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Published 38 days ago
The AIM casino has hosted the London stockmarket's biggest fraud for almost 40 years (Quindell) and a raft of smaller frauds in recent years. One might almost say that fraud is endemic. Yet, in a consultation paper published this week, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has insisted that it is not within the remit of its own AIM Regulation department to tackle fraud or indeed do anything about it. This shows a complete contempt for investors - we bank the fees, you bank the losses.
Published 40 days ago
AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) has announced that Steve C Nicandros is to relinquish his executive role as CEO but remains at non-executive chairman. After 21 years of service it is natural to look back and talk about the highlights, so the ShareProphets RNS Translation Team has been busy with today’s quote from Mr Nicandros. Original is in bold.
Published 53 days ago
Worthless AIM listed piece of excrement Servision (SEV) always seems to report its results at the last possible moment to avoid suspension on the casino. In 2016 calendar 2015 numbers (piss poor) arrived on the 30 June deadline day. For 2016 its a slam dunk bet that the numbers (piss poor) will arrive this Friday on deadline day. Why is that?
Published 61 days ago
Few, other than the clowns such as Marcus Stuttard at the LSE, can argue against AIM having delivered absolutely dreadful returns for investors. Since its launch the AIM Index is down by 5.4% (dividends included). The FTSE 100 has doubled over the same period and the FTSE Small Cap Index is 250% ahead. Actually the numbers are even worse. Strip out a handful of massive winners like ASOS and Domino's Pizza and the AIM Index is into double digit losses. But are private investors who have born the brunt of this wealth destruction now getting revenge with spate of attempted boardroom purges? Yes and No.
Published 61 days ago
In seven days time shares in Fusionex (FXI) the drowning in red flags tech company from the Norfolk province of Malaysia will be delisted from the AIM Casino. Yet the shares are up by 55% today at 61.5p. WTF?
Published 63 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.
Published 87 days ago
It seems to be perfectly acceptable for companies on the Casino to complete fundraisings inadequate to see them solvent. Yesterday at 4.22pm shares in AIM-listed Redx Pharma (REDX) were suspended “pending an announcement” by AIM Regulation (the RNS following at 4.35pm – bit of a rush there fellas?) At no-one-is-watching o’clock (6.35pm: after-after-hours) the company announced that administrators had been appointed - just 3 months after the company had apparently raised £12 million in a placing and open offer. Coke and hookers all round for the Nomad and Brokers concerned. Stale bread and water for those sold this particular pup.
Published 102 days ago
Fair play to (pro tem, albeit currently suspended) DiamondCorp (DCP). The news is bad but at least the company is being plain about it. Of course, we have to throw in the obligatory “you can’t say you were not warned” ShareProphets catchphrase, as the writing has been on the wall for months, but yesterday’s after-hours RNS looks to be the cue for a long and arduous aria.
Published 106 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) deslists at the close of play today. If you want to claim your bag of Walkers, now's your last chance - unless you want to take your chances on suggestions of a possible offer from a major shareholder and management coming to fruition at a better price following this weekend's scheduled lethal injection in the basement of Stuttard Towers.
Published 143 days ago
With the demise of the twenty-fifth Filthy Forty listing, Asian Citrus (ACHL), as of this morning there are just 15 of our motley crew remaining listed on the Casino – and one of those, MoneySwap (SWAP), has now been suspended for more than six months, but it seems the Oxymorons have decided not to apply AIM Rule 41.
Published 145 days ago
As at the end of February the number of companies listed on AIM had fallen to 973 – down from 982 at the end of 2016. Having seen 7 new admissions in the first two months of this year, that means that 16 companies disappeared off into the ether during the same period and the world’s most successful growth market has shrunk back to levels not seen since 2004 in terms of the number of companies listed. This morning saw the demise of Rapidcloud (RCI) and North RiverResources (NRRP).
