Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Naivete is not a sin and I really do take it all back about PR genius Steffi - what a nice woman
Published 177 days ago
Yes I am beginning to miss George Osborne. No I lie, he really was useless. But so too is Hammond. I comment on him believing the boy who cried Euro Wolf (Nissan) and handing over taxpayers cash as a result but also on the way that he is set to allow the deficit to balloon again - this man is a danger to your wealth. At a company level I look at Inspirit (INSP), Cloudtag (CTAG), SKIL Ports and Logistics (SPL), Quantum Pharma (QP) and my pals the fraudsters as African Potash (AFPO) - Lord Peter Hain when will you blink and quit?
Published 203 days ago
In today's statement from JD Wetherspoon (JDW) its boss Tim Martin lets rip on those doomsayers from Project Fear who lied to us ahead of the referendum on Independence Day, June 23rd. that fat self righteous windbag Nicola Horlick - who stuffed her clients into Bernie Madoff funds - the banksters at Goldman Sachs, the smug FTSE 100 bosses, lyin' George Osborne and Dodgy Dave Cameron himself all get it in the neck from the visionary Martin. This statement is poetry. I loathe Martin's plastic pubs but I shall hold my nose and go to one in appreciation of what follows. Over to our hero of the day, Mr Tim Martin:
Published 221 days ago
They are still dropping like flies. This morning the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty saw its 23rd victim as LED International Holdings (LED) had its one-way trip from AIM’s Death Row to the lethal injection room. There are now just 17 of the original forty remaining, of which one is currently suspended. This is an incredible indictment of AIM, and the recent history of LED is the sour cherry on the rancid icing on the mouldy cake.
Published 260 days ago
After a long sabbatical, our resident poet E J Thribb(ance) is back - inspired by the departure of George Osborne from Her Majesty's Government. Over to EJ.....
Published 265 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member LED International Holdings (LED) has been suspended from trading since 22 Dec 2015 – we are well into month seven of suspension, then. AIM Rule 41 says: “The Exchange will cancel the admission of AIM securities where these have been suspended from trading for six months”. Yet LED has still not been given the order of the boot by AIM Regulation. I dropped our friendly Oxymorons a line….
Published 282 days ago
I am not writing much today as I am 100% fecked off with everyone especially Ben Turney, Jason Drummond and lyin' George Osborne. Instead I finished my olive pruning. I think I am going to quit writing and become a full time olive pruner. I discuss Teathers Financial (TEA), the Brexit vote, Photo-Me (PHTM), Chemring (CHG), Churchill Mining (CHL), xCite Energy (XEL) and dog spreadbetting waste of space London Capital (LCG)
Published 313 days ago
George Osborne says UK house prices will fall by 18% if we vote for Brexit. At every single conceivable level he is talking bollocks. Even the lovely Cheryl Cole can testify to that as I explain in today's podcast.
Published 336 days ago
I found this impossible to believe but Jabba was taped in action. The man who claims to have no managerial involvement in the companies running Horse Hill has phoned critics of the scheme asking them to retract their comments.
Published 348 days ago
Im not feeling terribly well so this may be the only bearcast of the weekend. We shall see. However I look at the Phorm debacle on AIM which saw £201 million sent to money heaven. I name the guilty men and look at the lessons learned (or ignored if you are AIM Regulation). Then I show why George Osborne is lying about mortgage rates under Brexit as he wages war for Project Fear.
Published 366 days ago
Another day, another one-way trip to the chamber of no return. Asia Ceramics Holdings plc was formally given the heave-ho this morning to make it the nineteenth member of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty to leave the Casino. Tomorrow we hit twenty – the half way mark – as it is the turn of Auhua (ACE) to join leave the world’s most successful growth market.
Published 370 days ago
Oh dear, well you cannot say you were not warned. After a month of having its shares suspended and pretending that it would get a new Nomad to replace Grant Thornton who quit- without saying why - Auhua Clean Energy (ACE) says it cannot get a Nomad to act for it and so its shares will be booted off AIM on Tuesday at 7 AM. The statement is a hoot, a comedy classic.
