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ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' update – New Year, New Departures edition

Published 17 days ago

Another year, another set of de-listing developments amongst the (few) remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'. Who's next to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone?...

Filthy 40 China fraud Aquatic Foods – So long, and thanks for all the fish

Published 24 days ago

With apologies to Douglas Adams, as long predicted here on ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) didn’t get its 2016 accounts out and the AIM Executioner has done its duty. After six months suspended, it has been given the boot.

Aquatic Foods – Director resignation: rats leaving the sinking ship as AIM Execution approaches

Published 42 days ago

AIM-listed Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods Group (AFG) has at last posted an RNS. Given that its FY16 accounts are overdue by almost 6 months, and its interims by heading for three, you would have thought we might have an update on that. But no: instead the resignation of Mircle Ching Chai Yap was announced. This chap has a spot of form….

F40 Aquatic Food – where are the accounts? Month 5

Published 54 days ago

We are now a day from the end of November and STILL ShareProphets Aim-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) has not published its FY16 accounts, which are now a day short of five months late. Also outstanding are this year’s interims, which should have been out by the end of September.

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' update – good riddance Northwest Investment Group edition

Published 62 days ago

Another month, another set of de-listing developments amongst the (few) remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'. Who's next to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone?...

ZAI fallout: no weddings, two funerals and two rescues at the gallows but AIM needs to come clean over GIPO

Published 63 days ago

I commented last week on the silence from four former clients of former Nomad ZAI Corporate Finance as weekend executions were lined up for failing to enlist a replacement Nomad. None of them had said anything since 18/19 October when ZAI was given its marching orders by the Oxymorons. This morning two fell to the advances of the grim reaper, but riding to the last-minute rescue of Ukrproduct (UKR) came Stand Hanson while Polo (POL) was saved by Allenby. You might picture Clint Eastwood and Paul Newman riding in as the trap-doors were released and a well-aimed shot at the hangman’s ropes frees the victims.

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' update – ZAI Nomad disqualification causing issues edition

Published 80 days ago

Since our previous update, ZAI Corporate Finance has had its nominated adviser status removed - causing further issues amongst the (few) remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'. Who will be next to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone?...

Aquatic Foods – the excuse this time for no accounts? Silence!

Published 80 days ago

And so it came to pass that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) didn’t even bother to update the market at the end of October on the supposed progress towards getting its FY16 accounts released – accounts which should have been released by 30 June. The interims to June are also overdue, but there is no statement at all! Step forward those fine fellows at S P Angel, the company’s Nomad.

Aquatic Foods – what will the excuse be this time for no accounts? Month 4

Published 85 days ago

Here we are again, with the last days of the month playing out and (as yet) no word from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy Aquatic Foods Group. It missed the June 30th deadline to file its FY16 accounts and each month since then we’ve been promised news next month.

Filthy Forty Aquatic Foods - still no FY16s but at last an FD

Published 115 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods Group (AFG) has at last appointed a new finance director to replace the previous incumbent who left all of a sudden as the company announced it was unable to release its FY16 numbers. Good news...er, well sort of.

China fraud Aquatic Foods – what excuse will be offered this week re overdue FY16 accounts?

Published 120 days ago

It’s that time of the month again: ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) seemed to promise its delayed FY16 accounts by the end of the month. In June the excuse was it couldn’t get its cash out of China, but the directors were going to pony up so as to pay certain advisers (ie the Auditor) and the results would be out in July. Oh, and the next day the CFO (who had been in post less than a year since the previous incumbent walked) resigned with immediate effect - having signed off the RNS.

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – September update: minus 75%, what about replacements?

Published 134 days ago

Well here we are a few weeks short of the anniversary of the creation of out Septic Seven stocks which we had Red Flagged but were at the time still trading on AIM. Marcus Stuttard, the sham sheriff and head of AIM, obviously had complete faith in the regulatory setup of the Casino which is why this portfolio was set up. After all, if he is completely happy with the regulation of AIM (for which he is responsible), he should be happy to pony up his cash in out basket of diversified stocks. We might consider all members of the portfolio as littered with Red Flags, but obviously he doesn’t and therefore some of the joke PEs are highly attractive.

