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FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition TEN with Tom Winnifrith and Bear Raider Lucian Miers - who is swimming with no trunks?,

Published 13 hours ago

Just one guest in this week's show, which is sponsored by Yorkville, the bear raider Lucian Miers who has been doing due diligence at the coal face on the cannabis market. We discuss pot stocks and GW Pharma (GWP) in particular, the We Work flop and its macro significance, Versarien (VRS), Sirius (SXX), Tesla (TSLA), Purplebricks (PURP) and Greggs (GRG).If you like this and can't wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.

Versarien – nearly time to deliver

Published 5 days ago

Earlier this month Haydale Graphene (HAYD) released an announcement with the headline: Haydale Awarded Funding to Develop Airbus Approved Space Technology, in which a contract awarded by the European Space Agency was proudly proclaimed. The size of both the funding and the contract were not disclosed as is usually the case with these trifling disclosures and the Haydale share price (sub 2p) scarcely moved, leaving its market cap little changed at around £5 million. It struck me, however, that had Versarien (VRS) - market cap £167 million - made an identical RNS the market cap would probably have risen, at least temporarily, by several times that of Haydale’s total worth, such is the fervour that the company still inspires amongst its loyal retail following. But the point at which Versarien must start to deliver is approaching...

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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - interims from Telit make no sense at all

Published 12 days ago

I start by discussing visiting my local chemist and a few more thoughts on the canabbis bubble referring the hound Highland Natural Resources (HNR) which is transitioning and now wishes to be known as the bitch ZOE. I comment on Versarien (VRS) and the shocking Iconic (ICON) RNS. Then I go to town on Telit (TCM) and its interims where the numbers simply make no sense at all.

Versarien – a few easy questions about its US “operation”

Published 12 days ago

The AIM casino ramp de jour Versarien (VRS) has made great claims about its US operations but if you start digging it all looks rather less transparent so here are a few easy questions for the twitter obessessed CEO Neill Ricketts.

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.

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)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: which is the best way to lose your cash, buying Nostra Terra shares or with ProphetFX?

Published 30 days ago

I start with a discussion of how young and inexperienced most sell side analysts are and why that bodes so badly for the horrors that will emerge in the coming bear market. I move onto Versarien (VRS) a pointless deal and accounts that contradict themselves, I look at Burford (BUR) and the sex tapes allegations as well as my own on Napo and then finally at forex service ProphetFX which is drowning in red flags as is AIM Casino rubbish Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG)

Versarien: Letter to Nomad Canaccord and AIM Regulation re share dealing by boss Neill Ricketts

Published 42 days ago

Yesterday AIM uber-ramp Versarien (VRS) was forced to issue a statement about a tweet posted by its boss Neill Ricketts the day before as a result of Thursday's bearcast and an email I'd sent to regulators that day. But the response itself is nonsensical and raises the very real question of whether Ricketts sold shares in April while sitting on inside price sensitive information. I have thus sent another email to regulators at AIM Regulation (the Oxymorons) and to Bobbie Hilliam of Quindell infamy who acts as Nomad to Versarien at Canaccord.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lucian Miers is a spiv but is Neill Ricketts now a self-confessed insider dealer?

Published 43 days ago

Yesterday I raised issues for Versarien (VRS) HERE which forced a statement today. But that statement itself now begs the question of whether Neill Ricketts is an insider dealer. Another email to the shamed Nomad Bobbie Hilliam (of Quindell infamy) at Canaccord and to AIM Regulation is on the way. I also look at Burford (BUR), Kier (KIE) and Verseon (VERS).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a Neill Ricketts tweet which is pure Rob Terry and must surely be actioned by Nomad Canaccord

Published 44 days ago

The tweet below from Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Ricketts is surely against AIM Rules. I am referring it to nomad Canaccord and AIM Regulation and discuss in a podcast which also covers swimming pool ways, folks who insult me to ask a favour, Burford (BUR) its rebuttal (very strong) but its red flag antics elsewhere and the limp dick behaviour of the deadwood press, notably The Times. I also look at Cabot Energy (CAB) which is surely AIM Casino toast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Burford became uninvestable with a deranged RNS at 7 AM, Neill Ricketts is bonkers & Neil Woodford is finished

Published 45 days ago

Once again this website stands 100% vindicated in l'affaire Burford (BUR) where our coverage for months has been ahead of the game. Natch the deadwood press will ignore all of that as well as our brave call of yesterday. I look at Burford, its insane reaction, which was a red flag in itself, and then the equally insane reaction of Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) and where this all leaves disgraced Neil Woodford...

FREE Podcast: ShareProphets Radio Edition THREE with Tom Winnifrith (AIM mega joke valuation Versarien special)

Published 45 days ago

In this third edition of the ShareProphets Radio podcast sponsored by Riverfort Global Capital, this week, in order I discuss the political threats to the UK stockmarket, interview the UK's best known chartist Zak Mir and then discuss all things Versarien (VRS), the most overpromoted stock on AIM,  with bear raider Lucian Miers. Enjoy. If you like this and can't wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.

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)...

Notes from Underground - Are we in a Commodity Super Cycle?

Published 48 days ago

This week is another chart, from Visual Capitalist, on commodity trends, for what it is worth. Are we in a new Supercycle?

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

July performance update: start of 2019 shorted AIM shares

Published 50 days ago

Early this year we showed the Shorted AIM shares at the start of 2019. How's the performance at the end of July? (those in bold remain from 2018)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - could Aston Martin go bust?

