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RUR
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China fraud specialist, Paul Shackleton, getting a bit forgetful; the ten-year love that dare not speak its name

After his senior role at disgraced broker, Daniel Stewart - enabling China frauds including Naibu - Paul Shackleton should have been banned from financial services. Instead, he is now earning a six-figure wedge at Peel Hunt. But the morally bankrupt bankster is getting a bit forgetful

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UPDATED: Shambles - Vela Technologies Investment (Or Not!) Into Aquis Lobster-Potted TruSpine, P45 needed somewhere!

In an extraordinary announcement this morning, AIM-listed Vela Technologies (VELA) has announced that it has just discovered that – unbeknown to its Board – it had apparently invested £300,000 into Aquis-listed TruSpine (TSP) as part of a subscription announced by TruSpine on 31 May 2022. What???!! And then this afternoon a clarification.

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W Resources – Nomad and broker resign or are resigned: surely game over now?

Long-term Michael Masterman, of AIM dog W Resources (WRES), has announced that its Nomad, Grant Thornton, and its joint brokers, Alternative Resource Capital and Shard Capital, have all resigned with immediate effect. The question is: did they resign or were they resigned?

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JAY
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BlueJay Mining – 18 days is a long time innit?

On 24 March 2022, BlueJay Mining (JAY) announced its plans to drill at the Disko-Nuussuaq project in Greenland; this was the excitement needed for investors to stump up $7 million, for a placing at 7p.  How distant are the days when disgraced Nomad and broker, SP Angel, set a 40p+ target and dumped its own shares at well north of 10p? I digress. Wind forward 18 days to today.

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Toople - CEO lies about dilutive death spiral loan

Toople (TOOP), the sub-standard listed company, today issued an RNS about “debt financing”. And in that RNS, the CEO lies. Never buy shares in companies where the CEO is shown to tell a lie, as there are bound to be others you are unaware of.

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You'd almost think Peel Hunt was up to no good - musicMagpie share price

musicMagpie (MMAG) clearly needs a bailout placing to survive. There is only selling ( apart from spoof boardroom trades) so the shares should be heading lower. But one market maker is holding the price up.  Others clearly would not touch this with a bargepole given what we have exposed here this week.  So which market maker is holding the price up?  Hint….

AOM
AOM

What does ActiveOps have in common with the dogs musicMagpie and Parsley Box?

Young Steve has already written up today’s disastrous lack of profits warning from ActiveOps (AOM) but he misses out a key point with the shares now 97.5p. The fine firm responsible for this listing as Nomad and Broker was Investec. I wonder how much it earned.

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Ten Lifestyle warning shows what utter bullshit earnings EBITDA represent

Ten Lifestyle (TENG) describes itself as a “leading technology-enabled, global concierge platform for the world’s wealthy and mass affluent” . It is also a great believer in talking about adjusted EBITDA, aka bullshit earnings, begging the question of whether it wants to fool investors or itself. Today it blames Omicron for a “profits” warning.

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MySale Group – hopefully our warning was heeded as it’s now having to consider ‘financing options’…

Fashion, beauty and homewares online retailing group MySale (MYSL) commences a trading update with that half-year “Gross Merchandise Value increased 36% to A$86.7m, reflecting progress in scaling the group’s off-price marketplace platform”. So why a current share price of 2.5p, down more than 24%?…

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After scoop by UK's top financial journalist, Omega Diagnostics and Paul "Queenie" McManus ‘fess to discounted placing but deceive (again) about finances

On Friday I reported that Omega Diagnostics (ODX) was sounding out folks about a deeply discounted bailout placing, at as low as 5p. This was not speculation, this was not guesswork. I had a source. This is what is called good journalism, a scoop, printing something of note that the subject does not want to read. Today Omega ‘fessed up but, natch, it also deceived.

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NFT
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EXPOSE: Bixby’s NFT helps out his brother in Law, Argo Blockchain’s Peter Wall with smoke and mirrors Pluto deal

The incestous joke that is Aquis listed NFT Investments (NFT) took another turn today with a related party deal with Pluto Digital, featuring a cast of scampsters including John Story, Andy Frangos, founder of disgraced broker Pello, serial promoter Jonathan Bixby and his brother in law, Peter Wall of Argo Blockchain (ARB).  Did you not know that Bixby and Wall were related by marriage? Small world innit?

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Haydale – Yesterday New Broker/Nomad, Today An RNS Reach: When’s The Placing?

AIM-listed graphene play Haydale (HAYD) is up to its old tricks again with the release of an RNS Reach telling us that iCraft is using Haydale’s graphene product in a graphene-coated fabric. Yesterday we were told of the appointment of a new Nomad/Broker, today we get an RNS Reach. When’s the placing fellas?

ODX
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Omega Diagnostics – how close to tits up? Placing process surely now underway - Why not ‘fess up?

You do not need the brains of, the amazing, Rachel Riley to work out that Omega Diagnostics (ODX) needs to do a placing PDQ or it is in serious danger of going tits up, But for those Bulletin Board Morons who, having the brains of a park bench, are in denial here are the maths:

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The SEC, Medallion Financial and the read across for the scammers & promoters of the Standard List and AIM

I discuss the arrests made on 29 December in the USA and why the FCA should look at some of the activities of folks in the UK small cap world. Case studies include Eurasia Mining (EUA) and Chill Brands (CHLL). I then move on to Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and its news today, Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) and also Verditek (VDTK), which I reckon is a zero for 2022 but since it can’t be shorted is not one of my tips of the year. To JP, sorry I have no idea why Peel Hunt quit as broker to Bushveld (BMN) but I suspect it gave three months notice. Leaving SP Angel as sole broker can’t be seen as good news. It is like firing our beloved West Ham as joint broker to retain the sole services of Chesterfield Town.

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UPDATED: Alpha Growth – is it placing ahoy? And as the FCA enforces new global warming rules does it care about basic listing rules anymore?

Alpha Growth (ALGW) announced today that it had appointed Arden Partners as broker to the company (replacing disgraced Pello Capital) and the Bulletin Board Morons reacted positively marking the shares up 11.5% at the time of writing to 3.35p, valuing the company at a quite ludicrous £14 million. 

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Broker Pello: the scumbags are back but won't say why it was gated by the FCA

Broker Pello, which brought to market such horrors as the fraud Umuthi (UHS) and has been a stain of UK financial services for years is back. The FCA stopped it doing any new business on August 6 but last night it had news for its scumbag clients:

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Cloudbreak Discovery: Another New Low In The Wake Of A Broker Appointment – Coincidence?

Cloudbreak Discovery (CDL) only joined the sub-Standard List in June, but the stock has been a one-way ticket south ever since. Having listed at 3p and peaking at 5.5p, the shares are now just 1.425p. Anyone who purloined IPO shares has now lost some 53% of their cash in around five months. Is that some kind of record?

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You couldn't make it up: Top of a bull market signal: Sith Lord Zak Mir floating media company SPAC

I kid you not. Natch there is a very obviously related party stink, the valuation is a joke, the brokers behind it are scumbags and my friend Zak is a clown who doesn’t have a scooby about media and fintech M&A but do not let me put you off. This madness will at least be entertaining, if not rewarding for those daft enough to back it.

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BREAKING: Andrew Frangos, the FCA and broker Pello, misleading its customers about Pluto Digital

Broker Pello is still banned by the FCA from doing any new business while the regulators investigate a number of matters, notably how members of the Frangos gang including disgraced John Story broke IPO lockins on an industrial scale using accounts at Pello. Now another matter has come to light, a pre IPO funding round arranged by a company called Pluto Digital. Natch the liar Story was among those invested as were other gang members. However, the FCA has now forced Pello to write to its clients who took a punt with an admission. The email below is what was sent and, quelle suprise, it is utterly misleading. 

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Of course there is no insider dealing in London and on AIM - just look at the Vast Resources 5 day chart

Today, Vast Resources (VAST) served up its usual fare of bad news: project delays, financing set backs and death spirals ahoy. All the usual bad news but enough to send the shares crashing below 4p. And it was only two months ago when the company’s third rate joint broker Axis Capital raised it £1.76 million at 6.3p. Ouch. The shares were almost 5.5p last Monday but fell throughout the week to close Friday at 4.2p.

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How on earth does a broker not make money in this market? Ask the scumbags at bucket shop Novum!

How on earth has any broker in London not managed to make out like a bandit, or should I say broker, during the past two years? It almost defies belief given how every company on earth seems to have done at least fund raise earning stacks of 5% commissions for the bandits. I mean brokers. But somehow the gutter dwellers at Novum Securities have managed to post another whopping loss as you can see below.

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Breaking – Fantastist penny share huckster Chris Oil facing bankruptcy order from broker within two weeks: City source

If you wondered where the fantastist penny share spiv Chris Oil had got to, I fear that news from the man who lives with mummy and daddy in a fake castle does not seem good. I revealed that he was on the hook to his erstwhile pal Brokerman Dan Levi for £150,000 a year or so ago. Luckily for all the talk of shotguns and past villany, the reality is that Dan is too much of a nice guy for his own good and has yet to issue a formal statutory demand against Mr Oil which would lead to the fantasist being declared bankrupt. But …

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Anglo African Agriculture – is it game over for this Big Dave Lenigas & Little Andrew Monk spoof

Very wisely, big Dave Lenigas stepped down as chairman of the company he founded on 30 July leaving his buddy Andrew Monk in charge.  That the company’s adviser and broker on London’s standard list is VSA Resources run by er…. Andrew Monk is obviously not a conflict of interest at all. Anyhow, it is all ending in tears as an RTO underway for two years has hit the buffers and the company appears to be insolvent, What’s not to like?

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ARB

Argo Blockchain US fundraise is at just 109p - no wonder ELEVEN brokers managed to get it away

Yes, you read that correctly, the US ADR placing of Argo Blockchain (ARB) involved ELEVEN different brokers. Jefferies, Barclays, Canaccord Genuity, Stifel, GMP, Compass Point, D.A. Davidson & Co, Ladenburg Thalmann, Roth Capital Partners, finnCap and Tennyson Securities are the team batting for Argo and will no doubt boast that they raised £82.4 million having targeted just £75 million. But…

UJO
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Union Jack Oil - £5m placing underway with Shard running book?

This is the market rumour. Shard rather than the listed broker the fraudster’s pals SP Angel is apparently running the book. I have given the company the opportunity to deny it but it seems to have declined that opportunity. Apparently much of the cash is for an acquisition the rest for general corporate purposes yak yak yak. Given the broker apparently in charge…

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - so when will Opti be valued at a billion quid? Before or after I shag Cheryl Cole?

Today is not only Joshua’s Birthday but also 100 days to Christmas and also Dydd Owain Glyndwr Hapus!. So I am busy cake making. Maybe a picture later after I burn my own house down in honour of the last Welsh Prince of Wales. In the podcast I discuss naughty corporate brokers, Optibiotix (OPTI) and Novacyt (NCYT

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Umuthi - The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 4 An Englishman Patsy abroad, Colin Bloom

So far you have met the fraudster Queen, the other South Africans on the board who are mired in this fraud and an enabler, broker Pello and its boss Andy Frangos who are also deeply implicated in the Umuthi (UHS) bezzle. Now to the useful idiot, the patsy Brit on the board. A man in denial….for  three grand a month, the man grinning at you below,Mr Colin Bloom. 

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Umuthi - The Standard List fraud that exposes the slime at the heart of the City of London, part 3 one of the implicated enablers, Pello Capital

So we have met the fraudster Queen who managed to float Umuthi Healthcare (UHS) HERE and established that board members were complicit in this criminal and fraudulent IPO HERE. But what of the folks who enabled or facilitated this fraud here in the City of London where ones word is ones bond? Before we turn to the fraud at the heart of Umuthi a brief mention is due of the advisers and we start with Pello Capital, a broker and adviser to Standard listed firms.

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NFT joins Dispersion in the crackers world of Blimp – this is even more so dotcom, let’s party like it’s 1999

NFT Investments (NFT) is like Dispersion Holdings (DEFI) an investment company listed on the Aquis lobster pot. The chancers who own most of the shares thanks to pre IPO funding at a huge discount to the IPO are the same crew led by Mike Edwards and Jonathan Bixby. Scumbag broker Novum raised most of the cash, £11.2 million for Dispersion and £35 million for NFT. And the connections do not end there.

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Bidstack Interims – the true horror emerges (the broker lied)

Back in April and May of this year, I suggested that serial dog Bidstack (BIDS) was running on vapours. One investor I know put this to the company’s broker who assured him that the company did not need to raise for many, many months and that I was talking shite. Today Bidstack has published its results for the six months to June 30 and guess what?

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Supply@Me and Chill Brands. Leaving it late in the day.

Two dogs, covered extensively on Shareprophets.com  where i am short are leaving it rather late to come up with the goods. Chill Brands Group (CHLL), formerly Zoetic, has until Tuesday to publish its results to March 2021 (and that’s after a Covid extension) and Supply@Me Capital (SYME) has stated that a trading update is “expected” this month.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: But for a fluke the ceiling would have fallen in on my head and on the cats

I discuss two developments at the Welsh Hovel. There is great news HERE but also a bit of a disaster which could have been fatal for the cats and bad for me. Then I look at backing proven failures or chaps who wave red flags mentioning Sensyne (SENS), Nigel Wray, me and a few others. That leads me on to the wall of silence from Central Copper Resources about its AIM IPO and me explaining what is really going on, notably at broker Brandon Hill. Finally I look at today’s news from Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and where, as a result, I expect its shares to be at Christmas.

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BRH
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Spiv Trevor Brown takes the piss at Braveheart, does discounted placing AFTER £4m of share dumps

This will come as a bit of a shock to France’s Warren Buffett – Braveheart Investment Group (BRH) run by spiv pump and dumper Trevor Brown has raised £2.5 million via Peterhouse at just 18p. Wowzer. This stinks to high heaven. Shame on all concerned and here is why.

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Letter to AIM Regulation, the FCA & broker Brandon Hill – Central Copper Resources IPO

Yesterday I flagged up the IPO of Central Copper Resources, a company set to list on the AIM sewer this week. There are numerous reasons why it should not and I have today written to AIM Regulation and broker Brandon Hill asking the former to intervene and putting the latter on notice

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Alpha Growth – where is the Prospectus?

I first commented about Alpha Growth (ALGWon 8 April 2021 and the absence of a Prospectus in respect of its issue on 8 March 2021 via a placing of 187,500,000 shares at 2 pence per share.  The placing represented over 77.8% of existing ordinary share capital of Alpha prior to the placing.  The broker which organised the placing was Pello Capital which, as of Friday, is operating under restrictions imposed by the FCA, that is to say it cannot write any business at all other than allowing clients to transfer out cash and shares to other brokers.

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BREAKING: Did Wildcat Petroleum tell a monstrous porky in its very first RNS?

If the FCA was not staffed by such useless mothers, it would have forced Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) to issue a brand new prospectus just 6 weeks after its December 30 2020 listing as it announced a whole new business strategy. But the FCA is not fit for purpose so it will, I expect, ignore black and white evidence that the very first RNS issued by Wildcat was a whopper of a porky. On the (sub) Standard List who cares?

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Letter to AIM Regulation Re Bidstack PLC as it teeters on the brink of insolvency

The staff at Bidstack (BIDS) should get paid next week, assuming that their employer can delay paying other bills. But it is unlikely to be able to meet next month’s payroll so calamitous has been the shortfall in trading vs expectations. Unless Nomad and Broker Stifel can get away a rescue placing within weeks, Bidstack staff should be brushing off their CVs as a matter of urgency. I have written to AIM Regulation as a statement is needed asap.

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BRH
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If Braveheart has appointed an Independent Non Exec I am a banana

A non executive director is meant to be there as a counterweight to executive directors to protect shareholders. They should be truly independent of the execs. Having seen its last but one non exec quit with immediate effect, Braveheart Investment Group (BRH) has found a new NED. But if Dr Qu Li is independent I am a banana.

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Letter to AIM Regulation – Lying by Remote Monitored Systems & SP Angel of the fraud MySquar infamy

The number of lies told by this company is so great that I have almost lost count. But then Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) is listed on the AIM Sewer where rule 67 states “Any company can lie to investors via RNS or in podcasts with Justin the Clown or that imbecile Zak Mir and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation will do absolutely nothing about it.” Okay I made that bit up. And so, with no great hope of it doing anything about quite blatant RNS lying, I have written to AIM Regulation about Remote Monitored Systems and its Nomad and broker SP Angel asking for an investigation into a new £1.5 million lie that emerged yesterday. The letter is below:

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Letter to AIM Regulation – Bidstack must come clean on its dire financial position

This is my second letter this month to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation about Bidstack (BIDS) where some investors have been made aware that trading is way behind budget but others live in blissful ignorance. I demonstrated earlier that Bidstack is now within days of going bust unless it undertakes a bailout placing so AIM Regulation MUST force it to come clean. The letter reads:

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Bidstack: now days away from being out of cash, bailout placing needed ASAP but when’s the dire trading warning?

Surely, before undertaking a bailout-discounted placing with bucket shops, a company has to come clean and admit that trading is way below what had been forecast? Those are the AIM Rules but Lyin’ James Draper and Bidstack (BIDS) do not give a rat’s arse about rules and neither, it seems, do the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. On 22 April, house broker & Nomad Stifel slashed its 2021 and 2022 sales forecasts and upped its forecast losses for Bidstack but the company is yet to admit that trading has fallen off a cliff. But today with cash down to almost nothing and staring down the barrel of insolvency, surely it must be made to ‘fess up?  Here are the maths:

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Simec – Timber! Who’s a clever boy then Peter?

I gather that it is ouzo on cornflakes time at Peter Brailey’s this morning as Simec Energy (SAE) shares have gone into meltdown on the back of a disingenuous but unmistakeably bad statement – something clever old Peter predicted HERE. The stench of David Cameron, Lex Greensill and Tory sleaze is at the heart of the problem.

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BREAKING: FinnCrap says it has found a (laughable) excuse to up Open Orphan price target

Following yesterday’s shock revelations here of fine upstanding behaviour by no one at all in the Open Orphan (ORPH) camp apart from the company’s saintly boss Cathal Friel, the company’s retained broker, FinnCap (FCAP), has it appears been forced to issue a short statement.

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BREAKING: Bidstack – Confirmation of Stifel forecast slash & breach of AIM Rules 10 & 11

Needless to say, the morally bankrupt PR firm of Buchanan has still not replied to an email from Tuesday night regarding forecasts for its technically insolvent client Bidstack (BIDS). Presumably it is working hard finding a journalist to smear and that is its priority. When Steph Watson says she will reply to an email, what she clearly means is “I am a lying PR harpy and will do nothing of the sort.” But, without the assistance of mendacious Steph, I now have confirmation that house broker Stifel has indeed slashed forecasts which appears to be a clear breach of AIM Rules 10 and 11.

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Letter to AIM Regulation – why has Bidstack apparently breached AIM Rules 10 & 11 with impunity?

Earlier today, I reported on market speculation that Stifel, the house broker to Bidstack (BIDS), had slashed its sales forecasts and materially increased its loss forecasts for Bidstack (BIDS). This cannot have happened without a company chat so why has there been no official lack of sales/increased loss warning. Is CEO Lying James Draper again in breach of AIM Rules? I have written to the Oxymorons at  AIM Regulation, as you can see below

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The NFT monster bubble and the tears already starting at NFT Investments

96% of you are yet to get your credit card out. I really do have a Dan Levi in his underpants picture and am not kidding about publishing so please do donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks now HERE. Then it is onto NFT Investments and NFT’s and the scandal I covered HERE.  I look at previous bubbles and try to put it into context. All those involved: the promoters Jonathan Bixby & Michael Edwards, scumbag broker Novum and Aquis should hang their heads in shame. They won’t. They are preparing to do it all over again and soon.

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Kore Potash – “Oversubscribed” institutional fundraise? Then sack the Broker!

I am rather glad I do not hold shares in AIM-listed Kore Potash (KP2) for if I did I would have been fuming at 6.30pm last night – no-one-is-watching o’clock – as the company announced the result of its proposed placing at a mammoth discount, and – to add insult to injury – oversubscribed. Not only that, but it was an institutional tin-rattle so only the great and the good get a look-in at bargain basement prices. You ordinary shareholder plebs obviously don’t count!

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Alpha Growth – another shocking example of the poor behaviour on the Standard List of the LSE Main Market

Another shocker from the Sub Standard list and once again Pello Capital, the broker formerly known as Cornhill, home to some real low-life scumbags, the sort of imbeciles who troll you on Facebook, is involved. That is a red flag for starters.

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TSP
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Truspine – More Aquis-listed Nonsense: who would pay 10p for shares worth now just 7.3p?

After yesterday’s shambles, when Aquis-listed Truspine (TSP) finally reached the inevitable conclusion that £250,000 due for shares at the IPO last year in August at 36p a pop was not going to come in. Not surprising, as the shares have since cratered by 75%. The shares dropped on the news by another 13% to just 7.3p. Truspine has been somewhat tardy with regard to updating the market on progress….or lack of it……but has been rattling the tin at 10p per share. One would have thought that under the circumstances the computer would just say “no”, but…..

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YU
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Feck Yu - results are dire and the balance sheet a total rum 'n' coke

AIM-listed Yu Group (YU.) released its Full Year numbers for 2020 this morning which show continued cashburn, a horrible lack of balance sheet support and negative net current assets. As I had suspected, the trumpeted cashpile announced in the FY Trading Update was a mirage, with payables up and receivables down. The shares may have been on a tear recently, but the company is heading for a brick wall.

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Optibiotix – what is the point of a lock in agreement? Even a signed agreement from Steve O'Hara is worth jack shit

I think Optibiotix (OPTI) shares are very cheap as are those of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and am a loyal shareholder in both expecting to treble my money from here. Nor do I begrudge Optibiotix selling a few shares in Skinbiotherapeutics as it announced it had today as I imagine that will more than pay for a Nasdaq listing which may drive a re-rate. But I suggest that, in light of today’s events, a document signed by Steve O’Hara and Nomad and broker Cenkos is a worthless piece of toilet paper and both have legged over and deceived investors in Skinbiotherapeutics. Let me explain.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - would I get into INSEAD with my reasoning on this?

I start with a few words on Greece and lockdown as per this article from my own website.  Then I discuss why I ignore broker share price targets and then the use of the sort of reasoning I’d need to show to get into INSEAD to do an MBA with relation to claims made by companies. Those two sections cover Ariana (AAU) and Remote Monitored Systems (RMS). I also look at MyHealthChecked (MHC) and at Catenae (CTEA).

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Bonkers becomes truly insane: A company with no revenue £300k cash and a £60m valuation - yet more shame on the FCA

I warned a couple of weeks ago that Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) was the most bonkers valuation on the market. Since then, it has got 30% more bonkers thanks to insanity and non news today.

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YU
YU
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Yu Group – Something does not add up here

AIM-listed alternative energy provider Yu Group (YU.) shares have been on a tear ever since it released a trading update on 26th January this year. The shares moved up from a previous close of 120p to close the day at 195p. Today, last seen, the stock is up to 355p having been as high as 370p but something just does not add up here.

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Ridgecrest shares unsuspended – Zak Mir must be creaming himself: let the insanity continue

I warned folks on 22 January that cash shell Ridgecrest (RDGC) was, at 3.1p, a £13.5 million accident waiting to happen. With folks such as the penny share hucksters at LSE Share talk, employers of disgraced promoter Zak Mir, in full on spiv mode, folks were piling in even though the company had cash of just £2 million and no other assets. It was insane. Still, if Zak says the shares are a buy…

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 stocks my pension bought today & the pot madness grows

Deep Throat has sent Winnileaks 2 confidential presentations for cannabis IPOs c.o low grade brokers Novum and Peterhouse. Novum bats for the Beckham linked Cellular Goods which I exposed here and it is so sleazy it includes a chart of the share price of the Zoetic (ZOE) fraud as a reason to buy. I discuss these companies as well as the Peterhouse play, Spinnaker Opportunies (SPO). If that opportunity knocks, I’ll pass. I look at Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) and discuss the two shares I bought and why: Red Rock Resources (RRR) and AEX Gold (AEXG).

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ShareProphets translation service – Bidstack ramp ahead of placing

Following its shocking lack of 2020 AND 2021 profits and disappearing cash warning on February 1, Bidstack (BIDS) is close to running on vapours with net current assets set to go negative by the end of May and cash set to run out before then. Oh dear. What to do? Ramp the shares ahead of a discounted placing from the Nomad and broker which signed off on the grossly misleading pre-Christmas trading statement, Stifel.

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JLP

The macro view on PGM's and Lithium

As a still loyal shareholder in Jubilee Metals (JLP), notwithstanding its penny share spiv Chairman, I take a keen interest in PGM prices where, my instinct, is that the outlook is very bright indeed. It is something I shall be chatting to Ross Norman about on video next week. Anyhow, in that context I thought you might enjoy this detailed note on PGM & Lithium prices from broker Fox Davies.

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Ridgecrest – now it is forced to make a statement but still the morons don’t get it. An RTO explained for morons including Zak Mir.

I warned you on Friday that with the scoundrel penny share spivs at LSE Sharetalk, the house of Zak Mir, ramping away, the 3p share price of AIM shell Ridgecrest (RDGC) was insane and that even broker Peterhouse which has only last Wednesday raised £2 million (gross) at 0.6p would be vaguely embarrassed. Indeed, that seems to be the case as now the company has been forced to issue a statement.

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Spread Betting Can Spread Misery Which Is Why I Won't Be Burned Again.

Hello Share Trundlers. Here’s a tip. If you have loads of shares don’t only use one broker. Remember the strife many of us had when Beaufort Securities went bust.  If you had more invested than the FCA’s compensation limit allowed you may have stood at one stage to be in peril of losing some shares. And although this turned out not to be the case, if you have more than £85.000 of shares or cash with one broker then, for safety, you probably need to open other accounts.

SNT
SNT
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Sabien – Truell-y, Madly, Deeply, this Peterhouse special stinks

Sabien (SNT) has been around for years developing boilers that were going to revolutionise the world. Whatever. Floated at 52p per share in 2006, its shares now trade at 0.1p after more catastrophic news. Losses to date are in excess of £5 million but at least it has been providing a steady source of coke and hookers cash for London’s Nomads, brokers, PR fluffies et al. Today came a real shocker.

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Bidstack – The share price tells you that Stifel has an urgently needed bailout placing underway

Bidstack (BIDS) managed to ramp its shares up to 13p the other day thanks to the follow on from a trading statement which was long on ramp but short on critical detail. That AIM Regulation allowed a company with a history of deceiving investors to issue such bollocks is another mark of infamy on its already soiled record. After the pump, you know what comes next and it looks to be underway.

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Inspirit – Pressure builds as a non-entity of a statement is released. SELL!!!

At 1.25pm AIM-listed POS Inspirit Energy (INSP) issued a statement relating to fellow AIM-listed Octagonal, where its CEO and Chairman John Gunn, and Finance Director Nilesh Jagatia also reside in the same roles,  whose subsidiary,  Global Investment Strategy is Inspirit’s sole broker – the very same subsidiary which has been charged by the SEC – alongside John Gunn, for aiding and abetting – with violating US broker-dealer registration provisions of the Securities Exchange Act 1934. Given that Jagatia and Gunn make up two thirds of the board of Inspirit, there clearly is a problem here!

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VRS
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Neill Ricketts Christmas Carol part 2

Try as he wanted, Neill could not quite rid his mind of thoughts of that ghostly apparition, the ghost of Christmas past. He tried counting sheep. But more and more of his shareholders kept running away. So he tried to count RNS statements about bogus deals and collaborations that had never amounted to anything. He started with non-deals from 2013 and this game kept him going for a good three quarters of an hour but at some point in mid 2017 he lost count. And at that very moment, the windows once again burst open and the room was filled with freezing cold air.

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Edison’s grossly misleading research on Dragon Sarah Willingham’s Nightcap – this is a monumental deception of retail investors

Edison has served up a research note on Sarah Willingham’s NightCap group which will soon list on AIM and is trying to raise £6 million, including from retail punters via Primary Bid. Edison is paid to produce its research so, like a hooker who never tells her clients that they have bad breath, a microscopic penis or unpleasant fungal growths, Edison says only nice things. But this promotion is downright misleading. It is a shocker as you can see HERE Let’s start with the opening paragraph.

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Deepverge and that December 1 Presentation at Turner Pope – no wonder the shares are tanking: read it and weep

Much ramped DeepVerge (DVRG) has very kindly put the presentation it gave on December 1 to lucky clients of its corporate broker, the esteemed house of Turner Pope, on its website. Have you read it? I have rarely seen a more compelling sell case in my life. No wonder the shares are tanking. Off another 10% today to 23.5p; I am slashing my target price from 10p to 5p.

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WSG
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Everything that is wrong with the City: as Westminster Group and sleazy Tony screw shareholders, the LSE lavishes praise

Three announcements came this morning from Westminster Group (WSG), the cash-guzzling AIM promote run by sleazy ex Tory MP Tony Baldry of 3DM infamy. All add to Tom Winnifrith’s 5th rule of investing: If the porcine piece of slime Tony Baldry is involved, sell.

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Bidstack – do the maths as a lack of sales warning is about due!

As at June 30, thanks to a grubby fund raise organised by Nomad and broker Stifel, Bidstack (BIDS) sat on £5.9 million of cash and bet current assets were only a tad lower. But as we approach Advent and the year end, that position has got much worse. When, I wonder, is the warning and official admission of that?

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LEK
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Lekoil of fake sheikh infamy – so when did the Nomad quit and why?

Lekoil (LEK) – the AIM casino company of fake sheikh infamy – has today announced that its Nomad, Strand Hanson, will quit with effect from 20 November, that is to say Friday. But fear not, discussions with another Nomad – one would assume the joint broker SP Angel which will act for anyone at all, no questions asked – are “advanced”.

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Letter to AIM Regulation: Tern & shamed Nomad & Broker Allenby MUST be investigated after hat-trick of smash and grab raids!

Another day brings yet another bailout placing for AIM listed sub scale investment company TERN (TERN). It will not be the last but AIM Regulation needs to investigate the circumstances of this placing for there is now a clear pattern of deception emerging. I have dropped the Oxymorons a letter today.

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Tern – Oh Dear….follow the man!

AIM-listed jam-tomorrow, next year, never, investment company Tern plc (TERN) has announced a TR-1 and…….oh dear, oh dear!…

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A Few Reasons Why Setting Share Price Targets Could Be Wide of the Mark

Hello, Share Choosers. With the markets closed, perhaps we could look at the practice of brokers and tipsters to set targets for share prices. In my humble view, the concept isn’t worth very much. And yet it persuades so many punters to buy or sell shares on these

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Tern – Revolving Door for Advisers: should shareholders be concerned? Oh yes!

Yesterday another adviser to AIM-listed jam tomorrow investment company Tern (TERN) has departed the building. We have already this year learnt that Tern’s Auditor slipped out of the back door under cover of night, and it is not so long ago that Allenby took on the role of Nomad, leaving one wondering if the former incumbents jumped or were pushed, shortly after Redleaf had vacated the PR role. Now Broker Whitman Howard has jumped ship. Should shareholders be concerned?

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Five Slam-Dunk sells for 2020 – September update as market madness continues

As the saying goes, these are unprecedented times. But I’m not talking so much about Covid-19 as the manic state of the markets, with special reference to the AIM Casino. And that brings me to my list of five slam-dunk sells for 2020.

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UJO
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Union Jack Oil – “Response to Market Speculation”… a bit late considering the recent share price!

On Thursday, there was a Response to Market Speculation” announcement from Union Jack Oil (UJO), noting “recent market speculation relating to a potential fundraising”

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Grim Reaper casts a long shadow over AIM as numbers continue to slump

We are almost back to 2003. That is the message from the London Stock Exchange’s latest AIM Factsheet (downloadable HERE) which shows that the number of casino chips on the world’s most successful growth market was down to just 825 at the end of August, against a peak of 1,694 companies back in 2007. AIM has more than halved in size.

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Letter to FCA & AIM Regulation: Suspend Verditek PLC NOW before more securities fraud committed

Maybe having a Tory grandee, Lord Willetts, as your chairman means that you are allowed to commit securities fraud with impunity on the AIM Casino? As I exposed yesterday HERE, that is most certainly what Verditek (VDTK) has been up to. Given that it is currently technically insolvent and its shares are being ramped on an industrial scale by disgraced tipster Mike Walters of 3DM, Polly Peck, Minmet, etc etc infamy and others, another placing must be imminent. I have today written to the Chocolate Teapots at the FCA and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation asking it to try to, for once, stop fraud.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: drilling into the shocking accounts of broker Novum and is this the crazy broker note that marks peak gold madness?

The note I refer to is from Align on Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV). I agree the shares are cheap. I own some! But are they as cheap as the note suggests? Nope. It is bonkers. I discuss its author and other peak cycle bonkers notes etched in my brain. I look at R4E (R4E) and why you should not follow Fraud. Then at the accounts from troubled broker Novum which came out yesterday. They are truly shocking and get a full debagging from me. I comment on Hammerson (HMSO) and illusory asset values and on Simec Atlantic (SAE) and – en passant – Hurricane Energy (HUR).

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Just how much financial trouble is broker Novum in and how did it manage to feck it up in this market?

Broker JubCap, whose financial woes we exposed here, is now in administration. It is an ex broker and not one that the world will miss. So who is next? Well, all the signs are that Novum, the bucket shop which employs king spiv Jon Bellis and has Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy working there even though he is not authorised to do so by the FCA, is in the merde. I suggested 66 days ago that its financials were so bad that the FCA needed to have a look and, for once, it seems the chocolate teapots have done more than that, acting on what I exposed. I count this as a win for the Sheriff so it’s ouzos all round at the Greek Hovel today.  But how is Novum in such a mess?

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Vela - a Peterhouse special on the way as shares suspended?

We hear that, until Covid struck, Vela (VELA) was working on an interesting RTO. But that is in the past. The reality is that the company is cash constrained and cannot repay a £550,000 bond due in a few weeks. So we have a Peterhouse special.  The shares are suspended at 0.07p until the deal is approved an EGM (which is a given) and so until August 26, we must wait.

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Supply@ME – Remembering the fraud Quindell and Equities First: Is this a carbon copy?

It was back in 2014 that ShareProphets nailed Rob Terry and his sidekicks after they did a stock loan with Equities First which turned out to be a discounted outright sale with an optional buyback clause, and spent a tiny proportion of the proceeds on buying a handful of extra Quindell shares. Of course, the transaction was presented to the market as them buying more stock when in fact they were selling vast quantities of shares – the killer punch being that those Equities First deals were non-recourse.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: was Chris Oil the first domino & a posterboy for our times?

I start with a few words on MineProphets. I hope you all had a good time today. I end with a few words on West Ham which has brought myself and my daughter some rare joy in these past 24 hours. In between, I discuss Versarien (VRS) and also the strange case of broker Jub Cap and Chris Oil and what it says about the strange times we live in. I also discuss whether being long gold really is a crowded trade.

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BREAKING: Is Jub Cap the next broker blow up? Is Chris Oil involved or Eurasia Mining?

The rumours are swirling as to why this has happened. But a statement on the London Stock Exchange website is clear. It reads:

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Zak Mir's kiss of death as I celebrate P45s for vermin journalists

I have spent most of the day recording videos for MineProphets and should warn you that Zak Mir has served up a double kiss of death. Anyway the content is - forgive my conceit - excellent so please book your seat now HERE.  In the podcast I discuss scumbags at Blue Rock Diamonds (BRD), Great Western Mining (GWMO) and its scumbag broker Novum, Kefi Minerals (KEFI) where I was wrong about something and Big Sofa (BST).

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Trafalgar – Ouzo for Tom Winnifrith as Akers takes stake: how high will the ramp take us?

It is ouzo time once again at Tom Winnifrith Towers: just 15 days ago he suggested that all was perhaps not at it might immediately seem at AIM-listed Trafalgar Property (TRAF) in that its disaster of a balance sheet with piles upon piles of debt – and thus, ordinarily, a slam-dunk sell –was tempered by the debt not being held at parent company level, but within subsidiaries. He suggested that disappearing and reappearing broker Peterhouse might  have a plan involving Chris Ackers and so it has proved.

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Supply@ME Capital – No-one is watching O’Clock admission of £224 million spoof: folks should be in jail for this

At 6.34 PM last night, well past no-one is watching O’Clock, Supply@ME Capital (SYME) snuck out interim results for the 12 months to March 31 2020. It is interims as the company is chaging its accounting date but that period encompasses 8 days as a Standard Listed company following the RTO into Abal Group. The loss? £225.177 million. WTF?

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Lyin' James Draper puts up not a cent as Bidstack raises bailout cash at just 4p

Having flogged £300,000 of shares at 20p last October 9 while sitting on a lack of sales and profits warning) Lyin’ James Draper, the CEO of Bidstack (BIDS) put not a cent into today’s £5.7 million bailout at just 4p. That tells you everything. Perhaps he is saving his cash for the next bailout due around Christmas?

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GAH
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Gable Insurance Holdings Inc – the £120 million black hole revealed: we did warn, who ignored us?

Between June and December 2016, I commented extensively in a series of article on the greed of William Dewsall, the CEO of Gable Insurance Holdings Inc, who extracted over £15 million in cash from the Group and its dire prospects, which to remind readers ended up being worthless when its insurance subsidiary company was placed into administration on 17 November 2016. Natch Nomad and broker Zeus and the oxymorons at AIM Regulation did nothing until it was too late.

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VAL
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Expose: ValiRx jumps on Covid bandwagon but it is a total spoof

Having failed to cure cancer, almost out of cash ValiRx (VAL) needs another story to ramp to allow its low-life brokers Peterhouse to get another discounted placing away to its spivvy flipper mates. Ahoy is that a bandwagon I see in the distance?  Yes it is the Covid Express. Time to jump aboard.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: correction on Skinbiotherapeutics share sale, an SP Angel insider dealing scandal? And is Opti's Steve O'Hara a liar like Bidstack's Draper?

I start with my training walk of yesterday for rogue bloggers for Woodlarks. i managed 12.5 laps before the sun got to me. In two weeks I must do 50. My next big walk is Tuesday - we are at 36% of target so please do donate HERE. Next up in hargreaves Lansdown (HL.), why not screw your customers as they seem to like it? Then onto share sales in Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) by Optibiotix (OPTI) and what appears to be a scandal involving broker SP Angel. I shall be going to the FCA tomorrow to ask for an enquiry. Finally is Steve O'Hara a liar like Lyin' James Draper of Bidstack (BIDS). Drunken Sailor who is suffering a GroupThink induced lockdown dementia thinks so and also that I am a ramper and should tell folks to sell. I discuss Drunken's concerns in light of a chat with O'Hara and an email from him which I read out.

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Attis Oil & Gas – another Peterhouse dilute and ramp underway

Attis Oil & Gas (AOGL) formerly Mayan Energy and Northcote Energy has long been a stain on the underbelly of the AIM casino. Today it enters a new chapter of infamy and once again the architect is broker Peterhouse Corporate Finance. Before today there were 3.9 billion shares in issue. Now, following a debt for equity swap and a placing at just 0.0115p, there are 14.7 billion and Peterhouse has been given enough warrants to take the fully diluted total to 15 billion.

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The stench at All Active Asset Management grows as the hound of small cap promotes climbs on board

I have covered the shenanigans at Peterhouse & Chris Akers ramp All Active Asset Management (AAA) a number of times, notably HERE.  At 2p it is valued at £15 million its net assets are, at best, £5 million. Now we have news of management change and this makes the stench ever more overwhelming.

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Bidstack AGM statement – utterly deceptive, how on earth did Nomad SPARK sign off on this?

Bidstack (BIDS) a company that is on the brink of insolvency with almost no cash has today issued an AGM statement that is so thoroughly deceptive in failing to explain the crisis the company faces that its Nomad Mark "the poltroon" Brady at SPARK should be censored for signing off on it.

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Letter to AIM Regulation: The Time to suspend Bidstack shares is NOW pending clarification

Despite incteasingly desperate attempts to ramp its share price, AIM dog Bidstack (BIDS)  sees its stock marooned at 6p. Interestingly, the spread is wide enough to drive a bus through, indicating market makers are aware that either one last ramp but also that a deeply discounted bailout placing may be imminent. But the bare fact is that the company cannot both meet May payroll and satisfy short term liabilities. As such, its shares should surely be suspended pending clarification of its financial position. I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation today making this request.

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An open letter to 40 AIM CEOs – you just cannot screw private investors this time

With share prices on the up but earnings & transaction visibility almost nil every CEO should be considering a fund raise. It would be irresponsible not to do so. Yet most of them are prepared to do so in a way the needlessly screws private investors. This cannot go on. I have today written to the CEOs of 40 companies. The letter follows

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OUZO TIME! URU Metals – As predicted, fundraise and a stunning death spiral announced after-hours as company misleads. TIMBER.......

What a complete and total POS. As I pointed out (yet again) yesterday, AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) was technically insolvent and for no apparent reason the shares had marched up to 200p, overvaluing this outfit by…..er….200p. Needless to say, the directors had a duty to raise money and at no-one-is-watching o’clock last night (4.56pm) we learnt that they had. But the company misleads over the massive 57.5% discount – and that is a best case scenario – and the company is STILL technically insolvent.

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Bidstack : Broker Stifel is ‘avin’ a Turkish with one of the crappiest notes in history

The key phrase in today’s research report on Bidstack (BIDS) from broker Stifel is “Stifel does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this report. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decision.” Put another way, Bidstack runs out of cash in a few weeks, needs to get a bailout placing away with Stifel which will earn 5% commission on that. The report is truly dire.

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On Results day I misquote Mark Twain: Bidstack – a hole in the balance sheet run by a liar

Calendar 2019 results from Bidstack (BIDS) are predictably dismal but what screams out as the most massive sell signal on earth is not what is said but what the company and its boss Lyin’ James Draper does NOT tell you.

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VAL
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ValiRX the latest ramp from broker Peterhouse – the confetti issuance specialists

Here we go again.  Grace Slick could have been thinking of Peterhouse’s antics – as exposed here -  when penning her most famous number “When logic and proportion, Have fallen sloppy dead” Exactly. So what is the ValiRx (VAL) white rabbit?

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Red Flags at Night: Conroy Gold and Natural Resources – the (rubber?) cheque is still in the post (honest guv’)

Back on 2 April, AIM-listed jam-next-century gold play (apparently) Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR) finally got around to fessing up that its much celebrated fundraise six weeks previously has seen a shortfall in that £188,000 of the £302,500 supposedly raised (ie well over half) had not arrived. The whole episode stank of AIM Rules breaches and a letter duly landed on Oxymoron-in-chief Marcus Stuttard’s desk. We were told a further update would follow as soon as possible and in classic Red Flags at Night fashion, yesterday at 4.51pm on a Friday evening – no-one-is-watching o’clock – the update duly arrived. Now if all the money had arrived, I reckon we would have found out at a more normal time like 7am……

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: chatting with Nigel Wray and tweeting back to the Banning Buffoon

The Dark Destroyer, aka Matt Earl, has branded Andrew Monk, the Banning Buffoon for his call to ban shorting in a fiery twitter exchange. I discuss why Matt is right on all counts. I chatted to Nigel Wray, Britain's Buffett, at length today about the markets, individual shares, the coronavirus, the shape of the recession, consumer attitudes and most interestingly about commercial property, which he knows a bit about. I also discuss Sosandar (SOS), Finncrap (FCAP), Arden (ARDN), WH Ireland (WHI) and other Nomad/brokers and when the FCA will have to step in to check their solvency. Finally a few words on the Government's daft £330 billion loan scheme.

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Trafalgar Property: you’ve got to be having a laugh with this!

AIM-listed Trafalgar Property (TRAF) has made a total shambles of being a housebuilder in a housing boom. It listed on AIM in 2013 and at the last count was sporting just £14,000 of cash as at 18 December and recorded shareholder funds of MINUS £2.9 million at the end of September in its interims released at 4.23pm on the Friday before Christmas. Now it wants to utilise its property development skills to move into hydroponics – growing vegetables in test-tubes! Oh....

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 5 weeks to save Bidstack with a bailout placing

In today's podcast I look at the overall market bloodbath asking whether we see capitulation and a buying opportunity or if things could get much worse. I look at Bidstack and the speed at which it must complete a bailout placing, at Blue Jay Mining (JAY) and the antics of its disgraced Nomad and broker SP Angel, at Versarien (VRS) and the true import of today's free podcast and finally at AFC Energy (AFC) one of the most overvalued stocks on AIM.

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DEV
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Letter to FCA – has Dev Clever committed blatant Securities Fraud, please investigate now!

As Dev Clever (DEV) is not on AIM but on the Official List it is the FCA that bears sole responsibility for regulating its activities and which should now be investigating whether the company has committed blatant securities fraud. I have written to the chocolate teapots explaining why an urgent investigation is needed into the company and its directors.

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Exclusive Breaking News: Bahamas Petroleum tries £10 million placing, flops and is now pulled

On January 6 Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) announced that it was raising £2 million at 2p from a Bahamas based fund. On January 30th it issued a ramptastic roadmap to drilling RNS and the shares rocketed. What more did oily spiv Jerry Keen and his colleagues at broker Shore Cap need to whir into action.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bat soup worries - should we sell becuase of the China Virus?

In short no, although this virus could well be far larger than some folks (Lucian) think. Elsewhere I discuss useless research from broker Goetz and Optibiotix (OPTI), Future (FUTR), Amigo (AMGO), Iconic (ICON), Oracle (ORCP) and Petra Diamonds (PDL)

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ValiRx – petty cash placing to keep the lights on. How many Brokers does this £0.9m company need?

When I first commented on AIM-listed cancer drug developer ValiRx (VAL) back in 2016 the shares had just seen a pump’n’dump which pushed the stock up to 21p before a placing at just 12p. Now the stock is just 0.1p and on a market cap of £0.9m (source: ADVFN): never mind the 90% club, this is a fully paid up member of the 99% club. And now we have a placing for just £200,000 gross…..and Broker number three joins the fray, although as Tom Winnifrith points out the RNS will have to be reissued. How on earth can you justify paying three broker retainers for a company worth less than a million pounds?

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Red flags at (nearly) night: Trafalgar Property delivers interims at 4.23pm – and what happened to Peterhouse?

AIM-listed property company Trafalgar Property (TRAF) has been a serial deliverer of bad news since it came to AIM and yesterday was no exception as it served up yet another round of disastrous results as it reported interims at 4.23pm in the run-up to Christmas – truly no-one-is-watching o’clock. And what happened to its sole broker, Peterhouse?

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: All about Bidstack, a stock that remains at least 90% overvalued

I am sorry to say that NoGold has not yet been in touch about the £50 he owes me. Shame, shame. In today's podcast I look at Bidstack (BIDS), the lies, the dire warnming it is sitting on, the role of a house broker, the looming cash crisis and the joke valuation.

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WH Ireland – Excuses are like Arseholes…but repitition of them is boring

On March 5 this year struggling, cash guzzling, pensioner mugging & free speech denying, Nomad and Broker WH Ireland raised £4.9 million at 45p saying that “Following a broad review of the Group's likely future regulatory capital requirements and in particular, the Group's regulatory capital buffers, the Directors believe the Placing will ensure that the Group has sufficient resources in place to satisfy the FCA's present capital adequacy requirements.” Wind forward just 8 months and 1 day and….

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ref the photo below, questions, questions & more questions for Versarien

In today's podcast I look at the news for Neil Woodford dog Xeros (XSG) and what it says about the company, its new Nomad and Broker FinnCap (FCAP) and about the hapless auditors at Grant Thornton Leeds. Then with reference to the photo below it is questions, questions, questions for shameless share ramper Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS)

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Xeros - revolutionary washing machine rinses Woodford away: placing at just 1p but shares down to 0.93p. Grim Reaper time.

Neil Woodford Uber-dog Xeros Technology (XSG), the great man’s revolutionary washing machine outfit, announced a rescue bailout placing at just 1p at almost lights-out yesterday – 3.46pm, just two minutes after announcing the appointment of FinnCrap as its Nomad and Sole Broker. Times must be really tough for FinnCrap, I guess any retainer will do when you have bills to pay. But forget's Finncap's abandonment of claims that it only acts for quality companies, the real story here is that the losses for Neil Woodford’s former investors at WEIF and WPCT are staggering – and now look set to hit 100% as the stock is trading below the placing price.

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Tern, Allenby Capital & Whitman Howard: Another request to FCA & AIM Regulation for formal investigation

This morning we discover that AIM listed jam tomorrow purveyor Tern (TERN) has again passed the hat around with a discounted placing raising £1.75 million at 11.15p. But it was only able to get a placing away at that share price because of spurious rumours which the company and its advisors must have been aware of and which it did nothing to quosh. I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and to the chocolate teapots at the FCA requesting an urgent investigation into the company, its Nomad Allenby and broker Whitman Howard. It is not as if Tern does not have form in this respect.

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Nomad & broker Strand Hanson 2018 Results - just how grim is it on the AIM casino?

As the recently published ( just days before deadline)  Strand Hanson accounts for the year ended 31 December 2018 show,  life was tough in 2018 for AIM Casino Nomads and brokers. But it could get much worse as the annual report, below, makes clear...

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Letter to AIM regulation and FCA re Bidstack – request for investigation into market abuse & more

My comrade Evil Banksta has today exposed how AIM listed Bulletin Board darling Bidstack (BIDS) has misled investors and is also clearly sitting on a lack of profits and sales warning. For the former naughtiness the FCA should open an enquiry at once into possible market abuse, for the latter AIM regulation must force a statement. Being a fine upstanding citizen I have today written to the regulators. My missive follows:

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RBD
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Top broker Andrew Monk of VSA defends Shareprophets for doing its job & exposing discounted placings

As Andrew Monk of VSA, rightly, says in his morning email, Shareprophets and I do not need defending but he does so anyway. Punters are pissed off that we reveal placings such as that of Reabold (RBD) last week. Would they honestly prefer that companies just ramped shares via ramptastic RNS's and podcasts with Justin the Clown so they overpaid in the secondary market ahead of a discounted placing to City insiders and spivs? Really? Do my critcs really enjoy such financial flaggelation so others can prosper?  Anyhow Monk goes on thus: 

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BPC
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Winnileaks Exclusive: Bahamas Petroleum responds to ShareProphets & dissembles

Earlier today I revealed that Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) was trying to raise $25 million. It could not do it at 1.4p so is now trying at 1.2p and that it has had to rope in bucket shop brokers such as Novum and Cornhill shows that it is struggling. The company has responded but, thanks to Winnileaks, it has dissembled as I demonstrate  with an email that has fallen into my hands as you can see below.

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BPC
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SCOOP: Bahamas Petroleum - $25 million placing ahoy, at 1.2p!

I now have it double sourced that Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) is struggling to get away a placing to raise $25 million. At 1.875p the market cap is £29 million.

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I3E
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I3Energy: If I need clarity, then so does the Nomad! Still uninvestable!

I3Energy (I3E) has caused Gary Newman and then I to comment. It’s also caused the Nomad and Broker WH Ireland to comment. I called for the company to clarify what the heck was going on and it looks like WH Ireland agrees with me- it seems to have no more idea than I do! How can the company’s nomad and broker decline to put any value on the equity? Perhaps fair equity value is less than the debt? What a farce!

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Optibiotix at 44p worth 97p says its broker Goetz

 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...

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The stench of Neil Woodford makes IP Group uninvestable whatever Jefferies says

In today's podcast I look at Mobile Streams (MOS), Xeros Group (XSG), what causes Neil Woodford to call it a day and how the stench of his activites makes IP Group (IPO) uninvestable at any price whatever broker Jefferies says in a note today.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: should Carson Block of Muddy Waters go to jail for his Burford antics

I start with the threat of a UK recession, piffle tweeted by the lunatic David Lammy MP, the link to Brexit (minimal) and the stockmarket implications. Then onto Burford (BUR) where events move apace but the company seems to think bear raider Carson Block of Muddy Waters is in legal hot water. Instinctively I side with Block, however if today's Mail is correct and he has closed much of his short while still issuing bearish tweets then is he any better than Chris Oil on Sefton or shamed broker SP Angel on Blue Jay (JAY). On that basis....

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Inspirit – anything to tell us?

SVS, which is now in special administration, was the sole broker to AIM-listed Inspirit (INSP) so it is now operating without a broker – contrary to AIM Rule 1, which technically means it should be suspended forthwith. You might think that a little harsh, since there is no way Inspirit could have known its broker would have the lights turned out for it by the FCA all of a sudden. I daresay AIM Regulation is allowing a grace period for former SVS clients to sign up with another spivvy bottom-end of AIM broker. Inspirit announced on Monday that it would make a further announcement in due course, noting the demise of its (now former) broker. But here is the thing...

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

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

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Updated # 2- SVS Securities shutting down

Updated: The rumour is SVS Securities is shutting for business. Is this the end for broker to esteemed enterprises such as Westminster Group (WSG) and Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) and another sign of how tough things are developing for brokers at the lower end of AIM? Certainly, calling the company has not seen anyone pick up the phone to us...er yes: all staff were asked to leave the building at 11 AM. Expect a forman announcement on Monday. So much for the FCA keeping investors informed...

IQE
IQE

Reader Poll: IQE appoints new Nomad and broker so what price is the bailout placing?

We warned you two days before the most recent profits warning from IQE that one was on the way, HERE,  and when it arrived it meant that the company was a slam dunk cert to need a bailout placing. Today we discover that Canaccord has been axed as Nomad and replaced by Peel Hunt while Citigroup joins the party as co broker. This can only mean one thing, that bailout placing is imminent. So with the shares at 52.4p on Friday (and overvalued at that) at what price do you think the placing will be at? Vote below with a deadline of midnight tonight.

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TCM
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Telit – has its broker quit and the company neglected to mention it?

On May 22nd  2019 Telit Communications (TCM) issued an RNS with co broker Berenberg as one of the contacts. From the RNS of June 6 onwards Berenberg’s name has been missing from all releases. So is there, yet again, something that this company, founded by mortgage fraudster and fugitive from justice Uzi Katz, is not telling us?

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OTB
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On The Beach: Top broker predicts THREE profits warnings, lashes poor quality of City analysis

In a private email to key clients a top broker has today suggested that, £600 million capitalised (at 460p),  On The Beach (OTB) will have served up THREE profits warnings by early 2021 and that the shares are worth 300p, tops. I have obtained that email which is below:

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Oh dear, Neil Woodford. Purplebricks – is the writing on the wall for a fundraise, as you desperately try to sell?

AIM-listed POS Purplebricks (PURP) has just announced the appointment of Citigroup Global Markets as joint corporate broker to act alongside existing broker Peel Hunt. If that is not a sign that a fundraise is coming, I don’t know what is.

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Live Company – another AIM Casino POS caught lying

And clueless Marcus Stuttard at AIM Regulation wonders why the AIM Casino is regarded as such a joke? How about because companies are able to lie to investors without sanction? I flagged up BlueJay earlier for telling a monstrous porky, now here is another, Live Company (LVCG).’

JAY
JAY
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Explosive: BlueJay lies to investors - does anyone care?

Yesterday the grotesquely overvalued spoof that is BlueJay Mining (JAY) was forced to  issue a statement relating to its 2018 results in which it stated that the December 31 2018 cash and cash equivalents position was £8.8 million. But below you will find an investor presentation which you can read in full here which was published on 12 March 2019...

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Rose Petroleum – your RNS share issue statements are a farce & contain blatant lies

On 11 April Rose Petroleum (ROSE) announced that Mr Robert Bensh was buying £275,000 of shares in the company at 1.1p to take a 14% stake and would become chairman with immediate effect. Er….

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I'm not surprised to see the EVR Holdings share price drop and would continue to avoid it

Last week I wrote a piece here about how I expected the market to react badly when EVR Holdings (EVRH) released its final results for 2018, so I wasn’t surprised to see a drop of around 25% in the share price when that news subsequently came.

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FLX

Falanx – new Nomad broker – an upgrade: STRONG BUY

This is good news. Falanx (FLX) has made it clear that it does not need to place again to execute its business plan and to get itself into material profitability. We would hope for a formal trading statement within the next month or so very much confirming this and an improvement in profitability.

BPC
BPC

Bahamas Petroleum Pump & Dump – I do hope shareholders were lubed up, this will hurt

A month ago shares in cash strapped Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) traded at 1.2p which was probably generous. for this company has struggled for years to secure the farm in partner it needs to drill its acreage in the Caribbean. But then things started to happen.

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A Malcolm Stacey share tip where the company has misled investors hugely

Actually I am being generous. One might suggest that certain undergarments are look very combustible. I am sure that when Malcolm becomes aware of this he will wish to revisit his position. This is a scandal, the company has declined to comment and its advisors do not seem to give a damn either, their excuses are risible.

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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: WH Ireland is a shit-show (as predicted) but this is an industry in crisis

In this bonus bearcast I comment on today's lack of profits warning from WH Ireland (WHI) and the bailout placing now underway which I had predicted. I look at WH Ireland and its woes but it is symptomatic of an industry in crisis. FinnCrap (FCAP) must warn sooner or later and most of the rest of the Nomad/brokers already have. What is needed is massive wage cuts across the board. Thankfully for supliers of coke and hookers, that will not happen which means a structural and cyclical crisis will claim more casualties soon. If you enjoyed this slating of the City's broken business model why not support the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE.

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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: An official statement re Cheryl Cole and "imminent" action

Please remember that i do occassionally lapse into Parody thus while the first few minutes of this podcast concern the nation's sweetheart and most talented chanteuse, my real concern is the scandal at Blue Jay Mining (BYAY) unearthed by today's RNS. I cover the role of shamed promoter Old Mother Michael Walters, disgraced broker John Meyer of SP Angel of the Mysquar (MYSQ) fraud shame and of course the company itself. There should be a full investigation and heads need to roll after almost two and a half years of the market being misled. If you enjoyed this podcast please support the EIGHT rogue bloggers for Woodlarks with a small donation HERE

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Catenae Innovation announces placing warrants on fantastic terms - for the warrant holders anyway!

I’ve never been a fan of Catenae Innovation (CTEA), but I know that some of the other ShareProphets writers are more bullish on it and that it has been making some progress with its business.

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Photo Article: Mercantile Ports – just where has all the money gone? Target 0p

The fact that Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) is run by a crook and has misled investors on a serial basis over many years is not in doubt. Yet greedy City financiers, notably Nomad & broker Lagos Securities (CNK)  continue to earn vast sums raising cash for this POS which claims to be making progress on building a new port in Bombay, India. The photos below demonstrate that is just plain horse.

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Shore Cap takeover of Stockdale shows what a joke valuation Finncap enjoys

With every other Nomad/broker in town having issued a profits warning in the past few months it is only a matter of time before FinnCrap (FCAP) has to 'fess up to. But quite amazingly the shares still trade at their IPO price of 28p valuing FinnCrap at £47 million which today’s ShoreCap (SGR) purchase of rival Stockdale shows to be a joke.

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WSG

Westminster Group led by disgraced former Tory MP Tony Baldry: discount placing ten days after mega ramp

The behaviour of Westminster Group (WSG) chaired by disgraced ex Tory MP , Sir Tony Baldry of 3DM fraud infamy, displays everything that is worst about the AIM Cesspit. Today we have a £500,000 placing via newly appointed joint broker the low -life team at SVS. But just ten day ago it was all so different.

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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Finncap Je t'accuse re the AAOG debacle - everything that is wrong with the AIM Casino

In this bonus podcast, recorded at a Motorway service station, I look at the Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) debacle and THREE massive failings by the Nomad and broker FinnCrap (FCAP). I raise questions about FinnCap it cannot answer but also show why this eiposde flags up the conflict of interest issue which is the cancer destroying the whole of AIM. The home truths will make uncomfortable listening for many.

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BCN

Bacanora Lithium at 26p worth 115p - VSA initiates coverage...whatever

VSA Resources is house broker to Bacanora (BCN) but has visited its operations and come back initiating its coverage with a detailed report, below.

Numis statement shows why FinnCap’s IPO today is such a stinker

FinnCrap (FCAP) has today listed on AIM having raised £3.75 million of new monies while insiders dumped £1.25 million of shares on mug punters. Unfortuanately for smug Sam Smith and the FinnCrap team a statement on current trading from Numis (NUM) shows just why FinnCrap rushed to get its own IPO away and why it should be avoided like the plague.

This Week’s Tip Activity: Barratt Developments, AO World and Mitie Group

Just under 200 UK companies have been tipped by 16 brokers and 26 professional tipsters tracked by Stockomendation during the last seven days. Overall tip sentiment was positive for a majority of tipped companies (70%), and negative for a small minority (10%). In this week’s issue, we highlight the most frequently tipped company, as well as those firms with the highest consensus positive and negative ratings.

Were you a Milestone Group shareholder between September & December 2016? Want your money back?

This is not a story about Milestone (MSG) now known as Catenae (CTAE) or even its former CEO Deborah White who should have been sent to prison for what she did there. Instead it is about a corrupt City broker which deserves to be brought to task.

TOM
TOM

TomCo – London’s broker of worst repute quits claiming association damages its reputation

SVS Securities did a bailout placing for the fraud MySquar (MYSQ) days before its downfall, knowing full well that the company was a wrong ‘un. That had to be reversed PDQ as it emerged that the ex CEO had half inched almost a million quid..  Suffice to say it will act for almost anyone and its reputation is of being a thoroughly low grade and morally bankrupt operation. So when it quits an account to protect its reputation you know that the company in question is toxic. Welcome to long time uber dog Tomco (TOM)

Columbus Energy Resources at 3.7p worth 21.4p ( was 25p)

Following the recent placing, the house - thus not impartial - broker VSA has rejigged ita valuation for Columbus Energy (CERP) in the detailed note below. The price target comes down from 25p to 21.4p to reflect the dilution but at 3.7p the stance remains buy. I agree with the conclusion but am not so sure that the price target is not a tad ambitious.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm kids himself, FinnCrap & Sam Smith must be desperate to IPO right now, why?

I start by referring you to a video just up of my labour of love, the Greek Hovel, which you can see HERE. Then I take apart the bullish nonsense about the stockmarket Malcolm Stacey served up yesterday HERE.  Finally I look at IPOs planned for the next few weeks such as that of Sam Smith's FinnCap and broker AJ Bell. Why oh why go now? Surely they are both either mad or desperate? I discuss in detail why both should be avoided like the plague, referring also to the Funding Circle IPO debacle.

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FDP
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First Derivatives - are its reported earnings real? After 20 years is KPMG sure?

A few days ago I showed hard evidence that the 2002 IPO of First Derivatives (FDP) was based on false earnings. That was dismissed by supporters as being so long ago that it did not matter. It does! But how about we move to the issue of whether reported earnings in the past three years are "real" or cooked up. I suggest it may well be the latter in which case the stock is going to tank at some stage, soon, when investors realise this. Let me explain...

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AIM Focus: Broker and Tipster Sentiment

It’s been an eventful week on AIM. Patisserie Holdings’ (CAKE) announcement of “significant, and potential fraudulent, accounting irregularities” on Wednesday blindsided the investment community. Urals Energy (UEN) is comparatively smaller, but the company’s discovery of an unauthorised loan made with its funds – meaning the firms “working capital position will be significantly constrained” – brought some more unwanted bad press; UEN shares slid 31.3% since the announcement. With AIM firms making the news, we take at the current state of broker and tipster sentiment towards AIM over the last 30 days.

This Week’s Trading Updates: Broker and Tipster Sentiment

It’s been a busy week in the markets, with a number of big names announcing their latest figures. In this week’s article, we cover broker and tipster reaction to a handful of trading updates that have attracted our attention over the last seven days.

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FinnCrap - a disgrace to the City

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.

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Chris Oil, for it was he, and the Angus Energy market abuse

Brokerman Dan Levi has again today insisted that Angus Energy (ANGS) is doing a placing. It will clearly have to do one at some stage soon but right now Daniel is being played, as was I last week. I sense market abuse here and once again the name Chris Oil, a man with form when it comes to market abuse and other nonsense, comes to the fore.  As a reminder

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Updated: Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Angus Energy, the ramping, the placing (or not) & the sordid truth of Tidswell's share trades it needs to admit to

Update. Two thirds of this podcast stands. The ramping and share dealing comments are 100% fair and very serious. But there is no placing as this podcast suggests  - I was "played" as explained HERE. David Lenigas is leading the ramping of Angus Energy (ANGS) shares as you can see below. A placing is on the runway,  Then there is the issue of the shares sales by America 2030 of shares ex CEO and Company founder Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorious claimed to own as we reported here. Quite simply what Angus stated in RNS statements which is what we reported is not what happened and it has failed to acknowledge that and what has happened since. Until it does new Nomad and broker Stockdale must surely stop any placing going ahead - there will be one one day. Listen and despair of the AIM Casino. 

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RBD

Updated: Reabold - £10 million discounted placing underway: source

A reliable City source tells me that Reabold (RBD) spent much of yesterday attempting to get a £10 million fund raising away.  If this is the case it is going to have to be at a steep discount and the shares are trading down 9% at 0.75p-0.85p indicating something is afoot. I have contacted house broker Turner Pope giving it the chance to deny and…

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the mounting Andalas Badger scandal, a real test case for the AIM Casino

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.

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SOS
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Sosandar – House Broker Shore slaps on a price target of 50p, but is it too low?

Shore Capital is the recently appointed house broker (and Nomad) to AIM-listed online ladies wear outfit Sosandar (SOS) and is thus hardly going to publish a sell note. Last night it released a broker note which has dropped into my inbox, and it has slapped a “present fair value” price of 50p on the shares. Normally one might treat such notes with a bit of caution for over-egging the pudding – after all, this broker note tells us that it is a marketing communication and as such I would expect the best case scenario to be put. But in this case I wonder about that. Here is why...

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Alba Minerals – Bluejay Conundrum 3 – Jorc light about to be shone on material disjoint in value

There is one aspect of the latest commentary from Align Research regarding Alba (ALBA) and BlueJay (JAY) with which I disagree strongly. Align argues that Alba must be cheap becuase it has similar assets to Bluejay and the Horse Hill stocks yet trades on a fraction of the ratings of Bluejay and the HH stocks. Surely it could just be that "the field" are grossly overvalued? Of Course I have very real issues with Bluejay and its shamed Nomad and broker SP Angel of MySquar infamy. But over to Align which opines:

Newsboy

Experience can pay off for professional share tipsters

“There is nothing like losing all you have in the world for teaching you what not to do. And when you know what not to do in order not to lose money, you begin to learn what to do in order to win. Did you get that? You begin to learn!”

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With Share Prices So Perky, How About a Few Tips on How Many Stocks You Should Turn into Cash?

Hello Share Swampers. Ok, so you're wise enough to subscribe for less than £1.50 a week to this wonderful website for quick news that the share you bought is unreliable - as so often happens. But are you wise enough to hold the correct proportion of your assets in cash to suit the current share climate? If you're not certain, allow me to remind you of some classic tips.

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JAY
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BlueJay Mining - the 1 simple question SP Angel refuses to answer - why?

My patience with BlueJay Mining (JAY) and its Nomad and broker SP Angel is now wearing thin. Yesterday I explained how the two grotestquely misled investors with an RNS. I have emailed John Meyer at SP Angel today with a follow up question which he and his firm just seem unwilling to answer. It is a critical question and the silence is deafening.

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

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.

Broker and tipster sentiment differs towards newly-listed companies

Newly-listed firm Cake Box (CBOX) has been making headlines, as its share price rocketed over 40% in the space of a few days since the company’s IPO last week. Meanwhile, speculation continues to mount over the specifics regarding Aston Martin’s expected IPO later in the year. With new listings making the news, we take a look this week at broker and tipster stances towards firms following their admission to the London Stock Exchange. Using IPO data going back to the beginning of 2015, we retrieved broker and tipster recommendations in the calendar year following each new listing. A “Buy” or “Risky Buy” rating is scored as a 5, a “Hold” rating as a 3 and a “Sell” or “Avoid” rating as a 1. The data throws up some interesting results, which are summarised in the two charts below.

THR
THR

A broker lashes out at Thor Mining predicts shares to halve again

I know sweet FA about Thor Mining (THR) other than its CEO knows a lot about snakes from his time in the field. And that is it, so I make no comment about what follows other than to say that in this private email sent to the chosen few the broker has not held back and has used very un-broker-esque language. He opines:

Columbus Energy at 4.7p offer worth 26p – VSA

Okay, VSA Resources is the house broker so it is paid to be bullish but could these shares really be a five bagger plus? Analyst Oliver O’Donnell reckons so and opines:

EXCLUSIVE: Shore Cap sounding out investors on £5 million UK Oil & Gas placing: struggling - source

As noted many times, but most recently in bearcast yesterday, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is running on fumes. It quite simply does not have the cash to both cover its (bloated) PLC costs and fulfil its exploration commitments for the rest of calendar 2018. Thus a City source close to the situation tells us that ShoreCap is - as we speak - sounding out investors about a £5 million placing. And it is struggling to find any demand.

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Disillusionment!!! And Why I May Ditch My Portfolio and Buy the Next Picasso, Instead.

Hello Share Braves. I’m so disgusted with the sort of person who’s now common and becoming more frequent in Shareland, that I’m actively pursuing other ways to glean an honest income from my pile. You only have to look at what Tom is having to put up with these days to have sympathy with my current jaundiced view of the Big City.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: can I divorce the Mrs for not knowing who David Moyes is? And when is Sound out of cash?

"So who is this David Moyes?" Asked the Mrs after I said that he had been sacked. Surely not knowing who is the (now ex) manager of West Ham is grounds for divorce or at least a trip to Relate?  I ponder what as a Republican I should do tomorrow before hoping that both sides lose the FA Cup Final. Then I turn to the looming cash crisis at Sound Energy (SOU) how my most excellent broker, Mr Antony Laiker, stopped me being a real tit and losing a packet on Interquest (ITQ), at Scotgold (SGZ) and at Carpetright (CPR).

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FinnCap - Premaitha at 7p worth 12p

It is the house broker so not impartial. I think the target for Premaitha (NIPT) is too low and bought more shares this morning in the secondary market. But here is the Finncap take in a 20 page note:

Audioboom - Karma for Rob Proctor with his fecking cornflakes: RTO pulled, almost bankrupt

I cannot hide my pleasure at today's catastrophic news from Audioboom (BOOM). Media companies should believe in free speech - Rob Proctor's outfit buckled at once forcing me to move bearcast elsewhere. And now Proctor's company faces possible bankruptcy in four weeks time. Ha fucking ha. This is a shambles.

Malcolm-On-Motorcycle

Why You Need Shareprophets More than Ever, If You Hope to Make Big Money in Shareland.

Hello Share Trippers. At the grand opening of that great Global Group Uk Investor Show just passed, Nigel Wray, perhaps Britain’s sagest investor, our own Warren Buffet, observed that the private investor gets a poor deal all round. How very true. The gathering of 3,000 of you at Westminster really did give PIs a voice, it is a start.

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The Beaufort Affair. We Cannot Let the Administrators Have Their Way. The Segregation of Assets Must Be Respected.

Hello, Share Buyers. Like me, you probably have a nasty taste in your mouth over the way the insolvency of the broker Beaufort Securities is being handled. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that ring-fenced share and cash accounts were not secure. And my inquiries of professionals in the Big City shows that most of them were unaware of such loopholes either.

Beggar

PWC Confirms: All Beaufort client cash and securities safe but it is a mess

Beaufort clients will get their cash and shares back but it looks as if it may take a while. Special Administrators to the City broker, PWC, has just written to all customers and it looks as if this is an almighty mess. I suspect there are a few connected with Beaufort who will be sweating. PWC writes:

BMV
BMV

Buy Bluebird Merchant Ventures at 3.8p - target 12.8p or higher

Okay, Bluebird (BMV) is a corporate client of broker SP Angel so take this report with a pinch of salt but analyst John Meyer is no fool - although he sometimes lacks a sense of humour. And the 24 page report is very detailed. And of course we own the shares and I do think they are cheap at 3.8p although I'm not sure that i am as optimistic as Meyer. Anyhow, he is the expert and writes: 

SNT
SNT

Sabien Technology – looking back over a (correctly called) Steve Moore dog

Thumbing through the top list of losers today I can’t help but notice that AIM-listed Sabien Technology (SNT) is top dog, so to speak, having dropped 36% today on no news. I wonder what is behind this drop! Does somebody know something?

Malcolm

Why I'm Sorry to See Beaufort Go

Hello, Share Tickers. Search the financial pages as I might, I could find no mention that Beaufort Securities has fallen into liquidation. It seems that to the press, the BBC et al, the fact that a broker with 20,000 private clients goes bust doesn’t count for anything.

Dead-Donkey

BREAKING: High Profile City broker Beaufort Securities put into administration by the FCA

Its troubles started with a rogue salesman last year. Beaufort fessed up and compensated clients but the FCA insisted on a total overhaul of its compliance systems and clients found themselves unable to withdraw cash for a while. Broking is a tough business anyway with the staff demanding the fat via bonuses in good years and the shareholders picking up the tab in bad years. And so that run in with the FCA was the straw that broke this camel's back. The FCA said it feared Beaufort was insolvent and so...

Hemogenyx shares soar 117% after two tweets - is this the new RNS? Surely this is a bit naughty

Is @HemoGenyx the corporate account of HemoGenyx (HEMO)? Sadly PR poltroon Paul "Queenie" McManus of Walbrook and pouting brokerette Lucy Williams of Peterhouse have yet to return my calls as I pose this question. But since the lamentable Walbrook has tweeted directed to @HemoGenyx in the past they are either complete idiots (well they are) or that is all the confirmation one needs. Which makes the last two tweets on this account all the more outrageous. You can see them below. Bear in mind there has been no supporting RNS.

R4E
R4E

Reach4Entertainment Trading Statement - really not impressed by PR idiots but strong hold at worst

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has served up a trading statement which is, to use the technical term, nonsensical bollocks. But the shares are a very strong hold, at worst, at 1.95p.

FLX
FLX

Falanx shares to double & video interview with CEO Mike Read

As it happens, I reckon that Falanx (FLX) shares, which we own, are a stand out buy as well after yesterday's superb news. My thoughts will follow in due course. First up is the joint broker, Beaufort, with its thoughts and its video interview with boss Mike Read. 

OBT
OBT

Obtala - house broker VSA slashes target but still sees shares doubling from here

In the wake of the recent fund raise by Obtala (OBT), the company's house broker VSA has slashed its price target from 36p to 25p but it is forecasting EPS of 1.6p for calendar 2018 and with massive asset backing, explains in a detailed note out today, why the shares will double from the current  12.625p mid. We own the shares and, for what it is worth, I agree with analyst Edward Hugo.

FLX
FLX

Falanx shares to double to 10p

You know that I am bullish on Falanx (FLX) after its recent trading statement, I explained why and gave hard forecasts HERE. House broker Beaufort is p;aid to be bullish so take its words with a pimch of salt. However...

BOS
BOS

BOS Global shares suspended pending clarification and they even fecked that statement up

The statement from BOS Global (BOS) saying that its shares were being suspended pending clarification had to be released twice as the fucktards currently in charge got it wrong first time around. That says it all really.

BOS
BOS

BREAKING: BOS Global - and another thing - is Peterhouse telling potential investors that it has no right to do a deeply discounted placing

I have pointed out earlier that Peterhouse Corporate Finance has real issues in trying to get away a placing at 0.25p or perhaps 0.1p in AIM dog BOS Global (BOS). With the shares at 0.7p bid some may be tempted but before they send cash over to broker Peterhouse they do know the broker cannot do a placing don't they? Er.. something else Peterhouse is not telling its clients maybe?

BOS
BOS

BOS Global - an open letter to broker Peterhouse

Shares in BOS Global (BOS) a company teetering on the edge of insolvency and where the Nomad has already announced it is walking now trade at 0.85p-1p. Beware: broker Peterhouse is trying to do a placing at as little as 0.1p. I have written to Peterhouse in the spirit of the season as you can see below.

Columbus Energy BUY at 5.4p target 26p - a New World

Broker VSA - which is house so not impartial - has published a deatiled research report on Columbus Energy (CERP) explaining why the shares, at 5.4p, are worth 26p. It writes:

GBO
GBO

Missed out on the Globo fraud fear not Gavin Burnell is backing another wannabe AIM "winner"

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

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