Published 153 days ago
AIM-listed Servision (SEV) still looks to be a story too good to be true. With the company scraping by on boardroom emergency loans and running out of cash, along comes Cascade which agrees to pump in boat-loads of cash at more than 400% of the prevailing share price. We have been told that the first tranche of shares has now been issued (and, indeed, admitted to trading on the Casino), and the cash received. But we’ve not had a TR-1. And why is the company’s AIM Rule 26 major shareholdings web-page almost a year out of date?
Published 153 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….
Published 169 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy Asian Citrus (ACHL) updated the market yesterday that in the light of ongoing allegations of fraud which have thus far prevented release of audited accounts for the year to June 2016, it has now concluded that it won’t get its interims to December out on time either. The shares have been suspended since September 28 last year and now with two sets of numbers outstanding and a deadline under AIM Rules of the 28th of this month to meet or face expulsion from the Casino the fat lady is already humming a merry tune as she gets the lethal injection ready.
Published 173 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty carcass number 24 was taken away from Paternoster (death) Row last night in the form of Jiasen International (JSI). But yesterday the race to become number 25 hotted up as Asian Citrus Holdings (ACHL) gave an update on the lack of progress made in resolving allegations of fraud which its auditor wants to look in to before signing off overdue accounts. With four weeks to go before a one-way trip to the lethal injection room is triggered by reaching the maximum six month suspension period, progress in resolving matters seems to have been non-existent.
Published 181 days ago
ShareProphets has Red Flagged quite a few companies on AIM, but as we all know there is no problem of fraud on the world’s most successful growth market. This is why we created a diversified portfolio of Casino stocks for AIM head honcho and Sham Sheriff, Mr Marcus Stuttard, to invest his own cash and thereby demonstrate his complete faith in his team of oxymorons at AIM Regulation. With the portfolio heading towards the end of its fifth month, here is the latest update – and it is not a pretty sight.
Published 185 days ago
That’s it then, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Jiasen (JSI) is to leave the Casino, with the last day of dealings on the 27th of this month. If you still hold, you know the deadline for claiming your bag of Tesco value crisps. But the statement is a hoot. A listing on the Hong Kong exchange? You’re ‘avin’ a bubble.
Published 200 days ago
Yesterday we noted the announcement from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play - and one of the Fujian Four – Jiasen (JSI) that it was proposing to delist from the Casino. Having listed at 82p per share in 2014, the current 3.125p (mid, last seen) seems a trifle disappointing. Today the company has given its reasons for the proposal. Try not to laugh….
Published 202 days ago
Did it jump or was it pushed? ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty posterboy Jiasen (JSI), one of the Fujian four, has announced this morning that it is proposing to delist from AIM and move instead to NEX (the lobster-pot formerly known as ISDX) - just when we thought that the race to AIM departure #24 from the Filthy Forty was down to a two-horse race between Asian Citrus (ACHL)and MoneySwap (SWAP). Jiasen also announced the departure of a NED with effect from the end of February.
Published 207 days ago
Yesterday ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP) updated on its parlous financial position and the long-promised recapitalisation rescue. It has borrowed a bit more urgent financing, but warned investors that it’s suspension from trading on AIM (since 21 September last year) now has less than two months to run before the company is led to the AIM execution chamber.
Published 224 days ago
On what the LSE claims is "the world's most successful growth market" the bloodbath seen in November got worse in December. It was terrible.
Published 253 days ago
A great call from Cynical Bear appears to have forced a statement out of AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) and a suspension of the shares. But close reading of last night’s no-one-is-watching o’clock statement suggests that the announced loan conversion and warrant issue is not all that it seems. I’ll come back to the issue of headroom later, but first there are a few issues which need to be clarified by the company in short order.
Published 263 days ago
As a mega bear of Management Resource Solutions (MRS) from almost the moment this crock of Turkish floated on the AIM casino, its ever worsening problems make me think that at 2.23 AM at Athens airport it is almost ouzo o'clock. The latest update is just so grim.
