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Thursday 27 April 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


8 May 2016, 14:19 | By Tom Winnifrith |

UK Investor Show video: Amanda Van Dyke why to back small gold shares & how to value them

This was - not surprisingly - a well attended breakout session at UK Investor. My friend Amanda Van Dyke explains why you should invest in gold shares and how to value them. Enjoy.

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8 May 2016, 13:42 | By Cynical Bear |

FastForward – the interesting case of The Diabetic Foot Company

Having been critical of the Lorne Abony show and FastForward innovation’s (FFWD) recent investments in Vemo and Schoold in my last piece HERE, I thought I’d take a closer look at one of the earlier investments, The Diabetic Foot Company (“DBC”), as, funnily enough, related parties raise their ugly head again there too.

8 May 2016, 13:38 | By Amanda Van Dyke |

Gold bull market to run for four more years

Tocqueville Gold Fund manager, John Hathaway is convinced the gold bottom is behind us simply because of the lack of people involved in the sector outside the core long term investors. Silver is an excellent indicator of investor sentiment and its slow rise relative to gold shows the mainstream is still far from being on board. There is still a long way to run with the bull market, at least another 4 years.

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8 May 2016, 12:58 | By Graham Neary |

Burberry - Investing for Growth to 2030

The FT reported this week that Burberry is considering the appointment of a senior manager to assist CEO Christopher Bailey (who also acts as Chief Creative Officer), although the company itself declined to comment. In my view, the negative commentary which occasionally haunts Burberry’s share price can provide some attractive and relatively straightforward buying opportunities.

8 May 2016, 12:55 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Dave Mutton of Primary Bid at UK Investor Show

I'm a big supporter of Primary Bid and as such fully back Dave Mutton, the CEO who was among those presenting at UK Investor Show. Enjoy the video!

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8 May 2016, 12:50 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Filthy 40 Jiasen – the silence is deafening.

Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff and head of AIM told The Times a week ago that he thought he had got the regulatory framework of AIM absolutely right and that people wouldn’t invest if they felt there was any kind of problem with the regulation... So I thought it was time to take another look at Jiasen (JSI) of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. After all, the derisory rating suggests the market is less than happy with this stock and its results for FY14 were released in mid-April last year: we are now well into May 2016 and thus far there is no sign of FY15 numbers. I wonder why….

8 May 2016, 12:47 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Alex Borrelli of BMR Group at UK Investor Show

Alex Borrelli has brought BMR Group (BMR) back from the dead.As such he is one AIM CEO I am not going out to bash. At UK Investor Show he explained the past and future of his company.

8 May 2016, 12:42 | By Cynical Bear |

Breith is back – although I fear the shares will Toople

Only 14 months after David Breith resigned his CEO role at Coms plc (COMS) in March last year (before being forced to leave that is), he is back with the impending IPO of Toople plc next week on 10 May. As ever the prospectus that was issued last week on 4 May deserves a closer read!

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8 May 2016, 12:39 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Colin Bird & Ed Slowey of Orogen Gold at UK Investor Show

The arrival of Colin Bird at Orogen Gold (ORE) has, given the company a new lease of life something Colin and technical director Ed Slowey explain below.

8 May 2016, 12:33 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground - Sobriety

The Old Bill got back to me regarding last week's tag-team event, Lucian Miers & Paul Scott vs some drunk. As the gentleman in question had no prior entalglements with the police, and was shocked by his behavior when he sobered up, he was given a caution and cut loose.

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7 May 2016, 16:58 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 7 May - back in Greece & despairing of humanity

I have landed in Kalamata and start with a look at where Greece is now. My friend John the bike man seems to have gone bust. He is not alone. There is a three-day general strike underway but the EU reckons that Greece has solved all its problems? The EU is the problem, or rather the Euro is. Then I look at why I sometimes despair of humanity and notably some of the people in the world of small caps and AIM. I am taking it easy for the summer as a result. Finally some praise for Marcus Stuttard the bogus Sheriff of AIM but then also some criticism and suggestions re African Potash (AFPO) and Ascent Resources (AST)

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7 May 2016, 16:49 | By Tom Winnifrith |

LGO Energy: The Risible Write to Reply - By Don Quixote

It has been suggested by Duck & Dive and repeated by other poltroons on LGO Energy (LGO) Bulletin Boards,  that in my last article it was unfair to 'confuse' reactivations with re-completions as it is a case of drawing conclusions about the depletion rates of apples with the depletion rates of oranges.  In answer to this criticism, I would stress firstly, that it was Neil Ritson who framed the terms in which he sought to demonstrate that wells in the Goudron Sandstone deplete slowly.  I will quote him again.

