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Saturday 22 July 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


17 July 2017, 10:02 | By Tom Winnifrith |

New Bulletin Board Moron of the week PRIZE contest sponsored by Disgraced share Ramper Roger Lawson

Today's the day that African Potash gets slung from the NEX markets or has the rules bent for them, so in normal circumstances it would sponsor this week's contest. But there is an even better sponsor, step forward disgraced share ramper Roger Lawson of ShareSoc infamy who will donate some of the Globo shares he owns as a prize.  Natch, Ramper Lawson sold most of his Globo shares before telling readers to sell, but he still has some left and even offered to help the management take the company forward.

12 July 2017, 10:36 | By ShareProphets |

8 tips, CEO interviews with Wishbone & Optibiotix & much more - The July edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is now live

The July edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring eight share tips, a question of life after the Tories, a special book offer, CEO interviews with Optibiotix (OPTI) and Wishbone (WSBN) and much more.

 

10 July 2017, 11:45 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Well done ShareSoc - iii exposed for screwing its customers out of £5m: time to switch stockbroker

Now that disgraced Roger "ramper" Lawson is no longer in charge of the ShareSoc blog it can, now and again, have some cracking material - today it exposes Interactive Investor Limited for putting its clients cash at risk to screw extra cash out of them. This is shocking. and anyone with a stockbroking account at iii or TD Waterhouse which it now owns should open an account elsewhere and start moving spare cash and the proceeds of share sales there. iii is clearly run by total bastards.

10 July 2017, 11:39 | By Nigel Somerville |

Strange Goings on at Milestone Group – funds in the door at .29p vs 0.14p prevailing

AIM-listed Milestone Group (MSG) has had a colourful history recently when it comes to raising money. There was the cash which didn’t arrive which the company ‘fessed up to rather late in the day. There was an RNS dated 3 August last year which announced a placing which was already announced in the company’s Interims in June 2016. Now we have a new investor ponying up £1.5 million at 0.29p against a share price of 0.14p when the company was surely running on fumes.

10 July 2017, 11:02 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifritb Bearcast: lessons from Carillion, 88 Energy, MySQUAR and the faux political correctness of my father exposed

Here I am in Shipston with my father who enjoys bearcasts if they mention him so just for that reason I record again. His faux political correctness is exposed by the issue of coverage of women's cricket in The Guardian - the dreadful newspaper he has delivered to try to fool my family of public sector "working" lefties that he is one of them. In terms of the market I look at Carillion (CLLN) and 88 Energy (88E). Shares in both companies are collapsing today and I look at why and at what lessons folks should be learning. You could so easily have avoided losing money on both. Please note Malcolm Stacey and other Ocado (OCDO) bulls, lesson one on Carillion is for you. I also make it clear that while he may have some of the attributes of a Bulletin Board Moron as he showed HERE, Evil Knievil is not, in fact, a BBM, I was just joshing him when I suggested otherwise. En passant I look at MySquar (MYSQ) and explain why today's exposes HERE and HERE may refer to events a long time ago but are pertinent. 

10 July 2017, 10:05 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

The dubious modus operandi of MySQUAR boss Erik Schaer part 2

Our recent coverage of AIM Bulletin Board Moron darling MySQUAR (MYSQ) HERE and HERE should leave you in no doubt that this is a piece of crap heading for 0p. At the heart of the issues are the related party deals  conducted with other Schaer companies which explain most of the "sales" MySQUAR reports. Earlier toady we ran a piece which exposed the dirty business practices of Schaer when he used to operate in the USA, as you can see HERE. Now for part two which shows what an A grade shyster the man is, another reason to exit this stock ASAP before it goes tits up.

10 July 2017, 09:38 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Octagonal - First gazette for Company Strike off - is there an RNS due perhaps?

Any company employing disgraced Nilesh Jagathia of Teathers infamy is a good bet either to go tits up or to get into a spot of bother for not filing documents properly at Companies House. And that brings us to Octagonal (OCT) PLC where clueless Nilesh does the books.

10 July 2017, 09:24 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

MySquar - tell us about the CV of CEO Erik Schaer & why has he surrendered his US passport: part 1

Our recent coverage of AIM Bulletin Board Moron darling MySQUAR (MYSQ) HERE and HERE should leave you in no doubt that this is a piece of crap heading for 0p. At the heart of the issues are the related party deals  conducted with other Schaer companies which explain most of the "sales" MySQUAR reports. Does Schaer walk on water? Er...let's look at his CV.But before we start I notice that he surrendered his US passport in 2015. I wonder why?