Filthy Forty Aquatic Foods – still delayed FY16 results Jackanory

Published 144 days ago

Yesterday at 4.14pm ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) updated the market regarding its overdue FY16 accounts. Once again we are left waiting until next month – Godot is definitely coming tomorrow, honest guv, when the new FD is appointed. So nothing to do with the problems getting cash out of China to pay auditors, Nomad fees and director fees as we were previously told?

Filthy Forty Aquatic Foods – third time lucky with results, or will Nomad SP Angel resign?

Published 146 days ago

We are two days from the end of August and we’ve had diddly squat from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) which is currently suspended pending accounts. In June it said they would be in July, and that directors were going to pony up to get enough bills paid to see the accounts signed. In July it hadn’t happened and there was no mention of it. Will the accounts appear this time?

Red Flags at Night: Bank Holiday Special no-one-is-watching o'clock competition

Published 150 days ago

It’s that time of year again when companies with bad news to slip out at no-one-is-watching o'clock are offered a golden opportunity to get away with it. What better time of year to go for than the end of the summer holidays and the Friday evening before a bank holiday? And so we offer a no-prize sweepstakes: how many dodgy RNSs as adjudicated by the Global Shorting Conspiracy will be released after 4.30 today? Deadline for entries is 4.30 in the coments section below.

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' update – Pembridge Resources no deal complete, so move to standard listing edition

Published 153 days ago

Since our previous update, Pembridge Resources (PERE) has followed the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone from the ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'...

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – August update and news from African Potash

Published 155 days ago

It is August and Marcus Stuttard, the head of AIM, sees his portfolio of AIM stocks selected for him get to within 40 days of a full year. Out of the seven three have been booted off the market, one is suspended (no accounts) and the other was booted off AIM but got listed on the NEX lobster pot until it was suspended on that market as well. But Mr Stuttard is completely happy with the regulatory environment of the world’s most successful growth market.

China fraud Aquatic Foods: crunch time?

Published 183 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) shares were suspended last month because it couldn’t get its accounts out on time. We were told that this was because of difficulties getting its enormous cash-pile out of China to pay a number of parties whose assistance is required for the finalisation of the audited accounts. For that, we might presume that it includes the audit firm. We were told that the accounts were anticipated to be released in July – and here we are with 6 trading days left. Is it crunch time?

Stuttard’s Septic Seven July update: when will it be two?

Published 191 days ago

Oh boy, it’s time to revisit Marcus Stuttard’s Septic Seven and we have yet another suspension. You will recall that this portfolio of seven diversified stocks from the AIM Casino was chosen for Mr Stuttard so that he might demonstrate his faith is his own regulatory setup at the world’s most successful growth market – but with the caveat that all the stocks selected had been Red Flagged but were still trading. In the week that the LSE washed its hands of any responsibility for fraud it is scores of the doors time, after not quite 10 months.

ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' update – the frauds scrambling to get 2016 results out in time edition

Published 197 days ago

Since our previous update, most of the remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies have been scrambling to get results out in time, two further have been suspended and another (MoneySwap) has been booted off the AIM Casino - to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone...

New Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest - sponsored by the FD-less FRAUD Aquatic Foods

Published 202 days ago

Thanks to a last minute sponsorship from China, where the financial director of Aquatic Foods (AFG) has walked out, we're pleased to open another round of AIM's favourite game show: Who is the Bulletin Board Moron of the Week!? Maybe we could start by naming the brokers who usrged folk to buy this stock? Did the Investor Chronicle tip the shares or is this the 1 China fraud it did not promote?

Aquatic Foods - now FD walks - who could have thought this was a China fraud? Roll of Shame

Published 205 days ago

Late on Friday, at no-one is watching O'Clock we learned that Po Ling Low had quit as FD of AIM listed China fraud Aquatic Foods (AFG) with immediate effect. Really? It was 5.21 in London so it was 1.12 in the morning in China. Did Po really walk the plank so late in the evening. Clearly that was just another lie from this slam dunk fraud. 

China fraud Aquatic Foods – still can’t get the cash out of China, no results = SUSPENDED

Published 207 days ago

Well there’s a thing: ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty stock Aquatic Foods Group (AFG) is still having trouble remitting funds from China resulting in the delay of payments to a number of parties whose assistance is required for the finalisation of the audited accounts. In short, the company can’t pay its bills and the shares have been suspended. 

