Sunday 8 December 2019 | ShareProphets: The one stop source for breaking news, expert analysis, and podcasts on fast-moving AIM and LSE listed shares
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Notes from Underground: The most-read stories of the week, and what shares do you think we should be covering?
Published 280 days ago
The top ten most-read stories this week, the most popular Bearcasts this week, plus a bonus chart: World Stock Markets: 1899 v 2019.
Published 285 days ago
I have highlighted before the curious way that Gavin Burnell of Globo (GBO) infamy was working at Novum Securities even though the FCA had not re-authorised him to conduct investment business following the demise of Beaufort Securities. All good things must come to an end.
Published 430 days ago
Oh dear, oh dear. At what point will those who have backed this crock of shit decide that it is not worth chucking any more cash down this black hole. I know that free speech denying boss Rob Proctor and his relatives on the payroll need jobs but but this company is just a disaster zone. As he wakes up for a meeting with Karma today, Proctor tries to polish the turd but today’s lack of profits/almost out of cash warning is his worst yet. And that takes some doing given his track record of abject operational failure and of consistent value destruction
Published 463 days ago
Today I explained HERE the mounting Badger scandal at cash-strapped Andalas (ADL) as it gears up for a bailout placing. In this podcast I explain why all involved should be concerned that they are not party to Securities fraud, notably Nomad Beaumont Cornish and broker Novum Securities - home to scallywag Gavin Burnell of Globo (GBO) infamy. This is a real test case for the integrity of the AIM Casino and I explain why.
Published 481 days ago
Prompted by a reader I wonder exactly what Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy is doing round at Novum Securities these days?
Published 515 days ago
That insolvent Andalas Energy (ADL) is undertaking a placing is no shock. It is insolvent with negative net current assets of at least £400,000 but thanks to some fairly sordid share ramping it has managed to raise a gross £1 million at 0.02p. The ramping of shares in this company with worthless assets is pretty unpleasant but what is laid bare in the news is the sheer greed of City advisers notably brokers Novum – of Jon Belliss and Gavin “I made £750k from Globo - Burnell infamy – and Optiva.
Published 538 days ago
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has offered the market an RNS this morning describing “Strong Commercial Progress”. Bearing in mind the profit warning of last week, and the inevitability of another bailout placing one wonders if this marks the appearance of pastures new in the distance, or whether it is just a pre-placing ramp.
Published 540 days ago
Here's my question for you this week: do you tell anyone about subscribing to ShareProphets?
Published 542 days ago
I noted yesterday that Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy was one of the team at Novum Securities which raised £4.5 million for Audioboom (BOOM) at 3p – a placing which is already well underwater. How do I know? Because his name is one of three at Novum on the RNS. But here is a funny thing: Burnell is not approved by the FCA to conduct investment business! As you can see below, it reckons he is “inactive.”. I took this up with Novum boss Hugh McAllister…
Published 543 days ago
The reference to scumbags John Belliss and Gavin Burnell is explained in full in this podcast which covers CyanConnode (CYAN), Audioboom (BOOM), Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), Revolution Bars (RBG), Peter Schiff and the economy, AIQ (AIQ), Tern (TERN) and Haydale (HAYD). Both Brokerman Dan and I are now training with blisters. This weekend I move up to a 14 mile walk ahead of our 32 mile July 28 stroll for Woodarks. Thanks to all who have sponsored us. swe have now raised more than £8,000 with gift aid and are at 34% of our target. To those 90% of you listening who have not pledged, surely you can spare a tenner. You can donate £10 HERE.
Published 550 days ago
Set to delist from AIM, drowning in debt, burning cash, run by the poltroon Rita Whittingham with her love of a bloated pay cheque for herself and family members, Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) was already the laughing stock of the AIM Casino. But today it took its incompetence to a new level. At 1.43 PM it announced...
Published 565 days ago
I have repeatedly warned against investing in Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy creation Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). Drowning in debt, burning cash and paying vast sums to CEO Rita Whittingham and her ghastly relatives on the payroll this is a dog. Today the company says that it is going to try and sell some of its (crap) assets and to save £100,000 it will delist from AIM. It could save far more by firing its deadwood staff. The shares have plunged 65% and are now just 0.6p to sell. But you should sell. SP Angel guru, the City's No 1 oil analyst Zac "The Knife" Phillips sums up this farce perfectly.
Published 638 days ago
Dear readers of Notes from Underground, prepare to invest in my new venture, Blockchain Cannabis Bioceuticals Plc,
Published 644 days ago
Following the sad demise of Beaufort Securities yesterday one chap looking for a new job is Gavin Burnell, the man who brought the fraud Globo to market and made a killing as one of its NEDS, the man who brought you uber dog Magnolia and whose CV is a resume of shareholder value destruction. Natch he was an obvious candidate to work in corporate broking at a place like Belfort but where will shamed Burnell go next? You can win a bottle of champagne in our new prize contest.
Published 707 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.
