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Video: The Bears Session at UK Investor Show 2017: Two well known stocks set to collapse

Published 40 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Graham Neary, Lucian Miers, Tom Winnifrith, Matt Earl, and Gabriel Grego select two well known stocks set to collapse. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Frontera - battle lines drawn as JubCap and Waseem Shakoor stick in the knife

Published 48 days ago

It seems that despite bears not being universally popular, I'm not the only one who thinks that AIM-listed Frontera (FRR) is an out and out bargepole stock. In the wake of yesterday's ramparoonie (oops) highly informative RNS, the Twitterspere has seen a few comments - not least of which from Waseem Shakoor and investment house Jub Capital - sticking the knife in.

Tom Winnifrith: The Top short sellers, bears and fraudbusters all together on April 1 - don't miss out

Published 66 days ago

You might hate bear raiders. You might think that short selling is unethical. But what you cannot argue with is that ignoring men such as Evil Knievil when they sniff out a fraud or accounting malpractice will cost you a packet. At last year's UK Investor Show the Country's top bears did a detailed presention on AIM darling Avanti Communications, one of the AIM companies most beloved by professional fund managers. Since that warning Avanti shares have collapsed by more than 90%. This year the bears have new targets.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Ouzo Photo Bearcast: Cloudtag, the fraudsters and the morons - it is downfall day for you

Published 95 days ago

I waited until 10 AM before drinking a bit of my father's ouzo in celebration of the Cloudtag (CTAG) take-down described earlier HERE. That is the sort of restrained guy I am. Boy does the ouzo - pictured below - taste great and its only 51 days and I shall be back in Greece for a lot more. Today has been a 100% vindication for The Sheriff of AIM and my fellow bears and the Bulletin Board Morons and fraudsters are now in undignified retreat. I discuss what happens next, have a few new revelations and a few lessons the morons will, no doubt, not learn in this bonus podcast.If you are client of Novum stuffed into today's placing I explain how you can get your cash back.

ShareSoc ramper & pompous arse Roger Lawson attacks evil shorters & backs failed regulators as Paysafe shares tumble

Published 167 days ago

Here we go again. Wicked and evil bears launch an attack on a great British company and pompous arse Roger Lawson of ShareSoc insists he knows better, just like he did with Globo and Blinkx, and attacks the bears. The pompous and disgraced share ramper opines on his blog with three readers:

Avanti Communications share suspension on December 30? New bond default?

Published 172 days ago

Well here is an early Christmas present for all good bears, Avanti Communications (AVN) has sort of fessed up to the fact that its shares may be suspended from the AIM Casino on 30th December and that it may be facing a new bond default. Oh dear. If that is not a cue to sell as fast as you can, what is?

Spot on: Waseem Shakoor on Bulletin Board censorship and when Cloudtag shares will hit 0.1p

Published 183 days ago

Bear raider Waseem Shakoor had called Cloudtag (CTAG) pretty well so far and he is also bang on the money on the matter of free speech. He has just posted this on the ADVFN asylum and he is 100% correct. Or is he? My target is 0p as this is a fraud. Shakoor is just too generous with his 0.1p target. He writes:

The Misys IPO, it is one to dodge and it shows we bears are right

Published 233 days ago

Until it was taken private back in 2012 Misys was one of those stocks you did not need to own. Its track record was okay but not brilliant. It had a habit of letting investors down now and again. Its departure was not greeted with wailing and the gnashing of teeth. But now it is planning a comeback in what is flagged up as being one of the largest IPOs for many a year. Caveat emptor.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Moron investors in the Cloudtag fraud feel on top of the world

Published 242 days ago

I start with the woes of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. Then on to why dogs leave it to the last minute to report results. As such I look at Strat Aero (AERO), Vislink (VLK), IGAS (IGAS), and Wolf Minerals (WLFE). I touch on Inspirit (INSP) as it runs out of cash and is - I gather  - not paying suppliers. I then look at the two frauds: Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) and Cloudtag (CTAG) where the morons are as happy today as the Quindell (QPP)  Morons where when those shares hit 650p. How the morons laughed at the silly old bears as they told us that £20 was on the cards. But of course those backing the Cloudtag fraud insist that it will be different this time. 

