Hello, Share Twangers. A share which has given me a lot of pain, though (thankfully) I don’t think I’ve recommended it to you very much, is a telecoms giant which has seen better days. In fact, under two years ago the shares touched a fiver. Nowadays, they are less than three quid. But analysts at Barclays have just repeated their fairly long-standing target of 450p, which would cancel a big chunk of my loss.
The shares are tanking said the PR man to lyin' Steve Sanderson, CEO of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). How will we get the bailout placing away? I know said Lyin' Steve, let's put out a ramptastic operational update. And so lo and behold Lyin's Steve issued the release and the Bulletin Board Morons fell for it (again) and the shares zoomed from 4.05p to 5.35p-5.4p. It is placing ahoy.
There is another update on the potential claim against Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald for its negligence in allowing the fraud African Potash (AFPO) to post utterly untrue statements to ramp its shares ahead of a rescue placing. Peter Petyt who is co-ordinating a claim for more than 100 aggrieved shareholders writes:
Previously writing on the former BrainJuicer Group, now System1 Group (SYS1), in August I noted the lack of a Benjamin Graham ‘margin of safety’ biting as the shares slid to 635p and that I continued to avoid. The shares are currently at 530p on the back of a further trading update…
Remember when the FT said Inmarsat (ISAT) was going to bid 140p a share for Avanti Coms (AVN) then at 30p now at 7.26p offer? Today it had a scoop on Telit (TCM) which the company has commented on. There is a grain of truth in the FT scoop but so much of what it writes is just PR spin as I demonstrate in this podcast. I hope the journalists responsible feel soiled and dirty. As for Telit I explain the various scenarios and why the downside is huge whatever happens. I cover UK Oil & Gas. A moron reckons he is going to make money by not paying to read ShareProphets and buying more UK Oil & Gas shares instead. Since his silly email the shares have lost another 14% and are now 4p bid. Next stop 3p then 2p then whatever. Truly the moron will be rich. Not. Then I rant about how troubled Interserv (IRV) lied to investors regarding the reason why its FD left and why that matters.
Germany's outgoing Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has warned that spiralling levels of debt, as well as the growth of liquidity across the world, risk creating a new financial crisis. Speaking to the Financial Times as he leaves his long-held post at Germany's finance ministry and becomes the Speaker of the Bundestag, Schaeuble said that his view is shared by economists around the world.
Will Purplebricks (PURP) ever generate real profits from its UK Business? No. I have noted before that its business model is flawed and one reason is the race to the bottom on pricing. Meet the UK's 18th largest estate agent, Doorsteps.co.uk, and flog your house for just £99.
A little bit more of a look at main market listed Interserve (IRV) simply serves to underline my comment earlier that it is a sell.
Writing on waste management group Augean (AUG) previously in August, I stated harmed by HMRC assessment… and worse to come? Well, there is now a “Board Changes and Trading Update” announcement…
Main market listed Interserve (IRV) has followed up its profit warning of 14 September with a statement today that it is in constructive and ongoing discussions with its lenders. The word constructive may sound positive, but I fancy it is anything but: the 14 September warning said that the Board continues to believe that the group will be able to operate within its banking covenants. Oh, and the CFO stepped down on 30 September 2017, as announced on 30 June – except that it looks like that was after a nudge.
So gold and gold stocks have started to rally. What next? Over to Jordan Roy Byrne for his technical analysis with the latest podcast from Palisade Capital
CityFibre (CITY) is one of those companies where I really struggle to see how the market cap is justified, even allowing for future potential and growth prospects. I covered the company bearishly around a year ago when two of the directors offloaded some of their shares when the price was 63p – albeit that they didn’t hold many of them anyway.
Hello, Share Schemers. Cement isn’t as exciting as gold, silver and precious stones. But most share shifters know that boring often means rising share prices. Whereas gold, silver and jewel mines are always blighted with uncertainty. By the way the world population is growing, we will always need cement.
I commented the other week on an RNS from LSL Property (LSL) announcing at 6.05pm on a Friday that it was pleased to announce that it had lobbed £20 million into the online hybrid estate agent Yopa Property Limited for a 17.3% equity stake. If it was that pleased, why announce it late on Friday evening when everybody has gone home? In any case, was it £20 million, or was it £15.6 million?
I start with a look at the poverty of small cap coverage in the Sundays but then in general. Just where can you get quality objective material on AIM shares? Then responding to Malcolm's what he looks for in shares to buy, I go through a good look at what I look for in shares to avoid or short.
Nickel prices have performed strongly in recent months and are currently up around 30% from the lows which they hit during the early part of the summer.
Having bottomed at 105p, shares in Internet of Things/blatant fraud Telit Communications (TCM) bounced to almost 200p but have now slid back to 157.5p. Here are six reasons why they are going to head sharply lower in the next three months and will in due course go to zero.
