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


28 June 2016, 10:27 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

SyQic - now shares suspended, is the CEO playing it straight?

Cynical Bear has already covered the stinking pus filled boil that is the bid for SyQic (SYQ) by its own CEO Jamal Hassim. Today it just got even smellier with the suspension of the shares.

28 June 2016, 10:00 | By Tom Winnifrith |

IGAS shares sliding but the best (for the bears) is yet to come

Armageddon It. I'm a getting it...maybe the morons are finally getting it as IGAS shares are now firmly on the slide, down 6% at 13.25p to sell at the time of writing. But for we bears the best is yet to come.

28 June 2016, 09:07 | By Graham Neary |

Fastjet - Bailout Fundraising underway, now reliant on new investors

Fastjet (FJET) has its AGM and general meeting later this morning, at which the EasyGroup special resolution to oust the Chairman will be put to shareholders. Ahead of that, we have a trading update which confirms the bearish stance held on this website for the past several months.

28 June 2016, 08:47 | By Gary Newman |

Cloudtag is hugely overpriced at this stage

However interesting you find the technology of Cloudtag (CTAG), I struggle to see how that can justify anywhere near the current market valuation for the company of more than £18 million at this stage.

28 June 2016, 08:46 | By Lucian Miers |

Challenge to Robert Price of Highlands Natural Resources

Tom Winnifrith and I have covered Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) in some detail as the list of disgraceful shenanigans gets longer by the day - the latest revelations at the weekend were a killer and anyone holding after reading THIS is now demonstrably insane.

28 June 2016, 08:39 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

EXCLUSIVE: Shocker from Tern – Flexiant goes bust, but when did Tern know it had lost its money?

For all of yesterday’s ramping over Device Authority (formerly Cryptosoft) a big question mark is being hoisted over AIM-listed investment company Tern plc (TERN) after the arrival of some confidential documents at Deputy Sheriff Towers. It appears that Tern has been somewhat tardy with ‘fessing up to losses on its first investment, Flexiant Corporation Ltd. Oh dear….this looks poor. Very poor indeed.

28 June 2016, 08:27 | By Cynical Bear |

Papillon Holdings – a new addition to the Sub-Standard Shockers XI squad…..but will it fly?

I’ll be honest with you, the Sub-Standard Shockers XI squad is always in need of bolstering with its plethora of suspensions, so I was thrilled to see the announcement last Friday of Papillon Holdings (PPHP) coming to the market via the Standard Segment of the Official List. However, I still needed to assess whether it was fit enough to get in to the team.

28 June 2016, 08:09 | By Cynical Bear |

Craven House Capital: the astonishing RNS’s continue – now raising a further $150m - REALLY!

I have a simple rule when it comes to AIM investing. If I cannot fathom what is happening, then I stay clear and Craven House Capital (CRV), that I have covered a number of times HERE, is a great example as it has issued yet another RNS that leaves me equally astonished and baffled.

28 June 2016, 08:06 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Teathers – where did 3 million shares suddenly appear from on the eve of EGM?

I just love Companies House. You can flick through so many companies in just a few moments and last night I came across a share allotment filing for ex-AIM Casino stock Teathers Financial (TEA) which turned up out of the blue only yesterday, and was filed on 25 June 2016 – just two days after Justin Drummond stepped down from the board. It seems that 3.05 million shares were issued on 29 Sept 2015. So why does this smell so badly of anchovy-stuffed rotting kippers?

28 June 2016, 08:05 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Shall Shell Shares Soar? Sure They Should. (Trying Saying That Aloud)

Hello Share Cats. One thing the Brexit vote hasn’t attacked so far is the oil price. Well, Brent did go down a tiny fraction, but hardly worth noticing. And that could be due to world factors, anyway. Which reminds me that Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) has risen for the two trading days since the Big Vote result was announced. I am a giant holder of Shell oil. It is the biggest lump in my portfolio. I already held a lot of Shell shares.  Then it gobbled up BG and part of that deal was its handing over even more Shell stock.