Published 373 days ago
Well this is very annoying, and a result of new rules brought to the EIS scheme. I’m sure that AIM-listed Scancell would have much preferred that it were not the case, but it seems that EIS reliefs can only be applied for by investors who had previously bought EIS-qualifying shares and are now looking to take up their Open Offer entitlements.
Published 374 days ago
It is now Eighty years ago, February 4, 1936, that one of the most influential books of the last one hundred years was published, British economist, John Maynard Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money was born what has become known as Keynesian Economics. Within less than a decade after its appearance, the ideas conquered the economics profession and become a guidebook for government economic policy then and to the current day.
Published 379 days ago
George Osborne claims to have tackled debt. If you believe that you will take your trousers off and allow Boy George to chain you to a radiator. A picture speaks 1000 words.
Published 379 days ago
In this bonus podcast I discuss all aspects of today's UK Budget from Chancellor George Osborne. It was an intensely political budget from Mr Osborne but not one I believe in very much. I failed to mention the lifetime ISA that lets help young people overpay for housing gimmick. It will not address the real issue that is asset inflation, instead it may fuel what is a bubble that bit longer.
Published 384 days ago
Well you can’t say you weren’t warned: ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP) was finally suspended pending clarification of its financial position this morning. It was blindingly obvious that this - or a Nomad resignation - was inevitable. I hope anyone unlucky enough to hold this POS managed to get out even if only with a bag of Tesco Value crisps. Perhaps I should head to Bristol and claim a glass (or two) of Ouzo to toast the Filthy Forty’s 23rd suspension/delisting.
Published 394 days ago
The following updates our China AIM 'Filthy Forty' table as at the end of February. Despite the utterings of the London Stock Exchange and George Osborne, more of the companies Geong, Geong, Gone? You bet…
Published 396 days ago
We have today penned an open letter to George Osborne regarding the ever-growing scandal of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. Mr Osborne, you will remember, is keen to see greater links forged between the London and Chinese markets. Under the circumstances we are deeply concerned about this and call for a full investigation.
Published 396 days ago
The ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty was launched on 15 August 2015, just 197 days ago, as a way of tracking what a concentrated stinking cesspit this mini-sector of the Casino was. At the time, already ten of the forty had left world’s most successful growth market for a variety of reasons: two had been booted off the Casino for failing to publish accounts, a further five had been booted off after a Nomad resignation and no replacement appointment, and three had delisted in, cough, the best interests of shareholders. One further company was, at the time, suspended as its Nomad had quit but the one month grace period to find a new one had not yet expired. (That duly became the next AIM-China execution).
Published 398 days ago
It is hard to keep up. We called Auhua “Clean is my middle name” Energy (ACE) as the 21st AIM delisting/suspension on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty as its Nomad steps down effective first thing on Monday, but at no-one-is-watching o’clock last night up popped Asia Ceramics (ACHP) to say that its Nomad had resigned. So Auhua will have to settle for 22nd place.
Published 399 days ago
Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty stock Auhua "Clean is my middle name" Energy (ACE) are down another 28% this morning after the company confirmed that it has not yet been able to sign up a new Nomad to replace Grant Thornton which steps down with effect from Monday morning. As such Auhua will become the twenty-first company of our Filthy Forty to have left the Casino or be suspended.
Published 411 days ago
MPs on the Treasury select committee want George Osborne to reverse changes in the tax treatment of Buy to Let. They lie about why they are bleating and they lie about the consequences. As a dyed in the wool capitalist, I explain in this podcast why, for the good of the economy, the Chancellor must stick to his guns
Published 427 days ago
For once I am ahead of the game with my tax return. Thanks to the fine firm of Cawkwells - that is to say the long suffering Mrs Evil Knievil, my forms are agreed and being submitted today. But the deadline is looming...