10 July 2017, 09:00 | By Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest - sponsored by the FD-less FRAUD Aquatic Foods

It's so very rare to have a winner outside of the LSE asylum, but this week we managed it. May the force be with you.

10 July 2017, 08:43 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Paternoster Resources - the Elephant in the valuation room

Yesterday I explained at length HERE why I would not touch Paternoster Resources (PRS) shares with a bargepole - they look cheap in relation to asset value but are not. Indeed I think that the real realisable NAV today is far lower than the last, March 31, stated NAV. Let us just look at an unlisted investment as a case study - Elephant Oil.

10 July 2017, 08:06 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Ever Read Sir Gawain and the Greene King? Well, this Brewer Needs No White Knight to keep on Making Cash.

Hello Share Turners. Recent results from Greene King  (GNK) were a dose of good news in a difficult consumer market. Operating profits were up by about 5%, while revenues on the year were up nearly 7%.

 

 

 

 

9 July 2017, 16:13 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Lagos Securities put on the record re the Mercantile ports fraud again - letter 5

When disgraced AIM casino posterboy Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) moves from being a member of the minus 98% club in which it currently sits to being a member of the minus 100% club, I want it known that Nomad Cenkos has been fully aware of massive issues all along and has done nothing other than bank obscene fees. As such we have run a series of letters from a big shareholder to Amber Wood, head of Corporate Governance at Lagos Securities, HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE. Now for letter five which puts fragrant Amber and Lagos, Nomad to the Quindell (QPP) fraud as well, on notice for when the final wipeout occurs that they will be held accountable. This letter has also been cc'd to AIM Regulation - I know they are useless but surely even they must realise that Lagos Securities has "form."

9 July 2017, 14:58 | By Gary Newman |

If all else fails - buy a lithium licence! The "business plan" for AIM joke Arian Silver

When a tiny AIM company suddenly becomes popular all over Twitter and the bulletin boards, and without any real news to justify that sudden attention, then you have to question why it is happening.

9 July 2017, 12:44 | By Cynical Bear |

FastForward Innovations: Another disappointing Lorne deal – disgraceful non-disclosure

Tom covered the key headlines on the year-end results of Jim Mellon's FastForward Innovations (FFWD) on Friday but I wanted to focus in on a couple of points, most notably the exorbitant amount Lorne Abony, CEO, gets paid considering the despicable way in which he treats his shareholders and the shocking performance, and non-disclosure, of one of the investments that he brought to the table, namely Vemo.

9 July 2017, 09:51 | By Steve Moore |

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' update – the frauds scrambling to get 2016 results out in time edition

Since our previous update, most of the remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies have been scrambling to get results out in time, two further have been suspended and another (MoneySwap) has been booted off the AIM Casino - to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone...

9 July 2017, 09:24 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Paternoster - at a c50% discount to NAV surely the shares are cheap? er...no

My attention is  drawn to the curious way that Paternoster Resources (PRS) communicates information to its long suffering shareholders and prompted to ask if the shares are as cheap as they look. Of course they are not. 

9 July 2017, 09:17 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Exclusive: Watchstone flogs another business back to the old Quenron gang - when will it tell the market?

Suffice to say the big winners from this transaction are the old gang, the associates of the King of the fraudsters Robert Simon Terry, not shareholders in Watchstone (WTG), Quindell (QPP) as was. But its remiss of the new team at Quenron not to keep you updated. So let me assist.

9 July 2017, 09:15 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Charlotte Hogg: Disgrace does not last long for establishment swine: new Visa job

In late March of this year, Charlotte Hogg was eventually forced to resign as deputy Governor of the Bank of England for a clear breach of conflict of interest guidelines, a breach of rules she knew well as they were drawn up by her. I predicted then that she would be back and it would not take long. You could see the writing was on the wall as the establishment praised her for "doing the honourable thing". Bollocks.

9 July 2017, 09:08 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

When will Amanda van Dyke fess up to the bloody mess at Glenwick? 7 Questions

Booted off the AIM Casino in March for failing to do an RTO on time, Amanda Van Dyke's Glenwick (GWIK) is nothing if consistent: it keeps missing deadlines. Cash is almost certainly zero, or near as damn it, by now but how about an update? So far no news is bad news for this related party infested failed ramp.

8 July 2017, 16:27 | By Lucian Miers |

Nearly Time to Short Tesla

I am not a great fan of shorting crazy valuations on the basis that they tend to get crazier. For this reason, I have not been short the likes of Fevertree (FEVR) or Purplebricks (PURP), as calling the top is well-nigh impossible.