27 June 2016, 15:24 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

ValiRx – GM called as shareholders asked to vote again on pre-emption rights

I highlighted yesterday that it seemed to me that the failure of shareholders in AIM-listed cancer-buster ValiRx to pass a special resolution at last week’s AGM to disapply pre-emption rights cast a bit of a shadow over the company’s funding arrangements. In a move straight out of the EU rulebook on democracy, shareholders are to be given the (ahem) opportunity to vote again in the hope of coming up with the right answer this time.

27 June 2016, 15:24 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Currency Debasement as the Real Driver Behind Gold & Brexit good news

We have had the deepest and longest decline in the history of commodity equity markets. Just recently we have confirmed a breakout in the space and there is much more room to run. The pattern is similar to 2002 where the mining stocks doubled and everybody thought they had missed the boat, when in reality there were years of powerful gains ahead.

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27 June 2016, 12:09 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - how much does a fishing rod cost?

I ask that question just to make a point about discretionary consumer spending and as part of a discussion about Fishing Republic (FISH). I also cover Domino's Pizza (DOM),  Biome (BIOM), Foxtons (FOXT), EasyJet (EZJ) as well as more post Brexit coverage following up on points made at the weekend HERE 

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27 June 2016, 11:31 | By Tom Winnifrith |

If you missed it - Tom Winnifrith recording as lightning strikes his house in Greece

If you are not one of our weekend readers you may have missed the drama of the thunderstorm in Greece which hit my house. As I recorded the Saturday bearcast lightning hit the small hovel in which I live in the Taygetus mountains. It is all too audible in the podcast.

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27 June 2016, 11:07 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Highlands Natural Resources wont answer damning Mendell evidence so talks Helium Horseshit instead

Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) is refusing to comment on the damning weekend expose HERE and hence its shares are tanking again - to 23.5p. It can stay silent on this matter but that just makes its shares even more uninvestable than before. I wonder if the regulators have got around to asking all about it yet? Instead, Highlands has published some total horseshit on its Helium assets it bought on 8 June 2016 for $91,050.73 and sold eight days later for £4 million in shares and £240,000 in cash in a bogus deal with Opera (OPRA) - HERE

27 June 2016, 10:13 | By David Scott |

The start of the beginning, Golden times and a DIY recession

I have said for a long time that accommodative monetary policy completely removes the burden from politicians that would require them to actually make difficult decisions around fiscal reforms, and now Standard & Poor's is saying the same thing.

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27 June 2016, 09:57 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Poor Jocasta & Rupert are going to get fired - Foxtons Profits Warning (blames BoJo)

Oh dear, all those posh kids who were too thick to do anything else and ended up working at upmarket London Estate Agents Foxtons are going to get fired. It is almost P45 time for the young toffs as a dreadful profits warning is out today which, utterly unfairly, blames Brexit. Bloody Boris Johnson. He's not only screwed half the woman in London now he's fucked Foxton's too. The rotter.

27 June 2016, 09:18 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

African Potash shares crash - next stop 0.3p as exercised warrants are dumped, then onto 0p

Death spiral providers Bergen are vultures. They are not nice folks. They are not long term investors. But they are not dumb either. They know that shares in African Potash (AFPO) are set to crash and so today Bergen has exercised 63.7 million warrants at 0.3p under some old deal it had. Oh dear. The shares will be admitted to trading on Wednesday but Bergen won't be waiting for then. Oh no.

27 June 2016, 08:49 | By Graham Neary |

Empiric Student Property - Navigating Brexit and interest rate uncertainty

Crossing the radar this morning is a Brexit-related trading update from Empiric Student Property (ESP). This is a new-ish REIT which has been listed for only two years. It has been a fairly steady performer so far, although the share price swung wildly around the referendum news.

27 June 2016, 08:34 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Catch Dominic Frisby on Tax in Edinburgh, I'm reminded of Mark Steyn on the Diary of Anne Frank

The UK Investor speaker, Moneyweek columnist and gold guru and professional comedian Dominic Frisby sends me a flyer for his gigs at the Edinburgh Festival. Unlike some want to be writers, such as Ben Turney who are accidental comedians in that we just laugh at them, Dominic really is a professional comedian and is very funny so if you are in Edinburgh this year go see him. His main gig is Tax!

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3 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

The June edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - 5 share Tips, voting guide, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins

The June edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three resource shares to buy,  two more share tips, a voting guide for investors, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins a special offer expiring on June 14 and much more.