Published 268 days ago
Oh dear. They say that no news is good news and so conversely it was beginning to seem that every time AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) opened its mouth via the RNS system these days it was bad news. What a come-down from the good old days when it could announce anything it liked and the market loved it. Perhaps the company’s fortunes will change with this morning’s ramptastic RNS, although the reaction seems a tad muted already. Watching this unfold I wonder if my plan for instant wealth as a death spiral financier might hit a snag.
Published 269 days ago
So AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG) has announced the conversion of a further £600,000 of its death spiral funding facility with L1. That is on top of the previous £700,000 announced on Monday of last week. Running the ShareProphets abacus over the numbers, it looks very tight as to whether the company will get anywhere near drawing Tranche 2 of the funding package. But studying it all makes me realise there is a fabulous path to richness awaiting me.
Published 270 days ago
AIM-China incubator play Grand Group (GIPO) only joined the Casino in January 2015, too late to make our ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty index. This is most unfortunate, for the credentials on offer are impeccable – and now, it seems, we could be just over five weeks from a one-way trip to the AIM Execution chamber, courtesy of AIM Rule 41 (if, that is, the Oxymorons bother to enforce the rule this time). This is as on 30 December the mandatory delisting following a six-month suspension kicks in unless the company gets its accounts to December 2015 out.
Published 276 days ago
Shares in ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play China Africa (CAF) suddenly had a rocket under them late on Monday. Having been bumping along the bottom at around 4p for months on end, all of a sudden they shot up on Monday to 7.5p and a “know-of-no-reason” RNS duly followed at midday yesterday. This morning they have shot higher again clocking up a peak of 16p. But now, less than 24 hours after knowing of no specific reason for the share price move, the company has ‘fessed up that a restructuring and placing are on the way.
Published 294 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!
Published 303 days ago
Continuing our wanderings through the accounts of those who promote and look after companies listed on the Casino, we turn here to the FY (to Mar 16) accounts of Northland Capital Partners – Nomad to such fine enterprises such as AIM-listed Edenville Energy (EDL) and the now executed Eastbridge Investments (EBIV), Broker to AIM-listed Octagonal (OCT) and introducers of Vast Resources (VAST) to the fine fellows at Bracknor. A truly magnificent contribution to life on the Casino I’m sure we all agree.
Published 307 days ago
Back on 25 August this year ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) issued a comedy RNS announcing an Open Offer which was to be used in part for working capital and in part to fund a share buy-back. The working capital we can all understand, given the audit qualifications in its FY15 results and the content of its recent interims. But what about the share buy-back?
Published 345 days ago
In a quite astonishing statement released yesterday, the non-exec Chairman of AIM death-row inhabitant Galasys (GLS), Mr Kim Seng Teh, has given his account of an unbelievable systemic failure on the AIM Casino to control the behaviour of the board of a member of the world’s most successful growth market. WH Ireland, as the Nomad responsible for this train-wreck until a few days ago, has a number of serious questions to answer, as does AIM Regulation – which, I hope, will be asking a good few questions of its own. I wouldn’t like to second-guess who is the villain in the boardroom and who is the innocent party, but I am sure of one thing: heads must roll in the oversight department.
Published 353 days ago
We have already noted that AIM-listed Galasys (GLS) appears to be minus a company secretary, minus a registered office, minus a Nomad, minus a Broker and minus a NED or two since the board declared war upon itself last year. Now it seems that two disgruntled shareholders have decided enough is enough, but the implications as to what has been going on are dreadful.
Published 354 days ago
Mkango Resources (MKA) the companyu with worthless (not so) Rare Earth assets in African which no-one else wants and which was trading whilst insolvent at the time of its AIM IPO has released its debut quarterly results on the Casino."When in Rome"...Mkango has marked the occassion with a great big fat lie.