Published 52 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at Brave Bison (BBSN), Kier (KIE), Intu (INTU), Dignity (DTY) and Aston Martin Lagonda (AML). If you are interested in Versarien (VRS), as a bull or a bear, you MUST listen to today's ShareProphets radio HERE

Hammerson – head still stuck in the declining NAV sand

Published 54 days ago

I noted back in February that property group Hammerson (HMSO) had ludicrously turned down a Hail Mary bid approach - at approximately a 70% share price premium to the then share price - and was consequently (correctly) being hassled by activist investors. Roll forward five months and all of this counts for double with the shares driven lower by further property sector pessimism…

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: the fraud, the overpromote & the pointless company

Published 57 days ago

In today's podcast I look at Dev Clever (DEV), Tesla (TSLA), Mothercare (MTC), Versarien (VRS) and Block Energy (BLOE). Enjoy.

Versarien – market abuse? Insider dealing? Or just shameless ramping?

Published 57 days ago

On Wednesday Versarien (VRS) held a 'Transport Infrastructure Technology Preview Event' for 12 'randomly' chosen investors.  The whole episode stinks and the hapless Nomad, Bobbie Hilliam of Quindell infamy, now at Canaccord, should be forced to issue a statement

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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Versarien is not the new Quindell, it is not a fraud but it will end in tears

Published 63 days ago

I start with a look at how well meaning Government intervention in the free market can often have dire economic consequences. then in light of 24 hours of abuse from Neill Rickets and his cultist followers I look at some of the Versarien (VRS) Red flags. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Monkey wrong on Hammerson & property but not a cowardly cat like Neill Ricketts of Versarien

Published 64 days ago

In today's bearcast I discuss Hammerson (HMSO) and its 9.5% yield and the outlook for its sector, semi naked women on a cornish beach,  Versarien (VRS), Feedback (FDBK) and MotifBio (MTFB). 

Telit, FinnCap, the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation – the endemic problems of the Casino

Published 64 days ago

Telit Communications (TCM) is a case study on why the AIM Casino is such a casino. Not only does it claim to be running at a cash profit while c$20 million of cash disappears in the first half of the year. But rules are broken and the folks meant to stop that, Nomads such as FinnCrap, do nothing to prevent it happening. And the regulators then do nothing about it. So other folks feel free to offend.

It could have been written for the deranged Versarien shareholders trolling me: Dom Frisby's new song - Keyboard warrior

Published 65 days ago

My friend Dominic has a new song out today and it could have been written specifically for deranged Versarien (VRS) owning imbeciles trolling me. It's "keyboard warrior". Enjoy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: After serving up utterly shite results at Versarien, Neill Ricketts will buy you a pint today at 1PM at Bangers

Published 66 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at Versarien (VRS), Telit (TCM) and Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) . Three dogs.

Anglo African Oil & Gas Disgraced boss David Sefton P45 watch – Day 7, FCA Now Contacted

Published 76 days ago

On July 1 we revealed that having raised cash in a placing he said was not needed just a few days prior at 10p a few months ago, David Sefton was trying to raise £9 million more at c5p for AIM promote Anglo African Oil & Gas, HERE. By Wednesday we exposed the undeclared related party company screwing nature of that fund raise HERE. On Thursday we flagged up that the placing part of the fund raise was in trouble HERE. Now on day seven of the David Sefton P45 watch I have written to Mark Steward at the FCA demanding he act. The letter follows....

Notes from Underground - Nothing to worry about Nothing to worry about.

Published 76 days ago

I'm writing this column from beautiful British Columbia, on Canada's West Coast. You have, of course, heard about the earthquakes in California. You probably didn't hear about the earthquakes, which happened around the same time, in northern British Columbia. That puts yours truly right between the two.

Anglo African Oil & Gas Disgraced boss David Sefton P45 watch - Day 6

Published 77 days ago

On July 1 we revealed that having raised cash in a placing he said was not needed just a few days prior at 10p a few months ago, David Sefton was trying to raise £9 million more at c5p for AIM promote Anglo African Oil & Gas, HERE. By Wednesday we exposed the undeclared related party company screwing nature of that fund raise HERE. On Thursday we flagged up that the placing part of the fund raise was in trouble HERE. Now on day six of this scandal it is worth asking why David Sefton has not yet been fired?

Anglo African Oil & Gas shares tumbling - urgent statement needed on two matters

Published 79 days ago

Having announced a £2.7 million placing at 5.2p and a shockingly bad undeclared related party death spiral to bring in another £5.5 million yesterday shares in Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) are tumbling are are now just 4.4p to sell. An urgent statement on two matters is needed. Firstly:

Lucian Miers' thoughts on Versarien: the only question is WHEN do the shares collapse?

Published 79 days ago

I see that Versarien (VRS) has finally got rid of Patrick Abbott so that he can devote more time to defending the charges of securities fraud for which he has been indicted. I wrote back in March that his employment demonstrated a huge lack of judgement by CEO Neill Ricketts – as did the failure to disclose the matter at the time. That he should be fired so soon (eight days) after publicly standing by him a second time after further charges were revealed compounds the sense of management incompetence...

EXPOSE: Anglo African Oil & Gas placing - the worst form of death spiral financing in all but name, undeclared related party deal - this stinks

Published 80 days ago

News this morning, as I predicted on this site on Monday HERE of an £8.25 million raising by Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) looks to be a disaster for existing shareholders once again under David Sefton's watch. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the origin of the word bugger, Versarien & AAOG £9m fund raise ahoy!