 
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3 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by David Lenigas on steroids

The prize is a cheap one way flight to Mars organised by Elon Musk a promoter who makes David Lenigas seem bashful and understated. The challenge: We're looking for exemplary examples of sheer stupidity from those founts of brilliance; LSE.co.uk, III.co.uk and ADVFN.co.uk. The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 25 June.

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6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas in action on the Weald Basin caption contest

It seems that little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was hosting anyone who was interested at the company's site at Broadford Bridge on the Weald Basin. Just last week the Old Bill were arresting local protestors near the drill pad, so what is little Steve saying now? Suitable captions in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight please.

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Not on #dayofrage - is that because you are, as usual, on #dayofwage?

As I write a couple of thousand protesters are marching through London demanding, inter alia: an end to ethnic cleansing in London (could have fooled me), an end to cuts in public spending ( don't let the facts spoil the story) and that Mrs May's useless Government be overthrown ( how democratic). So why are you not on the demo?

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7 days ago | By Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit |

The UK consumer is not in a complete stupor says Whitbread

Is the UK consumer completely shot? For the last year we have had a waxing and waning in views from 'the experts' on this. The reality is that it depends who you talk to but, biggest picture, what is needed is a great product, attractive marketing and a base underlying need. I last chatted through the Whitbread (WTB) investment case in late January, where I concluded that the stock was still worth a punt...

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Here's One For Plastic Palace Alice - A One Year Profit-Doubler

Hello Share Smudgers. Companies which manufacture plastic bits and pieces have done rather well in my bag in recent years. But one I have not so far touched, yet ought to do so soon, is Carclo (CAR).

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

InterQuest – attempted robber barons respond to Defence Document, admit their offer “constrained”…

Lambasted for a “materially undervalues” 42p per share offer, the InterQuest (ITQ) attempted management buyout team at Chisbridge Ltd has made a “Response to Defence Document”

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Hornby – major holder’s purchase means a mandatory cash offer

Last month saw a regime change General Meeting requisition withdrawn at Hornby (HRN) and now the major shareholder, Phoenix, has unconditionally agreed to acquire the rebel’s (New Pistoia Income’s) shares – seeing it required to make a mandatory cash offer for the whole company...

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Paul Scott's fucktard follower will always lose & should you sell all your oil shares?

Okay this really is the last one until September. But I have packed and am ready to travel and am bored, so here goes one more time. First up I discuss those who always blame others for their lack of profits, citing some twitter chum of the great Paul Scott. Then as Brent plunges through $45 I discuss why it is falling, where it will go next and if you should sell all your shares. The answer is a very selective no.

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6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Luke Johnson speaks up for we terrified entrepreneurs

Luke Johnson will be among the star speakers at UK Investor Show 2018. Those with a golden ticket will also get to hear him in conversation with Nigel Wray at the Saracens evening the Wednesday beforehand - that will be a battle of the pizza men, a real treat - more details HERE. In his Sunday Times column last weekend he echoed my post-election gloom about how we entrepreneurs should feel terrified - HERE. It is brilliant stuff. Frankly Luke is THE reason to buy the Sunday Times. Luke opines:

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6 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Highlands Natural Resources: Results out - fun over - bubble bursting - get out

I’m no longer surprised how stocks that, in my view, are inherently worthless or at least worth a fraction of their current share price can stay at such a high price or so long but I think the bubble is bursting, and gravity is taking hold, at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) with a shocking set of results released yesterday. Let’s have a look at the “highlights”!

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

Lies, smears & blackmail: Loathsome Rita tries to cling on at Magnolia Petroleum

Less than lovely Rita Whittingham is doing her utmost to cling onto the gravy train for her and her relatives which is Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). You will remember that there are moves to oust the proven failure and install one director from Nostra Terra (NTOG), Evan Ainsworth, and an independent director, Zac "The Knife" Phillips, the City's No 1 oil analyst. This would not be a change of control as Rita asserts since The Knife is independent, but a much needed boardroom clearout. Now to the defence document which is worthy of Jeffrey Archer. It is just low grade fiction.

6 days ago | By Andre Brand |

My advice to the next Chancellor

I have to confess to being very depressed over the course of the last few months. I think the depression has actually been increasing and I put it all down to media and politics.

