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Sunday 25 June 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


1 May 2013, 11:13 | By Zak Mir |

Sell Medusa Mining (MML): 2 Year Top Implies Sub 150p Target

Medusa Mining was one of the heroes of its particular sector going into the 2010 – 2011 metals bubble, but at least the winding down process until now has been relatively orderly.

1 May 2013, 11:06 | By Zak Mir |

Sell Jubilee Platinum (JLP): Death Cross Points Below 5p

Rather like the road to hell, the technicals of Jubilee Platinum over the past couple of years have been paved with good intentions.

1 May 2013, 10:58 | By Zak Mir |

Sell Northern Petroleum (NOP) Down To 20p: The Emperor Was Always Naked

While dissing the likes of Gulf Keystone (GKP) or Xcite Energy (XEL) can instantly lead to one having the popularity of an Operation Yewtree suspect, it beggars belief that despite a crushing share price collapse over the past couple of years no one appears prepared to admit that the bull argument died around the same time as the parrot in the Monty Python sketch.

1 May 2013, 09:43 | By Tom Winnifrith |

1 May 2013, 09:19 | By Tom Winnifrith |

AIM Cesspit, Australian dual lists – is Scotgold toast yet??

The history of Australian companies seeking a dual listing on AIM is not a happy one. With a vibrant mining sector in the land founded as a penal company, as a rule good companies have no need to travel to London to tap up British investors via the AIM cesspit.

1 May 2013, 08:35 | By Ben Turney |

The Baltic Dry Index says resource stock woes far from over

The bad news just seems to keep on coming for the small cap resource sector. Share prices are in the dumps, funding is hard to come by and some companies are starting to exhibit signs of severe stress.

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1 May 2013, 08:29 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Is Brett Miller’s Damille under FSA Investigation?

What the heck is the FSA called these days? Whatever. A reliable source has told Shareprophets.com that the UK regulatory authorities have been asked to investigate whether the listed asset stripping fund Damille fronted up by controversial corporate financier Brett Miller has breached concert party rules in relation to AIM listed 3 Legs Resources (3LEG).

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30 April 2013, 20:42 | By Steven Moore |

AdEPT Telecom - a 'Nifty Fifty' winner, but is there more to go?

AIM-listed AdEPT Telecom (ADT) is a company I have followed for a number of years now – this including covering it for a website I formerly wrote for and, more recently, on the Nifty Fifty (for details click here) – where the shares were added to the Penny Share (sub £20 million market cap) portfolio at a 54p offer price in November.

30 April 2013, 18:09 | By Ben Turney |

Come on New World, let’s see the mud logs!

New World Oil and Gas’s (NEW) latest failed (ahem, sorry, “non-commercial”) attempt at finding oil in Belize has left many wondering at what point does a management team go from being very encouraged about a drill in progress to deciding not to test at all?

30 April 2013, 17:41 | By Tom Winnifrith |

My Big Announcement…To war with the Cesspit at the bottom of AIM

Greece is always a good place to think and think I did in spades last week. And so to the announcement. I am gay. I have been struggling for …. No only kidding.

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30 April 2013, 16:05 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Northland: Adept Telecom (82p) worth 93p post Trading Statement

Steve Moore and I tipped Adept Telecom (ADT) a couple of months ago at 54p to buy on our Nifty Fifty website and so naturally we are pretty happy about its cracking trading statement today which has seen the shares surge to 82p in the middle.

30 April 2013, 15:38 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Astar Minerals – What is the REAL share price?

I described earlier in the week the disgraceful tale of Astar Minerals (ASTA), a sorry saga of investors getting screwed by advisers and directors banking fees

30 April 2013, 15:24 | By Steven Moore |

Greggs plc – a continuingly stale outlook?

I commented after Greggs plc (GRG), the UK’s leading bakery retailer, announced results for 2012 last month that, with the shares at 492p, a continuingly unfavourable growth outlook meant the overall investment proposition did not strike me as attractive.

30 April 2013, 13:35 | By Zak Mir |

Buy ASOS To Target 3,600p Plus

A 6 months sales jump of 34% would suggest that my lifestyle guru Evil Knievil may find himself in the King Canute position as far as his bear trade in fashion retailer ASOS.

