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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: feeling a bit fragile today for reasons you can guess & is there any way back for disgraced pot stocks?

I am sure you can guess the sport related reasons for the fragility. Blame my pal C who you may have met at ShareStock last year. It is all his fault. I start with that and a milestone this website reached on Friday. Then onto pot/CBD stocks including Seed Innovations (SEED), Chill Brands (CHLL), Oxford Cannabinoid (OCTP), Love Hemp (LIFE) and Cellular Goods (CBX) and "investment expert" Clem Chambers of ADVFN (AFN) infamy. No sniggering at the back please
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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 4 Feb 2023

The most-read non-Tom article this week is actually the Visual Capitalist graphic, The Biggest Global Risks of 2023, which is a first. The most-read non-Tom non graphic article is by Chris Bailey with Why FTSE 100 stocks such as GSK and Vodafone are always worth thinking about (but only one of them is a buy today) at No 3 or No 8 including Bearcasts.

Bearcast
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - FTSE 100 hits record high and Malcolm fills his boots - is he mad?

I start with today's bombshell expose. Either shares must be suspended or an RNS is needed to answer specific allegations, first thing on Monday. Then it is onto the FTSE 100 hitting a record high: buy, sell or hold?. Finally, the full Sharestock line-up is (almost) revealed. You can book your seats (50% of which have now gone) HERE
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Doubling down on Argo Blockchain and Canadian Overseas Petroleum

Both Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) and Argo Blockchain (ARB) have featured here as shorts. Let’s start with the undoubted success.
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SLP
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Sylvania Platinum – Q2 report, production guidance increased

Platinum group metals in South Africa company Sylvania Platinum (SLP) has announced results for its quarter ended 31stDecember 2022 and that “FY2023 production guidance increased, targeting 70,000 to 72,000 4E PGM ounces” (up from 68,000-70,000 ounces). Good news from a current 106p share price we suggest.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: remember to sing Delilah tomorrow wherever you are

I start with news on ShareStock - we have now completed the speaker line-up and 50% of the seats for September 23 are now reserved - for details and to book your seat go HERE. Then it is Canadian Overseas (COPL), Nanoco (NANO), BSF Enterprises (BSFA) where its placing ahoy and a joke valuation, and then Caracal Gold (GCAT). Finally, I shall be wearing an Ireland shirt in a pub full of Welshmen tomorrow, make sure you all sing Delilah wherever you are. 
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Caracal Gold letter to FCA: does it support insider dealing & not disclosing price sensitive information?

The FCA appears to be plodding on with its enquiry into Caracal Gold (GCAT) despite the company admitting to a litany of wrong doings including share trading by its CEO Robbie McCrae while sitting on price sensitive information (insider dealing to you and me) and massive breaches of the disclosure rules. This is an open and shut case and McCrae should be in prison. There are also questions for Andrew Monk of VSA Capital. I have sent another letter to the FCA which regulates ( no sniggering at the back) both the Standard List where Caracal’s shares are traded and also Mr Monk and VSA.
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Fresnillo – Q4 report, a recovery from production challenges: Buy

The world's largest primary silver producer Fresnillo (FRES) has issued a fourth quarter production report and 2023 guidance for 104-115 million ounces of silver equivalent production.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: why is 2nd February a big day for me? I just cannot remember

I struggle to remember why I should remember 2nd February. Then, with Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) shareholders again jamming my email in box with pointless emails, I squeeze in time to discuss Purplebricks (PURP), Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) where Lucian is - sensibly - adding to his short, Cineworld (CINE), Vast Resources (VAST) and the daft economically illiterate suggestions about extra windfall taxes for Shell (SHEL) and Centrica (CNA).
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The snake oil salesman Arthur Millholland of Canadian Overseas trolls ShareProphets and Tom Winnifrith - this did not age well

On 8 April 2022 I reported Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) and its CEO Arthur Millholland to the FCA, branding the CEO a "snake oil salesman" as you can see HERE. His response issued via RNS on 14 April was a direct attack on me and on this website. He branded his critics as "snake oil salesmen" and false "prophets". He was talking about me. He said critics did not understand accounts and were in it for my their "nefarious" gain. I suggest, never having had a position long or short in Canadian, just being a journalist who trained as an oil analyst I am today vindicated as the company warned it could go bust and its shares collapsed. Millholland's statement is below. It has not aged well.
Bearcast
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If I were going to list a fraud in the UK this is what I'd do

I start with this, I promise, hypothetical explanation. Then I look at Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) – ouzo for yours truly tonight. There was not time to discuss another triumph, Guild ESports (GILD) so you will have to make do with my article earlier HERE but I am working on the next exposé of that crock. Then I look at Darktrace (DARK) and Deepverge (DVRG) which might just be a buy. I discuss ShareStock, now almost half booked out even though it is not for almost nine months. You can get more details, discover our latest new speaker and book HERE
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gabriel vs Darktrace, myself vs David Beckham

I start with an apology for Canadian lie-ins. Then I look at Darktrace (DARK) - Gabriel Grego's new target ,at Caracal Gold (GCAT) and 2 questions for Andrew Monk as the FCA enquiry continues, ITM Power (ITM) and David Beckham stock market disgrace Guild ESports (GILD) and why its deception today matters., 
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Letter to the FCA: Directors of David Beckham’s Guild ESports have surely deceived and broken the law

I do not wish to be obsessive but yet again we find that companies on the Standard List, which is regulated by the FCA ( no sniggering at the back), as opposed to the AIM Sewer, are issuing abridged results which, as a result of highly material omission, actively deceive investors. Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) is a pioneer of such deception but David Beckham’s Guild Esports (GILD) has today taken this to a new level. I have written to the FCA
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sincere apologies to Britain's latest Buffett, Mr Tim Blackstone

I end with an apology to Tim. I start with the annual agony of a tax return. The Mrs is struggling. Then onto Vast Resources (VAST), Tintra (TNT), can anyone explain the mystery to me? Rosslyn Data (RDT), Predator Oil & Gas (PRD) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).
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Bearcast
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Greed vs Fear, Bailey vs Stacey

I explain why this Bearcast is late then cover how more buy notes means a worse share price performance in small caps, Flybe going bust again and how that relates to firms like Inspirit (INSP) and Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) and plans to bring back Help to Buy, the last thing this country needs. Then it is Greed vs Fear, Bailey vs Stacey.
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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 28 Jan 2023

The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is by Nigel Somerville with Ariana – 2022 Production Result: A Top Effort: Buy  at No 2 or No 6 including Bearcasts.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More folks I'd jail over Neil Woodford, the SUPP gang & scumbag Paul Griffiths of Predator on the ramp

I start with NatWest closing down a bank branch (quite rightly) and what the fuss made by MPs etc says about the doomed UK. Then I look at Predator (PRD) and others ramping for survival, a chance for bears not bulls. Finally a long look at Schroder UK Public Private Trust (SUPP), formerly WPCT, past present and future.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The rise and fall of Chesterfield Resources - surely it is now bust?

I start with a few thoughts on Holocaust Memorial Day then a few on Warwick School business which I attended to yesterday. Then it is onto Chesterfield Resources (CHF) where THIS BEARCAST warning of the joke Pacton deal now looks to be very much on the money. I suggest it is bust. Then it is onto Cellular Goods (CBX) and Versarien (VRS).
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AVO
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Advanced Oncotherapy – is the funding farce about to end, prompting a share price collapse? This company could well go bust!

Each month, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) needs between £1 million and £2 million to keep the lights on. And to date, each month Odey Asset Management has been writing a cheque, buying shares at 25p (par value) to keep the show on the road. But the shares are slipping and is this farce about to end prompting a share price collapse?
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Bearcast
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Not sure when the next one is

I am on a road trip from tonight on Warwick School business so am not sure when the next podcast is. Maybe tomorrow, maybe Friday or even Saturday. Then there is the news that 45% of ShareStock seats now taken - book yours for September 23 HEREAhead of that I have some very bearish macro ponderings about the state of the UK, then cover Caracal Gold (GCAT), Predator Oil & Gas (PRD), the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Deepverge (DVRG) and - in depth - Inland Homes (INL)
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I'm ruined by Probiotix as its shares crash. Not. And an apology to Turner Pope

In today's podcast I start on Zephyr Energy (ZPHR), then move onto Caracal Gold (GCAT). I cover: Iconic (ICON), African Pioneer (AFP) and wretched Colin Bird, Probiotix (PBX), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). Then it is Norman Broadbent (NBB), the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and Versarien (VRS).
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Sharestock September 23 2023: two more returning speakers to join the four new stars

This morning I met a man who organises tents. We wandered to the elevated lawn behind my barns and worked out how he can supply a big tent and chairs for ShareStock 2023. Things are now underway. Next in, I will get a friend of mine in to manage catering so that we have everything from morning coffee to home grown supper supplied on time. And I am working hard to get an amazing speaker line-up organised as soon as possible.
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WG
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Wood Group – 2022 trading update, “attractive growth prospects”?

