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


14 March 2017, 11:15 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Charlotte Hogg "resigned" from Bank of England - Good Riddance

I noted last week, in an article on my personal website, how little Miss Piggy would end up in the House of Lords whatever happened to her at the Bank of England - HERE. Today she "was resigned" for breaking the rules. I reflect on that in a less than charitable view. The thing is that the Aristocracy is like cream: thick but they rise to the top. Like disgraced expenses fiddling pater, Lord Hogg of Moat Cleaning, Charlotte will bounce back. 

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14 March 2017, 09:00 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Independent Resources down 30% but valuation insane

No doubt the spivs are on the ramp again but shares in Independent Resources (IRG) have dived by 30% to 0.415. That is because the stock has today on ex-rights on the open offer announced today. If you buy now you do not get to take part in a 2 for 3 offer at 0.065p! So do the maths again.

14 March 2017, 08:15 | By Lucy Wray |

Lucy Wray: UK Investor ticket update just 400 of 3000 left for April 1 - grab your free one NOW

Time really is running out if you want to attend what is the country's biggest and most exciting one day event for those who are serious about making money from shares. UK Investor Show will be having a 15th birthday party on April 1 (no kidding) in Westminster, London. But as of today fewer than 400 of the 3,000 tickets are unallocated. So if you want to attend book one NOW!

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14 March 2017, 08:09 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Look at the Techno Wizard which Kicks 'Don't Touch' Signs into Touch

You’ve probably guessed already that I mostly prefer future prospects to past performance when assessing if a share should attract my hard-earned. Thus a balance sheet is of interest to me - but not quite as much as a bit of old-fashioned imagination when trying to second guess if a service or product will fly in the next few years.

13 March 2017, 17:10 | By Steve Moore |

7digital – completion of share placing, broker updates

Following its 2016 results, digital music and radio services group 7digital (7DIG) has successfully placed 34,769,239 new shares at 6.5p to raise a gross approximately £2.26 million and house broker, finnCap, has updated on the company's manoeuvrings...

13 March 2017, 15:36 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Rule Breaker Dave King spouts 100% bullshit after being told he must make £14 million Rangers bid

Earlier today the Takeover Panel slammed the dodgy antics of Dave King on numerous counts and ordered him to launch a 20p per share, £14 million, bid for the 85% of Rangers (RFC) shares he does not own. King has responded with a statement of complete and utter horseshit showing that he holds the law of the UK in contempt. King has issued a statement via Rangers which it is worth dissecting for the half truths and bollocks it contains. The statement follows with my comments in bold.

13 March 2017, 14:00 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week sponsored by the Glenwick Ramping Crew - a winner announced

Well thanks to Big Gib and the Glenwick (GWIK) ramping crew for sponsoring last week's Bulletin Board moron contest which served up a raft of entries as you can see HERE. The winner was Juicin Drumroll who spotted this great observation from a Long & Strong Cloudtag (CTAG) moron posting on the ADVFN Asylum with the shares suspended and due to be booted off AIM two weeks from today.

13 March 2017, 14:00 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: On dangerous ground telling a joke about crap Scottish Football

As the Rangers (RFC) comedy show is back into town again. I could not resist it. Elewhere I discuss Challenger (CHAL), Concha (CHA), a golden stockmarket rule or two, Strategic Minerals (SML) and how its honesty on matters LOC compares to that of the liars running the fraud African Potash (AFPO), Quadrise Fuels (QFI) and then in some detail, Telit Communications (TCM)

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13 March 2017, 13:59 | By Steve Moore |

eServGlobal – argues breakeven ahoy after 2016 “turnaround”. Hmmm…

Having recently recovered to comfortably above 7p, shares in eServGlobal (ESG) are currently sliding back towards that level despite an AGM Statement including “we expect sufficient order flow in H1 to support our outlook of breakeven in the core business in the 12 months to 31 October 2017, and progress by HomeSend remains consistent with reaching a breakeven point during this calendar year”

13 March 2017, 11:21 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Dave King on the hook for £14m - forced to bid 20p for Rangers FC and caned by Takeover Panel

The Takeover Panel has today slammed Rangers (RFC) supremo David King for breaching the UK Takeover Code as well as being a prize arse in not co-operating, indeed appearing to obstruct, its enquiry. The upshot is that he has now been told that he must launch a 20p per share offer for the 85.43% of Rangers he does not own by April 12. That will cost him up to £14 million if everyone accepts.

