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Mothercare – its “Statement re Russia” very poor on various levels...

Mothercare plc (MTC) has made a “Statement re Russia”. As a “global specialist brand for parents and young children”, what does it have to say?…

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Photo article - so where was the site visit with the Mrs & Joshua?

I asked you in yesterday's bearcast, which operation was blessed with a site visit from myself, the Mrs & Joshua, hint its shares are worth 0p.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bidstack shame for Justin the Clown as the coward stays silent & Ted Baker Told y'all

Will Bidstack (BIDS) be £1 at Christmas as Justin the Clown predicted or will it crash with a lack of sales & profits warning. We know it is the latter, Justin is not stupid, just tied in by a busted business model at Vox which I again challenge him to discuss with me in a podcast. So far it is silence from the cowardly clown. I look at Futura Medical (FUM), cue flopping willy jokes, Ted Baker (TED) where I told y'all what would happen and Mothercare (MTC), ditto

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: How is the next bailout placing at the Eden fraud going?

Firstly, thanks to all who have donated to the Woodlarks Christmas grotto appeal. We are now at 57% of target, can the rest of you chip in today and get us there. Please donate HERE. In today's podcast I look at Bidstack (BIDS), Eden Research (EDEN), Dev Clever (DEV), Mothercare (MTC), Intu (INTU) and Sound Energy (SOU) where I did tell y'all so many times.

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The best time to kick a man is when he’s down - ref. Sirius Minerals

Lucian Miers calls in from Cambodia where he is escaping the nonsense of the election campaign, to ask is Jo Swinson really as dim as she seems and is Mothercare (MTC) bust. I am afraid that I have no answer to either question...

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Forgive me while I point out how fecking clever I am - ref Defenx

On today's podcast I look at Defenx (DFX), Big Dish (DISH), ask whether Mothercare (MTC) is heading for 0p, comment on  Versarien (VRS), Kier (KIE), Petra Diamonds (PDL), Egdon Resources and other UK onshore oilers, frackers or not and at Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT)

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Mothercare to shut its 79 UK stores and sack 2,500 workers: Quelle fecking surprise!

It was only a week ago that on orders from the evil PR spinners at Mothercare (MTC) the Sunday Times was running a puff piece about how the company was bringing in “restructuring experts” to look at its 79 UK stores (having shuttered another 55 in a CVA not that long ago) which racked up losses of £36 million last year. How time flies for the discredited deadwood press. Today Mothercare has called in the administrators for its UK stores.

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Clearly Mothercare and Cobham are stuck in some kind of bizarre time loops

It has been five months since I last wrote on troubled retailer Mothercare (MTC) where I observed that it was '...in all sorts of terminal problems...and good luck to anyone who wants to pick up its UK franchises'.  That advice still appears to be on the money as apparently the company 'drafted in restructuring experts to assess options for its troubled UK business'.  Oh dear...  Start the chalking up for another win for the troubled and evolving retailer backdrop.  

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the fraud, the overpromote & the pointless company

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

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For Vodafone it is time to be a do-er and not just a talker

I like spin-offs as they are much more likely to be incorrectly priced than an average share will be. Sometimes this is because a newly spun-off business has a liberated management team who can really drive shareholder value and sensibly evolved strategic positioning. And sometimes it is because the remaining 'stub' business is underappreciated, as all eyes focus on the excitable new spin-off. This morning we effectively had spin-off related announcements from two corporate names I have individually written about before: Vodafone (VOD) and Mothercare (MTC)

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Mothercare – “refinancing, restructuring and reorganising… to ensure a sustainable future”. Is there?

Mothercare (MTC) has announced results for its year ended 30th March 2019, emphasising they reflecting “a huge amount this year, refinancing, restructuring and reorganising Mothercare to ensure a sustainable future for the business”. Is there?...

