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Wednesday 26 April 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


10 April 2017, 11:29 | By Evil Banksta |

Something more than the fertilizer smells at Obtala

Obtala (OBT) should be a simple business to understand, its website explains that it farms just over 1,700 hectares of land in Tanzania and that it’s transitioning its forestry business to supplying hard wood products from 314,000 hectares of forestry concessions. And yet the group structure, accounts and accounting practices are possibly the most opaque that I’ve seen for an AIM company for quite some time. I’m going to highlight three points that should make the longs very concerned and should tempt the shorts out to play.

10 April 2017, 08:43 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Video: Ian Bristow, Finance Director of Symphony Environmental Technologies, speaks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Ian Bristow, Finance Director of Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

10 April 2017, 08:29 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Fancy an Investment in Chemicals, Brothers? Look Up Croda

Hello Share Smashers. I can claim to be an expert in chemicals. Well, not really, though I hold a GCE in chemistry which shocked my old teacher when he saw the list of successful students. Which leads me to look at Croda (CRDA) - a chemicals company based within aping distance of my birth town, Doncaster.

9 April 2017, 16:34 | By Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest: Sponsored by ADVFN

With CloudTag (CTAG) out of the way, and the Filty Forty winding down to the Filthy Few, it's anyone's game to win. This week, extra points will be given to submissions from sites other than LSE, as I am beginning to suspect that entire site is some sort of art project by some City Boy who really resents not going to St Martins.  Perhaps it should be ADVFN where the board seem as interesting as the customers. Your deadline to submit entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 9 April.

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9 April 2017, 16:34 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Video: Gervaise Heddle, CEO of Greatland Gold, speaks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Gervaise Heddle, CEO of Greatland Gold (GGP), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

9 April 2017, 16:29 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Safestyle: bank profits

Safestyle UK (SFE) has announced “record results” for 2016 and that it “is well placed to continue its progress in 2017”. But…

9 April 2017, 13:25 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Video: Coinsilium on 'game-changing technology' blockchain at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, a discussion on the game-changing technology of the blockchain from Coinsilium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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9 April 2017, 10:22 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Tip of the year update – Taihua collapseroonie

I think I should rename Deputy Sheriff Towers as Smug Towers. Having offered two sells in the ShareProphets Tipfest for this year, Igas Energy (IGAS) duly crashed to bottom out at 4.5p (I’d been saying sell from 18.5p - last year’s Christmas tipfest, and then 11.625p this year). Last week came the turn of Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) to do the decent thing and collapse in the wake of an entirely squeaky clean suggestion that it delist from the Casino. There’s nothing wrong here at all – move along please, nothing to see……

9 April 2017, 10:21 | By ShareProphets |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 07/04/2017

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...

9 April 2017, 10:20 | By ShareProphets |

Mining Equities Are Under Appreciated, Inflation Is Coming

This podcast from Palisade follows E.B. Tucker recently attending a conference promoting the housing market, where there seemed to be a lot of interest and several big name speakers. He thinks this is an indication of where we are, as the housing market is cyclical the time to buy real estate was several years ago. Returns in real estate are likely to be remain low. If you're interested you could look at regions with growth, like Brazil where they have better demographics.

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9 April 2017, 09:16 | By Darren Atwater |

Caption Contest: Colin Bird of Galileo Resources at the UK Investor Show 2017

YouTube automatically chooses a still from a video to place on the holding page. The one that the algorithm chose for our video of Galileo Resources (GLR) at the UK Investor Show shows Colin Bird, also of Jubilee Platinum (JLP) and Xtract Resources (XTR) in a particularly animated pose. Caption this picture - your deadline to post entries in the comments section below  is midnight tonight ( Sunday 9th April).

9 April 2017, 09:15 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Quindell fraudster Rob Terry lying again as he plots stockmarket comeback

The Serious Fraud Office investigations into the Quindell (QPP) fraud and the fraudster in chief Rob Terry continue but it seems that the old criminal and future jailbird has not changed his mendacious ways. He is now in a spot of bother with the consulting giant Accenture,

9 April 2017, 09:15 | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Albert E Sisto, CEO of Tern Plc, speaks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Albert E Sisto, CEO of Tern Plc (TERN), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

9 April 2017, 09:14 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: Same Apple, different Steve

In the past seven days, 49,498 unique readers read 82,876 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again.

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8 April 2017, 10:50 | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Patrick Hayes of Mis Sold Investments speaks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Patrick Hayes of Mis Sold Investments is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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8 April 2017, 09:50 | By Lucian Miers |

Bushveld Minerals: Do the Maths

At the UK Investor Show on Saturday I got chatting to a group of likely lads who were in celebratory mode, having enjoyed considerable success of late at momentum trading AIM resource stocks. Bushveld Minerals (BMN) was a name that cropped up, so I decided to have a quick look.

