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"So who is this David Moyes?" Asked the Mrs after I said that he had been sacked. Surely not knowing who is the (now ex) manager of West Ham is grounds for divorce or at least a trip to Relate? I ponder what as a Republican I should do tomorrow before hoping that both sides lose the FA Cup Final. Then I turn to the looming cash crisis at Sound Energy (SOU) how my most excellent broker, Mr Antony Laiker, stopped me being a real tit and losing a packet on Interquest (ITQ), at Scotgold (SGZ) and at Carpetright (CPR).
A Buy at a 20p offer price share tip in September 2015, the gain on shares in Berkeley Energia (BKY) was banked at a 56p bid price in October 2016 on a 20% one day rise thanks to a newspaper tip. At that point we noted how we could see how, on a fundamental basis, the shares are worth 100p+ looking at the numbers thrown off by the definitive feasibility study and that we may re-enter if the shares come back allowing us to buy with a margin of error. The company has since made significant progress, but the shares not and so…
This may well be the biggest supply deal yet announced by Optibiotix (OPTI) but Mr Market seems unmoved. The shares are 73p-75p and are a STRONG BUY. Let us explain.
On Christmas Eve 2014 while many of us prepared for Midnight Mass and to celebrate the birth of the good Lord Jesus, devout Christian Julie Meyer MBE had other things to do - her second visit in four days to the Ann Summers sex shop. There is nothing wrong in this except that Julie then put the bill (£48) on her Ariadne Capital expenses insisting that the purchase was "on company business". Cripes I guess Ariadne did more than I had imagined. The Winnileaks service means I have three months of Julie's expenses which I publish below and which will shock all stakeholders and all readers at ever level.
I most recently warned on Real Good Food (RGD) towards the end of March - another intra-day update, attempted discounted fundraising ahoy?. Now another intra-day update; “New funding arrangements agreed”…
Hello, Share Shakers. Occasionally, on this stunning website, I make suggestions on shares not based on hard news. But which I feel will keep on rising merely because of a current trend. It might be one of the oldest cliches in the City book, but ‘the trend is your friend’ has always been my most reliable financial adage.
On a post approved by ShareSoc on its blog, Roger Lawson has today commented on the incident I described in bearcast on Monday - the email I received in response to my fraudbusting work. I have made Lawson aware of the content of that email currently with the Police so something I cannot publish - but it is the most disgusting material about my wife of Indian origin. Yet he is unapologetic for writing in a way that trivialises it and has refused polite requests to withdraw his article of today. Roger, may your soul burn in hell for your failure to see hate crime against an innocent woman, committed by someone not wanting fraud exposed, for what it is. Roger comments on Audioboom. My comments are in bold.
Previously writing on homewares group Portmeirion (PMP), I concluded I want further evidence of tangible, sustainable recovery before reconsidering my cautious stance. Today an AGM trading statement…
I suspect that Ocado (OCDO) is even more overvalued after today's share price surge on the Kroger deal - it goes to show the dangers of shorting anything other than an outright fraud in the current climate. I look at the FOBT news - Nanny State gets more and more bossy every day. I look also at Mothercare (MTC), Foxtons (FOXT) and WH Ireland (WHI)
Last writing on digital financial transactions technology company, eServGlobal (ESG) I concluded, in January, with the shares at 11.5p that I’d want significant further progress from here to be comfortable with paying the present valuation. There is now an AGM update…
After my package holiday confessional contained within my last write-up on holiday company Thomas Cook (TCG) three months ago, I am keeping up my differentiated holiday strategy by heading off to west Wales during part of the upcoming half-term holiday break at the end of the month. Suffice to say west Wales does not figure in any of Thomas Cook's advertising...
A series of contract wins announced mean that Falanx (FLX) is clearly beyond that inflexion point where a ramp up in sales means that it is beyond breakeven. That means there is no more need to place shares which is good for we long standing and supportive shareholders. Moreover, with a high gross margin of 50%, it means that operational gearing can now kick in and that will start to drive a sharp ramp up in profitability. This good news is far from discounted in the share price, at 5.6p-5.7p the market cap is still less than £15 million. So the latest news...
Blue Prism (PRSM), “a global leader in Robotic Process Automation, is pleased to announce a pre-close trading update in respect of the six months ended 30 April 2018”. Ooooh - a more than £1 billion capitalised “global leader” pleased to update, should be good then…
There was I hoping for one of those hand waving videos filmed inside the rented flat where Julie Meyer lives with her sex toys and books praising Jesus and Tony Blair. Perhaps Julie would care to explain why she did not shoot a video this week to put all those nasty rumours to bed. Over to you sister... But as you can see below she has spammed her wholly non GDPR compliant mailing list with a letter which is quite simply bonkers and also defamatory.
While we have to soldier on with the useless Mrs May as our Prime Minister out in Ethiopia - where Kefi (KEFI) has its flagship Tulu Kapi gold project - a new chap, Dr Abiy Ahmed, took charge on April 2. Since then there have been various appointments of new Ministers and, as of Friday of last week, new State Ministers (Deputy Ministers). Kefi has updated that it has been in touch with all the new chaps...
Hello, Share Snappers. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. And I’m sure some of my colleagues will apply that to my choice for your further consideration today. Yes, it’s Capita (CPI) - a company which may send shivers up your spine. Even if most of that sensation will come from the collapse of another government contractor called Carillion.
I can understand following today's bombshell and yesterday's bombshell expose and the loss of her MFSA license on Friday and the criminal charges in Malta and all those other legal actions, that devout Christian Julie Meyer may be a little bit stressed right now. Perhaps this explains this bizarre tweet about Brexit of yesterday? Empty bean bags? In an economy with record employment and the lowest unemployment since 1975? Whatever. The response from one of her critics is, however, most entertaining.
