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KEFI Minerals (KEFI) has announced it has formally mandated its bond arranger for the placement of $160 million of listed infrastructure bonds, supporting a plan to commence Tulu Kapi project contractor mobilisation at the end of the Ethiopian wet season - which usually occurs in September…
This is, of course, a big fave of Nigel Wray and he has done exceptionally well from Alliance Pharma (APH). It has also been a good share tip (twice) from myself and young Steve on the Nifty Fifty. The main man is John Dawson and he can explain the story going forward.
There is no denying that the news released by Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) last week was positive, but in no way does it justify the £30 million increase in market cap that has occurred since then.
We still have some warrants in Amryt (AMYT) and I know this is a big year both in terms of clinical trials and also sales ramp up but I admit that I am a bit off the pace on exactly what is going on. So over to someone who is bang up to speed.
We have received an email from a chap called Ian Hislam who is now officially the Bullettin Board Moron of the Century. I know we still have 82 years to go but this Quindell (QPP) shareholder is surely unbeatable.
I rather like Mr Allaun although as you know I am not heavily into this green malarky but the world is and thus I see the merit in the shares. Anyhow Keith can explain the Powerhouse Energy (PHE) story better than a climate change denier like myself so over to him.
Hello, Share Turners. As the Iranian question continues to dominate world news, the possibility of tougher US sanctions keeps the price of Brent crude spiralling upwards. Which is keeping the Footsie and the Dow buoyant, too. Good for share shifters like us, but sadly, bad for world peace.
Those of you in the Woodford session at UK Investor Show may have noticed that when coming off stage I was greeted not only by the Mrs and Joshua but by a very pretty teenage girl who was chatting to Mark Slater and Nigel Wray. That is my Welsh Nationalist daughter Olaf who is the reason Nigel and I have been involved with Woodlarks for so long.
If you have paid hundreds or thousands of pounds up front to an agent (or been signed up to a loan agreement to defer payment – especially without your knowledge) and have little or nothing to show for it, this article is for you.
I chatted to Steve before the show and at it. This is my biggest single holding, I bought more after the show and at a 71p offer shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are IMHO still very cheap. I really do expect them to be at 120p+ during the coming months as it unveils a string of new sales agreements. Here is Steve in action...
I start with two discussion held this morning, one with Lucy Wray and the other with Brokerman Dan. I end with a discussion with Lucian Miers. In between I discuss Faron Pharma (FARN), Wey Education (WEY) which - sorry Andrew Monk - is talking A grade bollocks, Inspirit (INSP) , Pathfinder Minerals (PFP), Challenger Acquistions (CHAL) and Frontera Resources (FRR).
Next up is Martin Rosser the CEO of Alexander Mining (AXM) - enjoy.
Previously writing on promotional products direct marketing group 4imprint (FOUR), I concluded in November with the shares at 1900p that the potential reward compared to the risks suggested it sensible to be bearish. The shares slid below 1570p last month, but are currently back above 1800p following an AGM Statement…
I was reminded today about numerous ways Julie Meyer has bullied her critics to silence them - defamatory internet posts, lawyers letters, the works. Thanks to the Winnileaks service we can now see confidential emails which show how she managed to silence ex employees posting on the workjplace review site Glassdoor.co.uk. First up is an email from Julie to key lieutenants within Ariadne including lawyer Peter Bradley. It is dated 26 November 2017.
It is time for Steve Moore's favoured play in the mining sector, Berekely Energia (BKY) headed up by Paul Atherley
Whilst a number of big investors see warning signs ahead for markets but are holding their positions, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris is taking action: He’s put half of his $5.7 billion net worth into gold. He said in an interview last Monday that he believes gold prices will rally further, reaching $1,800 per ounce from just above $1,300 now, while “overvalued” stock markets crash. “In the end you have China and they will not stop consuming. And people also tend to go to gold during crises and we are full of crises right now,” Sawiris said at his office in Cairo overlooking the Nile. “Look at the Middle East and the rest of the world and Mr. Trump doesn’t help.”
As we know from AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG), the best thing to do when faced with an awkward question is to move the goal posts. And so this morning we see AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), rather than ‘fess up over its overdue loan from Blackfinch which is secured on its Harley Street premises, telling us that it has signed a lease with the UK Government’s Science and Technology Facilities Council to establish a UK testing site for its LIGHT (proton therapy technology) system. I wonder what Advanced is going to pay with!
Chaired by Adam Reynolds this session boated the CEOS of Immupharma, Optibiotix, soon to IPO Phynova and ValiRx. Enjoy.
Another day and another bullshit announcement from the company whose main business is issuing new shares while claiming to be an oil explorer, Frontera Resources (FRR). the timing is handy for Frontera is hosting a City presentation for mug punter Private Investors tomorrow. It all smells terribly as if more confetti is on the way. Let's start with the bullshit RNS.
Well I never. Colin Bird was omnipresent at the show but for Jubilee Metals (JLP) he handed over to his able CEO Leon Coetzer.
As I head off to Greece later this week it will be to start training at altitude in the Taygetos Mountains. Only kidding. But i have been taking to the gym and starting some modest walks. I really do not want to be shown up too badly on 28 July when Brokerman Dan Levi and I walk from Horse Hill to Woodlarks.
There is no prize but are you "freaking cleverer than God" and able to spot the odd one out? The answer I see has nothing to do with nationality or religion. Post your answers in the comment section below. Our four angels are former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, Praise The Lord Julie Meyer, divine actress Jennifer Aniston and shamed ex Sefton boss Jimmyliar Ellerton. Do your worst...
