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Monday 1 May 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


29 April 2017, 09:53 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Why I Think You Might Care to Ride the Bull a Bit Longer

Hello Share Squinters. With another boring bank holiday on our plate, when the stock market can provide us with no daily thrills, it’s an opportunity to look at the macro world of share shifting. And despite the many voices who say that shares are overbought and cruising for a bruising, I add a word of caution about selling too soon.

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28 April 2017, 16:04 | By Steve Moore |

Hayward Tyler – Takeover Panel extension, loan repayment can again kicked slightly further down the road

Engineering group Hayward Tyler (HAYT) has updated on its bank facilities and that, at its request, the Takeover Panel has consented to an extension of the deadline for a possible offer for the company by Avingtrans plc…

28 April 2017, 16:04 | By ShareProphets |

Rick Rule: This Bull Market in Gold Is in its Infancy, A Lot Of Money Is About to Be Made!

Rick Rule of the world's biggest resource investors, Sprott, is bullish He sees a very interesting market, which flirted with an upside breakout, that failed. He feels the GDXJ took quite a hit, damaging momentum traders expectations, in the near term that damage will likely increase. The opportunity this summer is in capital that is increasingly supplied by the ETF’s, towards the GDXJ components. The non GDXJ components are left lagging and that could be an arbitrage opportunity. You should see mergers and acquisitions with the components acquiring the non-components.

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28 April 2017, 10:59 | By Steve Moore |

PhotonStar LED – shares 'roof it' on a “proposed roll out” announcement. Hmmm…

Shares in PhotonStar LED (PSL) are currently roofing it on the back of a “Proposed roll out of Halcyon IoT platform” announcement. Let’s review…

28 April 2017, 09:10 | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Reach4Entertainment - 2016 results show growth, but there’s a sting in the tail

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that “we are enthusiastic about the growth prospects that our new initiatives will bring”, although there is somewhat of a sting in the tail…

28 April 2017, 09:10 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Petropavlovsk - Q1 2017 production results further boost shares

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced first quarter of 2017 production results supporting a level of production towards the top end of the 2017 forecast of 420,000-460,000 ounces of gold…

28 April 2017, 09:10 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy draws second tranche of Bracknor funds but who is paying for what at Harley Street?

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has announced this morning the drawdown of the second tranche of £1.3 million (nominal - £1.235 million after the 5% discount) on its convertible loan note (aka death spiral) package with Bracknor. Good news – the lights will stay on for a few weeks extra. But the second half of the statement is a bit of a puzzle, raising more questions than it seemingly tries to answer.

28 April 2017, 09:07 | By Tom Winnifrith |

House Price crash on the way? New data from Nationwide

I told you so. Many times. Property is a global asset class. The price of top-end properties in London is linked to those in San Francisco, New York & Vancouver. And the Chelsea ripple means that where London leads the rest of the UK follows. Put simply, if smug bastards in Islington cannot cash in their flats they won't be buying townhouses in Clifton, Bristol. And if smug bastards there can't cash in they wont be buying small houses for their ghastly brats in poorer parts of Bristol. Etc. etc. etc.

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28 April 2017, 08:18 | By Darren Atwater |

New Caption Contest: UKIP's Paul Nutter confirms he is standing in General Election edition

Caption this polished politician in the comments below. The deadline is midnight tonight.

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28 April 2017, 07:51 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Whirling Merlin Adds a Magic Touch with Themed Hotels

Hello Share Swappers. I’m not sure whether I’ve ever commended Merlin Entertainments (MERL) to your further examination, so let me do so now.

27 April 2017, 14:04 | By Steve Moore |

Richoux – review as shares crash on full-year results announcement

I looked at Richoux Group (RIC) in October – review as shares soar on appointment of founder and former CEO of Prezzo – and today note the shares currently more than 27% lower, at 20p, on the back of a results announcement for the company’s year ended 25th December 2016...

27 April 2017, 10:57 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Zac "The Knife" Phillips goes for Green Dragon - warns equity may be worthless, calls for management change

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:

27 April 2017, 10:56 | By HotStockRockets |

Kefi - another box ticked - all on track for construction 2017: Buy

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."