13 March 2017, 11:21 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Housebuilders Bovis, Redrow & Galliford three in a bed shock photo emerges

The last time there was a mega merger in the housebuilding sector was 2007. Can you remember what happened next? Exactly. And thus today Bovis (BVS) announced that it had received bid approaches from both Redrow (RDW) and Galiford Try (GFRD). It has rejected both.

13 March 2017, 11:17 | By Steve Moore |

Rex Bionics – “Funding and strategic review update” – heading for a de-listing?... or worse?

Having previously concluded with shares in Rex Bionics (RXB) at circa 70p HERE, 43.5p HERE and 32.5p HERE, that, although a type of business you want to succeed, some way from being able to prove its commerciality and cash burn concerns until it gets there, the shares don’t look to appeal as an investment, I note they currently at 13p and an update including that “the company estimates that it will likely need external funding by the end of April 2017 in order to remain as a going concern”. Uh oh…

13 March 2017, 10:34 | By David Scott |

The economist understands what the politician does not want to admit

In a monetary system, like ours, when money is nothing as is it is not backed by anything, Central Banks can produce and controlled money largely at will. This has allowed governments to act like a common counterfeiter, producing money out of thin air to fund its own spending programs and/or reward its supporters, all at the expense of society as a whole. It is much easier to fund wars and welfare out of printed money than taxes, or borrowing from real savings. The steady erosion of money's purchasing power hits retirees the hardest, diminishing their ability to plan for a retirement of comfort and dignity.

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13 March 2017, 10:31 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Even at the bitter end Bowleven's scumbag boss Kevin Hart treats shareholders with contempt as he falls on his sword

It is not just Hart, the CEO for a few hours more at Bowleven (BLVN), but also the overpaid, inbred, upper class fuckwits at PR spinners Brunswick who view ordinary investors with unmitigated contempt. Someone leaked it to the Times this morning that Hart was to resign as boss of Bowleven after years of being paid a fortune while destroying shareholder value. If that is correct he is jumping before he is pushed at the GM, called by Crown Ocean.

13 March 2017, 08:17 | By Malcolm Stacey |

BP or Not BP? That is Exxon's Question. Meanwhile, I'm in a Quandary

Hello Share Shakers. A bit of a dilemma faces me. I have some BP (BP.) shares in my ordinary trading account. I want to switch them to my ISA. When I do that, there’ll be an interim few days when I no longer hold the stock. For BP at the moment, this is a bit dangerous.

12 March 2017, 11:01 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest sponsored by the Glenwick Ramping Crew & Big Gib

Glenwick (GWIK) was once the darling of the AIM penny stock ramping crew led by twitter loon Big Gib. Naturally it has had various changes of strategy, spunked hundreds of thousands of quid on directors fees, advisors and deals that failed and this morning it was slung off AIM - as discussed HERE. The only question is did Big Gob et al get out at the top as they urged others to buy? So in honour of Big Gob I ask you to post in the comments section below the most ludicrous comment you can find on twitter or on a Bulletin Board this week. The deadline is midnight on Sunday 12 March.

12 March 2017, 11:00 | By HotStockRockets |

Falanx - new CFO, check out that CV

At 6.25p-6.5p cyber security group Falanx (FLX) is capitalised at just £8.2 million. We think it will go higher. It is well up on our share tip  at a 4.25p offer so the stance is hold but this should be trading at well over 8p to sell ( our target) post the year end trading statement in a few weeks. But pro tem we were told last week that it has appointed Craig Dawson as Chief Finance Officer with immediate effect - check out his CV.

12 March 2017, 11:00 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Treating White Van man & the JAM's with Contempt - Chancellor Hammond Sucks

I start with the tale of Concha (CHA) and Ve Interactive from earlier - see HERE. What does that tell us about bubbles, especially in tech. Watch out for similar catastrophes at companies such as Allied Minds (ALM) and FastForward (FFWD). I then move onto the Budget and Chancellor Hammond's betrayal of the self employed which gives a lie to the idea that this Government wants to reach out to those Just About Managing and to those who are prepared to risk all to do what this country needs and become an entrepreneur.

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12 March 2017, 11:00 | By Tom Winnifrith |

It took a year but my "insanity" call on Concha 100% validated

Almost exactly a year ago, investment vehicle Concha (CHA) spunked £4 million on a 0.43% stake in new media darling Ve Interactive a deal and valuation that I branded as "insane". Hey ho, today's Sunday Telegraph suggests that the Sheriff of AIM is right once again.