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

Naibu – SHOCKER filthy forty update and litigation news. Who's in the frame?

Out of the blue this morning, we have had an update from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Naibu. This was an obvious fraud and delisted in 2015 when the money stopped flowing and Houyan Lin disappeared. But the board decided to stand up to be counted. They may have been taken in and signed off on all sorts of lies, but they have been pursuing the case and today have also announced that viable legal causes of action look to exist to go after certain of the various professional advisers who were involved at the time of the flotation.

5 days ago | By Steve Moore |

The People's Operator – “Make a call, make a change”… shareholders make a loss…

“The People's Operator (TPOP), the cause-based commercial mobile virtual network operator, is pleased to announce its full year results for the period ended 31 December 2016”. Hmmm, these being announced approaching six months after the year-end – rarely a good sign…

5 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Imagination Technologies – shares jump on commencement of formal sale process, though “remains in dispute with Apple”

Shares in Imagination Technologies (IMG) have currently recovered more than 17%, to 145p, on the back of a “Commencement of formal sale process” announcement…

28 June 2017, 08:26 | By ShareProphets |

The June edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - 5 share Tips, voting guide, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins

The June edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three resource shares to buy,  two more share tips, a voting guide for investors, and where to emigrate if the wrong party wins a special offer expiring on June 14 and much more.

 
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28 June 2017, 08:26 | By Corbyn's pal Darren Atwater |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by Paul "Queenie" McManus PR to London's worst frauds & AIM trash

Queenie smears journalists and spins for all the worst companies on the casino from fraudsters Eden to Advanced Oncotherapy to Norfolk's finest Fusionex. He truly is a posterboy for AIM and thus a fitting sponsor for this week's contest.  The challenge: We're looking for exemplary examples of sheer stupidity from those founts of brilliance; the Bulletin Board Morons who dwell on the cesspits that are LSE.co.uk, III.co.uk and ADVFN.co.uk. The deadline to post your entries in the comments section below is midnight, Sunday 2 July.

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27 June 2017, 08:11 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Exclusive: The full Slater & Gordon High Court Claim against Watchstone for £537m - damning on Rob Fielding, David Curry & the lies Quindell told

Slater & Gordon (SGH) spunked £649 million on buying the worthless, fraudulent assets of Quindell (QPP) in 2015, a deal that has seen its shareholders suffer a 99% wipeout. It has now filed a UK High Court claim against Watchstone (WTG), Quenron as was for £637 million and we have obtained the papers and, in a major scoop, publish the Claim in full below.

27 June 2017, 10:02 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Saffron Energy - The City's No 1 oil analyst Zac Phillips sticks his knife in and he has a point

I tipped shares in Saffron Energy (SRON) but urged folks to take profits some months ago. The shares were then 8p+ having listed at 5p. In recent weeks the shares have slithered back towards that 5p and I have been urged by folks to re-tip. I resisted that urge. Something was wrong. Now we all know what some folks have clearly known for a while, what the problem is.

26 June 2017, 11:19 | By David Scott |

Mother Of All Bubbles - there is no such thing as a free lunch

It typically takes about a 5% cut in US interest rates to fight bad US recessions and it was even worse after the Lehman crash in 2008. The Fed ran out of ammunition after 4.75% points and had to flood the system with liquidity by printing money. The total was, in artificial terms, the same as an 8.5% cut in rates. Currently the Fed has just 1% of cuts to play with in a crisis and in addition more QE is looking unlikely with both a growing electoral backlash and the fact that the two new Fed members suggested by the Trump administration, Randal Quarles and Marvin Goodfriend, are both staunch conservatives and very hostile to QE. This means the Fed may have to fight the next downturn with little in its arsenal.

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27 June 2017, 08:14 | By HotStockRockets |

Concepta - CEO buys a not un-trivial amount of shares: Follow suit

It is good to see a CEO putting his money where his mouth is and the share purchase by Erik Henau should also scotch the silly rumours that a placing is imminent. The Concepta (CPT)  head honcho has purchased 80,000 shares at 12.175p. He now owns 293,333 shares so in that context this is a decent purchase. We'd hope to see more boardroom buying soon but expect also to see more hard news on order flow very soon.