8 April 2017, 09:48 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Video: Colin Bird of Galileo Resources speaks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Colin Bird of Galileo Resources (GLR) is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

8 April 2017, 09:46 | By Steve Moore |

The Dow is Heading Down, Gold Set To Go Sharply Higher

In this week's podcast from Palisade, David Skarica claims there is a potential for a market decline especially if Trump is unable to make the tax and stimulus reforms that he campaigned on. Many things have been priced into the market based on the early enthusiasm over his promises, as a result there could be an unraveling and that should have a negative effect on the market. The upcoming national debt ceiling limit could be a political hot spot for this administration as well.

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8 April 2017, 09:45 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Video: Rob Lewis of Magic Works speaks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Rob Lewis of Magic Works is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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8 April 2017, 09:43 | By HotStockRockets |

Buy Orogen Gold as we back Adam Reynolds to weave magic again

We tipped this stock at the end of March at a 0.01p offer. The target to sell is 0.016p (soon to be 4p post a share consolidation). The tip reads:

20 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The April edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - UK Investor Show edition

The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.

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3 days ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest - sponsored by MoneySwap

This week's contest is graciously sponsored by MoneySwap, the Filthy Forty constituent that has this week requested to be dropped from the AIM market.

7 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

How the Snap Election Will Affect Your Share Prices

Hello Share Pillagers. We all should have known something big was going to happen by the way shares were marked down heavily after the Easter break. On Easter Monday, when our stock market was closed, the US version was open. During that session, American shares rose by about 1%. That usually means British shares rise in tandem, but not this time.

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7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Westminster Group – emphasises “pleased” & placing “oversubscribed”. Hmmm…

Westminster Group (WSG) “is pleased to announce a placing” (to raise a gross £1 million at 10p per share) and “the conversion of the balance of the convertible loan notes issued to Darwin Capital Ltd eliminating the facility”. The shares have though responded more than 15% lower…

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Distil – update on recent UK Investor Show 'Dragon's Den' selection as the shares rise again

Shares in recent UK Investor Show 'Dragon's Den' selection (at 2.15p, having also been selected last year at sub 1p), Distil (DIS) have bounced a further just over 5% on the back of a “Listing in Major UK Supermarket Chain /Tdg Update” announcement...

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Peter Hambro of Petropavlovsk presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Peter Hambro, Chairman of Petropavlovsk (POG), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Joe Salomon of Oilex presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Joe Salomon, Managing Director of Oilex (OEX), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Michael McNeilly, CEO of Metal Tiger, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Michael McNeilly, CEO of Metal Tiger (MTR), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Dr Doom, David Scott, presents imminent economic collapse at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Dr Doom, David Scott, presents imminent economic collapse. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Higher Hopes for the Man from the Pru

Hello Share Troopers. I’ve long been a fan of British insurance giants. They are a chance to invest in the fast-moving financial world without too much fear of heavy fines and compensation payments for mis-selling and so on. Though, of course, there is an element of that.

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

ASA Resource – updates on cash “unaccounted for”...

Having yesterday reported that there is strong evidence of funds “amounting to several million US dollars” being transferred to entities in China without full value being received and that “analysis reveals that there is a pressing need for cash”, ASA Resource Group (ASA) states it now “provides further information on the group's cash position”

7 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Orosur looks under-valued as gold shows continued strength

Orosur Mining (OMI) certainly isn’t amongst the more popular resource stocks on AIM and trading volumes are often verging on non-existent, but I believe that many are missing an opportunity here as they go chasing rainbows with companies that are years away from production, assuming they ever actually get to that stage!

7 days ago | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Veltyco - fundraise and proposed acquisitions. Hmmm...but BUY

Veltyco (VLTY) has announced a €2.55 million subscription for new shares to fund two acquisitions which it argues represent “an exciting opportunity… to grow its business by building on existing online betting brands, using its expertise in online marketing combined with award winning sportsbook technology”

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Lombard Risk Management – emphasises ahead of expectations, but what about sustainable cash generation?

Lombard Risk Management (LRM) has updated that it anticipates exceeding analyst consensus expectations for its year ended 31st March 2017 and “remains confident” looking ahead. What’s that though expected to be “in the region of £2.4m to £2.8m”“Adjusted EBITDA”. Hmmm…

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Paul Atherley, MD of Berkeley Energia, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Paul Atherley, Managing Director of Berkeley Energia (BKY), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Richard Poulden of Wishbone Gold presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Richard Poulden, CEO of Wishbone Gold (WSBN), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Colin Bird of Xtract Resources presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Colin Bird, Executive Chairman of Xtract Resources (XTR), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

20 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The April edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - UK Investor Show edition

The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.

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20 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

TODAY: Patience, patience, patience and yet more patience - that is the key to making money from shares

Making money from shares is simple. Well it should be. Buy cheap. Hold. Hold. Hold. Hold, and finally sell when the shares have delivered you big gains. Where so many folks go wrong is getting impatient and not being prepared to hold, hold, hold. Let us tell you about Symphony Environmental (SYM) which we tipped at a 6.75p offer just over three years ago. It did nothing for ages....

