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Tuesday 6 December 2016 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


29 minutes ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest sponsored by sleazy Lord Peter Hain

I shall be saying another prayer at the little church on the way to my Greek Hovel tomorrow morning. It will be a prayer asking God not only to show strength to my source on the kerboom emails for one AIM stock but also to make Lord Peter Hain see the light about his involvement with the fraud African Potash (AFPO) as it prepares to see its shares suspended this Wednesday. Lord Hain is no doubt familiar with the book of Mark, chapter 10 verses 20-24. King James version natch:

30 minutes ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

October UK Investor Show Magazine - Shares to beat ASOS, When the Bubbles Pop, Scotland can't afford to leave

The October edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is live features 7 buy tips, including 5 our writers believe will  beat ASOS. Plus a feature on why the Bubbles are About to Pop, in Trump vs Clinton - who is the biggest loser from this contest, and why Scotland can't afford to leave the UK.

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40 minutes ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy - The deafening silence is itself a cause of panic: target price is 0p

Yesterday I published extracts from leaked emails that show that Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO ) kept very bad news regarding China contracts from investors as it launched and condicted an open offer. That is monumentally serious. In the US folks would already be doing a perp walk fort that but even our useless regulators will do something here. In normal circumstances the company would issue a response via RNS but here we are a day and a half later and even though the shares slumped yesterday and are sliding again today we hear only a deafening silence.

57 minutes ago | By Steve Moore |

Image Scan Holdings – full-year results, jam now being delivered?

X-ray imaging for the security and industrial inspection markets-focused Image Scan Holdings (IGE) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 – and the shares are currently slightly higher to 6.5p…

58 minutes ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

CFD firms whacked as Britain's FCA follows European lead and clamps down

I do not use CFD's. They seem like a mugs game and indeed research by the FCA shows that 82% of clients of the big providers lose money. But then most folks lose on the horses or on betting on football so why target CFDs? It is all driven by MiFD2. We saw this take shape in Cyprus last week although Plus500 denied that it would be affected in a pathetic rebuttal to my scoop. That rebuttal was bollocks and Plus shares are among the big fallers today as the FCA has weighed in with a series of measures.

4 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

Imaginatik – half-year results note “tangible results for our customers”, but what about for shareholders?…

Having fallen towards 1p after being above 5p as recently as May, shares in Imaginatik (IMTK) are currently recovering to around 2p on the back of results for the company’s half year ended 30th September 2016…

4 hours ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

CloudTag – the great Waseem Shakoor on the money again

AIM-listed CloudTag shares have again been on the up this morning, racking up to 9.125p mid last seen. L1 will no doubt be delighted. Meanwhile the saintly Waseem Shakoor explains what he thinks is going on here, explaining it all to the BBMs – as if they’ll pay any attention.

7 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Milestone Group - Show Me The Money & heads should be rolling

I feel legged over and am angry but there are wider points: how financially screwed is Milestone Group (MSG) and why has no head rolled for the way it mislead investors?

7 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Cloudtag forced to make statement and its all bollocks

Staff at Cloudtag's (CTAG) hapless Nomad (Cairn Financial) must be going bonkers. My friend Liam Murray does not have much hair but he must be tearing out the little that he does have. A CEO who communicates not only via RNS statements that are totally untrue but also via private emails to members of a shareholder base from Bedlam who will at 2+2 to make 27 is a toxic mix. It is not how a regulated orderly market is meant to work. And so yesterday shares in Cloudtag zoomed ahead by as much as 35% peaking at 8.5p. So Cairn forced the CEO, Mr Amit Ben Haim, to make a statement. The shares closed at 7.875p. The statement is a total joke.

7 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

OneView Group – half-year results show reason for additional loan facility

Having most recently warned on OneView Group (ONEV) last month HERE, the company has now announced an additional loan facility and results for its half year ended 30th September 2016 showing why…

7 hours ago | By Gary Newman |

Why on earth are people still buying Amur after a £66 million rise in market cap!

When a small mining company sees its market cap increase by over £66 million in the space of a month without any corresponding news to support such a rise, you have to wonder at the sanity of private investors who are still piling into the share.