27 April 2017, 10:49 | By Steve Moore |

NCC Group – "Trading update", adjusted EBITDA ‘in line with expectations’. Hmmm…

“Trading update” announcement from NCC Group (NCC) opens with that “the group continues to trade in line with the board's expectations for full year Adjusted EBITDA, as announced on 21 February 2017”. Hmmm, adjusted EBITDA you say and what was that announced on 21st February?...

27 April 2017, 10:45 | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Petropavlovsk - 2016 results help shares higher: far more to go

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…

27 April 2017, 08:28 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy – another spoof from the kings of spoofery as this time Exec Chairman buys

Well that explains it then! Yesterday I noted my amazement that AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) had issued yet another ramparoonie director share purchase RNS on Tuesday and that the shares had raced back above not only the all-important 27.5p mark, but above 30p. Now we know why: Executive Chairman Dr Michael Sinclair was in the market filling his boots with 200,000 shares  at an average price of 30.44p. Shame he didn’t pile in when the shares were hovering around the 26p mark so as to save himself a few quid.

27 April 2017, 08:28 | By HotStockRockets |

Concepta Results - where are the China sales? Buy: fireworks ahead

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.

27 April 2017, 08:28 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Cloudtag AGM: rats jump ship, Lyin' Amit lies again and no mention of (lack of) cash - what's not to like?

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?

27 April 2017, 08:27 | By Darren Atwater |

General Election Caption Contest Winner: Unerringly accurate photo

There were a lot of funny entries in this Caption Contest, and it was a pleasure to have such plentiful options. Yet, this caption stood out.

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27 April 2017, 08:27 | By Gary Newman |

Another decent update from Sylvania Platinum

I’ve been a fan of Sylvania Platinum (SLP) since early last year and during that time the share price has doubled, and the latest operations update has certainly done nothing to alter my view of the company.

30 April 2017, 10:18 | 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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25 April 2017, 12:08 | 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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24 April 2017, 08:26 | 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.

24 April 2017, 08:12 | By Malcolm Stacey |

I'd Like to Be In Amerisur. Well, Actually I Already Am

Hello Share Snappers. It’s a bit disconcerting when you elect a share to bring to your notice and then find it appears on the list of most shorted shares on this stupendous website.

24 April 2017, 08:14 | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

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24 April 2017, 08:20 | 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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24 April 2017, 08:27 | 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.

24 April 2017, 08:18 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Andalas - ramptastic news: in case you forgot it needs £500,000 (which it hasn't got) by Friday

Another day and another ramptastic "Operations Update" from Andalas Energy (ADL). Operations is a bit of a strong word as Andalas does not really have any. It should really have been "Jam Tomorrow" update but then again tomorrow suggests the jam may arrive which, given the track record of this dog, looks unlikely. What will arrive on Friday is a demand for £500,000 and as Andalas has sod all cash and is burning what it has at a rate of knots that is a bit of a problem. Oddly this is not mentioned in today's RNS.

24 April 2017, 08:30 | 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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30 April 2017, 10:18 | By Darren Atwater |

25 April 2017, 08:16 | By Gary Newman |

Fishing Republic: Impressive growth but still looks expensive

Fishing Republic (FISH) is a company that I have been keeping a close eye on ever since it first listed on AIM back in June 2015 and, although I find it hard to see value at the current market cap, it is showing signs that it could grow into it.

24 April 2017, 12:00 | 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…

25 April 2017, 08:05 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Fancy Supporting the Iron Lady of Switzerland? Have a Look at Glencore

Hello Share Gallumpers. One of my longtime shares is Glencore (GLEN). Hitherto, it’s been a disaster for me. Though a boost in mining share in recent times is turning the corner for me.

24 April 2017, 12:10 | 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”

25 April 2017, 08:36 | 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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25 April 2017, 08:41 | 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”.

30 April 2017, 10:18 | 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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30 April 2017, 10:18 | By Darren Atwater |

29 April 2017, 10:15 | By Cynical Bear |

Nektan – Why I despise the Daily Mail: Reason no. 423

I know I shouldn’t have too much sympathy for the retired bigots that read the Daily Mail but its recent tipping of Nektan (NKTN), which will no doubt cost its loyal readers a few quid, is yet another reason to boycott the rag.

29 April 2017, 10:03 | By HotStockRockets |

Kefi VAT Refund - Good news in two ways: Buy at up to 6.5p, target 13p+

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has announced that it has finally received a VAT refund from the Ethiopian Government of $1.3 million - call that £800,000. This is good news for two reasons.

