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Tuesday 28 March 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


15 April 2016, 11:08 | By HotStockRockets |

Ariana serves up more good news - we are getting there

Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated on an “increasingly active” rate of mine construction and its target for production in the second half of 2016.

15 April 2016, 10:51 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Gulf Keystone 0p by early May - I slash target price from 1p

I am beginning to think that my 1p target price for Gulf Keystone (GKP) is in fact far too generous. Having called this as a sell at 180p and all the way down to abuse from every moron in the land I think it is time to revise the target price. The shares are off another 9% today to just 4.675p. Okay I shall stop being a nice guy, I am cutting my target price from 1p to 0p.

15 April 2016, 10:30 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Keras Resources shares tank after trip to Walsall ahead of placing

What on earth made Keras Resources (KRS) boss Dave Reeves travel thousands of miles from Oz to London, only then to head up to Walsall and what happened in the black country shit-hole? I only ask because Reeves arrived in Walsall on Saturday 9th April to do a presentation after which the shares collapsed ahead of a placing announced today. You may not know much about Walsall other than that it is a post industrial shit hole but let me enlighten you.

15 April 2016, 08:27 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

AIM-China Red Flags at Night: Grand Group boardroom departures

Hmmm, a Chinese company domiciled in the Cayman Islands lists on the Casino and less than sixteen months on there appears to be a bit of a procession going on, with two directors walking the plank with immediate effect in consecutive days. Sound familiar? 

15 April 2016, 08:15 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Conrad Windham plans stockmarket comeback - the strange world of Flamethrower (v2)

Young Conman Windham has listed at least four companies on the ISDX market which have all proved to be complete disasters for investors. This man makes David Lenigas look like Warren Buffett in terms of value creation. Undetered by serial failure - chronicled here - Conman Windbag is now threatening to inflict a new venture on ISDX, Flamethrower PLC. Natch this is a rum and coke too.

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15 April 2016, 08:13 | By Tom Winnifrith |

How to play the China recovery mining stocks to buy says the Monkey

I do not think that China is recovering. Andrew Monk of VSA does. Whatever. In the interests of balance here are a few words from the broker today:

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15 April 2016, 08:11 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Michael Page May Be Just the Job for Divi Seekers.

Hello Share Squelchers. You may or may not recall that I am a fan of recruitment agencies. This is because there are more jobs in the UK than ever before. Also, if you are looking for employment, going to an agency is probably the best chance you have. As my son found out, they will find you a temporary job . And that comes without your having to be interviewed by the new employer. Then, in many cases, the job becomes permanent and there you are.

14 April 2016, 16:38 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Phorm - Its tits up time another kill for the Sheriff of AIM

"Nomad Strand Hanson, Broker Mirabaud, mug punter Evil Knievil, aka Simon Cawkwell, dodgy Russians Mediotor, IR ramper John Heilshorn, we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all!. Phorm PLC, can you hear me? Phorm PLC ... your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!"

14 April 2016, 15:40 | By Steve Moore |

Adgorithms – “now evident that 2016 will be a year of transition and investment”, what was 2015 then?

After a material profit warning less than four months after its 11th June 2015 £27 million AIM listing, online advertising software company Adgorithms (ADGO) has announced results for the year and that “it is now evident that 2016 will be a year of transition and investment”. What was 2015 then?

14 April 2016, 12:35 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

CloudTag – Oops!

With apologies for missing this on Tuesday afternoon, I see that AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) has issued a rather embarrassing correction to its Monday RNS which announced a fundraising of £171,430 apparently issuing 5,357,143 shares to a new investor….at a price of 3.2 pence per share, representing a premium of 12.3 per cent. Over the mid-market closing price of 2.85 pence per share on 8 April 2016 (the previous Friday).