7 hours ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Why I'm Not Getting Busy with the Fizzy

Hello Share Casters. Being rather proud of my stick-like figure, I’ve entered the habit of avoiding fizzy drinks. This was hard as I have a passion for dandelion and burdock and ginger beer. It’s the government’s attitude to sugary drinks that has put me off an old favourite share of mine, Britvic (BVIC). Normally I would commend this share to your attention.

24 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Interquest another warning and another company chat

A latest “Trading update” announcement from recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) saw the shares fall to to circa 30p although with Jim Mellon upping his stake they are now 35p. We have had a long chat with the company’s Chairman Gary Ashworth.

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Amryt Pharma - cracking deal but Im sorry that broker buy note does not make sense

I am a loyal shareholder and think that shares in Amryt (AMYT) are cheap and a deal today really does look like very good news indeed. But the buy note from broker Stifel has me a bit confused. Let me explain.

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: Don't the fecking Cloudtag morons know I'm harvesting olives?

I am utterly shattered after day three of the olive harvest - a photo article is HERE. Please note Cloudtag (CTAG) morons I can't respond to your inane tweets at once every day. Cloudtag shares have raced ahead today. I explain why and why it won't last. As with all frauds the target price is 0p. Talking of which I also discuss Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which seems unwilling to comment on today's bombshell revalations and African Potash (TOAST). I also look at Mirada (MIRA), Interquest (ITQ) and Aeorema Communications (AEO)

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1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

Aeorema Communications – 12:43pm “Trading Update”. Uh-oh…

A 12:43pm “Trading Update” announcement from live events agency Aeorema Communications (AEO). Clearly not scheduled – and thus clearly unlikely to be positive…

1 day ago | By David Scott |

Stephen Hawking Warns, This Is The "Most Dangerous Moment In Human History."

The majority of people are sick of the status quo and feel they have been "abandoned by their leaders," wrote renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in a  Guardian op-ed warning on Thursday that the rise of Donald Trump and Britain's Brexit vote come at "the most dangerous time in the history of the human race."

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1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

Mirada – profit warning, how’s “not currently expected to require further equity fundraising” looking now?

Previously writing on digital technology company Mirada (MIRA) I concluded that the track record saw me continue to avoid with the shares at 4.25p. I now update with the shares, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement, currently 33% lower today, at 2.75p...

1 day ago | By Cynical Bear |

Craven House Capital – Well, you can’t say that you haven’t been warned!

After nine months of scratching my head, I had a lightbulb moment this morning and have finally reached a conclusion as to what is really going on at the “investment company”, Craven House Capital (CRV). The short answer, for those that struggle to get through a thousand words, is that it is totally uninvestable for the private investor, but the most interesting part of it is that the company knows that and it is pretty open about telling its shareholders that that is the case. Whether they listen or not is another matter!

1 day ago | By Cynical Bear |

Metal Tiger - All change, all change

No great surprise after the Metal Tiger (MTR) / BMR Group (BMR) takeover debacle but this morning, Metal Tiger announced wholesale changes to its Board as I felt it was inevitable. Worth taking a closer look and trying to understand what it means for the business from here.

12 minutes ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

October UK Investor Show Magazine - Shares to beat ASOS, When the Bubbles Pop, Scotland can't afford to leave

The October edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is live features 7 buy tips, including 5 our writers believe will  beat ASOS. Plus a feature on why the Bubbles are About to Pop, in Trump vs Clinton - who is the biggest loser from this contest, and why Scotland can't afford to leave the UK.

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3 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week - sponsored by African Potash, lyin' Chris & Cloudtag moron Liam Nicholas

The ouzo is on ice for the suspension of shares in the fraud African Potash (AFPO) on December 7th and I am still comtemplating buying a share and going to its GM in Guernsey on 20th December - it would be a hoot. Its dwindling band of followers are posting some delusional rot although the Cloudtag boards are a better source of madness. Anyhow post any BB comments or tweets (even comments from our own Wildes on Fastjet) in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight on Saturday 3rd December.

