The petty criminal, market abuser and deluded fantasist Chris Oil has announced that he is to quit social media and to stop posting on his tedious blog. He fails to explain why but he has put out a pompous statement on his blog echoed in a tweet. I bring you highlights of Oil's two years on Social Media below but first his blog statement which reads:
Ed's talk to a packed room was interactive and went down incredibly well. Enjoy..
The second Dragon's Den session at UK Investor saw myself, Steve Moore & Gary Newman invest £1000 each. Our choice was Xtract Resources (XTR), Berkeley Energia (BKY) and BMR Mining (BMR). Watch for the claim made by Jan Nelson of Xtract.
Things are looking up for small gold miners, especially those that are closing in on becoming producers, such as KEFI Minerals (KEFI).
The afternoon at UK investor Show kicked off with the mining session chaired by Amanda van Dyke. Gold was the main focus and on stage with Amanda were Dominic Frisby, John McGloin of Amara (AMA), Peter Hambro of Petropavlovsk (POG), Tony Manini of Asiamet (ARS) and Ross Norman, the very sharp boss of bullion dealer Sharps Pixley
Hello Share Screamers. Don’t say I never bring you areas you may not have thought about investing in before. Today it’s an outfit that builds and develops, then rents out, doctor’s surgeries. Assura (AGR) is the name and medical property development is the game. My doctor’s surgery looks purpose built to me. It has loads of extra rooms and space for all the bits and pieces which goes with ordinary doctor’s visits these days.
The link is in the side bar but Ryanair (RYA) Euro loon Michael O'Leary is today hoisted on his own £315 million EU petard. Fecking excellent news. Elsewhere I look at the piece of Turkish that is Golden Saint Resources (GSR) - still pissing away £3k a month on PR genius Steffi - as it heads for insolvency again. Then it is onto Nighthawk (HAWK) and Trinity Exploration (TRIN) and the problems for banks that lend to oil companies. Then I refer to HSS Hire (HSS) and cover Andalas (ADL) again as its shares sink like a stone. They have a lot further to sink, sell now!
North Sea oil and gas producer Ithaca Energy (IAE) provided an interim report this morning which has reassured investors that long-awaited production in the Stella oil field will be coming soon. But the shares still carry an extraordinary amount of risk.
Having previously updated on Brady plc (BRY) to not be fooled by the 2015 ‘trading in line’ - it’s disingenuous spin, the following updates post the company's results announcement for the 2015 calendar year and, more recently, an AGM update...
Institutional investors continue to sell. But Avanti Communications (AVN) directors hope that piffling share purchases by themselves will persuade mug punters to follow suit. Do I care that David Williams (total package last year $1,154,445 after another year of mega cashburn) has bought 5,434 shares at 91.5p taking his holding to 1,709,144. Seriously? A guy who earns c$20,000 a week for trainwrecking this company has bought £5,000 of shares? And that is meant to show he has faith in the company? If anything it shows he has none. Now to the Q3 trading update.
Integrator of telephony systems into existing software, Synety Group (SNTY) has announced what its CEO, Simon Cleaver, considers “a resounding endorsement for our technology”. The shares have though currently responded just 1.4% higher to 72.5p. Hmmm…
Hong Kong based businessman Johnny Hon is a controversial chap. My interview with him at UK Investor covered the Gate Ventures AIM fiasco - as you can see HERE - but if he wants to build up a stake in a business he can buy a material stake - as we lucky shareholders have seen with R4E (R4E) - and now it appears that he has turned his attention to the MX Oil (MXO) pantomime.
I’ve been struggling to get my head round an RNS from ISDX-listed Carduus Housing (CHPB) last week that seems to indicate a shocking fraud, so will get it off my chest and see if any readers are any wiser.
In this interview I put controversial Mr Hon of Gate Ventures (GATE) fame on the spot about the Gate fiasco on AIM, the Chinese economy ( a bubble?) and about China fraud on AIM. Enjoy
There is so much delightful (for we bears) symmetry between LGO Energy (LGO) and Andalas (ADL) as both sink to a level where flippers in the recent placings must now take a loss. Right down to the CEOs both having facial hairs. It is uncanny and the subject of this podcast which also makes general points about stocks where the share price dips below a placing price in short order. It is all about human psychology.
This was recorded before the summer truce and so that really is it from me on Big Dave. He can site on his luxury yacht checking out the birds in Monaco, I shall sit in my Greek Hovel, clocking the snakes and rats and not having to meet another human all day. I think we can safely say that neither of us would want to swap! I hope we both have a relaxing and stress free summer. Anyhow here's the video from the show. Enjoy.
The U.S. dollar's overwhelming position of dominance in the global financial system poses risks to world financial stability, but it's not clear that a more diversified arrangement would be any safer, the Bank for International Settlements said on Tuesday. The global system's biggest weakness is its inability to prevent the boom and bust build-up and unwinding of hugely damaging financial imbalances, said Claudio Borio, Head of the BIS Monetary and Economic Department in a speech in Zurich.