Published 355 days ago
The message to my daughter on why I'm rooting for Donald Trump really is now live now and can be found HERE. Meanwhile, over the past week we have demonstrated clearly that there is an almighty stink about both Cloudtag (CTAG) - HERE - and also African Potash (AFPO) - HERE. I have presented the evidence to the FCA and AIM regulation, I explain why this is now an acid test for the credibility of the casino and who exactly is in the firing line.
Published 361 days ago
AIM-listed China and South East Asia play Galasys (GLS) has seen a stunning procession out of the door of late. One NED last December, the Company Secretary (not yet replaced) and Registered Office (not yet replaced) last week, another NED twelve days ago, the Nomad and Broker last week, and now yet another NED today. Surely there is no way back for the company now – yet the company’s RNS today was apparently signed off by WHI as Nomad and Broker!
Published 362 days ago
I’ve no idea what AIM-listed Yujin (YUJ) got up to in its previous life, but its shareholders (who may be wondering the same!) are clearly in for a treat as it moves to ISDX doing an RTO, share consolidation, change of name, a new board comes in and new advisers are appointed. We may have thought we had seen the Dream Team on ShareProphets, but this one goes straight to the top of the pile.
Published 363 days ago
They are still dropping like flies. This morning the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty saw its 23rd victim as LED International Holdings (LED) had its one-way trip from AIM’s Death Row to the lethal injection room. There are now just 17 of the original forty remaining, of which one is currently suspended. This is an incredible indictment of AIM, and the recent history of LED is the sour cherry on the rancid icing on the mouldy cake.
Published 384 days ago
32Red (TTR), the online gaming business, delivered a nice set of results on Friday, although they were greeted in a lackluster fashion by the market. After a huge run up in price over the past year, investors seem cautious that the share price might now fully “up with events”.
Published 390 days ago
AIM-listed Purplebricks (PURP) only joined the Casino in December and today it was announced that its Chief Marketing Officer dumped 243,618 shares at a price of 140p – worth a shade over £341,000 – last Friday.
Published 398 days ago
There is no doubt that AIM is an incredible cash-raising machine. According to the most recent AIM Factsheet (to June 2016), published by the London Stock Exchange (HERE) £41 billion has been raised in new issues, and a further £56 billion in further issues of shares – a whopping total of £97 billion. Over the 21-year life of the Casino that is a very impressive average of £4.6 billion a year.
Published 401 days ago
The clock is ticking for ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play LED International Holdings (LED). Actually, the clock ran down to zero last month but still AIM Rule 41 has not been invoked. AIM Regulation is well aware of the situation and has elected to do nothing: the chocolate teapots appear to be happy to flout their own rulebook in blatant fashion.
Published 404 days ago
As predicted HERE ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Eastbridge Investments (EBIV) had its one-way trip to the AIM execution chamber last night. It becomes the twenty-first AIM Casino departure on the Filthy Forty. There are more to come, it is just a matter of time.
Published 404 days ago
Hello Share Scrummers. In my humble opinion, British banks are among the biggest bargains in Shareland at the mo. Though I was in two minds about foisting this opinion on you, as banks have a marvellous talent for letting us down. They’ve been doing that steadily since the big crashes of 2007 and 8. But I really do think the shares have been oversold since the result of the Brexit vote. They fell a heck of a lot. Without their failure, the Footsie which eventually rocketed on the decision to leave the EU, would have been near the elusive 7000 level by now.
Published 407 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member LED International Holdings (LED) has been suspended from trading since 22 Dec 2015 – we are well into month seven of suspension, then. AIM Rule 41 says: “The Exchange will cancel the admission of AIM securities where these have been suspended from trading for six months”. Yet LED has still not been given the order of the boot by AIM Regulation. I dropped our friendly Oxymorons a line….
Published 417 days ago
Well you can't say that you were not warned over and over again. This afternoon AIM-listed Rurelec - which has a few balance sheet issues - announced that its FY15 results will not be released by the end of this month (ie by Thursday this week) and so the shares have been suspended. Apparently they are pencilled in for release in a couple of weeks' time but there has to be a question of whether Rurelec shares will ever trade again.