8 July 2017, 16:18 | By HotStockRockets |

Columbus Energy - we tip this a 3rd time - a buy worth 3.5p

We tipped these shares a couple of weeks ago for a third time. The shares are now 2.7p in the middle and so even at the bid we are up on this one. But our target to sell at 3.5p+ so there is more to go for. Our original share tip reads:

7 days ago | By Comrade Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground - Hey! You! Get off of my (Sound)cloud

Considering that Tom is on leave and won't be returning to Bearcasts in September, it's interesting to note that two items on the top-10 leaderboard are Tom's Bearcasts. We look forward to their increased popularity when he officially returns to them.

7 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Who has been daft enough to send Tom Winnifrith a lawyer's letter? 92% of you guessed wrongly

Five days ago someone who you would say had  a career death wish, if he had actually got a career, sent me a fascist lawyers letter demanding that I pull all articles on him (going back 40 months) pay him damages, never write about him again and publish a grovelling apology dictated by him. I asked you to guess who has been so daft and 92% of you got it wrong.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Why a research note from a house broker is just so much shite - possibly the worst note of 2017, Arden on the Mercantile Norfolk

The house broker on AIM earns its money not from investors but from corporates. It banks £2-4,000 a month as a retainer and then makes 5% commission on any funds it raises. Lovely jubbly, coke and hookers all round. Of course that makes its research less than impartial. Prostitutes do not tell their clients that they have a small dick and so you would not expect Arden Partners to conclude that shares in Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) are worthless crap, which they are. Welcome to a strong contender for the worst research note of the year to date.

6 days ago | By HotStockRockets |

Premaitha - new Thermo Fisher loan: sends strong message to Illumina: BUY

Premaitha Health (NIPT) has announced that it has entered into a further extension of the investment agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific  announced on 14 December 2015 and extended as announced on 23 September 2016. This is good news.

6 days ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

AIM-China Grand Group – anything to see?

I’ve covered AIM-China Grand Group (GIPO) a couple of times already but there is something fishy about the share price movement over the last few days. Surely even Marcus Stuttard’s oxyorons at AIM Regulation will view what follows with some interest. Remember, the company claims to have about £25 million of cash as a cash shell and the market closed on Friday with the company worth just £2 million.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

See you in Court Bitchez Odd one out Contest

Okay this is easy as pie. I bring you a dodgy bubble, a disgraced share ramper, the King of the fraudsters, lyin' Chris, the head of a formerly AIM listed POS where 1/6 of the staff were family members and Jimmyliar himself. Which is the odd one out and why? Post your answers in the comments section below with a deadline of 7 AM Monday Morning.

6 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Here's the fascist lawyers letter from disgraced share ramper Roger Lawson of Sharesoc - and a response

A formal response to disgraced ShareSoc share ramper Roger Lawson's fascist lawyers letter will follow in due course. But in this detailed podcast I explain why the letter he sent is so pitiful and wrong and why I shall fight to ensure that his antics are exposed. It would set a very bad precedent were there to be any other result. For ShareSoc the implications of this case are laid out and it will not enjoy what is set to unfold one little bit.

6 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

Why I'm Happy to Make More Mistakes than Beginners Do

Hello Share Scramblers. The distinguished Darren Atwater’s Notes from Underground inform us that 62,000 individual readers graced this wonderful website last week. Which suggests that huge numbers are ignoring that hoary old advice about ‘Going away in May’ and are still currently active.

6 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Fishing retailer Angling Direct lists on AIM - but does it offer value?

Following the successful floatation of Fishing Republic (FISH) a couple of years back, it was only a matter of time before one of the other large fishing tackle retailers followed the same route, and we’ve just seen Angling Direct (ANG) list on the AIM market.

6 days ago | By Lucian Miers |

Déjà Vu at UK Oil & Gas: A Sell

In April 2015, at Waterloo station I looked up and saw, on a giant television screen streaming live Sky News, the portly figure of colourful Australian share promotor David Lenigas making wild and, as it turned out, unsubstantiated claims about the ‘Gatwick Gusher’, the voguish oil play situated on the Sussex Weald. Instinctively, I reached for my phone and shorted UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) which had trebled to 3p on the excitement.

5 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

MySQUAR - the out of the money warrant exercise that tells you its placing ahoy and this is a slam dunk Norfolk

For the second time in a week we have seen share options exercised at AIM listed Norfolk MySQUAR (MYSQ) - this time it is 1.875 million warrants exercised at 5.5p which will add £103,125 to the coffers. that is kind of handy for this cash guzzler which is close to running on fumes. But this is a spoof.

