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Each day until New Year's Day, we a showing a photo taken through the window of a ShareProphets reader. Today's snap by a Mr Tom W., a longtime fan of the site, with a picture out the back window of his father's house in Shipston.
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!
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.
With prodigious cash burn the focus of my other sell tip of the year, the focus on this one is the balance sheet in conjunction with current trading…
When it comes to picking a company which is going to perform well over the course of a year, I believe that you need to consider the macro-economic factors that are likely to affect the sector in which it operates.
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As Worthington (WRN) heads into administration, Craig Whyte's long term business partner Aidan Earley is trying to blame the media and especially me. He also says that there are questions over an insurance claim and my involvement in a £40 million City fire which is odd as the start of the fire was caught on CCTV and so there are no questions at all. So in honour of the libeller of the week...
Although the thick slice of finest Stilton and large port had done something to stop his tummy rumbling, London's worst Nomad, Mr Roland "Fatty" Cornish still felt considerably ill at ease as he waddled up the stairs at his luxury Chiswick Mansion. Two visits from two ghosts already had set his mind racing. He tumbled into bed and did his best to get to sleep, trying to count spotted dicks jumping over the fence and heading towards him. But he was never a great man for numbers and after twelve he got a bit confused.
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)
We have four more share tips out between now and January 2nd which you can access for just a fiver HERE, but here is one we prepared earlier which is our first share tip of the year.
The fraud Worthington (WRN) where ex prisoner Aidan Earley has now exposed himself as a shadow director, went into liquidation on November 21. So why have the shares not been slung off the Official List by the UKLA, part of the FCA? I talked to the FCA last week.
We have been contacted by a number of shareholders in African Potash (AFPO), which is now on ISDX and will soon be booted off AIM Formally and will go bust within weeks, who have lost money and want to sue someone over this fraud. We will back any such action with a generous donation but the question is who to sue and on what grounds? But, sorry to break the bad news to certain folks on Christmas day, but wheels are in motion...certain folks may wish to call a lawyer PDQ
A recent share tip on the Nifty Fifty website at a 250p offer price, shares in developer, formulator and supplier of personal care and beauty products, Swallowfield (SWL) are already ahead to a current 270p offer price. However, this is still down from 290p reached in October - and I believe there could be much more to come and so it is my first tip of the year.
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.
Bah, humbug! Last year’s final trading session before Christmas saw the RNS system take an early bath, but this year it was in full flow right through to 6.30pm, even though the markets closed at 12.30. So who slipped out bad news as everyone was off doing their last minute Christmas shopping? And who went the extra mile by leaving the release of bad news right into the evening? We had some cracking entries on that score, and we have a winner to announce as regards the sweepstake.
And so as they came to leave the town of Banstead in the province of Norfolk, Jesus and his disciples gathered for a final prayer.
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.
There are a few contenders for this title, but an update this morning from ShareProphets Aim-China Filthy Forty purveyor of biblical plagues and (apparently, now) not-quite-failed-yet property deals suggests to me that Asian Citrus Holdings (ACHL) might be booking its place in the Filthy Forty AIM departure lounge.
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,
I am quite confident in making IQE (IQE) a tip of the year. And this is despite the fact that this outfit usually appears in the list of most shorted shares, helpfully published on this spectacular website.
Ok miserable bastards. I have a train walk with Joshua tonight, a very long one on Sunday ( to Chew I think) and then the big 32 miler in just eight days. So donate to Woodlarks NOW! HERE. In the podcast I look at ersarien (VRS), Optibiotix (OPTI), Big Sofa (BST), Sosandar (SOS), Audioboom (BOOM), Wh Ireland (WHI), Symphony Environmental (SYM) and Feedback (FDBK)
I travel Easyjet (EZY) often. In the winter it is Bristol to Athens and back, in the summer it is Gatwick to Kalamata and back. Usually it is no worse and no better than any other budget airline. Not that I really care but I just want to point out a quite obvious scam it inflicts on its passengers.