30 April 2013, 09:41 | By Zak Mir |

Buy Plexus Holdings (POS): Classic Rally Material Heading For 300p Plus

While some stocks may leave us scratching our heads on a fundamental or technical basis, or even on both, the real secret to getting it right is to go for the set piece situations where the indications are very difficult to question.

30 April 2013, 09:25 | By Tom Winnifrith |

AIM sleaze – Hardman on Sefton – PR or Research?


Commissioned researcher Hardman is paid by companies to publish “independent research” on them. Oddly its research reports on its paying clients rarely come to the conclusion that the client company is overvalued.

30 April 2013, 09:09 | By Zak Mir |

Buy Avanti Communications (AVN): Bull Flag Targets 380p While 280p Supports

Satellite operator Avanti Communications is one of those companies that clearly divides traders and investors right down the middle.

30 April 2013, 08:51 | By Zak Mir |

Sell West African Minerals (WAFM): A Return To 2012’s Sub 20p Zone While Under 40p

West African Minerals is a good example in terms of the recent charting history of how a stock’s technical fortunes can flip around entirely and once they do this U turn in the price action forces fans of a company to make awkward decisions: in this case how to deal with the prospect of a return to early 2012 levels under 20p.

29 April 2013, 21:25 | By ShareProphets |

Xcite Energy - Below 100p Risks As Low as 50p

An extended triangle formation based at 100p suggests that below this level Xcite Energy could head as low as 50p on a 3-6 month time frame.

29 April 2013, 18:30 | By ShareProphets |

Nigel Wray & Nick Leslau in discussion

Britain’s Buffett, Nigel Wray and commercial property tycoon Nick Leslau discuss the markets, investing, and property.

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9 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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6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

New Insurer on the Block Conquers Growing Market for Brits Abroad

Hello Share Bottlers. You may, or may not, have noticed that I currently favour insurance companies. And following my own advice for once, I am now sitting on cracking profits on two of the biggest, Legal & General (LGEN) and RSA (RSA). I would still commend both these entities to your further inspection. However, I now turn the spotlight on a smaller, newer and more specialised insurance player.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Rockpool Acquisitions IPO - a new member of the Sub Standard XI? I fear I can't SUFTUM

The demise of so many Standard Listed companies means that poor Cynical Bear has some big holes in his Sub Standard List X1 squad. But fear not, from God's chosen lands of Northern Ireland here comes Rockpool Acqusitions which will list in early July having raised £1.5 million at 10p.

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6 days ago | By Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored by Jim Mellon's Diabetic Boot Company

Our nominations usually come from LSE.co.uk, ADVFN.co.uk, III.co.uk, and sometimes the FT. But this is the first time that our winner comes from the world of academia. And no, the author is not Tom's sociology lecturing Mrs

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9 hours 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 Steve Moore |

Microsaic Systems – from in December sales to be “substantially ahead” of 2016’s, to now “significantly lower than for 2016”

“Trading Statement” announcement from Microsaic Systems (MSYS) includes Chairman Eric Yeatman commenting “we are very encouraged with the progress since our 21 March 2017 update, when we introduced our biopharma strategy, specifically around bioprocessing. We are engaging with several of the leading players in the global market for bioprocessing equipment”. However, the statement also includes that “the company now expects its H1 and full year 2017 revenue to be significantly lower than for 2016”. Hmmm…

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

Servision and that breach of AIM rules with the delayed (lack of) profits warning - is it even worse that we thought?

I have been deeply troubled by the most recent lack of profits warning from AIM listed worthless POS Servision (SEV). My initial view, expressed HERE, is that in not admitting to order slippage from December for almost six months it had committed a massive breach of AIM Rules regarding timely disclosure of price sensitive news. But I fear it may be far worse than that.

6 days ago | By David Scott |

The question of a soft or hard Brexit does not lie within UK politics

The question of a soft or hard Brexit does not lie within UK politics but with the priorities of the EU. The EU’s number one priority is to avoid setting a precedent of successful exits – the UK election result does not change this. What is clear, however, is that Mrs May is no longer in control of the outcome; parliament will decide on whatever deal emerges.