12 March 2017, 11:00 | By HotStockRockets |

Buy ECR Minerals at up to 1.9p - target to sell 2.5p+

We tipped this stock last week at a 1.7p offer. The target to sell is 2.5p + . The shares are a buy at up 1.9p. The tip reads:

10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The March edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with why we fight fraud

The March edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, interview with Richard Poulden of PCGE, why we fight fraud & fake news on Channel 4, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, a look at the banksters and much more.

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7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

A One Off: Meet and talk 1-2-1 with Nigel Wray, the man dubbed Britain's Buffett only at UK Investor on April 1

Normally Nigel Wray turns up at UK Investor, talks and leaves. This year - our 15th anniversary party - is different. He will be there from start to finish and when not on stage that opens up a unique opportunity for those attending on April 1. For more than 40 years, Nigel , the man dubbed Britain's Buffett, has been a stockmarket legend for his ability to generate stellar returns not by wild gambling on mining punts or biotech start ups but by rigid value investing. Like the Original Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, Wray is a bottom up value investor who buys and holds. Would you like to know what he thinks is the cheapest share in London? Would you like a one to one chat with Nigel?

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Sponsored by London South East

Well this is a company that will sponsor any old crap and let's face it, 95% of Bulletin Board Morons post on the LSE Asylum. As the countdown to the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) being booted off AIM next week accelerates you kind of sense which stock will be the focus of most entries. The competition rules are simple. Just nominate the daftest post on a BB or on twitter in the comments section below. Once again, our in-house semi-trained loon Wildes is allowed to nominate his own posts. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 26th March. Post away!

7 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

AstraZeneca May Rise If New Drug Launches Come off

One of the big pharmaceuticals which I think will prosper on the misfortunes of millions of people is AstraZeneca (AZN). This is not to say that the company is exploitative. Quite the opposite - its scientists are only trying to help.

7 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

BOS Global – My biggest AIM bugbear: the share price spoof

I haven’t been following BOS Global (BOS) that closely since the comedy gold video I commented on HERE but note the share price has increased quite nicely in recent months, much to my surprise. I noted, however, an acquisition announced yesterday which included the one thing that annoys me more than any other on AIM, the spoof made-up share price for equity issued as consideration for acquisitions. Let me explain.

7 days ago | By Evil Banksta |

The Telit Sea of Red Flags

Telit Communications (TCM) is still the number one most shorted share on AIM, even after releasing final results last Monday that were welcomed by the market and saw the shares soar 14.6% to their peak of 360p on the day.  But with 10.5% of the stock out on loan to the alleged “smartest guys in the City” you have to ask yourself “What exactly am I missing?”  So began my thought process as I sat down to dissect the accounts.  Here are some quick thoughts:

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Charlatan & Snake Oil Salesman Darren Winters slammed by Judge, another thrashing due April 3

Oh dear, the charlatan Darren Winters who has made millions over the past fifteen years conning poor folks into paying vast sums to attend his worthless courses is having a bad start to 2017. First there was a total slating by the ASA for telling lies to win custom, now we can publish the Judges's verdict in a case we backed where Winters tried to exact money with menaces. The Judge was damning.

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

Bad News for WH Ireland - I am "in" on its AGM and so is Jim Bagot

Oh dear, oh dear, I am sorry to have to break the news to WH Ireland (WHI) but a shareholder in the esteemed firm of pensioner muggers has agreed to appoint both myself and Jim Bagot as its "corporate representative" ahead of the AGM on March 30th.

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

And this another reason why folks just can't take ADVFN seriously...its joke awards are announced

The joke awards from ADVFN (AFN) are here again and yet again Brokerman Dan is honoured as the share blogger of the year. Two wins in three years. Nothing to do with him being on the board of delisted & shamed Sefton Resources together with his pals the ADVFN bosses, running an online tipsheet with the ADVFN Chairman this is all down to merit. Oh yes it is. Stop sniggering at the back! Actually it is not the most "interesting" award.

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Earthport – interims argue ‘confidence in continued growth & prospects’, but include a net cash generation warning

Cross-border payments network company Earthport (EPO) is “pleased to announce” results for its half year ended 31st December 2016. This is with stated “highlights” including 5 million transactions (prior year corresponding period: 2.7 million) and payment volume of $7.80 billion (prior year corresponding period: $3.95 billion) – and CEO Hank Uberoi emphasising “confidence in our continued growth and prospects”. Why then are the shares currently more than 8.5% lower, at 24p?...