Wood Group (WG.) has issued a trading update for the 2022 calendar year, including emphasising “underlying revenue growth… led by Operations and Consulting with a return to growth in H2 in Projects” and that it has “attractive growth prospects”.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Now I can talk about Kefi

I start with a meeting at the Ha Ha earlier. As each day passes more details are inked in for ShareStock 2023 on September 23rd. More details and ticket booking is HERE. Then onto Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Caracal Gold (GCAT), Vast Resources (VAST), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and then poor Gary Newman and the effect of those poisonous spiders he kissed from Suriname and Audioboom (BOOM)
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TUI
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TUI may be flying but it is still a short

Shares in TUI (TUI) have risen around 35% since December when it announced that it intends to pay back the German Government the expensive emergency funding it secured during the pandemic and there has been general relief amongst investors in the travel space ( and with travellers themselves) that normality has returned. So it is worthwhile examining whether the bear case is still intact.
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Buy Yourgene - target 0.6p

On 21st December, with its shares having previously closed at 1.85p, Yourgene Health* (YGEN) announced a “capital raising” for “not less than £5.0 million” stated to “provide near-term working capital; and facilitate further restructuring of the group's cost base, removing £2.0 million of annual operating expenditure. The company will also utilise any additional net proceeds to fund regulatory approvals and existing product enhancements”. I.e. it was cash crunch ahoy and, having left the fundraise to that point and with stock market conditions dreadful, the raising was at… 0.30p per share! Unsurprisingly, that sunk the shares, but with new capital now raised and sentiment arguably having hit rock bottom, we see some good recovery potential from a current 0.38p offer price. (now 0.41p)
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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 22 Jan 2023

The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is by Nigel Somerville with  Centamin – Court Win Secures Mine Concession Agreement: BUY  at No 5 or No 11 including Bearcasts.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Kefi and its shareholders again: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh

In today's podcast I look at the critical difference between the Standard List & Aquis and the AIM sewer and why advisers like Andrew Monk are thus anti AIM. I am not so sure. Then I look at Kefi (KEFI) some of whose shareholders who just do not understand insider dealing laws are doing my head in.
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Note to Andrew Monk: Rule Breaking by your client Caracal Gold

I have today written to “the monkey” the boss of VSA Capital, advisors to Caracal Gold (GCAT) which has driven a coach and horses through the rule book of the Standard List. Does Monkey care? Does he think he has a reputation to lose by not caring? Or are those unpaid fees to VSA more important than salvaging what is left of its reputation? When will it fess? The letter to Monk is below
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CEY
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Centamin – Q4 and full-year update, a progressing gold BUY

Centamin (CEY) has issued an update on the fourth quarter and full-year of 2022, including emphasising that it is now looking forward to further increasing gold production while continuing to manage cost pressures and progressing the multiple identified opportunities across its portfolio.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Zamaz shares collapse, the FCA disgraces itself again

In today's Bearcast I look at Zamaz (ZAMZ), Love Hemp (LIFE), Mirriad (MIRI) and in depth at Versarien (VRS) as its shares slide again ahead of what will be appalling results and an auditors warning within 10 days. Neill Ricketts...it could not happen to a nicer bloke.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Boohoo is it a buy or a short or just one to watch from the sidelines with beer and popcorn?

I start with walking to school with Joshua in the snow then cover being an insider (Kefi and Skinbiotherapeutics) and what it actually means. Then Mode Global (MODE), ouzo on my cornflakes again, folks were warned, Red Rock Resources (RRR) and its comical broker note, and finally today's trading statement from Boohoo.com (BOO)
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: But the Welsh Girlies are shite and nobody wants to watch them!

I start with the news that the Welsh women and men's soccer teams will now get equal pay. Does nobody understand economics any more? Then it is onto bitcoin and also Argo Blockchain (ARB). Then Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which sounds madder by the day. It certainly does not understand economics. Then nanosynth (NNN) and finally Omega Diagnostics (ODX). I wonder how this Saltire flying Scottish dickhead is doing these days? 
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cellular Goods races towards zero, tough luck David Beckham ( statement on RTO & fund raise needed)

I start with a few words on the weather here in North Wales which brings much joy to my kids and then on Warwick School historic abuse matters. Then it is on to Caracal Gold (GCAT), Corero (CNS), Cellular Goods (CBX), Dev Clever (DEV), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and THG (THG). 
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Bully
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Twitter troll glorifies violence against Tom Winnifrith

Will the online harm bill do anything to protect journalists facing constant online harassment including a celebration of violence against them? I doubt it. I bring you Tuesday's TW troller of the day.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Amigo really should be friendless

I start with the FTSE 100. Should we celebrate it "soaring" to the level it was at the time of the war criminal Blair? Then onto Caracal Gold (GCAT) and more bad news on the way, to ITM Power (ITM), Inland (INL), Amigo (AMGO), IGC-Longbow Senior (LBOW) which lies about my anonymity and Tower Resources (TRP) and its desperate attempt to hide a death spiral with a verbose release.
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Letter to FCA – Caracal Gold: surely public sanctions needed?

Yesterday I started what is likely to become a series on why Caracal Gold (GCAT) is a zero with shocking revelations HERE. There is more to come. But already there is clear evidence that Caracal has breached market rules in a most serious way not once but twice. Sanction against Caracal, its CEO Robbie McCrae and possibly its advisor and the main promoter of its shares, VSA Capital, is now clearly merited. I have written to the FCA which is the regulator, no sniggering at the back, of the Standard List where Caracal is quoted and also asked questions about  Andrew Monk’s VSA.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm Stacey failing as a bear and why the Caracal scandal is so huge and matters

I refer at the end to a podcast on the Northern Ireland census I recorded today. Honestly it is more interesting than it sounds and is HERE. I start with Malcolm's failed career as a bear and where blue chips and small caps go from here. Then onto our bombshell on Caracal Gold (GCAT) today HERE and all the other red flags and why it matters that the FCA acts on this one.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The point of speaking to Harry Adams and do I believe the Kefi boss?

I start with the NHS pissing money away on my lawn, then onto why I opt to speak to CEOs, gold and Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI)
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Revolution Beauty's bosses should be in jail, if this is not massive fraud what is?

In today's podcast I discuss the naivete of the spider kisser over Coro Energy (CORO) but my main focus is on the fraud at Revolution Beauty (REVB). How on earth are Tom Allsworth and Adam Minto not heading for jail. And as for the shares....
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Birthday to Me, only NOT a pensioner now thanks to Steve O'Hara!

Yes its my birthday. Ahead of a cake made by the Mrs and a takeaway from what I am told is the finest Indian in Wrecsam, I discuss musicmagpie (MMAG) in depth, Argo Blockchain (ARB) en passant and Trustpilot (TRST) in depth.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Argo really is worth 0p

In today's podcast I look at nanosynth (NNN) and why its RNS crimes do matter, Argo Blockchain (ARB), Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Reach (RCH), Cellular Goods (CBX) and Colin Bird POS Tiger Royalties (TIR) where data today shows how a recent placing only postponed death.
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Essentra – 2022 pre-close trading update, still a relatively lower-risk Buy?

Essentra (ESNT) has issued a full year 2022 pre-close trading update including that its “resilience is supported by its breadth of customers, market categories, geographies and acquisition momentum” and confirming an intention to return approximately £150 million to shareholders this quarter. So what of a current 218p share price?
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: if Nanosynth was US listed its directors & advisors would be getting an SEC collar feel

I dropped my two year old off at school for the first time today. I am sure every parent knows that moment well. I move from that onto Nanosynth (NNN), a scandal for all concerned where my warnings have been 100% vindicated today. So its ouzo there but also at Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL). I look in detail at Eden Research (EDEN) and cover Anglesey Mining (AYM) and Trevor Brown's POS Braveheart (BRH)
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Canadian Overseas Petroleum – Letter to FCA as disclosure rules broken again, does anyone care?

Not for the first time I find myself writing to the FCA as the regulator, no sniggering at the back, of the Standard List. And not for the first time it is about Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL) which appears to be in terrible financial trouble and is now, apparently, breaking listing rules. This company’s shares should be suspended at once pending a statement. The letter is below.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a long term investment I shall never see, its for Joshua and will probably fail

I start with that investment c/o my pal Dave from Chester Zoo, Then I look at Eurasia Mining (EUO), Okyo Pharma (OKYO), Eden Research (EDEN), Nanoco (NAN) - which I may have misnamed in the podcast - Cellular Goods (CBX) and Frontier Developments (FDEV). Tomorrow I have a Julie "Lingerie on Expenses" Meyer treat for you all. It seems she has been a naughty girl (again).
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Buy Fresnillo ( one of our share tips of the year and its already flying)

Fresnillo (FRES) has seven operating mines all of them in Mexico. This impacted it in 2022 with Mexican labour reform challenges adding to the wider ones such as supply chain bottlenecks and cost inflation. In October a third quarter report concluded “remain on track to meet our 2022 full year guidance of 50.5 to 56.5 moz of attributable silver... and 600 to 650 koz of attributable gold production” and just yesterday the company was “pleased to confirm the final testing of the downstream power distribution and control systems at the Juanicipio project is now complete… commissioning of the project has formally begun. Ramp up will now be conducted at pace”.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the argument for not selling rubbish like Red Rock and Wishbone

I start off with why the Times' demands for a Sheriff of Tipsters smacks of glass houses and throwing stones. Has its own tipster declared all conflict of interests. Then onto gold, looking at my portfolio and why I have not sold Red Rock (RRR) and Wishbone Gold (WSBN) yet despite my grave governance reservations and their failure to monetise assets whose quality I start to doubt. So why not sell and reinvest in a higher quality play I own like Centamin (CEY), Ariana (AAU) or even Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI). One reason was the illness that laid me so low I just forgot. But there are others which I explain in the podcast, my second of the day after this photo/podcast from Lake Vyrnwy which has given me great pleasure.
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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 7 Jan 2023

The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article non-Tip of the Year article this week is by Peter Brailey with  2023 – the outlook for Oil, Gas and Energy and oil stocks to buy and sell  at No 2 or No 11 including Bearcasts and Tips of the Year.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the wretched Times calls for a Sheriff of online share tipsters

It misses the point. I discuss why as I prepare a second Christmas meal for a ShareProphets reader. It is all part of the service. It could be you next year.
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Price-Vs-Value
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ShareProphets readers tips for 2023 prize competition Entry List

Having asked for readers tips for 2023 for the prize of 1/2 litre of Tom Winnifrith's Greek Hovel olive oil (2023 harvest) HERE, the following is the list of entrants (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a once per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE, AIM casino or Aquis lobster pot and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2023).

