I warned you in late September, as Tiger Royalties (TIR) published dreadful interims, that the dream team of Mr Related party Colin Bird, London’s worst Nomad Roland “Fatty” Cornish and its spivviest broker John Bellis of Novum would need to do a placing before April Fool’s day or Tiger would be a dead big cat not for bouncing. Things have got worse.
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.
Running an investment company should cost peanuts, especially when its portfolio is tiny. Yet with a portfolio now worth just over£1 million, the Colin Bird run Tiger Royalties has just ‘fessed that in the first half of 2021 its running costs were £148,204. If you are spunking £300,000 a year running a portfolio of c£1 million then even Warren Buffett (23% a year) would eventually go bust. And Colin Bird is no Warren Buffett.
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.
Maybe I am just a dinosaur. I wrote the same sort of articles back in 2001 asking why a start-up company with websites selling masturbating gnomes was suddenly worth £50 million. Of course clever young folks just said I was a dinosaur and that the world had all changed and I did not get it. These days it is NFTs and tokens. I have covered the tawdry Bixby/Edwards/Novum spivs enterprise Dispersion Holdings (DEFI) before but I challenge anyone to explain the business case of its latest investment.
Shares in sub-Standard Listed Cloudbreak Discovery (CDL) have dropped to another new low this morning of 2.275p – as against the IPO price only last month at 3p. It’s not looking good, especially as today’s decline accompanied a ramptastic RNS. Again!
Imperial X listed on the sub-Standard List back on June 3rd at 3p per share. The shares quickly rushed up to 5.5p but the share price chart shows a ski-slope ever since, despite a series of ramptastic announcements and a name-change to Cloudbreak Discovery (CDL). This morning we have another ramparoonie……
Early Equity plc (EEQP) is an investment company listed on the Aquis lobster-pot and has been kicking around since 2007. Its last results – for the year to August 2020 – showed that accumulated losses had topped £2 million, a fine achievement for a £7 million market cap company! Last week it announced the result of its reconvened AGM – which doubled as a sack-the-board EGM: time to reach for the beer and popcorn!
I have been ploughing through the prospectus for previously Aquis-listed Imperial X (IMPP, now CDL) regarding its move to the sub-Standard List. It looks like a shambles, as it was supposed to have changed name in the process (but hasn’t yet) and the myriad of conflicts of interest is just grim. If ever there was a sign of the top of the market, this IPO is surely it.
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.
And so to another stinker from the “we said there was a lock in but we were only kidding” department. The excuse for scrapping this one is the most risible yet.
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).
On Thursday 4th February at 7 AM a CBD company Cellular Goods announced its plans to raise £8 million on a £20 million valuation and join the (sub) Standard List, home to so many frauds and dogs. The night before, Sky News came up with the “scoop” that this news could be revealed as soon as the following morning and that David Beckham had invested and would soon sign a deal to promote the CBD skin product. Oooooooh a nice photo of Becks and blow off comment with no questions asked, this is the corrupt MSM and a PR drop all over again as I noted with the other listed company where Becks has “invested”, Guild Esports (GILD) the other day HERE.
With some folks having paid 8p+ for shares in Xtract Resources (XTR) late last week, today the company did a placing to the sewer-dwelling clients of Novum Securities at just 4.5p. The shares are now just 4.8p to sell. Boy those folks suckered in by the Colin Bird ramping must be hurting today. This is so familiar but I did warn you explicitly what the old scoundrel was up to.
The mystery of that dog is that there was no barking. The mystery of today’s mega spoof from Great Western Mining (GWMO), a long term hound from the AIM kennels, is what the company does NOT say, rather than what it does say. The omissions are critical.
Having advised readers to bank big gains on Xtract Resources (XTR), I waited the requisite period and then dumped my own shares, disgusted by the way that Chairman Colin “Calamity” Bird seemed determined to dilute his mug punters in a shameless and un-needed fashion. Today, vindication.
Notwithstanding a £4.2 million placing at 0.2p back in June, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is now running on vapours. The question is not if it will do another bailout placing but when? And “news”, I use the term in the loosest possible sense, today suggests that Lyin’ Steve Sanderson et al are preparing to pass the hat around, yet again, very soon. There are already 10.97 billion shares in issue but brace yourself for another tsunami of worthless confetti to be arriving shortly.
Galileo Resources (GLR) “is, further to its announcement on 12 August 2020, pleased to announce that it has commenced a Helicopter-borne Electromagnetic Survey over two of its’ highly prospective tenures within its 100% held Kalahari Copper Belt Project in western Botswana”…
In today’s podcast, I consider my dining experience in Chester last night and then look at Carnival (CCL), Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and its jail bait CEO and the one question its diehard supporters cannot answer. Moving on, I consider Xtract Resources (XTR), Tiger Royalties (TIR) and the loathsome spiv Jon Bellis of Novum who has now pushed me over the edge, I look at Novacyt (NCYT) and TrakM8 (TRAK), once the beau of Britain’s thirstiest share blogger.
On the exact occasion of my 7th wedding anniversary, I am off to see my father so there is only a brief bearcast from me. Well it’s quite a long one actually but it is recorded early. I start with Carnival Cruises (CCL), then TrainLine (TRN) and then the stinking nest of vipers that is Asimilar (ASLR), Dev Clever (DEV), All Active Asset Capital (AAA), Mark Horrocks, Chris Akers, Novum and Peterhouse Capital. Hold your noses as you listen.
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).
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).
I have today, finally, got around to asking the FCA to investigate the covert work being done by unregulated Gavin Burnell of Globo and Beaufort infamy for bucket shop broker Novum. But maybe there is a reason why Novum has to swim in the gutter...it needs the cash so badly.
On April Fool’s day there was an upbeat statement from Nostra Terra (NTOG) promising all sorts of good things. What it neglected to mention was that trade creditors had risen to £230,000 as the cash burning enterprise had no cash and so imply could not afford to pay its bills. One of those owed cash (£60,000) was Nomad Strand Hanson, boy how it must have been hoping for a placing….
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.
Perma dog Toople (TOOP) published its Prospectus today so I took a quick look through the tome and draw out some interesting elements below. Suffice to say the document is strewn with red flags and unanswered questions but demonstrates quite clearly the unacceptable greed of certain City advisors. They will prosper from this deal. Those owning the shares will not and this stock is utterly uninvestable at any price. So here is today’s list lof red flags and questions from the document.
Dev Clever (DEV) joined the Standard List at 1p on January 21 2019. Boy: it has been a rollercoaster year of pumping and dumping.
In scoop after scoop this week starting HERE and ending HERE I detailed how Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) was trying to raise $25 million, first at 1.4p, then at 1.2p and finally at 1p. Those who signed up at 1p were told it would be announced Wednesday then today. In fact it has been pulled as the company could not, even at 1p, get close to $25 million. But today Bahamas has quite simply LIED.
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.
In today's bearast I take a detailed look at Sub Standard list Bermele (BERM) which is over-ramped, dripping in red flags and been pushed by shamed Bulletin Board Moron Aberdeenman. I also explain why I shall, tomorrow, be asking the Met to investigate whether Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer and her lawyer Peter McGrath might - as a result of this - be perverting the course of jiustice as I have news on the FCA's criminal investigation into Meyer which seems to be ratcheting up. I am not accusing either of this serious crime merely asking the Met to see if something awry is taking place.
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….
Yesterday I revealed that Audioboom (BOOM) was running around trying to raise £8 million at 2.5p HERE. The Company has responded with an RNS "Statement re Online Commentary on proposed fundraising." Oh come on CEO Rob Proctor you free speech denying knobhead, surely you can brinmg yourself to recognise which fine website scooped you and forced the statement. The statement natch dissembles as I shall demonstrate below.
In today's bearcast I cover Optibiotix (OPTI), Vela (VELA), Woodford Patient Capital trust (WPCT), Ascent Resources (AST), Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN), Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Bidstack (BIDS) and Optiva/Novum and a hot City rumour. Also I have a message for 90% of listeners - please be a hero today, my 21 mile training walk for this weekend has been planned so donate to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks HERE
I have highlighted before the curious way that Gavin Burnell of Globo (GBO) infamy was working at Novum Securities even though the FCA had not re-authorised him to conduct investment business following the demise of Beaufort Securities. All good things must come to an end.
Yesterday I revealed that Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) was undertaking a massively discounted placing at 10p to raise £4 million which seems to have stirred up a real hornets nest among the Bulletin Board Morons. I have been reported to the FCA numerous times ( again) and the charge is that I am the villain. But am I? I suggest not but put up two other candidates for that eipthet and that I am the hero of this tale.
Alec B is a moron. Alec B has two followers on twitter so it looks as if the world knows he is a moron and Alec B owns shares in Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) so that is proof he is a moron as you can see below.
In today's bearcast I bring you a hot rumour. The King of the spiv bucket shops Jon Bellis of Novum is apparently trying to raise £4 million at 10p for Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG). I look at Sound Energy (SOU), Andalas (ADL), delays in selling houses and in a similar vein what IFA's who have put clients into Woodford funds do next. I also look at Gear4Music (G4M) and director share buying which is a sell signal. I make a brief comment on Optibiotix (OPTI) and almost tie it in with a mother-in-law joke but resist the temptation.
Oh dear, oh dear. At what point will those who have backed this crock of shit decide that it is not worth chucking any more cash down this black hole. I know that free speech denying boss Rob Proctor and his relatives on the payroll need jobs but but this company is just a disaster zone. As he wakes up for a meeting with Karma today, Proctor tries to polish the turd but today’s lack of profits/almost out of cash warning is his worst yet. And that takes some doing given his track record of abject operational failure and of consistent value destruction
Like Tom Winnifrith I am licking my wounds, after AIM-listed Big Sofa (BST) announced awful interims (after the deadline, but escaped being suspended by releasing the numbers first thing this morning before AIM announced today’s suspensions) and a placing so heavily discounted that it made the interims look like the company had won the lottery. It has been a bad couple of weeks. Having been keen I suggested that readers pile in when IPSOS bought at a big premium yet the shares hardly moved. If it looks too good to be true…..lesson learnt.
Below you will find shameless ramping on twitter from David Lenigas and also a link to BMD's take on the latest shameful RNS from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) on the "Gatwick Gusher." The language used in the RNS is misleading and what is served up offers no evidence at all that the shares are not grotesquely over-valued. Only a sordid festering boil on the side of AIM such as Nomad Roland "fatty" Cornish could have signed off on this tripe. There is lso a clear signal of m ore discount placings ahead with the appointment of bucket shop spivs Novum as co-broker. that means just one thing. All is explained in this bonus bearcast as I look at the real data offered not the Leni-maths.
That insolvent Andalas Energy (ADL) is undertaking a placing is no shock. It is insolvent with negative net current assets of at least £400,000 but thanks to some fairly sordid share ramping it has managed to raise a gross £1 million at 0.02p. The ramping of shares in this company with worthless assets is pretty unpleasant but what is laid bare in the news is the sheer greed of City advisers notably brokers Novum – of Jon Belliss and Gavin “I made £750k from Globo - Burnell infamy – and Optiva.
I’ve been following the Kibo Mining (KIBO) story for a while now watching Louis Coetzee continuing to fail to deliver the PPA at its flagship Mbeya power project but Friday’s announcement raised my eyebrows slightly higher than normal. In my view, it is either securities fraud or merely epitomises all that is wrong about disclosures and announcements and the roles of the various advisers at the lower end of the market.
With all the usual rampers including the infamous Big Gib, invited to participate, I can reveal that worthless piece of crap AIM Andalas (ADL), currently 0.019-0.02p, is endeavouring to raise up to £1 million at 0.017p. Methinks there is now going to have to be an emergency RNS at 7 AM. For the story gets even more interesting...
It is not yet a done deal but my sources tell me that the corporate broking team led by Jon "for 5% I will raise cash for any old crap" Bellis from shamed Belfort Securities, now in administration, has this very morning just arrived at Novum Securities.
Some bear raiders are on the pitch...they think it is all over: it is now! Nope not West Ham winning the World Cup but the stockmarket career of AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). Nomad Cairn has brought forward its resignation from April 10 to last night, the £975,000 placing announced last week has been pulled and it is ouzo time for me while on the council estates the LSE Asylum rampers gnash their teeth. Come on guys, say it slowly "Yet again Tom Winnifrith was right and we are morons, we apologise for all the abuse we gave him, the Sheriff of AIM rocks!"
Why were Cloudtag (CTAG) shares suspended yesterday? I answered that in part HERE but can now add more detail. Welcome to the ghastly and murkeyand sordid world of T+10 placings.
I waited until 10 AM before drinking a bit of my father's ouzo in celebration of the Cloudtag (CTAG) take-down described earlier HERE. That is the sort of restrained guy I am. Boy does the ouzo - pictured below - taste great and its only 51 days and I shall be back in Greece for a lot more. Today has been a 100% vindication for The Sheriff of AIM and my fellow bears and the Bulletin Board Morons and fraudsters are now in undignified retreat. I discuss what happens next, have a few new revelations and a few lessons the morons will, no doubt, not learn in this bonus podcast.If you are client of Novum stuffed into today's placing I explain how you can get your cash back.