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – June Update: and then there were just three

Published 218 days ago

It is five weeks since our last update on the portfolio of seven AIM stocks selected for Marcus Stuttard, the sham sheriff of AIM, to put his money into to show his faith in the system of regulation last September. As you will recall, these were all companies which we had Red Flagged but about which AIM Regulation had done nothing. Last month the losses were 61.7% in about 8 months.

Filthy Forty Aquatic Foods – problems getting the cash out of PRC? Er…..

Published 244 days ago

Yesterday lunchtime (1pm – the new no-one-is-watching o’clock) ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of all things fishy, Aquatics Foods Group (AFG) served up a Q1 trading statement showing broadly flat sales, but rising costs. The really good news is that the cash-pile is even higher than before, at RMB 485 million – c. £54 million, or about five times the market capitalisation. The bad news….

Stuttard’s Septic Seven May update: another one bites the dust (Taihua 'where’s the website gone now' plc)

Published 253 days ago

Marcus Stuttard, head of AIM and the oxymorons of AIM Regulation, had a specially selected and beautifully diversified portfolio of AIM stocks chosen by ShareProphets back at the end of last September so that he could demonstrate his faith in the regulatory set-up of the market he runs. Naturally, there was nothing at all wrong with any of the companies picked: they were all trading on the Casino as normal, so we were just plain wrong to be Red Flagging them all for one reason or another.  We were just so, so wrong that……

Stuttard’s Septic Seven April update: Happy Easter Mr Stuttard, you are down 55%!

Published 281 days ago

Obviously the world’s most successful growth market is tightly regulated and supervised by Marcus Stuttard’s oxymorons of AIM Regulation, who seem incapable of applying their own rules. That is why we selected a beautifully diversified portfolio of stocks which we have Red Flagged here on ShareProphets but since Mr Stuttard’s well-oiled regulatory machinery is just so good there must be nothing wrong. Nothing at all…..which is why after 200 days the portfolio is down by 55%. Oops.

China FRAUD Aquatic Foods Q4 update: drowning in a sea of Red Flags

Published 308 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of all things fishy, Aquatic Foods (AFG), has updated on 2016 Q4 trading this morning. In a statement plastered with Red Flags it would appear that the company is nearing the final chapter of the China Norfolk playbook as we are warned that there has been a spot of bother getting cash out of China. Is it bye-bye to the dividend? 

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – March update (or is that down-date?)

Published 309 days ago

Marcus Stuttard, as head of AIM, completely trusts and supports the regulatory framework of the world’s most successful growth market. As such, and ever keen to help, ShareProphets put together a beautifully diversified portfolio of AIM-listed stocks for him, so that he could demonstrate his faith in the system he oversees by investing in stocks which we have Red Flagged. How better than to put his money where his mouth is to show us that there is nothing wrong. Last time I revisited the portfolio it was down by some 23%. If that had Mr Stuttard feeling a bit queasy, he had better look away now….

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If it looks like a (Peking) Duck, walks like a (Peking) Duck, etc, etc

Published 362 days ago

Joshua is off at PC Nursery Ryhme class so I am free to record. In this webcast I look at Fitbug (FITB), Cloudtag (CTAG) - Waseem is just wrong! - Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL), Ascent Resources (AST), Aquatic Foods (AFG), China frauds in general and in detail - to help Andrew Monk - Haike Chemicals (HAIK). 

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – January update

Published 365 days ago

Marcus Stuttard, the head honcho of the AIM Casino would have us believe that the market is tightly regulated by his team of oxymorons at AIM Regulation. In order to demonstrate his faith in his own system we thought it a good idea to pick him a portfolio of seven stocks which we have Red Flagged so that he could put his own money into them and show us all that there is no problem of fraud on the world’s most successful growth market. Here is the January update for Stuttard’s Septic Seven.

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – update #3

Published 387 days ago

In order to show us all what faith Marcus Stuttard, the head of AIM, has in his team of oxymorons at AIM Regulation ShareProphets has selected a beautifully diversified portfolio of stocks for him to invest his own money into. Of course, all seven have been Red Flagged on this website but since was all know that all is well with the regulation of the world’s most successful growth market we are sure that Mr Stuttard will want to demonstrate his trust. At the last update his portfolio was down by 11.6%. Has it fared any better as we close out 2016?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mkango bitchez I am coming for YOU! Kick off 6 PM

Published 431 days ago

I am still in the Motorway service station at the Premier Inn but head to London shortly. For tonight it is myself and the old bank robber Brokerman Dan against Mkango Resources (MKA). Bring it on bitchez! In this podcast I also look at Aquatic Foods (AFG), NAHL (NAH), Slater & Gordon (SGH), Igas (IGAS), Redcentric (RCN) and MXC Capital (MXCP)

Filthy 40 Aquatic Foods – Q3 trading update

Published 435 days ago

Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) put on 35% on Friday, following release of a third quarter trading update. Drilling through some of the numbers they seem to be impressive, begging the question of why an apparently profitable and cash-generative company which is drowning in cash worth about three times its market capitalisation would be considering its dividend policy, having chopped the half-year payment by 71%.