7 May 2016, 16:42 | By Lucian Miers |

Avanti - keep selling

I note that Avanti’ Communicvations' (LSE:AVN) share price has fallen back since it was covered in detail by Tom, myself, Matt Earl and Evil at last week’s UK Investor Show.

7 May 2016, 16:34 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Clive Sinclair-Poulton of Bluebird Merchant Ventures

No offence intended but I would rather that Aidan Bishop who is the man behind Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) had presented at UK Investor Show not Clive Sinclair-Poulton. Aidan is a class act and next year I hope he is around. We own these shares and are excited aboout what will happen. Enjoy

7 May 2016, 10:28 | By Lucian Miers |

Avocet Mining, A Gold Plated Version of Petroceltic

Shares in troubled gold miner Avocet Mining (AVM) more than doubled the other day as its first quarter production update showed an increase of 3,149 oz at a cash cost of $925 per oz, $169 lower than the preceding period.

7 May 2016, 10:27 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Ian Bristow of Symphony Environmental at UK Investor Show

I have faith in this company although I know that many do not. It needs to start delivering but I believe it will and that makes its shares cheap. The video below is of Symphony Environmental (SYM) FD Ian Bristow presenting at UK Investor Show.

7 May 2016, 10:20 | By Steve Moore |

Hotel Chocolat – IPO analysis part 2/2: the prospects

Chocolatier and retailer Hotel Chocolat has announced it is to IPO on 10th May “by way of a conditional placing… based on the placing price (148p per share), the market capitalisation of the company on admission to trading on AIM will be £167 million”A first part of analysis reviewed the company’s recent financial performance, this second part looks at its prospects…

7 May 2016, 10:13 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Claire Milverton of 1Spatial at UK Investor Show

Steve Moore and I think shares in 1Spatial (SPA) are cheap as we explained here the other day. Meanwhile here is the company's FD Claire Milverton in action at UK Investor show. Enjoy.

7 May 2016, 10:02 | By Steve Moore |

Hotel Chocolat – IPO analysis part 1/2: financial performance

Chocolatier and retailer Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) has announced it is to IPO on 10th May “by way of a conditional placing… based on the placing price (148p per share), the market capitalisation of the company on admission to trading on AIM will be £167 million”A second part of analysis will look at the company’s prospects, this first part reviews its recent financial performance…

7 May 2016, 10:00 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video of Dennis Melka of United Cacao at UK Investor Show

If low life NGOs bash a company it must be doing something right. Dennis Melka of United Cacao (CHOC) explains what in his presentation at UK Investor Show. Enjoy.

9 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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5 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 |

I'm Still Not Getting Busy with the Fizzy

Hello Share Tasters. In the past I’ve commended Britvic (BVIC) to your further study, though I don’t hold the shares myself. If I did, I might be tempted to sell. This is not because the shares are doing badly. They are not. Indeed, since January they are up by a fifth.

6 days ago | By Mr Karma |

City of London Markets, Milestone Group and the web of deceit

Readers will be aware of the aborted placing in Milestone Group (MSG) and the City bucket shop that is City of London Markets per HERE. What we can reveal is that the individual at the heart of the debacle is a gentleman by the name of Spencer Binks – a name in certain circles of the City that is described as “colourful”.

