Results

Sanderson Group – interim results and management chat

Published 4 hours ago

November 72p offer price share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2017 and that it has “a good level of confidence that the group will continue to make further progress and deliver trading results in line with market expectations for the current year”.

SCANDAL: Redx Pharma – goes tits up & blames thieving scousers, just 3 months after raising £12m

Published 10 hours ago

It seems to be perfectly acceptable for companies on the Casino to complete fundraisings inadequate to see them solvent. Yesterday at 4.22pm shares in AIM-listed Redx Pharma (REDX) were suspended “pending an announcement” by AIM Regulation (the RNS following at 4.35pm – bit of a rush there fellas?) At no-one-is-watching o’clock (6.35pm: after-after-hours) the company announced that administrators had been appointed - just 3 months after the company had apparently raised £12 million in a placing and open offer. Coke and hookers all round for the Nomad and Brokers concerned. Stale bread and water for those sold this particular pup.

Is Tom Winnifrith right to out companies doing placings?

Published 3 days ago

The busting of a placing by AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) at 1p by Tom Winnifrith has caused a bit of controversy. It is not the first time he has been accused of being irresponsible by blowing the lid on a placing only for it to be pulled or the price dropped. Anyone left holding the baby gets their fingers burned – in the recent example quite badly if they had been buying into the ramp at north of 1.4p only to see the company raise cash at just 0.8p. Is it right?

MySQUAR, a total basket case. Sell at 5.1p

Published 4 days ago

I wrote recently about AIM listed BNN Technology (BNN), a flaky and wildly over promoted China tech play, but having had a look at Burmese tech play MySQUAR (MYSQ), BNN looks a solid blue chip.

Notes from Underground: Greece is the word

Published 4 days ago

So, considering that Tom Winnifrith is away with his wife and his in-laws, away from the Greek hovel, and spending time at some Greek luxury resort, the first non-Tom story is CloudTag – Some great news, Amit Ben-Haim is all yours now by Cynical Bear at number 9.

Just announced - MASSIVE NEWS: The Global Group UK Investor Show 2018

Published 7 days ago

No comment is needed. The release speaks for itself and is utterly massive news about the expansion of our annual show.

Petropavlovsk – board structure update amidst attempted coup

Published 8 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on the attempted boardroom coup – including on its process to appoint an independent Non-Executive Chairman, a further independent Non-Executive director and opposition to the requisitioning shareholder nominees.

Advanced Oncotherapy – yet another director ponies up, EGM seemingly avoided and Bracknor converts. Most bizarre

Published 8 days ago

Well this is most bizarre! Lobster-potted Bracknor has converted another lump of its death-spiral loan notes. That, of course, is not a great surprise until you study the detail of yesterday morning’s announcement from AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), where we discover that the conversion shares have been issued not at the lowest daily volume-weighted average price of the past 15 days (21.35p) as per previously announced conversion terms, but at 25p (par price of the shares). Why has Bracknor elected to pay a 17% premium?

Retail-aggedon: where the US leads the UK will follow - superb Peter Schiff podcast

Published 9 days ago

Libertarian gold bug Peter Schiff is a big hero of Tom Winnifrith. He called the 2008 crash and he has also made some duff calls. But what he says about US retail in his latest podcast is fascinating. What happens in the US will wash over to the UK in due course. This is terrifying stuff to listen to.

Sell Petro Matad Before the Death Spiral Picks up Speed

Published 11 days ago

It is extremely rare for companies to resort to death spiral financing without serious damage to their share price (Gulf Keystone pulled it off a few years ago, but it really doesn’t happen often). Mongolian oil explorer Petro Matad (MATD) is unlikely to be an exception to this rule.

Andrews Sykes – 2016 results, dividend yield remains attractive despite share price rise

Published 11 days ago

Andrews Sykes (ASY), a 380p offer price November share tip, has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that it is “cautiously optimistic for further success in 2017”

Eden Research - a Second Request to the FRC to investigate its fraudulent accounts

Published 11 days ago

I asked my very good pals at the Financial Reporting Council, who we know are major fans of my work, to look into the fraudulent accounts of Eden Research (EDEN) for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 on February 17 2016. Okay 2015 accounts were not out at that point but I was sure they would be fraudulent - they were. Now 2016 accounts for Terpenetech are out we have it again confirmed that the 2015 accounts were crook and 2016 accounts - due within days - will almost certainly be fraudulent. So I have written to the FRC again. The letter follows.

Notes from Underground: In the year 2117, if man is still alive...

Published 11 days ago

Well, the first non-Tom article is by me, at a lofty #4: Leavers are either nuts or hiding what they're really on about. There, I said it. To be honest, I still haven't received a satisfying answer in the comments.

Petropavlovsk - what on earth is M&G doing getting into bed with dodgy Russians? Attempted coup

Published 13 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced that it has received notification that three shareholders will vote against the re-election of all five existing directors and attempt to insert four new chaps at the forthcoming EGM. The shareholders all got their holding via the debt for equity swap and so are well in the money and are Renova Asset Holding Limited, Sothic Capital European Opportunities Master Fund Limited and M&G Debt Opportunities Fund II Limited.

Advanced Oncotherapy – is it D-Day today, or Monday?

Published 13 days ago

Under its Bracknor death-spiral funding package, AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has to call an EGM proposing resolutions to drop the current nominal, or “par”, 25p price of its shares by at least half in the event of 10 consecutive closes below 110% of nominal (ie below 27.5p). But the company has never defined the closing price used: is it mid-price, bid-price, offer-price at close, or perhaps some more convoluted closing daily VWAP (volume weighted average price) calculation? But one thing is for sure, the match is right next to the blue touch-paper. Is it today or Monday, fellas?

Orogen - why Tom Winnifrith's family has bought more

Published 15 days ago

Is Orogen (ORE) the cheapest AIM shell? It could well be. That is why, with the shares at 1.625p mid, FIML - a company owned by the family trust of Tom Winnifrith, has added to its holding. As a reminder...

Two emergency share tips at 2PM - catch both ( & news on the cheapest share on AIM) for just £5

Published 16 days ago

These share tips cannot wait. Events are moving fast. We expect shares in both companies to start racing ahead within days and those who follow our tips to be sitting on gains of 50%+ as a result. And so we will publish two new emergency share tips this afternoon ( Tuesday 9th May) at 2 PM sharp.

Excellent expose by The Telegraph: £70k for the Chocolate Teapots' (almost) identical logo

Published 16 days ago

Tom Winnifrith keeps reminding us that frauds, like Labour Governments, always end up running out of other peoples’ money. And that brings us to the Chocolate teapots of the FCA which have been exposed in an excellent piece in The Daily Telegraph as having spent enough to keep a couple of nurses on shift for a year to have its logo redesigned….to almost identical and equally pointless window-dressing for its website and corporate communications. Why not spend the cash on catching criminals? I am reminded of images of yester-year of swanky new deep-pile carpets in the hospital chief executive’s office whilst patients waited for years to regain mobility offered by a hip replacement.

Bulletin Board Morons on Optibiotix and Tom Winnifrith share dumping

Published 22 days ago

Morning Tom, people on the BB speculating you have sold your OPTI holding, can you confirm please?Thank you. That was one of the emails that I received this morning. The short answer is "its bollocks" but perhaps this merits a longer answer.

Rosslyn Data – why are you hiding the related-party nature of this dog of a deal?

Published 23 days ago

Tom Winnifrith has already covered the hidden bailout placing aspects of the Integritie deal announced by Rosslyn Data (RDT) last week (HERE) but I thought it worth elaborating on the deal (which looks like a real dog) and asking the simple question: why haven’t you told your shareholders about the related-party aspects?

Amur - am I missing something or is it giving away shares for free - how are the rampers doing?

Published 24 days ago

Amur Minerals (AMC) was one of the great mining junior ramps of the past 12 months. With the Sith Lord Zak Mir and Justin the Clown leading the charge using bogus charting tomfoolery and soft interviews with the CEO Robin Young, the shares surged to 15p in December at the height of the rampfest. They are now 6.25p to sell and heading sharply lower. What say you rampers? How about "Tom Winnifrith's repeated bearcast warnings were spot on and Zak & Justin The Clown were talking 100% cock as usual?" 

Buy Altyn at a 1.99p offer

Published 24 days ago

Recent years have been ones of transition from open pit towards underground mining for Altyn (ALTN). However, production is now starting to increase again - and the anticipated marked increase from current levels looks far from discounted in the present valuation. As such, the shares are a buy

Concepta at 17p offer: Last chance to Buy: fireworks ahead - target 28p to sell

Published 25 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has been a slow burner but we are well ahead on this share tip with the shares now at 16.6p-17p.Last autumn that it was about to sell its MyLotus kits in China and since then it has appointed a country manager and huffed and puffed but there are no sign of those sales. But you won't need to wait long. There are fireworks coming soon.

Notes from Underground: All creature great and small, Tom poisons the lot

Published 25 days ago

In the past seven days, 43,154 unique readers read 70,771 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end April update

Published 26 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Reach4Entertainment - 2016 results show growth, but there’s a sting in the tail

Published 27 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that “we are enthusiastic about the growth prospects that our new initiatives will bring”, although there is somewhat of a sting in the tail…

Petropavlovsk - Q1 2017 production results further boost shares

Published 27 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced first quarter of 2017 production results supporting a level of production towards the top end of the 2017 forecast of 420,000-460,000 ounces of gold…

Petropavlovsk - 2016 results help shares higher: far more to go

Published 28 days ago

London main-market listed, gold miner in Russia Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year, emphasising a return to profitability and a refinancing of bank debt - enabling it not to have to divest part of the value in its core organic growth development project, the POX Hub…

General Election Caption Contest Winner: Unerringly accurate photo

Published 28 days ago

There were a lot of funny entries in this Caption Contest, and it was a pleasure to have such plentiful options. Yet, this caption stood out.

Video: Mark Slater interviewed by Tom Winnifrith for the UK Investor Show 2017

Published 29 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tom Winnifrith interviews Mark Slater. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

TODAY: Patience, patience, patience and yet more patience - that is the key to making money from shares

Published 30 days ago

Making money from shares is simple. Well it should be. Buy cheap. Hold. Hold. Hold. Hold, and finally sell when the shares have delivered you big gains. Where so many folks go wrong is getting impatient and not being prepared to hold, hold, hold. Let us tell you about Symphony Environmental (SYM) which we tipped at a 6.75p offer just over three years ago. It did nothing for ages....

Winner of the Bulletin Board moron of the Week, sponsored by MoneySwap

Published 31 days ago

Truly, there are no winners from the pool of Bulletin Board morons, only those who succeed in making our eyes roll the furthest.

Video: Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 31 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

More Red Flags at BNN Technology

Published 32 days ago

BNN Technology (BNN) published its Annual Report last week along with an update on its current cash position and the appointment of a new Non-Exec Chairman. The share price has rallied 6% but is still shy of the 80p at which broker Mirabaud recently raised £25 million - and, looking through the bluster, there are some serious issues that holders might care to consider.

Notes from Underground: Well, that was quick

Published 32 days ago

After all the fussing and moaning about Tom leaving the site to pick olives or raise snakes or whatever it is he's doing, and following a spectacular week where the most popular story was written by yours truly, we have come to what we all expected in the first place. The number one story this week is General Election June 8th - Surely there is no doubt as to the outcome, there is no uncertainty now, written by one Tom Winnifrith.

Video: Tom Winnifrith introduces the events to come at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 33 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tom Winnifrith introduces the events to come. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Action Hotels - disappointing (& late!) trading update, BUT...

Published 33 days ago

On 20th April 2017, Action Hotels (AHCG) updated on a disappointing 2016, as well as that “trading in Q1 2017 is solid”. Hmmm…

Echo Energy – Bizarre funding arrangement, share price must drop, mustn’t it?

Published 34 days ago

I’ve been scratching my head over the funding plans announced by the newly re-named Echo Energy (ECHO) earlier this week as there is an unusual aspect to it and can’t believe that the share price won’t drop in the short term as a result. Let me explain.

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

Published 35 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.

Making Structured Finance Work!

Published 35 days ago

It’s a bloody death spiral - sell! That seems to be the standard response to an announcement that an AIM company has raised cash via a structured financing plan rather than a, often deeply discounted, placing. But that "truism" is a falsehood. Some structured financings are death spirals, bad news for all bar the provider. Others, however, are put together in a way that only work if the share price rises. And that, surely, has to be better than a deeply discounted placing to bucket shop flippers?

Alliance Pharma - once again a buy

Published 35 days ago

Specialty pharmaceutical company, Alliance Pharma (APH) is a previous successful share tip for us - recommended at 31p, with gains banked at 43p in 2015. However, there has since been positive development which looks inadequately reflected in a current sub 50p offer price and, noting also the continued presence of famed investors Nigel Wray and Slater Investments as major shareholders…

Veltyco - fundraise and proposed acquisitions. Hmmm...but BUY

Published 36 days ago

Veltyco (VLTY) has announced a €2.55 million subscription for new shares to fund two acquisitions which it argues represent “an exciting opportunity… to grow its business by building on existing online betting brands, using its expertise in online marketing combined with award winning sportsbook technology”

Video: Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith prove that they are literally in bed together at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 37 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith prove that they are literally in bed together. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Video: Tom Winnifrith lays out the Great Cloudtag Fraud at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 38 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tom Winnifrith lays out the Great Cloudtag Fraud (CTAG). And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Norcros - full-year trading update boosts shares: BUY

Published 38 days ago

Supplier of branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives, Norcros (NXR) has updated that year ended 31st March 2017 adjusted operating profit “is expected to be in line with the board's expectations” and that “the board is confident that the group is well placed to make further progress”

Chamberlin - positive trading update, a good share tip prospers

Published 39 days ago

Recent 105p offer price Nifty Fifty share tip, Chamberlin (CMH) has updated on trading – including that, following “a strengthened performance in the second half” of its year ended 31st March 2017, underlying profitability will be ahead of the prior year and “in line” with current market forecasts…

Video: Dragon's Den #5, featuring, Concepta, Sanderson, Kefi Minerals, BlueJay Mining, and Berkeley Energia at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 39 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, in the 'Dragon's Den' companies have a 60 second pitch to Gary Newman, Tom Winnifrith, and Steve Moore for three £1,000 investments. This fifth and final round features Concepta (CPT), Sanderson (SND), Kefi Minerals (KEFI), BlueJay Mining (JAY), and Berkely Energia (BKY). And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

BNN Technology: Where does all that money go?

Published 39 days ago

BNN Technology (BNN) has duly announced its prelims for the year to Dec 2016. First of all: hats off to broker Mirabaud for finding punters willing to throw a further £25 million at the company on top of £51 million stumped up last year.

UK Investor Show 2017 raises £14,500 for Woodlarks - so far! More to come

Published 40 days ago

There are some people who think the stockmarket and shares business is like robbing a bank - all about making money however you go about it. But at a time of year when many of us think about a man who gave the ultimate gift, his life, for others we think that business should also be about giving. And that brings us to Woodlarks and the UK Investor Show. It started with Paul Scott who donated his, very small, speaker fee...

Video: Dragon's Den #4, featuring Big Sofa, Ariana Resources, BMR, Versarien and W Resources at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 40 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, in the 'Dragon's Den' companies have a 60 second pitch to the Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater, Tom Winnifrith and Steve Moore for three £1,000 investments. This fourth round features Big Sofa (BST), Ariana Resources (AAU), BMR Group (BMR), Versarien (VRS) and W Resources (WRES).

Video: Dragon's Den #3, featuring Optibiotix, Metal Tiger, Saffron Energy, Collagen Solutions and Wishbone Gold at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 41 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, in the 'Dragon's Den' companies have a 60 second pitch to Gary Newman, Tom Winnifrith and Steve Moore for three £1,000 investments. This third round features Optibiotix (OPTI), Metal Tiger (MTR), Saffron Energy (SRON), Collagen Solutions (COS) and Wishbone Gold (WSBN).

Video: Gotcha! Tom Winnifrith and Evil Knievil's 30 years of lawyer's letters and fighting fraud

Published 43 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tom Winnifrith and Evil Knievil discuss 30 years of lawyer's letters and fighting fraud. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Video: Dragon's Den #1, featuring Sula, Symphony Environmental, Asiamet, Bluebird Merchant Ventures with Nigel Wray, at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 43 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, in the 'Dragon's Den' companies have a 60 second pitch to Britain's Buffett Nigel Wray, Tom Winnifrith and Steve Moore for three £1,000 investments. Up first are Sula Gold (SULA), Symphony Environmental (SYM), Asiamet (ARS), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) and (sort of) Interquest (ITQ)...

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (somewhat late) end March update

Published 48 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

SkinBioTherapeutics – successful AIM admission for a UK Investor Show ‘Golden Share’

Published 50 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s ‘Golden Share’ (all proceeds to Woodlarks) from Saturday’s 2017 UK Investor Show has today listed on AIM – and it’s good news…

URGENT: Calling all African Potash shareholders, do you want your money back? ...and Cloudtag is next

Published 51 days ago

At the end of the Cloudtag (CTAG) session at UK Investor Show a man called Peter Petyt was introduced. He has been working with Tom Winnifrith to see if a case can be brought by those who have lost money on the fraud African Potash (AFPO). And it is now looking more than okay.

K3 Results - no further nasties: Buy

Published 51 days ago

Updating previously on K3 Business Technology (KBT) in January, we noted a most disappointing profits warning. This is now reflected in announced results for the company’s half-year ended 31st December 2016 – about which we have now spoken to management…

Tom Winnifrith: Shutting down my computer until the next battle is won- my diabetes raging out of control

Published 53 days ago

There were two phone calls I dreaded receiving last week. One concerned my father. The news there is good. He is out of intensive care but, with another complication this morning, not out of the woods yet. The second concerned me and my most recent blood tests.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Live Bearcast with Paul Scott at the UK Investor Show

Published 53 days ago

Paul accidentally went to the wrong venue so Tom hosted the show by himself to start, but then Paul arrived and so did the fireworks. This is a special live Bearcast recorded in front of a live audience at the UK Investor Show 1 April 2017.

Notes from Underground: Money ties

Published 53 days ago

The column was delayed today as your humble correspondent recovers from yesterday's UK Investor Show, easily the biggest and best of the 15 years that Tom has been organising these things. This would be my tenth.

Three minutes of Tom Winnifrith wearing VR gear at UK Investor Show

Published 54 days ago

Tom Winnifrith stands on the worlds tallest building, then flies a 747 using VR. But we only see him, not the realistic 3D world that he sees. The VR was supplied by RiverFort Capital.

Photos: Cloudtag begins the day, and proof that Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith are in bed together

Published 54 days ago

Tom Winnifrith introduces a packed house for UK Investor Show 2017 for his Cloudtag talk, followed by unimpeachable proof that Nigel and Tom are in bed together.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - not a day I want to repeat

Published 55 days ago

There seems to be a lot happening and as a result this bearcast comes to you from Shipston. I will head back to London later tonight and hope to see you all at UK Investor Show tomorrow. Pro tem I comment on Corero (CNS), Minoan (MIN), Amryt (AMYT) and Wishbone (WSBN) - we own the last two on that list and are very happy to do so. I also comment on allegations made elsewhere by the "share blogger of the year." 

2016 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ Picks review

Published 55 days ago

Ahead of another round tomorrow, at UK Investor Show 2016 there were five 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a pitch and three Dragons each picked one stock in which FIML invested £1,000. How have the dragons fared?...

URGENT! book your free tickets for Saturday - DEADLINE 2PM TODAY for postal seats

Published 56 days ago

The last postal mailing of tickets for THE investor event of the year is Thursday Morning. So to grab your seat and join 3,000 others who want to make money from shares ACT NOW!

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 56 days ago

Rather surprisingly, at her suggestion, I have just had a coffee with PR Genius Steffi and I take everything I have said back. She is actually quite smart in absolute terms and relative to most in her industry she is we, er.. a genius. What a nice lady. I have resolved to be nice to her going forward even if she does spin for Golden Saint Resources (GSR) which is worthless. Elsewhere I look at the remarkable naivete of some Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholders even now. This is not a sin but I suggest they wise up a bit.

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

Published 58 days ago

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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - How the Shipmans are buttering up my Dad plus punishing the wrong folks at Tesco

Published 58 days ago

My father is being charmed and buttered up by the quacks at Warwick Hospital and I am off there shortly for a pre operation chat. Ahead of that I look at Tesco (TSCO) and its fines today - we really have got white collar crime all wrong in this country. Then I look at Genel (GENL), Tasty (TAST) which is really not very tasty at all, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which is is utterly inedible and Sound Energy (SOU) where the issue is valuation. Surely the good news is in the price already? 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - My heart goes out to many Cloudtag shareholders as they lose everything

Published 58 days ago

So the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is today booted off the AIM casino. I did warn you but this podcast is for those who have lost out as a result of owning these shares. I do feel genuinely sorry for most of you. I explain why and where your anger should be directed.You may not want to hear this but I go through a few lessons you may want to learn from the disaster, for if we do not learn from when we lose we will keep on losing.

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

Published 59 days ago

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).

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

Published 60 days ago

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. 

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

Published 60 days ago

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.

Notes from Underground: Bon Vivant

Published 60 days ago

The picture below is of my ticket to yesterday's Master Investor show, the show that specialises in crank theories like living forever and making everything from 3D printers just like in Star Trek.

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

Published 61 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 Photo Bearcast: Ouzo time as asset strippers crash & burn, MRS scandal and FastForward Joke

Published 61 days ago

Next week may be disrupted by events in Warwick as I discuss at the end of this podcast but I shall be at UK Investor Show come what may and really hope you join me and 3,000 others there - book now for tickets to be sent on Monday HERE. In this podcast I look at Management Resource Solutions (MRS), why its RNS statements just do not add up at all and why I hope for bankruptcy. I also look at the latest news from FastForward (FFWD) which - if you do a bit of digging is a 100% rum and coke. Finally five years after certain folks turned down cash offers for Rivington assets preferring to asset strip them I bring you photos of a Master Investor show hall promising 5,000 attendees but in fact almost empty.  Photo one shows c500 folks in the main hall, the stands at the same time are almost empty! Ouzo time for me, a cup of cold sick for the asset strippers. It is hard to resist the temptation to gloat and indeed I found it just too hard. It is ouzo O'clock.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: You cannot finesse & trade fundamentals: ref Minoan & Wishbone

Published 62 days ago

The Mrs (on maternity leave) is off galavanting somewhere. Eight days ahead of UK Investor, the busiest time of the year, I am babysitting. I am such a god damn frigging feminist. Anyhow I record this in terror lest Joshua wakes up. In today's podcast I explain why you cannot finesse a trade on a fundamental play and discuss Minoan (MIN) and Wishbone (WSBN) in that vein. I look at Digital Barriers (DGB) the latest triumph from Cloudtag (CTAG) moron in chief Liam Nichols. I discuss Tethys (TPL) which like Cloudtag is soon to leave the AIM Casino, Nyota (NYO) and London Capital (LCG).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Paternoster Resources why cheap could be incredibly expensive

Published 63 days ago

I comment on the hopeless response of smug MPs and the established media to yesterday's terror attack on my own website in a podcast HERE. On the markets I look at expectations management at Next (NXT), at how we know or knew about the balance sheet at Toople (TOOP) covered HERE by Cynical Bear or Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) heading for 0p and covered in detail by me earlier HERE. I look at Public Services Properties (PSPI ) and what its AIM casino departure says about RTOs and contingent liabilities - which reminds me again of New World Oil & Gas (NEW). Finally I have a detailed look at the strange world of Paternoster Resources (PRS), not a stock you have to own in any way. PS Cynical Bear is not me. Can you see any typos in his articles?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Terror attack on London Edition

Published 64 days ago

Clearly this is the story of the day. I reflect on this from various angles. I then move onto Franchise Brands (FRAN) shares in which surged 16% forcing a suspension. No insider dealing here guv, walk on, walk on. Then it is onto Bowleven (BLVN),  Yolo (YOLO), Starcom (STAR) which I may have called Starvest but I meant Starcom, Van Elle (VANL), Nyota (NYO) and finally the uber dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which is in freefall. Hah! Death spiral shylocks Bracknor your spoof is not working is it! On the subject of terror I mention that evil bastard Martin McGuinness.You should not speak ill of the dead but for this unapologetic murderer  and for those in the media who praise him as a good man I make an exception HERE.  Mr McGuinness was a wicked man who sought no salvation in apology and repentance and, if there is a hell, his soul is right now burning at the heart of it. 

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

Published 65 days ago

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).

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

Published 65 days ago

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.

Tom Winnifrith: I think this is my best bearcast for months: Redcentric, the FCA, arrogant dickhead fund managers, Independent Resources & Mkango

Published 66 days ago

I hope this does not sound conceited but I think this is possibly my best bearcast for some time. I really enjoyed this from start to finish. Maybe I shall not go into retirement just yet, after all. Or maybe I still will. Anyhow, on the agenda: Redcentric (RCN), MX Capital (MXCP), the FCA, Mkango Resources (MKA), Independent Resources (IRG), arrogant dickhead fund managers and the UK Investor Show.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Theresa May forgets the wise words of Ronald Reagan at her peril

Published 67 days ago

In today's podcast I look at Peak Club - the mad debt binge at Soho House and what it tells us about asset bubbles and more. Then I cover Theresa May's misguided proposals on executive pay before finally covering the latest boardroom antics at Bowleven (BLVN) , putting it up for sale.

Notes from Underground: The Teddy Bears picnic

Published 67 days ago

ShareProphets readership increases every week - we can tell because we're a registration site and if you unsubscribe, you are kicked off the site. We don't have a dead subscription list like other, lesser, sites.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: What is a Cloudtag moron & the great EU blow-up we are missing

Published 68 days ago

For the nth time not all Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholders are morons. But some are. I discuss how one defines a moron but also responding to "Rachael" I discuss why my combative style is needed and will not be changing. It cannot be an excuse for some of the things that have gone on. Yesterday's Cloudtag moron has now noticed my wife is of Indian origin and is emailing me accordingly. Then I look at the EU. The issue is not Wilders or Le Pen but economics and I present some data that will truly scare you. The can cannot be kicked down the road forever.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bob Diamond Panmure Gordon & a crap industry

Published 69 days ago

I have been greatly distracted not least dealing with this utterly brain dead and vile Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholder who has been spamming me with the most ghastly abuse all day. I look at the Bob Diamond bid for Panmure Gordon (PMR) and what it means for the wider broking/corporate advisory sector. I then turn to Premaitha (NIPT) and the wider issue of the pointlessness of commissioned research. I touch on Management Resource Solutions (MRS) in light of the news earlier HERE but now the way it is really trying to screw shareholders with a 5p placing. There is comment on Jubilee Platinum (JLP). Then it is back to two old favourites: Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Milestone (MSG). Woof Woof.

About bloody time ...good news from Petropavlovsk: buy

Published 69 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on its pressure oxidation hub development, with construction activities having fully resumed following bank debt refinancing.

A Cloudtag owning moron writes to Tom Winnifrith

Published 69 days ago

Having been cc'd in on a list of shareholders in the AIM listed ( pro tem) fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) leaked in breach of Data Protection laws by the company itself, I could not resist sending them an email pointing them to some high quality covrerage of the stock. I received a few replies. Here is the best of the bunch. I wonder if this clown, a Mr John Simpson,  thinks this will help him get his cash back and if his wife and employer knows that he spends his days sending such emails. I have to feel sorry for the chap who obviously deeply troubled.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - back at Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater's Emporium, Wedge Issue

Published 70 days ago

I find myself back in London ahead of a big event tonight as I explain HERE. So I am working at the pizza place now known as Wedge Issue and run by hipster Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater. It is most excellent and I commend it to you all if you are in Clerkenwell, although I am not sure I get this hipster business at all. I'm getting old. In the main podcast I look at why the LSE Asylum just does not work. In terms of stocks I cover Independent Resources (IRG), Nyota (NYO), FastForward (FFWD),Challenger (CHAL), the joke regulation one sees on the Standard List, Regency Mines (RGM) and some coal assets some folks think will go into the joke that is "New Worthington". 

Interquest Results - still a recovery buy

Published 70 days ago

Technology sectors-focused recruitment group, InterQuest (ITQ) has announced results from a “challenging” 2016 year of“transformation” following a change in executive management, though is “cautiously optimistic about 2017”.

Filthy Forty Asian Citrus: Bullsh** RNS, it’s AIM execution ahoy - TW senior’s ouzo lined up for another hit

Published 71 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Asian Citrus (ACHL) has offered yet another update on its delayed (due to allegations which looks like accusations of fraud) FY16 results. Having tried ever so hard to obtain relevant information and to facilitate additional audit procedures (ie visits to the banks in person) the company has announced that it has initiated legal proceedings to remove relevant senior management members of the relevant subsidiaries. With the shares having been suspended since 28 September execution after six months as long-termers on AIM’s Death Row is scheduled for 29 March. The company cheerfully tells us that the implementation of such changes may take time – ShareProphets RNS Translation Service: it’s delisting ahoy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The Great Magnolia Ramp and why is Deb White spouting bollocks & not in cuffs?

Published 71 days ago

This is a long podcast as there is much to cover. On the agenda: Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), Milestone Group (MSG), Metals Exploration (MTL), Servision (SEV), Pantheon Resources (PANR), Fusionex (FXI), SalvaRx (SALV), Telit Communications (TCM) Jim Slater & PEG investing and finally the Aussie Poltroons Slater & Gordon (SGH)

Cloudtag Moron - lets beat Tom Winnifrith up: LSE provides platform for inciting violence

Published 71 days ago

Repeatedly, during the past six months, the London & South East Bulletin Board ( aka the LSE Asylum) has removed posts within minutes which offered any criticism at all of Cloudtag (CTAG). Right up to the point that shares in the fraud were suspended on AIM no dissent was allowed. But it appears that the LSE does believe in free speech when it comes to inciting violence against me. My crime, natch, calling out the fraud and so yesterday the post below appeared.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The mystery of the dog Sabien and the bark in the night

Published 72 days ago

Those who read Sherlock Holmes will understand the title. In this podcast I mention Islington in EU and a chat with Chris Booker - more on that HERE. I look at Blancco Technology (BLTG), Sabien (SNT), Quadrise (QFI), Prairie Minerals (PDZ) and Lionsgold (LION).

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

Published 72 days ago

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. 

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

Published 72 days ago

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!

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

Published 73 days ago

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)

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

Published 74 days ago

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.

Red Flags Still Fluttering at Mayair Group

Published 74 days ago

Back in August I suggested that Mayair Group (MAYA), which purports to provide clean air solutions in China might not be so different from other AIM listed China plays.

Notes from Underground: Show of Shows

Published 74 days ago

It's with a sharp sense of horror that I realise that it's only three weeks until the the UK's most interesting investing event, the UK Investor Show. Not that the show will be a horror - it'll be terrific - but I'm suddenly jolted into all the last minute things that need to be done on my part and, well, general horror.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Sound Energy now firmly on the bears radar screens

Published 75 days ago

I refer to young Steve's article earlier on the most shorted AIM shares. The fact is that most AIM shares cannot be shorted at all. There then follows a discussion on Sound Energy (SOU), Boohoo.com (BOO) and Telit (TCM). On a serarate note I look at LGO Energy (LGO). When the facts change what do you do?

Symphony Environmental Results - more good news

Published 75 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that “we expect to build on the positive momentum and are optimistic for a successful year ahead”.

Tom Winnifrith is going to flee to Greece and close ShareProphets rather than fight Aidan Earley said the moron: think again - here is our Court filing

Published 76 days ago

How do you keep an idiot in suspense? Over to Copperwindow, a moron on the ADVFN Worthington (WRN) thread who posts about 30 times a day how he is going to be rich and how Aidan Earley is going to crush me in Court. Yesterday, among his posts he stated: 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Highlands Natural - Renegade, Rum & Coke

Published 76 days ago

In today's bearcast I look in detail at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) a true POS. I cover Angus Energy (ANGS), Saffron Energy (SRON) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). 

Begbies Trading Statement - downgrade stance but sure don't sell!

Published 77 days ago

Business recovery and property services group, Begbies Traynor (BEG) has updated on its third quarter (to end January), including that “we are encouraged to see some (insolvency) market stability”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: An ethical fight as I Prepare for a day of nappy changing

Published 77 days ago

On the agenda today, I start with a twitter spat with Hugo Rifkind a man who is where he is today thanks to who is Daddy is not his innate lack of talent and who is tweeting nonsense about a matter he has no experience of. After that thrill there is news on UK Investor Show, nappy changing, the ethical dimension in investing in pharma companies, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), W Resources (WRES),Domino's Pizza (DOM) and a discussion about residential property and non resident speculators.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I am now officially at war with Advanced Oncotherapy and have bought 1 share in the POS

Published 78 days ago

Yesterday I asked Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) to answer 16 questions. I regret to say that as at 12 noon today now undertaking had been given to answer the questions and that therefore I am now at war. As such as I celebrated International Women's day by having a good looking 28 year old blonde run her fingers through my hair I decided to buy one share in this POS company. Bring on the EGM and AGM says The Sheriff of AIM and I hope that other folks out there will also buy one share so that we can get the mothers on this board to answer some very valid questions. In this podcast i also look at how if I was running the fraud at Eden (EDEN) I would buy some time before all is revealed. I also comment on Solo Oil (SOLO) and on the budget and our irresponsible chancellor Hammond who is the real villain of sterling weakness, not Brexit.    

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Extreme Bad Language Special because AIM is an ffing joke

Published 79 days ago

If you object to bad language do not listen. The madness and corruption of AIM, the willingness of the crony capitalists to deceive investors to get away another placing just got to me. In today's podcast I cover Blur (BLUR) - but would commend young Steve's coverage which is superb HERE, FastForward (FFWD) - the Jim Mellon spoof - Advanced Oncotherapy (DOG), Independent Resources (IRG), Amur Minerals (AMC), Sunrise Resources (SRES) and Zenith Energy (ZEN). 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Independent Resources Group up 569% - complete and utter insanity: do the math!

Published 80 days ago

Shares in Independent Resources (IRG) are up 569% today. I know James Parsons of Sound Energy (SOU) has joined but this is insanity, a rampfest by many of the usual suspects. Just do the maths! If you cannot I can do it for you in his bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: an attractive 29 year old woman dreams about Concepta - Dr Freud & Mr Winnifrith comment

Published 80 days ago

We start with myself and Dr Freud trying to offer helpful advice to an attractive young lady. The the podcast meanders on to Thor Mining (THOR) and I digress to an old pal whose uncle was apparently a war criminal. Then I move on to Bowleven (BLVN), 88 Energy (88E), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), Electronic Data Processing (EDP), Worthington (WRN) and pension deficits.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Standard Life & Aberdeen Asset management - tedium & corruption

Published 80 days ago

There are two matters under discussion in this podcast. First the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management (ADN) and Standard Life (SL.). I am bored by it. It is not what will drive the share price. Second the corrupt way the news was leaked via a corrupt Fleet Street in a way that can only harm private investors. As an "insider" in days gone by I explain exactly how this corrupt and rotten system works. 

Two ways to play Avanti Coms insanity as the shares head for zero

Published 81 days ago

Poster child for the dogs on AIM heading for zero is Avanti Communications (AVN) which plumbed new lows this week with a dreadful H1 statement. For a supposedly maturing business to have interest expenses more than turnover is astounding. This is a product of its recent insane more-debt-for-debt swap.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: from Jewish Vlachs to Avanti Coms - a business that can never ever work so is toast

Published 81 days ago

I answer an email from a reader who reckons the Vlachs, (world's greatest living expert, or so he says, Dr TJ Winnifrith), are really Jews and that opens up a wider issue of Jewish settlements in Greece. Then the main issue of the podcast, why Avanti Communications (AVN) will go to Zero? Quite simply its business model is flawed. There are other red flags to consider but I strike at the crux of the matter.

Notes from Underground: It's called crowdfunding when we do it

Published 81 days ago

Some of the bulletin board morons have mocked ShareProphets for asking for donations to the Fighting Fund, accusing Tom of having the begging bowl out. The truth is: it works and the alternative is terrifying.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Paul Scott vs Tom Winnifrith - the bearcast rumble in the AIM Jungle is scheduled

Published 82 days ago

Yes, I shall be recording my first ever joint bearcast - if one excludes ones where Oakley has chipped in. The date is April 1, my opponent is Paul Scott. Will it be TrakM8 or checkmate? The venue London in a new bonus session at UK Investor Show. I explain more about this total one-off in today's podcast. It is 4 weeks to the day to UK Investor and tickets are 85% booked out so if you are not booked in book NOW! On this podcast I also look at Brave Bison (BBSN) and TrakM8 (TRAK) and how cost cutting can itself prompt a cash crisis. I look at Audioboom (BOOM) with a more generous eye. I look at Glenwick (GWIK), now booted off AIM, which stinks. And I look at the idea of investing in shite companies to make money, ref Red Leopard (RLH) and Cynical Bear. This also brings me to ECR (ECR) where we own shares and I now see arch ramper Big Gib is on board. Over to you Big Gob do not let me stop you!

Close the Cobham short

Published 82 days ago

The unbelievably benign state of the market was underlined this week by its generous reaction to bad news from Cobham (COB). On good news shares go up big time. On bad news, these days, shares just go up.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - naughty naughty naughty Paul Scott - lets set the record straight

Published 83 days ago

I felt the need for a mid afternoon nap after a draining twitter exchange with Britain's top share blogger Paul Scott in which he lambasted me for what he thought I said about his calls on TrakM8 (TRAK) in an article he admitted that he had not actually read. Suffice to say he was barking up the wrong tree. I set the record straight  and look again at TrakM8 and why Paul would be wrong to buy back in on the day my original analysis was 100% vindicated - as you can see HERE. I look at Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) and issue dire warnings. I wonder what is up at Cloudbuy (CBUY). I refer to my postcard on my own website which has just gone up. When is a foreigner not a foreigner and the silliest Guardian reading remoaning bitch in Britain HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: FastForward you are talking out of your arse

Published 84 days ago

FastForward (FFWD), in which my good friend Jim Mellon has a material interest, has announced a disposal today claiming a 112% profit on its trade. It is talking out of its arse as it pumps ahead of a much needed placing as I explain in this bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Plutus Powergen was doomed when its boss said he liked my work

Published 84 days ago

An early bearcast as, much to the dread of my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley, we are about to suffer an invasion of the working classes. Of course praising my work was not the biggest sin of Plutus Powergen (PPG), that was its oink on rebasing of options and bonuses. But now it has a bigger problem, OFGEM and I reckon it has every reason to be worried. Then I look at 88 Energy (88E) suspended in Oz but not on AIM ahead of a placing. Then it is on to Amur (AMC) again and to Avanti Coms (AVN) whose shares are just 14,5p. That is 14.5p too high. Finally a long look at changes in retail and what that means for us all. That is based on a Wolf Street article HERE.  I also refer to the series I am running on my 1970s childhood in rural Northants HERE. Gosh the world changes rapidly.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: For whom the (front door) bell tolls

Published 85 days ago

The bell in this podcast is not Aidan Earley's libel suit arriving but the workmen returning after lunch. I explain why they are here - blame the Mrs. In terms of stocks I cover Prairie Minerals (PDZ), IGAS (IGAS), Milestone (MSG), Xtract Resources (XTR), Amur (AMC), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), NCC Group (NCC), Northern Petroleum (NOP) and Saffron Energy (SRON), Redcentric (RCN), MXC Capital (MXCP) and a few other matters. Smiley face.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end February update

Published 85 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Igas – refinancing at 4.5p on the way (if the bondholders agree), Ouzo time!

Published 85 days ago

I’ve been saying for an age that AIM-listed Igas Energy (IGAS) was a sell and this morning the denoument has arrived. In the wake of previous boss Andrew “Piggy” Austin and his dealings with Equities First, and his legacy to the new board of a massively overindebted company, this morning came the announcement that a restructuring is being attempted at 4.5p per share. I fear that poor Tom Winnifrth senior may be further deprived of that bottle of Ouzo. Actually, if the new board manages to pull this off I will take my hat off to it but there are some hurdles to overcome first.

Aidan Earley sues Tom Winnifrith for £50,000 for libel - he's avin a bubble

Published 86 days ago

Aidan Earley will serve me later today with a libel suit. Very decently - and I mean that - he emailed me an advance copy last night. He has put it up on his website and I link to it below. I draw your attention to page 3 (oooh er missus).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - with apologies to Bjørge Lillelien

Published 86 days ago

I am sure that after events today at Cloudtag (CTAG) you had a good idea how this podcast would start! I move on - as I await apolgies from hundreds of morons for all the abuse and attacks - to cover Avanti Communications (AVN), ECR Minerals (ECR), Milestone Group (MSG), Redcentric (RCN), Red Leopard (RLH) and SalvaRx (SALV) where it is placing ahoy! Oh yes, Aidan Earley has served  me with a libel suit. Natch I will see the bitchez in Court but I too have a little surprise for Aidan. More on that later. Smiley face.

Acting as a shadow director when disqualified carries a maximum sentence of 2 years - Aidan Earley investigation requested

Published 86 days ago

If you are barred from acting as a director but defy that bar by acting as a shadow director ( doing the job without the title) you can face up to two years in jail and be personally liable for the liabilities of the victim company if it goes bust. Aidan Earley was barred as acting as a director for five years on 23 July 2013 over the disgraceful events at Wood Hall Realisations which you can read about HERE. Worthington (WRN) has gone bust and I have today formally requested that the Government's insolvency service which investigates such matters launch a formal enquiry into whether Mr Earley breached his order.

Cloudtag - They think it's all over, It is now! Morons Nil ( again) Sheriff 5 ( again)

Published 86 days ago

Some bear raiders are on the pitch...they think it is all over: it is now! Nope not West Ham winning the World Cup but the stockmarket career of AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). Nomad Cairn has brought forward its resignation from April 10 to last night, the £975,000 placing announced last week has been pulled and it is ouzo time for me while on the council estates the LSE Asylum rampers gnash their teeth. Come on guys, say it slowly "Yet again Tom Winnifrith was right and we are morons, we apologise for all the abuse we gave him, the Sheriff of AIM rocks!"

Tom Winnifrith: Do I want to get beaten up by a 36 year old fitness freak to raise money for Cloudtag owning morons on the LSE Asylum?

Published 86 days ago

Ah diddums all those morons on the LSE Asylum who have spent months insulting and abusing me over Cloudtag (CTAG) are all of a sudden feeling a bit poor now that shares in their darling little fraud have crashed and been suspended. What is needed is a charity event to bail them out. And how about it involves me getting beaten up?

Tom Winnifrith: a fitting epitaph for my gravestone

Published 87 days ago

Actually I am not sure I am going to have a gravestone. I have not amended my will for a while but last time I looked I was heading for a cremation with the ashes scattered in two places. But I am thinking a bit more about a burial these days, perhaps one of those natural ones in a coffin that helps the worms gain easy access and turn you into food for the trees above. So if I do have a stone what shall be on it? I think I have decided

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - who and when should you sue over the Cloudtag fraud? Also Andalas deathwatch ahoy!

Published 87 days ago

I start and end with Cloudtag (CTAG) - so far today no news which I take to mean it is bad news and explain why. At the end I discus who disgruntled and out of pocket punters should sue over this fraud and when. In the middle of the Cloudtag fraud sandwich I look at Andalas Energy (ADL) which really is fucked whatever it says. I reckon Justin the Clown will have to sell the cardboard box and sleep in the open air before long. I also look at Starcom (STAR), Servision (SEV) - which is a major scandal in the making - Union Jack Oil (UJO) and Milestone Group (MSG) which remains non investment grade crap as CEO Deborah White should be wearing an orange jump suit and doing a perp walk.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Today's Unacceptable face of Capitalism

Published 88 days ago

I expect shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) to resume trading on Monday and then to tank. I explain why. I look at the issue of portfolio allocation something too many folks ignore at their peril. Then I look at executive pay at RBS, Unilever *(ULVR) and elsewhere. I wonder if Theresa May means it about looking after ordinary working people. Surely RBS is an easy test for her. As a capitalist I find blue chip executive greed distasteful and worrying.

Notes from Underground: The Fighting' ShareProphets

Published 88 days ago

In the past seven days, 61,990 unique readers read 87,097 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 massive rule changes AIM MUST make in the wake of the Cloudtag scandal & the issue of blame

Published 89 days ago

I know some folks want to blame others if they have lost money on the Cloudtag (CTAG) fraud. Well it is fair to hold some to account and make adverse comments and some folks should be doing a perp walk. But ultimately we are all accountable for our own trades whether winners or losers. Moving on this debacle has raised issues which call for two MASSIVE changes to the AIM Rule book: the announcement of Nomad departures and the disclosure or banning of placings based on T+ trades. PS Does anyone have an address for Cloudtag ramper David Greece. Please post in the comments section below in case I get bored and find myself in his locality.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More ouzo, vindicated on RapidCloud's descent to zero as well

Published 90 days ago

In the main bearcast today I touch on the Cloudtag (CTAG) fraud but that is really covered in its own bearcast HERE. I do look at RapidCloud which was suspended today and will lose its AIM listing in a month. Who warned you that this would face a "terminal conclusion" 149 days ago? Was it PR wankers Walbrook or Nomad WH Ireland or savants on the LSE Asylum? Er no, it was me HERE.  I then look at Challenger (CHAL) a zero in waiting, Iofina (IOF) and IGAS (IGAS) both of which should also be zeros. I commend today's excellent piece from Nigel, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM,  on the Servision (SEV) scandal HERE. I take Nomad Allenby to task for failing to comment on this and for allowing Servision to mislead mug punters. AGAIN. Finally I take apart overvalued ramp Wey Education (WEY). Its shares are up 33% today. That is a ramp not a reflection of value.

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

Published 90 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.

BREAKING: Photo Article: Sorry Dad Needs Must - Cloudtag's Nomad quits shocker! Ouzo Time

Published 90 days ago

I had brought the bottle below back from Greece for my father. But I know he will understand. It is a very large celebratory ouzo for breakfast as the AIM fraud of the year Cloudtag (CTAG) has fessed up - its hapless Nomad Cairn has finally had enough of signing off on lies and has quit. It gets worse and it is going to get worse still. Bulletin Board Morons and Aidan Earley who smeared and attacked The Sheriff of AIM for repeatedly calling this out as a fraud line up and apologise now you bastards!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gosh some Amur shareholders really are as thick as pigshit & don't y'all love our new Cloudtag countdown clock

Published 91 days ago

Don't you just love our new Cloudtag (CTAG) countdown clock on the right hand side of this page? I am already assembling material old and new for this presentation at UK Investor but the clock is a jolly jape is it not? Elsewhere I never cease to wonder at the stupidity of some investors. I look at Amur (AMC) in this respect. I then look at Weatherly (WTI) which is telling you, plain as day, that its shares are worthless. I explain a few hard facts and ask new questions about Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and then have a butchers at Rosslyn Data (RDT) shares in which have just hit a new all time low. I wonder why? Smiley face, smiley face.

Tom Winnifrith: More than 150 reasons to attend the 15th Birthday Party at UK Investor Show on April 1: Book NOW!

Published 92 days ago

April 1 really is the date for the UK Investor Show which is now the 15th time that Nigel Wray, aka Britain's Buffett, and I have been involved in staging such an event. So it is a birthday party as well. And with MBN, the incredibly well regarded events management firm owned by Nigel's daughter Lucy, now in charge this will be a knockout event. Indeed here are more than 150 reasons why anyone serious about making money from shares must be there!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: When are the placings at dog Corero and uber-ramp Amur?

Published 92 days ago

When it looks like placing ahoy, sounds like placing ahoy and smells like it is placing ahoy it usually is placing ahoy. I look at the numbers for Corero (CNS) and Amur Minerals (AMC). In this podcast threatened by the greed of morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley, I also cover NCC Group (NCC) following up from yesterday's late in the day article, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) Beowiulf (BEM) and TrakM8 (TRAK).  I also look at the laughable PR of worthless crap company Fitbug (FITB). There is a stand alone bearcast on the joke news from Servision (SEV) HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - have the morons started mentioning the Bill Gates link? If it sounds too good to be true

Published 92 days ago

There is of course no link between Bill Gates and AIM uber dog Servision (SEV) but I be that out in Bulletin Board land that will not stop it being mentioned in a post fact era ramp. Servision had raised $2 million today at 11.4p. Before recent insider dealing the shares were 2.25p and worth 0p. If it sounds too good to be true...all is explained in this bonus podcast. 

An Open letter to John Gunn at Inspirit and Octagonal - you MUST suspend or fire Nilesh Jagatia NOW!

Published 92 days ago

Nilesh Jagatia the former FD at now delisted AIM bad boy Teathers Financial (TEA) is now enmeshed in controvery not only over Teather's serial ability to file accounts on time but over how shareholder's cash was used not only on entertainment involving semi clad young ladies but also for apparently personal spending by Nilesh. One hopes that by now the Old Bill and HMRC have been asked to have a butcher's. Amazingly Mr Jagatia remains as FD at two other AIM Companies both, as it happens, run by John Gunn: Inspirit (INSP) and Octagonal (OCT). I have now written to John Gunn.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sorry to Hannah, Will and Lucy but not to the Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater

Published 93 days ago

16 hours travel after getting up at 4 AM GMT on Monday and falling into bed at 3 AM Tuesday leaves me a tired man. And Joshua and Oakley both chirped up to make it worse still. So apologies to all bar one of those who I have snapped at today.  Before I go to bed I look in detail at Grafenia (GRA) and compare it to TrakM8 (TRAK) and also comment on North River Resources (NRRP) and Jiasen (JSI).

United Cacao….and now for the calamitous shareholder shafting

Published 93 days ago

Former AIM Casino disaster story United Cacao (CHOC) has updated the market this morning with regard to proposed changes to the terms of its bonds. If you are a shareholder and didn’t take Tom Winnifrith’s advice to get out, I suggest you look away now for as he predicted HERE it is indeed to be a near wipe-out even if the company survives.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why reading the LSE Asylum is not research, it is mad bad and dangerous

Published 94 days ago

A reader has lost money and blames the LSE Asylum. I hate all Bulletin Boards and their operators and explain why - they encourage theft from me. But the LSE Asylum is unique: it is a nest of ramping vipers and free speech deniers and, as such, it is mad, bad and dangerous for your wealth.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the lunacy of PC Aviva & 3 Stockmarket Red Flags

Published 95 days ago

In today's podcast I look at the new rules Aviva is implemententing in the name of gender equality. They are not needed and are bad news for all concerned. It is yet another sign of how Britain is losing the plot on capitalism. I then offer up three clear signs that we are at a market top and why it pays to be very wary.