14 April 2016, 11:50 | By Steve Moore |

Surface Transforms – revises extent of smaller investor shafting

Having last month announced a smaller investor shafting (sorry, a “equity fundraising of up to £5.0 million”), Surface Transforms (SCE) has updated on a revised extent of the shafting…

14 April 2016, 11:49 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 14 April: Dancing on the graves of Ruspetro & Gulf Keystone

Lucian will be here soon so I thought Id better record ahead of our trip to the Conservative Club with its tempting cheap beer. On the agenda I fail to mention that Finncap are complete and utter bastards but they are. I do, however, cover Ruspetro (RPO), Gulf Keystone (GKP), SeaEnergy (SEA), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), Sierra Rutile (SRX), Burberry (BRBY), Mothercare (MTC), a couple of Paul Scott jokes - please do not tell me he has any friends in the Mothercare management community that he thinks I may be offending - as well as a word or two on Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) 

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14 April 2016, 10:41 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Want to throw rotten apples ( sorry quiz) Strat Aero & the Sith Lord Zak "Judas"Mir? Here's your chance

Do you have any questions for the new management team at Strat Aero (AERO)? I do and they are below. Would you like to quiz whoever is in charge well thanks to the Sith Lord Zak "Judas" Mir you can. You can also ask Judas a few questions and, to get the ball rolling, I have one regarding David Lenigas.

14 April 2016, 10:31 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Fastjet - more bad news from bongo bongo land..the jungle drums play the tits up song

Our resident Fastjet (FJET) owning lunatic Duck & Dive yesterday predicted an RNS from this piece of Turkish imminently claiming that it would show what a "twit" I was with good news. Well D&D was half right there was an RNS. Sadly, for him, it is not good news. Duck remains the twit, I continue to call this one right.

14 April 2016, 10:15 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Optibiotix - Hybridan increases its target price to 106p

Hybridan is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) and so although I agree with its conclusion this note is clearly biased and feel free to ignore it completely. As for Hybridan, like most brokers. its employees should be strung up with piano wire. But for what it is worth.

14 April 2016, 09:32 | By HotStockRockets |

Premaitha - all sorts of fun and games: buy

The shares of Premaitha (NIPT) have been all over the shop since what was a cracking year end trading statement on Monday. The reason is the cackhanded disposal of Rupert Lywood's remaining 17.9% stake. We thought he was locked in following his last dump on 9 March and a statement signed off by broker Finncap. Weasel words. His shares were placed by Finncap at just 6.5p with directors taking some and solid institutions Helium, Henderson and Hargreave Hale taking the rest. The overhang is now gone but boy has it crushed the shares. Without Lywood's "assistance" since last summer we think the shares would be 20p today. But he is now out of the picture.

14 April 2016, 09:22 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Red Flags at Night: Rurelec trading/funding update - ShareProphets RNS Translation Serice

We have known that the Peter Earl AIM-listed train-wreck Rurelec (RUR) has been in some financial difficulty for some time. Mr Earl departed the scene last June, but the fire-fighting for the new board has been on-going ever since. Last night at no-one-is-watching o’clock (4.55pm) the company gave an update on its funding arrangements and trading in what must be a classic case-study for all MBA students on how to deliver bad news. Over to the ShareProphets RNS Translation service for the low-down on last night’s announcement…..

14 April 2016, 09:18 | By Malcolm Stacey |

How to Take a Stake in India's Progress With a Punt on a Port

Hello Share Mashers. Perhaps it’s time we looked at an unusual share which I brought to your attention once or twice last year.Skil Ports and Logistics (SPL) has a big project in the making. This means it cannot make profits now and all our hopes are in the future. But the scheme has real potential in a country which has the attention of the investing world.

13 April 2016, 17:53 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 13 April - Cheap boozing with Lucian Miers at the Conservative Club

Have I mentioned that Finncap are complete and utter bastards? If I forget to do so in this bearcast please refer to my FinnCap and Wandisco special earlier HERE. Lucian is popping over tomorrow but I shall try to record a sober bearcast before he arrives. On today's podcast I look at Fastjet (FJET), Strat Aero (AERO), Premier Foods (PFD), Hellenic Carriers (HCL) and Outsourcery (OUT), the demise of which will certainly be an ouzo o'clock moment.

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13 April 2016, 16:50 | By Steve Moore |

Koovs plc – “received firm indications of interest” for £20 million, but will the jam tomorrow be delivered?

India-focused online fashion retailer Koovs (KOOV) has announced a conditional, including on General Meeting approval, capital raising at 25p per share. This stated to be “part of our planned growth, and will allow us to continue to build our brand, develop our customer offer, and deliver our strategy”. Hmmm…

10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The March edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with why we fight fraud

The March edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, interview with Richard Poulden of PCGE, why we fight fraud & fake news on Channel 4, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, a look at the banksters and much more.

