Brett Boynton, the corporate financier chosen to head ambitious graphite play Stratmin Global Resources (STGR) has pleased investors in this recently lacklustre AIM performer by committing himself to a cost-cutting expansion drive to double projected output from the company’s flagship Lohorano project in Madagascar within two years, while seeking out deal opportunities to expand the company further.
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the shorted AIM shares (by net short position %) and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since a previous analysis HERE…
It was perhaps inevitable that shares of Plexus Holdings would succumb to the influence of the oil price collapse during the autumn of last year. The recovery since and has actually been relatively encouraging. This is said on the basis of the final bear trap rebound in February from towards 160p,
Shares in Sefton are drifting today - down to 0.27p - but the company is still capitalised at almost £8 million but is now down to its last £300,000 of cash and as yet has no CEO and no deal. The share price discounts a lot but according to certain bloggers deals are in the bag. Perhaps it is time for Sefton to come clean on 4 critical points:
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at Falkland Oil & Gas, Pantheon Resources, Sovereign Mines of Africa.
Cripin Odey made headlines back in January when he predicted that we were on the cusp of a market meltdown so savage that would be talked about in 100 years’ time. Odey is smart and presumably has taken out a hedging strategy that will protect his fund from such an outcome.
Featuring Bacanora Minerals (BCN), Forbidden Technologies (FBT), Sula Iron & Gold (SULA), Totally (TLY), Union Jack Oil (UJO), Vast Resources (VAST)
Ortac Resources (OTC) may not be current flavour of the month with investors, but chief executive officer Vassilios Carellas says the AIM-quoted company is nevertheless poised to negotiate majority control of the Kabala project in north-west Zambia, which he suggests could become a major copper and cobalt mine in the heart of the central African copperbelt. Old estimates implied Kabala could hold more than 150 million tonnes and, though Carellas is somewhat more circumspect, he notes the project is 40 km. ‘on the other side of the dome’ from the Sentinel mine, which produced some 1.2 billion tonnes at 0.5% copper, where the First Quantum group has invested $2 billion, and is in the same area as the major Kanshansi and Lomwana mines.
With the FTSE 100 holding towards its best levels ever, it does appear to be relatively difficult for would-be bears to gain traction on all but the most obvious of negative setups, Plus500 notwithstanding, of course,.
Hello Share Shakers. Perhaps I did not express myself clearly enough – if so, t’were a grievous fault (Shakespeare’s Marc Anthony) – yet I’m stuck with it. But I happen to agree with almost all Tom said here yesterday.
Jiasen International (JSI) a company making wooden doors which claims to be able to buck all macro economic trends and operates in the fraud hotspot of Fujian province China has noticed that its share price has collapsed to just 19p - down from a July 2014 IPO at 82p.
John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Bezant Resources, Goldplat, Condor Gold and Hummingbird Resources as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.
I start the podcasts with some observations about a flurry of road repairing here in Greece and explain what is going on. I then move onto geo political risk which is not discounted in equity valuations and to the general abandoment of risk assessment in small caps with reference to Daniel Stewart, ValirX and Tern
A month or so ago at the UK Investor Show I sat on a panel with Ed of Stockopedia and Thierry the technical guru in a screens versus technicals versus fundamentals debate which you can watch here. To cut to the chase my view would be that whilst you should not close your mind off to anything the key for choosing investments for me are fundamental factors like cash flow, selected earnings indicators, the signalling around shareholder remuneration (dividends, buybacks etc) and management credibility and commentary. In short some science (balance sheet), some art (reading primary company documentation) and a slug of psychology appraising the words and actions of management.
Hot on the heels of the New World Oil & Gas (NEW) fiasco, evidence is emerging of a separate incident of possible forward selling of a placement involving another client of Cornhill Capital. Was this all above board? African Potash (AFPO) announced its plan to raise £1.2million on April 17th. In an echo of the New World controversy, African Potash’s placement was partially dependent on a successful shareholder vote at an EGM on May 21st. Careful analysis of African Potash’s daily volume data, before and after April 17th, reveals a number of troubling questions.
I have some sympathy for the board of Regal Petroleum (RPT) given that its area of operation is in the Ukraine. I sense that they are doing their best to manage the company in the most difficult of situations, but for investors the RNSs released yesterday are very worrying. Cash is trapped in a rapidly depreciating currency and the risks here are massive.
Featuring Amur Minerals (AMC), Daniel Stewart (DAN), Jubilee Platinum (JLP), LGO Energy (LGO), Starcom (STAR), Tern (TERN)
Kurt Budge, since October chief executive of unloved iron ore hopeful Beowulf Mining (BEM), is determinedly optimistic as he reviews prospects for winning an exploitation licence for the company’s low-grade project at Kallak in northern Sweden. If all goes well, he suggests the AIM-quoted company, which is currently ‘looking for a big investor or partner’, should be taking Kallak to production ‘in four to five years’ time’ from an estimated resource of 152.3 million tonnes.
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at Bahamas Petroleum, Coal of Africa, and Supergroup.
I wonder if it was his years at the BBC which saw my pal Comrade Malcolm Stacey infected with the mad lefty virus. Becuase the old Money Tree worshipper does talk some awful rot and today's column from him HERE is a classic. I feel forced to point out in the interests of balance why he is spouting total gibberish.