Published 82 days ago

In today's bearcast I discuss how and why the word bugger come from Bulgaria, at least according to my hero Paddy Leigh Fermor. I look at Versarien (VRS) and why it will end in tears, report that Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) is trying to raise £9 million at 5p and or via a death spiral, look at Hurricane (HUR), Prospex (PXOG), Grand Vision Media Holdings (GVMH) - as per my prescient piece HERE - Condor (CNR)  and uber dog Premier African Minerals (PREM)

Neill Ricketts of Versarien takes to twitter to bullshit about spoof US order - cripes his followers are thick

Published 82 days ago

As I explained on Saturday, there is no reason why Neill Ricketts cannot say the value of his spoof US order. The only reason he will not is that it is tiny.  None the less Ricketts took to his usual medium, twitter, to find a new reason not to admit how small his dick, sorry I meant order, is. And look at how dumb his followers are with their replies!

Patrick Abbott (ex Versarien) in unhinged twitter meltdown against Tom Winnifrith - what sort of company would employ this nutter?

Published 82 days ago

Patrick Abbott clearly does not like the fact that I reveealed and published the fraud charges against him that could see him to a 20 year stretch and which AIM uber-ramp Versarien (VRS)  finally responded to by, eventually bowing to my pressure, and parting company with him last week. Last night he went into a twitter meltdown as you can see below. I ask you what sort of company employs a nutter like this in the first place?

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)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a major row with the Mrs (can you decide?), Sosandar and..but Neill Ricketts is an honorable man

Published 82 days ago

Listeners can you decide who is right on this massive issuew: the Mrs or myself?  Then it is onto Sosandar (SOS) where cowardly Nigel Somerville today fails to answer my question and where I discuss what would make me buy. Finally onto Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS) after yesterday's bombshell. But Neill is an honourable man, right?

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.

BOMBSHELL: Versarien is its US oil graphene order a total spoof? A hard look at the maths – what it won’t tell you

Published 84 days ago

Yesterday, shares in Versarien (VRS) raced ahead by 10% as it announced an order with an (un-named, natch) US oil and has explorer for 12 kg of its high purity graphene nano platelets (GNP-HP) integrated into a polymer masterbatch by Neill Rickett’s great British Company. But the RNS did not spell out the value. And doing his, almost, weekly ramp on Justin the Clown’s promotional limp dick podcast he again refused to say. So here is some hard maths: I suggest this order may be a spoof.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Brokerman Dan joins me to discuss UK Oil & Gas and the Weald Basin disaster

Published 85 days ago

In the first half of this podcast as I look at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Angus Energy (ANGS), Brockham, Horse Hill and the Weald Basin ramp I am joined by comrade Brokerman Dan. Then, alone, I look at Woodford Patient Captal Trust (WPCT) including the key missing info in today's bullshit RNS, Costain (COST), Versarien (VRS) and Mirriad (MIRI).

The Sheriff of AIM gets yet another scalp – Patrick Abbott & Versarien: GOTCHA!

Published 86 days ago

The demented Bulletin Board and twitter followers of Versarien (VRS) boss Neill Rickets claimed the court documents I published HERE covering two fraud charges were false. Or that I had the wrong Patrick Abbott. Or that I was just making it all up to please my masters in the global shorting conspiracy.As ever the morons were wrong. Versarien has finally bowed to our pressure and let Abbott, who was only appointed a few months ago, go as head of its US operations.

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)

Notes from Underground - Sell me this pen

Published 90 days ago

I took this picture on the plaza at Kings Cross Station in London last night. What is an immersive experience of 'The Wolf Of Wall Street?' Hell if I know. Maybe you get to crawl across the floor on a 10 year old qualude or get arrested by the actors wearing FBI jackets to the music of Simon and Garfunkel.

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest – Versarien edition

Published 90 days ago

It seems as if Versarien (VRS) owning morons take particularly badly to exposes on how senior execs may be fraudsters and are certainly liars and respond with abuse for the messengers. And thus in honour of these prize poltroons Bulletin Board Moron of the Week is back. Simply post the most moronic comment found on twitter or the LSE, ADVFN or iii asylums in the comments section below. It does not have to be about Versarien but moronic deadwood press Neil Woodford articles by Ali Hussein or Jeff Presstrip are not eligible. The deadline for entries is midnight Saturday and the winner will receive a mythical photo of Julie Meyer filling in a tax return.

Liar, and alleged fraudster, Patrick Abbott of Versarien - exposed with two new court documents

Published 94 days ago

Last week I revealed that the man who was to take Versarien (VRS) forward in the USA, Patrick Abbott faced two new charges of fraud which could see him going to jail for 20 years and that his lawyer had quit. Abbott, a man whose skills will be "invaluable" to Versarien according to boss Neil Ricketts, responded on twitter saying this was fake news from TW. Oh dear. The indictments are below, Patrick you are a liar.

A Letter to Bobbie Hilliam at Versarien’s Nomad Canaccord

Published 96 days ago

In light of Saturday’s bombshell revelation HERE I have written to the Nomad of Versarien (VRS) suggesting a statement is needed pronto. The letter is below.

Notes from Underground - To the mainstream media, Neil Woodford just fell into their laps

Published 97 days ago

You, dear reader, know that the Neil Woodford story has largely been driven by ShareProphets (in particular, Nigel Somerville, Cynical Bear, and Tom Winnifrith) over the past two years so I hope that you are shocked by the lack of recognition we get from the Mainstream Press now that they have discovered the story.