6 days ago | By Hackney Champagne Socialist Darren Atwater |

Winner of the Bulletin Board & Twitter Moron of the week sponsored by the returning Quenron gang of Shysters

It's a duopoly of duds this week. What to do? There were few entries last week, which seems to show that the bulletin board posters on LSE and ADVFN and III have all been sensible and humble for the past seven days.

5 days ago | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

AIM-China Grand Group – oh dear, now the Chairman walks. Get out!

AIM-China investment company Grand Group (GIPO) has announced the departure of its Chairman. It may not formally be one of our Filthy Forty, but it sure is doing its best to make the grade.

5 days ago | By Cynical Bear |

Fandango Holdings: Give me strength – an absolute shoe-in to the Sub-Standard Shockers XI squad

My heart sunk last week as I noted that the Plutus Powergen (PPG) boys were at it again with their third Sub-Standard List effort coming to the market in just over a year, despite the first two efforts being absolute flops. Oh well, welcome Fandango Holdings (FHP), you’re in the squad– let’s take a look.

5 days ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Wanna buy shares at 11 cents when a £3.50 bid has been tabled? Welcome to the crazy world of Africa New Energy

Back in February 2017 I was contacted by a private company Africa New Energy asking if I wanted to buy shares in a placing at 11 cents. Since the company is run by Stephen Larkin, a man who takes advice from loathsome Richard "Gollum" Gill I was nor rushing to sign up. But then I was told, but we are going to be taken over soon at 350p per share a bid has been tabled! Er... so is this placing not sort of insider dealing I asked?

5 days ago | By Steve Moore |

Proxama – new agreement announcements now being seen through?

Proxama (PROX) has announced an “important” partnership agreement with Rail Delivery Group, a group which brings together train operators and Network Rail. The shares have currently though responded to see them amongst the biggest fallers on the day…

5 days ago | By David Scott |

On Borrowed Time

There are a number of things you don’t want to hear a central banker say. One of these was recently spoken by Janet Yellen when she said “I don’t believe we will see another financial crisis in our lifetime.” That has to be up there with Irving Fisher’s seminal observation of 17 October 1929 when he said "Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau" or John Maynard Keynes’ equally adept forecast from 1927 that "We will not have any more crashes in our time." We are in the Mother of all bubbles and in relation to equity and bond markets we can define these bubbles by longevity (how long has the Bull Run lasted), or valuation (how expensive is the market now).

12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The PLC Death List Update - 9 new entrants

I started the PLC death list in June 2015 with 21 members. The aim is to pick stocks that will either go bust or get slung off the AIM Casino. Each departure requires a nreplacement. With nine new entrants today 40 names have joined this select group. So far there have been two outright failures on my part, Mariana Resources (MARL) and Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG). There was one volte face but I was ahead at volte face point and it was a great call both short and long - Wandisco (WAND), two near kills, InternetQ (INTQ) and Monitise (MONI) and thirteen slam dunk kills: Cloudtag (CTAG), Worthington (WRN), African Potash (AFPO), Jiasen (JSI), Camkids (CAMK), China Chaintek (CTAK), JQW (JQW), Afren (AFR), Daniel Stewart (DAN), Sefton (SER), Outsourcey (OUT - boy I enjoyed that one - Afriag (AFRI) and Auhua. So 13 out of 31 = 40%+ - not bad eh?  Arguably that is 15 out of 31 - almost 50%! That leaves:

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

SHOCKING: Nyota - the killer emails: Peterhouse has defrauded investors and misled them

Our exclusive Winnileaks service has obtained a series of emails from May 3rd 2017 which show that Peterhouse Corporate Finance has misled investors in Nyota Minerals (NYO) - these emails compound the damning evidence of the secret document I published on Wednesday. This is so damning that maybe even the useless clowns at AIM Regulation will take an interest.

12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The ponzi of the UK state pension, 15 million job losses and the failure of the British State

I wrote an article yesterday on my own website about the ponzi that is the UK state pension and how it is bound to collapse unless very hard choices are made which they will not be. I note a lot of smart comments were posted by readers on that article so delve deeper into this issue but go on to address other massive changes that will hit the UK workforce and how the State is in total denial about how it will cope. It comes up with bad solutions or no solutions but the net result is that in 20 years time you and I will not be able to rely on the State for anything at all - so what should we all do now?

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bitcoin or gold - which is the real safe haven or store of value?