Malcolm Stacey on Holiday Caption Contest Day 5 ( and day 4 shock winner)

Published 330 days ago

The standard of entries in yesterday's Getafix on holiday contest was dire. And so notwithstanding the fact that Wildes will now report me to the FCA for market abuse I am awarding the non existent prize to my own entry. You can see the other captions HERE. Please do better with today's selfie sent in by Malcolm who is now back on the beach as you can see below.

Malcolm Stacey on Holiday Day 4 Caption Contest & Day 3 winner

Published 331 days ago

It is not just to avoid Wildes screaming "fix - insider dealing and market abuse" and reporting me to the FCA but once again I am not awarding the prize for the day three contest to Nigel Somerville. You can see his and the other five losing entries HERE. For today's contest Getafix has, it seems, left the beach and headed inland and sent us a new photo to allow you to do your worst. The deadline for entering today's contest is midnight ( which is also the deadline in the Tory leadership poll HERE). So yesterday's winner with another corker was...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast special - the delightful symmetry of Andalas & LGO Energy

Published 379 days ago

There is so much delightful (for we bears) symmetry between LGO Energy (LGO) and Andalas (ADL) as both sink to a level where flippers in the recent placings must now take a loss. Right down to the CEOs both having facial hairs. It is uncanny and the subject of this podcast which also makes general points about stocks where the share price dips below a placing price in short order. It is all about human psychology.

Video: TW, Evil Knievil, Lucian Miers, Matt Earl - the Bears Avanti special at UK Investor Show

Published 384 days ago

And so the four bears wandered onto stage for the final presentation at UK Investor Show. We majored in on why Avanti Communications (AVN) was a 0p stock but we covered many other stocks besides. Enjoy

Ocado - a compelling short

Published 395 days ago

Bears have a saying “never be short in company” but I have made an exception to this rule today and reopened a bear at 308p in Ocado (OCDO)  the second most shorted company on the market (after Carillion). 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 27 January - Please Mr Lenigas stop lying to your mad followers

Published 489 days ago

Bears are the new regulators, in fact the only regulators. Jabba the Hutt wants shorting banned. Worse still he is telling his deluded followers that shares in Afriag (AFRI) and his other dogs fell because of shorting. That is untrue as I explain in this podcast. I also cover: the after effects of ouzo, Frontier Resources (FRI), FastForward (FFWD), TrakM8 (TRAK), PeerTV (PTV), Sirius Minerals (SXX), London Capital (LCG) - in detail - and Jiasen (JSI)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 24 January: Himex this is jail for Rob Terry & bad news for Watchstone + crap AIM investment companies

Published 492 days ago

I am sorry for the delayed podcast but I am only just back from time in the Grim Northern welfare safari with the mother in law and thus can now let myself go with a volley of bad language.  I end with an explanation of who benefitted from the £150 million + Himex fraud at Quindell (QPP) laid bare earlier HERE and how it also affects Watchstone (WTG). Before that I talk of my annoyance on the silly blogger spats and the explain the difference between a cash shell and an investment company and why I regard our work on exposing the latter as invaluable. In the middle segment I have more bad news for oil companies such as XCite (XEL), IGAS (IGAS), Petroceltic (PCI) & Gulf Keystone (GKP) and for the sector as a whole but also for the markets. Dont blame China, we bears are still in the driving seat.

End 2015 Performance Update: 2015 UK Investor Show bear calls & investor short positions

Published 505 days ago

At the 18th April 2015 UK Investor Show, the top shorts of bears Evil Knievil, Lucian Miers, Matt Earl and Kevin Ashton were announced. As noted HERE, we're monitoring progress of those also having been identified as shorts by significant investment companies...

Reviewed: Performance of the AIM shares shorted as at the start of 2015

Published 508 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, we recently detailed the shorted AIM shares (by net short position %) at the start of 2016 - see HERE. The following review of 'The AIM shares shorted as at the start of 2015' suggests further why it may be worth paying some attention...

What I Thought of the Way the Audience Behaved at the Gold, Bears and Traders Show.