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Jim Mellon stares out at empty seats Caption Contest - where are the 5,000

The asset strippers who own Master Investor tried to persuade companies exhibiting at Nigel Wray's UK Investor Show to jump ship, promising them that 5,000 attendees would cram into a hall holding less than 3,000 folks. Well here is a photo below of the asset stripper himself, Jim Mellon, staring out on rows of empty seats. In light of that I invite you to examine the photo and offer up a suitable caption. The deadline for entries to be posted in the comments section below, is midnight tonight, Sunday 26th, the day after Master Investor died. RIP.

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

Filthy Forty MoneySwap – another own-goal from Team Stuttard

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play and yet another Lin brothers AIM disaster story MoneySwap (SWAP) has finally released its outstanding FY numbers to March of last year and interims to last September. The shares have been suspended pending results since 21 September last year and under AIM Rule 41 the company had until today to get the suspension lifted or get booted off the Casino. But today we learn that the shares are to remain suspended, yet there is no mention of an impending execution. This is a regulatory shambles – especially when we consider the apparent reasoning.

7 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Audioboom – BOOM! Discounted fundraising follows bullish ‘KPI’ update earlier this month

Noting the balance sheet position (and related-party transactions) suggested continued caution, I previously updated on spoken-word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) earlier this month as the shares were recovering above 3p on the back of a “First Quarter KPI Update” announcement. Now BOOM – it’s discounted placing ahoy!...

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Wringing the Vicar's Neck, he is a mad Guardian reader

Dad and I got back from the hospital and were sitting down to lunch. water for me, wine for him. After a morning with a range of Shipmans he deserved it. Who should bound in but the vicar from our old village of Byfield. I told him that I had recently written an article about wringing his neck HERE. He then gushed out a stream of left wing views on Trump, Brexit and other matters that were so barking mad that even my Guardian reading father was a bit taken aback. A bitter attack on Uncle Chris Booker was the final straw. No wonder the CofE is going to the dogs.  On the podcast that followed I cover Orogen (ORE) where we are in and backing Adam Reynolds again, Nyota (NYO), Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas Energy (ADL) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).

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6 days ago | By Steve Moore |

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

Eden Research: when will the auditors get some backbone and challenge the carrying value of the intangible assets and the accounting for TerpeneTech?

The principal “assets” of Eden (EDEN) are its intangible assets of £5,290,000 and its investment in joke company TerpeneTech of £923,000 which together represent almost 60% of net assets at 30 September 2016.

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

IQE Results May Be a Buying Opportunity as Shares Dip to Profit-Takers

Hello Share Smackers. After a long - and for me nervous - wait, the full results for IQE (IQE) are in. And as I predicted on this terrific website, the shares fell on the announcement.

10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

The March edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with why we fight fraud

The March edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, interview with Richard Poulden of PCGE, why we fight fraud & fake news on Channel 4, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, a look at the banksters and much more.

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Sponsored by London South East

Well this is a company that will sponsor any old crap and let's face it, 95% of Bulletin Board Morons post on the LSE Asylum. As the countdown to the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) being booted off AIM next week accelerates you kind of sense which stock will be the focus of most entries. The competition rules are simple. Just nominate the daftest post on a BB or on twitter in the comments section below. Once again, our in-house semi-trained loon Wildes is allowed to nominate his own posts. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 26th March. Post away!

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Jim Mellon stares out at empty seats Caption Contest - where are the 5,000

The asset strippers who own Master Investor tried to persuade companies exhibiting at Nigel Wray's UK Investor Show to jump ship, promising them that 5,000 attendees would cram into a hall holding less than 3,000 folks. Well here is a photo below of the asset stripper himself, Jim Mellon, staring out on rows of empty seats. In light of that I invite you to examine the photo and offer up a suitable caption. The deadline for entries to be posted in the comments section below, is midnight tonight, Sunday 26th, the day after Master Investor died. RIP.

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 10 crimes folks are getting away with in a top of the market blow-out but they will face a massive backlash

It is the top of the market so a range of City folks are getting away with behaviour which is, at best , utterly unethical. I name names as I list 10 such offences against basic decency and in some cases the law. And I warn those who are guilty that they will face a backlash and I explain why. 