What will Father Christmas be putting in the stockings of the writers of ShareProphets, nine share tips, plus what sexism at the BBC
In the excitement I forgot to mention Nomates but you can see a chart below that he'd rather you did not. It is self explanatory and my father wants to clarify that like Larry Cummins of Milestone (MSG) infamy he does not have a degree from Oxford. But unlike Lyin' Larry he has two. I discuss Milestone, Blue Prism (PRSM), AIQ (AIQ), 13 Energy (I3E) and focus on Frontera Resources (FRR) and include in my coverage the sordid role of fat bastard, that is to say Malcolm Graham Wood.
Hello, Share Peckers. I’ve just recently named three of my shares I have high hopes for. So to balance the boat, I’ll now nominate a trio of not-so-hopeful members of my portfolio. Three shares that I plan to sell as soon as the market indicates the best time.
The Financial Reporting Council has today fined audit firm ArrandCo, formerly known as RSM Tenon, £1 million ( reduced by 30% for co-operating) and audit partner Jeremy Filley £80,000 ( reduced to £56,000) for allowing the fraud Quindell (QPP) to publish fraudulent 2011 accounts. No doubt Snot Gobbler Dan McCrum at the FT is again about to produce a timeline taking credit for this but the FRC has stated explicitly that it widened its enquiries to include the 2011 accounts only because of specific allegation raised by me as you can see HERE. These fines are down to my work, not that the deadwood press will ever acknowledge that. So how did Rob Terry and his associated in the Quenron gang, cook the books with the help of Filley and RSM Tenon.
There is a new kid on the twitter block, @ariadnecapitals seems to ask a lot of questions of the Ariadne Group and Julie Meyer as you can see below. How long before Julie sends a lawyers' letter to get it shut down?
I thought I’d do a brief update on the first of my share ideas for 2018 – AIM-listed Bowleven (BLVN). Brief, because not much corporate news has come out, but there were a couple of interesting TR-1s. Tipped at around 30-31p, the shares were 32.7-32.9p at Friday’s close – it’s higher (good) but I don’t think I’ll be selling yet to cash in the odd penny!
And so the blockchain spoofing continues. Step forward Stapleton Capital (STC), a standard list shell listed on 21 September to invest in telecoms. Its main man, the Holmes groupie Rodger Sergant has seen the light and the company is now to be known as BlockChain Worldwide (BLOC) The statement issued begs questions for the sleuth at 221B Baker Street.
I am sure that having bought the duff Italian assets of Sound Energy (SOU), Saffron Energy (SRON) shares will be aggressively promoted when they return from suspension. All the usual suspects in team ramp are already making initial noises. But should we really get excited? The City's No 1 oil analyst, Zac "The Knife" Phillips of SP Angel thinks not and opines today:
To lose 25% of your market capitalisation in less than a month looks a bit like carelessness but that is what UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has managed. The real issue is that it is grossly overvalued on a fundamental basis - the shares should be sub 1p. The immediate issue is the news from Broadford Bridge. Or rather lack of it.
I start with today's personal triump on Quindell (QPP). And it is a real personal triumph for me, not that the deadwood press or my critics will recognise that. I then cover Milestone (MSG) - Ho Ho Ho - Pets At Home (PETS), Joshua's fave store, N Brown (BWNG), Worldwide Blockchain (BLOC) and Velocity (VEL) another dog from the FinnCap kennel.
Folks can ignore the warnings of myself, Nigel Somerville and Waseem Shakoor about the overvalued ramp stock Frontera (FRR) if they wish. But the City's No 1 oil analyst Zac "The Knife" Phillips has just published a very specific and damning note. No doubt "fat bastard" Malcolm Graham Wood will ignore this real analysis as he continues ramping the shares with misleading statements in return for generous cash payments to buy yet more pies. But it might pay the Bulletin Board Morons to listen to someone who is not on the payroll and does know what he is talking about. Over to The Knife...
Westminster Group (WSG) is a company which I once had high hopes for, but in the past it has always been one which has promised the earth but has failed to deliver much of any real substance.
It has been a bit volatile at times but if you bought the late August plunge in the shares of the UK's leading mobile and electricals retailer Dixons Carphone (DC.) as discussed HERE then you have made a few quid. So what to do now? Well step forward the company's trading update for the 10 weeks to the 6th January 2018…
Oh BBMs, lap up the nonsense coming out of AIM-listed Frontera (FRR) this morning. Please buy lots of shares, for there are lots more coming. We had expected an update on the company’s work on the Ud-2 well in Georgia, but this morning’s effort offered no numbers to go on and some strange terminology.
AIM-listed Milestone Group (MSG) has been up to its neck in controversy for over a year now, but I wonder if the company has had some bad news it hasn’t quite got around to sharing. This is regarding its blockshain spoofery (oops), I mean its software license agreement with Black Cactus Global Inc (Envoy Group as was) which we were told it had entered into on 6 December.
On last month-announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2017, we noted Premaitha Health (NIPT) currently looking at positive pre-litigation cashflows, but that there remained risk of low cash headroom or even a cash shortfall including if further litigation-related costs are required. There’s now a Secured loan facility agreement with Thermo Fisher announcement.
Looking at all bull markets in the S&P since the year 1900, and then examined what happened in the very first year after each of those bull markets ended is interesting. In the first year of the bear market after the last full year of the bull market the numbers were striking and could be useful if 2017 ends up being the peak of the bull market.
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