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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 1 June

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 2 June 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 by Nigel Somerville, with Ariana – Good News From Turkey at No 8 or No 16 including Bearcasts. 

The most-read ShareProphets articles this week were:

  1. Skinbiotherapeutics – more death spiral vicar? Stuart Ashman destroys even more value
    Another day and another reason why the bearded Geordie poltroon Stuart Ashman should be sacked as CEO of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), where I remain a loyal shareholder.

  2. Kefi – does this answer the second bank question?
    Clearly whatever Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) says will not satisfy some obsessives such as our own in-house comments section psychopath Magna Carta. I hope he has taken his meds today. I have been pushing Harry Adams to clarify where he is on bank support.

  3. Bluebird Merchant Ventures sups with the devil, Zak Mir podcast
    I had been assured that Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) would not be engaging with brown envelope man Zak Mir to promote its shares. It seems that I was misled on that score as the company has recorded a podcast with the crooked penny share promoter.

  4. Paid subscribers, take a look at a refreshed ShareProphets
    ShareProphets has had the same basic look for over ten years now and we’re considering some <shh> Don’t tell Tom. Upgrades.  If you are a paid member, and signed in, you'll see two buttons near your username: New Style and Old Style. Give them a click and please give your comments below. The sample style is only on the front page and on articles, everything else is still the old fashioned look, you don‘t need to mention that.

  5. Tom Winnifrith interview with David Palumbo of Eqtec
    I try to be friendly to CEOs but if you think I hold back when I see something I do not like you need to listen to this interview with David Palumbo of Eqtec (ETQ). I have invited him back but will he want to do another one? This is no cosy fireside chat with Zak Mir.

  6. Harland & Wolff going to zero even with a Labour win says Evil Banksta
    Liverpool’s greatest numbers man since Ken Dodd is, like the comedian from Knotty Ash, a man who thinks taxes are too high and thus a loyal Tory. I put it to him that his boys were going to take one hell of a beating on July 4 and wondered if Labour, the people’s party, might save Harland & Wolff. Evil Banksta is quick to reply. He accepts that his boys will lose and writes:

  7. Which company said this in its 2022 Annual Report?
    Of course, as the BBC and other bien pensants remind us daily, ESG investing is the way to riches and prosperity. And in that vein with two give away words redacted, which company stated this in its 2022 annual report? There is no prize for the first correct guess in the comments section:

  8. Ariana – Good News From Turkey
    AIM-listed Gold minnow Ariana Resources (AAU) announced this morning that its joint venture with Proccea and Ozaltin has taken on a $20 million loan to see the second mine at Tavsan through to completion later this year. The terms are excellent and there is a big potential bonus for shareholders.

  9. Eqtec, Inspirit and GIS – it’s a small world innit?
    I will be interviewing the boss of Eqtec (EQT) later today and he better brace himself in light of two bits of news today. It all stinks.

  10. Sarah Willingham was the odd one out, now she fesses to breach of AIM Rules re Revolution Bars
    Yesterday I asked who of disgraced Piers Linney, two business ”leaders” who were not household names even in their own households and who ran small companies that appear to be technically insolvent and La Willingham was the odd one out. The answer was La Willingham of Nightcap (NGHT) infamy.

The most listened-to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Odd one out contest: Disgraced Piers Linney of Outsourcery infamy, La Willingham, Mr Carbon Jack and Mr Dylan's Ice Cream
    The contest is at the beginning with the answer at the end. In between it is Hydrogen Utopia (HUI), ho ho ho, Nightcap (NGHT), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Lucian's new £80 million short idea, Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), Ariana Resources (AAU) and Longboat Energy (LBE).

  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sarah Willingham and Nightcap, even by the standards of AIM this is a scandal
    In today's podcast I look at Nightcap (NGHT), Eqtec (EQT), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and whether it goes bust within weeks, Avacta (AVCT), Roquefort (RQT), Supply@ME Capital (FRAUD), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV).

  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm's madness meme and green stocks
    Comrade Stacey predicted I'd respond to his Saturday column on Ceres Power (CWR). He was right. The valuation is bonkers and Malcolm is mad to be advocating a buy.

  4. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: There is no need to own Boohoo, its bonuses are obscene but not shocking
    I start with Pete Brailey suggesting that I might have spent the afternoon listening to Radio 2. My lawyers will be in touch tomorrow. Tomorrow I interview the boss of Eqtec (EQT), if you have any questions for him other than why did you lie in an RNS email them over to me. Then it is onto Boohoo (BOO) rewarding its bosses for failure. Shocking no. Wrong yes.

  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy birthday Tha Tha, 94 today
    I start with birthday wishes for my father-in-law who, being deaf as a post will not be listening. Then it is onto Tern (TERN), boardroom greed on AIM, Microsalt (SALT), Teak capital (TEK), death spirals, Novacyt (NCYT) and ice cream for Sharestock

  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: An old style Fleet Street wake at El Vinos on the cards thanks to Killer Frogs while Corcel directors should be in jail
    I start with what Killer Frogs is planning. I am not sure I am up to it these days. Then Regtech Open (RTOP) and Supply@ME Capital (SYME), the Fat Lady could be needed soon, Petrofac (PFC) - I hope you are short - Argent Pharma (RGT), formerly MXC, and Corcel (CRCL) were the board should be in jail and the shares suspended pending clarification following disaster in Angola. Then, talking of jail, Donald Trump who - after yesterday - is not going to the slammer but will be going back to the White House.

  7. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I think the shares could five bag by Christmas but the CEO is an A grade knob anyway
    I cover this potential five bagger and the blunders of its boss including weasel words when caught defaming me. Then why rules matter and companies breaking then are to be avoided at all costs. Companies mentioned include Tern (TERN), Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). 
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