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7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

A One Off: Meet and talk 1-2-1 with Nigel Wray, the man dubbed Britain's Buffett only at UK Investor on April 1

Normally Nigel Wray turns up at UK Investor, talks and leaves. This year - our 15th anniversary party - is different. He will be there from start to finish and when not on stage that opens up a unique opportunity for those attending on April 1. For more than 40 years, Nigel , the man dubbed Britain's Buffett, has been a stockmarket legend for his ability to generate stellar returns not by wild gambling on mining punts or biotech start ups but by rigid value investing. Like the Original Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, Wray is a bottom up value investor who buys and holds. Would you like to know what he thinks is the cheapest share in London? Would you like a one to one chat with Nigel?

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Sponsored by London South East

Well this is a company that will sponsor any old crap and let's face it, 95% of Bulletin Board Morons post on the LSE Asylum. As the countdown to the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) being booted off AIM next week accelerates you kind of sense which stock will be the focus of most entries. The competition rules are simple. Just nominate the daftest post on a BB or on twitter in the comments section below. Once again, our in-house semi-trained loon Wildes is allowed to nominate his own posts. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 26th March. Post away!

7 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

AstraZeneca May Rise If New Drug Launches Come off

One of the big pharmaceuticals which I think will prosper on the misfortunes of millions of people is AstraZeneca (AZN). This is not to say that the company is exploitative. Quite the opposite - its scientists are only trying to help.

7 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

BOS Global – My biggest AIM bugbear: the share price spoof

I haven’t been following BOS Global (BOS) that closely since the comedy gold video I commented on HERE but note the share price has increased quite nicely in recent months, much to my surprise. I noted, however, an acquisition announced yesterday which included the one thing that annoys me more than any other on AIM, the spoof made-up share price for equity issued as consideration for acquisitions. Let me explain.

7 days ago | By Evil Banksta |

The Telit Sea of Red Flags

Telit Communications (TCM) is still the number one most shorted share on AIM, even after releasing final results last Monday that were welcomed by the market and saw the shares soar 14.6% to their peak of 360p on the day.  But with 10.5% of the stock out on loan to the alleged “smartest guys in the City” you have to ask yourself “What exactly am I missing?”  So began my thought process as I sat down to dissect the accounts.  Here are some quick thoughts:

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Charlatan & Snake Oil Salesman Darren Winters slammed by Judge, another thrashing due April 3

Oh dear, the charlatan Darren Winters who has made millions over the past fifteen years conning poor folks into paying vast sums to attend his worthless courses is having a bad start to 2017. First there was a total slating by the ASA for telling lies to win custom, now we can publish the Judges's verdict in a case we backed where Winters tried to exact money with menaces. The Judge was damning.

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

Bad News for WH Ireland - I am "in" on its AGM and so is Jim Bagot

Oh dear, oh dear, I am sorry to have to break the news to WH Ireland (WHI) but a shareholder in the esteemed firm of pensioner muggers has agreed to appoint both myself and Jim Bagot as its "corporate representative" ahead of the AGM on March 30th.

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

And this another reason why folks just can't take ADVFN seriously...its joke awards are announced

The joke awards from ADVFN (AFN) are here again and yet again Brokerman Dan is honoured as the share blogger of the year. Two wins in three years. Nothing to do with him being on the board of delisted & shamed Sefton Resources together with his pals the ADVFN bosses, running an online tipsheet with the ADVFN Chairman this is all down to merit. Oh yes it is. Stop sniggering at the back! Actually it is not the most "interesting" award.

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Earthport – interims argue ‘confidence in continued growth & prospects’, but include a net cash generation warning

Cross-border payments network company Earthport (EPO) is “pleased to announce” results for its half year ended 31st December 2016. This is with stated “highlights” including 5 million transactions (prior year corresponding period: 2.7 million) and payment volume of $7.80 billion (prior year corresponding period: $3.95 billion) – and CEO Hank Uberoi emphasising “confidence in our continued growth and prospects”. Why then are the shares currently more than 8.5% lower, at 24p?...

