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Notes from Underground - The World’s Largest 10 Economies in 2030

Published 6 days ago

Right now, we're number seven by GDP in the world economy leaderboard. By 2030, we'll be far down the list and number seven will be taken by Egypt. This is a prevocative prediction for only 11 years.

Optibiotix at 44p worth 97p says its broker Goetz

Published 11 days ago

 Goetz is the company's retained broker so is biased but the 55 page note below which came out today is detailed. I am a big shareholder and regard the target as, of anything, cautious given that the chairman bought shares less than a year ago at 97p. Judge for yourself...

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition SEVEN with Tom Winnifrith - Matt Earl is explosive

Published 18 days ago

In this seventh edition of the ShareProphets Radio podcast sponsored by Turner Pope, this week, in order I discuss why Burford scrutiny is so welcome then interview Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer, on Avanti (AVN) , Burford (BUR), IQE (IQE), First Derivatives (FDP), Versarien (VRS), Quindell (QPP)) and Kerry Group. After a few more thoughts from me on scrutiny of smaller AIM stocks I interview Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) and then discuss one area where I disagree with him on strategy.  If you like this and can't wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.

Notes from Underground - The 25 Best Warren Buffett Quotes in One Infographic

Published 20 days ago

Sure, this column is merely about the 10 most read articles and listened-to Bearcasts, but when I can squeeze in something sexy, like Bitcoin or graphene or Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice futures, I get all the page views. This week, I have the big dogL Warren Buffett in graphic form. Look to me on top next week.

Optibiotix – the interims do not impress but the shares really are a strong buy

Published 23 days ago

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have fallen by more than a quarter on the back on results for the six months to May 31 which are, let us not kid ourselves, really not very impressive indeed. The bears are cock-a-hoop but now talking errant nonsense. We bulls look a bit daft. As a shareholder I feel a bit sore but, having chatted to CEO Steve O’Hara at length, I retain a stance of strong buy. I see one director, Fred Narbel, has bought 17,000 shares at 50p and I expect more, larger scale, boardroom buying to follow. And this is why...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Optibiotix, Thomas Cook, Rutherford & Neil Woodford's Reputation - 3 of 4 are near as damn it worthless

Published 24 days ago

Apologies for the background noise in the Thomas Cook (TCG) segment, a workman at the Welsh Hovel has not quite understood how I have to pay his bloated fucking wages. I also discuss Rutherford (RUTH)_and how it will destroy the reputation of Neil Woodford but not in the way Nigel suggests and Optibiotix (OPTI)

ShareProphets readers tips for 2019 competition – August bank holiday update

Published 27 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2019 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is an August bank holiday update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2019)...

OptiBiotix Health – another SlimBiome agreement, this time Australia and New Zealand…

Published 35 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is pleased to announce an exclusive manufacturing, supply and distribution agreement for its SlimBiome weight management technology in Australia and New Zealand…

ShareProphets readers tips for 2019 competition – end July update

Published 47 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2019 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2019)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: On the nature of fraud, the demise of spiv broker SVS, Versarien and other sordid matters

Published 50 days ago

I reflect on two sorts of fraudsters in the news, King conman Rob Terry HERE and chaps at Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) HERE. I offer a cameo of life here in Greece explaining why the economy is such a joke, discuss Versarien (VRS) its latest news, the kiss of death from Zak Mir HERE, and its valuation and also comment on Optibiotix (OPTI) and the demise of the spivs at SVS Securities

Notes from Underground - Opti, Gold, a Grego short, Woodford, and Atlantic Carbon

Published 55 days ago

You could not dream up a more perfect weekly reader's top five articles than what we got this week.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gotcha! Fatso!

Published 58 days ago

On today's podcast I discuss Westminster Group (WSG) run by ex Tory MP Tony Baldry of 3DM infamy, Metro Bank (MTRO), the Sith Lord Zak Mir, Sam Antar, Optibiotix (OPTI), Inspirit (INSP) and Dev Clever (DEV) - when are its (sure to be dire) results?

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition 1 with Tom Winnifrith

Published 59 days ago

Excuse my croaky voice. In this inaugural edition of the ShareProphets Radio podcast sponsored by Riverfort Global Capital, this week, in order I discuss the pot bubble, interview Nigel Somerville on Neil Woodford, flag up my next 3 FRC PLC victims, interview outspoken broker Andrew Monk, discuss why CSR is a waste of cash and interview Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI). Enjoy. If you like this and can't wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.

Optibiotix new distribution deal fails to impress...BUT...

Published 60 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) shares now trade at 72p to buy after the announcement of a new deal with a company called BioEnergiser Ltd for the online distribution of SlimBiome Medical in the UK. SlimBiome Medical is a CE-marked medical device which independent clinical studies show reduces hunger, cravings for sweet and savoury foods, and fat intake. Steve O’Hara tells me this is not because Optibiotix's own online sales are slowing. Far from it. But this is just another channel to market...

Notes from Underground - Shout it loud, shout it proud

Published 62 days ago

The ShareProphets Radio Show is the most popular item on ShareProphets this week. Which is great, but we want it to go so much farther.

OptiBiotix Health – positive scientific and commercial update

Published 66 days ago

An update from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI); “Scientific and commercial update”...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Oooh err MRS, that was a fecking whitewash

Published 67 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG), Management Resource Solutions (MRS), the syphillitic welfare funded client of Cupid (CUP), Albert Technologies (ALB), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Dev Clever (DEV).

Notes from Underground: There's gold in them thar joints

Published 69 days ago

Having spent the week in Canada, I was tempted to put up another Visual Capitalist chart about Cannabis, but the latest one was clearly sponsored and had a logo all over it. We at ShareProphets are purer than that.

OptiBiotix – deal momentum continues: now Japan

Published 74 days ago

OptiBiotix (OPTI) has announced another license agreement to we loyal shareholders. This one is for the use of its ProBiotix’s LPLDL ingredient in cardiovascular food supplements in Japan and is set to mean a first LPLDL finished product placement on the Japanese market…

ShareProphets readers tips for 2019 competition – end June update

Published 82 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2019 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2019)...

Notes from Underground - A Visual History of the Largest Companies by Market Cap

Published 83 days ago

I decided to spare everyone my annual paen to Canada, as it is Canada's National Holiday tomorrow, and stay within ShareProphet's wheelhouse. This chart, from VisualCapitalist.com shows the conversion of the worlds largest companies from providing a wide-range of goods and services in 1999 to being tech (and Johnson + Johnson) in 2019.

Optibiotix new financial advisor/broker – no it's not placing ahoy

Published 85 days ago

I have known that this move was in the offing for a couple of months. Quite simply the official broker to Optibiotix (OPTI), that is to say finnCap, is useless. But an AIM company needs a retained broker so it stays in place. However it is not publishing research nor is it putting forecasts into the market nor is it getting secondary buying of the stock by institutional investors. Finncap is FinnCrap...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - does Arden need to issue a warning?

Published 88 days ago

In today's bearcast I touch on Neil Woodford and the duffing up he is getting today from Andrew Bailey head of the chocolate teapots at the FCA. Then I comment on Optibiotix (OPTI), RedT Energy (RED), Remote Monitoring Solutions (RMS)_ - formerly the criminal dog Strat Aero - RM2 (RM2) and Arden Partners (ARDN) 

Optibiotix – North America deal; this is big, very big...

Published 88 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced what could be its biggest supply and manufacturing deal to date and it could be generating revenues within a couple of months. This is big, very big and at 80p offer the shares are a strong buy...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - questions for the PR spinners for Neil Woodford

Published 89 days ago

In this bearcast I ask a series of questions for PR spinners for Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). References to 210p should be 227p. Let's see what answers I get. I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI), RM2 (RM2), Mysale (MYSL), Agronomics (ANIC) and have a big question for Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS)

OptiBiotix Health – license agreement momentum continues

Published 101 days ago

More positive news from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI)?... The company has announced an exclusive license agreement for the commercialisation of, currently fully-owned subsidiary, ProBiotix's cholesterol management products CholBiome and CholBiomex3 in Vietnam…

Notes from Underground - Top 20: It's Woodford all the way down

Published 104 days ago

So, did my plan to zoom this column to the Top of the Pops by putting in a pandering Bitcoin infographic work? No, it did not.

OptiBiotix – ProBiotix development continues and a director buys: BUY

Published 110 days ago

More positive news for us loyal OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) shareholders, with an announcement of “Appointment of CEO of ProBiotix Health”

Bank Holiday Special: Tom's' 24 most-listened-to Bearcasts so far this year

Published 117 days ago

These are the 24 most-listened-to Bearcasts by Tom so far this year. By my reckoning, if you queue them all up, you'll have eight hours of Tom's dulcet tones to play for the family. 

Bank Holiday Special: ShareProphets' 20 most-read articles so far this year

Published 117 days ago

It's the second bank holiday this month, and that gives us a little time to reflect back on the most-read stories of this past year. Who would have guessed THIS would be #1?

Notes from Underground - Totally worth it, please put me out of my misery

Published 118 days ago

I only did the final third of yesterday's Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks but, man, what a trek. Lucien Miers plotted the course and it took us through rolling fields, crumbling estates, over bubbling rivers, and deep (for England, anyway) forests. 

Another day, another Optibiotix deal – Buy

Published 120 days ago

The shares are off a tad thanks to another piss poor hatchet piece on Stockopedia, which I take apart HERE. There is actually some good news from Optibiotix (OPTI)...

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Stockopedia, Optibiotix & Optiva not trying to bribe me!

Published 123 days ago

Broker Optiva has made a very generous donation to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. Given how beastly I am about it (as is Levi) that is very generous. I suggest you follow suit HERE. Stockopedia has done another poor hatchet job on Optibiotix (OPTI). I explain why it is just a piss poor and pointless piece. The shares, at 89p are a BUY at up to 90p and will be 125p+ in a very short order.

Optibiotix – another week, another deal

Published 123 days ago

Last week it was a Thai deal from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI), now there’s another for the European market...

Notes from Underground: You oughta be in pictures

Published 132 days ago

I had a good response for reprinting a chart from Visual Capitalist a few weeks ago, so I'll do it again. Today is Movie Franchise Earnings Over the Last 20 Years.

Optibiotix – another day another deal, but a question...

Published 134 days ago

Steve O’ Hara says he is looking to do two new distribution deals a month and so here is the first for May. Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that its fully-owned subsidiary ProBiotix Health Ltd., has signed a license agreement with Instituto Español de Nutrición Personalizada, S.A. for the use of Lactobacillus plantarum (LPLDL) in personalised food supplements in Spain...

ShareProphets readers tips for 2019 competition – Early May bank holiday update

Published 139 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2019 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is an Early May bank holiday update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2019)...

Notes from Underground: We have a new true number one

Published 139 days ago

This column is being compiled in North East Scotland, where for a fine early May bank holiday, ihave brought my winter coat, long underwear, and waterproof boots. Such is spring in Aberdeenshire.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - explaining gross margins at Optibiotix

Published 142 days ago

I start with missing cat news - it is mixed. Then I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) answering reader questions on gross margins, Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Bidstack (BIDS) Metro Bank (MTRO), BCA Marketplace (BCA), Alien Metals (UFO), Bould Opportunities (BOU), and an apology on Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). Now, to the 80% of Bearcast listeners yet to do the decent thing, please donate HERE. We are now at 38% of our target so all donations welcome as young Steve Moore says he may join the rogue bloggers.

Optibiotix – full year numbers, the share price reaction was wrong...

Published 143 days ago

The shares are down on the day by a couple of pence at 72p-75p. The press release was long, verbose and not well crafted. As a loyal shareholder, I found a long chat with boss Steve O’Hara far more constructive. Optibiotix (OPTI) has never been in a better place and thus its shares are very cheap and a strong buy...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: an endearing tale about Brokerman Dan

Published 145 days ago

I should say that the old rogue has been most helpful in starting to bring the Welsh Hovel back to life and I relay a take from Sunday. Inn just 26 days time he and I will be on the rogue bloggers for Woodlarks trek and, at the risk of repeating myself, to the 85% of bearcast listeners yet to donate, I WANT YOUR MONEY NOW!!! I gather Dan used to use that phrase quitye a bit in a professional capacity in days gone by. Anyhow please donate HERE. In the podcast I discuss Alien Metals (UFO), TrakM8 (TRAK), Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN) and the scandal that is Ferro-Alloy Resources (FAR).

Notes from Underground: The best and worst-performing wealth markets in the world

Published 146 days ago

Before we get to the top tens of the week, here's an interesting chart from VisualCapitalist.com illustrating the winner and loser wealth markets around the world.  

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Psst - does anyone want to buy a bucket shop?

Published 150 days ago

In today's bearcast I cover Optibiotix (OPTI), Vela (VELA), Woodford Patient Capital trust (WPCT), Ascent Resources (AST), Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN), Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Bidstack (BIDS) and Optiva/Novum and a hot City rumour. Also I have a message for 90% of listeners - please be a hero today, my 21 mile training walk for this weekend has been planned so donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE

Optibiotix – er should you not have declared this related party deal with your chairman?

Published 150 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced the launch of SlimBiome® Medical in the UK – as of 29 April.  All; well and good and I remain an enthusiast for the shares - they are cheap. But there is another matter which is not so impressive in a word where transparency is now universally viewed as critical.

The most read stories on ShareProphets for 2019 - so far

Published 152 days ago

Neil Woodford, Julie Meyer, and, wouldn't you know it, Chris Oil are all subjects of the 20 most read ShareProphets stories of 2019. Read these crackers for an indication on how the rest of the year will go.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2019 competition – Easter update

Published 153 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2019 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is an Easter update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2019)...

Notes from Underground: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea

Published 153 days ago

Do we have any readers in Margate? My wife and I spent yesterday in your fair town for the first time and enjoyed it immensely. However, to get there from London, we needed to use the SouthEastern Trains service and that is a train operating company that should be fired into the sun.

Optibiotix – Indian Slimbiome regulatory all-clear another piece in the jigsaw

Published 159 days ago

It is another piece in the jigsaw and it could turn out to be quite a large one. Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that it has received a licence from the Food Standards and Safety Authority India (FSSAI) for its weight management product, SlimBiome to be manufactured in India. The approval was gained by Optibiotix's manufacturing partner, Zeon Life Sciences, for both SlimBiome and SlimBiome-containing products...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Reviewing my portfolio

Published 167 days ago

In this podcast I look at the  growing mini bond scandal as I flag up another ponzi waiting to collapse today HERE. Then I do a review of my own bull portfolio: Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN), Concepta (CPT), Big Sofa (BST), Wishbone (WSBN), Kefi (KEFI), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Falanx (FLX), Fox Marble (FOX), Berkeley Energia (BKY) and Argo Blockchain (ARB). I did not mention Fox in the podcast so I'll do a seperate update later. Finally: why have you not joined the roll call of heros HERE? I say a few extra fucktards on that count.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2019 competition – (late) March update

Published 169 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2019 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2019)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Talking of Dan Levi's sweaty underpants - Mirriad has a statement

Published 178 days ago

Look I am serious. Start donating to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE or I will show a photo of Dan Levi's underpants after his latest training walk which caused sores in places you do not want to think about. On the markets I look at Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Mirriad (MIRI), Debenhams (DEB), Optibiotix (OPTI), and Online Blockchain (OBC). 

Notes from Underground - Of course I understand our readers

Published 181 days ago

Tom always tells me that I don't really understand our readers, which is bollocks. So, I assume that most ShareProphets readers were all out in London yesterday demanding a new Brexit referendum, right?

Optibiotix – on a Swiss roll now, remains a strong buy

Published 184 days ago

Another day, another deal. Is this No. 30 or 31, I rather lose count. But if you watched the interview with Steve O’Hara the other day, HERE, you will know that the majority of those already signed are now generating revenues and the curve in nearly all of those is sharply upwards. Optibiotix (OPTI) is profitable and hugely operationally geared...

Podcast: Steve O' Hara of Optibiotix bullish on revenues, talks Germany, India and more

Published 186 days ago

It is a Proactive interview so the questions are not exactly taxing. But the ansswers given by Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) are illuminating. "The majority" of partners are now generating revenues. This company has signed almost 30 deals. That tells me that the massive ramp up in sales in H2 of last year will continue and indeed accelerate in H1 this year and beyond so full steam ahead. I reckon the shares are a buy at the current 84p and at up to 90p and see the shares motoring ahead to 125p+ in short order. Note what O'Hara says about the pipeline of announcements.

Notes from Underground: This week's most read articles

Published 188 days ago

Yikes, it's getting worringly close to UK Investor Show time. Two weeks today, I'll be once again decompressing after the myriad speakers and exhibitors from this year's show. This will be the sixth UK Investor Show since its modest beginnings at the Excel Centre. (And don't go to the Excel Centre - it's at the much more convenient QEIICC in Westminster.). Incredibly it will be the nineteenth show organised by Tom Winnifrith.

Optibiotix – another step forward, deal with HLH extended, BUY

Published 189 days ago

Another day and another small piece of what will be an enormous jigsaw falls into place.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Do 13 year old mothers today still use Mothercare?

Published 193 days ago

In today's bearcast I discuss I3 Energy (I3E), Redde (REDD) and hapless Neil Woodford, Concepta (CPT), Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN), Big Sofa (BST), Mirriad (MIRI) and Mothercare (MTC). If you enjoyed this, less than PC, bearcast, follow Jim Mellon and support the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE.

Has Tory Minister Mark Field announced a multi million pound deal for Optibiotix?

Published 193 days ago

My attention is drawn to a press release issued by this wretched Government which should, I believe, force Optibiotix (OPTI) to make a statement and make even the most cynical of bears wake up. It reads:

ShareProphets readers tips for 2019 competition – end February update

Published 200 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2019 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2019)...

Notes from Underground - Global brands: pour one out for those who have passed

Published 209 days ago

If it is a week when Chris Oil is again in the news, there is very little I can add. So I present this amazing animated chart showing the change in global brands since 2000. It's wild.

Optibiotix: FDA Designation – big news: STRONG BUY at up to 90p - target 125p by Easter

Published 210 days ago

The market does not seem to have picked up on the significance of the most recent news from Optibiotix (OPTI). It will.

Optibiotix – Probiota update puts Thirsty Paul Scott bang to rights - STRONG BUY

Published 211 days ago

These days Optibiotix (OPTI) is on the cusp of being or already profitable and as such what excites us are rapidly growing revenues and new sales and marketing agreements. We will not have to wait long at all for more news on both those fronts. But behind this great company is the IP, the science.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Being a Purplebricks bull must be enough, I'd imagine, to turn a man to drink

Published 212 days ago

In today's podcast I discuss Lonmin (LMI) but more importantly why I'd not invest in any South Africa based company, Purplebricks (PURP), Telit (TCM), Dev Clever (DEV) and Optibiotix (OPTI).

Yourgene – debt cleared this is an amazing deal: STRONG BUY (plus comment on Hardman)

Published 214 days ago

Companies often describe deals as “transformational” without any real justification. Yesterday’s deal by Yourgene (YGEN) really is a game changer and is fantastic news for we loyal shareholders.

Notes from Underground - Those who forget the past are doomed to bookmark it

Published 216 days ago

I was looking at our web stats and noticed that not a lot of people use ShareProphets' archive, at least compared to the new articles. So I'd like to highlight it.

A final word from myself & Steve O’Hara on Thirsty Paul Scott’s attempted hatchet job on Optibiotix

Published 217 days ago

Thirsty Paul Scott was so flamed by some of his readers for his hatchet job on Optibiotix (OPTI) , littered, as it was, with false statements that he announced he would not be penning a column on Friday as he was, alongside thousands of school kids worried about global warming, going on strike. The difference  between those withdrawing their labour on Friday is that the kids will, one day, grow up and most of the teenagers already produce work that is far less error strewn than that of the Thirsty one.