Published 417 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?
Published 418 days ago
For all of yesterday’s ramping over Device Authority (formerly Cryptosoft) a big question mark is being hoisted over AIM-listed investment company Tern plc (TERN) after the arrival of some confidential documents at Deputy Sheriff Towers. It appears that Tern has been somewhat tardy with ‘fessing up to losses on its first investment, Flexiant Corporation Ltd. Oh dear….this looks poor. Very poor indeed.
Published 418 days ago
I just love Companies House. You can flick through so many companies in just a few moments and last night I came across a share allotment filing for ex-AIM Casino stock Teathers Financial (TEA) which turned up out of the blue only yesterday, and was filed on 25 June 2016 – just two days after Justin Drummond stepped down from the board. It seems that 3.05 million shares were issued on 29 Sept 2015. So why does this smell so badly of anchovy-stuffed rotting kippers?
Published 423 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play LED Holdings (LED) has finally got around to releasing its full year results to June of last year. They are audited numbers, but the Red Flags in the audit report are so shocking that surely the Nomad to this company, Allenby, has to resign on the spot. Is it really good enough for an AIM-listed company to produce numbers against which the auditor issues a disclaimer of opinion?
Published 424 days ago
AIM is now 21 and new, hard, data from Hargreaves Lansdown shows that, whatever the London Stock Exchange says, it has been a disaster. Over that time the AIM Index has fallen by 30%. By contrast - with dividends included - the FTSE Small Cap Index is up by 220%. Ouch.
Published 429 days ago
ShareProphets is delighted to bring you the Filthy Forty Casino Elimination Stakes in celebration of Royal Ascot - it is time to place your bets! Which of the twenty remaining members of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty will be suspended, head over to AIM’s Death Row following a Nomad resignation or be executed over the coming four weeks?
Published 436 days ago
ShareSoc, home to disgraced ramper Roger Lawson of blinkx, Globo and general infamy, reckons that AIM Can lose its Casino tag but needs reform. On the latter point that seems like a statement of the bleeding obvious but what does ShareSoc demand? Honestly you could not make this stuff up.
Published 436 days ago
Picking up on Cynical Bear’s footballing analogy and having previously wondered whether there might be a skeleton in the cupboard of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty MoneySwap (SWAP) in the light of last week’s ‘fessing up by fellow Filthy Forty PCG Entertainment (PCGE), further digging reveals a festival of Red Flags. Look no further than the previous stamping ground of MoneySwap and PCG Entertainment (PCGE) former chairman, Mr Kung Min Lin, at Power Capital Global Limited (PCGB), which started life as Sportswinbet (SWB) in 2005. Here are the first half highlights.
Published 456 days ago
This morning it was announced that SDX Energy Inc (SDX) had joined the AIM Casino, to add to its TSX-V listing in Canada. Welcome to the mad-house. But reading through the admission and first day of dealings RNS a few things jump out at me. I wonder if it is already one to be avoided like the plague.
Published 492 days ago
Hmmm, a Chinese company domiciled in the Cayman Islands lists on the Casino and less than sixteen months on there appears to be a bit of a procession going on, with two directors walking the plank with immediate effect in consecutive days. Sound familiar?
Published 508 days ago
It is 1-1 in the Cretan holidays 2016 Championship. The Mrs and I face a decider later. Right now I consider that is more important than a rigged market like AIM. I cite three instances of this from today and, frankly, consider the draughts championship a higher priority than writing about the Casino. At least the Mrs and I play on a level field.
Published 514 days ago
It comes as no surprise that (now ex-) AIM-listed DQ Entertainment (DQE) had a spot of bother in finding a replacement Nomad after the previous incumbent Allenby walked the plank last month, having given notice and warning that if new directors proposed by EGM requisitioners were appointed then it would resign forthwith. But now we have what looks to be the final nail in the coffin as the company has admitted that it can’t find a Nomad which will represent it and it is to be booted off the Casino as from this morning - a nice early morning execution. I hope that any readers with a holding managed to get out, even if only with one of Tom Winnifrith’s bags of crisps: it is better than nothing.
Published 539 days ago
Anyone who held on to their shares in AIM-listed (pro tem) DQ Entertainment (DQE) ahead of the Nomad resignation-induced suspension had better look the other way now. The company has called the long-awaited EGM which was requisitioned to force through board changes and it looks as though a shareholder wipe-out very much on the cards.
Published 540 days ago
It is hard to keep up. We called Auhua “Clean is my middle name” Energy (ACE) as the 21st AIM delisting/suspension on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty as its Nomad steps down effective first thing on Monday, but at no-one-is-watching o’clock last night up popped Asia Ceramics (ACHP) to say that its Nomad had resigned. So Auhua will have to settle for 22nd place.
Published 544 days ago
Shares in AIM-listed DQ Entertainment (DQE) are down 35% to 1.125p mid (last seen) as today's close-of-play deadline for the company to find a replacement Nomad or see the shares suspended looms large. Is this the last chance to salvage one of Tom Winnifrith's bags of crisps?
Published 544 days ago
Already suspended from trading on the Casino following the resignation of Sanlam as Nomad, Motive TV (MTV) has announced this morning that it has been unable to meet a requirement to pay out £150,000 plus legal costs of another £28,200 in cash to buy in convertible loan notes by 19 Feb 2016. There appears to be an unseemly race about to start between two rival executioners for the privilege of pulling the lever: AIM Regulation has a scheduled date of 16 March in the event that Motive fails to sign up a new Nomad. But are we about to see one of the loan note holders call the Administrators to nip in and take the glory?
Published 551 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.
Published 563 days ago
Update: the company re-issued the RNS of last night at 7am this morning, with the correction in the title that it's Nomad was resigning. Now it could be that someone at the company thought it a bit of an oversight, or perhaps the Nomad (Allenby) insisted on the correction. Either way it would appear that any attempt to bury the bad news has backfired in spectacular fashion: the shares are off by 45% last seen.
Published 595 days ago
Hello Share Seekers. You may remember Harold Lloyd, the famous silent picture star, who climbed tall buildings and kept falling off them.
Published 597 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play JQW (JQW) has served up a new year message for its now lobster-potted shareholders. It's goodbye, so long, farewell as its AIM execution beckons first thing on Monday morning.
Published 605 days ago
AIM-listed (until Tuesday) Paragon Diamonds has updated the market on its search for a Nomad and the ongoing funding crisis. Merry Christmas, the shares are to be booted off the Casino next Tuesday as it can't find a Nomad to take it on - because the long-promised funding has still not arrived.
Published 607 days ago
Oh joy of joys. I am now enjoying a large ouzo. First David Lenigas leaves the Casino and now this... Roland "fatty " Cornish, the Nomad of last resort, has had enough and has quit as Nomad to the - already suspended - Daniel Stewart (DAN) with immediate effect. What a fucking brilliant day I am having.
Published 614 days ago
You just could not make this up. Out of cash, out of a Nomad and now it seems out of vendors AIM-listed Paragon Diamonds (PRG) has announced (last night - after hours, natch) that the deal to buy the Mothae diamond project has hit a bit of a snag because the vendor has pulled out. But not to worry, they're off to negotiate directly with the government of Lesotho. What with? Fresh air?
Published 634 days ago
This morning AIM-listed (pro tem) Patagon Diamonds (PRG) announced that its erstwhile Nomad and Broker, Northland Capital Partners, had resigned with immediate effect. If no new Nomad is found within a month then Paragon will be booted off the Casino and in the meantime regardless of any resolution to the comapny's financial problems (if that ever happens) the suspension will continue.
Published 638 days ago
Today is Sefton Resources’ (SER) last day as a publicly traded company. In a shock email to one aggrieved shareholder, recently installed CEO Clem Chambers has admitted that the EGM requisitioners did not have a replacement nominated advisor to take over from Allenby Capital. This is despite all the public claims and propaganda to the contrary. Shame on all involved. Their reckless actions have destroyed Sefton and it’s the company’s innocent shareholders who have been made to pay.
Published 650 days ago
EDIT: table reformatted so you can see it all now. Prepare for instant nausea. I've been taking a look at some of the winners from the Globo scandal - those who made money while the shareholders were scammed. Of course, Globo was a fine example of the best corporate governance to be found on AIM. That is what all those exec and non-exec directors (including two chairmen) as well as two principal audit firms were being paid for. Let us take a look at who made what since Globo joined the Casino at the back end of 2007.
Published 671 days ago
In the wake of proposed changes to AIM Rules regarding investment companies and cash shells (see HERE and HERE) I am drawn to an announcement on Friday afternoon from ISDX Growth Market-listed Chalkstream (CHLK). It has announced plans to end its life as an investment company after two and a half years – and no investment. Let us compare that to the AIM-China Filthy Forty member that is Northwest Investment Group (NWIG) which has spent about five years on the Casino – and has also not invested a single penny.
Published 671 days ago
On Friday captions were invited for the following picture, in honour of Xavier L'Autruche Rolet in the wake of yet another departure from the Casino by one of the Shareprophets AIM-China Filthy Forty.
Published 673 days ago
Has the London Stock Exchange finally woken up to the fact its AIM Augean Stables is in dire need of a very late spring clean? Over recent months a few clues have started to emerge that the LSE is covertly trying to regain control of its growth market and repair its battered reputation. The latest hint that something is afoot came via this morning’s piece in the Financial Times, with news that the LSE is going to tighten up the rules concerning cash shells. If this is an indicator of a wider initiative to sort out AIM it is something to celebrate. However if the LSE genuinely wants to restore confidence in the “world’s most successful growth market” it is also going to have to take some actions publicly, no matter how difficult they might be.
Published 676 days ago
With the Financial Reporting Council now having written to Tom Winnifrith to thank him formally for his work in exposing the multiple frauds at Quindell (QPP), the question arises as to how the oxymorons at AIM Regulation managed to ignore all the evidence they too were sent. Add to that the ongoing fiasco that is the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty (number 13 due to be booted off the Casino on Thursday) and there is surely a king-sized omlette on their collective faces.
Published 690 days ago
As flagged up at the weekend HERE there were fourteen AIM-China stocks still to report by the deadline of tomorrow (Weds). It is now Tuesday and we have had just three so far- China New Energy (CNEL), GTS Chemical (GTS) and Asia Ceramics (ACHP). More on those to follow. But already we have had another one join Sino-Casino Death Row in the form of Camkids (CAMK) (see HERE).
Published 698 days ago
Further to Tom Winnifrith's piece HERE which highlights that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member Global Market Group (GMC) has now been without a Nomad for a month and a day, yet there has been no announcement that it has been formally booted off the Casino I have dropped a line to AIM Regulation. Is it the case that ShareProphets is now the regulator? The letter reads:
Published 699 days ago
Oh dear. It is another dismal day for those invested in the Filthy Forty China Aim stocks with shares in Vmoto (VMT) suspended on the casino after a most bizarre statement. Let’s look at the timeline of what has – to date – been one of the star performing China AIM plays one of only three showing gains since IPO. Make that two now.
Published 709 days ago
AIM-listed Univision Engineering Limited (UVEL) issued its full year results for the year to the end of Mar 2015 at no-one-is-watching o’clock, 5.33pm last night. That is enough of a Red Flag already, but given the recent focus of this website on AIM-China set-ups, I see that this company is registered in Hong Kong. Oh dear….