Having IPO’d on AIM at 134p per share in November, ‘lifestyle’ and travel concierge services group Ten Lifestyle (TENG) has announced results for the six months ended 28th February 2018. These include CEO Alex Cheatle “delighted with the increase in member satisfaction levels” and “as convinced as ever about the significant market opportunity and Ten's growth potential within that market as well as our ability to generate value for our shareholders”. The shares are currently at, er, 97.5p…
So far it has been a good day. I look at four shares I own: Optibiotix (OPTI), Falanx (FLX), Premaitha (NIPT) - yes Wildes you are wrong! - and Sosandar (SOS). And I comment on today's Julie Meyer bombshell. Praise be the Lord. I look at Beowulf Mining (BEM) and wider lessons after its placing and then discuss housebuilders in general after Chris Bailey's excellent article HERE. Chris is right, my old friend Malcolm - a sector bull - is wrong and I explain why.
I do not think I have formally written about the housebuilders before but I know they are beloved by many investors out there citing yield, cash back to investors, an inherent shortage of housing and other attributes probably including their ability to walk on water. Any hopes of God-given capabilities have come crashing down to earth today though with an update from Crest Nicholson (CRST), shares in which have fallen another 13% to a new 12 month low. So what did it say? Here's the key excerpt from today's update:
We may like to have a bit of a Turkish when posting videos featuring Clem Chambers of ADVFN (AFN) explaining blockchain but we still run a couple of newsletters together so, on that basis, if you want to go to Clem's great blockchain conference in London on June 13th there is a 30% discount on tickets for ShareProphets readers.
On 29 April Julie Meyer contacted those folks who have invested in her fund in an email she had tagged so she can trace any leakers. Sadly Ms lingerie on her devoutly Christian expenses cannot cope with Winnileaks so I publish the email in full. And it is a shocker. Quite simply Julie Meyer MBE is lying to fundholders in a brazen fashion.
Hello Share Braves. I’m so disgusted with the sort of person who’s now common and becoming more frequent in Shareland, that I’m actively pursuing other ways to glean an honest income from my pile. You only have to look at what Tom is having to put up with these days to have sympathy with my current jaundiced view of the Big City.
Though a diehard republican I have weakened and am going to watch the Royal Wedding. Don't be too harsh on me. In this podcast I discuss issues raised by Roger Lawson with regard to free speech, social media, threats to journalists, market abuse and the FCA in tackling crime.
Another day, and another set of expenses claimed by Julie Meyer MBE as being "on company business" from Ariadne Capital Limited, now in administration. Staff who were paid late or not at all, investors who have lost everything and the HMRC who will surely see these as more benefits in kind on which Julie should have paid tax, will be horrified. Natch this document has gone to the HMRC. This is October 2014 and is a retail special. Although the Co-op entry, 11 October, is a total hoot.
Oh dear Julie Meyer. This document below which has dropped into the hands of the Winnileaks service is already with one of the FOUR investors in your companies who is suing you and he is adding it to his case. It will be with the FCA and MFSA later today for it indicates a wholesale fraud on your part. It is dated 13 November 2017.
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2017 and thus far in 2018 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...
Ocado (OCDO) has seen a significant rise in its share price in recent weeks and seems to have gained upwards momentum, but I would question how long that will last and still see it as very expensive at this point in time.
When Sosandar (SOS) listed on AIM at 15p late last year, the forecast was that sales in the year to March 31 would be £1 million. Now we learn that they were £1.34 million. How many companies beat forecasts by that much in their IPO year? This is a special company as anyone who watched the two birds who run it HERE will know. This is not just about sales. It gets better for we loyal shareholders...
The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been on April 21st, here’s a first performance update...
I start with confirmation that Brokerman Dan and I really are doing a Horse Hill to Woodlarks charity walk on 28 July. Are you free and would you like to walk too? If not just give us your cash ( as Dan used to say in different circumstances in the old days). More details here I then comment on the latest year on year newspaper circulation stats (below) - what is happening, why and what it means.
It is just over a month since I updated on my trawl to find big dividends which might be safe in a market environment where I don’t see much upside and plenty downside. Having originally settled on BT (BT.A) at about 225p on a yield of just shy of 7%, I added ITV (ITV) at the last count, paying 143.7p. That puts its dividend at 5.4%, although it went ex-dividend before I bought. Meanwhile I finally succumbed to the attractions (as I saw them) of Centrica (CNA), paying 142.95p ahead if its final dividend. How are things looking?
I have wondered why a former president/CEO/chairman of Pheonix Technologies would take a board seat at AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) for quite some time. In fact, since his appointment at Tern I have wondered what Al Sisto was doing there with such a high-flying career. What on earth would someone with a CV like that be doing as a director of a small AIM-listed tiddler? Of course, since his appointment he has moved up the ladder and is now CEO and filled in as an interim Chairman too. But an ex-boss of mighty Phoenix?
The People’s Operator (TPOP) is one of a number of AIM companies where you have to wonder whether there is really any point in it continuing to stay in business, other than generating fees for its brokers.
Andalas Energy (ADL) is a company that even after its recent placing has NEGATIVE net current assets of $1-2 million and no assets of any value. I think it is worthless but its management wishes to meet me to explain why I am wrong. Hmmm. Well for starters I am a hermit who never goes to London other than for UK Investor and secondly I simply will not meet until the company answers four questions and it is still refusing.
As the winner of the 2017 Dragon's Den – grand prize, a free trip to anywhere the #73 bus goes, bus fare not included - I have a a reputation to protect. So there would be absolutely no reason to do a check in on how the 2018 leaderboard is doing.
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.
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