Optibiotix - trading statement & company chat, this really is great news

Published 218 days ago

Both bulls and bears appear to be taking something from the latest trading statement from Optibiotix (OPTI) – the bears are wrong and what we learned is great news for we shareholders. I have chatted to Steve O’Hara at length and, as a result, I more bullish than I have been in a good while...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Let us pray for Thirsty Paul Scott and his boss Ed at Stockopedia

Published 219 days ago

Thirsty Paul Scott and his boss Ed Croft at Stockopaedophile do not like me. Maybe that explains Paul's very sad attack on Optibiotix (OPTI) yesterday which was strewn with factual errors and poor analysis. Or maybe Paul was just pissed after pouring too much vodka on his cornflakes that day. I go through his article pointing out the string of errors. Clearly Paul is not a well man and we should pray for him.  Elsewhere I look at Sabien (SNT), its knob head boss, dodgy share dealing, the cash crisis and why it is fecked. I cover Cabot (CAB), Wandisco (WAND) and then take a look at Motif Bio (MTFB) - a share tip from Malcolm Stacey where, I have told him, you all deserve an update - and a related party Amphion (AMP), which looks pretty fecked too.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 stocks I own, mega bullish on one, mega bearish on the other - guess which?

Published 220 days ago

In today;s bearcast I discuss Alpha Growth (ALGW), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Optibiotix (OPTI) as well as Spain, the latest crisis in the special place in hell that is the EU.

Echo Energy.. shit happens but cash is now the issue

Published 221 days ago

Too many mug punters who gamble on oil and gas explorers seem to think that with modern technology, blah, blah, blah drilling is a slam dunk certainty or at the very least, highly likely to succeed. They blather on about 70 or 80% COS statistics without a clue. If you look at AIM RNS’s the reality is that, across the board,  the vast majority of wells drilled are not commercial. And that brings us to today’s disaster from Echo Energy (ECHO).

Optibiotix – and now a big deal in Japan: shares to hit 125p by Easter + CEO Video

Published 221 days ago

Another day and another hugely positive announcement from Optibiotix (OPTI) to delight we loyal shareholders.  This news is from Japan.

Optibiotix – yes, I know the release was typed on Adam Reynold’s keyboard but…

Published 224 days ago

Another week and another deal is announced by OptiBiotix Health plc (OPTI). This is a three year supply agreement with Biolat JSC covering the supply of its cholesterol and blood pressure reducing LPLDL® strain in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It seems that in the Baltic states they are more likely to die of heart disease than anyone else on this planet so it is not a bad target market.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2019 competition – end January update

Published 232 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2019 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2019)...

Video: Zak Mir interviews Adam Reynolds at the UK Investor Show City Forum

Published 240 days ago

With the Sith Lord Zak Mirinterviewing him, Adam Reynolds had nothing to fear. But there were questions from the audience that were far more daunting and interesting than those posed by Britain's worst chartist.If you are, like me, a holder of Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (TGEN) - my Q1 nap pick - Big Sofa (BST) - my tip of the year - or Conc epta (CPT) you will want to watch this. I have never been more bullish on the quartet. This will be our year and I know Adam feels the same. The next City forum hosted by the Sith Lord is February 25. Put the date in your diary now.

Tom Winnifrith Bullcast - reviewing my own portfolio

Published 243 days ago

The regvular bearcast will appear later. In this podcast I cover Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN), Wishbone (WSBN), Falanx (FLX), Concepta (CPT), Big Sofa (BST), Red Rock Resources (RRR), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Obtala (OBT), Ariana (AAU), Wandisco (WAND), Fox Marble (FOX), Argo Blockchain (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh) and Kefi (KEFI)

Notes from Underground: reminiscing about 80s high streets that I have never seen

Published 251 days ago

When I look at the high streets today, I don't see a significant difference from high streets in Canada or the United States, aside from shop names and even those are tending to be global now.

Optibiotix – another day another deal: many more to come (soon!)

Published 252 days ago

The latest deal from Optibiotix (OPTI) is a three year distribution agreement with a company called SilvEXPO Ltd to distribute and commercialise OptiBiotix's own label CholBiome products containing its cholesterol and blood pressure reducing LPLDL strain in Russia and Kazakhstan...

Why is Nigel Wray, Britain's Buffett, invested in this stock?

Published 253 days ago

Over almost fifty years Nigel Wray's record of making money from value investing is almost unmatched on this side of the Pond. That is why he is referrred to as Britain's Buffett. So what makes him back a stock? How can you invest like Britain's Buffett

Don’t miss an exclusive audience with Adam Reynolds on 21st January!

Published 256 days ago

If you are a shareholder in OptiBiotix, Sosandar, SkinBioTherapeutics, Yourgene, Concepta or Big Sofa then put 21st January in your diary now! That evening, the man who listed all those companies and who is still involved with or close to all, will be quizzed at the next UK Investor City Forum at PwC in the City of London. Places are limited to just 90 and are first come first served. You can book a free seat HERE.

Optibiotix – Indian manufacturing deal very good news, more to come

Published 256 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that it has entered into an exclusive manufacturing and supply agreement with Zeon Lifesciences. The agreement grants Zeon an exclusive license to manufacture and supply OptiBiotix's SlimBiome weight management technology in India, in return for 50% of the profit...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: AAOG £4m placing at 10p? And what do IFA's who have stuffed clients into Woodford do now?

Published 257 days ago

In today's bearcast I bring you a hot rumour. The King of the spiv bucket shops Jon Bellis of Novum is apparently trying to raise £4 million at 10p for Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG). I look at Sound Energy (SOU), Andalas (ADL), delays in selling houses and in a similar vein what IFA's who have put clients into Woodford funds do next. I also look at Gear4Music (G4M) and director share buying which is a sell signal. I make a brief comment on Optibiotix (OPTI) and almost tie it in with a mother-in-law joke but resist the temptation.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - And the winner is...

Published 262 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018), the winner is...

The ShareProphets share tips of the year 2019 – No 5 is from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50

Published 268 days ago

Between Christmas Day and January 2nd we shall be publishing more than 20 share tips of the year – buys and sells. Fifth up is one from Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore at N50.

Notes from Underground - Thoughts before hurling through the clouds

Published 272 days ago

By the time you read this, I may be whizzing through the air to Vancouver, assuming the authorities are able to keep the airports clear of toy helicopters.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: does the BCA RNS mean Neil Woodford's funds are at death's door

Published 275 days ago

I start with a report back on my torture of last night. Then I look at a day of woe for Neil Woodford, commenting on the Kier (KIE) debacle which has shown him at his arrogant and reckless worst. Then I ask questions about share trades announced late yesterday in BCA marketplace (BCA), I look at Sosandar (SOS), Optibiotix (OPTI), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), Yu (YU.) and at Avanti Comunications (AVN).

Optibiotix – board strengthened, Buy at up to 90p

Published 276 days ago

The evolution and growth of Optibiotix (OPTI) continues with a change of personnel which we should welcome...

Optibiotix – CLN issue by Probiotix – upgrade stance to BUY

Published 279 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that its formerly wholly owned subsidiary ProBiotix Health Limited has raised £1.025 million of capital through the issue of convertible loan notes. So what you say?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The rot at the heart of the AIM Casino: Photonstar Led, Tomco & Blue Jay

Published 281 days ago

In today's podcast I start with Deutsche Bank and the dire problems faced by the EU. Who really wants to stay in bed with this corpse? That pans out to wider reasons to be bearish and I cannot stress too much look not at P&Ls but at balance sheets. I look specifically today at Photonstar Led (PSL), Tomco (TOM), Low & Bonar (LWB), Argo Blockchain (Don't laugh at me too much), Optibiotix (OPTI), IQE (IQE) and the scandalous behaviour of team BlueJay Mining (JAY), moving on from the points flagged up HERE

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - how's it looking with less than 3 weeks left?

Published 282 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following updates on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

Notes from Underground - Mainlining it

Published 286 days ago

Last week, ShareProphets member Phil suggested that in the comments that we'd sell more subscriptions if we covered more main market companies.

Optibiotix - not blockbuster news, but good…patience my friends

Published 290 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara has dusted down his Adam Reynolds keyboard for another RNS which the market seems, unwisely to ignore. But we, the faithful shareholders, will be rewarded for our patience with something far more stirring and we shouldn’t be waiting very long at all...

Notes from Underground - Giving the gift of ShareProphets

Published 293 days ago

Something that we have been thinking about here in the underground Shareprophets bunker is gift subscriptions. We can't process these yet but we could. The question to you is: should we?

LAST 10 SEATS GOING: Meet & Quiz Nigel Wray, Sosandar, SkinBioTherapeutics and more on December 3rd: Book free seat now!

Published 294 days ago

There are now just ten seats left at the UK Investor Show team's next City forum which takes place on the evening of Monday 3rd December in the heart of the City of London at the headquarters of investment bank UBS. There’s mince pies, wine and canapes on offer but more importantly the event features presentations and a chance to quiz three growth companies: SkinBioTherapeutics, RiverFort Global Opportunities (formerly Paternoster Resources) and Sosandar. The evening ends with our own, Chris “Three Brains” Bailey, interviewing Britain's Buffett Nigel Wray.

Optibiotix – the good news keeps on coming : DO NOT SELL

Published 294 days ago

On Tuesday we learned how Optibiotix (OPTI) had secured medical device approval for Slimbiome and a CE Mark and that it had been working on this for two and a half years. We suggested that it would thus hit the ground running and so it was perfectly plausible that it could be delivering annualised profits of £7 million from this one product within two years. On Thursday we saw evidence of how well prepared it is for a rapid rollout.

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix on another great piece of news

Published 296 days ago

Okay, I know that an interview with Proactive Investor is not exactly taxing, the questions make those posed by the Sith Lord Zak Mir look like the Spanish Inquisition in full flow. But Optibiotix (OPTI) has more great news today and Steve O' Hara rams that home in the video below. The shares are 96p and I am certainly not selling any at anywhere near this price - they are going a lot higher.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Boom Julie Meyer parts company with ANOTHER lawyer in Gewanter case as Andrew Bell tries to communicate in Ancient Greek

Published 296 days ago

The olive harvest starts tomorrow and I will be assisted by a Shareprophets reader from Eire and by Andrew Bell of Red Rock Resources (RRR) who is trying to communicate with the natives in his best Ancient Greek. I expliain why today's output from me is limited and then break the latest news from Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer MBE. Then I look at Independent Oil & Gas (IOG), Optibiotix (OPTI), Dignity (DTY) and the scam that is the funeral industry and BCA marketplace (BCA) which may have hoodwinked Andrew Monk but whose interims today are shoking. They could have been written by wretched Theresa May and are alarmingly bad. I also comment on  the Project Fear Brexit uber bollocks spouted by the not fit for purpose Bank of England Governor Mark Carney yesterday.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Could Watchstone, the bastard son of Quindell, be a buy?

Published 297 days ago

In today's podcast I look at Tomco (TOM), Watchstone (WTG), the bastard son of Quenron, Condor Gold (CNR), dire numbers from WH Ireland (WHI) and the read across to the FinnCrap IPO, Amedeo Resources (AMED), the Sith Lord Zak Mir and Optibiotix (OPTI) and at Haydale (HAYD)

Optibiotix - the second most important announcement in its history: Buy!

Published 297 days ago

“This is the second most important announcement we’ve made since we listed.” So said Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara as we chatted this morning. The news is massive. Having worked on gaining medical device status and a CE Mark for the weight loss product Slimbiome for two and a half years, permission has finally been granted...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: How Green is my valley and how cool is my hovel

Published 298 days ago

I am back at the Greek Hovel and the noise outside is quite unbelievably torrential rain. I discuss the weather and how stunning the Hovel now looks. Photos are starting to go up HERE on TomWinnifrith.com. I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) and today's stunning news. Cynical Bear needs to get ready to send me another bottle of ouzo. I look at Xeros (XSG), Thomas Cook (TCG) and Telit (TCM) where the clock is ticking ever louder. I have a few more words on the IPO of FinnCrap.

Notes from Underground: In today's news, people who don't subscribe get bad information

Published 300 days ago

I was amused to see some ShareProphets detractors on Twitter comment on Lucian Miers' correction to a detail on his Versarian (VRS) short. (Myself, I'm long with Versarian with around ten entire shares in my portfolio.)

Optibiotix – Greek deal, news via Adam Reynolds keyboard but better to come – BUY

Published 302 days ago

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have not been immune to the general market sell off and trade at 64p-66p despite some more positive news. The frustration is that it has been announced with a release typed on the Adam Reynolds keyboard, the one with no numbers on it. But fear not bigger deals with real numbers will follow shortly...

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - end October update

Published 319 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

Neill Ricketts of Versarien joins main stage line-up at UK Investor on 30 March 2019 - grab your free ticket now!

Published 322 days ago

The country’s, easily, largest and certainly, most exciting, one day event for those who want to make more money from shares, The Global Group UK Investor Show, is still almost six months away but already the all-star main stage speaker line-up is almost finalized. And this week we announced a big new name.

UK Investor on 30 March 2019 now 2/3 booked – complimentary ticket offer from the Wray family

Published 330 days ago

The country’s, easily, largest and ,certainly, most exciting, one day event for those who want to make more money from shares, UK Investor, is still nearly six months away but already more than two thirds of the 135 exhibitor PLC stands have been reserved. And we have an almost complete all star speaker line-up headed by Luke Johnson, Vin Murria, Mark Slater & Nigel Wray...

2018 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ October update - Nigel Wray takes top spot

Published 337 days ago

The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been on April 21st, here’s a monthly performance update...

Notes from Underground - Would you like some pepperoni on your Nanny State?

Published 342 days ago

When I was a child in the 70s, my family had a Vauxhall Envoy (You could buy British cars in Canada, then.) The distinguishing feature was that the back doors had a tendency to fling open when it rounded a corner. My dad told my brother and I to make sure we sat in the middle of the back seat.

A free ticket to the UK Investor Show - 2/3 of stalls already booked!

Published 343 days ago

The Global Group UK Investor Show is the country’s largest – and certainly most exciting – one day event for those who want to make more money from shares. It is still nearly six months away but already more than two thirds of the 135 exhibitor PLC stands have been reserved. We have an almost complete all-star speaker line-up, headed by Luke Johnson, Vin Murria, Mark Slater & Nigel Wray, so it is an event not to be missed.

OptiBiotix Health - again a buy

Published 344 days ago

Having reached circa 130p in August, shares in OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) have slid to 78p-81p. This is despite a pipeline of seemingly very significant deals likely to be converted and as such…

Premaitha – Bits and bobs mostly good but...

Published 349 days ago

I am looking forward to grilling Premaitha (NIPT) at the Nigel Wray London seminar on 16 October. There are still a few places going and its free – details HERE. Meanwhile we have three pieces of news this week following that rather disappointing placing at 10p two Friday's ago caused by the a’hole behaviour of the toads at FinnCap. Yes this is Tom Winnifrith writing…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - David Lenigas rages and asks why Angus Energy shares slide - I explain why

Published 353 days ago

In today's bearcast I help my pal Mr Lenigas out and answer his question as to why shares in Angus (ANGS) are not rising after the Balcombe flow results yesterday. I look at Blue jay (JAY) where it is placing ahoy, Pantheon Resources (PANR), Optibiotix (OPTI) and in detail at Malcolm's favourite penny dreadful, Feedback (FDBK) and its risible trading statement today.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - end September update

Published 354 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

FinnCrap - a disgrace to the City

Published 356 days ago

Some of you will be aware of my whining about market makers and house broker games played out on the trading floor of AIM. I am sure some of you think these are merely conspiracy theories of a blogger and attempted to explain negative share price movements on a particular day. I'm not going to rehash my market maker theory again, instead, lets discuss a the role of a house broker, I guess these creatures are right at the top of the tree, along with bankers, as a breed of creatures we hate because we feel they cannot be trusted, and yet we are effectively held to ransomed because of the duty they perform.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I'm not joking, the Mrs and I are looking at buying a house in the developing World, that is to say Wales

Published 360 days ago

Come home to a real fire...buy a second home in Wales. You remember the sketch. Anyhow, the Mrs and i are looking and pondering because, as you know, she wants to pursue her career and I want to rear goats. The exercise, however, throws up very real questions about house prices. Moving on I look at Bushveld Minerals (BMN), Optibiotix (OPTI), Avanti Communications (AVN), Imaginatik (IMTK), Redhall (RHL) and Mitie (MTO) another company whose former boss helps to make Jeremy Corbyn's quite insane policies seem almost desirable.

2018 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ September update - Europa Metals takes top spot

Published 361 days ago

The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been on April 21st, here’s a monthly performance update...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - happy 6th anniversary Sheriff, we'll fight them on the beaches, in the High Court etc

Published 362 days ago

In this podcast I discuss the anniversary, today's DOS attack and how I respond. I look at the terrifying proposals to steal your cash coming from the Labour conference and I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), FastJet (FJET), BCA Marketplace (BCA), TrakM8 (TRAK) and the fraud Eden (EDEN). I also look at brokers such as FinnCap giving away free propaganda reports, I mean research, on corporate clients.

The Seven Mythical Wonders (September update) – My final review of this collection of ‘never-quite-getting-there’ companies

Published 364 days ago

This series has gone on long enough so I’m bringing it to close this month with the biggest news relating to the ongoing moving of the goalposts at Kibo Energy (KIBO) which makes one wonder whether the flagship project in Tanzania is ever going to see the light of day.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Laurence Smith threatens me and makes me want to quit, Premaitha - well that's a shock!

Published 367 days ago

I have had one of those days which happen all too often when I think I want to retire. Blame Laurence Smith. All is explained in this podcast. I look at today's news from Premaitha (NIPT) which is certainly a bolt from the blue, comment on the nature of corporate lying, ref Frontera (FRR), cover RM2 (RM2), Optibiotix (OPTI), Sosandar (SOS) and Online Blockchain (DOG).

Notes from Underground: Oil's well that ends well

Published 370 days ago

It was a few days in the old country this week. Bundled up in layers, running the heater at night even thought it is still Summer, code switching from London English to a completely different way of speaking. No, I wasn't back in Canada, I was in Scotland.

2018 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ monthly update - Tom continues to lead, Pizza Hardman off the bottom

Published 373 days ago

The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been in April, here’s a further monthly performance update...

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix - am I selling or buying?

Published 373 days ago

Having top sliced our holdings in Optibiotix (OPTI) a few weeks ago I see the shares are back at 94p today despite it having served up cracking news last week. I am asked if I am panicked? Not at all. I fully expect the shares to bounce sharply on more good news. Are we buying more? No I stated clearly, I wanted to build up our cash reserves as I am worried about the market. That has not changed.  Yesterday CEO Steve O'Hara did an interview with Proactive and if you are worried watch it, below, and you should be greatly reassured.

Notes from Underground: How I parlayed £100 to £7,000,000 in Bitcoin. Did I say parlayed? I meant, missed out on.

Published 377 days ago

I first heard about Bitcoin in 2010, when it was it was about 5 cents per coin. At the time, I thought that maybe I should buy £100 of it to see what it's about. Things being what they were at the time, I never bothered. My back of the envelope calculation says that £100 in 2010 would have been worth around £7,000,000 today, and that's after a recent crash. 