Spot the Difference No 2: Aidan Earley v Doug Ware

Published 95 days ago

A tougher second puzzle for the day. I’m not one to buy into the conspiracy theory that Aidan and Doug are one and the same but recent antics by Aidan on his blog show that they are very much hewn from the same cloth.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: In (partial) defence of Colin Bird at Xtract Resources

Published 96 days ago

This will not make me popular. If you want to see me going for someone who really deserves it I stick the boot into the war criminal and Brexit denier Tony Blair in a podcast on Tom Winnifrith.com HERE. As to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR) which we own thanks to the blinding stupidity of Gary Newman & Steve Moore, the lynch mob is out after last week's hugely discounted placing. I am not defending my friend Colin entirely, nor am I tipping the shares, but I think some folks are not giving him credit for some of what he has done to rescue a company that was bust and are not putting his actions in context as I explain in full.

Cobham Profit Warning Number Five: The Jaguar and the Tree - sell at 115p

Published 96 days ago

The legendary bear Robert W Wilson once mused about his modus operandi: “I’m not interested in climbing into a tree and wrestling the jaguar out of the tree. I am interested in someone shooting the jaguar out of the tree and then I will go and cut the thing apart

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My legs feel like logs, I am just too old for this manual labour malarky

Published 97 days ago

I will produce a detailed photo article on my manual labours today on the fields at the Greek Hovel later today but I am rapidly concluding that I am getting a bit old for this manual labour malarky. No doubt six months on a building site over the summer will knock me into shape. In terms of the markets Steve Moore is a nice guy. He needs to learn to be a total bastard like me. I comment on Brave Bison (BBSN) where  young Steve was just far too nice - someone at Brave should be doing a per walk. In a similar vein I comment on Milestone Group (MSG). Then it is onto the much ramped Frontera Resources (FRR), ditto China Africa (CAF) and then onto Inmarsat (ISAT) and Avanti Communications (AVN). Oh and I have chatted to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I stand corrected, the CEO was not in the bath & killers gorge, political correctness gone mad

Published 98 days ago

After the Slater & Gordon (SGH) bearcast earlier you may have thought that I was sleeping off half a bottle of ouzo. Au contraire, I have been touring the Mani with George the Architect, the man who helped me to expose InternetQ last year. We went past Killers Gorge. Why can't you kill unsuitable boyfriends of your daughter or sister any more? As my daughter prepares to turn 16 this year I sadly conclude that this is yet another example of political correctness gone mad.  In terms of stocks I offer a couple of corrections on Tracsis (TRCS) after yesterday's bearcast then look at Xtract Resources (XTR), Ascent Resources (AST), FastForward (FFWD), the over ramped hype company with which my good friend Jim Mellon is involved, Cobham (COB), Infrastructure India (IIP) and also the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). And I refer to a drooling Evil Knievil ref THIS ARTICLE.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - It's a 7.14 AM ouzo O'Clock as Slater & Gordon crashes again

Published 98 days ago

Oh dear. Oh Dear. Another trading statement from Aussie law poltroons Slater & Gordon (SGH) and it is grim all round. The shares - A$8 when the fraudulent businesses of Quindell (QPP) were bought - are now 20 cents. And they will go far lower IF a debt for equity swap is agreed and that is the best case scenario. The Rob Terry Quenron businesses are now shown as worthless, another day of V for Vendetta, Vengeance and Vindication for the Sheriff of AIM. Crack out the ouzo and make mine a large one!

Veltyco cracking update - increase targets

Published 98 days ago

Our 35p offer price share tip of Veltyco (VLTY) last month is looking good after another cracking trading update. There is more to come.…

Frontera – another “speeding ticket” RNS on the way? Sell.

Published 99 days ago

I think Tom Winnifrith missed a cracking entry for his Dirty Dozen AIM-listed resource stocks whose share prices might head north for no good reason. Certainly, the history of Frontera (FRR) suggests so from its share price performance over the years. Plenty of Red Flags to look at here! This morning the shares are indeed on the rampage (up 168% last seen) in the wake of a board appointment RNS. As we shall see, there seems to be little reason to celebrate that, and with one “know of no reason” RNS already issued this week, I fancy another is on the way.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ouzo time for me but a bad bathtime for an AIM CEO tonight

Published 99 days ago

The ouzo refers to the latest crushing blow for snakeoil salesman Darren Winters. This man has claimed to have fleeced, sorry trained, 500,000 Britons yet still the deadwood press fail to report on our takedown of the charlatan. Pathetic. The bathtime refers to the CEO of Tracsis (TRCS) who claims to listen to bearcast in his bath. I comment on today's trading update. Then it is onto China fraud Jiasen (JSI) and its latest bollocks news signed off by low life Nomad Cairn Financial. And then after an en passant look at Polemos (PLMO) I take a very detailed look at Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) which is overvalued hype with a bushel of red flags thrown in for good measure. I advise my pal Big Dave Lenigas to take profits and sell and others to do likewise.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: don't be like Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater & Forget St Valentine's Day

Published 100 days ago

Don't be like the Hardman - treat your better half to something special like a Golden Ticket to the UK Investor Show and Saracens cabaret. Natch My Mrs is getting one of these but more besides. Now to stocks, I talk Strat Aero (AERO), Altitude (ALT), Galantas (GAL) and Sunrise Resources (SRES) and history repeats itself as a devout Christian threatens legal action again at a point when I am out of the country. The Foxy Legals are standing by having kicked his arse last time.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A tale of two podcasters, I met a sheep with its hind leg trapped in the fence today

Published 101 days ago

Yes I did. It was on the way back from the mountain village of Kambos to Kalamata. Some podcasters might have salivated and regarded this as an opportunity. But I am not Justin the Clown, still smarting from rugby defeat for his beloved Wales at the weekend. But I thought it was my duty to help anyway. I digress from the main features of this podcast: Kefi (KEFI), Mila Resources (MILA) and the China fraud Jiasen (JSI). I also look at a share price of a stock where I am an insider - oh no not insider dealing on the AIM casino I hear you say. And then I update on the Dirty Dozen AIM Resource portfolio which I shall launch later today.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Nominate your Dirty Dozen AIM resource stocks to fly

Published 101 days ago

In this bearcast, delayed by more upgrades to my PC from Mr Gates, I look at the appointment of an Oxford contemporary Charlotte Hogg as deputy governor of the Bank of England. Does it really say anything about the advancement of women? Then I discuss growth stocks such as Gary Newman's Fevertree (FEVR) and Boohoo.com (BOO), Finally I ask for your help please as I assemble a dummy portfolio of AIM Resource dogs just to see if market sentiment is so crazy that they fly. I nominate Golden Saint Resources (GSR) and Xtract Resources (XTR) now please can you nominate another ten dogs by noon Monday 13th?

It’s Better to Travel than Arrive and Premier Oil has Arrived

Published 103 days ago

I resisted the temptation to short Premier Oil (PMO) a year ago, along with Afren, Gulf Keystone and Petroceltic as it was never in the same basket case league as that lot. I even hitched a brief ride North as it became clear that a wipe out was not going to happen. (In case I come across as arrogant or smug I should declare that I was short Hurricane Energy at the time which more than did for the Premier rise) 

What is the 1 share that Britain's Buffett says you must own? Find out ONLY on April 1

Published 104 days ago

If you had to bet the ranch on one share listed in London what would it be? I guess most of us would go for a FTSE 100 stock: Tesco, GlaxoSmithKline or maybe Shell. For the man known as Britain's Buffett, Nigel Wray, the answer is not a blue chip but a small cap. For that is how Wray has made his fortune taking large stakes in smaller companies such as Domino's Pizza when no-one had heard of them. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - after 22 hours I arrive in the snowy Pindus Mountains of Greece

Published 105 days ago

I am here in a warm hotel room in Metsovo in Northern Greece. I am pretty shattered after 22 hours of travel from Bristol to here. Tomorrow is the last leg, a walk to to the vlach village of Anelion. Pro tem a short offering as it will take ages to transmit anything back to England. I look at companies that change their name, ref Guscio (GUSC) and Wishbone Gold (WSBN) which really is a buy despite today's statement.

Fox Marble - Oh Ye of little faith, stunning new Indian deal: Buy

Published 105 days ago

There were many who worried and sold. Oh ye of little faith, at long last Fox Marble (FOX) is starting to deliver real sales. We had news last week of a $300,000 order in the UK and Australia now there is a really big deal that has been announced.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Meeting with lawyers to go after the frauds African Potash and Cloudtag

Published 106 days ago

I have not heard back from Amit Ben Haim, CEO of the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) about the generous offer I made him earlier HERE. I am just such an all round nice guy am I not? The bad news for him and lyin' Chris Cleverley CEO of the African Potash (AFPO) fraud is that I met with lawyers today to try to see if their is a case for those who have lost money buying shares in either fraud. We think there is and Potash will be first in line. If you have lost money on Potash my email is tomat49@gmail.com and follow the instructions in this podcast AT ONCE. I also look at Management Resource Solutions (MRS) and Igas (IGAS) and remind you what it means if bonds in a company trade at a big discount to par. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The Red flags that flutter proudly at Techfinancials

Published 107 days ago

In today's podcast I look forward to tomorrow and a meeting with lawyers to discuss legal action on behalf of shareholders in Cloudtag (CTAG) and the fraud African Potash (AFPO). I look forward even more to a night-time flight to Greece. I look in some details at Rosslyn Data (RDT) and in even more detail at Israeli tech dog Techfinancials (TECH). At a personal level I have been much distracted today by writing up my thoughts after a meeting yesterday to discuss physical abuse at Warwick School 38 years ago - more on that HERE

Photo article: Coca cola penises, 1001 types of tat and Cloudtag's Onitor (non working model) - Tom Winnifrith visits the Spring Fair

Published 108 days ago

As luck would have it I was in Warwickshire this morning and so why not visit the spring fair to check out Cloudtag's (CTAG) Onitor product? Why not indeed, my camera was with me and so the Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater registered me as a delegate at the "Spring Fair" and I headed to the NEC. As it happens I could not print out my badge but a full ISIS brigade in full uniform and carrying machine guns could have breached the security. I pinched a guide and wandered past the guards reading the thick booklet attentively as if I belonged, and I was in.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The things I do for you dear reader

Published 108 days ago

The things I do for you dear reader: go to the Spring Fair and read the Mail on Sunday. Truly what sacrifices I make. We are in the tail end of a bull market for low grade AIM stocks. So I discuss events and share price movements at Amur Minerals (AMC), Arian Silver (AGQ) with its shit head of a PR man  - Nu Oil & Gas (NUOG), Cloudtag (CTAG) and the truly incestuous events at Glenwick (GWIK)

Avocet is a testament to the powers of denial of mug punters - its a short

Published 109 days ago

I explained last week why I thought that shares in Avocet Mining (AVM) were worthless. That was without the knowledge that its Inata gold mine only has a shelf life of three years at the current gold price. The company stated as much on Thursday with the painful admission that cashflow from this period is “unlikely to result in full repayment of creditors”

Tom Winnifrith Delayed Bearcast from Saturday - I really have got to sack Nigel Somerville

Published 109 days ago

For reasons explained year and all down to that snot gobbling bastard Bill Gates I have been offline for most of the weekend. So this bearcast was recorded on Saturday when, smarting from the defeat of the Old Country, I was minded to fire Nigel Somerville. Moving on from that I discuss inter alia: why London's most expensive clown at Fladgate needs to be put to the sword by ourselves and how we deal with unprincipled lawyers. I also covered a couple of other things but after a frantic 24 hours in Shipston I cannot, for the life of me remember what they were.  

United Cacao – it’s thank you and goodnight: another lesson in changing your mind when the facts change

Published 110 days ago

Well, you can’t say you were not warned here on ShareProphets – by the Sheriff himself. Last night at no-one-is-watching o’clock (6.15pm) a small FTSE missive hit the wires confirming the deletion of erstwhile AIM-listed United Cacao (CHOC) from its FTSE AIM All-Share Index, following the continued suspension and cancellation of trading on the Casino, effective on Monday. It is thank you and goodnight.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (slightly late) monthly update

Published 110 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is the first of the monthly updates on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Short sell Beowulf Mining

Published 110 days ago

And now I turn my eyes upon Beowulf Mining (BEM) whose shares ran up from 6p to 15p in January on hopes of an imminent greenlight from the local County Administrative Board (CAB) for permission to mine iron in its Kallak North project in Sweden.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: From my Grandparents in Eaton Square to a planned road trip to the Burnley welfare safari

Published 111 days ago

In this podcast I look at the utterly fascistic behaviour of lawyers Fladgate and why I am not taking the fight to them to stop an Orwellian attempt to close this website down by telling lies. I look at how past events causes us to do crazy things - that is my Grandparents and Adept Telecom (ADT). I look at madness at Beowulf (BEM) and end with news of a, very much on the cards, road trip to Liverpool and Burnley. This section contains shockingly bad language from Mahmud of Boohoo.com (BOO).

Good News from Fox Marble - it makes a pleasant change

Published 111 days ago

Just a quick note following a “New Orders and Specifications” announcement from Fox Marble(FOX). Yes this is an upbeat statement. It had to happen one day!

Is Peter Reynolds of lawyers Fladgate London's most incompetent lawyer? Or its most expensive clown?

Published 111 days ago

I will later today be replying to the oaf who has hired Peter Reynolds of top City lawyers Fladgate to send me a pompous and fascistic letter. I note that Peter appears to have no expertise in libel and it shows. This is going to be a pushover. But before we come to that I flag up that this clown is incompetent and share a couple of emails I have sent him accordingly. I start with the fact that the letter is marked for the wrong person, Mr Winnifred:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: V is for Vermin, Vendetta and Vindication

Published 112 days ago

There is a convicted criminal & twice bankrupted man who is barred from being a company director who wants to shut this website down and me with it. Events today at Cloudtag (CTAG) - where the shares will, as I explain, now tank fast - and in the Courts regarding Darren Winters show how vital our work is. And frankly it requires gonads of steel to see off fraudsters and criminals who do not like what we do.  I also cover Stratmin (STGR) and Management Resource Solutions (MRS) today and thank you all for the supportive messages. We are 100% vindicated today. Certain convicted crims should just send me a case of ouzo and STFU

Shameless Tatjana, the wife of Snake oil salesman Darren Winters lies to a Judge about Tom Winnifrith

Published 112 days ago

Yesterday Darren Winters and his company was in court trying to extract money from a mug punter. We funded the defence of Mr O and you can read about the massive victory for us, damning words for the judge and humiliation of Winters here. But let us first deal with Tatjana, the wife of Winters who was representing his firm in Court and lied to the Judge.

BREAKING: Snake Oil Salesman & Charlatan Darren Winters defeated and humiliated in Court - The curse of ShareProphets is upon him

Published 112 days ago

For almost 20 years, the spiv Darren Winters has been making a killing charging mug punters five figure sums for utterly worthless stockmarket courses. His salesman get punters to sign pieces of paper which they say do not bind them to anything then bully and threaten folks for thousands of pounds. In 2015 we started to expose this conman and Winters threatened us with legal action unless we desisted HERE. We said "see you in Court Bitchez!" and he declined that offer. We then started funding various cases of folks who Winters was trying to fleece. Winters has used google to try to stop people finding out about this (see HERE) but yesterday one case came to Court. It was a disastrous humiliation for Winters - who sent his ghastly Mrs Tatjana to represent him - and ouzo o'clock for ShareProphets & the Sheriff of AIM. Here is the story of Mr O.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Hard number crunching on Corero and Jim Griffin for the slammer?

Published 113 days ago

With a hat tip to the pizza hard man Darren Atwater, I start with the sad tale of the demise of wearables darling Vinaya. Does this hold any lessons on investing or warnings for Cloudtag (CTAG) and Fitbug (FITB)? Oh yes! Then it is on to London Capital Group (LCG), Kennedy Ventures (KENV), Autins (AUTG) where - in my view - the now ex CEO Jim Griffin should face a full stewards at the FCA, insolvent dog Andalas (ADL) and finally a look at Corero (CNS) where I crunch the hard numbers for you and the results are not good.

We kid ye not! Cracking trading statement from Symphony Environmental: Buy

Published 113 days ago

Symphony Environmental (SYM) has updated that 2016 performance was ahead of expectations and announced the launch and UK listing in Wilko stores of d2p antimicrobial household gloves…

Tom & Joshua Winnifrith Bearcast - Was there also insider dealing at Management Resource Solutions?

Published 114 days ago

Three generations of Winnifrith males appear today. Young Joshua is with me as I record and chips in now and again. we start with my father helping Boris Johnson with some of his history errors. Poor show Boris. Then I look further at Murray d'Almeida and Management Resource Solutions (MRS). I follow up my earlier Winnileaks massive expose HERE by asking if insider dealing took place? Then I turn to uber dog & AIM rule breaker Milestone Group (MSG) before commenting on Torotrak (TRK), Cambria Africa (CMB) and Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL). Then I revert to Boohoo.com, the unacceptable face of capitalism which I covered in a bearcast special earlier. I repeat my warning for shareholders: it is all about unknowns.

Petropavlovsk Trading update - buy

Published 114 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on 2016 production in-line with its revised guidance  (just) – and that it expects better in a 2017 year which should also see some transformative development. Good news, it is about time too.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: #BoycottBoohoo, the shameful and unacceptable face of capitalism exposed

Published 114 days ago

I am no fan of Channel 4, Most of its reporting is shocking. But the Dispatches programme today was superb journalism. It exposed Boohoo.com (BOO) and to a far lesser extent ASOS (ASC) for the way they treat management. Boohoo was truly shamed. Its management were shown to be shifty and deceitful in their responses to a film footage which showed quite sickening exploitation of workers and indeed law breaking. If I was a customer I'd shut my account down at once. There are legal and financial implications (bad ones) but the biggest will be reputational damage. How will the snowflake generation who are Boohoo customers react? Looker at #BoycottBoohoo on twitter and have a guess. All this is discussed in a bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The dangers of fad investing - Fitbit shocker, Torotrak shocks again & China fraud vindication

Published 115 days ago

I take a detailed look at fad investing covering the big California drone fraud but also Fitbit which had a shocking profits warning today, Fitbug (FITB) and Cloudtag (CTAG). I look at two China frauds on AIM in big doo doo, Jiasen (JSI), which is definitely a kill for the Sheriff of AIM, and Taihua (TAIH) which will be. Then I look at Torotrak (TRK), Guscio (GUSC), Greatland Gold (GGP), Andalas (ADL), Golden Saint (GSR), Amur Minerals (AMC) and finally LGO Energy (LGO)

Avocet Mining is a cracking short

Published 115 days ago

I wrote a while back about Avocet (AVM), suggesting that the share price fluctuations, which were linked to the fortunes of 1392 ounces of gold seized by workers at its Inata mine in Burkina Faso, ignored the fact that the company was essentially insolvent.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Why Worthington morons should report me to the official liquidator

Published 116 days ago

There are two parts to this podcast. I start by explaining how a liquidation works with reference to the fraud Worthington (WRN). I know some of its shareholders are obsessing about this and reckon they should report me to the liquidator. Go ahead, we are already talking. Then I move onto a quite brilliant column by Luke Johnson about the myth that is the sharing new economy and specifically how it effects uber but also the media world with evil google and the bulletin boards in my sights

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Corporate lying & using the wrong words: I am sounding like my father

Published 117 days ago

If I sound more like my father that is a good thing for he is honest and precise in his use of language, although he would not use some of the "french phrases" which occur in this podcast. I discuss the use of language and how wording has an exact meaning - this is in relation to Coral Products (CRU) which needs to clarify something. I do not think it is a fraud and it can easily blame its useless Nomad Cairn. After what it has signed off for Cloudtag (CTAG) few will fail to accept such an excuse. I then move onto deliberate lying by AIM Companies which is actually quite rare. Gross over-promotion is quite common. I explain the difference. Cloudtag and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are mentioned in detail in this section. In discussing what is a fact I refer to my article of yesterday on Holocaust Memorial Day which is HERE

Buy Veltyco

Published 117 days ago

In the current market environment, it is rare to find an ‘ahead of expectations’, growing company on a low prospective near-term rating. However, that is the case with Veltyco Group (VLTY)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The great director share buying spoof, oh Joe you are such a naughty boy

Published 118 days ago

You think that following director share buys is smart? Not always. I start with Coral Products where old Joe Grimond really is spoofing us all with a recycling of a dividend that really should not be paid. Coral also highlights those scallywags at Cairn signing off on another RNS lie just like they do for the fraud  Cloudtag (CTAG). Then I look at Quindell (QPP) in that vein and at Avanti Communications (AVN) commenting on its refinancing completed today. Then it is onto the hot gossip of the cash crisis at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) where I have another story breaking this weekend. Finally I touch on the troubles at Guscio (GUSC)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining exactly why Cloudtag is not a bad company it is a FRAUD

Published 119 days ago

Apparently some folks think that Cloudtag (CTAG) is just a bad company not a fraud. I explain to such folks the difference between a fact and an opinion (Latin scholars are aware of this already) and why exactly that makes this company a 100% fraud. Its shares are now just 4.75p to sell but the target remains 0p as it is a fraud. Then it is on to the importance of NEDS and what they are there for ref Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). Then I move to Ashley House (ASH) and a bit of macroeconomics, to Grand Group (GIPO) and onto Galantas Gold (GAL)

CloudTag - volume spikes up, shares spike er.....down. Who's selling?

Published 119 days ago

There seems to have been quite a bit of volume yesterday in trading of AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG). Some of us have been noting the rather greater difficulty with which L1 has been offloading stock from loan conversions and warrant exercises which goes in tandem with lower volume - and a complete lack of news from the company to get the BBs in a lather, but yesterday things really picked up. Sadly for shareholders, the share price has not been picking up, it has been on the slide.

Nigel Wray & Tom Winnifrith: Join us on April 1 at UK Investor - our fifteen year party

Published 120 days ago

It is now fifteen years since Nigel Wray & Tom Winnifrith started doing one day investor shows together. The first was in a snow covered Westminster now they celebrate a decade and a half of working together with what will be the most spectacular event yet. It will be the biggest with 121 companies exhibiting on the day. There is the strongest ever speaker line up and a raft of free prize draws as well as a gift worth £18 for everyone attending. So with 50% of the 2,500 tickets already reserved hurry up and grab yours today!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If it looks like a (Peking) Duck, walks like a (Peking) Duck, etc, etc

Published 120 days ago

Joshua is off at PC Nursery Ryhme class so I am free to record. In this webcast I look at Fitbug (FITB), Cloudtag (CTAG) - Waseem is just wrong! - Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL), Ascent Resources (AST), Aquatic Foods (AFG), China frauds in general and in detail - to help Andrew Monk - Haike Chemicals (HAIK). 

Reach4Entertainment - very good trading statement indeed!

Published 120 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has updated that it “expects to produce a trading performance slightly ahead of market expectations for the 12 months to 31 December 2016 at the EBITDA and profit before tax levels”, confirmed the appointments of two non-executive directors and added Finance Director, Linzi Allen, to the board.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Winnileaks vindicated in spades today..whatever criminal Aidan says

Published 121 days ago

Criminal Aidan Earley says thatmy work destroys great British Companies. That is what Rob Terry used to say too. What is the difference between those two fraudsters? About £50 million and so far only one has served time. I discuss Winnileaks triumphs today on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Strat Aero (AERO) and why they vindicated my work so much. Then I look at BT (BT.A), Rosslyn Data (RDT), Cloudtag (CTAG), Sunrise Resources (SRES) and LGO Energy (LGO).   

CloudTag – when does the L1 funding package fall apart?

Published 121 days ago

Tom Winnifrith and Waseem Shakoor were commenting yesterday on where shares in AIM-listed CloudTag were heading. Obviously the end target for a company with still no working product available to sell, revenues of zero and stonking cash-burn is nil. But the focus of attention is the L1 funding package and when it could fall apart.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - spending the morning in La la land as Cloudtag morons find a new way to lose even more money

Published 122 days ago

La la land, I refer not to the LSE Asylum but to the film of that name which I watched today in a mother & babies viewing session, Hence the late bearcast. I have some bad news for those Cloudtag (CTAG) morons funding the legal action convicted criminal and undischarged bankrupt Aidan Earley'swishes to take against me. I look at Cloudtag, Braemar Seascope (BMS), Amur Minerals (AMC)  and look forward to tomorrow - more tea vicar?

Mitie Warns Again - A compelling Sell.

Published 123 days ago

I predicted in November that Mitie (MTO) would soon be issuing its third profit warning and that new boss Phil Bentley had every incentive to clear the decks and start afresh, demystifying the opaque balance sheet bequeathed to him by his prickly and defenestrated predecessor Ruby McGregor-Smith.

Notes from Underground: May and Trump be with us

Published 123 days ago

Well, this is awkward.. Prime Minister Theresa May will be visiting newly minted US President Donald Trump next week and hopes to initiate some sort of trade deal, a mere 48 hours after Trump told the world of his plans: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first.” But I am sure that he'll make an exception for us. TW Note - Does Darren actually bother to check what Trump says on Trade deals? More fake news from remoaning liberal losers...

FDM great trading update but we say take profits

Published 125 days ago

Provider of IT consultants, FDM Group (FDM) has updated that a strong trading performance and favourable exchange rate movements see it now anticipating “full-year results ahead of its expectations” – and the shares have responded more than 9% higher to a current 624p ‘bid’ price. So not a bad tip from us...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Leather clad Rita from Magnolia prepares to whip the naked buttocks of her shareholders again, they love it!

Published 126 days ago

According to the Daily Telegraph, it is a fact that folks who use bad language are more honest than those who speak like Angels. You know where I am fucking well coming from. In this podcast I look at Fitbug (FITB), Servision (SEV), Corero (CNS), Greatland Gold (GGP), me breaking a New Year financial resolution already and also Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Watchstone (Quenron as was) Trading statement analysis - on balance a sell

Published 126 days ago

There are two massive uncertainties regarding Watchstone (WTG), Quindell as was. I look at today's trading statement and offer up analysis which suggests that on a best case scenario this stock is more than fully valued but on a worst case scenario it is grossly overvalued.

A photo just for Lucian Miers

Published 126 days ago

When wandering around the book town of Hay on Wye a few years ago my father told my late step mother that "all the books here are by people no-one has ever heard of and are read by no-one". She took great pleasure in finding six copies of one of his books in the first shop they visited. Naturally dad was keen yesterday to see if I could see any books by him or any other relatives.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Grinding Poverty & Shit Internet in Wales & How the Mitie are fallen ( or soon will be)

Published 127 days ago

I could not sleep and found myself scouring the interweb for data on poverty and population for the town of Blaenavon where I visited a coal mine on Monday ( see HERE). I plan a major podcast on that when I am back in internet friendly civilisation, i.e. England. On the markets I look at Pearson (PSON), Nostra Terra (NTOG) and the idea that we are seeing a market blow-off. I dismiss one conspiracy theory about market makers then move on to Mitie (MTO) - Matt Earl is da King! - and then to Rosslyn Data (RDT).

New sessions at UK Investor with Tom Winnifrith on Cloudtag and David Lenigas on Africa and UK Oil - new ticket offer

Published 127 days ago

We are delighted to announce that UK Investor Show will be running two new sessions covering two companies of massive investor interest. The show takes place on April 1 (no joke) in London and already boasts a top panel of keynote speakers including Britain's Buffett Nigel Wray, top fund manager Mark Slater, the Queen of Tech Vin Murria, the UK's top share blogger Paul Scott and the UK's oldest fund manager as well as top bears Lucian Miers, Matt Earl and from New York Gabriel Grego and the Sheriff of AIM, Tom Winnifrith.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cornhill fined over New World Scandal but the real villains escape

Published 128 days ago

Sorry this is so late. I am meant to be taking a few days off with the Mrs and Joshua but I am also feeling very much under the weather. Better late than never here is my take on how the LSE has fined broker Cornhill £300,000 over the New World Oil & Gas (NEW) scandal. Where does this leave Cornhill? What about other brokers? The real issue is that the real villain of this tale, of which criminal Chris Oil was just one, appear to have got off Scot free

PureCircle - sell the rally

Published 129 days ago

Purecircle (PURE), the purveyor of stevia products (plant based sugar substitutes) warned on January 5th that first half results for the six months to 31 Dec 2016 were likely to crash into a loss from last years $5 million profit.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: possibly the biggest scandal in AIM history to go nuclear this week?

Published 129 days ago

Weekend press reports (not in the UK natch as the British press is ignoring this £2 billion City scandal for reasons one can only imagine) suggest that the FBI is now investigating. Already in France there have been arrests including that of the CEO of Areva - Atomic Anne - which bought AIM & TSX listed Uramin for £2 billion and had written all of its assets off as worthless within three years. There is also a major new investigative book out on the scandal due out on Thursday. I am sure my good friend Jim Mellon will be ordering an advance copy. Elsewhere I look at Vislink (VLK), at the train wreck waiting to happen at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), at Fitbug (FITB) and Cloudtag (CTAG) and then finally at SalvarX (SALV) - placing ahoy on this related party express train to planet hype.

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week - its ouzo time as Potash booted off AIM

Published 130 days ago

Send Tom Winnifrith a fascist lawyers letter as the fraud African Potash (AFPO) did on September 1 and your fate is sealed. Today African Potash was formally booted off AIM. Now it will fail to raise cash on NEX (formerly ISDX) and will go bust soon. Lyin' Chris Cleverley meet Karma. Ain't she sweet? Amazingly there are still some people out there on the Bulletin boards who think its all my fault and Lyin' Chris runs a great British Company. Whatever. In that vein please nominate the most moronic Bulletin Board or twitter comment you can find in the comments section by midnight on Sunday 15th January. Have fun!

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - revisiting the 7 stages of grief with the Cloudtag & African Potash frauds

Published 130 days ago

I revisit the seven stages of grief in relation to buying shares in frauds and other disasters. I look at which stage shareholders in the frauds African Potash (AFPO) and Cloudtag (CTAG) have got to and what the psychology of grief tells us about where share prices are heading. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a New Prospectus brings shame on all concerned - shockingly misleading

Published 130 days ago

Cynical Bear has written a fascinating article today on Simian Global (SMG) - HERE. Cynical Bear you are a wuss. You are far too generous about this crock of Turkish. If one goes to the prospectus and then cross references with companies house you will find a story of true horrors, something that the prospectus fails to mention, indeed it deliberately gives you a completely different impression. This prospectus stains all involved with it ( directors Edward Ng and Ajay Rajpal, Peterhouse Corporate Finance, Edwin Coe and the UKLA) with complete shame. How on earth do these folks sleep at night? My target price for the shares is 0p.

Notes from Underground: It's the end of the world as we know it

Published 130 days ago

In a mere five days, Donald Trump becomes president of the United States. In 90 days or so, Theresa May promises to pull the plug on the world's largest trade bloc.

Tom Winnifrith bearcast - Insider Dealing is a crime that usually does pay

Published 131 days ago

I have an awful cold so cannot speak properly and the Mrs is giving me grounds for divorce (again) with awful TV choices as I suffer from my ailments. In the podcast I cover insider dealing (ref Logica), buying after a profits warning (ref Red Rock & SpaceandPeople) and why the bulls are wrong even though the FTSE 100 is at a record high (ref Malcolm Stacey)

Shoe Zone - buy on results

Published 131 days ago

UK value footwear retailer, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its year ended 1st October 2016, that it has made a “solid start” to its current year and that “the board remains positive for the outlook of the group”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast & Video: The Great Bear Marc Cohodes interviewed on the Concordia fraud - this sounds so Cloudtag familiar

Published 132 days ago

I was watching an old video today in which the great bear Marc Cohodes was interviewed about Concordia a fraud he called as a fraud. The shares were just over $100. They were c$37 when this interview went live. They are now sub $3. Listen to what he says about how investors and fraud companies react to him. This sounds very familiar to me as I discuss in the bearcast below which compares Cloudtag (CTAG) and my life to that of Marc and Concordia.

Concepta gets EU ISO13485 accreditation for MyLotus shares at 18p set to hit 28p+ by easter

Published 132 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has secured ISO13485 accreditation which is a key step in attaining its CE marking for its 'myLotus' product for unexplained infertility.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Delivery Man says he's a keen reader - he's also a fan of Big Dave Lenigas

Published 132 days ago

And so the guy delivering a package for next door said "Hello Tom". He is a keen reader and owns shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), ScotGold (SGZ) and Xtract Resources (XTR). He must be a big fan of Big Dave Lenigas as well. It was a good chat. In this podcast I look at how quickly sentiment can change ref Nostra Terra (NTOG) and Optibiotix (OPTI). I cover Iofina (IOF) and Strat Aero (AERO) and reflect on how the curse of the Sheriff of AIM has fallen on Dolphin Capital (DCI). It took a while!

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - Paul Scott you are 100% in denial

Published 133 days ago

Paul Scott gets some things right I get wrong ( Boohoo!). And he is an incredibly talented analyst and writer and a good bloke. But his reaction to the TrakM8 (TRAK) shocker earlier is just nonsensical and has annoyed me. Paul is just in denial as I explain in detail. No doubt the health guru would also disapprove strongly with my Birthday pudding today which was just amazing.

Tom Winnifrith Birthday Bearcast - where's my ffing ouzo Paul Scott & Chris Bailey's a freak

Published 133 days ago

I start by explaining why Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit is a freak!. it is all to do with Star Wars. Then it is onto TrakM8 (TRAK) following my kerboom article of earlier. I make specific points about Paul Scott's favourite dog but then general points about why company's acquire and why that turns me off.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining what a kitchen sink is - ref Cobham

Published 134 days ago

Oakley is about to be petrified as the working classes are arriving. He fears them greatly. He fears hoovers even more. But ahead of that I record quickly. Today I cover Darren's bogus religion of global warming and Ariana (AAU) - the market has this wrong - Cobham (COB) - what ia  kitchen sink - my dream St Valentine's Day massacre involving three listed companies which could all go bust on February 14. Please God! I also look at PCG Entertainment (PCGE) and its news today. Hats off to my friend comrade Richard Poulden. I also chide young Steve for not giving credit where credit is due to Majestic Wine (MJW) and have a few words about Aidan Earley. I thank him publicly on one matter although a lawyers letter has been received.

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: not all Death Spirals are the same - the L1 Cloudtag warrant catastrophe explained

Published 135 days ago

I know I have slammed death spirals but they can actually be a "cheaper" source of equity funding for some PLCs. But not all spirals are the same and the L1 facility is a disaster for Cloudtag (CTAG). I explain in this podcast how the warrant kicker will crush the Cloudtag share price and when. Perhaps after listening you want to enter the Cloudtag share price guessing contest HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast- Why liquidity is critical for small caps, notably 2 that are going bust

Published 135 days ago

When buying or selling shares ( or houses) folks all too often ignore the issue of liquidity. This matters greatly both for investors and also for companies. I look at this in detail using two examples, both companies that are, IMHO, weeks away from going bust.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A Smorgasbord of Cr*p AIM investments & 1 I like

Published 136 days ago

A wide ranging bearcast today covers: Aurum Mining (AUR), Range Resources (RRL), SpaceandPeople (SAL), Harvest Minerals (HMI), Rosslyn Data (RDT), Cloudtag (CTAG) in the post fact era - Adrican Potash (AFPO) and Avanti Communications (AVN). 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: The strange tales of ousted CEOs at MRS, Brave Bison & Wandisco

Published 136 days ago

There is news today from Management Resource Systems (MRS) regarding its ousted CEO and from Brave Bison (BBSN) regarding the ousting of its CEO. Both are strange tales but will have very different outcomes. I look at both in detail plus also the similar events at Wandisco (WAND) in this bonus podcast. For some reason I refer to Craig McKenzie in the podcast. I actually mean Ashley McKenzie. And it was a dog kennel not a pig farm. Apologies...Alzheimers kicking in.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: back to Gavin Burnell at Globo & Onzima - not every AIM disaster is fraud - most are not!

Published 137 days ago

So few companies are total frauds. Burnell creation Globo (GBO) was but Onzima (ONZ) is not. So what happens if you lose money on this company or another which goes horribly wrong? 

Open letter to Cairn: after shock video exposes wholesale Cloudtag lying you must quit NOW

Published 137 days ago

Hapless Nomad Cairn has so far refused to resign as adviser to the AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) despite incontrovertible evidence of house it has misled investors with RNS statements that are outright lies throughout 2016 and in doing so has committed blatant securities fraud. Today's shock video from CES where an Onitor spokesman admits that there is no release date yet is surely the straw that breaks the camel's back in that it directly exposes as a lie every statement made in November & December about 2016 sales that was used to get away a £4.1 million death spiral fund raise. I have written to Tony Rawlinson & Liam Murray at Cairn and cc'd in that useless poltroon Marcus Stuttard, head of the oxymorons at AIM Regulation demanding a statement and action.

Writing to NOMADs. A New Year Resolution. First Off is Harvest Minerals.

Published 137 days ago

I have often grumbled about the inadequacies of the AIM NOMAD system which has always seemed to me to be an inherent conflict of interest. That is to say that NOMADs are expected to ensure that their client companies adhere to the AIM rules and given that they are paid by these companies, the temptation to ignore transgressions is irresistible, particularly given the reputation for inaction by the regulatory authorities.

Notes from Underground: People are making money on AIM, thanks to this one old weird trick

Published 138 days ago

One of the comments made by bulletin board/Twitter morons that I always find mystifying is: "Oh, you guys are just trying to get page views."

Tom Winnifrith bearcast - the phone call that makes me fight on rather than take time out at Mount Athos

Published 138 days ago

After four and a half years of fighting stockmarket fraud you can get a bit tired. This morning I was dreaming about spending some time out on Mount Athos. But I am not so sure the Mrs is so keen on that plan. And yesterday I got a call from a bloke who has lost his entire life savings on the fraud African Potash (AFPO). Lord Hain do you have a social conscience any more? That call makes me fight on.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Do you think Jamie Oliver is a tosser?

Published 139 days ago

The fraud African Potash (AFPO) has until 7 January ( saturday) to find a new Nomad or its shares get booted off the AIM casino first thing Monday. On the ISDX lobster pot (now known as the NEX lobster pot) it can't get a placing away - for reasons explained in this podcast - so it will be tits up within weeks. That has implications for Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR). Jamie Oliver is blaming Brexit as he shuts six of his over-priced branded eateries. But he is just another celeb tosser don't you think? I look at the real macro headwinds the UK faces. There is comment on Crawshaw (CRAW) and then a very detailed review of Lombard Risk Management (LRM) which is, I reckon a car crash in waiting.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Malcolm you are just wrong, wrong, wrong

Published 140 days ago

I start on the matter of our latest Winnileaks shocker on the fraud African Potash (AFPO). Then it is onto why Malcolm Stacey is just so wrong on the housebuilders HERE. Then I look at Touchstar (TST), Strat Aero (AERO) and Andalas (ADL).

Stanley Gibbons - dire interims but...

Published 140 days ago

This is one of our worst share tips and also one of my (TW) worst investments of recent years. Collectibles group Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced further dire results - this time for the six months ended 30th September 2016 - though “is optimistic that the trading of the group is now beginning to reflect the giant strides made through the restructuring plan in a year of substantial transition” (including a completely new board of directors).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ITV News talking bollocks - the consumer meltdown is up & running

Published 141 days ago

I start with a section on the African Potash (AFPO) fraud and how and why I need those who have lost cash to contact me to see if we can seek legal redress. I am proposing to fund two small claims cases to establish a precedent. If we win either or both its ramifications for AIM are massive. Then I look at woeful lies from fake newscasters at ITN but in a macro-economic session inspired by Next (NXT), Bovis (BVS) and Cambria Auto (CAMB) I look at now clear macro headwinds which are hitting the UK partly as a result of very bad calls by the twit Carney and the poltroon Osborne and his pea brained successor as Chancellor, Phil Hammond. How can you assemble a short portfolio on the back of that? I answer reader Tony, but also suggest another short portfolio. En passant I mention Infrastrata (INFA) as well as covering CIC Gold (CICG).

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast "Grooming" Morons, Compare & Contrast Cloudtag & African Potash - with Waseem & Mr Antar

Published 141 days ago

in this bonus bearcast I compare the ramp de jour of the moment (Cloudtag (CTAG)) with that of eighteen months ago, African Potash (AFPO). It is shocking how similar the two cases are and the results will also be the same. In this podcast I reference the work of Waseem Shakoor in exposing both frauds and of my hero, Sam Antar, on the psychology of stockmarket fraud and how it plays out here

RESULTS: ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition

Published 142 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, this is the result...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why we must read accounts from the back forwards and Sirius vs Cloudtag

Published 142 days ago

I admit that i am too lazy when it comes to reading report and accounts. I should be more of a geek like Steve Moore. In today's podcast I explain why my sloth is a sin and why we should all read from the back to the front. I also look at investment versus trading, Sirius (SXX) vs Cloudtag (CTAG). Other companies mentioned include African Potash (AFPO), Inspirit (INSP) and Strat Aero (AERO). I am now offline as I tidy up the mess created by Oakley and the different mess created by me before the Mrs and Joshua return home.

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year for 2017 in review - can you do better?

Published 143 days ago

Since Christmas Even the various authors on the ShareProphets website have been serving up at least 1 share tip for 2017 every single day. There are blue chips, small caps, buys and sells. And of course we also have our readers share tip prize contest for 2017 where the deadline to enter is midnight and where you can enter HERE. But what did our writers tip. As we prepare for the stockmarket to reopen on Tuesday here is a full recap:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - can Paul Scott end my confusion and will Rob Terry be arrested in 2017?

Published 143 days ago

I am watching high quality TV like Midsomer Murders as the Mrs is away. I am bombarded with adverts for online fashion and holiday booking and am terribly confused - I need health guru Paul Scott to help explain what is going on as something is just not right. Then I look at when the criminal gangs at Quindell (QPP), Globo (GBO) and Worthington (WRN) will face justice. At least one might be in 2017. And I ask why Cloudtag (CTAG) morons want to send cash to a convicted criminal who appears to be living in a £3 million house despite BOTH he and his wife going through bankruptcty. It's all very odd.

Buy Character Group

Published 143 days ago

Following positive results at the start of December, shares in Character Group (CCT) went on to exceed 530p. However, following news of director share sales they slid to a 495p offer price at which point in December we tipped them to our readers on the Nifty Fifty website we run with Lucian Miers. The shares are now 510p and still a buy.

ShareProphets share tips of the year number 23: Sell Telit Communications says Tom Winnifrith

Published 143 days ago

Telit Communications (TCM) is the most heavily shorted stock on AIM but its share price has proved incredibly resilient. At 275p it is almost up at 2016 year highs and the company is capitalised at £317 million. But you simply cannot defy gravity forever and, as a sell, it is my next share tip of the year.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - my entries in the ShareProphets readers tips contest explained

Published 144 days ago

The entries in the ShareProphets readers share tips contest are stacking up. And who would not want to win a meal with me? I very much hope that Hayley & Kate, pictured below,, enter and are successful. If they do win there is no need for them to dress up, if that makes them feel uncomfortable. I have two ideas for my sell but think Steve would ban them both so instead I go for one he will allow and explain why it is going to 0p. Then I explain why my buy - which we do own - could multibag.  I hope you will enter the contest as well and you can do so HERE

ShareProphets share tips of the year Number 21 - Buy Minoan says Tom Winnifrith

Published 144 days ago

Minoan (MIN) has been something of an AIM uber-dog for many years. It is a stock that I have tipped with success once and with lack of success more than once. Its failure to deliver on gaining planning consent on its Cave Sidero site in Crete over more than a decade is perhaps why its shares languish at 6.25-6.5p. But 2017 will be THE year.

Notes From Underground: Happy New Year

Published 144 days ago

As today is New Year's Day, there is nothing to do but reflect on our activities of the past year and anticipate the adventures of the next. Starting Tuesday, we'll be back full time, although we have a few surprises planned for Monday, Quixotically jousting the windmills of AIM but for today, Happy New Year to you and your familes. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - AIM down to 876 by the end of 2017?

Published 145 days ago

I start by looking at the RNS releases from Friday, the LSE really must change its rules. Then it is on to AIM - how many companies will be there at the end of 2017 and is the Nomad system just viable any more? In this section I look at Cloudtag, Quindell, African Potash and Globo among others. then I have a couple of New Year's Resolutions and I wish you all a happy New Year's Eve and prosperous 2017.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year number 20: Buy Amryt Pharma says Tom Winnifrith

Published 145 days ago

Boy did Amryt bore its loyal shareholders, including us, to tears for most of 2016. Owning this stock, formerly a failed oil explorer Fastnet, was like watching paint dry. Amid a totally understandable ennui the shares drifted back to lows of just under 14p which - as we had tipped the shares at 18.4p and bought ourselves at higher levels - was a bit of a pain. But then in November it roared into life and the shares are now 18.5p-20.5p and are my second buy tip of the year at up to 22p.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: African Potash sneaks out more lies & bad news at no-one is watching O'Clock

Published 145 days ago

No doubt the convicted criminal Aidan Earley reckons that African Potash (AFPO) is another fine company brought to its kneees by myself and the global shorting conspiracy. Actually it is a fraud which is why it snuck out more lies and bad news at no-one is watching O'clock on Friday. I was watching and this podcast is all about that fraud and what happens next.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - News from the Inspirit Boiler room is bad but Advanced Onco's bad news is er?

Published 146 days ago

I start with thanks for all the offers of support in dealing with the criminal poltroon Aidan Earley of Worthington (WRN)  - now in liquidation - infamy. I then look at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and the questions it is NOT answering. Then I touch on Audioboom (BOOM) before going onto Parallel Media (PAA) before ending up with the basket case that is Inspirit Energy(INSP), its bleak future and its links to the Teathers Financial (TEA) scandal. Finally I brace myself for a night of woe tomorrow.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 17 - Sell Eden Research says Tom Winnifrith

Published 146 days ago

In the long run buying shares in companies that break accounting rules, commit fraud and which are running out of, other people's, money is a recipe for poverty and thus AIM listed fraud Eden Research is my second share tip of the year, like my first (Cloudtag HERE) it is as a sell. The shares are now xxp but this is a sell at any price down to 0p. Frauds are always worthless in the end.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 18 - buy Wishbone Gold says Tom Winnifrith

Published 146 days ago

You want your share tip of the year to have the potential to double or treble. You will not get that with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Equally it is incredibly unlikely that you might lose 75% of your cash on Glaxo. Elephants do not gallop eith forwards or backwards. My third tip of the year is a stock that could lose 75% and become a cash shell. But it is also one that could easily treble and I think he odds are on the treble not the collapse. I refer to Wishbone Gold (WSBN)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Criminal Aidan Earley must be defeated for the sake of AIM and for Natural Justice

Published 147 days ago

If the bonkers convicted criminal Aidan Earley goes through with his threat and takes legal action against me I shall see him in court and - once again - I shall defeat him. I explain what happened last time we met and why it is vital that Earley is now crushed. If he wins I shall quit writing about shares and this website will close. You say "so what?". The point is that if Earley wins it will become suicidal to run negative articles even on the most blatant of frauds, he will have established this principle. London will become a safe haven for fraudsters. That is what Earley wants. This article HERE is referred to when I say how FEW companies I accuse of fraud, contrary to what the dirty little criminal Earley says.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I earn £1.50 off my Dad, Bovis is the canary in the coalmine for housepriceageddon

Published 148 days ago

One of yesterday's macro calls from the bearcast HERE is already looking good with today's warning from Bovis (BVS) which I cover in detail. I also look at Avanti Communications (AVN), United Cacao (CHOC), Cloudtag (CTAG), Harvest Minerals (HMI) and at the latest disastrous news about Slater & Gordon (SGH). Happy Christmas Aussie poltroons: wa,wa,wa wa wipeout! The article about the loathsome Guardian I reference is HERE

2016 a bearcast year in review: Tom Winnifrith's favourite 10, and your top thirty

Published 148 days ago

When I started bearcasts the plan was not to do them on a daily basis. But that is the way they are now produced. I have the odd day off but I enjoy recording. You cannot generate a typo in a bearcast. Sometimes the language is extreme, sometimes - as when, like now, I am with my father, - I speak like an Angel. The point is I say what I think and for some reason, most weeks, the bearcasts are always among the most read articles on ShareProphets.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Assisted by my father, 8 predictions for 2017

Published 149 days ago

Once again I am sitting here in Shipston with a live audience of one, my father. So we have his take on George Michael - mine is HERE. My views on Syria are referred to in the podcast and the article I mention is HERE. Then I go onto my 8 macro calls for 2017 covering Europe and the Euro, interest rates, corporate earnings visibility, fraud & bankruptcies, house prices, shares, gold and oil.

Reach4Entertainment - breach of banking covenant update - this is good news

Published 149 days ago

Reach (R4E) flagged up in its FY numbers in May that it would probably breach banking covenants. It argued this was a technical matter of no concern but the shares slumped. We urged you to buy then.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insider Dealer fund manager Mark Lyttleton - the whole thing is a joke

Published 150 days ago

City slicker Mark Lyttleton of BlackRock is behind bars this Christmas. But not for long enough. How he sinned tells us how bent the whole City is and the joke sentence shows that white collar crime really does pay. This podcast is recorded in Shipston with my father listening. As a stern lefty he would imprison all fund managers not just the crooked ones,

Optibiotix - warrant news a flat end to the year. We really do expect fireworks in Q1 2017

Published 150 days ago

We cannot hide our disappointment that we go into Christmas with shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) trading at just 61-63p. They really should be far higher and we do expect an exciting re-rate in Q1 2017. We had expected it earlier but were wrong. We won't be this time!

Harvest Minerals: If it Looks too Good to Be True……..

Published 150 days ago

On the face of it, Harvest Minerals (HMI), whose shares have quadrupled since they switched horses from the ASX to the AIM Casino a year ago, seem like a cracking good investment.

Tom Winnifrith Christmas day Bearcast - the U to Z of AIM fraud

Published 151 days ago

Happy Christmas One and all. This podcast follows on from A-E HERE, F-J HERE, K-O HERE and P to T HERE. Okay I cheat a bit here but with these letters it is tough but, inter alia, I cover: the USM, Uramin - my old pal Jim Mellon's company, United Cacao (CHOC), Worthington (WRN), the three Ex's , Xcite Energy (XEL), Xtract Resources (CTR), Yolo Leisure (YOLO), Zeus Capital and the late lamented Gable (GAH)

Notes from Underground: 'Tis the Season

Published 151 days ago

As this feature falls on Christmas Day, there is nothing else to write other than Happy Holidays and a Great Winterval to All! TW Note: You are a Godless liberal and Santa will not be rewarding you with anything at all this year.