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6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Fusionex shares up 55% at 61p - WTF? Fear not

In seven days time shares in Fusionex (FXI) the drowning in red flags tech company from the Norfolk province of Malaysia will be delisted from the AIM Casino. Yet the shares are up by 55% today at 61.5p. WTF?

5 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Blistering Performance of IQE Shares, But I'm Not selling Yet

Hello Share Scrimpers. When one suggests a share which becomes a two-bagger plus, there is a bit of a duty to keep readers appraised of developments. That is to examine whether it looks like enough is enough and it's time to consider taking profits. In the case of IQE (IQE) though, this is perhaps not the case.

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

Condor Gold Nicaragua Court No Show as it bullies peasants opposing La India Mine

Condor Gold (CNR) has still to inform its long suffering investors of the enormous opposition it faces on the ground as it tries to develop the La India gold mine in Nicaragua. Perhaps it is because CEO Mark Child knows that his company is acting like fascist bullyboys in the way they deal with poor local peasants. Child's actions probably impress his offshore based asset stripping millionaire mates but in the wider world the mood is changing and robber capitalism is not so cool any more. So what is overpaid and underperforming Mark not telling you?

6 days ago | By ShareProphets |

Precious Metals Video Update: Downside Risk Increasing

In light of base rate increases in the US, technical analyst Jordan Roy Byrne is getting more cautious on the outlook for gold and precious metals. From a fundamental as well as a TA perspective he explains why in the latest podcast from Palisade Capital.

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6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Plant Impact – Third Quarter Trading Update far from routine…

“Third Quarter Trading Update” announcement from Plant Impact (PIM). Sounds routine, but the shares are currently more than 12% lower at sub 40p…

6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Filtronic – year-end update, following prior ‘ahead of expectations’ announcement…

Electronics products for the wireless telecoms infrastructure and related markets-focused, Filtronic (FTC) is “pleased to provide” a trading update for its year ended 31st May 2017 – and the shares has responded slightly higher towards 13p...

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

Are we starting to see the revenge of the exploited AIM private investor? Or are they being double duped

Few, other than the clowns such as Marcus Stuttard at the LSE, can argue against AIM having delivered absolutely dreadful returns for investors. Since its launch the AIM Index is down by 5.4% (dividends included). The FTSE 100 has doubled over the same period and the FTSE Small Cap Index is 250% ahead. Actually the numbers are even worse. Strip out a handful of massive winners like ASOS and Domino's Pizza and the AIM Index is into double digit losses. But are private investors who have born the brunt of this wealth destruction now getting revenge with spate of attempted boardroom purges? Yes and No.

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5 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Flowgroup – from “actively pursuing” sale to that business being the “primary focus” of the company in just a few months

Flowgroup (FLOW) has updated following a “successful re-capitalisation of the company”. Hmmm – having commenced 2017 at comfortably above 8p and been above 3p prior to a financing announcement last month, the shares have this month fallen below 1p...

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

Fusionex - last day to sell, Nomad quits, homophobic ADVFN moron J777J19 have fun!

As I had suggested might happen several times, Nomad Stifel has resigned the Fusionex (FXI) account. It could not wait for the AIM delisting on the 26th. Instead it gave notice after hours yesterday that it was quitting as Nomad and Broker with effect from 5PM today. Hooray.Game over.

10 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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10 hours 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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1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith - the shares that are my 18 holdings: the non dirty dozen and a half

Okay I do not own these shares personally. I case anyone is thinking of going for me in a libel case I own nothing but FIML, owned by my family trusts, has built from scratch a fairly sizeable portfolio of 18 stocks. For what it is worth here they are in descendeing order of current value.

1 day ago | By Cynical Bear |

Echo Energy: The “Cornerstone Investor” leaving so soon – surely not?