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Free drinks and booze in the City with Turner Pope & 3 PLCs TONIGHT

Turner Pope is a new stockbroking firm set up by my pals "The Mitchell Brothers". If you are bored and free TONIGHT there is free booze and drink on offer and a chance to hear Jerry Randell of Venture Life ( solid business IMHO) and Giles Clarke of Kennedy Ventures who apparently thinks I don't like him. He's wrong of course, I don't know him from Adam but he seems to have a few fans.

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5 days ago | By Steve Moore |

DP Poland – sale and sub-franchising of Krakow stores, shares further higher…

The company with the exclusive right to develop, operate and sub-franchise Domino's Pizza stores in Poland, DP Poland (DPP) has announced the sale and sub-franchising of 4 stores in Krakow – and the shares have reacted further higher…

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Why Marks and Sparks Fails to Spark My Investing Fire

Hello Share Squeezers. You have to love traditional institutions. Marks and Sparks (MKS) is certainly one of those. But apart from a purchase early on in my investing career (not far beyond the Iron Age) I have avoided the shares. Reason: I bought them at £3 plus and for most of the years ever since the share price has monkeyed about at roughly the same level.

6 days ago | By Gary Newman |

The continuing saga of Mosman's, oops sorry Nostra Terra's, Pine Mills oil field

If it wasn’t for the fact that plenty of small private investors will probably have lost money that they can’t afford to at this time of year, the latest RNS from Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN) would almost have been amusing, it was so farcical!

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Sabien Technology – yet more delays. Cash crunch ahoy (again)?

Previously writing on boiler technology company Sabien (SNT) last month, I noted a considerable improvement in sales performance needed otherwise its funds will continue being used just to keep the lights on. The following updates with the shares currently more than 6% lower, at 3.75p, on the back of an “AGM Statement”.

6 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Metal Tiger and BMR deal – All a bit of damp squib but surely Borelli has to go

Following the strange goings-on last Friday, which I covered HERE, with the disappointingly low offer for Metal Tiger (MTR) by BMR Group (BMR), it has all come to a quick end with a couple of announcements on Monday and Tuesday this week, but surely Borelli’s position at Metal Tiger is now untenable.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Ooooh Er MRS....the AIM trainwreck from Down Under gets worse and worse

As a mega bear of Management Resource Solutions (MRS) from almost the moment this crock of Turkish floated on the AIM casino, its ever worsening problems make me think that at 2.23 AM at Athens airport it is almost ouzo o'clock. The latest update is just so grim.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Petropavlovsk: Al Gore made it all up about global warming - buy

As a climate change "denier" I have written elsewhere about how global temperatures are plunging not, as the BBC might lead you to believe, heading higher. You can see a recent article on that matter HERE. And thus Petropavlovsk (POG) serves up news from Russia which does not surprise me, but which might shock your average Guardian reader.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

LGO Energy - cash bonus in Spain not enough, another placing inevitable & another sleight of hand by Ritson

Loons, like our very own LGO Energy (LGO) owning fanatic Wildes, will have yesterday celebrated news that 11,200 barrels of Spanish oil which had accumulated over the summer had finally been sold. But shares in LGO still fell to just 0.11p. Here's why.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Lyin' Chris Cleverley & Lord Peter Hain forced to fess up by the Sheriff - it gets even worse for FRAUD African Potash

Yesterday I pointed out that the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) had applied to join the ISDX lobster pot as of December 8, the day its shares will be suspended on the AIM Casino if no Nomad is prepared to act for it, Cantor Fitzgerald having tired of signing off on its lies. I also pointed out that lyin' Chris Cleverley had failed to tell his shareholders. Today Potash fessed up..but it gets worse.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the storm clouds cover the mountains where the Greek Hovel lies

Though I may have pneumonia thanks to Paul Scott, I am now safely in Kalamata looking up at the mountains where I live when in Greece and the storm clouds are ominous. So back to the stockmarket I look at Finnaust (FAM), Audioboom (BOOM), Avanti Communications (TOAST), Condor Gold (CNR), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Webis (WEB) and Anglesey Mining (AYM) which is spouting bullshit today as it places.