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Jim Mellon stares out at empty seats Caption Contest - where are the 5,000

The asset strippers who own Master Investor tried to persuade companies exhibiting at Nigel Wray's UK Investor Show to jump ship, promising them that 5,000 attendees would cram into a hall holding less than 3,000 folks. Well here is a photo below of the asset stripper himself, Jim Mellon, staring out on rows of empty seats. In light of that I invite you to examine the photo and offer up a suitable caption. The deadline for entries to be posted in the comments section below, is midnight tonight, Sunday 26th, the day after Master Investor died. RIP.

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

Filthy Forty MoneySwap – another own-goal from Team Stuttard

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play and yet another Lin brothers AIM disaster story MoneySwap (SWAP) has finally released its outstanding FY numbers to March of last year and interims to last September. The shares have been suspended pending results since 21 September last year and under AIM Rule 41 the company had until today to get the suspension lifted or get booted off the Casino. But today we learn that the shares are to remain suspended, yet there is no mention of an impending execution. This is a regulatory shambles – especially when we consider the apparent reasoning.

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Audioboom – BOOM! Discounted fundraising follows bullish ‘KPI’ update earlier this month

Noting the balance sheet position (and related-party transactions) suggested continued caution, I previously updated on spoken-word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) earlier this month as the shares were recovering above 3p on the back of a “First Quarter KPI Update” announcement. Now BOOM – it’s discounted placing ahoy!...

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Wringing the Vicar's Neck, he is a mad Guardian reader

Dad and I got back from the hospital and were sitting down to lunch. water for me, wine for him. After a morning with a range of Shipmans he deserved it. Who should bound in but the vicar from our old village of Byfield. I told him that I had recently written an article about wringing his neck HERE. He then gushed out a stream of left wing views on Trump, Brexit and other matters that were so barking mad that even my Guardian reading father was a bit taken aback. A bitter attack on Uncle Chris Booker was the final straw. No wonder the CofE is going to the dogs.  On the podcast that followed I cover Orogen (ORE) where we are in and backing Adam Reynolds again, Nyota (NYO), Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas Energy (ADL) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).

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6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

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

Eden Research: when will the auditors get some backbone and challenge the carrying value of the intangible assets and the accounting for TerpeneTech?

The principal “assets” of Eden (EDEN) are its intangible assets of £5,290,000 and its investment in joke company TerpeneTech of £923,000 which together represent almost 60% of net assets at 30 September 2016.

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

IQE Results May Be a Buying Opportunity as Shares Dip to Profit-Takers

Hello Share Smackers. After a long - and for me nervous - wait, the full results for IQE (IQE) are in. And as I predicted on this terrific website, the shares fell on the announcement.

10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The March edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with why we fight fraud

The March edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, interview with Richard Poulden of PCGE, why we fight fraud & fake news on Channel 4, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, a look at the banksters and much more.

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Sponsored by London South East

Well this is a company that will sponsor any old crap and let's face it, 95% of Bulletin Board Morons post on the LSE Asylum. As the countdown to the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) being booted off AIM next week accelerates you kind of sense which stock will be the focus of most entries. The competition rules are simple. Just nominate the daftest post on a BB or on twitter in the comments section below. Once again, our in-house semi-trained loon Wildes is allowed to nominate his own posts. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 26th March. Post away!

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Jim Mellon stares out at empty seats Caption Contest - where are the 5,000

The asset strippers who own Master Investor tried to persuade companies exhibiting at Nigel Wray's UK Investor Show to jump ship, promising them that 5,000 attendees would cram into a hall holding less than 3,000 folks. Well here is a photo below of the asset stripper himself, Jim Mellon, staring out on rows of empty seats. In light of that I invite you to examine the photo and offer up a suitable caption. The deadline for entries to be posted in the comments section below, is midnight tonight, Sunday 26th, the day after Master Investor died. RIP.

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 10 crimes folks are getting away with in a top of the market blow-out but they will face a massive backlash

It is the top of the market so a range of City folks are getting away with behaviour which is, at best , utterly unethical. I name names as I list 10 such offences against basic decency and in some cases the law. And I warn those who are guilty that they will face a backlash and I explain why. 