Roland "Fatty" Cornish's Christmas Carol Part 2 - the ghost of Christmas Present

Published 152 days ago

Oh, perhaps I shall have another small slice of stilton and another glass of port said London's worst Nomad Roland "fatty" Cornish to himself, as he tried to bury the memories of his visit from the ghostly apparition who was even scruffier than Tom Winnifrith. Clearly not a scholar or a gentlemen he repeated to himself several times although whether this was a reference to the ghost or Winnifrith was unclear at this point. Fatty did not enjoy being haunted but, after just one more "small" slice of Stilton and a small port Fatty decided it was time for beddybyes and headed up stairs with his faithful, if flatulent, poodle Stuttard following on behind.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the P to T of AIM fraud

Published 152 days ago

This podcast follows on from A-E HERE, F-J HERE, and K-O HERE. It is perhaps my longest podcast for many moons but are you surprised? Think about what I cover: P is for Potash - as in African (AFPO), Q is for Quindell (QPP), R is for Revenue Recognition as in Redcentric (RCN) and Servision (SEV), S is not for smear (as in Citigate Dewe Rogerson you total and utter bastards) or Strat Aero although both are mentioned but for Sam Antar and T is for Terry as in Rob, 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Liam & Tony you is taking the piss

Published 153 days ago

I got up at 3 AM today and explain why. I lay out what we plan over the next few days on this website. I then discuss the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG), Wandisco (WAND), Guscio (GUSC) United Cacao  (CHOC) and Graphene Nanochem (GRPH)

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: John Barr of Mosman you are a fucking disgrace and a total wanker - resign now after AGM rant

Published 153 days ago

John Barr of Mosman (MSMN) has today made an AGM statement which marks him out as a total wanker of the highest order and a disgrace at every level. I am livid, I explain why this man should be forced to resign at once and why his career should end at once. There is no apology for the chart below which tells its own tale of corporate ineptitude.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 2 Sell Cloudtag says Tom Winnifrith

Published 153 days ago

I kick off my contribution to the 24 share tips of the year for 2017 that ShareProphets writers will be publishing between now and January 3 with one of the four sells I shall deliver. And I start with the most obvious: sell AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) at 7.125p with a 0p target.

Roland "Fatty" Cornish's Christmas Carol Part 1

Published 153 days ago

It was the night before Christmas and Roland "Fatty" Cornish, a man widely known as the worst Nomad on the AIM casino staggered across the threshold of his £3 million luxury mansion in Chiswick. For the sake of Mrs Cornish he pretended that the stagger was because his chubby little arms were full of presents. The reality was that he had just enjoyed his final meal of the year at his favourite City restaurant, le Corchon Évitement fiscal.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - suffering at the Post Office as Cloudtag fesses up to ANOTHER lie

Published 154 days ago

In today's late bearcast I relay a stressful experience in the Post Office and the discovery of ouzo in my local Sainsbury. Is it just for me do you think? Cloudtag (CTAG) was caught telling porkies AGAIN, this time by Nigel, and I discuss that. I discuss React (REAT) shares in which we own. Then I look at Servision (SEV) and finally note Drunken Sailor's revelation on United Cocao (CHOC). And there is news about what is in store between now and Boxing day.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The great ladies man David Williams not that bombastic prick from Avanti

Published 155 days ago

Getting my excuses in early: if I make any errors it is because I cannot see properly for reasons I explain. I then look at Aortech (AOR), Eden (FRAUD), Aurum Mining (AUR) as in David Williams, Karelian Diamonds (KDR), Falanx (FLX),  in real detail FastForward (FFWD), another hugely overvalued ramp in which my good friend Jim Mellon is involved and finally Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) where I have misgivings. For photos of chocolate as art taken by me on Monday go HERE

Zytronic serves up good results - buy

Published 155 days ago

Recent share tip of ours Zytronic (ZYT) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and that its new “year has started well with orders, revenue and current trading ahead of the same period last year”.

Convicted felon Aidan Earley of Worthington infamy goes into bat for Cloudtag - labels Tom Winnifrith a corporate serial killer

Published 155 days ago

The increasingly deranged ramblings of convicted criminal Aidan Earley of Worthington (WRN) infamy get more bizarre with the poor man now going into bat on behalf of Cloudtag (CTAG). Poor Amit Ben Haim, with friends like this no wonder his shares are tanking.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cloudtag - this is why a 100% wipeout is inevitable (and Mkango you are bastards)

Published 156 days ago

I am not in the best of moods today. But that is not the fault of JK Rowling as her film (see yesterday) was actually not bad. In the firing line a detailed look at Avanti Communications (AVN), a lot of questions about the Worthington (WRN) fraud now in liquidation and questions for the FCA/UKLA about that. I look at Cloudtag (CTAG) another fraud and another zero in waiting, at 1Spatial (SPA) and at the bastards at Mkango (MKA) - and how they legged over punters at the Mining Maven seminar. The bastards.

Mkango Resources – LIARS claim “company transforming transaction”. Is it feck.

Published 157 days ago

An announcement from now AIM as well as Canada-listed POS (as there were insufficient mug punters left in Canada), Mkango Resources (MKA) includes news of “a placing of 12,857,124 common shares at 3.5 UK pence per common share”. But wait a maple leafed minute, the June AIM Admission Document included that “working capital will be sufficient for at least the 12 months following Admission”!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Paternal Devotion sees the ultimate JK Rowling punishment

Published 157 days ago

My daughter is here and I shall show paternal devotion shortly and be punished for my many sins as I explain in this podcast. Ahead of that I cover Cloudtag (CTAG), Arria (NLG), Highland Natural Resources (HNR), San Leon (SLE), Aidan Earley and Big Sofa (BST).

Tom Winnifrith Podcast: Discussing Big Sofa with Adam Reynolds

Published 157 days ago

Big Sofa Technologies (BST) IPO'd on AIM today at 17p - the shares are now 21p. It is the latest Adam Reynolds stock and we own "a few" shares. I recorded this podcast to discuss the investment case with Adam.

UPDATED: Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: was it Cloudtag fined £75,000 by AIM Regulation - a dark day of shame for the Casino

Published 157 days ago

Update. I have it on good authority that it was NOT Cloudtag fined. Hpefully uit will be. The share tip I mention at 7.45 can be accessed for £5 HERE. The notice of the £75,000 fine by AIM Regulation on an un-named company, levied last Thursday is HERE. That company not Cloudtag (CTAG) - it should be. Whoever it is should fess up. This is a dark day for AIM as it has fined the wrong party (the shareholders not the board) and in not naming the company it also screws the shareholders again. Regulators have form with private censures that let everyone down. I compare this to the 3DM scandal.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The K to O of AIM fraud & a dire warning on property

Published 158 days ago

I start this podcast with an absolutely dire warning on property as an asset class. Malcolm Stacey is wrong just look at the most recent Begbies data and think about it long and hard. Then I continue my series on AIM fraud. A to E is HERE. F to J is HERE and today I look at K to O covering Kevin Ashton, Lawyer's Letters, Minmet and Mike Walters, New World Oil & Gas and Odey Asset Management. I stress Odey is not a fraud but I'm making a general point about fund managers. My Scrooge article I mentioned is HERE. The next part of this series is P to T - any suggestions for what Q and T might cover?

Begbies Results - still a buy

Published 158 days ago

Business recovery and property services group Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2016 and that “for the year as a whole, we anticipate growth in earnings, in line with expectations”.

Vislink – a great example of a “when the facts change” volte face

Published 158 days ago

Shares in AIM-listed Vislink (VLK) have had a roller-coaster couple of years. They started 2015 at around 41p, raced ahead to 60p by mid-year (2015) but now languish at just 12.625p as at last week’s close. Having been tipped by Steve Moore in the ShareProphets 2015 Christmas tipfest as well as making an appearance on the Nifty Fifty courtesy of Steve and Tom Winnifrith did it all go wrong for the duo? Er, no. As the old saying goes, “when the facts change”….

Rivington goes bust: I blame Tom Winnifrith no er hang on Brexit er no hang on...

Published 158 days ago

Naturally a headline about Rivington going bust grabbed my eye. Rivington was the firm I founded but which went bust two years after I left after all its businesses were asset stripped by others. But natch go ahead and blame me. But this is a different Rivington although no doubt Aiden Earley and the Bulletin Board Morons will also try to pin the demise of Rivington Biscuits on me too.

Notes from Underground: It's beginning to feel a lot like higher page views

Published 158 days ago

The week that follows Christmas Day is the slowest of the year on ShareProphets reader views - but we'll still be here. The two weeks before Christmas always seem to be some of the highest rated weeks. I don't know whether is some sort of reality avoidance action or ShareProphets readers are actual embodiments of Scrooge - a personal hero on Tom's as he has explained today HERE.

Worthington's Aiden Earley accuses Tom Winnifrith of insurance fraud over office fire, threatens numerous legal actions, BB Morons jubilant

Published 159 days ago

Yesterday, in the late afteroon, Worthington (WRN) promoter Aiden Earley emailed to say that as a result of a bearcast of 4 December he was taking legal action against me. Having relistened to that bearcast HERE he was talking cock. But that was just a pretence, for earlier that day Earley had launched a fantastic website threatening to destroy me which has delighted Bulletin Board morons who invest in frauds. Here are some of the cracking tweets I have received:

Petropavlovsk and that global warming update - buy

Published 159 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced results of its adverse weather-induced (are you reading Al Gore?) impact assessment at Andreevskaya East  – with both negative and positive outcomes.

TODAY 2 PM ...TWO share tips from the Sheriff of AIM - make money before Christmas

Published 160 days ago

Some folks are winding down for Christmas already. Idle wotsits! Steve Moore and I are, however very much hard at work and we will have not one but TWO fantastic share tips coming out TODAY, Friday 16th December, at 2 PM. Christmas shopping can wait. These share tips are too hot. They can't!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I shall keep this simple so that morons don't get even more confused

Published 160 days ago

I start with a few explanations of how businesses work and how markets work for shareholders in Cloudtag (CTAG) and Optibiotix (OPTI), Then I mention two risers, Falanx (FLX) and Andalas (ADL) before moving on to Marechale (MAC), MySquar (MYSQ) and finally, in great detail, the 17 years of jam tomorrow bollocks that is Torotrak (TRK). Remember, as per podcast, - five share tips for a fiver - starts Monday at 7 AM, don't miss out sign up HERE

CloudTag: Well that clears up all those pesky questions, right? Um….

Published 160 days ago

Yesterday’s staggering RNS from CloudTag (CTAG) has already been covered brilliantly in the CloudTag Bearcast special with Tom Winnifrith at his acerbic best – an absolute must-listen - but I have a couple of other observations and am unable to leave the L1 conversion notice date lie alone just yet!

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - more lies from Cloudtag, shares to restart trading Friday: SELL

Published 160 days ago

Cloudtag (CTAG) has released an after hours RNS. It beggars belief that Nomad Cairn has signed off on this shite, More lies to compound earlier lies but also an admission of more breaches of AIM Rules and that 2016 sales will be zero, contrary to earlier lies. It is all utter horseshite and in this special podcast I take apart this statement bit by bit. It is a bad day for AIM. Cairn you should be ashamed and is beneath contempt. Cloudtag has lied and committed fraud and its shares are a sell with a 0p target.

Tom Winnifrith Podcast Special: Adam Reynolds interviewed on Optibiotix & Premaitha

Published 161 days ago

Earlier Adam and I chatted about Concepta (CPT). In this podcast we cover Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premaitha (NIPT).

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: you vote should I sack Gary Newman & Steve Moore on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Published 161 days ago

In this podcast I revisit the vexed subject of Xtract Resources (XTR) which begs the question of when exactly I should sack Gary Newman and Steve Moore. Having seen a Christmas Carol last night I am inspired by my hero Scrooge, that is to say before he got all soppy, Guardian reading and pathetic in his old age. I also comment on Management Consulting (MMC) before returning at length to Cloudtag (CTAG). This time I play the ghost of Christmases yet to come with a warning for hapless Nomad Cairn. I also comment on Sula (SULA) with whom I met up yesterday.

Tom Winnifrith Podcast with Adam Reynolds on Concepta

Published 161 days ago

I sat down with Adam Reynolds, the shellmeister today and recorded a string of podcasts. This one is on Concepta (CPT) a stock we own. The shares are 16p-17p. IMHO they should be closer to 30p. The next six months will see masses of news and real, material, sales and that will, I'm sure, drive a real re-rating of the shares. Listen to what Adam says...

Fox Marble warns again but we really do think this is the nadir

Published 161 days ago

Another day, another disappointing update from Balkans region quarrier Fox Marble (FOX) – with “the conversion of orders into delivered sales has taken longer than anticipated… leaving our estimated sales number for full year 2016 lower than expected”. We’ve now spoken to CEO Chris Gilbert.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the F to J of AIM fraud

Published 162 days ago

Following up on the A-E of AIM fraud at the weekend here is the F-J. Enjoy. What do you think the Q and T should be?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Why hasn't Deborah White been fired for breaking AIM Rules?

Published 163 days ago

I have loaded the photos of pressing the olives from the Greek Hovel HERE. There may not be a bearcast tomorrow as I am about to start travelling soon. Today I look at LGO Energy (LGO), Milestone Group (MSG) and its CEO Deborah White who has committed market abuse and should be fired, Strat Aero (AERO), Fox Marble (FOX), Golden Saint (GSR) where I suggest a rule change is needed at AIM to deal with share dumping parasites like PR genius Steffi, and Proxama (PROX).

Thoughts on the rout of the spreadbetting firms -a pair trade: buy IG sell Plus

Published 163 days ago

The Market reaction to last Tuesday’s news that the FCA was proposing stricter rules for CFD products was predictably savage. What surprised me was that IG Group (IGG) led the way with a 40% fall whereas Plus 500 (PLUS) fell “only” 27%. Since then IG has continued to weaken ( 470p at the time of writing) whereas Plus has rallied a little (373p ditto).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the Curse of Justin the Clown strikes again

Published 164 days ago

In this podcast I look at Daniel Stewart (DAN) where Waseem Shakoor closed his short today. I look at the lunacy there, the lunacy at Cloudtag (CTAG) and show how it is the same folks, the sort of folks who are also preyed on by conman Darren Winters. On that note please read THIS ARTICLE TODAY - and tweet it out and link to it on Facebook and on any website you can. I look at Strat Aero (AERO), Ferrum Crescent (FCR), Avanti Communications (AVN) and then at another stock cursed by the frothing endorsement of the Clown, MySquar (MYSQ) which is a right old dog and its well spun RNS today can't hide that.

What do Ex Nomad to the African Potash FRAUD, Stewart Dickson, charlatan Darren Winters and an associate of fraudster Rob Terry have in common?

Published 164 days ago

When Google receives a notice asking it to remove a link to a website, if it doesn't feel like litigating it, it0 removes the link and sends a copy of the notice to LumenDatabase.org. Often, it is used by copyright holders to prevent people from downloading pirate copies of books, films, or music, as in this case where the publisher of Tom Winnifrith Sr's must read book, Fallen Women of the 19th Century, asked for links to be removed.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the A to E of AIM fraud. Guess what C is for?

Published 165 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at the A to E of AIM fraud. It covers Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Boxhill (BOX, Cloudtag (CTAG), Daniel Stewart (DAN) and Eden Research (EDEN). Can you remember which two of those have sent me a fascist lawyer's letter?

Hayley Whittaker - a Cloudtag moron who says she's more educated then (sic) Tom Winnifrith

Published 165 days ago

These Cloudtag (CTAG) morons really are a hoot. They get onto the Bulletin Boards and then onto twitter and start spamming me. And they spam me with such junk. Meet Hayley Whittaker a payroll assistant at Lookers who tweets as Hayleigh234 and was spamming last night with gems such as: 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The ffing awesome team ShareProphets & Lessons from the Fairpoint debacle

Published 166 days ago

In this regular bearcast I look at why this is not a one man site. I also explain reasons why I am getting more and more bearish about shares generally. There is brief comment on Altona (ANR) and International Personal Finance (IPF) and then a very detailed look at the Fairpoint (FRP) car crash and the wider lessons for us all.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a Cloudtag Special

Published 166 days ago

There were no bearcasts yesterday and so today there will be two. I start with AIM casino bad boy and fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) which now adds market abuse to the list of financial crimes of which it is guilty. Why are the shares still suspended? is this the end or the beginning of the end? Who deserves to go to jail? Who deserves sympathy? All is revealed in this bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - what is the ISDX lobster pot? ( my specialist subject)

Published 168 days ago

After day six of the olive harvest I am shattered but it looks as if tomorrow may be the final day which means a late night at the press in Kambos, ouzo and no bearcast. You have been warned, the Sheriff may have the whole day off so tomorrow is a good day for shysters on the AIM casino to issue dodgy press releases. I take two reader requests. One is on Sirius Petroleum (SRSP) the other on my specialist subject - what is ISDX. In terms of companies I cover Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (FRAUD), RedT Energy (RED), Bilby (BILB). In the ISDX piece I mention Chapel Down and Mechan, we own shares in the latter.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insanity, Insanity and yet more Insanity

Published 169 days ago

My day at the olive harvest was tiring and curtailed only slightly by Vreki - details HERE. But that explains the late bearcast on a day of stockmarket insanity. I discuss Santa rallies and some true indicators of the lunacy that abounds. At a company level I comment on Cloudtag (CTAG), Servision (SEV), African Potash (AFPO), Advanced Oncotherapy (Hee Hee), Metal Tiger (MTR), Amur Minerals (AMC) and Strat Aero (AERO).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Staring down the barrel - just one week left for the bailout placings

Published 170 days ago

I am just so tired after day 4 of the olive harvest. You can see today's report - into the lair of the snake - HERE. In this podcast I cover: Cloudtag (CTAG), Strat Aero (AERO), Andalas (ADL), the CFD firms and the FCA, notably Plus 500 (PLUS), African Potash (FRAUD), Corero (CNS), Inspirit (INSP) and Fishing Republic (FISH).

Interquest another warning and another company chat

Published 171 days ago

A latest “Trading update” announcement from recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) saw the shares fall to to circa 30p although with Jim Mellon upping his stake they are now 35p. We have had a long chat with the company’s Chairman Gary Ashworth.

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: Don't the fecking Cloudtag morons know I'm harvesting olives?

Published 171 days ago

I am utterly shattered after day three of the olive harvest - a photo article is HERE. Please note Cloudtag (CTAG) morons I can't respond to your inane tweets at once every day. Cloudtag shares have raced ahead today. I explain why and why it won't last. As with all frauds the target price is 0p. Talking of which I also discuss Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which seems unwilling to comment on today's bombshell revalations and African Potash (TOAST). I also look at Mirada (MIRA), Interquest (ITQ) and Aeorema Communications (AEO)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I've been silenced on Worthington by the lawyers said the Pea Brained moron - oh yeah?

Published 172 days ago

Rain stopped play at the Greek Hovel olive harvest as I report in a new photo article HERE. So is a computer work day. A BB Moron is boasting that I have gone quiet on Worthington (WRN) and won't call it a fraud, on legal advice. Let me put him straight in this podcast. I comment on Italy and then it is onto Red Rock Resources (RRR) and Sports Direct (SPD) and the issue of buying shares in companies with, er..controversial bosses. I discuss both in detail.

Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest - joint winners

Published 172 days ago

Naturally it is the Cloudtag (CTAG) morons who provided us with the most sport in the week gone by. But in case you think that Cloudtag threads are the only place to search for lunacy - other than comments by our very own Wildes on his beloved LGO Energy & FastJet - think again. There are always those holding golden tickets in Worthington (WRN) who know who is to blame for its problems: criminal Tom Winnifrith. Whatever.. There were stacks of good entries in last week's contest as you can see HERE but the joint winners are:

Sanderson: results and company chat - buy

Published 173 days ago

Recent share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and, chatting to management, they remain conscious of macroeconomic risk but doesn’t currently detect any loss of confidence in the company’s areas of focus and are confident of making further progress.

Notes from Underground: Popcorn time

Published 173 days ago

Well, it's time to sit back, put one's feet up, and watch how the Cloudtag events unfold. Will the company avoid the terrible fate of the death spiral? Or will it, as the bulletin board morons suggest, suddenly demonstrate a viable and desirable wearable product at the CES 2017 trade fair in, oh, five weeks.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 550kg of olives harvested in one day, I'm cream crackered

Published 173 days ago

I am utterly wiped out after day one of what looks like being a cracking harvest. A full photo report is HERE. In the podcast I discuss votes tomorrow in Austria and Italy and what they mean and why we bears are feeling good about the lack of a Santa Rally. Trump was Santa this year and that rally is over. I explain why I disagree with Malcolm Stacey's article today. I then look at a number of AIM stocks set to slide and why, as I refer to Steve's piece earlier. In focus: Avanti Communications (AVN), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Telit (TCM), Boohoo (BOO), Tungsten (TUNG), Fastjet (FJET), Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (AFPO) and I have a few words about Worthington (WRN)

Purecircle. Moving in the Right Direction - DOWN!

Published 174 days ago

I have never been a fan of Purecircle (PURE), particularly in 2012/13 when its shares rose six-fold from £1 to £6 on hugely overblown dreams of the potential of its plant based sweetener product to replace sugar and cure America of its obesity problem.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end November update

Published 174 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance with the competition now into its final month (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Please God let those emails arrive so I can ruin someone's weekend

Published 174 days ago

I have had some emails read out to me and they are dynamite. I hope they will land in my in-box soon. I shall pop into the small church on the way to the Greek Hovel tonight to say a prayer for their safe arrival as if they arrive some folks are in deep deep merde and it will certainly be an ouzo o'clock moment.  Please join me in my prayers. Elsewhere I look at Boohoo.com (BOO), Avanti Communications (AVN), Cloudtag (CTAG), Mosman Oil & Gas (SHITE), African Potash (FRAUD), 88 Energy (HYPE) and with that I wish you all a happy weekend.

Who will be the "hero" of Tom Winnifrith's Christmas Carol 2016? What do you think?

Published 174 days ago

Last year my three part Christmas Carol series starred white collar criminal Chris Oil. The year before it was fraudster Rob Terry. But who to go for this year? There are so many choices. I have a few ideas on my short list below but what do you think?

Petropavlovsk - very good news on debt: buy

Published 174 days ago

An easing of debt risk for Petropavlovsk (POG) has moved a significant step closer – with it announced that the company has received approvals for the refinancing of its entire bank debt of $529.8 million from its lending banks, Sberbank and VTB.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Speaking at length about AIM fraud to a bird from Bloomberg

Published 175 days ago

She was horrified. I am not sure she agreed with my line that the mainstream press were part of the problem not the solution but she agreed that AIM had its issues. On the bearcast today I look at Red Leopard (RLH), Formation Group (FRM), Mobile Streams (MOS) and its charming CEO - Andalas (ADL) - whose CEO is a tosser - Strat Aero (AERO), Finnaust (FAM), Inspirit (INSP), Plus 500 (PLUS), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO)), TrakM8 (TRAK) and Cloudtag (CTAG) plus one way of looking at it which sees 300 companies on AIM as a sort of fraud.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: AIM Death List Update 5 - New entrant needed after Wandisco volte face

Published 175 days ago

Eleven days ago I updated the death list portfolio which now sees me on ten kills from 31. However I now take Wandisco (WAND) off the death list after the recent management change. We need a replacement so entrant number 32 is ...IGAS. It looks as we may need two new entrants soon given the recent news from Worthington (WRN) and the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) but that can wait for another day.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the storm clouds cover the mountains where the Greek Hovel lies

Published 176 days ago

Though I may have pneumonia thanks to Paul Scott, I am now safely in Kalamata looking up at the mountains where I live when in Greece and the storm clouds are ominous. So back to the stockmarket I look at Finnaust (FAM), Audioboom (BOOM), Avanti Communications (TOAST), Condor Gold (CNR), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Webis (WEB) and Anglesey Mining (AYM) which is spouting bullshit today as it places.

Petropavlovsk: Al Gore made it all up about global warming - buy

Published 176 days ago

As a climate change "denier" I have written elsewhere about how global temperatures are plunging not, as the BBC might lead you to believe, heading higher. You can see a recent article on that matter HERE. And thus Petropavlovsk (POG) serves up news from Russia which does not surprise me, but which might shock your average Guardian reader.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is Mosman Oil & Gas the worst run shitty little AIM oil company?

Published 177 days ago

I must rush. Woodlarks beckons and then it is Greece. But first I look at: Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) in light of last night's bombshell HERE, TrakM8 (TRAK ) - chatting to Paul Scott - Pantheon Resources (PANR), Bushveld Minerals (BMN), FastForward (FFWD), Jim Mellon's reported comments and Mosman oil & Gas (MSMN).

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Explaining the madness of the LSE Bulletin Board asylum

Published 177 days ago

Prompted by Waseem's very legitimate points about censorship on the LSE Bulletin Board I am asked to explain the madness and the metrics behind what is going on over on that asylum. And that I do in this bonus podcast.

CloudTag – my plan for great riches takes a turn for the better

Published 178 days ago

As I consider my new career as a death spiral financier on AIM, I am watching developments at AIM-listed jam-tomorrow (if it ever has a product to sell) stock CloudTag and its funding deal with L1 with great interest. Boy, those death spiral chaps are clever!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Justin the Clown might upgrade from his cardboard box home in time for Christmas

Published 178 days ago

In this bearcast I start with yesterday's party with my wife's colleagues, the Guardian reading sociology lecturers. I was biting my lip hard. Then it is onto Trakm8 (TRAK) and a general point about acquisitive companies - the specifics of my latest triumph are covered HERE. Then it is onto Cloudtag (CTAG) and a detailed look at the numbers for Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) in terms of when it will run out cash, then onto Boxhill (BOX) and more questions for sleazy Lord Razzall. I then cover Premier Oil (PMO) and the stock that left podcasting share ramper Justin the Clown living in a cardboard box, Andalas Energy (ADL)

Cloudtag & Nomad Cairn: Another urgent request to AIM Regulation

Published 178 days ago

Over the weekend I urged AIM Regulation and the FCA to open a formal enquiry into market abuse and securities fraud by the AIM uber-fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). This morning I have sent an urgent missive to AIM Regulation and its hapless boss Marcus Stuttard asking why Cloudtag is not being forced to postpone its General Meeting allowing it to issue more shares.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: TrakM8 - disastrous interims, profits crash, cashburn horrific - 100% vindicated

Published 178 days ago

"Lorne Daniel at FinnCap, PR man Reg Hoare, Nomad Ed Frisby, Broker Joanna Scott, Edison Research, Proactive Investors we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all!. Paul Scott can you hear me? Paul Scott ... your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!" Yes The Sheriff of AIM is again 100% vindicated and it is ouzo o'clock already thanks to dog TrakM8 (TRAK)! But where next for the shares? All is discussed in full in this bonus podcast.

Paranoid Cloudtag owning Moron of the day - rogthepodge on the ADVFN asylum.

Published 178 days ago

The post below shows just how paranoid some of these morons are, but also their bloated sense of self-importance. Do they honestly think that our writers have the time let alone the inclination to go posting on God damn BBs anonymously. Journalists write - usually - in their own name on websites where they are paid hard cash to write. This poltroon should not be left in charge of a piggy bank let alone a share trading account. But I do hope he finds three minutes to watch THIS

Norcros Interims - buy

Published 179 days ago

Supplier of showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives with operations primarily in the UK and South Africa, Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2016 and that “with our strong brands, leading market positions and continued self-help initiatives focused on market share gain the group is well positioned to make further progress”.

Cloudtag & Cairn Financial: A letter to Marcus Stuttard at AIM Regulation & the FCA please instigate formal investigation now

Published 179 days ago

You may remember that some Cloudtag (CTAG) owning moron contacted the FCA to demand that they shut me down. Oddly that seems to have come to nothing. But the regulators at Canary Wharf as well as Marcus Stuttard's team of Keystone Cops at AIM Regulation must be awqare of this fraudulent company by now. I have today written to both showing the clear evidence that Cloudtag has committed market abuse and fraud and demanding that a formal investigation be opened at once into the company AND its Nomad Cairn Financial. And here is why, as I publish the letter in full.

Notes from Underground: The sound of me pulling out my hair

Published 179 days ago

Le Sigh. Another week where six out of ten leaderboard articles are Bearcasts, and the other four are fan-favourites Cloudtag, Worthington, and African Potash.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: reading the Bulletin Boards to apply the Tom Winnifrith test

Published 180 days ago

I have spent the morning reading a few Bulletin Boards. I feel dirty in admitting to doing this as it is something I do very rarely and only when no-one is watching. Specifically I looked at threads on Cloudtag (CTAG), Strat Aero (AERO) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) for instructive lessons in both human behaviour and also the nature of all the best frauds.

Letter to AIM Regulation & FCA re Advanced Oncotherapy - URGENT enquiry needed now

Published 180 days ago

Yesterday shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) plunged after it fessed up that a critical deal worth up to $120 million with a Chinese entity had encountered problems. Those who backed a big fundraise just weeks ago are already 26% down. But the incident begs massive questions about the timeline of disclosure and RNS statements that appear to be utterly untrue. I have written to the FCA & AIM Regulation, as this appears to be market abuse, outlining my very specific concerns and demanding an urgent enquiry and, if appropriate, that sanction be taken against those responsible. The letter is below:

Mitie Group is poised to go much lower

Published 180 days ago

There are few shrewder analysts of the Business Services sector than Matthew Earl, the man who called the demise of Connaught way before the herd, and more recently questioned the value of Mitie (MTO), suggesting a profits warning was on the way.

K3 - very strong trading update, we are more than 100% ahead but still a buy

Published 180 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has updated that “trading in the first four months of the new financial year is ahead of last year” – this in advance of a key selling period of the forthcoming weeks to the end of December.

Why I've Sold All My Advanced Oncotherapy Shares.

Published 180 days ago

Hello Share Mongers. About two years ago I suggested you take a look at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). I was glad I did as I seem to recall that the shares rose from about 3p at the time to around 18p. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Red Flags come home to roost for the Sheriff's fave AIM Turkeys

Published 181 days ago

How is that for a Thanksgiving mixed metaphor of a title? In this podcast I look at denial, red flags and bending the rules on the Casino. Among the companies covered today are:  Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (AFPO), Fastjet (FJET) and the insider dealing, Mkango Resources (MKA), London Capital (LCG), Audioboom (BOOM), Milestone Group (MSG) and I flag up that Steve & I have a hot share tip you can access for just £5 coming up very soon HERE

Tom Winnifrith: Should I go to Guernsey on December 20 to try to vote down the African Potash GM?

Published 181 days ago

The FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) has today snuck out notice of a General Meeting in an RNS which does not actually tell you what the meeting is for. It merely states that "a General Meeting ('GM') will be held at 12.00 p.m. on 20 December 2016 at Richmond House, St Julian's Avenue, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1GZ.". I am sorely tempted to buy one or two shares in this company to attend and try to block the motion in hand. But I need to ask folks a question first.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Fund managers are not superhuman but dead cats can bounce

Published 182 days ago

In today's bearcast recorded with my father as the audience, here in Shipston, I start with the Autumn Statement which gets 0/10 from  me. Then it is onto Sound Energy (SOU) and the issue of fund manager due diligence. Then Optibiotix (OPTI), FastJet (FJET), Mkango (MKA), African Potash (AFPO), Countrywide (CWD) and the global real estate asset class - yes a Manhattan penthouse and a terraced home in a grim Northern welfare safari slum are related!. Finally a few words about Paternoster Resources (PRS) and as a related issue New World Oil & Gas (NEW).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mark Gustafson are you a bullshitter? I challenge you

Published 183 days ago

In today's podcast recorded with an audience of my Guardian reading father who is torturing me by reading out snippets from the ghastly left wing rag, I start with a look at Pantheon Resources (PANR). I then cover FastJet (FJET) - having a swipe at its smearing scumbag low-life PR fucking geniuses at Citigate Dewe Rogerson en passant - , Avocet Mining (AVM), Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) and African Potash (FRAUD). Then it is onto Redcentric (RCN) and MXC Capital (MXCP) and the challenge for Mark Gustafson, Mr bullshitter at Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL).

Avocet Mining: A Rollercoaster Ride to Zero

Published 183 days ago

Gold miner Avocet Mining (AVM) has always been a bit of a rollercoaster of an investment since its 1 for 10 share consolidation in June, the shares have doubled, halved and then doubled again as punters have reacted skittishly to news from darkest Africa.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If I wrote that Oxfam were a bunch of Guardian reading incompetent tossers, I meant to say visionaries

Published 184 days ago

My comments about Oxfam relate to Mkango Resources (MKA) - see the link on the right of this page. In the podcast I also cover Totally (TLY), PGC Entertainment (PGCE), African Potash (AFPO) where I now am sure I know when the Nomad quit and why, Cambria Auto (CAMB) and Westminster Group (WSG). I also answer Malcolm's  earlier question on Premier (PMO). No. Malcolm. No.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Health guru Paul Scott offers stern warning on morbidly obese cat Oakley

Published 185 days ago

I start with the urgent matter of the weight of my three legged cat Oakley and I take stern warnings from health guru Paul Scott. But there are problems to deal with which the guru may not appreciate. Then I comment again on African Potash (AFPO) which has suffered the usual fate of those PLCs who threaten me with fascist lawyers' letters. Then I work my through Senterra (SEN), Mitie (MTO), China Africa (CAF), Arria (NLG), Instem (INS) and LXB retail (LXB).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The common threads of AIM value destruction and Autumn Statement thoughts

Published 186 days ago

I end with a few thoughts about the Chancellor's forthcoming Autumn Statement. I think we are at the "natural rate of Unemployment" and thus what is needed is not massive infrastructure spending and more deficit financing but supply side reforms to tax and welfare. Before that I refer to my earlier death list bearcast and look at the common threads that link AIM companies that will, at some stage, go bust.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: AIM Death List Update 4 - Four New Entrants, now 10 kills from 27

Published 186 days ago

On 13 June I started my 21 stock Death list portfolio - 21 shares heading for zero or being booted off the market - see HERE. Until now 27 stocks have entered the portfollio and I am claiming ten kills - not bad eh? Today I go over the four kills since the last update and add four new entrants to the portfolio. Do the Cloudtag morons really want to bet against me with my current kill rate? I review all 21 now current members. The stocks mentioned are: Worthington, JQW, Jiasen, Camkids, China Chaintek, Jersey Oil & Gas, Mosman Oil & Gas, Monitise, Outsourcery, Magnolia Petroleum, Arian Silver, Sareum, Avanti Communications, Daniel Stewart, Mariana Resources, Sefton Resources, Golden Saint Resources, Sovereign Mines of Africa, Afren, Wandisco, Tungsten, Blur, Auhua, Afriag, InternetQ, Servision, Igas, Cloudtag, African Potash & Slater & Gordon.

Notes from Underground: Get out the popcorn out

Published 186 days ago

Admittedly I have been slow to get tickets to the circus sideshow that is Cloudtag (CTAG), yet another company in the little device that monitors your health consumer space. Team ShareProphets has been writing about this company for months now, commenting on its lack of product in stores and its RNSs promising sales in 2016 that have been damp squibs.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Grounds for divorcing the Mrs, 7 stages of grief (part2) & the stocks on AIM to short

Published 187 days ago

I start with behaviour by the Mrs which is surely grounds for divorce or at least enough to see her lead off in chains by the RSPCA. Then it is back to the seven stages of grief and how it relates to shares. Then I look at the most shorted stocks on AIM as per Steve's article earlier - but also those that should be most shorted but why they are not, i.e. Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (AFPO) and the slam dunk zero IGAS.

Today 2 PM ...TWO share tips from the "Maverick Tipster" - this is not about Donald Trump!

Published 188 days ago

I do not know about you but I am starting to feel a bit Trumped out. And I actually wanted him to beat crooked Hillary. But the papers and TV screens are just so full of the man, what he is doing and what it means for us all. Is the Donald good for shares or bad? What about gold? Or bonds? Or house prices? Or the chances of England winning the World Cup? The truth is that no-one really knows any of the answers... except that England won't win the World Cup.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gold. Always believe in your soul. You've got the power to know. You're indestructible

Published 188 days ago

In this podcast I discuss why Mkango (MKA) failed to impress me in such a major way last night and then I look at gold stocks in general and Condor (CNR) specifically before explaining how to assess when a cash burner will have to place.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mkango bitchez I am coming for YOU! Kick off 6 PM

Published 189 days ago

I am still in the Motorway service station at the Premier Inn but head to London shortly. For tonight it is myself and the old bank robber Brokerman Dan against Mkango Resources (MKA). Bring it on bitchez! In this podcast I also look at Aquatic Foods (AFG), NAHL (NAH), Slater & Gordon (SGH), Igas (IGAS), Redcentric (RCN) and MXC Capital (MXCP)

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Comparing Nigel Wray with Cloudtag morons on the LSE

Published 189 days ago

Yes i am still in the Motorway Service Station Premier Inn and had a shocking experience this morning. In this podcast I look at the seven stages of grief and compare Nigel Wray (aka Britain's Buffett) with moron investors in the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG), especially those on the LSE Asylum. The promo code to get 20 free tickets to UK INvestor Show as mentioned with reference to the Wray golden share is NOVUKSP

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Recorded from my new home - at a motorway service station

Published 190 days ago

Yes, I am indeed resident at a motorway service station as I explain HERE. In today's podcast I look at ethics, Milestone (MSG), Strat Aero (AERO), SalvaRx (SALV), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Blur (BLUR) - as a long I kid you not - and Audioboom (BOOM), er..less so.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Detecting Securities Fraud on AIM and how to profit from it

Published 191 days ago

I am off to London shortly where I am giving a talk this afternoon at the Offshore Alert fraud conference. The title is that of this bearcast and I offer up some of the highlights and themes for later. I shall be covering a number of companies including Quindell (QPP), InternetQ (INTQ), Cloudtag (CTAG), Strat Aero (AERO) and the list goes on and on... this is AIM after all.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: talking to baby Joshua and watching a film about submarines

Published 192 days ago

The Mrs was off getting her hair down ahead of a Christmas Party, the Cloudtag (CTAG) morons were harassing innocent folks to get at me and I was watching a film about submarines with baby Joshua. What a day of domestic bliss. Meanwhile I look at gold stocks and Avocet Mining (AVM) in particular. Then at Mosman Oil & Gas where the City's top oil analyst Zac "the Knife" Phillips needs fisking, Milestone Group (MSG), Avanti (AVN) and Strat Aero (AERO)

Avanti hurtles towards the trap door

Published 192 days ago

Having seen Cloudtag (CTAG) demonstrate one of the golden rules of share trading here is another: run for the hills when a company starts messing with its creditors. Step forward Avanti Communications (AVN). 

Paranoid Cloudtag Moron on twitter reports Tom Winnifrith to the FCA - jeepers I am quaking

Published 193 days ago

I really do think that this particular Cloudtag (CTAG) owning moron needs to take hisd medication. I have spent a relaxing weekend making Christmas puddings. He has spent a weekend franticly accusing someone else who tweets about Cloudtag in a bearish way of being me. It gets better...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 4 bubbles that are a bursting

Published 193 days ago

The reference to Lego and the Daily Mail is HERE. In today's podcast I look at four bubbles that are bursting in a demonstrable way: bonds, residential property, crowdfunding - where the returns are shockingly bad - and health wristbands. 

Cloudtag - Do what Bruce says and run to the hills

Published 193 days ago

Any lingering doubts that may have been harboured by bears of Cloudtag (CTAG) were dispelled last week by its tacit admission that it had misled the market earlier in the year when it boated of a firm $5.2 million sale to be completed this year, which has now turned out to be a phantom as predicted.

Notes from Underground: It can't happen here. Or there. Oh, I give up.

Published 193 days ago

Last Tuesday's US election results was my worst nightmare. Not that a demagogue has won the White House. Not that said demagogue has surrounded himself with an array of nutcases and god botherers. It's not even that electoral success depends on lies and false promises and facts mean nothing.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Draining the swamp of AIM

Published 194 days ago

Over on my personal website today's podcast (HERE) looks at  how the liberal establishment still don't get it post Trump. In bearcast I look back at a fraud from seven years ago which is back in the news and discuss why we fail to drain the swamp of AIM or indeed the wider City of London 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Spoofing investors with Avanti, Challenger, Rosslyn, & Proteus ( a blast from the past) but NOT Cloudtag

Published 195 days ago

Spoofing is what Avanti Communications (AVN), Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) and Rosslyn Data (RDT) do as did Proteus, a scam I exposed back in the naughty nineties. I explain what they all do ( or did) and why they do it and what to watch for. Spoofing is different from lying as Cloudtag (CTAG) does for a few distinct reasons. The Proteus tale is a hoot for what it is worth. Boy those days were fun.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mosman is avin a giraffe, Drain the swamp!

Published 197 days ago

I have a few more words on the Triumph of The Donald and the demise of Crooked Hillary. Ha! But my main thoughts on that are HERE. Then I look at Avanti Communications (AVN), Andalas (ADL), Green Dragon (GDG) and Greka Drilling (GDL) before having a detailed look at Mosman (MSMN) shares in which are up by 260% today which is bonkers.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Donald Trump wins - AS I PREDICTED - shares slump what next?

Published 197 days ago

I stayed up all night and as a result am knackered. I am happy because I wanted Trump to win as I explained HERE. I am even happier because I have time and time again, even on Monday HERE, shown you why the polls were wrong. And thus as predicted here in early September, the eight reasons why Trump was going to win proved valid. I look at the polling industry and the disgraceful behaviour of the media including BBC star Emily Maitlis and Matt Frei and Kylie Morris, both of Channel 4, in this campaign. I was right and almost the entire mainstream press here in the UK was just plain wrong.  Shares have tumbled this morning, I explain what is next for America and for equities there and in the UK and finally, if the establishment ignores this warning as well as Brexit, I predict that Europe will see upset next and explain why so many of us in the 99% remain very angry deplorables.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lock her Up! Lock her Up! Drain the Swamp! Drain The Swamp

Published 198 days ago

I start with the US Election. My last piece on why the polls are wrong and on who will win is HERE. Talking of a rigged affair I move onto Cloudtag (CTAG) and then to Redcentric (RCN) and MXC Capital (MCXP). Then I look at Premier Oil (PMO), Mkango (MKA), Golden Saint (GSR) and Servision (SEV) before ending with a chant for The Donald.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Crooked Hillary Clinton, Crooked Mosman and er ...MXC Capital

Published 199 days ago

I record this podcast from Shipston where I have just rowed with my sister about A Levels and grade inflation which she denies in her Public Sector Ministry of Truth way.  Then it is onto the US election, the outcomes and what that means. I am afraid that after last night I have a bad feeling. Then it is onto MXC Capital (MXCP), Redcentric (RCN) and Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) where in America there would now be class actions underway. Quite right too.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: What to do about 2 great evils in our society: smoking & Roland "Fatty" Cornish

Published 200 days ago

I think that about eleven minutes in I managed to send my dad to sleep with this podcast but I hope you make it to the end. I discuss correct and incorrect policy responses to two of the great evils in our society and, oddly, the answers are more or less the same.

Notes from Underground: All change

Published 200 days ago

"The judges know nothing about any will of the people except in so far as that will is expressed by an Act of Parliament". So said alleged-remainer and well-known British-way-of-life-hater AV Dicey in 1897.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Will gold zoom if/when Trump wins

Published 201 days ago

I reflect briefly on the Brexit farce then move onto gold. Will it rise whatever happens on Tuesday? And what does it need to rocket? A win for Donald Trump or the instability of a narrow win for Hillary Clinton but a Republican Congress?

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end October update

Published 201 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Why I stay short of Avocet

Published 203 days ago

I see that Avocet Mining (AVM) which I warned in May and August this year imploded the other day as it admitted that insolvency could be looming. If, like Xcite (XEL), about which I wrote the other day, it does enter administration, the shares are still a compelling sell. This, I believe is by far the most likely outcome and I stay short. The company's words in the recent statement are explicit:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: can someone teach Welsh git Justin the Clown how to read?

Published 203 days ago

Poor old Justin the Clown is still talking cobblers about Andalas (ADL). Perhapds it is the strain of now having to live in a cardboard box but the poor fellow now seems unable to read so I put him straight. Then it is onto Halosource (HALO) where Neil Woodford is taking another big hit which reminds me that Nigel Somerville and I are doing a special session on Woodford disasters at UK Investor Show on April 1 2017. To celebrate this we have 20 complimentary investor class seats to hand out today. Just go to www.UKInvestorShow.com and book using the promotional code NOVUKSP - book now!  Elsewhere on bearcast I discuss Xtract Resources (XTR) and Gattaca (GATC). 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I have a proposition for PR fecking genius Steffi

Published 204 days ago

I start with a quick discussion on how we in the UK just don't get US politics and explain why Donald Trump will win - in fact he is already 8% ahead you read it HERE first! Then I explain why Peel Hunt is probably going to bully me with a lawyers letter regarding the Berkeley Energia (BKY) note HERE.  My proposition for Steffi is not to make an honest woman of her...that would be going too far but concerns her worthless client Golden Saint Resources (GSR) and is prompted by her unhappiness at my earlier Bearcast Special HERE. I look at Andalas (ADL), Greka Drilling (GDL) and BlueRock Diamonds (BRD). I am now trying to renew my father's parking permit with Warwickshire County Council and have been kept hanging on a line for ages by the incompetent bastards. String em up with piano wire.. 

Free Iona tests on NHS - good news for Premaitha: Buy

Published 204 days ago

The Government has announced that as of 2018 it will offer free Non Invasive Prenatal Tests (NIPT) for Downs to women deemed to be at high risk - that is those over 38 years old. Right now it costs you £180 to have an NIPT test rather than an invasive one which has a 1% chance of killing your baby.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special: PR Genius Steffi, Beaufort Securities, the Vox rampfest and Solo Oil - the sordid underbelly of AIM

Published 204 days ago

In this bearcast special I take apart a share price ramp being orchestrated today by Solo Oil's (SOLO) broker Belfort Securities, PR fecking genius Steffi and the rampers nest of snakes that is the Justin the Clown podcast at Vox Markets. Investors need to be aware there is a massive stock overhang and a placing ahoy. They are being hoodwinked not by the company I stress but by its crony capitalist advisers and by those for whom Lenin's phrase "useful idiot" could not be more apt.

ADVFN – full Annual Report finally released: struck by cupid's arrow?

Published 204 days ago

I rather like the ADVFN service, and having met its CEO briefly a few times I rather liked him too. And as a house matter, there was much to commend about the staunch resistance to pressure being applied on ADVFN to put clear water between it and ShareProphets was over the way in which, for example,  the Quindell fraud was being systematically unpicked in these parts. That was not just an issue of free speech, it was a matter of exposing bad people and trying to save the shirts of our readers. So I have an awful lot of time for Clem Chambers, the CEO of ADVFN.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Im really not into that green shite but its worse than that

Published 205 days ago

In today's bearcast brought to you despite having a heavy cold, such is my dedication to you my listeners, I cover: Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Wishbone Gold (WSBN), writing to the FCA, T Clarke (CTO), Northern Petroleum (NOP), Andalas (ADL), Uru Metals (URU), Bilby (BILB) and Windar Photo (WPHO)

Petropavlovsk: Debt refinancing (good) news - Buy

Published 205 days ago

Updating last month on Petropavlovsk (POG), we noted debt risk but reassurance that “key terms have been agreed in principle for the rebalancing of the group’s debt maturities with its production profile”. The company has now further updated – including that it“expects to be in a position to confirm details of the refinancing shortly”.

The Vexed Moral Dimension of Share Shifting and How to Sleep At Night

Published 205 days ago

Hello Share Collectors. There is a Mel Gibson film being praised at the moment. It tells the story of a soldier in the Second World War who refused to kill, yet still went into battle to save his colleagues.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 17 days to beer & popcorn with Mkango

Published 206 days ago

I must rush as my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley says he is starving and I have an appointment with the quack. On the agenda: Proteome (PRM), Turbo Power (TPS), IGAS ( ZERO) and Mkango (MKA) 

Punters Get Punished in Tern - I stay short

Published 206 days ago

As a rule, as I have pointed out before, the stocks most talked about on bulletin boards make appalling investments. Gulf Keystone (GKP) is a good example of this and Tern (TERN) the pretender to the Gulf throne is also a case in point.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sack Mark Carney NOW & the morality of investment

Published 207 days ago

It seems as if the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney wants to quit. I list the numerous reasons why this poltroon should be fired at once. Then there is a discussion of the morality of investment decisions prompted by today's article on Premaitha (NIPT), last week's news from Avocet (AVM) and other issues.

LAST DAY to order free copies of Tom Winnifrith e-books

Published 208 days ago

A slight tweak in the ShareProphets business model means that as of November 1st nearly all, of the e-books that I have penned will no longer be available for free on this website - you will have to buy them on Amazon. So you have just TODAY to get free copies of titles such as "The 49 Golden Rules of making Money from Shares" as well as the 49 Red Flags book and the book Ben Flip Flop Turney and I produced on how to value oil, gas and mining shares. The same applies to Zak Mir's crap e-book on charting.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Crooked Hillary, lyin' Roger, insider dealing and the Mrs fiasco

Published 208 days ago

In this podcast I look at the Hillary Clinton bombshell and what it means for the election and shares, something I cover in more detail HERE. Then, for the benefit of Paul Scott, I set the record straight on ShareSoc - I have every right to say it should not get the taxpayer cash it demands and that has nothing to do with lyin' Roger Lawson but when lyin Roger lies again on the ShareSoc blog, and lies about me, I will respond. That he uses the blog to lie as well as ramp frauds is something for SharSoc to address not me. Then I explain insider dealing and the difference between how I treated Reach4Entertainment (R4E) and Cyan (CYAN). Finally I suggest that heads must roll at Northland over the Management Resource Solutions (MRS) scandals.

Tom Winnifrith - an apology to all readers

Published 208 days ago

I owe every single reader of ShareProphets an apology. I mean this most sincerely and am deeply repentant for I have sinned. I hope that old father Stacey will this weekend pray for my soul and I ask each one of you for forgiveness. So here goes...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: sticking it to Big Gob, Justin the Clown, The Rule Breaker Whitby and the dog Andalas

Published 209 days ago

This podcast is not just about the dog with fleas that is Andalas (ADL) and the motley crew of low life and fools associated with it. I also cover Highlands Natural (HNR), Mayan (MYN) and ADVFN (AFN) for whom I have a question. It is not exactly the most blue chip of selections today is it?  The hot tip for a fiver I mentioned can be accessed .HERE

FRAUD African Potash - now 56 days since it promised to sue Tom Winnifrith for libel - new Peter Hain caption contest

Published 209 days ago

It is now 56 days since AIM listed FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) demanded that I write it a blank cheque, pull all my articles on it and never write about it again...or else. The Or else was a promise to sue me for libel but Potash knows that it is a FRAUD and that it would be destroyed by the disclosure process. The senior NED at Potash is sleazey Labour peer Lord Peter Hain. We have another photo of the loathsome toad in action. Please post your captions for our latest Lord Hain sleaze contest photo in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight Friday. Do your worst...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am Mr Angry, spitting nails all day

Published 210 days ago

I am even more angry than I was on Monday. Those who have caused this are in no particular order: Reach4Entertainment (R4E), my selfish and lazy ex wife, disgraced lying share ramper Roger Lawson, Wishbone Gold (WSBN), Belfort Securities and whoever is responsible for the League Cup quarter final draw, I also cover in detail Avocet Mining (AVM), IGAS, Magnolia Petroloeum (MAGP) and XCite Energy (XEL)

Reach4Entertainment - placing at 1.5p: I am livid

Published 210 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced a share placing raising £2 million pre expenses at 1.5p. I am utterly livid for reasons that I shall explain.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: banking £309 fecking quid from Audioboom - 21 bottles of ouzo ahoy!