Published 435 days ago
I continue the theme of what capitalism really means from yesterday's bonus bearcast on the news that North Sea oil companies want Chancellor George Osborne to use your hard earned cash to bail them out. I explain why the Chancellor needs to ignore this completely even if it means that the North Sea basically goes bust taking a number of listed companies - I mention XCite (XEL) specifically - with it. Sorry, I don't care if Aberdeen becomes a ghost town. Taxpayers from the profitable part of the economy should NEVER subsidise loss making sectors, be they milk farmers, oil companies or the Yorkshire coal miners that the great and much missed Maggie Thatcher quite rightly put on the dole.
Published 449 days ago
With our previous China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update, to mark the cancellation of Geong International, we asked 'Who's next to be Geong, Geong, Gone?' The answer has been...
Published 490 days ago
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org - Today I look at shares in Obtala Resources, Orsu Metals and Plus500, setting share price targets for all three stocks.
Published 491 days ago
Last weekend I explained HERE how the purchase of the fraudulent and grossly overvalued business of Quindell (QPP) by Slater & Gordon (SGH) earlier this year threatened the Aussie poltroons with a drowning in debt wipe-out – quite simply it is not generating any cash, thanks to Quenron. This afternoon things got worse, much worse. Thanks to Chancellor George Osborne, shares in S&G are now almost certainly heading for zero. It is now the short of the century
Published 533 days ago
A slightly delayed October edition of UK Investor magazine is now live featuring 4 buy share tips, 3 sells (from TW), company profiles on Universe and Northcote, Amanda van Dyke on why now is the time to buy mining stocks or is Tesco a better recovery play? Darren Winters takes over the normal Rob Terry slot while George Osborne Chases the Dragon as our cover story. You can download your free copy below
Published 550 days ago
It was a storming week last week on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. But there is more to come, for Wednesday sees the end of the month and the reporting deadline for any company with a half year to the end of June, or a full year to the end of March. So what is there to look forward to?
Published 553 days ago
This week George Osborne was merrily tweeting away that he was Delighted we have agreed with China to look into benefits of connecting UK and China stock markets. He’s clearly had a whale of a time in China, but I fancy he’s got no idea of the dangers of what he’s doing. With the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty turning up scandal after scandal, what on earth does he think he is doing?
Published 554 days ago
As George Osborne tweets lyrical about being the first UK minister ever to visit the key staging post at the end of China’s Silk Road, Urumqi, JQW has truly tried to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. If you believe in the tooth fairy then you should buy the shares with all your might. Indeed, you should go down to the world’s local bank (HSBC) and get a mega-loan and buy the entire company for it is trading on a market capitalisation of £11.1 million (source: ADVFN) and yet has a cash pile of £46 million. Heck: shut down the business (except the Chinese authorities have already done that, for a month) and walk away with £35 million profit?
Published 555 days ago
We’ve already highlighted this HERE and dropped a line to our good friends at AIM regulation HERE but still nothing. AIM-listed China play Global Market Group (GMC) announced back on 21 August that its Nomad had quit with immediate effect. Under AIM Rules that means instant suspension, but also that if no new Nomad is appointed within one month then the shares will be delisted. It is now 23 September and no new Nomad has been appointed so as we understand AIM Rules there should have been a formal AIM Cancellation notice yesterday. There was none forthcoming.
Published 555 days ago
Blow me down with a feather – there is someone in the world even more of a cynic than me! We have already covered the fact that AIM-listed (for the time being, it appears) Global Market Group (GMC) has been without a Nomad now for one month and one day – and that under AIM Rules it should therefore have been formally shown the exit this morning: one month without a Nomad = delisting under AIM Rules. But there has been no announcement. We wonder why. Is AIM Regulation asleep at the wheel or is there some other reason? Over to uber-cynical ‘Keith’ to explain…..
Published 592 days ago
The ShareProphets China-AIM Filthy Forty reveals the most shocking statistics of losses for investors, demonstrable frauds and companies being booted off the Casino – see HERE. But which country of incorporation lost investors the most money? Which national regulator has the most egg on its face? Our table has thrown up some surprising statistics.