The August share tip of the month is not Optibiotix but we were sorely tempted..instead

Published 379 days ago

This was our August share tip of the month which came out last week: Having advised you to bank some gains on Optibiotix (OPTI) a couple of weeks ago at 131p we see that the shares are now just under 100p following results yesterday.  We were sorely tempted to make this our tip of the month again as we are sure that there will be a stack of news in the coming weeks on some really big name deals ( with numbers!) and that we could have advised banking a quick 30% gain by mid October. You can hear Tom Winnifrith’s thoughts on Optibiotix in his Thursday bearcast HERE But that trade would have been a bit spivvy don’t you think? So instead…

Optibiotix – it junks the Adam Reynolds keyboard for big news

Published 382 days ago

I do not apologise for a second for advising folks to top slice Optibiotix (OPTI) at 131p but today the company has served up news which shows why it was right to hang onto at least part of your holding ( and we have held onto 6/7 of ours). Today’s release is big and does not use the Adam Reynolds keyboard – there are real numbers and big numbers.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Barclays Banksters are wankers - piano wire is what they deserve

Published 387 days ago

I start with a rant about Barclays (BARC) banksters and how much I despise and loathe them. I then discuss Anglo African Agriculture (AAAP) a Big Dave Lenigas lobster pot from which I escaped today. I move onto Andalas (ADL) and have a challenge for a sad geek with time on his hands, I nominate Drunken Sailor. I look at Xaar (XAR), Crawshaw (CRAW) and finally at Optibiotix (OPTI). I owe cynical bear a glass of ouzo but drank it myself on his behalf. Warning, this podcast contains bad language throughout.

The Seven Mythical Wonders (August update) – wondering on Manica, Zebediela and Batai Plai

Published 387 days ago

It’s that time of the month again and with two of the seven mythical creatures proving their existence so far, I was hoping for some more progress this month from the remaining five. Alas no, just more prevarication, distraction and fund raising – how disappointing.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - August bank holiday update

Published 391 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

Notes from Underground: What itches would you like scratched?

Published 391 days ago

The question that I am wondering about this week is what companies or sectors are we not covering? ShareProphets writers are free to follow their passions and write about the companies that interest them. But what about you? Who would you like us to cover? Either companies or sectors. Of course, I promise nothing(TW Note becuase the writers will write about what interests them not under diktat!) Answers in the comments, please.

2018 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ - 1/3 way through, how's the standings?

Published 394 days ago

The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been on April 21st, how's the standings a third of the way through the competition?...

Video: Optibiotix commercial director Per Rehne talks about ramp up in sales

Published 395 days ago

What looks like wallpaper in Mr Rehne's spare room really is ghastly and I am not sure what a director of Optibiotix (OPTI) is doing recording a webcast with investment hookers Proactive, a week or so before results day, but whatever, what do I know. Per seems in upbeat mood. For the record, having followed our own advice and top slice ( selling c 1/6) of our holding at 125p, we are not selling any more at the current 108p-111p.  

Notes from Underground: Help me with some blurbs about ShareProphets so we can entice more subscribers

Published 398 days ago

What I am looking from you this week, dear reader, are blurbs that I can use to promote subscriptions to ShareProphets. If you have found ShareProphets valuable, would you be so kind as to write a one-liner in the comments that I can put on the subscription page to knock over those on the fence?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I doff my cap to Jim Mellon but caveat emptor

Published 403 days ago

In today's bearcast my mind is a bit elsewhere as I explain HERE. But I cover SalvaRX (SALV), Optibiotix (OPTI), the fraud MySquar (MYSQ) and Falanx (FLX).

2018 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ monthly update - soaring OptiBiotix boosts Tom's lead

Published 404 days ago

The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been in April, here’s a fourth performance update...

Notes from Underground: Blockchain and bitcoin or bitcoin and blockchain

Published 405 days ago

Some house business: bulletin board moron of the week has returned. We ceased this long-running column earlier in the year when we had successfully cleared all bulletiin boards of all morons. But they have oozed back and it is time for you to take out the trash.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: is Elon Musk of Tesla going to jail and UKOG's latest smear c/o the Daily Mail is a new low

Published 409 days ago

In this podcast I cover Tesla (TSLA) which is curiouser and curiouser, Optibiotix (OPTI) and the parasitic vampire that is ADVFN (AFN), Great Western Mining (GWMO), Toople (TOOP), Angus Energy (ANGS), the Brockham Well, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) anmd its latest despicable smear c/o yellow journalists at The Daily Mail and cheered on by the vermin paid share rampers of LSE Share Talk

Optibiotix – New heavy hitter NED arrives HOLD TIGHT

Published 410 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that subject to regulatory clearance, a formality, it will appoint Sean Christie as an additional Non-Executive Director.

Photo Article: Cynical Bear does the decent thing on Optibiotix

Published 410 days ago

For eons Cynical Bear has made one of his seven things that will never happen series, that Optibiotix (OPTI) shares would not reach 100p. As you may have twigged, they have reached and now breached, closing last night at 124p. And with a very pregnant deal pipeline so a stack of RNS's on the way, we who ignored the old Bear are feeling happy. I teased him that by way of apology he should send a bottle of ouzo to Sheriff of AIM Towers. He is a good man old Cynical Bear. Late last night, guess what arrived...

Notes from Underground - Sure we lose money on each item, but we make it up in volume

Published 412 days ago

I'm a fan and user of Uber. I call up an app on my iPhone, tell it where I want to go, and five minutes later someone will come by and take me there at a price less than the cost of a Black Cab. This can happen because Uber has billlions from investors and loses money on every ride that it provides. I didn't say I was an investor of the service.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My biggest investment mistakes (and there have been a few) and the BMR Mega scandal for WH Ireland and AIM

Published 413 days ago

I start this podcast by reflecting on my biggest investment mistakes of which selling some Optibiotix (OPTI) three years ago must be in the top ten. Stagging Argo Blockchain (ARB) hjas so far been a small mistake but I reflect on that too. Then I reflect on the bombshell by Nigel Somerville on BMR Group (BMR) which shows AIM Regulation not fit for purpose and opens up a mega scandal for WH Ireland (WHI). What happens next i ask, referring to good news on the claims against Cantor Fitzgerald re African Potash (AFPO)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - which is naughtier: Lyin' Steve Sanderson's UK Oil & Gas or Jim Mellon's FastForward?

Published 414 days ago

In this podcast I look at FastForward (FFWD), Optibiotix (OPTI) - ouzo from Cynical on its way - Tern (Nigel will be celebrating with ouzo tonight) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Tomorrow Lucian Miers has the treat of all treats for his godson Joshua so there may be no bearcast or maybe there will be a very early one.

1600 tips - a new record: a bull sign or a bear sign? And Gary Newman the UK's top share tipster in July

Published 414 days ago

The previous record number of tips captured and performance-tracked by Stockomendation was smashed in July, with over 1,600 new stock tips and broker ratings added to our platform across 23 brokers and 40 professional tipsters. Tip activity in July was the at its highest since April –  coinciding with quarterly trading updates for many firms –  representing an increase of 81% on the number of tips tracked during the same period last year. This surge in tips was mainly driven by brokers, with tipster activity remaining in line with previous months.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: on a scale of Mother Theresa to Paul Scott I am at...

Published 415 days ago

I have had a business lunch, a rare event for me down in the boonies and as such I assess my sobriety. In this podcast I discuss Union Jack (UJO) and the new business-hating climate in Britain, Optibiotix (OPTI), Countrywide (CWD), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), RM2 (RM2) and base rates on both sides of the pond. Oh and en passant Julie "Lingerie on Expenses" Meyer.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - end July update

Published 415 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

Optibiotix - chairman buys another £100,000 of shares this time at 98.6p - you'd thus be MAD to sell

Published 416 days ago

Three weeks ago Optibiotix (OPTI) Chairman Neil Davidson bought £150,000 worth of shares in the company at 71p and said in a TV interview that he would buy more when the time was right. Heck, he has now averaged up!

The Seven Mythical Wonders (belated July update) – Great news: Optibiotix proves Father Christmas does exist!

Published 416 days ago

As Cornelius Nepos said: “After the darkness comes the light” and having been in despair last month writing June’s update, I am back to my bouncy best as Optibiotix (OPTI) has become the second Mythical Wonder to become real and in some style…..although I hope it now performs better than the first!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: David Lenigas does the decent thing but Cynical Bear still has not

Published 417 days ago

The action of Big Dave and the inaction of Mr Bear are explained in full. The podcast covers: Optibiotix (OPTI), Avanti Communications (AVN), Anglo African Agriculture (AAAP), Westminster Group (WSG) and IDE Holdings (IDE).

Midas can you please advise your poor readers to sell Optibiotix every day?

Published 418 days ago

Amazed to find that one of her share tips had actually gone up, Jo Hart of the Midas column In the mail on Sunday  advised the poor saps who follow her to top slice or sell Optibiotix (OPTI) on Sunday. Just as a buy note from Ms Hart is seen by most folks as a sure sign that a PR puff campaign is underway and that you should sell at once, the Midas sell stance seems to have pushed the shares ever higher as the chart below demonstrates. Yes £1 hit again, another case of ouzo Cynical Bear needs to send me. I discussed why I’d not be selling at this price as I expect fireworks soon HERE. Meanwhile…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: David Lenigas needs to sort out his story on twitter - was he a UKOG placing insider or not?

Published 418 days ago

First of all thanks for all the kind comments on the Woodlarks walk. The final photos and my final thoughts are HERE. It is not too late to donate HERE and that is what David Lenigas should do now as he gets his twitter knickers in a twist over his pre-placing tweets on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). He now says on twitter he was an insider -in the US that would be a perp walk admission. The shameless old ramper is now batting for Angus Energy (ANGS). Elsewhere I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) and the odd Midas call, Wolf Minerals (WLFE), N4 Pharma (N4P), Arden Partners (ARDN) and Goldplat (GDP). Back to Woodlarks: next year I seek volunteers to join the 4 rogue bloggers. I now have 4 (PR genius Steffi, daughter Olaf, my pal the Euro loon Jonathan Price and Steve Moore), if you are up for it email tomat49@gmail.com

Notes from Underground: The roof is on fire

Published 419 days ago

Some of you are reading this in fantastic parts of the world. Places on the edge of blue waters or beneath the caopies of rainforests. Cosied up in rooms with constant ambient temperatures.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: C'mon Dave Lenigas tell your UKOG twitter trolls that attacking a charity for the disabled is disgusting

Published 423 days ago

As of last night a group of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) twitter trolls have moved from attacking me over THIS ARTICLE to having a pop at Woodlarks over the walk on Saturday. Big Dave Lenigas is copied in on these tweets. I urge him to state clearly that attacking charities for the disabled is obscene and to make a donation HERE - as should any bearcast listener who has not done so already!  I have recorded a special Woodlarks podcast today which you can listen to HERE. In this bearcast I ask what will make an overvalued market crack and look at Tern (TERN), Amur (AMC), Metals Exploration (MTL), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) once more. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I shall make this simple - how close to insolvency is Cabot & are its ex CEO and FD insider dealers?

Published 425 days ago

You have less than a week of me berating you but as we celebrate Optibiotix (OPTI) reaching 100p ( twice) today I ask you to spare a tenner for a great cause. We are more than 80% of the way to hitting our £20,000 walk for Woodlarks target so ahead of 32 miles of pain for myself, Brokerman Dan & Lucian Miers please donate HERE. Elsewhere I look at IQE (IQE), Frontera (FRR), SalvarX (SALV), Pantheon Resources (PANR), Golden Prospect Precious Metals (GPPM) and finally what may be a major scandal at Cabot Energy (CAB).

More Adam Reynolds humble pie for Cynical Bear as Optibiotix hits 100p & more to come – where’s my ouzo?

Published 425 days ago

First there was his flip flop On Sosandar (SOS) when he ‘fessed that his bearishness was an error. Now Cynical Bear’s much repeated claim in his seven things that won’t happen series, that Optibiotix (OPTI) would not hit 100p is in tatters too as the shares have this morning touched that level. Time for another volte face? And more importantly…

Notes from Underground: Investor Favourites

Published 426 days ago

Two investor favourites, Optibiotix (OPTI) and Versarien (VRS) comprised four of the top ten stories.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ahead of his next helping of Reynolds humble pie,. Cynical Bear sticks his todger in the Versarien hornet's nest - FWIW

Published 428 days ago

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)

Video: Optibiotix chairman Neil Davidson - I've bought £250,000 of shares ..so far!

Published 428 days ago

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.

Optibiotix – share options, look at the conditions! If this is not a bull signal what is?

Published 430 days ago

It is not as if Optibiotix (OPTI) management do not put their money where their mouth is. Just a few days ago chairman Neil Davidson splashed out £150,000 buying shares at 71p. Now we have news of an option package for three senior staffers including Davidson. No options….one way bet… nooooooooooooo you scream. No. Read the RNS.

2018 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ monthly update - Tom still the leader?

Published 432 days ago

The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been in April, here’s a third performance update...

Optibiotix chairman share purchase - £150,000 not to be ignored: STRONG BUY

Published 433 days ago

Okay, the Optibiotix (OPTI) chairman does not get everything right. He is, after all shacked up with mad remoaning Tory MP Anna Soubry. But no-one is perfect. What we can say is that Neil Davidson has had a glittering business career so has a reputation to lose. His salary as Non Exec chairman will not make much difference to his net wealth but buying shares could.

Notes from Underground: Steve O'Hara v Kylie Jenner

Published 433 days ago

There was a lot of huffing and puffing this week as Forbes magazine published this piece on the business fortunes of 20 year-old American reality TV personality Kylie Jenner. Forbes declares Jenner the worlds youngest self-made billionaire based on the success of her cosmetics company, Kylie Cosmetics.

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix presents and quizzed at UK Investor City Event Monday

Published 436 days ago

 Neither myself or the audience gave Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) an easy ride at Monday's UK Investor event in the City. But he presented well and I note that the chairman has today announced the purchase of £150,000 of shares at 71p. Watch Steve closely and you will see why the chairman is buying and why the shares - which are our largest holding but one we have added to in the past couple of months - are so cheap.

Photo Gallery of last night's City event with Nigel Wray & Optibiotix - this is what you missed

Published 438 days ago

Below are a few photos of last night's UK Investor City evening with myself, Nigel Wray, Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) and Cambridge Cognition (COG).This is what you missed if you were not one of the 100 attendees. The next event is in September - to make sure you can priority book, you might join the mailing list for the events HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Putting on a smart shirt as the van speeds away

Published 439 days ago

As you can see HERE, I have spent the morning loading a white van as boxes of my stuff heads out to the Greek Hovel which might just have a roof by the weekend! Yesterday i was in Manchester and braving its slums albeit with Brokerman Dan providing security was heroic. For that, if not for the planned 32 mile walk with Dan how about you give a tenner to Woodlarks HERE. On the podcast I cover Optibiotix (OPTI), another victim of Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer MBE on the phone, Stobart (STOB), FairFx (FFX), Mothercare (MTC) and - with not too much sniggering  - the flop at me-too Viagra play N4 Pharma (N4P)

Notes from Underground: Who do you trust?

Published 440 days ago

This week, I just wanted to run a little poll of which news outlets that you find most trustworthy. Not for City news: that'd be Shareprophets vs everyone else. But from which news websites do you trust their news stories?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel (including Daily Mail journalists)

Published 441 days ago

You don't care what I say today, all you care about is the football. Indeed: come on Eng-er-land. I reflect briefly on the soccer, then cover Mrs May's Brexit sell out, why I'm not voting for the party of the useless and treacherous old hag again, and finally discuss the idea that British companies should not be bought by "dirty foreigner", ref Inmarsat (ISAT). I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) en passant and am glad that thanks to the incredible generosity of Nick Leslau, myself and Brokerman Dan have now raised £13,000 - 65% of our target - for Woodlarks ahead of the 28 July charity walk. Check Nick's donation and perhaps give a tenner yourself HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: from (Audio) Boom to Bust by Q1 next year? And the mystery Optibiotix bull unmasked

Published 442 days ago

Bearcasts may be sporadic over the next few days as I explain. By Wednesday I shall be mountain walking in Greece for my Woodlarks training. Think of me with the snakes and in 35 degree heat and donate HERE. Today I look at Optibiotix (OPTI), Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas (ADL), Frontera (FRR), Boxhill (BOX) and KPMG and in some detail at Jim Mellon's failing gold play Condor Gold (CNR).

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - half-year update

Published 446 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: after 27 fecking miles in the sun I must have sun stroke - defending a PR firm ( St Brides) & also Jim Mellon

Published 447 days ago

I feel like shite, hence the late bearcast. I managed it! 27 miles in the heat today has taken its toll. I am in real pain in all sorts of places. Enjoy that pain TW haters, revel in it and make a donation HERE I could have walked 32 miles today but did not - that treat awaits me and Brokerman Dan on July 28. He is training hard too. Enjoy his pain and please donate HERE. In the podcast I pass on market intelligence on Optibiotix (OPTI), discuss Cynical's massive expose on Kibo (KIBO) HERE and then leap to the defence of both a PR firm and the asset stripper Jim Mellon. It must be the sun...

Notes from Underground: Celebrate legal pot stocks

Published 447 days ago

I'm certain that all of you have today risen your morning tea in a toast to my homeland, Canada, on its 151st anniversary of existance.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: what is loathsome ex Tory MP Tony "Fatso" Baldry of 3DM infamy really saying?

Published 452 days ago

In this podcast I reflect on how the UK is going to the dogs commenting on South West trains and the award of the Orwell prize to a proven specialist in fake news. George will be laughing in his grave. I cover boardroom shenanigans at Telit (TCM), shameless ramping at Andalas (ADL) which is really worth 0p, Frontera (FRR), D day looms, Westminster Group (WSG) and the ambiguity of loathsome ex Tory MP Tony "Fatso" Baldry of 3DM infamy, Rossylyn Data (RDT), Dillstone (DSG), Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) and its pomopus arse of a founder and Optibiotix (OPTI). now I see that evil PR spinner and crony capitalist Reg Hoare has donated to Woodlarks in support of the my sponsored walk with Brokerman Dan. we are now just £31 short of £9,000 and 45% of our target - go on, do the decent thing and chip in HERE

Optibiotix – Big Italian deal but Nomad needs shooting – shares are a strong buy

Published 453 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced what is its 14th (or is it 15th) big commercial partnership. But how big? Thanks to a Nomad who needs shooting it has taken us 36 hours to find out. So here goes.

2018 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ monthly update - does Tom remain the leader?

Published 457 days ago

The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been on April 21st, here’s a second performance update...

Optibiotix – another small deal, it all adds to the picture - remains a strong buy

Published 458 days ago

Maybe folks are getting immune about Optibiotix (OPTI) announcing yet another manufacturing and supply agreement. But even if, like this one, it is relatively small it all adds to the bottom line improvement. The latest one is with John Morley Foods, a 75 year old company operating in Cheshire with annual sales (2016) of £31 million, making six figure profits and with a growing cash pile.

Book a half price UK Investor Show ticket & get exclusive access to interactive webinars with Wray, Winnifrith, Reynolds & Miers

Published 458 days ago

2018 was our most successful UK Investor Show yet and the 2019 event on March 30 will be even bigger and better. With almost 60 companies already confirmed, including OptiBiotix, Falanx, Asiamet and WANdisco, and star speakers such as Vin Murria, Mark Slater, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith plus many new names booked in, it will be a show not to be missed.

I know that March 30th 2019 is a long way ahead but there are two reasons to buy a half priced ticket TODAY at www.UKInvestorShow.com/tickets .

The Seven Mythical Wonders (June update) – I’m starting to despair

Published 460 days ago

When I started this series in January, I didn’t realise how dispiriting it would be as, yet again, my seven wannabe Loch Ness Monsters have proven to be just another set of blurry photographs of tree branches. At this rate I’m going to struggle to make it to the end of the year but at least I’m not a shareholder in any of them I guess.