Published 729 days ago
Tomorrow we will run stories on 2 AIM listed companies showing evidence of wholesale lying and worse. I will show why even a small lie matters and why the real scandal is that in case 2 this is a leopard who is re-offending and the weedy spineless poltroons at AIM Regulation knew of his character before allowing him scope to re-offend. I also question why Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy is allowed to remain as a fox inside the regulatory chicken-coop while investigations into that fraud continue.
Published 744 days ago
Some folks have no shame. I talk not of serial promoter of dogs and frauds Gavin Burnell but of AIM Regulation who are allowing another Burnell backed "winner" to list. The high point of Gavin's career was of course Globo which he brought to AIM via an RTO, where he was a very well paid NED, made a killing selling shares and which was then exposed as a fraud HERE and went bust within 72 hours. Of course Gavin did nothing wrong. The CV gets better
Published 801 days ago
Yosi Fait the proven insider dealer who runs AIM Casino posterboy Telit (TCM) because Sam Smith's morally bankrupt Nomad FinnCap does not care if its client firms are run by criminals, has served up a bullshit heavy (bogus) profits warning.
Published 876 days ago
I will not name the company but suffice to say its management are greedy bastards who have not delivered. Its assets are shite and its balance sheet a trainwreck. The company and all associated with it, especially the paid shrills, merit a one way trip to the glue factory. With those clues I guess that narrows the list of possible candidates down to about 60% of the stocks on the Casino.
Published 882 days ago
Yesterday I explained at length HERE why I would not touch Paternoster Resources (PRS) shares with a bargepole - they look cheap in relation to asset value but are not. Indeed I think that the real realisable NAV today is far lower than the last, March 31, stated NAV. Let us just look at an unlisted investment as a case study - Elephant Oil.
Published 895 days ago
Another day and another director walks, a new strategy is adopted and yet more confetti is issued by AIM casino uber dog Mayan Energy (MYN), formally the hound known as Northcote Energy. But this latest move just makes no sense at all. Let me explain with a little bit of help from a friend....
Published 900 days ago
Less than lovely Rita Whittingham is doing her utmost to cling onto the gravy train for her and her relatives which is Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). You will remember that there are moves to oust the proven failure and install one director from Nostra Terra (NTOG), Evan Ainsworth, and an independent director, Zac "The Knife" Phillips, the City's No 1 oil analyst. This would not be a change of control as Rita asserts since The Knife is independent, but a much needed boardroom clearout. Now to the defence document which is worthy of Jeffrey Archer. It is just low grade fiction.
Published 904 days ago
And so the battle lines are drawn at Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), the dash guzzling worthless AIM POS founded by Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy. On the one hand there is an overpaid incumbent board led by less than lovely Rita Whittingham and backed by an overpaid army of crony capitalist advisers. On the other side are Even Ainsworth from Nostra Terra (NTOG) and Zac "The Knife" Philips, the City's top oil analyst. Magnolia has accepted that a GM request to outs less than lovely Rita and appoint Ainsorth and The Knife is valid. So what is the voting maths?
Published 1039 days ago
Oh happy days. It has been just over three weeks since some poltroon made my day by sending over a fascist lawyer's letter and I was starting to get bored. But here we go again: the forces of good vs stockmarket shysters inc & their bully boy lawyers. Right now I am looking after Joshua while the Mrs gets her hair cut (why that takes 135 minutes I know not) so I shall not respond in a manner which I am sure you can guess until tomorrow. So pro tem who do you think has asked to be vested with the curse of ShareProphets. Vote below with a deadline of midnight tonight:
Published 1057 days ago
In a mere five days, Donald Trump becomes president of the United States. In 90 days or so, Theresa May promises to pull the plug on the world's largest trade bloc.
Published 1065 days ago
So few companies are total frauds. Burnell creation Globo (GBO) was but Onzima (ONZ) is not. So what happens if you lose money on this company or another which goes horribly wrong?
Published 1135 days ago
I owe every single reader of ShareProphets an apology. I mean this most sincerely and am deeply repentant for I have sinned. I hope that old father Stacey will this weekend pray for my soul and I ask each one of you for forgiveness. So here goes...
Published 1148 days ago
Oh dear, Oh Dear, Gavin Burnell is in another spot of bother. Gavin, who is now working as a senior broker at bucket shop Beaufort Securities, brought the fraud Globo (GBO) to the market and made vast sums as a well paid NED and via share sales while the CEO stole all the cash. After that no firm with any credibility or self respect would hire him but clearly he fits in really well round at Belfort. But now there is another trainwreck on his watch - Onzima Ventures (ONZ) shares in which have been suspended today.
Published 1188 days ago
You remember Globo (GBO) don't you? It was the AIM listed Greek company based down the road in Athens from the InternetQ (INTQ) Norfolk which claimed to be profitable and drowning in cash. Except it was not. In the days before we exposed it HERE and got its shares suspended and the firm put into administration, CEO Costis Papadimitrakopoulos sold millions of pounds worth of Globo shares knowing what was to emerge as snot gobbler Dan McCrum of the FT had tipped him off without actually having the balls to break the story. So Costis is clearly a crook but crime does not pay does it? Well it seems that for AIM CEOs like Costis it does.