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Elon Musk businessman of the year or just a mega crook on a roll?

After all Time Magazine made Hitler man of the year 1938 and - I think - made Great Thunberg, the Doom Goblin, Person of the year as well. As folks in Europe and America freeze to death in coming years they will look back on both awards in an unkind way. So what of The Times making Elon its businessman of the year? As Ouzo man starts shorting Tesla (TSLA) again is this a Hitler moment? I also look at Asiamet (ARS), at whether UK retail had a better Christmas than expected and at Quantum Blockchain (QBT), surely a pre-placing pump is underway. 
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Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: Was this another Zak Mir brown envelope job & should I buy Yourgene?

Eldur Olafsson of Amaroq (AMRQ) thinks I am a member of the British establishment. I explain why I am not. No doubt Sir Arthur Cochrane would view me as he viewed his daughter, my grandmother, as a "traitor to our class" But I am. and explain why with reference to Eldur's company. Then it is onto Zak Mir and the Okyo (OKYO) scandal. Your link to his video is HERE. And the photo below is of Zak himself relaxing today at the Carlton Club. That is the establishment today which makes me so hostile to it all and determined to be a simple goat farmer. Then I answer a, rather unfair, question on Yourgene (YGEN) before looking at Argo Blockchain (ARB) and Angle (AGL)
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A Swallow Flew Past The Montana Log-Cabin

Tom Winnifrith jibed me yesterday for not having a party because Gold has gone up. It is true that Gold has been having a good run – indeed, as per my recent articles from the Montana Log-Cabin, I believe that things are set up beautifully for a good run.
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Bearcast
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the mystery of the Midas Harland and Wolff share tip

I start with a bit about weather, snow rain and drought. Then gold vs bitcoin, Enwell (ENW), Ferrexpro (FXPO), Harland & Wolff (HAWL), Argo Blockchain (ARB), Powerhouse Energy (PHE) and Pantheon Resources (PANR) before ending with Vast Resources (VAST) where a placing at 0.1p is surely being attempted after today's incomplete news.
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OUTSIDE ALL PAYWALLS: Letter to AIM Regulation – were Bidstack’s pre placing interims bogus & misleading? Enquiry needed now!

Yesterday there was an admission from Bidstack (BIDS) that its soon to be former business partner Azerion had terminated the venture and had not been paying invoices for some time. This begs the question: were interims released on August 8 2022 bogus and designed purely to pump the shares ahead of the 5 October bailout placing. I have written to AIM Regulation demanding it launch an enquiry.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is this the time that Bidstack's James Draper really does go to jail - questions about the interims

I start with some nerd like comments about river and reservoir levels in North Wales. Bear with me. This will be interesting I promise. Then Bidstack (BIDS) and what questions today's shocker begs about the pre-placing interims. Surely the Nomad ( SPARK) and AIM Regulation must investigate. Then Okyo (OKYO) where post podcast recording the company has published interims on its website. Technically it missed the deadline and the FCA - whose conversations with me I discuss - must take this further. As it happens the interims are truly appalling and red flag strewn as I discuss HERE, Then I discuss Lucian's two big oil shorts: Pantheon Resources (PANR) and Canadian Overseas (COPL). He is right on both IMHO. Finally a few words on Helium One (HE1)
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Price-Vs-Value
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DEADLINE 6:59am Tues 3rd Jan: ShareProphets readers tips for 2023 prize competition - ENTER HERE

As who will win the 2022 ShareProphets readers tips competition falls – the result to be revealed on this website over the new year bank holiday weekend, the 2023 competition is now launched. The prize is 1/2 litre of Tom Winnifrith's Greek Hovel olive oil (2023 harvest). To enter, just put in the Comments to this article - on a once per username basis - ONE BUY & ONE SELL PICK FROM THE LSE, AIM casino or AQUIS lobster pot (with the stocks not suspended at the commencement of 2023). Entry closes & prices - buys offer price (and performance measured to bid price) and sells vice-versa - are from before the RNSs start at 7am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. Steve Moore will again update monthly on how the competition is progressing. Good luck all...
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 4 stocks that I did not quite make my 2023 tips of the year

I discuss manic swings between optimism and pessimism, my own pessimism re the world and UK PLC but my relative optimism on shares. Then I discuss 4 stocks almost making it as my share tips of the year but not quite - 3 sells, 1 buy.
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The ShareProphets 20 share tips of the year 2023 – No 20 is a SELL from Tom Winnifrith

Between Christmas Eve and the start of the trading year 2023 we will be serving up 20 tips – 2 from each of our writers but six (all sells but that may not be true) from me. Twentieth up is a SELL from myself, Tom Winnifrith. I write….
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Father Christmas
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The ShareProphets 20 share tips of the year 2023 – No 19 is a SELL from Tom Winnifrith

Between Christmas Eve and the start of the trading year 2023 we will be serving up 20 tips – 2 from each of our writers but six (all sells but that may not be true) from me. Nineteenth up is a SELL from myself, Tom Winnifrith. I write….
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ShareProphets readers tips for 2022 competition results. And the winner is...

Having asked for readers tips for 2022 for the prize of 1/2 litre of Tom Winnifrith's Greek Hovel olive oil (2022 harvest) HERE, the following is the competition result (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a once per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE, AIM casino or Aquis lobster pot and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2022). And the winner is...

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2023 – the outlook for Oil, Gas and Energy and oil stocks to buy and sell

I’m sure most readers have picked up a few traits I have. Being blunt and brutal about our ruling classes. Smoking behind the bike sheds at every opportunity, even if it means supporting the illicit undeclared habit of a fellow bear. Being grumpy about almost every listed company in the oily sector. But more importantly why say something in 200 words when 3000 will do just fine, especially when 1% are miss spelt or missing?
In that vein I will prattle on at some length reflecting some history and how I see the energy sector investment world in 2023.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A rotten end to 2022 for the vile slug & self confessed liar David Williams of Avanti infamy + bubbles bursting for Malcolm and Darren

I start with Williams. Everything that is wrong about fat Tory conceit and sleaze. Then the bursting of the green and pot bubbles and why Malcolm and Darren just cannot see either. 
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The 20 Most Listened-to Bearcasts of 2022

Tom's Bearcasts are the most popular part of ShareProphets – and that's by what we can count. Podcast plays on individual’s personal phones or computers are notoriously unmeasurable. These 20 Bearcasts are what the members of ShareProphets could not get enough of in 2022.
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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 31 Dec 2022

The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is from Nigel Somerville with  Looking Back Over My Christmas Tips For 2022  at No 3 or No 15 including Bearcasts and Tips of the Year.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I just cannot tolerate executive greed even when the executive is dead

I start with the case of Atlantic Lithium (ALL) and share options for its late CEO. Then I look at why some bombed out stocks will bomb again in 2023 - Malcolm's green shite - and then at a couple of others that may recover massively next year as I discuss my entry in our readers share tips contest which I urge you to enter HERE 
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Pantheon collapses, boy you should have heard Peter Brailey on September 10

I start with a health update, finally some joy from the NHS and, even before that, I am starting to feel better. Then it is onto Pantheon Resources (PANR), Inspirit (INSP), and Atlantic Lithium (ALL) and share options, incentivising the dead. Then macro calls on interest rates, inflation, the real economy, shares, bitcoin, gold and oil. Details of ShareStock 2023 on September 23 are HERE
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The ShareProphets 20 share tips of the year 2023 – No 14 a SELL from Tom Winnifrith

Between Christmas Eve and the start of the trading year 2023 we will be serving up 20 tips – 2 from each of our writers but four (all sells but that may not be true) from me. Fourteenth up is a SELL from myself, Tom Winnifrith. I write:
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The ShareProphets 20 share tips of the year 2023 – No 13 a SELL from Tom Winnifrith, target 0p

Between Christmas Eve and the start of the trading year 2023 we will be serving up 20 tips – 2 from each of our writers but four (all sells but that may not be true) from me. Thirteenth up is a SELL from myself, Tom Winnifrith, where the target is 0p. I write:
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JLP
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Jubilee Metals – Zambia and Corporate Update, making further progress

Jubilee Metals (JLP) has issued a ‘Zambia and Corporate Update’, including noting “successful completion of the water infrastructure upgrade at its Roan Project and continued advances in the production of cobalt and copper from waste at its Sable Refinery in Zambia”. So what with the shares currently at 10.25p in response?
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: GOTCHA Chill Brands but Argo postpones death by a year

In today's Bearcast I discuss Chill Brands (CHLL), which fesses to another TW Gotcha, as it serves up piss poor numbers. Then Cellular Goods (CBX) which I cannot see digging itself out of a hole of insolvency. Finally Argo Blockchain (ARB) which has merely postponed death by 8-15 months with today's announcement. The target is still 0p.
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Father Christmas
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The ShareProphets 20 share tips of the year 2023 – No 6 is a SELL from Tom Winnifrith

Between now and the start of the trading year 2023 we will be serving up 20 tips – 2 from each of our writers but four (all sells but that may not be true) from me. Sixth up is a SELL from myself.
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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 24 Dec 2022

The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is from a brand new face at ShareProphets, Cat Jeeves. Cat comes in at number six with  NEW BEAR DOSSIER: Will Futura Medical STIFF the bulls or number 13 including Bearcasts.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Yourgene (again) and not forgetting Christmas 1914 in France with great, great uncle Douglas

I discuss Yourgene (YGEN) again - should the directors be sued? Then I read to you the account of Rev Douglas Winnifrith from France in 1914 as I make a comment or two about Christmas and suffering. I wish you all a very merry Christmas. I must now brave a cold garden to pick the vegetables for lunch tomorrow.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Beckham's pot dream up in smoke as I defend loathsome Neill Ricketts

I got up early to do part one of my Christmas Carol series today. I had been lying in bed thinking about it and some of the jokes for hours. I hope you enjoyed it. Part two will be tomorrow when we also start our tips of the year, a series of 20. Today I discuss Versarien (VRS), Cellular Goods (CBX) and "the gang" and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) where - with the shares now at less than half of par - matters are getting critical and the final collapse could be imminent.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 57 calls NOT to get a GP Appointment, the useless bloody fecking NHS

I start with a rant. Then I go onto look at Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL), why I am less bullish on oil than Gary Newman, Argo Blockchain (ARB), AAA (AAA), Asimilar (ASLR) and Audioboom (BOOM)
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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: GOTCHA Yourgene

The shares have collapsed 80% today and from 4.25p on November 3. I explain why that matters and why heads must roll as this stock is now just not investable.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I am sure I win my bet with Cliff Weight

I start on my health which seems to be improving. I then cover Nightcap (NGHT) - with another shocking expose - Cineworld (CINE), Eurasia Mining (EUA), the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and Zephyr Energy (ZPHR) where I reckon I have won my bet with the ShareSoc BSD. I offer him another bet of a similar nature.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - back on the sick bed

I have no idea what this lurgy is but I cannot throw it off and feel dreadful. In today's podcast I cover Truspine (TSP), Vast Resources (VAST), Bens Creek (BEN) a zero for 2023, and San Leon (SLE).
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KLR
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Keller Group – income and growth value?

A trading update last month from Keller Group (KLR) included that “since the half year results, trading has continued at record levels” and that it is to “recommend a further 5% increase in the final dividend to 24.5p (2022: 23.3p). This would bring the 2022 total dividend payable to 37.7p (2021: 35.9p)”. We see income and growth value from a 747p offer price.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Falling out with my old college ( again) over Christmas

Oxford is so full of Godless liberal tossers these days. After a brief rant on that matter I look at the importance of December to the bars and restaurant trade and how this month will be awful. I suggest why the lack of profits warning Sarah Willingham is now sitting on will force a bailout placing at Nightcap (NGHT) - any takers at 4p? I also look at Tintra (TNT) and nanosynth (NNN) as it heads for zero. 
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AVO
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Letter to the FCA – Odey Asset Management wasting clients cash?

I have commented extensively on this issue. I cannot understand how Odey is not both creating a false market in shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) – so inflating its AUM - but also knowingly and deliberately losing money for clients. I have written to the FCA asking it to examine the matter

Request that you investigate Odey Asset Management over share dealings in Advanced Oncotherapy
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Posties are greedy bastards and their company will go bust, its just a matter of when

Not quite as greedy as the Nurses. But do you know what the average screw of a postie is? I discuss that and why Royal Mail Group (RMG) is doomed and its equity must eventually go to zero. Then I discuss transparency ref Red Rock (RRR), nanosynth (NN) and others.
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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 17 Dec 2022

The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is from Chris Bailey with  You can all guess what the latest Rightmove survey  at No 7 or No 14 including Bearcasts.

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ShareProphets readers tips for 2022 competition – now under two weeks to go update

Having asked for readers tips for 2022 for the prize of 1/2 litre of Tom Winnifrith's Greek Hovel olive oil (2022 harvest) HERE, the following is an update on performance with now under two weeks to go (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a once per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE, AIM casino or Aquis lobster pot and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2022).

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DS Smith – interims, still a Buy

Packaging company DS Smith (SMDS) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2022 and that, with also current momentum in the business, it now expects full-year performance to be ahead of expectations. Good news.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The £250m Dev Clever scandal everyone wants to ignore

This is a quarter of a billion up in smoke. Real money. So many Red Flags. So many guilty parties ( named here), so many crimes bit nobody seems to care. I do. I predicted this but the failings of so many and the huge losses many will suffer gives me no pleasure. 
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SkinBioTherapeutics – no-one watching o’clock results and equity raise, what’s the outlook from here?

SkinBioTherapeutics (SBTX) has announced no-one watching o’clock (4:30pm) results for its year ended 30th June 2022, with CEO Stuart Ashman stating “this financial year has been a mixed one for the group”. With the results coming with a potentially £3.5 million equity raise (albeit including an up to £1 million “retail offer”) at 16p per share, we’ve got some other words for it but where does this all leave the company now?
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The macro market and real economy take and Skinbiotherapeutics

Recorded last night in Greece I am now on my way, I hope, back to Wales. I start with the real economy, wider stock market and small cap forecasting. That does have a bearing on the Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) placing which I also discuss in detail.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: falling out with three old friends edition

Maybe I have fallen out with these folks already: Colin Bird, Richard Poulden and Andrew Bell. But after this podcast I sure will have done so. I own shares in two companies mentioned. It is my intent to cut my losses when back at my desk in Wales next week and to reinvest the little cash that comes in, in a boring gold play with a dividend which will not be passing the begging bowl around numerous times next year. I think probably I shall buy a few more Ariana (AAU). The three companies that I slate today are Red Rock Resources (RRR), Tiger Royalties (TIR) and Wishbone Gold (WSBN)
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Mirriad is a zero and another reason why the cheerleading by Andrew Monk for Aquis is wrong: Love Hemp

Andrew Monk of VSA, who no longer speaks to me but only to deadwood press journalists who blow smoke up his arse, keeps on saying how wonderful Aquis is and how it will replace AIM. But it cannot unless it addresses the long tail of garbage listed there. I mention a few names but focus in on today’s statement from Love Hemp (LIFE). It is possibly the worst trading statement I have ever seen from a listed company. I then discuss why Mirriad (MIRI) may say it has £11m cash but why it is a zero.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: after the funding time to close the Shield Therapeutics short?

he Greek Hovel olive harvest is done and I am soon off to the press. Phew. In today's podcast I discuss Shield Therapeutics (STX), FinnCap (FCAP) and Argo Blockchain (ARB) 
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VCP
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Victoria plc – The Signs are There!

I have just finished reading Tim Steer’s excellent book, The Signs Were There (The clues for investors that a company is heading for a fall), which I thoroughly recommend. It contains chapters on many old favourites such as Connaught, Quindell/Slater & Gordon, Autonomy, Carillion and the Woodford Equity Income Fund. I hope that the book will be updated in the near future, and when it is I fully expect a chapter on Victoria plc (VCP).
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: time to write to the FCA about Odey

I start with macro economics and why I am so bearish on UK PLC. Then to Purplebricks (PURP) and the housebuilders in light of today's shocking warning from the UK banks on mortgage lending prospects for 2023. Then Parsley Box (MEAL), Vast Resources (VAST) as the trap door approaches and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO, Odey Asset Management and the FCA. I may be wrong about this but I'd like the FCA to have a butcher's. Finally a big thank you from me on helping us raise all the money needed for the Woodlarks Christmas Grotto appeal. 
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: beware what a delirious Tom says, is this the end of Zak Mir at Lift?

First things first. We now need just £240 to wrap up the Woodlarks Christmas appeal. Please give a tenner HERE so we can do that on Monday. Thank you in advance. Second I am a bit delirious and explain why. Finally, is this the end of Zak Mir at the Lift Global Ventures (LFT) swizzle?
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The annual Woodlarks Christmas Grotto appeal from Tom Winnifrith, just £20 shy of target! - can you get us over the line?

I know times are tough. But I am sure that if you are reading this you can afford a tenner or a fiver. And I ask that you hand that over to the amazing folks at Woodlarks as it does its first face to face Santa grottos for 200 kids whose, often short, lives are not like those we enjoy.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: why Gary Newman is so wrong on Coro

But we believe in free speech here so Gary is entitled to his opinion. But I explain why, in my view, Coro Energy (CORO) is a bargepole stock. The good news today is that we have now raised 84% of our Woodlarks Christmas Grotto appeal target. Please shut me up and donate a tenner (or more) to raise that last £443 HERE
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More Albanian problems and more Kefi shareholders on my case - I communicate with ’arry Adams

I explain my latest Albanian problem on day three of the harvest. The it is onto Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Yourgene (YGEN), Kibo (KIBO), Procook (PROC) and Argo Blockchain (ARB). There is a bit of swearing for Catriona and Matthew's Dog since Matthew and C's Dad have both donated to the Woodlarks Christmas appeal. Thanks to them and you all we are now at 64% of target. If you are yet to donate, please shut me up and donate HERE.
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Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - Argo, the end or the beginning of the end?

Tom First things first. We have now passed 50% on the Woodlarks Christmas appeal. If you can help us raise just another £1500 by donating a tenner we are there. Please donate HERE. Secondly Argo Blockchain (ARB) shares have been suspended. An extra ouzo for me tonight. I discuss reference the screen grab, of a page now deleted by Argo or maybe not, below.
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EZJ
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easyJet – full-year results, now return to profit potential?

easyJet (EZJ) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2022, including emphasising “achieved record headline EBITDAR in Q4 of £674 million” and “peak holiday weeks this winter, such as October half term and Christmas week in the UK, are back to normal levels of volume. Through these key periods, ticket yields are showing strength on the prior year, with the Christmas period's ticket yield currently up c. 18%”. Is this overall good news?
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SWG

Shearwater – interims and traditionally weighted second half “has started strongly”, still a Buy?

Technology security services group Shearwater (SWG) has announced results for its half-year ended 30th September 2022 and that it remains “confident, based on delivering the existing pipeline of opportunities”. So what’s the half-year detail and what of a current 95.5p share price?
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: time to close the Purplebricks short?

I start with a little joke about the weather and global warming. Then I discuss Tern (TERN) and Purplebricks (PURP).
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: On Day 1 of the olive harvest, a challenge for loathsome Neill Ricketts but is he man enough?

It is day one of the harvest and feeling rather wet and very tired I explain a bit of what has gone on. Then it is onto Versarien (VRS), Chill Brands (CHLL) and musicMagpie (MMAG) two of which I expect to go bust in 2023.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Revolted by Clem Chambers ex ADVFN

Recorded on the hoof before I fly to Greece, this Bearcast covers the open offer at ADVFN (AFN) and what new management must do to deal with the revolting greed, reward for failure and disgraceful behaviour of ex-boss Clem Chambers and his gophers. It is truly nauseating.
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – Don't worry I'm not ignoring the elephant in the room called O'Hara

I start and end with some admin matters. The one at the start is the Woodlarks Christmas grotto appeal, if you have a spare fiver or tenner (or more!) please donate HERE. Then I look at a conversation with a small cap vet warning of bailout placings at a 75% discount on the way. I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), Vast Resources (VAST), Versarien (VRS), Yourgene (YGEN) and AJ Bell (AJB)
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ShareProphets readers tips for 2022 competition – (just under) one month to go update

Having asked for readers tips for 2022 for the prize of 1/2 litre of Tom Winnifrith's Greek Hovel olive oil (2022 harvest) HERE, the following is an update on performance with now (just under) one month to go (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a once per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE, AIM casino or Aquis lobster pot and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2022).
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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a vital Christmas question for ALL of you as I discuss a £250m blow-up in waiting

I start with a question for you ALL. Answers please in the comments section below. Then there is a detailed analysis of the cash position of Dev Clever (DEV) capitalised at a suspension price of £249 million. Follow my logic, I reckon it is surviving only by not paying bills and is bust.  I explain all. Please take note shareholders in Asimilar (ASLR). I hope it does go bust as that will pose serious questions for a list of colourful characters who I name and shame in the podcast.
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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 3 Dec 2022

The most-read non-quiz non-Tom article this week is from Lucian Miers with  ‘Thoughts on the FTX scandal and a Short idea from one of the few to emerge from it with credit’ at No 3 or No 8 including Bearcasts.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast – why I'd be short ASOS, a tale from 1938 & Malcolm bonkers again

I explain why Bearcast is late. There are several reasons but the main one is me distributing Christmas presents in Bristol to an Aunt and a Great Aunt and it is the latter's story from 1938 regarding Munich which I find so fascinating.  Then it is onto ASOS (ASC), the CFO merry go round and the fundamental reasons why it is a short. Finally Comrade Stacey is almost 100% in cash. Three Brains Bailey is 0% in cash. I explain why I agree with three brains
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VP
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Vp plc – interims, a “sustained demand”: Buy

Equipment rental company Vp plc (VP.) has announced its results for its half-year ended 30th September 2022 and that “reflecting these results and our view of the future prospects of the group, the board is declaring an interim dividend of 11.0 pence per share an increase of 5%”. This sounds encouraging.
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Tern – Spot The Pre-Placing Ramp: SELL!

AIM-listed jam-tomorrow (if ever) IoT investment Company Tern plc (TERN) has followed up yesterday’s ramparoonie over Wyld (listed on the joke Nasdaq-of-the-north exchange in Stockholm) with a big announcement of a new contract for jewel-in-the-crown Device Authority worth $1.2 million…….over five years.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - you are just too kind says a fellow Argo Blockchain bear and 2+2 does not always equal 4

Thanks for all the kind wishes about my health and that of Joshua, we seem to be on the mend. In today's podcast I discuss Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and - in detail - Victoria (VCP) 

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Parsley Box share price is soaring as it approaches delisting, offering one last chance to get out whilst you still can - strong sell/avoid

Parsley Box (MEAL) has seen its share price soar over the past couple of weeks on news that it is planning to delist, which seems rather strange as I can’t imagine all the PIs who have been buying actually want to be stuck holding this after it ceases trading on AIM.

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Tom Winnfrith Bearcast from the house of sickness

Both Joshua and I are feeling dire so this is a very short bearcast covering Peel Hunt (PEEL) and the nomad/broker sector and Purplebricks (PURP), a zero after the latest housing data. Now back to bed.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Family tales

I start with the reason for no bearcast yesterday and end with my virtue signalling siblings lining up to be mugged. In between I look at Strix (KETL), Argo Blockchain (ARB), Chill Brands (CHILL), Cellular Goods (CBX) and the CBD pain myth exposed and also at Tomco (TOM) and Shield Therapeutics (STX) where I sense PL will be apologising to the master soon.

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DVO
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Devro – recommended offer, now a little more than 2 months, near 71% gain!

September-recommended at a 180p offer price manufacturer of collagen products for the food industry Devro (DVO) has issued an update including that “current trading and the full year outlook are slightly ahead of the board's expectations, underpinned by a robust performance and foreign exchange tailwinds”… but, more significantly, has also announced a recommended offer... at 316.1p per share!

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: getting my head around Atlantic Lithium, placing ahoy for sure but what of the £234m valuation?

I start remembering a career moment of shame involving Colin Bird and that brings me to Xtract Resources (XTR) where for all Bird's dissembling surely a placing is underway? I look at the joke company eEnergy (EAAS) and the disgraceful antics of Justin the Clown.  I cover nanosynth (NNN) which I expect to go bust by New Year's Day and Argo Blockchain (ARB) which I think is already bust. I explain how it can avoid paying its bills for a while.  Then I look at "wonder stock" Atlantic Lithium (ALL), its £1 billion NPV and how robust that is, its management, the various red flags and the inevitability of a near term placing. There are bull points here as well as bear.

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CNR
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Condor Gold – Jim Mellon has to bail it out at 15p: surely this should have been before sale process started?

Last week Condor Gold (CNR) announced that as part of a strategic review it was putting itself up for sale (again) which I warned was because it was out of cash and probably could not raise any. Guess what? Old Tom Winnifrith was right yet again.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is the Eden fraud finally getting pulled down by Terpenetech?

In today's podcast I look in detail at recent events at Eden Research (EDEN) and at Revolution Beauty (REVB). Both companies could well be 2023 zeros.

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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 26 Nov 2022

The most-read non-quiz non Tom article this week is from Nigel Somerville with  ‘The View From The Montana Log-Cabin As Gold Takes A Breather’ at No 13 or No 19 including Bearcasts.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Posh Spice Ltd now owes £60m but Bulb has cost every taxpayer £232

In today's podcast I look at two business failures and the lessons we can all learn from them. In many ways Bulb is a bigger scandal than FTX and it has already cost the UK taxpayer £6.5 billion.

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Carr's Group – audit delay, shares set for short suspension but trading “has continued to perform strongly” BUY

Speciality agriculture and engineering group Carr's (CARR) has issued an update including that “the expected completion date for the group's audit and publication of the group's FY22 audited results is now mid-January 2023, later than the 3 January 2023 deadline required” but that it “has continued to perform strongly”, so what’s going on?

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ShareProphets readers tips for 2022 competition – (just over) one month to go update: 2 new joint leaders!

Having asked for readers tips for 2022 for the prize of 1/2 litre of Tom Winnifrith's Greek Hovel olive oil (2022 harvest) HERE, the following is the monthly update on performance with now (just over) one month to go (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a once per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE, AIM casino or Aquis lobster pot and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2022).

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Oi Sam Smith stop getting your leg over and go back to FinnCrap - it's falling apart without you!

The legover reference is HERE. I am still very much under the weather with all the symptoms of covid. I am feeling a bit better but not well enough to do more than a few hours work today. Thanks to Steve for taking care of things. In the podcast I discuss Devro  (DVO) - who said young Steve and I could not tip a waiter? Then FinnCap (FCAP) then finally the dire sentiment towards mining stocks. Is it really that bad out there?

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OptiBiotix Health – after update from management, we continue to look for 100p+ for shareholders ahead

On developer of “compounds to tackle obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes”, OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) we’ve previously noted ‘some delays in delivery but a sales recovery Buy’ – including with “product launches by Apollo Pharmacies in India and restocking by some partners with sales normalising… as in previous years, there was no contribution in this period from licence or royalty payments which tend to be received in the second half”. We’ve since again spoken to CEO Steve O'Hara.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - this is short as I think I have Covid

I have been in bed since 7 PM last night and feel wretched. After this short podcast discussing my relief that it is probably Covid it is back to bed. I discuss Deepmatter (DMTR) and other companies trying to persuade ius that delisting is good news. Look at the shareholders behind it. 

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Being a Trustpilot detective on failing shitcoin promote Aqru - and look who is behind it?

I start with a few words on Jubilee Metals (JLP) and Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV). Then some Trustpilot detective work on AQRU (AQRU) which, I predict, will go bust in 2023. I move on to Xtract Resources (XTR), Shearwater (SWG), Alliance Pharma (APH) and then to the impending demise of Applied Graphene Materials (AGM). Gotcha! I also cover Argo Blockchain (ARB) which I still have down as a 2022 bust, maybe as soon as this week 

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining why the Condor NPV is not serious and why that makes it a cracking short

I am still being pestered by my fellow Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) shareholders for reasons I cannot fathom. Some of them are delusional. I then turn to Microsaic (MSYS) where a statement on related party deals is needed pronto. Then onto AO World (AO.) where I do not buy into today's rally before onto why Jim Mellon's Condor Gold (CNR) is actually a short after today's second attempt to put it up for sale.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Kefi and more emails, 11 brave men & they were all Iranian & the G issue at Genedrive

I start with 11 weedy virtue signallers and 11 incredibly brave men at the World Cup. Then it is on to Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Fox Marble (FOX), Dev Clever (DEV) and Asimilar (ASLR) and inally a long look at Genedrive (GDR), a case study on crony capitalism and destruction of shareholder value.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The red flag lessons from quick death/slow death Wilko

Apparently the 92 year old chain needs an emergency refinance this week. If it gets it it is a slow death in 2023. If not it is a quick death before Christmas and 16,000 P45s. I look at the red flags in this case over the past year and why I own no retail or no property stocks - there are lessons for both sectors here.  Then I ask if Dave Richards of Wandisco (WAND) has gone mad or simply stuck his own moral compass where the sun don't shine?

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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 19 Nov 2022

The most-read non-quiz non Tom article this week is a brand new voice, Steve Brown of Orcadian Energy, with  EXCLUSIVE: North Sea Tigers: We are all up in arms’ at No 6 or No 11 including Bearcasts.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - white collar crime DOES pay and Malcolm Breaks the habit of a lifetime

You find me making sweet chilli jam as Christmas is near. Photos later. For some companies such as nanosynth (NNN) and Versarien (VRS) time is thus running out. I look at that but start with Malcolm and his deviation from every year I have known him. Then I look at how crime does pay - Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos and, I fear,  FTX.  Then a few words on the budget, a statement of "managed decline."

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is Cliff Weight sniffing out insider dealing at N4 Pharma?

I start by referencing a podcast on public schools HERE and saying why I am at a funeral today. Gone are the days when the BSD at ShareSoc offered to help out those chaps at Globo (GBO) get the show back on the road. In new hands there is a suggestion of odd share dealings at N4 Pharma (N4P). I look at that and then the fundamental case against this stock. I also look at Parsley Box (MEAL) and CEO spoofing and at Eco Atlantic (ECO) and the dangers of punting on an E&P play ahead of a well.

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Imperial Brands – full-year results, we’re well ahead but still income and earnings value?

Imperial Brands (IMB) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2022 and that it is “well placed to build on our track record of delivery over the next three years, improving returns and creating sustainable growth in shareholder value”.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Jeremy Hunt is a LIAR Steve O'Hara is not

Even Pete Brailey the most staunchest of Tory members you could ever meet says he has given up on the party after today's budget. I go through two lies Jeremy Hunt told and consider how he has screwed the poor, those of us running SMEs and is protecting super rich folks with sons at Eton with another lie.  Like Peter I shall not vote Tory next time.  Then onto a man who is not a liar, Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O'Hara and the presentation he gave today which is below. I mention Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) and an email exchange today at this point. Then a few words on Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) follow then on to Argo Blockchain (ARB) which I expect to go bust next week and Ceres Power (CWR) whose valuation is still bonkers despite the shares slumping by 80% since peak ramp. 

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Singing to you all in Welsh

There is a film in which my Great Aunt starred where there is singing in Welsh. She is the lady on the right in the first scene below. Anyhow I start today's podcast singing to you in Welsh for reasons I explain. Then it is onto Carson Block and Pantheon Resources (PANR), Carnival (CCL), BSF Enterprise (BSFA), Tern (TERN), nanosynth (NNN), Versarien (VRS) and the comedy at Deliveroo (ROO) which still has to be a short does it not?

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: NO I am not being naughty but YES I disagree with three brains

In today's podcast I discuss  BSF Enterprise (BSAF), Vast Respources (VAST), nanosynth (NNN), Shield Therapeutics (STX) and Imperial Brands (IMB) where I dare to challenge three brains himself, his mind clearly damaged by NEVER smoking, drinking or taking drugs.

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Tesco – a 250p+ share price target after recent interims?

Shares in Tesco (TSCO) were above 270p as recently as August but have fallen back significantly as it faces clear macro challenges. However, it has a long track-record across economic conditions and we consider the share price fall has been too extreme.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Time to switch my email off for a week thanks to 'arry Adams

In today's podcast i discuss Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Pantheon Resources (PANR), the residential housing market, Purplebricks (PURP) and the housebuilders and retailers in general, Sosandar (SOS), Joules (JOUL), Made.com (MADE) and Boohoo (BOO). I reference an articlle on greedy nurses and different types of averages and how they mislead HERE

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: All hail Pete Brailey as other bears wake up to his Pantheon genius

I start with Muddy Waters, Pete and Pantheon Resources (PANR). Then on to ouzo man and his bear calls on Boohoo.com (BOO) and AO World (AO). Finally onto the blow up of FTX and Almeda Research and what that tell us about crypto and NFT hype which is now bursting.

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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 12 Nov 2022

The most-read non-quiz non Tom article this week is ‘UK house prices: Halifax only gives you half the story’ by Chris Bailey at No 3 or No 10 including bearcasts.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Macolm Stacey vs Steve Moore

I weigh in on the debate on Biome (BIOM) looking at macro babble & bubble and bottom up analysis to decide which of my colleagues is, I suspect, right.

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Beyond Meat is Beyond Redemption.

Before the market meltup, shares in Beyond Meat (BYND) closed at an all-time low of $11.90 on Wednesday night after releasing a disastrous Q3 earnings report. Is this a chance to buy into the BBC's favourite Nasdaq stock? No! Au contraire.

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Tom Winnifrith bearcast: Madness!

I start with the macro babble and surging equities explaining why, I think, rubbish stocks have done the best today. I look at Cineworld (CINE), Versarien (VRS), Boohoo (BOO), Pure Gold (PUR), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and Victoria (VCP) 

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Let them eat cake and the latest shitcoin crash

I start with a few words on UK press coverage of the mid terms. No the Democrats have not won! Then I look at bitcoin and its woes, Argo Blockchain (ARB) - bust by next week? - Revolution Beauty (REVB), Boohoo.com (BOO), Novacyt (NCYT) and Nightcap (NGHT) and the problems a CEO has when the media blows smoke up his or her arse for too long.

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BP – Q3 results, continued positive trading and shareholder returns

BP (BP.) has announced third quarter results emphasising “net debt fell for the tenth successive quarter; we are investing with discipline; and we are delivering on our commitment to shareholder distributions - announcing a further $2.5 billion share buyback”. So what of a now slightly further higher 486.45p share price?

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Sylvania Platinum – improved production and prices, remains a growth and income Buy

Sylvania Platinum (SLP) has announced “best quarterly production since the COVID-lockdowns in early 2020. This increase in production ounces and the 2% higher PGM basket price recorded in the quarter, resulted in stronger profits”. The shares have currently responded up to 92p and there looks more to go.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chinese Whispers and Kefi as Andrew Bell insists Opera needs subsidy for poor, young & black people

As we all face a cost of living crisis with the poor and the young hardest hit, Andrew Bell insists that Opera needs more subsidy. Is this a more tenable position than his defence of the Red Rock Resources (RRR) share price? I start with that then onto the two big losers from yesterday's surprising mid terms in the USA. Then onto Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI), Ithaca Energy (ITH), MGC Pharmaceiticals (MXC) - which looks like a possible zero - and Dignity (DTY).

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Clem Chambers and the most almighty spoof & extra lashings of ouzo for me after AGM

Maybe I shall save the celebratory ouzos for tonight and double up as I watch liberal tears as we see a Red Wave in the mid terms. I discuss that briefly then go on to look at Applied Graphene (AGM) and what it is like running a company facing corporate death as well as the ethics of my scoop last night. I look at Online Blockchain (OBC), Mello destroying its brand c/o Zamaz (ZAMZ), Argo Blockchain (ARB) and a couple of points about Seraphine (BUMP) from an accounting perspective and in terms of changing consumer behaviour and also how as a bear one can do non financial DD.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Can you smell that bullshit from Tern: shares could well halve by Christmas

I start by discussing apple pressing: I am still at it. Then I look at Tern (TERN), Amur Minerals (AMC), Joules (JOUL) and Eurasia Miniung (EUA) as it heads for a cash crisis.

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Kicking two men who are down

In my experience it is often better to short a company’s shares when they have already fallen sharply and it has indicated that its equity is worthless. After all, the upside for a short that goes to zero is 100% whether you open it at 100p or 10p.

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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 5 Nov 2022

Good Lord! Look what happens when we run the pub quiz on a Tuesday – it blows past everything, even the Bearcast. I think I want a promotion off the Sunday desk. Meanwhile, the most-read non-quiz article this week is ‘Golden Prospect – Duff Interims but No Problem…..Still A Buy’ by Nigel Somerville.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: DFS will survive but surely it is a cracking short and here is why

Have a great bonfire night tonight. In today's podcast I discuss DFS (DFS) in great detail - it looks like a cracking short. Then Deepverge (DVRG) where Gerry Brandon needs to SMTM and finally Revolution Beauty (REVB) which will be either a zero or a penny stock but not until after Christmas.

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ShareProphets readers tips for 2022 competition – (just under) two months to go update

Having asked for readers tips for 2022 for the prize of 1/2 litre of Tom Winnifrith's Greek Hovel olive oil (2022 harvest) HERE, the following is the monthly update on performance with now (just under) two months to go (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a once per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE, AIM casino or Aquis lobster pot and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2022).

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: President Trump offers you a great investment

I start with a bit of political betting - folks like Lucian will be wailing as the Donald makes his come-back. I kid you not. Then how ill prepared companies are for the coming economic and stockmarket shit-storm. Two case studies I mention which are, IMHO, uninvestable are Rosslyn Data (RDT) and Yourgene (YGEN). Then onto why Argo Blockchain (ARB) and its dead cat bounce is a chance to add to one's short.

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Tom Winnifrith BONUS Bearcast - 10 or is it 12 shares to go to zero by Christmas

Is it 10? Is it 12? You decide. You may say there are a couple of cheats in there. Enjoy.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I apologise to between 70 and 75% of Australians

After that apology to most of the citizens of a nation that has turned Philistinism into an art form I discuss the Bank of England hiking base rates by 0.75%. Then it is onto ouzo man and Purplebricks (PURP) before I turn to two gold stocks that could now rocket by Christmas, Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) and Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV). I own shares in both and both have two reasons for a dramatic near term re-rate. Then Trainline (TRN) where the outlook is not so bright.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 10 stocks to go to zero by my birthday? Verditek is certainly on the list

I will do that as a bonus bearcast at some point this week. But as a teaser Verditek (VDTK) is on the list and I explain why. My Birthday is in January BTW. I cover Cineworld (CINE), ADM Energy (ADME), Technology Minerals (TM1) and Lyin' Chris Cleverly and the CEO chap who dressed as a "good" Nazi. I also go through the numerous rad flags at Alien Metals (UFO) which makes it a dog with fleas at any price.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insanity at Ocado while the curse of loathsome ex Tory MP Tony Baldry strikes again

In today's podcast I look at Cineworld (CINE), Ocado (OCDO), Versarien (VRS), Rosslyn Data (RDT) - going right back to its fraudulent prospectus c.o Cenkos - and Westminster Group (WSG) where the curse of Baldry of the fraud 3DM infamy strikes yet again. Talking of vile Tory MPs, I mention Matt Hancock at the end. At least with Baldry his fingers were only in the pork barrel.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I hope you are still short of Avacta said the defamatory & ignorant moron before I blocked him. I hope he stays long & strong

I start with proof below of what an "earth mum" I have become and the blue tick issue on Twitter. Then I look at Avacta (AVCT), Chill Brands (CHLL), Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT), Pure Gold (PUR) and ouzo for Nigel and then Argo Blockchain (ARB) a triumph for the forces of good, transparency, honesty and hard analysis. That is to say myself & Boatman Capital. And a disaster for certain named individuals who are drawn from the forces of evil.

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B.P. Marsh and Partners – shares up on interims, but much more to come? In short: YES!

Previously writing on early stage financial services businesses investor B.P. Marsh & Partners (BPM) last month with the shares at 302p we concluded that they were still a Buy ahead of results for its half-year ended 31st July 2022. The shares previously closed at 284p but are now 304p on the back of the results.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sohail I am not an expert but who is?

I prepare for Halloween with pumpkin carving and soup today. Photos tomorrow.  Sohail says he has given up on gold "experts". I discuss this and then onto another area where there are a lot of "experts" who all talk their own book and it is the same one. I discuss house prices, volumes and stocks who I reckon will have a bad time includfing Purplebricks (PURP) which I expect to go bust in 2024, or possibly sooner

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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 22 Oct 2022

These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom non Darren article is “Gulf Keystone is well positioned to benefit from continued oil price strength – BUY” by Gary Newman at number five or number nine if you include Bearcasts.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm is wrong, wrong, wrong today

Comrade Malcolm Stacey is yakking on about buying green shite shares again today. I explain why he is wrong at four levels to do so. I reference an article I wrote today HERE on floods in Pakistan and a few years ago on droughts in Zim South, specifically Cape Town. On Global warming do not acccept what the MSM, especially Malcolm's pals at the BBC tell you, drill down to the core facts... Today's episode shows again that there is no "house view" on this website

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ITM Power, the best time to kick a man is when he is down

A couple of years ago I did a podcast suggesting that the share price of ITM Power (ITM) was truly bonkers.  In the mad rush to buy “green” investments it then got a bit more "truly bonkers". That is the problem with bubbles, they can just keep on expanding far longer than most folks think, defying all logic.  And green energy clearly is a bubble.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ouzo for me as the shysters at Bidstack fess up after my scoop but Parsley Box shares up 150%, WTF?

In today's podcast I cover Bidstack (BIDS) where after today's disingeneous 'fess up folks are delusional. Then I look at Parsley Box (MEAL), Vast Resources (VAST), Canadian Overseas (COPL) and Argo Blockchain (ARB)

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Letter to AIM Regulation: Enough is enough, this (third) time surely it must slam Bidstack?

Yet again Bidstack (BIDS) has leaked clearly price sensitive information into the market to only certain folks, that is to say, selected clients of its Nomad and broker Stifel, rather than via RNS as I exposed earlier HERE.  But this is not the first such sin by Bidstack which it has committed in collusion with Stifel.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: this is a bloody good one if I say so myself

Sometimes I switch off my PC thinking that was not a very good podcast. Most days I am content but today is one of those days when I think "that was a bloody good podcast" I start of with why this website is not free and how you need to change business models if the world changes and then as to the strange idea that we have a "house view" on any given stock. That is with reference to ITM Power (ITM) which I then cover in detail (more ouzo for me and for Peter Brailey, cold cabbage water for comrade Malcolm Stacey of the 6th Guardianista peaceand flower power corps). I also look in detail at the spoof from Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Deepverge (DVRG) en passant, but which is covered in more detail HERE, and Bidstack (BIDS) after my bombshell expose c/o Winnileaks earlier. A good day's work. Now I can go and weed my onion patch in peace. 

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a new share bought by my pension

I end the podcast discussing what it is and what my short and long term targets are and why. I start with Brent Hoberman and when we crossed swords first and why he is such a wanker. That was back in the days of Lastminute.com (LMC) and it showed me how the British establishment always looks after its own however much they screw up. Brent was the founder of Made.com (MADE) which I discuss. Then it is onto Union Jack (UJO), Angus Energy (ANGS), IGAS (IGAS) and Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) and fracking. I look at Bezant Resources (BZT) as wretched Colin Bird prepares for his next bailout with all the usual ramping. Finally, TP Group (TPG)

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Chesterfield Pacton Deal, more reasons it stinks: sell with a target of zero

I start with Union Jack Oil (UJO) - is the special dividend a cue to turn bullish? Then onto the ominous silence at Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT). Finally a follow up on the Chesterfield (CHF) Pacton spoof. It gets worse. Much worse.

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Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Who painted the Earl of Abingdon & is Deepverge's Gerry Brandon spoofing about being fired as CEO to get bailout placing away?

The mystery of the Earl of Abingdon remains and it is why I am late with the first of two podcasts today. Then onto Deepverge (DVRG) the firing of Gerry Brandon (real or spoof), the 100k screw by Mrs Brandon and the placing about which the company cannot but help tell a porky.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Hanging is too good for them but at least how about a suspension

I mention, en passant, our next PM the economically illiterate Rishi Sunak and how boorish I find Tory MPs. Then I look at Vast Resources (VAST), Pure Gold (PUR), Mirriad (MIRI), Deepverge (DVRG) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and the fat conceit that is Crispin Odey.

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Pure Gold – Pure Ouzo Time As Fat Lady Hangs In The Wings: Told Y’All

I have been an uber-bear on sub-Standard and TSXV-listed Pure Gold (PUR and TXSV:PGM) ever since first writing about it in April of this year – and that from a Gold-bull. This morning we had news that has me racing for the Ouzo cupboard for my breakfast.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Lenigas Law & 1 other proposal for the UK stockmarket

Events at Wishbone Gold (WSBN) where I am, of course, a loyal shareholder, prompt me to suggest a change to UK Regulation, the Lenigas Law. Today's Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) exposé prompts me to suggest another. I comment on how if Rishi Sunak is "sound money" man then I am slimmer of the year before flagging up a far bigger political influence on markets over the coming six weeks. 

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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 22 Oct 2022

These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom non Darren article is “Shanta Gold – Potential Offer: Is A Bidding Frenzy Starting In Gold Stocks?” by Nigel Somerville at number six or number 11 if you include Bearcasts.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: can anyone counter my bear case for On the Beach, surely a profits warning is due?

I start with today's two big triumphs especially the Worthington (WRN) one - I remind you of exactly what happened. Then I discuss the mendacity of the claims made about ex Chancellor Sunak that he is economically competent. I note that I have some bombshell Court documents involving an ex PM and the boss of a several hundred million quid capitalised company. I shall publish them later. Though the corporate boss is reported to be litigious, the Sheriff is not frit. Then to On The Beach (OTB) and Vast Resources (VAST). 

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Massive Vindication for Tom Winnifrith No 2 - Chill Brands forces to restate results by FRC after TW intervention, letter in full

When I started exposing the fraud at Zoetic, now Chill Brands (CHLL) the shares were 76p. They are now 2.4p and, FWIW, running out of cash again so a sell. The other side fought hard. Seth Freedman - who had harassed Harvey Weinstein's victims for Harvey - was engaged by a shareholder to threaten, menace and harass me and also two other writers here and a PR girl who is known to be a friend of mine. Shame on Freedman and those who defend him like Evil Knievil. I was not bullied into silence and so, after the massive Worthington vindication earlier, here is another one a, a letter from the Financial Reporting Council.I complained to it about Chill's accounts. Hey presto, the FRC took action and - as you can see below - forced Chill to restate.

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Massive Vindication for Tom Winnifrith No1 – FCA takes Aiden Earley & the whole Worthington 5 to criminal court

Even the Mrs was laughing this morning as I reminded her of how investors in Quindell and a couple of other frauds I exposed lined up to crowd fund Aiden Earley as he tried (twice) to injunct me and force me to take articles down. We defied the threats  and those articles remain up to this day on this brave and courageous website and the trove of documents I dared to publish were all passed on to the FCA. The FCA has now charged Earley, his brother and 3 others, the Worthington 5, and they appeared in Court yesterday. As I scuttle off for a celebratory ouzo here is what the FCA states:

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - it is not all the fault of Liz Truss

I started with Ms Truss and how it is not her fault that the UK is in the mess that it is in. The entire media and political class is to blame. The it is onto Naked Wines (WINE), why action MUST be taken at the fraud Verditek (VDTK) and finally a long look at Amaroq Minerals (AMRQ) and a sort of look across at Kefi (KEFI) which also had news today.

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Letter to AIM Regulation: suspend Argo Blockchain until it clarifies its financial position

Mr. Market is telling you that there is something horribly wrong at Argo Blockchain (ARB) and that could well be a looming insolvency. A company that really was going to raise £24 million at 27.6p as Argo promised it would on October 7 would not see its shares languishing at 12p to sell. I have written to AIM Regulation as this is, one way or another, a false market.

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Letter to AIM Regulation & the FCA: why is this not fraud? Ref Verditek

I have written to both AIM Regulation and the FCA asking them to explain why Verditek (VDTK), the solar panels company chaired by Tory toff Lord David Willetts, has not – again- committed fraud. Surely there must be consequences or do the regulators think that crime should pay?

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the old Etonian dressed as a Nazi, Lyin' Chris Cleverly, the chancers Tatnall & Longley - the party at Technology Minerals

In today's podcast I discuss coverage of my friend Richard Poulden and Valereum Blockchain (VLRM) which is now utterly toxic. I mention Wishbone Gold (WSBN) en passant. I look at Verditek (VDTK) where AIM Regulation must now step in to tackle fraud then at IOG (IOG), lessons from the demise of Toople (TOOP) and then an expose of the  events at Technology Minerals (TM1) where you really just could not make it up.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Up the Town! Why can't Avacta tell the truth?

I start with a joke about covid and public sector workers, well the Mrs to be exact then a bit of football news. Then I look at Avacta (AVCT), Finncrap (FCAP), Sosandar (SOS) and Chill Brands (CHLL).

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Tom Winnifrith BONUS Bearcast - a bad death spiral meets a bad PLC, AMT Energy and Arena , a case study

Not all death spirals are the same and not all companies are the same. But some marriages are certain to end in disaster. AMT Energy (AMTE) meets the death eaters of Arena.

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BooHoo has the strength to ride out the current economic weakness and benefit longer term from its continued growth and investment - recovery buy

Earlier this year I took a look at online fashion retailer BooHoo (BOO) and noted that whilst I saw long term value from the share price at the time, it could well get even cheaper in the near term.

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Sosandar: Sales Vanity, Profit Opinion But CASH Is Reality

AIM-listed online ladies fashionwear purveyor Sosandar (SOS) served up a half-year (to September) trading update this morning. The highlights were appealing: revenues up 72% year-on-year and a profit before tax of £0.1 million made good reading. But as Tom Winnifrith oft opines, sales is vanity and profit is a matter of opinion: what really matters is cash.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Zak Mir, Powerhouse and DOM Howard White - you could not make this stuff up

I start with the latest  "let's get TW hate campaign" with, this time, Avacta (AVCT) owning morons leading the charge. Suffice to say if folks this dumb are long you know to be short. Then onto ADM Energy (ADME), Deepverge (DVRG), ASOS (ASC), Sosandar (SOS), Boohoo (BOO), Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) and then the laugh a minute show at Powerhouse (PHE), now at 1.65p a compelling short thanks to the antics of PR man posing as a journalist Zak Mir.

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Amaroq Minerals – shares to recover following recent news flow and more ahead: BUY

Shares in Amaroq Minerals (AMRQ), formerly AEX Gold (AEXG), were above 40p in August before recently falling back to below 35p. They’re now back above 35p and we look for further recovery on upcoming news flow and sentiment improving.

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Tom Winnifrith bearcast: Avacta placing at 80p? 3 signs we are in a bear market

On Avacta (AVCT) I ask the question. Then I look at 3 signs that we are in a real bear market mentioning, en passant, ADM Energy (ADME), Deepverge (DVRG), Colin Bird's Tiger Royalties (TIR) and redemptions at OEICS..

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Notes from Underground – Most read articles for the week ending 15 Oct 2022

These are the most-read articles and most listened-to Bearcasts of the week. The most read non-Tom non Darren article is “The exciting world of gilts and two FTSE 100 names with news flow updates today” by Chris Bailey at number 13 or number 20 if you include Bearcasts.

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BREAKING: As Tern Is Holed Below The Waterline, What About Device Authority?

I think we have firmly established that AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) needs yet another placing some time before Q2 2023 despite its recent fundraising efforts. But that is just to keep the lights on. What about its portfolio of cash-hungry mutts? When will the next call on Tern’s (lack of) cash be? Wyld, with its warrant call mid-December? Or might there be a call for funding from another of Tern’s portfolio first?

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The Gold View From The Montana Log-Cabin As Truss Is Trussed

Gold finished the week at $1645 per oz, down from last week’s $1695 and back below the apparently all-important $1675 line. So we have had a false breakdown, then a false beak-up and we are back in the doldrums. But in view of what else is going on (even higher interest rates, anybody?), I would suggest the yellow stuff is actually doing just fine.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The Tories are double toast as Kwasi Kwarteng gets the boot & is Premier Miton now loss making?

I start on the sacking of the Chancellor. The Tories are - deservedly - electoral toast. Not that Labour will be any less incompetent. Then it is on to MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC) and to Premier Miton (PMI)

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