July 9th – an evening with Nigel Wray, Tom Winnifrith, Optibiotix and more – grab a free seat today

Published 468 days ago

Maybe you cannot wait for the UK Investor Show 2019 on March 30? Well if that is the case here is a bonus preview event for you all, the first UK Investor City evening with Nigel Wray. Nigel will be joined in conversation by Tom Winnifrith  - that is me - and there will be four truly disruptive companies presenting including Cambridge Cognition and Optibiotix.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I would rather do PR for Satan than for Julie Meyer said the PR man, it would be an easier sell

Published 472 days ago

This podcast is not about Julie but I just pass on a conversation with a PR man for your amusement. Instead I look in detail at Autyns (AUTG), Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP and the end of its dead cat bounce, and three placings and the resultant aftermarkets: Optibiotix (OPTI), Premaitha (NIPT) and Microsaic (MSYS) and what that says about companies that can exclude Primary Bid. Is it really so bad? Finally, Paul, the idiot from Luton, has sent me £20 and 5% of Bearcast listeners have donated to the Woodlarks charity walk but 95% have not! To those who have  donated I say thank you. To the rest, I know you can afford a tenner. Please follow Paul the Idiot from Luton and cough up now HERE

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - end May update

Published 474 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

Notes from Underground: The lessons from Howard Stern

Published 475 days ago

Tom yesterday spoke on his Bearcast about his life six years after Rivington Street Holdings, the listed company that he had founded in his Shoreditch flat.

Optibiotix deal with dairy major - could it be worth tens of millions?

Published 477 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that a global dairy company with an annual turnover of more than $10 billion has signed a deal to evaluate its SweetBiotix calorie free sweet fibres.

Optibiotix placing raises £1.5 million at 62p - NOT what bears say: Strong Buy

Published 478 days ago

After the results last week the knockers said that Optibiotix (OPTI) would place as it was running out of cash. They were half right, but half very wrong. So before they gloat.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Okay I look a bit of a prat but Optibiotix buy case stronger than ever

Published 479 days ago

In today's podcast I look at Falcon Media (FAL), Avanti Communications (AVN), Echo Energy (ECHO), Fishing Republic (FISH) - Gary Newman can you help us out here, Woodford dog Xeros (XSG) and Optibiotix (OPTI). Now the Woodlarks charity walk. We have now raised just over £4,000 (nearly £5,000) with gift aid. A big shout out to Mark McDowell who pledged £666 yesterday (clearly a reference to Brokerman Dan). But 97% of Bearcast listeners are yet to chip in, I am sure you can all spare a tenner so please donate NOW HERE. To those who have donated already, thank you.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - picking up Andrew Monk on a couple of things

Published 485 days ago

Forgive the late bearcast. Blame it on Greek Hovel business. In today's podcast I look at Folli Follie, shares in which are slumping again as I warned you the other day HERE - tomorrow might be D (for Death) Day. I then take up Andrew Monk on AIQ (AIQ), Petra Diamonds (PDL) and the idea of consolidating brokers and Nomads via M&A. It makes no sense Andrew. Then I look at the GoTech (GOT) shambles - its now a dope play but frankly you must be a dope to own this stock. Then I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) again with a point folks like Cynical Bear have missed. Finally its i3 Energy (I3E). Thanks to those who have sponsored me as I suffer the dual agonies of walking 30 miles and having to listen to Brokerman Dan drone on all day, but 99% of bearcast listeners have not yet donated a tenner. Please do so HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the good news is that another trove of Julie Meyer documents has arrived at Winnileaks

Published 486 days ago

Oh well that will keep me happy for the next few days. What fun. Before I go on, more than 1000 folks will listen to this bearcast. I know you can all afford to donate £10 to Woodlarks for my sponsored walk - please do so HERE and NOW otherwise I shall have to keep reminding you every day up until 28 July! On today's podcast I discuss Ms Lingerie on Expenses and the UK honours system, Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), Optibiotix (OPTI), Paternoster Resources (PRS), Physiomics (PYS), Brave Bison (BBSN) and Paternoster Resources (PRS), home to Amanda Van Dyke.

Notes from Underground: It's all about me

Published 489 days ago

As the winner of the 2017 Dragon's Den – grand prize, a free trip to anywhere the #73 bus goes, bus fare not included - I have a a reputation to protect. So there would be absolutely no reason to do a check in on how the 2018 leaderboard is doing.

2018 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ update - who's the early leader?

Published 490 days ago

The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been on April 21st, here’s a first performance update...

Optibiotix - biggest deal yet, Mr Market does not realise - STRONG BUY

Published 491 days ago

This may well be the biggest supply deal yet announced by Optibiotix (OPTI) but Mr Market seems unmoved. The shares are 73p-75p and are a STRONG BUY. Let us explain.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chris Bailey is right, Malcolm Stacey is wrong

Published 493 days ago

So far it has been a good day. I look at four shares I own: Optibiotix (OPTI), Falanx (FLX), Premaitha (NIPT) - yes Wildes you are wrong! - and Sosandar (SOS). And I comment on today's Julie Meyer bombshell. Praise be the Lord. I look at Beowulf Mining (BEM) and wider lessons after its placing and then discuss housebuilders in general after Chris Bailey's excellent article HERE. Chris is right, my old friend Malcolm - a sector bull - is wrong and I explain why.

Notes from Underground - Do you prefer your news now or 48 hours ago?

Published 496 days ago

I have the same conversations with people all of the time: why should I read ShareProphets, a muckraking, little-known website, when I already subscribe to the FT?

The Seven Mythical Wonders (May update) – Incredible scenes as EVR Holdings proves the Melody VR app exists after all…..time to exit!

Published 497 days ago

A time for celebration as one of the Seven Mythical Creatures has become a reality this month with the long awaited launch of the Melody VR app from EVR Holdings (EVRH). We may never see such events again or at least not the share price anyway.

Optibiotix - show launch & video up, STRONG BUY

Published 498 days ago

It is not exactly earth shattering but Optibiotix (OPTI) says that it will be showcasing "an extended range of products and presenting new research data on its LPLDL® and SlimBiome® products at the Vitafoods European tradeshow in Geneva from the 15-17 May 2018."

UK Investor Show 2018 Video - Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix

Published 501 days ago

I chatted to Steve before the show and at it. This is my biggest single holding, I bought more after the show and at a 71p offer shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are IMHO still very cheap. I really do expect them to be at 120p+ during the coming months as it unveils a string of new sales agreements. Here is Steve in action...

UK Investor Show 2018 Video: Adam Reynolds chairs small Biopharma session

Published 501 days ago

Chaired by Adam Reynolds this session boated the CEOS of Immupharma, Optibiotix, soon to IPO Phynova and ValiRx. Enjoy.

Notes from Underground: My brush with Julie Meyer

Published 503 days ago

The most memorable First Tuesday to me was the Boo.com one, where the Swedish founders of the site attempted to explain to the room why their website selling clothes needed £135 million to burn through. It was a massacre.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - early-May bank holiday update

Published 504 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

Optibiotix - deal with Peter Thiel backed Seed Health...or not? STRONG BUY

Published 504 days ago

What an odd situation. Optibiotix (OPTI) has been forced to comment on an article in Business Insider relating to Seed Health which, the article states, has purchased LP-LDL for use in its multi-strain product which is intended for launch in the USA in May 2018. Seed Health is hot, being backed not only by Cameron Diaz but by legendary investor Peter Thiel.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Fat Lady arrives at Nighthawk and Dave Whitby's payoff question

Published 508 days ago

In the main bearcast of the day I start by asking what payoff disgraced Dave Whitby got at worthless insolvent POS Andalas (ADL)? And were mugs who backed the latest placing told where much of their cash was going ( i.e. to Whitby). Feel free to contact me if you are an Andalas owning mug. The fat Lady arrives at Nighthawk (HAWK) and looks to be in the wings at Nature Group (NGR) while new problems emerge at Imaginatik (IMTK) - a former Rob Terry fave but I speculate on bigger worries that the Quindell fraudster faces - and at Management Consulting (MMC). I think the fat Lady may well also have an appointment with Widecells Group ( WDC) shortly. I comment on 4 reasons why Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) shares may be falling and on looming results at Optibiotix (OPTI), where we own shares.

OptiBiotix Health – another SlimBiome distribution agreement as momentum continues to build - STRONG BUY

Published 508 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has added to recent newsflow aplenty with a distribution agreement for its SlimBiome weight management technology in the UK…

UK Investor Show Dragon's Den 4 Video: Tom, Darren & Steve invest another £3,000

Published 509 days ago

At UK Investor Show there were six Dragon's Den sessions. As a result of each £3,000 of my real money was invested after each dragon picked one of the 5 companies doing an elevator pitch. In session four the Dragons were me (Tom Winnifrith), a very smug Darren Atwater and Steve Moore. The companies pitching were: Plutus PowerGen, Big Dish, Optibiotix, Connemara and Anglo African Agriculture.

The Seven Mythical Wonders (April update) – Xtract disappoints yet again but EVR Holdings appears tantalisingly close to launch

Published 510 days ago

It’s time for my monthly look at this motley selection of AIM wannabes. Not much to say for most of them so want to focus on the contrasting progress reports from Xtract Resources (XTR) and EVR Holdings (EVRH).

Notes from Underground - Me vs the Internet

Published 510 days ago

Unless you need high speed Internet, wherein we revert to the Victorian times. I swear, I don't know how Charles Dickens and Jules Verne got anything done with the poor Internet we suffer in the Capital.

9 UK Investor Show share tips for 2018 - No 8 Tom Winnifrith

Published 512 days ago

This week all of the team will tip 1 stock - long or short - which presented at UK Investor on Saturday or was mentioned in a presentation. For paying customers only, eighth up it is Tom Winnifrith.

2018 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ - where has £17,000 (& to be £18,000) been invested?

Published 516 days ago

The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. These have now been purchased, so what were the picks (& can The Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater follow the success of his 2017 selection - Versarien @22.4p)?...

OptiBiotix Health – positive news flow, we expect much more to come - STRONG BUY

Published 517 days ago

Recent newsflow aplenty from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) – including ‘Appointment of Head of Online Sales and Marketing’, ‘ CholBiome exclusive distribution agreement’ and ‘New patent filings for SweetBiotix’…

Looking forward to the UK Investor Show – my shopping list

Published 524 days ago

Less than a week to go to the UK Investor Show and it promises to be far and away the best yet. If you’ve not booked a ticket you’d better hurry up – they are running out fast. Lob in the promo code SP10 and you’ll get a freebie investor class ticket  – you can’t say fairer than that! Looking down the list of companies present, I have already compiled a list of who I want to see and also what I am doing on the day.

97% sold out - book your UK Investor Show seat NOW while stocks last- showtime is 14 days away!

Published 532 days ago

UK Investor is acknowledged as the Country's leading one day event for those wanting to make more money from shares with an un-matched all star speaker lineup. The 2018 event is now exactly two weeks away. It takes place on April 21 at the QE2 Centre in Westminster and is now 97% booked out. So grab a free ticket TODAY while you can...

Q1 performance update: start of 2018 shorted AIM shares

Published 534 days ago

Early this year we showed Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2018. After the first quarter, how's performance?...

Q1 performance update: start of 2018 top shorted London-listed shares

Published 534 days ago

Early this year we showed the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2018. After the first quarter, how's performance?...

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - end March update

Published 537 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

Notes from Underground: Meet me in Westminster

Published 538 days ago

In just under three weeks, I'll be very pleased to meet readers of this website at the UK Investor Show. While the analysts of this site are up on stage, I'll be holding down the fort at the ShareProphets booth.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: crack out the ouzo for Telit & Eqtec debaggings and the Optibiotix (good) news

Published 543 days ago

What a great day. Telit (TCM) is under investigation by the FCA and Eqtec (ETQ) has really screwed up although why can't its PRs tell the truth for once and admit that its change of strategy was because I caught them all with their pants down and exposed them? This scandal begs real questions of Nomad Northland - hey chaps have you handed back the £75,000 yet? I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI) where last week's share purchase looks all the more prescient after news today.  I look at Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) which is a dog whatever Zac Phillips is paid to say.  I comment on Quartix (QTX) - insider dealing or bad luck?  I comment on cash strapped SalVarx (SALV) - time for Jim Mellon to get his wallet out again methinks. And I look at Quadrise (QFI) where a placing looks inevitable after today's debacle. If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH

Notes from Underground: Photo finished

Published 545 days ago

I'm pleased that  UK Oil & Gas - the photo that demands a statement now! is the #1 story of the week, it certainly made me laugh on the day. To wit: a photo was taken of a lorry being loaded up with equipment to take away from the UKOG site at Broadford Bridge.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Will Jim Mellon's PR man say sorry for chewing my ear off over the Condor spoof - vindicated today

Published 547 days ago

On 6th December I said that a token share purchase by Jim Mellon of shares on Condor Gold (CNR) was a spoof as it was so small for Jim. Moreover Condor was running out of cash and would do a placing within months. Mellon's PR man chewed my ear off. Well hey ho today there was a placing.  A pattern of such spoofs and a subsequent placing has continued. Will I get an apology?  I also look at lessons from Flybe (FLYB) and the non bid, at Fevertree (FEVR) director share sales, at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) which is also spoofing, 13 Energy (13E) - "you say it best when you say nothing at all " - R Keating.  Then I look at uber dog Golden Saint Resources (GSR) which is leaving AIM and says it wants to go to the Standard List. Lucky Standard List. I also mention our share purchase of more Optibiotix (OPTI). If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH

Optibiotix - FWIW I've bought more shares: Tom Winnifrith

Published 547 days ago

There appears to be a sustained seller of Optibiotix (OPTI). I believe he is close to completing his exit but the truth is that I don't know. Short term that has depressed the shares to 55p-57p. Thanks for the opportunity pal.

Notes from Underground: Malcolm's other horrors

Published 552 days ago

It's been an ongoing trope on this site to note when mainstream media ties itself into knots trying to avoid mentioning the word ShareProphets. Instead, they tend to refer to our dozen writers as a 'blogger' or, in more convoluted cases, as 'an Italian newspaper.' But finally! We have a brave newspaper, the Western Telegraph, in Haverfordwest has referred to our name in full. No wonder that they were named the best weekly newspaper in Wales.

Two Pauls and a Nigel - learn value investing from the masters at UK Investor on April 21- today's offer

Published 553 days ago

Value investing is how you make money from shares. Any other approach is not investing but speculating and is, by definition, hit and miss. So do you want to know what Britain's leading value investors are thinking and what shares they are buying and selling? Today's special opportunity is.... Three great value investors will be on stage together discussing how they select stocks and what they are buying and selling at the Global Group UK Investor Show in London on April 21. They are: Paul Scott, Britain's top share blogger, Nigel Wray, the man known as Britain's Buffett, and Dr Paul Jourdan the boss at the hugely successful Amati fund management operation.

Optibiotix - launch of Slimbiome in Nutribites: STRONG BUY

Published 559 days ago

Heck, even semi-pro Adam Reynolds baiter Cynical Bear seems to be warming to Optibiotix (OPTI) as you can see HERE. And there are fundamental reasons for this. We noted last week:

The Seven Mythical Wonders (March update) – EVR Holdings could be inching ahead in this tortoise v tortoise marathon

Published 559 days ago

It’s time for my monthly look at this motley selection of AIM wannabes. A few positive pointers but they all remain resolutely out of reach for the time being; although after a false start at Vast Resources, I sense the wonder VR app at EVR Holdings is taking the lead.

A tale of the UK's two highest profile fund managers at UK Investor Show grab your complimentary ticket TODAY

Published 560 days ago

Even though the event is still almost 7 weeks away on April 21, the Global Group UK Investor Show is now more than two thirds booked out - A highlight of the show is the tale of the two fund managers below: Mark Slater & Neil Woodford. Slater is the UK's most successful fund manager of the past decade. He will give the final speech of the day explaining where he sees the market, what shares he is buying, what he is selling and why. If there is a man to follow it is Mark. Neil Woodford is perhaps the country's highest profile fund manager and makes millions for himself. 

Video: Optibiotix boss O'Hara on Blow Job TV - a BUY despite the Proactive jerk off

Published 562 days ago

You know that I view soft soap paid for interviews with folks like Proactive in a deeply negative way. But Steve O' Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) comes, I believe, across well and explains the import of recent announcements. In this interview O Hara gives the sort of hard numbers I have used in my writings on this stock. Paul Scott shows an extremer double standard in describing this as "nudge, nudge wink, wink" - I just called it talking to a company which is what anyone sensible would do. I explain why Scott is talking cock and applying double standards HERE. As for Optibiotix, do your maths listen to the whbole interview ( the last 30 seconds are very interesting), the shares are incredibly cheap at 62p offer and will go to well over 100p this year if half of what O'Hara says in this interview comes good. BUY.

Optibiotix new contract with Fine Foods and Pharmaceuticals: More to come - Strong Buy

Published 562 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that it has signed a production and commercialisation agreement with Fine Foods & Pharmaceuticals N.T.M. S.p.A. The agreement grants Fine Foods an exclusive license for the production and supply of five formulations containing OptiBiotix's LPLDL® strain in Europe in return for royalty payments and a commitment to maximising the financial return for both parties.

More than 60% sold out - grab your complimentary UK Investor Show ticket while you can - TODAY

Published 565 days ago

Even though the event is still more than 7 weeks away on April 21, the Global Group UK Investor Show is now more than 60% booked out - we have never seen demand like this in 17 years. 

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - end February update

Published 568 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

More than 300 UK Investor tickets booked so far this week, grab your complimentary seat while stocks last

Published 573 days ago

More than 300 tickets for the UK Investor show have been reserved this week alone. That is more than 10% of the available stock. More than half the seats at the UK Investor Show have already been booked even though the event is still two months away - we have never seen demand like this in 17 years. Get your seat while stocks last...

The Seven Mythical Wonders (Feb update) – Good news for Kibo Mining

Published 580 days ago

I started the year with a light-hearted look at a few value-generating AIM yarns that appear to have a lot in common with the Loch Ness Monster as there is some doubt as to whether they are ever going to be seen. It feels like monthly updates are appropriate and it’s been a busy start of the year for some of these AIM yetis.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - an angry shareholder on the BMR Scandal and a share sale validating The Big Short

Published 588 days ago

I am very excited by working through the most wonkish of data sets to show Channel 4 was serving up A grade fake news as it reported on the drought in SA last night. More on that HERE. I start with the BMR (BMR) scandal where i am an angry small shareholder. The problem is that this is not an isolated incident, I look at Telit (TCM), MySquar (MYSQ) and Sefton (SER) where crime really did pay.  Then I look at an Optibiotix (OPTI) share sale and indicate at what point i will, again, be buying. I look at a share sale in BCA Marketplace (BCA) and why that is such a massive red flag compounding the thesis explained in my major report of last Autumn, The Big Short.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Reach4Entertainment shares are a buy but I do not believe a word of today's trading statement & its PR men should be shot at dawn

Published 591 days ago

I start with why this bearcast is late. I got back very late from London where I was watching my daughter play Harold Wilson in Made in Dagenham and she was brilliant. So too was the musical. Well done Olaf although you are wrong about the gender pay gap! I look at the market bounce and the shit that is leading it. I look in  real detail at the trading statement at Reach4Entertainment (R4E) where I am a shareholder, at Woodford dog RM2 (RM2) which is going on a one way trip to the vets in a fortnight and also at Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). Post bearcast it announced its NAV at 85.93p which means gearing must surely be through the 20% barrier. I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI) and the warrant exercise issue.

Notes from Underground: How about a top 30 for once?

