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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 16 March

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 17 March 2024


Here are the most read articles and the most listened-to Bearcasts over the past seven days. The most read non-Tom article last week is Nigel Somerville with Tern – Is Another Shoe About To Drop At Wyld As Investors Await Dire Results And Yet Another Cash Crisis? at No 6 or No 14 including Bearcasts. 

The most-read ShareProphets articles this week were:

  1. A Letter to Stuart Ashman about that death spiral he now admits has been a disaster
    At least Stuart Ashman of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) has now admitted that the death spiral taken out with CLG Capital is a very bad financing option as some of us pointed out right from the start, and were told we did not know what we were talking about!. He says that he will not draw down any more on the facility but, after two conversions, there are still £1.47 million of loan notes outstanding.

  2. BREAKING: What Neill Ricketts is doing now surely invalidating his unlawful dismissal claim as he shits bricks about the SFO and that China “deal”
    Well for starters he should be shitting bricks if reports I hear about the SFO being asked to look into the supposed China MOU’s/Innovate UK Loan prove correct.

  3. Skinbiotherapeutics: Stuart Ashman answers email as his death spiral naivety exposed again
    I asked Stuart Ashman yesterday if anyone had received a fee for introducing Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) scumbag death spiral provider CLG and, to his credit, and my amazement, he has answered.

  4. Why anyone who believes a BB or Reddit rather than a primary source is a fool
    Sadly, the world is populated by fools. Gone are the days when even university students learned from primary sources rather than from what they copied from the internet. As for the chat room gerbils, here is a gem on Optibiotix (OPTI) from ADVFN:

  5. Optibiotix: Its biggest contract ever! STRONG BUY to more than double in 2024 and quadruple in 3 years
    This contract should not be a complete surprise as it was alluded to in the recent Steve O’Hara & Tom Winnifrith video HERE. At that point O’Hara was 90% sure it would be signed. Now it has. It is amazing that shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are not racing ahead on this news. They should be. At 24.75p they are a STRONG BUY.

  6. Tern – Is Another Shoe About To Drop At Wyld As Investors Await Dire Results And Yet Another Cash Crisis?
    AIM-listed jam-tomorrow (except tomorrow never comes….) investment company Tern (TERN) is having a predictably tough time of things at the moment. I say predictable: Tom Winnifrith and I have warned and warned and the shares continue to slump. Tern has already seen one investment go to the wall (Konektio), the value of its investment in Device Authority has been halved and Tern has had to do a massively discounted but very small placing to keep the lights on. As that money runs out, there is another problem…

  7. GOTCHA: Ouzo on Cornflakes No 1: Bidstack goes bust
    How Mike Turner, the cross dressing IT consultant from Northampton, and also the Jew hater who thinks I conspire with Mossad to attack his beloved Bidstack (BIDS), and disgraced CEO Lyin’ James draper must be wailing and gnashing their teeth this morning. But for the Sheriff of AIM it is ouzo on cornflakes time and another big vindication as Bidstack (BIDS), about which I have warned around 340 times right back to April 2019 has gone bust. As the blessed Margaret said, as we sent the Argies packing in South Georgia: “just rejoice at that news. Rejoice.”

  8. The View From The Montana Log-Cabin As Gold Smashes Through The Glass Ceiling And A Quick Round-Up Of My Bigger Holdings
    Gold finished the week at the lofty height of $2,179 – almost $100 up on last week’s $2,082. It also put in a new all-time high at $2,195 as it smashed through the resistance of a thirteen-year “cup-and-handle” formation and looks set for further gains. The big Gold yawn certainly has ended!

  9. GOTCHA: Ouzo on Cornflakes No 2: Canadian Overseas Petroleum goes bust
    How must disgraced Arthur Millholland, who conspired with the morally bankrupt ghouls at Yellow Jersey PR to smear me in an RNS after I first exposed Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) as a crock of merde be feeling today. For he now wakes up to his second major corporate blow up and shareholder wipeout. Leopards do not change their spots. Arthur is a serial destroyer of value. Will he and Yellow Jersey led by Dominic Barretto now apologise you scumbags?. What about Felix Smith who thinks I should be in jail for my coverage of Canadian? Or those shareholders who, egged on by that vile RNS, trolled my poor wife?

  10. Ariana – Good News From Tavsan, the shares will at least almost double: BUY
    AIM-listed Turkish gold-producer Ariana Resources (AAU) served up good news this morning regarding its forthcoming second mine at Tavsan in the form of drilling results and a (very) brief update on the mine construction.

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: running through my mining juniors
    Greetings from a Wales where it is too wet and cold to do much gardening which annoys me almost as much as the rugby. Then I look at the gold price, Amaroq (AMRQ), Jubilee Metals (JLP), Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), Red Rock Resources (RRR), Centamin (CEY), Ariana Resources (AAU), DS Smith (SMDS) and Legal & General (LGEN)

  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 4 potential zeros and one sure fire hero
    I start with reflections on personal experiences in this land with Swedish tax rates and Somalian public services. I exaggerate a bit at both ends but you get my drift. Then it is on to CapXX (CPX), Sareum (SAR), Victoria (VCP), Chill Brands (CHLL) and Optibiotix (OPTI) 

  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ariana, don’t shoot the messenger! Though he almost deserves it!
    In today’s bearcast I discuss, at length Ariana Resources (AAU), I look at Regtech Open (RTOP) as it appears to be at the point of collapse and is clearly technically insolvent. I discuss Regional REIT (RGL) and then welcome the news of a CMA enquiry into vet pricing and look at CVS Group (CVSG) in that vein. In many ways I see similarities between vets in the UK and what happened to the Funeral Parlour market. Capitalism did not work out as planned.

  4. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Barretto I do blame you personally for my wife getting trolled, getting ticked off by Jimbo the bitcoin loon and much more
    I start with a few house notes on my share dealings and on Friday disruption due to daughter two and her second blues match. Then it is on to bitcoin, owning physical gold, Amaroq (AMRQ), Ariana (AAU) and Centamin (CEY), There is Bidstack (BIDS) and Canadian Overseas (COPL), MORE OUZO NOT!, Vanquis (VANQ), Zephyr Energy (ZPHR), Pennpetro (PPP), Chill Brands (CHLL), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), and Global Petroleum (GBP). It is a long podcast with plenty for everyone including Catriona and Matthew's Dog.  

  5. Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: 12 UK stocks to go to zero by Christmas
    After the dual triumphs of the demises of Bidstack (BIDS) HERE and Canadian Overseas (COPL) HERE yesterday I predict 12 more companies to go to zero by Christmas and explain why in each case. Versarien (VRS) is not on the list but please do not think that it too will not hit zero by Christmas, it will. I just forgot to add it in.

  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: screwed by Trainline
    In today's podcast I discuss Trainline (TRN), Versarien (VRS), Optibiotix (OPTI), Red Rock Resources (RRR) and its Aussie shitshow, ECR Minerals (ECR) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX)

  7. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Come on you 'tabs
    This is recorded early as I am off to Cambridge for the Ladies Varsity Football match to cheer on daughter 2. When Darren uploads this is a different matter. I discuss liquidity and a small cap rerate, the laudable career of Michael Carvill at Kenmare (KMR), Chill Brands (CHLL), Zephyr Energy (ZPHR) and, in detail, the shenanigans at Alien Metals (UFO).

  8. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the most read non read article here is by revolting workers & does Graham Cooley alter the Cap-XX question
    I start with two sporting matters, rugby and yesterday's Varsity match. One a great source of joy and one very much the reverse. Then it is onto NightCap (NGHT) and Cap-XX (CPX).
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