BREAKING: Versarien Patrick Abbott update – oh dear he now faces up to 20 years in jail, lawyer quits

Published 98 days ago

Oh dear, oh Dear. You may remember how on March 21, Versarien (VRS) announced with great fanfate that it had appointed Patrick Abbott to spearhead its US expansion. Lucian Miers then pointed out that Mr Abbott faced a few legal problems. And so on April 4 Versarien stated:

Caption Contest: Neill Ricketts of Versarien seeks guidance from a strong and stable proven winner edition

Published 121 days ago

 Versarien (VRS) shares have now fallen to just 98p with the stink around share sales at 136p by boss Neill Ricketts amid the whiffy China deal announcement now getting stronger and stronger. In light of that there is only one person to guide Neill forward. I invite you to supply a suitable caption for the photo below in the comments section by midnight tonight. The winner will, as ever, get a photo of Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer filling out her tax return.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: As Neill Rickets steals Adam Reynolds' keyboard I agree with Neil Woodford

Published 134 days ago

In today's bearcast I cover Diageo (DGE), Versarien (VRS), Mayan (MYN), Vela (VELA), Dev Clever (DEV) and i3 Energy (i3E). No doubt Mr Ricketts wants to be a hero and ahead of my next training walk tomorrow I beg you to be one too and get us past £20,000 raised by donating HERE

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: Praising crazy cat lady Tara Cranswick & friendly advice for my hero Neil Ricketts of Versarien

Published 141 days ago

In today's podcast I take a brief look at the local elections then cover Conman Windham's Valiant disaster, V22, run by the wonderful Tara Cranswick, Intu (INTU), Management Resource Solutions (MRS) and Versarien (VRS). There is a missing cat update from the Welsh hovel and then a stark message to the 80% of listeners who are being mean. Cough up HERE.

Cartoons: A Versarien shareholder may be a moron but he's talented & laughs at we bears

Published 143 days ago

Lucian Miers and I are the targets of a takented shareholder in Versarien (VRS). Okay the guy is a moron but his cartoons are good. The hero of each picture is piss taking Neil Ricketts.  The villains are we bears.

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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I have cracking news for Concepta but still tell its CEO to go feck himself

Published 158 days ago

I start with good news on the Woodlarks front and kind words about the UK's top share blogger Paul Scott who I must remember not to be nasty to for a few weeks at least. If Paul can be a nice guy so can you too HERE. Then I look at Versarien (VRS) in light of today's expose HERE, Management Resource Solutions (MRS) caught with its pants down HERE, Concepta (CPT), Inspirit (INSP), Chesterfield (CHF) and Bould (BOU). 

Winnileaks expose (perhaps): Versarien – is Neil Ricketts taking the piss with share sale and BIGT investment

Published 158 days ago

In September 2018, Versarien (VRS) raised £5.3 million at 145p.  Ramptastic CEO Neill Ricketts stated that he wanted to take part, to buy shares at 145p but could not do so as he was sitting on inside information. Yesterday, having exercised options at 29p, he flogged 307,970 shares at 136.1p netting him a cool £340,000. But that is not the thing that, perhaps, really stinks.

Notes from Underground: My Master Investor recap

Published 167 days ago

The question that I am sure that many of you are asking today is: what happened to me at the Master Investor show? Did they use my head as a door opener as they threw me out? Did they have a meeting of the Car Park committee? Was I tossed in London Design Centre jail?

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: My first hand experience of women's tits not enough to make that Mothercare call

Published 170 days ago

I list a roll call of heros and urge you to join them HERE. In the podcast itself I cover Saga (SAGA), Mothercare (MTC), Andalas (ADL), and in some detail, Versarien (VRS).

Versarien PLC: Update on Patrick Abbott: An Astounding Lack of Judgement

Published 170 days ago

It has taken taken two weeks since Versarien (VRS) announced the appointment of Patrick Abbott as Vice President North American Operations, for his ongoing criminal case to be disclosed, despite it being widely publicized here and elsewhere. Presumably this has been dragged out of the company by some grown up at NOMAD Canaccord.

Update on Versarien and its shocking new American Appointment

Published 172 days ago

Since I last wrote about Versarien (VRS) in November last year the stock had fallen around 20% until yesterday when it ripped 20p on news that it had completed the US-based Graphene Council’s “Verified graphene producer” programme. This gives it a market cap of £187 million. That is a lot of hope value for an enterprise that seems to do little more than announce vague MOUs with various named, and more often unnamed, entities...

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)...

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)...

Reserve your free seat now and win cash prizes with the UK Investor stock market game

Published 277 days ago

As I am sure you know, The Global Group UK Investor Show is THE investor show of the year. More than 3000 delegates will gather in Westminster on March 30th 2019 to meet 130 growth company CEOs and for a unique once a year chance to hear speakers such as Nigel Wray, Vin Murria, Mark Slater, Nick Leslau, Peter Hambro, Kate Andrews, Luke Johnson, Dominic Frisby, Tim Steer, Neil Ricketts, Paul Jourdan, myself, Matt Earl and Graham Neary. But now there is another reason to book a complimentary ticket TODAY – a chance to win real cash in our free-to-enter stock picking game run in conjunction with Stockomendation.

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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Call me dim or old fashioned but I dont understand the Versarien valuation

Published 289 days ago

I start with a few Greek ramblings, The Iliad and the Greek Hovel, going to a bank, etc. Then I look at the wider stockmarket woes and then onto TrakM8 (TRAK), Versarien (VRS), BlueJay (JAY), FinnCrap (FCAP) and the resigning analyst and finally I have grave questions about the statement made on November 15 by Neil Woodford dog Eve Sleep (EVE). Surely there must be a steward's?