Published 594 days ago

I'm looking at the top ten most read stories below and it occurs to me: have you seen most these stories covered anywhere else? Other than publications picking up on our coverage?

This may be cocksucker TV but Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix explains the bull case in full

Published 597 days ago

Okay this is a Proactive interview where the sycophantic cocksuckers ask only soft questions. But the statements Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) makes on the value of deals signed ( 4 minutes in) and the pipeline explain why I am so bullish. And perhaps why the chairman has just bought £100,000 worth of shares, something announced this afternoon.  At 63p offer the shares are a storming buy ahead of a stream  of big contract wins which will, finally, push the stock to 100p and beyond, IMHO. 

ShareProphets readers tips for 2018 competition - end January update

Published 597 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2018 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2018)...

Concepta - Good News from China: Buy

Published 599 days ago

Tom Winnifrith noted in a weekend bearcast that he was very bullish on Concepta (CPT) HERE. He also discussed Optibiotix (OPTI), Falanx (FLX) and others in the same podcast. For the avoidance of doubt, he was bullish on them too! Concepta has now served up good news to start to justify Tom's faith.

Optibiotix - positive results on Sweetbiotix human taste studies... but we want more: we WILL get it soon BUY

Published 600 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced what it terms "successful" human taste studies in its SweetBiotix product development programmes. Okay this is all good, but this is not the big banana.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Is your portfolio in a bear market, mine almost is so I discuss it

Published 602 days ago

I start with a look at the portfolios of those who are crowing as they have aced it for months. I have a warning for them. Then I look at my own portfolio, at the issue of short vs longer term performance at the individual stocks at risk reward and at why I am happy. Under discussion: Mark Slater, Neil Woodford, Optibiotix (OPTI), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Falanx (FLX), Concepta (CPT), Big Sofa (BST), Premaitha (NIPT). I failed to mention Sosandar (SOS) but I am very happy there too. My HMD podcast I refer to is HERE

Notes from Underground: Feeling tired and emotional

Published 615 days ago

I've picked up this week's Private Eye and noted that they have chosen the Telit/Oozi Cats/Uzi Katz scandal for first place in their 2017 awards. And who do they credit for breaking the story? Quote: an Italian newspaper.

Optibiotix - explaining the GM again: Very strong buy

Published 618 days ago

We are, again, asked to explain the announcement made by Optibiotix (OPTI) about a forthcoming GM. Okay here goes!

The Seven Mythical Wonders of the AIM Casino

Published 622 days ago

I’ve been a bit preoccupied in recent weeks with a certain fund manager so thought I should catch up with a few old friends on AIM this weekend but it transpires that not a lot has actually happened. It made me realise more than ever that AIM is much more about the travelling I hope than the arriving. Accordingly, I thought it was more appropriate to write a piece heralding the 7 Mythical Wonders of the AIM Casino instead.

Scandal! Profits! Cats! ShareProphets most read stories of the year

Published 629 days ago

In the last year, ShareProphets has produced 3733 articles from the scandals of Telit's Oozi Cats to the scandals of African Potash to the scandals of Cloudtag. Here are the 100 articles and 25 Bearcasts that were most read by ShareProphets readers.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - And the winner is...

Published 629 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 (on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017), for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the winner is...

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year: No 14 a buy from Tom Winnifrith

Published 632 days ago

Between December 24 and January 2 we are serving up 24 share tips of the year from our team of writers at ShareProphets. The share tips are for paying subscribers only. There is no Number 13 so we move from 12 to 14 - next up is a buy tip, the third idea ( of eight)  from Tom Winnifrith.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: We end the year with pure farce - Legendary Investments

Published 639 days ago

I am still furious, in fact more so than ever. Bah fucking humbug. Christmas is cancelled. In today's podcast I look at Legendary Investments (LEG), Columbus Energy (CERP), McCarthy & Stone (MCS), Vela (VELA) and Optibiotix (OPTI) - no it will not be a pound by Christmas but I am pondering buying more shares.

Notes from Underground: Get ready for your closeup

Published 643 days ago

One of the many arguments that I have lost with Tom is over the number of readers who reader ShareProphets on bank holidays and weekends. I always argued that the market is closed, so we should be too. Tom has argued that you guys are so obsessed that you'll sneak away from the Sunday dinner to listen to a Bearcast.

Optibiotix signs its biggest deal to date, market shrugs it off - Strong Buy

Published 647 days ago

To date Optibiotix (OPTI) has signed six deals each worth £250,000-500,000 per annum in gross revenues to it. We do not know when exactly they start to kick in, although some have done so already. But we know that there is enough there to ensure that PLC costs of c£1 million a year are well covered in calendar 2018 and so the company will record a profit. Now comes news of the seventh - and biggest - deal to date.

Optibiotix - new chairman, cheaper than ever

Published 653 days ago

Adam Reynolds is a man to do an RTO, a man to chair a small company. There comes a time - you hope - when the company grows to a bigger level and you need a bigger company man as Chairman. That time has come at Optibiotix (OPTI).

Optibiotix - new chairman is partner of the barking mad remoaning MP Anna Soubry

Published 654 days ago

Oh well, apparently he is a very astute businessman. But as for his other half...  As a diehard Brexiteer I have to question at least one aspect of Neil Davidson's judgement, his better ( well sort of) half in action below - the bit where Nigel Farage duffs her up on ship building is especially good. But I still think the shares are very cheap! None the less I must now acceptr that the chair of our biggest single investment is sleeping with the enemy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Of course you know best Neil (another bad day for Woodford), UKOG to sub 1p and Adam Reynolds NOT fired

Published 655 days ago

I hope you enjoyed the two share tips earlier and thanks for the kind words from many of you abour our place in Greece. I start with a look at Strat Aero (AERO). I covered the dire maths earlier here but it is the sheer dishonesty of the placing that really annoys me. Then I look at more bad news for Nomates Woodford from Provident Financial (PFG) which cvould well up a zero. Then I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) as its shares slide again and Arian Silver (AGQ) which is worthless. Adam Reynolds was not - as gleeful in house BB loon Wildes suggests - fired by Optibiotix (OPTI) - I explain why I remain uber bullish there. Finally today's interims from Vianet (VNET) are misleading and even after a 10% fall today the stock is a slam dunk sell.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end November update

Published 656 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Notes from Underground: Putting your portfolio up in smoke, willingly

Published 657 days ago

This week, ShareProphets writers presented seven tips to buy for Christmas, including one from me. My original suggestion was vetoed by Tom as being 'not on AIM' and 'too weird.' But I'll share it with you now.

Optibiotix - proposes capital reorganisation to allow dividend payments; clear statement of intent: STRONG BUY

Published 661 days ago

OptiBiotix (OPTI) has announced that it will be seeking shareholder approval to undertake a share capital re-organisation to allow the company to make future dividend payments. This is an accountancy matter - you can't pay dividends if you have retained losses. It is a clear statement of intent.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: African Potash is now Block Commodities Limited... whatever

Published 662 days ago

It is hard to know what to say about the latest news from African Potash (AFPO) so I present its latest release to you in full below. Fan-bloody-blockchain-tastic. Elsewhere I comment on BCA Marketplace (BCA), Torotrak (TRK0, Optibiotix (OPTI) and Fishing Republic (FISH)

Britain’s most cynical share blogger explains why he has NOT bought 1% of Sosandar and why Paul Scott (and others) are wrong!

Published 665 days ago

I should start this piece by making clear that I am a fan of Paul Scott. I think his coverage of the small-cap space is excellent, data-driven and based on years of experience. But his investment in Sosandar (SOS) is a punt too far. I’ve been tempted to comment on Sosandar for a while now but Paul’s Bulletin Board moron-esque attempt at justification yesterday has tipped me over the edge.

Optibiotix - Slimbiome update really is very exciting

Published 681 days ago

There is no news of new distribution or partnership deals in this release but fear not they will come soon. Very soon. But none the less, the latest update from Optibiotix (OPTI) on progress at Slimbiome is very positive indeed and, yes, Tata, is mentioned.

Notes from Underground: the problem with programs

Published 685 days ago

I stiill read the occassional comment and email that wonders why the economics of advertising on a website doesn't work - advertising pays for ITV and the Evening Standard, both of which are paying real salaries to real staff.

Optibiotix – another major deal, this time for Slimbiome

Published 688 days ago

A big deal with a real name and a serious player which will lead to material profits for Optibiotix (OPTI). What more could we lucky shareholders want? These deals are racking up and will clearly leave the company reporting profits in 2019 and very big profits the year after. That is not discounted in the share price, currently 74p to buy.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end October update

Published 688 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

BONUS REPORT: Optibiotix - why the shares (now 73p offer) will head past 100p by Christmas

Published 691 days ago

Okay we have been bullish on this one since the shares were 8p – when we bought our shares –  but it has not raced ahead in recent months as much as we would have expected. The market simply has not appreciated the importance of recently announced deals and also the business model. Once it does, and that will come as other big deals are announced, the shares will move ahead very sharply indeed.

Lucy Wray: To celebrate our first 100 PLCs booked in 100 complimentary tickets to UK Investor (20 left)

Published 692 days ago

What makes the UK Investor Show easily the top one day conference for those who want to make money from shares? Two things.

Collagen Solutions – disappointing first half trading update, stance downgrade

Published 692 days ago

Collagen Solutions (COS) has updated on trading for its half year ended 30th September 2017, disappointingly including that “our first half revenues have been impacted by revenue recognition issues (£150,000) and anticipated orders which, for various reasons, have either not materialised or have been delayed by our customers' own internal issues (2016 equivalent £341,000)”

KEFI Minerals – further Tulu Kapi developments: BUY

Published 694 days ago

Updating earlier this month on KEFI Minerals (KEFI), we noted it is the Tulu Kapi gold project of imminent interest – and the company has this week made a “Large Exploration Program for Tulu Kapi District” announcement…

Optibiotix - Research Paper News. It's dry but the stance is Buy

Published 694 days ago

This is not going to get the shares soaring, but it is further affirmation of the technology that Optibiotix (OPTI) owns and which it is showing an increasing ability to monitise.

OptiBiotix – new supply agreement… and more to come

Published 696 days ago

A previous announcement from OptiBiotix (OPTI) we lambasted as non-news, but noted we expected a rally from the then 65p-66.5p on real news for which we will not be waiting long. The company is today “pleased to announce” a three year supply agreement with Spain-headquartered pharmaceutical group Galenicum “to commercialise products containing OptiBiotix's cholesterol and blood pressure reducing strain, LPLDL.

Notes from Underground: The Real Underground

Published 706 days ago

For those of you that lived through the 60s, I met a living embodiment of that era the other day: Barry Miles, co-founder of the International Times and friend to Paul, Yoko, and Floyd (Pink). He has fascinating stories.

Optibiotix - BUY on non news from Supply Side West

Published 713 days ago

This is non news and Optibiotix (OPTI) should fire whatever poltroons handle its PR for releasing it. Announcing guffe creates the impression that a company has nothing of substance to announce which is not the case.We, for instance, expect news of a massive Slimbiome Tata deal with hard numbers very soon.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (slightly late) end September update

Published 715 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Notes from Underground - Spare a thought for the poor global shorting conspiracy

Published 720 days ago

When we changed to reader-supported journalism three weeks ago, I stopped reporting the weekly page views because common sense says that page views would drop precipitously. Of course, since we no longer rely on advertising, the page views are no longer of importance. 

BREAKING: Optibiotix - David Evans overhang cleared - shares will soar on news

Published 726 days ago

The last of David Evans's shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have been placed out today at 60p according to a reliable source.

Optibiotix - bullish update, FDA Approval FFS! Evans overhang a pain but going - BUY

Published 731 days ago

Ahead of a presentation in London, Optibiotix (OPTI) issued what you might term a "cleansing statement" allowing boss Steve O'Hara to talk freely. And the news is all good. Let's start with Slimbiome.

Meet & Hear Optibiotix tomorrow evening (Tuesday) in London + free drinks

Published 733 days ago

I gather that there are still about a dozen seats going for tomorrow evening's presentation evening hosted by Turner Pope. Natch the main attraction is the free food and drink on ffer in Mayfair. But, more seriously, there are three companies presenting and taking questions.

Optibiotix: David Evans share sale - not an issue: BUY

Published 738 days ago

We have had a few emails about the share sale announced by former Optibiotix (OPTI) director David Evans. Panic not. The shares are back at 69.5p mid on the news: treat that as a buying opportunity.

Optibiotix - okay here is A Tata deal - there is another ( and more deals) game on! BUY

Published 744 days ago

Oh Ye of little faith!. There was big news on Tuesday for Optibiotix (OPTI). This was ONE of the big deals we were waiting for. There are more to follow but this should send critics of Optibiotix scuttling for cover as India's Tata is a giant. It has 660,000 employees and annual sales of $103.51 billion! Those who doubted us as we bought our first shares for two years HERE - at sub 55p a few weeks ago you can apologise. now. Go form an orderly queue. The shares are now 75p-77.5p and they are GOING MUCH HIGHER & SOON!

Notes from Underground: The Summer Wind, came blowing in, from across the sea

Published 748 days ago

The summer silly season is now over, and over 77,000 individual readers read ShareProphets during the past week. That's 77k readers who came to read real analysis and honest opinion. ShareProphets doesn't aggragate stories, we don't do clickbait, and we don't coddle our readers. You should be proud that you're one of them. 

Optibiotix - interims, no fireworks but all those placing rumours scotched & fireworks are soon: Strong Buy

Published 751 days ago

There were no great surprises in the results for the six months to May 31 from Optibiotix (OPTI). Maybe that is why, after a decent bounce, they are off a tad at 67p-70p. But those taking profits are making a mistake for there will be fireworks soon and that will see the shares soar.

A man loses half a million quid on shares now wants to bet his last £280,000 on 1 stock to double or treble

Published 754 days ago

I got an email this morning from a man who I shall not name, for obvious reasons. It is heart breaking material. So here is his email and my reply.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - Summer Bank Holiday update

Published 754 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Optiobiotix - another day, another jigsaw piece slotted in - a full review: BUY

Published 756 days ago

Another day sees another piece of good news from Optibiotix (OPTI) with the shares again ticking higher, to 72p, on the back of it. There is a lot more news in the pipeline, a lot more blue days to come in the next few weeks and months. So where are we now? Let's start by dispelling a myth or two.

Optibiotix extends Sacco deal - another piece in the jigsaw: KEEP BUYING!

Published 759 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that it has extended the Europe wide supply agreement announced with Sacco in March to cover the USA and Rest of the World. The new deal grants Sacco an exclusive licence to manufacture and supply OptiBiotix's cholesterol and blood pressure reducing LPLDL® strain in the US and ROW, in return for 50% of the profit, with a guaranteed cost of manufacture and minimum sales price per kilogramme to secure against discounting.

Falanx share price decline - not warranted: BUY and watch this space (soon)

Published 762 days ago

Shares in Falanx (FLX) have slipped and slipped most of the summer. The reality is - as we noted with Optibiotix (OPTI) the other day  - that sensible folks are sitting on beaches and this means that there is a bit of an absence of buyers. Well let us clarify there is certainly an absence of buyers for small cap stocks where there has been no news and Falanx fits that bill.

Notes from Underground: Telit to the hand

Published 762 days ago

I had an oniine conversation with an FT reporter about the Telit affair over how the FT would rather credit some Italian newspaper than your obd't one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares. They had to credit somebody given that the FT did not break the story themselves. How convenient for them. CityAM and other publications went with credititing nobody at all. The story broke itself!

Optibiotix - we buy more shares for first time in two years, price is just wrong

Published 765 days ago

Thanks for all the emails on Optibiotix (OPTI). We understand seeing the shares slide back to 53p odd is alarming. To one or two of you, there is no need for such language! To the rest of you here goes.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (slightly late) end July update

Published 777 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

LAST DAY to Book UK Investor Show tickets, save 33% and get a very special book worth £12.99

Published 784 days ago

The Global Group UK Investor Show is now recognised as the dominant one day event for folks who want to make money from shares. Now what is in store for 2018? Great things! But first... Book your seat NOW at a 33% discount and make sure you get a very special limited edition book worth £12.99 - this offer ends midnight Monday - TODAY.

Optibiotix - the ARM model starts to deliver: 1 country 1 product

Published 785 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that its German partner HLH has achieved product registration of capsules containing the Optibiotix product LPDL and started commercial sales to drug stores on July 24.

Optibiotix - another day, another deal, O Hara confirms the ARM model - BUY

Published 794 days ago

OptiBiotix (OPTI) has announced another sales deal. Like others it is small to start with but will build up and this grows more and more reminiscent of the early days of ARM. Check out the Steve O'Hara quote at the end of the release.

SweetBiotix® development: Results of human taste study: more good news from Optibiotix but no SMTM Moment

Published 800 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced the success of human taste studies in its SweetBiotix® product development programme. The programme has been designed to develop sweet natural healthy fibres, called SweetBiotix®, which are not digested in the human gut, and hence calorie free.

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

Published 801 days ago

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.

 

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end June update

Published 812 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Notes from Underground: On fire but not getting burnt

Published 818 days ago

The standout story of the week is Tom Winnifrith - the shares that are my 18 holdings: the non dirty dozen and a half which not only takes the top spot, it only went up yesterday and easily blew past every other story as it was Tweeted and passed around the bulletin boards. It can be crazy when a story catches fire like that.

Tom Winnifrith - the shares that are my 18 holdings: the non dirty dozen and a half

Published 819 days ago

Okay I do not own these shares personally. I case anyone is thinking of going for me in a libel case I own nothing but FIML, owned by my family trusts, has built from scratch a fairly sizeable portfolio of 18 stocks. For what it is worth here they are in descending order of current value.

Optibiotix - 3 year supply agreement a first part of being the new ARM: BUY

Published 825 days ago

On 25 April this year Optibiotix (OPTI) announced it had delivered a small sale of 100,000 units of its LPDL capsule to Germany's HLH BioPharma Vertriebs GmbH. That must have gone well as we are today told that Optibiotix has signed a three year deal that grants HLH a non-exclusive license to produce, package and commercialise products containing OptiBiotix's cholesterol reducing LPLDL® strain.

FINAL DAY to reserve half priced UK Investor Show tickets - BOOK NOW and get a very special book worth £12.99

Published 829 days ago

The Global Group UK Investor Show is now recognised as the dominant one day event for folks who want to make money from shares. Now what is in store for 2018? Great things! But first... Book your seat NOW at a 50% discount as that offer ends at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - Spring Bank Holiday update

Published 845 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

UK Investor Show 2017 ‘Dragon’s Den’ picks update

Published 851 days ago

The sold-out success that was the 1st April 2017 UK Investor Show again saw five 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a pitch and three Dragons each picked one stock for a £1,000 investment. How are they faring so far?...

Notes from Underground: Greece is the word

Published 853 days ago

So, considering that Tom Winnifrith is away with his wife and his in-laws, away from the Greek hovel, and spending time at some Greek luxury resort, the first non-Tom story is CloudTag – Some great news, Amit Ben-Haim is all yours now by Cynical Bear at number 9.

Optibiotix - launch of Slimbiome and LPLDL products. Read closely & buy

Published 857 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced what it terms the "successful" launch of its SlimBiome® and LPLDL® products at the Vitafoods Europe tradeshow in Geneva from the 9-11 of May 2017. The event provided the opportunity to connect with 16,500 industry decision makers from the supplements, nutraceutical, functional food and beverage industries. This is viewed as one of the world's leading trade fairs for the food and drinks industry. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Companies always say launches are successful. More jam tomorrow. So what. Etc. But no read on... We have underlined a few key words for you.

Notes from Underground: In the year 2117, if man is still alive...

