In today's podcast, I discuss Elon Musk and Twitter; Vast Resources (VAST) & associated scumbags; Optibiotix (OPTI); Condor Gold (CNR) and why comrade Jim Mellon must pay up soon; and the complete and utter Irish jackanory spouted by Hydrogen Utopia (HUI) and Powerhouse Resources (PHE): those holding shares in either company are certifiable. We are now just £68 away from £10,000 in the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks (plus gift aid) fundraise. On Sunday, I really will do a 20-mile training walk. If you are amongst the 96% of listeners yet to donate, please do so today, HERE.
Listen to the 20 most listened-to Bearcasts since January 1st and you'll hear nearly seven hours of Tom's dulcet tones unwinding the unexplainable, embarrassing the shameless, and chiding the ridiculous (Music Magpie holders? Chill Brands RNS's?) Plus cats, gardening, and, if I heard these correctly, life as a single mother.
Not only are Optibiotix (OPTI) shares not flying (yet) but part two of my retirement plan has also been scuppered as I explain, by the imminent arrival of my in-laws to live in our annexe. I am busy preparing for that and also sorting out the garden ahead of a Greek trip, hence a late bearcast. In that, I discuss whether foolks really are paid to post rubbish on Bulletin Boards, why some companies set up a new holding company and at Carnival (CCL) and elsewhere why an obsession with E &S lets poor G ( shocking greed) take place.
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The fact that BREAKING: Darren Atwater Resignation letter is the most read article this week quite disturbs me: were ShareProphets readers thrilled or dismayed at the news? (It was, of course, an April Fools.) The most read non-Tom story is Friday news I missed last week from Rolls-Royce and Imperial Brands by Chris Bailey at Number 10 or Number 16 if you include Bearcasts.
Shares are now ‘ex-dividend’ for Optibiotix’s ‘ProBiotix Health’ business, which will be spun off onto the AQSE Growth Market – with an associated fundraise – at the end of this month. Additionally, SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX), in which it has a 20.73% stake, has just announced half-year results – that the market did not like. So, how does the valuation stack up now?
Cenkos is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) so it is biased. I own shed loads of shares so am biased. The forecasts in the note out today include sod all for the three major deals announced at Christmas. So they will be increased. Read into this what you want. My pension will be buying more shares at around the current level if it can.
Only kidding, Elric – the bit about Optibiotix (OPTI) is at the end. Before that, I discuss bear market-funding economics (it is more interesting than it sounds); c/o Luke Johnson; Russia & Ukraine; ADM Energy (ADME) and its pre-bailout-placing spoof; Vast Resources (VAST); Versarien (VRS); and then, matters to keep Mr Lemming happy.
I start with Mello Events, which last night exposed itself as a PR promoter, failing to allow any questions about the elephant in the room: musicMagpie(MMAG). Then to Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), after today’s news from the latter. I have spoken to both Steve O’Hara and Stuart Ashman. As Les points out in the comments section, the silver lining for you is the postponement of my retirement – but not for long. The market has over-reacted: long-term, these two companies will subsidise the goat farm, as I explain in detail.
This is a very long podcast, covering: Optibiotix (OPTI); Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX); Kefi (KEFI); Bluebird (BMV); Ten Lifestyle (TENG); CakeBox (CBOX); Deepverge (DVRG); Petropavlovsk (POG); Eurasia (EUA); and Amur Minerals (AMC).
Forgive the voice. Last week’s cold has left me sounding like I have been swallowing gravel. I start with a few words about distractions today which included ordering 72 blackthorn plants and 12 wild blackberry bushes and fetching antique Welsh furniture to go to Greece. Then I ponder whether Nigel is reinvesting his Ariana (AAU) dividends in Ariana (AAU).I explain why I am not and where I am putting the cash. Or rather I am sitting on the fence between Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). The 3x company I mentioned on Saturday, is a well known one and will be exposed via a multi-part series kicking off tomorrow at 8.30 AM and it is, I am sure, a zero. Ahead of then I discuss what makes a real bear market and how it affects rubbish stocks out of cash. Until you see a good few RNS statements each month saying that “shares are suspended pending clarification” you are not in a bear market. In that vein, I mention three POS companies which RIGHT NOW have no cash and are burning it: Vast Resources (VAST), Chill Brands (CHLL) and Supply@ME Capital (FRAUD) and I discuss the next steps for that trio and why the net is tightening on them.
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom story is Centamin – 2021 FY Numbers And Dividend: Is It Now A Sell? by Nigel Somerville at Number two or Number four if you include Bearcasts.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that it intends to seek admission of its ProBiotix Health business onto the AQSE Growth Market with an associated fund raise of approximately £2.5 million at an indicative premoney valuation of £22.5 million and a distribution in specie. With, at a 35.5p share price, OptiBiotix as a whole currently capitalised at £31.3 million, is this good news? You bet!
I do comment about Julie Meyer’s latest tweet. Suicide is no joking matter and this act alone should see her lose her MBE. But most of this podcast is about events today at Optibiotix (OPTI) whose core businessis not worth MINUS £12 million as Mr Market implies. Ahead of the 24th March FYB! A pedant points out that at 14 mins in I say Optibiotix shareholders will get a distribution of 36-38%of Skinbiotherapeutics – clearly meant Probiotix. Apologies – long covid strikes again.
There was no Bearcast yesterday as I was a) knackered after a tough Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks training walk and then b) a bit pissed after Ireland’s triumph over the infidels. You can now donate to the 2022 Rogue Bloggers walk on June 11 HERE. In today’s podcast I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), a long chat with Steve O’Hara and an, in my view, mistaken, but for him massive, call by Lemming Investor. I also cover SkinBiotherapeutics (SBTX). The Russia/Ukraine podcast I refer to is HERE
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The two most read non-Tom items last week were by me – The ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz #130 and Sunday Long Reads: Last of the Department Stores, Successful Estate Agent, Secret Taliban, Inside Pornhub, New Goldfish– which should buy me some time against a P45. TW Note, Don’t kid yourself. The most read non-Tom, non-Darren story is After Ukraine it can never be the same again and it is going to be far worse before it gets better by David Scott.
I start with Ukraine, Russia and all that macro shite and say afew things which challenge the Western narrative and which some of you may disagree with violently. I cover Ferrexpo (FXPO),Amur (AMC) and Eurasia (EUA) in this section. I mention Cineworld (CINE) and then discuss today’s news from Optibiotix (OPTI) and, en passant, Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) where I am buying more shares this afternoon.
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most-read article non-Tom article is once again by me, the ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz #128. The most-read non-Tom, non-Darren article is Thar’s Gold in Greenland’s Icy Mountains and this Fiesty Firm’s Out to Exploit it by Malcolm Stacey, making a welcome return to the leaderboard at number nine or number 16 including Bearcasts.
A reader says that he is tempted and I understand his reasoning but here is why I am not going down that route.
As you know I am reviewing my pension as discussed HERE. As such I am chatting to various CEOs who I have backed and yesterday evening I had a long chat with Stuart Ashman of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). He is not a bluffing promoter but, I believe, a sober and grounded chap. I came away from the call just incredibly excited. I explain why the share price is where it is but also why this could within a couple of years be a 10 bagger but it could equally be a 20 bagger. Certainly any free cash within my SIPP will, even at twice today’s price be going into this stock. And if I am right there is a clear implication for Optibiotix (OPTI) so I am not selling any shares in it either. Footnote/correction. There are not 2 million psoriasis sufferers worldwide as per podcast but 120 million. I can’t say that weakens the case!