Published 211 days ago

Yes my royalties have arrived. I comment on Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas Energy (ADL), Inspirit Energy (INSP) and Cloudtag (CTAG). My other podcast on why Hillary Clinton is the World War Three candidate is HERE.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The analysis I am proudest about in 2016 from 2 AM today

Published 212 days ago

Some folks have commented about yesterday's bearcast. Hmmmm if you think that you are well placed to tell me what i can or cannot say after 24 years as a journalist you can just fuck off and see if I care. Thereafter I talk about 88 Energy (88E) and about Strat Aero (AERO) - placing at 0.2p or is it 0.25p ahoy? Then the analysis which I think is my best of 2016 and which I served up at 2 AM today - HERE  - now it is off to lunch with Uncle Chris (Booker) and the younger generation.

Charlatan stock Cloudtag remains a compelling short

Published 213 days ago

It wasa mixed week for the leading charlatan stocks on AIM. Shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) have come off the boil on an absence of news but there is worse to come for the bulls. These shares are set to collapse.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am and insider and so fecking angry

Published 213 days ago

I have just been made an insider and so cannot tell you why I am so fecking angry but I am spitting nails. I am also furious with a loathsome slug called Antony Browne who spins for the British Bankers Association, lies about Brexit and should be strung up with piano wire. Then it is onto Cobham (COB), Andes Energia (AEN), Tertiary Minerals (TYM), Sunrise Resources (SRES), Avocet Mining (BASTARDS) and the wider issue of the rape of Africa by the 1% of the West and of Africa and how it screws BOTH the 99% in Africa and the 99% here as well. 

1Spatial Interims - disappointing but now more than discounted

Published 213 days ago

Geospatial and cloud services company 1Spatial (SPA) has announced self-admitted "disappointing"results for its half-year to 31stJuly 2016, though that “management believes the group is still on track to meet full year expectations which is an overall increase on the prior year revenues and adjusted EBITDA”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast : a word or two on the ADVFN Results

Published 214 days ago

These numbers from ADVFN (AFN) were snuck out late on Friday. In part they relate to me and I can say that they are categorically misleading and so here  I set the record straight. And then I analyse. This may well be commercially damaging for me but I am not going to stay silent this time as I explained yesterday HERE

K3 - New CFO, we won't hold his MBA against him ( now 133% ahead on share tip)

Published 214 days ago

Orderly business succession is what we like as investors. Folks get old, folks move on and want fresh challenges but well run companies plan for this and do not make a drama out of what does not need to be a crisis.

Notes from Underground: Wearables will fly out the door this Christmas, unless they are Cloudtag branded

Published 214 days ago

There are two stories that you should be reading this week: one from the top 10 - Cloudtag and the guaranteed $5.2 million order that is not going to happen - think Christmas which is as big a slap to the noggin to the morons as can be given.  The other is READ THIS NOW: Give Woodlarks a few quid today to transform someone's Christmas. Whether you had a profitable year or a lamentable one, read this and make your own Karma account will get a bonus.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: this is going to cost me hard cash but sometimes you have to speak out

Published 215 days ago

Speaking out against Bushveld Minerals (BMN) today will cost me hard cash but I want nothing to do with this company after its sordid antics of last week. I plan tomorrow to look at how ADVFN's (AFN) results snuck out at no-one is watching O'Clock yesterday do not give a full and fair picture and that may also cost me financially. So be it. 15 years ago I was a failed whistleblower. I think there are mitigating circumstances but I regret it none the less and relay that story. Sometimes, whatever the consequences, you just have to speak up.

TODAY 2 PM... Don't miss out says Tom Winnifrith - or perhaps you like losing money on shares?

Published 216 days ago

Steve Moore and I have not tipped a stock on our Nifty Fifty Website for a good while. We are nervous of the stockmarket as whole and as a result we have been advising readers to liquidate existing share tips, mostly banking big gains as they do. But we now have a stock we want to tip irrespective of the wider market as its shares are just cheap. That share tip goes out Friday 21st October at 2PM - tomorrow

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Telit still the biggest short on AIM + not investing in PR

Published 217 days ago

On today's podcast I look in detail at Porta (PTCM) and other people businesses. Porta employs top PR person foxy Bex but even so its shares are a stonking sell. I then look at frauds Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) and Servision (SEV) and then onto the biggest short on AIM, Telit Communications (TCM)

Reach4Entertainment: Buy after share price slide

Published 217 days ago

For reasons that seem entirely related to illiquidity on AIM and nothing to do with fundamentals, shares in Reach4Entertainment (R4E) have ratted back to 1.25-1.4p. It is crackers.

UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ Picks update - Gary Newman facing P45

Published 217 days ago

At UK Investor Show there were five 'Dragon's Den' sessions where five CEOs each gave a five minute pitch and three Dragons each picked one stock in which FIML invested £1,000 via our most excellent broker J Herbert Esq at European Wealth. And so £15,000 was invested, how has it fared?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - PR bullshit phrase of the day j'accuse FTI Consulting

Published 218 days ago

The bloody postman is today's interruption. Will you sign for this crap for the chavs who live next door as they are out (again) signing on or working in the black economy? Whatever. I should charge for being the postbox for this entire street. Better still emigrate.  In terms of companies I look at  Laird (LRD), Motorpoint (MOTR), Strat Aero (AERO), and Mkango (MKA)

Could there ever be another ASOS in terms of share price gain? And if so what?

Published 218 days ago

As I noted in bearcast yesterday I remember my old pal Mark Watson Mitchell tipping ASOS (ASC) at 7p. The shares hit a high of c£70 so that was a 1000 bagger for anyone who got their timing spot on and held. I doubt anyone did. But could there be another ASOS lurking out there on the London Stockmarket and if so what is it?

Interquest - share price slippage: Buy

Published 218 days ago

Shares in Interquest (ITQ) slipped to 32p last week although they are now 33p-34p. I swapped emails with a rather glum chairman Gary Ashworth. Of course Gary is glum, as the largest shareholder his net wealth has been materially dented.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Oi! Highlands Natural is there something you are not telling us?

Published 219 days ago

The Mrs is staying with the mother in law for another day meaning more peace and quiet for myself and Oakley and another day not to tidy up various messes that have been created. What bliss. In the podcast I discuss Kefi (KEFI), some very serious questions for the scam Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) and placing ahoy Strat Aero (AERO) as well as Boohoo (BOO) anj Asos (ASC)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Should I admit that "waterboarding" Paul Scott was right about Boohoo

Published 220 days ago

I start with a discussion of gold versus Sovereign debt and refer to a table at the bottom of an article I penned today on the delusional poisonous midget Nicola Sturgeon and her welfare addicted countrymen HERE. Then it is onto TrakM8 (TRAK) but more importantly Boohoo (BOO). Will Paul Scott concede defeat on the former, should I show humility and concede defeat on the latter, just to avoid another session of retail gross margins waterboarding. What do you think? Cripes that reminds me that we picked up some Boohoo shares in the Dragons Den session last year at UK Investor. Bank gains, methinks.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Governments, PLCs and individuals are now drowning in debt - this has to end in disaster

Published 221 days ago

Firstly I want you all to go at least £10 more into debt or I am going on strike - see HERE. Secondly I give data on Government, Corporate and individual debt. This should be the stuff of nightmares and must end in disaster. And I do mean disaster.

Xcite Energy PLC:  Still more than twice Overvalued at 1.5p

Published 221 days ago

I have had rather a soft spot for the management of Xcite Energy (XEL) ever since it responded to a rise in its share price by effectively warning over exuberant retail punters that its shares were close to worthless.

Notes from Underground: Hip to be Square

Published 221 days ago

Tom accuses me all the time of being a hipster. But I think it's actually projection: Tom is the real hipster. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: what craft beer tells you about capitalism and the looming crash

Published 222 days ago

The chart below is fascinating and not just for bearded craft beer loving hispters such as pizza Hardman Darren Atwater. It tells you everything you need to know about capitalism as we come to the end of the bull market era of funny money. You can read across from this to so many other parts of the economy.

Trendit – a shocking indictment of the Standard List

Published 222 days ago

If you thought that AIM was badly regulated then the Standard List seems to be making great strides to demonstrate how much worse it could all get. We already have Cynical Bear’s Sub-Standard Shockers XI but in the form of Trendit (TRIT) an extraordinary set of events suggests a real scandal is brewing. Will anyone step up to the plate and take action?

September UK Investor Show Magazine - TW's top 7 holdings, 5 AIM frauds named & shamed and more

Published 223 days ago

The September edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is live and as its two lead features reveals the top seven shareholdings of my family trusts, names and shames 5 AIM listed frauds and contains a raft of share tips and 3 sells (to zero) plus an exclusive interview with Richard Poulden of Wishbone Gold (WSBN), a challenge to PM Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn involving Keith Vaz and much more. You can access the magazine now and at no cost below. I, Tom Winnifrith, am now on leave, Steve Moore will be editing the next issue.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: App darling Sup goes bust - you will wet your knickers this is so funny

Published 223 days ago

It is red faces for Sir Richard Branson and for uber pious Richard Reed of Innocent as app firm Sup goes bust but the whole story is just so hilarious, a message on the stupidity of man and his inability to learn from his errors you will wet yourselves. The nature of the demise of this company is the highlight of my week and it will be yours too. Elsewhere I look at Telit Communications (TCM), Ambrian (AMBR), Aureus Energy (AUE) - I await your apologetic update Jo Hart - XCite (XEL) and Gulf Keystone (GKP).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bring out the piano wire for the AIM awards tonight & are you boycotting marmite?

Published 224 days ago

I start with the bust up over marmite and other matters between Tesco (TSCO) and Unilever (ULVR). Naturally the democracy denying liberal establishment bastards at the BBC blame Brexit for sterling's slide and this - I explained here why this was wrong. I explain what this battle is really about. I then look at DiamondCorp (DCP), Iofina (IOF), Goldstone Resources (GRL) and Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). I end with a look at the AIM awards. I get really angry at this point and when the anarcho capitalist revolution arrives the 2,500 crony capitalists spending £750,000 of YOUR cash tonight merit a meeting with piano wire. 

Diary Date: Join Tom Winnifrith & Brokerman Dan putting Mkango Resources to the sword

Published 224 days ago

It was almost four years ago to the day that Jimmyliar Ellerton of the fraud Sefton (SER) arranged to do a ramptastic presentation in London to try to lie to enough people to get another bailout placing away. Sadly for him both Brokerman Dan and I attended and we absolutely wiped the floor with the old rogue. It was the start of his downfall. To celebrate that Dan Levi and I have both booked in to a Mkanago Resources (MKA) presentation ...let battle commence. Fancy coming along? We gather beer and popcorn will be provided by the venue.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - off to register Joshua Patrick & a lesson in biotech investing

Published 225 days ago

Yes that is this afternoon's treat and it reminds me of when the Mrs and I went there to get permission to marry. On the markets I look at China Africa Resources (CAL) - what could possibly go wrong? Then I cover Synairgen (SNG) and the risks folks do not understand in biotech, DiamondCorp (DCP), Premier Foods (PFD), Golden Saint Resources (GSR) and what PR genius Steffi has not told you.

Concepta: how would you like a free £70,000? No thanks said AIM Investors - morons

Published 225 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has issued 464,674 shares following the exercise of warrants - something we warned you about last week. That brings in £34,851 which is frankly neither here not there. Around 10% of that cash came from the exercise of warrants by FIML and my pension fund. Neither are selling at anything like this price although the shares are well up on a 14p offer share tip.

Waterman says it is optimistic, up to a point we suppose ( One we got wrong)

Published 226 days ago

Bulletin Board Morons never get it wrong. That is why despite being multi-millionaires they spend their days imparting wisdom to others on the LSE Asylum. We however are mortal. Here is a share tip Steve and I got wrong. It happens. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am such an ffing feminist & is Justin the Clown always a red flag?

Published 226 days ago

The reason for that is revealed at the end of the podcast. Before that I look at Gable (GAH), Entu (ENTU), Gulf Keystone and a stock ramped by Justin the Clown, Global Energy Development (GED). Does an endorsement from the Clown mean that the shares might not be cheap?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gays, Statistics, Conman Windham, & Apps for halfwit millennials

Published 227 days ago

I start on the issue of hate crimes against gays and Brexit and the Guardian just showing it does not understand data analysis as it spreads palpable lies - see HERE. Then it is onto comedy central with Conman Windham and apps for millennials via Valiant Investments. You really could not make this up. I comment on Eurasia Mining (EUA), Golden Saint Resources (DOGWITHFLEAS), Pittards (PTD) and Kefi (KEFI).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special - The Sefton pantomime has started all over again

Published 227 days ago

Cry aceeed! Over the weekend Nigel published the proposals made by flip flop Ben Turney for Sefton Resources (SER) and Teathers (TEA). Yup the longest running pantomime on the AIM Casino is back in town. Some of the ideas suggested are just plain crackers. Truly when you thought this farce could not get any more surreal it just did. Others are actually very sensible. I try to cut through the farce to suggest what should happen.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why twitter could be worth $0 & a note for stock owning moron homophobes

Published 228 days ago

I again find myself asking about the high correlation between those who own shares in the crappiest frauds on AIM and those who think calling someone gay is a term of abuse. Whatever. Of more import I look at twitter a case study in bull market insanity. It will not be "different this time" and there is a case for saying that the shares are worth $0.

Notes From Underground: Giving thanks

Published 228 days ago

Dear reader, it's one of the most important holidays on the calendar today, Thanksgiving. The real one. The Canadian one. Oh sure, next month we'll hear all about the US holiday and where to buy turkey and it's related treats, but remember who did it first.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Collapse of Sterling lie...I blame the Tories & the BBC

Published 229 days ago

Is Sterling collapsing? Well, er... yes and no. It partly depends on where we started? If it is sliding is that down to Brexit? That is far more of a no than a yes. So are the Tories to blame? As of last week, in part yes. Is the BBC telling lies because it still can't handle the Brexit result? Of course it is. Confused? All is explained in this week's podcast. And talking of lies my podcast I mention on Syria is HERE

Does Emollient Malcolm settle my nerves? No, but here are a few whacky ideas.

Published 229 days ago

Malcolm Stacey kindly took the trouble to comment on my piece of Tuesday when I confessed to a bout of extreme nervousness in the wake of the FTSE100 again breaching the 7,000 mark. Answering my concerns the next day, Malcolm was still in upbeat mood. But perhaps not quite as upbeat as we might think: I sense that the ShareProphets uber-bull may be preparing the ground for a spot of nervousness himself, with his suggestion that the markets will continue to rise this side of Christmas. What comes after that?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A new mountain jacket for my friend the IRA man

Published 230 days ago

Why is the FTSE 100 going up? Ask my friend the IRA man about his new mountain jacket. Elsewhere I look at Tern (TERN) and make a general point or two, at Iofina (IOF), Progility (PGY) and at Sports Direct (SPD). Capitalism is always the most efficient regulator not the State.

Cloudtag. Don’t Blame the Insiders When it Blows Up

Published 230 days ago

When Cloudtag (CTAG) blows up, which it clearly will, it will be easy to blame the insiders: the original founder Andrew Regan, the current CEO Amit Ben Haim and his associates, Golden Bridge Services Ltd and Preciousbluedot, owners both of large amounts of well -in-the-money warrants. That is what invariably happens. But it would be wrong.

New Fox Marble JV - still a buy

Published 230 days ago

Kosovo and the Balkans region-focused marble company, Fox Marble (FOX) has announced participation in a “landmark venture formed with the Kosovo Government” aiming at “a world class new stone industry for Kosovo” and “a much wider marketing, sales and distribution platform” for Fox…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Mrs is sending me packing (to the gym)

Published 231 days ago

It is not that she wishes me to lose a few llbs, it is that she wants me out of the house so that she and young Joshua can watch rubbish on the TV without me sneering. In that vein I bring you this podcast but also another on why the Tory conference nauseated me (HERE). At a company level I look at President Petroleum (PPC), Wandisco (WAND), Agrittera (RUN A MILE), Cloudtag (CTAG), Fastjet (FJET), EasyJet (EZJ) and the bankrupt fraud Servision (SEV), 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Just how many red flags do Cloudtag morons need to see?

Published 232 days ago

This morning's article on Cloudtag (CTAG) should be yet another red flag and Lucian and I should served up one more soonish. Just how many red flags to the morons need to see? I ask this after a fellow asks me what he should do about his collapsing investment in TrakM8 (TRAK). Answer you should have listened to me when the shares were double today's price! I also look at Impact Holdings (IHUK) and then offer warnings about Blur (DOG), Rosslyn Data (RDT), Strat Aero (AERO) where, in all three cases, I'm sure it is placing ahoy and I explain why. And I look at why the Footsie is heading through 7,000 and where next.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chancellor Philip Hammond you are even more useless than the last chap

Published 233 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? 

Avesco non core disposal good news but we say bank a 180% gain

Published 233 days ago

Avesco (AVS) has announced that it had sold its broadcast hire subsidiary, Presteigne Limited to the unit's CEO, Mike Ransome and a private equity backer. This is good news.

As the FTSE100 sails through 7,000 what to do?

Published 233 days ago

No doubt raging bull Malcolm Stacey will be crowing and snarling bear Tom Winnifrith will be growling as he changes the nappies: the FTSE100 has, again, popped up through the 7,000 mark. We can expect round 4,953 of the ding-dong between those two in the coming days. But what to make of it – are we on the cusp of a cracking selling opportunity or should we be filling our boots? And if we treat the latest gyrations as a chance to offload, what to do with the proceeds?

ShareProphets Exclusive: Sefton Resources gets an EGM Requisition after Chris Oil sells shares to Ben Turney

Published 234 days ago

The ex-AIM-listed Sefton Resources (SER) disaster story looks set to take an extraordinary new turn. ShareProphets hears that Ben Turney has now amassed enough of a holding to requisition an EGM proposing sack-the-board resolutions, appointing himself and one of his Teathers Action Group colleagues instead. Oooh, er.  But the most bizarre twist of this is that we hear that the source of Ben Turney’s holding of 585.1 million shares (out of 4.7 billion) is none other than a certain Mr Chris Oil, via a private sale. Aceeeeeeeed!!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 100% Shite Research from Belfort Securities on Advanced Oncotherapy, Servision and Strat Aero

Published 234 days ago

I am in a bad mood because a) baby with no name is screaming a lot and I am tired and b) some little shit for brains round at Beaufort Securities was slagging me off to a client today. This little turd of little brain turned out to have his facts wrong and so I am now officially on the warpath and, hence, go through today's morning note from Belfort and dissect its utterly 100% shite research on Strat Aero (AERO), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Servision (SEV). I also look at Audioboom (BOOM) and Kodal Minerals (KOD).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The USA is going bust but France is catching up & why shoddy broker buy notes are a sell signal

Published 235 days ago

There are two parts to this bearcast. First I look at Government Debt and GDP over the past 8 years in the UK , France, the US and Greece and where all four are heading - it will startle those like Jeremy Corbyn, Chancellor Hammond and Malcolm Stacey who still believe in the money tree. Then I look at the great sell indicator that is a broker buy note and explain why.

Notes from Underground: Sinko de Mayo

Published 235 days ago

I see the  nutters on Twitter going on about as the share price of some company or other that ShareProphets investigates continues to rise, we're obviously idiots who don't know how to do the only important thing in life - fill yer boots.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm Stacey's maddest article ever - he is mad as a Cloudtag moron

Published 236 days ago

Malcolm's article today, HERE, suggests that the men in flapping white coats will be coming for him soon. He is madder than a convention of morons at the Cloudtag (CTAG) AGM. But it is all symptomatic of late stage bull market self delusion. I discuss this phenomena and give explicit advice of how to protect your wealth ahead of the shit storm that is coming. The reference to safe spaces for dippy and pathetic millennials is HERE

Petropavlovsk Interims - buy

Published 236 days ago

Half-year results from Petropavlovsk (POG) emphasise a return to profitability, though also reiterate that for the full year “expectations to be at the lower end of our original guidance of c.460,000-500,000oz” and net debt of $598 million.

Tungsten still a stonking short

Published 236 days ago

Tungsten Corporation (TUNG) shares have had a good run since July, rising over 50% to hit 70p this week. At today’s 67p the market cap is £86 million. That is way too high for a company forecast to lose £12-14 million on sales of £30 million in the year to April 2017.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end September update

Published 236 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

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

Published 237 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. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special: How did Nomad Allenby sign off on Servision interims - it is bust, broke, worth 0 fecking pence

Published 237 days ago

Not only does AIM Casino piece of Turkish Servision (SEV) now have the most expensive loan in AIM history - see HERE - but this company is also utterly bust. Amazingly Nomad Allenby and broker Belfort Securities have signed of on its results today. Shame on you chaps. You may not be able to read financial statements but I can and so talk you through why this company could call in the administrators as soon as this afternoon. Target price 0p.

Symphony Environmental Interims - Buy

Published 237 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and that “we look forward to the future with increased confidence”.

Universe interims, minor glitch but still a buy

Published 238 days ago

Universe Group (UNG) has announced results for the first half of 2016 showing increased earnings, but noting full-year performance “will be slightly below management expectations”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Avanti inches to zero and Arian - once a dog always a dog - it needs shooting!

Published 238 days ago

I start this podcast with a look at Avanti Communications (AVN) where I hope you ignored the ramblings of snot gobbler's colleagues at the FT and stayed short. 0p is still looking likely and I discuss the problems IIs face today. I look at Arian Silver (AGQ), a dog with fleas which has served the fat useless bastards on the board and its crony capitalist advisers well as punters have been shafted year after year. I look at Northern Petroleum (NOP) where today's dismal results tell you that it is placing ahoy AGAIN, at Petropavlovsk (POG), Galantas (GAL), Boxhill (BOX) and at Capita (CPI),  

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Anniversary Mr Monk but you are 100% WRONG on Aquatic it is a Norfolk

Published 239 days ago

I wish Andrew Monk a happy wedding anniversary today but surely his fragrant wife should have got time off for good behaviour. But Monk is wrong on Aquatic Foods (AFG) it is a Norfolk, its interims out today make that 100% clear and I explain why. I note the suspension of Asian Citrus (ACHL) and I pose a new challenge to LGO Energy (LGO) about output and sales numbers which really do not add up. I look at RapidCloud (RCI) whose interims suggest a terminal conclusion and Zincox (ZOX) where a pompous chairman seems in denial about the grim outcome that lies ahead.

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: Magnolia special - how to read accounts, this is worthless crap

Published 239 days ago

Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) has published interim results today. In this podcast I explain how to read through the horseshit and what are the real numbers you should be focussing. I explain why that makes this company not what it claims to be in any way but a totally worthless piece of Turkish just months away from insolvency.

Dear Aunty – about that AIM Fraud radio programme last night…..

Published 239 days ago

It was an interesting experience listening to the Radio Four show “File on Four” yesterday evening at 8pm. It was a programme about fraud on AIM, with a big focus on the China Frauds we have exposed right here on ShareProphets. There have been plenty of other frauds which have resulted in Tom Winnifrith being in receipt of lawyers’ letters, death threats and much more besides. And with reference to the China Frauds, it is here that you read it first. So why is it that the Beeb didn’t bother to get in touch with us directly?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Fraudsters, losers & tossers the lot of them

Published 240 days ago

In this bearcast I refer to my article on the Trump & Clinton debate overnight and what it means HERE and the latest shocking expose of Quindell fraudster Rob Terry HERE.  I warn about bad things happening in Euro land and the worst of tem all is Deutsche Bank. There is a Radio 4 programme tonight on AIM fraud at 8 PM. I am not involved but some fine upstanding members of the community are. that is irony in case the loser Roger Lawson thinks I have forgiven him and ShareSoc for defending the blinkx law breakers by smearing me and Ben Edelman.Elsewhere I look at the role of certain NEDS who are Tim not so nice but fucking dim. I cover the Cloudtag (CTAG) scam, Northern Petroleum (NOP) - placing ahoy _ and Imaginatik (IMTK) as well as China fraud Jiasen (JSI)

Concepta - manufacturing deal signed in China: launch now very close

Published 240 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has signed a deal with a Chinese company, Huanzhong Biotech Limited ( HZ) to to assemble and package Concepta's 'My Lotus' fertility product. My Lotus already has regulatory clearance and so this paves the way for a launch very soon indeed.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: talking bailout placings at Blenheim & FastForward and Asian shite on AIM

Published 241 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at just how weak are the balance sheet's of Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) and FastForward (FFWD) and discuss imminent bailout placings. I mention a greedy bastard, taking time off from mis-treating his patients who is giving me stick on Glenwick (GWIK) and then I look at CSF Group (CSFG) and the sheer scale of how London's crony capitalists have milked this dog as shareholders have lost almost everything. It is horrifying. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Donald Trump & The Stockmarket

Published 242 days ago

The first Trump Clinton debate is tomorrow and here's hoping for a knockout for The Donald - I am just so glad that Gennifer Flowers will be in the front row as I explain HERE.  But what does a Trump win or a Clinton win for that matter mean for the stockmarket? I am a market bear and selling my shares as I explained yesterday HERE. Does who wins the US General Election make any difference? I discuss this in detail.

K3 Business Technology - Orderly Management succession, That's the way to do it

Published 242 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced that Adalsteinn Valdimarsson, who joined as a NED on 11 July, is to become CEO. Chief Executive Officer, David Bolton will step up to assume the role of Executive Chairman and Lars-Olaf Norell will return to the position of Non-executive Director, as previously announced. This is orderly. It shows K3 is well run. Perhaps that is why we are 133% ahead on this share tip.

Open Letter to AIM Regulation & FCA: William Dewsall of Gable must be prosecuted - investigate him & Zeus Capital now

Published 242 days ago

Are there any rules at all governing the withholding of damaging price sensitive information by AIM listed companies? Yes there are. The FCA under market abuse directives and and AIM Regulation both have the power to throw the book at CEOs and Nomads who offend. But will they? Gable (GAH), its CEO William Dewsall and, almost certainly, Nomad Zeus have broken the laws. I have written the letter below to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and its boss, the bogus Sheriff Marcus Stuttard, as well as to the chocolate teapots at the FCA demanding urgent action

Notes from Underground: Bear with us

Published 242 days ago

You'll notice that Tom has written the top 23 articles this week and recorded a Bearcast daily plus several Postcards on his personal site. This is what Tom calls 'paternity leave.'

Gulf Keystone: the Final Chapter.

Published 243 days ago

On Thursday, as expected, the bond holders in Gulf Keystone (GKP) agreed to the restructuring which will give them 85.5% of the company. All that remains is for the scheme to be sanctioned in court next Friday, a formality. Within five working days of that date just shy of 20 billion shares will be dispatched to noteholders.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I'm selling shares ahead of a winter of discontent

Published 243 days ago

I refer to a podcast I did earlier on Dr King and Donald Trump HERE. Malcolm Stacey has today urged you to buy shares HERE. I am starting to sell FIML owned shares as I am now more bearish than I have been in a very long time. I take apart Malcolm's flimsy arguments but add in a number of other points to make, what I think, is a compelling bear case.

Begbies Traynor trading update - good but not great, but the shares are a buy

Published 243 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has updated on “satisfactory” trading in the first quarter of its current financial year and emphasised that “we continue to be confident of the prospects for the group”. And that makes the shares look cheap.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - when will there be 10 billion LGO shares in issue?

Published 244 days ago

On today's bearcast I look at Jiasen (JSI) but have to speak quietly since Oakley may get the wrong idea when I discuss a dead cat bounce. I also cover Xtract Resources (XTR), Obtala (OBT), Corero (CNS), Toople (TOOP), GCM Resources (GCM) and in some detail LGO Energy (LGO)

Fox Marble Interims - getting there: Buy

Published 244 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced results for the first half of 2016 – including admitted “disappointing” revenue of €0.262 million, but that the “board is positive about the outlook for the company for the remainder of this year and into 2017”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Xtract Resources a non cash shell ahoy? P45s for Steve Moore & Gary Newman

Published 245 days ago

Thanks to Steve Moore and Gary Newman we own shares in Xtract Resources (XTR). Both deserve P45s for that. I discuss this disaster as well as another hole in the ground in Bongo Bongo land which stinks - Armadale Capital (ACP). Then it is onto Newmark Security (NMT) - Graham Neary hang your head in shame for this exercise in nepotistic value destruction - before I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP) and the administration waiting to happen that is Avanti Communications (AVN)

Berkeley LOI - look at the proposed pricing!

Published 245 days ago

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced it has signed a Letter of Intent relating to the sale of the first million pounds of production from its Salamanca uranium project – with an average contemplated price of above $41 per pound comparing with the current spot price of around $25 per pound. Way to go!. No wonder we are c150% up on this share tip!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I hate you Barclays, you are bastards

Published 246 days ago

I reflect on how we gym users suffer and on how dealing with Barclays Bank as a customer has made me so angry today. I hate the banksters and make a few unkind comments about the Isle of Man. Then it is onto Feedback (FDBK) and a detailed look at Cyan (CYN) and an awful broker note you can read HERE from Beaufort which I tear apart. I really despair at how bent AIM has become. What is the point of being honest anymore? 

Safestyle Interims - on track with this share tip

Published 246 days ago

Safestyle UK (SFE) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and that it“remains confident of making further progress and delivering a full year outturn in line with management expectations”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - how should I spend that 24p & Graham must be fired for being too nice to FastJet

Published 247 days ago

So the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has just sent me 24p. Fear not, I shall not spend it all at once but on what do listeners think I should splash out? Meanwhile Graham Neary is just too nice to FastJet (FJET) today and unless he can start to act a bit more like a complete and utter bastard I fear that I shall have to fire him as he just won't fit in at ShareProphets. I explain why Fastjet is toast. I look at Charaat Gold (CGH) and also at how sometimes we get carried away by short term events and ignore the bigger picture - I refer in this case to Nighthawk (HAWK). I also ask why after 18 days African Potash (AFPO) has not sued me for libel for pointing out that it is a fraud? Go on you mothers I want to see you bitchez in Court.  The gym I refer to is HERE.

I am at War: Get your See You in Court Bitchez T-shirt and help me fight the African Potash fraudsters: Tom Winnifrith

Published 248 days ago

You can read the letter African Potash (AFPO) and its bully boy lawyers Memery Crystal sent me HERE. It is, quite frankly, a shocking admission of guilt on the charge that Potash committed Securities fraud. Yet these shysters are demanding damages and costs from me! My aim is to get Potash booted off AIM and to see all those involved taught an almighty lesson. I will fight the bastards, and their crony capitalist advisers, all the way!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Truthful Trump but Democrats lying on terror, The maths on Watchstone now & Alba spouting shite

Published 248 days ago

ISIS seems to have struck again in the USA, in Minnesota but also in New York and across the river in New Jersey. Pathetic weasel words from Democrats will only anger folks on Main Street even more, Trump calls it right again. I cover the amazing weekend poll numbers on Trump the mainstream British media won't report today HERE and HERE. He is going to win. Elsewhere I explain how to value Watchstone (WTG) post today's shock news on the Quindell fraud from S&G (HERE). I look at Mitie (MTO), WH Ireland (WHI), Servision (SEV) and a statement from Alba (ALBA) which is pure 100% cock. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Crashing with China, Krispy Kreme and the trainwreck CV of Lyin' Chris

Published 249 days ago

In today's podcast, recorded before my father in law hogs the TV room to watch Songs of Praise, I look at what the Krispy Kreme IPO in Londron means, at signs of the mother of all crashes in China and what the CV of destruction from lyin' Chris of African Potash (AFPO) exposed HERE earlier - means. Am I a hypocrite on this matter. Er...no.

Avanti Communications Shafts its Bondholders

Published 249 days ago

A few years ago when listed high street retailers were going down like ninepins they would invariably have the decency to inform shareholders that their equity was worthless shortly before implosion. “Little or no value” was the usual phrase.

Notes from Underground: I'm in! Where's my free money?

Published 249 days ago

Earler this week, I had an appointment with the Home Office in beautiful Croydon to determine if I may stay in the country. Tom immediately set out a call to readers to convince Amber Rudd that I should be deported immediately.

Reach4 Entertainment Interims - a curate's egg

Published 250 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the first half of 2016, noting “we are pleased to report a strong first six months”, though that “the second half is expected to be more challenging”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Looking back to 16 September 1929, lessons we don't learn

Published 250 days ago

In this podcast I speculate on how the pace of change is accelerating and what world my son will grow up in. But more importantly I look back to 8 years ago yesterday and 87 years ago yesterday, to what happened then and the mistakes and lessons we all forget to think about as we blunder on. Yes I am talking asset bubbles and stockmarket crashes again. Malcolm Stacey take note!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Evil Knievil's thoughts on naming babies

Published 251 days ago

Not a lot of people know this but the middle name of Simon Cawkwell, aka Evil Knievil, is "Modesty". He is thus one of many people who has come up with a helpful suggestion on what to name my son born today - thank you to all of you for your good wishes. In today's podcast I look at Avanti Communications (AVN), Rosslyn Data Technologies (RDT), Levrett (LVRT) and Progility (PGY). I should get some sleep after being up all night but it is a very exciting day for us here. I will be back with a longer bearcast over the weekend.

Action Hotels Interims - Buy

Published 252 days ago

Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and, noting “increasing demand for quality, internationally branded economy and mid-market hotels” in its Middle East and Australia areas of operation, “remains optimistic about the future as the group continues to deliver the pipeline”.

K3 Business Technology - more than decent prelims, leaves us c130% up on share tip but more to go!

Published 253 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced results for its year ended 30thJune 2016 and we’ve had a chat with management. The shares are ahead on the news to 343-352p. Not bad given we tipped this at a 149p offer

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Loads of Pornography and Welshmen shagging sheep + Sepura and 1 down 1 to go with Phil Edmonds

Published 253 days ago

Pornography, naked women, sheep shagging Taffs. Actually there is nothing of the sort in this bearcast but I mention it just to annoy Kay Larsen,a prudish and stupid PR spinner for Sepura (SEPU). Kay is a really silly cow and we have crossed swords before so I rub her nose in it with her client whose statement today is a scandal. The rozzers really need to have a butchers. Then I cover Modern Water (MWG), Falcon Oil & Gas (FOG) and a trio of uber dogs with uber fleas: Blur (BLUR), Inspirit (INSP) and related party Octagonal (OCT). Then I look at Phil Edmonds creation Sable (SBLM) which is now a month away from AIM casino death. Its sister company is the fraud African Potash (AFPO) and I cover this matter in detail. It looks as if the Mrs will give birth tomorrow so if I take a break and you miss me either listen to the archive HERE or google "tourettes audio" and find something similar. Warning: this podcast contains some very bad language especially for the prude Kay Larsen.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: From A for Avanti to Z for Zero via F for Flea

Published 254 days ago

Still no news on Tom Jnr but I shall keep you posted. Actually the Mrs has banned the name Tom and is on a bit of a roll for cot related reasons. On the markets I look at Avanti Communications (AVN), Ocado (OCDO) and in detail Corero (CNS) and Tyratech (TYR) and cannot resist a smug mention of Wishbone Gold (WSBN) after my weekend comment HERE.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Birthday Lucian Miers - Negative Feedback for Feedback

Published 255 days ago

Happy birthday Lucian, it looks as if my son is hanging on to avoid joint parties in the future. Theresa May has a new idea on tackling fraud. Suffice to say what she proposes will damage industry and Britain PLC. I have another suggestion - enforce existing rules. Mrs May fails to understand the psyche of most fraudsters but also how useless the fraud busting agencies of the state are. I then move onto bad news for my good friend Jim Mellon at his latest AIM Disaster, Billing Services (BILL), then I cover XCite Energy (XEL) and read throughs at IGAS and Iofina (IOF). 88 Energy (88E), China fraud Zibao (ZBO) and the smelly business at Feedback (FDBK)

African Potash suing Tom Winnifrith for libel update

Published 255 days ago

You will remember that the fraudsters at African Potash (AFPO) sent me a fascist letter on Thursday 1st September stating that if by 4 PM on Friday 2nd September I had not agreed to pull all my articles on Potash, promise not to write again and to pay over a large cheque, Potash would "have no choice" but to take legal action. Natch I told the bitchez I'd see them in Court. So what has happened now?

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - More total horseshit from the Cloudtag lie machine today

Published 255 days ago

Today Cloudtag (CTAG) has announced yet another placing and also an operational update. It is all horseshit and if you think carefully about what Cloudtag claims it just does not make sense. Clearly Nomad Cairn is more interested in banking its retainers than in verifying claims made that cannot logically be correct. That, and more, in this bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: remembering 9/11, rewriting history & classic cars the canary in a stockmarket coalmine

Published 256 days ago

It is the anniversary of 9/11, the Al-Qaeda attack on the twin towers in New York. I look back on that with a few thoughts notably on how we in the West have rewritten history in such an Orwellian manner as we repeat our past errors. I then look at what the market for classic cars is telling you about the stockmarket and house prices. It is not good. I've been here before and know how it will end.

A letter to RSM the hapless Auditors to fraud African Potash

Published 256 days ago

My good friend, the king of the fraudsters Sam Antar, was on cracking form this week reminding us all of how he used to hoodwink auditors KPMG over many years when masterminding the Crazy Eddie's fraud. You can see the genius Sam explaining all HERE. I am keen that the fine firm of RSM UK Audit LLP, does not find itself made to look like KPMG style fools, and have thus penned it an open letter today on the subject of both impending bankruptcy and also fraud at its client African Potash (AFPO). I am such a nice guy trying to help out these simple City folk don't you think? The open letter follows:

Another Red flag for CloudTag as the Twitter Abuse Flows

Published 256 days ago

As I have pointed out before with Quindell (QPP) there seems to be a strong correlation with the underlying quality of a company and the unblinking loyalty of its hardcore shareholder base. In the case of Quindell this spilled over into unbelievable hatred and invective at anyone who had the temerity to question the company’s obviously questionable practices. 

Notes from Underground: Drop the Dead Donkey

Published 256 days ago

In the next 11 days we will be in Court at least once (snake oil salesman Darren Winters Round 5) but perhaps more of African Potash makes Tom a happy man and sues him for libel. He says he really does want to "see the Potash bitchez in Court!" For those company executives who consider legal letters journalists as a way of dimming pesky sunlight, I'd like to quote a bit of an article ShareProphets linked to last week. It's regarding Theranos, the once sky-high medical diagnostics firm that has had quite the fall to Earth.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Pronto, Crowdfunding scandal, the SFO & Quindell

Published 257 days ago

I look at the SFO decision on Tesco (TSCO) and examine what exactly it means for the fraudsters such as Rob Terry & Jon Stretton Knowles of Quindell who are now under investigation. And where does it leave smaller AIM listed frauds such as African Potash (AFPO), Cloudtag (CTAG) and Eden Research (EDEN). Then I look at the demise of crowdfunded new media darling of fuckwit millennials - Pronto. This is a massive scandal if anyone cared to look. Did anyone backing the funding back in June of this year know the company was already bust? Companies house shows that is the case HERE. Does crowdfunder Seedrs feel no responsibility to flag up such matters?  There are also read acrosses to listed tech plays such as Clouldtag to consider. 

Interquest Interims - not as bad as they appear ( company chat)

Published 257 days ago

Specialist recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) has announced disappointing results for the first half of 2016, but we’ve had a reassuring catch-up with early this year commenced CEO here, Chris Eldridge…

Speedy Hire – 1 round each in the General Meeting dust-up with Toscafund

Published 257 days ago

Following a largest shareholder (Toscafund)-requisitioned General Meeting, Speedy Hire (SDY) “is pleased that shareholders strongly support Jan Åstrand's position as Chairman and welcome David Shearer as a director”

So You're Making Money on a Near-Record Footsie - Well, Show a Bit of Heart for Starving Refugees.

Published 257 days ago

Hello share swappers. There are a lot of stories of horrible selfish people on this website. Let us, as readers, show that we are more enlightened than they are. Britain is one of the very richest countries in the world. Early signs are that Brexit will make us even richer, as companies queue up to strike new trade deals.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cloudtag shareholders please note that "gay" is not a term of abuse

Published 258 days ago

I start with an update on the baby, the frigging cot and that smug bitch on the internet. Then it is onto Optibiotix (OPTI), Minoan (MIN), Nighthawk (HAWK), Strat Aero, (AERO), Botswana Diamonds (BOD), a grammar lesson for the City's top oil analyst and finally a new golden rule for shares: the inverse relationship between the number of homophobic lunatics on a shareholder list and the long term prospects of a company. I refer of course to, drowning in red flags, Cloudtag (CTAG)

ShareProphets Translation Service: Daniel Stewart – Rob Terry writes off investment by Quob Park.

Published 258 days ago

Hooray! The ShareProphets Translation Service, refreshed after its nice summer holiday in a swanky London penthouse suite with plenty of coke and hookers, is back. And what better way for it to get back to work than to take a look at the latest blog from fraudster Rob Terry’s Quob Park Estate – which has now admitted that it is going to write down its investment in former AIM Cesspit poster-boy Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN). So much for 10p a share, ho ho ho - the crocodile tears are flowing at ShareProphets Towers.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The Cloudtag boss and swapping stolen documents for cash in a Motorway Service Station

Published 259 days ago

I start with the cot which is still driving me mad. Meanwhile it looks like the Mrs is going to term and is coming home tonight so I must cover up evidence of two days of bachelor life, that is to say myself & Oakley not being that tidy. In company matters I comment on Strat Aero (AERO) but will do a longer piece later, on Wishbone Gold (WSBN), on Tower Resources (TRP) and on Cloudtag (CTAG). The mad nutters who ramp this on twitter are now accusing poor Lucian Miers of being part of a paedophile ring (he is not) for daring to suggest that this over-ramped POS is not a buy. I am reminded of when I first came across the man behind this worthless company. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Buffett themes on bad companies, CMC, TrakM8 and the stinker that is Starcom

Published 260 days ago

In this podcast I refer to an article I penned today on the greedy bastards that are the junior doctors HERE. My central theme is various ways that Warren Buffett would define companies as "bad" and in that vein I look at CMC Markets (CMC), TrakM8 (TRAK) and in some detail the uber ramped dog with fleas that is Starcom (STAR) which I covered a month ago -gosh my analysis is good (as you can see here).

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Malcolm Graham Wood is a bent fat toad talking cock on Pantheon Resources

Published 260 days ago

I covered Pantheon Resources (PANR) twice on Monday in relation to Evil Knievil's dire trade HERE and in relation to its dire statement HERE. On iii shamed cash for copy tipster Malcolm Graham Wood has made the bull case for the shares. He is talking cock from start to finish and I take his comments apart one by one in this bonus podcast. 

Berkeley Energia - more great drilling results but does it matter?

Published 260 days ago

We already know that Berkeley Energia's (BKY) Salamanca uranium resource in Spain is commercial so does it really matter if it serves up more good drill grades?

Filthy 40 Haike Chemical – yet more Red Flags as it admits 50% overstatement in trading update

Published 261 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Haike Chemical (HAIK) took the biscuit this morning with an update that its last trading statement was just sheer hogwash. If it was uninvestable before, finding out that an “administrative oversight” led to a 50% overstatement of revenue which has taken almost seven weeks to come to light ought to have investors shying away from their bargepoles even if wearing asbestos gloves.

Cloudtag the new Fitbug

Published 261 days ago

Readers might remember the astonishing rise and fall of Fitbug (FITB) back in 2014. Riding the fitness wearables craze to perfection, it went from sub a penny to 20p in a matter of weeks before crashing and burning in short order. The shares trade at 0.23p today.

African Potash – Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald has grave questions for its compliance officer to answer

Published 262 days ago

I read with alarm the deluge of shocking revelations regarding AIM-listed African Potash (AFPO) from the Sheriff of AIM, Tom Winnifrith. The most recent – and possibly most surreal – development was the lawyers’ letter from the twice-bitten-but-still-not-shy Memery Crystal on behalf of its client, Potash. Tom Winnifrith has already suggested that the letter makes a number of stunning admissions, but in my view the implications of the African Potash affair for Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald Europe need to be addressed urgently.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A deluge of AIM sleaze as I prepare to assemble a cot, a task from Greek mythology

Published 262 days ago

In a while I must go asremble a cot. It won't be like a cot of old but is bound to have 85 parts, six types of screw, an Allan Key and instructions designed for a Nobel Prize winner. It is like a heroic task from Greek mythology and I expect to be in a bad mood soon. So for that reason and one other I record early. On the agenda: Cloudtag (CTAG), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Pantheon Resources (PANR), 88 Energy (88E), Vipera (VIP), XCite Energy (XEL) and Strat Aero (AERO) and only en passant the fraudsters at African Potash (AFPO). This podcast is long and detailed.

African Potash and AIM Rule 26. Does Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald give a fig for it responsibilities?

Published 262 days ago

Oh dear. It seems that we have a slam-dunk breach of AIM Rules in the form of extremely honest Chris Cleverly’s AIM-listed African Potash AIM and its dealings with its Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald. It is Cantor and its lead QE Stewart Dickson who are in the spotlight today as we have at least 1 clear rule breach under its watch to report. We will start with a minor transgression and work upwards. Perhaps while Marcus Stuttard’s oxymorons at AIM Regulation consider the serious content of Tom Winnifrith’s recent missive (HERE) they might turn their attention to the quality of Nomad oversight demonstrated in what follows.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ayn Rand (genius), a bimbo on the Sun Telegraph & Gulf Keystone and a stockmarket crash looms

Published 263 days ago

I refer to my 8 Reasons Donald Trump will win podcast in this bearcast - you can listen to that HERE. Elsewhere I discuss the problem of a corrupted press with reference to today's Sunday Telegraph on Gulf Keystone (GKP). I then examine why I think the stockmarket might crash this fall. Finally I offer up a quote from Ayn Rand and challenge you to disagree with how, in 1957, she describes the sad world of 2016.

Notes from Underground: The last days of Hackney

Published 263 days ago

This is the final Notes from Underground written from the red republic of the London Borough of Hackney. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: RIP Maurice Byrne, this is dedicated to you my friend

Published 264 days ago

I start with a dedication to Maurice Byrne, a friend of my family for more than 40 years, a true eccentric and a bearcast listener who sadly passed away on Thursday. I will miss him, not least as a bulwark against the raging political correctness of my family. Then I turn to Cloudtag (CTAG) and African Potash (AFPO) two companies now exposed as having lied to investors in a material way just days before placings. What does this say about investing in frauds? What does it mean for the shares and what does it mean for AIM? as the Potash story now starts to head towards the Nationals (oh yes St Brides PR brace yourselves, you can smear me but will you continue in that vein?) what happens next in both cases? Maurice would have enjoyed these battles in so many ways.

Avesco Trading Update - all looks good on this cracking share tip

Published 264 days ago

A strangely timed “Trading Update” announcement is usually a cause for concern – but not a 12:46pm effort Thursday from media equipment and services group Avesco (AVS), though still why release at this time?

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end August update

Published 264 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Marcus Stuttard of AIM Regulation: African Potash admits to fraud - will you please act?

Published 265 days ago

I have today published the lawyers letter sent by Memery Crystal - lawyers to Globo - but which also acts for the fraudsters African Potash (AFPO) demanding money from me, trying to gag me but also admitting that its client has committed securities fraud. The letter also implies that Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald approved releases (and lack of releases) which meant investors in a placing on 12 January 2016 were utterly deceived as to the trading position at Potash. And that is a clear cut case of fraud. But will Marcus Stuttard, the head of AIM Regulation do anything about it or is fraud now acceptable on AIM? I have written to the man who basks in the title "The Sheriff of AIM" as you can see below.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: How do you keep an Idiot in suspense? I tell y'all at Memery Crystal later!

Published 265 days ago

Yes my day is dominated by the suicide note penned by Memery Crystal for the fraudsters African Potash (AFPO), aka its fascist letter sent to me yesterday. I am preparing a response. What is it you say? Aha...wait and see. I also look at Glenwick (GWIK), Eckoh (ECK), Cloudtag (CTAG) and McCarthy (MCS) and what that says about the impending house price crash. I explain why this really is a global asset class and refer you to what is happening across the pond. 

Memery Crystal pens a suicide note for African Potash - lawyers letter for Tom Winnifrith

Published 265 days ago

Bully boy lawyers Memery Crystal want me to pay its costs, damages to the fraudsters at African Potash (AFPO), to unpublish 18 articles about the fraudsters and not to write again pointing out that African Potash has committed fraud. But the lawyers letter itself offers fresh admissions that massive fraud has taken place. The lawyers also warned me not to publish what is effectively a suicide note for Potash, i.e the Memery Crystal letter (sent incidentally to the wrong address, a made up email). So...

Red24 - bid now worth 26.3p - good news on this quick win share tip

Published 265 days ago

Having previously announced that it was “engaged in discussions” following a 24p per share possible offer,  Red24 (REDT) has now further updated as an initial Takeover Panel deadline came into play. the shares are now 24p mid which is not bad as we tipped it just about six weeks ago at a 19.75p offer.

FINAL DAY TODAY (Sept1) of CHEAP BOOKING: Not an April Fool: Save 33% on a UK Investor show and Saracens cabaret ticket by ordering before Midnight

Published 266 days ago

The UK's top one day investor show is now jointly owned by the family of the man known as Britain's Buffett, Nigel Wray and this is the LAST DAY to bag a ticket for the show and an all star cabaret at Saracens at a 33% discounted rate. Book TODAY for what promises to be two magical events. The 2017 conference is going to be a blockbuster!

Tom Winnifrith BearCast - The Sheriff of AIM gets a fascist lawyer's letter

Published 266 days ago

Happy Wedding Anniversary said the email from Memery Crystal lawyers to African Potash (AFPO). Actually it did not, I made that up. Just like African Potash makes up its press releases ahead of a placing. I shall reply to Potash in a "formal" manner tomorrow. Elsewhere I look at Cloudtag (CTAG), Edenville (EDL), Zincox (ZOX), Gable (GAH) and Mayan (MYN), the former Northcote (NTC).