Naturally Sprott Asset Management, as the world's best known resource investor, favours gold but, and this may surprise you, it does see a case for bitcoin exposure. Its latest monthly report discusses the battle: Bitcoin vs Gold. Over to analyst Trey Reik who writes:

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

R4E - Very good news on the banking front: At up to 1.6p BUY

For months, shares in R4E (R4E) have been held back because it was in technical breach of the covenants on its bank debt. We never expected the bank to pull with Nigel Wray and Johnny Hon owning c50% of the equity and standing behind the firm. But some BB savants knew better...they always do.

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith |

Conroy Gold - boardroom coup now surely a slam dunk as Gonella ups his stake

I've known Andrea Gonella for ages. We have never, to my knowledge, met but have oft corresponded by email. He resides, I think, in Belize and seems to spend a lot of his time fishing. Lucky chap. He is also minted and someone who has for ages believed that Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) sits on a very interesting gold deposit in some of those counties of Ireland that are part of God's own Kingdom of Ulster but are these days in the Republic of Ireland. However...

12 hours ago | By Lucian Miers |

I stay short of UK Oil & Gas - I'm a Russian and the BBMs are the Germans in the snow

I see that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has cemented its position as the nation’s favourite oil tiddler with a stonking rally to 5.1p since my recent short call at 3p. I haven’t received such joyous vitriol on twitter since I called Cloudtag a sell at 7p and saw the shares rise to 20p. Tom Winnifrith gleefully points out that he is glad to see someone take over as the Bulletin Board Moron's No 1 hate figure, at least for now.

1 day ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

The Mercantile Ports & Logistics fraud - Arden partners now on the record

Over the past few weeks we have published a string of letters sent by a significant shareholder in AIM listed Norfolk Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) to its Nomad Cenkos so that when Mercantile runs out of other people's money as it surely will, the shamed former adviser on the Quindell (QPP) fraud cannot say that "it did not know." Its role is on the record as you can see in our full coverage HERE. Now that same shareholder has written to Daniel Slater, the analyst at co broker Arden Partners responsible for - arguably - the worst research note of 2017.

12 hours ago | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Nyota - I fear that its AIM days are very numbered

Last week the Nomad and broker to Nyota Minerals (NYO) announced that they were quitting as of August 17. As I have exposed HERE and HERE the advisers have behaved disgracefully and if there was any justice they would be facing sanction. But I fear that it is Nyota that will suffer.

2 days ago | By Gary Newman |

Central Asia Metals looks a great longer term investment in copper

On the AIM market these days it seems as though many would far rather buy into the latest pump and dump on a piece of junk, than invest in a company that is actually running its business properly and making money. The problem with putting your money into junk is that at some point true value normally shines through and the resultant share price crashes can be spectacular.

12 hours ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

As Oil Shares Could Face a Blacker Future, You Might Look at this Unfashionable Sector Instead.

Hello, Share Muckers. Because I still own far too many oil stocks, I really must take my pruning shears to most of them. We seem to be moving very slowly towards renewables and nuclear, not to mention the march of hybrid cars.

12 hours ago | By ShareProphets |

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 21/07/2017

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 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...

12 hours ago | By HotStockRockets |

Metal Tiger – “exciting possibilities” from Botswanan electromagnetic survey

Metal Tiger (MTR) has updated on a preliminary interpretation of airborne electromagnetic geophysics data collected along 50km of the T3 Dome – a largely unexplored structure, where the company’s Botswana joint venture discovered the copper-silver deposit ‘T3’ last year.

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

Empresaria – H1 trading update merit resumed share price advance?

Having commenced the year at just over 100p, shares in staffing group Empresaria (EMR) reached 168p at the start of last month before slipping back – closing yesterday at 146.5p. However, they are currently 5.5% higher today on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement…

1 day ago | By Steve Moore |

AO World – following continued recent shares slide, does an “AGM and Trading Statement” help?

Shares in AO World (AO.) haven’t even nearly recovered to levels prior to a profit warning in 2015 – and indeed have recently been sliding further. Does an “AGM and Trading Statement” announcement today help?...

2 days ago | By Malcolm Stacey |

EasyJet's Income Has Taken Off, but I'm Not Sure the Share Prospects Are Flying High

Hello, Share Pingers. Budget airline EasyJet (EZJ) has issued a trading statement to say that passengers in its third quarter were up by more than nearly 11% to 22 million. Revenues improved by 16% to £1.4 billion.

2 days ago | By Steve Moore |

MediaZest – “Project Completion” update, what about some insight on results for a year finished approaching four months ago?

“Project Completion” announcement from MediaZest (MDZ) – a company with an end-March year-end but whose two previous announcements thus far in 2017, a 3rd March “New Business Update” and 8th May “Significant Project Completion” included no update on overall financial performance. Surely something now then, approaching four months after the year-end…