Published 860 days ago

Well, the first non-Tom article is by me, at a lofty #4: Leavers are either nuts or hiding what they're really on about. There, I said it. To be honest, I still haven't received a satisfying answer in the comments.

Optibiotix - share slippage not a reason to sell, but to buy

Published 862 days ago

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) hit 60.5p mid at one point Wednesday but closed at 61p-63p. Having retipped this as a buy in the low seventies and at up to 80p we have received a number of emails saying "should we sell?" Some were citing savants on the LSE Bulletin Board who make dire predictions and others were asking what is wrong?

Notes from Underground: All's quiet on the ShareProphets front

Published 867 days ago

The first non-Tom Winnifrith (and non-house) article is #1, Sepura – The rollercoaster deal continues: could this be the first Brexit-related deal implosion? by Cynical Bear. We may have turned a corner, folks.

Lucy Wray: UK Investor 2017 the biggest & most exciting yet - Great reasons to book NOW for April 21 2018!

Published 869 days ago

UK Investor Show 2017 was three weeks ago and was our biggest event yet. The 15th anniversary party got rave reviews from attendees. But fear not the 16th show , UK Investor 2018 on April 21 will be even bigger and better and there are compelling reasons to book your seats NOW.

Bulletin Board Morons on Optibiotix and Tom Winnifrith share dumping

Published 871 days ago

Morning Tom, people on the BB speculating you have sold your OPTI holding, can you confirm please?Thank you. That was one of the emails that I received this morning. The short answer is "its bollocks" but perhaps this merits a longer answer.

Notes from Underground: All creature great and small, Tom poisons the lot

Published 874 days ago

In the past seven days, 43,154 unique readers read 70,771 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end April update

Published 875 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Optibiotix - 'news management', whatever - still a buy

Published 878 days ago

The A-Grade A'holes at Walbrook PR who charge Optibiotix (OPTI) thousands of quid a month for "news management" probably thought putting out two announcements on one day was part of a clever strategy. Whatever. If Optibiotix wants to save a few quid we have a suggestion....

Video: Dragon's Den #3, featuring Optibiotix, Metal Tiger, Saffron Energy, Collagen Solutions and Wishbone Gold at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 890 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, in the 'Dragon's Den' companies have a 60 second pitch to Gary Newman, Tom Winnifrith and Steve Moore for three £1,000 investments. This third round features Optibiotix (OPTI), Metal Tiger (MTR), Saffron Energy (SRON), Collagen Solutions (COS) and Wishbone Gold (WSBN).

Buy Orogen Gold as we back Adam Reynolds to weave magic again

Published 896 days ago

We tipped this stock at the end of March at a 0.01p offer. The target to sell is 0.016p (soon to be 4p post a share consolidation). The tip reads:

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (somewhat late) end March update

Published 897 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

OptiBiotix – good news: successful SkinBioTherapeutics demerger onto AIM

Published 898 days ago

OptiBiotix (OPTI) skin health-focused subsidiary, SkinBioTherapeutics, has successfully listed its shares on AIM. Good news as OptiBiotix still has a near 42% stake…

SkinBioTherapeutics – successful AIM admission for a UK Investor Show ‘Golden Share’

Published 899 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s ‘Golden Share’ (all proceeds to Woodlarks) from Saturday’s 2017 UK Investor Show has today listed on AIM – and it’s good news…

2017 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ - where has £15,000 been invested?

Published 901 days ago

The sold out success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show again saw five 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a pitch and three Dragons each picked one stock for a £1,000 investment. Following 2016's picks, what were 2017's?...

Optibiotix - Skinbiotherapeutics demerger: Mr Market does not fully realise what good news this is!

Published 913 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced - not before time we might note- that the demerger of its 52% unit Skinbiotherapeutics and its own AIM listing is underway. I should cocoa. Book building is cracking ahead on the Skinbiotix IPO. Optibiotix currently has an adjusted 52% of Skinbiotherapeutics.

Lucy Wray: UK Investor ticket update just 400 of 3000 left for April 1 - grab your free one NOW

Published 921 days ago

Time really is running out if you want to attend what is the country's biggest and most exciting one day event for those who are serious about making money from shares. UK Investor Show will be having a 15th birthday party on April 1 (no kidding) in Westminster, London. But as of today fewer than 400 of the 3,000 tickets are unallocated. So if you want to attend book one NOW!

Optibiotix - P&G deal not brown bread: Boss Steve O'Hara explains

Published 924 days ago

If Optibiotix (OPTI) said that 2 +2 =4 then some folks would start banging on about how that means it cant equal three. There is no pleasing them. Thus after the cracking deal with Sacco announced earlier this week all some folks wanted to talk about was P&G.

Optibiotix - you wanted a big name deal - here you go: Sacco. Rejoice! Buy!

Published 926 days ago

Oh ye of little faith! Ye who panicked that Optibiotix (OPTI) has not publicly announced that the big name party in the last deal was Tata. Fear not it will and there will be exciting news on that soon. Ye who thought there were no more deals. You were wrong and that is why we have been urging you to buy the shares at up to 80p again and again. The shares are now 71p-74p.

Optibiotix - product launch and dumbf**k email

Published 933 days ago

An early contender for the most idiotic email of the day has just arrived. It compared an RNS out this morning from Optibiotix (OPTI) about launching new products and pushing existing ones to the sort of RNS that the recently suspended fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) used to issue. It is hard to know what to say in the face of such stupidity. There is a clear difference.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end February update

Published 934 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Tom Winnifrith: More than 150 reasons to attend the 15th Birthday Party at UK Investor Show on April 1: Book NOW!

Published 941 days ago

April 1 really is the date for the UK Investor Show which is now the 15th time that Nigel Wray, aka Britain's Buffett, and I have been involved in staging such an event. So it is a birthday party as well. And with MBN, the incredibly well regarded events management firm owned by Nigel's daughter Lucy, now in charge this will be a knockout event. Indeed here are more than 150 reasons why anyone serious about making money from shares must be there!

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (slightly late) monthly update

Published 959 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is the first of the monthly updates on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Optibiotix: Slimbiome deal with Boots on the cards?

Published 965 days ago

Critics of Obtibiotix (OPTI) reckon that it is all jam tomorrow and it needs to announce big name deals which see real rollout of its products and commercialisation. Well how would a deal with Boots for its Slimbiome weight-loss drinks and snack bars do for starters?

Optibiotix - warrants extended thanks to Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater: BUY

Published 967 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) held an EGM of warrant holders earlier this week to vote on extending the date at which we must exercise out to 2022 from er...next week. There are really very few warrant holders left.

Nigel Wray & Tom Winnifrith: Join us on April 1 at UK Investor - our fifteen year party

Published 969 days ago

It is now fifteen years since Nigel Wray & Tom Winnifrith started doing one day investor shows together. The first was in a snow covered Westminster now they celebrate a decade and a half of working together with what will be the most spectacular event yet. It will be the biggest with 121 companies exhibiting on the day. There is the strongest ever speaker line up and a raft of free prize draws as well as a gift worth £18 for everyone attending. So with 50% of the 2,500 tickets already reserved hurry up and grab yours today!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I take my hat off to uber stock promoters Sound Energy

Published 973 days ago

In this podcast I look at when a stock comes into play on institutional radar, ref Optibiotix (OPTI) and also the lazy bastards at FinnCap who should be hung out to dry. I look at Sound Energy and praise its ramptastic management but the shares are still a sell. Then I look at the latest bollocks from ShareSoc calling for more regulation after the New World (NEW) forward selling scandal. What is not needed is new laws just the application of existing ones by the chocolate teapots round at the FCA.

Optibiotix, starting to rock and roll despite Zak Mir's endorsement - buy

Published 974 days ago

After languishing unloved for a while in the low sixties, shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are really steaming ahead and are now 78p to buy. We hope you bought in the low sixties as we repeatedly urged. If not it is not too late. The shares are a buy at up to 80p and I expect to be advising you to sell at WELL OVER 100p by Easter. So what has happened?

New sessions at UK Investor with Tom Winnifrith on Cloudtag and David Lenigas on Africa and UK Oil - new ticket offer

Published 976 days ago

We are delighted to announce that UK Investor Show will be running two new sessions covering two companies of massive investor interest. The show takes place on April 1 (no joke) in London and already boasts a top panel of keynote speakers including Britain's Buffett Nigel Wray, top fund manager Mark Slater, the Queen of Tech Vin Murria, the UK's top share blogger Paul Scott and the UK's oldest fund manager as well as top bears Lucian Miers, Matt Earl and from New York Gabriel Grego and the Sheriff of AIM, Tom Winnifrith.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Delivery Man says he's a keen reader - he's also a fan of Big Dave Lenigas

Published 981 days ago

And so the guy delivering a package for next door said "Hello Tom". He is a keen reader and owns shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), ScotGold (SGZ) and Xtract Resources (XTR). He must be a big fan of Big Dave Lenigas as well. It was a good chat. In this podcast I look at how quickly sentiment can change ref Nostra Terra (NTOG) and Optibiotix (OPTI). I cover Iofina (IOF) and Strat Aero (AERO) and reflect on how the curse of the Sheriff of AIM has fallen on Dolphin Capital (DCI). It took a while!

Optibiotix - 2 announcements, this is tidying up ahead of big news: buy

Published 985 days ago

There are some announcements that an AIM listed company has to make as they are material but in terms of excitement we are talking paint dry. So you just clear the decks and announce them and when all the news is out you - hopefully - have something to announce which will get folks interested. And so it is with Optibiotix (OPTI).

RESULTS: ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition

Published 991 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, this is the result...

Notes From Underground: Happy New Year

Published 993 days ago

As today is New Year's Day, there is nothing to do but reflect on our activities of the past year and anticipate the adventures of the next. Starting Tuesday, we'll be back full time, although we have a few surprises planned for Monday, Quixotically jousting the windmills of AIM but for today, Happy New Year to you and your familes. 

Optibiotix - warrant news a flat end to the year. We really do expect fireworks in Q1 2017

Published 999 days ago

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!

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 6 Buy Big Sofa Technologies says HotStockRockets

Published 1000 days ago

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.

Notes from Underground: It's beginning to feel a lot like higher page views

Published 1007 days ago

The week that follows Christmas Day is the slowest of the year on ShareProphets reader views - but we'll still be here. The two weeks before Christmas always seem to be some of the highest rated weeks. I don't know whether is some sort of reality avoidance action or ShareProphets readers are actual embodiments of Scrooge - a personal hero on Tom's as he has explained today HERE.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I shall keep this simple so that morons don't get even more confused

Published 1009 days ago

I start with a few explanations of how businesses work and how markets work for shareholders in Cloudtag (CTAG) and Optibiotix (OPTI), Then I mention two risers, Falanx (FLX) and Andalas (ADL) before moving on to Marechale (MAC), MySquar (MYSQ) and finally, in great detail, the 17 years of jam tomorrow bollocks that is Torotrak (TRK). Remember, as per podcast, - five share tips for a fiver - starts Monday at 7 AM, don't miss out sign up HERE

How many of Cairn's clients are frauds and how many will quit to avoid reputational damage? I list them all...

Published 1009 days ago

Nomad Cairn has not resigned as adviser to Cloudtag (CTAG) even though it has lied to investors on a serial basis and committed Securities fraud. Cairn's reputation is thus in tatters. It thus begs the question of how any of its other clients are frauds, how many are simply not investment grade material and how many of the few good clients will want to be associated with the disgraced Nomad for much longer as it will not help their share prices to be linked to this rotten, stinking adviser. The clients are listed below by AIM or ISDX category.

Optibiotix - big news and validation from India: Buy

Published 1009 days ago

On 29 November Optibiotix (OPTI) stated: "OptiBiotix reports that it has reached late stage commercial discussions with six commercial partners across its technology and product platforms.". The knockers said "jam tomorrow won't happen". This week the first of the six deals was announced and it is massive. More will follow as Adam Reynolds made clear yesterday exclusively HERE. The news is:

Tom Winnifrith Podcast Special: Adam Reynolds interviewed on Optibiotix & Premaitha

Published 1010 days ago

Earlier Adam and I chatted about Concepta (CPT). In this podcast we cover Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premaitha (NIPT).

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end November update

Published 1022 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance with the competition now into its final month (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Optibiotix a magnificent Trading Update: Buy

Published 1024 days ago

We Optibiotix (OPTI) shareholders have been feeling a bit under the cosh of late as the shares weakened on a lack of news. It was just ennui among those of an impatient disposition but still it was annoying. This week's trading statement should reassure the doubters.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Fund managers are not superhuman but dead cats can bounce

Published 1031 days ago

In today's bearcast recorded with my father as the audience, here in Shipston, I start with the Autumn Statement which gets 0/10 from  me. Then it is onto Sound Energy (SOU) and the issue of fund manager due diligence. Then Optibiotix (OPTI), FastJet (FJET), Mkango (MKA), African Potash (AFPO), Countrywide (CWD) and the global real estate asset class - yes a Manhattan penthouse and a terraced home in a grim Northern welfare safari slum are related!. Finally a few words about Paternoster Resources (PRS) and as a related issue New World Oil & Gas (NEW).

New World Oil & Gas booted off AIM but all is not lost. Oh no!

Published 1045 days ago

New World Oil & Gas (NEW) has today been booted off AIM for failing to fulfill its investment policy following the collapse of the Big Sofa RTO but all is not lost...far from it.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end October update

Published 1050 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Optibiotix - a series of updates but not the fireworks folks wanted, BUT!

Published 1057 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has served up an update which is good but not the sort of fireworks investors were hoping for. As a result the shares closed at 61.5p-63p on the day which is, to say the least, disappointing. They are now 63p-66p which is better but still both disappointing and far too low.

Could there ever be another ASOS in terms of share price gain? And if so what?

Published 1067 days ago

As I noted in bearcast yesterday I remember my old pal Mark Watson Mitchell tipping ASOS (ASC) at 7p. The shares hit a high of c£70 so that was a 1000 bagger for anyone who got their timing spot on and held. I doubt anyone did. But could there be another ASOS lurking out there on the London Stockmarket and if so what is it?

Hey Jim Mellon about those overdue accounts for Master Investor - has it gone tits up yet?

Published 1069 days ago

You know that I always like to keep close tabs on how my good pal Jim Mellon is doing with those businesses he asset stripped from Rivington Street, the firm I set up. History might have been different had RSH accepted large cash offers for them but Jim wanted them for himself. So lets go to what was t1ps.com the owner of a range of websites and the increasingly badly attended and irrelevant Master Investor Show. Its accounts for calendar 2014 were approved on April 24 2015. Its calendar 2015 accounts were due by September 30th but....

Optibiotix - another step forward to the Skinbiotix demerger: buy/average down

Published 1078 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced the appointment of Martin Hunt as Chairman and Director of its majority owned subsidiary SkinBiotix Limited. Why does this matter? Because this unit will be spun off with a separate AIM listing well before Christmas. This is one of the last box ticking to do before formal confirmation of the process.

Optibiotix: sole broker, warrants, de-merger, share price

Published 1083 days ago

We have been asked a few questions about Optibiotix (OPTI), none wildly important and so let's wrap them up into one article, in Q&A format.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end September update

Published 1085 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

A rather underwhelming RNS from Optibiotix - it is the demerger we want to hear about

Published 1103 days ago

The good news is that a 1.5 million share overhang in Optibiotix (OPTI) has now been cleared. So the shares should soar on good news. The bad news is that we have to wait a bit longer for that good news... Instead we get an RNS that was never going to set the share price on fire. Optibiotix has announced the results of a survey of customers of its GoFigure slimming shakes and bars. 30 lard buckets took part in the survey.

8 share tips, Adam Reynolds, a Golden Night at Saracens RFC - UK Investor Mag - download now!

Published 1103 days ago

The August 2016 edition of UK Investor Show Magazine is out now. Access your free copy below for 8 share tips, the 7 reasons Crooked Hillary Clinton MUST lose, a Golden Night at Saracens RFC, an exclusive Q&A with the Shellmeister Adam Reynolds of Concepta and Optibiotix fame and much more.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cloudtag shareholders please note that "gay" is not a term of abuse

Published 1107 days ago

I start with an update on the baby, the frigging cot and that smug bitch on the internet. Then it is onto Optibiotix (OPTI), Minoan (MIN), Nighthawk (HAWK), Strat Aero, (AERO), Botswana Diamonds (BOD), a grammar lesson for the City's top oil analyst and finally a new golden rule for shares: the inverse relationship between the number of homophobic lunatics on a shareholder list and the long term prospects of a company. I refer of course to, drowning in red flags, Cloudtag (CTAG)

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end August update

Published 1113 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

FINAL DAY TODAY (Sept1) of CHEAP BOOKING: Not an April Fool: Save 33% on a UK Investor show and Saracens cabaret ticket by ordering before Midnight

Published 1115 days ago

The UK's top one day investor show is now jointly owned by the family of the man known as Britain's Buffett, Nigel Wray and this is the LAST DAY to bag a ticket for the show and an all star cabaret at Saracens at a 33% discounted rate. Book TODAY for what promises to be two magical events. The 2017 conference is going to be a blockbuster!

Notes from Underground: Reader, I passed the test

Published 1119 days ago

In my bid to take encourage slack and take jobs that rightfully belong to hard-working Brits, I was forced to take a 'Life in the UK' test last Monday to measure my knowledge of the patron saints of the constituent countries, the voting system used in Wales, and which Roman emperor built a wall in a vain attempt to keep ancient Scots from glassing ancient northerners.

Optibiotix Interims: Very pleasing but not orgasmic

Published 1121 days ago

Results from the half calendar year from Optibiotix (OPTI) were very pleasing indeed but not orgasmic and that is why the shares are a tad weaker at 69p-72p. They are cheap but punters need to see more. They will not have to wait too long.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My father shouts out from Pedants corner

Published 1122 days ago

My father wants it known that my podcast joke about 14th century pews shows how ignorant his son is as pews only arrived in churches in the nineteenth century. Moving on...I look at how events at Taihua (TAIH) and African Potash (AFPO) show what a joke regulation on AIM has become. I comment on Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), Strat Aero (AERO), Avanti Capital (AVA) and its chairman Phil "InterX" Crawford and his other charge Lombard Risk (LRM). I look at Coral Products (CRU) where you need to dig beneath headline numbers and then I comment on Optibiotix (OPTI)

OptiBiotix - am I worried? Au contraire

Published 1124 days ago

I have received a number of emails and texts asking if I am worried that shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are 67-69p having fallen back of late. No I am not but to stem the flow of questions...

Optibiotix products on sale - small start but big potential: BUY

Published 1134 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that its GoFigure® meal replacement shakes and natural snack bars products are now available for sale in UK stores of the Whole Foods Market Inc, a large ($15 billion turnover in 2015) American supermarket chain exclusively featuring healthy foods. That sounds big but in fact it means being on the shelves in just eight stores although Optibiotix says there are " opportunities for further expansion".

Optibiotix - We did notice!!! Buy

Published 1142 days ago

Okay, okay we did notice! In response to several reader emails we had seen that Optibiotix (OPTI) had yesterday appointed Luis Gosalbez as Director of Business Development, effective immediately. we are sure that Luis is a charming chappie and his CV looks awesome but it is not even a board appointment so its no great fuss. However....

Notes from Underground: Cenkos, for the memories

Published 1147 days ago

The story of the week is at #2, Vindication for Tom Winnifrith: Cenkos to be fined up to £700,000 over Quindell fraud - not enough, as the work of several years worth of ShareProphets reporting come to fruition. Don't think for a moment that the FCA would have acted here without our unyielding coverage of Quindell.