Forgive the late bearcast. Blame it on Greek Hovel business. In today's podcast I look at Folli Follie, shares in which are slumping again as I warned you the other day HERE - tomorrow might be D (for Death) Day. I then take up Andrew Monk on AIQ (AIQ), Petra Diamonds (PDL) and the idea of consolidating brokers and Nomads via M&A. It makes no sense Andrew. Then I look at the GoTech (GOT) shambles - its now a dope play but frankly you must be a dope to own this stock. Then I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) again with a point folks like Cynical Bear have missed. Finally its i3 Energy (I3E). Thanks to those who have sponsored me as I suffer the dual agonies of walking 30 miles and having to listen to Brokerman Dan drone on all day, but 99% of bearcast listeners have not yet donated a tenner. Please do so HERE
With Julie Meyer telling the US taxman, the IRS, that she has just £500 in cash and owing money to three banks, the IRS and HMRC, you might think that her personal situation could not get any worse. Well perhaps it could. I refer you to the administrators preliminary report into the demise of Ariadne Capital Limited below.
I previously covered AIM-listed Victoria Oil and Gas (VOG) with reference to an after-hours warning issued after market close, but during the auction. It looked terrible, but there were mitigating factors which looked to have combined in an unfortunate fashion. This morning Victoria has issued a Q1 trading update. It is not pretty, but I have to take my hat off to the company this morning, for it gives full numbers and investors can make a rational decision.
In the latest trove of Julie Meyer documents emerging at Winnileaks we find a cracking case of another supplier to Ariadne Capital Limited ( now in administration) having to take it to the High Court to get paid. But I wonder was it paid? And was Ariadne's in house lawyer Peter Bradley entirely upfront with the Court. For the avoidance of doubt, Bradley is a good man but I suspect that he is also a "Good German."
As each day goes by we discover yet another institution to whom Julie Meyer MBE owes money. Already we have identified the IRS,HMRC and two banks. Thanks to Winnileaks here, below, is a third, HSBC. One wonder if any of her creditors know about all the others and if that is going to make one especially jumpy and demand immediate repayment rather than accepting a payment plan? that could be awkward. Meanwhile are her various creditors happy that she has retained uber expensive lawyer Julian Pike of Farrar & Co to act for her in a personal as well as a corporate capacity?
Hello, Share Scramblers. It seems to me that more people are adopting cats and dogs. There’s also more interest in more exotic pets. At my vet this week, I spotted a hen and something in a sinister box which the owner seemed afraid of. People are also taking more care of their pets, as many become a substitute for offspring who’ve fled the nest.
Hooray. After this week's doorstepping and podcast special and the work back in Bristol this is a great day. I suspect it is game over and discuss the probable demise of Folli Follie. Never buy a stock on a PE of 1. Elsewhere I look at rumours concerning Nomad Northland, at Echo Energy (ECHO), the fraud MySquar (MYSQ), my letter to Julie Meyer HERE, Sound Energy (SOU), Westminster Group (WSG) - with its revolting chairman ex Tory MP Tony Baldry - and Frontera (FRR) and its latest pre placing ramp. Now come on chaps, if you enjoy bearcast - and I know 1000 of you do every day - please donate £10 NOW to the Woodlarks charity walk - HERE
Another day...another retail stock. 'Tis the (reporting) season I guess. Today's offering is Kingfisher (KGF), which longer-term readers will know I have traded once before over the last year or so, buying sub 3 quid and moving out after a 10%+ gain plus some dividends. Well, as noted most recently here, the share has been kicking around the three quid level today and that interests me. So is my call to trade the DIY and related company again for a double digit plus target gain looking wise or not after today's Q1 update?
A reader says that if I invite Julie Meyer MBE to join myself and Brokerman Dan Levi on our sponsored 30 mile walk for Woodlarks on July 28 he will donate £400, if she turns up he will donate an additional £600. Why not? I am sure that Brokerman Dan would be happy to share some of his past experiences with her and that might prep Ms Meyer for her life going forward. The letter is below. Now how about you all donate a tenner each HERE.
It is now almost two weeks since the regulators at the Maltese FSA (MSFA) suspended the license of Julie Meyer to conduct financial activities including fund management. The word on the street is that the license will be cancelled altogether soon. But it seems that back in London the dozy fuckers round at the FCA still have not caught up and indeed are now derelict in their duty to protect consumers.
Last week Starcom (STAR) was “pleased to announce the launch of the latest iteration of its awarding winning intelligent padlock, the Watchlock Cube… the company has high expectations for the Cube due to its electronic shell being able to fit a variety of C10 padlocks from various manufacturers, its lower price and a far more durable battery life”. And now… “Placing” (surprise, surprise!)…
Back in January, I suggested selling Inspired Entertainment (NASDAQ - INSE) at $7.70 on the basis that a revised £2 maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) from the current £100 would cause serious problems for the company.
Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) has announced further results from underground channel sampling at Kochang on in-situ ore left behind by the original miners – including emphasising “the samples show positive indications of high average gold and silver grades” and “orogenic deposits typically extend over 1 kilometre in depth and Kochang has only been developed to a depth of 150 metres”…
The first thing to note is that the NAV of Paternoster Resources (PRS) was 0.172p per share and that was 94% in cash and listed investments. One of the larger stakes was in I3 Energy (I3E), shares in which have rocketed in recent weeks - almost certainly unjustifiably but that is life. With overheads slashed by the new regime, the NAV could well be heading towards 0.2p per share. The shares are 0.08p-0.1p which makes them a cracking buy ahead of the next NAV statement.
ScotttheScott was almost there but not quite. Yesterday I asked you to suggest which of the four figures below was the odd one out: former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith, devout Christian Julie Meyer MBE, divine actress Jennifer Aniston and shamed ex Sefton Boss JimmlyLiar Ellerton. I am shocked that Henry Gewanter who, heroically, ensured that MPs expenses were leaked and who used to act for Praise The Lord failed to get the right answer. That answer is:
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