Published 547 days ago

Hello Share Swashers. There were some real heavyweight stars talking about shorting, mining, gold investing and the general state of the economy at the fabulous Gold Bears and Traders Show at Westminster at the weekend. The turns were all brilliant in their revelations.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 31 October - ALL the lessons you can learn from the Globo fraud

Published 577 days ago

This podcast should really be a tutorial in red flag analysis. In it I endeavour to cover every single lesson you can learn from the Globo (GBO) fraud - I hope it makes you look at your portfolio of shares in other companies in a more critical manner.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 27 October: Is InternetQ another Globo? Chemring, Dialight & More

Published 581 days ago

A busy day with my daughter beckons. In the evening it is the new James Bond film. But first a lunchtime bootcamp with Uncle Chris (Booker) to put her straight on the Evil Empire, the EU. In the podcast I ask if InternetQ (INTQ) is the new Globo (GBO)? Then I look at Chemring (CHG), Dialight (DIA) - another win for the bears - Afren (AFR) gets a mention as does LGO Energy (LGO), BP (BP.), Union Jack Oil & Gas (UJO) and - just to niggle Wildes - Premaitha (NIPT) whose shares are moving ahead nicely - more to go there!

New Short for autumn – Boohoo at 33p, valuation a rum n’coke: first warning shot fired

Published 618 days ago

Sadly for us bears most of the slam dunk mid-cap AIM shorts have already gone our way. We have had great sport with Monitise, Tungsten, Quindell, Range Resources, LGO Energy, Cupid, Globo (still more to come there), Gulf Keystone, etc. We won. The Bulletin Board Morons lost. Only Avanti Communications is still left to topple. It will.  But now I think we have a new quarry to stalk: Boohoo.com (BOO) looks a slam dunk short at 33p.

African Potash Ltd – significantly discounted placing ahoy (or not?)…

Published 650 days ago

Having soared from 0.315p at the start of the month to a 1.725p close on Monday before falling to 1.31p yesterday, shares in African Potash Ltd (AFPO) are currently on the rise again on the back of the company dismissing a report in the Daily Mail as “speculative and unfounded”

Dialight plc – shorters remain as 'cost reduction actions' taken

Published 655 days ago

Having crashed well below 500p on a 27th July interim results announcement, shares in Dialight plc (DIA) have maintained recovered levels of around 550p following an announcement of “Cost Reduction Actions”. What’s the current view here?

Chinese stockmarket still crashing – so now they want to arrest pandas

Published 691 days ago

China is opening down another 2% today. Almost half the stocks out East are still halted or suspended so what is today’s (failing) panic reaction from the Authorities? Yes – arrest the bears, putt the pandas in cuffs because as we all know, the only reason shares fall is because of evil bears. Rob Terry really should list his latest fraud Quob Park in China.

The Quindell deal has been a disaster for Slater & Gordon - Here are the maths

Published 732 days ago

Short Slater & Gordon has been a cracking trade ever since it announced the purchase of Quindell Legal Services. For British bears the weakening of the overvalued Aussie Dollar has been a bonus. The maths are shocking ( and of course will get worse as the various Quindell frauds unravel). 

The Bears Move on: Quindell short becomes a Slater & Gordon short

Published 782 days ago

Slater & Gordon overpaid grotesquely for the Quindell (QPP) legal business but the Aussie company is now beginning to pick up the tab as the bears move in. Two of the bear pit panel at UK Investor Show are already short of Slater & Gordon as is well known Aussie bear raider John Hempton of Bronte Capital. Lucian Miers opens the batting for the UK bears.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 8 March - 12 stocks that look certain to place out shares

Published 814 days ago

As a weekend treat I canter through the biggest fallers on the market on Friday and look at which ones seem certain to issue new shares -probably at a big discount - over the coming months. It does not take me that long to come up with more than a dozen names and make a few observations about other matters to do with bears, shorting and the fine firm that is Daniel Cesspit along the way.

AO World plc – profit warning provides further evidence that heavyweight bear interest is worth listening to

Published 825 days ago

“We continue to redefine retailing in our chosen categories with unbeatable prices, huge range and availability, complemented by amazing service.” So says AO World (AO.) CEO John Roberts today. Shareholders might not be so confident – the statement appearing after a warning that “the company expects growth in revenue and adjusted EBITDA for the UK business for the current quarter to be lower than anticipated” and that next year’s performance is also expected to be impacted.

BREAKING: New UK Investor speaker announced: Kevin Ashton of Quindell fame

Published 854 days ago

Kevin Ashton was the analyst at Canaccord tasked with covering Quindell. When he handed in a note refusing to say buy or set a price target Rob Terry told Canaccord it would be fired as joint broker if it published it. So Ashston was fired. He is a feared analyst with a forensic mind and great integrity and he will now be speaking at the UK Investor show on April 18.

