What could be more fun on a Sunday than pacing through the mere 178 page European Central Bank epic out today with the snappy title of ‘AGGREGATE REPORT ON THE COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT’? Actually…quite a lot.
The pre rescue bailout placing ramping exercise of Northern Petroleum (NOP) continues on Wednesday with a presentation somewhere in the Grim North organised by Proactive investors. A missive from Proactive sales bird Sophie Barrowman (pictured) last week tells you all you need to know about how the AIM Casino operates. Sophie gushes in semi-orgasmic tones:
Does asset backing mean asset backing? Not always 10p can be worth 10p or 5p or 0p - wthout wishing ti sound like Rob Terry - it all depends on what the asset backing comprises. Tom explains this key metric of investment analysis looking at 4 specific companies: Golden Prospect, Naibu, Paternoster Resources and Quindell as well as Mark Slater's share purchases after the bursting of the dotcom bubble
I have noted before the remarkable take of Ultrasonic a China shoe fraud from Fujian listed in Frankfurt. It is of note of you are stupid enough to own shares in AIM Casino listed Naibu (NBU) and Camkids (CAMK) which are also shoe plays from Fujian and also frauds.
As we discovered last weekend AIM is the Mother Theresa of world stockmarkets which is why recent releases from TXO (TXO) stand out so horribly amid this ocean of virtue and transparency.
TSB Banking Group (TSB) seems to have made a positive start to life, with Paul Pestor, the chief executive, claiming that 9.7% of new personal current accounts opened between May and July were captured by the bank. Obviously the cartoon-like advertising seen on TV is having some effect!
It’s another day & another truly shocking piece of news lands via the London Stock Exchange RNS news service. This time it comes from Range Resources (RRL) that shining example of how to lie, cheat and defraud UK Investors.
When the Footsie pushes against an old ceiling or breaks through to record heights, even optimists doubt this happy state will last more than another day or two. It hardly ever does. It is soon realised that equities have become oversold and the rot sets in.
Private investors on AIM are used to watching millions wiped off the value of their investments by the illegal forward selling of placements, followed by gratuitous discounts forced by brokers. Not content with the scale of their illegitimate profits, it now looks like the market abusers have struck upon a new method of stealing from shareholders. It’s come to our attention that certain bucket shops are demanding a sizeable percentage of brokers’ fees for participation in placements. Sadly, we have been made aware of at least one broker, which is playing along with this outrage. This helps explain the mystery of the increasing number of stocks we’ve watched trade below placement prices, immediately after the completion of fundraisings. Even by the abysmal standards of AIM’s cesspit, this revelation is a new low.
As the QPPSAG gathers for an emergency meeting this weekend to discuss whether shares in Quenron (QPP) will hit £3 by Christmas or make it to £5, we have managed to get a picture of group leader Steamy and one of his loyal followers on the way to the summit. we ask you to suggest a suitable caption by midnight on Sunday.
Would you pay Warren Buffett one pound to manage 5 pence of your money? No? I didn’t think so. Would you pay anyone a quid to manage 5p of your cash (that’s right you break even after he or she has twenty bagged the investment) No? I think we can agree that you would be crazy to do so. No argument there.
There are numerous reasons why the fraud that is Quenron should be booted off the AIM Casino altogether but recent developments would force a responsible regulator and a Nomad who gave a dam ( so maybe that does not apply to Cenkos) to suspend the shares first thing on Monday.
Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) has been quite a volatile stock lately, but its shares enjoyed a slight Friday rise to 76.74p. Although these reports are not confirmed yet, mainstream news channels have been reporting that they Lloyds aims to cut 9,000 jobs, approximately a tenth of its staff.
The Quenron (QPP) shareholder register as at 30th June has thrown up another couple of stinking fish carcasses. They concern Himex.
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the 20 highest net short positions and the changes (green if short reduced, red if increased) since a previous analysis HERE.
Over the past months we have seen an astonishing array of articles clearly demonstrating that company directors, Nomads, Brokers, Auditors – just about every profession involved in running AIM-listed companies – have broken rules or been negligent in performing their duties. Tom’s ongoing exposee on Quindell (plc), Daniel Stewart (broker and Nomad), KPMG (auditor to QPP) are recent examples. Ben Turney’s revelations about New World Oil and Gas show the most extraordinary behaviour by its management and by its Nomad – and now Broker – Beaumont Cornish. I’ve been a right old bore about Digital Learning Markerplace plc from 2012 which has posed questions about its management, Broker, Nomad and Auditor. There are more. Many, many more.
Since I last commented on IT security and risk management specialist Accumuli plc (ACM) it has updated that it is “continuing to trade in line with management expectations”, with a “strong” second quarter of the financial year “in terms of order intake with a number of notable wins”. What does this mean in terms of current value in the shares?
Hello Share Rattlers. Look around for nice niche companies. What are they? The clue is in the word. A niche is a small inset into a wall. The sort of place where you might put a suit of armour in a castle hall.
Have I mentioned Quindell (QPP) yet today? You want more? Okay it gets a mention in the podcast as does Forte Energy and the whole issue of death spirals. The Horse Hill stocks are all mentioned as is Omega Diagnostics, the nature of bear markets and the importance of earnings visibility.
The Bulletin Board Morons insist that the calamitous share price decline at Quindell (QPP) is down to wicked shorters, me, the CIA etc. and point to the purchases of stock by the board. But folks you have been conned, let me reveal who has been selling aggressively (to you, you fools) and driving the share price down, it is the Country Club insiders.
