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

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 21 April 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 The View From The Montana Log-Cabin As “Mr Slammy” Hits Gold Before Iran Strikes Israel at No 4 or No 12 including Bearcasts. . 

The most-read ShareProphets articles this week were:

  1. Okay here is that 'arry Adams of Kefi video
    I expect that the usual suspects will give me grief for airing this and it is with the PR hookers of Proactive so the questions are not tough. What Adams says about cashflows from Tulu Kapi at current gold prices is great but the issue is whether he will have funding secured in the next few weeks as promised. If its yes the shares roof it, if its no they will fall. I still think it will be yes.

  2. Video Exclusive: Sarah Willingham of Nightcap goes bonkers & accuses "obsessive" Tom Winnifrith of spreading fake news
    Several of the countless disgruntled employees at Nightcap (NGHT) have sent me a video recorded by Dragon’s Den’s Sarah Willingham and sent to her staff. She accuses folks, clearly me, of being jealous of her success and spreading “fake news” about her and her company. I am afraid, with the shares at new record lows and the company facing a financial crisis within weeks, La Willingham has just lost the plot. The video is weird…

  3. Non-disclosure: it’s what they are not saying but does anyone give a FF about the rules anymore?
    The past ten days has shown that, twice, Ben’s Creek (BEN) and its, regulated by the FCA, Advisor Allenby has sat on adverse price sensitive information thus creating a disorderly market. Ben’s is going bust and desperate times call for desperate measures but Allenby is regulated and knows that price sensitive information must be disclosed at once. Will the FCA throw the book at it as it should? Whaddya think?

  4. The View From The Montana Log-Cabin As “Mr Slammy” Hits Gold Before Iran Strikes Israel
    Gold closed the week at $2,344 – another new all-time weekly high, up from last week’s 2,330, but having peaked yesterday at around $2,430 it was a bit of a disappointment for Gold bulls. After the peak in December, out favourite technical analyst, Jordan Roy-Byrne of commented that “Mr Slammy” had come into play, crunching the yellow metal price back down again. On Friday he paid another visit…..and then Iran launched an attack on Israel.

  5. BREAKING: Ben’s Creek US operations file for Chapter 11, shares a zero!
    Obviously Ben’s Creek PLC (BEN) and its disgraced advisors Allenby do not give a flying feck about timely disclosure rules but for what it is worth the company’s US Operations have today filed for Chapter 11 Protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of West Virginia (Charleston).

  6. Buy to the sound of gunfire and sell to the sound of trumpets (I've gone long bitcoin)
    I am not a great one for conspiracy theories but there does seem to have been something a little choreographed about Iran's strike on Israel over the weekend.

  7. Inspecs – 2023 results state “continuing to perform well”. Er, what about the end of year profit warning?!
    Describing itself as “a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of eyewear”, Inspecs Group (SPEC) has announced results for the 2023 calendar year including noting that it “delivered record sales” and that “the progress that we have made in 2023 is now delivering increased distribution of our brands to both key accounts and our independent markets. Whilst consumer markets in Europe remain subdued, our businesses are continuing to perform well”. With the shares currently responding up to above 50p, just how well is it “continuing to perform”?

  8. Surface Transforms – “2024 Sales Outlook” down from just last week! And what about the balance sheet position that dare not speak its name again?
    Manufacturer of carbon fibre reinforced ceramic disc brake materials Surface Transforms (SCE) has issued a “2024 Sales Outlook” announcement, including “sales are anticipated to grow by a minimum of 111% in 2024 and up to 165% compared to FY 2023 sales of £8.3m, resulting in a projected FY 2024 range of £17.5m to £22m sales” and that it is “providing this range of outcomes for the year, in response to shareholder request for "worst case scenarios". We remain committed to achieving the higher end of this range”. So why a share price currently further down to 3.5p in response?

  9. A confused shareholder in SEED Innovations writes…
    You may remember that I thought that it was a cunning plan to gain a small exposure to the cannabis bubble I should buy some shares in SEED Innovations (SEED). Thanks to a massive share price collapse my exposure is now even smaller, in fact it is almost irrelevant. I hung on because the shares trade at a steep discount to NAV and arguably to cash. But I am, today, confused.

  10. BREAKING EXPOSE: Alessandro Zamboni and Nuburu, the plot thickens
    This is insanity but then again welcome to the world of Alessandro Zamboni of the Regtech Open (RTOP) and Supply@ME Capital (SYME) frauds. Nuburu is a developer and manufacturer of industrial blue lasers incorporated in 2015 and listed in the US with a $6 million market cap. And it has just announced that you know who is getting involved.

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: what now for oil as Iran and Israel go head to head and why Neil Woodford is THE guilty man
    I discuss what may happen next in the Middle East and what it means for oil, shares, gold and bitcoin. Then onto Neil Woodford's shoddy attempt to blame Link for his sins. He is the guilty man.

  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The shocking sense of of entitlement of this prat from Wales
    I start on bank branch closures and the self entitlement of a prat from Wales, in fact many prats from Wales. Then it is onto unemployment and economic inactivity, something Wales is jolly good at. Then Chill Brands (CHLL) and the curse of Swanny, BSF Enterprises (BSFA), Superdry (SDRY), Petrofac (PFC) and Sosandar (SOS) 

  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Has Leon at Jubilee slipped up one time too many?
    In today's bearcast I start with the economically inactive, shutting rubbish universities, welfare reform and other matters. Then it is Sareum(SAR), Gunsynd (GUN), Rentokil (RTO) and Jubilee Metals (JLP).

  4. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I just don't see the attraction of ASOS
    I start with the Mrs admitting that the BBC and the Met Office might just be lying and putting on the heating. Phew. Then it is onto Ferrexpro (FXPO), Surface Transforms (SCE), Nightcap (NGHT), Novacyt (NCYT) and, in detail, ASOS (ASC).

  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The next shoe to drop is Petrofac
    I have offered you Horizonte (HZM and Ben's Creek (BEN) as free money on the short tack. as you now count your winnings there my next offering is Petrofac (PFC). I look at 88 Energy (88E) and Audioboom (BOOM). There is a new CEO speaker at Sharestock, start guessing, I'm very excited. Anyhow, with the event half booked out reserve your seat HERE.

  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: after Cheryl, I add Miss Israel, India and Iceland to the list
    I start on the wastefulness of young folks as they bleat about poverty, then to oil and gold prices in light of news from Iran. Then Mark Slater & Jubilee Metals (JLP), Bluejay Mining (JAY), Novacyt (NCYT), Chill Brands (CHLL) and corporate governance at Nightcap (NGHT)

  7. Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Ben's Creek Post Mortem, name the names of shame, learn the lessons
    Perhaps it is a bit premature but, after last night, not that premature. I name those who should be shamed, list the red flags, go through the history back to 1904 but with a lot from 2021 and suggest lessons for all from the demise of Ben's Creek (BEN).

  8. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: cat update and Neil Woodford what he says is wrong and he just has no moral platform
    I start with the cat and his health. Then onto the disgraced Woodford. Finally you still have not guessed the next CEO speaker for ShareStock..
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