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.)

Correction on Versarien, though still a stonking short at 123p

Published 301 days ago

It has been pointed out to me recently that an article I wrote last month on Versarien (VRS) has been the subject of some debate on twitter. My offending sentence was:

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.

Notes from Underground - Is it an opportunity or a retreat?

Published 328 days ago

Looking at the leaderboard this week, I find it interesting - after a few days of plummeting share prices - that the most read articles are on prosaic things: clothing, hotels, real estate, and minerals.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: MX - if Brokerman Dan knew who didn't?

Published 334 days ago

Today's bearcast comes from the Corinth Canal and covers MX Oil (MX), Versarien (VRS), Pantheon Resources (PANR) and Andrew Monk's poor old mum being bullied by her stockbroker son about her will and tax planning. Actually I make a serious point on this issue for poor old Mrs Monk

Versarien - panic as market cap falls to 'only' £200 million

Published 334 days ago

When a share price suffers a setback, often it is the evil cabal of short sellers who are blamed by retail investors. In the case of Versarien (VRS), even CEO Neill Ricketts is at it.

Notes from Underground - Cake, will you do the honour of making my stomach the happiest bag of acid in the world?

Published 335 days ago

Clearly, the topic that brought loads of people into ShareProphets this week was  Patisserie Holdings (CAKE). It makes you wonder why this alleged fraud captures the interest of the mainstream media but the Globos and Folly Follies and Quindells do not. Is a high street presence what stops a scandal from being reported or not?

Neil Ricketts of Versarien in twitter and share price meltdown

Published 336 days ago

As you know, since Versarien (VRS) supplies the Israeli Defence Forces and thus helps protect the only democracy in the Middle East, it can do no wrong in my eyes. Thus I note, with some concern, the increasingly odd reaction of boss Neil Ricketts as the shares continue to slide.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: So you are the man obsessed with Julie Meyer said the chap at Gatwick & don't be an ARS do the maths

Published 338 days ago

In this podcast recorded in my car in a side street of Kambos I discuss my journey to the Greek Hovel and being recognised by a man at Gatwick. Fame! Not! Then I look at Versarien (VRS), Asiamet (ARS), First Derivatives (FDP), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and the most terrifying stat of all from the Chinese bubble - a warning for you all.

Versarien – another “collaboration agreement”… but are we ever going to get any results?

Published 338 days ago

Versarien (VRS), “the advanced materials engineering group, is pleased to announce that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Advanced Insulation Limited”. Any financials with this one? And any update on how other collaborations are coming along, Neill?...

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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: on the Anniversary of the Brighton bombing & other murders by Jeremy Corbyn's Sinn Fein/IRA pals

Published 344 days ago

Forgive a brief historic digression at the start of this podcast but I start with a history lesson for those misguided souls who think that SinnFein/IRA brought peace and happiness to Ireland. Then I look at some other tossers from Ulster, First Derivatives (FDP) and the 3Xs. I comment briefly on Purplebricks (PURP) and Versarien (VRS) then move via BCA Marketplace (BCA) to Neil Woodford. Then it is onto MySquar (MYSQ), Symphony Environmental (SYM) and on to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with a few words for Dominic Frisby on the nature of bitcoin and its bubble ahead of our bust up next week in London.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Would I buy back into Sosandar, shares slide to 28.5p

Published 345 days ago

For macro musings and thoughts on stocks that really will crater in a bear market see my bonus bearcast HERE. In this podcast I discuss Versarien (VRS), First Derivatives (FDP), Sosandar (SOS), 13 Energy (I3E), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Chariot Oil (CHAR), Avocet Mining (AVM) and BlueJay Mining (JAY)

Tonight’s AIM awards Black-tie Dinner will nauseate more than ever but will a hat-trick of wins for First Derivatives expose this sham to one and all?

Published 345 days ago

I cannot remember the last time a Northern Ireland player scored a hat-trick in an international. But tonight I am hopeful that Belfast’s finest, First Derivatives (FDP), will pick up three gongs at the annual AIM Awards crony capitalists bean-feast and do the six counties proud. Heading the charge is CEO Brian Conlon who is short-listed for “entrepreneur of the year” sponsored by Octopus Investments. The Judges will have ruled on that before we pointed out that his whole IPO was based on a fraud. It gets better…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Versarien is 11p away

Published 347 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at the idea of a bear market on AIM, Cenkos (CNKS) as its CEO walks (again), Versarien (VRS), Plutus Powergen (PPG), First Derivatives(FDP), Mysquar (FRAUD), Mayan (MYN) and Wolfe Minerals (WLFE). Due to a bit of a mix-up there are a newly available handful of tickets to next week's wine, canapes, Falanx (FLX) and Premaitha (NIPT) evening in London with me ripping Dominic Frisby apart on blockchain and bitcoin as a bonus. To grab your seat for 16 October book HERE

Neill Ricketts walks on water but Versarien remains a sell for the brave (& First Derivatives)

Published 347 days ago

Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien (VRS), the graphene company which is currently the number one pin-up stock on AIM, can be forgiven for thinking that he can walk on water.

Notes from Underground: Fraud Follies

Published 356 days ago

Part of the problem with the mainstream press these days is the lack of follow-up. Sure, they love to blow the latest scandal out of all proportion but weeks or months later when the authorities have delivered their reports, they have moved on to the next thing.