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

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

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

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

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: RM2, I almost feel sorry for Neil Woodford

Okay, he is a conceited, overpaid, arrogant mother so I don't really feel sorry for him but I explain his appalling problem at doomed RM2 (RM2). I also look at Inspirit (INSP), Sabien (SNT) and Tomco (TOM) all three of which should be taken out and shot as their sole purpose on the AIM Casino is as a funder for the coke and hookers used by crony capitalists in the City. I explain a flaw (or two) in Malcolm's thesis today as I look at three retailers in trouble: Marks & Spencer (MKS), Debenhams (DEB) and Mothercare (MTC).

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Redcentric why can't you mothers just be honest about firing your CEO?

Ahead of a trip to the zoo and Barclays (BARC) with Joshua I look at Redcentric (RCN), Juridicia (JIL), Veltyco (VLTY), Integumen (SKIN), Urals Energy (UEN) and the shame of the bosses at the AIM Casino - Andalas (ADL), BlueJay (JAY), Chesterfield (CHF) and Mothercare (MTC) which will just NOT be around in five years time.

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Mothercare needs a fantastic Christmas in...Moscow, Beijing and Jakarta (and the UK!)

Oh Mothercare (MTC). It has been eight months since I last wrote about the self-styled 'leading global specialist retailer for parents and young children'...and once again the shares are kicking around just a couple of pence away from (all-time I believe) lows…

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

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

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ocado can you smell burning bear paw?

I suspect that Ocado (OCDO) is even more overvalued after today's share price surge on the Kroger deal - it goes to show the dangers of shorting anything other than an outright fraud in the current climate. I look at the FOBT news - Nanny State gets more and more bossy every day. I look also at Mothercare (MTC), Foxtons (FOXT) and WH Ireland (WHI)

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - shaking as I speak to the Police

For reasons explained in this podcast I am shaking and have just spent a long time on the phone to the Police. I do question sometimes why I continue to work. I do also comment on Mothercare (MTC), Uvenco (UVEN) and Servoca (SVCA). But if you don't mind I am having the rest of the day off.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast -C'mon big Dave Lenigas, more ramping please for we loyal shareholders

If you are having problems shorting the big 1 billion mega scam exposed last night HERE, bearcast has the answer. In other news I discuss Anglo African Agriculture (AAAP), Symphony Environmental (SYM), Weatherley (WTI), Mothercare (MTC), Amur (AMC), Conviviality (CVR) and Ncondezi (NCCL). 

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the PR man from Air Partner, Tom Allison, is a bombastic and evasive little prick

Mr Allinson works for Cardew and bullied me in a most unpleasant way last Wednesday. Perhaps he thinks that he has found a journalist easily bullied. If so, the odious A grade shit thinks wrongly. And he is refusing to answer a key question about his client Air Partner (AIR). Elswhere I look at Mothercare (MTC), Tomco (TOM) and Carpetright (CPR). If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH.

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Breakout! Staying hopeful on Greene King and Dunelm

There is a lot of news out today including the latest dodgy updates from retail stragglers Mothercare (MTC) and Carpetright (CPR), both of which are completely uninvestable at the moment as I last discussed HERE. However, it is two other names I would like to update on today.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - naturally I fast forwarded through the lesbian sex scenes

I have not slept since Saturday and I am cream crackered.  I discuss a few of the movies I watched flying to and from New York. Naturally watching Paddington 2 for the second and then third time was the highlight but there was also Atomic blonde which had great eighties music and lots of violence with commies getting killed. That's fine by me but there were certain scenes I felt a bit uncomfortable watching. I digress.  On today's bearcast I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Mothercare (MTC) and the idea of we bears "preying"  on retailers as legal wankers Linklaters suggest. I look at Avanti (AVN) and Pantheon (PANR) and recall an interview I did with Colin Bird. I also look at Nakama (NAK) and discuss how events can spiral badly for a company seen to be in trouble. If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and not one but, now, two special guests. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH.

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Mothercare: it is as if the Titanic changed skipper after it hit the iceberg

And so in a surprise move Mothercare (MTC) fired its CEO Mark Newton-Jones last week and replaced him with David Wood who has a great CV and is, I am sure, a terribly good fellow. We were told the same about Newton-Jones four years ago. But as with the Titanic the iceberg has already struck and it is too late.

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Retailer desperation at Kingfisher, Carpetright, Mothercare and Moss Bros

The stock market is of course the best soap opera in the world and today's episode has a distinct retail focus and stars comedy profit warnings, hedge fund bailouts, inevitably the banks and well paid CEOs working very hard...to earn less money. Given the structural shifts online, suppressed consumer spending capabilities and everything else we should not really be that surprised.

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Tom Winnifrith bearcast: hat tip BB loon Wildes for his winning phrase

Okay the most frequent poster in our comments section is a nutso commie but hat tip to Wildes for a phrase he taught me today. In the bearcast I discuss how to make real bread ( my next career?), Accrol (ACRL), Micro Focus (MCRO), Inspirit (INSP), Conviviality (CVR), Mothercare (MTC), Online Blockchain (OBC) and have a prize contest on TechFinancials (TECH) - can anyone explain this bollocks to me. The prize will be awarded at UK Investor on April 21 where the highlight of the day will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH 

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the award for today's biggest load of bollocks RNS goes to

The short list is Conviviality (SVR), Clear Leisure (CLP) and Graphene Nanochem (GRPH). I discuss all three but also UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) where the deafening silence is a very bad sign. I consider Sir Patrick's Day tomorrow and how Joshua and I will celebrate and I look at Mothercare (MTC), retail gloom, Mitie (MTO) and the double standards of the great and the good. Make sure you get your free ticket to UK Investor on April 21 using the promotional code WINNIFRITH when booking an investor class seat HERE - if only to hear a live 40 minute bearcast with myself & Paul Scott being recorded!

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Mothercare - This is just not going to end well

I have been a long term bear of Mothercare (MTC) on the simple basis that I do not see it as having a USP any more. It is a pointless dinosaur like Toys R' Us. The latter is already toast as of last week, the most recent trading statement from Mothercare indicates that it will go the same way.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - when you are a proven fraudster anything you say must be suspect

In today's podcast I reflect oin how good it is to be back at home with my son and heir Joshua causing me sleep deprivation and Oakley the cat pissing on the doorstep. I end with my battles with Bath Spa which continue but I have an invitation which would allow me to go National on it if BS does not do the right thing.  I explain this. The meat of the podcast covers MySquar (MYSQ) - the fraudtsers - and Julie Meyer MBE, Mothercare (MTC), Conroy Gold (CGNR) and Prospex Oil & Gas (PXOG). Finally I have a question or two for Fishing Republic (FISH)  about its acting CEO

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - which retailer will go bust first after a dire Christmas

The Boxing Day high street sales data was poor but what does this one set of data mean?  There are bigger macro trends which should fill retailers with fear, I discuss Patisserie Valerie (CAKE), Debenhams (DEB), Mothercare (MTC) and Fishing Republic (FISH) , three of four of which will go bust.

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The Dark Destroyer warns that Mothercare won't exist in two years time

I was uber bearish on Mothercare (MTC) in yesterday's bearcast and could easily see it go to zero as I explained in full. My confidence in that assessment is reinforced by comments made by Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer who is the Mothercare specialist in the global shorting conspiracy.

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Mothercare – interims emphasise “progress”, so why are the shares a further more than 16% lower?

A half-year report from Mothercare (MTC) includes “we are on track with our transformation plans for our business, with like-for-like sales in the UK growing 2.5% and gross margins up by 34 bps year on year, in the first half. Across the business, we continue to invest and make progress, developing the Mothercare brand into a digitally led, global specialist”. So why are the shares currently a further more than 16% lower, at circa 70p?...