Black Swan New Year Letter 2015

Published 873 days ago

So as 2015 dawns we can gaze upon the familiar wreckage that is the new norm for the Euro. The blood coming through the Greek bandages, which we were assured were merely little bits of residual bleeding, are now exposed to be the full-on broken limbs some of us said were always there. How much has been spent on Greece? Does any body know? €45 bill to start in 2010, two months later €130bil, €130bil in 2011, the default of 2012 for €206bil and another €130bil needed at the end of 2012…is this the same money: does anybody care?

ASOS plc – broker views divided following Q1 2015 trading statement

Published 901 days ago

Commenting on the recent quarterly trading statement from online 'fast fashion' retailer ASOS plc (ASC), I concluded that it did little to improve my sceptical view on the valuation – which has been more bearish than what has seemed to be the consensus broker view. The following updates on the broker reaction to the trading update.

ASOS plc – Q1 2015 trading statement, reassuring to the bulls or bears?

Published 903 days ago

Online 'fast fashion' retailer ASOS plc (ASC) has updated on its quarter ended 30th November 2014 – emphasising that a “strong UK performance continued”, though admitting that “international trading conditions remain challenging”. The following updates.

Fitbug – following the ramparoonie, the inevitable discounted placing arrives

Published 903 days ago

Following a late October piece – ‘Fitbug Holdings ramparoonie – beware, balance sheet terrible, placing ahoy?’ – the company (FITB) has duly announced it has undertaken a discounted placing, this raising a gross £3.5 million at 9p per share. The following updates.

Tom Winnifrith BearCast Special - The academic research that shows that bears & short sellers are the good guys, we are the regulators

Published 916 days ago

I spent a happy night reading an an article supporting  stock promoters and crooks and an attack on bears from Zak "Judas" Mir. Cripes it was drivel. I then read a quite superb academic paper  "Go Down Fighting Short Sellers vs Firms" from the US which is the most comprehensive study of bear raids on US firms. It analyses how they respond but demonstrates quite clearly why the bears are the good guys, why we bears are the most effective regulators against stock promotion and fraud in town. The bald and clear fact is the sheer scale of long term underoerformance of stocks in the years AFTER a bear raid. The clear message is that bears are exposing wrong doing in a way that regulators do not and that listening to bears & selling shares in companies they target rather than siding with the con artists saves you money.

Tom Winnifrith's Saturday BearCast - The Mind of a Bear

Published 920 days ago

Why do Bears go short? Why do US bears target AIM? Why is being short such a poor risk/reward play? Why do shares go down? What is the difference between a weighing machine and a voting machine? In today's podcast I go inside the mind of a bear.

African Minerals – Kerching for the Bears it’s tits up time at no-one is watching O’Clock

Published 921 days ago

Given the heaps of abuse I took for calling this one as a nil (that is to say worth 0p) HERE and HERE and several other times on BearCast, I may be forgiven for having a celebratory ouzo today as African Minerals appears to have bitten the dust. Needless to say “its tits up time” was announced at no-one is watching O’Clock , 5.36 PM.

Fraudbuster John Hempton of Bronte has words of encouragement for Quindell Morons as he warns target price is 0p

Published 939 days ago

As the stench of death gets ever more ghastly at Quenron (QPP) it seems that every new day this corpse in waiting attracts the attention of a new celebrity bear raider. A couple of weeks ago Muddy Waters chipped in. Today it is the legendary John Hempton of Bronte Capital who has been tweeting words of “encouragement” to the morons. That is before he warns that the shares are going to 0p.

The Bears Scent Death at Quindell – King of the US Bears Muddy Waters weighs in

Published 957 days ago

Quindell (QPP) took on the bears and Quenron is losing. I first cited red flags about this fraud in April 2013. A year later Gotham City Research took it apart and now the shorters are upping the ante. The smell of Death is clear and now the best known US Bear Muddy Waters has also chipped in via twitter.

Reader Poll – which of the 10 stocks in the Bear Portfolio will crash most by Christmas

Published 961 days ago

So far the bear portfolio of Matt Earl (the Dark Destroyer), Evil Knievil (the fat man), Lucian Miers (the Bard of the Boleyn) and Tom Winnifrith (the Sheriff of AIM) is down by an average of 18.2%. Today one stock leaves the portfolio (New World) having duly collapsed and in its stead goes African Mining (AMI) which will collapse. But which of our 10 shorts do you think will slump most by Christmas. The deadline for voting is midnight tonight as things are moving rapidly with at least one constituent.