Versarien – I told y’all

Published 362 days ago

Versarien (VRS) is the reason why everyone should sign up with Primary Bid right now. Most Primary Bid offers are ones that I have no hesitation in telling you to avoid like the plague, being trapped in a lift with Emmanuel Macron or both. But just occasionally one comes along that is really worth punting on. I told you on Friday that Versarien was almost certainly in that category HERE. Today I am vindicated.

Notes from Underground: The hell with it, subscribe to a completely different newsletter

Published 363 days ago

Tom and I do not agree on Brexit on any level, but I do like this assessement from him:

Today's Primary Bid offer is Versarien at 145p - you know I am almost tempted (in a shabby way)

Published 364 days ago

At 175p Versarien (VRS) is valued at £263 million. I cannot argue with two writers on this site (Lucian and Cynical) that the valuation looks absurd based on historic profits and cashburn or even on some of the more optimistic forecasts. But it has now announced it is raising £2.9 million (or more) at 145p via Primary Bid and I am almost tempted to have a flutter. Here's why...

Versarien: How are these collaborations coming along, Neill?

Published 366 days ago

A couple of months on from the well-received annual results of Versarien (VRS) on 19 July, the share price has risen to even higher levels from when I initiated coverage (HERE), now valuing the graphene part of the business at well over £200 million so I thought I’d pose a simple question to CEO Neill Ricketts – how are those collaborations coming along?

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...

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: 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.

Versarien: Perhaps I’m wrong; how good is this wonder product?

Published 426 days ago

Having stuck my todger in the hornet’s nest as Tom so eloquently put it with my first ever piece on Versarien (VRS) (HERE), I thought I would dig a bit deeper into the products as perhaps one can make a case for a £200 million business after all?

Notes from Underground: Investor Favourites

Published 426 days ago

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

Versarien: a case of Déjà Vu. Outstanding Short Value at 123p

Published 427 days ago

It is easy to dismiss Versarien (VRS) as just another overhyped AIM stock but, as today’s results show, that does not do it justice. It is currently in a class of its own. In fact, I would say you have to go back more than a decade to Pursuit Dynamics to find something with a valuation, pound for pound, as unhinged as this one.

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)

Initiating coverage of Versarien: SELL

Published 429 days ago

I’ve been following darling of the bulletin boards, Versarien (VRS) for some time finding the ever-increasing share price more and more incredulous. I thought I would use today’s results to take a closer look and come up with a considered valuation. In short, this appears to be the in the top 5 most overvalued shares on AIM – get out while the going’s good!

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...

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: Supplying the IDF means Versarien can do no wrong in my view but...

Published 446 days ago

I am now fully recovered from yesterday's 27 mile training trek in the 30 degree heat - something I describe in full HERE. If you don't like me or the Israeli army or Versarien (VRS) and enjoy my suffering please donate to the Woodlarks charity walk on July 28 - we are now just £31 from 50% of our target fund raise. Be generous HERE. On the podcast today I look at Versarien, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) where Lucian Miers is taking one hell of a beating from big Dave Lenigas, MySquar (FRAUD) - 7 days to courtroom drama - 88 Energy (88E) - you were warned - Mosman (MSMN)  and Frontera (FRR). I also look at new leverage limits on spread betting coming in on 29 July and what that means in nanny state Europe and the UK.

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...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Now John Meyer at SP Angel, it's time to fess up about the Court case and MySquar

Published 466 days ago

Firstly, I detail my latest training humiliations here. To those bearcast readers who have sponsored my charity 32 mile walk I say thank you, to the 95% of you have not, please give a tenner HERE. In the podcast I look at Stratex (STI) where the wrong management is following the wrong strategy and which is a dog with fleas. I look at MySquar (MYSQ) where Nomad John Meyer of SP Angel needs to stop turning a blind eye and come clean - tell us about the Court case looming in Singapore John! I look at Andalas (ADL), defend Neil Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) over share sales and then have a long discussion on CyanConnode (CYAN) where I fear an OW is implicated in a looming cash crisis accompanied by the the stench of boardroom greed with grotesque rewards for failure. It is shocking stuff.

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...

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)?...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - that Dominic Frisby is a very funny fellow

Published 522 days ago

I was chatting to Dom Frisby this morning ahead of the Sarries evening tomorrow which is the first part of UK Investor (gold tickets only).  More on that in the podcast where I also look at UK house prices, Ascent Resources (AST), Immupharma (IMM), investing in biotech, PCGE (PCGE), MySquar (MYSQ) and its new marriage from hell and at Versarien (VRS). Tin hat on after that annoying its deranged fans by daring to ask questions. If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 - THIS SATURDAY - 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.

Beware the Unnamed ref. BNN, MySQUAR, Telit and Versarien

Published 560 days ago

When a company issues an RNS which involves an unnamed third party, investors should run for the hills. In the case of BNN Technology this is problematic as the shares have been de-listed from AIM because the last NOMAD Strand Hanson resigned and no one else was prepared to take it on (not a good sign when you consider the depths that most NOMADs are prepared to plumb for ready money).

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: FFS DO NOT WAKE JOSHUA

Published 589 days ago

Friday is one of my two and a half days a week when my 17 month old son Joshua is not at nursery and I am the primary carer. I am such a fucking feminist it is unbelievable. In fact I am almost expecting Harriet Harman to call for the Mrs to start giving me vast sums of money for being such a role model. Anyhow, I record with Joshua snoring so if I speak quietly it is so as not to wake him. In this podcast I cover Angus Energy (ANGS), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), IQE (IQE), Versarien (VRS) and Sosandar (SOS), shares in which I am VERY happy to own.  My son and heir is pictured snoring away below.