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Don Goulding, Executive Chairman of Distil, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Don Goulding, Executive Chairman of Distil (DIS), 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: Colin Hutchinson, CEO of Ascent Resources, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Colin Hutchinson, CEO of Ascent Resources (AST), 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 de Villiers, Executive Chairman of Ariana Resources, presents at UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Michael de Villiers, Executive Chairman of Ariana Resources (AAU), 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 Tom Winnifrith |

Mercantile Ports & Logistics - slam dunk sell (target 0p) as Nomad Cenkos (again) brings AIM into disrepute

Nomad Cenkos was repeatedly warned by myself and others about the fraud at Quindell (QPP). It banked fees of more than £12 million and did nothing to stop the wrongdoing. In doing so it brought AIM into massive disrepute. Now there is evidence that it is turning a blind eye to horrific red flags at Mercantile Ports & Logistics, which at 8.5p is capitalised at £32 million. My target price is 0p but what the hell is Cenkos playing at? I break my break to deal with the errant Nomad - I have a score to settle here since some of the money it raised for the Quenron fraud was used to harass me with fascist lawyers letters..

7 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Caption Contest: Can you see the benefits? Vote Labour in the General Election?

The subjects of the Channel 4 Mancunian documentary Shameless are featured in this spoof Labour advertisement. can you offer a more suitable caption? Post your answers in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight (Friday)

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7 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Echo Energy – Bizarre funding arrangement, share price must drop, mustn’t it?

I’ve been scratching my head over the funding plans announced by the newly re-named Echo Energy (ECHO) earlier this week as there is an unusual aspect to it and can’t believe that the share price won’t drop in the short term as a result. Let me explain.

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Symphony Environmental - share tip further higher on Saudi Arabia developments

Shares in Symphony Environmental (SYM) were a 6.75p offer price, September 2013, addition to the Penny Shares portfolio of our Nifty Fifty website. We recently updated with them heading towards doubling…

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Yes, Shares Are Expensive, But Perhaps Not as Pricey as They're Gonna Be

Everyone who attended this month’s UK Investor Show will be wondering whether to go into cash. Most analysts on the stage, as opposed to big cheeses supporting their own companies, were in a pessimistic mode. For example, that excellent commentator David Scott (Dr Doom) did a very scary presentation exclusively on the subject of forthcoming market disaster.

6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Making money from gold and mining shares, a Main Stage discussion from UK Investor Show 2017

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Peter Hambro of Petropavlovsk (POG), Tony Manini of Asiamet Resources (ARS), Ross Norman of Sharps Pixley, Paul Atherley of Berkeley Energia (BKY), Dominic Frisby and Brian Kinane of Riverfort Global Capital discuss making money from gold and mining shares. 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 Gary Newman |

Why the sudden interest in Infinity Energy?

There suddenly seems to be a lot of excitement all over twitter and the bulletin boards about a tiny AIM shell called Infinity Energy SA (INFT) – but of course that wouldn’t have anything at all to do with the recent placing and placees looking to offload for a quick profit!

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

HaloSource – conditional bailout fundraising, kicks the can down the road (not very far!)

HaloSource (HALO) has announced “Board Changes” and that it “is pleased to confirm that the company has conditionally raised approximately £1.9 million ($2.3 million)”. I bet it is…

6 days ago | By ShareProphets |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 21/04/2017

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...

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Mercantile Ports & Logistics - and a few more things about the shysters

I understand that just as I was publishing yesterday's bombshell on Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) the company was having a phone conference call with the mugs who are invested in an attempt to drum up more support with promises of jam tomorrow. Sorry to rain on your parade chaps. Yesterday's expose should make any sane person run for the hills, but here are a few other matters to consider.

9 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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9 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

2 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Optibiotix - 'news management', whatever - still a buy

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....

2 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Surprising lack of interest in Ariana

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.

15 hours ago | 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?

2 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Video: Mark Slater interviewed by Tom Winnifrith for the UK Investor Show 2017

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.

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15 hours ago | 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.

15 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Oi Concha - Ve Interactive has gone bust where is the RNS?

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...

2 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

New General Election Caption Content: Unerringly accurate photo

Caption this very accurate and not at all cropped photo of some nice Tories in the comments below. The deadline is midnight tonight.

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2 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

The Great Coffee Cup Outrage Could Be Cured by This British Firm

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?

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Rosslyn Data - moves goalposts with bailout placing to hide its abject failure

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.

2 days ago | By ShareProphets |

Sprott - why gold is going to carry on heading higher

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:

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13 hours ago | 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."

2 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Collagen - positive trading update sparks shares

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…

2 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Amryt Pharma - EB trial update

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.

13 hours ago | 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…

13 hours ago | 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: