Here is another commendation for me for my pig ignorant critics on the Bulletin Boards and supporters of fraud to ignore. One day, maybe even Roger Lawson and certain thirsty share bloggers from Brighton might actually be forced to admit that the folks who matter not only respect my work but act on it too. This tme it concerns what was the largest oil company on AIM before it moved to the main market, Diversified Gas & Oil (DGOC). I complained about its accounts, the FRC thought I was correct and forced Diversified to make changes. The letter below makes that clear. Ouzo for the Sheriff of AIM tonight methinks.
Tired of Bulletin Boards where, just now and again, someone dares to point out inconvenient truths like the fact that CEO James Draper is a liar and the fact that the company needs a bailout placing within months? Would you rather discuss with like minded souls whether you will invest your Bidstack (BIDS) derived millions in a fleet of Porsches orf a fleet of Ferraris? Fear not! Here is the answer, a bear free paradise for you and your fellow morons to tell lies to each other and say how wonderful the latest podcast with Justin the Clown Waite was. Fear not, bears will not be permitted to join and spoil your paradise. Fabbo.Hat tip BC.
As usual, at this noman’s land time of year, trading volumes in shares will be low causing some volatility. This is made more telling this time because of the imminence of Brext. Therefore, it’s probably safest to stay on the sidelines. So, instead of a single recommendation, let me offer some suggestions for New Year resolutions.
We live in a mad, mad world and I cite four examples of this: the banning of the original US flag by Nike 48 hours ahead of July 4, illiterate Zak Mir going into PR, the PI love-in on Bulletin Boards with utterly worthless Premier African Minerals (PREM) and the IPO of Funding Circle (FCH). I look at Dialight (DIA), and Fastjet (FJET) and then list my top ten shorts worth more than £250 million (with two slightly smaller cheats included) and explain the bear case for each.
Hello, Share Snafflers. So IQE’s (IQE) full-year results are out and once again they fail to electrify the City. This led to a full analysis of the new numbers by a sceptical Uncle Tom. As you’d expect, this investigation is fiercely penetrative. And once again, we owners of the stock are frightened to death by what Tom says.
To the latest from the executive management team at InterQuest (ITQ), Tom responded in a Bearcast - the Utter Motherfuckers who run Interquest say a final "fuck you" to loyal shareholders and Steve Moore in an article – a further addition to the management buyout’s timeline of shame. How have other investors and the bulletin boards responded? Are Gary Ashworth & co now the most hated management on AIM? The following is a selection…
I am grateful to the great Waseem Shakoor who has made me realise just how much of a darling of the Bulletin Boards MySquar (MYSQ) has become. The posts are legion, the idiotic hatred of myself ( he always gets it wrong) of Waseem, the casual homophobia is all there. That makes me more convinced that ever that with its crackers valuation and misleading statements this is set to crater. Earlier I addressed that matter of insane valuations and casual use of language to hide the truth but there is a secondary, and more devastating issue.
Shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are sliding again today. Last time I looked they were 32p bid and they are heading rapidly towards the 25p mark at which point Bracknor will not be able to forward sell/convert loan notes as explained HERE without GM sanction. Thus the loan shark death spiral provider - which is pro tem exposed to the tune of well over £1 million will be flogging shares as fast as it can. Meanwhile Advanced just won't answer my 16 questions HERE. But there is something else going on which you can see if you check out the Bulletin Boards and it is quite remarkable and shows this company is toast.
One Bulletin Board Moron is already under FCA investigation this week for impersonating me and suggesting, inter alia, that Cloudtag (CTAG) shares would treble from here. They won't it is heading to 0p. But whoever tomwinnifrith is is so obviously the moron of the week that everyone else is competing for second place. So nominate away with any example of extreme stupidity from twitter or Bulletin Boards The deadline to enter is midnight on Sunday 5 March. Do your worst in the comments section below.
The ADVFN bulletin boards are so poorly regulated that you can register with any name without any proof that it is yours. And so once again as at 26 February some moron has registered as tomwinnifrith to post as me about Cloudtag (CTAG), natch. I note once again that I am paid to write here, why would I write for free on a chatroom. And moreover why would I write the sort of obvious crap you see below.
A reader has lost money and blames the LSE Asylum. I hate all Bulletin Boards and their operators and explain why - they encourage theft from me. But the LSE Asylum is unique: it is a nest of ramping vipers and free speech deniers and, as such, it is mad, bad and dangerous for your wealth.
There are two parts to this podcast. I start by explaining how a liquidation works with reference to the fraud Worthington (WRN). I know some of its shareholders are obsessing about this and reckon they should report me to the liquidator. Go ahead, we are already talking. Then I move onto a quite brilliant column by Luke Johnson about the myth that is the sharing new economy and specifically how it effects uber but also the media world with evil google and the bulletin boards in my sights
Send Tom Winnifrith a fascist lawyers letter as the fraud African Potash (AFPO) did on September 1 and your fate is sealed. Today African Potash was formally booted off AIM. Now it will fail to raise cash on NEX (formerly ISDX) and will go bust soon. Lyin' Chris Cleverley meet Karma. Ain't she sweet? Amazingly there are still some people out there on the Bulletin boards who think its all my fault and Lyin' Chris runs a great British Company. Whatever. In that vein please nominate the most moronic Bulletin Board or twitter comment you can find in the comments section by midnight on Sunday 15th January. Have fun!
These Cloudtag (CTAG) morons really are a hoot. They get onto the Bulletin Boards and then onto twitter and start spamming me. And they spam me with such junk. Meet Hayley Whittaker a payroll assistant at Lookers who tweets as Hayleigh234 and was spamming last night with gems such as:
I have spent the morning reading a few Bulletin Boards. I feel dirty in admitting to doing this as it is something I do very rarely and only when no-one is watching. Specifically I looked at threads on Cloudtag (CTAG), Strat Aero (AERO) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) for instructive lessons in both human behaviour and also the nature of all the best frauds.
As a rule, as I have pointed out before, the stocks most talked about on bulletin boards make appalling investments. Gulf Keystone (GKP) is a good example of this and Tern (TERN) the pretender to the Gulf throne is also a case in point.
Just a reminder to those who love reading the shares bulletin boards, this is the difference between them and us: bulletin boards have crank opinions, ShareProphets have the documents.
Sometimes I wonder if certain AIM Casino listed companies think that we are all stupid. Maybe I am being harsh, after chatting to the morons who populate certain Bulletin Boards, one can understand how a company might leap to that conclusion. And that brings us to Strat Aero (AERO) which really is taking the piss as it calls an AGM and asks for permission for a sub-division of its shares, before then spouting horseshit.
There is massive speculation about Gulf Keystone (GKP) on the Bulletin Boards and I see that the shares are ahead at 4.2p today. But there are only two facts and I remind you of both as the clock is ticking, it is 11.59 Pm and at midnight shares in this company are likely to go pop.
It has been suggested by Duck & Dive and repeated by other poltroons on LGO Energy (LGO) Bulletin Boards, that in my last article it was unfair to 'confuse' reactivations with re-completions as it is a case of drawing conclusions about the depletion rates of apples with the depletion rates of oranges. In answer to this criticism, I would stress firstly, that it was Neil Ritson who framed the terms in which he sought to demonstrate that wells in the Goudron Sandstone deplete slowly. I will quote him again.
If you didn’t know that the AIM market was highly regulated by the FCA, you could be forgiven for thinking that some companies exist purely to generate fees for the directors and brokers.
Are bulletin boards past their sell by date? What is the purpose of them? Could they ever be monitised? A podcast discusses these issues. Now it is off to lunch with Sam Antar
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at email@example.com - Today I look at shares in IQE (IQE), Prospex Oil & Gas (PXOG) and Scancell Holdings (SCLP) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org - Today I look at shares in Ariana Resources (AAU), Aeorema Communications (AEO), Kuala Innovations (KUL), Mobile Streams (MOS), Sula Iron & Gold (SULA) and West African Minerals (WAFM) and offer some share price targets.
Mug punters in search of get rich quick opportunities on the seedy AIM casino seem to have abandoned resource stocks for the moment which is no surprise given the price of gold, oil and the general slump in commodities. China Frauds also seem to have lost their lustre.
Reading the Central Rand Gold (CRND) RNS yesterday morning I started to get a feeling of déjà vu! Twitter and the various bulletin boards for the past couple of days had been full of chat about how it was going to rocket etc, and we saw roughly quadruple the number of shares traded on Monday – 3.1 million - compared to any other day the previous month.
By the time this goes live I shall be in the High Court. I comment briefy, sing a song for a regular listener and then move onto ADVFN PLC with some observatuons, on the nature of Bulletin Boards and onto Gulf Keystone
There has been a lot of nonsense spouted on the bulletin boards over Afren (AFR) and its current financial predicament. For some reason, retail shareholders seem to think that they can dictate what happens to their Company now, even though it is out of cash and cannot meet its debt obligations. They argue that the Company has very valuable assets and so someone will come in to save them by paying a large premium to the current share price.
We start today with another excerpt from The 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Oil, Gas & Mining sharesby myself, Tom Winnifrith, and the young apprentice Ben Turney. Rules 27 and 28 cover Bulletin Board and paid for research. Actually these rules apply to making money from all shares. To download a free copy of the whole book fill in the form here
I am horrified! Take careful note, anyone invested in Angus Forrest’s Tern plc (TERN) You see, reading through the bulletin boards for Tern on ADVFN and elsewhere, much ado has been made of an apparent valuation by an American outfit called Signal Hill, which published its “Q3 2014 Security & Risk Market Snapshot” pre Christmas. In that document, Cryptosoft was described as having an Enterprise Value of $75 million. Did that make Tern the most massively undervalued stock in history? No!!
Today I look at a bulletin board favourite Savannah Resources (SAV), a mining tiddler operating out of Oman and Mozambique. Investing in mining companies is as much fun as shooting yourself in the foot at the moment so is Savannah that special diamond in the rough or is this a case of SAVe yourself.
As I noted at the weekend HERE Quindell (QPP) sent a letter from its new lawyers almost two weeks ago. I have asked it to justify statements in that letter it has failed to do so. But it gets worse. Quindell has now leaked that letter to the pathetic QPPSAG and it is being quoted verbatim albeit selectively on Bulletin Boards. That is a massive OWN GOAL by Mr 2+2 can = 5. My legal team is over the moon.
Today I talk about something that still astounds me and that is the amount of private investors who get confused between share prices and market cap's as a way of seeing how much a company is worth. On bulletin boards you also see rowdy investors saying "this will fly to 20p" and "it's still only at 1p!" when a share price is 1p. Is that meant to mean that the company is cheap? No!
It seems as if the infamous bear raider is going soft in his old age as he has urged me to stop using a phrase I first coined “Bulletin Board Moron.” I am afraid that I am as likely to take advice from Evil Knievil on how I write my articles as I am on his handy tips for weight loss.
The Bulletin Boards are frothing, AIM listed Sound Oil (SOU) seems to be the latest private investor darling. But is it all froth or is the shares really very cheap? Judge for yourself by waching this video of Luca Madeddu presenting at the UK Investor Show
On twitter, on various bulletin boards and on the comments section here on ShareProphets and elsewhere we have come under sustained attack for 24 hours – let me set the record straight. And then I can get back to dealing with the snakes, rats and bats that infest my home for the summer in Greece.
Most folks who post on Bulletin Boards are decent sensible folk but the minority (the morons) are quite deranged as a case this week involving our own Chris Oil demonstrates rather too visibly. It is truly shocking.
Today I will unveil a fact about the market that has always existed. Investors, or who are really, Pump and Dumpers, keep the trash on AIM alive. I know my colleague Doc Holiday has penned a bull piece on Astar Minerals (ASTA) and I respect him deeply, but I just cannot agree with his call at the 2.3p share price now. He is up hugely on his tip so he was very right. Astar is being priced at £3.1 million, when in any bearish market, or any market where pump and dumpers are hopeless, the company would be long gone, in the ditches. Sayonara Astar.
I see that over on Stockopedia* someone writing anonymously as a bull of Quindell (QPP) has slammed those who post anonymously suggestions that kit is a sell. Whatever… Mr Steamy001 (perhaps that is his real name?) also describes me as “one of Quindell most vocal detractors.” Hmmmm - I ask questions and perhaps that is viewed as a bad thing in some circles? But would I short the shares now, at 21p?
You probably get loads of promotions telling you about “the one share you must buy” or “how to make 100% a day with this and that trading platform or training course.” Of course it is all total rubbish. If only life were that simple? We’d all be as rich as Buffett. The truth is that investing is hard work.
Sefton Resources (SER) the posterboy of the AIM Cesspit limps on with rescue finance now provided by an un-named consortium. The shares are now 0.175p which is almost 0.1p but I will cover that later. They will fall below 0.1p and that is one of my three predictions of doom for July.
They do not like it up ‘em. Shares in some of the darlings of the AIM market have taken a bit of a hit of late and some folks, the believers, believe that this is the result of a great conspiracy involving myself, Evil Knievil, Lucian Miers, Zak Mir, Red Evans and others. How about a quick look at the facts.