The Matt Earl, Evil Knievil, Lucian Miers, Tom Winnifrith Summer Bear Portfolio revisited and updated view

Published 961 days ago

Back in the summer, July 9, the 4 Bears sat down and compiled our top ten shorts for the summer. There has been one disaster – Concha (CHA) – but despite that an average loss (gain for us) of 18.2% per short is not bad. So where do we stand now?

It is almost worth going to New York for this bearfest - brilliant video

Published 970 days ago

This video is superb, In a humourous way it demonstrates why bears & short sellers provide such a valuable service to the stockmarket and it promises another major China fraud expose next week. I am almost tempted to head off to the Big Apple for the party...

On balance the signals are bearish

Published 975 days ago

Afer two weeks of globe-trotting Financial Orbit is back and a scan of the macro signals from around the world should give bears, rather than bulls cause for celebration. There is the odd bull opportunity but on balance it does not look so good.

Horse Hill a 20% COS say the bears - Mr David Lenigas explains why that made up number is bollocks

Published 984 days ago

Bears of the Horse Hill Oil stocks keep insisting that the well has a 20% COS. Where, a reader asks, does this number come from?  Er… the bears. We put this to Mr David Lenigas this morning who appears to disagree with this assessment. His (diplomatic) response was: 

Should Short Selling be Banned – Reader Poll Results

Published 1035 days ago

Perhaps we did not give enough options in our reader poll? We should perhaps have included “short selling is okay, unless the bears are shorting a stock I own in which case they should be sent to prison for life immediately.” Anyhow we gave you three options are here are the results:

Bears Do Not Destroy Jobs – capital Misallocation Does

Published 1045 days ago

"If a certain high profile company goes bust will you be happy to have destroyed 2,000 jobs?" I am asked by a poster on ShareProphets. Clearly I am not happy if any job is lost (except, perhaps, that of Fat Sam Allardyce) but please understand that if a firm goes tits up it is not the fault of the bears.

Why shorting is both vital and good for investors and for society

Published 1052 days ago

Shorters, or bear raiders, are vilified by the ignorant as destroyers of wealth and of jobs. Some folks want shorting banned. They are wrong. The only people who benefit from banning shorting are crooks, liars and frauds. Capitalism needs shorters for it to work efficiently. Here’s why.

Evil Knievil, Lucian Miers, Matt Earl and Tom Winnifrith – the top 10 stocks in London to short for summer

Published 1056 days ago

Anyone who was at UK Investor 2014 knows that the Bears session (HERE) saw some great calls. And so ahead of a long sweaty summer I asked Evil Knievil, Matt Earl (The Dark Destroyer) and Lucian Miers for their top 5 shorts of the summer and for good measure I add in my own. Between us we have thus compiled the top ten stocks to short in London!

Weekly Financial Video Postcard #40 – Quindell, blinkx, Greek Hovel & Bear Transparency Edition

Published 1058 days ago

This may be Tom Winnifrith’s last video postcard for a while as he explains at the start of this edition. The Mrs has bought a hovel in Greece and he is off on Friday to start its renovation. It really is a hovel and right now has no internet and is a 15 minute drive from the nearest habitation. But Tom will work hard on getting connected ASAP.

Corrected Version: Gold fundamentals strengthen, price remains robust, buy below $1,291/oz

Published 1106 days ago

This morning I published the following article and incorrectly referred to the latest data in the Commitment of Traders (CoT) report as being up to May 6th. In fact the latest data goes to May 13th. I've edited the piece below, but broadly my argument still stands. I've made appropriate corrections and thank a devoted, almost obsessive, reader in the North for alerting us;

Quindell Portfolio Shares Burn The Bears And Equity Swap Fears

Published 1433 days ago

I have a follower on Twitter – salt of the earth – who has been questioning my position on Quindell Portfolio (QPP). Hopefully, the following article will clarify the situation.

Quindell Portfolio: A Change Of Trend, Not A Meltdown

Published 1482 days ago

I am slightly miffed that Quindell Portfolio has given a charting sell on an exhaustion gap fill end of day close basis – one that delivers bearish news for technical traders, but not the end of the world scenario my fundamentals based friends are warning of.

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