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast:Would you invent Mothercare if it didn't exist and Westminster's quandry

Apologies for the lack of a bearcast yesterday, I was just feeling tired and hacked off with the world of work. So you can have two today. I start with a look at the markets covering Greka Drilling (GDL) and related party dog Green Dragon (GDG). Then it is onto Mothercare (MTC), BCA Marketplace (BCA), On Line (ONL) and finally in some detail Westminster Group (WSG) where I wonder if the curse of Tony Baldry is about to strike.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: another Vision of suffering for eternity in hell

Earlier this week I discussed HERE how eternity in hell might involve being lectured by a ponce from Bristol City Council on Health & Safety Rules and EU regulations on child car seats. I have another vision of hell today and it involves the Mother in law, Mothercare and discussions about prams. On other, more stockmarket related matters, I discuss, in some detail, Avanti Communications (AVN), Grafenia (GRA) and Glenwick (GWIK). I have a few more words on our devastating expose earlier today (HERE) on Strat Aero (AERO) and I offer praise up to the delightfully politically incorrect Anthony Coombs of S&U (SUS) for his trading statement today covering Brexit in which he sticks it firmly to the liberal chattering classes of doomsayers.

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Mothercare - The turnaround story which might finally be on the turn

Mothercare (MTC) has been a potential turnaround story for the past several years, and has doubtless tried the patience of many long-suffering investors. Thursday saw the release of a Q1 trading update.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 14 April: Dancing on the graves of Ruspetro & Gulf Keystone

Lucian will be here soon so I thought Id better record ahead of our trip to the Conservative Club with its tempting cheap beer. On the agenda I fail to mention that Finncap are complete and utter bastards but they are. I do, however, cover Ruspetro (RPO), Gulf Keystone (GKP), SeaEnergy (SEA), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), Sierra Rutile (SRX), Burberry (BRBY), Mothercare (MTC), a couple of Paul Scott jokes - please do not tell me he has any friends in the Mothercare management community that he thinks I may be offending - as well as a word or two on Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) 

House of Britannia and Phil Tufnell's Brother - why not tell the whole truth?

GXG listed joke company House of Britannia (HOBP) run by the liar Simon Petherick has today announced that Greg Tufnell - brother of cricketer Phil "the cat" Tufnell has joined its board but Petherick being Petherick the release is just downright misleading on so many counts. This truly is a bargepole stock.

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Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Eland Oil & Gas, Mothercare, Renew Holdings

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at sqmir@hotmail.com - Today I look at Eland Oil & Gas, Mothercare and Renew Holdings.

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Reader Poll Results – which of the Bear Portfolio stocks will crash most by Christmas

At the weekend we updated the ShareProphets Bear Portfolio compiled by myself, Matt Earl, Lucian Miers and Evil Knievil. So far our average sell is down by 18.2% in just over three months. Better days lie ahead. But which of the ten stocks we expect to slump do readers think will crash most by Christmas. You said:

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Reader Poll – which of the 10 stocks in the Bear Portfolio will crash most by Christmas

So far the bear portfolio of Matt Earl (the Dark Destroyer), Evil Knievil (the fat man), Lucian Miers (the Bard of the Boleyn) and Tom Winnifrith (the Sheriff of AIM) is down by an average of 18.2%. Today one stock leaves the portfolio (New World) having duly collapsed and in its stead goes African Mining (AMI) which will collapse. But which of our 10 shorts do you think will slump most by Christmas. The deadline for voting is midnight tonight as things are moving rapidly with at least one constituent.

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The Matt Earl, Evil Knievil, Lucian Miers, Tom Winnifrith Summer Bear Portfolio revisited and updated view

Back in the summer, July 9, the 4 Bears sat down and compiled our top ten shorts for the summer. There has been one disaster – Concha (CHA) – but despite that an average loss (gain for us) of 18.2% per short is not bad. So where do we stand now?

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Tom Winnifrith's hardest hitting BearCast yet - October 10

I am enjoying recording podcasts rather than videos - for starters no-one comments on how unshave or scruffy I look. So we will continue with the BearCast. And this, my fourth edition, is I think the ,most ard hitting yet. Even I think I was rather stern. I look at :

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The Top 10 Shorts for the summer reviewed – Naibu leads the way

A month ago myself, Evil Knievil, Lucian Miers and Matt Earl (the Dark Destroyer) agreed on a sort of joint top ten UK stocks to short for the summer. Since then the FTSE 100 has fallen by 8%.  As you can see below our average fall is 10.51% so we are doing okay so far. Only two of the ten are up. 

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Evil Knievil’s top three shorts and targets: Quindell, Mothercare and Globo

Infamous bear raider Evil Knievil believes that equity markets will have a poor next few months but his short portfolio is based on company specifics. In a conversation just now we discussed his biggest three short positions. And they are: 

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Paul Scott’s Red Flag Spreadsheet

This is a truly brilliant spreadsheet from Paul Scott, the person I rate as the UK’s top share blogger and an all-round nice guy to boot.  In saying all round this is not a reference to his figure although….  Paul does not write for this site and is fiercely independent in his views but he has graciously allowed me to publish this anyway. And so especially for followers of Quindell (QPP), Globo (GBO), Outsourcery (OUT) and a good few others…

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Mothercare – how low will it fall?

Mothercare (MTC) shares are down by 10% to 234p today as Destiny Maternity formally pulled out of a bid approach. Quelle frigging surprise! The only question is how low the stock will fall? Ask the experts.

ChrisOil talks Falklands & Irish Oil stocks & Mothercare with a Top Fund Manager

Our very own ChrisOil met up earlier this week with a leading fund manager with a penchant for oil stocks in his small cap portfolio…this guy does not hold back. Chris writes:

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The ShareProphets top 10 Stocks to Short – Reader Poll on next to Slump Results

Two weeks ago Evil Knievil, Matt Earl, Lucian Miers and I served up our top ten stocks to short this summer and why – HERE. Avanti Communications (AVN) has already done the decent thing and issued a profits warning. We asked our readers at the weekend to vote on which of the ten would be next And the results are:

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Reader Poll – Which will be the next High Profile share price collapse from the Top 10 Shorts

Ten days ago, Lucian Miers, Matt Earl (The Dark Destroyer), Evil Knievil and I served up our top ten shorts in London. One of them, Avanti Communications (AVN), has already done the decent thing and

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Evil Knievil, Lucian Miers, Matt Earl and Tom Winnifrith – the top 10 stocks in London to short for summer

Anyone who was at UK Investor 2014 knows that the Bears session (HERE) saw some great calls. And so ahead of a long sweaty summer I asked Evil Knievil, Matt Earl (The Dark Destroyer) and Lucian Miers for their top 5 shorts of the summer and for good measure I add in my own. Between us we have thus compiled the top ten stocks to short in London!

Reality setting in on Naibu, blinkx and New World Resources and will do with Mothercare

I am glad to say that the steely glare of reality has alighted on a few stocks this week that should be familiar to readers of this site.

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Lucian Miers & Tom Winnifrith Video: Globo, blinkx, Avanti Communications, Iofina and Quindell

Two weeks ago Tom Winnifrith and Lucian Miers recorded a series of four videos which first appeared on their Nifty Fifty website. This video covers Globo (GBO), blinkx (BLNX), Avanto Communications (AVN), Iofina (IOF) and Quindell (QPP).

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Exclusive: Evil Knievil: Biggest short is now Mothercare and a Racing Nap & Market Comment

Bear raider Evil Knievil has revealed to me that his biggest short position is now Mothercare (MTC). Evil opened his position at north of 170p ten days ago and the shares are now 157.25p, off another 2.5p today. Knievil warns that a big collapse is on the way.

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