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most-read article non-Tom article is once again by me, the ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz #127. The most-read non-Tom, non-Darren article is Investors should not worry like this, Can the home of “Crystal Methodist” really be so sanctimonious about a sex scandal? by Chris Bailey at number 10 or number 17 excluding bearcasts.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has made what it describes as a “Commercial and strategy update”, including arguing “look forward with confidence to further commercial progress of the group in the current year and beyond”. What does that though mean tangibly?
I start with two attempts to restrict what I say, one HERE and another to be discussed later. This is the sort of day when I consider packing it all in, chucking my laptop in the river and spending the rest of my life gardening and keeping goats. Then onto Capital Metals (CMET), Chill Brands (CHLL) and Optibiotix (OPTI)
These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most-read article talks about an article from Private Eye, so make of that what you will. The most-read non-Tom article is Catching Up On My Gold Shares As Sentiment Nose-Dives: Centamin, Panther, Ariana and Golden Prospect by Nigel Somerville at Number 2 excluding bearcasts.
Yes I was dealing with a covidiot. We just cannot go on like this. If folks want to be Good Germans they can be but I cannot be arsed with such poltroons. Then I look at Cineworld (CINE) prompted by this news from Ealing as well as my earlier piece HERE. My only question is whether my target is 0p or 2p. Then SpaceandPeople (SAL) and words on overdrafts. That also applies to Omega Diagnostics (ODX) which I cover. Then today’s warning from the Bank of England is discussed and its importance and grim implications. Finally my chat with Steve O’Hara, forecasts for Optibotix (OPTI) and where the shares will be in three years.
I start with Hitpiece – the latest NFT scam. Aren’t all NFT’s scams? I discuss the ephemeral nature of contemporary music as an asset class. Then onto Amigo (AMGO) where – with the shares surging – it is surely ‘a mega’ short. Then it is onto regulatory and ethical failure at Braveheart (BRH) and Chamberlin (CMH), the common links being the scumbag Trevor Brown and the scallywags at Peterhouse Capital. Then on to more regulatory failure at Chill Brands (FRAUD) before I take along look at UK SPAC (SPC) and all who sail in her. Finally a few words on Optibiotix (OPTI) where I plan to catch up with Steve O’Hara later today.
It is house broker so it is paid to be bullish and so feel free to ignore everything that follows. None the less, as a loyal shareholder myself, I agree with the valuation in a note out yesterday from Cenkos on Optibiotix (OPTI) commenting on its latest news. The note reads:
I start with reflections on how my generation has first hand contact with survivors and victims but young folks do not. Perhaps that is why so many of them are blase about anti-semitism. Light a candle tonight. We will. Then onto an RNS about me not mentioning me. Optibiotix (OPTI), Eurasia Mining (EUA), Doc Martens (DOCS) and Challenger Energy (CEG). I said I’d mention madness incarnate but forgot to.My reference ws to Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) , up 28% today at 2.7p valuing a company with sub £200,000 cash and no assets at all at £65 million. Insane.
I start with a few minutes on Woodlarks. This may be my last year doing the Rogue Bloggers Walk but myself, Lucian Miers, and Jonathan Price are minded to do it once more in May or June. On the basis that it could be a last hurrah and that you may want to consider a way of shifting that Christmas belly bulge how about you join us in 2022? Then onto Optibiotix (OPTI) where its NEDs have behaved in a most disgraceful way with free money share option troughing. As a loyal shareholder this is another kick in the gonads for me and I urge Steve O’Hara to sack three of the four of them and replace them with one new, less greedy, individual. Actually I’d go for all four booting out chairman Neil Davidson as well.
I finally got around to doing what was a New Year resolution of 2021 over Christmas. I discuss that, and then Optibiotix (OPTI) and Lombard Capital (LCAP) a posterboy for the Aquis shit-fest.
The actual most-read non-Tom article of the week is the ShareProphets Sunday Pub Quiz by yours truly, as it was last week. I can only image this is because people thing I have gone soft and made it too easy. Nonetheless, the most-read non-Tom non-Darren article is Me and Carnival plc (‘Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?’) by Chris Bailey.
I start with a report on life at the only place in the world wetter than Wales. Will harvester B have to swim across the dry river to make it home? There are photos on my site but it is getting a bit nerve wracking. I look at crypto and answer questions from reader Guy as to whether it is a bubble. I discuss the ethics of Matt Earl closing most of his Civitas Social Housing (CSH) short and I admit again to being bored by Ariana (AAU) while others are bored by Optibiotix (OPTI) but is that a reason to sell?
In today’s Bearcast I refer to my earlier podcast on the Botswana variant market sell off but take that forward to specific stocks to be buying and shares to be selling as a result. Then I look at Optbiotix (OPTI) and whether Steve O’Hara has been a naughty boy, ADM Energy (ADME) and my expose of earlier HERE – you ain’t seen nothing yet - and Union Jack Oil (UJO).
Having been falling from early this month, shares in SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) are currently further lower after it announced “OptiBiotix Health Plc has placed 3,636,363 ordinary shares in SkinBioTherapeutics with new and existing institutional investors at a price of 55 pence per share”. With SkinBioTherapeutics CEO Stuart Ashman though arguing “the company is going from strength to strength” and “it is important to attract new investors who are keen to come on board to support us in the next stage of the company’s development, as a commercial entity”, why the further share price fall?
I record from the Welsh Hovel which is once again a building site. Excuse any background noise. I look at Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) and its uncorrected and untrue 4 October RNS. Then at the fraud Chill Brands (CHLL). In both cases the regulator, the hapless FCA, should be acting right now. Then it is onto Cineworld (CINE) and, with the graphic below – hat tip EB. I explain why its trading statement is so deceptive and why the shares are still a sell. Finally a few words on Optibiotix (OPTI) & Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and today’s confirmation of what a good journalist I am. What does it mean for both stocks?
As predicted HERE the print going through late on Friday was Optibiotix (OPTI) dumping £2 million worth of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) at 55p. I told you that this would happpen weeks ago producing more bluster and fake denials from all involved. Fuckers! The release this morning insults the intelligence of we loyal shareholders in both companies yet again. Stuart, Steve, posh PR bird Melanie Toyne-Sewell and the scumbags at Cenkos do you think we are idiots? You treat us as if we are.
The top non-Tom article this week is JKX Oil and Gas offers an almost guaranteed 12% return for anyone taking a position now by Gary Newman at number four or number 10 if you include the Bearcasts.
I predicted that this was the plan and such a trade went through on the prints late on Friday. Both Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) have declined chances I have offered ( two for Opti) to deny the trade was as I speculate. So where does this leave shareholders in both companies and the, badly advised by scumbags Cenkos, Steve O’Hara?
In today’s podcast I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI) and another battle from the ShareProphets comments boards. Then I look at Alien Metals (UFO) and Anglesy Mining (AYM), at Kanobo (KNB), Guild ESports (GILD) and at Reabold Resources (RBD). I start with a few words on last night’s video recording with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Personal Banking and Fairer Financial Services. With reference to it, if I sound conceited it is because, in my humble opinion, I have every right to be. The Alien expose to which I refer is HERE.
I have a few words on Malcolm’s article of earlier which, by definition, makes me old according to him. Pot. Kettle. I talk about the general mood of insanity. Then, in that context, I look at the Optibiotix (OPTI) vs Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) debate. Should one short one and go long the other as PL has suggested? I discuss what I am doing and why.
The top non-Tom article this week is My Gold Stocks, and Time To Revisit One I Let Go? by Nigel Somerville at number 4 or number 9 if you include the Bearcast.
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)
This event was held on 9 September and what follows is a transcript of the more interesting Q&As. There is oodles of jam tomorrow but I sense that the time for that working has passed. Steve O’Hara and Optibiotix (OPTI) need to start delivering jam today to drive a re-rate of any sort, let alone from £50 million to £1 billion as suggested in Q1.
The top non-Tom article this week is EXPOSE: Powerhouse Energy – What is its tech all about? This really is all hot air, smoke & mirrors by Peter Brailey at number 5 or number 10 if you include the Bearcast.
I start with the Chris Cleverly West Ham round-up and what says about our attitude to white collar crime in the UK. What it says disgusts me. I move onto Optibiotix (OPTI). I am still a bull but i explian to the company why it is so unloved. Then finally to Cineworld (CINE) a slam dunk short at 63p. This could be a penny stock after an inevitable debt for equity swap but, taking a 30 year view, I would not buy even then.
Cenkos is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) so it is biased. I own a truck load of shares in Optibiotix so I am biased. But this 34 page note is detailed and may give you pause for thought. Steve O’Hara is doing an online presentation and Q&A tonight. I am not attending as I am washing my hair. Brokers notes and investor love-ins are all very well what I want to see now are material revenues and profits. And, while notes and presentations may tickle the share price, a material re-rate can only come from those sales and profits being delivered. I still believe that it will happen but I understand that others are bored of waiting. The full note is below.
The top non-Tom article this week is Jubilee Metals is making good progress with production and is set to benefit from strong metal prices: BUY by Gary Newman at number five or number eleven if you include the Bearcast and Tom’s new shareshow.
I start with a discussion on the forest fires in this region of Greece then move onto the impending total humiliation of Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer after today’s shocker HERE. Then I look at Supply@ME Capital (SYME) asking if its boss owns any shares at all. He certainly does not own 26% as claimed. Then I look at the Optibiotix (OPTI) trading statement discussing it and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). Finally back to a wretch: Versarien (VRS) and its shite results which show why we must get Ian Westbrook over the line – he is now, with a slightly extended deadline – just £1775 shy of making the loathsome Neill Ricketts sweat in court. Please keep giving those tenners and twenties HERE
The most read non-Tom article is NMCN – refinancing discussions to address “working capital”. Really?… by Steve Moore at number four, or number seven including Bearcasts and Tom’s new shareshow. Which one is the best of the week? Tell me in the comments.
I start with a defence of my share tipping on Optibiotix (OPTI). Am I really responsible for a chap who has bought and sold four times each time making a loss? He blames me. Then I consider if I should buy, sell or just hold MyHealthChecked (MHC). Then a few words on Father’s Day and also a few words on how I shall be annoying Abi the mutant curtain twitcher tomorrow.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced its 2020 calendar year results, emphasising improving financials and that it is well placed to exploit a now established low overhead, sustainable business model. It is what we learned in a chat with Steve O’Hara that makes us flag this up as such a STRONG BUY.
I start with a morning spent cleaning up Joshua’s attic, a picture of which and of the Mrs looking stunning as she claims the credit is HERE. Then it is onto the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Bidstack (BIDS) and Optibiotix (OPTI).
SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has announced the results of the AxisBiotix-PsT consumer study of patients suffering from psoriasis and it says that it will now be seeking regulatory approval for the product as a food supplement in parallel in the UK, US and Europe… targeting a commercial launch of theAxisBiotix-Ps™ product in Q4 2021”. Do the maths! This is going to be massive.
In today’s podcast, I cover Colin Bird’s latest pointless IPO, African Pioneer (ASP/AFP), Galileo Resources (GLR), Amigo (AMGO), Optibiotix (OPTI), Nightcap (NGHT), Catenae (CTEA), Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Sound Energy (SOU), the fraud Zoetic (ZOE), Harvest Minerals (HMI), and how proud I am of my garden.
Okay, tomorrow is the big day. If you are yet to donate please do so HERE as the Rogue Bloggers are now just over £2,000 off target. In today’s podcast, I discuss at length issues arising from the Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and Optibiotix (OPTI) issue where Steve O’Hara says a man who took a company to the Isle of Man knows nothing about tax! Then onto the fraud Zoetic (ZOE), company specific issues and the wider one, raised by promoter David Lenigas today, of the increased risk caused by margin buying of small caps.
Two days to the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks walk and £2,500 needed. Please donate HERE. In today’s podcast I look at Optibiotix (OPTI), Bidstack (BIDS), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and day 2 of the Zoetic (ZOE) fraud not answering a simple but critical question.
The good news is that Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks is, 3 days ahead of our walk, now less than £3,000 away from our £48,000 fund raise target. If you are yet to donate, please do so HERE. In today’s podcast, I discuss Amigo (AMGO), Wishbone Gold (WSBN), Zoetic (ZOE), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and Optibiotix (OPTI).
And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara and oil guru Peter Brailey. There is also me. I am a big investor in Optibiotix but explain why I am angry but not selling and challenge Peter on how to play oil plus he and I discuss the most overvalued stock on the Standard List, a total joke capitalised at almost £100 million, worth c£1 million.You can access the show HERE
My video with Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve is with Darren and the show should go live tomorrow. But I pick up on one point and that is the behaviour of IIs vs PIs. Then with that also in mind, I look at Savannah Resources (SAV), comment on Big Sofa (BST) and then on the fun and games at Versarien (VRS) which could well bring my 0p target a lot sooner than I had thought. We have now raised more than £15,000 ( with gift aid) as the rogue bloggers for Woodlarks. Thank you to Jocelyn and Vin for two big donations today, can you please also be generous and donate HERE.
Post your entries in the comments section below. The prize is a signed photo of Darren Atwater in his swimming trunks and the contest concerns UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) which I discuss. I also mention Optibiotix (OPTI) en passant, explain how a Supply@ME Capital (SYME) acquisition works and look at Trainline (TRN).
The 98% of you yet to donate to rogue bloggers for Woodlarks will not have seen the offer made by Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara. You can both see his offer and make a donation as you think of the misery that looms for Andrew Bell on 29 May HERE. In the rest of the podcast I discuss being snitched on by some cottage burning freak, Ridgecrest (RDGC), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) and Alba Minerals (ALBA).
Quite honestly what is the point of announcing a lock in arrangement when across London’s junior markets folks either ignore them completely or sell a big line and then get everyone to agree that the lock in now only applies to the remaining shares? Why not be honest and say that what is in effect is an Orderly Market Arrangement except when folks just dump with no sanction which is a disorderly market arrangement?
I am in complete agony after a 20 mile training walk for Woodlarks. Feel my pain and please make a donation to rogue bloggers today. Then I make a few more observations about Optibiotix (OPTI) and its chairman.
I start with a few words on the late Phil the Greek and reference an article I wrote exactly one month ago HERE on the liberal US celeb Joy Behar calling out Phil and his family as Nazis. I reflect on the weather here in Wales and how tomorrow’s 20 mile training walk for Woodlarks will be very unpleasant indeed. So please do support me with a donation HERE. Then I discuss the saintly Vin Murria and share sales at Summerway (SWC) and for the first and last time in history I am a bit uneasy about all of this. Then the debate on whether to back the Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) or the Optibiotix (OPTI) charger?
I start with a true story. Surely it is a cracking warning of the top of the market. Then onto the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) confirming my scoop. Finally a long discussion on the morality of breaking lock-ins ref Optibiotix (OPTI), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and Powerhouse Energy (PHE) run by sleazy ex Tory MP Tim Yeo.
Notwithstanding the lock-in shenanigans with Optibiotix (OPTI) discussed HERE, I am more bullish than ever. The results from Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) for the six months to 31 December 2020 came out on Monday. I apologise for the delayed update but I needed to ponder a while. What we read a few days ago was just excellent. Hence this upgrade.
Yesterday it was Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) which allowed Optibiotix (OPTI) to dump shares less than six months after announcing a firm lock in agreement lasting 12 months. Today it is Powerhouse Energy (PHE) showing that these announcements are utterly meaningless and investors cannot rely on them at all.
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.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the Optibiotix (OPTI) meal substitute drinks and do actually feel better after just a few days of losing a meal a day and a week of near zero carbs and no booze at all. But a serving suggestion from one reader went down very badly. Elsewhere I look at Sabien Technology (SNT) and the fallout from l’affaire Julie Meyer, Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and also at Provident Financial (PFG).
I start discussing my weight, as HERE, the annual Woodlarks walk and how my use of Optibiotix (OPTI) shakes is going. Then onto Sam Gyimah and the diversity in business myth. If you are listening in Scotland, do not discuss this podcast with your other half at supper tonight or else! Then onto today’s shocking news about Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer.
The most read non-Tom article this week is Gold Shares – It’s been a tough few months, but I sense we are near the bottom by Nigel Somerville at number four, or number nine including Bearcasts and Tom’s new shareshow. Which one is the best of the week? Tell me in the comments.
A chap says he has made five hundred grand on Eurasia (EUA) so what does it matter if a few rules have been broken? I explain exactly why it matters and should matter even to him. Then I address why shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are not reacting to the surging share price of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). Natch I remain a loyal shareholder in both.
A few words on the Budget then is Peterhouse staffed by woke loons or alt right freaks or both? I discuss in relation to Mountfield (MOGP). I look at Marchale (MAC), Iconic (ICON), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX).
As a loyal shareholder I see nothing to shock me and a good bit to please. Specifically:
In today’s podcast I look at Remote Monitored Systems (RMS), Online Blockchain (OBC), Zoetic (ZOE), Zenith Energy (ZEN) - after today’s bombshell expose - ADVFN (AFN), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX).
I am a massive shareholder in Optibiotix (OPTI) and believe that I will do very well from my investment, where my average in price is c9p. The shares are now 61.5p mid and I think they will easily double from here within 18 months if not far sooner. But there can be no double standards here in the way that I cover companies, just because I own shares in them. I think the company has made a material accounting error which is also an own goal! Here’s why:
Yup, if he does an interview with me and my tough questions, shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) go down. So, going forward, it is only those paid-for interviews with folks like Proactive. “Steve, is your schlonger enormous or gigantic? Why are your shares so cheap? etc etc.” Whatever, I apologise to you all for asking the odd question. Without my malign influence, Optibiotix would clearly be in the FTSE 100. I discuss this company’s prospects and also those of Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) where I am also a loyal shareholder. I look at Trainline (TRN), Online Blockchain (OBC) and Vast Resources (VAST).
I start with the non-financial GroupThink but explain how this is relevant to three shares: Remote Monitored Systems (RMS), Optibiotix (OPTI), and Cineworld (CINE). And I outline why two of the three are screaming sells and one a screaming buy. Guess which? I refer to this article I penned earlier on how dissent from GroupThink is being stifled.
We still have three days left in 2020, so Tom may pull out a spectacular Bearcast that disrupts this list. Barring that, these are the fifty Bearcasts that delighted and infuriated ShareProphets members the most. You free riders have no idea what you are missing out on
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that Non Executive Director (NED) Peter Wennstrom – of whom we’d never heard – is to step down to be replaced by Christopher Brinsmead CBE, subject to the completion of regulatory due diligence being carried out by the Company’s Nomad. For a £50 million odd capitalised company, Brinsmead is a real BSD to pick up.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has emphasised “another step in building brand and product presence in the large North American market” as it announced its latest deal. Yes it is a step but frustratingly one revealed on a release using the Adam Reynolds keyboard. The one with no numbers on it.
I have been chewing over what to do about my little stash of subscription shares for fully listed Golden Prospect (full shares: GPM, subs: GPSS) as the deadline for coughing up the subscription price is almost upon us. There are hard decisions to be made….
In today’s podcast I look at Cineworld (CINE), Trainline (TRN), Novacyt (NCYT), Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX).
And so we are indeed heading back into lockdown. I’ll leave aside the merits or otherwise of that, but would urge readers to take a look at THIS and consider a polite, brief but acid note to your MP pointing out that their own job prospects may be in question if they do not challenge Bonkers Boris, as suggested by Peter Hitchens if you think fit. The question now, for investors, is what to do.
The actual most-read, non-Tom article of the week is ‘Share Tips Of The Year‘ by Steve Moore but I am not counting that, sorry Steve. Therefore, the most read non-Tom article this week is Ariana – Q3 Kiziltepe preliminary production results, and increased throughput on the way… by Nigel Somerville at a fine number five or at number nine, including Bearcasts and Tom’s new shareshow. Which one is the best of the week? Tell me in the comments.
I am back here at last and allow a bit of time for personal matters. Then it is on to Optibiotix (OPTI), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), Verditek (VDTK) and G3 Exploration (G3E)
Before we get to the most-read articles of the week, I want to plug the Netflix documentary The China Hustle, which I watched yesterday. Essentially, they have made a documentary about Nigel Somerville and the Filthy Forty…
I have a small holding in AIM-listed Optibiotix (OPTI) – perhaps Tom Winnifrith’s favourite stock. It has been a wild ride, with the shares having headed above £1 a pop but the stock has certainly been in the doldrums recently, having tested 50p over the summer and has now perked up to just 63p. Yet we are getting an extended flurry of contracts and deals which should transform this business, which as far as I can see has little issue over cash whilst we await the mega-profits promised. What gives?…
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is “pleased to see that Seed has achieved FDA authorisation for an IND in a product containing OptiBiotix’s Lactobacillus plantarum LPLDL®”. So, what does this mean?…
OptiBiotix (OPTI) has announced that it is “pleased to have signed an agreement with UITC to distribute our award-winning medical device in Singapore”…
The most read non-Tom article this week is Royal Dutch Shell – are we nearly there yet? by Peter Brailey is at a sexy number six or at just past the leaderboard at number fourteen, including Bearcasts and Tom’s new shareshow. Which one is the best of the week? Tell me in the comments.
I am in a bit of a rush as I prepare to head to Shipston on family business. But first I have to enjoy filling skips, making jam and gin and emptying the kitchen. Then I answer Malcolm’s question on target prices with reference to two companies you know well. Then it is onto the assumption made by dim Tories like Lucy Allan MP about how all members of certain industries would thrive without lockdown. I know the industry she refers to better than anyone and she’s talking horse. The same madness is demonstrated with the way the dim Tories chuck cash at Versarien (VRS), the folly of which I expose again today HERE.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is “pleased to present… results for the six month period ended 30 June 2020” and we have had a chat with CEO Steve O’Hara…
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is “pleased to announce… an exclusive distribution agreement with Ayalla Marketing for the distribution of its cholesterol reducing probiotic, LPLDL®, as an ingredient and as four finished products (CholBiome, CholBiomeX3, CholBiomeBP and CholBiomeVH) within the CholBiome® portfolio for Brazil”…
The most read non-Tom article this week is Five Slam-Dunk sells for 2020 – September update as market madness continues by Nigel Somerville is at a nifty number nine or at a truly terrible number 17 including Bearcasts and Tom’s new shareshow. Which one is the best of the week? Tell me in the comments.
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) is “pleased to announce that it has has entered into an agreement with a US company for the purpose of large scale manufacture and commercialisation of a number of SweetBiotix® products”…
I have been doing good work on the mystery of who my great grandmother really was. My great aunt, her daughter being the actress Anna Lee, did some work as you can see HERE, but I have gone a step further and have an agreement to do a DNA test to solve the mystery once and for all. I discuss this distraction and then move on to Sound Energy (SOU), Optibiotix (OPTI), Cobra Resources (COBR), and 7 Digital (7DIG).
I start with why I am so sceptical, even cross about Rishi Sunak's mini budget yesterday. Some measures are profilgate, others downright counter productive. Then it is onto Eurasia (EUR) and the red flags that make be sceptical although I would be happy, for him at least, if my pal Christian got rich. Then onto Kefi (KEFI) and another gold stock I own and why they could really rip higher on a three month view. Finally I answer a reader question about Optibiotix (OPTI). No my faith is not waning at all. Au contraire, after a company chat earlier....
Yesterday I explained how Optibiotix (OPTI) has sold 4.5 million shares in Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) on Friday, a trade yet to be announced but where the buyer is clearly already selling. But this scandal is, I believe far, far bigger and should be enough to see SP Angel cold shouldered by the AIM Community.
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.
Updating on OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) earlier this week we noted interest from larger partners and shorter partner discussions as sales are significantly developing. Now “a non-exclusive license agreement for its SlimBiome® trademark with Evolution_18 and related launch of fibre gummies containing OptiBiotix's SlimBiome® proprietary weight management technology”…
Malcolm will not approve of this as he regards it as unethical. But I am getting older and, to date, Centamin (CEY) and San Leon (SLE) are the only dividend paying stocks in my pension. And that has to change
Excluding ShareProphets Radio 29, the most read non-Tom article this week is Another Thursday another reality pill, this time for BT Group...? by Chris Bailey at a fantastic number five or number 13 including Bearcasts.
Excluding ShareProphets Radio 29, the most read non-Tom article this week is How Many Investors Own Gold Stocks? by Nigel Somerville at a sensational number seven or number 14 including Bearcasts.
Of course, those who know best will insist that this in no way validates the IP of Optibiotix (OPTI) and is a small deal which will not generate any license (and thus almost all margin with no working capital needed) profits at all. Whatever… So why has it not been announced?
Excluding ShareProphets Radio 28, the most read non-Tom article this week is The man who predicted minus prices for oil asks where to next? Lower the only option?... by Peter Brailey, at a fantastic number four or number 11 including
A “Placing and Related Party Transaction” announcement from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI)… but we previously stated confidence of the company now moving to profitability, so are we wrong? No! In fact we are now far more bullish than ever before following a chat with boss Steve O'Hara earlier.
Excluding ShareProphets Radio 28, the most read non-Tom article this week is Block Energy has proven why you shouldn't believe the hype - especially from the company itself! by Gary Newman, at swell number three or number eight including Bearcasts.
I start with a note on Bidstack (BIDS), which I shall be taking up with AIM Regulation over the weekend and end with Future (FUTR) which needs to issue a profits warning. In the middle I go therough the very murky tale at AIM listed All Active Asset (AAA) which sees uber ramper Chris Akers in action and Peterhouse Corporate Finance boss Peter Greensmith make a £768,000 killing in his private vehicles while acting as broker and pulling the strings at AAA and also acting as broker to suspended AIM stock Asimilar which is involved in this strange tangle. Then it is onto Optibiotix (OPTI) and a small placing. But this is not a bailout as Cynical will no doubt claim but,possibly a gateway, to a mega re-rate as I explain.
It looks like the cash that I did not realise until a few months ago I had, will finally arrive in my SIPP this week. so where will I invest it? I discuss my outlook for equities in general, what I shall avoid and then Optibiotix (OPTI). R4E (R4E), Imperial Brands (IMB), Centamin (CEY), Tesco (TSCO), BP (BP.), Shell (RDSB), Wishbone Gold (WSBN) Red Rock (RRR) and Fox Marble (FOX).
Last week we noted a “key” SlimBiome contract manufacturing agreement for OptiBiotix Health (OPTI)... now it “builds on” this such agreement for meal replacement shakes designed specifically to support the international expansion of its own label GoFigure® consumer weight management brand…
Excluding ShareProphets Radio 27, the most read non-Tom article this week is Imperial Brands & Royal Dutch Shell - tell us about the 'd' word (please) by Chris Bailey, at number four or number 11 including Bearcasts.
Natch I wish the Prime Minister a speedy recovery from Covid 19. I am sure that like almost all healthy victims he will recover and refer you to my two podcasts HERE and HERE as to why the Doomsayers are engaing in GroupThink but really cannot have it both ways: the virus cannot be both highly contagious and highly lethal. I discuss why the three day shares rally, now reversed today, cannot be justified in terms of the likely curve of corporate earnings recovery. I look at Next (NXT), Optibiotix (OPTI) and dual listings, Dev Clever (DEV) & Royal Mail Group (RMG)
Excluding ShareProphets Radio 27, the most read non-Tom article this week is Gold falls off a cliff. Anything to worry about? by Nigel Somerville, with a rare number one on the leaderboard or number 9 including Bearcasts.
The prices of all AIM stocks are now essentially a binary bet. They are either 100% overvalued as they will go bust or, having collapsed, are fundamentally incredibly cheap as they are not going bust whatever the share price says. Optibiotix (OPTI) is very much in the latter category. I accept folks are panicking generally or they are facing margin calls elsewhere and have to sell shares to meet them. That however is not what will drive the share price in the long run...
It is a happy game which I have discussed with a couple of listeners. Anyhow, it just shows how data can be interpreted in so many ways. I am, you may be pleased, or maybe distressed, to hear taking steps tpo improve my chances. I then discuss the market crash and how it affects different classes of shares - the issue for us all is not whether our investments are cheap but will the equity in them survive? If the answer is YES then I suspect they are now cheap. If NO well then they are still expensive. I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), Bidstack (BIDS), Versarien (VRS), Big Sofa (BST), Big Dish (DISH), Restaurant Group (RTN), Ascent Resources (AST), City Centre Pubs (CTC) and also why gold and gold shares are not soaring. Fear not, Malcolm Burne has the experience and the answer. They will.
This is a fantastic tweet from restaurant entrepreneur Jonathan Downey. It's a picture taken ten years ago this month (possibly ten years ago this week, I can't be sure) of his restaurant burning down. It's of interest to us because the fire that started in his restaurant also burnt down the offices of Rivington Street Holdings, one T. Winnifrith, CEO.
Don't worry the sun will still rise tomorrow and we are not ALL going to die of Coronavirus. I discuss the oil price crash and stockmarket slump and look in particular at: Tern (TERN), Carnival (CCL), Bidstack (BIDS), Versarien (VRS), the antics of market makers, Diversified Gas & Oil (DGOC), Bahamas Petroleum (BPC), BP (BP.), Shell (RDSB), Tullow (TLW), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premier Oil (PMO)
Excluding ShareProphets Radio 26, the most read non-Tom article this week is Is it Better To be Short A Stock Promotion Or A Total Fraud? by, um, TweetingCEO. No, I don't know who that is, either. He or she is in 7th place, or number 15 if you include Bearcasts.
Last week we noted a licencing agreement for LPLDL, of OptiBiotix Health (OPTI), was clearly positive with the potential then significantly added to but that Uruguay itself is clearly not the largest of markets. The latter is not the case for the United States and Canada!…
This really is today's bearcast despite my introduction. Thanks for the kind messages about the flooding, the waters are now recedng fast. In today's podcast I look at China and the Coronavirus and ask WHEN IQE (OQE) will warn and if that will force a discounted placing. Methinks it will. I then look at the rioles of brokers (does research mean anything)? and Nomads (rules on quitting) in general and specifically in relation to Versarien (FRAUD). Then I discussa crazed TW hater and Optibiotix (OPTI) and how ultimately all comment on a company cannot determine its real value. In that vein I also look at Novacyt (NCYT) before finally looking at the worthless joke that is Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR). And I announce a fifth rogue blogger, Praise the Lord. Please donate something to the Woodlarks appeal HERE
In today's podcast I discuss Carnival (CCL) and the Coronavirus, Optibiotix (OPTI) and Versarien (VRS)
Excluding ShareProphets Radio 24, the most read non-Tom article this week is ITM Power – a great 5 bagging share tip... but where’s the share price going now? by Peter Brailey for the second week. He's off the leaderboard at #11 or #18 if you include Bearcasts.
Okay it is paid for Proactive so this is not exactly Jeremy Paxman. There are no hard numbers on the big deals and that is no shock, we will have to wait for a formal half year trading statement for that ( or maybe sooner) but this is a confident showing. My numbers are HERE and the STRONG BUY stance is unchanged.
Excluding ShareProphets radio 23, the most read non-Tom article this week is Hurricane Energy – More bad news by the new boy, Peter Brailey.He's on at a respectable #4 or #12 if you include Bearcasts.
Tom Winnifrith writes: Two days ago on this very website I gave four reasons why I have never been so bullish about Optiubiotix (OPTI) with the shares then at a 60p offer. Now the offer is 67p and the shares are still a massive buy at up to 80p with a target to top slice at 125p achievable within months.
I start with a few words on Brexit Day and how we celebrated it HERE in Wales. Then with case studies Toople (TOOP) and Haydale (HAYD) I look at clear Nomad and adviser failings harking back to those at African Potash (AFPO) and suggesting why it is vital that, now, heads start to roll. I also discuss Future (FUTR) and Optibiotix (OPTI) and suggest that you all follow the great example of No Gold HERE
In today's podcast I discuss freedom of expression with reference to Alistair Stewart, Andrew Monk, Schroders and a whore's drawers. I look at ValiRx (VAL), the joke that is NEX Exchange Regulation, Oracle Power (ORCP), Andalas Energy (ADL) and Haydale Graphene (HAYD). Finally I defend No Gold ( please donate to the Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks old chap, HERE) and report back on my Optibiotix (OPTI), Slimbiome weight loss programme.
I am now a customer as well as a shareholder having ordered two boxes of Slimbiome to help me shift, ahem, a few pounds. I shall report back on my progress. But you want to gain pounds don’t you? Well at a 60p offer, the way to do that is to buy more Optibiotix (OPTI) shares. I have as I have never been more confident about the company and its prospects. Let me explain why with reference to the four bits of news out this week...
The photos below show the two boxes of Slimbiome that arrived today at the Welsh Hovel and also one of the sachets, 21 of which sit in each box. I have used a standard loo roll in the pictures to give you an indication of size.
In today's podcast I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), how the critics have moved the goalposts and the ghastly Daily Mail. I also look at Big Dish (DISH) where ennui is setting in, at misleading interims from the worthless cur that is Plutus Powergen (PPG), at serial confetti issuer Zenith Energy (ZEN) and then at Eurasia Mining (EUA) where, after this post, I should say Optiva is now denying it is doing a placing. But frankly, it's still a matter of when not if.
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)
Chris Bailey's article Has Fevertree (FEVR) completely lost its fizz? by Chris Bailey (spoiler alert: it's the top non-Tom story) made me think about the wider drinks industry.
In today's photo bearcast I discuss ADVFN (AFN) and London's worst and fattest Nomad, Optibiotix (OPTI), Plutus Powergen (PPG), Dods (DODS), Tissue Regenix (TRX) and Sosandar (SOS) whose antics are enough to turn a man to drink.
If a trading statement needs explaining then it is badly written. Yet again Optibiotix (OPTI) stands accused of that. I really think the company should fire its PR PDQ. Frankly I could, and would, do a better job. As a result of a badly written release, folks are accusing boss Steve O’Hara of lying. He has not. Amid the confusion the shares have slipped to 50-52p. I have taken the chance to buy some more...
I clarify my share purchase ion Otibiotix (OPT). I discuss the revelations yesterday about the breakdown of historic income at Versarien (VRS) explaining, to BBMs who claim it does not, exactly why it does matter! Then I discuss whether Terry Smith's golden run is about to break badly for him. Do not get me wrong, I think Smith is an absolute top banana but I have a doubt or two.
The resignation letter from a NED at an AIM listed company is a shocker. So far there has been no RNS. If the company does not come clean on what is in the letter I shall publish in full on Monday as it opens up a serioes of cans of worms which raises far bigger scandals I suspect. I discus this at length. I also look at Plutus Powergen (PG), Zinc Media (ZIN) and in great detail Optibiotix (OPTI) where the professional cynics have got it wrong and need to apologise. I have bought more shares on the back of today's interims and explain why.
In today's podcast I look at mini-bond scandal house Wellesley Finance and why it once again shames new Bank of England Governor Andrew "asleep at the wheel" bailey and the shitheads round at the FCA. I comment on another of its failings in light of today's Neil Woodford News. I comment on Big Dish (DISH), have a theory about Angloa African Oil & Gas (AAOG), comment on Optibiotix (OPTI), Versarien (VRS) and ask how long its Nomad will tolerate Neill Ricketts and finally on Aston Martin Lagonda (AML).
This is quite possibly the most successful year for ShareProphets sccops and stories. Julie Meyer, Neil Woodford, those wacky wonderkids at Burford—didn't we all have a fun year? Here are the stories and Bearcasts that moved your fellow ShareProphets members. Of course some folks think it is not worth £5.99 to catch all these market moving articles and exposes...
Before we get to the most-read articles and listen-to Bearcasts of the week, let's look at how the worlds indexes did againts the S & P. Oh, dear.
I start with a service announcement. Then I look at Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG), Optibiotix (OPTI) and then I discuss Christmas, retail trends and macro trends. Though he arrives by the wrong route, Malcolm arrives at the right destination on this matter.
The screenshot below looks to be self explanatory. 715 UK stores. Ching. Ching. As I noted in bearcasts for most of the pre-Christmas week, Optibiotox (OPTI) shares are a strong buy. Might the company possibly RNS this?
Get ready for the event most anticipated every year by ShareProphets readers. Of course, I mean the Sixth Annual View from Readers' Windows.
I start where I finished yesterday with Optibiotix (OPTI). Then I look at Bidstack (BIDS), Dev Clever (DEV), Versarien (VRS), Infrastrata (INFA) and NMC Health (NMC)
Don't get me wrong, what Steve O' Hara said in an interview with Proactive today is great news for Optibiotix (OPTI), truly great news which makes the shares a compelling buy, but surely this is the stuff for an RNS? Surely it is price sensitive?
A day of triumph at the Welsh Hovel sees me discuss Sound Energy (SOU) whose hand I forced last night with this article, Bidstack (BIDS) which has finally come, partially, clean about the mess it is in and Iconic (ICON) which has yet to 'fess up to its woes but will do so soon. I also discuss one very good company, Optibiotix (OPTI)
In today's podcast I look at two utterly absurd proposals from Labour on broadband and on Inheritance Tax. Insanity. I also warn No Gold that he better get his £50 ready for me on December 13. Then I look at Angus Energy (ANGS), Optibiotix (OPTI), Neil Woodford disasters Kier (KIE), Eddie Stobart Logistics (ESL) and Non-Standard Finance (NSF). Then at Veltyco (VLTY) which is clearly insolvent. 95p to 1.5p in two years, thank God it had a female CEO to demonstrate the benefits of boardroom diversity for some of that period. Incidentally that CEO Ms. Blau earned 220,000 Euro for just seven months work so did a great job of closing the #GenderPayGap. Rejoice! Rejoice!
Last week, ShareProphets reader Mark Smith tore a strip off of me for my blasé attitude towards cannabis stocks and drug legalisation. I mean, read that comment: Mr Smith thinks I'm basically Pablo Escobar with a laptop.
Do not get me wrong. I am a big fan of Steve O’Hara. I think he is doing a cracking job at Optibiotix (OPTI) where – as a loyal and very material (for me) shareholder – I expect to see the shares more than double from 62p within the next year. However, I’d be a hypocrite if I did not hold O’Hara to the same standards as obvious scallywags like Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) when it came to the disclosure of material information.
Yes Neil, I will be the guy turning up at some point today in a blue van at your luxury HQ to take some photos and maybe shoot a short video. My pal Nigel Somerville may be coming too. It will be good to catch up. See you later! In the podcast today I also look at Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT), backing Richard Jennings at Global Resources Investment Trust (GRIT) and at Optibiotix (OPTI). I also receive complaints about my coverage of Neil yesterday. I despair.
There are two guests in this week's show, First up I discuss recent events at Bahamas Petroleum (BPC). then I discuss sexism in the City and Big Sofa (BST) with its boss Kirsty Fuller. Then it is on to Adam Reynolds where we cover Sosandar (SOS), Optibiotix (OPTI), Big Sofa (BST), Yourgene (YGEN) and Concepta (CPT). It is during this segment that the cat and the rat feature. If you like this and can't wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.
A “GoFigure agreement for Southern Africa” announcement from OptiBiotix Health(OPTI) Does this matter? Yes it all helps.
Right now, we're number seven by GDP in the world economy leaderboard. By 2030, we'll be far down the list and number seven will be taken by Egypt. This is a prevocative prediction for only 11 years.
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...
In this seventh edition of the ShareProphets Radio podcast sponsored by Turner Pope, this week, in order I discuss why Burford scrutiny is so welcome then interview Matt Earl, the Dark Destroyer, on Avanti (AVN) , Burford (BUR), IQE (IQE), First Derivatives (FDP), Versarien (VRS), Quindell (QPP)) and Kerry Group. After a few more thoughts from me on scrutiny of smaller AIM stocks I interview Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) and then discuss one area where I disagree with him on strategy. If you like this and can't wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.
Sure, this column is merely about the 10 most read articles and listened-to Bearcasts, but when I can squeeze in something sexy, like Bitcoin or graphene or Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice futures, I get all the page views. This week, I have the big dogL Warren Buffett in graphic form. Look to me on top next week.
Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have fallen by more than a quarter on the back on results for the six months to May 31 which are, let us not kid ourselves, really not very impressive indeed. The bears are cock-a-hoop but now talking errant nonsense. We bulls look a bit daft. As a shareholder I feel a bit sore but, having chatted to CEO Steve O’Hara at length, I retain a stance of strong buy. I see one director, Fred Narbel, has bought 17,000 shares at 50p and I expect more, larger scale, boardroom buying to follow. And this is why...
Apologies for the background noise in the Thomas Cook (TCG) segment, a workman at the Welsh Hovel has not quite understood how I have to pay his bloated fucking wages. I also discuss Rutherford (RUTH)_and how it will destroy the reputation of Neil Woodford but not in the way Nigel suggests and Optibiotix (OPTI)
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
You could not dream up a more perfect weekly reader's top five articles than what we got this week.
On today's podcast I discuss Westminster Group (WSG) run by ex Tory MP Tony Baldry of 3DM infamy, Metro Bank (MTRO), the Sith Lord Zak Mir, Sam Antar, Optibiotix (OPTI), Inspirit (INSP) and Dev Clever (DEV) - when are its (sure to be dire) results?
Excuse my croaky voice. In this inaugural edition of the ShareProphets Radio podcast sponsored by Riverfort Global Capital, this week, in order I discuss the pot bubble, interview Nigel Somerville on Neil Woodford, flag up my next 3 FRC PLC victims, interview outspoken broker Andrew Monk, discuss why CSR is a waste of cash and interview Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI). Enjoy. If you like this and can't wait seven days for more of the same you should listen to my Bearcast every day.
Optibiotix (OPTI) shares now trade at 72p to buy after the announcement of a new deal with a company called BioEnergiser Ltd for the online distribution of SlimBiome Medical in the UK. SlimBiome Medical is a CE-marked medical device which independent clinical studies show reduces hunger, cravings for sweet and savoury foods, and fat intake. Steve O’Hara tells me this is not because Optibiotix's own online sales are slowing. Far from it. But this is just another channel to market...
The ShareProphets Radio Show is the most popular item on ShareProphets this week. Which is great, but we want it to go so much farther.
In today's bearcast I look at Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG), Management Resource Solutions (MRS), the syphillitic welfare funded client of Cupid (CUP), Albert Technologies (ALB), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Dev Clever (DEV).
Having spent the week in Canada, I was tempted to put up another Visual Capitalist chart about Cannabis, but the latest one was clearly sponsored and had a logo all over it. We at ShareProphets are purer than that.
I have known that this move was in the offing for a couple of months. Quite simply the official broker to Optibiotix (OPTI), that is to say finnCap, is useless. But an AIM company needs a retained broker so it stays in place. However it is not publishing research nor is it putting forecasts into the market nor is it getting secondary buying of the stock by institutional investors. Finncap is FinnCrap...
In today's bearcast I touch on Neil Woodford and the duffing up he is getting today from Andrew Bailey head of the chocolate teapots at the FCA. Then I comment on Optibiotix (OPTI), RedT Energy (RED), Remote Monitoring Solutions (RMS)_ - formerly the criminal dog Strat Aero - RM2 (RM2) and Arden Partners (ARDN)
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced what could be its biggest supply and manufacturing deal to date and it could be generating revenues within a couple of months. This is big, very big and at 80p offer the shares are a strong buy...
In this bearcast I ask a series of questions for PR spinners for Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). References to 210p should be 227p. Let's see what answers I get. I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI), RM2 (RM2), Mysale (MYSL), Agronomics (ANIC) and have a big question for Neill Ricketts and Versarien (VRS)
It's the second bank holiday this month, and that gives us a little time to reflect back on the most-read stories of this past year. Who would have guessed THIS would be #1?
The shares are off a tad thanks to another piss poor hatchet piece on Stockopedia, which I take apart HERE. There is actually some good news from Optibiotix (OPTI)...
Broker Optiva has made a very generous donation to Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks. Given how beastly I am about it (as is Levi) that is very generous. I suggest you follow suit HERE. Stockopedia has done another poor hatchet job on Optibiotix (OPTI). I explain why it is just a piss poor and pointless piece. The shares, at 89p are a BUY at up to 90p and will be 125p+ in a very short order.
Steve O’ Hara says he is looking to do two new distribution deals a month and so here is the first for May. Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that its fully-owned subsidiary ProBiotix Health Ltd., has signed a license agreement with Instituto Español de Nutrición Personalizada, S.A. for the use of Lactobacillus plantarum (LPLDL) in personalised food supplements in Spain...
This column is being compiled in North East Scotland, where for a fine early May bank holiday, ihave brought my winter coat, long underwear, and waterproof boots. Such is spring in Aberdeenshire.
I start with missing cat news - it is mixed. Then I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) answering reader questions on gross margins, Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Bidstack (BIDS) Metro Bank (MTRO), BCA Marketplace (BCA), Alien Metals (UFO), Bould Opportunities (BOU), and an apology on Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). Now, to the 80% of Bearcast listeners yet to do the decent thing, please donate HERE. We are now at 38% of our target so all donations welcome as young Steve Moore says he may join the rogue bloggers.
The shares are down on the day by a couple of pence at 72p-75p. The press release was long, verbose and not well crafted. As a loyal shareholder, I found a long chat with boss Steve O’Hara far more constructive. Optibiotix (OPTI) has never been in a better place and thus its shares are very cheap and a strong buy...
I should say that the old rogue has been most helpful in starting to bring the Welsh Hovel back to life and I relay a take from Sunday. Inn just 26 days time he and I will be on the rogue bloggers for Woodlarks trek and, at the risk of repeating myself, to the 85% of bearcast listeners yet to donate, I WANT YOUR MONEY NOW!!! I gather Dan used to use that phrase quitye a bit in a professional capacity in days gone by. Anyhow please donate HERE. In the podcast I discuss Alien Metals (UFO), TrakM8 (TRAK), Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN) and the scandal that is Ferro-Alloy Resources (FAR).
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
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced the launch of SlimBiome® Medical in the UK – as of 29 April. All; well and good and I remain an enthusiast for the shares - they are cheap. But there is another matter which is not so impressive in a word where transparency is now universally viewed as critical.
It is another piece in the jigsaw and it could turn out to be quite a large one. Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that it has received a licence from the Food Standards and Safety Authority India (FSSAI) for its weight management product, SlimBiome to be manufactured in India. The approval was gained by Optibiotix's manufacturing partner, Zeon Life Sciences, for both SlimBiome and SlimBiome-containing products...
In this podcast I look at the growing mini bond scandal as I flag up another ponzi waiting to collapse today HERE. Then I do a review of my own bull portfolio: Optibiotix (OPTI), Yourgene (YGEN), Concepta (CPT), Big Sofa (BST), Wishbone (WSBN), Kefi (KEFI), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Falanx (FLX), Fox Marble (FOX), Berkeley Energia (BKY) and Argo Blockchain (ARB). I did not mention Fox in the podcast so I'll do a seperate update later. Finally: why have you not joined the roll call of heros HERE? I say a few extra fucktards on that count.
Tom always tells me that I don't really understand our readers, which is bollocks. So, I assume that most ShareProphets readers were all out in London yesterday demanding a new Brexit referendum, right?
Another day, another deal. Is this No. 30 or 31, I rather lose count. But if you watched the interview with Steve O’Hara the other day, HERE, you will know that the majority of those already signed are now generating revenues and the curve in nearly all of those is sharply upwards. Optibiotix (OPTI) is profitable and hugely operationally geared...
Yikes, it's getting worringly close to UK Investor Show time. Two weeks today, I'll be once again decompressing after the myriad speakers and exhibitors from this year's show. This will be the sixth UK Investor Show since its modest beginnings at the Excel Centre. (And don't go to the Excel Centre - it's at the much more convenient QEIICC in Westminster.). Incredibly it will be the nineteenth show organised by Tom Winnifrith.
Another day and another small piece of what will be an enormous jigsaw falls into place.
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.
My attention is drawn to a press release issued by this wretched Government which should, I believe, force Optibiotix (OPTI) to make a statement and make even the most cynical of bears wake up. It reads:
If it is a week when Chris Oil is again in the news, there is very little I can add. So I present this amazing animated chart showing the change in global brands since 2000. It's wild.
The market does not seem to have picked up on the significance of the most recent news from Optibiotix (OPTI). It will.
These days Optibiotix (OPTI) is on the cusp of being or already profitable and as such what excites us are rapidly growing revenues and new sales and marketing agreements. We will not have to wait long at all for more news on both those fronts. But behind this great company is the IP, the science.
In today's podcast I discuss Lonmin (LMI) but more importantly why I'd not invest in any South Africa based company, Purplebricks (PURP), Telit (TCM), Dev Clever (DEV) and Optibiotix (OPTI).
I was looking at our web stats and noticed that not a lot of people use ShareProphets' archive, at least compared to the new articles. So I'd like to highlight it.
Thirsty Paul Scott was so flamed by some of his readers for his hatchet job on Optibiotix (OPTI) , littered, as it was, with false statements that he announced he would not be penning a column on Friday as he was, alongside thousands of school kids worried about global warming, going on strike. The difference between those withdrawing their labour on Friday is that the kids will, one day, grow up and most of the teenagers already produce work that is far less error strewn than that of the Thirsty one.
I report to you from the Grim North, a phrase Joshua has learned, much to the annoyance of the Mrs who is, herself, from the great post industrial welfare safari. In this podcast I cover Argo Blockchain (ARB), Optibiotiox (OPTI), Plus 500 (PLUS) and Angus Energy (ANGS).
Both bulls and bears appear to be taking something from the latest trading statement from Optibiotix (OPTI) – the bears are wrong and what we learned is great news for we shareholders. I have chatted to Steve O’Hara at length and, as a result, I more bullish than I have been in a good while...
In today;s bearcast I discuss Alpha Growth (ALGW), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Optibiotix (OPTI) as well as Spain, the latest crisis in the special place in hell that is the EU.
Another day and another hugely positive announcement from Optibiotix (OPTI) to delight we loyal shareholders. This news is from Japan.