Optibiotix - that is more like it: material revenues on the way very soon

Published 1150 days ago

Good news. This is the sort of thing investors have been wanting Optibiotix (OPTI) to announce and it is delivering. The company says that the trial launch of its Slimbiome® ingredients in a range of meal replacement shakes and natural snack bars went well. In independent tests the ingredients of bars and drinks including Slimbiome showed fatties cutting calorie intakes by 20% or more and suffering fewer cravings.

Optibiotix at 79p worth (at least) 106p - Hybridan

Published 1152 days ago

As house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI), Hybridan is paid to be a fan and on that basis you should really take its bullishness for granted. But a note published a few days ago, before today's cracking news, explains the bull case and since we own shed loads of these shares why not give this most excellent report a wider airing. If the target was 106p pre today's good news surely it would be higher now as analyst Derren Nathan ( not a total poltroon) could cut the risk weighting on one product?

OptiBiotix New patent filing, Good but SO WHAT?

Published 1162 days ago

This is more good news from Optibiotix (OPTI) but it is not the dramatic news that will see the shares soaring. The company says that it has announced that it has filed a new patent to protect the combination of OptiBiotix's Lactobacillus plantarum strain along with other ingredients identified by scientific key opinion leaders which, it states, act synergistically to reduce cardiovascular risk factors.

Frontier Resources - RTO placing and name changed announced

Published 1168 days ago

Another bust company becomes a healthcare player thanks to an Adam Reynolds RTO. Let us hope that Frontier Resources (FRI) becomes another Optibiotix (OPTI). The reversal is of a company called Concepta Diagnostics Ltd into Frontier and the PLC will change its name to Concepta.

Optibiotix: it Might be what the doctor ordered but not what the patient (investor) wanted

Published 1172 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) has this week served up news which should help make we shareholders richer in the medium term. But it is NOT the news punters wanted and the shares trade at 79p-80p.

Notes from Underground: Dy-No-Mite!

Published 1175 days ago

Week after week I complain that readers choose the soap opera story lines on ShareProphets over the hard journalism, or, at the very least, press play on Bearcast and zone out to the bliss of Tom's outrage. But this week, at the beguinning of the summer silly season, readers have chosen a real ShareProphets investigative story, Dynamite: Highlands Natural Resources: Tell us all about Mendell Energy Technologies LLC, as their number one read of the week. I'm proud of you.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end June update

Published 1176 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Has Slimfast dumped Optibiotix? NO! Company comment

Published 1179 days ago

Following Sunday's exclusive news here about an Optibiotix product to help us lose weight being trialled out on Amazon I am asked if that means that the deal with Slimfast, the multi billion dollar slimming drinks company is off? No. It is not. I emailed CEO Steve O'Hara who said:

Exclusive: Optibiotix - CEO O'Hara comments on SlimBiome

Published 1182 days ago

Certain folks have noticed that a product range called Slimbione has gone on sale and asked if it is anything to do with Optibiotix (OPTI). Here is what CEO Steve O'Hara told us exclusively:

Optibiotix back at 76p ( now 79-82p) - BUY: Company Chat

Published 1190 days ago

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have drifted on a lack of newsflow back to 76p to buy. Well they had when this article came out yesterday. After its appearance they jumped to 79-92p. That is the advantage paying subscribers get. If you can buy at up to 80p next week do so. We really do see 100p+ happening very soon. Why: we have just swapped emails with the company and what CEO Stephen O'Hara says in response to the question "all a bit quiet is all on track?" seems very positive indeed. O' Hara says:

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end May update

Published 1206 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Distil - US clearance received for RedLeg spiced rum which means...

Published 1212 days ago

I am not a great lover of rum but the US market is much bigger in both absolute and relative to population terms than the British one. It matters. Thus it is good news that Distil's (DIS) RedLeg spiced rum has been approved for sale in the USA by the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the TTB.

Optibiotix, new patent filed: so what?

Published 1218 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that it has filed a new patent to protect advances made in its skin division in identifying microbial proteins which have the potential to prevent Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAI) caused by antimicrobial resistant (AMR) superbugs such as MRSA. The company says HCAIs lead to higher morbidity and mortality, and cost the NHS an estimated £1 billion per year. This represents a global market opportunity of $82 billion.

Video: Jerry Randall of Venture Life at UK Investor Show

Published 1220 days ago

Venture Life (VLG) has a deal with Optibiotix (OPTI) so its management must be good chaps! Here is the head honcho in action at UK Investor Show. Enjoy.

Video: Dragons Den session 5 at UK Investor starring Optibiotix, Red Rock, Boohoo et al

Published 1227 days ago

At UK Investor Show on five occasions CEOs appeared on the main stage to pitch to the Dragons (myself, Gary Newman, Steve Moore and Brian Kinane). We invested £15,000 after all these sessions. Enjoy session 5.

Video Adam Reynolds with Tom Winnifrith at UK Investor Show

Published 1228 days ago

In this session Adam Reynolds and I discussed how to value shells and when to invest, issues of management, AIM investment companies and of course Optibiotix (OPTI), New World Oil & Gas (NEW), Frontier (FRI), and Premaitha (NIPT). Enjoy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 9 May - Iofina, No, no, no, Mr Market all wrong

Published 1230 days ago

I end with a summary of the wildlife diversity encountered today at the Greek hovel as I start pruning the olive trees. I start with Iofina (IOF) where the numbers are ghastly, this is a ramp built on sand. I also cover China Africa (CAF), Opera (OPRA), Bango (BGO) and Optibiotix (OPTI). But my mind is really on the manual labour that lies ahead here in the mountains of Greece

Video: Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix presents at UK Investor Show

Published 1230 days ago

We bought this stock and tipped it at 8p. The shares are now c80p and we still hold more than half our holding and won't be selling them for anything less than 100p. we are bullish and after this presentation by Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O'Hara I hope you can see why. Enjoy.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end April update

Published 1235 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Optibiotix - past results & future sales, the only question

Published 1239 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) will be presenting on both the main stage and in a breakout room at UK Investor today!. The mood in the camp is incredibly upbeat and we hope you grab a chance to chat to CEO O'Hara to see why.

FINAL CHANCE - Dont forget to hear the Real master investors on Saturday April 30 in London

Published 1245 days ago

This weekend is all about the London Marathon but in just SIX DAYS time a galaxy of legendary investors will be speaking at UK Investor Show. This is not a platform for share rampers based in dodgy offshore tax havens but a chance to hear men and woman who are simply the best. Make sure you have the date in your diary - Saturday April 30 and this is the LAST CHANCE to grab a complimentary ticket.

Notes from Underground: The Farce Awakens

Published 1245 days ago

Some readers may roll their eyes at Tom's Rebel Alliance vs the Empire meme that he has adopted the past few years. My adventure at yesterday's Master Investor show demonstrates that Tom isn't just bloviating. 

Galvan loves Optibiotix too

Published 1251 days ago

We own the shares so we are totally biased and a reader who owns the shares is also biased too but asked us to get our mitts on a recent report from Galvan on Optibiotix (OPTI) and publish it. So here you are.

Optibiotix - Hybridan increases its target price to 106p

Published 1255 days ago

Hybridan is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) and so although I agree with its conclusion this note is clearly biased and feel free to ignore it completely. As for Hybridan, like most brokers. its employees should be strung up with piano wire. But for what it is worth.

Optibiotix - more details on cholesterol study - so far amazing

Published 1260 days ago

A bloke in the City said that although results from Optibiotix's (OPTI) trials of its capsular supplement to reduce cholesterol looked great he was so fat that he was beyond redemption. Maybe. But for others results were startling. There is a caveat:

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end March update

Published 1262 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino).

Notes from Underground: Bear Takeover

Published 1273 days ago

This may be a first: two non-Tom stories have made the top 10. Lucian Miers continues his trek up the leaderboard with a fine spot at #3, I am Deadly Sirius - I have gone short. And squeaking in at number 10 is Vast Resources – an absolute shocker of a funding deal (unless you’re Crede!) by Cynical Bear. 

Optibiotix Not the news we hoped for that will be the late Easter present

Published 1276 days ago

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) slipped back to 66.5p - albeit in thin volumes - two days ago as it announced news which was really not very exciting at all. The news we want we now expect very shortly after Easter. The shares are now 70p. Hang on for what comes next!

Optibiotix - announces news but not what punters wanted, but that is imminent: BUY

Published 1280 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) shares trade at 69p-70p having slipped on news yesterday which was "the wrong sort of good news". Fear not. The right sort is imminent. The wrong good news was that it has set up a 52% owned JV with the University of Manchester called SkinBiotix. Optibiotix says that:

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end Feb update

Published 1296 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Buy Frontier Resources at up to 0.075p

Published 1298 days ago

This is very simple indeed. Remember Optibiotix (OPTI) which started life at 8p. It is now just over 70p and will regain the 100p level within weeks on the back of some pretty stunning newsflow. It might make sense to top up on Optibiotix while you can at these prices. But Frontier Resources (FRI) at 0.07p is Optibiotix at 8p before the fireworks. Let us explain.

Optibiotix at 71p worth 97.4p, new Hybridan note: The short & Fatty One

Published 1299 days ago

We own stacks of shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) so naturally we agree with Hybridan analyst Derren Nathan that the shares are cheap at 71p. Mr Nathan published a new note late  last week so you can make up your own mind. We expect big news soon and sure are not selling our shares.

Notes from Underground - Black gold, Gatwick tea

Published 1301 days ago

This has been a huge week for ShareProphets traffic. Of course, our registered readers have reached an all time high but I suspect that much of our traffic may be coming from offices in the Horse Hill region and from a Castle-cum-B&B up north pressing refresh on their computer over and over and over. 

Hybridan - private email to key clients on Optibiotix

Published 1306 days ago

Broker Hybridan has not (yet) published research on Optibiotix (OPTI) following last week's City presentation. But it has sent a private email to certain clients and, put it this way, we are not going to be selling on the basis of what follows. It strikes me that we may see some very big news soon. Hybridan director of Corporate Broking William Lynne states his key takeaways:

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - (slightly late) monthly update

Published 1316 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is the first of the monthly updates on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith's top 11 AIM stocks to buy

Published 1322 days ago

It is suggested that I am a miserabkle old bastard who only ever says sell so just to show that this is only partly true (I am a miserable old bastard, but I do say buy now and again) here is another list to complement my 11 AIM stocks to go bust from earlier (HERE). We own many of these stocks and I declare that. Heck we would want to buy quality would we not? We will only sell after notifying folks of a change of stance first. In no great order:

Optibiotix - PR own goal, £1 million placing but still a buy

Published 1323 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) yesterday announced that it had raised £1 million at 78p. It saw this as a triumph in that the investor is an EIS fund which approached it. So the shares will be held for three years and not flipped.

Notes from Underground - Counting down from nine lives

Published 1336 days ago

Notes from Underground rarely gives advice regarding money but today is a different story. The Notes from Underground cat is currently in Wanstead Animal Hospital in serious, but stable, condition after being flattened by a dresser, which fell upon on the moggy as it climbed up the front and pulled out a drawer, creating an imbalance.

Optibiotix - major news out, folks not twigging this is Slimfast! - buy ahead of next news

Published 1343 days ago

Optibiotix (OPTI) last week announced a potentially massive deal with Slimfast. But no-one seems to have noticed as the deal anounced is with KSF Acquisition Ltd. Investors appear to be saying KSF who? 

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Berkeley Energia, Glenwick, MX Oil, Obtala Resources, Optibiotix, Rare Earth Minerals

Published 1356 days ago

Featuring shares in Berkeley Energia (BKY), Glenwick (GWIK), MX Oil (MXO), Obtala Resources (OBT), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Rare Earth Minerals (REM) with share price targets for all six stocks.

Doc Holiday's share tip of the year Number 1 - buy New World Oil & Gas

Published 1364 days ago

After an annus horribilis for New World Oil (NEW) in 2015 which (to put it midly) has been engulfed by shady business, things now appear to be looking up for shareholders as Adam Reynolds '' front man supremo '' and corporate sanitiser Nick Lee join the board to help clean up and vend in a more attractive proposition.

REVIEWED: ShareProphets writers share tips of the year for 2015

Published 1367 days ago

On the long tack, it is congratulations to Tom Winnifrith with OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) soaring by more than 300%. Kudos also to Steve Moore (K3 Business Technology, KBT, +62% and Impellam Group, IPEL, +57%), Malcolm Stacey (Zytronic, ZYT, +43%), Chris Bailey (Coca-Cola HBC, CCH, +25%) and last of the double digit gainers Nigel Somerville (Core VCT, +11%). On the other hand, it is commiserations to…

Optibiotix - Hybridan ups target from 49p to 95.4p - feel free to ignore

Published 1376 days ago

We own these shares so feel free to ignore what we say. But for the avoidance of doubt our next top slice order is with our broker at more than 95.4p. In fact it is at more than 100p. Hybridan is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) so its research cannot be regarded as impartial either. It is paid by Optibiotix. But it has just published a note with a big upgrade so here you are.

Video: Adam Reynolds How To Invest in Shells presentation at Gold & Bears November 2015

Published 1377 days ago

And now it is the shellmeister Adam Reynolds, he of Optibiotix (OPTI), New World Oil & Gas (NEW) and Premaitha (NIPT) fame presenting at Gold & Bears. A full interview by the Sith Lord with Adam is out today and can be read HERE. Enjoy the video.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Castle Street Investments, Mobile Streams, Optibiotix, Pantheon Resources, Tern

Published 1377 days ago

Featuring shares in Castle Street Investments (CSI), Mobile Streams (MOB), Optibiotix (OPTI), Pantheon Resources (PANR) and Tern (TERN) with share price targets set for all five stocks.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 12 December - live from Athens Airport

Published 1379 days ago

I start with a hint to the oppo, that is InternetQ (INTQ), fire the lazy upper class fuckwits at FTI Consulting who you employ to do PR, they are useless as I explain in this podcast. It is then onto Condor Gold (CNR), Optibiotix (OPTI), Wildes and his trading strategy in LGO Energy (LGO) and elsewhere - the road to ruin. And finally where is Malcolm Stacey's Santa rally? It seems to be er..late.

Notes from Underground - Venus ascending, Zak is in the fifth house

Published 1392 days ago

In the past seven days, 52,112 unique readers read 88,906 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again.

React - bolt ons, good news: another Adam Reynolds stock to buy

Published 1397 days ago

Having, since August AIM admission, looked at “a number” of potential bolt-on acquisitions to broaden its product offering, REACT Group  (REAT) has announced “the expansion of its service offerings into Licensed Asbestos Removal and Occupational Hygiene Services”.

Zak Mir Bulletin Board Heroes: Independent Resources, Optibiotix, Oxus Gold, Stratex, Vast Resources

Published 1398 days ago

Featuring shares of Independent Resources (IRG), Optibiotix (OPTI), Oxus Gold (OXS), Stratex (STI), Vast Resources (VAST), together with some share price targets.

6 days to Gold & Bears – just 4 seats left – BOOK NOW

Published 1399 days ago

As of today there are four seats left unbooked for the 2015 Gold & Bears Show on November 28 in London. . So book a free seat now for a fireworks event with Jim Mellon, Gabriele Grego (Globo’s nemesis), John Hempton, Sam Antar, Evil Knievil, Lucian Miers, Amanda, Dominic Frisby, 50 CEOs etc., etc. To get a free ticket for one of the last seats

Does AIM make thieves of us all?

Published 1400 days ago

I’ve had an interesting discussion with our stalwart reader Wildrides on my recent 88 Energy piece (88E). Cut a long story short Wildrides has made a number of comments on pieces I’ve written pointing out the obvious flaws in the businesses I’ve covered. Wildrides and I swap the odd email, so I do know his real name. He is an experienced investor and someone whose opinion I respect, but our recent exchange has left me wondering; does AIM make thieves of us all?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 20 November - We need more coverage of David Lenigas

Published 1401 days ago

In today's podcast I deal with reader complaints that we have not given enough coverage to the various business interests of fat Aussie share ramper Jabba The Hutt. And so I cover Lenigas Cuba (CUBA), Big Jabba's preposterous claims about liquidity on ISDX and Solo Oil (SOLO) - placing ahoy! I also look at Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) -  more shite from poltroons from the land where most folk are descended from convicts - Flying Brands (FBDU), 88 Energy (88), Kea Petroleum (TOAST), JQW (FRAUD), Northern Petroleum (NOP), Optibiotix (OPTI) and African Potash (AFPO). I also deal with some wanker on twitter who thinks I am a sexist and wants to have a fight with me and ask more questions about market abuser Chris Oil AIM IPO car crash waiting to happen, Mkango Resources

Zak Mir Bulletin Board Heroes: Asiamet Resources, Audioboom, Orosur Mining, Optibiotix, UK Oil & Gas

Published 1401 days ago

Featuring shares in Asiamet Resources (ARS), Audioboom (BOOM), Orosur Mining (OMI), Optibiotix (OPTI), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), together with some share price targets.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 19 November - Leed Resources, Solo Oil and other crap on AIM

Published 1402 days ago

In this podcast I once again tantalise Lord David Bick - PR bully boy to Del Boy Lenigas - a new discussion is at the end. I start with Rare Earth Minerals (REM) - following up from here - then move onto Leed Resources (LDP), New World (NEW), Poundland (PLND), Optibiotix (OPTI), Bovis Homes (BVS), Johsnton Press (JPR) and fianlly to Solo Oil (SOLO), a company associated with Jabba the Hutt.

What next for New World Oil & Gas?

Published 1405 days ago

Tomorrow I am off to Jersey for New World Oil & Gas’ (NEW) Annual General Meeting. If all goes to plan, Adam Reynolds and Nick Lee will be elected to the board, while Peter Sztyk will be deservedly kicked off. Although this should prove to be the watershed moment in New World’s transformation, it will not necessarily trigger an immediate rally in the share price. The hard work begins, once the result is known. However, if Reynolds and Lee remain true to form then 2016 could be incredibly exciting year for this company.

Notes from Underground - A ticket, a tasket

Published 1406 days ago

ShareProphets should be sending David Lenigas (pictured left) a thank you basket of mini-muffins as stories regarding his companies have clearly dominated the top 10 this week. Yet he didn't didn't take every slot, the top non-Lenigas stories were covering our old pals Sefton and Quindell. 

Premaitha: stunning test results what we need are contracts, wont be long

Published 1407 days ago

Premaitha (NIPT) has announced some pretty stunning results from an independent test of its IONA test published in the Journal of Ultrasound, Obstetrics in Gynecology.   Dam, why did we not get ahead of the news and subscribe to that must read publication? It sounds gripping stuff.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes: Aminex, Audioboom, Concha, Optibiotix, Sovereign Mines of Africa

Published 1408 days ago

Featuring shares in Aminex (AEX), Audioboom (BOOM, Concha (CHA), Optibiotix (OPTI), Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA), together with some share price targets.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 12 November: Hero (Optibiotix) & a stack of zeros

Published 1409 days ago

In this podcast i start with two shares on the up: Optibiotix (OPTI) and Volex (VLX). One's a dog and it is not Optibiotix. There is a word on Finnaust (FAM) a caveat on yesterday's bearcast. Then onto Ascent Resources (AST) - that may surprise you - Oilex (OEX), Rolls Royce (RR), Ubisense (UBI), Communisis (CMS), Spire Health (SPI) and Atlas Developments (ADSS) where flip flop is talking more nonsense.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 6 November - bracing myself for lunch with Paul Scott

Published 1415 days ago

Listeners have pity on me. Lunch with the UK's top share blogger beckons. That means the regime which leaves Paul looking so trim and svelt - ie lots of alcohol - plus long lectures on margins in online retailing. If that does not turn a sober fellow like me into a drunken share blogger nothing will. Away from that I explain why I am not really a snob and then make a snobbish comment or two, then discuss CIC Gold (CICG), ECR Minerals (ECR), Falanx (FLX) and Optibiotix (OPTI) and the curse of the Sith Lord Zak Mir and Plethora (PLE) and its premature ejaculation drug. I dont understand what it is all about but invite readers to share their personal experiences so that we can get a grip on what's going on here.

