Summerway Capital (SWC) has announced it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Vertigrow Technology, a UK-based pharmaceutical company specialising in the researching, growing and supply of medicinal cannabis.
Day six of the olive harvest at the Greek Hovel and a few words on that before I look at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and its latest placing, Techfinancials (TECH) and the latest news from Block Commodities (BLCC)
Previously writing on TechFinancials (TECH), in June I noted argues “considerable progress away from the historical business model to new products and technologies”, BUT…, concluding the shares now further lower on the results announcement, towards 5p. I can see why and retain my bearish stance. Now “Proposed AIM cancellation”…
Self-styled “fintech software provider of financial solutions including blockchain-based digital assets and traditional financial trading solutions for retail clients”, TechFinancials (TECH) has (eventually) announced 2018 calendar year results, noting “trading in second half adversely impacted by tightening regulation… but with considerable progress away from the historical business model to new products and technologies…We are conﬁdent about the long-term prospects of the group and will continue to invest for the future”…
Having fallen from more than 30p in early 2018 to a recent circa 4p-5p, shares in TechFinancials (TECH) were heading towards 13p earlier today. Cue a ‘speeding ticket’ RNS being required…
It isn’t unusual for tech stocks to trade at a very large premium to the actual fundamentals in the early days as value is largely based upon the growth potential, but at some point they have to start showing that they are going to be able to justify the valuation being placed upon them.
Some investor shows have all women panels in a rather patronising tokenistic manner. Our main stage speakers are there on merit and merit alone. This year there were three women on the main stage, including the show owner Lucy Wray. But the star, as ever, was the Queen of tech Vin Murria. She would hit me if I suggested she was there as part of a quota, she is the ultimate meritocrat and she is forthright in her views. For me this was the session of the show but is for paying subscribers only.
I met up with Asaf from TechFinancials (TECH) the day before the show. We had a bit of a disagreement about Syria but moved swifty on as he tried to explain blockchain and his ICO to me - and I think I almost got it. Here he is at the UK Investor Show doing the same. Enjoy.
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
I really do not get this bitcoin shite at all, however much my pal Dominic Frisby tries to explain it to me. I just fear it will end in tears but I am cognisant that some folks have made a complete killing on it so far. In a podcast with Palisade Capital, sector guru Michael Pole makes some bold calls. Is this just the start of the gold rush or are we close to dotcom bust in 2001?
In today's podcast I look forward to tomorrow and a meeting with lawyers to discuss legal action on behalf of shareholders in Cloudtag (CTAG) and the fraud African Potash (AFPO). I look forward even more to a night-time flight to Greece. I look in some details at Rosslyn Data (RDT) and in even more detail at Israeli tech dog Techfinancials (TECH). At a personal level I have been much distracted today by writing up my thoughts after a meeting yesterday to discuss physical abuse at Warwick School 38 years ago - more on that HERE
We are delighted to announce that UK Investor Show will be running two new sessions covering two companies of massive investor interest. The show takes place on April 1 (no joke) in London and already boasts a top panel of keynote speakers including Britain's Buffett Nigel Wray, top fund manager Mark Slater, the Queen of Tech Vin Murria, the UK's top share blogger Paul Scott and the UK's oldest fund manager as well as top bears Lucian Miers, Matt Earl and from New York Gabriel Grego and the Sheriff of AIM, Tom Winnifrith.
Zoopla (ZPLA) shares have performed brilliantly over the past few months, rising from a low around 230p to the current 320p, for a mighty market cap of £1.37 billion. As some highly knowledgeable shareholders lighten their holdings, it might be worth others considering whether such a market cap is truly justified.
In my preview of Ocado’s Q3 trading statement, I suggested that the market cap was probably just too big. The statement released this morning is a win for the shorters as the shares retreat 14% to 276p.
The Ocado (OCDO) share price remains volatile, as investors try to figure out whether this unusual business is headed for success or failure. Short interest remains incredibly high, and currently represents about 17.5% of shares outstanding, making it a top 3 bear target in London! Let’s take a look in advance of next Tuesday’s Q3 trading statement.
I am challenged to comment on Cenkos (CNKS) as an investment in light of todays news on its role in the Quindell fraud (HERE). Okay, I do my best. Then it is on to Techfinancials (TECH), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and some friendly advice for Malcolm Stacey, Gulf Keystone (GKP), XCite Energy (XEL) and then I end with Avanti Communications (AVN) where I hope you understand the historical analogy.
We have just added an extra session to the Gold & Bears show on November 28 – “12 Questions for David Lenigas”. This will be a solo slot by me in a 50 person breakout session room taking place mid- afternoon. Fireworks!
For once I agree with former Comrade bank robber Brokerman Dan. If a company pays a writer such as Malcolm Graham Wood to write "research" he must declare it. This podcast also covers Techfinancials (TECH), Fitbug (FITB) and Motive TV (MTV)
Having only listed in March at 27p per share, shares in trading software and online brokerage operator, TechFinancials, Inc. (AIM: TECH) are currently crashing towards 20p on the back of an announcement including that it “will not meet market expectations with regard to revenue and profit for the year to 31 December 2015”. With the shares having exceeded 40p in the month of their listing, is this, like Plus500 (PLUS), going to disappoint following a share price surge?
The main stage tech session at UK Investor Show 2015 was hosted by my old pal Paul Kavanagh. On the panel were Jason Drummond (Teathers Financial), Marcus Hanke (1Spatial), John Wisbey (Lombard Risk), Stephen Streater (Forbidden Technology) and Lorne Daniel, a star analyst from FinnCap. The video below captures the whole session.
How’s this for a stonking sell? Allied Minds (ALM) is a member of the FTSE-350 index and is capitalised at £1.55 billion. This is rather impressive for a company which in the six months to June 2014 reported revenues of $2.9 million and a loss of $27.2 million.
Our friend Paul Scott is uncinvinced that AIM listed Forbidden Technologies (FBT) can justify its valuation. But some well known tech heads disagree. And CEO Stephen Streater has a cracking track record in tech. Jusge for yourself by watching this video of Mr Streater presenting at the UK INvestor Show.
'You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore’ Christopher Columbus With a reported deficit of £2.5 billion for UK goods and services never has such a phase been more true when it comes to looking business leaders and entrepreneurs needing to look to foreign shores to future proof our trading position on the international stage.