The FRAUD African Potash: bailout placing & loan deferral delays bankruptcy till January

Published 266 days ago

Aha, let's tell the morons that we are going to take legal action against Tom Winnifrith for pointing out that we are lying bastards who commit fraud. That will allow us to get a rescue placing away but we don't want to go for libel because disclosure would destroy us. Telling spivs you are going to sue the Sheriff of AIM allowed the fraudsters at Sefton to issue more confetti several times and African Potash (AFPO) is using the same playbook. But death for this worthless POS is merely postponed by a few months.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Highland Natural Resources really is run by some well dodgy fellows

Published 267 days ago

Still no lawyers letter from African Potash (AFPO) has arrived at Sheriff Towers. It really is like waiting for Godot. But at least my mother in law has remembered that it is my wedding anniversary tomorrow. I discuss another thing happening tomorrow, that is to say African Potash which has no cash having to repay $1.1 million to its FD's Mrs, Katrina Clayton. I look at Highland Natural Resources (HNR), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Glenwick (GWIK), Opera (OPRA) and then Gable (GAH) which really has posted a most enormous red flag today. Sell - target 0p. 

Corresponding with AIM Regulation regarding the liars at African Potash

Published 267 days ago

I still await a letter from lawyers to lyin' Chris Cleverley and the fraud that is AIM Casino listed African Potash (AFPO) but since the disclosure process will destroy both lyin' Chris and his company I cannot wait. Meanwhile AIM Regulation has sent a standard response acknowledging anot noting my demand that it investigates Potash and its Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald over the misleading and untruthful RNS statements of December 1 2015 and January 6 2016. I have replied to AIM Regulation putting it on notice...

African Potash tells Morons its lawyers are onto Tom Winnifrith - see you bitchez in Court!

Published 268 days ago

African Potash (AFPO) has not put out an RNS but it has reassured Bulletin Board Morons that it is is preparing legal action against me. Great news. I cannot wait to see the bitchez in court. The disclosure process will be a hoot. I really look forward to seeing that Letter of Credit from the January 6 RNS because it DOES NOT EXIST. Disclosure here will destroy Potash so bring it on Bitchez;. The statement which PR operatives St Brides has sent to morons by email reads:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lyin' Chris Cleverley of African Potash sue me for libel or resign in disgrace now!

Published 268 days ago

Over the past week I have demonstrated quite clearly that African Potash has engaged in securities fraud as lyin' Chris Cleverley has, on a serial basis, lied and misled investors in order to get away a bailout placing. In this podcast I make it clear: lyin' Chris must sue me for libel or must resign in disgrace. I shall up the ante later as more documents fall into my possession. Elsewhere I look at Strat Aero (AERO), Tlou Energy (TLOU), Avocet Mining (AVM), Cloudtag (CTAG) and in a detailed way at Pressure Technologies (PRES).

African Potash - 2 days to find $1.1 million: an open letter to Lord Peter Hain

Published 268 days ago

In two days time African Potash (AFPO) must repay its finance director's wife $1.1 million as it is obliged to clear the most expensive loan in AIM history. It has no cash so prepare for mega dilution as the loan will be repaid in shares at 0.29p per share, or lower. Against that background I have, this weekend, shown that on both January 6 2016 and December 1 2015 it lied to investors ahead of its last bailout placing, it engaged in fraud. The man charged with holding CEO lyin' Chris Cleverley to account on this is perma-tango tanned Labour Lord, Peter Hain. I have written to his Lordship today.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Acid tests for AIM Regulation and the FCA: Cloudtag and African Potash

Published 269 days ago

The message to my daughter on why I'm rooting for Donald Trump really is now live now and can be found HERE. Meanwhile, over the past week we have demonstrated clearly that there is an almighty stink about both Cloudtag (CTAG) - HERE -  and also African Potash (AFPO) - HERE. I have presented the evidence to the FCA and AIM regulation, I explain why this is now an acid test for the credibility of the casino and who exactly is in the firing line.

An Open Letter to the FCA & AIM Regulation - more fraud from African Potash, please widen investigation

Published 269 days ago

I have already requested that the FCA and AIM Regulation investigate the deliberate way that investors were misled by African Potash PLC (AFPO) ahead of the January 12 2016 bailout placing with an RNS on December 1 2015 as you can see here. Now evidence is emerging of an even bigger deception in an RNS on January 6 2016 just six days before a bailout placing. I have thus written to both the FCA and AIM Regulation asking both to widen their investigation into both Potash and also Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald and its lead QE, Mr Stewart Dickson. This is a clear case of Securities fraud.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: An apology to Jo Hart of Midas, Cloudtag to be reported to FCA for lying to or misleading punters 4 days before placing

Published 270 days ago

I start with an apology to Ms Jo Hart of Midas in the Daily Mail who I termed a silly witch who shames our profession last week. She is, in fact, clearly the world's greatest tipster for today she has lavished praise on a stock we own shed loads of- Concepta (CPT). I end with a note that I have put my daughter straight on Donald Trump HERE. The bu;t of the podcast discusses bigger fool investing with reference to Cloudtag (CTAG) and I explain why Cynical Bear was far too kind on the POS company earlier today and why I am reporting Cloudtag and its Nomad Cairn to the regulators for either lying to investors or misleading them in a material way four days before a bailout placing. 

Notes from Underground: Reader, I passed the test

Published 270 days ago

In my bid to take encourage slack and take jobs that rightfully belong to hard-working Brits, I was forced to take a 'Life in the UK' test last Monday to measure my knowledge of the patron saints of the constituent countries, the voting system used in Wales, and which Roman emperor built a wall in a vain attempt to keep ancient Scots from glassing ancient northerners.

Tom Winnifrith & George Orwell Bearcast - the tax on the stupid goes into overdrive today

Published 271 days ago

The national Lottery promises the best odds ever says the Daily Mail, a statement that may or may not be true. With a little help from George Orwell writing in 1948, a book called 1984, I examine how the tax on the stupid that is the National Lottery is in overdrive today.

A letter to the Serious Fraud Office - please investigate African Potash

Published 271 days ago

I have already alerted the FCA, AIM Regulation and the FRC to the growing scandal at African Potash (AFPO) with regard to the non disclosure of a £600,000 bung on December 1 2015 as part of a pre placing ramp. Now it is onto the Serious Fraud Office, SFO, to whom I have written today.

1Spatial and that CEO share sale

Published 271 days ago

It was announced on 12 July that 1Spatial (SPA) CEO Marcus Hanke had sold 5 million shares at 4.45p - netting him roughly £220,000. A director share sale never goes down well and the shares have flatlined since - they are now 4.25p-4.75p.

Avocet is bust

Published 271 days ago

The indiscriminate buying in the market recently has been something to behold and suggests we could soon be due a reality check. The mad monetary policy of central banks everywhere has for some time been forcing institutions into hunting down yield wherever they can find it and this has caused the equity markets and the junk bond markets to soar.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: what will the fraudsters at African Potash do next Thursday when they need to find £800,000 pronto?

Published 271 days ago

Firstly I untangle Friday's RNS from lyin' Chris Cleverley and the fraudsters at African Potash (AFPO) - folks you need to do the maths! Then I explain why, as at next Thursday, this fruadulent, out of cash piece of Turkish is screwed. The countdown is on as Katrina Clayton knows full well and the the full posse is in pursuit. Congratulations lying Chris..you have just met the Sheriff of AIM. Football fans will understand the phrase - should I get a calling card made?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Riling fraudsters and their advisors, yes you Stewart Dickson of African Potash infamy

Published 272 days ago

A rushed day, back to hospital in five minutes. Ahead I discuss why mug punters and Justin the Clown love blue sky rubbish like Cloudtag (CTAG) but not value plays. I discuss three value plays I know well two of which we own: San Leon (SLE), Obtala (OBT) and Guscio (GUSC). Boring is sexy. Then I look at a non value stock mugs like, North River Resources (NRRP). Then I discuss how one plays the game: fraud hunter vs fraudsters and yes that might involve producing mugs!

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Justin the Clown & Cloudtag: Manna for Morons

Published 272 days ago

Sheep shagging buffoon Justin the Clown is unrepentant after the Andalas debacle and yesterday transmitted a podcast with the CEO of Cloudtag (CTAG) which is the Bulletin Board Moron ramp de jour. In this podcast I tear into the Clown but also into Cloudtag explaining all the reasons why it is a sell and flagging up the issues the Clown would not tackle as he sucked up to another CEO on the ramp and his moronic audience.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My father shouts out from Pedants corner

Published 273 days ago

My father wants it known that my podcast joke about 14th century pews shows how ignorant his son is as pews only arrived in churches in the nineteenth century. Moving on...I look at how events at Taihua (TAIH) and African Potash (AFPO) show what a joke regulation on AIM has become. I comment on Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), Strat Aero (AERO), Avanti Capital (AVA) and its chairman Phil "InterX" Crawford and his other charge Lombard Risk (LRM). I look at Coral Products (CRU) where you need to dig beneath headline numbers and then I comment on Optibiotix (OPTI)

Harvest Minerals: re-Placement ramp underway!

Published 273 days ago

We do like to provide balance here on ShareProphets and in that vein we bring you yesterday’s morning note from Beaufort Securities, house broker to Harvest Minerals. As exclusively revealed HERE by Tom Winnifrith with his Sheriff’s hat on, the company pulled a placing at 8p last week, in the hope of getting one away at a higher price. But that appears to have triggered a short squeeze as forward-sellers were forced to cover their positions. But it now seems that it is full rampety-ramp steam ahead for a second attempt.

Action Hotels Trading update - buy

Published 273 days ago

With eleven completed hotels with 2,032 rooms across the Middle East and Australia, Action Hotels (AHCG) has updated on performance for the first half of the year – noting it “was positive… with both the group's Middle East and Australian hotels contributing strong average occupancies”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Preparing for a bashing by my Guardian reading public sector funded family

Published 274 days ago

My father berates me angrily for pointing out what greedy. lazy overpaid bastards the teachers are as we celebrate another bumper results day for the mickey mouse tests that are GCSE's. It will get worse when my Guardian reading sisters (Doctor & Social worker) arrive. Away from that I look at Molins (MLIN), African Potash (FRAUD), Strat Aero (JOKE), Ariana Resources (AAU) a good company and Arian Silver (AGQ) a dog with fleas. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: So Servision are you bust yet? Will African Potash beat you to death's door?

Published 275 days ago

I end with a couple more questions for Darren Atwater to see if the pizza Hard Man is going to get deported back to Canada. I start with a few words on City of London (see HERE) and African Potash (see HERE) before moving on to ECR Minerals (ECR), Harvest Minerals (HMI) and in some detail uber-dog with fleas Servision (SEV). Tomorrow my Guardian reading sisters arrive. Woe is me.

Mayair: if it looks like a China Norfolk & walks like a China Norfolk

Published 275 days ago

Such is the current febrile state of the markets that even China scams are being bid up with gusto. Take Mayair (MAYA), which purports to sell clean air filters in China and floated on AIM in May last year at 130p. Its shares, having gone down in a straight line to 40p (as insider selling outweighed the constant barrage of good news that these companies always come out with) have doubled to 84p in the last month as summer madness takes hold. The company itself was forced yesterday to say there is no reason for the rise. Indeed.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - will the Pizza Hard Man Darren Atwater be deported to Canada after test fail?

Published 276 days ago

The pizza hardman took a test to see if he can stay in the UK and avoid deportation to the socialist hell hole that is Canada. I give you one of the questions whuch had me stumped since in part it depends on whether you live in the hard working South or the Northern welfare safaris. Then I answer a question on forward selling and another listener question on whether Sirius Minerals (SXX) is cheap. Then it is onto Harvest Minerals, (HMI), Iofina (IOF), Alba (ALBA) and the Jim Mellon joke that is SalvaRx (SALV) which I have covered in full HERE. Finally I am working on exposing an AIM listed company which has been engaging in industrial scale bribery. I hope to run the story tomorrow. Can you guess the company? Suggestions in the comments section below. Ho Ho Ho.

Obtala Resources - round up and company chat, all good news!

Published 276 days ago

You may remember that Tom Winnifrith had a chat with the new chairman of Obtala Resources (OBT), Miles Pelham back in late April. Tom caught up with Miles again today for a detailed phone catch up. The key take-aways are:

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Ramptastic RNS from FastFoward more horse - sell, sell & sell again

Published 276 days ago

There is more horseshit today in an RNS from FastForward Innovations (FFWD), The money is running our fast. CEO Lorne Abony is in full ramping mode as he know he needs to get a placing away this fall or the game is up. The shares trade at a vast premium to NAV so what to do? Ramp again of course. All is explained in this bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: how the Press mugs investors - ref Lombard Risk & Advanced Oncotherapy

Published 277 days ago

In this podcast I refer to my non financial podcast today on the great Olympic Con - sport is not making Britain Great again (HERE) and also to part 4 of the new series: The Chairman's Blog by Sir Benjamin Dover HERE. Then I go onto how the corrupt financial press and PR flunkies use and abuse you as readers and investors with special reference to bank closures and Lombard Risk Management (LRM)  in the Mail on Sunday and, especially, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) in today's Sunday Times.

Fox Marble - more good news than bad, master Yoda controls my anger

Published 277 days ago

The Star Wars imagery should tell you that this is Tom writing not Steve. The series of movies will be my specialist subject if I ever go on Mastermind. Enough geekery, you want to know about marble not that I am losing my marbles.Another day and another operational update from Fox Marble (FOX) sees, on balance, more good news than bad. We will get full interims for the half calendar year by the end of September but the trading update is full. Let's start with the bad.

Notes from Underground: Proof of knowledge on how to queue

Published 277 days ago

As one of those terrible foreigners who have come to steal jobs from hard done by Brits, I'm already subject to a fingerprint check every time that I cross the border. Also, I have to use the terrible foreigner line-up instead of the whizzy EU/UK passport line.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Shall I fire Graham Neary and is it too late to buy gold shares?

Published 278 days ago

The only fool worse than an old fool (Malcolm - see HERE ) is a young fool, that is to say Graham Neary, see HERE. Maybe I should fire Graham. What do you think?  Having discussed why young Graham is being foolish I move onto gold. Is it too late to buy gold shares? Why is Paul Jourdan not adding Caledonia Mining and how should you buy exposure if you have none?

Berkeley Energia - we are now almost 150% ahead on this share tip - what next?

Published 278 days ago

We tipped Berkeley Energia (BKY) at a 20p offer - the shares are now 48p-49p so I hope there are no complaints out there on this tip. What next? The most recent news of note was the Quarterlies. The actually numbers are academic but the only paragraph that matters states:

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Malcolm Stacey has mad bull disease & is wrong, wrong, wrong

Published 278 days ago

Malcolm Stacey penned a piece earlier today (HERE) on why shares should rise. They may do so, as we live in crazy times but an number of the "facts" claimed by Malcolm are quite simply wrong. And his thesis is thus built on straw - he is wrong, wrong and wrong again as I explain in this bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I don't believe a single word you say or write

Published 279 days ago

No more public service calls today, I would not want you thinking that I am a nice guy: yesterday was a one off! Lucian seems to have found a new China Norfolk over on the Nifty Fifty. I look at AEC (AEC) which should not be on AIM, On-Line (ONL) and its relationship with ADFVN (AFN), Glenwick (GWIK) and Golden Saint Resources (GSR) which - after this - is simply not investable or credible in any way shape or form. And there is more to come. On the bull tack I look at Independent Oil & Gas (IOG).  Yes I did say bull tack!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Visiting a listener in Warwick Hospital, it's all part of the service

Published 280 days ago

Actually it is not a service I provide to every listener but I explain why Maurice Byrne gets a premium deal. I mention the great con that are today's A-Levels with hard and shocking data analysed HERE. I have chatted to both Lucian Miers and Paul Jourdan of Amati about the markets, about  Lucian's tiny short portfolio and about Paul's three big Gold picks. I look at Physiomics (PYC), African Potash (AFPO) and Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) - target 0p for the later two.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Pricks who cant check facts report me to the FCA again

Published 281 days ago

I am almost getting bored of this but to see poltroons get all their facts wrong and delight in their own stupidity gives me a vague feeling of superiority. Meanwhile I explain the latest farce that is entertaining various morons on twitter. I then look at Xtract Resources (XTR) and also, in detail, Rose Petroleum (ROSE). 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: come on Dad it is not a hard sum!

Published 282 days ago

These old folks they need mental exercise. Crosswords, jigsaws, Soduku, easy questions from their son. But my father fails on the how many days till Glenwick (GWIK) is suspended question. He says his mind is on higher things. Meanwhile I am still traumatised from being seen buying a copy of the Guardian for him. I look at Red Rock Resources (RRR), Glenwick, Leed Resources (LDP), Aquatic Foods (AFG) and China frauds, BoxHill (BOX) and naughty Lord Razzall - how is the bailout placing going your lordship? And I commend the recent work of Daniel Levi (Brokerman Dan) on Mkango Resources (MKA) where the old rogue is bang on the money. Mkango is truly worthless.

Avanti kicks off the silly Season - still a sell

Published 283 days ago

They don’t call this the silly season for nothing. Shortly after Inmarsat (ISAT)  announced on August 1st that it was not interested in Avanti (AVN), a story appeared in the FT saying that it had in fact been willing to pay “at least” 140p per share (subject to due diligence) right up until the end of July, around five times the price at the time.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: A personal message to Paul Warwick of Andalas Energy

Published 283 days ago

Andalas Enrergy (ADL) has announced that its chairman has launched a "blog". Paul Warwick sounds like a pompous twit and asks for some feedback and questions. Paul is no David Lenigas, who as corporate folk go, is not a bad blogger, but I am here to assist so here goes. A few questions follow and Andalas shares remain a slam dunk sell.

Sound Energy, another sell from the silly season

Published 283 days ago

While we are working our way through the silly season when all sorts of rubbish zooms ahead, I see that Sound Energy (SOU) is nudging an insane market cap of £300 million while I write. It could well soon take the place of the soon to be departed Gulf Keystone as the oil stock of choice for the retail loonies.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: F is for Fecking Overvalued, Fastjet, FastForward & Fail

Published 283 days ago

I start with a couple of landmarks reached today. Six months without a fag and four weeks to the due date for the birth of a son. Then a guilty confession, I am watching the Olympics. Then onto discussing two companies where the only questions are when does the money run out and what price the next bailout placing: FastForward (FFWD) and FastJet (FJET)

Notes from Underground: Oh what a tangled web we weave

Published 284 days ago

Just a reminder to those who love reading the shares bulletin boards, this is the difference between them and us: bulletin boards have crank opinions, ShareProphets have the documents.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Stockmarket Lessons from Empire by Niall Ferguson

Published 285 days ago

I have been re-reading "Empire, how Britain Made The Modern World" by Niall Ferguson this weekend and it has some quite incredible stockmarket data and lessons for us all. It is a great read as I discuss.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast, Great News from Shipston so over to Steve

Published 286 days ago

Great news - may father is back home from hospital so I head back up to Warwickshire in a couple of days. Thereafter between him and the Mrs entering the final month it will be less of me, Steve Moore is in charge. Bash him if anything goes wrong. In today's podcast I look at City of London (CIN), IGAS (IGAS), XCite Energy (XEL), Wishbone Gold (WSBN), Nyota (NYO) and West African Minerals (WAFM).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the 3 Xs who blow apart most AIM scams and frauds

Published 287 days ago

Firstly I have a problem with my box set of "The Omen" and ask for your help. I then discuss in light of today's three legal scoops with documents falling into my paws ( Strat Aero - HERE, Iofina - HERE and Golden Saint Resources - HERE) the 3Xs who help investigative journalists do their job and my encounters with all three on Quindell and other cases. At a company level I look at: Card factory (CARD), Iofina (IOF), Noricum Gold (NMG), Avanti Communications (AVN) and xCite Energy (XEL) and i also discuss why Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholders are like a swarm of wasps and what that means.  

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: plagued by Mark Carney, the man delivering the Omen, Doc Holiday and other scouse riff raff

Published 288 days ago

This is my fifth attempt to record a bearcast. I am plagued by idle thieving scousers and that included Doc Holiday today and by a delivery man - is that the Omen Box set or something the Mrs has ordered? I discuss the poisonous legacy of debt Mark Carney leaves everywhere then Nyota (NYO), Trafalgar New Homes (TRAF), Billing Services (BILL) - tough luck my old pal Jim Mellon another debacle - Strat Aero (AER) and XCite Energy (XEL) and than a useless factoid on "The Omen." 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus bearcast: Cenkos fined £530,000 over Quindell fraud - assisting crime DOES pay says the FCA

Published 288 days ago

The FCA will say that fining Cenkos (CNKS)  £530,000 over the Quindell (QPP) fraud shows regulation is working. Au contraire. The narrow scope of its investigation, the failure to sanction individuals and the paltry fine show that assisting crime does pay if you work in the City. It sends out all the wrong signals and is a day of shame for the Square Mile as I explain in this podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Sound Oil, FastJet to Cloudtag, gravity cant be defied forever

Published 289 days ago

I have met with an unprecedented barrage of hate and harassment from folks in Liverpool as I describe here. Moving on from that I ad my thoughts to those of Gary Newman on Sound Energy (SOU) and Graham Neary on FastJet (FJET) and chip in with a few ideas on Motif Bio (MTFB), African Potash (FRAUD), GLI Finance (GLIF) and Cloudtag (CTAG)

Tom Winnifrith please please report me to the FCA you Glenwick owning moron

Published 289 days ago

These morons they just cannot decide how to libel me. As you can see below one Glenwick (GWIK) owning moron at one stage thinks since I have no credibility so it matters not what I say. A few minutes later he thinks loads of folks sell shares if run a story. The twit just can't make his tiny mind up. It then gets better.

Tom Winnifrith #InternationalCatDay Bearcast: at war with inbred Isle of Wighters, thieving lazy Scousers and Glenwick owning morons

Published 290 days ago

Who described me as evil today? A lazy thieving welfare scrounger ( i.e.a Scouser), an inbred chav with a low IQ (ie someone from the Isle of Wight) or the dumbest of them all, a Glenwick (GWIK) shareholder? I pissed off scousers on an industrial scale HERE,, the inbreds HERE and the uber morons on the Glenwick shareholder list HERE.  I discuss this all in today's podcast. Then it is onto IGAS and the other UK shale plays which are all racing ahead today. Then to TrakM8 (TRAK) and Aureus (AUE) before my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley intervenes in a very audible manner to remind us all of what really matters today.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I don't believe you & Meanwhile M&G does irony

Published 291 days ago

In this podcast I look at M&G and Petropavlovsk (POG), I look at Strat Aero (AERO) where I shall be upping the ante next week. And then I look at what cutting base rates means and why the economic policies of post 2008 Britain have not worked and will end in tears.

Buy Concepta at 12p and at up to 17.5p - target to sell 28p

Published 291 days ago

Investment Case: The AIM admission of Concepta (CPT) a couple of weeks ago was through a reverse takeover of shellmeister (Adam Reynolds)-saved Frontier Resources International (FRI). We backed Reynolds when he became involved in Frontier, but despite his track-record, then was clearly somewhat speculative as we awaited a deal to be delivered. Now it has and it looks like Reynolds has delivered another promising one…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Declaration of War with Strat Aero - specific instances of fraud & crime

Published 292 days ago

Ok this is my declaration of war because the fraud and crimes at Strat Aero (AERO) concern not just this one POS AIM Casino company but also touch many other players in the game. You can read the explosive 338 page legal document we published on Friday HERE. I am amazed that some of those named in it, Zak Mir for instance, have still not read it. They should. But mark my words, what went on at Strat goes on across the AIM board every single working day. If this really blows up there are an awful lot of folks who will be sweating.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: another Vision of suffering for eternity in hell

Published 293 days ago

Earlier this week I discussed HERE how eternity in hell might involve being lectured by a ponce from Bristol City Council on Health & Safety Rules and EU regulations on child car seats. I have another vision of hell today and it involves the Mother in law, Mothercare and discussions about prams. On other, more stockmarket related matters, I discuss, in some detail, Avanti Communications (AVN), Grafenia (GRA) and Glenwick (GWIK). I have a few more words on our devastating expose earlier today (HERE) on Strat Aero (AERO) and I offer praise up to the delightfully politically incorrect Anthony Coombs of S&U (SUS) for his trading statement today covering Brexit in which he sticks it firmly to the liberal chattering classes of doomsayers.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Nightmares arrive in threes: The Mother in law at 5 PM, Avanti and African Potash

Published 294 days ago

Oakley and I are bracing ourselves for the arrival of the mother in law. Wish us luck. At least I can flee to Shipston tomorrow, my poor cat is trapped with his Pokemon. Then I look at Avanti Communications (AVN) where the shares are surging on the back of an FT report - is this bogus? I look at Messaging International (MES) where I am not interested even after the fall, Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) and a sector read across from the dire news earlier (HERE), Scotgold (SGZ), Johnston Press (JPR) and then do some detailed maths on African Potash (AFPO) and the loan from the FD's wife which could kill it stone dead on September 1.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Brexit, data manipulation, hate crimes, house prices & Malcolm talking Foxtons cobblers

Published 294 days ago

I have been doing some work to show that the claims made by the left that Brexit has caused a sharp rise in hate crimes are at best academically flawed and thus unproven and at worst an outright lie. That leads me very directly onto claims made by Malcolm Stacey today on Brexit and house prices as he discussed Foxtons (FOXT) HERE. I take that article apart completely as my old friend is just wrong.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cloudtag, Starcom, Sunrise - Morons, like cockroaches, are everywhere & have few brain cells

Published 295 days ago

Thanks firstly to those kind folks who showed some appreciation for the introduction to yesterday's bearcast - praise is always welcome. I am still in a bad mood so watch out for some choice French as I discuss Cloudtag (CTAG), Starcom (STAR), ECR Minerals (ECR), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Conroy (CGNR), Iofina (IOF) - in detail - and Sunrise Resources (SRES) and its broker Belfort Securities. Watch out it is placing ahoy at Sunrise as I explain in detail. Just do the math!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - in an ffing awful mood after ante-natal class

Published 296 days ago

When I go to hell it will be to spend eternity in an ante-natal class such as the two hour ordeal I endured today. I am unbelievably angry at having wasted two hours of my life on this cobblers. Moving on I look at ECR Minerals (ECR), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Avanti Communications (AVN) Eden Research (FRAUD) in the wake of the demise of its sister company Environmental Recycling (see HERE), Braveheart Investments (BRH) - run by an old Sefton man, African Potash (AFPO) and its partner in slime Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR)

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: Ding Dong the Environmental Recycling £65 million fraud Witch is dead - bring on the SFO

Published 296 days ago

Environmental Recycling Technologies (ENRT) was slung off AIM today. But the former 3DM is not telling you something rather more serious which happened 11 days ago. This is a fraud that is now officially dead;. It has cost mug punters £65 million. I explain why it is a fraud (as I did back in 2005) and I name all of those on the roll call of shame including FSA (now FCA) officials who failed investors, nomads, brokers, tipsters, managers. And I explain my next step - write to the SFO.

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: The AIM casino disgrace that is MySQUAR, I name & shame

Published 297 days ago

AIM casino dog with fleas MySQUAR (MYSQ) has today managed a small bailout placing as it teetered on the verge orf bankruptcy just 13 months after its IPO. The roll call name of shame includes pompous PR supremo Piers Pottinger who is a NED, Nomad SP Angel, brokers Mirabaud and Belfort Securities. The shares have plunged to 4p (60% down on the IPO) but are in fact worth 0p. This is a ZERO, an AIM uber-dog. I look at the red flags, talk you through the maths and name the guilty men, the establishment fuckers, the 1% who have made money as poor old private investors took it up the jacksie again. Yes I am angry and use some bad language.

And still the Quindell Bulletin Board Morons try (and fail) to put us out of business

Published 297 days ago

The FCA is set to fine Cenkos over the Quindell fraud, the FRC has thanked me as it panned Quindell for fraud, and the SFO is making good progress on the Quindell fraud yet some morons still blame me for the penury they suffer as a result of ignoring our warnings that Quenron was a fraud. These fools really do believe that Rob Terry was a good guy and, unbelievably, are still trying to put me out of business. Step forward a troll on the ADVFN Asylum posting crap under the nom de plume NickyName.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Tearing Alba apart & help with my dessert gooseberries

Published 297 days ago

I have a stack of dessert gooseberries. I know they should be in a fruit salad but I can't buy into that so want to put them into a crumble but with what? I seek answers from any gourmands or gourmets who are listening. Then I look at Alba (ALBA) in detail, its placing ahoy! I move through Northbridge Industrial (NBI), Gable (GAH) and the mystery of the dog that barked in the night, Gulf Keystone (GKP), Keller (KLR) and FastForward Innovations (FFWD).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a mad mad world is getting madder

Published 298 days ago

Negative interest rates? Mortgages for the unemployed? Theresa May and Hillary Clinton reckoning they can solve the economic mess with "new Government policies". It is a mad, mad world. And sooner or later we will face a day of reckoning for the economy, for shares and for property prices that will be brutal in a way you cannot imagine as I explain in today's podcast

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Extra - Chatting to Britain's Buffett Nigel Wray

Published 298 days ago

On Thursday I spent much of the day with MBN, the firm run by Nigel Wray's daughter with which we are now putting on UK Investor. More details regarding April 1 2017 soon but it is all pretty exciting. On friday I had a catch up chat with Nigel and in this podcast I look at three companies we chatted about: Guscio (GUSC), Reach4Entertainment (R4E) and a new one, Franchise Brands which was born from the ashes of Myhome. Hmmmm. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Business models that are fecked - European banks to cash guzzlers on AIM

Published 299 days ago

The last podcast recorded with the audience of my father for a few days sees a few comments on how he yearns for the socialist paradise of Albania in the good old days. Whatever. I look at Nostra Terra (NTOG) and what it must do and another bear point for Avanti Communications (AVN) I had overlooked, at FastForward (FFWD) and why it is such a dog with fleas and at broken business models in both new media and the European Banks. The truth is that the Emperor's New Clothes, in both cases, really are not that impressive.

Gulf Keystone PLC More Retail Madness - sell

Published 299 days ago

When I last wrote about Gulf Keystone (GKP) I said it would be my final word on the subject but that was before Friday’s news of a $300 million bid from the Norwegian Oil company DNO, the details of which are on its website.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end July update

Published 299 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Roland "fatty" Cornish - "oops I did it again

Published 300 days ago

I start with Gulf Keystone (GKP) and a share price driven by morons. talking of morons, London's most useless Nomad, Roland "fatty" Cornish has screwed up again. This time it is Nyota Minerals (NYO) although the real issue here is when is Nyota bust. I think it might be already. I look at Avanti and ask who is smarter: Tom Dobell of M&G, a Bulletin Board Moron or an institutional investor in bonds. I look at Koovs (KOOV), Essentra (ESNT) and Audiooboom (BOOM).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My father prepares to sink Fred Olsen

Published 301 days ago

I start with the bad news for whoever owns Fred Olsen.  I think look at Octagonal (OCT), Blur (BLUR), much ramped Keras Resources (KRS), XCite Energy (XEL), Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), 88 Energy (88E), Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), Sareum (SAR) and then a joke IPO called Widecells (WDC), which listed yesterday and is now the subject of a ramp. Feel the stem cells. No actually don't. Just sell.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Avanti won't be playing Germany in the invasion of France role play

Published 302 days ago

I am challenged to comment on Cenkos (CNKS) as an investment in light of todays news on its role in the Quindell fraud (HERE). Okay, I do my best. Then it is on to Techfinancials (TECH), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and some friendly advice for Malcolm Stacey, Gulf Keystone (GKP), XCite Energy (XEL) and then I end with Avanti Communications (AVN) where I hope you understand the historical analogy.

Vindication for Tom Winnifrith: Cenkos to be fined up to £700,000 over Quindell fraud - not enough

Published 302 days ago

Sky News claims to have a source who says that Nomad and broker Cenkos (CNKS) is to be fined £700,000 by the FCA for its lamentable failings in the Quindell (QPP) fraud - Cenkos has now admiited that a probe is underway. Whilst I see this as another moment of vindication for my work in exposing that fraud it is simply not enough. The FCA is telling the City's banksters that turning a blind eye to white collar crime does pay. Its coke and hookers all round if this is the best that the FCA can do.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bastards, the lawyers are always the only winners

Published 303 days ago

In this podcast I start by clarifying exacty where I stand on Nostra Terra (NTOG) then I move onto Lead All (LEAL), Blenheim Natural (BNR) and China New Energy (CNEL). Then I look at Strat Aero (AERO) where there is news from Texas ( not good). Finally a stock we own, Bluebird Merchant (BMV) and I assist you with the maths on today's cracking news.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I don't care if Brokerman Dan used to be a ballet dancer

Published 304 days ago

I explain why there was no bearcast yesterday. Then I look at the allegations made by Brokerman Dan against Nostra Terra (NTOG) and its CEO Matt Lofgran. Nostra did itself no favours at all but insists it has done nothing wrong. I tend to believe it however... Then I look at Marechale (MAC) Servision (SEV) and Vislink (VLK)

Notes from Underground: Worth it

Published 305 days ago

Ah, Worthington tops the leaderboard again.It's a brings back those halcyon days of yesteryear: Nick Clegg was deputy prime minister in a coalition; Boris Johnson was mayor of London and stuck on ziplines rather than being told to zip it; Brexit was a funny old idea that no one would be crazy enough to begin and Worthington was producing videos like this.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mad Bull Malcolm Stacey just so wrong about the stockmarket (again!)

Published 306 days ago

I am at my father's house in Shipston for my step mother's funeral. Their garden is magnificent and it is a wonderful day in this pretty Warwickshire town. Ahead of that I have a few words on the latest bullish offering from Malcolm Stacey - HERE. Malcolm is just plain wrong.

Purecircle gets Curiouser and Curiouser

Published 306 days ago

Last year Purecircle (PURE) earned $4 million. Since then it has lost its finance director, its chief operating officer, its broker and its auditor. There has also been no shortage of insider selling. Its market capitalization? £555 million. Welcome to the whacky world of Purecircle, purveyors of stevia, a plant-based sugar substitute.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - looking back to 2001 and forward to 5PM today

Published 307 days ago

I start by looking at the collapse of Crowdmix and how it so remoinds me of 2001 and what is says about the tech bubble, someting that is very much on my mind right now, as you can see HERE. Then I look forward to tomorrow in Shipston but more imprtantly to the demise, later today, of Worthington (WRN). I cover Ariana Resources (AAU) where I am cross and puzzled, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) - how is the placing going Belfort? - Weatherley (WTI) and Ferrum Crescent (FCR)

Safestyle, sod Brexit scaremongering, cracking trading update

Published 307 days ago

Brexit vote fallout saw shares in retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors, Safestyle UK (SFE) decline from more than 260p towards 200p, before recovering towards 240p. The recovery has now been further aided by a half year trading update.

Petropavlovsk: Trading statement and company chat

Published 308 days ago

Most gold shares have soared over the past few months. Petropavlovsk (POG) shares, which we own, have not. At C7p we are ahead of our tip but not by much. It is disappointing and we apologise. But we have not lost faith. There are reasons for the lacklustre showing which came through in a first half trading statement and in a long chat with CEO Pavel Maslovskiy and chairman Peter Hambro.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: £2 for a fecking Guardian "Newspaper" for my Dad, I feel dirty & violated

Published 308 days ago

I had to buy another Guardian for my Dad today. Two fecking quid of my money has gone to Polly fecking Toynbee to pay for the upkeep of her fecking Tuscan castle as she lectures me about all sorts of shite. I feel dirty for buying this rag and violated by the transfer of wealth from me to Toynbee. Moving on I cover Gulf Keystone (GKP), FairFX (FFX), Osirium Technologies (OSI) which I do not get at all and contrast with Falanx (FLX) which I do very much get and whose shares we own. I also look at WH Ireland (WHI), Servision (SEV) and Easyjet (EZJ) which gives me a chance to be rude to Andrew Monk at VSA Resources.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast The blessed Mel for Dad but Steve Moore & Gary Newman fired!

Published 309 days ago

I had to buy a copy of the Guardian for Dad today and carry it home through the streets from the newsagent. How I am shamed in front of my neighbours. Meanwhile dad is reading books I own by Peter Hitchens, Niall Ferguson and Melanie Phillips and is loving them, as his inner reactionary is exposed. On the markets I look at Servision (SEV), Xtract Energy (XTR) - Steve Moore and Gary Newman you are FIRED! - Gulf Keystone (GKP), Taihua (FRAUD), Oxford Pharma (OXP), Judges Scientific (JDG) and another bad day for disgraced Roger "Ramper" Lawson of ShareSoc, Kennedy Ventures (KENV) and finally the poltroons stock of choice for today, Nyota (NYO).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I feel old after ante natal class and more Horse Hill ramping

Published 310 days ago

I spent the morning at an ante natal class with the Mrs. Hell's teeth I am a feminist don't you know? But the whole experience left me feeling just rather old and I discuss why. Then it is onto today's ramptastic news from Horse Hill and I explain what it actually means. I waltz through Gulf Keystone (GKP) - bear squeeze - Stanley Gibbons (SGI) - recovery play? - and Guscio (GUSC)  - Nigel Wray play. Then it is onto Tern (TERN), Gable (GAH), IGAS (IGAS) and Golden Saint (GSR) where I discuss why today's RNS really is just bollocks and how bulk sampling really works.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My father will need to admit to liking Theresa May

Published 311 days ago

Tomorrow my father faces his interview at the Conservative Club and I have been coaching him on what he can say as a deluded lefty to get access to the cheep beer. Elsewhere I discuss how share prices can defy gravity temporarily and why with reference to Gable Holdings (GAH) and Gulf Keystone (GKP). Then I move onto Nyota (NYO), Avanti Communications (AVN), Strat Aero (AERO) and then, in some detail, the dog run by liars that is African Potash (AFPO)

June edition of the UK Investor magazine: Should we stay or should we go? + 7 share tips

Published 312 days ago

The June edition of UK Investor Show magazine is now live featuring Sainsbury v Tesco, Brexit or in, Tom Winnifrith vs Darren Atwater, 4 buy share tips and 3 sells to 0p from Tom Winnifrith, Q&A with Alexander Mining and more. You can download your free copy below.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Shipston Bengal beckons

Published 312 days ago

In this podcast I discuss the !Industrial policy" of Theresa May, the LSE being taken over by the Krauts - a good thing - why I am still an equities bear and a few other things. Must rush. I have a takeaway from Shipston Bengal to collect for my father and me. 

Berkeley Energia: we are now almost 100% up on this share tip after DFS - more to come

Published 312 days ago

We tipped Berkeley Energia (BKY) at a 20p offer - the shares are now 39p-41p after the publication of a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) confirming that its Salamanca project in Spain will be one of the world’s lowest cost producers capable of generating strong after tax cash flow, even during the current low point in the uranium price cycle.

Notes from Underground: Malcolm in the Middle

Published 312 days ago

I have only question this week - and that is what does Malcolm Stacey think of the Caption Contest run in his absense when he went on holidays. Some of you guys were just cruel. Hilarious, sure. But cruel.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Avanti Communications bull vs bear

Published 313 days ago

I had the weirdest of phone calls on Friday from a chap who insists that as a bear of Avanti Communications (AVN) I have got it wrong. I have spoken about his thesis to Lucian and having thought about it over lunch at the White Bear having run the gauntlet of Shipston's Bulgarian Big Issue seller, I am more sure than before that I am not wrong to remain bearish. I discuss the bull vs bear debate giving both sides of the argument and my conclusion.

K3 Business Technology - Trading Update, our share tip 100%+ ahead but stance upgraded to buy

Published 313 days ago

Drat. There is that phrase again. Results for the year to June 30th 2016 are expected to be "broadly" in line. That is stockmarket speak for "a near miss". No wonder the shares fell a tad on the announcement to 310-333p. We are well ahead of our 148p offer share tip but down on a few months ago.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - sorry this is not very good

Published 314 days ago

I look at sad events in Nice and at Metals Exploration (MTL) but sorry this really is not very good.

Begbies Results, no red flags: Buy

Published 314 days ago

Insolvency, restructuring and property services group Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its year ended 30th April 2016 and that, although cautious, “the recent acquisition of the Pugh auction business, together with the Taylors valuation business, gives the opportunity for growth in earnings in the new financial year”.

Jubilee Platinum Confident update and chat with Colin Bird

Published 315 days ago

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) has updated investors on the performance of its subsidiary, Jubilee Tailings Treatment Company Pty Ltd in the three-months' ended 30 June 2016, of its chrome recovery section of the Dilokong Chrome mine tailings project and a progress update on the Hernic PGM-bearing chrome tailings project. After this Tom Winnifrith had a good chat with the chairman Colin Bird.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insulting Froggies on Bastille Day and Morons on Gulf Keystone day

Published 315 days ago

It is of course Bastille Day and that, of course, prompts a few jokes at the expense of the Froggies. I then move into Gulf Keystone (GKP) and a spot of moron baiting and working out moron investing game theory. I then move to a detailed look at Digital Globe (DGS) before covering en passant XCite (XEL), LGO Energy (LGO), Trinity (TRIN), Circle Oil (COP), Premier Oil (PMO), IGAS (IGAS) and Nostra Terra (NTOG). I also comment on Glenwick (GWIK), 88 Energy (88E), Strat Aero (AERO) and Inspirit Energy (INSP) 

E-Therapeutics: having bagged shares from sale of Searchbolt, CEO quits

Published 316 days ago

Tom Winnifrith described the deal under which AIM-listed E-Therapeutics (ETX) repurchased a company called Searchbolt (having spun it off some while back) as stinking like a pile of rotting kippers at the height of summer. In the event, two directors of E-Therapeutics ended up with (between them) almost 3.4 million shares in the company from the transaction. Now the CEO (who accounted for 3,350,228 of those shares – plus a cash sum to cover capital gains tax) has quit with immediate effect.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: appeasing Comrade Dad with capitalist bashing at the Opera

Published 316 days ago

My deluded lefty father is sitting in the corner of the room as I record and to keep the old lefty happy I look at who has gained from the Opera Investments (OPRA) omnishambles, what the company is worth and what should be done to stop clusterfucks like this littering the PLC scene.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Follow the Money, always follow the money

Published 317 days ago

A short bearcast because of the family situation flagged up yesterday. I start with the election of Theresa May which seems to have pleased the markets BUT NOT ME!. Then I look at Orchard Funding (ORCH), IGAS (IGAS), Avanti Communications (AVN) and Golden Saint Resources (GSR)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Highland Natural at 19p, fair value 3p

Published 318 days ago

A few words on logistics then after today's debacle at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) I explain why the shares are worth just 3p (or less). Then it is onto PCG Entertainment (PGCE), Jiasen (JSI), Belfort Securities and its morality vacuum, Tungsten (TUNG), Onzima (ONZ), IGAS (IGAS) and Solo (SOLO). Finally, more than a few words about Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: You cant fix the property bubble by making it bigger

Published 319 days ago

In a wide ranging podcast I look at the bubbles in property and elsewhere and how we create bigger bubbles as we fix smaller ones. The day of reckoning can be postponed for only so long.

Why AIM’s woeful regulatory environment makes it a hotbed of FRAUD.

Published 319 days ago

It seems that we at ShareProphets are not the only people concerned about the amount of fraud we see on the London markets – and, in particular, on AIM. We have seen the horror of the biggest stockmarket fraud for thirty years (Quindell, QPP – now Watchstone, WTC) unfold before our very eyes and yet as Tom Winnifrith doggedly banged on the doors of AIM Regulation and the FCA they did nothing and the frauds continued unchecked for far longer than they otherwise would.

Notes from Underground: King of the North

Published 319 days ago

Oy vey. It's been a week since Tom has walked away from editing the site, and yet five out of the top-10 stories are Tom's Bearcasts. And he didn't even record them every day.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the curse of the tipster, commercial suicide

Published 320 days ago

In this podcast I discuss pruning here in Bristol, an update on the Gooseberry crumble and then the lessons about how folks behave as investors or rather gamblers we can learn from the Worthington (WRN) fraud which must now be brown bread as explained HERE earlier today following news on Friday. That section also mentions Cloudtag (CTAG) and tech stocks. Then I look at commercial suicide, the curse of the tipster and Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV).

IGAS PLC Hot on the Heels of Gulf Keystone. Sell at 12.5p

Published 320 days ago

As Gulf Keystone (GKP) sputters toward its inevitable fate, the hunt is on to spot the next equity wipeout in this space. There are quite a few runners and riders. I mentioned Xcite (XEL) a while back and Premier Oil (PMO) is also in the frame.  My nap however is Igas Plc (IGAS) as the next for the chop.

China fraud LED International Holdings and AIM Rule 41: when a rule isn’t a rule at all

Published 320 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….

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Gooseberry Crumble, Avanti crumbles

Published 321 days ago

I have spent the morning getting twitter grief for this article but the one polite twitter enquiry concerns BoxHill (BOX) and I answer that in this podcast as well as explaining why shares are both up and down since Brexit - it all depends how you look at it. I also cover Gulf Keystone (GKP), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Avanti Communications (AVN), I meant to talk about Bovis (BVS) but forgot. I shall try to remember tomorrow when I am down to make a gooseberry crumble. I shall report back on that over the weekend.

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - 14 Red Flags you may have missed At Avanti Communications

Published 321 days ago

I would expect the collapse in the Avanti Communications (AVN) share price to continue. You cannot say this site did not warn you. In this bonus bearcast I run through 14 red flags which apply to Avanti and which I managed to jot down in less than ten minutes. Drat! I missed an obvious 15th: the promise to move from AIM to the Main Market. It did not happen. Companies that promise the jump but don't make it (think Quindell) are always red flagged.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My father worries he may be a victim of the peasants revolt

Published 322 days ago

On my personal website I have a podcast HERE about how Chilcot exposes the establishment/rest of us divide again and how this will create even more anger as the war criminal Blair walks free. My father, who is lisening to me record today, fears that he is in the firing line as a member of the establishment. I then move onto the omnishambles Boxhill (BOX), Portmeirion (PMP), Vislink (VLK), Igas (IGAS), Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), lie and jam tomorrow producer African Potash (AFPO), Frontier Resources (FRI) and finally onto the fraudsters Eden Research (EDEN) where I will be asking for your help, dear listeners, tomorrow. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am terribly sorry Mr Moron but it will not be different this time

Published 323 days ago

Thanks for the messages about the family issues - hence the lack of bearcast yesterday. There will be other days like that in the next few weeks. I start with a look at Vislink (VLK) where I imagine no-one has any sympathy for the greedy bastards in charge. Then I try to explain why it is never "different this time" as I look at three bubbles bursting: tech, commercial and residential property and I discuss Cloudtag (CTAG) in the midst of that.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - its all about cash & shagging Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders

Published 325 days ago

It seems that Dallas Cowboys News likes my tweets on the matter of its cheerleaders so I talk about them again. Then I move on to ECR Minerals (ECR), Servision (SEV) and the spivs at Belfort Securities, Gulf Keystone (GKP), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), Clarkson (CKSN), XCite Energy (XEL) and TrakM8 (TRAK) 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gulf Keystone toast & shagging Cheryl Cole & the entire Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad

Published 326 days ago

It looks as if shareholders will very soon hear the final grim news at Gulf Keystone (GKP). I first said sell at 180p and have been given grief all the way down. Folks can line up to apologise to me in an orderly queue. I discuss who is to blame and what happens next. Then it is onto the reason Brexit is not the real issue, there is an elephant in the room and its European but its on the other side of the channel. That takes me to the UK deficit, Cheryl and the cheerleaders and my stance on equities.

A regulatory rant - the FCA is not fit for purpose

Published 326 days ago

When Gotham City published its now infamous report on Quindell, a copy of which was sent to the FCA and the Serious Fraud Office, it was OVER a year later that any action was taken and this despite a high profile campaign against it by Tom Winnifrith Shareprophets and, to a far lesser extent, Dan McCrum at the FT which, in the case of Shareprophets, included many specific allegations of fraud and open exhortations to the FCA to do something about it.

FDM Group shares plunge - here is why you should buy

Published 326 days ago

Post the Brexit vote and the profits warning from Interquest (0ITQ) shares in FDM (FDM) stood at 550p. They are now 450p. I have a private email from a top City analyst which explains the fall but also why the shares are cheap and a buy. It reads:

Tom Winnifrith BearCast - the FCA has been investigating me for the past few weeks - poltroons

Published 327 days ago

In this podcast I relay to you news of an investigation which has now closed into me and others relating to InternetQ. It shows the sinister powers the FCA has and uses but also the crass stupidity of the regulators in pursuing such an obviously flawed investigation. Not only was I 100% innocent but I was demonstrably so. What makes the fact that these fascist poltroons go after an investigative journalist who has busted so many frauds is that the FCA has not gone after the frauds despite me handing it evidence on a plate. I refer to Quindell, 3DM ( where in its FSA days it actually helped protect the fraudsters), Globo and Sefton This has meant that investors have been screwed as a result. The FCA is not fit for purpose 

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end June update

Published 327 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Once a Fraud always a Norfolk (Eden) & Fisking Belfort Securities Research

Published 328 days ago

Ahead of my hot date with the most amazing woman tonight I am just counting down the hours. Meanwhile I contemplate the nature of fraud with explicit reference to Eden Research (EDEN) which - pro tem - retains its AIM listing. I am sure PR fecking genius Paul Queenie McManus won't like what I say but he can just go chat to his BB Moron pals, smear me again and go fuck himself. Moving on I do a complete fisking of a "corporate hold" ( ie sell as fast as you can) research note from Belfort Securities on piece of Turkish Servision (SEV). Yes this podcast contains yet more quite appalling language.