Stuttard’s Septic Seven update: off to a flier!

Published 450 days ago

If Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff of AIM, really believes that the Casino is properly regulated, we think he should put some of his own money where his complacent mouth is by investing in a portfolio of companies which would demonstrate his confidence in his team of Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. We are such nice guys here at ShareProphets that we have helpfully compiled a beautifully diversified portfolio for him. We, ahem, AIM to please. With the original list having been complied on 29 Sept 2016, here is our first update, one month on – and it is off to a flier!

Marcus Stuttard, Sham Sheriff of AIM: here is your specially selected AIM Portfolio. Good luck, pal.

Published 480 days ago

If Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff of AIM, really believes that the Casino is properly regulated, we think he should put some of his own money where his complacent mouth is by investing in a portfolio of companies which would demonstrate his confidence in his team of Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. We are such nice guys here at ShareProphets that we have helpfully compiled a beautifully diversified portfolio for him. We, ahem, AIM to please.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Anniversary Mr Monk but you are 100% WRONG on Aquatic it is a Norfolk

Published 481 days ago

I wish Andrew Monk a happy wedding anniversary today but surely his fragrant wife should have got time off for good behaviour. But Monk is wrong on Aquatic Foods (AFG) it is a Norfolk, its interims out today make that 100% clear and I explain why. I note the suspension of Asian Citrus (ACHL) and I pose a new challenge to LGO Energy (LGO) about output and sales numbers which really do not add up. I look at RapidCloud (RCI) whose interims suggest a terminal conclusion and Zincox (ZOX) where a pompous chairman seems in denial about the grim outcome that lies ahead.

Vote Now in the Filthy Forty Pongy Poll! Which will be the next F40 casualty of the Sept 2016 reporting season?

Published 485 days ago

Last year’s Sept reporting season saw a raft of casualties as members of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty either failed to release numbers on time and/or saw the Nomad quit. With less than one week to go until deadline day for interims to June 2016 (or finals to March 2016) there are ten of the remaining 17 members of our iffy index still to report (or announce that they won’t). Which will be the next to get suspended?

Filthy Forty – interims deadline looms: yet more executions afoot?

Published 490 days ago

Of the original 40 AIM-China companies we identified as our ShareProphets Filthy Forty, the steady attrition has seen that number whittled down to just 17 companies. The period either side of the reporting deadline for calendar 2015 numbers (30 June) saw further departures, but last year’s interims deadline saw a queue for AIM’s Death Row develop. How are we looking this time?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: come on Dad it is not a hard sum!

Published 524 days ago

These old folks they need mental exercise. Crosswords, jigsaws, Soduku, easy questions from their son. But my father fails on the how many days till Glenwick (GWIK) is suspended question. He says his mind is on higher things. Meanwhile I am still traumatised from being seen buying a copy of the Guardian for him. I look at Red Rock Resources (RRR), Glenwick, Leed Resources (LDP), Aquatic Foods (AFG) and China frauds, BoxHill (BOX) and naughty Lord Razzall - how is the bailout placing going your lordship? And I commend the recent work of Daniel Levi (Brokerman Dan) on Mkango Resources (MKA) where the old rogue is bang on the money. Mkango is truly worthless.

Filthy 40 China fraud Aquatic Foods: “Technical administrative delay” sees dividend postponed.

Published 524 days ago

Oh dear, oh dear. This does not look good. ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty China fraud Aquatic Foods Group (AFG) has announced that it hasn’t paid its full-year dividend of 0.7p per share due to a “technical administrative delay”. Is that because there isn’t any cash?

China fraud Aquatic Foods – shares roofing it: surely a statement required?