Zak Mir's Great Request Show: DP Poland, Optibiotix, Scholium

Published 1416 days ago

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at sqmir@hotmail.com - Today I look at DP Poland (DPP), Optibiotix (OPTI), Scholium (SCHO) and offer some share price targets. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 4 November: Inspirit Confetti for the fire tomorrow?

Published 1417 days ago

On today's podcast I start with a couple of risers: Berkeley Energy (BKY) - where's my apology Brokerman Dan? And Optibiotix (OPTI) - you know I am not totally useless at long tips. Then onto the losers: Galasys (GLS), TyraTech (TYR), Northern Petroleum (NOP). Then it is Golden Saint Resources (GSR) where I also try to help out hapless compliance officer the Northern Slum refugee Richard "Gollum" Gill by explaining the rules about a financial promotion.  I missed out FastJet (FJET) - down on weak passenger data, can anyone remember anyone involved in its IPO who might be a red flag? Then I turn my attention to David Lenigas, the boiler room and Inspirit (INSP).

Hybridian broker note on Optibiotix

Published 1442 days ago

We own shed load of these shares and would certainly not be selling at the current 49.5p bid as we expect big news soon and so I offer no comment on this note from house broker Hybridian on Optibiotix (OPTI) out last week. So Just FYI

Optibiotix - funny old day, wait for the next news

Published 1444 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced the registration of five new microbial strains under the Budapest Treaty, increasing the number of registrations to eight, to protect the “recent advances” the company notes to have made.

Optiobiotix – Human Study Results – Buy - NEAR TERM target towards 60p

Published 1448 days ago

Optiobiotix (OPTI) last weekreleased the much awaited results of the human trials. Or rather it has not. Mr Market has not twigged this at all. The shares are a buy at 42p or below as we expect them to be heading towards 60p VERY quickly.

Buy Premaitha Health at a 20p offer, 
says Tom Winnifrith



Published 1463 days ago

This was not going to be my tip in the recently published book "The Magnificent 7" which you can download for free HERE. I was set to tip Optibiotix (OPTI) at c40p. Unfortunately for you (but fortunately for me since we own shares in the company) the share price has raced ahead to a 48p offer. I still think that they could head much higher and Zak Mir reckons that Optibiotix shares will be 60p by October. I think, that is what a chartist terms a long term view.



Optibiotix – a year of tremendous progress

Published 1465 days ago

I’m biased as RMPC owns stacks of these shares. So please take that caveat on board but here is a pretty comprehensive note on Optibiotix (OPTI) from Investor’s Champion which – I think – explains why you should be so excited about this stock.

New World Oil & Gas – enter Adam Reynolds, salvation awaits

Published 1469 days ago

New World Oil & Gas (NEW) has yet to comment but the New World Oil & Gas action Group (NWOG) announced that it had proposed that company rescuer Adam Reynolds and 2 pals join the board at the AGM later this month while 2 existing directors step down.

My Top 10 stocks to buy on AIM (to dodge IHT) – Tom Winnifrith

Published 1469 days ago

It is all very well to ridicule the Daily Telegraph’s top ten AIM shares to buy to dodge IHT as I did yesterday HERE but could you do any better asks a reader. Possibly not, I don’t really like the AIM Casino but I am always up for a challenge so here goes.

New World Oil & Gas; White Knight Adam Reynolds to the rescue!

Published 1471 days ago

This morning NWOGaction, the shareholder action group for New World Oil & Gas (NEW), announced its support for Adam Reynolds and his team’s bid for election to the board, at the forthcoming AGM. This is an exciting turn of events for New World’s long-suffering shareholders. It promises to set this stricken company on a much more positive path, led by the value creating force behind the recent flyaway successes of Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premaitha Health (NIPT). Reynolds and his experienced team of turnaround specialists have identified a project and new executive management for New World, in the booming Med Tech space. Now all shareholders have to do is vote in favour of this radical change in direction.

Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Argos Resources, Optibiotix, Zoo Digital

Published 1480 days ago

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at sqmir@hotmail.com - Today I look at shares of Argos Resources (ARG), Optibiotix (OPTI), Zoo Digital (ZOO) and offer some share price targets. 

Optiobiotix Interims – text upbeat: read it carefully and Buy ( target raised)

Published 1484 days ago

The numbers for the six months to May 31 from Optibiotix (OPTI), the AIM listed developer of compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes matter far less than the supporting text. If you can buy at 40.5p or below (the spread is now 39-40.5p) do so as we see a September whoosh for the shares.

Notes from Underground - Game over man, game over. (Maybe.)

Published 1490 days ago

In the past seven days, 44,995 unique readers read 78,273 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again.

Buy React at up to 2p - the dog Verdes is reborn

Published 1495 days ago

Verdes Management (VMP) has since its AIM admission in 2005 been a total dog. Different management teams have run different models and all have ended in failure. The last chump in charge was Dave Breith of Coms (COMS) infamy. But that is all changing. The shares YESTERDAY weere consolidated and relisted following a  RTO by React (REAT) - the company's new name as of today.  A refinancing was completed at 1.68p. The shares are a buy at up to 2p with a target to sell of 3.3p before the autumn is too well progressed.

Zak Mir's Bulletin Board Heroes - AMC Minerals, Falkland Oil & Gas, Gulf Keystone, Optibiotix, Rockhopper Exploration, Xtract Resources

Published 1497 days ago

Featuring shares in AMC Minerals (AMC), Falkland Oil & Gas (FOG), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Optibiotix (OPTI), Rockhopper Exploration (RKH), Xtract Resources (XTR) with share price targets for all

Optibiotix: Good News - the shares are a buy at up to 40p

Published 1515 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced completion of clinical studies on its capsular food supplement to reduce cholesterol with no compliance or safety concerns raised. This is good news.

Optiobiotix new deal - shares a buy

Published 1533 days ago

Last time we tipped these shares we made 200% plus. So far this time we are a shade down. But that presents a new buying opportunity created by general market weakness.  

Not Every share tip can be a winner like Optiobiotix - we are sure the next one is

Published 1548 days ago

AIM listed Optibiotix (OPTI) has been a massive winner for us as a share tip already on HotStockRockets - we banked a 200% + gain back in March the first time we tipped the shares and we tipped them at 39p a month ago. Right now they are up a smidgeon% but we expect a big move very shortly... Let us explain

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast -4th June: farewell Greece

Published 1570 days ago

My last bearcast from the Greek Hovel starts with the UK Oil & Gas and Horse Hill mob suspensions. Then onto Rosslyn Data and a warning for Charles Clark, but it is not about his career in porn. Then I look at the profits warning from Scicys and what it means for others and then a discussion about running open ended funds and the problems Dave Newton has at Heliium, this covers Coms, Verdes, Optibiotix and Gable.

Tom Winnifrith BearCast 2nd June

Published 1572 days ago

I have been toiling in the fields since before you lot got up and so need a break. With the internet mended at the Greek Hovel that means a bearcast covering the madness of filthylucre, Plus500, Tungsten, SeaEnergy, Northbridge Industrial, Golden Saint Resources, Optibiotix and Gable

Hybridan on Optibiotix - 22% upside

Published 1573 days ago

Hybridan is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) and so its views can be largely ignored.It is paid to be bullish. But by way of background here is its post results commentary which we happen to agree with. Busted clocks and all of that. 

Buy Optibiotix - shares will be 47p to sell within a month

Published 1573 days ago

We have tipped Optibiotix (OPTI) before and our readers have banked big gains on it. Now the time is right for re-entry and this Adam Reynolds biotech play is one of our two tips of the month - the other can be found HERE for just a fiver. As ever, no member of our team will sell until 24 hours after a sell note has gone out on HotStockRockets.

Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Camkids, China Chaintek, Optibiotix

Published 1580 days ago

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at sqmir@hotmail.com - Today I look at Camkids, China Chaintek, Optibiotix

Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Optibiotix, Plethora & Tungsten

Published 1588 days ago

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at sqmir@hotmail.com - I start this daily feature with a look at Optibiotix (OPTI) , Plethora (PLE) and Tungsten (TUNG).

Video of the healthcare and biotech masterclass at Uk Investor 2015

Published 1596 days ago

Amiong those presenting in the healthcare and biotech master class were John Dawson of Alliance Pharma, Steve Moore, Adam Reynolds of Premaitha and Optibiotix, Venn Life and Collagen. Enjoy

Optibiotix – are we buying or selling?

Published 1597 days ago

I am asked by a couple of readers whether RMPC is buying more Optibiotix (OPTI) or selling as the shares have fallen back to 31p from c40p. As we do not follow this as an official tip I just pen a couple of thoughts.

Why we are hanging onto Optibiotix as we enter unchartered territory

Published 1623 days ago

The largest holding that Real Man has in its portfolio is Optibiotix (OPTI). At 34.5p we are, quite amazingly, looking at a 300% profit (plus warrants) on our initial investment. The size of the holding is, I admit, a trifle frightening as are the gains. But although we have advised readers to bank gains we are not doing that ourselves. Are we mad? I think not.

Optibiotix - heavy hitter appointed and broker comment

Published 1673 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced the appointment of a Commercial Director – Jim Laird – who has worked in commercial and corporate roles for some of the world's leading food companies and should enable OptiBiotix to develop a wider range of product and partnering opportunities.

Broker Hybridan says Optiobiotix at 19.875p is worth 48.9p or 200p

Published 1677 days ago

Lets be upfront, RMPC owns this shares and since I often say that all brokers notes are worthless piffle I cannot make an exception here. However broker Hybridan has initiated its coverage of Optibiotix (OPTI) with a very bullish assessment indeed.

Insetco: delay, loan conversion and share price

Published 1683 days ago

Okay this has been a very bad tip so far. The shares are now just 0.09p in the middle. Should you buy more, hold or cut losses. We apologise for the delay but after taking it through with the management but also trading partners we have an answer.

OptiBiotix – we told you so! Nizo deal and Much More to come and soon

Published 1702 days ago

We told you on Wednesday that hot news was on the way. On Thursday OptiBiotix (OPTI) announced that it had agreed a 50/50 jv deal with Nizo – the Dutch company that tested its products in yoghurts and found them safe non taste altering. 

Optiobiotix – News Imminent, news that matters! Not one to sell!

Published 1705 days ago

Last week Optibiotix (OPTI) announced that it had appointed three men in white coats to its Scientific Advisory board. We are sure that Professor Patrice D Cani, Professor Jens Walter and Steven Morrison are all good chaps but it is not the sort of news that tends to get investors that excited.

Tom Winnifrith’s tenth and final share tip of the year 2015 – Buy Fox Marble at 18.25p

Published 1721 days ago

This is the closest I am going to get to tipping a mining stock in a hurry – Fox Marble (FOX) might own mines but it is essentially a building materials stock. This should be a boring and dull business. To date it as not been.

Tom Winnifrith’s ninth share tip of the year – sell Volex

Published 1721 days ago

To lose one director in December is unfortunate but to lose two looks like carelessness but that is what Volex (VLX) managed, parting company with its FD after just 18 months in the job and with a well-respected NED – with immediate effect - on New Year’s eve. The truth is that this is just not a very good company - my pal Paul Scott put it more succinctly the other day in an enthusiastic daily Stockopedia report. At 70.5p, capitalised at £64 million it is a slam dunk sell.

Tom Winnifrith’s share tips of the year 2015, No 8 – sell Jiasen International at 42.5p

Published 1721 days ago

Anyone owning a Chinese based AIM stock is certifiably bonkers.  That is especially the case if it is based in Fujian Province, a small part of the PRC which has specialised in listing frauds on AIM, the Frankfurt Exchange, the TSX and NASDAQ.  The Fujian four on AIM are: Camkids (CAMK), Naibu (NBU), China Chaintek (CTEK) and Jiasen International (JSI) and for all four my ultimate target price is 0p. But I feature Jiasen today at 42.5p as a sell of the year.

Tom Winnifrith’s seventh share tip of the year 2015 – Buy Stanley Gibbons

Published 1722 days ago

As I explained in my Christmas Day 10 macro themes for 2015 I generally cautious on UK equities – hence my decision to run with 5 buys and 5 sells in my NY selection (three more to come by Sunday night). As such my seventh tip is one you may deem cautious but I see 35% capital upside in it plus dividends and very limited downside. I refer to Stanley Gibbons (SGI), a buy at a 290p offer and at up to 300p with a target of 400p.

Why do writers opt NOT to own the shares they write about?

Published 1722 days ago

Mark Howitt has today penned an article slating writers who write about shares they do not own. He is a young man, naïve of the ways of the world and – with respect – an amateur talking out of his arse and here is why.

Tom Winnifrith’s sixth share tip of the year 2015, buy Premaitha at a 19.5p offer

Published 1724 days ago

One of the reasons that capitalism works while the alternative is doomed to fail is that failing companies can reinvent themselves.

Tom Winnifrith’s Share Tips for 2015, No 5 – Sell Quindell, target 0p

Published 1726 days ago

Some of you may regard this as boring. There is after all, ALMOST, nothing written below that I have not written before. But I promised my top 5 shorts as part of my 10 tips of the year and Quindell (QPP) is my top short. Quite simply these shares are worthless. And so selling at 42p or whatever you can get is a sure fire 100% win. This is a “niller” at so many levels. Where do we start?

Tom Winnifrith’s Tip of the Year No 4 – Buy Optibiotix

Published 1727 days ago

As I noted in my ten macro themes for 2015 article (HERE) the analysis that Steve Moore and I serve up is bottom up – that is to say company specific – not so much macro driven. But the odd macro think session establishes useful tramlines for the investment process. My firstsecond and third share tips for 2015 are already live and so onto Number 4.

Optibiotix is flying & there is more to come

Published 1758 days ago

Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are now trading at 22p -22.5p – it was only a few months ago that we tipped them at a 9p offer. There is news today but the fun is only just beginning. The announcement today is not exactly concrete but shows momentum. It reads:

Optiobiotix – Top Slice

Published 1763 days ago

I tipped Optibiotix (OPTI) at 10p just three weeks ago and the shares are now 21p. Normally I’d say sell the lot and thanks for a 110% gain but on this occasion…

Optiobiotix – a share tip that is flying (gain to date 120%) – more to come

Published 1764 days ago

We tipped shares in Optiobiotix (LSE:OPTI) just a few months ago at a 9p offer. Knock me down with a feather they closed Friday at 20.75p-21.25p. But the fun is not over yet. We urged you strongly a week ago to buy at up to our limit buy price of 15p as the last chance to get in cheap. We hope that advice was taken even if you ignored the original tip.

Optibiotix – Nizo Update: Upgrade, last chance to buy (we are 50% ahead already)

Published 1771 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced positive results of trials of its anti-obesity compounds in fruit yoghurts in tests carried out by its Dutch partner Nizo.  The trials showed clearly that adding the compounds did not impact on taste, texture, etc.

Snap up that Biotech! (Part 1/3) – Buy Optibiotix to double

Published 1784 days ago

Today I start a collection of three biotech companies that I think have brilliant upside potential. Biotech firms can fly on bullish news on their products and these are three firms that I am banking on to do that. These could be genuine multibaggers if they meet expectations or grind lower if they do not.

Optibiotix – Video of Presentation at ShareProphets Seminar

Published 1799 days ago

Heck, I am biased, we own these shares, but I thought that the presentation by Steve O'Hara and Adam Reynolds of Optiobiotix (OPTI) at the second ShareProphets seminar was pretty compelling. I certainly view the shares as cheap on the basis of what I heard. To ensure that you get priority booking for future seminars (the next one is on 27 October )  and features myself, Amanda van Dyke of Bluebird Merchant Ventures, Rob Proctor of Audioboo and Cathal Friel of Fastnet Oil & Gas register HERE.

Weekly Financial Video #53 – It’s Quindell that is getting desperate & nervous not Tom Winnifrith

Published 1811 days ago

It is always the way with fraud. As you try to cover up one little black hole you trip over yourself and another emerges and that forces another lie and in the end it all gets too much. 

Report Back on ShareProphets Seminar: Premaitha, Fox Marble, AAA and myself on Quindell

Published 1816 days ago

Contrary to suggestions made here and elsewhere by some of my greatest admirers, the first ShareProphets seminar was packed out with just over 50 folks gathering in Clerkenwell on Monday and – I think – having a good time. The next seminar is on Monday October 13 and you can ensure you get priority booking by registering HERE.

Register NOW to get priority booking on the Tom Winnifrith seminars

Published 1819 days ago

The first ShareProphets Monday seminar is tomorrow. It booked out ten days ago. Fifty folks will from 6 PM on the 29th be enjoying free pizza and wine in Clerkenwell and listening to presentations by Premaitha, Fox Marble and Anglo African Agriculture and to one by me on 10 ways that AIM companies mislead investors by inflating profits. I shall illustrate my talk with real examples. The next talk is on 19th October and they continue every two weeks thereafter.

Free pizza and drinks, Tom Winnifrith on AIM accounting fiddles and 3 CEO presewntations 29th September SOLD OUT - ensure you get priority booking for 13 October

Published 1826 days ago

If you want to hear me discuss ten ways that AIM companies overstate profits with real examples ( including Quenron) I will be doing a presentation on this on 29th September in Clerkenwell London – that is on a Monday evening starting at 6 PM.There will also be presentations by the CEOs of: K3 Business Technology – a stock that I have tipped and HAS delivered, Premaitha – a stock I own and am VERY excited about and Anglo African Agriculture – I know nothing but CEO Andrew Monk is a very sharp cookie. And there will be free pizza and drinks until 9 PM that evening.

Optibiotix – Nizo deal: valuation crackers, buy

Published 1827 days ago

OptiBiotix Health (OPTI), the former Ducat Ventures,  has announced it is contracting Netherlands-based Nizo Food Research BV to undertake pre-clinical claims support for three cholesterol-lowering ‘Lactobacillus’ strains that OptiBiotix has developed.

Playing the Fat Game on the Stockmarket

Published 1836 days ago

I am feeling rather virtuous today. Just a Greek salad and a coke to eat and I have already done one hour’s manual labour in the fields. I am just off for another stint now. I am pretty sure that my Body Mass Index is back in the “normal” range and as someone with diabetes – thanks to eating and drinking too much – that is good news. I’m heading the right way. But the rest of the world is not.

Autumn Free Seminars with Pizza Season – Register now as 15 speakers now confirmed

Published 1850 days ago

The ShareProphets free evening seminars with pizza season kicks off on September 29th and will run every other Monday until December 8th. We now have more than a dozen PLC speakers confirmed for the Autumn season and we will take first bookings for the September event next week for those who have registered HERE. Among the blogger talks already agreed are Tom Winnifrith on “Why Quindell is worth 1p or less” – to make sure you get to pre-book for that register HERE.

Share tip: Buy Ducat Ventures at 0.05p

Published 1877 days ago

A member of the HotStockRockets team owns shares in Ducat Ventures (DUC) and will not sell until we have advised you to sell. But for the avoidance of doubt when the shares hit 0.09p to sell do not wait for our call, just bank the gain.

Ducat Ventures – Okay, We are In

Published 1891 days ago

This is not a share tip as we would like to be free to buy and sell this stock as and when we want but I can disclose that RMPC has pumped a five figure sum into Ducat Ventures (DUC) shares in which resumed trading today as it announced what looks an interesting RTO.

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