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20 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

African Potash - the legal case for victims of the fraud almost underway

Before I call it a day I want to see the victims of the African Potash (AFPO) fraud get some of their money back, even if some of those victims were fairly beastly to me as I exposed the fraud. Friday's bombshell from Potash shows the game is up but the big frauds happened before this worthless enterprise was booted off AIM. To that end I have been working to help put together a legal action. That action is now almost underway and Peter Petyt, the man running things, wrote to more than 50 victims who have come forward at the weekend. If you lost money and want to try to get it back it is not too late to contact Peter. His letter & contact details follow.

2 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Paul Scott finds Nigel Wray's and Paul Mumford's investment strategies at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Paul Scott finds Nigel Wray's and Paul Mumford's investment strategies. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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2 days ago | By David Scott |

You are hereby on notice as retail bubbles start to pop

Artificial political constructs never last. The EU is great for the “elites” in Brussels; not so much for the average citizen and the tragedy of monetary union is that Europe's political class has gone to extreme lengths to hold the euro together regardless of underlying economic logic. But this has only perpetuated and exacerbated the coming political crisis. "Monetary union has created a conflict between a centralised elite on the one hand, and the forces of democracy at the national level on the other. This is extraordinarily dangerous,” Mervyn King wrote in his recent book 'The End of Alchemy'. 

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24 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Hell's Teeth, does Peterhouse do any due diligence at all - meet the carbon spiv hooking up with African Potash?

As I flagged up over the weekend, in a desperate attempt to keep the fraud from becoming insolvent, African Potash (AFPO) has proposed a RTO of a company called Onshore Energy Limited, OEL. Lyin' Chris Cleverley Potash's boss is also a director and shareholder on OEL. But it gets worse. Much worse.

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

WANdisco – record contract win & Q1 update offer some further encouragement, but…

I previously wrote on WANdisco (WAND) in January – ‘one quarter does not an investment make, but offers some encouragement for shareholders’. The following updates with the shares currently on the rise on the back of a “Significant customer win and Q1 update” announcement…

24 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Stanley Gibbons – sells rare Indian stamps for record £500,000

Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced it “has sold one of the rarest pieces of Indian Philately to a private collector-investor in Australia for £500,000, the highest price ever paid for a single Indian philatelic item”.

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

Filthy Forty Taihua – shares fall after GM approves delisting, but massive sudden surge today

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) announced last Friday that the EGM called to approve the company’s proposed delisting from the AIM Casino had passed the proposals with the requisite majority. The shares are expected to depart the world’s most successful (but perhaps not for Taihua) growth market first thing on 8 May. In the wake of the announcement – at 4.15pm last Friday, bordering on no-one-is-watching o’clock - the shares again nose-dived, registering a new low of 0.1p on the bid yesterday, but all of a sudden the stock is on the rampage this morning. What is going on?

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

Advanced Oncotherapy – more spoofery as NED buys yet more shares

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) – teetering on the brink of having to call an EGM to reduce its nominal share capital under the terms of its death-spiral funding package with Bracknor – has announced yet another director share purchase, the fourth just this month (if we ignore the botched 7am RNS of 4 April). As ever, this is just a spoof in order to encourage more buying in the market so as to allow Bracknor to offload more of its death-spiral conversion shares as Advanced hopes and prays for the next £1.235 million tranche of funding before the coffers run dry.

20 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

African Potash –PKF Littlejohn LLP hang your head in shame

On 12 April 2017, the fraud that is African Potash (AFPO) announced a change of auditors from RSM UK Audit LLP to PKF Littlejohn LLP. One can understand why RSM UK Audit LLP might be keen to cease its relationship with a company with the frankly appalling track record of African Potash but how desperate does PKF Littlejohn LLP look in taking on African Potash as an audit client?

24 hours ago | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Silver Reaching a Major Inflection Point – Investors Beware!

The COT report reveals the large paper short and long positions in silver. Currently it appears to be indicating a small downtrend in the silver market. In this week's Palisade podcast David Morgan discusses how silver markets move and how they can be pushed to the downside once investors run low on cash, as banks will short the market at opportune moments.

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2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Goals Soccer Centres – admits preliminary merger discussions, but a golden opportunity?

Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has admitted “preliminary discussions with key rival Powerleague on “combining the two businesses”, though emphasises that is “but one of the strategic opportunities currently being assessed by the Goals board”

21 hours ago | By Steve Moore |

Blancco Technology – “Q3 Trading Update, Cash Flow Review and Funding”. Uh oh…

An announcement from Blancco Technology Group (BLTG) entitled “Q3 Trading Update, Cash Flow Review and Funding”. Hmmm, I’d guess it ain’t gonna be positive…

2 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Bulletin Board moron of the Week, sponsored by MoneySwap

Truly, there are no winners from the pool of Bulletin Board morons, only those who succeed in making our eyes roll the furthest.