Published 559 days ago

There are so many Red Flags surrounding ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Aquatic Foods (AFG) that it is hard to know quite where to start. One could consider the discount to cash, to profits, to assets and wonder why there have been no buy-backs announced just for starters, but there are plenty more to be found HERE. So why have the shares been roofing it?

Filthy Forty AIM Casino Elimination Stakes: now in the final furlong but a loose horse has already crossed the line!

Published 571 days ago

The race to see which of the twenty remaining ShareProphets AIM China Filthy Forty companies clocks up a suspension/delisting is hotting up as we enter the final furlong. Yesterday saw the loose horse of Grand Group (GIPO) – a non filthy forty runner but an otherwise well qualified AIM-China play nonetheless – cross the line first with a suspension as it can’t get its accounts out on time. But with a surprise late run GTS Chemical (GTS) now looks clear of the field as they head for the line after announcing plans to delist in August, subject to the forgone conclusion of a vote at its AGM.

F40 Aquatic Foods FY15 results. You’re ‘avin a giraffe, right? And a message for AIM Regulation.

Published 572 days ago

This morning ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods Group (AFG) released its calendar FY15 results. This is a complete farce and AIM Regulation should be ashamed, for that is where the real scandal lies.

Filthy Forty AIM Casino Elimination Stakes – update as the race enters the final stages

Published 573 days ago

I previously highlighted that a good few of the twenty remaining ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty faced a reporting deadline of Thursday this week, 30 June. In honour of Royal Ascot we ran a poll which showed that readers of ShareProphets reckoned on two or three suspensions/delistings to come over the next (now) just under three weeks. The race has now entered the final three furlongs…how are the runners and riders looking?

Filthy Forty – news from the Norfolk Province of AIM as reporting deadline looms

Published 608 days ago

The ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty is already down to just 20 AIM-listed companies, with a further three currently suspended. The calendar FY2015 reporting deadline is now looming (30 June), which last year saw a splurge of suspensions and Nomad resignations as companies either failed to report or their advisers decided enough was enough. But we’ve had a good few RNSs in the last few days, so it is time for a rancid round-up!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the facts of life for a whinger from the Liverpool welfare safaris

Published 609 days ago

I start by putting one scouser straight on how things work in the real world. Then it is onto DDD Group, China Norfolk Aquatic Foods (AFG), Glenwick (GWIK), Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA), Wishbone (WSBN), R4E (R4E) - go Dr Hon! -  and Gulf Keystone (GKP).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 28 April: Your boys took one hell of a beating

Published 634 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at Andalas Energy (ADL), Herencia (HER), Outsourcery (OUT), kenmare Resources (KMR), Acquatic Food (AFG) & Asian Citrus (ACH).

China Daily: London bidding to lure more Chinese companies? My heart sinks.

Published 673 days ago

According to a report in China Daily Europe a new wave of Chinese company listings are [sic] expected in London as the London Stock Exchange ramps up its efforts to attract Chinese firms. With the stench of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty in full nauseating flow, seemingly unaddressed, my heart sinks. 

China fraud Aquatic Foods Trading Update: drip, drip, drip - the water torture continues in a sea of Red Flags

Published 691 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) released a trading statement yesterday for its full year to Dec 2015. I commented that the last trading statement had more holes than a fish-net and yesterday’s serving of fishiness lowers none of the Red Flags previously raised. 

China Fraud Aquatic Foods - drip, drip, drip the torture continues

Published 706 days ago

Following on from yesterday's piece on ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods Group (AFG) we see that the shares are still sliding. Drip, drip, drip - the Chinese water torture continues. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 15 Feb: 88 Energy, Fast Forward, Magnolia - it's all bollocks

Published 707 days ago

All sorts of crap shares are going up today and some that are not crap but are just insanely overvalued. In a podcast riddled with bad langauge I discuss 88 Energy (88E), Fast Forward (FFWD), Phorm (PHRM), Hornby (HRN) and Glenwick (GWIK) among the risers and among the fallers I look at Auhua Clean (ACE), All Leisure (ALLG), Iofina (IOF), ETherapeutix (ETX), the frauds Jiasen (JSI) and Aquatic Foods (AFG) and finally I ask all the advisors (nomad, broker PR flunkies) to Magnolia (MAGP) just show shabby and dirty they feel today. If I was them I would feel sordid and ashamed. They are all beneath contempt.