The May edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring three share tips from Gary Newman, the Greek meltown is worse than everyone thinks, and the EU is not fit for purpose plus a photofeature from the 2017 UK Investor Show.
The nauseating Mail on Sunday fawned upon Pippa Middleton and her ghastly family as they celebrated the "wedding of the Year". Bring on the revolution! But perhaps the real wedding of the year should be between our two very own in-house Bulletin Board Morons GrannySnuffs & Wildes who seem made for each other. can you find examples on the LSE Asylum, iii, ADVFN or twitter of comments more idiotic than those of our own dream team? If so post in the comments section below, the deadline is midnight Sunday 28th May.
Having explained how folks paying up to 0.16p for shares in PGCE fully deserved the rogering they got on Friday after a new media rampfest turned sour I was startled to be told by some professional TW hater "but you tipped it, Doc Holiday said so". Au contraire.
I was due to fly back to Greece on Saturday with British Airways but I did not. It is not for the reason you think, there being no British Airways flights at all out of Heathrow and Gatwick due to an IT bollocks up, but for other reasons equally damning of the airline, now part of International Airlines Group (IAG).
At 5.30 PM on the Friday before the bank holiday, no-one is watching O'Clock, Fusionex (FXI) said that it was to delist from AIM. The shares closed the day off 2p at 129p but will absolutely crater Tuesday as this stinks as we have warned you so many times - as you can see HERE. Once again we are vindicated and the City pump & promote machine must hang its head in shame.
The case for suing Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald over the African Potash (AFPO) fraud builds. It may be that CEO Lyin Chris Cleverley is also sued by shareholders who lost out although it is suspected that he has little in the way of assets so it may be worth sticking with Cantor. The man running the case Peter Petyt has just sent the following update with intriguing new information:
Petrofac (PFC) has seen its share price get absolutely hammered in recent weeks, and although some will probably think I am mad, I can see a buying opportunity here at these levels.
Union Jack Oil (UJO) has announced that Egdon, the operator of blocks PEDL180 and PEDL182, the Lincolnshire based Wressle prospect, has received a variation to the Mining Waste Permit. Union jack has a 15% stake in Wressle where progress in getting the field producing has been delayed by NIMBY's at the County Council.
Now that Roger "Ramper" Lawson has been resigned from ShareSoc in disgrace, ShareSoc it is starting to serve up some opinions of worth. Its latest comment on the RBS scandal is bang on the money and shows why the UK Financial system is flawed and will screw we little people every time.
In this week's contest we are looking for special examples of folks who learned their maths the Diane Abbott way. The morons you nominate may have had a different hairstyle when they posted rubbish on a Bulletin Board or on twitter but that is no excuse. As ever we seek your nominations for Bulletin Board Moron of the week with a deadline of midnight on Sunday 4th June. Post away in the comments section below.
Ai Yi Yi. The submissions this week were a right mess. Focus on the morons, people, the goal is not to be one yourself. Nevertheless, we have a worthy winner.
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)...
Hello Share Poolers. Shorting ain’t for moi. I’ve lost too much money, too fast to make it pleasurable. Painful is more the word.
Alliance Pharma (APH) has made an AGM update announcement, including that trading “is good and in line with the board's expectations” and that “cash flow in the business remains strong”. This is a healthy reaffirmation of our BUY tip of last month which is now well in the money.
International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has been on a steady upwards trajectory ever since taking a big hit to its share price when the UK voted in favour of Brexit last June, but that rise looks like it is about to hit a brick wall following last week’s debacle involving British Airways.
AIM Listed fraud Eden Research (EDEN) has bneen shown to have committed FRAUD, has been panned by the FRC and is still under FRC investigation (whatever it says). But there coulde be an even bigger problem. In its AIM admission document Eden explained that an element of its terpene chemistry was licensed as set out below:
Peter Schiff is a libertarian a gold bug a nd a hero of mine. So I listen to what he says. His latest podcast - not surprisingly - has a similar world view to mine. The Fed is now indicating it needs evidence that the Q1 weak economic data is transitory and not a trend. This is interesting for 2 reasons. The Fed’s narrative has always been to tout economic growth even in the face of flimsy or no supporting data. Now the Fed is actually admitting there is weakness. The other interesting thing is that, although the Fed continues to claim it is “data dependent”, it has been ignoring the economic data ever since the first rate hike. The market puts chances of a June rate hike at almost 100%. Maybe that is because it believes the Fed will raise rates regardless of proof.
Together Robert Sutherland Smith and Tom Winnifrith have now been working in finance for 71 years - the last ten or so together. Tom wishes to stress that RSS accounts for most of that, the great value investor starting his City career at the Unilever Pension Fund the year before Tom was born. In this book they outline 71 tricks of the trade for making money from shares.
Get the first ShareProphets Pocket Guide ebook, EIS - Buying shares with numerous tax breaks. Want to cut your income tax bill, get loss relief if your AIM listed shares go down, pay no CGT, avoid IHT - EIS could be the way and this book explains how.
Most investment books seem to be large enough to keep the front door open and while some contain gems it is hard to find them amid the verbiage. The aim here is to produce a short guide which simply cuts to the chase. I hope that it will provide food for thought for everyone from beginner to expert but whoever you are it should be quick and easy to read and digest.
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