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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 20 January

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 21 January 2024


Here are the most read articles and the most listened-to Bearcasts over the past seven days. The most read non-Quiz, non-Tom article last week is Malcolm Stacey with This Outfit Pays a 10% Divi and Supports a Thriving Sector the Government Wants to Expand at No 1 or No 2 including Bearcasts.

The most-read ShareProphets articles this week were:

  1. This Outfit Pays a 10% Divi and Supports a Thriving Sector the Government Wants to Expand
    Hello Share Collectors. You may not have heard about GCP Infrastructure Investments (GCP), but it seems undervalued and worth a look. It is an investment outfit concentrating on UK infrastructure projects including renewable energy, social housing and transportation and is in the FTSE 250.

  2. Kefi Gold & Copper: it and I answer seven reader questions
    A reader who has endured my writings for many, many years contacts me with seven questions for Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI). Since many folks have asked similar questions I publish the answers in full. The first four questions were answered by Kefi. I answered the last three. The answers are in bold:

  3. Hercules Site Services – full-year results highlight “cash at year end of £4.2m”. Er, what about those “loans and borrowings” though?!
    Previously writing on UK infrastructure sector labour supply company Hercules Site Services (HERC), earlier this month I noted “Civils Projects Division Update”, what about overall performance including of its stated “core business” though?!. Today the company states that it “is pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 30 September 2023”. So, how ‘pleasing’ are they?

  4. Diversified Energy – if it sounds to good to be true…
    Most securities fraud involves shareholders being ripped off but sometimes they can seem to be the beneficiaries, at least in the short term.

  5. BREAKING: Which leading British Politician promoted the Tingo fraud for just $90
    At least, ex post office minister Ed Davey earned more than a quarter of a million for advising the law firm the post Office used to persecute innocent postmasters. If you are prepared to sell your soul demand a large fee. But some leading politicians can be bought for far less.

  6. Video: Are my fellow Kefi shareholders your top pick for the pub quiz team?
    Yesterday Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) did a presentation on the Investor Meet platform then took questions from private investors. I'm happy with the presentation and am happy to still rate the shares, at 0.669p as a BUY. They could easily treble this year. I thought boss 'arry Adams was upbeat. But I also worry that some of my fellow shareholders are the sort of morons who give morons a bad name. For light relief just skip to the Q&A. Enjoy. 

  7. Disastrous news from Bushveld Minerals: karma for some of its moronic shareholders!
    Last week I asked if Bushveld Minerals (BMN) had LIED to punters when it said in a 5 December RNS that it HAS raised $18.4million. Of course it did lie as, as of today, it still has not received $12.5 million of that cash. So it had not raised the monies it claimed it merely had some dodgy chaps saying that they would put in money. That is very different. Natch stacks of morons who cannot see inside this paywall took to twitter blasting me for telling lies without having actually read what I wrote. Karma mothers. Karma.

  8. Ariana Resources – Update on FY gold production and progress at second mine Tavsan, Buy
    AIM-listed gold producer in Turkey, Ariana Resources (AAU) updated the market this morning on gold production at its Kiziltepe plant and progress on construction of its second mine at Tavsan. The news was greeted initially by enthusiasm, but that waned later on with the stock up at 2.35p but later down to 2.1p.

  9. Centamin – encouraging maiden EDX drill results, Buy
    Centamin (CEY) has issued an “Encouraging Maiden EDX Drill Results”-titled announcement. So what of this and a current 94p share price?

  10.  Churchill China – “pleased that we have delivered a good result in 2023”. How “good” though & what about the outlook?…
    Describing itself as a “manufacturer of innovative performance ceramic products serving hospitality markets worldwide”, Churchill China (CHH) has issued a trading update including stating being “pleased that we have delivered a good result in 2023 and have continued to improve profitability and levels of efficiency”. So what of a current 1250p share price, down approaching 6%?

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I know you don't believe O'Hara but here is why I expect Optibiotix to be at 100p
    In today's bearcast I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), Bushveld Minerals (BMN), Diversified Energy (DEC), Audioboom (BOOM) impoverishing poor Gary Newman as is Jadestone Energy (JSE), Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) and Chill Brands (CHLL) and the looming placing.

  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: for this I really should sack Malcolm Stacey, oil, gold, the Yemen and more
    I start on the Yemen and why Malcolm is almost sackably wrong on all counts, I look at oil prices and what is really driving them ( hint, look at Darren's photo from his window today) and at gold prices and a few gold stocks I own including Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Ariana (AAU) and my biggest holding, Amaroq (AMRQ) 

  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Honestly do you know who social media influencer Jessica Wright is?
    Apparently she has one and a half million followers. Anyhow I explain who she is and why this affects or does not affect Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). Then it is onto Eden Research (EDEN), it is always the coverup that gets 'em. Then BlueJay Mining (JAY), sounding out periods and was there forward selling? Finally a long look at Belluscura (BELL) and TMT Aquisitions (TMTA).The deal really stinks and should be called off which would utterly fuck Belluscura. Finally I am off to open an extra account at Barclays (BARC) -I already run 3 - for the reasons you can see below.

  4. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Doing my research on Amazon while wretched addict Lucian goes to Morrison's
    In today's Bearcast I look at Chris Cleverley's fraud Tingo (US:TIO) where it may be D Day, Versarien (VRS), Chill Brands (CHLL), TMT Aquisitions (TMTA) and Belluscura (BELL) and finally at Ceres Power (CWR)

  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Turning down a placing
    I start by reiterating that there is no "house view" on this website and why I disagreed with Gary on Bushveld Minerals (BMN). Then it is onto Microsaic (MSYS), its past and future, the bull and bear case and why I passed on the placing.

  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chatting to Nigel Wray about all that is wrong with the stockmarket
    I discuss my chat with Wray, Versarien (VRS), Cykel AI (CYK), Belluscura (BELL) and Big Technologies (BIG)

  7. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Today's bombshell is so damning and Malcolm not the only clueless lefty in Wales
    I start with why Malcolm is talking tosh on tobacco stocks and inflation and move onto Tata in Port Talbot. The bulk of the podcast covers my damning expose of NightCap (NGHT) which is the sort of journalism which really excites me and makes me think I'd never retire. It is shocking and I explain what should happen next, for any Allenby employees listening!   
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