My second piece on insiders cashing in and odd TR-1’s is, very predictably, looking at Echo Energy and, in particular, the two late RNS’s on Friday afternoon which show that the “Cornerstone Investor”, Greenberry plc, is offloading shares and warrants all over the shop and appears to be almost giving them away too – what a charitable sort! Let’s take a look.

1 day ago | By HotStockRockets |

Minoan share price weakness - panicking? No - Time to BUY

Shares in Minoan (MIN) were up a smidgeon Friday but have been heading the wrong way all week. At the time of writing they are 7.5p-8.5p - a spread wide enough to drive a bus through. Market makers really do take the piss on occasion if not most of the time. Anyhow is anything wrong? Let's deal with the various rumours sent to us by email.

11 hours ago | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Reach4Entertainment - Stoller resigned from board stays with Spotco - what next

We had heard that there were boardroom, er discussions, underway at Reach4 Entertaiment (R4E) and thus it is no great sutprise to see that David Stoller is to step down as Executive Chairman and as a director as of September 30.

1 day ago | By Cynical Bear |

Red Leopard Holdings: Congrats to Mr Akers – he could be an AIM millionaire (again)!

A couple of pieces this weekend on similar themes, namely insiders cashing in and unusual, or complete lack of, TR-1s. This first article looks at the astonishing amount of money seemingly made in no time at all by Chris Akers at Red Leopard Holdings (RLH).

1 day ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Crazy Times Call for Sensible Precautions - Keep Your Selling Finger Poised.

Hello Share Pokers. If any more evidence was needed that we live in strange times it is this weekend’s news that the Bank of England was investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. I ask you!

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

Tom Winnifrith: I lied to you - I have a 19th share, I'm 99.75% down in four months and over the moon

Yesterday I revealed to you the 18 shares I own and thanks for all the comments. For the avoidance of doubt that portfolio started at zero four and a bit years ago and we have more than trebled our money to date. It happens. But I lied to you, the portfolio is incomplete. I own two other shares. 

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 23/06/2017

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...

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video: Bearish on markets, short term mega bearish on uranium - Rick Rule

In the latest video podcast from Palisade Capital, perhaps the world's best known resource fund manager, Rick Rule of Sprott, discusses the surprising lack of volatility in the markets and with the various worldwide challenges one would expect it to be much higher. He is not optimistic when one looks at the collective balance sheets of governments with their underfunded pension plans and is acting on the assumption that the markets will get more volatile.

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11 hours ago | By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith |

Petropavlovsk - the dodgy Russians win, Hambro et al out, what to do...

Rather as in the general election we found ourselves on the losing side at the Petropavlsovsk (POG) EGM. Peter Hambro and all bar two of the old board are out and nominees of the dodgy Russian shareholders are in. How should one view this?

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

InterQuest – management-buyout attempted robber barons struggling on acceptances

The attempted robber barons of the InterQuest (ITQ) management buyout team (at Chisbridge Ltd) have made a “Level of Acceptances Update & Extension of Offer” announcement - and the independent director at InterQuest has responded…

11 hours ago | By HotStockRockets |

Falanx - very odd share price moves ahead of results date: upgrade of stance to BUY

Shares in Falanx (FLX) were almost 10p a month ago. The other day they were 6.25p to sell. What on earth happened? What fundamental event caused the company to lose more than a third of its value? Of course there was no such event. Price does not equal value.

11 hours ago | By Lucian Miers |

Bellzone Mining equity is all but worthless - do you know about the China crooks?

Bellzone Mining (BZM) was floated by Canaccord in 2010 (on April Fool’s day as it happens). It raised £30 million at 35p to fund the development of an iron ore project in Guinea, West Africa, the baby of Aussie entrepreneur Nikolajs Zuks, valuing the company at £184 million. Seven years on the company is still in the feasibility stage, having spent $336 million of shareholders’ money and, with the share count having more than tripled, the market cap is £33 million.

13 hours ago | By Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: On fire but not getting burnt

The standout story of the week is Tom Winnifrith - the shares that are my 18 holdings: the non dirty dozen and a half which not only takes the top spot, it only went up yesterday and easily blew past every other story as it was Tweeted and passed around the bulletin boards. It can be crazy when a story catches fire like that.

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