my post Brexit experience at Athens airport late on Wednesday night. More on that later. But now there is some real angst for the poor man in the battle between two demons from the Eurosceptic right: the wretched Daily Mail and JD Wetherspoon (JDW) run by heroic freedom campaigner Tim Martin. The latter has lashed out at the former.

  10. Hydrogen Utopia – adverse media comment ( I think it is taking about me!)
    Hydrogen Utopia (HUI) likes the sort of media comment where – in return for brown envelopes – members of the NUJ say how cheap its shares are and agree to pie in the sky forecasts. Today, it has put out a statement, clearly referring to my article of yesterday. Ouch, get that handbag swinging Howie White. You are awful but … I like you. Hell’s teeth I don’t actually. Hydrogen states:

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I know its the 13th really
    Apologies for the introduction, long covid. In today's podcast I discuss why what Gary or I say about a given stock does not matter, in the long run what matters is cash generation or lack of it. I discuss what Stuart Ashman and Steve O'Hara said about Gary's bear piece yesterday. I discuss house prices. And I flag up that there are now just 12 tickets left for Sharestock so if you want to come book now HERE

  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Canadian Overseas deliberately deceives investors and what is it hiding now?
    In today's Bearcast I discuss: Marks & Spencer (MKS) and John Lewis, Amur Minerals (AMC), Ben's Creek (BEN) - a zero in waiting - Optibiotix (OPTI), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX, Tingo (TIO), Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) and Sharestock where there are just 11 seats left for September 23 - you can book HERE 

  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast, after sacking Gary Newman I must fire Darren, this is a monstrous lapse of judgement
    I discuss Gary's sacking then a monstrous lapse of judgement from Darren which surely merits a P45. Then the ouzo moments regarding Asimilar (ASLR) and Dev Clever (DEV) and who should be going to jail if the FCA was not so ffing useless. Finally, we now have just 11 tickets left for ShareStock so if you want one book now HERE

  4. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: injecting allogeneic immunomodulatory progenitor cells into the myocardium of patients who were having coronary by-pass grafting.
    I start with a travel tale that has my good pal the Euroloon Jonathan Price at last seeing a benefit of Brexit. Then a schoolboy error from me today. How many folks put 2+2 together to make 25 re trades in Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) today. I chat with Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix ( OPTI). I have some light reading for the FCA, SI Capital and Ashington Innovations (ASHI) HERE which should sink its planned RTO. Finally, there are now just 9 tickets left for ShareStock on 23 September and you can book them HERE

  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: for Catriona & Matthew's Dog: FECK YOU BILL GATES
    I start with IT issues which see the Kerim Sener interview delayed. My language and mood is foul. In the podcast I discuss Ariana resources (AAU), Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL), Verditek (VDTK) and, in some detail, Tern (TERN), predicted NAV by Christmas sub 3p, target price by the start of 2024, 2p.

  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Joshua in the room otherwise Catriona & Matthew's Dog would love my words on EasyJet
    Joshua is here as I record from Athens which tempers my language. I discuss our travel experience and then it is onto tern (TERN), Hydrogen Utopia (HUI) and the scandal at Ashington innovations (ASHI), where the FCA must surely wade in. Finally I apologise on behalf of Darren, the latest video is working now HERE

  7. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: No more Lionesses bollocks economics & be honest with Darren about this website
    I am at the Greek hovel but with no water or phone as I explain in this podcast. However it is lovely and a first swim beckons. Before that a few words on the fake maths written about the Lionesses and then I ask you to help me and Darren with your honest comments about the IT on this website and also the editorial content. Please be honest in the comments section below.  
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