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?

Big Sofa - a strong buy; the alternative view to Cynical Bear from HotStockRockets

Published 596 days ago

Cynical bear offers up the bear case HERE. here is the bull case. Sensible investors want to hear both sides of the story. BB Morons only want to read folks with whom they agree. This website is committed to free speech and is not targeting Versarien (VRS) owning morons, who want to hear only one side of the argument, as customers. Back to Big Sofa...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - that Alzheimer's really kicking in today

Published 597 days ago

In today's bearcast I ponder why on days like this I bother. I look at Big Sofa (BST) shares in which, I am delighted to say, we own. I look at Versarien (VRS) owning morons at former Rob Terry fave Imaginatik (IMTK), for strategic review read we are fecked, at SIG (SHI) and at Image Scan (DOG).  PS Ben Turner calls me to say we did not fire him. As I said Alzheimers.  I am happy to stand corrected.

Is Neil Rickets of Versarien a spiv? NO! is he selling more shares? Maybe? Are some of his shareholders morons? YES!

Published 598 days ago

Yesterday I posted a series of questions for Neil Rickets of Versarien (VRS), who I have always described as a nice guy even if I think the valuation of his company is crackers. To his credit he has come back ( from China) with full answers but so too has one of his shareholders a  Mr A. Moron.

Versarien - is the CEO a total spiv and is he dumping shares?

Published 599 days ago

On 7 December 2017 Versarien (VRS) announced that its CEO Neil Rickets had exercised 250,000 options at 12.25p - options that still have 5 years left to run. On 5 January the company casually announced that he had sold the shares on 4 January at 61.5p. Hang on Neil mate...

Should I, or Shouldn't I, Flog This Annoying Share?

Published 605 days ago

Hello Share Squelchers. Now, what the heck do I do? I was all psyched up to flog my entire holding in Versarien (VRS) after the Pizza Hardman’s tip became a near four-bagger, when I lost my phone. (Yes, you're dealing with a real pro, here).

Notes from Underground: Cord cutters of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your, um, cords

Published 608 days ago

It's been 18 months now since I cut the (virtual) cord with Sky TV (SKY) and I can't say that I have missed anything, except a £50 per month-ish bill. It's been replaced by Freeview, at the impressive price of free, and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) at £6.99 per month. 

Still Shorting Versarien at 91p

Published 609 days ago

The current exuberant mood of the market has thrown up some great opportunities for bears as well as bulls on AIM recently. But for bears they are not for the faint hearted. Timing is particularly difficult when shorting rubbish and, particularly in these times, it pays to drip feed into a position and to maintain plenty of margin. Even then it is not unusual for a stock to double against you as happened to me recently with Online Blockchain (OBC)

Versarien Poses the Same Dilemma as IQE, So What's an Armchair Tycoon to Do?

Published 610 days ago

Hello, Share Mixers. In the Autumn I agonised on this sumptuous website over whether to sell shares in the computer bits firm IQE (IQE). Fact is, my mind pulled one way, then the other. I could not make up my mind. Now similar factors are in play for another multi-bagger.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - P45 for Amanda Van Dyke? Warning bad language alert!

Published 611 days ago

I start with some bad language as I prepare for coffee with the fit young mums. Then it is on to Kefi (KEFI), Countrwide (CWD) and finally, at length, Paternoster Resources (PRS) where change is afoot. I also discuss the duties of a CEO, should he be a share ramper, ref Versarien (VRS).

Despite a big drop in share price Greatland Gold still looks expensive

Published 613 days ago

Investors who believed all the hype surrounding Greatland Gold (GGP) received a nasty shock this week when the share price collapsed, but for many of us who have been around the market for a while it didn’t really come as much of a surprise.

Darren Atwater's Graphene Grabber Tip Is Nearly a Four-Bagger for this Grateful Geezer

Published 613 days ago

Despite the scepticism previously exhibited on this stunning website, I would not be in a rush to sell shares in Versarien (VRS). Even though yesterday’s leap was approaching 35%. That’s normally a signal for this old punter to trouser the profits. But this is one of those mystery shares which could go either way, and I don’t welcome the pain of maybe selling too quickly.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast, Versarien, Meyer, Woodford & Joshua learns foul language from some "Ladies"

Published 614 days ago

So yesterday saw Joshua go to his first proper football match - Brislington Ladies vs West Ham Ladies. A full photo report will follow later but the language from the Essex Girls in claret and blue was not very lady like. Listeners, I was shocked. On the markets I look in detail at Versarien (VRS), Greatland Gold (GGP), Velocys (VEL), RM2 (RM2)  and as well as Nomates Neil Woodford I also have some Julie Meyer news, I fear that "Praise Be the Lord" may be about to send me a letter.

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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Versarien debate, putting Lucian into context and Slater & Woodford on "cheap" Britain plays

Published 644 days ago

I discuss Lucian's short on Versarien (VRS) which he discusses again today HERE. I really have no view but raise a couple of points which the bulls might take comfort from though I accept there is a valid bear case too. I look at On-Line (ONL), Lucian's new short,  and try to put Blockchain madness into a historic context. I cover BCA Marketplace (BCA) and then look at the Mark Slater & Neil Woodford thesis on "cheap British stocks." I get it but suggest that there is an elephant in that room called Jeremy.

Versarien heading in the right direction - down!