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10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

ONLY FIVE days to go to THE event for anyone interested in making money from shares - BOOK NOW

After Saturday's debacle in Islington, there is clearly just 1 major event to go to for those who want to make money from shares - UK Investor Show. To meet more than 120 growth companies and to hear the most amazing cast of speakers you have to be there on April 1 at the QE2 Centre in London. There is just one show to go to so BOOK NOW and join 3,000 other people who want to make money from shares.

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2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

This weekend's discounted placing via Primary Bid is Premier African Minerals - deadline 5PM today

This is becoming almost routine. After hours on Friday PrimaryBid announces a material placing opportunity for its members. This weekend it is Premier African Minerals (PREM) which is raising £1.5 million at 0.5p. 

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Video Special with the PR genius Steffi & the Sith Lord Zak Mir - undeclared Commercial Interests Special

I really should not be giving the oxygen of publicity to the half witted duo that is PR Genius Steffi and Sith Lord Zak "Judas" Mir but just to point out how corrupt they are here goes - if you are made of stern stuff there is a video below..

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

FRAUD Cloudtag...some morons are on the pitch, they think it's all over....IT IS NOW

Cloudtag (CTAG) has fessed up to dismal results and to the fact that it cannot get a Nomad to act for it and sign off on its lies and thus its shares will be booted off the AIM casino tonight. It talks of a relisting in the future but then it was telling us just the other day that it would get a new Nomad. But having had since January 10 it has failed. No one will act for this fraud. It is game over.

2 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

How to Profit in a Sideways Market for gold

Gold seems to be tracking sideways pro tem but that does not mean that gold shares will track sideways too. You can make big returns in such a climate claims Steve Todoruk a senior figure within Sprott, the world's leading investor in resource stocks. Steve opines:

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20 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - sitting in Shipston it is Cloudtag day! Where is the ouzo Dad?

It seems as if  my father has drunk all the ouzo. Who can blame him? But how will I celebrate if the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is booted off AIM today? Join in the fun with our Cloudtag termination clock HERE. Elsewhere I look at Bowleven (BLVN), gosh I loathe its management team, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), also run by tossers, and Strategic Equity Capital (SEC).

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22 hours ago | By Waseem Shakoor |

Frontera Resources - A Lesson From Masters In Spin

I owe a lot of my success in investing to Steve Nicandros, CEO of Frontera Resources (FRR), having spoken to him in great detail about his company and investing a lot of money in it as a result.

2 days ago | By Nigel Somerville |

Ariana – landmark first gold/silver pour at Kiziltepe

AIM-listed gold and silver in Turkey play Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced the first gold/silver pour at its new joint venture Kiziltepe plant in Turkey. It has been a long road but this marks the moment when Ariana completes the transition from explorer to producer – cracking news for head honcho Kerim Sener and his team. So what now?

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

Advanced Oncotherapy - Spooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooof

Ho ho ho. Even as it faces insolvency those wags at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) do so with a sense of humour as they try to spoof us all with news of an even more desperate financing which will keep the lights on until late June. Dr Michael Sinclair you should go on the stage. You really are a hoot.

10 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week contest - sponsored (for the last time?) by Cloudtag

Tension is mounting for those of us who follow the AIM fraud of the year that is Cloudtag (CTAG). Will any Nomad be so desperate for money that it agrees to act for this company and sign off on its lies? We will find out very soon indeed. So, perhaps for the last time, this contest is in honour of the Onitor groupies. As ever the rules are simple: Just nominate the Bulletin Board post, tweet or video starring the Sith Lord Zak "Judas" Mir that displays complete insanity by posting it in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 2nd April. Post away...

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20 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of Week winner - gosh I shall miss Cloudtag

The fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is almost certain to be booted off the AIM casino tonight. I will also miss it such have been the deranged comments that it has prompted. Last week's contest was sposnored by the LSE Asylum and generated stacks of quality entries as you can see HERE. But the winner, spotted by Warun Boofit was in a class of its own as you can see below

2 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Big Sofa: US expansion - things looking very good! More big share price gains to come

We are already well ahead on this share tip. But we can still see it doubling from here!

2 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Unfortunate timing for Premier African placing - following ramp podcast earlier that day!

Premier African Minerals (PREM) was a company that I had high hopes for a couple of years back, but since then it has largely failed to live up to expectations on the operational front – especially in terms of producing revenue.

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