Published 1326 days ago
In case the rozzers want to know where Costis, Konstantinos Papadimitrakopoulos, hid the cash he liberated from the fraud Globo (GBO) both directly and via share sales in the days running up to its collapse, perhaps they should ask disgraced Globo NED and the man who listed it on AIM Gavin Burnell. For it seems that Gavin had dealings with the criminal bubble outside of Globo.
Published 1327 days ago
Onzima Ventures (ONZ) the "investment company " run by Globo disgraced Gavin Burnell spends most of its efforts doing spivvy short term trades in small AIM casino stocks - its only real long term investment is a 49% stake in a private company N4 Pharma Ltd. Is that the chicken or the egg?
Published 1368 days ago
I am sure that Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy has done okay from bringing this piece of shit to AIM but one suspects that other shareholders in the crappy mining no-hoper that is Sula Iron & Gold (SULA) have fared rather less well. And so today we see that via the kind offices of JubCap (broker to Chris Oil and other members of the elite) we have another keep the lights on placing.
Published 1371 days ago
I’ve been noticing a lot of chatter on Twitter about a small AIM investing company called Onzima Ventures (ONZ), so I decided to take a closer look to see if all the fuss was justified!
Published 1379 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.
Published 1385 days ago
A lot of references today to yesterday's podcast covering cats and Andrew Monk's puzzles (see HERE). Today I answer the money puzzles and I am afraid there is very bad cat news indeed. So I really dont care about shares and it was not a good day for a moronic disciple of David Lenigas with 9 followers to have a go at me on twitter. As it happens I have a few things to say about Jabba who I will be nailing for good within six weeks. I also look at Nomad resignations, Auhua (ACE), DQ Entertainment (DQE), Milestone (MSG), Litebulb (LBB) and then at Magnolia (MAGP) and the wider career of Gavin Burnell.
Published 1385 days ago
Last week Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) raised enough cash to keep the lights on for a couple of months. This POS could not generate cash at $100 oil so it is not if but when it goes bust and the odds are that it will be well before June. This POS should never have been listed by the brains behind the listing was Gavin Burnell, the financier who also brought you - and cashed in on big time - the fraud Globo (GBO).
Published 1421 days ago
Every single Bulletin Board and twitter ramper seems to have a field day with AIM listed Glenwick (GWIK) over the past few weeks - it is the rampttastic cash shell of the moment. This stinks in oh so many ways and why can't these folks do basic maths?
Published 1481 days ago
I am asked to be nice to Globo (GBO) non exec Gavin Burnell. I am afraid that I cannot be because with reward ( and Gavin had made more than £100,000 a year as a Globo NED if one includes share sales) comes risk. For AIM to work he needs now to face risk as I explain. Then it is onto New World Oil & Gas (NEW) and why some folks are setting themselves up to lose money (again). Finally more bad news for market abuser Chris Oil regarding his latest car crash of an IPO, Mkango Resources
Published 1500 days ago
At no-one is watching O’clock the fraud Globo (GBO) released a statement – it is all over bar the shouting.
Published 1504 days ago
Oh dear it looks like there is another victim of the Globo (GBO) fraud. ISDX listed investment company Hellenic Capital. It was floated by blond bombshell Gavin Burnell the City slicker who floated Israeli Aquisitor on AIM and then reversed into it the Globo fraud. Gavin is still on the board of both Globo and Hellenic Capital. And so until today was….
Published 1535 days ago
As predicted HERE in the wake of after-hours interims from the company on Wednesday, shareholders in AIM cesspit dog Ultima Networks (UTN) plc are to be treated to a placing. Gotcha. In fact it is rather more than that, as an RNS issued yesterday (mercifully, at the usual 7am) details proposals to be put to an EGM under which the business is to be disposed of into a private company and the plc restructured into an investing company – the last refuge for failed sub-scale ventures on the Casino. With the shares having closed at 0.25p on Thursday a placing at 0.7p seems somewhat generous, does it not? But then, as we all know, if it looks too good to be true…..step forward the ShareProphets RNS Translation Service to help our understanding of what is going on.
Published 1575 days ago
Elephant Oil is a privately held oil exploration company, whose managing director is Matt Lofgran of AIM-listed Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG). Elephant Oil secured the Block B onshore coastal exploration licence in Bénin, West Africa, in October 2013. It counts Red Rock Resources (RRR) and Paternoster Resources (PRS) among its cornerstone investors and could be one to watch over the coming years, as it attempts to open up a new oil producing province.
Published 2153 days ago
Potentially Sula Iron & Gold (SULA) could provide a rewarding medium-term punt at 5.4p
Published 2167 days ago
The stockmarket closed at 12.30 PM yesterday (New Year’s Eve). By 1.30 PM PM only really sad geeks (i.e. me) were watching RNS streams. Step forward ISDX listed crony capitalist venture Hot Rocks Investments which announced its interim numbers at 1.55 PM.
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