Published 644 days ago

I was a little surprised by the abuse I copped from recommending Versarien (VRS) as a short at 80p last week. I had failed to spot that it now regularly occupies second place in the ADVFN bulletin board rankings behind charlatan oil promotion UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). (Thankfully I have heard that rumours of a name change to UK Oil and Blockchain are wide of the mark).

Notes from Underground: Do you hear what I hear?

Published 650 days ago

Another week where 7 out of 10 of the top articles are videos or Bearcasts. That's fine by me, it's a USP of ShareProphets membership and I'm glad that people are using one of the defining things of our site in such numbers.

Sell Versarien at 80p (and a few more words on UKOG)

Published 651 days ago

Advanced materials engineering group Versarien (VRS) floated on AIM at 12.5p around four years ago. Its plan then was to commercialise a process called Lost Carbonate Sintering, the brainchild of a Dr. Zhao of the university of Liverpool. More recently it appears to have shifted its focus to graphene products.

Why Santa's Rally May Ride Down the Glistening Lane Till the Spring at Least.

Published 651 days ago

Hello, Share Smilers. At the end of the week, the Footsie gave us an early Christmas present of 73 points. 0r 1%. Yet, I don’t think the big index has finished yet with its traditional Yuletide gifts. The Santa Rally, rather late as usual, is now upon us.

 

After Our Recent Successes, Can You Still Afford Not to Pay for Shareprophets?

Published 658 days ago

Hello, Share Twangers. You may have your suspicions if I return again to the subject of fair payment for the huge number of well-researched articles on this unique website. But I must at least try and save you from the possibilities of losing huge dollops of money.

Versarien – interim results, management chat

Published 660 days ago

Versarien (VRS) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2017 and despite emphasising that - with “revenues having increased, losses halved and high levels of interest in our graphene products” as well as a successful recent net £2.8 million placing - “we are viewing the future with much optimism”, the shares have responded approaching 12% lower below 40p. However, this still compares to sub 20p earlier in the month and little more than 11p at the commencement of 2017…

As Darren's Tip Doubles in a Week, Is It Worth a Bit of Momentum Trading?

Published 666 days ago

Hello, Share Riflers. Having written recently on my occasional dabbles in momentum trading, I thought it only fair to mention a share I’m trading at the moment. This share is rocketing along this week.

Three Penny Shares I Have High Hopes For

Published 683 days ago

Hello, Share Peekers. Like some of mine, your shares are probably making some real money in this continuing bull market. But will it keep going? My own view is that it will, bolstered by the fabled Santa Rally. But watch out for the New Year Party hang-over. And even then, selected penny shares will keep on rising, as they often do when the Footsie carnival falters. Here then are some of my favourite small cap jewels, one of which has already boosted my bank balance big time. And I believe that it, and the other two selections, have further value waiting in the wings.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am not the 55th person Hillary Clinton had murdered

Published 685 days ago

No Hillary did not have me killed for my numerous comments on her crooked ways. I was just ill yesterday and remain so as you can hear in my voice. Joshua too is down sick and the Mrs is off to the Catalan Republic for a field trip. A joyous week lies ahead. On the shares front I look at San Leon (SLE), FastForward (FFWD) and Versarien (VRS)

Why the Pizza Hardman's Graphene Tip Could Be The Star of the Scintillating UK Investor Show

Published 743 days ago

Hello, Share Twiddlers. At the famous UK Investor Show on April 1st, the legendary pizza hardman, Darren Atwater, tipped Versarien (VRS). We later chatted about one of this company’s products, graphene, which is the revolutionary material which attracted Darren’s interest.

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?...

LGO Energy, Versarien, Ascent Resources - who is next? Be Prepared...

Published 866 days ago

In days gone by when smaller companies on AIM wanted ro raise cash they went to City brokers and offered them shares at a huge discount with private investors locked out. It was wrong and it was unfair. But all that has changed with Primary Bid.

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.

Video: Dragon's Den #4, featuring Big Sofa, Ariana Resources, BMR, Versarien and W Resources at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 889 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 the Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater, Tom Winnifrith and Steve Moore for three £1,000 investments. This fourth round features Big Sofa (BST), Ariana Resources (AAU), BMR Group (BMR), Versarien (VRS) and W Resources (WRES).

The Pizza Hardman Cooks Up an Exceedingly Good Share Tip

Published 897 days ago

Hello Share Swiggers. Those of you lucky enough to attend the big UK Investor Show last weekend will have been treated to the first-time ever stage appearance of the Pizza Hardman, Darren Atwater. What was remarkable about this event is that the share he picked in his 'Dragon’s Den' session has put on 20% in the first few days.

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?...

Notes from Underground: Money ties

Published 902 days ago

The column was delayed today as your humble correspondent recovers from yesterday's UK Investor Show, easily the biggest and best of the 15 years that Tom has been organising these things. This would be my tenth.

Pizza HardMan Darren Atwater to make main stage debut at UK Investor - shock!

Published 906 days ago

This is our fifteenth show and, I think, that this is the 6th that the Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater has been involved in. But at last he has agreed to make a main stage debut and it is not to talk about pizza. For what you may not know is that Darren is a trained journalist and, as those who read Notes From Underground every Sunday know quite a funny writer when he wants to be. And so he is on stage.

Versarien - another Primary Bid after hours Friday opportunity - sign up now, Sunday 5 PM deadline

Published 931 days ago

This is becoming a regular Friday feature - an after hours offer from Primary Bid for increasingly credible placings. The last one was Ascent at 1.85p - its shares, 3 weeks later, are 2.375p which is great news for our readers who took part. Next up is Versarien (VRS) which is raising £1 million at 15p.

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