Published 712 days ago
Following a series of questions HERE, HERE and HERE AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) has finally clarified how it managed to allow the holder of warrants exercisable at 4.6p to exercise them at 0.02p instead. I’ve lost count of the clarifications and restatements Tern has issued so far this year, but at least we can start to draw a line under this latest one – although yesterday’s RNS would suggest that Tern’s FY13 and FY14 accounts and results RNSs, and the RNS of 31 July 2013 (which announced the issue of the warrant instrument) were all just plain wrong.
Published 716 days ago
Following on from THIS ARTICLE from earlier today, I have written to AIM Regulation and asked them to step in. This is an important matter, because shareholders in AIM-listed Tern plc have just seen more than 1% of their company near-enough handed out for almost nothing, by way of an unexplained warrant exercise which they would have been unaware of. This is not an acceptable situation because the implication is that ownership rights on AIM can become arbitrary.
Published 721 days ago
Following previous comments (HERE) wondering who was running the show for the ex-AIM Casino entity that is Gate Ventures plc (GATE) things have become a little clearer. And a little murkier too. Gate has continued to release news through the RNS system, almost as if oblivious to the fact that it is no longer on the London Stock Exchange’s junior market. Some might see this as a good thing as its shareholders can still find out what is going on, albeit through a series of RNS Reach (ie non-regulatory) missives. The less charitable view might be that potential investors are given the impression that Gate still retains a proper listing. Whatever.
Published 724 days ago
AIM-China poster-boy Global Market Group (GMC) looks set to become the next member of the ShareProphets Filthy Forty to be given the order of the boot, unless it can find itself a new Nomad by 21 September 2015. This Cayman Islands registered company joined AIM in June 2012 at £1.30 a share, when it raised £9.7 million through a Placing, to join the Casino with a market capitalisation of around £127 million. The shares fell almost immediately to just over 80p. They are now suspended at 50p – following the payment of a deposit in connection with a land acquisition as announced on 10 Aug 2015 - as the lobster-potted shareholders wonder whether the company will ever resume trading.
Published 1127 days ago
I am sure that AIM Regulation now know full well who Phorm (PHRM) PLC are. But following my revelation’s earlier today HERE I have asked my good pals to investigate whether Phorm PLC but also Mirabaud Securities (broker) and Canaccord (Nomad) were guilty of market abuse in 2011 and 2012 or of extreme negligence or both or neither.
Published 1143 days ago
I have flagged to AIM Regulation the numerous failings of Roland “Fatty” Cornish and his Nomad firm Beaumont Cornish. Once again I have written to Regulation today asking it to investigate why Fatty allowed Digital Learning Marketplace to publish as an RNS a total lie in August 2012. My start witness is….Angus Forrest now at Tern PLC (TERN) but then at DLM. Forrest is an honourable man and so has, I suspect inadvertently, dobbed Fatty in to The Sheriff of AIM
Published 1160 days ago
For the fourth time I have written to AIM regulation asking for a formal investigation into whether Roland “fatty” Cornish and his firm Beaumont Cornish carried out its supervisory duties adequately in the period June-September 2012 with regard to Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM), now Alpha Returns (ARGP), a firm then run by crony capitalists Angus Forrest & Bruce Leith who are now running Tern PLC (TERN) into the ground. This is prompted by the shock whistle-blower letter from July 17 2012 which I published in full yesterday, HERE.
Published 1172 days ago
Call me a pedant if you wish but I am drawn to statements made by Quindell (QPP) regarding its move from AIM to a full listing and I wonder if it might be appropriate for the company to clarify matters for those like me who take an interest in its affairs. On 31 March in an RNS Quindell stated that:
Published 1177 days ago
We seem to be having a bit of a run in with Roland "Fatty" Cornish of Nominated Advisor Beaumont Cornish. First there was the little matter of New World Oil & Gas – see HERE. Now we come to events at what is now Alpha Returns (ARGP) and matters from 2012 revealed by Nigel Somerville earlier today HERE