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6 days ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Igas Corporate Update: ShareProphets RNS Translation Service

AIM-listed and over-indebted Igas Energy (IGAS) released a “Corporate Update” RNS this morning. It seems to say nothing we don’t already know but the ShareProphets RNS Translation Service has a few observations (original in bold).

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Aussie poltroons Slater & Gordon go after Watchstone (formerly Quindell) for £53m - a pox on them both

The Aussie poltroons Slater & Gordon (SGH) who recklessly paid £649 million for the fraudulent businesses of Quindell has announced that it is making a claim on £53 million of that still held in an escrow account by Watchstone (WTG). Slater says that it has obtained an opinion from an independent barrister in respect of the warranties given and the escrow cash and that the brief says it has, on balance, a prospect of success. Oh dear. The only winners here will be the lawyers (other than S&G).

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Nighthawk Operational Update - Zac The Knife puts management "on notice"

The City's number one oil analyst, Zac "the Knife" Phillips of SP Angel has a few words to say about today's lamentable trading update from Nighthawk Energy (HAWK). In short he puts the management on notice that it is now drinking in the last chance saloon. That, I think, is his way of saying you should sell the shares. The Knife writes:

5 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Why Galloping Ashtead is More than Another Brick in the Wall

Hello Share Pickers. Perhaps my favourite Footsie share is Ashtead (AHT). It was only recently that I brought it to your attention again. But I've thought of a few more encouraging vibes that you might like to hear about.

12 minutes ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

October UK Investor Show Magazine - Shares to beat ASOS, When the Bubbles Pop, Scotland can't afford to leave

The October edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is live features 7 buy tips, including 5 our writers believe will  beat ASOS. Plus a feature on why the Bubbles are About to Pop, in Trump vs Clinton - who is the biggest loser from this contest, and why Scotland can't afford to leave the UK.

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1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Explosive email leak - Advanced Oncotherapy and Sinophi: the real timeline emerges

AIM promote Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Sinophi have already publicly disagreed as to whether the $120 million order by the Chinese has been "terminated" or not and and on when it was "terminated". Advanced announced the bad news on November 24 suggesting no termination, Sinophi used the T word and said it told Advanced in "early November". A source out East has ensured that I have now obtained access to confidential emails from Sinophi to Advanced which show that Advanced was aware of problems far earlier and at a time when it was soliciting funds from investors. It did not tell those investors. Heads must roll.

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

The emails have landed - I love the smell of AIM Napalm in the morning

The emails I referred to in Friday's bearcast have landed. Clearly my prayers on Friday night were heard. Thank you God. I have now completed the article which will expose on AIM company to the most almighty scrutiny and fallout. I want to sleep on it before publishing at some stage tomorrow. But here's a hint!

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1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: Don't the fecking Cloudtag morons know I'm harvesting olives?

I am utterly shattered after day three of the olive harvest - a photo article is HERE. Please note Cloudtag (CTAG) morons I can't respond to your inane tweets at once every day. Cloudtag shares have raced ahead today. I explain why and why it won't last. As with all frauds the target price is 0p. Talking of which I also discuss Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which seems unwilling to comment on today's bombshell revalations and African Potash (TOAST). I also look at Mirada (MIRA), Interquest (ITQ) and Aeorema Communications (AEO)

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12 minutes ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest sponsored by sleazy Lord Peter Hain

I shall be saying another prayer at the little church on the way to my Greek Hovel tomorrow morning. It will be a prayer asking God not only to show strength to my source on the kerboom emails for one AIM stock but also to make Lord Peter Hain see the light about his involvement with the fraud African Potash (AFPO) as it prepares to see its shares suspended this Wednesday. Lord Hain is no doubt familiar with the book of Mark, chapter 10 verses 20-24. King James version natch:

24 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Amryt Pharma - cracking deal but Im sorry that broker buy note does not make sense

I am a loyal shareholder and think that shares in Amryt (AMYT) are cheap and a deal today really does look like very good news indeed. But the buy note from broker Stifel has me a bit confused. Let me explain.