Published 609 days ago
I have been a mega bear on Monitise (MONI) and with the shares now sub 5p feel rather vindicated. I still would not touch the shares with a baregepole.
Published 622 days ago
Chococolate teapot Mr Wheatley has been fired by George Osborne from his post as head of the FCA as Tom Winnifrith discussed here. Now our resident poet EJ Thribb feels inspired to write:
Published 622 days ago
Martin Wheatley, the head of the FCA is to leave his job in September after the twat George Osborne refused to extend his contract. Wheatley is being shown the door and the spin is that he is being given the bullet because he was too tough on the banksters and on the financial services industry. George, pal, you are ‘avin a bubble.
Published 625 days ago
Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon has today commented on the moronic plans of George Osborne to put SME's out of business, ooops I meant to say to pushing the minimum wage up to £9. For Paul "Trotsky" Scott, "Red" Darren Atwater and others here are some hard maths. Just who is subsidising who? Look at how much profit JD makes per pub and how much tax that pub generates. Over to my hero of the day Tim Martin:
Published 625 days ago
So Paul "Trotsky" Scott, "Red" Darren Atwater, George "the twat" Osborne and your out of touch cabinet pals who have never risked their capital to run an SME, PR supremo Reg "crony capitalist" Hoare et al you want me to pay my staff £9 an hour. Let me tell you about Christina and why I am in such a foul mood today. Warning this podcast contains a stream of bad langauge. I also cover Greece, Blur, Johnston Press, Mosman Oil & Gas (0p here we come) and Armadale Capital.
Published 627 days ago
Sorry to go back to the national Living wage of that twat George Osborne but the piffle spouted by its supporters grows by the day. Businesses paying £7.50 an hour are not subsidised by the State. I give you the real maths, the maths on why Osborne's measure makes the working poor worse off and why he has done this and what he should have done. I am such an angry capitalist I really am thinking of packing it all in. This country no longer deserves entrepreneurs.
Published 630 days ago
Once again IT issues in Greece delay this podcast. I start by explianing why the reaction of Paul Scott and the craven deadwood press to the new national living wage proposed by George Osborne displays 100% economic illiteracy. It is simply a transfer of wealth from business to the State, the poor will gain nothing. Then onto defending David Lenigas and Andrew Bell from some of the sillier comments made by some folk and to explian why flip flop Ben Turney is again wrong on New World Oil & Gas. hats off to Paul Curtis for the silliest remark of the day as I stck the boot into Gulf Keystone and then also to the prep, pump and dump at Beowulf Mining. And finally I have another go at biotech dog ValiRx.
Published 631 days ago
This has been delayed by certain IT issues here in the Hellenic Republic. I start the podcast on Greece then onto China and finally to chancellor George Osborne and his budget - the guy is a prize twat. At a company level I look at Azonto Petroleum, Monitise ( TSOA wins again!), Red Rock Resources and the fraud Jiasen.
Published 744 days ago
George Osborne will deliver a budget of cheap bribes and minor tweakings. I have an alternative set of proposals which is genuinely radical and would put the UK and its finances back on a firm footing. In this podcast I outline my alternative Budget 2015 and commend it to the House.
Published 833 days ago
Fresh from its successful pass of the stress test more of Lloyds (LLOY) is going to be sold off by the UK government. As I’ve mentioned, the UK government currently owns around 24% of Lloyds Banking Group, but this figure could be reduced to around 20%.
Published 959 days ago
At 236p after the interim results to June; despite the government’s abolition of the compulsory annuity rule in exchange for tax relied on such contributions, the market still seems optimistic about dividends and earnings for Legal & General (LGEN).
Published 1044 days ago
Why you should not vote for UKIP? Basically, because it is an unredeemed revolutionary neo-Thatcherite party. It should more accurately be called the Thatcher party. That is to say, it believes too uncritically in the idea that markets are always right, despite the strongest evidence to the contrary. I speak, of course, of the rise of short term financial capitalism in the UK and inconvenient relative fall of industrial capitalism. When everyone is a banker, who is then a gentleman?