This was meant to be just a fun debate to start the day with a few laughs. Girly swat Chris Bailey took it really seriously but other competitors myself, Malcolm Stacey, Colin Bird, Dominic Frisby were more relaxed. Speaking for gold Andrew Bell was so relaxed he forgot to turn up but Jan Nelson stood in at the last minute. I explain what a balloon debate is in the video. Enjoy.
I explained on the previous occasion that Mark Gustafson, the CEO of Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) announced that he had bought lots of shares that he was spoofing. Now he is at it again but it even the dumbest moron must now realise the spoof is not working.
The April edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring Metal Tiger, BMR, Harley Investments, Action Hotels and much more.
This week's contest is graciously sponsored by African Potash, AIM, NEX, Chris Cleverly vehicle that is bound to hit the stratosphere.*
The A-Grade A'holes at Walbrook PR who charge Optibiotix (OPTI) thousands of quid a month for "news management" probably thought putting out two announcements on one day was part of a clever strategy. Whatever. If Optibiotix wants to save a few quid we have a suggestion....
Given that the company is now producing gold, I’ve been somewhat surprised by the lacklustre response that the market has given Ariana Resources (AAU) since that news came.
Fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) may have been booted off the AIM Casino but in the few months before insolvency the comedy continues. The company has held an AGM the highlight of which was news that the 2 NEDS Tony Reeves and Jerry Bereika have resigned. Lyin' Amit Ben Haim says that the a search for new directors with the requisite skills to match the Company’s future requirements is underway. Hmmm what would that skillset be?
In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tom Winnifrith interviews Mark Slater. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.
Concepta (CPT) wants to know why its shares are nor racing away although having tipped this at an 11p offer we are, at 16.5p, well up.? Simple. It announced last autumn that it was about to sell its MyLotus kits in China and since then it has appointed a country manager and huffed and puffed but there are no sign of those sales. And against that background after calendar 2016 results the shares are just 16.5p mid. But before you sell hang on a second...the shares are actually a stonking buy if yoiu can get them at 16p or underand here is why.
Naughty naughty naughty. On Tuesday night Ve Interactive, the daft money guzzling new media start up into which Concha (CHA) unwisely invested on a £1 billion valuation went into administration and was at once bought ( one assumes for peanuts) by management and certain existing shareholders. Since Concha has not a lot of cash it is hard to see it being involved. But where is the statement? AIM Rules say something about timely disclosure yet we have had 24 hours with no RNS. Nope make that 36 hours...
Caption this very accurate and not at all cropped photo of some nice Tories in the comments below. The deadline is midnight tonight.
Hello Share Monkeys. Quite a few of my more moribund penny shares are in revival mode at the mo. Which is unusual. Because when the Footsie rises, investors are more likely to get income from more reliable outlets. Why risk the huge volatility of the cheaps when you can make money investing in companies with big cash piles and ever growing profits, i.e: most of the Footsie members?
Floated at 33p by Lagos Securities, or Cenkos as it prefers to be known, on the back of a prospectus that forgot to mention critical damaging information, Rosslyn Data (RDT) has been a serial disappointer and was clearly set to run out of cash this year, despite numerous protestations from its discredited management that this was not the case. And so today, the oldest trick in the book - a bailout placing dressed up as an acquisition. The price of the bailout, just 4.5p.
The world's best known resource investors Sprott says that its investment thesis for gold is significantly long-term in scope.It explains clearly why recent gains will continue and that means you all need an exposure to the yellow metal. Over to Sprott:
Kefi Minerals (KEFI) has announced another box has been ticked as it moves towards constructing the Tulu Kapi gold mine in Ethiopia. It has finally agreed with the Government plans to resettle the folks who live around the mine away from operations. And with that done it states "The objective for the Government of Ethiopia and KEFI is for construction to commence in H2-17."
Collagen Solutions (COS) has announced growth “driven by an increase in the number of customers, higher volumes from key customers and an increase in new development agreements”, sparking the shares higher…
Amryt Pharma (AMYT) has announced that the first patient has now been enrolled in its phase three trial of AP101, a potential treatment for the rare, genetic skin disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa - a market worth £1 billion.
London main-market listed, gold miner in Russia Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year, emphasising a return to profitability and a refinancing of bank debt - enabling it not to have to divest part of the value in its core organic growth development project, the POX Hub…
We have long pointed out what a dog Green Dragon (GDG) is. Its failure to answer the questions in the bloody dossier HERE was the biggest red flag. Now the City's top oil analyst, Zac "the Knife" Phillips of SP Angel has gone on the attack, calling for regime change and warning that the company's assets could end up with its creditors, i.e. the equity could be worthless. The Knife writes:
Together Robert Sutherland Smith and Tom Winnifrith have now been working in finance for 71 years - the last ten or so together. Tom wishes to stress that RSS accounts for most of that, the great value investor starting his City career at the Unilever Pension Fund the year before Tom was born. In this book they outline 71 tricks of the trade for making money from shares.
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