1 day ago | By Cynical Bear |

Metal Tiger - All change, all change

No great surprise after the Metal Tiger (MTR) / BMR Group (BMR) takeover debacle but this morning, Metal Tiger announced wholesale changes to its Board as I felt it was inevitable. Worth taking a closer look and trying to understand what it means for the business from here.

1 day ago | By David Scott |

Stephen Hawking Warns, This Is The "Most Dangerous Moment In Human History."

The majority of people are sick of the status quo and feel they have been "abandoned by their leaders," wrote renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in a  Guardian op-ed warning on Thursday that the rise of Donald Trump and Britain's Brexit vote come at "the most dangerous time in the history of the human race."

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7 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Cloudtag forced to make statement and its all bollocks

Staff at Cloudtag's (CTAG) hapless Nomad (Cairn Financial) must be going bonkers. My friend Liam Murray does not have much hair but he must be tearing out the little that he does have. A CEO who communicates not only via RNS statements that are totally untrue but also via private emails to members of a shareholder base from Bedlam who will at 2+2 to make 27 is a toxic mix. It is not how a regulated orderly market is meant to work. And so yesterday shares in Cloudtag zoomed ahead by as much as 35% peaking at 8.5p. So Cairn forced the CEO, Mr Amit Ben Haim, to make a statement. The shares closed at 7.875p. The statement is a total joke.

1 day ago | By Gary Newman |

Chances of success look low for Prospex

When it comes to companies in the natural resources sector on AIM it is always interesting to go back and look at their history, and some of them have a very chequered one to say the least under various former names!

24 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Interquest another warning and another company chat

A latest “Trading update” announcement from recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) saw the shares fall to to circa 30p although with Jim Mellon upping his stake they are now 35p. We have had a long chat with the company’s Chairman Gary Ashworth.

4 hours ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

CloudTag – the great Waseem Shakoor on the money again

AIM-listed CloudTag shares have again been on the up this morning, racking up to 9.125p mid last seen. L1 will no doubt be delighted. Meanwhile the saintly Waseem Shakoor explains what he thinks is going on here, explaining it all to the BBMs – as if they’ll pay any attention.

1 day ago | By Cynical Bear |

Craven House Capital – Well, you can’t say that you haven’t been warned!

After nine months of scratching my head, I had a lightbulb moment this morning and have finally reached a conclusion as to what is really going on at the “investment company”, Craven House Capital (CRV). The short answer, for those that struggle to get through a thousand words, is that it is totally uninvestable for the private investor, but the most interesting part of it is that the company knows that and it is pretty open about telling its shareholders that that is the case. Whether they listen or not is another matter!

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

Mirada – profit warning, how’s “not currently expected to require further equity fundraising” looking now?

Previously writing on digital technology company Mirada (MIRA) I concluded that the track record saw me continue to avoid with the shares at 4.25p. I now update with the shares, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement, currently 33% lower today, at 2.75p...

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

Aeorema Communications – 12:43pm “Trading Update”. Uh-oh…

A 12:43pm “Trading Update” announcement from live events agency Aeorema Communications (AEO). Clearly not scheduled – and thus clearly unlikely to be positive…

1 day ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Oiling the Wheels of Share Rises for Purveyors of the Ebony Nectar

Hello Share Twangers. I was beginning to worry that my predictions that the price of Brent crude would rise steadily were not going to happen. The ebony nectar value has been falling in the last month or so (by about 10%).

1 day ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Filthy 40 Origo borrows $2.5m at min 50% cost to keep the lights on

You may have thought that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty investment company Origo (OPP) had put its troubles behind in and was heading for calmer waters. Having finally resolved its ongoing troubles over payouts on its preference shares, reaching a deal with Brooks Macdonald, and just a couple of weeks ago given a positive update on the progress of its portfolio and realisations, this morning the company announced that it had borrowed $2.5 million with repayment terms the higher of 50% or 12% a year (non-compounded) to discharging Origo liabilities to professional advisors (excluding those of Origo Advisors Limited) existing as at 19 August 2016.