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10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

ONLY FIVE days to go to THE event for anyone interested in making money from shares - BOOK NOW

After Saturday's debacle in Islington, there is clearly just 1 major event to go to for those who want to make money from shares - UK Investor Show. To meet more than 120 growth companies and to hear the most amazing cast of speakers you have to be there on April 1 at the QE2 Centre in London. There is just one show to go to so BOOK NOW and join 3,000 other people who want to make money from shares.

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

This weekend's discounted placing via Primary Bid is Premier African Minerals - deadline 5PM today

This is becoming almost routine. After hours on Friday PrimaryBid announces a material placing opportunity for its members. This weekend it is Premier African Minerals (PREM) which is raising £1.5 million at 0.5p. 

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video Special with the PR genius Steffi & the Sith Lord Zak Mir - undeclared Commercial Interests Special

I really should not be giving the oxygen of publicity to the half witted duo that is PR Genius Steffi and Sith Lord Zak "Judas" Mir but just to point out how corrupt they are here goes - if you are made of stern stuff there is a video below..

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

FRAUD Cloudtag...some morons are on the pitch, they think it's all over....IT IS NOW

Cloudtag (CTAG) has fessed up to dismal results and to the fact that it cannot get a Nomad to act for it and sign off on its lies and thus its shares will be booted off the AIM casino tonight. It talks of a relisting in the future but then it was telling us just the other day that it would get a new Nomad. But having had since January 10 it has failed. No one will act for this fraud. It is game over.

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

How to Profit in a Sideways Market for gold

Gold seems to be tracking sideways pro tem but that does not mean that gold shares will track sideways too. You can make big returns in such a climate claims Steve Todoruk a senior figure within Sprott, the world's leading investor in resource stocks. Steve opines:

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20 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - sitting in Shipston it is Cloudtag day! Where is the ouzo Dad?

It seems as if  my father has drunk all the ouzo. Who can blame him? But how will I celebrate if the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is booted off AIM today? Join in the fun with our Cloudtag termination clock HERE. Elsewhere I look at Bowleven (BLVN), gosh I loathe its management team, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), also run by tossers, and Strategic Equity Capital (SEC).

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22 hours ago | By Waseem Shakoor |

Frontera Resources - A Lesson From Masters In Spin

I owe a lot of my success in investing to Steve Nicandros, CEO of Frontera Resources (FRR), having spoken to him in great detail about his company and investing a lot of money in it as a result.

2 days ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Ariana – landmark first gold/silver pour at Kiziltepe

AIM-listed gold and silver in Turkey play Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced the first gold/silver pour at its new joint venture Kiziltepe plant in Turkey. It has been a long road but this marks the moment when Ariana completes the transition from explorer to producer – cracking news for head honcho Kerim Sener and his team. So what now?

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

Advanced Oncotherapy - Spooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooof

Ho ho ho. Even as it faces insolvency those wags at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) do so with a sense of humour as they try to spoof us all with news of an even more desperate financing which will keep the lights on until late June. Dr Michael Sinclair you should go on the stage. You really are a hoot.

10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored (for the last time?) by Cloudtag

Tension is mounting for those of us who follow the AIM fraud of the year that is Cloudtag (CTAG). Will any Nomad be so desperate for money that it agrees to act for this company and sign off on its lies? We will find out very soon indeed. So, perhaps for the last time, this contest is in honour of the Onitor groupies. As ever the rules are simple: Just nominate the Bulletin Board post, tweet or video starring the Sith Lord Zak "Judas" Mir that displays complete insanity by posting it in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 2nd April. Post away...

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20 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of Week winner - gosh I shall miss Cloudtag

The fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is almost certain to be booted off the AIM casino tonight. I will also miss it such have been the deranged comments that it has prompted. Last week's contest was sposnored by the LSE Asylum and generated stacks of quality entries as you can see HERE. But the winner, spotted by Warun Boofit was in a class of its own as you can see below

2 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Big Sofa: US expansion - things looking very good! More big share price gains to come

We are already well ahead on this share tip. But we can still see it doubling from here!

2 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Unfortunate timing for Premier African placing - following ramp podcast earlier that day!

Premier African Minerals (PREM) was a company that I had high hopes for a couple of years back, but since then it has largely failed to live up to expectations on the operational front – especially in terms of producing revenue.

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