Filthy 40: Hooray! ANOTHER Nomad resignation as Eastbridge joins Death Row

Published 328 days ago

Three strikes and you’re out: ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Eastbridge Investments (EBIV) – the former China Wonder and then Quihang – announced the resignation this morning of its Nomad, Northland Capital Partners, with immediate effect. The shares are consequently suspended, and if no replacement is found within a month then it is lethal injection time. Mind you, there is a rather more pressing deadline in ten days, in that Eastbridge will be given the boot anyway if it can’t fulfil its investing policy as an AIM investment company by then. Since that was reliant on some hare-brained plan to raise more cash, that surely will now not happen. In short, Eastbridge is toast.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast- After 11 Years 3DM your boys took one hell of a beating...next up Eden

Published 328 days ago

It was 11 years ago that 3DM as was, Environmental Recycling (ENRT) as is and its sister company Eden Research (EDEN) were sending me lawyers letters. Both were frauds. Both are still frauds. Today Environmental lost its Nomad and as it is bust it is game over. Now I am going for Eden but in this podcast I tell the amazing story of both frauds, explain who was involved and is disgraced, accuse certain City folks of lying and worse as part of the cover up and demonstrate why this should have ended years ago but did not down to failings ( again) at AIM Regulation as well as disgraced Nomad WH Ireland. I warn you there is some bad language as I am pretty emotional right now. Enjoy, this is no holds barred stuff and it will shock you.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: No-one is watching O'Clock Results from Servision - it is bust

Published 328 days ago

I warn you that this podcast uses bad language as I am unspeakably angry about the numbers from AIM cesspit posterboy Servision (SEV). In so many ways its results, which were issued at no-one is watching O'clock yesterday, are a disgrace. At least it is prepared to admit to some of the financial crimes against humanity which I have accused it of. But it is clearly bust and I comment on its numbers, on what the directors and auditors say, on its partial admission of guilt and on the reprehensible behaviour of Jon Bellis and his colleagues at Belfort Securities around the time of the (grossly misleading) interims of 30 September. The target price is 0p as this company is almost bust and truly is a piece of Turkish.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 4 stocks worth 0p - Servision, CNEL, PCGE & Jiasen

Published 329 days ago

Are you listening Jon Bellis at Belfort Securities? You know your form is acting for fraudsters and shite companies yet you are happy for Belfort to keep banking the retainers. This is morally wrong. How do you sleep at night? In this podcast I discuss four stocks that are each worth 0p: Jiasen (FRAUD) - broker Belfort Securities, Servision (SEV) - where are your crooked accounts? Broker Belfort Securities, China New Energy (CNEL) a fraud, broker the disgraced Daniel Stewart and PCG Entertainment (PCGE) another China Norfolk, broker Belfort Securities.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 29 June: Dedicated to a miracle baby 15 today

Published 330 days ago

Fifteen years ago today my daughter was born weighing just 1lb 4 oz. Jim Mellon still has the photos on the old t1ps server but for some reason his organisation refused to send them back despite repeated requests. Miserable bastrads the lot of them. Anyhow this bearcast is dedicated to that miracle baby, my daughter. On the agenda, the numerous AIM suspensions today, including the FRAUD Environmental Recycling (ENRT) which is now on a double suspension, plus Fitbug (FITB) and a detailed look at CloudTag (CTAG) and the strange nutjobs ramping the shares which are a storming sell.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: crack whores like Eden, Golden Saint & Cloudtag as Polly Toynbee spikes Stockmarket

Published 331 days ago

The worst newspaper in the world in the truth and analysis department is the Guardian and its worst columnist is the loathsome haridan Polly Toynbee. Silly Polly has today caused the stockmarket to surge as I explain. I then move onto FastJet (FJET), Teathers Financial (TEA), Tern (TERN) & Nigel's dynamite expose today and an array of AIM crack whores: Servision (SEV), Eden Research (EDEN) and Cloudtag (CTAG). Warning: this podcast contains some very bad language.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - how much does a fishing rod cost?

Published 332 days ago

I ask that question just to make a point about discretionary consumer spending and as part of a discussion about Fishing Republic (FISH). I also cover Domino's Pizza (DOM),  Biome (BIOM), Foxtons (FOXT), EasyJet (EZJ) as well as more post Brexit coverage following up on points made at the weekend HERE 

If you missed it - Tom Winnifrith recording as lightning strikes his house in Greece

Published 332 days ago

If you are not one of our weekend readers you may have missed the drama of the thunderstorm in Greece which hit my house. As I recorded the Saturday bearcast lightning hit the small hovel in which I live in the Taygetus mountains. It is all too audible in the podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Go ahead start sacking the investment bankers, I'd pay to watch

Published 333 days ago

No lightning strikes today, thank God. What was he punishing me for? I start by discussing Richard Poulden's excellent letter on why folks are so angry so backed Brexit, but it is a wider issue as you can read here. Then I discuss liquidity in an investment company's portfolio, ref Teathers Financial (TEA) and finally I challenge the banks to make good their Brexit threat to fire investment banksters. I will pay for a ticket to watch but I explain why it was always a spoof. It won't happen.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chatting to Mark Slater & struck by lightning mid recording

Published 334 days ago

Well that is a first. You can hear mid recording how my house was struck by lightning. The light flickered, the crash was audible and plaster fell from the ceiling around me. What is God punishing me for? Do not answer that. Elsewhere I look at company's reporting in a tardy fashion next week and what that means and a chat with Mark Slater on Brexit and shares. 

Prime People results - check out that yield

Published 334 days ago

Recruiter Prime People (PRP) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and that“current activity is resilient across the group”. The results show a pre-tax profit of £2.15 million on net fee income more than 20% higher than in the prior year, at £12.28 million, generating earnings per share of 13.84p, up from 9.28p. The dividend per share was maintained at 8.84p.

Tom Winnifrith Independence day Bearcast 3 - housebuilders vs gold miners

Published 335 days ago

In the third bearcast of today's trilogy celebrating Independence Day I look at stocks or rather at two sectors - gold miners and house builders. One is soaring the other tanking. Is this all Brexit related? Or any of it? Could both trends accelerate? I focus on the house builders and explain exactly how bubbles collapse and this is a bubble. But do not blame Brexit for the collapse. All bubbles have to implode in the end. 

Tom Winnifrith Independence day Bearcast Part 2: Political panto, sterling & the stockmarket

Published 335 days ago

Earlier, in Independence Day Bearcast part 1, I looked at how we the people had given the elites a well deserved kicking on the Brexit poll and what that says for Europe as a whole. Now I turn to the political panto but more importantly to waht happens to Sterling and the stockmarket and I mention a few stocks featuring today. Don't panic but be realistic is the message.

Tom Winnifrith Independence day Bearcast part 1 - the little people over-rule the elite

Published 335 days ago

There are three bearcasts today on Independence day. The first looks at how the little people, the have nots told the elite where to stick it. This could start a trend across the EU for we plebs in the UK have more in common with the plebs of France or Holland than with our own elite of media, business, political, artistic, academic and bankster interests. The same is true across the channel. I discuss why the mood is so angry and after 41 years this is family business finished and I celebrate.

We'd like to be right behind Liz Hurley - Vote Brexit today

Published 336 days ago

Liz Hurley has released a charming new portrait below as she has explained why she is voting for Brexit. Your current and next editors (Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore) stand firm with Ms Hurley and urge you to ignore all the lies from Dodgy Dave Cameron and have faith in your own country, the word's fifth largest economy, and in your countrymen and countrywomen. Please vote to leave the EU today. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My wife's sneering, patronising, elitist, lefty pals drive me up the wall

Published 336 days ago

Some of my wife's pals are such patronising bastards. They work in the public sector, read the fecking Guardian and are so fucking self righteous they can drive me up the wall as they let it be known that they just know what is good for the rest of us, we ignorant oiks. Today they sent my blood pressure soaring as I explain HERE. Then it is onto Glenwick (GWIK) and why the poltroons can't get their maths right and African Potash (AFPO) which is worth 0p. Finally a division with my daughter & her mother, Big Nose, looms, it is Wales vs Northern Ireland.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: IGAS this is a disaster & a last passionate appeal on Brexit

Published 337 days ago

I start this bearcast by being nice to a bunch of folks: the bosses of Nostra Terra (NTOG), Mirada (MIRA), a junior doctor and British Airways. Then I explain why today's news from IGAS is a disaster and heralds the shares being toast. Then take apart African Potash (AFPO) after being goaded by a poltroon on twitter. Finally a final impassioned but reasoned plea to you all to ignore the lies and smears and have faith in yourself and your country and to vote for Brexit tomorrow

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am utterly fecked off with everyone

Published 338 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)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Drown all cat haters including my brother in law

Published 339 days ago

I am back in from the fields where I have been labouring in 40 degree plus heat. Today I offer a few thoughts on Circassia (CIR) and the risks folks just dont seem to appreciate of a) biotech and b) backing stock selections of star fund managers, in this case Neil Woodford - who incidentally is clearly a very talented chap. I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP), XCite Energy (XEL), China Frauds and then in some detail at Blur (BLUR). For further info on its brain dead dickhead of a PR man Dominic Barretto go HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cancer, Fewer Bearcasts & Articles & Advanced Oncotherapy

Published 340 days ago

I start with a few personal issues and then in this bearcast I explain why the mountain list of red flags at cancer play Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) matter but what will be the killer blow and when I shall deliver it.

Norcros strong results - buy

Published 340 days ago

Supplier of branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives, Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and that “with our leading market positions, portfolio of strong brands, continued new product investment and self-help initiatives focused on market share gain, the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2017”.

Notes from Underground: Show Me the Money!

Published 340 days ago

Two hard days in the pizza business gave me a roaring headache on Friday, so I crossed Clerkenwell Road to the Sainsbury's for some pain reliever.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Brexit Bollocks from Gary Newman and the stench from Strat Aero & Regent Pacific (i.e Plethora)

Published 341 days ago

I start with a discussion on how the sad events in Yorkshire may sway the Brexit vote before turning to Gary Newman's nonsense earlier today about Brexit, house prices and Foxtons (FOXT). Then it is onto a detailed look at Strat Aero (AERO) and also Regent Pacific, the new owner of Plethora (PLE) and in both cases its red flags ahoy big time.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Teathers/Drummonds/MediaCorp scandal the darkest day yet for the useless bastards at AIM Regulation

Published 341 days ago

The earlier piece on the Drummonds, Nilesh Jagatia and the Media Corp scandal needs to be read in full. What horrifies me is that it shows that AIM Regulation knew everything in July 2014 but failed to act.  The Bogus Sheriff of AIM, Marcus Stuttard, should either resign on Monday morning or find out who failed to protect investors, sack him and agree to compensate anyone who has lost money in Teathers Financial (TEA) and possibly Inspirit (INSP) as well. I warn you that I use bad language in this bonus podcast as I am furious with the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation over this appalling failure.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 40 degree heat with the snakes including Phil Crawford of Lombard Risk

Published 342 days ago

I start with the murder of Jo Cox MP and the disgusting way EU suporters are using it to lie and smear as you can read HERE. In Greece today it is 40 degrees plus and I am a sweating wreck after a session of olive pruning, braving the snakes which brings me to Phil "InterX" Crawford of Lombard Risk Management (LRM) and the question he has to answer NOW. Elsewhere I look at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) following up on this piece, C-Dialogues (CDOG), XCite Energy (XEL) - all shout Timber!!!!!! - Scancell (SCLP) and the uber dog Mkango Resources (MKA).

Shoe Zone - no slip up with results

Published 342 days ago

Value footwear retailer with 518 stores across the UK and Ireland, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its half year ended 2nd April 2016 and that “the group has traded in line with management's expectations since the period end and the board continues to look to the future with confidence”. Its another solid share tip from us but there is more to come.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - one week to Brexit?

Published 343 days ago

Well fingers crossed anyway - I cannot claim to be hiding my views! The Mrs flies back to the UK today so normal full work service resumes tonight. Pro tem I have comments on Vast Resources (VAST), Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), PHSC (PHSC), XCite Energy (XEL), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Totally (TLY) and Skil Ports & Logistics (SPL).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - is Highlands Natural the biggest scam on the AIM casino?

Published 344 days ago

In today's bearcast I start with a brief look at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), explaining why I knew it was a wrong 'un as soon as I saw who its management team included. I have two follow up articles on today's collapse to come but suffice to say that at anything above a couple of pence its shares are a slam dunk sell. I also look at Aureus Mining (AUE), cover Servelec (SERV) and what it says about equities in general. Steve covers it in detail very well HERE. Then it is onto Fitbug (FITB) and how today's scandal at Thor Mining (THR) begs AIM for a big change in the rules to stop mug punters getting shafted as poor Paul Scott was at Cyan (CYAN). I also have another warning of doom and more questions for Lord Tim Razzall of disgraced Boxhill (BOX) - target price 0p.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Oy Oy Paul Scott - what the feck is happening at TrakM8

Published 345 days ago

Why are shares in TrakM8 (TRAK) plunging. This is not a "Winni-wobble." The company needs to make a statement either officially or via its spokesman on earth, Paul Scott. Elsewhere, after a visit to Mistra which was amazing, I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP), death merely postponed, Avanti Communications (AVN ) - ditto - Edenville Energy (EDL) ditto and Cyan (CYAN) where I explain who is shafting Joe Retail: brokers and management. 

Don't be a Bulletin Board Moron - get free copy of new Tom Winnifrith book

Published 346 days ago

Get the new ebook by Tom Winnifrith out next week, 22 Mistakes ALL investors in shares must avoid (Don't be a Bulletin Board Moron). ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY WITHIN 24 HOURS

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 1200 Miss World Contestants and Harriet Harman are on stage and you MUST go on a date with 1 of them - who would you pick?

Published 346 days ago

The Mrs is sitting in the room and thinks my analogy is a bit sexist. Fecking political correctness gone mad, that is what I say. In today's bearcast I cover, in some detail, African Potash (AFPO), Avanti Communications (AVN) and Fitbug (FITB).

Fusionex What’s Wrong with the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange?

Published 347 days ago

Many years ago, in order to close a short position in Leeds United after it had gone bust, I bought stock for a nominal sum off Leeds City Council, and remember thinking it a little strange that it had invested tax payers hard earned cash in such a dodgy enterprise.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The warnings of Soros & the Wonderful Mrs

Published 347 days ago

Struggling to think what to say, the Mrs suggests that I tell you how wonderful she is. That is surely self evident. I then move onto Carolyn Fairbairn the head of the CBI who is not wonderful. She is in fact truly ghastly as I explain. Then it is onto the grim warnings from George Soros, amazing poll data from France and how we should reposition our portfolios accordingly.

Notes from Underground: Scam capital of the World

Published 347 days ago

Today's story by Cynical Bear regarding Leni Gas Cuba's move to the TSX Venture Exchange from the ISDX brings back some old memories.  The TSX Venture Exchange is the successor to the wild west run Vancouver Stock Exchange, which Forbes magazine called "The Scam Capital of the World." 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Good journalism is not insider dealing & how to make money when we win the Brexit vote

Published 348 days ago

I start with a look at how in stockmarket terms insanity begets insanity. No this is not how David Lenigas thinks of me and my mother but our case study here is Highland Natural Resources (HNR). I think explain why good journalism, that is to say breaking stories that are price sensitive, is not breaking the law. Finally as the polls move our way I ponder how you make money when team Brexit wins the EU referendum. One reason why I think we might win is how Labour voters are shifting and that is covered in a podcast on my own website HERE.

Avesco - very strong results still a buy

Published 348 days ago

Avesco Group (AVS) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2016 and that “with net debt now at historically low levels and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to come over the summer, the outlook for the group remains very positive”.

Distil, FY results good now watch operational gearing kick in big time!

Published 348 days ago

Distil (DIS), the owner of premium drinks brands including Blackwoods Gin and Vodka, RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blavod Black Vodka, Diva Vodka and Jago's Vanilla Cream Liqueur, has announced results for its year ended 31stMarch 2016 and that “we look forward to further growing revenues and expanding the reach of our brands over the coming year”.

Friday Caption Contest: Morbidly Obese 3 legged cat on Farage

Published 349 days ago

I, Tom Winnifrith, may be in Greece and have voted anyway so what about those yet to vote such as my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley? Oakley scored last night's Boris vs the three witches contest as a win for Brexit but what about Farage's showing earlier in the week. The best caption for the picture below wins a signed photo from Oakley. The deadline is midnight tonight (Friday). Post away in the comments section.  

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Boxhill now not an invitation to sell but an obligation - it goes legal

Published 349 days ago

We start with Boxhill (BOX) chaired by Lord Razzall who still refuses to answer 10 questions from Cynical Bear. The company has now gone legal. It is utterly uninvestable. Then I look at Wandisco (WAND) - which schmucks backed its placing today? I also cover FastJet (FJET), Fox Marble (FOX) and Nighthawk (HAWK)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ahead of a trip to Paddy's House

Published 350 days ago

The excitement mounts - we are soon off to vist the house of superhero Paddy Leigh Fermor as I explain HERE. Ahead of that I look at: Ascent Resources (AST), Volex (VLX), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), African Potash (AFPO), Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), Fastjet (FJET). Aureus Mining (AUE) and China New Energy (CNEL).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast- China Fraud specialist Paul Shackleton & the accounts cock up at Croma

Published 351 days ago

He has emerged again from under another stone. Now at disgraced WH Ireland (WHI), Shackleton represent a company called Croma (CSSG) which has not covered itself in glory today. I take a detailed look under its bonnet. Ho Ho ho. I do the same for Ambrian (AMBR) where Richard "piggy" Chase once worked and then discuss Nyota (NYO) which he trainwrecked suggesting a fair price for the placing it urgently needs. Ouch! And there are a few words on corporate governance, executive greed and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO)

Tom Winnifrith's shortest bearcast ever: putting the Mrs first & flagging up Advanced Oncotherapy is "in sights"

Published 352 days ago

This is, I think, my shortest bearcast ever as I flag up that Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is "in sights". Sorry Malcolm but it is acceptable to be bearish on a cancer stock. But the real message is that the Mrs is now looking very big and its time to put her first.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: On the toast rack are CIC Gold, xCite and Gulf Keystone & what's happening at TrakM8?

Published 353 days ago

There may not be a bearcast tomorrow. It is all down to the arrival of the Mrs as I explain. Meanwhile I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP) and XCite (XEL). The best time to kick a man is when he is down. So says Evil Knievil. And that applies to these two oilers where events are moving fast and the shares are near enough certs to be toast already. CIC Gold (CICG) is in an even worse state and today's RNS is a shambles. The curse of boy scout mugger Stuart Bromley strikes again. It is doomed. Then I discuss what, if anything, is wrong at TrakM8 (TRAK). Then a question raised by the share price move on Friday at ADVFN (AFN).

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week - I am Spartacus, No you are all Tom Winnifrith

Published 354 days ago

Cynical Bear has discovered a gem of madness on the LSE Asylum. It seems that if anyone posts a bearish piece on this website it does not matter who the author is named as, the piece was actually written by me, Indeed I am a busy chap because such loons are also convinced that I spend my entire day posting bearish comments on various bulletin boards under various nom de plumes. Hmmmmm why get paid to write when you can post crap for free...why didn't I think of that before?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Inspired by a wavering wife: the full case for Brexit on June 23

Published 354 days ago

My wife is wavering as to how she should vote on June 23rd. I hope I answer her points in this podcast as well as many others and explain why a Britain outside the EU would be better off, more democratic and more open to being part of a wider world. A free Britain can stand on its own two feet and thrive and be a far better member of the world community. I do hope that you all ignore the horrible smears and lies from Project Fear and vote, as I have done already, for Brexit on June 23.

Begbies Traynor - good bolt on: buy

Published 354 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced an initial £2 million, and up to £4.625 million, acquisition of Pugh & Co, the largest firm of commercial property auctioneers operating outside of London, with regular auctions held in Leeds and Manchester.

Notes from Underground: Who are the real rats and snakes?

Published 354 days ago

Over on TomWinnifrith.com, Tom writes about the latest person who has annoyed the Daily Mail (and thus, Tom), drinking ouzo down the Kambos pub, and waging the WW III against snakes and rats.

Fox Marble Results - no shock we knew they would be poor: the shares remain a buy

Published 354 days ago

Having previously warned, calendar year 2015 results from Fox Marble (FOX) are unsurprisingly “disappointing”, though the Kosovo and Macedonia quarrier emphasises that it is now“seeing the results of our efforts in establishing our product in key marketplaces throughout the world and the benefit or having our marble actually installed in developments”.

Good news indeed from IRC for Petropavlovsk - buy

Published 355 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has welcomed latest news from its Hong Kong-listed associate company, IRC, as “a significant step forward in bringing K&S into full commercial production during Q3 2016”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - where has all the money gone at Teather's Financial?

Published 355 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at Inspirit (INSP) and Teathers Financial (TEA) and the common threads that show why both bring shame on AIM and are uninvestable. I then look at Teathers and ask where has all the money gone and what is it trying to hide? And I explain to two prize twits what a flip flop means. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - sticking it to Mayair, Jupiter Energy and in fact all Australians bar Kylie

Published 356 days ago

In today's podcast I start with a few words on Greece as I head up to the Greek Hovel and the snakes. Then I move through TrakM8 (TRAK), Avanti Communications (AVN) and onto Boxhill (BOX). Lord Razzall: we will give you the day off to compose a resignation (in disgrace) letter, there are two more bombshells for you but they can wait until the weekend. I look at Bushveld (BMN), Jupiter Energy (JPRL) - and what its crisis says about oil companies in general - and finally I spend a good time taking apart Mayair Group (MAYA)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Times Newspaper, financial journalists are part of the problem not the solution to crooked markets

Published 357 days ago

I start by analysing a very odd paragraph concerning Aureus Mining (AUE) in the Times Market Report. Then it is onto Boxhill (BOX) which is a zero, Lord Tim Razzall you are "in sights" there is more to come. Then it is onto Armadale (ACP), Purecircle (PURE) and FastJet (FJET), oh Duck & Dive where are you? It's time to say "sorry TW was right, as usual - I am sorry for daring to suggest that his analysis was wrong."

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end May update

Published 357 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Boxhill, Avanti, Eden, the race to ZERO

Published 358 days ago

Ho Ho Ho, documents regarding Boxhill (BOX) have now arrived at Sheriff Towers. Can you hear me Lord Tim Razzall, are you sweating yet? I think Boxhill will beat Avanti Communications (AVN) and Eden Research (EDEN) to zero but all three are fighting hard to win and are discussed in detail. I look at Ascent (AST), Fusionex (FXI), Falcon Acquisitions (FAL) and Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL). Woof Woof Mark Gustafson.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Saying the unsayable - Advanced Oncotherapy is surely a massive sell

Published 359 days ago

You can't be critical of shares in companies that are fighting cancer or of ones beloved by Bulletin Board Morons and Malcolm Stacey. Yes I can! Sorry but shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are surely a stonking sell. Then I cover PCG Entertainment (PCGE), and with reference to Teathers (TEA) I look at Boxhill (BOX) which will go to zero one way or another. I have a few comments on Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) but flag up that I am penning a piece tomorrow

Gulf Keystone Petroleum - Revelations: The Final Judgement

Published 360 days ago

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

It is with no small sense of humility that I disclose a token short position in Gulf Keystone Petroleum.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Answering the Question asked by the Daily Mail

Published 360 days ago

I prepare for a celebration lunch with lefties in the grim North. Woe is me. But my mind wanders to what else was happening in 1966? I am really not on the ball today. Then I ask how can we say that investors are protected if fraudster Rob Terry can raise cash for his Knob Park ponzi via crowdfunding? Then I answer the question in today's Daily Mail (a loathsome rag) - in a low interest rate era should you pay off your mortgage?

Highlands Natural Resources begs to be shorted

Published 361 days ago

Every once in a while a share price goes ballistic for no discernable reason other than retail investors firmly grasping the wrong end of the stick. Invariably reality soon sets in, and although timing is a bit hit and miss, shorting such situations almost always pays off.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My Grandfather will spin in his grave as my father & I vote on Brexit today

Published 361 days ago

I am back in the UK for the 50th Wedding Anniversary of my in-laws but on the way to the Grim North today my father says that he will be filling out his Brexit referendum postal vote in front of me. Touche, I have my papers too and will fill in my vote. Back in 1975 my father's father was a spokesman for leave. He will be spinning in his grave as his son, but not his grandson, votes today. I discuss that. Then I move onto Nick Hewer trying to stop old folks being scammed by unregulated boiler rooms. But what about regulated scammers. I go back to poor Mr Bagot, WH Ireland (WHI) and John Molyneux a broker who has retired a rich man having trashed the savings of Mr Bagot and others. Why is Molyneux not being hauled up before someone? What message does that send out?

Notes from Underground: The Circle Game

Published 361 days ago

OMG. This week's top 10 literally contains of Chris Oil, Brexit, Globo, Paul Scott, Quindell, plus Bearcasts. It's a perfect storm of ShareProphet's reader fantasies. At our next staff retreat/Global Shorting Conspiracy meeting, I'm going to suggest to Tom that he just dedicates his Bearcast each day to one of those topics: Monday: Chris Oil, Tuesday: Quindell, etc.

Reach4Entertainment - results: buy

Published 362 days ago

New York and London theatre and entertainment media company, Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results from a “milestone” 2015 and is now “confident that the company has a solid platform from which to progress in the coming years”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Sam Antar accounting lessons, for me, Rob Terry & Lombard

Published 362 days ago

Recording in Kalamata, I have one last day in sunny Greece before I head back to the UK for five days of family time. Boo hiss.  I start with another reminder of how thick some AIM folk are - London Capital (LCG). Then I look at the different way that private and public businesses account for profits running through how Sam Antar cooked the books at Crazy Eddie's. That makes me reflect on accruals causing me to examing the balance sheet of Lombard Risk (LRM) as Phil "InterX" Crawford drives it onto the rocks and also how Robert Simon Terry accounted for industrial deafness, something that will send him to gaol.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast- Some folks trading AIM stocks are so fecking stupid: I don't believe it

Published 363 days ago

I was pruning my first olive tree of the day and heard a noise behind me. Fearing the worst I turned and it was a tortoise which just sat there blinking at me. It was a special moment. That tortoise is smarter than idiots buying Circle Oil (COP) shares today. FFS how thick some folks are. Then I move onto Nature Group (NGR), Boxhill (BOX), Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), Gable (GAH) and Wishbone (WSBN). Then a section on a PR man telling me what I should or should not be writing about Watchstone (WTG) The fecking cheeky bastard should stick to being an evil spinmeister and leave journalism to the professionals. Maybe PRs dont want us writing about an admission of £100 million fraud on AIM and would rather we just eprinted their lies/press releases? It is just not the way I work!

Distil - US clearance received for RedLeg spiced rum which means...

Published 363 days ago

I am not a great lover of rum but the US market is much bigger in both absolute and relative to population terms than the British one. It matters. Thus it is good news that Distil's (DIS) RedLeg spiced rum has been approved for sale in the USA by the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the TTB.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A bad day for family Bick as Gable crashes & UKOG places ( Told Ya!)

Published 364 days ago

I start off with Avanti Communications (AVN) the spoof share purchase by uber bombastic CEO David "taffy" Williams and Lucian celebrating as the shares slide. Then it is onto a bad day for the Bick brothers. Baby Bick spins for Gable (GAH), Thirsty Bick spins for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and I comment on both. I touch on POS Magnolia (MAGP) where it is almost certainly placing ahoy then it is onto LXB Retail (LXB), Prospex Oil (PXOG), Hostelworld (HSW) and finally a detailed comment on Nyota (NYO).

Paul Scott's fantasy - let's get this straight

Published 364 days ago

Given how a number of followers of lyin' Paul Scott went onto twitter last night to retweet or like tweets about me which were simply untrue I feel the need to publish a private email which, I fear, shows that the blogger wwas just making things up. I do so merely to protect my own reputation. It all stems from Cyan.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Dealing with the PLC Bullshitters like Lorne from FastForward

Published 365 days ago

More stilly tweets from free speech deniers Paul Scott prompt a further defence of an unmuzzled press. I deal with Paul's bizarre conversion to totalitarianism and Cyan in a seperate podcast here. Lorne Ebony of FastForward (FFWD) asks you to accept that black is white. It isn't and his shares are a sell. I look at Gable (GAH) where a free press that warned you all is vindicated. Maybe some folks think I should not have let you know? I cover Marks & Spencer (MKS) and its problems before dealing with grossly overvalued Nyota (NYO) and its boardroom coup.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Eden I am not "warned off" - results out - it is a fraud

Published 365 days ago

Eden Research (EDEN) had results yesterday. Drunken Sailor says that BB Morons reckon that I have been warned off with legal threats and so am not saying anything. Au contraire, I just missed them. I'd love to see the Eden bitchez in court, It all ended so well for them and the 3DM motherfuckers last time they tried it on in 2005 did it not? So for the avoidance if doubt Eden's results show that it committed wholesale fraud in 2015 as is its wont, it will run out of other people's cash by Christmas 2017 and is a worthless piece of crap as I explain in the podcast. If PR oaf Paul "Queenie" McManus wants to keep briefing the morons that I am scared so be it. The facts are otherwise.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast for Paul Scott - this is why moral journalists break news of placings - ref Cyan Scoop

Published 365 days ago

Paul Scott is slating me for breaking news of the Cyan (CYAN) placing which the company has now confirmed in a grudging sort of manner. I examine why Paul is upset but explain why his argument is flawed and why he needs to direct his ire at the company not at me. Ever since there have been financial journalists our job has been to break stories of placings, bids and profits warnings. I explain why that is the moral thing to do and exactly why it was the moral thing to do to break the Cyan placing today. I've been breaking such stories as a financial journalist for 25 years. I am bloody good at it and so have no plans to stop. It is one of the few things I do which I can say, without doubt, is morally right. My snake encounter article, I mention in the podcast, is HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a Globo loser wants me to work for him for free!

Published 366 days ago

Jeepers what a fantasist. He is probably related to yesterday's Scouse fantasist. Get in the real world chaps. Moving on, in today's podcast I cover: IGAS (Igas), Highland Natural Resources (HNR), Guscio (GUSC), Armadale Capital (ACP), Chamberlin (CMH), Cyan (CYAN), Management Resources (MRS), Imaginatik (IMTK) and Mr Robert Simon Terry, the serial fraudster.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the facts of life for a whinger from the Liverpool welfare safaris

Published 367 days ago

I start by putting one scouser straight on how things work in the real world. Then it is onto DDD Group, China Norfolk Aquatic Foods (AFG), Glenwick (GWIK), Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA), Wishbone (WSBN), R4E (R4E) - go Dr Hon! -  and Gulf Keystone (GKP).

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast - some porn from the Hovel in Greece today for Paul Roberts, Justin the Clown & other Welsh listeners

Published 368 days ago

Finally, the grass cutters have arrived at the Greek Hovel and I have a couple of pictures to delight Paul Roberts of Stockomendation, Justin the Clown and other Welsh listeners. Then I move onto why I am bearish about shares, it's about earnings but also debt. 

Safestyle motoring ahead on our share tip after great AGM update

Published 368 days ago

Shares in Safestyle UK (SFE) are heading further higher on the back of an AGM update including that “the group's new financial year has begun very well” and that it is “confident that the group will deliver excellent results for 2016”.

Avanti Communications PLC: Circling the Drain

Published 368 days ago

At the UK Investor show last month, during a discussion of Avanti (AVN), I listed a random sample of the many instances where the company has made statements which later prove to be wildly optimistic, or are contradictory to earlier ones. Last week’s 3rd quarter update, 16 May, provides another gem: It states:

Waterman - a cracking trading update: BUY!

Published 368 days ago

Engineering and environmental consultancy group Waterman (WTM) has updated that revenue during the first nine months of its year (to end June 2016) is up 10%, that it continues to anticipate “a significant increase” in adjusted operating margin and that it now expects year-end net cash will be above the current market forecast.

Daniel Stewart mortgages itself again. How’s that 10p a share price target doing, Rob Terry?

Published 368 days ago

A curious filing has appeared at Companies House with regard to our dear friends at Daniel Stewart (DAN), the formerly AIM-listed company which used to be a Nomad, used to have a Nomad and which is still a Broker. Back in January a debenture in favour of the mysterious Asian outfit Epsilon appeared at Companies House: it seems that the parent company had entered into an arrangement with its largest shareholder in return for a charge over all its assets, as was covered at the time by Tom Winnifrith. Now we appear to have one covering all the assets of the only operating subsidiary.

Notes from Underground: Yes we Khan

Published 368 days ago

Last week I promised you a love letter to new London mayor Sadiq Khan. Actually, I don't have much to say about him other than if he drives Tom so mad, he must have some redeeming qualities. TW Note, I said I was glad Khan won, check your facts beardie,

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Even Cheryl Cole knows ( from personal experience) that George Osborne is talking bollocks on Brexit & House Prices

Published 369 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.

Some good news from Fox Marble...its about time!

Published 369 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced that its “order book has increased to €3.9 million for the year” and developments offering further potential.

R4E - Hon up to 17%, no make that 18%, shares up to 2.2-2.25p, still cheap

Published 370 days ago

Shares in R4E (R4E) have raced ahead to 2,2-2.25p on news that Gate Ventures, the vehicle of controversial entrepreneur Johnny Hon has taken its holding up to 17%.  No make that 18%, the TR1's come thick and fast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - why wont African Potash answer my fecking questions?

Published 370 days ago

In a very British way I start by complaining about the weather. Right now it is sheeting it down here in Greece. Then onto Plethora/Regent Pacific before tackling what the phrase "little or no value" actually means ref Circle Oil (COP). Then onto African Potash (AFPO) and I answer the questions it will not. Target price 0p. 

Buy Jim Mellon's Port Erin?

Published 370 days ago

Tom Winnifrith recently suggested that Port Erin Biopharma (PEBI) has gone limp because of pessimism about Plethora's premature ejaculation treatment. Cynical Bear says be suspicious of sub-scale investment companies on AIM, full of related party transactions and corporate overheads. So… obviously the moronic thing to do is pile in, right? But still, I am long Port Erin, at least when the price is right (sub 4p). Here’s why.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - so what happened to Plethora?

Published 371 days ago

I don't feel like writing today. This is what i want to be doing. But ahead of that I start by clarifying what I think of Matt Lofgran of Nostra Terra (NTOG). Then I look at what happened to Plethora (PLE) and that explains in part why shares in Port Erin (PEBI) have tanked. Then I touch on Thomas Cook (TCG) and prepare for ouzo o'clock when Environmental Recycling (ENRT) goes bust as I explained yesterday. Following that piece the shares are the biggest fallers today. Finally I have a warning for shareholders in African Potash (AFPO). Incoming! That is when I can be arsed.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 3 China frauds, Golden Saint scam and Jim Mellon's Port Erin

Published 372 days ago

I start with more news on frigana cutting. I am a sweaty wreck after a day of mega slashing as I "take it out" on various folks in the City. Then I cover Asian Citrus (ACHL), Jiasen (JSI) and Taihua (TAIH) before I move onto Johnny Hon and R4E (R4E) then the scams and scum at Golden Saint Resources (GSR) - why won't PR fecking genius Steffi tell us about her shares? Then it is onto doomed Outsourcery (OUT) and then, as we expect more news tonight on Uramin, I ask a few questions about Port Erin (PEBI) another vehicle of my friend Jim Mellon. Oh and there is bad news for a company trying hard to bring jobs and wealth to the grim Northern welfare safaris, DX Group (DX). Moral of the story, let them rot, stick to doing business in the hard working South.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Why Malcolm Stacey is 100% wrong on Commercial Property stocks

Published 372 days ago

Earlier today Malcolm wrote a buy note on Land Securities (LAND). In this podcast I explain why I disagree with his analysis of that stock but also of the wider commercial property market in light of recent news.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: bad language alert I am in a fecking awful mood

Published 373 days ago

I was in a great mood this morning. I am now in an awful mood and explain why. After that I cover Ten Alps (TAL), Lakehouse (LAKE), Inspirit (INSP), Alecto Minerals (ALO) and Imaginitik (IMTK). I am now off to slash some more fecking frigana while thinking about certain folks in the Square Mile.

Video: Dragon's Den 3 from UK Investor Show - Premaitha, Asiamet et al

Published 373 days ago

In the third Dragon's Den session at UK Investor Show the Dragons were myself (Tom Winnifrith) Steve Moore and Brian Kinane. The companies pitching were United Cacao (CHOC), Premaitha (NIPT), ECR Minerals (ECR), Forbidden Technology (FBT) and Asiamet Resources (ARS)

Tragic News: Chris Oil Quits blogging & twitter - His top 14 "new media moments" listed

Published 373 days ago

The petty criminal, market abuser and deluded fantasist Chris Oil has announced that he is to quit social media and to stop posting on his tedious blog. He fails to explain why but he has put out a pompous statement on his blog echoed in a tweet. I bring you highlights of Oil's two years on Social Media below but first his blog statement which reads:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ryanair's Michael O'Leary hoisted on his own fecking EU £315m petard - rejoice!

Published 374 days ago

The link is in the side bar but Ryanair (RYA) Euro loon Michael O'Leary  is today hoisted on his own £315 million EU petard. Fecking excellent news. Elsewhere I look at the piece of Turkish that is Golden Saint Resources (GSR) - still pissing away £3k a month on PR genius Steffi - as it heads for insolvency again. Then it is onto Nighthawk (HAWK) and Trinity Exploration (TRIN) and the problems for banks that lend to oil companies. Then I refer to HSS Hire (HSS) and cover Andalas (ADL) again as its shares sink like a stone. They have a lot further to sink, sell now!

Video: Tom Winnifrith grills Johnny Hon at UK Investor Show

Published 374 days ago

In this interview I put controversial Mr Hon of Gate Ventures (GATE) fame on the spot about the Gate fiasco on AIM, the Chinese economy ( a bubble?) and about China fraud on AIM. Enjoy

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

Published 374 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: Tom Winnifrith on why David Lenigas should be drummed off AIM from UK Investor show

Published 374 days ago

This was recorded before the summer truce and so that really is it from me on Big Dave. He can site on his luxury yacht checking out the birds in Monaco, I shall sit in my Greek Hovel, clocking the snakes and rats and not having to meet another human all day. I think we can safely say that neither of us would want to swap! I hope we both have a relaxing and stress free summer. Anyhow here's the video from the show. Enjoy.

Video: Tom Winnifrith Introductory Remarks at UK Investor Show

Published 374 days ago

I cant remember if I said anything of any interest whatsoever in this short introduction so this is possibly the most boring video of all from UK Investor Show. But, as in that 2014 classic from the UK's most talented chanteuse and original creative mind, "I don't care".

Video: Nigel Wray, TW, Chris Bailey & Paul Jourdan at UK Investor Show - value investing

Published 374 days ago

After Saracens European triumph on Saturday I imagine that Nigel Wray will be a happy man. He was at the centre of the value investing panel at UK Investor Show with Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit, Paul Jourdan of Amati and myself, Tom Winnifrith. Enjoy

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Petroceltic's O'Cathain blames others - bring out the piano wire for him

Published 375 days ago

I start with a few comments on Brexit The Movie, noting how the EU has screwed the little guy across the continent but especially here in Greece. Then it is onto the pathetic bleatings of Mr O'Cathain of Petroceltic (PCI) and also a demented analyst from Cenkos. Both deserve piano wire. But what lessons do we learn from the wipeout of Petroceltic and their dismal attempt to gain forgiveness? 

Notes from Underground: Four Strong Winds

Published 375 days ago

In a more perfect world you would be looking at a picture of yours truly gladhanding the governor of the Bank Of England, Euro loon Mark Carney, in this space.

e-Therapeutics - more on that transaction to re-buy Searchbolt: were the rotting kippers stuffed with rotting pickled anchovies?

Published 375 days ago

Tom Winnifrith has already stuck the knife into e-Therapeutics (ETX) over its related party deal to re-buy Searchbolt – a company it had previously spun off as non-core (see HERE). Noting the lack of recent accounts, following an extension of its accounting period, there have been no numbers since the period ending July 2014 – figures which were filed very late (14 months post period), and which showed net current assets of MINUS £12,615 and net assets of MINUS £166,078 and £831,528 of losses had been racked up over about seven years (with about £45,000 during the year to July 2014).

Fox Marble placing - we take part: the shares are a buy

Published 375 days ago

Kosovo and Macedonia quarrier Fox Marble (FOX) has announced financing developments – including a conditional £2 million gross placing at 10p per share and we took part in a small way. The funding is:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Darren a fecking genius, Uramin scandal explodes & Malcolm wrong on Advanced Oncotherapy?

Published 376 days ago

I had a really weird computer snag which threatened to stop play. Luckily pizza hardman Darren Atwater can be a fecking genius and talked me through a solution. After that digression I move onto Uramin, possibly the biggest mining scandal for decades. It moved up a notch yesterday with events in France now moving apace. Oooh er missus. Finally I explain my concerns about Malcolm Stacey's bullishness on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). It may well demonstrate many sad truths about how new tech often plays out.

GW Pharmaceuticals. A Drug Fueled Valuation at £1.2 billion

Published 376 days ago

A glance at the chart of GW Pharmaceuticals (GWP), the developer of Cannabis based cures for a variety of diseases, since its appearance on AIM some fifteen years ago perfectly demonstrates the fact that when it comes to ramping and promoting drug companies the health obsessed Americans have no equal.

Minoan, a setback but only a temporary one: buy

Published 377 days ago

Minoan (MIN) disappointingly announced after hours Tuesday that two appeals have been lodged following the issue of the Presidential Decree granting land use approval for its project in Crete.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Nicotine Clean for 2 days under 3 months

Published 377 days ago

Yup I am still clean and 99.9% of the time very glad to be. But I know that if I have just one fag it will be all over. So I will not. I digress. Today's podcast covers my little internet difficulties here in Kambos then goes onto Aureus Mining (AUE), Circle Oil (COP), IGAS (IGAS), LGO Energy (LGO) and Gulf Keystone (GKP). Finally I urge regular listener Marcus Stuttard, head of the oxymorons at AIM Regulation, to read the utterly shocking Phil Edmonds and Andrew Groves tale HERE as it shows what a shite job the bogus Sheriff is doing.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I saw a snake & have a photo and this is a cracking bearcast BTW

Published 378 days ago

I shall put the photo up later on TomWinnifrith.com but this is the first snake of the current greek trip - day 6 and one down!. I am a modest man, as you know, but feel that I have little to be modest about in saying that this really is a most excellent podcast covering Nostra Terra (NTOG), Avanti Communications (AVN) and a new lawyers letter,, Outsourcery (OUT) and LGO Energy (LGO) all in some detail. 

Berkeley Energia - spectacular fund raise news - we upgrade big time

Published 378 days ago

In that rarest of moves for an AIM-listed company, Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced new financing from a major shareholder which includes new equity at a premium to the currently prevailing share price. Following several months of due diligence, mining-focused private equity firm Resource Capital Funds is to provide $5 million through a 0.375% net smelter royalty and a further $5 million for new shares at 32p each. The latter compares to a closing high share price since 2013 of 31.75p earlier this month and a pre placing close of 30.25p – these up from 26p at the start of the year and more than 50% on our share tip.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - e-Therapeutics this stinks like a pile of rotting kippers at the height of summer

Published 379 days ago

In this podcast I start with Baby Bear, Graham Neary, and why he is wrong on Fastjet (FJET). The trouble is that he is being too nice. Baby, try to remember that we bears are meant to be complete and utter bastards. I then discuss my own Greek planning woes and those of Minoan (MIN). Then it is onto e-therapeutics (ETX) and today's RNS which stinks to high heaven. This is now an A1 bargepole stock. I then cover Atlas African (AAI), Andalas (ADL) - what price the next placing?  - Hague London (HNL) and MX Oil (MXO) again what price its next placing? 0.1p looks about right to me.

Video Adam Reynolds with Tom Winnifrith at UK Investor Show

Published 379 days ago

In this session Adam Reynolds and I discussed how to value shells and when to invest, issues of management, AIM investment companies and of course Optibiotix (OPTI), New World Oil & Gas (NEW), Frontier (FRI), and Premaitha (NIPT). Enjoy.

MX Oil shares collapse as Mexico revokes licenses, BB Morons blame it on Tom Winnifrith

Published 379 days ago

According to Reuters the Mexican Government has revoked six oil licenses because the companies awarded the blocks did not in fact meet qualifying criteria. This appears to wipe out the Mexican asset base of MX oil (MXO). Oh dear.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a Nightmare about bars in Sunderland Edition

Published 380 days ago

A reader says that ahead of bearcast he now gets an advert for bars in Sunderland. Poor fellow. Perhaps he should move from the welfare safaris of the grim North to the hard working South of England? I discuss this and then move onto Nyota Minerals (NYO), Aureus Mining (AUE), Driver Group (DRV), Harvest Minerals (HMI) and - in detail - the piece of excrement that is African Potash (AFPO).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 9 May - Iofina, No, no, no, Mr Market all wrong

Published 381 days ago

I end with a summary of the wildlife diversity encountered today at the Greek hovel as I start pruning the olive trees. I start with Iofina (IOF) where the numbers are ghastly, this is a ramp built on sand. I also cover China Africa (CAF), Opera (OPRA), Bango (BGO) and Optibiotix (OPTI). But my mind is really on the manual labour that lies ahead here in the mountains of Greece

UK Investor Show Video - Tom Winnifrith explains market abuse..case study Chris Oil

Published 381 days ago

In this presentation I explained how laws on insider dealing and market abuse worked and what they were exactly. I used Chris Oil as a case study showing why the little twerp should be facing a mega fine and a jail term.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 8 May -Don't fall into the trap Malcolm (Stacey) admit that facts have changed

Published 382 days ago

In today's podcast I chide my colleague Malcolm over an article he runs tomorrow on Inmarsat (ISAT). He makes the mistake, as we all do, of failing to accept that facts have changed. I explain why Inmarsat is certainly NOT a buy but then also reflect on why J Hon Esq makes the same error on China and on why I am so bearish on equities and, in accepting that, why the case for gold grows stronger.

Notes from Underground - Sobriety

Published 382 days ago

The Old Bill got back to me regarding last week's tag-team event, Lucian Miers & Paul Scott vs some drunk. As the gentleman in question had no prior entalglements with the police, and was shocked by his behavior when he sobered up, he was given a caution and cut loose.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 7 May - back in Greece & despairing of humanity

Published 383 days ago

I have landed in Kalamata and start with a look at where Greece is now. My friend John the bike man seems to have gone bust. He is not alone. There is a three-day general strike underway but the EU reckons that Greece has solved all its problems? The EU is the problem, or rather the Euro is. Then I look at why I sometimes despair of humanity and notably some of the people in the world of small caps and AIM. I am taking it easy for the summer as a result. Finally some praise for Marcus Stuttard the bogus Sheriff of AIM but then also some criticism and suggestions re African Potash (AFPO) and Ascent Resources (AST)

Avanti - keep selling

Published 383 days ago

I note that Avanti’ Communicvations' (LSE:AVN) share price has fallen back since it was covered in detail by Tom, myself, Matt Earl and Evil at last week’s UK Investor Show.

Avocet Mining, A Gold Plated Version of Petroceltic

Published 383 days ago

Shares in troubled gold miner Avocet Mining (AVM) more than doubled the other day as its first quarter production update showed an increase of 3,149 oz at a cash cost of $925 per oz, $169 lower than the preceding period.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - distracted by a fascist in the wind and a vet's visit

Published 384 days ago

The distractions are explained in the podcast and the fascist in the wind link is HERE. In the main podcast I look at Ascent (AST), Ncondezi Energy (NCCL), Forbidden Tech (FBT), Interserve (IRV), John Lewis of Hungerford (JLH) and Avanti Communications (AVN). Tomorrow I head to Greece

1Spatial, Results and Confident Statement: Buy

Published 384 days ago

1Spatial (SPA) has announced results for its year ended 31st January 2016 and that it “looks forward to the future with confidence”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 5 May - the Great LGO Spoof worked! Well for now anyway!

Published 385 days ago

In reflective mood on election day I cover just a few companies. Falanx (FLX) where we backed the placing and the shares have tanked! LGO Energy (LGO) where the morons were spoofed and death is postponed, Centrica where shareholders are paying for CEO crack, that is debt addiction and  Feedback (FDBK) which seems like a rum and coke to me. I also cover, en passant, Conroy after getting a pleasant ambush, but an ambush none the less, post dentists, from Ireland.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 3 days to Holiday: Yippee & Wildes is a comic genius

Published 386 days ago

In three days I shall be at the Greek Hovel with the snakes, losing weight as I engage in manual labour, leaving Steve in charge. Today I deal with silly emails from Brokerman Dan Levi. Plus ca change. In today's podcast I look at Metal Tiger (MTR) and Conroy Gold (CGNR), a company that really needs Metal's Midas touch. I look at Marechale capital (MAC), Fitbug (FITB), Arian Silver (AGQ), Wishbone (WSBN) and in detail Servision (SEV). And I have had a complaint to the FRC rejected. Drat.

Petropavlovsk: very busy bees indeed..

Published 386 days ago

There’s been news aplenty from Petropavlovsk (POG) in recent days and the bull case remains very much intact.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end April update

Published 386 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bullshitting Finals - Rose vs Linney vs Brokerman Dan vs Golden Saint

Published 387 days ago

Today's Bearcast contains bad language. Brokerman Dan Levi is not the only four letter word used. In it I cover Avocet Mining (AVM) and Waz Shakoor, Rose Petroloeum (ROSE), Outsourcery (OUT), Golden Saint Resources (GSR), Wishbone Gold (WSBN) and bullshitting by Brokerman Dan, New World Resources (BWR), African Potash (AFPO), the china fraud Jiasen (JSI), Blenheim (BNR) and Andalas (ADL) and bullshitting by Flip Flop Ben Turney, Big Gib and other rampers. As ever they are talking cock.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 2nd May - why I like gold & why we own what we own

Published 388 days ago

is this is a bullcast? We have 15% of our portfolio in gold becuase we are bearish about shares. Does that make sense? I discuss why you should own some physical gold and then why we own the shares we do, notably Petropavlovsk (POG), Ariana (AAU) and Wishbone (WSBN) but also much smaller amounts of Eurasia (EUA), Bluebird (BMV) and Armadale Capital (ACP)

Obtala Resources - Forestry Update & New Chairman Meeting: Buy

Published 388 days ago

First up, just a note that Obtala Resources (OBT) has confirmed that it has received the cash for selling a small part of its forestry portfolio. That is to say $900,000 is now in the kitty,a third of it two months ahead of schedule. That an AIM Company has to announce that money has arrived as per contract tells us everything you need to know about the state of AIM. Anyhow it is good news.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 1 May - I feel like Leicester City

Published 389 days ago

In this podcast I look back to yesterday's quite amazing UK Investor show. I explain why I feel like Leicester City and then reflect on some of the themes of the show, discussing some of the companies and some of the investment ideas running through my mind, twenty four hours later. Thank you to all who attended and especially to the many fplks who came up to say really nice things. It was appreciated.

Notes from Underground - Colour Me Interested

Published 389 days ago

You will all be pleased to know that nobody escorted me out of yesterday's UK Investor Show, but then again, Tom was pretty occupied.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast live from UK Investorshow

Published 390 days ago

Recorded live from UK Investor Show, today's bearcast. Plenty of bad language and of course Lenigas is a 4 letter word

R4E - In line trading statement: hang on and hold tight

Published 390 days ago

In announcing that calendar 2015 results will be published on May 25, R4E (R4E) has issued a pleasing, if brief, trading statement. Chairman David Stoller is quoted as saying:

Ocado - a compelling short

Published 390 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). 