Thank God for small mercies. Now we can start a rota on who has to listen to Brokerman Dan blathering on about blockchain and what a frigging genius Clem Chambers is. For now there is a third rogue blogger joining us as we walk the 32 miles from Horse Hill to Woodlarks on July 28. He is a man who knows Horse Hill well…
Okay the video is from blowjob TV that is to say Proactive from yesterday and thus the interviewer makes Zak Mir look like Jeremy Paxman. But, remembering that chairman Davidson has a reputation to lose, take note of what he implies about buying even more shares and also about deals not yet announced. His quiet confidence is clear and that is why even at 86p-88p you would be certifiable if you sold. We certainly will not be at anywhere near this level.
The management of Falanx (FLX) are nice guys but do themselves no favours. Issuing, albeit small amounts, of shares at rock bottom process for small itty bitty acquisitions is rarely a strategy that is value accretive. Delaying your results does not impress anyone although the company has a plausible excuse. Doing a major placing at 4.5p when not long before your shares were 9p really f**ks off we loyal shareholders. Suffice to say, the statement accompanying those results in a couple of week’s time is going to have to be pretty hot.
I called AIM-listed Sosandar a buy at 13p, moved to hold at 20p and suggested taking a slice of money off the table at 25p (I got over 27p). I still hold a shade over 75% of my holding so I’m still long, but the shares have moved up further to close yesterday at 32.7p, having peaked at 34.7p. So perhaps I was wrong to be such a coward and cash in so quickly. But I am deliriously happy, with a good chunk of my original stake banked, a whopping profit on the rest and seemingly plenty more to come.
As we all know, Frontera resources (FRR) is out of cash. It is running on fumes. It is desperate to pump the stock any way it can to get away an emergency placing needed to survive. The only question is how big a discount will the bucket shops demand. It is against this background that it released a dismal operational update yesterday. Only a fool or a paid ramper like the whore Blogger, fat bastard, aka Malcolm Graham Wood would describe it as anything other than the usual shite.
It is easy to dismiss Versarien (VRS) as just another overhyped AIM stock but, as today’s results show, that does not do it justice. It is currently in a class of its own. In fact, I would say you have to go back more than a decade to Pursuit Dynamics to find something with a valuation, pound for pound, as unhinged as this one.
Payment platform company, Bango (BGO) has updated “on trading for the six months ended 30 June 2018”. This commences “End User Spend (EUS) continues its four-year growth trend of at least doubling every twelve months. The total EUS for 1h2018 was £220m compared with £92m in 1h2017, and £271m for all of 2017. As in previous years, EUS in the second half of the year is expected to be significantly higher than in the first”. Er, ok – but that is not about how the company is trading. What about financials?...
Previously writing on online electrical retailer AO World (AO.), I noted a trading statement argues progress but questioned the valuation. The shares have since risen to 180p before falling back somewhat - and are currently at 145p on the back of an AGM trading update…
Hello Share Pickers. I've ventured to suggest recently that airline shares may be a bit too risky at the mo. It's the headwind of the rising oil price that puts me off. You'd be amazed at the huge volumes of the ebony nectar they devour to keep a million passengers aloft at any one time.
Oh dear, oh dear, the cutlure of legging over regulators with false submissions at the Ariadne ponzi scheme headed up by Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer seems endemic. In this email thread below followed by the filing submitted by Meyer herself we see Malta employee Chris Cachia and ex in house lawyer Peter Bradley discussing how to avoid financial penalties for Ariadne in Malta by not telling the truth about the date a key officer, Peter Hale, actually resigned. Natch I have passed this on to the MFSA for it to consider as part of its ongoing and wide ranging investigatiuons into Ariadne and Ms Meyer.
Last year I concluded that shares in financial advisory group, Lighthouse (LGT) could prove good value at 11.75p and that the valuation continued to look undemanding at circa 14p. I updated earlier this year at 24p, suggesting that the valuation fair enough at this juncture – though now write again with the shares currently further higher, above 37p, on the back of a trading update…
Another day, another release from fraud Follie Follie to the Greek Stock Exchange and, as we all suspected, it is the bogus Chinese operations that were at the heart of this fraud.
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...
Hello Share Takers. So that upmarket clothes manufacturer and seller Burberry (BRBY) has been destroying its own stuff. It burned clothes, perfumes and other items to the tune of £28 million pounds in 2017. Why?
We tipped shares in the then Molins, Mpac Group (MPAC) at a 125p offer price in June last year. They recently returned above 200p, but now have been hit by a half-year trading update…
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