30 April 2017, 10:08 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Malcolm Stacey talking bollocks: ShareProphets Translation Service

Malcolm Stacey yesterday offered up a bank holiday sermon on why shares are heading higher and on economics. Sadly old Getafix operates in a post fact era and thus you can read his original article HERE but, since my co-poisoner here in Greece is "feeling unwell" after a late night, I have the time to offer up a translation. My comments are in bold.

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30 April 2017, 10:18 | By Lucy Wray |

Lucy Wray: UK Investor 2017 the biggest & most exciting yet - Great reasons to book NOW for April 21 2018!

UK Investor Show 2017 was three weeks ago and was our biggest event yet. The 15th anniversary party got rave reviews from attendees. But fear not the 16th show , UK Investor 2018 on April 21 will be even bigger and better and there are compelling reasons to book your seats NOW.

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29 April 2017, 10:02 | By ShareProphets |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 28/04/2017

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...

30 April 2017, 10:17 | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Concepta at 17p offer: Last chance to Buy: fireworks ahead - target 28p to sell

Concepta (CPT) has been a slow burner but we are well ahead on this share tip with the shares now at 16.6p-17p.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. But you won't need to wait long. There are fireworks coming soon.

29 April 2017, 09:53 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Why I Think You Might Care to Ride the Bull a Bit Longer

Hello Share Squinters. With another boring bank holiday on our plate, when the stock market can provide us with no daily thrills, it’s an opportunity to look at the macro world of share shifting. And despite the many voices who say that shares are overbought and cruising for a bruising, I add a word of caution about selling too soon.

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30 April 2017, 10:17 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Now is the time to buy gold stocks and don't rule out a Le Pen victory

I'm not so sure about his call on the French Election but gold commentator Louis James makes a persuasive case for exposure to the yellow metal in this week's podcast from Palisade Capital. He argues that we have turned the corner and it’s onwards and upwards from here. When gold takes out $1400 a lot of the bears will quiet down. Now is the time to get in near the ground floor, while we still in the initial stages of a major bull run that will put 2011 to shame.

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29 April 2017, 10:14 | By Lucian Miers |

Sell Restaurant Group, 353p does not reflect the risks

Restaurant Group (RTN), owner of the Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito brands, has been struggling to turn itself around for a while now as it attempts to combat falling sales and somewhat tired brands.

29 April 2017, 10:14 | By Darren Atwater |

New General Election Caption Contest: A bearded, terrorist loving, commie lunatic we all despise - and the other man is Gerry Adams

Caption this meeting between knees-up enthusiast Jeremy Corbyn and knees-alternative enthusiast Gerry Adams.  The deadline is midnight Sunday.

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29 April 2017, 10:00 | By ShareProphets |

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end April update

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

30 April 2017, 10:14 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Golden Saint - now 8,822,256,582 shares in issue after latest bailout placing - what is the AIM shares in issue record?

Another day and another bailout placing from Golden Saint Resources (GSR) leaves it with 8,822,256,582 shares in issue. Floated at 10p, the shares are now 0.02p but how close is it to the record books?

30 April 2017, 10:17 | By Steve Moore |

MySQUAR Limited – Sky high finance costs and even bigger deficiency in shareholders’ funds

In its interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2016, AIM Casino posterboy MySQUAR (MYSQ) disclosed that it had prepayments under current assets of $174,428 and also prepayments recorded under non-current assets of $557,840 i.e. total prepayments of $733,268 or some 67% of total assets. Typically prepayments relate to payments made on property and related utilities or trade subscriptions for services covering a period extending past the year end and usually represent a tiny amount of total assets of a company and typically do not extend beyond one year. 

29 April 2017, 10:00 | By Cynical Bear |

Papillon Holdings – Surprise, surprise, the crap deal has come back to haunt them

This week was always going to throw up a few horrors with it being results week for a whole load of the Sub-Standard Shockers XI. I will do a round-up of some of the other comedic moments from the various announcements over the long weekend but Papillon Holdings (PPHP), which failed to get its results out at all, deserves a special mention.

30 April 2017, 10:17 | By ShareProphets |

Damn the Deficits, Huge Tax Cuts Ahead!

Donald Trump is promising the biggest tax cuts in US history. Reaganomics on steroids. But can the US afford it given its gaping deficit and debt? Over to libertarian gold bug and hero of the people Peter Schiff...

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