London Stock Exchange Still in Denial on AIM

Published 390 days ago

I couldn’t make the London Stock Exchange (LSE) AGM on Wednesday but by all accounts it was more amenable than last year’s disgraceful affair at which bona fide shareholders were frisked and refused entry by boot faced, thuggish bouncers, but I am disappointed that the board still seems blissfully unaware of the reputational damage being inflicted on the LSE by the dysfunctional AIM Market.

FDM Group - very strong trading update

Published 391 days ago

FDM Group (FDM) has updated on “a strong operational and financial performance for the first quarter of 2016”, seeing that “the board remains confident of meeting its expectations for the full year”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 24 hours of hell to go

Published 391 days ago

24 hours to go to UK Investor and I am screaming at all comers, I really hate the days in the run up to the show. Anyhow (it will all be over tomorrow and I hope you have a great time. Can someone bring me a bottle of ouzo to dull the pain afterwards? On today's podcast I look at the Restaurant Group (RTN) and what its profits warning says about the economy and consumer behaviour. I look at David Lenigas associated shite Octagonal (OCT) and its rum and coke statement, Nighthawk (HAWK), London Capital (LCG), Igas (IGAS) and make a general observation about oil prices and oil stocks.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Chris Cleverley for Jail, African Potash for Insolvency

Published 391 days ago

responding to Chris Cleverley of African Potash (AFPO) starting to do soft interviews and the failure of his company to answer basic questions about Butterfly Corporate Finance I explain why Chris must go to prison for securities fraud and lying to investors and why his company must go bust, the only question is when net current assets go negative. One imagines Cleverley wants a bailout placing asap but who would be mad enough to get involved?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 28 April: Your boys took one hell of a beating

Published 392 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at Andalas Energy (ADL), Herencia (HER), Outsourcery (OUT), kenmare Resources (KMR), Acquatic Food (AFG) & Asian Citrus (ACH).

Berkeley Energia - good news from Spain sees us 40% up on this share tip

Published 392 days ago

Berkeley Energia* (BKY) has updated that a definitive feasibility study on its Salamanca uranium project “is well advanced and is due to be published in June”, with the company’s confidence emphasised by the commencement already of initial infrastructure work at the project.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special - Andalas past present and if it has a future

Published 392 days ago

In this podcast special I look at Andalas (ADL), the lessons for folks and also the future if it has one and where should the shares go and where will they go. All the clowns are in there, flip flop Ben Turney, the Sith Lord Zak "Judas" Mir,, Dave "rule breaker" Whitby and of course the crown prince of clowns, Justin the Clown himself

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 27 March - which is more shite Outsourcery or Blur?

Published 393 days ago

Hello to the chairman of the LSE and all other readers of this website and welcome to the daily podcast. In detail I look at Outsourcery (OUT) the crock of Turkish run by serial business failure Piers Linney and Blur (BLUR) the piece of Turkish run by uber-poltroon Phil Letts. Which is more worthless? Discuss. Having behaved myself with no bad language at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) AGM I am aware that my standards rather slipped in this podcast. You have been warned. I also cover MX Oil (MXO), Cambian (CMBN), Hunter Resources (HUN) and the uber Turkish Rose Petrooleum (ROSE) whose RNS today screams SELL - PLACING AHOY!

K3 - Acquisition & Placing: we are 130% up on this share tip but more to come

Published 393 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced an agreement to acquire Retail Support International ApS (known as DdD Retail), a fashion retail-focused provider of proprietary 'point of sale' technology, as well as a placing to raise £13.5 million gross (£12.8 million net) at 330p per share to fund the acquisition (an initial approx. £7 million) and for additional product enhancement opportunities and working capital.

Stock Exchange chairman Brydon tells AGM he reads Tom Winnifrith - as AIM Sheriff quizzes board

Published 393 days ago

Not only did I get into the AGM of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) but in response to one of my two questions chairman Donald Brydon fessed up to being a reader of my work, saying how glad he was that I had got in this year. And as I chatted to my new best friend afterwards up wandered the bogus Sheriff, Marcus Stuttard, head of the oxymorons at AIM Regulation and guess what?...He's a reader too.

Metal Tiger £1 million placing: can the morons line up to apologise to me

Published 394 days ago

Last week I broke the news that Metal Tiger (MTR) was working on a placing and that Andy Thacker at SI Capital was the broker doing the placing. I dont make things like this up and gave Mr Thacker a chanjce to comment before publishing. I was lambasted by BB Morons for making it up and was told the company would phone me over the weekend to tell me I was wrong. There was no placing, Metal needed no cash. I was accused of market abuse for saying there was a placing. Well guess what?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bad language, Oakley, Andalas, Linney & Isle of Man Edition

Published 394 days ago

This podcast contains bad language, please be warned. There are a couple of Isle of Man related issue and I then move onto: Snoozebox (ZZZ), Outsourcery (TOAST), Cambian (CMBN), Cobham (COB), earnings visibility and consumer spending patterns, Paul Scott, Nyota (NYO), Carpetright (CPR), Austin Reed and Falcon Acquisitions (FAL).

London Stock Exchange AGM Wednesday - 89% of you think LSE will stop Tom Winnifrith from asking questions

Published 394 days ago

I shall endeavour, as the owner of two shares, to gain admittance to the AGM of the London Stock Exchange tomorrow morning. Im coming up from Bristol so may be a few minutes late but I trust that Lucian will be there for the 10 AM kick off at the Banksters Hall but it seems that only 11% of you reckon that the crony capitalists will take my questions on AIM fraud. We asked how the LSE would treat me - having barred my last year as its press office lied: You said:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 25 April - In a very bad mood

Published 395 days ago

I can't say why but it concerns a greedy and selfish individual and I am now in a very bad mood indeed. In this brief podcast I cover Andalas (ADL), Avanti Communications (AVN), Outsourcery (OUT), African Potash (AFPO) and Butterfly Corporate Finance.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 24 April: More Brexit lies as fraudster Rob Terry breaks cover: why?

Published 396 days ago

I start this podcast with a bit of a reflection on one or two excellent pieces this weekend notably my own stuff on African Potash (AFPO) and the Horse Hill ramp but also the cracking piece today by Cynical Bear on Fast Forward (FFWD). In the bearcast I also look at a stack more Brexit lies as well as discussing why Rob Terry has broken cover and where the SFO is with its investigation into the fraudster.

Notes from Underground: The Farce Awakens

Published 396 days ago

Some readers may roll their eyes at Tom's Rebel Alliance vs the Empire meme that he has adopted the past few years. My adventure at yesterday's Master Investor show demonstrates that Tom isn't just bloviating. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Prince, Charlotte Bronte, Price & the 1st Red Flag is all you need

Published 397 days ago

Will the birth of Prince be celebrated in two hundred years or his death in 400. I start with a reflection on a chat with my father. Then it is onto the first red flag at African Potash (AFPO) and why folks should have run a mile back then. Finally I point out after today's bombshell why folks are looking at valuing all the Horse Hill stocks, but especially UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) in just the wrong way altogether.

Ashtead: taking advantage of shabby peers

Published 397 days ago

What characteristics do you like to see in an equity?  How about revenue and profit growth, free cash flow generation, relatively modest debt levels, an experienced and sensible management team, taking market share against peers and a good capability this could continue over the next few years?  And how about for the icing on the cake: a low valuation and increasing dividend capability?

Symphony Results -patchy but the shares are a buy

Published 397 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for a 2015 year in which“revenues remained disappointingly static”, but that it “has sufficient working capital to execute its strategy and… as an operationally geared business, now running with a significantly lower cost base, the board looks forward to a financially more successful year in 2016”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast : Mr Bagot is coming to town la la la but where's frigging Andalas

Published 398 days ago

Sorry for the late bearcast - just back from the 20 week scan. All on track, fingers crossed. I end with news about Mr Bagot, the penioner mugged by WH Ireland. I start with Metal Tiger (MTR) and my story of earlier and the comments of morons. I then move onto African Potash (AFPO) and Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) before ending on Andalas (ADL) - where's the RNS Mr Dave "I break the rules" Whitby? I also cover Strat Aero (AERO), see HERE,  and Goldenport (GPRT).

Tom Winnifrith to AIM Regulation: Formal Complaint - African Potash & Cantor Fitzgerald

Published 398 days ago

Shareholders in African Potash (AFPO) should be on the warpath. Not with myself and Lucian who they have, to date, berated for pointing out what a piece of Turkish this company is. But with its management for issuing statements which are just not true - as explained HERE. Following my earlier article I have now asked AIM Regulation to launch a formal enquiry into both Potash and also its Nomad, Cantor Fitzgerald, which signed off on its RNS statements having somehow verified them as true. The letter reads:

Watchstone Group, Thoughts on a Daft Proposal from Edi Truell’s Tantalum Corporation

Published 399 days ago

I was amused to see my suspicions confirmed today by the Telegraph (TW Note only 24 hours after me in bearcast) that the “draft proposal” received by Watchstone Group PLC (WTG) did indeed emanate from Edi Truell and Tantalum, his telematics vehicle. I shorted some Watchstone at 230p as, all things being equal, the shares should revert to where they were before the announcement once it is confirmed that the blundering Truell has nothing to offer.

Reader Poll: Will Tom Winnifrith get into Stock Exchange AGM next week & if not why?

Published 399 days ago

Tom has been assured by the London Stock Exchange that a share certificate and a passport will get him into the LSE AGM this year. But the same folks lied to him in 2015 so will he get in and if not why not? Vote now in our reader poll:

Want to join Tom Winnifrith & Lucian Miers as we storm London Stock Exchange AGM 27 April?

Published 399 days ago

The complacent and overpaid useless bastards who run the London Stock Exchange (LSE) hold an AGM at the Bankers Hall on Cornhill in the City at 10 AM on 27 April. I shall be there with a share certificate and passport and so cannot be denied access. Last year the press office lied to me and blocked my entry.

Petropavlovsk - very good news from IRC - BUY (target 19p)

Published 399 days ago

Petropavlovsk(POG) has highlighted an announcement from Hong Kong-listed associate company IRC that waivers in respect of IRC's project finance facility with ICBC have been conditionally granted – including for obligations for Petropavlovsk to comply with certain financial covenants.

Action Hotels 2015 Results - Buy

Published 400 days ago

Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year – with it“pleased” with “another year of growth… as we continue to execute and deliver our pipeline of three and four star hotels across the Gulf Cooperation Council and Australia into our profitable operating portfolio”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 20 April - Dealing with Oakley's latest deposit

Published 400 days ago

You may say that Oakley's latest deposit and Teather's Financial (TEA) have a lot in common. I cover both in this podcast apologising and dishing out blame for the latter at least. I also cover 88 Energy (88E) and Great Western Mining (GWMO) which is also a total piece of Turkish. I look at Tertiary Minerals (TYM) and also cover PGC Entertainment (PGCE).

Wishbone shares jump 20% - TW Trust buys more, what's new pussycat?

Published 400 days ago

We guess everyone is hearing the same sort of gossip. The word on the street is that Wishbone Gold (WSBN) is making good progress on securing the debt facilities needed to start trading in gold bullion. and that should lead to a massive ramp up in profits very quickly indeed. As such any RNS confirming debt is in place will see the shares race ahead. Bring it on.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 19 April - God I am productive as 88 Energy Dumps

Published 401 days ago

I am still a tad under the weather but still I am jolly productive on the article front. In today's podcast I cover a valid point made by a UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) owning moron, look at Andalas (ADL) and 88 Energy (88E) - you were warned folks. Likewise Northern Petroleum (NOP) where I have no sympathy for CEO Keith Bush. He deserves a black bag and a P45 pronto. Frankly after his 2014 bonus piano wire is called for.

Tom Winnifrith late Bearcast: Blame Bill frigging Gates, bloody Walsall, Bodie, Doyle & Cowley

Published 402 days ago

This bearcast and your newsletter are late for a range of reasons including my sickness; taking the Mrs to start a 3 AM journey to fill impressionable young minds in Finland with lefty nonsense; dealing with Bill Bloody Gates; morons from the Walsall Shit Hole and also Bodie, Doyle & Cowley, The Professionals. In the podcast itself I cover Watchstone (WTG), Rosslyn Data (RDT), Fitbug (FITB), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), SeaEnergy (SEA), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and in great detail LGO Energy (LGO). I urge you to read the piece today on SP Angel. Read it carefully my friends!

Notes from Underground - Happy Belated Birthday

Published 403 days ago

It shows the lack of sentimentality of the ShareProphets team that we let the third anniversary of the founding of this site pass without notice. 6 April 2013 financial journalism covering the City was reinvented. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 16 April - The lessons for AIM of Phorm & George Osborne lies about mortgage rates for Project Fear

Published 404 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.

Norcros trading statement - says will beat forecasts: buy

Published 404 days ago

Branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives group Norcros (NXR) has updated that “underlying operating profit for the year is expected to be marginally ahead of market expectations” and that it looks “well positioned to continue to make further progress”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 15 April - In poor Phorm after lunch with Lucian

Published 405 days ago

I woke up last night panicking that after staggering home from a boozy lunch with Lucian I had written a drunken piece laughing at all sorts of folks after Phorm admitted it was bust but that I had just written it becuase I felt like it not because it was true. Imagine my relief to discover that it was in fact true and with hindsight I think I write jolly well when drunk. Perhaps we should have a writing contest myself & Paul Scott both drunk vs two boring sober bastards. I digress. I look at BP and executive pay and unable to resist poking some fun at the ghastly Nicola Horlick and dreadful Channel 4 News. I look at 21st Century Technology ( C21), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Strat Aero (AERO), Grand Group (GIPO)) and 88 Energy (88E) where Lucian is short. In a sort of flashback I recall our discussion yesterday on 88 and recount it. 

Universe Results & Company chat - buy

Published 405 days ago

Point of sale, payment and loyalty systems group Universe (UNG) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and that “a combination of customer expansion and a broadening product portfolio means that we are confident that the pleasing progress that the group has been made so far can be continued”. The following updates post a chat with management.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 14 April: Dancing on the graves of Ruspetro & Gulf Keystone

Published 406 days ago

Lucian will be here soon so I thought Id better record ahead of our trip to the Conservative Club with its tempting cheap beer. On the agenda I fail to mention that Finncap are complete and utter bastards but they are. I do, however, cover Ruspetro (RPO), Gulf Keystone (GKP), SeaEnergy (SEA), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), Sierra Rutile (SRX), Burberry (BRBY), Mothercare (MTC), a couple of Paul Scott jokes - please do not tell me he has any friends in the Mothercare management community that he thinks I may be offending - as well as a word or two on Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 13 April - Cheap boozing with Lucian Miers at the Conservative Club

Published 407 days ago

Have I mentioned that Finncap are complete and utter bastards? If I forget to do so in this bearcast please refer to my FinnCap and Wandisco special earlier HERE. Lucian is popping over tomorrow but I shall try to record a sober bearcast before he arrives. On today's podcast I look at Fastjet (FJET), Strat Aero (AERO), Premier Foods (PFD), Hellenic Carriers (HCL) and Outsourcery (OUT), the demise of which will certainly be an ouzo o'clock moment.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Finncap Bastards trumped by pig bastards from Wandisco - annual report out

Published 407 days ago

If you have not listened to yesterday's bearcast on why FinnCap are complete and utter bastards get the rabbi, local vicar, Imam and your mother-in-law round and listen now. I have more on Finncap and explain why I don't want to go to its Christmas party today. But the meat of this podcast is on Wandisco (WAND) whose annual report is out and shows the board to be not only running a trainwreck but greedy pig complete and utter bastards of the highest order. So obscene is their swinery it merits almost a bearcast to itself.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 12 April - I view broker Finncap as complete & utter bastards

Published 408 days ago

This concerns Premaitha (NIPT) where I feel misled and explain why I regard brokers Finncap as complete and utter bastards. Premaitha shares are a buy but it should sack Finncap now. I then move onto Gulf Keystone (GKP), Bacanora (BCN), Rare Earth Minerals (REM) and the pig Lenigas, Mariana Resources (MARL), Goldstone Resources (GRL) and Falkland Island Holdings (FKL) a company that has never recovered from being tipped by another complete and utter bastard, the uber-talentless Richard "Gollum" Gill. I am in a bad mood today and this podcast contains lots of bad langauge.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 11 April - my keyboard wont let me say fecking hell

Published 409 days ago

I have writer's block. This is partly Steve Moore's fault and my own for writing things that bore me. It is partly my keyboard which does not me writing fecking hell or damn. On the markets I look at Iofina (IOF), Avanti Communications (AVN), Imaginitik (IMTK), SFO Prosecutions, Strat Aero (AERO) and I also again comment on the great news about Darren Winters from earlier today. 

Snake Oil Salesman & Charlatan Darren Winters thrashed in Court again by The Sheriff's foxy legals

Published 409 days ago

Oh happy days, oh happy days! Darren Winters the snake oil salesman who cons punters out of tens of thousands of pounds for his worthless stockmarket Win Investing courses has suffered another courtroom thrashing at the hands of the foxy legals, the lawyers who work with the Sheriff of AIM in tackling white collar villains. The foxy's remain undefeated in the Sheriff's wars, Winters is again shown for the scumbag he is - the case ( again) is Miss L.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: A 10% yield must be bogus

Published 409 days ago

I refer to Malcolm's article earlier on Anglo American (AAL) HERE where I fear his numbers are not correct. More generally I discuss what a high dividend yield means: is it too good to be true? Usually the answer is, sadly, yes.

NEW: Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest (10/16) - no-one beat Carl Meiring last week

Published 410 days ago

Last week I asked if anyone could find a bigger bulletin board moron than Ascent Resources (AST) shareholder Carl Meiring. Poor Mr Meiring seems to have had rather a bad week but at least he gets another 15 minutes of fame. With Ascent shares now at 1.75p to sell Carl's tweet of last Monday is unbeatable although as you can see HERE there were many other strong entries. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 10 April - hang FTSE fat cats from BP & elsewhere up with piano wire

Published 410 days ago

FTSE 100 fat cats are in the news. They should be strung up with piano wire. I say this as a capitalist my father, a deluded lefty, nods in agreement in the background as I record. I should record that the old lefty was a managerial fat cat this morning as I dug his garden as an exploited worker. Referencing BP in particular I explain who is failing us and why it cannot go on like this.

Notes from Underground - Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?

Published 410 days ago

Good God, what is it that really interests you, dear ShareProphets reader? Look at these topics: Homophobic phrasing, alleged David Lenigas smears, ShareSoc's Roger Lawson talking bollocks, and pewter-circle law firm Pinsent Masons partner urging Sefton to smear Tom and Brokerman Dan are all making the top ten. Why aren't you readin Don't Short The Big Short. This Film Is A Master Class in How Top Traders Work.? That's a good piece of financial commentary.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 9 April - what I take from the Big Short

Published 411 days ago

Malcolm Stacey wrote earlier about what he took from the Big Short - HERE. I took a rather different message as I explain in this podcast recorded with my father's help in Shipston.

Another look at HSS Hire Group PLC - I stay short

Published 411 days ago

As I have pointed out before, it is a very good discipline for investors, when looking at a company, to ask themselves what they would pay for the business before looking at what value the market ascribes to it.

Tom Winnifrith BearCast 8 April - Waz v Metal Tiger as Oakley & I tidy up

Published 412 days ago

If a I yawn a bit it is because the Mrs was away last night so I stayed up late watching a great Dan Snow programme about the vikings. I digress. I start with Gary Newman and Waz Shakoor vs Metal Tiger (MTR). Then it is on to Pathfinder Minerals (PFP), Greatland Gold (GGP) - it looks wrong to me - Bonmarche (BON), Edenville (EDL), Milamber Ventures (MLVP), Strat Aero (AERO) and once again Ascent (AST) where management are now reaping what they sowed. Oh, and we have some exciting news on www.UKInvestorshow - Ho, ho, ho. The Oakley headline is explained in the podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 7 April - it is like passing your frigging driving test

Published 413 days ago

I shall leave Solo Oil (SOLO) to a distinct piece on this day of vindication but suffice to say the numbers do not add up. While Lenigas groupies wait for that remember to enter the Jabba yacht caption contest where we already have some cracking entries (HERE). Then I look at corporate governance and how the City needs to be seen to be whiter than white, ref Paternoster Resources (PRS). Then it is onto: Kodal (KOD), 88 Energy (88E), Miton Group (MGR), Belgravium (BVM), Environmental Recycling (FRAUD) and Ascent Resources (AST).  And finally remember to pre-order the latest free e-book from myself especially if you are a Bulletin Board Moron and want help - you can do so HERE

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end March update

Published 413 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 6 April - Taihua, Solo, Strat Aero & the clown Lenigas

Published 414 days ago

In today's podcast I start with the clown Lenigas as he stoops to new lows in every respect - see HERE. I then move onto a shit company not linkd to Jabba The Hutt - Taihua (TAIH). I also cover Solo Oil ( SOLO), Strat Aero (AERO), 88 Energy (88E), Cluff Natural (CLNR) and the time Algy met a man in shorts and a T shirt (me) and turned up his patrician nose, and Nighthawk Energy (HAWK) 

David Lenigas ramps up the smears and threats: Tom Winnifrith I shall not be silenced

Published 414 days ago

By email and by twitter last night David Lenigas sank to new depths in an attempt to bully me into not speaking out at UK Investor Show on April 30 explaining why the fat Aussie share ramper has no place on AIM. Mr Lenigas should be truly ashamed as he wakes up this morning to what he posted last night. I doubt he will be. Mr Lenigas and his associate the tobacco smuggler Yusuf Kajee have both in the past tweeted references to my mental health and the death (by suicide) of my mother. And so one of Jabba's offerings last night was

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Servision you're shit and you know you are - placing ahoy (again)

Published 415 days ago

Our coverage of Servision (SEV) has been full as you can see HERE - shares in this POS are slipping again and I explain why another bailout placing looms. But I explain all sorts of reasons why those crony capitalists involved may be very nervous indeed about assisting this company. If you are a shareholder you should sell ahead as a bailout means mega dilution, no bailout means bankruptcy and ultimately this company is worthless anyway.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 5 April: Roger Lawson are you still talking cock on blinkx? Apologise you tool

Published 415 days ago

Firstly happy birthday to my father - I have a present see HERE. Then a message on landing times for UK Investor tickets. If you have not booked yet do so now. Then I am going to annoy Paul Scott by bashing Roger Lawson. Those who followed Lawson's advice as he ramped blinkx (BLNX) without declaring his holding are 90% down. Yet the cocksucker is yet to apologise to them or to those he smeared & defamed who pointed out why his analysis was all cock. So let's look at the dire trading statement today. Then it is onto Asiamet (ARS), Strat Aero (AERO), Iofina (IOF), Fitbug (FITB), Vast Resources (VAST) and finally a detailed look at Rare Earth Minerals (REM) and some interesting points raised by Andrew Monk.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 4 April: Paul, can I say that Condor & Powerhouse are talking cock?

Published 416 days ago

I a not sure what I am allowed to say these days since Paul Scott issued his language diktat. But I start by saying thanks to those who have emailed or tweeted me about my personal news today but then explain why I am spending a day cooped up in London with the charming Halimah. Then it is onto Condor Gold (CNR) and Powerhouse (PHE) which are talking cock. Then I remember my question of AIM's disappearing oil stocks in light of news today from Caza (CAZA). I concur with Steve Moore regarding Sepura (SEPU) and ask a few questions about Port Erin (PEBI) the vehicle of my old pal Jim Mellon, shares in which appear to be collapsing. There is also more comment on Strat Aero (AERO) and Stratmin (STGR). 

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: Donald Trump & the Panama Papers

Published 416 days ago

I am spendng the day stuffing tickets for UK Investor show into envelopes and so am a bit distracted from the main task of writing. This is a bonus bearcast covering why Donald Trump is right about the stockmarket unlike any other Western politician and also the fun and games that are the Panama papers.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 3rd April - The Looting Machine & another AIM Board who need to go to prison

Published 417 days ago

Firstly there is news on UK Investor Show. I am heading up to London first thing to sort out a bit of a cock-up. That means that by close of play tomorrow all tickets ordered before March 25 will be in the post. All those ordered since will be posted by cop Wedesday. The emailing out of all tickets starts tomorrow. I am not happy about having to make this trip. If you have not booked your seat and like bearcast you will love the show so BOOK NOW (details in podcast). Elsewhere I review an amazing book - The Looting Machine by Tom Burgis - which you must read, it is fantastic. Then I refer to Gary Newman's excellent piece HERE and demand jail time for some AIM directors who have committed fraud.

Notes from Underground: Try it, you'll like it

Published 417 days ago

The top 10 slowly opened up to new entrants - then boom: it's Tom all the way down. Should we talk about the fifth most read (heard?) article is the Easter Day Bearcast? I'm always pitching Tom that the markets aren't open weekends and holidays, so why should ShareProphets be putting out 10 new fresh stories on each of those days? But the stats don't lie: you're reading ShareProphets in droves when you could be down the pub or painting the shed or finally getting that weird patch on the cat's fur looked at.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 2 April - Domestic Servitude for me & the Ronnie Corbett issue

Published 418 days ago

It is the birthday of the Mrs tomorrow and so tonight we entertain 20 of her mad lefty friends and no prizes for guessing who is doing all the cooking. It is her birthday but to have to cook then be nice to her mad friends as well is surely a cruel and unusual punishment for me. In this podcast I discuss a raft of tax issues including the Corbett question. Then it is a preview of "how not to be a bulletin board moron"

Healthcare Royalty Trust PLC £300 million IPO canned

Published 419 days ago

Despite the slavish support of the lamentable Midas column in the Mail on Sunday, the IPO of Healthcare Royalty Trust has been pulled. The company first planned to raise £300 million then scaled that back to £150 million but as I flagged HERE the maths did not add up.

Tom Winnifrith April Fool Bearcast -talking of Fools: Ascent Resources, Nighthawk and folks with MBAs

Published 419 days ago

I name a few folks who fell for Nigel's April Fool today. How could you think so badly of me? Then it is onto: Ascent Resources (AST), Nighthawk (HAWK),  Digital Barriers (DGB), Jiasen (JSI), Stratmin Global (STGR), Gulf Keystone (GKP), AFC Energy (AFC), Vast Resources (VAST) and Nakama Group (NAK). I am rude about folks with MBA's today so if you have one brace yourself.

Fastnet - a cracking RTO completed, we are well up on this share tip - more to go

Published 419 days ago

Fastnet (FAST) has announced details of a proposed reverse acquisition of Amryt Pharmaceuticals, a £10 million share placing and capital reorganisation and the readmission of its shares to trading.

ShareProphets Requires New Editor Again - Tom Winnifrith seconded to FCA

Published 419 days ago

The good news is that Filthy Lucre will have less to moan about on this website. The bad news for fraudsters is that ShareProphets  needs a new editor as Tom Winnifrith has been seconded to head up a new team at the FCA - with immediate effect as of noon today, April 1.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 31 March - Gable, Asian Citrus & LGO - going down the pan edition

Published 420 days ago

A short bearcast as I am set to fly back to the UK soon. Shame, shame. I start with earnings visibility looking at Gable (GAH) and Asian Citrus (ACHL). One is a shite investment the other is going down the pan completely. Then it is onto LGO Energy (LGO) which, with the curse of Lenigas, is in the latter category. I explain why BP rumours are just bollocks.

SpaceandPeople Results - buy (despite rude CEO)

Published 420 days ago

SpaceandPeople (SAL) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and its management“believes that SpaceandPeople is creating a solid platform for growth and a sustainable future”. We agree and think this is not discounted in the share price.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 30 March: Shame on Walbrook PR, Shore Cap, AIM and the fucking fraud Eden Research - I am livid

Published 421 days ago

Eden Research (EDEN) has engaged in fraud for years. No-one seems to care. It has just raised £2.6 million today in a placing. It has spunked c£32 million in 16 years since launch. This cash will be spunked too. I explain why everyone knows Eden has committed fraud and why no-one seems to care. I am not sure I even care anymore so rigged and corrupt is the stinking cesspit that is AIM. Warning this podcast contains bad language.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 29th March - AIM is a rigged market I give up and am off to play draughts

Published 422 days ago

It is 1-1 in the Cretan holidays 2016 Championship. The Mrs and I face a decider later. Right now I consider that is more important than a rigged market like AIM. I cite three instances of this from today and, frankly, consider the draughts championship a higher priority than writing about the Casino. At least the Mrs and I play on a level field.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 28 March: Paul Scott, Ascent loons, in fact everyone is in denial

Published 423 days ago

Cripes the Mrs listened to me recording this and said that it was jolly interesting. I must have done something right today. On the agenda, I start with global denial, the fake econmic recovery since 2008 and how it will end in tears. I refer to a cracking Zero Hedge article here. Then it is Paul Scott in denial on how management change really changes so little so often. Finally it is Ascent (AST) loons in denial in equating sunk costs to fair value. Folks please if you wish to FYB tomorrow do not let me stop you as you will be able to buy shares we own and will happily let you have. But in all good conscience I must explain why you are bonkers.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Easter Day - Sorry Daily Mail Readers property is a bubble that will burst

Published 424 days ago

There is only one thing that Daily Mail readers love more than articles about how illegal immigrants can give you cancer and that is articles on how prices are going up. But today there is an article which warns that the Bank of England is set to try and stop Buy to Let becoming a bubble. It's too late! It is not if but when it all bursts.

Governments just don't pick winners - companies that boast of grant wins are an auto sell

Published 425 days ago

Call this one of the unwritten Tom Winnifrith golden rules but a company that boasts of grant wins from the State is in general a sell. This may be a tad unfair but the fact is that Government's are invariably the worst investors - they make your average Bulletin Board Moron look like Warren Buffett when it comes to spunking cash on losers.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 26 March: No Easter Eggs for Paul Scott, No Quotas for Women on Boards

Published 425 days ago

I shall leave Paul Scott to battle with Malcolm Stacey about the existence of God. But I hope that Paul as a non believer shows no hypocrisy by devouring any Easter Eggs. Now it is my turn to bash Malcolm over his daft views on women on boards. He is wrong, my wife and the public sector "experts" are wrong. The grim reaper will achieve what quotas will fail to do and will make Britain wealthier in the process.

Plus 500 : Storm Clouds on the Horizon

Published 425 days ago

The weakness in Plus 500’s (PLUS) share price in the last couple of days which has seen it fall a pound from 666p is probably explained by the excellent Times of Israel investigative piece on binary options which appeared on Thursday.

Auhua booted off AIM Casino, another China fraud bites the dust, statement is baloney

Published 426 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.

Urban & Civic – board changes and the stench of EFH that just won’t go away

Published 426 days ago

Fully listed Urban and Civic (UANC) has announced a series of board changes. It looks like a pretty comprehensive round of musical chairs and from a corporate governance point of view it is good to see the role of CEO and Chairman being split. But a spot of PR spin caught my eye which sticks in the craw, as the shadow of Mr Robert Adair’s dealings with Equities First Holdings LLC is cast.

Tom Winnifrith Good Friday BearCast: An Easter Message and the Morality (lack of) of AIM

Published 426 days ago

I do mention names here starting with the criminal Chris Oil - a robber peasant - down to those who are playing the system legally as corporate barons. Folks like David Lenigas and Jim Mellon (with referece to 3 Legs) are not breaking the law in the way they make a killing on shares but it is immoral and it stinks of a market rigged against you and I where the few must prosper while many cannot. With referece to the Easter message how should one react?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 24 March - Red Flags on Green Shite Edition

Published 427 days ago

I shall deal with willie obsessed holiday ruining Easyjet (EZJ) later. And also with Fastjet (FJET) but suffice to say its shares are a sell. A reminder SPUKI - book your seats today to hear me expose the fat share ramper Lenigas in full plus much more at UK Investor on April 30. Thanks to Intelligent Energy (IEH) for clarifying what net cash means ( please note D&D) I cover its woes today plus also Plus500 (PLUS), RedX Pharma (REDX), Next (NXT) and Sareum (SAR)

Tom Winnifrith BearCast 23 March - I'm coming for YOU Lenigas , but first its bed time

Published 428 days ago

I am off to bed thanks to the PC imbeciles at EasyJet but first three announcements about UK Investor Show on April 30th. We send tickets out this weekend so if you have not booked go now to www.UKInvestorshow.com NOW and use the promotional code SPUKI to get a free investor class seat. At a company level I cover Lighthouse (LGT), Snacktime (SNAK), William Hill (WMH), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Solo (SOLO), MX Oil (MXO) and Tungsten (TUNG)

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast for Ms McCall of Easyjet - I dont care if your pilots have willies or not you have ruined my day

Published 428 days ago

Carolyn McCall the CEO of Easyjet (EZJ) is obsessed with how many of her pilots have willies. She wants more women in the cockpit. I dont care who drives her bloody planes she has ruined my day with appalling customer service and I now find myself tired and bad tempered at Athens Airport, not having a stiff ouzo as planned in Crete. As such Ms McCall deserves a bearcast special.

K3 Results, Company Chat and where next? Up!

Published 428 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced results for the six months ended 31stDecember 2015 and the following updates on these following a post-announcement chat with management.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus MX Oil Bearcast - if you sack Stefan Oliver who are you hiring? Chris Oil? Dan Levi? Lenigas?

Published 429 days ago

An online poll suggests that 69% of folks want MX Oil (MXO) head honcho Stefan Oliver to walk the plank. I put it to you that Mr Oliver deserves at least 48 hours and that folks should be careful in what they ask for? Who would you want to run MX? Chris Oil? Dan Levi? David Lenigas? Conrad Windham? I am sure young Conrad would be up for it but are you folks sure that is an upgrade?

Action Hotels new opening - buy

Published 429 days ago

Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced the official opening of the largest hotel in its portfolio – the 368-room, new-build, ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street, bringing its operating portfolio to 10 hotels with 1,928 rooms.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - what others dare not say about the Brussels atrocity & home truths on another mess from the ME: Gulf Keystone

Published 429 days ago

I seem to have annoyed a lot of folks with an early article on the attacks in Belgium HERE but I am unrepentant and go on to point out a few other things most folks dare not say. From that mess created in the Middle East to another - Gulf Keystone (GKP) and why its RNS today is so bad and tells you 1p is the best case scenario. Then onto what was 3 Legs Resources but what is now SalvaRx (SALV) and why I find what has gone on just not acceptable. I also comment on stock manipulation, Sirius Petroleum (SRSP) and Gulfsands Petroleum (GPX) which I cover in more depth HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 23 March - More ramping of Horse Hill by Flip Flop & Others but Leni-maths does not add up

Published 430 days ago

In this podcast I look at United Cacao (CHOC) and also Gulfstands Petroleum (GPX) but the bulk of this edition covers the ramping of Horse Hill stocks by an unholy alliance of flip flop, Jabba and others. The trouble is that their analysis - I use the word loosely - is based on Leni-Maths and Leni-Maths does not add up.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - RNS from Servision today was bollocks, so was the last one - this company is bust

Published 430 days ago

This is not hard. The RNS from Servision (SEV) today is designed to ramp the shares ahead of a rescue bailout placing. It is bollocks if you add up the numbers. So too was the last RNS by the way. I have reported this POS to the FRC for dodgy revenue recognition policies, it almost certainly now has negative net current assets and is burning cash. There is a bailout placing looming and you should sell now. This company deserves to, and could well, go bust.

Lighthouse gets a bid - goody goody lets bank gains

Published 430 days ago

Lighthouse Group (LGT) on Friday noted an offer approach announcement from fellow AIM-listed financial services group AFH Financial and responded that it “believes that the indicative offer from AFH fundamentally undervalues the group and its prospects, especially in the context of the group's net cash position of £7.9 million as at 31 December 2015”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 20 March: Nice krauts, nasty Phil Green, Mike Ashley and Wicked Witch Cherie Blair

Published 431 days ago

In today's podcast I argue that it matters little who runs the London Stock Exchange (LSE) as long as it is not the idiots in charge now. I then move onto unnacceptable faces of capitalism: slob Mike Ashley, greedy pig Phil Green and the Wicked Witch Cherie Blair

Scancell – Placing, Open Offer, future plans: a buy?

Published 431 days ago

It has been too long since I revisited AIM-listed biotech Scancell (SCLP). Much has happened since I picked it as a share for 2015 but it is egg-on-face as the shares have more than halved, with (so far) no value-enhancing corporate deal on the table. The clinical trial on the company’s lead product, SCIB-1, is done but there have been funding questions – correctly called by Tom Winnifrith. Now we have an EIS-qualifying open offer on the table alongside a placing, with some detail of plans going forward. Still holding my shares, the question is what to do?

Notes from Underground: We are (still in business), Are you (Indy?)

Published 431 days ago

The first non-Tom story this week, way outside the top ten natch, is by Lucian Miers, representing the mysterious hedge fund billionaires/illuminati who fund ShareProphets with Can anyone help me get shares to borrow on UK Oil & Gas?. If you have some UKOG shares, please contact Lucian now, please don't take food out of his kid's mouths.

I am Deadly Sirius - I have gone short

Published 431 days ago

Those who listened to Australian fund manager John Hempton speak at the Gold and Bears show last November will know that attention to detail is very much his thing. They will have heard him mutter that he believed US Pharmaceutical giant Valeant, based in Canada, to be worthless. This has been a bold call with ranks of hedge fund royalty (the most prominent being the unbelievably arrogant Bill Ackman) lined up against him.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 18 March - Sir Stelios & TW 5, Fascist PR bullies at Citigate and Fastjet 0

Published 433 days ago

To the Bubble boys 5 nil, To the bubble boys 5 nil, To the bubble boys 5 nil. That great Bubble Sir Stelios has Fastjet (FJET) and its fascist bully boy PR scumbag operatives at Citigate Dewe Rogerson realing. Naturally I start with this. The heroic Sir Stelios makes me even more of an admirer of all things Greek. Well almost. I look at Hellenic Carriers (HCL) and also at Gulf Keystone (GKP) and Northern Petroleum (NOP).

Safestyle - solid results and the shares march on

Published 433 days ago

Leading retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors to the UK homeowner market, Safestyle (SFE) has announced results from a“record” 2015 and that so far this year “order intake has been significantly ahead of the same period in 2015 and the board looks forward to further progress in 2016”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 17 March - you just cannot be Sirius

Published 434 days ago

I start with two matters from yesterday's Budget which I neglected to mention in my otherwise excellent post Budget podcast HERE. The I move not to Sirius Minerals (SXX), which I shall cover in a seperate article elsewhere following a chat with Chris Frazer which left me quite impressed, but to Sirius Petroleum (SRSP) which is a dog with fleas and whose placing today stinks. Then it is onto Wandisco (WAND), Gulf Keystone (GKP) - where are my fucking apologies from the morons? - Audioboom (BOOM), Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) and the uber perma dog Sareum (SAR) before I engage in a lengthy discussion on Fitbug (FITB) another perma dog.

Berkeley Energia Interims and more - buy

Published 434 days ago

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced half year results, that contractors have been selected for power line and road works and that “with all major approvals in place and with the strong support and backing of the authorities, activities on the ground will commence shortly”.

Challenger Acquisitions – the ramp is on….tread carefully

Published 434 days ago

As Tom Winnifrith explained on his bearcast yesterday, it has been an astonishing few days for Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) with the share price increasing massively in the space of a few days from a price of 23.25p at close last Thursday to a close today of 36p on Wednesday having hit 43.75p intra-day based on small-cap stock ramping at its worst.

Tom Winnifrith UK Budget Bearcast March 2016

Published 435 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.

Fox Marble: More Good News - Buy

Published 435 days ago

Shares in marble quarry company Fox Marble (FOX) are continuing something of a recovery having fallen towards 10p early this month, with some further momentum now being provided by an update including that commissioning and opening of the company’s factory in Kosovo “is anticipated by the middle of the year”.

Tom Winnifrith new job, PR for Pinsent Masons or helping the BBC communicate to itself

Published 435 days ago

You know I have been thinking about a career change. As happens every week facebook for grown ups, LinkedIn, has sent me a selection of jobs on offer that it thinks I would be interested in. Second on the list is Senior Internal Communications & Engagement Advisor at the BBC. So that is where my license fee goes, great. Er what does one do here?

TomWinifrith Bearcast 15 March - At last I can speak again

Published 436 days ago

At last I can speak again for reasons I explain in the podcast. Then it is onto Circle Oil (COP), Coms (COMS), Totally (TLY), Stellar Diamonds (STEL) and Concha (CHA). And that is it for me now to bed with Oakley as I am still in a bit of pain.

Can anyone help me get borrow on UK Oil & Gas?

Published 436 days ago

With Petroceltic (PCI) put to bed I am looking for borrow in UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) which seems crazily valued at £51 million and represents cracking value to short at 2.43p Any suggestions are welcome. I am not short but would like to be.

Final Thoughts on Petroceltic

Published 436 days ago

I think it is probably fair to say that Petroceltic (PCI) Chairman Robert Adair and CEO Brian O Cathain do not feature on the Christmas card list of Worldview’s Angelo Moskov who now, finally controls the company, having snapped up 70% of the company’s debt at a substantial discount to face value.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 14 March - foxy techhead Katia and what her woes mean

Published 437 days ago

I start with the rise and fall of foxy Katia Beauchamp and Birchbox a tech hero which is stuttering. What does that mean for the rest of us? I discuss specifically what it says about Wandisco (WAND). I look at Global Resource (GRIT) or should that be more SHIT from Sam Hutchins and then also Environmental Recycling (ENRT), a worthless fraud. The it is onto Goldenport (GPRT), MX Oil (MXO) and also Union Jack Oil (UJO). Finally back to Nyota (NYO) please email Richard.Chase@NyotaMinerals.com and tell him that a move to NED is not enough, he must go and must go now for good. And I dont think he really is an NED anyway for what it is worth - something I explain in the bearcast.

Goldenport – down 53% today but shareholders still facing a zero. Will Tom W offer a bag of crisps?

Published 437 days ago

On Saturday we showed why we think that main market listed Goldenport Holdings (GPRT) is a zero following its after-hours burial of bad news on Friday. With the shares (last seen) down 52.6% today, on a spread of 8p – 9p it is red faces all round at Panmure Gordon which rated the stock a buy with a price target of 125p as recently as November 2015 (down from its previous buy recommendation with a target of 200p - itself reduced from 450p - back in April of last year). 

Distil, bullish trading update, premium placing - last chance saloon to buy

Published 438 days ago

Shares in Distil plc (DIS) traded more than 20% higher, at just over 1p on Friday, on the back of an update that “we remain confident for the fourth quarter of the financial year and expect full year performance to be in line with the board's expectations” and a rare placing at a premium.

Tom Winnifrith Pre Budget Bearcast - Leave poor smokers alone, why not a todger tax on gay bath-houses?

Published 438 days ago

In this pre budget podcast I look at likely tax breaks for the North Sea and who to short after the Chancellor pisses taxpayer cash away on that, I look at the budget in general and why Osborne is a failure and then I discuss smoking and taxes on smokers which are wrong at all levels - why not a todger tax on gay bathhouses instead? I warn you that this podcast uses some colourful language. Please if you listen on itunes give it a 5* rating in response.

Notes from Underground - Other voices, other rooms

Published 438 days ago

Maybe it's because it's a big US stock, or maybe because the world just hates working with Microsoft, but Nigel Somerville's Hey! Microsoft! Fuck you and fuck you some more - re Windows 10 comes in at an easy number 16, which is extremely high for a non-Tom story. Particularly one only written yesterday. It apparently has got under people's skin.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 11 March - Being uber bearish and being a mean bastard to wronguns like Lawson

Published 439 days ago

I repeat my request re itunes - please go give Bearcast a 5* rating now. Then I refer to Amanda's piece earlier which is a compelling lesson in why its right to be a bear. Finally I explain why I am a mean bastard when dealing with Dr Harold Shipman, oops I meant Roger Lawson of ShareSoc.

Begbies Traynor Trading Statement - on track: buy

Published 439 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has updated that its third quarter ended 31st January saw performance “as anticipated” and that it “is well placed to deliver the board's expectations for the financial year as a whole”.

Tom Winnifrith bonus Bearcast: Talking bollocks contest Mario Draghi vs Richard Chase

Published 440 days ago

Once again if you are listening on itunes please give this podcast a 5* rating and feel free to write a glowing review. Meanwhile I discuss who has been talking bigger bollocks in the past 48 hours: Richard Chase of Nyota (NYO), Mario Draghi of the ECB or those "inners" who believe in Mario. It is a close run contest.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 11 March - 2 sizzling rumours, very bad language and a favour asked

Published 440 days ago

The sizzling rumours - MX Oil (MXO) and Moneyswap (SWAP). I start and finish with a favour to all of my younger or more IT minded listeners. If you can please action that today it would be fab, Then I move on to look at Gulfsands Petroleum (GPX), Nighthawk (HAWK), Stanley Gibbons SGI), Starcom (STAR) and, in some detail, Cambian (CMBN) - where I do hope you heeded my warning 141 days ago HERE.

Premaitha - it is all happening - share weakness explained

Published 440 days ago

Tom Winnifrith was an insider which restricted him from explaining why shares in Premaitha (NIPT) have been weak of late. Now you can see. The company's largest shareholder Rupert Lywood is a total 100% prat

Glenwick continues to defy gravity - but that won't last!

Published 440 days ago

Glenwick (GWIK) is one of those AIM companies that continues to amaze me in terms of it's market valuation when you look at what it actually has on paper!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 10 March - Depressed like a Horse Shite pump post dump

Published 441 days ago

I refer you to my bonus podcast earlier for the depression note. I ask you what is the point? back to the markets and I look at another Horse Hill pump and dump, step forward Regency Mines (RGM ) and Andrew Bell. Next to dump Solo (SOLO) then UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) whatever David Lenigas tweets. Then I look at Origo (OPP) and also at Sprue Aegis (SPRP)

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Fastjet Part2 & Citigate Dewe Rogerson PRs are all ffing geniuses

Published 441 days ago

Earlier today I penned a piece on Fastjet (FJET), a company which is a crock of shit. Its PR firm, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, threatened me not about saying that Fastjet is a crock of shit but about what I said about one of its staff. I was threatened with a libel writ from Slaughter & May for inter alia suggesting that an employee was of Greek origin. This Citigate reckons is a slur as clearly it was aimed as an insult. But I live in Greece and love the place said I. But your readers do not know that said Citigate. Whatever... I reckon you do don't you?  This podcast sets the record straight on all matters including me making it clear that all employees of Citigate are geniuses, the real reason my question on Fastjet is not being answered ( 3rd time lucky in terms of asking) and why I now contemplate retirement. What a silly and oppressive place the City and Britain has become.

FDM Group - strong results, confident: buy

Published 441 days ago

FDM Group (FDM) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and that “2016 has started well for the group and we are confident that we are well placed to deliver another year of good progress”.

Interquest results more than decent - buy

Published 441 days ago

Specialist recruiter InterQuest Group (ITQ) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and that “the new financial year has started positively”. Good News.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 9 March: Bell, D&D, PR Fuckwits at FTI & Glenwick Rampers talk balls

Published 442 days ago

I warn you that there is a lot of bad language in this podcast. I start with the balls talked by D&D on Fastjet (FJET). I have put the company on the spot as to what $20 million cash available means and I await a response. It matters big time. Then there is Andrew Bell talking balls on Horse Hill ahead of placings ahoy across the board. Then those who denied placings at Pantheon (PANR) and the posh fuckwits who spin for Scancell (SCLP). Both denied my stories. Both placed today. Folks: you know where to send your ouzo apologies. I discuss those placings and also that of Armadale (ACP) - a pisser as we own those shares. Then I discuss dire results from Glenwick (GWIK), shares in which deserve to halve and which were ramped by the same sort of mothers who ramped CEB/Andalas. The result will be the same. And also a horrid profits warnig from Tandem Group (TND) comes under the spotlight. I also mention my articles today on greedy Junior Doctors ad the BBC's woeful Trump coverage HERE

Fox Marble some cash in - we want to see more

Published 442 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced that a payment of €390,000 from Eboracum Limited will shortly be sent to the company as part payment of the €2 million order announced last year. This is good news and bad.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Andalas (CEB) questions questions for this over-ramped crap

Published 443 days ago

A statement today from the disgraced AIM rule breaker, Dave Whitby of Andalas (ADL) - formerly ramptastic CEB Resources - begs a stack of questions. Not least is "how soon will Andalas go bust?". The rampers may love this but this bonus podcast sees me fire off a raft of queeries for Dave, his army of advisers and for this POS company.

Audioboom 2015 results & Q1 2016 update, it reckons ‘obvious delight’, I (& the market) again disagree…

Published 443 days ago

Rob Proctor, CEO of spoken-word audio platform, Audioboom (BOOM) states “I and the team are obviously delighted with our progress during Q1. With the appointment of commercial directors in the USA, UK and India, combined with increased activity of the Cumulus media sales team, I believe that Audioboom is now acutely focussed on the key elements of its business, allowing it to target revenue growth and long-term profitability for shareholders”. The shares though are currently down more than 10%, at 3.125p. Hmm…

Kefi valued at just 10% of its NPV - Broker Brandon Hill

Published 443 days ago

KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has announced that the Tulu Kapi Gold Project in Ethiopia could be expanded from the initial 115k oz pa to around 150k oz pa by developing the underground potential of the project. Broker Brandon Hill ( house to Kefi and therefore so partial as to be ignored completely) says that the market cap of c$15 million ( at 0.4p) compares to a revised NPV of Kevi's share of Tulu Kapi of $150 million. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 8 March: Solgold & Rose Petroleum - just doing the ffing maths!

Published 443 days ago

It is International Women's Day and I ponder how to celebrate now that the Mrs has cooked my breakfast and been made aware that my West Ham shirt needs cleaning. Then to the markets. Solgold (SOLG ) announced its placing last night - as I flagged it would at the weekend HERE - next up is Rose Petroleum (ROSE) where I flagged up the timing of the placing it must surely announce soon 90 days ago HERE. It is just about doing the bloody maths. I have a detailed look at Audioboom (BOOM) and then have a new message for the disgraced failed CEO pig that is Richard.Chase@NyotaMinerals.com. My other podcast to which I refer on why the sordid deal with Turkey MUST make you vote for Brexit is HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 7 March - race to 0p - Fastjet, LGO, Xcite...who else?

