A few weeks earlier than we had expected, Premaitha Health (NIPT) has announced that it has received CE-mark approval for its Iona test and will therefore launch it commercially at once. This is good news and the shares are now 23.5p – 24.5p.
Further to my article of last week advising selling shares in both Argos Resources (ARG) and Borders and Southern (BOR) I now go into more detail on Argos which at 7.25p looks a stonking short – target 1p (and I am being generous).
Afren's (AFR) recent woes put it right up there with Quindell (QPP) as the must do short for February. Where Quindell has one deadline this month, Afren has two:
The final company presenting at the Shareprophets seminar on 2nd February was Insetco (INC). The boss of this AIM listed turnaound is Ivan Couchman. With RMPC owning shares I had a few questions at the end.
You know that I am just a plain and simple nice guy. Well if you do, don’t tell anyone as I have a reputation to preserve. But as a nice guy I thought I’d drop a memo to the new team at Quenron (QPP), Jim “Hammer” Sutcliffe and Richard Rose about how to spin the looming disaster that is the PWC Report into Quindell’s fraudulent accounting policies.
I am a gold bug and have been heartened by the recent uptick. But not everyone shares my views. Jim Rogers co-founded the legendary Quantum fund 35 years ago with George Soros and he is still an active investor and he is a two year gold bear. In this week’s podcast recorded by my colleagues at Palisade Capital he explains why and also talks about what it is like to work with Soros and on whether China is a bubble set to burst. Interesting stuff!
When Angus Forrest and his board at Tern (TERN) finally got around to addressing some of the issues raised here on ShareProphets regarding wrong filings to Companies House, shares apparently being issued at the wrong price, the non-disclosure of Tern’s beneficial ownership of Cryptosoft etc etc, we were treated to an RNS on 7 Jan 2015. But that clarification RNS – signed off by Angus Forrest and no doubt checked and verified by Nomad WH Ireland (employer of shamed Rangers advisor and China fraud specialist Paul Shackleton) - was, er, wrong.
My recent book 49 Red Flags serves up 49 ( its actually 50) signs that you should not be owning a given share. The book is dedicated to Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) who serves as a case study for most of the Red Flags mentioned. You can get a free copy of the book sent to you today by filling in the form HERE. As a sample here is Red Flag 26.
The UK Investor Show is the UK’s top investor show and takes place on April 18th in Westminster. To grab your ticket you can book now HERE. The keynote talks include:
Rangers (RFC) has announced plans to hold an EGM to vote on a wholesale change of board. The plans are a disgrace, for the EGM is to be held in London at a venue that can hold only 500. Most Rangers shareholders live in Glasgow. This appears a deliberate attempt by Rangers and its shamed financial adviser Mr Paul Shackleton of WH Ireland to disenfranchise fans.
A relaxed podcast recorded from the freezing garage where the Mrs has exiled me pro tem. On the agenda is the question of why pizza hardman Darren Atwater is as posh as me when taking this test, what counts as vindication on Quindell (QPP) and how you deal with ongoing attacks harassment and smears.
I have not the slightest clue what AIM casino listed Ashcourt Rowan (ARP) does. But when a company issues an RNS on the dot of 6.30pm, when the RNS system shuts down for the day, it is worth a butchers: what is there to hide, that has been released not just after hours, but even when the fine operatives of the RNS system are packing their bags too?
At the ShareProphets Seminar on 2nd February I did a joint presentation with my pal Anand from PrimaryBid. Anand’s new venture goes live next week and aims to kill off the bucket shops by allowing private investors to supply capital to AIM tiddlers at a discounted price directly. It will also make it cheaper for such firms to raise capital. I hope you will ALL support this venture and register HERE
Marketing communications group Creston (CRE) posted up what can only be described as a rather weak trading statement for the period from 1 October to December 31. Sales grew by 5% in H1 but that slowed to just 1% in Q3.
I shall turn to the matter of the forthcoming Rangers FC (RFC) EGM later but the high-handed statement signed off by its adviser Mr Paul Shackleton of WH Ireland yesterday should be viewed in light of a shock revelation I serve up today about his own actions (or inactions) regarding AIM listed China fraud Naibu (NBU).
Buccaneering Frank Timis’s African Minerals (AMI) may have put its 12.8 billion-tonne flagship Tonkolili iron ore project in Sierra Leone on care and maintenance and had its shares suspended at a small fraction of their float price as the company pursues urgent negotiations about its financial future. But Sula Iron & Gold (SULA), with a somewhat more modest West African iron ore project next door to Tonkolili at Ferensola, is taking a determinedly upbeat view of its own prospects, in the wake of a 50% increase in Ferensola’s technical value in 12 months to $56 million (£37 million), accorded by ubiquitous consultancy group SRK.
Controversial entrepreneur Big Dave Lenigas is my pal. So too is outspoken blogger Doc Holiday. But the two men appear to loathe each other passionately. And the latest step in this battle came with a twitter threat from Big Dave “I will block on twitter anyone who follows Doc Holiday”. Oooh er missus…
Hello Share Comrades. Let's have another look at one of the nasty situations which is said by the gloomsters to threaten our chances of making really big money out of our shares this year. And once again I seem to be picking a fight with TW - see below.