AIM China Fraud Aquatic Foods: Chinese water torture

Published 707 days ago

Tom Winnifrith has already done an open-top bus ride around all the Red Flags flapping away at ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods Group (AFG). But if the Red Flags are enough to drive you towards the sell button there is another problem: the spread is now so wide that it is equal to the bid price. Talk about being lobster-potted.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - China Norfolk Aquatic Foods Red Flag special

Published 719 days ago

Aquatic Foods (AFG) has been on the AIM Casino for exactly one year but its shares have slumped from 70p to 15p bid. The FD walked the plank today and surely Nomad SP Angel which raised £9.3 million for this POS 12 months ago must realise that the end is nigh. In this podcast I look at the numerous red flags. This one is going down.

Tom Winnifrith Birthday Bearcast - Paul Scott Grotesque factual innacuracy

Published 741 days ago

Paul Scott may be Britain's top share blogger but today he served up the sort of grotesque factual innacuracy which would put David Lenigas to shame. I start on that matter and Birthday communications with the younger generation. Then it is onto Afriag (AFRI) - Incoming! Watch this space. Then to Boohoo.com (BOO), Aquatic Foods (AFG), MX Oil (MXO), Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), CIC Gold (CICG) and London Capital (LCG). I also mention, en passant, Kefi Minerals (KEFI)

F40 Aquatic Foods – Trading statement with more holes than a fish-net

Published 797 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Aquatic Foods (AFG) released a trading statement this morning. All going well despite the slow-down in China – turnover up, big cash-pile, shares at a big discount to cash etc etc. So the shares are down 15%. What?

Filthy Forty (and others) - who is passing these as fit? Part 7 - the City's cut

Published 813 days ago

In Part 7 Graham Chester looks at the city’s cut when it comes to listing a China play on AIM and wonders whether it is good value for money – or, indeed, whether the financial due diligence process is protecting investors or just part the City’s stock promotion machinery.

Filthy Forty (and others) - who is passing these as fit for UK markets? Part 2, a shocker!

Published 817 days ago

In Part 1 Graham Chester examined the role of the Reporting Accountant when bringing a China play to the Casino. In Part 2 it is time to look at some of the players involved. What better place to start than at Team Stevens, now at the fine firm of Crowe Clark Whitehill – auditor to quite a portfolio of Filthy Forty companies, and a few more besides. Watch the scores-on-the-doors here in terms of share price performance: it is shocking stuff.

George Osborne, what planet are you on? Ref AIM China FRAUD

Published 850 days ago

This week George Osborne was merrily tweeting away that he was Delighted we have agreed with China to look into benefits of connecting UK and China stock markets. He’s clearly had a whale of a time in China, but I fancy he’s got no idea of the dangers of what he’s doing. With the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty turning up scandal after scandal, what on earth does he think he is doing?

AIM-China Filthy40 member Aquatic Foods Interims fail to reassure

Published 865 days ago

One of the problems that AIM-listed China stocks have at the moment is that nobody believes them. Nobody believes the claimed cash-piles or profits. This is amply demonstrated by the stock-market histoire of Aquatic Foods (AFG), a member of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. To remind you, it listed in just February of this year at 70p per share, to give it a market capitalisation of £79.3 million. Yet the shares fell steadily to the current 29p. Today saw Interims to the end of June 2015. Scratch the surface, and the Red Flags are all too apparent.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 9 September - more nonsense from and questions for Quindell

Published 866 days ago

I start by clarifying certain rumous circulating that I am starting new businesses or getting involved with those who do. Au contraire. Very much au ffing contraire. Then it is onto today's ludicrous announcement from Quindell (QPP). I also cover Sefton Resources (SER), Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL), Auhua Clean Energy (ACE) - a dirty AIM dog if I ever I saw one - Asian Citrus (ACHL), Aquatic Foods (AFG), Daniel Stewart (DAN), Iofina (IOF) and of course Monitise (MONI).

Aquatic Foods Group plc – yet ANOTHER AIM-listed China Norfolk?

Published 915 days ago

On Monday AIM-listed Aquatic Foods Group plc (AFG), a Jersey-based holding company with its main assets in Shandong Province in China, held its AGM. Ahead of that gathering it was announced that Mr John McLean (hitherto the Deputy Chairman and Senior non-Exec) had withdrawn his candidacy for re-election to the board. Red Flag? Read on (especially if your name is Xavier Rolet, CEO of the LSE).

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