Published 444 days ago

In the race to 0p who will win? After today's statement FastJet (FJET) is in the running as is LGO Energy (LGO), PetroCeltic and XCite Energy (XEL) which also had news today. I also look at Plethora (PLE) and the idea of something which is too good to be true. Then I move onto Richard.Chase@Nyotaminerals.com - if you have not emailed the greedy useless mother yet PLEASE DO SO NOW. I offer up a suggested form of wording for your email. Warning/ Bad language alert.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 6 March: Crook Rob Terry, Neil Woodford & the pig Richard Chase

Published 445 days ago

This podcast looks at three men. First is the criminal fraudster and expenses thief Rob Terry and I discuss what sort of trial and what sort of punishment needs to take place and be imposed. Then it is fund manager Neil Woodford and I look at his growing biotech headaches. Finally the greedy pig Richard Chase of Nyota. If you have not yet listened to yesterday's special on this failure of a CEO please do so and send the email I request.

Notes from Underground - The Gutter Press

Published 445 days ago

The old media loves picking up on our investigations, like Quindell or Chris Oil's oil empire, or Globo, which we love, except when they don't credit us, which we don't.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 5 March: Solgold rockets 43% - but all the money's gone!

Published 446 days ago

Shares in Solgold (SOLG) raced ahead by 43% on Friday. But has anyone looked at the balance sheet and cashflow statements? It is just totally out of cash. All the money's gone. The RNS trail, is ramptastic and SP Angel (BTW what has happened to Mkango you scumbags) is bound to roger PIs with a post pump dump of a placing within days. This, and the idea that West Ham are the new Brazil and that all rugby players are homosexuals, is discussed in today's podcast.

LGO Energy - the worst broker note in history shows how this company is worthless

Published 446 days ago

After yesterday's dire news from LGO Energy (LGO) which saw its shares slump to 0.31p the case of Tom Winnifrith vs David Leni-Maths continies and I now bring you another piece of evidence, possibly the worst broker note in history. Analyst Barney Gray at Old Park Lane was either on crack cocaine when he penned this classic back on 21 February 2012 or he was simply writing exactly what the share ramper David Lenigas told him to write. My guess is that it was the latter as Old Park was joint corporate broker at the time. Anyhow, Barney told us that the shares were a buy at 1.2p with a 5p target. But it is what he says in this nonsense that is of real import.

InternetQ Red face but I'll make it up on Avanti, PureCircle and PetroCeltic ALL crashing

Published 446 days ago

One of the benefits of being a short seller is the joy and happiness that one engenders in others when being sandbagged by a short call that goes wrong. I have closed out my position in InternetQ (INTQ) at a substantial loss,

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Richard Chase of Nyota you disgraceful greedy useless mother quit now

Published 446 days ago

Richard Chase the CEO of Nyota (NYO) has failed at his job. He is grotesquely overpaid. It is clear his shareholders want him out yet he and his fellow directors are clinging on to take as much cash as they can while they can. They are greedy pigs and Chase is a disgraceful POS who is beneath contempt. I hope he is unemployed soon and forced to pimp either his own arse or his wife at Kings Cross to make ends meet. I explain why all shareholders should email him at Richard.Chase@nyotaminerals.com TODAY urging him to resign at once. Fuck off Chase, you greedy useless City tosser, you will not be missed.

Red Flags at Night: Worthington delivers a cracking April Fool

Published 446 days ago

I just can’t help myself: fully listed (sort of, as it has been suspended since 13 October 2014 so it is more a case of the undead as it still has not been booted off the main market) Worthington Group (WRN) issued an RNS after-hours last night. Was it the long overdue results for the year to September 2014, which were promised to be released in March 2015 in an RNS released in Jan 2015, but are still outstanding almost a full year late? 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 4 March - Arguing with a Drunken Sailor as rats jump ship from AIM

Published 447 days ago

Rules are rules and whether it is soccer playing sex offenders or AIM Companies you have to stick to them. Moreover a COI is a COI even if sign off on and some may be legally kosher but are morally wrong. I refer to my rows with DS on 3Legs Resources (3LEG). I look at Monitise (MONI), rats leaving AIM, viz Edge Resources (EDG) & UMC Energy (UEP). I ask where is the fraud at African Potash (AFPO)? And then - to entertain Wildes - I look at LGO Energy (SHITE) again as well as at Iofina (IOF) - when will it fess up? I also ask a question of Audioboom (BOOM)

1Spatial solid trading update - buy

Published 447 days ago

1Spatial (SPA) has updated that “the group has made good progress in the second half of the year” to 31st January 2016, that it “ended the period with a strong order book and pipeline of opportunities for the coming year”and that it has exercised its call option to acquire a further 26% of its US distributor Laser Scan.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end Feb update

Published 447 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

LiteBulb Group – shares suspended; it’s obliteration rather than mega-dilution ahoy

Published 448 days ago

You were warned – and following firstly a BearCast by Tom Winnifrith last year and, as recently as yesterday, a warning from myself HERE, hopefully no readers have been caught out by the announcement now from, and suspension from trading of shares in, LiteBulb Group (LBB)…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 3 March - Off to Hospital & the Horse Hill smells

Published 448 days ago

A day truncated by medical appointments sees me start the podcast with Grantchester and the Mighty Hammers - the article I mention on the latter is HERE. Then it is onto the disgrace at 3Legs (3LEG) for which there can be no excuse and where there is more to come. Then onto Horse Hill, a funny smell and the THREE placings on the way. I look at African Potash (AFPO), LGO Energy (TOAST) and the total farce at Petroceltic (PCI  - bad language alert in that section.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 2 March: The Scum visit The Academy & I'm not talking David Lenigas

Published 449 days ago

I shall not curse West Ham by going to watch the match tonight at The Conservative Club but for Striebs and others I am aware what is happening. Instead I shall be watching the new series of Grantchester with the Mrs and Oakley and I recommend it to one and all. I look at the latest Horse Shite ramp from David "I am incapable of telling the truth" Lenigas and flag up a placing rumour at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and also Regency Mines (REG). I look at the Pathfinder (PFP) disaster in detail and at Driver (DRV) where the curse of Steve "shagger" Norris strikes again. Madgascar Oil (MOIL) confirms that minority shareholders will be buggered and I look at the farce at Edenville (EDL).  So that is three companies operating in Bongo Bongo land where PIs have been screwed today. Then there is a detailed look at games developer Frontier (FDEV) where the valuation is a rum and coke even after today's profits warning.

Waterman Interims - all good news: buy

Published 449 days ago

Waterman Group (WTM) has announced results for its half year ended 31stDecember 2015 and that it “looks forward to the remainder of the financial year and beyond with confidence”.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus BearCast: A Slater & Gordon Employee getting the sack asks what he should tell his kids

Published 449 days ago

An employee of Slater & Gordon (SGH) is berating me on twitter for being heartless as I celebrate his firm going down the pan and asks how he should explain to his kids about his job loss and their impending homelessness. In this podcast I explain why his job loss is good news for society, why it is indeed something I celebrate and what exactly he should say to the kids as he prepares to pimp his Mrs at King's Cross in order to put food on the family table.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast St David's Day: Sheep Porn, Barclays & More Horse Shite

Published 450 days ago

In today's St David's Day podcast I wish my Welsh listeners a happy national day and - especially for you - discuss why sheep porn matters. I then move onto Horse Hill and today's news and why Ben Turney and the other silly rampers are talking shit.  To make it simple, I use the analogy of Ms Cheryl Cole and Mr Wayne Rooney. I discuss African Potash (AFPO), letters of credit and thus Environmental Recycling (ENRT) and its fellow FRAUD Eden Research (EDEN). Its PR man Queenie McManus is - I assume - still smearing me as he chats to his pals the Bulletin Board Morons - but the company refuses to meet for an interview. What - other than fraud - is it hiding? I discuss Greka Drilling (GDL) as it heads down the pan and - after today's results from Barclays (BARC) - banks in general and why Old Getafix is wrong to be such a bull.

Reach4Entertainment - very promising trading statement: buy

Published 450 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has updated that “trading has continued well in the last quarter of the year, with the expected seasonal uptick in revenues” and that it “therefore expects to report revenue, EBITDA and statutory profit before tax for the full year in line with market expectations”. Good news all round.

February edition of UK Investor Magazine -Making Money in a Bear Market

Published 450 days ago

The February edition of UK Investor Show magazine is now live featuring company interviews with Kefi Minerals and Coinsilium, three sells (from myself, Tom Winnifrith), gold (caveat emptor), how to make money in a bear market and more. You can download your free copy below.

Tom Winnifrith leap year Bearcast: the spectre of mass unemployment & a POS who deserves it, the liar Lenigas

Published 451 days ago

Warning: The podcast contains both bad language and also a lot of abuse directed at Australians.I start with the guys who run Slater & Gordon and accept that they can't be thrown to saltwater crocs who have not eaten since Christmas. shame. Its all down to geography. I then move onto the liar David Lenigas, Rare Earth Minerals (REM) and LGO Energy (LGO). Then to Bingo Bango Bongo (BGO) WTF is going on? Petroceltic (PCI) - the new Afren in every respect - and then to 4D Pharma (DDDD), Finally I dwell on the spectre of mass unemployment in certain sectors in China, the UK and the USA and what it means.

Petroceltic - The End is Nigh

Published 451 days ago

At first I thought that Angelo Moskov of Worldview must have gone crazy to bid 3p per share for the 70% of Petroceltic (PCI) that he doesn’t already own. But I see now that there is method in his madness and that he is merely trying to remove the current management from ongoing discussions with the banks before they lose patience and pull the plug on the company. 

Filthy Forty – an open letter to George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer on AIM China Fraud

Published 452 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. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 28 Feb: Getting ouzo ready for Slater & Gordon, MIDAS in Mail talks shite & Mervyn King on banksters

Published 452 days ago

In today's podcast I look forward to results from Slater & Gordon (SGH) at around midnight Sunday. I explain how goodwill writedowns, bank provisioning and other matters work ahead of what will be an ouzo, beer, popcorn and coke evening of joy for me. Then it is onto explaining why the MIDAS column in the Mail on Sunday penned by the silly bint Jo Hart is talking shite on Aureus Mining (AUE). You would have thought by now that Jo would have grasped the basics of how DCF models work. It seems not. Then I end on Mervyn King's warnings of a new bank crisis. I think he may be right.

Notes from Underground - Black gold, Gatwick tea

Published 452 days ago

This has been a huge week for ShareProphets traffic. Of course, our registered readers have reached an all time high but I suspect that much of our traffic may be coming from offices in the Horse Hill region and from a Castle-cum-B&B up north pressing refresh on their computer over and over and over. 

Slater & Gordon Solutions – a lesson learned

Published 452 days ago

I mentioned last week that Deputy Sheriff Towers had a small matter which needed to be resolved with Slater & Gordon Solutions (SGH). As Tom Winnifrith readies his Castlemaine XXXX and popcorn for tonight’s excitement down under as Slater and Gordon publishes its results, I thought I’d pass on my experience of dealing with the UK outfit.

Amara - really bullish claims on Yaoure: buy

Published 453 days ago

Amara Mining*(AMA) has announced results of an optimised pre-feasibility study, re-emphasising that “we expect Yaoure to be among one of the lowest cost, largest new gold mines in Africa”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 27 Feb - smoking, ISDX joking, Alba poking and IRG choking

Published 453 days ago

I comment on my smoking - after 12 days I am still clean and on the weekend's sport. Then onto ISDX and the silly claims by whichever pompous git runs it that it is the new AIM. I explain why it is not, what ISDX shares we own or wish we own (Mechan, Chapel Down & Coinsilium) and why we wont buy any more at all. I discuss the Alba pump and dump as the Horse Hill Gatwick flusher ( of mug punter cash down the pan) saga continuies. Finally my low point of the week: Independent Resources ( IRG) - it makes me feel sick...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 26 Feb: Savile BBC cover up, Beer& Popcorn date with me Sunday & denial at Petroceltic & LGO

Published 454 days ago

I start with Jimmy Savile as I have no apologies for running this yesterday.The BBC enquiry is just another establishment cover up and I explain why. Then it is onto investor denial at Petroceltic (PCI), not at Premaitha (NIPT), but at LGO Energy (LGO). I explain why Volex (VLX) is - and always will be - a shit company. Then I ask Rob Terry and Knob Park to unblock me on twitter as we should all have an online beer and popcorn party late on Sunday when Slater & Gordon (SGH) reports its results. I'll be up to do a special podcast and it will be fun. I hope you'll be joining me and that Rob will unblock me so he can take part too. There is also a brief comment on Nyota (NYO) where the piggery by a useless CEO is about to stop. 

Petroceltic: Moron "experts" from Bulletin Boards take it up the arse as bid comes in at 3p

Published 454 days ago

Time and time again we bears warned folks that shares in Petroceltic (PCI) were essentially worthless. But the Bulletin Board Morons - as always - knew better. Tom Winnifrith is just a failed fund manager/pizza boy/alcoholic they chanted as they bid the shares to 20p+. Oh dear folks, this former oil analyst has no sympathy as today Petroceltic received a bid at just 3p per share and that is as good as it will get. The Morons - as ever - just do not know what they are talking about.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 25 Feb: Bingo Bango Bongo & the lie of Business against Brexit

Published 455 days ago

I end with a look at Bango (BGO) and why I would not be tempted. I start with a look at the markets and why I remain a bear avec mon ami le grenouille Thierry, despite the markets having a big up day. Most of the podcast is dedicated to taking apart the establishment managers and other lunatics who make up the 200 business-persons against Brexit. They are wrong and they do NOT speak for business. 

Tom Winnifrith bonus Bearcast: David Lenigas your soul will burn in hell (mental health smears) & LGO RNS unspun

Published 456 days ago

There is an RNS out from LGO Energy (LGO) which is being spun as a triumph. It is not. The shares are up 37% today (so just 90% down on the IPO) but I systematically expose the truly bad news LGO is fessing up to. David Lenigas is - as you can see - on twitter having a go at me. Like his tobacco smuggling pal Yusuf Kajee he plays on the suicide of my mother, implying again that I have mental health issues. I do not, but Mr Lenigas will see his soul burn in hell. He is shameless and all folks with any conscience will just refuse to have anything to do with him. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 23 Feb - Recording with 3 legged Oakley and an imaginary ffing dog

Published 457 days ago

Thank you for your kind messages about my late cat Tara. Today I record with morbidly obese three legged Oakley listening and try to get him excited with an imaginary ffing dog. Actually it is the Chris Oil of cats. I explain. I also look at Stanley Gibbons (SGI), the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the first placing into the Horse Hill ramp - Evocutis (EVO). Next will be - I predict - Solo (SOLO). I also look at ISDX lobster pots and David Lenigas lies ref Afriag (AFRI).

China AIM Frauds A problem of Regulation – Reader Comment

Published 457 days ago

ShareProphets has been following the fortunes of forty companies on AIM which had China connections of one form or another – so far eighteen have departed (most of those because the Nomad resigned, others for failing to publish accounts and a small number just decided to delist). It is a shocking record, as is the aggregate share price performance of those 40. I am drawn to a reader comment from Andy (referring to one F40 member) which, I think, sums up the problem now facing the regulators.

Lighthouse: good results, confident outlook, last chance to buy

Published 457 days ago

IFA network, The Lighthouse Group (LGT) has announced results for 2015 and that it “is well positioned to deliver future growth”. We are ahead on this share tip but there is more to come.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 22 Feb: A dying cat, a moronic follower of Lenigas & Gavin Burnell's kiss of death

Published 458 days ago

A lot of references today to yesterday's podcast covering cats and Andrew Monk's puzzles (see HERE). Today I answer the money puzzles and I am afraid there is very bad cat news indeed. So I really dont care about shares and it was not a good day for a moronic disciple of David Lenigas with 9 followers to have a go at me on twitter. As it happens I have a few things to say about Jabba who I will be nailing for good within six weeks. I also look at Nomad resignations, Auhua (ACE), DQ Entertainment (DQE), Milestone (MSG), Litebulb (LBB) and then at Magnolia (MAGP) and the wider career of Gavin Burnell.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 21 Feb - a very ill cat, Andrew Monk's bloody puzzles & balance or lack of it

Published 459 days ago

Sorry for the delay with this podcast. First up I am still not smoking, second I am delayed as one of my cats seems very ill indeed. Then bloody Andrew Monk of VSA has my mind in torment with a puzzle I cannot do and another where as a chemist - and a boring boatie from Oriel - he just cannot see that there are 2 correct answers.  He should have done PPE. Finally a reader demands we show balance, i.e. parrot his unbalanced view. No can do compadre. Puzzle answers in comments section below please.

A letter to Penta & Martin Hughes at Tosca re InternetQ

Published 459 days ago

I have sent this letter. I don't expect a response on the matter of InternetQ (INTQ).

Hyprocrite, coward & market abuser Chris Oil Sunday Caption Contest

Published 459 days ago

Having threatened to "kick the brains" out of Tom Winnifrith, challenged TW to a boxing match, called TW a coward for not accepting, the twerp Chris Oil has responded to Tom's acceptance by ...fleeing the Country (as you can see here). In light of that you have until midnight tonight to suggest suitable captions in the comments section for the picture below.

Notes from Underground - Float like a Lenigas company, sting like a Chris Oil tip

Published 459 days ago

Let's call Chris Oil the postman because he really delivers. For some unfathonable reason, Chris Oil challenged Tom to a charity boxing match on Twitter and, before anyone really noticed he had done this, crowed that Tom had not taken up his offer. When Tom did accept his challenge later that morning, Chris Oil immediately tweeted that, so sorry, he's leaving for Dubai. Which is a problem,

Market Abuser Chris Oil flees country to escape a beating from Tom Winnifrith

Published 460 days ago

It seems that Chris Oil is not only a market abuser, a liar, a fantasist and a criminal but he is also a two faced hyprocritical coward, now fleeing the country rather than face an older, unfit man in the boxing match Oil ( a self proclaimed boxing champion) had challenged that older man to.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 20 Feb - Who do you think you are kidding Mr Cameron, if you think old England's Done

Published 460 days ago

Mr Cameron went to Brussels asking for little and came back with less. He is lying if he says otherwise and should be viewed with contempt. The reporting of this episode by the biased BBC and especially the loathsome Kayta Adler was a disgrace and reason enough not to pay your license fee. 80% of FTSE 100 bosses and the CBI said they would back Cameron even before he got his "deal". In this podcast I explain why these suits do not speak for British business and why all folks on the left or right or those who believe in liberty, freedom & truth should tell Cameron where to stick it and vote for Brexit.

It's Him, TYM! Mining for Toothpaste and Telescopes and Possibly Worth a Punt.

Published 460 days ago

Hello Share Swingers. A little miner called Tertiary Minerals (TYM) has graced my modest blog on Shareprophets before now. In the past, it’s been a big winner for me.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 19 Feb - Criminal Chris Oil will not know what has hit him.

Published 461 days ago

The lying criminal Chris Oil has threatened me with physical violence and subsequently challenges me to a boxing match. Okay you little twerp, I accept (see here) and I muse on that point on day 5 as an ex-smoker. Elsewhere I look at the barking mad maths of Milestone Group (MSG) then at Madagascar Oil (MOIL), APC Technology (APC), WanDisco (WAND) and some more obvious lower risk zeros as well as Totally (TLY). 

Market abusing criminal Chris Oil: I am going to "kick the brains" out of Tom Winnifrith - here's his chance

Published 461 days ago

Chris Oil has taken to twitter threatenening to "kick the brains" out of me. I guess at least I had some brains to start with. The little twerp says that he will do this if he meets me in the street before going on to boast that he was the U-18 school boxing champion at school. Hmmm. Which school was that you lying twerp? Until 2005 there were only c20 schools in the UK still boxing, I suppose I could check whether the man whose family discovered the North Sea/owned half of Birmingham really is a great pugilist. Mr Oil's demented tweets are below.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 18 Feb: PR Man Paul McManus of Walbrook - stop jerking off, stop smearing me & take the Eden Challenge

Published 462 days ago

I urge you to follow the Quindell (QPP) lunatic Steamy, aka Marc Rowlands and sign a petition to Parliament if only to discredit the whole process. As an aside you now know the 322 stupidest people investing in AIM. I have a challenge for the lying toe-rag Paul McManus who does PR for FRAUD Eden Research (EDEN). I discuss Horse Hill stocks, Servision (SEV), Iofina (IOF) and Greka Drilling (GDL)

SP Angel Morning Mining Note: Aureus, Dalradian, First Quantum, European Metals, Ortac & Keras

Published 462 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Aureus Mining (AUE), Dalradian Resources (DALR), First Quantum Minerals (FQM), European Metals (EMH), Ortac Resources (OTC) and Keras (KRS) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

More Salamanca news from Berkeley: the shares still a buy

Published 462 days ago

Berkeley Energia* (BKY) has announced the commencement of a major exploration programme at its Salamanca project following an extensive geological review. The shares are a buy.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - bashing the rich, especially David Lenigas & Rob Terry

Published 462 days ago

Two matters in this bonus podcast. Secondly proposed changes to pension rules. The odious twit Jacob Rees Mogg MP calls this socialism. It is not, it is fewer tax breaks for the uber rich and I explain why chancellor Osborne should go further and tell the son of privilege Rees Mogg and others where to stick it. But first, someone accuses me of being jealous of David Lenigas as he is rich. Folks used to say I was jealous of Rob Terry's wealth and that is why I attacked him. Au contraire, fraudsters and shysters will always have more money than I but it is not their wealth that angers me but how they accumulated it as I explain for Judith W who - pathetically - posts:

Action Hotels Trading Update - stance upgrade to buy

Published 463 days ago

Ahead of April scheduled results for 2015, Action Hotels (AHCG) has updated that its nine operational hotels performed strongly and in line with expectations” and that “an increase in reported net asset value is expected as a result of new hotel openings, upward revaluations of existing properties and new additions to the portfolio”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 17 Feb - If we vote for Brexit will Emma Thompson please fuck off & live in Germany?

Published 463 days ago

It is now 48 hours without nicotine and lefty luvvie Emma Thompson attracts my ire. there is also comment on the Horse Hill ramping and Leni-maths, the tobacco smugglers at Afriag (AFRI), Fusionex (FXI), Adolf Hitler's business cards, Iofina (IOF), Petroceltic (PCI), Environmental Recycling (ENRT), Edenville (EDL), Tertiary (TYM), Totally (TLY) and Igas (IGAS).

SP Angel Morning Mining Note: 600 Group, Glencore, Metminco, Obtala, Kibo & Stellar Diamonds

Published 463 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on 600 Group (SIXH), Glencore (GLEN), Metminco (MNC), Obtala Resources (OBT), Kibo Mining (KIBO) and Stellar Diamonds (STEL) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

China AIM fraud Auhua Clean Energy – a last chance to escape as the fat lady warms up in the wings?

Published 463 days ago

Time is running out for ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy Auhua Clean Energy (ACE) to find a new Nomad. It was announced on 29 Jan 2016 that the current incumbent, Grant Thornton, had given notice that it was to quit the post with effect from 29 Feb 2016 (a week on Monday). Barring a miracle (and we know that AIM Regulation has been keen to discourage Nomads from taking on China plays where the previous Nomad has resigned) then shareholders have until Friday of next week to get out or face being lobster-potted.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 16 Feb - 24 hours without a cigarette, am in a foul mood

Published 464 days ago

As you might expect from a man on cold turkey in the nicotine department I am not in a good mood. Send me an ars-ish tweet and you are blocked, call me with a daft conspiracy theory (flip flop take note) and I curse you. I comment en passant on the Horse Hill ramping and it is ramping by David Lenigas and others. I comment on 88 Energy (88E) and on Tertiary Minerals (TYM), on Frontier Resources (FRI), Outsourcery (OUT), GTS Chemical (GTS) and Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). And I discuss a prediction by a Nomad that 250 of the 1000 companies on AIM will disappear by Christmas so allowing me to retire which I shall do.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 15 Feb: 88 Energy, Fast Forward, Magnolia - it's all bollocks

Published 465 days ago

All sorts of crap shares are going up today and some that are not crap but are just insanely overvalued. In a podcast riddled with bad langauge I discuss 88 Energy (88E), Fast Forward (FFWD), Phorm (PHRM), Hornby (HRN) and Glenwick (GWIK) among the risers and among the fallers I look at Auhua Clean (ACE), All Leisure (ALLG), Iofina (IOF), ETherapeutix (ETX), the frauds Jiasen (JSI) and Aquatic Foods (AFG) and finally I ask all the advisors (nomad, broker PR flunkies) to Magnolia (MAGP) just show shabby and dirty they feel today. If I was them I would feel sordid and ashamed. They are all beneath contempt.

SP Angel Morning Mining Note: Acacia, Base Resources, Savannah Resources & SolGold

Published 465 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Acacia Mining (ACA), Base Resources (BSE), Savannah Resources (SAV) and SolGold (SOLG) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Buy Safestyle at 256p

Published 466 days ago

Investment Case: Safestyle UK (SFE) listed on AIM in December 2013 at 100p per share and has since performed well, the shares soaring to over 270p early this year. They are now however back to a current 256p offer price and a recent positive trading update suggests that they offer, particularly Income, value here - and so this is our latest Nifty Fifty share tip.

Tom Winnifrith St Valentine Bearcast - debt is toxic & braced for a day with public sector shirkers (my family)

Published 466 days ago

All my family bar step sister Flea work in the public sector and so today at a great family gathering I shall have to listen to folks on 38 hour weeks earning silly salaries bleat on about how stressed they all are and about the wicked Tories. Saints preserve me, it will be grim. Away from discussing the horror that awaits me I look at the toxic nature of debt, market crashes and investor denial.

Notes from Underground - Always look on the bright side of life

Published 466 days ago

For those who say that Tom is never positive, but always trying to destroy great British companies with thousands of employees, they should feel gratified that the number one story this week is so positive that is is practically glowing: Tom Winnifrith's top 11 AIM stocks to buy.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: BP is an investment LGO is a crap gambling chip

Published 466 days ago

LGO Energy (LGO) owning lunatic Wildes responds to yesterday's damning indictment of the David Lenigas created value destroying machine by saying that it was all down to the oil price and BP (BP.) was no better. In this podcasts I give the hard facts that show that Wildes is just wrong and explain why BP is an investment and is good news for all concerned while LGO is just a crap gambling chip which gains no-one other than the man exposed HERE, Jabba The Hutt.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: MPs lie about Buy to Let Changes George Osborne must stick to his guns

Published 467 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

InternetQ, Still betting on Common Sense Over Pride.

Published 467 days ago

On Dec 14th last year I pointed out that if Toscafund and its partner Penta Capital were still happy with their madcap €104 million valuation for Akazoo, the music streaming business they bought in to last year, they could buy out the whole of InternetQ (INTQ), their majority partners, for less than half of that amount and still have the rest of its business thrown in for free.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - (slightly late) monthly update

Published 467 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is the first of the monthly updates on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Reach4Entertainment - the Hon Put in play (again)

Published 468 days ago

It was announced this week that Gate Ventures, the totally dodgy company owned by Johnny Hon who is a total charlatan, has increased its stake in *Reach4Entertainment (R4E) by 5 million shares to 57.5 million shares - 12.12% of the equity. We think Hon is a total chancer - and that is being kind - but have noted before that him hoovering up loose stock will only accelerate the re-rating.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 12 Feb - Polemos the £1.4m David Lenigas scandal

Published 468 days ago

I start with an analysis of how David Lenigas and his gophers Hamish Harris and Donnie Strang have managed to spunk £1.4 million of the £1.55 million they had to play with at Polemos (PLMO) in three and a bit years and why after today's placing this is still a POS with the toxic Jabba The Hutt odour all around it. Then it is onto LGO Energy (TOAST) and its latest disaster. Then I move onto Leed Resources (LDP), Motive TV (MTV), Golden Saint Resources (GSR) and Canaccord (CF). One suspects the great analyst Saint Kevin of Ashton loved its disastrous numbers today as the banksters had a hot date with karma. This podcast contains strong language. Lenigas is one four letter word but there are many others.

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Metal Tiger, North River Resources & Rio Tinto

Published 468 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Metal Tiger (MTR), North River Resources (NRRP) and Rio Tinto (RIO) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Ref Eden Research - why a FRAUD is always worth 0p

Published 468 days ago

A reader posted here last night on Eden Research (EDEN) arguing that although it had committed fraud it was a good investment. Thanks for the suggestion Asi but I explain why this is not the case and why with a fraud 0p is always the right target price for the shares because eventually they run out of other people's money. I discuss when eventually means for Eden. It could be sooner than you think.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 11 Feb: Trivial Pursuit Q, the sexual hang-ups of Swedes and Leni-maths from Neil Ritson

Published 469 days ago

Warning: This podcast contains a lot of bad language and images of a sexual nature. As far as I understand it, Sweden is known for the fact that 95% of its population enjoy thrashing the naked buttocks of other folk's partners at the weekend. But it is not this that concerns me but its insane Central bank which has cut interest rates again ... to minus 0.5%. I reflect on this madness and the insanity of Janet Yellen of the Federal Reserve and then on the gold price. I look at a few gold stocks racing ahead wrongly ( Condor (CNR), Goldplat (GDP) and Patagonia Gold (PGD)) and at others I might buy. I comment on the insane dead cat bounce at Motive TV (MTV) and on the odd behaviour of crony capitalist PR man Reg Hoare of TrakM8 (TRAK) and explain why its shares are still a sell. Then it is onto the deadlines for Solo Oil (SOLO) and LGO Energy (LGO) going under as Neil Ritson tries his hand at Leni-Maths. And I also have a trivial pursuit question for you all.

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Glencore, Anglo American & Rio Tinto

Published 469 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Glencore (GLEN), Anglo American (AAL) and Rio Tinto (RIO) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Formal Request to FRC to investigate Revenue Recognition at Servision

Published 469 days ago

I am still waiting for Servision (SEV) to man up and send the threatened lawyers letter to me as I am spoiling for a fight with this worthless POS as it rapidly runs out of cash. Just to keep PR Himbo Christian occupied as he briefs his new best friends the Bulletin Board Morons, I have today requested that my VERY GOOD FRIENDS at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) open a formal investigation into the revenue recognition policy of Servision. The letter follows.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 10 Feb - The Madness of 88 Energy as Hornby is de-railed

Published 470 days ago

I refer at the start to my other podcast today on why the striking Junior Doctors are lying, greedy, bastards. You can listen to that HERE. Onto shares and I start with the madness of the 88 Energy (88E) share price today on a risk reward basis. Then it is onto Hornby (HRN), Renold (RNO), Global Invacom (GINV), Wandisco (WAND), Leed Resources (LDP), Golden Saint Resources (GSR), Fusionex (FXI) - target price 0p - Phorm (PHRM) and finally I ask all of you a question about Imaginatik (IMTK).

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Solgold

Published 470 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Solgold (SOLG) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Happy Birthday Bearfacts: The next banking crisis looms

Published 471 days ago

A bonus bearcast and a birthday request answered - how big will the next banking crisis be and are we about to suffer it? I offer up a few thoughts in this additional podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Pancake Day Bearcast - talking of flipping: MX Oil

Published 471 days ago

Just a reminder that it is Shrove Tuesday or, as younger folks might say, Pancake Day. Next up I shall be asking what you are giving up for Lent? I shall be giving up expressing my undiluted admiration for Britain's leading chanteuse Ms Cheryl Cole. Back to shares and I discuss what is real asset backing and what is it worth with relation to Allied Minds (ALM) and Cambian (CMBN) and a piss poor trading statement from Tungsten (TUNG). I express some displeasure with MX Oil (MXO), now off any buy list, and then move onto Servision (SEV) which is heading to where Motive TV (MTV) is now - off another 50% at 0.00p 

Eden Research: Letter to AIM Regulation demanding formal investigation and suspension of shares

Published 471 days ago

Following the horrific revelations about AIM Casino listed Eden Research (EDEN) on this website HERE and HERE yesterday I have now written to AIM Regulation demanding an immediate investigation and the suspension of trading in the shares of this worthless company. The letter reads.

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Horizonte Minerals & Anglo American

Published 471 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Anglo American (AAL) and Horizonte Minerals (HZM) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Tom Winnifrith BearCast 8 February - A scallywag to a buffoon, Ken Brooks to Zak Mir & MTV at 0.00p

Published 472 days ago

A wide ranging podcast starts with comments on Eden Research, Ken Brooks and the abject failure of the FSA/FCA to protect investors. Then it is onto three shite companies starting with the letter M : Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), Motive TV (MTV) and Mosman (MSMN). I look at Circle Oil (COP), Trinity (TRIN) and Tethys (TPL) as well as Servision (SEV) where my target price remains 0p. Then a brief stockmarket lesson for the Sith Lord on what a dead cat bounce actually means and a look at Aureus Mining (AUE).

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Randgold Resources & Pan African Resources

Published 472 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on RandGold Resources (RRS) and Pan African Resources (PAF) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 6 Feb, Passing on CMC, the FANGs and Howard Jones

Published 474 days ago

The Mrs went to see Howard Jones last night and I explain his significance in life then what the sell off in the FANGs ( Facebook, Amazon, Netflix & Google) as well as junior tech darlings like LinkedIn means. The it is onto all the reasons why I dodges the CMC Markets (CMCX) float and finally I look at the director dealings in Fusionex (FXI) and why they scream out SELL!

Doc Holiday to join Lucian Miers & Tom Winnifrith at LSE AGM protest, will you come too?

Published 474 days ago

The scouse blogger Doc Holliday has today said that he will be stealing a few hubcaps so that he can buy one share in the London Stock Exchange (LSE). That will alllow him to join the protests at its AGM in late April about its wholesale failure to tackle fraud and PLC lies on the AIM Casino. So that makes three comrades pledged to attend: Doc, myself and Lucian Miers. Will you come too? Here's the deal...

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - sell Audioboom ahead of the placing

Published 474 days ago

Brought to you on Audioboom (BOOM). A few thoughts on why shares in er...Audioboom, are overvalued at 2.875p and why I see a placing as inevitable within the next few weeks.

Berkeley Energia general update - all on track, buy at up to 25p

Published 474 days ago

Berkeley Energia* (BKY) has announced a new company presentation and a quarterly report for the period to the end of 2015. All is on track.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 5 February - Do NOT overpay for Adam Reynolds "magic"

Published 475 days ago

The story of the day is Frontier Resources (FRI) and Adam Reynolds. Yes we were in on the placing and have bought more pre bearcast but some folks are overpaying big time. Far be it from me to talk down the value of a stock we own but I do just that and urge folks not to be mad and overpay. Then it is onto Bahamas Petroleum (BPC), Phorm (PHRM), Fusionex (FXI) - target price 0p - Greka Drilling (GDL) - ditto - and Glenwick (GWIK)

SP Angel Morning Mining note: W Resources & Central Rand Gold

Published 475 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on W Resources (WRES) and Central Rand Gold (CRND) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Strong trading update from Waterman - still a buy

Published 475 days ago

Waterman Group (WTM) has updated on “a successful interim trading period”ahead of results scheduled for 29th February.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 4 Feb - Accept it: facts change and what to make of Plethora

Published 476 days ago

Warning: perhaps it is best not to play this podcast in front of the kids. On the agenda today I remember when Evil Knievil was a 3Dimmer - good investors accept that facts change, I note this in reference to MX Oil (MXO). I also discuss the folly of leaping to conclusions with reference to Falanx (FLX) and cover DQ Entertainment (DQE) and why Nomads are so skittish these days. Then it is on to Imaginatik (IMTK) and my old sparring partner the fraudster Rob Terry before I end up with a discussion of spraying ones todger and what to make of the situation at Plethora (PLE), the baby of my old friend Jim Mellon

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Xtract, Shanta, Noricum, Amur, Bushveld & Berkeley Energia

Published 476 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Amur Minerals (AMC), Berkeley Energia (BKL), Bushveld Minerals (BMN), Noricum Gold (NMG), Shanta Gold (SHG) and Xtract Resources (XTR) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Avanti Interims are a turd however they are polished - this could go to 0p

Published 476 days ago

Uber Welsh king of the bombasts, David Williams of Avanti Communications (AVN) tries his best to polish the turd which are interim results out today. But look behind the headlines and the key metrics are dreadful. Look at the yield to maturity on the bonds. The shares could well go to 0p and sooner than most folks think as I explain in this special podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - China Norfolk Aquatic Foods Red Flag special

Published 477 days ago

Aquatic Foods (AFG) has been on the AIM Casino for exactly one year but its shares have slumped from 70p to 15p bid. The FD walked the plank today and surely Nomad SP Angel which raised £9.3 million for this POS 12 months ago must realise that the end is nigh. In this podcast I look at the numerous red flags. This one is going down.

Entu results - look to the yield & Buy

Published 477 days ago

Provider of home improvement and energy saving & insulation products and services, Entu (UK) plc (ENTU) has announced results for its year ended 31st October 2015 - these impacted by the closure of its solar business, though with some confidence looking ahead.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 3rd February - Deltex dont give me that working capital crap

Published 477 days ago

I start with today's placing news from Deltex Medical (DEMG). I do not reckon that this will be its last placing and its language stinks at every level. The money will be used for "working capital". Bollocks. It means to "fund our ongoing fucking losses". And there is more. Yes this is a bad language special. And if you are a Guardian reading loser who thinks the NHS is cash starved you will also be offended.  I also look at Petro Matad (MATD), Petroceltic (PCI), Rose Petroleum (ROSE) and once again push Wandisco (WAND) for a statement. Is there a "strategic review" yet? How close are you to tits up time?

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Kefi, Herencia, DiamondCorp, Gem Diamonds & Minera

Published 477 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on DiamondCorp (DCP), Kefi Minerals (KEFI), Minera IRL (MIRL), Gem Diamonds (GEMD) and Herencia Resources (HER) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 2 Feb - why we are buying BP today at 335p

Published 478 days ago

I have won £5 from Shipston's Buffett for tracking down a long lost cousin to whom he has not spoken in 50 years. That is my main achievment today. I shall comment on InternetQ (INTQ) and MX Oil (MXO) elsewhere. I start with a look at BP (BP.) and explain why we have bought the shares today. Then I look at Corero (CNS) in detail and at Condor Gold (CNR), Nighthawk (HAWK), Petroceltic (PCI), Mosman (MSMN) and Aureus (AUE) before a detailed look at the dog Blur (BLUR).

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Zincox, Rambler, African Potash, Finnaust, Firestone & Hummingbird

Published 478 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on African Potash (AFPO), BHP Billiton (BLT), FinnAust Mining (FAM), Firestone Diamonds (FDI), Hummingbird Resources (HUM), Premier African Minerals (PREM), Rambler Metals (RMM), Solgold (SOLG) and ZincOx (ZOX) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Spaceandpeople strong trading update - buy

Published 478 days ago

SpaceandPeople (SAL) has updated that “trading in the second half of 2015 was in line with management expectations”, that it intends to propose a 10% increased dividend per share of 2.2p and that with an “announcement of a new relationship with British Land we have had a positive start to 2016”

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 1st Feb - Revenge is a dish best served cold

Published 479 days ago

I feel let down by someone, legged over. But revenge is a dish best served cold. Last year I "dealt with" someone in print who'd cost me money 15 years previously. It was all the better for waiting. I am sure there will be a couple of listeners who will take this on board today. Was I wrong about Gulf Keystone (GKP) yesterday HERE? No the analysis still stands, today's share price spike is a selling opportunity. I also look at Kenmare (KMR), Lakehouse (LAKE), Litebulb (LBB), MX Oil (MXO - statement needed - Crossrider (CROS), Afriag (TOAST), Blenheim (BNR) and Solgold (SOLG) which gets a detailed review and sell advice.

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Kenmare, DiamondCorp, Goldplat, Keras, Metminco & Serabi

Published 479 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on DiamondCorp (DCP), Goldplat (GDP), Kenmare Resources (KMR), Keras Resources (KRS), Metminco (MNC) and Serabi Gold (SRB) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - My friend you are in sheer denial on Gulf Keystone, your shares are worthless

Published 480 days ago

My earlier podcast on oil was I thought very balanced but one shareholder in Gulf Keystone (GKP) disagrees as you can see in the comments section beneath that excellent Bearcast HERE. My fried you are in denial just like Comrade wildes on LGO Energy (TOAST) and those who still believe in Avanti Communications (AVN). I refer to all three stocks but Gulf in particular as I examine the various facets of this common investor trait of denial. 

Tern – FY Results part 2, what’s in the Annual Report but not in the Results RNS?

Published 480 days ago

I indicated in part 1 of my results analysis that there were a few bits and bobs in the Tern (TERN) Annual Report which had not made in into the RNS version of the FY15 results. Often it pays, when studying a company’s numbers, to begin with the notes to the accounts and then work backwards from there. And so here are a few things which caught my eye.

Purecircle, A Mad Valuation for an Unsuccessful Commodity Play with an Awful Track Record - sell

Published 480 days ago

Readers may recall that my nap bear for 2014 was Purecircle (PURE), the natural sweetener company, at 610p. It ended the year at 510p and was also my main bear tip for 2015. It finished last year at 410p for a 33% decline in two years. Not bad but nothing spectacular.

(Good) Yaoure News from Amara - buy

Published 480 days ago

Following a mineral resource update for its Yaoure gold project in Côte d'Ivoire in November and capital and cost estimates generated in a pre-feasibility study announced in May,  Amara Mining* (AMA) has announced an increase in the portion of higher confidence (‘Measured’ and ‘Indicated’) resources which fall within a designed project pit (‘mineral reserve’ and here based on an optimised pit shell corresponding to a gold price of $880 per ounce).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 31 January - Is it time to buy oil shares aggressively?

Published 480 days ago

The weekend press is full of stories of doom and gloom and dividend cuts for BP (BP.) and Shell and clearly there are a stack of smaller companies that are totally screwed and where shareholders are likely to face total wipeout. In that vein I discuss Magnolia (MAGP), Igas (IGAS), Gulf Keystone (GKP), XCite (XEL) and, of course, LGO Energy (TOAST).  But is there a case for buying oil shares as a long term invester. I look at a few cases from BP down to Union Jack Oil (UJO). Perhaps there is no rush but the time will come.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 30 Jan - recorded with Shipston's Buffett

Published 481 days ago

Yes once again I record with my father listening as he takes a rare break from crowing about his investment skills thanks to him owning a house. In this podcast I cover the real - and falling value of shells. Folks are just deluded if they think they are worth £500,000 even if utterly clean. Then I look at a few lessons from Peer TV (PTV) where fraud took place and I also cover Servision (SEV) once again with a warning that I have more. Those of a sensitive left wing disposition may be offended by a few jokes at the expense of my father and step mother.

Very impressive drilling news from Berkeley - buy

Published 481 days ago

Berkeley Energia* (BKY) has announced results from a three hole drilling programme at its Zona 7 deposit – which have highlighted “a possible extension to the mineralisation at depth”

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Berkeley Energia, Blenheim, European Metals, Goldplat, Stratex, Wolfe & Vedanta

Published 482 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Berkeley Energia (BKY), Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), European Metals (EMH), Goldplat (GDP), Stratex (STI), Wolfe Minerals (WLFE) and Vedanta (VED) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 29 January: Wandisco needs to issue an RNS NOW!

Published 482 days ago

Is Wandisco (WAND) negotiating a trade sale as I hear or is it going bust? Either way it needs to issue an RNS now. Elsewhere I wander back to the days of Turnip Townsend to discuss why deflation could be the new norm in light of news from Tokyo overnight. At a company level I cover ITM Power (ITM), Proxama (PROX), Condor Gold (CNR), Peer TV (PTV) and the over ramped shite that is Glenwick (GWIK)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special - GTS Chemicals, drowning in Red Flags

Published 482 days ago

Capitalised at £70 million GTS Chemicals (GTS) has seen its shares more than double since its IPO on August 1 2014 and the stock is up 9% today. But this company is drowning in red flags. In a detailed podcast I list almost a dozen major red flags, just for starters, and explain why the shares are a sell at almost any price.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 28 January: Im still in Bristol & The Mrs is in the doghouse

Published 483 days ago

The Mrs got a little confused and as a result she is in the doghouse and I am still in Bristol. I hope to arrive in Warwickshire to see my father this evening. Back on the markets Mellon-madness has broken out. I examine the joke that is the Condor Gold (CNR) ramp and also FastForward (FFWD). My pal Jim Mellon is clever..but not that clever. It is then onto worthless POS Arian Silver (AGQ), Asian Citrus (ACHL), Ten Alps (TAL) and the wider issue of earnings visibility discussed here. My Avanti Communications (AVN) reference is HERE and that is it for today.

EU Supply plc - trading update, material 2016 cash burn reduction needed or again fundraising ahoy!

Published 483 days ago

Shares in e-procurement software provider, EU Supply (EUSP) currently trade approaching 30% lower today, at 4.5p, on the back of a “trading update”. Hmmm, I wonder what that has in store? 

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Anglo American, Tri-Star, Anglo Pacific, Lonmin, Noricum Gold, Stellar Diamonds & Capital Drilling

Published 483 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Anglo American (AAL), Anglo Pacific (APF), Capital Drilling (CAPD), Intelligent Energy (IE), Lonmin (LMI), Noricum Gold (NMG), Stellar Diamonds (STEL) and Tri-Star Resources (TSTR) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Petropavlovsk - Q4 Trading update: Buy

Published 483 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on its fourth quarter and full-year 2015 performance and what its strategy, “focused on the group deleveraging and on cash cost optimisation”, means for 2016.

Video: Tom Winnifrith Presentation - how to make money in a bear market

Published 483 days ago

Yes that is a glass of ouzo on the lectern. In part one of my presentation (HERE) I explained why my world view and stockmarket view remained bearish. In the second part I offered up specific ways (shares to short) and general ways to make money in a bear market.

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

Published 484 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)

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Aureus, Berkeley, Avocet, Antofagasta,Highland, Sirius and Metminco

Published 484 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Aureus Mining (AUE), Berkeley Energia (BKY), Avocet Mining (AVM), Antofagasta (ANTO), Highland Gold (HGM), Metals Exploration (MTL), Metminco (MNC), Sirius Minerals (SXX) and Premier African Minerals (PREM) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Video: Tom Winnifrith Presentation - the great stockmarket and real economy unwind is only starting

Published 484 days ago

I gave this presentation in Clerkenwell last night. I am not predicting a crash but I am suggesting that the debt and QE bubble is only starting to unwind and will go much further

Tom Winnifrith's only Q1 presentation, free booze & pizza TODAY

Published 485 days ago

I had not planned on visiting London until late April and I certainly had not planned on doing any seminars but an unlimited supply of ouzo sees me change my mind so if you are free on January 26th from 6 PM...I will be doing two presentations in Clerkenwell.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 26 Jan: lessons for the Rampers, Bulletin Board & other Morons

Published 485 days ago

Unlike yesterday's podcast this was recorded before lunchtime and, anyway, I am staying sober until after my presentation tonight when I might be less sober. Still there is a good deal of bad language in the Bearcast as I do a concluding section on Bulletin Board Morons in denial with reference on this occasion to Servision (SEV). I also cover more market abuse at Frontier Resources (FRI) as well as Independent Resources (IRG), Plexus (POS), LGO Energy (LGO) and Fusionex (FXI) - reference director's dealings.

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Atalaya, Avocet, Mariana, Anglo American, Diamond Corp & Blue Rock

Published 485 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Atalaya Mining (ATYM), Anglo American (AAL), Avocet Mining (AVM), Blue Rock Diamonds (BRD), DiamondCorp (DCP) and Mariana Resources (MARL) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Tom Winnifrith BONUS Bearcast 26 January - Questions for David Lenigas on the Afriag car crash

Published 485 days ago

Yesterday's statement from Afriag (AFRI) stinks. The shares are plunging today and the destination is 0p. I have a series of questions for Jabba the Hutt about his baby but will David Lenigas answer? And where does that leave his other hounds still on AIM (pro tem) such as Inspirit (INSP) and Evocutis (EVO). If Afriag was telling the truth yesterday, surely their days on AIM are also numbered?

Interquest Trading update - buy

Published 485 days ago

InterQuest (ITQ) has updated that “trading for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 was in line with market expectations” and that it is “encouraged by the continued growth we are experiencing and the exciting initiatives of our new executive management team”

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 25 Jan - 2 hours after Ouzo O'Clock

Published 486 days ago

Okay I am celebrating the impending departure of Afriag (AFRI) from AIM so might get a bit carried away in this podcast, there is a bit of bad langauge. Other than dancing on the PLC grave of Jabba The Hutt as he tries to spin this disaster I look at: Green Dragon Gas (GDG) - PLACING AHOY - Servision (SEV), Jiasen (JSI), TrakM8 (TRAK), Fusionex (FXI), Independent Resources (IRG) and Plexus (POS).

Sell Petroceltic at 15p - Equity Worth Nothing like £27m

Published 486 days ago

As I learned last year to my cost on three occasions, it is better to short a share after rather than before it is subject to a takeover bid. For this reason, I goodly waited until Friday’s announcement by Worldview Capital before selling Petroceltic short.

SP Angel Morning Mining note: Amara, Aureus, Firestone Diamonds, Galantas, Petropavlovsk, Shanta & Petra

Published 486 days ago

John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Amara Mining (AMA), Aureus Mining (AUE), Firestone Diamonds (FDI), Petra Diamonds (PDL), Shanta Gold (SHG), Galantas Gold (GAL) and Petropavlovsk (POG) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.

Plexus Holdings – kudos to Lucian Miers, "very significant" profit warning…

Published 486 days ago

Kudos to Lucian Miers – as Plexus Holdings (POS), recently identified by him HERE as, due to the current climate, looking to have hit a brick wall has announced that it “has seen a significant slowdown in planned activity by its customers… the company's financial results for the year to 30 June 2016… will be very significantly below market expectations”. The shares are down as a result from the 125p of Lucian’s piece and a prior close of 122.75p to currently struggling above 70p…

Tom Winnifrith Bonus MX Oil bearcast: Its all game theory now on a binary bet & its time MX Grew Up

Published 486 days ago

Today's shock news from MX Oil (MXO) has seen its shares rcket. It is all game theory now and a binary bet. So what to do about the shares? What are they worth and at what price would I consider taking part in a placing? I also note that it is time that MX Oil started treating its shareholders fairly, if it does not behave like a proper company in what it says, does not say & does it will never be taken seriously

Petropavlovsk - IRC update: we remain buyers

Published 487 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has notified UK Investors of a further announcement from IRC Ltd, the Hong Kong-listed industrial commodities company in which it is a significant shareholder.

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

Published 487 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.

Notes from Underground - Counting down from nine lives

Published 488 days ago

Notes from Underground rarely gives advice regarding money but today is a different story. The Notes from Underground cat is currently in Wanstead Animal Hospital in serious, but stable, condition after being flattened by a dresser, which fell upon on the moggy as it climbed up the front and pulled out a drawer, creating an imbalance.

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