Quindell (QPP) now exists only because its banks have not pulled the overdraft. Each week a new crisis emerges as it struggles to pay all its bills. Reports are now coming to me from all over this creaking fraud showing how desperate things are. Today: Maine Finance Ltd.
In today's podcast I look at Afren, a general point about whether institutional ownership validates a stock, Hunter Resources, Golden Saint Resources, Tomco, Powerhouse Energy, Tate & Lyle and Gulf Keystone (please note morons, TW vindicated again)
Well it is a bad day on two counts. Fisrt it is the disaster that has hit our village in Greece and its olive harvest, as I explain in a photo article HERE. Then it is events at Premaitha (NIPT), a share we own. I explain why I am not selling. I look at Stanley Gibbons (SGI) and then at FastForward (FFWD) where things really don't stack up and where there are far more questions than answers.
As I noted earlier the fantasist Chris Oil has returned to twitter as a result of "exceptional demand". And as you can see he wants to take AIM back for the "good of honest investors". Great Chris. we wish you well and it is good to have someone as honest as you fighting the good fight. I see that I am not alone in holding that view. Last Thursday, according to twitter counter he had just 2,787 follower. Wind forward a few days...
The only suprise is that the market abuser Chris Oil has not rebranded as Chris BlockChain. But after an absence of well over a year from the public arena, the man who, modestly, compared himself to Warren Buffett is back! Hooray, his investment advice has always been a golden (counter) indicator.
A TR-1 released by AIM-listed Purplebricks (PURP) reveals that Woodford Investment Management - the stamping ground of former idol Neil Woodford - has been piling in to buy more shares in the light of recent weakness in the share price. Is it good news for Purplebricks? I fear not.
This is not the news we Premaitha (NIPT) shareholders wanted and it is clearly bad news. The question is how bad? The UK High Court has upheld three patent claims made by Illumina against Premaitha.
There were those, such as our own Drunken Sailor, who argued that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) could manage to absorb the rolling short of a £10 million death spiral announced last week quite easily and it would not hit the share price. The evidence with just 5% of the spiral drawn suggests otherwise and this makes the stock a slam dunk short.
Yesterday I exposed how fantastist Chris Oil was buying bogus bot twitter followers on an industrial scale to make it look as if folks really cared about what he tweeted. He or someone close to him has responded in predictable fashion.
The recent history of Stanley Gibbons Group (SGI) together with a 12:15pm “Update” announcement don’t suggest good news… and the news is its Guernsey investment division has appointed administrators…
I note that yesterday AIM-listed Bowleven (BLVN) released a TR-1 RNS from Crown Ocean – the rebel shareholder which threw out the old board earlier this year. It has increased its holding (again).
Today's pre-placing ramp is for serial offender in this regard, Strat Aero (AERO). The totally insolvent AIM dog boasts that it has signed a "significant" Commercial Agreement with Alnahdi Aviation Technology , experts in aviation technology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to collaborate on establishing a UAV Training Centre in the KSA." Fab. So how much will this bring in? Er...
Shares in main market-listed Interserve (IRV) have been falling today, last seen down a thumping 8.2% - quite a drop for a £106 million company when there has been no news. One wonders why.
In the gold old days the fraud MySquar (MYSQ) used to report breathlessly on average daily sales volumes - that is to say cash coming in. But - as we subsequently discovered - that was largely related party non core income and it fell off a cliff on July 1. Not that MySquar bothered to let us know about that until it had got a bailout placing away. On any other market than the AIM Casino that would be securities fraud. Heck, even on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange you'd get your collar felt for that. But on AIM fraud is okay as long as you pay your fees. Anyhow these days MySquar serves up different bollocks.
Hello Share Trundlers. Today’s commendation is one of those companies that you can take pride in supporting because it’s such a jolly humanity-serving idea. And in this case, the prognosis, in my humble opinion, looks rather good.
The Taxpayers Alliance has produced a fascinating 51 page report explaining why so many of us are "just about managing" to quote our useless Prime Minister. In short it's hard evidence that Ronald Reagan was right when he said that the scariest words in the English language are "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help." We feel poor not because of wicked Tory austerity (fauxsterity), but because of how a bloated state has distorted the economy.
Previously writing on recruitment group Empresaria (EMR) in the summer, I concluded it one of the more attractive plays in the sector but prevailing uncertainties meant wariness of the industry. A trading update today is headlined “reduced performance in Germany and the Middle East”. Uh oh…
Writing last week on Van Elle Holdings (VANL), I noted a boardroom shake-up General Meeting requisition from its founder seeking to return. Today brings a response from the company…
Self-described UK “specialist in data science led digital marketing”, Jaywing (JWNG) has announced results for its half-year ended 30th September 2017 including “since the election was called in the Spring we have seen consumer-led businesses in the UK grapple with difficult trading conditions… their first action has been to cut costs, including marketing costs”. That doesn’t bode well here…
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