27 June 2017, 10:03 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Advanced Oncotherapy – Annual Report published: Guess what?????

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has released its full Annual Report. Having looked yesterday at a few things I thought it would be worth a second look – especially in the light of a clean audit report from RPG Crouch Chapman. Mea culpa to myself and Tom who expected something different, but hang on a minute…

27 June 2017, 08:13 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Strat Aero - reality setting in - do not BUY!

I warned you in explicit terms yesterday that the doubling of the Strat Aero (AERO) share price to 0.14p on the back of results which can best be described as a shit sandwich with dollops of jam tomorrow on top, was not justified. The shares have now slumped back to 0.09p-0.11p (TW 7, BBMs 0 once again) but do not BUY now for there are still deluded fools abroad.

28 June 2017, 08:33 | By ShareProphets |

You may know Tom the fraudbuster but what about the man who makes you money from value investing shares tips - act TODAY!

You may know Tom Winnifrith as the man who exposes fraud on AIM and gets a stack of death threats and lawyers letters for his troubles. Just on Tuesday he has published a massive exclusive on Quindell, the biggest London stockmarket fraud for 30 years, and a con the regulators thanked him for exposing. That breaking news is HERE.

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27 June 2017, 10:20 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Mayan Energy the dog has a new trick but it makes no sense at all - coke & hookers better value

Another day and another director walks, a new strategy is adopted and yet more confetti is issued by AIM casino uber dog Mayan Energy (MYN), formally the hound known as Northcote Energy. But this latest move just makes no sense at all. Let me explain with a little bit of help from a friend....

26 June 2017, 11:20 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Strat Aero - shares double on results but the company is almost bust - placing ahoy!

Shares in Strat Aero (AERO) have almost doubled today to 0.14p which amazing as the final results for calendar 2016 are out and are utterly crap. Okay they are less crap than 2015 but they are crap and indicate that the company must be as near as damn it, bust. Yes we are promised more jam tomorrow but before we get there surely it is placing ahoy?

26 June 2017, 14:35 | By Steve Moore |

WANdisco – share price recovery continues on Silicon Valley Bank announcement

Shares in ‘big data’ company WANdisco (WAND) are continuing a recovery on the latest news of an agreement with Silicon Valley Bank.

27 June 2017, 12:41 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Servision - how do you keep lots of idiots in suspense? We'll tell its shareholders on Friday

Worthless AIM listed piece of excrement Servision (SEV) always seems to report its results at the last possible moment to avoid suspension on the casino. In 2016 calendar 2015 numbers (piss poor) arrived on the 30 June deadline day. For 2016 its a slam dunk bet that the numbers (piss poor) will arrive this Friday on deadline day. Why is that? 

26 June 2017, 11:20 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Britpop Trivia Sheriff of AIM |

Video: A song for Phil Letts and his ghastly Mrs...

I see shares in Blur (BLUR) are tanking again. Quelle suprise - given that it could be tits up time in three weeks. Anyhow for Phil Letts and his fellow grossly overpaid director his Mrs a song to brighten up the day. Natch as I think happily to a concert way back then in a summer's evening in Mile End Park, it's by Blur...  To The End!

27 June 2017, 08:10 | By Malcolm Stacey |

It's Raining Cats and Dogs for the Vet with 20 Million Patients

Hello Share Buglers. If you have cats like me, or dogs, you’ll be painfully aware of how much vets charge these days. I’m sure they need years of training and the drugs they use don’t get any cheaper, but the price I pay for two daily tablets to keep my cat’s thyroid problem at bay is rather unnerving.

28 June 2017, 08:06 | By HotStockRockets |

Minoan - Yes it can now develop Cave Sidero - we are off to the races: Yamas!

It has taken more than two decades and exposed the Greek planning system for the total joke that it is but Minoan (MIN) now has the all clear to go ahead and develop the spectacular Cave Sidero site in North East Crete.

27 June 2017, 08:12 | By Steve Moore |

Blur Group – significant shareholder selling following Friday’s A-Grade corporate horse spouting

“Holding(s) in Company” announcement in Blur Group (BLUR) of a transaction on Friday – the day in which at 7am it released an “Update on financing, business plan and trading”