This is the second time this year Jim Rickards has predicted a major stockmarket crash. Maybe he will be right this time. In this podcast Jim discusses how most financial concepts are easy to understand. Dollar and gold are an inverse relationship, and gold has dropped due to recent dollar strength. Throughout 2016 and 2017 the dollar has been weakening. The Euro has risen against the dollar, and this weaker dollar has translated into higher prices for gold.
Around this house lie various piles of coins. I just leave them lying around, out of the reach of Joshua who would try to eat them, but, I admit, it is not a great sign of a sharp financial brain. A few year ago a girlfriend tried to counter this by giving me three piggy banks to leave around the house, as you can see below.
If you look at the website of peer to peer you will see how brilliantly it is doing. £300 million lent, sponsoring Cowes Week, 17,000 customers, Europe's leading P2P) property lending platform, winner of numerous awards, 12% returns offered. But hang on, maybe the judges at Moneywise don;t bother to check out Companies House...
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If it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true. That brings me to the Cascade (nothing to do with Bill Gates) ramp and Servision (SEV) and a detailed look at why it is utterly worthless. I look at the bogus French bid stories at UK Oil & Gas and how the Froggies are actually dumping the shares ahead of a bailout placing and because they are monstrously overvalued. Its also placing ahoy at Magnolia (MAGP) and Andalas (ADL) which is so shite it makes UKOG look like BP. I look at Blenheim (BNR), the boardroom departures and why its shares are 50% overvalued. Finally I try to work out how soon Condor Gold (CNR) will have yet another placing and why I would not back it at any price.
Some posts on our comments section are so interesting that they merit a wider audience. Overnight Paul Scott, Britain;s top share blogger, served up a really interesting one on ASOS (ASC), prompted by Malcolm Stacey's recent (bearish) article here. This is really very interesting analysis. The great Scott writes:
The past week has shown clearly why MySquar (MYSQ) shares should not be traded on any market, even the AIM Casino. I demonstrated HERE that it had lied to investors in an RNS this month. That lie stands uncorrected. I demonstrated HERE that without any doubt it had committed wholesale securities fraud on July 31. This was chapter and verse stuff and MySquar is now exposed. Yet nothing has happened. As such I have written to my pal the bogus Sheriff of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard the head of AIM Regulation
Hello, Share Pilots. There is so many predictions of a earth-shattering share crash on this lively website, that we must all be feeling nervous. We all remember a few black days, only nine years ago, when it began to look as all shares would be worth hardly anything at all. Picture your mind’s desolation if that were to happen again. Here are a few precautions you might take.
If you look at the 2011-2017 gold chart, we are facing the most significant trial yet says gold guru Lior. Gantz We managed to break through support, but that is being re-tested. If we can maintain support, we should see no further resistance up to $1400. This outcome is contingent on what the Federal Reserve does in December.
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...
Many folks seemed to think that Concepta's (CPT) next announcement would be a (lack of) profits warning and/or a placing and the shares have been sold down on that basis. Oh ye of little faith.
Finally, after all these years, I have hit upon a 50% profit system, and it was discovered when I was buying almond milk. (I DO live in Islington.) So I am at Sainbury's, and they have posted signs all over the tills: "We do not accept the old £1 coin." Yet some poor sod was trying to buy his kale smoothie (Islington, right?) but the cashier was denying his coins.
In this bearcast I look at a 200 page report out last week from the FCA. It examines saving and borrowings level of our fellow citizens by age group and is truly alarming. I look at5 its data and what that means for us all and it only makes me all the more bearish about the debt bomb upon which we sit
At no-one is watching O'Clock on Friday the insolvent fraud African Potash (AFPO) issued three announcements one of which is that its shares will re-start trading on the NEX lobster pot. This is the return of the living dead. I examine those releases which show that Potash is insolvent as well as a company that lies routinely and commits fraud. It is worthless but what does this say about NEX Markets too?
A piece of good news is posted by our friends in Kosovo, Fox Marble (FOX). It says that the advance payment of $500,000 it was promised by OM Enterprises , a leading tile manufacturer and distributor based in Calcutta has arrived. This is part of a deal announced on the 28 September 2017 when OM Enterprises agreed, to purchase 5,000 tonnes of material over three years. As part of the agreement, OM committed to a $500,000 advance payment.
Financial guru Per Wimmer is invested in the natural resource space and has seen both the good and bad times. He has worked with many entrepreneurs in the mining space. Wimmer says, “From an investment point of view you have to do your homework. Investigate the stories and the management teams.” He became interested in the mining sector before the last supercycle when he discovered that it was a no-brainer from a supply-demand perspective.
Foundry and engineering group Chamberlin (CMH) has updated on “overall good levels of demand across the foundry and engineering businesses”, but that “margins within the group’s foundry businesses have been adversely affected by production issues”. The shares have, unsurprisingly, responded lower, but the potential value looks to justify a buy...
Mail, parcels and logistics operator DX Group (DX.) has announced results for its year ended 30th June 2017, a self-described “especially challenging period”. These ain’t going to be good then…
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